Class Announcements

Week of May 17th-21st Information

posted May 14, 2010, 10:42 AM by Peter Oskin

Time for grades again! Here is the info you need to know:
  • Last blog entry is due Monday, May 17th
  • Period 4 journals will be collected Tuesday, May 18th
  • Period 3 journals will be collected Wednesday, May 19th
  • The Friday, May 21st quiz will not count on this progress report

Becoming Madam Mao Reading Schedule

posted May 7, 2010, 2:10 PM by Peter Oskin

Ready to soon get started on our last book of the semester? I thought you were! Below is the reading schedule:
  • Friday, May 21: Page 67
  • Friday, May 28: Page 123
  • Friday, June 4: Page 198
  • Friday, June 11: Page 266
  • Monday, June 21 [FINALS]: Finish book

Timed Writing Topic

posted Apr 13, 2010, 10:48 AM by Peter Oskin

Your timed writing topic for Friday is:

You have spent the last month studying about the issue of undocumented migration to the United States. What, in your opinion, should be done about this issue? Specifically address in a well-written, formal persuasive essay not only what to do about future undocumented migration, but what should be done about such migrants already in our country.

  • This is a formal 5-paragraph essay
  • Use facts/opinions drawn from our readings
  • You can use your outlines and notes
  • In persuasive essays you acknowledge and counter the opposing sides¬†argument
  • Be careful about mechanics: Proofread your work, watch your grammar and spelling
You will have the entire period to write your essay.

Q&A Reading Schedule

posted Apr 10, 2010, 9:19 AM by Peter Oskin

  • For April 16th: Pages 1-72 (TESTED APRIL 23rd)
  • For April 23rd: Pages 73-129 (Tests 1 and 2)
  • For April 30th: Pages 130-191 (Test 3)
  • For May 7th: Pages 192-237 (TESTED MAY 14th- STAR testing this week)
  • For May 14th: Pages 238-End (Tests 4 and 5)
Blog entry questions can be found in the back of your book. It is the 'Discussion Questions for Q&A', which is located in the section named 'A Scribner Reading Group Guide'.

End of the Quarter Announcements

posted Apr 10, 2010, 8:59 AM by Peter Oskin

Our grading period ends Friday, April 16th. This is a transcript grade, NOT a progress grade. Things to know to get you through this week:

Your last blog entry of the quarter is due Monday.

Notebook collection schedule:
  • Period 4: Ashbury-Massey
  • Period 3: Anderson-Kim
  • Period 4:Nguyen-Villavazo
  • Period 3: Kounlabouth-Xayasone
Timed writing final for the quarter is Friday. It will be worth 100 test points. We will research for this final Monday and Tuesday, and outline for it Wednesday. On Thursday we will either continue to outline or do background for our next book, Q&A.

Your bathroom passes will be collected Thursday for extra credit. New passes will be issued next Monday.

Monday, April 19th, I will give you a printout of your final grade. That Monday your grade resets- we start fresh!

Enriques Journey Reading Schedule

posted Mar 11, 2010, 10:25 AM by Peter Oskin

3/19: Till Page 72 "A Dreaded Stop"
3/26: Till page 154 "Mother's Day"
4/9: Finish the book

Yes, you will be reading over Spring Break. We are going to average 75 pages/week with this book.

Reading for 3/12

posted Mar 8, 2010, 12:49 PM by Peter Oskin

Finish the book!

Reading for 3/5

posted Feb 27, 2010, 12:56 PM by Peter Oskin

You need to have read up to pg 258 in TPFOUFTS by Friday, 3/5

Important Tips For Blog Project

posted Feb 19, 2010, 10:46 AM by Peter Oskin   [ updated Feb 19, 2010, 2:07 PM ]

Now that we are rolling on the Blog Project, here are a few important reminders:
  • This is a class project. What you write on your blog page must conform to standards of academic English. Many Blogs are informal- this one is not.
  • Be sure to follow directions completely- for example, did you include a link and picture on your first entry?
  • If you are having technical problems YOU MUST talk to Oskin BEFORE class!
  • You may pick ANY question from the list to answer each week.
  • PROOFREAD your work- remember, mechanics are part of your grade!

Reading for Friday, Feb 26th

posted Feb 19, 2010, 10:44 AM by Peter Oskin

Read up to pg 192 in They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky by next Friday.

REMINDER: 1st Blog Entry due Monday!

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