Friday, February 24, 2017


Over the weekend, read "The Kayak" if you have not yet. You can also start reading To Kill a Mockingbird. It is to be read by the Monday after March Break.

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Two things tonight:

1. Study for your quiz tomorrow.
2. Read "The Kayak". It will be the story you write your first literary paragraph on.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Tonight you are to deconstruct the paragraph given out in class today. It is a literary paragraph on "Visitors" and includes examples on how to set up quotes and cite quotes when writing about literature. To deconstruct it means to recreate the outline that would have generated this paragraph. It should not take a ton of time as it is all there and uses the structure covered in class. Feel free to use ellipses (...) so that you do not need to rewrite the entire text. I want to see that you recognize the structure when the topic changes.

Also, study for your literary terms quiz. It is on Friday. We will review more at the start of tomorrow's class. 

We will also do our first presentations tomorrow.

Friday, February 17, 2017


Over the weekend, finish your flash cards for your lust of literary terms. Also, brainstorm ideas for you graphic text based on the content  you discussed with your group today.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Today in MSIP you are to do the following:


1.       Read over the Information Reading sheets on Body Image.

2.       Review the Graphic Text you were given and answer the following:

a.       What type of information is covered in the Graphic Text/ Provide a summary of the information.

b.      Is the sheet informative? Would someone learn something new from it?

c.       What design elements are present on the sheet? List the elements present (font size and style, images, text boxes, etc.)

d.      Are the graphics effective? For example, do they draw you in? Distract you? Are they organized or busy? Etc.


Tomorrow in class you will work in your groups to discuss the answers to these questions, and then, you will present your findings to the class.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Paragraphs are due tomorrow. Be sure to use the parts of the checklist covered in class. 

Also, we will discuss "Visitors" tomorrow so make sure you've read it.