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170 Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Students will take a skills based final exam today. The assessment will include cold readings, multiple choice questions, and a short essay response. Select a book for summer reading, and be sure to read the link about various book choices. Summer Reading Guide
169 Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Students will complete and share their three-part storyboard assessments for Of Mice and Men. Our final exam will be on Wed., 6/6, and is skills based with cold reading excerpts, multiple choice sections, and short essay responses.
168 Monday, June 4, 2018 Students will continue working on a three-part storyboard assessment for Of Mice and Men. On Tues., 6/5, students will complete working during class on storyboard assessments for Of Mice and Men. Our final exam will be skills based with cold reading excerpts, multiple choice sections, and short essay responses.
167 Friday, June 1, 2018 Students will continue working on a three-part storyboard assessment for Of Mice and Men. Students will continue working during class on storyboard assessments for Of Mice and Men. Our final exam will be skills based with cold reading excerpts, multiple choice sections, and short essay responses.
166 Thursday, May 31, 2018 Students will begin class work on a three-part storyboard assessment for Of Mice and Men. Students will work during class on storyboard assessments for OOf Mice and Men. Completed storyboards will be due on Mon., 6/1. Our final exam will be skills based with cold reading excerpts, multiple choice sections, and short essay responses.
165 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Students will analyze and discuss the poem "To a Mouse" and how it pertains to Of Mice and Men. On Thurs., 5/31 and Fri., 6/1, students will work on storyboard assessments for Of Mice and Men. Our final exam will be skills based with cold reading excerpts, multiple choice sections, and short essay responses. To a Mouse
164 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Students will review and discuss Of Mice and Men. Time to trace characters and discuss themes will be alloted. On Wed., 5/30, students will begin storyboarding assessment for Of Mice and Men.
163 Friday, May 25, 2018 Students will discuss and review Chapter 4 Of Mice and Men. We will continue reading aloud in class, Chapter 5. On Tues., 5/29, we will complete reading/discussing Chapter 5-6 for Of Mice and Men. Students need to complete their character tracing and prepare to share on Wed., 5/30. Begin storyboard assessment for Of Mice and Men.
162 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Students will have time to work with partners on the Chapter 4 review worksheet for Of Mice and Men. We will continue reading aloud in class. On Fri., 5/25, we will begin reading Chapter 5 for Of Mice and Men. Students need to continue character tracing.
161 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Students will have time to complete reading Of Mice and Men, Chapter 3 aloud during class. Then, begin reading Chapter 4, silently. Start Chapter 4 worksheet in class Students need to continue reading and annotating Chapter 4 Of Mice and Men through Thurs., 5/24. Complete Ch. 4 worksheet, and prepare to review and discuss Chapter 4 on Thursday and Friday. On Fri., 5/25, we will begin Chapter 5. OMAM Ch.4
160 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Students will have time to read Chapter 3 of Of Mice and Men aloud during class. We will follow up with discuss and review character tracing. Students need to continue reading and annotating Chapter 4 Of Mice and Men through Thurs., 5/24; prepare to review and discuss Chapter 4. On Fri., 5/25, we will begin Chapter 5.
159 Monday, May 21, 2018 Students will have time to complete Chapter 2 questions. We will read Chapter 3 aloud during class. Students need to continue reading and annotating Of Mice and Men; complete reading Chapter 4 by Tues., 5/22.
158 Friday, May 18, 2018 Students need to turn in vocabulary crossword exercise prior to taking Vocabulary Assessment #2. Complete reading up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men. Everyone needs to read silently, annotate their texts, and trace one of the main characters. Then, work with partners to complete Chapter 2 questions. For Mon., 5/21, students need to continue reading and annotating Of Mice and Men; complete reading Chapter 4 by Tues., 5/22. Chapter 2 OMAM Questions
157 Thursday, May 17, 2018 Students will discuss pages 20-25 from Of Mice and Men. Then, we will continue reading aloud. Everyone needs to annotate and trace one of the main characters. Vocabulary Assessment #2 will be Fri., 5/18. Also on Fri., 5/18 students need to annotate, trace a character and read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men.
156 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Students will continue reading and discussing Of Mice and Men. Everyone needs to annotate and trace one of the main characters. Any student who has not yet submitted the 'Caesar' essay in Edulastic needs to do so by Thurs., 5/17. Vocabulary Assessment #2 will be Fri., 5/18. Also on Fri., 5/18 students need to annotate, trace a character and read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men.
155 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Students will begin reading and discussing Of Mice and Men. Review and analyze recent vocabulary terms. For Wed., 5/16, students need to annotate, trace a character and read up to page 16 in Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary Assessment #2 has been moved to Fri., 5/18. 10-2 4th Quarter Vocabulary Quiz 2 Aid
154 Monday, May 14, 2018 Students will have time to proofread and complete in-class essay assessment on Julius Caesar. We will preview Of Mice and Men. Students will begin reading Of Mice and Men. Vocabulary Assessment #2 has been moved to Fri., 5/18.
153 Friday, May 11, 2018 Students take in-class essay assessment on Julius Caesar. On Mon., 5/14, students will begin Of Mice and Men. We will have Vocabulary Assessment #2 on Wed., 5/16.
152 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Students will review key points from Act 5 of Julius Caesar and prepare for the assessment. On Fri., 5/11, students will have an assessment on Julius Caesar. They may use their books for text evidence.
151 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Students will annotate and paraphrase key passages from Acts 4 - 5 of Julius Caesar. On Thurs., 5/10, students will review Julius Caesar. On Fri., 5/11, students will have an assessment on Julius Caesar.
150 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Students will annotate and paraphrase key passages from Acts 2 - 3 of Julius Caesar. Discuss results form tracking selected character. On Wed., 5/9, students will continue annotating and paraphrasing key passages from Acts 4 - 5 of Julius Caesar. Prepare to memorize one line of dialog from Julius Caesar. On Fri., 5/11, students will have an assessment on Julius Caesar.
149 Monday, May 7, 2018 Students will review, analyze, and discuss key passages from Julius Caesar. Complete tracking selected character. Complete and re-submit character tracking sheet on Tues., 5/8. On Fri., 5/11, students will have an assessment on Julius Caesar.
148 Friday, May 4, 2018 Students will complete their participation in The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program. Today's highlights will pertain to Act 5 of Julius Caesar. On Mon., 5/7, students will review, analyze, and discuss key passages from Julius Caesar.
147 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Students will participate in The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program. Today's highlights will pertain to Act 4 of Julius Caesar. Students will continue working with The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program in class this week. Everyone needs to participate daily in classroom activities.
146 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Students will participate in The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program. Today's highlights will pertain to Act 3 of Julius Caesar. Students will continue working with The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program in class this week. Everyone needs to participate daily in classroom activities.
145 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Students will participate in The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program. Today's highlights will pertain to Act 2 of Julius Caesar. Students will continue working with The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program in class this week. Everyone needs to participate daily in activities which pertain to the play.
144 Monday, April 30, 2018 Students will participate in The Great Lakes Theater School Residency program. Today activities will pertain to Act I of Julius Caesar. This week, the Great Lakes Theater School Residency will be bring Julius Caesar interactively to our classroom. Students need to participate daily in activities which pertain to the play.
143 Friday, April 27, 2018 Students will take an in-class assessment on Act I of Julius Caesa. If time permits, we will discuss vocabulary terms: "tacit" and "raze." Begin reading Act II of Julius Caesar in class today. Next week, the Great Lakes Theater School Residency will be bring Julius Caesar interactively to our classroom. Students need to participate daily in activities which pertain to the play.
142 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Students will continue to closely read Act I of Julius Caesar in class today. On Fri., 4/27, students will have an Act I assessment on Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar Audio Link
141 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Students will discuss character tracking and begin closely reading Act I of Julius Caesar in class today. Students need to have Julius Caesar texts and notebooks every day this week. Due to state testing, our assessment on Julius Caesar materials from Act I will now be Fri., 4/27. Julius Caesar Audio Link
140 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Students will discuss an overview of the time-line of events in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Then, we will discuss the sample passage to be provided from Act I of Julius Caesar in class today. Students need to have Julius Caesar texts and notebooks every day this week. Due to state testing, we our assessment on Julius Caesar materials from Act I will now be moved to Fri., 4/27.
139 Monday, April 23, 2018 Students will begin Julius Caesar in class today. Students need to have Julius Caesar texts and notebooks every day this week. On Thurs., 4/26, we will have an assessment on Julius Caesar materials that we have covered in class.
138 Friday, April 20, 2018 Students will draft and revise gratitude letters during class. Students need to bring notebooks. We will begin reading Julius Caesar next week.
137 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Students will complete viewing Twelve Angry Men and note differences from the text. We will discuss completing gratitude letters. Students will complete gratitude letters on Fri., 4/20.
136 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Students will continue viewing Twelve Angry Men and note differences from the text. Students will work on gratitude letters after we complete viewing Twelve Angry Men.
135 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Students will continue viewing Twelve Angry Men and note differences from the text. Students will work on gratitude letters after we complete viewing Twelve Angry Men.
134 Monday, April 16, 2018 Students will view Twelve Angry Men and discuss differences from the text. On Tues., 4/17, students will take The ELA Part II AIR tests. We will view Twelve Angry Men during class this week and complete the gratitude letters.
133 Friday, April 13, 2018 Students will review tips and guidelines for AIR testing. Then, grammar partners will work on a "practice" quiz for subject verb agreement. Mon. and Tues., students will take the ELA AIR tests.
132 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Students will analyze and discuss writing samples. Then, we will begin grammar practice for subject-verb agreement. On Fri., 4/13, we will review tips for the AIR test and continue grammar review: subject-verb agreement. Mon., 4/16 and Tues., 4/17 are the test dates for ELA AIR testing.
131 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Students will review writing samples as well as discuss planning and organizing for informative or argumentative writing. Time will also be allotted to work on subject-verb agreement exercises. Students will continue writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar exercises this week. Next Mon., 4/16 and Tues., 4/17, students will take The ELA Part II AIR tests.
130 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Students will review reading and writing samples and discuss how to improve in each area. Analyze vocabulary terms: "accolade" and "tenacious." Intro to subject-verb agreement. Students will continue writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar exercises this week. Next Mon., 4/16 and Tues., 4/17, students will take The ELA Part II AIR tests.
129 Monday, April 9, 2018 Students will practice taking a sample info-text reading test during class. We will discuss and review how to annotate evidence while using a chromebook, and how to respond to two-part questions. Students will continue writing, reading, vocabulary, and grammar exercises this week. Next Mon., 4/16 and Tues., 4/17, students will take The ELA Part II AIR tests.
128 Friday, April 6, 2018 Students will practice taking a sample info-text reading test during class. We will discuss and review how to annotate evidence while using a chromebook, and how to respond to two-part questions. AoW annotations and responses are due at the end of class today. Next week, students will continue writing and reading exercises. Also, we will continue revising the "Cursive" argumentative essays by color-coating sections.
127 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Students will practice taking a sample of a literary reading test during class. We will discuss and review how to annotate evidence while using a chromebook, and how to respond to two-part questions. Also, we will begin revising the "Cursive" argumentative essays by color-coding sections. On Fri., 4/6, students will practice taking a sample info-text reading test. AoW annotations and responses are due Fri., 4/6.
126 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Students will work on a sample passage from the AIR test to read and annotate. Review our grammar agreement pre-test. Analyze vocabulary terms: "accolade" and "tenacious." We will continue practicing for the AIR test as well as completing grammar and writing work during class this week. AoW annotations and responses are due Fri., 4/6.
125 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Students will complete final drafts for "gratitude letters." We will also review past argumentative essays and discuss revision guidelines. We will focus on hooks, transitions, and elaboration. Bring notebooks all week. We will continue grammar and writing work. AoW Smart Phone Toll
124 Friday, March 23, 2018 Students will complete final drafts for "gratitude letters." Any student who needs to complete or make up work need to do so today. Bring binders to class Tues., 4/3. We will continue grammar and writing work.
123 Thursday, March 22, 2018 Students will draft "gratitude letters" which must contain recent vocabulary words and "other punctuation" marks. Also, any student who needs to complete or make up work may do so today in class. On Fri., 3/23, using chromebooks, students will compose and revise their final drafts for "gratitude letters" which will contain recent vocabulary words and "other punctuation." Gratitude Letter
122 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Students will take final vocabulary quiz for the quarter. Any students who need to complete or make up work may do so today in class. Students will also speak one-on-one with Mrs. O'Janpa about writing progress. Bring binders daily. Students may revise one essay for extra credit by Thurs., 3/22. On Fri., 3/23, students will draft "gratitude letters" which will contain recent vocabulary words and "other punctuation."
121 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Students will prepare for the final vocabulary quiz for the quarter. Any students who need to complete or make up work may do so today in class. Students will also speak one-on-one with Mrs. O'Janpa about writing progress. Bring binders all week. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be on Wed., 3/21. Students may revise one essay for extra credit by Thurs., 3/22. On Fri., 3/23, students will draft "gratitude letters" which will contain recent vocabulary words and "other punctuation" on Fri., 3/23.
120 Monday, March 19, 2018 Students will take the actual grammar assessment for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. Also, students will analyze our final vocabulary terms for the third quarter: "solicitous" and "stringent." Bring binders all week. Vocabulary #2 assessment on Wed., 3/21. Students may revise one essay for extra credit.
119 Friday, March 16, 2018 Students will take grammar "practice" assessment for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. Also, students will be called for one-on-one writing conferences. Lastly, AoW annotations and responses must be turned in by the end of class. We will have a grammar assessment on Mon., 3/19 and Vocabulary #2 assessment on Wed., 3/21.
118 Thursday, March 15, 2018 Students will continue with practice exercises for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. On Fri., we will have a "practice" assessment on: italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. AoW annotations and responses are due Fri., 3/16. Next week we will have a grammar assessment on Mon., 3/19 and Vocabulary #2 assessment on Wed., 3/21.
117 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Students will analyze new vocabulary terms: mollify and tactile. We will also begin practice exercises for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. Thurs. and Fri., we will continue daily grammar work for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, and quotation marks. AoW annotations and responses are due Fri., 3/16.
116 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Students will complete and submit their in-class argumentative essays on cursive writing. Turn in all prewriting to Mrs. O'Janpa. Once work is submitted, students will have class time to read, annotate, and respond to this week's AoW. Bring binders this week. See Mrs. O'Janpa about make up work. Wed. through Fri., we will return to daily grammar work for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, quotation marks.
115 Monday, March 12, 2018 Students will compose in-class argumentative essays on cursive writing. Preview and discuss AoW. Bring binders this week. See Mrs. O'Janpa about make up work. We will return to daily grammar work for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, quotation marks. AoW Kevin Love
Friday, March 9, 2018 Snow Day! On Mon., 3/12, students will compose in-class argumentative essays on cursive writing. Bring binders next week. We will return to daily grammar work for italics, apostrophes, ellipsis points, quotation marks.
114 Thursday, March 8, 2018 Students will prepare for in-class argumentative essay by annotating two pro and con articles about cursive writing. Then, they will complete a graphic organizer. Both will be due at the end of class. Fri., 3/9 students will compose the in-class argumentative essay on cursive writing.
113 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Students will take Vocabulary #1 assessment. Time will be allotted for SSR for those who have made up missed work. However, students who need to make up any missing work need to do so today. On Thurs., 3/7 we will prepare for an in-class argumentative essay. Fri., 3/9 we will write an in-class essay.
112 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Students will continue grammar work for italics, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipsis points. We will also review for our Vocabulary #1 assessment. On Wed., 3/7, we will have our Vocabulary #1 assessment; also, bring SSR materials for participation/effort credit. On Thurs., 3/7 we will prepare for an in-class argumentative essay. Fri., 3/9 we will write an in-class essay. Vocabulary 1 Quarter 3
111 Monday, March 5, 2018 Students will complete reading debate briefs and review third quarter vocabulary terms. Also, be complete and turn in grammar "pre-assessment" for italics, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipsis points. Students will have individual conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa about English placement for next year. On Tues., 3/6, we will continue grammar work and review for our Vocabulary #1 assessment. Our vocabulary assessment is now Wed., 3/7. Thurs., 3/7 we will prepare for an in-class argumentative essay. Fri., 3/9 we will write an in-class essay. Vocabulary 1 Quarter 3
Friday, March 2, 2018 Snow Day! On Mon., 3/5, students will complete reading debate briefs and begin practicing new exercises for italics, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipsis points. Also, students will have individual conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa about English placement for next year. We will review for our Vocabulary #1 assessment and continue grammar practice. Our vocabulary assessment will be moved to Wed., 3/7. Thurs., 3/7 we will prepare for an in-class argumentative essay. Fri., 3/9 we will write an in-class essay.
110 Thursday, March 1, 2018 Students will take a pre-assessment for "other punctuation." We will also have a vocabulary review. On Thurs., 3/1 and Fri., 3/2, we will begin the second part of our grammar unit on "other punctuation." Our next vocabulary assessment will be Tues., 3/6.
109 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 We will analyze the vocabulary terms: "sequester" and "seraphic." Then, students will revise, edit, and submit final debate brief which is due at the end of class. On Thurs., 3/1 and Fri., 3/2, we will begin the second part of our grammar unit on "other punctuation."
108 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Students will read aloud and critique debate briefs during class. On Wed., 2/28, students will analyze the vocabulary terms: "sequester" and "seraphic." Also on Wed., 2/28, time will be allotted to edit, revise, and submit debate briefs in Google Classroom. On Thurs., 3/1 and Fri., 3/2, we will begin the second part of our grammar unit on "other punctuation."
107 Monday, February 26, 2018 Students will complete debate briefs and review guidelines and rubrics. Students will read debate briefs aloud and peers will offer feedback on Tues., 2/27. Debate Rubric and Peer Feedback Form
106 Friday, February 23, 2018 We will go to the library today during class in order to gather supporting evidence and using in-text MLA citations. Debate briefs will be due on Mon., 2/26. Students will read and critique debate briefs on Tues., 2/27.
105 Thursday, February 22, 2018 Students draft their counterclaims, claims, and thesis statements for their debate briefs. Get approval from Mrs. O'Janpa. Then, begin researching supporting evidence and using in-text MLA citations. Students need to bring notebooks. We will be working on debate research and outlines through Fri., 2/23. Debate briefs will be due on Mon., 2/26. Students will read debate briefs on Tues., 2/27.
104 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Students will be assigned debate topics and partners. We will review how to prepare a debate brief. Students need to bring notebooks. We will be working on debate research and outlines through Fri., 2/23. Debate Info
103 Thursday, February 15, 2018 Students may proofread and edit their Twelve Angry Men essays before submitting them today. We will have an introduction to debate. On Wed., 2/21, we will continue our debate unit. Students need to bring notebooks.
102 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Students will compose in-class essay assessment for Twelve Angry Men. Notes, outlines, and the texts may be used. On Thurs., 2/15, we will have an introduction to debate.
101 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 We will prepare notes, outline, and prewrite for tomorrow's in-class writing assessment on Twelve Angry Men. Review ethos, pathos, and logos, as well as types of evidence. We will analyze vocabulary words: "intrepid" and "savant." On Wed. 2/14, we will have an in-class writing assessment on Twelve Angry Men. On Thurs., 2/15, we will have an introduction to debate.
100 Monday, February 12, 2018 We will discuss themes from Twelve Angry Men in class. Review ethos, pathos, and logos and understand the importance of evidence. On Tues., 2/13, students will discuss writing prompts for Twelve Angry Men. Also, we will analyze vocabulary words: "intrepid" and "savant." On Wed. 2/14, we will have assessment on Twelve Angry Men.
99 Friday, February 9, 2018 We will complete reading Twelve Angry Men in class. Students need to their fulfill assigned participation roles."AoW" is due today. On Mon., 2/12, students will review and discuss Twelve Angry Men. Students will have an assessment on Twelve Angry Men on Tues., 2/13.
98 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Students will continue interpreting Act II of Twelve Angry Men in class. Students need to their fulfill assigned participation roles. Due Fri., 2/9, after reading and annotating this week's "AoW," write a one-page reflection. We complete reading Act III of Twelve Angry Men during class Friday. Students need to know their responsibility during the class reading of Twelve Angry Men.
97 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Independently and silently, students will complete reading Act I of Twelve Angry Men (pages 310-320 in Prentice Hall class textbooks). Next, students will complete the Act I critical thinking handout. If time permits, read/annotate this week's "AoW" and analyze vocabulary terms: "inherent and salient." On Thurs., 2/8, we will complete reading (aloud) Act I of Twelve Angry Men. Due Fri., 2/9, after reading and annotating this week's "AoW," write a one-page reflection. We will read Twelve Angry Men during class this week. Students need to know their responsibility during the class reading of Twelve Angry Men.
96 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Students will have time to analyze vocabulary terms: "inherent and salient." We will begin reading Act I of Twelve Angry Men in class. Every student will be assigned a responsibility and needs to be on-task during class. Bring SSR book Wed., 2/7. Also in class Wed., complete the critical thinking handout for Act I of Twelve Angry Men. Due Fri., 2/9, after reading and annotating this week's "AoW," write a one-page reflection. We will read Twelve Angry Men during class this week. 12 Angry Men Critical Thinking
95 Monday, February 5, 2018 Students will have time during class to complete and revise their MLK writing products in Google Classroom. Also, if time permits, students may begin reading and annotating this week's "AoW." Due Fri., 2/9, after reading and annotating this week's "AoW," write a one-page reflection. We will read Twelve Angry Men during class this week. "AoW" Cloning
94 Friday, February 2, 2018 Students will review and analyze examples of common writing errors in argumentative essays, and we will discuss tips for improvement. Also, we will preview our class reading of ?Twelve Angry Men. On Mon., 2/5, students will have time during class to complete and revise their MLK writing products in Google Classroom. We will also have a new "Article of the Week" which students will need to annotate and write a one-page reflection on by Fri., 2/9. We will read Twelve Angry Men during class next week.
93 Thursday, February 1, 2018 Students will review the MLK handouts and complete a first draft for their individual writing product selection. Any student who has missed work needs to make it up today or tomorrow. On Fri., 2/2, students will draft, edit, and revise MLK writing assignments in class. On Mon., 2/5, we will begin reading Twelve Angry Men during class. MLK writing product
92 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Counselors will be speaking to all the sophomores during English classes today. On Thurs., 2/1, in small groups, students will analyze and complete the MLK handout. Students will need to select individual writing assignments. Fri., 2/2, students will draft, edit, and revise MLK writing assignments in class. MLK Group Work
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Snow Day! Wed., 1/31, the counselors will talk to students during class. On Thurs., 2/1, in small groups, students will analyze and complete the MLK handout. Students will need to select individual writing assignments. Fri., 2/2, students will draft, edit, and revise MLK writing assignments in class. MLK groupwork
91 Monday, January 29, 2018 Students will take quiz pertaining to MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech." After quiz, students may read SSR books or work on vocabulary. Analyze "precarious" and "refute." Bring binders Tues., 1/30, prepare for groupwork and brainstorming for MLK written writing assignment. Wed., 1/31, the counselors will meet with our class. Thurs., 2/1 and Fri., 2/2, students will draft, edit, and revise MLK writing assignments.
90 Friday, January 26, 2018 Students will read and annotate MLK's "I Have a Dream Speech." On Mon., 1/29, students will have a brief assessment pertaining to the MLK "I Have a Dream" speech.
89 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Students will complete in-class essay assessment. On Fri., 1/26, we will read and annotate MLK speech during class time. On Mon., 1/29, students will have a brief assessment pertaining to the MLK. "I Have a Dream" speech. I Have a Dream
88 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Students are encouraged use the provided outline while preparing for tomorrow's persuasive writing in-class essay. Class time needs to be spent annotating and organizing the outline. Students will have the option to turn in prewriting at the end of class or continue to work on it. On Thurs., 1/25, students will be able to use the provided passages, outlines, and rubrics while composing their argumentative in-class essays on chromebooks during scheduled class time. On Fri., 1/26, we will read and annotate MLK speech during class time. Outline template for argumentative essay
87 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Students will begin persuasive writing workshop. We will review the rubric, claims, counter-claims, evidence, etc. Analyze vocabulary words: "intrinsic and facetious." Bring notebooks daily for persuasive writing workshop. On Wed., 1/24, students will be given passages to prepare for in-class essay on Thurs., 1/25. On Fri., 1/26, read and annotate MLK speech. Updated Argumentative Rubric (AIR)
86 Monday, January 22, 2018 Students will take "cold reading" assessment. Time will be allotted to complete punctuation similes, if necessary. Lastly, we will discuss "AoW" and lyric annotations which must be turned in by the end of class. Bring notebooks daily for persuasive writing workshop. Analyze vocabulary words: "intrinsic and facetious." Prepare for in-class essay on Thurs., 1/25. On Fri., 1/26, read and annotate MLK speech.
85 Friday, January 19, 2018 Students will turn in their "AoW" reflections/annotations. Then, they will work with grammar partner(s) to complete the "Punctuation Similes" handout. If time permits, students will read and discuss "Revisiting Annotation." On Mon., 1/22, students will have a "cold reading" assessment. Also, on Mon., 1/22, students will need to complete their lyric annotations. Punctuation Similes
84 Thursday, January 18, 2018 Students will take "actual" grammar assessment on semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. Then, students need to analyze the following vocabulary terms: "dearth, dour, pique, and extrinsic." Due Fri., 1/19, prepare to discuss and complete responses /annotations for AoW (Meditation). We will also read and discuss "Revisiting Annotation" and complete the lyric annotations for Mon., 1/22. Also, on Mon., 1/22, students will have a "cold reading" assessment and read "Revisiting Annotation." Revisiting Annotation
83 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Students will finish reviewing the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. We will also review and make corrections on the "practice" assessment. If time permits, we will work with partners to collaborate on a "other punctuation" review guide. Our "actual" grammar assessment has now be moved to Thurs., 1/18! Review all exercises and "practice" assessments for the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. Due Fri., 1/19, is this week's AoW (Meditation). AoW Meditation
82 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Students will finish completing practice exercises from the grammar text. Read p. 328 and complete Ex. 2 (1-10); read p. 323 and complete Ex.1 (1-10); lastly read p. 326, Oral Practice (1-10). The focus is on the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. We will review the exercises and take the "practice" assessment. If time permits, we will discuss the AoW responses before collected them. On Wed., 1/17, we will have the "actual" grammar assessment on the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes.
Friday, January 12, 2018 Calamity Day (Ice/Snow) When students return to school on Tues., 1/16, be sure you have completed AoW work and be ready to complete/review our grammar exercises. Then, we will take a "practice" assessment on the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. Wed., 1/17 will be the "actual" grammar assessment.
81 Thursday, January 11, 2018 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, grammar partners will work to complete practice exercises from the grammar text. Read p. 328 and complete Ex. 2 (1-10); read p. 323 and complete Ex.1 (1-10); lastly read p. 326, Oral Practice (1-10). The focus is on the following types of punctuation: semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. A "practice" grammar assessment will be on Fri., 1/12. We will immediately review the "practice" assessment. Also on Fri., 1/12, prepare to discuss AoW and hand-in completed annotations and one-page reflection. Next Tues., 1/16, we will have an "actual" grammar assessment.
80 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Students will be assigned new grammar partner as we begin our work on exercises for semicolons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. Grammar practice will be all week, with an assessment on Fri., 1/12. On Thurs., 1/11, students must bring SSR book of choice for full credit, so don't forget it! Due Fri., 1/12, prepare to discuss AoW. Be sure to complete reading, annotating, and responding with a one-page reflection to this week's AoW.
79 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Discuss and preview AoW, 'Movie Theaters Fight Streaming.' Students will take grammar pre-assessment on "Other Punctuation." Grammar practice will be all week, with an assessment on Fri., 1/12. On Thurs., 1/11, students must bring SSR book of choice for full credit, so don't forget it! Due Fri., 1/12, prepare to discuss AoW. Be sure to complete reading, annotating, and responding with a one-page reflection to this week's AoW. Movie Theaters Fight Streaming
Monday, January 8, 2018 Snow Day! Grammar practice will be all week, with an assessment on Fri., 1/12. On Thurs., 1/11, students must bring SSR book of choice for full credit, so don't forget it! Due Fri., 1/12, prepare to discuss AoW. Be sure to complete reading, annotating, and responding with a one-page reflection to this week's AoW. Movie Theaters Fight Streaming
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
78 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Students will take midterm during 12:40 - 2:33 today. The test consists of cold reading passages. Responses include multiple choice and short paragraphs. Comma rules and vocabulary terms will also be on the midterm. Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
77 Monday, December 18, 2017 Students will review for midterm. We will review vocabulary terms and comma rules. Also, practice cold reading and writing excerpts. Students need to prepare for midterm testing by reviewing cold reading and writing practice questions. 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.
76 Friday, December 15, 2017 Students will take vocabulary assessment #2. SSR time will be allotted. Practice cold reading and writing excerpts for the midterm. Students will be able to prepare for midterm testing by reviewing cold reading and writing practice questions. 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.
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