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HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION REGARDING CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS.  LOOK FOR YOUR CLASS TITLE, DATE, AND PERIOD NUMBER (ON CERTAIN ASSIGNMENTS) FOR INFORMATION.
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Wednesday 8-25
ENGLISH 3 JOURNAL:  Write about the time in your life when you were the most nervous.
Read:  Of Plymouth Plantation page 71
Amswer:  Critical thinking..  Interpret 1 and 2 and applying 3.
5 paragraph essay
proficiency prompt #1

English 4  Journal: same as English 3
English history notes
5 paragraph essay
proficiency prompt #1

Thursday 8-26
English 3:
Journal: complain
Go over page 86--reading stratagies for difficult pieces of writing.  Analyze marriage proposal letter using reading strategies.
Further Use:  Analyze poems on pages 90 and 92

Listen to "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." page 98 in text.  Think about Puritan ideals, ethics and the Puritan way of life.

English 4:
Journal: Same as English 3
Finish notes on English History
Note connections to literature...class struggle, invading cultures etc.
Group analysis of historical writing on pages 78 and 81.
Analyze key elements in each story.  Historical writing questions on page 84.
Daily Oral language: week 1 day 1

Friday 8-27
English 3
Journal:  Give me a darn good reason why I didn't see your parents at open house! :)
Read:  Cal Ripken article on page 105 in text.
Discuss:  Is the Puritan work ethic still a part of our society today?   Come up with 5 reasons why you think it does, and 5 reasons why it may not. ( reasons can be people, professions, etc...)
DOL:  week 1 day 1
sustained silent reading

English 4
Journal:  Same as Eng. 3
Large groups presented interpretations of Bede story (page 78) and Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (page 81).
DOL:  week 1 day 2
Sustained silent reading

Monday 8-30
English 3
Journal:  What is your favorite movie? why?
Read:  background information on Arthur Miller (pages 1086 and 1087). 
Begin viewing The Crucible (name of characters on page 1089 in text).  Take careful notes on characters and events.

Handed back five paragraph essays on first proficiency prompt.  Revise and rewrite for portfolios.
DoL:  week 1 day 2
Personal conferences on essays

English 4
Journal:  Same as English 3
Background information on Sir Walter Scott (Author of Ivanhoe)
- also wrote Rob Roy
- considered by some to be the father of the British historical novel
Begin viewing Ivanhoe...take careful notes on characters and events
DOL: week 1 day 3
Revise and rewrite 5 paragraph essays
Personal conferences on essays

Tuesday 8-31
English 3:
Journal: freewrite
Review main points, names, events in The Crucible
* You may read along in the textbook if absent
Daily Oral Language week 1 day 3--apostrophe to show possession, commas in a series, correct use of a helping verb.

Write a memoir letter from the viewpoint of a ninety year old Abagail Williams.  Tell the story of the Salem witch trials through her eyes.  Will she recant?  Will she lie?

English 4:
Journal: freewrite
Review list of important characters, events, concepts in Ivanhoe. 
Continue viewing Ivanhoe
Dol week 1 day 4--commas in a series, seperate sentences to correct run-ons, correction of sentence fragments, use of active voice.

homework:  write a dialogue between a character from Ivanhoe and his or her modern day counterpart.  Example:  match hero with hero, villan with villan, outcast with outcast.  Talk about issues in society, important people, events, similarities, differences, etc...
*THIS ASSIGNMENT MAY BE USED FOR CREATIVE WRITING IN YOUR PORTFOLIO*
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