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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
Read in class
"What's the Difference Between Boys and Girls?" p236 in essay book
Review annotation
Annotate and discuss
Grammar diagnostic
Proofreading--exchange and discuss
What do you want to learn? Plans for life after high school.
What does language mean?
History of the English Language Powerpoint--take notes
No HW
9-2 to 9-6 Labor Day
No school
This week
Short quiz on history of English
Intro to Anglo-Saxon Period and Beowulf ppt--notes
What is an epic poem?
Read and annotate  2-10 in text
Discuss annotation
Some words and ideas to know
Anglo-Saxon qz
Review Anglo-Saxon alliteration and kenning
Begin reading together
Read 11-16
Reading quiz
Discuss answers and preview next sections
Short, written response to the poem so far
Read 17-23
Choose two students at random to lead discussion on "The Coming of Beowulf" and two others for "Unferth's Taunt" (These will be "like free" presentations.)
No HW
9-9 to 9-13 This week
Intro to reading and fill in the blanks
Review writing process
Assign Viking essay topics--research using at least two sources
Essay will be 2-3 pages plus works cited page.
HW 23-26
Reading qz
Discuss
Intro to reading and fill in the blanks
HW 27 to 29 and rough draft of Viking essay
Impromptu speaking
Last Beo. qz
Discuss answers
Review for Beo. test
Show me rough drafts
Impromptu speaking if time allows

Beowulf test
HW Edit rough drafts
Orally present Viking essay 2 to 3 minutes. (concentrate on eye contact and body control)
Hand in essay
Talk about test and grades

If time...Intro. to Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer and Canterbury Tales
Read beginning of prologue together in Middle English and translated
9-16 to 9-20 This week
Intro. to Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer and Canterbury Tales
Read beginning of prologue together in Middle English and translated
Kamron's speech
HW 43-54
Reading qz
Discuss
Review iambic pentameter--each student writes two lines
Choose presentation pairs and assign tales.
Have your tale read by Thursday of next week.
HW 55-61 (line 115)
Take notes on each of the characters mentioned
Discuss characters
Impromptu speaking verbal ticks
Begin reading together
HW line 116 to 312
BPA
Reading quiz on beginning of prologue
Discuss quiz and characters
HW line 313 to 474
Discuss reading--this will probably be our catch up day
7 sentence paragraphs--write two

No HW
9-23 to 9-27 This week
Discuss characters--choose students to talk about each
HW line 475 to 626
Reading quiz
Students discuss characters
Begin reading together
HW Finish Prologue
Matching quiz on all characters
Intro to the Pardoner's Tale
Impromptu
HW The Pardoner's Tale
Quiz on Pardoner's Tale
Discuss
Parameters for tale presentation
Plan your presentation with your partner.
Finish planning presentation and begin practicing.
No HW
9-30 to 10-4 This week
Proofreading exercise
7 sentence paragraphs
Share
Intro to Shakespeare and Hamlet
Pass out books
HW xxiii to xxxi
Watch excerpts from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Read Ii together--assign parts

HW Iii
School to Work

HW Grunt softly
 
Discuss Iii
Read Iiii--assign parts
2nd 7 sentence paragraph
HW Iiv
Review for Canterbury Tales test
Questions?
Canterbury Tales vocab words below.

1.  sundry

2.  render

3.  coy

4.  eminent

5.  arbitrate

6.  discreet

7.  malady

8.  benign

9.  mercenary

10. subtle

11. disdain


Read Hamlet together
No HW
10-7 to 10-11 This week
Note: See "Archive" for list of vocab. words
Present tales--take notes
Go over questions from tales that are likely to be on test.
HW Study for test
Canterbury Tales test
HW IIi
Hamlet ppt--take notes
Discuss IIi
Watch video excerpts of Hamlet, opening and soliloquy
HW IIii for Monday
3rd 7 sentence paragraph
Discuss IIi
Read IIii together--assign parts
No HW
7 sentence paragraph
Watch bits of Hamlet
Talk about Romeo and Juliet
Impromptu--2 minutes (30 seconds prep)
10-14 to 10-18 Mr. Snape gone
Reading quiz on Hamlet
Read IIIi together in small groups--figure it out and take notes
HW IIIii
Shakespeare in Reed Point
This week
Discuss IIIii
Watch 3 different versions of the "To be or not to be" soliloquy
HW Finish Act III
School to Work MEA
No school
MEA
No school
10-21 to 10-25 This week
Quiz on Act III
Discuss reading
Define rhetoric and begin discussion of logic (inductive and deductive)--notes
HW IVi, ii, and iii
Show me Hamlet annotations for a grade.
Logic continued, fallacies
Discuss reading
Read together
HW IViv and IVv
School to Work
Mr. Snape will bring a five course meal to class and will have to eat it by himself.
HW Finish Act IV
Fallacies part two--notes
Impromptu
Discuss reading
Begin reading together
HW Vi
Look over notes on logic.
Quiz on logic and fallacies.
Impromptu
Questions on Hamlet.
No HW
10-28 to 11-1 This week
Finish fallacies if necessary.
Begin looking at advertisements and define Media literacy.
HW Finish Hamlet
Discuss play
In groups of 3 plan which episode (2-3 minutes) from the play to act out. Rehearse.
School to Work
Lecture about the secret to a happy and fulfilling life.
Perform fragment and discuss why it is important to the play.
Review for test
NO CLASS
HW study for test
Hamlet test (re-schedule for Tuesday of next week)
Perform scenes
Hand out Grendel and begin intro--notes
No HW
11-4 to 11-8 This week
Review for Hamlet test
"To Be..." fill in the blank test.
Intro to Grendel.
Hand out Grendel vocab.
HW Ch 1
Hamelt test
Hand out literary terms.

HW Ch 2
School to Work
Each person who shows up to class receives $100. I may be the only one.
HW Ch 3
Reading quiz
Continue analysis of advertisements.
Discuss page 1 of lit. terms
Watch Hamlet excerpts
Discuss reading
HW Ch 4
Quiz on page 1 of lit. terms.
Discuss page 2 of lit. terms.
Discuss reading
Watch Hamlet excerpts
Read together
HW Ch 5
11-11 to 11-15 This week
Discuss Ch 5--Dragon's complex philosophy--you are the dragon. Answer 3 questions
Quiz on page 1 of lit. terms
Discuss lit. terms page 2
HW Ch 6
Quiz on lit. terms page 2
Discuss reading
Discuss lit. terms page 3
Read together
HW Ch 7
Reading quiz
Carlee, Kamron and Daynon lead discussion on Ch 7
Re-test on "To Be..." speech
Discuss
MLA style paper
What is a literary paper?
HW Ch 8
Reading quiz
Livvie, Ty and Lily lead discussion on Ch 8
Requirements for your research paper.
What makes a reliable online source?
HW Ch 9
(RESCHEDULE TH AND FR)
Reading quiz
Preliminary research for a paper topic
HW Finish book
11-18 to 11-22 This week
Reading quiz Ch 8 and 9
Quiz on lit. terms page 3
Requirements for your research paper.
What makes a reliable online source?
No HW
Last Grendel reading quiz
Begin resumes
Begin preliminary research for a paper topic
HW collect info for resume



Review for Grendel test
Discuss lit. terms page 4
Look at examples of thesis statements for literary paper
Write rough draft of resume
HW Study
Grendel test
HW Research paper topic

Research paper topic due for a grade
Begin focused research
Quiz on lit. terms page 4
Work on research paper
Resumes continued
No HW
11-25 to 11-29 This week
Grendel test continued
Hand out Bless...
Intro to Bless--magical realism
Hand out glossary of Spanish terms and character list
Begin reading together if time
HW uno, dos y tres
Science Olympiad
No class
PIR
No school
Thanksgiving break
No school
Thanksgiving break
No school
12-2 to 12-6 This week
Reading quiz
Discuss
Finish 1st resume rough draft
HW cuatro, cinco y seis
Thesis statement due tomorrow
Thesis statement for a grade
Discuss reading
Peer review of resumes and mock interviews
Impromptu
HW 7, 8, 9
Work on research paper
Review MLA style
Final draft of 1st resume due, hard-copy and electronic
Share
HW 10
Reading quiz
Discuss
Begin focused resume
Impromptu
HW 11
Focused resume rough draft due--share it with me
Impromptu
No HW
12-9 to 12-13 This week
Reading quiz
Logic review
Discuss formal speech--5-7 minutes on an American social problem--expository
HW Ch 12
Speech topic for a grade
Research speech topic
Read together
HW Ch 13
Research paper
HW Ch 14
Work on speech--research contiued
Impromptu (2 minute speech, 2 minutes prep.)
HW Ch 15
Watch excerpts from TED talks as examples of effective expository speeches
No HW
12-16 to 12-20 This week
Impromptu for a grade--verbal tics
Read together
HW Ch 16-17
BMU discussion questions--in class--for a grade
HW Ch 18
Present speeches
HW Ch 19 and 20
Work on research paper
Review requirements for rough draft
Second semester
HW research paper
Rough draft of research paper due
No quiz
No test
No HW
Merry Christmas!
End of semester 1
12-23 to 12-27 Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
12-30 to 1-3 Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
Christmas break
No school
1-6 to 1-10 This week
Second semester plan
Review BMU
Define dystopia
HW Ch 21

HW Finish BMU
Hand out F. 451
Intro to novel
Define speculative fiction
Impromptu
Review for BMU test
Class time to read
HW BMU test
BMU test
HW
Read F. 451
No HW
1-27 to 1-31 This week
Round-robin writing
HW Ch 4
Reading quiz
Discuss
Work on final draft of research paper
HW Ch 5
War of the Worlds
HW Ch 6
Reading quiz
Discuss
Grammar quizzes on agreement and punctuation
HW Ch 7
Present speeches--peer evaluation
Discuss points of speeches
No HW
1-13 to 1-17 This week
HW Read 451
In class POL competition/td>
Discuss reading
HW Read 451
HW Read 451
8th period POL competition for class winners in English room
Discuss reading
HW Finish F. 451
Reading quiz/test on 451
Hand out Brave New World
Intro to BNW
No HW
2-3 to 2-7 This week
Livvie's speech
Finish grammar diagnostic
Work on final draft
HW Ch 8
Reading quiz
Work on final draft
HW Ch 9-10
Reading quiz
Discuss reading
Grammar
Read together
HW Ch 11
Reading quiz
Discuss reading
Grammar
Read together
HW Ch12
Reading quiz
Work on final draft
No HW
2-10 to 2-14 This week
Last class day to work on paper
Read together
HW Ch 13
Grammar Review B p117 to p119
Group discussion
HW Ch 14
Grammar 120-124
Group discussion
HW Ch 15
How to control the world in 2020
Read together
HW Finish BNW
Final draft of paper due
Reading quiz
Check annotations
Hand out 1984
Intro to 1984
2-17 to 2-21 This week
Grammar quiz on agreement
Read together
HW 1 in 1984
Mini-test on BNW
Grammar p130-132
Read together
HW 2 and 3
Reading quiz
Grammar p133-137
Video clips of 1984
Read together
HW 4, 5 and 6
No school
No school
2-24 to 2-28 This week
Grammar quiz on pronoun agreement
Discuss 1984
Describe Newspaper project and choose editor
HW Finish part one
Reading quiz
Group work--decide on content of newspaper and how to deliver it
HW Part two 1 and 2
Grammar 138-139
Work on newspaper
HW 3 and 4
Test on agreement
Review for test
Read together
HW 5, 6, and 7
Impromptu
Grammar diagnostic p144-145
Work on newspaper
No HW
3-2 to 3-6 This week
Show examples of position papers
Grammar 145-150
Read together
HW 8
Poetry examples
Analyze in pairs
Grammar 151-154
Work on newspaper
HW to 165
Reading quiz
Poetry part 2--pairs
End of 3rd quarter
Work on newspaper
HW to 185 and Part 3 Ch 1
No school No school

3-9 to 3-13
Mr. Snape gone
This week
Reading quiz
Read together
HW Ch 2
Mr. Snape gone
First position paper due
Share
Work on newspaper
HW Ch 3
Mr. Snape back
Reading quiz
Grammar 156-158
Discuss reading
HW Finish 1984
Ski/swim day
No class
PIR
No class
Instructions for 3-23 to
3-27
In Google Classroom post the name of your independent reading book. In your folder will be the discussion questions about 1984. Post your responses two any TWO of them on GC. I will post the quiz on GC. Post your answers there too. The grammar will be in your folder. The take-home test on 1984 will be posted. Post your answers in GC by Friday of this week. Everyone will take a test on the ind. reading book (on 4/8). The grammar is in your folder. I will post a poem on GC for you to analyze. Please respond on GC and discuss the format, meaning and poetic devices used in the poem. Post your second position paper on 1984 The grammar quiz is in your folder. I will post a writing prompt on GC. Please do your best on the response and give yourself no more than 45 minutes to complete.
3-23 to 3-27 This week
Write down ind. reading book
Group discussion on 1984 for a grade
HW ind. reading
Last reading quiz on 1984
Hand out take-home test
Grammar 159-161
HW ind. reading
Choose your assessment for your ind. reading book
Grammar 162-164
HW ind. reading
Poetry
2nd position paper on 1984 or Brave New World Due
Grammar 164-166
Impromptu (share your paper)
HW ind. reading
Take-home test due
Grammar quiz on pronouns
Tell about your ind. reading book
HW ind. reading
Instructions for 3-30 to 4-2 Ignore the grammar and impromptu. We will continue those things when we get back together. Keep reading your ind. book. Please analyze the posted poem. It is due Wed. Just read. Please analyze the posted poem. It is due Friday. Just read.
3-30 to 4-2 This week
Impromptu
Verb diagnostic
HW ind. reading
Poetry
Grammar 172-174
HW ind. reading
Grammar 174-177
HW ind. reading
Quiz on irregular verbs
Poetry
HW ind. reading
Grammar 178-179
HW ind. reading
Instructions for 4-6 to 4-9 There will be no new assignments this week. If you are missing anything from the previous weeks, use this time to get caught up.        
4-6 to 4-9 This week
HW ind. reading
HW ind. reading Ind. reading assessment Spring break
No school
Spring break
No school
Instructions for 4-13 to 4-17 This week you will have two things to do: take the test on your independent reading book (due by midnight on Friday) and read the short story "Araby." You will have one essay question to answer about the story. Your answer is also due by midnight on Friday. Both the test and the essay question will be posted on Google Classroom.        
4-13 to 4-17 Spring break
No school
Read "Araby" (the link is posted on GC).     Independent reading test due
"Araby" answer due