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LA 10 (skills) 5/28/13

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Today we (hopefully) finished book talks and after that I handed out the review guide for the final exam. I will provide everyone with class time tomorrow to work on that, then we will review Jeopardy style on Thursday.

Final exam schedule:



PERIOD 1                              7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

PERIOD 2                               8:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

    PERIOD 3                               10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Lunch will be served 11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.


   PERIOD 4                              12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.




PERIOD 5                              8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

PERIOD 6                              9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

PERIOD 7                              11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

PERIOD 8                              1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


No lunch served Monday


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May 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

LA 10 (skills) 5/17/13

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Today we started with the final SSR of the week. I checked to make sure people were far enough in their books before green lighting or scrapping the book presentation project.

Next in 4th hour we took a quiz over “The Lottery,” which we read in small groups yesterday.

In other classes we read this article about multi-tasking and I asked you to think of 5 reasons from the article why having your phone out during school is a bad idea. (There will be a similar question from this article on the final, so if you were absent today you’ll need to make sure to read it and take notes.)

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May 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

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LA 10 skills 5/15/13

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We started today with SSR. Then we finished “Searching for summer and then worked on the questions (book questions 1-3, 5, 8-10). After completing those I handed out a dystopia creative writing and drawing assignment which we will work on for the next couple of days.

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May 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

LA 10 (skills) 5/14/13

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Today we began with SSR. Next we finished our work with “Searching for Summer” and afterwards I handed out a creative writing/drawing assignment where you will create your own dystopia, draw a picture of it, and write three paragraphs about why the world is so bad on the back. I will give you all class tomorrow to wrap up that assignment.

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May 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

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LA 10 (skills) 5/13/13

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Today we started with SSR so I could check and see the progress that people were making on their books as we head into the final week before everyone should be ready for book talks.

Afterwards we either began or continued our work with “Searching for Summer.” I hope to conclude our work with that story tomorrow.

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May 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

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LA 10 skills 5/10/13

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Today we started with SSR.

Next we moved onto a discussion of utopias and dystopias, where I asked you to get into small groups and generate ideas of what would make a society a utopia or a dystopia.

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May 10, 2013 at 7:44 am

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LA 10 skills 5/9/13

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Today we began with some work time (30 minutes) so you had a chance to finish the story “The Possibility of Evil.” Following the work time I collected any finished work from the book. Any work not turned in today is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.

We then had a discussion about the story and how Miss Strangeworth’s behavior still exists today.

If there was time after that discussion we moved on to a discussion about a utopia contrasted with a dystopia, which will help us prepare to read our next story, “Searching for Summer.”

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May 9, 2013 at 8:25 am