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Week of August 7, 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Welcome! Teacher introduction and syllabus discussion

 

 

 

Turn in summer work.

 

 

 

Transfer students-you must complete summer work by Tuesday, Sept. 8.

 

*Everyone must have a flash drive by this Friday!

Bell Work: Read Introduction to Poetry.  Write a theme sentence 

 

With a partner, compare theme sentences.  Decide which sentence is best, revise, and share on board

 

Whole class discussion of themes.

 

Answer lingering questions about Farewell to Arms

 

 

A Farewell to Arms test

 

 

 

 

HW: NONE

In partners, look at  formulaic paragraph construction handout and label the model theme response, which follows the formula.

 

Label each component on the model from formulaic paragraph model.

 

Begin class discussion on components. 

Quote integration intro-begin part I. of the quote integration handout.

 

 

 

 

*Extra credit and flash drive due tomorrow!

Formulaic paragraph quiz 

 

Begin working on parts I and II of quote integration.

 

Discuss part I of homework in groups, share findings as a class.

 

Complete one question of part II in groups on butcher sheet/get approval.

 

If time, begin part III of handout.

 

HW: Find 3 most important quotes from A Farewell to Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of August 14, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

Integrate quotes on part III of the integrating quotes activity. 

 

Share your answer in groups, make necessary revisions, and finish handout. Turn in one copy per group.

 

If time, begin discussing "Top Writing Tips" handout.

 

HW: Finish reading Top Writing Tips handout and edit the theme paragraph on the back of it. You do not have to rewrite it!

 

 

Get teacher feedback from yesterday's integrating quotes activity. 

 

Discuss Top Writing Tips handout as a class.

 

Go over edits of weak theme paragraph in partners and share as a class.

 

 

HW: NONE

Read The Necklace

 

Construct a theme sentence with a partner.

 

Review how each piece of  rubric will be graded/review formulaic paragraph construction.

 

Look at graphic organizer. Get in new groups (others that have chosen the same theme) and find evidence. 

 

If time, complete topic sentence.

 

HW: Finish topic sentence and finding quotes!

Teacher approves topic sentences. 

 

Continue graphic organizer

 

Get approval on one quote integration and analysis before moving on to next box.

 

HW: Finish graphic organizer: integrating quotes, completing analysis, and closing sentence.

Get out completed graphic organizer. 

 

First timed write

 

Prompt: After choosing a theme, write a formal paragraph, in which you analyze its development. You must integrate at least two quotes from the text to prove that this ONE theme exists. 

 

Turn in for a grade.

 

If you finish early, read tips for writing theme statements and rate theme statements on the handout.

 

HW: NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Week of August 22, 2016

 

         

Complete "yes"/ "no" activity for proper analyses in theme paragraph. (Complete a couple on your own, discuss in groups to fill out the rest of handout.)

 

Discuss handout as a class.

 

 HW: Use the formulaic paragraph construction to label the model theme paragraph.

 

Look at your own theme timed write and complete the "Theme Checklist Handout." You do not have to revise or retype essay.

Turn in theme paragraph and checklist/reflection.

 

Watch SGA speeches

 

Introduce how to write a theme statement/tips/go over ratings from Friday.

 

Begin theme practice handout: Write themes based on snippets of short stories.

 

HW: Finish theme practice handout.

Go over theme practice handout from homework.(Each group perfects one example of a theme statement and gets it approved. Then, recorder writes it on the board to share with the class.)

 

Shift to new prompt/character analysis introduction: What are traits? Good/bad examples

 

Introduce riddle activity.

 

HW: NONE

Complete riddles (Get three traits approved before finding quotes.)

After finding quotes, write riddle using two vocab words. Look at model. Everyone needs to write the riddle and quotes. You will need this copy next week. 

 

HW: Study formulaic paragraph and "yes" and "no" handouts from this year. Quiz tomorrow!

Progress reports

 

 Quiz

 

Finish riddles and turn in!

 

HW: NONE

 


 

Week of August 29, 2016

 

         

Finish riddle/turn in (if your group is already finished, begin labeling character analysis model)

 

Label character analysis model/write out formula in groups.

 

Discuss labels as a class

 

If time, begin labeling weak example.  

 

HW: SPIES due Sept. 14, Finish labeling weak example.

Go over formula for character analysis and rubric handout. (new rules for writing-ambiguous terms)

 

Go over weak example of character analysis paragraph

 

Pass back quizzes/go over

 

Quiz Revision Activity Handout: More practice on pieces of formulaic paragraph (quote integration, ambiguous words, analysis)

 

HW: Finish Quiz Revision Activity handout

 

*6th/7th do not worry about this handout. You will get it tomorrow.

Go over hw-each group complete a question and write on white board/ 6th and 7th-new writing rules  

 

Get back riddles/character assignment for groups

 

  Begin Graphic organizer for character analysis paragraph.  

 

Goal: Get three traits approved

 

HW: For trait that got approved, find quote, integrate quote, and complete analysis for that quote.

Get quotes approved before integration/analysis.

 

Complete rest of graphic organizer for character and analysis paragraph.

 

If time, begin handwriting paragraph.  

 

HW: Finish back of graphic organizer

Second Timed Write: Revision of Character Analysis from Summer Work. 

 

Prompt: After reading To Kill a Mockingbird, write a formal paragraph in which you analyze one character’s evolvement in the text. Specifically analyze a few personality traits that this character possesses at the beginning of the text and discuss how those traits evolve or change throughout the text. To prove this analysis, you must integrate three quotes from the text.

 

HW: NONE

 

**Transfer students: summer work is due THIS Tuesday or it will be late!


 

Week of September 05, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

No School!

Transfer students: Summer Work due!

 

Look at model character analysis from Friday's timed write/label

 

Discuss tomorrow's timed write.

 

Complete checklist for character analysis

 

HW: Finish checklist and bring back tomorrow!

Receive theme paragraph from first timed write and get out second timed write.

 

Decide which one you would like to be graded, revise/type, and turn in for  a FINAL grade. 

 

All new writing rules apply to both!

Once you print and turn in, read new prompt, which combines both character development and theme. Label model essay based on what you know about the writing process so far. 

 

If you finish, begin reading "On a Bridge."

 

HW: Finish labeling model essay if not completed in class and read short story. You may have a quiz over short story tomorrow to see if you read!

Quiz over short story?

 

Discuss new prompt for first essay and labeled model from homework.

 

Annotation intro

 

Re-read and annotate short story.

 

HW: Finish annotating story and complete handout-four traits for main character and a theme we learn from character's experience. Follow all theme rules!

Begin graphic organizer for timed write: get traits and theme approved.

 

HW: NONE

 

Spies of Mississippibook check  Monday!!


 

Week of September 12, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Spies of Mississippi check-bring it to class every day this week!

 

Graphic organizer: Find four quotes to prove traits and get them approved.

 

HW: Read Spies of MS (including the Prologue and What Happened Next sections)! You will have a reading check quiz over Prologue and ch. 1-7 next Monday, Sept. 21.

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Prologue and Ch. 1

Graphic organizer: Integrate and analyze quotes.

 

HW: *Take a break from reading and make sure graphic organizer is ready for timed write tomorrow!

Timed write

 

HW: Read Spies

 

Recommended reading for tonight: 2-3

Get back your theme/character paragraph. If you want to rewrite, must be done by Thursday, Oct. 1. 

 

Timed write-turn in before you leave!

 

HW: Read Spies

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Ch. 4-5

No school!

 

HW: Read Spies.Reading check quiz  Monday over Prologue and ch. 1-7!

 

Recommended reading for the weekend: Ch. 6-7


 

 

Week of September 19, 2016

 

         

Quiz over Prologue and Ch. 1-7.

 

Intro to nonfiction through powernotes-SOAPSTone

 

Annotate "Ain't I a Woman?" for SOAPSTone elements.

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Ch. 8-9

Complete SOAPSTone in groups /go over as a class.

 

Begin graphic organizer: Use subject word from SOAPStone to create central idea for "Ain't I a Woman?"/get approved

 

If time, begin integrating two most significant quotes to support central idea/get approved

 

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Ch. 10-11

Teacher explains set up of analysis. 

 

Continue graphic organizer for Ain't I a Woman?

 

Get at least one quote and analysis approved

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Ch. 12-13

Finish graphic organizer for Ain't I a Woman? and get approved. (15 min-at least have one box approved)

 

Listen to and annotate MLK "I Have a Dream."

 

Recommended reading for tonight: Ch. 14-15

Complete SOAPSTone for MLK/go over as a class.

 

Get central idea approved before leaving class. 

 

Recommended reading over the weekend: Ch. 16-17 and What Happens next. Be ready for a quiz 8-17 and What Happens Next  on Monday!


 

Week of September 26, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Quiz over ch. 8-17 and What Happens Next Section!

 

Graphic organizer for MLK-Finish first box if not approved Friday.

 

Continue graphic organizer and work on box two.

 

*You may come up TWICE only to get your MLK graphic organizer checked. 

 

 HW: Finish box two of MLK organizer

Share box two of MLK graphic organizer/make revisions

 

Complete box three 

 

If you finish with time to spare, begin reading and annotating "Destroy the Directive" for SOAPSTone elements. 

 

HW: Read and annotate "Destroy the Directive" and complete SOAPSTone chart. Each SOAPStone box must have your own words and a quote to support. This will be checked tomorrow and it must be complete if you want to work in groups.

*Get back "On a Bridge" essay. Must rewrite by nextWednesday, Oct. 7.

 

Get box three checked (20)

 

Discuss annotations and SOAPSTone in groups and complete box one (Remember two time rule)

 

HW: Complete box two.

Complete box three on your own on a post-it. 

 

Share post-it in groups and put in four corners of a butcher sheet.

 

Combine best aspects of each post it and put in the middle of butcher sheet.

 

Hang up/share

 

HW:NONE 

Progress reports

 

Look at feedback for butcher sheet in groups and complete box three on "Destroy this Directive."

 

*Catch up Day!

 

Revise any graphic organizers/add on to "Ain't I a Woman?"

 

HW: NONE


 

Week of October 03, 2016

 

         

Pick your strongest two graphic organizers that you would like to discuss in your essay:

 

"Ain't I a Woman?" Sojourner Truth

"I Have a Dream" MLK

"Destroy the Directive" Rick Bowers

 

Class labels model essay that answers prompt: Analyze how each text addresses a related theme or context.

 

HW: Finish any box of any graphic organizer. All three due tomorrow!!

Turn in the annotated speech, graphic organizer, and SOAPSTone for the speech that you chose not to discuss in your essay. These documents will be taken for SEPARATE grades.

 

Timed write

 

HW: NONE

*Last day to rewrite "On a Bridge" essay.

 

*Proctor PLAN test-I will not see morning classes. You will finish your timed write tomorrow.

 

Afternoon classes: Timed write

 

HW: NONE

Morning classes: Finish timed write

 

Afternoon classes: Watch Spies of MS documentary 

 

HW: NONE

All classes: Watch Spies of MS documentary

 

Afternoon classes: complete writing reflection,

 

 Have a great Fall Break!!

 

*Must haveFahrenheit 451 on the day you return!


 

Week of October 10, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Fall Break!

 

 

 

 


 

Week of October 17, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Fahrenheit 451 book check 

 

Intro to argumentation (powernotes)

 

Role-play exercise to introduce argumentation

 

HW: You will have a quiz over pgs. 1-81 next Monday. 

 

Recommended Reading: p. 1-13

Discuss what MICA means and the tests you will take this year.

 

Complete MICA essay practice

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 14-27

Complete MICA multiple choice practice (20)

 

Read "School Choice-An Educational Fit" and complete affirmative side of debate handout

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 28-40

Read "School Choice-An Unwise Option" and complete negative side of debate handout

 

Discuss handout as a group/class

 

Look at new argumentative prompt: Should certain books be banned in libraries? 

 

Use iPads to find at least five pros and five cons to support each side of the argument.

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 41-53

Teacher introduces the set up of debate.

 

Prepare notes.

 

Formal debate on prompt given from yesterday.

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 54-68

 

Saturday Recommended Reading: 69-81. 

*Quiz Monday over pg. 1-81.


 

Week of October 24, 2016

 

         

Quiz 1 overFahrenheit 451. 

 

Introduce argumentative prompt for timed write: Should books be banned from high school libraries and reading lists?

 

Read "Book Banning" and "Library Censorship is Justified" and complete first two columns of "Book Banning" chart.

 

Recommended Reading: p. 82-94

Quiz next Monday over pgs. 82-158 (You do not have to read history context or criticism)

 

*MUST HAVE ANIMAL FARM BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16!

Read "The Arts Should Not Be Censored" and complete last column of "Book Banning" chart (15)

 

Decide your stance on the issue and complete box one of your graphic organizer on your own.

 

Team up with others who agree with you and begin graphic organizer for argumentative essay.

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 95-107

PSAT test for ALL STUDENTS! Go to first period, then you will be dismissed to the following testing locations:

2nd period- Room 151

3rd period-Room 152

4th period-Room 153

5th period-Room 154

6th period-Room 155

7th period-Room 156.

 

Afternoon classes: Catch up on readingFahrenheit 451.


HW: Recommended Reading: p. 108-120

Continue graphic organizer for argumentative essay. Goal: Box two and three

 

HW: Recommended Reading: p. 121-133

Finish graphic organizer. Goal: Box four and five

 

If you finish graphic organizer, read 451.

 

Recommended Reading: p. 134-146

 

Saturday Reading: 147-158 (end of book) Do not worry about reading history context or criticism)


Week of October 31, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Quiz over pgs. 82-158 in Fahrenheit 451./Get back graded papers so far.You have until Monday, Nov. 9 to rewrite Nonfiction essay.

 

Label model argumentative essay

 

Make revisions to graphic organizers/ask questions

 

HW: You will not get to use graphic organizers on essay tomorrow. Look over them tonight!


Must have Animal Farm by Monday, Nov. 16.

Book Banning Timed Write

 

You may not use your graphic organizer, but you may use the articles.

 

HW: NONE

Finish Book Banning Timed Write 

 

You may not use your graphic organizer, but you may use the articles.

Digitally peer edit timed writes (edit thesis and best body paragraph)

 

Make revisions and turn in for a grade (teacher will grade thesis and best body paragraph)

 

Introduce new argumentative prompt for official timed write overFahrenheit 451.

 

 HW:  Research new prompt and complete debate prep handout

Review structure of debate

 

Combine notes from homework and prepare for debate

 

Formal Debate: 

•Many argue thatFahrenheit 451 has accurately predicted today’s society experiencing a “loss of humanity,” mainly because of constant technological advancements. Do we have a moral obligation to reduce the power and presence of technology to regain humanity? Or should society increase the power and presence of technology to properly advance? 

 

HW: NONE


 

Week of November 07, 2016

 

         

*Last day to rewrite nonfiction essay. 

 

Review Friday's argumentative prompt.

 

Read and annotate “Technology Innovation Must Be Limited to Protect Humanity.”  

 

Discuss article in groups and complete part of box one.  

 

Read and annotate “Technology will Enhance Humanity’s Future.”  

 

Discuss article in groups and complete part of box one.   If time, write thesis.  

 

HW: Finish box one

Graphic organizer/Goal: Box two and three

 

HW: Finish boxes two and three

No School!

 

HW: Finish boxes four, five, and six.

Turn in graphic organizer

 

Culminating Assessment: Complete argumentative timed write for Fahrenheit 451-you may not use your graphic organizer.

 

Prompt: 

•Many argue thatFahrenheit 451 has accurately predicted today’s society experiencing a “loss of humanity,” mainly because of constant technological advancements. Do we have a moral obligation to reduce the power and presence of technology to regain humanity? Or should society increase the power and presence of technology to properly advance?You must support your claims and address counterclaims with textual evidence from the sources provided. 

 

HW: NONE

Teacher passes back book banning timed write. Use feedback to help in this timed write. (If you want to rewrite best paragraph from book banning timed write, deadline is Friday, November 20th.) 

 

Finish timed write.

 

HW: Animal Farm book check on Monday!


 

Week of November 14, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Introduce Animal Farm research project.

 

Morning classes-finish timed write from Friday (10 minutes)

 

Research on your own and begin Research Handout.

 

HW: Read Ch. 1-2

Teacher shows model powerpoint

 

Finish research handout on your own (15)

 

Combine research and begin roles in groups.

 

HW: Read Ch. 3-4

Take survey.

 

Work on presentation in groups.

 

HW: Read Ch. 5-6

Go through checklist for project

 

Put finishing touches on research projects

 

Practice project (time yourselves and plan on who will present each slide)

 

 HW: Read Ch. 7-8

 

Presentations begin tomorrow!

*Last day to rewrite best paragraph from book banning timed write.

 

Present research projects.

 

HW Read: Ch. 9-10

 

Quiz over Animal Farm on Monday!


 

Week of November 21, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Finish presenting research projects

 

Quiz over Animal Farm 

 

If time, begin group reflection

 

If time, begin making connections between research project and the novel by completing symbolism chart.

 

HW: NONE

Answer question for the yearbook

 

Complete group reflection. 

 

Make connections between research project and the novel by finishing symbolism chart (groups)

 

If time, discuss overall themes in the book.

 

HW: NONE! Have a great break!

No School!

No School!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

No School!


 

Week of November 28, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Review prompts for next timed write (label)  

 

Go over sub plans (Tuesday and Wednesday)  

 

Propaganda Review (powernotes/activity)  

 

In groups, come up with benefits and drawbacks of propaganda/share  

 

HW: NONE

(Sub)

 

Read first and second article and annotate them for informational elements (prompt #1)

 

HW: NONE

(Sub)

 

Read third and fourth article and annotate them for informational elements.

 

HW:NONE 

Review prompt #1   

 

Edit weak body paragraph on your own (pass to your group members, add edits, discuss)   

 

Make final edits on smart board.   

 

Revise introduction to informational essay  

 

Trade intros with another group/provide feedback.

 

HW: NONE

*Angel Tree Pep Rally

 

Finish intros/feedback from yesterday. 

 

HW: NONE


 

Week of December 05, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Review prompt #2   

 

Edit weak body paragraph on your own (pass to your group members, add edits, discuss)   

 

Make final edits on smart board.    Revise introduction to persuasive essay  

 

Trade intros with another group/provide feedback.

 

HW: NONE

 

*You must have Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand on the day you return from Christmas break!

*Pass back technology essay

(Must rewrite by next Tuesday, Dec. 16)

 

Review sub plans

 

Finish revising intros if needed

 

Complete Common Mistakes Handout/Go over

 

Pick which prompt you want to write on tomorrow.

 

HW: NONE

(Sub)

 

Propaganda Timed Write (using three sources, no graphic organizer)

 

HW: NONE

(Sub)

 

Propaganda Timed Write (using three sources, no graphic organizer)

 

Print and turn in before you leave!

 

HW: NONE

(Sub)

 

Complete second nine weeks writing reflection.

 

Turn in before you leave!

HW: NONE

 


 

 

Week of December 12, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Complete study guide for final exams

 

HW: NONE

Complete study guide for final exams

 

HW: Finish study guide!

Exams

 

HW: Study for exams!

Exams

 

HW: Study for exams!

Exams

 

Merry Christmas Break!!!

 

HW: You must haveUnbroken on the day you return from Christmas break.


 

Week of December 19, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Christmas Break!

 

 

 

 

Week of December 26, 2016

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Christmas Break!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Week of January 02, 2017

 

         

No School!

Welcome back!

 

Unbroken book check.

 

Review difference between informational/persuasive writing by completing chart-write findings on the board/discuss

 

Read and deconstruct prompt:

 

•Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. —Horace •Consider this quotation about adversity from the Roman poet Horace. Then write an essay that defends, challenges, or qualifies Horace’s assertion about the role that adversity (financial or political hardship, danger, misfortune, etc.) plays in developing a person’s character. Support your argument with appropriate evidence from your reading.

 

Create your own mini-graphic organizer for this essay.

 

HW: Read Unbroken

Review prompt/refine graphic organizer

 

Discuss set up of introduction

 

Read three texts.

 

Write intro in groups.

 

HW: Read Unbroken.

(Club Schedule for Emergency Drills)

 

Finish essay on your own.

 

HW: Read Unbroken.

Morning classes: 10 minutes to finish essay. 

 

Peer edit essay (3 different handouts and sessions)

 

If time, make corrections


 

Week of January 09, 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Finish Friday's peer edit (body paragraph two) (10 min)

 

Type and print last week's persuasive essay.

 

If time, readUnbroken.

 

HW: Continue reading.

Review next prompt:

 

Write an essay that explains the word "adversity," analyzing how it can positively and negatively affect a person's character. Be sure to cite evidence to support your analysis. 

 

Discuss time management for this essay (10 min)

 

Create mini graphic organizer/discuss overall format (5)

 

Begin timed write

 

HW: Read Unbroken

Finish timed write on your own.

 

HW: Read Unbroken 

Get back propaganda essay (rewrite by next Thursday, Jan. 21.) Read and annotate model essay, comparing it to your own. 

 

Discuss essay

 

Look over Propaganda Revision handout and, if time, begin completing handout in groups. 

 

HW: Read Unbroken 

*Pep Rally Schedule

 

Complete revision handout in groups / share

 

HW: NONE


 

 

Week of January 16, 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

No school!

Based on Thursday and Friday's discussion, peer edit adversity informative essay (3 handouts, 3 sessions)

 

If time, begin making corrections.

 

HW: Make revisions to both essays. Final drafts of both adversity essays are due THURSDAY. 

Introduce narrative writing

 

Begin movie clip activity

 

HW: Finish revisions to essays.

Final drafts of both essays are due today. 

 

Finish movie clip activity

 

Annotate narrative for sensory details, vivid verbs, figures of speech, theme, and dialogue

 

HW: Finish annotating narrative if not done in class.

SNOW DAY!


 

Week of January 23, 2017

 

         

Discuss annotations for sample narrative, "The Climb."

 

Read the beginning of a narrative story and write the ending. 

Finish ending to narrative

 

If time, readUnbroken

 

HW: Finish and print narrative-final draft due tomorrow-NO PRINTER EXCUSES!

Discuss sub plans for tomorrow and what will happen when I come back Friday.  

 

Practice logging in to MIST and playing with features (copy/ paste, tab, spell check)

 

Review theme rules / structure of an essay. 

 

Switch narratives and write down theme statements for each other's narrative.  

 

HW: Read Unbroken.Bring Unbroken tomorrow! You will have a reading day!

(Sub) 

 

Unbroken reading day

Complete Timed Write in MIST 


 

Week of January 30, 2017

 

         

Finish Timed Write practice in MIST

 

HW: Read Unbroken 

Morning classes: 15 minutes to finish essay. 

 

All classes: Review rubric 

 

Get packet of anonymous student samples of MIST essay and begin grading your packet of essays in groups.

 

HW: Read Unbroken

Continue grading and discussing essays in groups.

 

HW: Read Unbroken

Finish grading essays in groups. 

 

Complete rubric handout for the particular essay that you will present to the class. 

 

Begin presenting your graded essay to the class.

 

Discuss as a whole on whether or not you agree or disagree with the grades from other group's presentations.

 

HW: Read Unbroken

Finish presentations of graded essays.

 

Pass back adversity essays. 

 

Self score your adversity essay (essay without the star), providing explanations for each category of the rubric.

 

If time permits, write a 5-7 paragraph explaining how you would change/improve the essay.

 

HW: Read Unbroken


 

Week of February 06, 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Review rubric: Focus/organization category.

 

Complete Handout:

 

Part I: Look at model essay and discuss why it receives a top score in this category/ discuss

 

Part II: Look at your own grade for this category. If you did not receive top score, write out strategies to make corrections.

 

Part III: Revise other student samples in this category/go over

*Finish part III from yesterday's assignment.

 

Review rubric: Support/Elaboration category.

 

Complete Handout:

 

Part I: Look at model essay and discuss why it receives a top score in this category/discuss

 

Part II: Look at your own grade for this category. If you did not receive top score, write out strategies to make corrections.

 

Part III: Revise other student samples in this category/go over

Finish Part III from yesterday's assignment.

 

Go over focus/organization and support/elaboration revisions. Each group puts one on the board

 

Discuss revisions as a class.   

 

Begin Part I of Language/Style Handout.

Discuss Part I of Language/Style Handout. 

 

Complete Part II and III of Language/Style Handout. 

 

Make final revisions to Focus/Organization and Support/Elaboration categories after yesterday's feedback.

 

If time, begin Part I on Conventions handout. 

 

Have a good long weekend!

No School!


 

Week of February 13, 2017

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

No School!

Complete Conventions Handout.

 

Go over revisions from Language/Style and Conventions category. Each group puts an example on the board.

 

Discuss.

 

Finalize revisions on all handouts. Turn adversity essay back in portfolio.

Take best revision from each Part III and put it on a separate sheet of paper. Turn it in for grade (one per group)

 

Create quiz questions over your part ofUnbroken.

Finish coming up with questions

 

Login to Kahoot and create your quiz questions (10 total)

Take Kahoot quizzes that each group has created.

 

Write down your score for each part of the book. 

 

If time, review the section that you scored lowest on and write down 10 facts from that section. 

 

HW: Review Ch. 1-10 of Unbroken. Quiz Monday!


 

 

Week of February 20, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Quiz over Ch. 1-10 of Unbroken  

 

Each group will be assigned a question and each group member fills out an individual post it to answer that question. Your response must provide textual evidence.  

 

Put your post it on your group's poster.

 

 Go to 2 different posters other than your own and respond to one student on each poster.  

 

Go to your original post it, take feedback with you, read it, and write a reflection.

 

HW: Review Ch. 11-20 and study guide

Quiz over Ch. 11-20 of Unbroken

 

Expectations for round discussion (Explanation of four rounds)

 

Expectations for discussion questions-good/bad examples.

 

Come up with four topics. Pick your best two. Turn two topics into discussion questions on post-it. Turn it in to the bin. 

 

HW: Review Ch. 21-epilogue and study guide

Quiz over end of Unbroken  

 

Round Discussion (10 min per round)  

 

Round one-Inner circle asks 5 questions/everyone responds. Outer circle takes down notes of observations.  

 

Round two-Outer circle comes in the middle and becomes new inner circle. They ask 5 questions/everyone responds. The new outer circle takes down notes of observations.  

 

If time, round three-Discuss observations from first two rounds.

Turn in observation notes from yesterday.

 

Review yesterday's discussion grade:

•3 points for answering a question

•3 points for answering a question

•2 points for using a quote

•2 points for completing observation

 

=10 points total.  

 

Watch Unbrokenmovie

Watch Unbroken movie


 

Week of February 27, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Finish Unbrokenmovie

 

Get back graded papers.

Discuss narrative grades

 

Final Review for TN Ready Test: 

 

Read articles.

 

Summarize each article on handout.

 

Read prompts and determine modes of writing for each prompt.

Each group draws a number for prompt they will answer  

 

Decide who will do which piece of intro post it/stance on issue if it is persuasive  

 

Complete your piece of intro on post it  

 

Get in groups and combine information. Intro must be completed before you leave!

One person per group type intro #1 and display it to the class/ class guesses which prompt is being addressed and offers correction.

 

Draw for new prompt (must be a different purpose of writing than yesterday)

 

Begin a  piece of intro #2 on your own (must complete a different piece than yesterday's intro)

Discuss testing locations

 

Combine post-its to create intro #2

 

Finish intro and turn in before you leave for final grade. (Rubric, intro 1-typed-and intro 2 should all be stapled together.) 


 

Week of March 06, 2017

 

         

1st period 7:00-7:55

2nd period or Alg. 1 Test Part 1-8:00-10:00

4th period (lunch)-10:10-11:50

6th period or Alg. 1 Test Part 2-12:00-2:00

 

Get out intro #2 from Friday and put your thesis statement on the board.

 

Rest of class guesses which prompts go with which thesis statements.

 

Everyone gets a butcher sheet and writes out 10 bullet points for each mode of writing (Theme/character development, informational, argumentative, and narrative)

 

Post around the room/share and discuss

 

Discuss time management for tomorrow.

 

GOOD LUCK! If I did not see you today, you do not have make up work.

English I TN Ready Test

 

If you are in Alg. 2, you will NOT take Alg. 2 test today.

 

1st period: 7:00-7:55

 

After 1st period, you will take part 1 of English test in the following locations:

2nd-Rm 138

3rd-Rm 103

4th-Rm130

5th-Rm131 

6th-Rm 133

7th-Rm 171

 

Then go to 3rd period from 10:10 to 11:50 (lunch)

 

Then, go to the following testing location and complete prompt #2 from 12:00-2:00:

 

2nd-Rm 252

3rd-Rm 105

4th-Rm 130

5th-Rm 131 

6th-Rm 154

7th-Rm 136

1st period 7:00-7:55

4th period 8:00-10:00

2nd period (lunch) 10:10-11:50

6th period-or go to room 162 to take Alg 2 test 12:00-2:00

 

**If you are not in Alg. 2, 6th period will have class in room 116 today.

 

4th, 2nd, 6th period:

 

Introduce speech requirements/Begin Research

 

HW: If I do not see you tomorrow, work on researching and creating outline on your own. Outline for your speech is due Tuesday!

1st period 7:00-7:55

3rd period orGeometry test- 8:00-10:00 

5th period (lunch)- 10:10-11:50

6th period- 12:00-12:55

7th period-1:00-2:00

 

3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th period: 

 

Introduce speech requirements/Begin Research

 

HW: Outline for Speech due Tuesday. 

*Make up tests at 8 am if you were absent.

 

Follow regular schedule. 

 

If you have not been to class to hear the speech requirements, read through the expectations on your own and ask questions as needed.

 

Continue research/create outline

 

*Draw for speech days

 

HW: Outline due Tuesday! 


 

Week of March 13, 2017

 

         

Bell Work: On the back of your weekly syllabus, write a story about something that has happened to you--it can be funny, serious, or embarrassing. Be ready to share.

 

Tell your story in groups; group will pick the best story, and each person in that group will present that story to the class as if it were his/her own.

 

Class will guess who the story really belongs to.

 

HW: Finish outline-hard copy of your speech is due tomorrow!

 

Must haveMidsummer Night's Dream when you come back from Spring Break. NO side by side versions!

Watch model speech and review expectations. 

 

Practice your speech in groups/complete rubrics for each other.

 

HW: Using feedback from your group members, practice presentation! You only have to dress up on the day you present.

Presentations

 

HW: Practice presentations!

Presentations

 

HW: Practice presentations!

Finish Presentations

 

Reflection on speech-complete rubric and comment section, then get back your rubric that was graded and compare side by side.

 

If we finished presentations yesterday, certain classes will do a Q3 writing reflection.

 

HW: Make sure to have MSND when you come back next Monday! Have a great Spring Break! 


 

Week of March 20, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Spring Break!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Week of March 27, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Character Introduction Activity

 

Fill out MSND character map and discuss major plot points.

 

Watch video/begin creating 10 bullet points of major events in order.

 

HW: Read full play on your own. Quiz next Thursday!

 

Recommended Reading: Act 1

Finish 10 bullet points from yesterday/share and summarize entire play.

 

Introduce project expectations and rubric

 

Get script.

 

Recommended Reading: Act 1

Paraphrase your act on a separate sheet of paper.

 

Add emotions and stage directions on actual script.

 

Recommended Reading: Act 2

Continue paraphrasing your act and adding emotions and stage directions on actual script.

 

HW:

Recommended Reading: Act 2

Finish paraphrase if needed (10 minutes only)

 

Fill out planning sheet: acting roles, props, costumes list

 

If time, read your scene out loud, adding necessary emotional reactions based on your paraphrase/stage directions.

 

HW: Start learning your lines and finding props and appropriate costumes for performing your act!


 

 

Week of April 03, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Practice with props and costumes-outside!

 

HW: Recommended Reading: Act 3; study lines for performance

 

BRING PROPS AND COSTUMES FOR DRESS REHEARSAL!

Final dress rehearsal-outside!

 

HW: Recommended Reading: Act 3; study lines for performance

Outdoor Performance!!

 

2nd period: Groups 1, 2, 3 perform.

3rd and 4th period: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 perform.

5th period: All groups perform.

6th period: Groups 1, 2,3 perform.

7th period: All groups perform.

 

 

 HW: Recommended Reading: Act 4; study lines for performance

Finish outdoor performances!!

 

If time, ask practice quiz questions for tomorrow's quiz.

 

HW: Recommended Reading: Act 5

 

Quiz tomorrow over FULL play-not just what appears in abridged version!

Quiz over MSND

 

Watch MSND.


 

Week of April 10, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Watch MSND

(Sub)

 

Take a practice MC test

 

Write why choices are correct/incorrect

Finish MC test.

 

Get in groups to go over correct answers/present explanations of correct answers to the class.

 

If time, discuss the ones you missed with your groups after hearing presentations.

Go over criteria for creating "skill" video.

 

Watch model video

 

Begin proposal

Finish proposal/get approval.

 

Research your skill on computers as needed.


 

Week of April 17, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

(Meet in library)

 

Complete chart for Monday/create video

 

HW: Work on videos outside of school as necessary.

(Meet in library)

 

Complete chart for Tuesday/create video

 

HW: Work on videos outside of school as necessary.

(Meet in library)

 

Complete chart for Wednesday/create video

 

HW: Work on videos outside of school as necessary.

(Meet in classroom)

 

Complete chart for Thursday/create video

 

*Make sure to test your video today!!

 

HW: Videos due tomorrow!! Work on videos outside of school as necessary.

Present videos

 

Vote on best video

 

Complete reflection on group dynamic.


 

Week of April 24, 2017

 

         

1st period-7:00-7:45

 

*Testing Alg. 1, Alg. 2, and Geometry- 7:50-9:35 (proctor)

 

4th- 10:30-12:18

5th-12:23-12:50

6th-12:55-1:25

7th-1:30-2:00

 

Introduce digital multi-genre project and model portfolio

 

*Get back flash drives this week to keep

 

(TN Ready Alg. 1 and Geometry Test)

1st- 7:00-7:45

 

*Testing Biology and Chemistry (or go to 5th period in room 114 for class.) 7:50-9:35

 

2nd-9:40-10:25

3rd- 10:30-12:18

4th-12:23-12:50

6th- 12:55-1:25

7th- 1:30-2:00

 

Introduce digital multi-genre project and model portfolio

 

If time, pick themes

1st- 7:00-7:20

 

*Testing English-7:25-10:40 (proctor)

 

2nd- 10:45-12:28

4th- 12:33-12:50

5th- 12:55-1:25

7th- 1:30-2:00

 

Pick themes

 

Create pathbrite account and join course.

 

HW: Work on planning sheet. Planning sheet is due Monday for everyone!

1st- 7:00-7:45-release for testing

2nd- 7:50-8:45

3rd- 8:50-9:35

4th-9:40-10:25

6th- 10:30-12:18

5th- 12:23-1:08

7th- 1:13-2:00

 

At this point all students:

1) Should understand the expectations of the multi-genre project.

2) Have a book and theme topic.

3) Have a pathbrite account.

 

Work on planning sheet.

 

HW: Work on planning sheet.

New announcement for planing: The combinations from the model portfolio are off limits! (For instance, you cannot do an interview in the form of a magazine article, since I did that particular combination in my model portfolio.

 

You can still do an interview, but you must choose a different platform. You can still do a magazine template, but with a different genre.) 

 

Continue working on planning sheet.

 

HW: Planning sheet due Monday for a grade for all classes!


 

Week of April 24, 2017

 

         

1st period-7:00-7:45

 

*Testing Alg. 1, Alg. 2, and Geometry- 7:50-9:35 (proctor)

 

4th- 10:30-12:18

5th-12:23-12:50

6th-12:55-1:25

7th-1:30-2:00

 

Introduce digital multi-genre project and model portfolio

 

*Get back flash drives this week to keep

 

(TN Ready Alg. 1 and Geometry Test)

1st- 7:00-7:45

 

*Testing Biology and Chemistry (or go to 5th period in room 114 for class.) 7:50-9:35

 

2nd-9:40-10:25

3rd- 10:30-12:18

4th-12:23-12:50

6th- 12:55-1:25

7th- 1:30-2:00

 

Introduce digital multi-genre project and model portfolio

 

If time, pick themes

1st- 7:00-7:20

 

*Testing English-7:25-10:40 (proctor)

 

2nd- 10:45-12:28

4th- 12:33-12:50

5th- 12:55-1:25

7th- 1:30-2:00

 

Pick themes

 

Create pathbrite account and join course.

 

HW: Work on planning sheet. Planning sheet is due Monday for everyone!

1st- 7:00-7:45-release for testing

2nd- 7:50-8:45

3rd- 8:50-9:35

4th-9:40-10:25

6th- 10:30-12:18

5th- 12:23-1:08

7th- 1:13-2:00

 

At this point all students:

1) Should understand the expectations of the multi-genre project.

2) Have a book and theme topic.

3) Have a pathbrite account.

 

Work on planning sheet.

 

HW: Work on planning sheet.

New announcement for planing: The combinations from the model portfolio are off limits! (For instance, you cannot do an interview in the form of a magazine article, since I did that particular combination in my model portfolio.

 

You can still do an interview, but you must choose a different platform. You can still do a magazine template, but with a different genre.) 

 

Continue working on planning sheet.

 

HW: Planning sheet due Monday for a grade for all classes!


 

Week of May 01, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

(SUB)-ALL CLASSES meet in library!

 

Planning Sheet due for a grade.

 

Work on Piece #1

 

HW: Continue working on piece #1.

Work on Piece #1

 

HW: Finish piece #1. Must be submitted on Pathbrite by 6:59 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

Piece # 1 DUE on Pathbrite no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

Work on Piece #2

 

HW: Continue working on piece #2. 

Work on Piece #2


HW:  Finish piece #2. Must be submitted on Pathbrite by 6:59 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Piece #2 DUE on Pathbrite no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

Work on Piece #3

 

HW: Continue working on piece #3.


 

Week of May 08, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Work on Piece #3

 

HW:  Finish piece #3. Must be submitted on Pathbrite by 6:59 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

Piece #3 DUE on Pathbrite no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

Work on Piece #4

 

HW: Continue working on piece #4. 

Work on Piece #4

 

HW:  Finish piece #4. Must be submitted on Pathbrite by 6:59 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Piece #4 DUE on Pathbrite no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

*Draw for presentation days.

 

Teacher passes back writing portfolios from the year.

 

Work on Piece #5

 

HW: Continue working on piece #5. 

*Good luck if you are taking AP Human Exam! 

 

Work on Piece #5

 

HW: Finish piece #5. Must be submitted on Pathbrite by 6:59 a.m. on Monday morning.


 

Week of May 15, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

1st period–7:00-8:05

2nd period–8:10-9:15

7th period–9:20-9:50

6th period–9:55-10:25

5th period–10:30-12:18 (regular lunch schedule)

4th period–12:23-12:50

3rd period–12:55-2:00

 

Piece #5 DUE no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

Complete introductory letter and reflection-you can download these documents from the webpage.

 

Upload introductory letter into "Introduction" category on Pathbrite. Upload reflection into "Conclusion" category on Pathbrite.

 

HW:Finish introductory letter and reflection. Submit both to your portfolio no later than 6:59 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

 

 

4th period–7:00-8:05

5th period–8:10-9:15

1st period–9:20-9:50

2nd period-9:55-10:25

3rd period- 10:30-12:18 (Students follow lunch schedule of 3rd period teacher.)

6th period–12:23-1:08

7th period-1:13-2:00

 

Intro letter and reflection due no later than 6:59 a.m.

 

Make portfolio public.

 

Design the layout of your portfolio. (10-15 min)

 

Go through final checklist and navigate each other's portfolios/provide feedback.

 

HW: FINALIZE PORTFOLIO!! You will showcase the portfolio and navigate through it in a presentation, exposing each piece briefly and presenting your favorite piece in detail.

 

*Practice your presentation

6th period-7:00-8:05

7th period-8:10-9:15

3rd period-9:20-9:50

4th period class-9:55-10:25

5th period class-10:30-12:18 (regular lunch schedule)

1st period-12:23-1:08

2nd period-1:13-2:00

 

Presentation of multi-genre project (10 students per period)

 

HW: Practice your presentation

Presentation of multi-genre project (10 students per period)

 

 HW: Practice your presentation

Presentation of multi-genre project (10 students per period)

 

Read letter from beginning of the year/reflect

 

Write letter to next year's freshmen, giving them advice about this class and high school in general.


 

 

Week of May 22, 2017

 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

*Pass out summer work criteria

 

Work on summer work.

Work on summer work.

 

HW: Study for your exams!

 

Remember no exam for English since you were all here for TN Ready Exam!

1st period exam –7:00

8:30

2nd period exam – 8:35–10:05

3rd period class – 10:10–10:37

5th period class – 10:42–12:31 

4th period class – 12:36–1:00

6th period class – 1:05–1:30

7th period class – 1:35–2:00

3rd period exam – 7:00–8:30

4th period exam – 8:35–10:05

6th period class – 10:10–11:57 

7th period class – 12:02–12:25

5th period exam – 12:30–2:00

6th period exam – 7:00–8:35

7th period exam – 8:40–10:15

Dismiss from school at 10:15.  No lunches served on this day.

 

Thanks for a great year! Have a wonderful summer! :)