English II

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

*Their Eyes Were Watching God – book check!

Bellwork: BK Grammar, p. L449, Writing Correct Forms of Verbs
1. Poem: “My Mother Pieced Quilts”
    –Identify the culture of the writer based upon evidence in the poem
2.  Quilting
    –Examine quilts.
    –Complete “Quilting” chart: List 8 images, artifacts, objects, memories, and experiences from your childhood that reveal who you are as a person. Explain significance of each.

Thursday, 1/17/2019

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

Bellwork: BK Grammar, p. L448-9, 1-15
1. “Shine, Perishing Republic!” – discuss 
2. Culture: Discussion of: How can cultural experiences shape, impact, or influence our perception of the world? To what subcultures do you belong? What are some of their features? What are possible symbols that represent the group?

Wednesday, 1/16/2019

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

Bellwork: Read poem “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” by Gwendolyn Brooks on p. 117 of workbook; annotate at least 4 devices; in a sentence write what and how it means.
Get glossary of poetic terms handout from You Missed It.

  1. Discussion of speeches – quiz Thursday!

Tuesday, 1/15/2019

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

Bellwork: BK Grammar p. 444; correct errors by line.
1. Essay: “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?”
    o Work with your quad-mates to create t-chart of yes/no arguments contained in essay.
    o Go to The New York Times website and read comments about the article. Add four arguments total to either side of chart.

Monday, 1/14/2019

*Their Eyes Were Watching God due this Fri., 1/18
Bellwork: from Collapse by Jared Diamond
On paper where you answered your two questions, write a brief paragraph stating what impacted you the most about the text and why it is relevant in today’s world.

  1. Logical Fallacies:
    –Be sure you have a definition for each
    –Debates
  2. Essay: “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?” – Read for homework, annotating the arguments and counterarguments in the essay.

Friday, 1/11/2019

*Their Eyes Were Watching God due next Fri., 1/18
Bellwork: Poem “American Sonnet for the New Year”
1.  Logical fallacies
     o  Make mini-poster of your fallacy (name of fallacy, definition, example)  (10 min.)
     o  Post on board/wall
     o  Complete chart of fallacies through gallery walk (15 min.)
2.  From yesterday if you didn’t finish OR FOR HOMEWORK: (20 min.)
     Read in textbook from Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared       Diamond, p. 496. Answer in writing:
    –What are the five factors the author believes contribute to society’s collapse?
    –How do comparisons to the past affect current discussions about the impact of environmental change?

Thursday, 1/10/2019

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

Bellwork: BK Grammar book, p. L443, Practice Your Skills, 2-10.
1. “’Bandersnatch,’” writing
2.  Read in textbook from Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond, p. 496. Answer in writing:
       –What are the five factors the author believes contribute to society’s collapse?
       –How do comparisons to the past affect current discussions about the impact of environmental change?

Wednesday, 1/9/2019

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

Bellwork: BK Grammar book, p. L439, Practice Your Skills, 1, 2, 4-9.
1. Revisit “’Bandersnatch,’ The Sopranos, and the Myth of Certainty” and complete graphic organizer.
     –You will have a brief writing assignment based on the text tomorrow.

Tuesday, 1/8/2019

Bellwork: Greet your new seatmates.
*Their Eyes Were Watching God due Fri., 1/18
1. Read “’Bandersnatch,’ The Sopranos, and the Myth of Certainty”
2. Unpack using rhetorical toolkit graphic organizer:
    * Consider whether thesis statement is explicit or implicit.

Monday, 1/7/2019

Happy New Year!
Bellwork: Quickwrite: Write with elaboration about your new year’s resolution(s).
*Please have Their Eyes Were Watching God by Fri., 1/18
1. Paper purge
2. Writing portfolios: update with graded timed essay
3. Exam review

Friday, 12/21/2018

Exam make-up day/free day

Have a great 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

*Exam block begins tomorrow: Per. 1 and Per. 2 exams

  1. Practice exam

Friday, 12/14/2018

*Brownies Monday, plus practice exam
1.  The Book Thief
    a.  Get out sheet of lined paper and tear in hamburger-half.
    b.  Write name on both halves.
    c.   Number one half from 1-11
    d.   Wait for further instruction.

Thursday, 12/13/2018

*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: TOMORROW, 12/14
1.Finish Genocide Research presentations!

  • Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please.
  • Per. 1: Read and annotate The Book Thief
  • Per. 3: Iraq (now), Rwanda
  • Per 7: Darfur, Armenia

Wednesday, 12/12/2018

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

1.Continue Genocide Research presentations!

  • Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please.
  • Per. 1: Rwanda, USSR
  • Per. 3: DRC, South Sudan, Armenia, China ‘37, Iraq ‘86
  • Per 7: Tibet, Cambodia, China (now), Rwanda, Darfur

Tuesday, 12/11/2018

*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: this Fri., 12/14
1.Continue Genocide Research presentations! Give Mrs. Owens a rubric, please, for grading.

Monday, 12/10/2018

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

*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

*Tissues needed!

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

1.Genocide Research project: Work day!

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

Wednesday, 12/5/2018

*Tissues needed!  
*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
1.  Bellwork: None!
2.  Genocide Research project: Grab a laptop and get started.

Tuesday, 12/4/2018

*Tissues needed!
*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
1.  Bellwork: The Book Thief quickwrite
2.  Genocide Research project; read assignment and form groups of two (2); sign up on front board. Get two handouts from You Missed It.
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.; due by end of period or homework

4.Read The Book Thief and annotate

Monday, 12/3/2018

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

1.  My Choice!
    –Follow directions on front board to select the timed writing you would like me to read and grade! See Mrs. Owens for details.

2.  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, 11/30/2018

*Tissues needed! (to blow in comfort…)
*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
1. Take out 2-3 sheets of paper.
2. Please write on front of page only.
3. Write essay in response to this question:
    –How do writers protest war?
4. Hold until collected. Draw a line in margin with highlighter next to where you reference All Quiet.

Thursday, 11/29/2018

*Tissues needed! (to blow in comfort…)
*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
*Bring All Quiet? (5 EC pts if used for your essay!)
1.  Bellwork: Quickwrite for The Book Thief
2.  How do writers protest war? Finish packet, including planning, and get checked off by Mrs. Owens.
3.  Plug in and read quietly while waiting for discussion.

Wednesday, 11/28/2018

*Grade sheet circulated! Please get caught up!
*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
*Missing anything? A pair of shoes? Check LOST&FOUND!
*Bring All Quiet? (5 EC pts if used for your essay!)
1. Bellwork: Quickwrite for The Book Thief
2. How do writers protest war? Continue working through packet through Document D, including All Quiet, if applicable.

Tuesday, 11/27/2018

*NOTE: The Book Thief final deadline: Fri., 12/14
*Bring All Quiet? (5 EC pts if used for your essay!)

  1. Bellwork: Look at projected artwork by Picasso entitled Guernica; what aspects of it communicate its topic?
  2. Hook exercise: political cartoon. Read and answer questions.
  3. Background essay. Read and answer projected questions.
  4. Read accompanying documents and answer questions. Check YOU MISSED IT!

Monday, 11/26/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite: Assess your Thanksgiving, rating it on a scale of five (5) stars. Share.
1. Paper purge! Check grades. Know how to get caught up!
2. Phrases PPT – take notes.

Friday, 11/16/2018

1. Bellwork: The Book Thief Quickwrite
2.  The Book Thief quiz. See Mrs. Owens for make-up.

Thursday, 11/15/2018

*The Book Thief reading deadline tomorrow; quiz!

  1. Bellwork: Share with your neighbor the ideas you wrote in yesterday’s Written Response
  2. Watch video “Blind Man Who Climb The highest Mountain.” Make notes on graphic organizer.

Wednesday, 11/14/2018

*The Book Thief reading deadline this Friday; quiz!

Bellwork: Quickwrite
1. “How to Look at Nothing”: open book quiz, including written response. Please have your graphic organizer from yesterday handy.
2. Read quietly until further instruction.

Tuesday, 11/13/2018

*Hand in revised introductions and other outstanding classwork.
*The Book Thief reading deadline this Friday; quiz!
1. Bellwork: Quickwrite
2. Workbook: “How to Look at Nothing” p. 49: finish the following:
A.  Annotate for transitional words and phrases.
B.  Complete graphic organizer.
C.  Discuss questions on p. 332: Comprehension, Literary Analysis, and Similes.
    D.  When finished, read!
E.  Discussion; quiz tomorrow over “How to Look at Nothing.” (open book)

Monday, 11/12/2018

VETERAN’S DAY HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL

Friday, 11/9/2018

*Revised introductions AND “The Listeners” and Takei due next Tues., 11/13!

1.Rhetorical Analysis Timed Writing: “Occupation: Conductorette”
2.Relax!

Thursday, 11/8/2018

*Please have writing plan out to be checked.
*Revised introductions AND “The Listeners” and Takei due next Tues., 11/13!
EQ: How do I determine an author’s purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that purpose?
Bellwork: Read the poem “Making a Fist” on p. 363 in textbook.Complete this sentence: Nye’s universal truth is _____ conveyed through, ____, ____, and ____.

1. In workbook, read “How to Look at Nothing” p. 49
A.  Annotate for transitional words and phrases.
B.  Complete graphic organizer. We will complete in class next week.

Wednesday, 11/7/2018

Bellwork: Ticket in the Door
*Do you have any work for me? Put in MY BOX, please.
*Revised introductions due next Tues., 11/13!
1. Rhetorical Analysis:
A.  Finish “Occupation: Conductorette” (p. 142) outline or plan for your written response to the SAT prompt.
B.  Get checked off by Mrs. Owens. Homework if not finished in class.

Tuesday, 11/6/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite onThe Book Thief
*Do you have any work for me? Put in MY BOX, please.
*Revised introductions due next Tues., 11/13!
1. Rhetorical Analysis:
A.  Finish coding written response; discuss.
B.  Revisit “Occupation: Conductorette” (p. 142) to create an outline or plan for your written response to the SAT prompt. Use g.o. for ideas. We will work on this in class tomorrow. Get your planning checked off by Mrs. Owens. The timed writing for same will be Friday.

Monday, 11/5/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite on The Book Thief
*Do you have any work for me? Put in MY BOX, please.
1. Introductions: view samples; update writing portfolios
2. Rhetorical Analysis:
A.  Examine SAT prompt
B.  Code written response
C.   Use “Occupation: Conductorette” to create an outline or plan for your written response to the SAT prompt. The timed writing for same will be Friday.

Friday, 11/2/2018

  1. Quiz over “The American Idea.”
  2. Finish up any outstanding work from this week following which you had DEAR time to read The Book Thief.

Thursday, 11/1/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent. In her absence you:

  1. Read a speech delivered by George Takei entitled “Why I Love a Country that Once Betrayed Me” and answered related questions (on your own paper). Get from Mrs. Owens if you were absent, too. Due at end of period or Friday.

Wednesday, 10/31/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent. In her absence you:

  1. Worked on a Halloween poetry activity entitled “The Listeners.” Work due at end of period or on Thursday.

Tuesday, 10/30/2018

Bellwork: Language Study and Word Study, textbook p. 246. Know these words for quiz on Friday: embodied, emigrants, successive, subversion.
1.  Finish work on “The American Idea” by Theodore White
A.  Complete the two handouts.
B.  Staple and hand in.

Monday, 10/29/2018

*Smartphones: 3x=detention
*FSA Writing: status?
Bellwork: Quickwrite: Related to The Book Thief
1.“The American Idea” by Theodore White
A. Close read in your workbook, p. 43, annotating for text structures and signal words/transitions (p. 242 in textbook)
B. Complete the two handouts per Mrs. Owens’s instructions. Time in class tomorrow to complete work.

Friday, 10/26/2018

*Foldable due completed. Mrs. Owens checked.
1. Finish FSA Progress Monitoring Writing Quarter 2.
To access text set and prompt, go to:
◦Polk-fl.net, Students
ClassLink for students
◦OLA
◦Login for Writing Round 2
If you prefer to type the essay in Google Docs, you may. Please finish and submit by Sunday at 6 P.M.

Thursday, 10/25/2018

Students began work on their progress monitoring essay in class today. We will finish tomorrow in class.

Wednesday, 10/24/2018

*Foldable due Friday completed.
Bellwork: Gather your materials to prepare for today’s timed writing.
1. “Like the Sun” (80) and “The Open Window” (85) timed writing.
Tuesday, 10/23/2018

Bellwork: Quickwrite related to The Book Thief
1. Upcoming timed writings assignments explained:
a. “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window”
b. “Occupation: Conductorette”
c.  War Writings
2. Prepare for tomorrow’s writing on following prompt projected (p. 89 in text).
3. Work on foldable or read quietly.

Monday, 10/22/2018

*The Book Thief due today!
Bellwork: Quickwrite on the title The Book Thief: Are there any implications or connotations in the title? How does the title relate to Nazi Germany in any way?
1. The Book Thief
2. Finish Maya Angelou work for “Occupation: Conductorette” on p. 142. Complete rhetorical toolkit g.o. Hand in when finished.
3. Rhetorical Toolkit foldable will be due Friday completed.

Friday, 10/19/2018

*The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*HAND IN REVISED INTROS; STAPLE ROUGH TO BACK
Bellwork: Poem of the Day: Read, analyze, and then write this statement completing it: The author (insert name) means that (state universal truth) based on use of state primary element and state secondary element.
1. Read Maya Angelou excerpt in text, “Occupation: Conductorette” on p. 142. Complete rhetorical toolkit g.o. (Get handouts from “You Missed It.”)

Thursday, 10/18/2018

**The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*REVISED INTROS DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, 10/19, TYPED, MLA! (Bring rough draft to hand in, too!)
1. Work on defining rhetorical devices for Rhetorical Toolkit foldable.

Wednesday, 10/17/2018

**The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*REVISED INTROS DUE FRIDAY, 10/19, TYPED, MLA! (Bring rough draft to hand in, too!)

Today:
Bellwork: Poem of the Day: What does the poem mean and how does it mean it?
1. All Quiet Final Reflection redux!
2. Set up Rhetorical Toolkit foldable. Define devices.

Tuesday, 10/16/2018

**The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*Bellwork: Poem of the Day: Read, analyze, and then write this statement completing it:
The author (insert name) means that (state universal truth) based on use of state
primary element and state secondary element.
1. Introductions: exchange intros from Friday with neighbor; rate on a scale of 1-5, 5 being highest. Justify your response.
REVISED INTROS DUE FRIDAY, 10/19, TYPED, MLA!
2. All Quiet Final Reflection! Get handout from Mrs. Owens or You Missed It.

Monday, 10/15/2018

TEACHER WORK DAY/STUDENT HOLIDAY

Friday, 10/12/2018

*The Book Thief due Monday, 10/22
*The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*Bellwork: Take out Effective Introductions and sample introductions handouts.
1. Sample introductions: discuss annotations and hooks used.
2. Practice! Using the thesis statement provided to you, write introductions using the following two hook strategies:  (1) Metaphor using the noun you drew; (2) your choice of hook strategy. Due Tuesday, 10/16.

Thursday, 10/11/2018

*The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
Word of the Day: SCREENAGERS
*Bellwork: “What Is the Same?” Step 2 again. Work with your shoulder partner to identify similarities between your two nouns. Complete back.
1. Effective Introductions – read handout.
2. Effective Hook Techniques – annotate samples.

Wednesday, 10/10/2018

PSAT testing for sophomores. Class either didn’t meet or didn’t do work.

Tuesday, 10/9/2018

*The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*Tomorrow: PSAT – Do you know your testing location?
*Do you have work to hand in to me? Essay revision? “Sun/Window” planning?
*Bellwork: “What Is the Same?” Step 2 – Work with your shoulder partner to identify similarities between your two nouns.
1. All Quiet on the Western Front: theme study; complete handout in thematic groups.

Monday, 10/8/2018

*Bring All Quiet tomorrow!
*The Book Thief due: Mon., 10/22
*Bellwork: “What Is the Same?” Step 1
1. All Quiet on the Western Front: Complete “Focus on Plot” handout.
2. Finish “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window” planning; hand in. Due tomorrow, Tues., 10/9!

Friday, 10/5/2018

*Annotations due today! Leave book with Mrs. Owens.
*Bellwork: Discuss your reaction to the text with your neighbor.
1. All Quiet on the Western Front:
A. Final quiz.
B. Complete “Focus on Plot” handout.

Thursday, 10/4/2018

*All Quiet final reading deadline: tomorrow, Friday, 10/5
*Bellwork: Read “A Letter from World War I” and answer questions ON YOUR OWN PAPER.
1. “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window”:  Finish thesis statement and topic sentences for “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window” prompt.
2. Add evidence and commentary per instructions on board. Hand in.

Wednesday, 10/3/2018

*All Quiet final reading deadline: Friday, 10/5

  1. All Quiet vocabulary quiz.

Tuesday, 10/2/2018

*All Quiet found poetry posters! Please staple handout behind poem.
*All Quiet vocabulary quiz tomorrow! (early release day)
Bellwork: Quiz your neighbor over vocabulary words.
1. All Quiet: Found Poem Gallery Walk
2. “The Open Window” – discussion of irony; assignment on p. 89 – get from Mrs. Owens.

Monday, 10/1/2018

*All Quiet poetry poster due tomorrow!
*All Quiet vocabulary quiz Wednesday (early release day)
Bellwork: Look up and record on your irony t-chart multiple definitions of the word “romance”
1. Discuss with your shoulder partner examples of irony you found in the short story “Like the Sun”
2. Read short story “The Open Window” in textbook on p. 85; note examples of irony and paradox as you read; answer question 4 on p. 88.

Friday, 9/28/2018

Bellwork: Vocabulary charades
1. All Quiet on the Western Front:  questions; quiz; discussion

Thursday, 9/27/2018

*All Quiet reading deadline tomorrow
1. Bellwork: Quickwrite: How do you feel about the truth?
2. Take out FICTION Vocabulary. Add word “paradox” and its definition.
3. “Like the Sun” – textbook, p. 80
a. Read and track irony on t-chart
b. Answer question 4 on p. 84.
c. When finished, you may read All Quiet

Wednesday, 9/26/2018

  1. Assessment over short stories.
  2. Quiet reading/work time.

Tuesday, 9/25/2018

  1. Mrs. Owens checked vocabulary for completion.
  2. Next she distributed the Found Poetry assignment for All Quiet. Get from “You Missed It.” Due Tuesday, 10/2.

Monday, 9/24/2018

In Mrs. Owens’s absence students:

  1. Completed the plot map (green handout) for one of the short stories we have read; when finished, students in quads shared the details of the story they “studied” as review for short story test on Wednesday.
  2. When finished, students had time to work on their All Quiet vocabulary due Tuesday.

Friday, 9/21/2018

In Mrs. Owens’s absence students:

  1. Took the All Quiet on the Western Front,  quiz 2.
  2. Completed the handout entitled “First Person Narration”; due Monday if not finished in class.

Thursday, 9/20/2018

*Be sure essay is stapled and hand in with rubric stapled to back. (Identify writer if I’m grading partners separately.)
*Short story quiz next Weds., 9/26, over “The Street of the Canon,” “The Monkey’s Paw,” “A Problem,” and “Through the Tunnel’ plus related vocabulary
Bellwork: textbook, p. 48; do Language Study: Vocabulary and Word Study, Part A
1. All Quiet: Reading deadline tomorrow!
a. Complete character chart as follows.
b. Vocabulary: due next Tues., 9/25; work on it or read!

Wednesday, 9/19/2018

  1. Bellwork: textbook, p. 34; do Language Study: Vocabulary and Word Study, Part A
    *Short story quiz next Weds. over “The Street of the Canon,” “The Monkey’s Paw,” “A Problem,” and “Through the Tunnel’ plus related vocabulary
  2. Writing about Literature: use laptops to revise, edit, and finalize essay
    *Final draft of Writing about Literature analysis essay due tomorrow, printed, MLA format

Tuesday, 9/18/2018

*Rough draft of analysis essay due
Bellwork: “No Man’s Land”: Finish up last two categories on DIDLS
1. All Quiet on the Western Front: View sample written responses
2. Writing about Literature peer-edit
a. Exchange papers and then code essay for:
I.   Thesis, topic and closing sentences
II.  Evidence
III. Elaboration/Commentary
b. Use rubric to assign essay a number
c.  Write one applause and one advice

Monday, 9/17/2018

STUDENT HOLIDAY/TEACHER WORK DAY

Friday, 9/14/2018

*Bellwork: Quickwrite: What shape is your assigned topic taking over the course of the first four chapters?
1. All Quiet on the Western Front
a. Questions
b. Quiz
c. Discussion

Thursday, 9/13/2018

*All Quiet reading deadline tomorrow
1. “No Man’s Land” poem – read over the guiding questions for the Details category, then closely read the poem and answer the questions
2.  Writing analysis – Get handout from “You Missed It.”
a. Pointers: thesis statement, body paragraphs
b. View and annotate samples; discuss.

Wednesday, 9/12/2018

DEAR Day! – Read All Quiet on the Western Front: first reading deadline this Friday.

Tuesday, 9/11/2018

*Wednesday/early release: DEAR Day!
1. Bellwork: Poem analysis “No Man’s Land”: Read and analyze for imagery. Complete the I of DIDLS
2. Work on analysis essay.
a. Formulate thesis statement.
b. Conduct close reading and highlight for evidence based on your prompt.

Monday, 9/10/2018

*Wednesday/early release: DEAR Day!
1.  Bellwork: Poem analysis “No Man’s Land”: Read and analyze for diction. Complete the first D of DIDLS
2.  Discussion of “Through the Tunnel” as to conflict, resolution, and theme.
3.  Writing about Literature assignment.

Friday, 9/7/2018

*Check All Quiet on the Western Front
1.   Bellwork: “Through the Tunnel” – assessment. Plan to make it up! Discussion.
2.   All Quiet on the Western Front: GET HANDOUTS FROM “YOU MISSED IT”
A. Preparing to Read the Novel: answer questions on handout
B. Poem – “The Man He Killed”
C. Getting to Know Characters: Complete as you read as follows:
Quad 1: Paul Baumer Quad 5: Muller
Quad 2: Stanislaus Katczinsky Quad 6: Albert Kropp
Quad 3: Franz Kemmerich Quad 7: Himmelstoss
Quad 4: Tjaden Quad 8: Kantorek

Thursday, 9/6/2018

*Bring All Quiet on the Western Front tomorrow, 9/7
1. Bellwork: Quickwrite on the Hobbes v. Rousseau question. Do you believe that humans are innately violent or innately peaceful until corrupted by civilization? Reference information from the video to support your response. (5 minutes)
2. Watch John Green “Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I” answering questions on handout.
3. Read “Through the Tunnel” annotating for literary and language elements. (See front board for elements.) Finish for homework.

Wednesday, 9/5/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by this Friday, 9/7
1. Bellwork: Graded quickwrite: Use your character graphic organizer to write a character sketch of your assigned character. Use evidence to support your assertions. Begin and end with bookend sentences. Use transitions. (10 pts.)
2. Watch John Green “Crash Course: World History 204” answering questions on handout.

Tuesday, 9/4/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by this Friday, 9/7
1.  Look at sample response to conflict quickwrite.
2.  Bellwork: Quickwrite: Write a seven-sentence-minimum paragraph explaining how the conflict and its resolution in “A Problem” convey the theme. Be sure to include discussion of the theme.
3. “A Problem” (p. 66)
Complete the indirect characterization graphic organizer for either Sasha or Markovich: Seats A and B = Sasha; seats C and D = Ivan Markovich

Monday – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Friday, 8/31/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by next Friday, 9/7
1. Bellwork: Literature Quote Bingo (no make-up required)
2. “A Problem”
A. Get out your thematic notes. On the back of the paper, outline Uncle Markovich’s argument by listing his main points and his evidence/example for each point he makes. Note the type of rhetorical appeal of each. Pages 68-69.

Thursday, 8/30/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by next Friday, 9/7
1. Bellwork: Take out your Parts of Speech handout (on the back of Boisterous Bingo) and your comma practice handout. Complete back on parts of speech.
2. Continue reading to finish “A Problem” – textbook, p. 60-something, taking notes on development of theme. Write a statement of theme when finished.

Wednesday, 8/29/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by next Friday, 9/7
1. Bellwork: See Mrs. Owens to make up this graded assignment.
2. “A Problem” – textbook, p. 66. Begin reading. As we read, jot down any notes about passages that develop theme.

Tuesday, 8/28/2018

*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by next Friday, 9/7
1. Bellwork: Think about conflict in a fictional work and its role in conveying theme. In a Quickwrite compare and/or contrast the role of conflict in the two short stories “The Street of the Canon” and “The Monkey’s Paw” as to its conveyance of theme.
2. “The Monkey’s Paw” – Complete g.o. on Suspense. Share. Classmates mark in workbook.
3. Begin preparation to read “A Problem” – textbook, p. 66.

Monday, 8/27/2018

  1. We discussed “The Monkey’s Paw” as to theme (implicit v. explicit) and development of theme. Students handed in completed graphic organizer.
  2. Next we began a study of how suspense in created in a text. Mrs. Owens distributed a graphic organizer and assigned students a section of text to examine development of suspense. Students will finish in class Tuesday.

Friday, 8/24/2018

  1. In Mrs. Owens’s absence, students read “The Monkey’s Paw” on page 9 of their workbook, annotating aspects that help develop theme.
  2. Next they completed the graphic organizer entitled “How Theme Is Conveyed through Literary Elements” – due Monday.

Thursday, 8/23/2018

Day 2 of Progress Monitoring Writing for Quarter 1; students completed essay and handed in.

Wednesday, 8/22/2018

Day 1 of Progress Monitoring Writing for Quarter 1

Tuesday, 8/21/2018

Announcements:
*FSA Writing next tomorrow/Thursday
*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by Friday, 9/7

Today in class we did the following:
1. Bellwork: Write in response to this prompt: If you were a month, would you be May or December?
2. “I Am a Sophomore”: return and record in writing log and folder; look at exemplars.
3. “The Street of the Canon”: Discuss theme. Discuss elements that convey theme.

Monday, 8/20/2018

Mrs. Owens was absent. Students finished reading “The Street of the Canon” and completing graphic organizer “How Theme Is Conveyed through Literary Elements” distributed by substitute.

Friday, 8/17/2018

Announcements:
*FSA Writing next Wednesday/Thursday
*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by Friday, 9/7

Today:
1. Students handed in final draft of “I Am a Sophomore” essay; rough draft went into writing portfolio. See Mrs. Owens to set up.
2. We played Boisterous Bingo. Get handout from “You Missed It.”
2. We continued reading “The Street of the Canon” (workbook, p. 21) and annotated per front board. Students will finish this assignment in class on Monday.

Thursday, 8/16/2018

Announcements:
* “I Am a Sophomore” essay due tomorrow: typed, Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced
*FSA Writing next Tuesday/Wednesday.
*Have All Quiet on the Western Front by Friday, 9/7

Today in class we did:
1. Bellwork: Quick write about a time you persisted to overcome a conflict. What was it like to persist? How did you feel afterward?
2. Discussed how writers convey theme and how readers discern theme.
3. Got workbooks; began reading “The Street of the Canon,” p. 21, annotating for fictional elements and language elements.

Wednesday, 8/15/2018

Today we:
1. Went to the Media Center for id pictures of LHS students.
2. Bellwork: Reviewed the rules on comma usage on handout and completed related activity. Get yellow handout from “You Missed It”.
3. Peer review: We exchanged “I Am a Sophomore” with neighbor and highlighted as follows: (Get pink handout on “Anatomy of an Essay” from “You Missed It”.)
A. Yellow: thesis statement
B. Pink: topic and closing sentences
C. Green: Evidence/Personal story
D. Blue: Elaboration (as to how this is wise/foolish)
E. Orange: Transitions
4. Return to writer for review and discussion. Final revised draft due Friday, 8/17, typed. Name and title at top; Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced. (25 writing pts.)

Tuesday, 8/14/2018

Announcement: Signed syllabus due Friday, 8/17

Today in class we did the following:

1. Bellwork: Brainstorm list of what makes good writing after discussion with your table mates.
2. Looked up the Greek roots of the word ‘sophomore’ (wise fool), and brainstormed ways that the term applies to you.
3. Worked on writing assignment: ‘I Am a Sophomore’ – Employing good writing, write an essay in response to the prompt: “How does the label sophomore apply to you?”
A. Write the thesis statement (which will go at the end of the introduction).
B. Write an introduction after discussion with your quad-mates using a strategy from Mrs. Owens’ list.
C. Draft the remainder individually. Due tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/15. (5 writing pts.)

Monday, 8/13/2018

*Signed syllabus due: Friday, 8/17
*Take a picture of your schedule with your phone, please.
Today in class we:
1. Reviewed the class syllabus; due signed by Friday, 8/17; get from “You Missed It” if absent
2. Mrs. Owens talked about teacher, classroom, and class; table groups took syllabus quiz
3. Writing feedback/index card AND “About You” on back; please ask Mrs. Owens about completion.

Welcome to English II

Day 1 Task:

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

A. You must look into people as well as at them.
B. The inner self is as important as the outer shell.
–Lord Chesterfield

A. To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.
B. Control is the only difference between a life of misery and a life of joy.
–George Bernard Shaw

 

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  1. Susan Terry Lynch says:

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