Fireside Chat
  1. We’re launching a new experiment! Instead of daily agendas, I am going to give you weekly work assignments. Unless otherwise specified, you can work on them in whatever order you choose. Normally, an assignment will include materials that introduce or explain the topic, skill, creative endeavor, etc. This week’s will be a little funky, since it is just review. Sometimes, assignments will require collaboration, peer-editing, or group work. (Like before, you can call me over for any questions you have during the period. You only need to work at home on assignments not completed in class.)
  2. Policy regarding seats: If you are not seated and working 2 minutes into the period, you will lose a class point. You may request a seat change (e.g. hallway, library, etc.only once you have begun working in your usual location. I’ll hear your appeal, but my final decision will be non-negotiable. If you fuss about seats (e.g. make a scene, protest, etc.) at any point, I will immediately send you to ISS for the period.
  3. Tablets may be plugged in during the last minutes of the period, no sooner.
Rhetorical devices
IXL Skills
  1. 11–E.2: Use words accurately and precisely
  2. 10–Q.2: Rewrite the sentence using active voice
  3. 11–W.8: Remove redundant words or phrases
  4. 10–S.3: Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions
  5. 6–QQ.1: Identify subordinating conjunctions
  6. 6–PP.2: Use coordinating conjunctions
  7. 6–PP.1: Identify coordinating conjunctions
  8. 11–T.5: Identify and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense
  9. 11–T.1: Form progressive verb tenses
  10. 11–T.2: Form perfect verb tenses
  11. 6–CC.3: Choose between past tense and past participle
  12. 8–DD.1: Irregular past tense: review
  13. 8–DD.2: Simple past, present, and future tense: review
  14. 11–T.3: Distinguishing transitive from intransitive verb
  15. 8–O.1: Distinguishing direct objects from indirect objects
  16. 11–T.4: Identifying linking verbs, predicate adjectives, and predicate nouns
  17. 12–I.1: What does the punctuation suggest?
  18. 12–I.2: Commas with nonrestrictive elements
  19. 12–P.3: Identify appositives and appositive phrases
  20. 12–P.1: Is it a phrase or a clause?
  21. 12–Q.1: Identify participles and what they modify
  22. 12–Q.3: Identify infinitives and infinitive phrases
  23. 10–Q.1: Identify active and passive voice
  24. 12–O.3: Choose punctuation to avoid fragments and run-ons
  25. 12–J.1: Join sentences with semicolons, colons, and commas
  26. 12-C.4: Compare passages for tone
  27. 12-C.1: Identify audience and purpose
  28. 12-W.1: Transitions with conjunctive adverbs
  29. 12-B.5: Transition logically between claims, evidence, analysis, and counterclaims
  30. 12-C.5: Compare passages for subjective and objective tone
  31. 12-C.6: Which text is most formal?
  32. 12-A.1: Order topics from broadest to narrowest
  33. 12-A.2: Identify thesis statement
  34. 12-A.3: Organize information by main idea
  35. 12-A.4: Choose the topic sentence that best captures the main idea

Click the links below and then “Launch” to play against the ghosts of your classmates.