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163 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 You are invited to our last Zoom meeting today at 1:00 PM so that Mrs. O'Janpa can address the seniors for one last time. Class of 2020: Keep on growing. Keep adding to the goodness and beauty in the world. Keep developing those unique dreams and talents that make you who you are! West Geauga Alma Mater Sheet Music West Geauga Alma Mater Accompaniment
162 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Senior grades are completed and posted. Please plan on attending a Wed., May 27th Zoom meeting at 1:00 PM so that Mrs. O'Janpa can address the seniors for the last time.
161 Friday, May 22, 2020 Final research papers and all make up work today. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Please plan on attending a Wed., May 27th Zoom meeting at 1:00 PM so that Mrs. O'Janpa can address the seniors for the last time. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
160 Thursday, May 21, 2020 Final research papers and all make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Special Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
159 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 At today's 1:00 PM Zoom meeting, we will discuss how to put finishing touches on the research paper final exam. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Special Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
158 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 All students need to complete missing work and submit research paper rough drafts to Mrs. O'Janpa for approval. We will have a 1:00 PM Zoom meeting on Wed., 5/20 for any student who needs to discuss the research paper which is also the final exam. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Special Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
157 Monday, May 18, 2020 Today, there will be a Zoom meeting at 10:00 AM to discuss any concerns about the research paper final exam. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
156 Friday, May 15, 2020 Students who still need approval for their research paper topics and sources may schedule a Zoom meeting with Mrs. O'Janpa. On Mon., 5/18, there will still be a Zoom meeting at 10:00 AM to discuss any concerns about the research paper final exam. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
155 Thursday, May 14, 2020 Students who still need approval for their research paper topics and sources may schedule a Zoom meeting with Mrs. O'Janpa. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fri., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Tues., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, weekdays. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
154 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Students who still need approval for their research paper topics and sources may report to today's Zoom meeting scheduled for 1:00 - 1:30 PM. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fr., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Wed., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon., 5/11 - Fri., 5/15. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
153 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Students need approval for their research paper topics and sources, so be sure to share your process with Mrs. O'Janpa before submitted final drafts. All make up work needs to be turned in no later than Fr., May 22nd. Senior grades are due Wed., May 26th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon., 5/11 - Fri., 5/15. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
152 Monday, May 11, 2020 Students who still need approval for their research paper topics or sources are invited to discuss concerns with Mrs. O'Janpa at today's Zoom meeting from 10:00 - 10:30 AM. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon., 5/11 - Fri., 5/15. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
151 Friday, May 8, 2020 Students need to have approval for their research proposal and sources prior to the drafting process. The 1984 research paper is the last grade for fourth quarter and the final exam. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. I will email students who have not been working on their research papers and invite them to a Zoom meeting. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM during Mon., 5/11 - Fri., 5/15. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
150 Thursday, May 7, 2020 Students need to have approval for their research proposal and sources prior to the drafting process. The 1984 research paper is the last grade for fourth quarter and the final exam. Continue drafting 1984 research papers. Final draft for 1984 research papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Reach out to Mrs. O'Janpa if you need assistance. Zoom meetings may be scheduled upon request during 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM during Mon., 5/11 - Fri., 5/15. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
149 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Students need to attend today's Zoom meeting from 1:00-1:30 PM for 1984 research paper and final exam information. Continue drafting 1984 research papers. Final draft for 1984 research papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
148 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Students who have questions or concerns about their research papers may email me or share their drafts. Continue drafting 1984 research papers. Final draft for 1984 research papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
147 Monday, May 4, 2020 Students who have questions or concerns about their research papers may email me or share their drafts. Continue drafting 1984 research papers. Final draft for 1984 research papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
146 Friday, May 1, 2020 Students need to continue working on their 1984 research papers. Make up missing work. Due Fri., 5/1, have three body claim statements and text evidence from 1984. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
145 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Students need to continue working on their 1984 research papers. Due Fri., 5/1, have three body claim statements and text evidence from 1984. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
144 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Students will attend 1:00-1:25 PM Zoom meeting to discuss upcoming required drafts for 1984 research paper. Due Fri., 5/1, have three body claim statements and text evidence from 1984. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
143 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Students need to work on intro paragraphs, thesis statements, and Works Cited pages for upcoming research papers on 1984. Due Wed., 4/29 opening paragraph and Works Cited page for 1984 research paper completed in Google Classroom. On Wed., 4/29, attend 1:00-1:25 PM Zoom meeting. Due Fri., 5/1, have three body claim statements and text evidence from 1984. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
142 Monday, April 27, 2020 Students need to attend today's 10:00 AM Zoom meeting concerning upcoming research papers on 1984. Due Wed., 4/29 opening paragraph and Works Cited page for 1984 research paper completed in Google Classroom. Due Fri., 5/1, have three body claim statements and text evidence from 1984. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
141 Friday, April 24, 2020 Students need to make up any unfinished assignments and meet this week's deadlines. Email me any questions or concerns. Due Fri., 4/24, in Google Classroom submit analysis of the poems Yeats and Eliot poems assigned: DIDLS and theme. Also, due on Fri., 4/24, topic selection, proposal, and two outside sources for upcoming 1984 MLA research papers. Mon., 4/27, during our 10:00 AM Zoom meeting, we will further discuss the ongoing writing process for 1984 research papers; final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
140 Thursday, April 23, 2020 Students need to make up any unfinished assignments and meet this week's deadlines. Email me any questions or concerns. Due Fri., 4/24, in Google Classroom submit analysis of the poems Yeats and Eliot poems assigned: DIDLS and theme. Also, due on Fri., 4/24, topic selection, proposal, and two outside sources for upcoming 1984 MLA research papers. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
139 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 At today's 1:00 Zoom meeting, we will discuss how to select a topic for the upcoming research papers and how to write a brief one-paragraph proposal. Due Fri., 4/24, in Google Classroom submit analysis of the poems Yeats and Eliot poems assigned: DIDLS and theme. Also, due on Fri., 4/24, topic selection, proposal, and two outside sources for upcoming 1984 MLA research papers. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Sample MLA Research Paper 1984 Research Paper Grading Rubric
138 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Students need to analyze upcoming poems by Yeats and Eliot. Then, consider upcoming research paper proposals. Due Fri., 4/24, in Google Classroom submit analysis of the poems assigned: DIDLS and theme. Also, due on Fri., 4/24, topic selection, proposal, and two outside sources for upcoming 1984 MLA research papers. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Choosing A Powerful Research Paper Topic for 1984 Sailing to Byzantium
137 Monday, April 20, 2020 We will discuss how to analyze upcoming poems by Yeats and Eliot. Then, we will also discuss upcoming research paper proposals. Due Fri., 4/24, in Google Classroom submit analysis of the poems assigned: DIDLS and theme. Also, due on Fri., 4/24, topic selection, proposal, and two outside sources for upcoming 1984 MLA research papers. Final papers will be due on Fri., May 8th. Yeats and Eliot Analysis Sailing to Byzantium
136 Friday, April 17, 2020 Students need to complete and submit essay assessments for 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and fill out the reading log in Google Classroom. Be sure to complete any missing assignments. Complete reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel. Essay assessment on 1984 is due today, Fri., 4/17.
135 Thursday, April 16, 2020 Students need to review guidelines and prepare for their essay assessments for 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and fill out the reading log in Google Classroom. Be sure to complete all previous assignments. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel. Essay assessment on 1984 is due Fri., 4/17.
134 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Students need to attend today's Zoom meeting from 1:00 - 1:25 PM for Mrs. O'Janpa tips on essay assessment preparation. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and fill out the reading log in Google Classroom. Be sure to complete all previous assignments. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel. Essay assessment on 1984 will be due Fri., 4/17.
133 Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and fill out the reading log in Google Classroom. Be sure all previous assignments are turned in today. Be prepared to attend a Zoom meeting (from 1-1:25 PM on Wed., 4/15) for our upcoming essay assessment on 1984. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel. Essay assessment on 1984 will be due Fri., 4/17.
132 Thursday, April 9, 2020 Complete vocabulary and writing for "How Propaganda Works." First go to your Google Classroom page, then click on your Newsela link. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Fill out reading log in Google Classroom by Tues., 4/14.
131 Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Discuss how to complete Part 3 of 1984 by tracking changes in characters and themes. Check today's Google Classroom for Zoom meeting link and password. Remember the meeting starts at 1:00 PM. Due Thurs., 4/9, read related article, "How Propaganda Works" and complete a three paragraph reflection in Classroom. Also, complete Vocabulary slides in Google Classroom by Thurs., 4/9. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Fill out reading log in Google Classroom by Tues., 4/14.
130 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 While reading the end of 1984, students to need track changes in characters and themes. Read related article, "How Propaganda Works" and complete a three paragraph reflection in Classroom due Thurs., 4/9. Also, complete Vocabulary slides in Google Classroom by Thurs., 4/9. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Fill out reading log in Google Classroom by Tues., 4/14.
129 Monday, April 6, 2020 Discuss and preview Part 3 of 1984. Students need track changes in characters and themes. Introduce related article, "How Propaganda Works." Also, preview new vocabulary list. Read related article, "How Propaganda Works" and complete a three paragraph reflection in Classroom; due Thurs., 4/9. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Fill out reading log in Google Classroom by Tues., 4/14. Also, complete Vocabulary slides in Google Classroom by Thurs., 4/9. 12-1 4th Qtr Vocab 1 List How Propaganda Works
128 Friday, April 3, 2020 After reading the passage from 1984, students will submit, "Written Reflection for Passage" into Google Classroom. Be sure to check that all make up work is in turned for third quarter. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14.
127 Thursday, April 2, 2020 Read the passage from 1984 in Google Classroom and complete the 3-paragraph reflection. Follow the instructions. Due Fri., 4/3, students will submit "Written Reflection for Passage" into Google Classroom. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Write Reflection for Passage
126 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Students will receive notification prior to today's meeting. Submit one of the following documents today: Socratic Seminar 2 questions, responses, explanations, evidence, and citations (page numbers) OR students will submit peer critique sheets for Socratic Seminar assessment. Due Fri., 4/3, students will submit Written Reflection for Passage into Google Classroom. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312) and complete the novel by Tues., 4/14. Write Reflection for Passage
125 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Students will write seven literary questions and respond with original explanations, blended text evidence, and citations (page numbers) OR students will offer feedback to a peer who has shared their prep sheet for Socratic Seminar assessment. Due Wed., 4/1, in Google Classroom, students will share their completed Online Edition 1984 Part 2 Socratic Seminar OR their Online Peer Feedback Socratic Seminar. Due Fri., 4/3, students will share their completed written reflections in Classroom. Continue reading 1984, Part 3 (pages 225-312). Complete by Tues., 4/14. Write Reflection for Passage Online Peer Feedback Socratic Seminar 2
124 Monday, March 30, 2020 Students will write seven literary questions and respond with original explanations, blended text evidence, and citations (page numbers) OR students will offer feedback to a peer(s) who has shared their prep sheet for Socratic Seminar assessment. Due Wed., 4/1, in Google Classroom, students will share their completed Online Edition 1984 Part 2 Socratic Seminar OR their Online Peer Feedback Socratic Seminar. Due Fri., 4/3, students will share their completed written reflections in Classroom. Online Edition Part 2 Socratic Seminar Online Peer Feedback Socratic Seminar 2
123 Monday, March 16, 2020 Students need to continue reading 1984. Those who need to complete Socratic Seminar for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) need to complete the handouts posted in Google Classroom. Students who did not already complete a Socratic Seminar for 1984 will need to complete the paperwork which can be submitted via Google Classroom by Wed., 4/1. Those students need to focus on Part Two of 1984, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224). Also, be sure to submit 4-Way speech drafts (if you have not already) via Google Classroom. 1984 Part 2 Socratic Seminar
122 Friday, March 13, 2020 Students will take Vocabulary Assessment #2. Students who did not already complete a Socratic Seminar for 1984 will need to complete the paperwork which can be submitted via Google Classroom by Wed., 3/18. Those students need to focus on Part Two of 1984, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224). Also, be sure to submit 4-Way speech drafts (if you have not already) via Google Classroom. 1984 Part 2 Socratic Seminar
121 Thursday, March 12, 2020 Students will discuss first part of Part Two of 1984. Also, we will prepare and review for tomorrow's vocabulary assessment. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Our next Socratic Seminar is scheduled for Wed., 3/18, covering Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224).
120 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Students will actively participate in Socratic Seminar #1, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156). Everyone must be feeling engaged in the presentation. Thurs., 3/12, we will review for the upcoming vocabulary assessment as well as the results of the first Socratic Seminar for 1984. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Our next Socratic Seminar is scheduled for Wed., 3/18, covering Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224).
119 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Students will complete preparations for Socratic Seminar #1, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156). Part Two of 1984. We will also review vocabulary for upcoming assessment. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
118 Monday, March 9, 2020 Students will select their Socratic Seminar dates and continue annotating and preparing for Part Two of 1984 for the upcoming Socratic seminars. All students need to be caught up with make up work today. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
117 Friday, March 6, 2020 We will continue annotating and preparing for Part Two of 1984 for the upcoming Socratic seminars. All students need to be caught up with make up work today. By Mon., 3/9, decide which date you you will participate in Socratic Seminar. Also, identify any new themes. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
116 Thursday, March 5, 2020 Students will peer edit drafts for the 4-Way Test Prompt in Google Classroom. Continue reading Part Two of 1984 with a partner for the upcoming Socratic seminars. By Mon., 3/9, decide which date you you will participate in Socratic Seminar. Also, identify any new themes. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
115 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Students will compose a rough draft for the 4-Way Test Prompt in Google Classroom. Base your draft on a current ethical topic of your choice. After submitting, use time to begin reading Part Two of 1984. For Thurs., 3/5, prepare to discuss continuing themes, and changes in Winston's relationships. By Mon., 3/9, decide which date you you will participate in Socratic Seminar. Also, identify any new themes. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Final drafts for the 4-Way Speech must be submitted by Mon., 3/16. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18. 1984 Part 2 Socratic Seminars
114 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Students will be begin drafts for 4-Way Speech. Preview Part Two of 1984. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
113 Monday, March 2, 2020 Students will be assessed on themes and characters from Part One of 1984. Tues., 3/3, students will begin drafts for 4-Way Speech. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
Friday, February 28, 2020 Snow Day! Mon., 3/2, students will be assessed on themes and characters from Part One of 1984. Tues., 3/3, students will begin drafts for 4-Way Speech. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Snow Day! On Fri., 2/28, students will be assessed on themes and characters from Part One of 1984. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
112 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Students will prepare for tomorrow's Part One of 1984 assessment. We will discuss highlights and how to focus on themes and characters. Part One assessment will focus on themes and characters on Thurs., 2/27. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
111 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Students will have time to work independently on annotations or theme and character logs for Part One of 1984. Then, work with partners on comparing texts exercise. Complete reading up to page 105 by Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will focus on themes and characters on Thurs., 2/27. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18.
110 Monday, February 24, 2020 Students will have time to work independently on annotations or theme and character logs for Part One of 1984. Then, work with partners on comparing texts exercise. Complete reading up to page 105 by Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will focus on themes and characters on Thurs., 2/27. Read Part Two of 1984, Chapters 1-5 (pages 105 -156) by Wed., 3/11. Socratic Seminar #1 for Part Two will be scheduled for Wed., 3/11. Vocabulary #2 assessment for third quarter will be Fri., 3/13. Socratic Seminar #2 for Part Two, Chapters 6-10 (pages 156 - 224) will be scheduled for Wed., 3/18. Comparing Texts 1984
109 Friday, February 21, 2020 Students discuss themes and characters for Part One of 1984. Review vocabulary. Complete reading up to page 105 by next Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will be Thurs., 2/27.
108 Thursday, February 20, 2020 Students will think-pair-share as they prepare to discuss themes and characters for Part One of 1984. Review vocabulary. Prepare to discuss Part One of 1984 text Fri., 2/21. Complete reading up to page 105 by next Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will be Thurs., 2/27.
107 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Reading and annotation time allotted for preparing theme and character logs for in Part One of 1984. Students need to make up any missing assignments. Read, annotate, and prepare to discuss 1984 text, Chapters 5-8 for Fri., 2/21. Students also need to maintain a reading log for Part One of 1984. Complete reading up to page 105 by next Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will be Thurs., 2/27. Book One 1984 Reading Log
106 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 We will complete our discussion themes and characters to watch for in Part One of 1984. Read and annotate 1984 text, Chapters 5-8 for Fri., 2/21. Students will also need to maintain a reading log for Part One of 1984. Complete reading Part One, Chapters 9-10, page 105 by next Wed., 2/26. Part One assessment will be Thurs., 2/27.
105 Thursday, February 13, 2020 We will discuss themes and characters to watch for in Part One of 1984. Read and annotate 1984 text, Chapters 5-8 for Fri., 2/21. Students will also need to maintain a reading log for Part One of 1984.
104 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 We will finish discussing the introduction to 1984. Then, time will be alloted to read a selected passage and annotate. Be prepared to discuss DIDLS pertaining to the passage. For Thurs., 2/13, read and annotate the passage provided as well as reading and annotating Chapters 1-4. Next week, read and annotate text for Chapters 5-8 for Fri., 2/21.
103 Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Students will complete analysis and discussion of Orwell's "A Hanging." Continue to preview 1984. Begin Part I of 1984. Read and prepare for formative assessment and discussion on Chapters 1-4 for Thurs., 2/13.
102 Monday, February 10, 2020 Students will read and discuss Orwell's "A Hanging." Preview 1984. Begin Part I of 1984. Read and prepare for formative assessment and discussion on Chapters 1-4 for Thurs., 2/13. UCL 1984
101 Friday, February 7, 2020 Students will take WWI poetry assessment. If time permits, we will further discuss "Araby" and "Shooting an Elephant." For Mon., 2/10, read Orwell's "A Hanging." Begin 1984 on Tues., 2/11. A Hanging
100 Thursday, February 6, 2020 Discuss "Araby" and "Shooting an Elephant." Review of preparations for WWI poetry assessment tomorrow. On Fri., 2/7 students need to turn in "Araby" responses and reflection and take WWI poetry assessment. For Mon., 2/10, read Orwell's "A Hanging." Begin 1984 on Tues., 2/11.
99 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Review and discuss WWI poems. Discuss "Araby." Begin "Shooting an Elephant." Complete "Shooting an Elephant" and preview 1984 for Thurs., 2/6. Due Fri., 2/7 "Araby" responses and reflection. WWI poetry assessment on Fri., 2/7. Orwell's Shooting an Elephant
98 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Discuss and analyze Joyce's "Araby." Continue WWI poems Thomas's "The Owl," Rosenberg's "Break of Day in the Trenches," and Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est." Continue WWI poetry. WWI poetry assessment on Fri., 2/7. WWI Poetry
97 Monday, February 3, 2020 Read "Araby" and answer close reading questions. Discuss and analyze Joyce's "Araby." Complete WWI poetry. WWI poetry assessment on Fri., 2/7. Joyce-Araby Questions
96 Friday, January 31, 2020 Review World War I poems from 1914-1915. Move from small groups to large groups to compare DIDLS analysis. Discuss and analyze Joyce's "Araby." Complete WWI poetry. WWI poetry assessment on Fri., 2/7. Joyce-Araby
95 Thursday, January 30, 2020 Complete notes for 1915 poems, "In Flanders Fields" and "Absolution." Work in small group to compare analysis. Fri., 1/31, small to large group work based on analysis of all five poems. The Poetry of World War I
94 Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Discuss 1914 poems: "The Soldier," "The Dead," and "War Girls." Allot time to read and take notes on 1915 poems. For Thurs., 1/30, prepare to discuss DIDLS notes on poems from 1915: "In Flanders Fields" and "Absolution." Fri., 1/31. small to large group work based on analysis of the five poems. The Poetry of World War I
93 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Vocabulary assessment #1 and preview World War I poetry unit. Read and take DIDLS notes on the following 1914 poems: "The Soldier," "The Dead," and "War Girls." Wed., 1/ 29, discuss poems highlighted from 1914. For Thurs., 1/30, read and take DIDLS notes on poems from 1915: "In Flanders Fields" and "Absolution." Fri., 1/31. small to large group work based on analysis of the five poems. The Poetry of World War I
92 Monday, January 27, 2020 Review for vocabulary assessment and preview World War I poetry unit. Vocabulary 1 quiz moved to Tues., 1/28. Begin World War I poetry unit. The Poetry of World War I
91 Friday, January 24, 2020 Final podcasts and scripts due today. Be sure to submit to Google Classroom properly. Complete vocabulary slides. No AoW next week. Complete vocabulary slides by Mon., 1/27. Vocabulary 1 quiz moved to Tues., 1/28. Begin World War I poetry unit. The Poetry of World War I
90 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Students run-through or practice recording. If finished, submit to Google Classroom. Complete vocabulary slides. Final podcasts with scripts and rubric due no later than Fri., 1/24. Vocabulary 1 quiz moved to Tues., 1/28. Rubric for Frankenstein Podcast
89 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Students will work to complete podcast scripts and run-through or practice recording. Teacher will check script drafts. Final podcasts with script and rubric due on Thurs., 1/23. Complete vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24.
88 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Students will work on their podcast scripts. Teacher will check script drafts. Final podcasts with script and rubric due on Thurs., 1/23. Complete vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24.
87 Friday, January 17, 2020 Students will work on their podcast planner and scripts. Rough plans or outline due at the end of class. Final podcasts with script and rubric due next Thurs., 1/23. Work on vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24.
86 Thursday, January 16, 2020 Ms. Thrasher will address the class about podcasting; students will take notes on important podcasting tips. Notes will be due at the end of class. On Fri., 1/17, AoW "Mentors" is due and students will work on their podcast planner and scripts. Final podcasts with script and rubric due next Thurs., 1/23. Work on vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24.
85 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Students cite two direct quotes from Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein. Then, brainstorm topics for upcoming podcasts. Turn in quotes and topic proposal at the end of class today. Students will continue working on podcasts planning, scripts, etc. daily. Topic and 2-3 areas of focus need to be approved by Fri., 1/17 along with deadline for AoW "Mentors." Final podcasts with script and rubric due next Thurs., 1/23. Work on vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24. AoW Mentors
84 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Students will be allotted SSR time the first half of class. Cite two direct quotes from Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein. Then, brainstorm topics for upcoming podcasts. Complete reading Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein by Wed., 1/15 we will begin working on podcasts planning, scripts, etc. AoW "Mentors" due Fri., 1/17. Final podcasts with script and rubric due next Thurs., 1/23. Work on vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24. AoW Mentors
83 Monday, January 13, 2020 Students will brainstorm topics for upcoming podcasts. Highlight Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein. Complete reading Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein by Wed., 1/15 and turn in theme log. Begin working on podcasts; final podcasts with script and rubric due next Thurs., 1/23. Work on vocabulary slides for Vocabulary 1 quiz, next Fri., 1/24. Brainstorming Frankenstein Podcast
82 Friday, January 10, 2020 Students will be assessed on Chapters 19-20 of Frankenstein. Complete reading Chapters 21-24 of Frankenstein by next Wed., 1/15 and begin working on podcasts.
81 Thursday, January 9, 2020 Students will complete small to large group discussion on Chapters 17-18 of Frankenstein. Then, we will review how Shelley employs figurative language. Silent reading time will be alloted. Read Chapters 19-20 and prepare for assessment on Fri., 1/10, AoW due too. Complete the novel by next Wed., 1/15 and begin working on podcasts.
80 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Students will participate in small to large group discussion on Chapters 17-18 of Frankenstein. Figurative language work and new vocabulary terms on Thurs., 1/9. Read Chapters 19-20 and prepare for assessment on Fri., 1/10, AoW due too. Complete the novel by next Wed., 1/15 and begin working on podcasts.
79 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Students will receive new vocabulary list and may work on slides, AoW, podcast research, or silently complete Chapters 17-18 of Frankenstein. For Wed.,1/8 prepare to discuss Chapters 17-18 of Frankenstein. Figurative language work and new vocabulary terms on Thurs., 1/9. Read Chapters 19-20 and prepare for assessment on Fri., 1/10, AoW due too. Complete the novel by next Wed., 1/15 and begin working on podcasts. Third Quarter Vocabulary List 1
78 Monday, January 6, 2020 Students will receive new AoW. Preview remaining reading for Frankenstein. New vocabulary work on Tues., 1/7. For Wed.,1/8 prepare to discuss Chapters 17-18 of Frankenstein. Figurative language work on Thurs., 1/9. Read Chapters 19-20 and prepare for assessment on Fri., 1/10, AoW due too. Complete the novel by next Wed., 1/15 and begin working on podcasts. Frankenstein Podcast Reading Benefits AoW
77 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Students did not meet today. Happy Holidays! Enjoy your vacation!!
76 Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Students do not meet for class today. Happy Holidays! Enjoy your vacation.
75 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Students will need a pen or pencil for midterms today which will include cold readings with multiple choice and short essay responses. Happy Holidays! Enjoy your vacation.
74 Monday, December 16, 2019 Students will review Frankenstein, Chapters 11-16. Also, discuss midterm tips. Check midterm schedules for this week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response.
73 Friday, December 13, 2019 Students will actively partake in Socratic Seminar #2, Chapters 14-16 from Frankenstein. All students must be engaged. Check midterm schedules for next week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response.
72 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Students will actively partake in Socratic Seminar #1, Chapters 11-13 from Frankenstein. All students must be engaged. On Fri., 12/13 students will actively participant in Socratic Seminar #2, Chapters 14-16. Check midterm schedules for next week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response.
71 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Students will read, annotate, and prepare for Frankenstein, (Chapters 11-16) Socratic Seminar #1. Students need to select their passages and complete their packets. On Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
70 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Students will run-through a mock Socratic Seminar and continue to read, annotate and prepare for their assigned chapters. Students need to select their passages and complete their packets. On Wed., 12/11, read, annotate and prepare for Frankenstein Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
69 Monday, December 9, 2019 Students will read, annotate and prepare for upcoming Frankenstein on character changes and emerging themes. Drawing for Socratic Seminar dates will be held afterwards. Tues., 12/10 and Wed., 12/11, read, annotate and prepare for Frankenstein Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
68 Friday, December 6, 2019 Students will take an in-class short response exam on Chapters 9-10 of Frankenstein on character changes and emerging themes. Drawing for Socratic Seminar dates will be held afterwards. Mon., 12/9 through Wed., 12/11, read, annotate and prepare for Frankenstein Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
67 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Students will have time to read and annotate Frankenstein. Prepare to discuss character changes and emerging themes. Fri., 12/6, quiz on Frankenstein through Chapters 9-10. Read Frankenstein, Chapters 11-16 for Wed., 12/11. Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
66 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Students will have time to read Frankenstein and complete AoW or missing work. Then, work with partners charting character changes and emerging themes in Frankenstein. For Thurs. 12/5, prepare to discuss Chapters 7 and 8. Fri., 12/6, quiz on Frankenstein through Chapters 9-10. Read Frankenstein, Chapters 11-16 for Wed., 12/11. Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
65 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Students will discuss Socratic Seminar guidelines. Then, work with partners charting character changes and emerging themes in Frankenstein. For Wed., 12/4 read Chapters 7-8 of Frankenstein. Fri., 12/6, quiz on Frankenstein through Chapters 9-10. Read Frankenstein, Chapters 11-16 for Wed., 12/11. Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16. Frankenstein Socratic Seminar #1
64 Monday, December 2, 2019 Students will complete work with partners charting character changes and emerging themes in Frankenstein. On Tues., discuss Socratic Seminar guidelines. For Wed., 12/4 read Chapters 7-8 of Frankenstein. Fri., 12/6, quiz on Frankenstein through Chapters 9-10. Read Frankenstein, Chapters 11-16 for Wed., 12/11. Socratic Seminar #1 on Thurs., 12/12, Chapters 11-13, and Socratic Seminar #2 on Fri., 12/13, Chapters 14-16.
63 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Students will work with partners and begin charting character changes in Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. Also, keep track of emerging themes. For Wed., 12/4 read Chapters 7-8 of Frankenstein. Prepare for quiz on character development and emerging themes. for Fri., 12/6, read Chapters 9-10 of Frankenstein.
62 Monday, November 25, 2019 Students will discuss the article, "Why 'Frankenstein' Is More Relevant Than Ever." Turn in reflection at the end of class. On Tues., 11/26, prepare to discuss Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein.
61 Friday, November 22, 2019 With partners, students will read, annotate, and respond in writing to the article, "Why 'Frankenstein' Is More Relevant Than Ever." Turn in reflection at the end of class. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25. Frankenstein at 200
60 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Students will take time for peer editing and final proofreading before submitting final "Hero" essays into Google Classroom. With partners, we will discuss and review key points in Chapters 1-4 of Frankenstein. On Fri., 11/22, bring Frankenstein books. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25.
59 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Students will take Vocabulary #1 Assessment. Remaining time will be allotted to continue drafting "Hero" essays or reading further in Frankenstein. "Hero" essays due on Thurs., 11/21. Prepare to discuss Chapters 3-4 of Frankenstein. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25.
58 Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Review all new vocabulary terms. Highlight and annotate Chapters 3-4 of Frankenstein. Allot time to continue drafting "Hero" essays. Vocabulary assessment on Wed., 11/20. "Hero" essays due on Thurs., 11/21. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25.
57 Monday, November 18, 2019 Complete discussion of characters from Chapters 1-2 of Frankenstein. Review all new vocabulary terms. Allot time to continue drafting "Hero" essays. Read and prepare to discuss Chapters 3-4 for Tues., 11/19. Vocabulary assessment on Wed., 11/20. "Hero" essays due on Thurs., 11/21. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25.
56 Friday, November 15, 2019 Discuss characters from Chapters 1-2 of Frankenstein. Read Chapters 3-4 for Tues., 11/19. Vocabulary assessment on Wed., 11/20. "Hero" essays due on Thurs., 11/21. Read Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein for Mon., 11/25.
55 Thursday, November 14, 2019 Wrap up discussion about Romanticism, allusion, and frame-story in Frankenstein. Preview highlights for Chapters 1-2. Allot time to read or draft "Hero" essays. Analyze new vocabulary words: "candor," "effrontery," and "decorum." Read Chapters 1-2 in Frankenstein for Fri., 11/15. Read Chapters 3-4 for next Tues., 11/19. Vocabulary assessment next Wed., 11/20. "Hero" essays due next Thurs., 11/21.
54 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Discuss and review handouts on The Letters in Frankenstein. Allot time to read or draft "Hero" essays. Bring Frankenstein text to class daily. Analyze new vocabulary words: candor, effrontery, and decorum. Read Chapters 1-2 in Frankenstein for Fri., 11/15. Read Chapters 3-4 for next Tues., 11/19. Vocabulary assessment next Wed., 11/20. "Hero" essays due next Thurs., 11/21.
53 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Complete handouts and reading for The Letters in Frankenstein. Bring Frankenstein text to class daily. "Hero" essays due Thurs., 11/21. The Letters in Frankenstein
52 Monday, November 11, 2019 Complete one-on-one writing conference with teacher about proposals. Read The Letters in Frankenstein and complete handouts. On Tues., 11/12. complete reading The The Letters in Frankenstein. Bring Frankenstein text to class daily."Hero" essays due Thurs., 11/21. The Letters in Frankenstein
51 Friday, November 8, 2019 Students will discuss LoW. Complete one-on-one writing conference with teacher about proposals. Begin handouts on The Letters in Frankenstein. Receive copy of Frankenstein and begin background notes. Continue reading The Letters in Frankenstein. Bring Frankenstein text to class next week. "Hero" essays due Thurs., 11/21. The Letters in Frankenstein
50 Thursday, November 7, 2019 Students will have one-on-one writing conference with teacher about proposals. Work on LoW or begin drafting "Hero" essays. Receive copy of Frankenstein and begin background notes. LoW due Fri., 11/8 and begin reading The Letters in Frankenstein.
49 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Students will work independently on updating and submitting vocabulary slides in Google Classroom: 1. jeopardize, 2. labyrinth, 3. obliterate, 4. absurd, 5. hamper, 6. sagacious, 7. abstruse, and 8. nebulous. Also, submit proposal and outline for upcoming "Hero" essays. Work on LoW. Thurs., 11/7, introduction to Frankenstein. LoW due Fri., 11/8.
48 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 With partners, complete 1. comma rules exercise sheets and 2. complete “practice” quiz. Update and add new words to previous slides in Google Classroom: 1. jeopardize, 2. labyrinth, 3. obliterate, 4. absurd, 5. hamper, 6. sagacious, 7. abstruse, and 8. nebulous. On Wed., 11/6, write and submit proposal and outline for upcoming "Hero" essay. Thurs., 11/7, introduction to Frankenstein. New LoW due Fri., 11/8.
47 Monday, November 4, 2019 Students will complete discussion of Joseph Campbell's, "10 Stages of the Hero's Journey" and draft a writing proposal. Update vocabulary slides; add "sagacious," "abstruse," and "nebulous." Review Macbeth essays and comma rules. Tues., 11/5, review comma rules. Write and submit outline for "Hero" essays. Thurs., 11/7, begin introduction to Frankenstein. New LoW due Fri., 11/8. LoW Sonnet 138
46 Thursday, October 31, 2019 Students will complete discussion of Joseph Campbell's, "10 Stages of the Hero's Journey" and draft a writing proposal. Mon., 11/4, review Macbeth essays and comma rules. Update vocabulary slides; add "sagacious," "abstruse," and "nebulous" on Tues., 11/5. Wed., 11/6, write and submit outline for "Hero" essays. Thurs., 11/7, begin introduction to Frankenstein. New AoW due Fri., 11/8
45 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Students will discuss Joseph Campbell's, "10 Stages of the Hero's Journey." Thurs., 10/31, draft proposals for approval for end-of-quarter "Hero" narrative essays. Add new vocabulary words for "absurd" and "hamper." Hero Essay Requirements
44 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Students will complete in-class essay on themes and character development in Macbeth. Final draft for Macbeth essay is due on Tues., 10/29. Wed., 10/30, discuss Joseph Campbell's,"10 Stages of the Hero's Journey." Thurs., 10/31, draft proposals for approval for end-of-quarter "Hero" narrative essays. Add new vocabulary words for "absurd" and "hamper."
43 Monday, October 28, 2019 Students will analyze themes and character development in Macbeth. Brainstorm and conference with teacher about possible essay topics. New vocabulary words are: "absurd" and "hamper." Final draft for Macbeth essay is due on Tues., 10/29. Wed., 10/30, discuss Joseph Campbell's,"10 Stages of the Hero's Journey." Thurs., 10/31, draft proposals for pre-approval for end-of-quarter "Hero" narrative essays.
42 Friday, October 25, 2019 Students will analyze themes and character development in Macbeth. Brainstorm and conference with teacher about possible essay topics. On Mon., 10/28, students will work on first draft for in-class essay on Macbeth. Final draft for Macbeth essay is due on Tues., 10/29. Wed., 10/30, discuss Joseph Campbell's,"10 Stages of the Hero's Journey." Thurs., 10/31, draft proposals for pre-approval for end-of-quarter "Hero" narrative essays.
41 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Students will read Act V of Macbeth. We will devote class time to reviewing themes and character development in Macbeth. On Fri., 10/25, we will begin planning and organizing for the in-class essay assessment on Macbeth. Mon., 10/28, students will work on first draft for in-class essay on Macbeth. Final draft for Macbeth essay is due on Tues., 10/29.
40 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Students will continue reading and taking notes for Act IV and V of Macbeth. Analyze new vocabulary terms: "jeopardize," "labyrinth,' and "obliterate." On Thurs., 10/24, we will devote class time to reviewing themes and character development in Macbeth. We will also begin planning and organizing for the in-class essay assessment on Macbeth for next Tues., 10/29.
39 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Students will continue reading and taking notes on Act IV of Macbeth. Analyze new vocabulary terms: "jeopardize," "labyrinth,' and "obliterate." On Wed.,10/23 we will begin preparing for the in-class essay as we complete Macbeth on Thurs., 10/24. We will devote class time to planning the in-class essay assessment on Macbeth on Fri., 10/25. The final assessment will be scheduled for next Tues., 10/29.
38 Monday, October 21, 2019 Students will continue reading and taking notes on Act III of Macbeth. Analyze new vocabulary terms: "jeopardize," "labyrinth,' and "obliterate." Bring Macbeth book every day this week. Everyone needs to be engaged and take notes as we complete Macbeth by Thurs., 10/24. We will have an assessment on Macbeth on Fri., 10/25.
37 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Students will continue reading and taking notes on Act III of Macbeth. On Mon., 10/21, students need to bring Macbeth books to class all week. Everyone needs to be engaged and take notes as we complete Macbeth by Thurs., 10/24. We will have an assessment on Macbeth on Fri., 10/25.
36 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Students will continue reading and taking notes on Act II of Macbeth. Students need to bring Macbeth books to class. Everyone needs to be engaged and take notes as we complete Act II on Thurs., 10/17.
35 Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Students will take Vocabulary #2 assessment. Then, we will continue reading Act II of Macbeth. Bring Macbeth books to class all week. We will continue reading to Act III this week. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility.
34 Monday, October 14, 2019 Continue reading Act II of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. No AoW or LoW. Any students who missed last week's quiz need to make it up ASAP. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Tues., 10/15. Bring Macbeth books to class daily.
33 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Complete Act I of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. We will take a brief character assessment quiz after completing Act I. No AoW or LoW. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Tues., 10/15. Bring Macbeth books to class next week.
32 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Complete Act I of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. Add new vocabulary slides: "callous" and "debilitate." Bring Macbeth books to class all week.No AoW or LoW this week. On Thurs., 10/10 writing assessment on annotations in Macbeth text and discuss "Stop the Hate" contest. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Tues., 10/15.
31 Monday, October 7, 2019 Discuss the AoW. Begin Act I of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. Add new vocabulary slides: "callous" and "debilitate." Bring Macbeth books to class all week. No AoW or LoW this week. Complete reading Act I on Thurs., 10/10 writing assessment. Vocabulary #2 assessment will be Tues., 10/15.
30 Friday, October 4, 2019 Discuss the AoW. Begin Act I of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class next week. Complete reading Act I.
29 Thursday, October 3, 2019 Mark and take notes on Macbeth introduction. Begin Act I of Macbeth. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "callous" and "debilitate." Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class. AoW 3 "Teenage Boys" due on Fri., 10/4.
28 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Students will have time to review their assessment on "Wife of Bath." Mark and take notes on Macbeth introduction. Everyone will be assigned a role or responsibility. Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "callous" and "debilitate." Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class every day. AoW 3 "Teenage Boy" due on Fri., 10/4.
27 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Students will take assessment on "Wife of Bath." Focus on tone, structure, and theme of the story. Work on AoW or new vocabulary slides, if time permits. Introduce Macbeth. Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "callous" and "debilitate." We will discuss and begin reading Macbeth on Wed., 10/2. Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class every day this week. AoW 3 Teenage Boys
26 Thursday, September 26, 2019 Students will discuss and prepare for the upcoming assessment on "Wife of Bath." Focus on tone, structure, and theme of the story. Next week, analyze and add new vocabulary words: "callous" and "debilitate." On Tues., 9/30, students will take the actual "Wife of Bath" assessment. We will discuss and begin reading Macbeth on Wed., 10/2. Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class every day next week. AoW 3 Teenage Boys
25 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Students will take Vocabulary #1 Assessment. Afterwards, complete reading and annotating "Wife of Bath." Focus on tone, structure, and theme of the story. On Thurs., 9/26, students will take a "practice" assessment for "Wife of Bath." We will also review "The Pardoner's Tale" assessment. On Tues., 9/30, students will take the actual "Wife of Bath" assessment. We will discuss and begin reading Macbeth on Wed., 10/2. Be sure to bring Macbeth books to class every day next week.
24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Students will review vocabulary terms, and complete reading and annotating "Wife of Bath." With partners, discuss tone, structure, and theme of the story. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25. "Wife of Bath" assessment on Thurs., 9/26.
23 Monday, September 23, 2019 Students begin reading and annotating "Wife of Bath." Tues., 9/24, review vocabulary terms. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25. "Wife of Bath" assessment on Thurs., 9/26. 12-1 Vocabulary Review List
22 Friday, September 20, 2019 Students will take assessment on "The Pardoner's Tale." Turn in vocabulary slides. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25. "Wife of Bath" assessment on Thurs., 9/26.
21 Thursday, September 19, 2019 Students will complete discussion and analysis of characters, figurative language, irony, and themes in "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., 9/20, we will have individual assessments on "The Pardoner's Tale." Update vocabulary slides and submit them in Google Classroom by Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
20 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Students will discuss the questions on allegory, morals, and themes for "The Pardoner's Tale." Thurs., 9/19 we will prepare for short essay responses on "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., 9/20, we will have individual assessments on "The Pardoner's Tale." Update vocabulary slides and submit them in Google Classroom by Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
19 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Students will begin reading "The Pardoner's Tale" in class. Add new vocabulary terms: "gamut" and "eclectic." Wed., 9/18 and Thurs., 9/19 we will discuss and analyze "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., 9/20, we will have individual assessments on "The Pardoner's Tale." Update vocabulary slides and submit them in Google Classroom by Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
18 Monday, September 16, 2019 Seniors will report to Rm. 124 to meet with counselors. Add new vocabulary terms: "gamut" and "eclectic." Tues., 9/17 through Thurs., 9/19 we will read and analyze "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., 9/20, we will have an assessment on "The Pardoner's Tale." Update vocabulary slides and submit them in Google Classroom by Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
17 Friday, September 13, 2019 AoW 2 is due today; prepare to discuss. Also, we will preview and begin reading "The Pardoner's Tale." Mon., 9/16, seniors will report to Rm. 124 to meet with counselors. No AoW assignments next week. Tues., 9/17 through Thurs., 9/19 we will read and analyze "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., 9/20, we will have an assessment on "The Pardoner's Tale." Update vocabulary slides and submit them in Google Classroom by Fri., 9/20. 12-1 Vocabulary Review List
16 Thursday, September 12, 2019 Seniors who need to do so may take their class portraits in the gym. Also, students will take the actual assessment for "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales. Prepare notes on structure, word choices, literary terms, and character development. Fri., 9/13, AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction" due.
15 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Students will take a practice assessment for "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales. Annotate text for the following: characters' physical descriptions, personality traits, as well as details on their strengths and weaknesses. Thurs., 9/12 take actual assessment on characters from "Prologue." Fri., 9/13, AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction" due. The Canterbury Tales
14 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Students will continue reading "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales. Annotate text for the following: characters' physical descriptions, personality traits, as well as details on their strengths and weaknesses. Create vocab. slides for "ignominious" and "cacophony." Wed., 9/11, practice assessment on characters, word choices, and structure of "The Prologue." Thurs., 9/12 take actual assessment on characters from "Prologue." Fri., 9/13, AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction" due. The Canterbury Tales
13 Monday, September 9, 2019 Students will receive AoW 2, "Amazon Destruction." We will begin reading the classroom set of "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales. Tues., 9/10, continue reading "Prologue" and create vocab. slides for "ignominious" and "cacophony." a Wed., 9/11, practice assessment on characters from "Prologue." Thurs., 9/12 take actual assessment on characters from "Prologue." Fri., 9/13, AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction" due. AoW 2 Amazon Destruction
12 Friday, September 6, 2019 Students will take an in-class writing assessment on Beowulf, Parts 1 & 2. Mon., 9/9 students will receive AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction," and we will begin reading classroom sets of "The Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales. Tues., 9/10, continue reading "Prologue" and create vocab. slides for "ignominious," "cacophony," and "bedlam." Wed., 9/11, practice assessment on characters from "Prologue." Thurs., 9/12 take actual assessment on characters from "Prologue." Fri., 9/13, AoW 2 "Amazon Destruction" due. AoW 2 Amazon Destruction
11 Thursday, September 5, 2019 Students will work with a partner to compare annotations and complete Beowulf Part,II. We will discuss characterization and themes Fri., 9/6, students will have an assessment on Beowulf, Part I & II.
10 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Students will review last week's AoW. Then, we will further discuss characterization and themes in Beowulf I. Annotate and read Beowulf II. Create vocabulary slides: bedlam, edifice, and nadir. Thurs.,9/5 complete annotations and reading for Beowulf, Part II. Fri., 9/6, students will have an assessment on Beowulf, Part I & II.
9 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Students will report to the library after attendance where they will work with guidance. Wed., 9/4, discuss characterization and themes in Beowulf; create vocabulary slides: bedlam, edifice, and nadir. Thurs.,9/5 complete annotations and reading for Beowulf, Part 2. Fri., 9/6, students will have an assessment on Beowulf, Part 1 & 2.
8 Thursday, August 29, 2019 Students will discuss Beowulf>/i>, Part One, independently. Lastly, in small groups take part in paired reading and discussions of "Grendel" and "Life in the Year 999." Tues., 9/3, students will work with the guidance dept. in the library after attendance. Wed., 9/4, discuss characterization and themes in Beowulf; create vocabulary slides: bedlam, edifice, and nadir. Thurs.,9/5 complete annotations and reading for Beowulf, Part 2. Fri., 9/6, students will have an assessment on Beowulf, Part 1 & 2. Beowulf Part Two
7 Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Students will review literary terms; then, continue to read and respond to the end questions for Beowulf, Part One, independently. Lastly, in small groups take part in paired reading and discussions of "Grendel" and "Life in the Year 999." Due Thurs., 8/29, complete reading and questions for Beowulf Part One. Prepare for further discussion in small groups.
6 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Students will review and create vocabulary slides for the terms: belie, iconoclast, and magnanimous. Time will be allotted to read, annotate, and write three paragraphs about the AoW, "Sugary Drinks." If time permits, students may read and respond to the end questions for Beowulf, Part One. Due Wed., 8/28, complete annotations and written response for AoW " Sugary Drinks." For Thurs., 8/29, complete reading and questions for Beowulf Part One.
5 Monday, August 26, 2019 Students will begin reading Beowulf, Part One. We will also review how to annotate and respond to informational articles. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, tablet, or laptop, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. Tues., 8/27 and Wed., 8/28 we will review vocabulary and literary terms. Complete annotations and written response for AoW " Sugary Drinks" by Wed., 8/28. Complete reading and questions for Beowulf Part One by Thurs., 8/29. Beowulf Part One AoW Sugary Drinks
4 Friday, August 23, 2019 Students will take part in a gallery walk and follow-up discussion of literary term displays. We will also discuss vocabulary slides. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. 12- 1 SAT Vocabulary
3 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Students will construct assigned literary term models. We will also review how to construct vocabulary slides. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters.
2 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 During class, we will begin discussing literary terms and complete an informative writing sample. Students will also be assigned a literary term. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters.
1 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 After introductions and ice-breakers, students will share a one-two paragraph informal essay about their summer vacation or a book they chose to read. For daily classes, students are expected to have the following materials: chromebook, tablet or laptop, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. We will begin discussing literary terms on Wed., 8/21. 12-1 Overview
0 Friday, August 9, 2019 Students who wish to get a head start may take the time to prepare a short, one-two paragraph informal essay about their summer vacation or a book they chose to read. For the first day of class, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, tablet or laptop, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. We will begin discussing literary terms on Wed., 8/21. 31 Literary Devices