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Weekly Agenda

March 20-24: Fun with the ACT

Monday, March 20 - HENDRIX OUT - SCHOOL DAY PERFORMANCE

1) Guided notes over ACT Natural Sciences PowerPoint

2) Read and annotate sample natural sciences section

3) Complete questions over natural sciences section

Tuesday, March 21 - SCHOOLWIDE ACT ADMINISTRATION

5th and 6th periods will watch a TED Talk

Wednesday, March 22 - Pet Corners Activity - Which is the best pet: dog, cat, fish, or no pet at all?

Thursday, March 23 - Prewriting for DCA Unit 2 Writing Assessment

Friday, March 24 - Complete DCA Unit 2 Writing Assessment

 

March 13 -17: Fun with the ACT

Monday, March 13 - ACT Information and Interest Inventory with Schulter and Skaggs in Library

Tuesday, March 14 - Finish Interest Inventory

Wednesday, March 15 - HENDRIX OUT - SCHOOL DAY PERFORMANCE

1) Guided notes over ACT Prose Fiction PowerPoint

2) Read and annotate sample prose fiction section

3) Complete questions over prose fiction section

Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17: MINI-BREAK!

 

March 6-10: Grammar Review in anticipation of PGES Post Test and looming ACT!

Monday, March 6-Thursday, March 9: Grammar Review packets (Tricky Parts of Speech, Sentence Parts, and Commas) and Kahoot game reviews

Friday, March 7: PGES Post Test

 

February 27-March 3: Reading and Responding to Informational Texts

Monday, February 27 – Juniors in library doing scheduling with Anderson ?

Tuesday, February 28 - Work with the grievances section of the Declaration of Independence. Reading comprehension for the 2nd paragraph of the DoI.  Paraphrase each phrase of the 2nd paragraph then summarize it.

Wednesday, March 1st: Read “Teen Sleep” and “Fast Food Workers” articles and do “Reading for Meaning Statements worksheets

Thursday, March 2 and Friday March 3 – DCA Informational Texts

  1. Read and annotate Adler article

  2. Do DCA multiple choice section

  3. Do Supplement

 

February 20-24: Reading and Responding to Informational Texts

Monday, February 20 and Tuesday, February 21 - (Fake) News Detection - See assignment on Google Classroom assginment dated February 20 - due at the end of class 2/21.  If you're absent either day, you must complete the assignment and turn it in for credit.

Wednesday, February 22 - Media Website Examination (Google Classroom assginment dated February 21 - due at the end of class 2/22.  If you're absent on February 22, you must complete the assignment and turn it in for credit.)

Thursday, February 23 - DGP #18 catch up on what we've missed so far!  Paraphrase the opening sentence of the Declaration of Independence.  Discuss the statement in original context and how it might apply today.

Friday, February 24 - DGP #18 finish and turn in.  Work with the grievances section of the Declaration of Independence.  Consider the work as a whole.  Discuss its importance and place in history as a seminal American text.

 

February 13-17: Informational Texts - Media Bias/Fake News

Monday, February 13

  1. DGP #17 Parts of Speech
  2. Read Media Bias article and take reading comprehension check quiz
  3. Watch “Mediocracy” http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons_plans/decoding-media-bias-lesson-plan/
    1. Do Cornell notes
  4. Watch first few seconds of NBC with unfortunate still of Kellyanne Conway http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/donald-trump-s-feud-nordstrom-sparks-warnings-ethics-experts-n719141
    1. Pause at VERY beginning.  It’s QUICK!
    2. Discuss possible bias
  5. Read articles/watch videos of current news from different biased viewpoints http://www.allsides.com/
    1. Use Trump reaction to “Fake News” and negative polls
    2. Trump/O’Reilly interview pertinent excerpt approximately 24:30-29:00 http://www.billoreilly.com/video?chartID=323

Tuesday, February 14

  1. DGP #17 Parts of the Sentence
  2. Show photo (Fukushima Nuclear Daisy... p.16) from Stanford Study Executive Summary
    1. Evaluate credibility
  3. Are you smarter than a college student?
    1. Use other exercises from Stanford Study

Wednesday, February 15

HENDRIX ABSENT – Students read article – Newt Gingrich: Adolescence and complete “Reading for Meaning Statements”

Thursday, February 16

  1. DGP #17 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose, Punctuation, and Caps
  2. Share Stanford Study article from NPR
  3. Show video http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily_videos/why-is-it-important-for-news-sources-to-be-trustworthy/  
    1. Do Cornell notes during video (word doc)
    2. Critical thinking questions (after watching the video)
      1. Do you agree with President Obama’s statement that it is problematic if people can’t distinguish between real news and propaganda? Explain.
      2. How do you think fake news could influence individuals’ beliefs or even presidential elections?
      3. Do you think tech giants like Google and Facebook deserve to be criticized over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news?
      4. What should these companies do about fake news sites?

Friday, February 17

  1. DGP #17 Application
  2. Hook: Read Morgan Freeman article about Bowling Green.
    1. Discuss then read the article debunking the “Celebrity...Town” articles
  3. Listen to NPR story about why students are vulnerable to “fake news.”  http://www.npr.org/2016/11/22/503052574/stanford-study-finds-most-students-vulnerable-to-fake-news
    1. Do Cornell Notes while watching
    2. Made front page news – why?
    3. Prof. Wineburg says one mistake schools make is to block certain websites from students while they are at school. “In many schools there are internet filters that direct students to previously vetted sites and reliable sources of information. But what happens when they leave school and they take out their phone and they look at their Twitter feed? How do they become prepared to make the choices about what to believe, what to forward, what to post to their friends when they’ve given no practice in doing those kinds of things in school?” Do your students agree with Dr.Wineburg? Should schools block certain websites? Why or why not?

February 6-10: Research Paper

Monday, February 6: Continue finalizing research paper.

Tuesday, February 7 -- Fake News Unit teaser!

  1. Unit Warm-up Discussion Questions (before video)
    1. Where do you get your news?
    2. If you say social media, can you name the specific news sources where the majority of information you read comes from?
    3. Why is there growing concern surrounding fake news sites and media bias?
  2. Students take liberal vs. conservative survey on Google Forms

Wednesday, February 8-Friday, February 10: Finish research paper.  It is due by the end of class on Friday, February 10.

January 30-February 3: Research Paper

Monday, January 30 - Continue writing research paper.  Write paragraphs 2 and 9.  Neither of these paragraphs deal specifically with your character.  For those of you stressed about writing 5 pages on one character, here's proof that you don't really have to spend all 5 pages on this character!  

Tuesday, January 31 - Write the conclusion and finish writing the paper.

Wednesday, February 1 - Peer Evaluation/Editing Research Paper.  you really don't want to be absent!

Thursday, February 2 - Finish Peer Evaluation.  Work on making corrections to your research paper.

Friday, February 3 - MLA Conventions Quiz.  This is an open-notes quiz.  You may use any and all print resources that were made available to you through the research paper process to help you.  If you didn't take notes or you didn't keep your resources, then you're out of luck.  Perhaps you should take the resources that are carefully selected and presented to help you be successful a little bit more seriously, hmmmm???? 

January 23-27: Research Paper

Monday, January 23 - Begin writing research paper.  Start with paragraphs 4, 5, and 6 from the outline.  These are the easiest paragraphs to write because you can write them almost completely using what you know about the character.  Obviously, it makes the most sense to cite some evidence from your book to help to illustrate your character's connection to the prompt.

Tuesday, January 24 - Write the introduction for your research paper.  Use the introduction that was posted on Google Classroom as a guide.  You wrote the thesis statement on the "Research Paper Scaffold" a week or so ago, so you should have a pretty good idea of what to write today.

Wednesday, January 25 - Continue with research paper.  The intro and paragraphs 4-6 should be complete by the end of class.

Thursday, January 26 - Continue writing the research paper.  Move on to paragraphs 3, 7, and 8.  These paragraphs deal with moral questions and how they apply to our lives as humans.  You'll connect your character to these questions in order to answer the part of the prompt that asks you to describe how the character's moral ambiguity affects the novel.

Friday, January 27 - Continue writing the research paper.  Paragraphs 1, 3-8 should be complete by the end of class.  Our goal is to have the paper completed and turned in by the end of class on Thursday, February 2.

January 16-20: Research Paper

Monday, January 16 – MLK Jr.’s Birthday! NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, January 17 – DGP #16 – Parts of Speech. Shmoop videos from SWHS librarian’s PowerPoint Slides 6&7 (Why cite and in-text citations). MLA Parenthetical Citations Practice worksheets.  ONE for HOMEWORK!

Wednesday, January 18 –  DGP #16 – Parts of the Sentence. Complete prewriting handout from last week and find at least ONE quote from text to incorporate into paper and write it down (word for word) with the page number.  Write THAT quote with the proper in text citation format. Go over MLA In-Text Citations Practice Homework. Shmoop video from SWHS librarian’s PowerPoint Slide 5 (Selecting quotes). Work with dissertation in group rotation.

Thursday, January 19 - DGP #16 – Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Read website articles from library stations activity and complete Literature Review for each. If using Morally Ambiguous Character, read 1st source on MLA Citation Practice: https://goo.gl/gyFu3u. If using Of Mice and Men, read 2nd source on MLA Citation Practice: https://goo.gl/87h2cC. Write introduction and type! Use “Intro and Conclusion Step by Step." FORMAT paper if absent or otherwise missed it when we did it before. Create Works Cited page. 

Friday, January 20 – DGP #16 – Punctuation, Caps, and Application. Shmoop video from SWHS librarian’s PowerPoint Slide 4 (Using Citations Effectively). Incorporating Quotes ppt and guided notes. Work through books to find more textual evidence

January 9-13: Research Paper

Monday, January 9 – DCA Unit 1 Literature

Tuesday, January 10: DGP #15 – Parts of Speech.  Introduce Research Paper Rubric. Format research paper using step-by-step instructions below in Google Docs.

  1. Create document for research paper and save to a new folder called "Research"
    1. Rename document
      1. Select “Untitled Document” (top left of screen)
      2. Type “classperiod Lastname Firstname Research Paper”
    2. Font
      1. Drop-down box (says “Arial”) select Times New Roman and select 12 point font in next drop-down box
    3. Margins
      1. These should be 1” by default, but to check go to File àPage Setup àMargins
      2. 1s should be in the boxes
    4. Double-space
      1. Format àLine-spacing àDouble
    5. Page number
      1. Insert à Page number àTop Left Box
      2. THEN, before the 1 on the first page, type your last name and create a space between it and the number.  Each subsequent page should have your name and the correct page number on it.
    6. Align heading
      1. Make sure to type the correct information: Name, Teacher, Course, Due Date in correct MLA format
    7. Align title
      1. After the due date, hit “Enter” 1 time.
      2. Click icon to center text – type CharacterName: Moral Ambiguity in Titleofwork OR CharacterName: Villainy in Titleofwork OR The Will of an Individual vs. the Will of the Majority

Wednesday, January 11 - DGP #15 – Parts of the Sentence. “Research Paper Prewriting." Students will take notes based on THEIR prompt and THEIR work 

Thursday, January 12 - DGP #15 – Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Write thesis at the top of “Research Paper Scaffold – Literature Review” (Use “Intro and Conclusion Step by Step” in Research folder). Do MLA citation on side of paper if not done on MLA Citation Practice activity.

  1. Read Polatis article as a whole – Use Literature Review from Research Paper Scaffold.  
    1. What is the topic? 
    2. What is the main idea? 
    3. List ideas from the source to support that idea.  Star the ones that you think you can use in your paper. 
    4. Along the side, create the Works Cited citation for this article
    5. KEEP THIS ARTICLE! 

Friday, January 13 - DGP #15 – Punctuation and Caps (and Application). Do fun article “Hate to Break It to You But You Are the Reason Your Life Sucks So Much”

January 2-6: Reading and Responding to Informational Texts

Monday, January 2 – NO SCHOOL!  LAST DAY OF BREAK L

Tuesday, January 3 - DGP #14 – Parts of Speech. Drawing exercise – have blank paper ready. Revisit/review DCA Literature

Wednesday, January 4 - Main Idea Introduction PowerPoint (“Finding the Main Idea – Overview”) and mini-quiz (”1 Lesson - hand out with above”). Do Main Idea Practice with “Major Art Periods” “O Pioneers!,” “Solar Eclipse,” and “The Magna Carta”

Thursday, January 5 – Story Stations Reading and Reading Questions

Friday, January 6 -- SNOW DAY #1! :)

December 12-16: End of Semester Review

Monday, December 12 - DGP #14 Parts of Speech. Rewrite OD 3.8 – Type on Google Drive!  Introduce Good vs. Evil prompt

Tuesday, December 13 - DGP #14 Parts of the Sentence. Prewrite Good vs. Evil response – TURN IN. Hendrix to keep until after break.

Wednesday, December 14 - Finish DGP #14. Grammar Review – Study Guide for Midterm

Thursday, December 15 – MIDTERMS PERIODS 1, 3, and 5

Friday, December 16 – MIDTERMS PERIODS 2, 4, and 6

ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!

December 5-9

Monday, December 5 -- DGP #13 – Parts of Speech.  Peer Evaluate 3.8 paragraphs from Ms. Goodwin’s Workshop

Tuesday, December 6 – Ms. Goodwin’s last day! DGP #13 – Parts of the Sentence. Work through model 3.8 examples to recognize good and not so good qualities. Guided pre-writing

Wednesday, December 7 – Hendrix at Abell and Atherton PD. Take ACT Reading Pre-Test – timer at 35 minutes!  Work on apostrophe worksheets when finished

Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 – ACT Reading Workshop: Work through ACT Reading Crash Course Thursday as far as possible

Friday, December 9 – finish crash course then take practice ACT-Reading Post-Test. If time, finish DGP #13 on Friday when all is finished

November 28-December 2: Research Paper

Monday, November 28 - DGP #12 Parts of Speech.  Station Activity - MLA Format and Style.

Tuesday, November 29 - DGP #12 Parts of the Sentence. MLA Works Cited Highlighting Activity and Pathways to Success Workshop (with Ms. Schulter).

Wednesday, November 30 - Station Activity - MLA Works Cited creation using texts you might cite for your research paper.

Thursday, December 1 - Writing Workshop.  The thesis statements from last Friday's paragraph were...well...not great.  We'll be working on improving those.  The writing needs to improve if you want to stop having workshop days like this!

Friday, December 2 - SRI Testing.  Also, continue working on MLA Works Cited Activities.

 

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Week

Monday, November 21 - Ethos, Logos, and Pathos (Rhetorical Appeals) Introduction/Review.  Review definitions.  Introduce Advertising Strategies.  Examine print advertisements and analyze for use of rhetorical appeals.  See Files - Ethos Logos Pathos for documents and PowerPoint.

Tuesday, November 22 - Ethos, Logos, and Pathos analysis.  Complete print advertisement analysis.  Analyze a series of commercials.

Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25: NO SCHOOL!  EAT LOTS OF TURKEY, AND ENJOY TIME OFF WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!  DON'T BEAT ANYONE UP ON BLACK FRIDAY!  DON'T GET BEAT UP ON BLACK FRIDAY!  BE SAFE!  MAKE GOOD CHOICES!

 

November 14-18: Unit 1 Literature/Grammar Intervention

Monday, November 14 - DGP #11 Parts of Speech. Apostrophe Pre-Test (possessives and contractions). Apostrophe Video. Apostrophe Notes on Possessives (see “Apostrophe Notes and Practice” in Grammar Focus – Apostrophes). Play Apostrophe Cards game with partners

Tuesday, November 15 - DGP #11 Parts of the Sentence. Apostrophes in Contractions Notes. Apostrophe Dominoes with partners. Apostrophe Post-Test

Wednesday, November 16 - DGP #11 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Writing Wednesday Workshop – Prompt Analysis, Topic Sentence Writing (echoing prompt), Prewriting 

Thursday, November 17 - DGP #11 Punctuation and Capitalization. Writing Wednesday/Thursday Workshop – Writing Thesis Statements

Friday, November 18 - DGP #11 Application. Point-of-View (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person) Quiz.  Respond to one of the prompts from Wednesday and Thursday in a 3.8 paragraph.  

 

November 7-11: Unit 1 Literature/Grammar Intervention

Monday - Watch Of Mice and Men DVD.  Students will annotate as they watch the movie (reactions, questions, differences, expectations vs. what you see,etc.) Annotations will be turned in at the end of each class period.

Tuesday - ELECTION DAY!  NO SCHOOL!

Wednesday - Finish Of Mice and Men and turn in annotations.  DGP - Super Special Election Week Edition (Files - Grammar Focus - DGP).  Complete all in one day.  Students will complete the "Application" section for credit.  The sentence has been pulled from this year's Practice ACT so students can see how using the DGP process can help them be successful on the English ACT.

Thursday - DGP Quiz #1.  Point-of-View Basics worksheet (Files - Grammar Focus).

Friday - Veterans' Day Articles and Reading Questions.  Students then present the main idea, supporting details, and interesting facts from the articles.  They also explain why these articles pertain to Veterans' Day.

 

October 31-November 4: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #10 Parts of Speech. Finish listening to Of Mice and Men.  Discuss end of book.

Tuesday - DGP #10 Parts of the Sentence.  Preparation for Socratic Seminar.  Students will answer 10 questions out of the bank of questions in preparation for the discussion. (See handout in Files - Literature - Of Mice and Men) They will also write 3 open-ended questions of their own to offer.  Anything not complete by the end of class is homework.

Wednesday, November 2 - DGP #10 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Socratic Seminar.  

Thursday, November 3 - DGP #10 Punctuation and Capitalization.  Of Mice and Men PostTest.  Start watching the movie.  Students will annotate as they watch the movie (reactions, questions, differences, expectations vs. what you see,etc.) Annotations will be turned in at the end of each class period.

Friday, November 4 - DGP #10 Application. TURN IN TODAY.  Continue watching the movie.  Students will annotate as they watch the movie (reactions, questions, differences, expectations vs. what you see,etc.) Annotations will be turned in at the end of each class period.

 

October 24-29: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #9 Parts of Speech. Prezi.  In pairs, discuss the question, "In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses proper English for his narration and descriptions of scenery, but why do you think he uses improper English when the characters are speaking? What effect does it have?" Continue reading Of Mice and Men. Read on your own for last 10 minutes of class.  You should get to page 44.  If you're not to page 44, finish reading at home using the pdf of the full text found in Files - Literature - Of Mice and Men.

Tuesday - DGP #9 Parts of the Sentence.  "Getting to Know Your Character."  See Files - Literature - Of Mice and Men. Continue listening to Of Mice and Men.

Wednesday - DGP #9 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose.  LISTENING DAY! Continue listening to audiobook for the whole class period in order to finish it more quickly. (35-40 minutes) Exit Slip: In your opinion, which character creates the strongest negative connotation? Why? Give an example of why from the book.

Thursday - DGP #9 Punctuation and Caps. Kahoot! Over characterization, dialect, and types of conflict. Also go over context questions from Of Mice and Men. Continue listening to Of Mice and Men audiobook (10 minutes)

Friday - LISTENING DAY! Continue listening to Of Mice and Men audiobook.

 

October 17-21: Unit 1 Literature 

Monday - DGP #8 Parts of Speech. Introduce Of Mice and Men.  Watch a video on and discuss the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl periods in American history.  Introduce characters and themes of the novel using guided notes.  

Tuesday - DGP #8 Parts of the Sentence. Start Of Mice and Men.  We will listen to the audiobook read by Gary Sinise (of Forrest Gump and CSI: New York).  Watch video that reviews Direct and Indirect Characterization. Complete Venn Diagram with Lennie and George.  Audiobook and full text of the novel as well as any resources/handouts from class can be found in Files - Literature - Of Mice and Men.

Wednesday - DGP #7 AND #8 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Watch video reviewing conflict.  Continue listening to Of Mice and Men audiobook.  Complete exit slip: Describe one type of conflict that we have read about Of Mice and Men thus far.

Thursday - SOS (Signs of Suicide) Training from the Youth Services Center and the Guidance Office.  Please be attentive and sensitive to the subject matter.

Friday - DGP #7 AND #8 Punctuation and Capitalization and Application.  TURN IN DGP TODAY! Continute listening to Of Mice and Men. Use Today’s Meet to answer the question: Why do you think it’s important that Steinbeck’s characters talk the way they do? What does it represent?  Exit slip: What do you think the word dialect means?

 

October 10-14: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #7 Parts of Speech. Finish work for The Crucible ("Film Study Worksheet" and "Research Prompts."  See Files - Literature - The Crucible). Magical Make-up Monday! 

Tuesday - DGP #7 Parts of the Sentence. Poetic elements review.  TPCASTT introduction and poetry analysis of "Traveling through the Dark."  See PowerPoint and TPCASTT sheet in Files - Literature - Poetry.

Wednesday - Poetry Gallery Walk with poems by Tupac.  See Files - Literature - Poetry for handouts.

Thursday - Poetry Jigsaw with Tupac and Keats.  See Files - Literature - Poetry for handouts.

Friday - Review yesterday's Poetry Jigsaw.  Poetry culminating activity - writing assessment.  See Files - Literature - Poetry for assignment.  This is worth 30 points!  Do NOT flake out on this assignment!

 

October 3-7: FALL BREAK! Have fun!  Be safe!  Make good choices!

 

Septmenber 26-30: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #6 Parts of Speech. Stand Up/Sit Down to introduce themes of The Crucible. Introduce analysis responsibilities while watching the video.  See Files - Literature - The Crucible for copies of "Film Study Worksheet" and "Research Paper Prewriting - Crucible Focus." Start watching film.

Tuesday - DGP #6 Parts of the Sentence. Continue watching The Crucible.  Students are expected to take notes pertaining to questions on "Film Study Worksheet" as they watch the movie.

Wednesdady - DGP #6 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose.  Continue watching The Crucible.  Students are expected to take notes pertaining to questions on "Film Study Worksheet" as they watch the movie.

Thursday - DGP #6 Punctuation and Capitalization.  Continue watching The Crucible.  Students are expected to take notes pertaining to questions on "Film Study Worksheet" as they watch the movie.

Friday - DGP #6 Application. STUDENTS WILL TURN IN DGP TODAY. Finish watching The Crucible.  Students are expected to take notes pertaining to questions on "Film Study Worksheet" as they watch the movie. Once movie is over, students will have a few minutes to complete "Film Study Worksheet" and "Research Paper Prewriting - Crucible Focus."

 

September 19-23: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #5 Parts of Speech. "Geraldo No Last Name" Style Analysis.

Tuesday - School-wide Practice ACT. Do your best!  We'll only see 5th and 6th period, so you will be watching a TED talk and taking notes on what you see.

Wednesday - DGP #5 Parts of the Sentence. Introduction to The Crucible.  Grouping actvity to dramatize witch hunt/Red Scare hysteria.

Thursday - DGP #5 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Application. Continue Introduction to The Crucible with video from Discovery Education. Students will take notes using Cornell Notes format to identify important details of the background of the Salem Witch Trials and finally summarize the movie and draw connections between the Witch Hunts in Salem and the Red Scare of the 1950s and current fears of Islamic Extremist terrorism.

Friday - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day)

 

September 12-16: Unit 1 Literature

Monday - DGP #4 Parts of Speech.  Having a conversation with an author - making annotation work for you.  PreTest then annotation then PostTest.  See Close Reading Practice - DRP PowerPoint for step-by-step instructions and necessary handouts.

Tuesday - DGP #4 Parts of the Sentence. Finish Close Reading Practice. Close Reading Practice PostTest.

Wednesday - DGP #4 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Watch video over Types of Sentences. Practice with Types of Sentences using English 3 Grammar Practice (Files - Grammar Focus)

Thursday - DGP #4 Punctuation and Capitalization. Start "Fish Cheeks."  Annotation and Close Reading.

Friday - DGP #4 Application TURN IN TODAY!.  Finish "Fish Cheeks." 

 

September 5-9: Grammar Focus into Unit 1 Literature

Monday - NO SCHOOL!  LABOR DAY!!  YAY!!!

Tuesday - DGP #3 Parts of Speech. Review Phrases and Clauses work.  Phrases and Clauses Quiz.

Wednesday - DGP #3 Parts of the Sentence. Annotation workshop with Ms. Goodwin.

Thursday - DGP #3 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose.  Continue annotation workshop.

Friday - DGP #3 Punctuation, Capitalization, and Application.  Rewrite On Demand practice response based on peer review feedback.

 

August 29-September 2: Grammar Focus

Monday - DGP #2 Parts of Speech.  Prepositional phrases review and practice.  Phrases and Clauses review and practice (if time).  See Eng 3 Grammar Practice worksheet in Class Files.

Tuesday - DGP #2 Parts of the Sentence.  Phrases and Clauses review and practice.  Sentence Type and Purpose review and practice.  Turn in Eng 3 Grammar Practice worksheet for POINTS!

Wednesday - DGP #2 Clauses, Sentence Type and Purpose. Quiz - Phrases and Clauses. Sentence Structure Activity.

Thursday - DGP #2 Punctuation and Capitalization. Sentence Structure Activity with your OWN work!  

Friday - DGP #2 Application and TURN IN (make sure ALL sections are complete)!  Complete Sentence Structure activity if necessary.  Annotation lesson and practice. 

 

August 22-26: Grammar Focus 

Monday, August 22: Grammar Pre-Test

Tuesday, August 23: Grammar Pre-Test Self-Evaluation.  Start DGP #1 (see English III - Class Files - Grammar Focus - DGP)

Wednesday, August 24: Finish DGP #1

Thursday, August 25: Parts of Speech Review with Eng 3 Grammar Practice (Class Files - Grammar Focus)

  1. What you already know – list 8 parts of speech on worksheet and write down what you already know about each
  2. Video – “Grammar: Brief and Naughty – Parts of Speech” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te6amrFh_2k
  3. Parts of Speech review (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and Conjunctions) – go over NOTES section of worksheet
  4. Kahoot Practice

Friday, August 26: Continue Parts of Speech Review with Eng 3 Grammar Practice.

  1. Parts of Speech Review 
  2. Finish "Identification" section of Eng 3 Grammar Practice. Identify the part of speech for each underlined word.
  3. Parts fo Speech Quiz!

 

August 15-19: First Days of School

Monday, August 15

  1. Reading  
  2. Syllabus distribution/reading 
  3. Syllabus Quiz and review 
  4. Hall Pass Setup!

Tuesday, August 16

  1. Read
  2. Diagnostic 3.8 Writing Prompt
    1. According to a Czechoslovakian proverb, “Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts.” On the other hand, many people believe that honesty is the best policy in all cases. In your opinion, is it ever okay to lie? Why or why not? Explain your answer using specific reasons and examples.

Wednesday, August 17

  1. Read
  2. PGES PreTest – Reading

Thursday, August 18

  1. Read
  2. “How and Why We Read” – John Green (watch twice?  Really, really fast!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSYw502dJNY
    1. Before watching – what do you think he’s going to say
    2. Take notes…let’s see how you do!
    3. How was what he said different or the same as what you wrote?

Friday, August 19

SRI Testing

 

August 8-12: First Days of School

Monday - Opening Day for teachers.  You lucky duckies get a day off!

Tuesday - Work Day for teachers.  Enjoy your last day of FREEDOM!

Wednesday - Welcome back to school!  We'll do some fun activities (Kid President video, Find Someone Who..., and Would You Rather...?), then get in to our first assignment: an electronic exit slip (Give me liberty, or give me death! linked here) to be completed on Google Classroom.  There will be paper copies availalbe for anyone who may not have access to the internet.  Also, for tomorrow, be thinking about "Ruin a school year in four words..."

Thursday - Discussion of the "Freedom" exit slip from yesterday. Diagnostic quiz and spelling exercise.  We'll also take some time to get in to "Ruin a school year in four words" along with a few other fun activities.

Friday - Book Speed Dating and Library introduction.  You'll find out when you get here!  We will start silent reading on Monday, so every student is expected to have a book to read in class on Monday.  This is a grade!