Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's Beginning to Look Like Halloween...

in ELA 7, at least when you consider the play we've been reading this week.
It's called "The Dead Rising" and it tells the story of Mercy Brown, the alleged New England Vampire.
I've suggested a field trip to visit the cemetery where Mercy is buried, but I'm not getting my hopes up!


It's time for another extra credit assignment.
Students who wish to earn extra credit can complete the following by Tuesday, October 15:
1). Visit the interactive map of vampire incidents in New England.
2). Choose three separate locations and read about the vampire incidents that occurred there.
3. After you "get the gist" of each incident, write a paragraph for each in which you retell or paraphrase what happened.
4. Type your assignment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What's Up? (week of 10/1)

Here's "what's up" in ELA class this week:
We've been reading narrative nonfiction in the form of an article called "Dying to be Strong" about the dangers related to steroid and performance enhancing drug use.
Also, we heard from several students who shared books they've been reading lately. Among the titles that students shared were Scorpia Rising, Thirteen Reasons Why, and Orleans.