I wanted to give an update of the due dates for upcoming projects and tests. On Tuesday, May 8, we will be having the final test on The Diary of Anne Frank play. Monday we will have the review for the test. On Wednesday, May 9, the questions for Act II will be turned in. The poster project, "Stamp Out Prejudice", will be due May 14. We will be presenting our posters in class. We are fortunate to be viewing the original movie, The Diary of Anne Frank , that was filmed in the late 1950's. It is interesting to see the actual footage of the annex as it once looked during WWII. We only have 15 days left, and I am encouraging all my students to try their best to stay on top of all their assignments and classwork. IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!!!!! :)
posted on: May 04, 2007
We are joining Mrs. Hartnett's first and second period classes each day to act out the play based on the diary. We have some real thespians in our mists!! The students have been given a list of comprehension questions that they complete daily as the play is read aloud. On Friday, April 27, a written response to the movie, Anne Frank Remembered, is due. The essay should be an 8-11 sentence paragraph. It can be typed or hand-written. Our major project, Stamp Out Prejudice poster, will be due May 14. The literature books can be checked out each day if your child wishes to reread sections of the play or if they are absent.
posted on: April 26, 2007
From Jan. 15-Jan. 26, we will be studying the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. We be analyzing the speech's metaphoric language and use of vocabulary as well as the events of the era. Alice Walker's "Choice" will also be read orally and discussed. A vocabulary and essential questions quiz will be given on Wednesday. We will also be illustrating different passages with our own visual interpretations of King's use of metaphoric language. Our grammar unit on pronouns will begin January 29 in preparation for the CRCT.
posted on: January 19, 2007
We have been studying the biography of Edgar Allan Poe, and how his personal tragedies have influenced his literary pieces. The students have really enjoyed our most recent Poe classic, "The Tell-Tale Heart"! We have been analyzing the story by utilizing the vocabulary in descriptive sentences and have been completing the mystery criteria handouts. Next Tuesday, Oct. 31, our Poe projects are due. Your child has a copy of the requirements. I am looking forward to some outstanding projects!! Tomorrow, we will also be reading "The Black Cat", and comparing and contrasting the two short stories.
posted on: October 24, 2006