February 19

Lesson Plans: February 18 – 22

Pre-AP English I

2/18  NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

2/19  LTOW:  hyperbole; Introduction to Greek Mythology Unit:  Quick Write #1, Creation myths group research activity

2/20  Greek Mythology:  read myth of Uranus completing a Notesheet and beginning flashcards for 8 characters

2/21  20Time Pitches

2/22 Greek Mythology:  review Uranus Notesheet as a class; read myth of Kronos & Zeus completing a Notesheet and beginning flashcards for 6 characters

English I

2/18  NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

2/19  LTOW:  hyperbole; Reading Passage Corrections – students will review the previous reading benchmarks, analyze incorrect answer choices, and explain reason for correct answer

2/20  Poetry Unit:  Students will take notes on how to read poetry and begin defining poetry terms

2/21  Poetry Unit:  Pop Music vs Classic Poetry – In groups, students will read, annotate, and discuss “Stereo Hearts” and “A Red, Red Rose” as they compare and contrast the selections

2/22  Poetry Unit:  Pop Music vs Classic Poetry – In partners, students will read, annotate, and discuss “Breakeven” and Sonnet 30 as they compare and contrast the selections; HOMEWORK – Students need to read their novels for Book Talks March 6-8

February 10

Lesson Plans: February 11 – 15

Pre-AP English I

2/11  MUGShot Monday editing exercise; Shakespearean Sonnets – students will complete their original sonnet following Shakespeare’s structure

2/12  LTOW – hubris; Shakespearean Sonnets – students will do a peer review in small groups of original sonnets, choose the best in their group to be shared with the class

2/13  Reading Benchmark – Students will work through a Paired Passage reading packet; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Friday

2/14  20Time Project Introduction – Project Pitches DUE 2/21; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Tomorrow

2/15  SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST

English I

2/11 MUGShot Monday editing exercise; Expository Essay – students will review components of a conclusion paragraph before drafting their own

2/12 LTOW – hubris; Expository Essay – students will write the rough draft of their essay from their completed planning sheet and begin the revising and editing process with a partner

2/13  Expository Essay – students will write their final draft in the English I EOC 26 line box and turn in at the end of class; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Friday

2/14  Benchmark Corrections – students will work through missed questions on reading passages explaining why incorrect answers were wrong as well as why new answer choice is correct; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Tomorrow

2/15  SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST

February 1

Lesson Plans: February 4 – 8

Pre-AP English I

2/4  MUGshot Monday- editing exercise; Expository Writing – Room walk identifying structure and organization of essays; SAT Vocabulary List 7 – flashcards DUE Friday, TEST 2/15

2/5  LTOW – foil; EOC essay writing prep – 26-line box and penmanship practice

2/6  Shakespeare author study – background research

2/7  Shakespearean sonnets – students will take notes over Shakespearean sonnets and analyze his poetry; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

2/8 Reading Benchmark; Shakespearean sonnets – students follow Shakespeare’s style and write their own sonnet

English I

2/4  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Friday, TESET 2/15

2/5  LTOW – foil; Expository Writing – introduce prompt, brainstorm topic, craft thesis statement, and write introductory paragraph

2/6  Expository Writing – brainstorm examples for body paragraph 1 before writing paragraph

2/7  Expository Writing – brainstorm examples for body paragraph 2 before writing paragraph; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

2/8  Reading Benchmark; SSR – Book Talks March 6-8

February 1

Think About it Thursday

“Sports build good habits, confidence, and discipline.  They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities.”  Julie Foudy – American retired soccer midfielder, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist

January 24

Lesson Plans: January 28 – February 1

Pre-AP English I

1/28  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Expository Writing – “Words to Live By” essay DUE Friday

1/29  LTOW – euphemism; Expository Writing – “Words to Live By” essay DUE Friday

1/30  100th Day of School activities; Expository Writing – “Words to Live By” essay DUE Friday

1/31  Expository Writing DUE Friday

2/1   Counselors Visit with students about sophomore year; Writing Benchmark

English I

1/28  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Expository Writing – “The Dragon” students will recognize organization and structure of expository writing through analysis

1/29  1/29  LTOW – euphemism; Expository Writing – “The Invention of Foods” Students will recognize organization and structure of expository writing through analysis

1/30  100th Day of School writing activities

1/31  Writing Benchmark working on editing and revising skills

2/1 Counselors Visit with students about sophomore year; SSR novel for Book Talks in March

January 21

Lesson Plans: January 21 – 25

Pre-AP English I

1/21  NO SCHOOL:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/22  LTOW:  epithet; Expository Writing:  Elaboration Walk – Students will do a gallery walk searching for various methods of elaboration in the collaborative essays.

1/23  PLC Half Day; SSR – students will read their novels for March Book Talks; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST on Friday

1/24  Expository Writing:  Essay Corrections; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST on Friday

1/25  SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST

English I

1/21  NO SCHOOL:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/22  LTOW:  epithet; Expository Writing:  Students will review essay correction expectations and begin correcting their collaborative essays

1/23  PLC Half Day; SSR – students will read their novels for March Book Talks; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST on Friday

1/24  Paired Passage:  students will read two separate selections before discussing and answering questions over each; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST on Friday

1/25  SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST