Week of 5/29 - 6/1Students are working on a series of writing assignments that go along with "The War of the Worlds" movie we watched last week in class.
We will have our final on Wednesday.
Tuesday 5/29 - Writing Assignments Due: By End of Class!
Wednesday 5/30 - FINAL EXAM
Week of 5/21 - 5/25We have completely finished our "World's End" literature unit. Students did an excellent job connecting themes and big ideas throughout the unit of diverse literature and media! I will now treat them to a movie and a snack! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we will be watching "War of the Worlds" which is a variation of the novel written by Orson Wells. Students will make connections between this film and the stories we read in the literature unit.
We will then move on to tackle a short poetry unit to end the school year. This will come with a project instead of a test.
Week of 5/14 - 5/18Students worked on a movie poster last week in class. This poster is due on Monday. We will then move on to four separate articles/media stories that focus on the end of times.
Monday 5/14 - Project Due: Movie Poster
Wednesday 5/16 and Friday 5/17 - TESTS - Students will test on independent read stories
Week of 5/7 - 5/11We are still plugging along with our "World's End" literature unit. We will test on the radio broadcast about "The War of the Worlds" as well as the accompanying article "The Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic" Students will be working on a poster project where they will design a movie poster for a story of their choice for the rest of the week.
Tuesday 5/8 - Test - War of the Worlds
Tuesday 5/8 - Classwork Due: War of the Worlds Study Guide and Worksheets
Week of 4/30 - 5/4We will complete the poetry collection this week. We will then move on to the final story in the "World's End" unit: The War of the Worlds. +
Monday 4/30 - Test: Poetry Collection from "World's End" Unit
Monday 4/30 - Classwork Due: Poetry Study Guide
Week of 4/23 - 4/27Students will begin a poetry unit in their textbooks this week in class. We are still reading the "World's End" unit and will be reading poems from this unit.
Week of 4/16 - 4/20We are reading the next story in our "World's End" unit. This story, "The Nuclear Tourist," will be one of the last stories in this unit of study.
Wednesday 4/18 - Test: The Nuclear Tourist
Wednesday 4/18 - Study Guide Due: The Nuclear Tourist
Week of 4/9 - 4/13Students will be taking their test on "There Will Come Soft Rains" this week in class. We will then be moving onto our next story in the "World's End" unit, "The Nuclear Tourist."
Tuesday 4/10 - Test: There Will Come Soft Rains
Tuesday 4/10 - Classwork Due: Babylon Study Guide
Week of 3/26 - 3/29Well, last week was a bust. Now we are moving our dates to this week.
Wednesday 3/28 - Test: By the Waters of Babylon
Wednesday 3/28 - Classwork Due: Babylon Study Guide
Week of 3/19 - 3/23Students are continuing reading the short story "By the Waters of Babylon" this week in class. We will be reading as a class as well as in small groups. This is the first story in our "World's End" unit of literature.
Thursday 3/22 - Test: By the Waters of Babylon
Thursday 3/22 - Classwork Due: Babylon Study Guide
Week of 3/12 - 3/16Students will finish our discussion and writing activities on writers' techniques this week. They will have a test on the information in their "Short Story Packet."
Tuesday 3/13 - Test: Short Story Terms
Tuesday 3/13 - Classwork Due: Short Story Packet
Week of 2/26 - 3/2Students will be taking a test on the news article and video coverage we have been studying this week. Students will then choose from three different short stories to read and will take a short quiz on the story of their choice. This will conclude our "love" unit.
Tuesday 2/27 - Test: Bosnia
Tuesday 2/27 - Study Guide Due: Bosnia
Week of 2/19 - 2/23We will finish watching West Side Story today and will then complete our comparison of this play to Romeo and Juliet. Students will read a news article and watch news footage about a tragedy in Bosnia that is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet.
Test: Bosnia ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
Study Guide Due: Bosnia ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
Independent Learning Test ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
Week of 2/12 - 2/16We are taking the test on our short story "Pyramus and Thisbe" this week in class.
Tuesday 2/13 - Test: Pyramus and Thisbe
Tuesday 2/13 - Classwork Due: Pyramus and Thisbe Study Guide
Week of 2/5 - 2/9Students will be starting the short story from Greek mythology about Pyramus and Thisbe. This story was the inspiration behind Romeo and Juliet. Students will take a quiz on this story when we finish reading it.
Thursday 2/8 - Test: Pyramus and Thisbe
Thursday 2/8 - Classwork Due: Pyramus and Thisbe Study Guide
Week of 1/29 - 2/2Students will continue with our reading of the articles we've been looking at. Students will have a test on the articles once we complete our reading and discussion.
Test: Literary Criticism TBA
Week of 1/22 - 1/26Students will be completing their Facebook projects this week. We will then begin reading from our text books. Students must bring volume 2 text books to class next week!
Monday 1/22 - Project Due: Facebook Profile (due by end of class)
Tuesday 1/23 - *Note - Students must bring books to class!
Week of 1/15 - 1/19This week, students will be working on a final project for Romeo and Juliet. Students will be creating a fake Facebook profile for 2 of the characters involve din Romeo and Juliet. We will be in the computer lab Monday - Wednesday to complete this assignment.
Wednesday 1/17 - Project Due: Facebook Profile (due by end of class)
Thursday 1/18 - *Note - Students must bring books to class!
Week of 12/18 -12/22We will complete our reading of Romeo and Juliet on Monday of this week. Students will use Tuesday to review for Act V. Students will not have a test on the play as a whole, but will rather complete a test on Act V this week.
Wednesday 12/20 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act V
Wednesday 12/20 - Classwork Due: Study Guide Act V & Tragedy Worksheet
Week of 12/11 - 12/15This week students will be testing on Act IV of Romeo and Juliet. We will then move on to complete the play by reading Act V in class together.
Tuesday 12/12 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act IV
Tuesday 12/12 - Classwork Due: Study Guide Act IV
Week of 12/4 - 12/8Students will be taking the second round of their CDT tests this week. They will be testing Monday-Wednesday. Once testing is finished, we will be continuing with our reading of Romeo and Juliet Act IV.
Week of 11/20- 11/22
This week, we will be finishing our reading of Act III in Romeo and Juliet. I was hoping to have the students take the test on this act before Thanksgiving break, but unfortunately we will not have the time to do so. Students will have a review of Act III on the day they return from Thanksgiving break, and the test will be the following day (Wednesday, November 29).
Week of 11/13 - 11/17We are keeping up with our reading and acting out of Romeo and Juliet. We are getting into Act III this week and will read each scene in class. Students will have some worksheets to complete in class and may have to finish these worksheets for homework.
The test for Act III will most likely be the following week (Tuesday, 11/21).
Week of 11/6 - 11/10Students will continue reading and acting out our play this week. We will be wrapping up Act II by the end of the week and will hopefully be having this test on Friday.
Friday 11/10 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Friday 11/10 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide II
Week of 10/30 - 11/3We are continuing our reading of Romeo and Juliet this week. We will be reading and acting out Act II of this play in class. Students will also have supplementary worksheets to complete in class and may have to finish these for homework.
Week of 10/23 - 10/27We are continuing our reading of Romeo and Juliet this week. We will be completing a test on Act I of this play Wednesday of this week.
Wednesday 10/25 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Wednesday 10/25 - Classwork Due: Romeo and Juliet Study Guide I
Week of 10/16 - 10/20Students will be starting to read Romeo and Juliet this week in class. The students will be responsible for keeping up with their study guides that will go along with the reading. Hopefully we will be able to complete a test on Act I by the end of the week.
Week of 10/10 - 10/13Students will be starting to read Romeo and Juliet this week in class. The students will be responsible for keeping up with their study guides that will go along with the reading.
Week of 10/2 - 10/6Students will be learning about the life and times of Shakespeare this week in class.
Wednesday 10/4 - Quiz: Intro to Shakespeare
Wednesday 10/4 - Classwork Due: Literature and Culture Worksheet
Thursday 10/5 - SSR - Silent Sustained Reading
Week of 9/25 - 9/29Students will be taking CDT (Classroom Diagnostic Tools) tests this week in class on. These tests are taken on the computers at school. They are similar to the Keystone Tests that students will be taking in high school. The purpose of these tests is to show the students' strengths and weaknesses in their English skills. **Students will be receiving a grade in their English class based on their performance on this test.
Monday 9/25 - CDT TEST
Tuesday 9/26 - CDT TEST
Wednesday 9/27 - CDT TEST
Week of 9/18 - 9/22All students should have submitted their personal narrative essays by the end of last week!
We are now turning our focus to grammar. We are doing a short grammar unit on Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives. When we wrap up this lesson, we will be moving on to a discussion about Shakespeare and the time period during which he lived.
Wednesday 9/20 - Quiz: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
Wednesday 9/20 - Classwork Due: Grammar Packet
Wednesday 9/20 - SSR - Students need a book or magazine to read in class.
Week of 9/11 - 9/15Students will be typing their personal narrative essays this week. They should have all organizers (3) filled in and should have a rough draft of an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion ready to type by Monday or Tuesday. All students are working at a different pace, so some may be typing Monday while others are finishing their rough drafts.
Wednesday 9/13 - Typed Draft of Essay Due! (100 points)
Wednesday 9/13 - Organizers for Essay Due!
Week of 9/5 - 9/8Students will begin writing their personal narrative essays this week in class. They will be writing about a personal experience using a specific five paragraph essay set up. They will have organizers to help guide their writing, and they will read examples to see what a personal narrative essay looks like.
Each day we will be writing a different part of this essay. There is no homework this week, but students are responsible for having all organizers filled in and paragraphs written in class.
Week of 8/28 - 9/1
We will go over the introduction to the course and all of the expectations for this course.Students will begin studying grammar this week in class!
Students will need a 2 inch 3-ring-binder for their English course this year.
Wednesday 8/30 - Due: Syllabus and Behavior Contract Signed and Returned
Friday 9/1 - Due: 2 inch 3-Ring-Binder