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Friday, January 29th 2010 Friday, January 29th 2010
Today's Agenda Happy Bonus Day Announcement: Calendar Update Presentations for Part 4 Quiz from Block Day Part 5 Historical Context activity Sign up for short story for Part 5 Friday, January 29th 2010
Note to Absent Students: You will need to schedule a time to come in and make up the oral portion of your Part 4 Quiz Presentation. Check out the Revised Calendar (located under the women writers folder on my webpage. Read the introduction to Part 5 in your textbook and take notes in the "historical context" column of your graphic organizer. Pick one of the short stories listed for part 5 on the front page of your graphic organizer. Read it and fill out the appropriate cells. Today's Bonus Trivia:
1. "______, an Italian immigrant, came to the United States in 1914 when he was only 17. Upon his arrival, he immediately got a job as a chef at New York's Plaza Hotel, where his brother worked as a waiter. After moving to Cleveland, he perfected his spaghetti and meatball recipe in 1929. His customers kept asking for bottles of his pasta sauce so they could have it at home, and he obliged. He then added cheeses and pasta to the sauce. The results were so popular that he started to sell the products in area stores, and later in stores outside the area. He remained an advisor in the canned pasta business until his death at age 87 in 1985. And yes, that is his picture on the label." Author Ian Fleming named his secret spy after a Philadelphian ornithologist and the author of a book called Birds of the West India. Who is the (now) famous spy? This famous candy maker opened his first candy shop in Philadelphia when he was 18 years old. The business failed after six years. He then moved from city to city before finally returning to Lancaster in 1886 to open the Lancaster Caramel Company. In 1900 he sold the caramel company so he could focus on producing the candy for which he is now famous. (Hint: the company today uses 700,000 quarts of milk each day and is the single largest user of almonds in the country). 1. 1. **Today's Trivia comes from Cool Quiz Trivia at http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/names/names.asp? Friday, January 29th 2010
Homework for This Weekend: None On Deck for Monday: Work Day for Part 5 readings and graphic organizer. ...
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