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FOURTH QUARTER

Date
Agenda & Assignments
Due Dates(due first of class)
4/9
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MAKE-UP: If you missed this exam, first be sure your absence is excused w/in 5 days of the absence!
I will be available for you to take this after school on Wednesday and Thursday (4/10, 4/11)
The last time you can take this exam is during tutoring time on Monday, April 15 (7:30-8:20 am)
chs 1-4
4/11
am assembly schedule (elections)
Group Discussions: chapters 1-4
Homework: read chapter 5

4/15
chapter 5: character "icebergs"

Homework: read chapter 6
ch. 5
4/17
chapter 6: poetry "pop-ups"

If you need to access the HOLT books online, click the link on the left for instructions.
"icebergs"
ch. 6
4/19
finish ch. 6 "pop-ups"
(see above)
Homework: read chapter 7

4/23
chapter 7: quiz
Homework: read chapter 8
ch. 7
4/25
chapter 8: cause and effect

The charts:




The article and practice:

Homework: read chapter 9
ch. 8
4/29
chapter 9: You say you wanna resolution, well . . .
In class we began working with our groups to brainstorm conflicts the characters have faced and to what degree, if any, they have found resolution. If you were not in class today, you missed participation points. You can get points for the second part of the assignment when we follow up on 5/1. If you miss both days, download the charts and do this work on your own, filling in additional information as you read chapter 10. You'll miss the participation points for both days, but you can salvage the actual assignment points!

HOMEWORK: read chapter 10
cause and effect
ch. 9
5/1
chapter 10: Resolution, Part II (group work)
Final Essay assignment


THREE BOOKS DUE IN THE LIBRARY (Douglass, Dinner, Piano Lesson)
ch. 10
Essay due 5/15
5/3
MID-TERM
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Read-a-thon

5/7
Read-a-thon
ALL CLASSES MEET IN ROOM 342
CRTs (blergh . . .)

5/9
Exam: The Great Gatsby
May 10-- movie premiere!

5/13
1B MEET IN ROOM 342
4B MEET IN THE MEDIA CENTER LAB
CRTs (again, blergh . . .)

5/15
Literature Circles: ch 1 & 2 FORESHADOWING
If you are absent due to the AP US History exam (1B) , you do not have make-up work!
If you are absent for any other reason, get your absence excused ASAP and do the close reading on your own:


5/17
Literature Circles: chapters 3 & 4 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

chs 1 & 2
D@tHR essay due before 2:15 pm!
5/21
Literature Circles: chapters 5-end COLORS & OTHER SYMBOLS

chs 3 & 4
5/23
Gatsby "update" books

chs 5-7
5/28
Gatsby "update" books

5/30
pm activity schedule (Historian's assembly)
BENCHMARK ESSAY
Finish Gatsby "update" books?
Update books due end of class
6/3
HALL PASSES DUE: YOU MUST BE IN CLASS AND ON TIME THIS DAY TO EARN EXTRA CREDIT FOR HALL PASSES!!
Read-around (books)

6/5
YEARBOOK DAY!
Have a fun summer!
ARCHIVE THIRD QUARTER
DATE
Agenda & Assignments
Agenda & Assignments
1/23
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essay due end of class
1/25
Acuity Testing
MEET IN THE MEDIA CENTER


WAR NOVEL PROJECTS DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 28! (all classes)

1/29
Album Homework!


Album homework due Monday 2/4
1/31
COMPOSITION PRACTICE (while we wait for books to arrive . . . )
Read chapter 19 of the Holt Language book (pp. 510-517)
Do exercises 1-3 and Reviews A & B
While you work today, note the many TO BE casualties. So nice and clean! :)
IF YOU MISSED CLASS: You can access the textbook online. Just click the link on the navigation menu (on the left) and read the chapter listed above.
YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD ARE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER (BOTH!).
next class
2/4
Delay Day: important literary terms study (allusion v. illusion, satire v. parody)
Album Homework due!
2/6
Delay Day 2

2/8
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Introduction: NPR story and interview (listen)

Begin reading & reading logs


2/12
Read the book. Record your impressions, questions, thoughts . . .
Work on reading log

2/14
National Geographic article by Brian Turner

Finish reading Here, Bullet

2/20
Discussion: album homework
"Five Poem Project" intro.

work on project
Project Due 2/28
2/22
Project work day #2

2/26
Project work day #3
NOTE: if you miss one of the work days, you will also miss participation points. To be excused from those points, you must have your absence EXCUSED through the office within FIVE SCHOOL DAYS of the missed day. Please talk with me directly once your absence is excused. After I hear from you, I will change your "0" to an "X" (excused score).

2/28
POETRY Project due (first of class)
Pick up THREE books in the library: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Piano Lesson, and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant
These books are YOUR responsibility until AFTER the move to the new building. Keep them safe and bring the appropriate book to class when it is time to do so.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: Work Day #1
YOUR ASSIGNMENT:
1. Read the whole book.
2. Participate in online discussions (Canvas) when you finish reading these sections:
preface, ch. 1, ch. 2, ch. 3, ch. 4, ch. 8, ch. 10, ch. 11, appendix
3. Be in class to work on this (and for participation points) on the work days.
4. Finish before the due date (March 15, 2013)
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ALL FREDERICK DOUGLASS POSTS ARE DUE BY 11:59 pm MARCH 15!
3/4
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: workday #2 (see above)

3/6
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: workday #3 (see above)

3/8
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: workday #4 (see above)

3/12
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Watch documentary: Slavery by Another Name
54321 sheet (no make-up available)
Frederick Douglass: all Canvas Posts due (and, obviously, your reading!)
ALL DISCUSSIONS CLOSE 3/15
3/14
The Piano Lesson:
Slavery by Another Name finish documentary-- questions (no make-up)
HW: "The Meanings of a Word" by Gloria Naylor and 54321 sheet
ARTICLE: Gloria Naylor Article.pdf
54321: 54321.pdf
Article and 54321 due 3/20 (first of class)
3/18
In-class Essay: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
bring your book if you'd like to use it!
Read The Piano Lesson pp. 1-40
HOMEWORK: The Piano Lesson: Act I Characters
WORKSHEET: Act 1 character work.pdf
CHOIR TOUR MAKE-UP: If you are gone on this day, please plan to meet me in room 115 on March 21 during period 3A to make up your in-class essay.
Be sure you also have all of the paperwork you miss ready to turn in at the beginning of class when you return.
Act 1 character work AND 54321 due 3/20 first of class.
3/20
Read The Piano Lesson pp. 40-54
The Piano Lesson: Act I Doaker's Story
Timeline and Family Tree: time line and chart.pdf
Events and Names:
characters and events.pdf
HINTS: on the family chart, the three boxes with stars by them are the people directly involved in the trade for the piano. Also, it will help to begin at the BOTTOM of the family tree (you know who is the youngest member of the family, then go up to her parents, then connect to her mother's brother, etc.) Remember, also that the play takes place in 1937 so the date-of-birth in each box can help too!
On the timeline, the second timeline (the "Years Later" part) starts with "Boy Charles develops an obsession over the piano." Also, the heavy line on the second timeline is the chronological beginning of the play's story ("Robert Sutter's grandson dies").
Act 1 character work AND 54321 due 3/20 first of class.
Timeline and tree due 3/22 (f.o.c.)
3/22
Short Classes (new school party!)
QUIZ: Act 1
The Piano Lesson: Watch Act I
PARTICIPATION POINTS--no make-up :(
Want to know more about the musical tradition captured in this play? Start here . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0LZiTPTsxc
and here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zlSq4mWiE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zlSq4mWiE then research/search/listen to everything everything Alan Lomax.
What does it mean when they say "Doaker sing like Tangle Eye"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaXNitJbFA
HW: read Act 2 (pp. 55-end)
Want in on the "Stagger Lee" reference? Learn about the original "gansta" here:
http://www.staggerlee.com/
Timeline and tree due 3/22 (f.o.c.)
3/26
QUIZ: ACT 2
Watch The Piano Lesson: Act II

3/28
END OF 3rd QUARTER!
Hall passes due for extra credit BEFORE the bell rings!
The Piano Lesson: final essay
external image 0449911594.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgHOMEWORK:
Read chapters 1 through 4 before you return from Spring Break (it's about 130 pages)
As you read, fill out the Reading Guide for these chapters (also due at the beginning of class the day you return!)

Due after Spring Break (the day you return):
1. Chs 1-4 read (Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant)
2. Reading Guide for chapters 1-4
3/29-4/5
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ARCHIVE SECOND QUARTER

DATE
Agenda & Assignments
DUE DATES
11/5
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Scarlet Letter chs. 13 & 14
HW: finish reading
READING JOURNAL #5 (chs 13-15) by midnight 11/11
11/7
CONFESSIONS!
1. If you missed class, follow the instructions to create your rough draft:
2. Then follow the revision guidelines on the HANDOUT to finish your final draft:
HW: ch. 15, online journal, work on confession poem
Confession Poem: rough draft due 11/9
11/9
MEET IN ROOM 115 (down by Chip's room)Check in on CONFESSIONS!
Acuity Testing (session 1)
Acuity Testing (session 2)
HW: ch. 16 , work on confession poem
Confession Poem: final draft due 11/13
(FIRST of class, NOT online)
11/13
CONFESSIONS DUE!Share . . . (sharing is optional, but if you do you may skip journal 6 OR journal 7 without losing points-- note that journal 8 is required of all!)
HW: ch 17 & 18

11/15
Symbols (imitation poems)
symbol info sheet &poem examples:
assignment:
At home: ch. 18, online journal
Reading Journal #6 (ch. 16-18) by midnight 11/18
Imitation Poem due 11/28
11/19
Group Assignment: chs. 9-18IF YOU ARE ABSENT FOR THIS GROUP ASSIGNMENT:* Follow the instructions on the sheet but cut all of the smaller assignments in half (if it asks for 2 examples, you need 1; if it asks for a list of 10, you need 5).
  • You will also need to answer the discussion question in a paragraph.
  • You can just do these assignments on regular paper, not a group "tablecloth" :)
Group Assignment: chs 9-18HW: chs. 21-24, reading log
READING JOURNALS #7 (19-21) and #8 (22-24) by midnight 11/25

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11/26
Scarlet Letter FINAL

11/28
SRI Testing
introduction to WAR novels

Imitation Poem due!
11/30
Peer Writing Workshop

HW: Choose a war novel

(read by January 3, 2013)

Participate in the online discussion for your novel (on Canvas) to help you read the book AND to earn points! Please participate DURING your reading (not all at once at the end). Discussions close January 11, 2013.


12/4
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
What is a memory play?

12/6
MID-TERMThe Glass Menagerie
INTRO & books
Read Act I, scenes 1 & 2
HW: set up an account at www.vocabulary.com and confirm your email address when they send you a "welcome."

12/10
The Glass Menagerie
Read Act 1, scenes 3-5
VOCABULARY
Study and find the list at
http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/16711

12/12
The Glass Menagerie
Read Act 1 scene 6 & Act 2 scene 7
work on Memory Play assignment

12/14
The Glass Menagerie
VOCABULARY EXAM
Finish Memory Play assignment
SEE RUBRIC FOR STANDARDS:

Vocabulary exam
12/18
The Glass Menagerie
Read Act 2, scene 8
Watch the play
Study Guide questions
Memory Play Assignment Due
12/20
The Glass Menagerie
Watch the play
Finish Study Guide questions
Study Guide Questions(END of class)

WINTER RECESS!If you haven't already done so, finish reading your WAR novel and post on the Canvas online discussions before the break is over!
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1/3
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WAR NOVELS: test question bank

1/7
WAR NOVELS: TEST
Here are the WRITTEN EXAM instructions in case Canvas backfires on you!

written exam due by Friday, January 11
1/9
WAR NOVELS: "ten tough questions" groups

1/11
WAR NOVELS: project intro & Day 1

War discussions (on Canvas) close today, Jan 11, 2013
1/15
WAR NOVELS: project Day 2
War novels project due Friday, January 25
1/17
END OF QUARTER 2WAR NOVELS: project Day 3
NOTE: THIS MAY BE MASS CHANGE DAY FOR SEMESTER 2. IF SO, WE WILL HAVE ONLY A SHORT CLASS ON THIS DAY!**



ARCHIVE FIRST QUARTER

DATE
Agenda & Assignments
DUE DATES
8/27
8-period schedule
Intro & Disclosure
Summer Reading essay due today!
Sign disclosure (online) by Aug. 31.
8/28


8/30
Poisonwood Bible exam
Disclosure Statement must be signed (online) by Aug. 31
9/4
Poisonwood Bible
group discussions



9/6
SRI Testing
Finish group work from Monday (6 questions)

9/10
Benchmark Essay
Interview ?s due
9/12
Acuity Testing (last testing day!!)

9/14
am assembly schedule
Begin final project

See schedule for this in-class assignment. Due date for your final product is 9/20 at the end of class. You will receive participation as you work and discuss in class so be productive and on-task!
9/18
Work on final project
see note on 9/14
9/20
ESSAY REVISION
1. Get back your benchmark and summer essays
2. Choose ONE you'd like to revise.
3. Mark your essay for TO BE verbs (see the OHS Writer's Guide)
4. Identify which ones are LINKING VERBS (draw an "equals" sign above each one) and which ones are AUXILIARY VERBS (underline the TO BE verb and the main verb it works with). Again, there is more guidance in the writer's guide.
TURN IN FINAL POISONWOOD PROJECT
Finish finding, marking, and labelling your TO BE verbs in the essay you're revising before class on 9/24
final project due (end of class)
9/24
ESSAY REVISION: progressive and passive voice
1. read article
2. Passive voice revision practice
3. Eliminate all TO BE verbs working as auxiliary verbs in your essay (see the OHS Writer's Guide)
ESSAY REVISION: Revise out all TO BE verbs working as auxilary verbs by 9/26
9/26
ESSAY REVISION: other passive verbs
phrasal verbs, clichés, and IT

Revise for remaining TO BE verbs, phrasal verbs/clichés, and IT errors by 10/1
Bring a clean, typed copy of your revision on 10/1
10/1
ESSAY REVISION:
Go through the "Style Revision Checklist"
style revision checklist.pdf
Read the Rubric for final draft to be sure you understand the grading criteria
essay rubric style revision.pdf
Follow the checklist and rubric to revise, edit, and format your final draft by 10/3
10/3
GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION CHECK: Sentence Combining
Read chapter 18 (pp. 498-508) of the Holt Language book
Do exercises 1-5.
IF YOU MISSED CLASS: You can access the textbook online. Just click the link on the navigation menu and read the chapter listed above.
FINAL DRAFT due, first of class!
10/5
Background Articles: Puritan New England Group Posters & Presentations
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10/9
Finish Group Posters and Presentations
ARTICLES:





10/11
Quiz on background information (you may use any notes you take!)Intro to TONE & The Scarlet Letter
HW: read chapter 1

10/15
Go over Scarlet Letter online journals (Canvas)

Read/work on online journals
HW: chapter 3, Journal #1 (chs1-3)
Journal #1 Post by midnight 10/16
10/17
Scarlet Letter: chapters 4-6
HW: finish reading, Journal #2 (chs 4-6)
Journal #2 Post by midnight 10/22
10/23
Scarlet Letter: ch. 7
HW: Read ch. 8, work on Journal #3
Journal #3
Post by midnight
10/30
10/25
Scarlet Letter: group chapter analysis

10/29
Scarlet Letter: finish analysis? ch. 9?
HW: finish ch. 9?, finish Journal #3
Hall passes due(before the tardy bell!)
EXTRA CREDIT
Journal #3
Post by midnight
10/30
10/31
ASVAB TESTING FOR ALL JUNIORS
END OF QUARTER 1
Scarlet Letter: in-class discussion, ch. 10
HW: chs 11 & 12, Journal #4 (chs. 7-9)
Journal #4
Post by midnight
11/4