Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Week 8 - Happy Halloween

Welcome back,


This is a short week, but we have a lot to accomplish.


On Tuesday we talked about author's tone and read Lecture to a Missionary by chief Red Jacket. We decided that his speech had a very respectful, formal tone despite sending the message that the missionaries should go home because the tribe wasn't converting.
The text from his speech is available at: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5790/


Wednesday we read The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving. If you missed it and don't have your text book you can still read the full text on line at: http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/wirving/bl-wirving-devil.htm


Thursday we will be working with that story further so catch up on the reading.


Friday we will be working on the drafts of our first news report. Bring articles related to the news topic you chose. I will give you a graphic organizer in class that will help you structure your report and Ms. Caya will show you a resource that will help you with your bibliography.
You may find this link very helpful http://www.citationmachine.net/index.php?source=60&callstyle=2&all=#here


Looking Ahead!

Next week you have a draft due of your first news report on Wednesday 11/7. If you have lost the assignment sheet for your news project you can get another one from your weblocker.


Check your news sources. Sites to try are:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
http://www.signonsandiego.com/
http://www.cnn.com/


CAHSEE NEWS -- Next Wednesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/8 JUNIORS who have not passed the CAHSEE will get to take it again. If you know you have not passed either the English or Math sections please be prepared to take them those days. Also remember that work you miss while taking the CAHSEE should be made up so make arrangements with your teachers for the classes you will miss, probably periods 1-3.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Hi students of Mrs. Robert's class, It was good to see you back this week at school. Last week was a very sad week. I thought it was hard to watch the news and see all the tragedy. I hope you and your families are all safe. I think this blog idea is great. I hope you all leave your comments on how you are doing and how school is going for you. Ms. Samilson