• Students are expected to read an independent reading book for 20 minutes per night. 

    **Membean vocabulary practice = 15 minutes 3x a week = 45 minutes. Monday - Sunday night. 

    All assignments are posted in Google classroom (if directed). To access Google Classroom, students must log into Google using their s+student id#@gse.cusd80.com 


    Week 8, February 24 - 28, 2020 

    Monday, February 24, 2020: Due: Soliloquy slides. Begin reading Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020: Finish reading R & J Act 2. HW: Questions and scene summaries (assignment in Google class). Due Block day. 

    Wednesday/Thursday, February 26/27, 2020: Due: Act 2 questions. Present soliloquy slides. Short quiz on Act 2. Begin Act 3

    Friday, February 28, 2020: Act 3, Romeo and Juliet


    Week 7, February 17 - 21, 2020 

    Monday, February 17, 2020: No School

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020: Final draft polishing in class - MLA format. Time in class to upload paper to TURNITIN. COM. Papers due to turnitin.com by 11:59pm TONIGHT for full credit. If papers are late to turnitin, it will be a 10% reduction of the final grade and rewrites will not be allowed. We have spent the last 6 weeks working on this essay and students have had at least 10 class days for research, drafting, peer feedback, and polishing. 

    Wednesday/Thursday, February 19/20, 2020: Turn in printed copy of research essay. Romeo and Juliet Act 1 review (assignment in google class). Discuss Act 1. Quiz on Act 1. 

    Friday, February 21, 2020: Turn in Act 1 review. Begin Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet. 

    Week 6, February 10 - 14, 2020 

    Monday, February 10, 2020: Warm-Up: Romeo and Juliet Anticipation Guide. Notes on Elizabethan Times, Theater, and Shakespeare's Tragedies. HW: Prologue Rewrite and Tableaux (due on Block Day). ROUGH DRAFTS FOR RESEARCH ESSAYS DUE TOMORROW. LATE WORK WILL BE PENALIZED AND IF YOU HAVE NO ROUGH DRAFT, YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN PEER REVIEW. 

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020: Due: Rough Draft of Research Essay. Peer review day in class. HW: Prologue rewrite/tableaux; work on final draft for research essay. DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th - hard copy in class, turnitin.com by midnight, February 18. 

    Wednesday/Thursday, February 12-13, 2020: Discuss Romeo and Juliet anticipation guide/prologue & tableaux presentation. Begin reading Act 1 and working on scene summaries. 

    Friday, February 14, 2020: Finish Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet. Homework: Final draft of research essay. Printed copy due in class on Tuesday, February 18. 


    Week 5, February 3-7, 2020


    Week 4: January 27-31, 2020

    **Membean vocabulary practice = 10 minutes 3x a week = 30 minutes. Monday - Sunday night. 

    Monday, January 27, 2020 - Review poetry vocabulary. Turn in Basha Gives Back parent letter summary. Review "Sonnet 73". Self-Assessment. 

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Documenting sources worksheet (in Google classroom). 

    Wednesday/Thursday, January 29-30, 2020 - Research day: taking notes. Information is in Google class. HW: Take notes for research - due Monday. Study for poetry terms quiz on Friday. 

    Friday, January 31, 2020 - Poetry terms quiz. Homework: read the article "The Lure of Shakespeare," and answer the questions. Due Monday along with research notes. 


    Week of January 6-10, 2020

    **Membean vocabulary practice = 10 minutes 3x a week = 30 minutes. Monday - Sunday night. 

    Monday, January 6, 2020 - No school

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - Welcome back! Warm Up: Active vs. Passive Voice (handout); Poetry Pre-assessment (in class)

    Wednesday/Thursday, January 8/9, 2020 - Warm-up: Verb Tenses; Membean Individualized vocabulary set up and practice. Begin Basha Gives Back. 

    Friday, January 10, 2020 - Warm-Up: Fragments and run-ons (handout). Turn in Warm-ups. Review Poetry pre-assessment. Assignment: Poetry Vocabulary - due Monday!






    All missing work for 2nd quarter is due by 3:00pm on December 6th. There will be no exceptions. Work will not be accepted after December 6th.

    Week 8: December 2-6, 2019

    Monday, December 2, 2019 - Participle practice. Prep for Socratic Discussion on "Letter from Birmingham Jail." 

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Participle practice. Begin Socratic Discussion. 

    Block Days, December 4/5 - Quote Integration practice. Finish socratic discussion. Begin working on semester writing final. 

    Friday, December 6 - Work on semester writing final. Printed draft due on Monday, December 9th for peer review. 



    Week 7: November 25-26, 2019

    Monday, November 25, 2019: Read "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and answer questions

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Discuss "Letter for Birmingham Jail" 

    Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29, 2019: No school. Thanksgiving break. 

    Week 6- November 18 - November 22, 2019

    Monday, November 18 - Warm-Up (Southern Ladies and Gentlemen). Calendar revision. Homework: Read To Kill a Mockingbird, chapters 15-21 by Friday. 

    Tuesday, November 19 -  Warm-Up. Finish Heinz's Dilemma. 

    Block, Wednesday/Thursday, November 20/21 - Root Words. Basha Gives Back Foundations and research.  

    Friday, November 22 - Warm-Up. Quiz on To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapters 15-21. 

    Week 5 - November 11 - November 15, 2019

    Monday, November 11 - No school. Veran's Day. 

    Tuesday, November 12-  Warm-Up (Code Switching) - Annotate and text-dependent questions. Discuss 12-14. Quiz. 

    Block, Wednesday/Thursday, November 13/14 -  Warm up - Short answers on Code Switching. Small group discussion on "Code Switching". Close read "Calpurnia and Scout." Complete all the questions using the RACE Response format. 

    Friday, November 15 -  Read Chapters 15-17. Work on marking passages.  

    Week 4 - November 4 - November 8, 2019

    Monday, November 4 - Warm-Up (Handout 1, Handout 2); Universe of Obligation Definitions. Quiz tomorrow. 

    Tuesday, November 5- Warm-Up (Claim, Evidence, Warrant on "Being Well Born"). Take Home Quiz on Chapters 9-11 To Kill a Mockingbird. This quiz will not be accepted late. 

    Block, Wednesday/Thursday, November 6/7 - Warm-Up  Root word of the week. Read Chapters 12-14.  Work day - get caught up with all things English. 

    Friday, November 1 - Warm-Up (Personal Reaction to "Being Well Born"). Argument practice - warrants. Heinz's Dilemma. 

    Week 3 - October 28 - November 1, 2019

    Monday, October 28 - Warm-Up (Handout 1, Handout 2). Review To Kill a Mockingbird 1-4. Homework - Read Chapters 5-8. Quiz tomorrow.  

    Tuesday, October 29 - Warm-Up (Venn Diagram). Quiz on Chapters 5-8 To Kill a Mockingbird. Homework: Read Chapter 7-9 To Kill a Mockingbird

    Block, Wednesday/Thursday, October 30/31 - Warm-Up  Root word of the week. Argument writing practice. Notes.  Data Sheet. Paragraph frame. Assignment: Write the paragraph. 

    Friday, November 1 - Warm-Up (watch the video and write a summary) . Read Chapters 7-9 To Kill a Mockingbird.  



    2nd Quarter, 2019

    Week 2 - October 21- 25, 2019

    Monday, October 21 - Annotation notes. Warm up - Annotate "A Rainbow Creation."  DUE - Research. Discuss. Studey guide questions for TKAM. 

    Tuesday, October 22 - Warm-Up. Check out books. Read Chapters 1-4. 

    Block, Wednesday/Thursday, October 23/24 - Warm-Up - Root word "Mono" Argument Notes.  Arugment practice: HOMEWORK - Argument paragraph (In Google Class). Read. 

    Friday, October 25 - Warm-Up. Quiz on pgs.1-4 Root word of the week. Homework - Read chapters 5-8. 


    Week 1 - October 15-18, 2019

    Tuesday, October 15: Warm Up review and MUG Shot, Notes about Identity; Homework Due Wednesday 10/16 - Identity Chart and Poem. Chart DirectionsPoem (Directions for poem on handout from class). Bring IDs tomorrow. 

    Wednesday, October 16: Due: Identity Chart and Poem. Warm-Up: Sentence Combining. Discuss Identity. Create class rules about discussing novel. Review quote project (this is the major project for the quarter!). 

    Thursday, Octboer 17: Quill Diagnostic (https://www.quill.org/) - use your school Google account, To Kill a Mockingbird  Background Research, due Monday 10/21

    Friday. October 18: Warm-Up: Basha Gives Back. In class - National Day on Writing options. Homework: To Kill a Mockingbird Pre-reading research questions due on Monday. 

    *The last day to turn in late work for the quarter is on Friday, September 13th. Late work will not be accepted for the rest of the quarter after the 13th unless a student is absent the day something is due. The assignment will then be due the day they return.  

    SEPTEMBER 23-27, 2019

    September 23 - Due - Nothing. Finish targeted essay review. Homework: Prepare for Odyssey comparison essay. Begin studying for Odyssey final. 

    September 24 - Outline/Draft essay. 

    September25/26 - Write essay. Review for Odyssey final.  

    September 27 - Odyssey Final  


    September 16 - 20, 2019

    September 16 - Check running notes for The Odyssey, "Land of the Dead" and "The Sirens." Root word review. Read "Scylla and Charybdis" and "The Cattle of the Sun God. Homework: Finish running notes - due Tuesday. 

    September 17 - Short quiz on Sirens, Scylla & Charybdis, and The Cattle of the Sun God. Notes on the Epic Hero. Continue reading The Odyssey.  

    September 18/29 - Finish The Odyssey. Begin review questions. Due Monday, 9/23. 

    September 20 - Roots quiz. Discuss Odyssey. Work on review.  


    September 9 - Due: Xenia Review. Discuss Xenia. Turnitin.com expectations. Due tomorrow to Google Classroom - Final Draft of personal narrative due tomorrow morning. Due to Turnitin.com by Tuesday morning, 7am other wise it will be considered late.  

    September 10 - Essay Self-Reflection. Continue with the Odyssey Books 10-12. 

    September 11/12 - Counseling units all class period. 

    September 13 - Library. 


    September 3 - September 6, 2019

    September 3 - Warm-up. Focus on "Good Beginnings". Homework: Xenia Review -Due next Monday, 9/9

    September 4/5 - Success criteria and the rubric. Peer review: Modeled practice. Small group collaboration on peer feedback. 

    September 6 - Warm-up. Turn in warm-ups from 8/26-9/6. Continue peer review. Homework: Xenia Review (complete in Google Classroom - no hard copies. 

                             ***Final drafts of personal narrative due on Tuesday 9/11. Late work will be penalized. See assignment overview for details. 

    August 26-August 30, 2019

    8/26 - Due: Questions on "The Chase". Discuss "The Chase". Notes on story arc/plot map and pacing. HW: Pace out & plot map for 'The Chase". HOMEWORK for FRIDAY - Read Book 9 of "The Odyssey" and write up a Chapter Summary on Book 9. 

    8/27 - Pacing and story prep. HW: Plot map and pacing for own story. Due on block day. 

    8/28-8/29 - Library. Type rough draft. Due Next Block Day. 

    8/30 - Due Book 9 chapter summary. Discuss Chapter 9. 



    August 5 - 9, 2019 **Block Week Begins

    8/5 - Video on The Odyssey. Homework - Read independent reading book for 20 minutes. 

    8/6 - Begin presentations. 

    8/7-8/8 - Root of the week (com/con). Finish presentations. Concepts in Greek mythology

    8/9 - Diction#2 warmup. Begin The Odyssey Books 1-4.  Building questions. 

    Week 2, July 29 - August 2, 2019

    7/29 - Warm-Ups - MUG #1. Online access (google classroom, turnitin.com, remind). Begin jigsaw of Trojan War. Materials are in google classroom. Group presentations on Thursday and Friday. In order. 

    7/30 - Warm-ups - sentence combining 1. Work on Trojan War presentations

    7/31 - Library orientation. Homework - Read

    8/1 - Warm-ups - top 10 songs free write. Finish diagnostic test. Read. 

    8/2 - Warm-ups - Read over notes on diction in google class. Diction 1 handout. Work on Trojan War presentations - due Monday. Rubric for presentations. 


    Week 1, July 23-26, 2019

    7/23 - Get to Know Me you in-class activity

    7/24 - Class expectations. Syllabus & National Board release info. Paperwork signed by 7/29 

    7/25 - Writing diagnostic (in-class)

    7/26 - Beginning of the Year Assessment (in-class)