Weekly outline

  • General


    Welcome to Mr. Toohey's English 11 Class!

    ptoohey@avhsd.org

  • 10 August - 16 August

    Monday:

    Overview of class

    Tuesday:

    Notes on syntax and semantics (see PowerPoint listed below);

    Handout: Banned Words and Phrases (the list is posted in the "welcome" box at the top of this page); 

    Handout: practice sentences for eliminating banned words (see below).

    Wednesday:

    Discuss vocabulary (see vocabulary handout below); review yesterday's practice sentences.

    Thursday:

    Read "The Pedestrian," by Ray Bradbury (link to story, below); answer questions, write paragraph (see below);

    Notes on eliminating "because" (see below);

    Friday:

    discuss plot, notes on plot (see powerpoint below)

    Assign: Plot graph for "The Pedestrian," due Monday

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    Handouts for the week:
  • 17 August - 23 August

    Monday:
    Notes on setting;
    Eliminating "because";
    Assign: Read "Encounters and Foundations to 1800," due Thursday.

    Tuesday:

    Notes on nouns;

    Holt Handbook (grammar book): p. 2 -- Identify all the nouns in the diagnostic preview; we will review this Thursday

    Wednesday:

    Vocab Quiz #1 -- remember, there may be other items on the test; anything we have covered in class up till now is fair game for the test!

    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP -- see details below if interested

    Thursday:

    Review nouns from Tuesday;

    Brief notes on collective and compound nouns;

    Do "Review A" in grammar book -- add to previous work; this is collected at the end of class today.

    Friday:

    Brief outline from "Encounters" -- Puritanism (see below);

    Read in class "Upon the Burning of Our House"; answer questions 1-4, 6, 7 (p. 30), and "Writing: Trials and Tribulations," due Monday;

    Book checkout: The Crucible;

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    Handouts for the week:
  • 24 August - 30 August

    Monday:

    Review "Upon the Burning of Our House," assigned last Friday; collect;

    Assign: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," p. 45, questions 1-7.

    Notes on pronouns (see below);

    Assign The Crucible, Act I due Friday

    Tuesday:

    Review "Sinners," assigned yesterday;

    Homework due tomorrow: Find 3 similes/metaphors in "Sinners in the Hands..."; Label them as either similes and metaphors;

    Active and passive voice: notes (see below) and assignment (due Thursday -- see below);

    Wednesday:

    Similes/metaphors (from yesterday) due today;

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

     Review active and passive voice (see below);

    Video: The Salem Witch Trials

    Friday:

     Due today: The Crucible, Act I -- if you have not yet checked out a book, there is a link below that will take you to an online version of the text. It is the same as the books we checked out, except for the parts in blue listed as "In Other Words." You can read those if you like, but it is not necessary.

    Act II due next Friday.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 31 August - 6 September

    Monday:

    Labor Day -- no school!

    Tuesday:

    Character analysis after Act I (see below);

    Due Friday: Act II in The Crucible

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary Quiz; new vocabulary

    Thursday:

    Review characters from Tuesday's assignment; collect

    Friday:

    The Crucible Act II study guide (see below);

    Additional writing assignment (see below);

    Due Monday: read The Crucible Act II, scene 2. This is located in the appendix -- at the BACK of the book.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 7 September - 13 September

    Monday:

    SRI testing in library. Meet in the classroom first.

    Tuesday:

    The Crucible Act II, scene 2 due today;

    on a sheet of paper, describe Abigail as you see her at the end of Act II.

    • Then, read the appendix.
    • Explain how the appendix might make someone view Abigail differently
    • Explain how someone might view the play differently
    • Explain why Arthur Miller, who wrote The Crucible, might have decided to omit this second scene from the play after initially including it.
    • This is due today.
    Assign: Act III due Friday;

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz / New vocabulary words

    Thursday:

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    Friday:

    Act III in The Crucible due today;


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    Handouts for the week:

  • 14 September - 20 September

    Monday:

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    The Crucible Act IV due tomorrow

    Tuesday:

    Review Act IV;

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz / New vocabulary

    Thursday:

    The Crucible story review -- Jeopardy;

    Class projects -- explained and assigned. Note these presentations are not necessarily for everyone, though everyone will do a presentation sometime this semester. General directions are posted in the  "Welcome" box at the top of this page. Note that some of your projects may have additional directions in addition to the general directions above.

    Friday:

    Crucible Jeopardy!

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 21 September - 27 September

    Monday:

    Essay directions, begin rough draft (see below) -- you will choose ONE of the five topics and write on it;
    Thesis statement due today

    Tuesday:

    Handout: Paper outline (see below); due Thursday

    Assign: Body paragraph #1, due Thursday. Take one of your "reasons" from your paper outline and turn it into a body paragraph, rough draft only.

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz / new vocabulary;

    Some notes on writing body paragraphs (see example body paragraph, below);

    Thursday:

    Outlines due, along with body paragraph;

    Work on essays;

    Friday:

    Paragraphs, outlines returned;

    Introductions, conclusions;

    Work on papers

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 28 September - 4 October

    Monday:

    MLA formatting (see handout below);

    Tuesday:

    Turnitin.com demonstration

    Info:

    • Per. 2:  Class ID: 8749300        password: period2
    • Per. 3:  Class ID: 8749304        password: period3

    (Note: do NOT put a space in the password between the word and the number)

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz/ new vocabulary;

     ESSAYS DUE TODAY! Please make sure they have been submitted to Turnitin.com, and that you give me a hard copy as well.

    Vocab. due next week:

    egalitarian.......egregious

    goad..............peruse

    nebulous.........irrevocable

    belabor...........beleaguered

    grate..............consecrate

    Thursday:

    Sentence or fragment -- read in grammar book (in class) p. 31-32, then do Oral Practice (just write "sentence" or "fragment") on p. 32;

    Read p. 33-37, then do exercise 1 on p. 37; Always write out sentences unless I tell you otherwise.

    Friday:

    Review yesterday's work.

    Notes on direct and indirect objects (see below);

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 5 October - 11 October

    Monday:

    Quick notes on predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives (see below); Notes also on sentence classifications: exclamatory, declarative, imperative, and interrogative;

    In grammar book, do Ex. 4 (as a class) on p. 46 and Review C on p. 47-48 (change #8 from "objective complement" to "direct object"); due tomorrow

     Tuesday:

    >Review sentences from yesterday;

    Read Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention," p. 79 in textbook, and answer questions 1-5, 7, 8. This is due in class today.

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary -- expect questions covering direct objects, indirect objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and the four sentence classifications.

    Thursday:

    QUIZ: review DO, IO, PN, and PA;

    Assign: due tomorrow: "from The Interesting Narrative of the Life...," "Phillis Wheatley," and "Honoring African Heritage," starting at p. 51, and answer questions 1-9.

    Friday:

    All School Picture -- not sure if we will be meeting.


    +++ End of Quarter 1 +++

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 12 October - 18 October

    Monday:

    Prepositions (and notes -- see below);

    Assign: Write out a sentence using each of the 53 prepositions listed. Sentences can be brief, but you must make sure you are using the prepositions as prepositions, not as some other part of speech. Underline all prepositional phrases.

    Tuesday:

    Notes on Romanticism;

    Redo some of the prepositional phrases from yesterday -- underline the prepositional phrases (this was in the directions)

    Assign: read "Thanatopsis," p. in textbook, and answer questions 1-7. This is due Thursday.

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz; new vocabulary

     Assign: Choose two prepositions, one showing direction or location, and one not showing either. Write each preposition in a phrase. Then, draw a picture showing the prepositional phrase. You will present these tomorrow in class.

    Thursday:

    Review "Thanatopsis," assigned Tuesday;

    Review prepositions and conjunctions;

    Assign: "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls," p.171, and answer questions 1-8 on p. 177. Due tomorrow.

    Friday:

    Review: "The Tide Rises,..." from yesterday;

    Homework: read "The Devil and Tom Walker," p. 151 in your textbook, and answer questions 2-9 on p. 162, and then the "writing" topic listed on p. 163.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 19 October - 25 October

    Monday:

    Notes: alliteration, assonance, consonance (see below);

    Read "The Raven," by Edgar Allan Poe;

    Find examples of alliteration, assonance, and consonance in "The Raven"

    Tuesday:

    Review "The Raven," answer questions 1, 3-7 in text;

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

    "Nature" and "Self-Reliance," in textbook; answer questions 2-5 ("Nature") and 1-4 ("Self-Reliance")

    Friday:

    Choose any of the Romantic stories or poems we have read so far:

    • ·"Thanatopsis”
    • ·"The Devil and Tom Walker”
    • ·"The Raven”
    • ·"From Self Reliance
    • ·"From Nature

    Review your notes on American Romanticism. Giving examples, explain how the selection is an example of Romanticism. Due today.

    Homework: Read "The Pit and the Pendulum,” p. 255, and answer questions 2-5; due Monday


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    Handouts for the week:

  • 26 October - 1 November

    Monday:

    Read in class: "Because I Could Not Stop For Death," p. 347 (1-5, 8, 9); "I Heard a Fly Buzz -- When I Died," p. 349 (1-5, 7) ; and "Much Madness Is Divinest Sense," p. 350 (1-3).

    Tuesday:

    Review poems assigned yesterday;

    Notes on Realism;

    Assign: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County," p. 459, questions 1-6, 9, 10; due Thursday.

    Wednesday:

    vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary;

    Bring your ID! We will be checking out Adventures of Huckleberry Finn today.

    Thursday:

    "Review "Jumping Frog";

    Video: Mark Twain biography;

    Assign: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, chapters 1-5, due Monday.

    Friday:

    "The Boys' Ambition" -- read in class; questions are on the handout

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 2 November - 8 November

    Monday:

     Due: Huckleberry Finn,  ch. 1-5;

    Journal Response #1:

    1. List the main characters who appear in these first five chapters. What is your initial impression of each character? Find some quote or line in the text that sums up your image of each character.
    2. What are superstitions? Define "superstition” in your own words. Are there superstitions you or someone you know believe in? After examining them a little, do you think superstitions are based on logic or emotion? Maybe based on something else? Explain your answer in detail.

    Assign: Huckleberry Finn, ch. 6-10, due Thursday;

     

    Tuesday:

    Find the answers to the following questions:

    1. Where does the Mississippi River start?

    2. Where does it end?

    3. How long is it?

    4. Which states is it connected with?

    5. Which of those states fought for the North and which for the South in the Civil War?

    6. How does it rank among the world's longest rivers?

    7. What major rivers feed into it?

    8. What is the biggest (by population) city on the river?

    9. Which is the most populous state that connects with the river?

    10. How wide is the river at its widest point?

    10.

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz; new vocabulary


    Thursday:

     Due:  Huck Finn, ch. 6-10;

    Reading Journal #2:

    Describe Huck's relationship to Pap. What actions of both characters can you point to that justify your response? Next, describe Huck's relationship to Jim. What actions of both characters can you point to that justify your response?

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 11-15, due Monday;

     Friday:

     Read chapter seven from Tom Sawyer (handout);Then, answer questions.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 9 November - 15 November

    Monday:

     Due: Huck Finn, ch. 11-15;

    Huck Finn Reading Journal #3:

    In chapters 11-15, find where Huck talks about a "lesson" he learned from Pap. Discuss what that says about Pap. Also, Jim teaches Huck a lesson as well. What is it, and what does it say about Jim? Compare Pap's lesson to Jim's. What does the comparison indicate about both characters?

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 16-20, due Thursday

    Tuesday:

    Veterans' Day -- no school

     

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz / new vocabulary

     

    Thursday:

     Due:  Huck Finn, ch. 16-20;

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 21-28, Due Monday

    Huck Finn Reading Journal #4:

    "...For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards the others."

      • What prompts Huck to say this?
      • If the river and the raft are metaphors, what are they metaphors for? How does this quote fit in with those metaphors?
    Huck Finn Study Guide Questions, chapters 16-20:

    1. Explain the struggle Huck has regarding Jim.
    2. How does Huck fend off the slave hunters?
    3. What happens to Huck and Jim's raft?
    4. How do Jim and Huck know they've missed Cairo, and what does that mean to Jim?
    5. How are Huck and Jim separated?
    6. Explain the relationship between the Shepherdson family and the Grangerfords.
    7. Who is Miss Sophia, and what secret does she ask Huck to keep?
    8. Explain how Huck and Jim meet up again.
    9. Who are the King and the Duke?
    10. How do Huck and Jim feel about the King and the Duke?

    Friday:

    Bring your Huckleberry Finn books -- you will need them!

     In chapter 16, examine the extended quote that runs from Jim saying "Dah she is!" through to the paragraph beginning "I went into the wigwam." Do an extended analysis of what happens here, paying close attention to the feelings Huck struggles with. This is the first time we see Huck confront the "sin" of what he is doing.

    This is due today. Responses should be approximately one full page, hand-written.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 16 November - 22 November

    Monday:

    Due: Huck Finn, ch. 21-28;

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 29-33, due Thursday;

    Reading Journal #5:

    Explain what happens at the circus Huck attends. What is his final opinion of the show? Why do you think he feels that way? Is there some thematic connection between the story of the circus and any other events which occur in chapters 21-28?

    Tuesday:

     H.H., p. 360 -- on spelling; do up to 15e.

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

     

    Thursday:

     Due: Huck Finn, ch. 29-33; study guide questions below;

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 34-38, due Monday

    Reading Journal #6:

    Explain in detail "You can't pray a lie."

    Friday:

     Dangling / misplaced modifiers (see below);

     

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 23 November - 29 November


    • Thanksgiving week -- no school!

  • 30 November - 6 December

    Monday:

     Due: Huck Finn, ch. 34-38;

    Assign: Huck Finn, ch. 39-43, due Thursday

    Reading Journal #7:

    How does Huck feel about Tom's willingness to help steal Jim out of slavery? What do you suppose Tom's "reintroduction" in the novel is meant to signify, especially after all this time? Has Tom changed at all? Has Huck? Explain.

    Tuesday:

     Ch 34-38: find quotes that highlight either character or theme. Worksheet.

     

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary;

     

    Thursday:

     Huck Finn ch. 39-43 due today. This concludes the reading assignments. More still to come, though, so don't turn your books in!

     Reading journal #8:

    Why does Tom spend so much time trying to "free" Jim, when he already knows Jim is free? Explain how this shows a difference between Huck and Tom.

    Friday:

     Huckleberry Finn book cover jacket.

    Create a picture (not your book cover, not another version's book cover) that shows some important image from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This image will be the cover for your book. Also include author and title, as any book cover would.

    On the inside sleeves of the cover jacket and the back cover, include other information such as:

    • a brief summary of the story 9without giving anything away
    • a brief biography of the author
    • a list of other works from the author. You don't have to include everything, but it should include a decent list of the author's other works.

    This should be done in color.

     

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 7 December - 13 December

    Monday:

     Group Project #1: planning and preparation

     

    Tuesday:

     Group Project #1: Presentation

     

    Wednesday:

     Vocabulary Quiz #16; no new vocabulary until next semester!

     

    Thursday:

     Group Project #2: planning and preparation

     

    Friday:

     Group Project #2: Presentation

     

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    Handouts for the week:

    NO VOCABULARY DUE NEXT WEEK

  • 14 December - 20 December

    Finals schedule this week:

    Monday:

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    Tuesday:

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    Wednesday: FINALS Periods 1 & 2

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    Thursday: FINALS Periods 3 & 5

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    Friday: FINALS Periods 4 & 6

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  • 21 December - 27 December

    • Christmas Vacation
  • 28 December - 3 January

    • Christmas Vacation
  • 4 January - 10 January

    • Christmas Vacation
  • 11 January - 17 January

    Monday:

    Article: Read "Saying No to College." Answer the following questions:

    1. Explain the premise (argument) of the article.
    2. What examples does the article incorporate?
    3. While the article does seem to present both sides, which side does the article favor? How can you tell?
    4. Do you agree or disagree with that message? Why?

    Tuesday:

    Autobiographical Essay:

    Autobiographical Incident Prompt:

    Write an essay in which you tell about a significant incident from your past. This should be an incident which taught you something about yourself, which changed you in some way, or which is important to you for some reason. This incident should have taken place within a short period of time (probably 24 hours or less, from start to finish). Your essay should show what happened and should show why this incident is important to you.

    Wednesday:

    New vocabulary procedures (see below)

    Thursday:

    Editing your autobiographical essay:

    Count the words of your autobiographical essay. Then,

    1. take 10% of that number;
    2. cut that 10% from your paper. Find words or phrases that are not carrying their weight, and delete them. In some places you might be able to cut words and make no other changes. In other cases, you may need to cut words and rearrange some things to make your essay still make sense.
    3. Do not cut necessary ideas! This exercise is about editing your paper for filler/clutter to make your paper tighter, more concise.
    4. Highlight your changes on your rough draft (draft due today); rewrite paper.
    5. You will turn in both the edited draft and final draft
    6. Also, include some example of either assonance OR consonance OR alliteration. Underline the example (sentence) and label it, for the final draft.

    Friday:

    Rough drafts of autobiographical essays due today;

    Vocabulary presentations;

    Turnitin.com info:

    • Per. 2:  Class ID: 8749300        password: period2
    • Per. 3:  Class ID: 8749304        password: period3

    (Note: do NOT put a space in the password between the word and the number)

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  • 18 January - 24 January

    Monday:

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

    Tuesday:

    Final drafts due today;

    Vocabulary presentations, part 2;

    Assign: Read "The Moderns," p. 557, the introduction to the next section of your textbook; due Thursday

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz;

    Assign: read chapter 1 in The Great Gatsby, due Friday. Reading should be completed by the time you walk into class on Friday!

    Thursday:

    "The Moderns": class is put into groups to present various topics presented in the introduction to "The Moderns"

    • World War I
    • Women's Suffrage
    • The Roaring Twenties
    • The Great Depression
    • The American Dream
    • The Jazz Age
    • The Harlem Renaissance
    • Prohibition
    • Orson Welles and "The War of the Worlds”

    Presentations will be tomorrow;

    Chapter 1 in The Great Gatsby due tomorrow;

    Friday:

    Due: Chapter 1 in The Great Gatsby;

    Handout: The Great Gatsby, Ch. 1 (see below); this is due today in class;

    Chapter 2 due Tuesday.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 25 January - 31 January

    Monday:

    Vocabulary presentations;

    Discussion of Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby, including quotes;

    Chapter 2 due tomorrow

    Tuesday:

    >In library for "Healthy Kids" survey;

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary words assigned;

    Continue discussion of chapter 2 quotes from yesterday

    Thursday:

    Chapter 2 in The Great Gatsby due today;

    Examination of quotes, ch. 2 (see handout below) -- choose 3 of the six and explain their relevance in terms of plot, character, foreshadowing, close reading, or other.

    Assign: Chapter 3 in The Great Gatsby, due Friday;

    Friday:

    Assembly schedule

    Chapter 3 due today in The Great Gatsby;

    Handouts (see below) -- we will review these Monday

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 1 February - 7 February

    Monday:

    Review study guide for ch. 3, assigned last Friday;


    Assign: Gatsby Ch. 4 due tomorrow;

    Tuesday:

    Chapter 4 due in The Great Gatsby;

    Handout:  study guide and quotations for Ch. 4 (see below);

    Assign: Chapter 5 in The Great Gatsby, due Friday

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

    Video: The Great Gatsby

    Friday:

    Chapter 5 due today;

    In groups (your tables) find and analyze one quote from Ch. 5 in The Great Gatsby. Model your approach for both the quote and the analysis after what we have done with Gatsby quotes. Do not select quotes that are irrelevant to the story, or quotes that are too short (and therefore beyond analysis). We will go over these in class today.

    Assign Chapter 6 in The Great Gatsby, due Monday, Feb. 11th.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 8 February - 14 February

    Monday:

    Chapter 6 in Gatsby due today.

    Tuesday:

    Find the following in your novels:

    • ·Protagonist
    • ·Antagonist
    • ·Foreshadow
    • ·Foil character
    • ·Conflict
    • ·Flashback
    • ·Point of view (reliable / unreliable)

    Due Thursday


    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

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    Friday:

    Gatsby Chapter 7 due today;

    Gatsby Chapter 8 due Tuesday

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 15 February - 21 February

    Monday:

    Presidents' Day -- no school!

    Tuesday:

    Review quotes from Gatsby, Chapter 7;

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary Quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

    Chapter 8 in The Great Gatsby due today;
    Handouts (see below) -- study guide and journal, Chapter 8;

    Assign: Chapter 9, due tomorrow!

    Friday:

    The Great Gatsby, chapter 9 due today;

    In class: Answer the following prompts:

    1. What might Nick mean when he concludes, "This has been a story of the West after all--"?
    2. What is the meaning of the last paragraph -- actually the very last sentence -- of the book?

    Homework, due Tuesday:

    Write a paper discussing a theme of The Great Gatsby. Choose one of the following, or create one of your own:

    • The American Dream (realized or unrealized)
    • Significance of social status / class
    • The relentless march of time
    • Meaninglessness of life / death of God
    • Reality vs. illusion
    • other?

    When writing, ask yourself these questions:

    • What character is connected to my chosen theme?
    • What is the connection?
    • Where did I read about that?
    • Is this the best example I can think of?

    Papers must be typed, double-spaced, and 1.5 - 2 pages in length. paper must be submitted to turnitin.com (see info. below).

    • Per. 2: class ID:8749300   password: period2 (note: no space!)
    • Per. 3: class ID: 8749304   password: period3 (note: no space!)

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 22 February - 28 February

    Monday:

    Finish Gatsby film;

    Review quotes from Ch. 9 (student-generated); Finish off discussions of Ch. 9

    Tuesday:

    Close reading -- see handout below;

    Close reading assignment due Friday;

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary Quiz / new vocabulary

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    Thursday:

    The counselors will be in class to go over registration for next year. 

    The Great Gatsby art project (see below);

    Friday:

    Presentations of art projects from yesterday; you may return your Gatsby books after this is done.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 29 February - 6 March

    Monday:

    Read in class "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," p. 707, and answer questions 1-8;

    Homework due tomorrow:

    • Read "The Harlem Renaissance," p. 742, 743;
    • Read "Countee Cullen," p. 744, and the poems "Tableau" and "Incident" after it;
    • Answer questions 1-6 ("Tableau") and 1-4 ("Incident") on p. 748

    Tuesday:

    Review "The Harlem Renaissance" and Countee Cullen poems, assigned yesterday;

    Assign: Langston Hughes bio and works, p. 749-757; answer questions 1-6 / 1-5 on p. 758. Due Thursday

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary Quiz; new vocabulary words assigned.

    Thursday:

    Read in class: "Dust Tracks on a Road," p. 763, and answer questions 1-10 on p. 770. Due in class today;

    Friday:

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 7 March - 12 March

    Monday:

    Read in class "The Death of the Hired Man," p. 731, and answer questions 1-7 after;

    Assigned, due tomorrow: Read the introduction to the next section of your textbook, "Contemporary Literature," p. 791-809. This is due tomorrow;

    Tuesday:

    Notes on Verbals -- participles (see powerpoint below); see handout below for assignment

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / assign new vocabulary

    Assign: Read "from Night," textbook p. 816, and answer questions 1-10. Due Friday.

    Thursday:

    Notes on Verbals -- gerunds (see powerpoint below); see handout below for assignment

    Friday:

    >Notes on Verbals -- infinitives (see powerpoint below); see handout below for assignment

    >Review "Night," assigned Wednesday

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 14 March - 20 March

    Monday:

    Read "Game," p. 877, and the two articles which accompany it, and answer questions 3-9, 11. Due in class today.

    See you Thursday!

    Tuesday:

    >CAHSEE TESTING:

    • Period 2 go to room 106
    • Period 3 go to room 308

    Wednesday:

    >CAHSEE TESTING:

    • Period 2 go to room 106
    • Period 3 go to room 308

    Thursday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

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    Friday:

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 21 March - 27 March

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    Spring Break -- No school!

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  • 28 March - 3 April

    Monday:

    H.H.: Form of Modifiers, p. 210-216

    Review the information on these pages, and do the following exercises in class:

    • Ex. 1, p. 212
    • Oral practice, p. 215
    • Review A, p. 216

    This is collected today.

    Tuesday:

    H.H.: Comparison modifiers, p. 216-221

    Review the information on these pages, and do the following exercises in class:

    • Exercise 2, p. 219
    • Exercise 3, p. 220

    This is collected today.


    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary;

    New words:

    • politesse        gluttony
    • fraudulent      inverse
    • miscreant      expiate
    • verdant         paroxysm
    • bedlam         subordinate

    Thursday:

    H.H., p. 225, Review B and Review C -- modifier issues; review and collect

    Friday:

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 4 April - 10 April

    Monday:

    Do "Quickwrite" on p. 845;

    Read "The Arrogance and Cruelty of Power," p. 846-851 in textbook, and answer questions 1-7.

    Check out The Catcher in the Rye on Wednesday.

    Tuesday:

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    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary QUIZ / new vocabulary;

    Book check-out: Catcher in the Rye -- bring ID!

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    Thursday:

    Read in class "Everything Stuck to Him," p. 888, and answer questions 5-11 at the end.

    Read The Catcher in the Rye, chapters 1-4, by tomorrow. If you did not get a book, go HERE (click link) to find an online PDF file of it. It is easier to get your own copy, though!

    If link doesn't work, find it online. It is available in several places.

    Friday:

    Reading: The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 1-4 due today.


    handout: The Catcher in the Rye, chapters 1-4

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 11 April - 17 April

    Monday:

    Smarter Balanced Field Testing this week -- meet in Computer Lab 120

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    Tuesday:

    Smarter Balanced Field Testing this week -- meet in Computer Lab 120

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    Wednesday:

    Smarter Balanced Field Testing this week -- meet in my classroom, 305!

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    Thursday:

    Smarter Balanced Field Testing this week -- meet in Computer Lab 120

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    Friday:

    Smarter Balanced Field Testing this week -- meet in Computer Lab 120

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 18 April - 24 April

    Monday:

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    Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 5-12 due today.
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    Tuesday:

    Writing assignment:

    In particular in chapter 7 (and a few other times as well), Holden says he feels "lonesome” on several occasions. Look where he says this. What other feelings does Holden frequently express? Explain how his circumstances and his family issues have created these feelings. Explain also why Holden says he is lonesome, when he is surrounded by classmates and isn't anxious to go home to his family.

    Due today -- should be 3/4 - 1 page in length.

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    **vocabulary due next week: See below**

    Thursday:

    Chapter 10:

    From reading the paragraph about Allie and Phoebe starting with "You should see her,” what does the content say about Holden's relationship with his sister? What does it say about Holden himself?

    Due today.

    Friday:

    >Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 13 due today.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 25 April - 1 May

    Monday:

    Suffix work (see handout below);

    Tuesday:

    >Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 14-16 due today;

    Writing assignment on study guide.

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

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    Thursday:

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    Friday:

    >Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 17-19 due today.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 2 May - 8 May

    Monday:

    Study Guide and writing assignment (see below); Choose one or the other

    Tuesday:

    Catcher In The Rye Art Assignment (See below); Choose one or the other

    Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 20 due today.

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Catcher in the Rye art assignment (see below) due tomorrow

    Thursday:

    Art assignments due today -- present to class.

    Friday:

    Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 21-22 due today.

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 9 May - 15 May

    Monday:

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    Tuesday:

    >Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 23-24 due today.

    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

    Thursday:

    Writing assignment -- choose one of the following topics:

    • Ch. 22, p. 173 (in my book, at least): Explain Holden's choice when Phoebe asks him what he'd like to be.
    • Ch. 24, p. 187: Explain what Mr. Antolini means by "a special kind of fall." What does he see in Holden,and what is he trying to tell him?

    This is due in class today.

    Friday:

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    Reading: Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 25-26 due today.

    Group project #1: Presentations will be Monday

    • Summary of your section
    • A significant quote form your section. Read and explain.
    • List the characters who appear in your section. Describe them, including what we learn about them in your section, and how they are different from previous sections.
    • Describe the setting or settings of your section. How do these settings contribute to our interpretation or understanding of the story?

    >Get study guide from Moodle (see below) -- did not print copies for class!

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 16 May - 22 May

    Monday:

    Presentation of group projects, round one

    Tuesday:

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    Wednesday:

    Vocabulary quiz / new vocabulary

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    Thursday:

    Second group projects -- topics below -- due tomorrow

    Friday:

    Present second group projects

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    Handouts for the week:

  • 23 May - 29 May

    Monday:

    Memorial Day -- no school!

    Tuesday:

    Flex Day

    Vocabulary quiz

    Wednesday:

    Finals -- periods 1 & 2

    Catcher in the Rye exam

    Thursday:

    Finals -- periods 3 & 5