Into the Wild discussion on Tuesday 3/19. Have all written work completed by class time!
Final Research Paper due on Turn it by Friday, March 15 at midnight
This week's vocab: Sylvan, Testy, Travesty, Motif, Neophyte, Intermittent, Moot, Plenary, Surveillance, Perspicacity quiz on Friday 2/22
Read chapters 16&17 of Into the Wild for block day this week. Be prepared for a reading quiz.
Schedule your research interview. Interview write-up is due on Tuesday 3/5
This week's vocab: Complicity, Equity, Abject, Effigy, Derelict , Indictment, Inane, Diatribe, Agnostic, Indubitable quiz on Thursday 2/7 or Friday 2/8
Read your assigned chapter in Into the Wild for Monday 2/11
Second set of 25 research notecards due on Tuesday 2/12
This week's vocab: Idiosyncrasy, Ubiquitous, Overweening, Sumptuous, Reputed, Ignominy, Nuance, Mundane, Sophistry, Penchant quiz on Friday 2/1
Vocab Exam Units 3&4 on Friday 12/14, Vocab Projects due block days 12/19 and 12/20
Finish and print your "Well Crafted Rant" for Monday 12/3
This week's vocab: atrophy, concord, exigency, flotsam, glean, consummate, frenetic, bastion, grouse, disarray quiz on Friday 11/30
No new vocab this week!!! (Week of 10/29)
Vocab Exam: Units 1&2 on Friday 10/26
*Check Powerschool for missing work. Quarter ends 10/26
This week's vocab: Overt, Propriety, Myopic, Summarily, Sacrilege, Talisman, Pejorative, Suppliant, Undulate, Maelstrom quiz on Friday 10/19.
This week's vocab: Halcyon, Accost, Gambit, Avid, Brackish, Celerity, Incendiary, Histrionic, Melodramatic, Devious, Animadversion quiz on Friday 10/5
Listed below are the due dates for the reading assignments for The Glass Castle. Please be sure to complete each assignment by the due date. We’ll be using this book as the basis for our writing assignments and discussions during first quarter. Please continue to follow these due dates even if class is cancelled or the bell schedule changes. Be prepared for reading quizzes after any/all sections.
DUE MONDAY 9/10: Read through page 31
DUE WEDNESDAY 9/12 or THURSDAY 9/13: Read pages 32-53
DUE FRIDAY 9/14: Read pages 54-66
DUE TUESDAY 9/18: Read page 67-90
DUE WEDNESDAY 9/19 or THURSDAY 9/20: Read pages 91 through 125
DUE FRIDAY 9/21: Read pages 129-148
DUE TUESDAY 9/25: Read pages 149-180
DUE WEDNESDAY 9/26 or THURSDAY 9/27: Read pages 181-206
DUE FRIDAY 9/28: Read pages 207- 222
DUE TUESDAY 10/2: Read pages 223-241
DUE WEDNESDAY 10/3 or THURSDAY 10/4: Read 245-281
*WE WILL FINISH THE NOVEL TOGETHER IN CLASS!!
This week's vocab: Germane, Insatiable, Intransigent, Invidious, Largesse, Reconnaissance, Substantiate, Taciturn, Tenable, Temporize quiz on Friday, 9/28
Read through page 180 in The Glass Castle for Tuesday 9/25
Polished draft of college essay due on Turnitin by 11:59 on Friday 9/21
9/21 Acquisitive, Arrogate, Banal, Belabor, Carping, Coherent, Congeal, Emulate, Encomium, Eschew Quiz on Friday 9/21
College Essay Draft #1 :
Using the brainstorming from class this week, choose ONE compelling essay topic from your lists. Then produce a 1-2 page draft. This can be rough but MUST be crafted.
- This is not a free-write. Use the “10 College Essay Tips” to guide your writing.
- Tip #3 is crucial. Write the essay that only you can write.
- Re-read Walls’ Woman on the Street for examples of brevity, honesty and vivid detail.
- Bring a printed copy of your draft to class on Tuesday 9/4. You will be using it.
- This is a 50 point formative.