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