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 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 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

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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.

September 23

Lesson Plans: September 24 – 28

Pre-AP English I

9/24:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Raisin in the Sun – Students will begin 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; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/25:  Literary Term of the Week – Anti-Hero; Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading, annotating, and analyzing as a group both in class and through the Google Classroom; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/26:  PLC Day for teachers; Half-Day for students – Dismiss at 12:15 p.m.  Students will complete any online discussion in the Google Classroom; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/27:  Raisin in the Sun – Students will continue reading, annotating, and analyzing as a group both in class and through the Google Classroom; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST Tomorrow.

9/28:  SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST.

English I

9/24:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Langston Hughes – Students will do an author study so that they will sharpen their research skills as they learn about an important figure in American literature; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/25:  Literary Term of the Week – Anti-Hero; “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes – Students will read this short story as a class and answer analysis questions; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/26:  PLC Day for teachers; Half-Day for students – Dismiss at 12:15 p.m.  Students will read their SSR novel in preparation for Book Talks by October 12; SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST on Friday.

9/27:  “Thank You, M’am” – Students will take notes on theme in literature, determine the theme of Hughes’ short story, and write a meaningful thesis statement for a literary analysis essay (writing the thesis only); SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST Tomorrow.

9/28:  SAT Vocabulary List 3 TEST.

September 16

Lesson Plans: September 17 – 21

AP English I

9/17:  Write Like a Pro Review – practice sentences available over appositives, absolutes, and participles; SAT Vocabulary List 2 posted in Google Classroom – Flashcards DUE Friday 9/21, TEST Friday 9/28; Students will continue their Raisin in the Sun background research in preparation for teaching the class beneficial information for understanding the play- Presentations will be made Tuesday and Wednesday

9/18:  Literary Term of the Week – antagonist; Students will begin Raisin in the Sun background research presentations

9/19:  Raisin in the Sun background research presentations

9/20:  Begin reading Raisin in the Sun taking notes/answering questions for completing character chart, discovering theme and symbolism, creating conflict map, and learning dramatic devices; Vocab flashcards DUE Tomorrow

9/21:  Continue reading Raisin in the Sun

English I

9/17:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 2 posted in Google Classroom – students will begin creating flashcards for each word DUE Friday 9/21, TEST Friday 9/28

9/18:  Literary Term of the Week – antagonist; Students will begin reviewing notes, assignments, and readings from the past few weeks in preparation for a TEST on Thursday 9/20

9/19:  Students will continue their review in preparation for a TEST Tomorrow 9/20

9/20:  TEST; Bring book tomorrow for sustained, silent reading

9/21:  SSR; Students who have completed their books may schedule their book talks; Book Talks (test grade) must be completed by 10/12

September 10

Lesson Plans: September 10 – 14

AP English I

9/10:  Mugshot Monday; Narrative Essay -Students will work through peer editing with a partner in the final steps of revising and editing so that their narratives are ready to turn in Wednesday 9/12.

9/11:  LTOW – analogy; Narrative Essay – Students will apply steps of revising and editing to their essays as well as the components of Writing Like a Pro steps so that their final copy will be publication ready TOMORROW.

9/12:  Grammar- Students will take notes over the four kinds of sentence structures and create their own in order to understand the variety of sentences; Novel Study – Students will be introduced to the play Raisin in the Sun and the background research project which will lay the foundation as we begin to read the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

9/13:  Grammar – Students will play Trashketball as a review of the four kinds of sentence structure.

9/14:  Novel Study – Students will use classtime to research and compile needed information for the background research project which will lay the foundation for studying the play Raisin in the Sun.  Presentations will begin Monday, 9/17

English I

9/10:  Mugshot Monday; Narrative Essay -Students will work through peer editing with a partner in the final steps of revising and editing so that their narratives are ready to turn in Wednesday 9/12.

9/11:  LTOW – analogy; Narrative Essay – Students will apply steps of revising and editing to their essays so that their final copy will be publication ready TOMORROW.

9/12:  Grammar- Students will take notes over the four kinds of sentence structures and create their own in order to understand the variety of sentences.

9/13:  Grammar – Students will play Trashketball as a review of the four kinds of sentence structure.

9/14:  SSR – Students will spend their class time reading their personally chosen novels.

September 4

Lesson Plans: September 3 – 7

Pre-AP English I & English I

9/3:  NO SCHOOL/Labor Day

9/4:  Literary Term of the Week – anagrams; Personal Narrative Essay – Show Not Tell     Students will learn how to provide and practice providing sensory details to their writing so that they can show the reader their message instead of simply telling them; SAT Vocab List 1 TEST on Friday 9/7

9/5:  Personal Narrative Essay – Writing Dialogue & Adding Sensory Details     Students will review how to properly include dialogue into their writing so that they can accurately include compelling dialogue in their stories; they will also work through a Sensory Questionnaire so that they can include these descriptors in their rough drafts which they will begin writing – Rough Drafts are DUE Monday 9/10; SAT Vocab List 1 TEST on Friday 9/7

9/6:  Personal Narrative Essay – Write Like a Pro     Students will learn six simple steps to immediately improve their writing so that they can broaden their audience as they share their stories – Rough Drafts are DUE Monday 9/10; SAT Vocab List 1 TEST Tomorrow

9/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 1 TEST; Personal Narrative Essay – Rough Draft DUE Monday 9/10