Literary Studies 11

Literary Studies 11 course outline

Friday, Sept. 13

Today we did a survival challenge to introduce our Lord of the Flies novel study.

Homework:

  1. Please return your signed parent letter/cell phone policy.
  2. Don’t forget to bring a silent reading book every class!
  3. “Gentlemen, Your Verdict” questions and paragraph due next Wednesday, Sept. 18th if it was not handed in during class.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 

Today we began our short story unit by reviewing short story terms.  We read our first story, “Gentlemen, Your Verdict” in class.  If you were absent, please see the extra copies binder for your notes and question sheet.

Reminders:

  1. Please return your signed parent letter/cell phone policy.
  2. Don’t forget to bring a silent reading book every class!
  3. “Gentlemen, Your Verdict” questions and paragraph due next Wednesday, Sept. 18th if it was not handed in during class.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 

Today we did our initial writing assessment. If you were absent, please see Ms. Keller to make it up.

Reminders:

  1. Please return your signed parent letter/cell phone policy.
  2. Don’t forget to bring a silent reading book every class!

Monday, Sept. 9 

We started independent reading time today. We also continued to discuss the articles from last class and reviewed the cell phone policy. Finally, we started to plan for our writing preassessment.

Homework:

  1. Prepare 1/2 page of notes for our writing preassessment tomorrow. You will be asked to write about a defining moment or turning point in your life.
  2. Reminders: return your parent letter/cell phone policy and bring a silent reading book.

Friday, Sept. 6

Today we finished reviewing course expectations. Then we read and analysed articles on the use of technology (Purpose, Audience, Argument, Persuasive Techniques). We shared our ideas in small groups and then with the class. (To be continued..)

Homework:

Please have your silent reading book and all course materials by Monday.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Today we went over the course outline, then rotated through stations with different introductory activities (reviewing course expectations, goal setting, etc.)

Homework:

  1. Please have all course materials (including a silent reading book!) by Monday.
  2. If you haven’t already done so, vote in the poll below.

 

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