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Plans for the Week of October 16-20

AP English III and English III

Monday- Review the process of an argumentative essay; Students will be given an argumentative essay template over The Crucible; as a class, we will discuss the various prompts, and students will pick a prompt for their essay; write a thesis statement and topic sentences for that prompt

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary List #4 flash cards due; SAT Vocabulary video reviewing words; work on The Crucible essay template

Wednesday- Complete The Crucible essay template in class: find text evidence for your main points and explain how the text evidence supports your claim

Thursday- SAT Vocabulary List #4 Test; check essay templates for completion; begin rough drafts

Friday- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS! Enjoy your break.

Plans for the Week of October 9-13

AP English III

Monday- Begin reading Act 2 of The Crucible

Tuesday- Finish Act 2 – Begin Act 3 of The Crucible

Wednesday- Finish Act 3- Begin Act 4; permission slip and $4 due for field trip

Thursday- Finish Act 4 of The Crucible

Friday- The Crucible field trip at Kilgore College

 

English III

Monday-Begin Act 4 of The Crucible

Tuesday- Finish Act 4 of The Crucible

Wednesday- Quiz over Acts 3 & 4; permission slip and $4 due for field trip

Thursday- Plot summary and themes of The Crucible

Friday- The Crucible field trip at Kilgore College

Plans for the Week of October 2nd-6th

AP English III

Monday- ACT prep: reading passage strategies; types of math questions; science strategies

Tuesday- ACT Test; students not testing will work on SAT Vocabulary List 4 flash cards (due October 17th)

Wednesday- Early release day! Students will attend 1st-5th periods before being released at noon. We will do an introduction to The Crucible and Salem Witch Trials; begin Act 1 of The Crucible

Thursday- Read Act 1 of The Crucible

Friday- Act 1 Test; Begin reading Act 2 of The Crucible

 

English III

Monday- ACT prep: reading passage strategies; types of math questions; science strategies

Tuesday- ACT Test; students not testing will work on SAT Vocabulary List 4 flash cards (due October 17th)

Wednesday- Early release day! Students will attend 1st-5th periods before being released at noon. 1st & 3rd periods will begin reading Act 3 of The Crucible.

Thursday- Read Act 3 of The Crucible

Friday- Finish Act 3 of The Crucible and begin Act 4 of The Crucible

 

Plans for the Week of September 25-29

AP English III

Monday- Read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon by Jonathan Edwards; analysis assignment for homework

Tuesday- Check analysis homework; begin an art assignment illustrating imagery found in Edwards’s sermon (due Thursday)

Wednesday- SAT List 3 flash cards are due; ACT prep: notes and practice questions (ACT test is Monday, October 3; $62.50 to register is due THIS FRIDAY)

Thursday- Imagery art piece is due; ACT prep: notes and practice Reading & English questions

Friday- SAT Vocabulary Test; ACT prep: notes and practice questions; ACT money is due today ($62.50); ELIGIBILITY CHECK

 

English III

Monday- Finish reading Act 2 in The Crucible; work on SAT Vocabulary List 3 flash cards

Tuesday- Test over Act 2 in The Crucible

Wednesday- SAT List 3 flash cards are due; ACT prep: notes and practice questions (ACT test is Monday, October 3; $62.50 to register is due THIS FRIDAY)

Thursday- ACT prep: notes and practice Reading & English questions

Friday- SAT Vocabulary Test; ACT prep: notes and practice questions; ACT money is due today ($62.50); ELIGIBILITY CHECK

Plans for the Week of September 18-22

AP English III

Monday- Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” p. 58-65 in Literature book; Journal Entry: 1. Do you think Bradford succeeded in writing a document that fulfilled his original purposes? Explain why or why not? 2. Choose two sentences from the narrative that you find particularly challenging to understand. Break down the sentences into their essential parts- the subject and predicate. Write the meaning of each sentence in your own, simplified words.

Tuesday-Read Anne Bradstreet poem “Upon the Burning of Our House” & analysis

Wednesday-Review Universal Screener; SAT Vocabulary List 3: video & flash cards (due Sept. 27th, test on Sept. 29th)

Thursday- Introduction and begin reading “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon by Jonathan Edwards

Friday- Finish reading “Sinners…” sermon; complete analysis; SOAPSToneS; art piece

English III

Monday- Test Review for Act I of The Crucible (test tomorrow)

Tuesday- The Crucible Act I Test; SAT List 3: video and flash cards

Wednesday- Review Universal Screeners; SAT flash cards (due Sept. 27th, test on Sept. 29th)

Thursday- Read Act 2 of The Crucible

Friday- Read Act 2 of The Crucible

Plans for the Week of 9/11-9/15

AP English III

Monday- Syntax Analysis of Frederick Douglass piece due if you did not turn in on Friday; SAT List 2 Flash Cards due; 9/11 tribute; analysis of GWB speech

Tuesday-Universal Screener; study for SAT vocabulary test tomorrow

Wednesday- SAT List 2 Test; Begin introduction of Puritan/Colonial Era

Thursday- Introduction of Puritan/Colonial Era (slideshow), Introduce Of Plymouth Plantation (prezi) and begin reading

Friday- Finish reading Of Plymouth Plantation and complete a SOAPSToneS analysis of the piece (together as a class)

English III

Monday- SAT List 2 Flash Cards Due! 9/11 tribute; analysis of GWB speech

Tuesday-Universal Screener; study for SAT vocabulary test tomorrow

Wednesday- SAT List 2 Test; Read Act I of The Crucible

Thursday- Read Act I of The Crucible

Friday- Finish reading Act I of The Crucible

Plans for the Week of September 5th-8th

AP English III

Monday- Labor Day Holiday =)

Tuesday- Discuss responses to syntax analysis of Lincoln’s speech; watch SAT Vocabulary List 2 Video and begin flashcards (due Monday, September 11th)

Wednesday- Syntax unit: analyze syntax of Frederick Douglass piece; select 5 syntactical constructions that best reinforce Douglass’s purpose, then explain how they illustrate or emphasize his purpose.

Thursday- Syntax unit: Write a healthy paragraph that addresses Douglass’s purpose in writing the piece and how syntax conveys that purpose using three of your five examples as support for your argument. (Remember to introduce and explain all quotes used.)

Friday- Syntax unit:  Complete analysis paragraph from Thursday; study for syntax quiz

 

English III

Monday- Labor Day Holiday =)

Tuesday- Finish art assignment of imagery in “Sinners…” sermon; watch SAT Vocabulary List 2 Video and begin flashcards (due Monday, September 11th)

Wednesday- Introduction of Arthur Miller & The Crucible; assign parts for Act I and begin reading.

Thursday-Continue reading Act I of The Crucible

Friday- Continue reading Act I/Act II of The Crucible

Plans for the Week 8/28-9/1

AP English III

Monday- finish AP notes in notebook; Ethan Frome M/C questions

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary List 1 flash cards are due; annotate non-fiction article on relationship between sickness and divorce, “Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick” (real world connection to Ethan Frome); M/C questions over article

Wednesday- Syntax Unit: Types of sentences-definitions and examples (notes in Syntax section of notebook), the effects of various types of sentences in writing

Thursday- Syntax Unit: Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”-annotate and respond to analysis questions

Friday- SAT Vocabulary List 1 Test; Finish syntax analysis for the “Gettysburg Address”

English III

Monday- Watch documentary on YouTube, “Salem Witch Trials” by the History Channel; fill out “Introduction to the Crucible: The Salem Witch Trials”

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary List 1 flash cards are due. Introduction to Jonathan Edwards.

Wednesday- Read and annotate, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards.

Thursday- Questions over “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”; create an art piece of Edwards’s strongest example of imagery in the sermon

Friday- SAT Vocabulary List 1 Test; begin art assignment over imagery found in “Sinners…” sermon

Plans for the Week

AP English III

Monday- TED talk video on “Why Some Students Fail and Others Succeed”; group discussions over the word “grit” (synonyms, antonyms, examples, draw pictures). As a whole class, we will discuss each group’s responses. (EF socratic seminar questions)

Tuesday-Collect AP Contracts; Introduction to AP- syllabus, class expectations and procedures, notebook and composition book set-up, college test prep, and brief overview of the AP Language and Composition exam. (notes filed in notebook under “AP” section)

Wednesday-SAT Vocabulary List 1: watch video and create flash cards. (Flash cards are due next Tuesday, test will be on Friday of next week)

Thursday- Close read/annotation of a scene from Death of a Salesman (Bif’s speech in Act 1); AP style m/c questions over that scene.

Friday- Short socratic seminar and debate over Ethan Frome; Read and annotate “Divorce and the Sick” Informational Text related to Ethan Frome and answer m/c questions at the end.

 

English III

Monday- Students will fill out a reading inventory followed by a class discussion of the importance of reading. Class expectations and procedures.

Tuesday- Notebook and composition book set-up, introduction to American Literature. Notes on the Colonial Period.  BE SURE TO BRING CHROMEBOOKS TO CLASS FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK.

Wednesday-SAT Vocabulary List 1: watch video and create flash cards. (Flash cards are due next Tuesday, test will be on Friday of next week)

Thursday- Colonial Time Period: Internet Scavenger Hunt

Friday- Colonial Time Period: Anne Bradstreet Poetry: “Upon the Burning of Our House: July 10th, 1666” {Predict, Summarize, Imagery, Tone/Mood, Time Period} and “To My Dear and Loving Husband” {TPCAST method of poetry analysis}

Plans for the Week

AP English Lang & Comp:

Thursday- School supplies and AP Contract- try to have both by Monday; Summer Reading Test over Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Friday- Summer Reading Test over Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; essay questions will be given to students to prepare for a Socratic Seminar over Ethan Frome to be held next week.

English III:

Thursday- Introduction, School Supply List-try to bring supplies by Monday, “Snowball Fight” Icebreaker, Criss-Cross, 100 Questions

Friday- Ted Talk Video about “Why some students fail and other succeed,” followed by a discussion of the word GRIT.

Writing activity: “What I Wish My Teachers Knew About Me”

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