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. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

                  Monday, Oct. 30    Final discussion on 7 Habits.  Introduce Dead Poets Society.

                  Tuesday, Oct. 31    100 point test on 7 Habits.  Continue Dead Poets Society.

                  Wednesday, Nov. 1   Continue Dead Poets Society  

                  Thurs., Nov. 2     End of the nine weeks Tues/Thurs vocab test.  Finish Dead Poets Society

                  Friday, Nov. 3    Introduce the novel In the Middle of the Night.  Test on novel will be Wednesday, Nov. 15.

                  • Nov. 6-Nov. 10, 2017

                    Monday, Nov. 6    teacher workshop day

                    Tuesday, Nov. 8    Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.  Test on the novel Wednesday, 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. 13-17, 2017

                      Mon., Nov. 13     Reading day-  In the Middle of the Night.  Give students Of Mice and Men vocab words.

                      Tues., Nov. 14    Reading day- In the Middle of the Night.  Review vocab words from Of Mice and Men.

                      Wed., Nov. 15     Take 100 point test on In the Middle of the Night at the beginning of the hour.  Introduce persuasive essay assignment due Nov. 30.

                      Thurs., Nov. 16    Continue introduction to persuasive essay assignment, including student examples and common errors to avoid from the descriptive essays.

                      Fri., Nov. 17    Review Of Mice and Men vocab.  Introduce Of Mice and Men.  Assign pp. 1-17 for Monday.

                      • Nov. 20-22, 2017

                        Mon., Nov. 20       Review first 10 vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Go over parallel structure exercise.  Discuss pages 1-17 from Of Mice and Men, including information on John Steinbeck.  Assign pp. 18-37 for Tuesday.

                        Tues., Nov. 21      Review last 10 vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Read sample persuasive essays.  Discuss pp. 18-37.  Assign pp. 38-64 for Wednesday.

                        Wed., Nov. 22     Review all Mockingbird vocab.  Take Of Mice and Men quiz.  Assign pp. 65-81 for Monday.

                        • Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017

                          Mon., Nov. 27     Review all vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Discuss pp. 65-81.  Assign ppl 82-105 for Tuesday.

                          Tues., Nov. 28   Review all vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Quiz on Of Mice and Men.  Final discussion of novel.  Video on Steinbeck time permitting.

                          Wed., Nov. 29     100 point test on Of Mice and Men.

                          Thurs., Nov. 30    100 point persuasive essays are due.  Of Mice and Men video.

                          Fri., Dec. 1    Of Mice and Men video.

                          • Dec. 4-8, 2017

                            Mon., Dec. 4   Finish Of Mice and Men video.

                            Tues., Dec. 5   Introduce story structure.  Assign the first half of "The Most Dangerous Game" pp. 12-20.

                            Wed., Dec. 6    Discuss the first half of "The Most Dangerous Game"  and assign the remainder for Thursday.

                            Thurs., Dec. 7   Quiz on "The Most Dangerous Game" and assign "Sound of Thunder" for for Friday.

                            Fri., Dec. 8     Quiz on "Sound of Thunder" and assign "Poison" p. 80 for Monday.

                            • Dec. 11-15, 2017

                              Mon., Dec. 11   Quiz on short story "Poison."  Assign "Marigolds" p. 278 for Tuesday.

                              Tues., Dec. 12    Quiz on short story "Marigolds."  Assign "Scarlet Ibis" for Wednesday.

                              Wed., Dec. 13     Quiz on short story "Scarlet Ibis."  Assign pp. 51-63 from "The Birds" for Thursday.

                              Thurs., Dec. 14     Discuss first half of "The Birds."  Assign remainder of the short story for Friday.

                              Fri., Dec. 15     Quiz on "The Birds."  Introduce Alfred Hitchcock and his version.  Watch clips from the movie version.

                              • Dec. 18-22, 2017

                                Mon., Dec. 18   Introduce irony.  Listen in class to "Cask of Amontillado" p. 232 and assign irony worksheet for Tuesday.

                                Tues., Dec. 19   Work on irony worksheet.  Take quiz on "Cask." Assign "The Black Cat" (handout) for Wednesday.

                                Wed., Dec. 20   Discuss "The Black Cat."  Watch Poe video.

                                Thurs., Dec. 21  Finish Poet video and assign "The Interlopers" p. 94.

                                Thurs., Dec. 21   Read together in class "A Christmas Memory" p. 144.

                                • 23 December - 29 December

                                  • 30 December - 5 January

                                    • Jan. 2-6, 2018


                                      Tues., Jan. 2   Finish going over vocab words from To Kill a Mockingbird.  Introduce the novel.  Assign chapters 1 and 2 for Wednesday.

                                      Wed., Jan. 3    Review first 15 vocab words from Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 1 and 2.  Assign chapters 3 and 4 for Thursday.

                                      Thurs., Jan. 4    Review first 15 vocab words from Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 3 and 4.  Assign chapters 5, 6, and 7 for Friday.

                                      Fri., Jan. 5     Quiz on Mockingbird.  Assign chapter 8 and 9 for Monday.

                                      • Jan. 8-12, 2018

                                        Mon., Jan. 8    Discuss chapters 8 & 9 from Mockingbird.  Assign chapters 10 & 11 for Tuesday.

                                        Tues., Jan. 9    Review vocab words from Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 10 & 11.  Assign chapters 12 & 13 for Wednesday.

                                        Wed., Jan. 10   Quiz on Mockingbird through chapter 13.  Assign chapters 14 & 15 for Thursday.

                                        Thurs., Jan. 11   Review vocab from Mockingbird.  Discuss chapters 14 & 15.  Assign chapters 16 & 17 for Friday.

                                        Fri., Jan. 12    Quiz on Mockingbird through chapter 17.  Assign chapters 18 & 19 for Monday.

                                        • January 15-19, 2018

                                          Mon., Jan. 15   No school for students.  Teacher workshop.  

                                          Tues., Jan. 16    Review vocab words from Mockingbird.  Review characters.  Discuss chapters 18 & 19.  Assign chapters 20, 21, & 22 for Thursday.

                                          Wed., Jan. 17     Discuss common proofreading errors from last essay.  Introduce admiration essay due Tuesday, January 30. 

                                          Thurs., Jan.18   Read sample admiration essays.  Review vocab from Mockingbird.  Take quiz on Mockingbird.  Assign chapters 23 & 24 for Friday.

                                          Fri., Jan. 19    Discuss chapters 23 & 24 from Mockingbird.  Assign chapters 25, 26, & 27 for Monday.

                                          • Jan. 22-26, 2018

                                            Mon., Jan. 22    Review Mockingbird vocabulary.  Remind students of admiration essay due January 31.  Discuss chapters 25, 26, and 27.  Have students read the remainder of the novel for Wednesday.

                                            Tues., Jan. 23    Review vocabulary words from Mockingbird.  Work time on admiration essays. 

                                            Wed., Jan. 24     Discuss the ending of the novel and watch the video on Mockingbird.

                                            Thurs., Jan. 25   100 point test on Mockingbird.

                                            Fri., Jan. 26    100 point test on Mockingbird vocabulary.

                                            • Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2018

                                              Mon., Jan. 29     Remind students of 100 point admiration essay due Wednesday.  Take Star Reading test.

                                              Tues., Jan. 30    Work day on Admiration Essays.

                                              Wed., Jan. 31    Admiration Essays due.  Begin Mockingbird video.

                                              Thurs., Feb. 1    Continue Mockingbird video.

                                              Fri., Feb. 2     Finish Mockingbird video.

                                              • Feb. 5-9, 2018

                                                Mon., Feb. 5   Continue video of To Kill a Mockingbird.

                                                Tues., Feb. 6   Finish Mockingbird video and background scenes/info.

                                                Wed., Feb. 7    Introduce Elizabethan England and William Shakespeare.

                                                Thurs., Feb. 8   Watch short video on Shakespeare in today's world.  Review Shakespeare info . Read prologue to Romeo and Juliet.

                                                Fri., Feb. 9   Begin reading Act I out loud, together in class of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                • Feb. 12-16, 2018

                                                  Mon., Feb. 12    Review Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Globe Theatre, and prologue and opening scene of Romeo and Juliet.  Continue to read Act I Romeo and Juliet out loud together in class.

                                                  Tues., Feb. 13   Continue to read Act I out loud together in class.

                                                  Wed., Feb. 14   Continue to read Act I out loud together in class and quiz at the end of the hour if time permits.  If, not quiz will be Thursday.

                                                  Thurs., Feb. 15   Begin reading Act II out loud together in class.

                                                  Fri., Feb. 16    Continue to read Act II out loud together in class.

                                                  • February 19-21, 2018

                                                    Mon., Feb. 19    Continue reading Act III of Romeo and Juliet out loud together in class.

                                                    Tues., Feb. 20   Finish reading Act III and quiz.

                                                    Wed., Feb. 21    Video on Shakespeare and Stratford Upon Avon

                                                    • Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

                                                      Mon., Feb. 26  Read Act IV of Romeo and Juliet out loud together in class. Quiz if time allows.

                                                      Tues., Feb. 27   Begin reading Act V of Romeo and Juliet.  

                                                      Wed., Feb. 28   Finish Act V of Romeo and Juliet.  Read supplemental material on Elizabethan England.

                                                      Thurs., March 1  Watch critical guide video on Romeo and Juliet.

                                                      Fri., March 2  Take 100 point test on Romeo and Juliet.

                                                      • March 5-7, 2018

                                                        Mon., March 5    Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet

                                                        Tues., March 6   Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet

                                                        Wed., March 7     Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet

                                                        • March 12-16, 2018

                                                          Mon., March 12    Introduce the novel Until They Bring the Streetcars Back.  Assign pp. 1-18 for Tuesday.

                                                          Tues., March 13    Discuss pp. 1-18.  Assign pp. 19-44  from Streetcars for Wednesday.

                                                          Wed., March 14     Take quiz on first 44 pages of the novel.  Assign pp. 45-71 for Thursday.

                                                          Thurs., March 15     Take quiz on pp. 45-71.  Assign pp. 71-98 for Friday.

                                                          Fri., March 16    Discuss pp. 45-71.  Assign pp. 99-129 for Monday.

                                                          • March 19-23, 2018

                                                            Mon., March 19    Discuss pp. 99-129 from Until They Bring the Streetcars Back.  Assign pp. 130-158 for Tues.

                                                            Tues., March 20   Quiz on Streetcars.  Assign pp. 159-188 for Wednesday.

                                                            Wed., March 21   Quiz on Streetcars.  Assign pp. 189-220 for Thursday.

                                                            Thurs., March 22   Discuss pp. 189-220.  Assign pp. 221-249 for Friday.

                                                            Fri., March 23    Discuss pp. 221-249.  Assign the remainder of the novel for Monday.

                                                            • March 26-28, 2018

                                                              Mon., March 26    Final discussion on Streetcars, including article on author Stanley Gordon West.

                                                              Tues., March 27    100 point test on Streetcars.

                                                              Wed., March 28    Introduce Thesis/Antithesis 100 point writing assignment due Tuesday, April 10.


                                                              • April 3-6, 2018


                                                                Tues., April 3   Remind students of 100 point thesis/antitheses essay due Tuesday, April 10.  Introduce graphic novel structure.  Assign the reading of Maus I and reading guide.  100 point test on Maus I will be Wednesday, April 11.

                                                                Wed., April 4   In class, independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                Thurs., April 5   In class, independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                Fri., April 6   In class, independent reading of Maus I.

                                                                • April 9-13, 2018

                                                                  Mon., April 9    Continued work on graphic novel Maus I and thesis/antithesis essy.

                                                                  Tues., April 10   100 point essay due.  

                                                                  Wed., April 11     100 point test on Maus I.  Begin reading Maus II independently in class. Test on Maus II will Thursday, April 19.

                                                                  Thurs., April 12   Continued independent work on Maus II in class.

                                                                  Fri., April 13   Continued independent work on Maus II in class.

                                                                  • April 16-20, 2018

                                                                    Mon., April 16   Continue independent reading Maus II.

                                                                    Tues., April 17  Continue independent reading of Maus II.  

                                                                    Wed., April 18    Test on Maus II.  Introduce the video Stand By Me.

                                                                    Thurs., April 19   Continue Stand By Me.

                                                                    Fri., April 20    Continue Stand By Me and quiz.

                                                                    • April 23-27, 2018

                                                                      Mon., April 23     Continue video Stand By Me.

                                                                      Tues., April 24    Finish Stand by Me and quiz.  Introduce the play A Raisin in the Sun.

                                                                      Wed., April 25    Begin reading Act I of A Raisin in the Sun together in class.

                                                                      Thurs., April 26   Continue reading Act I of A Raisin in the Sun together in class and quiz if time permits.

                                                                      Fri., April 27       Begin reading Act II of A Raisin in the Sun.

                                                                      • April 30-May 4, 2018

                                                                        Mon., April 30    Continue reading Act II of A Raisin in the Sun together in class.

                                                                        Tues., May 1     Continue reading Act II and quiz.  Watch opening of classic movie version of A Raisin in the Sun.

                                                                        Wed., May 2     Begin reading Act III of A Raisin in the Sun.  

                                                                        Thurs., May 3    Finish reading Act III.

                                                                        Fri., May 4    Take 100 point test on A Raisin in the Sun. Watch ending of new movie version of A Raisin in the Sun.

                                                                        • May 7-11, 2018

                                                                          Mon., May 7    Introduce Frank Sentwali, spoken word poet provided by COMPAS organization.

                                                                          Tues.,  May 8    Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Wed., May 9   Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Thurs., May 10    Work with Sentwali.

                                                                          Fri., May 11  Student written spoken word poems presentation worth 100 points.

                                                                          • May 14-18, 2018

                                                                            Mon., May 14   Return thesis/antithesis essays.  Read sample essays.  Assign proofreading exercise for Tuesday.

                                                                            Tues., May 15   Correct proofreading quiz.  Read remaining sample essays.

                                                                            Wed., May 16     Introduce the novel Racing in the Rain.  Assign pp. 1-27 for Thursday.

                                                                            Thurs., May 17    Discuss pp. 1-27 and assign pp. 28-58 for Friday.

                                                                            Fri., May 18     Discuss pp. 28-58 and assign 59-88 for Monday.

                                                                            • May 21-25, 2018

                                                                              Monday, May 21  Discuss pp. 58-88 from Racing in the Rain.  Assign pp. 89-125 for Monday. 

                                                                              Tuesday, May 22  Discuss pp. 89-125.  Assign pp. 126-161 for Wednesday.

                                                                              Wednesday, May 23  Discuss pp. 126-161.  Assign pp. 162-192 for Thursday.  Quiz.

                                                                              Thursday, May 24  Discuss pp. 162-192.  Assign pp. 193-221 for Friday.

                                                                              Friday, May 25  Discuss pp. 193-221.  Assign pp. 222-252 for Tuesday.

                                                                              • May 29-31, 2018

                                                                                Tues., May 29   Final Tues/Thurs Vocab Test.  Finish Racing in the Rain for Tuesday.

                                                                                Wed.,  May 30    Final quiz on Racing in the Rain.  Begin the short story "The Metaphor."

                                                                                Thurs., May 31    Finish reading the short story "The Metaphor."