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  • CANNED FOOD DRIVE

    FHS R.O.T.C is collecting canned goods for Interfaith.  Please bring in non perishable items!  Extra credit points possible!

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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 1, Cornell 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: complete document analysis sheet for both selections

    HOMEWORK: Complete vocabulary 3 word study guide (revolutionary lit)

     

    NOVEMBER 7 and 8

    BELL RINGER: 

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Rhetorical Strategies Close Reading Lesson

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary 2 test, finish CRL questions, 

    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 15 and 17

    BELL RINGER: Compose a paragraph that uses three sentences with front branching subordinating clauses.  (AAAWWUBBIS from the ppt from last class.) .

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Read and analyze puritan poetry, review Puritansim with concept maps

    CLASS WORK: Read To My Dear and Loving Husband and Huswifery, complete analysis charts, Group Puritan Concept maps 

    HOMEWORK: Puritan poetry questions due Friday! 

     

    OCTOBER 9 AND 10

    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!).

    Sophomores are also completing the Quarter 1 QSMA this week!

     

    OCTOBER 7 AND 8

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: UNIT 1 TEST, intro new vocabulary

    CLASS WORK: complete unit 1 test on Of Plymouth plantation and Blaxicans, start vocabulary unit 2 word study guide (doctrine, censure, manifold, monastic, ordinance, overt, permeate, persevere, piety, recompense, spartan, theology). 

    HOMEWORK: finish vocabulary 2 due FRIDAY 10/11.

    Sophomores are also completing the Quarter 1 QSMA this week!

     

    OCTOBER 3 AND 4

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary test, literature test review

    CLASS WORK: vocabulary unit 1 test, Unit 1 Literature review 

    HOMEWORK: finish review and study for test.

    Friday October 4th non instructional day due to WACKY WILDCAT GAMES and KATS KAPERS

     

    OCTOBER 1 AND 2

    Missed class on Tuesday 10/1 due to Ms. Sapp administering ACT to seniors all day

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: vocabulary test, literature test review

    CLASS WORK: vocabulary unit 1 test, Unit 1 Literature review 

    HOMEWORK: finish review and study for test.

     

    SEPTEMBER 28 AND 30

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish Blaxicans, vocabulary practice

    CLASS WORK: finish reading Blaxicans and taking notes, Analyze Text Question pg 94 #s 1,3,5,7,8; choose 5 vocabulary words and use those five words in context in a narrative paragraph (tell a story). 

    HOMEWORK: finish guiding questions and or/ vocabulary. 

     

    SEPTEMBER 26 and 27

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish Blaxicans, vocabulary practice

    CLASS WORK: finish reading Blaxicans and taking notes, Analyze Text Question pg 94 #s 1,3,5,7,8; choose 5 vocabulary words and use those five words in context in a narrative paragraph (tell a story). 

    HOMEWORK: finish guiding questions and or/ vocabulary. 

     

    SEPTEMBER 24 and 25

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: continue Blaxicans essay, class discussion

    CLASS WORK: reading essay, Cornell's notes. 

    HOMEWORK:  

     

    SEPTEMBER 20 and 23

    BELL RINGER: America is increasingly a society made up of many cultures and ethnicities.  think about your cultural background and your ethnicity.  How is that ethnicity and culture reflected in where you live? Where you work?  School?  Your extracurricular activities?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Practise vocbulary, begin Blaxicans and Other Reinvented Americans

    CLASS WORK: Vocabulary 1 worksheet 1, Read Blaxicans essay, begin Cornell's notes for selection.

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    SEPTEMBER 18 and 19

    BELL RINGER: none

    MAKE UP DAYS DUE TO TESTING 

     

    SEPTEMBER 16 and 17

    BELL RINGER: review the terms of the treaty between the Pilgrims and Messasoit. Write about whether or not the treaty was fair to both parties and why.

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Practise with counterclaims and rebuttals, finishe Of Plymouth Plantation

    CLASS WORK: construct a paragraph that addresses a counterclaim to your claim about 18 yr olds in the military with a solid rebuttal and evidence

    HOMEWORK: finish guiding questions. 

     

    SEPTEMBER 12 and 13

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

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Practise with finding evidence to support claims, finish Book 2

    CLASS WORK: Research to find evidence to support the reasons you created in your claim about 18 yr olds in the military, complete the quiding questions for book 2.

    HOMEWORK: finish guiding questions. 

     

    SEPTEMBER 10 and 11

    BELL RINGER: How did the pilgrims struggles in the New World shape their attitudes about themselves and God?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: complete book 1 reading and questions, start book 2 of Plymouth Plantation

    CLASS WORK: Read Book 2 of Plymouth Plantation and answer Guiding Questions for part 2.

    HOMEWORK: finish guiding questions. Vocabulary unit 1 due today!

     

    SEPTEMBER 6 and 9

    BELL RINGER: What do you know or remember about early American settlers? Where did they come from?  Why did they come to the new world?  What was their experience when they got here?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Practice writing claims, begin reading Of Plymouth Plantation (pg 5-13) in textbook

    CLASS WORK: Write claims based on a decontextualized prompt, read chapters 9 and 10 from Of Plymouth Plantation and answer Guiding 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 guiding questions.

     

    SEPTEMBER 5

    BELL RINGER: NONE

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: complete Argumentative Writing Interactive lesson, Vocabulary unit 1 (providence, haughty, inevitable, desolate, solace, implements, haste, valiant, covenant, solemn, lamentable, discourse)

    CLASS WORK: share posters, define vocabulary words and provide examples and sentences

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab.

     

    SEPTEMBER 3 AND 4  

    HURRICANE DORIAN WEATHER DAYS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WERE OUT OF SCHOOL

     

     

    AUGUST 30 

    BELL RINGER: NONE

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: complete Argumentative Writing Interactive lesson, Vocabulary unit 1 (providence, haughgty, inevitable, desolate, solace, implements, haste, valiant, covenant, solemn, lamentable, discourse)

    CLASS WORK: share posters, define vocabulary words and provide examples and sentences

    HOMEWORK: finish vocab.

     

    AUGUST 28 and 29

    BELL RINGER: 3-2-1 3 things you know about writing arguments, 2 things you're good at about writing argumentative essays, and 1 thing you'd like to improve upon.

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Review data results from BWA, introduce the Marion County Argumentative Rubric, Argumentative Writing Interactive lesson pt1.  (B days 8/29 are finishing the BWA from Tuesday, as class was interrupted a couple of times.)

    CLASS WORK: share learning from interactive lesson. 

    HOMEWORK: none.

     

    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: Review practice SAT, 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