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 – Gaea, Uranus, Kronos, Hundred-Handed Giants, Cyclopes, Tartarus, Eros, Chaos

2/21  20Time Pitches

2/22 Greek Mythology:  Read myth of Kronos & Zeus completing a Notesheet and beginning flashcards for 6 characters – Titans, Zeus, Rhea, Hera, Poseidon, Hades

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

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

January 11

Lesson Plans: January 14-18

Pre-AP Eng I

1/14  SAT Vocabulary List 6 – list and directions are in the Google Classroom.  Flashcards DUE Friday 1/18; TEST is Friday 1/25

1/15  LTOW:  dystopia; Informational Text – Students will read and discuss 10 Supreme Court Cases that Every Teen Should Know.

1/16 Expository Writing:  In collaborative groups, students will draft their introductory paragraphs following their approved outline and notes for how to craft an introduction

1/17 Expository Writing:  Methods of Elaboration – students will take notes over the various ways to elaborate in writing before drafting their individual body paragraph for the collaborative essay; Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

1/18  Writing Benchmark QUIZ; Expository Writing:  In collaborative groups, students will draft their conclusion paragraphs following notes on how to craft a conclusion

Eng I

1/14  SAT Vocabulary List 6 – list and directions are in the Google Classroom.  Flashcards DUE Friday 1/18; TEST is Friday 1/25

1/15  LTOW:  dystopia; Informational Text – Students will read and discuss 10 Supreme Court Cases that Every Teen Should Know.

1/16 Expository Writing: Students will take notes over Smiley Face Tricks

1/17  Expository Writing: Students will search for and create their own Smiley Face Tricks in writing; Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

1/18  Writing Benchmark QUIZ; Expository Writing:  Students will complete their search for Smiley Face Tricks in literature

January 7

Lesson Plans: January 7 – 11

Pre-AP Eng I

1/7  Review of Policies & Procedures; Intro Expository Writing

1/8  Expository Writing:  Review Texas STAAR Rubric for EOC and sample essays looking for rationale of scores received

1/9  Expository Writing:  Review TEXEXT format for outlining and writing; Consider the question “Why is ??? important to White Oak High School?”.

1/10  Expository Writing:  Collaboratively brainstorm and outline response to question

1/11 SSR:  Visit library to check out book for independent reading; Book Talks DUE first week of March

Eng I

1/7  Review of Policies & Procedures and school supplies needed

1/8  Expository Writing: Consider the question “Why is ??? important to White Oak High School?”  Collaboratively brainstorm reasons and write individual paragraphs in response.

1/9  Expository Writing: Students will take notes over how to construct an introductory paragraph and then work on writing theirs.

1/10  Expository Writing:  Students will take notes over how to construct a conclusion paragraph and then work on writing theirs.

1/11  SSR:  Visit library to check out book for independent reading; Book Talks DUE first week of March

December 3

Lesson Plans: December 3 – 7

Pre-AP English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information to present to the class about family feuds throughout history as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers.”  HW:  Watch video on irony in the Google Classroom

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story, create a glossary of unknown words, and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  “The Interlopers” – Students will begin writing a news article about the events of the feud in the short story; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  “The Interlopers” – Students will complete their news articles; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

English I

12/3:  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; Family Feuds – students will research and gather information about a historical family feud as background information for the reading of “The Interlopers”

12/4:  “The Interlopers” – Students will read the short story and work in small groups answering and discussing questions

12/5:  Irony & Inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/6:  SSR; Book Talks; SAT Vocab List 5 TEST Friday

12/7:  SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Book Talks

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 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.