Monday, November 24, 2014





A-Day: Monday, November 24, 2014 and B-Day:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Part Two

a. Go to the following link and take the midterm part two:

Midterm Part Two - Writing


2. Check and Make Up Grade

a. When finished with the midterm. Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.

3. Review Midterm: Parts 1 and 2








Thursday, November 20, 2014




A-Day: Thursday, November 20, 2014 and B-Day:  Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Part Two

a. Go to the following link and take the midterm part two:

Midterm Exam 2nd Quarter


2. Check and Make Up Grade

a. When finished with the midterm. Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.

 






Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A-Day: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and B-Day: Wednesday, November 19, 2014







A-Day: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and B-Day:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Review:


2. Check and Make Up Grade
Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.


3. Homework:

a. Finish creating your 3 x 5 "cheat sheet" for the test. You may use this on both the language/reading portion and the writing portion.

b. Practice for the writing midterm...Monday and Tuesday! Go to Canvas and practice on various argument prompts.






Friday, November 14, 2014






A-Day: Friday, November 14, 2014 and B-Day:  Monday, November 17, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. Review and correct the Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1:

c. Final chance for any questions on...


2. Vocabulary 

a. Review and correct the Vocabulary Eight Worksheet: 

Vocabulary Chapter Eight Vocabulary Worksheet

b. Make sure you study chapters six through eight for the midterm exam.


3.  Submit Assignments:

a. Submit both assignments above to the following submission form:

Assignment Submission Form

b. You will need to submit them separately on the above form.


4. Argument Writing Continued...

a. This is the last day to improve your score... 
b. Share ideas on how to improve with your peers and the class... What is working? What seems to be some of the BIG keys to getting a better score?



5. 2nd Quarter Midterm Study Guide

a. Download the following 2nd Quarter Study Guide:

2nd Quarter Midterm Exam Study Guide

b. Create and study a card for the test.

 

6. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of December.
b. Argument Writing on Smartphones DUE BY THE END OF CLASS!
c. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1 - Due TODAY!
d. Vocabulary Chapter Eight Worksheet - Due TODAY!





Wednesday, November 12, 2014





A-Day: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and B-Day:  Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #4 - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:




2. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. If you did not get the notes last class, there are relinked below:



b. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1:

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement #2

c. This will be due next class...


3. Vocabulary 

a. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter Eight Worksheet:

Vocabulary Chapter Eight Vocabulary Worksheet

b. This will also be due next class...


4. Argument Writing Continued...

a. We will continue to work to improve the Smartphone Argumentative Essay... 
b. Spend time looking at the lessons Utah Compose suggests. Use these suggestions to improve. 
c. When you have received the score you want, work to help others improve their writing as well.




5. Last Year's SAGE Results:

a. Each student will come up and receive last year's SAGE Test Scores from me. We will discuss keys to improving test scores as well as College-Career Readiness.


6. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of December.
b. Get your Argument Writing on Smartphones up as high as you can. You must reach 18 for a passing score. 




Monday, November 10, 2014

A-Day: Monday, November 10, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, November 11, 2014




A-Day: Monday, November 10, 2014 and B-Day:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #3

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:



2. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. We will begin our study of Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Rules. Download the following notes sheet for our study today... you may want to take your own notes:


b. Go to the following links and practice Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Skills... you will have to logon to Utah Compose First:

Utah Compose

c. If the following links do not work, just find the three "Pronoun Sets" in the "practice"  and "grammar exercises" part of Utah Compose.



3. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Work to improve your essay... 
b. Spend time looking at the lessons Utah Compose suggests. Use the suggestions to improve. 


4. New November Book

a. If you have not submitted your book for November... do it today:

November Home Reading Submission Form


5. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of November.
b. Get your Argument Writing on Smartphones up as high as you can. You must reach 18 for a passing score. 




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A-Day: Thursday, November 6, 2014 and B-Day: Friday, November 7, 2014



A-Day: Thursday, November 6, 2014 and B-Day:  Friday, November 7, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #3

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:

Bell Quiz #3

2. Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Continued

a. Correct and discuss any issue on the last worksheet... Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet #2

Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2


b. Submit the worksheet to the following submission form:

2nd Quarter Assignment Submission Form


2. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Just for fun, watch the following silly video about Cell Phones:

Cell Phone Video

b. Today, we begin to write the essay on Smartphones in the Classroom.
c. Go to the following link for Utah Compose:

Utah Compose

d. Log in to the Utah Compose website.
e. Go to the Prompts section of the website and select the Smartphones in the Classroom prompt.
f. Listen to the instructions in class and begin writing and revising on this assignment.


3. Home Reading Book for October

a. We will finish checking off the Home Reading Book for October.
b. This will be the last day we do this in class.


4. Vocabulary:

a. Submit the completed Chapter Seven Worksheet to the following form:

2nd Quarter Assignment Submission Form

b. Don't forget to use Quizlet to study your vocabulary lists:

Quizlet Link


5. Homework:


a. October's Home Reading Assignment IS PAST DUE!
b. Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet -- Due TODAY.
c. Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2 -- Due TODAY.
d. November Home Reading Book must be submitted TODAY!




A-Day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and B-Day: Wednesday, November 5, 2014






A-Day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and B-Day:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today's Tasks


1. Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Continued

a. For the next and final exercise in Subject-Verb Agreement, you are going to need the original notes. They are reattached here:

Subject-Verb Agreement Notes

b. Download, make a copy, and complete the following Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet #2

Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2


c. This will be due next class.


2. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Today, we will continue to organize our writing by completing the outline. If you did not get this started last class, it is relinked below. 

Argument Essay Outline (Updated)

b. We will go deeper into the organization of this essay, looking at the two articles and the side of the issue you have taken. 
c. We will also begin to look into the transitions, as described on the outline, that are expected in this essay.


3. Home Reading Book for October

a. While students are completing the essay outline above, we will begin to check off the Home Reading Book for October.
b. This will again be an oral examination. 
c. You will also need to pick a book for the November Home Reading Assignment.


4. Vocabulary:

a. If you have not begun to work on Vocabulary Chapter Seven, it is reattached below:

Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet

b. This will be due NEXT CLASS.
c. Don't forget to use Quizlet to study your vocabulary lists:

Quizlet Link


4. Homework:


a. October's Home Reading Assignment IS DUE TODAY!
b. Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet -- Due NEXT CLASS.
c. Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2 -- Due NEXT CLASS.
d. November Home Reading Book must be selected by NEXT CLASS!