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8-26 to 8-30 First day stuff
Introductions
Discuss last year
This week
Honors?
Writing sample
Choose prompt from list
Share and hand in
Hand out books--sign and record
Need answer about honors.
Read in class
"Living Like Weasels" p125 in essay book
Review annotation
Annotate and discuss
Grammar diagnostic
Proofreading--exchange and discuss
What do you hope to learn?
What do you know about American Lit.?
Overview of American Lit. ppt-take notes.

No HW
9-2 to 9-6 Labor Day
No school
This week
Quiz on overview
Discuss answers
Read Cotton Mather's excerpt on 32-33
What is his point?
Read and annotate  2-11
Reading quiz
Discuss reading
Preview tonight's reading
Impromptu speaking
Read 12-22 begin together
Reading quiz
Discuss reading
Impromptu Speaking
Read 23-31 and 34-36 begin together
Choose two students to discuss William Bradford and two other students to discuss Anne Bradstreet (use no "likes")
Define iambic pentameter and couplet
Write three couplets
No HW
9-9 to 9-13 This week
Discuss personal narrative assignment
Listen to personal story What Great Storytellers know
HW 54-62, Jonathan Edwards and Lang. of American Frontier
Annotate beginning together
Reading quiz
Discuss
Listen to personal story
Impromptu speaking
Brainstorm for speech
HW 66-73, Intro to Revol. Period and write outline for speech
Reading quiz
Discuss
Show me outline for speech
Listen to personal story
Impromptu speaking
HW 74-83, Benjamin Franklin
Reading quiz (maybe)
Listen to personal story
Practice your speech individually
Read 86 and 88 together
HW 106-107 and 116 to 125, Intro to First Harvest
Reading quiz (maybe)
Tell a personal story 3 min. practice eye contact and body control.
Rubric:
Eye contact 0-20
Body control 0-20
Organization 0-20
Preparation 0-20
Overall 0-20
9-16 to 9-20 This week
Bobby's Speech
Fill in the blanks--American Lit. 1800 to Mark Twain
Hand out Huck Finn
Intro to HF--discuss dialect and language
Episodic novel
Use "Huck Talk"
Show photos of Twain home
Begin reading together
HW Ch 1-3
PPT--Themes in HF
Discuss last night's reading
Superstition,
Impromptu speaking--verbal tics
HW Ch 4-6
Writing day
Discuss writing process
Begin to put your personal story down on paper--pre-writing concentrate on a startling introduction--share introduction
HW 7-9
Reading quiz
Discuss
Begin rough draft
HW 10-13 and finish rough draft
Discuss reading
Peer review of rough draft
Begin second draft
Check annotations for a grade
No HW
9-23 to 9-27 This week
Look at examples of 55 word stories
Write first one
Share
HW 14-17
Reading quiz
Discuss
Time to work on final draft
Impromptu speaking--verbal tics
HW 18-20
Reading quiz
2nd 55 word story
Hand in final draft of essay typed, double spaced
Share intros
HW 21-23
Prep for research paper--This will be an argumentive paper. You will try to prove a point.
Examples
Free research
Discuss reading
HW 24-26
Prep for research paper
Free research
Discuss reading
Impromptu speaking--verbal tics
No HW (but have topic for research paper by Monday)
9-30 to 10-4 This week
Share topics
What is a limited topic?
Requirements for research paper
Discuss what makes a reliable online source
Improved Google searches
Alternate online search methods
Thesis statements part 1
HW 27-29
Reading quiz
Discuss
Thesis statements part 2
Examples
Impromptu speaking--gestures
HW 30-32

HW 33-35

School to Work
Reading quiz Ch ?-32
Review MLA style
Look at examples
3rd 55 word story (last practice)
Discuss reading
HW 36-38
55 word story for a grade
Present your paper so far--1 to 2 minute speech
include thesis
Read individually in HF for the last 15 minutes.
No HW
10-7 to 10-11 This week
1st 7 sentence paragraph
Proofreading exercise
HW Finish Huck Finn
Small group discussion questions--hand in.
Discuss answers

Intro to Grapes of Wrath
Hand out novel
HW Study for test
Review for HF test
Talk about Romeo and Juliet
Look up meaning of the title
Begin reading Grapes... together
HW Ch 1 and 2
HF test
No HW
10-14 to 10-18 Mr. Snape gone
On the computer, find and record at least 10 important facts about the American Depression of the 1930s.
Read individually
HW Ch 3 to
6
This week
Reading quiz
Discuss yesterday's research
Read together
HW Ch
7 to 9
School to Work
HW 10 to 13
MEA
No school
MEA
No school
10-21 to 10-25 This week
Research paper outline due including thesis statement--share thesis
Show me outline
Plan ACT Prep
Discuss reading
HW 14 and 15
What does an argumentative paper mean?
How can you prove an argument?
Discuss reading
HW 16
School to Work
HW 17 and 1st half of 18
Discuss reading
Grammar 234 to 236
Impromptu--an animal fable
Class time to read
HW finish 18 and 19
Writing day for research paper
Going from outline to rough draft
No HW
10-28 to 11-1 This week
Discuss reading
Grammar 234 to 236
Impromptu--an animal fable
HW 1st half of 20
Review argumentation techniques
Grammar 236 to 240 and
Impromptu--a story about a classmate
HW finish 20 and 21
School to Work
HW 1st half of 22
Grammar 242 to 245, quiz
Class time to read
NO CLASS
HW finish 22 and 23
Writing day for research paper
Paragraph transitions
Look at examples
No HW
11-4 to 11-8 This week
Grammar 242 to 245, quiz
Paragraph transitions
Look at examples
impromptu
HW 24-25
Discuss reading
Grammar 246-248 and quiz
Impromptu
Hand out lit. terms and discuss page 1
HW First half of 26
School to Work
HW Finish 26
Quiz on page 1 of lit. terms
Discuss page 2 lit. terms
Grammar 249-251 and quiz
HW 27 and 28
Writing day for research papers
Introductions--examples
HW Finish book