English II 2017-2018
Wednesday, August 16: 

Welcome to Ms. Liebl's class!

1) Quick Write: Discuss anxieties, concerns, expectations, and hopes for the year. If there is a "need to know" about you, please write your information down now, and turn this in to me. 

2) Procedures discussed (seating, lining up, phones, etc.)

3) "Would You Rather?"


Thursday, August 17: 

1) Obtain "On Turning 10"  poem from me. 

2) Analyze the poem. 


Friday, August 18: 

Syllabus Day (Oh, joy! However, this is important. See "English II Important Documents" for a copy. Bringing this back signed is imperative.)


Monday, August 21: 

****Choice Reading starts Wednesday! We will visit the library Tuesday to choose books. Wednesday we will begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading. You may be given a grade simply for bringing your book, so bring one, and be prepared! 
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****I passed back the quick writes that were completed the first day of school. These are worth a grade, so make certain you get this complete. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) Obtain the booklet from me. This is yours to keep. 
2) Copy down the answers for the DGP. 
3) Complete the backside of the "On Turning 10" handout. See me if you are uncertain what this handout is. This is due first thing Tuesday in class. 

Tuesday, August 22: 
*****TURN IN your "On Turning 10" handout. (You were to answer the questions on the back that were about you.) 


****Choice Reading starts Wednesday! We visited the library today to choose books. Wednesday we will begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading. You may be given a grade simply for bringing your book, so bring one, and be prepared! 
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP (Daily Grammar Practice): For today, copy down what we did for Tuesday's DGP on your DGP page. 

2) Library Visit


Wednesday, August 23: 

*****TURN IN your "On Turning 10" handout. (You were to answer the questions on the back that were about you.) This is LATE!
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP: Copy the DGP for Wednesday. Be certain to get the notes we made ONTO our DGP packet as well. 
2) Silent Reading: Your homework is to READ!!!

Thursday, August 24: 

****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) Silent Reading! Reading is your homework. READ!
2) DGP: Correct the punctuation and grammar in our sentence of the week. 
3) Short Film: Google, The Feast Disney short film to watch. Watch this seven minute film twice. Tomorrow you will record the literary "things" you noticed, such as the internal conflicts, character development, etc. 


Friday, August 25: 

***Your signed syllabus is due. 
***HOMEWORK: Read! Be prepared for a pop quiz on your choice reading. You should have your book finished by September 15. You will have assignments along the way to go with your choice book, and you will do a short presentation on the book to the class. 

1) Silent reading! 
2) On a notecard, record your title, author, and two details about the protagonist of your choice book. See Ms. Liebl if you have questions about what to do for this. 
3) We reviewed our answers for the Feast video. Turn in your completed paper if you have not already. 


Monday, August 28: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading: Record your page number (to where you've read)
2) DGP: Get our sentence of the week and record the parts of speech. 
3) Read the beginning of "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," starting on page 27 and ending on 28. Record the setting, characters thus far, and three details on each character. 


Tuesday, August 29: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading: Record your page number. 
2) No DGP today. 
3) Finish reading "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," starting on page 28. (You may take pictures of the pages to complete this assignment.)
4) Complete questions 1-8, starting on page 27. TURN THIS IN for credit!!


Wednesday, August 30: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading/Pop Quizzes on Choice Reading (If you missed the quiz, be ready at any time to take a make up quiz on your choice book.) 
2) DGP: Mark prep phrases, appositive phrases, subjects, and verbs. (See a classmate's if needed.) 
3) Write a short paragraph describing Sheila Mant's personality. Include two pieces of evidence (quotes from the story) along with why these quotes prove your point for her personality type. (Turn this in.)

Thursday, August 31: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Read!!
2) DGP: Mark clauses and whether they are independent or dependent, the sentence type, and the sentence purpose. 
3) We double-checked our Sheila Mant personality answers to make certain that we have the subject, introduction to the quote used, the quote, the citation, and an explanation. SHOW ME THIS to make certain you are getting the idea how to write an answer with evidence and a citation. 
4) We took notes on climax, falling action, and resolution for "Sheila Mant." 


Friday, September 1: 

**READ your Choice Book!! 

1) DGP: Fix punctuation and grammar and turn in last week and this week's DGP. 
2) Turn in notes and work for Sheila Mant. 
3) Read the opening of "Possibility of Evil," starting on page 188 and read through 195. Take notes on each character, and turn in the notes. (You may take pictures of the story.) 

(1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours had pop quizzes on the choice book. You will get yours later. READ!)


Tuesday, September 5: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have 10 days to finish it and present over it. 

1) DGP (grammar): Label the parts of speech of our new sentence. 
2) Read the rest of "The Possibility of Evil," starting where we left off Friday (page 192 for first hour and page 194 for other hours). Take pictures (or check out a book from the library) of pages through the end, page 198. 


**I handed back the graded pop quizzes over the Choice Books, the graded DGP, and the graded "Sheila Mant" work. You should have three new grades as of this weekend. Do you, or do you have something missing? 


Wednesday, September 6: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have 9 days to finish it and present over it. 

1) DGP: Label the prepositional phrase, the participle phrase, the subject, the verbs, and the ONE complement. Also, determine which verb is transitive and which is intransitive. 

2) Tone Handout: Get the tone definition and example tones from a classmate after picking up the handout from Ms. Liebl. See which tones fit "Feast" and which ones fit "Possibility of Evil." 

3) On the same handout, write down the three types of irony. 


Thursday, September 7: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have EIGHT days to finish it and present over it. 

1) Story Flappers: See me for a handout, or view the handout under "English II Important Documents." See me with any questions. This is a quiz/test grade. 

2) Picture Day


Friday, September 8: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have less than a week to finish and present it.

1) DGP for Wednesday (clauses, sentence types, and sentence purposes) and Thursday (punctuation and capitalization)----COMPLETE this! Being absent is not an excuse for not having it finished if this assignment is taken up later on in the month. 
2)  Story Flappers: Finish this assignment. 


Monday, September 11: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You will finish and present it this week.

1) DGP: New sentence---label parts of speech
2) Choice Book Presentations---
On a card, write the following: 

*NAME: 
*Title of Book: 
*Author: 
*Conflict/Plot Description: 
*Recommend? Explain. (In other words, would you recommend your book to others? Why or why not? Saying that it is "great" or "boring" will not suffice. You must give a valid reason for WHY it is great or boring.) 

3) Finish the Short Story Flapper. Turn this in! This counts as a test grade. See "English Important Documents" for a copy of the assignment. 

4) Choice Reading


Tuesday, September 12: 

**Your choice book is due Friday! Be prepared to give your presentation on your book. 
**Short story flappers are due! Late assignments will receive a 50% off. 

1) DGP for Tuesday: mark the prep phrases (2), the subjects (2), the verbs (2), and the two complements as well as if the verbs are transitive or intransitive. 

2) Quick Write: make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of a world where everyone is forced to be average. 

3) Read the story "Harrison Bergeron," which starts on page 34. 

4) Make a list of the characters and what you know about each character. 


Wednesday, September 13: 
1) DGP
2) Handout explaining rubric for book talk and tone poster assignment. See Ms. Liebl or "English Important Documents" tab on this website for this handout and information. 
3) Time to start on tone word poster assignment. See Ms. Liebl to pick a tone word. 


Thursday, September 14: 
1) DGP: Punctuate and capitalize. 4th and 6th hours: Turn your DGP in for the last two weeks. 
2) Books Talks began. You must be ready on the due date (tomorrow). Some people went early today. 
3) Time for the tone poster. 

***Keep reading! Your next "choice book" is due Friday, October 6. 

Friday, September 15: 
1) Books Talks! Almost everyone finished up presenting today. 
2) Tone poster time
**Tone posters are due on Wednesday. Hand to Ms. Liebl directly. 
**Reading is your homework. We will have a test on the next book, which is due on Friday, October 6. Pick your book, and get started. 

Monday, September 18: 
**Tone poster due on Wednesday. 

1)Choice reading continues! Your book is due Friday, October 6. 

2) Writing Assignment: Prove your opinions on Miss Strangeworth from "The Possibility of Evil." See "English Important Documents" or Ms. Liebl for a copy of the assignment. 

Tuesday, September 19: 

*Tone poster due Wednesday (tomorrow). 
*Short story test on Monday (next week). 

1)Choice reading continues! Your book is due Friday, October 6. 

2) Short Story Test Review Fall 2017 (See Ms. Liebl or "English Important Documents" for a copy.)

Wednesday, September 20: 

**Tone poster due. Short story test on Monday. 

Catch up day--tone and book presentations, reading, and finishing Monday and Tuesday's assignments.  All work should be finished and turned in. 

Thursday, September 21: 

**Short story test on Monday. Examine your review to prepare for this multiple choice test. You will read two short stories and apply the terminology and skills from our short story unit. 

1) We wrote down the conflict and climax from "Harrison Bergeron." We generated ideas for the theme statement. 
2) We watched 2081, which is the short film adaptation of "Harrison Bergeron." In order to make up this assignment, answer the questions on page 41. You may eliminate three of the questions. Turn in this assignment. 
3) The short story review with the vocabulary you need to study for the test on Monday was handed back to students. Check with Ms. Liebl to obtain yours. This was taken as a participation grade. 

Friday, September 22: 

1) Practice Test
2) Discussion of short story terminology
3) Reading

**Test on Monday. Study the review.


Monday, September 25: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) Test
2) Read


Tuesday, September 26: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) DGP: New sentence (week five)---label parts of speech and tense. 
2) Read! 
3) Passed back several papers: 
*Book Talk (counted as a "choice reading" grade)
*Tone Poster (counted as a "daily grade")
*Short Story Flapper (counted as a "test/quiz" grade)

4) Took notes over graded papers. Get these from a student. Also, on the same piece of paper, write down your strengths and weaknesses on the short story flapper. You will turn in these notes attached to Wednesday's notes. 

Wednesday, September 27: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) DGP: label the infinitive phrase, two subjects, two verbs, and two complements. 
2) Read! 
3) Obtain your writing assignment from "The Possibility of Evil" from me.
4) Write three sentences over your strengths and weaknesses in this assignment.
5) Get notes from someone who was in class. We took notes over good writing tips.  


Thursday, September 28: 
1) DGP: label the two clauses and their types along with the sentence purpose and type. 
2) Google this video to watch: "Football player shows you can't judge a book by its cover." This is a three minute video from Steve Hartman's CBS news series "On the Road." Write down your two favorite quotes. 
3) Read "The Visit" on page 265 of our textbook. Write down the six best examples of imagery, your favorite line of dialogue, and both examples of inner monologue (when the author is talking to himself). 

**Write #2 and #3 on the same paper as where you recorded your strengths and weaknesses and writing notes. Now, turn this in for a grade. 

Friday, September 29: 
1) DGP: label the punctuation and capitalization for our sentence. 
2) Ask Ms. Liebl to see how you did on your short story test. 
3) Read!! Your book is due on Friday when will take a test. 
4) Obtain these two stories from Ms. Liebl: "ALS" and "Alone on a Pond." 
5) On a new piece of paper, write down why the beginning of each story is attention-grabbing as well as four examples of imagery, one example of dialogue from "Alone on a Pond," and both example of inner monologue from "Alone on a Pond." Then, write out a lesson for each story. HAND THIS IN. 


Monday, October 2: 
1) DGP: label parts of speech and the verb tenses. 
2) Read "Girl Dreams." Explain why the beginning is good. Describe the setting, pick out four examples of imagery, identify the inner monologue and your two favorite examples of dialogue. 
3) Obtain the personal assignment either from Ms. Liebl or from "Important Documents English II" tab on this website. 

Tuesday, October 3: 
1) DGP: Label the prep phrase, gerund phrase (which is also one of the direct objects), two subjects, two main verbs, two direct objects, and one indirect object.
2) Obtain the graphic organizer. This is due on Thursday.
3) Brainstorm: We brainstormed as a class for possible topics. Once you have picked your topic, fill out your graphic organizer, and then get to drafting! :)

**Rough draft due Monday
**Choice reading test Friday.

Wednesday, October 4: 
1) "Punctuating Dialogue" assignment given. 
2) Read! 

Thursday, October 5: 
1) DGP: Label the two clauses and the sentence type and purpose. 
2) The "Punctuating Dialogue" handout was returned. We went over the one common error. Check with me for understanding. 
3) Time was given to draft. 

*Graphic organizers are due. Hand yours in to me. 
*Choice reading test Friday. Read. Your. Book. 
*Rough draft of the personal narrative due at the end of the hour Monday. 

Friday, October 6: 
1) DGP: punctuate the sentence. 
2) Work on the rough draft, which is due (printed or handwritten) at the end of hour Monday. 
3) Book Test: See Ms. Liebl to set up a time for the test. 

**Keep reading! 
**Did you turn in your graphic organizer? It is due for a grade. 


Monday, October 9: 
1) We discussed our personal narratives. Take note of the following points made in your absence: 
**You must have a TITLE for your final draft. Try to write a clever title.
**For your last paragraph, fully expand on your lesson. Take your super specific personal lesson, and make a general life lesson that all could consider.
**Check your FORMAT. Google: Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab MLA sample paper. No excuses for poor format. 

2) Rough drafts are due. Bring your printed rough draft for me to assign a grade. 

**Keep reading! Your next book is due October 30. 


Tuesday, October 10: 
1) **Check your FORMAT. Google: Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab MLA sample paper. No excuses for poor format. We looked at an example today. 
2) Peer Edit! Get handout from me or check for English documents on my website to download a copy. Someone around your OWN age needs to read your paper and provide feedback. 

**Final drafts (with the rough draft attached as well as the rubric and the peer editing page) are due on Wednesday (or Thursday at the latest).
Anything turned in past Thursday will receive 1/2 credit.  

**Choice reading is due October 30. 


Wednesday, October 11: 

**Final drafts (with the rough draft attached as well as the rubric and the peer editing page) are due on Wednesday (or Thursday at the latest). 
Anything turned in past Thursday will receive 1/2 credit.  

Here is the order of the papers to turn in: 
*Rubric (on top of the stack and loose---not stapled)
Then, staple the following in this order: 
*Final Draft
*Rough Draft
*Peer Editing Paper

**Choice reading is due October 30. 


Thursday, October 12: 
1) Turn in your final draft. See yesterday's list to know how to organize and hand in your paper. 
2) Pick up the "Anticipation Guide" for Antigone from me. Write "agree" or "disagree" next to each statement. Then, on the same piece of paper, write a 1/2 page response to numbers one and two from the "Anticipation Guide." Explain why agree/disagree. 



Friday, October 13: 
1) Read! Remember your "choice reading" is due on October 30. 
2) We reviewed the "choice reading" test taken last week. Ask to see yours. 
3) Vocabulary for Antigone was handed out. Get your copy from Ms. Liebl, and turn this in for a grade. 
4) We discussed more of the "Anticipation Guide." 


Monday, October 16: 
1) Read! Your reading is due in TWO weeks! 
2) DGP: Get the new sentence and mark the parts of speech. 
3) Obtain the Antigone background handout. (If you are at home trying to make up work, take notes from page 967 of the textbook.) 
4) Record the notes that you missed. 

**Any late vocab from last week must be handed in. 


Tuesday, October 17: 
1) Read! Your choice reading is due in less than two weeks. 
2) DGP: Mark the two subjects, two verbs, and two complements. If this makes no kind of sense, speak up. Ask a classmate or me! 
3) Get the rest of the notes on the background for the play. 
4) Start the play. Read the prologue, starting at page 968. Summarize what is happening. 


**Vocab was handed back. Did you turn yours in? 

Wednesday, October 18: 
1) Read! 
2) DGP: Complete Wednesday's and Thursday's. 
3) We analyzed a painting. 
4) On your notes for the play, write down Antigone's plans for Polyneices. Also, examine Antigone's lines 61-14 on page 971 and explain what she is saying. Then, explain what Ismene is saying on page 972, lines 82-83. 
5) Read the first three pages of scene one, which starts on page 974, and summarize what the king, sentry, and choragus say.