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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:

2nd Hour:

4th Hour:

7th Hour:

8th Hour:

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)


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.

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 had a little quiz on yesterday’s poem, Billy Collin’s “An Introduction to Poetry”. A set of Creative Poetry Tasks was also assigned! Creative Poetry Tasks are longer-term assignments that are more about you creatively engaging with the reading and making your own conclusions rather than right-or-wrong answers. These first are due Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

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.