Honors English II Daily Agenda/Calendar

8/15--Roll; Ice Breaker-choose a Now and Later flavor and share tidbit; Who I Am sheet; Exit ticket card=1. A goal you have for this year;  2. One fear you have about this year; 3. Something unique or funny about you; 4. Something you wish people knew about you but don't; 5. A question you have about me
8/16--Roll; Ice Breaker-"snowball" fight with 5 facts/share out; Name game; Answer exit ticket questions from yesterday
8/17--Roll; Supplies and housekeeping business (see me); Book Speed Dating

9/24=Book Circle (Free Choice) w/prepared questions; addressed in class the week prior
10/24=Character Art (Novel in Verse); assignment instructions given in September
11/27=RRS (Nonfiction); scope of assignment given the week prior
12/10=Book Chat (Free Choice); schedule w/me on a Monday when we have a full reading period as soon as you are ready

8/20--Read; Syllabus Scavenger Hunt/pet peeves 
8/21--Read; Finish syllabus review/rules & procedures/phones; Go over Outside Reading requirements
8/22--Read; Literary Devices with "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Hunger: A Love Story" (notes template and film link on HANDOUTS page)
8/23--Read; Wrap up literary devices discussion as whole group/compare notes
8/24--Read; Begin Goodreads account; Begin Narrative unit-BRAINSTORMING (make a chart of 4 boxes on your paper and label them pets, events, food, holidays-begin brainstorming in the first box PETS)

8/27--Read for period!  Exit tkt=CHARACTERIZATION (name, book title, genre, pgs. read, description of central character and how you know, do you like him/her, why/not?)
8/28--Read; Finish Narrative unit BRAINSTORMING we started Friday; choose one and write the story
8/29--Read; Continue Narrative-Mentor Text: "My Name" by Cisneros and "The Splendid Things We Planned" by Bailey; using the questions at the bottom of the text as a guide, write the story of your name (on HANDOUTS page)
8/30--Read; Continue Narrative-Mentor Text: "Never Never Time"; choose another box from your brainstorming and write that story (on HANDOUTS page)
8/31--Read; Continue Narrative-Mentor Text: The Word Collectorchoose a word and write the story behind why the word encapsulates who you are

9/3--Labor Day=Enjoy time NOT LABORING :)
9/4--Read; Continue Narrative-choose the prompt you feel is best and finish the draft
9/5--Read; Begin typing draft
9/6--Read; Finish typing draft; Picture Day :)
9/7--Read; Update Goodreads; Housekeeping stuff: Outside Reading deadlines, Notebook organization, Procedures review; Exit ticket=highlight a few STRONG examples of IMAGERY and one example of DIALOGUE in your draft/use different colors of highlighting for each learning goal focus

9/10--Read for period
9/11--Read; Review Dialogue rules (resources on HANDOUTS page) and look at good examples of Imagery from student works; polish work and make changes based on my feedback
9/12--Writers' Workshop-see me
9/13--Read; Final touches on paper-editing, polishing, etc.; highlight all 5 senses in different colors and work to ensure you have imagery of each and a balance of all
9/14--Read; Narrative due for extra credit; begin Antigone-anticipation guide

9/17--Read; Narratives due-reflection before turning in (see me); Book Chats
9/18--Read; Continue 
Antigone-finish Anticipation Guide discussion and discuss note taking
9/19--Read; Antigone-background PPT notes
9/20--Read; Antigone-finish PPT notes and begin story time for the 2 preceding plays; begin work on story board of the two preceding plays
9/21--Prepare questions (4 Level 2/1 Level 3) for Monday's book circle; Antigone-finish background

9/24--Book Circles (novel of choice) assessment
9/25--Read; Antigone-