August 20

Lesson Plans: August 20 – 24

Pre-AP English I

8/20:  Students will read one of their vignettes from their summer reading assignment and share why they chose the vignette they read to the class.

8/21:  Lit Term Tuesday:  alliteration; Students will read one of their vignettes from their summer reading assignment and share why they chose the vignette they read to the class.

8/22:  Students will understand English department policies, WOHS Pre-AP & AP course contract, classroom policies and procedures, and receive instruction for our SSR (sustained silent reading) time on most Fridays.  HW (homework):  Students will review and sign both the English department policies and Pre-AP Course contract along with their parents/guardians.  DUE Friday 8/24; free “100” in gradebook for those returned Thursday 8/23.

8/23:  Students will understand the power of punctuation as they take notes and actively engage in class editing exercises before completing some on their own.  HW:  Students will bring their signed policies and contract along with their first SSR book to class tomorrow 8/24.

8/24:  SSR (sustained silent reading) Day  Students will begin reading their first SSR novel.

English I

8/20:  Students will understand the expectations of SSR (sustained silent reading) time on most Fridays and will begin thinking and choosing their first novel; Students will understand expectations of MUGshot (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar) Monday routine and work through the first one.  HW (homework):  signed English department policies are DUE 8/21

8/21:  Students will understand the expectations of Lit Term Tuesday and take notes over the first one – alliteration; Students will participate in a class review of the 8 parts of speech

8/22:  Students will understand the power of punctuation as they take notes and actively engage in class editing exercises before completing some on their own.

8/23:  Students will take notes over proper etiquette for sending email communication and complete an online exercise  HW:  SSR books are DUE in class tomorrow 8/24

8/24:  SSR (sustained silent reading) Day  Students will begin reading their first SSR novel.

August 16

Lesson Plans: August 16-17

Pre-AP English I

Thursday:  Students will turn in their book of vignettes from the summer reading assignment, write and sign reading statements attesting to the number of pages they read, and complete sentence starters relating to their needs as a student and then discuss responses.

Friday:  Students will write a timed-essay over The Coffin Quilt.

English I

Thursday:  Students will work in groups to complete sentence starters relating to their needs as a student and then discuss responses.

Friday:  Students will join Remind and understand basic English department policies and procedures.  Students will, along with their parents, review and sign the WOHS English Department Policies.  DUE Tuesday, August 21st; Return Monday, August 20th for a free 100.

August 12

Supply List

Pre-AP English I & English I:  Students will need the following items:  pens (any color and red), pencils, highlighters, binder specifically for English, dividers, 2 composition books, 3×5 index cards, and notebook paper.

July 7

AP English Literature and Composition Summer Reading 2018

Class of 2019,

You are now seniors!! How exciting!! Cap and Gown pictures are coming up this month.  ACT/SAT tests have been taken and perhaps a retake is scheduled.  If you haven’t taken one of these tests already, it is time to sign up! Don’t put this off any longer.  College application deadlines are right around the corner.  UT Texas is December 1.  Early application deadlines are in September and October.  The summer months are nice and relaxing, but don’t let them waste away all your time.  Be productive as you look forward to the future! And what a bright future it is!!

For those of you taking AP English Lit, there is a summer reading assignment.  I have attached the packet to this post so you will be prepared for the first day of the school year.  You will need to read 1984 by George Orwell and Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

2018 Summer Reading Assignment AP Eng Lit

If you have any questions please email me or your new teacher, Pam Lattin.  [email protected]  I will be teaching the freshmen this school year! I plan to live up to the standard of your freshmen English teacher! Wish me luck and stop by and see me!

June 30

Donors Choose Project

I have submitted a project through Donors Choose.  You may help our classroom become an effective environment for collaboration and creativity.  Click the link below, enter the code RIPPLE for a matching donation up to $50 through July 7, and donate to our classroom!

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/form-follows-function/3367258/

Thank you so much for helping! Together, we can achieve more!

June 5

Summer Writing Fun

AP Eng I     Be sure and check our Google Classroom for a chance to begin building your extra credit points! While you’re there, turn on the notifications so you don’t miss any updates throughout the year! Have fun!

May 22

Summer Reading 2018

I will be the English I teacher beginning in August for the 2018-2019 school year.  Below is the link for the summer reading assignment for all freshmen in Pre-AP English I.  Please contact me with any questions you might have!

Have a great summer!!!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UoScyPQP33oPvcV0kyI7v4Sv2IdaB5gEsyzyIn2TtlQ/edit