• Tuesday, January 8th, 2018

    Warm-up: Welcome Back!

    Activities:

    • New Semester
    • Policies and Procedures Revisit
      • Cellphone Policy Revisited
    • New Seating Chart
    • Grammar
      • Muck up a sentence
      • Create a more clear and concise sentence
    • ACT English Overview and Format

    Homework: None 

    Wed./Thurs. Jan 9/10

    Warm-up: Review Timing Plans for ACT English

    Activities:

    • ACT Reading Overview and Format
      • Use the Cornell Notes techniques
    • Practice Reading and English 
      • Use the tips and timing plans

    Homework: None

    Fri. Jan. 11

    Warm-up: Review notes for ACT Reading

    Activities:

    Homework: Read an article in a quality periodical or newspaper that spans a broad range of genres and topics. Select an article from the following genres: Prose Fiction (short stories), Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities. Bring an article on Monday. Must be read and annotated.

    Mon. Jan. 14th

    Warm-up: Divide into groups to speak about articles

    Assignment due: Article read and annotated

    Activities:

    Homework: NoRedInk: Parallel Structure due Friday

    Tues. Jan. 15th

    Warm-up: 7-minutes NoRedInk: Parallel Structure

    Activities:

    • Notebook Response: Based on the Ralph Waldo Emerson biographical video, what is Transcendentalism? What is a philosophy?​
    • Students will silently read Nature. (page 205)
      • Students stop after each paragraph and summarize what you think Emerson is saying. ​
      • What is Emerson wrestling (struggling) with regards to the human soul, to the interaction between humans, and to persons' relationship with the divine (God)?​
      • Do you agree with his philosophy? Why or why not?​
    • Students will silently read Self Reliance.(page 207)
      • Students stop after each paragraph and summarize what you think Emerson is saying. ​
      • What is Emerson wrestling (struggling) with regards to the human soul, to the interaction between humans, and to persons' relationship with the divine (God)?​
      • Do you agree with his philosophy? Why or why not? ​
    • Students will discover the thread that links these two essays together. ​
      • What is the connection between the two writings? 

    Homework: NoRedInk: Parallel Structure due Friday

    Wed. and Thurs., Jan. 16/17th

    Warm-up: Grammar: The Elementary Rules of Composition

    Activities:

    • Discuss Notes from yesterday
    • Literature Analysis
      • Writing Prompt
      • Rubric 
      • Pre-writing
      • Brainstorming using lists
      • Find connections between the lists. 

    Homework: NoRedInk: Parallel Structure due Friday 

    Fri. Jan. 18th

    Warm-up: Grammar

    NoRedInk: Parallel Structure due at 2:30pm 

    Activities:

    • Continue Brainstorming or start 1st draft

    Homework: None