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     Notes for "The Masque of the Red Death" HERE

     

     

     

    2nd Quarter 2018

     

    Weekly Calendar - November 12-16

    Weekly Calendar october 29-November 2 

     

    "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier    "The Birds" Audio Part 1 (through page 17)  "The Birds audio Part 2 - pg 17-end

    Week of October 17-19, 2018

     

     

     

    Unless otherwise stated, all assignments are due the day after they have been assigned!

    **LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED THE LAST WEEK OF THE QUARTER. ALL LATE/MISSING WORK NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST BY 3PM. 

    Week 9, September 17-21, 2018

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    Goal: 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. (11-12.RI.1)

    Scale

                  4- I can analyze the text foor what it says. In addition, I can provide relelvant textual evidence to support inferences about the text. 

                  3 – I can analyze the text foor what it says. In addition, I can provide textual evidence to support inferences about the text. 

                  2 - I can can identify the main ideas of the text and provide opinions about the ideas, but no specific text references. 

                  1 - I can provide an vague opinion on the text, but not the main idea and no specific, concrete details. 

    1. Warm-Up: When is the best time to take action? Is it best to jump in and then work out the details later or to for a plan  and follow it step by step.
    2. Review rhetorical appeals
      1. Logical appeals – observable evidence, reasoned thinking
      2. Emotional appeals – personal feelings, beliefs, values
    3. Review rhetorical strategies 
    4. Short background video on Thomas Paine's The Crisis No. 1 Paine Video
    5. Read “The Crisis” and “Common Sense”. Questions. Text - Common Sense and The Crisis
    6. Classwork for – Thomas Paine Questions
    7. Ticket out the door - Rate yourself on your ability to analyze the text based on how well you answered the questions. 
    8. Homework – Rough draft of narrative for BGB - due

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Goal: To identify areas of weakness in writing and to use a specific revision strategy to improve writing. (W.5) Scale:

                  4 – I can identify areas of my essay that need to be revised and I can choose an effective revision and I can assist others in identifying revision ideas.

    3 – I can I can identify areas of my essay that need to be revised and I can choose an effective revision

    2 – I can identify areas of my essay that need to be revised, but I am unable to formulate ideas for changes on my own.

    1 – I need help identifying areas for revision

    1. Review w/ ARMS strategy.
    2. Homework – Final draft. Typed and to Turnitin.com. Friday for 5 ec. Monday for real. But not late work.

     

    Wednesday/Thursday September 19/20, 2018

    Goal: Evaluate the works of Thomas Paine: Working collaboratively, students will write an analysis of Paine’s work based on the topic of the question. SC:

    4 – I can with my group, collaborate to analyze the text to write a rhetorical analysis on our given topic using specific text evidence. Our summary includes a clear, controlling idea/thesis, and at least 3 pieces of text evidence to support our claim. Our summary sophisticated explanations of evidence.

    3 – I can with my group, collaborate to analyze the text to write a rhetorical analysis on our given topic using specific text evidence. Our summary includes a clear, controlling idea/thesis, and at least 2 pieces of text evidence to support our claim. Our summary reasoned explanations of evidence.

    2 - I can with my group, collaborate to analyze the text to write a rhetorical analysis on our given topic using specific text evidence. Our summary includes a clear, controlling idea/thesis, and 1 piece of text evidence to support our claim. Our summary basic explanations of evidence.

    1 – I can with my group, collaborate to analyze the text and write a brief summary of the text. Our summary is superficial and doesn’t really focus on the specific topic assigned. Text evidence is vague and doesn’t really support our summary.

    1. Review different aspects of rhetorical analysis. Purpose, Audience, Subject, Tone, Author’s Bias, Structure and Organization and Style.
    2. Divide students up into groups and set task.
    3. Jigsaw again to have 1 of each in a group and review.

     

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Assessment – The Crisis and Common Sense.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Week 8, September 10- 14, 2018

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    To Turn In – Questions for “The Pedestrian”

    Check questions

    Writer’s Notebook – Write about your Basha Gives Back project. What do you remember about the project? What is the problem? How are you connected to the issue?

    BGB Research Paper – Narrative Introduction: Part 1

     Tuesday, September 11, 2018

              To Turn In: Nothing

               Continue working on Basha Gives Back Narrative - Overview of BGB Essay

              

              

    Wednesday/Thursday, September 12-13, 2018 (Block Days)

                To Turn In: Nothing

                Diction Practice

                Read the handout "Issues for Crticial THinking and Debate." There are 2 essays that look at the subject of homelessness. One is more argumentative and the other is more of a

                        personal experience with a homeless mother. Read carefully, annotate and answer the starred questions on the paper. (Handout in class)

                Work on your narrative for your Basha Gives back essay. Rememebr, it should connect your problem to a specific example/anecdote on a personal (or creature) level. Use descriptive 

                       language, as well as narrative elements (chronological order, characterization, action, conflict, dialgod, setting, etc.). 

    Friday, September 14, 2018

                Continue Basha Gives Back work - Rough draft of narrative due on Tuesday!

    Week 7

    Tuesday - Thursday, September  4-6, 2018

    *Make up work, revising work

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Writer's Notebook - Free choice Friday, BUT write every sentence of the entry using only 5 words per sentence. 

    Class - Read the story "The Pedestrian," by Ray Bradbury (Found in the online version of the textbook @ Pearson Online Textbook (or download the story HERE) and answer the questions. Pedestrian Questions -DUE MONDAY! 

     

     

     

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Due – nothing

    Writer’s Notebook

    OPTIC strategy analysis for visual propaganda (“Liking isn’t helping” practice) 

    Online Access Codes

    HW:None. 

     

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

              Due: OPTIC analysis

               Writer’s notebook

                Discuss OPTICS and persuasion

                Rhetorical Precis

    OPTIC analysis for visual propaganda OPTIC Worksheet

    Homework: Rhetorical precis of one of the Revolutionary propaganda posters

              

    Wednesday/Thursday, August 29/30, 2018 (Block Days)

                Due – Rhetorical Precis

                ACT Practice

                Junior Units

               

    Friday, August 31, 2018

                Due – nothing

                Personal freedom and the future

                “The Pedestrian,” by Ray Bradbury

                Discuss

                Homework: None

     

     

    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Due – Nothing

    Writer’s Notebook – Finish the sentence “I love the sound of ______________.” Write about why that is something you love to hear.

    Online access codes

    Vocabulary work

    “Speech and the Virginia Convention” (9:30)

    Homework: Draft of Personal Declaration

     

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

              Due: Drafty draft/Rough draft of “My Own Declaration”

     

                Homework: Final draft of My Own Declaration

               Test corrections on 'Declaration of Independence" quiz - must provide new correct answer AND an explanation of why it is correct. Correct answers with both parts will earn 1/2 point

                           back on the original score. 

              Homework - Vocabulary for "Speech in the Convention" 

     

    Wednesday/Thursday, August 22/23, 2018 (Block Days)

                Due – Vocabulary for "Speech in the Convention" 

                Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter C. Choose 1 and write about it.

                Expectations of correspondence 

                Notes on Voice - Notes

                Peer feedback on Personal Declaration

              Homework - final draft of Personal Declaration due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 pm, Friday night

                       **Vocabulary for "Speech in the Convention"  Look up the following words: sect, infallibility, sentiment, despotism, inevitably, confounded, constituent, 

                          partisan, salutary, unanimity, procure, integrity, posterity, endeavor. 

                     **Questions for Speech in the Convention

               

    Friday, August 24, 2018

                Due –Vocabulary for "Speech in the Convention" 

                Assembly

                Evaluate effectiveness of Franklin's "Speech" 

                Homework: Final draft of Personal Declaration due tonight!

     Week 4, August 13-17, 2018

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Due – Self-Reflection online.

    Notes on Historical Perspectives

    Writer’s notebook:  Top 10 favorite conversation topics. Choose 1 and write a dialog between  you and one other person about the topic.

     “Declaration of Independence” Audio of Declaration

    Homework: Annotate “The Declaration of Independence.” Choose 1 aspect of the Declaration that is still relevant to America today. Be specific  about how it is relevant, using accurate examples and explaining your reasoning.

    **Picture day is tomorrow! Don’t forget to sign up for Turnitin.com.

     

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

     Due: Annotations and relevant connection paragraph.    

     Writer’s Notebook: Your spark word for today is “Make a playlist of songs for a particular situation (getting ready to play a sport, before a big test, perfect

     day at the beach, when you are feeling blue, etc.) Explain the purpose of  the playlist and then list the songs and artists.

     Picture Day

    DIDLS Notes on Diction, Imagery, Detail, Syntax, Tone

    Homework: Practice identifying the DIDLS elements in the Declaration of Independence. Practice Text Examination DIDLS Handout

              

    Wednesday, August 15/16, 2018 (Block Days)

    Due – nothing

    Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter B. Choose 1 and write about it.

                Stations

    1. Vocabulary               3. Analyze the text
    2. Discussion               4. Writing your own Declaration

    Whole group check in

    Homework: Write your own “Declaration of Independence. Must be submitted to Turninitn.com no later than midnight, Wednesday, August 22nd.

                 

    Friday, August 17, 2018

     Due – nothing

     Writer’s notebook – Your choice. Write about whatever is on your mind, or if you need some  inspiration, use the spark word – “escape.”

      Review “The Declaration of Independence”

      Assessment of content

      Homework: Write your own Declaration of Independence - Due to Turnitin.com Wednesday!

     

     

     

     

    Week 3, August 6 - 10, 2018

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Due – Nothing

    Writer’s notebook: Your spark word for today is “freedom.” Make the metaphor and fill

    in the rest – Freedom is like ________________ because _______________.

    Write about why this is so. Be sure to use good details in your explanation.

                Unit 1 Essential Question – What is the meaning of freedom?

                 Class Notes

                Define – Freedom

                Watch Intro Video “Boston Tea Party”

                  In what ways is the concept of “no taxation without representation” central to America’s identity as a nation?

                Homework: Read and annotate “Totally Free”. Be sure to include your SOAPSTone identification.        

     Tuesday, August 7, 2018

              Due: Annotations on “Totally Free.”

               Writer’s Notebook: Your spark word for today is “isolation.”

               Group review "Totally Free"

               Discuss “Totally Free” (handout in class)

               Historical Perspectives – review and take notes Notes SetUp

               Historical Text page 12Historical Text page 13Historical Text page 14

    Wednesday, August 8/9, 2018 (Block Days)

                Due – Annotations

                Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter A. Choose 1 and write about it.

                Computer access set up

                            CUSD email

                            Turnitin.com accounts

                ACT Anchor Essays, continue evaluation on self-reflection

                ACT Essay Self Reflection  or Link through this QR code: 

     

    ACT Evaluation

     

    Friday, August 10, 2018

           

           ACT Anchor Essays, continue evaluation on self-reflection

                ACT Essay Self Reflection  or Link through this QR code: 

     

    ACT Evaluation

     Finish "Historical Perspectives" notes. 

     

     

    July 23 - 27

    July 23 - 

        * Welcome PPT/class overviewWelcome

        * Junior English Syllabus

    July 24

       * Get to know you

       * Creating class community

       * Homework DUE WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018

             1. Respond to statements on "Get to Know You."

            2.  Choose one of the items on the survey and in as much details as possible, write to me about why that is your preference. Be sure to use good                            details and examples. This is not just a one sentence statement. Write a paragraph (at least). 

    July 25

       * ACT pre-test

    July 26

       * Technology set-up

          - email, turnitin.com, remind

       * Begin writing pretest

    July 27

       * ACT Pretest

     

    WEEK OF JULY 30 - AUGUST 3, 2018

    Monday, July 30 - Writer's Notebook: Top 10 people you would trade places with. 

                              In class: Finish ACT Reading Diagnostic, evaluate, set goals

    Tuesday, July 31 - Writer's Notebook: 10 concerns about the future

                              In class: PPT on SOAPStone - NOTES

                                         Both classses - read and annotate "Simplicity" by William Zinnser and discuss with class. 

                                         Annotation Notes

                                         Class Annotation Notes - Annotation 1 , Annotation 2

                                          5th hour - finish diagnostic, evaluate set goals. 

    Wednesday, August 1 - Writer's Notebook: 10 things you are currently sick of

                                      Finish reading prep work on "Simplicity"

                                      Discuss "Simplcity" Classwork

                                      HW: Make sure all questions are answered and do your "SOAPSTone" on the back. Due tomorrow for a grade!

    Thursday, August 2 - Writer's Notebook: 10 adjectives to describe self

                                   ACT Time Writing

    Friday, August 3 - Writer's Notebook: Your choice

                               In Class: Review ACT rubric and sample essays. Evaluate own essay. 

     

    Monday, August 6

                           In class: Begin explore the concept of freedom and our essential question for Unit 1 - "What is the meaning of freedom?"

                                             Read "Totally Free?", summarize and discuss follow-up questions. 

    ***BLOCK SCHEDULE BEGINS NEXT WEEK!

    Week 3, August 6 - 10, 2018

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Due – Nothing

    Writer’s notebook: Your spark word for today is “freedom.” Make the metaphor and fill

    in the rest – Freedom is like ________________ because _______________.

    Write about why this is so. Be sure to use good details in your explanation.

                Unit 1 Essential Question – What is the meaning of freedom?

                Define – Freedom

                Watch Intro Video “Boston Tea Party”

                  In what ways is the concept of “no taxation without representation” central to America’s identity as a nation?

                Homework: Read and annotate “Totally Free”. Be sure to include your SOAPSTone identification.        

     

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

              Due: Annotations on “Totally Free.”

               Writer’s Notebook: Your spark word for today is “isolation.”

               Discuss “Totally Free”

               Review academic vocabulary: argument, pg. 5

               Historical Perspectives – review and take notes

              

     

    Wednesday, August 8/9, 2018 (Block Days)

                Due – Annotations

                Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter A. Choose 1 and write about it.

                Computer access set up

                            CUSD email

                            Turnitin.com accounts

                ACT Anchor Essays, continue evaluation on self-reflection

    Friday, August 10, 2018

                Due – Self-Evaluation

                Writer’s notebook – Your choice. Write about whatever is on your mind, or if you need some  inspiration, use the spark word – “sunset.”

                First read “The Declaration of Independence”

                Homework: First read graphic organizer