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  • NOVEMBER 15 and 18

    BELL RINGER: write a list of 5-10 complaints  or concerns you may have about the governing of Forest High School. (you will be referring to this list for your final project on The Declaration)

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary 3 practice, Read and annotate Declaration of Independence (pg 112 in textbook), text analysis 

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary 3 worksheet 1Cornell Notes for Declaration of Independence, text analysis questions (pg 118, #s 1,2,4,5)

    HOMEWORK: finish text analysis questions for next class.

     

    NOVEMBER 13 and 14

    BELL RINGER: 

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: conclude Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson

    CLASS WORK: In class essay (test/project  grade) 

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 11 and 12

    BELL RINGER: Vocabulary definitions (Impel, despotism, arduous, inevitable, rectitude, supplicate, redress, invariable, reconcile, tyranny, acquiesce, remonstrate)

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson

    CLASS WORK: finish questions and work on document analysis sheet

    HOMEWORK: vocabulary 3 (revolutionary lit)

     

    NOVEMBER 7 and 8

    BELL RINGER: 

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary 2 test, finish CRL questions, work on filling out Document Analysis sheet for essay.

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 5 and 6

    BELL RINGER: review:  Define the three rhetorical strategies: ethos, pathos, logos

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson

    CLASS WORK: vocab 2 worksheet 2, Read and annotate Patrick Henry's Speech at the Virginia Convention, define vocabulary, identify imagery, answer CRL questions

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    NOVEMBER 1 AND 4

    BELL RINGER: Quickwrite:  How do people in positions of power influence society?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocab 2 worksheet 1, Begin Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson (secure documents, therefore cannot be linked on the website)

    CLASS WORK: Read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, define vocabulary, identify imagery, answer CRL questions

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    OCTOBER 30 and 31

    BELL RINGER: Respond: Was the end of the play/film justifable? Why or Why not?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Conclude study of The Crucible

    CLASS WORK: Crucible Character Maps

    HOMEWORK: Themes questions due on FRIDAY 11/2.  This is your Crucible TEST GRADE 

     

    OCTOBER 28 and 29

    BELL RINGER: Predicting: What do you think will happen, now that Elizabeth has been arrested for witchcraft?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Complete Crucible film

    CLASS WORK: Continue Act 3 and finish with Act 4, complete study packet questions

    HOMEWORK: Themes questions due on FRIDAY 11/2.  This is your Crucible TEST GRADE 

     

    OCTOBER 24 and 25

    BELL RINGER: Review Crucible Act 1: Important characters and themes addressed

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Career assessments, continue with Crucible

    CLASS WORK: complete MyCareerShines assessments (skills inventory, interests survey, work values assessment); Watch Act 2  and half of Act 3 of Crucible, complete character chart and act 2 questions of study packet

    HOMEWORK: work on Themes questions for test grade 

     

    OCTOBER 22 and 23

    BELL RINGER: 

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Introduce The Crucible play

    CLASS WORK: Watch Act 1 of The Crucible, start character chart and complete Act 1 questions of Crucible Study Packet

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    OCTOBER 18 and 21

    Finish work from previous classes due to issues with website links.

     

    OCTOBER 17

    BELL RINGER: Examine the painting closely, then answer the two questions on the slide.

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Grammar practice, Introduce Puritan influence, read essay, answer questions

    CLASS WORK: Grammar practice, Read Puritan Informational Essay, Answer Close Read Questions 

         When reading the Puritan essay, take Cornell's notes (or however you prefer) to identify Charactristics of Puritanism, Goals of the Puritans, and Influences of the Puritans (how they have influences American society.) Use these notes to help you answer the close reading questions about the essay. 

    HOMEWORK: complete extended response for class on Friday. (Remember Vocabulary Unit 2 chart due Friday!).


     

     

    September 13

    BELL RINGER: What are the five important parts of an argument?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish General History of VA: At Powhatan's Court

    CLASS WORK: Close reader work questions 9-12, Short Response

    HOMEWORK: vocabulary 1 is due today!

     

    September 11

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: building support for argument, Reading General History of Virginia

    CLASS WORK: Research evidence for the claims you wrote last class, Write a body paragraph that supports your claim using the evidence you researched, Read pt 2 of Gen. Hist. of VA: A Suprise Attack, answer Close Read Questions 5-8 

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    September 9

    BELL RINGER: What do you know about the early American colonies and the settlers there?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary unit 1 word study guide, Close Read Lesson General History of Virginia.

    CLASS WORK: Define vocabulary,  (pilfer, industry, mollify, baseness, sullen, mantle, pristine, deity, discord, ceded, ascend, valiant), writing claims for a given prompt, Read part 1, The Struggle for Jamestown and answer questions.

    • Claim Prompt:  In many countries, 18-year-olds do not go directly from high school to college or the workplace but are instead required to spend a certain amount of time serving in their country’s military. Write an essay in which you argue for or against such a policy. Offer specific reasons and examples to support your position and to address an opposing claim.

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    AUGUST 28 and 29

    BELL RINGER: What do you know about the early American colonies and the settlers there?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary unit 1 word study guide, Argumentative Writing Interactive lesson pt1, Close Read Lesson General History of Virginia.

    CLASS WORK: Define vocabulary, share learning from interactive lesson, Read part 1, The Struggle for Jamestown and answer questions. 

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    AUGUST 26 and 27

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Baseline Writing Assessment

    CLASS WORK: Read articles, annotate and gather evidence, write an argumentative essay

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 22 AND 23

    BELL RINGER: Going to get text books

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: Final draft of Origin Myth

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 20 AND 21

    BELL RINGER: Based on the three myths we've read, what are some common values shared by all the tribes?  How is your group's origin myth expressing its values within its story?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES:1st SAT practice, Continue working on group origin myths

    CLASS WORK: Origin myths rough drafts

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 16 AND 19

    BELL RINGER: Review notes from previous class.  What do all the myths we read have in common?  Based on those commonalities, what can we infer about the purpose of mythology?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Origin Myth questions, group work planning Personal Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: questions, OM outline

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 14 AND 15

    BELL RINGER: Remind sign up

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Origin Myth ppt notes,  reading Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: complete info/analysis charts for origin myths

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 12 and 13

    BELL RINGER: Personal info cards

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Intro and syllabus, class expectations

    CLASS WORK: none

    HOMEWORK: none