Assignments
August 16th - Welcome & introductions! Mini-me projects assigned; due Friday!

August 17th - Syllabus and class expectations/procedures discussed. Syllabus signature page due Thursday, Aug. 24th.

August 18th - Mini-me projects due; presentations!

August 21st - Assembly schedule for handbook & solar eclipse; daily grammar practice (DGP) introduced and booklet passed out

August 22nd - Library visit, select choice book and begin reading; DGP complete for Monday & Tuesday; view Disney short film "Feast" and discuss fiction literary terms handout

August 23rd - silent reading; DGP; complete "Feast" fiction literary terms worksheet

August 24th - Syllabus signature page due! silent reading; DGP; read and discuss "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant" p.27

August 25th - choice read; finish answering 13 questions on "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant"

August 28th - #2 DGP; choice read; review fiction literary terms ("Feast" handout); p.186 quickwrite - criteria for judging others, what clues might help you judge whether somebody is evil? Class creates wheel definition of evil; making inferences exercise p.187; begin reading "The Possibility of Evil" p.188

August 29th - #2 DGP; choice read; finish reading "The Possibility of Evil"

August 30th - #2 DGP - review answers for week; choice read; write book title, author, and exposition - setting, characters, initial conflict; deadline for book to be completed

August 31st - #2 DGP - choice read; p.199 discuss and answer questions as whole group; make flip chart for "The Possibility of Evil" due Tuesday at end of class

September 1st - work on flip chart for "The Possibility of Evil" due Tuesday at end of class

September 4th - Labor day - NO SCHOOL!

September 5th - Complete "The Possibility of Evil" flip chart, due at end of class! #3 DGP (Parts of speech and sentence marked); choice read

September 6th - #3 DGP; choice read; Fiction Literary Term Quiz; notecard - 3 rising action events listed and cited from choice book; book talks due Sept. 15th 

September 7th - DGP; choice read; tone worksheet; tone word half poster project assigned, due Monday for presentation!

September 8th - check week #3 DGP; writing prompt modeled and discussed for "The Possibility of Evil"; choice read, book talks due Sept. 15th

September 11th - Tone Word half posters due! DGP #4

September 12th - #4 DGP, choice read, "The Possibility of Evil" writing prompt, handout example

September 13th - #4 DGP, choice read, introduce "Harrison Bergeron" p.34-40 and begin reading

September 14th - #4 DGP. choice read, finish and discuss "Harrison Bergeron"

September 15th - 3-minute book talk presentations due, one notecard allowed

September 18th - Finish 3-minute book talk presentations; review DGP #4, choice read; library visit to return/check out books

September 19th - #5 DGP; choice read; practice test p.150 & p.272

September 20th - #5 DGP, choice read; review practice test

September 21st - #5 DGP completed; choice read; review Kahoot for unit test

September 22nd - Short Story Unit Test! Read novels; 2nd novel deadline Oct. 6th!

September 25th - Pass back papers; review DGP; #6 DGP; choice read; introduce narrative essays

September 26th - #6 DGP, choice read; continue to analyze narrative essay samples

September 27th - #6 DGP, choice read; assign narrative essay, DUE Oct. 12th!

September 28th - #6 DGP, choice read; continue to analyze sample essays

September 29th - Choice read; quick writes for narrative essay

October 2nd - #7 DGP; choice read; dialogue punctuation worksheet homework

October 3rd - #7 DGP; choice read; write rough draft for narrative essay!

October 4th - Library Lab - Type rough draft in MLA format on google docs

October 5th - Library Lab - Finish typing rough draft on google docs and print out to turn in at end of hour! Final Drafts due Oct. 12th!

October 6th - Choice Novel Test!

October 9th - Peer revise and edit Narrative essay rough draft

October 10th - Library lab - make revisions to final draft

October 11th - Library lab - complete final drafts, due tomorrow at beginning of class, no late papers accepted!

October 12th - Final draft of Narrative essay due with rubric! DGP #8; read choice novel; anticipation guide for Antigone 

October 13th - Choice read! Complete Antigone‚Äč vocabulary worksheet and turn in!

October 16th - Choice read 3rd novel; review DGP #8; introduction to Antigone; power point and notes 

October 17th - Grammar edit; read; continue Antigone notes and background

October 18th - Read; begin Antigone

October 19th - 23rd - FALL BREAK! Enjoy!