Homework Assigned By: Byron Etchegary


February 26, 2019
English
Room: HR 9 -7

Finish typing good copy of researched speeches and practice reading at home. Presentations to begin on Wednesday!


English
Room: HR 9 -2

Finish typing good copy of researched speeches and practice reading out loud at home. Presentations to begin on Thursday!


February 11, 2019
English
Room: HR 9 -7

Students are reminded that one more class will be allotted for research for their argumantative/persuasive essay. All students should now have a minimum of three websites (sources) with jot notes for their speech essay and should be finishing the research by end of tomorrow's class and begin writing rough copy.


English
Room: HR 9 -2

Students are reminded that one more class will be allotted for research for their argumantative/persuasive essay. All students should now have a minimum of three websites (sources) with jot notes for their speech essay and should be finishing the research by end of tomorrow's class and begin writing rough copy.


February 4, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -4

PARENTS/GUARDIANS: PLEASE SEE YOUR SON/DAUGHTER'S LETTER REGARDING THEIR TURNING POINTS TOPIC! PLEASE RETURN IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES!


January 9, 2019
English
Room: HR 9 -7

Novel: After The War
-read chapters 5-8 (up to end of chapter 8) for Friday`s class.


January 8, 2019
English
Room: HR 9 -2

After The War novel:
- read chapters 5 to 8 (up to end of chapter 8) for this Thursday's class (January 10th, 2019)


January 7, 2019
Art
Room: HR 7 -1

Read novel After The War up to end of Chapter 4 for tomorrow`s class!


December 19, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -4

Students were given Spelling Bee List # 1 for a spelling test on Wednesday, January 9th. Study words for spelling bee test # 1 on Jan 9th.


November 30, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -2

Finish questions on the article 'Daredevil' on p. 54-57 of the Literacy Textbook: questions # 1, 3, 4 & 6. These are short answer questions that can be answered in 4 to five sentences (one short paragraph for each answer).


November 6, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -4

Scaredy Squirrel, p.202 in Nelson Literacy

Read the story, Scaredy Squirrel and answer the following question.

Proper Answer format: Answer the following question using RACES answer format:

1. What is the theme of the story? Explain how the story develops the theme.


English
Room: HR 8 -4

Students are to finish answering questions on the short story we started on Friday (see Friday's homework).


November 2, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -2

After reading Liam O'Flaherty's Short Story 'The Sniper', answer one of the following questions using RACES format:

1. Explain the main conflict in the story using RACES format. Remember to include who is involved in the conflict, how it is developed, and whether or not it is resolved at the end.

OR

2. Setting is the time, place, and circumstances of a story. In “The Sniper”, setting is very important to developing the conflict in the story. Explain how the setting affects the conflict using RACES format.

RACES FORMAT:

1. Re-state question (include title, author and term being discussed)
2. Answer all parts
3. Define term
4. Explanation
5. Cite evidence (Quote for support)
6. Explain what the evidence / quote supports
7. Summary sentence


November 1, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -2

Read 'The Sniper' by Liam O'Flaherty. All students were given a paper copy of the story today before leaving. We will be discussing the story tomorrow and answering questions (to be finished for homework over the weekend).


October 29, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -2

FINISH 'LATHER AND NOTHING ELSE' REPRESENTING ASSIGNMENT:

After reading the story “Lather and Nothing Else on page 152, decide on what the main events were in
the story.

Then, create a comic version of the main events using the template provided. Your comic strip will be
approximately 6 frames in length.

When creating your comic, think about the angles you can use for the scenes. Consider how color
choice can help to create emphasis, mood, etc. How can these techniques help to create suspense in
your comic?

Be sure to include the thoughts of the barbour where appropriate.

The following will be considered when evaluating the comic:
- Visuals – detailed, represent the main events
- Color – fully colored, effective, neatly colored
- Techniques – variety of visual techniques used to create suspense / mood
- Captions – captions and speech bubbles used effectively to detail the main events


October 24, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -7

“LATHER AND NOTHING ELSE” BY HERNANDO TÉLLEZ

NELSON LITERACY, P. 152

For homework, answer one of the following questions:

1. What is the point of view used in the story? Why is it effective? (see definition of Point of View below)


2. Describe the conflict in the story? Include how it developed and how/if it was resolved (use RACES)

Definition of Point of View:

First person is used when the main character is telling the story. This is the kind that uses the 'I' narrator. As a reader, you can only experience the story through this person's eyes. So you won't know anything about the people or events that this character hasn't personally experienced.

Third person POV is used when your narrator is not a character in the story. Third person uses the 'he/she/it' narrator and it is the most commonly used POV in writing.


October 19, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -4

“The Fog Horn”
by Ray Bradbury

Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Answer using proper answer format when the question asks.

1. Atmosphere is a type of feeling that readers get from a narrative, based on details such as setting, background, objects, and foreshadowing. In literary works, atmosphere refers to emotions or feelings an author conveys to his readers through description of objects and settings, such as in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter tales, in which she spins a whimsical and enthralling atmosphere. Bear in mind that atmosphere may vary throughout a literary piece. Describe the atmosphere in the beginning of the story “The Fog Horn” by Ray Bradbury by using examples from the first page of the story.


2. What did the creature in the story look like?


3. Explain a text-to-text connection by comparing this creature to another one you have seen or read about. Use RACES format


4. Setting in a story means the time, place and situation that the ?characters are in. Explain the setting in “The Fog Horn” using RACES format.










October 16, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -2

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school October 17 for a class of silent reading and their independent book assessment will be this Thursday, October 19th.


English
Room: HR 8 -2

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school on Wednesday, October 17 for a class of silent reading and their independent book assessment (Book check) will be this Thursday, October 18th.


October 15, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -4

Written Response Questions on the short story 'Fear' by Budge Wilson:

1. What type of conflict is in the story? Answer in RACES format.


2. What was the theme in the story? Answer in RACES format.


3. Make a connection with the story (either text-to-self or text-to-text) using RACES format?


Answer Format (RACES)

1.Re-state the stem of question in topic sentence. Include: genre, title, author, term being discussed

2. Answer all parts of the question.
Include: definition of term and full explanation

3.Cite evidence to support your answer (quote).

4. Explain and elaborate how evidence supports your answer.

5. Summary Statement (closing sentence).


English
Room: HR 9 -2

Reminder:
Book Check # 1 this Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Reminder:
Unseen Short Story Test this Friday, October 19th, 2018.


English
Room: HR 9 -7

Reminder:
Book Check # 1 this Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Reminder:
Unseen Short Story Test this Friday, October 19th, 2018.


English
Room: HR 8 -2

From the Ashes of My Dreams (Homegrown, p. 51)

Questions: to be finished for homework!!!

1. In four sentences, summarize what the anecdote is about.

2. Pick out words and sentences (diction) that details the accident and Ed’s life
(Details of accident)

3. Find examples from the story that expressed the following emotion:
Sadness
guilt
Excitement
hope

4. Use your summary to develop a news-reporting script OR an interview (at least 5 questions/answers) with Ed Smith. This will answer the 5w’s and h (who, what, when, where, why and how). Beware: you may be asked to read your script/ interview in front of the class!


October 12, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -4

Finish reading the short story 'Fear' by Budge Wilson (p. 188, Nelson Literacy Text Book) and answer the following question:

1. Summarizing: If you were telling a friend about this story, how would you summarize it in a paragraph (not more than 5 or 6 sentences) ?


English
Room: HR 9 -7

Finish homework assigned on Thursday!


English
Room: HR 9 -2

Finish homework assigned on Thursday!


October 11, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -7

Finish questions on Poem 'This was my Brother' by Mona Gould:

1. What descriptive words or phrases helped you to visualize the brother? Describe the brother and what has happened to him.

2. The poem repeats the phrase “This was my brother” often in the poem. Why was the repetition used?

3. Find an example of personification in the poem. Describe what is being personified and its effectiveness. Use Long Answer format

4. Find and explain two examples of similes in the poem.


English
Room: HR 9 -2

Finish questions on Poem 'This was my Brother' by Mona Gould:

1. What descriptive words or phrases helped you to visualize the brother? Describe the brother and what has happened to him.

2. The poem repeats the phrase “This was my brother” often in the poem. Why was the repetition used?

3. Find an example of personification in the poem. Describe what is being personified and its effectiveness. Use Long Answer format

4. Find and explain two examples of similes in the poem.


September 26, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -2

In-class reading of William R. Scott's short story 'Stainless Steele'. Will finish reading story on Thursday. Reflect on the main character Stainless and whether or not he will succeed in track and field!


September 25, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -2

Finish questions 1-5 on short story 'Not Ever Again' by Karleen Bradford. Uses RACES format to answer questions 1, 3, 4 & 5.


September 24, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -2

Finish three questions on the non-fiction account 'Going it Alone'- conflict, theme & connection!