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For the rest of the year, we will be using class time to review for the final exam, and do some in-class reading and writing activities. (English 9SP will also be finishing their How-To Presentations). There will not be anymore collected homework. Your homework is to prepare for the final and to get in any back work. Because of this, daily updates will no longer be posted. Visit the Final Exam review section of the website for review materials.



Friday, June 2, 2017, Day 6--No classes! Have a great time at Dorney Park!!



Thursday, June 1, 2017, Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8)

Today we discussed the schedule for the end of the year, and received our review sheet for Part 2 of the final exam and discussed how to prepare for that.
Homework:
1) Get in any back work/calendars
2) Use the review sheet to prepare for the Multiple choice portion of the final exam. Date: June 22


SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we wrote the essay portion of our final exam using the planning maps we created in advance.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations continue 6/1-6/8
2) Get in any back work/calendars
3) How-To packet is due the day after you present
4) Use the review sheet to prepare for the Multiple choice portion of the final exam. Date: June 22


Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we wrote the essay portion of our final exam using the planning maps we created yesterday.
Homework:
1) Get in any back work/calendars

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we wrote the essay portion of our final exam using the planning maps we created in advance.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations continue 6/1-6/8
2) Get in any back work/calendars
3) How-To packet is due the day after you present


Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we began the first part of our final exam. We had time to read the essay choices and use our books and notes to map out our essay. We will write the essay in class tomorrow using our map.
Homework:
1) Get in any back work/calendars
2) Use the Review sheet to prepare for the Essay portion of the final exam which will be given in class on 5/30-5/31

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had 3 of our How-To presentations. We also had some time to prepare for our final exam essay which will be given in class tomorrow. Students received the questions and the essay map in advance.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations continue 6/1-6/8
2) Get in any back work/calendars
3) How-To packet is due the day after you present
4) Written portion of the final exam given in class tomorrow

No school Monday, May 29. Happy Memorial Day!


Friday, May 26, 2017, Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished the documentary "Into the Arms of Strangers" about the evacuation of ten thousand Jewish children from Germany before the Holocaust.
Homework:
1) Get in any back work
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) Use the Review sheet to prepare for the Essay portion of the final exam which will be given in class on 5/30-5/31

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had 3 of our How-To presentations. We also received our review information for the written portion of our final exam, which will be given in class on 5/31.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) Written portion of the final exam given in class on 5/31.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued the documentary "Into the Arms of Strangers" about the evacuation of ten thousand Jewish children from Germany before the Holocaust.
Homework:
1) Milkweed short response overdue (pg. 42-44; choose 1 response to write)
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) Use the Review sheet to prepare for the Essay portion of the final exam which will be given in class on 5/30-5/31

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had 3 of our How-To presentations.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) Written portion of the final exam given in class on 5/31.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we began the documentary "Into the Arms of Strangers" about the evacuation of ten thousand Jewish children from Germany before the Holocaust.
Homework:
1) Milkweed short response overdue (pg. 42-44; choose 1 response to write)
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) Use the Review sheet to prepare for the Essay portion of the final exam which will be given in class on 5/30-5/31

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we went to the book fair, and then had time to work on our How-To presentations, which begin tomorrow.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed the ending of Milkweed. We also went over the requirements for the essay portion of the Final Exam which will be given in class on May 30-31. Students received a review sheet which will help them prepare for this. We also visited the Book Fair.
Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed short response overdue (pg. 42-44; choose 1 response to write)
3) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we finished the Romeo and Juliet Oral Test. We will have tomorrow to work on our How-To Presentations.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Get calendar signed for 5/15-5/22...last one of the year!
3) We will be visiting the Book Fair tomorrow...everything is buy one, get one free, so bring money if you would like to purchase anything.

Monday, May 22, 2017, Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we completed our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 39-45 and doing the accompanying questions. We also had a homework check for our Short Response (either page 42 or 44--choice of 1). We will discuss the ending of the book tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed short response overdue (pg. 42-44; choose 1 response to write)
3) We will be going to the book fair tomorrow during class, so bring money with you if you want to purchase anything. All books are buy one, get one free.
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had the second day of our Romeo and Juliet Oral test--everyone did a great job!!
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test continues 5/23-24

Friday, May 19, 2017, Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 34-38 and doing the accompanying questions. We also had a homework check for the Ch. 20-33 questions.
Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed short response due Monday (pg. 42-44; choose 1 response to write)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had the first day of our Romeo and Juliet Oral test--everyone did a great job!!
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test continues 5/22-24

Thursday, May 18, 2017, Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 30-33 and doing the accompanying questions. We also discussed our short response that is due Monday.
Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed Ch. 20-33 questions due tomorrow
3) Milkweed short response due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had time to work on our Romeo and Juliet Oral Test notes and questions. The Oral test begins tomorrow. We also received information and the review sheet for our final exam.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins tomorrow
3) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 24-29 and doing the accompanying questions.

Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed Ch. 20-33 questions due Friday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had time to work on our Romeo and Juliet Oral Test notes and questions. The Oral test begins on Friday.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 20-23 and doing the accompanying questions and had a homework check for the Ch. 13-19 questions

Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed Ch. 20-33 questions due Friday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had time to work on our Romeo and Juliet Oral Test notes and questions. The Oral test begins on Friday.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!


Monday, May 15, 2017, Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 17-19 and doing the accompanying questions. We also watched a scene from the movie The Pianist which is set in Warsaw, 1939 (The same time period as the book).

Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!
2) Milkweed Ch. 13-19 questions due tomorrow

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we finished our discussion of Romeo and Juliet and finished the movie version as well. We also had a homework check for Act V Scene Summarizers
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 overdue...get it signed ASAP!

Thursday, May 11, 2017, Day 3--No classes tomorrow; half day for students

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 13-16 and doing the accompanying questions.

Homework:
1) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 due Monday
2) Milkweed Ch. 13-19 questions due Tuesday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed the requirements for the Oral Test, and reviewed the events of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) How-To presentations begin 5/25
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Act V Scene Summarizers due Monday, 5/15
4) Signed calendar for 5/1-5/12 due Monday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 9-12 and doing the accompanying questions.

Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act V.iii of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) How-To topic selection due Thursday, 5/11
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Act V Scene Summarizers due Monday, 5/15

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued with our reading and audio of Milkweed by reading Ch. 6-8 and doing the accompanying questions.

Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act V.i-ii of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) How-To topic selection due Thursday, 5/11
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19
3) Act V Scene Summarizers due Monday, 5/15

Monday, May 8, 2017, Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started our last novel, Milkweed. We will be listening to the audio of this book, but all students also have their own hard copy of the book to take home with them. We read Chapters 1-5 today and worked on the questions.

Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Milkweed Ch. 1-5 questions due tomorrow
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed our last project, the How-To Presentations, went over the project in detail and had some time to begin planning for our presentations. We also picked the dates for our personal presentations.
Homework:
1) How-To topic selection due Thursday, 5/11
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19

Friday, May 5, 2017; Day 5---5 week reports handed out today....last day for make up work is Wednesday, May 10

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we compared 2 different stories, Dr. Suess's "The Sneetches" and Jane Elliot's "A Class Divided" and discussed the way that labeling theory and prejudice factored into those stories and in the Holocaust
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed the allusions in Romeo and Juliet and then watched the video for Act IV.
Homework:
1) Act IV Scene Summarizers and p. 51-52 due Monday
2) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19

Thursday, May 4, 2017; Day 4-Shortened schedule due to Math testing

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read a short story entitled "The Greenies" and answered questions about it and had a discussion about stereotypes and prejudice.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act IV.ii-v of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Pink packet p. 32-34 and 45-48 tomorrow
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue
4) Romeo and Juliet oral test begins 5/19

Wednesday, May 3, 2017; Day 3-Shortened schedule due to Math testing

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished the video "The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions" and took notes.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act IV.i of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Pink packet p. 32-34 and 45-48 due Friday
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

Tuesday, May 2, 2017; Day 2-Shortened schedule due to Math testing

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we began a video entitled, "The Holocaust: In Memory of Millions" and took notes.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we watched the video for Act III of Romeo and Juliet
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Pink packet p. 32-34 and 45-48 due Friday
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

Monday, May 1, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read the short story "The Terrible Things: An allegory of the Holocaust" and answered questions about it. We also turned in our old two-week calendars and got new ones, which are posted on this website.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed the rest of Act III and began to discuss the Romeo and Juliet Oral test which will begin May 19th.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Act III Scene Summarizers tomorrow
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 overdue

Friday, April 28, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read 2 articles about the Holocaust and answered questions that went along with them.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act III.iii as well as some of the themes of the play so far.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Act III Scene Summarizers due 5/2
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 due Monday

Thursday, April 27, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we watched a video entitled "Heil Hitler: Confessions of a Hitler Youth" and worked on a video guide that went with it.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act III.i-ii and had a little time to work on our homework.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report is now overdue; get it in ASAP!
2) Pg. 39-41 (translation/summarization) in pink packet due tomorrow
3) Signed calendar for 4/10-4/24 due Monday
4) Act III Scene Summarizers due 5/2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed the Hitler Youth movement, and read and listened to songs from that organization. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TOMORROW!
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we watched the video for Act II and had a little time to work on our homework due Friday. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TOMORROW!
2) Pg. 39-41 in pink packet due Friday

Tuesday, April 25, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed the ways that Hitler and the Nazis used propaganda to spread their ideas, and looked at political cartoons from the time period to get a better understanding of their ideas. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TOMORROW!
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act II.iv-vi. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TOMORROW!
2) Act II Scene Summarizers due tomorrow
3) Pg. 39-41 in pink packet due Friday

Monday, April 24, 2017; Day 2-Welcome back!

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started the background work for our final novel, Milkweed, which takes place during the Holocaust. We discussed key terms of the Holocaust and read an article about Hitler's rise to power. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed Act II.i-ii of Romeo and Juliet, and then translated and discussed Act II.iii. Remember, your book report is due 4/26. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Act II Scene Summarizers due Wednesday, 4/26
3) Pg. 27 in pink packet due tomorrow

Thursday, April 13, 2017; Day 1 Have a safe, fun, and relaxing Spring Break!! See you on April 24th!

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished watching The Giver movie and discussed the way it related to the book. Remember, your book report is due 4/26, which is the Wednesday when we return from Spring Break. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we watched the movie of Act I of Romeo and Juliet. Remember, your book report is due 4/26, which is the Wednesday when we return from Spring Break. Use your Course Pack to help you, as well as the Fiction Book Report section of this website
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Act II Scene Summarizers due Wednesday, 4/26

Wednesday, April 12, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we handed in our Take Home Tests and then continued watching The Giver movie.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read and discussed Act I.i-ii of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Pink packet pg. 18-22 due tomorrow
3) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09
4) Act II Scene Summarizers due Wednesday, 4/26

Tuesday, April 11, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed the requirements for the book report, and then started watching The Giver movie.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) The Giver Take Home Test due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
3) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we finished reading Act I of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Act 1 Scene Summarizers (blue packet) due tomorrow
3) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

Monday, April 10, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we listened and read Lois Lowry's Newberry Award acceptance speech for The Giver and made connections between it and the text. We also worked on p. 48-50 which correspond with that activity. We also received our Take Home Test for The Giver.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) The Giver packet pg. 48-50 due tomorrow (if not finished in class).
3) The Giver Take Home Test due Wednesday, 4/12 at the beginning of class.
4) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read Act I.ii-iii of Romeo and Juliet and discussed it
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Romeo and Juliet packet (pink) p. 13-15 due tomorrow
3) Act 1 Scene Summarizers (blue packet) due Wednesday, 4/12
4) Bring back signed calendar for 3/27-4/09

Friday, April 7, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed the themes in The Giver, and wrote discussion questions that we discussed as a class.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed how to read Shakespeare out loud and then read Act I.i and discussed it.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday
3) Act 1 Scene Summarizers (blue packet) due Wednesday, 4/12

Thursday, April 6, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed Chapters 20-21 in The Giver and then read the last two chapters, 22-23, and discussed various interpretations of the book's ending
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed the prologue of the play, the different characters and important vocabulary, and watched a little bit of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's version of Romeo and Juliet. We will begin reading the play tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday

Wednesday, April 5, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we had a homework check for pg. 31,33,35,37, and 39 in The Giver packet, and then read or listened to the audio for Chapters 20-21 in The Giver.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took a quiz on Shaking Hands with Shakespeare and then started our homework, translating the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar due Monday
3) Prologue translation (pg. 12) due tomorrow

Tuesday, April 4, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we had a special lesson on Digital Citizenship from Ms. Dodie Ainslie.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue...all make up work due TOMORROW!
3) Ch. 14-19 questions due tomorrow (pg. 31,33,35,37,39)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had a special lesson on Digital Citizenship from Ms. Dodie Ainslie.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue...all make up work due TOMORROW!
3) Study your notes packets from Ch. 1-3 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare for a quiz TOMORROW!

Monday, April 3, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed Ch. 13-16, listened to the audio for Chapter 17-19 of The Giver, and worked on the Chapter 17-19 questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue...all make up work due Wednesday
3) Ch. 14-19 questions due Wednesday (pg. 31,33,35,37,39)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we began our pre-reading discussion for Romeo and Juliet by talking about the Unit Base Statements and discussing the way Shakespeare's language and writing style from our own.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue...all make up work due Wednesday
3) Study your notes packets from Ch. 1-3 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare for a quiz on Wednesday

Friday, March 31, 2017; Day 4--Report card #3 Grade reports were handed out in class today...ask to see your child's. All make-up work is due Wednesday, 4/5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we listened to the audio for Chapter 14-16 of The Giver, or read them silently, and worked on the Chapter 14-16 questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Ch. 14-16 questions due Tuesday (pg. 31,33,35 #1-4)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Chapters 2 and 3 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Study your notes packets from Ch. 1-3 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare for a quiz on Wednesday

Thursday, March 30, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we listened to the audio for Chapter 13 of The Giver and worked on the Chapter 13 questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Ch. 10-13 questions due tomorrow (pg. 23, 25, 27, 29)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Chapter 1 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Study your notes packets from Ch. 1-3 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare for a quiz on Wednesday

Wednesday, March 29, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we listened to the audio for Chapter 12 of The Giver and worked on the Chapter 12 questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Ch. 10-13 questions due Friday (pg. 23, 25, 27, 29)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we finished the A&E Biography video of William Shakespeare.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue

Tuesday, March 28, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed Chapter 10 of The Giver and then listened to the audio for Chapter 11 and worked on the Chapter 11 questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue
3) Ch. 10-13 questions due Friday (pg. 23, 25, 27, 29)

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we watched the A&E Biography video of William Shakespeare.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue

Monday, March 27, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed the testing format and strategies for the ELA test. We also did two short passages and multiple choice questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed the testing format and strategies for the ELA test. We also did two short passages and multiple choice questions.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 overdue

Friday, March 23, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed poetry literary terms, and used that review to work on several poetry passages with multiple choice questions. We also reviewed how to use transitional words in our writing.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Optional--Extended response for "Monster Debris" and "Too Many Fisherman" due Monday (worth 5 points on a low/missing assignment)
3) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 due on Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed poetry literary terms, and used that review to work on several poetry passages with multiple choice questions. We also reviewed how to use transitional words in our writing.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 due on Monday
3) Optional--Extended response for "Monster Debris" and "Too Many Fisherman" due Monday (worth 5 points on a low/missing assignment)

Thursday, March 23, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read 2 passages, "Monster Debris" and "Too Many Fisherman" and planned out how we would answer the corresponding short responses. The extended response is optional and worth 5 points on a low assignment. This is due Monday.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) The Giver packet pg. 19 and 21 due Friday, 3/24
3) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 due on Monday

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had a homework check for SHWS Chapter 3. Then, we read 2 passages, "Monster Debris" and "Too Many Fisherman" and planned out how we would answer the corresponding short responses. The extended response is optional and worth 5 points on a low assignment. This is due Monday.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Signed calendar for 3/13-3/20 due on Monday

Wednesday, March 22, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read or listened to the audio for chapters 8-10 of The Giver and worked on the corresponding questions (pg. 19, 21). If you were absent or did not finish up through Chapter 10, please read the book or listen to the audio, which is on The Giver section of this wiki.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) The Giver packet pg. 19 and 21 due Friday, 3/24
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read "Fun 101" and answered the multiple choice questions. Then we did a peer review of our "Tracks" short responses and had some time to work on our Shaking Hands with Shakespeare Chapter 3 packet.
Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 3 due tomorrow
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Finish and hand in "Tracks" short responses if not completed in class

Tuesday, March 21, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read an excerpt from "Tracks" and answered the 2 short response questions. We also discussed Chapters 5-7 of The Giver in preparation for our reading tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Finish and hand in "Tracks" short responses if not completed in class
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we read "An Uncomfortable Bed" and answered the multiple choice questions. We also read an excerpt from "Tracks" and completed the two short response questions
Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 3 due 3/23.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Finish and hand in "Tracks" short responses if not completed in class

Monday, March 20, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we had a homework check for our Leprechauns short responses and essay maps. Then, we read an excerpt from "The Peerless Four" and answered the multiple choice questions. We also read an excerpt from "The Winter Hibiscus" and worked on mapping out the essay question with a partner.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had a homework check for our Leprechauns essay maps and SHWS Chapter 2. Then, we read an excerpt from "The Peerless Four" and answered the multiple choice questions. We also read an excerpt from "The Winter Hibiscus" and worked on mapping out the essay question with a partner.
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Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 3 due 3/23.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

Friday, March 17, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished both articles and short responses about Leprechauns and mapped out the essay portion of this question, in preparation for the NYS ELA test. Whatever was not finished in class needs to be finished for homework.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay is late...get it in ASAP
2) Leprechaun short responses and essay map due Monday, 3/20
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we finished both articles and short responses about Leprechauns and mapped out the essay portion of this question, in preparation for the NYS ELA test. Whatever was not finished in class needs to be finished for homework.
Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 2 due 3/20, Chapter 3 due 3/23.
2) Leprechaun short responses and essay map due Monday, 3/20
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

Thursday, March 16, 2017; Day 5 (2 hour delay)---No school Tuesday or Wednesday due to weather

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we had a homework check for Chapters 3-5 of The Giver. Then, we did an article and short response about Leprechauns in preparation for the NYS ELA test. We will continue working on this tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay is late...get it in ASAP
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we had a homework check for Chapter 1 of Shaking Hands with Shakespeare (SHWS). Then, we did an article and short response about Leprechauns in preparation for the NYS ELA test. We will continue working on this tomorrow.
Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 2 due 3/20, Chapter 3 due 3/23.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

Monday, March 13, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we turned in our old calendars and got our new ones. Then, we either read or listened to the audio for Chapters 5-7 of The Giver and worked on the questions. Remember, if you do not finish this work in class, you must finish it on your own. The entire book and audio are on the wiki, and you can also borrow a book from class to bring home with you.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay is late...get it in ASAP
2) Chapter 3 and 4 questions (pg. 11 and 13) due Tuesday 3/14...if there is no school on Tuesday, it will be due on Wednesday
3) Chapter 5 and 6 questions (pg. 17) is due Wednesday, even if there is no school tomorrow.
4) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
5) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed multiple choice and short response strategies, and put them into practice with 2 different articles to help us prepare for the ELA state exam at the end of the month. We will be spending the next couple of weeks working on this.
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 1 due 3/15, Chapter 2 due 3/20, Chapter 3 due 3/23. If there is no school tomorrow, Chapter 1 will still be due on Wednesday, 3/15
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is late...get it signed!

Thursday, March 9, 2017; Day 3---Remember, there is no school for students tomorrow due to Superintendent's Day!

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we had a homework check for the character chart (pg. 5) for The Giver, and discussed the characters. Then, we reviewed multiple choice and short response strategies, and put them into practice with 2 different articles to help us prepare for the ELA state exam at the end of the month. Any extra time was used to finish Chapter 3 and 4 of The Giver.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay is late...get it in ASAP
2) Chapter 3 and 4 questions (pg. 11 and 13) due Tuesday 3/14.
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today took our quiz on Hiroshima. We also received our books and packets for the next unit, Shaking Hands with Shakespeare, which will get us ready to read Romeo and Juliet.
Homework:
1 Shaking Hands with Shakespeare reading and assignments: Chapter 1 due 3/15, Chapter 2 due 3/20, Chapter 3 due 3/23.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished reading the article about baby naming rules in Denmark and completed a short response about it linking it to themes in The Giver. Then, we read Chapters 3 and 4 of The Giver, either on our own or with the audio file from the wiki. If you are ever absent when we read/listen to the book, the entire book is in audio and full-text format on the wiki under The Giver section.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay is late...get it in ASAP
2) Character tracker (pg. 5) is due tomorrow...Chapter 3 and 4 questions (pg. 11 and 13) due Tuesday 3/14.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we continued our discussion of Hiroshima and discussed issues and themes of the text, and the ethical implications of dropping the bomb on Hiroshima. Tomorrow, we will put our ideas into a quiz.
Homework:
1) Study for Hiroshima open notes/open book quiz on Thursday, 3/9.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed Chapter 1 of The Giver. We then read Chapter 2 and did the questions for it in class. We also started reading an article about baby naming rules in Denmark. If you are ever absent when we read/listen to the book, the entire book is in audio and full-text format on the wiki under The Giver section.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TONIGHT!!
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we began our discussion of Hiroshima and discussed issues and themes of the text. We will continue our discussion tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Study for Hiroshima open notes/open book quiz on Thursday, 3/9.
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

Monday, March 6, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed the concepts of utopia and dystopia and listened to the audio for Chapter 1 of The Giver. We then discussed traits of a dystopian society that we were able to see in this first chapter. If you are ever absent when we read/listen to the book, the entire book is in audio and full-text format on the wiki under The Giver section.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TOMORROW!!!!!
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we viewed the movie trailers and discussed them together.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Calendar for 2/27-3/6 is due with signatures on Monday, March 13th.

Friday, March 3, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished our work on News ELA and took notes on the difference between Utopian and Dystopian society and fiction, and wrote about connections between dystopian fiction and our real world.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26


SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project and finished up our trailers. We will be viewing them in the library on Monday.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Movie Trailer project due Monday, 3/6
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26

Thursday, March 2, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed the meaning of "society" and then read an excerpt from Thomas More's "Utopia" and his vision of a perfect society on newsela.com. If you need to finish the article and questions, please do that tonight. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) If not completed in class, finish "Utopia" article on www.newsela.com by tomorrow night, 3/03.
2) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26


SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We will be spending this week in the library finishing up this project. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Movie Trailer project due Monday, 3/6
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26

Wednesday, March 1, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we began our next unit, The Giver. We went over the Unit base statements, vocabulary, and did an images exercise to practice the new vocabulary and talk about the themes for the upcoming novel. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27...Also bring back any old calendars/make up work by 3/3.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We will be spending this week in the library finishing up this project. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Movie Trailer project due Monday, 3/6
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Tuesday, February 28, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was our last day in class to work on the Argument Essay drafts. We also reviewed key elements that are essential to include in your essay. Remember, you can find a list of all the articles here on the Wiki under the "Argument Writing" section, and you can find the Works Cited entries here, from the Library page. 5 week reports were also handed out. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27...Also bring back any old calendars.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We will be spending this week in the library finishing up this project.
5 week reports were also handed out. The last day to hand in back work/calendars is Friday, March 3, 2017.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Movie Trailer project due Monday, 3/6
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Monday, February 27, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued to work on the Argument Essay drafts. We also reviewed how to do citations. Remember, you can find a list of all the articles here on the Wiki under the "Argument Writing" section, and you can find the Works Cited entries here, from the Library page
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27...Also bring back any old calendars.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We will be spending this week in the library finishing up this project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Movie Trailer project due Monday, 3/6
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Friday, February 24, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Argument Essay and most people were able to begin or continue writing their rough drafts on the Chrome books. We will continue to work on these for a couple of days next week.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27...Also bring back any old calendars.

SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Thursday, February 23, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Argument Essay and specifically on completing our Flash drafts and our Essay maps. When those items were completed, we moved on to typing our drafts.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27...Also bring back any old calendars.
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Wednesday, February 22, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Argument Essay - writing a Flash Draft using the "Argument Analysis" graphic organizer. We completed our Flash Drafts, and then began mapping out our essay. We will begin typing up our drafts in class tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Tuesday, February 21, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Argument Essay - writing a Flash Draft using the "Argument Analysis" graphic organizer.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Thursday, February 16, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was our last in-class Independent Reading Day of the spring semester; books went home today for the remainder of the project.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Wednesday, February 15, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Argument Essay - writing a claim/thesis statement.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Tuesday, February 14, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we formed opinions about the topic of violent role-playing games (perilous or diverting?), gathering evidence by looking at several sources from the Text Set. We also discussed expectations for the Argument Essay that we will be writing for this unit.
Homework:
1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
2) Write a solid, specific thesis statement (claim) that includes either "perilous" or "diverting" (see the Course Pack Section 4, p. 26-29 for help!) due 02/15
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we continued forming the Group Script for the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We also started to think about filming.
Homework:
1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

Wednesday, February 8, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we analyzed a sample piece of Argument Writing for its claim, evidence, counterclaims, rebuttals, and structure.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we shared our Individual Scripts and began forming the Group Script for the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
Homework:
1) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
2) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Tuesday, February 7, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we defined basic terms of Argument Writing and identified Argument Writing Techniques/Goals; we then analyzed an exemplar (RFK's speech on the death of MLK) to annotate the parts of an argument and some persuasive techniques.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took the quiz on Short Story Packet B.
Homework:
1) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
2) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
3) Individual Movie Trailer Scripts due 2/8
4) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Monday, February 6, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started a new unit on Argument Writing. We read an article about a debatable/ethical issue called "High-Jinks: Shoot-Out" and practiced arguing two different sides of the issue.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed expectations for the Short Story Movie Trailer project. We also signed out copies of John Hersey's Hiroshima.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
3) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
4) Individual Movie Trailer Scripts due 2/8
5) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
6) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Friday, February 3, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we provided partner feedback for Section 1 Notes of the Spring Book Report; then we had time for independent reading.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we provided partner feedback for Section 1 Notes of the Spring Book Report; then we had time for independent reading and/or revising the Short Story Critical Lens Essay for Portfolio Submission # 2.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Thursday, February 2, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we watched a video clip of Twelve Angry Men.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Wednesday, February 1, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished reading Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men and then watched a segment of the 1957 film.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/2
- Short Story Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Tuesday, January 31, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/2
- Short Story Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Monday, January 30, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was a set-up day for Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Toni Cade Bambara's "Raymond's Run."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/2
- Short Story Packet B Quiz 2/7
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

Friday, January 27, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was an Independent Reading Day.
Homework:
1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Elliott Merrick's "Without Words" and then had our Independent Reading Day.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Thursday, January 26, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was our Mystery Hat Discussion for S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 41-49 for The Outsiders for 1/27
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/27
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Wednesday, January 25, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 12 (the last chapter) of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. Tomorrow will be our Mystery Hat Discussion of the book.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 41-49 for The Outsiders for 1/27
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds," in preparation for our discussion tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/26
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/27
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Monday, January 23, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapters 10-11 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. We also analyzed Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay."
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 41-49 for The Outsiders for 1/27
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took the quiz on Short Story Packet A, and then we had some time for independent reading (Packet B and/or Fiction Indep. Rdg.).
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/26
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report:
- Sharing of Section 1 Notes through Google Docs (with Mrs. Delmage and Reading Partner) - Deadline 7:00 PM 2/1
- Complete Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Friday, January 20, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was an Independent Reading Day.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 41-49 for The Outsiders for 1/27
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was an Independent Reading Day.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- SHORT STORY PACKET A QUIZ 1/23
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/26
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Thursday, January 19, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 9 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- SHORT STORY PACKET A QUIZ 1/23
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/26
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Wednesday, January 18, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 8 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Check of Feedback on Fiction Book Report # 1 (turnitin) by 7:00 PM 1/18
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Dancing Men."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- SHORT STORY PACKET A QUIZ 1/23
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
- "Without Words" reading/annotating and packet work 1/26
- "Raymond's Run" reading/annotating and packet work 1/30
- "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading/annotating and packet work 1/31
- "The Scarlet Ibis" reading/annotating and packet work 2/6
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Tuesday, January 17, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 7 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Check of Feedback on Fiction Book Report # 1 (turnitin) by 7:00 PM 1/18
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/18
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/30

Friday, January 13, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was our first Independent Reading Day for Fiction Book Project # 2. The Checkpoints for this project were distributed today, along with new copies of the yellow Notes Pages. (Students were also permitted to read The Outsiders, chapter 6, if they needed to catch up.)
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was our first Independent Reading Day for Fiction Book Project # 2. The Checkpoints for this project were distributed today, along with new copies of the yellow Notes Pages.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/13 (discussion on 1/17)
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Thursday, January 12, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed Chapters 1-5 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 7, 8, and 15-30 for The Outsiders for 1/13
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/13
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Tuesday, January 10, 2017; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 5 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 7, 8, and 15-30 for The Outsiders for 1/13
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit:
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Monday, January 9, 2017; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 4 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. We also discussed reasons people would want to belong to a "gang" (or organized group).
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 7, 8, and 15-30 for The Outsiders for 1/13
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took a passage quiz on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Homework:
1) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/10
2) Short Story Unit:
- "The Most Dangerous Game" reading/annotating and packet work 1/10
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Friday, January 6, 2017; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 3 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 7, 8, and 15-30 for The Outsiders for 1/13
2) Complete packet pages 31-39 for The Outsiders for 1/20
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men quiz 1/9
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/10
3) Short Story Unit:
- "The Most Dangerous Game" reading/annotating and packet work 1/10
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Thursday, January 5, 2017; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 2 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 5-13 for The Outsiders for 1/6
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/6
3) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TONIGHT!
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men; then we wrote questions for the Mystery Hat Discussion of this text.
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men quiz 1/9
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/10
3) Short Story Unit:
- "The Most Dangerous Game" reading/annotating and packet work 1/10
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Wednesday, January 4, 2017; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Chapter 1 of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Homework:
1) Complete packet pages 5-13 for The Outsiders for 1/6
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/6
3) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we continued to review the Elements of Fiction for the Short Story Unit.
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/10
3) Short Story Unit:
- "The Most Dangerous Game" reading/annotating and packet work 1/10
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Tuesday, January 3, 2017; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we were introduced to S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. We also selected our reading preferences for this Stations Unit.
Homework:
1) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/6
2) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we were introduced to the Short Story Unit.
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
2) Select Fiction Book for 2nd Book Report for Check-in on 1/10
3) Short Story Unit:
- "The Most Dangerous Game" reading/annotating and packet work 1/10
- "Witness for the Prosecution" reading/annotating and packet work 1/12
- "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" reading/annotating and packet work 1/17
- "Harrison Bergeron" reading/annotating and packet work 1/19
- "The Birds" reading/annotating and packet work 1/25
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 1/17

Thursday, December 22, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we continued to work on Portfolio # 2 (a critical lens essay from the Short Story Unit); we also watched Rod Serling's "I Shot an Arrow into the Air" and The Simpsons' version of "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Homework:
1) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we worked on the Decades Presentation Self-Evaluation. Then we independently read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Wednesday, December 21, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on polishing up and typing one critical lens essay from the Short Story Unit (this is Portfolio Submission # 2).
Homework:
1) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1980s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Tuesday, December 20, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was the Short Story Unit Test.
Homework:
1) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 2000s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Monday, December 19, 2016; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we discussed expectations for Portfolio # 2 (one polished Critical Lens essay from our Short Story Unit) and then watched "The Last Leaf."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Test 12/20 - Check out the Quizlet and work on your Review Sheet
2) Portfolio # 2 due on www.turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1990s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Friday, December 16, 2016; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Critical Lens Essay and Comprehension Questions for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Test 12/20
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we independently read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Decades Presentations will resume on Monday (the 80s group will present on Wednesday).
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Thursday, December 15, 2016; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read, analyzed, and discussed Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Test 12/20
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1970s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Wednesday, December 14, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we viewed the A&E Biography of Edgar Allan Poe, completing the guiding notes in the packet.
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Test 12/20
2) Enter the vocabulary for "The Tell-Tale Heart" (p. 112-116; definitions can be found on p. 12) due 12/15
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1960s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Tuesday, December 13, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read about the real Dr. Crippen (on whom Dr. Loxley is based) and wrote the critical lens essay for "Man in Hiding."
Homework:
1) Short Story Unit Test 12/20
2) Check of Feedback on Writer's Notebook Portfolio # 1 on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 12/13
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1950s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Monday, December 12, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished reading Vincent Starrett's "Man in Hiding."
Homework:
1) Comprehension Questions, p. 105 due 12/13
2) Short Story Unit Test 12/20
3) Check of Feedback on Writer's Notebook Portfolio # 1 on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM on 12/13
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the 1940s Decades Presentation!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/21

Thursday, December 8, 2016; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started reading Vincent Starrett's "Man in Hiding."
Homework:
1) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was a Rehearsal Day for the Decades Presentation (2000s). Presentations begin Monday!
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - 12/12 - 12/20 - See calendar for your specific presentation date!
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Wednesday, December 7, 2016; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we analyzed and discussed Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"; we worked on the Critical Lens Essay and the Comprehension Questions.
Homework:
1) Comprehension Questions, p. 82 due 12/8
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was a Rehearsal Day for the Decades Presentation (1990s and 1950s).
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal! Implement your rehearsal feedback to improve your work.
2) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Tuesday, December 6, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
Homework:
1) Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TONIGHT!
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was a Rehearsal Day for the Decades Presentation (1980s and 1960s).
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal! Implement your rehearsal feedback to improve your work.
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TONIGHT!
3) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Monday, December 5, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we highlighted our Critical Lens essays to show all the parts of the HIDDEN Writing Strategy. Then we did some pre-reading prep for "The Lottery."
Homework:
1) Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was a Rehearsal Day for the Decades Presentation (1970s and 1940s).
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal! Implement your rehearsal feedback to improve your work.
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Of Mice and Men reading and packet work due 1/5
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Friday, December 2, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Critical Lens essay and the Comprehension Questions for Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."
Homework:
1) Finish Short Story Packet pages 67-69 due 12/5
2) Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal!
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Thursday, December 1, 2016; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished reading Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" and worked on the Short Story Analysis pages.
Homework:
1) Finish SSA for "The Necklace" p. 65-66 due 12/2
2) Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal!
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Wednesday, November 30, 2016; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started reading Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace."
Homework:
1) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Presentation - Be prepared by the date of your rehearsal!
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Tuesday, November 29, 2016; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we reviewed Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper" and wrote a Critical Lens essay.
Homework:
1) Finish Critical Lens, p. 48-49 due 11/30
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
2) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Monday, November 28, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read, analyzed, and discussed Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper."
Homework:
1) Finish Short Story Packet, p. 45-47 due 11/29
2) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
2) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 12/12

Tuesday, November 22, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we took the quiz on List U (Short Story Unit) vocab, and then we had some time to do some pre-reading prep for Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper."
Homework:
1) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we we worked in groups to prepare for the Decades Presentation.
Homework:
1) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
2) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Friday, November 18, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we worked on the Critical Lens essay for "Strangers in the Fog."
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) List U Quiz 11/21
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today was the Overview for the Decades Group Presentation.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
3) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Thursday, November 17, 2016; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was our introduction to the Critical Lens genre of writing; we looked at a sample essay, highlighting it to show the parts of HIDDEN, and then we started writing a response to Bill Pronzini's "Strangers in the Fog."
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) List U Word Study due 11/18
3) List U Quiz 11/21
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we evaluated our progress with the Decades Research Product and then had some class time for planning.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
3) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Wednesday, November 16, 2016; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we finished reading Bill Pronzini's "Strangers in the Fog"; we discussed the story and started working through the Short Story Analysis pages.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Review your HIDDEN Common Theme Response feedback on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/16
3) List U Word Study due 11/18
4) List U Quiz 11/21
5) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
6) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we shared ideas for the Decades Research Product and then had some class time for planning.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
3) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Tuesday, November 15, 2016; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started reading Bill Pronzini's "Strangers in the Fog," after reviewing the story vocabulary and annotation guidelines.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Review your HIDDEN Common Theme Response feedback on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/16
3) List U Word Study due 11/18
4) List U Quiz 11/21
5) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
6) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we reviewed expectations for the Decades Research Product and then had some class time for planning.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
3) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Monday, November 14, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read the About the Author page on Bill Pronzini, in preparation for the first story of our Short Story Unit. We then took the quiz on List I.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Review your HIDDEN Common Theme Response feedback on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/16
3) List U Word Study due 11/18
4) List U Quiz 11/21
5) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
6) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we discussed expectations for the Decades Research Product. We received a packet of calendars and discussed the plan for the rest of the Decades Research Unit.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Individual Research Report with Works Cited List due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/29
3) Decades Individual Research Product due (on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM for the song or story) 11/29
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/28

Thursday, November 10, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we practiced List I and then reviewed the Elements of Fiction for the Short Story Unit. We had some time to work on List U (Short Story Unit Vocab).
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) List U Word Study due 11/18
3) List I Quiz 11/14
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we were in the library for Independent Research Time for the Decades Project.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Wednesday, November 9, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we started the Short Story Unit by defining elements of fiction and fictional genres.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) List I Word Study due 11/10
3) List I Quiz 11/14
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we were in the library for Independent Research Time for the Decades Project.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Tuesday, November 8, 2016; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we took the Poetry Unit Test.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) List I Word Study due 11/10
3) List I Quiz 11/14
4) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took the Poetry Unit Test.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
3) Fall Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 12/6
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Monday, November 7, 2016; Day 6

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we took the quiz on List H and had some time to review for the Poetry Unit Test via Quizlet.
Homework:
1) List I Word Study due 11/10
2) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
3) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test TOMORROW!
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we took the quiz on List H and had some time to review for the Poetry Unit Test via Quizlet.
Homework:
1) Portfolio Submission #1 due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 11/21
2) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
3) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test TOMORROW!
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Friday, November 4, 2016; Day 5

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we did a peer review of Section 2 Notes for the Fiction Book Report; books went home today for the remainder of the project (due 12/6).
Homework:
1) List I Word Study due 11/10
2) List H Quiz 11/7
3) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we did a peer review of Section 2 Notes for the Fiction Book Report; books went home today for the remainder of the project (due 12/6).
Homework:
1) List H Quiz 11/7
2) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
3) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Thursday, November 3, 2016; Day 4

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we read, analyzed, and discussed Sharon Creech's Love That Dog, noting references to poems we've studied in class.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we were in the library for Independent Research Time for the Decades Project.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Wednesday, November 2, 2016; Day 3

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we studied the differences between cliches, puns, and idioms, also talking about when to use them and when to avoid them.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we talked about the Decades Research Project; we received the overview packet and the research graphic organizer.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Decades Research Graphic Organizer due 11/14
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Tuesday, November 1, 2016; Day 2

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today was a writing workshop day; we wrote silly sonnets.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we differentiated among cliches, puns, and idioms; then we wrote silly sonnets.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Monday, October 31, 2016; Day 1

ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):

Today we wrote silly spooky stories and then took the List G quiz.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14
SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
Today we completed Preference Forms for the upcoming Decades Research Project and then took the List G quiz.
Homework:
1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3
2) List H Word Study due 11/4
3) List H Quiz 11/7
4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Unit Test on 11/8
5) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 11/14

Friday, October 28, 2016; Day 6

Today was an Independent Reading Day with Chrome Books for typing Section 2 of the Book Report.

Homework:

1) Share Section 2 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 11/3

2) List H Word Study due 11/4

3) List G Quiz 10/31

4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Test on 11/8

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Thursday, October 27, 2016; Day 5

Today we did a close reading of "Jabberwocky." We also reviewed the 8 parts of speech and defined the expression "artistic/poetic license."

Homework:

1) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27 (TONIGHT!)

2) List G Word Study due 10/28

3) List G Quiz 10/31

4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Test on 11/8

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Wednesday, October 26, 2016; Day 4

Today we continued our close reading of "The Raven." We also received the Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet and talked about the format/content of the test.

Homework:

1) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27 (TOMORROW!)

2) List G Word Study due 10/28

3) List G Quiz 10/31

4) Study terms on Poetry Unit Test Review Sheet in preparation for the Poetry Test on 11/8

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31


Tuesday, October 25, 2016; Day 3

Today we started a close reading of "The Raven."

Homework:

1) Complete Poetry Packet page 39 for 10/26

2) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27

3) List G Word Study due 10/28

4) List G Quiz 10/31

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Monday, October 24, 2016; Day 2

Today we took the quiz on List F and then we had some time to work on List G/HIDDEN Common Theme Response/Independent Reading.

Homework:

1) Complete Poetry Packet pages 37-38 for 10/25

2) Review your "I Am From..." Poem feedback/score on Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/24

3) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27

4) List G Word Study due 10/28

5) List G Quiz 10/31

6) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Friday, October 21, 2016; Day 1

Today was an Independent Reading Day; we also practiced for the List F Word Study.

Homework:

1) Review your "I Am From..." Poem feedback/score on Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/24

2) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27

3) List G Word Study due 10/28

4) List F Quiz 10/24

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Thursday, October 20, 2016; Day 6

Today was a writing workshop day, as we continued to work with the HIDDEN Common Theme Response.

Homework:

1) Review your "I Am From..." Poem feedback/score on Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/24

2) HIDDEN Common Theme Response Assignment due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/27

3) List F Word Study due 10/21

4) List F Quiz 10/24

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Wednesday, October 19, 2016; Day 5

Today was a writing workshop day, as we worked with tone and the concepts of discrimination, prejudice, and/or stereotyping in the poems "The Cold Within" and "Still I Rise."

Homework:

1) List F Word Study due 10/21

2) List F Quiz 10/24

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Tuesday, October 18, 2016; Day 4

Today was a writing workshop day, as we worked with tone and the concept of perseverance in the poems "Mother to Son" and "Still I Rise."

Homework:

1) List F Word Study due 10/21

2) List F Quiz 10/24

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Monday, October 17, 2016; Day 3

Today we took the quiz on List E; we also read "The Road Not Taken."

Homework:

1) Complete Poetry Packet pages 56-57 10/18

2) List F Word Study due 10/21

3) List F Quiz 10/24

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/31

Friday, October 14, 2016; Day 2

Today we did a Peer Review of Section 1 of the Fiction Book Report, and then we continued with our Independent Reading Day.

Homework:

1) List F Word Study due 10/21

2) List E Quiz 10/17

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Thursday, October 13, 2016; Day 1

Today we learned the H.I.D.D.E.N. Strategy for written responses.

Homework:

1) Share Section 1 of Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00 PM 10/13

2) List E Word Study due 10/14

3) List E Quiz 10/17

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Wednesday, October 12, 2016; Day 6

Today we analyzed and discussed the following poems: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Mother to Son," and "Still I Rise."

Homework:

1) Share Section 1 of Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00 PM 10/13

2) "I Am From..." Poem due on Turnitin.com by 7:00 PM TONIGHT!

3) List E Word Study due 10/14

4) List E Quiz 10/17

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Tuesday, October 11, 2016; Day 5

Today we took the quiz for List D, and then we had some time to work on List E and/or some of the other homework items (see below).

Homework:

1) Questions, Poetry Packet p. 55 10/12

2) Share Section 1 of Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00 PM 10/13

3) "I Am From..." Poem due on Turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 10/12

4) List E Word Study due 10/14

5) List E Quiz 10/17

6) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Thursday, October 6, 2016; Day 4

Today we started typing Section 1 of the Fiction Book Report, to share with Mrs. Delmage and our Reading Partners by 10/13.

Homework:

1) Share Section 1 of Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00 PM 10/13

2) "I Am From..." Poem due on Turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 10/12

3) List E Word Study due 10/14

4) List D Quiz 10/11* (This is Tuesday, not Monday)

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Wednesday, October 5, 2016; Day 3

Today we reviewed poetry terms (connotation, denotation, rhyme, rhyme scheme, the building blocks of poetry) and had a Writer's Workshop (SWBST story development and/or "I Am From..." poem development).

Homework:

1) Share Section 1 of Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage and with your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00 PM 10/13

2) "I Am From..." Poem due on Turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 10/12

3) List D Word Study due 10/6* (This is Thursday, not Friday)

4) List D Quiz 10/11* (This is Tuesday, not Monday)

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Tuesday, October 4, 2016; Day 2

Today we discussed the definitions for Poetry and Free Verse Poetry, and then we started working on the "I Am From..." Free Verse Poem assignment, which is due to Turnitin.com by 7PM on 10/12.

Homework:

1) "I Am From..." Poem due on Turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 10/12

2) List D Word Study due 10/6* (This is Thursday, not Friday)

3) List D Quiz 10/11* (This is Tuesday, not Monday)

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Monday, October 3, 2016; Day 1

Today we took the quiz on List C, and then we had some time to work on List D.

Homework:

1) List D Word Study due 10/6* (This is Thursday, not Friday)

2) List D Quiz 10/11* (This is Tuesday, not Monday)

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/17

Friday, September 30, 2016; Day 6

Today was an Independent Reading Day.

Homework:

1) List D Word Study due 10/6* (This is a Thursday, not a Friday)

2) List C Quiz 10/3

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Thursday, September 29, 2016; Day 5

Today we took the STAR Reading Assessment and then had some time for independent reading.

Homework:

1) List C Word Study due 9/30

2) List C Quiz 10/3

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3


Wednesday, September 28, 2016; Day 4

Today we reviewed the Glossary of Literary Terms/Devices and analyzed devices at work in cartoons and a video clip.

Homework:

1) Show Me in a Picture # 2 due 9/29

2) List C Word Study due 9/30

3) List C Quiz 10/3

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Tuesday, September 27, 2016; Day 3

Today we reviewed the Glossary of Literary Terms/Devices and then expanded our SWBST stories with these devices in mind.

Homework:

1) Show Me in a Picture # 1 due 9/28

2) List C Word Study due 9/30

3) List C Quiz 10/3

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Monday, September 26, 2016; Day 2

Today we took the quiz on List B, then we had some time to work on List C, Show Me in a Picture # 1, and/or Independent Reading.

Homework:

1) Show Me in a Picture # 1 due 9/28

2) List C Word Study due 9/30

3) List C Quiz 10/3

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Friday, September 23, 2016; Day 1

Today was our first Independent Reading Day!

Homework:

1) List C Word Study due 9/30

2) List B Quiz 9/26

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Thursday, September 22, 2016; Day 6

Today we looked at the Independent Reading Book Report Model Notes Pages and Sample Reports. We also spent time analyzing the Glossary of Literary Terms. All of these documents are in the Course Pack, Section 1.

Homework:

1) List B Word Study due 9/23

2) List B Quiz 9/26

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Wednesday, September 21, 2016; Day 5

Today we discussed Annotation Guidelines (Course Pack Section 2, pages 3-4) and practiced annotating the first chapter of The Hunger Games. We also connected the types of notes we take for the Fiction Independent Reading Book Report to these Annotation Guidelines.

Homework:

1) List B Word Study due 9/23

2) List B Quiz 9/26

3) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Tuesday, September 20, 2016; Day 4

Today we discussed expectations for the Fall Fiction Book Report, going over the four types of notes, the number of sections, sample notes, and a sample report.

Homework:

1) School-Family Compact due to English teacher 9/21

2) List B Word Study due 9/23

3) List B Quiz 9/26

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Monday, September 19, 2016; Day 3

Today we took the quiz for List A and had some time to work on List B.

Homework:

1) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for Check-in only 9/20

2) School-Family Compact due to English teacher 9/21

3) List B Word Study due 9/23

4) List B Quiz 9/26

5) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 10/3

Friday, September 16, 2016; Day 2

Today we practiced List A, looked at a sample Word Study quiz in preparation for Monday's List A Quiz, and distributed List B packets. Then we wrote a baseline essay for the On-Demand Argument Pre-Assessment.

Homework:

1) List B Word Study due 9/23

2) List A Quiz 9/19

3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for Check-in only 9/20

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 9/19

Thursday, September 15, 2016; Day 1

Today we started our Poetry Unit with Bio-Poems. We also visited the Book Fair during class.

Homework:

1) List A Word Study due 9/16

2) List A Quiz 9/19

3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for Check-in only 9/20

4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 9/19

Wednesday, September 14, 2016; Day 6

Today we assembled our Course Packs (remember, these house handy reference materials for each of the units we study -- such as sample sentences for the Word Study!). We learned how to send emails with attachments. We also learned more about Turnitin.com, submitting our first written assignment (Somebody Wanted, But, So, Then -- a creative short story).
Homework:
1) List A Word Study due 9/16
2) List A Quiz 9/19
3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for Check-in only 9/20
4) 2-week calendar is due with signatures on both sides 9/19

Tuesday, September 13, 2016; Day 5

Today we familiarized ourselves with MLA formatting and practiced typing a short story in MLA format (Somebody Wanted, But, So, Then...).

Homework:

1) Course supplies (1-subject notebook, pen/pencil - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder, *optional - highlighters) due 9/14

2) List A Word Study due 9/16

3) List A Quiz 9/19

4) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/20

5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/19

Monday, September 12, 2016; Day 4

Today we reset our network password, created an account on Turnitin.com, joined courses on Schoology, navigated the class website, and browsed the fiction book selection in the library.
Homework:
1) Course supplies (1-subject notebook, pen/pencil - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder, *optional - highlighters) due 9/14
2) List A Word Study due 9/16
3) List A Quiz 9/19
4) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/20
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/19

Friday, September 9, 2016; Day 3

Today we reviewed the two-week calendar system (remember, you've got a copy of the help guide to help you and your parents navigate this important document). We also had time to begin working on our first academic vocabulary list.

Thursday, September 8, 2016; Day 2

Today we reviewed the course syllabus; please share with parents, sign, and return this document. We also discussed the idea of active learning. In addition to gathering your course supplies, please find a fiction independent reading book.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016; Day 1

It was nice to meet you today. Please start gathering your course supplies (1-subject notebook, pencil/pen - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder; *optional - highlighters).