Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mythology

Week of 4/24 - 4/28

This week in class we will be continuing with our reading of "Hercules." Students will work in small groups to read parts of this story and then explain the parts they've been assigned to the rest of the class. We will watch the Disney movie "Hercules" once we are finished reading the story. 

Wednesday 4/26 - Test: Hercules
Wednesday 4/26 - Classwork Due: Hercules Study guide


Week of 4/17 - 4/21

This week, we will be finishing up our quizzes from the research presentations last week. We will begin reading a new myth this week in class. We will read the myth, Cupid and Psyche. We will take a test on this myth upon completion. 

Week of 4/10 - 4/13

Students will be presenting their power points this week in class. They will be teaching their class about the myth that they were assigned to research. Students will take quizzes on each myth that is presented. Students will be allowed to use their notes to take the quizzes. 



Week of 4/3 - 4/7

Students will be completing a research project in the computer lab this week. Students will have four days to research an assigned myth, create a power point about this myth, and create a quiz for their classmates to take. The following week, the students will present their power points to the class. 

Week of 3/27 - 3/31

Students will finish "teaching" each other their assigned myths from our "8 Tales of Lovers" unit. They will be taking an open-notebook test on this unit. Students will also read "Perseus" in class this week. We will then compare this myth with the movie "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief"

Tuesday 3/28 - Open Notes Quiz - 8 Tales of Lovers
Tuesday 3/28 - Classwork Due: 8 Tales of Lovers

Friday 3/31 - Quiz: Perseus 
Friday 3/31 - Classwork Due: Perseus Study Guide 

Week of 3/20 - 3/24

We will finish our reading of "The Quest of the Golden Fleece" in class this week.

Wednesday 3/22 - Quiz: The Quest of the Golden Fleece
Wednesday 3/22 - Classwork Due: The Quest of the Golden Fleece Study Guide

Week of 2/27 - 3/3

Students will be reading a new set of myths this week in class. They will have a quiz on these myths when they are finished reading and discussing them in class. 

Wednesday 3/1 - Quiz: The Earliest Heroes
Wednesday 3/1 - Classwork Due: The Earliest Heroes Study Guide 

Week of 2/21 - 2/24\

Students will be in the computer lab this week to work on a project. They will be working individually or with a partner to create a brochure that advertises a mythological place of their choosing.

Week of 2/13 - 2/16

We will finish our study of "The Two Great Gods of Earth" this week in class.

Wednesday 2/15 - Classwork Due: Two Great Gods of Earth Worksheet
Wednesday 2/15 - Quiz: Two Great Gods of Earth

Week of 2/6 - 2/10

Monday 2/6 - "Free Work Day" Students will have the class period to finish their poster projects and/or complete their worksheets.

Tuesday 2/7 - Projects Due! Lyrics Project and Poster Project Due at beginning of class
Tuesday 2/7 -Classwork Due: Lesser Gods Worksheet
Tuesday 2/7 -  Quiz: Lesser Gods 

Week of 1/30 - 2/3

This week we will be studying the Titans and Olympians. Students will be working in the computer lab to complete two projects.

Monday 1/30 - Classwork Due: Titans and Olympians Worksheet
Monday 1/30 - Quiz: Titans and Olympians

Tuesday  2/7 - Projects Due: Poster Project and Lyrics Project

Week of 1/23 - 1/27

Wednesday 1/24- Classwork Due: Intro to Myth worksheet
Wednesday 1/24- Quiz: Into to Myth


Basic English 9

Week of 4/24 - 4/28

We will continue our reading of "Pyramus and Thisbe" this week in class. Students will complete study guides and vocabulary worksheets to get them ready for their test on this story. We will also begin working on critical reviews this week in class. 

Tuesday 4/25 - Test: Pyramus and Thisbe with Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday 4/25 - Classwork Due: Pyramus and Thisbe Study Guide 

Week of 4/17 - 4/21

This week in class students will continue working on their newspaper assignments. They did a great job on their essays last week in class. The newspapers are coming along nicely, as well! Once we are all finished with this project, we will be moving on to reading literature from the text books. Students must begin bringing textbooks with them to class each day starting this week. 

Wednesday 4/19 - Classwork Due: Newspaper Project 

Week 4/10 - 4/13

Students will continue working on their essays this week in class. Students will have an opportunity to type their essays on Monday in class. 
They will also be working on a final project on this play as well. Students will be given time in class to create a newspaper with articles from the play. 

Tuesday 4/11 - Essay Due: If Romeo and Juliet was Set in Modern Times... 



Week of 4/3 - 4/7

Students will be taking a quiz on the final act of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week. They will also begin drafting an essay about the play. 

Tuesday 4/4 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act V
Tuesday 4/4 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act V

Week of 3/27 - 3/31

We will be taking a quiz on Act IV in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to start the week. Students will then read Act V this week in class as well.

Monday 3/27- Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act IV
Monday 3/27- Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act IV

Week of 3/20 - 3/24

Students will be completing their poster projects this week. We will also read Act IV in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in class this week.

Monday 3/20 - Classwork Due: Poster Project Act III
Friday 3/24 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act IV

Friday 3/24 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act IV

Week of 3/6 - 3/10

Students will continue reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students will be reading Act III; this is the longest act of the play. Once students are finished reading Act III, they will be completing a poster project advertising the act. Hopefully we will be able to have a quiz on Act III by the end of the week. 

Thursday 3/9 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act III (Tentative Date) 
Thursday 3/9 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act III (Tentative Date) 

Week of 2/27 - 3/3

This class continues to do a great job with their reading of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This week, we will be having a quiz on Act II and watching the movie that goes along with the parts that we've read. We will also be beginning Act III of the play which is the longest and most detailed act. Students will be asked to keep up with their study guides in class as we do them together and write answers on the board. 

Monday 2/27 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act II 
Monday 2/27 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act II

Week of 2/21 - 2/24

We will continue reading Act II of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students will be completing study guides in class while we are reading the play.


Week of 2/13 - 2/16

Students will be watching Act I of Romeo and Juliet on Monday, 2/13.
Students will be taking CDT (Classroom Diagnostic Tools) Tests in English class this week. Tuesday and Wednesday, your student will be taking this standardized test in his or her English classroom.

Tuesday 2/14 - CDT TESTS
Wednesday 2/15 - CDT TESTS

*No School for Students Friday, 2/17*

Week of 2/6 - 2/10

Students are doing an excellent job with acting out Romeo and Juliet in class! Students are responsible for filling out the study guides that go along with the play. We will be finishing Act I of the play this week. After the students take a quiz on Act I, we will be viewing a film that corresponds to Act I in the play. 

Tuesday 2/7 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act I
Tuesday 2/7 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act I 

Week of 1/30 - 2/3

We will begin reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet  in class this week. This play will take us until the end of the marking period to complete. Students will be acting the play out in class and completing study guides. Students will take a quiz at the end of each act in the play.


Week of 1/23 - 1/27

We will begin studying Shakespeare this week in class.

Friday 1/27 - Quiz: Intro to Shakespeare - Quiz will be on student note packet, worksheet titled "Literature and Culture," and the diagram of The Globe theatre.

Honors English 9

Week of 4/24 - 4/28

Students will continue working on their expository essays this week in class. We will be having writing workshops throughout the week in order to have students complete their body paragraphs, introductions, and conclusions. Students will also conduct a peer edit/review in class this week. Students are being given time in class to type their essays and complete the peer reviews. 

Wednesday 4/26 - Classwork Due: Typed Draft submitted online by end of class
Thursday 4/27 - Peer Reviews
Friday 4/28 - Essay Due! 

Week of 4/17 - 4/21

We will be very busy this week in class! Students will be preparing to write an essay focusing on which characters in the play are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Students will be working on this essay using class time. As long as students work diligently, they should not have to write any of the essay outside of class. Anticipated due date for essay is Thursday, April 27. 

Project presentations will also be taking place this week. Starting Wednesday, students will be presenting the projects they have been working on. All projects are due on Wednesday! 

Wednesday 4/19 - Project Due: Romeo and Juliet Final Project 

Week of 4/10 - 4/13

As we have finally finished our reading of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, students will be tested on the final act this week. 

Tuesday 4/11 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act V
Tuesday 4/11 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act V

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES: 

**Final Projects: Students were given a handout in class last week with details about their final projects for Romeo and Juliet. Final projects are worth 150 points. The due date for these projects is Wednesday, April 19. All projects must be ready to present to the class on this date. I will be conferencing with students on Tuesday this week to discuss their plans for this project. 

**Essay: Students will also be writing an essay on the play. They will be given ample class time to draft, revise, and type this essay. Anticipated due date for this essay will be Thursday, April 27


Week of 4/3 - 4/7

Students will be taking a test on Act IV of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week. They will also be doing small assignments throughout the week. Students will have some class time to complete these assignments, but will most likely need to finish them for homework. We will begin reading Act V this week; this is the final act of the play. 

Monday 4/3 - Homework Due: Dramatic Elements Worksheet
Thursday 4/6 - Homework Due: Timeline / Journal Entry Assignment

Week of 3/27 - 3/31

Students have finished reading Act III of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. We will complete a review of concepts Monday so that students are ready for the test on Act III Tuesday in class. We will begin our study of Act IV on Wednesday and this should take us into the following week.

*** Students will be offered an extra credit assignment on Monday. They must have this completed by Friday 3/31 in order for me to apply the extra credit points earned to the 3rd marking period grades. Students may earn up to 15 bonus points which may be applied to any assignment/quiz/test/project where they are in need of points.

Tuesday 3/28- Test: Romeo and Juliet Act III
Tuesday 3/28- Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act III





Friday 3/31 - EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT DUE

Week of 3/20 - 3/24

Let's try this again ... Students will be taking their DGP quiz this week. We will also be reading Act III in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Students will be jumping back and forth between scripts and reading from their text books. We will read all of Act III together as a class. Students will have NO out of class reading assignments for this act. Students are responsible for keeping up with their study guides on their own time.

*Students will have two worksheets assigned this week during class. If they are unable to complete these worksheets in class, they must be completed for homework.

Monday 3/20 - Quiz: DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) *Originally scheduled for 3/10

Week of 3/6 - 3/10

This week we will be reviewing Act II of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and students will be taking a test on this act. Students will also be taking a test on a grammar concept we have been doing in class called "DGP." Students will have to complete two sets of DGP for this test. We will continue our reading of the play and students will be responsible for keeping up with reading assignments. 

Thursday 3/9 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act II  * date changed
Thursday 3/9 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act II * date changed

Friday 3/10 - Quiz: DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) 


*The date is changed for the Test on Act II since there is a data delay Wednesday. The test will now be Thursday 3/9!

Week of 2/27 - 3/1

We will continue with our reading of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week. We are now moving onto Act II of the play. Students will be working independently or with one partner in order to create a mock Facebook Profile representing a character from the play. These profiles are created on Microsoft Word; the students are not working on the social media outlet "Facebook" for this project! 



Wednesday 3/1 - Reading Homework Due:  Act II Scene iii
Thursday 3/2 - Reading Homework Due: Act II Scene iv
Friday  3/3 - Project Due: Facebook Project (emailed to teacher by end of the day)
Friday 3/3 - Homework Due: "Counter" Worksheet: Latin Prefixes


*Students will also have reading to do most nights this week. They will receive a scene of the play to read in class and are responsible for reading this portion and answering study guide questions that accompany it. If students are assigned sections to read as homework, they will most likely be given short reading quizzes the following day in class to check that they read the selection.

Week of 2/21 - 2/24

We will finish reading Act I of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students will be tested on what they have read and how they have comprehended the language of Shakespeare.

Friday 2/24 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Friday 2/24 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Act I

Week of 2/13 - 2/16

We will continue with Act I of Romeo and Juliet in class this week. Students are doing an excellent job acting this out in class. Hopefully we will be able to wrap up Act I by the end of the week, but with CDT testing this week, it may not be possible. Please understand that students may be assigned a section of the play to read for homework at any time.

Students will be taking CDT (Classroom Diagnostic Tools) Tests in English class this week. Tuesday and Wednesday, your student will be taking this standardized test in his or her English classroom.

Tuesday 2/14 - CDT TESTS
Wednesday 2/15 - CDT TESTS


 


Week of 2/6 - 2/10

We will begin reading and acting out The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet this week. For any reading the students will be asked to complete at home, they may use their text books or they may use the link on my Homework Helpline page found under "Helpful Websites". This link will give students the play in modern English as well as in Shakespeare's language. 

Quiz dates and due dates for study guides will be posted during the week. 

Week of 1/30 - 2/3

We will begin our study of William Shakespeare this week in class. Students will be reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The reading of this play will take us to the end of the marking period. Students will be reading and acting out the play in class and will also be responsible for reading scenes at home. Students will use their text books (myPerspectives Volume 2) to complete study guides that accompany the play. They will be tested on each act in the play (5 acts total).

Friday 2/3 - Quiz: Introduction to Shakespeare

Friday's quiz will be on (1) Shakespeare student note packet  (2) Literature and Culture worksheet and (3) the diagram of the Globe theater.
Once students complete the quiz, they will have the opportunity to explore the Globe theater using an interactive app on a class set of iPads. Students may want to bring headphones to class this day.

Week of 1/23 - 1/27

We are reviewing over grammar concepts this week in class.

Wednesday 1/24- Quiz: Complements (Direct Object, Indirect Object, Predicate Adjective, Predicate Nominative)