Adv. Honors English I

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Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Mon./
Tues.
1/8/24–
1/9/24

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you had a wonderful break!

 

In Class:

  • Introduction to clauses
  • Introduction to the research paper: discuss topics and resource types

Assigned:

  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 1: Due Tuesday, Jan. 16 by 8am.
  • EOLang p. 146-152: Ex. 1, 2, and 4 (read about clauses on pages 144-145, 147-148, and 150-151: pay attention to the lists of relative pronouns and subordinating conjunctions)
  • Determine your top three movie choices to research. Be sure you have at least one print source before you decide on a movie (and then have a couple of backups).
Wed./
Thurs.
1/10/24–
1/11/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 146-152: Ex. 1, 2, and 4
  • Determine your top three movie choices to research. Be sure you have at least one print source before you decide on a movie (and then have a couple of backups).

In Class:

  • Sign up for your top three movie choices to research (be sure you have at least one print source before you decide on a movie):
    1st Period
    4th Period
    5th Period
    6th Period
  • Check grammar
  • Discuss uploading sources to OneDrive
  • Discuss database and webpage sources

Assigned:

  • Upload print source
  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 5
  • Continue to research your movie. Find and uploadat least 8 reliable sources by next Thurs./Fri., 1/18-19. Be sure that you have at least one print source, one database source, and two website sources. The remaining four sources can be any combination of print, database, or website sources.
  • Remember to title your source files correctly using the format ##_sourceType_criticLastName. For example, 01_print_Ebert, 02_data_Douthat, 03_web_Berardinelli
  • Finish Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 1: Due Thursday, Jan. 18 by 8am.
  • Bring Vol. 2 of MyPerspecitves textbook to class
Fri. 1/12/24

Homecoming Activities: No Class

Mon. 1/15/24 MLK Jr. Day: No School
Tues./

Wed.


1/16/24–
1/17/24

SNOW DAYS!! NO SCHOOL

I extended the Vocabulary.com assignment to Thursday morning. Remember to find your 8 sources and save them into your OneDrive Folder. Also, you have a grammar exercise due the day we come back. Enjoy the snow!

Thurs./
Fri.
1/18/24–
1/19/24

MORE SNOW DAYS!! NO SCHOOL

Due:

  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 1: Due Thursday, Jan. 18 by 8am
Mon. 1/22/24 ANOTHER SNOW DAY!! NO SCHOOL

Tues./

Wed.

1/23/24–
1/24/24

Tuesday: 2-Hour Delay: Today we will go to 5th, 6th, and 7th periods: Regular Schedule

Wednesday: Make up schedule: Go to 1st, 4th, 2nd, 3rd: No CT or Advisory

Due:

  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 5
  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 1: Due Thursday, Jan. 18 by 8am
  • Bring Vol. 2 of MyPerspecitves textbook to class
  • Movie research. Upload at least 8 reliable sources by today. Be sure that you have at least one print source, one database source, and two website sources. The remaining four sources can be any combination of print, database, or website sources. Remember to title your source files correctly using the format ##_sourceType_criticLastName. For example, 01_print_Ebert, 02_data_Douthat, 03_web_Berardinelli, etc.

In Class:

Assignment:

  • EOLang p. 154: Rev. A
  • Background reading on R&J in MyPerspectives, Vol. 2, pp. 366-373
  • Begin reading through your sources to get a general idea of what your thesis will be. Don't take extensive notes. Just determine the movie's quality and what your main points could be.
Thurs./
Fri..
1/24/24–
1/25/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 154: Rev. A
  • Background reading on R&J in MyPerspectives, Vol. 2, pp. 366-373

In Class:

  • Grammar assignment (Rev. A checked; Ex. 6-7 and Rev. B assigned)
  • Research discussion
  • R&J memory work assignment
  • Reading and discussion: R&J I.1

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 156-159: Ex. 6-7 and Rev. B
  • Continue reading through your sources to get a general idea of what your thesis will be. Don't take extensive notes. Just determine the movie's quality and what your main points could be.
Mon./
Tues.
1/29/24–
1/30/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 156-159: Ex. 6-7 and Rev. B

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 159-163: Rev. C and Chapter Review
  • EOLang p. 321-324: Ex. 5 and 6
  • Read handout on thesis and outline. Prepare a working thesis and outline for Friday.
Wed./
Thurs.
1/31/24–
2/1/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 159-163: Rev. C and Chapter Review
  • EOLang p. 321-324: Ex. 5 and 6
  • Read handout on thesis and outline. Prepare a working thesis and outline for Friday.

In Class:

Assigned:

Fri. 2/2/24

Due:

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 4: The Clause
  • Discuss and turn in working thesis and outline.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 2: Due Monday, Feb. 12 by 8am
Mon./
Tues.
2/5/24–
2/6/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Read RJ 1.1-4

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 171-175: Rev. A, Ex. 6, Rev. B, Ex. 7
  • Read handouts on Source Cards & Note Cards and MLA Citations. Read these carefully and mark down any questions you have. We will discuss these more on Wednesday/Thursday, and I'll give you the next assigment for the research paper. DO NOT buy any index cards. I'll provide what you need.
  • Continue Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 2: Due Monday, Feb. 12 by 8am.
Wed./
Thurs.
2/7/24–
2/8/24

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D
  • Begin work on your source cards and note cards. Pick up index cards you need to get started, and begin taking formal notes for your research paper. Due next Wed./Thurs.: At least 10 note cards and 3 source cards (try to make the souce cards different types of sources)
  • Continue Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 2: Due Monday, Feb. 12 by 8am.

Fri.

2/9/24

Due:

  • Study for RJ Act 1 quiz
  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D

In Class:

  • Quiz: RJ Act 1
  • Check grammar
  • Begin reading RJ Act 2

Assigned:

  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G
  • Finish Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 2: Due Monday, Feb. 12 by 8am.
  • Continue working on source cards and note cards.
Mon./
Tues.
2/12/24–
2/13/24

Due:

  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G
  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 2: Due Mon. by 8am (all class periods)

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Begin reading RJ Act 2
  • Discuss MLA Citations

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test (Fri.) on agreement: Do EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises A-D
  • Continue taking formal notes for your research paper. Due Wed./Thurs.: At least 10 note cards and 3 source cards (try to make the souce cards different types of sources)

Wed./
Thurs.

2/14/24–
2/15/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises A-D
  • At least 10 note cards and 3 source cards (try to make the souce cards different types of sources)

In Class:

  • Check source cards and note cards
  • Check grammar
  • Continue reading RJ2

Assigned:

Fri. 2/16/24

Assigned:

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 5: Agreement
  • Continue working on note cards and source cards
Mon. 2/19/24

PRESIDENTS DAY: No School

Tues./
Wed.
2/20/24–
2/21/24

In Class:

Assigned:

Thurs./

Fri.

2/22/24–
2/23/24

Due:

  • Study for RJ Act 2 quiz
  • EOLang p. 223-228: Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4. Your answers for exercises 3 and 4 will vary. Just be sure to use object pronouns on those two exercises.

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 229-231: Rev. A, Rev. B, Rev. C
  • Draft of the first body paragraph. It needs to be typed and printed out and formatted correctly with heading, title, double spacing, indentations, etc. Include your thesis statement after the title. My goal is to see if you are on the right track with your organization and to see that you are citing sources correctly. Here's the rubric. And here is a sample draft. (Yours should look exactly like this.) Due Wed./Thurs.
  • Complete R&J memory work (due next Wed./Thurs., Feb. 28-29 by the end of your English class period)
Mon./
Tues.
2/26/24–
2/27/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 229-231: Rev. A, Rev. B, Rev. C

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss internal citations and lead-ins
  • Read more of RJ Act 3

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 231-233: Rev. D, Rev. E (due Friday)
  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 4: Due Mon., Mar. 4 by 8am (all class periods).
  • Finish preparing your R&J memory work. Due Wed./Thurs.
  • Finish a clean draft of the first body paragraph. It needs to be typed and printed out and formatted correctly with heading, title, double spacing, indentations, etc. Include your thesis statement after the title. My goal is to see if you are on the right track with your organaization and to see that you are citing sources correctly. Here's the rubric. And here is a sample draft. (Yours should look exactly like this.)
Wed./

Thurs.

2/28/24–
2/29/24

Due:

  • R&J memory work (due by the end of your English class period)
  • Clean draft of the first body paragraph. It needs to be typed and printed out and formatted correctly with heading, title, double spacing, indentations, etc. Include your thesis statement after the title. My goal is to see if you are on the right track with your organaization and to see that you are citing sources correctly. Here's the rubric. And here is a sample draft. (Yours should look exactly like this.)

In Class:

  • County benchmark assessment (bring your device)

Assigned:

  • Finish EOLang p. 231-236: Rev. D, Rev. E, Ex. 5-6
  • Continue drafting the research paper (final paper due in two weeks!)
  • Continue Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 4: Due Mon., Mar. 4 by 8am (all class periods).

Fri.

3/1/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 231-233: Rev. D, Rev. E

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 233-236: Ex. 5-6, Rev. F
  • Fiinish reading RJ Act 3 and study for RJ Act 3 quiz
  • Continue drafting your paper, going to writing lab, and making revisions on your paper. To help with your introduction and conclusion, you can look at the following handouts for some suggestions: Intro and Conclusion, Dramatic Openers/Hooks. Also, use the Grade Sheet to see how I will be grading your paper.
  • Finish Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 4: Due Mon., Mar. 4 by 8am (all class periods).
Mon. &
Wed.
3/4/24 &
3/6/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 233-236: Ex. 5-6, Rev. F
  • Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 4: Due by 8am (all class periods).

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 236-239: Rev. G, Ex. 7
  • Read Romeo and Juliet Act 4.
  • Study for RJ Act 4 quiz
  • Continue drafting your paper, going to writing lab, and making revisions on your paper. To help with your introduction and conclusion, you can look at the following handouts for some suggestions: Intro and Conclusion, Dramatic Openers/Hooks. Also, use the Grade Sheet to see how I will be grading your paper.
  • Choose the poems you want to recite for the Poetry Memory Work assignment. Download and Open the Word document in the sidebar, delete the poems you are not reciting, and print out the poems you want to recite. Bring your printout to class on Tuesday, March 19 to submit for approval.
Tues. 3/5/24

ELECTION DAY: No School for students

Administration day

Thurs./

Fri.

3/7/24–
3/8/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 236-239: Rev. G, Ex. 7
  • Reading of Romeo and Juliet Act 4

In Class:

  • Discuss RJ4
  • RJ Act 4 quiz
  • Begin reading RJ5

Assigned:

  • Finish reading Act 5
  • Study for RJ Act 5 quiz
  • Continue drafting your paper, going to writing lab, and making revisions on your paper. To help with your introduction and conclusion, you can look at the following handouts for some suggestions: Intro and Conclusion, Dramatic Openers/Hooks. Also, use the Grade Sheet to see how I will be grading your paper.
  • Continue choosing the poems you want to recite for the Poetry Memory Work assignment. Download and Open the Word document in the sidebar, delete the poems you are not reciting, and print out the poems you want to recite. Bring your printout to class on Tuesday, March 19 to submit for approval.
Mon./
Wed.
3/11/24–
3/13/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 240: Ex.8
  • Finish reading Act 5

In Class:

  • RJ Act 5 quiz

Assigned:

  • Finish up your RESEARCH PAPER!
  • Begin working on grammar review: EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review A-D (Due next Tuesday)
  • Continue choosing the poems you want to recite for the Poetry Memory Work assignment. Download and Open the Word document in the sidebar, delete the poems you are not reciting, and print out the poems you want to recite. Bring your printout to class on Tuesday, March 19 to submit for approval.
Tues. 3/12/24

Schedule: Straight 7 (ACT Cert)

In Class:

  • Work on research paper
Thurs./
Fri.
3/14/24–
3/15/24

Due:

  • RESEARCH PAPER!
    Bring a printed copy of your outline and paper, your source cards and note cards, and the printouts of the sources you used in your paper. We will be spending the class period getting your paper ready to turn in. Have everything printed and ready before class.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review A-D
Mon.
3/18/24

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY: No School for students

Tues. 3/19/24

Due:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review A-D
  • Printed poems that you have chosen for memorization. Submit for approval.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Approve poems
  • Discuss Thesis Day expectations

Assigned:

  • Sign up for a thesis defense in Flex by the end of the school day.
  • Study for grammar test. If you want extra practice, try the Diagnostic Preview on pages 222-223 (KEY) at the beginning of the chapter. Also, here is some extra practice using who/whom: Who/Whom Practice Sheet (KEY).
  • Begin memorizing your poems.
Wed.
3/20/24

Schedule: Straight 7

Senior Thesis Day: No Class

Your assignment is to attend 1 thesis defense and 1 expo presentation OR 3 expo presentations. Fill out a reflection form for every defense and presentation you observe to receive credit for attending:

Thesis Defense Reflection Form

Expo Presentation Reflection Form

Complete these forms immediately after viewing the presentation. They are due by the end of the school day.

Thurs. 3/21/24

Schedule: Straight 7

Due:

  • Study for grammar test. If you want extra practice, try the Diagnostic Preview on pages 222-223 (KEY) at the beginning of the chapter. Also, here is some extra practice using who/whom: Who/Whom Practice Sheet (KEY).

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 7: Using Pronouns Test
Fri. 3/22/24 Spirit Day!!: No Classes
Mon.–Fri. 3/25/24–
3/29/24
Spring Break!!: No School
Mon./
Tues.
4/1/24–
4/2/24

In Class:

  • Practice using sentence openers
  • Discuss Poetry terms
  • Discuss TPCASTT as a strategy for reading poetry
  • Use TPCASTT to discuss "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

Assigned:

  • Read the 2017 TNReady Writing Prompt: Lovell & Yeats. Write a well-constructed thesis statement and outline draft for the writing prompt. Be sure that you can support your topics with evidence from the passages.
  • Complete the TNReady Practice test (including the sample questions). Write your answers down on a sheet of paper. You can pull up the test passages in a separate window to place the questions and passages side by side. Due Friday, April 5.
  • Type your answers into the Microsoft Form. You will be able to check your answers to see what you missed. Prepare for class by seeing if you have any questions that you want to discuss.
  • Continue (or start) memorizing poems.
Wed./
Thurs.
4/3/24–
4/4/24

Due:

In Class:

  • Nearpod assignment with thesis statements
  • Practice with sentence openers
  • Discuss TNReady rubrics
  • Look at and discuss thesis examples
  • Practice with TPCASTT

Assigned:

  • Read the TNReady Practice Test Writing Prompt: Martin Sloane and "Ode to a Box of Tea". Answer the three mulitple choice questions on your own paper. Then write a well-constructed thesis statement and outline draft for the writing prompt. Be sure that you can support your topics with evidence from the passages.
  • Complete the TNReady Practice test (including the sample questions). Write your answers down on a sheet of paper. You can pull up the test passages in a separate window to place the questions and passages side by side. Due Friday, April 5.
  • Type your answers into the Microsoft Form. You will be able to check your answers to see what you missed. Prepare for class by seeing if you have any questions that you want to discuss.
Fri. 4/5/24 Due:
  • Read the TNReady Practice Test Writing Prompt: Martin Sloane and "Ode to a Box of Tea". Answer the three mulitple choice questions on your own paper. Then write a well-constructed thesis statement and outline draft for the writing prompt. Be sure that you can support your topics with evidence from the passages.
  • Complete the TNReady Practice test (including the sample questions). Write your answers down on a sheet of paper. You can pull up the test passages in a separate window to place the questions and passages side by side. Due Friday, April 5.
  • Type your answers into the Microsoft Form. You will be able to check your answers to see what you missed. Prepare for class by seeing if you have any questions that you want to discuss.

In Class:

  • Nearpod assignment with thesis statements
  • Look at and discuss thesis examples
  • Review practice test questions
  • Syntactic variety practice

Assigned:

Mon. 4/8/24 Eclipse Day!: No School

Tues./
Wed.

4/9/244–
4/10/24

Due:

In Class:

  • Nearpod assignment with thesis statements
  • Discuss the item release questions
  • Look at the TestNav interface and discuss the "extra time" element

Assigned:

Thurs./
Fri.

4/11/24–
4/12/24

Due:

In Class:

Mon.

4/15/24

ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 1: ESSAY (8-10:20am for everyone)

Room assignments:

1st period: Room 200 (Napper)

4th period: Room 202 (C. Burns)

5th Period: Room 203 (Leach)

6th period: Ro0m 204 (Lee)

CLASS SCHEDULE: PERIODS 1, 2, 6, 3

Tues. 4/16/24

ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 2 (8-10:20am for everyone)

CLASS SCHEDULE: PERIODS 4, 5, 6, 7

Due:

  • POETRY MEMORY WORK

Assigned:

  • Read the background on The Odyssey from Volume 2 of your MyPerspectives textbook, pages 552-559. Especially pay attention to the characteristics of the epic on page 557. We'll discuss this in class Fri./Mon.
  • You may want to review some of the Mythology book, just to refresh you on the story. Look especially at the Trojan War (Chapter 13 and Chapter 14)and the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and Aegisthus on pages 240-248. These chapters recap events that will be important throughout The Odyssey.

Wed.

4/17/24

ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 3 (8-10:20am for everyone)

CLASS SCHEDULE: PERIODS 2, 1, 6, 3

Due:

  • POETRY MEMORY WORK

Assigned:

  • Read the background on The Odyssey from Volume 2 of your MyPerspectives textbook, pages 552-559. Especially pay attention to the characteristics of the epic on page 557. We'll discuss this in class Fri./Mon.
  • You may want to review some of the Mythology book, just to refresh you on the story. Look especially at the Trojan War (Chapter 13 and Chapter 14)and the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and Aegisthus on pages 240-248. These chapters recap events that will be important throughout The Odyssey.
Thurs. 4/18/24

BIOLOGY I TNREADY TEST (8-10:20am for everyone)

CLASS SCHEDULE: PERIODS 5, 4, 6, 7

Due:

  • POETRY MEMORY WORK

Assigned:

  • Read the background on The Odyssey from Volume 2 of your MyPerspectives textbook, pages 552-559. Especially pay attention to the characteristics of the epic on page 557. We'll discuss this in class Fri./Mon.
  • You may want to review some of the Mythology book, just to refresh you on the story. Look especially at the Trojan War (Chapter 13 and Chapter 14)and the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and Aegisthus on pages 240-248. These chapters recap events that will be important throughout The Odyssey.
Fri. 4/19/24

CLASS SCHEDULE: PERIODS 3, 2, 6, 1

MATH TNREADY TEST: Parts 1-2 (8-10:20am for everyone)

Due:

  • POETRY MEMORY WORK
  • Read the background on The Odyssey from Volume 2 of your MyPerspectives textbook, pages 552-559. Especially pay attention to the characteristics of the epic on page 557. We'll discuss this in class Fri./Mon.
  • You may want to review some of the Mythology book, just to refresh you on the story. Look especially at the Trojan War (Chapter 13 and Chapter 14)and the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Orestes, and Aegisthus on pages 240-248. These chapters recap events that will be important throughout The Odyssey.

In Class:

  • Finish poetry recitations
  • Background notes on The Odyssey
  • Begin reading The Odyssey in class

Assigned:

  • The Odyssey: Books 1-4 (Due Fri., April 26)
  • Vocabulary.com: The Odyssey: Books 1-4 (Due Tues., April 23)
Mon.
4/22/24
 

Tues.

&

Wed.

4/23/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

4/24/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 

Thurs.

4/25/24

Periods 1-7

Yearbook Distribution Day

Fri. 4/26/24

Periods 1-7

 

Mon.

&

Tues.

4/29/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

4/30/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Wed.

5/1/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 
Thurs. 5/2/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Fri.
&

Mon.

5/3/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

5/6/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Tues.
&

Wed.

5/7/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

5/8/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Thurs.
&

Fri.

5/9/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

5/10/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Mon.
&

Tues.

5/13/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 

5/14/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Wed. 5/15/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 
Thurs. 5/16/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

 
Fri. 5/17/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

 
Mon. 5/20/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

Final Exams

Tues. 5/21/24

Periods
1, 2, 6, 3

Final Exams

Reseach Paper Revisions are due by noon

Wed. 5/22/24

Periods
4, 5, 6, 7

Final Exams

Thurs. 5/23/24 Teacher Work Day: No School
Fri. 5/24/24

Last Day of School (2 hr. day):

8-10am: Report Cards

Have a great summer!