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

August 27

Lesson Plans: August 27 – 31

AP English I

8/27  MUGshot (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar) Monday – Students will work through editing two sets of sentences; SAT Vocabulary List 1 – Students will be introduced to the first list from the SAT Top 100 and begin creating flashcards for study; Cards DUE 8/31, TEST 9/7

8/28  Lit Term of the Week:  allusion; Narrative Essay Intro; Read “New Directions” by Maya Angelou as a class, students read “The Pie” by Gary Soto in partners and begin answering study questions over the narrative

8/29  Socratic Seminar style of discussion over study questions answered about “The Pie.”

8/30  Students will take notes over the Storytelling Arc and begin creating their own for their narrative essay.

8/31  Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) and 1:1 conferences over personal arcs

English I

8/27  MUGshot (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar) Monday – Students will work through editing two sets of sentences; SAT Vocabulary List 1 – Students will be introduced to the first list from the SAT Top 100 and begin creating flashcards for study; Cards DUE 8/31, TEST 9/7

8/28  Lit Term of the Week:  allusion; Personal Narrative Essay Intro; Students read “The Pie” by Gary Soto and begin answering study questions over the narrative

8/29  Class discussion over study questions answered about “The Pie.”

8/30  Students will take notes over the Storytelling Arc and begin creating their own for their personal narrative essay.

8/31  Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) and 1:1 conferences over personal arcs