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Syllabus- English I, Period A

Monday, June 1, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015

 Date Classwork
 Homework
 MondayFThe Odyssey
Part 1: The Adventures of Odysseus
  - [Invocation of the Muse]: p 1045 (0.5 page)
  - Sailing from Troy: pp 1047-1048 (1.5 pages)
  - The Lotus Eaters: pp 1048-1049 (1 page)
  - The Cyclops: pp 1050-1063 (11.5 pages)
 TuesdayEThe Odyssey
Part 1: The Adventures of Odysseus (continued)
  - The Land of the Dead: pp 1064-1069 (4 pages)
  - The Sirens: pp 1071-1073 (2.5 pages)
  - Scylla and Charybdis: pp 1073-1076 (2.5 pages)
  - The Cattle of the Sun God: pp 1076-1082 (4.5 pages)
Part 2: The Return of Odysseus
  - "Twenty years gone and I am back again...": pp 1090-1096 (5 pages)
 WednesdayDThe Odyssey
Part 2: The Return of Odysseus (continued)
  - Argus: pp 1096-1097 (1.5 pages)
  - The Suitor: pp 1097-1100 (2.5 pages)
  - Penelope: pp 1100-1103 (2.5 pages)
  - The Challenge: pp 1103-1105 (1.5 pages)
  - Odysseus' Revenge: pp 1107-1111 (4 pages)
  - Penelope's Test: pp 1111-1114 (3 pages)
 ThursdayCFinal Exam Review

 FridayBDROP DAY

 MondayAThe Odyssey

 TuesdayGThe Odyssey

 WednesdayFThe Odyssey

 ThursdayA


 FridayEnglish Exam


Monday, May 25, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015

 Date Classwork
 Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day    

 TuesdayCPoetry
Annotate "The War Against the Trees" and "Time Does Not Bring Relief"
 WednesdayBDROP DAY

 ThursdayAWar Against Trees; Time Does Not Bring
Annotate "wrist-wrestling father"
 FridayG"wrist-wresting father"
TBD


Monday, May 18, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015

 Date Classwork
 Homework
 Monday
"Love Poem"
Annotate "Nightclub" and "One Art"
 Tuesday
DROP DAY

 Wednesday
"Nightclub" and "One Art"
Annotate "Poem to be Read at 3 AM" and "The Portrait"
 ThursdayE"Poem to be Read..." and "The Portrait"
Annotate "Stop all the Clocks" and "The Trail is Not a Trail"
 FridayD"Stop all the Clocks" and "The Trail..."




Monday, May 11, 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015

 Date Classwork 
 Homework
 MondayBDROP DAY

 TuesdayA"The Great Blue Heron"
Annotate "Instrument of Choice" and "Lines"
 WednesdayG"Instrument of Choice" and "Lines"
Annotate "Listen" and "Love is Not All"
 ThursdayF"Listen" and "Love is Not All"
Annotate "Love Poem" and "Men at Forty"
 FridayE"Love Poem" and "Men at Forty"



Monday, May 4, 2015 - Friday, May 8, 2015

 Date Classwork 
 Homework
 MondayGQUIZ: Poetic Terms
Annotate "So This is Nebraska" (see Google Classroom)
 TuesdayF"So This is Nebraska"
Annotate "Courting Forgetfulness"; attach to Google Classroom before class
 WednesdayE"Courting Forgetfulness"
Annotate "A Maxim" and "Dog's Death"; attach to Google Classroom before class
 ThursdayD"A Maxim"; "Dog's Death"
Annotate "Eating Poetry" and "The God Who Loves You"; attach to G.Class before class
 FridayC"Eating Poetry"; "God Who Loves..."
For Tuesday, annotate "The Great Blue Heron"; attach to Google Classroom before class


Monday, April 27, 2015 - Friday, May 1, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayDDiscuss Lawson Fusao Inada's "Memory"
Review Unit 12 vocab; take online quiz by midnight Thursday
 TuesdayCPoetic terms
Review vocab
 WednesdayBDROP DAY

 ThursdayAPoetic terms
Take online vocab quiz by midnight tonight
 Friday
NO CLASS (Periods C-E-F-X)
Review poetic terms for a quiz on Monday


Monday, April 13, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayBDROP DAY

Watch this video on A Raisin in the Sun
 TuesdayAA Raisin in the Sun Group Activity  (Group Assignments)
Review Unit 11 vocab; take online quiz by end of school Friday
 WednesdayGGroup activity continued
Review vocab
 ThursdayFConclude A Raisin in the Sun
Take online vocab quiz by end of class tomorrow
 FridayEIntroduction to the Poetry Unit;
Presentation

Choose a poem (first-come, first-served!); For Monday, read "Memory" and come to class prepared to discuss the poem.


Monday, April 6, 2015 - Friday, April 9, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayGA Raisin in the Sun
Review my comments/edits for your intro paragraph and first body section and rewrite
 TuesdayFA Raisin in the Sun
Write second body sections
 WednesdayEA Raisin in the Sun
Write third body sections
 ThursdayDA Raisin in the Sun
Write conclusion and proofread your essay; submit final draft in Google  Clsrm by class tomorrow
 FridayCA Raisin in the Sun
Watch this video on A Raisin in the Sun


Monday, March 30, 2015 - Friday, April 3, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayDRomeo and Juliet essayLitWrite the intro paragraph of your Romeo & Juliet essay- see Google Classroom
 TuesdayCRomeo and Juliet essay    LitWrite the first body paragraph of your Romeo & Juliet essay- see Google Classroom
 WednesdayBDROP DAY

 ThursdayARomeo and Juliet essayLitTBD
 Friday
NO SCHOOL- GOOD FRIDAY
Happy Easter


Monday, March 23, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayBD R O P
 TuesdayAReview Mechanics of Good Writing

 WednesdayGTEST: Mechanics of Good Writing

 ThursdayFRomeo and Juliet essayLit.Read the shared Google doc with references to time in Romeo and Juliet and come to class with some ideas for a thesis statement and claims
 Friday
NO SCHOOL



Monday, March 16, 2015 - Friday, March 20, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayGRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 10 vocabulary word- Quiz due by end of school Friday
 TuesdayFRomeo and JulietLit.
 WednesdayEQUIZ: Acts IV & V Romeo and JulietLit.
 ThursdayDRomeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 10 vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow
 FridayCRomeo and JulietLit.


Monday, March 9, 2015 - Friday, March 13, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayERomeo and JulietLit.Complete Blog Post #4 by Wednesday's class
 TuesdayDRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 9 vocabulary words- Quiz due by end of school Friday
 Wednesday
Romeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 9 vocab quiz by end of school Friday
 ThursdayBD R O P

 FridayARomeo and JulietLit.TBD


Monday, March 2, 2015 - Friday, March 6, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayCRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 8 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Friday)
 TuesdayBD R O P
 WednesdayARomeo and JulietLit.
 ThursdayGRomeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 8 vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow
 FridayFRomeo and JulietLit.


Monday, February 23, 2015 - Friday, February 27, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayGRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 7 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Thursday)
 TuesdayFRomeo and JulietLit.
 WednesdayERomeo and JulietLit.
 ThursdayDQUIZ: Romeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 7 vocab quiz by end of school today
 Friday
Romeo and Juliet
Complete Blog Post #3 by Monday's class


Monday, February 9, 2015 - Friday, February 13, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayESNOW DAY

 TuesdayDRomeo and JulietLit.
 Wednesday
Blog Assignment #2Lit.
 ThursdayBD R O P

 FridayARomeo and JulietLit.


Monday, February 2, 2015 - Friday, February 6, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayCSNOW DAY

 TuesdayBD R O P  

 WednesdayARomeo and JulietLit.Create blog; Write Blog Entry #1 by tomorrow's class
 ThursdayGRomeo and JulietLit.
 FridayFRomeo and JulietLit.


Monday, January 26, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayA


 TuesdayG


 WednesdayF


 ThursdayD

 FridayC




Monday, January 19, 2015 - Friday, January 23, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day

 Tuesday
EXAMS

 Wednesday
EXAMS

 ThursdayCRomeo & JulietLit.
 FridayBD R O P



Monday, January 12, 2015 - Friday, January 16, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayGShakespeare, Tragedy, and Romeo & JulietLit.
 TuesdayFRomeo & JulietLit.
 Wednesday
Romeo & JulietLit.
 Thursday
EXAMS
 Friday
EXAMS



Monday, January 5, 2015 - Friday, January 9, 2015

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayEPreparing for presentations

 TuesdayDMid-year presentations

 WednesdayCMid-year presentations

 ThursdayBD R O P
 FridayAMid-year presentations



Monday, December 22, 2014 - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayGWhat makes great books great?

 TuesdayATaste versus expertise



Monday, December 15, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayEWriting the Literary Argument Essay: Introduction
Finish your introduction (You do not have to submit it at this point)
 TuesdayDRewrite first body paragraph
Write second body paragraph
 WednesdayCPeer edit second body paragraphs    
Finish body paragraphs for Friday's class (submit in Google Classroom: Step 3)
 ThursdayBD R O P
 FridayAWriting the Literary Argument Essay: Conclusion
For Monday, write the concluding paragraph of your essay


Monday, December 8, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayBD R O P

 TuesdayAWriting the Literary Argument Essay: The Thesis
On the chart posted in Google Classroom complete the thesis and topic sentence blocks
 WednesdayGWriting the Literary Argument Essay: Topic Sentences/Evidence
On the chart posted in G. Classroom, complete the evidence blocks
 ThursdayFDUE:  M.Y. OutlineComplete the analysis blocks and submit your chart in Google Classroom
Write your first body paragraph in Google Classroom
 FridayEWriting the Literary Argument Essay: Body Paragraphs



Monday, December 1, 2014 - Friday, December 5, 2014

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayGRead O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
After reading O'Connor's story, prepare for a Socratic seminar. You may refer to the "Questions for Study" following the story for some ideas.
 TuesdayFSocratic Seminar: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"; My seminar notes
Review Unit 6 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Friday)
 WednesdayEWriting an outline; "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Review vocab    
 ThursdayD"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Review vocab (take quiz by end of school tomorrow)
 FridayCWriting the argument essay
TBD


Monday, November 24, 2014 - Friday, November 28, 2014

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayBD R O P
Read your biography/autobiography
 TuesdayAWriting instruction- Mechanics; Outlines
Read your biography/autobiography
 WednesdayGComplete assignment on Google Classroom
Read your biography/autobiography
 ThursdayDH A P P Y  T H A N K S G I V I N G

 FridayCN O  S C H O O L



Monday, November 17, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 2014

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayGWriting instruction- Mechanics; Literary Analysis
Rewrite a paragraph of your Poe essay (Google Classroom 25 points)
 TuesdayFRead John Bell Clayton's "The White Circle" and answer questions (see Google Classroom)

 WednesdayEComplete this blog assignment

 ThursdayDRead Tobias Wolff's "Mortals" and answer questions (see Google Classoom)

 FridayCComplete this blog assignment



Monday, November 10, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayD"The Scarlet Ibis" & "The Most Dangerous Game"Lit.Review Unit 5 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Friday)
 Tuesday
NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
 WednesdayCWriting instruction- Mechanics
Write one paragraph about any subject without using any "to be" verbs; review vocab     QUIZ LINK
 ThursdayBD  R  O  P
Take the vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow   QUIZ LINK
 FridayAWriting instruction- Mechanics



Monday, November 3, 2014 - Friday, November 7, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayBD  R  O  P

 TuesdayADue: TKAM Mini-Research Assignment;
Share literary criticism
TKAMRead O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" 
 WednesdayG"The Gift of the Magi"Lit.Read Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace"
 ThursdayF"The Necklace"
Read James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis"
 FridayE"The Scarlet Ibis"
Read RIchard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game";
You must finalize your TKAM Mini-Research assignment for Monday


Monday, October 27, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayGIntro. to Mid-year Project;
Characterization
TKAMReview Unit 4 vocabulary words (Quiz due by midnight Thursday); Select a book by class Friday
 TuesdayFCharacterizationTKAMSame as Monday night
 WednesdayEMeet in Library
Review vocab. VOCAB QUIZ LINK
 ThursdayDMeet in Library
Read pages 3-18, 29-31 of the excerpt of Mary McDonagh Murphy's Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird 
 FridayCDiscussion of last night's reading
To Kill a Mockingbird Research assignment (see Google Classroom)


Monday, October 20, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL

 TuesdayDTo Kill a Mockingbird TKAMBlog posting
 WednesdayCTo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead Thomas Foster's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes: To Kill a Mockingbird"
 ThursdayBNo class- Retreat

 FridayAFoster essay; Intro Mid-year Project
TBD


Monday, October 13, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL

 TuesdayGTo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 16-17
 Wednesday
No Class- PSATs
Read To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 18-20
 ThursdayFTo Kill a Mockingbird TKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 21-23
 FridayETo Kill a Mockingbird TKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 24-31 (end)


Monday, October 6, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayETo Kill a Mockingbird   TKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 3-5
 TuesdayDTo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 6-8
 WednesdayCTo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 9-10
 ThursdayBD  R  O  P

 FridayATo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 11-15


Monday, September 29, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayCDUE: Plagiarism assignment;
Plagiarism

Review Unit 3 vocabulary words (Quiz due by midnight WEDNESDAY)
QUIZ LINK
 TuesdayBD  R  O  P
Review vocabulary words
 Wed.AGrammar: Parts of SentenceWHReview and take Unit 3 vocabulary quiz by midnight tonight: QUIZ LINK;
Complete the Google+ assignment (see Home Page)
 ThursdayGGrammar: Parts of SentenceWHStudy for tomorrow's grammar quiz
 FridayFQuiz: Grammar;
To Kill a Mockingbird
TKAMRead TKAM, Ch 1-2


Monday, September 22, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014
**You will need your copy of To Kill a Mockingbird for class NEXT WEEK

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayADiscuss Poe's "The Black Cat" and "The Cask of Amontillado" 
Lit.
Writing assignment: Edgar Allan Poe (see Google Classroom): Due Thursday by class
 TuesdayGPlagiarism Presentation
Writing assignment
 Wed.FGrammarWriter's HelpWriting assignment (due tomorrow by class)
 ThursdayEDUE: Poe Essay; GrammarWH
 FridayDD  R  O  P
Plagiarism assignment (see Google Classroom): Due Monday;
Bring Mockingbird to class Monday


Monday, September 15, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayFDiscuss "The Power of Two"; literary terms    
    
Review literary terms -- Quiz Wednesday
 TuesdayEReview literary terms
Review literary terms
 WednesdayDQuiz: Lit. Terms;
Reagan's Challenger Address

Review vocab words (quiz due by end of school Friday) 
 ThursdayCSpeechesLit.Take the vocab quiz by the end of school tomorrow.  Quiz Link
 FridayBD  R  O  PLit.Read Poe's "The Black Cat" and "The Cask of Amontillado" for Monday


Monday, September 8, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014

 Date  Classwork  Book Homework
MondayDWhat is Truth Review vocabulary words 
TuesdayCLiterary Terms Read NY Times article on JFK's assassination and Lady Bird Johnson's "A White House Diary" (Reading List)
WednesdayBD  R  O  P 
ThursdayADiscuss Kennedy articlesLit.Take the vocab quiz by the end of school tomorrow. Quiz Link
FridayGLiterary terms;
"The Power of Two"

Make flashcards (paper or Quizlet) of the non-fiction and fiction terms: term on front, definition on back

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Friday, September 5, 2014
Tuesday A, Wednesday G, Thursday F, Friday E

Classwork
  • "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
  • Review class policies and expectations
  • Why English?
Homework
  • Read Class Policies and Expectations (Period C- Tuesday; Period G- Wednesday)
  • Read the following three articles found on the Reading List page:  “‘Losing Yourself’ in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life, “Reading Literature Makes us Smarter and Nicer,” and “Your Brain on Fiction” (Period C- Thursday; Period G- Friday)