Although we (hopefully) will NOT have a vocabulary quiz this week (or next--if you bring 150 cans!), we still need to practice the words and roots.  In order to practice, we will complete the usual assignment, which can be found at the front of the room.  Hurry to complete them so that we can finish thinking like Puritans and finally begin reading The Crucible!

Today we will begin class with 15 minutes of independent reading time on our life studies book.  At the end of the 15 minutes, we will practice MLA citations and embedding quotes.

First, you will create an MLA citation for your book, using the following guidelines:
Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of   

Next, find a quote from your book that you feel comfortable talking about or just enjoyed.  We are going to write it several different ways.  

First, follow the following format:  
So-and-so said, "Blah, blah, blah" (Last name #)

Next, use the following format:
In Title of Book, author states "blah, blah, blah" (#).

Finally, choose your own way of quoting your book.  

For today's bellwork, you will visit the numbered stations around the room, taking notes that you will use to complete the following activity:

1.  Write the name of 5 famous people on your paper. 
2.  Create a description of your famous people using either THAT, WHO, or WHICH, but not using his or her name.
3.  Share your riddles with your neighbor and the class to see if your classmates can figure them out!  Also, check for proper use of the relative pronouns THAT, WHO, and WHICH.
As we read Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth, be looking for places where the illustrations change.  Why does the author choose to represent his book this way?  If this effective?  Which of the "Zen shorts" is your favorite?  Why?

For today's warm-up, we will read for 15 minutes.  When the 15 minutes is over, we will then make a list of 3-5 things we learned about the person whose memoir/biography/autobiography you are reading.  Please make sure your items include the person's name and are written in complete sentences!
Today we will review your vocabulary for your warn-up and then we will begin examining background information for The Crucible .  

Make sure that you turn in your 12 sentences before we leave for the computer lab!
Today's bellwork will not be in your notebook, so it does not count toward our count.  You will grab a Red Ribbon Week survey from the front of the room (by the green folders).  Answer all the questions to the best of your ability.  We will then go over the answers.

After we finish, we will spend 15 minutes reading out Life Studies books.  If you finish early, start reading!

Also, if you need to take picture retakes--let Miss Lamb know!
Good morning and welcome back from Fall Break!  Hope you are well reseted and ready to get back to work!

After reading your essays, one thing that we can improve upon is our punctuation and capitalization of titles.  Because of this, there is a handout going over the punctuating of titles by the first hour basket.  Please grab one, and use it in completing the following:

Write examples of each of the following.  Make sure you correctly punctuate them.  You may use your phones or resources around the room to find names for each of the following catetories.

1.  song
2.  magazine title
3.  article in a magazine
4.  movie
5.  book
6.  poem
7.  chapter

Make sure you bring your memoir/biography/non-fiction book tomorrow--we will have time to read in class!  Your book should be read by November 12!
Good morning!  To kick off our first warm-up of the new section, we are going to do a 10 minute focused free write.  Remember, when we are writing like this, if you get stuck, just rewrite the last thing you wrote, until you get unstuck.  For your free write, please focus on the following questions:
     +Who am I?
     +What type of person do I want to become?
     +Who are people I admire who portray the same, or similar, characteristics to the ones that I would like
            to portray?
     +What do I want to be when I grow up?  What will it take to get there?

Ready, set...WRITE!
Good morning and happy Friday! 

For your bellwork today, you will be compiling every warm-up activity you have done (not counting vocabulary handouts) and number them, starting with the earliest first and numbering through yesterday.  If your warm-ups are in a jumbled mess, please put them in order to the best of your ability and CLEARLY number them.

Then, get ready for your vocabulary quiz!  :-)