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Category Archives: Class Work

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!

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:

A scene from Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”:

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)


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?

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

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.

Here is the start of our Poetry Unit! We will be looking at a poem about looking at a poem using a system created to look at poems… poem.

Monday and Tuesday we learned about the concepts of “Self” & “Identity”, I have included the PowerPoint below. In addition, we discussed the idea of “The Watcher at The Gates”, an essay from Gail Godwin on our inner critical voice.