10-12-11
1.In your Reader's Writers notebook, define revolutionary,

10-7-11
1.Bring home your Readers-Writers Notebook and answer a few(more than 1) questions about the book you have/or are reading.

Class 811 9-28-11
For the Break: Project Due Monday,October 3rd.

Class 811 09-26-11
1.By Wednesday: Bring in a Reader's Writer's Notebook.
Homework WILL BE given in this notebook!!
2. Please type any work given back to you today for display on the bulletin board. (i.e:extrinsic & intrinsic awards, "What motivates you?" quote,song,or movie.)
REMINDER: ´╗┐Essay Project Due October 3rd. There will be presentations. Any work given later than this day will be A ZERO. Please DO NOT use anybody given in class. Remeber to use the sheet given to you in class today on how to get an A on this project.

Essay Outline 9-26-11
Person:_
Introduction: a question
answer 5W's &H
brief story(or anecdutal)
use an interesting quote
use a vivid description
a fact or statement
2. Main Idea
Detail
Detail
Detail
Main Idea #2
Detail
Detail
Detail
Main Idea #3
Detail
Detail
Detail
Conclusion
Information you should use in your outline.
a.The kinds of challenges in the person's life.
b.How the person stayed "positive" and overcame the obstacles.
c.Qualities that make this person a success and how they are using their success to better the lives of others.


Ms.Ellis' Supplies Needed for class:
*Highlighter
*Scotch Paper
*Mini Stapler
*Box of tissue
*Glue stick
*Notebook
*Pocket Folder
*Pack of blue/black pens
*Sharperner
*Pocket dictonary/thesaurus
*looseleaf paper
*computer paper

9-23-11 811,812,&813
Biographical Project Due Oct.3 NO EXCEPTIONS
For a Typed & Oral Presentation:
Research a well-known person(preferably current and alive rather than historical) that experienced and overcame challenges in their life. In your essay be to address the following points in different paragraphs.

*Discuss the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.
*How did they stay positive in the midtst of the challenges they faced?
*Tell how they inspire others and what impact they have(had) on their community/society. Etc.

It MUST NOT be anyone we covered in class!!!!

9-23-11 811&812
Essay Revision:"Tyrese: Making It"


9-22-11 811,812,& 813
1.Define the 10 key words given today in class.
destiny
determine
successful
obstacles
motivates
goals
responsibility
intellect
talent
skills
2.Use your thesaurus to find synonyms of the words.
3.Use your dictionary to label what kind of speech the word is.(e.g pronoun,noun etc,)