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II 5 th 6wks wk2. 2/28, Monday Obj: Grammar, writing skills & reading HW: Get sleepeat a lot tonight and have a healthy breakfast in the morning Get lit.

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1 II 5 th 6wks wk2

2 2/28, Monday Obj: Grammar, writing skills & reading HW: Get sleepeat a lot tonight and have a healthy breakfast in the morning Get lit circles book Warm-up: 1.Write down 4 tips you would give a friend who wanted to pass his/her OER on the TAKS 2.Get out 2 sheets of paper and place headings on them

3 Grammar Quiz read lit circle book quietly after turning in quiz For 1-3, match the sentence to its type. (use each only once). Choices: A) Compound, B) Complex & C) Compound-Complex 1.Before she played basketball, Rita was a track star, but her brother has always played football. 2.Trading baseball cards was a hobby of mine, so I was overjoyed to receive a Mark McGwire rookie card last week. 3.Deron Williams went to the Nets soon after long-time coach, Jerry Sloan, retired. *** 4.In #3 above, the phrase Jerry Sloan is a/an A) alien with a bad haircut, B) Subservient Causality, C) Appositive Phrase, D) fanboys conjunction 5.In addition to looking for correct punctuation on the TAKS test, you should also make sure you check A) that you are not being controlled by Lord Voldemort via the Imperius Curse, B) for any redundancies or repetitive errors made in the sentences, C) that the sentence feels right, D) nothing. Just make sure you know what sentence it is, then promptly pick an answer. 6.True/False. A sentence can have more than two commas.

4 Get out another sheet of paper Title is Essay Madness

5 Prompt practicethe bad, the good, & the weird. Pick one of the following prompts and write the worst possible introductory paragraph you can: Write about a time that you learned something. Write about a time when you were wrong. Write about a time when you helped someone. Write about a time when you were surprised. Write about a time that you overcame an obstacle.

6 Prompt practicethe bad, the good, & the weird. Pick one of the following prompts and write the best possible introductory paragraph you can: Write about a time that you learned something. Write about a time when you were wrong. Write about a time when you helped someone. Write about a time when you were surprised. Write about a time that you overcame an obstacle.

7 Prompt practicethe bad, the good, & the weird. Round-robin Write until I call time Pass your paper to the left Share Turn in papers Get all the questions correct tomorrow!

8 3/2 Wednesday Obj: Vocabulary, Reading HW: Warm-up: Retrieve lit circle book, then write your best guesses of what the definitions of each of these words are: iamb anapest

9 Silent reading/journaling Finish your literary circle book! When you finish, write a letter to the main character, either thanking them for a great adventure or slandering them for being boring (be very specific in your gratitude or critique). If you would like to both thank and critique the main character, you may.

10 Word Game Choose score keeper Tear a sheet into ten pieces (you will use both sides by the end of the game) Take turns being reader Draw a card & read the word to the group On your paper scrap, write a definition for the word & pass to the reader. The reader writes down the real definition on a scrap of paper to disguise it and also gets to make a fake definition on another scrap of paper. If anyone writes down the actual definition of the word, set it aside The reader reads the definitions, then everyone gets one vote for what they think is the correct definition Points: (base grade is a 90) You receive one point if you vote for the correct definition One point awarded to you for every person who guesses your definition as the correct definition of the word used during that round. Two points to the reader if no one gets the correct definition Three points for writing down the real definition of the wordeven if its by accident! Keep a tally of points on the card I gave your group 20 extra credit points awarded to the winner at each table.

11 3/4 Friday. Obj: Heroes. HW: Hero Journey Assignment (from bottom of hero journey file on my website where youre getting your notes). Due Tuesday. Warm-up: Read Intro to Heroes pp and take notes – FAQ: What kind of notes do you want us to take? – A: Key terms and concepts. Look for the bold letters. Finish your literary circle book, then, when you finish, write a letter to the main character, either thanking them for a great adventure or slandering them for being boring (be very specific in your gratitude or critique). If you would like to both thank and critique the main character, you may.

12 1. List characteristics of a hero… 2.List characteristics of a celebrity… HEROCELEBRITY Nolan Ryan Mother Teresa Princess Diana Sponge Bob Rudy Guliani Justin Timberlake Oprah John F. Kennedy Mother Teresa Lance Armstrong Superman

13 Heroes n n Discuss hero definition from lit book Discuss hero in terms of society – Can a criminal be a hero, by this definition?

14 The Hero Journey Take notes from this file In partners/groups, take notes on the Hero Journey – record all steps – Create your own visual to help you remember how the process works. We will share these. – Find three songs with a heroic theme. Explain how each has this theme using the songs lyrics and references to your notes Play a clip from one of the songs When finished, work on your homework individually

15 Presentations One group at a time


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