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Movies in Canvas

Short movies shown in class this week (5/23 - 5/27) are on Canvas. They are in the Movies Module. Click on View movies to view.  These are for people who are absent this week and may have missed these movies while absent. Important to view before the final. 

AP Workshop Schedule

AP Workshop Schedule
Saturday April 30th -- 10:30 -12:30  Mrs. Cordell's Room 44
Saturday May 7th --- 10:00 - Noon  Mrs. Breitwieser's Room 51
If you need help before the test I am available most mornings before school and after school, just make an appointment. 

The Onion Articles

Remember to print out 2 articles from the Onion website for a discussion tomorrow. Chose whatever articles you think would be interesting to discuss and be prepared to share them with your classmates.
If you do not have a printer/internet access at home use the technology center!
Here is the link  --

Hero's Journey Presentations Start Monday:11/23/15

Hero's Journey Presentation requirements and rubric have been posted in the assignments area. 

Tone Words

Print out a copy for reference: Not a complete list of tone words, but a good start. Get familiar with them. We will be talking more about general tone of essays in class for the rest of the year.

Dialogue punctuation and tense

Attached is the material I went over in class today. It gives you examples of the correct format for dialogue and examples of "Ping Pong" dialogue versus Descriptive Dialogue.
Short Story writers make sure you dialogue descriptor (he said, she cried etc.) along with the narrative part of your story is in past tense. 
Make sure you have revised at least one sentence of "Ping Pong" dialogue in your story and made it descriptive. 

Due friday: 1/2 of Project

See description of what needs to be handed in on Friday 11/13/15. 
There is a sample paper attached to the assignment which shows you how to format your short story. For those of you doing comic books, children's stories, games, movies (anything that is not a short story). Please see me for instructions if you have not already done so. 

Becky Breitwieser
English Teacher