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First Nine Weeks
 
7/10

Class Work:

  1. Go over syllabus and course information
7/11

Class Work:

  1. Finish syllabus/policies introduction
  2. Daybook

Homework:  Study for literary terms quiz

7/12

Class Work:

  1. Grammar:  Write down the 8 parts of speech and an example of each.
  2. Administrative Letter Project
7/13

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Administrative Letter Project:  Write your letter rough draft.

Homework:  Finish typing your first letter rough draft.  The rough draft and brainstorm handout are due tomorrow.

7/14

Class Work:

  1. Turn in your rough draft and brainstorm.
  2. Daybook

Homework:  Finalize your form piece for the Cubing Exercise.

7/17

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Turn in Cubing Final Paper
  3. Grammar Teach:  Teach the class your concept on Wednesday.

Homework:  2nd Literary Terms Quiz tomorrow

7/19

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Teaches: Comma Rules, than/then, fewer/less, like/as, accept/except, parentheses, quotations, hypens, colons, semicolons, lay/lie, their/they're/there, to/too/two, conditional formula
  2. Daybook
7/20

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Read "Lamb to the Slaughter" and complete the story map

 Homework:  Literary Terms Quiz 3 tomorrow

7/21

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz 3
  2. Computer lab:  write the final draft of your administrative letter.  Turn in TWO copies of the letter and your two rough drafts by the end of the period.
7/24

Class Work:

  1. Grammar:  Notes on number rules and who/whom/that
  2. Begin Witness For the Prosecution Act I.  Keep up with the questions as we read.

Homework: 

  1. Brainstorms due Friday
  2. study for lit quiz 4
7/25

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Witness Act I continued

Homework:  study for lit quiz 4 and finish your Act I questions

7/26

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz 4
  2. Begin Act II

Homework:  Remember that your brainstorm is due on Friday.

7/27

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Finish reading Act II and completing the Act II packet.

Homework:  Brainstorm and daybooks due tomorrow

7/28

Class Work:

  1. Bully survey
  2. Partner edit on short stories.  Begin your draft.
7/31

Class Work:

  1. Turn in your partner work from Friday and your draft.  I will critique them in class and hand them back to you.
  2. Literary Terms Test 1
8/1

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Begin Act III
8/2

Class Work:

  1. Grammar:  Set One
  2. Finish reading Act III

Homework:  Act III question packet

8/3

Class Work:

  1. The Happening
8/4

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Witness Take-Home Test
  3. The Happening Edit
8/7

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set Two
  2. Begin reading And Then There Were None.  Don't forget to follow your reading syllabus and keep up.
8/8

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz 1-2
  2. And Then There Were None Chapter 3
  3. Daybook
8/9

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set Three
  2. And Then There Were None Chapters 3 and 4
8/10

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Tech lab to work on rough drafts

Homework:  Rough drafts are due tomorrow.  Literary Terms Quiz tomorrow.

8/11

Class Work:

  1. Rough Drafts are due.
  2. Literary Terms Quiz 1-3
  3. And Then There Were None Chapters 6-8
8/14

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set Four
  2. And Then There Were None Chapters 9-11

Homework:  Finish any reading that you have and ponder this question for tomorrow's daybook:  Who is/are your suspect(s)?  Why?

8/15

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. And Then There Were None Chapters 12 and 13

Homework:  Finish any reading that you have.

8/16

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz 1-4
  2. Grammar Set Five
  3. And Then There Were None Chapters 14-15
8/17

Class Work:

Work in computer lab on second rough draft which is due tomorrow.

8/18

Class Work: 

  1. Rough Drafts Due!!!
  2. Grammar Set Six
  3. Chapter 16 and the Epilogue
8/22

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Information about Clue-style review game
  3. Final Chapter

Homework:  And Then There Were None activities.

8/23

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Test
  2. Clue-style review game
8/24

Class Work:

  1. And Then There Were None final test
8/28

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Grammar Day!!!  Woohoo!!!
8/29

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Clue:  complete the movie sheet as you watch the video
8/30

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set Eight
  2. Clue:  continue to complete the movie sheet as you watch the video.
8/31

Class Work:

  1. Computer lab:  correcting your short story drafts.  Final drafts are due tomorrow.  Don't forget to turn in your 1st and 2nd drafts with your final draft.
9/1

Class Work:

  1. Turn in your story final draft and BOTH rough drafts.
  2. Finish watching "Clue" and complete and turn in the movie sheet.
9/5

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Test 3
  2. Short Story Contest
9/6

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 10:  Grammar Quizzie One on Friday
  2. Short Story Contest
9/7

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Spacing Issues and other grammar notes
9/8

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Test 1

Homework:  Research the meaning of your first, middle, and last names for Monday.

9/11

PICTURE DAY!!

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 11
  2. What's in a Name?  Create your own coat of arms based upon the meanings in your names.
9/12

Class Work:

  1. Turn in daybooks
  2. Complete your coat of arms project.  It is due tomorrow.

Homework:  Coat of Arms project

9/13

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 12.
  2. Coat of Arms presentations
10/10

Class Work:

  1. Media Lit Class Survey
  2. The History of Horror power point
10/11

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 13
  2. Horror project finish
  3. Nonfiction project
10/12

Class Work:

  1. Daybook
  2. Groups: 
  • Article Analysis:  Read "Ghost Stories:  Why the Victorians were so spookily good at them" and follow the instructions on chunking.
  • Story Map:  Begin working on the Story Map for your Haunted Project

Homework:  Finish the article analysis for the first article.

10/13

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. "Word Processor of the Gods" by Stephen King.  Make sure to read to the bottom of page 5 by Monday.
  3. Daybook
10/16

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 14
  2. Finish reading "Word Processor of the Gods" and complete story questions in packet.

Homework:  Remember that your story maps are due Friday and your notecard/permission slip is due on Wednesday.

10/17

Class Work:

  1. Powerpoint/Characterization Chart for "Word Processor of the Gods"
  2. Class discussion of question #6 on your story questions handout:  Think about King's purpose/point of view.
  3. Use class time to work in groups over the story map.

Homework:  Notecard/permission slip due tomorrow.  Literary Terms Quiz tomorrow.

10/18

Class Work:

  1. Turn in permission slips and notecards.
  2. Literary Terms Quiz
  3. Read "The Reaper's Image":  remember to highlight King's use of the elements from the powerpoint as we read.
  4. Complete the questions for "The Reaper's Image" and turn back in question packet.
  5. Daybook
10/19

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 15
  2. Group Work:

Homework:  Story maps are due tomorrow

10/20

Class Work:

  1. Turn in story maps
  2. Daybook discussion of your new episode for "Reaper"
  3. Read "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands".  As your read:

Homework:  Finish the work for "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands"

10/23

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Quiz
  2. Complete "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands" questions
  3. Daybook
  4. Begin reading "Uncle Otto's Truck":  remember to highlight elements as you read. Have through page four read for tomorrow.
10/24

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 16
  2. Finish reading "Uncle Otto's Truck" and complete the story questions

Homework:  Complete the story elements study guide

10/25

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 17
  2. Move into groups:
  • begin choosing stories for compare/contrast essay and unit test
  • begin work on your study guide for the test and reading your new story
10/26

Class Work:

  1. Meet in library lab and use the time for your rough draft.

Homework:  Rough draft #1 is due tomorrow.

10/27

Class Work:

  1. Rough Draft #1 is due.
  2. Grammar Set 18
  3. Dr. Knechtel will be in class to discuss your letters with you.

Homework:  Stephen King unit test on Monday.  Bring everything you will need to complete it in class.

10/30

Class Work:

  1. Stephen King Unit Test:  complete the one-pager in class.
10/31

Class Work:

  1. Go on a virtual ghost tour.  Complete at least six of the ten stops.  Don't forget to log each stop on your Fright-o-meter and complete your top three half sheet for Thursday.

Homework:  complete the ghost tour, Fright-o-meter, and top three half sheet.

11/1

NO SCHOOL!!!  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOR TEACHERS. You are welcome for the day off.

11/2

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 19
  2. Introduction to "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow":  watch opening of Creepiest Places Global video on Sleepy Hollow.
  3. While reading the short story, answer questions 1-5 on the packet.
11/3

Class Work:

  1. Literary Terms Test
  2. When you finish with your test, turn it in and continue reading Sleepy Hollow.  While reading, answer questions 6-12.

Homework:  Have questions 6-12 completed for Monday

11/6

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 20
  2. Daybook
  3. Finish reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  4. Watch the trailers for Sleepy Hollow adaptations and discuss the changes in Ichabod.

Homework:  Complete the packet for the story including the final questions (7-18), the plot diagram, and the daybooks.

11/7

Class Work:

  1. Watch video on figurative language
  2. Complete the figurative language worksheet on Sleepy Hollow

Guiding Question:  How does word choice and figurative language contribute to the tone of the text?

11/8

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Test 2
  2. When finished, work on your part in The Haunted Project.  Your second rough draft is due on Friday.
11/9

Class Work:

  1. Library Computer lab to work on project with partners
11/10

Class Work:

  1. Teacher/Group conferences about your digital projects.
11/13

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 21
  2. Begin A Christmas Carol.  Follow your reading schedule: Staves 1 and 2 by Friday.
  3. Complete your stave one and stave two questions as you read.
11/14

Pre-ACT test at Culp Center today.

REMEMBER:  FINISH READING STAVES 1 AND 2 AND COMPLETING THE QUESTIONS BY FRIDAY!!!

11/15

Class Work:

  1. Grammar Set 22
  2. Watch the "Marley's Ghost" scene from A Christmas Carol:  The Musical
  3. Continue reading Staves 1 and 2 and completing the questions.
11/16

Class Work:

  1. Characterization handout
  2. Reading Staves 1 and 2 and their questions
  3. Daybook
11/17

Viewing the Anne Frank play.  Remember to finish your staves readings and the questions.

 

 

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