December 3

Lesson Plans: December 3 – 7

Pre-AP English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information to present to the class about family feuds throughout history as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers.”  HW:  Watch video on irony in the Google Classroom

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story, create a glossary of unknown words, and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  “The Interlopers” – Students will begin writing a news article about the events of the feud in the short story; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  “The Interlopers” – Students will complete their news articles; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information about a historical family feud as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers”

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  Irony & Inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  SSR; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

November 26

Lesson Plans: November 26 – 30

Pre-AP English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Dead Words Project – Students will choose a word which needs to be laid to rest and create a tombstone and eulogy for it.

11/29:  Dead Words Project – Students will continue working on their tombstones and eulogies  HW:  Complete Dead Words Tombstone & Eulogy; SAT Vocab Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  Dead Words Funeral – Students will present their tombstone before placing it in the “graveyard.”  HW:  Read individual novel for Book Talk next week 12/5-7

English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Read “Gift of the Magi” in partners

11/29:  Watch TEDTalk video on irony and complete irony/inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Homework:  SAT Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  SSR:  Students will read their chosen novel for Book Talk next week

November 12

Lesson Plans: November 12 – 16

Pre-AP English I

11/12:  Night – Students will work through stations focusing on mood, inferencing, and textual support from the first 3 chapters of the memoir.  Homework:  read chapter 4

11/13:  Night – Students will work in pairs as they search for literary devices used in chapter 4 and identify various types of conflict thus far in the memoir.  Homework:  read chapter 5 and watch video lecture posted in the Google Classroom

11/14:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest at 7:20 a.m. (NO LATE ENTRY); Night – Students will complete any reading or assignments still incomplete.  Homework:  read chapters 6-9

11/15:  Night – Students will participate in small group discussions of the memoir as a way to review one another in preparation for the essay test on Friday.  Homework:  dialectical journals are due tomorrow

11/16:  Night – TEST:  Students will use their dialectical journal for textual support as they write an essay about the memoir.

English I

11/12:  Night – Students will read chapter 4 in class and work through study questions together.

11/13:  Night – Students will read chapter 5 in class and work through study questions together.

11/14:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest at 7:20 a.m. (NO LATE ENTRY); Night – Students will read chapters 6-9 in class and work through study questions together.

11/15:  Night – Students will review the memoir in preparation for a TEST Friday.

11/16:  Night – TEST

November 12

SAT Vocabulary List 4 Retest

ALL Freshmen:  Vocabulary retest will be offered on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:20 a.m.  If you want to take this test be in my room prior to that time because the door will be locked at 7:20 a.m. to provide a quiet environment for those working to improve their grade.  I will not open the door to let in latecomers.  Be on time.

November 5

Lesson Plans: November 5 – 12

AP English I

11/5  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; “The Most Dangerous Game” – students will take a quiz before taking notes over the TEXXEXXT method of essay writing before in-class discussion of Richard Connell’s short story and then writing an expository essay over the same.

11/6  LTOW – catharsis; Students will continue writing their expository essay focusing on the TEXXEXXT method of writing body paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  Complete expository essays.  Bring a printed copy to class.

11/7  Students will work through revision stations before turning in their completed essays.

11/8  Students will be introduced to dialectical journaling in preparation for our novel study of Night by Elie Wiesel and research and gather information on both the author and history of the time as background knowledge.  HOMEWORK:  Read chapter 1

11/9  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST  HOMEWORK:  Read chapters 2-3

English I

11/5  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; “The Most Dangerous Game” – students will take a quiz before searching out meaningful quotes from the text and making connections about them

11/6  LTOW – catharsis; Night – Students will research and gather information on both the author of the novel and history of the time as background knowledge before the novel study begins.

11/7  Night – Students will read chapter 1 in class and work through discussion questions.

11/8  Night – Students will read chapters 2-3 in class and work through discussion questions.  HOMEWORK:  VOCAB List 4 TEST Tomorrow

11/9  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST

October 29

Lesson Plans: October 29 – November 2

Pre-AP English I

10/29:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE Friday, November 2 and TEST is Friday, November 9; Students will closely read “Why We Crave Fear” by Stephen King analyzing both text structure and writer’s technique before writing an argumentative paragraph on the horror genre.

10/30:  LTOW – atmosphere; Police & Citizen Interaction Instruction as well as Texas Shakespeare Festival performance will take place during the morning hours; afternoon class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

10/31:  LTOW – atmosphere; 1/2 Day for students; morning class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

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11/1:  Students will take notes over how to write body paragraphs and conclusion paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  Students need to read the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” and complete SAT Vocabulary Flashcards.  DUE Tomorrow

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11/2:  Field Trip to Caldwell Auditorium for Chamber Theatre Production.

English I

10/29:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE Friday, November 2 and TEST is Friday, November 9

10/30:  LTOW – atmosphere; Police & Citizen Interaction Instruction as well as Texas Shakespeare Festival performance will take place during the morning hours; afternoon class will focus on micro-fiction and write in four different genres.

10/31:  LTOW – atmosphere; 1/2 Day for students; morning class will focus on micr0-fiction and write in four different genres

11/1:  Students will read “The Most Dangerous Game.”  HOMEWORK:  Complete SAT Vocabulary Flashcards.  DUE Tomorrow.

11/2:  Students will review TEXEXT format of writing before writing expository paragraph in response to “The Most Dangerous Game.” DUE Monday.

October 23

Lesson Plans: October 22 -26

Pre-AP English I

10/22:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear red!  Edgar Allen Poe – Students will do an author study so that they will sharpen their research skills as they learn about an important figure in American literature in preparation for close reading of some of his works.

10/23:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear a team jersey!  LTOW:  apostrophe; Edgar Allen Poe – Students will read a short story or poem in small group, analyze the meanings in light of Poe’s background before sharing their discoveries with the class.

10/24:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress Hawaiian!  Students will review the grammar and content codes used when grading essays/writings, take notes on expectations of essay/writing composition corrections, and begin correction process on their introductory paragraphs – DUE Monday.  HOMEWORK:  Students will watch a video on the French Catacombs in Paris for background knowledge and read “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe for in-class discussion tomorrow.

10/25:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as a Nerd!  Students will sign a reading statement and participate in a full class discussion over “The Cask of Amontillado”  HOMEWORK:  Students will continue the correction process on their introductory paragraphs.

10/26:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as Your Future!  Students will complete a Storytelling Arc including textual evidence over “The Cask of Amontillado.”  HOMEWORK:  Students will complete the correction process on their introductory paragraphs.

English I

10/22:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear red!  Edgar Allen Poe – Students will do an author study so that they will sharpen their research skills as they learn about an important figure in American literature in preparation for close reading of some of his works.

10/23:  Red Ribbon Week:  Wear a team jersey!  LTOW:  apostrophe;Edgar Allen Poe – Students will read a short story or poem in small group, analyze the meanings in light of Poe’s background before sharing their discoveries with the class.

10/24:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress Hawaiian!  In class, students will watch a video on the French Catacombs in Paris for background knowledge before reading “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe.

10/25:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as a Nerd!  Students will participate in a class discussion over “The Cask of Amontillado” and complete a Storytelling Arc with textual evidence – DUE Monday.

10/26:  Red Ribbon Week:  Dress as Your Future!  Students will go to the library to check out their next SSR book.  Must completely read one novel and have a Book Talk by December 7th.  HOMEWORK:  Complete Storytelling Arc – DUE Monday.

October 14

Lesson Plans: October 15 – 19

AP English I & English I

10/15:  Students will begin reviewing for their 9 Weeks Exam which will be given on Wednesday.  The review is in the Google Classroom.  SAT Vocabulary List 3 Exam is on Thursday.

10/16:  Students will continue reviewing for their exams.

10/17:  9 Weeks Exam

10/18:  SAT Vocabulary List 3 Exam

10/19:  NO SCHOOL

October 7

Lesson Plans: October 8 – 12

Pre-AP English I

10/8:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 3 is posted in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE 10/12; TEST 10/18; SSR Book Talk DUE by 10/12; Raisin in the Sun – students will complete a Novel Data Sheet for the play we just completed to begin their AP notebook in preparation for their senior year AP Exam.

10/9:  Literary Term of the Week – antithesis; Raisin in the Sun – Students will take notes over theme and how to discover it in literature before they craft a thesis statement on theme of the play so that they can begin to develop the introductory paragraph in preparation for an AP style analysis essay; “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes – Students will read the short story and begin answering analysis questions as they focus on symbolism’s use in creating theme

10/10:  “Thank You, M’am”  – Students will write a thesis statement on the theme of the short story; “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst – Students will read the short story and begin answering analysis questions as they focus on the use of symbolism and motifs in creating theme; Book Talks today through Friday

10/11:  “The Scarlet Ibis” – Students will write a thesis statement on the theme of the short story; Students will take notes over writing an Introductory Paragraph before they choose a story to analyze deeper and about which to write an introductory paragraph; Book Talks today and tomorrow; SAT Vocab List 3 Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

10/12:  SAT Vocab List 3 flashcards DUE today; Book Talks completed today; Students will complete their introductory paragraphs

English I

10/8:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 3 is posted in the Google Classroom – flashcards are DUE 10/12; TEST 10/18; SSR Book Talk DUE by 10/12

10/9:  Literary Term of the Week – antithesis; “The Scarlet Ibis” – Students will begin a writing assignment using their graphic organizer on motifs from last week as they analyze the short story with textual evidence.

10/10:  “The Scarlet Ibis” – Students will continue their writing assignment; Book Talks DUE by Friday

10/11:  Students will complete flashcards DUE Friday, or “The Scarlet Ibis” paragraphs as others give their Book Talks DUE Friday

10/12:  SAT Vocab List 3 flashcards DUE today; Book Talks DUE today

 

October 1

Lesson Plans: October 1 – 5

HOMECOMING WEEK! Participate in Dress Up Days to show your Roughneck Pride and receive bonus!! 🙂

Pre-AP English I

10/1:  Dress as a TACKY TOURIST! MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading the play as a class and annotate as we go so that they are focused and thinking as they read, watching for symbolism, character and theme development, as well as motifs that appear throughout the play.  Students will also participate in online discussion through the Google Classroom so that they might share insight with one another as they analyze Hansberry’s work.

10/2:  Dress as a MEME/VINE! Literary Term of the Week – anthropomorphism; Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading, annotating, and analyzing as a group both in class and through the Google Classroom.

10/3:  Dress as someone from another DECADE (either past or future)! Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading, annotating, and analyzing as a group both in class and through the Google Classroom.

10/4:  Dress as someone going to a HOEDOWN (western)! Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading, annotating, and analyzing as a group both in class and through the Google Classroom.

10/5:  MAROON & WHITE! Students will read their chosen novel for Sustained Silent Reading.  Book Talks need to be completed by October 12th.

English I

10/1:  Dress as a TACKY TOURIST! MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst – Students will read this short story as a class and begin answering analysis questions in the Google Classroom.

10/2:  Dress as a MEME/VINE! Literary Term of the Week – anthropomorphism; “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst – Students will complete the analysis questions in preparation of small group discussions tomorrow.

10/3:  Dress as someone from another DECADE (either past or future)!  “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst – Students will participate in a small group discussion as they analyze the short story.

10/4:  Dress as someone going to a HOEDOWN (western)! “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst – Students will work through an analysis grid searching for motifs in the short story.  HOMEWORK:  Students will write a thesis statement in anticipation of writing an analysis essay over “The Scarlet Ibis.”

10/5:  MAROON & WHITE! Students will read their chosen novel for Sustained Silent Reading.  Book Talks need to be completed by October 12th.