The Value of Education

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week 3 Syllabus

“In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
Thomas Jefferson

Honors English 10 Pre-AP English
Mrs. Shehane
August 23-27, 2010

Monday, Aug. 23 – BENCHMARK TESTING (Language)
Classwork: Vocabulary practice (25 words); Test Friday
Test on all Native American myths Wed./Thurs. (modified
block schedule)

Tuesday, Aug. 24 – BENCHMARK TESTING (Reading)
Homework: Study vocabulary and myths
Voc. test Friday; N.A. test Wed. for odd-numbered classes, Thurs.,

Wednesday, Aug. 25 Test- NA Myth
Voc. test Friday

Thurs., Aug. 26 INDIAN PERIOD – guest presenter – Dr. Del Witherspoon,
author of two books based upon Wetumpka's Native American
history; retired professor, Auburn University Montgomery.
Location TBA.

Friday., Aug. 27 Vocabulary test
Independent reading TBA.

Vocabulary list: altruistic, ambivalent, angular, arrogant, aversion, discern, disdain, disparage, disparity, embellish, engender, innocuous, insipid, lament, laud, obscure, ostentatious, prodigal, repudiate, reticence, revere, serene, subtle, superfluous, taciturn

Students are responsible for knowing all forms of the word, using the words in sentences, and mastering sentence patterns which include the following:

Participial phrases, absolute phrases, appositives.

Participial: Repudiating the evidence, the lawyer pointed his finger at the defendant.
Absolute: His finger pointed, the lawyer repudiated the evidence provided by the defendant.
Appositive: The lawyer, a defense attorney from Atlanta, pointed his finger at the defendant.

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