Week 19 - December 21-23 - Semester Test


Monday, 12/21 - Review for Semester Test




-Review Grammar Tests 1


-Review Grammar Test 2

-Survival-Conflict Unit

-Greek Mythology Unit

-Shakespeare Unit



Tuesday, 12/22 - Semester Test


Wednesday, 12/23 - No Class

MERRY CHRISTMAS - HAPPY NEW YEAR - Enjoy your Christmas Break!!




Week 18 - December 14-18 - Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet


Reminder: Your 4th and final ANNOTATION is DUE FRIDAY, 12/18/09


Monday, 12/14

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No Current Event Today

Romeo & Juliet Unit Test

>Get a laptop

>Open Safari (NOT Firefox)

>Get to our class web page

>Click on the unit test link above

>Enter your name

>Take the Test


-Any time remaining will be devoted to QUIET work on one of the following activities:

>literary device assignments that are due by the end of class today

>students' dramatic interpretation presentations that will begin Wednesday 12/16/09



Tuesday, 12/15

bell.jpgJ:Take out a quarter sheet and write down a summary explanation of your dramatic interpretation; write your name on it and hand in.

No Current Event Today

Continue from where you left off yesterday on the Romeo & Juliet Unit Test

>Get a laptop

>Open Safari (NOT Firefox)

>Get to our class web page

>Click on the unit test link above

>Enter your name

>Take the Test starting at the number you left off yesterday


-Any time remaining will be devoted to QUIET work on one of the following activities:

>literary device assignments that are due by the end of class today

>students' dramatic interpretation presentations that will begin Wednesday 12/16/09


Wednesday, 12/16

-dramatic interpretation presentations



Thursday, 12/17

-dramatic interpretation presentations


Friday, 12/18

-dramatic interpretation presentations




Week 17 - December 7-11 - Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

All Greek Mythology Essays Were Due LAST MONDAY


Monday, 12/7


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J: Summarize Act V of Romeo & Juliet

No Current Event Today

Tomorrow's Speaker of the Day: Matt

-Read Aloud Romeo & Juliet Act V, pg. 251-262

-Characters: Romeo, Servant Balthasar, Apothecary, Friar Laurence, Friar John, Paris, Page, Juliet, 1st Watchman, 2nd Watchman, 3rd Watchman, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Montague

-Group 5 to TRANSLATE Act V Scene 3 in brief - NOT in word-for-word/line-for-line (Tom, Cari, Shelby, Travis)

Reminder: Your 3rd ANNOTATION is DUE FRIDAY, 12/11/09



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Wednesday, 12/9 (EARLY OUT)

Thursday, 12/10

Because of the 3 snow days, some activities were moved, while other activities had to be dismissed (such as the movie - sorry, students!)


Friday, 12/11


Your 3rd ANNOTATION is DUE TODAY

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J: Romeo & Juliet Crossword

No Current Event Today

ALL SUMMARIES AND TRANSLATIONS DUE TODAY

Complete Romeo & Juliet Quick Summary Quiz (5 minute time limit)

--Each group will give answers for their specific act

Shakespearean Literary Devices

--Plot structure
--dramatic conventions
--pun
--irony, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony
--metaphor
--personification

--oxymoron
--malapropism
--conceit

The Romeo & Juliet test will be Monday
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SSIGNMENTS: (Reminder: These assignments, which were originally going to be assigned Tuesday, 12/8/09, were previewed Monday, 12/7/09, for the specific purpose of being able to work on them during any possible snow days.)
1) Each group is to find specific examples of the above literary devices in their own acts (DUE MON-12/14).
2) Choose one of the following for a dramatic interpretation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: Option A: a 20-line monologue, Option B: group movie of a scene of your choice, Option C: group dramatic presentation of a scene of your choice (DUE WED-12/16).


Week 16 - November 30 - December 4 - Romeo & Juliet

All Greek Mythology Essays Should Be Handed In Today

Monday, 11/30


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J: Free Write

No Current Events Today

Tomorrow's SOTD: Stuart

-Check masks & review cast

-Review Cast of Characters

-Review Romeo & Juliet Intro, Plot, Theme, Characters, Language, and Spectacle


Reminder: Your 2nd ANNOTATION is DUE FRIDAY, 12/4/09

Tuesday, 12/1


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J: Write a summary of the prologue we read yesterday from Romeo & Juliet.

Current Event with Today's Speaker of the Day: Stuart

Tomorrow's SOTD: Matt

-Read Aloud Romeo & Juliet Act I, pg. 181-198

-Characters: Sampson, Gregory, Abraham, Servant Balthasar, Benvolio, Tybalt, officer, citizen, Montague, Lady Montague, Escalus, Capulet, Paris, Romeo, Juliet, Nurse, Lady Capulet, Mercutio, 2nd Capulet

-Group 1 to summarize & translate (Ryan, Scott, Shelby, Cassidy, Dalton)


Wednesday, 12/2


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J: Describe the character of Romeo.

Current Event with Today's Speaker of the Day: Matt

Tomorrow's SOTD: Alan

-Review Act I from yesterday

-Read Aloud Romeo & Juliet Act II, pg. 202-217

-Characters: Romeo (Tom), Benvolio (Eric), Mercutio (Cari), Juliet (Mikayla), Nurse (Shelby W), Friar Laurence (Travis), Servant Peter (Ryan)

-Group 2 to summarize & translate (J.P., Jared, Libby, Liz, Cassie)


Reminder: Your 2nd ANNOTATION is DUE FRIDAY, 12/4/09

Thursday, 12/3


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J: Describe the character of Juliet.

Current Event with Today's Speaker of the Day: Alan

Tomorrow's SOTD: Jordan

-Review Act II from yesterday

-Read Aloud Romeo & Juliet Act III, pg. 220-239

-Characters: Tybalt (Ryan), Capulet (Scott), Romeo (Dalton), Citizen (JP), Prince Escalus (Jared), Lady Capulet (Shelby C), Montague (Liz), Juliet (Cassidy), Nurse (Libby), Friar Laurence (Cassandra), Paris (Harrison)

-Group 3 to summarize & translate (Stephanie, Harrison, Stuart, Matt, Alan)


Friday, 12/4

Your 2nd ANNOTATION is DUE TODAY

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J: Summarize the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets.

Current Event with Today's Speaker of the Day: Jordan

-Review Acts I-III

-Read Aloud Romeo & Juliet Act IV, pg. 241-249

-Characters: Capulet (Jared), Lady Capulet (Shelby C), Nurse (Stephanie), Servant (Alan), Friar Laurence (Matt), Paris (Scott), Juliet (Cassandra)

-Group 4 to summarize & translate (Jordan, Eric, Nick, Madee, Mikayla)

ASSIGNMENT: Over the weekend, review a summary of Act V of Romeo & Juliet and be prepared to write about it on Monday.




Week 15 - November 23-25 - Shakespeare Intro

*REMINDER OF CHANGE IN ANNOTATION RULES: Because most everyone appears to be procrastinating (only 13 of 80 students have given me even their first annotation), which means I would end up grading over 300 annotations during Christmas break, our annotation rules have changed. The first annotation is now due 11-25-09 (the day before Thanksgiving break). Your second annotation is then due 12-4-09. The third is due 12-11-09, and the last annotation is due 12-18-09. You may still get them to me anytime prior to these dates by either email or pulling up your annotation on our student server. However, if you don't get them to me prior to their individual due dates, you will get zero out of the 40 possible points.*

Monday, 11/23

(daily lesson notes)

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Take a quarter sheet and, with the person across from you, carry on a SILENT conversation by alternating the writing between the two of you.

No Current Events Today

Tomorrow's SOTD:

-Shakespearean Conversation

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-2nd person familiar pronouns

-Shakespeare Revision

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-Elizabethan inflection


-Shakespeare Revision

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-Shakespeare Sentence Structure

-Shakespeare Revision


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-Troublesome Words

-Shakespeare Revision


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-Odd Words

-Shakespeare Revision


-A "Shakespearean Insult" chorus line!

Reminder: Your 1st ANNOTATION is DUE WEDNESDAY, 11/25/09


Tuesday, 11/24

(daily lesson notes)

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Take a quarter sheet and write down as many literary terms as you can that have to do with Shakespearean literary works.

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day:

Tomorrow's SOTD:

-Finish Shakespeare Intro

-Intro to The Globe Theater

-Globe Theater Study Guide

Reminder: Your 1st ANNOTATION is DUE WEDNESDAY, 11/25/09

Wednesday, 11/25 (1 hr. early out)

(daily lesson notes)

Your 1st ANNOTATION is DUE TODAY

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Write at least two different couplets (two lines that rhyme) in Shakespearean language.
No Current Events Today

The Globe Quiz

-Watch Shakespeare Intro Video

-Review Cast

-Make cast masks for next week's play

Reminder: Your 2nd ANNOTATION is DUE NEXT FRIDAY, 12/4/09



Thursday, 11/26 - NO SCHOOL


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...GIVE THANKS!


...HAPPY THANKSGIVING !


...GIVE THANKS!



Friday, 11/27 - NO SCHOOL




Week 14 - November 16-20 Greek Mythology Wrap-Up &


Shakespeare Intro

*CHANGE IN ANNOTATION RULES: Because most everyone appears to be procrastinating (only 13 of 80 students have given me even their first annotation), which means I would end up grading over 300 annotations during Christmas break, our annotation rules have changed. The first annotation is now due 11-25-09 (the day before Thanksgiving break). Your second annotation is then due 12-4-09. The third is due 12-11-09, and the last annotation is due 12-18-09. You may still get them to me anytime prior to these dates by either email or pulling up your annotation on our student server. However, if you don't get them to me prior to their individual due dates, you will get zero out of the 40 possible points.*

Monday, 11/16

(daily lesson notes)

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Change the following sentences from passive voice to active voice (or if already active, explain what makes it active):
1. The book was placed on the desk by Travis.
2. I was happy to see my test score.
3. Cari got a hug from Mikayla.

Grammar Point: Definition of Active/Passive


- In the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is neither a do-er or a be-er, but is acted upon by some other agent or by something unnamed.


-Rule: form of "to be" + past participle = passive voice



No Current Events Today


Tomorrow's SOTD: Harrison


Student Teacher Group: Dalton & Madee


-The Royal House of Thebes: Oedipus & Antigone, 254-263


-Quick Draw favorite scene


-PowerPoint presentation on myth


-Word search


-Quiz




Tuesday, 11/17


(daily lesson notes)

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Change the following sentences from passive voice to active voice (or if already active, explain what makes it active):
1. Nick got tripped in the hallway.
2. He was very angry.
3. Nick was comforted by Dalton.

Grammar Point: Passive vs. Active Voice


Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Harrison



Tomorrow's SOTD: Stuart



-Greek Basketball Review



Wednesday, 11/18 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)

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Toga!



-Greek Mythology Test Review


Toga!


Tomorrow's SOTD: Stuart




Thursday, 11/19

(daily lesson notes)

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Change the following sentences from passive voice to active voice (or if already active, explain what makes it active):
1. Tom and Matt are sitting by each other.
2. Cassidy and Cassie were going to sit by each other.
3. The desk has something sitting on it.

Grammar Point: Progressive Verbs


*Greek Mythology Unit Test*



Friday, 11/20

(daily lesson notes)

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Take out a quarter sheet and write at least 3 interesting facts you know about Shakespeare.


Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Stuart

-Shakespeare Introduction





Week 13 - November 9-13 Greek Mythology Student Teaching



*Reminder: You should have your second (yes 2nd) annotation done to stay on target with your independent reading goal*



Monday, 11/9

(daily lesson notes)

No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Libby


J: RAFT - You are a Greek god (R) requesting from Cupid (A) in the form of a petition (F) something you desire (T).


Greek Mythology Workshop for student teachers not complete with lessons and for 2-page essays.


-Review 2-page essay requirements


-Review MLA formatting



Tuesday, 11/10


(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Libby


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Liz


J: Revise yesterday's RAFT journal by adding more ideas and details (more content) to your myth. You will be graded on noticeable revisions to your content and ideas.


Student Teacher Group: Ryan & Shelby C.


-Tales of Lovers:


Pyramus & Thisbe and Orpheus & Eurydice, pages 101-105


Pygmalion and Galatea, pages 108-111


-PowerPoint


-Jeopardy


-Word Search


-Quiz



Wednesday, 11/11

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Liz



Tomorrow's SOTD: Cassie


J: Revise yesterday's RAFT journal by concentrating on your organization, specifically transitions from one thought to the next and one paragraph to the next. You will be graded on noticeable revisions to organization and transitions.


Student Teacher Group: Libby & Stephanie


-Cupid & Psyche, pages 92-100


-Quick write


-PowerPoint


-Group skits


-Quiz



(Lesson plans due from Eric & Shelby W.)



Thursday, 11/12

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Cassie


Tomorrow's SOTD: Stephanie


J: Revise yesterday's RAFT journal by concentrating on your word choice and your sentence fluency. Would your myth benefit from more descriptive words (adjectives and adverbs)? Is your word choice appropriate to both your honors level and to the format of a myth? You will be graded on noticeable revisions to your word choice and sentence fluency.


Student Teacher Group: Nick & Cari


-Great Heroes Before the Trojan War: Perseus, 141-148


-Question/Review


-PowerPoint


-Play-Dough Comprehension Check :)


-Quiz



(Lesson plans due from Dalton & Madee)


Friday, 11/13

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Stephanie


J: Edit your Greek Myth for conventions and presentation.




Student Teacher Group: Eric & Shelby W.



-Great Heroes Before the Trojan War: Theseus, 149-159


-Greek Charades


-Myth Review


-Labyrinth & crossword


-Review


-Quiz







Week 12 - November 2-6 Greek Mythology Student Teaching



Monday, 11/2

(daily lesson notes)

No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: J.P.


DOL:


1. tony remarked the department of public works has began to repair the bridge on dempster lane


2. have you ever ran then did pushups and then swam at the nishna valley family ymca


3. the exercises miss lawson has gave us to finish include these punctuation items semicolons exclamation points and commas


Student Teacher Group: Cassie, Jordan, Liz



-How the World & Mankind Were Created, 63-74


(Lesson plans due from Scott & Tom and from Libby & Stephanie)



Tuesday, 11/3

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: J.P.


No current events tomorrow because of early out


*CREATION QUIZ DUE TO CASSIE, LIZ & JORDAN*


DOL:


4. aunt wilma has took this medicine for year’s and she hasnt never had a cold


5. irregardless of her skill at skating jane goes to skateland every monday wednesday and friday to practice.


6. mrs lorraine hope


3417 first avenue


gainesville va 22065


-Catch up day on Greek myth readings and homework from yesterday


(Lesson plans due from Ryan & Shelby C.)


Wednesday, 11/4 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)

*Revised Student Teaching Schedule is posted on class bulletin board*


No Current Events Today


Tomorrow's SOTD: Jared


DOL:


7. general ajax corporation


439 foundry avenue


huntington ar 72940


8. ladies and gentlemen


please replace part #24957 thank you


sincerely, john wilson


-Greek Mythology Workshop



Thursday, 11/5

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Jared


Tomorrow's SOTD: Libby


DOL:


9. we seen the play our town when it was on television, we enjoyed watching it


10. the children had drank the hole gallon of cider so I had to go to wedgewood supermarket to by some more


Student Teacher Group: Scott & Tom



-Flower-myths Narcissus, Hyacinth, Adonis, 85-91


-Quick-draw scene in story you remember


-PowerPoint of each flower myth


-Flower myth writing assignment


-Flower myth quiz


(Lesson plans due from Jared & Harrison)


Friday, 11/6

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Libby


DOL QUIZ




Student Teacher Group: Libby & Stephanie


-Cupid & Psyche, pages 92-100


-PowerPoint


-Quick write


-Group skits


-Quiz





Week 11 - October 26-30 Greek Mythology Student Teaching


Monday, 10/26

(daily lesson notes)

No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Ryan


DOL:

1. wizards of waverly place hasn’t began yet tv guide must be wrong in listing it at 530
2. when were finished with this project jan and me will help jeff and him finish there assignment
3. many of the great chirstian cathedrals in europe was built during the middle ages

Student Teacher Group: Alan, Cassidy, Matt, Mikayla



-The Gods, pages 24-46


(Lesson plans due from J.P., Stuart, Travis)



Tuesday, 10/27

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Ryan


Tomorrow's SOTD: Cassidy


DOL:

4. havent youre parents never bring you anything home from a trip
5. tom asked me to borrow him my basketball pump but I told him it was broke
6. angie answered I was their because the police found one of my cats ginger on the corner of adams and highway 22

Student Teacher Group: Alan, Cassidy, Matt, Mikayla



-The Gods, pages 24-46


(Lesson plans due from J.P., Stuart, Travis)



Wednesday, 10/28

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Cassidy


Tomorrow's SOTD: Dalton


DOL:

7. my dad said if you had not rose the temperature in the refrigerator the soda would of froze
8. me and my Uncle seen a model of the mayflower at johns hobby shop

Student Teacher Group: Alan, Cassidy, Matt, Mikayla



-The Gods, pages 24-46


(Lesson plans due from Cassie, Jordan, Liz)




Thursday, 10/29

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Cassidy


Tomorrow's SOTD: J.P.


DOL:

9. jan, louise and me have took our reports about the necklace a french short story to class
10. has sue threw away there pen that is different from our’s that we used in Geography class

-Greek Mythology Overview, pages 13-23


-Read Foreword


-In table groups, quick-write a list of all stories and movies you can remember reading or watching that had a Greek mythology figure in it


-Next, individually, draw the first Greek God or figure that comes into you mind


-Discuss the impact of Greek Mythology on our current day


-Hand out Greek Mythology Overview Packet



Friday, 10/30

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: J.P.


*DOL: Quiz*


Student Teacher Group: J.P., Stuart, Travis


-The Two Great Gods of Earth: Demeter (Ceres) & Dionysus or Bacchus, 47-62


-Quick-draw your visualization of Demeter & Dionysus


-PowerPoint presentation (you will want to take notes)


-Word Find Assignment & Review


-Quiz


(Lesson plans due from Scott, Tom)









Week 10 - October 19-23 - ITEDs & Greek Mythology



Eng1H World Conflict Newscast


Monday, 10/19


ITEDs in the morning with periods 4, 5, 6, and 7 as usual.


Tuesday, 10/20


ITEDs in the afternoon with periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 as usual.


-Greek Mythology Workshop - each group/pair can use a laptop to research their specific Greek myth


-Group #1 needs to show me lesson plans for tomorrow.


*Reminder: Be a respectful and productive group member*



Wednesday, 10/21 (2-hr. early dismissal)


*PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES*


-Review Revised Schedule of Greek Myths


-Review Revised Lesson Plan Sheet


-Greek Mythology Workshop


Thursday, 10/22 (2-hr. early dismissal)


*PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES*


-Greek Mythology Workshop


-Lesson plans due from the following student teachers: Cassidy, Matt, Alan & Mikayla


Friday, 10/23 - NO SCHOOL - 1st QUARTER BREAK


ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!!




Week 9 - October 12-16 - Grammar Problems - Thinking Solutions & Beginning of Greek Mythology


*Reminder: You should have your 1st annotation completed this week*


Monday, 10/12

(daily lesson notes)

No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Ryan


J: No journaling today - we need to travel to the media center for our test


-Take Grammar Tests 1


-Take Grammar Test 2


Tuesday, 10/13

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events this week

Daily Oral Language (DOL):

1. there was three people trapped inside the burning snyder hotel however firefighters breaked there doors down and saved them

2. us students visited washington dc last summer consequently we were able to see the white house

3. ms andrews is it true that the sears tower is the taller building in the world

-Hand back survival-conflict unit wrap up

-Preview Bloom's Taxonomy in relation to the critical thinking we've been doing this unit.


-In table groups, brainstorm all the activities we did in our survival-conflict unit, as well as our grammar problem unit.

-Then categorize these activities into the appropriate levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.

-Continue discussion on Bloom's Taxonomy in relation to the critical thinking we'll be doing on the Greek Mythology unit.


Wednesday, 10/14

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events this week

Daily Oral Language (DOL):

4. edgar allen poe wrote the poem the raven he was an american author

5. my grandparents have gave me and my brother books games and clothing

6. them students have drew sketches of washington school for an assignment i believe

-Greek Mythology Unit officially assigned

-Assign partners

-Greek Mythology Workshop

-Each group/pair can use a laptop to research their specific Greek myth

- Below are a number of Websites. You certainly don't HAVE TO use these Internet sources, but if you don't know where to start, look below.

MythWeb
StudySphere
EdWeb
clipart
CSU
Math.UTK
Hi Park
LRS
Web Tech
Classics UC
Art History
Classics.UCSB

Thursday, 10/15

(daily lesson notes).

*Reminder: You should have your 1st annotation completed this week*


No Current Events this week


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. we have ate kentucky fried chicken many times we like kentucky fried chicken


8. my friends went to see the movie et but i couldn’t go so i decided to watch television


9. at one time the empire builder was the finer passenger train in the united states rick added


-Greek Mythology Workshop - each group/pair can use a laptop to research their specific Greek myth


-Refer to the Websites above


*Reminder: Be a respectful and productive group member*



Friday, 10/16 (3 hr. Early Dismissal)

(daily lesson notes)

*Reminder: You should have your 1st annotation completed this week*



No Current Events this week

*DOL Quiz*

-Greek Mythology Workshop - each group/pair can use a laptop to research their specific Greek myth


-Refer to the Websites above


*Reminder: Be a respectful and productive group member*




Week 8 - October 5-9 - Grammar Problems -- Thinking Solutions


Monday, 10/5

(daily lesson notes)

J: Free Write


No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Ryan


Discuss the problems encountered in completing the 9th Grade Comma Error Sheet


Discuss how we all got our answers


Begin Grammar Review/Answers to 20 sentences


*9th Grade Comma Error Sheet DUE*


Tuesday, 10/6


(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Ryan


No SOTD Tomorrow.


J: R.A.F.T. - You are a journalist reporting (R) to the AHS student body (A) in the form of a newspaper article (F) about either Friday night's game against Creston or Saturday's dance (T)




Review Comma & Associated Grammar Usage sheet, applying the rules to the 9th Grade Comma Errors sheet with 3:00 partners.


Evaluate what problem areas class is still struggling with



Wednesday, 10/7 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events Today


Tomorrow's SOTD: Shelby C.


J: No journaling today because of early out


-Take Learning Style Inventory\




Thursday, 10/8

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Shelby C.


Tomorrow's SOTD: Cassidy


J: R.A.F.T. - You are a frontier woman/man (R) writing to yourself (A) in your diary (F) about your hardships in the West (T)



-Review Learning Style Inventory


-Discuss critical thinking and how it relates to studying with specific examples from their own classes & assignments & the grammar error problems.


-Continue Grammar Rules Review





Friday, 10/9

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Cassidy


J: Revise & Edit your choice of journal for grade


-Hand back graded Grammar Error Sheet


-Continue Grammar Rules Review


-Preview Greek Mythology Unit


-Hand out Greek Mythology books


-Assign partners


*OVER THE WEEKEND, Study for your Grammar Tests on Monday*




Week 7 - September 28-October 2 - Grammar Problems -- Thinking Solutions


Monday, 9/28

(daily lesson notes)

J: Free Write


No Speaker of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Ryan


Complete Production of Class Newscast


*ASSIGN Survival-Conflict Unit Wrap Up - DUE AT END OF CLASS*


*During taping, all those not presenting will be working on Survival-Conflict Wrap-Up*





Tuesday, 9/29


(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speaker of the Day: Ryan


Tomorrow's SOTD: Scott


J: My worst mistake was...


Complete Newscast Production & Evaluate



Wednesday, 9/30:

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events Today with Today's Speaker of the Day: Scott


Tomorrow's SOTD: Shelby C.


J: What is something you are optimistic about and why?


Complete Clock Partners


Grammar Connections & Study Skills


-- hand out 9th Grade Comma Errors Sheet


With 1:00 partners, research Language Network to make grammar connections


-- be cognizant/aware of how you find your answers




Thursday, 10/1

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events Today with Today's Speaker of the Day: Shelby C.


No SOTD for Tomorrow.


J: Who do you think will win the dodgeball tournament and why?



Grammar Connections & Study Skills


Continue working on 9th Grade Comma Errors Sheet.


Discuss how we find our answers from this problem/solution task


Brainstorm & Discuss study and note-taking methods






Friday, 10/2 (early out for homecoming)

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events Today because of early out.


J: No journaling today


Continue working on 9th Grade Comma Errors Sheet


Discuss how we find our answers from this problem/solution task


Brainstorm & Discuss study and note-taking methods




Week 6 - September 21-25 - End of Survival & Conflict & Beginning of Grammar-Writing Connections


Monday, 9/21

(daily lesson notes)


J: Free Write


No Speakers of the Day Today


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Nick


Begin Production of Class Newscast


Check everyone's News Copy


Discuss production process


Vote on Anchor


Practice new update presentations with partners


Begin taping


*During taping, all those not presenting will be silently reading*





Tuesday, 9/22


(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speakers of the Day: Nick


Tomorrow's SOTD: Mrs. Hartwig


J: The best speech I ever saw...


Continue newscast production


*During taping, all those not presenting will be silently reading*



Wednesday, 9/23:

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events Today


Tomorrow's SOTD: Mrs. Hartwig


J: Evaluate yesterday's class


Discussion regarding evaluations


Complete newscast production


*During taping, all those not presenting will be taking the grammar pre-test 1, grammar pre-test 2, or silently reading*




Thursday, 9/24

(daily lesson notes)

No Current Events Today


Tomorrow's SOTD: Mrs. Hartwig


J: No journaling today because of taping. Please take this time to pull up your conflict photo on the Internet with Mrs. Hartwig.



Complete newscast production


*During taping, all those not presenting will be taking the grammar pre-test 1, grammar pre-test 2, or silently reading*




Friday, 9/25

(daily lesson notes)

Current Events with Today's Speakers of the Day: Mrs. Hartwig


J: Revise & Edit your choice of journal entry for grade.


Complete newscast production


*During taping, all those not presenting will be taking the grammar pre-test 1, grammar pre-test 2, silently reading, or revising and editing journal.*





Week 5 - September 14-18 - Survival & Conflict


Monday, 9/14

(daily lesson notes)

No Speakers of the Day Today


J: If I was a teacher, I would...


Group»class: Complete “What is Worth Fighting For?” (p. 35).
Discuss each type of Conflict (p. 36).
Group»class: Discuss and share experiences from both personal and reading.
Read aloud “The Rights to the Streets of Memphis, “ (p. 37-41) with language connections.


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Eric & Mikayla


Tuesday, 9/15

(daily lesson notes)

Today's Speakers of the Day: Eric & Mikayla


J: If I was a parent, I would...


Current Events

Continue/Finish reading "The Rights to the Streets of Memphis"
Group»class: Complete connection (p.44), emphasizing purpose & audience
Read aloud pamphlet and web article (p. 45-47)

*Assign Personal Conflict*

In "The Rights to the Streets of Memphis," Richard Wright describes a defining moment in his life, when he stood up to a violent gang. What childhood event was your defining moment? Write an essay in which you describe your defining moment and explain the effect it had on you. Must be 1-2 pages, typed, double spaced, and due Friday, 9/18.

Tomorrow's SOTD: No SOTD Wednesday


Wednesday, 9/16 (EARLY OUT):

(daily lesson notes)

No Speaker of the Day Today


J: If I could solve one world problem…


No Regular Current Events Today

Group»Class: Each group will role play a bullying situation with a positive helper and outcome according to the action plan their group devised from previous day.


Tomorrow's SOTD: Nick & Caroline


Thursday, 9/17

(daily lesson notes)

Today's Speakers of the Day: Nick & Caroline


J: If I was in a third-world country...


Current Events


Discuss real-world conflicts currently flaring, writing ideas on board.


ASSIGN REAL-WORLD CONFLICT PROJECT:


Role: You will be a news correspondent informing and updating


Audience: the American Public


Format: in a 60-90-second news clip


Topic: on the conflict of your choice (to be decided upon by end of class today)


You will research the conflict and report on the history and current status of this conflict. We will then produce and record a news program with each correspondent’s new clips. This will necessitate one student being an anchor rather than a correspondent » choose news anchor.



Go to MC to research real-world conflict.


Compose news clip copy which includes the history, current status, and photo of your real-world conflict.


Record each student’s world conflict by end of class.



Tomorrow's SOTD: Shelby & Travis


Friday, 9/18

(daily lesson notes)

Today's Speakers of the Day: Shelby & Travis


J: No Journaling Today


Current Events at end of class


*PERSONAL CONFLICT DUE*


Continue real-world conflict research and composition of correspondent report copy for our news program


Practice presentation of correspondent report


Discuss production of new program with real-world conflict


*Production of news program will begin on Monday*





Week 4 - September 8-11 - Survival & Conflict



Tuesday, 9/8


(daily lesson notes)

Today’s Speakers of the Day: Cassandra & Stephanie


J: Free Write


Current Events


*Survival Project Due


Today's Presentations:


Harrison & Stuart


Scott & JP & Alan


Jared & Ryan


Shelby


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Harrison & Alan




Wednesday, 9/9

(daily lesson notes)

Today’s Speakers of the Day: Harrison & Alan

J: No journaling today



Current Events


Survival Project Presentations:


Jared & Ryan


Tom, Caroline, Micayla & Matt


Shelby


Stephanie, Cassie, Cassandra & Shelby C


Nick, Dalton & Travis


Liz & Libby


Eric, Jordan & Madee


Tomorrow's SOTD: Jordan & Matt

Thursday, 9/10

(daily lesson notes)


Today’s Speakers of the Day: Jordan & Matt


J: No journaling today



Current Events


Continue Presenting Survival Projects



Shelby


Liz & Libby


Eric, Madee & Jordan



Tomorrow’s SOTD: Madee & Tom


Friday, 9/11

(Outside Magazine Article)

Today's Speakers of the Day: Madee & Tom


J: No journaling today


Current Events


Conclude Presentations with Tom, Caroline, Mikayla & Matt


Survival Wrap-up with non-fiction article from Outside Magazine


Monday's SOTD: Eric & Shelby






Week 3 - August 31 - September 4 - Survival & Conflict



Monday, 8/31


(daily lesson notes)


Today’s Speakers of the Day: Ryan & Scott



J: Free Write


“What does it take to be a Survivor?”


Discuss Plot/Conflict - What are the “best” conflict stories you’ve read & why do you consider them the best?


“The Most Dangerous Game”



Tomorrow’s SOTD: JP & Jared



Tuesday, 9/1

(daily lesson notes)

Today’s Speakers of the Day: JP & Jared


J: Describe your room at home in detail. What are you proudest of and


why?


“The Most Dangerous Game”


ASSIGN COMPLETION OF STORY FOR WEDNESDAY.


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Shelby & Cassidy





Wednesday, 9/2 (EARLY OUT)

(daily lesson notes)


Today’s Speakers of the Day: Shelby & Cassidy


J: If I was five years older, I would...



“The Most Dangerous Game”


Complete the Reading Comprehension out loud.


ASSIGN EITHER SEQUEL TO THIS STORY OR A RE-WRITE OF THE OUTCOME, 1-2 pages, double spaced, DUE FRIDAY


Tomorrow's SOTD: Dalton & Stuart



Thursday, 9/3

(daily lesson notes)


Today’s Speakers of the Day: Dalton & Stuart


J: What do you think about people who take advantage of others?


Current Events


“Habits of Highly Successful Survivors"



ASSIGN SURVIVAL PROJECT: (IDENTIFY R.A.F.T.)


This project can be in any format you would like (short story, movie, PowerPoint, poster, pamphlet, walkie-talkie recording, podcast, cell phone video recording… your creative choice). You will present your project on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It’s length must be between 2-3 minutes. The general topic must be survival, but you can be creative in how specifically you would like to narrow your topic. For example, you may want to create a pamphlet with general survival tips for distribution in a mountain climbing school (R: organization educating, A: mountain climbers, F: pamphlet, T: general survival tips), or you may want to create a movie of someone caught in a raging river (be creative!) that was caught on tape by a news helicopter (R: television cameraman documenting/informing, A: American citizens, F: news video, T: raging river survivor). Those are just two ideas; you create your own way to analyze and share your thoughts on the issue of survival that we read about and discussed this week! Then write a well-developed paragraph evaluating how you synthesized those aspects of survival into your project.


Survival workshop and research


Tomorrow’s SOTD: Libby & Liz



Friday, 9/4

(daily lesson notes)


Today’s Speakers of the Day: Libby & Liz


J: What are you planning to do this Labor Day weekend?


SEQUEL OR RE-WRITE DUE TODAY


Survival workshop and research


If time, grammar games – Around the World Parts of Speech


Monday’s SOTD: Cassandra & Stephanie





Week 2 - August 24-28 - Show the Know:


Monday 8/24:

(daily lesson notes)

*Classroom Compact DUE


*J: What different ways do you communicate (text, phone [cell or land], email, twitter, snail-mail, notes, heart-to-heart)? Whom do you communicate with and why?


*mini-lessons: whom/who and ([brackets] and parentheses)


*Grammar Matters - discuss importance of grammar as it relates to lax communication today (LOL, wr r yr BFFs?) versus college and business communication today.


*Grammar Quiz **http://www.quia.com/quiz/1896434.html**


*Interest Inventory http://www.quia.com/sv/333585.html




Tuesday 8/25:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: What part of "English" do you like best (grammar, reading, speech, theater, writing)? What have been some good experiences you've had in English class? What made them good? What were some bad experiences and why?


*Grammar Matters continued


*Grammar Games (Label Parts of Speech - Basketball Style)


Wednesday 8/26:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: What kind of writing have you had to do in previous grades? What kind of organization, pre-writing, and research have you used? How difficult or easy is writing for you? Why? What are your strengths and weaknesses in writing?


*Discuss 6-Traits Writing (terms and rubrics).


*Writing Quiz


Thursday 8/27:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: After almost two weeks of class, what is your honest impression of Eng1H? What are you expecting to learn this year? What are you expecting to struggle with? What are you expecting to excel at? What is your main goal for this semester in English?



*Writing Process Activity (Well-Developed Paragraph - Whose Line Is It Anyway Style)


Friday 8/28:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: Revise and Edit your choice of this week's journal entries.



*R.A.F.T. ASSIGNMENT DUE


*Review "Role" being the writer's identity and purpose NOT the character and action/plot


*Review Semester Schedule in more detail.


*Discuss Speaker of the Day that starts on Monday, 8/31


*Monday's Speakers of the Day: Ryan & Scott


*Discuss Study Skills (connect with how they will help student in English AND all other classes).


*Discuss and prepare student goals.





Week 1 - August 18-21 - Know the Show:


Tuesday 8/18:


(daily lesson notes)


*J: Introduce yourself; tell what you feel is important for me to know.


*Review semester schedules and class routines.


*Read aloud and share introductions.


Wednesday 8/19:


(daily lesson notes)

*J: Describe what you feel respect is all about. Use specific examples - words, actions, thoughts - of what is and is not respectful to you. What speech and behavior help you feel respected? What speech and behavior makes you feel disrespected?


*Community building activities to determine class rules



Thursday 8/20:


(daily lesson notes)

*J: Describe your literacy history. What does literacy mean to you? How and when did you learn to read? How and when did you learn to write? Did you enjoy learning? Who taught you? How did you grow in your literacy? Who helped you? What kinds of reading and writing helped you grow?



*Continue community building to determine class rules with Respect/Disrespect Role Play.


*Compose & print out contract of class rules for students/parents to sign.



Friday 8/21:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: Revise and Edit your literacy history for journal grade


Interest Inventory http://www.quia.com/sv/333585.html



*Literacy Histories DUE


*Hand out and ASSIGN Classroom Compact Signatures - due Monday


*Discuss standards & benchmarks for 9th grade.**