Adv. Honors English I

Announcements

Welcome Back!

I hope you have had a great summer! I'm looking forward to a great year with all of you!

 

Finish up your summer work

If you have been putting off your summer reading assignment, it's time to finish it up. I will not be giving a grade on the first day of class, but within the first two weeks, you will need to have your work ready. I'll give you a notice a few days before anything is due.

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Mon. 8/6/18

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (2 hours)

WELCOME!!

In 1st Period Only:

  • Discuss school forms that need to be filled out
  • Assign lockers
Tues 8/7/18 OPEN HOUSE (6-8pm)
Wed. 8/8/18

Bring:

  • Completed forms to your first period class
  • Pencil (or pen) and paper

In Class:

  • Introductory letter assigned
Thurs. 8/9/18

In Class:

  • TurnItIn.com Introduced

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
  • Set up your TurnItIn.com account
  • Keep working on your introductory letter (Due Monday)
Fri. 8/10/18

Seating chart day!

Sit where you want to stay!

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
  • Your TurnItIn account should be set up.

In class:

  • Check grammar
  • Submitting files to TurnItIn.com

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Introductory letter due Monday
Mon. 8/13/18

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Introductory letter

In Class:

  • Syntactic variety handout and discussion
  • Library orientation

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Read Writing Rules handout
Tues. 8/14/18

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Read Writing Rules handout

In Class:

  • Syntactic variety handout and discussion

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 68-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21 (due Friday)
  • Sentence openers practice: Write seven sentences about your summer reading using an example of each of the seven openers (due Friday)
  • Finish mythology summer reading assignment (due tomorrow)
Wed. &
Thurs.
8/15/18
-8/16/18

Due:

  • Mythology summer reading assignment

In Class:

  • Benchmark: Practice ACT English and Reading Tests
  • Textbooks assigned
Fri. 8/17/18

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 68-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Sentence openers practice: Seven sentences about your summer reading using an example of each of the seven openers

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
Mon. 8/20/18

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss Dress-ups and Key Word Outlines

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C
Tues. 8/21/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
8/22/18
-8/23/18
 
Fri. 8/24/18

In Class:

TEST: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman summer reading test

Mon. 8/27/18  
Tues. 8/28/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
8/29/18
-8/30/18
 
Fri. 8/31/18  
Mon. 9/3/18  
Tues. 9/4/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/5/18
-9/6/18
 
Fri. 9/7/18  
Mon. 9/10/18  
Tues. &
Wed.
9/11/18
-9/12/18
 
Thurs. 9/13/18  
Fri. 9/14/18  
Mon. 9/17/18  
Tues. 9/18/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/19/18
-9/20/14
 
Fri. 9/21/18  
Mon. 9/24/18  
Tues. 9/25/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/26/18
- 9/27/18
 
Fri. 9/28/18  
Mon.-Fri. 10/1/18
-10/5/18
 
Mon. 10/8/18  

Tues.

10/9/18  
Wed. 10/10/18  

Thurs. (Even block) & Fri. (Odd block)

10/11/18-
10/12/18
 
Mon. 10/15/18  
Tues. 10/16/18  

Wed.

& Thurs.

10/17/18-
10/18/18
 
Fri.
10/19/18  
Mon. 10/22/18  
Tues. 10/23/18  
Wed.

10/24/18

 
Thurs. 10/25/18  
Fri. 10/26/18  
Mon. 10/29/18  
Tues. 10/30/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
10/31/18
-11/1/18
 
Fri. 11/2/18  
Mon. 11/5/18  
Tues. 11/6/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
11/7/18
-11/8/18
 
Fri. 11/9/18  
Mon. 11/12/18  
Tues. & Wed. 11/13/18
–11/14/18
 
Thurs. 11/15/18  
Fri. 11/17/18  
Mon. 11/19/18  
Tues. 11/20/18  
Wed. -Fri. 11/21/18
-11/23/18
 
Mon. 11/26/18  
Tues. 11/27/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
11/28/18
-11/29/18
 
Fri. 11/30/18  
Mon. 12/3/18  
Tues. 12/4/18  
Wed. &
Thurs.
12/5/18
-12/6/18
 
Fri. 12/7/18  
Mon. 12/10/18  
Tues. 12/11/18  
Wed./Thurs. 12/12/18
- 12/13/18
 
Fri. 12/14/18  
Mon. 12/17/18  
Tues. 12/18/18  
Wed. 12/19/18  
Thurs. 12/20/18  

 

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.