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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Sophomores do not have classes today due to ACT testing. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing and we will also partake in an Act 4 activity for the Merchant of Venice. On Fri., 3/1, we will read and discuss Act 4.
107 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for the second day of the cold reading assessment. Be sure to plan your essay and turn in notes after submitting your assessment. On Wed., 2/28, sophomores do not have to report to school due to ACT testing for juniors only. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing. We will also partake in an Act 4 activity for the Merchant of Venice. On Fri., 3/1, we will read Act 4.
106 Monday, February 26, 2024 Students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment. We will begin the argumentative checkpoint assessment today and complete it tomorrow. It will include close reading questions and followed by a multi-paragraph essay response. On Tues., 2/27, students will need to have school-approved Chromebooks to complete their cold reading assessment. Wed., 2/28, sophomores do not have to report to school due to ACT testing for juniors only. On Thurs., 2/29, we will take time for journaling or choice read writing. We will also partake in an Act 4 activity for The Merchant of Venice. On Fri., 3/1, we will read Act 4. Wed., 2/28, sophomores do not have to report to school due to The ACT testing for juniors only.
105 Friday, February 23, 2024 Students will first have a quiz on Acts 1- 3, Merchant of Venice. After the quiz, students will complete another writing plan in Google Classroom. We will conclude class with further discussion about argumentative essays. On Mon., 2/26 and Tues., 2/27, students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment.
104 Thursday, February 22, 2024 Students will work on a writing plan during the first half of class. Students will read Act 3, scenes 4-5 of Merchant of Venice. On Fri., 2/23, continue writing plan work quick quiz on Acts 1-3. Mon., 2/26 and Tues., 2/27, students need to have school-approved Chromebooks for our next cold reading assessment. Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer
103 Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Students will begin class by journaling or choice read writing. Then, we will finish reviewing argumentative writing, claims, counterclaims related to play. Lastly, we will read Act 3, scenes 3-4 of Merchant of Venice. Thurs., 2/22, writing plan time allotted; then, read Act 3, scene 5. Fri., 2/23, continue writing plan work quick quiz on Acts 1-3. Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer
102 Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Students will finish reading Act 3, scene 2 of Merchant of Venice. Afterwards, we will review argumentative writing, claims, counterclaims related to play. Wed., 2/21, we will allot time for journaling or choice read writing; then, read Act 3, scenes 3-4. Thurs., 2/22, writing plan time allotted; then, read Act 3, scene 5. Fri., 2/23, continue writing plan work quick quiz on Acts 1-3.
101 Thursday, February 15, 2024 Students will finish reading Act 3, scene 2 of Merchant of Venice. Afterwards, we will discuss character development. Next week, we will continue writing assignments and reading Merchant of Venice.
100 Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Students will take vocabulary assessment for Merchant of Venice. Afterwards, students need to read Act 3, scene 1 of Merchant of Venice and complete a one-paragraph writing assignment in Google Classroom. On Thursday, 2/15, we will finish reading and discussing Act 3, scene 2 of Merchant of Venice.
99 Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Students will discuss and analyze characters thus far from Merchant of Venice, and focus on Morocco/Arragon. Also, we will practice vocabulary. On Wed., 2/14, after our vocabulary assessment, students will continue reading Act 3 scene 1 of Merchant of Venice. On Thursday, 2/15, we will finish reading and discussing Act 3, scene 2 of Merchant of Venice.
98 Monday, February 12, 2024 Students will complete partner work on sonnet activity. If time permits, we will also practice vocabulary. This week, we will continue reading Merchant of Venice, working with sonnets, and practicing vocabulary. Our vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 2/14.
97 Friday, February 9, 2024 Students will take part in a sonnet activity. If time permits, we will also practice vocabulary. Next week, we will continue reading Merchant of Venice, working with sonnets, and practicing vocabulary. Our vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 2/14.
96 Thursday, February 8, 2024 Students will first work on a bell ringer: visual representation for Act 2, scenes 3-6. Then, students will annotate scene 8, lines 13-21 & 38-51. Be able to summarize, choose two words/images/details to analyze and present. We will also practice vocabulary. On Fri., 2/9 we will take part in a sonnet activity.
95 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 We will continue reading Merchant of Venice, Act 2, scenes 3-6. and practice vocabulary. On Thurs., 2/8, we will discuss Morocco and Arragon. On Fri., 2/9 we will take part in a sonnet activity.
94 Tuesday, February 6, 2024 We will continue reading Merchant of Venice, Act 2, scenes 3-6. and practice vocabulary. On Wed., 2/7, we will skip to Act 1, scene 8 and review vocabulary. On Thurs., 2/8, discuss Morocco and Arragon. On Fri., 2/9 we will take part in a sonnet activity.
93 Monday, February 5, 2024 We will continue reading Merchant of Venice, Act 2, scene1. We will analyze the speeches of Portia and Morocco. This week, we will continue annotating and reading Merchant of Venice as well as analyzing Shakespearean sonnets. On Tues., 2/6, we will read Act 2, scenes 2-6; then, we will allot journaling or choice reading time, practice vocabulary. On Wed., 2/7, we will skip to Act 1, scene 8 and review vocabulary. On Thurs., 2/8, discuss Morocco and Arragon. On Fri., 2/9 we will take part in a sonnet activity.
92 Friday, February 2, 2024 We will analyze and read Merchant of Venice, Act 1, scene 3 and practice vocabulary. Next week, we will continue annotating and reading Merchant of Venice as well as analyzing Shakespearean sonnets.
91 Thursday, February 1, 2024 We will continue reading and annotating Merchant of Venice, Act 1, scene 2. Also, we will begin a weekly discussion and analysis of Shakespearean sonnets. On Fri., 2/2, we will read Act 1, scene 3 and practice vocabulary.
90 Wednesday, January 31, 2024 We will complete our pre-reading discussion for Merchant of Venice. Prior to starting the play, students will have a passage study for Act 1, scene 1. On Thurs., 2/1, students will also be studying the construction of Shakespearean sonnets and read Act 1, scene 2 of Merchant of Venice. On Fri., 2/2, we will read Act 1, scene 3 and practice vocabulary.
89 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 We will begin our two day pre-reading discussion for Merchant of Venice. Students will need to take brief notes and actively participate. Students need to begin studying the new vocabulary list for Merchant of Venice. Also, peruse the characters and decide upon roles or other responsibilities since everyone needs to actively participate. We will also be studying the construction of Shakespearean sonnets. Merchant of Venice Vocabulary
88 Monday, January 29, 2024 We will have a bell-ringer literary term quiz. Then, students will have 10 minutes to journal or choice read. Lastly, we will preview a new vocabulary list. This week, students will take a bell-ringer literary terms quiz. We will journal or choice read. Lastly, students will receive new vocabulary lists as we start with Shakespearean sonnets and Merchant of Venice. Merchant of Venice Vocabulary
87 Friday, January 26, 2024 Today is the last day for students to complete their cold reading assessment which consists of multiple-choice questions and a five-paragraph analytical essay. Each student will need a school-approved Chromebook. Also, students must use the secure browser and no phones, headphones, or other media devices are permitted during today's class period. Lastly, students will be expected to turn in a page of notes today. Next week, students will take a bell-ringer literary terms quiz. We will journal or choice read. Lastly, students will receive new vocabulary lists as we start with Shakespearean sonnets and Merchant of Venice.
86 Thursday, January 25, 2024 Each student will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and composing a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Also, students must use the secure browser and no phones, headphones, or other media devices are permitted during today or tomorrow's class period. Lastly, students will be expected to turn in a page of notes today and tomorrow. On Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be completing the cold reading assessment.
85 Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Students will take a bell-ringer quiz on literary terms. Then, we will quickly review elaboration activities and work to complete the introduction and conclusion exercises. On Thurs., 1/25 and Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and drafting a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Intro & Conclusion Tips
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Calamity Day #5! Students need to review literary terms. Tomorrow we will quickly review elaboration activities and work to complete the introduction and conclusion exercises. On Thurs., 1/25 and Fri. 1/26, students will need a school-approved Chromebook since we will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and a multi-paragraph analytical essay. Intro & Conclusion Tips
84 Monday, January 22, 2024 Students will review literary terms. Then, we will complete elaboration activities and time will also be allotted for journaling or writing about choice reading. Lastly, we will review literary terms. On Tues., 1/23, we will practice writing introductions and conclusions. Students will need a school-approved Chromebook on Wed., 1/24 and Thurs., 1/25 since they will be taking a two-day cold reading assessment which will involve close reading questions and a multi-paragraph analytical essay. On Fri., 1/26, students will start class with journaling or choice reading. Then, we will discuss Shakespearean tragedy.
Friday, January 19, 2024 Calamity Day #4! Students need to complete and turn in any missing or late work in Google Classroom. On Mon., 1/22, we will review the elaboration activities for Echo and Narcissus.
83 Thursday, January 18, 2024 Students will complete the analysis of Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, we will begin elaboration activities and time will also be allotted for journaling or writing about choice reading. Lastly, we will review literary terms. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Calamity Day #3! Students need to complete all the Echo and Narcissus questions and writing documents in Google Classroom. Prepare to discuss and review on Thursday. On Thurs., 1/18, we will continue with more elaboration activities and time will be allotted for journaling or choice reading. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
82 Tuesday, January 16, 2024 In small groups, students will analyze and discuss Echo and Narcissus passages. Students will consider differences between the two passages and also incorporate the painting. On Wed., 1/17, students will work on a writing prompt for Echo and Narcissus and partake in an elaboration activity. On Thurs., 1/18, we will continue with more elaboration activities and time will be allotted for journaling or choice reading. On Fri., 1/19, students will have another literary term quiz; then, we will work on intro and conclusion writing.
81 Friday, January 12, 2024 We will preview and discuss key vocabulary terms in the Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, students will read and annotate the passages in Google Classroom. Next week, we will continue working on Echo and Narcissus passages. Then, we will review literary terms, write journal or reading entries, and practice writing strong introductions and conclusions. Echo & Narcissus passages
80 Thursday, January 11, 2024 First, students will participate in a discussion about this week's RAD, "Noise Could Take Years Off." Then, time will be allotted for reading a new choice book or journal time. A writing document needs to be completed by the end of class. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19
79 Wednesday, January 10, 2024 First, students will take a bell-ringer formative assessment for literary terms. Then, in Google Classroom, students will draft their reflections for this week's RAD, "Noise Could Take Years Off." On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19.
78 Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Students will refer to Google Classroom to review literary terms and read the new RAD, "Noise Could Take Years Off." On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19. Noise Could Take Years Off
77 Monday, January 8, 2024 Students will discuss third quarter expectations. We will also review a few questions. Look at sample essays and rubric. Discuss strengths and weaknesses and what could be improved. On Tues., 1/9, review literary terms and read new RAD. Wed., 1/10, continue literary term review and draft written response for RAD. On Thurs., 1/11, discuss RAD and use any additional time for journal or choice reading. On Fri., 1/13, read and annotate Echo and Narcissus passages to prepare for next week's cold reading assessment on Thurs. 1/18 and Fri. 1/19. Holistic Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 Class no longer meets until January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Winter Break! Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 Class no longer meets until January 8, 2024. Have a wonderful Winter Break! Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
76 Monday, December 18, 2023 Students will take their assessment today from 7:23 - 8:55 AM. You will need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of two cold reading passages followed by multiple choice questions and a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
75 Friday, December 15, 2023 Students will finish close reading and discuss practice passages to prepare for midterms. We will review and practice organizing analytical essay responses. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20.
74 Thursday, December 14, 2023 Students will closely read, annotate, and discuss practice passages to prepare for midterms. We will analyze questions and literary terms. On Fri., 12/15, we will complete practicing writing and cold reading skills in order to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20. JFK Speech Text
73 Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Students will take Of Mice and Men vocabulary assessment and begin reading "practice" passages to prepare for midterms. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20. JFK Speech Text
72 Tuesday, December 12, 2023 Students need to know their role and actively participate in Chapter 6 Of Mice and Men Socratic Seminar responsibilities. No phones or Chromebooks are permitted during the assessment. On Wed., 12/13, students will take Of Mice and Men vocabulary assessment and begin reading "practice" passages to prepare for midterms. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. Remember that all choice book one-pagers are due no later than Wed., 12/20. OMAM Seminar
71 Monday, December 11, 2023 Students need to know their role and actively participate in Chapter 5 Of Mice and Men Socratic Seminar responsibilities. Students will complete their scheduled responsibilities for Tues., 12/12. On Wed., 12/13, students will take Of Mice and Men vocabulary assessment. On Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. OMAM Seminar
70 Friday, December 8, 2023 Students will read Burns' poem "To a Mouse." Then, prepare for next week's Of Mice and Men Socratic Seminar responsibilities. Students will complete their scheduled responsibilities for Of Mice and Men Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment. Thurs., 12/14 and Fri., 12/15, we will practice improving cold reading skills to prepare for midterms. For your ELA midterm, students need a school-approved Chromebook. The assessment will consist of a cold reading passage with multiple choice questions and writing a five paragraph analytical essay. OMAM Seminar
69 Thursday, December 7, 2023 Students will complete discussion of Chapter 4 questions pertaining to Of Mice and Men, and we will also take part in a close reading of Chapter 5. For homework, finish the novella for Fri., 12/8. On Friday we will read Burns' poem "To a Mouse" and prepare for Socratic seminars. Upcoming dates to remember include Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment. Chapter 5 quote exploration
68 Wednesday, December 6, 2023 Students will complete reading Chapter 4; and then, discuss questions pertaining to the Of Mice and Men "Claims and Evidence" handout. Lastly, we will closely focus on two characters, Crooks and Curley's wife. On Thurs., 12/7, we will take part in a close reading of Chapter 5. For homework, finish the novella for Fri., 12/8. On Friday we will read Burns' poem "To a Mouse" and prepare for Socratic seminars. Upcoming dates to remember include Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment. Chapter 4 OMAM Claims & Evidence
67 Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Students will finish reading for Chapter 3, Of Mice and Men. Begin reading Chapter 4 and work on "Claims and Evidence" handout for tomorrow. On Wed., 12/6, we will discuss Chapter 3 and preview 4. On Thurs., 12/7, we discuss Chapter 4 and will take part in a close reading of Chapter 5. For homework, finish the novella for Fri., 12/8. On Friday we will read Burns' poem "To a Mouse" and prepare for Socratic seminars. Upcoming dates to remember include Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment. Chapter 4 OMAM Claims & Evidence
66 Monday, December 4, 2023 Students will discuss Chapter 2, then partake in paired reading for Chapter 3 Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2 and work on setting details and new characters sheet while reading. Finish reading Chapter 3 for Tues., 12/5, students will read Chapter 4 and work on study questions. On Wed., 12/6, we will discuss Chapter 4. On Thurs., 12/7, we will take part in a close reading of Chapter 5, and for homework, finish the novella. On Fri., 12/8, read Burns' poem "To a Mouse" and prepare for Socratic seminars. Upcoming dates to remember include Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment.
65 Friday, December 1, 2023 We will review our last cold reading assessment. Then, students will be allotted time to read silently Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2 and work on setting details and new characters sheet while reading. Finish reading Chapter 2 for Mon., 12/4; students will discuss first impressions of new characters and begin reading Chapter 3. Tues., 12/5, students will read Chapter 4 and work on study questions. On Wed., 12/6, we will discuss Chapter 4. On Thurs., 12/7, we will read Chapter 5, and Fri., 12/8 finish the novella and read Burns' poem "To a Mouse." Upcoming dates to remember include Socratic seminars on Mon. 12/11 or Tues., 12/12 and Wed., 12/13, vocabulary assessment.
64 Thursday, November 30, 2023 Students will begin reading their choice reading books. Then, we will discuss the close reading of three selected passages from Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. For Fri., 12/1, begin reading Chapter 2; gather setting details and new character information as you read; we will also review our last cold reading assessment. For next Mon.,12/4, students will draw the bunkhouse and discuss first impressions of new characters and begin reading Chapter 3.
63 Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Students will begin reading along and sketching the setting for Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. Then, we will discuss the drawings (mood and symbolism). Students will need to finish reading Chapter 1. For Thu., 11/30, students need to finish closely reading Chapter 1 and prepare to discuss: What we know, think, and feel, so far. For Fri. 12/1, begin reading Chapter 2; gather setting details and new character information as you read; finish for homework.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Calamity Day #2! Snow Day!
62 Monday, November 27, 2023 Students will receive Of Mice and Men texts. Then, we will discuss language and the characters George and Lennie. Introduce Steinbeck biography information. For Tues., 1/28, begin reading Chapter 1: sketch the setting. Discuss the drawings (mood and symbolism). On Wed., 11/29, discuss Chapter 1: What we know, think, and feel. For Thurs. 11/30, begin reading Chapter 2; gather setting details and new character information as you read; finish for homework. On Fri., 12/1, prepare for next week's cold reading assessment. Also, draw the bunkhouse and discuss first impressions of new characters. Begin reading Chapter 3.
61 Tuesday, November 21, 2023 Students will read their choice books for the first half of class. Then, we will complete our introduction to Of Mice and Men. If time permits, we will analyze new vocabulary and various themes pertaining to the novella. We will not begin reading Of Mice and Men until we return from Thanksgiving break. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
60 Monday, November 20, 2023 Students will begin introduction to Of Mice and Men. We will preview vocabulary and various themes pertaining to the novella. We will not begin reading Of Mice and Men until we return from Thanksgiving break. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
59 Friday, November 17, 2023 Students will need fully-charged, school-approved Chromebooks to take a cold reading assessment. Students need to take their time on the assessment and will only be permitted to read their choice reading books afterwards. Next week, we will introduce Of Mice and Men. Bring choice reading books to class daily.
58 Thursday, November 16, 2023 Students will work in assigned small groups to discuss the Amelia Earhart info-text and answer discussion questions. Then, we will begin another group activity pertaining to questions. On Fri., 11/17, students need fully-charged school-approved Chromebooks to take a cold reading assessment. Bring choice reading to class daily.
57 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Students will take Part 2 of Oedipus assessment. Then, students will read and annotate the Amelia Earhart info-text and prepare to discuss it in class tomorrow. Any remaining time will be allotted for choice reading. On Thurs., 11/16, students will work on info-text activities. Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment and preview Of Mice and Men vocabulary words. Bring choice reading to class daily.
56 Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Students will continue with Part 1 of Oedipus assessment. Then, time will be allotted for choice reading. On Wed., 11/15, students will complete Part 2 of the Oedipus assessment. On Thurs., 11/16, students will work on info-text activities. Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment and preview Of Mice and Men vocabulary words. Bring choice reading to class daily.
55 Monday, November 13, 2023 Students will take Part 1 of Oedipus assessment. Then, time will be allotted for choice reading. On Tues., 11/14, students will take Part 2 of Oedipus assessment. On Wed., 11/15 and Thurs., 11/16, students will work on info-text activities. Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment and preview Of Mice and Men vocabulary words. Bring choice reading to class daily.
54 Friday, November 10, 2023 Students will complete reading Oedipus. Then, we will review and discuss characters, themes, and literary devices employed in the play. Mon., 11/13, students will take Part 1 of Oedipus assessment. Tues., 11/14, students will take Part 2 of Oedipus assessment. On Wed., 11/15 and Thurs., 11/16, students will work on info-text activities. Fri., 11/17, students will take a cold reading assessment and preview Of Mice and Men vocabulary words. Bring choice reading to class daily.
53 Thursday, November 9, 2023 Students will continue reading Act 3 of Oedipus. Then, in Google Classroom, we will analyze the Messenger's speech. Everyone needs to participate and meet their responsibilities. Bring choice reading to class daily. We will complete reading Oedipus on Fri., 11/10.
52 Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Students will discuss yesterday's passage preview, and we will continue reading Oedipus. Everyone needs to participate and meet their responsibilities. Bring choice reading to class daily. For Thurs., 11/9, we will continue the play and discuss the Messenger passage. Complete reading Oedipus on Fri., 11/10. Oedipus and Jocasta passage
51 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Students will need fully charged Chromebooks to take Oedipus vocabulary assessment. Then, read, annotate, and write evidence with blended quotes that address the prompt. If time permits, read your choice book. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Wed., 11/8, students will continue reading Oedipus. For Thurs., 11/9, we will continue the play and discuss the Messenger passage. Complete reading Oedipus on Fri., 11/10. Oedipus and Jocasta passage
50 Monday, November 6, 2023 Students will review Calidore writing samples and participate in quote blending activity. Then, analyze "imagery" and review vocabulary terms. On Tues., 11/7, students will take a vocabulary assessment. Then, we will study a passage from Oedipus. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Wed., 11/8, continue reading Oedipus. For Thurs., 11/9, we will continue the play and discuss the Messenger passage. Complete reading Oedipus on Fri., 11/10.
49 Friday, November 3, 2023 Students will continue reading Act 2 of Oedipus. On Mon., 11/6, we will review and analyze samples of Calidore writing results. Bring choice reading to class daily. Oedipus vocabulary assessment will be Tues., 11/7.
48 Thursday, November 2, 2023 Students will first take a short formative reading assessment about Act 1 of Oedipus. Then, we will continue reading the play. Know your responsibilities. On Fri, 11/3, we will review and analyze samples of Calidore writing results. Bring choice reading to class daily. Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 11/7.
47 Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Students will continue reading Oedipus. Know your responsibilities. We will be reading Oedipus in class this week and completing related activities. On Fri, 11/3, we will review and analyze Calidore cold read results. Bring choice reading to class daily. Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 11/7. Oedipus 245-315
46 Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Today's activities may all be completed in Google Classroom. Students will annotate another passage from Oedipus, lines 245-315. Then, we will review Oedipus vocabulary and follow guidelines to write two-line horror stories. We will be reading Oedipus in class this week and completing related activities. On Fri, 11/3, we will review and analyze Calidore cold read results. Bring choice reading to class daily. Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 11/7. Oedipus 245-315
45 Monday, October 30, 2023 Students will discuss the excerpt from Oedipus. Then, we will begin reading Oedipus. Time to read choice books will be allotted. We will be reading Oedipus in class this week and completing related activities. We will review and analyze Calidore cold read results. Bring choice reading to class daily. Vocabulary assessment will be next Tues., 11/7.
44 Friday, October 27, 2023 Students will annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. Time to read choice books will be allotted. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Fri., 10/27, students will read and annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. We will begin reading Oedipus in class next week. Vocabulary assessment will be Tues., 11/7. Oedipus preview annotation
43 Thursday, October 26, 2023 Students will review Oedipus' introduction. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Fri., 10/27, students will read and annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. We will begin reading Oedipus in class next week.
42 Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Students will discuss RAD 2 and turn in annotations and reflection documents at the end of class. Then, students may analyze a new vocabulary list or read a new choice book. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Thurs., 10/26, we will review Oedipus' introduction. On Fri., 10/27, students will read and annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. Haunted House RAD
41 Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Students will write reflection for RAD 2 in Google Classroom. Then, students may analyze a new vocabulary list or read a new choice book. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Wed., 10/25, we will discuss the RAD and analyze the new Oedipus vocabulary list. On Thurs., 10/26, we will review Oedipus' introduction. On Fri., 10/27, students will read and annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. Haunted House RAD
40 Monday, October 23, 2023 Students will analyze the literary term: "mood." Then, read and annotate RAD. Students may read a new choice book. Bring choice reading to class daily. On Tues., 10/24, students will write about the new RAD. On Wed., 10/25, we will discuss the RAD and analyze the new Oedipus vocabulary list. On Thurs., 10/26, we will review Oedipus' introduction. On Fri., 10/27, students will read and annotate an excerpt from Oedipus. Haunted House RAD
39 Friday, October 20, 2023 Students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment. Then, students may either read their choice books or work to complete their one-pager. Bring choice reading to class daily. Next week, we will begin Oedipus and read, annotate, and discuss a new RAD.
38 Thursday, October 19, 2023 Students will type, edit, proofread, and submit Part 2 of their cold reading assessment. Then, students may either read their choice books or study for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 10/20,students will take Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment. Choice book one-pager assignment due Fri., 10/20. Bring choice reading to class daily.
37 Wednesday, October 18, 2023 For the first 15 minutes of class, students will prepare further notes for Part 2 of the cold reading assessment. Then, students will break into assigned groups to analyze four of the assigned questions. Students will discuss and decide on the best response for each. On Thurs., 10/19, students will complete and submit the four-paragraph essay for the cold reading assessment, Part 2. Moved to Fri., 10/20, will be Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment. Choice book one-pager assignment due Fri., 10/20. Bring choice reading to class daily.
36 Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Students will take Part I of the cold reading assessment. Then, they will have time to prepare and organize for Part 2, the four paragraph essay response. Cold reading assessment, Part 2 will be on Wed., 10/18. On Thurs., 10/19, students will take Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment. Choice book one-pager assignment due Fri., 10/20. Bring choice reading to class daily.
35 Monday, October 16, 2023 Students will prepare for cold reading assessment by reviewing how to read text closely and organize and plan multi-paragraph writing. Students need to turn in paper copies of podcast rubrics. Cold reading assessment #2 will be on Tues., 10/17 and Wed., 10/18. On Thurs., 10/19, students will take Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment. Choice book one-pager assignment due Fri., 10/20. Bring choice reading to class daily.
34 Thursday, October 12, 2023 Students will finalize podcast drafts and begin recording. Bring choice reading daily. Final podcast and script due in Google Classroom on Mon., 10/16. Cold reading assessment #2 will be on Tues., 10/17 and Wed., 10/18. Moved to Thurs., 10/19, will be Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment. Choice book one-pager assignment due Fri., 10/20.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Due to the PSAT there will be no classes today. Odyssey podcast final draft due 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Choice book one-pager assignment is due next Fri., 10/20.
33 Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Students will work on scripts, evidence, and timing for Odyssey podcasts. Odyssey podcast final draft due 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Choice book one-pager assignment is due next Fri., 10/20.
32 Monday, October 9, 2023 Students will continue planning their Odyssey podcasts. Odyssey podcast final draft due 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Choice book one-pager assignment is due next Fri., 10/20.
31 Friday, October 6, 2023 Students continue brainstorming and planning for Odyssey podcasts. Odyssey podcast final draft due 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Choice book one-pager assignment is due Fri., 10/20.
30 Thursday, October 5, 2023 Students will begin brainstorming and planning for Odyssey podcasts. Odyssey podcast final draft due 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Choice book one-pager assignment is due Fri., 10/20.
29 Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment. Continue reading Books 17-24 of The Odyssey or read choice books. Thurs., 10/6 review podcast assignment and begin brainstorming. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Odyssey podcast due date 10/12. Vocabulary #3 Odyssey assessment will be on 10/16. Students will need to have their choice reading books. Choice book one-pager assignment is due Fri., 10/20.
28 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 We will finish discussing podcasts. Afterwards, students may listen to a sample podcast, continue reading Books 17-24 of The Odyssey, study the new vocabulary list, or read choice books. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Students will need to have their choice reading books. Choice book one-pager assignment is due Fri., 10/20.
27 Monday, October 2, 2023 We will discuss making a podcast for Books 17-24 of The Odyssey. Students may study the new vocabulary list or read choice books or complete Books 17-24 of The Odyssey. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Students will need to have their choice reading books. Choice book one-pager assignment is due Fri., 10/20.
26 Friday, September 29, 2023 Students need to have Chromebooks charged and ready to go for Vocabulary #2 assessment for The Odyssey. After testing, students may study the new list or read choice books or complete Books 17-24 of The Odyssey. Have Chromebooks ready and charged for a cold reading assessment on Wed., 10/4. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Begin planning podcasts and receive a new vocabulary list.
25 Thursday, September 28, 2023 Students will answer questions for the "Sisyphus" myth and poem in class. Some time will be allotted to review vocabulary list #2 for The Odyssey. On Fri., 9/29, students will take Vocabulary #2 assessment The Odyssey. Begin studying Vocabulary #3 list. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Begin planning podcast.
24 Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Students will work with assigned partners to respond and answer questions for the "Sisyphus" myth and poem in class. Some time will be allotted to review vocabulary list #2 for The Odyssey. On Thurs., 9/28, students will further analyze the "Sisyphus" myth. Also, prepare for Fri., 9/29, Vocabulary #2 assessment The Odyssey. Study Vocabulary #3 list. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Plan podcast. Sisyphus myth & poem passages
23 Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Students will read and annotate "Sisyphus" myth in class. Analyze literary terms: "denotation" and “connotation." Then, time will be allotted to review vocabulary or read book of choice or The Odyssey. On Wed., 9/26 and Thurs., 9/28, students will analyze the "Sisyphus" myth. Also, prepare for Fri., 9/29, Vocabulary #2 assessment The Odyssey. Study Vocabulary #3 list. Read Books 17-24 of The Odyssey by Mon., 10/9. Plan podcast. Sisyphus myth & poem passages
22 Friday, September 22, 2023 Today all students will be engaged in Socratic Seminar #2 (Books 13-16). Next week, on Tues., 9/26 bring your choice reading book and analyze vocabulary. The Odyssey vocabulary assessment #2 is Wed., 9/27. From Wed., 9/26 through Fri., 9/29, we will analyze the Sisyphus myth and preview our final vocabulary list of The Odyssey.
21 Thursday, September 21, 2023 Today all students will be engaged in Socratic Seminar #1 (Books 9-12). On Fri., 9/22, students will be engaged in Socratic Seminar #2 (Books 13-16). Next week, prepare for Odyssey vocabulary assessment #2 on Wed., 9/27. Odyssey seminar 9-16
20 Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Today we will discuss and assign dates for our Socratic Seminars. Analyze "anecdotes" and review our new vocabulary list. We will discuss and prepare for Socratic Seminars. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1 (Books 9-12), and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2 (Books 13-16). Next vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/27. Odyssey seminar 9-16
19 Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Today is picture day during half of English class. During the other half, students will continue reading their choice books or The Odyssey, Books 8-16. Also, students may analyze words from our new vocabulary list. Read to the end of Book 16 by Wed., 9/20. We will discuss and prepare for Socratic Seminars. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1 (Books 9-12), and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2 (Books 13-16). Always bring your choice reading books to class. Odyssey seminar 9-16
18 Monday, September 18, 2023 Students will continue reading their choice books or The Odyssey, Books 8-16. Also, students may analyze words from our new vocabulary list. Tues., 9/19 is picture day during half of English class, so bring choice reading books for the other half of class. Read to the end of Book 16 by Wed., 9/20. We will discuss and prepare for Socratic Seminars. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1 (Books 9-12), and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2 (Books 13-16). Always bring your choice reading books to class. Odyssey seminar 9-16
17 Friday, September 15, 2023 Students will work to complete a writing plan for Confucius' "Analects" or Cicero's "On Friendship." After completion, students may continue reading their choice books or The Odyssey, Books 8-16. Lastly, students may analyze words from our new vocabulary list. On Mon., 9/18, students may continue reading Books 9-16 of The Odyssey. Tues., 9/19 is picture day during half of English class. Read to the end of Book 16 by Wed., 9/20. We will discuss and prepare for Socratic Seminars. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1 (Books 9-12), and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2 (Books 13-16). Always bring your choice reading books to class.
16 Thursday, September 14, 2023 Students will further discuss assigned question sets with assigned peers pertaining to Cicero's "On Friendship." We will also discuss how The Odyssey characters are developing. Lastly, we will analyze words from our new vocabulary list. On Fri., 9/15, students will begin writing plan about Analects and On Friendship. Read Books 9-16 of The Odyssey by Wed., 9/20. Socratic Seminar prep due Wed., 9/20. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1, and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2. Always bring your choice reading books to class.
15 Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Announce new vocabulary list #2 for The Odyssey. Write for three minutes about "Friends." Discuss friendship prior to reading Cicero's "On Friendship" aloud in class. Then, students will be assigned sets of post-reading questions to answer before being paired with others. On Thurs., 9/14, complete answering questions and discussing "On Friendship." On Fri., 9/15, students will begin writing plan about Analects and On Friendship. Read Books 9-16 of The Odyssey by Wed., 9/20. Socratic Seminar prep due Wed., 9/20. Thurs., 9/21 will be Seminar Schedule #1, and Fri., 9/22 will be Seminar Schedule #2. Always bring your choice reading books to class.
14 Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Be sure Chromebooks are fully charged and ready to go. Students will take Odyssey reading assessment in Edulastic. Picture notes are due at the end of class. On Wed., 9/13, begin a new vocabulary set and read Cicero's "On Friendship." Answer questions and discuss "On Friendship" Thursday, 9/14. Fri., 9/15, begin writing about Analects and On Friendship.
13 Monday, September 11, 2023 Students discuss Odyssey passage to prepare for tomorrow's assessment. Discuss apostrophe. Time will be allotted to read and work on picture notes, due Tues. Ody passage 1-8
12 Friday, September 8, 2023 Students will take Odyssey Vocabulary Assessment #1. Have Chromebooks charged and ready to go. Afterwards, students will be given a passage for Books 1-8 of The Odyssey to annotate and discuss on Monday. Time will be allotted to read and work on picture notes, due Tues. On Mon., 9/11, we will discuss the annotated Odyssey passage and prepare for the assessment. By Tues., 9/12 complete picture notes and reading to the end of Book 8 of The Odyssey. Odyssey picture notes
11 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Complete discussion on The Analects by Confucius. Analyze the literary term, anaphora. Time allotted for reading or vocabulary study. On Fri., 9/8, we will have Vocabulary #1 assessment and practice analyzing a passage from Books 1 - 8. Always have choice reading selection. By Tues., 9/12 complete picture notes and reading to the end of Book 8 of The Odyssey. Reading assessment for Books 1 - 8 will be Tues., 9/12. Odyssey picture notes
10 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Read and discuss The Analects by Confucius. On Thurs., 9/7 finish analysis of The Analects and allow some reading time for Books 1 - 8 of The Odyssey. On Fri., 9/8, we will have Vocabulary #1 assessment and practice analyzing a passage from Books 1 - 8. By Tues., 9/12 complete picture notes and reading to the end of Book 8 of The Odyssey. Reading assessment for Books 1 - 8 will be Tues., 9/12. Odyssey picture notes
9 Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Independent reading time will be allotted. Preview Confucius. Then, we will review vocabulary words. On Wed., 9/6 we will preview the Confucius' The Analects. On Thurs., 9/7 finish The Analects. On Fri., 9/8, we will have Vocabulary #1 assessment. By Tues., 9/12 complete picture notes and reading to the end of Book 8 of The Odyssey. Reading assessment for Books 1 - 8 will be Tues., 9/12. Odyssey picture notes
8 Thursday, August 31, 2023 As a class, we will begin reading Book 1 of The Odyssey. On Thurs., 8/31, we will begin reading Book 1 of The Odyssey. Starting on Tues., 9/5, students will need to bring The Odyssey to class along with their own personal book selections. By Tues., 9/12 complete picture notes and reading for Books 1 - 8 of The Odyssey. Odyssey picture notes
7 Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Students will analyze words from vocabulary list #1. Then, we will preview The Odyssey. On Thurs., 8/31, we will begin reading Book 1 of The Odyssey. Starting on Tues., 9/5, students will need to bring The Odyssey to class along with their own personal book selections. Complete pictures and reading for Books 1 - 8 of The Odyssey. Internet Link: Odyssey list #1
6 Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Students will analyze the literary term, allusion. Then, we will preview vocabulary list #1. Lastly, we will preview The Odyssey. For Wed., 8/30, students will begin Book 1 of The Odyssey in class. On Thurs., 8/31, students will need to bring The Odyssey text and continue reading and creating picture notes for Books 1 - 8. For Tues., 9/5, students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily. Internet Link: Odyssey list #1
5 Monday, August 28, 2023 Students need to turn in the written portion for RAD 1. Then, they will participate in a class discussion about their claims and conclusions. For Tues., 8/29, students will begin our Odyssey unit. Students will receive new vocabulary terms and texts. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day.
Friday, August 25, 2023 Calamity Day #1! No School! For Mon., 8/28, students need to turn in the written portion for RAD 1. Then, they will participate in a class discussion about their claims and conclusions. Next week, we will begin our Odyssey unit. Students will receive new vocabulary terms and texts. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day.
4 Thursday, August 24, 2023 In Google Classroom, students will type written reflections for their RAD 1. Turn in annotated text and completed written response work at the of class. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. Prepare to discuss RAD #1 with peers on Fri., 8/25. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. 10-1 RAD 1 Response
3 Wednesday, August 23, 2023 We will review annotating text. Then, students will read this week's RAD independently, annotate it, and turn in work at the of class. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. On Thurs., 8/24 students will utilize class time to compose a written reflection about RAD #1. Prepare to discuss RAD #1 with peers on Fri., 8/25. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. RAD 1 Sports Injuries
2 Tuesday, August 22, 2023 We will complete reviewing classroom policies. Then, we will discuss independent reading and goal-setting. Have your charged Chromebooks ready for class every day. Wed., 8/23 - Fri., 8/25, we will review RAD annotations, writing, and discussion. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. 10-1 Choice reading
1 Monday, August 21, 2023 Students will review classroom policies and offer three words to describe themselves. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. O'Janpa 10-1 policies
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 What did you read or what are you reading? How do you find books? Refer to the posted summer reading guide. Independent reading: students will need to select a book of their choice and bring it to class daily, starting after Labor Day. Summer Reading