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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 New beginning, new goals, new opportunities Congrats!
Monday, June 4, 2018 Graduation Rehearsal - 7:45 AM - 2:15 PM Graduation at Keybank State Theatre: Arrive at WGHS at 4:30 PM to ride bus to Keybank State Theatre for 7:00 PM Graduation Ceremony.
Friday, June 1, 2018 Senior classes no longer meet. Prepare for graduation!
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Senior classes no longer meet. Prepare for graduation!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Senior classes no longer meet. Prepare for graduation!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Senior classes no longer meet. Prepare for graduation!
163 Friday, May 25, 2018 Students who need more time, will complete their final exam today. Prepare for graduation!
162 Thursday, May 24, 2018 Students will take their final exam. If more time is needed, students may continue their exam on Friday.
161 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Students may use class time to prepare for final exams and make up missing work. Our English final exam is skills based and is scheduled for Thurs., 5/24. If more time is needed, students may continue on Friday.
160 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Students will listen to the seniors who will present their internship experiences. Then, we will follow up with questions. On Wed., 5/23, students may make up missed work and study for finals. Our English final exam is skills based and is scheduled for Thurs., 5/24. If more time is needed, students may continue on Friday.
159 Monday, May 21, 2018 Students will complete reading Othello, and in a small group, answer questions on the Acts 1-5 worksheet. Use the responses as talking points. Tues., 5/22, we will participate in the presentations of seniors sharing their internships. Senior final exam is scheduled for next Thurs., 5/24.
158 Friday, May 18, 2018 Students will complete reading Othello, and in a small group, complete discussion worksheet. On Mon., 5/21 students will review Othello and complete the final formative assessment. Senior final exam is scheduled for next Thurs., 5/24. Othello Review Questions
157 Thursday, May 17, 2018 Upon completion of Act 4, students will follow up with discussion. If time permits, we will begin Act 5. Students will continue reading Othello. Formative assessments will follow every act. Senior final exam is scheduled for next Thurs., 5/24.
156 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Students will complete reading Act 4 of Othello. We will follow up with discussion. Students will continue reading Othello. Formative assessments will follow every act. Senior final exam is scheduled for next Thurs., 5/24.
155 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Students will complete reading Act 3 and begin Act 4 of Othello. We will follow up with discussion. Students will continue reading Othello. Formative assessments will follow every act. Senior final exam is scheduled for next Thurs., 5/24.
154 Monday, May 14, 2018 Students will continue reading Act 3 of Othello. We will follow up with discussion. Students will continue reading Othello. Formative assessments will follow every act.
153 Friday, May 11, 2018 Students will complete reading Act 2 of Othello. We will follow up with discussion. Students will continue reading Othello. Formative assessments will follow every act.
152 Thursday, May 10, 2018 Students will continue reading Act 2 of Othello. We will follow up with discussion. Students will continue reading Othello in class all week. Formative assessments will follow every act.
151 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Students will complete reading Act 1 of Othello. There will be a formative assessment. Students will continue reading Othello in class all week. Formative assessments will follow every act.
150 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Students will begin reading and discussing Act 1 of Othello. Students will continue reading Othello in class all week. Formative assessments will follow every act.
149 Monday, May 7, 2018 Students will begin studying Act 1 of Othello. Students will continue reading Othello in class all week. Formative assessments will follow every act.
148 Friday, May 4, 2018 Students will take the Part Three assessment for 1984. We will follow up with a discussion about the text. On Mon., 5/7, students will begin reading Othello.
147 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam today. All other students will prepare for tomorrow's Part Three assessment for 1984. Fri., 5/4, all students will take their last 1984 assessment on Part Three of 1984.
146 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 After attendance, students will go to the gym for Decision Day photos and surveys. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam on Thurs., 5/3 during class while remaining seniors prepare for their last 1984 assessment. All students will take the Part Three assessment for 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
145 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 We will complete discussion and preparation for Part 3 of 1984. After attendance on Wed., 5/2, we will go to the gym for Decision Day photos and surveys. Students need to wear college/military/trade school/workforce/post-high school appropriate apparel. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam on Thurs., 5/3 during class. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
144 Monday, April 30, 2018 We will discuss Part 3 of 1984 and prepare for assessment. Students need to continue reading Part Three of 1984. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam by 5/3 during class. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
143 Friday, April 27, 2018 We will review and discuss Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest in class today. Students will complete an Act II assessment within small groups. Students need to continue reading Part Three of 1984. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam by 5/3 during class. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
142 Thursday, April 26, 2018 We will continue reading Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest in class today. Students need to continue reading Part Three of 1984. We will continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest in class this week. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam by 5/3 during class. The final exam is skills based on reading comprehension and writing performance. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
141 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 We will begin reading Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest in class today. Students need to continue reading Part Three of 1984. We will continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest in class this week. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam by 5/3 during class. The final exam is skills based on reading comprehension and writing performance. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
140 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Third and fourth period senior English classes will not meet today due to the "Your Life, Your Choice" senior field trip. Eighth period seniors will finish reading and discussing Act II of The Importance of Being Earnest. Students to continue reading Part Three of 1984. We will continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest in class this week. Students leaving for internships, need to take their final exam by 5/3 during class. The final exam is skills based on reading comprehension and writing skills. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
139 Monday, April 23, 2018 Students will complete reading Act II of 'Earnest' in class. Then, in small groups, students will be assessed on questions pertaining to character development and themes. If time permits, we will begin reading Act III. On Tues., 4/24, seniors will be attending a class field trip, as will Mrs. O'Janpa; therefore, their assignment is to continue reading Part Three of 1984. We will continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest in class this week. Students whose last day will be 5/4, due to internships, will need to take their final exam on 5/2 or 5/3 during class. Lastly, all students will take the Part Three assessment of 1984 on Fri., 5/4.
138 Friday, April 20, 2018 Students will continue reading Act II of 'Earnest.' Seniors who will be leaving early due to internships need to have all work in by April 25th and take their final exam the week of April 30th. Everyone needs to read and prepare for Part III of 1984 assessment on Fri., 5/4.
137 Thursday, April 19, 2018 Students will continue reading Act II of 'Earnest.' Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. We will complete reading Act II of 'Earnest' on Fri., 4/20. Seniors who will be leaving early due to internships need to have all work in by April 25th and take their final exam the week of April 30th. Everyone needs to read and prepare for Part III of 1984 assessment on Fri., 5/4.
136 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Students will continue reading Act II of 'Earnest.' We will also take time to address any questions or concerns about the research papers. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Read and prepare for Part III of 1984 assessment on Fri., 5/4.
135 Tuesday, April 17, 2018 We will dedicate class time to research paper tips. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Read and prepare for Part III of 1984 assessment on Fri., 5/4.
134 Monday, April 16, 2018 Students will continue reading Act II of 'Earnest.' We will also discuss upcoming research papers. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20; share final drafts in Google Classroom. Assessment for Part III of 1984 will be Fri., 5/4.
133 Friday, April 13, 2018 Students will take an assessment on Part II of 1984. Then, we will continue reading Act II of 'Earnest' aloud in class. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Students need to share essays in Google Classroom. Students leaving for internships need to take a skills based final exam on Thurs., 5/3. Also, a Part III assessment for 1984 will be on Fri., 5/4.
132 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Students will have time during class to work on research papers and prepare text notes for 1984. On Thurs., 4/13, we will have an assessment on Part Two of 1984. We will continue reading 'Earnest' aloud in class. Research papers are due on Fri., 4/20.
131 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Students will work in small groups to answer questions about Act I of 'Earnest,' before continuing with Act II during class. On Thurs., 4/12, students may prepare for assessment on Part Two as well as work on upcoming research papers. Part Two of 1984 assessment will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due next Fri., 4/20. Lastly, Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
130 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Students will discuss and review Part I of 1984 and continue reading Part II. Time will be allotted to draft and discuss upcoming research papers. On Wed., 4/11, students will work in small groups to answer questions about Act I of 'Earnest,' before continuing with Act II during class. Thurs., 4/12, students may prepare for assessment on Part Two as well as work on upcoming research papers. Part Two of 1984 assessment will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due next Fri., 4/20. Lastly, Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
129 Monday, April 9, 2018 Students will continue reading Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Once completed, students will be assessed about themes and characters. Tues., 4/10 we will review Part One of 1984 and highlight upcoming Part Two; also on Tues. and Thurs. this week, students may prepare for assessment on Part Two as well as work on upcoming research papers. Wed., 4/11, we will continue reading 'Earnest' during class. Part Two of 1984 assessment will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
128 Friday, April 6, 2018 Students take Part One, 1984 quiz. Then, we continue reading Act I of The Importance of Being Earnest. Students need to continue reading Part Two of 1984 and prepare for their next assessment on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
127 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Students will be allotted time to silently read and prepare for Part One of 1984 quiz or continue work on upcoming research papers. AoW annotations and responses are due at the end of class today. Be sure to bring 1984 to class on Fri., 4/6, and be able to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings for the Part One assessment of 1984. Also, on Fri., we will continue reading 'Earnest' in class. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
126 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 We will begin reading The Importance of Being Earnest in class today. Every student must participate either by actively reading aloud or taking on a note-taking or follow-up discussion role. Bring 1984 to class daily. On Thurs., 4/5, class time will be allotted for reading silently as well as working on research papers. AoW annotations and responses are due Thurs., 4/5. Be able to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings for the Part One assessment of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. We will continue reading 'Earnest' in class. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
125 Tuesday, April 3, 2018 We will discuss how to read and track notes for Part I of 1984 (pages 1-104). Bring 1984 books to class all week. Be able to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4. AoW Smart Phone Toll
124 Friday, March 23, 2018 Students will be allotted time to read and track notes for Part I of 1984 (pages 1-104). Track character development, specific terms/phrases (often in italics), and note their meanings. Also, students may use chromebooks to research and draft their upcoming research papers. Bring 1984 books to class Tues., 4/3. Be able to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
123 Thursday, March 22, 2018 Students will be allotted time to read and track notes for Part I of 1984 (pages 1-104). Track character development, specific terms/phrases (often in italics), and note their meanings. Also, students may use chromebooks to research and draft their upcoming research papers. Bring 1984 books to class daily, prepare to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
122 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Students will first discuss and take notes on an overview of Part One for 1984. Students will also keep track of characters, specific terms, and phrases along with their meanings. Then, any student who hasn't obtained teacher approval for the research paper needs to see Mrs. O'Janpa today. Bring 1984 books to class daily, prepare to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4. 1984 Part I Notes and Research Proposal
121 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Students will review how to draft a hook, thesis statement, counterclaim, and two claims in preparation for upcoming research papers. Also, students need to keep track of characters, specific terms, and phrases along with their meanings. Bring 1984 texts to class this week, prepare to analyze character development, specific terms and phrases along with their meanings. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4.
120 Monday, March 19, 2018 Students will have time to brainstorm and prepare proposals to discuss with Mrs. O'Janpa. We will preview 1984. Bring 1984 texts to class this week and begin reading Part One. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4. MLA Persuasive Rubric
119 Friday, March 16, 2018 Students will have time to brainstorm and prepare proposals to discuss with Mrs. O'Janpa. We will preview 1984. Next week, we will discuss themes in 1984. Bring texts to class and begin reading Part One. Students will be assessed on Part One of 1984 on Fri., 4/6. Assessment of Part Two of 1984 will be on Fri., 4/13. Research papers are due Fri., 4/20. Part Three of 1984 needs to be completed by Fri., 5/4. MLA Persuasive Rubric
118 Thursday, March 15, 2018 After discussing upcoming research topics, students will have time to brainstorm and prepare proposals to discuss with Mrs. O'Janpa. AoW annotations and responses are due at the end of class today. On Fri., 3/16, students need to get their copy of 1984 and share written proposals for their research paper with Mrs. O'Janpa. MLA Resource Sample
117 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Students will conclude, review and analyze Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein. Then, we will discuss upcoming research topics and view sample in Google Classroom. AoW annotations and responses are due Thurs., 3/15. On Fri., 3/16, we will discuss fourth quarter research papers for Frankenstein or 1984. Students participating in Senior Internships need to sign-up for their presentation dates. Due Fri., 3/16, prepare written proposal for research paper and share with teacher. 1984 and Frankenstein Essays MLA Resource Sample
116 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Students will participate in the second day of Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein. Students need to prepare for Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein for Tues., 3/13. AoW annotations and responses are due Thurs., 3/15. On Fri., 3/16, we will discuss fourth quarter research papers for Frankenstein or 1984. Students participating in Senior Internships need to sign-up for their presentation dates.
115 Monday, March 12, 2018 Students will participate in Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein. Preview and discuss AoW. Students need to prepare for Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein for Tues., 3/13. AoW annotations and responses are due Thurs., 3/15. AoW Kevin Love
Friday, March 9, 2018 Snow Day! Students need to prepare for Socratic Seminar II over Chapters 14-24 of Frankenstein on Mon., 3/12 or Tues., 3/13.
114 Thursday, March 8, 2018 Students will be allotted sustained silent reading time. Then, they may work in small groups to prepare their text annotations and questions for the upcoming Socratic seminar on Frankenstein, Chapters 14-24. On Fri., 3/9, students will review and discuss the themes, literary devices, and characters of Frankenstein. Socratic seminars for the novel are scheduled for Mon., 3/12 or Tues., 3/13.
113 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Students will practice further grammar exercises for italics, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipsis points. On Thurs., 3/8, students will have SSR opportunities as well as time to complete Socratic seminar II questions and mark text in order to prepare for scheduled discussion dates: Mon., 3/12 or Tues., 3/13.
112 Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Students will discuss and prepare for Socratic seminar II of Frankenstein. We will review the guidelines, Select dates and make group preparations. On Wed., 3/7, we will practice further grammar exercises for italics, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipsis points. Thurs., 3/8, students will have SSR opportunities as well as time to complete Socratic seminar II questions and mark text in order to prepare for scheduled discussion dates: Mon., 3/12 or Tues., 3/13. Socratic seminar II Frankenstein
111 Monday, March 5, 2018 Students will complete analysis of tone, word choice, and syntax for the following Romance poets: Keats, Byron, and Coleridge. Then, we will discuss Chapters 20-22 of Frankenstein. Students will complete reading Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 by Fri., 3/9. Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
Friday, March 2, 2018 Snow Day! On Mon., 3/5, students will complete analysis of tone, word choice, and syntax for the following Romance poets: Keats, Byron, and Coleridge. Then, we will discuss Chapters 20-22 of Frankenstein. Students will complete reading Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 by Fri., 3/9. Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
110 Thursday, March 1, 2018 Students will continue word and syntax analysis of the Romantic poets: Keats, Byron, and Coleridge. Read and prepare to discuss Frankenstein, Chapters 20-22 for Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
109 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Students will read about word choice, word order, and tone in poetry on pages 622-629 in our literature text. Then, read Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" on pages 647-648. Answer questions 1-6 on page 648 and turn in at the end of class. Also, students need to turn in their AoW, "Too Much Alcohol" annotations and reflection will be due at the end of class. On Thurs., 3/1, we will continue word and syntax analysis of the Romantic poets: Keats, Byron, and Coleridge. Read and prepare to discuss Frankenstein, Chapters 20-22 for Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
108 Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Students will read AoW, "Too Much Alcohol." Then, we will begin in-class analysis of the word choices and syntax of the Romantic poets from our class literature text. On Wed., 2/28, AoW annotations and reflection due. Also, on Wed. and Thurs., we will continue word and syntax analysis of the Romantic poets: Keats, Byron, and Coleridge. Read and prepare to discuss Frankenstein, Chapters 20-22 for Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13. Ancient Mariner Synopsis "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
107 Monday, February 26, 2018 Students will complete class discussion and analysis of Frankenstein, Chapters 17-19. Read Chapters 20-22 for next Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13. AoW - Too Much Alcohol
106 Friday, February 23, 2018 Students need to complete the vocabulary and grammar assignment pertaining to Frankenstein, Chapters 17-19 and prepare to discuss. Read Chapters 20-22 for next Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
105 Thursday, February 22, 2018 Students will complete vocabulary and grammar work with partners and begin the in-class assignment for Chapters 17-19 of Frankenstein. For Fri., 2/23, students need to complete the vocabulary and grammar assignment pertaining to Frankenstein, Chapters 17-19 and prepare to discuss. Read Chapters 20-22 for next Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13.
104 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Students will begin vocabulary and grammar work with partners which pertains to Chapters 17-19 of Frankenstein. For Fri., 2/23, students need to complete the vocabulary and grammar assignment pertaining to Frankenstein, Chapters 17-19 and prepare to discuss. Read Chapters 20-22 for next Fri., 3/2. Completion of Frankenstein, Chapters 23-24 and Socratic Seminar II for the novel will be scheduled on Mon., 3/12 and Tues., 3/13. Frankenstein Vocabulary & Other Punctuation Assignment
103 Thursday, February 15, 2018 Students will have a Frankenstein assessment on the creature's point of view, focusing on Chapters 14-16. We will follow up with discussion. Bring notebooks to class on Wed., 2/21, we will continue grammar work. Next week's reading assignment in Frankenstein is Chapters 17-19 for Fri., 2/23.
102 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Students will refer to guide and complete text annotations for the creature's point of view, focusing on Chapters 14-16. Students may work independently or with a partner to mark text for point of view, literary devices (such as allusions), and vocabulary analysis. Teacher will do a formative check of classwork. Closely read Chapters 14-16 for Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for point of view, literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment. We will follow up with discussion and preview next week's reading assignment (Chapters 17-19) for Fri., 2/23.
101 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Students will analyze text for the creature's point of view (Chapters 11-16). Students may work independently or with a partner to mark text for point of view, literary devices (such as allusions), and vocabulary analysis. On Wed., 2/13, more class time will be devoted to discussing the creature's point of view and AoW ('Reading Lit.') annotations and reflection will be due. Closely read Chapters 14-16 for Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for point of view, literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment. We will follow up with discussion and preview next week's reading assignment (Chapters 17-19) for Fri., 2/23. Frankenstein Creature Chapters
100 Monday, February 12, 2018 Students who were absent during our Socratic seminar (for Chapters 1-13 of Frankenstein) may offer their own input during the first half of class. Also, we will discuss this week's Frankenstein assessment on point of view, literary devices, and vocabulary analysis. Introduce new AoW. On Wed., 2/13, AoW ('Reading Lit.') annotations and reflection due. Read Chapters 14-16 for Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for point of view, literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment. AoW - Reading Lit
99 Friday, February 9, 2018 Students will either participate in the inner or outer circle of Socratic seminar (for Frankenstein) during class today. Those in the inner circle need to have prepared questions (refer to handout) and annotated texts (Letters and Chapters 1-13). Also, students need to hand in their Socratic seminar rubrics. Read Chapters 14-16 by next Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment.
98 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Students will either participate in the inner or outer circle of Socratic seminar (for Frankenstein) during class today. Those in the inner circle need to have prepared questions (refer to handout) and annotated texts (Letters and Chapters 1-13). Also, students need to hand in their Socratic seminar rubrics. On Fri., 2/9, those students who have signed up for Day 2 of the Frankenstein Socratic seminar will participate in the inner circle. Read Chapters 14-16 by next Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment.
97 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Students will have time to prepare questions (refer to handout) and annotate their texts for the upcoming Frankenstein Socratic seminar (Letters and Chapters 1-13). Students who have not yet completed "Article of the Week" annotations and reflections need to do so by the end of class. Also, students need to hand in their Socratic seminar rubrics. Students need to prepare questions and texts for our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar (covering everything from the Letters and Chapters 1-13) on Thurs., 2/8 and Fri., 2/9. Read Chapters 14-16 by next Thurs., 2/15, and prepare for literary devices and vocabulary analysis assessment. Socratic Seminar Packet
96 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Students will take actual grammar quiz on semicolons, colons, dashes, brackets, and parentheses. Also, we will prepare for this week's Frankenstein Socratic seminar (Letters and Chapters 1-13). On Wed., 2/7, students will have SSR time allotted and prepare for Socratic seminar. Also, complete "Article of the Week" annotations and reflections due on Wed., 2/7. Students need to prepare questions and texts for our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar (covering everything from the Letters and Chapters 1-13) on Thurs., 2/8 and Fri., 2/9.
95 Monday, February 5, 2018 Students will receive "AoW." Then, we will review for tomorrow's actual grammar quiz on semicolons, colons, dashes, brackets, and parentheses. Also, we will prepare for this week's Frankenstein Socratic seminar (Letters and Chapters 1-13). On Tues., 2/6, students will take the actual grammar assessment. "Article of the Week" annotations and reflections due on Wed., 2/7. Students need to prepare questions and texts for our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar (covering everything from the Letters and Chapters 1-13) on Thurs., 2/8 and Fri., 2/9. "AoW" Cloning
94 Friday, February 2, 2018 Students will take verbal response assessment for Chapters 10-13 of Frankenstein. Then, we will be review and correct their "practice" quizzes. On Mon., 2/5, we will discuss any further grammar questions as well as a new "Article of the Week." On Tues., 2/6, students will take the actual grammar assessment. Students need to prepare questions and texts for our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar (covering everything from the Letters and Chapters 1-13) on Thurs., 2/8 and Fri., 2/9.
93 Thursday, February 1, 2018 Students will be assigned new grammar partners and work on a "practice" quiz. Then, partners will add original composed sentences under "Your Sentence" on the grammar pre-tests Part II (dashes, semicolons, colons, parentheses, and brackets). Both sheets must be turned in at the end of class. Lastly, SSR time will be allotted to highlight vocabulary, character development, and point-of-view changes in Chapters 10-13. Fully prepare for tomorrow's quiz. On Fri., 2/2, students will take a verbal response quiz for Chapters 10-13 of Frankenstein. Next Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
92 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Students will take grammar pre-tests on Part II (dashes, semicolons, colons, parentheses, and brackets) of "other punctuation marks." Then, work with partners to highlight vocabulary, character development, and point-of-view changes in Chapters 10-13. On Thurs., 2/1, students will be assigned new grammar partners and work on a "practice" quiz. Also, on Thurs., students will have SSR time to prepare for verbal response quiz on Chapters 10-13 of Frankenstein. Next Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Snow Day! Wed., 1/31, students will take grammar pre-tests on Part II (dashes, semicolons, colons, parentheses, and brackets) of "other punctuation marks." Then, work with partners to highlight vocabulary, character development, and point-of-view changes in Chapters 10-13. On Thurs., 2/1, students will be assigned new grammar partners and work on a "practice" quiz. Also, on Thurs., students will have SSR time to prepare for verbal response quiz on Chapters 10-13 of Frankenstein. Next Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Frankenstein Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
91 Monday, January 29, 2018 Students will complete verbal response assessment on Chapters 7-9 of Frankenstein. Then, we will discuss the guidelines for Socratic seminar. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Read Chapters 10-13 for Thurs., 2/1 and prepare for another verbal response quiz. Next Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date. Socratic Seminar Packet
90 Friday, January 26, 2018 Students will have a verbal response assessment on Chapters 7-9 of Frankenstein. Then, we will continue taking part small group discussions and prepare to read upcoming chapters. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Read Chapters 10-13 by next Thurs., 2/1. Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
89 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Students will spend the first half of class preparing for text discussion of Chapters 1-6. SSR credit will be given for reading, annotating, analyzing terms, or researching current text-world connections. The second half of class, students will continue take part in a class discussion which will be evaluated on a 3 pt. scale. We will also preview highlights in Chapters 7-9. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. For Fri., 1/26, read Chapters 7-9 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Continue annotating text and locating at least 6-8 unknown words every week. Read Chapters 10-13 by next Thurs. Remember that Thurs., 2/8, we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
88 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 During the first half of class, students will be allotted silent reading time for Frankenstein. The time must be spent reading, annotating, analyzing terms, or researching current text-world connections. The second half of class, we will continue with a full class discussion. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Time to read/annotate, will also be allotted on Thurs., 1/25. For Fri., 1/26, read Chapters 7-9 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Continue annotating text and locating at least 6-8 unknown words. Read Chapters 10-13 by next Thurs., 2/8 as we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
87 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 During the first half of class, students will complete working with partner(s) to compile talking points pertaining to the Frankenstein handout on text to world connections. During the second half, we will discuss these topics with the entire class. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Time to read/annotate, will be allotted on Thurs., 1/25. For Fri., 1/26, read Chapters 7-9 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Continue annotating text and locating at least 6-8 unknown words. Read Chapters 10-13 by next Thurs., 2/8 as we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
86 Monday, January 22, 2018 Students will continue work with partner(s) to compile talking points pertaining to the Frankenstein handout on text to world connections. Also, lyric printout with annotations is due at the end of class today. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. We will allot time to read on Thurs., 1/25. For Fri., 1/26, read Chapters 7-9 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Continue annotating text and locating at least 6-8 unknown words. Read Chapters 10-13 by Thurs., 2/8 as we will have our first Socratic seminar. Fri., 2/9 will be the alternate date.
85 Friday, January 19, 2018 Students will take Frankenstein assessment on Chapters 3-6. Then, work with partner(s) to compile talking points pertaining to the Frankenstein handout on text to world connections. Due at the end of class. The lyric annotations will be due on Mon., 1/22. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. For next Fri., 1/26, read Chapters 7-9 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Continue annotating text and locating at least 6-8 unknown words. Frankenstein Text to World Connections
84 Thursday, January 18, 2018 Silent reading/annotating time for Frankenstein will be allotted and AoW responses/annotations are due at the end of class. If time permits, read "Revisiting Annotation." Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. For Fri., 1/19, read Chapters 3-6 and prepare for a character-related assessment. Remember to look up 6-8 words through Ch. 6. Prepare to use 2-3 on the quiz. The lyric annotations will be due on Mon., 1/22. Read Chapters 7-9 of Frankenstein for Fri., 1/26. Revisiting Annotation
83 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Students will discuss Frankenstein in small groups. Then, take time to locate 6-8 unknown words, from the start of the book through the end of Chapter 6. Look up and define the unknown words. Highlight them in the text and keep track in your notes and/or in the text of how they are used. Plan on using some of them in our upcoming quiz. On Thurs., 1/18, silent reading/annotating time for Frankenstein will be allotted and AoW responses/annotations are also due. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Continue reading Chapters 3-6. An assessment on Chapters 3-6 will be given on Fri., 1/19. Remember to look up 6-8 words through Ch. 6. Prepare to use some on the quiz. Annotating is highly recommended since we will have a Socratic seminar once we complete Chapter 13. Plan on reading three chapters per week. AoW Meditation
82 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Students will have an assessment on Frankenstein for Letters 1-4, pages 10-28 and Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41. We will follow-up with discussion. Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Continue reading Chapters 3-6. An assessment on Chapters 3-6 will be given on Fri., 1/19. Annotating is highly recommended since we will have a Socratic seminar once we complete Chapter 13. Silent reading time will be allotted on Thurs., 1/18.
Friday, January 12, 2018 Calamity Day (Ice/Snow) When students return to school on Tues., 1/16, they will have an assessment on Frankenstein for Letters 1-4, pages 10-28 and Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41. We will follow-up with discussion.Students will need their Frankenstein books daily. Continue reading Chapters 3-6. An assessment on Chapters 3-6 will be given on Fri., 1/19. Annotating is highly recommended since we will have a Socratic seminar once we complete Chapter 13. Silent reading time will be allotted on Thurs., 1/18.
81 Thursday, January 11, 2018 Students need to complete the AoW annotations and one-page reflection at the start of class. Then, time will be allotted to complete reading Frankenstein. Read Letters 1-4, pages 10-28 and Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41. Fri., 1/12, students will take a summative assessment on Letters 1-4, pages 10-28 and Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41. Also, prepare to discuss the reading afterwards.
80 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 First, students will take a formative assessment about the Author's Introduction and the Preface of Frankenstein. Then, we will have a pre-reading class discussion about related themes which will be explored in the text. Due Thurs., 1/11, read, annotate, and respond with a one-page reflection to the AoW. Also, on Thurs., 1/11, time will be allotted to read and annotate Frankenstein; followed by discussion of the Letters 1-4, pages 10-28, and prepare for a formative assessment. For Fri., 1/12, read Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41 and prepare for a summative assessment on the on this week's assigned readings.
79 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Discuss and preview AoW, 'Movie Theaters Fight Streaming.' Introduction to Frankenstein. Pass out books. Preview novel and upcoming reading schedule. Students need to write their last names on the side of Frankenstein books, and bring them to class daily. For Wed., 1/10, read Introduction and Preface, pages 1-9, and prepare for a formative assessment. Due Thurs., 1/11, read, annotate, and respond with a one-page reflection to the AoW. In class, Fri., 1/12, we will read and discuss the Letters 1-4, pages 10-28, and prepare for a formative assessment. For Fri., 1/12, read Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41 and prepare for a summative assessment on the on this week's assigned readings. Movie Theaters Fight Streaming
Monday, January 8, 2018 Snow Day! Students need to write their last names on the side of Frankenstein books, and bring them to class daily. For Wed., 1/10, read Introduction and Preface, pages 1-9, and prepare for a formative assessment. Due Thurs., 1/11, read, annotate, and respond with a one-page reflection to the AoW. In class, Fri., 1/12, we will read and discuss the Letters 1-4, pages 10-28, and prepare for a formative assessment. For Fri., 1/12, read Chapters 1-2, pages 29-41 and prepare for a summative assessment on the on this week's assigned readings. Movie Theaters Fight Streaming
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
78 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Students will be able to make up any missing work as well as prepare for the midterm. Have a wonderful two-week vacation!
77 Monday, December 18, 2017 Students will be able to make up any missing work as well as prepare for the midterm. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
76 Friday, December 15, 2017 Students may finalize 'Hero' essays during class and share in Google Classroom. If time permits, students will take a formative assessment for "Other Punctuation" which includes: italics, hyphens, quotation marks, apostrophes, and ellipses. Check midterm exam schedule. Exams will not be comprehensive; they will include cold reading excerpts and require multiple choice and written responses.
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