Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mythology

Week of 12/10 - 12/14

Students will be watching the movie "Troy" this week in class as a way to bypass reading "The Iliad" so that they can understand the events of the Trojan War. This will prepare us to read "The Odyssey" next week.  Students will receive a test grade for the study guide they will fill in while they read.

 

Week of 12/3 - 12/7

Students will discuss Hercules the myth and we will watch Disney's Hercules and compare the two. We will then move on to our next hero's quest.

Week of 11/13 - 11/16

We will continue with our love and heroes theme this week in class. We are starting to examine the myth of Cupid and Psyche. We will test on this by the end of the week.

Friday 11/6 - Test: Cupid and Psyche

Week of 11/5 - 11/9

This week we will wrap up our unit on 8 Brief Tales of Lovers and begin reading the story of Perseus. We will enter into the Hero's Quest section of the course.

Monday 11/5 - Test: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers (Open Notes - Jigsaw Activity)
Thursday 11/8 - Test: Perseus

Week of 10/22 - 10/26

We are continuing with our research projects in class this week! Students are presenting their findings and taking tests on each other's presentations. We are then going to move into our 8 brief tales of lovers unit.

Week of 10/15 - 10/19

Students are continuing their research projects this week in class. Once they have conducted their research, they will create and present a lesson for their class.

Week of 10/8-10/12

Students will complete the chapter on the two great gods of Earth. We will then begin doing research and creating presentations on myths that will be assigned to groups of students. Students will get to choose a partner to work with for this research project.

Wednesday 10/10 - Test: Demeter and Dionysus
Wednesday 10/10 - Classwork Due: Demeter and Dionysus study guide

Thursday 10/11 and Friday 10/12 - Students will be conducting research and creating presentations with a partner in the library.


Week of 10/1 - 10/5

This week we will wrap up our unit on the earliest heroes and begin discussing the two great gods of earth: Demeter and Dionysus.

We will also travel to the PA Renaissance Faire this week as a class!

Monday 10/1 - Quiz: The Earliest Heroes
Monday 10/1 - Classwork Due: The Earliest Heroes Worksheet

Wednesday 10/3  - Renaissance Faire!

Week of 9/24-9/28

This week in class we are finishing our movie and discussing the ways it ties into our course. We will also begin reading our chapter on the earliest heroes.


Week of 9/17 - 9/21

This week in class, we will be finishing up our poster projects. Also, we will begin discussing the different cultural aspects of the Polynesian myths and how they compare to the ancient Greek myths. We will then watch Disney's "Moana" and discuss the different mythical aspects of this film,

Tuesday 9/18 - Project Due: Poster Project (due at end of class)

Week of 9/10 - 9/14

This week in class, we are discussing the lesser gods. Students will take a test on the study guide and the notes on "Lesser Gods" and they will be given class time in the library to complete two projects by the end of the week.

Wednesday 9/12 - Quiz: Lesser Gods
Wednesday 9/12 - Classwork Due: Lesser Gods Study Guide
Friday 9/14 - Project Due: Lyrics Project due by end of class

Week of 8/27-8/31

Students will have their first quiz on their intro notes and intro study guides this week.

Friday 8/31 - Quiz: Intro to Myth
Friday 8/31 - Classwork Due: Intro to Myth Study Guide

Basic English 9

Welcome to English 9!


Week of 12/10 - 12/14

Students will finish reading Romeo and Juliet this week in class! We will then have our final test on the play.

Thursday 12/13 - Test: Act V
Thursday 12/13 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act V

Week of 12/3 - 12/7

This week we will be finishing Act IV Romeo and Juliet. Students will test on this and then we will move onto the final act of the play.

Thursday 12/6 - Act IV Test
Thursday 12/6 - Act IV Study Guide Due

Week of 11/13 - 11/16

We are continuing with our reading of Shakespeare this week. Students are acting out Act III in class. We will review over the dramatic speeches concepts in class. Students will also conduct a cause and effect experiment at the end of the week which will help prepare them for the test on this act.

Friday 11/16 - Cause and Effect Activity
Monday 11/19 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act III
Monday 11/19 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act III

Week of 11/5 - 11/9

We will test on Act II of Romeo and Juliet this week. We will watch the movie segment that goes along with Act II, then continue on with Act III.

Tuesday 11/6 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act II
Tuesday 11/6 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act II

Week of 10/22 - 10/26

This week, students are being tested on the first act of Romeo and Juliet. They will have a comprehensive review on Monday, and the test will be on Tuesday.

Tuesday 10/23 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Tuesday 10/23 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act I

Week of 10/15 - 10/19

Students are continuing their reading and acting out of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students are filling out study guides as we read the play. We will hopefully get to have a test on Act I by the week's end.

Week of 10/8 - 10/12

Students will begin reading Romeo and Juliet this week in class. We will be acting it out together and discussing the language and the plot.

Week of 10/1 - 10/5

We will finish our introduction to Shakespeare's life and times this week in class. They will have a quiz to assess their understanding of these materials. The quiz will be on: the Shakespeare notes, the "As You Read" article in the textbook, and the Globe Theatre diagram

Tuesday 10/2 - Quiz on Shakespeare
Tuesday 10/2- Classwork Due: Shakespeare Notes, Globe Diagram, "As You Read" article

Week of 9/24 - 9/28

This week we will continue our notes on Shakespeare. Students will learn about life and times in England in the 1600s and will study the Globe Theatre.

 

Week of 9/18 - 9/21

All students should have submitted their final essay as well as their organizers from the Personal Narrative Essay. We are now ready to move into our Shakespeare study. Students will receive information about the life and times of Shakespeare this week. We will also be taking a standardized test in the computer lab this week.

Wednesday 9/19 - Friday 9/21 - CDT TESTS IN COMPUTER LAB

Week of 9/10 - 9/14

Students are continuing to work on their personal narrative writing assignment this week in class. We have been filling out organizers so that students are able to put together a rough draft that includes all the elements they will be graded on.

My classes will be in the library typing their drafts for the rest of the week.

Friday 9/14 - Essay Due: Final Draft of Personal Narrative submitted by end of class
Friday 9/14 - Organizers Due: All organizers should be completed and handed in by end of class

Week of 8/27 - 8/31

Students will begin brainstorming for a personal narrative essay this week in class. We will be typing these essays and the students will submit them online over the next two weeks.

Students will need a 3-ring binder for this class.

Friday 8/31 - Due: Syllabus signed and returned
Tuesday 9/4 - Due: Binder for class

Honors English 9

Welcome to Honors English 9!

Week of 12/10 - 12/14

Students will finish reading Romeo and Juliet this week in class! We will then go over the elements of a tragedy as well as refresh our lesson on parallel structure to get the students ready for the final test.

Thursday 12/13 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act V
Thursday 12/13 - Study Guide Due: Act V

Week of 12/3 - 12/7

This week we will be finishing our reading of Act IV. Once we are finished reading in class, we will test on Act IV and move onto the final act in the play.

Thursday 12/6 - Act IV Test
Thursday 12/6 - Act IV Study Guide Due

Week of 11/13 - 11/16

We are continuing with our reading of Shakespeare this week. Students are acting out Act III in class. We will review over the dramatic speeches concepts in class. Students will also conduct a cause and effect experiment at the end of the week which will help prepare them for the test on this act.

Friday 11/16 - Cause and Effect Activity
Monday 11/19 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act III
Monday 11/19 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act III

Week of 11/5 - 11/9

We will finish Act II this week in class and will begin reading Act III.

Tuesday 11/6 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act II
Tuesday 11/6 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act II
Wednesday 11/7 - S.S.R.

Week of 10/29 - 11/2

Students will continue reading Romeo and Juliet this week. We are now moving into Act II. Students will be responsible in this act to read sections for homework. Students are encouraged to use the link on the right side of this page to read and understand these passages. They will be quizzed on the sections they read for homework. We will also have worksheets that students will have to complete this week.

Wednesday 10/31 - Read II.iii - Complete "Poetic Structure" Worksheet

Week of 10/22 - 10/26

We will review for our test on Romeo and Juliet Act I Monday in class. Students will complete this test on Tuesday. They will then be given the rest of the class period to complete a SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) assignment.


Tuesday 10/23 - Homework Due: Elements of a Drama Worksheet
Tuesday 10/23 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act I (tentative date)
Tuesday 10/23 - Study Guide Due: Romeo and Juliet Act I (tentative date)

Week of 10/15 - 10/19

We are continuing with Act I of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students are responsible for filling out the study guide as we read the sections together as a class.

Week of 10/8 - 10/12

Students will receive their textbooks this week in class. We will begin our reading of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.  Please remember as the reading continues that there is a link on my homework page to the modern text version of the play! This will be a helpful tool when students are assigned scenes to read independently for homework.

Week of 10/1 - 10/5

Students will attend the Renaissance Faire this week in class! We will also be testing on our Intro to Shakespeare Unit.


Tuesday 10/2 - Test: Intro to Shakespeare

Week of 9/24 - 9/28

This week in class we will begin our study of Shakespeare. We will study Shakespeare's life and times as well as the construction of the Globe Theatre. This will prepare us to begin reading "Romeo and Juliet" in class next week.

Week of 9/18 - 9/21

Students will have a test on their knowledge of grammar concepts this week. On Monday, we will thoroughly review these concepts and students will receive a practice test that is set up identically to the actual test on Tuesday. Students will spend the rest of the week in the computer lab taking a standardized test.

Tuesday 9/18- Test: Complements Grammar Test
Wednesday 9/19 - Friday 9/21 - CDT TESTS IN COMPUTER LAB

Week of 9/10 - 9/14

We are continuing our grammar unit this week in class. Students will be filling out grammar packets while I discuss the concepts on the board this week.


Week of 8/27 - 8/31


Students will start this week with a review on Monday of the summer reading novel The Hobbit. Students will then take the test on this novel on the second day of school.
We will go over the introduction to the course and all of the expectations for this course in the following days. 
Students will begin studying grammar next week in class. 

Students will need a 2 inch 3-ring-binder for their English course this year.

Tuesday 8/28 - Test: Summer Reading Test 
Tuesday 9/4 - Due: 2 inch 3-Ring-Binder