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END of SEMESTER WORD WALL REVIEW  Practice multiple choice quiz and flash cards
 
 
VALUABLE RESOURCES FOR THE ENTIRE FIRST SEMESTER:
 
 
 
 
INTERACTIVE GRAMMAR PRACTICE (FYI:  Most of my quizzes will be copied from this site!!!!!!!!!  Why reinvent the wheel?  Good tests are right here, so I'm begging you to "cheat.")
 
 
SAT Question of the Day (Register to have it emailed to you.  Now is the time to start practicing for the College Boards!!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit 2 - Dreams Deferred (Monster)
 
Because of Hurricane Sandy, dates will change for the project and tests.  The first day we return to school, we will play a Jeopardy review game on Monster.  The Reading Guide will be due the NEXT day when we have the Unit 2 Tests (Monster and Word Wall).
 
 
Library Research (Death Penalty, etc.) - (COPY OF HANDOUT SO YOU CAN USE THE HYPERLINKS) 
BELOW IS A REMINDER OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ON OCTOBER 10 AND 11:

1. Complete research handout.  Due today.  [Copy of handout with hyperlinks at http://mrsdsmith.tripod.com.  Go to Bridge to Lit.  Go to Unit 2. Click Library Research.]  Turn in when done.  Do not let others copy!

2. Respond to Blog #4 at http://maddogsmith.blogspot.com/.  Due by midnight tonight.

3. Check out a copy of Monster to use at home with your reading guide. (This is a project grade!)

4. Review for next grammar quiz.  Go to Unit 2 again.  Click Interactive Grammar Practice.  Take some online quizzes on Fragments and on Comma Splices & Fused Sentences.

5. Tomorrow is the last day I will accept “Bullying” paragraphs for half credit.

 
Interactive Grammar Practice - FYI:  My tests may come from this site, so practice the sections on "Comma Splices and Fused Sentences (run-ons)" and "Parallel Structure."  We are covering both of these in this unit's Do Now's.
 
 
Unit 3:  Influences (The Outsiders)
 
 
 
 
Letter to the Editor (Library assignment Nov 19-20) - Due by November 30.  NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
 
 
Study Guides and Quiz for The Outsiders:
Best Notes (Study Guide)  Great help for your reading guide
The Outsiders (Sparknotes) Take their quiz!
The Outsiders (Study Guide) Take their four quizzes
Online Quiz for The Outsiders  Take this quiz, too
Unit 4 - Influential People (Tuesdays with Morrie) WE'RE DOING THIS UNIT LAST!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Vocabulary Website [Take quizzes on context clues.  Submit to get immediate feedback!  Click "Home" to find additional quizzes on word parts (affixes and roots), synonyms, antonyms, confusing words, dictionary use, etc.]  This site will help you much more than Facebook!!!  Word.
 
Unit 5 - Masks (You Don't Know Me)
 
 
WORD WALL (LIT TERMS FOR SEMESTER) Practice multiple choice quiz and flash cards
 
 
 
Reading Schedule with Chapter Titles (update your RG schedule)
 
Read (most of) the novel online at GoogleBooks - if link doesn't work, go to www.books.google.com and type in the title of the book. Then click BUY EBOOK. You can read most of the chapters for free!
 
 
Extra Credit Opportunity for Unit 5 - Blog topics will be available for this unit.  Some will be for extra credit, but some will be required.  Pay attention.  They will always be listed on the assignment board in class.

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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