Friday, November 14, 2008

Homework due on Monday

Read for 12 steps
Visit to and make sure you are good media analyst!
Write a fundraising letter including:
-What’s special about us?
-Why Vermont? Why Middlebury College?
-What are we going to do after the trip?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


DEFINITION: Characterization is the method used by a writer to develop a character. The method includes (1) showing the character's appearance, (2) displaying the character's actions, (3) revealing the character's thoughts, (4) letting the character speak, and (5) getting the reactions of others.

When thinking about who a character is, think about the following:
physical characteristics (or lack thereof),
interaction with other characters,
interaction with his or her environment,
internal thoughts and/or philosophical outlook,
revelations about his or her past, and
dialect or way of speaking.

Authors make specific choices about their characters to send a certain message about who their character is. As you read your books, think about all elements that make your characters who they are.

Homework due on Friday, November 14

Finish the class work you did not finish in class
Do HW Sheet #47

ELA: Read for 4 steps

Mrs. Beyer will be coming to school tomorrow! Make sure you have on your uniform and arrive to school on time, which are expectations I have for you daily anyway.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Homework due on Wednesday, 11/12

Tomorrow, you have the day off to celebrate Veteran's Day.

Math: None

Read for 8 steps
Write your 2-page poem for Mr. Crum. Write about something provocative. You could write about the elections, your neighborhood, whatever that inspires you.
Write a 2-page essay, skipping lines, about what makes you anxious for high school.