March 31

Lesson Plans: April 1 – 5

Pre-AP English I

4/1  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Greek Mythology:  Binders DUE; students review for TEST on Wednesday; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/2  LTOW:  nemesis; Greek Mythology:  Review for TEST tomorrow;SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/3  Greek Mythology:  TEST; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/4  Greek Mythology:  In-class essay; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Tomorrow

4/5  SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST

English I

4/1  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Expository Writing:  Students will review the organizational structure of an expository essay as they begin brainstorming ideas for their thesis statement;  SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/2  LTOW:  nemesis; Expository Writing:  Students will brainstorm points to support their main ideas; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/3  Expository Writing:  Students will complete their plan sheet for writing an expository essay; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Friday 4/5

4/4  Expository Writing:  Students will write their expository essay and work through the revision and editing process; SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST Tomorrow

4/5  SAT Vocabulary List 9 TEST

March 22

Lesson Plans: March 25 – 29

Pre-AP English I

3/25  Greek Mythology:  In small groups, students will compare/contrast Theseus and Katniss Everdeen.  QuickWrite #8 “What specific qualities in our modern world do you think are heroic? Give examples from your life or people you’ve studied in history class who have/had some (or maybe all) of those qualities.  Do you think most people in our culture today share author Suzanne Collins’ ideas about the ideal heroic qualities?”; SAT Vocabulary List 9 flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/26  LTOW:  motif; Greek Mythology:  Students will read the story of Perseus, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for the following characters:  Perseus, Danae, Acrisius, Medusa, Gray Sisters, Andromeda, Athena, Hermes; SAT Vocabulary List 9 flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/27  Greek Mythology:  Students will watch movie clips of the character Medusa; QuickWrite #9  “If you were a god or goddess, what changes would you want to make to mankind? Would you want to be immortal or would you prefer to live a normal lifespan of 80-to-100 years? Explain your answers.”; SAT Vocabulary List 9 flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/28  No Classes:  UIL District Academic Competition

3/29  Greek Mythology:  Students will work on completing their binders which are DUE Monday, April 1; Greek Mythology EXAM is Tuesday, April 2

English I

3/25  SAT Vocabulary List 9 in Google classroom:  flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/26  LTOW:  motif; EOC Reading Passage practice

3/27  EOC Writing Passage practice; SAT Vocabulary List 9 flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/28  No Classes:  UIL District Academic Competition; SAT Vocabulary List 9 flashcards DUE Friday, March 29

3/29  EOC Paired Passage practice

 

March 22

Think About it Thursday

“If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. Look a little closer; stare a little longer because there’s something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.  You built a cast around your broken heart
and signed it yourself. You signed it, ‘They were wrong.'”  Shane Koyczan

March 19

Lesson Plans: March 18 – 22

3/18  NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday

3/19  LTOW:  kenning; Greek Mythology – QuickWrite #6:  Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.  Recall a time when you could not resist temptation and later regretted your decision.  Students will then read story of Orpheus, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Orpheus, Eurydice, and Aristeus.

3/20  Greek Mythology – Students will read story of Midas, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Midas and Apollo.  HOMEWORK:  QuickWrite #7  Nobody is perfect; we all have our flaws. What do you feel are some of your shortcomings/flaws and what strong points do you feel compensate for these flaws?

3/21  Greek Mythology – Students will read story of Theseus, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Theseus, Aegeus, Ariadne, Corynetes, Pityocamptes, Procrustes, and Sciron; 20Time Project exit ticket

3/22  20Time Project; HOMEWORK:  Complete story of Theseus

English I

3/18  NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday

3/19  LTOW:  kenning; Poetry – students will review haiku poetry before writing their own poems with provided topics and one of their own creation

3/20  Poetry – students will review acrostic poetry before writing their own about a character or setting that we have read about this year

3/21  Poetry – students will be introduced to blackout poetry and begin their creating their own blackout poem

3/22  Poetry – students will complete their blackout poem; Sustained Silent Reading – students will check out a library book for their final quarter book talk

March 4

Lesson Plans: March 4 – 8

Pre-AP English I

3/4  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise and comma splice assignment; Greek Mythology – Students will read story of Psyche and Eros, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Psyche, Eros (different from the earlier Eros), Aphrodite, and Zephyrus; HOMEWORK:  QuickWrite #4 – “Do you believe in fate/destiny? Do you believe that there is one perfect person on the planet that you are supposed to fall in love with or do you believe that there are many people in the world with whom you could be happily married?”

3/5  Greek Mythology – Students will read story of Daedalus, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Daedalus, Icarus, Minos, Minotaur; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Friday

3/6  Greek Mythology – Students will participate in analysis and discussion of a painting, poem, and song based upon the fall of Icarus; 20Time Project – exit ticket; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Friday

3/7  20Time Projects; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Tomorrow

3/8  SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST; Greek Mythology – QuickWrite #5 – “Think of someone you have met (can be a real or fictional person) who was completely stuck on himself/herself. Describe this person and your opinions about his/her behaviors. Feel free to use a pseudonym if you choose to discuss a real person.”; Students will read story of Narcissus and Echo, take notes as they read, and create flashcards for Narcissus and Echo

English I

3/4  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise and comma splice assignment; Poetry Unit – Students will read and annotate “Seven Ages of Man” following the 9 steps to reading poetry and then join in small group discussion over guided questions before creating their own “Seven Ages” extended metaphor – DUE Wednesday; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Friday

3/5  Poetry Unit – Students will work on their “Seven Ages” extended metaphor DUE Tomorrow; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Friday

3/6  Poetry Unit – Students will explain their “Seven Ages” metaphors in small groups; Book Talks; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Friday

3/7  Poetry Unit – Students will create acrostic poems; Book Talks; HOMEWORK:  read novel for Book Talk 3/6-8; SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST Tomorrow

3/8  SAT Vocabulary List 8 TEST; Book Talks