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39 Thursday, October 19, 2017 Students will work with grammar partners to prepare for today's comma assessment which will cover rules 13f. - 13h. from pages 301-303 in our grammar text. On Fri., 10/20, we will have another cold reading assessment. As we begin second quarter on Mon., 10/23, be sure to bring notebooks with paper. We will be continuing our comma rules.
38 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, after a brief review and class discussion, we will take a "practice" assessment on our recent commas in a series rules. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our grammar assessment on commas in a series. On Fri., 10/20, we will have another cold reading assessment.
37 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Students will take vocabulary assessment. Then, we will continue working with assigned partners, on grammar practice exercises for commas in a series (refer to pages 301-303) in grammar text. On Wed., 10/18, SSR time will be allotted and time to finish discussion of "Article of the Week." On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our grammar assessment on commas in a series. On Fri., 10/20, we will have another cold reading assessment.
36 Monday, October 16, 2017 Students will read "Article of the Week" and respond to questions. We will also review vocabulary terms. Then, we will continue working with assigned partners, on grammar practice exercises for commas in a series (refer to pages 301-303) in grammar text. On Tues., 10/17, students will take vocabulary quiz. On Wed., 10/18, SSR time will be allotted. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our grammar assessment on commas in a series. On Fri., 10/20, we will have another cold reading assessment. Article of the Week #3
35 Thursday, October 12, 2017 Students will analyze vocabulary words. Then, with assigned partners, students will begin grammar practice exercises for commas in a series (refer to pages 301-303) in grammar text. Also, we will analyze NYT's "What's Going on in This Picture?" Bring binders and prepare for grammar work all week. On Mon., 10/16 we will read another assigned "Article of the Week" and review vocabulary terms. On Tues., 10/17, students will take vocabulary quiz. On Wed., 10/18, SSR time will be allotted. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our grammar assessment on commas in a series. On Fri., 10/20, we will have another cold reading assessment.
34 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Students will not report to English class today due to PSAT testing. On Thurs., 10/12, students will review all recent vocabulary terms. We will also discuss NYT's "What's Going on in This Picture?" and begin grammar practice for commas in a series.
33 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Students will take "Needs" and "Hope" reading assessment. If time permits, review comma rules 13f. - 13g. in our grammar texts, pages 301-303 On Wed., 10/11 we will not have English due to PSAT testing. On Thurs., 10/12, we will analyze vocabulary terms: "dogged" and "naive." We will also discuss NYT's "What's Going on in This Picture?" and continue grammar practice for commas in a series.
32 Monday, October 9, 2017 Students will review "Needs" essay (p. 501) and "Hope" (p. 510) in The Bedford Reader. We will have a "Needs" and "Hope" passages reading assessment on Tues., 10/9. Analyze new vocabulary terms on Tues., 10/10. On Wed., 10/11 morning classes will take PSAT. Afternoon classes will need SSR books and vocabulary review list. On Thurs., 10/12, we will begin grammar pre-assessment and practice.
31 Friday, October 6, 2017 Students will review their reading guides for "Needs" essay (p. 501) in The Bedford Reader. Then, we will read and discuss "Hope." Bring binders next week. We will review "Needs" and "Hope" passages and prepare for a reading assessment on Tues., 10/10. Dickinson's Hope Reading Guide
30 Thursday, October 5, 2017 Students will use their reading guides to analyze the "Needs" essay (p. 501) in The Bedford Reader. On Fri., bring binders to class. We will read "Hope" (p. 510) and review the "Needs," both in The Bedford Reader. Needs reader guide
29 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, we will preview "Needs" essay from The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., and Fri., please bring binders for reading materials. We will complete reading the "Needs" essay from The Bedford Reader.
28 Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Students will complete annotations for AoW (Article of the Week) and discuss. Final discussion of expository essays. Collect rubrics at the end of class. All this week, please bring binders to take notes on vocabulary and reading materials. On Wed., 10/4 bring SSR selections. We will preview "Needs" essay from The Bedford Reader.
27 Monday, October 2, 2017 Students will closely read AoW (Article of the Week) and respond to bullet questions with a one-page reflection. We will also discuss how to revise expository essays. Review expository rubrics. All this week, please bring binders to take notes on vocabulary and reading materials. Tues., 10/3, we will read the next AoW and "Needs" from The Bedford Reader. Also, prepare to work on final revisions for expository essays. Wed., 10/4 bring SSR selections. AoW NFL Protests
26 Friday, September 29, 2017 Students will partake in a second cold reading assessment. We will also discuss how to revise expository essays. Review expository rubrics. Mon., 10/2 through Wed., 10/4 bring binders to take notes on vocabulary and reading materials. We will read the next AoW and "Needs" from The Bedford Reader. Also, prepare to work on final revisions for expository essays. Wed., 10/4 bring SSR selections.
25 Thursday, September 28, 2017 Students will take vocabulary and literary terms assessment. We will discuss how to revise expository essays. Lastly, we will analyze new terms: "relish" and "abstain." On Fri., 9/29, students will partake in another cold reading assessment. Afterwards, students may work on expository revisions. Be sure to hand in printed copy of expository rubric.
24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. We will review our vocabulary and literary terms. For Thurs., 9/28, review for our Vocabulary/Literary Quiz #1 (our first six vocabulary terms and four literary terms). On Fri., 9/29, students will partake in another cold reading assessment.
23 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Students will work to complete their expository essays in class. Share final drafts in Google Classroom. Confer with teacher about one - two paragraphs. Analyze literary terms: "denotation and connotation." Bring SSR books to class on Wed., 9/27 and prepare to continue writing conferences with teacher. Vocabulary quiz #1 (our first six vocabulary terms and four literary terms) will be on Thurs., 9/28.
22 Monday, September 25, 2017 Students will continue drafting their expository essays in class. Students need to revise and edit carefully before sharing final drafts in Google Classroom. We will complete our expository essays on Tues., 9/26. Share final drafts in Google Classroom. Bring SSR books to class on Tues., 9/26. Expository Rubric
21 Friday, September 22, 2017 Students will continue drafting their expository essays in class. After completing body paragraphs, draft conclusions. We will continue working on our expository essays through Tues., 9/26.
20 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 We will analyze vocabulary words: "indignation" and "pugnacious." Students will continue drafting body paragraphs for their expository essays. They may first use a graphic organizer or write out drafts prior to sharing on Google Classroom. No school on Thurs. On Fri., 9/22, we will work on the conclusion paragraph.
19 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Students will complete drafting their expository introduction. Then, we will review various graphic organizers and begin drafting the body paragraphs of the expository essays. On Wed., 9/20, we will continue with body paragraphs and analyze vocabulary words: "indignation" and "pugnacious." No school on Thurs. On Fri., 9/22, we will work on the conclusion paragraph. Expository Graphic Organizers
18 Monday, September 18, 2017 Students will complete their list of interests and knowledge. We will also preview expository writing and begin with the introductory paragraph. Remember to renew SSR library books if necessary. Prepare to draft expository essays in class this week. Tues., 9/19 we will draft body paragraphs. Wed., 9/20, we will continue with body paragraphs and analyze vocabulary words: "indignation" and "pugnacious." No school on Thurs. Fri., 9/22, we will work on the conclusion paragraph. Expository Essay Introduction Planner
17 Friday, September 15, 2017 Students will be assessed on cold readings. Then, if time permits, they may read their SSR selections. We will also preview expository writing. For Mon., Sept 18, compile a list of your areas of interests and knowledge. Students will also need SSR books and their binders. Remember to renew library books if necessary.
16 Thursday, September 14, 2017 SSR time will be allotted. Reading assessment revision opportunities will be discussed. Individual student photos will also be taken in the gym during today's class period. For Fri., Sept 15, students will be assessed on cold readings.
15 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Students will review the "AoW" article on sleep deprivation. Analyze vocabulary terms: "reprehensible" and "apprehension." On Thurs., Sept 14, for half of the class period, our class will go to the gym for individual student school photos; then, we will read our SSR books for the other half of the period and discuss participation/effort grading. For Fri., Sept 15, students will be assessed on cold readings.
14 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Students take a reading assessment on passages from "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" and "On Compassion." Then, time will be allotted for SSR. For Wed., Sept. 13, bring binders and prepare to add more words to our vocabulary list. We will discuss the "AoW" posted Monday.
13 Monday, September 11, 2017 Students will draw comparisons from the essays. We will begin reading the posted "Article of the Week." Students will write a brief response and annotate it. Students will be assessed on "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" and "On Compassion" from The Bedford Reader. Bring SSR selections. AoW Sleep Deprivation
12 Friday, September 8, 2017 Students will complete work stations to further analyze "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Then, along with the posted reading guide, we will read "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. Students will draw comparisons from the essays. Bring binders on Mon., Sept. 11. We will begin reading "Article of the Week."
11 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Students will complete work stations to further analyze "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Then, along with the posted reading guide, we will read "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. On Fri., Sept. 8, prepare for a mini-assessment on "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" and "On Compassion."
10 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time for the first part of class. Then, we will begin reading as we complete the guiding guide for "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. Thurs.-Fri., continue discussing "On Compassion." Complete reading guide for "On Compassion" from The Bedford Reader. On Compassion Passage Group Work
9 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Students will complete small group analysis of "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." We will also discuss the literary terms "allusion" and "archetype." For Wed., Sept. 6, bring SSR selections. Prepare to read and discuss words used to convey meaning in, "On Compassion" from The Bedford Reader.
8 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Students will first read their SSR selections. Then, analyze and draw conclusions from The New York Times' "What's Going on in this Picture?" We will begin our small group analysis of "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." For Tues., Sept. 5, bring necessary materials to class. We will complete our small group analysis of "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Britt Annotation Assignment What's going on in this picture?
7 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Students will analyze and draw conclusions after viewing The New York Times' "What's Going on in this Picture?" Then, we will read "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" (p. 233) in The Bedford Reader. For Thurs., Aug 31, bring your SSR selections and be prepared to work in assigned groups to review and analyze "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." What's going on in this picture?
6 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Students will begin taking notes in their binders for weekly vocabulary words: "mottled" and "imperiously." Also, we will preview tomorrow's reading assignment from The Bedford Reader, "Neat vs. Sloppy." Students will compile a list and Venn diagram in their notebooks. For Wed., Aug., 30, prepare to read "Neat vs. Sloppy" from our class text. Bring SSR selections to class on Thurs., Aug. 31.
5 Monday, August 28, 2017 Time will be allotted for SSR (sustained silent reading). Review reading and writing standards. Complete communication activity. Bring your binders and a pen/pencil daily. Prepare for vocabulary and reading intro activities. ELA Reading and Writing Standards
4 Friday, August 25, 2017 After attendance, we will go to the Geauga West Library to select SSR books to read next week. For Mon., Aug. 28, don't forget to bring your binders, pen/pencil, and book selection to read for enjoyment during SSR. Be prepared to write! 10-2 Grading Materials Policies
3 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Share summer reading in small assigned peer groups. Review policies. Discuss importance of reading for enjoyment. Prepare to go to the Geauga West Library and sign out a book selection to read for enjoyment during SSR (sustained silent reading).
2 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Review policy sheets, Google classroom, documents, and student email. Prepare to share summer reading by Thurs., Aug. 24.
1 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 We will begin class with ice breakers, and students will write about their education goals. Students need to bring three-ring binders with a pencil pouch to class. Prepare to share summer reading by Thurs., Aug. 24.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Welcome to Mrs. O'Janpa's 10-2 English. You will need a three-ring binder for class that will be organized into the following sections: reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. It can also house a pencil pouch and paper, so you're never without supplies. Be prepared to share your summer reading selection with peers on Thurs., Aug. 24. 10-2 Policies 2017-2018