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Thursday, December 14, 2017 Due to the snow day, our vocabulary assessment will be postponed until tomorrow. For Fri., 12/15, after our vocabulary assessment, SSR time will be allotted. Then, students will prepare for midterm testing; time will be allotted for cold reading and writing practice and discussion. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterms.
75 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 In small groups, students will review vocabulary terms and comma rules. Thurs., 12/14, students will have Vocabulary #2 Assessment. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterms.
74 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 With partners, students will complete vocabulary squares in class. For Wed., 12/13, we will work in small groups to review our comma rules. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterms.
73 Monday, December 11, 2017 Student will begin our vocabulary and comma reviews. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterms.
72 Friday, December 8, 2017 Students will analyze and discuss Taw's 'Feeding Monkeys' in The Bedford Reader ( p. 110) as well as the AoW, "Driver-less Cars." Then, we will begin our comma review. Next week, bring binders and prepare for continued review of comma rules and vocabulary. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterms.
71 Thursday, December 7, 2017 SSR time will be allotted. Students will also read and discuss Taw's 'Feeding Monkeys' in The Bedford Reader ( p. 110). Then, we will and analyze vocabulary terms: "paragon" and "pariah." For Fri., 12/8, AoW annotations/responses due. Follow up with further discussion about 'Feeding Monkeys,' AoW, and review comma rules. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the final.
70 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Mrs. Marn will speak to our class about college and career preparation. Students will have access to chromebooks during her presentation. On Thurs., 12/7, SSR time allotted, read Taw's 'Feeding Monkeys' in The Bedford Reader and analyze vocabulary terms: "paragon" and "pariah." For Fri., 12/8, AoW annotations/responses due. Discuss 'Feeding Monkeys,' AoW, and review comma rules. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the final.
69 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Students will be assessed on "Champion of the World" and "Fish Cheeks." After assessment, check that you have completed and submitted the second in-class essay. Wed., 12/6 Mrs. Marn will speak to our class about college and career preparation. On Thurs., 12/7, SSR time allotted, read Taw's 'Feeding Monkeys' in The Bedford Reader and analyze vocabulary terms: "paragon" and "pariah." For Fri., 12/8, AoW annotations/responses due. Discuss 'Feeding Monkeys,' AoW, and review comma rules. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the final.
68 Monday, December 4, 2017 We will complete our discussion of "Fish Cheeks" and review for tomorrow's reading assessment. Read AoW, "Driver-less Cars." 'Champ' and 'Fish' reading assessment on Tues., 12/5. Wed., 12/6 we will have Mrs. Marn speak to our class about college and career preparation. On Thurs., 12/7, SSR time allotted, read Taw's 'Feeding Monkeys' in The Bedford Reader and analyze vocabulary terms: "paragon" and "pariah." For Fri., 12/8, AoW annotations/responses due. Discuss 'Feeding Monkeys,' AoW, and review comma rules. Check midterm exam schedule. Midterms will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and short written responses. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the final. AoW Driver-less Cars
67 Friday, December 1, 2017 Using a reading guide, students will read, discuss, and analyze Tan's "Fish Cheeks" (pages 99-100) in The Bedford Reader. On Mon., 12/4, we will review 'Champ' and 'Fish' to prepare for our reading assessment on Tues., 12/5.
66 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Students will complete reading and discussing "Champion of the World" in class. Then, they will annotate and respond to questions on the reading guide. On Fri., 12/1, we will read "Fish Cheeks" in class. On Mon., 12/4, we will review 'Champ' and 'Fish' to prepare for our assessment on Tues., 12/5.
65 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Students will have SSR time allotted during the first half of class. Then, students will read and discuss "Champion of the World" in class. Further discussion of 'Champ' on Thurs., 11/30. Read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" in class on Fri., 12/1. Review 'Champ' and "Fish Cheeks" on Mon., 12/4. Reading assessment will be Tues., 12/5 for 'Champ' and "Fish Cheeks."
64 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Students will compose an expository in-class essay based on two passages. The entire class period will be devoted to this assessment, so students need to manage time efficiently and wisely. For Wed., 11/29, bring an SSR selection for the first half of class. Then, be prepared to read "Champion of the World" in class. Discuss 'Champ' on Thurs., 11/30. Read "Fish Cheeks" in class on Fri., 12/1. Reading assessment will be Tues., 12/5 for 'Champ' and "Fish Cheeks."
63 Monday, November 27, 2017 Prepare for tomorrow's in-class essay assessment. Students will have time to read the passages and plan ahead using a graphic organizer. Students need to prepare for Tues., 11/28 in-class essay writing assessment. For Wed., 11/29, bring an SSR selection and read "Champion of the World" in class. Discuss 'Champ' on Thurs., 11/30. Read "Fish Cheeks" in class on Fri., 12/1. Reading assessment on Tues., 12/5 for 'Champ' and "Fish Cheeks." In-class Essay Prep #2
62 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Students will take "actual" grammar assessment for comma interrupters/introductory elements. Lastly, students need to check with Mrs. O'Janpa to see if their in-class essay revisions have been properly submitted in Google Classroom. Also, rubrics need to be turned in at the end of class. After Thanksgiving break on Mon., 11/27, students will be prepare for a Tues., 11/28 in-class essay writing assessment.
61 Monday, November 20, 2017 Students will complete working with their grammar partners to finish and review their "practice" grammar assessment. Analyze vocabulary words: "obdurate" and "caustic." Students may take "actual" assessment for comma interrupters/introductory elements today or tomorrow. Lastly, students need to have a brief conference with Mrs. O'Janpa about their in-class essay revisions. Tues., 11/21 will be the deadline for in-class essay revisions and "actual" interrupters/introductory assessments. After Thanksgiving break on Mon., 11/ 27, students will be prepare for a Tues., 11/28 in-class essay writing assessment.
60 Friday, November 17, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. Afterwards, working with their grammar partners, students will finish the comma exercises for introductory elements and interrupters (refer to pages 30--313 in the grammar text). Lastly, with their grammar partners, they will complete a "practice" grammar assessment. For Mon., 11/20, students will have time to review their "practice" assessments. Then, they will take the actual grammar assessment and SSR time allotted. Tues., 11/21 will be the extended deadline for revisions. After Thanksgiving break on Mon., 11/27, students will be prepare for a Tues., 11/28 in-class essay writing assessment.
59 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Students take vocabulary assessment. Also, students will work with assigned partners on comma exercises pertaining to introductions and interrupters on pages 309-313 in grammar text. If time permits, students may confer with teacher about revisions. On Fri., 11/17, bring SSR selections, revision work, and grammar practice assessment. Next Mon., 11/20, we will have our actual grammar assessment and SSR time allotted. Tues., 11/21 will be the extended deadline for revisions. Mon., 11/ 27 will be preparation for Tues., 11/28 in-class essay writing.
58 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Students will have a short cold reading assessment before working with grammar partners. Students will work on comma exercises pertaining to introductions and interrupters on pages 309-313 in grammar text. On Thurs., 11/19 students will take a vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 11/17, bring SSR selections. Next Mon., 11/20, we will have our actual grammar assessment.
57 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Students will have half of class time today for revising recent in-class essays. The second half will be dedicated to our continuing comma unit. Students will take a grammar pre-assessment for interrupters. On Wed., 11/15, we will have a short cold reading assessment. Then, we will return to our grammar practice, interrupters, Rule 13K on pages 311-313 in our grammar text. On Thurs., 11/19 students will take a vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 11/17, bring SSR selections. Next Mon., 11/20, we will have our actual grammar assessment.
56 Monday, November 13, 2017 Students will begin writing workshop today. Everyone will have opportunities to start revising recent in-class essays or plan ahead for a new classification essay. On Tues., 11/14, we will have a grammar pre-assessment along with grammar practice on Wed. and Fri. Also, on Wed., 11/15, we will have a short cold reading assessment and return to grammar work. On Thurs., 11/19 we will have our vocabulary assessment. On Fri., 11/17, bring SSR selections. Next Mon., 11/20, we will have our actual grammar assessment. Vocabulary Review
55 Friday, November 10, 2017 Students will begin writing workshop today. Students will have opportunities to revise recent in-class essays or plan ahead for a new classification essay. Bring binders on Mon., 11/13. We will have a short cold reading assessment and return to grammar work. Planning classification
54 Thursday, November 9, 2017 Students will take a reading assessment on the Tannen and Sante essays from The Bedford Reader. If time permits, students may read SSR selections or complete "AoW." Due Fri., 11/10, "Article of the Week" annotations and responses. Also, we will have a writing workshop on Fri., 11/10.
53 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Students will analyze Sante's "What Secrets Tell" on pages 401-405 of The Bedford Reader. Time will be allotted for students to work independently and complete the reading guide. We will synthesize Tannen and Sante's essays. If time permits, we will view student essay samples and discuss revising. Our reading assessment for Tannen and Sante's essays will be Thurs., 11/9. Bring SSR selections on Thurs., 11/9. Due Fri., 11/10, "Article of the Week" annotations and responses.
52 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Students will read and analyze Sante's "What Secrets Tell" on pages 401-405 of The Bedford Reader. Time will be allotted for students to work independently and complete the reading guide. If time permits, work on "AoW." On Wed., 11/8, students will review and discuss Tannen and Sante's essays. We will also begin reviewing how to improve our own in-class essay writing, using the Quintilian Progression. Our reading assessment and SSR time will be Thurs., 11/9. Due Fri., 11/10, "Article of the Week" annotations and responses. Sante Reading Guide Article of the week Opioid Crisis
51 Monday, November 6, 2017 Students will complete reading guide for Tannen's essay "But What Do You Mean?" on pages 391-397 of The Bedford Reader. We will analyze the vocabulary terms: "abate" and "microcosm." Also, we will begin the "Article of the Week." On Tues., 11/7, we will read and analyze Sante's "What Secrets Tell" on pages 401-405 of The Bedford Reader. On Wed., 11/8, Students will review and discuss both essays. We will also begin reviewing how to improve last week's in-class essays. Our reading assessment and SSR time will now be Thurs., 11/9. Due Fri., 11/10, "Article of the Week" annotations and responses. Article of the week Opioid Crisis
50 Friday, November 3, 2017 Students will read and analyze Tannen's essay "But What Do You Mean?" on pages 391-397 of The Bedford Reader. Bring binders Mon., 11/6. We will review Tannen's essay. On Tues., 11/7, we will read and analyze Sante's "What Secrets Tell" on pages 401-405 of The Bedford Reader. On Wed., 11/8, Students will take a short response/multiple choice assessment pertaining to Tannen and Sante's essays. SSR time will also be allotted next Wed. Tannen Reading Guide
49 Thursday, November 2, 2017 Students will complete the in-class informative writing assessment on chromebooks during class time. If they finish early, SSR time will be allotted. Bring binders Fri., 11/3, we will read and analyze an essay from The Bedford Reader.
48 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Students will take an in-class informative writing assessment on chromebooks during class time. If they finish early, SSR time will be allotted. Bring binders Thurs., 11/2 and Fri., 11/3, we will read and analyze an essay from The Bedford Reader.
47 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Students will prepare for upcoming in-class by discussing annotating and evaluating common problems. Analyze vocabulary terms: "simulated" and "acquittal." Any students who did not turn in their "AoW" annotations/responses need to do so by the end of class today. On Wed., 11/1 students will use chromebooks during class to compose an in-class essay; SSR time allotted. On Thurs., 11/2 we will read an essay from The Bedford Reader. In-class Essay Passages
46 Monday, October 30, 2017 We will read and discuss the "Article of the Week." Continue to evaluate common writing problems when composing an informative essay. Tues., 10/31, we will prepare for informative essay prompt. Analyze vocabulary: "simulated" and "acquittal." On Wed., 11/1 students will use chromebooks during class to compose an in-class essay; SSR time allotted. On Thurs., 11/2 we will read an essay from The Bedford Reader. AoW Climate Change
45 Friday, October 27, 2017 Students will work with grammar partners on an "actual" assessment for commas (essential and nonessential clauses and phrases). We will continue to evaluate and discuss common writing problems which have occurred while composing informative essay. We will review actual student samples and how to embed quotations. On Mon., 10/30, students will read and discuss "The Article of the Week." Tues., 10/31, prepare for informative essay prompt and compose multi-paragraph responses on chromebooks. On Wed., 11/1 SSR time allotted and read essay from The Bedford Reader.
44 Thursday, October 26, 2017 Students will work with grammar partners on a "practice" assessment for commas (essential and nonessential clauses and phrases). We will also discuss common writing problems while composing an informative essay. We will review actual student samples. On Fri., 10/27, students will take the "actual" assessment for commas (essential and nonessential clauses and phrases). On Mon., 10/20, students will be given a comparison essay topic prompt and they will compose their multi-paragraph responses in class on chromebooks.
43 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, with assigned grammar partners, we will work on a "practice" assessment and a worksheet for rule 13 i. in our grammar text on pages 306-308. On Thurs., 10/26, we will have Comma rules #2 assessment. Fri., 10/27, we will begin a writing workshop.
42 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Students will take pre-assessment on page 308 Exercise 4 of grammar text. Then, we will review the rules from our handout about participial phrases. With partners, students will construct a paragraph using both nonessential clauses/phrases and essential clauses/phrases. Bring notebooks with paper every day. We will continue reviewing comma rule 13i. on pages 306-308 in our grammar text. On Wed., 10/25, students will take practice assessments with grammar partners and bring SSR selections. On Thurs., 10/26, we will have Comma rules #2 assessment. Participial Phrases
41 Monday, October 23, 2017 Students will read "Article of the Week" (also view related TED talk) and respond to questions. Analyze vocabulary terms: "subservient" and "unanimous." This week, bring notebooks with paper. We will continue exercises/ practice assessments for more comma rules. SSR time will be allotted on Wed., 10/25. On Thurs., 10/26, we will have Comma rules #2 assessment. Secrets to a Happy Life
40 Friday, October 20, 2017 Students will have another cold reading assessment. We will complete our discussion and questions for the third "Article of the Week." As we begin second quarter on Mon., 10/23, be sure to bring notebooks with paper. We will read a new "Article of the Week" and continue with comma rules.
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 analyze vocabulary terms: "dogged" and "naive." We will also discuss NYT's "What's Going on in This Picture?" and begin grammar practice for commas in a series. On Thurs., 10/12, we will review all recent vocabulary terms and continue 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, bring SSR brings, vocabulary list, and prepare practice commas in a series. 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