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  • APRIL 19 and 20

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: test, vocab practice

    CLASS WORK: Open book test for Lincoln and Twain, Vocabulary 9 worksheet 1, make up work.

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 17 and 18

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: complete Fiinish Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address? (pg 279)

    CLASS WORK: Sentence Fragments worksheetRun on Sentences, Text analysis questions, pg 282: 1,2,4,6,7.

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  engross, venture, insurgent, deprecate, invoke, discern, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 15 and 16

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 test, Continue Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address? (pg 279), vocab 9

    CLASS WORK: Agument analysis chart, Vocabulary 9 chart

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  engross, venture, insurgent, deprecate, invoke, discern, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 12

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 test, Start Lincoln's second Inaugural Address (pg 279)

    CLASS WORK: Argument Analysis notes/chart,  Sentence Fragments worksheet,

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  engross, venture, insurgent, deprecate, invoke, discern, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 10 AND 11

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: District presentation on the 10th.  Vocab 8 Worksheet 2,

    Start Lincoln's second Inaugural Address (pg 279)

    CLASS WORK: Argument Analysis notes/chartSentence Fragments worksheet, 

    HOMEWORK: study for vocab 8 test

     

    APRIL 8 AND 9

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Finish Twain,

    CLASS WORK: Complete Satire analysis chart, pg 380 questions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 4 AND 5

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Introduce Realism and Civil War literature, Start reading Twain's Lowest Animal

    CLASS WORK: Notes on Realism,  Construct Satire analysis notes/chart

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 2 AND 3

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Review vocabulary, Continue with Walt Whitman

    CLASS WORK: Vocab 8 worksheet 1, Page 178 and 183 Text analysis questions

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    MARCH 29 and APRIL 1

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Continue with Whitman

    CLASS WORK: RESPONSE group activity with Whitman's poetry

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    MARCH 27 and 28

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Read Walt Whitman poetry, review vocabulary 8

    CLASS WORK: RESPONSE worksheet for Read Song of Myself 1 and 52, class discussion

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    MARCH 25 and 26

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 (abeyance, creed, loiter, bequeath, promonotory, ductile, reproach, sordid, effuse, suffice, exuting, transpire), Intro Walt Whitman, Read Song of Myself 1 and 52

    CLASS WORK: vocab 8 chart, notes on Whitman's themes and techniques

    HOMEWORK: complete vocabulary due Wednesday and Thursday

      

     


    MARCH 6 and 7

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocabulary 7, Continue with Walden

    CLASS WORK: Chalk Talk (use your text rendering to complete a class poster of terms and phrases from Walden), Guiding Questions 1-6

    HOMEWORK: study for vocabulary test on Friday

     

    MARCH 4 and 5

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocabulary 7, Begin Thoreau's Walden

    CLASS WORK: Vocab 7 worksheet 2, Begin Reading Thoreau's Walden, text rendering activity, class discussion and notes

    HOMEWORK: study for vocabulary test on Friday

     

    FEBRUARY 28 and MARCH 1

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocabulary 7, finish with Emerson 

    CLASS WORK: create poster for Emerson. work in groups of 3 or individually.  Use your answer to the question on the bottom of the Cornell notes and represent the relationship visually on a poster. 

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    FEBRUARY 26 and 27

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocabulary 7, finish with Emerson 

    CLASS WORK: Emerson Cornell's notes

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    FEBRUARY 22 and 25

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocab 7, begin reading transcendentalist literature

    CLASS WORK: review vocabulary 7 , Read Emerson's Self Reliance, answer questions

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    FEBRUARY 20 and 21

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: review vocab 7, begin reading transcendentalist literature

    CLASS WORK: vocab 7 worksheet 1, Read Emerson's Nature, answer questions

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    FEBRUARY 15 and 19

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab 7 chart: (superfluous, magnanimity, aversion, absolve, alacrity, decorum, tranquil, sublime, perpetual, conviction) Intro Transcendentalism

    CLASS WORK: Transcendentalism ppt and Notes, vocab 7 chart (due 2/15)

    HOMEWORK: complete vocab 7 chart

     

    FEBRUARY 13 AND 14

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab 7 chart: superfluous, magnanimity, aversion, absolve, alacrity, decorum, tranquil, sublime, perpetual, conviction) Intro Transcendentalism

    CLASS WORK: SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS FOR MBV DUE TODAY!  Transcendentalism ppt and Notes, vocab 7 chart (due 2/15)

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    FEBRUARY 11 AND 12

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with MBV projects 

    CLASS WORK: complete final drafts of summative assessments for MBV

    HOMEWORK: Continue Formative Assessments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    FEBRUARY 7 AND 8

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab 6 test, complete MBV projects

    CLASS WORK: Story charts for MBV, continue working on assignments for MBV

    HOMEWORK: Continue Formative Assessments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    FEBRUARY 5 AND 6

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Minister's black veil.

    CLASS WORK: vocab 6 worksheet 2, Review story and complete symbolism chart, continue summative assessments

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    FEBRUARY 1 AND 4

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Minister's black veil.

    CLASS WORK: REview story and start symbolism chart, begin summative assessments

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    JANUARY 30 and 31

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Minister's black veil.

    CLASS WORK: Complete story and answer quiding questions for story notes, vocab 6 worksheet 1

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    JANUARY 28 and 29

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Minister's black veil.

    CLASS WORK: Read story and answer quiding questions for story notes

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    JANUARY 24 and 25

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab 6 due, introduce semicolons, review Gothicism and vocab 6 

    CLASS WORK: Review vocabulary 6, Writing sentences with semicolons, Intro Minister's Black Veil

    HOMEWORK: Start assignnments for Minister's Black Veil

     

    JANUARY 22 and 23

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: intro new vocabulary unit, Introduction to Gothicism, finish with appositive phrases

    CLASS WORK: Appositive quiz, start vocabulary unit 6, Gothicism notes

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 6 chart

     

    JANUARY 17 and 18

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab assessment, review Appositive phrases, review Romanticism, Introduce Gothicism and vocab 6

    CLASS WORK: Vocab5 test, start vocabulary unit 6, Writing sentences with semicolons, Gothicism notes

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 6 chart

     

    JANUARY 15 and 16

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab review, apposititve sentences, review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: Analyze 4 Romantic poems for meaning, theme, tone, and Romantic Characteristics

    HOMEWORK: none 

     

    JANUARY 11 and 14

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab review, apposititve sentences, review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: Vocab 5 worksheet 2, write sentences with appositive phrases, Read and annotate 4 Romantic poems

    HOMEWORK: none 

     

    JANUARY 9 and 10

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab review, apposititve sentences, review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: write sentences with appositive phrases, Read and annotate Ladder of St. Augustine

    HOMEWORK: Write a 7-10 sentence paragraph that justifies why Longfellow's Ladder of St. Augustine should be classified as a Romantic Poem.  (use your ppt notes about the goals and characteristics of Romanticism to help you in your justification)

     

    JANUARY 7 and 8

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab review and practice, apposititve sentences, review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: vocab 5 worksheet, write sentences with appositive phrases, Read and annotate Ladder of St. Augustine

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    JANUARY 3 and 4

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: intro vocab 5 (vice discontent, revel, ignoble, irreverence, impedes, renown, hasten, efface, repose, winsome, vanquish), American Renaissance ppt

    CLASS WORK: complete vocab 5 chart, Notes on American Renaissance

    HOMEWORK: none

     


    NOVEMBER 30 and December 1

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Constitution project

    CLASS WORK:continue research into Constitution topics, start powerpoint presentation

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 28 and 29

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 4 test, Consitution project

    CLASS WORK:complete vocab 4 test, research constitution topics

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 26 and 27

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 4 practice, introduce Constitution Project

    CLASS WORK:vocabulary 4 worksheet 2, Constitution project, choose groups and select topic

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 15 and 16

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Conclude Declaration of Independence study, vocabulary practice, review ethose pathos, logos

    CLASS WORK:text analysis questions pg 118: 1,2,4,5,7;  Rhetorical appeals in the Declaration of Independence (find three examples of each appeal in the D.o.I and explain); Vocabulary 4 worksheet

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 13 and 14

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Declaration of Independence

    CLASS WORK: List of Grievances matching, List/Group/Label activity, Grievances paragraph

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 9 and 12

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Declaration of Independence video, Read Declaration of Independence, analyze text

    CLASS WORK: Vid questions, Notes on Declaration of independence, group posters

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 7 AND 8

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 4 chart, ppt on Neoclassicism, start Declaration of Independence

    CLASS WORK: chart (impel, despotism, arduous, rectitude, supplicate, redress, invariable, reconcile, tyranny, acquiesce), Fill In Notes Neoclassicism

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 5 and 6

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS WORK: conclude CRL study with with Culminating writing assignment for Rhetorical Devices CRL

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 1 and 2

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS WORK: conclude CRL study with Culminating Writing assignment for Rhetorical Devices CRL.

     

    OCTOBER 30 and 31

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS WORK: continue CRL study with Document Analysis worksheet for "Speech at Virginia Convention"

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    OCTOBER 26 and 29

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue CRL study with Patrick Henry's Speech at the Virginia Convention

    CLASS WORK: define selected vocabulary (bold faced words), highlight rhetorical strategies and appeals, answer questions

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    OCTOBER 24 and 25

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS WORK: continue CRL study with Document Analysis worksheet for "Sinners"

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    OCTOBER 22 and 23

    BELL RINGER: review vocabulary 3 words for test

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary 3 test Socrative.com, Start Rhetorical Devices CRL

    CLASS WORK:  read Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God, highlight for imagery and repetition, define vocabulary, answer text based questions

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    OCTOBER 18  and 19

    BELL RINGER: Join google classroom for 3rd and 2nd period

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary 3 practice on Socrative.com, Rhetorical Devices assignment

    HOMEWORK: study for Vocab test next Tuesday

     

    OCTOBER 16 and 17

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: finish Crucible Movie, notes

    HOMEWORK: study for Vocab test next Tuesday

     


    OCTOBER 3

    BELL RINGER: How might the Puritans have considered the poem Huswifery to be useful?

    CLASS WORK: coordinating conjunctions quiz, vocabulary worksheet

    HOMEWORK:none

     

     

    OCTOBER 2

    BELL RINGER: According to the informational text, what is the purpose of Puritan art and literature?

    CLASS WORK: coordinating conjunctions sentences, read To My Dear and Loving Husband, fill out poetry analysis chart

    HOMEWORK:none

     

    OCTOBER 1

    BELL RINGER: For most Americans, the values of working hard and being useful are important.  Both can be traced back tothe Puritans, who believed all activity should have a purpose.  **Write a paragraph in which you discuss ways that writing poety might be useful 

    CLASS WORK: coordinating conjunctions sentences, read Huswifery fill out poetry analysis chart

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 3 for next class

     

     

    SEPTEMBER 28 (2nd pd)

    BELL RINGER: What is Predestination and how does it affect the Puritan way of life?

    CLASS WORK: Puritans Culminating Writing Assignment

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 3 chart

     

    SEPTEMBER 27

    BELL RINGER: According to the informational text, what is the purpose of Puritan art and literature?

    CLASS WORK: coordinating conjunctions sentences, read To My Dear and Loving Husband, fill out poetry analysis chart

    HOMEWORK:none

     

    SEPTEMBER 26 (2nd period)

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: Vocab 2 test, start reading about Puritans, do text based questions

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 3 chart

     

    SEPTEMBER 25

    BELL RINGER: What is Predestination and how does it affect the Puritan way of life?

    CLASS WORK: Puritans Culminating Writing Assignment

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab 3 chart

     

    SEPTEMBER 24

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: Unit 1 Test

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 3:  Doctrines, monastic, Spartan, piety,  theology, manifold, persevere, recompense, censure, permeated, overt

     

    SEPTEMBER 21

    BELL RINGER: What were the goals of the Puritans?

    CLASS WORK: Puritans Information Close Read Answer the questions about the Puritans article

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 3:  Doctrines, monastic, Spartan, piety,  theology, manifold, persevere, recompense, censure, permeated, overt

     

    SEPTEMBER 20

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: complete review 

    HOMEWORK: study for test on Monday 

     

    SEPTEMBER 19

    BELL RINGER: Look at the ppt picture being displayed and answer the questions on the bottom of the slide.

    CLASS WORK: vocab 2 test, Grammar practice, Puritans Information Close Read

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 3:  Doctrines, monastic, Spartan, piety,  theology, manifold, persevere, recompense, censure, permeated, overt

     

    SEPTEMBER 18

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK:review guiding questions for Balboa, answe3r text questions pg1,2,3,5,7,8

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 17

    BELL RINGER: How do personal accounts and historical fiction hep us understand the struggles of early settlers?

    CLASS WORK:vocabulary review, unit test

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 13 and 14

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: complete review 

    HOMEWORK: study for test on Monday (3rd period)

    (2nd period was FSA Testing)

     

    SEPTEMBER 11 and 12

    BELL RINGER: Whate a paragraph about how you would react to being a 'stranger in a strange land.

    CLASS WORK: vocab practice, test review (test on Monday)

    HOMEWORK: vocab wksht 1 complete test review

    (2nd period is behind, we'll start Balboa next week)

     

    SEPTEMBER 7 AND 10

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: finish Balboa, notes, Analyze text questions 1,2,3,5,7,8

    HOMEWORK: finish Analyze text questions

    (2nd period was FSA Testing)

     

    SEPTEMBER 5 AND 6

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: read Balboa, notes

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 31 and SEPTEMBER 4

    BELL RINGER: What hardships did the settlers of Jamestown have to overcome in  order to be a successful colony?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish reading Gen. Hist. Of VA. 

    CLASS WORK: answer questions for Gen. His. of VA. prepare for short response

    HOMEWORK: Vocab 2 chart (Sullen, mantle, pristine, deity, discord, cede, ascend, valiant)

     

    AUGUST 29 and 30

    BELL RINGER: What do you know about early American Colonies and the people who settled them?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: grammar practice, vocab 2, rubric review, read 1st selection from Close Reader

    CLASS WORK: define new vocab words, read Struggle for Jamestown section of A General History of Virginia and answer questions.

    HOMEWORK: Vocab 2 chart (Sullen, mantle, pristine, deity, discord, cede, ascend, valiant)

     

    AUGUST 27 AND 28

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Baseline Writing Assignment

    CLASS WORK: write essay in response to BWA. 

     

    AUGUST 23 AND 24

    BELL RINGER: Choose one myth we've read:  Identify 2 archetypes contained within, 2 elements of the environment, and 1 instruction about individual behavior.

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Quiz

    CLASS WORK: work in group to write your origin myths. 

     

    AUGUST 21 and 22

    BELL RINGER: What do all the myths we've read have in common?  How do you know?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Review origin myths, and determine how each myth performs each of the functions of an origin myth, plan group origin myth.

    CLASS WORK: Myth posters

     

    AUGUST 18 and 20

    BELL RINGER: Choose one of the functions of an origin myth and provide one lesson one could learn from it.

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Read origin myths fill in charts from notes and answer coprehension questions.

    CLASS WORK: Comprehension questions for myths

     

    AUGUST 15 and 16

    BELL RINGER: Give three reasons why it is important to know where we came from.  How is that knowledge passed on from generation to generation?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Notes on Origin Myths 

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary unit 1:  unconscious, uprooted, buckskin, ancestors, industry, mollify, pilfer, baseness

     

    AUGUST 13 and 14

    Intro to class, student information sheet, questions and answers