Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Orange Shagamuffins

Make sure you post at least two (2) times a week about your book.

The Shattamucks

Make sure you post at least two (2) times a week about your book.


Make sure you post at least two (2) times a week about your book!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Research Paper Extension!

Due to the inclement weather on Friday, December 19, we were not in school to continue working on our research projects. Therefore, the due date has been extended. Use the holiday break effectively to revise and edit your paper.

The paper is now due January 6, the Tuesday we return!

Make sure you have:
Rough Drafts
Final Draft (with parenthetical references)
Works Cited

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Research Paper Outline

For the past weeks, we've had time to choose a topic, research in the library, and develop a thesis. Our next stage in writing the paper is to create an outline.

For this assignment:

  • Clearly state your topic and thesis

  • Type up your outline (in whichever form you choose) and post it on the blogsite

  • Read classmates' blogs and respond to at least 3 with comments

Due Date: Monday, December 15th (By 3 pm.)

Extra credit will be awarded to those who post earlier.

If you are using Inspiration or any other software to post your outline, email it to Mr. Zinman at I will then add those images to the post.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Book Recommendation Assignment

We've learned there are different purposes which encourage us to read.  While sometimes we read books based on certain topics or written in various genres, many times it is the recommendation of our peers which gets us reading.  For this assignment, choose a book you've read in the last three months which you enjoyed and write a review/recommendation.

Points to Remember:
Summarize the main idea of the story in 2-3 sentences. (Think of the genre, the setting, and beginning of the story line.)
Suggest what type of reader would like the book.
Check your spelling before you post a comment!

Due Dates:  
8th Grade - Saturday, October 4th by 3 p.m.
7th Grade - Sunday, October 5th by 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to Our Class Blog!

I'm glad to offer this interactive site for our English classes.  This will give us a chance to respond to readings, writings, and other media.  I hope we all have a chance to use this technology to improve our own writing as well as develop our personal opinions.  Remember, keep it focussed and keep it clean, and always check your work before posting.
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