Absent Student – English III

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Week of April 6-10:

  • WATCH THIS FIRST (it’s this week’s overview with me!)Weekly PDF with video
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  • ***YOU MUST HAVE A BOOK TO READ BY NEXT WEEK!  You can use a digital copy of The Great Gatsby or you can pick a hard copy up from the high school after 12:00 PM every day this week.  Mr. Thennis will have them outside the main doors by the main office on a table.

 

Friday, March 27:

Thursday, March 26:

Wednesday, March 25:

Tuesday, March 24:

Monday, March 23:

Friday, March 20:

Thursday, March 19:

 


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

Friday, March 13:  Slides.
Students handed in their articles then received the new ones (Whoppers!).

We then went through the formats for cover letters and personal essays.  They will choose one to write.  First drafts of those and resumes are due Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Resume – 1st draft – due Tuesday, 3/17.
– Cover letter or personal essay – 1st draft – due Tuesday, 3/17.
– Article of the Week – due 3/20.
– Review vocabulary – quiz, due 3/20.

Thursday, March 12: Slides.
Students had time to work on NoRedInk.

They then went through the resume requirements and guidelines.  They need to brainstorm all of their information and create a Google doc for that. Then they need to pick a resume template from Google and start plugging in their information.  1st drafts of the resumes are due Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Resume – 1st draft – due Tuesday, 3/17.
– Article of the Week – due tomorrow.
– CareerCruising Research – due Thursday.

Wednesday, March 11: Slides.
Students need to get the notes for the vocabulary for this week.

Ms. Striezel came in to present to the students about career/college opportunities.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/13.
– CareerCruising Research – due Thursday.

Tuesday, March 10:  Slides.
Students had NoRedInk Work time.

They then received their new units and began doing their CareerCruising research. Due Thursday.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/13.
– CareerCruising Research – due Thursday.

Monday, March 9: Slides.
Students revised two sentences at the beginning of class.  We then headed down to the library to renew and return books.  No in-class literature for the next couple weeks so this is your chance to read something you enjoy!

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/13.

Friday, March 6: Slides.
Students handed in their responses for the Articles of the week then received their new ones.

They then took the NoRedInk Unit 6 quiz.  After that, they had time to work on the final essay (DUE TODAY).

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/13.

Thursday, March 5:  Slides.
Students had time to work on NoRedInk.  The quiz is tomorrow.

They then did nitty-gritty grammar editing on their papers.  I commented on the electronic versions as well.

HOMEWORK:
– Final drafts – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due 3/6.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6. There are review passages for extra credit.

Wednesday, March 4: Slides.
Students got the words down for Week 17.  Then they peer revised and self-revised their 1st drafts.  2nd drafts are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– 2nd drafts – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due 3/6.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6. There are review passages for extra credit.

Tuesday, March 3: Slides.
Students had time to work on NoRedInk.  There is a quiz Friday and there’s extra credit available.

We then went over introduction and conclusion paragraphs then they had time to work on 1st drafts.  These are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– 1st drafts – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due 3/6.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6. There are review passages for extra credit.

Monday, March 2:  Slides.
We revised two sentences at the beginning of class.  Then we began outlining our essays.  Prompts are in the packet (pg 41).  Students should have outlines done by tomorrow and 1st drafts done by Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Outlines for essays – due tomorrow.
– 1st drafts – due Wednesday.
– Article of the Week – due 3/6.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6. There are review passages for extra credit.

Friday, February 28:  Slides.
Students handed in last week’s article assignment then received the new one (Great British Baking Show).  They then took the final test over Of Mice and Men.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/6.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Thursday, February 27:  Slides.
Students went through a mini-lesson on punctuation, specifically hyphens.  Then they read the poem “To a Mouse…” in their packets and analyzed it.  The remaining questions are due for tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish poetry questions.
– FINAL TEST over novel on TOMORROW!
– Article of the Week – due tomorrow.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Wednesday, February 26:  Slides.
We went over new vocabulary words (new packet).  Students then broke into groups to discuss chapter 6.  We reviewed theme briefly.  There is a final test on Friday over Of Mice and Men and a Kahoot is linked on my website that you can use to study.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 6 paragraph- due tomorrow.
– FINAL TEST over novel on FRIDAY!
– Article of the Week – due 2/28.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Tuesday, February 25:  Slides.
We had NoRedInk work time at the beginning. Look at my homepage for help with hyphens!  Hand in chapter 5 paragraph.

We then read chapter 6 and discussed it briefly then they had time to work on the notes on page 37.  Those are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 6 notes – due tomorrow.  Ch 6 Paragraph is due Thursday.
– Article of the Week – due 2/28.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Monday, February 24:  Slides.
We started with revising two sentences.  Then we discussed the mood of chapter 5 and the questions on page 36.   The paragraph for chapter 5 (pg 35) was assigned and due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 5 – paragraph – due tomorrow
– Article of the Week – due 2/28.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Friday, February 21:  Slides.
Students handed in their Article-of-the-Week responses for Article #3 and their paragraphs for chapter4.  They could also hand in the crossword for the vocabulary.

Then students completed the vocabulary quiz.  After that, they had work time to read Chapter 5 from the novel and complete the notes (or work on NRI or work on the Article for next week).

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 5 – read and notes – due Monday
– Article of the Week – due 2/28.
-NoRedInk – Quiz 3/6.

Thursday, February 20:  Slides.
Students had some time to work on Unit 6 in NoRedInk while I checked their notes for chapter 4.

They then broke into pairs to work through the discussion questions for chapter 4.  We reviewed the prompt for the paragraph.  Those are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 4 paragraph- due tomorrow
– Article of the Week – due tomorrow.
– Review vocabulary – quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 19:  Slides.
Students grabbed the Crossword to use as review for the vocabulary quiz on Friday.

We then read chapter 4 and worked on the notes on page 31.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 4 notes – due tomorrow
– Article of the Week – due 2/21.
– Review vocabulary – quiz 2/21.

Tuesday, February 18: Slides.
We started with working through the NoRedInk Diagnostic for Unit 6.  They then worked in groups to get thoughts down about the questions on page 30 for chapter 3.  We went over them as a class for clarification.  If they are choosing to write the paragraph for chapter 3, that is due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 3 paragraph – due tomorrow
– Article of the Week – due 2/21.
– Review vocabulary – quiz 2/21.

Friday, February 14:  Slides.
The students handed in their Articles of the Week and looked over their new article assignment.  Then they took the NoRedInk Quiz for Unit 5.  After that, they worked on reading chapter 3 and taking notes on page 28.

HOMEWORK:
– Read Chapter 3 – take notes on page 28 – due Tuesday 2/18
– Article of the Week – due 2/21.
– Review vocabulary – quiz 2/21.

Thursday, February 13: Slides
We had 10 minutes of NoRedInk work time.  Quiz tomorrow.  Students then used the description from Chapter 2 to sketch the interior of the bunkhouse (pg 27).

HOMEWORK:
– Bunkhouse sketch – due tomorrow
– Article of the Week – due tomorrow.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz tomorrow).

Wednesday, February 12:  Slides.
We had our last week of vocabulary for Unit 5.  Then we discussed chapter 2 (pg 26).  Paragraphs for chapter 2 (pg 25) are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Chapter 2 paragraph (pg 25) due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due 2/14.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).

Tuesday, February 11:  Slides.
We had NoRedInk work time.  Then we read chapter 2 and they took notes (pg 24).  Paragraphs for chapter 2 are due Thursday.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish reading Chapter 2- take notes on page 24.
– Article of the Week – due 2/14.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).

Monday, February 10:  Slides.
We revised two sentences at the beginning, focusing on commas between adjectives and misplaced modifiers.

We then discussed chapter 1 from Of Mice and Men.  Chapter 1 paragraph is due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Complete the chapter 1 paragraph – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due 2/14.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).

Friday, February 7:  Slides.
We discussed last week’s Article-of-the-Week then this week’s article was assigned.  Due 2/14.

We handed out Of Mice and Men books and started reading chapter 1.  They need to finish chapter 1 and complete the notes on page 21.  They also need to be ready to discuss on Monday (using the questions on page 23).

HOMEWORK:
– Read chapter 1, take notes on page 21.
– Article of the Week – due 2/14.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Thursday, February 6:  Slides.
We had some NoRedInk work time – quiz is 2/14. The “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” questions were due as well!

We then read and discussed the extended metaphor in Chapter 3 of Grapes of Wrath (the turtle) as a set up for Of Mice and Men.  Students then created their own metaphors.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish turtle metaphor for you – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – due tomorrow.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Wednesday, February 5:  Slides.
We recorded this week of words.

We then finished reading “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and answered the questions.  Finish for homework.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish “Occurrence” questions – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – Finish it by 2/7.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Tuesday, February 4:  Slides.
We reviewed thematic statements together and they have the opportunity to revise their thematic statements from yesterday.

We then discussed “The Battle with Mr. Covey” and began reading “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – Finish it by 2/7.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Monday, February 3:  Slides.
We started with revising two sentences.  Hand in thematic sentence with evidence.  Then they read “The Battle with Mr. Covey” and answered the 8 questions.  These are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish reading “Battle” and answer the 8 questions – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week – Finish it by 2/7.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Friday, January 31:  Slides.
We started with introducing Article of the Week.  This is due next Friday (2/7).

Then we read and annotated “Free Labor” in the packets.

HOMEWORK:
– For the poem: Write a thematic statement then pull two pieces of evidence that support that theme.
– Article of the Week – Finish it by 2/7.
– NoRedInk – Unit 5 (Quiz 2/14).
– Read books!

Thursday, January 30:  Slides.
We started with NoRedInk practice.  Then we took notes on Realism.  We then started annotating “Free Labor” in our new packets.

HOMEWORK:
– Read books!

Wednesday, January 29:  Slides.
Students took notes on Week 13 of vocabulary.  Essay corrections are due today.

Students then did a practice round of an ACT English passage.

HOMEWORK:
– Read books!

Tuesday, January 28:  Slides.
Students worked on the Unit 5 Diagnostic in NoRedInk.  Then they did a practice round of an ACT reading passage.

HOMEWORK:
– Essay Corrections – Due Wednesday

Monday, January 27:  Slides.
We worked on revising sentences then students worked on essay corrections.  These are due Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Essay Corrections – Due Wednesday

Tuesday, January 21 – Thursday, January 23:  Slides.
FINALS WEEK

Friday, January 17:  Slides.
We reviewed for finals.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily – it will help you get a higher score on the ACT plus it’s a great life skill!
– Review for finals – use study guide to help.

Thursday, January 16:  Slides.
We reviewed for finals.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily – it will help you get a higher score on the ACT plus it’s a great life skill!
– Review for finals – use study guide to help.

Wednesday, January 15:  Slides.
Students turned in their final drafts (plus 1st and 2nd drafts) of their argumentative essays.  Then they took the Unit 4 Vocabulary Quiz.  After the quiz, we went to the library to renew, return, or check out books.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily – it will help you get a higher score on the ACT plus it’s a great life skill!
– Review for finals – use study guide to help.

Tuesday, January 14:  Slides.
Review vocabulary for the quiz tomorrow!

After the review, have a peer do a quick revision of your paper.  Then work through the self-editing checklist (these are both in your Unit 4 writing handouts).  Final drafts are due tomorrow!

HOMEWORK:
– Final drafts due tomorrow!
– Read 20 minutes daily – bring library books tomorrow!
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz tomorrow

Monday, January 13:  Slides
Students need to choose one of the timed writes from last week or their district writing assessment to revise over the next two days.  Today they will complete the self-revision.

HOMEWORK:
– Have 2nd draft typed and ready for tomorrow.
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Friday, January 10:  Slides
Students came in and started writing their 3rd timed write.  By the end of the period today, they should have 3 timed writes submitted to me either via hard copy or electronically.  They will revise one starting Monday.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Thursday, January 9:  Slides
Students grabbed the crossword to help them review for the Unit 4 vocabulary quiz that is Wednesday the 15th.

They then wrote their 2nd timed write.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Wednesday, January 8:  Slides
I went over the instructions for the timed writes then students wrote their 1st ones.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Story Corrections – due TODAY
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Tuesday, January 7:  Slides.
We went over the last week of vocabulary.  They are linked under the Words, Words, Words page.  Then we did a self-assessment of the District Writing Assessment so they could see where they were, what they need to improve, then apply it to the 3 timed writes coming up this week (Wed, Thurs, and Fri).

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Story Corrections – due Wednesday
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Monday, January 6:  Slides.
We did some ACT Prep questions.  Then we did Story Corrections on the short stories they wrote after The Crucible.  These are due Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily.
– Story Corrections – due Wednesday
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Wednesday, 1/15

Friday, December 20:  Slides.
We did our White Elephant Gift Exchange then students wrote thank you notes to their “Aunt Ethel” to practice the art of thanking.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes daily over break!  Do your brain and soul some good!

Thursday, December 19:  Slides.
We took the Unit 4 NoRedInk quiz.  Then we discussed “Rip Van Winkle” as a class and students handed in their questions.

HOMEWORK:
– Bring a white elephant gift for tomorrow!
– Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, December 18:  Slides.
We recorded the words for Week 11.

Then students read “Rip Van Winkle” or listened to the audio version and answered the questions on page 38 in preparation for the discussion tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Work on NRI – Unit 4 – QUIZ TOMORROW!
– Read “Rip Van Winkle” and prepare for discussion TOMORROW
– Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, December 17:  Slides.
We had some NoRedInk work time.  Quiz is Thursday.

Then we worked through thematic statements for “The Devil and Tom Walker”.  Students were then assigned to read through “Rip Van Winkle” and prepare for the discussion on Thursday (questions are on page 38).

HOMEWORK:
– Work on NRI – Unit 4
– Read “Rip Van Winkle” and prepare for discussion on Thursday
– Read 20 minutes

Monday, December 16:  Slides.
We revised a couple sentences at the beginning of class.

Then we discussed “The Devil and Tom Walker” and starting developing a theme.  We will finish this tomorrow then start reading “Rip Van Winkle.”

HOMEWORK:
– Work on NRI – Unit 4
– Read 20 minutes

Friday, December 13:  Slides.
We read a chapter from our First Chapter Friday book.

Then we finished “The Devil and Tom Walker.”  Students should prepare for a discussion Monday by working through the questions on page 36.

HOMEWORK:
– Prepare for a discussion.
– Work on NRI – Unit 4
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, December 12:  Slides.
We had NoRedInk Work time.  Quiz is next week.

Then we took some notes on Romanticism and began reading “The Devil and Tom Walker.”  We will continue this tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Work on NRI – Unit 4
– Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, December 11:  Slides.
Hand in page 12 (aphorisms), page 13 (personal motto), and page 18 (questions).
We took down our notes for Week 10 vocabulary (get a new packet).  Then we watched Steve Jobs’ commencement address from 2005 at Stanford University.  After watching the address, complete the questions on page 21 (the 2nd one).  These are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish questions on page 21 – Steve Jobs – Due tomorrow.
– Work on NRI – Unit 4
– Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, December 10:  Slides.
We submitted our Letters to the Editor (please see slides for instructions).  Then they had NoRedInk work time.  Quiz is 12/20 (if they will be gone, they can take it early).

After that, we took some review notes on rhetorical devices then read and annotated a speech by Patrick Henry.  They have four questions to answer on page 18 in the packet.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish aphorisms (pg 12)
– Develop personal motto and create a graphic representation of it (pg 13)
– Answer questions for Patrick Henry (pg 18)
– Read 20 minutes

Monday, December 9:  Slides.
We revised sentences.  Then we discussed the Ben Franklin questions and they handed those in for a grade.  After that, we discussed aphorisms and practiced interpreting them on page 12 of our packets.  They then had to come up with a personal aphorism and will complete page 13 for it.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish aphorisms (pg 12)
– Develop personal motto and create a graphic representation of it (pg 13)
– Read 20 minutes
Friday, December 6:  Slides.
We took the vocabulary test over Unit 3.   Then read the excerpts from Ben Franklin’s Autobiography and answer the questions (pages 7-11).  Due Monday.

HOMEWORK:
– Read Autobiography and questions – Due Monday
– Read 20 minutes
– Revise Letter to the Editor – 200 words, Due Monday

Thursday, December 5:  Slides.
We had some NoRedInk Work time at the beginning of class.

We then reviewed the logical fallacies from yesterday then moved into discussing Ben Franklin and the Enlightenment literary time period.  We are going to be reading excerpts from his Autobiography.  This is in their packet they received on Tuesday.  It is a difficult piece of writing, so audio versions or reading aloud is a good idea.

HOMEWORK:
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz TOMORROW
– Read 20 minutes
– Revise Letter to the Editor – 200 words, Due Monday

Wednesday, December 4:  Slides.
We reviewed for the quiz Friday – Grab a Crossword!

Then we took notes on logical fallacies (see slides) and applied them to examples.  To apply them to our writing (or avoid applying them to our writing), we will be revising our letters to the editor.  You need to fix any grammar errors and cut them down to 200 words.  Due Monday.

HOMEWORK:
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes
– Revise Letter to the Editor – 200 words, Due Monday

Tuesday, December 3:  Slides.
Work on NoRedInk Unit 4 Diagnostic.

Today, we received a new unit packet today.  In class, we reviewed ethos/pathos/logos (EthosPathosLogos Notes).  Then we looked at ads to determine which appeal was used and how it was used.

HOMEWORK:
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes
– Finish last two columns for the ethos/pathos/logos ad activity

Monday, December 2:  Slides.
We revised a couple of sentences at the beginning of class.   We then went down to the library to renew or check out new books.  I encourage/recommend reading 20 minutes daily.  It seems like a lot until you get a couple days under your belt.

HOMEWORK:
– Review Vocabulary – Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, November 26: Slides.

Monday, November 25:   Slides.

Friday, November 22:  Slides.
We took the NoRedInk quiz.

Students then peer revised their papers.  This is a link (ShortStoryRevisionStations) to the stations they worked on.  2nd draft, clean copies are due Monday.  Final drafts are due Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:
– 2nd drafts – due Monday
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, November 21:  Slides.
Today we worked on NoRedInk for a bit at the beginning.  Quiz is tomorrow!  Then the students worked on their 1st drafts the remainder of the period.  1st drafts are due tomorrow, too!

HOMEWORK:
– Story Arc, Begin 1st draft – due Friday
– NoRedInk Unit 3 – Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, November 20:  Slides.
We recorded the vocabulary for today (go to my WORDS WORDS WORDS page and get the notes).  Check the slides above for the password.
After that, we worked on the story arcs, I conferenced over the plotline with each writer or writing group, then students worked on drafting their 1st drafts.  1st drafts are due Friday for revising.

HOMEWORK:
– Story Arc, Begin 1st draft – due Friday
– NoRedInk Unit 3 – Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes

Tuesday, November 19:   Slides.
We reviewed the concepts in NRI and worked on Unit 3.  Then we went through a review of the storytelling arc.  Students then plotted their own story on the arc.  This is essentially an outline.  Due tomorrow. They will not start drafting until I check this off.

HOMEWORK:
– Story Arc, Begin 1st draft
– NoRedInk Unit 3
– Read 20 minutes

Monday, November 18:  Slides
We revised our two MUGS (#9) sentences.  We then discussed the possibility for a modern witch hunt and different ways that could occur.  After that, we reviewed the story seeds on page 15 and students spent the last 5 minutes brainstorming ideas individually or with their partners.

HOMEWORK:
– Brainstorm story
– NoRedInk Unit 3
– Read 20 minutes

Friday, November 15:  Slides.
We took the final The Crucible test today.    After finishing, you can work on the story.  Read through the story seeds on page 15, decide the general premise, remember to choose the rumors and fear that will overtake logic and reason.  The story should center around what people what to hear and see to explain the truth versus what is the actual truth.  The seeds are idea generators – you can branch off from them.

HOMEWORK:
– Brainstorm story
– NoRedInk Unit 3
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, November 14:  Slides.
We had NoRedInk work time.  Quiz is 11/22.  We then did a competition to complete pages 12 and 13 in the packet (match character to the quote).  This is to help them review for the test tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Review for final test tomorrow
– NoRedInk Unit 3
– Read 20 minutes

Wednesday, November 13:  Slides.
We got down our Words for Week 7. The quiz will be after Thanksgiving.

Then we finished viewing Act 4 and discussed questions for Act 4 and handed them in.  After that, we went over the writing assignments for the end.  They will be working on this all next week.

HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes
– NoRedInk – Unit 3
– TEST FRIDAY

Tuesday, November 12:  Slides.
NoRedInk Work Time.  Quiz is 11/22.  Finish Act 4 reading then complete questions for Act 4 – due tomorrow.  View Act 4.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Unit 3 – Quiz 11/22.
– Act 4 Questions – due tomorrow.
– TEST IS FRIDAY!

Monday, November 11:  Slides.
We jumped right into The Crucible.  Act 3 questions were due today.  We started reading Act 4.  We will finish that tomorrow and Act 4 questions will be due Wednesday.

** The final test for The Crucible is FRIDAY! **

HOMEWORK:
– Answer the first few questions for Act 4.
– NoRedInk Unit 3, Quiz 11/22.
– Read 20 minutes.

Friday, November 8:  Slides.
We started with the vocabulary quiz.  Then we finished viewing Act 3 and the students worked on questions or read independently.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk – Quiz 11/22
– Work on Act 3 Questions – due Monday
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, November 7: Slides.
We did a little NoRedInk in class.  Their quiz over Unit 3 will be 11/22.

We then viewed Act 3 in lieu of reading it.  The questions for Act 3 are still due Monday, though!  If you would like a textbook to check out, please let me know.

HOMEWORK:
– Vocabulary Quiz (3rd/7th – tomorrow, 1st – Monday)
– Act 3 Questions
– NoRedInk Unit 3

Wednesday November 6: Slides.
I handed out a crossword to help review for the vocabulary quiz.   We are all over the place but most will be reading Act 3 and working on questions.

1st Period – has questions 1-5 in Act 3 to complete

3rd period – nothing

7th period – ?? Not sure yet.

HOMEWORK:    Review for vocabulary quiz!

Tuesday, November 5:  Slides.
The bell ringer was finishing a sentence that looked at John Proctor’s inner motivations for telling the truth about Abigail and the supposed “witchcraft.”
After the bell ringer, we wrapped up Act 2, discussed questions, then viewed Act 2.

HOMEWORK:
– (1st / 7th) Finish Act 2 Questions
– NoRedInk Practice
– Read 20 minutes

Monday, November 4: Slides.
We revised a couple sentences at the beginning of class.
We then read Act 2.  The students have Act 2 questions to answer.  They are in their binders within The Crucible packet.  Due tomorrow.
HOMEWORK:
– Act 2 Questions
– Read 20 minutes

Friday, November 1:  Slides.
We wrote a journal entry today to start then read half of Act 2.  We will finish Act 2 on Monday and answer the questions.  It is a smart move to work on the questions outside of class even though we are discussing in class.
HOMEWORK:
– Finish podcast questions – due Monday
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, October 31:  Slides.
Students started working on NRI Unit 3 Practice.  The quiz for this isn’t for awhile – November 22, but it’s a longer unit.

We also listened to a podcast: ThisIsCriminal, episode #79, “Secrets and Seances”.  They have questions in their packets to complete.  This will be the first grade of quarter 2 (it’s due Monday).
HOMEWORK:
– Review vocabulary – quiz 11/8
– Finish podcast questions – due Monday

Wednesday, October 30:  Slides.
We started with our vocab for the week.  There is a quizlet on my website they can use to review the terms.  I’m going to try and have a crossword printed as well.  The quiz is 11/8.

We then briefly went over the remaining Act 1 questions then viewed the rest of Act 1 in the film.
HOMEWORK: The last day to turn in missing work is TOMORROW.

Tuesday, October 29:  Slides.
We had some NoRedInk Work Time where they worked on the Unit 3 Diagnostic.  They need to finish outside of class if they didn’t get it done in class.
Then we finished reading Act 1 of The Crucible and watched the beginning of the film.  They needed to answer questions 7-15 (we did 1-6 yesterday).
HOMEWORK:

  1. Work on questions 7-15 for The Crucible
  2. Read 20 minutes
  3. Finish NRI Unit 3 Diagnostic

Monday, October 28:  Slides.
We revised two more sentences.  They received a new batch of sentences.
We then tried to finish Act 1 of The Crucible.  Didn’t quite get there so we will finish tomorrow.  They have questions 1-6 on page 5 of their packets to complete (on a separate page).
HOMEWORK:
– Finish questions 1-6 on page 5 of the packet.
– Read 20 minutes

Friday, October 25:  Slides.
Students did a quick 3, 2, 1 reviewing the plot of The Crucible.  Again, if they are struggling with understanding, they can read the summaries on Sparknotes.

Students completed the NoRedInk – Unit 2 quiz.  (Retakes – students are allowed to retake the quizzes once they have completed the practice.  They can retake as often as needed to get to an 80%).
HOMEWORK:
– Read 20 minutes!
– Last day I’m accepting late/missing work is Wednesday!

Thursday, October 24Slides.
We had some NoRedInk work time.  The Unit 2 quiz over NoRedInk is tomorrow.
We continued reading The Crucible.  If students are bored, they can read the summaries on Sparknotes to help them keep track of the plot.
HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk quiz tomorrow! Unit 2
– Essay corrections for “Letters to the Editor” were due today!

Wednesday, October 23:  Slides.
We started with our vocabulary words for the week – Week 5. Then we began reading The Crucible.  We will read this in class as well as watch the movie as we go.  The students will have study guide/discussion questions we will try to finish in class as well so hopefully homework isn’t as busy!
HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice (quiz is Friday)
– Essay Corrections – due Thursday (instructions are on the slides from yesterday).

Tuesday, October 22:   Slides.
Work on NoRedInk (Unit 2 quiz is Friday).

Complete essay corrections for the “Letter to the Editor.”  Due Thursday
HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Quiz (Unit 2) is Friday – be working on the practic

Monday, October 21:  Slides.
Students needed to hand in their questions for “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
We started with revising two sentences for our grammar.

After that, we watched a short video to gain background knowledge of the Salem Witch Trials then “played” a game to provide a concrete experience.  The students had to decide who was a witch then create the largest group that did not contain a witch.  We then discussed how fear and irrational reasoning fueled the hysteria.
HOMEWORK:
– Hand in “Sinners” questions
– NoRedInk Quiz (Unit 2) is Friday – be working on the practice

Wednesday, October 16:  Slides.
Hand in final drafts of Letters to the Editor!
We did the vocabulary for Week 4.  You need to find the definitions plus synonyms and antonyms plus write a sentence.
After that, we finished reading “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” which is in the packet they received yesterday.  If they didn’t get it, I have it in my room and they can come to pick it up.  After reading, they need to finish questions 1-7 on page 3 in the packet.
HOMEWORK:
– Finish “Sinners” questions.
– NoRedInk – Unit 2 practice

Tuesday, October 15:  Slides.
We worked on NoRedInk for a few minutes.
We then went over some Puritan characteristics and began reading “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”  This is a religious text but I frame it in the literary sense.  We will be looking for literary devices used then discuss the technique he uses to persuade his listeners.  I will give 3rd period their packets tomorrow so those students will probably have more homework than 1st or 7th periods.
HOMEWORK:
Final drafts for Letters to the Editor DUE TOMORROW!
– NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice (Quiz is 10/25)

Monday, October 14:  Slides.
We revised sentences at the beginning of the period – MUGS #5.
Then we revised the “Letters to the Editor” that they should have had written for today.  Most students had something; some had nothing.  The final drafts are due Wednesday by the end of the day.  As a reminder, the assignment is to write a Letter to the Editor.  They pick a topic of their choice, develop a claim, bring in evidence to support their argument, and keep it between 250-500 words.
HOMEWORK:
– Work on NoRedInk – Unit 2
– Revise and finalize the Letter to the Editor – due Wednesday (hand in all drafts)

Friday, October 11:  Slides.
We went down to the library to renew/return books.  Students should ALWAYS have a book they are currently reading.
Then we discussed the articles they read yesterday, they handed in their two paragraphs of critique, then I assigned the Letter to the Editor they are outlining and drafting – due Monday.  The outline can be informal but I want something.  Rough drafts are due Monday.
– HOMEWORK:
– Be working on NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice.
– Outline and Draft the “Letter to the Editor” – Due Monday

Thursday, October 10:  Slides.
NoRedInk – Unit 2 Diagnostic.  Then analyze the strength and effectiveness of each of the articles linked here.  Write a paragraph for each.  Article 1 and Article 2.
– HOMEWORK:  Read articles, analyze their argument, write up the analysis in a paragraph for each article.

Wednesday, October 9:  Slides.
Vocabulary quiz.  Work on essays (Parts 1-3).
– HOMEWORK: Outline due tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 8:  Slides.   
Test over Colonial literature.  Work on essays (part 1 and 2 due tomorrow).
– HOMEWORK: Review for vocabulary quiz.  Work on essays – part 1 and 2.

Monday, October 7:  Slides.
Read “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” and answer the questions.  Hand in.
– HOMEWORK:  Finish questions.  Review for test tomorrow.  

Friday, October 4: Slides.
We had a work day today.  The students received their essay prompt for our 2nd significant write.  It has a more structured beginning.  I told them my expectation was for them to be through Part II by Wednesday.
After that, they had time to read independently and work on their “Coming of Age in the Dawnland” paragraphs.  The prompt is on page 33 (Performance Task) and the outline is on my slides.  They should have handed those in at the end of the period.  I’ll have grades updated Monday.
– HOMEWORK: 1) Finish paragraphs (due today).  2) Study for test – Tuesday (Multiple Choice + 3 short answer over the two major Colonial pieces – “Plymouth Plantation” and “Coming of Age in the Dawnland”). 3) Review vocabulary (quizlet posted, Quiz Wednesday)

Thursday, October 3:  Slides.  Open-book quiz over “Coming of Age in the Dawnland.”  Work on paragraph on page 33.
– HOMEWORK: Work on paragraph – due at end of period tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 2:  Slides.  Words – Week 4.  Finish reading “Coming of Age in the Dawnland” and begin working on paragraph on page 33.
– HOMEWORK:  Read pages 27-31 out of “Coming of Age in the Dawnland.”  (Come check out a textbook or read it online.  Instructions for logging into textbook.) 

Tuesday, October 1:  Slides.   NoRedInk Unit 1 Quiz (you’ll need to come in and make it up).  Read “Coming of Age in the Dawnland” in Collections (come check out a textbook or read it online.  Instructions for logging into textbook.)  Read pages 23-27 and annotate.
– HOMEWORK:  Read pages 23-27 out of “Coming of Age in the Dawnland.”

Monday, September 30:  Slides.  Revise set #4 of MUGS sentences.
1. Discuss pg 17 for “Plymouth Plantation” then hand it in.  Due today.
2. Read the Iroquois Myth starting on page 19 then answer questions 2-6 on page 22. Due tomorrow.
– HOMEWORK: Finish reading Iroquois Myth and answering questions 2-6 – due tomorrow.  NoRedInk Unit 1 quiz tomorrow!

Friday, September 27:  Slides.  Independent reading first.  Finish reading “Plymouth Plantation” with annotations then work on page 17.
– HOMEWORKFinish pg 17 for Monday.  Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Thursday, September 26:  Slides.  Essay corrections due!  NoRedInk work time.  Begin reading “Plymouth Plantation” and use annotation signposts to annotate as you read.
– HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Wednesday, September 25:  Slides.  District Writing Assessment.
– HOMEWORK:  Essay Corrections due Thursday. Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Tuesday, September 24:  Slides.  NoRedInk work time.   Essay corrections – see slides for instructions.  These are due Thursday!  Make sure you turn in the thematic paragraphs.
– HOMEWORK:  Essay Corrections due Thursday. Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Monday, September 23:  Slides.  MUGS #3.  Write a paragraph analyzing the theme in “Indian Boy Love Song (#2)”.  Due tomorrow.
– HOMEWORK:  Thematic Paragraph DUE TOMORROW!   Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Friday, September 20:  Slides.  Silent Reading Time.  Finish annotating poem on page 2.
– HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes/day.  Work on NoRedInk.  Review vocabulary from weeks 1 and 2.

Thursday, September 19:  Slides.  NoRedInk Work Time.  Get new unit (grab from Mrs. Schulte tomorrow).  Take notes on page 1.  Begin analyzing poem on page 2 using acronym on page 3.
– HOMEWORK:  None, but remember to bring your book tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 18:  Slides.  Hand in final draft!  Vocabulary – Words Wednesday.  Complete ACT Aspire – English.
– HOMEWORK:  None.

Tuesday, September 17:  Slides.  NRI – Unit 1 Diagnostic.  Have completed by Thursday!  Library day – have a book in class on Friday!
– HOMEWORK:  Final drafts due Wednesday @ beginning of class!

Monday, September 16:  Slides. MUGS #2.  Self-Revision stations (see post on homepage for the description of the stations).  Final drafts due Wednesday!
– HOMEWORK:  Final drafts due Wednesday @ beginning of class!

Friday, September 13:  Slides.  1st Chapter Fridays (grab a purple sheet when you get back).  Plagiarism Game (email Mrs. Schulte for notes and she’ll send them to you).  Work on rough drafts.
– HOMEWORK:  Rough drafts are due 1st period!!

Thursday, September 12:  Slides.  Give me a 6-word memoir from your last 24 hours (write on a separate piece of paper and clip into your writing tab).  Revisit Timed Writes – what skills are essential to effective essays?
– HOMEWORK:  Revise essays into a solid rough draft (due Monday).

Wednesday, September 11:  Slides.  Words Wednesday – complete week 1.  Read, annotate, and analyze President Bush’s 9/11 Speech (pg 27 in Unit 1 packet).  Answer questions on page 28.
– HOMEWORK:  None unless you are missing work.

Tuesday, September 10:  Slides.  Timed Write – Give me your worst essay.
– HOMEWORK:  None unless you are missing work.

Monday, September 9:  Slides.  MUGS Monday – get sentences from Mrs. Schulte when you are back in class.  Discuss annotations – what worked, what didn’t.  Continue reading/annotating in preparation for timed write essay tomorrow.
– HOMEWORK:  Read two articles and annotate using the Notice and Note strategy. 

Friday, September 6:  Slides.  Put together binders.  Begin Unit 1 – Read two articles and annotate using the strategy we went over in class (Notice and Note).
– HOMEWORK:  Read two articles and annotate using the Notice and Note strategy. 

Thursday, September 5:  Slides.  Work on 6-Word Memoirs.  Picture day!
– HOMEWORK:  Supplies, NoRedInk Diagnostic, and 6-word Memoir ALL DUE FRIDAY!

Wednesday, September 4:  Slides.  Hand in your “Letters.”  Go through syllabus – signed pages due Friday.  Set up your crates.  Begin 6-word memoir assignment.
– HOMEWORK:  Supplies, NoRedInk Diagnostic, and 6-word Memoir ALL DUE FRIDAY!

Tuesday, September 3:  Slides.  Go over email assignment from Friday.  Complete NoRedInk Diagnostic.  Bring supplies Friday!
– HOMEWORK:  Complete “Letter to Self” – due tomorrow!  Supplies due Friday.

Monday, September 2:  No School – Labor Day

Friday, August 31:  Slides from today.  Sticky note stations then syllabus highlights.  Email netiquette – go through instructions on slides then grab a handout on Monday from the absent student crate to complete.
– HOMEWORK:  Complete “Letter to Self” letter for Wednesday.  Bring supplies Friday, 9/6.  Complete Email analysis.

Thursday, August 30: First day of class!  Welcome back!
HOMEWORK:  Complete “Letter to Self” letter for Wednesday.  Bring supplies Friday, 9/6.