Syllabus



Letter to Parents


Essential Course Documents





Week # 1 - 1/30 - 2/3

-1/31 - Signed Parent Letter
-2/1- Binder Check (5 sections and organization)
-2/1 -Letter to Mr. Jarman due via email by the beginning of class (timothy.jarman@nhcs.net)

-2/2 - Skills quiz
-2/2 - Register for turnitin.com

-2/3 - RNB # 1



Monday - 1/30

Start Up:

a. Welcome to English Class

*Make sure that your phone is on silent and put away.
*Please find your assigned seat.

b. Format a blank sheet of paper as follows:

Your name:

Start Up Week # 1

Monday - 1/30/17

1. Write down an adjective that best describes you that also starts with the same letter as your first name:

ex. “Tenacious Timothy”

2. What is your favorite place in the world? Why? Also, why do you think I am asking you this question?


Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up Procedure

2. Roll, Name Tag, adjective, and name sharing

3. Introduce Letter to Mr. Jarman Assignment

4. Discuss parent letter and information sheet



HW:

1. Rough Draft of Letter to Mr. Jarman (at least one full page hand written or typed)

2. Have parent letter and information sheet signed

3. Obtain supplies and organize binder


Tuesday - 1/31
Start Up:

Please return to your seats from yesterday, and make sure your phone is on silent and put away. Also, place your signed parent document on the blue rectangle.

1. Who was your previous English teacher, and what did you like about their class?

2. Generate one question you have about the course.

3. Generate one question that you have about me.

*Prepare/Assemble your binder.
*Be prepared to share your responses from yesterday.
*Remind me to share yesterday’s words.


Guided Learning:

1. Discuss Start Ups

2. Review due dates for the week

3. Introduce website/Review policies from the syllabus

-students individually read
-pop corn read certain parts
-have students sign the syllabus and place it in their binder.

*grading (late deductions, HW, etc.)

4. Review binder expectations (explain where yesterday’s documents should go)

5. Tri-Fold name card (name, adjective, fear/dream).

6. Review word graveyard and no-excuses list/ review letter formatting


HW:

1 Finalize draft of letter to Mr. Jarman, and email it to me by 8:29 AM. - timothy.jarman@nhcs.net

2. Fully organize binder in preparation for tomorrow’s binder check.



Wednesday - 2/1


Start Up:

*Please make sure that you are completing your start up on a separate sheet of paper. You do not have to copy the question down. Also, make sure that you are correctly dating each entry.

1. What do you want to do after high school? College? Tech School? Military? Work? Please explain your decision in 2-3 sentences.

*If you did not turn in a signed parent letter, please turn it in to the blue rectangle.
*I will start checking binders at 8:40. - I am looking for five sections and general organization.

Guided Learning:

*Discussion of Stay or Go*

1. Official adjective sharing

2. Assign Class Roles

- facilitator of papers
- cleaning surfaces
- duster/sweeper
- make up work
- secretary/monitor

3. Model/Practice Routines

4. Pre-Test

HW:

Tomorrow we will be working with computers. If you would like to bring a personal device, I highly encourage that!!!

1. bring a book from home or the library for independent reading. This will be a part of your skills quiz tomorrow.
2. Review syllabus and rules/expectations sheets in preparation for your skills quiz tomorrow.

*I am available after school and during A lunch for independent reading recommendations.


Thursday - 2/2

Start Up:

*Have your independent reading book on your desk.
*Please answer the following questions honestly:

1. In 2-3 sentences, please describe your personality.
2. Identify what you consider your greatest strength and briefly explain why.
3. Identify what you consider your biggest weakness, and briefly explain why.

*Study for your skills quiz when you are finished.

Guided Learning:

Assign Class Roles:

- facilitator of papers
- custodial engineer
- make up work
- secretary/substitute assistant

1. Skills Quiz/Review

2. Introduce the RNB Protocol and have students complete the Soto analysis assignment.


3. Discussion

4. Computer workshop/Organization of Login Sheet
a. register for turnitin.com
b. log in to Power Student and record login information.


HW:


1. Finalize Soto work in your RNB.

*Make sure that your response is one fully developed paragraph


Friday - 2/3

Start Up:

*Thank you all for an amazing first week!

1. One of your essential questions is: How do stories reveal truths about human nature? With this is in mind, what truth or truths about human nature were revealed in last night’s homework?

*I need to collect your yellow folders from Day 1.
*Finalize your start ups for the week, organize your binder, and make sure to turn in your signed parent letter to the blue rectangle if you have not done so yet.

Guided Learning:

1. Discuss expectations for start - ups and my grading policies for these assignments.
2. Review INDY Reading Expectations.

3. Pass out book logs
4. Come to a consensus on Soto’s message.

5. RNB Assignment Part 2

a. Summarize the story that Soto is telling (2-3 sentences).
b. What does Soto (as a boy) learn in this story? (2-3 sentences).
c. Identify one example of a literary technique that Soto uses that makes this story vivid, or brings it to life. Please copy down this example and briefly explain how or why.

6. Notes on TAEAC

Notes on Paragraph Structure

Topic Sentence
Assertion about a literary technique and how it contributes to the author’s message
Example that should come in the form of a textual reference. If you are using a quotation, make sure to correctly introduce it.
Analysis of textual reference in which you explain how the author’s technique contributes to message. This should be the bulk of your paragraph.
Concluding sentence that finalizes the analysis, wraps up any “loose ends.”

*Sometimes the T and A can be blended into one sentence
*If you have a lot to write about with a specific device, you can add an extra AEA.
*If you can make a natural transition to the next body paragraph with your C, go ahead and give it a try.

7. Exit activity - On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following question: Identify one example of a literary technique that Soto uses and explain how this enhances his story.

-Introduce quotes
-Write in the present tense and active voice
-Do not refer to the author by their first name only
-Write in the third person.


HW:

1. Read at least thirty pages of your INDY reading book. Make sure that you correctly log this reading.


Week # 2 - 2/6 - 2/10

Due Dates:

-2/6 - After School tutoring
-2/8 - Skills quiz
-2/8 - RNB is due
-2/9 - Critical Inquiry Work - Bring personal computers if you can.
-2/10 - Have at least 80 total pages read of your indy reading book.


Monday - 2/6

Start Up:

1. Write 3 unique get-to-know-you questions
Think outside the box, not things like, “What is your favorite color?” Write
questions like, “If you could be on the cover of one magazine, which magazine would you choose?”

*Going to keep these seats for another week.
*Have your INDY reading log on your desk with your logged reading
*Liam, Carley, and Veronica we need to talk about Friday’s assignments.

Guided Learning:

*Return graded work.

1. Review due dates and share “words.”

2. Question activity, and discussion of importance of questions (go outside if this appropriate.

3. Officially assign these roles
- facilitator of papers
- tech engineer
- custodial engineer
- make up work
- secretary/substitute assistant

4. Independent Reading Assignment # 1 - RNB

-2-3 sentence summary of reading
-Describe two most important characters (use direct quotes from story and pages numbers)

*Soto as alternative assignment

4. Writing Notes Part 1.



5. Independent Reading Assignment # 2 - RNB- Identify one example of a literary technique that your author is using to enhance their story.

-Adhere to the notes you just received
-Needs to be one fully developed paragraph (TAEAC)
-Make sure to cite the page #.

*Alternative assignment = another element from the Soto work.

HW:

1. Complete RNB assignments
2. Independent reading


Tuesday - 2/7

Start Up:

1. Provide a definition of assertion -
2. What does it mean if someone is assiduous?
3. What does it mean if someone is assertive?
4. What is the value of studying mythology

*Make sure that you have both of your RNB assignments on your desk ready to be stamped

Guided Learning:

1. Share words/Review Start - Up/Review for skills Quiz tomorrow

-TAEAC Notes
-Writing Notes Part 1
-insidious, amiable, pompous, assertion
-How to punctuate the titles of major works when typing and writing by hand

2. Think, Pair, Share with HW responses.

3. Student questionnaire:

a. Do you have a computer at home? Do you have internet access? __
b. Last Book You Read:
c. Favorite movie:
d. Favorite Three Bands/Musicians:
e. Favorite book:
f. Do you read any magazines or newspapers, daily websites? If yes, which ones?

4. Assign copies of Mythology/ Discuss importance of reading to learn.


5. Allow students to begin working on the introduction to Mythology assignment

*Make sure you complete this assignment on a separate sheet of paper. This assignment will serve as a major grade.


HW:

1. Complete Introduction to Classical Mythology Assignment on a separate sheet of paper.
2. Study for your skills quiz
3. Finalize any missing RNB assignments
4. INDY Reading


Wednesday - 2/8

Start Up:

1. Where do the Olympian Gods receive their name?

2. Answer the following questions in complete sentences
a. What are myths?
b. Why would a society develop them?

  • Study for your skills quiz.
  • Please have your HW on your desk ready for grading.

Guided Learning:

1. Nuts and Bolts/Shout - Outs/Seats

2. Skills Quiz:
Need Mythology and Indy Reading book on your desk.

3. Discussion
-review discussion norms

4. Read the first half of Part I of Mythology (pgs. 17-34) in the small book.

*Complete this on a separate sheet of paper. When this is graded, you will then use this information for notes.

a. Summarize the story of the Titans in 2- 3 sentences.
b. Copy down the two most important pieces of information about each of the 12 Olympian Gods
c. Add unfamiliar words to your word log.

5. 25 minutes remaining ---

Read Page 360 of textbook and copy down the five most important pieces of information about Homer. Then Reader “How the War Began” on page 61 and copy down the three most important pieces of information. *PLEASE RECORD THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR READER’S NOTEBOOK.




HW:

1. Read the first half of Part I of Mythology (pgs. 17-34) in the small book.

a. Summarize the story of the Titans in 2- 3 sentences.
b. Copy down the two most important pieces of information about each of the 12 Olympian Gods
c. Add unfamiliar words to your word log

2. Bring your personal computer if you are able.

3. 80 pages of INDY reading by Friday. This needs to be logged as well.


Thursday - 2/9

Start Up:

1. What are some common cultural myths in American life, and how do they add value and meaning to our lives?

2. Which Greek god do you associate with the most? Why?

*If you were absent yesterday, you need to schedule a time to complete your make up quiz.

Guided Learning:

1. Brief discussion of Start - Up/HW.

2. Share information about gods.

3. On page 361, read “How the War Began.” After doing this, you will need to make a chronological flow chart that highlights the events and characters from this scene.

4. Discuss and share flow charts

5. View Trailer of Troy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTLzRJimeY


6. Read the Beginning of “The Trojan War” (Chapter 13, pgs. 253 – 260). Then answer the prologue questions and questions 1 -7. Complete this assignment in your Reader’s Notebook.



HW:

1. Read the Beginning of “The Trojan War” (Chapter 13, pgs. 253 – 260). Then answer the prologue questions and questions 1 -7. Complete this assignment in your Reader’s Notebook.

2. 80 total pages of independent reading - logged.


Friday - 2/10

Start Up:

1. One of your essential questions is: How do stories reveal truths about human nature? With this is in mind, what truth or truths about human nature were revealed in last night’s reading?

2. Why might a writer start a story In Media Res?

*Please have your HW, books, and your reading log on your desk.

Guided Learning:

1. Quiz/Summary of reading
2. Discussion of questions
3. Have students create another graphic organizer: Trojan, Greek, God
4. Review film clip of Odysseus and Achilles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWLb2F0MEoY
5. Identify characters from the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTLzRJimeY

6. Allow students to independently read/engage with the text.

HW:

1. Finish reading “The Trojan War” (Chapter 13, pgs. 261 – 276). Then answer questions 8 – 21.


2. Read at least thirty pages of your INDY reading book. Make sure that you correctly log this reading - 110 pages total


Week # 3 - 2/13 -2/18

Due Dates:
2/13 and 2/14 - Afterschool Tutoring
-2/14 - Benchmark
-2/15 - 150 pages of Indy Reading is due
-2/15 - RNB is due
-2/16 - Iliad and Skills Quiz
-2/17 - Library/Indy Reading




Monday- 2/13

Start Up:
Find your new assigned seats

1. What character from this story do you most closely relate with? Why?
2. Come up with a personal question that you have about the story. I know that many things happened in the last reading. What is something that confused you that you need more clarification with?

*Review your HW in preparation for our comprehension quiz.
*Nathan and Tyrell, we need to talk about your powerschool logins =

Class Remind Code:

Guided Learning:
1. Review Due Dates/Start -Up
2. Quiz - Make sure to write your first and last name on this document.
3. Discussion of Guiding Questions/Film Viewing/Edit Graphic Organizer
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9JflLov1bY__


4. Journal Entry in RNB:
a. Why does The Iliad matter? What lesson can be learned from this story?
*3 sentence minimum
b. What truths about human nature are revealed in The Iliad?
*5 sentence minimum

Examples:
-One of the most terrible things one can do is to disrespect a gracious and giving host.
-Family members will go to great lengths to protect their family, even if their family member is in the wrong.

HW:
1. Make sure that you have your correct PowerSchool Login and Password prepared for tomorrow’s benchmark. You will receive both a participation and performance grade for this assignment.
2. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.


Tuesday - 2/14

Start Up:

topic + author’s message about this topic = theme

1. Use the above formula to articulate a theme from the Iliad.

2. Turn this formula into a statement of theme.

3. What is the difference between central idea and theme?


When you have finished answering these questions, please check out a computer and log on to PowerSchool/ School Net.


Guided Learning:


Gold box/No phones or headphones

1.Prepare for Benchmark

a. Log in to NCed/PowerSchool

b. Click on Schoolnet

c. Fnd take test icon and wait for the code


2. Explain the answer sheet and importance of the data.


3. Take Benchmark

Code: ENG2BEN1SP


4. Independent Reading/Study for Iliad/Skills Quiz


HW:
1. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.

2. Finalize any missing RNB assignments




Wednesday - 2/15

Start Up:


1. Please copy down your study guide for tomorrow’s quiz:
a. TAEAC
b. Writing Notes Part 1
c. Punctuation of titles
d. Background information on the Iliad
e. Formula for theme - topic + author’s message about this topic = theme
f. Character relationships in the Iliad


*Teddy and Veronica I need to speak with you both
*If you were absent yesterday, please have a friend to catch you up to speed on the CIA assignment.


Guided Learning:


Gold Box/No Phones


1.Prepare for Benchmark
a. Log in to NCed/PowerSchool
b. Click on Schoolnet
c. Fnd take test icon and wait for the code

2. Explain the answer sheet and importance of the data.

3. Take Benchmark
Code: ENG2BEN1SP

4. Independently work on CIA /Study for the Iliad/Skills Quiz


HW:

1. Answer up to question 10 on the Critical Inquiry Assignment - This assignment is due in its completion by Thursday by 9PM via turnitin.com

2. Study for tomorrow’s skills quiz
3. Tomorrow we will only have 30 computers available for use, therefore, please bring your own device if you are able!




Thursday - 2/16

Start Up:
1. Provide a definition of a hero.
2. With this definition in mind, who is the hero of the Iliad? Please explain your answer.
*Study for your quiz!

Guided Learning:
1. Skills Quiz
2. Finalize Benchmark - Code: ENG2BEN1SP
3. Independent work on Critical Inquiry Assignment

HW:

1. The entire Critical Inquiry Assignment is due via turnitin.com by 9 PM.


- If you are having technical difficulties, please just email the assignment to be @ __timothy.jarman@nhcs.net__
2. 180 pages of independent reading completed.



Friday - 2/17

Start Up:
1. What are 5 things the world should know about you? Briefly explain why.
*If you made a 100 on your quiz yesterday, please see me in regards to your prize.
*If you were absent yesterday, please see me in regards to making up the quiz.
Guided Learning:
1 . One of our essential questions is, “How do stories reveal truth about human nature?” Please locate one truth about human nature that is revealed in the The Iliad, and justify your response with textual evidence.


2. Brainstorm for evidence in book. and write:

T- Introduce Homer, The Iliad, and provide necessary background information
A- make an assertion about how a truth about human nature is revealed in The Iliad
E - provide textual evidence to prove your assertion
A- analyze how your textual evidence shows or proves your assertion. - this should be the bulk of your paragraph.
C- wrap up any loose ends and finalize your argument


3. Peer Revision
-Read through your partner’s work twice
-Identify all of the elements of TAEAC in your partner’s essay.
-Give feedback on whether or not they successfully used the elements or how they could improve certain elements.
-Circle any of their graveyard words and no-excuse violations, and make suggested corrections.
-Write two things that the writer did well, and two things that they can improve upon for their next assignment.


*After completing all of these tasks, please complete a re-write of your paragraph


4. Re-write

5. Library Visit
-review expectations
-top 3 list.


HW:
1. 220 pages of Indy Reading successfully logged.
2. Complete any of your Make Up work.


Week # 4 - 2/20 - 2/24

Due Dates:
-2/20 and 2/21 - Afterschool Tutoring
-2/22 - Skills Quiz
-2/22- 250 pages of INDY Reading due
-2/23 - Return Signed Progress Reports
-2/24 - RNB is due




Monday - 2/20

Start Up:

Find your new assigned seats

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-2/20 and 2/21 - Afterschool Tutoring
-2/22 - Skills Quiz
-2/22- 250 pages of INDY Reading due
-2/23 - Return Signed Progress Reports
-2/24 - RNB is due

2. Sign up for Remind
Text message: 81010 @jarmaneng2

*For those of you who have been chronically absent or ill, I will be after school today and tomorrow. Please get your work made up before you fall too far behind.


Guided Learning:

1. Shout outs:
Absent students
Benchmark rulers
Start Ups/General Attitude/Independent Work Ethic

2. Review of Expectations:
-phones
-ear buds
-general annoyances
-late work
-attendance
-website

3. One of our essential questions is, “How do stories reveal truth about human nature?” Please locate one truth about human nature that is revealed in the The Iliad, and justify your response with textual evidence.


4. Brainstorm for evidence in book. and write:

T- Introduce Homer, The Iliad, and provide necessary background information
A- make an assertion about how a truth about human nature is revealed in The Iliad
E - provide textual evidence to prove your assertion
A- analyze how your textual evidence shows or proves your assertion. - this should be the bulk of your paragraph.
C- wrap up any loose ends and finalize your argument

5. Peer Revision
-Read through your partner’s work twice
-Identify all of the elements of TAEAC in your partner’s essay.
-Give feedback on whether or not they successfully used the elements or how they could improve certain elements.
-Circle any of their graveyard words and no-excuse violations, and make suggested corrections.
-Write two things that the writer did well, and two things that they can improve upon for their next assignment.

*After completing all of these tasks, please complete a re-write of your paragraph

6. Re-write

7. Introduce Literary Terms and find examples from The Iliad

8. Turn in books.
9. Officially assign these roles
- facilitator of papers
- tech engineer
- custodial engineer
- make up work
- secretary/substitute assistant
HW:
1.Answer the following questions in your RNB:
a.What is the definition of individualism, according to Rand?
b.What is the definition of collectivism, according to Rand?
__www.aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/individualism.html__
__www.aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/collectivism.html__

2. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.




Tuesday - 2/21

Start Up:

1.Identify the nouns and verbs in the following sentences.

Menelaus was angry when he realized that Aphrodite helped Paris escape during their fight.

We are currently reading The Iliad, and epic poem that is attributed to Homer.

*Please have last night’s HW out. I will be coming around to check this.
*Your Skills and reading quiz has been moved back to Friday.

Guided Learning:

Review seating and behavioral expectations in regards to my anticipated absences.

1. Collect copies of Mythology , discuss Start Up, and Review writing notes part 2


2. Reflective Questions - Please Complete these in your RNB. They should be a minimum of 3-5 sentences in length. Try to incorporate some of our vocabulary words.

a. Describe what you would believe to be the "perfect" society. Explain in as much detail as possible. 3-5 sentences.
b. Typically, people do not appreciate being told what to do--especially to extreme amounts. How would you feel about being told what to and what not to do in all day-to-day activities by your government? Explain.
c.Do you believe there would be any benefit to living in a society where everything was controlled and regulated by the government, even your speech? Explain.


3. Accept, reject or qualify the following statement: “I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities.” - Ayn Rand


4. Discuss pronouns in the novel --- READ


HW:
1. Read the author’s foreword and chapter 1. Then answer your guiding questions in your RNB.

2. Study for your skills quiz on Friday (Anthem, allusion, conflict, individualism, collectivism, definition of theme, and TAEAC)

3. Bring your personal computers for our digital workday tomorrow.

* Sign up for Remind

Text message: 81010 @jarmaneng2




Wednesday - 2/22

Start Up:

1. Make sure that your desk is cleared of food and beverage.
2. Check out a computer, log on, and await further instruction from Mr. Thomas.

Guided Learning:

1. Complete 16 Personalities test and the corresponding worksheet.

-When you are finished please turn in the worksheet to Mr. Thomas and independently read Anthem or your independent reading book.

2. When I return, I will grade your reflection questions, HW, and facilitate a discussion of last night’s questions.

3. Discussion of literary terms, glossary terms and independent readigg


HW:

1. Read chapter 2 and answer the associated guiding questions in your RNB.

2. Independent Reading, and study for your skills quiz on Friday.




Thursday - 2/23
Start Up:

1.Do you agree with your results from your personality assessment yesterday? Please explain why or why not.

Guided Learning:
1. Anthem Assignment - These assignments are due on a separate sheet of paper, and should be turned in to the substitute by the end of class. Assignments that are not turned in will be considered late. Also, I will be available after school today for tutoring and assistance.

a. Read chapters 3-6 and answer the guiding questions on a separate sheet of paper. Use textual evidence and cite the correct page 3 whenever possible.
b. Define the glossary terms that are located at the bottom of your guiding questions sheet. Please use textual evidence and make sure to cite the page #s.

HW:
1. Create an outline, timeline or a flow chart of the most important plot events in chapters 1-6. You need to have a minimum of at least ten events. Please complete this in your Reader’s Notebook
2. Study for your Anthem and Skills Quiz tomorrow (allusion, conflict, individualism, collectivism, definition of theme, and TAEAC)




Friday - 2/24

Start Up:

1. What does “Honors” mean ? 2-3 sentences.
2. Why did we complete the personality test last week?

Guided Learning:

1. Discussion of Honors, NHS, Eye of the Eagle, Attitude, Importance of Practice, and Positivity from yesterday.
2. Quiz and RNB

Name:
Honors English 2 Reader’s Notebook Rubric for Week #4
_/ 15 - CW - 2/21 - Reflective Response
_/ 15 - HW - 2/21 - Chapter 1 Guiding Questions
_/ 10 - HW - 2/22 - Chapter 2 Guiding Questions
_/ 10 - HW - 2/23 - Timeline of important plot events
_/ 50 - Total

3. Assign Questions and tasks

Define and illustrate glossary terms
Illustrate characters
Answer GQs thoroughly.
Literary Term identification

4. Discussion

5. Literary Term Scavenger Hunt

HW:
1. Read chapters 7-10 and answer the associated guiding questions.

2. 300 pages of Indy Reading successfully logged.



Week # 5 - 2/27 - 3/3

Due Dates:

-2/27 and 3/02 - Afterschool Tutoring
-3/01 - Anthem Test
-3/03- 350 pages of INDY Reading due


Monday - 2/27

Start Up:

Find your new assigned seats and continue with start - up sheet from last week.

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-2/27 and 3/02 - Afterschool Tutoring
-3/01 - Anthem Test
-3/03- 350 pages of INDY Reading due

2. On a separate half sheet of paper, please copy down your this rubric.

Honors English 2 Reader’s Notebook Rubric for Week #4
_/ 15 - CW - 2/21 - Reflective Response
_/ 15 - HW - 2/21 - Chapter 1 Guiding Questions
_/ 10 - HW - 2/22 - Chapter 2 Guiding Questions
_/ 10 - HW - 2/23 - Timeline of important plot events
_/ 10 - HW - 2/24 - Chapter 7-10 Guiding Questions
_/ 60 - Total


*For those of you who have been chronically absent or ill, I will be after school today and tomorrow. Please get your work made up before you fall too far behind.


Guided Learning:

Begin SSR --- Anthem or Indy Reading /Revisit the importance of indy reading and the incentives for it.

1. Shout outs:
Absent students
Independent Work
Benchmark rulers
Start Ups/General Attitude/Independent Work Ethic


2. Review of Expectations:
-phones
-ear buds
-one person talking
-general annoyances
-late work
-attendance
-website


3. Collect/Grade RNB


4. Quiz? --- Discuss any questions that the students might have at this point


5. Independent engagement activities with the text.


HW:
1. Finish reading Anthem and complete the remaining guiding questions in preparation for the Anthem Test on Wednesday.


*Brainstorm how you would re-write the ending
*Study/Closely examine Equality’s character development
*Identify themes embedded in the work.

2. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.



Tuesday - 2/28

Independent Work/Independent Reading/Extra Credit/ Assignment Revision


HW:
1. Finish reading Anthem and complete the remaining guiding questions in preparation for the Anthem Test on Wednesday.


*Brainstorm how you would re-write the ending
*Study/Closely examine Equality’s character development
*Identify themes embedded in the work.

2. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.




Wednesday - 3/1

Start Up:

1. If you were to change anything about Anthem, what would you change and why?
*When you are finished answering this question, please proceed with your independent reading.

*Please have last night’s HW out. I will be coming around to check this.

Guided Learning:

1. Discussion:

a.With a partner, please discuss the significance of Equality’s and Liberty’s new names (Prometheus and Gaea). In doing this, please connect your analysis to a larger meaning.
b. Discuss the significance of the 12 chapters.

2. Quiz/your quote/discuss guiding questions:
3. Anthem assessment with computer and submit to turnitin.com



HW:

1. Continue working on Anthem test at home.
2. Bring a personal device tomorrow if you are able.
3. INDY Reading - 350 pages on INDY reading due by Friday.




Thursday - 3/2

Start Up:

1. Introduce, incorporate, and cite the following quotation according to MLA standards:

“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal.” - Ayn Rand, 95

Guided Learning:

1. Initial work with Sophomore Project

a.Read through your graded CIA on turnitin.com and identify 3 potential research subjects

b.On a separate sheet of paper, write down these three topics and give a brief justification of why you may be interested in researching each topic, as well as what you would hope to gain from researching these topics.

TURN THIS INTO THE BLUE RECTANGLE BY THE END OF CLASS

2. Finish Anthem Test and submit this to turnitin.com.




HW:

1. Finalize Anthem test at home if you did not finish in class.
2. Bring a personal device tomorrow if you are able.
3. INDY Reading - 350 pages on INDY reading due by Friday.




Friday - 3/3

Start Up:

1.What truth about human nature is revealed in Anthem ? Briefly explain your answer.
2. Choose a quote from the last two chapters that could serve as your anthem, copy it down, and briefly explain why.

Guided Learning:

1.Congratulatory remarks about finalizing Anthem
2.Review Sophomore Project checklist

-IMPORTANCE OF INQUIRY
-Allow students to work independently

3. Reminders:
-I strongly suggest that you use google docs to store all of your information.
-Try to read at least five articles for each topic before you decide on the two you want to choose.


*Great News Sources to Research:
The New York Times, NPR, BBC News Newsweek, Time, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, Forbes, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Washington Post or Scientific American.


HW:
1. Work on your Initial Research assignment
2. 400 pages of Indy Reading by next Wednesday.



Week # 6 - 3/6 - 3/10

Due Dates:
-3/06 - 3/07 - After School tutoring
-3/08- 400 pages of INDY Reading due
-3/09 - Skills Quiz
*deadlines for Sophomore Project/Inquiry activities will be announced.


Monday - 3/6

1.Copy down these due dates for the week:

-3/06 - 3/07 - After School tutoring
-3/08- 400 pages of INDY Reading due
-3/09 - Skills Quiz
*deadlines for Sophomore Project/Inquiry activities will be announced.

2. What types of websites or sources are acceptable for your initial research and extended research? Please briefly explain.

*For those of you who have been chronically absent or ill, I will be after school today and tomorrow. Please get your work made up before you fall too far behind.

Guided Learning:

1. Return graded work/Celebrations of Indy Reading/Extra Credit for Anthem assignment.
2. Review Sophomore Project expectations

3. Importance of inquiry and independent and self-directed learning.
4.Review Hesmer’s IRA --- Importance of the choice statement.
5.Independent work
6. Reminders:
-I strongly suggest that you use google docs to store all of your information.
-Try to read at least five articles for each topic before you decide on the two you want to choose.

*Great News Sources to Research:
The New York Times, NPR, BBC News Newsweek, Time, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, Forbes, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Washington Post or Scientific American.


HW:
1. Finalize initial research assignment and submit via turnitin.com
2. Independent reading!!! - Bring your INDY reading book.





Tuesday - 3/7

Start Up:

The New York Times, NPR, BBC News Newsweek, Time, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, Forbes, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, ESPN, The Washington Post or Scientific American.
1. How many of these sites have you used so far?
2. Do you feel like you could find additional information within our library?
3. What are some other news sources that you have found to be helpful?


Guided Learning:

1. Give general feedback on the initial research assignments.
2. Teach students how to filter their search :gov and :edu
3. Review NEA, NIH, Mayo Clinic, and Stanford as great search sites
4. Discuss expectations for extended research
5. Independent work and reminders:


The New York Times, NPR, BBC News Newsweek, Time, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, Forbes, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, The Washington Post or Scientific American.


HW:


1. Continue working on your Extended Research assignment.
2. 400 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed.

Wednesday - 3/8

Start Up:

1. Fix the following citation and punctuation errors:

a. Ayn Rand writes, “ “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal.” (95).

b. Ayn Rand writes “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal” (95).

c. Ayn Rand writes, “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal” (Rand 95).


Guided Learning:

1.Review items for skills quiz:
-how to correctly parenthetically cite information
-allusion
-date in MLA format
-theme = topic + author’s message about this topic

2. Review reminders of excellent sources (especially Google Scholar)

3.Last 15 minutes of class - Emphasize the importance of the choice statement and have students synthesize their information and complete their choice statement in hard copy.
-students will turn in their choice statement via hard copy to the blue rectangle

“What is the effect of (x) on (y)?”
“What is the role of (x) in (y)?”
“How has the use of (x) affected (y)?”
“Why has (x) led to (y)?”

HW:

1. Study for your Skills Quiz
2. Finalize your extended research assignment and choice statement, and submit this to turnitin.com by 9PM tonight.


*I will be in a meeting after school, but you can use the computers in my classroom if you need to stay after.



Thursday - 3/9

Start Up:

1. On a scale of 1 - 10, how comfortable do you feel with making MLA citations? Please briefly explain your answer.


Guided Learning:

1. Skills quiz
2. Review notes on how to cite websites
3. Practice citations

__http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-millennials-and-the-people-that-raised-them-please_us_586ac09ce4b068764965c3b5__
__https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework__

4. Introduce students to Annotated Bibliography - located on Sophomore Project Page of website
5. Allow students to work independently

HW:

1. INDY Reading - 450 pages on INDY reading due by Friday.
2. Work on Annotated Bibliography


Friday - 3/10

Start Up:

1.What should you do if you need to cite something that is not a website? Also, what version of MLA should you always be using?
2. Is it okay for your research question to evolve?
3. Explain the purpose of the annotated bibliography.
4. Explain the relationship between the extended research assignment and the annotated bibliography?

*We are not going to check out computers until we are done with our quiz.
*If you were absent yesterday, please have a neighbor catch you up to speed.

Guided Learning:

1.Collect Start Ups/Congratulatory remarks about Sophomore Project/ Indy Reading/Phones
2. Quiz
3. Independent work on Annotated Bibliography

-Even if you have not finished your Extended Research, go ahead and submit this to turnitin.com
-Instructional rounds
-Approve of everyone’s research question
-Identify citation experts

HW:

1. Annotated Bibliography
-via turnitin.com by the end of class on Monday
-need a research question and at least five of your sources successfully annotated
-this will be graded very closely.
2. Indy Reading - 500 pages!



Week # 7 - 3/13 - 3/17

Due Dates:

-3/13 - 3/14 - After School tutoring
-3/13 - Annotated Bibliography is due via turnitin.com
-3/16 - Skills Quiz

*deadlines for Sophomore Project/Inquiry activities will be announced.


Monday - 3/13

Start Up

Copy down these due dates for the week:

-3/13 - 3/14 - After School tutoring
-3/13 - Annotated Bibliography is due via turnitin.com
-3/16 - Skills Quiz
*deadlines for Sophomore Project/Inquiry activities will be announced.


2. What should you do when you are citing a website with no author?

3. Why are hanging indentions so important?


*For those of you who have been chronically absent or ill, I will be after school today and tomorrow. Please get your work made up before you fall too far behind.

Guided Learning:

1. Feedback on citations
-emphasize correct MLA format
-hanging indentions


2. Work on annotated bibliography
*students who are finished:
-Indy Reading
-Assist
-Work ahead
-Extra Credit

3. Submit thesis statements.


HW:
1. Finalize your annotated bibliography and submit it to turnitin.com by the end of class.
2. Indy Reading - 500 pages by Wednesday!


Tuesday - 3/14

Start Up:

1. Write down three things that you know about the Vietnam War.
2. Do you have any family members who are were in any way involved with this war?
*Remember that I am available for after school tutoring today.
*I need a volunteer to pass out books.

Guided Learning:

1. Discuss scheduling and independent reading

2. Introduce tone words 1-5

3. Write your name on a separate sheet of paper and title the document “Ambush” Assignment - This is a good introduction to my Honors III and AP Language course.
a. Answer the critical viewing question on page 833 in 2-3 sentences.
b. Read “Ambush” on pages 834 - 836 and answer questions 1-4 and 6 in complete sentences.
c. Read pages 832-833 and answer questions 1-3 in complete sentences.

4. Indy Work

5. Conferences for reviewing the annotated bib


HW:

1. Finalize “Ambush” work.
2. Finalize your course selections and make sure that your parents sign off on your course selection sheet.
3. 500 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed.




Wednesday - 3/15

Start Up:

1. Incorporate your first five tone words into grammatically appropriate sentences.

When writing these sentences, remember that these words are adjectives. Therefore they should be describing someone or the manner in which someone does something.

*If you were absent yesterday, please see me in regards to making up your missing assignments.

Guided Learning:

1.Review last week’s skills quiz and items for this skills quiz:

a. Ayn Rand writes, “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal.” (95).
b. Ayn Rand writes “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal” (95).
c. Ayn Rand writes, “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal” (Rand 95)
-tone words 1-5.
-correct citations
-construct citations
-how to correctly parenthetically cite information
-allusion
-date in MLA format
-theme = topic + author’s message about this topic

2. Review O’Brien work
a. Plot timelines
b. Assign questions to be answered collaboratively

3. Review Sophomore Project Checklist # 3


4. Review thesis statement notes and show students how to make modifications for problem and solution essays.

5. Have students submit thesis statements for approval.


HW:

1. Study for your Skills Quiz and Finalize “Ambush” work
2. Work on Thesis Statement and Outline
3. INDY Reading - 600 pages by next Monday - 3/20


Thursday - 3/16

Start Up:

1. Is it okay for your thesis statement to evolve throughout the process?
2. Your thesis statement should be an answer to what question?

*If you were absent yesterday, please have your neighbors catch you up to speed in regards to what we worked on in class.

Guided Learning:

1. Skills quiz
2. Assign research helpers
3. Review Sophomore Project Checklist # 3

4. Review Outline Template
-If you get approval, you can outline in a way that will work best for you.
-Make sure to cite borrowed information.

HW:

1. Work on/Finalize your outline - You will submit your outlines in class tomorrow.
2. INDY Reading - 600 pages by next Monday - 3/20.
3. Wear GREEN tomorrow.




Friday - 3/17

Start Up:


1. When I say that your outline is a tool, what do I mean by that?
2. What should you do if you find a source that contains information that you want to add to your outline/paper.
3. What has been the most challenging aspect of your Sophomore Project? What has been the most rewarding?


*Please finalize your start ups, give your self a grade out of 5, and please include a brief justification.


Guided Learning:


1.Collect Start Ups/Congratulatory remarks about Sophomore Project/ Indy Reading/Phones


2. At this point, you realize that there are gaps in your research. Please generate 5 interview questions that you could use to receive information from an expert in your field. When you are done with these questions, please continue working on your outline.



3. Review Mikaila’s model outline


4. Outline submission session. At this time, students will submit their outline to turnitin.com.

HW:

1. INDY Reading - 600 pages by next Monday - 3/20
2. Finalize interview questions.
3. SUBMIT your outline to turnitin.con if you have not done so yet.



Week # 8 - 3/20 - 3/24

Due Dates:

-3/20- 3/21 and 3/23 - After School Tutoring
-3/23 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-10, theme, research skills, and citations)
-3/24 - Sophomore Project Rough Draft is due at the beginning of class (4 pages, MLA formatting, and works cited page)
-3/24 - Indy Reading - 700 pages

Monday - 3/20

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-3/20- 3/21 and 3/23 - After School Tutoring
-3/23 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-10, theme, research skills, and citations)
-3/24 - Sophomore Project Rough Draft is due at the beginning of class (4 pages, MLA formatting, and works cited page)
-3/24 - Indy Reading - 700 pages

2. Please provide a brief definition of paraphrase.
3. Should you parenthetically cite paraphrased material? Please explain your answer.

Guided Learning:

1. Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action

2. Indy Reading Submissions

3. Research Experts: Mikaila, CJ, Brianna, Kevin, and Blake

Sophomore Project Checklist # 4
a. Correctly format your rough draft and works cited page. --- I will give you all direct instructions for this
b. Please copy and paste all of your citations from your annotated bibliography over to your Works Cited Page. When doing this, make sure that your citations are in alphabetical order.
c. Write and finalize your introduction. Make sure that you have a strong attention
grabber, that you set the context for your essay, and that your thesis statement is the last sentence of your first paragraph.


PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR OUTLINE WILL EVOLVE. IT IS A TOOL. YOU CAN ALSO DEVIATE FROM YOUR OUTLINE.
*If you have not finished your outline, use what you have and add to it throughout the process.


d. Write and finalize your first body paragraph. Make sure that you are following TAEAC or TAEAEAC. You should cite any and all borrowed information… that includes information that is PARAPHRASED. Also, make sure to always introduce and analyze your quotations.

e. You need to have your introduction and first body paragraph approved by me before you move on to the next stage of the writing process.

*If you have any formatting or citation questions, please use the following website as a guide: __https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/__

4. Review Mikayla’s draft and in - text citations.

5. Return interview questions and discuss how these can and should be used.

6. Research assistants will help with minor issues, and I will review introductions and first body paragraphs.

HW:

1. Work on completing Sophomore Project Checklist # 4.

*If you finish at home, send over your work and I can make modifications/approvals via google docs.

2. Indy Reading - 700 pages by Friday




Tuesday - 3/21

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 6-10 into grammatically appropriate sentences.
When writing these sentences, remember that these words are adjectives. Therefore they should be describing someone or the manner in which someone does something.

*If you were absent yesterday, please have a neighbor catch you up on yesterday’s work.

Guided Learning:

1. Read “The Far and the Near” by Thomas Wolfe on pages 784 - 788 of the orange textbook. Then, on a separate sheet of paper, you will answer questions 1-7 in complete sentences along with using direct textual evidence.

*When you submit your completed work, Mrs. Golonka will then assign you a computer to use for your Sophomore Project.

2. Sophomore Project Checklist # 4
a. Correctly format your rough draft and works cited page. --- I will give you all direct instructions for this.

b. Please copy and paste all of your citations from your annotated bibliography over to your Works Cited Page. When doing this, make sure that your citations are in alphabetical order.

c. Write and finalize your introduction. Make sure that you have a strong attention
grabber, that you set the context for your essay, and that your thesis statement is the last sentence of your first paragraph.


PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR OUTLINE WILL EVOLVE. IT IS A TOOL. YOU CAN ALSO DEVIATE FROM OUTLINE.
*If you have not finished your outline, use what you have and add to it throughout the process.

d. Write and finalize your first body paragragraph. USE TAEAC. Make sure to cite all borrowed information… that includes information that is PARAPHRASED. Also, make sure to always introduce and analyze your quotations.

e. You need to have your introduction and first body paragraph approved by me before you move on to the next stage of the writing process.

*If you have any formatting or citation questions, please use the following website as a guide: ____https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/____


HW:

1. Finalize all aspects of Sophomore Project Checklist # 4.
*If you finish at home, send over your work, and I can make modifications/approvals via google docs.
2. 700 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday



Wednesday - 3/22

Start Up:


1. How can could you use your interview questions?
2. When citing parenthetically, where should your citation be located?
3. Illustrate one of your tone words (6-10).

*If you were absent yesterday, please have a neighbor catch you up on yesterday’s work.


Guided Learning:

1. Review vocabulary words and items for the skills quiz:

-tone words 6-10.
-correct citations
-construct citations
-how to correctly parenthetically cite information
-allusion
-date in MLA format
-what to do if you have citation questions
-theme = topic + author’s message about this topic


2. Citation practice - Introduce the following quotation and correctly parenthetically cite your work.


Quote: Space exploration is changing the way we conceptualize our role in the universe.


Citation:


Jung, Wolfgang, and Nathan Nelson. “Nature's Rotary Electromotors.” Science

29 Apr. 2005: 642-44. Science Online.


3. Additional citation practice


4. Review model essay____https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/____


5. Reminders:


-Try to incorporate at least one source per body paragraph.
-Avoid first and second person, unless it is absolutely necessary that you use it.
-Don’t use exclamation points
-If you are using a quotation, make sure to introduce the speaker/source
-If there is an author for your source, you only need to cite their last name
-You don't need additional spacing between paragraphs. An indention works just fine.
-Make sure to cite any and all information, even if you are paraphrasing.


6. Remaining aspects of Sophomore Project Checklist # 4.

d. Write and finalize your first body paragragraph. USE TAEAC. Make sure to cite all borrowed information… that includes information that is PARAPHRASED. Also, make sure to always introduce and analyze your quotations.

e. You need to have your introduction and first body paragraph approved by me before you move on to the next stage of the writing process.

*If you have any formatting or citation questions, please use the following website as a guide: ____https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/____


7. Research Experts: Mikaila, CJ, Brianna, Kevin, Smith, Sidney, Joey, Kylee, and Blake

Wordsmiths and Stylists: Noelia, Smith, Bope, Javorsky, Read, and Yopp

8. Individual Conferences with Students


HW:

1. Study for your Skills Quiz!
2. Continue working on your rough draft --- 4 pages are due on Friday!
3. INDY Reading - 700 pages by Friday- 3/24




Thursday - 3/23

Start Up:

1. Is it okay you to deviate from your outline?
2. Fix the errors here:

These activities intersected with the business community, national community, and the social economy. (“Nonprofit organizations”).

*If you were absent yesterday, please have your neighbors catch you up to speed in regards to what we worked on in class.

Guided Learning:

1. Skills quiz

2. Ground rules for today: focus, assistance, and transformation.

3. Research Helpers: Mikaila, CJ, Brianna, Kevin, Smith, Sidney, Joey, Kylee, and Blake
Wordsmiths and Stylists: Noelia, Smith, Bope, Javorsky, Read, and Yopp

4. Reminders:
-Try to incorporate at least one source per body paragraph.
-Avoid first and second person, unless it is absolutely necessary that you use it.
-Don’t use exclamation points
-If you are using a quotation, make sure to introduce the speaker/source
-If there is an author for your source, you only need to cite their last name
-You don't need additional spacing between paragraphs. An indention works just fine.
-Make sure to cite any and all information, even if you are paraphrasing.

*If you have any formatting or citation questions, please use the following website as a guide: ____https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/____


5. Complete citation practice if necessary


HW:

1. Finalize your rough draft (4 pages, MLA formatting, and works cited page).
2. INDY Reading - 700 pages by Friday



Friday - 3/24

Start Up:

1. Try to incorporate all of your tone words into one compound sentence. For the poetically inclined, you can write a series of haiku (5-7-5).

*Makes sure to give yourself a grade out of 5 points for this week’s start up. Also, please add an appropriate justification for this grade.

Guided Learning:

1.Collect Start Ups/Congratulatory remarks about Sophomore Project/ Indy Reading/Phones

2. Skills Quiz/How to write an effective conclusion:

a. It contains a summary statement in which the writer restates the thesis in a fresh way in order to reinforce the argument that they have been making for the entire paper.
b. It should answer the “so what?” question. AKA, why does your topic or argument matter?
c. It contains a “clincher” which supports the thesis, and makes a final impression on the reader.

3. Review Final Rubric and Model Essays -

4. Review Final Checklist and have students make changes


5. Peer Review - Identify students who still need to work independently, and choose partners.


HW:

1. INDY Reading - 800 pages by next Friday- 3/31
2.Continue to work on your Sophomore Project Paper.
3. Your Final Draft of Sophomore Project is due via turnitin.com on Monday night by 11:59 PM. It needs to be 4-6 pages, have a works cited page, and be formatted according to MLA standards.





Week # 9 - 3/27 - 3/31

Due Dates:

-3/27- 3/30 After School Tutoring
-3/29 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-15, theme, research skills, TAEAC, and citations)
-3/30 - Last day to turn in any missing assignments or late work or missing assignments.

*Bring Indy Reading book everyday*



Monday - 3/27


Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-3/27- 3/30 After School Tutoring
-3/29 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-15, theme, research skills, TAEAC, and citations)
-3/30 - Last day to turn in any missing assignments or late work or missing assignments.

2. What are some good strategies for concluding your essay?

3. What should you do if you have made a citation for a source that you have not cited in your paper?


Guided Learning:


1.Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action


2.Indy Reading Submissions


3. Review Final Checklist


4. Review how to write an effective conclusion


a. It contains a summary statement in which the writer restates the thesis in a fresh way in order to reinforce the argument that they have been making for the entire paper.
b. It contains a “clincher” which supports the thesis, and makes a final impression on the reader.


5. Complete the peer review form


6. Group Submission of the final draft - Complete the following tasks if you feel that you are ready to submit your paper:

a. Copy and paste your paper that is in google docs to Microsoft word.
b. Complete a final proofreading (aka spellcheck).
c. Make sure your quotes, citations, and works cited page are correctly formatted.
d. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com.


7. Pass out progress reports.


HW:

1. Your Final Draft of Sophomore Project is due via turnitin.com tonight by 11:59 PM. It needs to be 4-6 pages, have a works cited page, and be formatted according to MLA standards.
2. INDY Reading - 800 pages by next Friday- 3/31
3. Bring INDY READING BOOK! We will be reinstating SSR.



Tuesday - 3/28

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 11-15 into grammatically appropriate sentences.
When writing these sentences, remember that these words are adjectives. Therefore they should be describing someone or the manner in which someone does something.

*Please have independent reading book on your desk.
*I need a volunteer to return graded work.

Guided Learning:

1. Remarks/Call to Action/Shout Outs

2. Review of INDY Reading - Emphasis on SSR.

3. Review Vocab and Assorted Activities:
Haiku, twitter posts, and visualization

4. RNB Reflection Discussion - What is the difference between being extraordinary and being odd, being one-of-a-kind and being weird?

5. Read author bio on page 132.
-what stands out?
-what does it mean to stand out?

6. Pass out progress reports.

HW:

1. STUDY for your Skills Quiz tomorrow!
2. 800 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday
3. Finalize any late work or missing assignments.




Wednesday - 3/29

Start Up:

1. Explain the differences in meaning between a part and apart.

*Have your reflection from yesterday prepared for stamping.
*Study your tone words and citation notes in preparation for your skills quiz today.
*If you were absent yesterday, please have a neighbor catch you up on yesterday’s work.

Guided Learning:

1.Skills quiz

2. Brief discussion of… What is the difference between being extraordinary and being odd, being one-of-a-kind and being weird?

3. Standing Apart Reflection: What is the value in standing apart?

4. Introduction to flipgrid.com
-Encourage students to download the app
-Let students know - this will be the medium that we are using for our Sophomore Project papers.


5. Students will complete flipgrid responses in their groups.
-choose best response
-record and post

6. Read author bio on page 132 and assign books
-what stands out?
-provide a definition of magical realism.

7. Magical Realism Charts/Brainstorms
a. Needs to contain a definition of magical realism
b. You need five examples of magical realism with brief justifications for each.

8. Independent Reading

HW:

1. Read “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” on pages 126 - 132.
In your RNB:
a. copy down the five most important plot events
b. describe the setting
2. 800 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday


3. Finalize any late work or missing assignments.



Thursday - 3/30

Start Up:

20 minutes of SSR that begins after the announcements.
You can reread the story from last night or complete Indy Reading


Make sure that you completed last night’s “assigned” work in your RNB:
“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” on pages 126 - 132


a. copy down the five most important plot events
b. describe the setting

Guided Learning:

1. Reading quiz/Review of plot events

2. Reflection --- How would you like to be remembered? What would you like strangers to recognize about you? What can you do to be remembered and what can you do to be noticed?

3. Complete Responding question # 2

4. Discussion

HW:

1. Braining storm for tomorrow's assignment:
In your RNB, complete a rough draft of a eulogy for Esteban.
a. 10 -12 sentences with distinct and appropriate tone.
b. Appropriate title
2. INDY Reading - 800 pages by Friday



Friday - 3/31

Start Up:

1. Twitter Challenge: Summarize yesterday’s story in 140 characters or less

*Use five of your vocabulary words to do this.
*When you are done, please give yourself a grade out of 5 and turn your work into the blue rectangle.

Guided Learning:

1.Collect Start Ups/Congratulatory remarks about Sophomore Project/ Indy Reading/Phones

2. Reflection --- How would you like to be remembered? What would you like strangers to recognize about you? What can you do to be remembered and what can you do to be noticed? 4-6 sentences

3. Start working on either the Writer’s Portfolio assignment (p. 133):

-Brainstorm positive characteristics that Esteban possesses.
-Establish a working definition of a eulogy.
-Establish a distinct tone !!!

4. Finalize Rough Draft of Eulogy

a. 10 -12 sentences with distinct and appropriate tone.
b. Appropriate title

HW:

1. Complete Final Draft of Eulogy for Esteban (p.133)
a. 10 -12 sentences with distinct and appropriate tone.
b. Appropriate title

2. INDY Reading - 900 pages by next Friday- 4/07



Week # 10 - 4/3 - 4/7

Due Dates:

-4/3- 4/5 - After School Tutoring
-4/4 - College Prep Presentation
-4/6 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-20, theme, and TAEAC)
-4/6 - 90 Second Flipgrid Presentation is due



Monday - 4/3
Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-4/3- 4/5 - After School Tutoring
-4/4 - College Prep Presentation from Mrs. Craven
-4/5 - Flipgrid outline/script is due at the beginning of class
-4/5 - Sophomore Project Flipgrid Presentation is due by 11:59 PM
-4/6 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-20, theme, and TAEAC)

2. What are some things that you can do or continue to do in order to stand apart for this new nine weeks?


Guided Learning:


1.Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action


2. SSR/Finalizing Eulogy Drafts


3.Indy Reading Submissions


4. Share Eulogies


5. Introduce tone words 16-20.


Review expectations for the Sophomore Project Flip Grid Presentation


Assignment:

a. Introduction in which you introduce yourself, your topic, and deliver your attention grabber/hook
b. Provide background information/context
c. Deliver thesis statement
d. Discuss your thesis points
e. Finalize your presentation with power grace and style


Requirements:

-No noticeable reading from a script or excessive use of notecards
-Presentation must be engaging (feel free to incorporate props, effects, and special guests).
-Presentation can only be 90 seconds long


Advice:

-Use information from your essay, and structure your presentation in a similar manner to your essay.
-Write a script/outline and memorize the key points.
-Practice and enlist the help of others.
-Do not procrastinate.

Submission:

a. Head to flipgrid.com
b. Enter the classroom grid code: oocrq3z
c. Submit live or pre-recorded version to Sophomore Project Presentation Grid by 11:59 PM on Wednesday 4/5.


*You can also go directly to the assignment if you click on this link: __flipgrid.com/247a41__

6. Standing Apart Reflection: What is the value in standing apart? In developing this answer, synthesize your journal entries from the last week into two sentences of pure literary magic.

7. Introduction to flipgrid.com
-Encourage students to download the app
-Let students know - this will be the medium that we are using for our Sophomore Project papers.

8. Students will complete flipgrid responses in their groups.
-choose best response
-record and post


HW:

1. Work on outline/draft of your Sophomore Project Speech (due 4/5).
2. INDY Reading - 900 pages by next Friday- 4/7
3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!



Tuesday - 4/4

Start Up:

1. What are your plans for the next ten years of your life? What role does college play in regards to these plans?

Guided Learning:

1. CFNC Presentation from Mrs. Craven.

HW:

1. Finalize outline/draft of your Sophomore Project Speech (due 4/5).
2. 900 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday
3. Finalize any late work or missing assignments.




Wednesday - 4/5

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 16-20 into grammatically appropriate sentences.
When writing these sentences, remember that these words are adjectives. Therefore they should be describing someone or the manner in which someone does something.


*Please have independent reading book on your desk.
*I need a volunteer to return graded work.


Guided Learning:


1. Introduce tone words 16-20 and complete some vocabulary building exercises with these words.


2. SSR and share what’s working and give recommendations.


3. Review Rubric for Presentation:



Name: Flipgrid Presentation Rubric


_ /05 - Introduction in which you introduce yourself, your topic, and deliver your attention grabber/hook.
_/05 - Appropriate background information/context
_/05 - Clear and effective thesis statement
_/05 - Thorough discussion of thesis points
_/05 - Conclusion -Finalize your presentation with power grace and style.
_/05 - Vibrancy - Engaged the audience; kept others interested
_/05 - Proper grammar and language use - Full sentences, slang-free
_/05 - Creativity - Ideas were expressed in an innovative way

_/40 - Total



4. Allow students to work on their presentation.


Sophomore Project Flip Grid Presentation


Assignment:
a. Introduction in which you introduce yourself, your topic, and deliver your attention grabber/hook
b. Provide background information/context
c. Deliver thesis statement
d. Discuss your thesis points
e. Finalize your presentation with power grace and style


Requirements:
-No noticeable reading from a script or excessive use of notecards
-Presentation must be engaging (feel free to incorporate props, effects, and special guests)
-Presentation can only be 90 seconds long


Advice:
-Use information from your essay, and structure your presentation in a similar manner to your essay.
-Write a script/outline and memorize the key points.
-Practice and enlist the help of others.
-Do not procrastinate.


Submission:
a. Head to flipgrid.comb. Enter the classroom grid code: oocrq3z
b. Submit live or pre-recorded version to Sophomore Project Presentation Grid

*You can also go directly to the assignment if you click on this link: flipgrid.com/247a41

HW:

1.Finalize Sophomore Project Flip Grid Presentation and submit your work by 11:59 PM on Thursday night.
flipgrid.com/247a41
2. Study in preparation for your skills quiz - tone words (1-20), TAEAC, and theme.

3. 900 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday



Thursday - 4/6

Start Up:

1. What are two things that you can do in order to make a 40/40 on your presentation?

2. What should you do if you are experiencing technical difficulty when submitting your assignment to flipgrid?

3. Illustrate five of your tone words.


*When you are done, please give yourself a grade out of 5 for this week’s Start Up. Please also include a justification. Turn your work into the blue rectangle

*When you are done, please study tone words 1-20 in preparation for your skills quiz today.


Guided Learning:


1. Skills Quiz


2. SSR


3. What is the relationship between self-reliance and standing apart?


4. Complete Self Reliance Reading and assignment
Task 1 – Read biographical information on Ralph Waldo Emerson on page 388 and write down the five most important facts.
Task 2 – Read the excerpt from “Self –Reliance” on page 393 twice.
Task 3 - Answer questions 1-3 and 5- 6 on page 394.


5. Review Requirements for presentation:


Name: Flipgrid Presentation Rubric


_ /05 - Introduction in which you introduce yourself, your topic, and deliver your attention grabber/hook.
_/05 - Appropriate background information/context
_/05 - Clear and effective thesis statement
_/05 - Thorough discussion of thesis points
_/05 - Conclusion -Finalize your presentation with power grace and style
_/05 - Vibrancy - Engaged the audience; kept others interested
_/05 - Proper grammar and language use - Full sentences, slang-free
_/05 - Creativity - Ideas were expressed in an innovative way


_/40 - Total



HW:

1. Finalize Sophomore Project Flip Grid Presentation and submit it

Submission:

a. Head to flipgrid.comb. Enter the classroom grid code: oocrq3z
b. Submit live or pre-recorded version to Sophomore Project Presentation Grid

*You can also go directly to the assignment if you click on this link: flipgrid.com/247a41
and sumbit your work by 11:59 PM.

2. INDY Reading - 900 pages by Friday



Friday - 4/7

Start Up:

Take 10 minutes - to organize your binder!

Prepare to return/receive graded work.

If you were absent yesterday, please see me about completing your make up work.

Guided Learning:

1.Collect Start Ups/Congratulatory remarks about Sophomore Project/ Indy Reading/Phones

2.Reflection:

a. What was the most beneficial academic activity we completed during the first 9 weeks?
*this could be an assignment, an activity, a reading, a discussion, etc.
b. What was the most enjoyable aspect of the course?
c. What could you do make the second 9 weeks even more productive and enjoyable?

3. SSR

4. Vocabulary Engagement Activities
-Twitter posts
-Scavenger Hunts

5. Watch flipgrid presentations

HW:

1. INDY Reading - 1000 pages by next Friday- 4/21
2. Enjoy your Spring Break, and make sure to read!!!


Week # 11 - 4/17 - 4/21

Due Dates:

-4/17- 4/18 - After School Tutoring
-4/19 - Benchmark
-4/20 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-25, theme, and background information on Othello)



Monday - 4/17

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-4/17- 4/18 - After School Tutoring
-4/19 - Benchmark
-4/20 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-25, theme, and background information on Othello)

2. Please briefly explain the most enjoyable aspect of your spring vacation?


Guided Learning:


1.Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action

*Missing Flipgrid Presentations and Make Up Quizzes

Shoutouts - CJ, Walker, Joey, Lauren, and Joey

2. SSR/Indy Reading Submissions

3. What is the relationship between self-reliance and standing apart?

4. Complete Self Reliance Reading and assignment

Task 1 – Read biographical information on Ralph Waldo Emerson on page 388 and write down the five most important facts.
Task 2 – Read the excerpt from “Self –Reliance” on page 393 twice.
Task 3 - Answer questions 1-3 and 5- 6 on page 394.

*Please complete all of this work on a separate sheet of paper.

5. Introduce tone words 21-25.


HW:

1. Choose one of your tone words (1-25) and create a 3 song playlist that correspond with the tone word. In doing this, please provide a 2 sentence justification of how the meaning of the lyrics, the music or both work to evoke a particular tone. Please complete this in your RNB.
2. INDY Reading - 1000 pages by next Friday- 4/21
3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!

*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.

Tuesday - 4/18

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 21 - 25 into grammatically appropriate sentences in a way that demonstrates the meaning of the word.
*Please have your HW prepared for checking.

Guided Learning:

1. SSR and Finalize Self-Reliance Work.
2. Share out HW/Tone responses
3. Group work
a. refine assigned question
b. Define manifest, bestow, and transcendent.
c. What is Emerson alluding to when he writes, “He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.”
d. Choose a powerful quote, and then defend or challenge this quote using a specific piece of evidence and TAEAC. Quote example: “To be great is to be misunderstood.”

4. Sharing and discussion

5. Discussion of MC strategies and Emerson practice MC work.

HW:

1. Make sure to have your PowerSchool login memorized. We will be Benchmarking tomorrow.
2. INDY Reading - 1000 pages by next Friday- 4/21
3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!


*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.



Wednesday - 4/19

Start Up:

1. Illustrate tone words 21-25.

2. Write down what the elements of TAEAC represent.

*If you were absent yesterday, please make sure to turn in your Emerson work!
*Please have independent reading book on your desk.
*I need a volunteer to return graded work.


Guided Learning:


1. Discussion of Benchmark and Review of Tone Words


2. 15 minutes - Quickly re-read “Self - Reliance.” Identify the theme of this work. Using TAEAC, write a full paragraph in which you explain how this theme is developed in the work.

Reminders:
Theme = topic + author’s message about this topic.
Your T/A should be a statement of theme.


3. When you are done, please turn your work in, obtain a computer, obtain a Benchmark answer sheet, and begin working on Benchmark 2.


Log in to PowerSchool/School Net and enter code: ENG2BEN2sp


HW:

1. Study in preparation for your skills quiz - tone words (5-25), TAEAC, Information about Emerson and “Self Reliance.”

2. 900 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday


Thursday - 4/20

Start Up:

1. Write down ten of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.

*Study for your skills quiz.
*If you were absent yesterday, please plan on staying after to make up your Benchmark.
*Turn in your Emerson work if you have not done so yet.

Guided Learning:

1. Skills Quiz

2. Finalize Benchmark - Code: ENG2BEN2sp

3. SSR

HW:

1. Finalize Benchmark.
2. INDY Reading - 1000 pages by Friday




Friday - 4/21

Start Up:

1. Who do you think is the most famous person to live within the last 500 years? Please explain your answer.

*Prepare to return/receive graded work.
*If you were absent yesterday, please see me about completing your make up work.

Guided Learning:

a. SSR:
-some need to finish benchmark and make up quizzes

b. Mystery PPT

c. Read the Greenblatt article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/12/magazine/shakespeares-leap.html

  1. Identify the three most important facts.
  2. Identify the author’s tone and justify your choice through textual evidence.
  3. Why does Greenblatt find it so surprising that Shakespeare is so great? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
  4. How many words did Shakespeare invent? How and why did he invent these words?

d. Conferences for missing assignments.


HW:

1. INDY Reading - 1100 pages by next Friday - 4/28






Week # 12 - 4/24 - 4/28

Due Dates:

-4/25- 4/26 - After School Tutoring
-4/26 - 9:00 - Pre-administration for AP exam
-4/27 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-30, theme, and background information on Shakespeare and Othello)


Monday - 4/24
Nuts and Bolts:

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-4/25- 4/26 - After School Tutoring
-4/26 - 9:00 - Pre-administration for AP exam
-4/27 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-30, theme, and background information on Shakespeare and Othello)

2. What makes someone great?


Guided Learning:


1. Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action


***Missing Flipgrid Presentations and Make Up Quizzes


2. SSR/Indy Reading Submissions


3. Make Up Work: presentations, benchmarks, and skills quizzes


4. Review responses from class on Friday and have students generate quiz questions.


__http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/12/magazine/shakespeares-leap.html__


  1. Identify the three most important facts.
  2. Identify the author’s tone and justify your choice through textual evidence.
  3. Why does Greenblatt find it so surprising that Shakespeare is so great? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
  4. How many words did Shakespeare invent? How and why did he invent these words?


5. Shakespeare RNB Entry # 1:

a. What makes someone great?
b. Please briefly describe some of the dangerous events that Shakespeare lived through during his lifetime? How does this relate to or affect his greatness?



HW:

1. Study tone words and impromptu vocabulary.


2. INDY Reading - 1100 pages by next Friday- 4/28


3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!

*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.






Tuesday - 4/25

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 26 - 30 into grammatically appropriate sentences in a way that demonstrates the meaning of the word.

Guided Learning:

1. Review tone words and words from the Greenblatt reading

2. Students will use blue Prentice Hall textbook on the bookshelf to complete the following assignment in their Reader’s Notebook.

Task 1- On Pages 730 – 733, please complete the following tasks.
a. Read the background information on Petrarch, and his three poems.
b. Answer questions 1 – 5 in at least 2-3 sentences.

3. Task 2 - On Pages 740 – 741, please complete the following tasks:

a. Read “Love and the Sonnet, background information of Shakespeare, “Sonnet 29” and “Sonnet 116.”
b. Answer questions 1-3. Each question should be answered in 2-3 sentences

4. SOAPSTone or Paraphrase of Sonnet 116 if there is time.

HW:

1. Indy Reading




Wednesday - 4/26

Start Up:

1. Illustrate tone words 26-30.
2. Incorporate five of your Greenblatt tone words into grammatically appropriate sentences.

* I need a volunteer to type the notes for today.

Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up

2. SSR/Finalization of Sonnet Work

Task 1- On Pages 730 – 733, please complete the following tasks.
a. Read the background information on Petrarch, and his three poems.
b. Answer questions 1 – 5 in at least 2-3 sentences.

Task 2 - On Pages 740 – 741, please complete the following tasks:

a. Read “Love and the Sonnet, background information of Shakespeare, “Sonnet 29” and “Sonnet 116.”
b. Answer questions 1-3. Each question should be answered in 2-3 sentences

Task 3 -

a. What are two differences between Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets?
b.What is the function of the couplet in Shakespeare’s sonnets?

3. SOAPSTone Sonnet 29

4. Come to a consensus on a working definition of paraphrase and complete a paraphrase of Sonnet 116


HW:

1. Study in preparation for your skills quiz - tone words (1-30), vocabulary from the Greenblatt reading, TAEAC, information about Shakespeare, Petrarch, and sonnets.
2. 1100 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday




Thursday - 4/27

Start Up:



1. Write down five of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.



*Study for your skills quiz.

*If you were absent yesterday, please turn in your Sonnet work. .



Guided Learning:



1. Skills Quiz

2. Shakespeare Lecture and Othello Background information --- Assign Books


3. Read pages ix – xi, and copy down the major character traits, relationships, and struggles. Copy these down in your RNB.

4. Start reading Othello



HW:



1. Read Act 1, Scene 1 of Othello. In your RNB, generate two questions that you have about this opening scene.
2. INDY Reading - 1100 pages by Friday


Friday - 4/28
Start Up:

1. Define “En Media Res.”
2. Explain the difference between a monologue and a soliloquy.

*Please make sure to turn in

Guided Learning:

1. Read pages ix – xi, and copy down the major character traits, relationships, and struggles. Copy these down in your RNB.
2. Start reading Othello
3. Discussion of Act 1 and minor performances.
4. Discussion/mitigation of doubt.
5. Conferences for missing assignments.


HW:

1. Finish Reading 1.1 - 1.2 , and answer the associated guided questions.

*You can exempt one of your questions.
2. INDY Reading - 1200 pages by next Friday - 5/5



Special Week - 5/1 - 5/5

Due Dates:

-5/2- 5/5 - After School Tutoring
-5/3 - Return signed progress reports are due.
-5/4 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-35, theme, dramatic terms and background information on Shakespeare and Othello)

*Please expect to have daily reading quizzes.


Monday - 5/1
Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-5/2- 5/5 - After School Tutoring
-5/3 - Return signed progress reports are due.
-5/4 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-35, theme, dramatic terms and background information on Shakespeare and Othello)

*Please expect to have daily reading quizzes.

2. What is the purpose of dialogue?

Guided Learning:

1. Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action

2. SSR/Indy Reading Submissions - Read 1.2 - 1.3, and answer the associated guiding questions. Use textual evidence whenever possible.

3. Make Up Work: presentations, benchmarks, and skills quizzes

4. Act 1 Quiz
*Reading quizzes will largely function as HW grades.

5. Complete DEJ # 1 and turn this and the guiding questions in for grading.

6. Introduce tone words 31-35.

HW:

1. Read Act 2, Scene 1 and write down the most important quote, the three most important plot events, and take notes on character development.


2. INDY Reading - 1200 pages by next Friday- 5/5

3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!

*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.



Tuesday - 5/2

Start Up:

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? Be specific and detailed as possible.
2. How does this question relate to our study of Shakespeare?

Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up and introduce this week’s tone words

2. Take brief notes:



Culpable-
Mitigate-
Part of speech:
Part of speech:
List at least two synonyms:
List at least two synonyms
List at least one antonym:
List at least one antonym:

3. Introduce the dramatic terms. Have students add them on to the notes that they already have.

4. Have students work on Act 2, Scene 1 guiding questions and brief discussion.



HW:

1. Finish reading Act 2, and make sure to answer all of the guiding questions on a separate sheet of paper.




Wednesday - 5/3

Start Up:

1. Incorporate tone words 31-35 into grammatically appropriate sentences.
2. Please give an example of a time when someone was guilty of something, but not culpable. Also, please explain why they were not culpable.

Guided Learning:

1.Review Start Up

2.SSR- 25 minutes
a. Finalize Act 2 guiding questions
b. DEJ #2




3. Quiz/Review Guiding Questions


4.Culpability Reflection - -Essential Question Are people responsible for the consequences of their actions? Does context (setting, other characters, social constructs, power dynamics etc.) mitigate a person’s culpability?

a.) Has there ever been a time in your life where you committed an act, made a decision, and you felt like that there were consequences or results to that action/decision that you had not planned for? Did outside factors (context) affect the results of your decision/action? If so, please explain if you think that you were still responsible or “blamable” for that action/decision.

b.) If you are having a difficult time relating this question to your personal life, think of how this situation applies to a fictional character from a movie or from a book.


5. Start reading Act III


HW:


1. Read 3.1 and answer the associated guiding questions.

2. Study in preparation for your skills quiz tomorrow (tone words 1-35, theme, dramatic terms and background information on Shakespeare and Othello).
3. 1200 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday




Thursday - 5/4


Start Up:



1. Illustrate tone words 31-35



2. Write down five of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.



*Study for your skills quiz.

*Please turn in your signed progress report.



Guided Learning:



1.Skills Quiz

2. DEJ # 3


3. Discuss 3.1. and Culpability Reflection: -Essential Question Are people responsible for the consequences of their actions? Does context (setting, other characters, social constructs, power dynamics etc.) mitigate a person’s culpability?



a.) Has there ever been a time in your life where you committed an act, made a decision, and you felt like that there were consequences or results to that action/decision that you had not planned for? Did outside factors (context) affect the results of your decision/action? If so, please explain if you think that you were still responsible or “blamable” for that action/decision.



b.) If you are having a difficult time relating this question to your personal life, think of how this situation applies to a fictional character from a movie or from a book.



4. Act a few key scenes out

5. Indy Reading



HW:



1. Finish reading Act 3, and answer the corresponding guiding questions.


2. INDY Reading - 1200 pages by Friday



Friday - 5/5

Start Up:


1. If you were a casting director and you were going to cast Othello, Iago, Roderigo, Cassio, and Desdemona, who would you choose to perform their parts? In answering this, please make sure to provide a brief explanation as to why.


Guided Learning:


1. Complete a venn-diagram of similarities and differences between Othello and Iago.

2. SSR - Finalize reading and guiding questions for Act 3, and complete DEJ # 4 and # 5




3. Discuss 3.1. and Culpability Reflection: -Essential Question Are people responsible for the consequences of their actions? Does context (setting, other characters, social constructs, power dynamics etc.) mitigate a person’s culpability?

a.) Has there ever been a time in your life where you committed an act, made a decision, and you felt like that there were consequences or results to that action/decision that you had not planned for? Did outside factors (context) affect the results of your decision/action? If so, please explain if you think that you were still responsible or “blamable” for that action/decision.

b.) If you are having a difficult time relating this question to your personal life, think of how this situation applies to a fictional character from a movie or from a book.

4. Read 4.1 - 4.2, and and answer the associated guiding questions.



HW:

1. Read 4.1 - 4.2, and and answer the associated guiding questions

2. INDY Reading - 1300 pages by next Friday - 5/12



Week # 14 - 5/8 - 5/12

Due Dates:

-5/8- 5/9 - After School Tutoring
-5/11 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-40, theme, dramatic terms, and plot information from Shakespeare’s Othello)

*Please expect to have daily reading quizzes.





Monday - 5/8

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

-5/8- 5/9 - After School Tutoring
-5/11 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-40, theme, dramatic terms, and plot information from Shakespeare’s Othello)

2. Of all the things that Iago has done so far, what is the most evil or vicious. Explain your answer.

*Please turn in DEJ # 5 if you did not do so on Friday.

Guided Learning:

1. Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action

2. SSR/Indy Reading Submissions - Read 4.1 - 4.2, and answer the associated guiding questions. Use textual evidence whenever possible.

3. Discussion of 4.1 - 4.2

a. At this point in the play, what would you do to repair the situation if you were Desdemona?
b. If Iago confessed up to everything at this point, what do you think would happen to him?


4. Introduce new tone words (36-40)

HW:


1. Read through Act 5, Scene 1 and answer the associated guiding questions.



2. INDY Reading - 14000 pages by next Friday- 5/19
3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!

*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.




Tuesday - 5/9

Start Up:

1. Please incorporate tone words 36 - 40 into grammatically appropriate sentences in a way that shows your understanding of the word.

Guided Learning:

1. Review tone words (36-40)

2. Act 4 Quiz

a. If you were Desdemona’s sibling and you were in Cyprus at the beginning of Act Five, what would you do in order to change the outcome of the story. What advice would you give, and what actions would you take? Your answer should be a fully developed paragraph 5-7 sentences
b. If you were Othello’s sibling and you were in Cyprus at the beginning of Act Five, what would you do in order to change the outcome of the story. What advice would you give, and what actions would you take? 5-7 sentences

3. Read 5.1. And finalize guiding questions part 4 and part 5.


HW:

1. Finish reading Othello, and answer guiding questions part 6.


2. 1400 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 19th.





Wednesday - 5/10


Start Up:



1. Illustrate tone words 36-40.



*If you have any guiding questions to turn in, please do that now.



Guided Learning:



1. SSR - Finalize Guiding Questions and Reading



2. Discussion



3. Introduction to “Iago Trial Assignment”




HW:

1. Prepare for the skills quiz (study tone words 1-40, plot information from Othello, and dramatic terms)

2. Complete draft of Iago Trial Assignment

3. 1400 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 19th.



Thursday - 5/11

Start Up:

1. Write down five of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.

*Study for your skills quiz.
*Please turn in your signed progress report.

Guided Learning:

1.Skills Quiz

2. Review Iago Trial Assignment

-Allow students 25 minutes to finalize their assignments.
-Students will submit to turnitin.com when they are finished.
HW:


1. Brainstorm and Prepare for 5 minute Othello activity
2. INDY Reading - 1400 pages by next Friday


Friday - 5/12

Start Up:

1. Through your reading of Othello, what truth about human nature is revealed?

*Please make sure to give yourself a grade, and then please turn in your start ups from the last two weeks.

Guided Learning:

1. The absolute deadline for the Iago Trial Assignment is tonight via turnitin.com

2. With a partner, create an Othello themed playlist on your Google Drive. You need to choose five songs. With each song, you need to make sure that you write down the title and the artist, and include a link if you are able.

a. Identify which character the chosen song relates to, or how this song is related to the plot. Please use indirect and direct textual evidence to support all of your rationales

b. Identify the tone of each song… use your tone words! Add textual evidence from the song. This includes beats, instruments, lyrics, pacing, etc.


HW:

1. Finalize playlist assignment.
2. INDY Reading - 1400 pages by next Friday - 5/19





Week # 15 - 5/15 - 5/19


Due Dates:

-5/15- 5/16 - After School Tutoring
-5/18 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-45, theme, dramatic terms, and plot information from Shakespeare’s Othello)

*Please expect to have daily reading quizzes.



Monday - 5/15

Start Up:


1. Copy down these due dates for the week:


-5/15- 5/16 - After School Tutoring
-5/18 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-45, theme, TAEAC, and items from classroom instruction)


2. Twitter Challenge: Summarize Othello in 140 characters or less


*Please turn in any guiding questions or your playlist projects if you have not done so already.

Guided Learning:


1. Congratulatory Remarks/Call to Action


2. SSR/Indy Reading Submissions -


3. Twitter Challenge Part 2 - 140 characters or less - If you were to identify the central idea of this work, what would it be?


4. Discuss truths revealed in the story.


5. Discuss the arc of the tragic hero. Discuss flaws that we have that might have a negative effect on us.


6. TAEAC - Theme of Othello


7. Iago Trial and Culpability Reflection: -Essential Question Are people responsible for the consequences of their actions? Does context (setting, other characters, social constructs, power dynamics etc.) mitigate a person’s culpability?


a.) Has there ever been a time in your life where you committed an act, made a decision, and you felt like that there were consequences or results to that action/decision that you had not planned for? Did outside factors (context) affect the results of your decision/action? If so, please explain if you think that you were still responsible or “blamable” for that action/decision.


b.) If you are having a difficult time relating this question to your personal life, think of how this situation applies to a fictional character from a movie or from a book.


8. Introduce the 5 minute Othello activity, and announce groups:

-No more than three lines
-At least one prop
-All group members have to be involved in the scene
-Each character should be identifiable
-Need to announce the beginning and ending of the scene

*An official script with blocking and stage directions is due at the end of class.


9. Submit final Shakespearean performance work to flipgrid.

oocrq3z and here is a direct link to the grid:
__https://flipgrid.com/oocrq3z__
Also, here is a direct link to this new topic:
__https://flipgrid.com/9bf0c5__


HW:


1. Obtain a personal copy of The Alchemist and finalize 5 minute Othello performance.


2. INDY Reading - 14000 pages by next Friday- 5/19


3. Bring INDY READING BOOK to class!


*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.



Tuesday - 5/16

Start Up:

1. Please incorporate tone words 41 - 45 into grammatically appropriate sentences in a way that shows your understanding of the word.

theme = magical realism

*Please remind me to collect your copies of Othello when you are done.

Guided Learning:

1. Review tone words (41-45)

2. Read “The Way It is” THREE TIMES and answer the corresponding questions on a separate sheet of paper.


“The Way It Is” - By William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.


a. What do you think of this poem?

b. What do you think it means? What does the word “threads” refer to?

c. Do you believe everyone has one?

d. What is the purpose of our threads/why do we all have one?

e. What is your thread in life?

f. Create a statement of theme.

*Remember, theme is not just one the dominant idea. Theme = dominant idea + the author’s message about this idea.

3. Introduce SOAPSTone and have students work through this process.




4. Start working on Geography and Prologue Assignment if there is enough time.



HW:



1. Complete SOAPSTone from “The Way It Is.”
2. 1400 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 19th.



Wednesday - 5/17

Start Up:


1. What are three things that add meaning to your life? Please explain your answers.


2. Would you describe yourself as more of a religious or spiritual person? If you would describe yourself as both or neither, please explain why. Please justify your response in 2-3 full sentences


*If you have any guiding questions to turn in, please do that now.


Guided Learning:

1. Review tone words and review elements of SOAPS - groups and then whole class
https://quizlet.com/203306193/tone-words-1-45-flash-cards/


2. Review poem from yesterday, discuss theme, and compose TAEAC paragraph


3. Assign copies of The Alchemist and complete prologue assignment.


4. With partners, complete the geography assignment


HW:


1. Prepare for the skills quiz (study tone words 1-45, Theme, and SOAPS)
-Review Quizlet:https://quizlet.com/203306193/tone-words-1-45-flash-cards/
2. Finalize prologue and geography work if you have not done so already.



Thursday - 5/18

Start Up:


1. Write down five of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.

*Study for your skills quiz.
*Please turn in your signed progress report.


Guided Learning:


1. Quizlet Review - https://quizlet.com/203306193/tone-words-1-45-flash-cards/


2. Skills Quiz


3. Geography Assignment with partners





HW:

1. Read pages 1-10 and answer questions 1-5 on a separate sheet of paper.

2. INDY Reading - 1400 pages by Friday




Friday - 5/19

Start Up:

1. If the story of Narcissus was told today, what object would you insert into the story in place of the lake? Please explain your answer briefly.
2. Identify a happy or positive story where a protagonist’s major goal was to obtain as much money as possible.

*Please turn in your start up when you are finished.

Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up
2. Review geography assignment and key terms
3. Read pages 1-10 and answer questions 1-5 in your RNB.

4. Discuss
5. Read pages 1-33 and answer questions 6-10 in your RNB.
6. Discuss

HW:

1. Read through 33-47 and answer questions 11-15 in your RNB.
2. INDY Reading - 1500 pages by next Friday - 5/25


Week # 16 - 5/22 - 5/26

Due Dates:

-5/21- After School Tutoring
-5/25 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-50, theme, SOAPS, definition of purpose, plot information from The Alchemist and literary devices)

*Please expect to have daily reading quizzes.


Monday - 5/22

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:
-5/21- After School Tutoring
-5/25 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-50, theme, SOAPS, definition of purpose, plot information from The Alchemist and literary devices)

2. Twitter Challenge: Please summarize pages 1-47 in 140 characters or less. Please be prepared for the responses.

*Please turn in questions 1-15

Guided Learning:

1. SSR

2. Online tutorial for EOC

HW:

1. Read pages 51-79 and answer the associated guiding questions
2. INDY Reading - 1500 pages by next Friday- 5/26
*Extra Credit Opportunity - Create a class Kahoot or a class Quizlet for our tone words.



Tuesday - 5/23

Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

*I am available for tutoring before school everyday and during lunch. Next week, we will be having EOC review sessions after school everyday
-5/25 - Skills Quiz (tone words 1-50, theme, SOAPS, definition of purpose, plot information from The Alchemist and literary devices)

2. Twitter Challenge: Please summarize pages 1- 79 in 140 characters or less. Please be prepared for the responses.

Guided Learning:

1. Review tone words (46-50) and discuss the Start Up.

2. Quiz

3. Discussion

4. SSR - Informal EOC Prep

HW:

1. Read through page 104 and answer questions 21-25.

2. 1500 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 26 th.




Wednesday - 5/24
Start Up:

1. Briefly describe the relationship between tone and mood.
2. Please incorporate tone words 46 - 50 into grammatically appropriate sentences in a way that shows your understanding of the word.

theme = magical realism

Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up and Review CJ’s quizlet:https://quizlet.com/203306193/tone-words-1-50-flash-cards/

2. Alchemist RNB Reflection # 1: The World's Greatest Lie; According to the old man in The Alchemist, the world's greatest lie is, "that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate," ultimately leading to people not choosing their own Personal Legends.


Using the TAEAC form, please answer the following items"

a. Explain what the old man means by this statement
b. Either defend or challenge the man's statement in 3-5 sentences

3. Answer this question honestly. If you were Santiago, what would you have done after you made all of your money with the crystal merchant? Would you have returned home with more sheep? or Would you continue searching for your treasure? Please explain your answer in 2-3 sentences.

4. Discuss guiding questions

5. Identify emerging themes and symbols

6. SSR

HW:

1. Read pages 104 - 123 and answer questions 26 - 32.
2. Study for your skills quiz (tone words 1-50, theme, SOAPS, definition of purpose, plot information from The Alchemist and literary devices)




Thursday - 5/25
Start Up:

1. Write down five of your tone words, and then write out connections or explanations that will help you memorize their meaning.

2. Choose another 5 of your tone words and illustrate them.

Guided Learning:

1.Quiz:
-tone
-mood
-diction
-alliteration
-metaphor
-simile
-SOAPS
-imagery
-speaker
-narrator
-narrative
-1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person

2. Alchemist RNB # 3 - What is your personal legend? Please describe and explain in 6-8 sentences.

3. Indy Reading

HW:

1. Finish the book and finalize the guiding questions.
2. INDY Reading - 1500 pages by Friday





Friday - 5/26
Start Up:

1. Would you read another book written by this author? Please explain.

Guided Learning:

1. Finalize reading and Guiding Questions

Answer the following questions and attach these to your guiding questions when you turn them in.


2. Alchemist Reflection Assignment # 1-

Santiago thinks, “It’s the possibility of having a dream that makes life interesting.” In your Reader’s Notebook, you can either defend or challenge his thought. In doing this you can either support his thought with evidence, or challenge it by describing what makes life the most interesting to you.
*Your response should be 6 - 8 sentences long.

3. Alchemist Assignment # 2 -

Identify the most powerful quote that you have encountered in your reading thus far. Copy this quote down along with the page #. Then briefly explain what makes this quotation so compelling in at least 6-8 sentences.

4. Class Discussion


HW:

1. Read through 33-47 and answer questions 11-15 in your RNB.
2. INDY Reading - 1600 pages by next Friday - 5/2
3. Study vocabulary and literary devices in preparation for our EOC next Friday.


Week # 17 - 5/30 - 6/2

Due Dates:

*There will be after school EOC review until 5 every day (there will be snacks and extra credit opportunities embedded).

-5/31 - Last day to turn in checked out books and missing assignments
-6/1 - Final Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
-6/2 - EOC in room 410 (68 questions - worth 20% of your overall grade)

*Students who are taking AP Language, please see me for suggested summer reading texts*


Tuesday - 5/30
Start Up:

1. Copy down these due dates for the week:

*There will be after school EOC review until 5 every day (there will be snacks and extra credit opportunities embedded).

-5/31 - Last day to turn in checked out books and missing assignments
-6/1 - Final Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)
-6/2 - EOC in room 410 (68 questions - worth 20% of your overall grade)


*Students who are taking AP Language, please see me for suggested summer reading texts*


2. What did you think of the ending? What would you change if you were writing the story?
3. What was the most enjoyable aspect of your weekend?
4. What are you looking forward to most about this summer?
5. What is one personal strength you possess that will serve you well on the EOC?

Guided Learning:

1. Review Due Dates and Start Up
2. Collect final sets of guiding questions
3. Quote Selection and illustration activity (index card)
4. Final RNB Assignment for Alchemist - Write a 3-5 sentence recommendation for future readers, or generate a list of five thoughtful questions that you would like the author to answer.


5. Add the following essential terms to EOC Review sheet.
-tone
-mood
-diction
-alliteration
-metaphor
-simile
-SOAPS
-repetition
-imagery
-speaker
-narrator
-narrative
-1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person

HW:

1. Study tone words, literary terms, and exam review sheet
2. 1600 pages of Indy reading successfully logged and completed by Friday the 2nd.



Wednesday - 5/31

Start Up:

*Please turn in any and all books that you have checked out from me.

*If you get done with this early, please feel free to sign my yearbook.

1. When completing a standardized test, do you think it is a good idea to preview the questions before reading the passage? Please explain either why or why not.

2. How should you punctuate the title of poems?

3. How can you use the multiple choice questions to help you understand the paragraph responses?

4. Is the writing component worth more than the multiple choice?

5. What should you do if you have a difficult time pronouncing character’s names while reading?

6. When you are trying to decide between two correct answers, what should help you make your final decision?



Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up

2. Assemble review packet (tone words, blue sheet, TAEAC notes, and SOAPS) - Review purpose, tone, theme, main idea, and central idea.

3. Add the following essential terms to EOC Review sheet:

-tone

-mood

-diction

-alliteration

-metaphor

-simile

-SOAPS

-repetition

-imagery

-speaker

-narrator

-narrative

-1st Person, 2nd Person, 3rd Person


4. Review terms on the blue sheet

5. Add information about approaching poetry constructed responses to EOC Review sheet


Poetry:

-Preview questions

-Read three times

-Brief SOAPSTone

-Annotate

-Pay close attention to both the title and the poet.

-Repetition, imagery, and personification are the easiest devices to write about.


Notes on Constructed Responses:

-Write in 3rd person

-Always Mention the author/poet in your T/A

-Write about events taking place in literature in the present tense

-Possessive apostrophes are real. Use them!

-Make sure to correctly introduce/incorporate your quotations.

-Write clearly and succintly

6. EOC Practice with “Memories” - Review SOAPSTone and Theme

7. In “Memories,” explain how the theme is developed throughout the poem. Use specific details to support your answer.

HW:


1. Study for Skills Quiz ( TAEAC, SOAPS, definition of purpose, definition of theme, definition of tone, and literary devices from blue sheet)




Thursday - 6/1

Start Up:

*PLEASE TURN IN ANY COURSE TEXTS YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT.
*If you were absent yesterday, please take down our class notes.

1. What should your bring tomorrow to make the testing session as beneficial as possible?
2. What room will we be testing in tomorrow?
3. What are three things that you can do to prepare for success tomorrow?
4. What does the word rhetoric mean to you?
5. What are we allowed to do after the test besides watch a movie?


* Take a 5 minutes to review your Exam Review Sheet
* Also, study this:
a. Purpose = message for an audience
b. Theme = dominant idea + author’s message about this idea
c. Tone = speaker’s attitude


Guided Learning:

1. Review Start Up and take Quiz:

2. Notes on Non-Fiction:

Purpose = author’s message for a specific audience.

3 Step Approach (before you read the passage):
1. Read information that is in italics
2. Look at the title and the author
3. Preview the questions.


While Reading:


1. Take on each paragraph individually. If you make it to the end of a paragraph and you are confused, re-read it.
2. Highlight key words and phrases that tell main idea of each paragraph.
3. Pay attention to the structure of the passage (textual features are your friend)
4. If you are having a difficult time understanding the passage, complete a SOAPSTONE.
5. Don’t get caught up in the lists of very specific facts. Pay attention to WHAT is being described, and how that relates to the author’s purpose.
6. If you are ever unsure of what the purpose is, re-read the introduction and the conclusion. This is usually where the purpose is explicitly stated.



4. Geology Passage

5. Notes on Fiction:

-Preview Questions
-Read thoroughly (paragraph by paragraph)
-Pay attention to dialogue
-Pay attention to character development
-Process of Elimination will set you free.

HW:

1. Study your key terms and EOC Prep sheet.
2. I am available after school today.