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December 2nd - 6th
Monday
 
Tuesday
Final Exam Day One
Wednesday
Final Exam Day Two
Thursday
Trimester Break - No School
Friday

Welcome (back) to Room 803

Introductions...IB

Walking on the Moon

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 Login (see news forum), 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 Monday!)

Complete the Freshman Survey

Portrait Poetry: "I Am" Poems

"I'm Nobody, Who are You?" Emily Dickinson

"I Am Not I" Juan Ramone Jimenez

"I Am!" John Clare

Your Portrait Poem Options

~ Am Gaeth i m-Muir ~ Song of Amergin

HW: Portrait Poem (Word Processed Hard Copy and Google doc) due Monday (15 pts)

Portrait Poem Assignment Expectations

( click here)

New Students to Room 803 Complete the Freshman Survey by Tuesday

Please bring your Barrons Vocabulary Book to class on Monday

 

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December 9th - 13th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days One and Two

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Your Portrait Poems

Gerda Weissmann Klein: One Survivor Remembers

Yad Vashem - "A Place and A Name": Link

HW: Please view the video entitled:

Yad Vashem - Remembering the Past Shaping the Future. LINK

In your Notebook:
List THREE insights that you gained from viewing this video.
Raise ONE question for discusssion

Tuesday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Prior Knowledge
Terminology
Yad Vashem - "A Place and A Name": Link


Historical Context
United States Holocaust Memorial: Link One, Link Two

Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio - Article One
(Rubric)
Racism: An Overview (link)
Introduction to the Holocaust (link)
Nazi Propaganda (link)
Kristallnacht (link)

(Hitler Youth - link) (1936 Olympic Games - link)


FLEX TIME - NOODLETOOLS WORKSHOP

HW: Non-Fiction Reading Portfolio - Article One (Rubric) - RAP the article you received in the "count off" and complete an Annotated Works Cited entry for that article. Your works cited entry and annotation should look like this (with your article title instead of this example).

"Racism: An Overview." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 11 May 2012. 
     Web. 6 Dec. 2012. http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005184 
     Nazi theories about "biological determinism" and "Aryan" superiority impacted all sectors of 
     Germany. Enemy races were systematically "cleansed" from society.    

 

Notice the Order:

Article Title. Name of Web Site Section. Sponsor/Publisher of the Site. Last Update. Date of Access. URL.

Annotation Box: 20-word Summary

 

After you have completed your Annotated Works Cited Entry, click here: Holocaust Research

Computers will be available for you to work on your second article in NoodleTools.

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days Three and Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10

Computer Time

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)
Parallelism (link )
Quizzes on Parallel Structures (link link)
Subject/Pronoun Agreement (link - see tricky points of usage)


Holocaust Research In-Class Activity

1) If you have come to class prepared with your selected article (either as a hard copy or in a google doc.), please proceed to the following LINK . (Note the sample documents below).

If you have not completed last night's homework, click here: Holocaust Research

Sample article of hard copy RAP and NoodleTools notecards (Link)

Sample Google Doc of RAP using highlighting and comment features (Link)

HW: Non-Fiction Portfolio Article Two (Rubric) Due tomorrow

Vocabulary Quiz on Friday

Thursday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Reading Purpose: Interactive, Annotative, Meditative

The Preface (excerpt)
The Opening Pages: Moishe the Beadle (Listen/read pages 3 - 8)

Night Reading Day

HW: Please read through page 28.
Please stop and create three sticky note observations and/or questions (level 2-3) about Wiesel's writing.

Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow

Friday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Reading Guide Handout

Discussion of Night

Night Reading Day (Listen/read pages 29 - 34)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days One - Four

HW: Please read through page 47.
Use sticky notes for annotations
Complete Reading Guide Handout - assigned section

List of new characters

Assigned Theme

 

 

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December 16th - 20th
Monday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Discussion of Night: Developing Themes

Impromptu - Dehumanization and Desensitization

Night Reading Day

HW: Please read through page 65.
Use sticky notes for annotations
Complete Reading Guide Handout - assigned section

 


Tuesday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Prompt Revision - Dehumanization and Desensitization

Auschwitz (Animated Map) (article)
Buna-Monowitz camp. Poland, (map) (photo)

Gleiwitz:

In mid-January 1945, as Soviet forces approached the Auschwitz concentration camp complex, the SS began evacuating Auschwitz and its subcamps. SS units forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to march west from the Auschwitz camp system. Thousands had been killed in the camps in the days before these death marches began.Tens of thousands of prisoners, mostly Jews, were forced to march either northwest for 55 kilometers (approximately 30 miles) to Gliwice (Gleiwitz)...Upon arrival in Gliwice and Wodzislaw, the prisoners were put on unheated freight trains and transported to concentration camps in Germany, particularly to Flossenbürg, Sachsenhausen, Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald, Dachau, and also to Mauthausen in Austria. The rail journey lasted for days. Without food, water, shelter, or blankets, many prisoners did not survive the transport. Auschwitz (article)

Buchenwald (map)

Discussion of Night: One-to-One

Night Reading Day (Listen/read pages 66 - 68)


HW: Please read through page 103. Please stop and create a reflective journal entry response with three observations and/or questions (level 1-2-3).
Complete Reading Guide Handout - assigned section

 

Wednesday

AP Reading Practice

Elie Wiesel's Night

The Final Chapters (Listen/read)

AP Reading Practice

"Witnesses for the Witness"

Select a passage for recitation.

The passage you select should be one that impacts you in a profound manner.

The selected passage may be either:

a) strictly narrative or dialouge (individual)

b) a dialogue and narration (with a partner) or

c) a combination of narrative and monologue (with a partner).


Identify the page(s) number(s) of your passage of interest along with the beginning and ending of the passage. See samples in Sign Up

Each person must create an embellished document with your text. Include a brief two-three sentence introductory context to the passage you (and your partner) have selected.

Individual Recitation: The narrative passage must be between 20 to 30 lines in length.

Partner Recitation: During the dialogue or narrative/monologue passage each person must recite between 15 - 20 lines. Include a sentence or two the provides the context for the passage.

Night: Oral Recitation Sign Up
Please sign up prior to the Winter Break

 

HW: Prompt Revision - Dehumanization and Desensitization submit your essay to Turnitin.com and bring in a hard copy by Friday.

Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the Witness"

Oral Recitations Will Take Place on January 6th and 7th

 

 
Thursday

IMC - Introduction to Research: Part One

Introduction to The Big Six - Research Process ( link )

Surface Web and Deep Web Activity

Research and Noodle Tools

Advice from Your Peers (LINK)

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf - - Online Databases

HW: Prompt Revision - Dehumanization and Desensitization submit your essay to Turnitin.com and bring in a hard copy by Friday.

Night: Oral Recitation Sign Up
Please sign up ASAP - be sure to check which passages have been selected before you enter your choice.

Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the Witness"

Oral Recitations Will Take Place on January 6th and 7th
(see Wednesday above for further details)

 

Friday

Independent Reading Selection Activity

Independent Reading Book Sign up: CLICK HERE

Annotation Checks: Jan 3rd (1/2) and Jan 13th (finished book)

ALL WRITING PROMPTS ARE DUE BY MONDAY JANUARY 20TH

 

IMC - Introduction to Research: Part Two

Resources - Search Methods- Tools

Exploring Possible Topics

Research Question & Key Word Searches: Deep Web & Noodle Tools

Research Project:

Document and Speech link

Essay Components and Timeline: First Deadlines

Create a New Project Noodle Tools (2Tri-Research Project 2013-14)
Due Today

Topic Selection Template -
Submission of topics through Research Topic Selection Form
Due January 3rd
- Topics will be approved on a first come, first get basis
(no duplicates)

Concerns and Questions

 

Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the Witness"

Night: Oral Recitation Sign Up
Please sign up ASAP - be sure to check which passages have been selected before you enter your choice.

Independent Reading Book Sign up: CLICK HERE

Reading during Vacation: Be sure to complete sticky note annotations. If you complete your book and you would like a Writing Prompt, please send me an email request at
wellslearning803@gmail.com - I will send you one of the writing prompts

 

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December 23rd - 27th
Monday
Winter Break - No School
Tuesday
Winter Break - No School
Wednesday
Winter Break - No School
Thursday
Winter Break - No School
Friday
Winter Break - No School

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December 30th - January 3rd
Monday
Winter Break - No School
Tuesday
Winter Break - No School
Wednesday
Winter Break - No School
Thursday

Oprah Winfrey Interview

Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the Witness" - Model of Passage Recitation

Night: Oral Recitation Sign Up
Please sign up ASAP - be sure to check which passages have been selected before you enter your choice.

Independent Reading Book Sign up: CLICK HERE

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

"The Plank"

Rebekah Berger May

University of New Orleans

HW: Resarch Topics- Due Tomorrow

Topic Selection Template -

Submission of topics through Research Topic Selection Form

Topics will be approved on a first come, first get basis
(no duplicates)

Research Topics - Approved

Annotation Checks: Jan 13th (1/2) and Jan 17th (finished book)

Friday

Research Topics - Approved

Return In-Class/Revised Essays

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
Parallelism (link )
Quizzes on Parallel Structures (link link)

Elie Wiesel's Night

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article (2) Ethical Essay Winner
* Note there are two 20-word summaries for this RAP

Works Cited Format for a Book (see link for source details)

Author of Essay. Title of the Essay. Title of the Book. Publisher Information (city:company year). page numbers. Type of Source.

 

Research Components and Timeline

 

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January 6th - 10th
Monday

"Frozen Day"


Please read the following "frozen days" message Click Here

Research Topics - Approved

Once your Research Topic has been approved, you can begin building your Annotated Bibliography for your Research Project (begin with entries from the Databases: SIRS, CQ Researcher, Issues and Controveries) - 10 Entries are due by Monday, January 13th

Research Components and Timeline

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article (2) Ethical Essay Winner
* Note there are two 20-word summaries for this RAP

Works Cited Format for a Book (see link for source details)

Author of Essay. Title of the Essay. Title of the Book. Publisher Information (city:company year). page numbers. Type of Source.

The Socratic Seminars will take place on Thursday, Friday and Monday (one a day). Everyone should be prepared for their Seminar on Thursday.

Annotation Checks: Jan 13th - Independent Reading Writing Prompts

Research Components and Timeline

 

Oral Interpretation Preparation of Night passage- "Witnesses for the Witness" begin Tomorrow

Tuesday

FROZEN AGAIN

Please read the following "frozen days" message Click Here

Research Topics - Approved

Socratic Seminar Preparation

The Socratic Seminars will take place on Friday, Monday and Tuesday (one a day). Everyone should be prepared for their Seminar on Friday.

Independent Reading Book Sign up: CLICK HERE

Independent Reading Book: Writing Prompts due January 20th (click here)

Wednesday

Day One: Oral Interpretation Presentations - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

"Dante's Prayer" - Sung by Loreena McKennitt

Research Ongoing - Noodle Tools Annotated Bibliography (Online Databases)

Insert your research question and initial thesis draft in your NoodleTools dashboard

The Socratic Seminars will take place on Friday, Monday and Tuesday (one a day). Everyone should be prepared for their Seminar on Thursday.

Thursday

Testing Day

Day Two: Oral Interpretation Presentations - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

"Grace" - Sung by James Taylor

The El Paso, Texas Holocaust Museum - Lesson in Tolerance

Independent Reading Book: Writing Prompts due January 20th (click here)

Friday

Socratic Seminar - Day One

IMC Research Day

Research Topics - Approved

Research Ongoing - Noodle Tools Annotated Bibliography (Online Databases)

Insert your research question and initial thesis draft in your NoodleTools dashboard

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Continue building your Annotated Bibliography for your Research Project (begin with entries from the Databases: SIRS, CQ Researcher, Issues and Controveries) - 10 Entries are due by Monday, January 13th

Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

10 Annotated Bibliography Entries are due by Monday, January 13th

Independent Reading Book: Writing Prompts due January 20th (click here)

First Annotation Check: Monday Jan 13th

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January 13th - 17th
Monday

Socratic Seminar - Day Two

First Annotation Check: Jan 13th

IMC Research Day

Research Ongoing -

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Additional Research

Free Web - ProCon.org
How to cite (Research hyper-linked sources and/or
Return to foot-noted sources)

International Debate Education Association ( link)
How to Use Debatabase (link)
Top 100 Debates (link )

Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

Draft of Thesis & Three Arguments (Order) Submit in Noodle Tools by Wedensday

 

Annotation Check # 2: Jan 17th

ALL WRITING PROMPTS ARE DUE BY MONDAY JANUARY 20TH (click here)

HW: Ongoing Research: Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Tuesday

Socratic Seminar - Day Three

Night and Socratic Seminar: A Final Reflection.

William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare?

(Interactive Folio Version )
* Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin
* Family and History - Ann Wilson
* First Love - Sky Gilbert

ACT/English Test Prep

HW: Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz Friday

Ongoing Research: Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Wednesday

 

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Biography- The Shakespeare Timeline Link has been updated in each Group

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Biography

(Interactive Folio Version )
* Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin
* Family and History - Ann Wilson
* First Love - Sky Gilbert

IMC Research Day

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

First Arg: Min. of Five Notecards                               (by 1/16    = 5 pts)

Second Arg: Min. of Five Notecards & Concession   (by 1/20    = 5 pts)

Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards                    (by  1/23   = 5 pts)

HW: First Arg: Min. of Five Notecards Noodle Tools due tomorrow

Ongoing Research: Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

HW: Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz Friday

Thursday

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

The Sonnets -

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- Sonnet 18

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Introduction)

ACT/English Test Prep

Act I, Prologue

Romeo and Juliet Online Version (Interactive Folio Version )

Annotation Check # 2: Jan 17th Tomorrow

ALL WRITING PROMPTS ARE DUE BY MONDAY JANUARY 20TH (click here)

HW: Ongoing Research: Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

HW: Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Friday

Annotation Check # 2:

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 1: Verona, A Public Place

 

HW: Second Arg Min. of Five Notecards & Concession Noodle Tools due Monday

ALL WRITING PROMPTS ARE DUE BY MONDAY JANUARY 20TH (click here)

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January 20th - 24th
Monday

Independent Reading: Writing Prompts Due Today

Research Ongoing

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations (Click Here)

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

ACT/English Test Prep

Act I, Scene 1: Verona, A Public Place

Describe Romeo's state of mind and his behaviour of late. What advice does Benvolio offer to him? Write down questions you have about the reading and identify what you think may be the most important lines spoken by Romeo in his exchange with Benvolio.


Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

HW: Ongoing Research: Read, Read, Read, Notes, Notes, Notes ( link ) Noodle Tools

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

Second Argument Min. of Five Notecards & Concession Notecard Noodle Tools due Tuesday

Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards Noodle Tools due Thursday

Draft of Paragraph One (for ISWAC Revision) dueFriday

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations (Click Here)

Tuesday

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 2: A street

Describe in your own words the advice Capulet gives to Paris regarding his desire to marry Juliet? Write down questions you have about the reading.

Act I, Scene 3: A room in Capulet's house

Describe your observations regarding the relationship between Juliet and her mom. How would you compare that with her relationship with the Nurse?

Act I, Scenes 4: A Street

 

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

HW: Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards Noodle Tools due Thursday

Wednesday

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scenes 4: A Street

Act I Scene 5 A hall in Capulet's house

Choose ONE of the following prompts and respond in writing:

  • What are your impressions of Romeo and Juliet so far?  Do you find them believable or unrealistic, typical or unique, foolish or wise, genuine or gulliable?  How do they compare to you and or people you know?
  • Explain how Romeo changes within Act I. What troubles him at the beginning of this act? What changes for him at the end of the act? Would you accept or reject his words of love?

Act II, Prologue

Act II, Scene 1: A lane by the wall of Capulet's orchard

Act II, Scene 2: Capulet's Orchard

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

 

Thursday

IMC Research Day

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations (Click Here)

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

Paragraph One (for ISWAC Revision) due tomorrow

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

 

HW: Paragraph One (for ISWAC Revision) due tomorrow

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 2: Capulet's Orchard

ACT/English Test Prep

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

HW: Paragraph Two with Concession and rebuttal (for ISWAC Revision) due Monday

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations (Click Here)

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

 

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January 27th - 31st
Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell.
Act II, Scene 4: A street.

ACT/English Test Prep

Act I & II Quiz

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Paragraph Three with Strongest Argument (for ISWAC Revision) due Thursday

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations (Click Here)

Research Components and Timeline: Research Components and Timeline

Tuesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

IF FROZEN AGAIN

 

FROZEN DAY WITH SHAKESPEARE -
Please read Act II Scene 5 & 6 and Act III Scene 1 (using the Interactive Folio link)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -

Act II, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard. (CLICK HERE)
Act II, Scene 6: Friar Laurence's cell.
Act III, Scene 1: A Public Place

To enter the Interactive Folio click on the scrolling text and go to the proper Act and Scene. If this link does not work, go to one of the following versions:

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

FROZEN DAY FOR RESEARCH- I WILL BE PLACING COMMENTS IN YOUR GOOGLE DOCS

Paragraph Three with Strongest Argument (for ISWAC Revision) due Thursday

 

 

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard. (CLICK HERE)
Act II, Scene 6: Friar Laurence's cell.
Act III, Scene 1: A Public Place

ACT/English Test Prep

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

 

Paragraph Three with Strongest Argument (for ISWAC Revision) due tomorrow

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations; Intro & Conclusion Samples (Click Here)

Thursday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III, Scene 2: Capulet's orchard.
Act III, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell
Act III, Scene 4: A room in Capulet's house
Act III, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard

ACT/English Test Prep

Go to the Interactive Folio and locate Act III.v and you can listen to a recording of the exchange between Romeo and Juliet as performed by Sir John Gielgud and Pamela Brown.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Persuasive Speech Schedule (click here)

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz

Moving from Paper to Speech Outline: Samples

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations; Intro & Conclusion Samples (Click Here)

 

Persuasive Speech Schedule (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Research Components and Timeline

Introductory & Concluding Paragraphs due Tuesday

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February 3rd - 7th

Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III -

Small Group Close Reading & Cross Referencing link

Act IV, Scene 1: Friar Laurence's cell

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Persuasive Speech Schedule (click here)

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

 

Tuesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Play Review

Act IV, Scene 2: Hall in Capulet's house
Act IV, Scene 3: Juliet's chamber.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations; Intro & Conclusion Samples (Click Here)

SAMPLE CONCLUDING PARAGRAPHS JUST ADDED.

 

Final Draft of Research Paper Due on Thursday

Final Draft: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy and google doc) submit your research document to turnitin.com

Wednesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Act IV, Scene 4: Hall in Capulet's house
Act IV, Scene 5: Juliet's chamber
Act V, Scene 1: Mantua. A Street.
Act V, Scene 2: Friar Laurence's cell

Act V, Scene 3: A churchyard; in a tomb belonging to the Capulets

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Sample Paragraph Writing: Lead-ins and In-Text Citations; Intro & Conclusion Samples (Click Here)

SAMPLE CONCLUDING PARAGRAPHS JUST ADDED.

Final Draft of Research Paper Due on Thursday (for first day speakers)

PRINT OUT TWO COPIES OF YOUR FORMAL SPEECH OUTLINE (ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR ME). DUE ON THE DAY OF YOUR SPEECH.

ALL VISUAL IMAGES MUST BE SET UP PRIOR TO 1ST HOUR ON THE DAY OF YOUR SPEECH.

ONE DAY EXTENSION FOR RESEARCH PAPERS!

Final Draft: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy and google doc) BY CLASS TIME ON FRIDAY. Submit your research document to turnitin.com. Remember to print out two copies of your formal speech outline and bring them with you on the day of your speech.

 

 

Thursday

Research Paper Due Today (for our speakers only)

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

Persuasive Speeches - Day One (4)

Persuasive Speech Schedule (click here)

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

 

Friday

All Remaing Research Papers Due Today

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

Persuasive Speeches - Day Two (4)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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February 10th - 14th

Monday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Three (4)

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

The Big Six - Self-evaluation of Process, Product & Persuasive Speech

The evaluation questions are found below the BIG SIX chart.

YOUR REFLECTION SHOULD BE IN A THREE-PARAGRAPH FORMAT.

Submit your SELF-ASSESSMENT document to turnitin.com. BY THURSDAY (Wednesday and Thursday speakers can complete their assessment BY TUESDAY. My advice complete your assessment as soon as possible.)

Romeo and Juliet Act V. Scene III

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Tuesday

Persuasive Speeches - Day Four (4)

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

The Big Six - Self-evaluation of Process, Product & Persuasive Speech

The evaluation questions are found below the BIG SIX chart.

YOUR REFLECTION SHOULD BE IN A THREE-PARAGRAPH FORMAT.

Submit your SELF-ASSESSMENT document to turnitin.com. BY THURSDAY (Wednesday and Thursday speakers can complete their assessment BY TUESDAY. My advice complete your assessment as soon as possible.)

Romeo and Juliet Act V. Scene III

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Shakespeare's Inspirations and Sources for Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

Persuasive Speeches - Day Five (4)

Romeo and Juliet Test Part One

Thursday

Bring in Two copies of your formal speech outline on the day of your speech. Your visual argument should be set up prior to first hour on the day of your speech.

Submit your SELF-ASSESSMENT document to turnitin.com. BY THURSDAY (Wednesday and Thursday speakers can complete their assessment BY TUESDAY. My advice complete your assessment as soon as possible.)

Persuasive Speeches - Day Six (4)

Romeo and Juliet Test Part Two

Friday
No School

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February 17th - 21st

Monday
No School
Tuesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four

Shakespeare's Inspirations and Sources for Romeo and Juliet
Contemporary Setting of Romeo and Juliet

Classical Literature Unit: Greek Mythology and Cultural Values

Background Knowledge: Trojan War, The Iliad and The Odyssey

The Judgment of Paris - Athena (Pallas Athena), Aphrodite, Hera, & Eris

 

HW: Discover Who's Who? Explore The Greek Mythology Program (click here).
Take a Mythic Journey and Share Your Findings with Your Classmates.

 

Wednesday

Classical Literature Unit: Greek Mythology and Cultural Values

Greek Cultural Values

"Homer, we are just about ready to journey with you, but first...

Will You Ask the Deeper Questions?

Helen of Troy (click here)

HW: Read the following web page on the causes and the events of the Trojan War.
Based on this source, write down what you think are the three most important causes and/or events of the Trojan War .

Thursday

 

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey
Homer's The Odyssey (Click link for Moodle Login for Robert Fagles Translation)

Greek Cultural Values

Helen of Troy (click here)

The Trojan War: Causes and Events

The Iliad: In media res
(click here ) - scroll down to page 93)
(click here) - scroll down to page 77).

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The Odyssey: The Journey of Odysseus to Ithaca

The Search and the Longing for Home

The Returning War Veteran

Helen and Penelope

Troy and Ithaca

Would you leave your home?
Would you make the journey?
Where is your Ithaca?
Can you describe your Ithaca?

Begin Your Personal Journey Activity

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four Quiz

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey
Homer's The Odyssey (Click link for Moodle Login for Robert Fagles Translation)

Ithaca: Telemachus, Penelope & Laertes - Athena/Mentes

Overarching Questions

  • For what purposes is deception used in The Odyssey? Are these deceptive words and/or actions mainly benevolent or malevolent?
  • Which sex – male or female – is most associated with cunning and trickery? Which characters exemplify this? Which characters buck this trend?
  • How do sons view their fathers in The Odyssey? What characteristics do they wish to emulate?
  • What role does fate play in The Odyssey?
  • Identify Greek Values embedded in the text

 

Book One- Athena Inspires the Prince (Guiding Questions - click here)

 

HW: - PLEASE READ THE REST OF BOOK ONE (-Online Version: The Odyssey PAGES 1 -16) COMPLETE THE NOTES FOR THE SPECIFIC GUIDING QUESTIONS ( click here) YOU WERE GIVEN IN CLASS.

GO TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 5 AND LOOK FOR THE LINES:
"So Athena vowed and under her feet she fastened the supple sandles........" (This is where we left off in class)

If you have trouble opening the above link, try clicking on the Moodle Login , go to the Honors English 9 Tri B Class and look for the link to The Odyssey: Related Materials. (The first source is the online version of The Odyssey)

 

   

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February 24th - 28th

Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eleven Days One - Four

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book One- Athena Inspires the Prince: Athena and Telemachus

Begin Reading Books Two - Four: Prepare for Small Group Discussion

Online Version Book Two : Telemachus Sets Sails PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Three: King Nestor Remembers PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Four: The King and Queen of Sparta
PREPARATION LINK

ACT/AP Reading Practice

HW: Prepare to discuss and to present your Book by completing the reading and responding to the questions found in the corresponding Preparation Link above. Come with written responses to these questions.

YOU WILL HAVE THE FIRST 15 MINUTES OF TOMORROW'S CLASS TO COMPLETE THE READING OF YOUR ASSIGNED BOOK AND TO PREPARE YOUR RESPONSES TO THE CORRESPONDING QUESTIONS. PLEASE ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU CAN AT HOME TONIGHT AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

If you have trouble opening the above links, try clicking on the Moodle Login , go to the Honors English 9 Tri B Class and look for the link to The Odyssey: Related Materials. (The first source is the online version of The Odyssey)

Tuesday

Flex Schedule

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Small Group Discussion:

Online Version Book Two : Telemachus Sets Sails PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Three: King Nestor Remembers PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Four: The King and Queen of Sparta PREPARATION LINK

Book Five: Odysseus -- Nymph and Shipwreck

HW:

Have you Begun Your Personal Journey Activity?

Remember dated narrative journals
dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

(If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Thursday March 6th).

Wednesday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Book Five: Odysseus -- Nymph and Shipwreck

After reading Book Five, please complete the following creative writing activity (worth 15 pts) - Bring a word processed hard copy to class tomorrow (along with the notes you have taken so far - use them to help compose your letter):

Write a Personal Letter to Telemachus: Given what you now know about Telemachus's situation - summarize this knowledge in your letter - share your advice, concerns, questions. OR

Write a Letter to Telemachus: In the character of Penelope or Athena or Odysseus describe your current situation and express your hopes and fears in relation to him) OR

Write a Letter from Telemachus: Write to your mom/Penelope, or to your dad/Odysseus or to Athena and share with them what your are thinking and feeling after having set sail to Pylos and Sparta

Calypso's "Pleasure Island"

Odysseus: The Epic Hero? What about Penelope?

Summary of Books 6 - 8 (click here)

HW: Read the first few pages of Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave. "Odysseus, the great teller of tales, launched out on his story.....They swung aboard at once, they sat to the oars in ranks and in rhythm churned the water white with stroke on stroke (Online Version 136 - 139). Be prepared to answer:

Who are the Cicones? Who are the Lotus-Eaters?

What do these encounters reveal to us about the leadership abilities of Odysseus?
In which circumstance did Odysseus act decisively and wisely?

Are the Cicones and Lotus-Eaters still with us today? Who might they be?

If you have trouble opening the above link, try clicking on the Moodle Login , go to the Honors English 9 Tri B Class and look for the link to The Odyssey: Related Materials. (The first source is the online version of The Odyssey)

Thursday

Flex Schedule

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Dear Telemachus/Dear Dad....

As Athena Send a Text Message or Tweet to Telemachus regarding the developments on Calypso's Island

Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave

Who are the Cicones? Who are the Lotus-Eaters?

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Eleven Days One - Four Tomorrow

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Eleven Days One - Four

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave

The Drawings in the Cave

 

HW: Complete your Cave Drawing (be sure to include a line or lines from the poem). Bring it in on Monday (10 pts.)

Continue working on yourPersonal Journey Activity (in google docs and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON NEXT FRIDAY).

 

The Returning War Veterans: PTSD Study (Optional - 5 bonus points)

WUWM Lake Effect:

Dry Hootch.org (click here)
Veterans for Peace - Milwaukee Chapter 102 (click here)
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (click here)
Veterans' Voices No Longer Silent "After the Wars" (click here)

National Center for PTSD (click here)

After the Wars (click here)|
American Friends Service Committe - The War Within (click here) ***click on the updated flyer link
Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military (click here)

Explore one or more of the Web links above and create a journal reflection based on what you learned. Share your thoughts, your questions, your insights. Add it to your Ithaca google doc and the honoring of war veterans will earn you up to 5 bonus points.Personal Journey Activity

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March 3rd - 7th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Twelve Days One - Four

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Book Ten: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea (online version 155 - 173)

Write down your observations about the leadership decisions of Odysseus as he and his men arrive at the Island of Circe, the Queen of Aeaea. Describe two moments of crisis for our epic hero Odysseus.

What key role does Hermes play in this book of the poem?

According to Circe, why must Odysseus journey to the House of Death?

Book Eleven: The Kingdom of the Dead (online version 174 - 195)

 

HW: Complete the reading and the focus questions of Book Twelve:The Cattle of the Sun
The Odyssey
(online version pgs. 196 - 210)

Who are the following: The Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis and Helios?
How would describe the challenges faced by Odysseus and his Men?
Write down your observations about the leadership decisions of Odysseus.

If you have trouble opening the above link, try clicking on the Moodle Login , go to the Honors English 9 Tri B Class and look for the link to The Odyssey: Related Materials. (The first source is the online version of The Odyssey)

Remember dated narrative journals
dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

(If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Thursday March 6th). Continue working on your Personal Journey Activity (in google docs and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON THIS FRIDAY).

Tuesday

Flex Schedule

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Book Twelve: The Cattle of the Sun (cont.)

Odysseus Returns to Ithaca

Summary of Books 13 - 15 (click here)

HW: Please read Book Sixteen: Father and Son (read in the online version pages 263 - 271) ending with the lines: "Think: will Athena flanked by Father Zues do for the two of us? Or shall I rank my brains for another champion?"

If you have trouble opening the above link, try clicking on the Moodle Login , go to the Honors English 9 Tri B Class and look for the link to The Odyssey: Related Materials. (The first source is the online version of The Odyssey)

Wednesday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Book Twelve: The Cattle of the Sun (cont.)

Odysseus Returns to Ithaca (click here)

Summary of Books 13 - 15 (click here)

Book Sixteen: Father and Son

Summary of Books 17 - 20 (click here)

Book Twenty-One: "Odysseus Strings the Bow"

 

HW: For tomorrow RAP Book Twenty-One: "Odysseus Strings the Bow" (pgs. 424-435 of handout)

1) Annotate the text and include marginal notes
2) Highlight and look up the meaning of three unknown vocab words
3) Create a 20-word summary of the section

Complete yourPersonal Journey Activity (Complete in google docs by SUNDAY and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON MONDAY).

(If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Saturday, March 8th).

 

Thursday

Flex Schedule

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

ACT/AP Reading Practice

The Test of Odysseus

Book Twenty-One: Odysseus Strings the Bow

Book Twenty-Two: Slaughter in the Hall

HW: Complete yourPersonal Journey Activity (Complete in google docs by *SUNDAY and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON MONDAY).

(*If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Saturday, March 8th). SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED JOURNAL TO turnitin.com

Friday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey
The Odyssey (Click link for Moodle Login for Robert Fagles Translation)

Book Twenty-One: Odysseus Strings the Bow

Book Twenty-Two: Slaughter in the Hall

Book Twenty-Three: The Great Rooted Bed.

ACT/AP Reading Practice

 

Two-Paragraph Essay: Portfolio Review

Exam Preview and Preparation:

Literature Review (Writing Prompts):

Writing About Literature: One paragraph essay samples(link)

Writing About Literature: Two paragraph essay samples (link)

Writing About Literature: Rules to Remember (Link)

Strategies for Varying Sentence Beginnings (Link)

Literary Sources

Wiesel's Night & Ethical Compass Essays
Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Online Version

(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Homer's The Odyssey

Self-Guided Reading Selection

Barrons Vocabulary (See Vocabulary Link on Homepage - Week Twelve)

ACT Reading & English Practice

HW: Complete yourPersonal Journey Activity (Complete in google docs by *SUNDAY and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON MONDAY).

(*If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Saturday, March 8th). SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED JOURNAL TO turnitin.com

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March 10th - 14th
Monday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey
The Odyssey (Click link for Moodle Login for Robert Fagles Translation)

Book Twenty-Three: The Great Rooted Bed.

Book Twenty-Four: Peace

"Ithaca" C.P. Cavafy

Will You Ask the Deeper Questions?
Where is your Ithaca? Can you describe your Ithaca?
See Moodle Journal: Ithaca

Homer: A Solo Act or a Bevy of Bards? // Ancient Troy

Exam Preview and Preparation: (See previous Friday links)

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Trimester Reflection and Feedback

The Odyssey of Honors English Nine (Tri B): See Moodle Journal: Feedback

Tuesday

Final Exam Day One

Discussion of Non-Fiction Articles: Homer -- A Solo Act or a Bevy of Bards? // Ancient Troy

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Writing Prompt: Individual and/or Group Preparation

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

Wednesday

Final Exam Day Two

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

 

Thursday

Trimester Break - No School

 

Friday

3rd Trimester Day One

 

Tuesday, April 22
Thursday, April 24

Tuesday, April 29

April 30th - Early Release Day

Thursday, May 1
Tuesday, June 3
Thursday, June 5
Tuesday, June 10

 

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