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Find older assignments below:
Assignment for November 27, 2001

Today in class we reviewed vocabulary from Sections 9-12 and the literature terms we have learned. These reviews are found in the Quiz section. Your homework for today is to write a brief answer to the following question: 

You find a bottle in the street. When you pick it up a genie, a magical person, comes out of the bottle. He offers to give you three wishes. What are your wishes?

Have fun with this assignment and hand it in to Louise's file in Room 184. Good luck on your certificate tests!

Assignment for November 20, 2001

Today in class we read pages 94 and 95 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Practice reading the selection out loud and ask a teacher for help with any words you can't pronounce well. The homework for today is to do pages 96 and 97, #1-13.

Assignment for November 6, 2001

Today in class we read page 93 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Practice reading the selection out loud and ask a teacher for help with any words you can't pronounce well. The homework for today: 

1. Write a sentence for each new vocabulary word and memorize two of the sentences. 
2. Preview (Read ahead) pages 94 and 95 for next week

Assignment for October 30, 2001

· Today in class we read pages 88 and 89 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Practice reading the selection out loud and ask a teacher for help with any words you can't pronounce well. The homework for today is to complete pages 90 and 91 and write a brief composition answering Question 16 on page 91. Please hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

· Remember to write briefly, but write often. The more often you write, the easier it will become. The best way to improve your writing is to make lots of mistakes, and then learn from them. Keep writing!!!! And have some fun.

 

Assignment for October 23, 2001

Today in class we read pages 86 and 87 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Practice reading the selection out loud and ask a teacher for help with any words you can't pronounce well. The homework for today is to write a brief composition answering Question 3 on page 86. Please hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

Remember to write briefly, but write often. The more often you write, the easier it will become. The best way to improve your writing is to make lots of mistakes, and then learn from them. Keep writing!!!!

 

Assignment for October 16, 2001

· Today in class we read pages 82 and 83 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). We learned new vocabulary with a worksheet. Please make sentences with new words to help you remember them. Practice reading the selection out loud and ask a teacher for help with any words you can't pronounce well. The homework for today is to do pages 84 and 85. Please write a brief composition to answer question 14 on page 85. Please hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

· Remember to write briefly, but write often. The more often you write, the easier it will become. The best way to improve your writing is to make lots of mistakes, and then learn from them. Keep writing!!!!

 

Assignment for October 9, 2001

· Today in class we read pages 80 and 81 in our textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). We discussed questions 1-3 on page 80 and learned the vocabulary. Please make sentences with new words to help you remember them. We read page 81 using context clues to figure out the meanings of new vocabulary, and then used our dictionaries. The homework for today is to write a brief composition to answer question 3 on page 81. Please hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

· Remember to write briefly, but write often. The more often you write, the easier it will become.

Assignment for October 2, 2001

· Today in class we read pages 76 and 77 in your textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Practice reading the whole story out loud. Then do questions #1-15 on page 78 and 79. Please hand in the answers to questions 14 and 15. Hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

· Remember to write briefly, but write often. The more often you write, the easier it will become.

 


Assignment for September 25, 2001

· Read pages 74 and 75 in your textbook. (Available for sale in Room 184). Do questions #1, 2 and 3 on page 74. Review the vocabulary, and make sentences with the new words to help you remember them.

· Then read page 75 twice without using your dictionary!!!! Use context clues to figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words. Then check with a dictionary. Make a note of new words and make sentences with them.

· Finally, write a brief composition to answer question 3 on page 74. Your composition might begin:

______________ is very important to our society. If it were not invented, …… (your invention or idea)

Hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

Important note: the goal in this class is to write short compositions and write often. Don't feel you need to write a lot. Make it your goal to write briefly on these assignments every week. The more often you write, the easier it will become.

Assignment for May 29, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise or Teresa for the "Model 9-Roberto and I" handout. In class, we talked about people we know who are different from us. We brainstormed how someone is different from us in their physical appearance and their personality. 

If you weren't in class, brainstorm these ideas. Then proceed with the homework.

Your homework is to write a composition about someone who is different from you.. You will write four paragraphs:

Paragraph 1: Introduction-What are you writing about? Who are you writing about? Say that you are dividing the topic into looks and actions. What do people think? 
Paragraph 2: Describe the differences in physical appearance.
Paragraph 3: Describe the differences in personality. 
Paragraph 4: Conclude with general statements Do the differences cause problems? How do you feel about the differences?.

As we have talked about in class, try to make your writing detailed and specific. Try to show, not tell.

Remember to give your essay a title and hand it in Room 184. Have fun writing!

Assignment for May 15, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise for the "Model 8-The Weather" handout. In class, we talked about the weather in places we have lived. We brainstormed weather words. If you weren't in class, brainstorm ideas about the weather in a place you have lived. Then proceed with the homework.

Your homework is to write a composition about the weather in a place you have lived.. You will write four, five or six paragraphs. The number of paragraphs depends on the number of seasons. You can combine seasons that are similar.

Paragraph 1: Introduce the topic. Is the weather important? Which part of the world are you writing about? How many seasons are there? 
Paragraph 2,3 (4,5): Describe each season. Last paragraph: Conclude with general statements. What are your feelings?

As we have talked about in class, try to make your writing detailed and specific. Try to show, not tell.

Remember to give your essay a title and hand it in Room 184. Have fun writing!


Assignment for May 1, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise for the "Model 5-Mrs. Baroni's Day" handout. In class, we talked about bad days. We brainstormed everything that happened to us on a bad day. If you weren't in class, brainstorm ideas about one of your bad days. Then proceed with the homework.

Your homework is to write a composition about a bad day you have had in the past. Remember you will be using past tense to tell your story. You will write four paragraphs:

Paragraph 1: Introduction-what kind of day was this day? What was your main morning activity? Afternoon activity? Evening activity? How did you feel by evening? 
Paragraph 2: Describe your morning. 
Paragraph 3: Describe the next part of your day. 
Paragraph 4: Describe the rest of your day. Conclude with bedtime.

As we have talked about in class, try to make your writing detailed and specific. Try to show, not tell.

Remember to give your essay a title and hand it in Room 184. Have fun writing!

Assignment for April 24, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise for the "Model 3-My Girlfriend, Maria" handout. In class, we worked on describing a friend. We brainstormed physical and personality descriptions. If you weren't in class, brainstorm ideas about your friend's physical looks and personality. Then proceed with the homework.

Your homework is write a composition about a friend-describe your friend. You will write four paragraphs: 

Paragraph 1: Introduction—introduce your friend 
Paragraph 2: Describe your friend physically: age, hair colour, etc.
Paragraph 3: Describe your friend's personality 
Paragraph 4: Conclusion

As we have talked about in class, try to make your writing detailed and specific. Try to show, not tell. For example, avoid, "My friend is nice." This is very general and tells us what your friend is like. Show us what your friend is like, " My friend is very kind. Twice a week she volunteers in a nursing home helping elderly patients eat their dinner."

Remember to give your essay a title and hand it in Room 184. Have fun writing!


Assignment for April 17, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise for the "Model 1-Maria's Daily Activities" handout. Last week your assignment was to write a composition about your daily activities.

This week I would like you to look at your composition again and see if you can be more specific and detailed in your description. Instead of saying, " I get up very early.", tell your reader what time. Instead of saying, " I eat breakfast.", tell your reader what you eat. Help your reader see a picture of your daily activities. Give your reader sensory information.

Please hand in your composition in Louise's file folder in Room 184.

Assignment for April 10, 2001

If you missed class, please ask Louise for the "Model 1-Maria's Daily Activities" handout.

In class we brainstormed our daily activities according to the diagram in the handout. Your assignment is to use your brainstorm from class to write a composition about your daily activities. Write five paragraphs and put the following information in your paragraphs:

Paragraph 1. Introduce yourself. Where do you live? What do you do? 
Paragraph 2. Tell about your morning activities ( before work or school). 
Paragraph 3. Tell about the main part of your day. 
Paragraph 4. Tell about your evening activities. 
Paragraph 5. Conclude with several general points.

Give your composition a title and remember to indent for each paragraph. Please hand in your composition in Louise's file folder in Room 184.

Assignment for March 27, 2001 

Pretend you are Mrs. Jong, the mother in the story, Double Face, at the end of the story. Using the "Four Quadrants" worksheet, brainstorm while standing in the shoes of Mrs. Jong. Draw a picture of the situation. Think about sensory information-what do you see, hear, smell, touch or taste? What are you thinking or saying? What are you feeling? After you have brainstormed, use your worksheet to write a composition. Remember to show, not tell, and finally give your writing a title. Above all have fun being someone else!

Assignment for March 13, 2001

How are you similar to different from your parents or your children? Write a short composition to explain how you are the same or different.

Here are some sample topic sentences:

I am very similar to my parents. Or: I am very different from my parents. Or I am similar to my parents in some ways but different from them in others.

Assignment for March 6, 2001

Complete #1-18 on pages 48 and 49 in your Pre-GED Reading text. Please write the answers in complete sentences. You can check #1-16 yourself with the answers at the back of the book. Please hand in questions #17 and 18 for me to look at.

Assignment for February 27, 2001

Last week we talked in groups about the following idea: "Have you ever been awakened in the night by a sound? Have you lain there listening for every scratch or creaking sound?"

Then we used the "Four Quadrants" worksheet to brainstorm our experiences. In class we began writing about our experiences and reading them to each other.

Finish up writing your scary experience and hand it in to "Louise's" file in Room 184.

Assignment for February 20, 2001

1. Using your ideas and the ones we discussed in class, write a final draft about "Sitting by the River". Try to "show not tell" when you write, so your reader gets a vivid picture of what you see, hear and smell by the river.

2. Complete #1-14 on pages 42 and 43 in your Pre-GED Reading text. Please write the answers in complete sentences. You can check #1-12 yourself with the answers at the back of the book. For #13 and 14, ask a teacher to read your answers.

3. Have you ever been awakened in the night by a sound? Have you lain there listening for every scratch or creaking sound? Using the "Four Quadrants", brainstorm the experience. Draw a picture to explain the event. Think about what you saw, heard, smelt, tasted or touched. What were you thinking? How were you feeling? Bring your brainstorm to class next week.

Assignment for February 13, 2001

From page 40 of the story, "Bless me, Ultima", imagine you are sitting with the narrator and Samuel by the side of the river. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? Using the answers to these questions, write a short composition about "Sitting by the River". Remember what we have talked about. Try to "show not tell" when you write, so your reader gets a vivid picture when they read your writing.

Assignment for February 6, 2001

a) Using your "Four Quadrants" brainstorm, write a final draft of "Writing in Role". Remember that you are pretending to be Ciel at the end of the story, "The Women of Brewster Place." Bring that moment to life! Please hand in your work to Louise's file in Room 184.

b) Complete #1-16 on pages 36 and 37 in your Pre-GED Reading text. Please write the answers in complete sentences. You can check #1-14 yourself with the answers at the back of the book. For #15 and 16, ask a teacher to read your answers.

Assignment for November 28, 2000

From the outline that you made last week on My Summer, write a short essay. Remember to write an introduction which includes your thesis statement. Then write 2-4 body paragraphs. Finally, write a conclusion. Hand in your essay in Room 184 in the file folder marked "Louise".

Assignment for November 21, 2000

Today we practiced brainstorming and arranging our brainstorm into an outline or an idea map. Brainstorm and list your ideas for the essay topic, My Summer. Then organize these ideas into an outline or an idea map. Do NOT write the essay yet; just hand in your brainstorm and outline.

Assignment for November 14, 2000

What do you think about robots? Are they dangerous? Are they useful? Are they convenient? Would you have a robot in your house?

Write a paragraph to explain what you think about robots. Remember before you begin to write, do your prewriting to narrow your topic, write a complete and limited topic sentence and a body that fully supports and develops the topic sentence.

Assignment for November 7, 2000

Choose one of the following topics and write a paragraph. Aim for: 
1. a clear, complete and limited topic sentence 
2. a body that fully supports and develops the topic sentence

Remember to follow the Writing Process by using your Paragraph Checklist.

Choose ONE of these sayings; state whether you think it is true. Then explain why you think it is true using examples to support your point of view. 
a. Beauty is only skin deep. 
b. Honesty is the best policy. 
c. Necessity is the mother of invention

Assignment for October 31, 2000

Choose one of the following topics and write a paragraph. Aim for: 
1. a clear, complete and limited topic sentence 
2. a body that fully supports and develops the topic sentence

Remember to follow the Writing Process by using your Paragraph Checklist.

1. My Ideal Vacation 
2. A sense of humour can make life easier. 
3. In my family, traditions (values or beliefs) are very important, 
4. Secrets to a Good Marriage

Assignment for October 24, 2000

Choose one of the following topics and write a paragraph. Aim for:
 
1. a clear, complete and limited topic sentence 
2. a body that fully supports and develops the topic sentence

Remember to follow the Writing Process by using your Paragraph Checklist.

1. Discuss a day in your life when you learned something important. 
2. Discuss your favourite room. 
3. Discuss the ideal job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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