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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
Selma Lagerlof p3 in old text
Annotate and discuss
Grammar diagnostic
Review parts of speech, parts of a sentence, complete sentences and agreement
Correct Sentences
Elements of fiction ppt--take notes
Three different kinds of irony
What makes a good short story?
9-2 to 9-6 Labor Day
No school
This week
Sentences
Quiz on Elements of Fiction
Read and annotate "The Most Dangerous Game" pp 12-28
Begin reading together
Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss story and identify the elements of fiction
Intro to "The Lady..."
Read "The Lady or the Tiger" pp 31-36
Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss
Intro to "War"
Read "War" pp 39-44
Sentences
Two students lead discussion about "War" and focus on elements of fiction.
Which of the first three stories works best for you? Why?
No HW
9-9 to 9-13 This week
Sentences
Hand out LOTF vocab and discuss
Look up words you don't know before and as you read.
Begin reading together
HW Ch 1


Sentences
Reading qz
Discuss
Work on vocab
Impromptu speaking
HW Ch 2
Sentences
Review writing process
Review 5 paragraph essay
Assign essay topic--"What Would Happen if There Were No Laws?"
Pre-write topic--bring to class tomorrow
HW Ch 3
Sentences
Show me vocab for Ch 1 and 2
Study vocab for 5 minutes
Vocab test on ch 1 and 2
Hand in sentences
Sentence test
Talk about vocab test
Discuss Ch 2 and 3
Impromptu speaking
9-16 to 9-20 This week
Sentences
Check annotations for Ch 1-3
In pairs, work on vocab for Ch 1 and 2
Share ideas for essay
HW Ch 4
Sentences
In different pairs, work on vocab 1 and 2
Discuss Ch4
Begin essay rough draft
HW Ch 5
Reading quiz
Sentences
In full group, discuss vocab 1 and 2
Discuss Ch 5
Continue essay rough draft
HW Ch 6
Sentences
Re-test on vocab 1 and 2
Discuss Ch 6
Preview 55 word stories
Work on vocab.
HW Ch 7
Sentences
Write first 55 word story--share and keep
Work on vocab.
No HW
9-23 to 9-27 This week
Hand in sentences
Sentence test 2
Check vocab on Ch 3-6
2-12 in grammar
HW Ch 8
12-16 in grammar
In pairs word on vocab 4-6
Work on rough draft
HW Ch 9
16-21 in grammar
In different pairs work on vocab 4-6
Peer review of rough or final draft
Impromptu speaking
HW Ch 10
Review 4-6 vocab in full group
21-27 in grammar
HW Ch 11
Essay final draft due--typed, double spaced
Write 2nd 55 word story--share and keep
Impromptu speaking
No HW
9-30 to 10-4 This week
Discuss reading
Share highlights from essays
55 word story
Impromptu
HW Ch 12
Catch-up day on reading
Vocab test on Ch 3-6
LOTF or work on vocab ch 7-12
HW Notes
Discuss "Notes"
Review for LOTF test
pp 28 31 in grammar
Impromptu
HW study for test
LOTF test

HW strive for world peace
Writing day
Write 3rd 55 word story
(last practice one)
Write first 7 sentence paragraph
Share
Check vocab 7-12
Intro to All Quiet
Hand out books
No HW
10-7 to 10-11 This week
55 word story for a grade
pp 31 to 36 in grammar
Begin reading together
HW Ch 1
Reading quiz Ch1
Discuss
Grammar quiz on parts of speech
Read together if time
HW Ch 2 and 3
Discuss reading
Vocab re-test ch 3-6
2nd 7 sentence paragraph
pp 41 to 48 in grammar
Impromptu--2 minutes (30 seconds prep)
HW Ch 4
Discuss reading
3rd 7 sentence paragraph
pp 48 to 55 in grammar
Impromptu-2 minutes (30 seconds prep)
HW 5
Reading quiz Ch 1-5
Discuss
7 sentence paragraph for a grade
Talk about Romeo and Juliet
Small group discussion "When, if ever, is war justified?"
No HW
10-14 to 10-18 Mr. Snape gone
On the computer, locate and record at least 10 relevant facts about WWI
Read individually
HW Ch 6
This week
Discuss reading
Share yesterday's research
pp 55 to 61 in grammar
HW Ch 7 85-99
Quiz on complements
Round-robin writing
HW Finish Ch 7 and read Ch 8
MEA
No school
MEA
No school
10-21 to 10-25 This week
Reading quiz
Finish sharing round robin writing
Discuss reading
HW Ch 9
Show me annotations for a grade.
Discuss reading
What is persuasion?
Grammar 61-64
Impromptu
HW Ch 10
Writing Day
Quick research
Persuasive essay
HW Finish book
Reading quiz
Discuss independent reading unit and assessment.
Review for test
Grammar Review and quiz 65 to 66
HW study
All Quiet... test

No HW
10-28 to 11-1 This week
Grammar quiz on subjects and predicates
Get approval for book for a grade.
Impromptu--family story
HW ind.
Make a 5 question reading quiz for your book with answers
Persuasive techniques
Grammar 68-69
HW ind.
Writing Day--an essay using one of yesterday's techniques
Hand in your assessment plan for independent reading
HW ind.
Short summary of your book so far
Grammar 70-71
Impromptu--children's story
NO CLASS
HW ind.
Whole class to read your book
Show me your annotations for a grade
No HW
11-4 to 11-8 This week
Short summary of your book so far
Show me annotations
Hand out lit. terms
Discuss page 1
Grammar 70-71
HW ind.
Impromptu
Review grammar
Discuss page 2 lit. terms
Writing prompt--A personal fear--use simile/metaphor
(15 minutes)
HW ind.
Independent reading day
HW ind.
Quiz on lit. terms page 1
Discuss lit. terms page 2
Grammar 73-75
Impromptu
HW ind.
Review phrases
Quiz on phrases
Last class time for independent reading.
11-11 to 11-15 This week
Quiz on lit. terms page 2
Discuss lit. terms page 3
Review for those taking written test tomorrow
HW Finish ind. reading book
Independent reading assessment--take test or present project
Hand out Book Thief
HW 3-11
Intro to BT
Quiz on lit. terms page 3
Grammar 77- 81
Read together
HW 12-29
Reading quiz
Discuss
Review participles
Grammar 81-84
HW 30-45
 Watch movie excerpts
Give me quiz on BT
Impromptu
No HW
11-18 to 11-22 This week
Grammar 85 to 89
Read together
HW 46-61
Discuss page 4 lit. terms
Grammar 89 to 92
Impromptu
HW 62-80
Reading quiz
Discuss
Review phrases
Quiz on phrases
HW 83-100
Quiz on page 4 lit. terms
Discuss reading
Grammar 96 to 98
Impromptu
HW 101-117
Writing prompt--satire and use onomatopoeia
No HW
11-25 to 11-29 This week
Round-robin writing--each change requires a different literary feature
HW 118-170
Science Olympiad
No class
PIR
No school
Thanksgiving break
No school
Thanksgiving break
No school
12-2 to 12-6 This week
Share round-robin writing
Reading quiz
Grammar 98-100
Read together
HW 173-186
Impromptu
Grammar 101-104
Read together
HW 187-204
Begin 1st formal speech
(Personal story--5-7 minutes)
Grammar 104-106
HW 205-222
Reading quiz
Continue speech prep--can use 1 3x5 card for notes
Grammar 106-108
HW 223-242
In-class writing--explain in detail how to do a simple task like tie a shoe or make a sandwich
Grammar 109-112
No HW
12-9 to 12-13 This week
Quiz on clauses
Grammar 474-476 sentence diagramming (use examples from Book 2)
HW 243-266
Lily, enjoy Hawaii!
Grammar 476-477
Work on speech
Read together
HW 267-281
In-class writing--expository (explain a technique)
share
Grammar 477-479
HW 282-303
Reading quiz
Grammar 479-483
Work on speech
HW 307-324
Watch examples of speeches
Discuss
Practice diagramming
No HW
12-16 to 12-20 This week
Grammar 485 to 487
Read together
HW 325-338
Check annotations
Reading quiz
Practice diagramming sentences
HW 339-358
Present speeches
HW 359-378
Group presentations on Book Thief discussion questions
Second semester
No HW
End of semester 1
Lily, if you have anything left to make up, this would be a good time for it.
No class
No HW
Merry Christmas!
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 sentence diagramming
Read together
HW 379-396
Reading quiz
Discuss
Grammar Quiz on diagramming
Impromptu for a grade--verbal tics
HW 397-415
Writing prompt--exact description
Grammar 265-271, practice diagramming
HW 416-437
Intro to debate
Cross examination
See video examples
Designate teams
Assign topic
HW 438-462
Writing prompt--exact description
Research debate topic
No HW
1-13 to 1-17 This week
Define affirmative case
Work with partner
HW 463-491
In class POL competition
Reading quiz
Define negative case
Work with partner
HW 492-518
Work with partner
HW 519-539

8th period POL competition for class winners in English room
Review for Book Thief test
Practice cross examination
HW read Epilogue and study for test
Go to science class
Go to English class 8th period to watch debate
No HW
1-20 to 1-24 This week
Book Thief test
HW Intro to Merchant of Venice p267-276
Intro to Shakespeare
Grammar bk 2 477-478
Read together
HW I,i
Discuss reading
Grammar bk 2 478-480

Impromptu
Read together
HW I,ii
Reading quiz
Discuss
Grammar bk 2 480-482

Read together
HW Finish Act I
Creative prompt contrasting images
No HW