Thursday, August 24, 2017

Academic English 9

Week of 5/29 - 6/1

Students 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 - 5/25

We 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 - 5/18

Students 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 - 5/11

We 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 - 5/4

We 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 - 4/27

Students 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 - 4/20

We 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 - 4/13

Students 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 - 3/29

Well, 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 - 3/23

Students 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 - 3/16

Students 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 - 3/2

Students 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 - 2/23

We 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 - 2/16

We 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 - 2/9

Students 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 - 2/2

Students 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 - 1/26

Students 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 - 1/19

This 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 -12/22

We 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 - 12/15

This 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 - 12/8

Students 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 - 11/17

We 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 - 11/10

Students 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 - 11/3

We 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 - 10/27

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 5/29 - 6/1

We will be taking our final on Tuesday, 5/29. This is the date for the senior finals, and since there are so many seniors in this course, we will all take the final on this day.

The final will be the final test on the story "The Adventures of Odysseus." For the rest of the remaining class periods, we will be watching "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" which is a parallel of the story The Odyssey. We will be filling out a study guide while we watch this.

Week of 5/21 - 5/25

We will finish reading The Odyssey this week in class. I will not be in class on Monday or Tuesday as I am required to proctor the Keystone Exams. Students will be responsible for reading sections of this story on their own and answering the accompanying questions.

Friday 5/25 - Test: They Odyssey

Week of 5/14 - 5/18

We are continuing our viewing of "Troy" this week in class. That should be finished on Monday, and we will then move on to read The Odyssey.

Friday 5/18 - Test - The Odyssey
Friday 5/18 - Classwork Due - The Odyssey Study Guide

Week of 5/7 - 5/11

We are watching "Troy" this week in class. Students have a very detailed study guide to complete while we watch this movie. We will then begin our study of the epic account of The Odyssey.

Week of 4/30 - 5/4

We will be reading and discussing the myth of Hercules this week in class. Students will have a test on this material once we complete the reading. We will then move on to view the movie "Troy" as this movie best captures the major ideas and concepts from Homer's The Illiad. Once the students view this movie, we will be ready to move onto reading Homer's The Odyssey.

Wednesday 5/2 - Test: Hercules
Wednesday 5/2 - Classwork Due: Hercules Study Guide

Week of 4/23 - 4/27

We are continuing with "Perseus" this week in class. After we test on this story, students will be watching "Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief" and comparing the story to this movie.

Wednesday 4/25 - Test: Perseus
Wednesday 4/25 - Classwork Due: Perseus Study Guide

Week of 4/16 - 4/20

Students are reading "Cupid and Psyche" this week in class and will test on this story. Then we will begin reading "Perseus."

Wednesday 4/18 - Test: Cupid and Psyche
Wednesday 4/18 - Study Guide Due: Cupid and Psyche

Week of 4/9 - 4/13

Students will be finishing up our lessons on "8 Brief Tales of Lovers" this week in class. They are doing a jigsaw activity with these stories.

Tuesday 4/10 - Test: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers (Open Notes)
Tuesday 4/10 - Classwork Due: 8 Brief Tales of Lovers study guides

Week of 3/26 - 3/29

Our presentations that were scheduled for last week will now take place this week.

Week  of 3/19 - 3/23

Students are continuing their research projects this week in class. The projects will be due by the end of class on Tuesday 3/20. Students will begin presenting their projects on Wednesday 3/21.

Tuesday 3/20 - Projects Due: Research Projects
Wednesday 3/21 - Friday 3/23 - Presentation of Projects and Test on Presentations

Week of 3/12 - 3/16

Students will be working on a research project this week in class. They will spend the week in the library creating a power point and a test on a myth they have been assigned. They may complete this project with a partner or independently.

Week of 2/26 - 3/2

We will be watching "Moana" this week in class and will be filling in a study guide that goes along with this movie.

Week of 2/19 - 2/23

We will begin our reading of "The Two Great Gods of Earth" story this week in class.

Wednesday 2/21 - Test: Gods of Earth
Wednesday 2/21 - Study Guide Due: Gods of Earth

Week of 2/5 - 2/9

We will complete our final set of notes this week in class and students will be taking a test on these notes. Once we complete this, we will be moving into the library to complete two different projects. Students will have ample  class time to work on these projects.

Tuesday 2/6 - Test: Lesser Gods
Tuesday 2/6 - Classwork Due: Lesser Gods Study Guide
Friday 2/9 - Lyrics/Theme Song Project Due
Friday 2/9 - Poster Project Due

Week of 1/29 - 2/2

We will be learning about the Olympic Gods this week in class. Students will have a test once we are finished the notes and study guide.


Wednesday 1/31 - Test: Olympic Gods
Wednesday 1/31 - Study Guide Due: Olympic Gods

Week of 1/22 - 1/26

Welcome to Mythology! This week we will be covering the basics of Mythology. Students will be taking notes and will complete a test on the material covered in their notes.

Wednesday 1/24 - Test: Intro to Mythology

Week of 1/15 - 1/16

This will be our final week of class for Mythology. With the semester coming to an end on Tuesday, students will be completing and handing in their final projects by the end of class on Monday. Students are creating a board game as a final project rather than taking a paper and pencil final.
We will play the board games on the last day of class (Tuesday 1/16).

Monday 1/15 - Board Games Due by end of class

Week of 12/18 - 12/22


We will be reading the myth of Perseus this week in class. Students will have a test on Wednesday or Thursday of this week on the story.

Wednesday 12/20 or Thursday 12/21 - Test: Perseus
Wednesday 12/20 or Thursday 12/21 - Classwork Due: Perseus Study Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of 12/11 - 12/15

We are continuing with our reading of "The Odyssey" this week in class. We are reading this text as a class and answering the study guide questions as we move along. Students can expect a test on "The Odyssey" on Thursday.

Thursday 12/14 - Test: The OdysseyThursday 12/14 - Study Guides Due: The Odyssey

Week of 12/4 - 12/8

After viewing Troy last week, we are ready to begin our reading of "The Odyssey." This week, we will be reading the epic and discussing the connections to the movie.

Week of 11/28 - 12/1

We are watching the movie "Troy" this week, which parallels the epic account of "The Illiad." Students are taking notes and receiving lecture information as the movie is viewed. We will use our knowledge of battle of the Trojan war and the heroes involved when we begin our reading of "The Odyssey" next week in class.

Week of 11/20- 11/22



 


 

Students will be tested on their knowledge of the "8 Brief Tales of Lovers" unit that we completed last week in groups. They did an excellent job "teaching" each other about the myths they were assigned. We will do a comprehensive review on Monday, and the students will have their tests on Tuesday.

Tuesday 11/21- Test: 8 Tales of Lovers
Tuesday 11/21 - Study Guides Due: 8 Tales of Lovers

 


 


 

Week of 11/13 - 11/17

The students will be leading the class this week as they complete a jigsaw activity that is centered around "8 Brief Tales of Lovers." Students will work in groups to complete this activity. They will be allowed to use their study guides to take the test on these stories.

Week of 11/6 - 11/10

This week we will move on to read the myth "Jason and the Quest of the Golden Fleece." We will be reading this as a class and then students will have a quiz by the end of the week on the reading.

Friday 10/11 - Quiz: Quest of the Golden Fleece
Friday 10/11 - Study Guide Due: Quest of the Golden Fleece

Week of 10/30 - 11/3

The students will be grading the quizzes they created this week in class. We will then move on to read the myth "Jason and the Quest of the Golden Fleece."

Thursday 11/2 - Quiz: Cupid and Psyche
Thursday 11/2 - Study Guide Due: Cupid and Psyche

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 5/29 - 6/1

We will be having our final on Wednesday 5/30. Students will be given a short story to read, a study guide to fill out, and a test to take. They will complete reading the story and taking the test in one class period.

Week of 5/21 - 5/25

This will be a "tricky" week in this class as students will be taking their Keystone Exams in the morning. I would like to try to keep both of my classes on the same schedule, but will have a hard time doing so with the Keystones.

1st Period will miss my class Monday and Tuesday. We will finish reading "Soft Rains" by Thursday and will test on this story by Friday, May 25.

5th Period will finish reading "Soft Rains" on Monday and will test on the story by Wednesday, May 23.

5th Period will then be watching "War of the Worlds" and relating it to the story we just read.

Week of 5/14 - 5/18

We are continuing with our reading of the story "There Will Come Soft Rains" this week in class. We had very good discussion in class last week about how we rely on technology and how technology is taking the place of human interactions. There was great class participation and lots of thoughtful contributions from the students on this topic!

Friday 5/18 - Test: Soft Rains
Friday 5/18 - Classwork Due: Study Guide - Soft Rains

Week of 5/7 - 5/11

Students will be finishing their final projects this week in class. Once we are finished with the projects, students will need their literature textbooks (Volume 2) for the rest of the school year. We will be moving into a literature unit that focuses on stories about the "World's End."

Wednesday 5/9 - PROJECTS DUE - Final Project - The Outsiders (100 points)

Week of 4/30 - 5/4

We are now finished reading "The Outsiders." This week, we will watch the movie and compare the two. For the remainder of the week, students will be completing a final project. This will be a group project and will be worth 100 points.

Week of 4/23 - 4/27

We are continuing our reading of "The Outsiders" this week in class. We are on the last section of this novel which will include the climax, falling action, and resolution. Once we are finished reading, students will have a test on the final section of the novel. We will NOT be taking a test on the entire book, but rather a quiz on the last four chapters. Once we complete the novel, we will be watching the movie and completing a study guide that compares the novel to the movie.

Thursday 4/26 - Quiz: The Outsiders chapters 9-12
Thursday 4/26 - Classwork Due: Study Guide - 150 Points!!!!

Week of 4/16 - 4/20

We are completing a project in class this week. The students will be creating a fake "Facebook" page for a character in the text. Once we are finished with this, we will continue reading the last four chapters of this novel.

Wednesday 4/18 - Facebook Projects Due

Week of 4/9 - 4/13

We are continuing with our reading of "The Outsiders" this week. Students will have a quiz on chapters 4-8 when we finish reading as a class.

Wednesday 4/11 - Quiz: The Outsiders Chapters 4-8

Week of 3/26 - 3/29

Our lessons scheduled for last week will now take place this week.

Thursday 3/29 - Quiz: The Outsiders Chapters 1-4 ***Tentative Date***

Week of 3/19 - 3/23

We are moving on with our reading of "The Outsiders" this week in class. Students are filling in their study guides as we read the novel together as a class. Students may have a quiz by the end of the week depending on how long it takes us to get through the first four chapters.

Friday 3/23 - Quiz: The Outsiders Chapters 1-4 ***Tentative Date***

Week of 3/12 - 3/16

Students will take their test on Short Story Terms this week in class. We will then be moving on to reading our novel, "The Outsiders."

Monday 3/12 - Test: Short Story Terms
Monday 3/12 - Classwork Due: Short Story Terms Packet

Week of 2/26 - 3/2

Students will continue reading "Pyramus and Thisbe" this week in class. We will be testing on this story once we complete our reading.

Wednesday 2/28 - Test: Pyramus and Thisbe
Wednesday 2/28 - Study Guide Due: Pyramus and Thisbe

Week of 2/19 - 2/23

We will finish watching West Side Story this week and complete our study guide and discussion on comparing and contrasting these plays. We will then begin reading our next short story, "Pyramus and Thisbe."

Test: Pyramus and Thisbe ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
 Study Guide Due: Pyramus and Thisbe  ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK

 

Week of 2/12 - 2/16

We are taking the test on our Literary Criticism Articles this week and we will be watching West Side Story  in order to compare this play to Romeo and Juliet.



Tuesday 2/13 - Test: Literary Criticism  *Students will be able to use a worksheet I gave them to take the test.


Tuesday 2/13 - Classwork Due: Literary Criticism Study Guide


Week of 2/5 - 2/9

We are still working on reading the two literary criticism articles. Once we finish reading the second article, the students will have a test on these concepts.

Wednesday 2/7 - Test: Literary Criticism Articles
Wednesday 2/7 - Classwork Due: Literary Criticism Study Guide

Week of 1/29 - 2/2

Students 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 - 1/26

Students will be completing their final projects at the beginning of this week. They must begin bringing their text books to class again this week. Students should be bringing volume 2 of their text books to class.

Tuesday 1/23 - Project Due at end of class:  Newspaper Assignment

Week of 1/15 - 1/18

Students will be creating a final project for Romeo and Juliet this week in class. They will be designing a newspaper and writing newspaper articles to go along with the action of the play. There will be major articles, police blotter articles, wedding and/or death announcements, and advertisements. Students will be working with a group or in pairs to complete this assignment in class.

Thursday 1/17 - Project Due: Newspaper Assignment

 

Week of 12/18 -12/22

We 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 - 12/15

This 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 - 12/8

Students 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 - 11/17

We 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 - 11/10

Students 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 - 11/3

We 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 - 10/27

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 5/29 -6/1

Students will have their last regular test on Tuesday 5/29. This will be an open notes and open book on "The War of the Worlds" materials we have been discussing.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday the students will be given class time to complete a final project. Each group of students is going to be doing a different assignment; they were able to pick from a list of projects. Both classes will do a different "theme" for these projects; 3rd period will focus on "sports" while 7th period will be doing "food" for their theme.

Students will quickly present their projects on Monday, 6/4.

Week of 5/21 - 5/25

This week will be a little bit tricky for my English classes as some of the students will have to take the Algebra Keystone exam Monday and Tuesday and will miss class. Additionally, I will be proctoring the Keystone exams during my 3rd period Honors English class, so I will not meet with these students until Wednesday of next week. We finished reading our poems from this unit last week, and I have moved the test date for the poems until Wednesday of this week to accommodate for this Keystone schedule! After the poetry test, we will begin an article and broadcast about the War of the Worlds.

Wednesday 5/23 - Test: Poetry Collection
Wednesday 5/23 - Study Guide Due: Poetry Collection

Week of 5/14 - 5/18

We will be testing on "The Nuclear Tourist" this week instead of last week. I was unexpectedly out one day last week, which put us behind our goal for the test date. Once we are finished testing on this story, we will begin reading three short poems that go along with our literature unit. I would like to take the classes outside for these poems one day next week if the weather cooperates!

Monday 5/14 - Test: Nuclear Tourist
Monday 5/14 - Classwork Due: Nuclear Tourist Study Guide 

Week of 5/7 - 5/11

We will be reading "The Nuclear Tourist" this week in class. This is an example of travel journalism. Students will have some supplemental worksheets to complete along with their study guides for this story. We will also be viewing some short video clips that focus on the Chernobyl disaster.

Wednesday 5/9 - Quiz: DGP  (last DGP quiz)

Week of 4/30 - 5/4

Students will complete the final week of DGP this week. (DGP quiz next week). We will continue reading There Will Come Soft Rains this week in class. Students will take a test on this story once we finish reading and reviewing the themes in this story.

Thursday 5/3 - Test: Soft Rains
Thursday 5/3 - Classwork Due: Soft Rains Study Guide

Week of 4/23 - 4/27

We are continuing our story "By the Waters of Babylon" this week. Once we finish this story, the students will complete several worksheets discussing the elements of dramatic irony used in this story. Anticipated test date will be Wednesday.


Wednesday 4/25 - Test: By the Waters of Babylon
Wednesday 4/25 - Study Guide Due: By the Waters of Babylon

Week of 4/16 - 4/20

We are beginning the unit in our textbooks this week called "World's End." In this unit, we will explore different futuristic stories and poems that focus on the end of life on earth.

Week of 4/9 - 4/13

Students will be taking their test on "Night" this week in class. We will also be using class time to work on and complete a new poetry project: BlackOut Poetry.

Tuesday 4/10 - TEST: NIGHT  -  100 Points!
Tuesday 4/10 - DUE: Night Study Guide  - 100 Points!

Friday 4/13 - Project Due: Blackout Poem / Presentations

 

Week of 3/26 - 3/29

We were unable to accomplish our goals for last week because of the snow days, so we will try to push everything into this upcoming week. After students take their DGP quiz on Monday, they will be given the remainder of the period to read their novels (SSR). Students will have the opportunity to discuss the study guide for "Night" and we will have a short class discussion on Tuesday 3/27. Wednesday and Thursday, students will be working on their poetry projects.   

Monday 3/26 - Quiz: DGP - Open Notes
Tuesday  3/27 - Classwork Due: Poetry Packet (Counted as test grade)
Thursday 3/28 - Night - Read up to page 84 Mini Quiz





Week of 3/19 - 3/23

We are continuing with our poetry unit and our study of the novel "Night" this week. Students will be responsible for competing a packet on how to read poetry. They will also be given details this week about a project they will be completing for our poetry unit. They will be able to work on this project in class this week and into the following week.

Tuesday 3/20 - Classwork Due: Poetry Packet (Counted as test grade)
Thursday 3/22 - Quiz: DGP - Open Notes
Friday 3/23 - Night - Read up to page 65 for today. Mini Quiz

Week of 3/12 - 3/16

Students are continuing to work on their independent reading novel "Night" this week in class. Students have received a yellow schedule with important dates listed on it. Pages that they should have read up to are listed on this yellow piece of paper.
This week, we will continue discussing the Holocaust and will begin our discussion on the book "Night" on Tuesday in class. Students will have half of the class period on Tuesday to read their novels. We will also begin our poetry unit this week.

Friday 3/16 - Night - Read up to page 46 for today. Mini Quiz

Week of 2/26 - 3/2

Students will be taking a test on the story we are reading, "Pyramus and Thisbe." They will be turning in a study guide for this story as well.

Monday 2/26 - Homework Due: Multiple Meaning Words
Tuesday 2/27 - Test: Pyramus and Thisbe
Tuesday 2/27 - Classwork Due: Pyramus and Thisbe Study Guide

Week of 2/19 - 2/23

We will finish watching West Side Story today and will then complete our comparison of this play to Romeo and Juliet. Students will then read a Greek myth, "Pyramus and Thisbe" and discuss the ways in which this myth relates to Romeo and Juliet.

 Test: Pyramus and Thisbe ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
 Study Guide Due: Pyramus and Thisbe ** MOVED TO NEXT WEEK

Week of 2/12 - 2/16

Students will be taking their test on Literary Criticism Articles this week. We will then begin reading a short story, "Pyramus and Thisbe."

Wednesday 2/14 - Test: Literary Criticism
Wednesday 2/14  - Classwork Due: Literary Criticism Study Guide

Week of 2/5 - 2/9

This week we will finish reading the literary criticism articles and will have a test on these concepts when we finish our reading.

Thursday 2/8 - Test: Literary Criticism
Thursday 2/8 - Classwork Due: Literary Criticism Study Guide

Week of 1/29 - 2/2

We will begin our reading of two articles this week in class. These articles are literary criticisms. We will discuss the organization of a literary criticism and students will work to pick out the author's claim, support, counterclaim, and response to the counterclaim. Students will have a test on this material when we complete our reading and discussion.

Test: Literary Criticism TBA


Week of 1/22 - 1/26

Hopefully this will be the last time we have to revamp our due dates for the essay and project! The essay will be due at the end of class on Monday and the projects will be due on Tuesday. Students will present their projects Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Monday 1/22- Essay Final Drafts - Submitted via Google Classroom by end of day
Tuesday 1/23- Romeo and Juliet Final Projects DUE - (Presentations Thursday - Friday)

Week of 1/15 - 1/19

Students will be finishing their essays in class this week. We will be conducting peer edits; students will work with a partner to edit and revise their drafts. Students will submit their final copy via Google Classroom. They will also be handing in and presenting their Romeo and Juliet projects at the end of the week. We will have a very busy but productive week!

Monday 1/15 - Essay Rough Drafts - Printed by end of class
Wednesday 1/17 - Essay Final Drafts - Submitted via Google Classroom by end of day
Thursday 1/18 - Romeo and Juliet Final Projects DUE - (Presentations Thursday - Friday)

Week of 12/18 - 12/22


As we are finished our reading of Romeo and Juliet, the students will have a test on Act V this week. We will be studying the grammar concept of "parallelism or parallel structure" on Monday this week as this concept will be presented on their test for Acv V of Romeo and Juliet. Students will not have a test on the play as a whole, but rather have had tests on each act of the play. We will use Tuesday 12/19 to review for the test.
****Students will receive information on a final project that they will be completing either independently or with a partner. This project will be worth 150 points and will be due on January 9.

Wednesday 12/20 - Test: Romeo and Juliet Act V
Wednesday 12/20 - Classwork Due: Study Guide Act V & Parallel Structure worksheets



Week of 12/11 - 12/15

The students will be testing on Act IV of Romeo and Juliet to begin the week. We will then move on to complete our reading of the play (Act V).

Monday 12/11 - Test: Act IV (70 Points)
Monday 12/11 - Classwork Due: Study Guide Act IV (20 Points)
Monday 12/11 - Project Due: Timeline / Journal Entry (40 Points)

Week of 12/4 - 12/8

Students 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.
*Students will have Friday in class to begin a small project that will be due on Monday, 12/11.

Friday 12/7 - Homework Due: Dramatic Irony Worksheet

Week of 11/28 - 12/1

Students are taking their tests on the grammar concept "Verbals" this week in class. They will also begin reading Act IV of Romeo and Juliet this week. Students are reminded to bring their text books to class this week as we will be reading the remainder of the play out of the text books.

Wednesday 11/28 - Test: Verbals
Thursday 11/29 - Homework Due: Latin Root -stress- Worksheet
Thursday 11/29 - REMINDER: Bring Text Books to Class!

Week of 11/20- 11/22



 


 

We will be continuing with our grammar lesson on Verbals (Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives) this week in class. I was hoping to have the students test on this material before they leave for Thanksgiving break, but unfortunately I don't feel that we have enough time to have them ready for the test before the break. Students will have a comprehensive review the day they return from Thanksgiving break, and will have the test on these concepts Wednesday, November 29. Happy Thanksgiving!

 


 


Week of 11/13 - 11/17

We will be reviewing over Act III and students will complete their test on this act this week. We will be doing a "Cause and Effect" review activity to get students prepared for the test.

Monday 11/13 - Classwork/Homework Due: Dramatic Terms Worksheet
Wednesday 11/15- Quiz: Romeo and Juliet Act III
Wednesday 11/15- Classwork/Homework Due: Act III Study Guide

Thursday 11/16 - S.S.R. - Students will read and create a written response to their reading.

Week of 11/6 - 11/10

We are going to be reading Act III in class this week. Students will have worksheets to complete and may have reading to finish for homework if we are unable to cover everything in class.

Week of 10/30 - 11/3

Students will continue reading Romeo and Juliet in class this week. We will be reading and acting out Act III in class. Students will have several worksheets to complete along with this section of the reading. We will start the worksheets in class, but students may have to complete these as homework assignments if they are unable to finish the work in class.

Friday  11/3 - Quiz: DGP Quiz 1 (Students may use DGP note packet to take the quiz.)

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