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August 26th - 30th
Monday
Please view the website screencast and complete the Freshman Survey
Tuesday
Teacher Orientation Day - 1
Wednesday
Teacher Orientation Day - 2
Thursday
Teacher Orientation Day - 3
Friday
 

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September 2nd - 6th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

Welcome to Room 803

Introductions...IB

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

Personal and Academic Communication:
Homestead Student Email (5-2@students.com.mtsd.k12.wi.us)

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

 

Short Story Unit - Prelude

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

Some background information on the author, the osage tree and the time period (Stafford bio) (the osage tree) (dust bowl)

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
*SOAPSTone Reading Strategy

Literary Terms Online Handout

Freshman Survey

HW: Prior to Monday's class please 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 theMoodle 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
No School
Friday

IMC Orientation - Meet in the IMC

Independent Reading -

Book Talk & Selections

Homestead's IMC Online: Find a Good Book (click here)

Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)

Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

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

Moodle and turnitin.com enrollment


Make sure you have your 3-Ring Binder on Monday!

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September 9th - 13th
Monday

Course Handouts

Starting Strong: the Student in You

TED Talk: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts 9 - 2 - 2

Quiet: The Introvert - Extrovert Spectrum

23 Signs You're and Introvert

RAP - Summarizing, Annotating, and Critical Reading

6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts

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 Tuesday, those who have not signed up yet will
be assigned a day. Speeches begin on Friday.

Bring personal devices - iPads, laptops - and ear buds/Headphones to class on Tuesday.

HW: RAP Introvert Article (due tomorrow)

Tuesday

The Class Survey

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week One Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 1

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?

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.

HW: Round One: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment should be completed in your Google Doc.

If you finish the steps in Round One, you can move on to Round Two - Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (in the same Google Document) is due by Thursday.

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

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

 

Wednesday

Curriculum Night

Writing Skills Assessment

The Knot Hole Speech - Preparation, Stage Fright and Model Speech

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

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).

Homestead's IMC Online: Find a Good Book (click here)

Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)

Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

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

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

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

Thursday

Independent Reading -

Book Talk & Selections

Homestead's IMC Online: Find a Good Book (click here)

Sign Up 1st Hour (click here)

Sign Up 4th Hour (click here)

Project Expectations (click here)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Friday

ACT Reading Diagnostic Test

"Gramma Matters" and "Speling two"

HW: Study for Barrons Vocab Quiz on Monday.

Informational Texts and Research: Round Three - Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (click here). This Assignment (in the same Google Document) is due by Tuesday.

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

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS ON MONDAY.

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September 16th - 20th
Monday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day One

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week One Days 1 - 4

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)
Project Presentation Due Date - October 8th

Bring personal devices - iPads, laptops - and ear buds/Headphones to class

Tuesday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Two

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

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

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

Journal Reflection: (click here)

ACT Reading Diagnostic Test Results

 

HW: Journal Reflection: (click here) Submit to turnitin.com by THURSDAY

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

Wednesday

***NO Knot Hole Speeches -

1ST HOUR - IMC - East Lab
4TH HOUR - IMC - 805 LAB

Method Test Prep - Punctuation: Commas

Research: Noodle Tools & RAP (annotation)

Your Non-Fiction Portfolio Project Name:

1st hour: 1TriA-Non-Fiction Port-1-Last Name

4th hour: 1TriA-Non-Fiction Portfolio-4-Last Name

Teacher Drop Boxes:

1st hour: 1TriA-NonFiction-1st

4th hour: 1TriA-NonFiction - 4th

Source Entry: 6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts(click here)

HW: Journal Reflection: (click here) Submit to turnitin.com by THURSDAY

Thursday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Three

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

Author Biography

Pre-Reading Activity & Exposition of the Story

Reading Strategies That Work & SOAPSTone

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

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

Learning Targets:

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

HW: Journal Reflection: (click here) Submit to turnitin.com by 11:59 tonight. Review the Literary Terms: Characterization, Dynamic and Static Characters, Types of Conflict , Foreshadowing, Setting, and Allusion

 

Friday

***NO Knot Hole Speeches -

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 One: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

In Class Reading

online version = >

HW: Complete the Post-Reading "The Most Dangerous Game"Moodle Activity: Setting, Point of View, Conflict, Characterization, Theme.

 

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September 23rd - 27th
Monday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Four

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

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

Story Discussion


(Semantic Map Paragraph Structure )

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Collaborative Writing Prompt Activity

HW: Method Test Prep - Punctuation: Commas Quiz (retake by tomorrow - GO FOR THE GREEN!)

Independent Reading Annotation Check on Thursday
Project Expectation
s (click here)
Project Presentation Due Date - October 8th
Tuesday

The Knot Hole Speech - Day Five

Knot Hole Speech Reflection

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Two Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 2

Week Two Vocab Quiz on Thursday

Unit One: Short Stories and Non-Fiction Selections

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

(Semantic Map Paragraph Structure )

Supportive Evidence (Semantic Map Development)

Collaborative Writing Prompt Activity

 

HW: Method Test Prep: Creating Concise Sentences Quiz (5/5 by next Tuesday GO FOR THE GREEN!))

Independent Reading Annotation Check on Thursday
Project Expectation
s (click here)
Project Presentation Due Date - October 8th

Wednesday

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

MDG Writing Samples (Click Here)

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)

Reading Strategies That Work & SOAPSTone

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Spontaneous Public Reading

HW: Week Two Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Take time to read over the MDG Writing Samples (Click Here)

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW
Independent Reading Annotation Check tomorrow

Thursday

Independent Reading Annotation Check

Week Two Vocab Quiz

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)
Project Presentation Due Date - October 8th

Story Two: "Marigolds" by Eugenia Colliers

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Spontaneous Public Reading

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

Incorporating quotes into your writing

online pdf version => marigold

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

HW: Complete a Semantic Map of your individual "Marigolds" Writing Prompt by class on Friday. Also create a google doc (and share it with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com). We will be working in pairs on the draft of this paragraph in class tomorrow.

Title your Google doc

Period - SSprompt-Marigolds-Last Name

7th- SSPrompt-Marigolds-Beardon

 

Friday

Story Two: "Marigolds" by Eugenia Colliers

"Marigolds" Writing Prompts - Collaborative Writing

Independent Reading Project Thesis Statements

Story Three: "The Lottery" - by Shirley Jackson

HW: Complete a Final Draft of your "Marigolds" Writing Prompt response by class on Monday (in your google doc). Read Story Three: "The Lottery"

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September 30th - October 4th
(Homecoming Week)
Monday

"Marigolds" Writing Prompts - Peer Revision & Peer Edit

Story Three: "The Lottery" - by Shirley Jackson

Close Reading Activity

Story Four:"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 - Wenatchee High School

 

HW: Read the first half of Story Four "The Scarlet Ibis."Stop at the bottom of page: "We decided to that when we were grown we'd live in Old Woman Swamp and pick dog-tongue..."

Annotate the text with marginal notations as you look for examples of the Literary listed below. Use the following abbreviations:
Setting = SET; Theme = T; Characterization = C; Irony = I; Symbolism = SYM; Foreshadowing = F and Allusion = A

Tuesday

Story Three: "The Lottery" - by Shirley Jackson

Close Reading Activity

Story Four: "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

 

 

HW: Short Story Unit Exam Part One Tomorrow. To prepare for the exam look over the "Most Dangerous Gam"e Writing Samples (Click Here) , your own collaborative work on "Marigolds" and then complete the following activity related to "The Scarlet Ibis."

Choose a scene and illustrate the importance of one of the following: setting, foreshadowing, characterization, irony symbolism or theme. Select a brief quote that corresponds to that scene and include it somewhere on the drawing.

On the back side of your drawing:

Create a claim sentence (related S,F,C,I, S, or T)
Include evidence from the text you selected
(lead-in to a supportive quotation)
Provide an explanation (3rd person commentary)

 

Independent Reading Project Presentation Preparation (Presentation Day - Tuesday October 8th)

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW

Method Test Prep: Organization of Sentences

Wednesday

Short Story Unit Test: Objective Section & Semantic Map

Independent Reading Time - IRT
Project Expectations (click here)
Project Presentation Due Date - October 8th

HW: Short Story Unit Test (Writing Prompt)

BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW

Independent Reading Project Presentation Preparation (Presentation Day - Tuesday October 8th)

Thursday

Short Story Unit Test: Writing Prompt

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

HW: Independent Reading Project Presentation Preparation (Presentation Day - Tuesday October 8th)

Friday

"Everything is an Argument"

"Your Brain on Fiction" - RAP

Noodle Tools and RAP Process (Annotation)

 

HW: Independent Reading Project Presentation Preparation (Presentation Day - Tuesday October 8th)

Complete the "Your Brian on Fiction" RAP/Noodle Tools Process by Wednesday.

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October 7th - 11th
Monday

Return Vocabulary Quizzes and SS Unit Objective Test

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Three Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 3

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

Prior Knowledge: Novel, Author, Historical Context

Plot and Sub-plots

 

HW: Independent Reading Project Presentations Day Tomorrow. Make sure that you bring your book (with annotations) along with your project.

Complete the "Your Brian on Fiction" RAP/Noodle Tools Process by Wednesday.

Tuesday

Independent Reading Project Presentations Day

Method Test Prep: Parallel Verb Tense

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

Prior Knowledge: Novel, Author, Historical Context

Plot and Sub-plots

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute

1st hour
4th hour

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4 Tomorrow

Complete the "Your Brian on Fiction" RAP/Noodle Tools Process by tomorrow.

Wednesday

Barrons Vocab Quiz on Week Three Days 1 - 4

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Return Short Story Unit Writing Prompts

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

Characters and Themes

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

Vocabulary, Close Reading, Research and Writing

Harper Lee's SYNTAX - the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language

The Opening pages of Chapter One - (Audio)
"The Boundaries of Maycomb, Maycomb County Alabama "

Allusion Hunt: Click on your hour and contribute

1st hour
4th hour

HW: Revise (R), create(C), and print (P) a word-processed hardcopy of the following documents and bring each of these document to class on Monday:

*Your Short Story Unit Writing Prompt (in class doc) R & C & P
Your CRC Three Rounds of Mini-Research (google doc) R & P
Your "Marigolds" collaborative/individual (google doc)
R & P

*Submit THE UNIT EXAM DOC to turnitin.com by MON. Oct. 14th.

Participate in the Allusion Hunt

For an Online Version of TKM go to Moodle (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Thursday


1st hour
4th hour

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

English Language/Reading =>ACT Prep

Chapter One: Interactive Reading (Annotations)

Further Background Information

"The only thing we have to Fear, is Fear Itself"
(Link)

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter One
Fill out TKM Reading Guide Handout for Chapter One

Revise and create a word-processed hardcopy of the following documents and bring each of these document to class on Monday:

Your Short Story Unit Exam Writing Prompt (in class doc)
Your CRC Three Rounds of Mini-Research (google doc)
Your "Marigolds" collaborative/individual paragraph (google doc)

Submit THE UNIT EXAM DOC to turnitin.com by MONDAY Oct. 14th.

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Chapters Two & Three- Reading Day

Find the Lines Activity

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


1st hour
4th hour

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

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapters Two - Four by Monday
Complete Reading Guide: Chapters 2 - 3 (click here) and begin the Reading Guide for Chapter 4 - 5. Only complete the parts that pertain to chapter four.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Revise and create a word-processed hardcopy of the following documents and bring each of these document to class on Monday:

*Your Short Story Unit Writing Prompt (in class doc) R & C &P
Your CRC Three Rounds of Mini-Research (google doc) R & P
Your "Marigolds" collaborative/individual (google doc)
R & P

*Submit THE UNIT EXAM DOC to turnitin.com by MON. Oct. 14th.

Participate in the Allusion Hunt

 

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October 14th - 18th
Monday

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

 

HW: Please finish Chapter Five by Tuesday
TKM Reading Guide Packet: Ch. 4 - 5 Due tomorrow

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Reading Guide: Chapters 4 - 7 (click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

TKM Art and Photo Project Due on Thursday Click Here

 

Tuesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

Discussion of Chapters Two- Five

Please read chapters six - seven by Wednesday. (Interactive Reading: Annotations) TKM Reflection Packet: Ch. 6 - 7 Due by Wednesday.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Reading Guide: Chapters 4 - 7 (click here)

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7(click here)

 

Wednesday

Early Release Day

PSAT Day

Boo Radley Plot Analysis

TKM Art and Photo Project Due on Tomorrow Click Here

 

Thursday

 

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Four Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 4

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

"Your Brain on Fiction"

Boo Radley Plot Analysis

Maycomb: A Closer Look

Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 7 (click here)

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


1st hour
4th hour

 

HW: For tomorrow, please complete the reading of chapter 8 and the first three pages of chapter 9. Stop after the lines: "Then Christmas came and disaster struck."

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

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

 

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

English Language/Reading => ACT Prep

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

Listen Up (if it does not work with Chrome or Firefox, try using Safari as your browser)

A Snowstorm in Maycomb and in Room 803

Remembering Jim Crow (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
(if it does not work with Chrome or Firefox, try using Safari as your browser)

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

*You will need to enroll in the 1Honors All (2013-14) Enrollment information is found in Moodle in the Class Organization Section (look for the "yellow highlighted info).

Be sure to review the guidelines for proper netiquette before participating. (click here) - Enrollment info is also found here.

Once you are enrolled in the class 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 reply to me and/or start a new "thread" by posting your own reply to the topic).

HW: Complete the reading of chapter 9 by Monday.

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

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October 21st - 25th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Four Days 1 - 4

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

In class reading of chapter 10 (Audio)

HW: Please complete the reading of chapters 10 - 11 by Tuesday

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

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)

Tuesday

Art and Photography Project:

Writing Skill - Incorporating Quotes into Writing

Elevated Word Choice (Barrons Vocabulary)

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 10 - 11

English Language/Reading => ACT Prep

Writing About Literature - Responding to Prompts (Semantic Map Structure)

Test on Part One Tomorrow.
Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Test on Part One (objective)

Writing Prompt

Thursday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 1 & 2

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

Method Test Prep:Creating Concise Sentences (Sept 23rd)
Method Test Prep: Organization of Sentences (Oct 1st)
Method Test Prep
: Parallel Verb Tense
(Oct 7th)
Method Test Prep: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement (Oct 25th)

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Swisseduc.ch - > Harper Lee (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

Non-Fiction Portfolio Expectations:

General comment (Mr. Wells) – “The Black Church”
NoodleTools Non-Fiction Portfolios Expectations ( /22 pts):

___/5 RAP - Create a Direct Quote Card with the main idea/thesis & one other key quote from the article that supports the thesis.

___/5 Create a Summary Card - Paraphrase the information from one paragraph in the article that supports the main idea/thesis. Provide the opening three words of the first sentence and the page #. (Three sentences max).

___/ 5 20-word summary of article (in Works Cited Annotation Box)

___ / 5 Additional Marginal Notes - Connect to literature, class discussion or personal experience (two sentences max - Idea Card). Reflect on how this reading expands your worldview/ your self-knowledge / or your understanding of the past/present (two sentences max - Idea Card).

___ / 2 Create MLA documentation

 

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)

Friday

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 Noodle Tools Notecard on literary connections for chapter 12. Continue the discussion online at Turnitin.com (go to discussion topics - Race and Racism: Language, Literature, Law and Life And/Or The Legacy of Jim Crow & the Harlem Renaissance discussion)

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

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October 28th - November 1st
Monday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Five Days 3 & 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 5

Method Test Prep:Creating Concise Sentences (Sept 23rd)
Method Test Prep: Organization of Sentences (Oct 1st)
Method Test Prep
: Parallel Verb Tense
(Oct 7th)

Method Test Home Page: Complete list of Quizzes

Return Part One Objective Test -

 

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

Discussion of Chapter 12

In Class Reading of Chapter 13

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters 13 - 14 In your Notebook complete a Reading Journal for chapter14: 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.

 
Tuesday

Progress Reports

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

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: Continue the discussion online at Turnitin.com (go to discussion topics - The Legacy of Jim Crow & The Harlem Renaissance and/or The Clinton 12 and Emmett Till discussion). Online discussion closes on Sunday night Nov. 3rd.

 

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Five Tomorrow

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz - Week Five

To Kill a Mockingbird: Part Two

AP Prep - English Comprehension

In class reading and Discussion of Chapter 15.

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.

HW: Please finish reading Chapters 15 and 16. 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 - The Legacy of Jim Crow & The Harlem Renaissance and/or The Clinton 12 and Emmett Till discussion). Online discussion closes on Sunday night Nov. 3rd.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Thursday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Discussion of Chapters 15 and 16

Website Evaluation (link)

"The Scottsboro Boys" Trials

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Scottsboro Boys Research Activity

HW: For Friday, complete Chapter 17

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

Friday

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: Read Chapters 18, 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 on Monday.

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

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

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November 4th - 8th

Monday

Discussion of Chapter 19 and Writing Prompt

In Class Reading of Chapter 20

Please finish reading Chapters 20 and 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 scene in class on Tuesday.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Tuesday

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

Chapters 20 and 21

Swisseduc.ch - > Harper Lee
(click here)

Everything is an Argument

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

 

Wednesday

The Academy of Achievement

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

Google Form Member Selections - 1st Hour (click here)

Google Form Member Selections - 4th Hour (click here)

 

Please complete the reading of Chapters 22 and 23 by Tomorrow.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

Thursday

First Hour: Please meet in Room 104

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

To Kill a Mockingbird

AP Prep - Reading Comprehension

Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23

Preparation for Current Events in Mrs. Gates's Class -
RAP - Summarizing, Annotating, and Critical Reading (CLICK HERE)

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

HW: Complete the RAP of the Article "As Darkness Fell." Please create an annotated  Works Cited entry in your Non-Fiction portfolio.  You can find the necessary information at the following amazon link - Scroll down to the Product Details.

Be sure you have read and Annotated this article before reading chapter 26.

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird


Discussion of Chapters 22 and 23
(continued)

Method Test Prep: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement (Nov 11th)
Method Test Prep:
Subject-Verb Agreement (Nov 12th)
Method Test Prep: Transitional Phrases (Nov 14th)

Method Test Home Page: Complete list of Quizzes

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:

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

Share Project with Teacher Drop Box:

1st-AofA-TRI-A
4th-AofA-TRI-A

Some Students asked for a visual of the Notecards I created and showed in class. Here you go (you do not necessarily have to have the same number of same headings): click here

HW: Please read chapters 24 - 26 by Monday

Complete the RAP of the Article "As Darkness Fell." Please create an annotated  Works Cited entry in your Non-Fiction portfolio.  You can find the necessary information at the following amazon link - Scroll down to the Product Details.

Be sure you have read and RAPed this article before reading chapter 26.

 

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November 11th - 15th
Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Chapter 24 - 26 -> Highlights and Lowlights

24: Aunt Alexandra's and Her Missionary Circle
25: Maycomb's passing interest & Mr. Underwood's Editorial (Link) (link) (link)
26: Current Events: Cecil's "Old Hitler" Report & Miss Gates's Democracy

AP Prep - Reading & English Comprehension

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:

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

Share Project with Teacher Drop Box:

1st-AofA-TRI-A
4th-AofA-TRI-A

Some Students asked for a visual of the Notecards I created and showed in class. Here you go (you do not necessarily have to have the same number of same headings): click here

 

HW: Please read Chapters 27 & 28 **Prior to reading chapter twenty-eight, make a prediction - on the Index Card - How will Harper Lee bring the story to a conclusion as Jem and Scout begin their "longest journey together"? Those who have already read beyond chapter 28 or who have already finished the book please respond in writing to the following: How well did Harper Lee provide a resolution (the act of solving a problem, dispute or contentious matter) to her story.


Tuesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Chapter 27 - 28 -> 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)

Literary Criticism

The Academy of Achievement and Noodle Tools

Sample Research Notes and Outline (click here)

 

HW: Please read Chapters 29 & 30. We will read Chapter 31 in class tomorrow. **On Wednesday 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 Wednesday to read chapter thirty-one.

For an Online Version go to Moodle for the link (To Kill a Mockingbird Unit)

 

Wednesday

To Kill a Mockingbird:

Chapter 29 - 30 -> Highlights and Lowlights

29: "Hey, Boo"
30: "It'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"

Chapter 31

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

Academy of Achievement Speeches: Questions/Concerns

Thursday

Early Release Day

Method Test Prep:Who vs. Whom (Nov 19th)
Method Test Prep: Eliminate Redundancy or Repetition (Nov 21st)

Method Test Home Page: Complete list of Quizzes

The Academy of Achievement and Noodle Tools

Friday

To Kill a Mockingbird

Exam Review Activity

The Academy of Achievement

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

Some Students asked for a visual of the Notecards I created and showed in class. Here you go (you do not necessarily have to have the same number and same headings): click here

Model Speech Outline

Model Speech Quote Cards

Model Speech Visual

The Academy of Achievement and Noodle Tools

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November 18th - 22nd
Monday

To Kill a Mockingbird: Final Test

 

Tuesday

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 1 - 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

 

Method Test Prep:Who vs. Whom (Nov 19th)
Method Test Prep: Eliminate Redundancy or Repetition (Nov 21st)

Method Test Home Page: Complete list of Quizzes

Academy of Achievement: Speech Schedule

Some Students asked for a visual of the Notecards I created and showed in class. Here you go (you do not necessarily have to have the same number and same headings): click here

Model Speech Outline

Model Speech Quote Cards

Model Speech Visual

The Academy of Achievement and Noodle Tools

 

 

Wednesday

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

AP Prep - English Comprehension

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

 

 

Thursday

Academy of Achievement Speeches - Day 2 (4) (4)

The Jena Six (continued)

 

Poetry Writing

Metaphorical Poem (handout)

Poetic Devices (link)

Narrative Writing

Create a Missing Scene

Show, Don't Tell

Dialogue

Creative Writing Activity Due November 26th

 

Friday

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

Vocabulary and Language

Barrons Vocabulary Study - Week Six Days 1 - 4

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skill # 6

To Kill a Mockingbird - Special Features

Creative Writing Activity Due November 26th

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Six on Monday

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November 25th - 29th

 

Monday

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

Barron's Week Six Vocabulary Quiz

Creative Writing Activity Due Tomorrow

Tuesday

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

Academy of Achievement: Final Reflection

 

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

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December 2nd - 6th
Exam Week

Monday

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

Next Year English Options
Academy of Achievement: Research, Speech, Assessment
(Catherine Reynolds Foundation - Aof A Sponsor)

Submit your Academy of Achievement Reflection to Turnitin.com tonight.

Portfolio Folders

Exam Overview

Current Grade (10% Exam)
Exam Exemption Eligibility (Tri A or Tri B)

Test Components:
Short Story - MC Questions
English (ACT) - MC
Close Reading (Pre-AP) - Mc
Essay - Choice between TWO Prompts
(Vocabulary Embedded)

How Can I Prepare Tonight // Tomorrow Night?

Go to Website: Home Page (English Nine Link) & Daily Calendar (Online Versions)
Main Characters
Important Scenes
Key Qoutes
Themes - 20 Word Summary

Submit your Academy of Achievement Reflection to Turnitin.com tonight.

Return TKM Part Two Test

Creative Writing Projects

Literary Criticism

"The Mockingbird" by Mary Oliver

ACT Practice

Submit your Academy of Achievement Reflection to Turnitin.com tonight.

Tuesday

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

ACT Prep Activities

Sample Prompts

The Puzzle Master


2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Wednesday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

ACT Prep Activities

Sample Prompts

The Puzzle Master


Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Thursday
Trimester Break - No School
Friday
2nd Trimester Day One