Nonfiction Test

1st, 4th & 7th will have a nonfiction test Tuesday 12/11

2nd & 3rd will have it Wednesday 12/12

Study Power Point


Also, I made a assignment that is OPTIONAL- but I made it with all the terms from test.


Technology presentations/ projects


You will receive a sheet that looks like the info. below on Friday.

Group members:


You and your group members have chosen your topic (list here: _____________________________)

Found articles, videos and images.

Verified the sources for reliability-what sites could you not use? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pulled info. From those reliable sources (copied and pasted into printed packet or written out)

Created at least four categories for your info.:





Now, you need to arrange your information in order to present and decide on how to arrange it.  Below are your choices.

1.       Poster board

2.       Create an infographic AND print (this part can be tricky!)

3.       Create a game that teaches the concepts of your researched issue.

4.       Create a video that teaches and illustrates your topic (must have a written plan before approved).

Illustrate basic layout on back of this paper!


You will ONLY have Monday to work in class on project- all other work must be done outside of class.  Presentations will begin Thursday 12/6.


Circle your choice and return to me today!

Presentations will be December 6th and 7th.


Thanksgiving Break OPTIONAL assignment- The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Story Corps was begun to document interviews with loved ones.  In the past, this could be done by making an appointment at a Story Corps center at a Story Corps booth.  After winning the Ted Prize, the creator of Story Corps created an App that allows interviews to be done anywhere, anytime and be uploaded to the Library of Congress to be stored forever (and retrieved by family in the future).

As extra credit (and a homework pass)- students may interview an elder over the break and upload (with your approval) to be archived.

Below are some links to the creation and purpose of Story Corps and some examples of interviews in the past.  Enjoy!

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- next parallel novel- quiz schedule below

If you don’t want to buy the book, I have a pdf below-

Below is the reading schedule- you will have quizzes throughout the reading of this book (almost all reading is done outside of class).

Intro. part one, chapter one: Paradigms and Principles- chapter 2: The Personal Bank Account pp. (48-104): quiz 11/9

chapter 3: Habit 1- Be Proactive and chapter 4: Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind: quiz 11/13

Habit 3 and 4 : quiz 11/27

Habit 5, 6 and 7 and “Keep Hope Alive”: quiz 11/29



Graphic Novels- test Thurs. 11/1

Test will cover terms and the two graphic novels you read.  Review sheet below:

Review Sheet for Graphic Novels

This article is to be read and questions answered in class on 10/16- if you are absent, print questions and bring in tomorrow.


Graphic novel questions with article

PDFs of graphic novels-



Dates to note!

Questions over first graphic novel due no later than Friday, October 26.  See earlier post for a pdf of two of the books- American Born Chinese can be downloaded (Google it!).

Assignment (different than the questions) over second graphic novel due Friday, November 2nd.-

Graphic novel terms and design TEST (a portion will be over the first book you read)- Nov. 1st – 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens due Nov. 1st at midnight (I’ll print scores on Nov. 2nd).

You will begin reading your last parallel novel of the semester ( 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens) at home in November.  I will have a free PDF and audio of it on my blog; however, if you want your own copy, purchase it at any new or used book store.


Graphic novels

Maus PDF-

Persepolis PDF-

American Born Chinese PDF-

I can’t find a pdf at this time.  If you find one, send me the link.

Questions over each- turn in as you finish each one.

Maus- answer every question

During Reading Questions for MAUS I

Persepolis questions – answer TWO questions for each chapter

Get them from me- sorry

American Born Chinese (ABC)- answer (at most) 4 questions for each chapter



Some videos about Graphic Novels-

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud-

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3


Narrative Writing Piece-

Type final piece in Google Docs.

Important (you will lose points if you don’t do this)- name your document (period last name, first name)  Ex (7 Watson, Christina).

SHARE it with me at

Due MONDAY 10/15

Final copy should be 300-500 words and in MLA format & you follow the rules of punctuation with your dialogue- see sheet below-

Dialogue Rules

Fairytale endings narrative instructions

Choose from one of the following fairytales- (if there is one you really want to explore that is not on here, see me):

  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rumple Stiltskin
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • Goldilocks
  • Jack and the Bean Stock
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Hans my Hedgehog

Below is a link to all of the stories in their “original” form (in order as seen above)-

fairy tales



Fairytales-new endings.  You will create a new ending to a classic tale.

Begin your ending at the climax.  Your first line will let us know where we are.

There are a few parameters that will be on the rubric:

  1. You must use one of the original versions from my blog or copies (class set- don’t take with you).
  2. You must have dialogue with correct use of quotations marks and punctuation.
  3. It must be in MLA format: 12 font- Times New Roman Double Spaced
  4. 300-500 words (name and title not included)
  5. Begin your narrative with a sentence that allows the reader to know the action you have started from or use an original line from the text.
  6. Keep the story in 3rd person. Keep it in past tense.
  7. Be sure that your details are consistent with plot possibilities and character dialogue is consistent with previous dialogue.
  8. Have fun with this- you will be sharing with your group. The winner of each group goes to the semi-finals!!!  Yes- there is a reward for the winner in each class. (:
  9. You must have a written rough draft that will be written at school and turned in; however, you will be sharing your typed version with me on my gmail-
  10. Due date for rough draft: ________________________
  11. Due date for final typed copied (shared on gmail): ________________________Choose