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Office hours occur on M-Th. If you wish to see me during lunch, you must sign up. There are 2 time slots: 12:15-12:30 and 12:30-12:45. You must post before 11:00 a.m. for a same day visit. 

First post, first served. If you happen to sign up for a day and time that someone had previously reserved, you may still come in but will not be guaranteed face time. Sign up by commenting on this post. Make sure to leave your name, date and time you wish to come. Additional information as to the nature of the visit will help me prepare materials for you. Format your comment like this:

William Shakespeare – August 18, 12:30-12:45 – Need help with sentence length in my essay.




January 14-16, 2015


1/14: Identify assumptions in argument. Students watched “Love is a fallacy” and then completed Assumptions Exercise in groups.

1/15: Read Huck Finn. Students spent the time reading Huck Finn on their own. Chapters 1-14 are due 1/20.

1/16: Evaluate Essays. Students read a sample paper and then scored 4 essays. HW: Finish reading Huck Finn chapters 1-4 and come up with one level 2 or 3 question about the novel so far.

11th English

1/14: Socratic Seminar Online Discussion. Students participated in an SSOD about The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.

1/15: Compose paragraph. Students wrote a paragraph explaining what freedom meant to Peyton Farquhar. This paragraph was due at the end of the period.

1/16: Compare/Contrast movie and text. Students took a quiz on The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and then watched the movie. Students first wrote down 3 aspects of the text they expected to be in the movie. They then watched the movie looking for these elements. They compared and contrasted their expectations and the movie and then wrote a reflection. This was due at the end of the period.

January 14, 2015

APLC: Participate in Socratic Seminar Online Discussion. Students participated in an SSOD to discuss “The Damned Human Race” and the 1st page of Huck Finn. Students submitted their summary/response of the article.

HW: Read Huck Finn. Chapter 1-14 (1/20), Chapter 15-28 (1/27), Chapter 29-End (2/3)

11th: Identify and analyze point of view. Compose level 2 questions.Students read the last chapter of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and completed the Interactive Reader questions. Students also wrote 3 level 2/3 questions and responded to the irony challenge at the end of the interactive reader. Groups handed in their work for credit.

1/12/15 Z Pass Post #5

1st 3 students from each period (2-5) that respond accurately to the question will get an extra Z Pass.

Post a level 2 question from your group discussion today. It must be a level 2 to get credit. Here are some tips:

Readers infer answers from what the text implicitly states, finding answers in several places in the text. Words found in these questions include:

  • analyzing
  • grouping
  • synthesizing
  • comparing/contrasting
  • inferring
  • sequencing

Make sure to include your name and period in your response. If you do not, you will not get credit.


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