​​​​​​​​​​​August 26, 2013

  • Monday: WELCOME BACK! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! SET YOUR GOALS HIGH AND WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE THEM! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!; assigned seats and passed out Cargiver Information Packet (extra credit inside for first quarter - must be returned to get the extra credit); Due by Wed. Sept. 4th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); signed Student Packet Receipt; Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class
  • Tuesday: RULES ASSEMBLY FOR 10TH GRADERS; collected caregiver receipts/extra credit; went over room setup; passed out and students worked on Possessive Nouns worksheet - due tomorrow; return homeroom forms to homeroom teachers ASAP; Due by Wed. Sept. 4th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); signed Student Packet Receipt; Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class
  • Wednesday: collected caregiver receipts/extra credit; checked and went over homework; reviewed some additional classroom procedures; passed out and started going over Student Information Packet; return homeroom forms to homeroom teachers ASAP; Due by Wed. Sept. 4th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); signed Student Packet Receipt; Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class
  • Thursday: collected caregiver receipts/extra credit; finished going over Student Information Packet; showed students the class wikispace; passed out, completed, and collected Contact Sheet; REMINDER: Friday will be an evacuation drill...wear sensible shoes;return homeroom forms to homeroom teachers ASAP; Due by Wed. Sept. 4th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); signed Student Packet Receipt; Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class

September 2, 2013

  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND
  • Tuesday: collected caregiver receipts/extra credit; collect student receipts; introduced myself to class; students began introductions to classes; passed out worksheet packet and students worked on - due tomorrow; Due by Wed. Sept. 4th: signed Caregiver Packet Receipt (extra credit); signed Student Packet Receipt; Binder/Loose Leaf/Writing Utensil/Highlighter in class
  • Wednesday: collected caregiver receipts/extra credit; collected student receipts; checked homework; went over worksheet packet
  • Thursday: finished students' introductions; practiced MLA format, the steps of the writing process, and the parts of speech; pass out MLA Format packet and go over; Study/Learn MLA Format for an upcoming Pop Quiz; Monday Night, September 9th, is Meet the Teacher Night from 6-8 pm
  • Friday: passed out Writing Process Notes packet and Parts of Speech packet and went over; Study/Learn MLA Format, Parts of Speech, and the Writing Process for an upcoming Pop Quiz; Monday Night, September 9th, is Meet the Teacher Night from 6-8 pm

September 9, 2013

  • Monday: finished going over the Writing Process Notes packet; passed out and went over Proofreading Marks handout and Poetry Notes packet; passed out and students worked on "Incident in a Rose Garden" (read poem and answer all questions - due tomorrow); Study/Learn MLA Format, Parts of Speech, and the Writing Process for an upcoming Pop Quiz; Monday Night, September 9th, is Meet the Teacher Night from 6-8 pm
  • Tuesday: practiced for the upcoming Pop Quiz; checked and began going over homework; Study/Learn MLA Format, Parts of Speech, and the Writing Process for an upcoming Pop Quiz; PSAT registration going on now on a first come, first served basis
  • Wednesday: finished going over "Incident in a Rose Garden"; practiced identifying other poetry terms in the poem "Incident in a Rose Garden"; passed out worksheet packet as practice/homework and students worked on with remaining time - due tomorrow; Study/Learn MLA Format, Parts of Speech, and the Writing Process for an upcoming Pop Quiz; PSAT registration going on now on a first come, first served basis; Poetry Test Friday, September 13th - study poetry notes packet and "Incident in a Rose Garden"
  • Thursday: checked and went over homework; students took Pop Quiz; students studies for tomorrow's test with remaining time; PSAT registration going on now on a first come, first served basis; Poetry Test Friday, September 13th - study poetry notes packet and "Incident in a Rose Garden"
  • Friday: students took First Poetry Test; PSAT registration going on now on a first come, first served basis


September 16, 2013

  • Monday: passed out The Crucible Additional Introductory Activities packet and pages 1116-1117 and pages 1118-1119; students worked on in class and it is due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: checked and went over homework; passed out video activities worksheet and watched two brief video segments on Arthur Miller and The Crucible - students filled in the answers to the statements while watching the video and we went over them at the end of each segment (Period 7 received three worksheets that are due on Thursday because they will not meet with me tomorrow due to the assembly on Bullying)
  • Wednesday: BULLYING ASSEMBLY; passed out, worked on together, and went over worksheets dealing with Irony and Paradox and Symbolism and Allegory; passed out and explained homework due tomorrow for worksheet pages 1120-1121 (actively read and talk to the text); all three worksheets from today are due tomorrow
  • Thursday: checked and went over homework; passed out and went over Drama Notes
  • Friday: PEP RALLY SCHEDULE; passed back, went over, and recollected Pop Quiz from 9/12/13; reviewed dramatic irony, paradox, symbolism, and allegory definitions; read and discussed an allegory, Eve Bunting's Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust, and discussed the symbols




September 23, 2013

  • Monday: passed out video activity worksheet and students watched a video on Arthur Miller and The Crucible and filled in the notes on the worksheet packet; passed out, went over, and recollected First Poetry Test; passed out and explained homework worksheets (pgs. 1124-1125 and pgs. 15-16) which are due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: checked homework and went over; went over answers from video activity packet from Monday; passed out and explained pgs. 17-18 - due tomorrow, including questions #1-4 on pg. 17
  • Wednesday: passed out Rediscovering America: The Salem Witch Trials Video Activities Worksheets packet, students watched the video and filled in the worksheets; explained context clues and did an example of a context clue sentence for the students on the board; passed out The Crucible books (they are to come to class every day); passed out worksheets Improving Sentences and Act I Vocabulary and students work on with remaining time; due tomorrow - worksheet pg. 17-18 Actively read and Talk to the Text and complete questions #1-4 on pg. 17, worksheet Improving Sentences both sides, and The Crucible Act I Vocabulary
  • Thursday: checked homework from Tuesday and Wednesday; went over packet from yesterday's video; began going over pg. 17-18; make sure to bring all materials, including The Crucible book, with you tomorrow
  • Friday: ACT 80 DAY - 10:30 AM HIGH SCHOOL DISMISSAL; continued going over homework from 9/25





September 30, 2013

  • Monday: went over Act I Vocabulary worksheet from 9/25; explained note taking with The Crucible and began reading together and practicing note taking; due tomorrow - read and take notes, with page numbers, on pages 8-14 in The Crucible
  • Tuesday: reminded students that there are still PSAT tests available - please sign up in guidance ASAP if interested; please see me if you would like to attend the Upward Bound meeting next week; checked and went over homework; went over material needed for test on Friday; passed out Act I Study Guide/Questions; The Crucible Background Test is Friday, October 4; Due tomorrow- read and take notes, with page numbers, on pages 14-27 and answer questions #1-7
  • Wednesday: checked homework; went over notes from homework; due tomorrow - get caught up on your reading and note taking AND study for Friday's test; The Crucible Background Test is Friday, October 4
  • Thursday: went over Act I questions from Tuesday night; read, discussed, and took notes on pages 27-32; due tomorrow - read and take notes, with page numbers, on pages 32-42 and complete questions 8-10; The Crucible Background Test is Friday, October 4
  • Friday: checked and went over homework; with remaining time students were able to work on assignment due on Monday - read and take notes, with page numbers, on the rest of Act I and complete the rest of the Act I questions; The Crucible Background Test is Tuesday, October 8 - Test Moved



October 7, 2013

  • Monday: checked homework and went over; at this point all of Act I has been read and discussed, notes, with page numbers, have been taken and discussed, and questions have been completed and gone over; The Crucible Background Test is Tuesday, October 8 - Test Moved
  • Tuesday: passed out Act I Character Map and Sound Devices worksheet - these are due tomorrow; students took The Crucible Background Test; at this point all of Act I has been read and discussed, all notes (with page numbers) have been taken and gone over, and all questions have been completed and corrected
  • Wednesday: passed out Daily Oral Grammar worksheet and Act II vocabulary worksheet (if time permits at the end of class they may work on it - due tomorrow); students took Open Notebook Quiz on Act I and used their notes and questions to respond to the quiz items
  • Thursday: checked and went over homework from Tuesday and Wednesday; make sure to get caught up if you need to over the long weekend
  • Friday: NO SCHOOL; ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND; USE YOUR TIME WISELY AND GET CAUGHT UP IF NECESSARY!




October 14, 2013

  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; ENJOY YOUR LAST DAY OFF; GET READY TO COME BACK REFRESHED AND READY TO ROCK ACADEMIC ENGLISH 10! DON'T FORGET THAT THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK!
  • Tuesday: began reading, discussing, and taking notes on Act II in class (passed out Act II study guide so students have it for tomorrow); due tomorrow - students read and takes notes (with page numbers) on pages 55-68
  • Wednesday: went over homework; students worked on homework with remaining time; due tomorrow - read up to and including page 77 (stop where Ezekiel Cheever enters) and take notes with page numbers, and complete questions #1-14; Acts I and II Vocabulary Test Monday, October 21
  • Thursday: students read and took notes, with page numbers, on the rest of Act II and they completed all Act II questions - what is not finished out of this is due tomorrow; Acts I and II Vocabulary Test Monday, October 21
  • Friday: checked homework; went over homework from Wednesday and Thursday; at this point all of Act II is read and notes (with page numbers) are taken and all questions are done; Acts I and II Vocabulary Test Monday, October 21

October 21, 2013

  • Monday: passed out Act III vocabulary worksheet - due tomorrow; students took Acts I and II Vocabulary Test; finished going over Act II notes; First Quarter Binder due next week;Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective); at this point all of Act II is read and discussed, all notes (with page numbers) are taken and gone over, and all questions are done and corrected
  • Tuesday: passed back, went over, and recollected The Crucible Background Test and The Crucible Act I Open Notebook Quiz; at this point all of Act II is read and discussed, all notes (with page numbers) are taken and gone over, and all questions are done and corrected; make sure that the Act III vocabulary sentences are written; due tomorrow-read the Research Paper Information Packet completely and thoroughly; Topic Choice and Contract for research paper is due by Monday, October 28th; First Quarter Binder due next week in the beginning of the week - checklist will be given out tomorrow; Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective)
  • Wednesday: passed out First Quarter Binder Checklist; students took The Crucible Act II Open Notebook Quiz; students were able to work on binders with remaining time left; at this point all of Act II is completed; Act III vocabulary must be done; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Topic Choice and Contract Monday, October 28th / Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; First Quarter Binder due Tues. Oct. 29th AND Wed. Oct. 30th; Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective)
  • Thursday: went over binder checklist; went over Research Paper assignment due on Monday; went over material needed for Quarterly Exam; began reading, discussing, and taking notes on Act III; due tomorrow - read and take notes (with page numbers) on pages 87-93; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Topic Choice and Contract Monday, October 28th / Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; First Quarter Binder due Tues. Oct. 29th AND Wed. Oct. 30th; Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective)
  • Friday: passed back, went over, and recollected Acts I and II Vocabulary Test; discussed binders, quarterly, and research paper; went over homework; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Topic Choice and Contract Monday, October 28th / Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; First Quarter Binder due Tues. Oct. 29th AND Wed. Oct. 30th; Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective)


October 28, 2013

  • Monday: collect Research Project Contracts (as a quiz grade) and topic choices (for approval) and returned approved topics; students took Quarterly Exam; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; First Quarter Binder due Tues. Oct. 29th AND Wed. Oct. 30th; Quarterly Exam Monday, October 28 (study drama notes, poetry notes, and the terms denotation, connotation, dialect, and subjective)
  • Tuesday: collected binders and checked (they will be returned tomorrow); briefly discussed the next two steps of the research paper; students worked on reading the rest of Act III and taking notes, with page numbers - what is not finished is homework and due tomorrow; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th;
  • Wednesday: students worked on Act III questions while binders and topics were collected and checked; go over step 2 of the research paper and hand out envelopes to hold work in; begin going over Act III notes; reminder that tomorrow is a fund raiser for Taylor (students may wear a hat and/or wig to school and make a small donation); The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th;
  • Thursday: ACT 80 DAY; HAPPY HALLOWEEN; catch up / make up day; Last Day of the First Quarter; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th;
  • Friday: finish going over Act III notes; at this point all of Act III is read and discussed and notes are taken and gone over, also questions are done; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th;

November 4, 2013
  • Monday: passed back and went over Binder grades and Quarterly Exam grades; went over Act III questions; passed out Parallel Structure packet - due tomorrow; at this point all of Act III is done and gone over; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th
  • Tuesday: passed back and went over Act II Open Notebook Quiz; went over homework; passed out Parallel Structure, Thesis Statement, Topic Sentence, and Writing Paragraphs Packet and went over; passed out Determine Authority Packet and read and discussed together; passed out Act IV Vocabulary; due tomorrow - p. 34 on the back of the Determine Authority Packet and Act IV Vocabulary; at this point all of Act III is done and gone over; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th
  • Wednesday: went over First Quarter Grades and handed out Reflection Journals; students took Act III Open Notebook Quiz; students worked on homework with remaining time; due tomorrow - Act IV Vocabulary Sentences, p. 34 from back of Determine Authority Packet, Reflection Journal filled out, read and take notes (with page numbers) for pages 123 -130 (use a new paper set up in MLA format with the title The Crucible Act IV Notes); The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th
  • Thursday: checked and went over homework from 11/5 and 11/6; passed out handouts from office regarding Conferences next week on Tuesday and Wednesday; explained thesis grade and source check grade for next week; due tomorrow - read and take notes with page numbers for pages 123-138; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th
  • Friday: students worked on reading the remainder of Act IV and taking notes with page numbers - this is due Tuesday, Nov. 12th; Acts III and IV Vocabulary Test Thursday, November 14th;The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th

November 11, 2013
  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; VETERAN'S DAY; USE YOUR TIME OFF WISELY AND WORK ON YOUR RESEARCH PAPER MATERIAL
  • Tuesday: ACT 80 DAY (10:30AM dismissal); CONFERENCES (11:45 - 2:20); passed out Act IV questions to pds. 1, 2, 6, 7 and students worked on; Acts III and IV Vocabulary Test Thursday, November 14th; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}
  • Wednesday: ACT 80 DAY (10:30AM dismissal); CONFERENCES (11:45 - 2:20); passed out and students worked on Theme worksheet and Characterization worksheet; passed out Act IV questions to pds. 4 and 5A; due tomorrow - Act IV questions, theme worksheet, and characterization worksheet; at this point all of Acts 1-4 are read and notes are taken; Acts III and IV Vocabulary Test Thursday, November 14th;The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Thesis Thurs. Nov. 14th / Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}
  • Thursday: students took vocabulary test; checked thesis statements; collected extra credit; passed out Additional Questions packet and students worked on (it is due Monday); The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Sources Fri. Nov. 15 / Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}
  • Friday: passed out Figurative Language worksheet and students worked on - due Monday; collected extra credit; checked sources and thesis statements as needed; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}





November 18, 2013
  • Monday: collected extra credit; collected late research assignments as needed; passed out outline template and outline directions and explained - students should begin outline immediately after their thesis gets approved; went over Theme and Character worksheets from Wednesday and Figurative Language worksheet from Friday; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}
  • Tuesday: collected extra credit; collected late research assignments as needed; passed out Additional Directions for Graded Papers handout and went over; passed back and went over Act III Open Notebook Quiz; continued going over Act IV Notes; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}; The Crucible Unit Test Friday, November 22nd
  • Wednesday: collected extra credit; collected late research assignments as needed; finished going over Act IV notes; checked and went over Act IV Questions; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th; 2nd Quarter Extra Credit due by Thurs. Nov. 21st {bring in one of the following - 20 ring tabs OR 2 nonperishable food items (no Ramen noodles or Cup O Noodles) OR 1 item to send to our former Spartan who is a Navy Seal to thank him for carrying a flag in battle in our honor}; The Crucible Unit Test Friday, November 22nd
  • Thursday: collected extra credit; collected late research assignments as needed; finished going over Act IV Questions and went over Additional Questions; passed out and went over the Plot Diagram for the play; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.); The Crucible Unit Test Friday, November 22nd
  • Friday: collected late research assignments as needed; students took The Crucible Unit Test; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)


November 25, 2013

  • Monday: collected outlines; collected late research assignments as needed; passed out materials for "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and students worked on; due Wednesday - "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Introductory Material worksheet, poem read, and questions done; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Outline Mon. Nov. 25th / Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Tuesday: EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER (10:30AM) (ONLY MET WITH PERIODS 1-4) collected The Crucible books; collected late research assignments as needed; passed out handout on incorporating quotations into the research paper; passed out a reference packet on works cited pages and in text citations; students worked on "The Charge of the Light Brigade" work which is due tomorrow; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Wednesday: Periods 1-4 worked on finishing "The Charge of the Light Brigade" work; Periods 5-8 followed plans from Tuesday; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Thursday: NO SCHOOL; HAPPY THANKSGIVING
  • Friday: NO SCHOOL; GOOD LUCK SHOPPING AND FIGHTING THE CROWDS....STAY SAFE; use your time wisely and work on your research paper



December 2, 2013

  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; GET READY TO RETURN TOMORROW; use your time wisely and work on your research paper
  • Tuesday: passed back and went over test from 11/14/13; clarified in-text citations using OWL at Purdue University (online); The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Wednesday: clarified works cited page using OWL at Purdue University (online); checked homework from 11/25/13 and started going over it; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Thursday: finished going over "The Charge of the Light Brigade" work; passed out Literary Analysis: Poetic Forms worksheet and students worked on - due tomorrow; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Mon. Dec 9th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Friday: students worked on improving their writing skills, specifically writing effective sentences in preparation for their research paper due date; RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH DUE TO MY ABSENCE TODAY; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Wed. Dec 11th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)


December 9, 2013

  • Monday: SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER; RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH DUE TO MY ABSENCE ON FRIDAY; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Wed. Dec 11th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Tuesday: SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER; RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH DUE TO MY ABSENCE ON FRIDAY AND THE SNOW DAYS; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Fri. Dec 13th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Wednesday: go over Literary Analysis: Poetic Forms worksheet; pass back and go over The Crucible Unit Test; pass out and go over checklist for paper due date; RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH DUE TO MY ABSENCE ON FRIDAY AND THE SNOW DAYS; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Fri. Dec 13th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Thursday: passed out Nonfiction Notes packet, from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano packet, and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Introductory Material worksheet and students worked on it class - due tomorrow; while students worked, I conferenced with every student regarding their research paper; RESEARCH PAPER DUE DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH DUE TO MY ABSENCE ON FRIDAY AND THE SNOW DAYS; The Crucible Research Paper Due Dates: Paper Fri. Dec 13th (YOU MAY NOT TURN IN AN OUTLINE UNTIL YOUR THESIS IS APPROVED AND YOUR SOURCES ARE CHECKED. THEN YOU MUST WAIT TWO DAYS.) (YOU NEED A CONTRACT SIGNED, THESIS APPROVED, SOURCES CHECKED, AND OUTLINE GRADED IN ORDER TO TURN YOUR PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH; TO TURN YOU PAPER IN ON TIME ON DEC. 9TH, ALL PRIOR WORK MUCH BE CHECKED AND APPROVED BY WED. DEC. 4TH.)
  • Friday: collected research papers; passed out Tone worksheet and students worked on; went over Nonfiction Notes packet

December 16, 2013
  • Monday: checked homework from Thursday and went over; students finished Tone worksheet from Friday; collected research paper work as needed; due tomorrow - Tone worksheet
  • Tuesday: SNOW DAY (SCHOOL CLOSED)
  • Wednesday: 2 HOUR DELAY; finished going over homework from Thursday and went over Tone worksheet; skim and scanned from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano and passed out Questions worksheet - due tomorrow = read selection and complete the questions
  • Thursday: pass out practice packet and students work on in class; due tomorrow = all homework from Wednesday and today's packet
  • Friday: ACT 80 DAY (10:30am dismissal); catch up / make up day


December 23, 2013
  • Monday - Friday: SCHOOL CLOSED ALL WEEK



December 30, 2013:
  • Monday: SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Tuesday: SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Wednesday: SCHOOL CLOSED; HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  • Thursday: WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL; reviewed, went over and corrected questions from from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; reminded the students that the packet received on 12/19/13 is due tomorrow; EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER AT 11:30AM
  • Friday: SNOW DAY - SCHOOL CANCELLED



January 6, 2014:
  • Monday: check practice packet from before break and go over; finish Thursday's plans with periods 4, 6A, and 7; pass out "The Raven" packet and Introductory Material work - due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: SCHOOL CANCELLED
  • Wednesday: 2 HOUR DELAY; finished going over practice packet with periods 4, 6A, and 7; began going over homework from Monday with all classes; due tomorrow - make sure Monday's homework is done, skim/scan "The Raven", read "The Raven" carefully
  • Thursday: checked and finished going over homework from Monday; listened to "The Raven"; read about Gothic Literature and Poe's use of single effect; passed out "The Raven" Questions - due tomorrow
  • Friday: 2 HOUR DELAY; passed out "The Raven" Literary Devices Chart worksheet; students worked on "The Raven" Questions and Literary Devices Chart during class and what is not done is homework due on Monday; Vocabulary Test Tues. Jan. 14th - study vocabulary from "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Raven", and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; Content/Background Test Wed. Jan. 15th - study content and background information from "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Raven", and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano




January 13, 2014:
  • Monday: went over "The Raven" Questions and Literary Devices Chart; Vocabulary Test Tues. Jan. 14th - study vocabulary from "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Raven", and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; Content/Background Test Wed. Jan. 15th - study content and background information from "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Raven", and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
  • Tuesday: students took Vocabulary Test; when they finished they had time to study for tomorrow's test; Content/Background Test Wed. Jan. 15th - study content and background information from "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Raven", and from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
  • Wednesday: students took Content/Background Test
  • Thursday: passed out "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Introductory Material Activities Packet, "Speech is Power" Packet, and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Selection Packet and students worked on - due tomorrow; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th;Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper)
  • Friday: passed out "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Day Two Activities worksheet and students worked on; Due Tuesday: homework from yesterday and today; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th; Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper)

January 20, 2014:
  • Monday: SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Tuesday: EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO SNOW (met with periods 1,2, 5A); checked and began to go over homework from 1/16/14; periods 1 and 2 received binder checklist; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Tues. Jan. 28th
  • Wednesday: 2 HOUR DELAY; periods 4, 6A, and 7 complete lesson plans from yesterday; period 5A will get the Binder Checklist; all periods will get the "Speech in the Virginia Convention" Questions worksheet and will complete for tomorrow (do not complete #1); periods 1, 2, and 5A will work on questions during class; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Tues. Jan. 28th
  • Thursday: 2 HOUR DELAY; finished going over Introductory Material Activities Packet and Day Two Activities Worksheet; passed out Rhetorical Devices Chart worksheet - due tomorrow; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Tues. Jan. 28th
  • Friday: 2 HOUR DELAY; checked and went over Questions worksheet #2-8; due Monday - make sure all work for "Speech in the Virginia Convention" is completed; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Tues. Jan. 28th

January 27, 2014:
  • Monday: ACT 80 DAY (10:30am dismissal);; students listened to the "Speech in the Virginia Convention" and responded to question #1; students worked on studying and preparing for tomorrow's due dates; 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Tues. Jan. 28th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Tues. Jan. 28th
  • Tuesday: 2 HOUR DELAY; checked and went over Rhetorical Devices Worksheet; ALL DUE DATES FOR TODAY ARE MOVED TO TOMORROW - 2nd Quarter Quarterly Exam Wed. Jan. 29th (editing/grammar, The Crucible excerpt, rhetorical devices/speech terms, MLA format/citations, thesis statements/parallel structure, topic sentences, appeals, drama notes); Last Day of the 2nd Quarter Tues. Jan. 28th (if contract, thesis, sources, and outline are not turned in by this date they will be entered as 0% and they will still need to be done and turned in for the paper); 2nd Quarter Binder due Wed. Jan. 29th
  • Wednesday: collected binders; students took Quarterly Exam
  • Thursday: EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO HEATING ISSUES; periods 1 and 2 finished question #3 of Day Two Activities and interpreted the speech as well as addressed any questions
  • Friday: completed Thursday's plans





February 3, 2014:
  • Monday: passed out "The Gettysburg Address" Introductory Material worksheets and students worked on - what is not completed is homework that is due tomorrow; 3rd Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS); Speech Terms Quiz Fri. Feb. 7th (study Speech is Power packet)
  • Tuesday: collected extra credit; passed back and went over binder grade, vocab test grade, content test grade, and quarterly exam from the second quarter; passed back and explained the Second Quarter Reflection Journal and 2nd quarter grade; passed out "The Gettysburg Address" Questions; due tomorrow - homework from 2/3/14, Read "The Gettysburg Address", complete the questions, and complete the second quarter reflection journal; Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS); Speech Terms Quiz Fri. Feb. 7th (study Speech is Power packet); Test on Speeches Mon. Feb. 10th (study "Speech in the Virginia Convention", "The Gettysburg Address", and Speech is Power packet)
  • Wednesday: SCHOOL CANCELLED; SNOW DAY
  • Thursday: 2 HOUR DELAY; collected extra credit; checked homework from Monday and Tuesday and went over; Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS); Speech Terms Quiz Fri. Feb. 7th (study Speech is Power packet); Test on Speeches Mon. Feb. 10th (study "Speech in the Virginia Convention", "The Gettysburg Address", and Speech is Power packet)
  • Friday: collected extra credit; went over exactly what to study for Monday's test; students took Speech Terms Quiz; students had time to study for Monday's test once they finished the quiz; 3rd Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS); Test on Speeches Mon. Feb. 10th (study "Speech in the Virginia Convention", "The Gettysburg Address", and Speech is Power packet)





February 10, 2014:
  • Monday: 2 HOUR DELAY; collected extra credit; students took Unit Two Part Two Test; 3rd Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Tuesday: collected extra credit; passed out "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Introductory Material worksheet, poem worksheet, and questions worksheet and students worked on - due tomorrow; 3rd Quarter Extra Credit due by Wed. Feb. 12th -- bring in one of the following: 2 Box Tops for Education (with valid expiration date on it) OR 20 Ring Tabs (extra credit will not be accepted after the due date -- NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Wednesday: collected extra credit; checked homework and began going over; passed out Literary Analysis: Imagery worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Thursday: SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Friday: SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


February 17, 2014:
  • Monday: SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Tuesday: SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Wednesday: continued going over "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"; make sure that the Imagery worksheet from 2/12/14 is done for tomorrow
  • Thursday: checked and went over Imagery worksheet from 2/12/14; finished going over "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" from 2/11/14
  • Friday: EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO MECHANICAL ISSUE (met with periods 1, 2, 4, 5A); went over quiz from 2/7/14 and test from 2/10/14; passed out "What Makes a Degas a Degas?" selection and introductory material worksheet - due Monday


February 24, 2014:
  • Monday: get all classes caught up and at the same place; finish all plans from last week
  • Tuesday: checked homework from Friday/Monday and went over; showed students slide of Degas's self portrait and they analyzed it and wrote three observations about it, then each student shared one thought with the class and class discussion followed
  • Wednesday: reviewed information from yesterday; showed students slide of Degas's Dancers, Pink and Green and they analyzed it and wrote three observations about it, then each student shared one thought with the class and class discussion followed, finally we read the section titled Dancers, Pink and Green, matched it up to the painting, and discussed some more
  • Thursday: reviewed information from the last two days; showed students slide of Degas's "Carriage at the Races" and they analyzed it and wrote three observations about it, then each student shared one thought with the class and class discussion followed, finally we read the sections titled "Carriage at the Races" and "Ideas From the Exotic, Old, and New", matched it up to the painting where appropriate, and discussed; passed out questions worksheet and appeals chart worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Friday: 2 HOUR DELAY; checked questions as homework and went over them; showed students slides of four different pieces of Degas's artwork titled "The Dancing Class", "The Ballet Class", "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen", and "Place de la Concorde" and we discussed and analyzed the questions "What Makes a Degas a Degas?". Due Monday - Make sure Appeals Chart worksheet from Thursday is done



March 3, 2014:
  • Monday: reviewed what was done previously with "What Makes a Degas a Degas?", corrected Appeals Chart, and reviewed "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"; passed out "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" selection and introductory worksheet, explained, and students worked on - due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: passed out and went over Fiction Notes packet; checked homework and went over; passed out Literary Analysis: External and Internal Conflicts worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Wednesday: worked on further breaking up the conflicts from the conflict worksheet (due tomorrow - identify which of the three types each is and what the sides are); went over rest of Introductory worksheet; reviewed information from yesterday and took notes; began reading, discussing, and taking notes on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
  • Thursday: checked homework and went over; reviewed material from yesterday; continued reading, analyzing, and taking notes on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"; passed out Protagonist and Antagonist worksheet - due tomorrow
  • Friday: SOPHOMORES SCHEDULING MEETING TODAY - SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK; reviewed information from yesterday; continued reading, analyzing, and taking notes on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"; make sure that worksheet from yesterday is done for Monday



March 10, 2014:
  • Monday: reviewed information previously done; continued reading/analyzing/taking notes on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"; passed out a Pronoun worksheet and a Point of View worksheet - both are due tomorrow; Test Friday, March 14th - study "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "What Makes a Degas a Degas?", and "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
  • Tuesday: reviewed information previously done; finished reading/analyzing/taking notes on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"; passed out Questions Packet and students had time to work on; due tomorrow - 1.) make sure the selection is read, 2.) make sure the Protagonist/Antagonist, Pronoun, and Point of View worksheets are done, 3.) complete all of the Questions packet; Test Friday, March 14th - study "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "What Makes a Degas a Degas?", and "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
  • Wednesday: checked homework from the last few days; went over Questions packet; passed out and students worked on Short Story worksheet - due tomorrow; Test Friday, March 14th - study "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "What Makes a Degas a Degas?", and "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
  • Thursday: went over homework from 3/6, 3/10, 3/12; reviewed for test; Test Friday, March 14th - study "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", "What Makes a Degas a Degas?", and "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"
  • Friday: students took Partial Unit Three Test

March 17, 2014:
  • Monday: passed out To Kill a Mockingbird books - these are to come to class every day; passed out Journal Activity and students worked on in class - this is due tomorrow
  • Tuesday: passed out and explained the following worksheets - students worked on in class - due tomorrow: Harper Lee Bio packet, PIcks and Pans worksheet, Atticus Finch article worksheet, read both sides of notes page; bring To Kill a Mockingbird book daily to class
  • Wednesday: checked homework from Monday and Tuesday; went over Monday's homework; bring books daily to class
  • Thursday: went over homework from Tuesday; passed back Partial Unit Three Test and went over; bring books daily to class
  • Friday: went over notes from Tuesday; passed out To Kill a Mockingbird study guides; began reading chapter 1 and discussing it and students took notes on the summary to begin filling in their study guides



March 24, 2014:
  • Monday: reviewed what was read on Friday; finished reading, discussing, analyzing, and summarizing chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird; due tomorrow - all of chapter 1 read, summary done, and chapter 1 questions completed from study guide
  • Tuesday: students worked on homework during class; due tomorrow - all of chapters 1, 2, and 3 are to be read, summaries written, and study guide questions done
  • Wednesday: checked homework and went over
  • Thursday: reviewed chapters 1-3; read together, discussed, and summarized (in notes) chapter 4; due tomorrow - all reading, notes, and study guide questions must be done for chapters 1-4 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Friday: students worked on reading, summarizing, and responding to chapters 5 and 6 - due Monday; by Monday chapters 1-6 will be read, summaries will be done, and study guide questions will be answered



March 31, 2014:
  • Monday: 2 HOUR DELAY; students worked on reading, summarizing, and responding to chapters 7 and 8 - due tomorrow; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); 3rd QUARTER EXAM IS MONDAY, APRIL 7TH (study "Speech is Power" packet pg. 96-98, Poetry Notes, Gothic Literature Notes p. 291 in "The Raven" packet, and characterization (direct and indirect) from the Fiction Notes); BINDER DUE MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
  • Tuesday: checked homework from Friday and Monday and went over; assigned chapters 9 and 10 for tomorrow; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH; 3rd QUARTER EXAM IS MONDAY, APRIL 7TH (study "Speech is Power" packet pg. 96-98, Poetry Notes, Gothic Literature Notes p. 291 in "The Raven" packet, and characterization (direct and indirect) from the Fiction Notes); BINDER DUE MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
  • Wednesday: checked homework and went over; due tomorrow - read chapter 11, write summary, and answer study guide questions; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH; 3rd QUARTER EXAM IS MONDAY, APRIL 7TH (study "Speech is Power" packet pg. 96-98, Poetry Notes, Gothic Literature Notes p. 291 in "The Raven" packet, and characterization (direct and indirect) from the Fiction Notes); BINDER DUE MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
  • Thursday: checked homework and went over; passed out Chapters 1-11 Notes Packet, explained, and students worked on it - due tomorrow; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH; 3rd QUARTER EXAM IS MONDAY, APRIL 7TH (study "Speech is Power" packet pg. 96-98, Poetry Notes, Gothic Literature Notes p. 291 in "The Raven" packet, and characterization (direct and indirect) from the Fiction Notes); BINDER DUE MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
  • Friday: make-up day / catch-up day; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH; 3rd QUARTER EXAM IS MONDAY, APRIL 7TH (study "Speech is Power" packet pg. 96-98, Poetry Notes, Gothic Literature Notes p. 291 in "The Raven" packet, and characterization (direct and indirect) from the Fiction Notes); BINDER DUE MONDAY, APRIL 7TH

April 7, 2014:
  • Monday: collected binders to grade; students took Quarterly Exam; LAST DAY OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH (no work accepted after this...no exceptions); QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-11 ON TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH
  • Tuesday: LAST DAY OF THE THIRD QUARTER; students took Chapters 1-11 Quiz; make sure that the chapters 1-11 notes packet from Thursday is completed for tomorrow and that all of chapters 1-11 are completed
  • Wednesday: FIRST DAY OF THE FOURTH QUARTER; students worked on chapters 12 and 13 in class (read, summarize/notes, study guide questions) - due tomorrow
  • Thursday: returned research papers and answered any questions students had; students worked on chapters 14 and 15 in class (read, summarized/notes, study guide questions) - due tomorrow
  • Friday: passed back and went over binder grades; went over chapters 1-11 notes packet from last Thursday; please make sure that for Monday you have chapters 12-15 done



April 14, 2014:
  • Monday: passed back and went over Quarterly Exam and Chapters 1-11 Quiz; checked homework from chapters 12-15 and began going over
  • Tuesday: went over chapters 12-14; passed out and went over 3rd quarter grades; due tomorrow - chapter 16 and reflection journal; for Thursday: study chapters 12-16
  • Wednesday: checked last night's homework and went over chapters 15 and 16 as well as reviewed chapters 12-14; for tomorrow study chapters 12-16
  • Thursday: students took a quiz on chapters 12-16
  • Friday: NO SCHOOL; ENJOY THE DAY OFF; Use your time wisely this weekend and if you are behind, get caught up!; Remember, it's crunch time....the 4th Quarter!





April 21, 2014:
  • Monday: NO SCHOOL; GET READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL TOMORROW!
  • Tuesday: students worked on reading, summarizing, and responding to chapters 17 and 18 - due tomorrow; 4TH QUARTER EXTRA CREDIT DUE NOW UP UNTIL WED. APRIL 30TH (not after this date) - BRING IN EITHER 2 BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION WITH VALID EXPIRATION DATES OR 20 RING TABS FROM CANS
  • Wednesday: collected extra credit; checked homework; went over homework; assigned chapter 19 for homework due tomorrow; 4TH QUARTER EXTRA CREDIT DUE NOW UP UNTIL WED. APRIL 30TH (not after this date) - BRING IN EITHER 2 BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION WITH VALID EXPIRATION DATES OR 20 RING TABS FROM CANS; all work for the research paper must be turned in by May 2nd or course failure will result...no exceptions
  • Thursday: collected extra credit; students worked on chapters 20-22 - due tomorrow; 4TH QUARTER EXTRA CREDIT DUE NOW UP UNTIL WED. APRIL 30TH (not after this date) - BRING IN EITHER 2 BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION WITH VALID EXPIRATION DATES OR 20 RING TABS FROM CANS; all work for the research paper must be turned in by May 2nd or course failure will result...no exceptions
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