This week, we continued to read our novels in class. We also reviewed and analyzed symbolism and name choice in both novels.
This week, we took a reading diagnostic quiz and continued reading our novels. For those reading Fahrenheit 451, we reviewed figurative language terms, identified figurative language in the novel, and analyzed a device of our choice. For those reading The Red Badge of Courage, we reviewed and practiced the difference between connotation and denotation. We also practiced annotating a selection of the novel, paying particular attention to word choice and how it can help communicate meaning when reading a difficult passage. We also reflected on our performance in the 1st 9 weeks.
This week we began reading our novels, Fahrenheit 451 and The Red Badge of Courage. We utilized close reading strategies as we read. often to stop to discuss the novel and check for understanding. Guidance also visited students this week.
SAT 5 for those reading F. 451 and SAT RBC for those reading Red Badge of Courage.
This week, we worked on and presented our background projects for our novels, Fahrenheit 451 and The Red Badge of Courage. We also practiced grammar in preparation for the Root Word/Grammar Test we took this week. Each class began its respective novel this week.
We will take the Root Word/Punctuation Test on Thursday. Please review the study guide handouts I provided you to prepare for this test.
This week, we worked on practicing punctuation (focusing on commas, semicolons, and apostrophes). We also participated in anticipation activities and background discussion for Fahrenheit 451 (periods 5 & 7) and Red Badge of Courage (period 6).