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 24

Lesson Plans: February 25 – March 1

Pre-AP English I

2/25  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 8 in Google Classroom – flashcards DUE Friday 3/1; Greek Mythology:  Prometheus – students will read the story of Prometheus, complete a notesheet, and create flashcards for the following characters:  Prometheus, Epimetheus, Hephaestus; HOMEWORK:  QuickWrite #2 – “How do you rank the following qualities in relationships with potential boyfriends/girlfriends? Looks • Personality • Trust

2/26  LTOW – idiom; Greek  Mythology:  Pandora – students will read the story of Pandora, complete a notesheet, and  create a flashcard for the character; QuickWrite #3

2/27  English I EOC Benchmark; 1/2 day of school

2/28  English I EOC Benchmark:  students will enter answers into DMAC for scoring; Greek Mythology:  Demeter – students will read the story of Demeter, complete a notesheet, and create flashcards for the following characters:  Demeter and Persephone; 20Time Exit ticket; HOMEWORK:  SAT Vocabulary List 8 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

3/1  20Time – Students will spend the class time working on their own 20Time projects which were approved last week in class

English I

2/25  MUGshot Monday – editing exercise; SAT Vocabulary List 8 in Google Classroom – flashcards DUE Friday 3/1

2/26  LTOW – idiom; Poetry Unit – students will read and annotate “Miniver Cheevy” following the 9 steps to reading poetry and then join in small group discussion

2/27  English I EOC Benchmark; 1/2 day of school

2/28  English I EOC Benchmark:  students will enter answers into DMAC for scoring; Poetry Unit – students will finish discussion questions of the poem, “Miniver Cheevy”; HOMEWORK:  SAT Vocabulary List 8 flashcards DUE Tomorrow

3/1 SSR – students are to read their chosen novel for the quarter for Book Talks March 6-8 (TEST grade!)

 

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

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 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.