9 May 2011--Today we finished watching, "The Great Gatsby." We then moved on to "The Crucible." The students went to the computer lab and did a short research assignment over the Salem witch trials and McCarthyism.
4 May 2011--Yesterday, the students took a test over The Great Gatsby. They then started to watch the A&E version of the story. Today we continued to watch the movie.
3 May 2011--We finished The Great Gatsby today. The students also took a vocabulary quiz over the vocabulary for chapters 7-9.
2 May 2011--Today we finished chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby. We then began reading chapter 9, which is the last chapter of the book.
29 April 2011--We made it through the week, but just barely! Today the students began with a journal entry. They then worked on vocabulary for chapters 7-9. We finished class by beginning chapter 8.
28 April 2011--We began today with a quiz over chapters 5 & 6 of The Great Gatsby. We then finished chapter 7.
27 April 2011--What a wonderful rainy Wednesday. Today the students took a quiz over the vocabulary for chapters 5-7 of The Great Gatsby. They then continued to read chapter 7.
26 April 2011--Today we started by finishing chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby. The students then reviewed the last of the sentence patterns, the subject/linking verb/predicate nominative pattern. We then began reading chapter 7.
25 April 2011--Hello Monday! Today the students finished reading chapter 5 and began reading chapter 6.
22 April 2011--Happy Friday! Today the students finished the vocabulary for chapters 5-7 of The Great Gatsby. They then wrote in the journals. We finished class by passing out the study guides for chapters 5 & 6 which we will begin on Monday.
21 April 2011--On Tuesday, the class finished reading Chapter 3 and we began reading Chapter 4. Yesterday, they finished chapter 4 and started reading chapter 5. Today they took a quiz over the vocabulary for chapters 3 & 4 and a reading quiz over those chapters. They then worked on vocabulary for chapters 5-7.
18 April 2011--On Friday the students took a quiz over chapters 1 & 2 of The Great Gatsby. They also took a quiz over the vocabulary for chapters 1 & 2. We finished class with them working on the vocabulary for chapters 3 & 4. Today we read chapter 3 and reviewed the vocabulary for chapters 3 & 4.
14 April 2011--Today the students finished chapter two of The Great Gatsby and turned in their study guides for chapters 1 and 2. They then reviewed the vocabulay for those chapters by getting into groups and choosing a word to draw an illustration that matches it.
13 April 2011--We finished chapter one of The Great Gatsby. The students then looked at the subject/verb/direct object sentence pattern before beginning chapter two.