2-3 English 8


Thursday, November 16th, 2017: Thank you so much for your fantastic stories! Can’t wait to read them. A special thank you to the volunteers who read their stories out loud today. If your reading card isn’t in the box already, make sure to drop it off before you go home for the weekend tomorrow. See you on Monday!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017: Great work on your open binder grammar test everyone! Can’t wait to read your curious stories next class!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017: Check your answers here: englishwithliao.wikispaces.com. See you for our open binder grammar test next class!

Monday, November 6th, 2017: Remember, YOU have the final say about whether you accept your peers’ corrections or not. Thanks for all your hard work today, everyone.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017: Were you away today? We had a DIALOGUE QUIZ and reviewed how to write dialogue correctly. When you are back at school, you can schedule a time to write this quiz. We also received our in-class paragraphs. We revised and rewrote our in-class paragraphs to learn from our mistakes. ROUGH COPY OF YOUR SHORT STORY DUE NEXT CLASS!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017: Were you away today? We learned the fine details of our short story assignment, reviewed writing dialogue (quiz next class), and went to the library. See you next class!

Friday, October 27th, 2017: Thank you to Ms. DeYoung and Ted for coming to see us today! Don’t forget to have some planning and ideas down on paper for Tuesday – this will be checked. Also, bring your GoCard! We’ll be going to the library to see some new books.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017: Hope you found today’s story curious. No homework for next class, but remember to have evidence of curious story planning (whether you use the handout or not) for October 31st. Also, bring your GoCard on October 31st as we will be going to the library.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017: Plan your own short story on today’s planning sheet (focus: SOMETHING CURIOUS). This is due on October 31st.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017: Were you away today? We checked answers to Lesson 26 and 27 and read “Faces” by Dennis Hamley, focusing on SOMETHING CURIOUS! Extra stories are on the shelf in the classroom. NO HOMEWORK!

Monday, October 16th, 2017: Hooray! You finished your first in-class write! For next class, finish today’s worksheet (Lesson 26 and 27). See you on Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017: Next class will be the LAST DAY to work on our in-class paragraph. You will have practically the entire period to write this one paragraph. To prepare, you can review the story, review our parts of a paragraph, and brainstorm evidence that you can use. You will have access to the story, parts of a paragraph, a dictionary, and a thesaurus.

Thursday, October 5th, 2017: Good work today! We’ll continue with our in-class paragraphs next class. (Here’s the story if you want to read it again: “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” by Martha Brooks.)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017: For homework, finish reading today’s story, “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” by Martha Brooks (click here). Be ready for an open book quiz next class!

Friday, September 29th, 2017: Good work, everyone. Were you away today? We checked answers for our homework (get the answers from someone!) Students are REWRITING their character trait paragraphs, using all that we have learned about paragraphs. You can access the story here: http://aashley.weebly.com/uploads/4/3/8/2/4382474/side_bet_short_story.pdf. For expanded and enhanced notes on what we discussed today, check out englishwithliao.wikispaces.com.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017: Were you away today? We checked answers for our homework (get the answers from someone!) and looked at our “Side Bet” paragraphs. For homework, finish Lesson 20 on independent and subordinate clauses. Thank you for your hard work today!

Monday, September 25th, 2017: I’m sorry that I was away today, everyone. Were you away today? Students learned about Parts of Speech (there is a worksheet in the classroom). Also, for homework, students are completing a worksheet about sentences that is due on Wednesday (Lesson 11 and 12). See you on Wednesday!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017: Were you away today? Students handed in their homework today, and we went to the library. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017: Well done, everyone!  For next class, write one paragraph discussing ONE of the man’s character traits (your choice of character trait). This needs to be a ROUGH DRAFT ONLY. It may be handwritten or typed – you can write it underneath your chart from today, if you want (the chart is NOT homework). Due on Thursday, September 20th. If you need to access the story again, you can find it here: http://aashley.weebly.com/uploads/4/3/8/2/4382474/side_bet_short_story.pdf. If you want to see today’s chart, it’s here: englishwithliao.wikispaces.com

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017: Were you away today? We discussed plagiarism, and students received a Plagiarism Contract that they will get signed by a parent/guardian by the end of September. There are extras on the shelf here in the classroom. Also, we started reading a story, called “Side Bet.” If you were away, you can read the story opening at englishwithliao.wikispaces.com. SEE YOU ON THURSDAY!

Also, here are the links to the websites that I showed you today:

Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Citation Machine – MLA Format

Monday, September 11th, 2017: See you on Wednesday! We will finish talking about plagiarism before delving into our first short story. Don’t forget to bring your silent reading book!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017: It was so nice to meet you today! Please bring a silent reading book next class!