Weekly outline

  • September 4-7, 2018

    Tues., Sept. 4    General teacher introduction. Classroom rules and expectations.  Introduction to life in high school and developing high school transcript.  Introduction to Relationship Builder Activity due Thursday- 25 points.

    Wed., Sept. 5   Review of importance of freshman year.  Introduce MWF journaling.  

    Thurs., Sept. 6   Introduce TTH vocab.  Student participation in Relationship Builder Activity. 

    Fri., Sept. 7   Finish Relationship Builder Activity.  Assign letter to teacher dues Tuesday- 25 points.

  • September 10-14, 2018

    Mon. Sept. 10

    Introduce MWF journaling to students.  Introduce the letter to the teacher activity due Wednesday for 25 points.

    Tues., Sept. 11

    Introduce T/TH vocab. to students.  Intoduce vocab. words from Twelve Angry Men.  Introduce the play and assign parts. 

    Wed., Sept. 12

    Letter to teacher due. Review vocab. words from Twelve Angry Men.  Begin reading Act One from Twelve Angry Men

    Thurs., Sept. 13

    Review vocab. words from Twelve Angry Men.  Review characters.  Continue reading Act One.

    Fri., Sept 14

    Review vocab. words from Twelve Angry Men.  Continue reading Act One.

    • September 17-21, 2018

      Mon., Sept. 17

      Review vocab words from Twelve Angry Men.  Review characters and conflict.  Begin reading Act II orally in class.

      Tues., Sept. 18

      Finish reading Act II from Twelve Angry Men and quiz if time permits.

      Wed., Sept. 19

      Review vocab words from Twelve Angry Men.  Begin reading Act III

      Thurs., Sept. 20

      Review vocab words from Twelve Angry Men.  Finish reading the play.

      Fri., Sept. 21

      100  point test on Twelve Angry Men and corresponding vocabulary.


      • Sept. 24-28, 2018

        Mon., Sept. 24   Introduce the first formal essay of the year due Oct. 16.

        Tues., Sept. 25   Continue discussing first essay of the year.  Complete a detailed four square.

        Wed., Sept. 26     Begin reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens pp. 1-13 for Thursday.

        Thurs., Sept. 27    Discuss pp. 1-13 of 7 Habits and assign pp. 14-28 for Thursday.

        Fri., Sept. 28     Discuss pp. 14-28 and assign pp. 31-44 for Friday.

        • Oct. 1-5, 2018

          Mon., Oct. 1  Remind students of 100 point descriptive essay due Oct. 16 (Oct. 9 for extra credit).  Read handout on habits and share habit challenge.  Discuss pp. 31-44.  Assign pp. 47-61 of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teen.

          Tues., Oct. 2  Take first quiz on 7 Habits.  Discuss pp. 47-61.  Assign pp. 62-70 for Wednesday.

          Wed., Oct. 3    Discuss pp. 62-70.  Assign pp. 73-89 for Thursday.  Assign Personal Mission Statement due Friday.

          Thurs., Oct. 4   Discuss pp. 73-89.  Assign pp. 90-104 for Friday.

          Fri., Oct. 5   Personal Mission Statements due.  Quiz.  Discuss pp. 90-104 and assign pp. 105-116 for Monday.

          • October 8-12, 2018

            Mon., Oct. 8    Discuss pp. 105-116 from The 7 Habits.  Assign pp. 117-128 for Tuesday.

            Tues., Oct. 9    Word processed Mission Statements are due.  Discuss pp. 117-128.  Assign pp. 132-143 for Wednesday.

            Wed., Oct. 10   Discuss pp. 132-143.  Assign pp. 146-162 for Thursday.

            Thurs., Oct. 11  Take quiz on 7 Habits through p. 162.  Assign pp. 163-180 for Friday.

            Fri., Oct. 12     Discuss pp. 163-180.  Assign pp. 181-202 for Monday.

            • Oct. 15-17, 2018

               Mon., Oct. 15    Discuss pp. 181-202.  Assign pp. 206-223 for Tuesday.

              Tues., Oct. 16     Discuss pp. 206-223.  Assign the rest of the 7 Habits for Wednesday.

              Wed., Oct. 17      Final discuss on the book.  100 point test on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

              • Oct. 22-26, 2018

                Mon., Oct. 22    Introduce the video Dead Poets Society by reading the poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.  Discuss Carpe Diem.  Begin watching Dead Poets Society.

                Tues., Oct. 23    Continue Dead Poets Society.

                Wed., Oct 24      Finish Dead Poets Society.

                Thurs., Oct. 25   Introduce vocab for Of Mice and Men.  Give background info on author John Steinbeck and the Great Depression.

                Fri., Oct. 26      Review Of Mice and Men vocab and background info.  Assign chapter one for Monday.

                • Oct. 29- Nov. 1, 2018

                  Monday, Oct. 29    Return formal five paragraph descriptive essays.  Read sample essays.

                  Tuesday, Oct. 30    Continue reading sample essays and complete proofreading exercise based on the essays.

                  Wednesday, Oct. 31  Introduce the Robert Cormier novel, In the Middle of the NIght to be read by Tuesday, Nov. 13.

                  Thurs., Nov. 1     End of the nine weeks Tues/Thurs vocab test.  Independent reading of In the Middle of the Night.


                  • Nov. 5- Nov. 8, 2018

                    Monday, Nov. 5  Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.  Test on the novel Tuesday, Nov. 13.

                    Tuesday, Nov. 6 Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.  

                    Wednesday, Nov. 7 Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night.

                    Thursday, Nov. 8 Continue independent reading of Cormier's In the Middle of the Night

                    • Nov. 12-16, 2018

                      Mon., Nov. 12     Last reading day-  In the Middle of the Night.  Review Of Mice and Men vocab words.

                      Tues., Nov. 13    100 point test on In the Middle of the Night.  Review Of Mice and Men vocab words.  Background info on novel.  Assign pp. 3-17 for Wednesday.

                      Wed., Nov. 14     Discuss pp. 3-17.  Assign pp. 18-37 for Thursday.

                      Thurs., Nov. 15    Review vocab from Of Mice and Men.  Discuss pp. 18-37.  Assign pp. 38-64 for Friday.

                      Fri., Nov. 16   Review Of Mice and Men vocab.  Take quiz on Of Mice and Men through p. 64.  Assign pp. 65-81 for Monday





                      • Nov. 19-21, 2018

                        Mon., Nov. 19      Review vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Discuss pp. 65-81 from Of Mice and Men.  Assign chapter five for Tuesday.

                        Tues., Nov. 20      Review 10 vocab words from Of Mice and Men.  Take quiz on Of Mice and Men.  Assign remainder of novel for Wednesday.

                        Wed., Nov. 21     Take 100 point test on Of Mice and Men.  Introduce formal five paragraph persuasive essay due Wednesday, December 12.

                        • Nov. 26-30, 2018

                          Mon., Nov. 26   Work on formal five paragraph persuasive essay due December 12.

                          Tues., Nov. 27   Complete four square for essay.

                          Wed., Nov. 28   Of Mice and Men video.

                          Thurs., Nov. 29  Of Mice and Men video.

                          Fri., Nov. 30  Of Mice and Men video.

                          • Dec. 3-7, 2018

                            Mon., Dec. 3   Finish Of Mice and Men video.

                            Tues., Dec. 4  Introduce story structure.  Assign the first half of "The Most Dangerous Game" pp. 12-20.

                            Wed., Dec. 5    Discuss the first half of "The Most Dangerous Game"  and assign the remainder for Thursday.

                            Thurs., Dec. 6   Quiz on "The Most Dangerous Game" and assign "Sound of Thunder" for for Friday.

                            Fri., Dec. 7     Quiz on "Sound of Thunder" and assign "Poison" p. 80 for Monday.

                            • Dec. 10-14, 2018

                              Mon., Dec. 10   In-class workday on essays due on Wednesday, December 12.

                              Tues., Dec. 11   In-class workday on essays due on Wednesday, December 12.

                              Wed., Dec. 12     Essays due.  Introduce the short story "The Birds."  Assign pp. 51-63 from "The Birds" for Thursday.

                              Thurs., Dec. 13     Discuss first half of "The Birds."  Assign remainder of the short story for Friday.

                              Fri., Dec. 14    Quiz on "The Birds."  Introduce Alfred Hitchcock and his version.  Watch clips from the movie version.

                              • Dec. 17-21, 2018

                                Mon., Dec. 17   Finish discussion and video of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

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

                                Wed., Dec. 19    Discuss irony worksheet.  Take quiz on "Cask."  Assign "The Black Cat" (handout) for Thursday

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

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

                                • 23 December - 29 December

                                  • 30 December - 5 January

                                    • Jan. 2-4, 2019


                                      Wed., Jan. 2   Return persuasive essays.  Go over Common Errors and assign proofreading exercise.

                                      Thurs., Jan. 3    Correct proofreading exercise and read student persuasive essays.  Assign plurals and possessives exercise.

                                      Fri., Jan. 4   Complete board work on making nouns plural and possessive.

                                      • Jan. 7-11, 2019

                                        Mon., Jan. 7    Finish up work on making words possessive.  

                                        Tues., Jan. 8    Quiz on making nouns possessive.  Assign the short story "Marigolds" p. 278 for Wednesday.

                                        Wed., Jan. 9   Quiz on "Marigolds."  Assign the short story " The Scarlet Ibis" p. 314 for Thursday

                                        Thurs., Jan. 10   Quiz on "The Scarlet Ibis."  Introduce the vocab and the background for the play "The Miracle Worker."

                                        Fri., Jan. 11   Beginning reading the play "The Miracle Worker" orally, together in class.

                                        • January 14-17, 2019

                                          Mon., Jan. 14     Remind students of admiration essay due January 24.  Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker.  Introduce background to The Miracle Worker and start reading together in class.

                                          Tues., Jan. 15    Review vocab words from The Miracle Worker and background information.  Continue reading Act I of The MIracle Worker.

                                          Wed., Jan. 16     Finish reading Act I and quiz.

                                          Thurs., Jan.17    Begin reading Act II of The Miracle Worker.

                                          • Jan. 21-25, 2019

                                            Mon., Jan. 21    Remind students of admiration essays due Thurs., Jan. 24.  Finish reading Act I of The Miracle Worker and quiz.  Review vocab from the play.

                                            Tues., Jan. 22    Begin reading Act II of The Miracle Worker out loud in class.

                                            Wed., Jan. 23     Review Miracle Worker vocab.  Continue reading Act II of The Miracle Worker.

                                            Thurs., Jan. 24   Admiration Essays due.  Finish reading Act II and quiz.

                                            Fri., Jan. 25   Review Miracle Worker vocab.  Begin Reading Act III of The Miracle Worker.

                                            • Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019

                                              Mon., Jan. 28    Finish reading Act III of The Miracle Worker in class and take quiz.

                                              Tues., Jan. 29    Watch the video on the life of Helen Keller.

                                              Wed., Jan. 30    Take 100 point test on The Miracle Worker.

                                              Thurs., Jan. 31    Watch The Miracle Worker video.

                                              Fri., Feb. 1   Finish watching The Miracle Worker video.

                                              • Feb. 4-8, 2019

                                                Mon., Feb. 4  Begin video of The Miracle Worker.

                                                Tues., Feb. 5   Rewrites of admiration essays due.  Continue video of The Miracle Worker.

                                                Wed., Feb. 6    Finish video of The Miracle Worker and introduce the novel Until They Bring the Streetcars Back.  

                                                Thurs., Feb. 7  Review historical background for Until They Bring the Streetcars Back.  Assign pp. 1-18 from Streetcars for Friday.

                                                Fri., Feb. 8   Discuss pp. 1-18 and assign pp. 19-44 for Monday.


                                                • Feb. 11-14, 2019

                                                  Mon., Feb. 11   Take quiz on Streetcars through p. 71.  Assign pp. 72-98 for Tuesday.

                                                  Tues., Feb. 12   Discuss pp. 72-98 from Streetcars.  Assign pp. 99-129 for Wednesday.

                                                  Wed., Feb. 13    Discuss pp. 99-129.  Assign pp. 130-158 for Thursday.

                                                  Thurs., Feb. 14  Discuss pp. 130-158.  Assign pp. 159-188 for Tuesday.

                                                  • February 19-22, 2019

                                                    Tues., Feb.19   Quiz on Streetcars.  Assign pp. 189-220 for Wednesday.

                                                    Wed., Feb. 20    Discuss pp. 189-220.  Assign pp. 221-249 for Thursday.

                                                    Thurs., Feb. 21  Discuss pp. 221-249.  Read article on Stanley Gordon West.  Assign pp. 250-274 for Friday

                                                    Fri., Feb. 22   Discuss ending of the novel and take 100 point test on Streetcars.

                                                    • Feb. 25-March 1, 2019

                                                      Mon., Feb. 25  MAP reading testing.

                                                      Tues., Feb. 26  Finish MAP testing.  Read student admiration essays if time permits.

                                                      Wed., Feb. 27   Finish reading essays.  Introduce Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet.

                                                      Thurs., Feb. 28  Watch intro to Shakespeare videos.

                                                      Fri., March 1  Review Shakespeare into and read the prologue together in class.

                                                      • March 4-6, 2019

                                                        Mon., March 4  Review Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, and the Globe Theater.  Begin reading Act I of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                        Tues., March 6   Continue reading Act I out loud in class.

                                                        Wed., March 7    Continue Act I

                                                        • March 11-15, 2019

                                                          Mon., March 11   Finish Act I of Romeo and Juliet and quiz.  Begin Act II.

                                                          Tues., March 12    Continue reading Act II of Romeo and Juliet out loud in class.

                                                          Wed., March 13     Finish reading Act II and quiz if time permits.

                                                          Thursday, March 14  Watch Shakespeare video.

                                                          Fri., March 15    Begin reading Act III of Romeo and Juliet.

                                                          • March 18-22, 2019

                                                            Mon., March 18    Begin reading Act III of Romeo and Juliet together in class.

                                                            Tues., March 19   Continue reading Act III

                                                            Wed., March 20   Finish Act III and quiz.  Begin reading Act IV if time permits

                                                            Thurs., March 21   Finish reading Act IV and quiz.

                                                            Fri., March 22    Introduce final essay of the school year, due Tuesday, April 2.

                                                            • March 25-29, 2019

                                                              Mon., March 25    Read Act V of Romeo and Juliet.  Remind students of essay due April 2 (March 28 for 10 bonus points).

                                                              Tues., March 26   100 point test on Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              Wed., March 27   Franco Zeffirelli 's Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              Thurs., March 28   Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              Fri., March 29   Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet.

                                                              • April 1-5, 2019

                                                                Mon., April 1      Frank Sentwali, spoken word performance poet

                                                                Tues., April 2      Frank Sentwali, spoken word performance poet

                                                                Wed., April 3      Frank Sentwali, spoken word performance poet

                                                                Thurs., April 4    Frank Sentwali, spoken word peformance poet

                                                                Fri., April 5          Frank Sentwali, spoken word performance poet

                                                                • April 8-12, 2019

                                                                  Mon., April 8    Group Spoken Word Poems with COMPAS writer Frank Sentwali.

                                                                  Tues., April 9   Work with Frank.

                                                                  Wed., April 10     Work with Frank.

                                                                  Thurs., April 11  Work with Frank.

                                                                  Fri., April 12   Performance of Spoken Word Group Poems.

                                                                  • April 15-18, 2019

                                                                    Mon., April 15   Shakespeare Articles Assignment

                                                                    Tues., April 16   Introduce To Kill a Mockingbird. Assign chapters 1 and 2 for Wednesday.

                                                                    Wed., April 17   Discuss chapters 1 and 2. Assign chapters 3 and 4 for Thursday.

                                                                    Thurs., April 18   Discuss chapters 3 and 4. Assign chapters 5, 6, and 7 for Tuesday.


                                                                    • April 23-26, 2019

                                                                      Tues., April 23     Discuss chapters 5, 6, and 7 from Mockingbird. Assign chapters 8 and 9 for Wednesday.

                                                                      Wed., April 24    Quiz on Mockingbird through chapter 9. Assign chapters 10 and 11 for Thursday.

                                                                      Thurs., April 25    Discuss chapters 10 and 11. Assign chapters 12 and 13 for Friday.

                                                                      Fri., April 26    Quiz on Mockingbird through chapter 13. Assign chapters 14 and 15 for Monday.

                                                                      • April 29-May 3, 2019

                                                                        Mon., April 29    Discuss chapters 14 and 15 from To Kill a Mockingbird. Assign chapters 16 and 17 for Tuesday.

                                                                        Tues., April 30    Discuss chapters 16 and 17. Assign chapters 18 and 19 for Wednesday. Quiz on Mockingbird Tuesday or Wednesday.

                                                                        Wed., May 1     Discuss chapters 18 and 19. Assign chapters 20, 21, and 22 for Thursday.

                                                                        Thurs., May 2   Discuss chapters 20, 21, and 22. Assign chapters 23 and 24 for Friday.

                                                                        Fri., May 3    Discuss chapters 23 and 24.  Assign chapters 25, 26, and 27 for Monday.

                                                                        • May 6-10, 2019

                                                                          Mon., May 6    Quiz through chapter 27 of Mockingbird. Finish the novel for Tuesday.

                                                                          Tues., May 7   Final Mockingbird discussion. Background in context video on Mockingbird.

                                                                          Wed., May 8    100 point test on Mockingbird. Begin Mockingbird video.

                                                                          Thurs., May 9  Continue Mockingbird video.

                                                                          Fri., May 10  Continue Mockingbird video.

                                                                          • May 13-17, 2019

                                                                            Mon., May 13   Continue watching To Kill a Mockingbird.

                                                                            Tues., May 14  Finish Mockingbird video. Read sample student essays.

                                                                            Wed., May 15    Finish reading sample student essays.

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

                                                                            Fri., May 17     Discuss pp. 1-27 and assign 28-58 for Monday.

                                                                            • May 20-24, 2019

                                                                              Monday, May 20  Discuss pp. 28-58 from Racing in the Rain.  Assign pp. 59-88 for Tuesday. 

                                                                              Tuesday, May 21  Discuss pp. 59-88.  Assign pp. 89-125 for Wednesday.

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

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

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

                                                                              • May 28-30, 2019

                                                                                Tues., May 28   Final Tues/Thurs Vocab Test.  Discuss pages 193-221 from Racing in the Rain.  Assign pp. 222-252 for Wednesday.

                                                                                Wed.,  May 29    Discuss pp. 222-251 and assign the remainder of the novel for Thursday.

                                                                                Thurs., May 30   100 point test on Racing in Rain.