Ms. Hargraves’ English 9 Class

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Thursday, January 31 January 31, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 3:57 pm

We had a slight change in plans today… we did finish our sonnets, but we did not begin reading Act III as I had originally planned.  Instead, we worked on a visual essay.  Students chose one theme or literary from the play and worked in pairs to begin creating a visual essay based on the idea.

I collected reading logs today, but I did not check notebooks.  I will check notebooks next Thursday.   


Wednesday, January 30 January 30, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 4:36 pm

We had a good time today reviewing the answers to the grammar editing practice exercises we completed yesterday.  We also had a blast working on our very own original sonnets.  We’ll finish composing our sonnets tomorrow and then move on to a reading of R&J, Act III.  See you then.


Tuesday, January 29 January 29, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 3:23 pm

Students completed their modern translations of parts of Act II and presented them to the class.  They then completed a short test on Act II.  Afterwards, they worked on some short grammar practice exercises (blue book, pp. 46-50).

Katie came to third period to introduce herself.  She will be working with some of the freshmen on their reading and math on Tuesday and Thursdays.  The class gave her a very warm welcome.     


Monday, January 28

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 12:32 pm

Students finished reading Act II of Romeo and Juliet today.  We then began an assignment with partners–students were asked to rewrite a portion (40 lines or so) of Act II in modern-day language.  They were permitted to choose any section of Act II.  We will present these rewritten versions in class tomorrow. 

Students will take a test on Act II on Tuesday.      


Friday, January 25 January 27, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 8:50 pm

We had class today, but the heating system was still not working very well in our building.  We relocated our class to the fourth floor of the library.  Here students took a brief test on Romeo and Juliet, Act I.   I also checked notebooks and other outstanding assignments. 


Thursday, January 24

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 8:48 pm

There was no school for students today because the heating system was not working anywhere on campus. 

No school!  Yippee!


Wednesday, January 23

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 8:47 pm

Today we read Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scenes 1-3.  We then worked on the corresponding study guide items for these scenes.