Saturday, December 7, 2013

Book Fair, grades, upcoming work

-Go to the Barnes and Noble Book Store Tomorrow, Dec 8.  Money is being raised for the SHS library, so make sure you mention it.  Free gift wrapping available!  Nothing says "I care about my family and I'm also smart enough to get all my Christmas shopping done and wrapped for free while I have a Latte" like buying books at Barnes and Noble.

Grades before Christmas Break:
Thursday Blog Check
the two essay prompts, in the post below. (40 pts).

-Note Check coming up; you will be assessed for all notes for 6,9,10.  15 points.

-Holiday political song coming up; 10 points.  4 verses and a chorus, including government policy, a branch, a person, related to current events.  Specifications to follow.

Grades before end of term (February 4)
-Unit 3 test, 50-60 points, chapters 8,7,11.
-4 more essays before break, rough drafts on blog (20 points)
-Essay quiz;  2 will be chosen. 20 points
-Note check: 7,8,11 10-15 points
-Writing / Publishing Assignments on Blog, 30 points.

Extra Credit Opportunity:  Award will based on your efforts, but usually can raise a grade by 2-3%.  Please don't ask for more than that.  Select a book with me, read book.  Analyze and assess book.  Approximately 750 words. If you want to do this, must select with me by mid January, and turn in on day grades are due.

Links to the assignments requirements are on the right, under assignments.


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