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August 27th - 31st
Monday
 
Tuesday
Faculty Trimester Kickoff Day
Wednesday
Faculty Inservice Day
Thursday
Teacher Workday
Friday
 

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September 3rd - 7th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

Please allow me to introduce myself...

Introduction to the Course: Honors English Nine

Starting Strong: Excitement and Worry (hopes & fears)
The Art of Juggling: A Freshman Balancing Act

Classroom Vision and Policies and 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: Hardcopies and Digital Documents

Literary Terms Online Handout

Short Story Unit - Prelude

William Stafford's "The Osage Orange Tree"

HW: 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

Click on the following link to read it once again: Osage

Become William Stafford and come up with what you think might happen in the story. DO NOT READ AN ONLINE VERSION OF THE STORY, INSTEAD DEVELOP THE STORY'S PLOT BY

Proposing at least two moments of rising action (conflict) and a 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).

Complete the Freshman Survey

Wednesday

Course Handouts & Moodle Information

Short Story Unit - Prelude

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

Some background information on the osage tree (click here)

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

Literary Terms Online Handout

Freshman Survey

HW: Prior to tomorrow's class try your best to complete the Moodle Intro Unit entitled - Starting Strong: the Student in You. To access Moodle, use your HHS server account username and password. Click on the Moodle News Forum. Use the turnitin.com enrollment information and join your hour's class. While you're in turnitin.com, see if you can find the discussion forum topic related to "The Osage Orange Tree" and post a reply (this last activity is optional).

If you have trouble, don't panic! We'll figure it out in the coming days. GO DIRECTLY TO THE IMC AT THE START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY

Thursday

IMC Orientation - Meet in the IMC

Independent Reading -

Book Talk & Selections

YALSA Book Awards, Booklists, and Best of the Best for Nonmembers (click here)

YALSA Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 2nd Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

Non-fiction Informational Texts and Research Unit - Prelude
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?

HW: Informational Texts and Research
Round One: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (Google Doc and Word-Processed Document) is due at the start of class on Monday
. If you have trouble, don't panic! We'll figure it out in the coming days.

Bring ear buds/Headphones to class tomorrow.

Friday

Starting Strong: the Student in You & turnitin.com enrollment

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

805 Computer Lab

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

Learning Targets:

*Reading/comprehending non-fiction informational text proficiently (level one).
*Becoming a more "interactive reader" capable of interpreting, reproducing, evaluating, and applying new knowledge gained (levels two and three).
* Developing research skills, reading strategies and writing styles.
Reading Strategies That Work & SOAPSTone
(Semantic Map Paragraph Structure )

Short Story Unit - Prelude

William Stafford's "The Osage Orange Tree" (conclusion)

Learning Targets:

* Understanding Plot Development in the short story genre.
* Recognizing Literary Devices and their effects.

The Knot Hole Speech

Improving communication skills.
Communication and Stage Fright
(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.

HW: Informational Texts and Research
Round One: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (Google Doc and Word-Processed Document) is due at the start of class on Monday
.

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September 10th - 14th
Monday

The Knot Hole Speech - Stage Fright and Model Speech

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

YALSA Book Awards, Booklists, and Best of the Best for Nonmembers (click here)

YALSA Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 2nd Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

Non-fiction Informational Texts & Research Prelude -
The Rights of the Child

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

Round One: Discussion

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

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 by Wednesday Sept 12th. Bring ear buds/Headphones to class tomorrow.

Knot Hole Speech Preparation
(The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

Tuesday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day One

Independent Reading Handouts
- Interactive Reading & Level 1-2-3 questions

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

805 Computer Lab

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

Non-fiction Informational Texts & Research - Prelude
The Rights of the Child

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

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

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 by Wednesday Sept 12th.

Knot Hole Speech Preparation
(The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

Wednesday

Open House

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Two

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

Non-fiction Informational Texts & Research - Prelude
The Rights of the Child

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

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 Friday Sept 14th.

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz on Friday: Week One Days 1 - 4

Knot Hole Speech Preparation
(The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

Thursday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Three

ACT Reading Diagnostic Test

HW: Study for Barrons Vocab Quiz tomorrow.

Knot Hole Speech Preparation
(The Knot Hole Speech - Storytelling)

YALSA Book Awards, Booklists, and Best of the Best for Nonmembers (click here): FINAL SIGN UP DAY

YALSA Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 2nd Hour (click here)
YALSA Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW.

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round Three (link). This Assignment (in Google Doc) is due Friday Sept 14th.

"The Packers call a timeout." In honor of the Packers vs. da Bears game tonight, you may choose to use one of your time-outs to watch the game. This means that I will accept the Round Three assignment as being completed on time if you finish it by Sunday night.

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz is still on for tomorrow as scheduled. Week One Days 1 - 4.

Friday

Folder Exchange Day

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week One Days 1 - 4

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Four

HW: Informational Texts and Research: Round Three (link).. This Assignment (in Google Doc) is due by Sunday (midnight) Sept 16th.

Students observing the two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah will have until Wednesday to complete the Round Three Research on the CRC (after Wednesday all INC or M grades will receive a number grade). Please include a parent email to me that confirms your need for extra time (remember the original assignment was first given on Wednesday Sept 12th with a Friday Sept 14th due date)

PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE IMC EAST LAB AT THE START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY.

 

 

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September 17th - 21st
Homecoming Week
Monday
Observance Day - No School
Tuesday

Non-fiction Informational Texts & Research - Prelude
The Rights of the Child

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

Research: Noodle Tools

Journal Reflection: (click here)

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Five

HW: Journal Reflection: (click here) Submit to turnitin.com by class time tomorrow

Optional Assignment: Create a "Voki" reflection on The Convention of the Rights of the Child Research and your Experience as an Online Learner (see online resources for a Voki tutorial in Moodle Wiki Page).

 

Wednesday

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

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

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

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Author Biography

Pre-Reading Activity

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

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

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

 

Thursday
 

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

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

Story Discussion

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

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Sample Writing Prompt

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

BY FRIDAY Share your google doc with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com, just like last time and with your group members)

Title your document:

Your Group Name-Your Period-SSprompt

Rainsford -7-SSprompt

Zaroff -7-SSprompt

Whitney -7-SSprompt

Ivan -7-SSprompt

Friday

(Homecoming: Short Classes Periods 1-5)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Results Prep

Knot Hole Speech Reflection

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Two Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

 

HW: Enjoy Homecoming Weekend!

Optional HW: Contribute to your group's essay (e..g, articulation of a claim, possible supportive evidence, analysis and interpretation. Be sure to include the name of your group at the top of the page. color-code your contributions.

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Wednesday.

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September 24th - 28th
Monday

"The Most Dangerous Game" Writing Prompt Work

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

Transitions and Incorporating Quotes

Sample Prompt & Paragraph

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Two Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

 

HW: Complete your group "Most Dangerous Game" Paragraph 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tuesday

Writing Skills Checklist

Return Week One Barron Vocabulary Quiz

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)

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

Reading Strategy: Searching for Connections

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

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Spontaneous Public Reading

online pdf version => marigold

HW: Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Two Days 1 - 4 tomorrow.

HW: Complete your group "Most Dangerous Game" Paragraph 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW.

Wednesday

Early Release Day

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Two Days 1 - 4

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)

HW: Complete your group "Most Dangerous Game" Paragraph 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Thursday

"The Most Dangerous Game" Writing Prompt

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story Two: "Marigolds" by Eugenia Colliers

"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 on Friday.

Title your Google doc

SSprompt-Marigolds-Last Name- Period

SSPrompt-Marigolds-Wells-7th

 

Friday

"The Most Dangerous Game" Writing Prompts

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

Story Three:

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

Author Biography

Literary Terms: Setting , Theme , Characterization Theme 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

HW: Complete the Reading of the Story. "The Scarlet Ibis" illustrated by - YOU. Choose one scene to depict and include a pertinent quote. Put your "right brain" on display by Monday.

Choose a scene that illustrates the importance of either setting, foreshadowing, characterization, irony or theme

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October 1st - 5th
Monday

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

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

Peer Revision & Editing (click here)

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst - Illustrated Version

Choose a scene that illustrates the importance of either setting, foreshadowing, characterization, irony or theme

Short Story Unit Test Preparation

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

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

Wednesday: Short Story Unit Test (Writing Prompt) & Barron's Vocab Week Three Days 1 - 4

Tuesday

Progress Reports

Short Story Unit Test: Objective Section & Semantic Map

Return Week Two Barron Vocabulary Quiz

HW: Short Story Unit Test (Writing Prompt)

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4 tomorrow.

Wednesday

Short Story Unit Test: Writing Prompt

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4

Independent Reading Time - IRT

 

 

Thursday

Non-Fiction Portfolio Expectations (click here)

"Everything is an Argument"

"Your Brain on Fiction"

RAP Process (Annotation)

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

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute


1st hour
2nd hour
4th hour

Friday

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

Prior Knowledge: Novel, Author, Historical Context

"The Boundaries of Maycomb, Maycomb County Alabama "

Plot and Sub-plots

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

Vocabulary, Close Reading, Research and Writing

The Opening pages of Chapter One

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

HW: Independent Reading Project Presentation Preparation (Presentation Day - Wednesday October 10th)

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October 8th - 12th
Monday

Return Vocabulary Quizzes and SS Unit Objective Test

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Further Background Information

"Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself"

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)

Tuesday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Chapter One continued...(Interactive Reading: Annotations)

HW: Chapters two - three..(Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reflection Packet: Ch. 2 - 3 Due by Thursday.

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Reading Guide: Chapters 2 - 3 (click here)

Wednesday
Independent Reading: Presentation Day
Thursday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

TKM Reflection Packet: Chapter One (Discussion)

Find the Lines Activity

Further Background Information

"Brother Can You Spare a Dime?"

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Discussion of Chapters two and three

In class reading of chapter four....(Interactive Reading: Annotations)

Writing Conferences

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute (optional, but helpful)


1st hour
2nd hour
4th hour

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

HW: Please finish chapter four by tomorrow and read chapters five - seven by Monday. (Interactive Reading: Annotations)
TKM Reflection Packet: Ch. 4 - 7 Due by Monday.

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Reading Guide: Chapters 4 - 7 (click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

 

Friday

IMC East Lab

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Further Background Information

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 Chapter Four

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

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Reading Guide: Chapters 4 - 7 (click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

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October 15th - 19th
Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 1 - 3 (click here)

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

Boo Radley Plot Analysis

HW: Art and Photo Activity Due by tomorrow. Also, click on the following link to take a closer look at chapters 4 - 7 (Maycomb). Come with written notes in preparation for discussion.

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Tuesday

Parent/Teacher Conferences

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Maycomb: A Closer Look

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

In class reading of Chapter 8

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute (optional, but helpful)


1st hour
2nd hour
4th hour

 

HW: Please read chapters 8 - 9 by Thursday

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Reading Guide Handout: Chapters 8 - 9 (Click here)

Wednesday

Testing Day (Short Classes Periods 1-5)

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

HW: Please read chapters 8 - 9 by Thursday
Complete the Reading Guide Handout: Chapters 8 - 9 (Click here)

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

 

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 8 - 9 (Click here)

Thursday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

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) -

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Four Days 1 - 4 tomorrow.

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

Remembering Jim Crow (click here)
Listen Up (works using Safari as your browser)

To 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)

 

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 8 - 9

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

A New Dream Song
Unchained Memories

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Four Days 1 - 4

In class reading of chapter 10

HW: Please read chapters 10 - 11 by Monday

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

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

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 10 - 11 (Click here)

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

Remembering Jim Crow (click here) - Listen Up (click here)

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

Click on the discussion link (you may reply to someone - I posted two initial replies - and you may post your own reply)

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October 22nd - 26th
Monday

Art and Photography Project: Writing Skill - Lead ins to Quotes

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 10 - 11

Writing Prompt

Test on Part One Tomorrow.
Tuesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Test on Part One (objective)

Writing Prompt

 

Wednesday

Non-Fiction Portfolio Expectations (click here)

"Your Brain on Fiction"

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

RAP Process (Annotation)

The Juxtaposition:

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

HW: Complete the Non-Fiction Portfolio Article "The Black Church" using Noodle Tools: Notecards, Works Cited. (click here). Add the "Your Brain on Fiction" article to your Noodle Tools Portfolio (Works Cited Entry and Notecards)

Continue the discussion online at Turnitin.com (go to discussion topics - Race and Racism: Language, Literature, Law and Life And/Or the Juxtaposition discussion)

To 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)

 

Thursday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Book to Film?

Screen Writers and Film Directors
Plot Development and Scene Editing

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 discussion)

TKM Online Version (Option One Option Two)

Friday

Early Release Day

Discussion of Chapter 12

"Crossing the Tracks"

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.

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October 29th - November 2nd
Monday

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 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). Online discussion closes on Sunday night Nov. 4th.

 

Tuesday

Progress Reports

Return Part One Test -

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

The Supreme Court, Municipal Courts or Mob Justice?

Discussion of Chapter 15

Begin reading chapter 16

HW: Please finish reading Chapter 16 and Chapter 17.

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

 

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Discussion of Chapters 16 - 17

Website Evaluation (link)

"The Scottsboro Boys" Trials

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

Begin Reading Chapter 18

HW: For Thursday, 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 Friday.

Thursday

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 Friday.

Please read Chapters 21 and 22 by Monday. We will view the trial scene in class on Monday.

Friday

IMC East 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 Chapters 21 and 22 by Monday. 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 scene in class on Monday.

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

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November 5th - 9th
WCKE TESTING WEEK

Monday

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

Chapters 21 and 22

Swisseduc.ch - > Harper Lee
(click here)

Everything is an Argument

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

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

 

Tuesday

WCKE Testing Schedule

IMC EAST LAB

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

Discussion of Chapters Twenty-Three and Twenty Four

The Academy of Achievement

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

HW: Please **complete the reading of the novel by Thursday's class.

**Prior to reading chapter twenty-eight, make a prediction - in your Writer's Notebook- 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 chapter 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 chapter thirty-one.

Your revised draft of the short story essay was originally due tomorrow; however, I will extend the due date to Friday. ALL ESSAYS MUST BE REVISED AND HANDED IN BY FRIDAY (be sure to hand in the original draft, story, and rubric).

Wednesday

WCKE Testing Schedule

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

Current Events in Mrs. Gates's Class - RAP

HW: Complete the Non-Fiction Portfolio Article "As Darkness Fell" using Noodle Tools: Notecards, Works Cited by Friday. (click here).

Thursday

WCKE Testing Schedule

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

To Kill a Mockingbird

Chapter 25 - 30 -> Highlights and Lowlights

25: Maycomb's passing interest
26: Current Events: "Old Hitler" and Democracy
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"
30: "It'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"

In class reading of Chapter 31

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

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Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

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

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November 12th - 16th
Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Final Test

Barron's Vocabulary Quiz on Tomorrow

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

Tuesday

Barron's Vocabulary Quiz

The Academy of Achievement

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

Wednesday

Academy of Achievement Speeches: Questions/Concerns

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

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Thursday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day1 (3) (3)

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

Poetry Writing

Metaphorical Poem (handout)

Poetic Devices (link)

Narrative Writing

Create a Missing Scene

Show, Don't Tell

Dialogue

Due November 28th

 

Friday

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

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six on Tuesday

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November 19th - 23rd
Monday

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

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six Tomorrow

Creative Writing Activity Due November 28th

Tuesday

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

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six

Creative Writing Activity Due November 28th

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Thursday
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Friday
Thanksgiving Break - No School

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November 26th - 30th
Final Week of Trimester A
Monday

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

ACT Prep Activities

Final Exam Study Guide (Link)

 

Tuesday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 6 (4) (4)

Academy of Achievement: Final Reflection

Return TKM Part Two Test

Final Exam Study Guide (Link)

 
Wednesday

ACT Prep Activities

Creative Writing Projects

"The Mockingbird" by Mary Oliver

Final Exam Prep - Literature Review

 

Thursday

Early Release Day

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

 

Friday

Final Exam Day

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:39
2nd Hour Class 8:45 - 10:03

Sample Prompts

Looking Back, Looking Forward
(Progress Made, Goals Set)

The Puzzle Master

Lunch A (30 minutes)
3rd Hour Class 10:09 - 11:23
Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 12:05 - 1:18
2nd Hour Exam 1:24 - 2:37

 

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December 3rd - 7th
Monday

Final Exam Day

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:39
4th Hour Class 8:45 - 10:03

Sample Prompts

Looking Back, Looking Forward
(Progress Made, Goals Set)

The Puzzle Master


Lunch A (30 minutes)
5th Hour Class 10:09 - 11:23
Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 12:05 - 1:18
5th Hour Exam 1:24 - 2:37

Illiteracy is a Crime Waiting to Happen

Tuesday
Grading, Posting and Collaboration Day - No School
Wednesday
First Day of 2nd Trimester
Thursday
 
Friday