Agenda

  • Tuesday 4/26  /  Wednesday 4/27
    1. TKAM Chapters 28-31
    2. Closing discussion questions



    Monday 4/25
    1. TKAM chapters 25-27 discussion
    HW: TKAM chapter 28 - 31




    Thursday 4/21  /  Friday 4/22

    1. TKAM chapters 22-24
    HW: TKAM chapters 25-27




    Tuesday 4/19  /  Wednesday 4/20
    1. TKAM discussion chapters  19-21
    HW: TKAM Chapters 22-24




    Monday 4/18
    1. TKAM discussion chapters 16-18
    HW: TKAM chapters 19-21





    Thursday 4/14  /  Friday 4/15
    1. TKAM discussion chapters 13-15
    2. Discussion questions
    3. TKAM movie clip
    HW: read chapters 16-18




    Tuesday 4/12  /  Wednesday 4/13
    1. TKAM notes 
    2. Discuss chapters 10-11
    3. Answer questions, read chapter 12, question
    HW: read chapters 13-14




    Monday 4/11

    1. TKAM discuss chapters 10-11
    HW: Read chapter 12




    Thursday 4/6  /  Friday  4/7

    1. TKAM notes and reading quiz
    2. Discuss chapter 8-9
    3. Answer questions on paper/handout/discuss
    HW: read chapters 10-11




    Tuesday 4/4  /  Wednesday 4/5

    1. TKAM reading notes and quiz
    2. Discuss chapters 4-5, questions on googleclassroom
    HW: read chapters 6-7




    Monday 4/3

    1. TKAM reading quiz/notes
    2. Discuss chapter 2-3, answer questions on googleclassroom
    HW: read chapters 4-5




    Thursday 3/31  /  Friday 4/1
    1. TKAM reading quiz
    2. Vocab list
    3. Discuss chapter 1
    4. Chapter 1 questions answer on googleclassroom
    HW: Read Chapter 2-3, p. 20-42 - for each page, write a 1 sentence summary of what you read on that page  
    Ex. The narrator's older brother Jem loves football and got injured around the time Dill came to visit (3).
    Ex. The narrator comes from a family that had owned slaves and her relative, Simon Finch, made money from cotton (4).




    Tuesday 3/28  /  Wednesday 3/29
    1. To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) Intro. notes
    2. Check out TKAM books from library
    HW: Read Chapter 1, p. 3-19 - for each page, write a 1 sentence summary of what you read on that page  

    Ex. The narrator's older brother Jem loves football and got injured around the time Dill came to visit (3).
    Ex. The narrator comes from a family that had owned slaves and her relative, Simon Finch, made money from cotton (4).



    Thursday 3/17  /  Friday 3/18
    1. Apollo 13 video analysis
    2. "Race to Save Apollo 13" evidence-based question on google classroom
    HW: outside reading and 1-pager (instructions attached below)




    Tuesday 3/15  /  Wednesday 3/16
    1. "Daisy" ad
    2. Analyze "Daisy" video
    3. Text-based questions
    4. Discussion questions
    5. Read "The Race to Save Apollo 13" text p. 114-126
    HW: finish "Race to Save Apollo..." in text




    Monday 3/14
    1. Read "The Lake" by Edgar Allan Poe
    2. Compare "The Pit and the Pendulum" with "The Lake" assignment instruction on googleclassroom, due today
    HW: Outside Reading, 1-pager due at end of grading period (instructions attached below)




    Thursday 3/10  /  Friday 3/11
    1. Finish essay and Interactive Reader on Poe



    Tuesday 3/8  Wednesday 3/9
    1. Edgar Allan Poe I.R., "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    2. Finish essay



    Monday 3/7
    1. Intro to "12 Angry Men" essay prompt
    HW: Start new outside reading for 1-pager (instructions attached at bottom)
    Finish essay




    Thursday 3/3  /  Friday 3/4
    1. Finish "12 Angry Men"
    2. Read "12 Angry Pigs" parody
    3. Begin essay on "12 Angry Men" - prompt and instruction on googleclassroom
    HW: work on essay



    Tuesday 3/1  /  Wednesday 3/2
    1. Read "12 Angry Men" Act III
    2. Find prejudice quotes, 2 from each act



    Monday 2/29
    1. Read "12 Angry Men" Act II



    Thursday 2/25  /  Friday 2/26
    1. Intro to "12 Angry Men"
    2. Read Act I



    Tuesday 2/23  /  Wednesday 2/24
    1. District QuickCheck on Chromebooks
    2. Social Issues Presentations



    Monday 2/22
    1. Finish Social Issues Research slide-show
    2. Edit Night writing assessment
    3. Present 1-Pager which is due today
    4. Social Issues Presentations



    Thursday 2/18  /  Friday 2/19
    1. Finish Research - Social Issues Slide Show and 3x5 index card speaking notes
    2. Present
    HW: 1-pager (info attached below) on outside reading due Monday****




    Tuesday 2/16  /  Wednesday 2/17
    1. Annotate and discuss "Malala" article
    2. Introduction to Research - Social Issues
    3. Finish research in class



    Thursday 2/11  / Friday 2/12
    1. Gallery Walk Images and Descriptions
    2. Type "Night" writing assessment (prompt attached below)
    HW: finish "Night" writing assessment



    Tuesday 2/9  /  Wednesday 2/10
    1. Socratic Seminar Discussion - Turn in questions and notes
    2. Article on Prosecuting Nazis



    Thursday 2/4  /  Friday 2/5
    1. Vocab. Quiz
    2. Finish "Night"
    3. Socratic Seminar Discussion Questions, overview and evidence finding
    4. Socratic Seminar Discussion prep/practice
    HW: Study Socratic Seminar Questions - Full Socratic Seminar next Tuesday/Wednesday




    Tuesday 2/2  /  Wednesday 2/3
    1. Read "Night"
    2. Ch. Summary Journals
    3. Vocab. Review Game
    HW: Study for "Night" Vocab. Quiz Thurs./Fri.




    Monday 2/1
    1. Read "Night"
    2. Summary Journals



    Thursday 1/28  /  Friday 1/29
    1. Review Questions - "Night"
    2. Read "Night" 
    3. Turn in Section 3 questions (handout below)
    4. Finish Chapter 4 Summary Journal (handout below)
    HW: Read textbook pages 854-859, quiz on Monday!




    Tuesday 1/26  /  Wednesday 1/27
    1. Warm-up "Night" Review Questions answer in Journal (Ch. 3 Questions 1-3 - attached "Night Journal Review Questions")
    2. Finish Reading Ch. 3
    3. Chapter 3 Summary (form attached "Night Chapter Summaries")
    4. Chapter 3 Questions (form attached "Night Section 3 Questions")
    5. Vocab Review
    HW: Study for Vocab Quiz Thurs/Fri


    Monday 1/25

    ****Reminder: 1-Pager Due Feb. 22 (copy of instructions attached at bottom of this page)
    1. Warm-up "Night" Review  Questions answer in Journal (Ch. 2 Questions 1-2 - attached)
    2. Notebook Check
    3. Read "Night" Ch. 3



    Thursday 1/22  /  Friday 1/22

    1. Quickwrite and ch. 1 review questions (journal)
    2. Chapter summary
    3. Read chapter 2 and do ch. 2 summary
    4. pages 3-28 review questions



    Tuesday 1/19/16  Wednesday 1/20/16

    1. Journal entries, review questions
    2. Read Night chapter 1
    3. Vocab. Review



    Thursday 1/14/16  /  Friday 1/15/16
    1. Journal entries
    2. Background notes on Night
    3. Suitcase assignment
    4. Vocab List
    5. Begin Night ch.1



    Tuesday 1/12/16  /  Wednesday 1/13/16

    1. Read "Farewell to Manzanar" textbook p. 864 - answer question 1-4, 6,7 and 10 on p. 877. Due Today!



    Monday 1/11/16

    1. Choose new outside reading book for 1-page, due at end of grading period (one page instruction below) 
    2. Intro/Anticipation guide for Night, class discussion




    Finals:

    Period 3 - Thursday
    Periods 5, 6 - Friday




    Monday 12/14  /  Tuesday 12/15
    1. Review for final: Define and give examples of the following terms:
    • Tone, Motivation, Surprise/Irony, Point of View, Author's Purpose



    Thursday 12/10  /  Friday 12/11
    1. Finish and Type Performance Task on Chromebooks
    ONE-PAGER DUE TUESDAY 12/15!!!




    Tuesday 12/8  /  Wednesday 12/9
    1. Performance Task Part 1: read over task
    2. Complete questions 1-3



    Monday 12/7
    1. Intro to Performance Task 
    2. "Tiny House" Discussion
    3. Article "Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness"
    4. Precis on article



    Thursday 12/3  /  Friday 12/4
    1. Quickwrite answer questions 1-3 from back of Frankenstein packet in preparation for discussion
    2. Socratic Seminar
    3. Frankenstein precis



    Tuesday 12/1  /  Wednesday 12/2
    1. Finish reading, annotating, and discussing Frankenstein excerpt
    2. Intro. to Socratic Seminar Discussion



    Monday 11/30
    1. Frankenstein clip
    2. Preview Questions from Frankenstein Excerpt
    3. Read excerpt from Frankenstein - identify examples of power and corruption



    Thursday 11/19  /  Friday 11/20
    1. Macbeth video clip overview
    2. Macbeth Close Reader
    3. Macbeth Cartoon video
    4. Finish Close Reader



    Tuesday 11/17  /  Wednesday 11/18
    1. Intro to unit 5 - Absolute Power
    2. "Why Power Corrupts" Article
    3. Precis on "Why Power Corrupts" Article
    4. Macbeth excerpt from Close Reader



    Monday 11/16
    1. Finish "the beast" Mini-Q outline
    2. Type introduction 



    Thursday 11/12  /  Friday 11/13

    1. "What is the 'best'?" Mini-Q
    2. Symbolism Hook Exercise
    3. Background Essay and Questions
    4. Doc A - F
    5. Essay - googledocs



    Monday 11/9 
    1. LotF Finish book - Ch. 12 
    2. Ch. 12 Quiz
    3. Final LotF precis
    4. Finish Lotf film



    Thursday 11/5  /  Friday 11/6
    1. Ch. 8 - study guide
    2. Ch. 9 - 10 study guide
    3. Ch. 11 - study guide
    4. LotF film clip



    Tuesday 11/3  /  Wednesday 11/4

    1. Review LOTF chapter 6 quiz
    2. Quickcheck
    3. LOTF chapter 7 and quiz
    4. Vocab Review game



    Monday 11/2

    1. Lord of the Flies Chapter 6
    2. Chapter 6 quiz



    Thursday 10/29  /  Friday 10/30
    1. Calendars Due Tomorrow
    2. Vocab list for chapters 5-7
    3. Read chapter 5
    4. Ch. 5 quiz and precis
    5. Watch part of film if time



    Tuesday 10/27  /  Wednesday 10/28

    1. Finish Ch. 4
    2. Ch. 4 quiz and precis
    3. Review ch. 3-4 vocab
    4. Vocab. Quiz - Matching
    5. Watch film clip
    6. Begin ch. 5
    HW: Updated Calendars Due Next Class!!!



    Monday 10/26
    1. LOTF Vocab Ch. 3-4
    2. Read Ch. 4



    Thursday 10/22 / Friday

    1. LOTF Chapter 3 - summaries, look for characterization, plot details, symbolism, quotes
    2. Chapter 3 quiz
    3. Chapter 3 precis
    4. Chapter 4



    Tuesday 10/20  / Wednesday 10/21

    1. Vocab. Quiz chapters 1 and 2
    2. Read Chapter 2
    3. Precis chapter 2
    4. Chapter 3 Vocab.



    Monday 10/19

    1. Comma Quiz Rules #9 and 10
    2. Lord of The Flies ch. 1 precis (summary) (students have template for precis)
    3. Review vocab for chapter 1 and 2, LOTF, quiz Tuesday/Wednesday
    4. Begin ch. 2 LOTF



    Thursday 10/15  /  Friday 10/16

    1. Comma Rules #9 and #10
    2. Agree/Disagree
    3. Finish LOTF ch. 1
    4. Ch. 1 quiz
    5. Video clip LOTF
    6. Precis ch. 1
    7. Vocab. Review
    8. Ch. 2 vocab
    9. Read ch. 2 - summaries



    Tuesday 10/13  /  Wednesday 10/14

    1. Quickwrite
    2. Terms PPT./Vocab for LOTF ch. 1 (in LOTF pdf attached)
    3. Read Ch. 1 LOTF - summaries every 2-3 pages - focus on character traits and plot




    Monday 10/12

    1. Into to Lord of The Flies ppt. (slides attached)
    2. "On The Island" group activity



    Thursday 10/8  -  Friday 10/9

    1. Turn in "By the Waters of Babylon" I.R. pages (all questions should be completed)
    2. Intro to Unit 4 - Big Questions discussion
    3. Vocabulary words:  
    protagonist: main character who is involved in the major conflict.
    antagonist: the character opposing the protagonist. The conflict between a protagonist and human or nonhuman force is antagonism.
    dynamic character: a character with the capacity to adapt, change, and grow.
    static character: a character, usually minor, who remains the same and does not change.
    denotationa word’s dictionary meaning
    connotationthe secondary meaning of a word: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.”
           4.   Read "The Possibility of Evil," text p. 188 - complete character chart for Mrs. Strangeworth 
               (attached) 
           5.   Poster assignment for "The Possibility of Evil" (attached) - Due by Monday 10/12




    Tuesday 10/6  /  Wednesday 10/7

    1. Quick Write: Does knowledge come at a price? How much knowledge should a person or a society have? In "By the Waters of Babylon," you'll meet John, a character who learns through a difficult journey that knowledge can be very costly.
    2. Interactive Reader: "By the Waters of Babylon" p. 111-126
    3. Précis - outline and completion for "BTWOB"
    HW: Finish précis, typing Narrative Essay, and make sure I.R. "By the Waters of        Babylon" is finished
    LATE WORK: Humans Versus Nature Essay (make sure this is finished)




    Monday 10/5

    1. Type Personal Narrative - (Quick Check worth 100 points) DUE THURSDAY




    Thursday 10/1 / Friday 10/2

    1. Quick Check Writing Task - Narrative Writing
    2. "A Celebration of Grandfathers" textbook p. 224
    3. "Simply Grand" textbook





    Tuesday 9/29 / Wednesday 9/30

    1.  Read “What is your ROLE in your household? p. 332 - Write response to the DISCUSS section in the margin 

    2.  INTERACTIVE READER - Read Text Analysis: Style and Voice, Reading Skill: Identify Author’s Purpose, and Vocabulary on pp. 332-333. Answer ALL the questions in the margins of “Only Daughter” and “Caramelo,” and questions on pp. 341-343, except Academic Vocabulary in Speaking.

    3.  Tear out pages 333-343, staple, and turn in. 

    4.  If time, begin “Celebration of Grandfathers” 




    Monday 9/28

    1. Review Comma Rules #7 and 8
    2. Comma Rules Quiz # 7 and 8
    3. Bio Poem
    4. Paragraph "Analyze Character Traits" (on back of "Teacher Who Changed..." chart - see below in bold)

    Homework:  Analyze Character Traits

    What set Miss Hurd apart from Gage's other teachers?  Use examples from the essay to write a paragraph describing the character traits that made her an influential teacher. 

    Mentors can bring about the best in us, and the worst out of us.  Write an additional paragraph where YOU describe a mentor or significant influence in your life.  What would you want to tell them about how they influenced you? What ways would you represent them and their actions if you were to write some kind of tribute to them?

    HW: Final draft of Bio Poem/Finish Essays for partial credit - Due in class Thursday/Friday




    Thursday 9/23 / Friday 9/24

    1. Comma Rules #7 & 8
    2. Finish Questions for "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" p. 210-221
    3. Identity Poem analysis (pdf below)
    4. Bio-poem
    HW: Final Drafts of Argumentative Essay Due Friday! Submit through googledocs




    Tuesday/Wednesday 9/21

    1. Review Comma Rules #'s 5 & 6
    2. Comma Rules #'s 5 & 6 quiz
    3. Unit 3 - Big Questions: "What makes you who you are?" "How have others shaped or influenced your life" in notebooks (25-30 word responses for each question)
    4. Textbook: "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" p. 210-221 - complete graphic organizer
    HW: Essays due through googledocs Friday 9/25 - share with bmorrison@vusd.us




    Monday 9/20

    1. Finish Typing Argumentative essays on Chromebooks



    Thursday/Friday 9/17

    1. Calendars for Unit 1 Due
    2. Finish Brainstorming for Argumentative Writing Prompt
    3. Finish Pre-Writing 
    4. Begin Typing Essays on Chromebooks
    5. Title Essay: Period Last Name, First Name: HumansvsNature Ex. 5 Doe, John: HumansvsNature
    6. Share essays with bmorrison@vusd.us


    Tuesday/Wednesday 9/16


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