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156 Friday, May 27, 2022 Students will be allotted reading time to complete Chapters 5-6 from Of Mice and Men. All Of Mice and Men assignments need to be turned in today. Next week, students plan and prepare for a Socratic seminar on Of Mice and Men. OMAM Chapter 4 OMAM Chapter 5 OMAM Chapter 6
155 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Students need to complete Ch. 4 guided reading questions for Of Mice and Men and "What's in a Name" exercise in Google Classroom. Then, read and analyze "To a Mouse." On Fri., 5/27, we will read Chapters 5 and 6, Of Mice and Men. OMAM Chapter 4 OMAM Chapter 5 OMAM Chapter 6
154 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Students will read Ch. 4 while answering guided reading questions for Of Mice and Men. Then, we will complete "What's in a Name" exercise in Google Classroom. On Thurs., 5/26, we will read and analyze "To A Mouse." On Fri., 5/27, we will read Chapters 5 and 6, Of Mice and Men. OMAM Chapter 4 OMAM Chapter 5 OMAM Chapter 6
153 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Students will work with their partners to prepare a framed character activity from the first three chapters for Of Mice and Men. Read Of Mice and Men, Ch. 4 and complete the guided reading worksheet for Wed., 5/25. On Thurs., 5/26, we will read and analyze "To A Mouse." Fri., 5/27, read Chapters 5 and 6. OMAM Chapter 4 OMAM Chapter 5 OMAM Chapter 6
152 Monday, May 23, 2022 Students will be allotted reading and annotating time for Of Mice and Men. Read to end of Chapter 3 for Tues. Read Of Mice and Men, Ch. 3 for Tues., 5/24 and prepare to continue book activities this week. Read Chapters 4-6 for next Tues., 5/31. OMAM Chapter 4 OMAM Chapter 5 OMAM Chapter 6
151 Friday, May 20, 2022 Students will review Of Mice and Men, Chapters 1 and 2 isms" and "jargon sheets in Google Classroom. Read Of Mice and Men, Ch. 3 for Tues., 5/24. OMAM Chapter 1 OMAM Chapter 2 OMAM Chapter 3
150 Thursday, May 19, 2022 We will silently work to continue reading and annotating Of Mice and Men, through the end of Chapter 2. Students need to work to update "isms" and "jargon sheets in Google Classroom. Read to end of Ch. 2 for Fri., 5/20 and update "isms" and "jargon" sheets in Google Classroom. Complete reading Ch. 3 for Tues., 5/24. OMAM Chapter 1 OMAM Chapter 2 OMAM Chapter 3
149 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Students will begin reading and annotating Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. Students will do a quick write and discuss activity. What kind of vibes did the setting have? What do you think the author’s intent was for focusing on description? Based on what you’ve read so far, what do you think three themes might be? Students will have silent reading and annotating time for Of Mice and Men in class on Thurs., 5/19. Read to end of Ch. 2 for Fri., 5/20 and update "isms" and "jargon" sheets in Google Classroom. Complete reading Ch. 3 for Tues., 5/24. OMAM Chapter 1 OMAM Chapter 2 OMAM Chapter 3
148 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Students will complete introductory work for Of Mice and Men. Bring Of Mice and Men texts to class this week.
147 Monday, May 16, 2022 Students will begin introductory work before reading Of Mice and Men. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom. Bring Of Mice and Men texts to class this week.
146 Friday, May 13, 2022 Students will participate in Act 5 of Julius Caesar with actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom. Bring Of Mice and Men texts to class on Mon. 5/16.
145 Thursday, May 12, 2022 Students will participate in Act 4 of Julius Caesar with actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program. This week, actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program will work hands-on with students as they experience Julius Caesar. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom. Bring Of Mice and Men texts to class on Mon. 5/16.
144 Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Students will participate in Act 3 of Julius Caesar with actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program. This week, actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program will work hands-on with students as they experience Julius Caesar. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom.
143 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Students will participate in Act 2 of Julius Caesar with actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program. This week, actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program will work hands-on with students as they experience Julius Caesar. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom.
142 Monday, May 9, 2022 Students will participate in Act 1 of Julius Caesar with actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program. This week, actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program will work hands-on with students as they experience Julius Caesar. Be sure to turn in narrative stories to Google Classroom.
141 Friday, May 6, 2022 Students will complete drafting narrative stories. Upon completion, they will peer edit another student's document. Then, students will make final corrections and turn in narrative stories. Adhere to guidelines on the rubric. Next week, actor-teachers from Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program will offer a hands-on approach for Julius Caesar.
140 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Students will continue drafting narrative stories. Adhere to guidelines on the rubric. We will continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Students need to plan their own narrative writing and then submit their final drafts in Google Classroom by Fri., 5/6. Narrative writing rubric
139 Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Students will need to share their narrative writing plan with Mrs. O'Janpa and continue drafting. Adhere to guidelines on the rubric. We will continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Students need to plan their own narrative writing and then submit their final drafts in Google Classroom by Fri., 5/6. Narrative writing rubric
138 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Students will complete reading silently and answer the follow-up responses individually, in Google Classroom. Then, each student will move forward with narrative writing planning. We will continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Students need to plan their own narrative writing and then submit their final drafts in Google Classroom by Fri., 5/6. Narrative writing rubric
137 Monday, May 2, 2022 Students will complete narrative story progression. We will move forward with narrative writing planning. We will continue our narrative writing workshop and review key elements from Julius Caesar.
136 Friday, April 29, 2022 Students will work on narrative story progression. We will take part in a beginning, middle, and end exercise. Next week, we will continue our narrative writing workshop and review key elements from Julius Caesar.
135 Thursday, April 28, 2022 Students will complete the descriptive writing activity in Google Classroom. Then, we will move on to a dialogue and monologue activity. On Fri., 4/29, we will take part in a beginning, middle, end narrative story exercise.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Students will not meet for class on Wednesday due to AIR testing. Be sure chromebooks are fully charged as we continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Description and dialogue exercises will be our focus.
134 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Students need to be sure chromebooks are charged and ready to go for "show" don't "tell" writing exercises. Also, bring a pen or pencil to take notes on an index card. We will continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Description and dialogue exercises will be our focus.
Monday, April 25, 2022 Class does not meet today. Students still need to complete all late or missing assignments and prepare for upcoming due dates. We will continue our narrative writing workshop this week. Description and dialogue exercises will be our focus.
133 Friday, April 22, 2022 Students continue narrative writing workshop focusing on "showing" versus "telling." We will continue our narrative writing workshop next week. Description and dialogue exercises will be our focus. Narrative techniques 2022
132 Thursday, April 21, 2022 Students will review narrative writing techniques. We will continue our narrative writing workshop on Fri., 4/22. Narrative techniques 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Due to AIR testing, class does not meet today. Be sure your song analysis and found poetry product are completed and submit in Google Classroom. On Thurs., 4/21, we will review narrative writing techniques. Then, students will select one or more stories to listen to from original teen storytelling podcasts.
131 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Students will complete and turn in their "found poetry" products. Begin introduction to narrative writing this week. Be sure to bring SSR materials on Wed., 4/20 and Fri., 4/22.
130 Thursday, April 14, 2022 Students will take part in a poetry presentation where they may gain inspiration for their own "found poetry" products. On Tues., 4/19, students will complete their "found poetry" product. We will begin narrative writing next week.
129 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Bring SSR materials to class today. Found poetry and current poetry contest information will be discussed. Thurs., 4/14 poetry product is due.
128 Tuesday, April 12, 2022 In-class today, working alone or with a partner, complete the "Song analysis" form during today's class period. It is the equivalent of a 30 point reading assessment. So, take time and care with your work before turning it in. Wed., 4/13, bring SSR materials to class. Thurs., 4/14 poetry product is due
127 Monday, April 11, 2022 We will review poetry basics and begin our "April is Poetry Month" activities. Thurs., 4/14 poetry product is due.
126 Friday, April 8, 2022 Students will complete gratitude letters. Discuss return to independent reading selections. Return independent reading selections. We will begin our "April is Poetry Month" activities.
125 Thursday, April 7, 2022 Students will view a series of Ted Talks recommended by students for students. Then, we will discuss gratitude letters. Bring SSR materials on Fri., 4/8. We will complete gratitude letters.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Class does not meet today. Thursday, April 7 is for Part II of the ELA test. It will also be reading and one essay. Refer to the AIR information tip sheet provided. Bring SSR materials on Fri., 4/8. We will also discuss gratitude letters. AIR information tip sheet
124 Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Students will partake in the final review session for tomorrow's ELA AIR 2 assessment. Remember, ELA Part I is on Wednesday, April 6. This is reading and one extended writing response. Thursday, April 7 is for Part II only. It will also be reading and one essay. Refer to the AIR information tip sheet provided. AIR information tip sheet
123 Monday, April 4, 2022 Students will work with partners to improve essays rated 6 to 8. We will also discuss multiple choice tips. On Tues., 4/5 we will continue our review for the ELA 2 AIR assessment. Remember, ELA Part I is on Wednesday, April 6. This is reading and one extended writing response. Thursday, April 7 is for Part II only. It will also be reading and one essay. Refer to the AIR information tip sheet provided. AIR information tip sheet
122 Friday, April 1, 2022 Students will complete the thesis statement throw-down exercise. Then, we will review the recent Checkpoint 4 questions, Lastly, students will work with partners to improve essays rated 6 to 8. Next Mon., 4/4 and Tues., 4/5 we will continue our review for the ELA 2 AIR assessment. Remember, ELA Part I is on Wednesday, April 6. This is reading and one extended writing response. Thursday, April 7 is for Part II only. It will also be reading and one essay. Refer to the AIR information tip sheet provided. AIR information tip sheet
121 Thursday, March 31, 2022 Students will take part in a thesis statement throw-down exercise and also critique essay samples. On Fri, 4/1, we will review checkpoints, writing intros, and multiple choice.
120 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Students will review how to identify strong thesis statements and how to plan essays. Thurs. 3/31, we will take part in exercises to review close reading and improve timed essay writing. On Fri, 4/1, we will review checkpoints, writing intros, and multiple choice.
119 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Bring your school-approved chromebooks to class and be that they are updated and fully charged for today's checkpoint assessment. First, students will have time to read assessment passages and select the correct responses, individually. Then, time will be allotted to confer with assigned partners before submitting their choices. Lastly, we will preview how to identify strong thesis statements. This week, we will take part in exercises to review close reading and improve timed essay writing.
118 Monday, March 28, 2022 Students will review checkpoint question stems and how to create quick notes for purposeful reading. Begin reading and annotating based on notes. This week we will take part in exercises to review close reading and improve timed essay writing. Students who do not finish reading and annotating will need to do so during study hall or advisory.
117 Friday, March 18, 2022 Students will complete and turn in Julius Caesar wrap-up activity. Then, we will review "What's Going On In This Picture?" Enjoy your break!
116 Thursday, March 17, 2022 Students will work to complete Julius Caesar wrap-up activity. Once completed, students may use time for SSR or to confer with teacher about argumentative essay feedback. Fri., 3/18, will consist of review activities. Julius Caesar Wrap-up Activity
115 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Students will complete and turn in Julius Caesar wrap-up activity. Thurs., 3/17 and Fri., 3/18 will consist of review activities. Julius Caesar Wrap-up Activity
114 Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Students will view Act 5 of Julius Caesar and begin work on wrap-up activity. On Wed., 3/16, students will complete the 25 pt. wrap-up activity. Thurs., 3/17 and Fri., 3/18 will consist of review activities.
113 Monday, March 14, 2022 Students will view Act 4 of Julius Caesar and work to complete wrap up activity. Students will view Act 5 of Julius Caesar on Tues. 3/15. On Wed. 3/16, students will complete the 25 pt. wrap up activity.
112 Friday, March 11, 2022 Students will review how ethos, pathos, and logos have been used in Act 3 of Julius Caesar. Then, we will follow up with review activities. Students will view Acts 4 and 5 of Julius Caesar on Mon., 3/14 and Tues., 3/15. On Wed., 3/16, students will complete the 25 pt. wrap-up activity.
111 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Students will continue reading Act 3 of Julius Caesar. We will also view video clips of Brutus and Antony delivering their separate funeral speeches. Bring Julius Caesar texts daily. Students will read, interpret, and complete exercises pertaining to the play every day this week. All late work and make-up assignments need to be in by Fri., 3/11.
110 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Students will complete the public vs. private Antony writing from Act 3 of Julius Caesar. Then, students will work with partners to read and translate excerpts from Brutus' and Antony's funeral orations for Caesar. Bring Julius Caesar texts daily. Students will read, interpret, and complete exercises pertaining to the play every day this week. All late work and make-up assignments need to be in by Fri., 3/11. Public v private Antony
109 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Students will begin reading Act 3 of Julius Caesar. We will discuss and analyze the public Antony vs. the private one. For Wed., 3/9, complete the analysis of the public vs. private Antony. Bring Julius Caesar texts daily. Students will read, interpret, and complete exercises pertaining to the play every day this week. All late work and make-up assignments need to be in by Fri., 3/11. Public v private Antony
108 Monday, March 7, 2022 Students will continue reading and completing exercises for Julius Caesar. Bring Julius Caesar texts daily. Students will read, interpret, and complete exercises pertaining to the play every day this week. All late work and make-up assignments are due Fri., 3/11.
107 Friday, March 4, 2022 Students will take Julius Caesar vocabulary assessment. Then, we will continue reading Act 2 of Julius Caesar and students will work on guided questions. On Mon., 3/7, we will continue reading Julius Caesar. JC Act 2 sc 2-2
106 Thursday, March 3, 2022 We will continue reading Act 2 of Julius Caesar in class today and practice vocabulary terms for tomorrow. Students need to take notes in their texts. For Fri., 3/4, students will take Julius Caesar vocabulary assessment and will also need SSR materials.
105 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 We will continue reading Act 2 of Julius Caesar in class today. Students need to take notes in their texts. On Thurs., 3/3, we will continue reading Julius Caesar and practice new vocabulary terms. Study Julius Caesar vocabulary words for Fri., 3/4 assessment.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 No classes today due to ACT testing for juniors. On Wed., 3/2, we will continue reading Julius Caesar and practicing new vocabulary terms. Study Julius Caesar vocabulary words for Fri., 3/4 assessment.
104 Monday, February 28, 2022 Students who need to complete Writing Checkpoint 3 need to make arrangements with Mrs. O'Janpa. We will continue reading Act 1 of Julius Caesar in class today. Sophomores do not have to report to school on Tues., 3/1 due to the ACT testing for juniors. However, be sure your argumentative essay drafts are completed along with Zoo essay revisions. On Wed., 3/2, we will continue reading Julius Caesar and practicing new vocabulary terms.
103 Friday, February 25, 2022 Students need chromebooks for completing Writing Checkpoint 3 today. Forty minutes of class time will be allotted. Once your work is submitted, students may continue SSR. We will continue reading Julius Caesar on Mon., 2/28. Sophomores do not have to report to school on Tues., 3/1 due to the ACT testing for juniors. However, be sure your argumentative essay drafts are completed along with Zoo essay revisions.
102 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Students need chromebooks for today's checkpoint assessment in reading and writing. Students will have Fri., 2/25 to complete their checkpoint assessment. Bring SSR materials for the last 15 minutes of class.
101 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Students will continue reading Act 1 of Julius Caesar in class. Time will be allotted to earn writing assessment credit to revise parts of Zoo essays. Prepare to bring your fully-charged school chromebooks on Thurs., 2/24 and Fri., 2/25, for another writing checkpoint assessment. Zoo revisions
100 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Students will continue reading Act 1 of Julius Caesar in class. We will also discuss how to revise parts of Zoo essays. Prepare to bring your fully charged school chromebooks on Thurs., 2/24 and Fri., 2/25, for another writing checkpoint assessment. Zoo revisions
99 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Students will continue reading Act 1 of Julius Caesar in class. Argumentative essays need to be turned in no later than Fri., 2/17. Next Tues., 2/22, we will continue reading Julius Caesar in class and work to revise parts of Zoo essays. Prepare to bring your fully charged school chromebooks on Thurs., 2/24 and Fri., 2/25, for another writing checkpoint assessment.
98 Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Students will complete pre-reading activities for Julius Caesar. Review and annotate sample passage from the play. Begin Act 1. Last day to complete and turn in argumentative essays is Thurs., 2/17. Next Tues., 2/22, we will work to revise parts of Zoo essays. Caesar Act 1 passage
97 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Students will continue pre-reading activities for Julius Caesar. Review and annotate sample passage from the play. On Wed., 2/16, we will also preview Julius Caesar; bring texts daily to annotate. Last day to complete and turn in argumentative essays is Thurs., 2/17. Next Tues., 2/22, we will work to revise parts of Zoo essays. Caesar Act 1 passage
96 Monday, February 14, 2022 Students work to complete their five-paragraph essays, especially blending quotations and citations. Be sure everything has been proofread and revised. Submit essays and turn in rubrics. On Tues., 2/15, we will also preview Julius Caesar; bring texts to class the rest of the week.
95 Friday, February 11, 2022 Students will help serve as peer editors and work to complete their rough drafts for their argumentative essays. Focus on introductions, blending quotations, and citations. Be sure everything has been proofread and revised. On Mon., 2/14, students will complete and submit argumentative essays. We will also preview Julius Caesar. Bring texts to class on Tues., 2/15.
94 Thursday, February 10, 2022 Students take vocabulary assessment. Then, complete their rough drafts for their argumentative essays and prepare to share five paragraphs with Mrs. O'Janpa. Focus on introductions, blending quotations, and citations. Be sure everything has been proofread and revised. Bring SSR materials on Fri. We will review your argumentative essay drafts and focus on introductions on Friday.
93 Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Students have the first 10 minutes of class for SSR time. Then, we will complete one more question document which demonstrates evidence of close reading for TWCSR. Lastly, we will practice for Thursday's vocabulary assessment tomorrow. Bring SSR materials on Fri. Study new vocabulary list for assessment on Thurs., 2/10. We will review your argumentative essay drafts and focus on introductions on Thursday and Friday.
92 Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Students have the first 20 minutes of class to prepare for demonstration of close reading of There Will Come Soft Rains. Bring SSR materials Wed. and Fri. Students also will review grammar and essay techniques this week. Study new vocabulary list for assessment next Thurs., 2/10.
91 Monday, February 7, 2022 SSR time allotted and students will partake in one of three choices to demonstrate close reading of There Will Come Soft Rains. This week we will continue working on argumentative essay drafts. Bring SSR materials Wed. and Fri. Students will review grammar and essay techniques. Study new vocabulary list for assessment next Thurs., 2/10.
Friday, February 4, 2022 No school due to weather conditions. On Mon., 2/7, SSR time allotted and students will partake in one of three choices to demonstrate close reading of There Will Come Soft Rains. Continue working on argumentative essay drafts. Study new vocabulary list for assessment next Thurs., 2/10.
Thursday, February 3, 2022 Snow Day! On Fri., 2/4 SSR time allotted and students will partake in one of three choices to demonstrate close reading of TWCSR. Continue working on argumentative essay drafts. Study new vocabulary list for assessment next Thurs., 2/10.
90 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time or students may work on argumentative essays and revise or make corrections. Then, we will partake in a prereading discussion for Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains." For Thurs., 2/4, students will read Bradbury's TWCSR and select one of four choices to demonstrate close reading for Fri. On Fri., 2/4 SSR time allotted and student will partake in one of three choices to demonstrate close reading of TWCSR. Study new vocabulary list for assessment next Thurs., 2/10.
89 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Students need to be sure their chromebooks are school compliant and fully charged in order to complete writing checkpoint assessment. On Wed., 2/2 students will read and prepare for discussion of Bradbury story. Thurs., 2/3, we will follow up with discussion. On Wed., 2/2 and Fri., 2/4, SSR and teacher-student writing conference time allotted. Writing formulaic arguments
88 Monday, January 31, 2022 Students need to be sure their chromebooks are charged in order to take a checkpoint assessment for reading and argumentative writing. Tues., complete taking reading and argumentative writing checkpoint assessment. We will read and discuss a short story by Ray Bradbury Wed. through Fri. SSR time allotted next Wed. and Fri. Writing formulaic arguments
87 Friday, January 28, 2022 SSR time allotted. Students need to complete and submit argumentative essay drafts. Also, turn in the paper rubric that corresponds with your essay. Next Monday and Tuesday, students will take a checkpoint assessment for reading and argumentative writing. We will read and discuss a short story by Ray Bradbury next Wed. through Fri. SSR time allotted next Wed. and Fri. Writing formulaic arguments
86 Thursday, January 27, 2022 We will review a mini punctuation lesson. Students need to continue with research and drafting their argumentative essays. SSR time allotted on Fri. We will review mini punctuation lessons, incorporating personality into writing, and formulaic writing. Research, planning and drafting time for essays on Mon. through Thurs. Essay drafts due Fri., 1/28. Next Monday and Tuesday, students will take a checkpoint assessment for reading and argumentative writing. Play with punctuation
85 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, we will discuss current argumentative essays and how to begin with a successful hook. SSR time allotted on Wed. and Fri. We will review mini punctuation lessons, incorporating personality into writing, and formulaic writing. Research, planning and drafting time for essays on Mon. through Thurs. Powerful intros
84 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Students will continue planning and researching for argumentative essay topics. We will discuss considering tone and voice for your essays. SSR time allotted on Wed. and Fri. We will review mini punctuation lessons, incorporating personality into writing, and formulaic writing. Research, planning and drafting time for essays on Mon. through Thurs. Consider tone and voice
83 Monday, January 24, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time and continue planning and researching for argumentative essay topics. SSR time allotted on Wed. and Fri. We will review mini punctuation lessons, incorporating personality into writing, and formulaic writing. Research, planning and drafting time for essays on Mon. through Thurs. Argumentative graphic organizer
82 Friday, January 21, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time and begin planning and researching for argumentative essay topics. Next week, SSR time allotted on M/W/F. We will review mini punctuation lessons, incorporating personality into writing, and formulaic writing. Research, planning and drafting time for essays on Mon. through Thurs. Argumentative graphic organizer
81 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Students will take vocabulary assessment for Twelve Angry Men. Then, we will examine argumentative essay samples. On Fri., 1/21, bring SSR materials and begin research for essay.
80 Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Bring SSR materials; students will begin their argumentative writing workshop. On Thurs., 1/20, students will take vocabulary assessment and brainstorm argumentative writing topics. On Fri., 1/21, bring SSR materials and begin research on Fri., 1/21.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Snow Day! On Wed., 1/19, bring SSR materials and students will begin their argumentative writing workshop. On Thurs., 1/20, students will take vocabulary assessment and brainstorm argumentative writing topics. On Fri., 1/21, bring SSR materials and begin research on Fri., 1/21.
79 Friday, January 14, 2022 Students will complete reading Act 3 of Twelve Angry Men and practice new vocabulary terms. Next week, we will focus on argumentative writing. Bring SSR materials on Wed. and Thurs. Vocabulary assessment will be Thurs., 1/20 and a writing checkpoint assessment will be on Fri., 1/21.
78 Thursday, January 13, 2022 Students will begin reading Act 3 of Twelve Angry Men and practice new vocabulary terms. On Fri., 1/14, bring SSR books; finish Act 3 and discuss.
77 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, we will complete reading Act 2 of Twelve Angry Men and discuss ethos, pathos, and logos. On Thurs., 1/13, practice vocabulary and being Act. 3. On Fri., 1/14, bring SSR books; finish Act 3 and discuss.
76 Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Students will continue reading Act 2 of Twelve Angry Men and discuss ethos, pathos, and logos. On Wed., 1/12, bring SSR books and complete Act 2. Thurs., 1/13, practice vocabulary and being Act. 3. On Fri., 1/14, bring SSR books; finish Act 3 and discuss.
75 Monday, January 10, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time; then, we will review midterm essays as well as "mood." On Tues., 1/11, read Act 2 and discuss ethos, pathos, and logos. Wed., 1/12, bring SSR books and complete Act 2. Thurs., 1/13, practice vocabulary and being Act. 3. On Fri., 1/14, bring SSR books; finish Act 3 and discuss.
74 Friday, January 7, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time and complete reading Act 1 of Twelve Angry Men. Review literary term, "mood." On Mon., 1/10, bring SSR books, practice new vocabulary terms, and review midterm. Tues., 1/11, read Act 2 and discuss ethos, pathos, and logos. Wed., 1/12, bring SSR books and complete Act 2. Thurs., 1/13, practice vocabulary and being Act. 3. On Fri., 1/14, bring SSR books; finish Act 3 and discuss.
73 Thursday, January 6, 2022 Students will begin reading Act 1 of Twelve Angry Men and review literary term. On Fri., 1/7, bring SSR books, practice new vocabulary terms, and complete Act 1.
72 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 SSR time will be allotted. Then, students will practice new vocabulary terms via Quizlet. Then, students will complete and discuss an anticipation guide for Twelve Angry Men. Begin reading Act 1 of Twelve Angry Men in class on Thurs., 1/6 and review new literary term. On Fri., 1/7, bring SSR books and complete Act 1 on Fri., 1/7.
71 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Students will practice new vocabulary terms via Quizlet. Then, students will complete and discuss an anticipation guide for Twelve Angry Men. Bring SSR books to read in class Wed., 15 and Fri., 1/7. On Wed., finish discussion on jury duty. Begin reading Twelve Angry Men in class on Thurs., 1/6 and review new literary term. Complete Act 1 on Fri., 1/7.
Friday, December 17, 2021 Class does not meet. Enjoy the holiday season!
70 Thursday, December 16, 2021 Bring school-issued chromebook for your midterm which is scheduled for 7:25 AM - 8:55 AM today and consists of cold reading passages, multiple-choice questions, and a multi-paragraph essay. Students are encouraged to use scrap paper and turn it in at the of the period. Enjoy the holiday season!
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Class does not meet today. The second period midterm is scheduled for Thurs., 12/16 from 7:25 AM - 8:55 AM. Bring school-issued chromebook.
69 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 We will practice and discuss techniques for performing well on the midterm which consists of cold reading passages, multiple-choice questions, and a multi-paragraph essay. The Second Period midterm is scheduled for Thurs., 12/16 from 7:25 AM - 8:55 AM.
68 Monday, December 13, 2021 Students will continue practicing writing techniques to improve in-class planning and time management for upcoming midterm. Our class midterm is scheduled for Thurs., 12/16. Second period is scheduled for 7:25 AM - 8:55 AM. Your exam will involve cold reading passages, multiple-choice, and a multi-paragraph essay.
67 Friday, December 10, 2021 Students may first complete any unfinished work from yesterday. Then, we will also practice writing 3-minute introductions and discuss current writing contests. Make up any missing work by Mon., 12/13. Check the midterm schedule for next week's tests. Your exam will involve cold reading passages, multiple-choice, and written responses.
66 Thursday, December 9, 2021 Students finish writing summary for "Animals" article. Then, we will work to complete the analysis and response writing in class today. On Fri., 12/10, students may need to finish yesterday's class work and turn in. Then, we will also practice writing 3-minute introductions and discuss current writing contests. Animals Analysis & Response
65 Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Students will work on reading info-text sample; they will annotate, comment, and write summary. On Thurs., 12/9 and Fri., 12/10 students will continue working on info-text paragraphs and writing introductions for essays. Animals Annotation & Summary
64 Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Students will take an info text checkpoint assessment. Be sure your chromebook is updated for AIR tests. SSR time allotted. Wednesday through Friday, we will work on improving AoW paragraphs and writing introductions for essays.
63 Monday, December 6, 2021 Students will review and go through the steps for planning essays. SSR time allotted. On Tues., 12/7, Checkpoint assessment.
62 Friday, December 3, 2021 Students will review follow-up questions on 2nd "Three Little Pigs" story. We will preview how to plan essays. SSR time allotted. Work on how to plan essays next week. New AoW will be forthcoming and a checkpoint assessment.
61 Thursday, December 2, 2021 Students will take a short quiz on "The Three Little Pigs" passage. Then, complete follow-up assignment and Venn diagram about the wolf in both passages On Fri., 12/3, we will discuss how to plan essays.
60 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Students will take a short quiz on "The Three Little Pigs" passage. Then, we will read another passage and work on the second summary. On Thurs., 12/2, students will complete a second summary and a Venn diagram about the wolf in both passages. Bring SSR books. Fri., 12/3, discuss how to plan essays.
59 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Students will continue in-class exercises about themes in fairy tales. SSR time allotted. Work on understanding theme and continue sample fairy tale passages this week. On Thurs., 12/2, bring SSR books.
58 Monday, November 29, 2021 Students will review recent essays. Introduce theme and begin with fairy tale summary. Work on theme and sample fairy tale passages for analysis this week. SSR days Tues., 11/30 and Thurs., 12/2.
57 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Students will work to complete imagery turkey exercise. Be sure to complete any make up work. We will begin grammar work on Mon., 11/29 for comma rules #3, Introducers and Interrupters.
56 Monday, November 22, 2021 Students will take a vocabulary assessment and a brief AoW assessment. Tues., 11/23 complete imagery turkey exercise.
Friday, November 19, 2021 No classes today, but work on upcoming assignments. Complete missing or make up work. Now postponed until Mon., 11/22, students will take vocabulary assessment. Tues., 11/23 complete imagery turkey exercise.
55 Thursday, November 18, 2021 Students will complete the after reading question for "On Compassion" in Google Classroom. We will then, review for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 11/19, bring SSR book and turn in AoW due and students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment. AoW Population Part 1 AoW Population Part 2
54 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Students complete reading and discussing "On Compassion" on pages 193-195 in our text. Turn in questions posted in Google Classroom. Bring SSR book and study new vocabulary list. On Fri., 11/19, new AoW due and students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment. AoW Population Part 1 AoW Population Part 2
53 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Students will read and discuss "On Compassion" on pages 193-195 in our text. While reading, work to complete questions posted in Google Classroom. Study new vocabulary list. On Fri., 11/19, new AoW due and students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment. AoW Population Part 1 AoW Population Part 2
52 Monday, November 15, 2021 Students will view the other Ted Talk about self-improvement. Turn in summary form at the end of class. Preview new AoW for this Friday and review new vocabulary. Tues., 11/16 read "On Compassion." Study new vocabulary list. On Fri., 11/19, new AoW due and students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment. AoW Population Part 1 AoW Population Part 2
51 Friday, November 12, 2021 Students will take comma rules #2 assessment. Then, view two Ted Talks about teenage challenges and self-improvement. Turn in summary form at the end of class. Study new vocabulary list. Next Fri., 11/19, students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment.
50 Thursday, November 11, 2021 Students will practice new vocabulary list and discuss how to improve AoW work. Students will have an assessment on comma rules #2 on Fri., 11/12. Also, on Fri., 11/12, students will view two Ted Talks for about teenage challenges and self-improvement and complete a summary document. Next Fri., 11/19, students will take Vocabulary #3 assessment.
49 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Students continue practice work with comma rules #2. Then, be allotted SSR time. Thurs., 11/11, SSR time allotted and new vocabulary practice. Students will have an assessment on comma rules #2 on Fri., 11/12. We will also review how to improve AoW work.
48 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Students will work to complete analytical essays on King and Wiesel speeches. Place final draft in Edulastic at the end of the class period. Students will continue with comma rules #2 work followed by an assessment on Fri., 11/12.
47 Monday, November 8, 2021 Students will have time during class to prepare, annotate, and comment on the printed speeches of King and Wiesel in order to plan their five-paragraph analytical essays on the importance of remembering painful aspects of the past rather than forgetting them. Students will complete their in-class essays on Tues., 11/9. Also, we will continue with comma rules #2 work followed by an assessment on Fri., 11/12. King & Wiesel graphic organizer King and Wiesel Memory
46 Friday, November 5, 2021 Students will discuss the importance of remembering painful aspects of past rather than forgetting them. Then, they will read, annotate, and comment on the printed speeches of King and Wiesel in order to prepare for next week's in-class essay. Next week, we will prepare for upcoming in-class writing. Also, we will continue with new comma rules. King and Wiesel Memory
45 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Students will review the recent warm reading assessment and new vocabulary list. Also, we will discuss how to annotate and comment on printed speeches as we prepare for upcoming in-class writing next week. On Fri., 11/5 AoW work is due, and we will prepare for upcoming in-class writing. AoW Junk food Part 1 AoW Junk Food Part 2
44 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Students will continue new grammar work for Comma Rules #2. Then, we will review the recent warm reading assessment and new vocabulary list. On Thurs., 11/4, students will continue new grammar and vocabulary work. On Fri., 11/5 AoW work is due, and we will prepare for upcoming in-class writing. AoW Junk food Part 1 AoW Junk Food Part 2
43 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Students will take warm reading assessment on "Needs" and "Hope." Afterwards, students need to work to complete this week's AoW or use time for SSR. On Wed., 11/3 and Thurs., 11/4, students will continue new grammar work. On Fri., 11/5 AoW work is due, and we will prepare for upcoming in-class writing. AoW Junk food Part 1 AoW Junk Food Part 2
42 Monday, November 1, 2021 Students will begin new grammar practice and discuss new AoW. On Tues. 11/2, students will take a warm reading assessment on "Needs" and "Hope." Continue new grammar work through Wed., 11/3. AoW Junk Food, Parts 1 and 2 is due on Fri., 11/5 and prepare for upcoming in-class writing. AoW Junk food Part 1 AoW Junk Food Part 2
41 Friday, October 29, 2021 Students will complete discussion of "Hope" and complete reading guide. Then, we will preview next week's AoW choices. On Mon., 11/1, students will take a warm reading assessment on "Needs" and "Hope." AoW Junk Food, Parts 1 and 2 is due on Fri., 11/5. AoW Junk food Part 1 AoW Junk Food Part 2
40 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Students will finish class discussion on "Needs" and read "Hope." Students will work to complete reading guide during class. Journal writing and SSR time will also be allotted. On Fri., 10/29, journal writing and SSR time will be allotted and we will preview next week's AoW selections. Hope reading guide
39 Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Students will complete the "Needs" 3 level reading guide. take vocabulary assessment. Journal writing and SSR time on Thurs., 10/28. On Fri., 10/29, read "Hope." Needs 3 level guide
38 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Students will read "Needs" and complete the rest of the 3 level reading guide. Practice for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. Analyze literary terms: "connotation and denotation." Analyze "connotation and denotation." We will read two new stories next week in class. Vocabulary #2 assessment has been moved to Wed, 10/27. Journal writing and SSR time on Thurs., 10/28. AoW will be due the following Mon., 11/1. Needs 3 level guide
37 Monday, October 25, 2021 Students will review tone and structure; then, take a quick formative assessment on tone and structure. We will discuss "needs" and complete the 3 level guide prior to reading "Needs" in class. On Tues., 10/26, we will analyze "connotation and denotation." We will read two new stories next week in class. Vocabulary #2 assessment has been moved to Wed, 10/27. Journal writing and SSR time on Thurs., 10/28. AoW will be due the following Mon., 11/1. Needs 3 level guide
36 Friday, October 22, 2021 Students will practice new vocabulary words. Time will be allotted to read next week's AoW. We will read two new stories next week in class. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Fri., 10/29. AoW will be due the following Mon., 11/1. Processed Foods
35 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Students will take a cold reading assessment. Be sure that your chromebooks have been updated. Fri., 10/22, students will practice new vocabulary list and preview The Odyssey. Bring your Odyssey texts to class on Monday. We will begin reading Book 1 together in class.
34 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Students will review how to prepare for cold reading assessments. Thurs., 10/21, take cold reading assessment. Fri., 10/22, students will practice new vocabulary list and preview The Odyssey.
33 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Students will review new vocabulary list and SSR time will be allotted. On Wed., 10/20, review cold reading strategies. Thurs., 10/21, take cold reading assessment.
32 Monday, October 18, 2021 Students will take reading assessment for "Prosperity and "The Chase." If time permits, complete any make up assignments. Tues., 1/19, time allotted for reviewing new vocabulary list and SSR. Wed., 10/20, review cold reading strategies. Thurs., 10/21, take cold reading assessment.
31 Friday, October 15, 2021 Students will take comma rules 1-3 assessment. Then, complete reading and guide for "The Chase." Review for upcoming assessment. "Prosperity" and "The Chase" assessment on Mon., 10/18. On Tues., 10/19, review new vocabulary list and SSR time allotted. Wed., 10/20, review cold reading strategies. Thurs., 10/21, take cold reading assessment. The Chase reading guide
30 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Review grammar practice assessment and read "The Chase." Students will work to complete the reading guide. No AoW this week. Grammar assessment on comma rules 1-3 on Fri., 10/15. Study new vocabulary list. The Chase reading guide
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 No class meeting today due to PSAT testing. Good luck and do your best as the PSAT is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. No AoW this week. We will continue grammar practice and read two new stories this week. Grammar assessment on comma rules 1-3 on Fri., 10/15. Study new vocabulary list.
29 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Students will complete discussion on "Prosperity." Then, we will work with grammar partners on comma rules 1-3 "practice" assessment and review. No AoW this week. No classes on Wed. 10/13 due to PSAT testing. Study new vocabulary list. We will continue grammar practice and read two new stories this week. Grammar assessment on comma rules 1-3 on Fri., 10/15. Prosperity Discussion
28 Monday, October 11, 2021 Students will review past AoW work and expository essays. Then, we will read "Prosperity." No AoW this week. No classes on Wed. 10/13 due to PSAT testing. Study new vocabulary list. We will continue grammar practice and read two new stories this week. Grammar assessment on comma rules 1-3 on Fri., 10/15. Prosperity Discussion
27 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Students will complete reviewing grammar: comma rules 1-3. Then, we will work with partners to create original sentences and slides for the comma rules. No AoW next week. Study new vocabulary list. We will continue grammar practice with comma rules and read two new stories next week.
26 Wednesday, October 6, 2021 After completing their partner work, Students will type their writing plans in Google Classroom for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." We will begin reviewing grammar: comma rules 1-3. Thurs., 10/7, new vocabulary review and grammar work with partners; LoW due. Mini-LoW Rose that Grew
25 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 With partners, students will plan writing for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." Wed., 10/6, grammar work and SSR time allotted. Thurs., 10/7, new vocabulary review and more grammar work; LoW due. Mini-LoW Rose that Grew
24 Monday, October 4, 2021 Students will take assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." Time allotted for LoW or SSR. Tues., 10/5, essay planning time for "Fish Cheeks and 'Champion.' Wed., 10/6, grammar work and SSR time allotted. Thurs., 10/7, new vocabulary review and more grammar work; LoW due. Mini-LoW Rose that Grew
23 Friday, October 1, 2021 Students will wrap-up discussion for Angelou's "Champion of the World." Preview new vocabulary words. Assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and 'Champion' will be moved to Mon., 10/4. Grammar work and essay planning for "Fish Cheeks and 'Champion.' LoW due Thurs., 10/7. Mini-LoW Rose that Grew
22 Thursday, September 30, 2021 Students will complete reading and wrap-up discussion for Angelou's "Champion of the World." Complete reading guide for "Champion of the World." New vocabulary words, What's Going on in the Picture?, and SSR time provided on Fri., 10/1. Assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and 'Champion' will be moved to Mon., 10/4. Champion Reading Guide Champion of the World
21 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Students will wrap-up discussion of Tan's "Fish Cheeks." Read "Champion of the World." Read "Champion of the World." Discuss literary term "anecdote." Assessment for short stories will be on Fri., 10/1 and SSR time. Champion Reading Guide Champion of the World
20 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Students will discuss structures and read Amy Tan's "Fish Cheeks." Work on reading guide during and after. Review structure and tone this week. Read "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." Discuss literary term "anecdote." Assessment for short stories will be on Fri., 10/1. Fish Cheeks reading guide Fish Cheeks
19 Monday, September 27, 2021 Students will have a final chance to proofread final essay drafts. Students will discuss structures and preview Amy Tan's "Fish Cheeks." Review structure and tone this week. Read "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." Discuss literary term "anecdote." Assessment for short stories will be on Fri., 10/1. Fish Cheeks reading guide
18 Friday, September 24, 2021 Students will take Vocabulary #1 assessment. Then, we will have proofreading time for final essay drafts. SSR time will be allotted for those who finish. Begin reading short stories next week.
17 Thursday, September 23, 2021 Students will continue drafting expository essays in class. We will review vocabulary words for tomorrow's assessment. Vocabulary quiz #1 will be Fri., 9/24. Final expository essay drafts will also be due in Google Classroom on Fri., 9/24. SSR time will be allotted Friday.
16 Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Students will continue drafting expository essays in class. We discuss structure and review ways to conclude your essays. On Thursday, we will review vocabulary words and proofreading for final expository essay drafts. Vocabulary quiz #1 will be Fri., 9/24. Final expository essay drafts will also be due in Google Classroom on Fri., 9/24. SSR time will be allotted Friday.
15 Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Students will take individual class pictures; then, we will continue drafting expository essays in class. We will review ways to add more elaboration and transitions in your essays. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will review conclusions and introductions as we complete drafting expository essays in class. Vocabulary quiz #1 will be Fri., 9/24. Final expository essay drafts will also be due in Google Classroom on Fri., 9/24. SSR time will be allotted Friday.
14 Monday, September 20, 2021 Students will continue drafting their expository essays during class. On Tues., 9/21, students will take individual class pictures; then, we will continue drafting expository essays in class. Quick Expository Organizer
13 Friday, September 17, 2021 Students will continue our class introduction to Expository Writing. Work to complete quick graphic organizer by the end of class today. Next week we will continue to draft our expository essays. Vocabulary quiz #1 on Fri., 9/24. Quick Expository Organizer
12 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 SSR time will be allotted for students. Write for three minutes after receiving prompt for Journal Entry #2. Then, we will continue our class introduction to Expository Writing. Continue expository writing workshop this week. Due Fri., 9/17, AoW Part 1 "Support AoW" and Part 2 Analysis & Reflection due. Quick Expository Organizer
11 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 SSR time will be allotted for students. Then, we will continue our class introduction to Expository Writing. Continue expository writing workshop this week. Due Fri., 9/17, AoW Part 1 "Support AoW" and Part 2 Analysis & Reflection due. Intro to expository writing
10 Monday, September 13, 2021 Students will review vocabulary words. and we will have a class introduction to Expository Writing. Bring SSR choice Tues., 9/14. Begin expository writing workshop next week. Due Fri., 9/17, AoW Part 1 "Support Aow" and Part 2 Analysis & Reflection due. Support AoW Support Analysis & Response
9 Friday, September 10, 2021 Students will be allotted time to read SSR choices. We will work on analysis and response for the "Mindset" AoW and also review vocabulary. Be ready on Mon., 9/13 to review vocabulary words from Quizlet. Bring SSR choice Tues., 9/14. Begin expository writing workshop next week. Due Fri., 9/17, AoW Part 1 "Support AoW" and Part 2 Analysis & Reflection due. Support AoW Support Analysis & Response
8 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Students will be allotted time to SSR choices. We will work on analysis and response for the "Mindset" AoW and also review vocabulary. Turn in Part 1 AoW "Mindset" summary and Part 2 analysis, and response paragraphs on Fri., 9/10. Bring your independent book selections to class every day. Study recent vocabulary words in Quizlet. AoW Mindset Analysis & Response
7 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Students will be allotted time to SSR choices. We will work on analysis and response for the "Mindset" AoW and also review vocabulary. Bring your independent book selections to class every day. Study recent vocabulary words in Quizlet. AoW Mindset Analysis & Response
6 Thursday, September 2, 2021 We will review a sample model summary for AoW work. Also, we will further discuss vocabulary and independent reading. Next Wed., 9/8 through Fri., 9/10, bring your independent book selections to class every day. Study recent vocabulary words in Quizlet.
5 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Students will review how our AoW guidelines will be an essential portion of their overall writing and reading grade for our class. If time permits, we will further discuss vocabulary; and independent reading. For Thurs., 9/2, students need to follow the email etiquette and send their book choice via email properly to Mrs. O'Janpa and Mrs. Cusman (2nd period).
4 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Students will review how to write and send an appropriate email. Then, we will practice using inference by looking at various samples from "What's Going on in this Picture?" We will continue reviewing AoW guidelines, and discuss vocabulary, and independent reading. Email writing
3 Monday, August 30, 2021 Students will review how to annotate and write about Articles of the Week. Then, we will further discuss independent books and how to make a selection. We will continue reviewing AoW guidelines, and discuss vocabulary, and independent reading.
2 Friday, August 27, 2021 Students will practice how to compose a six word memoir. Then, we will discuss independent books and how to make a selection. Complete "Six word memoir" in Google Classroom for Mon., 8/30. We will review AoW guidelines, vocabulary, and independent reading next week. Six word memoir
1 Thursday, August 26, 2021 Students will receive their supplemental books and assigned seats. Be prepared to discuss favorite quotes, books, and interests. Complete "Future Self" draft in Google Classroom for Fri., 8/27. Sophomore Future Self
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 We will begin with icebreakers. Students need to be prepared to discuss favorite quotes, books, and interests. Be sure to bring paper and a pen or pencil for the first day of class. Complete "Future Self" draft for Fri., 8/27. Sophomore Future Self