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 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 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

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

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 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 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.