English I

Locate below the day you missed and see what happened in your absence. Get handouts from the “You Missed It” folder in class.

Friday, 1/18/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: None.
1.  Please sign-up for your English I Google classroom using the projected code. See Mrs. Owens if you were absent.
2.  You may get a laptop and work on your poetry analysis.

Thursday, 1/17/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: Prepare a piece of lined paper for your quiz. Create 2 columns labeling MLK on left and FDR and numbering 1-6 below.

  1. Quiz over MLK and FDR speeches.
  2. Peruse poems on these pages in workbook:
       91, 94, 100, 102, 103, 104, 107, 114, 115
  3. Poetry Project explained. Get handouts from You Missed It if you were absent.

Wednesday, 1/16/2019

*Their Eyes Were Watching God due this Fri., 1/18

Bellwork: With your quadmates, hold an informal debate on “Human Extinction” using your t-chart notes.
1. Essay: “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?”
    o Debate!
2. Read poem “Shine, Perishing Republic”; annotate for poetic elements; write statement of theme. Get TWO handouts from You Missed It – the poem and glossary of poetic terms.

Tuesday, 1/15/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: Read poem “Dreams” on p. 90 of workbook; annotate at least 4 devices; in a sentence write what and how it means.
1. Finish work on FDR’s First Inaugural Address, workbook, p. 73.
2. Draw Venn diagram as quad comparing/ contrasting speeches of MLK and FDR.
3. Discussion – quiz Thursday over both speeches!

Monday, 1/14/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22
Bellwork: Read poem “Dream Deferred” on p. 89 of workbook; annotate; in a sentence write what and how it means.
1. FDR’s First Inaugural Address, workbook, p. 73.
    o Work in quads
    o Read and annotate for rhetorical (persuasive) devices
    o Complete graphic organizer

Friday, 1/11/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: Poem “American Sonnet for the New Year”; what and how does it mean?

  1.  MLK speech.
    o  Analogy
    o  Finish g.o.: tone, diction, structure; HAND IN!

Thursday, 1/10/2019

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: Workbook, p. 86. Read and annotate “Uncoiling” for poetic devices. What and how does the poem mean?
1. MLK speech. Finish sharing devices.
2. Apply rhetorical toolkit.

Wednesday, 1/9/2018

*Lord of the Flies due Tues., 1/22

Bellwork: Review rhetorical devices and their definitions. Be sure you have a definition and example for each.
1.  MLK speech. Close read completing graphic organizer. Get handout from Mrs. Owens.

Tuesday, 1/8/2019
*Bring Lord of the Flies by Tues., 1/22

  1. Finish defining and giving example of rhetorical devices; share definitions with quad-mates.
  2. Rhetoric in speeches: read MLK “I Have a Dream” speech; workbook, p. 68

Monday, 1/7/2019

Welcome back!
*Please have Lord of the Flies by Tues., 1/22
Bellwork: Quickwrite: Write with elaboration about your new year’s resolution(s).
1. Paper purge
2. Review mid-term exam
3. Divide rhetorical devices among your quad; define and give example of each.

Friday, 12/21/2018

Make-up day for missed exams/free day!
Have a happy break!

Thursday, 12/20/2018

Mid-term exams: Periods 6 and 7

Wednesday, 12/19/2018

Mid-term exams: Periods 3, 4, and 5

Tuesday, 12/18/2018

Mid-term exams: Periods 1, 2 and 5

Monday, 12/17/2018

Bellwork: Use a Night Part Two vocabulary word in a sentence that uses three prepositional phrases.

  1.  Night: Watch Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Elie Wiesel or similar video.

Friday, 12/14/2018

*Brownies Monday!

*Per. 2: exam Tuesday!

*Per. 5: Night vocabulary quiz on Tuesday!

Bellwork: Use a Night Part Two vocabulary word in a sentence that uses an appositive phrase.

1.Practice review exam

Thursday, 12/13/2018

*Scarlet Ibis writing revision?

Bellwork: Use a Night Part Two vocabulary word in a sentence that uses a participial phrase.

1.  Sentence structures

2.  Video

Wednesday, 12/12/2018

Bellwork: Transition page, “Scarlet Ibis” paragraph

1.Continue Genocide Research presentations!

  • Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please.
  • Per 2: China 1937, Iraq (now)
  • Per 4: Tibet 1, Iraq now, Tibet 2, South Sudan
  • Per 5: Myanmar, Bosnia, Russia, China (now), Darfur

Tuesday, 12/11/2018

Bellwork: Begin to review Night vocabulary terms

1.Continue Genocide Research presentations!

Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please.

Monday, 12/10/2018

*Mid-term exam will cover – handout

1.  Listen: It’s Human Rights Day

2.  Genocide Research project: Presentations!

>Complete Group Review

>Present (Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please.)

Friday, 12/7/2018

*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: NEXT Fri., 12/14

1.Genocide Research project: Final work day!

  • Due Sunday, 12/9, by 6 p.m. via email to sheli.owens@polk-fl.net
  • Be sure to have groupmates’ contact info
  • Presentations begin Monday, 12/10
  • USE YOUR RUBRIC AS YOUR GUIDE!

Thursday, 12/6/2018

1.Genocide Research project: Work day!

  • Due Sunday, 12/9, by 6 p.m.
  • Presentations begin Monday, 12/10

Wednesday, 12/5/2018

Bellwork: Is this sentence in active or passive voice?

The ball was hit right out of the park.

1.  Genocide Research project

*Grab a laptop and get started!

Tuesday, 12/4/2018

*Did you hand in Dialectical Journal and Night yesterday?

Bellwork: Interact with Night vocabulary Part 2; sort words by connotation

1.  Genocide Research project; get two handouts from You Missed It.

a. Read over assignment; ask questions

b. Form groups of 3 and choose your country

2.  Active/passive voice exercise via PPT

Monday, 12/3/2018

*Tissues?

*Hand in Dialectical Journal and book for annotation check.

Bellwork: Interact with Night vocabulary Part 2; sort words by part of speech

1. Night: final reading deadline; questions, quiz, discussion; arrange to make-up quiz if you missed it.

Friday, 11/30/2018

*Luxury tissues needed…(to blow comfortably.)

Bellwork: Phrase practice on back of handout.

a.  Part 1: e, f

b.  Part 2: e, f

c.  Part 3: g, h

1. Today it’s Night!

2. Also, if you need to finalize or fix the second Night quiz, do so now!

Thursday, 11/29/2018

**FRIDAY: Night workday! Final deadline Monday!

Bellwork: Phrase practice on back of handout.

a.  Part 1: c, d

b.  Part 2: c, d

c.   Part 3: d – f

1.  Laying the Foundation, p. 310; start with SIXTH PARAGRAPH #10, annotating on handout and answering questions on lined paper. Ask neighbor or see Mrs. Owens for clarification.

Wednesday, 11/28/2018

*Missing anything? A pair of shoes? Check LOST&FOUND!

*Does anyone want their TKAM character??

*FRIDAY: Night workday! Final deadline Monday!

Bellwork: Phrase practice on back of handout.

a. Part 1: a, b

b. Part 2: a, b

c. Part 3: a – c

1. Laying the Foundation, p. 310; start with number one, annotating on handout and answering questions on lined paper under Mrs. Owens’s instruction. Ask a classmate for clarification.

Tuesday, 11/27/2018

Bellwork: Review with shoulder partner what you learned about phrases yesterday.

1.Continue to finish Phrases PPT with guided note-taking and review.

Monday, 11/26/2018

*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14

*Bring All Quiet tomorrow? (Next timed writing this Friday.)

1. Bellwork: Quickwrite assessing your Thanksgiving break. Rate it by stars, five (5) being the highest. Share.

2. Paper purge; NOTE: Corrections for “How to Look at Nothing” may be done in-class today.

3. Workbook p 32; read “Everest” from Touch the Top of the World – Eric Wiehenmayer’s first-person account of summiting Everest; complete g.o.

Friday, 11/16/2018

*Quiz corrections after school today – Friday!

Bellwork: Quickwrite: Write about the most shocking event in this week’s reading.

1.  Night: reading deadline. Quiz. See Mrs. Owens for make-up.

Thursday, 11/15/2018

*Quiz corrections after school today – Friday!

  1. Bellwork: Quickwrite: Make a brief list of what you will be sure to include and what you will avoid in today’s writing.
  2. “The Scarlet Ibis” – please have materials ready for today’s writing. Students wrote their comparison paragraph on Doodle and the scarlet ibis.

Wednesday, 11/14/2018

*Quiz corrections after school today – Friday!

Bellwork: Review “Cask” definitions.

1.  “The Cask of Amontillado” quiz. Prepare sheet of paper.

2.  Examine sample responses from Night written response. Highlight for essential components. Get handout from “You Missed It” or Mrs. Owens. “The Scarlet Ibis” writing will be tomorrow!

Tuesday, 11/13/2018

*Hand in any work due to My Box!

Bellwork: Parts of speech review on handout.

1.“The Cask of Amontillado” discussion; quiz tomorrow!

2. Finish planning to write one paragraph on how the ibis and Doodle are alike, including textual evidence.

PERIODS 4 AND 5 will write this tomorrow after “Cask” quiz. Finish planning for homework!

Monday, 11/12/2018

VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY

Friday, 11/9/2018

*Make-up work due by next Tuesday (Halloween, Wiesel)

Bellwork: Do Language Study in textbook on p. 90.

1.Finish “The Cask of Amontillado” work: p. 91, 1, 2 & 4-8, with shoulder partner. (Take turns writing!) Get checked by Mrs. O.

Thursday, 11/8/2018

*Make-up work due by next Tuesday (Halloween, Wiesel)

Bellwork: Discuss Night with your quad mates.

1. Night deadline

A. Questions/discussion

B. Quiz

Wednesday, 11/7/2018

*Night: Weds. deadline moved to Thurs., tomorrow

1. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (textbook, p. 82)

A.  Move chair next to shoulder partner.

B.  Finish reading story, recording irony using guided reading t-chart.

C.  Answer questions on p. 91, 1-8, with shoulder partner. Take turns writing for credit.

Tuesday, 11/6/2018

*LHS voting!

*Night: Weds. deadline moved to Thurs.

Bellwork: Sort Night vocabulary Part One by connotation

1.  “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (textbook, p. 82)

A.  Continue reading.

B.  Track irony using guided reading t-chart.

Monday, 11/5/2018

*Night: Weds. deadline moved to Thurs.

Bellwork: Sort Night vocabulary by part of speech

1.  “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe (textbook, p. 82)

A.  Pre-reading activity: Catacombs and Carnival

B.  Set up guided note-taking for irony.

C.  Begin reading.

Friday, 11/2/2018

  1. Bellwork: Review definitions of “The Scarlet Ibis” vocabulary terms to prepare for quiz over short story and related vocabulary.
  2. Quiz over “The Scarlet Ibis.”
  3. Work on getting caught up – FSA essay or classwork from this week. When caught up, you may read Night.

Thursday, 11/1/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent. In her absence, you:

1. Read the text of the speech by Elie Wiesel entitled “The Perils of Indifference” and answer related questions. Get text set from Mrs. Owens.

Wednesday, 10/31/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent. In her absence, you:

1. Received two handouts for a Halloween Horror Analysis. Get from Mrs. Owens or “YOU MISSED IT.”

Tuesday, 10/30/2018

*FSA Writing: Finish Friday in class? Laptops available.

Bellwork: Language Study in textbook, p. 140. Know the words: imminent, infallibility, and precariously.

1.  Finish up Laying the Foundation work for “The Scarlet Ibis” pp 63-65, 9-20. #18 – do ONE color! Get work checked off by Mrs. Owens.

2.  Discuss answers.

3.  Plan a response to writing prompt: How are Doodle and the ibis alike?

Monday, 10/29/2018

*Smartphones: 3x=detention

*FSA Writing: Did you finish? Hand in packet, please.

Bellwork: Brainstorm at least three (3) possible symbols in “The Scarlet Ibis” and what they mean on a larger level

1.Return student work and share

A.Finch analysis

B.Dialectical journal

2.Finish up Laying the Foundation work for “The Scarlet Ibis” pp 63-65, 9-20. #18 – do ONE color!

Friday, 10/26/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due today!

Bellwork: Make a K-W-L chart based on the Holocaust

1.Introduction to Night by Elie Wiesel:

a. Bookmark

b. Dialectical Journal

c. Theme tracking by quad as follows:

Group 1:  Man’s inhumanity to man

Group 2:  Religion and faith

Group 3:  Family bonds

Group 4:  Survival and related guilt

Group 5:  Silence

Group 6:  Darkness/night

Group 7:  Physical/emotional changes in Elie and his father

Group 8:   Your choice of any one of the above

2. Please finish FSA Writing for homework. You may type in Google Docs if you prefer instead of the OLA platform. You have a copy of the prompt. To locate the text set, go to polk-fl.net; Students; Classlink for students; OLA; Writing Round 2. Please be sure to finish by Sunday at 6 P.M. unless you have made other arrangements with me. Thank you.

Thursday, 10/25/2018

Students worked on their progress monitoring essay in class today.

Wednesday, 10/24/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due this Friday, 10/26

1. FSA Writing Quarter 2: Argument

a. Use your time today to read through the text packet and plan your response.

b. You may not write on the packet. Please do your planning on the planning sheet given to you. Get from Mrs. Owens or “You Missed It.”

Tuesday, 10/23/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due next Friday, 10/26

*Hand in Dialectical Journal

Bellwork: Make a brief list of the essential components of an argument.

1. FSA Writing   Quarter 2: Wednesday and Thursday

a. View sample argument.

b. View handout on argument stems

2. The Scarlet Ibis Laying the Foundation: pp 63-65, #9-20. Work on with partner.

Monday, 10/22/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due next Friday, 10/26

Bellwork: Quickwrite: Based on what you have read in “The Scarlet Ibis” so far, how is Doodle like a symbolic mockingbird?

1. Continue to read “The Scarlet Ibis,” p. 38 in workbook, annotating and completing dialectical journal. Hand in when finished. HOMEWORK IF NOT FINISHED IN CLASS!

Friday, 10/19/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due next Friday, 10/26

*Hand in rhetorical analysis paragraph.

Bellwork: Look over fiction vocabulary. Highlight unfamiliar terms. (Get from “You Missed It” if absent.)

1. Prepare to read “The Scarlet Ibis,” p. 38 in workbook, annotating as you read. Get workbook from Mrs. Owens if you were absent. Create dialectical journal from 5 observations made during reading. (See board or ask a neighbor.)

Thursday, 10/18/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

1. TKaM: How does Atticus Finch effectively employ rhetorical appeals in his closing argument? Write your own paragraph on either logos or pathos. HAND IN WHEN FINISHED! Homework if not complete by end of class.

Wednesday, 10/17/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

1. TKaM: Finch closing argument

a. Finish drafting sample paragraph on ethos.

b. Plan your own paragraph on either logos or pathos. We will write in class tomorrow.

Tuesday, 10/16/2018

*Bring TKAM tomorrow! (You will need it to write paragraph.)

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

1. Paper purge!

2. TKaM: Mrs. Owens checked Finch Rhetorical Appeals handout.

a. View sample TKaM paragraph responses

b. Finch closing argument: Discussion; begin to draft sample paragraph together.

Monday, 10/15/18

TEACHER WORK DAY/STUDENT HOLIDAY

Friday, 10/12/2018

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

*To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch closing argument analysis due on Tuesday.

Today we concluded our Body Biography presentations.

Thursday, 10/11/2018

Today we began our Body Biography presentations based on assigned Mockingbird characters. We will continue same tomorrow.

Wednesday, 10/10/2018

*2 EC points for bringing Mockingbird to class.

We worked on handout tracking pathos, ethos, and logos in Atticus Finch’s closing argument. Due Tuesday, 10/16.

Tuesday, 10/9/2018

*NOTE: TOMORROW: Weds., 10/10: PER 2: E144; PER 4: N130; PER 5: D93

*Bring TKaM tomorrow for 2 EXTRA CREDIT points!!

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

*Bellwork: How will assist with your project today?

TKaM: Work on Body Biography. DUE THURSDAY!! Glue, scissors, markers, and magazines are available for your use. Return after use. Stay in your area and on task!

Monday, 10/8/2018

*NOTE: Weds., 10/10, report to B13!

*Night by Elie Wiesel due on Friday, 10/26

*Bellwork: Make a quick list of what you will accomplish today on your Body Biography project.

1. TKaM: Work on Body Biography. Glue, scissors, markers, and magazines are available for your use. Due Thursday, 10/11.

Friday, 10/5/2018

*Bellwork: Prepare for vocabulary quiz.

1. TKaM:

a. Vocabulary quiz.

b. Work on Body Biography.

Thursday, 10/4/2018

*To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary quiz: Friday, 10/5

*Bellwork: Quiz your neighbor on vocabulary words.

1. TKaM:  Body biography assignment: Work days today, tomorrow, and Tuesday. Due next Thursday, 10/11

*Note: Annotations graded.

*Rhetorical appeals study to be continued next week.

Wednesday, 10/3/2018

TKaM: QUIZ!

Get out sheet of lined paper to prepare for quiz. Make up if you were absent.

Tuesday, 10/2/2018

*To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary quiz: Friday, 10/5

*TKaM: Hand in your book ready for annotation check.

Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Imagined” – attempt to use any vocabulary word(s) in your writing.

1. TKaM: Questions and discussion. Quiz tomorrow.

Monday, 10/1/2018

*To Kill a Mockingbird final reading deadline: tomorrow!

*To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary quiz: Friday, 10/5

Bellwork: Use a vocabulary word in a context-rich sentence, leaving a blank for the word; trade with neighbor to guess words

1. Discuss “Southern Horrors” and “We Wear the Mask” answers

2. TKaM:  Turn to Atticus Finch’s closing argument in book; annotate for pathos, ethos, and logos

Friday, 9/28/2018

Bellwork: Vocabulary charades

1. Finish the following for: “We Wear the Mask” while Mrs. Owens wraps up writing conferences.

a. Annotate for figurative language and diction

b. Answer related questions from handout; you may answer on back of poem

Thursday, 9/27/2018

*Have you handed in “Southern Horrors” work?

*Have you handed in Laying the Foundation work?

1. Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Trash” Use any one vocabulary word in your quick write

2. Bryan Stevenson videos: CBS and Lynching memorial

3. Poem: “We Wear the Mask”

a. Annotate for figurative language and diction

b. Answer related questions from handout; you may answer on back of poem

Wednesday, 9/26/2018

*If you did not finish the “Southern Horrors” packet, get work and packet from Mrs. Owens; finish and hand in tomorrow.

1. Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Maycomb” Use any one vocabulary word in your quick write

2. Paper purge!

3. Poem: “We Wear the Mask”: read about author and begin to annotate; get from YOU MISSED IT if you were absent.

Tuesday, 9/25/2018

  1. Mrs. Owens checked To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary.
  2. Today was a Mockingbird reading deadline. We had class-wide discussion – no quiz.

Monday, 9/24/2018

In Mrs. Owens’s absence student did the following:

  1. Read the excerpt from “Southern Horrors: Lynch Lawes in All Its Phases” by Ida B. Wells and answered the related questions. Hand in when finished.

Friday, 9/21/2018

In Mrs. Owens’s absence students did the following:

  1. Finished reading and annotating “How to Mark a Book.”
  2. Completed the Rhetorical Toolkit graphic organizer using the essay. Handed in when finished.

Thursday, 9/20/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Blind Spots”

1. TKaM vocabulary; due next Tues., 9/25

2. Rhetorical Toolkit and “How to Mark a Book” – GET HANDOUTS FROM “YOU MISSED IT”

A. Begin reading and annotating essay.

B. Preview Rhetorical Toolbox graphic organizer.

Wednesday, 9/19/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Same God”

1. To Kill a Mockingbird analysis in Laying the Foundation, pp 244-5:

You should be close to finished with the following:

a. Point of View and Perspective: 1-3

b. Character Development: 4

c.  Diction: 5: Seats A and B: a-d; Seats C and D: e-h

d.  Syntax: 6: Find at least one example of each (explain what and why)

2. Next complete this on pp. 245-6

e. Figurative Language: 7: Seats A and B: a-e; Seats C and D: f-j

f. Allusions: 8: a and b

*HAND IN FINISHED AT END OF PERIOD. FINISH FOR HOMEWORK IF NOT DONE.

Tuesday, 9/18/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite: “Real Courage”; get prompt from Mrs. Owens.

*To Kill a Mockingbird:  Questions, quiz, discussion. Arrange to make up quiz if you were absent.

Monday, 9/17/2018

Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Friday, 9/14/2018

Bellwork: Mini-lesson on allusion.

1. ContinueTo Kill a Mockingbird analysis: (during writing conferences)

*Finish where you left off yesterday as follows:

Turn to p. 244 and complete the following working with your shoulder partner:

(Every student should record answers.)

a. Point of View and Perspective: 1-3

b. Character Development: 4

c. Diction: Seats A and B: a-d; Seats C and D: e-h

d. Syntax: Find at least one example of each (explain what and why)

Thursday, 9/13/2018

Bellwork: Mini-lesson on euphemism.

1.  Check tone vocabulary quiz.

2.  To Kill a Mockingbird analysis: (during writing conferences with Mrs. Owens)

a. Get a copy of Laying the Foundation from shelf.

b. Turn to p. 244 and complete the following working with your shoulder partner:                   (Every student should record answers.)

I. Point of View and Perspective: 1-3

II. Character Development: 4

III. Diction: Seats A and B: a-d; Seats C and D: e-h

IV. Syntax: Find at least one example of each (explain what and why)

Wednesday, 9/12/2018

Guidance presentation about grades! Hope you were in school for it.

Tuesday, 9/11/2018

Bellwork: TKAM Quickwrite: “Skinwalk” Read prompt and write a five sentence response.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird: questions, quiz, discussion. MAKE UP QUIZ IF YOU MISSED IT!

Monday, 9/10/2018

1. Tone vocabulary quiz

2. FSA Writing:

A. Self-score your essay on the back of the essay

PFO: write the number and your explanation

EE: write the number and your explanation

C: write the number and your explanation

3. Discussion of prompt

Friday, 9/7/2018

*Tone vocabulary: Quiz Monday, 9/10

*Bellwork: Vocabulary charades with shoulder partner

1. FSA Writing Rubric:

A. Score sample essays

B. Distribute original text packets and discuss essay

Thursday, 9/6/2018

*Lost/found; nameless papers

*Tone vocabulary: Quiz Monday, 9/10

*Bellwork: Write a vocabulary blank sentence beginning with an adverb clause. Use a different conjunction than yesterday to begin your sentence. (See Developing Sentence Variety). Exchange with neighbor to guess word.

1. FSA Writing Rubric:

A. Highlight nouns and their adjectives

B. Read text packet on limiting car usage to prep for scoring essays.

Wednesday, 9/5/2018

*Tone vocabulary check: Quiz Monday, 9/10

*Bellwork: Write a vocabulary blank sentence beginning with an adverb clause. (See Developing Sentence Variety). Exchange with neighbor to guess word.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird:

A. Discussion

B. Finish character study: Create chart listing four quotes about your character and what can be inferred from the quote.

Tuesday, 9/4/2018

*Tone vocabulary due tomorrow

*Bellwork: Write a vocabulary blank sentence beginning with a participial phrase (See Developing Sentence Variety). Exchange with neighbor to guess word.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird:

A. questions

B. quiz

C. character study: move to your respective tables based on the number of your character (PERIODS 2 AND 4)

Monday – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Friday, 8/31/2018

*First TKAM reading deadline: Tuesday, 9/4

1. DEAR, everyone! (Drop Everything and Read)

Thursday, 8/30/2018

*Friday (tomorrow): DEAR Day – have TKAM. (Be sure to bring your book!)

*Bellwork: Tone vocabulary. Write a vocabulary blank sentence using your pink handout on “Developing Sentence Variety.”

1. To Kill a Mockingbird: “The Scottsboro Nine” discussion

2. Period 4: Get an FSA Writing rubric from Mrs. Owens.

Wednesday, 8/29/2018

*Friday: DEAR Day – have TKAM

*Bellwork: Write a brief paragraph about a time that you were treated unfairly, including how the situation resolved.

1. TKaM background:

Watch video on Jim Crow era

Read “The Scottsboro Boys” and do the following:

Answer questions 1-5 on your own paper.

Brainstorm in writing answers to Discussion Questions on p. 6 on the same

paper. Hold in binder until tomorrow.

When finished, read TKAM quietly.

Tuesday, 8/28/2018

Media Center orientation. Meet back in classroom on Wednesday.

Monday, 8/27/2018

*Mrs. Owens checked student copies of To Kill a Mockingbird; show her yours if you were absent.

1. Bellwork: Students completed an Opionionaire on To Kill a Mockingbird; get from You Missed It if you were absent; based on the statements, we generated thematic topics contained in TKaM and recorded them; get from a classmate.

2. Mrs. Owens distributed bookmarks with reading deadlines; get from You Missed It; she also assigned students a character to track throughout the reading of the book. See her for your character.

3. Finally, we discussed annotations. Get advice from a classmate or Mrs. Owens.

Friday, 8/24/2018

*To Kill a Mockingbird copy due Monday

Today in Mrs. Owens’s absence students completed the handout “What’s in a Name?” and handed in at end of period.

Thursday, 8/23/2018

Day 2 of Progress Monitoring Writing for Quarter 1; students handed in essays at end of period

Wednesday, 8/22/2018

Day 1 of Progress Monitoring Writing for Quarter 1

Tuesday, 8/21/2018

Announcement:

*To Kill a Mockingbird deadline: Monday, 8/27

Today in class this happened:

1. Bellwork/Quickwrite on the topic “How does syntax help an author convey meaning?”

2. “Gene, the jaywalking junkie” discussion of main idea; drafted a thesis statement for an analysis essay.

3. Began “What’s in a Name?” (Periods 2 and 4)

Monday, 8/20/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent today. Students finished annotating the “Gene, the jaywalking junkie” essay and completing the related graphic organizer.

Friday, 8/17/2018

*Signed syllabus due today – Mrs. Owens collected if not yet checked.

In class we:

1. Did Bellwork/Quickwrite on the topic “Reflections on my first week in high school.”

2. Began to read aloud and annotate: “Gene, the jaywalking junkie” essay and graphic organizer with reference handouts – pink and red. Get from substitute on Monday.

Thursday, 8/16/2018

Announcements:

Signed syllabus due tomorrow, 8/17

*To Kill a Mockingbird due in class on Mon., 8/27

Today we:

1. Bellwork- Quickwrite – Students chose an adage and explained it, relating it to an experience they’ve had.

2. Parts of speech review. Finish up!

3. LHS Dreadnaught PPT; take notes on handout. Put in binder under “References.”

Wednesday, 8/15/2018

Announcements:

*Signed syllabus due Fri., 8/17

*To Kill a Mockingbird deadline: Monday, 8/27

Today we:

1. Went to the Media Center for id pictures for LHS students.

2. Bellwork/Quickwrite on the topic “Reflections of Summer” – Begin with “Looking back at the summer…”

3. Parts of speech review.

Tuesday, 8/14/2018

Announcements:

*Signed syllabus due Fri., 8/17

*To Kill a Mockingbird deadline: Monday, 8/27

Today in class we:

1. Bellwork: Wrote a brief paragraph in response to this question: How will you be successful this year in freshman English?

2. Completed index card – see Mrs. Owens for required info.

3. Activity: Boisterous Bingo

3. Parts of speech review – on back of Boisterous Bingo with accompanying activity.

Monday, 8/13/2018

*Signed syllabus due: Friday, 8/17

*Deadline for To Kill a Mockingbird: Monday, 8/27

Today we:

1. Reviewed the class syllabus; due signed by Friday, 8/17; get from “You Missed It” if absent or misplaced

2. Mrs. Owens went over stuff about classroom, and class; group syllabus quiz

Welcome to English I Pre-AP!

Day 1 Task:

Read the following two sentences. Only one is by the writer whose name is listed. Which sentence seems better to you? Why? (The right answer is irrelevant.)

A. We are servants not masters of our machines.

B. Men have become tools of their tools.

–Henry David Thoreau

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One Response to English I

  1. Ethan Dickie says:

    B. Because I find the wording more poetic and interesting the deliberately stating what you’re trying to say.

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