• Week in Preview 11/11 - 11/15

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 11/11/2019

    Monday 11/11 - No School 

    Tuesday 11/12

    In Class: 

    • Read and analyze "Ithaka" 
    • Assign Feather Circle narrative - Due 11/26

    Homework: 

    • Read "Twenty Years Gone..." 
      • 3-2-2 Annotations due Friday

    Wednesday 11/13

    In Class: 

    • Read "The Return" 
    • Complete comprehension and analysis activities 

    Homework: 

    • Read "Twenty Years Gone..." 
      • 3-2-2 Annotations due Friday

    Friday 11/15

    In Class: 

    • Reading quiz: "Twenty Years Gone..." 
    • Discuss "Twenty Years Gone..." 

    Homework: 

    • Read "Argus" 
      • Complete 3-2-2 Annotations - due Monday
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  • Week in Preview 11/4 - 11/8

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 11/3/2019

    Monday 11/4 

    In Class: 

    • Compare "The Necklace" and The Odyssey 
      • Characters
      • Symbols

    Homework: 

    • Read "Scylla and Charybdis"
      • 3-2-2 Annotations - Tuesday

    Tuesday 11/5

    In Class: 

    Homework: 

    • Read "Cattle of the Sun God" 
    • 3-2-2 Annotations 

    Wednesday 11/6

    In Class: 

    • Discuss "Cattle of the Sun God" 
    • Review The Odyssey Part 1 
    • The Odyssey Part 1 Test - Written response 

    Friday 11/8

    In Class: 

    • The Odyssey Part 1 Test

    Homework: None

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  • Week in Preview 10/28 - 11/1

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/27/2019

    Monday 10/28

    In Class: 

    • 'The Cyclops" Part II Worksheet 

    Homework: 

    • Complete "The Cyclops" Worksheets 1 & 2 - Due tomorrow 

    Tuesday 10/29

    In Class:

    • Grammar 
    • Archetype Exploration
      • Epic hero - strengths & flaws 
      • Villians and Monsters - What's the difference? 

    Homework:

    • Read "The Land of the Dead" 
    • 3 -2-2 Annotations 

    Wednesday 10/30

    In Class: 

    • Discussion activity: "The Land of the Dead" 
      • Comprehension & Analysis 
    • Written response 

    Homework: 

    • Read "The Sirens" 
    • 3-2-2 Annotations 

     

    Friday 11/1

    In Class: 

    • Grammar 
    • "The Sirens" Reading Quiz
    • Read "The Necklace" 
      • Answer Questions

    Homework: 

    • Finish "The Necklace" Questions - Monday
    • Read "Scylla and Charybdis" 
      • 3-2-2 Annotations  - Tuesday

     

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  • Week in Preview 10/21 - 10/25

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/20/2019

    Monday 10/21

    In Class: 

    • Monomyth Activity 
    • "Tell the Story" - Comprehension strategies 

    Homework: 

    • Read & annotate "Calypso, The Sweet Nymph" 
      • Annotate for comprehension and write a summary of the passage 

    Tuesday 10/22

    In Class: 

    • Quiz: Prepositions 
    • Discuss "Calypso" 

    Homework:

    Wednesday 10/23

    In Class: 

    • Grammar: Prepositional phrases, subjects, and verbs
    • Quiz: "Calypso" -> "The Lotus Eaters"
    • Comprehension strategy check 
    • Hospitatliy, Flashback, Symbolism 

    Homework:

    • Read "The Cyclops" Lines 109 - 316
    • Annotate: 3 Summary points, 2 quotes, 2 questions 

    Friday 10/25

    In Class: 

    • Grammar
    • Archetypes
    • Discuss "The Cyclops" Part 1
    • Homeric Simile practice 

    Homework: 

    • Read "The Cyclops" Lines 317 - 525
    • Annotate: 3 Summary points, 2 quotes, 2 questions 
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  • Week in Preview 10/14 - 10/18

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/14/2019

    Monday 10/14 - No School

    Tuesday 10/15

    In Class: 

    • Welcome Back
    • Essay Revision assignment overview (optional assignment) 
    • Prior Knowledge activity - Ancient Greece 

    Homework: 

    • Read assigned section of background information for The Odyssey - Due Thursday
      • Annotate/Take notes on important details 
    • Memorize 53 prepositions - Quiz next Tuesday

    Wednesday 10/16 - PSAT 

    Thursday 10/17

    In Class: 

    • Jigsaw Activity - Background for The Odyssey 
    • Quiz on background information 

    Homework: 

    • Read and annotate the text, "The Stages of Joseph Cambell's Monomyth" - Due Monday
    • Memorize 53 prepositions - Quiz next Tuesday
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  • Week in Preview 9/23 - 9/27

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/22/2019

    Monday 9/23

    In Class: 

    • Review for Unit Test

    Homework: Review for Unit Test

    Tuesdat 9/24

    In Class: 

    • Civil Rights Literature - Unit Test

    Homework: None

    Wednesday 9/25

    In Class: 

    • Novel Project - Due Friday at the end of the hour

    Friday 9/27

    • Novel Project - Due Friday at the end of the hour
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  • Week in Preview 9/16 - 9/20

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/15/2019

    Monday 9/16

    In Class: 

    Homework: Work on the essay

    Tuesday 9/17

    In Class: 

    • TKAM Essay Work Time

    Homework: Work on the essay

    Wednesday 9/18

    In Class: 

    • TKAM Essay Work Time

    Homework: Work on the essay

    Friday 9/20

    In Class: 

    • TKAM Essay Work Time

    Homework: Work on the essay - Due Class Time on Monday - Hardcopy & turnitin.com

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  • Week in Preview 9/9 - 9/13

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/8/2019

    Monday 9/9

    In Class: 

    • Character analysis 

    Homework: 

    • Read and anntoate TKAM Ch. 26 & 27 - Tues. 
    • Practice Feather Circle narrative - Wed.

    Tuesday 9/10

    In Class: 

    • Discuss Ch. 26 & 27 

    Homework: 

    • Read & annotate TKAM Ch. 28 & 29 - Wed.
    • Practice Feather Circle narrative - Wed.

    Wednesday 9/11

    In Class:

    • Feather Circle 
    • Discuss Ch. 28 & 29 

    Homework: 

    • Read and annotate Ch. 30 & 31

    Friday 9/13

    In Class: 

    • TKAM Theme Discussion 

    Homework: None

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  • Week in Preview 9/2 - 9/6

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/1/2019

    Monday 9/2 - No School - Labor Day 

    Tuesday 9/3 

    In Class: 

    • Watch: "When Words Meant Everything" 
    • Read: "For My People"
      • Write a personal response 
      • Close read: patterns of langauge 

    Homework: 

    • Read and annotate TKAM Ch. 20 & 21 - Wed.

    Wednesday 9/4 

    In Class: 

    • Discuss TKAM - The end of the trial 
      • Quote analysis 
    • Read: "Incident"
      • Analyze craft and structure
    • Discuss next week's Feather Circle 
      • Choose your favorite narrative and revise one more time 

    Homework: 

    • Read Ch. 22 & 23
    • Revise chosen narrative - due Wed.

    Friday 9/6

    In Class: 

    • Quote analysis 
    • Discuss examples 

    Homework: 

    • Read TKAM Ch. 24 & 25
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  • Week in Preview 8/26 - 8/30

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 8/25/2019

    Monday 8/26

    In Class: 

    • Discuss Ch. 12 - 15 
    • Small groups with share out 

    Homework: 

    • Read TKAM Ch. 16 & 17 - Tues. 
    • Speaking Up narrative - RD - Wed. 

    Tuesday 8/27

    In Class: 

    • Discuss Ch. 16 & 17 - Trial Evidence 

    Homework: 

    • Speaking Up narrative - RD - Wed. 

    Wednesday 8/28

    In class: 

    • Read "The Flowers" 
      • Annotate for imagery, symbolism, and theme 
      • Discuss
    • Narrative Peer Feedback - Pacing 

    Homework: 

    • Read TKAM Ch. 18 & 19 
    • Revise Speaking Up narrative - due next block day

    Friday 8/30

    In Class: 

    • Discuss Ch. 18 & 19
    • Predict the outcome of the trial 
      • Based on the evidence 
      • Based on the time period 

    Homework: None - Black Out Weekend! 

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