Week of 5/22 to 5/26

Monday 5/22

Work on final essay in class - due at beginning of class on Thursday



Tuesday 5/23

Mrs. Miller has Keystone Testing in the AM - there will be no third period class, but there will be a fifth period class - students will work on the essays both in and out of class - if you are sent to a mass study hall, take your laptop and work on your essay.

Wednesday 5/24

Mrs. Miller has Keystone Testing in the AM - there will be no third period class, but there will be a fifth period class - students will work on the essays both in and out of class - if you are sent to a mass study hall, take your laptop and work on your essay.

Thursday 5/25

Collect essay portion of final exam at beginning of class
Binders - take home or empty and recycle
Senior Presentations
Makeup exam

Friday 5/26

Makeup Exams
Senior Presentations
Class party

Week of 5/15 to 5/19

Final Exam Week

Monday 5/15

Senior Skip Day
No scheduled activities

Tuesday 5/16

Review for final

Wednesday 5/17

Part 1 of final - one prose passage and multiple-choice questions
Set up file for essay portion of exam and write per following directions

Homework: read prompt for essay

Thursday 5/18

Part 2 of final - one poem and multiple-choice questions
Return all graded papers

Friday 5/19

Take out binders
Return graded essays 5AM/5 Flights
Examine benchmark essay
Directions and set up for McTeague essay

Week of 5/8 to 5/12


Senior Project papers and presentations this week. This is a graduation requirement.


Monday 5/8

Senior Presentations

Tuesday 5/9

Senior Presentations

Wednesday 5/10

Senior Presentations

Thursday 5/11

Senior Presentations

Friday 5/12

Early dismissal due to Prom
Senior Presentations

Week of 5/1 to 5/5

Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement.

AP Literature and Composition Test is on Wednesday, May 3


Monday 5/1

Assign presentation times for Senior Projects
Heart of Darkness
Review for Thursday's essay test on Heart of Darkness


Tuesday 5/2

Review for Thursday's essay test on Heart of Darkness

Brief for tomorrow's AP Exam for this evening at home




Wednesday 5/3

Check that all novels have been returned

AP Literature and Composition Test

Review for essay portion of Final Exam

Thursday 5/4

Heart of Darkness
Concluding Essay Test

Friday 5/5

Make up tests on Heart of Darkness

Week of 4/24 to 4/28


Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due Friday 5/4 and week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement.

AP Literature and Composition Test is on Wednesday, May 3


Monday 4/24

Review, discuss, and grade questions for Part 2


Homework: Read Part 3 and complete questions for Friday

Tuesday 4/25

Heart of Darkness
Read Part 3 of Heart of Darkness and answer the questions


Homework: Read Part 3 and complete questions for Friday

Wednesday 4/26

Early Dismissal
Mrs. Miller is out sick today
Heart of Darkness
Finish reading part 3 of heart of Darkness and answering the question - we will review and grade this in class tomorrow


Homework: Read Part 3 and complete questions for tomorrow

Thursday 4/27

Heart of Darkness
Review and grade Part 3 of heart of Darkness

Friday 4/28

Heart of Darkness
Finish review and grading for Part 3
Begin review for Heart of Darkness Test\


Week of 4/17 to 4/21


Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due Friday 5/4 and week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement.

AP Literature and Composition Test is on Wednesday, May 3


Monday 4/17

Spring Vacation

Tuesday 4/18

Heart of Darkness Week
Collect Part 1 questions
Begin to review, discuss, and grade Part 1 Questions

Homework: Read part 2 and answer questions for Friday

Wednesday 4/19

Heart of Darkness Week
Complete review, discussion, and grading of Part 1 Questions

Homework: Read part 2 and answer questions for Friday


Thursday 4/16

Heart of Darkness
SSR Part 2 in class

Homework: Part 2 questions due tomorrow

Friday 4/17

Heart of Darkness
Complete SSR for Part 2


Homework: Read Part 3 and complete questions for Wednesday

Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due Friday 5/4 and week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement mandated by the state.

AP Literature and Composition Test is on Wednesday, May 3




Week of 4/10 to 4/14

Monday 4/10

Schedule senior presentation
Return graded papers and graded Mulvaney essays
Review benchmark essays for the Mulvaney essay

Distribute copies of the Heart of Darkness

Homework: associated with reading Heart of Darkness

Tuesday 4/11

Schedule senior presentation
Heart of Darkness Week





Set up folder and file for Heart of Darkness questions - create a Heart of Darkness folder and then simply copy and paste above questions into a file created in that folder

Homework: None

Wednesday 4/12

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Heart of Darkness Week
Read all of Part 1 of the novella and answer the quotes and questions in writing

Homework: Complete assignment as homework over break if you do not complete it in class. We will review and grade Part 1 question in class on Tuesday 4/18

Thursday 4/13

Mrs. Miller is out on a personal day today
Heart of Darkness Week
Read all of Part 1 of the novella and answer the quotes and questions in writing


Homework: Complete assignment as homework over break if you do not complete it in class. We will review and grade Part 1 question in class on Tuesday 4/18

Friday 4/14

Spring Vacation

Week of 4/3 to 4/7

Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due Friday 5/4 and week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement mandated by the state.


AP Literature and Composition Test is on Wednesday, May 3


Monday 4/3

Circulate rubric to check progress on Senior Class Projects
Lesson on writing a compare/contrast essay on poetry:





Tuesday 4/4

Last day of Marking Period 3
Conclude yesterday's lesson on writing a compare/contrast essay on poetry
Set up file and folder for compare/contrast essay on poetry
Review the writing prompt and two poems for compare/contrast essay


Homework: Read the writing prompt and two poems for the compare/contrast essay on Thursday


Wednesday 4/5

Begin compare/contrast essay

I will review and give you both the notes and the scaffolding, which will be posted below
Work on compare/contrast essay in class


Thursday 4/6

Work on compare/contrast essay - finish for homework - due Tuesday 4/11

Friday 4/7

Work on compare/contrast essay - finish for homework - due Tuesday 4/11

Homework: Analytical essay on Five A.M. and Five Flights Up is due next Tuesday 4/11

Week of 3/27 to 3/31


Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due Friday 5/4 and week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement.

AP Literature and Composition Test is on Thursday, May 3


Monday 3/27

Review weekly schedule up to year end that is posted on wiki under current schedule
Return all graded papers
Review rubric for scores on prose packet


Homework: read the 2003 English Literature and Composition Free-Response Question 2, both prompt and passage



Tuesday 3/28

Lesson on Steps of writing analytical prose essay




Wednesday 3/29

Conclude lesson on steps of prose essay
Set up folder and file for prose essay
Work on prose essay in class

Thursday 3/30

Work on prose essay in class

Friday 3/31

Prose essay due at the end of class


Reminder for AP exam

The following is information on AP Exam Sign-ups:Sign up by Friday March 24th in the guidance office; money is due at the time of signing up. Teachers should NOT collect money!Students who sign up and pay for the test MUST take the test! They do not receive the full refund if they back out.Test Fee: $84.00 per test; Fee Reduction Exam - $53.00 per test; Cash or Check/money order made payable to Jim Thorpe Area High School. Students are eligible for the fee reduction if they receive free or reduced lunch.Test Dates:
AP Chemistry - Monday May 1st @ 8:00 am
AP English Literature - Wednesday May 3rd @ 8:00am
AP Computer Science Principles - Friday May 5th @ 12:00pm
AP Calculus - Tuesday May 9th @ 8:00am
AP Statistics - Thursday May 11th at @12:00pm
AP European History - Friday May 12th @ 12:00pm (FYI -- This is the day of prom and a 1/2 day)

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Die Winter !

Reminder: Senior Project papers and presentations are due week of 5/8 to 5/12. This is a graduation requirement.

Monday 3/20

Distribute graded Convergence papers - students will take a few moments to read and analyze teacher's comments
Examine benchmark essays on Convergence



Tuesday 3/21

Read the two prose passages passages and answer the multiple-choice questions
We will review and grade this in class tomorrow for a quiz grade to be curved per AP standards

Homework: complete the grade rubric you receive today for Thursday - we will discuss this then and I will collect it to count for 10 homework points


Wednesday 3/22

Explain score for "Do Not Go Gentle..."

Review and grade yesterday's reading passages
Review and grade "Letter to Lord Chesterfield


Thursday 3/23

Collect grade rubric
Discuss grade rubric and AP Exam - report to Guidance during PODS today or tomorrow if you plan to take the AP Literature Exam



Friday 3/24

Lesson on How to Write an Analytical Essay on Prose
Read Mary Barton from sample AP Exam

Review the following steps of the writing process:




Week of 3/13 to 3/17

Reminder for AP exam

The following is information on AP Exam Sign-ups:Sign up by Friday March 24th in the guidance office; money is due at the time of signing up. Teachers should NOT collect money!Students who sign up and pay for the test MUST take the test! They do not receive the full refund if they back out.Test Fee: $84.00 per test; Fee Reduction Exam - $53.00 per test; Cash or Check/money order made payable to Jim Thorpe Area High School. Students are eligible for the fee reduction if they receive free or reduced lunch.Test Dates:
AP Chemistry - Monday May 1st @ 8:00 am
AP English Literature - Wednesday May 3rd @ 8:00am
AP Computer Science Principles - Friday May 5th @ 12:00pm
AP Calculus - Tuesday May 9th @ 8:00am
AP Statistics - Thursday May 11th at @12:00pm
AP European History - Friday May 12th @ 12:00pm (FYI -- This is the day of prom and a 1/2 day)

Monday 3/13

Review and grade worksheets from Friday
Return all graded papers and have students place in binder

Tuesday 3/14

SNOW DAY

Wednesday 3/15

SNOW DAY


Thursday 3/16

SNOW DAY


Friday 3/17

SNOW DAY

Week of 3/6 to 3/10

Reminder for AP exam

The following is information on AP Exam Sign-ups:Sign up by Friday March 24th in the guidance office; money is due at the time of signing up. Teachers should NOT collect money!Students who sign up and pay for the test MUST take the test! They do not receive the full refund if they back out.Test Fee: $84.00 per test; Fee Reduction Exam - $53.00 per test; Cash or Check/money order made payable to Jim Thorpe Area High School. Students are eligible for the fee reduction if they receive free or reduced lunch.Test Dates:
AP Chemistry - Monday May 1st @ 8:00 am
AP English Literature - Wednesday May 3rd @ 8:00am
AP Computer Science Principles - Friday May 5th @ 12:00pm
AP Calculus - Tuesday May 9th @ 8:00am
AP Statistics - Thursday May 11th at @12:00pm
AP European History - Friday May 12th @ 12:00pm (FYI -- This is the day of prom and a 1/2 day)

Monday 3/6

Review and grade worksheets from Friday
Return all graded papers and have students place in binder

Tuesday 3/7

Lesson on prose selection with multiple-choice questions
Complete packet pages 166-171 with reading and multiple-choice questions and place in basket

Wednesday 3/8

Mrs. Miller is out today beginning at 11:30
Complete packet pages 112-117 with reading and multiple-choice questions and place in basket
If you were absent yesterday, get packet 166-171 from the sub an complete it before class tomorrwo

Homework We will review and grade both packets in class tomorrow - these will be recorded in the grade book but will not count towards the MP grade.


Thursday 3/9

Review and grade prose passages from yesterday
Return graded papers if time permits


Friday 3/10

Return graded essays on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Review benchmark essays on same

AP English Current Class Schedule



Week of 2/27 to 3/3

Reminder for AP exam

The following is information on AP Exam Sign-ups:Sign up by Friday March 24th in the guidance office; money is due at the time of signing up. Teachers should NOT collect money!Students who sign up and pay for the test MUST take the test! They do not receive the full refund if they back out.Test Fee: $84.00 per test; Fee Reduction Exam - $53.00 per test; Cash or Check/money order made payable to Jim Thorpe Area High School. Students are eligible for the fee reduction if they receive free or reduced lunch.Test Dates:
AP Chemistry - Monday May 1st @ 8:00 am
AP English Literature - Wednesday May 3rd @ 8:00am
AP Computer Science Principles - Friday May 5th @ 12:00pm
AP Calculus - Tuesday May 9th @ 8:00am
AP Statistics - Thursday May 11th at @12:00pm
AP European History - Friday May 12th @ 12:00pm (FYI -- This is the day of prom and a 1/2 day)

Monday 2/27

No Sub was in on Friday - students in library - reschedule Friday's work for Monday

You will receive hard copies of the following five worksheets to complete in class:
Worksheet on Phrases and Clauses.pdf
Worksheet on Phrases and Clauses.pdf
Worksheet on Phrases and Clauses.pdf

vague-pronoun-reference.pdf
vague-pronoun-reference.pdf
vague-pronoun-reference.pdf

parallel structure 1.pdf
parallel structure 1.pdf
parallel structure 1.pdf

Identifying Verbals Worksheet.pdf
Identifying Verbals Worksheet.pdf
Identifying Verbals Worksheet.pdf




Tuesday 2/28

Complete and submit worksheets

Wednesday 3/1

We will review and grade the worksheets from yesterday and Monday


Thursday 3/2

Look at an analytical essay on poetry from an actual AP Exam
AP Analytical Essay Sample - A Story(1).pdf
AP Analytical Essay Sample - A Story(1).pdf
AP Analytical Essay Sample - A Story(1).pdf


Friday 3/3

You will receive a copy of a two prose essays that you will read and then answer the multiple choice questions. You will place your answer sheet in the collection basket at the end of the period.

Week of 2/20 to 2/24

Monday 2/20

Presidents' Day

Tuesday 2/21

The following is information on AP Exam Sign-ups:

Sign up by Friday March 24th in the guidance office; money is due at the time of signing up. Teachers should NOT collect money!

Students who sign up and pay for the test MUST take the test! They do not receive the full refund if they back out.

Test Fee: $84.00 per test; Fee Reduction Exam - $53.00 per test; Cash or Check/money order made payable to Jim Thorpe Area High School. Students are eligible for the fee reduction if they receive free or reduced lunch.

Test Dates:
AP Chemistry - Monday May 1st @ 8:00 am
AP English Literature - Wednesday May 3rd @ 8:00am
AP Computer Science Principles - Friday May 5th @ 12:00pm
AP Calculus - Tuesday May 9th @ 8:00am
AP Statistics - Thursday May 11th at @12:00pm
AP European History - Friday May 12th @ 12:00pm (FYI -- This is the day of prom and a 1/2 day)

Preparing for the AP Exam:








Homework: Analytical essay on Convergence of the Twain is due BOC Thursday. Please submit printed copy at the beginning of class

Wednesday 2/22

Finish any remaining points from yesterday's lesson
Preparing for Grammar on the AP Exam:








Homework: Analytical essay on Convergence of the Twain is due BOC Thursday. Please submit printed copy at the beginning of class


Thursday 2/23

Place printed copy of your analytical essay on Convergence of the Twain in the basket at the beginning of class.
Finish any remaining points from yesterday's lesson
Handout: Chapter 8 - Grammar Review

Friday 2/24

Mrs.Miller is out today

No Sub - students in library - reschedule Friday's work for Monday


You will receive hard copies of the following five worksheets to complete in class:





Homework: If you cannot finish the worksheets in class, finish them as homework. Do not submit the worksheets - we will be switching papers on Monday to review and grade the worksheets.

Week of 2/13 to 2/20

Monday 2/13

Late Start

Review weekly schedule on wiki

Distribute hard copies of the prompt on "The Convergence of the Twain"

Begin Lesson on Writing an Analytical Essay on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Review prompt and rubric for essay


Begin analysis and note taking on "The Convergence of the Twain"

Homework: Study for Friday's quiz on the Four Elements of Poetry - I will give you the four main elements and the number of terms under each main element - you will list these terms - I will also give you a short poem to read and you will answer the MC questions - this will also count as a quiz, but it will be graded per College Board guidelines


Tuesday 2/14

Continue analysis and note taking on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Set up file for Convergence Essay
Model extemporaneous writing of essay

Homework: Study for Friday's quiz on the Four Elements of Poetry - I will give you the four main elements and the number of terms under each main element - you will list these terms - I will also give you a short poem to read and you will answer the MC questions - this will also count as a quiz, but it will be graded per College Board guidelines

Wednesday 2/15

If you were absent part of the class or the entire class yesterday when I modeled extemporaneous writing, watch the following video. YOU MAY NOT TAKE NOTES FOR THIS VIDEO TO WRITE YOUR ESSAY

Begin work on analytical essay for"The Convergence of the Twain"



Homework: Study for Friday's quiz on the Four Elements of Poetry - I will give you the four main elements and the number of terms under each main element - you will list these terms - I will also give you a short poem to read and you will answer the MC questions - this will also count as a quiz, but it will be graded per College Board guidelines

Thursday 2/16

Work on analytical essay for"The Convergence of the Twain" due BOC Thursday 2/23

Homework: Study for tomorrow's quiz on the Four Elements of Poetry - I will give you the four main elements and the number of terms under each main element - you will list these terms - I will also give you a short poem to read and you will answer the MC questions - this will also count as a quiz, but it will be graded per College Board guidelines
Analytical essay for"The Convergence of the Twain" due BOC Thursday 2/23

Friday 2/17

Quiz on the Four Elements of Poetry
Quiz on poetry handout with MC questions

Homework: Analytical essay for"The Convergence of the Twain" due BOC Thursday 2/23

Week of 2/6 to 2/10

Monday 2/6

Review and grade "Gassing..." and "S.I.W."
http://study.com/academy/lesson/slant-rhyme-in-poetry-definition-examples-quiz.html

Review Poetic Devices 34-44


Homework: Study for Quiz on Poetic Devices 34-44

Tuesday 2/7

Mrs Miller is out today
Take 34-44 Quiz on Poetic Devices
After quiz, you will read the handout on the AP Test aloud in class.

NOTE - if there is a snow day - this work will be rescheduled for Friday. If there is a late start, you will only have the quiz, and you will be given the handout to do on Friday in class.


Wednesday 2/8

Late Start - Schedule adjustment in bold

Finish the hand out as homework

Mrs. Miller is out today per doctor's orders - sorry, Guys! Miss you all!
Finish reading aloud the handout on the AP test aloud if you did not do so yesterday
Then read the following prose passage and answer the questions - I will grade this for you - it will not count in your MP3 grade
Please take turns printing this out - five at a time so you do not jam the printer. Place more paper in the printer if you need to do so.


Thursday 2/9

Snow Day - Schedule adjustment in bold

Distribute hard copies of the prompt
Begin Lesson on Writing an Analytical Essay on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Review prompt and rubric for essay


Begin analysis and note taking on "The Convergence of the Twain"


Friday 2/10

Late Start - Schedule adjustment in bold

Return graded papers

Review and grade "From Roughing It"

Complete analysis and note taking on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Model extemporaneous writing of essay
Set up file for Convergence Essay

Week of 1/30 to 2/3

Monday 1/30

Return graded analytical essays for The Color Purple
Review benchmark essays for The Color Purple

Homework: Study Poetic Devices 23-33 for quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday 1/31

snow day - had to rework entire weekly schedule - adjustment in bold


Lesson on how to write an analytical essay on a poem - use the following models:







Homework: Study Poetic Devices 23-33 for quiz tomorrow

Wednesday 2/1

Covered steps 1 and 2 from Tuesday's lesson

Early Dismissal due to parent teacher conferences
Quiz on Poetic Devices 23-33 - review and grade in class
Wrap up loose ends from yesterday's lesson.

Homework: Read the following two poems and answer the MC questions for next Monday

S.I.W. will be uploaded here

Thursday 2/2

Students took poetic devices quiz 23-33 and graded it in class

Students worked on "Gassing..." and "SIW" due for next Tuesday

Wrap up loose ends from Tuesday's Lesson
Begin Lesson on Writing an Analytical Essay on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Review prompt and rubric for essay


Begin analysis and note taking on "The Convergence of the Twain"


Homework: Read the following two poems and answer the MC questions for next Monday

S.I.W. will be uploaded here

Friday 2/3

Reviewed next week's schedule

Finished the rest of Tuesday's Lesson

Return graded papers if time permits

Finish notes on "The Convergence of the Twain"
Share scaffolding for essay
Model extemporaneous writing of essay


Homework: Read the following two poems and answer the MC questions for next Monday

S.I.W. will be uploaded here











Week of 1/16 to 1/20


Monday 1/16

No School - Marin Luther King Day


Tuesday 1/17

Mrs. Miller is out today
Read the following poem on your own and answer the multiple-choice questions on a separate sheet of paper. Put your name, period, and date at the top of the paper. Put the poem's title and number the corresponding questions beneath the title. Place in the basket by the end of the period. We will review and grade these in class tomorrow.


Homework: We will also review and grade the multiple choice questions for Convergence of the Twain tomorrow. Quiz on Poetic Devices 12-22 will be on Thursday.


Wednesday 1/18

Review and grade questions for Convergence of the Twain

Homework: Quiz on Poetic Devices 12-22 tomorrow.

Thursday 1/19

Period 6 half the class was missing because of schedule changes
Quiz on Poetic Devices 12-22 - your teacher will grade these
The following was not done in Period 6
Review and grade questions for Hampton Beach
Review of following tutorial


Friday 1/20

Period 6 only
Submit Hampton Beach
Review of following tutorial

Both classes: read "Fueled" "The Lamb" and answer the corresponding questions - submit by the end of the period - we will review these in class next Wednesday



Week of 1/9 to 1/13


Monday 1/9

Complete midterms and submit

Homework: Answer the multiple-choice questions for "The Convergence of the Twain" for Wednesday

Tuesday 1/10

Return graded Color Purple Essay Tests
Review benchmark answers on Essay Test


Wednesday 1/11

Snow Day



Thursday 1/12

Grade Binders

Finish review of benchmark answers on Essay Test


Friday 1/13

No school

Week of 1/2 to 1/6


Monday 1/2

Winter Holiday

Tuesday 1/3

Read the poem "After Great Pain..." by Emily Dickinson. Read for the literal meaning and then answer the multiple-choice questions.
I will be out Friday and on 1/17 and 1/25
First Place Award for The Flame
End of Marking Period
Current Grades
Midterm Exam this Friday
Work Owed
Change of Scores
Paper Return
Binder Check


Homework : Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11 tomorrow



Wednesday 1/4

Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11 - review and grade in class
I will be out Friday and on 1/17 and 1/25
First Place Award for The Flame
End of Marking Period
Current Grades
Midterm Exam this Friday
Work Owed
Change of Scores
Paper Return
Binder Check





Thursday 1/5

Distribute Review for Midterm
Return graded essay tests on The Color Purple
Examine Benchmark answers for The Color Purple


Friday 1/6

Midterm Exam

Week of 12/19 to 12/23


Monday 12/19








Homework : Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11 on Wednesday





Tuesday 12/20




Homework : Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11 tomorrow



Wednesday 12/21

Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11
After quiz read the poem "After Great Pain..." by Emily Dickinson. Read for the literal meaning and then answer the multiple-choice questions.


Homework: None




Thursday 12/22

Holiday Activities


Friday 12/23

Winter Holiday

Week of 12/12 to 12/16


Monday 12/12

Two Hour Delay
Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today
Take vocab quiz 21-24 - place in basket when done
After test do the assignment on rhyme scheme - complete as homework due Wednesday

Refer to the following lesson for help in the above


Homework: Color Purple Essay due tomorrow; Rhyme Scheme Assignment due Wednesday; Quiz on the first 11 elements of poetry on Friday



Tuesday 12/13

Collect Color Purple Essays
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Teacher lead explication of Holy Sonnet 10


Homework: Rhyme Scheme Assignment due tomorrow; Quiz on the first 11 elements of poetry on Friday


Wednesday 12/14

Review rhyme scheme assignment and teacher lead explication of poems


Homework:
Quiz on the first 11 elements of poetry on Friday



Thursday 12/15


Teacher Lead explication of Holy Sonnet 14

Homework: Quiz on the first 11 elements of poetry on Monday


Friday 12/16

Finish Explication of Holy Sonnet 14







Homework : Quiz on Elements of Poetry 1-11 on Monday

Week of 12/5 to 12/9


Monday 12/5

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today
Work on Color Purple Essay in class

USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR YOUR ESSAY

Vocabulary Worksheets:


Students will make up Color Purple Essay Tests in PODS tomorrow

Homework: Vocabulary 21-22 and 23-24 due tomorrow


Tuesday 12/6

Students will make up Color Purple Essay Tests in PODS today
Review and grade vocabulary sheets 21-22 and 23-24
Work on Color Purple Essay in class



Homework: Color Purple Essay due at the beginning of class on Friday 12/9


Wednesday 12/7

Unit on Poetry - Tutorials to be listed


Homework: Color Purple Essay due at the beginning of class on Friday 12/9



Thursday 12/8

Unit on Poetry - Tutorials to be listed

Homework: Color Purple Essay due at the beginning of class tomorrow


Friday 12/9

Review and grade vocab worksheets 21-22 and 23-24

Review Sonnet 18







Homework: Final Copy of Purple due on Tuesday - Vocab Quiz 21-24 Monday - Mrs. Miller will be out for a doctor visit again on Monday

Week of 11/28 to 12/2


Monday 11/28

Thanksgiving Holiday


Homework: None


Tuesday 11/29

Mrs. Miller out on an emergency today
Begin study of poetry: Cover the following handouts - Cover the first 11 terms on Glossary








Homework: None


Wednesday 11/30

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today. Please be on your best behavior.
Vocabulary Quiz 17-20
After quiz work on Vocabulary Worksheets 21-22 and 23-24 - due Monday 12/5


Homework: Vocab 21-22 and 23-24 due Tuesday 12/6



Thursday 12/1

Make up vocab quizzes in library
Grade vocab quizzes
Set up folder and file for The Color Purple
Discuss four tutorials on Tuesday

Homework: Vocab 21-22 and 23-24 due Tuesday 12/6


Friday 12/2

Discuss prompt for The Color Purple

Discuss framework for Purple Essay
Teacher model of extemporaneous writing of body paragraph 1
Begin analytical essay on The Color Purple


Homework: Vocab 21-22 and 23-24 due Tuesday 12/6

Week of 11/21 to 11/25


Monday 11/21

Early dismissal due to parent teacher conferences
Review and grade vocabulary worksheets 17-18 and 19-20


Homework: None


Tuesday 11/22

Early dismissal due to parent teacher conferences
Set up folder and file for The Color Purple
Discuss prompt for The Color Purple


Homework: None


Wednesday 11/23

Early dismissal for holiday
Vocabulary Quiz 17-20
Review and grade Vocabulary Quiz


Homework: None


Thursday 11/24

Thanksgiving Holiday

Homework: None


Friday 11/125

Thanksgiving Holiday

Homework: None

Week of 11/14 to 11/18


Monday 11/14

Return graded analytical essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God
Examine benchmark essay(s) on Their Eyes Were Watching God
Who owes work - if you owe vocabulary quiz 13-16, you will have to make it up in PODS


Homework: Vocab worksheets 17-18 and 19-20



Tuesday 11/15

Scenes from the movie The Color Purple

Homework: none

Wednesday 11/16

Return graded reading response questions for The Color Purple
Scenes from the movie The Color Purple

Homework: Study for Essay Test on The Color Purple


Thursday 11/17

Review for essay test on The Color Purple

Homework: Study for Essay Test on The Color Purple




Homework: Study for Essay Test on The Color Purple

Friday 11/18

Essay Test on The Color Purple

Homework: none

Week of 11/7 to 11/11


Monday 11/7

The Color Purple: review reading response questions and discuss book



Homework: Quiz on vocabulary 13-16 on Thursday

Tuesday 11/8

The Color Purple: review reading response questions and discuss book

Homework: Quiz on vocabulary 13-16 on Thursday

Wednesday 11/9

The Color Purple: review reading response questions and discuss book

Homework: Quiz on vocabulary 13-16 tomorrow

Thursday 11/10

Quiz on Vocabulary 13-16 - review and grade in class
Begin vocab worksheets 17-18 and 19-20



Homework: vocab worksheets 17-18 and 19-20 due on Monday 11/14

Friday 11/11

Return graded Eyes Analytical Essays
Examine Benchmark Essays for Eyes

Homework: vocab worksheets 17-18 and 19-20 due on Tuesday 11/15

Week of 10/31 to 11/4


Monday 10/31

Conclude review of points and benchmark answers for Eyes Analytical Essay



Review and grade vocab worksheets 13-14 and 15-16 if time permits

Homework: Quiz on vocab 13-16 on Friday

Tuesday 11/1

Review and grade vocab worksheets for yesterday if necessary
Continue review of reading response questions from The Color Purple and discussion of book
Bring you copy of The Color Purple to class every day

Homework: Quiz on vocab 13-16 on Friday

Wednesday 11/2

Early Dismissal
Continue review of reading response questions from The Color Purple and discussion of book
Bring you copy of The Color Purple to class every day

Homework: Quiz on vocab 13-16 on Friday

Thursday 11/3

Continue review of reading response questions from The Color Purple and discussion of book
Bring you copy of The Color Purple to class every day

Homework: Quiz on vocab 13-16 tomorrow


Friday 11/4

Quiz on Vocabulary 13-16 - review and grade in class
Continue review of reading response questions from The Color Purple and discussion of book
Bring you copy of The Color Purple to class every day


Homework: None

Week of 10/24 to 10/28


Monday 10/24

Work on analytical essay for Their Eyes Were Watching God

Homework: Vocab Quiz 9-12 tomorrow; final copy of Eyes essay due BOC Friday

Tuesday 10/25

Mrs. Miller is out for a doctor's appointment today. Please be on your best behavior.
Vocabulary Quiz 9-12 - place in collection basket when done
After you complete the quiz, finish your analytical essay. You may print and submit your essay if you finish it.

Homework: Final copy of Eyes essay due BOC Friday

Wednesday 10/26

Make up vocabulary quiz 9-12
Review, discuss, and grade reading response questions from The Color Purple



Homework: Final copy of Eyes essay due BOC Friday

Thursday 10/27

Review and grad Vocab Quiz 9-12
Review, discuss, and grade reading response questions from The Color Purple

Homework: Final copy of Eyes essay due BOC tomorrow

Friday 10/28

Collect Final Copies of Eyes Analytical Essays
Return graded essay tests for Their Eyes
Share benchmark answers for Their Eyes Essay Test




Homework: None

Week of 10/17 to 10/21


Monday 10/17

Mrs. Miller is out today - be self-directed and stay on task
Log into the wiki for today’s lesson.
Open the list of challenge areas on the college essay. Follow the list of challenge areas on the college essay as the sub reviews it with you.

Open up each benchmark college essay for your period only. Each one of the authors is to read his or her essay aloud to the class. If a student is absent, the sub will read it.

Period 3 Benchmark Essays





Period 6 Benchmark Essays






Return graded edited college essays
Do the corrections on your college essay in Google Drive. Do editing and revision exactly as i marked it on your paper.

Tuesday 10/18



Finish corrections on college essay


Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 9-12 on Friday


Wednesday 10/19

Grade vocabulary worksheets 9-10 and 11-12
Lesson on Pronoun Case



Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 9-12 on Friday changed to Tuesday October 10/25

Thursday 10/20

Review writing prompt and grading rubric for Their Eyes Were Watching God analytical essay


Model extemporaneous writing of analytical essay for Their Eyes Were Watching God


Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 9-12 Tuesday, 10/25, Analytical Essay for Their Eyes Were Watching God BOC Friday 10/28


Friday 10/21

Return graded vocabulary worksheets 9-10 and 11-12
Students will use Framework for Eyes Essay to write their analytical essay on Their Eyes Were Watching God

Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 9-12 Tuesday, 10/25, Analytical Essay for Their Eyes Were Watching God BOC Friday 10/28

Week of 10/10 to 10/14


Monday 10/10

Teacher In-Service
No School

Homework: Complete vocab sheets 9-10 and 11-12 for Friday


Tuesday 10/11

Review and grade vocab quiz 7-8 and 9-10
Students who did not take the vocab quiz will make it up this period in the library
Begin unit on analytical essay
Model how to write an analytical essay per the following steps:








Homework: Complete vocab sheets 9-10 and 11-12 for Friday


Wednesday 10/12

Conclude modeling of analytical essay


Homework: Complete vocab sheets 9-10 and 11-12 for Friday

Thursday 10/13

Renaissance Faire Trip
No classwork scheduled


Homework: Complete vocab sheets 9-10 and 11-12 for Monday

Friday 10/14

Continue with unit on writing an analytical essay

Homework: Vocabulary worksheets 9-10 and 11-12 for Tuesday

Week of 10/3 to 10/7


Monday 10/3

Students who need to make up the Eyes essay test must come in and do so during PODS this week because we will be reviewing the test next week and you will receive your graded tests.
Review and grade vocabulary worksheets 5-6 and 7-8 in class


Lesson on editing and revising college essay to final copy

Homework: Final copy of college essay due beginning of class Wednesday 10/5 - Vocabulary Quiz 5-8 Friday 10/7


Tuesday 10/4

Return graded vocabulary worksheets
Work on final copy of college essay in class
Review of directions:

Advice:

Benchmark Essays



Homework:
Final copy of college essay due beginning of class tomorrow 10/5 - Vocabulary Quiz 5-8 Friday 10/7


Wednesday 10/5

Submit final copy of college essay
Discuss Renaissance Faire


Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 5-8 Friday 10/7

Thursday 10/6

Lesson on writing analytical essays

Homework: Vocabulary Quiz 5-8 tomorrow 10/7

Friday 10/7

Mrs. Miller is out today - be on your best behavior
Vocabulary Quiz 5-8 - place in basket when done
Begin Vocabulary worksheets 9-10 and 11-12 - due as homework next Tuesday 10/11



Homework: Vocabulary worksheets 9-10 and 11-12 due next Tuesday 10/11

















Week of 9/26 to 9/30


NOTE: Your money and permission slips for the Faire are due by Friday of this week - failure to pay will result in your seat being sold


Monday 9/26

Review of directions:

Advice:

Benchmark Essays




Brainstorm and outline due beginning of class in your folder
Work on rough draft and when done with rough draft, copy and paste into final copy and then begin editing and revising in final copy

Homework: Rough Draft is due end of class tomorrow. The final copy of your college essay is due at the beginning of class Monday 10/3.
You will only print the final copy. I will grade the other steps from Google Drive.


Tuesday 9/27

Rough draft is due end of class today - in folder, do not print
When done with rough draft, copy and paste into final copy and do revision and editing in final copy - I will look at your final copy and make comments
Work on final copy in class when rough draft is complete

Homework: The The final copy of your college essay is due at the beginning of class Monday 10/3
You will only print the final copy. I will grade the other steps from Google Drive.

Wednesday 9/28

Teacher In-service - No School


Thursday 9/29

Final copy of college essay due at the beginning of class Wednesday 10/5.
Lesson on Vague Pronouns


Finish final copy and when done, begin to work on Vocab Worksheet 5-6 and 7-8



Homework: We will review and grade vocab worksheets 5-6 and 7-8 in class next Monday 10/3

Friday 9/30

Work on finishing your college essay and when done, work on Vocab Worksheets 5-6 and 7-8


Homework: We will review and grade vocab worksheets 5-6 and 7-8 in class next Monday 10/3.
Submit Final Copy of College Essay BOC on Wednesday 10/5

Week of 9/19 to 9/23


NOTE: I will be collecting money and permission slips for the Faire all of this week


Monday 9/19

Set up AP Folder and file for Essay Test
Review for Eyes Essay Test




Homework: On a full sheet of paper write or type the college to which you will be applying and quote the prompt to which you will be responding.

Tuesday 9/20

Eyes Essay Test in Period 3 only - no class in Period 6 due to bomb threat and evacuation of building

Thursday 9/22

Submit paper with name of college and full topic listed
Circulate paper for students to list date by which they need their college essay edited
Set Up College Essay Folder - then following files: Topic, Brainstorm, Outline, Rough Draft, Final Copy
College Essay Unit
Model the following:






Review of directions:

Advice:

Benchmark Essays





Friday 9/23

College Essay Unit : Finish topic essay - then work on brainstorm and outline in class - due BOC on Monday- do not print - mark done on bottom of file in folder and the date.

Homework: Rough Draft is due end of class on Tuesday 9/27. Do not print the rough draft - type on the bottom done and the date. The final copy of your college essay is due at the beginning of class next Friday 9/30. You will only print the final copy. I will grade the other steps from Google Drive.

Week of 9/12 to 9/16


NOTE: I will be collecting money and permission slips for the Faire all of this week

Monday 9/12

Review weekly wiki
Return any graded papers due
Review and grade Vocab Worksheets 1-2 and 3-4




Homework: Vocab quiz 1-4 on Wednesday

Tuesday 9/13

Return graded vocab sheets
Period 6 only - finish questions for Chapters 14-18 of Eyes
Review and grade questions 19-20 for Eyes
If time permits, discuss Eyes

Homework: Vocab Quiz on Vocab 1-4 tomorrow

Wednesday 9/14

Vocab Quiz 1-4
Review and grade vocab quiz in class
Return graded Eyes reading response questions
Explore the following links to find the topic for your college essay

The Common Application ...

Explore Colleges

Apply to College with Common App | The Common Application




Homework: View the above three links before tomorrow's class; Essay test on Eyes on Tuesday

Thursday 9/15

Guidance will be talking about the College Application in class today


Homework: View Wednesday's links to get your college essay topic for next Wednesday; Essay test on Eyes on Tuesday


Friday 9/16

Early Dismissal
Lesson on taking an essay test - this will be continued on Monday - we will view the following, and I will show you benchmark answers from an essay test. I will also explain how I grade essay tests.






Homework: View Wednesday's links to get your college essay topic for next Wednesday; Essay test on Eyes on Tuesday

Week of 9/5 to 9/9


Monday 9/5

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday 9/6

Return graded papers
Continue to Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel - finished Chapters 6-8
Distribute vocab sheets 1-2 and 3-5 - due as homework on Monday 9/13 - we will review and grade these together in class



Homework: Vocab Sheets 1-2 and 3-4 due Monday - we will review and grade in class. Quiz on same on Wed.

Wednesday 9/7

PM Activity Schedule to allow for laptop distribution
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel

Homework: Vocab Sheets 1-2 and 3-4 due Monday - we will review and grade in class - quiz on same on Wed

Thursday 9/1

PM Activity Schedule to allow for laptop distribution
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel

Homework: Vocab Sheets 1-2 and 3-4 due Monday - we will review and grade in class - quiz on same on Wed

Friday 9/2

PM Activity Schedule to allow for pep rally
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel
Finished Chapters 14-18 in Period 3 - need to finish the last three questions in Period 6


Homework: Vocab Sheets 1-2 and 3-4 due Monday - we will review and grade in class - quiz on same on Wed

Week of 8/29 to 9/2


Monday 8/29

Binder and Position Paper are due by Friday
Share some more benchmark college essays

Tuesday 8/30

Binder and Position Paper are due by Friday
Return rubric for Eyes Reading
Who owes work
Background of novel, main character, conflict, themes and motifs
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel

Wednesday 8/31

Binder and Position Paper are due by Friday
Conclude discussion of background...
Begin to Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel - got to question 2 of Chapter 1 - discussion of the book as we review questions

Thursday 9/1

Binder and Position Paper are due by Friday
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel
Pass out permission form for Renaissance Faire
Completed Chapters 1-5 today and submitted for a grade

Friday 9/2

Check binders and position papers and enter grades
Review and grade Their Eyes... Questions and discuss novel
Information for the Renaissance Faire below. Remember $29 in cash and your permission form are due by Friday, 9/30.



Week of 8/25 to 8/26


This week will be class orientation. We will begin a regular schedule next week.

Welcome
Seating Charts
Class rules
Listening
Class Layout
My Space
Position Papers
Summer Reading
Wiki
RenFaire
Flame