A DAY TO DAY DESCRIPTION OF CLASS ACTIVITIES.
May 6th- "The Odyssey" hero project discussion. Break into groups and discus heroic ideals and fiction/historical characters that fit the embody the idea of promoting them. A power point project will be constructed by your group for this project.
May 5th- Take District Benchmark Mythology Unit #2.
May 4th- Finish the epic poem "The Odyssey", read Book 22: Death in the Great Hall and Book 23: The Trunk of the Olive Tree.
May 3rd- Read "The Odyssey" Book 17: The Beggar at the Manor and Book 21: The Test of the Bow.
May 2nd- Complete the vocabulary study sheet for Part 2 of "The Odyssey".
April 29th- Part II of the History Channel's: Clash of the Gods- Odysseus: Warriors Revenge. This video matches scholarly commentary with the second half journey of The Odyssey: The Homecoming of Odysseus.
April 28th- The History Channel's: Clash of the Gods- Odysseus: Curse of the Seas. This video matches scholarly commentary with the first half journey of the Odyssey: The Wandering of Odysseus.
April 27th- Begin Part 2 of "The Odyssey" with Book 16: Father and Son. Complete the Hero's Journey for your favorite story. Pick any story that you would like and apply it to the twelve steps of the worksheet below.
April 26th- Take notes over the "The Odyssey" and the hero's journey/monomyth theory. Apply a favorite story of your own to the monomyth theory in the hero's journey worksheet.
April 25th- Take "The Odyssey" part 1 quiz. Get any note taking study sheet missed from last week for completion credit.
April 22nd- Read book 12 of "The Odyssey": The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis. Complete "Literary Analysis" study sheet.
April 21st- Read book 11 of "The Odyssey": Land of the Dead.
April 20th- Take District Benchmark Mythology Unit #1. Read book 10 of "The Odyssey": Circe, the Brace of the Witch.
April 19th- Finish reading Book 9 of the Odyssey: The Lotus Eaters and the Cyclops. Class discussion to coincide with the online textbook audio of this book.
April 18th- Read Book 9 of the Odyssey: The Lotus Eaters and the Cyclops. Class discussion to coincide with the online textbook audio of this book.
April 15th- Part 1 of "The Odyssey" vocabulary practice sheet.
April 14th- Read Book 5 of "The Odyssey". Students complete the "Language of Homer" and "Reading and Epic" study sheets that accompanies Part 1 of "The Odyssey"
April 13th- Read Book 1 of "The Odyssey". Students complete the note taking "Characteristics of an Epic" study sheet that accompanies Part 1 of "The Odyssey"
April 12th- "The Odyssey" notes continued.
April 11th- PowerPoint notes over the background of "The Odyssey" as well as literary terms particular to the unit.
April 4th-8th- Introduction into the Mythology Unit. This unit of study will encompass Greek Literature classic "The Odyssey" written by Homer. Hallmark's Classics Collection: The Odyssey. Three hour made for TV movie version of the classic story.
April 1st- Final Draft of the Research Paper is Due.
March 31st- Individual Exercise: Read your Final Draft out loud to yourself in an effort to catch any mistakes still present in the paper. Submission of the Final Draft of the Research Paper starts today.
March 30th- Download the template for the Research Paper Final Draft from Google Classroom. Transfer work from the Rough draft over to your copy of the Final Draft. Start working on final adjustments to the Final Draft.
March 29th- Second day of Peer Editing. Get back with your partner and review each others' Research Papers for proper in-text citation and Work Cited page information and format.
March 28th- Partner up for a Peer Editing review guide. Go through the list on the Peer Editing sheet with your partners paper, helping them with the editing process.
March 25th- Final day for revisions and typing of Rough Draft. Rough Draft due.
March 24th- Meet in the Library Computer Lab for Works Cited page instructions and one on one paper help.
March 23th- Meet in the Library Computer Lab for final edits and adjustments made the Rough Draft.
March 22nd- Continue typing, editing and working on your Research Paper Rough Draft.
March 21st- Download the Rough Draft template from Google Classroom. Transfer over the sentence skeleton from your Research Paper Checklist and edit into paragraph form.
March 14-18th- Spring Break!!
March 11th- Begin processes to finish and finalize your Research Paper Checklist- it is due by the Monday after Spring Break.
March 10th- Discuss rephrasing the Thesis Statement for a concluding paragraph and the narrow to broad organization of a Concluding Paragraph.
March 9th- Discuss finding a Hook in the form of a quotation. Discuss the broad to narrow idea organization of an Introductory Paragraph.
March 8th- Continue working on the Checklist, focusing on filling in the CM spots within the body paragraphs that have clear direction from good TS and factual representation from good CD.
March 7th- Download the Research Paper Checklist from Google Classroom. This assignment sheet has a labeled spot for every single sentence of every single paragraph necessary to make your paper complete. Move existing TS, CD, and the thesis statement to the Checklist. Begin writing Commentary sentences (CM).
March 4th- Continue collecting CD's, narrowing down the right information to fit your TS needs, place on the Concrete Details assignment page.
March 3rd- Download the Concrete Details assignment sheet from Google Classroom. Compile Concrete Details from your 3 sources, aligning them to the Topic Sentences of your body paragraphs.
March 2nd- Work on creating Topic Sentences for the body paragraphs in relation to your occupation. Once TS are created, form them into your blueprint. Finally, formulate your thesis and add to the blueprint to create your thesis statement.
March 1st- Download the Research Paper Outline from Google Classroom. This assignment sheet goes over how the thesis statement, blueprint, and 3 body paragraphs' TS work in unison.
February 29th- The paragraph structure, as well as the sentence structure within the Introductory, Body, and Concluding paragraphs, will be discussed and notes proving details of those structures will be taken.
February 26th- Take notes over the introduction to the Research Paper Unit.
February 25th- Take the Novel Unit Final exam over To Kill a Mockingbird.
February 24th- Finish watching the 1962 cinema classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
February 23rd- Continue to watch the 1962 cinema classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
February 22nd- Watch the 1962 cinema classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
February 18th- Read TKM Ch. 31. Class discussion over the ending of the book. Take District Benchmark Novel Unit #2.
February 17th- Read TKM Ch. 29 & 30.
February 16th- Read TKM Ch. 27 & 28.
February 15th- Read TKM Ch. 25 & 26.
February 12th- Read TKM Ch. 23 & 24.
February 11th- Read TKM Ch. 22 & 23.
February 10th- Read TKM Ch. 20 & 21
February 9th- Read TKM Ch. 19.
February 8th- Re-read TKM Ch. 18.
February 5th- Library research day. Class presentation in the library over the research topic "Career Practices" with accompanying research.
February 4th- Individually read TKM Ch. 18. Write a response to the trial scene of To Kill a Mockingbird and to the question, "How do you know the Ewell's are lying in Ch. 17 & Ch. 18".
February 3rd- Read TKM Ch. 17.
February 2nd- Read TKM Ch. 16.
February 1st- Enrollment day for Sophomore year classes. Class presentation by the Counseling Office.
January 29th- Read TKM Ch. 15.
January 28th- Read TKM Ch. 14.
January 27th- Achieve 3000 Lesson #1 for second semester, timed 30 minutes. Read TKM Ch. 13.
January 26th- Read TKM Ch. 12.
January 25th- Part I of To Kill a Mockingbird Test.
January 22nd- View the PowerPoint slides.
January 21st- Chapter 11 guided reading assignment.
January 20th- District Benchmark Novel Unit #1. Read TKM Ch. 10.
January 19th- Read TKM Ch. 9. Class discussion over word choice and being called a derogatory name.
January 15th- Read TKM Ch. 8.
January 14th- Read TKM Ch. 6-7.
January 13th- Finishing reading chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird by independently reading. Form a constructed response that answers today's two fold prompt, "What would you do if you won the lottery, and how would you eliminate an element of poverty already shown in the novel"
January 12th- Read TKM Ch. 4-5.
January 11th- Read TKM Ch. 3.
January 8th- Read TKM Ch. 2.
January 7th- Background information/introduction of To Kill a Mockingbird and introduction of novel unit's non-fiction component Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Read TKM Ch. 1.
January 6th- PowerPoint presentation over To Kill a Mockingbird, including its historical background, characters of the story, and major themes presented in the novel.
January 5th- Welcome back! Semester preview and introduction into To Kill a Mockingbird.
Unit 2- Drama
December 18th- Even Finals day: 2, 4, 6, early release. Have a wonderful winter break!!
December 17th- Odd Finals Day- 1, 3, 5, 7.
December 16th- Continue working on, and finish 75% of for bonus on the final, your semester final study guide. Submit through Google Classroom.
December 15th- Download the semester final study guide from Google Classroom and complete.
December 14th- Achieve 3000 Lesson #9
December 11th- Achieve 3000 Lesson #8
December 8th-10th- Conclusion to William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"; Baz Luhrmann's 1996 re-imagined version of the play.
December 7th- "Romeo and Juliet" Unit Test.
December 4th- "Romeo and Juliet" Final exam study guide, download from Google Classroom.
December 3rd- Complete the District Benchmark Assessment #2 for the Drama Unit.
December 2nd- Achieve 3000 Lesson #7
December 1st- Finish "Romeo and Juliet" Act V, play wrap up.
November 30th- Begin reading Act V of "Romeo and Juliet".
November 24th- In-class timed essay writing. Produce a two-chunk essay over the topic: "Something I learned and will take away from "Romeo and Juliet".
November 23rd- Notes over a two-chunk, Schaffer paragraph essay. Example essay with Schaffer breakdown presented with in-class lecture.
November 20th- Turn in Act III and IV notes. Timed essay response-- two-chunk paragraph, eight sentences. Use the checklist from your notes to answer, "Throughout Acts III and IV, what could Romeo or Juliet have communicated to others in the play to help their cause/marriage?"
November 19th- Finish Act IV of "Romeo and Juliet" with scenes iv and v and take notes over the structure of tomorrow's essay.
November 18th- Complete Achieve 3000 lesson 6.
November 17th- Begin Act IV of "Romeo and Juliet", read scenes i, ii, and iii, taking verbal notes.
November 16th- Class retelling of the first three acts of "Romeo and Juliet. Everyone present will provide one response to write on the board.
November 13th-Complete the District Benchmark Assessment #1 for the Drama Unit.
November 12th- "Romeo and Juliet" Act III scenes iii, iv, v. Act III completed, with structured notes.
November 11th- Achieve 3000 lesson 5.
November 10th- A visual depiction of Act III scene i (the fight and double death scene), clarifying visually the actions read the day before. Read Act III scene ii, with structured notes.
November 9th- Begin Act III of the play "Romeo and Juliet", with structured notes.
November 6th- Achieve 3000 lesson 4.
November 5th- "Romeo and Juliet" Act II scenes v and vi. Turni in your Act II structured notes from the week!
November 4th- Read Act II of "Romeo and Juliet" scenes iii an iv. Continue with structured notes.
November 3rd- "One-line Acting" activity, recapping the story of "Romeo and Juliet" Acts and scenes I:i - II:ii. Student volunteers will be given one line to start or end a scene and with instructor acting, the scene shall be rehearsed for the other students who will name the Act and scene which is represented.
November 2nd- Start Act II of the play "Romeo and Juliet".
October 30th- Read Act I scene v, finishing Act I notes. Play "House of Montague the Party Crashers". Twenty minute timed writing: What would a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet's Act I look like?
October 29th- Take structured notes as we progress through the play. Read Act I scene ii, iii, and iv.
October 28th- Watch the TED Talk "Hip Hop or Shakespeare " by Akala. Class discussion of how language and iambic pentameter shape the flow and our understanding of the play. Read through Act I scene ii.
October 27th- Begin reading the play "Romeo and Juliet". As Act I scene i starts, the language of Shakespeare will be broken down and discussed. Context clues and vocabulary knowledge will assist in grasping the content of the play.
October 26th- Finish the movie "Romeo and Juliet".
October 22 and 23rd: Theatrical movie of "Romeo and Juliet". Franco Zeffirelli (1968).
October 21st- Complete the Drama Unit literary terms that will be associated with the story "Romeo and Juliet".
October 20th- Complete the diagram for the family tree/character notes of "Romeo and Juliet", as well as the pre-reading poll. Save this diagram for future reference throughout the story.
Unit 1- Short Stories
October 14th- Complete Achieve 3000 Lesson 3.
October 13th- Unit 1- Short Stories Test.
October 12th- Finish literary terms. Revisit Unit I short stories in the book with the direction of the study guide in preparation for next week's Unit I final.
October 9th- School Threat: complete if here- Finish literary terms. Revisit Unit I short stories in the book with the direction of the study guide in preparation for next week's Unit I final.
October 8th- Go to Google classroom and download both the Unit I Study Guide and the Short Story Literary Terms. Start defining the terms from the back of the textbook's glossary of literary terms (dark red header).
October 7th- Complete Achieve 3000 Lesson 2.
October 6th- Read "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant.
October 5th- Complete the District Benchmark Assessment #2, then open up your graded personal narrative and fix all mistakes outlined by grading.
October 2nd- Finish the Achieve 3000 lesson started on Wednesday. When finished, complete the final revisions to the personal narrative and submit in Google classroom.
October 1st- Writing the personal narrative continued. Today is the last day for the pre-writing portion of the essay.
September 30th- Complete the District Benchmark Assessment, then log into Achieve 3000 and complete Lesson 1.
September 29th- In Google classroom, open today's assignment "Personal Narrative Essay". This template will get you started on the personal narrative.
September 28th- Read the short essay "The Future in My Arms" and complete a reading/writing response in google classroom.
September 25th- Start working in the application Achieve 3000. Take the initial lexile test.
September 24th- Gates-MacGinitie reading test part B.
September 23rd- Gates-MacGinitie reading test part A.
September 23rd- Gates-MacGinitie reading test part A.
September 22nd- Finish reading "Pancakes".
September 21st- Begin reading the story "Pancakes" by Joan Bauer. Audio only available with online textbook.
September 18th- Plot diagram quiz!! Post-quiz discussion about "The Most Dangerous Game".
September 17th- Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" and finish the class notes over the plot diagram structure.
September 16th- Continue reading "The Most Dangerous Game" with class reflection and the first half of the Plot Diagram notes that compliment the reflective reading.
September 15th: Begin to read the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. Be able to interject parts of the plot diagram into the structure of the story.
September 14th: Read "The Sniper" Liam O'Flaherty. Partner reading followed by audio.
September 11th: Partner read the short story "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros. Work on "Plot Diagram" notes sheet in partner group.
September 10th- Finish Schaffer writing notes. Essay writing: one-chunk literary analysis paragraph.
September 9th- Finish reading "The Cask of Amontillado". One-chunk Schaffer writing demonstration.
September 8th- Begin reading "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe.
September 4th- Begin short story unit of "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. Watch "The Cask of Amontillado" cinematic theater version.
September 3rd- Demonstrative lesson over the Schaffer method: a one-chunk paragraph over O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" Sign up for google classroom. Concrete Detail and Commentary ticket out the door!
September 2nd- Sign up for our online textbook in class on the Ipads.
September 1st- Audio read "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry. Open house is scheduled for tonight, send your parents in!
August 31st- PowerPoint notes over the Schaffer method paragraph. Focus on one chunk, 5 sentence essay.
August 28th- Class discussion over "The Scarlet Ibis", literary devices (foreshadowing, mood, symbolism) and connections (guided writing prompt) are the second half of discussion focus.
August 27th- Begin guided class-reading of "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, with discussion questions.
August 26th- Library orientation day.
August 25th- Finish reading "I Have a Dream", class discussion, Ipad applications preview.
August 24th- Begin work with assigned Ipad. Begin reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
August 21st- Intro continued. Picture Day.
August 20th- First day of school Intro.