10th Grade Lesson Archive

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8-26 to 8-30 First day stuff
Introductions
Discuss last year
This week
Writing sample
Choose prompt from list
Share and hand in
Hand out books--sign and record
Review annotation
Read in class
"Living Like Weasels" p125 in essay book
Annotate and discuss
Grammar diagnostic
Review basics
Discuss usage
Why do we need grammar and usage? What is unique about English?
Correct sentences
Elements of fiction ppt--take notes
Three different kinds of irony
What makes a good short story?
No HW
9-2 to 9-6 Labor Day
No school
This week
Correct Sentences
Quiz on elements of fiction
Read and annotate  "Leinengen Versus the Ants" p12 Begin reading together

Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss elements of fiction
Intro to "Monkey's Paw"
Read pp 30-38
Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss elements of fiction
Impromptu speaking
Read "The Storyteller" pp 41-45
Sentences
Students lead discussion and focus on elements of fiction.
Impromptu speaking
Which of the first three stories works best for you? Why?
Begin reading "Neighbor Rosicky"
No HW
9-9 to 9-13 This week
Sentences
Intro to "Neighbor..."
Discuss first part
Time to continue reading Rosicky
HW "Neighbor Rosicky"
Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss
Define a character sketch
Write a short character sketch--real, fictional, or a combination
Intro to "A Visit..."
Impromptu speaking
HW "A Visit to Grandmother"
Show me character sketch
Create the parts of a short story
Character
Setting
POV
Plot
Theme (optional)
Share your work
Sentences
Review "A Visit...."
Reading qz--give me a quiz for extra credit
Intro to "The Beginning..."
Discuss memoir.
HW "The Beginning of Grief"
Sentences
Write alternate ending to "The Beginning..."
Read "Rifles of the Regiment" together
Impromptu speaking
9-16 to 9-20 This week
Sentences
Reading qz
Intro to "Rifle..."
HW "Rifles of the Regiment"
Reading quiz
Grammar 2-6
Intro to "Contents..."
Impromptu speaking
HW "The Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
Work day--begin 1st draft of your story. Share a paragraph at the end of the class. Reading qz
Grammar 6-10
Work on story
Intro to "Maria..."
HW "Maria Tepache"
Sentences due--hand in
Sentence test
Grammar 10-14
Give me a quiz on "Maria..."
Impromptu speaking
9-23 to 9-27 This week
Sentences
Grammar 15-20
Round robin writing
Intro to "Quiet..."
HW "The Quiet Man"
Sentences
Reading qz
Grammar 20-24
15 minutes to work on short story
Intro to "Blues..."
HW "Blues Ain't No Mockin' Bird"
Work day on short story
Sentences
Reading qz
Grammar 24-28
15 minutes to work on short story
Intro to "Pair..."
HW "A Pair of Silk Stockings"
Sentences
Reading qz
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Parts of speech quiz
p170 in grammar ex A, B and C in class (if time)

9-30 to 10-4 This week
Intro to drama and the story of Antigone's family
Define tragedy--take notes
p170 in grammar ex A, B and C in class
Impromptu
HW 474-479
Hand in sentences
Sentence test
Read Vint together
HW 489-493
Last work day for short story
HW Read Prologue and Parados
Sentences
Reading quiz
pp 174 to 179 in grammar
memorize irregular verbs
Work together
Impromptu speaking
HW Read Scene 1 and Ode 1
Sentences
Reading quizzes

Discuss a student-written play

No HW
10-7 to 10-11 This week
Quiz on irregular verbs
Short story due--typed, double spaced
Share a section of your choice
Read together--assign parts
HW Read Scene 2 and Ode 2
1st seven sentence paragraph
pp 180 to 187 in grammar
Read together--assign parts
HW Scene 3 and Ode 3
Questions on reading?
First memoir day--pre-writing
HW Scene 4 and Ode 4
2nd seven sentence paragraph
Sentences due
Sentence test 2
pp 188 to 197 in grammar
Read together
HW
Finish Antigone
Reading quiz
Intro to Shakespeare and Julius Caesar--take notes
Talk about Romeo and Juliet
Impromptu--2 minutes (30 seconds prep.)
No HW
10-14 to 10-18 Mr. Snape gone
On the computer, find and write down 10 interesting facts about the Roman world of Julius Caesar to share in class tomorrow
Read individually
HW Intro to Caesar pp 535 to 542
This week
Discuss reading
Share yesterday's research
Begin reading together
assign parts
HW Ii and Iii
Reading quiz
Discuss reading
Second memoir day--marking text and startling sentences
HW finish Act I
MEA
No school
MEA
No school
10-21 to 10-25 This week
Reading quiz on Act I
Grammar 188-197
Impromptu
Read together
HW IIi
Work on class play--show me pre-writing (setting, cast, desc. of cast, plot outline)
Discuss reading
HW Finish Act II
Memoir day continue pre-writing
HW IIIi
Reading quiz on Act II
Grammar 199-203
Impromtu
Read together
HW Finish Act III
Reading quiz on Act III
Discuss the first three acts
Practice descriptive writing
No HW
10-28 to 11-1 This week
Chapter Review of verbs 206 to 208
Read together
HW IVi and ii
Look at formatting examples of plays
Work on class play--show me rough draft of scene 1
HW Finish Act IV
Memoir day last class day for pre-writing
HW Vi, ii and iii
Reading quiz on Act IV
Grammar 210-215
Read together
HW Finish play
Reading quiz on Act V
Review important parts of play and re-read passages
No HW
11-4 to 11-8 This week
Reading quiz Act V
Review important passages
Grammar 215-218
Review for Julius Caesar test
Julius Caesar test
Hand out Death of a Salesman
HW Final draft of short story
Memoir day
Hand in final draft of short story
Examples of descriptive passages
HW pp 11-26 in Death
Intro to Death...
Characteristics of a classical tragedy--notes
Discuss last night's reading
Grammar 218-223
Impromptu
Act out beginning of HW
HW 27-44
Reading quiz
Work on class play--show me rough draft of scene 2
Impromptu
No HW