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December 3rd -7th
2nd Trimester Begins Dec 5th
Monday
Final Exam Day (1st Trimester)
Tuesday

Grading, Planning & Collaboration Day - No School

Complete the Freshman Survey

Wednesday

Please allow me to introduce myself...

Introduction to the Course: Honors English Nine

Classroom Vision and Policiesand Course Overview

Blended Learning: The mixing of different learning environments

Traditional Classroom: Face-to-Face
Online Classroom: Class Website, Moodle, NoodleTools, Turnitin.com, Google docs, Diigo, (other Web 2.0 tools)
Course Handouts: Digital Documents & Hardcopies
(make sure you have your three-ring binder on Friday!)

Literary Terms Online Handout

Short Story Unit - Prelude

William Stafford's "The Osage Orange Tree"

HW: Literature Focus for Friday

Read the exposition of the story and become William Stafford. Come up with a basic plot line for the story. DO NOT READ AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE STORY, INSTEAD:

Propose two moments of rising action (conflict) and predict the climax to the story. Will the final outcome (the denouement) lead to a resolution? Remember, Stafford's actual story unfolds during one whole year of high school.

Come prepared to share your ideas with your classmates (put some of your ideas down in writing - bullet points rather than full sentences).

Technology Focus by Friday:

Complete the Freshman Survey and enroll in turnitin.com (see news forum in Moodle),

Complete the Moodle Intro Unit entitled - Starting Strong: the Student in You.

GO DIRECTLY TO THE IMC EAST LAB TOMORROW

Thursday

IMC EAST LAB

The Official IMC Mrs. Zellmann Tour!

Online Classroom Check

Independent Reading Selections (partners - three maximum):

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2012 Book Awards (link) - YALSA honors the best teen literature each year with its six literary awards - a number of these books, as well as previous years Best Books, can be found in the IMC collection.

You may also select a Zellmann Award Winner

Book selection and sign up must be completed by Dec 12th (see below).

Choose a book that is appropriately complex!

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)
YALSA BOOK AWARD 5th hour sign up link (click here)

Independent Reading Project Expectations (click here)

Project Presentation Day: Jan 11th

HW: Become William Stafford assignment...(see Wednesday for details).
Plot: The sequence of events in a story.  Generally built around conflict, the plot tells what happens, when, and to whom.  A story’s plot usually includes four stages:  exposition, rising action, climax and falling action.

For an interactive review of the Elements of a Short Story click on the following link: SS Elements

Technology Focus by Friday:

Complete the Freshman Survey and enroll in turnitin.com (see news forum in Moodle),

Complete the Moodle Intro Unit entitled - Starting Strong: the Student in You.

BRING YOUR THREE-RING BINDER TOMORROW!

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Books

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

Moodle Intro Unit entitled - Starting Strong: the Student in You.

Short Story Unit - Prelude

William Stafford's "The Osage Orange Tree" (cont.)

Learning Targets:

* Understanding Plot Development in the short story genre.
* Recognizing Literary Devices and their effect: symbols
* Making connections to self, world, and texts
*
Interpreting the author’s thematic communication

Some background information on the osage tree (click here)

The Knot Hole Speech

Improving communication skills.
Communication and Stage Fright
(Click here for Details: The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

The Knot Hole Speech Sign Up TODAY (click here)
On Monday, those who have not signed up yet will
be assigned a day. Speeches begin on Wednesday!

BRING YOUR THREE-RING BINDER ON MONDAY!

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December 10th - 14th
Monday

Course Handouts

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

Freshmen Survey & Student in You Results

The Knot Hole Speech - Model Speech and Stage Fright Article

Book selection and sign up must be completed by Dec 12th (see below). Choose a book that is appropriately complex! Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)
YALSA BOOK AWARD 5th hour sign up link (click here)

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

Bring ear buds/Headphones to class tomorrow.

Tuesday

Freshmen Survey & Student in You Results

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

The Knot Hole Speech - Model Speech and Stage Fright Article

Non-fiction Informational Texts and Introductory Research Unit -
The Rights of the Child

Introduction - The Student in You in a World of Choices

The Essential Question:What kind of world are you growing up in?

The Global Village (ppt)

Informational Texts and Research -
Round One: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here).

 

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round One: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). Due by Thursday.

Round Two - Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (Google Document) is due by Friday.

Knot Hole Speech Preparation - Model Speech and Stage Fright Article
(The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

Book selection and sign up must be completed by tomorrow

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)
YALSA BOOK AWARD 5th hour sign up link (click here)

Independent Reading Project Expectations (click here)

Project Presentation Day: Jan 11th

Wednesday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day One

Round Two: The State of the World's Children 2011 - Adolescence: Age of Opportunity (link).

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

ACT Reading Diagnostic Test

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week One Days 1 - 4 tomorrow

Bring your Independent Reading Book to Class Tomorrow

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round Two - Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (Google Document) is due tomorrow.

Thursday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Two

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week One Days 1 - 4

Independent Reading Time

Independent Reading Handouts
- Interactive Reading & (level 1-2-3) questions

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round Two - Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (Google Document) is due tomorrow.

Friday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Three

Non-fiction Informational Texts and Introductory Research Unit -
The Rights of the Child

The Essential Question: What kind of world are you growing up in?

Computer Time

Round Two: Discussion Moodle

Round Three: The Campaign for the US ratification of the CRC (link)

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round Three (link). This Assignment (in Google Doc) is due Monday 17th.

 

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December 17th - 21st
Monday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Four

Non-fiction Informational Texts and Introductory Research Unit -
The Rights of the Child

The Essential Question: What kind of world are you growing up in?

The Global Village (ppt)

Round Two: Discussion

Journal Reflection: (click here)

Print out a hardcopy of your CRC Research (google doc) and your Turnitin.com Research Reflection (bring then to class on Wednesday place these documents in your portfolio folder)

Tuesday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Five

Round Three: Discussion

Story One: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

Author Biography

Pre-Reading Activity

Literary Terms: Characterization, Dynamic and Static Characters, Types of Conflict , Foreshadowing, Setting, and Allusion

Independent Reading: Annotation Check Tomorrow

Wednesday

Independent Reading: Annotation Check

Independent Reading Project Handout & Expectations (click here)

Project Presentation Day: Jan 11th

Journal Reflection: Stage Fright and Audience Observations

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Computer Time

Non-Fiction Portfolio: NoodleTools

Story One: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Instructional Purpose: "Why am I Reading This?" (click here)

online version = >

Learning Targets:

Recognizing literary devices and their effect
Making connections to self, world, and texts
Interpreting the author’s thematic communication

 

Thursday

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

ACT Reading Diagnostic Test - Part Two

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story One: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

Instructional Purpose: "Why am I Reading This?" (click here)

online version = >

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Sample Writing Prompt

HW: Complete the reading of the story and the Post-Reading "The Most Dangerous Game" Moodle Activity.

Friday

"The Most Dangerous Game" - Barron Vocabulary

"The Most Dangerous Game"

Story Discussion

Writing Prompt Work

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

4th Hour 5th Hour
Rainsford 4-Blue Rainsford 5-Blue
Rainsford 4-Orange Rainsford 5-Orange
Zaroff 4-Green Zaroff 5-Green
Zaroff 4-Violet Zaroff 5-Violet

Transitions and Incorporating Quotes

Sample Prompt & Paragraph

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December 24th - December 28th
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
Winter Break
Wednesday
Winter Break
Thursday
Winter Break
Friday
Winter Break

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December 31st - 4th
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
Winter Break
Wednesday

Analyzing your ACT Reading Diagnostic Test Results

"The Most Dangerous Game" Writing Prompt Work

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

4th Hour 5th Hour
Rainsford 4-Blue Rainsford 5-Blue
Rainsford 4-Orange Rainsford 5-Orange
Zaroff 4-Green Zaroff 5-Green
Zaroff 4-Violet Zaroff 5-Violet

Transitions and Incorporating Quotes

Sample Prompt & Paragraph

HW: Complete Group Paragraph for "The Most Dangerous Game" by class time tomorrow

Thursday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Two Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story Two: "Marigolds" by Eugenia Colliers

Pre-reading activity for "Marigolds"

Literary Devices: Irony, Imagery, Symbolism, Theme

Based on the title of the story, predict what the story might be about in terms of the setting, the main character(s) and the conflict(s).

Author Biography

Literary Terms: Setting , Theme , Characterization Theme Irony, Symbolism, Foreshadowing,and Allusion

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Spontaneous Public Reading

online pdf version => marigold

"Marigolds" Writing Prompt & Topic Sentence (click here)

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

Title your Google doc

Period - SSprompt-Marigolds-Last Name

7th - SSPrompt-Marigolds-Wells

Share your document with me at: wellslearning803 @ gmail.com

Friday

 

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Two Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story Two: "Marigolds" by Eugenia Colliers

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Spontaneous Public Reading

online pdf version => marigold

"Marigolds" Writing Prompt & Topic Sentence (click here)

Developing writing styles.
(Paragraph Structure & Writing About Literature)

HW: Complete a Semantic Map and Rough Draft of your individual "Marigolds" Writing Prompt by class time on Monday. Share your document with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com

Title your Google doc

Period - SSprompt-Marigolds-Last Name

7th - SSPrompt-Marigolds-Wells

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Two Days 1 - 4 Tuesday

Independent Reading: Presentation Day Next Friday

Bring Independent Reading Books to Class on Monday
(Annotation Check)

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January 7th - 11th
Monday

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

"Marigolds" Writing Prompt

Peer Revision & Editing

Story Three:

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

Author Biography

Literary Terms: Setting , Theme , Characterization Irony, Symbolism, Foreshadowing,and Allusion

Pre-reading Journal Reflection

Instructional Purpose: "Why am I Reading This?" (click here)

online version => google search: The Scarlet Ibis TEXT putnamschools pdf

 

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Two Days 1 - 4 Tomorrow

 

Tuesday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Two Days 1 - 4

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story Three:

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst -

Short Story Unit Test Preparation

Literary Terms: Setting , Theme , Characterization, Irony, Symbolism, Foreshadowing,and Allusion

The Stories:

"The Osage Orange Tree" (William Stafford)
"The Most Dangerous Game" (Richard Connell)
"Marigolds" (Eugenia Colliers)
"The Scarlet Ibis" (James Hurst)

HW:
Wednesday: Short Story Unit Test (Objective Section & Semantic Map)

Thursday: Short Story Unit Test (Writing Prompt)

Independent Reading: Presentation Day Moved to Monday

Independent Reading Handouts & Expectations (click here)
- Interactive Reading & (level 1-2-3) questions

Wednesday

Short Story Unit Test: Objective Section & Semantic Map

Puzzle Master Presents

HW: Short Story Unit Test (Writing Prompt)

Thursday

Progress Reports

Short Story Unit Test: Writing Prompt

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

Non-Fiction Portfolio Expectations (Rubric)

"Everything is an Argument"

"Your Brain on Fiction"

RAP Process (Annotation) - Non-fiction Portfolio NoodleTools (Rubric)

Independent Reading: Presentation Day Moved to Monday

Independent Reading Handouts & Expectations (click here)
- Interactive Reading & (level 1-2-3) questions

Friday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

Interactive Quizzes: [click here] #59 (Independent Clauses)
73 (Avoiding Comma Splices), 80 (Commas with Coordinating Conjunctions) 83 (Comma Usage), 86 (Punctuation II).

Non-Fiction Portfolio Expectations (Rubric)

"Everything is an Argument"

"Your Brain on Fiction"

RAP Process (Annotation) - Non-fiction Portfolio NoodleTools (Rubric)

Introduction to Novel Unit: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Prior Knowledge: Novel, Author, Historical Context

Plot and Sub-plots

Independent Reading: Presentation Day on Monday

Independent Reading Handouts & Expectations (click here)
- Interactive Reading & (level 1-2-3) questions

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4 Tuesday

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January 14th - 18th
Monday

Independent Reading: Presentation Day

Introduction to Novel Unit: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Prior Knowledge:

Novel, Author, Historical Context

Plot and Sub-plots

Vocabulary, Close Reading, Research and Writing

"The Boundaries of Maycomb, Maycomb County Alabama"

Point of View , Characters , Setting , Theme , and Allusion

TKM Online Version (Option One)

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute



4th hour

5th hour

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 1 - 3 (click here - optional, but helpful)

HW: Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4 Tomorrow

"Your Brain on Fiction"

RAP Process (Annotation) - Non-fiction Portfolio NoodleTools (Rubric)

 

Tuesday

Return Vocabulary Quiz Week Two

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three

"Your Brain on Fiction"

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Plot and Sub-plots

Vocabulary, Close Reading, Research and Writing

"The Boundaries of Maycomb, Maycomb County Alabama"

Point of View , Characters , Setting , Theme , and Allusion

Chapter One

TKM Reflection Packet: Chapter One

HW: Chapter One (Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reading Guide: Chapter 1(click here)

TKM Online Version (Option One)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 1 - 3 (click here - optional, but helpful)

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Discussion of Chapter One

Further Background Information

"Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself"

"The Boundaries of Maycomb, Maycomb County Alabama"

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

 

HW: Chapters two - three..(Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reading Guide: Chapters 2 - 3 (click here)

Thursday

IMC East Lab

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Further Background Information

"Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"

PART ONE: America in Art and Photography

PART TWO: America from the Great Depression to World War II (1935 - 1945) Black and White photos from Alabama Counties:

To begin: Click Here

Discussion of Chapters two and three

HW: Please read chapters four - seven by Monday.
(Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reflection Packet: Ch. 4 - 7 (click here) Due by Monday.

America in Art and Photography Due by Tuesday

Revised Version of your Short Story Writing Prompt Due by next Wednesday.

Friday

IMC East Lab - Guidance Dept (class registration)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

HW: Please read chapters four - seven by Monday.
(Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reflection Packet: Ch. 4 - 7 (click here) Due by Monday.

Art and Photo Activity Due by Tuesday. Click Here

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

TKM Online Version (Option One)

Revised Version of your Short Story Writing Prompt Due by next Wednesday.

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January 21st- 25th
Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Class Discussion of Chapters 2 - 7

Boo Radley Plot Analysis

Maycomb: A Closer Look

 

HW: Respond in writing to the slides on the following Presentation:

Maycomb: A Closer Look

Come prepared for discussion tomorrow.

Art and Photo Activity Due Tomorrow. Click Here

Tuesday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Writing Prompt

In class reading of Chapter 8

HW: By tomorrow finish reading chapter 8 and begin the first part of chapter 9 stopping after the lines:

"Somehow, if I fought Cecil I would let Atticus down. Atticus so rarely asked Jem and me to do something for him, I could take being called a coward for him. I felt extremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks. Then Christmas came and disaster struck."

TKM Online Version (Option One)

TKM Reflection Packet: Chapters 8 - 9 (Click here)

REVISION OF SHORT STORY PROMPT - DUE TOMORROW!

> DOUBLE-SPACE WORD PROCESSED HARD COPY
> ALSO BRING ALL THE STAPLED PORTIONS OF THE SHORT STORY UNIT TEST.

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Chapters 8 - 9

The Use of N-Word in Literature and in the Classroom

Listen Up (works using Safari as your browser)

A Snowstorm in Maycomb and in Room 803

Remembering Jim Crow (click here) -

The Use of N-Word in Literature and in the Classroom

Remembering Jim Crow (click here) -
A New Dream Song
Unchained Memories

 

HW: Finish the Reading of Chapter 9 and explore the Remembering Jim Crow Website (click here) -

Participate in the online discussion topic -
Race and Racism: Language, Literature, Law and Life

Click on the discussion link at the top of the page (you may enter your own reply and/or reply to someone - I posted two initial replies - and you may post your own reply). Be sure to review the guidelines for proper netiquette before participating. (click here)

Online discussion about the Jim Crow South and the N-Word in literature, in life, and in the classroom at Turnitin.com

Thursday

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

To Kill a Mockingbird:

The Use of N-Word in Literature and in the Classroom

Remembering Jim Crow (click here) -
A New Dream Song
Unchained Memories

In class reading of chapters 10 - 11

TKM Online Version (Option One)

Reading Guide Handout: Chapters 10 - 11 (Click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 10 - 11 (Click here)

HW: Complete reading of chapter 11

Reading Guide Handout: Chapters 10 - 11 (Click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 10 - 11 (Click here)

 

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 10 - 11

Art and Photo Project: Writing Skill Lead-in to Quotes

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Book to Film?

Screen Writers and Film Directors
Plot Development and Scene Editing

Test on Part One Monday.

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Four Days 1 - 4 on Monday

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January 28th - February 1st
Monday

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Four Days 1 - 4 Moved to Tuesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Quiz on Part One (objective)

Writing Prompt

HW: "The Black Church"(from the pbs God in America Series)

RAP Process (Annotation) - Non-fiction Portfolio NoodleTools (Rubric)

 

Tuesday

Course Registration

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Four Days 1 - 4

To Kill a Mockingbird:

"The Black Church"(from the pbs God in America Series)

The Juxtaposition:

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Drop Me Off in Harlem
On the Shoulders of Giants

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

In Class Reading of Chapter 12

HW: Complete the reading of Chapter 12
Complete the Non-Fiction Portfolio Notecard on literary connections

Continue the discussion online at Turnitin.com (go to discussion topics -

Race and Racism: Language, Literature, Law and Life

And/Or

The Juxtaposition

TKM Online Version (Option One)

 

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

"The Black Church" & Discussion of Chapter 12

"Crossing the Tracks"

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

In class reading

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters 13-14 In your Writer's Notebook complete a Reading Journal: Prepare two (level two or three) questions for discussion, look up one vocabulary word (Lee's sentence and dictionary definition), and choose one important scene or line from a character in the chapter.

 

Thursday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

Discussion of Chapters 13 - 14

The Supreme Court, Municipal Courts, or Mob Justice?

The Story of the Clinton 12 and Emmett Till

  1. Prior to reading Chapter 15, we will watch a trailor from the Clinton 12 Documentary and we will listen to the story of Emmett Till as told in song. 
  2. Afterwards,  we will read more about the Clinton 12 http://www.greenmcadoo.org/clinton_twelve.html and the Emmett Till story    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/ 
    Explore these websites!
    • As you read, takes some notes about some of the things you learned from these websites. What kind of questions does Clinton, TN raise up in your mind? Be prepared to share your something that you learned about Emmett Till and vigilante justice

HW: Complete the reading of Chapter 15, 16 and 17 for Tuesday.

In your Writer's Notebook complete a Reading Journal: Prepare two (level two or three) questions for discussion, look up one vocabulary word (Lee's sentence and dictionary definition), and choose one important scene or line from a character in the chapter.

Continue the discussion online at Turnitin.com (go to discussion topics - Race and Racism: Language, Literature, Law and Life; the Juxtapositionand/or The Clinton 12 and Emmett Till discussion). Discussion closes on Monday night.

Friday
No School

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February 4th - 8th

Monday
No School
Tuesday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Discussion of Chapters 15 - 17

Website Evaluation (link)

"The Scottsboro Boys" Trials

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

Begin Reading Chapter 18

HW: For Wednesday, complete Chapters 18 and 19 and the first two pages of Chapter Twenty (please stop when you come to the words "...Reverend Sykes had saved our seats."). We will read the remainder of Chapter Twenty in class tomorrow.

Complete Step One of the Scottsboro Boys Research Activity by class time on Thursday.

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters Eighteen and Nineteen

Writing Prompt (chapter nineteen)

In Class Reading of Chapter Twenty

HW: Complete Step One of the Scottsboro Boys Research Activity by class time on Thursday.

Please read Chapters 21 by Friday. We will view the trial scene in class on Friday.

Thursday

IMC South Lab for research

The Scottsboro Boys Trial - Step Two

"The Scottsboro Boys" Trials

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

Google doc Sample Noodle Tools Paper (link)

HW: Please read Chapter 21 by tomorrow. Review the Trial (re-read the trial dialouge and Atticus's final statement) in order to better prepare to analyze the film version of the trial. We will view the trial tomorrow.

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity By Monday you should be finished with Steps Two and Three.

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Book to Film - The Trial of Tom Robinson

Chapter 21

Swisseduc.ch - > Harper Lee
(click here)

Everything is an Argument

HW: Please read Chapters Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three

In your Writer's Notebook complete a Reading Journal: Prepare two (level two or three) questions for discussion, look up one vocabulary word (Lee's sentence and dictionary definition), and choose one important scene or line from a character in the chapter.

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February 11th - 15th

Monday

Progress Reports

See Scottsboro Boys Activity: click here

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 22 & 23

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

Preparing for the Current Events Scene in Mrs. Gates's Class:

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Ch. 55 "As Darkness Fell" - RAP & NoodleTools Portfolio

HW: Complete the Reading of "As Darkness Fell" RAP Process (Annotation) - Non-fiction Portfolio NoodleTools (Rubric). This activity should be completed before reading chapter 26.

Tuesday

AP/ACT Prep - English/Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

To Kill a Mockingbird:

In class reading day

HW: Complete the reading of chapters Twenty-Four - Twenty-Six

**IF YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE CLASS PACE IN TERMS OF READING, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

Prior to reading chapter twenty-eight, WRITE DOWN a prediction - How will Harper Lee bring the story to a conclusion as Jem and Scout begin their "longest journey together"?

**On Thursday we will be listening to the final twochapters in class. So it's up to you if you want to finish the book on your own, or if you want to wait until Thursday to read the conclusion of the novel.

 

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Five on Friday

IMC EAST LAB TOMORROW

Wednesday

IMC EAST LAB

To Kill a Mockingbird

Chapter 24 - 26 -> Highlights and Lowlights

24: The Missionary Circle
25: Maycomb's passing interest
26: Current Events: "Old Hitler"

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

The Academy of Achievement

About the Academy
The Keys to Success
My Role Models
Select three Members (from three different "walks of life")

4th hour Academy of Achievement Sign Up link: Click here

5th hour Academy of Achievement Sign Up link: Click here

HW: Complete the reading of chapters Twenty-Seven - Twenty-Nine.

**Prior to reading chapter twenty-eight, WRITE DOWN a prediction - How will Harper Lee bring the story to a conclusion as Jem and Scout begin their "longest journey together"?

**On Thursday we will be listening to the final twochapters in class. So it's up to you if you want to finish the book on your own, or if you want to wait until Thursday to read the conclusion of the novel.

 

Thursday

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

To Kill a Mockingbird

Chapter 27 - 29 -> Highlights and Lowlights


27: Bob Ewell's Three Things
28: Maycomb Co. Ad Astra per Aspera - their longest journey
(Here We Rest => 1939 Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
29: "Hey, Boo"

In class reading of Chapters 30 - 31

30: "It'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"
31" "Will you take me home?"

Discussion of the novel

 

Bring "headphones" or "ear buds" to class tomorrow.

Friday

The Academy of Achievement

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

Academy of Achievement: Research & Speech
Academy of Achievement: Speech Outline

Academy of Achievement and Noodle Tools:

Project Title: period-AofA-Last Name => 7th-AofA-Smith

Share Project with Teacher Drop Box:

AofA-1st
AofA-2nd
AofA-4th

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Five

 

To Kill a Mockingbird: Final Test on Monday

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February 18th - 22nd

Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Final Test

HW: Complete your Semantic Map and Writing Prompt Response
Word-Processed, double-spaced, 12 font. This hardcopy should be taken to the ISWAC lab for input. Your final revised draft (along with your first hand-written draft - begun in class -) and your semantic map are due on Tuesday, February 26th).

Tuesday

Early Release Day

Academy of Achievement Speeches: Questions/Concerns

The Academy of Achievement

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

To Kill a Mockingbird: Book to Film - The Conclusion of the Story

Wednesday

Academy of Achievement Speeches: Questions/Concerns

The Academy of Achievement

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

Thursday

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

Working Quotes into your Writing and Proper Formatting

The Academy of Achievement

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

Everything is an Argument

The Scottsboro Boys (Research and Evaluation)
Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

The Jena Six

link one - the case of the jena six Democracy Now
link two - 2006 timeline,
link three 2007 timeline ,
link four - profile of the trial
link five the hate crime
link six the plea deal Jena6's Mychal Bell

Friday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

The Academy of Achievement

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

Poetry Writing

Metaphorical Poem (handout)

Poetic Devices (link)

Narrative Writing

Create a Missing Scene

Show, Don't Tell

Dialogue

Creative Writing Activity Due March 5th

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six Monday

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February 25th - March 1st

Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six

The Academy of Achievement

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

AP Prep - Reading/English Comprehension

To Kill a Mockingbird Essays due tomorrow

Tuesday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 1 (3) (4)

To Kill a Mockingbird Essays due today

Creative Writing Activity Due March 5th

Wednesday

Snow Day! Enjoy!



 

All Academy of Achievement Speeches bumped back a day

Looking for something to do?

Submit the final drafts of your To Kill a Mockingbird and your Short Story Unit Writing Prompt essays to turnitin.com due by Sunday night (10 pts)

Thursday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 2 (3) (5)

Return TKM Part Two Test

Read Around and Discussion:

Scout as Narrator

"The Plank" Rebekah Berger May - Honorable Mention
(The Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest.)
Friday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 3 (3) (4)

"The Plank" Rebekah Berger May - Honorable Mention
(The Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest.)

Creative Writing Activity Due March 5th

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March 4th - 8th
Monday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 4 (3) (5)

"The Plank" Rebekah Berger May - Honorable Mention
(The Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest.)

Creative Writing Activity Due Tomorrow

Tuesday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 4 (4) (5)

Creative Writing Presentations

"The Mockingbird" by Mary Oliver

Favorite Poet Project

Wednesday

Academy of Achievement: Final Reflection

"The Mockingbird" by Mary Oliver

Favorite Poet Project

Portfolio Day and Trimester Reflection

Creative Writing Presentations

Thursday

Early Release Day

Final Exam Prep - Literature Review

Friday

Final Exam Day

Test Sections

Objective:

Non-Fiction Reading Passage
Literary Reading Passage
English Grammar

(ACT-Style Multiple Choice Questions)

Writing Prompt

Prompt Prep

"The Osage Orange Tree" (William Stafford) (link)
"The Most Dangerous Game" (Richard Connell) (link) (summary)
"Marigolds" (Eugenia Colliers) (link) (summary)
"The Scarlet Ibis" (James Hurst)
(link) (summary)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) (link) (summary)

Hour 1 CLASS

7:25

8:33

68 minutes

Hour 2 CLASS

8:39

9:47

68 minutes

Lunch A

9:53

10:23

30 minutes

Hour 3A CLASS

9:53

11:01

68 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 3B CLASS

10:29

11:37

68 minutes

Hour 1 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 2 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes


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March 11th - 15th
Monday

Final Exam Day


Hour 3 EXAM

7:25

8:40

75 minutes

Hour 4 CLASS

8:55

9:55

60 minutes

Lunch A

10:01

10:31

30 minutes

Hour 5A CLASS

10:01

11:01

60 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 5B CLASS

10:37

11:37

60 minutes

Hour 4 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 5 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes


Tuesday
Grading, Posting and Collaboration Day - No School
Wednesday
First Day of 3rd Trimester
Thursday
 
Friday
 

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Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday
 

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