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

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.

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.