Year: 2015

This Week’s Assignments and Quizzes

Oct 7th Wednesday- F451 Part 1 Short Answer and Essay Quiz Oct 8th Thursday- Argumentative Essay is Due  (IFlight- Denotation/Connotation Retake) Oct 9th Friday- Vocab Test 451 Part 3 List Oct 10th Saturday- Weekly Newsela Readings, Forum Post, 60,000 Vocab...

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Additional Resources for Denotation and Connotation

Today in class we talked and worked through words that have different meanings. Denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word, the “dictionary definition.”¨ For example, if you look up the word snake in a dictionary, you will discover that one of its denotative meanings is “any of numerous scaly, legless, sometimes venomous reptiles having a long, tapering, cylindrical body and found in most tropical and temperate regions.” • Connotation, on the other hand, refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. The connotative meanings of a word exist together with the denotative meanings. The connotations for the word snake could include evil or danger.   If you were absent, you need to read this article and summarize it. Denotation and...

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Vocab Test and Next Week (Sept 14-18)

Today students took a vocabulary test on part one of F-451. If you were absent, you would need to make this up during I-flight next week. If you need to improve your vocabulary test score, you will need to fill out one of the bright yellow “Assessment Retake Slips” as seen below. . On Monday, we will start going over F-451, as well as the argumentative paper.  We will have classroom discussions about technology, censorship, and The next Vocab List is...

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Grade Updates, F451 Annotations, High School Graduation Requirements

Parents- On Tuesday, the counselors will be in my class all day talking about High School graduation requirements and possible scholarships (New Century, Regents’ and others). I would love for you to come and find out exactly what your child needs to do to graduate. If you plan to attend, please check in at the main office and grab a visitor badge. F-451 Annotations are due on Tuesday.  This is vital for my class as we will be discussing your annotations over the next few weeks. Weekly Reading-  A lot of 1st and 2nd period have not yet switched from the summer reading class to their respective classes. Please do this in the next couple of days so I can update your grade. There are quite a few of you who did not receive a score this week because of the change. I am almost finished with the Grit Essays and should have those grades in this...

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Cornell Notes Homework

The best way to find gaps in our understanding is to teach the skill or concept to someone else.  Your assignment is to teach your parents how to plan/organize/and produce Cornell Notes following your instructions. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/WtW9IyE04OQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>...

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