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Class Work

Homework

7/9
  1. Introduction to course and syllabus 
  2. English Policies and Literary Terms
  3. Literary Terms Quizzes and Test schedule
Please have a composition book for tomorrow
7/10
  1. Introduction to daybooks
  2. Daybook
 Make sure Part 4 of class assignment is complete and ready to work with tomorrow
 7/11
  1.  Review business letter format
  2. Review Sample Letters
  3. Complete your business letter rough draft
 Turn letter rough draft in on Monday
7/14
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  acronym-caricature
  2. Complete your business letter rough draft and turn in by the end of the period
 Write an opening letter to your 7th grade letter buddy.  Due tomorrow.
7/15
  1. Daybook
  2. Begin analyzing the elements of the mystery story through my powerpoint.  Take notes on the handout provided.
Decide which mystery you might want to solve in your short story
7/16
  1. Grammar Brain Ticklers Set #1 in composition notebook
  2. Finish going over the mystery powerpoint--take notes on the handout provided
Read "The Case of the Ruined Roses"  and answer the questions at the end.  Be sure to explain how you figured it all out.
7/17
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  dissonance-folklore
  2. Read "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Raold Dahl and complete the questions
 
7/18
  1. Grammar Set # 2 in composition notebook
  2. Turn in homework questions
  3. Writing conferences about letters
Daybook
7/21
  1. Daybook
  2. Begin reading Witness For the Prosecution
  3. Work on Act I worksheet as we read.  Due when Act I is finished.
Work on Cause letter final draft and/or mystery short story rough draft
7/22
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  monologue-poetry
  2. Daybook
  3. Continue reading Act I
 Final draft of Cause letters due tomorrow
7/23
  1. Cause Letters due.  Turn in:  a.  final draft; b.  rough draft with rubric attached; and c.  addressed and stamped envelope
  2. Daybook
  3. Finish reading Act I

 

complete your Act I questions
7/24
  1. Begin reading Act II and completing the Act II worksheet
Complete the Act II reading through Romaine's and Thomas Clegg's testimony
7/25
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  simile-style
  2. work on mystery short story rough drafts
  3. Rough drafts due by the end of the period
 
7/28
  1. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda in your grammar compostition notebook
  2. Finish reading Act II
Complete the Act II handout for tomorrow
7/29
  1. Daybook
  2. Peer Edit on mystery short story rough drafts
Finish peer edits
7/30
  1. Literary Terms Test
  2. Turn in peer edits.  STaple them to the rough drafts.
  3. Read Act III
 
 8/4
  1.  Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Writing to a Prompt:  The Ten Most Wanted
 Finish your writing.  Make sure it is legible and truthful.
8/5
  1. Turn in Most Wanted essay
  2. Title of story revision and Dialogue revision
  3. Daybook
study for Witness for the Prosecution final test tomorrow
8/6
  1. Final test on Witness for the Prosecution
  2. create a 10 Most Wanted Poster
 
8/7
  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Work on final drafts of mystery stories in the computer lab
 
8/11
  1. Media Survey for Media Lit class
  2. Daybook
  3. Poetry terms to define
Poetry Survey
8/12
  1. Daybook
  2. Finish defining poetry terms
Complete the Speaker and Charater in poetry handout
8/13
  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Subject/Verb Agreement review (answer MC questions in grammar composition notebook)
  3. Speaker and Character in Poetry discussion
  4. Mystery Short Stories due
 
8/14
  1. Daybook
  2. Short story contest
Subject/Verb Agreement Exercise 3 (check out chompchomp.com for help)
8/15
  1. short story contest
  2. turn in homework
analyzing sound effects in poetry
8/18
  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. work in library on prison poets project
 
8/19
  1. Daybook
  2. Poetry analysis work/practice in class
poetry analysis handout
8/20
  1. Celebration of your knowledge of poetry analysis
  2. Group work 1:  poem mini presentations
  3. Group work 2:  prison poets poetry analysis
Prison poets project (presentations are on Monday)
8/21
  1. work in library computer lab on project presentations
 
 8/25
  1.  Literary Terms Test
  2. Project Presentation
 Patterns packet
8/26 
  1.  Finish project presentations
  2. Daybook
  3. Unfolding the poem "Patterns"
 finish the poem packet
8/27
  1. Daybook
  2. Unfolding the Poem "Patterns" discussion
  3. Daybook
Analyzing sound Imagery in "Making A Fist"
8/28
  1. Evaluating a fear poem from the list
  2. Writing your own fear poem
 
8/29
  1. Literary Terms Test
  2. Finishing your fear poem (due at end of period)
  3. Complete the grammar packet
 
9/2
  1. Daybook
  2. Grammar Composition Notebook:  You're Not Supposed to Say That and I Would Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  3. Poetry Slam
  4. Figurative Language Work
Metaphor Poem on a person you know
 9/3
  1.  Daybook
  2. Grammar Day!!!  Work on packets and teach standards to classmates.
 Verb Tense Shift worksheet
9/4
  1. Daybook
  2. Rap Day--look at the history of rap and analyze the elements of the genre
Create your own rap titled one of the following:  My Future, My Life, My Advice to My Generation or My Advice to the Next Generation
9/5
  1. Daybook
  2. Langston Hughes versus Arrested Development
  1. Create your own rap titled one of the following:  My Future, My Life, My Advice to My Generation or My Advice to the Next Generation
  2. Comparison handout of "Ballad of the Landlord", "Mr. Landlord", and "Tennessee"
9/8
  1. Daybook
  2. Sharing of raps
  3. Carpe Diem and Pink Floyd lesson
  1. Create a parody of "Time" by Pink Floyd for extra credit
 9/9
  1.  Daybook
  2. Turn in Carpe Diem handouts
  3. Poetry Unit Final Part One
 
9/10
  1. Daybooks due
  2. Poetry Unit Final Part Two
 
 

2nd Nine Weeks

 
10/2
  1. Daybooks
  2. Infinitives handout
finish Infinitives handout
10/3
  1. Oh, the Horror Powerpoint
  2. Daybook
Part I of the brainstorming powerpoint
10/6
  1. Furnace packet: go over part I and assign part 2 for homework
  2. Read "The Reaper's Image" by Stephen King
  1. Part 2 of the Furnace Packet
  2. Daybook
10/7
  1. PLAN test
 
10/8
  1. Answer the questions for "The Reaper's Image".  Turn handout back in when done.
  2. Daybook
  3. Read "Word Processor of the Gods"
Finish reading the story for class tomorrow
 10/9
  1.  Finish "Word Processor of the Gods"
  2. Daybook
 Part 3 of Furnace Packet
 10/10
  1.  Daybook
  2. Answer the questions for "Word Processor of the Gods"
  3. Diagram "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands"--characterization focus
 
 10/13
  1.  Daybook
  2. Answer questions for story
  3. Read "Uncle Otto's Truck"
 finish reading the story
 10/14
  1.  Literary Terms Quiz--check your schedule
  2. King Story elements handout
 bring whatever you need to create your one-pager to class tomorrow
 10/15  Create your Stephen King one pagers  
 10/16  Create your Stephen King one pagers or work on your notes page for your essay test tomorrow  
 10/17
  1.  Literary Terms Quiz--check your schedule
  2. Stephen King essay test
  3. Daybooks are due
 
10/20
  1. Computer lab working on monster webquest project
  2. Daybook
 
10/21
  1. Computer lab working on monster webquest project
 
10/22
  1. Literary Terms Quiz--check your  schedule
  2. Monster Webquest project group presentations
Furnace packet Parts 4 and 5
 10/23
  1.  Final Monster presentation
  2. Daybook
  3. Read "Dracula's Guest"
 Furnace Packet #6
 10/24
  1. Reading Quiz for "Dracula's Guest"
  2. Begin reading Chapters 1-4 of Dracula and complete the direct and indirect characterization handouts
 Finish your folklore or myth research report 
10/27
  1. Literary Terms Quiz--check your schedule
  2. Research report due
  3. Write your story rough draft and turn in at end of class
 
10/28
  1. Continue reading Chapters 1-4 of  Dracula  and complete the  direct  and  indirect  characterization handouts.  Due tomorrow.
 
10/29
  1. Continue  reading Chapters 1-4 of  Dracula  and complete the  direct  and  indirect  characterization handouts.  Due at the end of the class period.
 
10/30
  1. Discussion of Dracula's legacy and true identity.
  1. study for Literary terms Test--check your schedule
  2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
11/3
  1. Literary Terms Test--check your  schedule
  2. Sleepy Hollow
  1. Daybook and questions 1-15
11/4
  1. Daybook
  2. Finish reading Sleepy Hollow and the questions from yesterday's handout
  1. Sleepy Hollow Gazette handouts
 11/5
  1.  Daybook
  2. Begin working on your front page news for The Sleepy Hollow 
    Gazette
 
 11/6
  1. Literary Terms Quiz--check your schedule 
  2. Work on your front page news for The Sleepy Hollow Gazette.
 
11/7
  1. front pages due
  2. peer edit of scary story rough drafts
  3. Daybooks due
 
 11/10
  1.  The Horrors of the Victorian Age powerpoint.  Take notes.
 Study for lit quiz and work on your final draft
11/11
  1. Literary Terms Quiz--check your schedule
  2. The Horrors of the Victorian Age power point.  Take notes and turn in at the end of the period.
final draft of story
11/12
  1. Christmas spirit disussion. 
  2. Cliches handout.  Turn in when done.
  3. Begin reading Stave I of A Christmas Carol.  
 Answer Stave I questions 1-8.
11/13
  1. Daybook
  2. Point of view exercise
  3. Continue reaidng Stave I
Answer Stave I questions 9-17
11/14
  1. Finish Reading Stave I
  2. Complete Stave I questions for Monday
Daybook
11/17
  1. Turn in Stave I questions
  2. 12 Ways Our Brain Works Assignment in Media Center computer lab.  You'll need your daybooks.
1+ page response to article due Monday, November 24th.
 11/18
  1.  Allusion exercise
  2. Characterization Group work
  3. Begin reading Stave II
 Complete questions 1-8 and the reading that goes with them
11/19
  1. Daybook
  2. Literary Terms Quiz--check your  schedule
  3. Contine Stave II reading
Complete questions 9-16 and the reading that goes with them.
 11/20
  1.  Style handout
  2. Daybook
  3. Finish Stave II Reading

 Remember:  Daybooks are due tomorrow as are the Stave II Questions

 11/21
  1.  Turn in daybooks
  2. Turn in Stave II questions
  3. Begin reading Stave III
 Answer Stave III questions 1-12
 11/24
  1.  Finish Stave III and turn in questions
 Study for Literary Terms Test tomorrow and complete your found poem
 11/25
  1.  Turn in Found Poem
  2. Literary Terms Test--check your  schedule
  3. Daybook
  4. Stave IV-complete questions 1-8
 Stave IV should be completed for Monday
 11/26  Finish Stave IV reading and questions for Monday  
 12/1
  1.  Stave IV questions due
  2. Media Center for party research
  3. Daybook
 
 12/2
  1. Daybook
  2. Tangible vs. Intangilble Riches Group Work
  3. Read Stave V
 Complete Stave V questions
 12/3
  1.  Daybook
  2. Turn in Stave V questions
  3. Computer lab in room 308 to work on Friday's project
 
 12/4
  1.  Daybook
  2. Watch movie and fill out T-chart
 
12/5 Dickens of a Party in the library  
12/8
  1. Daybook
  2. Continue t-chart and watching movie
 
 12/9
  1.  Study Halls for 1st -4th period
  2. 7th Period exam at the end of the day
 
     
     
     
 

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