Greetings and Salutations North House!

Today in English class, we started off with 20 minutes of SSR. After that, Mrs. Edwards explained to us the art of revising papers. This way of revising is called “S.T.A.R.” Don’t forget that before you even start revising, always reread! Rereading your work is the most important part, because it allows you to see mistakes you might have missed the first time. Another tip Mrs. Edwards told us was to always have 2 documents: an original document, and one where you edit. Here’s what S.T.A.R. stands for:

S – Substitute

T – Take out/delete

A – Add

R – Rearrange

We also watched a very clever example of a monologue by Taylor Mali that shows how proofreading is a very crucial step in the writing process.

Here is the link for that video:

After all of those, we had the opportunity to work on our revisions. It is due tomorrow night at 8pm.


And here’s what the Game Plan looked like today:

  • SSR
  • Revisions—S.T.A.R
  • Taylor Mali
  • No BLOG or Noredink this week

See you guys later! Oh and by the way, don’t forget your food for the Thanksgiving FEAST. *nomnomnom*

Greetings and Salutations North House!

*Im sorry for forgetting to post yesterday’s(actually November 18′s scribes)

*First blog scribes is actually for November 17, 2014— I was not able to post that one because I was not yet introduced as the blog scribes guy

Today, in English class, we had a substitute. We started off with the usual 20 minutes of SSR, then we had the entire remainder of the block to do our monologue. Don’t forget the minimum word count for it is 250 words, and the maximum is 500(with recitations going up to 2 minutes). Monologues are due at 8 p.m. tonight and peer reviews starting shortly after that. That’s pretty much it besides homework we have for other blocks.

Here’s what our game plan looked today:

  • SSR
  • Work on monologues
  • Upload to by 8pm tonight
  • No blog or noredink this week.

Greetings and Salutations North House!

Today was not very different. We did the usual 20 minutes of SSR, then we had the entire block to do our peer reviews. Everyone gets one review, and it was due in class. Also, we watched another monologue example: “Pretty” be Katie Makkai. Moreover, revisions have to be done in a different color to see the changes. They are due the night of 3rd rotation.

Here’s the link for “Pretty”:

Mrs. Edwards also changed the due date for the monologue of the recitation, everyone now gets more time to practice their monologues because it is due the week after Thanksgiving break! You’ll also get extra credit if you memorize your monologue. For those who do not choose to memorize their monologues, she will be grading harder since they are YOUR words and you get to read it off of paper.

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Pet Peeves
  • P.O.V. revisited
  • Roll the dice activity

Homework: Noredink by tonight @ 8:00

Hello class,
Today we started off English with the usual; 20 minutes of SSR. We then got 30 seconds to write down 3 of our pet peeves and we went around the room sharing one of them and writing down any that we heard and agreed with. Once we shared, Mrs.Edwards rolled a dice and we were given a gender, age, ethnicity and a location and were required to write about any chosen pet peeve in that POV for 3 minutes. After those 3 minutes were up, three students were chosen to share what they had wrote. (This helped us get started with our monologue.)

Our monologue will be said out loud. The word length should be a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 500 words; but remember, we only have 2 minutes to perform it! Our monologues need to be turned into by 8:00 p.m. on Monday. We will be working on these in class on Monday, but if you feel like you need more time, then feel free to work on it over the weekend. Peer reviews will be up and running on Monday at 8:30 and we will be able to work on that in class on Tuesday along with practicing for our monologue.
We will begin performing our monologues on Thursday. It does not have to be memorized, but if we do memorize, it is extra points. If we read off the paper though, Mrs.Edwards expects a flawless performance.
This is a creative writing piece! Not an essay! We can write about something positive if we’d like, but keep in mind that it is harder to be passionate about something positive. Just have fun with it!! We are able to use curse words, but remember, it must be school appropriate!
Have a nice weekend everyone! :)

Game Plan:

  • SSR
  • Read page 854-859 in literature book
    • Sheet one – answer all blue margin questions for both poems
    • Sheet two – do questions 2 & 3 for both poems (page 856 for “My Last Duchess” & page 859 for “Porphyria’s Lover”)

Homework: Noredink by Friday @ 8:00

Hello class,
So today in class we started with our 20 minutes of SSR. We then did a class assignment that required us to read two poems (They are listed in the game plan above.) If we didn’t finish in class, we were either able to turn in what we had for a P, or take it home and finish it for HW for an AE. If you took it home to finish, it is due tomorrow. That is all for today. Have a good rest of your days. :)

Game Plan:

  • SSR & Welcome scribes
  • Admin things
  • Monologue intro
  • Monologue Activity

Homework: NoRedInk due Friday

So today we started off the class with 20 minutes of SSR (Like usual), then we turned in the article and notes we took on obesity. Mrs.Edwards then explained NoRedInk for this week. Preston and Clarisse don’t have to do it, since they scored high on last week’s (Good job to them :) ) as for the rest of us, the topic that we scored the lowest on as a class was commonly misused words, so that is what our NoRedInk assignment will be focusing on this week.

Also, there is a house bin in class with our paper assignments from the beginning of the year until now, and Paul has been eyeing them because he wants to take them in for recycling, so Mrs.Edward’s suggestion was to go through and find all our papers and keep them so that if we ever happen to go on Aeries and see that we have a missing assignment; when we really don’t, we are able to go back and find our “missing assignment” and show her.

We then took out our notebooks and wrote notes on monologue; which will be our next writing piece. For this writing piece we will be performing it. We do not have to memorize our monolog. We can read straight from the paper, but if we do memorize it, it’ll be for extra credit, but more on that later. . .

And also a reminder, there is a food drive!! So if you guys can please donate AT LEAST one can of food for people in need. It’s for a good cause and we really want these people to have a nice Thanksgiving feast!! :D & also no school tomorrow! So enjoy your day off :)

Here are the notes we took in our notebooks today :)

Here are the notes we took in our notebooks today :)

Game Plan:
-Work on peer review(Due at the end of the block)
-Complete reflection
-HW:Blog #10(Optional) Due Friday at 8
-Noredink due by Friday at 8

Today after our usual SSR, Mrs.Edwards gave us time to work on our peer review which was due at 10 am. That basically sums up our block.=)
-Sorry about the late post=(

Game Plan
-Work on persuasive essays

So today we did our usual SSR time then after Mrs. Edwards explained a little bit more about our persuasive essay, then we were allowed the rest of the time to work on our persuasive essays. About 10 minutes before class ended Mrs. Edwards asked the class if more time was needed to finish the essay, the majority needed time so the essays is due today on turnitin at 8pm.

-Also don’t forget the noredink assignment due today at 8
-Also remember that Blog # 10 is optional and due on Friday at 8


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