Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today's Menu ~ March 31

3B: I will not be there for most of your class.

BLOG Topics...so far:
  1. St. Patrick's Day...or Spring Break
  2. Recommendation of Anthem...or your "mask" poem.
So far, based on the "mask" poems that I have read thus far...VERY good job!
  1. Please re-read your poem, now that this work of poetic art has gone "cold," and proof for punctuation, for, unfortunately, your teacher does not approve of Emily Dickinson style of writing.
While the teacher is away, please work, in groups, on the following...remember, as you work, to keep our theme in mind: Utopia vs. Dystopia:

  1. TPCASTT "Emily and Elvis."
  2. Explain the significance of these similes in Anthem.
  3. Conduct a literary autopsy on Equality 72522.

Each of you must complete the three assignments above. You may either type them on the documents provided or fill out the provided hard copies.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today's Menu ~ March 29

Welcome Back!

Early kick-off...April is National Poetry Month! I have accepted a challenge...want to be a part of the fun?

Utopia vs Dystopia Unit...continues.


Anthem overview

Today's poetic focus:

  • Please read this biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar and then read his poem "We Wear the Mask"
  • Terms to know...meter, rhyme scheme, paradox, alliteration, metaphor, apostrophe.
  • Be creative with your mask...using only colors, create a Utopian and a Dystopian mask.
  • Your turn...In a Google Doc, write a poem in response to today's discussion entitled either "I Wear the Mask" or "No Mask I Wear." Within the poem, create an appeal to pathos and use a minimum of one vocabulary word. Then share the document with me.


  • Complete your mask assignments: you via colors and your poem.
  • Study your vocab words. Use at least one vocab word in your poem.
  • Please finish Anthem...if you have not.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today's Menu ~ March 8

New novel...Anthem....essay contest info here. Yes, we are entering the contest.

Review for test today! Test on clauses on Thursday.
  • Know the three types of subordinate clauses.
  • Know the difference between independent (sentence) and dependent (subordinate) clauses.
  • Be ready to diagram the three types of subordinate clauses.

Work on essay. Email your outline/intros to mrsg.homework@gmail.com.

Essay due on Friday.

  • Cover page.
  • Outline
  • Essay

Blogs are due by Saturday at 5:00.


  • Thursday: Claust Test
  • Friday: Essay due.
  • Saturday: Blog posts due.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Today's Menu ~ March 5

List of blog topics may be found here.

Continue complex clauses.

The Call of the Wild

  • Quiz!
  • Author background.
  • Discuss essay. Creat outline. Draft introduction.
  • Essay: include complex sentences!
  • Essay draft due on Tuesday.


  • Diagram: 3B Sentences 1-5. 4B Sentences 1-5.
  • Essay: 3B and 4B Create an outline and draft your introduction.
  • Work on blog posts.
  • Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Today's Menu ~ March 3

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday yesterday:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.”

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent.
~Dr. Seuss

What figurative language term in used within this quote?

Time to Diagram Clauses!
Review NEW essay assignment.
  • Discuss/define the word synthesis.
  • Discuss embedding quotes.
Review examples of pathos.
Reading time....shhhh!
  • Complete Call of the Wild for Friday. Think...think, I say...about your upcoming essay!
  • Are all your blog posts published?
  • Diagramming: Sentences 6-10