Final marks will be posted later this weekend. This will be the mark as it appears on your report card. Check back for updates.
Click on the file below to view and/or download a copy of the exam review.
A hard copy of this review will be provided in class as well.
Updated marks are available in class.
The Romeo & Juliet unit test will occur on THURSDAY, January 13th, 2011.
This test will include information about Romeo & Juliet and about Essay writing and MLA documentation.
You can take this practise quiz online to help you prepare: http://www.uvu.edu/owl/infor/test_n_games/practice_tests/MLApracticetest.htm
This is a copy of the MLA Basics of Documentation that was provided in class:
Hello students and parents. You may click on the .pdf files below to see a current list of student grades. Grades are listed by student number to keep identities private.
If you do not know your student number you may email me for it, or simply check your time table, it will be listed at the top.
The yellow highlighted bar at the RIGHT side of the screen indicates the current percentage grade.
The yellow boxes in the assignments column indicate that the assignment was NOT submitted by the student for evaluation.
Grades include all current assignments with the exception of the prologue memorization and speeches, as some students have not had an opportunity to recite yet. These marks will be added in the new year.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your break.
Hello Parents and Students.
If you are looking for marks please continue to check back in this location.
Updated marks by student number will be posted Wednesday afternoon.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me.
Click on the file above and read Act 3, scene 3 where the Friar and Romeo discuss Romeo`s recent banishment from Verona.
Romeo killed Tybalt in a fit of anger because Tybalt accidentally killed Mercutio.
Now the Prince has BANISHED Romeo from Verona. If he returns inside the walls of the city, he must DIE for his crimes.
Romeo (being Romeo) sees this punishment as THE WORST thing that could possibly happen to him, and the Friar tries to comfort him by pointing out the blessings of the situation.
Make notes in your own words listing:
(open and read or print the attached word document above).
1. Romeo's specific complaints about Banishment (what does he compare it to?) and...
2. The Friar's description of why this is a GOOD thing.
*bring this list to class tomorrow please.
Your entire ISU project will be worth 10% of your final English mark.
5% - Website Journals (weekly)
5% - Creative Media Project and a Minimum ONE PAGE write up (with QUOTATIONS) that explains how your creative media project connects to events, themes, characters, or ideas in your novel. DUE JAN. 7th, 2011.
How will this work? - January 7th, 2011
In January we will have a whole class day for our BOOK FAIR. This will be a day when everyone will set up his/her creative project in the class (so, sculpture, collage, costume, display board, whatever it is that you made), and you will get to look at everyone else's project AND share your own. Think of it as a big show and tell about your books.
I will walk around and collect your MINIMUM ONE PAGE write up (This MUST include quotations and a Works Cited page!!!) and I will chat with everyone about their book and creative project.
If you have any questions make sure you come and ASK ME before the Holiday Break!
Wow! Three in a row, craziness.
Ok, so tomorrow I would like your speeches TYPED and handed in WITH CITATIONS (so footnotes or endnotes and a BIBLIOGRAPHY of your sources at the end.
Also hand in your PINK RUBRIC.
If you are saying your speech live OR recording it with my help we will need to do this on your lunch (3-5min) over the next few days.
We have to move ahead with Romeo & Juliet so we can complete it before the holiday break.
If you have any questions please email me.
Ok folks, since the snow has decided to prevent you from another day of learning, we're going to have to reschedule some set classes.
Speeches will still take place on THURSDAY if you are performing live.
If you are recording your own AUDIO or VIDEO speech you need to hand it in on THURSDAY as well (either online, on a USB or on a burned DVD/CD).
You also need to hand in a TYPED good copy of your speech WITH CITATIONS (bibliography).
If you require MY help to record your audio you will need to come and see me in the portable during your lunch to make the recording.
There will be NO work period this Wednesday. Please take today at home to work on:
Over the course of this unit you will be required to complete some small homework worksheets from time to time.
Since the graphic novels must stay in the classroom you may access the full (searchable) text of the play online.
You can link to the Complete Works of William Shakespeare here:
During this unit we are looking at advertising and perception and its effects on body image and gender stereotypes and violence. A secondary lesson to be looked at is how various people speak out about these issues.
In other words, the documentaries and lectures that we are watching (like Killing Us Softly 4, and Bowling for Columbine) are ALSO trying to communicate information in a convincing and informative way. They are not trying to sell a product, but they are providing information about products and perceived value. Eventually YOU will be asked to prepare a short speech on a topic that you are passionate about. You will be required to use all the knowledge you have gained during the unit about perception and effective communication to get your message across to your classmates.
With that in mind, watch the following TED lecture http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man.html about advertising and perception through history, and respond in the "comments" section above with some thoughts and feedback about what Roy Sutherland (the ad-man) has to say about value in our society.