Adv. Honors English I

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Posted 08/23/21

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Fri. 8/6/21

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (2 hours)

WELCOME!!

In 1st Period Only:

  • Discuss school forms that need to be filled out
  • Assign lockers
  • Look at and discuss the school website, the new bell schedule, and the school handbook
  • Watch and discuss videos on school safety and community service hours.
Mon./
Tues.
8/9/21–
8/10/21

Bring:

  • Laptop or other device
  • Completed forms to your first period class
  • Pencil (or pen) and paper
  • Excitement and anticipation for a great year! :)

In Class:

  • Icebreaker
  • Introductory letter assigned
  • Set up TurnItIn.com accounts
  • Introduce grammar book

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
    Complete the grammar work in the EOLang book. See the pages in the right sidebar. Record your answers in a Word document or on paper. As we continue with the grammar work, you can simply add exercises to the same page. You will not have to do each grammar assignment on a separate page. We will check work at the beginning of the next class.
  • Work on your introductory letter (due next Mon./Tues.)
Wed./
Thurs.
8/11/21–
8/12/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6

In Class:

  • Online diagnostic test

Assigned:

  • Complete the diagnostic test if you didn't finish in class.
  • Continiue working on the introductory letter (due Mon./Tues.). On Friday, we will be formatting it together in class, so try to have as much of it completed as possible.
  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Bring in your summer reading work and book.
Fri. 8/13/21

Seating chart day!

Sit where you want to stay!

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Bring in your summer reading work and book.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Applying MLA format to your introductory letter
  • Discuss summer reading, Socratic Seminars, and the upcoming test on Mon./Tues.

Assigned:

  • Finish writing and formatting your letter. Submit to TurnItIn.com before class on Mon./Tues.: Letter Rubric
  • Study for the Lord of the Flies (LotF) summer reading test: Study Guide
  • Review and revise questions for Socratic Seminar.
Mon./
Tues.
8/16/21–
8/17/21

Due:

  • Introductory Letter
  • Revised summer reading questions (you will not turn these in today, but you should have revised them by today)

In Class:

  • Library orientation
  • Summer Reading Assessment 1: LotF Content Test (multiple choice, matching, true-false)
  • Discuss and practice Socratic Seminar

Assigned:

  • Prepare for the LotF Socratic Seminar (use the scoring guide to help you prepare)
  • Submit your revised questions and one, full response to TurnItIn.com before class
Wed./
Thurs.
8/18/21–
8/19/21

Due:

  • Revised questions and one, full response submitted to TurnItIn.com before class

In Class:

  • Summer Reading Assessment 2: LotF Socratic Seminar

Assigned:

  • No homework tonight! Enjoy a night off. :)
Fri. 8/20/21

Bring to class:

  • Whatever you need to complete some grammar work
  • Your laptop or device if you have one (you may borrow a classroom laptop if you need to)

In Class:

  • Pick up a copy of Mythology from the front of the room and a copy of the study questions. Your assignment today is to complete the grammar work (EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15), read Mythology chapter 1, and begin working on the study questions.
    Note! Do not treat these Mythology questions lightly. You must answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about with seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a simple completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you follow directions.
  • The Mythology reading is posted here and in the sidebar. The password is the same password you will use for the grammar book documents. It is also on the board in my room. I will continue to post the readings on the website, but as we continue in the Mythology book this semester, you may want to purchase your own copy or check out a copy from me.

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15 (Due Mon./Tues.)
  • Read Myth Chap. 1 and complete the study questions (Due next Wed./Thurs.)
Mon./
Tues.
8/23/21–
8/24/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Bring myPerspectives Vol. 1 textbook to class

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Sign up for Vocabulary.com and join your class
  • Discuss summer reading test and Socratic seminar

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 69-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Finish Myth Chap. 1 questions and submit to TurnItIn.com before class (see directions posted Friday, 8/20)
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.
Wed./
Thurs.
8/25/21–
8/26/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 69-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Myth Chap. 1 questions submitted to TurnItIn.com before class (see directions posted Friday, 8/20)
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss "survival" as a topic in literature
  • Take notes on plot

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
  • Read "The Seventh Man": p. 132-145 in myPerspectives Vol. 1
    Be ready for a potential quiz over the reading
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.
Fri. 8/27/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
  • "The Seventh Man": p. 132-145 in myPerspectives Vol. 1
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com.

In Class:

  • Quiz: "The Seventh Man"

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C
  • Begin Reading "The Most Dangerous Game." We will have a quiz on Wednesday.
    It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.
Mon./
Tues.
8/30/21–
8/31/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C

In Class:

  • Check grammar and discuss grammar test
  • Discuss plot elements in "The Seventh Man"
  • Take notes on Point-of-View and Characterization

Assigned:

  • Study for the grammar test on EOLang Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game." It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.
Wed./
Thurs.
9/1/21–
9/2/21

Due:

  • Study for the grammar test on EOLang Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game." It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Discussion and Quiz: "The Most Dangerous Game"

Assigned:

Fri. 9/3/21

NO SCHOOL!

Mon. 9/6/21 NO SCHOOL: LABOR DAY!
Tues./
Wed.
9/7/21–
9/8/21

Due:

In Class:

  • Assignment is in Teams
  • Check your grammar exercises with the key in Teams
  • Discuss your incorrect answers with a partner if you don't understand what you missed.
  • Begin your next grammar assignment: EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • Work on the worksheet in Teams over "The Most Dangerous Game." Do not treat this as busy work. Remember in our notes we discussed point-of-view and characterization. The worksheet asks you to analyze these literary terms in passages from the story. Be sure to answer both prompts, and give thorough answers. You must provide specific pieces of evidence to get credit for this assignment. Feel free to work with and discuss the prompts with a partner, but everyone must submit his or her own work. The worksheet is due in Teams on Thursday/Friday.

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • "The Most Dangerous Game" worsheet in Teams
  • Read and take notes on Theme and Symbol
  • If you have a test or quiz to make up, then be ready to make them up on Thurs./Fri.
Thurs./
Fri.
9/9/21–
9/10/21

Progress Reports

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • "The Most Dangerous Game" worsheet in Teams
  • Read and take notes on Theme and Symbol

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18
  • Read "The Necklace"
    There will be a quiz.

Also, answer the following questions on your own paper:
(1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
(2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
(3) What irony occurs in the story? remember we defined irony in class.
(4) What is a main theme of the story (one that relates to the whole story and not just one part)?

Mon./
Tues.
9/13/21–
9/14/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18
  • Read "The Necklace"
    There will be a quiz.

Also, answer the following questions on your own paper:
(1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
(2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
(3) What irony occurs in the story? remember we defined irony in class.
(4) What is a main theme of the story (one that relates to the whole story and not just one part)?

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20
  • Complete the practice exercise for the list assigned on Vocabulary.com
  • Lit p. 328-335: Setting, Mood, and Imagery
  • Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (vocabulary will be included on the quiz).
    Answer the following questions on your own paper:
    (1) What is the setting of the story? Be sure to describe how it changes.
    (2) How does the mood change as the setting changes?
    (3) What is a theme of the story?
    (4) Provide an example of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
Wed./
Fri.
9/15/21 &
9/17/21

THURSDAY: NO CLASS: EARLY DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20
  • Complete the practice exercise for the list assigned on Vocabulary.com
  • Lit p. 328-335: Setting, Mood, and Imagery
  • Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (vocabulary will be included on the quiz).
    Answer the following questions on your own paper:
    (1) What is the setting of the story? Be sure to describe how it changes.
    (2) How does the mood change as the setting changes?
    (3) What is a theme of the story?
    (4) Provide an example of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.

In Class:

  • Quiz: "The Cask of Amontillado" (including vocabulary)
  • Check grammar
  • Take notes on setting, mood, tone, and allusiion
  • Discussion of "Cask"

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D (for exercises B and C, ignore the directions. For these exercises, find the simple subject, the simple predicate, and any complements in each sentence.)
  • Optional: complete the extra review and check your answers
  • Read Lit p. 100-109: “The Gift of the Magi,” and answer the following on your own paper (there will be a quiz):
    (1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
    (2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
    (3) What is an allusion? How is it used in a story? (look at the notes here)
    (4) What allusions are present in the story and what is the effect of each?
    (5) What is ironic about the ending?
    (6) What is a theme of the story?
Mon./
Tues.
9/20/21–
9/21/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D (for exercises B and C, ignore the directions. For these exercises, find the simple subject, the simple predicate, and any complements in each sentence.)
  • Optional: complete the extra review and check your answers
  • Read Lit p. 100-109: “The Gift of the Magi,” and answer the following on your own paper (there will be a quiz):
    (1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
    (2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
    (3) What is an allusion? How is it used in a story? (look at the notes here)
    (4) What allusions are present in the story and what is the effect of each?
    (5) What is ironic about the ending?
    (6) What is a theme of the story?

In Class:

Wed./
Thurs.
9/22/21–
9/23/21
 
Fri. 9/24/21  
Mon. 9/27/21  
Tues. 9/28/21  
Wed./
Thurs.
9/29/21–
9/30/21
 
Fri. 10/1/21 End of Quarter 1
Mon.-Fri. 10/4/21–
10/8/21
FALL BREAK!
Mon. 10/11/21  
Tues. 10/12/21  
Wed. 10/13/21

No Class: PSAT

Thurs. 10/14/21 Report Cards Distributed
Fri. 10/15/21  
Mon. 10/19/15  
Tues. 10/20/15  
Wed. &
Thurs.
10/21/15-10/22/15

Thursday 10/22: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:00: Please email me to set up a time to meet.

Fri. 10/23/15  
Mon. 10/26/15  
Tues. 10/27/15  
Wed. &
Thurs.
10/28/15
-10/29/15
 
Fri. 10/30/15  
Mon. 11/2/15  
Tues. 11/3/15  
Wed. 11/4/15

 

Thurs. 11/5/15
NO CLASS: 1/2 DAY FOR STUDENTS
Fri. 11/6/15  
Mon. 11/9/15  
Tues. 11/10/15 Progress Reports
Wed. &
Thurs.
11/11/15
-11/12/15
 
Fri. 11/13/15  
Mon. 11/16/15  
Tues. 11/17/15  
Wed. & Thurs. 11/18/15
–11/19/15
 
Fri. 11/20/15  
Mon. 11/23/15  
Tues. 11/24/15  
Wed. -Fri. 11/25/15
-11/27/15

THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Mon. 11/30/15  
Tues. 12/1/15  
Wed. &
Thurs.
12/2/15
-12/3/15
 
Fri. 12/4/15  
Mon. 12/7/15  
Tues. 12/8/15  
Wed. &
Thurs.
12/9/15
-12/10/15
 
Fri. 12/11/15  
Mon. 12/14/15  
Tues. 12/15/15

MID-TERM EXAMS: 1st & 3rd Periods

Wed. 12/16/15

MID-TERM EXAMS: 2nd & 4th Periods

Thurs. 12/17/15

MID-TERM EXAMS: 7th, 6th & 5th Periods

Fri. 12/18/15

MID-TERM MAKEUP EXAMS

2 hour day

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS BREAK!