Friday, January 11, 2019


Lit 7 - Due Tuesday, 1/15 - Proofreading page 73, top and bottom.
Lit 6 - Thursday, 1/24 - nonfiction vocab test on humorous commentary - anecdote.
Proofreading, page 29, due Monday, 1/14.
Lit 7 - Thursday, 1/31 - drama vocab on costuming - flash-pot.s:

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Lit 6: Due Monday, 1/14, proofreading page 29, top and bottom.

Lit 6 - Thursday, 1/24 - nonfiction vocab test on humorous commentary - anecdote.
Lit 7 - Thursday, 1/31 - drama vocab on costuming - flash-pot.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Lit 7 - Thursday, 1/31. drama vocab test: costuming - flash-pot.

Costuming: The way the characters are dressed. Can be used to create mood, illusion, and set the piece in a particular time.
Plot: What happens in the story, may not be sequential. Has to hold the audience’s attention, visually interesting.
Theme: A universal truth about people – the things they do, the way they are, that can be applied to your life. Not a dippy moral.
Infer: A reasonable conclusion one can draw from facts or evidence given.
Aside: A character speaks directly to the audience. Through asides, characters in a play reveal directly to the audience their thoughts or other characters’ thoughts. Usually delivered in confidence pretending that other characters cannot hear.
Nota Bene, N.B.: Note well. Used to call attention to something important.
Flash-pot: A device that creates a burst of fire and smoke that creates a magical effect.

Monday, January 7, 2019


Lit 6 Reminder: Thursday, 1/24, nonfiction vocab test on humorous commentary - anecdote.

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Lit 6 - Thursday, 1/24, nonfiction vocab test on humorous commentary - anecdote.

Humorous commentary: Writing that contains amusing personal observations or opinions to help readers look at life a little less seriously.
Analytical essay: A short nonfiction composition that breaks down a big idea into parts. Helps the reader understand how the parts fit together and what they mean as a whole.
Tribute: A literary expression of gratitude or admiration to honor a special person. Describes a person’s traits.
Facts: Statements that can be proved true with reliable sources. Can be verified.
Opinions: Beliefs or judgments. Not subject to verification.
Character traits: The qualities that make a person, or even an animal, an individual.
Memoir: A biographical piece usually written by a relative or personal friend of the subject. Can be one person’s recollection or based on interviews and anecdotes of several people.
Anecdote: Brief story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Lit 6 - Thursday, 1/3, journal check. Students should have 6 entries. I went over them today in class.
English 7 - Thursday, 1/3, Test on classifying sentences according to use: Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, or Exclamatory.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


English 8 - Thursday, 12/20 - test on classifying sentences according to use.