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Week Twelve: Nov. 04-Nov. 08

CP English 10 Per 2,7, Room 239 

 11-04 Monday: Students will re-read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, working in small groups to identify instances when various dramatic terms can be applied to specific passages.

11-05 Tuesday: Unit Test on Oedipus Rex

11-06 Wednesday: Keystone Review: How Green is My City

11-07 Thursday: Keystone essay review: How Green is My City

11-08  Friday: Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 11-04 Monday: Unit Test on Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

Homework: Begin reading your independent reading novel

 11-05 Tuesday: Intro to Hamilton unit

11-06 Wednesday: Intro to Renaissance literature—Machiavelli Excerpt

11-07 Thursday: Intro to Inferno project

11-08  Friday: Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

11-04 Monday: Business Project –work day & student interviews; projects due by the end of the period, even if a student is absent. Projects completed Tuesday 11/05 can’t earn higher than a 70%. Projects completed Wednesday 11/06 can’t earn higher than a 60%. Get them done on time!

11-05 Tuesday: Interview questioning techniques & Small Group Interviews

11-06 WednesdayKeystone review

 11-07 Thursday: Keystone Test--Tuition

11-08  Friday: Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

11-04 Monday: Large Group lecture and discussion—Research Techniques—Search Terms

11-05 Tuesday: Large Group lecture and discussion—Research Techniques—Google Scholar

11-06 Wednesday: Large Group lecture and discussion—Research Techniques—Think Tanks

11-07 Thursday: Large Group lecture and discussion—Research Techniques—Current Legislation

11-08  Friday: Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

.Week Eight: September 30-Oct. 04

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 10-07 Monday: Dramatic Terms review activity

10-08 Tuesday: Students will read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, answering questions as they read.

10-09 Wednesday:  Chorus Activity

10-10 Thursday: Students will read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, answering questions as they read.

10-11  Friday: Students will read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, answering questions as they read.

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 10-07 Monday: Students will read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, answering questions on a worksheet as they read. (Students will discuss chapters 9-11 of The Kite Runner tomorrow!)

Homework: read through chapter 12 for Wednesday, 15 for Friday

10-08 Tuesday: Students will discuss chapters 9-11 of The Kite Runner

10-09 Wednesday: Notes on Greek Theater & the Greek Chorus. There will be a quiz on the introductory material for Greek Dramaon Monday

10-10 Thursday: Notes on Greek Theater. Choral activity.

10-11 Friday: Discussion of chapters 12-15 of The Kite Runner

Homework: read chapters 16-17

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

10-07 Monday: Shark Tank activity

10-08 Tuesday: Introduction to the Business unit –notes and class discussion

10-09 WednesdayIntroduction to the Business unit –notes and class discussion

10-10 Thursday: Introduction to the Business unit –work day—slides 1-3 due

10-11 Friday: ­Quiz on business terms. Shark Tank activity.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

 10-07 Monday: Review and extension—Interview techniques

10-08 Tuesday: Notes and class discussion of “The Toulmin Model”

10-09 Wednesday: Notes and class discussion of “The Toulmin Model”—IQSquared and Amendment debate

10-10 Thursday: Notes and class discussion of “The Toulmin Model”

 

10-11 Friday: SPAR Debate #3

 

Week Seven: September 30-Oct. 04

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 09-30 Monday: Notes on Tragic heroes; acting lessons from Samuel Jackson as time allows

10-01 Tuesday: Students will read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, answering questions as they read.

10-02 Wednesday:  Chorus Activity

10-03 Thursday: Students will read an excerpt from Oedipus Rex, answering questions as they read.

10-04  Friday: Dramatic Terms activity

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 09-30 Monday: Students will discuss chapters 5-7 of The Kite Runner

Homework: read through chapter 10 for Monday

10-01 Tuesday: Dramatic terms pre-test and quizlet

10-02 Wednesday Students will read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, answering questions on a worksheet as they read.

10-03 Thursday: Notes on Greek Theater

10-04 Friday: Discussion of chapters 8-10 of The Kite Runner

Homework: read chapters 9-11

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

09-30 Monday: Newspaper Activity & Notes

10-01 Tuesday: Introduction to the Business unit –notes and class discussion

10-02 WednesdayIntroduction to the Business unit –notes and class discussion

10-03 Thursday: Introduction to the Business project –notes on research techniques

10-04 Friday: ­Quiz on business terms. Shark Tank activity.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

 09-30 Monday: Review and extension—Extemporaneous speaking

10-01 Tuesday: Notes and class discussion of “The Toulmin Model”

10-02 Wednesday: Notes and class discussion of “The Toulmin Model”—IQSquared and Amendment debate

10-03 Thursday: SPAR debate #3

10-04 Friday: practicing Dec or OI or Extemp or Congress or Journalism projects

 

Week Five: September 16-20

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 

 09-16 Monday: Students will read excerpts from The Epic of Gilgamesh in the Holt World Literature textbook—p. 23-26—while answering questions 1-11 from the packet.

 

09-17 Tuesday: Students will read excerpts from The Epic of Gilgamesh in the Holt World Literature textbook—p. 27-29—while answering questions 12-20 from the packet.

 

09-18 Wednesday:  Students will read excerpts from The Epic of Gilgamesh in the Holt World Literature textbook—p. 30-the end—while answering the remaining questions from the packet.

 

09-19 Thursday: Students will read the Biblical flood story –p. 60-65--and answer questions 1-7 & “comparing and contrasting accounts of the flood” from p. 66.

 

09-20  Friday: Notes and class discussion on Homer & The Odyssey

 

 

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239

 

 09-16 Monday: Students will discuss the ending of The Epic of Gilgamesh

 

Homework: Students will read the Biblical flood story –p. 60-65 in the Holt textbook--and answer questions 1-7 & “comparing and contrasting accounts of the flood” from p. 66.

 

09-17 Tuesday: Flood Project

 

Homework: Reading the Biblical Creation account—p. 53-56, & answering questions 1-7 on p. 57

 

09-18 Wednesday Notes & class discussion -- Kite Runner

 

09-19 Thursday: Notes & class discussion -- Kite Runner

 

Homework: read Chapters 1-3 of The Kite Runner

 

09-20 Friday: Discussion of chapters 1-3 of The Kite Runner

 

Homework: read chapters 4

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

09-16 Monday: Notes on Beowulf

 

09-17 Tuesday: Notes on Beowulf & “The Seafarer” & Kennings

 

Homework: Students should complete the worksheet if it isn’t completed in class

 

09-18 Wednesday: Notes on Beowulf

 

09-19 Thursday: ­ Notes on Beowulf

 

09-20 Friday: Reading Beowulf in class and answering packet questions 1-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

 

Monday:

 

 09-16 Monday: StudentPresentations-- 2nd Amendment debate; OI/Dec initial performances—small group work

 

09-17 Tuesday: StudentPresentations-- 2nd Amendment debate; OI/Dec initial performances—small group work

 

09-17 Wednesday: Analysis of“Learning From Dirty Jobs” by Mike Rowe; practicing Dec or OI projects

 

09-19 Thursday: Practicing “Extemp”; SPAR debate--

 

09-20 Friday: practicing Dec or OI projects

 

 

Week Four: September 09-13

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 09-09 Monday: Keystone Essay Review. Lecture, large group discussion, and individual conferences on student responses to “The Palace of the Eagles.”

Homework: essay revisions due tomorrow.

09-10 Tuesday: Hammurabi’s Code notes and activity

09-11 Wednesday:  Hammurabi’s code project

Homework: complete the project at home if necessary

09-12 Thursday: Gilgamesh Film parts 1 & 2

09-13  Friday: Reading the beginning of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Answering packet questions 1-15.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 09-09 Monday: Worksheet on the introduction to The Epic of Gilgamesh.Keystone Essay Review. Lecture, large group discussion, and individual conferences on student responses to “The Palace of the Eagles.”

Homework: essay revisions due tomorrow.
09-10 Tuesday:
Yuval Harari reading passage

Homework: Read p. 61-85 in The Epic of Gilgamesh

09-11 Wednesday The discussion questions for The Epic of Gilgamesh

Homework: Read p. 86-108 in The Epic of Gilgamesh

09-12 Thursday: Comparison of 2 translations of The Epic of Gilgamesh; discussion of p. 86-108

Homework: Read 109-119

09-13 Friday: Discussion of the remainder of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

09-09 Monday: Quiz on Sherlock Holmes story – “The Final Problem.”

09-10 Tuesday: Notes on Beowulf & “The Seafarer” & Kennings

Homework: Students should complete the worksheet if it isn’t completed in class

09-11 Wednesday: Origin Myth assignment—read the 1 page Celtic Origin Myth and the 1-page Norse Origin Myth and complete the questions in the accompanying worksheet.

09-12 Thursday: Notes on Beowulf

09-13 Friday: Reading Beowulf in class and answering packet questions 1-15

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

Monday:

 09-09 Monday: Research on 2nd Amendment debate; OI/Dec initial performances—small group work

09-09 Tuesday: Discussion of 1 more competition type: Extemp

09-10 Wednesday: Analysis of“Learning From Dirty Jobs” by Mike Rowe; practicing Dec or OI projects

09-12 Thursday: Practicing “Extemp”; SPAR debate--

09-13 Friday: practicing Dec or OI projects

 

Week Three: September 02-06

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 09-02 Monday: No School

09-03 Tuesday: Reading “Wooden People” on p. 311-312; answering questions 1 & 2 on p. 313. Students will finish taking notes on Origin Myths, and complete a brief project on the criteria from the notes.

Homework: Finish the Origin Myth project if it isn’t completed in class.

09-04 Wednesday:  OM project due. Students will review the answers to the multiple choice questions from “The Palace of the Eagles.” There will be a lecture & class discussion of the Keystone Exam –scoring and question types

09-05 Thursday: Individual project on 2 types of Keystone MCQs—creating 4 types of vocabulary questions.

Homework: Use one of the Origin Myth passages to generate 2 multiple choice questions based on “literary techniques.”

09-06  Friday: Project about grading theKeystone Essay.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 09-02 Monday: No School
09-03 Tuesday:
Hamarabi’s Code Notes and project

Homework: complete the project if it isn’t completed in class.

09-04 Wednesday: Gilgamesh Film Day 1—in class worksheet

Homework: Read p. 7-16 of the introduction to Sander’s Translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh

09-05 Thursday: Gilgamesh Film Day 2—in class worksheet. Quiz on p. 7-16

09-06 Friday: Keystone Essay project and individual conferences.

Homework: re-write essay if necessary

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

09-02 Monday: No School

09-03 Tuesday: Vocabulary for the second half of “The Final Problem” packet. Students will write and share original sentences for the new vocabulary terms.

Homework: Students should complete any terms they didn’t get to in class.

09-04 Wednesday: Reading “The Final Problem” by Arthur Conan Doyle in class. We’ll read p. 8-14 in the “Final Problem” packet and answer questions 23-49 in the study guide.

09-05 Thursday: Quiz on Sherlock Holmes & “The Final Problem.”

09-06 Friday: Celtic and Norse Origin Myths activity/worksheet—due by the end of the period

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

Monday:

 09-02 Monday: No School

09-02 Tuesday: Notes on Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and Kairos. Analysis of Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”

Homework: Find a speech or story to develop

09-03 Wednesday:Analysis of MLK’s “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”; Reagan’s “Berlin Speech.”

09-05 Thursday: Analysis of“Learning From Dirty Jobs” by Mike Rowe; “March For Our Lives” by Emma Gonzalez.

09-06 Friday: SPAR debate in teams: Best Girl Scout Cookie; Best pizza toppings.

 

Week Two: August 26-37

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 08-26 Monday: Practice Keystone Passage: “Palace of the Eagles.” In-class diagnostic test.

08-26 Tuesday: Scoring the Keystone Exam—Presentation & Notes. After taking notes and discussing question types they will encounter on the Keystone exam, students will read an origin myth (“Wooden People,” p. 312-313 in our main textbook.) Students will discuss the story and then write 3 Keystone-style vocabulary questions using the passage they have just read.

Homework: return the signed syllabus.

08-28 Wednesday:  Students will read Ovid’s “Metamorphosis,” p. 305-312, answer questions 1,2, 5 from p. 320, and use the content of the passage to generate 3 Keystone-style multiple-choice questions using literary terms.

08-29 Thursday: Reading in class: “The End of All Things” on p. 317-319of the Holt Textbook. Questions 3,4, 6-9 on p. 320.

08-30  Friday: Writing workshop

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 08-26 Monday: Review of Homework—p. 320, 1-5; origin myth homework/chart. Discussion of myths from the “Big Myth” website.

Homework: Signed Syllabus is due.

08-27 Tuesday:
Practice Keystone Passage: “Palace of the Eagles.” In-class diagnostic.

08-28 Wednesday: Scoring the Keystone Exam—Presentation & Notes. After taking notes and discussing question types they will encounter on the Keystone exam, students will read an origin myth (“Wooden People,” p. 312-313 in our main textbook.) Students will discuss the story and then write 3 Keystone-style vocabulary questions using the passage they have just read.

08-29 Thursday: Ted Talk activity—prehistoric man; Read sections 1-3 from the introduction to Sandar’s translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Homework: quiz tomorrow on the reading passage.

 08-30 Friday: Gilgamesh (Film) (notes in worksheet form) Homework: Read Chapters 1-3 in Gilgamesh (--p. 96.)

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

08-26 Monday: Sherlock—video and character sketch, which is a worksheet and is due Tuesday if it isn’t completed in class.

08-27 Tuesday: Reading “The Final Problem” by Arthur Conan Doyle in class. We’ll read p. 3-8 in the “Final Problem” packet and answer questions 1-22 in the study guide.

Homework: Students should write original sentences for the 19 terms starred in the second half of their study guides.

08-28 WednesdayReview of the vocabulary homework. Reading “The Final Problem” in class. We’ll read p. 9-14 and answer questions 23-49 in the study guide.

08-29 Thursday: Watching Sherlock. Character sketch on either Watson or Moriarity, due at the beginning of class Friday.

08-30 Friday: Celtic and Norse Origin Myths activity/worksheet—due by the end of the period.

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 4 & 8, Room 239

Monday:

 08-26 Monday: Watching examples of Oratorical Declamation from Prior NCFL competitors.

08-26 Tuesday: Students will practice Oral Interpretation using a story by John Scieszka.

08-27 Wednesday: Students will research pieces to interpret or speeches to declame.

08-29 Thursday: Students will practice and deliver speeches. 

08-30 Friday: Chain debate: Best Girl Scout Cookie; Best pizza toppings.

 

 

 

During the week, I update lesson plans for my classes hourly at my class website: sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite . Online worksheets, study materials, and links to online quizzes can also be found there.

 

 

Week Thirty-eight: May 20-May 24

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

05-20: Monday: Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-21: TuesdayObjective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-22: Wednesday:Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-23: Thursday: Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-24: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Read chapters 1-5 in Life of Pi; complete the study guide questions

Assignment: none

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

05-20: Monday: Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: Read through chapter 22 of The Kite Runner for Friday

05-21: TuesdayObjective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-22: Wednesday:Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-23: Thursday: Objective: Demonstration Speeches

Activity: Student Presentations

Assignment: none

05-24: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Brief quiz on chapters 16-22; Read chapter 23 in Kite Runner in class

Assignment: We’ll finish reading the book next week, obviously!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Castaway comparison

Assignment: none

05-07: Tuesday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Introduction to Spar debates

Assignment: none

05-08: Wednesday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Spar Debates

Assignment: none

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Spar Debates

Assignment: none

05-10: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: reading Chapters 1-4 in Life of Pi; study guide questions

Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Spring Break!

05-07: Tuesday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: New play: Zombie Apocalypse

Assignment: read the play

05-08: Wednesday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: New play: Zombie Apocalypse

Assignment: read the play

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: New play: Zombie Apocalypse

Assignment: read the play

05-10: Friday Objective: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: New play: Zombie Apocalypse

Assignment: read the play

 

Week Thirty-seven: May 13-May 17

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Literature Exam per 1-4

 

Assignment: none

 

05-07: TuesdayObjective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Literature Exam per 1-4

 

Assignment: none

 

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Demonstration Speeches: Lecture

 

Assignment: none

 

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Demonstration Speeches—rubric; online speeches

 

Assignment: none

 

05-10: Friday Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Demonstration Speeches: topics

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Literature Exam per 1-4

 

Assignment: none

 

05-07: TuesdayObjective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Literature Exam per 1-4

 

Assignment: none

 

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Discussion of Kite Runner, Ch 11-15

 

Assignment: Ch. 16-20 due monday

 

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Demonstration Speeches—lecture; rubric; online speeches

 

Assignment: none

 

05-10: Friday Objective: Speech Analysis

 

Activity: Demonstration Speeches: topics

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Comparing Castaway to Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

05-07: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Comparing Castaway to Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

05-08: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Comparing Castaway to Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Life of Pi introduction; packet questions; Spar debates group will discuss potential debate topics. I need 100, total.

 

Assignment: none

 

05-10: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Intro to spar debates; lecture; Life of Pi group will read chapters 1-4

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

05-06: Monday: Spring Break!

 

05-07: Tuesday:Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Final Run-throughs

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Final Run-throughs

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Dress Rehersal

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

05-10: FridayObjective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Dress Rehersal

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

 

Week Thirty-six: May 06-May 09

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review: Vocabulary Terms

Assignment: none

05-07: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review “Red Badge of Courage”

Assignment: Vocabulary terms quiz make-up if necessary; essay practice if necessary

05-08: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review “Red Badge of Courage”

Assignment: Vocabulary terms quiz make-up if necessary; essay practice if necessary

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review “Maria Mitchell”

Assignment: Vocabulary terms quiz make-up if necessary; essay practice if necessary

05-10: FridayObjective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Intro to Life of Pi

Assignment: none

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Kite Runner discussion—ch-6-7

Assignment: read chapters 8-10 for Friday; chapters 11-15 for Monday

05-07: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review“Starlings in Winter”

Assignment: Keystone Review “Tuition”

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review“Starlings in Winter,” “Tuition”

Assignment:Keystone Review: “Red Badge of Courage”

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Keystone Review—“Red Badge of Courage”

Assignment: Read ch 8-10 for tomorrow

05-10: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Discussion of Chapters 8-10; Cereal

Assignment: Read ch 11-15 for Tuesday

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 12 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress

Assignment: study for the quiz on Wednesday

05-07: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Movie comparison-- Lord of the Flies

Assignment: study for the quiz on Wednesday

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Summative Assessment

Activity: Lord of the Flies Test, Ch 1-12

Assignment: none!

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Film comparison: Lord of the Flies vs Castaway

Assignment: none

05-10: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Film comparison: Lord of the Flies vs Castaway

Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

05-06: Monday: Spring Break!

05-07: Tuesday:Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Final Run-throughs

Assignment: memorize your lines

05-08: Wednesday:Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Final Run-throughs

Assignment: memorize your lines

05-09: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Dress Rehersal

Assignment: memorize your lines

05-10: FridayObjective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: Dress Rehersal

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

Week Thirty-four: April 22-26

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

04-22: Monday: Spring Break!

 

04-23: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

04-24: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

04-25: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

04-26: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

04-22: Monday: Spring Break!

 

04-23: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

04-24: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review

 

Assignment: none

 

04-25: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Keystone Review/Intro to Kite Runner

 

Assignment: Read Chapters 1-2 for homework

 

04-26: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Discussion of Chapters 1-2

 

Assignment: Read chapters 3-5 for homework

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

04-22: Monday: Spring Break!

 

04-23: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading Chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress; review for the quiz Thursday

 

Assignment: none

 

04-24: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading Chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress; review for the quiz tomorrow

 

Assignment: none

 

04-25: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on chapters 8-10

 

Assignment: none

 

04-26: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading Chapter 11 of Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

04-22: Monday: Spring Break!

 

04-23: Tuesday:Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—blocking

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

04-24: Wednesday:Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: run-throughs

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

04-25: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—blocking

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

04-26: Friday Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—blocking

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

 

 

Week Thirty-three: April 15-19

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

04-15: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dramatic Terms in Julius Caesar—worksheet. Acts 4 & 5 of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete worksheet for homework if not completed in class.

04-16: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Acts 4 & 5 of Julius Caesar.

Assignment: none

04-17: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Movie Comparison

Assignment: none

04-18: Thursday: Spring Break!

04-19: Friday Spring Break!

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

04-15: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dramatic Terms in Julius Caesar—worksheet. Acts 4 & 5 of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete worksheet for homework if not completed in class.

04-16: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Acts 4 & 5 of Julius Caesar.

Assignment: none

04-17: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Movie Comparison

Assignment: none

04-18: Thursday: Spring Break!

04-19: Friday Spring Break!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

04-15: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress; review for the quiz tomorrow

Assignment: none

04-16: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress; review for the quiz tomorrow

Assignment: none

04-17: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: watching Lord of the Flies;

Assignment: none

04-18: Thursday: Spring Break!

04-19: Friday Spring Break!

 

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

04-15: Monday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—props

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-16: Tuesday:Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—blocking

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-17: Wednesday:Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: run-throughs

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-18: Thursday: Spring Break!

04-19: Friday Spring Break!

 

 

Week Thirty-one: April 01-05

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

04-01: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will review Act III sc i of Julius Caesar, completing packet questions as we progress.

Assignment: read scene 2

04-02: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will review Act III sc ii of Julius Caesar, completing packet questions as we progress.

Assignment: none

04-03: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will review Act III sc ii of Julius Caesar, completing packet questions as we progress.

Assignment: complete any packet questions not completed in class

04-04: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Propaganda Project

Assignment: Project will be due Tuesday of next week

04-05: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Propaganda Project

Assignment: Project will be due Tuesday of next week

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

04-01: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will act out Act III sc i of Julius Caesar,

Assignment: complete packet questions for scene 1, read scene 2

04-02: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will review Act III sc ii of Julius Caesar, completing packet questions as we progress.

Assignment: logical fallacies quizlet

04-03: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will review Act III sc ii of Julius Caesar, completing packet questions as we progress.

Assignment: logical fallacies quizlet

04-04: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Review of logical fallacies

Assignment: write real-world examples of 5 logical fallacies

04-05: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Propaganda Project

Assignment: Project will be due Tuesday of next week

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

04-01: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies; completing packet questions as we progress

Assignment: none

04-02: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

04-03: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

04-04: Thursday Objective: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

04-05: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

04-01: Monday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—props

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-02: Tuesday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—costumes

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-03: Wednesday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—blocking

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-04: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: blocking

Assignment: memorize your lines

04-05: Friday: Objective: Theater Activities

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: improv activities

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

 

 

 

 

Week Thirty: March 25-29

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

03-18: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Students will review Act II of Julius Caesar

 

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz—it will cover character identification, literary technique questions, and plot-level questions, as well as quotations covered in the packet.

 

03-19: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on Acts I & II

 

Assignment: none

 

03-20: Wednesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

 

Activity: Students will complete a Quizlet and a quiz on the new terms.

 

Assignment: study the vocabulary words to prepare for the next quiz.

 

03-21: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Students will read Act III, sc I in class.

 

Assignment: complete any packet questions not completed in class

 

03-22: Friday Objective: Assessment

 

Activity: Students will watch 2 versions of Act III, sc i of Julius Caesar

 

          Assignment: complete any quotation questions not completed in class.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

03-18: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Students will review Act II of Julius Caesar

 

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz—it will cover character identification, literary technique questions, and plot-level questions, as well as quotations covered in the packet.

 

03-19: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on Acts I & II

 

Assignment: none

 

03-20: Wednesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

 

Activity: Students will complete a Quizlet and a quiz on the new terms.

 

Assignment: study the vocabulary words to prepare for the next quiz.

 

03-21: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Students will read Act III, sc I in class.

 

Assignment: complete any packet questions not completed in class

 

03-22: Friday Objective: Assessment

 

Activity: Students will watch 2 versions of Act III, sc i of Julius Caesar

 

          Assignment: complete any quotation questions not completed in class.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

03-18: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

03-19: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Review of Chapter 4 of Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

03-20: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on chapters 1-4: vocabulary questions, plot-level questions, literary technique questions, and plot-level questions will be included on the quiz.

 

Assignment: none

 

03-21: Thursday Objective: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

 

Activity: Quizlet on vocabulary for chapters 5-8 of Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

 

03-22: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

03-18: Monday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—voice

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

03-19: Tuesday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—physical presence

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

03-20: Wednesday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: character creation—read-throughs

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

03-21: Thursday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: memorizing lines

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

03-22: Friday: Objective: Theater Activities

 

Activity: Students are preparing scripts in small groups. Today’s focus: improve activities

 

Assignment: memorize your lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Twenty-eight: March 11-15

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

03-11: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act I sc iii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-12: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act II sc i of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-13: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act II sc ii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-14: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will compare two versions of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete written paragraph if not completed in class

03-15: Friday Objective: Assessment

Activity: Students will read Act II sc iii--iv of Julius Caesar

          Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

03-11: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Quiz on Julius Caesar

          Assignment: none

03-12: Tuesday: Objective : Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act I, sc i of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

                             Assignment: Read Act I, sc ii

03-13: Wednesday: Objective : Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act I, sc ii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

                             Assignment: Read Act I, sc ii­­­­

03-14: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Comparing 2 versions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

                             Assignment: none

03-15: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Comparing 2 versions of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

          Assignment: complete written paragraph if necessary

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

03-11: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes and introductory activity

Assignment: none

03-12: Tuesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Reading Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

03-13: Wednesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Reading Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

03-14: Thursday Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Reading Chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

03-15: Friday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Reading Chapter 3 of Lord of the Flies; answering study guide questions as we progress

Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

03-11: Monday: Objective: Assessment

Activity: Filmed Debate: Adding a Required Life Skills Class

Assignment: write more questions!

03-12: Tuesday: Objective: Assessment

Activity: Filmed Debate: Adding a Required Life Skills Class

Assignment: write more questions!

03-13: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Filmed Debate: Adding a Required Life Skills Class

Assignment: choose a script

03-14: Thursday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: “Guest Speaker”: Helen Mirren

Assignment: choose a script

03-15: Friday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: read throughs

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Week Twenty-seven: March 04-08

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

03-04: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act I sc i-ii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-05: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act I sc i-ii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-06: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act I sc iii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: complete any study guide questions not completed in class.

03-07: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Students will read Act I sc iii of Julius Caesar

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

03-08: Friday Objective: Assessment

Activity: Quiz on Act I of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

          Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

03-04: Monday: Objective:Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on Shakespeare’s Language & use of literary techniques

          Assignment: worksheet; quiz on Friday

03-05: Tuesday: Objective:Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Quizlet quizzes on Elizabethan terms and new vocabulary for Act I of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

                             Assignment: Sentences worksheet. Quiz on Friday

03-06: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on Shakespeare’s theater & Shakespeare’s life & times

                             Assignment: quiz on Friday

03-07: Thursday Objective:Literary Analysis

Activity: John Green’s guest lecture on Julius Caesar & Rome

                             Assignment: quiz tomorrow; reading Julius Caesar on Monday

03-08: Friday: Objective:Assessment

Activity: Quiz on the historical backgrounds of Shakespeare & Julius Caesar & Rome

          Assignment: none

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

03-04: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Quizlet for chapters 1-4 of Lord of the Flies—part 1. 21 sentences due tomorrow.

Assignment: finish writing sentences with the new vocabulary terms.

03-05: Tuesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Quizlet for chapters 1-4 of Lord of the Flies—part 2. 24 sentences due tomorrow.

Assignment: finish writing sentences with the new vocabulary terms.

03-06: Wednesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Introduction to Lord of the Flies -- notes & a group activity

Assignment: none

03-07: Thursday Objective: Assessment

Activity: Reading chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies.

Assignment:none

03-08: Friday: Objective: Assessment

Activity: Reading chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies.

Assignment:none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

03-04: Monday: Objective: Questioning Techniques

Activity: Groups will discuss what the opposition is likely to say and will work together to write and assign friendly and opposition questions.

Assignment: Filming begins Wednesday

03-05: Tuesday: Objective: Questioning Techniques

Activity: Groups will discuss what the opposition is likely to say and will work together to write and assign friendly and opposition questions.

Assignment: Filming begins tomorrow

03-06: Wednesday: Objective: Debate

Activity: Student-run debate: “High schools properly empower students to control their futures.””

Assignment: Filming begins today

03-07: Thursday:Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Student speeches: “High schools properly empower students to control their futures.”

Assignment: filmed debate continues tomorrow

03-08: Friday:Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Filmed debate project

Assignment: none

 

 

 

Week Twenty-six: Feb. 25-March 1

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

02-25: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Students should read through the new terms on the quizlet on my website, test to an A+, show the teacher the A+, and then write original sentences that incorporate the new terms. All of the terms should be used—it doesn’t matter how many sentences are written.

     Assignment: none

02-26: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on literary techniques—Puns, Similes, Metaphors, etc. Worksheet on Shakespeare’s language and literary techniques

     Assignment:

02-27: Wednesday: Objective: Assessment

Activity: Quiz on introductory materials

          Assignment: none

02-28: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act I of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

          Assignment: packet questions from Act I

03-01: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act I of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

          Assignment: packet questions for Act 1

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

02-25: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Creative Writing Project

          Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out last Friday

02-26: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

                             Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out last Friday

02-27: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

                             Assignment: none

02-28: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Introduction to Julius Caesar

                             Assignment: none

03-01: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Introduction to Julius Caesar

          Assignment: Julius Caesar assignment #1

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

02-25: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Quizlet activity. Students should read through the new terms on the quizlet on my website, test to an A+, show the teacher the A+, and then write original sentences that incorporate 8 of the new terms—any 8 terms will do.

Assignment: complete sentences if they aren’t done by the end of class.

02-26: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act 5, sc 2

          Assignment: study guide questions for Act 5

02-27: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Review of Act 5 of Hamlet

Assignment: study for a quiz on acts 4 & 5

02-28: Thursday Objective: Assessment

Activity: Quiz on Acts 4 & 5 of Hamlet.    

Assignment: none

03-01: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Movie project       

Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

02-25: Monday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Groups will take turn delivering and commenting on their member’s speeches

          Assignment: 2nd draft due Wednesday; questions due Thursday

02-26: Tuesday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Groups will take turn delivering and commenting on their member’s speeches

          Assignment: 2nd draft due Wednesday; questions due Thursday

02-27: Wednesday: Objective: Questioning Techniques

Activity: Groups will discuss what the opposition is likely to say and will work together to write and assign friendly and opposition questions.

Assignment: Write a speech &/or questions

02-28: Thursday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Speech delivery

Assignment: filmed debate begins tomorrow

03-01: Friday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Filmed debate project

Assignment: none

 

 

 

 

Week Twenty-five: Feb. 18-Feb. 22

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239s

02-18: Monday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Sample Keystone Essay #1—Kennedy Speech

     Assignment: none

02-19: Tuesday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Sample Keystone Essay #2—“To Build a Fire”

     Assignment: none

02-20: Wednesday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Sample Keystone Exam—discussion of question

types—large group discussion of types and answers “The Red Badge of Courage”

          Assignment: none

02-21: Thursday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Sample Keystone Exam—discussion of question

types—large group discussion of types and answers “The Red Badge of Courage”

          Assignment: none

02-22: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Lecture and Group Discussion on Allusions

          Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

02-18: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out Friday

02-19: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

                             Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out Friday 02-20: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

                             Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out Friday 02-21: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

                             Assignment: Follow the reading guide handed out Friday

02-22: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Presentations on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Julius Caesar assignment #1

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

02-18: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Review of Act 4  

          Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

02-19: Tuesday: Objective: Summative Assessment;vocabulary acquisition

Activity: Quiz on Act 4; quizlet vocabulary for Act 5

          Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

02-20: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity Activity: Act 5 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion       

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 5

02-21: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 5 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion        

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 5

02-22: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 5 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion        

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 5

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

02-18: Monday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Discussion of Research sub-topics and questioning techniques; debate roles; class bibliography

          Assignment: read your chosen script.

02-19: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Formal Debate roles and Research Assignments

Assignment: Research

02-20: Wednesday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Speech Review

Assignment: Write a speech &/or questions

02-21: Thursday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Speech Review

Assignment: Write a speech &/or questions

02-22: Friday: Objective: Speech Techniques

Activity: Watching and analyzing 2 speeches

Assignment: Research

 

Week Twenty-four: Feb. 11-Feb. 15

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239s

02-11: Monday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Writing Multiple Choice Question #3—“Close Reading”

     Assignment: none

02-12: Tuesday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Writing Multiple Choice Questions #4—“Close Reading”

     Assignment: none

02-13: Wednesday: Activity: Sample Keystone Exam—discussion of question

types—large group discussion of types and answers “Taming the Bicycle”

          Assignment: none

02-14: Thursday: Objective: Test Taking Strategies

Activity: Writing Multiple Choice Questions #5—“Impact”

     Assignment: none

02-15: Friday Activity: Sample Keystone Exam—discussion of question

types—large group discussion of types and answers Kennedy’s Speech

          Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

02-11: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Project on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Project is due Wednesday

02-12: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Project on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Project is due Wednesday

02-13: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Project on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Project is due today; Read p. 40-84

02-14: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Project on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Project is due today; Read p. 85-120

02-15: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Student Project on Dante’s Inferno—the project is described thoroughly on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/lavreysclasssite/accelerated-english-10.

          Assignment: Project is due today; Read p. 121-158

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

02-11: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Beginning Act 4 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion.  

          Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

02-12: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion; notes on “Humors” & Renaissance-Era medical concepts.

          Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

02-13: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion       

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

02-14: Thursday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion        

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

02-15: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet— reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion        

Assignment: study guide questions for Act 4

 

Class: Argument & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

02-11: Monday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: IQ squared Educational Debate; Discussion of debate structure

          Assignment: read your chosen script.

02-12: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Formal Debate roles and Research Assignments

Assignment: Research

02-13: Wednesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Formal Debate roles and Research Assignments

Assignment: Research

02-14: Thursday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Speech Review

Assignment: Write a speech &/or questions

02-15: Friday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Speech Review

Assignment: Write a speech &/or questions

 

 

 

Week Twenty-three: Feb. 04-Feb. 08

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

02-04: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Dante’s Inferno student presentations

 

     Assignment: none

 

02-05: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Dante’s Inferno student presentations

 

Assignment: none

 

02-06: Wednesday: Activity: Sample Keystone Exam—discussion of question

 

types—notes and large group discussion

 

          Assignment: none

 

02-07: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Sample Keystone Essay

 

Assignment: none

 

02-08: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Writing Keystone Questions

 

Assignment: none

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

02-04: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Large group discussion. Notes on Literature of the Renaissance and Dante’s Inferno.

 

          Assignment: study for Tuesday’s quiz

 

02-05: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on Dante, Dante’s Inferno, andthe Literature of the Renaissance.

 

          Assignment: none

 

02-06: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Notes on Questions Types on the Keystone exam.

 

          Assignment: none

 

02-07: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Newspaper assignment (Review of the last newspaper assignment.)

 

     Assignment: none

 

02-08: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Independent Novels part 2: lecture and book selection.

 

          Assignment:Read chapters 1-4 of your novel.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

02-04: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Covering the remainder of act 3 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in a large group discussion.   10 points.

 

          Assignment: study guide questions for Act 3

 

02-05: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Act 3 of Hamlet—review of the entire act—study guide questions/watching and analyzing the movie version

 

          Assignment: brief quiz on Act 3 tomorrow

 

02-06: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Quiz on Act 3 of Hamlet

 

          Assignment: none

 

 

 

02-07: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet—vocabulary exercise

 

     Assignment: none

 

02-08: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Act 4 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in the large group discussion.   10 points.

 

   Assignment: none

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

02-04: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Guest lectures—Samuel Jackson & Helen Mirren. Choosing a script

 

          Assignment: read your chosen script.

 

02-05: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

 

Activity: Watching a short film by Thomas Friedman

 

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

 

02-06: Wednesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

 

Activity: Articles about Common Core

 

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

 

02-07: Thursday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

 

Activity: Articles about Common Core

 

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

 

02-08: Friday:Objective: Research, analysis and debate

 

     Activity: Addiction issues

 

     Assignment: Write a bill that has something to do with education

 

     or students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Twenty-two: Jan 28-Feb. 01

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

01-28: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno presentation project—large group discussion and in-class work time. Presentations are due at the end of the period Tuesday.

          Assignment: none

01-29: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno presentation project—large group discussion and in-class work time. Presentations are due at the end of the period Today.

          Assignment: none

01-30: Wednesday: Activity: Dante’s Inferno presentation project—student presentations.

          Assignment: none

01-31: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on Shakespeare’s Life and Language

Assignment: none

02-01: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on Shakespeare’s Theater

Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

01-28: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Review of 2 assignments—ballads and The Prince. Large group discussion. Notes on Literature of the Renaissance and Dante’s Inferno.

          Assignment: study for Wednesday’s quiz

01-29: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on the structure of Dante’s Inferno, and the structure of Hell within Dante’s Inferno.

          Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

01-30: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Quiz on Dante, Dante’s Inferno, andthe Literature of the Renaissance.

          Assignment: none

01-31: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Newspaper assignment (Review of the last newspaper assignment.)

     Assignment: none

02-01: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Independent Novels part 2: lecture and book selection.

          Assignment:Read chapters 1-4 of your novel.

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

01-28: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Make-up test: Act 2 of Hamlet;Brief notes on puns; Watching the movie version of Hamlet—1:05-1:23

          Assignment: none

01-29: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 3 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in the large group discussion.   10 points.

          Assignment: brief quiz on Act 2 tomorrow

01-30: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity Act 3 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in the large group discussion.   10 points.

          Assignment: none

 

01-31: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Act 3 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in the large group discussion.   10 points.

     Assignment: none

02-01: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Act 3 of Hamlet—reading in class, answering study guide questions in the large group discussion.   10 points.

   Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

01-28: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Guest lectures—Samuel Jackson & Helen Mirren. Choosing a script

          Assignment: read your chosen script.

01-29: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Articles about Income Inequality

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

01-30: Wednesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Articles about AI

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

01-31: Thursday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Articles about Education

Assignment: read and memorize your part within your chosen script.

02-01: Friday:Objective: Research, analysis and debate

     Activity: Addiction issues

     Assignment: Write a bill that has something to do with education

     or students.

 

 

 

Week Twenty-one: Jan 21-25

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

01-21: Monday: Objective: MLK Jr. Day

Activity: No School for Students

          Assignment: none

01-22: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno presentation project—large group discussion and in-class work time. Packets are due at the beginning of the period.

          Assignment: none

01-23: Wednesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Inferno presentation project—work day

Assignment: none

01-24: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno project –student presentations

Assignment: none

01-25: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno project –student presentations

Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

01-21: Monday: Objective: MLK Jr. Day

Activity: No School for Students

          Assignment: none

01-22: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: discussion of students’ independent novels; journal response #5 due by the beginning of the period.

          Assignment: none.

01-23: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Discussion of Medieval Literature. Introduction to Literature of the Renaissance. Notes and large group discussion: ballads vs. sonnets

          Assignment: a poetry explication

01-24: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: reading Machiavelli’s The Prince & answering worksheet questions.

     Assignment: none

01-25: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Introduction to Dante & The Inferno.

          Assignment:Read p.656-658; answer the 5 questions in the margins. Quiz Monday on the introductory information on Dante and the Divine Comedy & the structure of Hell as described in the Inferno.

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

01-21: Monday: Objective: MLK Jr. Day

Activity: No School for Students

          Assignment: none

01-22: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Review of Act 2—answering packet questions for Act 2, watching the movie.

          Assignment: brief quiz on Act 2 tomorrow

01-23: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: 10 Questino quiz on act 2 of Hamlet. Reading Act 3 of Hamlet; answering packet questions.

          Assignment: none

 

01-24: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Reading act 3 of Hamlet & completing packet

questions

     Assignment: none

01-25: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Hamlet Act 3 & completing packet

Questions

     Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

01-21: Monday: Objective: MLK Jr. Day

Activity: No School for Students

          Assignment: none

01-22: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: In-class discussion: Student Congress Bill—Common Core

          Assignment: write an affirmation or a negation to our Common Core bill

01-23: Wednesday:Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: Discussion of the Common Core bill,

          Assignment: write an affirmation or a negation of one other bill.

01-24: Thursday:Objective: Critical Thinking

     Activity: Preparations for the Home Meet of the Debate Club

     Assignment: none.

01-25: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

 

 

 

Week Twenty: Jan 14-18

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

01-14: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Inferno Web Project & packet

         Assignment: none

01-15: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Sinners and Sins quizlet; Inferno Web Project & packet

         Assignment: study for a quiz on Dante’s Inferno—bio. Info       about Dante, sinners & punishments, structure of the Divine

Comedy

01-16: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Quiz on Dante’s Inferno; Inferno Web Project & packet

         Assignment: packet due Friday

01-17: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Inferno Web Project & packet

         Assignment: packet due Friday

01-18: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Inferno Web Project & packet—due today­­­

         Assignment: none

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

01-14: Monday: Objective: Writing workshop

Activity: Review of “Gifted” essay and the RAGES writing rubric.

Assignment: finish reading the novel you’ve been working on for your independent reading project. The next Journal is due a week from Tuesday.

01-15: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Analysis of the code of Chivalry and the rules of Courtly Love—Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, & First Knight

         Assignment: journal assignment due in one week.

01-16: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Notes on the Renaissance

         Assignment: read The Prince and answer worksheet questions

01-17: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Discussion of The Prince. Notes on Dante’s Inferno

     Assignment: finish reading the novel you’ve been working on for your independent reading project

01-18: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading p 645-647; 649-652. Answering questions in the margins.

Assignment: Independent reading

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

01-14: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Lecture on Allusions; Reading Act 2 of Hamlet answering study guide questions

         Assignment:

01-15: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Lecture on Puns; Reading Act 2 of Hamlet answering study guide questions

         Assignment: none

01-16: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act 3 of Hamlet; answering study guide questions

         Assignment: none

 

01-17: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Act 3 of Hamlet; answering study guide questions,

         Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

01-18: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Quiz on acts 2 & 3 of Hamlet—characters, plot, quotations.

     Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

01-14: Monday: Objective: Research techniques

Activity: Watching Fed Up, answering discussion questions

Assignment: read one of the 2 articles listed online. Topic—school lunches;

01-15: Tuesday: Objective: Research techniques

Activity: Watching Fed Up, answering discussion questions

Assignment: read one of the 2 articles listed online. Topic— wealth and poverty in America.write a bill for next Tuesday that would improve life as you know it.

01-16: Wednesday: Objective: Research techniques

Activity: Watching Backpack Full of Cash, answering discussion questions

Assignment: read one of the 2 articles listed online. Topic—standardized testing; write a bill for next Tuesday that would improve life as you know it.

01-17: Thursday: Objective: Research techniques

Activity: Watching Backpack Full of Cash, answering discussion questions

Assignment: read one of the 2 articles listed online. Topic—Public vs Private schools; write a bill for next Tuesday that would improve life as you know it.

01-18: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises & Guest lecture from Helen Mirren

     Assignment: write a bill for next Tuesday that would improve life as you know it.

 

 

 

 

Week Nineteen: Jan 07-11

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

01-07: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Introduction to Dante’s Inferno—notes and discussion

          Assignment: none

01-08: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Read p. 645, 646-647, 649-652 in the Holt Literature book. Answer 5 questions in the margins.

          Assignment: none

01-09: Wednesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno project and packet

Assignment: none

01-10: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno project and packet

Assignment: none

01-11: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Dante’s Inferno project and packet

Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

01-07: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Review of O Brother project, Allusions projects; Journal Assignment

          Assignment: Read “The Grail,” p. 623, 625-632 in the Holt World Literature textbook. Answer questions 1-11 on p. 633; Journals due Wednesday

01-08: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Medieval Literature –Lecture and discussion

          Assignment: Read “How Seigfried was Slain,” p. 635, 637-643.

          Answer questions 1-9 on p. 644; journals due Wednesday

01-09: Wednesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Read “Robin Hood,” complete the worksheet in small groups.

          Assignment: none

 

01-10: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Literature Circles

     Assignment: none

01-11: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Renaissance Literature—Lecture and discussion

          Assignment: Read “The Prince” by Machiavelli, complete questions on the worksheet

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

01-07: Monday: Objective: Quiz Review

Activity: Act 1 review activities

          Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

01-08: Tuesday: Objective: Assessment

Activity: Quiz on Act I

          Assignment: none

01-09: Wednesday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

Activity: Quizlet on vocabulary for Hamlet Act 2, sc 1-2

          Assignment: none

 

01-10: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Reading Hamlet Act 2, sc 1 & completing packet

questions

     Assignment: none

01-11: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Reading Hamlet Act 2, sc 1 & completing packet

questions

     Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

01-07: Monday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: In-class discussion:Student Congress Bill—Driving Age

          Assignment: research an issue that impacts education

01-08: Tuesday: Objective: Research, analysis and debate

Activity: In-class discussion:Student Congress Bill—Celebrities

          Assignment: research an issue that impacts education

01-09: Wednesday:Objective:

Activity: Write a Student Congress Bill that impacts

Education

 

          Assignment: none

01-10: Thursday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

01-11: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

 

 

 

Week Eighteen: Dec. 31-Jan. 04

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

12-31: Monday: Merry Christmas!!

01-01: Tuesday: Happy New Year!!

01-02: Wednesday: Happy Holidays!!

01-03: Thursday:Objective: Critical Thinking

Activity: Mean Girls logical fallacies project

         Assignment: none

 

01-04: Friday: Objective: Critical Thinking

Activity: Mean Girls logical fallacies project

         Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

12-31: Monday: Merry Christmas!!

01-01: Tuesday: Happy New Year!!

01-02: Wednesday: Happy Holidays!!

01-03: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: O Brother Allusions project

     Assignment finish reading the novel you’ve been working on for your independent reading project

01-04: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: O Brother Allusions project

     Assignment finish reading the novel you’ve been working on for your independent reading project

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

12-31: Monday: Merry Christmas!!

01-01: Tuesday: Happy New Year!!

01-02: Wednesday: Happy Holidays!!

 

01-03: Thursday: Objective: Vocabulary Acquisition

     Activity: Hamlet vocabulary—Act I sc 3 & 4

     Assignment: none

01-04: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

Activity: Hamlet—reading aloud in class Act I sc 3

     Assignment: none

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

12-31: Monday: Merry Christmas!!

01-01: Tuesday: Happy New Year!!

01-02: Wednesday: Happy Holidays!!

01-03: Thursday: Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

01-04: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

 

 

 

Week Sixteen: Dec. 10-Dec. 14

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

12-10: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

     Activity: Completing q. 1-11 on p. 233; “Sir Percival and the Grail”

 

     Assignment: none

 

12-11: Tuesday:Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Reading and analyzing “The Ballad of Robin Hood”

 

     Assignment: complete the worksheet for homework

 

12-12: Wednesday:Objective:Intorduction to Literature of the Renaissance

 

Activity: Notes on Literature of the Renaissance; Reading Machiavelli’s “The Prince”

 

Assignment: underline the sections of “The Prince” that are NOT chivalrous—use your “Chivalry” checklist to help.

 

12-13: Thursday: Objective: Literary analysis

 

Activity:Reading “The Prince” & answering questions on a worksheet.

 

     Assignment: none

 

12-14: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

   Activity: Notes on Dante’s Inferno

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

12-10: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Independent Reading Project—3/4 discussion

 

Assignment: student presentations for the Allusions poetry project begin tomorrow

 

12-11: Tuesday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Student presentations

 

     Assignment: write a 1 paragraph response to one of the questions generated in class today

 

12-12: Wednesday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Student presentations

 

     Assignment: write a 1 paragraph response to one of the questions generated in class today

 

12-13: Thursday: Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Student presentations

 

     Assignment: write a 1 paragraph response to one of the questions generated in class today

 

12-14: Friday Objective: Literary Analysis

 

Activity: Student presentations

 

     Assignment: write a 1 paragraph response to one of the questions generated in class today

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

12-10: Monday: Objective: Vocabulary acquitition

 

     Activity: Vocabulary review—Hamlet Act 1 sc 1 & 2

 

     Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz on Shakespeare’s Theater, Renaissance Literature, and Act 1 vocabulary

 

12-11: TuesdayObjective: summative assessment

 

     Activity: Renaissance literature Intro Quiz

 

     Assignment: none

 

12-12: WednesdayObjective: Notes on Renaissance tragedies & ghosts

 

     Activity: Notes and discussion; Reading Act 1 sc. 1 of Hamlet

 

     Assignment: summary/chart of today’s reading

 

 

 

12-13: Thursday: Objective: Notes on Allusions

 

     Activity: Notes and discussion; Reading Act 1 sc. 1-2 of Hamlet

 

     Assignment: summary/chart of today’s reading

 

12-14: Friday: Objective: Notes on monologues/soliloquies

 

     Activity: Notes and discussion; Reading Act 1 sc. 2 of Hamlet

 

     Assignment: summary/chart of today’s reading

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

12-10: Monday: Objective: Critical thinking

 

     Activity: Lecture on the format and content of formal questioning ; Student Congress—Exotic Animals bill;NE students write and ask questions on the fly

 

     Assignment: Forensics assignment—research an education bill

 

12-11: Tuesday: Objective: Critical thinking

 

     Activity: Lecture on the format and content of formal questioning ; Student Congress—Needle Exchange—EA students write and ask questions on the fly

 

     Assignment: Forensics assignment—research an education bill

 

12-12: Wednesday:Objective: Speech Techniques/Bill Format  

 

     Activity: Discussion of AE and NE bills; students will revise their bills and present the revised drafts.

 

     Assignment: Write a 1st draft of an education bill

 

12-13: Thursday:Objective: Critical thinking

 

     Activity: Student presentations of education bills

 

     Assignment: none.

 

12-14: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

 

     Activity: Improv exercises

 

     Assignment: none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Fifteen: Dec. 03-Dec. 07

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239

12-03: Monday: Objective: Writing a personal essay

     Activity: Troy essay project

     Assignment: 2 paragraph response due tomorrow

12-04: Tuesday:Objective: Participating in a debate

Activity: Troy movie project debate part 1

     Assignment: none.

12-05: Wednesday:Objective:Intorduction to Literature of the Middle Ages

Activity: Notes on Literature of the Middle Ages; Worksheet on Chivalry

                             Assignment: none

12-06: Thursday: Objective: Literary analysis

Activity:Reading “Sir Percival and the Grail” & answering   questions 1-10 on p. 633

     Assignment: complete the “Chivalry” worksheet& q. 11 on p. 633

12-07: Friday: Objective: Literary Analysis

     Activity: Reading “Robin Hood”; worksheet on literary analysis

     Assignment: Write a paragraph on who is most chivalrous: King

     Arthur, Percival, or Robin Hood.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

Per 5, Room 239

12-03: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis--poetry

Activity: Allusions Project Launch—discussion of allusions & artwork; students will choose a poem to discuss

Assignment: student presentations begin Monday; research allusions for homework

12-04: Tuesday:Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

Activity: Allusions Project—students will articulate the themes of their chosen poems

     Assignment: student presentations begin Monday

12-05: Wednesday: Objective: Literary analysis--poetry

     Activity: Allusions project—artwork, discussion of imagery

     Assignment: student presentations begin Monday

12-06: Thursday: Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

     Activity: discussion of tone; project work day

     Assignment: student presentations begin Monday

12-07: Friday:Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

     Activity: Sample project; speech tips; generating questions

     Assignment: student presentations begin Monday

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

12-03: Monday: Objective: Reading for Theme

     Activity: Machiavelli’s The Prince

     Assignment: complete the worksheet

12-04: TuesdayObjective: Notes on Shakespeare’s theater

     Activity: Class Discussion and notes

     Assignment: vocabulary set due Thursday

12-05: WednesdayObjective: Notes on Shakespeare’s language

     Activity: Notes and discussion

     Assignment: vocabulary set due tomorrow

 

12-06: Thursday:Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

     Activity: Troy movie project

     Assignment: none.

12-07: Friday: Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

     Activity: Troy movie project

     Assignment: none.

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

Per 6 &8, Room 239

12-03: Monday: Objective: Literary Analysis; “Everything is a debate, or at least a

conversation.”

     Activity: Love and Information wrap-up and discussion—what is

the theme of this short piece?

     Assignment: Forensics assignment—research a bill or a script

12-04: Tuesday: Objective: Introduction to Student Congress

     Activity: Notes and discussion, judging a sample debate

Assignment: research a bill & write a 1-2 minute response

12-05: Wednesday:Objective: Speech Techniques

     Activity: Student presentations of bill responses

     Assignment: polish your response or write a second response

12-06: Thursday:Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

     Activity: Student presentations of bill responses

     Assignment: none.

12-07: Friday:Objective: Introduction to theater

     Activity: Improv exercises

     Assignment: none.

 

 

Week Fourteen: Nov. 26-Nov. 30

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

11-26: Monday: Thanksgiving Break

 

11-27: Tuesday: Objective: Reading for theme, analyzing audience

 

     Activity: Troy movie project

 

     Assignment: none.

 

11-28: Wednesday: Objective: Reading a movie script, test-taking techniques

 

     Activity: Troy movie project,day 2

 

     Assignment: none.

 

11-29: Thursday: Objective: Reading for theme, creating a reader-response essay

 

     Activity: Troy movie project, day 3

 

     Assignment: writing paragraph 1

 

 

 

11-30: Friday: Objective: Reading for theme, creating a reader-response essay

 

     Activity: Troy movie project, day 4

 

     Assignment: writing paragraphs 2 & 3

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

11-26: Monday: Thanksgiving Break

 

11-27: Tuesday:readingand discussingMedea in class

 

          Assignment: answer study guide questions 40-45

 

11-28: Wednesday: readingand discussingMedea in class

 

          Assignment: answer study guide questions 46-52

 

11-29: Thursday: Allusions poetry project

 

Assignment: Allusions poetry project

 

11-30: Friday: Reading club day #3.

 

          Assignment: Allusions poetry project

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

11-26: Monday: Thanksgiving Break

 

11-27: Tuesday: Knight’s Tale project

 

11-28: WednesdayKnight’s Tale project

 

11-29: Thursday: Knight’s Tale project

 

11-30: Friday: Newspaper project—2 summary/responses and one discussion due.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

11-26: Monday: Thanksgiving Break

 

11-27: Tuesday: Storytelling in debate: Guest speaker video “Creating Character”; “Respect the Work”; scene interpretation from Carol Churchill’s Love and Information—“Secret”, p. 4-5 or “Fan”, p. 6-8

 

11-28: Wednesday: Storytelling in debate: Guest speaker video “Voice and Character”; vocal warm-ups; scene interpretation from Cinderella or Lion King

 

11-29: Thursday: Storytelling in debate: Guest speaker video “Physical Characterization”; scene interpretation from Julius Caesar

 

11-30: Friday: Storytelling in debate: Guest speaker video “Breaking Down a Script”; scene interpretation from Julius Caesar

 

 

 

 

Week Fourteen: Nov. 19-Nov. 23

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

11-19: Monday: Review of Dramatic Terms Test; Review for Iliad quiz

 

11-20: Tuesday: Brief quiz on The Iliad; Trojan war stories project day 1

 

11-21: Wednesday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-22: Thursday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-23: Friday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

11-19: Monday: reading and discussing Medea in class; p. 1-10, q. 1-15

 

          Assignment:answer study guide questions 16-21

 

11-20: Tuesday:readingand discussingMedeain class; p. 11-21, q. 16-21

 

          Assignment:Independent reading through the third quarter of the book.

 

11-21: Wednesday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-22: Thursday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-23: Friday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!  

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

11-19: Monday: Knight’s Tale project

 

11-20: Tuesday: Knight’s Tale project

 

11-21: Wednesday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-22: Thursday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-23: Friday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

11-19: Monday: Small group debate: e-books vs standard textbooks

 

11-20: Tuesday: Small group debate: e-books vs standard textbooks

 

11-21: Wednesday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-22: Thursday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

11-23: Friday: No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Week Twelve: November 05-09

 

 

Week Thirteen: Nov. 12-Nov. 16

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

11-12: Monday: Notes on The Iliad

 

11-13: Tuesday: reading The Iliad Book 1 &answering study guide questions1-18

 

11-14: Wednesday:reading The Iliad Book 22 &answering study guide questions 1-15

 

11-15: Thursday: reading The Iliad Book 24&answering study guide questions 1-20

 

11-16: Friday: Brief quiz on The Iliad; Trojan war stories project day 1

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

11-12: Monday:readingand discussingMedeain class; p. 1-10, q. 1-15

 

          Assignment:answer study guide questions 16-21

 

11-13: Tuesday:readingand discussingMedeain class; p. 11-21, q. 16-21

 

          Assignment:answer study guide questions 26-31

 

11-14: Wednesday: readingand discussingMedeain class; p. 22-30, q. 26-31

 

          Assignment:answer study guide questions 32-40

 

11-15: Thursday: readingand discussingMedeain class; p. 31-40, q. 32-40

 

Assignment:answer study guide questions 41-55

 

11-16: Friday: Allusions project launch/ Reading club day #2.

 

          Assignment:Independent reading through the third quarter of the book.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

11-12: Monday:Worksheet on Chaucer’s “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” & “Knight’s Tale.”

 

11-13: Tuesday: Worksheet on Robin Hood

 

11-14: Wednesday: Quiz on Medieval lit—Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, MorteD’Arthur, Robin Hood, Code of Chivalry

 

11-15: Thursday:Knight’s Tale project

 

11-16: Friday: Knight’s Tale project

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance 1 & 2

 

Per 6 &8, Room 239

 

11-12: Monday: Small group debate: Social Media/Talent vs. Hard Work

 

11-13: Tuesday: Small group debate: Social Media/Talent vs. Hard Work

 

11-14: Wednesday:Small group debate: Marijuana Legalization/Body Image

 

11-15: Thursday: Small group debate: Marijuana Legalization/Body Image

 

11-16: Friday: Small group debate: e-textbooks

 

 

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

11-05: Monday:

Objective: Test Review

 

Activity: We will study for Wednesday’s test, studying 15 vocabulary terms by writing sentences and reading them aloud.

Assignment: study for Wednesday’s quiz

11-06: Tuesday:

Objective: Test Review

Activity: students will review dramatic terms & the new vocabulary for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: none.

11-07: Wednesday:

Objective: Unit Test—Greek Drama. 130 points.

Activity: Test on Greek Drama, which will include plot-level questions, a reading passage with analytical questions, questions about Greek theaters and the Greek chorus, and questions about 25 dramatic terms.

Assignment: none

11-08: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice writing summaries

Activity: Newspaper activities. Students will take notes on the parts of a newspaper, label a newspaper with markers, and summarize an article.

Assignment: none.

11-09: Friday:

Objective: Students will research for a debate

Activity: Students will break into 4 groups and prepare a mini-debate on a topic of their choosing. (The Laptop cart will be required.)

Assignment: none

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 

11-05: Monday:

Objective: Reading Drama

Activity: After reviewing the notecards from last week, students will discuss the dramatic terms in a study guide.

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

11-06: Tuesday:

Objective: Quiz

Activity: Quiz on Greek Authors and all note cards covered since the last quiz.

Assignment: read to the halfway point in your independent novels by Friday of next week.

11-07 Wednesday:

Objective: Reading and interpreting drama.

Activity: Students will sign up for parts and begin to read Medea.

Assignment: prepare your parts.

11-08: Thursday:

Objective: Reading and interpreting drama.

Activity: Students will read Medea.

Assignment: prepare your parts, paying attention to the rubric.

11-09: Friday:

Objective: Reading and interpreting drama.

Activity: Students will read Medea.

Assignment: prepare your parts, paying attention to the rubric.

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

11-05: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice reading and analyzing literature

Activity: Students will read several pages of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales and then watch an animated version while filling out questions in a study guide.

Assignment: none

 

11-06: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading and analyzing literature

Activity: Students will read several pages of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales and then watch an animated version while filling out questions in a study guide.

Assignment: none

11-07: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading and analyzing literature

Activity: Students will read “Morte D’Arthur” and answer questions 1-5 & 8 on p.

Assignment: study for tomorrow’s quiz

11-08: Thursday:

Objective: Quiz

Activity: Students will take a quiz on Medieval Literature that will cover the characters in The Canterbury Tales, information on the code of chivalry, plot-level questions about

Assignment: none.

11-09: Friday:

Objective: Students will analyze a modern story with Medieval characters

Activity: A Knight’s Tale and worksheet

Assignment: none.

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

11-05: Monday:

Objective: Students will continue researching debate topics

Activity: Students will research their topics using Google Scholar

Assignment: Debates begin Wednesday

 

11-06: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will continue researching debate topics

Activity: Students will research their topics using Google Scholar

Assignment: Debates begin Wednesday

11-07: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will debate their chosen topics

Activity: Student Debates

Assignment: none.

11-08: Thursday:

Objective: Students will debate their chosen topics

Activity: Student Debates

Assignment: none.

11-09: Friday:

Objective: Students will debate their chosen topics

Activity: Student Debates

Assignment: none.

 

 

Week Eleven: October 29-Nov 02

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

10-29: Monday:

Objective: Students will use logic, reasoning, and specific evidence in a debate

 

Activity: Students will learn to use specific evidence from the text of Oedipus Rex to support their logic and reasoning in a literary anaylsis of the play’s major themes. Notes and large group discussion of literary terms.

Assignment: study terms for Wednesday’s Test.

10-30: Tuesday:

Objective: Test review/notes/vocabulary review

Activity: Students will review literary terms and vocabulary terms in preparation for tomorrow’s test.

Assignment: study terms for Wednesday’s Test

10-31: Wednesday:

Objective: Summative assessment

Activity: Test on Oedipus Rex and literary terms

Assignment: none

11-01: Thursday:

Objective: Students will take notes on newspaper components. Afterward, they will mark up actual newspapers as a “pop quiz.”Activity: Notes and class discussion

Assignment: none.

11-02: Friday:

Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 

10-29: Monday:

Objective: Students will use logic, reasoning, and specific evidence in a debate

 

Activity: Students will learn to use specific evidence from the text of Oedipus Rex to support their logic and reasoning in a literary anaylsis of the play’s major themes. Notes and large group discussion of literary terms.

Assignment: Reading "The Quest of the Golden Fleece" in Hamilton's Mythology, p. 117-130. Homework: Make 11 notecards on the following entities: The Golden Ram, Jason, Pelias, Argo, the Argonauts, the Harpies, the Amazons, King Æetes, Medea,  Apsyrtus, the Princess of Corinth.

10-30: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Notes and large group discussion of literary terms.

 

Assignment: none

10-31 Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading and analyzing a play

Activity: Reading Medea

Assignment: Quiz on all the Greek note cards so far next week 

11-01: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: small group discussion of individual novels

11-02: Friday:

Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

10-29: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on Chaucer and the Middle Ages

Assignment: none

 

10-30: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on Chaucer and the Middle Ages

Assignment: none

10-31: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading and analyzing epic poetry

Activity: StReading “A Knight’s Tale” out loud

Assignment: none.

11-01: Thursday:

Objective: Students will take notes on newspapers

Activity: Students will take notes on newspaper components. Afterward, they will mark up actual newspapers as a “pop quiz.”

Assignment: none.

11-02: Friday:

Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-29: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on Google Scholar and will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

 

10-30: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on researching the Congressional Record and legislation that is currently pending will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

10-31: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on researching recent legal developments and will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

11-01: Thursday:

Objective: Students will participate in a debate

Activity: Chain debate

Assignment: Small group debates will run next week!

11-02: Friday:

Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

 

Argument 2

10-29: Monday:

10-29: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on Google Scholar and will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

 

10-30: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on researching the Congressional Record and legislation that is currently pending will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

10-31: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Students will take notes on researching recent legal developments and will locate, read, and summarize 2 high-level sources useful to their arguments.

Assignment: none

11-01: Thursday:

Objective: Students will participate in a debate

Activity: Chain debate

Assignment: Small group debates will run next week!

11-02: Friday: Act 80 Day—No School for Students!

Week Ten: October 22-26

 

 

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

 

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

 

 

10-22: Monday:

 

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

 

 

 

Activity: We’ll be reading out loud in class. Students will be assigned various parts, including choral parts to be read in unison—everyone will read something.2 Margin questions from the Holt  textbook—Act I (p230-236) Questions 7,8 & 9 on p. 237; Act 2 (p 238-240.) 2 margin questions

 

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

 

10-23: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

 

Activity: Reading Oedipus Rex—p. 242-250—4 new terms will be covered.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-24: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

 

Activity: Acting out Oedipus Rex—p. 250-256—4 new terms will be covered.

 

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

 

10-25: Thursday:

 

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

 

Activity: Acting out Oedipus Rex—p. 256-262—2 new terms will be covered.

 

Assignment: none.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-26: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will review for Tuesday’s test

 

Activity: Quizlet on the diagram of a Greek Theater; Dramatic terms packet terms review.

 

Assignment: quiz Tuesday

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239

 

 

 

10-22: Monday:

 

Objective: Reading for theme and close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

 

Activity: 9 notecards due. Chorus & Dramatic Reading Activity Project. P. 215-252.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-23: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

 

Activity: Students will finish reading Oedipus Rex in class. (p. 252-262.)

 

Assignment: Write an essay in which you explain who is primarily at fault for the horrific events depicted in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. Write a standard 3 paragraph essay, making sure to support your ideas and reasoning with specific details and quotations from the text.

 

10-24 Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

 

Activity: Group debate on Oedipus Rex.

 

Assignment: Reading "The Quest of the Golden Fleece" in Hamilton's Mythology, p. 117-130. Homework: Make 11 notecards on the following entities: The Golden Ram, Jason, Pelias, Argo, the Argonauts, the Harpies, the Amazons, King Æetes, Medea,  Apsyrtus, the Princess of Corinth 

 

10-25: Thursday:

 

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

 

Activity: Group debate on Oedipus Rex.

 

10-26: Friday:

 

Objective:  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity:  Independent Reading /Journal Assignment

 

Assignment: Read the first four chapters of your new book and write a journal response by Monday.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

10-22: Monday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will break into small groups, choose a topic for a debate, and begin writing proposals.

 

Assignment: bring your earbuds or headphones tomorrow.

 

 

 

10-23: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and watching at least 30 minutes of one documentary on their chosen topic.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-24: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Affirmation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-25: Thursday:

 

Objective: Students will take notes on newspapers

 

Activity: Students will take notes on newspaper components. Afterward, they will mark up actual newspapers as a “pop quiz.”

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-26: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Negation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

10-22: Monday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will break into small groups, choose a topic for a debate, and begin writing proposals.

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

10-23: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and watching at least one documentary on their chosen topic.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-24: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Affirmation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-25: Thursday:

 

Objective: Students will take notes on the “Toulmin Method”

 

Activity: Mini lecture and class discussion.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-26: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Negation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

 

 

Argument 2

 

10-22: Monday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will break into small groups, choose a topic for a debate, and begin writing proposals.

 

Assignment: none

 

 

 

10-23: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and watching at least one documentary on their chosen topic.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-24: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Affirmation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-25: Thursday:

 

Objective: Students will take notes on the “Toulmin Method”

 

Activity: Mini lecture and class discussion.

 

Assignment: none.

 

10-26: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will begin to research debate topics

 

Activity: Students will research their topics, finding and summarizing at least 5 articles on the “Negation” side of their chosen controversy.

 

Assignment: none.

 

 

Week Nine: October 15-19

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

10-15: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

 

Activity: After reviewing the opening scene of the play, we'll be reading out loud in class. Students will be assigned various parts, including choral parts to be read in unison—everyone will read something. 9 Margin questions from the Holt  textbook—Act I (p. 209-214.)

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

10-16: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

Activity: Reading Oedipus Rex—p. 216-220—4 new terms will be covered.

Assignment: none.

10-17: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

Activity: Acting out Oedipus Rex—p. 220-230—4 new terms will be covered.

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

10-18: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

Activity: Acting out Oedipus Rex—p. 220-230—4 new terms will be covered.

Assignment: 2 dramatic terms from the packet

10-19: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

Activity: Acting out Oedipus Rex—p. 220-230—2 new terms will be covered.

Assignment: none.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 

10-15: Monday:

Objective: Reading for theme and close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Working as a large group, we will discuss what we have covered in Oedipus Rex so far, p. 211-246

Assignment: none.

10-16: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Chorus Activity. P. 246-252.

10-17 Wednesday:

Objective:  

Activity:  In their small groups, students will perform the chorus response on p. 250-252. In the large group, students will comment on their peers’ performances, & read the script for theme.

Assignment: finish reading the play, p. 252-262. Answer the questions in the margins.

 

 

10-18: Thursday:

Objective:  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity:  Review of Oedipus Rex

Assignment: 4 great adventures -- p. 131-140 +Midas, p. 278—9 pgs, 8 cards: Phaethon, Pegasus , Bellerophon, the Chimaera, Minos, Daedalus, Icharus, Midas. Due tomorrow.

10-19: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Group debate on Oedipus Rex.

Assignment: none.

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

10-15: Monday:

Students will report to Business Week activities all week. Good Luck, everybody!

 

10-16: Tuesday:

Business week

10-17: Wednesday:

Business week

10-18: Thursday:

Business week

10-19: Friday:

Business week

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-15: Monday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-16: Tuesday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-17: Wednesday: none

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-18: Thursday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

 

10-19: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: SPAR Debate: If Football is so bad for the players, should we be watching it?

Assignment: none.

Argument 2

10-15: Monday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-16: Tuesday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-17: Wednesday: none

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

10-18: Thursday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: League of Denial film and discussion. Here are the accompanying questions.

Assignment: none

 

10-19: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: SPAR Debate: If Football is so bad for the players, should we be watching it?

Assignment: none.

 

Week Eight: October 8-12

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

10-08: Monday:

Have a great Columbus Day!!

10-09: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice reading for theme and close reading

Activity: Introduction to Greek Mythology: Worksheet.

Assignment: none.

10-10: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques

Activity: Brief diagnostic test on dramatic terms.  Introduction to the Dramatic Terms packet--we will cover 4 terms. Then, we'll be reading out loud in class. (Students may volunteer for parts.) P. 204-209--9 margin questions due at the end of class.

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

10-11: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques

Activity:We'll watch and take notes on 2 videoclips: here's the first, and here's the second. Small group activity: reading a part of a Greek Chorus.

10-12: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques

Activity: After reviewing yesterday’s homework, we will cover 4 new terms. Then, we'll be reading out loud in class. Students will be assigned various parts, including choral parts to be read in unison—everyone will read something. 9 Margin questions from the Holt  textbook—Act I (p. 209-214.)

Assignment: 4 dramatic terms from the packet

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 

10-08: Monday:

Have a great Columbus Day!!

 

10-09: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice close reading & participating in a large group discussion.

Activity: Chorus Activity. Silent reading in class &/or for homework: read p. 209-220.

Assignment: p. 209-220

10-10 Wednesday:

Objective:  formative assessment

Activity:  Quiz on Chapters 1 & 2 & the Introduction to Hamilton’s Mythology

Assignment: : In Hamilton's Mythology, read p. 92-116 "Cupid & Psyche," & "8 Brief Tales of Lovers."  Make notecards for the following: Cupid, Psyche; Pyramus/Thisbe; Orpheus/Eurydice; Ceyx/Alcyone; Pygmalian/Galatea; Baucis/Philemon; Endymion; Daphne; Alpheus/Arethusa . Due Friday

 

 

10-11: Thursday:

Objective:  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity:  Review of Oedipus Rex p. 209-220.  In class & Homework: Read p. 220-230.

 

Assignment: Read p. 220-230.

10-12: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Group debate project intro.

Assignment: none.

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

10-08: Monday:

Have a great Columbus Day!!

 

10-09: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slides 7 & 12—Basic Description

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of this week—100 points!!

10-10: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slides 8,9 & 13,14—Financial Information, Company History

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-11: Thursday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slides 10-11 & 15-16“The Job”; & “Culture”

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-12: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Business Projects are Due!!

Assignment: Business week next week—get any late work in Monday morning before first period.

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-08: Monday:

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: Please Vote For Me film and discussion

Assignment: none

10-09: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: Article: “Why More Young People Don’t Vote, and What Students Can Do About It”

Assignment: none

10-10: Wednesday: none

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Small group brainstorm: a story to tell for the 2nd draft of our Voice of Democracy speeches.

Assignment: none.

10-11: Thursday:

Objective: Second Draft of the VoD speech due by the end of the period today—typed in Google Docs.

Activity: none

 

10-12: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Peer Review of Second Drafts

Assignment: none.

Argument 2

Objective: in-class discussion

Activity: Please Vote For Me film and discussion

Assignment: none

10-09: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: Article: “Why More Young People Don’t Vote, and What Students Can Do About It”

Assignment: none

10-10: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Small group brainstorm: a story to tell for the 2nd draft of our Voice of Democracy speeches.

Assignment: none.

10-11: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Peer Review of Second Drafts

Assignment: Last revision before recording day

 

10-12: Friday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Peer Review of Second Drafts/Recording Day #1

Assignment: Record your speech if you haven’t already done so..

 

Week Seven: October 1-5

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

10-01: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice revising essays

Activity: Notes & class discussion on essay structure; a second draft of last week’s essay is due by the end of the period.

*Restate the prompt *Give your Opinion while answering the question *explain the reasoning behind your opinion *Support your answer with specific details. 

Assignment: study for a vocabulary quiz tomorrow on A/An, Micro & macro, & the most missed from phobia/phil, mis/dis & eu

10-02: Tuesday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: After a brief assessment on vocabulary terms, students will take notes on Greek drama.

Assignment: none.

10-03: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques

Activity: Notes & class discussion on Greek drama

Assignment: 2 examples of modern films or books that follow each of the three unities; 5 examples of stories that begin “in media res.”

10-04: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and vocabulary acquisition skills

Activity: Vocabulary review; Assembly 9-12

10-05: Friday:

Teacher In-service—a day off for the students!

Assignment: none.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 

10-01: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques

Activity:  Discussion of the function of a Greek chorus; brief discussion of the 31 note cards due today. There will be a quiz on those cards next Wednesday--10/10/2018.

Assignment: none

10-02: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice analyzing storylines using Greek criteria

Activity: Brief diagnostic quiz on dramatic elements. Then, students will work in small groups to think of examples of books, movies, or television programs that begin in media res.

Assignment: study for the quiz that has been postponed to next Wednesday.

10-03 Wednesday:

Objective:  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity:  Reading Oedipus Rex, p. 204-211 (Chorus Activity, if time allows--there is a worksheet to be filled out, and 2 film clips to watch:  here's the first, and here's the second.)

Assignment: : In Hamilton's Mythology, read p. 47-62, & p. 92-116 That's "The Two Great Gods of Earth," "Cupid & Psyche," & "8 Brief Tales of Lovers."  Make notecards for the following: Demeter; Persephone; Dionysus/Bacchus; Psyche; Pyramus/Thisbe; Orpheus/Eurydice; Ceyx/Alcyone; Pygmalian/Galatea; Baucis/Philemon; Endymion; Daphne; Alpheus/Arethusa . Due Tuesday of next week.

 

 

10-04: Thursday:

Objective:  Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity:  Chorus Activity, continued; reading Oedipus Rex, p. 211-219.

Assignment: : In Hamilton's Mythology, read p. 47-62, & p. 92-116 That's "The Two Great Gods of Earth," "Cupid & Psyche," & "8 Brief Tales of Lovers."  Make notecards for the following: Demeter; Persephone; Dionysus/Bacchus; Psyche; Pyramus/Thisbe; Orpheus/Eurydice; Ceyx/Alcyone; Pygmalian/Galatea; Baucis/Philemon; Endymion; Daphne; Alpheus/Arethusa . Due Tuesday of next week.

10-05: Friday:

Teacher In-service—a day off for the students!

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

10-01: Monday:

Objective: Students will practice and improve their research techniques

Activity:Introduction to the research project: “Why Do You Want To Work Here”? Lecture, Notes, and Discussion.

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-02: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slide 2—Basic Description

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-03: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slides 3 & 4—Financial Information, Company History

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-04: Thursday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Research project—Slides 5 & 6“The Job”; & “Culture”

Assignment: the project will be due Friday of next week—100 points!!

10-05: Friday:

Teacher In-service—a day off for the students!

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-01: Monday:

Objective: Voice of Democracy Scholarship Applications

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: VOD project is due Tomorrow

10-02: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: VOD project is due today!!

Assignment: none

10-03: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Group debate project intro.

Assignment: none.

10-04: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Spar debates; Assembly 9-12

 

10-05: Friday:

Teacher In-service—a day off for the students!

 

Argument 2

10-01: Monday:

Objective: Voice of Democracy Scholarship Applications

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: VOD project is due Tomorrow

10-02: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: VOD project is due today!!

Assignment: none

10-03: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Group debate project intro.

Assignment: none.

10-04: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice their critical thinking and speaking skills

Activity: Spar debates; Assembly 9-12

 

10-05: Friday:

Teacher In-service—a day off for the students!

 

 

Week Six: September 24-28

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

09-24: Monday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity:Lecture, small group work, and large group discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh & “The Story of the Flood” from Genesis. Read p. 60-63; answer questions 1-7 on p. 66 & make a chart detailing the similarities and differences between the Biblical flood & the flood in Gilgamesh (p.29.) Large group discussion in the last 10 minutes of class.

Assignment: Look over your packet questions (including the vocabulary words like “deluge”) and the introductory material—there will be a test on Gilgamesh tomorrow.

09-25: Tuesday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively     

Objective: Students will take an assessment on Gilgamesh.

Activity: A quiz with 40 multiple choice questions, a reading passage, and an essay.

09-26: Wednesday:

Objective: Students will practice discussion techniques,

Activity: Students will discuss their essays from Wednesday and then discuss study tips and test-taking techniques.

Assignment:none.

09-27: Thursday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques.

Activity: Students will take notes on Greek literature and discuss what they know of Greek history, government, mythology, and theater. (Antigone will be reviewed.)

Assignment: Read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology.

09-28: Friday:

Objective: Students will take a released Keystone exam passage, focusing on reading for theme, developing vocabulary, analyzing the imagery in a passage, and

Activity: After a discussion of Hamilton’s Mythology, students will take a diagnostic exam and then participate in a large-group discussion of essay techniques.

Assignment: none.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

09-24: Monday:

Objective: Students will discuss structuring a test essay and their independent reading & journal projects.

Activity: Large Group discussion--review of Gilgamesh test & test essays in general--

*Restate the prompt *Give your Opinion while answering the question *explain the reasoning behind your opinion *Support your answer with specific details. 

Assignment: Read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology & complete the worksheet.

09-25: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will practice note taking and discussion techniques.

Activity: Students will take notes on Greek literature and discuss what they know of Greek history, government, mythology, and theater. (Antigone will be reviewed.)

Assignment: journal assignment.

09-26 Wednesday:

Objective: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity: Lecture, notes, & class discussion: Greek Drama.

Assignment: Read Chapter 1: Greek and Roman Authors. Create 10 flashcards for the following authors, explaining what each wrote about, giving biographical information when possible and naming major works when possible: Homer; Hesiod; Pindar; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes; Pausanais; Virgil; Ovid.

 

09-27: Thursday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity: In class discussion of the homework and the flashcards for the following authors: Homer; Hesiod; Pindar; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes; Pausanais; Virgil; Ovid.

Assignment: Journal Assignment

09-28: Friday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity: Lecture and discussion: Greek Theater (there's a diagram that needs to be labeled) & the Greek Chorus. (We'll watch and take notes on 2 videoclips: here's the first, and here's the second.) Reading in class: Oedipus Rex.

Assignment: Journal Assignment; read Oedipus Rex -- p. 204-208. Answer the questions in the margins.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

09-24: Monday:

Objective: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

Activity: Discussion of the business side of Robert Zemeckis's Beowulf (the film), a movie that cost 150 million dollars but grossed 196.4 million dollars, for a profit of 46.4 million dollars. It debuted as the top selling movie of the week when it opened, & was, obviously, enormously popular when it came out in 2007. Since then, it has failed to grab "classis" status, and is widely considered by my students to be a mediocre movie. So. It was good, but there is room for improvement.  In-class discussion: Pretending that you could go back in time and give some input to the director and producer before the movie was actually made, what 3 things would you counsel them to change about the movie? What would you advise them to keep the same?  Support your answer with logical reasoning and specifics from your notes on the movie.

Assignment: finish the essay for homework if it isn’t completed in class.

09-25: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will develop and improve their research techniques.

Activity: Introduction to Business Concepts -- Lecture, Notes, and Discussion.

Assignment: none.

09-26: Wednesday:

Objective:        Students will develop and improve their business writing.

Activity: “Why Do You Want To Work Here”? Lecture, Notes, and Discussion. Research Project—slides 3 & 4—Financial Information, Company History

Assignment: Quiz on business concepts Friday

09-27: Thursday:

Objective: Test review

 

Activity: Quiz Review: Business basics

Assignment: Quiz on business concepts tomorrow.

09-28: Friday:

Objective:        Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Business Concepts Quiz; Shark Tank review.

Assignment: The project will be due Wednesday of next week

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

09-24: Monday:

Objective: Voice of Democracy Scholarship Applications

Activity: Discussion of the prompt; research techniques mini-lecture & online research.

Assignment: VOD project is due Tuesday of next week

09-25: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: Students will work individually to respond to the Voice of Democracy prompt.

Assignment: VOD project is due Tuesday of next week

09-26: Wednesday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

09-27: Thursday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

09-28: Friday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Students will practice their speeches and begin recording them.

Assignment: VoD project will be due Tuesday.

 

 

Argument 2

09-24: Monday:

Objective: Voice of Democracy Scholarship Applications

Activity: Discussion of the prompt; research techniques mini-lecture & online research.

Assignment: VOD project is due Tuesday of next week

09-25: Tuesday:

Objective: researching and writing a speech

Activity: Students will work individually to respond to the Voice of Democracy prompt.

Assignment: VOD project is due Tuesday of next week

09-26: Wednesday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

09-27: Thursday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Watching another student’s speech; peer review worksheets

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

09-28: Friday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Activity: Students will practice their speeches and begin recording them.

Assignment: VoD project will be due Tuesday.

Week five: September 17-21

 

 

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

 

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

 

 

09-17: Monday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity:Lecture, small group work, and large group discussion on The Epic of Gilgamesh. Read p. 26-29; answer packet questions 12-20.

 

Assignment: Write 5 sentences from the new list of vocabulary terms.

 

09-18: Tuesday:

 

Objective:        Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

 

Activity: Students will discuss their use of the new vocabulary terms, volunteering to read various sentences.

 

Assignment: Study for tomorrow’s quiz.

 

09-19: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Students will take an assessment on 25 vocabulary terms and the introductory material for Gilgamesh.

 

Activity: A quiz with 40 multiple choice questions. Afterwards, students will read Gilgamesh p. 23-26, & answer questions 21-24--anything not completed will become homework.

 

09-20: Thursday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity:Discussion of Gilgamesh packet & general review

 

Assignment: Gilgamesh quiz tomorrow

 

09-21: Friday:

 

Activity: Students will take an assessment on Gilgamesh that will include a literary analysis of the author’s use of symbolism, theme, and the techniques of the oral tradition.

 

Activity: A quiz with 40 multiple choice questions and an essay.

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

 

 

09-17: Monday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Small group work on “The Return” & “The Death of Gilgamesh.”

 

Assignment: Literary Analysis Worksheet

 

09-18: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

 

Activity: Students will discuss The Epic of Gilgamesh, including the symbolic and thematic significance of most of the characters.

 

Assignment: Study for tomorrow’s quiz

 

09-19 Wednesday:

 

Objective:

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: A quiz on The Epic of Gilgamesh,including the introductory material, character identification, plot questions, and an essay on literary elements like theme and characterization. Be prepared to discuss similarities and differences between The Epic of Gilgamesh and a few of the origin myths that you have read.

 

 

 

Assignment: Choose a novel to read

 

09-20: Thursday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Notes on the Greeks; Notes on Essay writing

 

Assignment: Journal Assignment

 

09-21: Friday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Students will discuss and take notes on Greek Theater

 

Assignment: Journal Assignment

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

09-17: Monday:

 

Objective: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Students will read "The Monster's Lair," & "The Battle with Grendel's Mother," discussing study guide questions as we progress.

 

09-18: Tuesday:

 

Objective:

 

Activity: Students will read "The Last Battle," "The Spoils," and "The Farewell." P. 35-46, discussing study guide questions as we progress.

 

09-19: Wednesday:

 

Objective:        Formative analysis

 

 

 

Activity: Students will take a quiz on Beowulf. I mean it this time. This is the actual day—no more postponing.

 

09-20: Thursday:

 

Objective:        Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

 

 

Activity: Students will read section 3 of Beowulf and answer questions 27-33 in the study guide

 

Assignment: complete and questions you didn’t finish in class.

 

09-21: Friday:

 

Objective:        Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

 

 

Activity: Students will read section 4 of Beowulf and answer questions 34-46 in the study guide

 

Assignment: complete and questions you didn’t finish in class. Study for a test on Beowulf—including plot questions, character identification, vocabulary terms, literary terms, and vocabularyon Tuesday.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

09-17: Monday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Lecture on active listening. Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-18: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-19: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-20: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in 2 instances of protest techniques.

 

Assignment: Persuasion worksheet

 

09-21: Friday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Persuasion Game

 

Assignment: Persuasion worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

Argument 2

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Lecture on active listening. Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-18: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-19: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines; peer review worksheets

 

Assignment: complete any peer review sheets you weren’t able to finish in class.

 

09-20: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in 2 instances of protest techniques.

 

Assignment: Persuasion worksheet

 

09-21: Friday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Persuasion Game

 

Assignment: Persuasion worksheet

 

 

Week Four: September 10-14

 

 

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

 

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

 

 

09-10: Monday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity:Lecture, small group work, and large group discussion on the topic of Humarabi’s code and ancient Mesopotamia.

 

Assignment: Write a paragraph on the possible connection between setting and characterization in literature set in ancient Mesopotamia.

 

09-11: Tuesday:

 

Objective:        Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Gilgamesh and participate in a large class discussion of the new material. A worksheet is due on a film that will be watched.

 

Assignment: Complete 10 questions on the vocab worksheet for the vocabulary terms from the “Mis” and “Dis” list.

 

09-12: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

 

Activity: Students will work individually to study a set of new vocabulary words and then put the new terms into sentences of their own construction.

 

Assignment: Complete sentences for 20 vocabulary terms from the “Mis” and “Dis” list.

 

09-13: Thursday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity: Students will discuss their vocabulary sentences with the large group. When done, they will complete a Quizlet on character names & identifications.

 

Assignment: Quiz on the new vocabulary terms & introductory material for The Epic of Gilgamesh tomorrow.

 

09-14: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will take an assessment on 25 vocabulary terms and the introductory material for Gilgamesh.

 

Activity: A quiz with 40 multiple choice questions. Afterwards, students will read Gilgamesh p. 23-26, & answer questions 1-11.

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

 

 

09-10: Monday:

 

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Small group work on “The Forest Journey”

 

Assignment: Read “Ishtar and Gilgamesh” for Wednesday

 

09-11: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

 

Activity: Students will work in a large group to study a set of new vocabulary words, practice pronunciation, and then put the new terms into sentences of their own construction.

 

Assignment: Complete sentences for 17 vocabulary terms from the “Phobia” and “Phil” list.

 

09-12: Wednesday:

 

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Small group work on “Ishtar and Gilgamesh”

 

Assignment: Read “The Search for Everlasting Life” & “The Story of the Flood” for homework.

 

09-13: Thursday:

 

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

                       Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

Activity: Small group work on “Ishtar and Gilgamesh”

 

Assignment: Read “The Return” for homework.

 

09-14: Friday:

 

Objective: Students will take an assessment on 25 vocabulary terms and the introductory material for Gilgamesh.

 

Activity:

 

Study for a quiz on Gilgamesh, including the introductory material, character identification, plot questions, and an essay on literary elements like theme and characterization. Be prepared to discuss similarities and differences between The Epic of Gilgamesh and a few of the origin myths that you have read.

 

 

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

09-10: Monday:

 

Objective: Test Review

 

Activity: Students will review character names and the new vocabulary terms

 

Homework: prepare for a 25 question multiple choice quiz on the introductory material for Beowulf

 

09-11: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Students will engage in a formative assessment of the introductory material.

 

Activity: Students will take a 25 question multiple choice test.

 

Assignment: Students will read section 1 of Beowulf, answering study guide questions 1-10.

 

09-12: Wednesday:

 

Objective:        Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

 

 

Activity: Students will read section 2 of Beowulf and answer questions 11-26 in the study guide

 

Assignment: complete and questions you didn’t finish in class.

 

09-13: Thursday:

 

Objective:        Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

 

 

Activity: Students will read section 3 of Beowulf and answer questions 27-33 in the study guide

 

Assignment: complete and questions you didn’t finish in class.

 

09-14: Friday:

 

Objective:        Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as draw inferences from the text.

 

 

 

Activity: Students will read section 4 of Beowulf and answer questions 34-46 in the study guide

 

Assignment: complete and questions you didn’t finish in class. Study for a test on Beowulf—including plot questions, character identification, vocabulary terms, literary terms, and vocabularyon Tuesday.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

09-10: Monday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines

 

Assignment: Find 2 minutes of stand-up comedy that you are prepared to deliver in class, and begin to practice your delivery.

 

Happy Labor Day!

 

09-11: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines

 

Assignment: Find 2 minutes of stand-up comedy that you are prepared to deliver in class, and begin to practice your delivery.

 

09-12: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of speech techniques, including rate, intensity, and eye contact.

 

Assignment: analyze one classmate’s performance.

 

 

 

09-13: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of speech techniques, including pitch, volume, and tone.

 

Assignment: analyze one classmate’s performance.

 

09-14: Friday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Student performances

 

Assignment: analyze classmates’ performances.

 

 

 

 

 

Argument 2

 

09-10: Monday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines

 

Assignment: Find 2 minutes of stand-up comedy that you are prepared to deliver in class, and begin to practice your delivery.

 

09-11: Tuesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching stand-up routines

 

Assignment: Find 2 minutes of stand-up comedy that you are prepared to deliver in class, and begin to practice your delivery.

 

09-12: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of speech techniques, including rate, intensity, and eye contact.

 

Assignment: analyze one classmate’s performance.

 

 

 

09-13: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Discussion of speech techniques, including pitch, volume, and tone.

 

Assignment: analyze one classmate’s performance.

 

09-14: Friday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Student performances

 

Assignment: analyze classmates’ performances.

 

 

Week Three: September 03- 07

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

09-03: Monday: Happy Labor Day!

09-04: Tuesday:

Objective: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

Activity: Students will work in a large group to study a set of new vocabulary words, practice pronunciation, and then put the new terms into sentences of their own construction.

Assignment: Complete sentences for 17 vocabulary terms from the “Phobia” and “Phil” list.

 

09-05: Wednesday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Students will discuss their vocabulary sentences with the large group.

Assignment: Quiz on the new vocabulary terms tomorrow.

09-06: Thursday:

Objective: Students will take an assessment on 25 vocabulary terms.

Activity: A quiz with 16 multiple choice questions and 3 original sentences.

09-07: Friday:

Objective: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Review of the vocabulary quiz. Lecture, small group work, and large group discussion on the topic of Humarabi’s code.

Assignment: Complete the research for your group’s presentation on one of Hammurabi’s laws, if it wasn’t completed in class. 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

09-03: Monday: Happy Labor Day!

09-04: Tuesday:

Objective: Students will take a formative assessment on the process of locating and translating ancient literature.

Activity: Quiz

09-05: Wednesday:

Objective:         Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Gilgamesh and participate in a large class discussion of the new material.

Assignment: Read “Tablet 1” of The Epic of Gilgamesh—Sanders translation

09-06: Thursday:

Objective:         Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Gilgamesh and participate in a large class discussion of the new material.

Assignment: Read “Tablet 1” of The Epic of Gilgamesh—Rowland Translation

 

09-07: Friday:

 

Objective:         Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

 

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Gilgamesh and participate in a large class discussion of the new material.

 

Assignment: Read “Tablets 2 & 3” of The Epic of Gilgamesh—Sanders Translation

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

09-03: Monday: Happy Labor Day!

09-04: Tuesday:

Objective: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Activity: Students will work in small groups to finish reading “The Final Problem, answering text-based questions as they read.

Assignment: Complete reading p. 9-14 & answer the remaining study guide questions (23-49) if they aren’t completed in class.

09-05: Wednesday:

Objective:         Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Beowulf and participate in a large class discussion of the new material.

Assignment: Quiz on the introductory material Friday—25 multiple choice questions.

09-06: Thursday:

Objective:         Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources; Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

Activity: Students will research and take notes on Beowulf and participate in a large class discussion of the new material.

Assignment: Quiz on the introductory material Friday—25 multiple choice questions.

09-07: Friday:

Objective: Students will engage in a formative assessment of the introductory material.

Activity: Students will take a 25 question multiple choice test.

Assignment: Students will read section 1 of Beowulf, answering study guide questions 1-10.

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

09-03: Monday: Happy Labor Day!

09-04: Tuesday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching and commenting on the speeches at last week’s funerals for Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain.

 

09-05: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching and commenting on Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

 

Assignment: Analyze Mr. Pausch for Ethos & Pathos in a written paragraph

 

 

 

09-06: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching and commenting on Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

 

Assignment: Analyze Mr. Pausch for Logos & Kairos in a written paragraph

09-07: Friday:

Objective: Students will participate in theater warm-up exercises

Activity: Vocal warm-ups, improve exercises

 

 

Argument 2

09-03: Monday: Happy Labor Day!

09-04: Tuesday:

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Watching and commenting on the speeches at last week’s funerals for Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain.

 

09-05: Wednesday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Re-watching and commenting on speeches for McCain’s funeral. Terms to be covered: anthypophora, congery.

 

Assignment: Analyze speakers for their use of rhetorical techniques—one well-written paragraph will be enough.

 

 

 

09-06: Thursday:

 

Objective: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

 

Activity: Re-watching and commenting on any campaign speech by Mr. Trump. Terms to be covered: antonomasia, asyndeton.

 

Assignment: Analyze speakers for their use of rhetorical techniques—one well-written paragraph will be enough.

 

 

09-07: Friday:

Objective: Students will participate in theater warm-up exercises

Activity: Vocal warm-ups, improv exercises

 

Week Two: August 27-31 2018-19

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

08-27: Monday: Small group work & large class discussion on the topic of Origin Myths. Review of the Big Myth Website. Homework: Origin Myth worksheet, if it isn’t completed in class.

08-28: Tuesday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Origin Myths. Reading p. 3080319 in the Holt World Literature textbook. Questions 1-5 on p. 320.

08-29: Wednesday: Lecture on vocabulary –acquisition, usage, and pronunciation. The vocabulary rubric will be reviewed. Homework: Chapter 4 vocabulary sentences—roots “Phobia” and “Phil.”

08-30: Thursday: In class: Chapter 4 vocabulary exercises 4.1-4.2 (p.107-110 ) in our vocabulary packet. Homework: study for a quiz on vocabulary.

08-31: Friday: Vocabulary quiz #1: 20 multiple choice questions and 5 sentences—35 points total. Homework: 15 sentences for the assigned terms from sections 4.3 & 4.4 of our vocabulary packet. Have a great long weekend!

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

08-27: Monday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Origin Myths. Vocabulary Lecture & discussion of the rubric.

Homework: Complete exercises 4.1-4.2 (p.107-110 ) in our vocabulary packet and write 15 sentences using the new vocabulary terms.

08-28: Tuesday: Vocabulary review. Lecture, small group work, and large group discussion on the topic of Humarabi’s code. Homework: Read p. 7-17 of the introduction to The Epic of Gilgamesh.

08-29: Wednesday: In class: Film about Gilgamesh. Students will fill out a worksheet as we watch. Homework: Read p. 17-30 of the introduction to The Epic of Gilgamesh.

08-30: Thursday: In class: Day 2 of the film about Gilgamesh. Students will fill out a 2nd worksheet as we watch.

08-31: Friday: Quiz on the introduction material to Gilgamesh.

Homework: Read chapter 1 of The Epic of Gilgamesh, p. 60-69. Have a great long weekend!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

08-27: Monday: Sherlock—video and character sketch, which is a worksheet and is due Tuesday if it isn’t completed in class.

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08-28: Tuesday: Reading “The Final Problem” by Arthur Conan Doyle in class. In class, we’ll read p. 3-8 & answer questions 1-22 in the study guide. Homework: students should write sentences for the 16 vocabulary terms starred in their study guides.

08-29: Wednesday: Reading “The Final Problem” by Arthur Conan Doyle in class. In class, we’ll read p. 9-14 & answer questions 23-49 in the study guide.

08-30: Thursday: Watching Sherlock. Completing a character sketch for Moriarity in class. Notes on Beowulf if time allows.

08-31: Friday: More notes on Beowulf. No homework! Have a great long weekend!

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

08-27: Monday: Students will watch and comment on Food,Inc!

08-28: Tuesday: SPAR debates in groups of 4-5, then as a large group.

08-29: Wednesday: Notes on Ethos & Logos. Watching and commenting on Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

08-30: Thursday: Notes on Pathos & Kairos. Last Lecture, continued—in-class notes, essay, and large group discussion.

08-31: Friday: Students will watch and comment on will Farrell’s graduation speech.

 

Argument 2

08-27: Monday: Students will watch and comment on Food,Inc!

08-28: Tuesday: SPAR debates – Argument 2 students will take notes during SPAR debates and research statistics on both sides, offering help to floundering debaters.

08-29: Wednesday: Worksheets on 21 rhetorical devices. Watching and commenting on Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

08-30: Thursday: Worksheets on 21 rhetorical devices. Watching and commenting on Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

08-31: Friday: Students will watch and comment on Will Farrell’s graduation speech.

Week Twenty-nine: March 19-23

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

03-19: Monday: Watching the remainder of Julius Caesar; packets due

03-20: Tuesday: Keystone Exam notes & practice questions--mcq

03-21: Wednesday: Keystone Exam notes & essay

03-22: Thursday: Keystone Exam #2

03-23: Friday:Keystone Exam #3

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

03-19: Monday: Keystone practice essay

03-20: Tuesday: Notes on Keystone practice questions

03-21: Wednesday: Keystone exam prep

03-22: Thursday: Keystone exam prep

03-23: Friday: Keystone exam prep

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

03-19: Monday: Quizlet Vocabulary.

03-20: Tuesday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

03-21: Wednesday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

03-22: Thursday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

03-23: Friday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

03-19: Monday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—blocking; homework: put your soliloquy into your own words

03-20: Tuesday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—blocking; homework: memorize your soliloquy—due Monday

03-21: Wednesday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--practice

03-22: Thursday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--practice

03-23: Friday: Student performances—25 points

 

Week Twenty-eight: March 12-16

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

03-12: Monday: Acting out Act III, sc. 4

03-13: Tuesday: Quiz on Act III; Logical Fallacies projects due.

03-14: Wednesday: Act IV –reading the play in small groups

03-15: Thursday: Act V—reading the play in small groups

03-16: Friday:Watching the remainder of Julius Caesar

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

03-12: Monday: Discussion ofKite Runner, esp. themes, irony, and symbolism. Study for tomorrow’s test!

03-13: Tuesday:Kite Runner unit test

03-14: Wednesday: Kite Runner game

03-15: Thursday: Keystone exam prep

03-16: Friday: Keystone exam prep

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

03-12: Monday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

03-13: Tuesday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

03-14: Wednesday: Animal Farm vocabulary for chapters 1-4—sentences & quizlet

03-15: Thursday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

03-16: Friday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

03-12: Monday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—blocking; homework: put your soliloquy into your own words

03-13: Tuesday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—blocking; homework: memorize your soliloquy—due Monday

03-14: Wednesday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--practice

03-15: Thursday: Act III, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--practice

03-16: Friday: Student performances—25 points

 

 

Week Twenty-seven: March 05-09

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

03-05: Monday: Act III, sc ii--p.105-115—questions and quotations from the packet

03-06: Tuesday: Act III, sc ii--p.115-125—questions and quotations from the packet

03-07: Wednesday: Act III, sc ii--p.125-129—packet questions

03-08: Thursday: The remainder of Act III of Julius Caesar

03-09: Friday: Persuasion/Propaganda project: I will assign you at least one of the speeches from Act III. Create a 6-slide Powerpoint that explains what persuasion and propaganda techniques are used in the speech and discusses how effective or ineffective those techniques are. (The first slide is a title slide. Then tackle at least 2 legitimate persuasion techniques and at least 1 propaganda technique. Also, find at least one logical fallacy. One slide is a "gimme"--you can choose to discuss whichever of the three techniques you'd like to discuss.) Here are some sample slides.

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

03-05: Monday: Discussion ofKite Runner, Chapters 20-22; Read through Chapter 25 for Wednesday

03-06: Tuesday: : Discussion ofKite Runner, Chapters 20-22

03-07: Wednesday: Discussion of Kite Runner, Chapters 23-25

03-08: Thursday: Discussion of Kite Runner, Chapters 23-25; quizlet quiz on character names

03-09: Friday: Kite Runner quiz.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

03-05: Monday: Propaganda project

03-06: Tuesday: Propaganda project

03-07: Wednesday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

03-08: Thursday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

03-09: Friday: Animal Farm vocabulary for chapters 1-4—sentences & quizlet

Monday of next week: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions.

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

03-05: Monday: Act II, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar –memorizing lines

03-06: Tuesday: Act II, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--blocking

03-07: Wednesday: Act II, sc 4 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar--blocking

03-08: Thursday: Student performances—25 points

03-09: Friday: Impromptu exercise

 

 

Week Twenty-six: February 26-March 02

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

02-26: Monday: Logical Fallacies, continued

 

02-27: Tuesday: Legitimate Persuasion--notes

 

02-28: Wednesday: Julius Caesar Act III, sc ii

 

03-01: Thursday: Julius Caesar Act III, sc ii

 

03-02: Friday: Project: Propaganda, Logical Fallacies, and Legitimate Persuasion in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

02-26: Monday: Discussion ofKite Runner, Chapters 10-15; Read through Chapter 20 for Friday

 

02-27: Tuesday: : Discussion ofKite Runner, Chapters 10-15

 

02-28: Wednesday: Keystone Activity #1

 

03-01: Thursday: Keystone Activity #1

 

03-02: Friday: Discussion of Kite Runner, chapters 16-29

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

02-26: Monday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

 

02-27: Tuesday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

 

02-28: Wednesday: Notes and class discussion on George Orwell and Animal Farm

 

03-01: Thursday: Animal Farm vocabulary for chapters 1-4—sentences & quizlet

 

03-02: Friday: Reading chapter 1 of Animal Farm & answering study guide questions. (Quiz once we’ve completed chapter 4, in about a week and a half.)

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

02-26: Monday: Introduction to Acting!! Or an introduction to analyzing media, beginning with The King’s Speech!!

 

02-27: Tuesday: Acting and/or analyzing media

 

02-28: Wednesday: Acting and/or analyzing media

 

03-01: Thursday: Acting and/or analyzing media

 

03-02: Friday: News Quiz/Impromptu

 

 

Week Twenty-four: February 12-16

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

02-12: Monday: Act II, sc ii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—in-class lecture and study guide questions

 

02-13: Tuesday: Act II, sc iii & iv of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; Quotations and whole act questions

 

02-14: Wednesday: Quiz on Act II.

 

02-15: Thursday: Act III, sc i of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; Quotations and whole act questions

 

02-16: Friday: Act III, sc i of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; acting activity

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

02-12: Monday: Discussion of Kite Runner & introductory notes. Homework: Read Chapters 3-5 for Thursday

 

02-13: Tuesday: : Discussion of Kite Runner & introductory notes. Homework: Read Chapters 3-5 for Thursday

 

02-14: Wednesday: . Quizlet on Farsi Terms—part 2

 

02-15: Thursday: Discussion of chapters 1-5 of Kite Runner.

 

02-16: Friday: Discussion of chapters 1-5. Homework: Read Chapters 6-7 & complete the packet questions.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

02-12: Monday: Quiz on Act III & Act IV Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

 

02-13: Tuesday: Reading Act V sc.i of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

 

02-14: Wednesday: Reading Act V sc.ii of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

 

02-15: Thursday: Watching Act V of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

 

02-16: Friday: Quiz on Act V and the whole play.

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

02-12: Monday: Introduction to Logical Fallacies

 

02-13: Tuesday: Logical Fallacies, continued

 

02-14: Wednesday: Watching speeches (President Trump’s State of the Union, Speech to Republican Fundraisers) and SNL skits (Skit following the State of the Union Address, Philly vs. Boston.) and analyzing them for logical fallacies

 

02-15: Thursday: Watching speeches (President Trump’s State of the Union, Speech to Republican Fundraisers) and SNL skits (Skit following the State of the Union Address, Philly vs. Boston.) and analyzing them for logical fallacies

 

02-16: Friday: News Quiz

 

 

Week Twenty-three: January 5-February 9

Class: EngLesson Planslish 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

02-05: Monday: Discussion & Quizlet on Logical Fallacies

02-06: Tuesday: Act II, sc i of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.—quotations and whole act questions

02-07: Wednesday: Act II, sc ii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—in-class lecture and study guide questions

02-08: Thursday: Act II, sc iii & iv of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; Quotations and whole act questions

02-09: Friday: Quiz on Act II.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

02-05: Monday: Discussion of Life of Pi & magical realism

02-06: Tuesday: Discussion of Life of Pi & literary techniques

02-07: Wednesday: Keystone Activity

02-08: Thursday: Keystone Activity #2

02-09: Friday: Introduction to Taming of the Shrew. Homework: read the Induction that precedes Act 1

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

02-05: Monday: Reading Act IV sc.iii of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

02-06: Tuesday: Reading Act IV sc.iv of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

02-07: Wednesday: Review of Acts III & IV; Watching the play and answering whole act questions

02-08: Thursday: Quiz on Acts III & IV Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

02-09: Friday: Act V; Quiz on the whole play Wednesday of next week

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

02-05: Monday: Polishing affirmation and negation speeches for a new bill: AI

02-06: Tuesday: Questioning session—small groups.

02-07: Wednesday: Questioning session—large group.

02-08: Thursday: Student Congress

02-09: Friday: Student Congress, continued.

 

Week Twenty-two: January 29-February 2

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

01-29: Monday: Act I, sc ii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.—quotations and whole act questions

01-30: Tuesday: Act I, sc iii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar—in-class lecture and study guide questions

01-31: Wednesday: Act I, sc iii of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; Quotations and whole act questions

02-01: Thursday: Act I review --Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Quizlet and large group discussion

02-02: Friday: Quiz on Act I.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

01-29: Monday: Discussion of Life of Pi & magical realism

01-30: Tuesday: Small groupdiscussion of Life of Pi, chapters 66-90Homework: read chapters 91-93 for tomorrow

01-31: Wednesday: Discussion of Life of Pi. Homework: Read Chapters 94-100 for Friday

02-01: Thursday: Life of Pi Journal response—due in class.

02-02: Friday: Discussion of Life of Pi. Quiz on Monday.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

01-29: Monday: Quiz on Act I Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

01-30: Tuesday: Act II, sc i of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

01-31: Wednesday: Act II, sc ii of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew; Quotations –small group work

02-01: Thursday: Act II, sc iii of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

02-02: Friday: Act II overview; watching Act II of the play; quiz on Act II next week

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

01-29: Monday: Sponsorship speeches for a new bill: AI

01-30: Tuesday: Students will deliver sponsorship speeches, & teams will be chosen from a hat.

01-31: Wednesday: Students will write affirmation or negation speeches

02-01: Thursday: Students will discuss questioning techniques and practice questions

02-02: Friday: Students will prepare for an in-class Student Congress Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Crystallization speeches will be discussed and practiced.

Week Twenty: January 15-January 19

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

01-15: Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—enjoy your long weekend!

 

01-16: Tuesday: Notes on Shakespeare’s use of literary techniques. A Worksheet for homework.

 

01-17: Wednesday: Notes on Julius Caesar & Rome, as well as Shakespeare’s life and times

 

01-18: Thursday: Quiz on introductory material: Shakespeare’s life and times, the Globe theater, Julius Caesar’s life and times, Shakespeare’s language & literary techniques.

 

01-19: Friday: Act I, sc 1 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

01-15: Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—enjoy your long weekend!

 

01-16: Tuesday: Discussion of Life of Pi. Homework: Read Chapters 20-36 for Thursday;

 

01-17: Wednesday: Watching O Brother, Where Art Thou; discussing allusions

 

01-18: Thursday: Watching O Brother, Where Art Thou; discussing allusions; brief discussion of Life of Pi

 

01-19: Friday: Finishing O Brother, Where Art Thou; discussing allusions, discussing Life of Pi. For Monday01/22: Read through chapter 65.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

01-15: Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—enjoy your long weekend!

 

01-16: Tuesday: Notes on Shakespeare’s Language & use of literary techniques

 

01-17: Wednesday: Quiz on Act n introductory material for Taming of the Shrew: Shakespeare’s life and times, the Globe theater, Shakespeare’s language & literary techniques.

 

01-19: Friday: Taming of the Shrew: Act I, Scene i

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

01-15: Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—enjoy your long weekend!

 

01-16: Tuesday: Students will deliver negation speeches &/or write affirmation speeches

 

01-17: Wednesday: Students will write affirmation speeches

 

01-18: Thursday: Students will deliver affirmation speeches

 

01-19: Friday: Students will deliver affirmation speeches.  

 

 

Week Sixteen: December 11-December 15

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

12-11: Monday: Revising introductory paragraphs; taking notes on body paragraphs

12-12: Tuesday: revising body paragraphs; taking notes on conclusions

12-13: Wednesday: Revising conclusions; quizlet on Elizabethan terms

12-14: Thursday: Notes on Shakespeare’s life & works

12-15: Friday: Notes on Shakespeare’s life & works

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

12-11: Monday: Performing a choral section from Medea

12-12: Tuesday: Reading Tennyson’s “Ulysses” & writing a poetry explication.

12-13: Wednesday: Launching the Allusions project

12-14: Thursday: Allusions project day

12-15: Friday: Allusions Project day

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

 12-11: Monday: Vocabulary for Stave 2 of A Christmas Carol—writing 26 sentences

12-12: Tuesday: Reading A Christmas Carol, completing study guide questions 1-7 for Stave 2.

12-13: Wednesday: Reading A Christmas Carol, completing study guide questions 8-10 for Stave 2.

12-14: Thursday: Quiz on Stave 2 vocabulary , plot and characterization.

12-15: Friday: Vocabulary for Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol..

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

12-11: Monday: Discussion of AI research, so far.

12-12: Tuesday: Discussion of Scientific research and statistics—John Oliver Clip

12-13: Wednesday: Notes on Student Congress & writing legislation

12-14: Thursday: Students will write a bill and a sponsorship speech

12-15: Friday: Students will deliver sponsorship speeches.  

Week Fifteen: December 4-December 8

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

12-04: Monday: Notes on The Iliad, analysis of the movie Troy

 

12-05: Tuesday: Pull-out quotation essay—first draft

 

12-06: Wednesday: Notes on the 5 paragraph essay, quotations

 

12-07: Thursday: Newspaper activity—20 points

 

12-08: Friday: Allusions mini-project.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

12-04: Monday: Quiz on Hamilton’s Mythology: The Odyssey, The Trojan War, Hercules and his labors, Midas, etc, & the authors, of course.

 

12-05: Tuesday: Reading Medea aloud in class

 

12-06: Wednesday: Chorus Reading Medea aloud in class; Introduction to the Allusions project.  

 

12-07: Thursday: Allusions project day

 

12-08: Friday: Allusions Project day

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

 12-04: Monday: Quiz on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol—Introductory notes and vocabulary for Stave One

 

12-05: Tuesday: Reading A Christmas Carol, completing study guide questions as we progress. Q. 1-12

 

12-06: Wednesday: Reading A Christmas Carol, completing study guide questions as we progress. The remainder of Stave One. Introduction to vocabulary for Vocabulary for Stave 2.

 

12-07: Thursday: Quizlet on Stave 2 vocabulary. 18 sentences.

 

12-08: Friday: Reading A Christmas Carol, completing study guide questions as we progress. Stave 2 questions.

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

12-04: Monday: Discussion of AI research, so far. Argument game—taking notes, the format for responding to points and questions.

 

12-05: Tuesday: Discussion of Scientific research and statistics—John Oliver Clip

 

12-06: Wednesday: Notes on Student Congress & writing legislation

 

12-07: Thursday: Students will write a bill and a sponsorship speech

 

12-08: Friday: Students will deliver sponsorship speeches.  

 

 

Week Fourteen: November 27-December 1

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

11-27: Monday: No School.

11-28: Tuesday: Notes on The Iliad, analysis of the movie Troy.

11-29: Wednesday: Notes on The Iliad, analysis of the movie Troy.  

11-30: Thursday: Pull-out quotation essay

12-01: Friday: Allusions mini-project.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

11-27: Monday: No School.

11-28: Tuesday: Review of Hercules cards. Reading Medea aloud in class; answering study guide questions as we go. Homework: Read "The Adventures of Odysseus" (p.202-219.) Make cards on the following: Odysseus, Cassandra, Penelope, Telemachus, Calypso, Nausicaa, Lotus-eaters, Polyphemus, Circe, Sirens, Eamaeus, Eurycleia

11-29: Wednesday: Chorus Activity: students will work in small groups to prepare short choral odes.

11-30: Thursday: Quiz on Hamilton’s Mythology: The Odyssey, The Trojan War, Hercules and his labors, Midas, etc, & the authors, of course.

12-01: Friday: Reading Medea aloud in class . Introduction to the Allusions project.  

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

 11-27: Monday: No school

11-28: Tuesday Notes on the Medieval Code of Chivalry, analysis of the movie The Knight’s Tale.

11-29: Wednesday: Notes, Class Discussion, and a lecture on Charles Dickens.

11-30: Thursday: Notes, Class Discussion, and a lecture on Charles Dickens.

12-01: Friday: Vocabulary exercises to prepare for Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Quiz on Monday.  

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

11-27: Monday: No School

11-28: Tuesday: Students will choose a sub-topic on our AI project and research that sub-topic.

11-29: Wednesday: Students will choose a sub-topic on our AI project and research that sub-topic.

11-30: Thursday: Students will discuss their findings so far.

12-01: Friday: Argument game.  

 

 

Week Thirteen: November 20-24

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

11-20: Monday: Reading The Iliad in class, answering study guide questions as we go.  

11-21: Tuesday: Notes on The Iliad, analysis of the movie Troy.

11-22: Wednesday: Notes on The Iliad, analysis of the movie Troy.  

11-23: Thursday: No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

11-24: Friday: No School. Happy Black Friday!  

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

11-20: Monday: Reading Medea aloud in class; answering study guide questions as we go.

11-21: Tuesday: Reading Medea aloud in class; answering study guide questions as we go.

11-22: Wednesday: Chorus Activity: students will work in small groups to prepare short choral odes. Homework: Read about Hercules -- p. 152-172 –20 pages, 21 cards-- Hercules, Alcmena, Iphicles, Teiresius, Thespian Lion, Megara, Eurystheus, Admetus, Deianira & the12 labors (you can put them all on one card if you’d like, but you’ll eventually need to know them all, in order—so maybe that’s 32 cards, depending on how you use them to study.)

11-23: Thursday: No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

11-24: Friday: No School. Happy Black Friday!  

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

 11-20: Monday: Notes on the Medieval Code of Chivalry, analysis of the movie The Knight’s Tale.

11-21: Tuesday Notes on the Medieval Code of Chivalry, analysis of the movie The Knight’s Tale.

11-22: Wednesday: Notes on the Medieval Code of Chivalry, analysis of the movie The Knight’s Tale.

11-23: Thursday: No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

11-24: Friday: No School. Happy Black Friday!  

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

11-20: Monday: Students will review ethos, logos, & pathos, & take notes on kairos.

11-21: Tuesday: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, & kairos.

11-22: Wednesday: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, & kairos. Homework: Read 3 articles from my website on AI; find 3 articles on AI that are related to your assigned sub-topic and add their citations, as well as a summary, to the class wiki on easybib.

11-23: Thursday: No School. Happy Thanksgiving!

11-24: Friday: No School. Happy Black Friday!  

 

Week Twelve: November 13--17

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

 

 

11-13: Monday: Notes on The Iliad and Homer; quizlet on Trojan characters and Greek characters in The Iliad

 

11-14: Tuesday: Introduction to Greek Mythology--worksheet; Quizlet on the Greek gods. Anything not completed in class will be homework.

 

11-15: Wednesday: Reading The Iliad in class, answering study guide questions as we go. Book 1, questions 1-12

 

11-16: Thursday: Reading The Iliad in class, answering study guide questions as we go. Book 1, questions 13-24

 

11-17: Friday: Reading The Iliad in class, answering study guide questions as we go.   Book 1, questions 25-30; Book 22, questions 1-6

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

11-13: Monday: 42 notecards due (the “Golden Fleece” set and Chapter 1)

 

Reading Medea in class. Homework: Quiz on chapters 1 & 2 & the Greek authors Wednesday. Read Chapter 2 (p. 47-62) & create flashcards for the following characters: Demeter, Persephone, Dionysus/Bacchus,

 

11-14: Tuesday: Reading Medea in class; Study for tomorrow’s quiz.

 

11-15: Wednesday: Quiz on Chapters 1 & 2 of Hamilton’s Mythology & the authors, of course.

 

1-16: Thursday: Reading Medea in class. Homework: Answer the accompanying study guide questions.

 

11-17: Friday Reading Medea in class, answering study guide questions as we progress. Homework: read p. 131-140, = Midas, p. 278-9—9 pages, 9 cards: Phaethon, Pegasus, Bellerophon, the Chimaera, Minos, Dedalus, Icharus, Midas, & the Minotaur.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

 11-13: Monday: Notes on Chaucer and the Code of Chivalry.

 

11-14: Tuesday: Notes, continued; Reading the Introduction to The Canterbury Tales & completing study guide questions

 

11-15: Wednesday: Reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—reading online--http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly2762-sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight.html

 

11-16: Thursday:Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—reading online--http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly2762-sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight.html

 

11-17: Friday: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—reading online--http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly2762-sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

11-13: Monday: Students will review ethos, logos, and pathos and take notes on Kairos and topos

 

11-14: Tuesday: Students will analyze 3 speeches for Kairos and tops

 

11-15: Wednesday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

 

11-16: Thursday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

 

11-17: Friday: Argument game

 

Week Eleven: November 06--10

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

11-06: Monday: review of vocabulary homework—Review 5-7 & “logy”

11-07: Tuesday: Keystone terms activity—review of Oedipus Rex quizzes  

11-08: Wednesday: Notes and discussion: Newspapers.

11-09: Thursday: Newspaper activity

11-10: Friday: Introduction to Greek Mythology: Worksheet.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

11-06: Monday: Epic Hero-Antihero-Tragic Hero discussion/essay; Homework: read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology & answer the questions on the worksheet. Also read Chapter 1: Greek and Roman Authors. Create 10 flashcards for the following authors, explaining what each wrote about, giving biographical information when possible and naming major works when possible: Homer; Hesiod; Pindar; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes; Pausanais; Virgil; Ovid.

11-07: Tuesday: Worksheet/large group discussion of Hamilton’s introduction; quiz on the introduction and the authors on Thursday.

11-08: Wednesday: Homework: Reading "The Quest of the Golden Fleece" in Hamilton's Mythology, p. 117-130. Make 11 notecards on the following entities: The Golden Ram, Jason, Pelias, Argo, the Argonauts, the Harpies, the Amazons, King Æetes, Medea,  Apsyrtus, the Princess of Corinth. 

11-09: Thursday: Quiz on Greek & Roman authors and the introduction to Hamilton’s Mythology

11-10: Friday: Introduction to Medea—we’ll begin reading in class. Homework: read Read p. 24-46--"The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes" --and make notecards for the following topics:The Titans (in general); Cronus/Saturn; Ocean & Tethys (1); Hyperion; Mnemosyne; Themis; Iapetus; Mt. Olympus; all 12 Olympians--each on separate cards; Eros/Cupid; The 3 Graces(1) and the 9 Muses (1); Proteus; the Naiads; Pan; Satyrs; Centaurs; Gorgons; Sirens; The Fates (1). That's a total of 31 cards, I believe. 

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

 11-06: Monday: Business/Research project due. Student presentations in small groups.

11-07: Tuesday: Reading “Literature in the Middle Ages” in the green Holt Literature book—p. 588-594. Answer the first reading question—“How was literature influenced by the 2 great institutions of the Middle Ages: the Church and feudalism?” as well as questions 1 & 2 on p. 604. Also, read p. 635 –the introduction to The Nibelungleid and put the vocabulary words from p. 637 into sentences of your own construction.

11-08: Wednesday: Also in the green Holt Literature book, read “How Seigfried was Slain,” p. 637-643. Answer questions 1-5, 7, &8 on p. 644. Also reproduce on your own paper the chart on p. 644 “Analyzing a Foil” & fill it out. Finally, answer questions 1-6 in the “Vocabulary Development” box, also on p. 644.  

11-09: Thursday: Notes on Chaucer and the Middle Ages. Reading a section of “The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales” in class, answering questions as we read.

11-10: Friday: Quizlet: Characters in The Canterbury Tales. Monday: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight—reading online--http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly2762-sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight.html

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

11-06: Monday: Students will practice delivering a speech, emphasizing varying rate, volume, and tone. Homework: memorize the first ten seconds of your speech and practice delivering it conversationally.

11-07: Tuesday: Students will practice delivering a speech, emphasizing eye contact & body language.

11-08: Wednesday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

11-09: Thursday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

11-10: Friday: Argument game

Week Ten October 30-Nov. 03

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

 

 

10-30: Monday: Keystone terms activity—worksheet/excel sheet. Quiz Wednesday on Oedipus Rex.

 

10-31: Tuesday: terms activity—worksheet/excel sheet. Quiz Wednesday on Oedipus Rex.

 

11-01: Wednesday: Quiz on Oedipus Rex & applying Keystone terms. 30 mcq

 

11-02: Thursday: Vocabulary Exercises—review 5-7 & ex. 4.9 & 4.10, p. 419-425

 

11-03: Friday: Vocabulary Review

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

10-30: Monday: Review of Study Guide Questions for Things Fall Apart, Ch. 19-21

 

10-31: Tuesday: Reading Oedipus Rex—Part Two in class; Homework: Read through chapter 25 of Things Fall Apart for Friday.

 

11-01: Wednesday: Discussion of Oedipus Rex—Part Two in class

 

11-02: Thursday: Notes on Epic Heroes, tragic heroes and anti-heroes.

 

11-03: Friday: Discussion of the main characters in Oedipus Rex & Things Fall Apart

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

 10-30: Monday: Business/Research project. Slides 6-8.

 

10-31: Tuesday: Business/Research project. Slides 9-12.

 

11-01: Wednesday: Business/Research project. Slides 13-16.

 

11-02: Thursday: Newspaper activity—25 points

 

11-03: Friday: Shark Tank activity. Worksheet.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

10-30: Monday: Students will finish recording and briefly discuss their responses to the “Voice of Democracy” project prompt.

 

10-31: Tuesday: Students will review ethos, logos, pathos, kairos & topos, as well as the Toulmin method of speech analysis.

 

11-01: Wednesday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

 

11-02: Thursday: Quiz: Students will analyze 2 speeches using ethos, logos, pathos, kairos, & topos.

 

11-03: Friday: Argument game

Week Nine October 23-27

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7 Room 239

 

10-23: Monday: Reading Oedipus Rex aloud p. 246-252, including the last choral ode, answering questions in the margins as we read and summarizing the choral ode when we get to it.

 

10-24: Tuesday: Reading Oedipus Rex Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 252-258. Worksheet on dramatic terms.

 

10-25: Wednesday: Reading Oedipus Rex Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 252-258. Worksheet on dramatic terms.

 

10-26: Thursday: Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 258-262.

 

10-27: Friday: Keystone terms activity—worksheet/excel sheet. Quiz Monday.

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239 

 

10-23: Monday: Review of Study Guide Questions for Things Fall Apart, Ch. 7-13

 

10-24: Tuesday: Small group work on ch. 14-16 (study guide)

 

10-25: Wednesday: Discussion of Oedipus Rex—Part One; Homework: Read Chapter 17 of Things Fall Apart for Thursday.

 

10-26: Thursday: Discussion of Chapter 17 of Things Fall Apart. Reading Oedipus Rex—Part Two in class; Homework: Read Chapter 18 of Things Fall Apart for Friday.

 

10-27: Friday: Discussion of Chapter 18 of Things Fall Apart. Reading Act 2 of Oedipus Rex & answering questions as we go—p. 248-262. Homework: Read Chapters 19-21 for Monday.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

10-24: Tuesday: Business Project Launch—Slides 1-3. Review of Business Terms and concepts

 

10-25: Wednesday: Quiz on Business terms and concepts. Project work—slides 4-5.

 

10-26: Thursday: Business/Research project. Slides 6-8.

 

10-27: Friday: Shark Tank activity. Worksheet.

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

10-23: Monday: Students will prepare an outline and/or 1st draft in response to the “Voice of Democracy” project prompt.

 

10-24: Tuesday: Students will record their speeches for the “Voice of Democracy” project.

 

10-25: Wednesday: Recordings are due by the end of the period.

 

10-26: Thursday: Students will practice the delivery of their speeches.

 

10-27: Friday: Student speeches, continued. All speeches are due today.

 

Week Eight October 16-20

Class: English 10 College Prep

 Per 2,7 Room 239

 

10-16: Monday: Practicing reading a choral ode—p. 234-235; Greek Chorus Worksheet

10-17: Tuesday: Review of Questions from Oedipus Rex, Act 1; Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 237-245.

10-18: Wednesday: Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 246-256.

10-19: Thursday: Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 257-262.

10-20: Friday: Keystone terms activity—worksheet/excel sheet 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239 

10-16: Monday: Skits & a discussion of proverbs

10-17: Tuesday: Review of Study Guide Questions for Things Fall Apart, Ch. 1-10; Small group work on ch. 11-13 (study guide)

10-18: Wednesday: Discussion of Things Fall Apart—Part One; Homework—Read Chapters 14-16 for Monday.

10-19: Thursday: Practicing reading a choral ode—p. 234-235; Reading Act 2 & answering questions as we go—p. 237-247.

10-20: Friday: Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 248-262.

Class: English 12 Practical

 Per 3, Room 239

 

10-16: Monday: Business Week! Students will report to their assigned groups.

10-17: Tuesday: Business Week! Students will report to their assigned groups.

10-18: Wednesday: Business Week! Students will report to their assigned groups.

10-19: Thursday: Business Week! Students will report to their assigned groups.

10-20: Friday: Business Week! Students will report to their assigned groups.

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-16: Monday: Students will watch and comment on the documentary Blackfish, preparing to debate the proper role of zoos and aquariums.

10-17: Tuesday: Students will watch and comment on the documentary Blackfish, preparing to debate the proper role of zoos and aquariums.

10-18: Wednesday: Students will watch and comment on the documentary Blackfish, preparing to debate the proper role of zoos and aquariums.

10-19: Thursday: Students will watch and comment on the documentary Blackfish, preparing to debate the proper role of zoos and aquariums.

10-20: Friday: Argument game

 

 

Week Seven: October 9-13

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

10-09: Monday: No School

10-10: Tuesday: Review of vocabulary terms 4.5-4.7—quiz tomorrow; Review of Greek Theater information

10-11: Wednesday: Vocabulary quiz for terms 4.5-4.7; Review of Questions from Oedipus Rex, Act 1; Reading aloud the Choral Ode on p. 234-235

10-12: Thursday: Oedipus Rex-- Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 237-245.

10-13: Friday: Reading Act 2 aloud & answering questions as we go—p. 246-256.

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

10-09: Monday: No School!

10-10: Tuesday: Brief review of vocabulary terms 4.5-4.7; Review of Greek Theater information; Reading aloud the Choral Ode on p. 234-235. Homework: Reading Chapters 11-14 in Things Fall Apart for Friday

10-11: Wednesday: Reading Act 2 of Oedipus Rex and answering questions as we go—p. 237-245; Homework—read p. 245-256.

10-12: Thursday: Reading in class, p. 257-262; packet terms: catharsis, climax, anagnorisis and peripetia, falling action

10-13: Friday: “Who is primarily at fault for the horrifying events depicted in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex?” Class discussion/debate.

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

10-09: Monday: No School!

10-10: Tuesday: League of Denial discussion/review

10-11: Wednesday: Introduction to the research project: “Why Do You Want To Work Here”? Lecture, Notes, and Discussion. Research Project—slides 1 & 2—Company Description

10-12: Thursday: Research project: slide 3—financial information –notes and discussion

10-13: Friday: Shark Tank analysis & terms review

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

10-09: Monday: No School!

10-10: Tuesday: Review of League of Denial & article summaries; Review of

10-11: Wednesday: Students will hold a semi-formal debate about banning organized tackle football for players younger than 7th grade (13 years old.)

10-12: Thursday: Students will watch and comment on Brene Brown’s TED talk about “The Power of Vulnerability”

10-13: Friday: Blue-Ribbon School Celebration Activities

 

Week Six: October 2-5

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

 

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

 

 

10-02: Monday: Oedipus Rex—reading to the end of Act 1—p 229-235 and answering 10 questions in the margins.

 

10-03: Tuesday: Oedipus Rex—questions 1-10 at the end of Act 1, p. 236

 

10-04: Wednesday: Complete ex. 4.5 on p. 112; 4.6 on 114 and 4.7 on p. 115—go over answers in class as a large group.

 

10-05: Thursday: Write original sentences for 18 vocabulary words.

 

10-06: Friday: No School!

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

 

 

10-02: Monday: Oedipus Rex—reading to the end of Act 1—p 229-235 and answering 10 questions in the margins. Homework: Read through chapter 6 in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for Wednesday.

 

10-03: Tuesday: Oedipus Rex—questions 1-10 at the end of Act 1, p. 236. Homework: Read through chapter 6 in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for Wednesday.

 

10-04: Wednesday: Small group work—review questions for chapters 1-4 of Things Fall Apart before tackling questions for chapter 5.

 

10-05: Thursday: Small group work—questions for Chapter 6 of Things Fall Apart. Homework: Read through Chapter 10 for Tuesday, completing study guide questions as you read.

 

10-06: Friday: No School!

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

10-02: Monday: Watching “League of Denial” and answering worksheet questions as they progress. They should take a few notes to prepare for a debate: “Should the Federal Government ban organized tackle football for players younger than 8th grade?”

 

10-03: Tuesday: Watching “League of Denial” and answering worksheet questions as they progress.

 

10-04: Wednesday: Students should use the laptops to research new developments in the concussion crisis. Each student should find, read, and write a summary for at least one article today.

 

10-05: Thursday: Newspaper activity

 

10-06: Friday: No School!

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

10-02: Monday: Watching “League of Denial” and answering worksheet questions as they progress.

 

10-03: Tuesday: Students should use the laptops to research new developments in the concussion crisis. Each student should find, read, and write a summary for at least one article today.

 

10-04: Wednesday: Students will use laptops to prepare for a debate about banning organized tackle football for players younger than 7th grade (13 years old.)

 

10-05: Thursday: Students will watch and comment on Simon Sinek’s TED talk about “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”

 

10-06: Friday: No School!

Week Five: September 25 -29

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

 

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

 

 

09-25: Monday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Greek Theater—Aristotle’s rules of criticism and background information of Sophocles

 

09-26: Tuesday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Greek Theater—theater diagram ; margin questions p. 204-208

 

09-27: Wednesday: Oedipus Rex—reading and answering questions in the margins p. 209-220.

 

09-28: Thursday: Oedipus Rex—reading and answering questions in the margins p. 220-230.

 

09-29: Friday: Oedipus Rex—reading and answering questions in the margins p. 230-237.

 

 

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

 

 

09-25: Monday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Greek Theater—Aristotle’s rules of criticism and background information of Sophocles

 

Homework: Read through chapter 4 in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for Friday, completing the packet questions as you read.

 

09-26: Tuesday: Lecture and Large group discussion of Greek Theater—theater diagram ; margin questions p. 204-208

 

09-27: Wednesday: Lecture and discussion of the chorus in Greek Theater—an accompanying worksheet is due. Reading p. 209-220 in class, answering the questions in the margins as they read.

 

09-28: Thursday: Oedipus Rex—reading and answering questions in the margins p. 220-230.

 

09-29: Friday: Oedipus Rex—reading and answering questions in the margins p. 230-237.

 

Questions for chapters 1-4 of Things Fall Apart are due today.

 

Homework: Read Chapters 5-6 in Things Fall Apart over the weekend.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

 

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

 

 

09-25: Monday: Beowulf—creating a list of similarities and differences between the ancient written version and Hollywood’s remake. 5 similarities and 8 differences are due.

 

09-26: Tuesday: Beowulf-- creating a list of similarities and differences between the ancient written version and Hollywood’s remake. 5 more similarities and 8 more differences are due.

 

09-27: Wednesday: Reading “Parson’s Pleasure” and answering questions in a worksheet.

 

09-28: Thursday: Watching “League of Denial” and answering worksheet questions as they progress. They should take a few notes to prepare for a debate: “Should the Federal Government ban organized tackle football for players younger than 8th grade?”

 

09-29: Friday: Watching “League of Denial” and answering worksheet questions as they progress. They should take a few notes to prepare for a debate: “Should the Federal Government ban organized tackle football for players younger than 8th grade?”

 

 

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

 

 

09-25: Monday: Students will watch and comment on Bernie Sander’s speech to Liberty University

 

09-26: Tuesday: Students will watch and comment on Simon Sinek’s TED talk about “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”

 

09-27: Wednesday: Students will watch and comment on PBS’s report, “League of Denial: the Concussion Crisis in America”   They will prepare for a debate about banning organized tackle football for players younger than 7th grade (13 years old.)

 

09-28: Thursday: “League of Denial” continued

 

09-29: Friday: Once the movie has completed, Students will use the laptops in the cart at the back of the room to find, read, and briefly summarize at least 3 articles about the concussion crisis, in preparation for a discussion/debate.

 

 

Week Four: September 18-22

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239

 

09-18: Monday: Students will read an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh and work to complete questions 1-20 in the packet.

09-19: Tuesday: Students will read an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh and work to complete questions 21-40 in the packet.

09-20: Wednesday: The Epic of Gilgamesh—in class discussion and essay.

09-21: Thursday: Vocabulary—ex. 4.5-4.6; Notes on epic heroes and an introduction to The Iliad

09-22: Friday: Writing vocabulary sentences for 4.5-4.6

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

Per 5, Room 239

 

09-18: Monday: Small group work—Questions on tablets 6-9

09-19: Tuesday: Small Group work –Questions on tablets 10-12

09-20: Wednesday:Quiz on The Epic of Gilgamesh

09-21: Thursday: Notes on Greek Drama

09-22: Friday: Oedipus Rex –reading in class and answering questions 1-10 in the margins.

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

09-18: Monday: Beowulf-- reading, discussion, and study guide questions21-30

09-19: Tuesday: Beowulf-- reading, discussion, and study guide questions 31-40

09-20: Wednesday: Beowulf film & discussion 41-46

09-21: Thursday: Vocabulary and introductory notes for the Business project

09-22: Friday: Beowulf film & discussion

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

 Per 6 & 8, Room 239

 

09-18: Monday: Students will watch and comment on Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk on creativity

09-19: Tuesday: Students will watch and comment on Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk

09-20: Wednesday: Students will watch and comment on Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on Body Language

09-21: Thursday: Chain Debate—Animal Rights

09-22: Friday: Students will watch and comment on Simon Sinek’s TED talk on leadership

Week 3: Sept. 11-15

 

Class: English 10 College Prep

 

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 

 09-11 Monday: Review of Mis and Dys sentences. Notes on The Epic of Gilgamesh.

 

Homework: Quiz tomorrow on vocabulary words with the root Mis and Dys. MCQ & sentences.

 

09-12 Tuesday: Quiz on Mis & Dys . Notes on Hammurabi’s code.

 

Homework: A worksheet on Hammurabi’s code

 

09-13 Wednesday:  Gilgamesh Film Day 1

 

09-14 Thursday: Gilgamesh Film, Day 2

 

09-15  Friday: Reading The Epic of Gilgamesh in class, answering packet questions1-11. p. 23-26

 

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 

 Per 5, Room 239

 

 09-11 Monday: Brief discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh—tablets 1-3. Discussion of vocabulary sentences & the homework assignment.

 

Homework: Study for a quiz on Greek roots Phobia, Phil, Mis, & Dys.

 


09-12 Tuesday: Quiz on Phobia & Phil, Mis & Dys—Matching and a few sentences. In class: Comparison of 2 translations of The Epic of Gilgamesh. Homework: The discussion questions for Tablets 1-3

 

09-13 Wednesday: Large group discussion of Gilgamesh

 

Homework: Read the remainder of the epic; prepare to discuss the discussion questions.

 

09-14 Thursday: Lecture and discussion: Hammarabi’s Code

 

 09-15 Friday: Large group discussion of Gilgamesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

 

Per 3, Room 239

 

09-11 Monday: Vocabulary set for Beowulf. Homework: Write sentences for the new vocabulary terms.

 

09-12 Tuesday: Review of the vocabulary sentences.

 

Homework: Quiz on introductory material and the new vocabulary tomorrow.

 

09-13 WednesdayQuiz tomorrow on Anglo Saxon words and characters from Beowulf. Notes on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon literary devices

 

09-14 Thursday: Quiz on intro. notes and vocabulary. Kennings worksheet in class

 

09-15 Friday: Reading Beowulf in class; complete packet questions 1-15

 

Class: Argument  & Performance

 

  Per 8, Room 239

 

Monday:

 

 09-11 Monday: In class discussion of Pausch’s “Last Lecture”—worksheet on ethos, logos, & pathos. This year’s argument topic: AI & Humanity

 

09-12 Tuesday: Lecture on the Toulmin method of describing & analyzing arguments. 3 pop songs. Homework: Reading an article from The Atlantic about concussions.

 

09-13 Wednesday: Toulmin method & Bernie Sanders . Homework: reading Stephen R. Toulmin’s “Parents, Stop Obsessing About Concussions.”

 

09-14 Thursday: Toulmin method & Judge Judy

 

09-15 Friday: Chain debate: concussions. Students will take notes, offer rebuttals, and flip sides in the argument when the whistle blows.

 

Week 2: Sept. 4-8

Class: English 10 College Prep

Per 2,7, Room 239 

 09-04 Monday: No School—Enjoy your weekend!

09-05 Tuesday: Notes on the characteristics of Origin Myths; interpretation project.

Homework: study for a quiz on phobia and Phil

09-06 Wednesday:  Quiz: Greek roots Phobia and Phil. Interpretation project in class.

09-07 Thursday: Reading in class: Origin myths on p. 308-319of the Holt Textbook. Questions 1-9 on p. 320.

09-08  Friday: Review of yesterday’s assignment. Vocabulary exercises: sentences for Mis & Dys. Homework: Quiz on Mis & Dys Monday.

Class: English 10 Accelerated

 Per 5, Room 239

 09-04 Monday: No School—Enjoy your weekend!

09-05 Tuesday: Review of the origin myth assignment from the textbook. A brief lecture and a few notes on origin myths in general. Review of origin myths at Bigmyth.com. Homework: Read the origin myth you have been assigned, and then draw a chart and write a summary paragraph explaining which characteristics your myth fulfills, and which it does not. Is your myth a strong origin myth? Defend your response.

09-06 Wednesday: Large group discussion of various origin myths from BigMyth.com. Homework: Complete Sections 4.1-4.4 in the Green vocabulary book.

09-07 Thursday: Use 25 of your new vocabulary terms in sentences of your own construction. Read the prologue and Chapter 1 of The Epic of Gilgamesh in your black bound textbook, but also read chapter 1 from the white, paper booklet—a very different translation. Write a paragraph explaining which translation technique you prefer and why you prefer it.

 09-08 Friday: Vocabulary review. Gilgamesh (Film) (notes in worksheet form) Homework: Read Chapters 2-3 in Gilgamesh (--p. 96.) Also, there will be a brief quiz Monday on the new vocab. terms.

 

 

 

Class: English 12 Practical

Per 3, Room 239

09-04 Monday: No School—enjoy your weekend!

09-05 Tuesday: Large group discussion & quizlet review—Anglo Saxon words & Characters from Beowulf.. Homework: Quiz tomorrow on Anglo Saxon words and characters from Beowulf.

09-06 WednesdayQuiz tomorrow on Anglo Saxon words and characters from Beowulf. Notes on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon literary devices

09-07 Thursday: Reading “The Seafarer” in Class—p. 13-16 in our Black Prentice Hall textbook. Answer questions at the end of the story

09-08 Friday: Notes on Beowulf. Quiz Tuesday on introductory notes and vocabulary terms for Beowulf.

Class: Argument  & Performance

  Per 8, Room 239

Monday:

 09-04 Monday: No School—Enjoy your weekend!

09-05 Tuesday: Chain debate: Crushed ice vs. Cubed ice; Dogs vs. Cats. In-calss discussion: Notetaking, arguments & rebuttals, research. Homework: Chapter 1 of Omnivore’s Dilemma

09-06 Wednesday: Watching Food, Inc. and answering questions as we progress. Homework: Chapter21 of Omnivore’s Dilemma

09-07 Thursday: Watching Food, Inc. and answering questions as we progress. 

09-08 Friday: Chain debate: animal rights

 

 

 

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