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Thursday, December 14, 2017 Due to the snow day, students may have until Friday to submit 'Hero' essays in Google Classroom. On Fri., 12/15, students will be allotted time to complete 'Hero' essays. Also, we will have a formative assessment for "Other Punctuation." Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
75 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 During the first half of class, students will complete drafting 'Hero' essays in class. Mrs. O'Janpa will check each student's progress. Then, we will review "Other Punctuation" rules. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay is Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Also, on Thurs., 12/14, we will have a formative assessment for "Other Punctuation." Fri., 12/15, we will take a "practice" midterm assessment sample which will contain cold reading and writing exercises. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
74 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Students will continue drafting 'Hero' essays in class. Mrs. O'Janpa will check each student's progress. For Wed., 12/13, we will review "Other Punctuation" rules. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay is Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Also, on Thurs., 12/14, we will have a formative assessment for "Other Punctuation." Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
73 Monday, December 11, 2017 We will devote the first half of class to 'Hero' essay preparations/questions. Then, we will continue our punctuation review. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay is Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
72 Friday, December 8, 2017 We will devote the first half of class to 'Hero' essay preparations/questions. Then, we will begin our grammar unit on punctuation review. Bring binders next week. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be next Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
71 Thursday, December 7, 2017 Students will take poetry unit assessment on the sonnets, the villanelle, and the epigrams that we have covered in class. SSR essay writing time will be allotted. On Fri., 12/8 we will begin grammar unit. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be next Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
70 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Students will review all the sonnets, the villanelle, and the epigrams that we have covered in class. Turn in AoW work at the end of class. Thurs., 12/7, will be our reading assessment English sonnets, villanelle, and epigrams covered in class. Also, SSR time will be allotted. On Fri., 12/8 begin grammar unit. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be next Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
69 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Students will analyze epigrams examples on pp. 789-790. We will also review all the sonnets and the villanelle that we have covered in class. For Wed., 12/6, AoW annotations/responses due. Thurs., 12/7, reading assessment English sonnets, villanelle, and epigrams covered in class. Also, SSR time will be allotted. On Fri., 12/8 begin grammar unit. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be next Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
68 Monday, December 4, 2017 Students will review all the sonnets that we have covered in class. Then, we will begin analysis of a villanelle in our literature text, and read, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," by Thomas (pp.784-785). We will discuss the AoW on "Driver-less Car." On Tues., we will analyze the epigram and read examples on pp. 789-790. For Wed., 12/6, AoW annotations/responses due. Thurs., 12/7, reading assessment English sonnets, villanelle, and epigrams covered in class. Also, SSR time will be allotted. On Fri., 12/8 begin grammar unit. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be next Thurs., 12/14. Share in Google Classroom and turn in rubric. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses. AoW Driver-less Cars
67 Friday, December 1, 2017 Students will continue to discuss and analyze text questions in notebooks for sonnets by Peacock and Millay. Time will be allotted to compose "Hero's Journey" proposals and share in Google Classroom. Next week, once we complete reading all the scheduled sonnets, there will be a check of notes by Mrs. O'Janpa. The final draft deadline for the "Hero's Journey" essay will be Thurs., 12/14.
66 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Students will continue to discuss and analyze text questions in notebooks for sonnets by Shakespeare, Blake, and Heaney. On Fri., 12/1, we will analyze sonnets by Peacock and Millay. Once we complete reading all the scheduled sonnets, there will be a check of notes by Mrs. O'Janpa. For Fri., 12/1, turn in proposal in Google Classroom for "Hero's Journey" essay. The final draft deadline for the essay will be Thurs., 12/14.
65 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Students will have SSR time allotted during the first half of class. Students will discuss and analyze text questions in notebooks for Wordsworth's "The World Is Too Much With Us" (p. 778) as well as two Shakespearean sonnets. On Thurs., 11/30 and Fri., 12/1, we will analyze sonnets by Blake, Heaney, Jarman, Peacock, and Millay. Once we complete reading all the scheduled sonnets, there will be a check of notes by Mrs. O'Janpa. For Fri., 12/1, turn in proposal in Google Classroom for "Hero's Journey" essay. The final draft deadline for the essay will be Thurs., 12/14.
64 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Students will examine Wordsworth's "The World Is Too Much With Us" (p. 778) as well as two Shakespearean sonnets. On Wed., 11/29, bring SSR selections. Also, on Wed., 11/29 and Thurs., 11/30, we will analyze sonnets by Blake, Heaney, Jarman, Peacock, and Millay. For Fri., 12/1, turn in proposal for "Hero's Journey" essay. The final draft deadline for the essay will be Thurs., 12/14. Hero Essay
63 Monday, November 27, 2017 Students will begin analyzing poetic forms, beginning with sonnets from our literature text. First, we will examine Wordsworth's "The World Is Too Much With Us" (p. 778). We will discuss the upcoming "Hero's Journey" writing assignment. Students will continue our poetry analysis unit. On Tues., 11/28, we will examine two of Shakespeare's sonnets. Wed., 11/29 and Thurs., 11/30, we will analyze sonnets by Blake, Heaney, Jarman, Peacock, and Millay. "Hero's Journey" writing assignment will be due Thurs., 12/14. Hero's Journey
62 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 In small assigned groups, we will begin analyzing for DIDLS (Details/Imagery/Diction/Language/Syntax) the following poems in our class literature texts: "Oh, Oh" (574) and "Catch" (576). After Thanksgiving break on Mon., 11/27, we will continue our poetry analysis unit.
61 Monday, November 20, 2017 Students will review the handout, "Tips for Writing a Precis." Then, they need to read pages 569-577 in their classroom set of literature books. After reading the assigned pages, students will write a four-sentence precis following the sample and guidelines on the handout. In small assigned groups, we will begin begin analyzing some of the poems on those pages. Tues., 11/21, we will review precis writing and continue poetry analysis.
60 Friday, November 17, 2017 SSR time will be allotted. Students will read the handout, "Tips for Writing a Precis." Then, they need to read pages 569-577 in their classroom set of literature books. After reading the assigned pages, students will write a four-sentence precis following the sample and guidelines on the handout. Any students who need to complete their Macbeth reflections may do so. On Fri., 11/17, also bring SSR selections. From Fri., 11/17 - Tues., 11/21, we will review precis writing and begin poetry analysis. Tips for Writing a Precis
59 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Students will work independently or with partners to complete Macbeth reflections. If time permits, we will preview precis writing and our upcoming poetry unit. On Fri., 11/17, also bring SSR selections. From Fri., 11/17 - Tues., 11/21, we will review precis writing and begin poetry analysis. Tips for Writing a Precis
58 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Students will complete Part II of Macbeth assessment. After testing, students may use class time to work on Macbeth reflections Due Thurs., 11/16, Macbeth reflection deadline; hand in rubrics. We will begin discussing how to write a precise and how to analyze poetry on Thurs. and Fri. On Fri., 11/17, also bring SSR selections.
57 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 We will complete an in-class multi-paragraph essay for Macbeth. Students need the following: pre-approval for thesis statement, two-three embedded quotations, and 6-8 highlighted/underlined vocabulary terms. Also, consider character development and figurative language. On Wed., 11/15, class time will be devoted to working on Macbeth reflection which is to be completed by Thurs. Due Thurs., 11/16, Macbeth reflection deadline; hand in rubrics. We will begin discussing how to write a precise and how to analyze poetry on Thurs. and Fri. On Fri., 11/17, also bring SSR selections.
56 Monday, November 13, 2017 Continue review and preparation for upcoming Macbeth assessment. Get pre-approval for thesis statement, locate two-three quotations, and incorporate 6-8 vocabulary terms. Also, consider character development and figurative language. We will also begin discussing the Macbeth reflection which is to be completed independently or with a partner during class time. Bring binders all week. On Tues., 11/14, students will complete their multi-paragraph in-class essay assessments for Macbeth. Due Thurs., 11/16, Macbeth reflection deadline; hand in rubrics. We will begin discuss how to write a precise and how to analyze poetry on Thurs. and Fri. On Fri., 11/17, bring SSR selections.
55 Friday, November 10, 2017 Continue review and preparation for upcoming Macbeth assessment. Get pre-approval for thesis statement, locate two-three quotations, and incorporate 6-8 vocabulary terms. Also, consider character development and figurative language. We will also begin discussing the Macbeth reflection which is to be completed independently or with a partner during class time. Mon., 11/13 we will discuss the Macbeth assessment and reflection. Tues., 11/14, students will complete their in-class essays on Macbeth. Due Thurs., 11/16, Macbeth reflection. Macbeth Reflection
54 Thursday, November 9, 2017 Continue review and preparation for upcoming Macbeth assessment. and highlight the following: character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. On Fri., 11/10, students will continue work in small groups for Macbeth review and assessment preparations. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
53 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 SSR time will be allotted during the first half of class. Annotate text for Macbeth and highlight the following: character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Thurs. and Fri., students will continue work in small groups for Macbeth review and assessment preparations. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
52 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Students will take notes as we review Macbeth. Annotate text and highlight the following: character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. SSR time will allotted on Wed., 11/8. From Wed., 11/8 - Fri., 11/10, we will have work on small group analysis assignments for Macbeth. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
51 Monday, November 6, 2017 Students will continue to read the play aloud in class and review the following: character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. Students will complete reading Macbeth in its entirety on Tues., 11/7. SSR time allotted on Wed., 11/8. Wed., 11/8 - Fri., 11/10, we will have work on small group analysis assignments for Macbeth. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
50 Friday, November 3, 2017 Students will take an short open-book quiz on events which occurred in Act IV of Macbeth. Afterwards, we will continue to read the play aloud in class and review the following: character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. Students must annotate their texts daily. We will complete reading Macbeth in its entirety on Tues., 11/7. SSR time allotted on Wed., 11/8. Wed., 11/8 - Fri., 11/10, we will have work on small group analysis assignments for Macbeth. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
49 Thursday, November 2, 2017 Students will complete Act IV of Macbeth and review the following:character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. Students must annotate their texts daily. For Fri., 11/3, students will respond individually to a formative assessment (Acts II - IV) about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. We will complete reading Macbeth in its entirety on Tues., 11/7. SSR time allotted on Wed., 11/8. Next Wed., 11/8 - Fri., 11/10, we will have work on small group analysis assignments for Macbeth. Tues., 11/14, students will write an in-class essay on the overall play.
48 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Students will first be allotted SSR time. Then, we will complete Act III of Macbeth and start reading Act IV aloud during class. Working together in assigned small groups, students will respond to questions about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. Students must annotate their texts daily. On Thurs., 11/2, students will complete reading Act IV. For Fri., 11/3, students will respond individually to another formative assessment about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes.
47 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Students will review/discuss Act II of Macbeth. Then, we will read Act III aloud during class. Working together in assigned small groups, students will respond to questions about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. This week, we will continue reading Macbeth aloud daily. Students must annotate their texts daily. On Wed., 11/1, SSR time allotted. On Thurs., 11/2, students will continue working together in assigned small groups. For Fri., 11/3, students will respond individually to another formative assessment about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes.
46 Monday, October 30, 2017 Students will read Act II of Macbeth, aloud during class. Working together in assigned small groups, students will respond to questions about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. Everyone must participate in some capacity. Continue reading Macbeth aloud through Thurs., 11/1. On Wed., 11/1, SSR time allotted. Prepare for a quiz on Friday.
45 Friday, October 27, 2017 Students will be assessed on Act I of Macbeth. Working together in small groups, students will respond to questions about character development, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and themes. We will begin reading Act II after the quiz. Everyone must participate in some capacity. On Mon., 10/30 through Thurs., 11/1 we will continue reading Macbeth. On Wed., 11/1, SSR time allotted.
44 Thursday, October 26, 2017 Students will continue reading Act I of Macbeth aloud. In assigned small groups students will work to together to draft one page of notes with five different types examples for each of the following: character development, figurative language examples, and our vocabulary terms (look ahead for these words and write the page and sentence where each is used). On Fri., 10/27, students need to prepare for an Act I comprehension quiz. Next week, we will continue reading Macbeth, Acts II-III.
43 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 SSR time will be allotted. Then, students will continue reading Act I, scene 4 of Macbeth aloud. Lastly, in assigned small groups students will work to together to draft one page of notes with five different types examples for each of the following: character development, figurative language examples, and our vocabulary terms (look ahead for these words and write the page and sentence where each is used). On Thurs., 10/26 and Fri., 10/27, we will summarize character and theme developments from Act I. Prepare for an Act I comprehension quiz on Fri., 10/27.
42 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Begin reading/interpreting Act I of Macbeth. Assigned small groups will work on scenes. Everyone must be actively engaged in writing, reading, annotating, or analyzing. Bring binders to take notes this week during the reading/interpreting Macbeth. Bring SSR selections on Wed., 10/25. On Thurs., 10/26 and Fri., 10/27, we will summarize character and theme developments from Act I. Prepare for an Act I comprehension quiz on Fri., 10/27.
41 Monday, October 23, 2017 Students will read "Article of the Week" (also view related TED talk) and respond to questions. Begin reading/interpreting Act I of Macbeth. Assigned small groups will work on scenes. Bring binders to take notes this week during the reading/interpreting Macbeth. SSR time will be allotted on Wed., 10/25. Secrets to a Happy Life
40 Friday, October 20, 2017 Students will engage in discussion about the themes in Macbeth. Also, we will preview characters and analyze the opening scene. Bring binders to take notes next week as we begin reading/interpreting Macbeth.
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