HONORS ENGLISH ! 1st
Monday, August 24th
- Introduction to class
- Policies and Guidelines
- Signature Sheet
- Study Guide for A Separate Peace
- Homework (due Tuesday):
- Answer study guide questions for all of ch. 1 (1-10) in complete sentences and in blue/black ink.
- Have a parent/guardian sign the sheet agreeing to policies and guidelines.
- Review for ASP quiz.
- Finish filling out the student info sheet (due Wednesday).
Tuesday, August 25th
- Turn in student signature sheet.
- ASP Quiz
- Study Guide (Check ch. 1 )
- Write journal assignment (minimum of 1 page)
- Vocab. assignment: Choose six words from the novel that you do not know/understand. Each word must be from a different chapter. Write down the word, the page number, the chapter number, and the sentence in which it is found.
- Homework: Finish journal assignment. Finish Vocabulary assignment.
Wednesday, August 26th
- Introduce CS
- Turn in journal assignment. Check 6 words (participation) and assign word for project.
- Students work on six circle maps.
- Assigned partners: Ch. 2 study guide questions
- HW: Finish six circle maps and ch. 2 questions. (in ink and in complete sentences)
Thursday, August 27th
- Caught'ya Sentences
- Students who have laptops need to bookmark my website
- Check 6 circle maps
- Explain paper plate project Due Monday, August 31
- Ch. 3 questions Google Drive
- Bio-poem about self and a character
- Begin discussing the way in which grades are calculated
- HW: Finish ch. 3 questions
Friday, August 28th
- CS (Check your own paper)
- Discuss questions for ch. 1-3 ??
- Finish 2 bio-poems
- Bookmark my website (on 1st period page)
- Explain Research; begin working on questions
- Discuss question 1
- HW: Remember paper plate project is due Monday, August 31st. Also, submit the 2 bio-poems to Google Drive (your shared folder).
Monday, August 31st
- Turn in paper plates
- Discuss questions for ch. 1-3
- Continue answering research questions; assign groups and projects
- Discuss research questions
- work in groups on research
- HW: Finish answering questions for questions 1-4. Have some notes prepared on your research topic to share with your group.
- FYI: Begin reviewing study guide questions for ch. 4-12. Make notes about the questions you find challenging. You will have the opportunity to ask questions in class. As of now, a unit test on ASP is tentatively planned for Friday, September 4th.
Tuesday, September 1st
Discuss the last 3 research questions (participation points)
Groups: Create Emaze
- Homework: Finish all work on presentation for class tomorrow. Be ready to present. Know the material for the slide you will explain. Do not stare at the screen and read it to us.
- Be sure to use the study guide questions on the ASP page of the website as a study tool.
- Our unit test will be on Friday.
Wednesday, Sept. 2
- 10 min. for groups to meet to review presentation
- Presentations for all 5 groups on WWII
- Discuss questions in class with group members
- Talk about study guide questions
- (If we have time, we may discuss upcoming test.)
- MLA Format: Mrs. Rhodes showed class how to cite sources and create a Works Cited
- Works Cited needs to be place in your Google drive
- Study for upcoming test. Review study guide questions. look up answers to questions you do not know, and make a note of the questions you would like us to discuss.
- Read character analysis sheet on ASP page.
- Hints about test....
- You will need to know who said the following quotes:
Friday, Sept. 4
- ASP test
- After test, finish Works Cited page.
- Read "The Scarlet Ibis" (which is located on the Short Story page of the website). If you have not finished the Works Cited page, please do so over the weekend.
Monday, Sept. 7
No School -- Labor Day
Tuesday, Sept. 8
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading quiz
- Be sure you turned in Works Cited on Google Drive
- See if you can paste on the last slide of the Emaze
- Capitalization assignments
Read p. 235 and do exercise 1 (1-10) on your own paper. DO NOT COPY SENTENCES!
Just write down the word(s) in the sentence that needs to be capitalized or lower-cased.
Read p. 237 and do exercise 1 (1-10) on your own paper.
Read p. 239 and do exercise 1 (1-10) on your own paper.
- Check capitalization work
- Finish Pre-test (Reading Comprehension)
- Whozoo.org (visit site and discuss symbolism)
- Introduction to Signposts in the Text
- Introduction video
- Contrast and Contradiction video ( explanation and example)
- Padlet activity
- Start Marginal questions "The Scarlet Ibis"
1. Go to "C and C Padlet" page on my website. Double-click on the corkboard. Answer the two questions.
2. Answer questions A-E for "The Scarlet Ibis." Answers should be in complete sentences and in ink.
Thursday (Club Expo Day)
Group Choices-- Choose partners and submit on Google form.
In groups #1, work on marginal questions for "TSI."
Copy foreshadowing chart and fill in more clues on left-hand side.
Started copying notes on literary terms
Homework: If you did not finish questions in class, please finish at home. Be sure you have at least 3 clues on the foreshadowing chart.
- CS (Turn in)
- Discuss Contrast and contradiction notes
- Finish Notes on literary terms for "The Scarlet Ibis." If absent, copy someone's notes.
- Vocabulary sheet (sentences 1-8 on handout): Be sure to study terms that are on the vocabulary list on the Short Story page under "TSI"
- Simile/Symbolism Handout
- Homework: Review notes on "The Scarlet Ibis." This includes literary techniques and vocabulary. We will have a test next week on 2 short stories at the same time.
- Play the vocabulary game under "TSI" as review.
Monday, Sept. 14
- "TLotT" Vocabulary
- As we read "The Lady, or the Tiger?" summarize what is happening on your own piece of notebook paper. Write down any questions you might have as well.
- Handout 10 questions - Answer in ink and in complete sentences.
- HW: Answer at least 7 out of 10 questions from the handout on your pape
Check homework, work in groups to finish last 3 questions on handout, and discuss in class
Notes on literary terms
Review for test
Write creative ending to "TLotT"
Be prepared to share the ending on THURSDAY in class, not tomorrow
HW: Study for test on the two short stories
As a reward for looking at the site, here is a
HINT about the test....
What is the narrator's parents' reaction upon seeing Doodle walk?
ALSO, I have added a page labeled "TSI/TLotT" review. Play the Quizlet games when studying literary terms. Have fun! :)
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Ch. 1 Study Guide
- Discuss the importance of e-rate lesson
- Thinkcentral.com HML9-371 Discuss the life of Poe.
- Begin reading "TCOA."
- Paraphrase first paragraph.
HW: Paraphrase first paragraph in your own words. "Take a stab" at it. :)
Your creative ending to "The Lady, or the Tiger?" will be due on Monday.
- Finish Ch. 1 Reading Guide.
- AHA moment (signpost) Watch YouTube video that explains and then watch the example . (Scarecrow)
- Continue with "TCOA." Paraphrase assigned sections and write sentence summaries.
- Homework:Complete questions at the end of the story 1-10 . These must be in ink and in complete sentences. Also, make sure you finish your creative ending.
- Monday, 9-21
- Discuss homework questions (may check for grade)
- Notes on "TCOA"
- Smart Decisions are Important!
- Interactive Vocabulary Game
- "AwL" and "TC" Reading, questions,
HW: Answer questions for "AwL" and "TC" on a clean sheet of notebook paper. Write in complete sentences an d in ink.
Check homework for a grade (17 questions)
Show dramatic irony video (on S.Story page)
- Students need to color-code their identification of literary elements. You must color-code at least one example of each literary term. I expect you to color in at least 2-3 example in some of the easier categories.
Homework: Copy the notes on the Short Story page (found under AWL and TC section)
It is labeled as follows:
- Review vocab and literary elements
- Gave notes on irony
- Complete study guide
- Review for test: Look at study guide on short story page and do quizlet review.
- Watch video explaining Words of the Wiser and the example from The Lion King
- Gave sticky notes for Conrast and Contradiction, Aha Moment, and Words of the Wiser to fill out when reading "TMDG"
- Begin reading "TMDG."
Homework: Study for test. Review notes and literary terms and vocabulary ( TCOA).
- Test on TCOA, TC, AWL
- Continue reading "The Most Dangerous Game" and fill out sticky notes when reading
- No homework
- Friday, 9-25
- Finish reading "TMDG"
- Fill out sticky notes
- Work on descriptive essy
- Homework: Finish writing a one-page descriptive essay that does the following:
- * describes the room in detail
- * explains your favorite part of the room
- * describes the mood/atmosphere/climate of the room
- Watch 3 videos on different types of irony (These are found on Short Story page)
- Take notes and discuss "TMDG"
- Stages of the plot
- Assigned picture for a stage of the plot
- Be sure you read someone else's ending to "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
- HW: Picture is due Wednesday
- Tuesday, 9-29
- Reminder of picture
- Rest of notes "TMDG"
- Noun Identification: Grammar Workbook p. 47 and 49 on handout (Students highlight all nouns in blue that they can identify in sentences.)
- Identify in own writing: Highlight all the nouns blue in your descriptive writing.
- Begin copying notes on Parts of speech (located on the Parts of Speech page).
- Copy and paste the first three Reflection paragraphs (located on the Parts of Speech page)
- Homework: Finish picture of "TMDG." If you did not finish filling in the reflection paragraph, please do so.
If you wish to watch the Video Clip... (Watch School House Rock Noun video which can be found on the "Parts Of Speech Video" page of this site) Turn in picture from "TMDG"
Verb identification Grammar Workbook: p. 55 in your notes, copy down the definition of action verb. Identify the verbs in Exercise 1 1-5. p. 57 Copy down the definition of linking verb and the list of linking verbs at the top of the page. Exercise 1 1-10 Just write down the verb in each sentence. p. 59 Copy the verb chart in your notes. Exercise 1 1-20 Identify the verb or verb phrase in each sentence. Irregular verb Chart: We discussed and highlighted common mistakes (on the chart). Google Doc: Highlight your verbs in pink. Explained and discussed Haikus Assignment: Write a haiku which focuses on the season of autumn. (This will be entered in Mrs. Rhodes's Haiku Contest.)
Sentence Economy> Wordiness and Repeated Words
Sentence Variety> Fragments and Run-on
Sentence Power > Weak and Hidden Verbs
Don't forget to copy and paste your edited work back into Google Drive. In other words, SAVE your work.
Friday, Oct 2
Review haiku characteristics. Be sure your haiku has the correct number of syllables. Write it on a post-it note for the media center.
Verb video as review
Posted haiku in Media Center Adjective identification in GW Identify adjectives in your own writing Highlight nouns, pronouns, and verbs in your haiku. Notice the differences in the way these parts of speech function in poetry versus descriptive writing.
- Reflection paragraphs (verb, adjective) Copy and paste last section of reflection paragraphs.
- Adjective Reflection paragraph
- Adverb (draw arrows)
- Practice identification
- Highlight and complete reflection paragraph
- Notes on Prepositions
- Update Google Doc (Reflection paragraphs and highlighting)
- HW: Highlight all prepositions in purple. Underline prepositional phrases. (1st paragraph only) Be sure the reflection paragraphs are completed for adjectives and adverbs and prepositions.
Wednesday, Oct. 7th
Parts of Speech Test
Read Upfront magazine "China's Cram Schools"
Writing Tree Map (Reflection)
Be sure everything is ready in Google folder for Descriptive Writing Assignment
Thursday, Oct. 8th (I/E day)
Any questions on descriptive essay?
Should be placed in Google folder
Absentees from Tuesday should makeup test
Review: Purple Workbook
HW: Finish lessons 1-7
p. 44 (Skip the "Coached Section" on every lesson. Please read the introduction for each section and answer all the questions for the "lesson practice" in each lesson.)
Friday, Oct. 9th
Notes: Finish notes from the blue Reader's Handbook and Purple Workbook (difference between main idea, theme, and plot)
Pandora Activity: Work in Groups #1
NO Homework! Woo Hoo!
Monday, Oct. 12th
Write a journal entry answering the following questions.
Who is your hero?
Describe your hero (personality, qualities, appearance....)
What heroic qualities does your hero possess?
When did this person become a hero to you?
Does your hero have any negative qualities? If so, what are they?
discuss the Hero's Journey stages (posted on Odyssey page of website)
Begin watching TLK
HW: Finish the Hero Journal if you did not do so in class.
- The Unit Test will most likely be on Wednesday.
- Check answers to Prep. page 69-70 in GW (Ask a friend to see if you got the right answers.)
- Watch Conjunction video (School House Rock Video is posted on Parts of Speech Video Page on this website)
- 1. p,. 71 Exercise 1 (1-10) Just identify the conjunction in each sentence.
- 2. Paragraph ("Bold" the conjunctions in your paragraph for your descriptive writing ).
- Interjection Video
- 1. P. 72 Grammar workbook (Just do 1-5). Please note that interjections are typically followed by a comma or an exclamation mark.
- 2. Discuss the function of interjections (They are not typically used in descriptive writing.)
- Review for test (Practice identifying parts of speech for words used in a sentence) Grammar Workbook Unit 1 Review p. 73 and 74 (We worked on this with partner #4.. There is a sheet located on the Parts of Speech that will help you with these two pages. Scroll down to the bottom to find the document entitled "Parts of Speech help."
- Hint: Know the FAN BOYS.
- Finish your Tree Map. (It is posted on the Parts of Speech page under "verbs")
- Be sure that you use EasyBib to cite your websource (where you found the bedroom picture). Do not cite it as Google images.
- Be sure your paper is in MLA format.
- Be sure all of your words in the first paragraph are highlighted/marked correctly.
- Nouns- Blue
- Pronouns- Yellow
- Verbs - Pink
- Adjectives - Orange
- Adverbs - Green
- Prepositions - Purple and underline the prep. phrase
- Conjunctions - Bold
- Interjections - You should not have any in this paper,
- Partner #2: Double-check to be sure that the words in your first paragraph are correctly highlighted.
- Homework: Study the definitions for all parts of speech. Review notes and play games on the Parts of Speech page.
- SAS as editing tool
- Pronoun: discuss definition
- practice identification on handout
- Pronoun video
- Whiteboards: Which group can list the most pronouns? Which group can name the types of pronouns?
- Color-code in your own writing the pronouns you have used
- Fill in the reflection paragraph
- HW: Finish proofing and editing your paper through SAS. Pay attention to the following categories:
Turn in journal
Mrs. Rhodes: Instructions on how to create a Powtoon
Identify stages in film
Work on Powtoon
Wednesday, Oct. 14th CS Powtoon (limited amount of time) HW: Green textbook: Read pages 804-806. Continue working on your Powtoon. It is due Friday. Discuss stages of hero's journey in TLK: Work in groups (by rows) to determine which part of the plot goes with which stage. Introduction/background for The Odyssey
Thursday, Oct. 15th
Introduce characters in The Odyssey.
Read Part 1 of The Odyssey.
Write a sentence summarizing what happens on each page (as you read).
Homework: Finish reading Part 1 and take notes as to what happened on each page of Part 1.
Friday, Oct. 16th
CS: Turn in for a grade
We had a class discussion for Part 2 of The Odyssey. (If you were absent, you need to read Part 2.)
We compared The Odyssey and The Cask of Amontillado.
Read a portion of Part 3 aloud in class. (pages 853-857)
Read the rest of Part 3 (p. 857 - 865). Answer questions 1-8 on p. 866 on a sheet of notebook paper. Your responses should be in ink and in complete sentences.
Draw a picture of a scene from your assigned page. You do not have to be a great artist. You will need to read your assigned page at least 2-3 times in order to determine what is happening and what you could actually draw. Add as many details as you can. Your picture should reveal your understanding of the poem. Show me you know what is taking place in the epic. Please color/shade your picture. Do not sketch something in five minutes and stop. Put some time, thought, and effort into the drawing.
B, Lauryn p., 813
B, Jacob p . 814
B, Alexandra p. 815
C, Molly p. 816
C, Jada p. 817
C, Elip. 818
C, Matherly 819
F, Brian 820
M, Reina 821
M, Cassie 822
M, Avanalyn 823
N, Sydney 824
P, Victoria 825
P, William 826
R, Cameron 827
R, Danielle 828
S, Grayson 853
S, Sydney 854
S, Rachel 856
S, Tyler 857
S, Morgan 858
T, Trenton 859
V, Hannah 860
W, Kailey 861
W, Chloe 862
W, Madison 863
W, Jonathan 864
W, Emily 865
Monday, Oct. 19th NO School; Teacher workday
Tuesday, Oct. 20th CS Turn in questions and drawing that was assigned for the weekend. Finish Part 4 Epithets, Homeric Similes (Find examples) Think about the purpose of these devices Homework: Find one example for each of the following signposts: Contrasts and Contradictions, Aha Moment, Memory Moment. Be sure to write in complete sentences when describing the signpost example. Also, answer one anchor question for each signpost. Know the following terms for your test on Thursday: (Part 1)plunder, valor, ponderous, guile, profusion (Part 3) rebuke, renowned, impudence, commandeered, mortified Definitions are in the green textbook
Wednesday, Oct. 21st CS
- Discuss 3 Signposts (Divided class into groups of 4-5 students)
- Each group will choose one example for each signpost to put on a sticky note.
- Class will discuss examples from each group (address incomplete sentences)
- The Odyssey Reading and Questions (1-21)
- Study for tomorrow's test on The Odyssey (Even if you are absent today, you will be expected to take the test on Thursday. We did not cover new material for the test today).
- Read handout on the hero's journey for The Odyssey
- HW: Study for the test. Look at vocabulary on last night's posted assignment. Review Parts 1, 3, and 4.
- Thursday, Oct. 22nd
- Odyssey Test
- Read Upfront magazine when you are finished with the test.
- Homework:Poetry Handout with Thinking Maps: Please refer to the notes on the Poetry page in order to write in the definitions for terms 1-9
- Friday, Oct. 23rd
- Guest Speaker from Uzbekistan
- Introduction: Shel Silverstein Poetry
- Poetry notes (colored paper, tree maps)
- Narrative, Lyric, Dramatic (identification and analysis by color-coding) We read "I Meant to Do My Work Today" and "Incident in a Rose Garden" and identified the first poem as a lyric.
- Finish copying the definitions for terms on the back side of the poetry tree map.
- Underline examples of personification, circle examples of imagery, and place a star beside of an example of irony of situation in the two poems we read in class today.
- Begin studying definitions for the Poetry Unit. (terms on the colored paper)
Monday, Oct. 26
Read The Shark and the Goldfish
Read "Casey at the Bat" and finish analysis.
Color-code the following techniques in the "Casey at the Bat"
1. Write out the rhyme scheme for "Casey at the Bat."
2. Study your poetry notes
3. If you are going on a field trip Tuesday, read the handout (of poems) that I gave you at the end of class.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 ( Beta Club Field Trip - sub plans)
Students may work in groups (pairs of two).
Using the handout of poems 1-8 that I gave you yesterday, answer and color-code the poems according to the file posted on the Poetry page.
The remaining assignments listed below must be done individually.
Visit the Poetry page.
"Incident in a Rose Garden" and "The Raven." p. 153 of the packet
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Shark and Goldfish
"If you think your betters days are ahead of you, they are" (Explain the quote)
Review and discuss poems 1-8 from yesterday's assignment.
Listen to "Sarah ....Out" recording.
Use the packet or go to the Poetry page on the website.
Click on the "Incident in a Rose Garden" and "The Raven." (#3)
Read the poems and answer the questions on p. 153 on the packet.
Please answer in ink and in complete sentences.
Read "Sarah....Out" and mark 2 examples of each of the following: alliteration, internal rhyme, and slant rhyme.
Thursday, Oct. 28 (short class)
Shark and Goldfish
Take up. p. 153. Possibly discuss some questions.
1-21 Questions (started on this)
Review "Sarah...Out" color-coding. (assonance, consonance, and alliteration, int. rhyme, and slant rhyme)
Give definition of limerick and cinquain. Provide examples.
NO HOMEWORK...unless you want to continue reviewing poetry notes for next week's test
Study tools are available on the Poetry page.
Check poetry notes for participation grade (individually).
Check off what we have already covered.
Friday, Oct. 29th
Shark and Goldfish (The Rule Video)
Finish 1-21 questions
Iambic Pentameter in Blank Verse
Copy example of Cinquain
Concrete poetry: Read "Swan and Shadow"
1. Finish reading "Swan and Shadow" which is on the Poetry page.
2. Write a poem related to The Shark and the Goldfish.
(ballad, free verse, sonnet, narrative, lyric, dramatic, etc.)
3. Don't forget to continue studying definitions for poetry terms.
Checked answers in class HW: Study and prepare for Poetry test Hint: Read the poem "The New Colossus" again on the following website: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175887#poem
Tuesday, November 3rd No School
Study for your test. Know all the definitions from your poetry notes.
Wednesday, Nov. 4th
If you finish early, read Upfront magazine.
HW: Continue looking for a small rock (with a smooth side) or a flat stone.
Thursday, Nov. 5th
Finish Shark and Goldfish
Nonfiction Tree Map
Introduction to Nonfiction
Friday, Nov. 6th
Finish copying notes for Literary terms for Nonfiction
(If you did not finish in class, please finish next week before or after class.)
Discuss importance of learning the new definitions
Read pages in Reader's Handbook 235-244. (not all students completed this part)
Homework: Begin studying the definitions in your notes.
Visit the Nonfiction page; look for speech notes. Pay attention to the directions. They will tell you which parts to copy.
Continue searching for a rock. I don't know if we will be able to secure a donation or not. As of now, I am scheduled to contact the local business about a donation on Monday.
Monday, November 2nd Shark and Goldfish: writing assignment Ballad (Look up info on the author) Analysis/Multiple-choice questions P. 16-17 Questions #45-49
P. 167 Questio
Monday, Nov. 9th Comma notes (Rules 1-3) Copy on colored paper. Take grade on notes for speeches. Discuss Speech analysis (Reader's Handbook) Chief Joseph: Steps 1-4 on handout HW: Read "Gettysburg Address" and complete steps 1-4. (Hint: Open up documents #1 and #3 under "Gettysburg Address.")
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Comma practice for rules 1-3
Discuss Steps 1-4 on "Gettysburg Address"
Discuss parallel structure and find examples in "Gettysburg Address"
1. ( Do not worry about completing this item. I forgot to include directions to the handout. ) Complete the comma handout below on your own paper. (Write the word that comes before the comma.)
2. Read "Darkness at Noon" (the anecdote found on the Nonfiction page).
3. Open file #3 under 'Darkness at Noon."
Answer questions in ink ON PAPER.
Wednesday, Nov.11th Veteran's day
Comma practice, notes
Discuss Darkness at Noon and questions
News Article Introduction
"Ghastly...Told" reading and analysis
HW: FIND A ROCK!!
If you want to bring items from home to decorate, please do so. Be cautious of your clothing tomorrow when painting. :)
We will paint our rocks in the media center.
You have a copy of "Ghastly Deeds of Race Rioters Told."
Go to Nonfiction page. Open "Reading a News Story Student Handout" file that can be found under the heading entitled "NEWS ARTICLE: "GHASTLY DEEDS OF RACE RIOTERS TOLD."
Your assignment is to complete approximately one-half of the handout. Do the sections you find the easiest to complete.
Monday, Nov. 16th
Comma practice: Rule 3 Compound Sentences
Cause and Effect Map (Independently)
Finish "Ghastly...Told" Analysis (Partner #2)
Copy reader/writer strategies
1. Finish Comma Handout.
2. Finish student handout on laptop for news article. (Most of this should have been done in class or over the weekend.)
3. Find 1 example for 5 of the reader/writer strategies in "Ghastly ...Told." Mark /label with a pencil on the news article . (In other words, you should have 5 examples marked on the news article.)
Discuss upcoming project (masquerade mask) for Thanksgiving break
Check answers to comma handout. (Rule 5)
See if there are any questions about news article student handout on laptop.
Finish marking reader/writer strategies on "Ghastly...Told." (group 3)
1. Finish comma handout and the color-coding of the news article. Most of you completed this in class.
2. Read " Why Illegal Downloading....Industry" (found on Nonfiction page under " Persuasive Writing"). File #2
3. Open File #4 "Analysis Handout for Persuasive Writing." Answer the last three questions in complete sentences.
Wednesday, Nov. 18th Discuss color-coding of news article Notes on structure of various types of nonfiction Read 2 examples of editorial Homework: Finish Editorial analysis (I posted the questions below. You are welcome! :) )
Copy Propaganda notes (nonfiction page)
1.What topic is the writer discussing?
2.How does the writer feel about the topic?
3.What are the writer’s assertions?
4.How does the writer support the assertions?
5.What do I think about this topic?
6.How do my thoughts compare with those of the writer?
Thursday, Nov. 19th Review Editorial question Review Persuasive writing article and questions (Why Illegal Downloading....) Introduce Peacecorps.gov and background info on HIV/AIDS (in South Africa) No Homework
Friday, Nov. 20th Listen to podcast Effect map (discussion) Biography and Autobiography Memoir Writing Assignment (postponed) HW: Study for Nonfiction Test which will be on Monday. Hint: Review structure of different types of nonfiction. Have a good weekend! Monday, Nov. 23 Nonfiction Test Comma Handouts: Complete these in class or at home HW: Finish comma handouts. Monday, Dec. 7th
Monday, Nov. 30HW: Find the Study Guide for Act 1 on the right-hand side of the Romeo and Juliet page. ON A CLEAN SHEET OF PAPER, write down the answers for questions for Act 1, scene 2, 4 and 5 (only 1-3 on scene 5). Guess if you don't know the answer. Your answers should be in complete sentences and in ink. Please use the text to answer questions. A copy of the text is located on the Romeo and Juliet page in the top right-hand section under the heading "Full Text."
Tuesday, Dec. 1st (The first day of December ...WooHoo!)
Wednesday, Dec. 2nda
Read Act 3, scene 1 aloud (role-play)
Read Act 3 (all of the other scenes)
HW: Journal prompt (Look on Romeo and Juliet page of this website)
Write your response on paper. Parents/guardians are allowed to hand-write their response or type their response (they can email it to me). Parents are allowed to make a bulleted list. Students must write in complete sentences and paragraph format.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Read Act 4
Study guide question (partner)
Possibly have reading test on Monday of next week
Reminder: Journal prompt is due on Friday
Homework: Complete the journal prompt (your section and the parent section should be finished).
Finish reading Act 4 (which most of you did during I/E time).
Study Guide questions Act 4
Friday, Dec. 4
Read Act 5
Study guide (Turn in)
Begin taking notes on literary devices
Review for test on Monday
Discuss Act 3, scenes 2 and 3.
Read rest of Act 3 and Act 4.
HW: Read rest of Act 4. Study guide questions for Act 4 are not a grade. However, I would strongly advise that you try to find answers to any questions that you cannot readily answer. Feel free to type in answers to the questions you believe are difficult/challenging.
Finish reading Act 5 and work on questions (study guide).
Romeo and Juliet Test will be Monday.
HW: Study for test and work on notes. Read the summary posted on the R and J page. Review study guide questions.
- Begin brainstorming on your memoir...Who or what has made a significant difference in your life?
- Come up with ideas of who or what you would write about in your memoir.
- Tuesday, Nov. 24th
- Begin working with memoir
- Introduction to Romeo and Juliet: Read background info
- Explain masquerade mask
- Homework: Your mask is due Monday, Nov. 30th. You should have a draft for your memoir. It should be two pages and it should answer all the questions in the prompt.
- Info needed for your project... You will need to create a masquerade mask. Girls, your mask should be feminine (as if for Juliet); guys, your mask should be masculine (as if for Romeo). Your mask can cover half of your face or all of your face. Points will be deducted for using a pre-made form or purchasing a mask and just decorating it. You should create your mask (paper mache, cardboard, foam, etc.). Be creative and original in your design. It should be obvious that you have put time and thought into this last project. Ideas for how to make a "masquerade mask" can be found outline. (Google what is in quotation marks in the previous sentence.)
Your mask will be scored on originality, creativity, effort/time, etc.
- Work on your memoir.
- Review for test
- R and J Unit Test
- Notes on colons and semicolons
- Turn in mask.
- Be sure your draft is in your Google shared folder.
- Read Act 1, scenes 1 and 2 aloud.
- Summarize scene 3. Listen to scene 4 aloud. Begin reading scene 5.
- Turn in study guide questions.
- Finish Act 1, scene 5.
- Read Act 2, scenes 1 and 2. Read scene 3 aloud. Summarize scene 4.
- HW: Read the rest of Act 2, scenes 5 and 6. Answer study guide questions for Act 2, scenes 5 and 6.