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November 7: A Day November 7, 2012

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1A

1. Freewrite

2. Vocabulary Test. Students took their vocab test today. If you were absent, you can take the test in class on Friday.

3. Parallelism in Politics! Students watched about fifteen minutes of the president’s victory speech delivered last night; as they watched, they identified examples of parallel structure by writing down the parallel elements. Here’s the speech:

HW: Finish Common Errors Worksheet if you didn’t finish it in class.

2AB

1. Freewrite.

2. Vocab practice. We discussed the election results using our SAT vocab words!

3. Vocab notes. We took notes on #14, 15, and 16.

4. Plot of Into Thin Air or A Walk in the WoodsIn small groups, students worked to determine the plot structure and theme of the memoir they read using Plot Diagram of complete memoir

We will take ten minutes tomorrow to finish this. It is not homework.

HW: None. If you want your own copy of The Hobbit, bring it to class on Tuesday.

4A

1. Freewrite.

2. Vocab practice. We discussed the election results using our SAT vocab words!

3. Info on vocab test. The vocabulary test will be three sections: 1 section for SAT words in which you have to use each of our seven words in context in a sentence or paragraph you compose; 1 section for word parts in which you are given the prefix and you have to write out the definition; 1 section of multiple choice in which you must apply your knowledge of the word part to decode the meaning of new vocabulary words.

4. Plot of Into Thin Air or A Walk in the WoodsIn small groups, students worked to determine the plot structure and theme of the memoir they read using Plot Diagram of complete memoir

5. Vocab practice. We went to the computer lab to study on Quizlet!

HW: Study for vocab test on Friday. Extra credit opportunities +1 for Lesson 1 Sentence Writing Practice, +1 for complete notes on V1 and V2, +2 for making flashcards, +2 for scoring in the top ten on Spacerace or Scatter in the Advanced English 9 group OR +3 for scoring #1 in Spacerace or Scatter in the Advanced English 9 group.

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