Click here for English summer reading assignments

This schedule is to help you plan and keep up with daily homework assignments.
Current and past dates are always accurate; the future is tentative.

1st sixth --- 1st Semester
Storytelling Unit
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
8/15

 

-“Meet and Greet”
-pick up class textbook

-buy books for class

Tues
8/16

 

1st day of class

-Complete student information sheet
-review for summer reading test

Weds
8/17

student information sheet

Summer Reading Test (Dawn for advanced, Dawn and Night for enriched)

 

Thurs
8/18

 

 

 

Fri
8/19

 

 

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
8/22

 

 

 

Tues
8/23

 

 

 

Weds
8/24

 

 

 

Thurs
8/25

 

 

 

Fri
8/26

 

 

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
8/29

 

 

 

Tues
8/30

 

 

 

Weds
8/31

 

 

 

Thurs
9/1

 

 

 

Fri
9/2

 

 

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
9/5

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Tues
9/6

 

 

 

Weds
9/7

 

 

 

Thurs
9/8

 

EX DAY 1, 3, 5

 

Fri
9/9

 

EX DAY 2, 4, 6

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
9/12

 

Go over test review questions

Study for test

Tues
9/13

Promises viewing guide

Storytelling Unit Test (100 pts)

Chinua Achebe online research questions (15)

Things Fall Apart Unit

Weds
9/14

Chinua Achebe online research questions (15)

-grade Achebe questions
- Introduce TFA Vocab Part 1 & parts of speech mad-lib (students work on these)
-Handout grade reports and check!!!
- begin reading or work on vocab

Part I
-Read Ch. 1-3
p. 3-25

-Do vocab definitions

Thurs
9/15

vocab sheet

SHORTENED PERIODS—EXT ADV
-check vocab with partners

-handout character notes sheet
-discuss Ch 1-3 quickly
-introduce culture profile project; form groups and begin!
-warn of reading reward Monday on Ch. 1-5, emphasis on ch. 4-5

Read Ch. 4-5
p. 26-45

-review for reading reward!

Fri
9/16

 

NO CLASS—FLEX DAY

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
9/19

 

- Reading Reward Ch. 1-5
character notes (do together)
- work on cultural profile-what have we learned so far?  (Do a few together)
-Handout proverbs sheet, work w/partner on #1-12

Read Ch. 6-7
p. 46-62
-work on sentences for the vocab words (due Weds)

Tues
9/20

 

- Discuss Ch. 6-7
-character notes
-work on cultural profile

-Read Ch. 8-9
p. 63-86

-finish vocab sentences

Weds
9/21

vocabsentences

-Show powerpoint on background
-character notes
-Discuss Ch. 8-9

-Review vocabulary (share sentences)

-Read Ch. 10-11
p. 87-109

-Study for vocab Quiz

Thurs
9/22

 

- TFA Vocab Quiz (part 1)
(Work on proverbs until 15 mins left in class)
-  Discuss Ch. 10-11

- character notes

-Read Ch. 12-13, p. 110-125
- Finish proverbs handout


-work on cultural profile rough draft. Go to page 8 or page 30 of this document for an example.

Fri
9/23

 

END OF 1ST SIXTH
NO CLASS—FLEX DAY

 

2nd sixth --- 1st Semester
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
9/26

proverbs

- Give new vocab list (part 2)

- Work on cultural profile project

Complete cultural profile rough draft (typed). Go to page 8 or page 30 of this document for an example.

Tues
9/27

Cultural Profile rough draft

-check cultural profile rough draft; turn in
-update character notes
-do Ch 12-13 group discussion questions
-return and discuss proverbs

Part II
Read Ch. 14-16
p. 129-147

Weds
9/28

 

Characters/places

-  Discuss Ch. 14-16 (answer questions in pairs)
-  Work on culture profile or vocabulary or read

Read Ch. 17-19
p. 149-167
-Make vocab sentences

Thurs
9/29

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Fri
9/30

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
10/3

vocab sentences

-Review Vocabulary (share sentences)
-Characters
-Do Ch. 17-19 Point of View speeches
-Hand out part 3 discussion questions

-Part III
Read Ch. 20-21
p. 172-183
-Do Part III Questions #1-5
-Study vocab

Tues
10/4

 

TFA Vocab Quiz (part 2)
-Handout Newspaper assignment

-show example newspaper article

-work on NP outline

-Read Ch. 22-23
p. 184-197
-Do Part III Questions #6-9
-complete Newspaper article outline if you didn't in class

Weds
10/5

Newspaper outline

-Discuss Ch. 20-23 & characters w/group while I check rough drafts
-read or work on NP article or cultural profile project

-Read Ch. 24-25 (p.198-209)
-Do Part III Questions #10-23
-work on newspaper article

Thurs
10/6

 

-Discuss Ch. 24-25
-Explain Eulogy assignment; assign characters

-Write eulogy with partner

-finish Eulogy if not done in class
-work on newspaper article

Fri
10/7

-Eulogy

-handout Things Fall Apart Unit Study Guide
-Okonkwo’s funeral
-update/work on cultural profile

-Finish NP article; follow assignment sheet carefully!
-make character bingo board (see TFA Unit Study Guide)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
10/10

-Newspaper Article

-graphing Okonkwo’s rise and fall activity (big paper?)

- Character bingo (review)

Study for Test

Tues
10/11

 

TFA Test

-Read Achebe interview online
-work on cultural profile project

Weds
10/12

 

NO CLASS--PSAT

 

Thurs
10/13

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Fri
10/14

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
10/17

 

-Achebe’s Letter to DC (write w/ partner & present)
-work on cultural profile project with group

-finish and print cultural profile project rough draft and bring to class tomorrow

Tues
10/18

-cultural profile 2nd rough draft

SHORTENED PERIODS— (Community Workday Planning)
--Cultural profile project peer editing

-finish cultural profile project; prepare for computer lab workday
- Go to page 8 or page 30 of this document for an example of a real cultural profile.

Weds
10/19

 

COMPUTER LAB—finish putting together cultural profile project

-finalize cultural profile project

Masks and Identity Unit

Thurs
10/20

cultural profile project

-intro to Masks thematic unit; focus is on literary analysis

-read “Another Evening at the Club”  in Reading the World p. 365-372
-handout vocabulary chart

Write about Samia’s mask: What is the “mask” Samia wears? Why does she wear it? (2 paragraphs)

Fri
10/21

 

“Another Evening at the Club”
-discuss story
-supporting quote practice

-handout “Moment Before” reading guide

-Read about apartheid on the handout
-Read “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off” p. 333-339 in Reading the World (p. 359 in green book)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
10/24

 

“The Moment Before”
-Discuss reading guide in groups

-choose poetry out loud poem; print and bring to class

Tues
10/25

 

SHORTENED PERIODS—Community Workday Planning
-Discuss “The Moment Before” as a class (unreliable narrator)

Read “No Witchcraft for Sale” p. 324-332 in Reading the World (p. 349 in the green book)

Weds
10/26

 

“No Witchcraft”
-group discussion questions
-give “Youngest Doll” handout

Read “The Youngest Doll” in Reading the World p. 81-87
and complete 1-12 on the study guide

Thurs
10/27 and Fri 10/28

 

EX DAY
-“The Youngest Doll” discussion questions and thesis tournament
-handout literary analysis assignment

Do literary analysis assignment
steps #1-3

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
10/31

Do literary analysis assignment
steps #1-3

-discuss "Youngest Doll" a little bit more
-Do literary analysis assignment
steps #4-6

-Read “From Behind the Veil” in Reading the World p. 422-428 (461 in green book)

-finish literary analysis assignment steps 4-6 if not done in class

Tues
11/1

literary analysis assignment steps #4-6

“From Behind the Veil”
-discussion questions
- Imagine Siham decides to tell the truth for a day. Rewrite the dialogues between her and Ihsan and her and her father in which she tells the truth. What are the consequences?

-Read “Like the Sun” in Reading the World p. 451-455 (p. 491 in green book)

-finish vocabulary sentences

Weds
11/2

vocabularysentences

-Share dialogues
-Review vocabulary
“Like the Sun”
-discussion questions
-handout Masks Unit Test Study Guide

-study vocabulary

-Write literary analysis assignment first two paragraphs

Thurs
11/3

literary analysis assignment 2 paragraphs

Vocabulary Quiz

Peer edit

-Work on literary analysis assignment rough draft
- review for test
-work on memorizing POL poem

Fri
11/4

 

END OF 2ND SIXTH
NO CLASS—COMMUNITY WORKDAY

 

3rd sixth --- 1st Semester
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
11/7

 

-Review for test
-Choose book of choice

Study for test

Tues
11/8

 

MASKS UNIT TEST

Complete literary analysis assignment rough draft

The Odyssey, Creative Writing, POL Unit

Weds
11/9

literary analysis assignment rough draft

-show list of book groups
-Intro to POL (watch videos)
-Peer edit rough drafts

-Finish revising essay; submit to turnitin.com
-bring The Odyssey to class

-order your book for your book group

Thurs
11/10

literary analysis assignment final draft

SHORTENED PERIODS (1/2 DAY)
-Give creative writing assignment
-introduce/begin The Odyssey (give Odyssey reading guide)

Read The Odyssey Book 1 p.1-15

-order your book for your book group

Fri
11/11

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
11/14

 

Writer in Res pds 1, (2), 4, 6
-Story starters/truth & lies pd 5

-poem practice

Read The Odyssey Book 2 p. 19-31
-complete the Odyssey reading guide for books 1-2

-order your book for your book group

Tues
11/15

 

-Discuss Books 1-2
-summarize speeches and present
-introduce Odyssey project

-start reading Book 3 if time

Read The Odyssey Book 3 p.35-49
-complete the Odyssey reading guide for book 3

-order your book for your book group

Weds
11/16

 

-Discuss book 3
-begin book 4 (reading day) Book 4 p. 53-62

Finish Book 4 p. 63-78
-complete the Odyssey reading guide for book 4

-order your book for your book group

Thurs
11/17

 

-Discuss book 4
-Poem practice

Odyssey Project proposal

-order your book for your book group

Fri
11/18

Odyssey Project proposal

Writer in Res pd 5
-Story starters/truth & lies pds 1,2,4,6

-poem practice

-Practice Poem for Poetry Out Loud competition Monday!

-think about/begin your creative writing story or Odyssey Project

-order your book for your book group

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
11/21

 

Poetry Out Loud Presentations

-study for Odyssey test

-order your book for your book group

Tues
11/22

 

Odyssey Test

-finish story pre-writing (see packet)
-Work on Odyssey Project and/or story

-order your book for your book group

Weds
11/23

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Thurs
11/24

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Fri
11/25

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
11/28

-story prewriting

COMPUTER LAB WORKDAY for story or project

-Read "Carapace"

- Work on Odyssey Project and/or story

-order your book for your book group

Tues
11/29

 

Dialogue lesson using "Carapace"
-Tips and examples for writing dialogue
-Rules for writing dialogue

Write "Carapace" ending using dialogue

-order your book for your book group

Weds
11/30

 

-Share Carapace endings, evaluate

 

Finish Odyssey Project

-order your book for your book group

Th/Fr
12/1
-2

Odyssey Project due

EX DAYS
Telemakhos project presentations

-Go over midterm study guide

Finish story rough draft

-bring your book for your book group Monday (or proof that it has been ordered)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
12/5

Story rough draft due
Have your book of choice

Peer edit creative writing

Revise story

Tues
12/6

 

ACT PLAN pds 1-4

pds 5-6: Midterm Review

Revise story, print final draft to turn in in class, and submit to turnitin.com

Weds
12/7

Story final draft due. Make sure you put it on turnitin.com

MIDTERM REVIEW
-pass stuff back
-write movie trailers

Study for midterm
-prepare for character speed dating

Thurs
12/8

 

MIDTERM REVIEW
-character speed dating

Study for midterm
-bring A Pocket Style Manual to class tomorrow

Fri
12/9

 

MIDTERM REVIEW
-handout essay prompt
-dialogue review powerpoint
-quote sandwich review powerpoint also look at this more comprehensive powerpoint
-practice activities

Study for midterm
-prepare any questions you have!
Vocab lists to review:
-Storytelling Unit
-Things Fall Apart 1
-Things Fall Apart 2
-Masks Unit

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
12/12

 

½ Day—7th Period Exam
MIDTERM REVIEW

Study for midterm

Prepare essay outline

Tues
12/13

 

1st and 6th Period Exam

 

Weds
12/14

 

2nd and 5th Period Exam

 

Thurs
12/15

 

3rd and 4th Period Exam

 

Fri
12/16

 

END OF 3RD SIXTH
Make-up exams

 

 

 

WINTER BREAK

 

4th sixth --- 2nd Semester
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
1/2

 

NO SCHOOL—TEACHER DAY

 

World Memoir Unit

Tues
1/3

 

-Pass back midterms, grades
-pass back stories
-demonstrate how to submit to RFAS contest
--go over memoir group project

-Read memoir
-Revise story and submit to RFAS contest

Weds
1/4

 

-Grammar: fragments

-Read memoir
-Revise story and submit to RFAS contest
-bring your book to class for reading day

Thurs
1/5

 

-Reading day

-Read memoir
-Revise story and submit to RFAS contest

Fri
1/6

 

-Grammar: run-on sentences

-finish grammar packet
-bring A Pocket Style Manual to class Monday
-Revise story and submit to RFAS contest
-Read memoir

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
1/9

RFAS contest submission deadline

-Grammar: SAT practice questions and grammar terms (using APSM)
--Grammar review powerpoint 

- Review subjects, predicates, fragments, run-ons for quiz
-Watch or read about Stanford prison experiment; complete handout questions #1-10
-Read memoir (bring book to class tomorrow for reading day)

Tues
1/10

 

-Grammar quiz on subjects, predicates, fragments and run-ons
-Reading day

-Read memoir

-Watch or read about Stanford prison experiment; complete handout questions #1-10

Weds
1/11

Stanford prison experiment handout questions #1-10

-Stanford Prison Experiment discussion

-Read memoir
-bring A Pocket Style Manual  to class tomorrow

Thurs
1/12

 

-Grammar: colons and semicolons using APSM (handout 28.3)
-
group planning time

-Finish reading memoir

Fri
1/13

 

NO CLASS— ID FLEX DAY

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
1/16

 

NO SCHOOL--MLK DAY

 

Tues
1/17

 

Memoir Test
-plan dinner party in groups
-group work time?

-study for grammar quiz (review handout and APSM Ch. 18)
-bring recipe if you plan on bringing food Thursday
-work on memoir group project

Weds
1/18

-recipe (optional)

-Grammar quiz: colons and semicolons
-group work time: prepare dinner party questions and plan your project

-bring food item (optional--extra credit)
-work on memoir group project

Thurs
1/19

-food item from the country of your book (optional)

Dinner Party:
-food
-discussion
-written reflection

-work on memoir group project

Fri
1/20

 

COMPUTER LAB WORK DAY

-work on memoir group project

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
1/23

 

Group work time

-work on memoir group project

Tues
1/24

 

COMPUTER LAB WORK DAY

-finish memoir group project

Weds
1/25

Projects due

-Check projects
-Prepare presentations

Prepare for group presentations

Th-Fr 1/26-7

 

EX DAY
Group Project Presentations

-read “The Saboteur” in Reading the World (Red book p. 495; Green book p. 538)
-Write a paragraph on this question: What is the relationship between revenge and justice in this story? (bring to class Monday)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Revenge and Justice Unit

Mon
1/30

paragraph

-Discuss "The Saboteur" and the relationship between revenge and justice

Read "The Shoes" by Nassar Ibrahim online

Tues
1/31

 

-handout vocab list for unit
-continue “The Saboteur”
-discuss “The Shoes”
-do venn diagram (work to define revenge and justice)

Read “The Guest” in World Masterpieces  p. 1232-1246 and complete questions (handout)—due Monday

Weds
2/1

 

Listen to “Hanging in Chad” while completing questions

Read “The Guest” in World Masterpieces  p. 1232-1246 and complete questions (handout)—due Monday

Thurs
2/2

 

-Listen to Laura Blumenfeld interview
-Read "Psychology of Revenge" article
-answer discussion questions
-pass out essay prompt

Read “The Guest” in World Masterpieces  p. 1232-1246 and complete questions(handout)—due Monday

Fri
2/3

 

NO CLASS—FLEX DAY

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
2/6

"The Guest" questions due

-Discuss “The Guest”

- read “The Black Sheep” in Reading the World  red book p. 193; green book p.203
-write 3 potential thesis statements about this story
-work on vocabulary

Tues
2/7

 

-finish discussing “The Guest” if needed
-Discuss “The Black Sheep”
-Thesis tournament

-read “The Last Judgment” ” in Reading the World  red book p. 205; green book p.217
-Write 2 paragraphs discussing the significance of these quotations: “Because I know everything, I can’t possibly judge” (209) and “The only justice people deserve is human justice” (210).
-work on vocabulary

Weds
2/8

 

-Discuss “The Last Judgment”
-Put Kugler on trial

-read The Inferno (excerpts) in World Masterpieces (blue book): p. 656-657, p. 665-671, and p. 683-690.
-finish vocab sentences

Thurs
2/9

vocab sentences due

-check vocab sentences
- “The Inferno” discussion questions (and look at handout)
-show Simpsons clip
-symbolic justice activity: create a circle of a teenage inferno

-finish essay outline (thesis, topic sentences, supporting examples)
-study for vocabulary quiz
-get started on essay

Fri
2/10

 

NO CLASS—FLEX DAY

 

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
2/13

essay outline

-Vocabulary Quiz
-
present symbolic justice
-check essay outlines
-handout test study guide

-type first 2 paragraphs of essay; bring to class

Tues
2/14

2 paragraphs of essay rough draft typed

-Review for test
-peer edit essay

-review for test

Weds
2/15

 

Revenge and Justice TEST

--finish essay rough draft, typed

Thurs
2/16

complete, typed, rough draft of essay

SHORTENED PERIODS (1/2 DAY)
-show examples of works cited
-peer edit essays

END OF 4TH SIXTH

-Finish essay (include works cited entries); print copy for class and submit to turnitin.com
-bring Macbeth to class Tuesday

Fri
2/17

 

NO SCHOOL—TEACHER DAY

 

5th sixth --- 2nd Semester
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
2/20

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Macbeth Unit

Tues
2/21

essay due

-pass out progress reports; check
-Start Macbeth
-Act 1.1-2
-Handout Act 1 study guide and character chart

Pronouns: Read p. 32-35 in A Pocket Style Manual. Do “Agreement in Persons” worksheet.

Weds
2/22

 

-go over grammar HW
-handout Macbeth vocabulary

-Act 1.3-4

Pronoun worksheet: p. 135-136, 139-140

Thurs
2/23

 

-go over grammar HW
-Act 1.4-5

Pronoun worksheet:  p. 141-144. 

Fri
2/24

 

“We the People” pds 1-4
-5th pd: extra help/review
-6th pd: tropes

-Review Act 1

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
2/27

 

-go over grammar HW
-Act 1.6-7
handout Act 1 Quotation Practice, start

-Review for grammar quiz: review handouts and study APSM Ch. 10 and Ch. 12
-Finish Act 1 if not finished in class

Tues
2/28

 

-Pronoun Quiz
-Act 1 Quotation practice (handout)

-Review Act 1 for quiz

Weds
2/29

 

-Act 1 Quiz
-Handout Act 2 study guide
-Listen to Act 2.1-2
-assign roles for 2.3

-Parallelism: Read p. 5-6 in A Pocket Style Manual. Do worksheet p. 103-106
- Read through 2.3, prepare your role

Thurs
3/1

 

-go over grammar HW
-students act out 2.3 (15 mins)

-Parallelism: Fix 5 problem sentences.
-Write five sentences of your own, using parallelism, to express ideas about Macbeth

Fri
3/2

 

SLA—many students out
Watch Shakespeare documentary

-Finish reading Act 2 on your own (scene 4 and anything else you missed)
-Finish Act 2 Study Guide

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
3/5

 

-go over grammar HW
-discuss 2.2-4

-study for Act 2 Quiz

Tues
3/6

 

-Act 2 Quiz
-handout Act 3 list of important quotations
-Begin Act 3, get as far as possible

-Finish reading through Act 3.4 (p.109)

Weds
3/7

 

-Discuss Act 3.1-4 briefly
-Act 3: pair activity: “translate” quotations, present to class
-Act 3.5-6

-study for parallelism quiz
-finish reading Act 3 if not finished in class

Th/Fr
3/8-9

 

EX DAY
-parallelism quiz
-watch Act 3 of movie (40 mins)
-handout: Shakespeare’s background

-Review Act 3 for quiz
--read “Shakespeare’s Macbeth” p. xiii-xiv and “Reading Shakespeare’s Language” p. xv-xxiv.  Do #1-7 on handout.

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
3/12

 

-Act 3 Quiz
-handout Act 4 study guide
--read Holinshed’s history of Macbeth; compare/contrast with Shakespeare’s Macbeth

-Read Act 4 scene 1 and complete #1-6 on study guide
-finish Vocab sentences
-Read “Shakespeare’s Life” p. xxiv-xxxii. Do #8-15 on handout.

Tues
3/13

Vocab Sentences

-share vocab sentences
-return essays and grammar quiz
-finish Holinshed

-Read “Shakespeare’s Theater” p. xxxii-xli. Do # 16-20 on handout.
-study for vocabulary quiz

Weds
3/14

 

-Vocabulary Quiz
-Go over Shakespeare background, Holinshed

-Read Act 4 Scene 2
-Complete study guide questions for 4.2
-work on project

Thurs
3/15

 

-discuss 4.1-2
-Watch movie of 4.3, about 13 mins
-discuss 4.3

-work on project
-Study Act 4, Holinshed, and Shakespeare background for quiz

Fri
3/16

 

SHORTENED PERIODS (1/2 DAY)
-drawing Shakespeare’s metaphors and imagery from quotes
-project ideas handout

-work on project
-Study Act 4, Holinshed, and Shakespeare background for quiz

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
3/19

 

- Quiz on Act 4, Holinshed, Shakespeare background
-handout Act 5 study questions
-Act 5.1-2  (farther if possible)


-work on project
-Read through 5.4 (p.175)

Tues
3/20

 

-Finish Act 5

-finish Act 5 if not finished in class
-work on project (Part 3 oultine due Wednesday)

Weds
3/21

project part 3 outline

-review Act 5
-watch The Simpsons Macbeth
-talk about project
-talk about which class to take next year

-review Act 5 for quiz
-work on project (part 2 outline due Thursday).  Here are some ideas for your theme (thesis).

Thurs
3/22

project part 2 outline

-Act 5 Quiz
-quote sandwich PP, review
-start quote sandwich for Part 2 of project
-sign student schedules


-bring typed rough draft of part 2 to class tomorrow for peer editing
-work on project

Fri
3/23

project typed rough draft of part 2

-checklist of common problems, mistakes in Macbeth dramaturgy project
-Project part 2 peer editing, work
-sign student schedules

-finish project
-double check rubric, peer edit and checklist to make sure you have fulfilled all requirements
-cut and paste all written portions of your project into one document and submit it to turnitin.com

Power Unit
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
3/26

Macbeth Project Due

SHORTENED PERIODS--ext advisory
-present projects
-begin reading Machiavelli if time

-read Machiavelli and prepare for reading reward

Tues
3/27

 

SHORTENED PERIODS—Community Workday Planning
-Machiavelli reading reward
-handout Macbeth and The Prince essay practice, work with partner

-In Reading the World, read “In the Shadow of War” (red book p. 289, green book p. 311)  and “Loyalties” (red book p. 295, green p. 317)
-write one thesis statement for each story using the word "power"

Weds
3/28

 

-finish essay practice if not completed yesterday; turn in
-in class reading: “Sugar Baby
-write one thesis statement for this story using the word "power"

-In Reading the World, read “The Cabuliwallah” (red book p. 442, green book p. 482)
-write one thesis statement for this story using the word "power"

Thurs
3/29

 

-in class reading“Two Words
-write one thesis statement for this story using the word "power"

-In Reading the World, read “The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses” (red book p. 340, green book p. 366)
-write one thesis statement for this story using the word "power"

Fri
3/30

6 thesis statements using the word "power"

Power thesis statement activity

No homework. You may start reading All Quiet on the Western Front if you would like. Bring All Quiet to class on Monday.

SPRING BREAK

War Unit
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
4/9

 

Begin All Quiet on the Western Front
-pass out AQWF reading guide and character chart
--PP: overview of war
-begin reading

Read All Quiet on the Western Front Ch 1-2 (p. 1-33)

Tues
4/10

 

-discuss Ch. 1-2
-PP: author
-youtube video of war footage
-handout vocab list (go to p. 12) and directions

Read Ch. 3 (p. 35-50)

Weds
4/11

 

SUB
-go over study guide questions for Ch. 3 (#3-9)
-reading time

Read Ch. 4 (p. 51-74)

Thurs
4/12

 

SUB
-go over study guide questions for Ch. 4 (#10-17)
-reading time

-Read Ch. 5 (p. 75-97)

Fri
4/13

 

END OF 5TH SIXTH
NO CLASS—COMMUNITY WORKDAY

 

6th sixth --- 2nd Semester
Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
4/16

 

NO SCHOOL—TEACHER DAY

 

Tues
4/17

 

SHORTENED PERIODS—Ext Advisory for Workday Reflection
-review/question from Ch. 1-4
-discuss Ch. 5 (#18-23)
--show part of the movie?

-Start reading Ch 6 (p.99-118)

Weds
4/18

 

-PP: recruitment posters (groups present)

-finish reading Ch 6 (p. 118-136)

Thurs
4/19

 

-discuss Ch. 6

Begin Ch 7 (p.137-162)

Fri
4/20

 

GSA Day of Silence
-read Stephen Pinker article (handout) and take notes
-handout essay assignment

Finish Ch 7 (p.162-185)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
4/23

 

-give information about English II field test
-Ch. 7 chart (work with partner)

-Read Ch. 8 (p.187-198)
-finish vocabulary assignment vocab list (go to p. 12) and directions
-finish Ch. 7 chart if not completed in class

Tues
4/24

Vocab Due

-discuss Ch. 7-8
-WWI Song
-pds 1-2: show postcards

Begin Ch. 9 (p.199-216 top)

Weds
4/25

 

-classes for periods 1-4: field testing 9:00-11:00
(Pds 1-2 miss class for writing test)
-PP: postcards; students make propaganda

Finish Ch 9 (p. 216-229)

Thurs
4/26

 

-classes for periods 5-6: field testing 9:00-11:00
-PP: WWI art (groups present)

Begin Ch. 10 (p.231-250)

Fri
4/27

 

-discuss Ch. 9
-WWI Poetry assignment

Finish Ch. 10 (p. 250-269)

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
4/30

 

WWI Poetry presentations

Read Ch 11-12 (p. 271-295)

Tues
5/1

 

SHORTENED PERIODS: EXT ADVISORY
Review for TEST
-discuss Ch. 10-12

Work on Essay
Study for Test

Weds
5/2

 

Film: Scent of Green Papaya

Work on Essay
Study for Test

Th-Fr
5/3-4

 

EX DAY
1. AQWF TEST
2. Film: Scent of Green Papaya

-Work on Essay
-Complete rough draft; bring printed copy to class for peer editing

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
5/7

Rough draft of essay due

Finish Film: Scent of Green PapayaSelf-check and Peer edit Essay

-Finish Scent of Green Papaya viewing guide
-Finish Essay: print a copy to turn in at the beginning of class, and submit it to turnitin.com
-Bring Siddhartha to class

Siddhartha Unit

Tues
5/8

-Essay due
-Scent of Green Papaya viewing guide

-Introduce Siddhartha
-Read handout on The Buddha (background/context for novel) and take notes
-handout Siddhartha reading guide

read “The Son of the Brahman” (1-7) and “With the Samanas” (7-14),

Weds
5/9

 

-handout final exam study guide
-finish notes on Buddhism from Tuesday
-handout questions for Siddhartha background
-Read Siddhartha intro (vii-xiii), skim glossary (xv-xix) and answer questions on handout

Read “Gotama” (14-20) and “Awakening” (20-23)
-Complete reading guide questions #1-24 for HW check tomorrow

Thurs
5/10

 

-discuss first four chapters
-time to read or finish notes

Read “Kamala” (25-34) and “With the Child-People” (34-40)
-Complete reading guide questions #25-39

Fri
5/11

 

-note quiz on Buddhism article
-discussion
-reading time

Read and “Samsara” (40-46) and “By the River” (46-54)
-Complete reading guide questions #40-51

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
5/14

 

-discussion
-Taoism activity

Read “The Ferryman” (54-63) and “The Son” (63-69)
-Complete reading guide questions #52-57

Tues
5/15

 

-discussion in groups
-finish Taoism activity; turn in
-reading time

Read “Om” (69-74) and “Govinda” (74-81)
-Complete reading guide questions #58-69

Weds
5/16

 

-Review for test
-handout test review guide
-handout final exam essay prompt
-sign up for story review

Study for Siddharthatest

Thurs
5/17

 

Siddhartha Test

-prepare a 2-minute review of your story

final exam study guide

final exam essay prompt

Fri
5/18

 

FINAL EXAM REVIEW-story review
-handout grammar/writing review exercise sheet

Bring your Pocket Style Manual to class Monday and Tuesday

final exam study guide

final exam essay prompt

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
5/21

 

FINAL EXAM REVIEW

-return essay and test
-grade update
-grammar & writing practice

Bring your Pocket Style Manual to class tomorrow

final exam study guide

final exam essay prompt

grammar/writing review exercise sheet

Tues
5/22

All make-up work due by 12:06 pm.

½ Day—7th Period Exam
FINAL EXAM REVIEW
-grammar & writing practice

final exam study guide

final exam essay prompt

grammar/writing review exercise sheet

Weds
5/23

 

1st Period Exam

final exam study guide

Thurs
5/24

 

2nd Period Exam

final exam study guide

Fri
5/25

 

3rd Period Exam

final exam study guide

Date

Due

In Class

Homework

Mon
5/28

 

NO SCHOOL

 

Tues
5/29

 

4th Period Exam

final exam study guide

Weds
5/30

 

5th Period Exam

final exam study guide

Thurs
5/31

 

6th Period Exam

final exam study guide

Fri
6/1

 

MAKE-UP EXAMS

 

    Summer Break! Complete summer reading assignment.