English 10 February 1 5

Monday, February 1

  • Syllabus and classroom procedures and expectations
  • Icebreaker activity: Classmate Bingo
  • ID Card Activity: create a mind-map of yourself on a large index card to introduce yourself to your classmates. This is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2

  • Parallel structure — what is it?
  • Draft what you want to say to the class about your ID cards. Write at least one sentence using parallel structure. Write these comments on the back of your ID cards.

- Present to the class. Turn these in today!
- MCA Prep: “Arnold Schwarzenegger”
- Facebook posts, in parallel structure. Working in groups of two or three, complete the handout by the end of the hour.

Wednesday, February 3

  • Focused Free Write:
    • What is Beauty?
    • How do you know?
    • Is beauty important? Why or why not?
    • In what ways does our society make us feel that we are ugly?
  • Introduction to creative non-fiction, memoir, and personal narrative.
  • Read an excerpt from Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy and discuss in small and then the large group.
  • Capital letters — can you identify all fourteen instances that require capital letters?

Remember: OLPA testing tomorrow and Friday

Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5

OLPA Testing in the English Computer Lab

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