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 Week 1:  Sept 7-10, 2010

WELCOME TO WALLY'S WORLD!

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WELCOME CLASS

OF 2011! 

Do you believe you were fated to be here?

I do!

To see our latest 2011 class pictures, click HERE.

For a copy of a blank HW calendar, click  HERE..

For a copy of the 2011 LIST OF JOURNALS, click HERE.

For copies of sections from the new

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL (rev. 11.22.10),

Click HERE for the entire manual full size

or HERE for the entire manual half size.

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):

LABOR DAY!

NO SCHOOL

"Carpe diem!" or are you still reading?

Have you finished your "summer" reads?

 

 

 

REMINDER ABOUT THE SUMMER READING!

Seniors registered for Advanced English 12/Academic Composition & Literature Emphasis or Advanced English 12: Humanities should click here to retrieve the document for the assignment.

For a copy of your Advanced 12 Summer Reading Assignment, click Summer Reading and Writing Assignment .

REMINDER!  BRING ACTIVELY READING BOOKS THIS FRIDAY.  THE TEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 17h.  MAKE SURE YOUR SELF-SCORED ACTIVE READING RUBRIC IS FILLED OUT.

You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

Click SUMMER READING RUBRICS  for a copy of the rubric to see how the Active Reading (30 test points) will be graded!

Active reading of the two required books--due  Sept. 1st  for Adv. English 12 1st semester and January 27th for Adv. English 12 2nd semester) Any questions should be directed to the English department at (952) 975-8190. 

You were to choose one book from each list below.

This year's choices were: 

Shakespeare (Signet Classic edition preferred)

Novels

Henry V

Richard III

 

Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

 

 

TUESDAY, day 1

WELCOME TO ADVANCED ENGLISH 12!

Today's Quote of the Day:

"When the student is ready, the teacher appears"

Today's Allusion:

none

Today's Words of the Day:

synchronicity

serendipity

Welcome back to your last year of FREE education!

     

"We're so glad you're here."

To see our latest class pictures, click HERE

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • highs and lows of the summer
    •  what you thought of the green "welcome letter" and summer reading
  2. Quotes on the Board
  3. Jan 25 reading Each Day
  4. What is Synchronicity/Serendipity?  OED DEFINTIONS: synchronicity and serendipity
  5. Read "Stolen Jewels"
  6. Ask for examples
  7. FATE vs. FREE WILL
  8. Pick a second quote
  9. HW tonight
  10. Words of the Day and how to do tricks!  Pass around Vocabulary Trick Books

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. none

 

 

 

  1. Check out the website! Read through it carefully (and enjoy)!  Get supplies!  See the syllabus emailed to you this weekend, or go to the ADV. 12 HOME PAGE and scroll down to the syllabus section. For a copy of the pink ASSIGNMENT PACKET, click HERE.  For a copy of the 2011 green welcome letter and the syllabus, click HERE.
  2. Assignment A #1, 2, 3, 5----#1.  actively read green welcome letter and last year's students' advice letters (handed out in class today).  If you were absent or would like another sampling of this letter from students of last year, click HERE or HERE.        #2.  do WA2 "First Impressions" on topics A-F (something about every topic covering a total minimum of at least 2 sides of paper),     

    FOR FUN, Take a look that this Pride & Prejudice Austen Facebook

    http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

     

    # 3.  Fill out vocab sheet for 4 words (you'll do the other four tomorrow night).    Choose four words (college level) of your own. Write the definitions, tricks, etc. on the form given in class.  If you need this form, click HERE.   Be sure to think up a "trick" for each word which will help people remember the definition. Don't forget to add the trick to help us remember the word's definition (they can be really silly) Example:  for the word "taciturn," the trick might be "That's Saturn!"  imagine a picture of the planet Saturn with a smiley face on it.  The ring is around Saturn's mouth because "taciturn" means quiet.  Ha! (Silly!)     Note: below are some cool word websites.  Here are the URL's: http://www.wordsmith.org or http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/ (for vocabulary building; once you "sign up," you will receive an e-mail daily with a "word of the day" and other fun! t has a new word each day, the etymology, a sentence, and a quote of the day.  There are also Themes of the Week. ) and, if you like, bookmark these great WORD resources:  http://thesaurus.reference.com/   and http://thesaurus.reference.com/features/thesaurusalphabet2005  and Wally's favorite online thesaurus: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/landing/  and for etymology work:   http://www.etymonline.com/ and for idioms: http://www.tjtaylor.net/tools-idioms-phrasal-verbs.htm      

    #5.  Bring a file folder to class tomorrow!

  3. BRING check for $5.00 for the EPHS SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR WRITING PAPERS.  Major rule changes made all our old materials "extinct," so we gathered all the necessary materials and put together a manual that our students will find necessary when writing papers-grammar rules, formatting, documentation procedures, etc., are all in the manual.  It is bound, color-coded, and has worked great with all students who ordered it this year.  All students need to purchase the manual, so please bring a check immediately for $5.00 made out to "EP SCHOOLS-SURVIVAL MANUAL."  We will be using the manuals right away.  Without one, students will need to use the online version available on our EPHS English Department home page:

    http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

    Design your "quilt square" incorporating your personality (due Friday)--attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.  Also, put ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections on this square.  Also, be sure to write your name in large letters on the square.  Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in Wally's classroom (269).
  4. REMINDER!  BRING ACTIVELY READING BOOKS THIS FRIDAY.  THE TEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 17th.  MAKE SURE YOUR SELF-SCORED ACTIVE READING RUBRIC IS FILLED OUT.

    For a copy of your Advanced 12 Summer Reading Assignment, click Summer Reading and Writing Assignment .

    Click SUMMER READING RUBRICS  for a copy of the rubric to see how the Active Reading (30 test points) will be graded!

      

NOTE!  IF YOU WERE ABSENT TODAY, e-mail me ASAP so I can fill you in lwallenberg@edenpr.org    You must do WA 1:  Reflections (Timed writings and Lifeline)  If you were absent and need instructions on how to do this, click HERE.

WEDNESDAY, day 2

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Today's Quote of the Day:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.  That's why we call it the 'present.'"

Today's allusion:

Achilles heel

Today's Words of the Day:

synchronicity

serendipity

the famous Serendipity Cafe in NYC

http://www.serendipity3.com/

Check it out!

For a copy of the  LIST OF JOURNALS, click HERE.

To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

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  1. Group check-in:
    • synchronicity or serendipity?
    • WA 2 First Impressions--each group has a diff. assigned topics A-G.  A:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS & SUMMER READING  B:  SYLLABUS/WELCOME LETTER  C: LETTER OF ADVICE FROM 2010 senior   D:  FLAGS FLYING IDEA   E:  EDUCATIONAL PARADIGMS   
     
  2. examples of synchronicity and serendipity--show the video from CBS  OED DEFINTIONS: synchronicity and serendipity

3.      Words of the Day and how to do tricks!  Pass around Vocabulary Trick Books

4.      Intro concept of Universal Questions

5.      Intro Allusion concept---Allusion of the Day--achilles heel

6.        How to do 6 FIG cards--Using the colored slips given out in class, make one F (factual--pink), one I (interpretive--blue), and one G (global--gold) question for each of the summer reads!  (total of 6 slips = 6 pts). Be sure to label which book each card is for--put answers on the back.  FOR AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE FIG QUESTIONS ARE, CLICK HERE!

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stamp WA 2 First Impressions (10 pts.)
 

 

 

 

  1. Yeah! OUR HOMEWORK CALENDAR IS FINALLY DONE!  Please print out a copy of it by clicking HERE.  To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

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  2. 6 FIG cards--Using the colored slips given out in class, make one F (factual--pink), one I (interpretive--blue), and one G (global--gold) question for each of the summer reads!  (total of 6 slips = 6 pts). Be sure to label which book each card is for--put answers on the back.  FOR AN EXPLANATION AND SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE FIG QUESTIONS ARE, CLICK HERE!
  3. Assignment B #2---WA 3 Universal Questions: Write a minmum of one side on one or more of the questions under ONE of these topics: The Universe/God  or On Society or On the Individual.   You must include connections/examples of summer reading!!!   For a copy of the Universal Questions hand-out, click HERE. 
  4. Bring a file folder to class tomorrow!
  5. Finish the out vocab sheet.  Now do the same thing you did last night for your 4 words of choice.  Fill out the back of the vocab. sheet for your new  4 assigned words (highlighted on your ivory packet--click HERE if you need one).  After defining 4 of of your assigned words, you should have a TOTAL of 8.  Write the definitions, tricks, etc. on the form given in class.  If you need this form, click HERE.   Be sure to think up a "trick" for each word which will help people remember the definition. Don't forget to add the trick to help us remember the word's definition (they can be really silly) Example:  for the word "taciturn," the trick might be "That's Saturn!"  imagine a picture of the planet Saturn with a smiley face on it.  The ring is around Saturn's mouth because "taciturn" means quiet.  Ha! (Silly!)     Note: below are some cool word websites.  Here are the URL's: http://www.wordsmith.org or http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/ (for vocabulary building; once you "sign up," you will receive an e-mail daily with a "word of the day" and other fun! t has a new word each day, the etymology, a sentence, and a quote of the day.  There are also Themes of the Week. ) and, if you like, bookmark these great WORD resources:  http://thesaurus.reference.com/   and http://thesaurus.reference.com/features/thesaurusalphabet2005  and Wally's favorite online thesaurus: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/landing/  and for etymology work:   http://www.etymonline.com/ and for idioms: http://www.tjtaylor.net/tools-idioms-phrasal-verbs.htm      

     
  6. Design your "quilt square" incorporating your personality (due Friday)--attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.  Also, put ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections on this square.  Also, be sure to write your name in large letters on the square.  Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in Wally's classroom (269).
  7.  HEADS UP!   REMINDER!  BRING ACTIVELY READING BOOKS THIS FRIDAY.  THE TEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 18th.  MAKE SURE YOUR SELF-SCORED ACTIVE READING RUBRIC IS FILLED OUT.

    For a copy of your Advanced 12 Summer Reading Assignment, click Summer Reading and Writing Assignment .

    You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

    Click SUMMER READING RUBRICS  for a copy of the rubric to see how the Active Reading (30 test points) will be graded!

 

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THURSDAY, day 3

Today's Quote of the Day:

Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!

Today's allusion:

pound of flesh

Today's Words of the Day:

ennui

enigmatic

dogma

sagacious

  1. Group check-in:
    • SIT IN SUMMER NOVEL GROUPS
    • synchronicity or serendipity?
    • Evaluate the Senior Advice posters and eliminate the duplicates.  Vote for your favorites using the stickers.
    • Check out books--LBT and gray grammar
    • pick CLT topic from FATE can and Share CLT paper topic
     
  1. Synchronicity?
  2. WORDS OF THE DAY and allusion of the day
  3. Share assigned WA2 First Impressions transparencies (CLICK HERE)   A:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS & SUMMER READING  B:  SYLLABUS/WELCOME LETTER  C: LETTER OF ADVICE FROM 2010 senior   D:  FLAGS FLYING IDEA   E:  EDUCATIONAL PARADIGMS   
  4. Intro to Cultural Literacy
  5. Intro to CLT PAPER
  6. SUMMER READING NOVEL GROUPS:  1. TABLE TOPICS, if time!  2. assign who does what parts of MWDS--click HERE for pdf. copy         3.  MAYBE! begin to share FIG cards--Using the colored slips given out in class, make one F (factual--pink), one I (interpretive--blue), and one G (global--gold) question for each of the summer reads!

    4. MAYBE!  Share/ copy MWDS sections from group members

  7. FINISH WA 1 REFLECTIONS:  F TIME, WA 1:  Reflections—debrief and continue Lifeline and "When I was little. . ." statement)  If you were absent and need instructions on how to do this, click HERE.  Debrief difference between the two writings   Lifeline activity and maybe 6 degrees of separation theory  Sara Groves song "One More Thing"  For a copy of the lyrics to this great song, click HERE.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stamp WA 3 Universal Questions & connection to summer lit. (5 pts)
  2. FIG Q'S (6 pts)
  3. file folder
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BRING FILE FOLDER!
  2. FHFF THE FIRST FANTASTIC HEALTH FOOD FRIDAY TOMORROWBring something!  Surprise your group!   Your group will love you if you remember to do this!
  3. WA 4  "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!" (5 pts or 1 side min.) Read Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address--"Stay Hungry!  Be Foolish!"  For a copy of this address, click HERE.   If you would like to see the entire graduation address on youtube (14 minutes), go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA  If you would like to see Jobs actually delivering part of the address (starting with his comments on death--6 minutes approx), CLICK ON:   http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/grad-061505.html         At the top of your WA 4, write the quote "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!"  Choose one of his three topics (Connecting the dots or Love and Loss or Death or the overall "Stay Hungry!  Be Foolish" idea). Discuss how one or more of these topics resonates with you!   What messages in the grad. address make sense to you, connect to your life, etc.?  If you were to sit down with Steve Jobs and converse about the address, what would you ask him? What would you share with him about how this all relates to you? For example, how have some of the dots connected in your life?      FYI:  Here are some other very recent articles on Jobs you might find interesting: http://www.thestar.com/Business/Technology/article/693370  and http://www.aarp.org/aarp/live_and_learn/Cover_Stories/articles/Never_Settle__Secrets_of_an_Innovator.html
  4. Design your "quilt square" incorporating your personality (due Friday)--attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.  Also, put ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections on this square.  Also, be sure to write your name in large letters on the square.  Make this uniquely "you"!  Tomorrow, will put these up on the wall in Wally's classroom (269).
  5. Do your assigned page of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS for SUMMER READING: You can either handwrite your answers on the ivory sheets provided in class or click HERE for a WORD document if you want to type right on the sheets. Click  HERE for a pdf. copy of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS. You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.
  6. HEADS UP!   REMINDER!  YOU WILL NEED TO BRING ACTIVELY READING NOVELS TOMORROW  FRIDAY (SEPT. 10th) FOR NOVEL GROUP DISCUSSION. 

    ENRICHMENT!  

    Check out Jane Austen's FACEBOOK:

    ..\..\AP&ADV 12\SUMMER READING & SUPPLEMENTARY\2009 Austenbook FACEBOOK on PRIDE & PREJUDICE.pdf

Friday, Day 4  September 10th

Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"

Watch these youtube videos about the story of Prof. Randy Pausch from Carnegie-Mellon giving his last lecture (a tradition for retiring professors at C-M to do before leaving to leave their life lessons with their students) at age 47 when he found out he had cancer and only had a few months to live.     Incredible!

  the actual FULL VERSION speech "The Last Lecture"  (1 hour 16 min--well worth it!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo&feature=related

highlights of "The Last Lecture"  (8:48 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw3G9_Ysg2E&NR=1

We don't beat the grim reaper by living longer; we beat the grim reaper by living well.

Time Magazine's 10 Questions for Randy Pausch (5:06 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdEgcTE4i24&feature=related

Randy Pausch & Eric Hutchinson music (3 min. 31 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7O6AWwLyAk&NR

Wall Street Journal  tribute to Randy Pausch (5:13 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIysXLiA5s0&feature=related

Randy Pausch Carnegie-Mellon grad speech  (6 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA&NR=1

Inspirational Speech by Dr. Randy Pausch On the Oprah Winfrey Show: The Last Lecture. Dr. Pausch Passed Away On July 25, 2008  (10 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA&NR=1

CBS announcement of Randy's death

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SwZQlzZRtk&feature=related

Today's Quote of the Day:

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. -John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

Today's allusion:

Sacred Cow

 

Today's Words of the Day:

assuage

avarice

misanthropy

mitigate

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  1. Group check-in:
    • weekend plans/hopes
    • put up your "square"
    • sign out books
    • design your file folder! with 5 goals on it
  2. Words of the Day & Allusion--Sacred Cow
  3. SUMMER READING NOVEL GROUPS: 

 1. Share your reaction to  WA 3 Universal Questions and WA 4 Stay Hungry Stay Foolish  Go round robin and share some of what you wrote

2.  Share FIG cards--Using the colored slips given out in class, make one F (factual--pink), one I (interpretive--blue), and one G (global--gold) question for each of the summer reads!

3.  Share/ copy MWDS sections from group members

 

4.  Watch "The Last Lecture"

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. collect WA 2
  2. your "square"
  3. FIG Q'S
  4. WA 4 Stay Hungry
  1. WA 4 Controversial Articles--Write down your thoughts on 3 topics over 2 sides (10 points). Read one or more articles from each colored section.   Be sure to address these 3 topics: TOPIC A.) REWARDS (the purple section of the packet) as discussed in articles like Zen & the Art of Grade Motivation,  Alfie Kohn's article from his book Punished by Rewards, and David Ruenzel's article "Gold Stars"), and TOPIC B.) COLLEGE INSPIRED ARTICLES (the ivory section of the packet)  and TOPIC C.) MISCELLANEOUS/POTLUCK (the green section of the packet)   Devote a minimum of about 1/3 of your discussion over the 2 sides to each of these topics.  NOTE:  There is so much material here, so remember to "Take what you like and leave the rest"! 

    FYI!  If Kohn's work further intrigues you, check out his website:  http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.html  I particularly enjoyed listening to some of his interviews, particularly his take on homework explored in his latest book entitled

  2. Assignment E--#1-4 GET READY FOR THE FIRST PAPER! Read several articles attached to the purple packet  to familiarize yourself with the concept E.D. Hirsch calls "Cultural Literacy."      In the box on p. 7 of your HW packet, jot down your thoughts on this concept.  Then actively read the CLT paper packet and take the "quiz" over the requirements. The CLT paper is due WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th.  This weekend, start looking for info. on your CLT topic in a library or online.   Start your research! 

 

ENRICHMENT!  

Check out Jane Austen's FACEBOOK:

..\..\AP&ADV 12\SUMMER READING & SUPPLEMENTARY\2009 Austenbook FACEBOOK on PRIDE & PREJUDICE.pdf

  1. HEADS UP!   REMINDER!  YOU WILL NEED TO BRING ACTIVELY READING BOOKS NEXT FRIDAY (SEPT. 17th).  THE TEST WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 17th.  MAKE SURE YOUR SELF-SCORED ACTIVE READING RUBRIC IS FILLED OUT.

    For a copy of your Advanced 12 Summer Reading Assignment, click Summer Reading and Writing Assignment .

    Click SUMMER READING RUBRICS  for a copy of the rubric to see how the Active Reading (30 test points) will be graded!  CLICK HERE. You might also find a genealogical table helpful with Richard III and Henry V.  Printing one out might be helpful for tomorrow's discussion. For a copy of this, click HERE AND HERE.   If you would like a list of characters from either play or the summer novels, click HERE.

  2. Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"

    Watch these youtube videos about the story of Prof. Randy Pausch from Carnegie-Mellon giving his last lecture (a tradition for retiring professors at C-M to do before leaving to leave their life lessons with their students) at age 47 when he found out he had cancer and only had a few months to live.     Incredible!

      the actual FULL VERSION speech "The Last Lecture"  (1 hour 16 min--well worth it!!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo&feature=related

    highlights of "The Last Lecture"  (8:48 min.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw3G9_Ysg2E&NR=1

    We don't beat the grim reaper by living longer; we beat the grim reaper by living well.

    Time Magazine's 10 Questions for Randy Pausch (5:06 min.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdEgcTE4i24&feature=related

    Randy Pausch & Eric Hutchinson music (3 min. 31 sec)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7O6AWwLyAk&NR

    Wall Street Journal  tribute to Randy Pausch (5:13 min.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIysXLiA5s0&feature=related

    Randy Pausch Carnegie-Mellon grad speech  (6 min)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA&NR=1

    Inspirational Speech by Dr. Randy Pausch On the Oprah Winfrey Show: The Last Lecture. Dr. Pausch Passed Away On July 25, 2008  (10 min.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA&NR=1

    CBS announcement of Randy's death

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SwZQlzZRtk&feature=related

     

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

next week save space

  1. Assignment D #1 Comma Diagnostic:    Using the scanner sheet to record your answers, take the salmon Comma Pretest  (Watch out for the wild numbering!)  At the end of the test, you are asked to answer some questions.  Do not answer those on the test.  ANSWER THEM ON THE BACK OF YOUR SCANNER SHEET.  If you did not get a copy of the salmon pretest, click HERE. For fun, play the PUNCTUATION GAME!  Click HERE:  http://eatsshootsandleaves.com/ESLquiz.html
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  3. FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP!  We're going to see  Othello on October 22nd (Click HERE for the permission slip) and A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, Dec. 16th (Click HERE for the permission slip!) and  ♥ Romeo & Juliet on Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2010 (Click HERE for the permission slip!)  Payment and permission slips for Othello are due Sept. 17--this coming Thursday!

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