*A DAILY LOG OF WHAT WENT ON (AND WHAT WAS ASSIGNED) IN THE ENGLISH 7 AND ADVANCED READING CLASSES:
(Missed worksheets are available in the classroom, and textbooks are available for check-out for missed textbook assignments.)
English 7: Today we got new seating charts and got assigned new class jobs. New job-holders were given a few minutes to pass out folders and such. We were also reminded about the due date (Dec. 22) for the Qtr. 2 Reader Response form, along with the due date for the REFLECTIONS contest “Literature” entries (Oct. 31) for those wanting 50 pts. extra credit in English. Then we discussed colons and semicolons, and we did Exercise 8 on p. 781 in the classroom textbook.
English 7: We corrected and handed in Exercise 8 from yesterday. Then we discussed creation myths and their characteristics, and we read a couple examples from Greek mythology, “Prometheus” and “Echo and Narcissus,’” and a couple examples from Native American mythology, “Raven and the Coming of Daylight” and “Strawberries,” from our classroom textbooks.
English 7: Today we got the big 2nd Quarter writing assignment, which is to write an original fictional story (see the current blog post for specific details). The peer review due date for the rough draft is Nov. 6 (50 pts.).
English 7: Since the paper we were assigned yesterday includes the requirement of some dialogue, today we discussed writing dialogue and using quotation marks, etc., correctly, and we did Exercises 13 and 14 on p. 785 in the classroom textbook.