Absent Student – English II

Check here for the work you missed in class!  Updated Daily/Weekly.

Have a wonderful summer!  See you next year!

  • Monday, June 4:  FINALS:  1st 9:55-11:15 ………. 2nd 11:50-1:10
    • Projects due
    • Final test
    • Course evaluation
  • Friday, June 1:  FINAL WORK DAY!  CHECKPOINT on progress, final vision.
  • Thursday, May 31:  SRI (Reading Inventory).  Work day.
  • Wednesday, May 30:  Works Cited and Endnotes review.  Peer Revisions (pages 25-27).  Work time.
  •  Tuesday, May 29:  CHECKPOINT on drafts.  Work day. Peer Revisions tomorrow.
  • Friday, May 25:  Writing day – 2-3 pieces done by Tuesday!
  • Thursday, May 24:  CHECKPOINT on progress.  Writing and research day.
  • Wednesday, May 23:  Research and writing day.  Look at genre ideas on page 33-46.  Checkpoint tomorrow!
  • Tuesday, May 22:  Research!  CHECKPOINT on FQIs.  Start drafting your pieces.
  • Monday, May 21:  Research!  7 FQIs by tomorrow.
  • Friday, May 18:  Research!  7 FQIs by Tuesday.
  • Thursday, May 17:  Modes Assessment Day 2 (write!).
  • Wednesday, May 16:  Pop Quiz (Latin Roots – last 3 weeks).  Modes Assessment Day 1 (read and annotate articles).
  • Tuesday, May 15:  Librarian presentation (sources, databases).  Start research.
  • Monday, May 14:  MLA Citation Notes (page 21) of packet.  Get notes from Mrs. Schulte.
  • Friday, May 11:  Writing Analysis – Part 3.  For homework: Brainstorm questions you want to answer in your research.
  • Thursday, May 10: Writing Analysis – Part 1 and 2.  Noredink.
  • Wednesday, May 9:  Topic Talk – narrow down choices, themes.
  • Tuesday, May 8:  Initial research on two topics.   Complete pages 8/9 and 10 for your topics of choice.
  • Monday, May 7:  New Unit – Multi-genre Research Paper – Assignment overview.  Two topics for tomorrow.
  • Friday, May 4:  No School – Vigilante Day
  • Thursday, May 3:  Vigilante Academy – Work Day / Catch up.
  • Wednesday, May 2:  ACT Aspire.  Work on essays.
  • Tuesday, May 1:  Final test.  Work on essay / view film clips.

APRIL

  • Monday, April 30:  Review game then timeline review from packets.  Test tomorrow!
  • Friday, April 27:  Discuss chapters 29-31.  Police Report (due Monday).  Essay 1st drafts due tomorrow!
  • Thursday, April 26:  Quiz over chapters 25-28.  Read chapters 29-31.  Finish book for homework!
  • Wednesday, April 25:  Review Works Cited formatting.  Read chapters 25-28 – Finish as homework.
  • Tuesday, April 24:  Close read chapter 23.  Discuss 23-24.  No Homework.
  • Monday, April 23:  Read and discussion Scottsboro Article.  Homework: Read chapters 23-24, finish questions on Scottsboro for tomorrow.
  • Friday, April 20:  Discuss chapters 21-22.  Discuss Essay.  Work time.  Word! Worksheet, Read Scottsboro Article, Work on evidence for essay – ALL DUE MONDAY!
  • Thursday, April 19:  Discuss 19-20.  Homework:  Word! (due Monday) and Read chapters 21-22 plus study guide (for points).
  • Wednesday, April 18:  Discuss 13-18.  Courtroom Reporter Activity.  Read 19-20 (can read ahead to 22).  Finish for homework.
  • Tuesday, April 17:  Discuss 15-16.  Read 17-18.  Finish for homework.
  • Monday, April 16:  Quiz over chapters 13-14.  Read chapters 15-16 plus SG – Finish for homework.
  • Friday, April 13:   Discuss chapter 12.  Read chapters 13-14 – QUIZ MONDAY.
  • Thursday, April 12:   Read chapter 11 – discuss.  For homework – Read ch. 12 and work on questions.
  • Wednesday, April 11:  District Writing Assessment
  • Tuesday, April 10:  Discuss chapter 9-10.  Close read chapter 9.  iPhone assignment – Due Thursday.
  • Monday, April 9:  Discuss chapters 7-8.  Read chapters 9-10 and study guides – Finish for homework.
  • Friday, April 6:  Discuss chapter 6.  Read chapters 7-8 and study guides – Finish for homework.
  • Thursday, April 5:   Discuss Chapters 3-5.  Read chapter 6. Finish reading ch. 6 for homework.
  • Wednesday, April 4:  Discuss Chapters 1-2.  Read chapters 3-5.  Finish reading and study guides for homework.
  • Tuesday, April 3:  Check out books and read chapters 1-2.  Answer study guides questions.  Finish study guides for homework.

SPRING BREAK!

  • Friday, March 23:  A Day in the Life of the Working Poor Activity – part 1.  Part 2 is due post-spring break (pages 12, 13 in packet).
  • Thursday, March 22:  Page 10-11 – Introduction notes.
  • Wednesday, March 21:  “N” Word Discussion.  Page 9 response for homework – due tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, March 20:  CRT Day!  Testing all day – released at 1:15 for lunch.  Busses at 1:45.
  • Monday, March 19:  New Unit!  To Kill a Mockingbird.  Unreliable Narrator notes.  Email Mrs. Schulte for the link.  Unreliable narrator assignment – due Wednesday.
  • Friday, March 16:  Timed Write – Injustice.
  • Thursday, March 15:  Read “Obama’s speech…” on Commonlit.org and answer questions online as well as on page 19 in packet.  Class discussion.  Timed write tomorrow (prompt on page 20).
  • Wednesday, March 14:  Hand in analysis worksheet.  QUIZ over “Letter”.  Library check out.
  • Tuesday, March 13:  Check of annotations (pgs 4-8 of letter).  Finish annotating (9-12 of letter).  Rhetorical Analysis worksheet (page 18 in packet).  Review for quiz tomorrow!
  •  Monday, March 12:  Continue annotating (2-4 in class).  Homework:  Annotate (1/paragraph) through page 8 of letter.  Check tomorrow in class.
  • Friday, March 9:  Discussed vocabulary (pages 8-9).  Annotated first 4 paragraphs on “Letter”.  Paragraphs 1-4   Review vocab for homework.
  • Thursday, March 8:  Bell Ringer 4 quiz.  Read “We Wear the Mask” (commonlit.org) then answer questions on page 6.  Complete vocabulary work on pages 7-9.
  • Wednesday, March 7:  Finish informal debate.  Self-Assessment and Reflection (both due tomorrow).  Quiz tomorrow over roots and grammar!
  • Tuesday, March 6:  Kahoot! to review for quiz (Thursday).  Informal debate.
  • Monday, March 5:  Hand in poetry collections!  New Unit: Injustice.  Complete page 2 (Anticipation Guide) to prep for debate.
  • Friday, March 2:  Revise timed write (focus on naysayer and overall organization).
  • Thursday, March 1:  Timed Write – High School Sports.

FEBRUARY

  • Wednesday, February 28:  Notes on Synthesis essays.  Annotate articles. Timed Write tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, February 27:  Poetry quiz.  Work on poetry collection (new due date 3/5).
  • Monday, February 26:  Work on poetry collection.
  • Friday, February 23:  Work on poetry collection.  Discuss analysis: Example Analysis
  • Thursday, February 22:  Noredink – Titles.  Define Haiku and Limerick.  Discuss poetry collection (see post on home page).
  • Wednesday, February 21:  New Roots.  Read Native American poems then pick one to answer the questions on.  Pages 19-26. Due Tomorrow.  WRITING:  Choice poem.
  • Tuesday, February 20:  Narrative Poetry – define then annotate (TPSFASTT) “Corner” on page 16.  Read “Snow” (page 18) and discuss.  WRITING:  Narrative poem, your choice for structure.
  • No School Monday!
  • Friday, February 16:  Define last terms.  Discuss Emily Dickinson poetry.  Revisit Synthesis Essays (see notes on post – English 2 Synthesis – Social Media).  You can revise these up to a 95%.  Revisions due by 28th.  Here are the notes for the terms:  LiteraryDevices_PP.  This also contains the bonus assignment for Emily Dickinson (last slide).
  • Thursday, February 15:  Discuss “Today.”  Define poetry terms.  Discuss lyric poems.  Hand in lyric poems. WRITING:  Alliteration (page 30).
  • Wednesday, February 14:  Finish analyzing “Trouble with Poetry”.  WRITING:  Lyric Poem (page 12) plus Simile prompt (page 30).
  • Tuesday, February 13:  Bell Ringer Quiz.  Begin analyzing “Trouble with Poetry” using TPS-FASTT strategy.  WRITING: Better Word (page 29).
  • Monday, February 12:  Complete page 4 (based on songs on page 5-6).  Define terms: Lyric poetry, imagery, rhyme scheme, refrain.  WRITING: 5-line poem (page 29).
  • Friday, February 9:  School Cancelled – Weather.
  • Thursday, February 8:  NEW UNIT: Poetry.  Complete page 2.  Read through page 3 and 9.
  • Wednesday, February 7:  Revise timed write from yesterday.
  • Tuesday, February 6:  Synthesis Timed Write – Social Media
  • Monday, February 5:  SRI – Reading Inventory.  Work on Outline for synthesis essay.  Timed write tomorrow!
  • Friday, February 2:  Begin Synthesis Prompt – page 27.  Read 3 articles, annotate, and take notes.
  • Thursday, February 1:  Discussion Day on Social Media and Technology.
  • Wednesday, January 31:  Read “The Veldt” and answer questions (Commonlit.org).
  • Tuesday, January 30:  Read “Autumntime” and answer questions (Commonlit.org).
  • Monday, January 29:  Read “Keep Teenagers Alert…” and answer questions (pages 19-26).  Due tomorrow.
  • Friday, January 26:  Silent Reading Time.  Read “Watch Out” on CommonLit.org and answer questions.
  • Thursday, January 25:  Noredink – “Quotes” – Complete on own.  Discuss “loner” vs “lonely.”  Watch visual interpretation of poem “How to Be Alone.”  Respond to it.  Hand in.
  • Wednesday, January 24: Discuss questions from Grohol article.  Watch TED Talk – “Connected, but Alone” and answer questions (homework – due tomorrow).
  • Tuesday, January 23:  NEW UNIT:  Quick writes – available on slides, page 4 of unit.  Read “FOMO” article by John Grohol and answer questions (pages 5-8 in packet).
  • Monday, January 22:  Library trip plus housekeeping and assign Book Review (1st drafts due 2/15).

Week of January 26-18: Semester Finals!

  • Friday, January 12:  Review for Semester final – Kahoot, notecards, etc.
  • Thursday, January 11:  Quiz over bell ringers and Quiz over Acts 4 and 5 of Taming of the Shrew. Hand out semester review sheet.
  • Wednesday, January 10:  Timed Write – Modes Assessment.
  • Tuesday, January 9:  Watch Act 5.  Close read of Act 5 final speech.  QUIZZES THURSDAY.
  • Monday, January 8:  Read Act 5 and answer questions.  Quiz will be Thursday over Act 4 and 5.
  • Friday, January 5:  Finish Act 4 (Scenes 4, 5).  Answer questions.  Use the NoFear website if you need to (see below).  FINAL c/c ESSAYS DUE MONDAY!
  • Thursday, January 4:  Read Act 4 – Scenes 1-3.  Answer questions.  Use the NoFear website if you need to: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/shrew/
  • Wednesday, January 3:  Quiz Act 3.  Peer Editing of final essays.
  • Tuesday, January 2:  Watch Act 3.  Close Read of Act 3.  Review for Act 3 Quiz tomorrow!

DECEMBER

  • CHRISTMAS BREAK!
  • Friday, December 22:  Book Commercials.  Watch Act 2/3.
  • Thursday, December 21:  Discuss Act 2.  QUIZ ACT 2.  Watch Act 2.
  • Wednesday, December 20:  Define vocab for Act 2.  Read Act 2.  Work on questions. Quiz tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, December 19:  Discuss Close Read and 1.2 then Act 1 Quiz (must make up).  Watch Act 2.
  • Monday, December 18:  Finish Act 1, questions then read 1.2 and answer questions.  Then complete the Close Read on page 18 in packet.
  • Friday, December 15:  Watch Act 1, Read Act 1.1 and answer questions – Taming of the Shrew.
  • Thursday, December 14:  Discuss transition phrases for compare/contrast essays.  Notes on Shakespeare.  Overview of “Induction” – Taming of the Shrew.
  • Wednesday, December 13: Compare/Contrast Revisions – Pick essay.  Reverse outline (yellow handout).  Outlines due tomorrow.
  • Tuesday, December 12:  Finish Shakespeare Stations.
  • Monday, December 11:  Shakespeare Stations – Introduction to all things Shakespeare!
  • Friday, December 8:  Bell Ringer Quiz, Read “Us and Them” then answer questions – due Monday.  See me to make up quiz.
  • Thursday, December 7:  Revise Timed Write – Focus: Points of comparison, Thesis Statements, Main Idea Sentences
  • Wednesday, December 6: Timed Write – Compare/Contrast
  • Tuesday, December 5: Hand in “Not So Scary.”  Start reading “Troublemakers” and answer questions – Due Tomorrow.
  • Monday, December 4 (Late Start Day!):  No class today.  Have questions for “Not So Scary…” ready to hand in tomorrow.  Read your books.
  • Friday, December 1: Discuss “Stone Soup” then read “Not So Scary, After All.”  Questions are homework – due Monday.

NOVEMBER

  • Thursday, November 30:  Read “Stone Soup” and answer questions.
  • Wednesday, November 29:  Revise Timed Write – Highlight pieces of essay then discuss how to develop stronger points of comparison.  Notes: Revision Work
  • Tuesday, November 28:  Timed Write: Middle School vs High School.
  • Monday, November 27: Pick up new unit – Nonfiction! Read “Brain Candy” by Malcolm Gladwell and answer corresponding questions.  Due Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, November 21:  Reading time and Game stations!
  • Monday, November 20:  Library Day! Essays due tonight!
  • Friday, November 17:  Final Work Day.  Make revisions and conference with Mrs. Schulte.  Finals due Monday (20th) by midnight!
  • Thursday, November 16:  Peer Revision Day.  If you miss, have someone peer revise your paper.  PeerRevision_Workshop_Eng2
  • Wednesday, November 15:  “Write Like a Pro” Exercise.  Complete handout and turn in.
  • Tuesday, November 14:  1st Draft Work Day – Bring 2 clean printed copies to class on Thursday.
  • Monday, November 13:  Recap Friday’s work, workshop thesis statements
  • Monday-Friday, November 6-10:  Week 11

OCTOBER

  • Monday-Friday, October 30-Nov 3: Week 10
  • Monday-Friday, October 23-27:  Week 9
  • Monday-Friday, October 16-20: Week 8
  • Monday-Friday, October 9-13: Week 7
  • Monday-Friday, October 2-6: Week 6

SEPTEMBER

  • Monday – Friday, September 25-29:  Week 5.  Short story prompt:  Writing Prompts
  • Thursday through Friday, September 21, 22: Week 4.5.
  • Monday through Wednesday, September 18-20:  Week 4.  Notes from Wednesday
  • Friday, September 15:  Take notes on the elements from the story “Wump World,” discuss theme, then work with group on your own book (elements and literary devices).
  • Thursday, September 14: Library spillover day / Work day – Finish genre walk, check out a book, complete noredink (from Monday) and begin reading.
  • Wednesday, September 13: Library day!  Complete Genre Walk. Genre Walk.
  • Tuesday, September 12:  Complete Greek Root Review (Kahoot).  Take notes on Story Elements and Literary Devices. Elements and Literary Devices.
  • Monday, September 11:  Setup noredink.com account.  Complete Diagnostic.
  • Wednesday through Friday, September 6-9: Week_2 and Binder_Assembly_Instructions (also on homepage)
  • Tuesday, September 5:  “Letter to Self” due today.  Created mailbox folder.  Went over syllabus.
    • Homework: Signed syllabus and supplies due Thursday.  Survey paragraph due Friday.
  • Friday, September 1: Watched TED Talk – “The Danger of a Single Story” (find link on my homepage) and wrote a response (English II: TED Talk Response / English III: TED Talk Response – 3 ).  Homework is the “Letter to Self” – Due Tuesday 9/5. Letter.
  • Thursday, August 31: First day of class!  Welcome back!