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January 16, 2019

English 11A:

Students will prove their knowledge of Into Thin Air.  They will also review the important parts of the plot, characters, setting, and themes.

English 11B:

Students will finish their Macbeth Essay Organizer.  Students will practice pre-writing strategies on the SAT.

  • We continued the Macbeth essay
  • We also did a quick primer on how to pre-write for the SAT
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January 15, 2019

English 11A:

Students will finish Into Thin Air.  Students will begin SAT-style writing.

  • We took some notes
  • We read Ch. 21
  • We did an SAT-style writing prompt connected to Into Thin Air
  • We read the Epilogue

English 11B:

Students will finish evidence and quotes on their Macbeth essays

  • We went through the “evidence” portion of the Macbeth Essay Organizer
  • If it’s not done today, it’s homework

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January 14, 2019

English 11A:

Students will recognize patterns in SAT-style writing.

  • We read Ch. 19 of Into Thin Air
  • Then we did an SAT activity
  • Then we read Ch. 20

English 11B:

Students will recognize patterns in SAT-style writing.  Students will continue their Macbeth essay.

  • We did an SAT activity
  • We worked on explanations of quotes on the Macbeth Essay Organizer
  • I’ll talk about introductions tomorrow

Assignments 1/11

January 11, 2019

English 11A:

Students will discover patterns in SAT-style writing

  • We read Ch. 18 of Into Thin Air
  • We watched a short film about morality of the mountain
  • We read and discussed patterns in SAT-style writing

English 11B:

Students will complete their quotes for the Macbeth essay

  • We finished finding quotes in Macbeth
  • We started working on rationale of the quotes
  • We read and discussed patterns in SAT-style writing

Assignments 1/10

January 10, 2019

English 11A:

Students will review chapters 12-17 of Into Thin Air.  Students will identify differences in fact vs. fiction.

  • We finished Ch. 17
  • We answered all the corresponding questions on the Guided Reading
  • We watched the corresponding movie version of these events

English 11B:

Students will begin finding proof for their theses

  • Anyone without an approved thesis finished
  • We started finding quotes to prove the points of the thesis

Assignments 1/9

January 9, 2019

English 11A:

Students will review the plot of Into Thin Air and focus on themes of the book

English 11B:

Students will review Macbeth and choose their essay assignment.

  • We finished watching a version of Macbeth
  • Everyone did their theses on the Macbeth essay assignment
  • Tomorrow we’ll start to work on finding quotes

Assignments 1/8

January 8, 2019

English 11A:

Students will review the plot of Into Thin Air and focus on themes of the book

  • We took some notes
  • We read Ch. 15
  • We read Ch. 16
  • We answered the corresponding questions on the Guided Reading
  • Quiz tomorrow

English 11B:

Students will review Macbeth and choose their essay assignment.

  • Everyone got a copy of the Macbeth essay assignment
  • We watched a version of the play
  • I pointed out various scenes one could use for each of the essay choices