Pre-AP English 10

​Pre-AP English 10 Class Summary

Resources:

Writing Rubric

Pre-writing Paragraph Format "Web"


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WEEK OF 5/15/17


Monday, May 15, 2017

Summary:

Finish Character Connections Chart

Assign Literary Devices Review worksheet

Handouts: Literary Devices Review worksheet

HW: Emulation, literary devices, and character connections due Tuesday

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, Act III.2

Assign Literary Devices in III.2 worksheet

Handouts: Literary Devices in III.2 worksheet

HW: None

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Summary:

Finish Literary Devices in III.2 worksheet

Work on Hamlet Log 7

Handouts:None

HW: None

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, III.3 and III.4

Work on Log 8

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Summary:

Hamlet Vocabulary, Acts IV and V

Read/watch Hamlet, IV.1-IV.3

Assign Dramatic Reading

Handouts: Dramatic Reading Assignment Description, Dramatic Reading Analysis Instructions

HW: None



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WEEK OF 5/8/17

Monday, May 8, 2017

Summary:

Work on Hamlet Log 4 & 5

Handouts: None

HW: Logs 4, 5, & 6 to be collected Friday for grading; Vocabulary Quiz on Act II & III words Friday

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, Act III.1 (does Hamlet know he is being watched? and if so, when?)

Compare to Gibson’s Hamlet & Ophelia scene – compare scenes in Log 6 instead of 7

Translate “To Be or Not to Be” soliloquy

Handouts: “To Be or Not to Be” translation wkst

HW: None

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summary:

Finish translation

Listen to alternative actor’s reading

Assign Emulation – due Tues

Kahoot for Friday’s vocab

Handouts: Emulation assignment

HW: None

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Summary:

Work on Log 6

Work on emulation

Handouts: None

HW: Vocab Quiz (Act II & III words) Friday



Friday, May 12, 2017 

Summary:

Vocabulary Quiz – Act I

Literary Devices worksheet

Work on Hamlet Log 4

Handouts: None

HW: None



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WEEK OF 5/1/17


Monday, May 1, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, Act I.4-5

Discuss Catholic belief in purgatory vs. Protestant disbelief – does this make the Ghost evil/lying

Work on Log 3

Handouts: None

HW: Logs 1-4 to be collected Wednesday for grading; Vocabulary Quiz on Act I words Friday

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Summary:

Vocabulary words – Hamlet, Act II and III

Kahoot Vocab Practice (Act I)

Work on Hamlet Character Committees (assigned Gertrude or Claudius or Laertes or Ophelia) individually and in groups

Handouts: None

HW: None


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, Act II.1-2 (parents spying on sons)

Turn in Hamlet Logs 1-3

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summary:

Analyze Hamlet’s tactics with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern in Act II.2

Analyze Hamlet’s soliloquy in If/Then Statements (II.2)

Handouts: Stick Figure Shakespeare wksts (2)

HW: Vocab Quiz (Act I words) Friday

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summary:

Vocabulary Quiz – Act I

Literary Devices worksheet

Work on Hamlet Log 4

Handouts: None

HW: None



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WEEK OF 4/24/17

Monday, April 24, 2017

Summary:

Read/watch Hamlet, Act I, scenes 1 and 2

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (SBA schedule – Per 3 only)

Summary:

Ted.ed Video about Shakespearean Authorship debate

Vocabulary words – Hamlet, Act I

Work on Hamlet Log 1

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2017

Summary:

(Period 6 – see Tuesday’s summary)

Iambic Pentameter Practice

Work on Hamlet Log 2

Handouts: Iambic Pentameter Wkst

HW: None

 

Thursday, April 26, 2017 (SBA schedule – Per 6 only)

Summary:

See Wednesday’s summary

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, April 27, 2017

Summary:

Introduce four motifs (How Hamlet deals with death, contamination, false faces and evil)

Discuss Ophelia’s romantic predicament

Read/watch Hamlet, Act I.3

Translate Polonius’s monologue

Handouts: None

HW: None


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WEEK OF 4/17/17

Monday, April 17, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: Revise Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: Email Law Day Essay by Friday, April 21, 4 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (SBA schedule – Per 3 only)

Summary:

Shakespeare pre-test

Shakespeare/Hamlet introductory video (Standard Deviants)

Handouts: None

HW: Proof of submission due Wednesday

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Summary:

Show me proof of submission for Law Day

Agree/Disagree: Informal debate on Hamlet themes

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (SBA schedule – Per 6 only)

Summary:

See Tuesday’s summary

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Summary:

Assign Hamlet logs and Character ID chart

Discuss Shakespeare’s language

Hamlet Characters

Handouts: Hamlet logs and Character ID chart

HW: None


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WEEK OF 4/10/17

Monday, April 10, 2017

Summary:

Hand back scored Personal Legend essays and track scores

Pre-write Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: Law Day Essay rough draft due Thursday 4/13

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: write first draft of Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: Rough draft due Thursday 4/13

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: continue first draft of Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: Rough draft NOW due Friday

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab: Finish Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Summary:

Peer review Law Day Essay

Handouts: None

HW: None


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SPRING BREAK 4/3/17-4/7/17

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WEEK OF 3/27/17


Monday, March 27, 2017

Summary:

Minilesson: transitions between paragraphs

Peer review: Alchemist reflection paper

Handouts: Transitions handout

HW: Alchemist essay due Wednesday 3/29

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Summary:

Law Day Essay: brainstorm thesis and research questions

Handouts: None

HW: Alchemist essay due Wednesday 3/29

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Summary:

Turn in Alchemist essay

Computer Lab 408: research answers to research questions

Handouts: None

HW: Rough draft due Friday

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Summary:

Prewrite Law Day essay

Handouts: None

HW: Finish pre-write over break

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

No school – Conferences, and then Spring Break!


 
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WEEK OF 3/20/17

Monday, March 20, 2017

Summary:

Ted Talk: Mike Rowe

Handouts: None

HW: Finish Alchemist, complete Free-Response Journal and Dialectical Journal by Wed 3/22

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Summary:

Quiz: Alchemist, Part 2

Book Discussion

Discuss organization of Personal Legend Reflection

Handouts: None

HW: Turn in both journals Wed.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Summary:

Turn in Journals

Prewrite Personal Legend Reflection

Handouts: None

HW: Rough draft due Friday

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Summary:

Computer Lab – rough draft of Personal Legend Reflection

Handouts: None

HW: Rough draft due Friday

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Summary:

Peer review (optional) or work day

Handouts: None

HW: Final draft of Reflection due Monday 3/27



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Week of 2/27/17

Monday, February 27, 2017

Summary:

Groupwork: 1984 symbols/motifs

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Summary:

Groupwork: 1984 symbols/motif poster

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Summary:

Poster presentations

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Summary:

Develop thematic statements for 1984 that also work for Persepolis

Assign compare/contrast essay

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Summary:

Vocab Quiz, pt 3

Pre-write essay

Handouts: None

HW: First draft of essay due for peer review Wed 3/8

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Week of 2/20/17

Monday, February 20, 2017  - President’s Day – No school

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Summary:

Finish 1984, 2.9 Annotation

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, 3.3

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Summary:

Write quiz questions for 1984, 2.9

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, to end

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Summary:

Quiz re: Part 3

Finish writing quiz questions

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Summary:

Vocab Quiz, pt 2

Reading quiz: 1984, 2.9

Handouts: None

HW: Critical Thinking Journals and Dystopia Checklists due Monday


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WEEK OF 2/13/17


Monday, February 13, 2017

Summary:

Counseling center presentation re: registering for Junior year

Handouts: Transcripts and registration worksheet

HW: Read 1984, ch 2.6-2.7

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Summary:

Reading quiz: 1984, ch 2.1-2.7

Essay: “Why I Write” by George Orwell

Free-write response to the prompt “Is political writing the only good writing?”

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, ch 2.8

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summary:

Refining an argument: Outline claim, reasons (topic sentences), examples and elaboration

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, ch 2.9 (to p 201)

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Summary:

Annotate “War is Peace” from 2.9

Handouts: Transcript of 2.9

HW: Read 1984, Finish ch 2.9 and 2.10

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Summary:

Finish annotation of 2.9

Write 5 quiz questions for 2.9 (relevant, specific, not too obscure)

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, ch 3.1


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WEEK OF 2/6/17

Monday, February 6, 2017 – No school: Snow Day

HW: Read 1984, ch 1.7

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Summary:

Catch-up Day

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, ch 1.8

 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Summary:

Quiz 1984, ch 1.6-1.8

Discuss 1984, ch 1.6-1.8

Kahoot: 1984, Part 1 Vocabulary

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, 2.1

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Summary:

Discuss 1984, ch 2.1

1984 Part 2 Vocabulary words

Kahoot: 1984, Part 1 Vocabulary

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, 2.2-2.3

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Summary:

Vocabulary Quiz: Part 1, 1984

Discuss 1984, ch 2.2

Finish 1984 Part 2 Vocabulary words

Handouts: None

HW: Read 1984, 2.3-2.4



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WEEK OF 1/23/17
 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Summary:

Finish Persepolis Theme Poster

Assignment Description for Persepolis timed write

Minilesson: Frame narrative

Decide on symbol/theme/frame story

Handouts: Assignment Description for Persepolis timed write

HW: None

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Summary:

Pre-write Persepolis Timed Write

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summary:

Persepolis Timed Write

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 (Per 3) / Friday, January 27, 2017 (Per 6)

Summary:

Semester 1 Final Exam

Handouts: Exam plus scantron

HW: None


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WEEK OF 1/16/17


Monday, January 16, 2017 – MLK Day – No School

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Summary:

Finish Persepolis Symbol Poster

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Summary:

Persepolis Symbol Poster Presentations

Review Structural Conflict (man v man, etc)

Identify four structural conflicts in Persepolis

Handouts: None

HW: Conflict list

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Summary:

Review theme

Assign Persepolis Theme Poster (groupwork)

Complete first 2 quadrants of poster

Handouts: Persepolis Theme Poster assignment description

HW: None

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Summary:

Finish last two quadrants of Theme Poster

Handouts: None

HW: None



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Week of 1/9/17


Monday, January 9, 2017

Summary:

Finish Iran Timelines

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Summary:

Check out Persepolis

Review Iran history in context of memoir

Read “The Veil” aloud

Handouts: None

HW: Read Persepolis, pp 3-61

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Summary:

Review persuasive techniques

Video: DOHA Debates

Handouts: Comparing Persuasive Techniques chart

HW: None

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Summary:

Finish DOAH Debates

Complete Persuasive Techniques chart

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Summary:

Assign symbols to groups

Find 3 quotes and analyze symbol

Start poster

Handouts: Poster paper

HW: None


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Week of 1/2/17


Monday, January 2, 2017 – No school

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Summary:

Return AF Timed Writes

Persepolis background: mind-map associations with Iran

Label map of Middle East

Handouts: Blank Map

HW: None

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Summary:

Persepolis background: Iran History powerpoint

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Summary:

Iran Timeline group project

Handouts: Timeline dates

HW: None

 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Summary:

Continue Iran Timeline

Handouts: Poster paper

HW: None



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Week of 12/12/16

Monday, December 12, 2016

Summary:

Finish AF illustrated children’s book

AF Thematic Statements worksheet

Handouts: AF Thematic Statements worksheet

HW: Finish theme worksheet if not done in class

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Summary:

AF/Neimoller Timed Write

Handouts: Timed write prompt

HW: None

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Summary:

Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Handouts: “It’s a Wonderful Life” packet

HW: Finish 1st page of packet

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Summary:

Watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Handouts: Paper for children’s book

HW: Work on Hero’s Journey page of packet and symbols page

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Summary:

Finish watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Handouts: None

HW: None



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Week of 12/5/2016


Monday, December 5, 2016

Summary:

AF Reading Quiz, ch 3-6

Manipulative Language Minilesson

Manipulative Language Worksheet

Handouts: Manipulative Language Worksheet

HW: Read AF, ch 7-8

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Summary:

Discuss Manipulative Language worksheet

Work on “Corruption of Utopia” chapter worksheet and Allegory ID chart

Handouts: None

HW: Read Animal Farm, ch 9-10

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Summary:

Reading Quiz: Animal Farm, ch 7-10

Pig Power Paragraph Prompt: web and write paragraph

Handouts: None

HW: Finish paragraph

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Summary:

Summarize AF as illustrated children’s book/fable with moral

Handouts: Paper for children’s book

HW: None

 

Friday, December 9, 2016 – No school – Snow Day


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Week of 11/28/16


Monday, November 28, 2016

Summary:

Finish Chaucer Iambic Pentameter Character Sketch in groups

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Summary:

Check out Animal Farm

Lecture on allegory, fable, satire, totalitarianism, and Russian Revolution

Handouts: Reading bookmark; Allegory chart

HW: Read Animal Farm, ch 1-2

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Summary:

Reading Quiz: Animal Farm, ch 1-2

Analyze elements of persuasive writing in Old Major’s speech

Handouts: Analyzing Persuasive Writing wkst

HW: Read Animal Farm, ch 3-4

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Summary:

Reading Quiz: Animal Farm, ch 3-4

Read MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech and compare to Old Major’s speech

Handouts: Analyzing Political Speeches wkst

HW: Read Animal Farm, ch 5-6

 

Friday, December 2, 2016 – Teacher work-day – No school


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Week of 11/21/16


Monday, November 21, 2016

Summary:

Assign Chaucer Iambic Pentameter Character Sketch to groups

Handouts: Assignment Description

HW: None

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Summary:

Work on Chaucer Iambic Pentameter Character Sketch in groups

Handouts: None

HW: None


Wednesday, November 23, 2016 

Summary:

Work on Chaucer Iambic Pentameter Character Sketch in groups

Handouts: None

HW: None


Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016 – Thanksgiving Break


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Week of 11/14/16

Monday, November 14, 2016

Summary:

Canterbury Tales Presentation

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Summary:

Canterbury Tales Presentation

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Summary:

Movie: A Knight’s Tale

Handouts: Viewing Guide wkst

HW: None

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Summary:

Movie: A Knight’s Tale

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Summary:

Movie: A Knight’s Tale

Turn in viewing guide

Handouts: None

HW: None


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Week of 11/7/16

Monday, November 7, 2016

Summary:

Sample powerpoint: The Knight’s Tale

Notetaking for Canterbury Tales Test

Assign Group Presentations

Handouts: Canterbury Tales Presentation Assignment Description; Prologues and Tales

HW: None

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Summary:

Groupwork – Reading, analysis and presentation planning

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Summary:

Groupwork – Reading, analysis and presentation planning

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Summary:

Library Computer Lab: Presentation Preparation

Handouts: None

HW: Presentations Monday

 

Friday, November 11, 2016 – No school for Veteran’s Day


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Week of 10/31/16

Monday, October 31, 2016

Summary:

Read aloud Creepy Story

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Summary:

Chaucer Notes

Assign research roles and journal entry assignment

Handouts: Research/Journal Entry Assignment Description

HW: Journal Entry due Friday, 11/4

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Summary:

Computer Lab: Research medieval role

Handouts: None

HW: Journal Entry due Friday, 11/4

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Summary:

Assign Canterbury Tales groups to tale

Introduce prologue/characterization assignment

Handouts: Characters from General Prologue; Assignment description

HW: Journal Entry due Friday, 11/4

 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Summary:

Continue groupwork on characterization

Handouts: None

HW: None

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Week of 10/24/16

Monday, October 24, 2016

Summary:

Analyze Bradbury’s Suspense

Assign Creepy Story

Handouts: Analyzing Bradbury’s Suspense wkst; Creepy Story Assignment Description

HW: Creepy Stories due Monday, 10/31

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Summary:

Dialogue Punctuation Rules

Start movie: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Handouts: Dialogue Punctuation Rules

HW: Creepy Stories due Monday, 10/31

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Summary:

Movie: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Handouts: None

HW: Creepy Stories due Monday, 10/31

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Summary:

Movie: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Handouts: None

HW: Creepy Stories due Monday, 10/31

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 – No school: Parent/Teacher Conferences



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Week of 10/17/16

Monday, October 17, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 41-44

Identifying Figures of Speech Worksheet

Creating Figures of Speech Worksheet

Handouts: Figs of Speech Wksts

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 45-50 by Wednesday; Vocab Test Pt 2 Friday

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Summary:

Kahoot: Practice vocab words for Friday’s quiz

Finish Creating Figures of Speech Worksheet - turn in for credit

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 45-50 by Wednesday; Vocab Test Pt 2 Friday

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – PSAT schedule (10 minute classes)

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 45-50

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 51-54 by Friday; Vocab Test Pt 2 on Friday

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Summary:

Good and Bad Quotes Wkst

Ranking Fear Worksheet

Handouts: Good and Bad WkstRanking Fear Wkst 

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 51-54 by Friday; Vocab Test Pt 2 on Friday

 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 51-54

Vocab Quiz, Part 2

Discuss SWTWC

Handouts: Quizzes

HW: None




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Week of 10/10/16

October 10, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 25-32

Kahoot: Practice vocab words for Friday’s quiz

Brainstorm Age/Youth issues

SWTWC Symbolism Worksheet

Handouts: Symbolism Worksheet

HW: Story of an Hour Essay Revisions due tomorrow;

Read SWTWC, ch 33-37 by Wed;

Vocab Test Part 1 on Friday;

Complete vocab chart for Part 2 by Friday

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Summary:

Turn in Revised “Story of an Hour” Essays

Healthy Youth Survey

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 33-37 by Wed;

Vocab Test Part 1 on Friday; Complete vocab chart for Part 2 by Friday

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 33-37

Quote integration strategies

Pre-write SWTWC Character Sketch

Handouts: Quote integration worksheet

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 38-40 by Friday;

Vocab Test Part 1 on Friday; Complete vocab chart for Part 2 by Friday

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Summary:

Computer Lab: Write SWTWC Character Sketch

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 38-40 by Friday;

Vocab Test Part 1 on Friday; Complete vocab chart for Part 2 by Friday

SWTWC Character Sketch due Friday

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 38-40

Vocab Quiz, Part 1

Vocabulary Check, Part 2

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 41-44



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Week of 10/3/16


October 3, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 1-9

Discuss SWTWC

Archetypes minilesson and chart

Handouts: Archetypes article and chart

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 10-18 by Wed; complete vocab chart by Friday

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Summary:

Character Sketches

Handouts: Character Sketch wkst and prompt

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 10-18 by Wed; complete vocab chart by Friday

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 10-18

Finish Character Sketch

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 19-24 by Friday; complete vocab chart by Friday

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Summary:

Discuss “Story of an Hour” timed writes

Close-read “Story of an Hour” and identify literary elements

Write/revise thematic statement

Pre-write revised essay

HandoutsScored timed writes

HW: Rewrite essay and turn in by Tuesday, 10/11/16

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Summary:

SWTWC Reading Quiz, ch 19-24

Vocabulary Check

Vocabulary Words, ch 25-end

Handouts: None

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 25-32; Part 1 Vocab Test 10/14; Part 2 Vocab Check 10/14 


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Week of 9/26/16

Monday, September 26, 2016

Summary:

Return school metaphor papers and track scores in writing folders

Trending errors: grammar review

Active/Passive and Sentence Fragments/Run-ons practice

Handouts:

Writing folders

Score tracking charts

Active/Passive wkst

Sentence Fragments/Run-ons wkst

HW: Finish worksheets if not done in class

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Summary:

Review answers to grammar worksheets

Theme minilesson

Read “I Hear America Singing” and “I, Too”

Identify symbolism, irony and theme in “I, Too”

Handouts: “I, Too” worksheet

HW: Finish writing a thematic statement for “I, Too” if not done in class

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Summary:

Share and retool “I, Too” thematic statements

Pre-write/web paragraphs showing how symbolism and irony create the theme in “I, Too”

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Summary:

Timed write: How literary elements create theme

Handouts: Story and prompt

HW: None

 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Summary:

Check out Something Wicked This Way Comes

Assign reading schedule

Read archetype article

Complete archetype chart

Handouts: Reading schedule bookmarks, Archetypes article and chart

HW: Read SWTWC, ch 1-9



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Week of 9/19/16

Monday, September 19, 2016

Summary:

Turn in “School as Metaphor” essay

Read “The Lottery” and answer questions

Handouts: Story and questions

HW: Finish story and questions if not done in class

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Summary:

Discuss how irony adds meaning to “The Lottery”

Read “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”

Handouts: Story

HW: Finish reading story

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Summary:

Discuss irony in “Macomber”

Paragraph prompt: Pick a satirical target and show how Hemingway criticizes that trait of human nature.

Handouts: None

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Summary:

Finish Macomber paragraph

Read “The Pit and the Pendulum”

Handouts: Story

HW: Finish reading story if not done in class

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Summary:

Discuss symbols in “Pit and Pendulum” and how they create theme

Analyze “Death and the Miser”

Create story board based on painting

Handouts: None

HW: None



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Week of 9/12/16


Monday, September 12, 2016

Summary:

Finish “Writing as Metaphor” activity

Assign “School as Metaphor” essay -  Final due Monday 9/19

Handouts: School as Metaphor Assignment Description

HW: Think of apt metaphor for school

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summary:

Pre-write “School as Metaphor” essay

Handouts: None

HW: Continue pre-writing

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Summary:

Finish pre-write of “School as Metaphor”

Handouts: None

HW: Complete entire pre-write if not done yet

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summary:

Computer Lab: finish rough draft of “School as Metaphor”

Handouts: None

HW: Finish rough draft if not done in class

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Summary:

Peer review “School as Metaphor” essay

Handouts: None

Homework: Revise and edit essay – Final draft due Monday 9/19

 

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Week of 9/6/16

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Summary:

Review imagery in “Blackberry Picking

Writing prompt: Choose a word that describes the tone or mood created by the imagery in the poem. In a single paragraph, cite and explain two textual details, explaining how the poet uses imagery to create this mood. In a conclusion statement, explain how the metaphor of blackberries relates to life.

Handouts: None

HW: Finish paragraph if not done in class

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Summary:

Read poem by Sylvia Plath and try to guess title/subject

Answer questions on handout, including two paragraphs citing textual evidence to develop your argument.

Handouts: Plath poem and questions

Homework: None

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summary:

Finish Plath prewrite
Read and discuss metaphor and extended metaphor in "The Writer"

Handouts: “The Writer” poem and questions

HW: None

 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Summary:

Answer discussion questions in small groups for  “The Writer”

HandoutsNone

Homework: None


 
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First week of school

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Summary:

Review syllabus and classroom procedures and expectations

Review “Perfect Paragraph”

Handouts:

Syllabus

Potty Pass

Perfect Paragraph Structure Diagram

HW: None

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summary:

Review literary devices

Literary Device Practice

Handouts:

Literary Device Chart

HW: None

 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Summary:

Check out all textbooks in library

Read “Blackberry Picking” and analyze imagery

Write analysis paragraph

Handouts:

“Blackberry Picking” poem and analysis chart

HW: Finish chart and paragraph if not done in class



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