Adv. Honors English I

Announcements

Summer is almost here!!

This is the last week! After this week, you will be sophomores! Congratulations. You have survived your freshman year of high school and are ready to begin the real work next year. : )

 

Thanks for a wonderful year, and have a great summer!

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Tues. 1/8/19

WELCOME BACK!

In Class:

Assigned:

  • TKAM Vocabulary Chaps. 1-11 (see handout). Look up parts of speech and definitions for all words. This list has been assigned on Vocabulary.com for those who want to use it. Quiz Friday.
  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2
Wed. &
Thurs.
1/9/19
-1/10/19

Thursday: Club Rotation E

Due:

  • TKAM Vocabulary Chaps. 1-11 (see handout). Look up parts of speech and definitions
  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss TKAM Vocabulary Chaps. 1-11. Quiz tomorrow.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) novels assigned

Assigned:

  • Study for vocabulary quiz
  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5, Rev. A
Fri. 1/11/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5, Rev. A

In Class:

  • Vocabulary Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-11
  • Check grammar

Assigned:

  • Read TKAM Chapters 1-5 due Wednesday
  • EOLang p. 156-158: Ex. 6-7
Mon. 1/14/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 156-158: Ex. 6-7

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • TKAM background

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6
  • Continue reading TKAM Chaps. 1-5. Quiz Wed./Thurs.
Tues. 1/15/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6

In Class:

  • Check grammar.
  • Continue TKAM background. Discuss reading.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 161-163: Chapter Test Review: A-C
  • Continue reading TKAM Chaps. 1-5. Quiz Wednesday.
Wed. &
Thurs.
1/16/19
- 1/17/19

Thursday: Club Rotation A

Due:

  • EOLang p. 161-163: Chapter Test Review: A-C
  • TKAM Chapters 1-5

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-5
  • Check grammar
  • Discuss reading

Assigned:

  • Study for test; review p. 322-324: Ex. 6
  • EOLang p. 142-3: Diagnostic Preview A and B
  • Grammar review assignment
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 6-11. Quiz Tuesday.
Fri. 1/18/19 Assigned:

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 4: The Clause

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 6-11. Quiz Tuesday.
Mon. 1/21/19 MLK Jr. Day: No School
Tues. 1/22/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • TKAM Chapters 6-11

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 6-11
  • Check grammar

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 171-175: Rev. A, Ex. 6, Rev. B, Ex. 7
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 12-22 (Due Mon.)
  • Complete handout: TKAM Figures of Speech
Wed. 1/23/19

Due:

Assigned:

Thurs. 1/24/19

Due:

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Check handout: TKAM Tone 1
  • Discuss TKAM reading

Assigned:

  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G
Fri. 1/25/19

Homecoming!

No class today.

Mon. 1/28/19

Due:

  • TKAM Chapters 12-22
  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 12-22
  • Check grammar
  • DVL #1-1: Diction

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review
  • Continue reading. The remainder of the novel is due Friday.
Tues. 1/29/19

2 Hours Late: Straight 7 periods: Modified Schedule

Due:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss TKAM quiz and Chapter 4 grammar test

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test
  • Extra grammar review: EOLang p. 164-165: Diagnostic Preview Ex. A and B
  • Continue reading. The remainder of the novel is due Monday.
Wed. 1/29/19

SNOW DAY!!: No School

Thurs. 1/31/19 ½ Day for Students: No Class
Fri. 2/1/19

Due:

  • Extra grammar review: EOLang p. 164-165: Diagnostic Preview Ex. A and B

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Complete tone worksheet 2
  • Continue reading. The remainder of the novel is due Monday.
Mon. 2/4/19

Due:

In Class:

Tues. 2/5/19

Due:

Assigned:

Wed. &
Thurs.
2/6/19
-2/7/19

Thursday: Club Rotation B

Due:

In Class:

  • Discuss allegory worksheet
  • Review theme, figures, of speech and other important topics from the novel.

Assigned:

  • Study for the TKAM unit test
Fri. 2/8/19

In Class:

  • TEST: To Kill a Mockingbird

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 497-498: Parallel Structure: Read page 497 and complete Ex. 7 at the top of page 498
  • Read through your sources! If your topic is on a recent movie, you may want to check the database again for fresh sources!
  • Read the sample research papers and outline. Be familiar with what your final product should look like.
Mon. 2/11/19

Due:

In Class:

  • Discuss parallel structure, thesis, and outline

Assigned:

  • Formulate a working thesis for your paper. Be sure to use parallel structure
  • EOLang p. 223-226: Ex. 1 and 2
Tues. 2/12/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 223-226: Ex. 1 and 2
  • Working thesis

In Class:

  • Discuss parallel structure, thesis, and outline

Assigned:

  • Formulate a working thesis and outline. Come in on Friday with a printed out copy of your working title, thesis, and outline. Your outlline does not have to be fully developed, but every roman numeral must be broken down into at least an A and a B. Be sure to format this page correctly: see the sample outline.
  • EOLang p. 227-230: Ex. 3, Ex. 4, Rev. A, Rev. B
Wed. &
Thurs.
2/13/16
-2/14/19

Thursday: Club Rotation C

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Complete a source card for an internet, print, and database source. Remember every source card should be a different color (unless you use more than 6 sources) and should have its own number. Put your name and class period on the back of each one.
  • EOLang p. 231-235: Rev. C, D, and E, Ex. 5
Fri. 2/15/19

Due:

  • Printout of your thesis/outline
  • Completed source card for an internet, print, and database source. Remember every source card should be a different color (unless you use more than 6 sources) and should have its own number. Put your name and class period on the back of each one.
  • EOLang p. 231-235: Rev. C, D, and E, Ex. 5

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Peer check outline draft and source cards
  • Use the rubric for the outline draft and the following list for source cards:
    These are the most common aspects students miss in source citations
    • Month abbreviations (they need to be abbreviated--except May, June, and July)
    • Punctuation (esp. periods after month abbreviations and at the end of the citation)
    • Hanging indent
    • Underlining or italicizing titles: movies, website names, book titles, magazines, and databases (Remember that magazines and newspapers will put these titles in quotation marks. You will change those quotation marks to underlining/italics when you cite it in your paper)

Assigned:

  • Make any necessary edits to your outline and source cards, and turn them in on Tuesday.
  • Continue work on source cards and note cards. Complete note cards for two of your research sources (at least 8 cards) by next Wed./Thurs.
  • EOLang p. 236 Ex. 6, Rev. F
  • Do Who/Whom Practice Sheet to study for Tuesday quiz over who/whom.
Mon. 2/18/19 PRESIDENTS DAY: No School
Tues. 2/19/19

Due:

  • Printout of your thesis/outline
  • Completed source card for an internet, print, and database source. Remember every source card should be a different color (unless you use more than 6 sources) and should have its own number. Put your name and class period on the back of each one.
  • EOLang p. 236 Ex. 6, Rev. F
  • Who/Whom Practice Sheet.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Quiz: Who and Whom

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 237-239 Rev. G, Ex. 7
  • Complete note cards for two of your research sources (at least 8 cards) by Wed./Thurs.

Wed.

(odd block)

2/20/16

Due:

  • Note cards for two of your research sources (at least 8 cards)
  • EOLang p. 237-239 Rev. G, Ex. 7

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence in Ex. 8), Chapter Review #1-45
  • Continue working on note cards for all sources (due Monday)
Thurs.
& Fri.
2/21/19
-2/22/19

FLOOD DAY: No School

REVISED NOTES 2/24: Continue working on note cards for all sources (due next week):

  • I understand that you may not be at school to get all of the cards you need, but you may want to print out your sources and underline or highlight what you want to put on note cards. Or you could simply take notes on a sheet of paper to transfer to note cards later. Either way, use your time wisely in reading through and taking notes. You should have notes on ALL of your sources completed by Wednesday of next week.
  • Also, some student have asked me how many note cards you need on each source. The answer, as always, is that it depends on your sources and how much information they give you. You may have 10 note cards for one source and 1 note card for another source. You need to be thinking about whether you have enough information to support the points in your paper. If you are simply trying to reach a minimum number of cards or sources, then your paper will probably be lacking. Your focus should always be on the quality of your paper.
Mon. 2/25/19

FLOOD DAY: No School

Tues. 2/26/19

Meet in Library Computer Lab

  • Due:
  • Note cards for two of your research sources (at least 8 cards)
  • EOLang p. 237-239 Rev. G, Ex. 7

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence in Ex. 8), Chapter Review #1-45
  • Continue working on note cards for all sources (due this week)
  • Complete a 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. Due Mon. March 4.
Wed. & Thurs. 2/27/19
-2/28/19

Thursday: Club Rotation D

Meet in THE CLASSROOM FIRST, the we will go to the Library Computer Lab

Due:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence in Ex. 8), Chapter Review #1-45

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Practice TNReady test

Assigned:

  • Study for pronouns test. Optional: do the diagnostic preview on pp. 222-223 of EOLang
Fri. 3/1/19

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 7: Using Pronouns Test
  • Discuss Poetry Memory Assignment: Due Monday, March 18.
  • Discuss drafting the first body paragraph (the paragraph is not due until next week)

Assigned:

  • Begin choosing poems and getting them approved (Approval due Friday, March 8)
  • Complete a 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.)
Mon. 3/4/19

Due:

  • Draft of the first body paragraph

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Edit the rough draft to turn in for a grade tomorrow.
  • Finish choosing poems, and get them approved. Due Friday.
Tues. 3/5/19

Due:

  • Revised rough draft of the first body paragraph.

Assigned:

  • Draft your other body paragraphs. I advise you to use your peers and the writing lab to get feedback on your drafts. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to bring them to me. The completed research paper will be due next week.
  • Finish choosing poems, and get them approved. Due Friday.
Wed. 3/6/19

In Class:

  • Work on drafting the research paper.

Assigned:

  • Finish choosing poems, and get them approved. Due Friday.
Thurs. 3/7/19

½ Day for Students: No Class

End of 3rd Quarter

Fri. 3/8/19

Due:

  • Approved poems with my signature

Assigned:

  • Continue drafting your paper and outline (and visiting the writing lab for extra credit). Completed research paper is due Wednesday & Thursday, March 13 & 14
  • Work on memorizing your poems. You must be ready to present by Monday, March 18.
Mon. 3/11/19

Assigned:

  • Continue drafting your paper and outline (and visiting the writing lab for extra credit). Completed research paper is due Wednesday & Thursday, March 13 & 14 (except 3rd period, which is due Friday, March 15)
  • Work on memorizing your poems. You must be ready to present by next Monday, March 18.
Tues. 3/12/19

Practice ACT: Periods 1-4

Assigned:

  • Continue drafting your paper and outline (and visiting the writing lab for extra credit). Completed research paper is due Tomorrow & Thursday, March 13 & 14 (except 3rd period, which is due Friday, March 15)
  • Work on memorizing your poems. You must be ready to present by next Monday, March 18.
Wed. & Thurs. 3/13/19
-3/14/19

RESEARCH PAPER DUE!

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 school.

 

Assigned:

  • Work on memorizing your poems. You must be ready to present by next Monday, March 18.
Fri. 3/15/19

RESEARCH PAPER DUE!

If you haven't turned it in yet, 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 school.

 

Assigned:

  • Work on memorizing your poems. You must be ready to present by next Monday, March 18.
Mon. 3/18/19 POETRY MEMORY WORK DUE
Tues. & Wed. 3/19/19
- 3/20/19

Continue POETRY MEMORY WORK

Visit book fair

Thurs. 3/21/19

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:00

Finish POETRY MEMORY WORK

Fri. 3/22/19 Spirit Week activities: No Class
Mon.-Fri. 3/25/16-
3/29/19
Spring Break!!: No School
Mon. 4/1/19

In Class:

  • Introduce semicolons
  • Discuss strategies for timed essay writing: analyzing the prompt, prewriting strategies, organizing your thoughts
  • Discuss poetry terms

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 343-346: Ex. 1, Ex. 2, Rev. A
  • Read LIT p.l 738-747
  • Review poetry terms and take notes on the terms you are unfamiliar with
Tues. 4/2/19

Due:

  • EOLang p. 343-346: Ex. 1, Ex. 2, Rev. A
  • Read LIT p.l 738-747
  • Notes on the poetry terms you are unfamiliar with

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss poetry terms
  • Discuss briefly the TP-CASTT strategy of reading a poem.
  • Look at TNReady writing assessment rubrics
  • Discuss writing strategies

Assigned (due Friday):

  • EOLang p. 347-52: Rev. B and C, Ex. 3, Rev. D
  • Complete the TNReady Subpart 2 Practice Test: write your answers on your own paper and be ready to discuss any of the questions that give you problems
  • Study poetry terms for quiz
Wed. & Thurs. 4/3/19
-4/4/19

Meet in Library Computer Lab

In Class:

  • Practice TNReady writing test
Fri. 4/5/19

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Quiz: Poetry Terms
  • Review TNReady Subpart 2 Practice Test

Assigned:

Mon. 4/8/19

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test
  • Complete the Second TNReady Practice Test: write your answers on your own paper and be ready to discuss any of the questions that give you problems
Tues. 4/9/16

Due:

  • Complete the Second TNReady Practice Test: write your answers on your own paper and be ready to discuss any of the questions that give you problems

In Class:

  • GRAMMAR TEST: Chapter 12: Colons and Semicolons
  • Discuss practice TNReady questions
Wed. &
Thurs.
4/10/19
-4/11/19

In Class:

  • Practice TNReady writing prompt

Assigned:

Fri. 4/12/19

Due:

In Class:

  • Quiz: Commonly Confused Words
  • Look at semicolons and colons test
  • Check answers to the TNReady practice tests

Mon.

(odd block)

4/15/19

1st and 3rd Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 1

Room 210: Ms. Crawley-Harrison's room

Tues.

(even block)

4/16/19 4th and 6th Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 1

Room 128: Downstairs computer lab

Wed.

(odd block)

4/17/16 1st and 3rd Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 2

Room 210: Ms. Crawley-Harrison's room

Thurs.

(even block)

4/18/19 4th and 6th Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 2

Room 128: Downstairs computer lab

Fri. 4/19/16
GOOD FRIDAY: No School

Mon.

(odd block)

4/22/19 1st and 3rd Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 3

Room 210: Ms. Crawley-Harrison's room

Tues.

(even block)

4/23/19 4th and 6th Periods: ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: Part 3

Room 128: Downstairs computer lab

Wed. & Thurs.

 

4/24/16
- 4/25/19

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Finish meter practice sheet
  • Use the TP-CASTT strategy to analyze "I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud"
    You can complete this on the printout of the poem I gave you. Be sure to label each part of the strategy clearly. (you can skip the "Title" steps of the strategy).
Fri.

(odd block)

4/26/19

In Class:

  • Watch Romeo and Juiet
Mon.

(even block)

4/29/19

In Class:

  • Watch Romeo and Juiet
Tues.

(straight 7)

4/30/19

Bring Literature book to class!

In Class:

  • Worksheet on thesaurus abuse
  • Classwork on assignment

Assigned:

  • LIT: p. 792-797: "The Seven Ages of Man" and "The Road Not Taken": answer questions #5-9 on page 797. Use complete sentences. For #5, you don't need to provide a "chart," but you do need to provide evidence for and explain each theme. (Due Thursday)
Wed.

(straight 7)

5/1/19

In Class:

  • Complete a TPCASTT for "My Papa's Waltz" (the poem is on the back of the poetry hand out from last week--it's also here). Be careful when paraphrasing not to interpret too much. What is the poem literally saying. Then you can interpret more on the"Connotations" step. You can annotate the poem on the sheet, but you may have to fill out most of the steps on a separate sheet of paper. You can work in small groups of 2 or 3 if you like.
Thurs.

(straight 7)

5/2/19

Due:

  • LIT: p. 792-797: "The Seven Ages of Man" and "The Road Not Taken": answer questions #5-9 on page 797. Use complete sentences. For #5, you don't need to provide a "chart," but you do need to provide evidence for and explain each theme.
  • The rest of the meter practice sheet
  • TPCASTT of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
  • TPCASTT of "My Papa's Waltz"

In Class:

  • Discuss "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
Fri.

(straight 7)

5/3/19 Yearbook Distribution Day
Mon.

(straight 7)

5/6/19

In Class:

  • Discuss "My Papa's Waltz"

Assigned:

  • TPCASTT of "Success is Counted Sweetest"
Tues.

(straight 7)

5/7/19

Bring Literature book to class!

Due:

  • TPCASTT of "Success is Counted Sweetest"

In Class:

  • Discuss "Success is Counted Sweetest"
  • Discuss LIT: p. 792-797: "The Seven Ages of Man" and "The Road Not Taken": answer questions #5-9 on page 797 (I will hand these out in class.

Assigned:

  • Poetry Practice Test: LIT: p. 810-813: #1-18
Wed.

(straight 7)

5/8/19

Bring Literature book to class!

Due:

  • Poetry Practice Test: LIT: p. 810-813: #1-18

Assigned:

  • Study for poetry test
  • HINT: Be sure to know what "lament" means. It's in one of passages you'll read.
Thurs.

(straight 7)

5/9/19

Bring Literature book to class!

TEST: Poetry

Assigned:

  • Read LIT: p. 1020-1035: Background info on Shakespeare and the Globe Theater. Pay special attention to 1026-1033. These pages will help you as you begin trying to understand Shakespeare's language.
  • Note the definitions of any of the R&J literary terms (handout)
Fri.

(straight 7)

5/10/19

Bring Literature book to class!

Due:

  • Read LIT: p. 1020-1035: Background info on Shakespeare and the Globe Theater. Pay special attention to 1026-1033. These pages will help you as you begin trying to understand Shakespeare's language.
  • Note the definitions of any of the R&J literary terms (handout)

In Class:

  • Begin discussing Shakespeare
Mon.

(straight 7)

5/13/19

In Class:

  • Continue reading R&J aloud.
Tues. 5/14/19 AP HUG TEST: No Class
Wed.

(straight 7)

5/15/19

In Class:

  • Continue reading R&J aloud.
Thurs.

(straight 7)

5/16/19

In Class:

  • Continue reading R&J aloud.
Fri.

(straight 7)

5/17/19

In Class:

Mon.

(straight 7)

5/20/19

 

In Class:

  • Continue reading R&J aloud.
Tues.

(straight 7)

5/21/19

In Class:

Wed.

(straight 7)

5/22/19

In Class:

  • Watch scenes from R&J

Due:

  • Research Paper Revisions (optional)
  • R&J Memory work (optional)
Thurs. 5/23/19 Final Exams: No Class
Fri. 5/24/19 Final Exams: No Class
Mon. 5/27/19 MEMORIAL DAY: No School
Tues. 5/28/19 Teacher Work Day: No School
Wed. 5/29/19 Last Day for Students: 8am-10:00am

 

Back-to-School Stuff

Summer Reading

We will test on summer reading some time during the second and third weeks of school.

  • If you are currently working on your summer reading, you are in good shape.
  • If you read it weeks ago, you will want a copy of it to review before the test.
  • If you haven't started it, I hope you are a fast reader!

 

Supplies

To help you get ready for school, I've listed the basic supplies you'll need below:

  • Pencil and Pen (black/dark blue ink only; no felt tip)
  • Three-ringed binder (divider tabs may help)
  • College-ruled, loose leaf paper
  • Yellow highlighter

 

Notes on supplies:

  • I do not require you to keep a structured binder that I check, but you must be organized enough to find what you need for class (homework, handouts, etc.) quickly. So if the three-ringed binder doesn't work well for you, get what you need, but be organized.
  • Please avoid using paper you have to tear out along a perforated line. Many students end up tearing their assignments or turning in sheets with jagged edges. When you turn work in to me, it needs to be neat.
  • For all of your work, use only black or dark blue ink (or a pencil).
    Occasionally you will be required to use a pen, so make sure you have both a pencil and a pen.

 

Books

There are some outside reading books that we'll be using in class. I believe I will have enough copies to check out Great Expectations and To Kill a Mockingbird to everyone. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own copy if you would like. The other two books are listed below. I have some copies to loan out, but I won't have enough for every student. While I recommend buying these so that you can write in them and save them for future reference, I also understand the need to save money, so feel free to borrow from a friend or check them out of the library.

  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
    I recommend editions that have larger print and wider margins for note-taking. However, any edition of this book will be fine.
  • The Odyssey by Homer
    Translated by Robert Fagles
    I recommend the translation by Fagles because it is beautifully written, it is one of the more current and popular translations, and best of all, it is easier for students to read.

Please let me know if you have any questions about these books.