• Revised Schedule

    Week 4.8 - May 13-May 17, 2019

    5/13 - Quiz over Chapters 5 & 6 of Gatsby. Review. Homework: Read Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby. Softs skills write up due tomorrow. 

    5/14 - Soft Skills write up due. Quiz on Chapter 7. Review chapter 7 & discuss. Homework - Read Chapter 8 of Gatsby

    5/15-16 - Discuss Chapter 8. Work on thematic collages. Finish the book (Chapter 9)

    5/17 - All late work is due today by 3 pm! Review Gatsby

    May 2019 Calendar - Gatsby.Soft Skills.Collage.Finals

    4th Quarter 2019

    Week 4.5 - April 22-26, 2019

    4/22 - One more day of revision, looking at mechanics/grammar/usage and beginnings and endings Good Beginnings Happy Endings; FINAL DRAFT DUE TUESDAY, APRIL 23 IN CLASS! BY 11:59PM TO TURNITIN.COM

    4/23 - Essays due. Reflection. Gospel of Wealth

    4/24-25 - Introduce the American Dream. 

    4/26 - Gatsby background

     

    Week 4.4 - April 15-19, 2019

    4/15 - Peer review groups on essays

    4/16 - Peer review groups on essays

    4/17-18 - Discuss "Turkeys in the Kitchen". Blackout Poetry Ideas on Blackout Poetry. More ideas can be found in Google Classroom. 

    Week 4.3 - April 8-12, 2019

    4/8 - Discuss "Ice Girls" and "What I Want to Be". Collecting writing topics for essay. Notes from today

    4/9 - Drafting ideas; stucture

    4/10-4/11 - Drafting (typing)

    4/12 - Writing conferences; Read & annotate Joan Didion's "On Morality," and answer questions. 

    Week 4.2 - April 1-5, 2019

    4/1 - Writer's Notebook warm-up; Review ACT practice reading test. Homework: Read the essay "Pride" and annotate/answer questions. Due on block day. 

    4/2 - Work on "Pride" annotations

    4/3-4/4 - Basha Gives Back "soft skills" Volunteer Soft Skills Practice; Notes on Writer's Craft -  Notes; Discuss "Pride". Read and collaboratively annotate/discuss

    4/5 - "Ice Girls" and "What I Want to Be" - Sketch one of the essays - Directions;  Example 1Example 2Example 3

     

    4.1 - March 26-29, 2019

    3/26 - Classwork: ACT English Practice test (last one!!). Homework: Reread "Joyas Voladores" (https://theamericanscholar.org/joyas-volardores/#.XJqAM5hKhdg) and annotate for the following things: 1) surprising, vivid, interesting language, 2)  organization - what strategies does the writer use to tie the ideas together? Order? Transitions? Repeptition?  3) Sentence variations and effects, 4) comparisons/contrasts, 5) connection to the audience, 6) purpose and point of the essay

    3/27-28 - Review ACT English practitice test; discuss "Joyas Voladores" 

    3/29 - ACT Reading test; Homework - read and annotate "Pride," by Dagoberto Gilb

     3rd Quarter 2019

    Week of February 25 - March 1, 2019

    2/25 - Writer's Notebook, Topics about Crucible, Finish film. Discussion prep for Tuesday

    2/26 - ACT Prep,Socratic Discussion on The CruciblePride

    2/27-2/28 - ACT Prep

    3/1 - Crucible prep for final (on Monday)

     

    Week of February 18-22, 2019

    2/18 - No school

    2/19 - Due Vocab List A, Vocabulary Test, Watch Act 3 "The Crucible" and analyze film. 

    2/20-2/21 - ACT Academy, Writing ideas from "The Crucible"

    2/24 - Act 4 "The Crucible" 

     

    Week of February 11-15, 2019

    2/11 - ACT Vocabulary A, Google Classroom Log In, Act Academy Log In, NoRedInk Practice on Parallel Construction - NoRedInk Link 

    2/12 - Review Vocabulary, ACT English practice (in class only), Begin reading Act 3 of The Crucible

    2/13-2/14 - ACT Essay, Finish reading Act 3 of The Crucible, Discuss, Watch Act 3

    2/15 - Vocabulary Due, Vocabulary Test, Discuss Act 3 of the Crucble

    Week of February 4-8, 2019

    2/4 - Station Rotation on Act 1 (In class)

    2/5 - Finish Station Rotation (turn in response sheet)

    2/6-2/7 - Theme Notes, Read and Finish Act 2 of The Crucible

    2/8 - Reading Check on Act 2, Watch Act 2

    Week 3.3 January 22-25.2019

    Week 3.2 January 14-18.2019

    Week 3.1 January 7-11.2019

     

    2nd Quarter

    December 3-7.2018