Mrs. Hicks's English Class

What's Been Going On?

Fourth quarter is well underway, and we've done a lot in class! This letter will keep you up to date on what we've been up to, as well as what's coming up!

Research Project

The class started on an individual research project a while ago, with each student selecting a novel and picking out a topic found in it that can be applied to society today. Students interviewed people on their topic, researched and wrote an essay on their selected topic. They have done revisions with peers and teacher, conferences, and used a writing website to analyze their work. Students even got to create a blog and share information with students from another school.
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Research Project Is Due...

Thursday, April 30th, 1pm

This is an online event.

The essay, outline, interview answers, note cards and all things used for the project are due on this date. Everything should be placed in a folder in the proper sides and handed to Mrs. Hicks upon arrival to class.

Ongoing Things

~The most recent MSCL was due Tuesday, April 28, and included slides irony through setting. This is a project we have been working on since the start of class.

~Tracker Jacket has been updated, and now includes test scores, weekly class grades, absences, and overall grade. This is updated almost weekly, so be sure to check it out!

~ Study Island topics on the two weakest standards are in the process of being completed. The due date will be listed below.

Study Island Due!

Thursday, April 30th, 1pm

This is an online event.

The two sections that were scored lowest in's questions are due today. There should be 20 questions answered at minimum and the score should be a 90%.

Vocabulary Unit 4 Test

Wednesday, April 29th, 1pm

This is an online event.

The test for this final unit of vocabulary will be done on this day.

Julius Caesar

This week the class started reading Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Before reading the book, everyone did a web quest on Google Presentation. Students are assigned character parts to read to the rest of the class, and simplified and translated notes are taken after certain chunks are read. Once the class finishes reading the play, we will watch the movie. Weekly activities on the reading are done in groups in class.