Pre-AP English 10

​Pre-AP English 10 Class Summary

Resources:

Writing rubrics:
Literary Analysis
Argumentative Essay
Narrative

"Perfect Paragraph" prewrite/web


Monday, December 4, 2017

Summary:

New Latin roots

Tale Presentations

Handouts: None

HW: Latin Roots quiz 12/15; Chaucer test when presentations are complete

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Summary:

Tale Presentations

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Summary:

Last Tale Presentation

Chaucer Unit Test

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summary:

Watch “A Knight’s Tale” for Chaucer connections

Handouts: AKT Viewing Guide

HW: None

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Summary:

Continue watching “A Knight’s Tale”

Handouts: None

HW:  Latin Roots Quiz 12/15



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WEEK OF 11/27/17


Monday, November 27, 2017

Summary:

Present Tapestry Tale Posters

Handouts: None

HW: Latin Roots quiz Thursday

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Summary:

Assign Group Tale Presentation

Model Knight’s Tale Presentation

Group planning

Handouts: Group Tale Presentation Assignment Description

HW: Latin Roots quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Summary:

Continue planning presentation

Handouts: None

HW: Latin Roots quiz Thursday

 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Summary:

Latin Roots quiz

Finish planning/practicing/filming presentation

Handouts: None

HW: Presentations due Monday 12/4

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

No school – Teacher Professional Development Day



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WEEK OF 11/6/17

Monday, November 6, 2017

Summary:

Assign new latin roots (ambul, ceive/cept, fug, luc/lum, min, nov, ord, pel, quer/ques/quir, ras) – test Friday 11/17

Indirect and Direct Characterization Practice, part 2

Chaucer notes

Handouts: Characterization Practice, part 2

HW: SWTWC Part 2 vocab quiz Thursday

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab 408 – “A Day in Medieval Life” research

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Summary:

Write “A Day in Medieval Life” diary entry

Handouts: None

HW: Study vocab for test

 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Summary:

Vocab test

Finish Chaucer notes

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, November 10, 2017

No school – Veteran’s Day



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WEEK OF 10/30/17

Monday, October 30, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab 408 – finish writing Creepy Story

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, Latin Roots quiz Fri

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 41-44

Read Creepy Stories aloud in class

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC

 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 45-50

Satire Notes

Handouts: None

HW: Finish SWTWC; Pt 2 vocab charts due Fri

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Summary:

Identify satire and targets in WALL-E

Handouts: None

HW: Creepy Story due 10/31; Read SWTWC

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Part 2 vocab charts due

Latin Roots Quiz

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 51-54

Direct and Indirect Characterization Practice (from “The Necklace”)

Handouts: Characterization Practice Wkst

HW: None



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WEEK OF 10/23/17

Monday, October 23, 2017

Summary:

Assign new Latin Roots: alter, cede/ceed, duc, fic, greg, log, mim, noun/nun, opt, path – test 11/3

Kahoot Part One SWTWC vocab

Review elements of short story writing

Assign Creepy Story – due 10/31

Handouts: Creepy Story Assignment description

HW: Read SWTWC, Vocab quiz Thursday 10/26

 

Tuesday, October 24

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 33-37

Self-score “Story of an Hour” Timed Write Revisions and return

Review dialogue punctuation & practice

Handouts: Blank rubrics; scored essays; dialogue punctuation review

HW: Read SWTWC, study vocab for Thurs

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Summary:

Analyzing Bradbury’s style

Handouts: Analyzing Bradbury’s style

HW: Read SWTWC, study vocab for Thursday’s quiz

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Summary:

Vocab Quiz

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 38-40

Return scored Character Sketches

Pre-write stories

Handouts: None

HW: Creepy Story due 10/31; Read SWTWC

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

No school – Parent/Teacher Conferences



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WEEK OF 10/16/17

Monday, October 16, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 10-18

Umbrella statement thesis v paragraph claim

Character sketch – text evidence collection

Pre-write Character Sketch

Handouts: Character sketch chart/prompt

HW: Revised “Story of an Hour” essay due Wed, 10/18; Vocab chart due 10/19; Latin roots quiz 10/20

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Summary:

No Power: write character sketch by hand in class or at home

Handouts: None

HW: Finish Character Sketch at home if not done – due Thursday

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 19-24

Identifying SWTWC figures of speech

Creating figures of speech

Handouts: Figures of speech wksts

HW: None

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Summary:

Vocab chart checks

Finish figures of speech

Independent study

Handouts: None

HW: Latin Roots quiz tomorrow

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 25-32

Latin Roots quiz

SWTWC Symbols analysis

Handouts: Something Symbolic chart

HW: None



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WEEK OF 10/9/17

Monday, October 9, 2017

Summary:

Timed write: “Story of an Hour”

Handouts: Story and prompt

HW: None

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Summary:

Debrief timed write

New latin roots for 10/20 quiz: alt, brev, cap, don, flect, grat, loc, merge, not, onym

Check out Something Wicked this Way Comes

Assign SWTWC reading and vocabulary

Handouts: SWTWC reading bookmarks, SWTWC vocabulary words; SWTWC vocab templates

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 1-9 by 10/12. Vocab charts for Part 1 due 10/19; Vocab quiz 10/26

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Summary:

Discuss “Story of an Hour” timed writes and revisions

Handouts: Scored Timed Writes

HW: Revised "Story of an Hour" essays due Wed 10/18

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 1-9

SWTWC Archetypes

Handouts: SWTWC quizzes, Archetypes chart

HW: SWTWC ch 10-18 due 10/16

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Summary:

Groupwork: SWTWC Character questions

Handouts: Character Questions       

HW: Revised “Story of an Hour” Essay due Wed 10/18; vocab due 10/19

 



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WEEK OF 10/2/17

Monday, October 2, 2017

Summary:

Pass out Impact Aid Forms

Self-score “School Metaphor” paper

Review lit terms and take notes on Irony

Begin reading “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”

Handouts: Impact Aid Forms; story

HW: Latin Root Quiz #2 Friday

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Summary:

Review student clichés in School Metaphor paper

Continue reading “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Summary:

Finish reading “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” and discuss

Read “I hear America Singing”

Analyze “I, Too”

Handouts: “I, Too” Analysis

HW: None

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Summary:

Kahoot Latin Roots

Discuss “I, Too”

Write paragraph for “I, Too”

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Summary:

Latin roots quiz #2

Symbolism in “Death and the Miser”

Handouts: Questions

HW: None


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WEEK OF 9/25/17

Monday, September 25, 2017

Summary:

Assign Latin Roots for 10/6 quiz (agr, bio, cam, doc, fer, grad, hosp, junct, lat, mem)

Peer review School Metaphor paper

Handouts: Peer revision sheets

HW: Final drafts due Wed, 9/27

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Summary:

Analyze “Blackberry Picking” poem for imagery and meaning

Handouts: Poem

HW: None

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 

Summary:

Turn in final draft of School Metaphor paper

Finish “Blackberry Picking” analysis

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Summary:

Review symbolism

Read and annotate Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Handouts: Story

HW: None

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Summary:

Discuss “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Turn in annotation

Handouts: None

HW: None



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WEEK OF 9/18/17


Monday, September 18, 2017

Summary:

Self-score “Why I Write” based on rubric

Set up writing folder and skill tracking sheet

Brainstorm details and traits of metaphor for “School is…” metaphor paper

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Summary:

Solidify metaphor choice and brainstorm connections to feelings about school

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Summary:

Organize and pre-write “School is” metaphor paper

HandoutsEssay rubric

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: Begin writing “School is” metaphor paper

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: Finish metaphor paper

Handouts: None

HW: Finish essay at home if not done in class; bring to class Monday 9/25


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WEEK OF 9/11/17

Monday, September 11, 2017

Summary:

Review “perfect paragraph” web and structure

Review literary analysis rubric

Read “Why I Write” prompt and essay

Brainstorm (quality) books and determine if they are political or not

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summary:

Write response to “Why I Write” prompt

Handouts: None

HW: None


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Summary:

Poem analysis: “The Writer”

Groupwork: Answer analysis questions

Handouts: Poem/questions

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Summary:

Writing journal questions

Writing-as-metaphor poster

Handouts: Journal questions

HW: None

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Summary:

Finish writing-as-metaphor project

Introduce “School is…” metaphor essay assignment

Handouts: Assignment description

HW: None 

 

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WEEK OF 9/6/17

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Summary:

Introduction to class expectations and procedures

Listening challenge

Handouts: Syllabus, Potty Passes

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 9, 2017

Summary:

Literary Devices Review and Practice

“Written conversations” about author’s purpose for using literary devices

Handouts: Literary Devices Chart

HW: None

 

Friday, September 10, 2017

Summary:

Pick up textbooks from Library

Groupwork: Perfect “written conversation” statements

Present statements

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

 

 


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