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

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 1

Lesson Plans: February 4 – 8

Pre-AP English I

2/4  MUGshot Monday- editing exercise; Expository Writing – Room walk identifying structure and organization of essays; SAT Vocabulary List 7 – flashcards DUE Friday, TEST 2/15

2/5  LTOW – foil; EOC essay writing prep – 26-line box and penmanship practice

2/6  Shakespeare author study – background research

2/7  Shakespearean sonnets – students will take notes over Shakespearean sonnets and analyze his poetry; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

2/8 Reading Benchmark; Shakespearean sonnets – students follow Shakespeare’s style and write their own sonnet

English I

2/4  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Friday, TESET 2/15

2/5  LTOW – foil; Expository Writing – introduce prompt, brainstorm topic, craft thesis statement, and write introductory paragraph

2/6  Expository Writing – brainstorm examples for body paragraph 1 before writing paragraph

2/7  Expository Writing – brainstorm examples for body paragraph 2 before writing paragraph; SAT Vocabulary List 7 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

2/8  Reading Benchmark; SSR – Book Talks March 6-8

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 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

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.