October 16th – 20th

Monday/ Tuesday:

  • Grammar Focus: Grammar Quiz!
  • Device of the Day Mini Lesson: Narrative Structure (See ppt for notes)
  • Readings: Excerpt from Liar by Rob Roberge & “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

Handouts & Notes: Narrative Structure & Imageryexcerpt-from-liar-by-rob-roberge-narrative-structureFacing It Poem

Wednesday/ Thursday:

  • Grammar Focus: The Opener Comma
  • Persuasive Essay Day (35 % of your grade)

Handouts & Notes: TBD


  • Grammar Focus: Were & Where
  • Devices of the Day Mini Lesson: Diction & Syntax
  • Readings: The New Boy by Roddy Doyle & “Ways of Talking” by Ha Jin

Handouts & Notes: Syntax & Diction DayNew Boy by Roddy Doyleways-of-talking-by-ha-jin-pov