September 22-23 - Today's Announcements

Today's Objectives:

Bell Ringer
  • Write a haiku for a competition and in honor of National Punctuation Day - This Friday!Punctuation_Mark.jpg
    • What is a haiku?
      • Line 1: 5 syllables
      • Line 2: 7 syllables
      • Line 3; 5 syllables
    • Choose your in punctuation mark!
    • Research your mark.
    • Now draft your thoughts in your Writer's Notebook section of your three-ring binder.
    • Submit your final version on your blog by Monday, September 27.
    • Paste the punctuation sheet into the "Grammar/Writing" section of your three-ring binder.

Writer's Workshop:
  • Review your metaphor paper and Test 1 and Scavenger Hunt.
  • Where are you?
    • Blog Post your appositive phrase in Bold?
    • Book Reviews
      • Books 1-2 are now due. Are your reviews on your blog?
    • Annotated Reading Page
      • Have you inserted annotation on each book read?
    • Time Pioneer
      • Draft your narrative paragraph...include one, in bold. of each of the following phrases.
        • Appositive:
          • "Mr. Lanier, a pioneer in the development of virtual reality and a Silicon Valley veteran, is hardly a Luddite, as some of his critics have suggested."
        • Participial:
          • "Now, in his impassioned new book You Are Not a Gadget, Mr. Lanier expands this thesis further, looking at the implications that digital Maoism or “cybernetic totalism” have for our society at large."
          • Source for Sentences.
        • Paste the punctuation of of participial phrases sheet into the "Grammar/Writing" section of your three-ring binder.

Reading Workshop:
  • Where are you?
    • My Antonia: Need to have read through Installments 24 by next class.
    • Your notes on
      • Your assigned character...catch up with your team
      • Read-Aloud...note the participial phrases.
        • At about four o'clock a visitor appeared: Mr. Shimerda, wearing his rabbit-skin cap and collar, and new mittens his wife had knitted. He had come to thank us for the presents, and for all grandmother's kindness to his family. Jake and Otto joined us from the basement and we sat about the stove, enjoying the deepening grey of the winter afternoon and the atmosphere of comfort and security in my grandfather's house. This feeling seemed completely to take possession of Mr. Shimerda. I suppose, in the crowded clutter of their cave, the old man had come to believe that peace and order had vanished from the earth, or existed only in the old world he had left so far behind. He sat still and passive, his head resting against the back of the wooden rocking-chair, his hands relaxed upon the arms. His face had a look of weariness and pleasure, like that of sick people when they feel relief from pain.
          • Book 1, Chapter 12
    • Vocabulary
      • Is your list current? All words defined?

  • To have the above list completed before the next class...most of which is now past due! Catch up! Hurry!