Monday, 11/13 (A) – Tuesday, 11/14 (B): “Always Wanting More” Analysis

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  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.


  • Today students completed the “Always Wanting More” Vocabulary bell ringer and added it to their comp. books. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information, or borrow a classmate’s comp. book. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks.
  • The class added the “mood/tone cheat sheet” into their comp. books. If absent, your copy is available in the absent folder for your class. and practiced assessing tone using the teenager and the businessman in the State Farm car commercial.
  • We refreshed our memories of the reading, “Always Wanting More” by answering the questions: 1) according to the author, what accounts for the attitude of modern consumers toward the consumption of goods and 2) what is the goal of the modern superstore?
  • After reviewing our answers, the teacher looked over the “Always Wanting More” Analyzing the Text worksheet with students to ensure they knew how to complete the five tasks.
  • Students had the remainder of the work period to finish the tasks outlined in today’s power point. This included the worksheet and the assigned Achieve 3000: “Milky Ways in the Making” (both were due today.)


  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Submit your typed essay to Focus and your written essay packet to the class inbox by your deadline (see this post for the specifics.) Please note, essays may be turned in prior to deadlines, but the written essay still needs to be submitted to communicate the essay in Focus is the finalized essay and is ready to be graded.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Milky Ways in the Making” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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