• APRIL 29 and 30

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Irony/Chopin, vocab practice, grammar practice

    CLASS WORK: Story of An Hour Questions pg 399 1,3,4,7,8.  Vocab 9 worksheet 2Subject Verb Agreement practice

    HOMEWORK: 

     

     

    APRIL 25 and 26

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Irony/Chopin, vocab practice, grammar practice

    CLASS WORK: Story of An Hour Questions pg 399 1,3,4,7,8.  Vocab 9 worksheet 2, commas  & Semicolons

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 23 and 24

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Intro Irony, Read Kate Chopin, work with pronouns

    CLASS WORK: Read Story of an Hour, identify examples of Situational and Dramatic irony. Pronouns & antecedents practice

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 19 and 22

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: test, vocab practice

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

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    APRIL 17 and 18

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 test, complete Frederick Douglass' What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (pg 285)

    CLASS WORK: Sentence Fragments worksheet, Run on Sentences, Text analysis questions, pg 292: 1,2,3,6,7.

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  devout, disparity, fetters, equivocate, denounce, impudence, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 15 and 16

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 test, Continue Frederick Douglass' What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (pg 285) and Rhetorical devices

    CLASS WORK: Rhetorical Devices chart, Vocabulary 9 chart

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  devout, disparity, fetters, equivocate, denounce, impudence, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 12

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary 8 test, Start Frederick Douglass' What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (pg 285)

    CLASS WORK: Rhetorical Devices chart, Sentence Fragments worksheet, Douglass Guiding questions

    HOMEWORK: Vocabulary unit 9:  devout, disparity, fetters, equivocate, denounce, impudence, afflicted, abandonment, repression, elusive, tumultuous, importunity

     

    APRIL 10 AND 11

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

    Start Frederick Douglass' What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (pg 285)

    CLASS WORK: Rhetorical Devices chart, Sentence Fragments worksheet, Douglass Guiding questions

    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,

    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, Emerson poster

    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 RD 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 assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    FEBRUARY 7 AND 8

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocab 6 test, complete Rappaccini's Daughter projects

    CLASS WORK: Story charts for MBV, continue working on assignments for Rappaccini's Daughter

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    FEBRUARY 5 AND 6

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Rappaccini's Daughter.

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

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    FEBRUARY 1 AND 4

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Rappaccini's Daughter

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

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    JANUARY 30 and 31

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Rappaccini's Daughter.

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

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    JANUARY 28 and 29

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue with Rappaccini's Daughter.

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

    HOMEWORK: Continue assignnments for Rappaccini's Daughter

     

    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

    HOMEWORK: 

     

    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

     

    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 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

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS WORK: finish Crucible Movie, notes

    HOMEWORK: study for Vocab test next Tuesday

     


    SEPTEMBER 27 and 28

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: completing the Puritan Close Read

    CLASS WORK: culminating writing response

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 25 and 26

    BELL RINGER: None

    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

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Argument assessment for unit 1 planning

    CLASS WORK: Unit 1 assessment essay - write 

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 19 and 20

    BELL RINGER: None

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Argument assessment for unit 1 planning

    CLASS WORK: creating reasons and gathering evidence for essay assessment

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 17 AND 18

    BELL RINGER: None

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

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary worksheet

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14

    BELL RINGER: 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

     

    SEPTEMBER 11 AND 12

    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

     

    SEPTEMBER 7 AND 10

    BELL RINGER: None

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

    HOMEWORK: none

     

     SEPTEMBR 5 AND 6

    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.

     

    AUGUST 31 and SEPTEMBER 4

    BELL RINGER: ?NONE

    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

    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