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Welcome to the spring semester of 2013! Be sure you are staying current in all of your classes. Make it happen!
Look for your class(es) to find information and resources.
10th Literature - 4th Period
May 7, 2013 --As you are all aware, we will be finishing out the semester with The Old Man and the Sea and practicing writing persuasive essays for your Georgia High School Writing Test next fall.
Remember: your essay for Julius Caesar is due at the end of class on Wednesday, April 17.
March 11- unit 1 of roots rap song on roots, prefixes, & suffixes
March 8-- We have finished Act I--make sure you understand it! We had our first vocabulary quiz on tone words. Remember tone can make all the difference!
February 25, 2013--The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Drama Unit
Want to see the flash about Shakespeare's Globe theater again? March 1- Also, make sure you are clear about the first scenes of this play.
spark notes video
No Fear Julius Caesar - select for the entire text of the play and its modern day version side by side
This unit lasted longer than anticipated--we have, of course, also begun our drama unit: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. --make sure you are studying your drama terms and reviewing your backgound information.
Persuasive unit--January 17----(approx. 3 weeks)--Think logos, pathos, ethos, kairosYou have now turned in all of the following:
Persuasive essay with specific supporting details provided, and you annotated your use of persuasive strategies, techniques, and any logical fallacies.
You have had a unit test: If you need to do test corrections other than the the FULL class provided on Friday, 2/22, come in before school or stay after on Tuesday or Thursday.
We have analyzed persuasive essays and reviewed our persuasive techniques, strategies, and logical fallacies
Tuesday, 15th--Reviewed the quiz. Reviewed & rewrote similes, symbols, and personification. Discussed writing on the topic, a topic sentence for this topic, and evidence. Remeber you have the opportunity to rewrite the paragraph on the topic of the family, not the house. Powerpoint/notes on persuasive strategies (see PPT link under resources).
January 14 -Monday was a powerpoint reviewing the purposes of the writing genres. Then, students read an informative text and responded to questions on persuasive essay writing.
January 7 - 11-We will be reading "There Will Come Soft Rains" --be sure you know those terms that are on the handout.
Big news-- EOCT dates will be May 13th and 14th--a Monday and Tuesday--be sure to prepare yourselves. Practice on USA TESTprep.com whenever you are able.
After spring break-- we will continue to learn new elements and start the reviewing process for the end of the school year. We will be working with poetry and persuasion while going back over the standards we have already learned.
March 18- Spring break-- we will be working on all aspects of writing: the writing process, outlines, essay formats, transitions, text structure & signal words, and vocabulary.
March 11--your TEST will be Wednesday. be sure to study: here is a link to lots of sites that could help you review Odyssey test review
March 11 --Odyssey completion & "root" word vocabulary unit 1 rap song
March 8- tone vocabulary quiz today & we are almost finished with The Odyssey. We will finish reading it on March 11--then on the 12, you will review and the Odyssey TEST will be Wednesday, March 13!
February 25, 2013 - Part 2 of The Odyssey--Odysues' arrival back home in Ithaca.
You have a new list of vocabulary words--be sure to study them and keep reviewing your other lists (2). Vocabulary quiz Friday
Always review what we have read in class of The Odyssey. We just finished the first section of Odysseus' arrival back to Ithaca.
Review: an epic, an epic hero, an epic or Homeric simile--look at your notes and pages 1041 and 1087 in the text book.
You have a test tomorrow on the journey--part I of the Odyssey - pages 1043 - 1083-- STUDY- review your question packets!!--other review sites from other teachers go to resources
Feb. 5th - reviewed epics, guile, verse, stanza, poetry, prose, and wrote a paragraph about Odysseus
Feb. 4-- finish reading the "Cyclops" --2 stanzas of verse--be ready for a quiz and have the packet complete
Feb. 1 -- read more of the "Cyclops"-- answer the questions in the packet through 25 and the first 3 pages of vocabulary.
click here to read the Odyssey online
Great link for mythology
January 28--quiz, collected information from readings on Friday, read the beginning of The Odyssey through "The Lotus Eaters"-- reveiw your notes and terms each night!
The Odyssey and Greek Mythology unit (3-4 weeks)---January 22
English resource links-Check out the selections!
Practice your figurative language game
"Science of Persuasion" --this youtube video about theis for those of you who want the extra information. It will take some effort to listen to because it is done by professors, but I recommend it wholeheartedly! Their persuasive principles seem very accurate, and the graphics/images are very effective.
Persuasion Techniques/Strategies powerpoint-- scroll down and select the PPT--really far more too from Read, Write, Think
3rd- World History w/ Mrs. Duggar. Go to resources for great links!
Upcoming dates provided by Mrs. Duggar 4/15/2013 for the remainder of the semester! (scroll down for resource links)
Friday--April 19, 2013 Test ---- chapters 25, 26, 27
Friday---April 26, 2013 Test --- WWI-- test moved to Monday--Chapters 29, 31, WWI AND "Interwar Years" 1919-1939
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Test--WWII **CHANGED TO Monday, May 13-- WWII & Cold War--chapters 32 & 33) go to ppt resource below--
May 16 or 17 Test---Post war world
Finals --seniors 16,17 May------- Finals Freshman-Juniors--22, 23 May
Some DATES to KNOW
1776 American Revolution
1789 French Revolution
1815 Napolean exciled
1861-1865 American Civil War
1914 - 1918 World War I
1939 - 1945 World War II ( US entered WWII on December 7, 1941 w/ bombing of Pearl Harbor
March 21 & 22 - students read and answer the questions for all sections of chapters 21 & 22 in the Reading Study guide-- watching film
March 20, 2013-- students should have read chapter 21 in the text and completed the section reviews and students write an 11 question quiz based on Anne of 1000 Days and the notes from 3/19March
March 12-- TEST - Middle Ages & the Renaissance-- Chapters 12, 13, & 17 -- make sure you are reading & taking section notes. Check out this new site that can help you if you take the time! You have to be willing to put in some time, but if you want help -select this Added remarkable resource
You have a test on Greece and Rome on Wednesday--February 5, 2013
January 28-- this unit will also include ancient Rome--Chapter 6--finishing notes on Greece; notes on Rome
test moved to Friday--Chapters 2 & 3 reading & taking notes from Chapter section reviews in the workbook; students completing section reviews from the textbook for extra credit. Notes & comparison of religions. See chart for Hinduism & Buddhism
January 7-11--Read Chapter 2 in the text book & take notes. Atlas activity.
Quiz on Friday--1/11
TEST- Thursday 1/17/2013 on Chapters 2-3 (plus last section of Chapter 1)
World History Resources
Check out some of these links to provide you with extra information!
1. powerpoints for just about every chapter section
2. reviews & other information
3. some interesting notes, handouts etc.
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