Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday, Sept. 25

 Today's Holiday:   National Comic Book Day!  


Feel free to comment on who you think would win.


Today's Work

Author Padlet -  Due date is TODAY. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! This is also a big test grade, so you want to make sure that you not only did it, but did it correctly.  Go for the three extra to get bonus points.  Why wouldn't you?

  

Homework

Vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) 

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

Missed Work & Bonus Assignments

Missed Monday's Quizizz?  You can do a make up here: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=08255888  This link closes on Sunday night.  YOU NEED A FIRST AND LAST NAME - ALL PERIODS HAVE THE SAME LINK, SO I NEED TO KNOW WHICH DANIEL OR JACOB OR (insert common name here) YOU ARE.

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"On Revenge"

"Mother to Son" 

 

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  


Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period  /  Second Period  /  Third Period


Monday, Sept 28 - Revision Paper Assigned

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Vocabulary 2 Test - Vocabulary.com list 2 due

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Proofreader - Dumb Crook 3rd paragraph

Thursday, Oct. 1 - CIDNT  


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24

Today's Holiday:   National Punctuation Day!  Gain  5 Showdown points by emailing me the name of this punctuation mark     ...


Today's Work

We read chapter 179 in class.  Are you falling behind in this book?  If you need to catch up, try reading the summaries up to our current chapter here: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time/

  

Homework

Author Padlet -  Due date is TOMORROW. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! This is also a big test grade, so you want to make sure that you not only did it, but did it correctly.  Go for the three extra to get bonus points.  Why wouldn't you?

Vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) - But as this is not as grade weighty as the others, then do the above first.

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

Missed Work & Bonus Assignments

Missed Monday's Quizizz?  You can do a make up here: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=08255888  This link closes on Sunday night.  YOU NEED A FIRST AND LAST NAME - ALL PERIODS HAVE THE SAME LINK, SO I NEED TO KNOW WHICH DANIEL OR JACOB OR (insert common name here) YOU ARE.

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"On Revenge"

"Mother to Son" 

 

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  


Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period  /  Second Period  /  Third Period


Monday, Sept 28 - Revision Paper Assigned

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Vocabulary 2 Test - Vocabulary.com list 2 due

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Proofreader - Dumb Crook 3rd paragraph

Thursday, Oct. 1 - CIDNT  



 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Today's Holiday:  Native American Day


Today's Work

Second paragraph in the Dumb Crooks Proofreader.

  

Homework

No homework is assigned today exactly; however, you may find you have stuff you should be working on.  Let's prioritize:

 Diagnostic Tests - They are sitting with a big fat zero if you haven't completed them.  Mr. Alford will most likely still give you a 100 for them if you get them done by tomorrow, so that is a priority.  After tomorrow, you can still erase the zero, but will not get the 100, so get it done NOW.

Author Padlet -  Don't let your Author Padlet sneak up on you!  Due date is Friday. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! This is also a big test grade, so you want to make sure that you not only did it, but did it correctly.  Go for the three extra to get bonus points.  Why wouldn't you?

Daily work - Continue working on vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) - But as this is not as grade weighty as the others, then do the above first.

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

The rest is just to stay ahead.  If you don't do it today, not a big problem, but if you did not have to do the two big assignments above, then knock out one or two of these. 

Common Lit articles always have to be done each week.  I would set up two days a week that I know I am going to knock out an article.  make it a habit.  I would pick Monday and Wednesday, but you may wish to pick other days.

If you did not do the Email Etiquette assignment, do it today. Remember to put the presentation in PRESENT mode.

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"On Revenge"

"Mother to Son" 

 

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  


Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Thursday - Sept. 24 - CIDNT - Vocabulary Test Postponed until Tuesday

Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period

Second Period

Third Period

If you change your mind, you can pick any author still in red or trade with another.  Just let me know.

Monday, Sept 28 - Revision Paper Assigned

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Vocabulary 2 Test - Vocabulary.com list 2 due

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Proofreader - Dumb Crook 3rd paragraph

Thursday, Oct. 1 - CIDNT  

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesday, Sept. 22 - ASYNCHRONOUS DAY

 Today's Holiday:  Hobbit Day - and - Supergirl's birthday


Today's Work

Complete your Edmentum Diagnostic Test (Reading AND Language Arts) DIRECTIONS  After today, I will put in zeros for those who have not completed it.

BUT WAIT! - "Mr. Alford, I already did that on time like I was supposed to."  Good job!  In that case, work on your Author Padlet which is due Friday.  Make sure your are done by using this checklist.

BUT WAIT!  - "Lord Alford, I took your advice and am finished with that too!"  In that case, do the Make Up article to replace a missing Common Lit or go through and complete a missing assignment to get rid of a zero.  Well, in that case, scroll to the bottom of the page, get some showdown points and go back to bed (but tell your parents you are studying and don't want to be interrupted)!

  

Homework

If you did not do the Email Etiquette assignment, do it today. Remember to put the presentation in PRESENT mode.

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

Don't let your Author Padlet sneak up on you!  Due date will be here before you know it. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! 

Continue working on vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) 

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"On Revenge"

"Mother to Son" 

 

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  



Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Wednesday, Sept 23 - Proofreader, Dumb Crooks & Vocabulary

Thursday - Sept. 24 - CIDNT - Vocabulary Test Postponed until Tuesday

Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period

Second Period

Third Period

If you change your mind, you can pick any author still in red or trade with another.  Just let me know.

Monday, Sept 28 - Revision Paper Assigned

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Vocabulary 2 Test - Vocabulary.com list 2 due

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Proofreader - Dumb Crook 3rd paragraph

Thursday, Oct. 1 - CIDNT 


In honor of Supergirl's Birthday, here is the trailer for a 1984 movie.


Gosh, that was awful 

For Showdown Points - What is the name of the actress who played Supergirl?

Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday, September 21

Today's Holiday:  H.G. Well's birthday - and - Stephen King's birthday


Today's Work

Read chapter 163, 167, and 173.  Complete the Quizizz for YOUR period below.  You may take it multiple times.  Until you are happy with the grade you received.

First Periodhttps://quizizz.com/join?gc=01821200

Second Periodhttps://quizizz.com/join?gc=36686352

Third Period:  https://quizizz.com/join?gc=61876752

 

Homework

If you did not do the Email Etiquette assignment, do it today. Remember to put the presentation in PRESENT mode.

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

Don't let your Author Padlet sneak up on you!  Due date will be here before you know it. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! 

Continue working on vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) 

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"On Revenge"

"Mother to Son" 

 

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  



Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Tuesday, Sept 22 - ASYNCHRONOUS DAY - No Zoom meeting - Edmentum Diagnostic

Wednesday, Sept 23 - Proofreader, Dumb Crooks & Vocabulary

Thursday - Sept. 24 - CIDNT - Vocabulary Test Postponed until Tuesday

Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period

Second Period

Third Period

If you change your mind, you can pick any author still in red or trade with another.  Just let me know.

Monday, Sept 28 - Revision Paper Assigned

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Vocabulary 2 Test - Vocabulary.com list 2 due

Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Proofreader - Dumb Crook 3rd paragraph

Thursday, Oct. 1 - CIDNT 

 

 

 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday, Sept. 18

 Today's Work

We are going to learn how to write a formal email.  You will be asking teachers for letters of recommendations and emailing colleges and workplaces for information.  You need to know how to do it correctly.

CLICK THIS LINK 

When you pull up the presentation, put it in PRESENT mode by pressing the top right button that cryptically says PRESENT.


Just follow all the directions and read all the information.  Will probably take you between 10 to 15 minutes to do it.

 

Homework

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

Don't let your Author Padlet sneak up on you!  Due date will be here before you know it. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! 

Continue working on vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) 

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"The Daisy Girl Ad"

"Where the Sidewalk Ends"

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Malala Yousafzai: A Normal Yet Powerful Girl"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  



Upcoming Days/Due Dates

Monday, Sept 21 - CIDNT 

Tuesday, Sept 22 - ASYNCHRONOUS DAY - No Zoom meeting - Vocabulary Practice

Wednesday, Sept 23 - Proofreader, Dumb Crooks 

Thursday - Sept. 24 - Vocabulary.com list 2 due & List 2 Test 

Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period

Second Period

Third Period

If you change your mind, you can pick any author still in red or trade with another.  Just let me know.


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 17

Zoom Tip - 


Today's Work

We read chapter 157 in Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time today.  

 

Homework

Bonus assignment - add up to ten points to your CIDNT test grade by completing the Sherlock Holmes Assignment. Purely optional

Extra Credit Assignment - Add up to five points to your CIDNT test grade by making your own Cottingley Fairies photo.  You must be in it and it must look REAL.  Can you make me a believer?

Don't let your Author Padlet sneak up on you!  Due date will be here before you know it. Think you are finished with your Padlet?  Check off this checklist to be sure! 

Continue working on vocabulary.com (3-5 minutes a day) 

Vocabulary.com links: FIRST  SECOND THIRD 

 

 

Common Lit This Week

Common Lit articles are always due Sunday at midnight.

Must Do This Week:

"The Daisy Girl Ad"

"Where the Sidewalk Ends"

Optional Makeup Article:

 "Malala Yousafzai: A Normal Yet Powerful Girl"


Common Lit Class Codes: 1st period - RP69RW   2nd period - 3PEWB6    3rd period - J8WL9Q  



Upcoming Days/Due Dates


Friday - Email Etiquette (Want to get ahead? - Click here and PUT IT IN PRESENT MODE)

Monday, Sept 21 - CIDNT 

Tuesday, Sept 22 - ASYNCHRONOUS DAY - No Zoom meeting - Vocabulary Practice

Wednesday, Sept 23 - Proofreader, Dumb Crooks 

Thursday - Sept. 24 - Vocabulary.com list 2 due & List 2 Test 

Friday, Sept. 25th - Author Padlet Due

Who is my Author?

First Period

Second Period

Third Period

If you change your mind, you can pick any author still in red or trade with another.  Just let me know.


Friday, Sept. 25

  Today's Holiday:     National Comic Book Day!    Feel free to comment on who you think would win. Today's Work Author Padlet  -   ...