Thursday, August 24, 2017

Academic English 9

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

We 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 - 10/20

Students 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 - 10/13

Students 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 - 10/6

Students 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 - 9/29

Students 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 - 9/22

All 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 - 9/15

Students 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 - 9/8

Students 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 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mythology

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

Students are going to be presenting their lessons this week in class. All students will copy notes on these lessons and will take student-made quizzes on the lessons. All quizzes will be "open-notes."

Wednesday 10/25 - Quizzes: Student Presentations

Week of 10/16 - 10/20

Students will be working in the computer lab this week in order to complete a group/partner project. Students are researching a myth and creating a power point in order to help guide a lesson they will design for our class. They will teach our class about the myth they have been assigned. They will also create a quiz for this project.


Week of 10/10 - 10/13

This week we will be finishing our "Earliest Heroes" chapter and having a test on these stories. We will also be attending the Renaissance Faire field trip this week!

Wednesday 10/11 - Quiz: Earliest Heroes
Wednesday 10/11 - Classwork Due: Earliest Heroes Study Guide
Thursday 10/12 - Renaissance Faire Field Trip - Students must report to the lower lobby at 7:20

Week of 10/2 - 10/6

Students are continuing with the myth of Demeter and Dionysus this week in class. Students must have permission slips signed and returned along with check (made out to North Schuylkill Activity Fund) or cash ($34.00) by Wednesday, October 4 in order to attend the Renaissance Faire Field trip!

Tuesday 10/3 - Quiz: Demeter and Dionysus
Tuesday 10/3 - Classwork Due: Demeter and Dionysus Study Guide


Week of 9/25 - 9/29

All projects will now be due on Monday, 9/25. Students will have Monday's class period to finish working on their poster projects. We will then begin our reading of our first myth in class. Students will have a quiz on this myth upon completion.

Thursday 9/28 - Classwork Due: Gods of Earth Study Guide
Thursday 9/28 - Quiz: Gods of Earth

Week of 9/18 - 9/22

Our class will finish watching and discussing the film "Moana" and how it applies to Greek Mythology in class this week. Students will fill in an organizer that lists the ways this movie would fit into three categories of myths.
We will be working on two different projects in the computer lab this week. These projects will be due by the end of the week .

Friday 9/22 - Project Due: Poster Project
Friday 9/22 - Project Due: Theme Song / Lyrics Project

Week of 9/11 - 9/15

We will be completing our last set of notes this week in class and students will have a quiz on these notes. We will also be watching Disney's "Moana" this week in class which will help supplement our understanding of the three principal categories of myths. Students will be writing about these categories and how "Moana" may fit into each category.

Tuesday 9/12 - Classwork Due: Lesser Gods Study Guide
Tuesday 9/12 - Quiz: Lesser Gods

Week of 9/5 - 9/8

Students will be taking a quiz on the introduction to the course this week. We will then begin our study of the major gods and goddesses.

Tuesday 9/5- Classwork Due: Olympians Worksheet
Tuesday 9/5- Quiz: Olympians

**Please note that all test dates and due dates are subject to change depending on the pace of the course!


Week of 8/28 - 9/1 


Students will begin studying mythology this week in class! 

Students will need a 2 inch 3-ring binder for this course along with some loose leaf paper. Students will have a text book that they will keep in class. They will be able to sign this text book out in case they miss class for any reason.  I hope to see you at meet the teacher night! 

Thursday 8/31 - Classwork Due: Intro to Myth Worksheet
Thursday 8/31 - Quiz: Intro to Mythology 

Basic English 9

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

We 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 - 10/20

Students 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 quiz on Act I by the end of the week.

Week of 10/10 - 10/13

Students 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 - 10/6


Students 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 - 9/29


Students 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 - 9/22

All 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 - 9/15

Students 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 - 9/8

Students 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 

Honors English 9

Week of 10/23 - 10/27

We are continuing our reading of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet this week. Students will have a test on Act II on Friday of this week. Students will be responsible for completing reading outside of class this week and will also have multiple worksheets that will be due by the end of the week. Students will have to budget their class time in order to complete these assignments in class. If they are unable to complete these assignments in class, they will have to finish them for homework.

Friday 10/27 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act II
Friday 10/27 - Classwork/Homework Due: Act II Study Guide, Latin Prefix counter- Worksheet, Poetic Forms Worksheets

Week of 10/16 - 10/20

This week the students will take their first test on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students will have a test on Act I. Students will also be held responsible for reading selections at home from now on. I showed students how to easily access the modern English translation via my Homework Helpline page. This can be found on the right hand side of my page under the tab "Helpful Websites." The Link is titled "Romeo and Juliet Script." Students will receive "pop quizzes" whenever they are assigned scenes to read independently.

Tuesday 10/17 - Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Tuesday 10/17 - Classwork/Homework Due: Act I Study Guide, Latin Prefix trans- Worksheet

Wednesday 10/18 - S.S.R. - Students must have a novel to read

Week of 10/10 - 10/13

We will continue our reading of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. We should finish reading Act I this week and will plan to have the test on act I as soon as we are finished reading. I anticipate this test to take place on Friday, 10/13.

Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act I
Classwork/Homework Due: Act I Study Guide, Latin Prefix trans- Worksheet

Week of 10/2 - 10/6

Students will b reading Act I of Romeo and Juliet this week in class. Students are able to access the textbook from any device that is connected to the internet by using the following website:

https://www.pearsonrealize.com/index.html#/

In case a student leaves  a book at home, they can access it from anywhere. Please find, too, a helpful website on my homework page that shows the students the Shakespearean text paired with modern language:

http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/

Students will have sections to read for homework. Students will have pop quizzes on the reading they do for homework.

Friday 10/6 - Classwork/Homework Due: Oxymoron Worksheet, Elements of a Drama Worksheet

Week of 9/25 - 9/29

Students 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 - 9/22

This week we will be shifting our focus from grammar to Shakespeare. We will discuss the life and times of Shakespeare and begin getting ready to read Romeo and Juliet. Students will have a quiz on Shakespeare's life and times this week.

Wednesday 9/20 - Quiz: Shakespeare
Wednesday 9/20 - Worksheet Due: "As You Read"
Wednesday 9/20 - SSR - Students should have a book or magazine to read in class

Week of 9/11 - 9/15

We are continuing our study of grammar this week in class. Students are copying notes and doing exercises in a note packet. Students can expect a test at the end of the week. Students will receive a practice test on the day before their test. The day after this test, students will have their first SSR period. They can bring material from home to read or they may borrow a book from my classroom library.

Thursday 9/14 - Test: Grammar - Complements and Parts of Speech
Friday 9/15 - SSR - Students should have reading materials ready

 

Week of 9/5 - 9/8

We will begin working on grammar this week in class. Students will review over grammar terms and will be tested on these terms by the end of the week.




Week of 8/28 - 9/1


Students will start this week with a review on Monday of the summer reading novel Flowers for Algernon. 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 this week in class. 

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

Tuesday 8/29 - Test: Summer Reading Test 
Friday 9/1 - Due: Syllabus and Behavior Contract Signed and Returned 
Friday 9/1 - Due: 2 inch 3-Ring-Binder