News of the Ream

					         Gimme’ 5!
• Who’s here?
• Please be quiet and attentive as we
  check attendance.
    If you were absent…
• Friday, you need to
  make sure I have your
  vocabulary…
• You missed some great
  riddles!!!!!
• Awesome job, guys,
  and great support of
  each other!
  Give up sitting dutifully at your desk. Leave
  your house or apartment. Go out into the world.
  It's all right to carry a notebook but a cheap             Poem of the
  one is best, with pages the color of weak tea
  and on the front a kitten or a space ship.                   Day #7
                                                            Do You Have
  Avoid any enclosed space where more than
• three people are wearing turtlenecks. Beware
  any snow-covered chalet with deer tracks
  across the muffled tennis courts.
                                                           Any Advice for
  Not surprisingly, libraries are a good place to write.
  And the perfect place in a library is near an aisle
                                                            Those of Us
  where a child a year or two old is playing as his        Just Starting
                                                               Out?
  mother browses the ranks of the dead.
  Often he will pull books from the bottom shelf.
  The title, the author's name, the brooding photo              Ronald Koertge
  on the flap mean nothing. Red book on black, gray
  book on brown, he builds a tower. And the higher           Note: This is not your
  it gets, the wider he grins.                             journal! We are starting a
  You who asked for advice, listen: When the tower         new journal project today!
  falls, be like that child. Laugh so loud everybody
  in the world frowns and says, "Shhhh."
  Then start again.
    Journal of the Day
            #7

•
    A Cure for the Common Word
    •   Here’s how:
    •   I will give you a boring or overused expression
    •   You will use journal time to think about all its nuances and come up
        with as many different, more interesting ,or vivid words and expressions
        you can think of in order to make it more appealing or specific to the
        reader!



    • First Word:
    • Absolutely, adv.
    •   Positively, certainly, having no restriction, exception, or qualification
•   Actually        •   Positively
•   Categorically   •   Precisely
•   Completely      •   Purely
•   Conclusively    •   Really
•   Consummately    •   Right on
•   Decidedly       •   Straight out
•   Def             •   Sure enough
•   Definitely      •   Surely
•   Doubtless       •   Thoroughly
•   Easily          •   Truly
•   Entirely        •   Unambiguously
•   Exactly         •   Unconditionally
•   Fully           •   Unquestionably
•   Ideally         •   Utterly
                    •   Wholly
        That’s the Ticket!!
• Our incentive system            • SINGLE FILE WHEN ANSWERING
• Use scrap paper                 • Don’t run over each other while
• NO BLURTING                       trying to answer
• In most cases, you may try as   • Chivalry is highly underrated and
  many times as you like            nearly dead—prove me wrong!
• NO SHARING ANSWERS              • We can ALL be chivalrous!!!
                                  • Get as many tickets as possible!!!
   This Day In History…

Automotive
      Citroen helps De Gaulle survive assassination attempt, 1962
Civil War
      Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley, 1862
Cold War
      Czechs protest against Soviet invasion, 1968
Crime
      The Barker clan kills an officer in their fruitless robbery, 1933
Disaster
      Hurricane Andrew pounds Bahamas, 1992
General Interest
      Battle of Bosworth Field, 1485
      U.S. wins first America's Cup, 1851
      International Red Cross founded, 1864
      Michael Collins assassinated, 1922
      Incident at Ruby Ridge, 1992
Hollywood
      Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers grace Life cover, 1938
Literary
      Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx is born, 1935
Music
      Zager and Evans end a six-week run at #1 with their smash-hit "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminu
Old West
      Hired killer Jim Miller joins Texas Rangers, 1898
Presidential
      Ulysses S. Grant marries, 1848
Sports
News of the Realm
Daily Announcements and
      Assignments
    August 22, 2011
  English III AP Agenda
Announcements
Review of procedures for vocabulary and
discussion of website
Research land…are you selecting your potential
authors for our drawing?
Join Writing on the Wall—meeting Thursday,
August 25th, room 114, after school!
RIDDLES!!!!!!!
Assignments—literature pretests on front page
of the share point page
English III Honors Agenda
Announcements
Review of procedures for vocabulary and
discussion of website
Research land…are you selecting your potential
authors for our drawing?
Join Writing on the Wall—meeting Thursday,
August 25th, room 114, after school!
RIDDLES!!!!!!!
Assignments—literature pretests on front page
of the share point page
     Ah, the paper work…
•   Turn them in if you have them!
•   Internet use forms
•   Parent Connection forms
•   College surveys
•   Health forms—to the nurse!!!!!

• Turn in your fee money!!! $25 for our field
  trip and supplies!
     Parent Connection,
     specific reminder…
• You MUST be signed up!!!!!! This is incredibly
  important so that YOU and your folks can
  access grades and know your average!
• If you have them, turn them in NOW.
• Bring your forms back TUESDAY if you forgot
  them today!!!!!!
• Here’s the link if you lose yours!!!!!
  http://www.wcs.edu/instructionaltech/pc_pa
  _mshs.pdf
         Upcoming plays
• See the Humanities Club website below for
  complete information, but here you go:
• Wicked, October 26th—need ALL ticket money
  ASAP if you want to go. Parents can go for the
  same price.
• Blast, September 27—all tickets for that are
  $27.
• For full information go to this link:
  http://www.wcs.edu/chs/ExtraCurr/Humanitie
  s/HumanitiesHome.htm
Shakespeare in the Park
• Romeo and Juliet
• Donation requested but you
  are not required to pay
• Centennial Park bandshell
  downtown
• See the Nashville
  Shakespeare Festival
  webpage for dates, times,
  what to do in the event of
  rain, etc.
• http://www.nashvilleshakes.org/shakespearein
  thepark.htm
                       Pre-testing
• We have to complete some pre-testing to see
  where you are in several areas.
• Literature—there are two tests (set I and II)
  which you complete online. Email your results
  to me at bethb@wcs.edu by Monday! They
  don’t take long—do not spend time and be
  honest. You’re not expected to know all of the
  answers, and you will not lose points. This is a
  completion grade—ok? No stress! Here are
  the links:
•   Test I http://www.readfaster.com/culturalliteracy/test.asp?tid=34
    Test 2 http://www.readfaster.com/culturalliteracy/test.asp?tid=615
     More pretesting…
• Honors—One Grammar Pretest on the front
  page of the share point site
• AP—Two—do the all students AND the AP
  ONLY pre-tests.
• Do NOT spend too much time on any one
  question. It’s ok if you don’t know the
  answer!!!
• Results due by Thursday, 8/25
       Learning Targets
• They’ll be on this slide show every day; you
  are responsible for knowing what you’re
  learning!
• You MUST be able to say something along the
  lines of this:
• “I am learning __________ so that I can
  ___________.”
• Learning Targets follow!
AP Learning Targets
               Vocabulary
• Language
  CLE 3003.1.2 Employ a variety of strategies and
  resources to determine the definition,
  pronunciation, etymology, spelling, and usage
  of words and phrases

• I am studying vocabulary so I can…
  *use context clues, roots, etc., to define words
  *improve my ACT scores
  *increase my reading comprehension
  *improve my writing skills
Honors Learning Targets
               Vocabulary
• Language
  CLE 3003.1.2 Employ a variety of strategies and
  resources to determine the definition,
  pronunciation, etymology, spelling, and usage
  of words and phrases

• I am studying vocabulary so I can…
  *use context clues, roots, etc., to define words
  *improve my ACT scores
  *increase my reading comprehension
  *improve my writing skills
Assignments…
 English III Honors and AP
• Forms and fees!
• Literature Pretests I and II. If you still can’t print the
  results box this weekend, just email or print your
  answers, and we’ll use that. There seems to be no
  connection between the ones that aren’t working
  and the ones that are. The links are here again:
  Test I http://www.readfaster.com/culturalliteracy/test.asp?tid=34
  Test 2 http://www.readfaster.com/culturalliteracy/test.asp?tid=615

• Grammar Pretests—due Thursday!!
      AP Summer Reading
• Worry about Catch 22 first. But you have some time;
  encourage honors folks who are AP worthy to transfer
  up. They still have time.
• Be thinking of characters and MOTIFS in Catch 22. Book
  test coming soon… (A motif is any repeated element—
  character, theme, object, setting, word, phrase, color,
  sound, etc. Authors always have a reason for repeating
  things!!!)
• Make sure you acquire your book of choice and be
  looking at it. We move through grammar RAPIDLY--------
  -.
• You must prepare an 8.5 X 11 poster that teaches the
  most important NUGGET from your selection and be
  prepared to “teach” that nugget to us as a class!
 Honors Summer Reading
• If you haven’t finished The Noticer, grab your copy
  and do so this weekend, if possible. If not, you will
  still have a few days next week to finish.
• Once you’ve finished, make sure you start thinking
  of the most important life lesson Jones taught to
  the people he encountered. It may be one specific
  thing he taught either to a single or group of
  people, or it may be a larger, overall lesson.

				
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