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141 Thursday, April 18, 2019 Students will have time to complete work on "Drama in Popular Forms" (pages 1068-1087) and "Considerations for Critical Thinking and Writing" questions on page 1087. If time permits, we will discuss the assignment. Enjoy your break!
140 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Students will read "Drama in Popular Forms" (pages 1068-1087) in literature texts. Then, begin "Considerations for Critical Thinking and Writing" questions on page 1087. On Thurs., 4/18, students will write out complete sentence responses to questions 1-6 from "Considerations for Critical Thinking and Writing" on page 1087; also, select one of the following for a one-page reflection: 7-8 or #1 from "Connection to Another Selection."
139 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Students will complete in-class assessment focusing on themes, characters, and vocabulary terms from Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest. Wed., 4/17 -- Thurs., 4/18, students will read "Drama in Popular Forms" (pages 1068-1087) in our literary text. Due Thurs., 4/18, write out complete sentence responses to questions 1-6 from "Considerations for Critical Thinking and Writing" on page 1087; also, select one of the following for a one-page reflection: 7-8 or #1 from "Connection to Another Selection."
138 Monday, April 15, 2019 Students will review and discuss Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest. Working with partners, students will prepare for Act III assessments with the focus on the following areas: characters, themes, and vocabulary. Tues., 4/16, take Act III assessment. Wed., 4/17 -- Thurs., 4/18, preview Modern Drama unit in literary text.
137 Friday, April 12, 2019 Students will read Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone needs to be on-task. If time permits, we will have a follow-up discussion on characters, themes, and vocabulary. Mon., 4/15, review and prepare for Act III assessment. Tues., 4/16, take Act III assessment. Wed., 4/17 -- Thurs., 4/18, preview Modern Drama unit in literary text. Vocabulary Act III
136 Thursday, April 11, 2019 Students will take a vocabulary and reading assessment for Act II, The Importance of Being Earnest. If time permits, we will begin reading Act III. Fri., 4/12, complete Act III. Mon., 4/15, review and prepare for Act III assessment. Tues., 4/16, take Act III assessment. Wed., 4/17 -- Thurs., 4/18, preview Modern Drama unit in literary text. Vocabulary Act III
135 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Students will complete Act II annotations: vocabulary, themes, and characters; prepare for formative assessment. Thurs., 4/11, take Act II assessment and begin reading Act III. Fri., 4/12, complete Act III.
134 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Students will continue reading Act II (pages 29-42) of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Students need to annotate texts for vocabulary, themes, and character development. Wed., 4/10, complete Act II annotations: vocabulary, themes, and characters; prepare for formative assessment. Thurs., 4/11, take Act II assessment and begin reading Act III. Fri., 4/12, complete Act III.
133 Monday, April 8, 2019 Students will begin reading Act II of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Students need to annotate texts. Tues., 4/9 students will continue reading Act II, as well as annotating for new vocabulary, themes and character development. Wed., 4/10, complete Act II and prepare for formative assessment. Thurs., 4/11, take Act II assessment and begin Act III. Fri., 4/12, complete Act III. Act II Vocabulary List
132 Friday, April 5, 2019 Students will take a vocabulary, theme, and character analysis assessment on Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Also, students will begin reading Act II aloud today. Mon., 4/8, students will continue reading Act II, as well as annotating for new vocabulary, themes and character development.
131 Thursday, April 4, 2019 Students will complete reading Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Also, students will work in pairs on annotating text for vocabulary, characters, and themes. Fri., 4/5, students will have vocabulary work for Act I and begin reading Act II.
130 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Students will continue reading Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Thurs., 4/4, students will work in pairs annotating text for vocabulary, characters, and themes. Fri., 4/5, students will take vocabulary quiz for Act I and begin reading Act II.
129 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Students will read and discuss Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Everyone must participate and fulfill their assigned role/responsibility. Wed., 4/3, we will read Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Thurs., 4/4, students will work in pairs on annotating text for character and theme analysis. Fri., 4/5, students will take vocabulary quiz for Act I. We will continue with Act II. Act I Vocabulary List
128 Monday, April 1, 2019 Students will complete anticipation questions. Then, we will follow-up with discussion and roles/responsibilities for The Importance of Being Earnest. Tues., 4/2 and Wed., 4/3, we will read Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Thurs., 4/4, students will work in pairs on annotating text for character and theme analysis. Fri., 4/5, students will take vocabulary quiz for Act I. We will continue with Act II. Act I Vocabulary List
127 Friday, March 22, 2019 We will complete our discussion of the Victorian Era and the anticipation guide for The Importance of Being Earnest. Students will receive roles/responsibilities for 'Earnest' which we will read after break. Enjoy spring break!
126 Thursday, March 21, 2019 We will continue discussing the Victorian lifestyle. Students will have the opportunity to make up any missed work. Fri., 3/22, we will complete discussing the Victorian lifestyle and the writings of Oscar Wilde.
125 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Students will take a vocabulary and "other punctuation" assessment. After completion, we will discuss a pre-reading survey and the Victorian Period in England. Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 3/22, we will continue discussing the Victorian lifestyle and the writings of Oscar Wilde. Earnest Anticipation Guide
124 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 We will briefly discuss the Victorian Period in England before completing the anticipation guide for 'Earnest.' We will also review vocabulary terms and "other punctuation" rules for the following: quotations, parentheses, ellipses, brackets, italics, and dashes. marks. Wed., 3/20, we will have an assessment combining "other punctuation" and new vocabulary terms. Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 3/22, we will continue discussing the Victorian lifestyle and the writings of Oscar Wilde. Earnest Anticipation Guide
123 Monday, March 18, 2019 Students will review vocabulary terms and "other punctuation" rules for the following: quotations, parentheses, ellipses, brackets, italics, and dashes. Write a paragraph using all the vocabulary words and each one of the "other punctuation" marks. Complete anticipation guide for 'Earnest.' Tues., 3/19, we will discuss the Victorian Period in England. Wed., 3/20, we will have an assessment combining "other punctuation" and new vocabulary terms. Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 3/22, we will continue discussing the Victorian lifestyle and the writings of Oscar Wilde. Earnest Anticipation Guide
122 Friday, March 15, 2019 Students will defend selected epigrams from Wilde's "Preface." Then, we will review vocabulary terms and "other punctuation" rules for the following: quotations, parentheses, ellipses, brackets, italics, and dashes. Mon., 3/18, we will review "other punctuation" grammar rules and new vocabulary terms. Tues., 3/19, we will discuss the Victorian Period in England. Wed., 3/20, we will have an assessment combining "other punctuation" and new vocabulary terms. Thurs., 3/21 and Fri., 3/22, we will continue discussing the Victorian lifestyle and the writings of Oscar Wilde.
121 Thursday, March 14, 2019 Students may have time to proofread war poetry reflections before moving on to read, annotate, and analyze Wilde's "Preface." Fri., 3/15, further analysis of Wilde's epigrams; students will select and defend those they agree with and provide evidence. Next Mon., 3/18, we will review "other punctuation" grammar rules and new vocabulary terms.
120 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Students will complete in-class written reflections on the war poetry we have recently covered in class. Thurs., 3/14 read annotate, and analyze Wilde's "Preface." Fri., 3/15, further analysis of Wilde's epigrams; students will select and defend those they agree with and provide evidence.
119 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Students will read, annotate, and analyze the WWII poems by Douglas and Jarrell. We will continue to focus on persona, structure, tone, word choices, and syntax. Wed., 2/13, complete in-class written reflection on war poetry. Thurs., 3/14 read annotate, and analyze Wilde's "Preface." Fri., 3/15, further analysis of Wilde's epigrams; students will select and defend those they agree with and provide evidence.
118 Monday, March 11, 2019 Students will transition from WWI poetry to WWII. Discuss persona, structure, tone, word choices, and syntax. Tues., 3/12, complete evaluating WWI poems in class. Wed., 2/13, complete in-class written reflection on war poetry. Thurs., 3/14 read annotate, and analyze Wilde's "Preface." Fri., 3/15, further analysis of Wilde's epigrams; students will select and defend those they agree with and provide evidence. World War II Poems Rosenberg poem
117 Friday, March 8, 2019 In small groups students will complete their reviews of the WWI poems. Classify, categorize, compare, and offer arguments with evidence in response to the question: Why each of the World War I poems is still vital today? Discuss any remaining concerns or questions about the research paper. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers.
116 Thursday, March 7, 2019 In small groups review the WWI poems. Classify, categorize, compare, and offer arguments with evidence in response to the question: Why each of the World War I poems is still vital today? Discuss any remaining concerns or questions about the research paper. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. WWI Poems Animation
115 Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Students will continue reading for themes, structure and poetic devices in World War I poems: "In Flanders Fields" and "War Girls." We will also review vocabulary terms and questions about the research paper. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. The Poetry of World War I
114 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 The start of class time will be allotted for research and drafting essays. Then, students will continue reading World War I poems, with Sassoon's "Dreamers." This week we will focus on World War I Poetry and devote class time to research papers. New vocabulary terms will be analyzed on Wed. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. Dreamers
113 Monday, March 4, 2019 Students will begin World War I Poetry Unit, starting with Brooke's "The Soldier." We will also devote in-class time to drafting essays. This week we will focus on World War I Poetry and devote class time to research papers. New vocabulary terms will be analyzed on Wed. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. The Soldier
112 Friday, March 1, 2019 Students will write an in-class reflection on Part III of 1984. Turn in LoW work. Preview World War I Poetry. Review vocabulary terms. Mon., 3/4, time will be allotted to focus on research papers and we will begin World War I Poetry Unit. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers.
111 Thursday, February 28, 2019 Students will complete discussion about "The Lady of Shalott" and also analyze "The Man He Killed." We will also prepare for tomorrow's in-class reflection on Part III of 1984. For Fri., 3/1, students will write an in-class reflection on Part III of 1984. Also, everyone will turn in annotations and a reflections for LoW. Also, Friday, we will begin reading World War I Poetry. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers.
110 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Students will analyze Victorian Poetry. We will discuss themes, structures, and poetic devices. Review any questions about research papers. On Thurs., 2/28, we will also analyze Hardy's "The Man He Killed" and discuss new vocabulary terms: sardonic, parapet, and haughty. For Fri., 3/1, students will write an in-class reflection on Part III of 1984. Also, everyone will turn in annotations and a reflections for LoW. Also, Friday, we will begin reading World War I Poetry. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. The Man He Killed
109 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 We will discuss the end of 1984 and how to prepare for in-class reflections for Part III. Students will begin analyzing Victorian Poetry and begin with Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott." On Wed., 2/27, students need to share one specific paragraph of their research papers with Mrs. O'Janpa. We will also analyze Hardy's "The Man He Killed" and discuss new vocabulary terms: sardonic, parapet, and haughty. Thursday, we will begin reading World War I Poetry. For Fri., 3/1, students will write an in-class reflection on Part III of 1984. Also, everyone will turn in annotations and a reflection for LoW. Upcoming deadline is Mon., 3/11 for MLA research papers. The Lady of Shalott
108 Monday, February 25, 2019 Students will receive a choice for this week's LoW article. They will need to annotate and write a reflection based on their upcoming research paper choices. We will discuss the possible ending of 1984. Bring 1984 texts and complete reading of the novel for class discussion on Tues., 2/26. For Fri., 3/1, students need to turn in annotations and reflection for LoW. MLA research papers are due Mon., March 11th. LoW 1984 and Frankenstein's Current Relevance
107 Friday, February 22, 2019 Students will discuss Part III, Chapters 3-4 (pages 260-282) from 1984 and submit research paper proposal. Complete reading 1984 on Tues., 2/26. MLA research papers due Mon., March 11th.
106 Thursday, February 21, 2019 Students will take vocabulary #2 assessment. Then, SSR time will be allotted. Students may also read assigned chapters or complete research proposals. Fri., 2/22, read Part III, Chapters 3-4 (pages 260-282) and submit research paper proposal. Complete reading 1984 on Tues., 2/26. MLA research papers due Mon., March 11th.
105 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Students will have an informal assessment which focuses on any two characters from Part III of 1984, Chapters 1-2 (pages 225-260). Then, we will review for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz. Bring 1984 texts daily and be prepared for possible content quizzes. On Thurs., 2/21, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. Fri., 2/22, read Part III., Chapters 3-4 (pages 260-282) and submit research paper proposal. Complete reading 1984 on Tues., 2/26. MLA research papers due Mon., March 11th.
104 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Students will update their vocabulary and prepare for the upcoming quiz. Annotate and focus on any two characters from Part III of 1984, Chapters 1-2 (pages 225-260). Also, be sure to submit research paper proposals for teacher approval. Bring 1984 texts daily and be prepared for possible content quizzes. For Wed., 2/20, read Part III of 1984, Chapters 1-2 (pages 225-260). On Thurs., 2/21, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. Fri., 2/22, read Part III., Chapters 3-4 (pages 260-282) and submit research paper proposal. Complete reading 1984 on Tues., 2/26. MLA research papers due Mon., March 11th. Prep for Vocabulary 2 Quiz
103 Friday, February 15, 2019 Students will take a reading assessment on Part II of 1984, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218). We will discuss Part II and preview the Part III. Bring 1984 texts daily and be prepared for an announced content quiz. For Wed., 2/20, read Part II of 1984, Chapters 1-2 (pages 225-260). On Thurs., 2/21, we will have Vocabulary #2 assessment. Fri., 2/22, read Part III., Chapters 3-4 (pages 260-282) and submit research paper proposal. Complete reading 1984 on Tues., 2/26. MLA research papers due Mon., March 11th.
102 Thursday, February 14, 2019 Students will have SSR or research paper time allotted, followed by group work and preparation for tomorrow's quiz on the end of Part Two of 1984. Analyze new vocabulary terms: remonstrance, harangue, oligarchy, and collectivism. For Fri., 2/ 15, AoW work will be due and prepare for a quiz by reading the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
101 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Students will discuss rubric and requirements of research papers. Analyze new vocabulary terms: remonstrance, harangue, oligarchy, and collectivism. Thurs., SSR time allotted and group discussion of Part Two of 1984. For Fri.., 2/ 15, AoW work will be due and prepare for a quiz by reading the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218). MLA Persuasive Rubric
100 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Students will discuss assigned reading and continue work on Part II handout. For Wed., 2/13, we will discuss rubric and requirements of research papers. Analyze new vocabulary terms: remonstrance, harangue, oligarchy, and collectivism. Thurs., SSR time allotted and group discussion of Part Two of 1984. For Fri.., 2/ 15, AoW work will be due and prepare for a quiz by reading the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
99 Monday, February 11, 2019 Students will receive AoW and participate in group discussion, forecasting the end of Part II. For Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). Discuss rubric and requirements of research papers. Analyze new vocabulary terms: remonstrance, harangue, oligarchy, and collectivism. Wed., 2/13. Thurs., SSR time allotted and group discussion of Part Two of 1984. For Fri., 2/ 15, prepare for a quiz and read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218). AoW Loneliness
98 Thursday, February 7, 2019 Students will take assessment on 1984, Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pages 147-159). We will have a class discussion forecasting the end of Part II, followed by group work for next week's assigned readings. For next Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). For Fri.., 2/ 15, prepare for a quiz and read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
97 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Students will be awarded participation credit during the first half of class today by silently working on SSR, reading 1984, or drafting research paper proposals. Then, we will discuss how to prepare for tomorrow's quiz. For Thurs., 2/7, read Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pages 147-159). For next Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). For Fri.., 2/ 15, read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
96 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Students will complete the second part of formative assessment for Part II, Chapters 3-4 (pages 126-147). Analyze new vocabulary terms: mutability, effigy, orthodoxy, and apathetic. Discuss upcoming MLA research proposals and papers. For Wed., 2/6, bring SSR materials or prepare research proposals. For Thurs., 2/7, read Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pages 147-159). For next Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). For Fri.., 2/ 15, read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218). 1984 or Frankenstein MLA Research
95 Monday, February 4, 2019 Students will discuss character development and various themes from 1984. Then, partake in a formative assessment for Part II, Chapters 3-4 (pages 126-147). For Tues., 2/5, analyze new vocabulary terms: mutability, effigy, orthodoxy, and apathetic. For Wed., 2/6, bring SSR materials for credit. For Thurs., 2/7, read Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pages 147-159). For next Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). For Fri.., 2/ 15, read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
94 Friday, February 1, 2019 AoW is due at the start of class; after collection, we will discuss the article. Students will have a quiz on Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126) of 1984. Then, we will discuss character development and various themes. Analyze new vocabulary terms: etiolated, insatiably, iniquity, and prosaically. Bring 1984 to class daily. Be prepared for unannounced formative assessments. For Mon., 2/4, students need to read Part II, Chapters 3-4 (pages 126-147) of 1984. For Thurs., 2/7, read Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pages 147-159). For Tues., 2/11 read Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pages 159-179). For Fri.., 2/ 15, read the end of Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pages 179-218).
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Due to frigid temperatures, school is closed today. Complete your assignments for Friday. Analyze new vocabulary terms: etiolated, insatiably, iniquity, and prosaically. Complete reading Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126) of 1984 and prepare for character development and theme quiz.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Due to frigid temperatures, school is closed today and tomorrow. Complete your assignments for Friday. Analyze new vocabulary terms: etiolated, insatiably, iniquity, and prosaically. Complete reading Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126) of 1984 and prepare for character development and theme quiz.
93 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Students will discuss Part I of 1984 with emphasis on characters and themes. Then, begin partner reading activities for Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126). We will also address Newspeak and its principles. On Wed., 1/30, bring SSR and analyze new vocabulary terms: etiolated, insatiably, iniquity, and prosaically. Thurs., 1/31, AoW is due. Fri., 2/1, complete reading Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126) of 1984 and prepare for character development and theme quiz.
92 Monday, January 28, 2019 Students will take vocabulary assessment. Then, students need to read and annotate the AoW article silently before pairing with another peer. Lastly, students will share their thoughts about the article. All students need to complete reading Part I of 1984 by Tues., 1/28; student need to prepare to discuss in small and large groups specific characters and themes. Wed., 1/30, we will discuss new vocabulary terms, reading schedule, and allot SSR time. AoW work is due Thurs., 1/31. By Fri., 2/1, read Chapters 1-2 (pages 105-126) from Part Two of 1984 and prepare for character development and theme quiz. Wonder Woman 1984
91 Friday, January 25, 2019 Students will take small group assessments on Part One of 1984. If time permits, we will review vocabulary terms. Vocabulary #1 quiz will be on Mon., 1/28; study all 13 terms. Also, Monday each group will work together to plan their focus for specific characters and themes as they begin Part Two of 1984. Be sure to bring 1984 books daily.
90 Thursday, January 24, 2019 Students will first have allotted time for SSR, assigned reading/listening 1984, or vocabulary work. Then, students will take part in small group activities which will focus on Chapters 4-7, up to p. 81 in the novel. By Fri., 1/25, read to p. 104 of Chapter 8 and prepare to work on a group assessment which will relate to Thursday's group work. Vocabulary #1 quiz will be on Mon., 1/28; study all 13 terms. Also, Monday each group will work together to plan their focus for specific characters and themes as they begin Part Two of 1984. 1984 Chapters 4-7
89 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Students will first have allotted time for SSR, assigned reading/listening 1984, or vocabulary work. Then, students will take part in small group activities which will focus on Chapters 1-3, up to p. 37 in the novel. Bring 1984 books to class daily. For Thurs., 1/24, read Chapters 4-7, to p. 81. By Fri., 1/25, read Chapter 8, to p. 104. New vocabulary terms for this week are as follows: equivocal, nebulous, odious, formidable, and palimpsest. Complete reading to page 104, the end of Part One by Fri., 1/25. Prepare to work on a group assessment on Fri., 1/25. Vocabulary #1 quiz will be on Mon., 1/28; study all 13 terms. 1984 Divided by Chapters
88 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Students will take part in small group activities pertaining to the opening chapters of 1984. Bring 1984 books to class daily. Wed. 1/23 - Thurs., 1/24, we will continue activities pertaining to Part One of 1984. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., 1/24. New vocabulary terms for this week are as follows: equivocal, nebulous, odious, formidable, and palimpsest. Complete reading to page 104, the end of Part One by Fri., 1/25. Prepare to work on a group assessment on Fri., 1/25.
87 Friday, January 18, 2019 Students will write an in-class reflection which will focus on the Letters written by Robert Walton at the start and closing of the novel. Then, we will begin reading Chapter 1 (pages 1-20) of 1984. Bring 1984 books to class daily. For Tues., 1/22, complete reading Chapter 2-3 (pages 20-37) of 1984. New vocabulary terms to add to organizers are as follows: equivocal, nebulous, odious, formidable, and palimpsest. Complete reading to page 104, the end of Part One by Fri., 1/25. Prepare to work on a group assessment on Fri., 1/25.
86 Thursday, January 17, 2019 Students will participate in final Frankenstein Socratic seminar for Chapters 23-24. Everyone needs to be engaged. If time permits, we will discuss tomorrow's in-class reflection which will focus on the Letters written by Robert Walton at the start and closing of the novel. The last Frankenstein Socratic seminar will be Thurs., 1/17 on Chapters 23-24. paragraph in-class reflection about the Letters. Also, Fri., bring your 1984 books, so we may begin.
85 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, we will analyze vocabulary terms: sanguine, queue, tacitly, and debauchery. Also, we will review Frankenstein and highlight possibly conclusions. The last Frankenstein Socratic seminar will be Thurs., 1/17 on Chapters 23-24. On Fri., 1/18, students will write a one paragraph in-class reflection about the Letters. Also, Fri., we will begin 1984.
84 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Students will participate in today's Socratic seminar on Chapters 21-22 of Frankenstein. All students must be actively engaged in the presentation. On Wed., 1/16, SSR time will be allotted, and we will review Frankenstein and highlight what to conclude by the end. Analyze this week's vocabulary terms: sanguine, queue, tacitly, and debauchery. The last Frankenstein Socratic seminar will be Thurs., 1/17 on Chapters 23-24. On Fri., 1/18, students will write a one paragraph in-class reflection about the Letters. Also, Fri., we will begin 1984.
83 Monday, January 14, 2019 Students will prepare in small groups for upcoming Socratic seminars; they will focus on the background of the poets/poems we read last week. Take notes and draw background and connections between the poem and the construction of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Students will sign up for one of this week's seminars. Seminar choices will be either Tues., 1/15 on Chapters 21-22 or Thurs., 1/17 on Chapters 23-24. On Fri., 1/18, students will write on in-class reflections about the Letters. Also, Fri., we will begin 1984.
82 Friday, January 11, 2019 Students will read, annotate, and reflect on Keats's poem, "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Then, in small groups, they will focus on one of the poet's poems we read this week. Take notes and draw background and connections between the poem and the construction of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Mon., 1/14, students will select which of the Socratic seminars for Frankenstein they wish to participate in; the focus of each will be the specific chapters, drawing text to text connections with the poets, and poems that we have recently read in class. Students seminar choices will be either Tues., 1/15 on Chapters 21-22 or Thurs., 1/17 on Chapters 23-24. On Fri., 1/18, students will write on in-class reflections about the Letters. Also, Fri., we will begin 1984. Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn
81 Thursday, January 10, 2019 Students will take an assessment on Chapters 19-20 of Frankenstein. Then, we will read, annotate, and reflect on P. Shelley's poem, "Ozymandias." On Fri., we will review the poems we have read by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, P. Shelley, and Keats. Next Tues. and Thurs., we will hold the second and final Socratic seminars for Frankenstein. Shelley's Ozymandias
80 Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Students will discuss Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" and its impact on Shelley's writing. SSR time will be allotted. Also, we will analyze vocabulary terms: avail, amiable, insolent, and ennui. Review recent quiz and prepare for tomorrow's assessment. Thurs., 1/10, read Chapters 19-20 for Frankenstein quiz and prepare to discuss Byron's poem. On Fri., we will review the poems we have read by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, P. Shelley, and Keats. Next Tues. and Thurs., we will hold the second and final Socratic seminars for Frankenstein. Byron's She Walks in Beauty
79 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Students will take assessment on Chapters 17 and 18 of Frankenstein. Then, read and annotate Coleridge's "Kubla Khan." We will discuss how it may have affected Shelley's writing for Frankenstein. Annotations and a paragraph reflection on the poem will be due at the end of class today. Bring Frankenstein texts to class every day this week since we will read a poem daily which connects to the work. On Wed., we will analyze vocabulary terms: avail, amiable, insolent, and ennui. Thurs., 1/10, read Chapters 19-20 for Frankenstein quiz. On Fri., we will review the poems we have read by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, P. Shelley, and Keats. Next Tues. and Thurs., we will hold the second and final Socratic seminars for Frankenstein. Coleridge's Kubla Khan
78 Monday, January 7, 2019 Students will read and annotate Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey' and discuss how it connects to Chapter 18 of Frankenstein. Annotations and a paragraph reflection on the poem will be due at the end of class today. Read Chapters 17-18 in Frankenstein for Tues., 1/8 quiz. Bring Frankenstein texts to class every day this week since we will read a poem daily which connects to the work. Wed., we will analyze vocabulary terms: avail, amiable, insolent, and ennui. Thurs., 1/10, read Chapters 19-20 for Frankenstein quiz. On Fri., we will review the poems we have read by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, P. Shelley, and Keats. Next Tues. and Thurs., we will hold the second and final Socratic seminars for Frankenstein. Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey
77 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Eighth period midterm is scheduled for 9:28-11:21 today. Read Chapters 17-18 in Frankenstein for Tues., 1/8 quiz. Check posted reading and assessment schedule for January 2019.
76 Monday, December 17, 2018 Students will be assessed on Chapters 15-16 of Frankenstein. Then, we will continue with small group to large group discussions based on our "talking points" about themes, point of view changes, and character development. Be sure to renew or return library books this week. Eighth period midterm is scheduled for 9:28-11:21 on Tues., 12/18.
75 Friday, December 14, 2018 Students will be assessed on Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein. Then, we will continue with small group to large group discussions based on our "talking points" about themes, point of view changes, and character development. For Mon., 12/17, students will have a quiz on Chapters 15-16 of Frankenstein. Eighth period midterm is scheduled for 9:28-11:21 on Tues., 12/18, and third period midterm is set for Wed., 12/19 from 9:28-11:21.
74 Thursday, December 13, 2018 Students will discuss point of view, characters, and themes in Frankenstein and prepare for Chapters 13-14 quiz tomorrow as well as Chapters 15-16 for Monday. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz. Mon., 12/17, students will have a quiz on Chapters 15-16 of Frankenstein. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm.
73 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Students will take an assessment pertaining to characters and themes from Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein. We will also discuss highlights for Chapters 13-14 and address last-minute concerns about the 'Hero' essays. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date tomorrow, Thurs., 12/13. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm.
72 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Students will be allotted time to read closely, Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein and annotate text for character and theme development. Also, today will be the last day during class to draft 'Hero' essays. Read Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein for Wed., 12/12 quiz. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm.
71 Monday, December 10, 2018 We will discuss and preview this week's point-of view, "the monster's" in Frankenstein. Students need to read closely for character and theme development in order to prepare for this week's comprehension quizzes. Any concerns about the 'Hero' essays will also be addressed. Read Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein for Wed., 12/12 quiz. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz. Check midterm exam schedule. Ours is a cold reading and short response midterm.
70 Friday, December 7, 2018 We will review Frankenstein, and discuss the reading schedule. Any concerns about the 'Hero' essays will also be addressed. Read Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein for Wed., 12/12 quiz. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz.
69 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Students will participate in a Socratic seminar focusing on Frankenstein, Chapters 9-10. Everyone must be engaged in the seminar in order to earn reading assessment or participation credit. Students will have time to work on 'Hero' essays for the second half of class. On Fri., 12/7, we will review Frankenstein, and discuss the reading schedule. Any concerns about the 'Hero' essays will also be addressed. Read Chapters 11-12 of Frankenstein for Wed., 12/12 quiz. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. For Fri., 12/14, read Chapters 13-14 of Frankenstein for the quiz.
68 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Students will take Vocabulary #2 quiz. If time permits, students need to work on Socratic seminar questions, annotate their Frankenstein texts, or their 'Hero' essays. Students may work with partners and use their own electronic devices since our chromebooks are being used for testing. On Thurs., 12/6, the second group of students needs to prepare for Socratic seminar on Frankenstein, Chapters 9-10. Next week, "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
67 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Students will partake in Socratic seminar for Chapters 7-8 of Frankenstein. All students must be fully engaged in the process. Follow-up discussion will occur afterwards as well as vocabulary review. On Wed., 12/5 we will have Vocabulary #2 quiz. On Thurs., 12/6, the second group of students needs to prepare for Socratic seminar on Frankenstein, Chapters 9-10. Next week, "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
66 Monday, December 3, 2018 Students will prepare for upcoming Socratic seminars by writing questions. Also, students need to prepare for the upcoming vocabulary quiz, adding the following terms: prognosticate, ephemeral, and precipice. Students need to check the reading schedule for Frankenstein and participate in a Socratic seminar this week: Tues., 12/4 Chapters 7-8 or Thurs., 12/6, Chapters 9-10. On Wed., 12/5 will be Vocabulary #2 quiz. Next week, "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. Frankenstein Socratic Seminar 1
65 Friday, November 30, 2018 Students will take an assessment on Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. Then, we will discuss the future reading schedule and Socratic seminars. Students need to check the reading schedule for Frankenstein and sign-up for a Socratic seminar next week: Tues., 12/4 Chapters 7-8 or Thurs., 12/6, Chapters 9-10. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. Reading Schedule for Frankenstein
64 Thursday, November 29, 2018 Students will be allotted time to continuing drafting 'Hero' essays or reading Frankenstein or this week's AoW. Then, we will discuss character development and themes as we prepare for tomorrow's Chapters 5-6. For Fri., 11/30, AoW due and prepare for quiz on Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
63 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Students will be allotted time to draft an introduction paragraph for the 'Hero' essays. Then, we will review our first comprehension quiz results from Frankenstein and preview Chapters 5-6. On Thurs., 11/29, time for reading and drafting essays will be allotted. For Fri., 11/30, AoW due and prepare for quiz on Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
62 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Students will take a comprehension quiz on Chapters 3-4 of Frankenstein. Then, in small groups, discuss character development, making predictions for Chapters 4-5. Lastly, we will devote remaining time to the introduction paragraph for the 'Hero' essays. On Wed., 11/28, students will continue work on drafts for 'Hero' essays and devote time to reading. On Thurs., 11/29, we will highlight Chapters 4-5 of Frankenstein. For Fri., 11/30, AoW due and prepare for quiz on Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
61 Monday, November 26, 2018 We will discuss the upcoming "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment. Analyze new vocabulary terms: uncouth, traverse, and convalescence. Students will review the Letters and Chapters 1-2 of Frankenstein. For Tues., 11/27, prepare for quiz on Chapters 3-4 of Frankenstein. Wed., 11/28, work on drafts for 'Hero' essays. Thurs., 11/29, AoW due. For Fri., 11/30, prepare for quiz on Chapters 5-6 of Frankenstein. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13. Live Longer
60 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Review the Letters in Frankenstein. Students will read Chapters 1-2 aloud and follow-up with annotations, notes, and discussion. For Tues., 11/27, students will now be responsible for reading outside of class, beginning with Chapters 3-4 of Frankenstein; be prepared for comprehension quiz."The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date is on Thurs., 12/13.
59 Monday, November 19, 2018 We will complete reading the Letters in Frankenstein. Students will follow-up with annotations, notes, and discussion. On Tues., 11/20, continue reading the first and second chapters in class. For Tues., 11/27, read Chapters three-four of Frankenstein and prepare for comprehension quiz."The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date will be just before the end of second quarter on 12/13.
58 Friday, November 16, 2018 We will discuss and take notes on the structure of Frankenstein and begin reading the Letters. Students need to get teacher approval for "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment. On Mon., 11/19, we will complete the Letters in Frankenstein and continue reading the first and second chapters in class by Tues., 11/20. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment, final draft due date will be just before the end of second quarter on 12/13.
57 Thursday, November 15, 2018 Students will share five discoveries found from reading: Introduction pages, The Author's Introduction, and the preface for Frankenstein. We will begin brief notes for the novel and preview characters, themes, and author background and style. On Fri., 11/16, we will discuss the structure of Frankenstein; and be sure to get teacher approval for "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment; final draft due date will be just before the end of second quarter on 12/13.
56 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Students will take vocabulary assessment. After testing, with partners read all the Introduction pages, The Author's Introduction, and the preface for Frankenstein. Annotate and take notes about anything you find interesting. With your partners, prepare to share five discoveries from the introductory information for Frankenstein on Thurs., 11/15. On Fri., 11/16, we will discuss the structure of Frankenstein; and be sure to get teacher approval for "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment; final draft due date will be just before the end of second quarter on 12/13.
55 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 We will discuss and continue to brainstorm ideas for the end of quarter "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment. Review new vocabulary terms. Preview Frankenstein. On Wed., 11/14, students will have vocabulary quiz. We will start Frankenstein on Thurs., 11/15. On Fri., 11/16, get teacher approval for "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment; final draft due date will be 12/13.
54 Monday, November 12, 2018 Students will share Macbeth reflections in Google Classroom. We will discuss and continue to brainstorm ideas for the end of quarter "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment. Review vocabulary terms. On Tues., 11/13, review for vocabulary quiz and turn in proposal for "Hero" essay. On Wed., 11/14, students will have vocabulary quiz. We will preview Frankenstein on Thurs., 11/15. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment will be due near the end of the quarter, 12/13.
53 Friday, November 9, 2018 Students will begin Macbeth reflections in Google Classroom. We will discuss and brainstorm ideas for the end of quarter "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment. Share in Google Classroom by Mon., 11/12. On Wed., 11/14, students will have vocabulary quiz. We will preview Frankenstein on Thurs., 11/15. "The Hero's Journey" writing assignment will be due near the end of the quarter, 12/13. The Hero's Journey Summarized
52 Thursday, November 8, 2018 Students will have a short Act V quiz. Time will also be allotted for SSR selections and upgrading vocabulary organizers. On Fri., 11/9, we will review Macbeth and discuss reflection assignment.
51 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Students will complete reading and discussion for Act V of Macbeth. On Thurs., 11/8 we will have a short Act V quiz. Time will also be allotted for SSR selections and upgrading vocabulary organizers. Fri., 11/9, we will review Macbeth and discuss reflection assignment.
50 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Students take part in Socratic seminar #2, Macbeth (Acts III and IV). Everyone must be engaged for the first half of class. We will begin Act V, if time permits. On Wed., we will complete reading and discussing Act V of Macbeth. 11/7. Thurs., 11/8 we will have a short Act V quiz and upgrade vocabulary organizers. Fri., 11/9, we will review Macbeth and discuss reflection assignment; bring SSR selections.
49 Monday, November 5, 2018 Students will continue reading Act IV of Macbeth. All students must be focused and committed to their assigned role, duty, or task in order to earn daily participation credit. On Tues., 11/6, Socratic seminar #2 (Acts III and IV) will be discussed; all those who have not participated need to do so. We will read Act V on Wed., 11/7. Thurs., 11/8 we will have an Act V quiz.
48 Friday, November 2, 2018 Students will begin reading Act IV of Macbeth. All students must be focused and committed to their assigned role, duty, or task in order to earn daily participation credit. On Mon., 11/5, we will complete and discuss Act IV. On Tues., 11/6, Socratic seminar #2 (Acts III and IV) will be discussed; all those who have not participated need to do so. We will read Act V on Wed., 11/7. Thurs., 11/8 we will have an Act V quiz.
47 Thursday, November 1, 2018 Students will take a short quiz pertaining to Act III of Macbeth; also, SSR and vocabulary work time will be allotted. Parts will be assigned for Act IV of Macbeth. All students must be focused and committed to their assigned role, duty, or task in order to earn daily participation credit. On Fri., 11/2, students will read Act IV. On Mon., 11/5, we will complete and discuss Act IV. On Tues., 11/6, Socratic seminar #2 (Acts III and IV) will be discussed; all those who have not participated need to do so. We will read Act V on Wed., 11/7. Thurs., 11/8 we will have an Act V quiz.
46 Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Students will continue reading Act III of Macbeth. All students must be focused and committed to their assigned role, duty, or task in order to earn daily participation credit. On Thurs., 11/1, we will have a short written response quiz and SSR time; vocabulary work time will be allotted. Begin Act IV on Fri., 11/2.
45 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Students will begin reading Act III of Macbeth. All students must be focused and committed to their assigned role, duty, or task in order to earn daily participation credit. On Wed., 10/31, we will complete reading and discussing Act III of Macbeth. On Thurs., 11/1, we will have a short written response quiz and SSR time; vocabulary work time will be allotted. Begin Act IV on Fri., 11/2.
44 Monday, October 29, 2018 Students will participate in Socratic seminar for Acts I and II of Macbeth. No AoW this week. On Tues., 10/30 and Wed., 10/31, we will read and discuss Act III of Macbeth. On Thurs., 11/1, we will have a short written response quiz and SSR, vocabulary work time will be allotted. Begin Act IV on Fri., 11/2.
43 Friday, October 26, 2018 Discuss Acts I and II of Macbeth in large group, and prepare for Socratic seminar in small groups. Our first Socratic seminar (Acts I and II) will be on Mon., 10/29. Read and discuss Act III of Macbeth by Wed., 10/31 and have a short written response quiz on Thurs., 11/1. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs. 11/1. Begin Act IV on Fri., 11/2. Macbeth Socratic Seminar #1 Acts I-II
42 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Discuss Acts I and II of Macbeth. Allot SSR time. Analyze new vocabulary terms: hedonism, matriculate, and sentinel. Fri., 10/26, we will prepare for our first Socratic seminar (Acts I and II) on Mon., 10/29. Read and discuss Act III of Macbeth by Wed., 10/31 and have a short written response quiz on Thurs., 11/1.
41 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 We will complete reading to the end of Act II in Macbeth during class. Students will need to take notes, annotate texts, and fully participate during class readings and discussions. On Thurs., 10/25, bring SSR selections and update vocabulary organizer. Fri., 10/26, we will prepare for Socratic seminar (Acts I and II) on Mon., 10/29.
40 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 We will continue Act I of Macbeth in class. Students will need to take notes, annotate texts, and sign-up for their participation roles during class readings and discussions. On Wed., 10/24, we will continue to interpret and analyze Acts I-II of Macbeth. On Thurs., 10/25, bring SSR selections and update vocabulary organizer. Fri., 10/26, we will prepare for Socratic seminar (Acts I and II) on Mon., 10/29.
39 Monday, October 22, 2018 We will continue Act I of Macbeth in class. Students will need to take notes, annotate texts, and sign-up for their participation roles during class readings and discussions. This week we will interpret and analyze Acts I-II of Macbeth. On Thurs., 10/25, bring SSR selections and update vocabulary organizer. Fri., 10/26, we will prepare for Socratic seminar (Acts I and II) on Mon., 10/29.
38 Friday, October 19, 2018 We will begin Macbeth in class. Students will need to take notes, annotate texts, and sign-up for their participation roles during class readings and discussions. Next week, we will cover Acts I-II of Macbeth.
37 Thursday, October 18, 2018 Students will take writing assessment on "Wife of Bath." If time permits, students may have SSR time or reading the introduction to Macbeth, and preview their upcoming responsibilities. We will begin Macbeth in class on Fri., 10/19; everyone must bring their books and prepare for their upcoming responsibilities. Next week, no AoW, and we will cover Acts I-II of Macbeth.
36 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 We will discuss the upcoming literary one-paragraph in-class essay on "Wife of Bath." Before taking a mini-assessment, students will review capitalization, semicolons, apostrophes, and commas. On Thurs., 10/18, students will take a short writing assessment on "Wife of Bath." We will begin Macbeth in class on Fri., 10/19, so bring your books. The Wife of Bath
35 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Students will take Vocabulary #2 Assessment. SSR time will be allotted after the test. On Wed., 10/17, students will have another short grammar assessment on the following: capitalization, semicolons, apostrophes, and commas. On Thurs., 10/18, students will take a short writing assessment on "Wife of Bath." Begin Macbeth on Fri., 10/19. The Wife of Bath
34 Monday, October 15, 2018 Discuss "Wife of Bath." Review how to embed quotes when writing essays. Review for Vocabulary #2 Assessment on Tues., 10/16. SSR and Grammar #2 quiz on Wed., 10/17. Thurs., 10/18, students will take the assessment on "Wife of Bath." Begin Macbeth on Fri., 10/19. The Wife of Bath
33 Thursday, October 11, 2018 Students will take short response assessment on "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale." Read "Wife of Bath." Review for Vocabulary #2 Assessment on Tues., 10/16. SSR and Grammar #2 quiz on Wed., 10/17. Thurs., 10/18, students will take the assessment on "Wife of Bath." Begin Macbeth on Fri., 10/19. The Wife of Bath
32 Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Students will complete notes and responses to questions for "The Pardoner's Tale." If time permits, begin reading SSR selections or "The Wife of Bath." An assessment on "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale" will be Thurs., 10/11. Next week, students need to prepare for Vocabulary #2 assessment on Tues., 10/15. We will have a Grammar #2 assessment (capitalization, apostrophe, comma, and semicolon usage) on Wed., 10/16, and "Wife of Bath" short response questions on Thurs., 10/17. The Wife of Bath
31 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Students will analyze vocabulary words for this week: syllogism, dissident, and supplicant. We will further discuss the "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale." For Wed., 10/10, students will have SSR time and time to complete notes and responses to questions for "The Pardoner's Tale." An assessment on "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale" will be Thurs., 10/11. Next week, the following assessments will close out the quarter: Vocabulary #2, Grammar #2, and "Wife of Bath." The Pardoner's Tale
30 Monday, October 8, 2018 Students will begin reading "The Pardoner's Tale." For Wed., 10/11, complete reading and prepare to discuss "The Pardoner's Tale." No AoW this week. An assessment on "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale" will be Thurs., 10/11. The Pardoner's Tale
29 Thursday, October 4, 2018 Students will complete grammar assessment at the beginning of class. Then, we will finish discussing "The Prologue." On Mon., 10/8, we will begin reading "The Pardoner's Tale." No AoW next week. An assessment on "The Prologue" and "The Pardoner's Tale" will be next Thurs., 10/11.
28 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Students will complete discussion and analysis of The Prologue for The Canterbury Tales. Then, begin grammar work in sentence combining, capitalization, comma, and apostrophe rules. On Thurs., 10/4, we will have a grammar assessment on sentence combining, capitalization, comma, and apostrophe rules. Also, we will preview "The Pardoner's Tale."
27 Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Students will have allotted time for SSR, and we will continue discussion and analysis of The Prologue for The Canterbury Tales. On Wed., 10/3, we will begin grammar work in sentence combining, capitalization, comma, and apostrophe rules. Thurs., 10/4, we will have a grammar assessment.
26 Monday, October 1, 2018 Students will begin reading and annotating the first five pages of The Prologue for The Canterbury Tales. Answer margin questions. Tues., 10/2, SSR and continue 'Prologue.' Wed., 10/3 begin grammar work. Thurs., 10/4, grammar assessment. The Prologue
25 Friday, September 28, 2018 Students will be assessed on pages 26-39, Sections 14-17, and the info-text/additional excerpts from Part II of Beowulf. On Mon., 10/1 we will begin The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales. Tues., 10/2, SSR and continue 'Prologue.' Wed., 10/3 begin grammar work. Thurs., 10/4, grammar assessment.
24 Thursday, September 27, 2018 Using chromebooks, students will complete reading pages 26-39 (Sections 14-17 and info-text/additional excerpts) of Part II of Beowulf, and prepare notes/responses possible questions for tomorrow's assessment. On Fri., 9/28, short response assessment on Part II of Beowulf, and AoW # 4 annotations/reflection due.
23 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Students will discuss the questions for Part II of Beowulf and analyze new vocabulary terms: maraud and venerable. By Thurs., 9/27, complete reading Part II of Beowulf and prepare to discuss notes and questions. On Fri., 9/28, short response assessment on Part II of Beowulf, and AoW # 4 annotations/reflection due.
22 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Students will be allotted SSR time during the first half of class. We will review literary vs. narrative writing. Also, preview Part II of Beowulf text. On Wed., 9/26, we will discuss the questions for Part II of Beowulf and analyze new vocabulary terms: maraud and venerable. By Thurs., 9/27, complete reading Part II of Beowulf and complete questions. On Fri., 9/28, take assessment on Part II and hand in AoW # 4 annotations/reflection.
21 Monday, September 24, 2018 Students will be assessed on vocabulary. Begin reading and annotating AoW #4. Tues., 9/25, bring SSR materials review writing techniques. On Wed., 9/26, we will analyze new vocabulary terms: maraud and venerable. By Thurs., 9/27, complete reading Part II of Beowulf and take an assessment next Fri., 9/28 on Part II. AoW # 4 due on Fri., 9/28. AoW #4 Positive News
20 Friday, September 21, 2018 Students will take a reading assessment on Part I of Beowulf, including excerpts from Grendel and Life in 999. Turn in notes at the end of class. Mon., 9/24, we will have our first vocabulary assessment. Students will complete reading Beowulf next week, and take an assessment next Fri on Part II.
19 Thursday, September 20, 2018 Students will discuss and review reading questions for Part I of Beowulf, as well as, Grendel and Life in 999. On Fri., 9/21, we will have Part I Beowulf assessment on Fri., 9/21. Mon., 9/24, we will have our first vocabulary assessment. Students will complete reading Part II of Beowulf by the end of next week.
18 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Students will first be allotted SSR and vocabulary prep time. Vocabulary terms this week include: feign, servile, tumult, and waive. Afterwards, we will discuss the assigned excerpts from Grendel and Life in 999. On Thurs., 9/20, we will review and prepare notes for the Part I Beowulf assessment on Fri., 9/21. Next week, on Mon., 9/24, we will have our first vocabulary assessment.
17 Monday, September 17, 2018 During class, students will complete one-page draft as reporters for "The Battle of Grendel," Sections 8-11 from Beowulf. Then, we will discuss Sections 12-13, "Mother Monster" from Beowulf. For Tues., 9/18, bring SSR materials and read posted excerpt from Grendel and also Life in 999. On Thurs., 9/20, we will discuss Part I of Beowulf and the assessment will be on Fri., 9/21.
16 Friday, September 14, 2018 During class, students will compose a one-page draft as reporters for "The Battle of Grendel," Sections 8-11 from Beowulf. Consider DIDLS as evidence and your target audience. Confer with teacher for approval. For Mon., 9/17, read closely and prepare discussion notes for Sections 12-13, "Mother Monster" from Beowulf. On Tues., 9/18, read posted excerpt from Grendel and also Life in 999. Part I of Beowulf assessment will be on Fri., 9/21.
15 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Students will discuss "The Battle of Grendel," Sections 8-11 from Beowulf, and analyze vocabulary terms: furtive, raconteur, ubiquitous, and veracious. SSR time will also be allotted. For Fri., 9/14, read and prepare to discuss "Monster's Mother," Sections 12-13 from Beowulf AoW#3 annotations and reflections due.
14 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 After attendance, students will report to room 124 and meet with guidance counselors. For Thurs., 9/13, bring SSR selections, read "The Battle of Grendel," Sections 8-11 from Beowulf, and analyze vocabulary terms: furtive, raconteur, ubiquitous, and veracious. For Fri., 9/14, read and prepare to discuss "Monster's Mother," Sections 12-13 from Beowulf AoW #3 annotations and reflections due. Beowulf
13 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Students will analyze vocabulary terms: furtive, raconteur, ubiquitous, and veracious. Then, discuss assigned reading, "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7 from Beowulf. Also, review AoW#2 and preview AoW #3. During English classes on Wed. 9/12, students will meet with counselors. For Thurs., 9/13, read and prepare to discuss "The Battle of Grendel," Sections 8-11 from Beowulf and bring SSR selections. For Fri., 9/14, read and prepare to discuss "Monster's Mother," Sections 12-13 from Beowulf. AoW#3 annotations and reflections due. Merriam-Webster adds new words
12 Friday, September 7, 2018 Students will be assessed on the assigned reading of Beowulf, Sections 1-5. If time permits, we will discuss AoW #2. For next Tues, 9/11, prepare to discuss your reading and notes about "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7. During English classes next Wed. 9/12, students will meet with counselors.
11 Thursday, September 6, 2018 Discuss Beowulf reading assignment and notes for "The Arrival of the Hero," Sections 4-5. Analyze and update vocabulary terms in Google Classroom: canard, caprice, propagate, and veracity. On Fri., 9/7, there will be a reading assessment on Sections 1-5 of Beowulf, and AoW # 2 annotations and reflections due. For next Tues, 9/11, prepare to discuss your reading and notes about "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7.
10 Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Continue to discuss Beowulf reading assignments and note taking tips. SSR time allotted followed by vocabulary analysis: propagate and veracity. For Thurs., 9/6, complete reading "The Arrival of the Hero," Sections 4-5. On Fri., 9/7, there will be a reading assessment on Sections 1-5 of Beowulf , and AoW # 2 annotations and reflections due. For next week, begin reading "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7.
9 Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Receive AoW #2 and discuss the overview of Beowulf. On Wed., 9/5, bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: propagate and veracity, and complete reading "The Monster Grendel," Sections 1-3. For Thurs., 9/6, complete reading "The Arrival of the Hero," Sections 4-5. On Fri., 9/7, there will be a reading assessment on Sections 1-5 of Beowulf, and AoW # 2 annotations and reflections due. For next week, begin reading "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7. AoW #2 Fortnite
8 Thursday, August 30, 2018 We will discuss AoW #1. Introduce and begin reading Beowulf. On Tues., 9/4, receive AoW #2 and discuss the overview of Beowulf. On Wed., 9/5, bring SSR selections, analyze vocabulary terms: propagate and veracity, and complete "The Monster Grendel," Sections 1-3. For Thurs., 9/6, complete reading "The Arrival of the Hero," Sections 4-5. On Fri., 9/7, there will be a reading assessment on Sections 1-5 of Beowulf and AoW # 2 annotations and reflections due. We will also begin reading "Unferth's Challenge," Sections 6-7. Beowulf
7 Wednesday, August 29, 2018 After attendance, students will go to the library for college/career counseling session. On Thurs., 8/30, AoW annotations and reflections due. We will discuss the article as well as reading and writing strategies for class assessments.
6 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Students will read their SSR selections during the first half of class today. We will discuss reading and writing strategies as they apply to our assessments. Wed., 8/29, after attendance, seniors go to the library for college/career counseling session. 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: canard and caprice. Discuss and practice the importance of annotating. Bring SSR on Tues., 8/28. Wed., 8/29, after attendance, seniors go to the library for college/career counseling session. 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. 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 on 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 our 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 12-1 Honors Overview