Pre-AP English 9 Classwork/Homework

  • Friday, 3/13/20:

    • Today in class students checked out To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  In addition, students completed a To Kill a Mockingbird Anticipation Guide in Google Classroom and reviewed the Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird PowerPoint notes in Google Classroom.

     

    Thursday, 3/12/20:

    • Today in class students finished writing district benchmark assessment in-class essays.

     

    Wednesday, 3/11/20:

    • Today in class students began writing district benchmark assessment in-class essays.

     

    Tuesday, 3/10/20:

    • Today in class students began a district benchmark assessment by listening to a speech, annotating its use of rhetoric and planning an essay response to it.

     

    Monday, 3/9/20:

    • Today in class students worked on essay revisions.  

    • Final draft essays are due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class tomorrow.  In addition, please bring a hard copy to class for review.

     

    Friday, 3/6/20:

    • Today in class students returned In the Time of the Butterflies to the library.  In addition, students completed peer reviews of student essays and received feedback on their own.

    • Revised, final draft Minou Tavarez Mirabal essays are due to www.turnitin.com before class starts on Tuesday, 3/10/20.  In addition, bring a hard copy to class.

     

    Thursday, 3/5/20:

    • Freshmen classes did not meet today due to block schedules.

    • Minou Tavarez Mirabal essays are due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 3/4/20:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #3 and continued typing their rhetorical analysis essays.

    • Minou Tavarez Mirabal essays are due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class on Friday, 3/6/20.

     

    Tuesday, 3/3/20:

    • Today in class students reviewed a JFK Rhetorical Analysis Essay model and began typing their Minou Tavarez Mirabal Rhetorical Analysis essays.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #3 (invoking-placate) is tomorrow.

    • Minou Tavarez Mirabal essays are due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class on Friday, 3/6/20.

     

    Monday, 3/2/20:

    • Today in class students finished annotating the use of rhetorical strategies/devices/techniques in Minou Tavarez Mirabal's speech.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #3 (invoking-placate) is on Wednesday, 3/4/20.

    • Minou Tavarez Mirabal essays are due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class on Friday, 3/6/20.

     

    Friday, 2/28/20:

    • Today in class students completed their In the Time of the Butterflies reading test.  In addition, students finished annotating the use of rhetorical strategies/devices/techniques in Minou Tavarez Mirabal's speech.

     

    Thursday, 2/27/20:

    • Today in class students read a speech delivered by Minou Tavarez Mirabal and began annotating the use of rhetorical strategies/devices/techniques in her speech.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies reading test is tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 2/26/20:

    • Today in class students began reading the epilogue from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading the epilogue and complete all remaining study guide questions.

     

    Tuesday, 2/25/20:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter twelve from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter twelve and complete any remaining study guide questions for the chapter.

     

    Monday, 2/24/20:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter twelve from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • Read through the end of page 278.

     

    Friday, 2/21/20:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter eleven from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students worked on their Part III Study Guide questions.

     

    Thursday, 2/20/20:

    • Today in class students read another current event article ("Venezuela in Limbo") as a supplement to our study of In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students began reading chapter eleven.

    • Read through page 244 (stop at the journal entry from Monday, June 27, midafternoon).

     

    Wednesday, 2/19/20:

    • Today in class students read a current event article ("The Growing Crisis in Venezuela") as a supplement to our study of In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students continued to reach chapter ten.

    • Finish reading the remaining pages from chapter ten and complete all remaining chapter ten study guide questions.

     

    Tuesday, 2/18/20:

    • Today in class students participated in an In the Time of the Butterflies Philosophical Chairs discussion.

    • Read pages 200-210 from In the Time of the Butterflies and add on to study guide questions 

     

    Monday, 2/17/20:

    • No school.

    • Read chapter nine from In the Time of the Butterflies and complete chapter nine study guide questions.

     

    Friday, 2/14/20:

    • No school.

    • Read chapter nine from In the Time of the Butterflies and complete chapter nine study guide questions.

     

     

    Thursday, 2/13/20:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #2.  In addition students finished reading chapter eight and completed chapter eight study guide questions.

    • Read chapter nine from In the Time of the Butterflies and complete chapter nine study guide questions.

     

    Wednesday, 2/12/20:

    • Today in class students read chapter eight from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition. students added on to their study guides.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #2 (sanction-stanch) is tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday, 2/11/20:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter seven from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter seven and answer the remaining chapter seven reading questions.

    • 5th and 6th-period students meet in the library tomorrow.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #2 (sanction-stanch) is on Thursday, 2/13/20.

     

    Monday, 2/10/20:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter seven from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #2 (sanction-stanch) is on Thursday, 2/13/20.

     

    Friday, 2/7/20:

    • Today in class students finished writing their GOHS Rhetorical Analysis Formative Assessment in class-essays.

    • Finish reading chapter six and complete study guide questions 8-11 prior to the start of class on Monday, 2/10/20.

     

    Thursday, 2/6/20:

    • Today in class students continued working on their GOHS Rhetorical Analysis Formative Assessment.  

    • Finish reading chapter six and complete study guide questions 8-11.

     

    Wednesday, 2/5/20:

    • Today in class students began their GOHS Rhetorical Analysis Formative Assessment.  Students read and annotated a speech, planned and began writing a rhetorical analysis essay in response to the given speech.

    • Finish reading chapter six and complete study guide questions 8-11.

     

    Tuesday, 2/4/20:

    • Today in class students read, ranked, and discussed model Winston Churchill rhetorical analysis writing samples.  In addition, students continued reading chapter six from In the Time of the Butterflies.

    • Finish reading chapter six and complete study guide questions 8-11.

     

    Monday, 2/3/20:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter six from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

     

    Friday, 1/31/20:

    • Today in class students completed rhetorical analysis writing using their analysis of an excerpt from a Churchill speech.  

     

    Thursday, 1/30/20:

    • Today in class students read, ranked, and discussed model Queen Elizabeth rhetorical analysis writing samples.  In addition, students read an excerpt from a Winston Churchill speech and identified the use of rhetorical techniques in it.

    • Record the "Effect" of each rhetorical technique identified in Churchill's speech.

     

    Wednesday, 1/29/20:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter five from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • Finish study guide questions 1-6.

     

    Tuesday, 1/28/20:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter five from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts.

     

    Monday, 1/27/20:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter four from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students completed their Part I Study Guides and submitted them for review.

     

    Friday, 1/24/20:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter four from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to character charts and study guides.

     

    Thursday, 1/23/20:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1.  In addition, students continued working on Queen Elizabeth rhetorical analysis charts and started writing thesis statements and 2-chunk body paragraphs.

    • Queen Elizabeth rhetorical analysis packets are due tomorrow (this includes annotations, chart completion, thesis statements, and 2-chunk body paragraphs).

     

    Wednesday, 1/22/20:

    • Today in class students began a rhetorical analysis of Queen Elizabeth's "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury."  Students read and annotated the speech, and began completing a graphic organizer.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1 (coax-tedium) is tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday, 1/21/20:

    • Today in class students read chapter three from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to character charts and study guides.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1 (coax-tedium) is on Thursday, 1/23/20.

     

    Monday, 1/20/20:

    • No school.

     

    Friday, 1/17/20:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter two from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students answered questions four-six on their study guides and added on to character charts.

     

    Thursday, 1/16/20:

    • Today in class students completed a vocabulary inventory for In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students began reading chapter two from the book and added on to study guides and character charts.

     

    Wednesday, 1/15/20:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies chapter one study guide questions.  In addition, students defined courage, responded to others' definitions of courage, and brainstormed examples of courage.

    • Bring Ethos, Pathos, and Logos handouts to class tomorrow along with books daily.

     

    Tuesday, 1/14/20:

    • Today in class students finished taking notes on the context for In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students read chapter one from the text.

    • Complete Ethos, Pathos & Logos packet.

     

    Monday, 1/13/20:

    • Today in class students completed an Anticipation Guide and took notes on the context for In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

    • Complete "Using Ethos, Pathos & Logos" handout (numbers 1-8).

     

    Friday, 1/10/20:

    • Today in class students reviewed the concept of logos and completed logos activities.  In addition, students checked out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

     

    Thursday, 1/9/20:

    • Today in class students reviewed the rhetorical triangle and three appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos) through the completion of class activities.

    • Bring student ID cards to class on Friday.  We will be checking out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

     

    Wednesday, 1/8/20:

    • Today in class students read and discussed student models of writing.  In addition, students were introduced to the rhetorical triangle and the three appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos).

    • Bring student ID cards to class on Friday.  We will be checking out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

     

    Tuesday, 1/7/20:

    • Today in class students completed a first-semester grade reflection and set goals for the second semester.

    • Bring student ID cards to class on Friday.  We will be checking out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

     

    Monday, 1/6/20:

    • No school.

     

    Friday, 12/20/19:

    •  Today in class students completed a multiple-choice district final.

     

    Thursday, 12/19/19:

    • Fifth and sixth-period classes do not meet today.

       

    Wednesday, 12/18/19:

    •  Today students returned books to the library and viewed film clips from a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    Tuesday, 12/17/19:

    •  Today in class students participated in a philosophical chairs discussion where they made connections between teenage brain research and choices made by Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    • Bring books to class tomorrow.  We will return them to the library.

    Monday 12/16/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act V quizzes.  In addition, students read a non-fiction article on the teenage brain and finished their Non-Fiction Teenage Brain connections packet.

    • Non-Fiction Teenage Brain packets are due tomorrow.  Click here to revisit the TED Talk from last Friday if needed.

     

    Friday, 12/13/19:

    • Today in class students continued to work on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet study guides.  In addition, students viewed a TED Talk on the teenage brain.

    • Act III-V Study Guides are due on Monday.  

    • Be prepared to take an Act V Quiz on Monday.

     

    Thursday, 12/12/19:

    • Today in class students viewed and discussed Act V from a stage production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Essays are due Friday, 12/13/19.  Essays must be typed and submitted electronically to www.turnitin.com prior to the start of class.  In addition, students must bring a hard copy to class for grading purposes.

     

    Wednesday, 12/11/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed models of student writing, received back some of their own writing and continued The Tragedy fo Romeo and Juliet Essay planning.

    • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Essays are due Friday, 12/13/19.  Essays must be typed and submitted electronically to www.turnitin.com prior to the start of class.  In addition, students must bring a hard copy to class for grading purposes.

     

    Tuesday, 12/10/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act IV quizzes.  In addition, students used remaining class time for The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Essay planning.

    • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Essays are due Friday, 12/13/19.  Essays must be typed and submitted electronically to www.turnitin.com prior to the start of class.  In addition, students must bring a hard copy to class for grading purposes.

     

    Monday, 12/9/19:

    • Today in class students finished viewing and discussing Act IV from a stage production of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.  In addition, students received and discussed and essay prompt for the paly.

    • Finish Act IV study guide questions 7-9.  Students will be quizzed on Act IV in class tomorrow.

    • The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Essays are due Friday, 12/13/19.  Essays must be typed and submitted electronically to www.turnitin.com prior to the start of class.  In addition, students must bring a hard copy to class for grading purposes.

     

    Friday, 12/6/19:

    • Today in class students finished The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act III quizzes.  in addition, students viewed and discussed Act IV, scenes i-iv from a stage production of the play.

     

    Thursday, 12/5/19:

    • Today in class students finished viewing Act III from a stage production of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.  In addition, students added on to their Act III study guides.

    • Finish Act III study guides and be prepared for an Act III quiz tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 12/4/19:

    • Today in class students continued viewing and discussing Act III from a stage production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.  Fifth-period students reviewed Act III, scenes i-iii and sixth-period students covered Act III, scenes ii-iv.

     

    Tuesday, 12/3/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act II quizzes.  In addition, 6th-period students viewed Act III, scene i.

    • Act 1-II Study Guides are due tomorrow.

     

    Monday, 12/2/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act II Study Guide questions.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" essay revisions are tomorrow.  Students must both submit their revisions to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy to class.

    • Be prepared to complete an Act II quiz tomorrow.

     

    Friday, 11/22/19:

    • Today in class students continued viewing, analyzing and discussing Act II from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" essay revisions are due by Tuesday, 12/3/19.  Students must both submit their revisions to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy to class.

     

    Thursday, 11/21/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act I quizzes.  In addition, students began viewing and discussing Act II, scenes i and ii.

    • Complete "The Masque of the Red Death" Essay Reflections.

     

    Wednesday, 11/20/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act I Study Guides.

    • Be prepared to complete an Act I Quiz in class tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday, 11/19/19:

    • Today in class students viewed a stage production of Act I, scenes ii-v from Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    • Answer Act I Study Guide Questions 1-6 to the best of your ability.

     

    Monday, 11/18/19:

    • Today in class students began working on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet character charts and revisited "The Prologue" and Act I, scene i from Shakespeare's play.

    • Continue bringing copies of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to class daily.

     

    Friday, 11/15/19:

    • Today in class students completed an in-class essay analyzing the use of extended metaphor in "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes.

    • Continue bringing copies of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to class daily.

     

    Thursday, 11/14/19:

    • Today in class students read "Mother to Son," by Langston Hughes and completed a reading check on the poem.  In addition, students began planning and writing a multi-paragraph analysis showing their understanding of the use of extended metaphor in the poem.

    • Complete Extended Metaphor Poetry Practice.

     

    Wednesday, 11/13/19:

    • Today in class students worked on Act I, scene i-iii study guide questions.  In addition, students viewed Act I, scene iv.

    • Complete 3, 2, 1 exit slips.

     

    Tuesday, 11/12/19:

    • Today in class students viewed and discussed Act I, scenes i-iii from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    • Complete 3, 2, 1 exit sips.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" take-home essays are due by the start of class tomorrow, 11/13/19.  Submit essays to www.turnitin.com and bring hard copies to class.

     

    Monday, 11/11/19:

    • No school.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" take-home essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 11/13/19.  Submit essays to www.turnitin.com and bring hard copies to class.

    • Bring copies of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to class daily.

     

    Friday, 11/8/19:

    • Today in class students completed a poetry warm-up with Ms. Woelke and read the "Prologue" from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with Mrs. Heckman.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" take-home essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 11/13/19.  Submit essays to www.turnitin.com and bring hard copies to class.

    • Bring copies of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to class daily.

     

    Thursday, 11/7/19:

    • Today in class students completed "The Masque of the Red Death" reading quizzes.  In addition, students began working on a KWL chart to brainstorm what they already knew about William Shakespeare and his play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

    • "The Masque of the Red Death" take-home essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 11/13/19.  Submit essays to www.turnitin.com and bring hard copies to class.

     

    Wednesday, 11/6/19:

     

    Tuesday, 11/5/19:

    • Today in class students learned what an allegory is and analyzed how Poe uses symbols to convey his allegory in "The Masque of the Red Death."

    • Finish study guide questions 1-13 and symbol chart.

     

    Monday, 11/4/19:

    • Today in class students worked with Mrs. Heckman to analyze symbols in Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death."

    • Complete the study guide questions you are able to independently.

     

    Friday, 11/1/19:

    • Today in class students signed up for twitucate.com accounts and began working on study guide questions for "The Masque of the Red Death."

     

    Thursday, 10/31/19:

    • Today in class students read Edgar Alan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" and then watched a short film adaptation of the story.

     

    Wednesday, 10/30/19:

    •  Today students participated in a College/Career Kickoff day and reviewed school safety.

     

    Tuesday, 10/29/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Sound of Waves Reading Finals and checked out The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

     

    Monday, 10/28/19:

    • Today in class students completed study guides for The Sound of Waves.

    • Write Close Read #2 thesis and 2-chunk body paragraph analyzing Hatsue's character and review study guides in preparation for tomorrow's The Sound of Waves Reading Test.

     

    Friday, 10/25/19:

    • Today in class students took The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #3.  In addition, students finished reading The Sound of Waves.

     

    Thursday, 10/24/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Sound of Waves figurative language quizzes.  In addition, students began reading chapter 15.

    • Finish reading chapter 15.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #3 is tomorrow.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary lists on the test.

     

    Wednesday, 10/23/19:

    • Today in class students begin working on The Sound of Waves Close Read #3.  In addition, students began reading chapter 14.

    • Finish reading chapter 14.

    • Figurative Language quiz is tomorrow.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #3 is on Friday, 10/25/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary lists on the test.

     

    Tuesday, 10/22/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 12 from The Sound of Waves and continued working on study guides and character charts.

    • Read chapter thirteen.

    • Figurative Language quiz is on Wednesday, 10/24/19.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #3 is on Friday, 10/25/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary lists on the test.

     

    Monday, 10/21/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter ten from The Sound of Waves and added on to their study guides.

    • Read chapter eleven.

    • Figurative Language quiz on Thursday, 10/24/19.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #3 is on Friday, 10/25/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary lists on the test.

     

    Friday, 10/18/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #2 and began reading chapter ten.

     

    Thursday, 10/17/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter nine from The Sound of Waves.  In addition, they played a Quizlet review game in preparation for tomorrow's vocabulary test.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #2 (loath-genuflections) is tomorrow.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary list on the test.

     

    Wednesday, 10/16/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed figurative language and began reading chapter eight from The Sound of Waves.

    • Finish reading chapter eight.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #2 (loath-genuflections) is on Friday, 10/18/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary list on the test.

     

    Tuesday, 10/15/19:

    • Today in class students read, ranked, and discussed models of student writing and read chapter seven from The Sound of Waves.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #2 (loath-genuflections) is on Friday, 10/18/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary list on the test.

     

    Monday, 10/14/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter six from The Sound of Waves and added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #2 (loath-genuflections) is on Friday, 10/18/19.  There will be repeat words from the previous vocabulary list on the test.

     

    Friday, 10/11/19:

    • Today in class students completed The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #1.  In addition, students continued working with a partner to finish their thesis and 2-chunk body paragraph in response to The Sound of Waves Close Read #1.

    • Finish Close Read #1 if you did not already do so in class today.

     

    Thursday, 10/10/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter five from The Sound of Waves and worked with a partner to begin writing a thesis and 2-chunk body paragraph in response to The Sound of Waves Close Read #1.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #1 (quoits-consummate) is tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 10/9/19:

    • Today in class students began The Sound of Waves Close Read Analysis #1 and began reading chapter four from The Sound of Waves.

    • Finish reading chapter four.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #1 (quoits-consummate) is on Friday, 10/11/19.

     

    Tuesday, 10/8/19:

    • Today in class students completed a vocabulary inventory and read chapter three from The Sound of Waves.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #1 (quoits-consummate) is on Friday, 10/11/19.

     

    Monday, 10/7/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapters one and two from The Sound of Waves.  In addition, students added on to character charts and study guides.

    • The Sound of Waves Vocabulary Test #1 (quoits-consummate) is on Friday, 10/11/19.

     

    Friday, 10/4/19:

    • Today in class students were introduced to The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima and began reading chapter one.

    • Bring The Sound of Waves to class daily.

     

    Thursday, 10/3/19:

    • Today in class students finished their district assessment in-class essays.

    • Bring The Sound of Waves to class daily.

     

    Wednesday, 10/2/19:

    • Today in class students participated in the first day of a district assessment by reading an excerpt from a novel, outlining, and writing a theme analysis response to the text.

     

    Tuesday, 10/1/19:

    • Today in class students read and reflected on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings model essays.

     

    Monday, 9/30/19:

    • Today in class students completed The House on Mango Street Figurative Language Quizzes and practiced writing theme statements.

    • Finish The House on Mango Street theme statement practice.

     

    Friday, 9/27/19:

    • Today in class students returned The House on Mango Street and checked out The Sound of Waves.  In addition, students reviewed and practiced analyzing figurative language.

    • Be prepared to take a figurative language quiz on Monday.  The quiz will cover the following: simile, metaphor, personification, denotation, and connotation.

     

    Thursday, 9/26/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

    • Bring The House on Mango Street to school tomorrow.  Will be returning books and checking out The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima.

     

    Wednesday, 9/25/19:

    • Today in class students read and discussed "No Speak English" through "What Sally Said" from The House on Mango Street.

     

    Tuesday, 9/24/19:

    • Today in class students participated in a Socratic Seminar analyzing "Four Skinny Trees" from The House on Mango Street.

    • Finish "Four Skinny Trees" short answer responses.

     

    Monday, 9/23/19:

    • Today in class students read "Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark" through "The Four Skinny Trees" from The House on Mango Street.

     

    Friday, 9/20/19:

    • Today in class students completed a Reading and Composing Skills test to identify current skills in reading comprehension, writing strategies, vocabulary, and grammar.

    • Bring The House on Mango Street to class on Monday.

     

    Thursday, 9/19/19:

    • Today in class students continued revising their "Mrs. Flowers" in-class writing assessment from last week and focused on strengthening their commentary/analysis of the text.

    • Submit revisions to www.turnitin.com before class starts tomorrow.  In addition, bring a hard copy of your revision, and your original writing with you to class tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 9/18/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed their "Mrs. Flowers" reading quiz, and discussed Say, Mean, Matter (a strategy for developing written commentary).  In addition, students began revising their "Mrs. Flowers" in-class writing from last week.

    • Continue working on your revision.  Revisions are due on Friday, 9/20/19 (submit a hard copy to www.turnitin.com, and be prepared to submit both a hard copy and your original writing in class on Friday).

     

    Tuesday, 9/17/19:

    • Today in class students began writing a "My Name" person vignette.  In addition, students continued reading and discussing The House on Mango Street.

    • Finish writing "My Name" personal vignettes.

     

    Monday, 9/16/19:

    • Today in class students completed a "Mrs. Flowers" reading comprehension quiz.  In addition, students continued reading and discussing pages 31-42 from The House on Mango Street.  

    • Research your name's meaning and ask family/guardians about the story behind the name you were given.

     

    Friday, 9/13/19:

    • No school.

    • Be prepared to take a reading comprehension quiz on "Mrs. Flowers" at the start of class on Monday.  See class handouts and links to review the story.

    • Bring The House on Mango Street to class on Monday.

     

    Thursday, 9/12/19:

    • Today in class students completed a vocabulary test.

    • Be prepared to take a reading comprehension quiz on "Mrs. Flowers" at the start of class on Monday.  See class handouts and links to review the story.

    • Bring The House on Mango Street to class on Monday.

     

    Wednesday, 9/11/19:

    • Today in class students continued writing their in-class essays.

    • "Mrs. Flowers" vocabulary test is tomorrow.

     

    Tuesday, 9/10/19:

    • Today in class students read and annotated a text and began writing an in-class essay.

    • "Mrs. Flowers" vocabulary test is on Thursday, 9/12/19.

     

    Monday, 9/9/19:

    • Today in class students helped contribute to a whole class 2-chunk body paragraph in response to The House on Mango Street Close Reading Analysis #1.

    • "Mrs. Flowers" vocabulary test is on Thursday, 9/12/19.

     

    Friday, 9/6/19:

    • Today in class students continued working on The House on Mango Street Close Reading Analysis #1.

     

    Thursday, 9/5/19:

    • Today in class students began The House on Mango Street Close Reading Analysis #1.

     

    Wednesday, 9/4/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed thesis construction and quote integration.

    • Revise "Salvador Late or Early" thesis and body paragraph.

     

    Tuesday, 9/3/19:

    • Today in class students began writing a personal vignette describing their home and demonstrating their ability to use figurative language.  In addition, students continued reading from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street.

    • Finish writing your personal vignette.

     

    Monday, 9/2/19:

    • No school.

     

    Friday, 8/30/19:

    • Today in class students read, analyzed, and discussed "The House on Mango Street" through "Our Good Day" from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street.

     

    Thursday, 8/29/19:

    • Today in class students were introduced to The House on Mango Street and read the first chapter from the text.

    • Bring The House on Mango Street to class daily.

     

    Wednesday, 8/28/19:

    • Today in class students checked out The House on Mango Street, created accounts for www.turnitin.com, and submitted their Personal Narratives electronically to www.turnitin.com.

    • Submit your Personal Narrative to www.turnitin.com by 11:59 pm tonight if you did not already do so and bring The House on Mango Street to class daily.

     

    Tuesday, 8/27/19:

    • Today in class students used Chromebooks to begin typing personal narratives.  ( In 500-700 words, write about an interaction with someone that was pivotal to your growth i.e. a teacher, parent, coach, etc.). 

    • Continue working on personal narratives if you did not finish in class today.

    • Bring your student ID to class tomorrow.  We will be checking out The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

     

    Monday, 8/26/19:

    • Today in class students were introduced to personal narrative writing, read and discussed three examples of personal narratives.

    • Brainstorm for tomorrow's personal narrative writing day (Write about an interaction with someone that was pivotal to your growth i.e. a teacher, parent, coach, etc.). 

    • Bring your signed Academic Integrity Contract to class tomorrow.

     

    Friday, 8/23/29:

    • Today in class students participated in an Academic Integrity lesson.

    • Bring your signed Academic Integrity Contract to class by Tuesday, 8/27/19.

     

    Thursday, 8/22/19:

    • Today in class students answered About Me questions, wrote a Passion Mini-Speech and presented in small groups.

    • Bring a copy of your signed syllabus to class tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 8/21/19:

    • Today in class students analyzed models from yesterday's diagnostic writing assessment.

    • Bring a copy of your signed syllabus to class by Friday, 8/23/19.

     

    Tuesday, 8/20/19:

    • Today in class students completed a diagnostic writing assessment.

    • 5th-period students will checkout textbooks in class tomorrow (bring student ID and schedule).

    • Bring a copy of your signed syllabus to class by Friday, 8/23/19.

     

    Monday, 8/19/19:

    • Today in class students read, color-marked, and annotated "Salvador Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros.

    • 6th-period students will checkout textbooks in class tomorrow (bring student ID and schedule).

    • 5th-period students will checkout textbooks in class on Wednesday (bring student ID and schedule).

    • Bring a copy of your signed syllabus to class by Friday, 8/23/19.

     

    Friday, 8/16/19:

    • Today in class students participated in a teambuilding activity and reflected on how the lessons learned can apply to any classroom setting

     

    Thursday, 8/15/19:

    • Today in class students were introduced to Pre-AP ELA 9, received answers to their questions about the course, and participated in an icebreaker.

     

    Wednesday, 8/14/19:

    • First-day SPIRIT activities.