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Posted: February 6, 2014

Hey folks,The assignment you worked on today was originally due tomorrow. It will now be due at the END of class tomorrow, giving you the period to continue working on it. You're welcome!
If you have not presented yet, be ready to go tomorrow!
Hi everyone and happy Monday!Attached you will find the rubic for the creative part of your presentation. Don't forget, SUMMATIVE presentations begin this Thursday. I'm really looking forward to these because I know how much work and effort most of you are putting into it! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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Posted: November 27, 2013

Hey everyone!Today we went over a formative presentation assignment. This is a presentation where you will get some feedback on your speaking and presentation skills from your peers and myself. You will then take this feedback and apply it to your summative presentation project to make it that much better :) Remember, the summative one is due Dec. 11th. I've attached all the details for this formative assignment below. Presentations for this begin on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

Posted: November 18, 2013

Hello there,Here's what is happening this week: Monday - reading/project work on your autobiography/biography/memoir presentation. Again, don't leave this until the last minute. Presentations begin Dec. 11th. Don't hesitate to come see me if you have any questions! I've attached the project outline if you were absent the day we went over it last week.Tuesday/Wednesday - reading "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov and group work to discuss and questions. Groups present their findings. This is a great story that could lead to some debate!Thursday - Summative in class Short Story assessment. Remember, you need to be reading your nonfiction text at home. I'll give some class time, but not enough to finish your book by Dec. 6th! Budget your time wisely :) 
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Posted: November 5, 2013

Hey there,Today, in class, we discussed "Mirror Image"by Lena Coakley. Great discussion of allegory!Also, you were given the short story "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury as well as a few questions to answer. This is an example of science fiction / fantasy genre. Have these done by Nov. 12th and be ready for discussion.FYI: for the rest of the week we are revising your short story drafts! Bring a USB so you can save your work because we will be in the lab for the next two classes. Final copies of your story are due THIS FRIDAY, Nov. 8th. Remember to include all copies of drafts as well as all peer feedback you got too. I can't wait to hear them Friday!

Posted: October 30, 2013

Hi there,This morning we read "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe. Afterwards, we discussed it and answered some questions. Use the link below to find a copy of the story online. Also, open the attachment to see the questions we discussed. Don't forget, your short story draft is due Friday, Nov. 1st and we will be peer conferencing. Come prepared!

Posted: October 28, 2013

Hey folks,- Today you had some time to start your Text of the week in class, be sure to hand it in tomorrow if you didn't today.- We also did a mini lesson on how to punctuate dialogue. I expect it to be done correctly in your short story! - Short Story quiz tomorrow Oct. 29th- Short Story draft is due Friday Nov. 1st. Be ready for peer conferencing.  

Posted: October 24, 2013

Oct. 29th - Short story quiz (summative)Nov. 1st - Complete draft of short story project due - another day for peer feedback sessions. (formative)Nov. 8th - Final copy due (the one you hand in to me to be marked! (summative)