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Review the PARCC assessment onlineComplete the first page of the Heroic Journey Essay outline page for tomorrow. Make sure you follow the specific instructions for the essay in your Hero Journey handoutComplete the first page of the Heroic Journey Essay outline page for tomorrow. Make sure you follow the specific instructions for the essay in your Hero Journey handout
Date Class Work Homework
7/10
  1. Introduction to course and syllabus 
  2. Friendly Letters Project
 1st letters are due Friday, July 12th for the "Meet and Greets"
7/11
  1.  Daybook
  2. English Policies and Literary Terms
  3. The Lying Game
 1st letters are due Friday, July 12th for the "Meet and Greets"
7/12
  1.  Daybook
  2. Group Work on letters
 
7/15
  1. Daybook
  2. Work on administrative letter handouts in groups
 
7/16  Type letters to Dr. Brinson and turn both rough drafts in at the end of the period  
7/17
  1. Daybook
  2. Grammar Pretest
Please have your letters completed to your elementary buddies by Friday and complete the daybook entry by Friday
7/18
  1. literary terms quiz:  acronym-caricature
  2. Type up your final draft of your administrative letter and turn in
 
7/19
  1. Daybook
  2. Go over grammar pretest questions and answers
 
7/22
  1. Daybook
  2. Complete the Story Elements Handouts for Theme, Plot, Character, Setting, and Point of View
 
7/23
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  dissonance-folklore
  2. Continue working on handouts for 20 minutes
  3. Discussion of neurasthenia and the Victorian Era
Complete Story Elements Handouts
 7/24  1.  Read "The Open Window"  Daybook
 7/25
  1.  Daybook
  2. Create your own paraprosdokian
 Finish for paraprosdokian
7/26
  1. literary Terms Quiz:  monologue-poetry
  2. Daybooks due
  3. Read "The Monkey's Paw"
 What three things would you wish for?  What might be the real life or fateful consequences for each wish?
7/29
  1. Daybook
  2. Discussion of Story
  3. Introduction of Monkey's Paw Project
 
7/30
  1. Work on Monkey's Paw product project
 
7/31
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  simile-style
  2. Work on Monkey's Paw product project
 
8/1
  1. Daybook
  2. Work on Monkey's Paw product project
 
8/2
  1. Present product presentations to our 5th or 4th grade buddies.  
 
8/5
  1. Daybook
  2. Work on compliment/complaint letters in lab
complete subject-verb agreement handout
8/6
  1. Buddy letters
  2. Review of subject-verb agreement handout
Read the short story "Lather and Nothing Else"
8/7
  1. Literary Terms Test (for lists from 7/18, 7/2, 7/26, and 7/31)
  2. Grammar Exercise 1(Subject-Verb Agreement)
 Read "Lather and Nothing Else" and daybook
8/8
  1. In computer lab, type up your complaint/complement letter rough draft and turn in by the end of the period.
Read "Lather and Nothing Else" and daybook
8/9
  1. Daybooks due
  2. Work in teams on the "Lather and Nothing Else" discussion questions.  Turn in your answers by the end of the period.
 
8/12
  1. Daybook
  2. Subject-Verb Agreement Exercise 2:  complete handout and work on answering the questions on the internet as a class.  Turn in at the end of the period.
  3. Read "The Moment Before the Gun Went off" and finish for homework.
Daybook
8/13
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  cliche-dialect
  2. "The Moment Before the Gun Went Off" quiz
  3. discussion of the story through an exploration of stereotypes
 
8/14
  1. Daybook
  2. Buddy Letters (write your buddy back and place notebook in appropriate bin)
  3. Discussion of Poe and plagues
Read the story "The Masque of the Red Death"
8/15
  1. Daybook
  2. Symbols and irony in "The Masque of the Red Death":  complete the handouts as we go over the story together
Daybook
8/16
  1. Literary Terms Quiz: foreshadowing-innuendo
  2. complete our study of symbols and irony in the short story.
 finish the two handouts about symbols and irony
8/19
  1. Daybook
  2. Work on mask in class
 
8/20
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  point of view-quatrain
  2. Work on "I Am" poem in class
 
8/21 Type "I Am" poem and trade with classmate for editing purposes  
8/22
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  suspense-wit
  2. Daybooks due
  3. Read "Two Friends" and complete the irony and figurative language handout (homework for 7th)
  4. 7th:  help fourth grade buddy write "I AM" poem in reading journals
  5. PICTURE DAY
 
8/23

NO SCHOOL for students

 
8/26
  1. Review of subject-verb agreement
  2. "Two Friends" irony and figurative language handouts
Read "The Leap"
8/27
  1. Daybook
  2. Flashback analysis in "The Leap".  Work in groups of three.
  1. Lit Test tomorrow
  2. Masks and poems due tomorrow
  3. Masquerade in class tomorrow
8/28
  1. Literary Terms Test:  check lists from 8/22, 8/20, 8/16, and 8/13
  2. Present masks and I Am poems to class
 
8/29
  1. Grammar quizzes online in the library over subject-verb agreement
  2. Read "Cranes"
 Finish reading "Cranes" and complete the handout
8/30  No School for students  
9/3
  1.  Daybook
  2. Begin reading "On The Rainy River"
 
9/4
  1.  Daybook
  2. Finish reading "On the Rainy River"
 
9/5 In-class prompt writing and analysis  
9/6 Read "Who Said We All Have to Talk Alike" Daybook
9/9
  1. Daybook
  2. Study Guide Review
Study for Test on Wednesday
9/10
  1. Daybooks due
  2. Jeopardy review games:  https://jeopardylabs.com/play/unit-one-test-review8 and https://jeopardylabs.com/play/unit-one-test-review-final-jeopardy

Study for test using your study guide and the websites

Study guide key

9/11
  1. Study guide due
  2. Final Test on Unit 1

HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!!

 

2nd Nine Weeks

 
10/3
  1.  Daybook
  2. Introduction to the Horror Story Unit with powerpoint
 Story Map due on Oct. 18th
 10/4
  1.  Grammar Practice:  Paralellism
  2. Reminder: Story maps are due 10/18
  3. ERCA survey
  4. Scary writing packet
 Complete parts 1-3 in scary writing packet
 10/7
  1.  Daybook
  2. Parts 1-3 of scary writing packet check
  3. Discussion of part 3
  4. Begin reading "The Reaper's Image" by Stephen King
 Begin working on study questions for the story
10/8
  1. Grammar Review:  parallelism
  2. finish reading "The Reaper's Image"
  3. Write the story of what happens to one of the mirror's "victims":  Spangler, the duchess, the rug merchant, or the Bates boy.  Stories must be at least one page in length.
 
10/9
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  acronym-caricature
  2. Reaper's Image extensions
 Read "Word Processor of the Gods"
10/10
  1. Word Processor of the Gods response paragraph
  2. Buddy Letters
 
10/11
  1. PLAN test at Culp Center
 
10/14
  1. Literary Terms Quiz: idiom-metaphor
  2. Narrative Prompt practice in library computer lab
 
10/15
  1. Peer Edits of narrative prompts--Revisions are due on Monday, October 21st.
Scary Writing packets--finish
10/16
  1. Daybook
  2. Turn in Scary Writing packets
  3. Read "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands"
questions in packet for the story
10/17
  1. Literary Terms Quiz: monologue-poetry
 
10/21
  1. Literary Terms Quiz: symbol-wit
 
10/23
  1. Literary Terms Test (see 10/9, 10/14, 10/17, and 10/21)
 
10/28
  1. Literary Terms Quiz: comedy-direct characterization
  2. Computer lab:  write your rough draft.  Turn in your finished story by the end of the period.
 
10/29
  1. Grammar:  Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers lesson
  2. Peer Edits of rough drafts.  Turn in the draft and your peer edit by the end of the period
Exercise 1 of Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
10/30
  1. Daybook:  Common Core Prompt--Write for 15 minutes
  2. "Sleepy Hollow" discussion
  3. Group Vocabulary Exercise
Read the first installment of the story to answer questions 1-10
10/31
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  dissonance-folklore
 
11/1
  1. No School for students
 
11/5
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  pun-setting
 
11/6
  1. Sleepy Hollow Vocabulary Quiz.  Turn in the vocabulary handout for five points on the quiz.
  2. Get into your groups and begin composing your front page newspaper article.  Fill out the article handouts and bring to class tomorrow.
 
11/7
  1. Daybook
  2. Work in computer lab typing up newspaper article with group.  Due at the end of the period.
 
11/8
  1. Literary Terms Quiz:  simile-style
  2. Sleepy Hollow Test
  3. Daybook:  10th Grade Rules
 
11/11
  1. Daybook
  2. Dickens powerpoint and notes
 
 11/12
  1.  Grammar:  Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
  2. Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol
 Exercise 4 of grammar
11/13
  1. Literary Terms Test (see 10/28, 10/31, 11/5, and 11/8 for word lists)
  2. Continue reading Stave 1
 Daybook
11/14
  1. Complete the values handouts from packet
  2. Begin reading Stave 2
 
11/15
  1. Go over handouts from yesterday
  2. Begin reading Stave 2
Finish Stave 2 for Monday and 
11/18
  1. Comma Splice/Punctuation Review
  2. Stave 1 and 2 Quiz
  3. Begin reading Stave 3
Read to the end of the Cratchit Family Christmas and Daybook
11/19
  1. Daybook
  2. Finish reading Stave 3.  Complete Staves 2 and 3 portions of chart.
 
11/20
  1. Comma Rules Review
  2. Read Stave 4
 
11/21
  1. Finish reading Stave 4 and complete Stave 5
  2. Complete Scrooge as a Dynamic Character handout
Complete Handout 7 for tomorrow
11/22
  1. A Christmas Carol test
  2. Begin working in groups on Scrooge framing worksheet
 
11/25
  1. 4th period:  complete Scrooge framing project and turn in with each group member's values packet
  2. 7th period: work in library on writing scary story
 
11/26
  1. 7th period: complete Scrooge framing project and turn in with each group member's values packet
  2. 4th period: work in library on writing scary story
 
 

  3rd Nine Weeks

 
01/07
  1.  NO SCHOOL
 
01/08
  1.  NO SCHOOL
 
 1/09
  1.  Computer lab:  Review of proper business letter format
 
 1/10
  1.  Daybook
  2. The hero's Journey assignment and powerpoint:  follow along with the powerpoint using the outline notes
  Daybook and Are You a Hero handout
1/13
  1. Grammar:  Confused words review
  2. Hero's Journey powerpoint:  follow along with your handout
Daybook
1/14
  1. Daybook
  2. Ideas for the Hero's Journey essay:  work in pairs to narrow your choices to 2
Introspection handout question 1 only
1/15
  1. Literary Term Review:  Connotation
  2. Business Letter Format Review
  3. Discussion of your answers to question 1 on the handout
Introspection handout questions 2 and 3
1/16
  1. "The Selfish Giant" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" group work
Introspection handout question 4
1/17
  1. "The Selfish Giant" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" group work
Introspection handout question 5
1/21
  1. English writing test practice online part 1
 
1/22
  1. SNOW DAY
 
1/23
  1. English writing test practice online part 1
 
1/24
  1. "The Selfish Giant" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" group work
Introspection handout question 6
1/27
  1. Daybook
  2. Finish "The Selfish Giant" and "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" group work and turn in handout.
Have a topic ready to evaluate and write about tomorrow
1/28-1/29

SNOW DAYS

 
1/30

2-hr. DELAY

  1. Introductory paragraph work
Finish answer #7 on Introspection handout and finish the introductory paragraph handout if not finished in class
1/31

ADMINISTRATIVE DAY

 
2/3
  1. Daybook
  2. Peer Edit of paragraphs
  3. The Heroic Journey in movies
Finish/revise introductory paragraph
 2/4-2/7
  1.  Daybook
  2. Movies:  continue working on handout while viewing "Star Wars:  A New Hope"
 
 2/10
  1.  Holocaust webquest
 
 2/11
  1.  Holocaust webquest
 Finish parts 1 and 2 for homework
 2/12-2/14  SNOW DAYS  
2/17
  1. Daybook
  2. Powerpoint:  The Holocaust in Pictures
Homework:  Read the two sections from the novel and complete the questions
2/18
  1. Finish the powerpoint
Read Chapter One of NIGHT
     
 2/25
  1.  FAITH PARAGRAPHS DUE
  2. Daybook
  3. Review of testing format for writing test on Friday
 Read Chapter 6
  4th Nine Weeks   
3/31
  1.  Daybook
  2. Review PARCC assessment format
 Daybook
 4/1
  1. Review the PARCC assessment online
  2. Complete the first page of the Heroic Journey Essay outline page for tomorrow. Make sure you follow the specific instructions for the essay in your Hero Journey handout
 Complete the first page of the Heroic Journey Essay outline page for tomorrow. Make sure you follow the specific instructions for the essay in your Hero Journey handout
 4/2
  1.  Daybook
  2. Go over Princess Bride syllabus
  3. Get your copy of the book and begin with today's assignment: reading the "Introduction" and completing the Introductory assisnment
 Complete for Friday:
  1. The Introductory Assignment
  2. The Threshold paragraph handout
4/3
  1. Daybook
  2. Continue with Introductory Assignment and reading the "Introduction"
 
4/4


  1. Confused Words Review
  2. Read Chapters 1-3
Finish the in-class reading
4/07-4/08
  1. Check your syllabus and keep up with the reading.
  2. Daybooks
Complete the pages of the Hero's Journey outline handout for stages two and three--Due 4/9
 4/09
  1.  Reading Quiz
  2. Check your syllabus and keep up with the reading.
 
4/10
  1. Powerpoint review of confused/misused words
  2. Check your syllabus and keep up with the reading
Make sure you finish the grammar handout for Monday
4/11
  1. Reading Quiz 2
  2. Turn in daybooks
  3. Check your syllabus and keep up with the reading
 
4/14
  1. Turn in grammar handout
  2. Check your syllabus and keep up with the reading
Last 2 pages of Hero's Journey outline packet due Wednesday.