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Syllabus- English I, Period B

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)
 ThursdayCDROP DAY

 FridayBFinal Exam review

 MondayAThe Odyssey

 TuesdayGThe Odyssey

 WednesdayFThe Odyssey

 ThursdayAThe Odyssey

 FridayEnglish Exam


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

 Date Classwork
 Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day    

 TuesdayCDROP DAY

 WednesdayB"Time Does Not Bring Relief"; "Time With You"
Annotate "Walking Across the Atlantic" and "wrist-wrestling father"
 ThursdayA"Walking Across the Atlantic"; "wrist-wrestling father"

 FridayGPoetry    
TBD


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

 Date Classwork
 Homework
 Monday
"Love Poem"; "Meeting at Night"
Annotate "Nightclub" and "Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad"
 Tuesday
"Men at Forty"; "Nightclub"; "Not Bad..."
Annotate "Poem to be Read at 3 AM" and "The Portrait"
 Wednesday
DROP DAY

 ThursdayE"Poem to be Read..." and "The Portrait"
Annotate "Stop all the Clocks" and "Those Winter Sundays"
 FridayD"Stop all the Clocks" and "Those Winter Sundays"

For Wednesday: Annotate "Time Does Not Bring Relief" and "Time With You"


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

 Date Classwork 
 Homework
 MondayB"Dog's Death"; "Four Moon Planet"
Annotate "The Great Blue Heron"
 TuesdayA"The Great Blue Heron"
Annotate "Lines" and "Listen"
 WednesdayG"Lines" and "Listen"
Annotate "Love is Not All" and "Love Poem"
 ThursdayF"Love is Not All" and "Love Poem"

 FridayEAnnotate "Meeting at Night & Parting at Morning" 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 "A Romance for the Wild Turkey"; attach to G.Class before class
 ThursdayD"A Maxim"; "Romance for Turkey"
For Monday: Annotate "Dog's Death" and "The Four Moon Planet"; attach to Google Classroom before class
 FridayCDROP DAY


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
 TuesdayCDROP DAY
 WednesdayBPoetic terms
Review vocab    
 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
 MondayBDUE: Romeo and Juliet essay (Google Classroom);
Documentary on A Raisin in the Sun (see Google Classroom)


 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 the vocab quiz by end of school 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 to your intro paragraph and rewrite
 TuesdayFA Raisin in the Sun
Review my comments/edits to your first body section and rewrite
 WednesdayEA Raisin in the Sun
Write the second body section
 ThursdayDA Raisin in the Sun
Write the third body section and conclusion; proofread; submit your final essay on Google Classroom by class on Monday.
 FridayCDROP DAY
Bring EAR BUDS to class on Monday


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
 TuesdayCDROP DAY

 WednesdayBRomeo and Juliet essayLitWrite the first body section of your Romeo & Juliet essay- see Google Classroom
 ThursdayARomeo and Juliet essayLitTBD
 Friday
NO SCHOOL- GOOD FRIDAY
Happy Easter


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

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayB32-Second Romeo and Juliet
 TuesdayAReview Mechanics of Good Writing

 WednesdayGTEST: Mechanics of Good Writing

 ThursdayFRomeo and Juliet essayLit.Read shared Google Doc on references to time in Romeo & Juliet and come to class prepared with possible 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.
 WednesdayERomeo and JulietLit.
 ThursdayDRomeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 10 vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow
 FridayCD R O PLit.TBD


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

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayERomeo and JulietLit.Complete Blog Post #4 by Wednesday midnight
 TuesdayDRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 9 vocabulary words- Quiz due by end of school Friday
 Wednesday
HALF DAY A-C-D-G
 ThursdayBRomeo and JulietLit.Take Unit 9 vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow
 FridayARomeo and JulietLit.TBD


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

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayCD R O P

 TuesdayBRomeo and JulietLit.Review Unit 8 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Friday)
 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.
 ThursdayDBlog Assignment #3Lit.Take Unit 7 vocab quiz by end of school today
 Friday
NO CLASS- HALF DAY (A-C-F-G)
TBD


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

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayESNOW DAY

 TuesdayDRomeo and JulietLit.
 Wednesday
Blog Assignment #2Lit.
 ThursdayBRomeo and JulietLit.
 FridayARomeo and JulietLit.


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

 Date Classwork Book Homework
 MondayCSNOW DAY

 TuesdayBDELAYED OPENING- NO CLASS

 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

 ThursdayCD R O P
 FridayBRomeo & JulietLit.


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

 WednesdayCD R O P

 ThursdayBMid-year presentations
 FridayAMid-year presentations



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
For Thursday, write second and third body paragraphs
 WednesdayCD R O P

 ThursdayBPeer edit body paragraphs
Finish body paragraphs for Friday's class (submit in Google Classroom: Step 3)
 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
 MondayBWriting the Argument Essay
Work on your Mid-year project outline (Due Thursday)
 TuesdayAWriting the Argument Essay: The Thesis
On the chart posted in Google Classroom, complete the thesis and topic sentence blocks
 WednesdayGWriting the Argument Essay: Topic Sentences/Evidence
On the chart posted in G. Classroom, complete the evidence blocks
 ThursdayFDUE: M.Y. Outline; Complete the analysis blocks and submit your chart in Google Classroom
Write the first body paragraph in Google Classroom: You MUST submit this by midnight Friday so that I can read them this weekend.
 FridayED R O P



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    
 ThursdayDWriting the argument essay    
Review vocab (take quiz by end of school tomorrow)
 FridayCD R O P
TBD


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

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayBComplete this blog assignment
Read your biography/autobiography
 TuesdayAWriting instruction- Mechanics; Outlines
Read your biography/autobiography
 WednesdayGD R O P
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 "The White Circle" and answer the worksheet questions (Google Classroom)

 WednesdayEComplete this blog assignment

 ThursdayDRead Tobias Wolff's "Mortals" and answer the worksheet questions (Google Classroom)

 FridayCD  R  O  P



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
 WednesdayCD  R  O  P
Review vocab   QUIZ LINK
 ThursdayBWriting instruction
Write one paragraph about any subject without using any "to be" verbs; take the vocab quiz by end of school tomorrow    QUIZ LINK
 FridayAWriting instruction



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

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayBDue: TKAM Mini-Research Assignment; 
Share literary criticism
TKAMRead 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
 TuesdayADiscuss Scout, Atticus, and Boo...
Read 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"Lit.Read James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis"
 FridayE"The Scarlet Ibis"Lit.Read Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game";
You must finalize your TKAM Mini-Research Project for Monday


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

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayGIntro. to Mid-year Project; Foster essay; characterizationTKAMReview Unit 4 vocabulary words (Quiz due by midnight Thursday); Select a book by class Wednesday
 TuesdayFCharacterizationTKAMSame as Monday night
 WednesdayEMeet in Library
Review vocab  VOCAB QUIZ LINK
 ThursdayDMeet in Library
To Kill a Mockingbird Research assignment (see Google Classroom)
 FridayCD  R  O  P



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

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 Monday
NO SCHOOL

 TuesdayDTo Kill a Mockingbird TKAMBlog posting
 WednesdayCD  R  O  P
 ThursdayBNo class- Retreat

 FridayAFoster essay; Intro Mid-year Project
Read Thomas Foster's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes: To Kill a Mockingbird"


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
 WednesdayCD  R  O  PTKAM
 ThursdayBTo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 9-10
 FridayATo Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead To Kill a Mockingbird, Ch 11-15


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

 Date Classwork   Book Homework
 MondayCD  R  O  P

 TuesdayBDUE: Plagiarism Assignment;
Grammar: Parts of Sentence
WHReview Unit 3 vocabulary words (Quiz due by end of school Friday)
QUIZ LINK
 Wed.AGrammarWHStudy for tomorrow's grammar quiz; Complete Google+ assignment (see Home Page)
 ThursdayGQuiz: Grammar; Point of viewTKAMStudy and take Unit 3 vocabulary quiz by the end of school tomorrow   QUIZ LINK
 FridayFLee's To Kill a MockingbirdTKAMRead 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 Friday by class
 TuesdayGPlagiarism Presentation
Writing assignment
 Wed.FGrammarWriter's HelpWriting assignment (due Friday by class)
 ThursdayED  R  O  P

 FridayDDUE: Poe Writing Assignment;
Grammar
WHPlagiarism assignment (see Google Classroom): Due Tuesday by class
Bring Mockingbird to class Tuesday


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

 Date Classwork  Book Homework
 MondayF"The Power of Two";
literary terms
    
Review literary terms -- Quiz Wednesday
 TuesdayEPlagiarism overview    
Review literary terms
 WednesdayDQuiz: Lit. Terms; 
Reagan's Challenger Speech

Review vocab words (quiz due by end of school Friday)
 ThursdayCD  R  O  P
Review vocab words (quiz due by end of school tomorrow)  Quiz Link
 FridayBSpeechLit.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 
TuesdayCD  R  O  P 
WednesdayBLiterary Terms Read NY Times article on JFK's assassination and Lady Bird Johnson's "A White House Diary" (Reading List)
ThursdayADiscuss Kennedy articlesLit.Take the vocab quiz by the end of school tomorrow. Quiz Link
FridayGLiterary Terms;
"The Power of Two"
Lit.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)