Monday, 9/23

Students began class by turning in their revised Marquart essays and seminar reflections from last Thursday. Then I shared an article in The Denver Post about a couple of Jefferson County high schools that had classes cancelled last Friday due to higher than normal teacher absences. We had a brief current-events discussion about this topic, and then we discussed Tone further, including the introduction and definition of a number of new tone words (adjectives). Then we watched a video from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and examined tone/shifts in tone there. Homework: bring your first independent novel to clas on Wednesday; you will get reading time in class to start your novel.