Weekly Update October 24-28
Well folks, it's been a fun weekend, but tomorrow, it's back to work. Luckily, we will be spending tomorrow in my personal favorite room of the school, the library. How lucky we are to be immersed in the endless possibilities of enchantment and adventure that is fiction. Start thinking of what you want to start reading tomorrow.
I've implemented a new system for the Outside Reading Project: EVERY student will fill out a catalog card for their outside reading book. This is to get some more practice with MLA. I will have a resource for you to use tomorrow. If I can remember, I will try to find some index cards, but if I can't find any, I'll have something else.
Starting Tuesday we are going to start reading Renaissance poetry by Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh as we begin to stretch out analytical legs. We are going to be introduced to some new poetic forms and preparing ourselves to write our next big essay.
On the subject of essays, your essays have not been at a level I expect of a high school senior. We are going to need to have a serious crash course in MLA and basic essay writing skills. I gave you the benefit of the doubt on this first essay, but expect to be graded harder on the next one. Plus, some of you have a tone that is much too informal for academic essays. Be expecting a class over essay writing in the near future. They will be the focus until they get better.
On a brighter note, your grades (minus your Early English Evaluation essay) have been submitted for the week, and they are awesome! Your projects were amazing, and I couldn't have asked for a more creative bunch. Keep up the good work in the future.
Can't wait to see you all tomorrow bright and early. Remember, if you have your Outside Reading book that you are bringing from home, bring it with you!