Extra Credit Options….use up to TWO

10 Point Assignments

  1. Read an article that relates to a story or idea discussed in class. You may find articles on teentribune.com or on newsela.com. Write a half to one page summary of the article with commentary about what you read.


  1. As you are reading independently, find five words you don’t know.  Copy the sentences from which the words appear and then look up and copy the definition.


  1. Find an online age appropriate writing contest and copy a submitted entry to bring to class.


  1. Write a one page letter of appreciation using letter writing format to a person or business that has helped you in some way.  Express your gratitude to them giving specific examples of what they did that helped you.  Deliver the letter and bring me a copy.


  1. Write a song or poem of 20 or more lines. Get 20 points if you make it into a PowerPoint with images.


  1. Read about an author you have enjoyed and list 20 facts about this author.


  1. Write 10 questions and interview a parent or another adult about what life was like for them as a teenager.


  1. Go to myspellit.com and click on one of the languages or fields from “Words From.” Select the tab marked “You Try It.”  Attempt and print any 20 questions with answers that you read and understood.


  1. Rewrite a chapter of a book you read as a screenplay for a movie. Use character names for your dialogue.


11/1 & 11/2 Drama Agenda


Today we jumped right in to finish “War of the Worlds”

After, we engaged in some videos and a PowerPoint to demonstrate how to write a monologue.

ingredients of effective monologue


Today we took a list of vocabulary words that we had collected over the last two weeks, and made sure we had definitions for them.  After, we played vocabulary games in rotating stations.




Comedic Monologue

Dramatic Monologue








Stage Directions


Imagery and metaphor

Pause and silence

Changes of tone


You should choose a word from the cup and then roll the die. You must follow the directions for the number you rolled. Students keep rolling until they have rolled every number from one to six and followed the directions for those rolls.

  1. Write a definition of your word
  2. Use your word in a sentence
  3. Give a synonym for your word
  4. Give an antonym for your word
  5. Draw a picture of your word
  6. Write a word that rhymes with your word


Act out the vocabulary word you choose out of the cup, WITHOUT talking.



Draw the vocabulary word on the board without using words, verbal or written.



Quiz each other – what does this word mean?

10/27 English 2 Agenda

Today several students were on a field trip.

Homework: Read through page 86

In class, we read silently, retook vocabulary quizzes, answered previous quiz questions for extra credit, and started working on vocabulary for the next quiz.