• October Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 10/1/2019

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Monday, October 16

    AP Language and Composition
    Students took time to go over their nine weeks exam in class today.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    Students reviewed part of their nine weeks exam today before continuing to discuss theme.

    Homework: None

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    HAVE A GREAT FALL BREAK!!

    Friday, October 11

    AP Language and Composition
    Students finished their nine weeks exam in class today.

    Homework: Students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    Students finished their nine weeks exam in class today.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, October 10

    AP Language and Composition
    Students took their nine weeks exam in class today.

    Homework: Students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    Students took their nine weeks exam in class today.

    Homework: None

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    Wednesday, October 9

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued analyzing students' commercials in class today.

    Homework: The nine weeks' exam will be administered on Thursday, October 10. Also, students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    We continued looking at the background for Puritanism in class today in preparation for reading The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should start studying for the nine weeks exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.

    To download a copy of the Puritanism PowerPoint, click here.

    To download a copy of the nine weeks' exam study guide, click here.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Tuesday, October 8

    AP Language and Composition
    Students turned in their commercial projects and we began analyzing them in class today.

    Homework: The nine weeks' exam will be administered on Thursday, October 10. Also, students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    We continued looking at the background for Puritanism in class today in preparation for reading The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should start studying for the nine weeks exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.

    To download a copy of the Puritanism PowerPoint, click here.

    To download a copy of the nine weeks' exam study guide, click here.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, October 7

    AP Language and Composition
    Students continued their research for the "Current Social Issues" project.

    Homework: This week's vocabulary will now be assessed on the nine weeks' exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.  Students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.  Finally, they should make plans with their fellow group members to film and finish their commercials.

    English 10
    We continued looking at the background for Puritanism in class today in preparation for reading The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should start studying for the nine weeks exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.

    To download a copy of the Puritanism PowerPoint, click here.

    To download a copy of the nine weeks' exam study guide, click here.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Friday, October 4

    AP Language and Composition
    Students continued their research for the "Current Social Issues" project.

    Homework: This week's vocabulary will now be assessed on the nine weeks' exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.  Students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.  Finally, they should make plans with their fellow group members to film and finish their commercials.

    English 10
    We began looking at the background for Puritanism in class today in preparation for reading The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should start studying for the nine weeks exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.

    To download a copy of the Puritanism PowerPoint, click here.

    To download a copy of the nine weeks' exam study guide, click here.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thursday, October 3

    AP Language and Composition
    Students began research for their "Current Social Issues" project.

    Homework: This week's vocabulary will now be assessed on the nine weeks' exam, which will be administered on Thursday, October 10.  Students need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.  Finally, they should make plans with their fellow group members to film and finish their commercials.

    English 10
    Students continued analyzing theme today by looking at a modern exemplification of theme.

    Homework: Students should start studying for the nine weeks exam.

    To download a copy of the nine weeks' exam study guide, click here.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Wednesday, October 2

    AP Language and Composition
    Students continued practicing the Toulmin model in class today, moving from sentence-level arguments to movie speeches.  They were then assigned their first research project.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, October 4.  They also need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.  Finally, they should make plans with their fellow group members to film and finish their commercials.

    English 10
    Students reviewed parts of speech and subject-verb agreement in today's class before moving on to identifying subjects and predicates.

    Homework: None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Tuesday, October 1

    AP Language and Composition
    Students continued practicing the Toulmin model in class today, moving from sentence-level arguments to movie speeches.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, October 4.  They also need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    Students continued practicing the skill of identifying theme in today's class.

    Homework: None

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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  • September Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 9/4/2019

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Monday, September 30

    AP Language and Composition
    After writing for a bit, students continued to study the Toulmin model in class today.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, October 4.  They also need to make arrangements to be at the Saturday Study Session, which will be held at Fayette High School on Satuday, October 12, at 8:00 am.

    English 10
    Students wrote a mini-narrative in today's class before practicing identifying theme.

    Homework: None

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Friday, September 27

    AP Language and Composition
    Students took their Great Gatsby final test in class today.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, October 4.

    English 10
    Students wrote a mini-narrative in today's class before practicing identifying theme.

    Homework: None

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thursday, September 26

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued practicing the Toulmin model of argumentation in today's class.

    Homework: Students need to finish these three activities by Friday, September 27: current events edits, current events blog, and Gatsby.

    English 10
    Students tested their knowledge of Puritanism in today's class before working on their theme sheets.

    Homework: Students who didn't finish their theme sheets in class need to finish them for homework.

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Wednesday, September 25

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued discussing the Toulmin model of argumentation in today's class.

    Homework: Students need to finish these three activities by Friday, September 27: current events edits, current events blog, and Gatsby.

    English 10
    Students began today's class by learning about subject-verb agreement.  We finished up by continuing our discussion of theme.

    Homework: Students should study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, September 27.

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Tuesday, September 24

    AP Language and Composition
    Students had a work day in today's class to work on current events edits, this week's current events blog, and reading The Great Gatsby before beginning to discuss the Toulmin model of argumentation.

    Homework: Students need to finish these three activities.  They are due on Friday, September 27.

     English 10
    After practicing for their vocabulary quiz, we began a discussion of theme in today's class.

    Homework: Students should study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, September 27.

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, September 23

    AP Language and Composition
    Students had a work day in today's class to work on current events edits, this week's current events blog, and reading The Great Gatsby.

    Homework: Students need to finish these three activities.  They are due on Friday, September 27.

     English 10
    Students spent time in today's class writing a story to prove that human nature tends to assume the worst in people.

    Homework:None

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Friday, September 20

    AP Language and Composition
    Students caught up on work in today's class, including making corrections to the MC quiz they took earlier in the week.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 7-9 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 25. 

     

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thursday, September 19

    AP Language and Composition
    Students took their vocabulary quiz in class today before working on multiple-choice corrections from their practice MC Quiz.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 7-9 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 25. 

    English 10
    Students spent time in today's class analyzing Anne Bradstreet's poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband."

    Homework:None

     To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Tuesday, September 17

    AP Language and Composition
    Students started class with a quick debate before going through a practice multiple-choice test.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 19.

    English 10
    Students continued analyzing "The Minister's Black Veil" in today's class.

    Homework:None

     To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, September 16

    AP Language and Composition
    Students spent time editing their classmates' comments from last week's current events blog before having a quick debate about means to an end.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20.

    English 10
    Students continued analyzing "The Minister's Black Veil" in today's class.

    Homework:None

     To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET and write "extra credit" in the subject line will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

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    Friday, September 13

    AP Language and Composition
    Students practiced the rhetorical precis and SOAPStone in class today with a love letter written to different audiences.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20.

    English 10
    Students began today's class by writing about superstitions that their family may have or not have.  They then began reading Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "The Minister's Black Veil."

    Homework:None

     To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

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    Thursday, September 12

    AP Language and Composition
    Students practiced the rhetorical precis and SOAPStone in class today with a letter from Kurt Vonnegut to a high school English class.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20, and finish their current events blog, which is due on Friday, September 13, at 4:00 pm.

    English 10
    Students finished their "Sinners" project in class today.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

    Homework:Finish your "Sinners" project.  You can email it to JLRAY@TCSS.NET or bring it in on a flash drive.

     To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

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    Wednesday, September 11

    AP Language and Composition
    Students practiced the rhetorical precis and SOAPStone in class today with a letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20, and finish their current events blog, which is due on Friday, September 13, at 4:00 pm.

    English 10
    Students continued working on their "Sinners" project in class today.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

    Homework:Finish your "Sinners" project.  You can email it to JLRAY@TCSS.NET or bring it in on a flash drive.

     

    To check and see if anyone is reading the class blog, the first ten people to email me at JLRAY@TCSS.NET will receive ten bonus points on the next quiz or test.  This applies to both 10th grade and AP Lang.

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    Tuesday, September 10

    AP Language and Composition
    Students practiced the rhetorical precis and SOAPStone in class today with a letter from Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20, and finish their current events blog, which is due on Friday, September 13, at 4:00 pm.

    English 10
    Students continued working on their "Sinners" project in class today.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

    Homework:Finish your "Sinners" project.  You can email it to JLRAY@TCSS.NET or bring it in on a flash drive.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, September 9

    AP Language and Composition
    Students began class today with a discussion of diction before learning about the rhetorical precis.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. They also need to study for their vocab quiz, which will be administered on September 20, and finish their current events blog, which is due on Friday, September 13, at 4:00 pm.

    English 10
    Students continued working on their "Sinners" project in class today.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

    Homework:Finish your "Sinners" project.  You can email it to JLRAY@TCSS.NET or bring it in on a flash drive.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Friday, September 6

    AP Language and Composition
    Students took their vocabulary and assertion quiz in class today before revisiting the SOAPStone method of rhetorical analysis.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18. 

    English 10
    Students continued analyzing "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in class today before beginning a project in which they created their own "sermon" about a topic that is close to their hearts.

    Homework:None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thursday, September 5

    AP Language and Composition
    Students finished their Gatsby background research in class today before tying the research in to argumentation.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18.  They also need to study their vocabulary for the week.  There will be a vocab quiz on Friday.

    English 10
    Students continued analyzing "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in class today.

    Homework:None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Wednesday, September 4

    AP Language and Composition
    We began today's class with a Gatsby quiz before continuing our study of the 1920s.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 4-6 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 18.  They also need to study their vocabulary for the week.  There will be a vocab quiz on Friday.

    English 10
    Students began reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in class today.

    Homework:None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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  • August 2019

    Posted by Justin Ray on 8/5/2019

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, August 30

    AP Language and Composition
    We started looking at background information for The Great Gatsby in today's class.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 1-3 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 4.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    Students began discussing the Puritans in class today in preparation for reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." 

    Homework:None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Wednesday, August 28

    AP Language and Composition
    We spent time in class today looking at the comments from last week's current events blog and revising the comments for grammatical errors.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 1-3 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 4.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    Students began discussing the Puritans in class today in preparation for reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." 

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary in preparation for the vocab quiz on Friday.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Tuesday, August 27

    AP Language and Composition
    We started class today by going over the SOAPStone quiz from Friday.  We then continued this analytical practice with a short letter from Gandhi to Hitler.

    Homework: If students would like to re-write their SOAPStone paragraphs to receive back their credit, they may do so, but the paragraphs must be turned in at the beginning of class tomorrow.  Students need to read chapters 1-3 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 4.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    We began today's class with a silent time of reading before working on vocabulary.  

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary in preparation for the vocab quiz on Friday.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, August 26

    AP Language and Composition
    We started class today by going over Friday's vocabulary quiz.  Afterwards, students wrote a SOAPStone paragraph about two different advertisements.

    Homework: Students need to read chapters 1-3 in The Great Gatsby by Wednesday, September 4.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    We began today's class with a vocabulary and a parts of speech quiz.  Afterward, students wrote about their perceptions of religion in America today in preparation for reading several pieces of Puritan literature.

    Homework: None

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thursday, August 22

    AP Language and Composition
    Mrs. Hamner came and worked with the students today on their transcripts and MyAP accounts.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of The Great Gatsby by August 26.  They will receive their first reading assignment from the novel on this day.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    We continuted reviewing parts of speech in today's class as we read a piece from Rick Bragg's All Over but the Shoutin'.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary in preparation for the quiz on Monday, August 26.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Wednesday, August 21

    AP Language and Composition
    Students continued working on the rhetorical situation in today's class.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of The Great Gatsby by August 26.  They will receive their first reading assignment from the novel on this day.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    We continuted studying parts of speech in today's class, focusing on how words change when they change parts of speech.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary in preparation for the quiz on Friday, August 23.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link:

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Thank you to everyone who came to Open House last night!

    Tuesday, August 20

    AP Language and Composition
    Students wrote and revised their SOAPStone paragraphs in today's class, gaining a keener insight on what analysis is.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of The Great Gatsby by August 26.  They will receive their first reading assignment from the novel on this day.  They also need to complete their current events blog and study their vocabulary for the week.

    English 10
    We began today's class by silently reading a piece of our choice before moving to vocabulary defining and games.

    Homework: Students should study their vocabulary in preparation for the quiz on Friday, August 23.

    If students would like to use quizlet to study for the vocabulary quiz, they can access it by clicking on this link.

    https://quizlet.com/_6xdi2c

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    Monday, August 19

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued discussing exigence in today's class and began to employ the SOAPStone method of analysis in looking at a piece's rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of The Great Gatsby by August 26.  They will receive their first reading assignment from the novel on this day.

    English 10
    We began today's class with a discussion about freedom, then continued reviewing the parts of speech.

    Homework: None

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    Friday, August 16

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued discussing exigence in today's class and began to employ the SOAPStone method of analysis in looking at a piece's rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of The Great Gatsby by August 26.  They will receive their first reading assignment from the novel on this day.

    English 10
    We began today's class with a vocabulary quiz, then continued reviewing the parts of speech before moving back to Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, August 15

    AP Language and Composition
    We reviewed exigence in today's class before discussing how every piece of argumentation has a rhetorical situation.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary sheets and current events blogs.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, and the current events blog is due on Friday at 4:00 pm.  They also need to turn in their signed AP contracts as quickly as possible.

    English 10
    We began today's class by reviewing the parts of speech before moving back to Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.

    Homework: Students should ensure that they have finished their vocabulary and are studying it for the vocabulary quiz on Friday, August 16.

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    Wednesday, August 14

    AP Language and Composition
    We continued discussing argument today, trying to reframe the idea as discourse rather than yelling and contradiction.  We really began honing in on our idea of exigence and the rhetorical situation.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary sheets and current events blogs.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, and the current events blog is due on Friday at 4:00 pm.  They also need to turn in their signed AP contracts as quickly as possible.

    English 10
    We spent time in today's class reviewing the parts of speech and applying them to original sentences.

    Homework: Students should ensure that they have finished their vocabulary and are studying it for the vocabulary quiz on Friday, August 16.

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    Tuesday, August 13

    AP Language and Composition
    We started looking into the heart of AP Lang in today's class, focusing on argument and trying to come up with a class definition for the concept.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary sheets and current events blogs.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, and the current events blog is due on Friday at 4:00 pm.  They also need to turn in their signed AP contracts by Wednesday, August 14.  Finally, there will be a syllabus quiz on Wednesday, August 14 as well.

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reading to start the class, students spent time in the computer lab working on vocabulary and the class current events blog today.

    Homework: Students need to get their syllabus page signed and return it to me by Wednesday, August 14.

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    Monday, August 12

    AP Language and Composition
    We spent our class today going over the class syllabus and specific assignments that students need to finish weekly.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary sheets and current events blogs.  There will be a vocabulary quiz on Friday, and the current events blog is due on Friday at 4:00 pm.

    Pre-AP English 10
    We started class today with a discussion on humanity's innate goodness before beginning to analyze Washington Crossing the Delaware.

    Homework: Students need to get their syllabus page signed and return it to me by Wednesday, August 14.

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    Friday, August 9

    AP Language and Composition
    We finished our analysis of "The Crack Up" today, noting Fitzgerald's use of contrast.  

    Homework: Students need to finish their "My Life as Evidence" assignment and turn it in by Monday, August 12.

    English 10
    Students finished their metonymic tokens in class today before talking about the class syllabus.  We finished class with a free write, espousing the students' view of America.

    Homework: Students need to finish their "Who am I?" assignment and turn it in by Monday, August 12.  They also need to turn in their syllabus pages on Monday.

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    Thursday, August 8

    AP Language and Composition
    Students spent time in class today reading and annotating Fitzgerald's "The Crack Up."  We will continue this tomorrow.

    Homework: Students need to finish defining words they don't know in "The Crack Up" and write a sentence telling what they think the piece is about.  They also need to work on their "My Life as Evidence" assignment, which is due on Monday, April 12.

    English 10
    Students continued working on their "Who am I?" sheets before moving on to a discussion of metonymic tokens.

    Homework: Students need to finish their "Who am I?" sheets by Monday, April 12.

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    Wednesday, August 7

    Welcome back to school!  I am looking forward to a great year with all of you.

    AP Language and Composition
    We began the class with a discussion about education and what it means for each individual and how each indidivual has a responsibility in their own education.

    Homework: Students need to finish the "My Life as Evidence" sheet before class begins tomorrow.

    English 10

    We began the class with a discussion about education and what it means for each individual and how each indidivual has a responsibility in their own education.

    Homework: Students need to finish the "Who am I" personal information sheet before class begins tomorrow.

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  • May Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 5/3/2019

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, May 17

    This will be the last blog post of the year!  It has been a fantastic year that I have enjoyed immensely.  I hope That everyone has a wonderful summer break!

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students took the second part of their comprehensive exam in class today.

    English 10
    Students watched and analyzed Huck Finn in class today.

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    Wednesday, May 15

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished Huck Finn in class today before going over the comprehensive exam.

    Homework: Students should be reviewing their essays and essay examples that they received in preparation for the comprehensive exam that will be given starting tomorrow.

    English 10
    Students continued working on a "Create Your Own School" project today that will be the last major grade of the nine weeks.  These projects are due on Thursday, May 16.

    Homework: Students should work on their "Create Your Own School" projects if they feel that they will not have time in class to complete them.

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    Tuesday, May 14

    Pre-AP English 10
    After beginning the class with silent reading, students continued watching Huck Finn.

    Homework: Students should be reviewing their essays and essay examples that they received in preparation for the comprehensive exam that will be given this week.

    English 10
    Students continued working on a "Create Your Own School" project today that will be the last major grade of the nine weeks.  These projects are due on Wednesday, May 15.

    Homework: Students should work on their "Create Your Own School" projects if they feel that they will not have time in class to complete them.

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    Monday, May 13

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students wrote about prejudice before continuing to watch Huck Finn in class today.

    Homework: Students should be reviewing their essays and essay examples that they received in preparation for the comprehensive exam that will be given this week.

    English 10
    Students continued working on a "Create Your Own School" project today that will be the last major grade of the nine weeks.  These projects are due on Tuesday, May 14.

    Homework: Students should work on their "Create Your Own School" projects if they feel that they will not have time in class to complete them.

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    Friday, May 10

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began watching Mark Twain's Huck Finn in class today.

    Homework: Students should be reviewing their essays and essay examples that they received in preparation for the comprehensive exam that will be given next week.

    English 10
    Students began working on a "Create Your Own School" project today that will be the last major grade of the nine weeks.  These projects are due on Tuesday, May 14.

    Homework: Students should work on their "Create Your Own School" projects if they feel that they will not have time in class to complete them.

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    Thursday, May 9

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent time in class today de-briefing their last argumentative essay in preparation for their comprehensive exam, which will include an argumentative essay.

    Homework: Students need to be working on their virtue and bullet journals.  These are due on Friday, May 10, and are worth 150 points.

    English 10
    Students finished analyzing A Separate Peace in class today.  Afterwards, they took the A Separate Peace test.

    Homework: None

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    Tuesday, May 7

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent time in class today reading through an excerpt of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and annotated it for his uses of irony and hyperbole.

    Homework: Students need to be working on their virtue and bullet journals.  These are due on Friday, May 10, and are worth 150 points.

    Students also need to study their prefixes and roots (#1-30).  They can have a quiz on these in class at any time.

    English 10
    Students started class by reading silently before finishing up our analysis of A Separate Peace.

    Homework: Students should finish their vocab cards or their vocab stories by Monday, May 13, which is when the vocab quiz will be given.

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    Monday, May 6

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class with a review on satire before starting a satirical piece by Benjamin Franklin.

    Homework: Students need to be working on their virtue and bullet journals.  These are due on Friday, May 10, and are worth 150 points.

    Students also need to study their prefixes and roots (#1-30).  They can have a quiz on these in class at any time.

    English 10
    Students wrote in their journals before spending time in the library working on their weekly vocabulary.

    Homework: Students should finish their vocab cards or their vocab stories by Monday, May 13, which is when the vocab quiz will be given.

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    Friday, May 3

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class today by talking about sarcasm and verbal irony before entering a full-fledged discussion about satire.

    Homework: Students need to be working on their virtue and bullet journals.  These are due on Friday, May 10, and are worth 150 points.

    Students also need to study their prefixes and roots (#1-30).  They can have a quiz on these in class at any time.

    English 10
    Students wrote in their journal to begin class today before continuing their analysis of A Separate Peace.

    Homework: None

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  • April Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 3/4/2019 11:00:00 AM

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Tuesday, April 30

    Pre-AP English 10
    Homework: Students need to study their prefixes and roots (#1-30).  They can have a quiz on these in class at any time.

    Also, if students signed up to bring anything for Ms. White's party tomorrow, please make sure to remember to bring it!

    English 10
    Homework: None

    But, if students signed up to bring anything for Ms. White's party tomorrow, please make sure to remember to bring it!

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    Monday, April 29

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students participated in a Harkness discussion in class today as their final assessment for A Separate Peace.

    Homework: Students need to study their prefixes and roots (#1-30).  They can have a quiz on these in class at any time.

    English 10
    Students wrote in their journals to start class today before finishing their notes on John Knowles and A Separate Peace.

    Homework: None

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    Friday, April 26

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent today's class writing an argumentative essay about school expulsion.

    Homework: Students need to finish A Separate Peace (the rest of the novel) by Monday, April 29, when we will hold a Harkness discussion as a final assessment for the novel.  They also need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots (#1-30).

    English 10
    Students took a vocabulary quiz in class today before starting notes on John Knowles and his novel A Separate Peace.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, April 25

    Pre-AP English 10
    After going over the Harkness Discussion study guide, students edited and re-wrote examples from a previous argumentative essay in preparation for writing an argumentative essay tomorrow.

    To download a copy of the study guide, click here.

    Homework: Students need to finish A Separate Peace (the rest of the novel) by Monday, April 29, when we will hold a Harkness discussion as a final assessment for the novel.  They also need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots (#1-30).

    English 10
    Students played a review game for their vocabulary quiz which will be administered tomorrow.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocab cards or their story no later than Friday, April 26, which is when their vocab quiz will be administered.

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    Monday, April 22

    Pre-AP English 10
    Student took an A Separate Peace reading quiz to start class today before starting to read chapter 11 together.

    Homework: Students need to finish A Separate Peace (the rest of the novel) by Monday, April 29, when we will hold a Harkness discussion as a final assessment for the novel.  They also need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots (#1-30).

    English 10
    Students wrote an entry to their weekly journal before getting time to work on their weekly vocabulary in the computer lab.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocab cards or their story no later than Friday, April 26, which is when their vocab quiz will be administered.

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    Wednesday, April 17

    Pre-AP English 10

    Students began the class with a vocab quiz before having a Harkness discussion on "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "The War Works Hard" and A Separate Peace.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began class with a grammar passage before beginning to read selections from All Over but the Shoutin'.

    Homework: None

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    Tuesday, April 16

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began the class with silent reading today before exploring and annotating two poems about war.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began the class by reading silently before they went to the lab to finish a webquest about Exeter Academy.

    Homework: None

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    Friday, April 12

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students debriefed from the past two days' Harkness discussions before playing a vocabulary review game.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students participated in a quick-write before finishing Waiting for Superman.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Monday, April 15.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.  (Students were given an extension on the quiz so that they could study more.)

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    Thursday, April 11

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class with a grammar exercise and a riddle before starting a Harkness discussion about "Charge of the Light Brigade."

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began class with a riddle before moving to a game of vocabulary wiffle ball to review for their quiz tomorrow.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Friday, April 12.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.

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    Wednesday, April 10

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students participated in a self-driven Harkness discussion in today's class relating Shakespeare's "St. Crispin's Day Speech" (from Henry V) to A Separate Peace.

    Homework: Students who are participating in the discussion tomorrow need to research and prepare for class ahead of time.

    Also, students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began class today by working through a passage with incorrect grammar and correcting it.  Afterward, they continued watching a documentary about education.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Friday, April 12.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.

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    Monday, April 8

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class today by discussing the nature of education and being introduced to a method of teaching called the "Harkenss Method."  This is the way classes are taught at Phillips Exeter Academy, the school upon which Devon School is based.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 8-10 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 22.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began class by discussing the nature of education.  Afterwards, they spent time in the computer lab working on their vocabulary.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Friday, April 12.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.

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    Friday, April 5

    Pre-AP English 10
    After a friendly Friday free-write, we went over how to write an argumentative essay and students tried their hand at writing part of one.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 6-7 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 8.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students started class by taking their vocabulary quiz.  They finished by completing a webquest about Exeter Academy, the real-life setting for the fictional Devon School in A Separate Peace.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, April 4

    Pre-AP English 10
    After thinking their way through a riddle, students were introduced to logical argumentation, the type that they will see in AP Language.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 6-7 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 8.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students worked through a riddle and crossword puzzle today before playing a review game for their vocabulary quiz.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Friday, April 5.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.

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    Wednesday, April 3

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class by silently reading before discussing A Separate Peace as a re-telling of the Bibilical story of Cain and Abel.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 6-7 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 8.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students began class with a grammar passage before completing one of two assignments related to identity.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards, which are due on Friday, April 5.  The vocabulary quiz will also be given on this day.

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    Monday, April 1

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class by taking their first ASP reading quiz.  Afterward, they wrote a thesis statement rhetorically analyzing a piece of Revolutionary Rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 6-7 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 8.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    After taking a survey about the climate of Northside High School, students continued watching an example of how the Declaration of Independence has been used in modern pop-culture.

    Homework: None

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  • March Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 3/4/2019

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, March 29

    Pre-AP English 10
    After writing about their childhood, students continued rhetorically analyzing Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 1.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    After taking their vocabulary quiz, students continued watching an example of how the Declaration of Independence has been used in modern pop-culture.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, March 28

    Pre-AP English 10
    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 1.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    In class today, students watched an example of how the Declaration of Independence has been used in pop-culture.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards.  They are due on Friday, March 29, which is when their vocabulary quiz will be given.

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    Wednesday, March 27

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students started class today by proof-reading a practice grammar passage.  Afterwards, we began to rhetorically analyze Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 1.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    Students started class today by proof-reading a practice grammar passage.  Afterwards, they watched an example of how the Declaration of Independence has been used in pop-culture.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards.  They are due on Friday, March 29, which is when their vocabulary quiz will be given.

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    Tuesday, March 26

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reading for ten minutes, students tried their hand at an AP Language multiple-choice passage.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 1.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    After reading for ten minutes, students continued analyzing the Declaration of Independence.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards.  They are due on Friday, March 29, which is when their vocabulary quiz will be given.

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    Monday, March 25

    Pre-AP English 10
    After writing about the equity of justice to start today's class, students finished rhetorically analyzing the Declaration of Independence.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.  These chapters need to be finished by Monday, April 1.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    After starting the class by responding to a quote, students worked on their vocabulary cards in the computer lab.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards.  They are due on Friday, March 29, which is when their vocabulary quiz will be given.

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    Friday, March 22

    Pre-AP English 10
    After finishing our writing for the week, students began to rhetorically analyze the Declaration of Independence.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also should be reading chapters 1-5 in A Separate Peace.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    For an online edition of the novel, please click here.

    English 10
    After writing a bit and taking their vocabulary quiz, student continued analzying the Declaration of Independence.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, March 21

    Pre-AP English 10
    After thinking through a logical riddle and taking a roots quiz in class today, we went outside and "town criers" read the Declaration of Independence "translations" that the students wrote.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also need to obtain their copy of A Separate Peace by John Knowles by Wednesday, March 20.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    English 10
    After thinking through a logical riddle to start class, students began analyzing the Declaration of Independence in class today.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards by Friday, March 22, which is when their test will be given.

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    Wednesday, March 20

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent time in class today working on grammatical corrections before finishing work on our Declaration of Independence "translations."

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also need to obtain their copy of A Separate Peace by John Knowles by Wednesday, March 20.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    English 10
    Students spent time in class today working on grammatical corrections before studying about the history behind the Declaration of Independence.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards by Friday, March 22, which is when their test will be given.

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    Tuesday, March 19

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reading for ten minutes to start the class, students began translating the Declaration of Independence in small groups.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also need to obtain their copy of A Separate Peace by John Knowles by Wednesday, March 20.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    English 10
    After reading for ten minutes to start the class, students finished working on their vocabulary cards in the computer labs.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards by Friday, March 22, which is when their test will be given.

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    Monday, March 18

    Pre-AP English 10
    We spent time at the beginning of class getting oriented to the new class procedures for the last nine weeks.  Afterwards, we spent time introducing and discussing this nine week's thematic subject, Identity.

    Homework: Students need to study their Greek and Latin prefixes and roots, numbers 21-30.  They also need to obtain their copy of A Separate Peace by John Knowles by Wednesday, March 20.

    To download a copy of the A Separate Peace reading schedule, click here.

    English 10
    After getting oriented to the new class procedures for this nine weeks, students spent time in the computer lab working on vocabulary.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards by Friday, March 22.

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    This will be the last blog of the nine weeks, as over the next two days, we will be taking nine weeks' exams.

    Wednesday, March 6

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students need to obtain their copy of A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

    English 10
    Students finished presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students should look over their DGP notes in preparation for the nine weeks exam that will be given tomorrow.

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    Tuesday, March 5

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students should keep working on their compare/contrast essays, which are due on Friday, February 8.

    English 10
    Students began presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students should keep working on their passion projects, which are due on Friday, February 8.

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    Monday, March 4

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today and conference with the teacher about their progress on the project.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and essay if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them.  Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5.  Essays are due Friday, March 8.

    English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today and conference with the teacher about their progress on the project.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and passion project if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them. Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5 and passion projects are due on Friday, March 8.

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  • February Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 2/1/2019 1:00:00 AM

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, March 1

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and essay if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them.  Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5.  Essays are due Friday, March 8.

    English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and passion project if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them. Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5 and passion projects are due on Friday, March 8.

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    Thursday, February 28

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and essay if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them.  Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5.  Essays are due Friday, March 8.

    English 10
    Students had the opportunity to work on their research project in class today.

    Homework: Students should be working on their research presentation and passion project if they feel that they do not have enough time in class to finish them. Presentations are due Tuesday, March 5 and passion projects are due on Friday, March 8.

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    Wednesday, February 27

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class by reading about the "Dancing Plague of 1518" before being introduced to a research project that they will be working with over the next week.

    Homework: Students should begin thinking about how they would like to research and present their research. Students should also be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 21-30 for this week.

    English 10
    Students began class by reading about the "Dancing Plague of 1518" before being introduced to a research project that they will be working with over the next week.

    Homework: Students should begin thinking about how they would like to research and present their research.

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    Tuesday, February 26

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students took their final test on The Crucible in today's class.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 21-30 for this week.

    English 10
    Students took their final test on The Crucible in today's class.

    Homework: None

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    Monday, February 25

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished watching The Crucible in class today before starting their review project.

    Homework: Students need to finish the review project (aka Spotify project).  It is due tomorrow.  Students should also look over their Crucible notes in preparation for the unit test that will be given tomorrow.  Finally, students should start looking over their prefixes, numbers 21-30.

    English 10
    Students finished watching The Crucible in class today before starting their review project.

    Homework: Students need to finish the review project (aka Spotify project).  It is due tomorrow.  Students should also look over their Crucible notes in preparation for the unit test that will be given tomorrow.

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    Friday, February 22

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished reading Act IV of The Crucible in class today before reviewing the plot.

    Homework: Students should look back over their notes from the play in preparation for the Crucible test that will be given on Tuesday, February 26.  Also. students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 1-20.

    English 10
    Students finished reading Act IV of The Crucible in class today before reviewing the plot.

    Homework: Students should look back over their notes from the play in preparation for the Crucible test that will be given on Tuesday, February 26. 

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    Thursday, February 21

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued reading Act IV of The Crucible after finishing their DGP in class today.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 1-20.

    English 10
    Students continued reading Act IV of The Crucible and answering reading questions after finishing their DGP in class today.

    Homework: None

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    Wednesday, February 20

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began reading Act IV of The Crucible after finishing their DGP in class today.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 1-20.

    English 10
    Students began reading Act IV of The Crucible and answering reading questions after finishing their DGP in class today.

    Homework: None

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    Friday, February 15

    Pre-AP English 10
    After finishing Act III of The Crucible, students began reading Act IV in class today.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  For next week, they need to know numbers 1-20.

    English 10
    Students finished Act III of The Crucible in class today before taking their vocabulary quiz.  Afterwards, we began reading Act IV.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, February 14

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students watched Act II and the beginning of Act III of The Crucible in class today after taking their DGP quiz.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  We are working on numbers 11-20 this week.

    English 10
    Students watched Act III of The Crucible in class today after taking their DGP quiz.  They then began reading Act IV.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards and study for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 15.

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    Tuesday, February 12

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class with the DGP, then continued reading through Act II of The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  We are working on numbers 11-20 this week.

    English 10
    Students began class with the DGP, then continued Act II of The Crucible

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards and study for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 15.

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    Monday, February 11

    Pre-AP English 10
    After starting their new DGP, students began reading through Act II of The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.  We are working on numbers 11-20 this week.

    English 10
    After starting their new DGP, students had time in the computer lab today to work on their vocabulary.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards and study for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 15.

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    Friday, February 8

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking their Greek and Latin root quiz, students finished watching Act I of The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.

    English 10
    Students took their vocabulary quiz in class today before finishing watching Act I of The Crucible.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, February 7

    Prea-AP English 10
    Students took their DGP quiz in class today before watching Act I of The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should be consistently studying their Greek and Latin prefix and root list.  They can have a quiz on these items on any day.

    English 10
    Students took their DGP quiz in class today before watching Act I of The Crucible.

    Homework: Students should finish their vocabulary cards and study for their vocabulary test, which will be given tomorrow.

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    Friday, February 1

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking their vocabulary quiz, students looked at magazine ads and analyzed the rhetoric found there.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    After taking their vocabulary quiz, students looked at magazine ads and analyzed the rhetoric found there.

    Homework: None

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  • January Class Blog

    Posted by Justin Ray on 1/6/2019 9:00:00 PM

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, January 31

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued discussing connotation in class today and really focused in on how connotation creates rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards for Unit 7 and prepare for the vocabulary quiz.  The cards and quiz will be due and given tomorrow (Friday, February 1).

    English 10
    Students continued discussing connotation in class today and really focused in on how connotation creates rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to finish their vocabulary cards for Unit 7 and prepare for the vocabulary quiz.  The cards and quiz will be due and given tomorrow (Friday, February 1).

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    Wednesday, January 30

    Pre-AP Englsh 10
    After discussing connotation and denotation in class today, students spent time discussing how connotation affects rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 1.  Vocab cards are also due on this day.

    English 10
    After discussing connotation and denotation in class today, students spent time discussing how connotation affects rhetoric.

    Homework: Students need to study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 1.  Vocab cards are also due on this day.

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    Monday, January 28

    Pre-AP English 10
    After going over our practice ACT questions in class today, we continued reading through The Crucible.

    Homework: Students need to study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 1.

    English 10
    After going over our practice ACT questions in class today, we continued learning about the characters from The Crucible before reading through it.

    Homework: Students need to study for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, February 1.

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    Thursday, January 24

    Pre-AP English 10
    We finished out our Crucible discussion in class today by studying Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare.

    Homework: Students need to work on and study their vocabulary.  The due date has been pushed back to Friday, February 1.

    English 10
    We studied the Red Scare in class today through the lens of a modern representation of the phenomenon.

    Homework: Students need to work on and study their vocabulary.  The due date has been pushed back to Friday, February 1.

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    Wednesday, January 23

    Pre-AP English 10
    After finishing our DGP today, we almost finished our Puritanism PowerPoint, getting ready to start reading The Crucible tomorrow.

    Homework: Students need to work on their vocabulary cards.  They will be due on Monday, January 28.

    English 10
    We continued discussing the Puritan society in class today, preparing to begin reading The Crucible.

    Homework: Students need to work on their vocabulary cards.  They will be due on Friday, January 25.

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    Tuesday, January 22

    Pre-AP English 10
    After starting our new DGP in class today, we had a discussion on the promise and potential of knowledge, how it can be powerful but can also be dangerous.

    Homework: Students need to start working on their vocabulary cards.  These will be due on Monday, January 28.

    English 10
    We spend time in class today working on vocabulary cards.

    Homework: Students need to continue working on their vocabulary cards.  These will be due on Friday, January 25.

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    Friday, January 18

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students took their vocabulary quiz in class today.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    Students took their vocabulary quiz in class today before continuing to discuss the Puritan culture and theology.

    Homework: None

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    Thursday, January 17

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking their DGP quiz, we discussed William Bradford's rhetoric in Of Plymouth Plantation and the persuasive techniques that Bradford used to accomplish his purpose.

    Homework: Students need to study for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given tomorrow.  For access to a student-made Quizlet study aide, click here.

    English 10
    After taking their DGP quiz, we reviewed for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz together.

    Homework:Students need to study for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given tomorrow.  For access to a student-made Quizlet study aide, click here.

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    Wednesday, January 16

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reviewing rhetoric, students finished their Of Plymouth Plantation "translations."

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

    English 10
    We continued discussing Purtian culture and beliefs in class today.

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

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    Tuesday, January 15

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students took time to begin "translating" an excerpt from William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation in class today.

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

    English 10
    We continued our discussion of Puritanism in class today and how it still affects our society in modern times.

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

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    Monday, January 14

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reviewing our lesson from Friday, we began to learn about the Puritan culture in today's class, focusing on John Calvin and the Mayflower Compact.

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

    English 10
    After reviewing our lesson from Friday, we began to learn about the Puritan culture in today's class, focusing on John Calvin and the Mayflower Compact.

    Homework: Students should be studying their vocabulary words.  Their vocabulary quiz will be on Friday, January 18.

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    Friday, January 11

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking the DGP Quiz, we had a discussion about the conceptions of God in classical art and how it has changed over time.

    Homework: If students would like to have their own copy of The Cruciible, they should obtain it by Monday, January 14.

    English 10

    After taking the DGP Quiz, we had a discussion about the conceptions of God in classical art and how it has changed over time.

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    Wednesday, January 9

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students worked through some ACT practice before having a chance to work on their vocabulary notecards.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary.  The vocabulary notecards are due on Friday, January 11.  To access the vocabulary PowerPoint, click here.  Also, students who would like to have their own copy of The Crucible should obtain it no later than Monday, January 14.

    English 10
    Students worked through an ACT practice passage in class today.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary.  The vocabulary notecards are due on Friday, January 11.  To access the vocabulary PowerPoint, click here.  Also, students who would like to have their own copy of The Crucible should obtain it no later than Monday, January 14.

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    Tuesday, January 8

    Pre-AP English 10
    We discussed justice in today's class and tried to come up with a working definition of the concept.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary.  The vocabulary notecards are due on Friday, January 11.  To access the vocabulary PowerPoint, click here.

    English 10
    After working on the DGP to start the class, students had an opportunity to work on their vocabulary cards.

    Homework: Students should be working on their vocabulary.  The vocabulary notecards are due on Friday, January 11.  To access the vocabulary PowerPoint, click here.

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    Monday, January 7

    Welcome back to class!

    Pre-AP English 10
    Class started today with DGP and finished with a discussion about what true justice is.

    Homework: Students should submit their example of true justice by emailing me a YouTube link by 5:00 pm today.  They should also begin working on their Unit 6 vocabulary cards.  These are due on Friday, January 11.

    Also, if students would like to download a copy of study notes for The Crucible PowerPoint, they can do so by clicking here.

    English 10
    Class started with DGP today and finished with the students starting a discussion about The Crucible.

     

    Homework: Students should begin working on their Unit 6 vocabulary cards.  These are due on Friday, January 11.

    Also, if students would like to download a copy of study notes for The Crucible PowerPoint, they can do so by clicking here.

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  • December 2018 Blog Post

    Posted by Justin Ray on 12/3/2018 8:00:00 AM

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BLOG ENTRY FOR THIS SEMESTER.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

     Monday, December 17

    Pre-AP English 10
    We reviewed for the midterm in class today before giving students a chance to finish up their work on the Aliceville POW Camp podcast.

    Homework: Students should study for their midterm, which will be administered this week.  It will cover the plot of Julius Caesar, the Aliceville POW Camp podcast, and subject-verb agreement.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here.

    Also, if students would like their own copy of The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter, they should obtain them over Christmas break.  These are the works which we will be reading after the Christmas break.

    English 10
    After reviewing for the midterm, students finished analyzing Elf.

    Homework: Students should study for their midterm, which will be administered this week.  It will cover the plot of Julius Caesar, a reading passage, and subject-verb agreement.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here.

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    Friday, December 14

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking their subject-verb agreement quiz, students continued working on analyzing the podcast about the Aliceville POW camp.

    Homework: Students should begin studying for the midterm, which will be administered next week.  It will cover the plot of Julius Caesar, the Aliceville POW Camp podcast, and subject-verb agreement.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here.

    English 10
    After taking the subject-verb agreement quiz, students continued analyzing Elf.

    Homework: Students should start studying for their midterm.  It will cover the plot of Julius Caesar, the Aliceville POW Camp podcast, and subject-verb agreement.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here.

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    Thursday, December 13

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reviewing subject-verb agreement, students continued reading about the POW camp in Aliceville, AL.

    Homework: Students should review their subject-verb agreement work in preparation for the quiz that will be administered tomorrow.  They should also start studying for their midterm.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here

    English 10
    After reviewing subject-verb agreement, students continued analyzing Elf.

    Homework: Students should review their subject-verb agreement work in preparation for the quiz that will be administered tomorrow.  They should also start studying for their midterm.

    If you would like to download a copy of the study guide for Julius Caesar, click here

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    Tuesday, December 11

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began a discussion about the morality of murder in class today as it relates to Brutus in Julius Caesar.  They were exploring the question, "Can a 'good' person do something wrong and still be considered 'good'?"  This will lead us into our assignment for the next couple of days.

    Homework: Students need to make sure to bring their headphones with them to class each day this week.

    English 10
    Students began a discussion on morality and what makes someone a "good" person in class today.  They then studied social psychology experiments that tried to answer these questions in the 1960s and 70s.

    Homework: Students need to make sure to bring their headphones with them to class each day this week.

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    Wednesday, December 5

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students practiced with subject-verb agreement before finishing Julius Caesar.

    Homework: Students will take their unit exam on Julius Caesar on Friday, December 7.  If they would like to study for the exam, they can download a study guide by clicking here.

    If you would like to download a copy of the Julius Caesar study guide, click here.

    English 10

    Students practiced with subject-verb agreement before finishing Julius Caesar.

    Homework: Students will take their unit exam on Julius Caesar on Friday, December 7.  If they would like to study for the exam, they can download a study guide by clicking here.

    If you would like to download a copy of the Julius Caesar study guide, click here.

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    Tuesday, December 4

    Pre-AP English 10
    After reviewing and practicing with subject-verb agreement, students rhetorically analyzed the funeral speeches from Julius Caesar.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    After reviewing and practicing with subject-verb agreement, students continued watching and analyzing Julius Caesar.

    Homework: None

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    Monday, December 3

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began class with a discussion about cognitive dissonance- what it is and how it plays out in everyday life.  Then, they had a discussion of characters from Julius Caesar that experience cognative dissonance.  They finished the class by reading from the play.


    Homework: If students did not finish their Utopia projects in class, they need to finish them by tomorrow.  

    English 10
    Students began class with a discussion about cognitive dissonance- what it is and how it plays out in everyday life.  Then, they had a discussion of characters from Julius Caesar that experience cognative dissonance.  They finished the class by continuing to watch Julius Caesar.

    Homework: If students did not finish their Utopia projects in class, they need to finish them by tomorrow.

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  • November 2018 Blog Post

    Posted by Justin Ray on 11/13/2018 7:00:00 AM

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    WHAT WE DID IN CLASS TODAY

    Friday, November 30

    Pre-AP English 10
    After working on their Utopia projects, students watched and discussed Act III of Julius Caesar.

    Homework: If students did not finish their Utopia projects in class, they need to finish them over the weekend.  Also, if students would like to complete the extra-credit Christmas ornament, they should do so over the weekend.  These are due on Monday, December 3.  No late assignments will be accepted.

    English 10
    After working on their Utopia projects, students watched and discussed Act III of Julius Caesar.

    Homework: If students did not finish their Utopia projects in class, they need to finish them over the weekend.  Also, if students would like to complete the extra-credit Christmas ornament, they should do so over the weekend.  These are due on Monday, December 3.  No late assignments will be accepted.

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    Thursday, November 29

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent time in class today idenitfying and explaining the rhetorical appeals in a scene from Julius Caesar.  

    Homework: None

    English 10
    After viewing examples of exemplary research videos, students continued analyzing Act II of Julius Caesar.

    Homework: Students need to finish their research projects by tomorrow (Friday, November 30).  Finished videos are due to me by the end of the day.  Students can either bring the file with them to class or upload them to YouTube and email the link to me (JLRAY@tcss.net).

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    Wednesday, November 28

    Pre-AP English 10
    In class today, students had some more time to consider their own personal utopia before continuing to read Julius Caesar.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    In class today, students had some more time to consider their own personal utopia before continuing to read Julius Caesar.

    Homework: Students should be working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project is due this Friday, November 30.  For example projects, click here.

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    Tuesday, November 27

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students discussed free will and determinism in today's class as an introduction to one of the themes of Julius Caesar.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    Students discussed free will and determinism in today's class as an introduction to one of the themes of Julius Caesar.

    Homework: Students should be working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project is due this Friday, November 30.  For example projects, click here.

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    Monday, November 26

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued studying Julius Caesar in today's class.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    Students continued studying Julius Caesar in today's class.

    Homework: Students should be working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project is due this Friday, November 30.  For example projects, click here.

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    Friday, November 16

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students spent time studying subject-verb agreement and finishing an enrichment activity for Julius Caesar in class today.

    Homework: None.  Have a great break!!

    English 10
    Students spent time studying subject-verb agreement and finishing an enrichment activity for Julius Caesar in class today.

    Homework: Students should plan and work on the research project that they were assigned.  The project isn't due until November 30, but it has several parts to it, and it would benefit the students to go ahead and begin.  

    For a copy of the research project assignment, click here.

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    Thursday, November 15

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued learning the background of Julius Caesar in class today by studying in brief the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

    Homework: None

    English 10
    Students continued studying Julius Caesar in class today.

    Homework: Students should begin planning and working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project isn't due until November 30, but it has several parts to it, and it would benefit the students to go ahead and begin.  

    For a copy of the research project assignment, click here.

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    Tuesday, November 13

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began a discussion of Utopia in class today in preparation for beginning Julius Caesar this week.

    Homework: Students need to finish part 2 of the research project.  It is due tomorrow.  Students may either email the YouTube link to me (JLRAY@tcss.net) or bring the file in on a flashdrive.

    English 10
    Students began a discussion of Utopia in class today in preparation for beginning Julius Caesar this week.

    Homework: Students should begin planning and working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project isn't due until November 30, but it has several parts to it, and it would benefit the students to go ahead and begin.  

    For a copy of the research project assignment, click here.

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    Friday, November 9

    Pre-AP English 10
    After taking their vocabulary quiz, we discussed as a class the effectiveness of Atticus' final statement in the Tom Robinson trial.

    Homework: Students should be working on part 2 of the research project.  This part of the project will be done entirely out-of-class, so students have until Wednesday, November 14, to finish. 

    English 10
    After taking their vocabulary and DGP quiz, we began annotating Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" together in class.

    Homework: Students should begin planning and working on the research project that they were assigned.  The project isn't due until November 30, but it has several parts to it, and it would benefit the students to go ahead and begin.  

    For a copy of the research project assignment, click here.

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    Thursday, November 8

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished watching the cinematic version of To Kill a Mockingbird in class today, noting the differences between the movie and the novel.

    Homework: Students should be working on part 2 of the research project.  This part of the project will be done entirely out-of-class, so students have until Wednesday, November 14, to finish.  They should also be studying for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.  Finally, if students would like to have their own copy of Julius Caesar as we read it in class, they should obtain that as soon as possible.

    English 10Students began discussing Puritanism in class today in preparation for reading "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

    To download a copy of the Puritanism PowerPoint, click here.

    Homework: Students need to study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.  They should also begin to consider how they will finish the research project.

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    Wednesday, November 7

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued watching the cinematic version of To Kill a Mockingbird in class today, noting the differences between the movie and the novel.

    Homework: Students should be working on part 2 of the research project.  This part of the project will be done entirely out-of-class, so students have until Wednesday, November 14, to finish.  They should also be studying for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.  Finally, if students would like to have their own copy of Julius Caesar as we read it in class, they should obtain that as soon as possible.

    English 10
    After finishing the DGP, students in today's class enjoyed a piece of campfire folklore in preparation for the research project that they will begin today.

    For a copy of the research project assignment and rubric, click here.

    Homework: Students need to study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.  They should also begin to consider how they will finish the research project.

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    Tuesday, November 6

    Pre-AP English 10
    Homework: Students should be working on part 2 of the research project.  This part of the project will be done entirely out-of-class, so students have until Wednesday, November 14, to finish.  They should also be studying for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.

    English 10
    Students took their final To Kill a Mockingbird test in class today.

    Homework: Students need to study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.

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    Monday, November 5

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students began watching the cinematic version of To Kill a Mockingbird in class today and began to discuss the differences between the movie and the novel.

    Homework: Students should be working on part 2 of the research project.  This part of the project will be done entirely out-of-class, so students have until Wednesday, November 14, to finish.  They should also be studying for their vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.

    English 10
    Students finished discussing important quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird in class today before finishing a final review for the test, which will be given tomorrow.

    Homework: Students need to make sure that they have all of their notes together for the Mockingbird test tomorow.  They also need to study their vocabulary words in preparation for the vocabulary quiz, which will be given on Friday, November 9.

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    Friday, November 2

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students finished presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students need to finish their "Mockingbird in Six" assignments by the start of class on Monday.

    English 10
    After finishing their review of characterization in Mockingbird, we discussed the important quotes of the novel in class today.

    Homework: Students need to gather all of their Mockingbird notes in preparation for the test on Monday, November 5.

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    Thursday, November 1

    Pre-AP English 10
    Students continued presenting their research in class today.

    Homework: Students need to make their vocabulary notecards.  These are due Friday.  You can download a copy of the vocabulary PowerPoint by clicking here.  (These notecards should be for Unit 5.)

    English 10
    After finishing their vocab and DGP, students finished reviewing characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird in preparation for the TKAM test.

    Homework: Students need to make their vocabulary notecards.  These are due Friday.  You can download a copy of the vocabulary PowerPoint by clicking here.  (These notecards should be for Unit 5.)

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