Adv. Honors English I

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Spring pictures: March 7

Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 7. More details to come . . .

 

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. & Thurs. 2/20/16
-2/21/19

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)
Fri. 2/22/19

Due:

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

In Class:

  • Check grammar chapter review
  • Grammar Test: Chapter 7: Using Pronouns Test
  • Continue working on note cards for all sources (due Monday)
Mon. 2/25/19

Due:

  • Note cards on all sources

In Class:

Assigned:

  • 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 Wed./Thurs.
Tues. 2/26/19  
Wed. & Thurs. 2/27/19
-2/28/19
 
Fri. 3/1/19  
Mon. 3/4/19  
Tues. & Wed. 3/5/19
-3/6/19
 
Thurs. 3/7/19 ½ Day for Students: No Class
Fri. 3/8/19  
Mon. 3/11/19  
Tues. & Wed. 3/12/19
-3/13/19
 
Thurs. 3/14/19  
Fri. 3/15/19  
Mon. 3/18/19  
Tues. 3/19/19  
Wed. 3/20/19  
Thurs. 3/21/19  
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  
Tues. 4/2/19  
Wed. & Thurs. 4/3/19
-4/4/19
 
Fri. 4/5/19  
Mon. 4/8/19  
Tues. 4/9/16  
Wed. &
Thurs.
4/10/19
-4/11/19
 
Fri. 4/12/19  

Mon.

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4/15/19  
Tues.

(even block)

4/16/19  
Wed.

(odd block)

4/17/16  
Thurs.

(even block)

4/18/19  
Fri.

(odd block)

4/19/16
 
Mon.

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4/22/19  
Tues.

(odd block)

4/23/19  
Wed.

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4/24/16  
Thurs.

(odd block)

4/25/19  
Fri.

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4/26/19  
Mon. 4/29/19  
Tues. 4/30/19  
Wed. 5/1/19  
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Mon. 5/6/19  
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Fri. 5/10/19  
Mon. 5/13/19  
Tues. 5/14/19  
Wed. 5/15/19  
Thurs. 5/16/19  
Fri. 5/17/19  
Mon. 5/20/19 Final Exams: No Class
Tues. 5/21/19 Final Exams: No Class
Wed. 5/22/19 Final Exams: No Class
Thurs. 5/23/19 Teacher Work Day: No School
Fri. 5/24/19 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.