May 20 - May 30 - Finish grading rough drafts. There are still a few of you who have not turned in your rough drafts. Please contact me ASAP and work something out. If you do not turn it in, your grade is in jeopardy. Period 1 - yours are done. Period 2 & 3 => be patient with me. I will get them done by the end of the weekend. I know my goal was to have them done by tonight at 8, sadly, I didn't not meet my goal.
May 31 - June 5 - Turn in your final essays. Remember - this is your final analytical essay. Make it your best work of the year. I'm going to pass these papers onto your 11th grade English teachers. This will show them what you are capable of and what amazing writers you have become.
June 5 - June 12 - Grad and post your final essays.
Today in class we began our next unit, Folklore. Students got into groups and began looking at the genre of folklore. This includes, Folk Tales, Myths, Fairy Tales, Legends, Fables, Tall Tales, and Urban Legends. Students are to choose a style of folklore from around the world and create a lesson around the story and teach it to the class. Stories will be chosen by next week. Please check back to my new page labeled "Folktales". I'll post interesting stories, pod casts, and other information. For those of you who missed class, think of a good folktale and bring it to class on Wednesday.
Have a wonderful long weekend.