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39 Thursday, October 19, 2017 Students will take their #2 vocabulary assessment. Afterwards, we will have a discussion about the themes in Macbeth. Bring binders to take notes on Fri., 10/20 as we preview Macbeth. Macbeth Introduction Notes
38 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. Then, after a brief review and class discussion, we will take the final assessment for commas in a series. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our vocabulary test. Bring binders Fri., 10/20 as we preview Macbeth.
37 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Students will continue working on comma exercises with grammar partners and take practice quiz. Complete discussion of "Article of the Week." On Wed., 10/18 students will take actual grammar quiz and have allotted SSR time. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our vocabulary test.
36 Monday, October 16, 2017 Students will continue working on comma exercises with grammar partners. Read "Article of the Week" and respond to questions. On Tues., 10/17, students will work together on grammar exercises and take practice grammar assessment. On Wed., 10/18 students will be allotted SSR time. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our vocabulary test. Article of the Week #3
35 Thursday, October 12, 2017 Students will have a writing assessment on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale." All week we will continue working on comma exercises with grammar partners. On Mon., 10/16 and Tues., 10/17, students will work together on grammar exercises and take practice grammar assessment. On Wed., 10/18 students will be allotted SSR time. On Thurs., 10/19, we will have our vocabulary test.
34 Wednesday, October 11, 2017 With partners, students will take a review rules for commas in a series and take "practice" comma quiz. We will also analyze our last vocabulary terms for first quarter: "waive," "tumult," "caprice," and "canard." On Thurs., 10/12, we will have a compare/contrast in-class essay quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
33 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Students will work in pairs and discuss "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale." Begin comma usage review and take pre-test. Then, analyze new vocabulary terms: "servile," "furtive," "maraud," and "venerable." Wed., 10/11 we will have a "practice" comma quiz and analyze our last vocabulary terms for first quarter: "waive," "tumult," "caprice," and "canard." On Thurs., 10/12, we will have a compare/contrast in-class essay quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
32 Monday, October 9, 2017 Students will independently read and annotate "The Wife of Bath's Tale." Begin comma usage review and take pre-test. Then, analyze new vocabulary terms: "servile," "furtive," "maraud," and "venerable." Read and annotate "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and prepare to discuss with partner on Tues., 10/10. Also, on Tues., students will be assigned to a grammar partner. Wed., 10/11 we will have a practice comma quiz. On Thurs., 10/12, we will have a compare/contrast in-class essay quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
31 Friday, October 6, 2017 Students will summarize the "The Pardoner's Tale." Then, we will begin "The Wife of Bath's Tale." Read and annotate "The Wife of Bath's Tale" for small group discussion and analysis Tues., 10/10. We will have a compare/contrast in-class essay quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" on Thurs., 10/13.
30 Thursday, October 5, 2017 Students will complete the discussion questions in assigned small groups pertaining to meaning and structure in "The Pardoner's Tale." Turn in discussion sheets at the end of class. Read and annotate "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and complete for small group discussion and analysis Tues., 10/10. We will have a compare/contrast in-class essay quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" next Thurs., 10/13. Pardoner's Tale After Reading Questions
29 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. We will prepare for tomorrow's participation credit discussion on meaning and structure in "The Pardoner's Tale." For Thurs., 10/5, complete reading and prepare to discuss for participation credit "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., we will begin "The Wife of Bath's Tale." The Wife of Bath's Tale
28 Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Students will complete discussion of AoW (Article of the Week). Then, preview and highlight focus (meaning and structure) for "The Pardoner's Tale." On Wed., 10/4, bring SSR selections, analyze new vocabulary terms, and continue reading notes for "The Pardoner's Tale." For Thurs., 10/5, complete reading and prepare to discuss for participation credit "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., we will begin "The Wife of Bath's Tale." The Pardoner's Tale
27 Monday, October 2, 2017 Students will closely read AoW (Article of the Week) and respond to bullet questions with a one-page reflection. On Tues., 10/3, we will complete reading "The Pardoner's Tale." On Wed., 10/4, bring SSR selections and prepare to discuss "The Pardoner's Tale." For Thurs., 10/5, we will have a quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., we will begin "The Wife of Bath's Tale." AoW NFL Protests
26 Friday, September 29, 2017 Students will be assessed on characters, word choices, and structure in the "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales. For Mon., 10/2, we will read the next AoW and add to our vocabulary list. On Tues., 10/3, we will complete reading "The Pardoner's Tale." On Wed., 10/4, bring SSR selections and prepare to discuss "The Pardoner's Tale." For Thurs., 10/5, we will have a quiz on "The Pardoner's Tale." On Fri., we will begin "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
25 Thursday, September 28, 2017 We will discuss/analyze character details and structure in the "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales. On Fri., 9/29, we will have a reading quiz on character identification for "The Prologue."
24 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time. We will complete analysis of character details and structure in the "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales. For Thurs., 9/28, complete close reading of "The Prologue and prepare for further discussion and participation credit. On Fri., 9/29, we will have a reading quiz on character identification for "The Prologue."
23 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Introduction to reading "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales. We will preview and discuss the structure and characters. Analyze vocabulary terms: "raconteur" and "supplicant." Bring SSR books on Wed., 9/27. Complete close reading of "The Prologue" by Thurs., 9/28. On Fri., 9/29, we will have a reading quiz on character identification for "The Prologue." Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
22 Monday, September 25, 2017 Students will continue drafting their five-paragraph compare/contrast literary essays. They may conference with Mrs. O'Janpa prior to sharing it in Google Classroom. Begin reading "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales. Begin reading "The Prologue" for The Canterbury Tales on Tues., 9/26. Bring SSR books on Wed., 9/27. Prepare to discuss, annotate, paraphrase, summary, and notice DIDLS within the prologue. Complete close reading of "The Prologue" and bring your own annotated printout to class on Thurs., 9/28. On Fri., 9/29, we will have a reading quiz on character identification for "The Prologue." Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
21 Friday, September 22, 2017 Students need to continue drafting their five-paragraph compare/contrast literary essays. Share drafts in Google Classroom. Deadline will be extended to Mon., 9/25 for compare/contrast literary essay on Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. Students need to share final drafts in Google Classroom. We will begin The Canterbury Tales on Tues., 9/26.
20 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 We will discuss the guidelines for drafting the five-paragraph compare/contrast literary essays. Students will draft their compare/contrast essays for Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. No school on Thurs., 9/21. For Fri., 9/22, students need to complete four -paragraph compare/contrast final draft of Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. Students may share final draft in Google Classroom or by turning in a handwritten copy.
19 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Students will be assessed on their first 12 vocabulary terms. Afterwards, we will review the compare/contrast literary writing planners. Students need to begin drafting ideas. On Wed. 9/20, students will continue drafting their compare/contrast essays for Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. No school on Thurs., 9/21. For Fri., 9/22, students need to complete four -paragraph compare/contrast final draft of Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. Students may share final draft in Google Classroom or by turning in a handwritten copy.
18 Monday, September 18, 2017 SSR time allotted. Begin compare/contrast literary writing workshop. Review for first vocabulary assessment, 12 terms. Tomorrow, Tues., 9/19, prepare for our first vocabulary assessment. Renew SSR books prior to Wed., 9/20. No school on Thurs. For Fri., 9/22, outline for compare/contrast in-class essay about Beowulf and Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight translations. Writing a Compare Contrast Essay
17 Friday, September 15, 2017 We will take reading assessment #2 on Cantos III-V of Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. If time permits, students may make suggested revisions for assessment #1. Monday, students will need SSR books. Remember to renew library books if necessary. For Tues., Sept. 19 will be our first vocabulary assessment.
16 Thursday, September 14, 2017 SSR time will be allotted. We will review our first reading assessments and discuss revision opportunities. Lastly, we will prepare for tomorrow's reading assessment, part two, Cantos III-V of Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. For Fri., Sept 15, continue reading Sir Gawayne, Cantos III-V and prepare for another reading assessment on that section. Next Tues., Sept. 19 will be our first vocabulary assessment.
15 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 After attendance, students will meet with guidance counselors in Room 124 to discuss college/career planning. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., Sept. 14. For Fri., Sept 15, continue reading Sir Gawayne, Cantos II-V and prepare for another reading assessment on that section. Next Tues., Sept. 19 will be our first vocabulary assessment.
14 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Students will discuss logical arguments and textual evidence from the "Article of the Week." We will analyze the last three words from our vocabulary list: "visceral, duplicity, and sensuous." Lastly, we will review Cantos I & II of Sir Gawayne, connecting the characters and narrator at this point. Wed., Sept. 13, all seniors will meet in 124 after attendance. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., Sept. 14. For Fri., Sept 15, continue reading Sir Gawayne, Cantos II-V and prepare for another reading assessment on that section. Next Tues., Sept. 19 will be our first vocabulary assessment.
13 Monday, September 11, 2017 Students will take reading assessment on Cantos I-II from Sir Gawayne. Begin reading the posted "Article of the Week." Annotate it and write brief response. Continue reading Sir Gawayne, Cantos II-V. Wed., Sept. 13, all seniors will meet in 124 after attendance. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., Sept. 14. For Fri., Sept 15, there will be an assessment focusing on DIDLS pertaining to Sir Gawayne, Cantos III-V. AoW Sleep Deprivation
12 Friday, September 8, 2017 Students will review their Beowulf practice assessment and include focus on DIDLS. In original small groups, students will compare the tales of Beowulf and Sir Gawayne. Check annotations for Beowulf and Cantos I-II for Sir Gawayne. On Mon., Sept. 11, there will be an assessment including passages from Cantos I and II as well as Beowulf. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., Sept. 14. For Fri, Sept 15, there will be an assessment focusing on DIDLS pertaining to Cantos III-V.
11 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Students will analyze the following vocabulary terms: "colloquial, syllogism, rapacious, surreptitious, and vulpine." Time will be allotted for further reading/annotating Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. For Fri., Sept. 8, read and annotate Cantos I and II of Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. On Mon., Sept. 11, there will be an assessment including passages from Cantos I and II as well as Beowulf. SSR time will be allotted on Thurs., Sept. 14. For Fri, Sept 15, there will be an assessment focusing on DIDLS pertaining to Cantos III-V. Gawayne and the Green Knight
10 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Students will be allotted SSR time for the first part of class. Then, we will discuss reading/annotating for Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. For Fri., Sept. 8, read and annotate the posted internet link of Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. Be able to compare this fairy tale to the Beowulf translation. Mon., Sept. 11 will be Reading Assessment #1 which will include passages from each of our assigned translations.
9 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Students will report to class for attendance before going to the school library to update their references, etc. for college applications. For Wed., Sept 6, students need to bring SSR selections to class. For Fri., Sept. 8, read and annotate the posted internet link of Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. Compare this fairy tale to the Beowulf translation. Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight
8 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Students will first read their SSR selections. Then, we will work in assigned groups to complete a "practice" assessment on Beowulf. Students need to bring necessary materials to class. We will begin Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight on Tues., Sept. 5.
7 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 After attendance, we will go to the Geauga West Library (the public library). Students need to select a book for SSR. Students must bring their SSR selections to class on Thurs., Aug. 31. Also, have notes/annotations ready for a "practice" assessment on our translation of Beowulf.
6 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Students will review Beowulf within small groups first, followed by the large group. Then, they will take a practice reading assessment in their small groups. We will begin note-taking and keeping track of our weekly vocabulary words: "coda, existentialism, hallow, and inure." Prepare to return with an SSR selection from Geauga West Library (the public library). Students must bring their selections to class on Thurs., Aug. 31.
5 Monday, August 28, 2017 Students will be pre-assessed in writing, grammar, and vocabulary. We will discuss reading and writing standards, and review Beowulf. Bring required notebook, pen/pencil to class. We will begin vocabulary and writing exercises. ELA Reading and Writing Standards
4 Friday, August 25, 2017 Students will have the start of class to review their reading and annotations of the Beowulf translation. Then, we will work in small assigned groups to synthesize your discoveries. We will review the grading, materials, and policies sheet. For Mon., Aug. 28, bring required notebook, pen/pencil to class. You will need loose-leaf paper and a pen/pencil for a pre-assessment in grammar, vocabulary, and writing. 12-1 Grading Materials Policies
3 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Share summer reading summations within small groups. Review policy sheet and annotating text. Introduce Beowulf. Read and annotate the Beowulf translation by Fri., Aug. 25. Be prepared to work within small assigned groups to synthesize your findings. Annotating Text Student Annotative Beowulf Translation
2 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Review policy sheets, Google classroom, documents, and student email. Prepare to share summer reading on Thurs., Aug. 24.
1 Tuesday, August 22, 2017 We will begin class with ice breakers, and students will jot down goals and interests. Students need a three-ring binder for class. Prepare to share summer reading on Thurs., Aug. 24.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Welome To Mrs. O'Janpa's 12-1 Honors English. Check the course overview under Teacher Created Resources. See the list of necessary materials for class. By Thurs., Aug. 24, be prepared to discuss your summer reading selection with peers. 12-1 2017-2018 Overview