Month: January 2018

January 8-12, 2018

Monday, January 8th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Issue new roots. See the roots tab for a copy of this 9 weeks roots.
  • Check Friday’s homework: Identifying Active and Passive Voice for a 24 pt. silver grade.
  • Read and discuss the use of APV in two authentic texts: Active and Passive Voice in Authentic Pieces
  • Answer the question, “Why do writers sometimes use passive voice?” in the following format:
    • Each answer should be 2-3 sentences.
    • R/A = Restate question & give short answer.
    • C = Cite source →  verbatim quote (name in parentheses)   Example: In his speech, the UAB president says, “I want to thank you for all your hard work” (Watts).
    • E = Explain why he used passive voice.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish RACE writing if needed.
  • APV test is Thursday.
  • Bring a book to read Thursday after the test.

Tuesday, January 9th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments: 

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Turn in yesterday’s RACE assignment.
  • Complete this review sheet: AP revision.docx 
    • For the right side, do #s 3,6, and 9 as well as one of choice to revise to active voice. Label the DVR in each sentence.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish today’s worksheet if you did not in class.
  • APV Test is this Thursday.
  • Bring a book to read after the test on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 10th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Take pop quiz on APV terms.
  • Check yesterday’s classwork/hw for 18 silver points.
  • Work on study guide. Here is the key: SCAN0022

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Study for your test tomorrow.
  • Bring a book of choice to class tomorrow.

Thursday, January 11th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take SVA test.

Tonight’s Homework: None

Friday, January 12th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Index cards for the root activity are due Wednesday.
  • Bring a novel to class W-F of next week.

January 1-5, 2018

Wednesday, January 3rd

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a restful and fun break!

Today’s Agenda:

  • Use the attached Google slide presentation to get ready for this semester. Please follow the directions about binder organization, the writer’s notebook entry, the crystal ball activity, and the exit slip. Slides: Jan 3, 2018  *I will provide the crystal ball template for you.

Tonight’s Homework: None!

Thursday, January 4th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • We took notes on active and passive voice. If you were absent, you will need to ask for a copy of the APV handout. You will then take a sheet of a paper, fold it hamburger style, and record your notes from the APV sheet on the top half of your folded paper.

Tonight’s Homework: APV test one week from today! If you chose to redo your crystal ball, it is due tomorrow.

Friday, January 5th:

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework: