GRADE  10  HOMEWORK  BLOCK C


Tuesday, April 23
  • Terms List #4 came out - test is in two weeks
  • We started reviewing sentence fragments - the first page of the booklet is due if not finished in class
  • There was time in the lab to complete the first journal (first impressions of the independent novel)
  • I read our first short story  ("Charles") and we started the questions together

Thursday, April 25
  • Students studied terms list 4 and then reviewed sentence fragments and run-ons
  • We finished the short story "Charles" 

Tuesday, April 30
  • Students studied terms list 4 and then reviewed semi-colons and colons
  • We read the short story "Flowers for Algernon" and began the assignment
  • There was time in the lab for journal #2 (in the short story questions)

Thursday, May 02
  • Students studied terms list 4 and then reviewed semi-colons and colons - quiz on punctuation is Monday, terms is Wednesday
  • There was an introductory lesson on genres - students created posters to represent various genres
  • There was a work block in the lab for short story questions and journals

Monday, May 06
  • If you are excused, be prepared to make up the punctuation quiz
  • There was time to review terms - the test is next class
  • We talked about the fairy tale genre and watched Hoodwinked as an introduction to the unit

Wednesday, May 08
  • If you are excused, be prepared to make up the terms test
  • In groups, students analyzed their shared fairy tales and their new warped version
  • There was time in the lab for journal #3 and to start drafting an orignal flipped or fractured fairy tale

Friday, May 10
  • Students had time to discuss their novels again.
  • We had a mini lesson on irony and then read the short story "The Interlopers" and started the questions.  There was lab time to work on the assignment.  There will be time in class on Monday to finish the 13 questions - students do not have to do the ending yet!!
  • Rough drafts or first copies of the Fragmented or Flipped Fairy Tales are due on Wednesday.

Monday, May 13
  • Students received terms list #5 and had time to begin studying.  The date for the test was not set yet . . . 
  • In groups, students shared quick narratives outloud and then recorded three ideas for possible short stories
  • There was time in the lab to complete the short story questions for "The Interlopers", and then work on the endings and Fairy Tale Assignments

Wednesday, May 15
  • Students had time toworkon their narrative stories and other assignments

Tuesday, May 21
  • There was time to read the novel and study terms - date for the test is May 31st
  • There was a lesson on story pacing and an opportunity to apply the lesson to the narrative story
  • In the lab, students had time to finish and hand in the ending for "The Interlopers" and then continue to work on the Fairy Tale which is due next class.