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

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

    *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 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. 1 Page review of the end of the story. Due Monday, 9/23. 

    September 20 - Roots quiz. Work on 1 pgaer. 


    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)