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2018-2019 English II Advanced Honors

Week 37: May 20-22 
Monday 5/20
1. We gave partners scores for the projects first. 
2. Then, we began watching/listening to the media projects and scoring them. 
 
Tuesday 5/21
1. We continued scoring media projects. 
Bring your books tomorrow if you haven't yet. 
 
Wednesday 5/22
1.
 
Week 36: May 13-17
Monday 5/13
1. We went over this resources handout. 
2. We continued work on scripts. Each group must get outlines and scripts approved before recording. One week until show time! 
 
Tuesday 5/14
1. We worked on the final projects. 
 
Wednesday 5/15
1. We continued work on the final projects. 
 
Thursday 5/16
1. We continued work on the final projects. 
 
Friday 5/17
1. Today was the last day to work on the final projects. Everyone needed to show me their scripts no later than today. Please be ready to share your work on Monday. 
 
Week 35: May 6-10
Monday 5/6
1. We worked on revising the media project rubric. I will work on changes and show it for approval later this week. 
2. We passed back outlines. Some still had work to do, but others were able to begin working on scripts. 
HW: 
As needed, begin wrapping up outlines and begin working on scripts. Final projects will be due Monday, May 20th. 
 
Tuesday 5/7
We worked on the YouScience modules. You will want to finish these on your own. 
 
Wednesday 5/8
1. We went over the new media project rubric.
2. We worked on the YouScience modules today. No one finished, so please complete these on your own. Your report should be available within 24-48 hours after finishing. We will continue working on outlines/scripts tomorrow. 
 
Thursday 5/9
1. Most students were out today for the AP Psychology test. Those in the class were able to work on scripts or finish YouScience. 
 
Friday 5/10
1. Students should have worked on scripts today. 
 
Week 34: April 29-May3
Tuesday 4/30
1. We finished discussing our answers to the Waiting for Godot questions that we wrote about last week. 
2. We began working in groups on argument outlines. 
 
Wednesday 5/1
1. We continued working on the argument outlines in groups. These are due on Thursday by the end of class. 
 
Thursday 5/2
1. We continued working on the argument outlines in groups. These should have been turned in to me by the end of class. I plan to return them on Monday next week. 
 
Friday 5/3
1. Yearbook Day
 
Week 33: April 22-26
Monday 4/22
We had our final test today. We will resume class on Wednesday of this week. 
HW: 
1. We will now have one book talk. Plan for it to take place on Wednesday, 4/24. Instructions for how to prepare are on Book of Choice Media Project
2. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26.
 
Wednesday 4/24
1. We had our Book of Choice Media Project meetings today. Groups began working on conclusions for their arguments. I checked in notes from individuals, and groups also turned in their work to me. 
HW:
Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26.
 
Friday 4/26
1. We began our Waiting for Godot discussions and ended by responding in writing. We will discuss these writings on Tuesday next week. 
 
Week 32: April 15-18
We are testing on Monday and Wednesday of this week during our class times in Lab 134.
7th period will want to show at 1 for next Monday's testing.
1. We will now have one book talk. Plan for it to take place on Wednesday, 4/24. 
2. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26.
 
Week 31: April 8-12
Monday 4/8
1. We made a list of argumentative writing moves. 
2. Then we began looking at media mentor texts for argument and taking notes on how they did these moves. 
HW:
1. Read/watch more mentor texts for the media project by tomorrow. 
2. 1st book talk is planned for Wednesday, 4/17. Bring written notes and reflection. 
3. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Thursday, 4/18.
 
Tuesday 4/9
1.We continued working on filling out the argument moves handout and started going over it in class. 
We also went over the testing schedule and how it will affect our class. 
HW: 
1. If you did not have much to add to today's discussion, please watch/listen to more mentor texts for tomorrow. 
2. We will now have one book talk. Plan for it to take place on Wednesday, 4/24. 
3. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26. 
 
Wednesday 4/10
1.We finished filling in our genre analysis handout. Save these for when you start working on your media project! 
2. We then passed back the EOC handout with teacher scores and discussed strategies for doing well on the EOC. 
HW:
1. We will now have one book talk. Plan for it to take place on Wednesday, 4/24. 
2. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26.
3. Final author's chair is Friday! 
 
Friday 4/12
1. We had our last author's chair. 
2. We also went over grammatical concepts on the EOC. 
HW: 
Meet in Lab 134 on Monday! 
1. We will now have one book talk. Plan for it to take place on Wednesday, 4/24. 
2. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Friday, 4/26.
 
Week 30: April 1-5
Monday 4/1
1. We finished the EOC essays from before the break and resubmitted on turnitin.com
HW:
The make-up for the Julius Caesar seminar will take place Wednesday during C or D lunch. 
 
Tuesday 4/2
1. We looked at sample EOC essays and scored them using the EOC rubric.
2. Students began scoring and taking notes on their own essays. We will continue with peer scoring on Wednesday.
We will also meet in the library tomorrow. 
HW: 
The make-up for the Julius Caesar seminar will take place Wednesday during C or D lunch. 
 
Wednesday 4/3
1. We went to the library to look for our books for the Book of Choice Media Project.
2. We finished the self and peer review of the EOC essays and turned in the accountability handout. 
3. We introduced Waiting for Godot by talking about how it breaks the rules for what we expect literature to be. 
HW:
1. Read "Myth of Sisyphus" for Friday
2. 1st book talk is planned for Wednesday, 4/17. Bring written notes and reflection. 
3. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Thursday, 4/18. 
 
Friday 4/4
1. We introduced Waiting for Godot by discussing the ideas of absurdity. We then went over The Waiting for Godot power point.
2. We connected the Myth of Sisyphus to existentialism and absurdity. 
HW: 
1. 1st book talk is planned for Wednesday, 4/17. Bring written notes and reflection. 
2. Read all of Waiting for Godot by Thursday, 4/18. 
 
Week 29: March 18-22
Monday 3/18
1. We went over the Julius Caesar Synthesis Discussion in 1st and 3rd. 
2. We went over the EOC essay rubrics and anchor essays. Get notes from a peer if you were absent. 
HW: 
Prepare for the synthesis discussion. Use these sources: 
Remember that you will meet in the library for the book fair on Wednesday. Check in with Ms. Beckman. 
 
Wednesday 3/19
We went to the book fair and wrote EOC essays. 
 
Thursday 3/21
We had our Julius Caesar seminar. 
 
Friday 3/22
Spirit Day! 
 
Week 28: March 11-15
Monday 3/11
1. We worked on the Two Speech Assignment. 
HW: Please finish all speeches for class on Wednesday. Written portion should be turned in by one group member to turnitin.com.
 
Tuesday 3/12
ACT Day
  
Wednesday 3/13
1. We shared the speeches in class today; each group also turned in the handout. 
2. We listed themes/issues for the 4 books we read this year and then went over the Book of Choice Media Project.
3. We spent the last few minutes of class forming groups and choosing topics. If your group needs to still tell me your topic or wants to change, please come by and look at the lists we made on your own and tell me by the end of the week. 
 
 
Friday 3/15
1. We finished the last speeches.
2. We had author's chair. 
HW: 
We will discuss this assignment further on Monday. Until then, you can get a head start.
 
Week 27: March 4-8
Monday 3/4
1. We finished author's chairs from last week. 
2. We went over Aristotle's rhetorical triangle. Get these notes from a friend if you were absent.
3. We went over our annotations from Brutus's speech and will continue with Antony's speech tomorrow. If you haven't finished your annotations, please make sure they are complete by Tuesday. 
 
Tuesday 3/5
1. We finished going over the Brutus and Antony speech annotations and turned these in. You will need to show yours to me Wednesday if you were out today as this grade is going on this quarter. 
2. We went over the ending of the play, and 1st and 7th discussed the role of the tragic hero in the play. 
  
Wednesday 3/6
1. We went over the Two Speech Assignment and began working. 
 
Thursday 3/7
Half-day
 
Friday 3/8
1. Students should continue work on the Two Speech Assignment. 
 
Week 26: February 25 - March 1
Monday 2/25
Out for Weather
 
Tuesday 2/26
1. 7th period picked up with reviewing Stoicism and "On Providence" and finishing discussion of Act II.
2. All classes continued reading Act III stopping at different parts. No group got past Act III, Scene II. 
HW:
Author's Chair from last Friday will take place on the 1st (this Friday) now. 
  
Wednesday 2/27
1.We met in the computer lab and logged in to Questar to access the EOC practice test. We made sure that we knew how to use all aspects of the testing platform. 
2. We went back to the room and read the rest of Act III (periods 1 and 3) and most of Antony's funeral speech (7th).
3. In 1st and 3rd, we started annotations of the speeches and will continue on Friday.
HW:
Author's Chair from last Friday will take place on the 1st (this Friday) now. 
 
Friday 3/1
1.We started with author's chair. Some classes will need to finish on Monday.
2. Some classes had time to work on the Brutus/Antony speech annotations.
HW:
Work on the speech annotations for Monday on your own. We will compare notes in class on Monday.
 
Week 25: February 18-22
Monday 2/18
No School - Presidents Day
 
Tuesday 2/19
1.We continued discussing the rhetorical strategies of characters in Act II and relating it to characterization, focusing on Portia. 
HW:
  
Wednesday 2/20
1. We finished discussing character rhetoric in Act II.
2. Then, we went over the basics of Stoicism using "On Providence."
3. We provided evidence for the extent to which Brutus exhibits Stoic attitudes. 
7th period did not meet today due to early dismissal. 
HW:
Author's Chair Friday 

  

Friday 2/22
Out for Weather
 
Week 24: February 11-15
Monday 2/11
1. We finished the group dialogues from Act I.
2. We presented the group dialogues. 
No HW - but continue bringing book
 
Tuesday 2/12
1. We went over the graded narratives and what some of the more common issues were.
2. We briefly worked on corrections/revisions. Just like the review of lit assignment, you should choose one to do. These are due next Tuesday. 
3. We continued reading Act I and will pick up on page 1212 on Wednesday. If you were absent, make sure that you have read up until that point. 
HW:
1. Allegory revisions or corrections are due next Tuesday - 2/19. 
  
Wednesday 2/13
1. We began with a mentor sentences about dashes and reviewed the rest of the punctuation marks in chapter 17 of the Harbrace. See a friend for notes if you were absent. 
2. We finished reading Act I of Julius Caesar. Please finish on your own if you were absent. 
HW:
1. Read Act II of Julius Caesar for Friday. You are allowed to supplement your reading with the translation on No Fear Shakespeare. 
2. Allegory revisions or corrections are due next Tuesday - 2/19. 

  

Friday 2/15
1. We took a quiz over Act II. Schedule a time to make this up if you were absent. 
2. We began discussing the rhetorical choices in Act II and will continue on Monday. 
HW: 
Allegory revisions or corrections are due Tuesday. 
 
Week 23: February 4-8
Monday 2/4
1. We finished any author's chairs left from Friday.
2. We signed up for parts reading Acts I and III of Julius Caesar. You can see me to find out what part you were given if you were absent. 
3. We finished our Julius Caesar vocabulary. See a friend for missed notes. 
No HW - but begin bringing book on Wed. 
 
Tuesday 2/5
1. We passed back the comma/semi-colon quizzes and worked on remediation for these. 
2. We listened to Hamilton songs and compared this play's appeal to Shakespeare's. 
HW:
1. Begin bringing book - look over part if you're in Act I. 
2. Finish quiz remediation, if needed, and bring Wednesday. 
  
Wednesday 2/6
1. We reviewed colon rules with the Harbrace and a mentor sentence. See a peer for notes if you were absent. 
2. We began reading Act I of Julius Caesar and stopped at lines 177 of Scene 2. 
3. We began working on group work from scene 2. These are the instructions: 
  1. Read over your chosen section with your group. Make sure that you understand what is being said in every line. Ask me if you are unsure.
  2. Identify the major rhetorical techniques and appeals that you see being used in the section.
  3. Choose a modern dialect and rewrite the section in that dialect.
  4. You must keep the meaning intact, and you must also use all of the same rhetorical techniques and appeals you originally found. You should label the appeals and techniques on your rewrite. You will turn this in.
  5. Prepare to present the dialogue that you have written to the class. You will need to both read it in your dialect and afterwards identify the techniques/appeals.

 

*You will turn in both the written portion (with labels of techniques) and do a presentation.

Keeping the main meaning intact  10 pts

Correctly using and identifying the rhetorical techniques  15 pts

Presentation with dialect   10 pts

 Part 1: Lines 25-78

Part 2: Lines 79-131

Part 3: Lines 132-177

We will continue working on this on Friday and may begin presenting then. 

  

Friday 2/8
1. We continued work on the dialogue project. We will begin presenting these on Monday. 
 
Week 22: January 28-February 1
Monday 1/28
1. All classes shared some allegories. 
2. We then reviewed comma and semi-colon rules.
3. 1st period began group work on Julius Caesar vocabulary.
HW:
1. Review of lit remediation is due on Wednesday - either essay corrections or revisions.
2. We will take a short comma and semi-colon quiz on Wednesday. 
 
Tuesday 1/29
1.We worked on Julius Caesar vocabulary in class. 1st period began sharing. 
HW: 
1. Review of lit remediation is due on Wednesday - either essay corrections or revisions.
2. We will take a short comma and semi-colon quiz on Wednesday. 
3. Author's chair will also be on Wednesday. 
 
Wednesday 1/30
No School
 
Thursday 1/31
Half-Day
  
Friday 2/1 
1. We took our comma and semi-colon quiz. Please see me to make this up if you were absent. 
2. We had author's chair. Some need to finish on Monday.
No HW
 
Week 21: January 22-25
Monday 1/21
No School
 
Tuesday 1/22
1. I was out today, but students worked on peer reviewing the narratives for dialogue, sensory details, and specific action, as well as eliminating cliches. The power point is on the main page. 
HW:
Final draft due Saturday on turnitin.com
 
Wednesday 1/23
1. Today, we went over remediation for the review of lit. 
2. Students should either complete essay corrections or revise their essay and submit on turnitin.com. 
HW:
1. Final draft due Saturday on turnitin.com
2. Essay corrections/revisions are due Wednesday of next week (30th). 
 
Thursday 1/24
1.We reviewed semi-colon rule 14b with the Harbrace and a mentor sentence. See a peer for notes if you were absent. 
HW:
1. Final draft due Saturday on turnitin.com. If you need an extension, fill out a MWS before you leave for the weekend. Extensions can go to Monday. 
2. Essay corrections/revisions are due Wednesday of next week (30th). 
 
Friday 1/25
Homecoming
 
Week 20: January 14-18
Monday 1/14
1. We did a mini-benchmark using a psychological article. See me to make this up. 
2. We looked at two sample allegories and determined traits of successful allegories. See a peer for notes. 
HW: 
1. Review of lit is due tomorrow on turnitin.com
2. You should begin brainstorming and possibly writing your allegory in preparation for Tuesday's class. You may find this prewriting handout useful. 
 
Tuesday 1/15
1. We workshopped ideas for the allegorical narratives.
2. We then worked on writing them.
HW:
1. Review of lit is due tonight on turnitin.com.
2. Bring some drafting of your narrative to class on Wednesday. 
 
Wednesday 1/16
1. We spent the first part of class in writer's block, working on our allegories.
2. We then looked a mentor text to analyze its use of these narrative strategies: specific action, sensory details, and dialogue/monologue.
HW:
Get close to finishing a rough draft of your narrative - bring Friday. 
 
Friday 1/18
1. We worked with peers to review the allegories and make sure that they were effectively developing our arguments and also making sense as narratives. 
HW:
Bring a revised draft of your narrative on Tuesday. 
 
Week 19: January 7-11
Monday 1/7
No School for students - winter break
 
Tuesday 1/8
1. We got into new groups and bonded. :-) 
2. We went over missed multiple choice questions from the midterm. 
3. We discussed the benefits of allegories and then went over the allegorical narrative assignment.
HW:
Make a list of possible topics to research for the allegorical narrative assignment. 
 
Wednesday 1/9
1. We did a mentor sentence on semi-colon rule 14a. Please get notes from a peer. 
2. We workshopped ideas for the allegory assignment and chose top 2. 
3. We went over using stakeholders to develop multiple perspectives on an issue and began researching with stakeholders in mind.
HW:
Continue researching your issue, focusing on bringing in multiple perspectives. Bring your sources on Friday to begin working on the review of lit. 
 
Friday 1/11
1. We went over how to do a review of lit and reminders about MLA documentation. We looked briefly at this Sample Review of Lit.
2. We spent the rest of class working on the review of lit.
HW:
Your review of lit is due by the end of Tuesday on turnitin.com. Please go to the writing lab if you need help with MLA or organizing your ideas. 
 
 
Week 18: December 10-14
Monday 12/10
1. We took a quiz on chapters 10-12.
2. We wrote about the symbolism in these chapters and began discussion. 
 
Tuesday 12/11
1. We finished our discussion on symbolism in chapters 10-12. 
2. We went over the definition of allegory. 
3. We went over the  LOTF Socratic Seminar
HW:
Prepare for LOTF Socratic Seminar on Wednesday. 
 
Wednesday 12/12
1. We went over comma rule 12d with the Harbrace and a mentor sentence.
2. We completed our Lord of the Flies seminar. 
 
Friday 12/14
1. We took Sydney Westergard's thesis survey on seminars.
2. We went over what is on the midterm. 40% multiple choice, 32% written literary analysis using Lord of the Flies and a non-fiction text, 18% grammar, and 10% reflection. 
3. We reviewed commas and grammar. 
 
1st and 3rd - Midterm Monday
7th - Midterm Wednesday
 
Week 17: December 3-7
Monday 12/3
1. We took a quiz on chapters 4-6. See me to make this up.
2. We went over qualities of good evidence.
3. We then worked in groups on Google docs to compare and contrast Ralph and Jack, providing evidence from the text. We will go over these tomorrow.
HW:
Read chapters 7-9 for Wednesday. 
 
Tuesday 12/4
1. We went over the comparison/contrast of Jack and Ralph and then used it to focus on what Golding might be trying to say about leadership. 
2. We then looked for emerging symbols of civilization and savagery in chapters 4-6 and documented them on the Google form. 
HW:
Read chapters 7-9 for Wednesday. 
 
Wednesday 12/5
1. We took a quiz on chapters 7-9. See me to make this up. 
2. We went over comma rule 12c with a mentor sentence. Get notes from a peer if you were absent.
3. We worked in groups on questions about chapters 7-9 and then switched into new groups to discuss all of the questions. We will finish this on Friday.
HW:
Finish the book for Monday 
 
Friday 12/7
1. We finished our group work on chapters 7-9 and discussed the highlights from these.
2. We wrote about the major emerging themes about humanity so far in the book.
HW: 
Finish book for Monday. 
 
Week 16: November 26-30
Monday 11/26
1. We added to and discussed our major text question of "Are human beings essentially good or evil?"
2. We then added to our writings and discussion by questioning how our societal structures reveal our ideas about human nature. 
HW:
2. Read chapters 1-3 of Lord of the Flies by Wednesday.
3. Writing lab appointments and reflections for the TFA essay are due on Wednesday. Essay rewrites (optional for most) are due on turnitin.com by the end of the day Wednesday. 
 
Tuesday 11/27
1. We charted the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Montequieu, and Rousseau. 
HW:
1. Read Ch. 1-3 by Wednesday.
2. Writing lab appointments and reflections for the TFA essay are due on Wednesday. Essay rewrites (optional for most) are due on turnitin.com by the end of the day Wednesday. 
3. Author's Chair is Friday! 
 
Wednesday 11/28
Students turned in their writing lab reflections today at the beginning of class. 
1. We reviewed comma rule 12b with the Harbrace and a mentor sentence. If you were absent, you can copy these notes from a friend. 
2. We took a quiz on chapters 1-3. See me to make this up.
3. We discussed how the concept of a frame story helps set up the emerging themes in Lord of the Flies and also provided evidence for how Golding is exploring the ideas of civilization and savagery so far in the text. 
HW:
1. Revised essays are due on turnitin.com tonight. 
2. Author's Chair Friday!
3. Read chapters 4-6 by Monday. 
 
Friday 11/30
1. We had author's chair today.
2. Students could either have writer's block or read Lord of the Flies.
HW:
1. Read chapters 4-6 by Monday.
2. Read chapters 7-9 by Wednesday. 
 
Week 15: November 19-20
Monday 11/19
1. We turned in essay corrections for those who had them ready. 
2. We began our Night seminar and will finish on Tuesday.
HW:
1. Essay corrections are due tomorrow. 
2. Rewrites and lab responses are due on 11/28 (Wednesday after break). 
 
Tuesday 11/20
 
Wednesday-Friday: Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy! 
 
Week 14: November 12-16
Monday 11/12
1. We finished our group research on modern genocides and atrocities. 
2. Then, we mixed into new groups with members from each original group and took notes on each group's research. We did not finish this, so we will finish on Wednesday. 
 
Tuesday 11/13 - Even block: no class
 
Wednesday 11/14
1. We finished sharing the research from Monday.
2. Then, we went over the Night Seminar.
3. We went over remediation for the TFA essays. 
  1. Everyone will complete essay corrections. Please finish these no later than Tuesday of next week.
  2. If you received a zero for your paper, you must rewrite your paper for a higher grade. These papers had at least one major issue that must be addressed before we can move on. If you received a grade but want to rewrite, you may do so. Rewrite essays will be due on Wednesday, November 28th.
  3. Whether you choose to rewrite or note, anyone who scored below a 90 must visit the writing lab to go over my comments on your paper. After you meet with the tutor, you should complete the following:

-Describe your paper’s biggest issue(s), providing evidence from your paper.

-Explain how you could fix the issue(s), again providing specific evidence.

This assignment will also be due on Wednesday, November 28th. Make appointments early!

3. We worked on essay corrections in class. Please make sure to complete all Tag and spelling errors! 

HW: 

1. Prepare for Night Seminar on Monday. 

2. Corrections due no later than Tuesday.

3. Rewrites and lab responses due on 11/28. 

 
Thursday 11/15 - Half-day: no class 
 
Friday 11/16
Many were out today due to Beta and ACT, so today was a work day for the essay corrections and seminar questions.
HW:

1. Prepare for Night Seminar on Monday. 

2. Corrections due no later than Tuesday.

3. Rewrites and lab responses due on 11/28. 

 
Week 13: November 5-9
Monday 11/5
1. Today, you will take your clauses quiz at the beginning of class. 
2. Read  "The Perils of Indifference". Then, with your group members, complete the following. Have notes for Wednesday's class. 
   A. What is Elie Wiesel's main argument in this speech? Put it in your own words. 
   B. What sections of his speech are most effective at supporting this argument? Why are they effective? Give at least a couple of examples. You should consider the what/how/why method in your analysis. 
HW: None 
 
Tuesday 11/6 - No School
 
Wednesday 11/7
1. We reviewed comma rule 12a in the Harbrace and with mentor sentences. Please get notes from a friend if you were absent. 
2. We finished the group-led discussions on Night
3. We discussed rhetoric, rhetorical appeals, and strategies in relation to Wiesel's  "The Perils of Indifference"
HW: None
 
Friday 11/9
1. We passed back the clauses quizzes, and students were able to complete remediation for these. To get credit back, explain what you did wrong and rewrite the clauses that you did not get correct. 
2. We read an essay on US efforts to stop genocides and looked for claim and evidence, annotating the text. 
3. We then began to research modern genocides/crimes against humanity. You can use this resource if you need ideas of what to research: Resource for Modern Genocides.
HW:
1. If you did not finish your remediation, please bring it to me no later than Monday. 
2. If your group did not choose a research topic, please have it ready by class on Monday. 
 
Week 12: October 29-November 2
Monday 10/29
1. We finished discussing the quiz and "choiceless choices." 
2. Then, we identified perpetrators, collaborators, and bystanders in Night.
3. Finally, we began the What/How/Why group work on Night. We will finish it tomorrow. 
HW: 
1. Deadline for Things Fall Apart paper is Tuesday w/ MWS and writing lab visit. 
2. Author's chair on Friday! 
 
Tuesday 10/30
1. We finished the What/How/Why group work.
2. We began working through the What/How/Why discussions. We will continue these on Wednesday
HW:
1. Deadline for Things Fall Apart paper is tonight w/ MWS and writing lab visit. 
2. Author's chair on Friday! 
 
Wednesday 10/31
1. We reviewed clauses by looking for examples of each in books and going over these.
2. We continued the group-led discussions on Night
HW:  
1. Author's chair on Friday! 
2. Clauses quiz on Monday 
 
Friday 11/2 
1. We had author's chair. If you missed yours today, remind me so that we can make it up next week on the block day. 
2. We also continued the Night group-led discussions. We will finish these next week. 
HW: 
Clauses quiz on Monday 
 
 
Week 11: October 22-26
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 10/22
1. We reviewed internal documentation and works cited pages for MLA. You can review these with this handout.
2. We reviewed two primary texts from the Holocaust and compared them using the What/How/Why method. We will finish this on Tuesday. 
1. Bring revised draft Tuesday.
2. Night is now due on Friday, the 26th. 
3. Final draft is due on turnitin.com on Saturday at 11:59 PM. You may have an extension until Tuesday, the 30th if you visit the lab and fill out a MWS. 
Tuesday
 
10/23
1. We finished our what/how/why discussion on Salitter and Sherman. We also discussed different groups of the Holocaust as represented in these texts. 
2. We workshopped revised drafts of our TFA essays. 
1. Bring whatever you need to work on your TFA essay in class tomorrow. 
2. Night is now due on Friday, the 26th. 
3. Final draft is due on turnitin.com on Saturday at 11:59 PM. You may have an extension until Tuesday, the 30th if you visit the lab and fill out a MWS.
Wednesday
10/24
1. We completed a mentor sentence on adverbial clauses. See a classmate for notes if you missed this. 
2. We worked on our TFA essays. 
 
1. Night is due on Friday, the 26th. 
2. Final draft is due on turnitin.com on Saturday at 11:59 PM. You may have an extension until Tuesday, the 30th if you visit the lab and fill out a MWS.
Friday
10/26 We completed a writing quiz on Night. Most classes did not get much farther than this. We will pick up the rest of Monday.  Final draft is due on turnitin.com on Saturday at 11:59 PM. You may have an extension until Tuesday, the 30th if you visit the lab and fill out a MWS.
 
Week 10: October 15-19
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 10/15
1. We finished any author's chairs that were not able to go last week. 
2. We workshopped the thesis statements. If you were absent, make sure that I talk to you about yours asap. 
1. Read ""***** First Drafts" for Monday. You do not need to read the Perfectionism chapter, but some of you may enjoy it. 
2. First draft of TFA essay is due Friday. 
3. Read Night by next Wednesday, the 24th.
Tuesday
 
10/16
1. We went over background knowledge on the Holocaust in preparation for Night
2. Then, we discussed "*** First Drafts" and related it to our upcoming first drafts. 
3. 7th will take notes on the What/How/Why Method for Wednesday's class. 
1. Read "Father" for Wednesday. 
2. Bring a first draft of TFA essay on Friday. 
3. Read Night by next Wednesday, the 24th.
Wednesday
10/17
1. We went over adjectival clauses in mentor sentences. 
2. Then we took notes on the What/How/Why method and applied it to Gary Soto's father. 
3. The last part of class was spent on writer's block. 
 
1. Bring a first draft of TFA essay on Friday. 
2. Read Night by next Wednesday, the 24th
Friday
10/19
7th period: We went over the mentor sentences and What/How/Why from the block day. 
1. We self-evaluated our essays looking for claim, evidence, and warrant and different kinds of evidence. 
2. We then peer workshopped the first drafts. 
1. Revised draft due in class Tuesday
2. Night should be read by Wednesday. 
 
Week 9: October 8-12
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 10/8
1. We made connections between the poem "The Second Coming" and Things Fall Apart.
2. We went over the Things Fall Apart Essay Assignment and began brainstorming possible ideas for writing. 
Continue thinking about possible topics (not claims yet). Come prepared to research on Tuesday. 
Tuesday
 
10/9 (block)
1. We spent the first part of class researching for the Things Fall Apart Essay Assignment
2. We also went over a strategy for writing a thesis statement and looked at some sample papers. 
Continue researching and working on your paper topic. 
Wednesday
10/10
PSAT - Periods 1 and 3 will not meet
7th period continued working on research for the TFA essays. 
Continue researching and working on your paper topic. 
 
Author's chair Friday!
Friday
10/12 Click here for instructions for today's class. 
Bring your thesis statement Monday.
Begin reading Night - finish by October 24th. 
 
Week 8: September 24-28
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 9/24
1. We went over remediation for the personal theory of literature essays. We will do the essay corrections in class tomorrow - except for 3rd. The rewrites are due on turnitin.com before fall break and are mostly optional. 
2. We wrote responses to questions in chapters 20-25 for TFA as the quiz. We will finish on Tuesday - except for 3rd. 
3. Book fair
Essay rewrites due before Fall Break.
 
Essay corrections due no later than Thursday. 
Tuesday
 
9/25
3rd period did not meet due to PSAT bubbling. 
1. We finished and turned in the Part 3 quiz paragraphs. 7th can turn these in tomorrow. 
2. We went over the essay correction sheet and worked on these the rest of class. 
1. Essay corrections are due no later than Thursday, but you may turn them in during class tomorrow. After that, you will have to bring them by my room. 
2. Essay rewrites (optional for most) are due before Fall Break starts (end of Friday) on turnitin.com. 
Wednesday
9/26
1. 3rd period went over the essay correction assignment. 
2. We finally discussed Part 3 of Things Fall Apart and how it contributes to Achebe's purpose(s).
3. We went over the literary analysis essay conventions handout and finished filling it in. 
1.  Essay corrections are due no later than Thursday. Bring them by my room since our class won't meet again this quarter. 
2. Essay rewrites (optional for most) are due before Fall Break starts (end of Friday) on turnitin.com. 
Friday
9/28  Spirit Day!   
 
 
Week 7: September 17-21
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 9/17
1. We did remediation for the phrases quiz. See me if you were absent and would like to earn some points back. 
2. We took a quiz on chapter 7-13. See me to make this up. 
3.We began discussing the positive and negative aspects of Okonkwo's character in these chapters and also how other perspectives on the culture are represented. 
Read chapters 14-19 by Wednesday. 
Tuesday
 
9/18 We finished our discussion of 7-13 by having groups take unfamiliar moments and then use analysis to make them more familiar.  Read chapters 14-19 by Wednesday. 
Wednesday
9/19
1. We did a mentor sentence on noun clauses. Get notes from a friend if you were absent. 
2. We took a quiz on chapters 14-19. See me if you missed this. We also did some practice EOC questions on these chapters. 
3. We discussed chapters 14-19, particularly the presentation of the white arrival. 
4. We went over oreo cookie quoting. We will finish practicing this on Friday. 
Finish TFA by Monday. 
Friday
9/21
1st period: Instructions and links for class tomorrow are below:
1. Finish the oreo cookie quoting practice on the last page of this power point. Work with a friend. When finished, check your work with another group and then turn these in.  
2. Open up this pdf of sample essays.Then, follow the instructions on the 2nd page of this power point from today. If the link for the essays does not work here, go to the main page and try that instead. The pdf link is having trouble on the mobile site. 
Finish TFA by Monday. 
 
Week 6: September 10-14
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 9/10
1. We looked at primary texts to understand the prevailing mindsets about Europeans/Africans before (and after) the writing of Things Fall Apart
2. We also watched Adichie's TedTalk "The Danger of a Single Story" and drew thematic comparisons. 
1. Extended deadline for paper is Tuesday at 11:59 with a writing lab visit and a MWS.
2. Read chapters 1-6 of TFA by Wednesday. 
Wednesday
 
9/12
1. We went over absolute phrases with the Harbrace and a mentor sentence. Please see a peer for notes. 
2. We took a quiz on chapters 1-6. See me if you need to make this up. Thursday's 1st period remediation would be perfect. 
3. We discussed the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of the text and provided evidence for Okonkwo's character traits. We began discussing secondary characters and will finish on Friday.
1. Please review phrases for Friday. There will be a quiz.
2. Read chapters 7-13 for Monday.
3. Finish chapters 14-19 for next Wednesday. 
Friday
9/14
1. We finished our discussion on the importance of secondary characters in TFA.
2. We reviewed phrases and then took our phrases quiz. If you were absent, see me to make this up on Monday.
3. The last part of class was spent in either writer's block or reading TFA. 
1. Read chapters 7-13 for Monday.
2. Finish chapters 14-19 for next Wednesday. 
 
Week 5: September 4-7
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Tuesday 9/4
1. We went over the areas of concern from last week's workshop and then spent some time working on our essays and conferencing.
2. We then finished working on the literary lens presentations and will start these tomorrow. 
1. Bring revised draft for peer workshop Wednesday.
2. Make sure your group is ready to present on Wednesday. 
Wednesday
 
9/5
1. We presented the group analyses of "Once Upon a Time" with literary lenses and discussed these. 
2. We then had our second workshop on the theory of analyzing literature paper. I went around and discussed the changes in this draft with everyone. If you were absent, you will need to come by and talk to me about your revised draft. We also discussed lower order concerns, such as citing sources and formatting. Here is the essay formatting handout.
4. We passed out copies of Things Fall Apart. See me if you need a copy.
5. 3rd period went over the Things Fall Apart introductory power point. Other classes will go over this on Friday. 
1. The first author's chair is Friday. 
2. Final draft is due on turnitin.com by 11:59 PM on Saturday. 
3. Read chapters 1-6 of TFA by next Wednesday. 
 
Friday
9/7
1. In 1st and 7th, we went over the Things Fall Apart power point.
2. Then, we had author's chair. 
3. We finished with an introduction to the Project Lit book - Born a Crime. 
1. Final draft is due on turnitin.com by 11:59 PM on Saturday. 
2. Read chapters 1-6 of TFA by next Wednesday. 
 
Week 4: August 27-31  
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 8/27
1. We went over countering and forwarding moves with evidence. If you were absent, please get notes from a peer. If you need further assistance, come see me during 5th for clarification. 
2. We worked on coming up with evidence for our essays and determining what move we would do with them. 
1st draft of your essay should be brought on Friday 
Tuesday
 
8/28
1. We took notes on LIE questions. If you were absent, please get these notes from a peer and see me if you have questions. 
2. We then practiced using LIE questions with the story "The Chaser." We will finish with our E questions on Wednesday. 
1st draft of your essay should be brought on Friday 
Wednesday
8/29
1. We went over participial phrases with the Harbrace and mentor sentences. If you were absent, get these notes from a peer. 
2. We finished working with E questions from "The Chaser." 
3. We went over the literary lenses. If you were absent, you will want a copy of these. 
4. We then read "Once Upon a Time" and began group work using the lenses to understand the story. 
1st draft of your essay should be brought on Friday 
Friday
8/31
1. We went over elements of a successful and effective writing workshop - attitude, HOCS vs LOCS, useful feedback, etc. 
2. We then conducted peer workshops on our first drafts. 
 
If you were absent, I need to see your draft when you return to school. Right now, the workshop is excused, but if you'd like credit for it, make an appointment in the lab to make it up. 
Bring revised draft of essay on Wednesday next week. 
 
Week 3: August 20-24  
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 8/20
1. We finished working on the group presentations.
2. We began presenting and will finish on Tuesday. 
If your group has not presented, be ready to do so tomorrow. 
Tuesday
 
8/21
1. We finished all group presentations. 
2. We then wrote in our notebooks a reflection on Foster's ideas and our summer reading - to what extent are his ideas useful? 
3. We then watched this video by John Green and then added to our reflections how Green's ideas connected. 
Continue to bring Foster and your summer reading book. 
Wednesday
8/22
1. We completed our first mentor sentence activity on gerund and infinitive phrases. If you were out today, please get notes from a peer and then see me if you have questions. 
2. We then reviewed claim/evidence/warrant. We both took notes and practiced with a visual. Again, if you missed this, please get notes from a peer and see me afterwards with further questions. 
3. We wrote claims about reading literature and had those checked. 
4. The rest of the time was spent in writer's block. 
Continue to bring Foster and your summer reading book. 
Friday
8/24
2. We then worked on revising our claims in response. 
3. We also went over the possible organizational methods for this essay.
4. The rest of the time was spent as writing time. 
1st draft of paper is due next Friday. 
 
Week 2: August 13-17  
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Monday 8/13
1. We continued adding to possible topics in our writer's notebooks by listing. 
2. We then wrote in our notebooks in response to the two interlude chapters - what did we feel like we could incorporate into how we think about literature, and what do we want to leave out? 
3. We began "the path" activity on symbolism and will continue tomorrow.
 
You will need your book of choice book and to have reviewed the rest of HTRL by Wednesday's class. That will also be our first writer's block, so come prepared to write. We will also take our benchmark that day. 
Tuesday
 
8/14
1. We finished writing our entries for the path activity.
2. Then, we practiced symbol interpretation with them. 
You will need your book of choice book and to have reviewed the rest of HTRL by Wednesday's class. That will also be our first writer's block, so come prepared to write. We will also take our benchmark that day. 
Wednesday
8/15
1. Students will take the benchmark test. 
2. We will have our first writer's block. 
3. Remaining time will be spent on summer reading group work.
We will continue working on the group work on Friday. All presentations are due on Monday. 
Friday
8/17 We continued work on the summer reading group work. Students will have a little bit of time on Monday to polish their work with their groups, but we will start presenting at that time. 
 
Week 1: August 8-10  
Day Date In-Class
 
Homework
Wednesday 8/8
1. We got into seats based on summer reading choices and filled out the "Fantasy Places" form. (This form is no longer accepting responses.)
2. We watched this video on metaphor and then created our own metaphor name tags for the desk.
3. We also assigned textbooks. 
1. Register for our turnitin.com class asap.
1st - 18591981
3rd - 18591985
7th - 18591987
enrollment code: milquetoast
2. Review introduction of How to Read Literature by Friday. Complete this form before class on Friday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdudwcwfZuRFQTTgbf4yiSJN8hB_EegaIzReKkp-RohgmwMYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
3. If you did not finish your metaphor name tag in class today, please do so before the next class. 
Thursday
 
8/9
1. We shared our name tags. 
2. Then, we went over the course syllabus. A link is on the main page. 
3. We went over the poem "A Valentine for Ernest Mann" and made a list in our notebooks of where writing hides in our lives. Some classes were able to share or do a bit of writing, but all should have at least starred a couple of possible topics for writer's block days. 
1. Register for our turnitin.com class asap.
1st - 18591981
3rd - 18591985
7th - 18591987
enrollment code: milquetoast
2. Review introduction of How to Read Literature by Friday. Complete this form before class on Friday: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdudwcwfZuRFQTTgbf4yiSJN8hB_EegaIzReKkp-RohgmwMYQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Friday
8/10
1. We wrote about how Foster's ideas from the introduction about literature lined up with our own in the writer's notebook.
2. Then we discussed our aha/agree/argue moments from this chapter. 
3. We went to the library for orientation. 
Review both interludes for Monday. Be prepared to write in response.