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December English

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Tuesday, December 14th

  • Worked on the story about strange things falling from the sky
    • Edison's Sausage tree
    • Brainstorming
    • Writing the story - finish for Thursday or Friday (in Math) is okay too


Monday, December 13th

  • Collected the Trip Letter Assignment
    • Those who could not finish due to power outages can hand it in any time this week without penalties 
  • Finished the Notice and Note Signposts Questions with a partner
  • Discussed different things that have fallen from the sky - related to the Kentucky Meat Shower
    • We will write a short story tomorrow related to the article 


Tuesday, December 7th

  • Peer Editing
    • Good Copy of the Letter is due on Monday, December 13th
      • Follow the MLA Formatting Guidelines
      • Be sure to hand in your research, your rough work and your peer editing sheet with your good copy 
  • Homonyms practice - write a paragraph/story where you incorrectly use at least 10 homonyms
    • Reminder - homonyms test Friday 


Friday, December 3rd

  • Wrote our vocabulary test
  • Worked on the rough copy of the letter
    • Complete the rough work this weekend if you did not do so in class  


Wednesday, December 1st

  • Pick a novel for the Independent Reading Assignment (IRA)
    • It must be a novel (not non-fiction, not a biography, not a graphic novel)
      • With a protagonist, a setting, a conflict and a climax 
    • You have ~ one month to finish it - we will start the project when we get back from the Christmas break
    • You can choose a book from home, from my class library, from SORA or from the CVR library
    • Friday I will ask you for your selection (as well as the number of pages in the book)
  • Finished and reviewed the Simile and Metaphor worksheet
  • Started writing the rough copy of the trip letter  
    • We will continue to write next class 


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