Weekly outline

  • 9 January - 15 January

    Monday - Students will read "The Death of Santa Claus" and identify poet's use of imagery, simile, as well as the author's purpose.

    - Use Thesis Generator concept to write a well-crafted THESIS on poet Charles Webb's "The Death of Santa Claus.

    Homework - STUDENTS MUST BRING HOLT TEXT TO CLASS TOMORROW;

    Tuesday - Students will discuss Vocabtoons and

    - will write an intro paragraph of an analysis of "The Death of Santa Claus" (THESIS creation practice)

    - take Cornell Notes on Symbolism/Allegory

    - begin reading "Through the Tunnel" p. 401/ Do. p. 409 #1-6(Complete Sentences)

    Homework - Select a 3rd Quarter Novel to read.

    Wednesday - Students will do Vocabtoon ORTHODOX and

    - take quiz on "Through the Tunnel"

    Homework - Select a 3rd Quarter Novel to read.

    Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon FAWN and

    - read/discuss Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry" and accompanying handout.  

    Friday - Students will do Vocabtoon LETHARGY and read quietly (SSR) for 25 participation points.

    Homework - N/A

  • 16 January - 22 January

    Monday - MLK Day - No School

    Tuesday - Students will do Vocabtoon MASTICATE and

    - read Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Day."

    - identify speaker, situation, use of symbols

    Homework - SQs on Frost's poems "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Day" and "After Apple Picking."  Study Vocabtoons; Read novel.  Work on creative Short Story.

    Wednesday - Students will do Vocabtoon ARCHAIC and

    - review "After Apple-Picking" poem (see handout)

    Homework - Write Draft One of Short Story; Study Vocabtoons; Read novel. 

    Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon GAZEBO and

    - Write an in-class essay analyzing Frost's "After Apple Picking."

    Homework - Study Vocabtoons; Read novel. 

    Friday - Students will do Vocabtoon ABHOR and

    - turn in their Short Stories (25).

    - read silently (SSR = 25 pts.)

    Homework - Review Symbolism/Allegory Notes; Study Vocabtoons; Read novel.  

  • 23 January - 29 January

    Monday - Students will do Vocabtoon PLIGHT and

    - take Cornell Notes on Edgar Allan Poe's life, his use of symbolism, allegory, allusion, and gothic elements in writing.

    Homework - Read "The Black Death" on pages 429-430.

    Tuesday - Students will do Vocabtoon CALLOW (Exam Friday words 1-70) and

    - read Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" and answer questions 1-10 on page 431. 

    Homework - Study Vocabtoons; Complete SQs 1-10 on "The Masque of the Red Death"

    Wednesday - Students will do Vocabtoon EUPHONIOUS and

    - turn in SQs on "The Masque of the Red Death" and take quiz on "The Masque of the Red Death"

    - receive 1st look drafts of short story.

    Homework -  MAJOR Vocabtoon Exam Friday;  Final, revised draft of Short Story due Monday (120).

    Thursday - Students will review Vocabtoons 1-70 and work on short story.

    Homework - Vocabtoon 1-70 Test.   Short Story due Monday (120).

    Friday - Students will take Vocabtoon exam 1-70 and

    - read quietly

    Homework - Short Story due Monday (120).

  • 6 February - 12 February

    Monday - Students will do Vocabtoon BUCOLIC and

    - work on Rough Draft of Short Story Analysis

    Homework - Independent Reading - due 3/2/12; Test tomorrow - wrap up symbolism and allegory

    Tuesday - Students will do Vocabtoon AFFIDAVIT and

    - test on Symbolism and Allegory

    - Cornell Notes on Ch. 7 - Imagery

    - Turn in R/D on Short Story Analysis

    Homework - Ind. Reading

    Wednesday - Students will do Vocabtoon ABSTRUSE and

    - read the poem "Same Song" on page 461 and answer SQs 1-6, 8 and 9 on page 464 (?)

    Homework - Ind. Reading; Complete "Same Song" SQs

    Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon OBLIQUE - and

    - take practice CAHSEE exam

    - receive handout on Short Story Analysis/Turnitin.com directions

    Homework -

    Friday - Students will do Vocabtoon DILEMMA - and

    - SSR

    Homework - Final Typed MLA-formatted essay on short story analysis due Tuesday

    • 13 February - 19 February

      Monday - Students will do Vocabtoon - VERTIGO

      - Take Cornell Notes on Figurative Language - page 477-478

      - Read M. Scott Momaday's "Simile" on page 479 and answer #1-3 and "Writing" on page 481

      HOMEWORK - Short Story analysis due Tomorrow.  Must be submitted to turnitin.com

      Tuesday - Students will review Vocabtoons and

      - read Emily Dickinson's "Heart, we will forget him" - on page 487; do # 1, 2, 4, 7 on page 492.

      Homework - Analyze Emily Dickinson's "I taste a liquor never brewed" (handout).  Answer # 1-4 on clean sheet of paper. 

      Wednesday - Students will take Vocabulary test 1-80 (150 points)

      Homework - N/A

      Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon - INTERVENE

      - review end punctuation by doing Warriner's Review Ex. A, B, and C on page 510-513.

      Homework - Bring a Novel to read tomorrow

      Friday -  review end punctuation exercises from Warriner's

      - SSR (25 points)

      Homework - 

      • 20 February - 26 February

        Monday - President's Day-No school.  Honor Presidents Lincoln and Washington.  Learn about them.  This is a day for honoring great American heroes - not just buying discount furniture.

        Tuesday - Students will do Vocabtoon - STUPEFY and

        - Review Active and Passive sentence constructions

        - Read/Analyze Emily Dickinson's poem "I Taste a Liquor never Brewed"

        Homework - Questions 1, 2, 4 on Dickinson's poem "I Taste a Liquor never Brewed"; Ind. Reading due 3/6

        Wednesday - Students will do Vocabtoon - BLEAK - and

        -  Take Cornell Notes on sonnets, quatrians, couplets and read Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"

        - answer SQs 2-9 after Shakespeare's poem (page 495)

        Homework - Ind. Reading now due March 6th; Complete work on Shakespeare 

        Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon - AJAR - and

        - take a quiz on  Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" 

        - receive Handout on I-Search-a-Word Research Paper

        Homework - Ind. Reading now due March 6th; Bring novel to class for Friday SSR.  Buy 30 Index cards (3x5)

        Friday - Students will read silently 

        Homework - Reading now due March 6th; Buy 30 Index cards (3x5)

        • 27 February - 4 March

          Monday - Students will do Vocabtoon DEMUR

          - Preview Research Paper. bib card, note card formatting

          - Preview Ind. Reading Project due 3/6 (10% of grade)

          Homework - Bring 30 or more 3x5 index cards to school tomorrow (25)

          Tuesday - Students will do Vocabtoon CATHARSIS

          - check index cards

          - Continue Poetry Cornell Notes w/"Sounds of Poetry" on pages 503-505 

          - Read "Ex-Basketball Player" on page 524 and do SQs 1-6 that follow the poem (due Thursday)

          Homework - Meet in library tomorrow for Day One of the 300 Point I-Search-a-Word Research Paper

          Wednesday - Research in Library (10 points a day - simply for proper behavior!)

          Homework - N/A

          Thursday - Students will do Vocabtoon   and

          - turn in work on "Ex-Basketball Player"

          - take the 3rd Quarter Benchmark Writing Exam

          Homework - Meet in library tomorrow for Day Two of the 300 Point I-Search-a-Word Research Paper

          Friday - Research in Library (10 points a day - simply for proper behavior!)

          Homework - Public Library research if you are behind.  Librarians will help you.  That is what they do.

        • 5 March - 11 March

          Monday - Library - Final Research Day; Bib Cards due (35)

          Homework - Research Paper

          Tuesday - Vocabtoon - DOMAIN

          Draft I-Search-A-Word Essay

          Homework - Research Paper

          Wednesday - Vocabtoon - CANDOR

          Draft I-Search-A-Word Essay

          Homework - Research Paper

          Thursday - Vocabtoon - AFTERMATH

          Draft I-Search-A-Word Essay; Create Works Cited Page; Note Cars due (35)

          Homework - Research Paper

          Friday - Draft I-Search-A-Word Essay and Works Cited Page

          Homework - Research Paper R/D due Monday (30)

          • 12 March - 18 March

            Monday - Final Re-Cap on Research Paper

            Homework - Research Paper

            Tuesday - CAHSEE

            Homework - Research Paper

            Wednesday - CAHSEE

            Homework - Research Paper

            Thursday - Flex Day

            - Final wrap up for Research Paper (300)

            - Preview 1-90 Vocabtoon Exam

            Homework - I-Search-a-Word Research Paper (300) due.  NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Prepare for 1-90 Vocabtoon Exam

            Friday - Turn in Research Paper (300)

            - Take 1-90 Vocabtoon Exam

            Homework - Enjoy your Break

          • 19 March - 25 March

            SPRING BREAK
            • 2 April - 8 April

              Monday - Vocabtoon - BIZARRE

              - Read "Synonyms and Connotations" - page 631 of Holt.  Do the assignment.

              - Read Non fiction look at Vietnam - pages 632-641; do pg. 642 - Reading Check (1-4) and Test Practice (#1-8)

              Homework - Independent Reading - select a 4th Qtr. Book to read

              Tuesday - Vocabtoon - LAX

              - W/S review - simple subjects and parts of speech

              - Read "The Sword in the Stone" - pg. 645-647 and do p. 649 #1-6;8

              Homework - Complete "The Sword in the Stone" assignment; Independent Reading - select a 4th Qtr. Book to read

              Wednesday - Vocabtoon - CIRCA

              - Read "The Magic Happened" on page 648.  Answer "Writing" on page 649.  Brief Essay.  Turn in w/ previous night's "Sword" homework.

              Homework - Complete "The Sword in the Stone" assignment; Independent Reading - select a 4th Qtr. Book to read

              Homework - Independent Reading - select a 4th Qtr. Book to read; Quiz on "Sword/Stone" and "Magic" 

              Thursday - Vocabtoon - PIED

              - Quiz on "Sword/Stone" and "Magic" (20) 

              - Spelling rules review (Warriner's)

              Homework - Independent Reading - select a 4th Qtr. Book to read.  MUST BRING NOVEL TO CLASS TOMORROW FOR 25 PTS.

              Friday - Vocabtoon - HERBICIDE

              - Read "The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake" - page 651 - 656 and "The Romance" - page 657.

              - Do SQs on page 658 #s 1-3, 5-7

              Homework - Independent Reading; Expect quiz on "The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake" - and "The Romance" on Monday.

              • 9 April - 15 April

                Monday - Vocabtoon - MELANCHOLY

                - Students will review "The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake" and take 20 point quiz.

                - Read background information and the Greek myth "Theseus" on pages 660-670. Do page 670 #1-10 in complete sentences.

                Homework - Independent Reading; Complete page 670 #1-10 in complete sentences.

                Tuesday - Vocabtoon - ANTERIOR - Last word of year . . . . maybe!

                - Students will take quiz on the Greek myth "Theseus" 

                - receive handout on Compare-Contrast essay assignment (King Athur and Theseus).  See attached.

                - Begin video on Shakespeare's life and times (complete worksheet - 46 points)

                Homework - Draft thesis (controlling idea) for Compare-Contrast essay.  Independent Reading.  100 Vocabtoon Test on THURSDAY!!

                Wednesday - Vocabtoon Review

                - Shakespeare Video

                Homework - R/D of Compare-Contrast essay due tomorrow.  See attached for points and rules and regs.

                Thursday - Vocabtoon Bonanza Test Preview - 200-point-100-word-fun-filled words!!  Test will be given Friday, April 20th.  Be ready. 

                - Shakespeare Video

                - Teacher will check R/Ds of Compare-Contrast essay.  40 points.

                Homework - Final Draft of Compare-Contrast essay due Monday.  MLA and QHHS submission rules apply.

                Friday - Read "Sirgud, The Dragon Slayer" - pg. 674-685;  Do pg. 687 # 1-10.

                Homework - Independent Reading;  FINAL DRAFT of King Arthur-Theseus Compare-Contrast essay.

              • 16 April - 22 April

                Monday - Students will turn in Final Compare-Contrast essay on King Arthur and Thesus.

                - Take Cornell Notes (attached) on Shakespeare's Theater and background information on Julius Caesar (pages 741-753).  30 points.

                Homework - Independent Reading; Complete Cornell Notes by Friday (30);  200 POINT VOCABULARY EXAM ON FRIDAY!

                Tuesday - CST TESTING

                Wednesday - CST TESTING

                Thursday - CST TESTING

                Friday - 200 POINT VOCABULARY EXAM!

                Homework - Independent Reading!

              • 23 April - 29 April

                Monday - Students will add to their Cornell Notes w/a Powerpoint on the life of Julius Caesar

                - Students will receive Act I SQs

                Homework - Independent Reading

                Tuesday - Students will begin reading The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

                - Work on Act I SQs

                Homework - Julius Caesar SQs - Act I.  Prepare for Open Note Quiz on Friday.  Independent Reading due May 14. 

                Wednesday - Students will finish Act I of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

                Homework - Julius Caesar SQs - Act I.  Prepare for Open Note Quiz on Thursday.  Independent Reading due May 14. 

                Thursday - Students will continue with Act II of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

                - Complete Vocabulary Development: Recognizing Puns (page 781).  15 points.

                Homework - Julius Caesar SQs - Act I.  Independent Reading due May 14. 

                Friday - Students will take a quiz on the Intro Notes and Act I of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

                - Students will sign up for Oral Presentations from Julius Caesar

                - Complete Act II of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

                Homework - Julius Caesar SQs - Act II.  Independent Reading due May 14. 

              • 30 April - 6 May

                Monday - Students will continue reading Julius Caesar - Act II

                - Complete Study Questions

                Homework - Independent Reading

                Tuesday - Students will continue reading Julius Caesar - Act II, III

                - Complete Study Questions

                Homework - Independent Reading

                Wednesday - Students will continue reading Julius Caesar - Act III

                - Complete Study Questions

                Homework - Independent Reading

                Thursday - Students will complete Act III of Julius Caesar 

                - identify the climax of the play

                - View film version of Marlon Brando as Marc Antony giving his funeral oration.

                - sign up for extra credit readings from the play (May 8th).  Up to 50 EC points for a well spoken presentation of 15+ lines.  See handout.

                - Complete Act III Study Questions

                Homework - Take care of Independent Reading. Act III SQs due.

                Friday - Students receive Act IV in a Nutshell handout and Act V SQs.

                - Watch Julius Caesar video.

                Homework - Independent Reading; Act V SQs.  Students should read the end of the play by Monday and be prepared for a quiz on the entire play Monday.

              • 14 May - 20 May

                Monday - Students will play review game of Julius Caesar Jeopardy

                to prepare for Julius Caesar M/C exam (100) tomorrow.

                - prepare for the Trial Of Brutus

                Homework - Independent Reading; prepare for the Trial Of Brutus

                Tuesday - Students will discuss Independent Reading Project and

                - take M/C exam on Julius Caesar

                - prepare for the Trial Of Brutus

                Homework - Independent Reading Project and Trial Of Brutus written work

                Wednesday - Trial Of Brutus for the Killing of Julius Caesar.

                Homework - Independent Reading Project and Trial Of Brutus written work

                Thursday -Trial Of Brutus for the Killing of Julius Caesar.

                Homework - Independent Reading Project and Trial Of Brutus written work

                Friday - Students try Brutus for the Killing of Julius Caesar. Jury will reach verdict today.

                - Vocabtoon Review (Final Exam = 100 words)

                Homewok - Final Exam Preparation; Independent Reading

              • 21 May - 27 May

                Monday - Collect Independent Reading Assignment

                - Julius Caesar written test (Timed Essay = 120 pts)

                Homework - Prepare for Final Exam - a Final Exam Study guide should be printed out and employed as a study guide

                Tuesday - Final Exam Prep

                Homework - Prepare for Final Exam - a Final Exam Study guide should be printed out and employed as a study guide

                Wed, Th., Fri. - FINAL EXAMS

                Homework - Have fun, but make smart decisions.  Always remember - WWMMD.