Thursday, January 29, 2015



A-Day: Thursday, January 29, 2015 and B-Day: Friday, January 30, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #3

a. Go to the following link and take the quiz:

Bell Quiz #3



2. Vocabulary: Chapters 11-13

a. Make sure you continue to study all chapters, especially those from this quarter:

3. Argument Final Review

a. Submit your Ebola Three-Paragraph Writing (Put it in your English 10 folder)

b. We will exchange these three paragraphs amongst the class and get at least three peer reviews according to the following Peer Review Checklist:

Peer Review Checklist for Ebola Three-Paragraph Essay

c. If you have not started writing, the prompt is reattached below:

EBOLA: Concerned or Not Concerned

d. We will peer review and class review these paragraphs in class.


4. Homework:

a. Study vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
b. Ebola Essay Peer-Reviewed - DUE TODAY!








Tuesday, January 27, 2015





A-Day: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 and B-Day: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz -- No bell quiz today!

a. No bell quiz today! Say, thank you!

2. Grammar - Review/Reteach Parallel Structure

a. We need to review the basics of Parallel Structure.
b. As a class, review and reteach the concepts of parallel structure
c. Download, make a copy, and complete the following parallel structure worksheet:



d. Please ask questions about items with which you are still struggling.


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 13

a. We will continue our study of Vocabulary Chapter 13. 
b. If you have not downloaded and completed Chapter 13, it is reattached here:


c. This will be due NEXT CLASS.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:

4. Breaking Down the First Few Paragraphs of an Argument Essay

a. Last class we started to read and annotate the following articles. Today, we will complete the readings and start an opening paragraph with a 3 Point Thesis Statement that follows good parallel structure.
b. If you did not get the articles finished last class, they are reattached below:

Six Reasons to Panic


Massive Improvement in Ebola Fight

c. When you complete these articles today, they need to be submitted for credit.

d. Once you have read the two articles and submitted, you will need to write a full opening paragraph with all the parts. 

e. Download, make a copy, and complete the opening paragraph part of the following prompt:

EBOLA: Concerned or Not Concerned

f. We will peer review and class review these paragraphs in class.


5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 13 Worksheet -- DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Study vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Write your opening paragraph for the Ebola Topic -- DUE TODAY!







Friday, January 23, 2015





A-Day: Friday, January 23, 2015 and B-Day: Monday, January 26, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #2 - Magic Grammar and Vocabulary 12

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

Bell Quiz #2

2. Grammar - Review Magic Grammar Sheet

a. Final Review the magic grammar sheet as a class:



b. Please ask questions about items with which you are still struggling.


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 13

a. We will begin our study of Vocabulary Chapter 12. 
b. Download, make a copy, and complete the following worksheet:


c. This will be due two class periods from today.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


4. Breaking Down the First Few Paragraphs of an Argument Essay

a. We are going to do a final practice for the SAGE Argument Writing Test by carefully breaking down a couple articles and writing the first three paragraphs in steps.
b. Download, make a copy, read, and annotate the following two articles:

Six Reasons to Panic


Massive Improvement in Ebola Fight

c. These annotated articles will be turned in for credit by the end of the period.

d. Once you have read the two articles and submitted them, you will need to write a full opening paragraph with all the parts (Hook, Background Information, Thesis/Claim). We will peer review and class review these paragraphs next time.

5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 13 Worksheet -- DUE IN TWO CLASS PERIODS!
b. Study vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Read and annotate the two articles on Ebola - DUE TODAY!
c. Write your opening paragraph for the Ebola Topic -- DUE NEXT CLASS.








Thursday, January 22, 2015






A-Day: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and B-Day: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz - No bell quiz today

a. Say thank you!

2. Grammar - Review Magic Grammar Sheet

a. Review the magic grammar sheet as a class:



b. Be prepared for a bell quiz next class!


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 12

a. We will continue to study chapter 12. 
b. If you have not started the worksheet yet it is reattached here:


c. This will be due next class.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


4. Study Argument Writing Rubric

a. Download the following Argument Writing Rubric:

Argument Writing Rubric

b. Study this rubric as a class,
c. Use this rubric to evaluate the following Essay Sample:

10th Grade Scoring Sample

5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 12 Worksheet -- DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Study the colons and semicolons worksheets AND magic grammar sheet for a quiz NEXT CLASS.













A-Day: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and B-Day: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz - No bell quiz today

a. Say thank you!

2. Grammar - Review Magic Grammar Sheet

a. Review the magic grammar sheet as a class:



b. Be prepared for a bell quiz next class!


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 12

a. We will continue to study chapter 12. 
b. If you have not started the worksheet yet it is reattached here:


c. This will be due next class.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


4. Study Argument Writing Rubric

a. Download the following Argument Writing Rubric:

Argument Writing Rubric

b. Study this rubric as a class,
c. Use this rubric to evaluate the following Essay Sample:

10th Grade Scoring Sample

5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 12 Worksheet -- DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Study the colons and semicolons worksheets AND magic grammar sheet for a quiz NEXT CLASS.








Wednesday, January 21, 2015






A-Day: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 and B-Day: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz - No bell quiz today

a. Say thank you!

2. Grammar - Review Magic Grammar Sheet

a. Review the magic grammar sheet as a class:



b. Be prepared for a bell quiz next class!


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 12

a. We will continue to study chapter 12. 
b. If you have not started the worksheet yet it is reattached here:


c. This will be due next class.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


4. Study Argument Writing Rubric

a. Download the following Argument Writing Rubric:

Argument Writing Rubric

b. Study this rubric as a class,
c. Use this rubric to evaluate the following Essay Sample:

10 Grade Scoring Sample


5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 12 Worksheet -- DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Study the colons and semicolons worksheets AND magic grammar sheet for a quiz NEXT CLASS.








Friday, January 16, 2015






A-Day: Friday, January 16, 2015 and B-Day: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #1 - Vocabulary Chapter 11

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

Bell Quiz #1

Argumentative Essay Outline 

2. Grammar - Colons and Semicolons

a. Final review of colons and semicolons.
b. Go over the following worksheet and check for understanding.

Colons and Semicolons Worksheet #2

c. There will be a quiz next class on Colons and Semicolons.


3. Vocabulary: Chapter 12

a. We will begin studying chapter 12. 
b. Download the following Vocabulary Chapter 12 Worksheet.


c. This will be due two class periods from today.
d. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


4. Seeing the Outline/Pattern in an Example Essay:
a. Most of you did not get to this assignment last class, so we will do it today.
b. Download the following argument essay assignment:

Finding the Outline Parts in an Essay

c. Make a copy, rename, and complete the assignment as instructed at the top of the essay.


5. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 12 Worksheet -- DUE TWO DAYS FROM TODAY!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Colon and Semicolon Worksheet #2 - Colons vs Semicolons - DUE TODAY!
d. Argument Writing Outline with Transitions Memorized - DUE TODAY!
e. Finding the Outline Parts in an Essay - DUE TODAY!
f. Study the colons and semicolons worksheets for a QUIZ NEXT CLASS.








Wednesday, January 14, 2015





A-Day: Monday, January 14, 2015 and B-Day: Tuesday, January 15, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Colons and Semicolons

a. If you did not get the Colons and Semicolons Notes, I am reattaching it here:


b. We will go over the following Worksheet #1 today.


c. Today's Colons and Semicolons Worksheet #2 will continue our study on the use of these two important punctuation marks. 

Colons and Semicolons Worksheet #2

d. Download, make a copy and complete the above worksheet.
e. Remember, most of the questions and problems in quizzes and tests will come from these worksheets, so work hard to understand and master the concepts.


2. Vocabulary: Chapter 11

a. Continue your study of the Chapter 11 Vocabulary worksheet and list.
b.  If you did not get the worksheet, it is relinked below.


b. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


3. Memorizing the Argument Writing Outline

a. We will take a quiz on the argument writing outline. 
b. Below is the original and one that is more easy to memorize.
c. We will have a quiz today on this sheet. 


4. Seeing the Outline/Pattern in an Example Essay:

a. Download the following argument essay assignment:

Finding the Outline Parts in an Essay

b. Make a copy, rename, and complete the assignment as instructed at the top of the essay.

5.  Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 11 Worksheet -- DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Colon and Semicolon Worksheet #2 - Colons vs Semicolons - DUE NEXT CLASS!
d. Argument Writing Outline with Transitions Memorized - DUE TODAY!
e. Finding the Outline Parts in an Essay - DUE NEXT CLASS!









Monday, January 12, 2015




A-Day: Monday, January 12, 2015 and B-Day: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Colons and Semicolons

a. We are going to start studying the difference between colons and semicolons. 
b. Download the following notes, make a copy and get ready to take your own notes:


c. After reading the notes, download the following notes, make a copy, and complete the worksheet:


d. Remember, most of the questions and problems in quizzes and tests will come from these worksheets, so work hard to understand and master the concepts.


2. Vocabulary: Chapter 11

a. Download, make a copy, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter 11 Worksheet:


b. Don't forget to use the following Quizlet link below to study and master this chapter and all other vocabulary chapters:


3. Memorizing the Argument Writing Outline

a. Download a fresh copy of the following Argument Writing Outline:


b. Make a copy and begin to memorize all the elements of the outline and the patterns of transitions that work together.
c. We will have a quiz next class to demonstrate your mastery of this outline and writing format.


4.  Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter 11 Worksheet -- DUE TWO CLASSES FROM TODAY!
b. Study these vocabulary words on Quizlet - DUE DAILY!
c. Colon and Semicolon Worksheet #1 - Commas vs Semicolons - DUE NEXT CLASS!
d. Argument Writing Outline with Transitions Memorized - DUE NEXT CLASS!






English 10 on Quizlet

Monday, January 5, 2015



                          January 5, 2014

Today's Tasks 

 1. Complete the FDR Reading and Assessment

a. We will finish the FDR 1941 State of the Union Address along with the included assessment. 

b. Remember you need some academic stamina to do well on this assessment:


2. Study for Final Exams:

a. Over the long break, make sure you take some time to prepare for the final exams which will be the first couple days we get back.
b. Here is the study guide:

2nd Quarter Final Exam(s) Study Guide


6. Homework:  Study for final exams!