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It has been a veritable whirlwind this week as well as last but we are nearing the end sooner rather than later.

Here is the powerpoint I used to help write the “bones” of your paper. Please use it over the weekend if you need assistance!

Welp! I’m still sick… which is not where I thought I’d be… Luckily, I have some back-up stuff for you!

  1. I’m not at campus so I can’t accept your Creative Poetry Tasks YET. If you need to submit Option 3 here are the links to Flipgrid (you must use your school email to login):

1st Hour: https://flipgrid.com/06ok3m

2nd Hour: https://flipgrid.com/42cce6

4th Hour: https://flipgrid.com/9de474

7th Hour: https://flipgrid.com/arenas4463

8th Hour: https://flipgrid.com/01ca78

2. You need to have a short story selected and read BY WEDNESDAY. No exceptions! I haven’t been there so you should be working on something, I’ll assume it was the short story project. The first task, “Short Story Theme Bingo”: will be due. on Wednesday…

The link to submit your story choices: 3rd Quarter Reading Project: Short Story Selection Turn-in

The options to find your story are below, do not spend today idling… I may be sick but like any good monster, I. will. be. back.

Very Short Stories for Middle and High School Students to Read Online

160 Great Short Stories

Short Stories for High School

Best Short Stories and Collections Everyone Should Read

Short Stories by David Bowles (chicano fantasy and science fiction)

10 SHORT STORIES BY FANTASTIC WRITERS OF COLOR

Free Speculative Fiction Online (free science fiction and fantasy)

Work on your creative poetry tasks, your short story project, and finishing anything for Everyday Use.

Lot of stuff to cover for today! Here goes:

First, we have the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. I will include resources below as well as what we read and did in class.

The audiobook: https://youtu.be/AvuFHGKkmMM

A scene from Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”: https://youtu.be/4ZWQ4TB5XKI

Second, 3rd Quarter Reading Project: Short Stories… let’s just call it “The Reading Project” from this point… You should select your story no later than Tuesday, 28th of January 2020 by the end of the day.

3rd Quarter Reading Project: Short Story Selection Turn-in

I also figured you may be missing your short story… so here are some suggestions!

Very Short Stories for Middle and High School Students to Read Online

160 Great Short Stories

Short Stories for High School

Best Short Stories and Collections Everyone Should Read

Short Stories by David Bowles (chicano fantasy and science fiction)

10 SHORT STORIES BY FANTASTIC WRITERS OF COLOR

Free Speculative Fiction Online (free science fiction and fantasy)

We reviewed TPCASTT reading while discussing Robert Frost and two of his works. In addition, the new creative poetry tasks were assigned. Finally, the Short Story Project was handed out. Hope you found a story for Monday/Tuesday!

Not a lot to tell for class I’m afraid! Today was the first real assignment on No Red Ink: Vague Pronouns. It’s due by Friday, 24th of January at 3:30pm!

Timed Writing today! We are going over A&P, make sure you have your highlighters (green, pink, and yellow), a writing utensil (pencil or black/blue pen), as well as the Inferences and the Short Story Bingo practice handouts.

Prompt: In the short story “A&P,” what comment does Updike (the author), through the character of Sammy, make about society?

Last review of the short story “A&P” by John Updike. In fact, here is one last practice handout to help prepare for the first timed writing of the quarter.

Today is No Red Ink Day! Please log in and complete BOTH diagnostics, please. These diagnostics are designed to set the system to your difficulty and allow you to demonstrate proficiency ahead of your assignments.

Here is the link to turn in your Introduction to Poetry IMAGES assignment.

Please make sure that you are enrolled in the right class on No Red Ink by going to “My Classes” from the menu on the top right of the screen, it’s where your name is. Class codes by period are below, enter in the correct class code if necessary and click “Leave Class” to remove the incorrect class period.

NRI Codes by hour:

1st: green bead 26

2nd: curved owl 56

4th: past tree 31

7th: slim bean 32

8th: fancy basket 41

Computer’s down! No new news…

We started the week on a strong foot and jumped right into it! We are diving further into Identity and The Self by looking at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Also, to round out the class period we read and discussed the short story “A&P” by John Updike.