English I
___________Monday, 12/4 - Friday, 12/8_________________
M 12/4 Wrap Up TKAM with Robert F Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis
following the death of Martin Luther King and group discussion
Intro to Odyssey: The Epic at a Glance / Vocab worksheet
T 12/5 Review vocab terms
Read and discuss: The Odyssey book 1, 5 and 9
W 12/6 Read and discuss: The Odyssey book 9 (cont.), 10, 11 and 12
Th 12/7 Read and discuss: The Odyssey books 16 and 17
F 12/8 Read and discuss: The Odyssey books 21, 22, and 23

___________Monday, 11/27 - Friday, 12/1_________________
M 11/27 TKAM Chapter 18-31 Quiz DUE
Peer Edit Research Paper/Works Cited Page, then print final copy
T 11/28 Research Paper DUE
Watch TKAM
W 11/29 Watch TKAM
Th 11/30 Watch TKAM
 Personality Test Activity (characterization)
F 12/1 Watch TKAM

____________Monday, 11/20 - Friday, 11/24________________

------------------NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK----------------------------
Wishing all of you a relaxing, safe, and happy Thanksgiving break.  

TKAM take home quiz over Chapters 18-31 is DUE Monday, 11/27.

____________Monday, 11/13 - Friday, 11/17_______________
M 11/13 TKAM Chapters 13-17 small group discussion questions
Finish Introduction paragraph and Thesis Statement
Start Body Paragraph
T 11/14 How to: Body Paragraphs - citing sources and Conclusion Paragraph
W 11/15 Research Paper Work day - finish rough draft
Take home quiz for TKAM Chapters 18-31 passed out.  Due 11/27.
Th 11/16 Peer editing of rough draft
F 11/17 Peer editing of rough draft/Work Cited/make edits/final draft.
FINAL Draft DUE: Tuesday, November 28.  10 bonus points if you
  turn in before break on Friday, November 17.

____________Monday, 11/6 - Friday, 11/10________________
M 11/6 TKAM Chapters 1-7 Open Book Quiz
T 11/7 Artist Research outline DUE end of the Hour
W 11/8 Notes worksheet on research format guidelines, in-text citations and  Work Cited
T 11/9 TKAM Chapters 8-12 Open Book Quiz
F 11/10  Research Day: Introduction paragraph and Thesis Statement
TKAM Chapters 13-17 Discussion Quiz questions - homework

____________Monday, 10/30 - Friday, 11/3________________
M 10/30 Small group Mini Lesson Presentations
T 10/31 Small group Mini Lesson Presentations
W 11/1  October Reading Logs DUE
Finish small group Mini Lesson Presentations
Start To Kill A Mockingbird (TKAM)- BRING BOOK!
T 11/2  Assign Research Paper and go over appropriate/acceptable databases
F 11/3 Begin in class research. Goal is to have 5 sources by the end of the
NOTE: We are working on 2 different learning goals the month of November through the 1st week of December.  We will be reading TKAM while continuing to focus on literary elements and writing a research paper - topic is Artist.  Students choose the artist genre and particular artist on Day 1.  NO DUPLICATIONS!  Students will have a detailed calendar of requirements and due dates.  The calendar and all corresponding handouts will be posted on Handouts section of this website.

____________Monday, 10/23 - Friday, 10/27__________________
T 10/24 Mini Lesson Group Project assigned.  Students will work in a small group (2-5) to create a google slide presentation on a background topic related to the book To Kill A Mockingbird.  Purpose: to provide historical back-ground of contributing events, culture, etc. Details of the assignment and a grading rubric are in the handouts section of this website.
Topics include:
Civil War, The Great Depression, Life in the South-1930's,
Law: To Kill A Mockingbird, Workers Progress Administration,
Jim Crow Laws, Education: 1930s to Little Rock Nine, 
Scottsboro Boys Trial/6th Amendment and Civil Rights
Movement/Rosa Parks 
W 10/25 Research and prepare Group Mini Lesson Presentation
T 10/26 Research and prepare Group Mini Lesson Presentation
F 10/27  Research and prepare Group Mini Lesson Presentation - Last Day! Presentations start Monday.

____________Monday, 9/11 - Friday 11/15___________________
M 9/11 Read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe again straight through.  Start Discussion Questions handout. 
T 9/12 Assign Choice Read - Book Talks - Present in class Friday, 9/5
Watch "The Cask of Amontillado"
Complete 14 Discussion Questions.
Introduce Missing Person's Report Assignment - DUE Friday, 9/15
W 9/13 Vocabulary List - literary focus terms Quiz Friday, 9/22
Continue working on Missing Person's Report
Th 9/14 Continue working on Vocabulary List
Introduce and read the  "The Necklace" p206
F 9/15 Book Talks: Students will introduce their current Choice Read book.
Must include: title, author, exposition (setting, primary characters,  
and first conflict). Also: recommend or do NOT recommend and why

____________Monday, 9/4 - Friday, 9/8___________________
T 9/5 Library visit to checkout or recheck books
Introduction of Poe
W 9/6

F 9/8  Read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. Literary focus:   irony and foreshadowing, visualization, setting, characterization,

____________Monday, 8/28 - Friday, 9/1_________________
M 8/28 Becoming An Active Reader Chart - students copied the chart on page
  12 from the literature book It should be placed in the front of their 3
  ring binder. Quiz over it Tuesday. 
Students received the August Reading Log today. Record 75 
minuites/week of outside reading homework beginning 8/21. 
Reading Log DUE Tuesday, September 5, beginning of class.
T 8/29 Kahoot quiz over Becoming An Active Reader Chart
Introductory activity to short story, "Pancakes", Literary focus is 
W 8/30 Continue reading "Pancakes"
Th 8/31 Finish reading "Pancakes" 
Assignment: Formal Write Paragraph-Characterization of our
  protagonist, Jill
F 9/1 Review vocabulary in "Pancakes".  With a partner come up with 1-2 
synonyms to add to our vocabulary list.
Introduction to "The Cask of Amontillado" Literary focus: irony and

____________Monday, 8/21 - Friday, 8/25________________
M 8/21 Library visit - check out fiction book; begin reading HW log
T 8/22 Short Story: "Checkouts" (p28 literature book) Focus: Plot Pyramid
W 8/23 "Little Matchgirl" video - discussed whole class the storyline and
plot pyramid
Student Interview activity (students interviewed each other for a 15-30
  second oral introduction to the class)
Th 8/24 Oral presentations: Students introduced a classmate to the whole group
"Little Matchgirl" video - Fiction Literary Term worksheet 
F 8/25 Finished Student Interview presentations and "Little Matchgirl" video 
  Fiction Literary Term worksheet 
____________Wednesday, 8/16 - Friday, 8/18______________
W 8/16  Get To Know You Activities/About You worksheet (WS)
T 8/17 Quick Write: Expectations/Fears or Anxieties of 9th grade WS 
Went overSyllabus
F 8/18 Kahoot quiz: syllabus review