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.