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1 Bell Ringer: Monday, March 2, 2015
Objective(s): Identify pronouns; collaborate with peers Essays are past due and losing 5 points per day! Directions: Read and copy the following quote. Add commas, if needed, and circle any prepositions. "Whenever you want to achieve something keep your eyes open concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed."

2 Bell Ringer: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Objective(s): Fix issues with pronouns; read & comprehend text Essays are past due and losing 5 points per day! Directions: Copy the following sentence and fix any issues with pronouns. He don’t want to go to there party. The dean congratulated Charles and I.

3 Introducing, Citing, and Explaining Text Evidence
Introduce your quote: Make sure that even someone who hasn’t read this book could still understand your quote. Who is speaking? What is going on? This information will give the reader context – an understanding of the situation. Cite your quote: Remember to use quotation marks and include a page number in parenthesis. Explain your quote: Explain what this quote means. How does it prove your point or support your claim? EXAMPLE: The Bluest Eye talks about childhood and the loss of innocence. For example, “I don’t want to be ruined.”

4 After you have a quote… Share your quote with a partner, and write on the back of your hand-out: 1) The name of the person you talked to 2) One thing you learned about their book

5 Bell Ringer: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Objective(s): Identify types of pronouns; read & comprehend text Essays are past due and losing 5 points per day! Directions: Copy the following sentence and circle the pronouns, adding commas if necessary. If someone smiles at you give him or her a smile in return. Everyone should do what he or she can to help so that the project can be completed on time.

6 Independent Reading – Creative Project
Directions: You have been given the job of taking your book from the page to the big screen! You must write a script for one pivotal scene/event in the book, or alternatively choose to write a new scene (using the same story and the same characters, of course). Your script must include the following: A brief introduction of your scene or event. You must provide the context for the scene – explain who the characters are, and what is happening, and a brief claim in which you state why you believe this is an especially important or pivotal part of your book. If you choose to write a new scene, you must explain why you made this choice – how the new material adds to or improves the story. One or two quotes from your book. You should not use more than two quotes – the rest of the dialogue should be your own creation!

7 Essays Pick an area of improvement to write on your folder
I will turn my essay in on time. I will turn in an essay that is complete (has an introduction, a claim, body paragraphs, and a conclusion). I will avoid using run-on sentences. I will use words that are clear and specific, staying away from words like “things” and “stuff.” I will introduce and explain in detail each piece of textual evidence I use in my essay.

8 Bell Ringer: Friday, March 6, 2015
Objective(s): Write cohesive sentences; read & comprehend text Set up an appointment with Ms. Robin, Ms. Griswold, or Mr. Cancro by Tuesday if you’d like to revise the argument essay you wrote about The Bluest Eye. Directions: Copy and complete the following sentences. Add commas if needed. If someone asks for help… Someone left _____ or _____ wallet on the bus so…

9 ACT Passage #7 D 9. D H 10. G B 11. D J 12. H C 13. A F 14. J D 15. C

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