June 4 - 8, 2012
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Monday – Complete the punctuation blanks on p. 2 and p. 4 of the Don Marquis poetry handout. It’s a good introduction to a writer whose work will be part of your final examination that will begin Wednesday. (+ +)
Tuesday –You have studied four major works this year, and all four authors used their stories to express a theme about life (were trying to show ways that humans could improve or evolve). Which two authors did the best jobs of showing their themes? In your notebook, list the titles and authors of the two works that you could most successfully use to answer that question. List the lessons that each of those two authors presented; also list the details from the stories (events) that you could use as evidence of those lessons. (+ +) This writing will be at the end of your final exam, and it starts tomorrow.
Wednesday – You will use the next series of classes to complete your ELA 9 final Examination, so there is no homework except to arrive ready to work. Your exam consists of a listening passage, two reading comprehension passages, a short story, a poem, an essay, and a few brief writings. It will thoroughly assess your understanding of language, but the readings should also be enjoyable for you.
Thursday - You’ll have through Tuesday to complete your ELA Final Examination. If you finish before then, be sure to bring a book or something to work on quietly. Only those who were exempt from the exam may listen to an iPod.
Friday - You’ll have the remaining classes to complete your ELA 9 final examination.