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141 Thursday, April 18, 2019 Students will review grammar work and continue memoir exercises. Enjoy your break!
140 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Students will review grammar work and begin discussing three-sentence memoir exercise. On Thurs., 4/18, students will complete three-sentence memoir exercise and learn more about memoir writing.
139 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Students will work in pairs reviewing rules for apostrophe usage. Classes are shortened this week due to the testing schedule. We will continue our "other punctuation" grammar unit this week.
138 Monday, April 15, 2019 Students will work on italics and quotation review. ELA AIR test continues on Tues., 4/16. Classes are shortened this week due to the testing schedule. We will continue our "other punctuation" grammar unit this week.
137 Friday, April 12, 2019 In small groups, students will participate in a figurative language review challenge. We will also review final AIR test taking tips. ELA AIR tests are Mon., 4/15 and Tues., 4/16. Mon., 4/15 -- Thurs., 4/18, continue "other punctuation" grammar unit.
136 Thursday, April 11, 2019 In small groups, students will discuss differences between explanatory vs. argumentative essays. Also, if time permits, we will analyze another practice AIR sample test. Fri., 4/12, play Jeopardy: figurative language and review AIR test taking tips. ELA AIR tests are Mon., 4/15 and Tues., 4/16. Mon., 4/15- Thurs., 4/18, continue "other punctuation" grammar unit.
135 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Students will complete meme making contest and begin essay puzzles. Thurs.4/11,students will participate in Jeopardy: Figurative Language and group AIR test practice.Fri., 4/12, review AIR test taking tips.
134 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Students will work in assigned groups on rap battles preparation and present the second half of class. If time permits, students will remain in the same groups and begin planning for tomorrow’s meme making contest. Wed., 4/10 complete meme contests due and essay puzzles: Explanatory vs. Argumentative. Thurs., participate in Jeopardy: Figurative Language and group AIR test practice.
133 Monday, April 8, 2019 Students will work in assigned groups on rap battle constructions. Each group must follow the guidelines on the AIR test writing rubrics. We will continue reviewing for the AIR test: Tues., 4/9, AIR teamwork and meme making contest; Wed., 4/10 Essay puzzles: Explanatory vs. Argumentative.
132 Friday, April 5, 2019 Students will work on identifying themes and begin poetry compositions. Mon., 4/8, Complete poetry compositions.
131 Thursday, April 4, 2019 Students will work on quotation usage and identifying themes. Fri., 4/5, Composing original poetry. Quote sandwich
130 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Students will complete thesis statement work in class for writing credit. Then, we will review quotation usage. Thurs., 4/4, Identifying themes; Fri., 4/5, Composing original poetry. Thesis Statements
129 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Students will analyze various types of thesis statements and complete the work in class for writing credit. We will continue rebuilding the following skills this week: Wed., 4/3, Quotation usage; Thurs., 4/4, Identifying themes; Fri., 4/5, Composing original poetry. Thesis Statements
128 Monday, April 1, 2019 Students will review learning vocabulary in context skills, and also refresh their critical thinking skills with "What's Going on in this Picture?"our reading, writing, and vocabulary building skills. We will continue rebuilding the following skills this week: Tues., 4/2, Thesis work; Wed., 4/3, Quotation usage; Thurs., 4/4, Identifying themes; Fri., 4/5, Composing original poetry.
127 Friday, March 22, 2019 We complete Act 5 of Julius Caesar in class today. Students need to make certain all assignments for third quarter are turned in today. Enjoy spring break!
126 Thursday, March 21, 2019 We will read Act 4 of Julius Caesar in class today. Students will have the opportunity to make up any missed. Fri., 322, we will read Act 5 of Julius Caesar.
125 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Students will first take a vocabulary assessment. Afterwards, students need to complete their argumentative essays pertaining to Acts I-III of Julius Caesar. All students need to submit their work in Edulastic. On Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 2/22, we will read Acts IV and V of Julius Caesar.
124 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Students will type and submit their argumentative essays pertaining to Acts I-III of Julius Caesar. On Wed., 3/20, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. On Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 2/22, we will read Acts IV and V of Julius Caesar.
123 Monday, March 18, 2019 Independently, students will complete reading Act III, of Julius Caesar. Be sure to take notes and decide upon your essay choice. Today, students will prepare and plan for their writing assessment by completing the packets. Tues., 3/19, students will type and submit an argumentative essay pertaining to Acts I-III of Julius Caesar. On Wed., 3/20, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. On Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 2/22, we will read Acts IV and V of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar Argument
122 Friday, March 15, 2019 Students will continue reading Act III, of Julius Caesar. We will prepare and plan for a writing assessment which will be completed early next week. On Mon., 3/18 and Tues., 3/19, students will continue to plan, type, and submit an argumentative essay pertaining to Acts I-III of Julius Caesar. On Wed., 3/20, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. On Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 2/22, we will read Acts IV and V of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar Argument
121 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Students will first review recent assessments and discuss reading and writing strategies. Then, we will read Act III, scene 1 of Julius Caesar as we continue to annotate texts. Fri., 3/15, complete Act III and prepare for Julius Caesar assessment on Mon., 3/18. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Wed., 3/20.
120 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Students will begin Act III of Julius Caesar and continue to annotate their texts. Thurs., 3/14 assessment and vocabulary review. Fri., 3/15, complete Act III and prepare for Julius Caesar assessment on Monday.
119 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Students will complete Act 2 of Julius Caesar; we will also review highlights and annotate the text. Wed., 3/ 13 begin Act III. Thurs., 3/14 assessment and vocabulary review. Fri., 3/15, complete Act III and prepare for Julius Caesar assessment on Monday.
118 Monday, March 11, 2019 We will complete Act 2 of Julius Caesar, it time permits, students may complete the cold reading practice AIR assessment. Tues., 3/12, complete Act II of Julius Caesar. Wed., 3/ 13 begin Act III. Thurs., 3/14 assessment and vocabulary review. Fri., 3/15, complete Act III.
117 Friday, March 8, 2019 Students will take a cold reading practice AIR assessment. Update vocabulary organizers and notes on the conspirators in Julius Caesar. On Mon, we will complete reading Act II of Julius Caesar.
116 Thursday, March 7, 2019 Students will continue reading, annotating text, and discussing Act II of Julius Caesar. On Fri., we will review vocabulary terms and take a practice AIR test for reading credit.
115 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Using texts and notes, students will complete the writing exercises for Act One of Julius Caesar. Wed. - Thurs., we will continue reading Act II of Julius Caesar. Review vocabulary terms on Wed. Practice AIR testing on Fri., 3/8.
114 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Students will complete Act One of Julius Caesar. Then, time will be allotted for a brief writing exercise, using texts and notes. Wed. - Thurs., we will continue reading Act II of Julius Caesar. Review vocabulary terms on Wed. Practice AIR testing on Fri., 3/8.
113 Monday, March 4, 2019 Students will continue Act One of Julius Caesar. Tues., 3/5, students will be given a short writing prompt for Act One. On Wed. - Thurs., we will continue reading Act II of Julius Caesar. Review vocabulary terms on Wed. Practice AIR testing on Fri., 3/8.
112 Friday, March 1, 2019 Students will begin Julius Caesar. Turn in LoW work. Review vocabulary terms. Mon., 3/4, we will continue Act I of Julius Caesar.
111 Thursday, February 28, 2019 Discuss new vocabulary terms: verbose and zenith. Students will begin Julius Caesar. Fri., 3/1 we will continue Act I of Julius Caesar. LoW is also due on Fri., 3/1.
110 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Discuss new vocabulary terms: verbose and zenith. Students begin unit on Julius Caesar. Thurs 2/28 -- Fri., 3/21 we will continue Julius Caesar. LoW due on Fri., 3/1.
109 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Students will practice AIR testing independently and review with partner. Then, we will preview Julius Caesar. Wed. 2/27 -- Fri., 3/21 we will begin Julius Caesar. LoW due on Fri., 3/1. Discuss new vocabulary terms: verbose and zenith.
108 Monday, February 25, 2019 Students will receive this week's LoW and follow-up and discuss Twelve Angry Men. Mon., 2/25, we will complete and follow up on Twelve Angry Men. Tues., 2/26 we will practice AIR testing. Wed., through Friday we will begin Julius Caesar. LoW due on Fri., 3/1. LoW Echo and Narcissus
107 Friday, February 22, 2019 Students will continue reading Act III of Twelve Angry Men. Mon., 2/25, we will complete and follow up on Twelve Angry Men.
106 Thursday, February 21, 2019 Students will revise and edit their argumentative essays in Edulastic. SSR time will be allotted. On Fri., 2/22, will will continue reading Act III of Twelve Angry Men.
105 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Students will continue to read and annotate articles about video games; Then, complete the plan to write an argumentative essay. On Thurs., 2/21, students will compose and submit in-class argumentative essays in Edulastic. On Fri., 2/22, will will continue reading Act III of Twelve Angry Men.
104 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Students will read and annotate articles about video games; Then, complete the plan to write an argumentative essay. On Wed., 2/20, students will continue to read, annotate and plan argumentative essays based on the two articles about video games; On Thurs., 2/21, students will compose and submit in-class argumentative essays in Edulastic. On Fri., 2/22, will will continue reading Act III of Twelve Angry Men. Argumentative Essay Planner
103 Friday, February 15, 2019 Students will fulfill their responsibilities for Act II of Twelve Angry Men. On Tues., 2/19 -- Thurs., 2/21, read and annotate articles about video games; plan and write argumentative essay about video games in-class. On Fri., 2/22, read Act III of Twelve Angry Men.
102 Thursday, February 14, 2019 Students will fulfill their responsibilities for Act I of Twelve Angry Men. On Fri., we will read Twelve Angry Men in class. AoW is due on Friday.
101 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Students will begin intro and sign-up for responsibilities during our Twelve Angry Men unit. We will begin Act I. Thurs., and Fri., we will read Twelve Angry Men in class. AoW is due on Friday.
100 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Students will work with an assigned partner and practice AIR testing and go over it. On Wed., introduce Twelve Angry Men and review new vocabulary terms: tacit and raze. Thurs. and Fri., we will read Twelve Angry Men in class. AoW is due on Friday.
99 Monday, February 11, 2019 Students will receive AoW and submit analytical essay revisions in Google Classroom. Time will be allotted to complete MLK annotations and group work. On Tues., SSR time will be allotted and we will partner practice AIR testing and go over it. On Wed., introduce Twelve Angry Men and review new vocabulary terms: tacit and raze. Thurs. and Fri., we will read Twelve Angry Men in class. AoW Boredom
98 Thursday, February 7, 2019 Students will take vocabulary assessment. Then, silently work on analytical essay revisions. By Mon., 2/11, students will need to highlight and complete analytical essay revisions and place them in Google Classroom.
97 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Students will first complete individual work before working in groups on MLK speech analysis. Also, we will review for the vocabulary assessment. Thurs., 2/7 we will have the Vocabulary #1 assessment. After the quiz, participation credit will be awarded to students working silently on their revisions or SSR selections. By Mon., 2/11, students will need to highlight and complete analytical essay revisions and place them in Google Classroom. Third Quarter Vocabulary 1
96 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Students will also work on MLK speech analysis. Also, review new vocabulary terms: accolade and tenacious. Wed., 2/6, we will complete work on MLK speech analysis. Thurs., 2/7 we will have the Vocabulary #1 assessment; bring SSR selections for participation credit. Also, students will need to highlight and complete revisions for their analytical essays in lieu of a LoW for Mon., 2/11. I Have a Dream
95 Monday, February 4, 2019 Students will take a cold reading assessment. Analyze new vocabulary terms: accolade and tenacious. Tues., 2/5 - Wed., 2/6, we will also work on MLK speech analysis. Thurs., 2/7 we will have the Vocabulary #1 assessment; bring SSR selections for participation credit. Also, students will need to highlight and complete revisions for their analytical essays in lieu of a LoW for Mon., 2/11.
94 Friday, February 1, 2019 AoW is due at the start of class; after collection, we will discuss the article. Analyze new vocabulary terms: mollify and tactile. Students will analyze Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask" during class. On Mon., 2/ 4, students will complete a cold reading assessment. Also, students will need to highlight and complete revisions for their analytical essays in lieu of a LoW for next Thurs., 2/7. We Wear the Mask
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Due to frigid temperatures, school is closed today. Complete your assignments for Friday. By Fri. 2/1, be sure that you have submitted completed analytical essays in Edulastic. Annotate and write reflection for AoW. Students will analyze Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask" during class.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Due to frigid temperatures, school is closed today and tomorrow. Complete your assignments for Friday. By Fri. 2/1, be sure that you have submitted completed analytical essays in Edulastic. Analyze vocabulary terms: mollify and tactile. Annotate and write reflection for AoW. Students will analyze Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask" during class.
93 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 During class today, students will submit completed analytical essays in Edulastic. Analyze vocabulary terms: mollify and tactile. On Wed., 1/30, we will review principles of argumentation and analyze vocabulary terms: mollify and tactile. Thurs., 1/31, we will begin Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask." Fri. 2/1, AoW annotations and reflections are due; students will complete analysis of Dunbar's poem.
92 Monday, January 28, 2019 Students will continue pre-writing and drafting for their analytical four-paragraph essays based on the passages written by Maya Angelou. Students will also receive the AoW and may begin reading and annotating. On Tues., 1/29, students need to bring passages and planners to complete their final drafts and submit them into Edulastic. This week's vocabulary terms are mollify and tactile. On Wed., 1/30, students will review principles of argumentative writing. Thurs., 1/31, we will have a cold reading assessment, MLK reading and annotations, along with SSR time. On Fri., 2/1, work on MLK materials and turn in completed AoW work. Reading as Therapy AoW
91 Friday, January 25, 2019 Students will begin planning and pre-writing for their analytical four-paragraph essays based on the passages written by Maya Angelou. On Mon., 1/28, students need to bring passages and planner sheets since we will complete final analytical essay drafts and submit them into Edulastic during class.
90 Thursday, January 24, 2019 Students will discuss the results of their midterm writing. We will begin analytical writing today. On Fri., 1/25, we will begin prewriting the analytical essay. We will analyze the following vocabulary terms: solicitous and stringent. Analytical Essay and Planner
89 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Students will complete the MAP Language Test during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, if time permits, students may read SSR books. On Thurs., 1/24 and Fri., 1/25, we will begin argumentative writing. We will analyze the following vocabulary terms: solicitous and stringent.
88 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Students will begin the MAP Language Test during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, if time permits, students may read SSR books. On Wed., 1/23, students will complete the MAP Language Test. Bring SSR selections. We will analyze the following vocabulary terms: solicitous and stringent. On Thurs., 1/24 and Fri., 1/25, we will begin argumentative writing.
87 Friday, January 18, 2019 Students will complete the MAP Reading Test during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, if time permits, students may read SSR books. LoW annotations and written work is due at the end of class today. On Tues., 1/22, Map Language testing will begin and continue on Wed., 1/23. Students will need SSR selections. We will analyze the following vocabulary terms: solicitous and stringent. On Thurs., 1/24 and Fri., 1/25, we will begin argumentative writing.
86 Thursday, January 17, 2019 Students will continue the MAP Reading Test during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, if time permits, students may read SSR books or work on LoW. On Fri., 1/18, students may still need to complete the MAP Test for Reading during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, students may read SSR books or work on LoW. Literature of the Week annotations and reflections will be due on Fri., 1/18.
85 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Students will take the MAP Test for Reading during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, if time permits, students may read SSR books or work on LoW. On Thurs., 1/17 and Fri., 1/18, students need to prepare to take the MAP Test for Reading during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, students may read SSR books or work on LoW. Literature of the Week annotations and reflections will be due on Fri., 1/18.
84 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Students will take their actual "other punctuation" assessments on the following: semi-colons, colons, dashes, parentheses, and brackets. Afterwards, we will analyze vocabulary terms: seraphic and sequester. Then, time will be allotted to work on Literature of the Week annotations and reflections. From Wed., 1/16 - Fri., 1/18, students need to prepare to take the MAP Test for Reading during English class. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, students may read SSR books or work on LoW. Literature of the Week annotations and reflections will be due on Fri., 1/18.
83 Monday, January 14, 2019 Students will receive a new assignment for Literature of the Week annotations and reflections. Then, we will review the practice quiz for other punctuation. On Tues., 1/15, students will take their actual assessment on other punctuation. Vocabulary terms of the week are: sequester and seraphic. MAP testing for Reading will be Wed., 1/16 - Fri., 1/18. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, students may read SSR books. Literature of the Week annotations and reflections will be due on Fri., 1/18. LoW Blake
82 Friday, January 11, 2019 Students will take a practice assessment with their grammar partners on other punctuation: semi-colons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. We will review the vocabulary terms: intrepid and savant. SSR time will be allotted. On Mon., 1/14, students will receive a new assignment for Literature of the Week annotations and reflections which will be due on Fri., 1/18. On Tues., 1/15, students will take their actual assessment on other punctuation. Vocabulary terms of the week are: sequester and seraphic. MAP testing for Reading will be Wed., 1/16 - Fri., 1/18. During testing, phone use will not be permitted at any time; however, students may read SSR books.
81 Thursday, January 10, 2019 Students will continue working on assigned exercises in the text for other punctuation: semi-colons, colons, parentheses, brackets, and dashes. We will review the vocabulary terms: intrepid and savant. On Fri., 1/11, AoW annotations and reflections are due; students will also take a practice grammar assessment with their grammar partners.
80 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 We will continue other punctuation grammar exercises and analyze the vocabulary terms: intrepid and savant. Be sure to get a new book and bring SSR selections for Thurs., and Fri. Thurs., 1/10 we will complete other punctuation exercises. On Fri., 1/11, AoW annotations and reflections are due; students will also take a practice grammar assessment with their grammar partners.
79 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 We will discuss strengths and weaknesses pertaining to the midterm results. Students will take a practice quiz on Edulastic. New grammar partners will be assigned as we discuss the pre-assessments and take notes on other forms of punctuation. On Wed., 1/9, we will work on grammar exercises and analyze the vocabulary terms: intrepid and savant. In order to earn participation credit, be sure to get a new book and bring SSR selections for Thurs., and Fri. On Fri., 1/11, AoW annotations and reflections are due; students will also take a practice grammar assessment with their grammar partners.
78 Monday, January 7, 2019 Students will read and annotate their AoW. Then, they will take a pre-assessment on other forms of punctuation for grammar. Discuss the importance of literary reading and practice for examinations. On Tues., 1/8, students will have a brief literary reading practice session. Tues., 1/8 -Thurs., 1/10 students will work on grammar practice exercises. Wed., 1/9 we will analyze the vocabulary terms: intrepid and savant. In order to earn participation credit, be sure to get a new book and bring SSR selections for Thurs., and Fri. On Fri., 1/11, AoW annotations and reflections are due; students will also take a practice grammar assessment with their grammar partners. AoW 10-2 Sports Injuries
77 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Sixth period midterm is scheduled for today from 12:40-2:33. Be sure to renew or return library books this week.
76 Monday, December 17, 2018 Students will review comma rules and test taking tips for the midterm. Be sure to renew or return library books this week. Sixth period midterm is scheduled for Tues., 12/18 from 12:40-2:33
75 Friday, December 14, 2018 Students will review usage rules and work on a practice quiz with partners. On Mon., 12/17, we will review grammar work and comma rules. Sixth period midterm is scheduled for Tues., 12/18 from 12:40-2:33, and fourth period midterm is set for Thurs., 12/20 from 9:28-11:21.
74 Thursday, December 13, 2018 Students will work with partners on improving thesis statements, claims, and reading directions, prompts, and passages closely. We will review usage rules. On Fri., we will review usage and all the comma rules that we have studied this quarter. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm with comma rules included.
73 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Students will take the actual comma rules #3 assessment. On Thurs., and Fri., we will review usage and all the comma rules that we have studied this quarter. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm with comma rules included.
72 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Students will complete a practice assessment with new grammar partners for comma rules #3 from pages 309-312 in the grammar text. We will review at the end of class. On Wed., 12/12, students will take the actual comma rules #3 assessment. On Thurs., and Fri., we will review usage and all the comma rules that we have studied this quarter. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm with comma rules included.
71 Monday, December 10, 2018 Students will complete a bell work assessment. Then, we will begin new comma exercises for introducers and interrupters. Refer to pages 309-312 in grammar text. Grammar practice for #3 comma rules will continue on Tues., 12/1 and the actual # 3 comma rules assessment will be on Wed., 12/12. On Thurs., and Fri., we will review usage all comma rules we have studied this quarter. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm with comma rules included.
70 Friday, December 7, 2018 Students will complete another bell work assessment prior to our second cold reading assessment for the quarter. If time permits, we will begin new comma exercises for introducers and interrupters. Refer to pages 309-312 in grammar text. Grammar will continue next week. Practice assessment on Mon., 12/10 and actual assessment on Wed., 12/12.
69 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Students will receive new grammar partners and begin new comma exercises in class. On Fri., 12/7, we will have a second cold reading assessment.
68 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Students will take Vocabulary #2 quiz. If time permits, they will also complete and turn in at the end of class, a new comma pre-assessment which will determine their new grammar partners. On Thurs., 12/6, new grammar partners will be assigned and students will work on new exercises. On Fri., 12/7, we will have a second cold reading assessment.
67 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 While holding one-on-one student writing conferences, all other students will read SSR and prepare for Vocabulary #2 quiz. On Wed., 12/5, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment and take a new pre-assessment on commas. On Thurs., 12/6, new grammar partners will be assigned and students will work on new exercises. On Fri., 12/7, we will have a second cold reading assessment.
66 Monday, December 3, 2018 While holding one-on-one student writing conferences, all other students will read SSR and prepare for Vocabulary #2 quiz, adding the following words: inherent and salient. On Tues., 12/4, during class, we will continue the writing conferences, while students will have time to read SSR selections and study vocabulary to earn participation credit. On Wed., 12/5, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment and take a new pre-assessment on commas. On Thurs., 12/6, new grammar partners will be assigned and students will work on new exercises. On Fri., 12/7, we will have a second cold reading assessment.
65 Friday, November 30, 2018 Students will take a grammar assessment with their partners on comma use for nonessential and essential clauses and phrases. If time permits, we will review vocabulary terms. On Mon. 12/3 and Tues., 12/4, during class, students will have one-on-one writing conferences with teachers, so bring SSR selections and study vocabulary to earn participation credit. On Wed., 12/5, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment and take a new pre-assessment on commas. On Thurs., 12/6, new grammar partners will be assigned and students will work on new exercises. On Fri., 12/7, we will have a second cold reading assessment.
64 Thursday, November 29, 2018 Students will continue grammar work with partners and complete a practice assessment focusing on nonessential and essential commas use for clauses and phrases. On Fri., 11/30, students will take actual grammar assessment and AoW due.
63 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Students will begin grammar work with partners. By the end of class, students will submit their comma work on nonessential and essential clause and phrases. On Thurs., 11/29 students will take grammar practice assessment, and Fri., 11/30, students will take actual grammar assessment and AoW due.
62 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Students will take grammar pre-assessment for using commas in clauses and phrases. We will also review vocabulary terms and focus on the importance of knowing the part of speech and creating meaningful sentences. On Wed., 11/28 students will begin grammar work with partners; Thurs., 11/29 take grammar practice assessment, and Fri., 11/30, students will take actual grammar assessment and AoW due.
61 Monday, November 26, 2018 Students will complete their essay planners in class today. Analyze new vocabulary terms: facetious and precarious. For Tues., 11/27, grammar pre-assessment; Wed., 11/28 grammar work; Thurs., 11/29 grammar practice assessment, and Fri., 11/30, students will take actual grammar assessment and AoW due. Live Longer
60 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 By the end of class today, students will complete their planning packet which pertains to their paired reading choices in The Bedford Reader. Staple packet to rubric and be sure you have proofread. On Mon.., 11/26, for any reason if students were unable to complete their essay planners, time will be allotted. All other students need to bring notebooks and prepare for new vocabulary and grammar work.
59 Monday, November 19, 2018 Students will select a set of essays to read in The Bedford Reader and complete the planner by the end of class tomorrow. On Tues., 11/20, students will complete the essay planner and turn it in at the end of class. Refer to rubric. Outline Rubric
58 Friday, November 16, 2018 Students will take a literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope." SSR and make up time will be allotted. On Mon., 11/19, students will select a set of essays to read in The Bedford Reader and complete the planner by the end of class on Tues., 11/20. Planning Expository Tone_Structure_Theme
57 Thursday, November 15, 2018 Students will practice will complete and discuss reading guide for "Hope" on p. 510 of The Bedford Reader and begin reading guide. On Thurs., 11/15, complete reading guide for "Hope" and prepare for literary assessment. On Fri., 11/16, literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope"; SSR time allotted.
56 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Students will take vocabulary assessment. After testing, read "Hope" on p. 510 of The Bedford Reader and begin reading guide. Turn in guides at the end of class. On Thurs., 11/15, complete reading guide for "Hope" and prepare for literary assessment. On Fri., 11/16, literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope"; SSR time allotted.
55 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Students will proofread and complete in-class essay. Review vocabulary words. On Wed., 11/14, students will have vocabulary and begin preview reading "Hope" on p. 510 of The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., 11/15, review "Hope" and prepare for literary assessment. On Fri., 11/16, literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope"; SSR time allotted.
54 Monday, November 12, 2018 Students will complete reading activities for "Needs" in The Bedford Reader, p. 501. Review vocabulary words. On Tues., 11/13, proofread and complete in-class essay. On Wed., 11/14 students will have vocabulary quiz and begin reading "Hope" on p. 510 of The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., review "Hope" and prepare for literary assessment. On Fri., 11/16, literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope."
53 Friday, November 9, 2018 Students will partake in pre-assessment and guided reading activities for "Needs" in The Bedford Reader, p. 501. No AoW. On Mon., 11/12, complete "Needs" analysis and update vocabulary organizer. On Tues., 11/13, proofread and complete in-class essay. On Wed., 11/14 students will have vocabulary quiz and begin reading "Hope" on p. 510 of The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., review "Hope" and prepare for literary assessment. On Fri., 11/16, literary assessment on "Needs" and "Hope."
52 Thursday, November 8, 2018 Students complete in-class essay; if time permits, read SSR materials and complete and turn in AoW annotations and reflections. On Fri., we will begin reading "Needs"; AoW annotations and reflections are also due.
51 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Students will continue classwork for in-class analytical essay writing. Passages and graphic organizers have been shared with students in Google Classroom. On Thurs., 11/8, students will complete in-class essay; bring SSR materials. On Fri., we will begin reading "Needs"; AoW annotations and reflections are also due. King/Wiesel Passages
50 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 After attendance, students will report to the library for career and college preparation. On Wed., 11/7, will continue classwork for in-class analytical essay writing and upgrade vocabulary organizers. On Thurs., 11/8, students will complete in-class essay; bring SSR materials. On Fri., we will begin reading "Needs"; AoW annotations and reflections are also due.
49 Monday, November 5, 2018 Students will receive this week's AoW and begin our analytical essay writing workshop. We will also analyze new vocabulary terms: dour and patronize. On Tues., 11/6, after attendance, students will report to the library for career and college preparation. Wed., 11/7, will continue classwork for in-class analytical essay writing. On Thurs., 11/8, students will complete in-class essay. On Fri., we will begin reading "Needs" and the AoW will also be due. Social Media and Mental Health AoW
48 Friday, November 2, 2018 Students will take a literary assessment for "Neat vs. Sloppy" and "On Compassion." If time permits, SSR time will be allotted. All next week, we will begin an in-class analytical essay writing workshop. On Tues., 11/6, students will report to the library for career and college preparation. The Article of the Week will be due on Fri., 11/9. New vocabulary terms are: dour and patronize. Social Media and Mental Health AoW
47 Thursday, November 1, 2018 With partners, students will complete reading guides with for "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. Analyze vocabulary terms: paragon and pariah. For Fri., 11/2, we will take Literary Assessment #2 on our assigned readings.
46 Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Students will complete analysis of "Neat vs. Sloppy People" (p. 223) in The Bedford Reader. Next, we will also begin "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader On Thurs., 11/1 we will review and prepare for literary assessment. For Fri., 11/2, we will take Literary Assessment #2 on our assigned readings.
45 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Students read, discuss, and analyze, "Neat vs. Sloppy People" (p. 223) in The Bedford Reader. We will focus on tone, structure, and theme. Analyze vocabulary terms: paragon and pariah. On Wed., 10/31, we will read "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., 11/1 we will review and prepare for literary assessment. For Fri., 11/2, we will take Literary Assessment #2 on our assigned readings.
44 Monday, October 29, 2018 Students will discuss tone, structure, and theme. Analyze vocabulary terms: paragon and pariah. Then, we will preview and begin reading "Neat vs. Sloppy People" (p. 123) in The Bedford Reader. No AoW this week. On Tues., 10/30, we will complete reading and analyzing "Neat vs. Sloppy People" (p. 123) in The Bedford Reader. On Wed., 10/31, we will read "On Compassion" (p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., 11/1 we will review and prepare for literary assessment. For Fri., 11/2, we will take Literary Assessment #2 on our assigned readings.
43 Friday, October 26, 2018 Students will take actual assessment on comma rules. Afterwards, we will preview tone, structure, and theme. On Mon., 10/29, we will begin "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" (p. 233) in The Bedford Reader. Tues., 10/30, bring SSR selections. On Wed., 10/31, we will read "On Compassion"(p. 193) in The Bedford Reader. Fri., 11/2, we will have Literary Assessment #2 on the assigned readings.
42 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Students will take practice assessment on comma rules. Afterwards, analyze new vocabulary terms: obdurate and dearth. Allot SSR time. On Fri., 10/26, students will take comma usage assessment. If time permits, we will discuss tone, structure, and theme.
41 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Students may work with grammar partner on the three text exercises. On notebook paper, turn in individual work at the end of class. Write out complete sentences with deletion/addition symbols for the following exercises: 1.) Oral Practice, 1-10 on page 304. 2.) Exercise 3, 1-10 on pages 304-305, and 3.) Review B, 1-10 on pages 305-306. On Thurs., 10/25, students will take a practice assessment on comma rules; also, please bring SSR selections. On Fri., 10/26, students will take comma usage assessment and prepare to discuss new vocabulary terms: obdurate and dearth.
40 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Students will be assigned their new grammar partners, and work on comma exercises. Refer to pages 301-305, rules 13 f. - 13 h. Analyze new vocabulary terms: obdurate and dearth. On Wed., 10/24, we will have a practice comma usage assessment. On Thurs., 10/25, bring SSR selections. On Fri., 10/26, students will take comma usage assessment.
39 Monday, October 22, 2018 Students will take a pre-assessment for comma usage. Then, students will begin comma usage instruction. This week, we will cover comma usage. On Tues., 10/23, analyze and add terms to vocabulary organizer: obdurate and dearth. On Wed., 10/24, we will have a practice comma usage assessment. On Thurs., 10/25, bring SSR selections. On Fri., 10/26, students will take comma usage assessment.
38 Friday, October 19, 2018 Students will discuss AoW #5 about "Failure." We will also discuss literary analysis and figurative language. Next week, no AoW and we will review comma usage.
37 Thursday, October 18, 2018 Students will take a formative assessment on to, too, and two. Also, we will review writing standards and goals for second quarter. On Fri., 10/19, the annotations and reflections for AoW #5 are due Fri., 10/19. Next week, no AoW and we will review comma usage.
36 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Students will discuss tips for vocabulary. Review of organizers. Begin review exercises for to, too, and two. On Thurs., 10/18, we will take a mini-assessment on the rules for to, two, and too. On Fri., 10/19 AoW 5, "Failure" annotations and reflection due Fri., 10/19. Failure AoW
35 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Students will review vocabulary and begin analyzing the rules for to, two, and too. On Wed., 10/17 and Thurs., 10/18, we will continue practice work for vocabulary and the rules for to, two, and too. On Fri., 10/19 AoW 5, "Failure" annotations and reflection due Fri., 10/19. Failure AoW
34 Monday, October 15, 2018 Students will take Cold Read #2 Assessment and may read SSR selections or begin the AoW. On Tues. 10/16, we will review vocabulary and writing, along with the rules for: to, two, and too. "Failure," AoW annotations and reflection due Fri., 10/19. Failure AoW
33 Thursday, October 11, 2018 Students will have class time to work complete their "I Believe" essays and share in Google Classroom. On Mon., 10/15, students will take Cold Read #2 Assessment and bring SSR selections. Review vocabulary and writing, along with the rules for: to, two, and too. "Failure," AoW annotations and reflection due Fri., 10/19. Failure AoW
32 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Students will take Vocabulary Assessment #2. Afterwards, students will have class time to work on drafting their "I Believe" essays. If they have completed it, they may read their SSR selections. Final drafts for "I Believe" essays will be due Thurs., 10/11. Next Mon., 10/15, students will take the last cold reading quiz for the quarter. We will also work on grammar exercises and discuss writing techniques later in the week.
31 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Students will analyze vocabulary words for this week: acquittal and abate. Students will have class time for drafting and editing "I Believe" essays. On Wed., 10/10, students will have Vocabulary Assessment #2 and SSR or writing time afterwards. Final drafts for "I Believe" essays will be due Thurs., 10/11.
30 Monday, October 8, 2018 Students take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." No AoW next week. Final drafts for "I Believe" essays will be due next Thurs., 10/11.
29 Thursday, October 4, 2018 Sophomore students in sixth period will not meet for class today. Please report to the cafeteria with a #2 pencil for pre-PSAT preparations. On Mon., 10/8, students will take take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." No AoW next week. Final drafts for "I Believe" essays will be due next Thurs., 10/11.
28 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Students will continue the writing workshop with a focus on graphic organizers. On Thurs., 10/4, with a #2 pencil, students will report directly to the cafeteria for PSAT pre-administration. On Mon., 10/8, students will take take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase."
27 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Students will have allotted time for SSR, and we will complete our discussion of "The Chase," (104-107) in The Bedford Reader. Begin discussing graphic organizers. Wed., 10/3, continue working with graphic organizers. On Thurs., 10/4, students will take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase."
26 Monday, October 1, 2018 Students will read, discuss, and analyze "The Chase," (104-107) in The Bedford Reader. Then, complete the reader's guide. Tues., SSR and complete the writing analysis handout for "The Chase"; begin using graphic organizers. Wed., 10/3, continue working with graphic organizers. Thurs., 10/4, students will take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." The Chase Writing Analysis
25 Friday, September 28, 2018 Students will complete discussion and analysis of Harold Taw's "Finding Prosperity" on pages 110-111 in The Bedford Reader. Then, we will review the results from our Cold Read #1 assessment. No AoW next week. On Mon., 10/1, read "The Chase," (104-107). Tues., SSR and complete "The Chase"; begin using graphic organizers. Wed., 10/3, continue working with graphic organizers. Thurs., 10/4, students will take Literary #2 assessment on "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase."
24 Thursday, September 27, 2018 Students will read and discuss Harold Taw's "Finding Prosperity" on pages 110-111 in The Bedford Reader. Answer questions on the reading guide and turn in at the end of class. On Fri., 9/28, AoW # 4 annotations/reflection due on Fri., 9/28. Taw discussion
23 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Students will analyze new vocabulary terms: unanimous and simulated. Also, we will begin our expository writing workshop. On Thurs., 9/27, we will read and discuss Harold Taw's "Finding Prosperity." On Fri., 9/28, AoW # 4 annotations/reflection due on Fri., 9/28.
22 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Students will be assessed on their first 12 vocabulary terms. SSR time will be allotted after the quiz. Wed., 9/26, we will analyze new vocabulary terms: unanimous and simulated. Also, we will begin our expository writing workshop. Thurs., 9/27, read "Finding Prosperity." AoW # 4 annotations/reflection due on Fri., 9/28.
21 Monday, September 24, 2018 Students will be assessed on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." Begin reading and annotating AoW #4. On Tues., 9/25, bring SSR materials and prepare for our first vocabulary assessment. Wed., 9/26, we will analyze new vocabulary terms: unanimous and simulated. Also, we will begin our expository writing workshop. AoW # 4 due on Fri., 9/28. AoW #4 Positive News
20 Friday, September 21, 2018 Students will complete discussion and analysis of "Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou. Then, we will review our vocabulary terms. On Mon., 9/24, we will have a reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." On Tues., 9/25, we will have our first vocabulary assessment.
19 Thursday, September 20, 2018 Students will read and discuss "Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou. Then, we will review our vocabulary terms. On Fri., 9/21, we will review for upcoming assessments and also discuss how to improve assessment results in capitalization and reading. On Mon., 9/24, we will have a reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." On Tues., 9/25, we will have our first vocabulary assessment.
18 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Students will complete a cold reading assessment on their chrome-books. Afterwards, time will be allotted for SSR and vocabulary prep. Vocabulary terms this week include: abstain, dogged, naive, and subservient. On Thurs., 9/20, we will read "Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou. Vocabulary terms this week include: abstain, dogged, naive, and subservient. Next week, we will have a reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World" on Mon., 9/24. Our vocabulary assessment will now be on, Tues., 9/25.
17 Monday, September 17, 2018 Students will read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan. On Tues., 9/18, students take a cold reading assessment and will need SSR materials. On Thurs., 9/20, we will read "Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou. Vocabulary terms this week include: abstain, dogged, naive, and subservient. We will have a reading assessment on "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World" on Mon., 9/24. Our vocabulary assessment will now be on, Tues., 9/25.
16 Friday, September 14, 2018 Students will take capitalization assessment with their grammar partners today; if time permits, we will discuss AoW #3. We will be reading and writing next week about essays by Amy Tan and Maya Angelou. Also, we will have our first vocabulary assessment on Fri., 9/21.
15 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Student photos will be taken during half of the class time. Then, we will analyze vocabulary terms: pugnacious and relish. If time permits, SSR time will be allotted. On Fri., 9/14, students will take their capitalization assessment with their grammar partners. AoW #3 annotations and reflections are also due on Fri., 9/14.
14 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Students will take a practice capitalization quiz with their grammar partners. Once completed, read SSR or AoW #3. We will review practice quizzes and students will use it as a study guide. On Thurs., 9/13, once again, bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: pugnacious and relish and prepare for underclass photos during English. Our capitalization test is now scheduled for Fri., 9/14 and AoW #3 annotations and reflections are also due.
13 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 We will continue grammar practice work with capitalization (refer to grammar textbooks, pages 269-282). Students will discuss AoW #2 and preview AoW #3. Wed., 9/12, students will need SSR selections; we they will also take a practice assessment for capitalization and analyze vocabulary terms: pugnacious and relish. On Thurs., 9/13, once again, bring SSR selections, and prepare for underclass photos during English. Our capitalization test is now scheduled for Fri., 9/14 and AoW #3 annotations and reflections are also due. Merriam-Webster adds new words
12 Friday, September 7, 2018 Complete Part II ELA Language of the MAP assessment in class today. Those who complete testing need to continue reading SSR selections or sign-out a new book from the library. Also, in Google Classroom, update vocabulary organizer with the following terms: morose, derision, reprehensible, and sullen. Our grammar practice work with capitalization will continue next Tues., 9/11, and our capitalization test will be postponed until next Fri., 9/14.
11 Thursday, September 6, 2018 Continue Part II ELA Language of the MAP assessment in class today. On Fri., 9/7, AoW #2 annotations and reflections are due; also, we will complete ELA testing. Our grammar practice with capitalization will continue next Tues., 9/11, and our capitalization test will be postponed until next Fri., 9/14. For 9/11, students need to analyze and prepare to discuss the following vocabulary terms and place them in your Google Classroom organizer: morose, derision, reprehensible, and sullen.
10 Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Continue Part I ELA Reading of the MAP assessment in class today. Students need to bring SSR or AoW #2 materials to class this week. On Thurs., 9/6, continue ELA testing, and bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: morose and derision, and continue capitalization practice (refer to pages 268-282 in grammar text). Fri., 9/7, AoW #2 annotations and reflections due; we will also have a capitalization assessment.
9 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 We will take Part I ELA Reading of the MAP assessment in class today. Students will also receive AoW #2. On Wed., 9/5, we will take Part II ELA Language of the MAP test. On Thurs., 9/6, bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: morose and derision, and continue capitalization practice (refer to pages 268-282 in grammar text). Fri., 9/7, AoW #2 annotations and reflections due; we will also have a capitalization assessment. AoW #2 Fortnite
8 Thursday, August 30, 2018 Students will discuss the AoW annotations and reflections. We will analyze vocabulary terms: morose and derision. Continue capitalization practice (refer to pages 268-282 in grammar text). Students will take the MAP test during English class this week. On Tues., 9/4, students will take Part I ELA Reading assessment and on Wed., 9/5, Part II ELA Language. On Thurs., 9/6, bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: morose and derision, and continue capitalization practice. Fri., 9/7, AoW #2 annotations and reflections due; we will also have a capitalization assessment.
7 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Students will discuss reading and writing strategies as they pertain to class assessments. Then, we will begin capitalization review and practice work. On Thurs., 8/30, AoW annotations and reflections due. We will discuss the article and our first writing prompt.
6 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Students will read their SSR selections during the first half of class today. Then, students will take a grammar pre-assesment on capitalization. We will discuss reading and writing strategies as they apply to our assessments. On Wed.,8/29 and Thurs., 8/30, we will review and practice capitalization rules. On Thurs., 8/30, AoW annotations and reflections due. ELA Reading and Writing Standards AoW 1 Vaping Risks
5 Monday, August 27, 2018 Students will set up vocabulary organizers in Google Classroom. Analyze terms: mottled and imperiously. Discuss and practice the importance of annotating. Bring SSR on Tues. 8/21. On Wed.,8/29 and Thurs., 8/30, we will review and practice capitalization rules. On Thurs., 8/30, AoW annotations and reflections due. Annotation Tips AoW 1 Vaping Risks
4 Friday, August 24, 2018 Students will need a book selection for sustained silent reading. We will go to the library at the start of class and return to practice SSR. Then, we will set up vocabulary organizers in Google Classroom. On Mon., 8/27 we will work on vocabulary organizers and also complete narrative writing samples.
3 Thursday, August 23, 2018 In small groups, students will discuss summer reading questions within small groups. Then, we will set up vocabulary folders in Google Classroom. On Fri., 8/24, students will need a book for sustained silent reading (SSR), and we will also complete a narrative writing sample.
2 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 We will discuss summer reading questions to prepare for discussions tomorrow. Also, students will set up their Google Classroom writing folders. Review summer reading questions and discuss book selections on Thurs., 8/23. On Fri., 8/24, students will need a book for sustained silent reading (SSR), and we will also complete a narrative writing sample.
1 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Welcome to your new class! We will begin with ice breakers and seating assignments. We will also preview the course work. Wed., 8/22 discuss summer reading and set up writing folders in Google Classroom. Review summer reading questions and discuss book selections on Thurs., 8/23. On Fri., 8/24, students will need a book for sustained silent reading (SSR), and we will also complete a narrative writing sample.
Monday, August 13, 2018 Students need to discuss a favorite book selection from their summer reading. Summer reading questions. Summer reading questions 2018-2019 10-2 English Overview