Weekly outline

  • 5 September- 8 September

    Tues., Sept. 5     General teacher introduction. Classroom rules and expectations.  Introduction to life in high school and developing high school transcript.  Introduction to Lying Game Activity that all students will participate in beginning Wed., Sept. 6th.  Activity is worth 25 points.

    Wed., Sept. 6   Review of importance of freshman year.  Student participation in Lying Game Activity.

    Thurs., Sept. 7   Student participation in Lying Game Activity and assignment of letter to teacher that is due Friday.  The writing activity is worth 25 points.

    Fri., Sept. 8    Introduction to The Miracle Worker and vocabulary from the play, if time permits.

  • September 11-September 15

    Mon. Sept. 11

    Introduce MWF journaling to students.  Introduce the vocabulary words from The Miracle Worker.  Take Star Reading test.

    Tues., Sept. 12

    Introduce T/TH vocab. to students.  Review vocab. words from The Miracle Worker.  Introduce the play, assign parts and red the first few pages of the play together in class.

    Wed., Sept. 13

    Review 10 vocab. words from The Miracle Worker.  Review characters. Continue reading Act One.

    Thurs., Sept. 14

    Review vocab. words from The Miracle Worker.  Review characters.  Finish reading Act One.  Quiz on Act One.

    Fri., Sept 15

    Review vocab. words from The Miracle Worker.  Begin reading Act Two.

    • September 18-September 22

      Mon., Sept. 18

      Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Review characters and conflict.  Continue reading Act I orally in class.

      Tues., Sept. 19

      Finish reading Act I from The Miracle Worker and quiz if time permits.

      Wed., Sept. 20

      Begin reading Act II of The Miracle Worker.

      Thurs., Sept. 21

      Continue reading Act II of The Miracle Worker.  Quiz if time permits.

      Fri., Sept. 22

      Assign the first major writing assignment of the year- What My Bedroom Reveals About My Personality.  Review four square organizational method.  Read sample essays.  100 point essay is due Fri., Sept. 29.

      • Sept. 25-29, 2017

        Mon., Sept. 25   Continue reading Act II of The Miracle Worker together in class.

        Tues., Sept. 26    Finish Act II and quiz.  Begin reading Act III.

        Wed., Sept. 27     Continue reading Act III.                   

        Thurs., Sept. 28    Finish reading The Miracle Worker and begin the video on the life of Helen Keller.

        Fri., Sept. 29      Formal five paragraph essay is due. Finish the video on the life of Helen Keller.  Share from student letters to the teacher.

        • Oct. 2-6, 2017

          Mon., Oct. 2    Take 100 point test on The Miracle Worker.  Flipboard or Teen Ink reading for the remainder of the hour.

          Tues., Oct. 3    Miracle Worker video.

          Wed., Oct. 4    Miracle Worker video.

          Thurs., Oct. 5   Introduce The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers.  Assign pp. 1-13 for Friday.

          Fri., Oct. 6   Discuss pp. 1-13 from The Seven Habits.  Assign pp. 14-28 for Monday.

          • October 9-13, 2017

            Mon., Oct. 9     Occupational Fair, periods 1-4.  Read pp. 31-44 from 7 Habits for Tuesday.

            Tues., Oct. 10    Quiz on 7 Habits.  Assign pp. 47-61 for Wednesday.

            Wed., Oct. 11    Share good habit to develop. Discuss pp. 47-61.  Assign pp. 62-70 for Thursday.

            Thurs., Oct. 12   Discuss pp. 62-70.  Assign pp. 73-89 for Friday.

            Fri., Oct. 13        Discuss pp. 73-89.  Assign pp. 90-104 for Monday.  Mission statements due Tuesday, Oct. 17.

            • Oct. 16-18, 2017

               Mon., Oct. 16     Quiz on 7 Habits through p. 104.  Assign pp. 105-116 for Tuesday.

              Tues., Oct. 17     Discuss pages 105-116 from 7 Habits.  Assign pp. 117-128 for Wednesday.

              Wed., Oct. 18      Mission statements are due.  Discuss pp. 117-128.  Assign pp. 132-143 for Monday.

              • Oct. 23-27, 2017

                Mon., Oct. 23    Discuss pp. 132-143 from 7 Habits.  Assign pp. 146-162 for Tuesday.

                Tues., Oct. 24    Quiz on 7 Habits through p. 162.  Assign pp. 163-180 for Wednesday.

                Wed., Oct 25      Discuss pp. 163-180.  Assign pp. 181-202 for Thursday.

                Thurs., Oct. 26   Discuss pp. 181-202.  Assign pp. 206-223 for Friday.

                Fri., Oct. 27         Discuss pp. 206-223.  Assign remainder of 7 Habits for Monday.  

                • Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

                  Monday, Oct. 31    Review vocab words from Of Mice and Men, as well as background material.  Discuss pp. 1-17 and assign pp. 18-37 for Tuesday.

                  Tuesday, Nov. 1    Review vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Discuss pp. 18-37.  Assign pp. 38-64 for Wednesday.

                  Wednesday, Nov. 2     Review vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Quiz on the novel through p. 64.  Assign pp. 65-81 for Thursday.

                  Thurs., Nov. 3     End of the nine weeks Tues/Thurs vocab test.  Review vocab from Of Mice and Men.  Discuss pp. 54-81.  Assign pp. 82-105 for Friday.

                  Friday, Nov. 4    100 point test on Of Mice and Men and vocabulary.

                  • Nov. 7-Nov. 11, 2016

                    Monday, Nov. 7     teacher workshop day

                    Tuesday, Nov. 8    Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.  Test on the novel Tuesday, November 15.

                    Wednesday, Nov. 9    Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.

                    Thursday, Nov. 10    Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.

                    Friday, Nov. 11    parent teacher conferences

                    • Nov. 14-18, 2016

                      Mon., Nov. 14     Reading day-  In the Middle of the Night.  Give students first half of Mockingbird vocab words.

                      Tues., Nov. 15    Give students second half of Mockingbird vocab. Take 100 point test on Cormier novel, In the Middle of the Night.  Begin discussion on first five paragraph formal essays of the school year- Bedroom Essay.

                      Wed., Nov. 16     Continue discussion on formal five paragraph essay and assign next essay- persuasive vacation- due December 6, 2016.

                      Thurs., Nov. 17     Review first half of Mockingbird vocab.  Watch Of Mice and Men video.

                      Fri., Nov. 18     Review first half of Mockingbird vocab.  Watch Of Mice and Men video.

                      • Nov. 21-23, 2016

                        Mon., Nov. 21       Review Mockingbird vocab.  Remind students that there will be a proofreading quiz on Tuesday.  Continue to watch Of Mice and Men video.  Remind students who were absent that they must Star Test.

                        Tues., Nov. 22     Give proofreading quiz.  Review Mockingbird vocab. Continue Of Mice and Men video.

                        Wed., Nov. 23     Review Mockingbird vocab.  Finish Of Mice and Men video.

                        • Nov. 28- Dec. 2, 2016

                          Mon., Nov. 28     Review all Mockingbird vocab words. Finish Of Mice and Men video.  Introduce To Kill a Mockingbird.

                          Tues., Nov. 29    Review all Mockingbird vocab words.  Continue intro to Mockingbird.  Assign chapters 1 & 2 for Wednesday.

                          Wed., Nov. 30     Review Mockingbird vocab.  Discuss chapters 1 & 2.  Assign chapters 3 & 4 for Thursday. 

                          Thurs., Dec. 1     Review all Mockingbird vocab words.  Discuss chapter 3 & 4.  Assign chapters 5, 6 & 7 for Friday.

                          Fri., Dec. 2     Review all Mockingbird vocab words.  Take quiz on Mockingbird through chapter 7.  Assign chapters 8 & 9 for Monday.

                          • Dec. 5-9, 2016

                            Mon., Dec .5    Review Mockingbird vocabulary.  Quiz on Mockingbird through chap. 9.  Assign chapters 10 & 11 for Tuesday.

                            Tues., Dec .6    100 point Getaway/Vacation Essays due. 100 point Mockingbird vocab test.  Discuss chapters 10 & 11.  Assign chapters 12 & 13 for Wednesday.

                            Wed., Dec. 7     Review Mockingbird vocabulary. Quiz on Mockingbird through chap. 13.  Assign chapters 14 & 15 for Thursday.

                            Thurs., Dec. 8   Discuss chapters 14 & 15.  Assign chapters 16 & 17 for Friday.

                            Fri., Dec .9  Review Mockingbird vocabulary.  Quiz on Mockingbird through chap. 17.  Assign chapters 18 & 19 for Monday.

                            • Dec. 12-16,2016

                              Mon., Dec. 12    Discuss chapters 18 & 19 from To Kill a Mockingbird.  Assign chapters 20, 21, & 22 for Tuesday.

                              Tues., Dec. 13    Discuss chapters 20, 21, & 22.  Assign chapters 23 & 24 for Wednesday.

                              Wed., Dec. 14     Possible quiz on Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 20, 21 &22. Assign chapters 25, 26, & 27 for Thursday.

                              Thurs., Dec. 15     Watch video on historical perspective of Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 25, 26, & 27.  Assign the remainder of the novel for Friday.

                              Fri., Dec. 16     Discuss the end of the novel, including two narrative strands and themes.  Have students work on Mockingbird review puzzle.  100 point test on the novel on Monday.

                              • Dec., 19-22, 2016

                                Mon., Dec. 19    Take 100 point test on To Kill a Mockingbird.

                                Tues., Dec. 20   Watch Mockingbird video, starring Gregory Peck.

                                Wed., Dec. 21    Watch Mockingbird video, starring Gregory Peck.

                                Thurs., Dec. 22   Watch Mockingbird video, starring Gregory Peck.

                                • 23 December - 29 December

                                  • 30 December - 5 January

                                    • Jan. 2-6, 2017

                                      Mon., Jan. 2    no school

                                      Tues., Jan. 3   Return getaway essays.  Read half of the sample essays.  Review common errors.  Assign proofreading exercise.

                                      Wed., Jan. 4   Read last half of the sample essays.  Correct proofreading exercise.

                                      Thurs., Jan.5    Assign admiration essays due Friday, January 20th.  Read sample admiration essays.

                                      Fri., Jan. 6     Read remaining sample admiration essays.  Introduce the play "The Miracle Worker" based on the life of Helen Keller.

                                      • Jan. 9-13, 2017

                                        Mon., Jan. 9     Review Admiration Essay (due January 20) requirements.  Introduce vocab words from the play The Miracle Worker.  Introduce the background of the play.  Read orally together in class the opening scene of the play.

                                        Tues., Jan. 10     Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Continue reading Act One of the play in class.

                                        Wed., Jan. 11     Finish Act One of The Miracle Worker and quiz.  Begin reading Act Two of the play in class.

                                        Thurs., Jan. 12   Test on Tues./Thurs. vocab words. Continue reading Act Two of the play in class.

                                        Fri., Jan. 13     Finish reading Act Two of The Miracle Worker and quiz.  Begin reading Act Three if time permits.

                                        • Jan. 16-20, 2017

                                          Mon., Jan. 16   No school for students.  Teacher workshop.  

                                          Tues., Jan. 17    Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Continue reading Act II.

                                          Wed., Jan. 18     Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Finish Act II and quiz, if time permits.

                                          Thurs., Jan.19   Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Begin Reading Act III.

                                          Fri., Jan. 20     100 point admiration essays are due.  Continue reading Act II from The Miracle Worker.

                                          • Jan. 23-27, 2017

                                            Mon., Jan. 23     Review vocabulary words from The Miracle Worker.  Continue Reading Act III.

                                            Tues., Jan. 24    Review vocabulary words from The Miracle Worker.  Finish Reading Act III.  Quiz if time allows. 

                                            Wed., Jan. 25     Watch the video on the life of Helen Keller.

                                            Thurs., Jan. 26   Finish the video on the life of Helen and Keller and quiz.  Read the essay on p. 704 in the blue lit books.

                                            Fri., Jan. 27    Take the 100 point test on The Miracle Worker, including the vocab words.

                                            • Jan. 30- Feb. 3, 2017

                                              Mon., Jan. 30     Remind students of admiration essays due dates.  Continue Miracle Worker video.

                                              Tues., Jan. 31   Finish Miracle Worker video.  Introduce short story structure.

                                              Wed., Feb. 1    Finish and review story structure information.  Introduce the short story "The Most Dangerous Game."  Assign pp. 13-20 for Thursday.

                                              Thurs., Feb. 2    Discuss first half of "Most Dangerous Game."  Assign the remainder of the short story for Friday.

                                              Fri., Feb. 3     Take quiz on "Most Dangerous Game" and short story structure.  Assign "The Sound of Thunder" p. 34 for Monday.

                                              • Feb. 6-10, 2017

                                                Mon., Feb. 6   Review story structure. Discuss "Sound of 'Thunder" and then quiz.  Assign "Poison" p. 81.

                                                Tues., Feb. 7   Discuss and then quiz on "Poison."  Assign pp. 50-63 of "The Birds" for Wednesday.

                                                Wed., Feb. 8    Discuss first half of "The Birds."  Assign the remainder of "The Birds" for Thursday.

                                                Thurs., Feb. 9   Take quiz on "The Birds."  Discuss Alfred Hitchcock's version of "The Birds."

                                                Fri., Feb. 10   Watch selected scenes from Hitchcock's "The Birds."

                                                • Feb. 13-17, 2017

                                                  Mon., Feb. 13     Introduce the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" p. 314.  Finish reading for Tuesday.

                                                  Tues., Feb. 14    Quiz on "The Scarlet Ibis."  Read the short story "Love" together in class.

                                                  Wed., Feb. 15    Introduce the short story "Marigolds" p. 278.  Finish reading for Thursday.

                                                  Thurs., Feb. 16   Quiz on "Marigolds."  Introduce irony and the short story "The Cask of the Amontillado" p. 232.  Finish for Friday.

                                                  Fri., Feb. 17    Read background story on "The Cask."  Quiz on "The Cask."  Read the "Interlopers" p. 94 for Monday.

                                                  • February 20-22, 2017

                                                    Mon., Feb. 20    Discussion on Poe's "Black Cat" and quiz.  Assign "The Interlopers" p. 94 for Tuesday.

                                                    Tues., Feb. 21   Quiz on "The Interlopers."  Begin reading "The Metaphor" together in class.

                                                    Wed., Feb. 22    Finish reading "The Metaphor."

                                                    • Feb. 27-March 3, 2017

                                                      Mon., Feb. 27   Introduce Until They Bring the Streetcars Back- historical background and quotes.  Assign pp. 1-18 for Tuesday.

                                                      Tues., Feb. 28   Discuss pp. 1-18 from Streetcars.  Assign pp. 19-44 Wednesday.

                                                      Wed., March 1   Discuss pp. 19-44.  Assign pp. 45-71 for Thursday.

                                                      Thurs., March 2  Take quiz on Streetcars through p.71.  Assign pp. 72-98 for Friday.

                                                      Fri., March 3  Discuss pp. 72-98.  Assign pp. 99-129 for Monday.

                                                      • March 6-8, 2017

                                                        Mon., March 6    Discuss pp. 99-129 from Streetcars.  Assign pp.130-158 for Tuesday.

                                                        Tues., March 7    Discuss pp.130-158 from Streetcars.  Assign pp. 159-188 for Wednesday.

                                                        Wed., March 8     Take quiz on Streetcars through p. 188.  Assign pp. 189-220 for Monday.

                                                        • March 13-17, 2017

                                                          Mon., March 13     Discuss pp. 189-220 from Streetcars. Assign pp. 221-240 for Tues.

                                                          Tues., March 14    Discuss pp. 221-240. Assign pp. 250-274 from Streetcars for Wednesday.

                                                          Wed., March 15     Discuss the end of Streetcars and take the 100 point test.

                                                          Thurs., March 16     Introduce Shakespeare notes and video.

                                                          Fri., March 17    Introduce Romeo and Juliet and read the Prologue in class.

                                                          • March 20-24, 2017

                                                            Mon., March 20    Read in class handout on Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth and the Globe Theater.  Read prologue of Romeo and Juliet if time permits.

                                                            Tues., March 21   Review major points of Shakespeare hand out.  Begin to read Act One of Romeo and Juliet orally in class.

                                                            Wed., March 22    Continue reading Act One of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                            Thurs., March 23     Continue reading Act One of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                            Fri., March 24   Quiz on Act One of Romeo and Juliet.  Begin reading Act Two.

                                                            • March 27-31, 2017

                                                              Mon., March 27  Begin reading Act II of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              Tues., March 28    Continue reading Act II of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              Wed., March 29   Finish reading Act II and quiz.

                                                              Thurs., March 30     Begin reading Act III.

                                                              Friday, March 31    Continue reading Act III.

                                                              • April 3-7, 2017

                                                                Mon, April 3   Take quiz on Act III from Romeo and Juliet.  Begin reading Act IV

                                                                Tues., April 4   Finish reading Act IV.  Quiz if time permits.

                                                                Wed., April 5   Begin reading Act V of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                                Thurs., April 6   Finish reading Romeo and Juliet.  Watch review video.

                                                                Fri., April 7   Take 100 point test on Romeo and Juliet.

                                                                • April 10-13, 2017

                                                                  Mon., April 10     MAP testing.  Handout information about final formal five paragraph essay.

                                                                  Tues., April 11    Go over requirements and sample essays for the final formal five paragraph essay.

                                                                  Wed., April 12     Romeo and Juliet video.

                                                                  Thurs., April 13   Romeo and Juliet video.

                                                                  • April 17-21, 2017

                                                                    Mon., April 17    Introduce the graphic novel Maus I.  Review Holocaust vocabulary.  Give students reading guide that can be used while taking the test on the graphic novel. Test on novel Tuesday, April 25.  

                                                                    Tues., April 18   Continue independent reading of Maus I.  

                                                                    Wed., April 19    Continue independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                    Thurs., April 20   Continue independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                    Fri., April 21    Continue independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                    • April 24-28, 2017

                                                                      Mon., April 24     Continue independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                      Tues., April 25    Show Auschwitz/Birkenau concentration camp power point.

                                                                      Wed., April 26    Final day of independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                      Thurs., April 27   Test on Maus I.  Begin independent reading of Maus II.

                                                                      Fri., April 29       Continue independent reading of Maus II.

                                                                      • May 1-5, 2017

                                                                        Mon., May 1    Continue reading Maus II independently in class.

                                                                        Tues., May 2     Continue reading Maus II independently in class.

                                                                        Wed., May 3     Test on Maus II.  Introduction to rite of passage, coming of age movie Stand By Me.

                                                                        Thurs., May 4    Show video Stand By Me.

                                                                        Fri., May 5   Show video Stand by Me and take quiz at the end of the hour.

                                                                        • May 8-12, 2017

                                                                          Mon., May 8    Introduce Frank Sentwali, spoken word poet provided by COMPAS organization.

                                                                          Tues.,  May 9    Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Wed., May 10    Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Thurs., May 11    Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Fri., May 12   Student written spoken word poems presentation worth 100 points.

                                                                          • May 15-19, 2017

                                                                            Mon., May 15   Introduce the play A Raisin in the Sun.  Begin reading Act One together in class. 

                                                                            Tues., May 16    Continue reading Act One in class.  

                                                                            Wed., May 17     Finish reading Act One and take quiz.

                                                                            Thurs., May 18    Begin reading Act Two together in class.

                                                                            Fri., May 19     Continue reading Act Two together in class.

                                                                            • May 22-26, 2017

                                                                              Monday, May 22  Review characters and conflict from the play A Raisin in the Sun.  Continue reading Act II orally in class.

                                                                              Tuesday, May 23  Continue reading Act II.  Quiz on Act II.

                                                                              Wednesday, May 24  Begin reading Act III of A Raisin in the Sun orally in class.

                                                                              Thursday, May 25  Finish reading Act III.

                                                                              Friday, May 26  Take 100 point test of A Raisin in the Sun.


                                                                              • May 30-June 1, 2017

                                                                                Tues., May 30    Final Tues/Thurs Vocab Test

                                                                                Wed.,  May 31    Raisin in the Sun video

                                                                                Thurs., June 1    Read Admiration Essays