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 26

Lesson Plans: November 26 – 30

Pre-AP English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Dead Words Project – Students will choose a word which needs to be laid to rest and create a tombstone and eulogy for it.

11/29:  Dead Words Project – Students will continue working on their tombstones and eulogies  HW:  Complete Dead Words Tombstone & Eulogy; SAT Vocab Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  Dead Words Funeral – Students will present their tombstone before placing it in the “graveyard.”  HW:  Read individual novel for Book Talk next week 12/5-7

English I

11/26:  MUGshot Monday editing exercise; Essay Corrections from Night essay test; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – flashcards DUE 11/30 and TEST 12/7

11/27:  Class meets with Mrs. Pearce about scheduling for future years; students work on Vocab flashcards or read their outside novel

11/28:  Read “Gift of the Magi” in partners

11/29:  Watch TEDTalk video on irony and complete irony/inferencing assignment in Google Classroom; Homework:  SAT Flashcards DUE Tomorrow

11/30:  SSR:  Students will read their chosen novel for Book Talk next week

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

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.

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

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.