October 23, 2013
Interims are being mailed today. On your interim you will see your marks for:
The Lottery response journal
The Three Questions quick write
Winning the Lottery blog post
Comments on lottery winning blog posts
In the next week you will get an updated report with your Power of One blog post/quotation responses, comments on others’ blog posts, citation assignment.
We have now started to read Lord of the Flies. This novel is truly a classic and a standard for English class reading. There are so many great topics for discussion from this novel – good vs. evil, leadership, mob mentality, symbolism, and the impact experience can have on a writer. In the handouts section you will see a copy of the unit schedule – which I also gave out in class – the pre-reading questions to consider, as well as the during reading activity. The during reading research you are being asked to do cannot be a last minute thing. You can start this right away so that it is ready to hand in when we are done the novel. You will also be doing a significant writing piece for this novel (yes, I mean essay), so you will be busy before Christmas, plan accordingly.