• 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 Rappaccinni's Daughter

    HOMEWORK: Continue Formative Assessments for Rappaccini's Daughter


    JANUARY 22 and 23

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: intro new vocabulary unit, Introduction to Gothicism, 

    CLASS WORK: 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, SAT practice #2, 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,  review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: Vocab 5 worksheet 2, Read and annotate 4 Romantic Poems



    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 Thanatopsis (using the goals and characteristics of Romanticism from the ppt notes)

    HOMEWORK: Write a 7-10 sentence paragraph that justifies why Bryant's "Thanatopsis" 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: review practice ACT, vocab review and practice, review Romanticism, read and respond to Romantic poetry

    CLASS WORK: vocab 5 worksheet, Read and annotate Thanatopsis

    HOMEWORK: Google classroom  Thanatopsis questions 


     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



    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 4th, 5th, and 6th periods

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

    HOMEWORK: study for Vocab test next Tuesday


    OCTOBER 16 and 17


    CLASS WORK: finish Crucible Movie, notes

    HOMEWORK: study for Vocab test next Tuesday


    SEPTEMBER 27 and 28


    CLASS ACTIVITIES: completing the Puritan Close Read

    CLASS WORK: culminating writing response

    HOMEWORK: none


    SEPTEMBER 25 and 26


    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Puritans Close Read Lesson

    CLASS WORK: Read and highlight text for goals, charactristics, and influences of the Puritans; answer text based questions on the document

    HOMEWORK: none


    SEPTEMBER 21 and 24


    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Argument assessment for unit 1 planning

    CLASS WORK: Unit 1 assessment essay - write 

    HOMEWORK: none


    SEPTEMBER 19 and 20


    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Argument assessment for unit 1 planning

    CLASS WORK: creating reasons and gathering evidence for essay assessment

    HOMEWORK: none




    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary practice, discussion of written assessment (pg 103)

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary worksheet

    HOMEWORK: none




    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Review guiding questions and note for Blaxicans discuss story

    CLASS WORK: PAGE 94,  Analyze the text questions, 2,3,4,7,8.

    HOMEWORK: none



    BELL RINGER: Write a paragraph detailing how you would react to being a stranger in a strange land.

    CLASS WORK: Finish reading Blaxicans and take notes

    HOMEWORK: none




    CLASS WORK: Begin reading Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans, notes

    HOMEWORK: none



    BELL RINGER: What hardships did the pilgrims at Plymouth have to overcome in order to establish a successful colony?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Read Book 2 of Of Plymouth Plantation. text questions. 

    CLASS WORK: make notes of the pilgrims' relationships with the Native Americans, summarize by discussing how and why the relationship b/t native Americans and pilgrims evolved over time. Analyze text questions: 1,2,3,5,6,8

    HOMEWORK: finish text questions for next class.




    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Read section 2 of Plymouth 

    CLASS WORK: cornell's notes for section 2 chapter X, i.d. major events for the colonists and summarize with themes presented in the selection so far. 

    HOMEWORK: 1.  Response paragraph:  What diescriptive words does Bradford use in his account of the settlement of Plymouth?  How do those words make you feel about the situation?  How do they lead to a purpose for this acount? 

    2.  Vocab 2 chart (due next class).


    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 section from "of Plymouth Plantation."

    CLASS WORK: define new vocab words, cornell's notes for section 1 (chapter 9), i.d. hardships and summarize with central ideas of section 1. 

    HOMEWORK: Vocab 2 chart (haughty, inevitable, affirm, desolate, shoals, lamentable, solace, aught, providence, brevity, valiant, procure)


    AUGUST 27 AND 28


    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 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