February 15, 2018

Homework for February 16

Public Speaking: We'll work more to introduce Student Congress tomorrow AND finish your impromptu speeches to work on verbal interrupters.

English II: Vocabulary Unit 3 quiz is tomorrow. Make sure you have your definitions and sentences done. You'll also write Journal #10 tomorrow, so be sure you have #6-9 finished. The final draft of your creation story is due February 21.

February 14, 2018

Homework for February 15

Public Speaking: No new homework. Nice job with your persuasive speeches and class discussions.

English II: Journals 6-10 will be collected Friday. Make sure you have 6-9 finished before then. At the end of class Thursday, you'll turn in your first draft of your creation story. Vocabulary quiz #3 will be Friday, too.

February 13, 2018

Homework for February 14

Public Speaking: Tomorrow should be the last day of formal persuasive speeches. You've done a nice job so far with speeches and class discussion.

English II: Keep brainstorming for your creation story. First draft will be due Thursday. Final draft, typed, will be due February 21. If you need to make up quizzes (check PowerSchool!), make arrangements to meet me before school, after school, or at lunch.

February 8, 2018

Predictions for UNC-Duke

Here are the predictions for tonight's game that we made in class today.

Homework for February 9

Public Speaking: Thanks for your understanding for today's scheduling confusion. We're good to go for research and computer time tomorrow. Your formal persuasive speeches will begin Monday, February 12.

English II: No new homework. If you didn't turn in vocabulary notes for unit 2 today, please turn them in tomorrow. You'll finish your creation story chart tomorrow in class.

February 7, 2018

Homework for February 8

Public Speaking: Tomorrow will be your last day to prepare formal persuasive speeches for your policy or rule changes. Share your outline with matthew_smith@dpsnc.net any time before you deliver your speech Friday.

English II: You have your second vocabulary quiz tomorrow. Study Unit 2 vocabulary and bring your definitions and sentences to class. You'll turn in your vocabulary notes after you take your quiz. If your literary terms still aren't complete, turn them in for credit ASAP.

February 6, 2018

Homework for February 7

Public Speaking: Tomorrow, you'll research and write your formal persuasive speech on a policy, law, or rule that needs to change.

English II: Finish the creation stories chart on the Chinese creation story if you didn't in class.Your next vocabulary quiz will be Thursday. You should have definitions and sentences for 2.1-2.4 in your notebook.

February 5, 2018

Homework for February 6

Public Speaking: Tomorrow, you'll deliver an informal persuasive speech in which you recommend or endorse an existing product or service. You'll receive full credit for persuasive speeches between 20 and 40 seconds. Also, start thinking about a rule, policy, or law that you would like to change. You'll work on a formal persuasive speech Wednesday and Thursday.

English II: If you didn't finish your plot analysis in class, finish it for homework. If you need to watch the film again, here it is in low quality (I didn't upload it).

February 4, 2018

Homework for February 5

Public Speaking: We'll discuss persuasive techniques from the Super Bowl broadcast in class tomorrow. You'll choose a product or service to persuade us to use, too. Start thinking of those now.

English II: If you didn't turn in journals 1-5 on Friday, you may turn them in for 80% credit on Monday. See previous posts for the topics.


February 1, 2018

Homework for February 2

Public Speaking: If you didn't today, you'll deliver your "I think, I think, I think" speech tomorrow in class AND register for next semester's classes.

English II: Tomorrow you'll write journal #5 and turn in journals 1-5. Your literary terms list, with definitions and examples, will be due at the end of tomorrow's class.