Week of August 21 – Solar MADness

Here’s an overview of what’s in this week’s newsletter:

  • General Announcements
  • Pre-AP Agenda
  • Regular Agenda
  • This week’s vocabulary
  • Links to Important Resources

General Announcements

Monday, August 21, will be a SKILLS day. Students were given copies of the SKILLS day assignment sheet in sixth period. Please complete at least TWO assignments and return the sheet to your homeroom teacher on Tuesday, August 22. Failure to do so will result in being marked absent from school on August 21.

The class Quizlet links are as follows:

Pre-AP: https://quizlet.com/join/jsGdSywpP

Regular: https://quizlet.com/join/M5kQSMYgg

Pre-AP Agenda

Monday 8/21 – SKILLS DAY

Tuesday 8/22 – Grammar notes & instruction. See Google Classroom for copies of materials.

Wednesday 8/23 – Grammar notes & instruction. See Google Classroom for copies of materials.

Thursday 8/24 – Grammar notes & instruction. See Google Classroom for copies of materials.

Friday 8/25 – Review time for quiz. Bell ringer/vocabulary QUIZ. Grammar QUIZ (note: if necessary, this may be pushed to Monday. We will see how things go Tuesday-Thursday).

Regular English Agenda

Monday 8/21 – SKILLS Day

Tuesday 8/22 – Bell ringer (grammar). Complete Close Reader worksheet for “The Wife’s Story”.

Wednesday 8/23 – Bell ringer (idioms). Slideshow (notes over Mood & Tone). Read “The Lottery”, answer questions.

Thursday 8/24 – Bell ringer (allusions). Review for vocabulary quiz. Introduction to dialectical journaling, dialectical journal of “The Lottery”.

Friday 8/25 – Time to review for vocabulary quiz; vocabulary quiz. Sample plot diagram. Read “The Necklace”.

Vocabulary of the Week

Pre-AP list and Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_3les7p

  1. Acumen
  2. Adamant
  3. Admonish
  4. Adumbrate
  5. Adverse
  6. Advocate
  7. Affluent
  8. Aggrandize
  9. Alacrity
  10. Alias

This week’s prefixes:

  • Act, Ag – to do, to act, to drive

Regular list and Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_3m00i4

  1. Profusely
  2. Defiantly
  3. Petulantly
  4. Keenly
  5. Antechamber
  6. Oriental
  7. Caste
  8. Anguish
  9. Dictation
  10. Imitation

Links to Important Resources

Google Classroom will be utilized heavily this year. Parents who wish to receive view-only rights may e-mail me.

Remind text messaging is also beneficial. To join remind, simply text the appropriate join code to 81010. Standard messaging rates apply.

  • Pre-AP Students – @2017pre
  • Regular Students – @eng2msc
  • Parent Contact – @mscparent
  • MNHHS Students – @mnhhss

Supply list for BOTH English classes:

  1. One two-pocket folder
  2. A  three-ring binder, no smaller than one inch *I recommend 1 1/2 to 2 inches
  3. One set of section dividers for three ring binder
  4. Multi-pack of highlighters (at least four different colors—preferably five)
  5. Pens, pencils, & notebook paper
  6. Colored Pencils

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