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66 Friday, December 4, 2020 Students will brainstorm podcast topics for The Odyssey, Books 17-24. We we review samples, storyboarding, and the rubric. Complete reading The Odyssey, Books 17-24. Next week, students will complete another step for their podcasts. Final podcasts due Fri., 12/11.
65 Thursday, December 3, 2020 Discuss and plan for upcoming podcasts. Complete reading The Odyssey, Books 17-24 this week. Daily podcast workshops through Fri., 12/4. Podcasting
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Calamity Day #3. Complete reading The Odyssey, Books 17-24 this week. Daily podcast workshops through Fri., 12/4. Podcasting
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Calamity Day #2. Hazardous snow conditions. Stay indoors as much as possible. Complete reading The Odyssey, Books 17-24 this week. Daily podcast workshops Wed., 12/2 through Fri., 12/4. Podcasting
Monday, November 30, 2020 Calamity Day #1 Zoom meeting on Tuesday. Complete reading The Odyssey by Wed., 12/2.
64 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Students will complete and submit in-class essay. If time permits, read The Odyssey or SSR. Complete reading The Odyssey by Wed., 12/2.
63 Monday, November 23, 2020 Students will continue drafting for in-class essay assignment. Students will complete in-class essay assessment and submit final draft for in Edulastic during class on Tues., 11/24. King-Wiesel essays
62 Friday, November 20, 2020 Students will begin reading, annotating, and prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Students will continue reading, annotating, and prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Final draft for in-class essays will be Tues., 11/24. King-Wiesel essays
61 Thursday, November 19, 2020 Students will take actual Comma Rules #3 assessment. Then, begin reading, annotating, and prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Students need to begin reading, annotating, and prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Final draft for in-class essays will be Tues., 11/24. King-Wiesel essays
60 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 All students will participate Socratic Seminars on Books 13-16 of The Odyssey. Some will be posing questions and discussion while others will be observing and critiquing peers. On Thurs., 11/19, take actual Comma Rules #3 assessment and begin reading, annotating, and prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Final draft for in-class essays will be Tues., 11/24. King-Wiesel essays
59 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 All students will participate Socratic Seminars on Books 9-12 of The Odyssey. Some will be posing questions and discussion while others will be observing and critiquing peers. On Wed., 11/18, students will participate in seminar for Books 13-16. Thurs., 11/19, take actual Comma Rules #3 assessment and begin prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Odyssey seminar 9-16
58 Monday, November 16, 2020 Students will discuss practice work for Comma Rules #3. Afterwards, students will sign-up for dates and review guidelines for upcoming Socratic Seminars on Books 9-16 of The Odyssey. Tues., 11/17, all students will participate in seminar for Books 9-12. On Wed., 11/18, all students will participate in seminar for Books 13-16. Thurs., 11/19, take actual Comma Rules #3 assessment and begin prewriting for in-class essay assignment. Odyssey seminar 9-16
57 Friday, November 13, 2020 Students will discuss practice work for Comma Rules #3. Afterwards, students will sign-up for dates and review guidelines for upcoming Socratic Seminars on Books 9-16 of The Odyssey. Complete reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 and prepare questions, etc. on Mon., 11/16. Tues., 11/17, students will participate in seminar for Books 9-12. On Wed., 11/18, students will participate in seminar for Books 13-16. Thurs., 11/19, take actual Comma Rules #3 assessment and begin prewriting for in-class essay assignment.
56 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Students will continue grammar practice for Comma Rules #3. Afterwards, students may use time to prepare questions and annotate Books 9-16 of The Odyssey. Fri., 11/13, take actual grammar assessment for Comma Rules #3 and review Socratic Seminar Do's and Don'ts. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due on Mon., 11/16. Seminar do's & don'ts
55 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Students will take vocabulary assessment on literary devices. Then, work on new grammar work for introduces and interrupters and practice quiz. Students may also use time to read and annotate Books 9-16 of The Odyssey. Thurs., 11/12, continue grammar practice for Comma Rules #3. Fri., 11/13, take actual grammar assessment for Comma Rules #3 and review Socratic Seminar Do's and Don'ts. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due on Mon., 11/16. Seminar do's & don'ts
54 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Students will review new grammar work for Comma Rules #3. Use time to practice introduces and interrupters as well as Literary devices vocabulary list. Literary devices vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 11/11. Thurs., 11/12, continue grammar practice for Comma Rules #3. Fri., 11/13, take actual grammar assessment for Comma Rules #3 and review Socratic Seminar Do's and Don'ts. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due on Mon., 11/16.
53 Monday, November 9, 2020 Students will begin new grammar work for Comma Rules #3. Use time to practice vocabulary, SSR or The Odyssey. The next vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 11/11. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due on Mon., 11/16.
52 Friday, November 6, 2020 Students will discuss AoW and practice new vocabulary terms. On Mon., 11/9 students will begin new grammar work for Comma Rules #3. The next vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 11/11. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due, Mon., 11/16.
51 Thursday, November 5, 2020 Students will work on claims, evidence, and elaborations. On Fri., 11/6 complete working on claims, evidence and elaborations. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due, Mon., 11/16. Meditation AoW
50 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Students will have 15 minutes to finalize assessment on The Odyssey, Books 1-8. Upon completion, students may work on this week's AoW, SSR, make up assignments, or continue reading The Odyssey. On Thurs., 11/5, we will work on claims, evidence, and elaborations. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due, Mon., 11/16. Meditation AoW
49 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Students will be assessed on The Odyssey, Books 1-8. This Wed. and Thurs., we will work on claims, evidence, and elaborations. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Continue reading and annotating The Odyssey, Books 9-16 due, Mon., 11/16. Meditation AoW
48 Monday, November 2, 2020 Students will discuss The Odyssey, Books 1-8. Turn in picture notes and comma rules #2 take home quiz. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Meditation AoW
47 Friday, October 30, 2020 Students will discuss the comma rules #2 practice assessment. Review three types of paragraphs for AoW. Due Mon., 11/2, comma rules #2 take-home assessment, The Odyssey, Books 1-8 and picture notes. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Meditation AoW
46 Thursday, October 29, 2020 Students will take Odyssey List #2 vocabulary assessment. If time permits continue reading The Odyssey or begin new AoW. On Fri., 10/30, students will work with partners on discuss the comma rules #2 practice assessment. Due Mon., 11/2, The Odyssey, Books 1-8 and picture notes. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3. Meditation AoW due Fri., 11/6. Meditation AoW
45 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Students will take Cold Reading #2 assessment. If time permits continue reading The Odyssey and practicing new vocabulary. On Thurs., 10/29, students will take Odyssey List #2 vocabulary quiz. On Fri., 10/30, students will work with partners on actual comma rules #2 assessment. Due Mon., 11/2, The Odyssey, Books 1-8 and picture notes. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3.
44 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Students will review practice assessment for new comma rules #2. Time will be allotted to read, annotate, write signposts, and complete picture notes for The Odyssey, Books 1-8. Wed., 10/28, students will take cold reading #2 assessment. Odyssey List #2 vocabulary quiz will be Thurs., 10/29. On Fri., 10/30, students will work with partners on actual comma rules #2 assessment. Due Mon., 11/2, The Odyssey, Books 1-8 and picture notes. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3. 2nd Quarter Reading Log
43 Monday, October 26, 2020 Students will be assigned grammar partners to take practice assessment for new comma rules #2. Keep up with assigned Odyssey reading and vocabulary list #2. On Tues., 10/27, students will take a cold reading assessment. Wed., 10/28, students will take actual grammar assessment. Odyssey List #2 quiz will be Thurs., 10/29. Read and annotate Books 1-8 and complete picture notes for Mon., 11/2. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3.
42 Friday, October 23, 2020 Students will discuss AoW, Book 1 picture notes, new comma rules #2. Practice Odyssey Vocabulary #2 List at Vocabulary.com; Odyssey List #2 quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. Read and annotate Books 1-8 and complete picture notes for Mon., 11/2. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3.
41 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Students will take Odyssey Vocabulary #1 quiz. Then, discuss Book 1 and new comma rules #2 work and partners. AoW due Fri., 10/23. See new Odyssey Vocabulary #2 List at Vocabulary.com; Odyssey List #2 quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. Read and annotate Books 1-8 and complete picture notes for Mon., 11/2. Odyssey warm-reading assessment on Tues., 11/3. Odyssey picture notes AoW 7 Habits
40 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 We will discuss Book 1 signpost sheet for The Odyssey. Take grammar pre-assessment for Comma Rules #2. Thurs., 10/22, Odyssey Vocabulary #1 quiz retake. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Read and annotate Books 1-8 and complete picture notes for Mon., 11/2. Odyssey picture notes AoW 7 Habits
39 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 We will discuss Book 1 of The Odyssey (pp. 3-14). Students will complete signposts and Odyssey picture notes on their own. Wed., 10/21, take grammar pre-assessment for Comma Rules #2. Thurs., 10/22, Odyssey Vocabulary #1 quiz retake. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Books 1-8 due with picture notes due Mon., 11/2. Odyssey picture notes AoW 7 Habits
38 Monday, October 19, 2020 We will complete our introduction and begin reading The Odyssey. Students will complete signposts on their own. Bring Odyssey texts daily to class. Discuss Book 1 and begin Book 2. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Books 1-8 due with picture notes due Mon., 11/2. Book One signposts AoW 7 Habits
37 Friday, October 16, 2020 We will continue our introduction to The Odyssey. Mon., 10/19, bring The Odyssey to class. Book 1 discussion and begin Book 2. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Books 1-8 due with picture notes due Mon., 11/2. Odyssey name pronunciations AoW 7 Habits
36 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Students will take Odyssey vocabulary quiz. Fri., 10/16, Introduce The Odyssey.
35 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Students will not meet for class today due to PSAT. On Thurs., 10/15, students will take Odyssey vocabulary quiz. Fri., 10/16, we will introduce The Odyssey.
34 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Students will take cold reading assessment. SSR time will be allotted. Wed., 10/14, no classes meet due to PSAT. On Thurs., 10/15, take Odyssey vocabulary quiz. Fri., 10/16, introduce The Odyssey.
33 Monday, October 12, 2020 Students will discuss new Odyssey vocabulary terms. Wrap up comma rules #1 work. Take cold reading assessment on Tues., 10/12. On Thurs., 10/15, take Odyssey vocabulary quiz. Fri., 10/16, introduce The Odyssey.
32 Thursday, October 8, 2020 Students will complete in-class assessment on Oedipus which will cover tone, structure, themes, and figurative language. Time will be allotted to complete expository essay or for SSR. Discuss new Odyssey vocabulary terms on Mon., 10/12. Take cold reading assessment on Tues., 10/12. On Thurs., 10/15, take Odyssey vocabulary quiz. Fri., 10/16, introduce The Odyssey.
31 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Students will take in-class assessment on Oedipus which will cover tone, structure, themes, and figurative language. Final draft for expository essay due Thurs., 10/8. Time will be allotted for SSR.
30 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Students will review and annotate Oedipus passages for tone, structure, themes, and figurative language. Oedipus assessment on Wed., 10/7. Final draft for expository essay due Thurs., 10/8. Oedipus Assessment Passages
29 Monday, October 5, 2020 Students will complete reading Oedipus. Discuss characters, figurative language, themes, and symbolism. Picture Day is Tues., 10/6 during English class. Oedipus assessment on Wed., 10/7. Final draft for expository essay due Thurs., 10/8. Oedipus Assessment Passages
28 Friday, October 2, 2020 Students will complete reading to p. 242 of Oedipus. Time allotted for SSR or completion of expository rough draft. Complete reading Oedipus on Mon., 10/5. Discuss characters, figurative language, themes, and symbolism. Picture Day is Tues., 10/6. Oedipus assessment on Wed., 10/7.
27 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Students need continue working on expository essays: planning, organizing, and drafting during class. Mrs. O'Janpa will offer feedback while students are working on their writing in Google Classroom. No AoW this week! Students need teacher approval for upcoming expository essays. Fri., 10/2, read to p. 242 of Oedipus. Rough draft for expository essays and SSR reading time allotted on Fri. 10/2. Complete reading Oedipus on Mon., 10/5 discuss characters, figurative language, themes, and symbolism.
26 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Students need to decide upcoming expository essays and begin planning, organizing, and drafting during class. Mrs. O'Janpa will offer feedback while students are working on their writing in Google Classroom. No AoW this week! Students need to decide upcoming expository essays. On Thurs., 10/1, students will continue to read Oedipus, pages 235-242. Discuss characters, figurative language, themes, and symbolism. Rough draft for expository essays and SSR reading time allotted on Fri. 10/2.
25 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Students continue to will read Oedipus, pages 235-242. Discuss characters, figurative language, themes, and symbolism. Review expository essay requirements. No AoW this week! Students need to decide upcoming expository essays. Continue reading Oedipus this week. Rough draft for expository essays and SSR reading time on Fri. 10/2. Intro to Expository Writing
24 Thursday, September 24, 2020 Students will take vocabulary quiz and review expository writing. Students need to decide upcoming expository essays. Continue reading Oedipus next week. Intro to Expository Writing
23 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Students will be allotted SSR or LoW work time; then, we will continue reading Oedipus. Vocabulary quiz and mini-LoW due Thurs., 9/24; we will also discuss upcoming expository essays. Oedipus mini LoW
22 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Students will continue reading Oedipus. Continue reading Oedipus through Wed., 9/23. Vocabulary quiz and mini-LoW due Thurs., 9/24; we will also discuss upcoming expository essays. Oedipus mini LoW
21 Monday, September 21, 2020 Students will take comma rules #1 assessment and continue reading Oedipus. Continue Oedipus and discuss expository writing. Vocabulary quiz and new mini-LoW due Thurs., 9/24. Oedipus mini LoW
20 Friday, September 18, 2020 Students will continue reading Oedipus. Take Comma rules #1 actual quiz on Mon., 9/21. Continue Oedipus and discuss expository writing. Vocabulary quiz an new mini-LoW due Thurs., 9/24.
19 Thursday, September 17, 2020 Students will take vocabulary #1 quiz. Read SSR or complete AoW. Continue reading Oedipus from pages 174-187. Continue reading Oedipus and turn in AoW on Fri., 9/18. Take Comma rules #1 actual quiz on Mon., 9/21. AoW team name changes
18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Wrap-up comma rules 1 partner review. Discuss Vocabulary.com and how we will use it to prepare for our first quiz tomorrow. Continue reading Oedipus from pages 174-187. Practice vocabulary terms for Vocabulary Quiz 1 on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri., 9/18. AoW team name changes
17 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Begin comma 1 rules grammar practice with assigned grammar partners. Discuss Vocabulary.com and how we will use it to prepare for our first quiz on Thursday. Practice vocabulary terms for Vocabulary Quiz 1 on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri., 9/18. New grammar partners will work on comma 1 practice this week. Continue reading Oedipus from pages 174-187. AoW team name changes
16 Monday, September 14, 2020 SSR time allotted. Complete reading Oedipus to p. 174 and annotate the selected passage. Then, begin comma 1 grammar practice. Practice vocabulary terms for Vocabulary Quiz 1 on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri., 9/18. New grammar partners will work on comma 1 practice this week. Continue reading Oedipus from pages 174-187. AoW team name changes
15 Friday, September 11, 2020 Students will first read SSR books and complete reading logs. Then, continue reading Oedipus and annotate the selected passage. Bring SSR books Monday. Be prepared for new AoW post on Monday morning. New grammar partners will be announced. Continue reading Oedipus. You pray to the gods
14 Thursday, September 10, 2020 During the start of class today, students will take a commas pretest scheduled in Google Classroom. Then, check Vocabulary.com for assigned practice exercises and quizzes. Read pages 165-174 of Oedipus and complete annotations for a new passage in class. Bring SSR books Friday. You pray to the gods
13 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 We will further discuss the "Intro to Oedipus" presentation and the priest annotation. Then, we will assign roles and begin reading the play. We will also do in-class grammar and vocabulary work on Thurs., 9/10 and Fri., 9/11. Bring SSR books Friday. Intro to Oedipus Oedipus the King
12 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Students will begin with SSR selections. Then, we will view and discuss the "Intro to Oedipus" presentation. This week, no AoW. Complete Oedipus priest annotation for Wed., 9/9. We will begin reading Oedipus the King on Wed., 9/9. We will do grammar and vocabulary work on Thurs., 9/10 and Fri., 9/11. Oedipus priest annotation Oedipus the King
11 Thursday, September 3, 2020 Students will complete discussion about Analects Book 1 translation as well as the AoW, "Teenage Brain." Have your SSR books ready for class on Tues., 9/8. No AoW next week. We will begin reading Oedipus the King.
10 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Students will read, think, talk, and share thoughts about the Analects Book 1 translation. We will examine the writings of Confucius this week. Also, we will discuss literary and vocabulary terms. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. Analects Book 1 Translation Who was Confucius?
9 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Students will take part in a jigsaw discussion about topics that we will explore in literature first quarter. Also, we will review the AoW template. We will examine the writings of Confucius this week. Also, we will discuss literary and vocabulary terms. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. AoW_LoW template
8 Monday, August 31, 2020 Students will read SSR selection and preview this week's AoW. We will examine the writings of Confucius this week. Also, we will discuss literary and vocabulary terms. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. AoW Teenage Brain AoW response form
7 Friday, August 28, 2020 Students will actively engage in a class discussion about the first AoW. Select a book and have it ready for SSR on Mon., 8/31.
6 Thursday, August 27, 2020 Students will work on their article of the week and decide their SSR selections. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri., 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
5 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Students will explore Vocabulary.com in class today and begin creating their own Google Slides in Google Classroom. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri., 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
4 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Students will take an in-class pre-assessment on literary terms which will be scheduled during class in Google Classroom. Upon completion, students may work on the upcoming AoW or decide on a book for SSR next week. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri., 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
3 Monday, August 24, 2020 Students will discuss this week's practice Article of the Week, "Cake." We will review the six-word memoirs and email writing exercises. Then, discuss selecting books for sustained silent reading. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri., 8/28. AoW Practice Cake
2 Friday, August 21, 2020 Students will review Google Classroom use, writing proper emails, and selecting a book of your choice. After discussing email writing, complete two emails by Mon., 8/24. One to Mrs. O'Janpa and one to your future self. Sophomore email writing
1 Thursday, August 20, 2020 Students will partake in class introductions and ice-breaker activities. Discuss six-word memoirs. We will prepare written goals for the school year and write to our future selves. Complete six-word memoir in a Google Doc. Six-word memoir
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Students need to check their schedules and Google Classroom for the time and link of their Thursday Zoom meeting. Be ready for your class assigned Zoom meeting tomorrow. Have your chromebook fully charged. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thurs., 8/20. Six-word memoir
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Students need to check their school email accounts to get the code for their Google Classroom. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thurs., 8/20. Six-word memoir
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Prior to the start of classes, students need to have chromebooks ready for opening week coursework. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thu., 8/20. Six-word memoir