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Plans for the Week of December 3-7

English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Chart for List 5

Tuesday- Read The Crucible

Wednesday- Read The Crucible

Thursday- Read The Crucible

Friday- Chart due; Read The Crucible

AP English III

Monday- Tone Words Test #8

Tuesday- Read The Crucible

Wednesday- Read The Crucible

Thursday- Read The Crucible

Friday- Tone Words Test #9; Read The Crucible

Plans for the Week of November 26-30

English III-

Monday- Historical Background of the Salem Witch Trials, character assignments for The Crucible

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary Test #4; video of Salem Witch Trials (History Channel)

Wednesday- Begin reading The Crucible play aloud in class.

Thursday- reading The Crucible

Friday- reading The Crucible

AP English III-

Monday- Historical Background of the Salem Witch Trials,

Tuesday- Tone Test #7; character assignments for The Crucible

Wednesday- Begin reading The Crucible play aloud in class. (Tone Test Dates: #8-12/3, #9-12/7, #10-12/13)

Thursday- reading The Crucible

Friday- reading The Crucible

Plans for the Week of Nov. 5-9

English III

Monday- Figurative Language Stations

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary Test #3; Finish last station of Figurative Language Stations

Wednesday- Mrs. Pearce speaking to classes about College Night

Thursday- Review for Figurative Language Quiz

Friday- Figurative Language Quiz

 

AP English III

Monday- Figurative Language Stations

Tuesday- Tone Words Set #6 Vocabulary Chart

Wednesday- Mrs. Pearce speaking to classes about College Night

Thursday- Figurative Language Quiz Review

Friday- Tone Words Test #6

Plans for the Week of Oct. 29-Nov. 2

English III-

Monday- Imagery art piece of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”; begin Vocabulary Chart for SAT List #3

Tuesday- Police presentation; Shakespeare Festival (morning classes); Vocabulary Chart for SAT List #3 (for afternoon)

Wednesday- Early Release Day! Vocabulary Chart for SAT List #3 (morning classes)

Thursday- Watch Vocabulary video to review words for test next Tuesday (11/6); Introduce Figurative Language Stations

Friday- Model examples #1, #9, #17, #25; Assign groups; Begin Station 1 (Fig. Lang. Stations)

 

AP English III-

Monday- Figurative Language Flipchart in composition books set-up: cut, staple, label, define devices

Tuesday- Figurative Language Flipchart in composition books: find examples of each in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

Wednesday-Figurative Language Flipchart in composition books: find examples of each in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

Thursday- Analyze the meaning and effect of each example from “Sinners…”; how does it support his purpose?

Friday- Model examples #1, #9, #17, #25; Assign groups; Begin Station 1 (Fig. Lang. Stations)

Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/22-10/26

AP English III:

Monday- Finish identifying figurative language devices in John Smith’s 1616 Letter to Queen Anne. Write a figurative language analysis paragraph.

Tuesday- Work on analysis paragraph; turn in papers. Begin Tone Words Set 5 Chart (due Friday).

Wednesday- Imagery in conjunction with figurative language: 1. Warm-up writing activity in composition books.  2. Intro to Jonathan Edwards and “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” then read given excerpt to analyze the speaker’s “tone of voice.”  3. Imagery analysis in remaining paragraphs.

Thursday- Write an analysis paragraph of how Edwards uses imagery and figurative language in the “Independent section” of the excerpt. Finish Tone Words Set 5 Charts.

Friday- Finish yesterday’s analysis paragraph and the check Tone Words Set 5 Charts.

 

English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Review for tomorrow’s test; Introduction to Sinner’s in the Hands of an Angry God

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary List 2 Test; Read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

Wednesday- Define in composition books: personification, imagery, simile, metaphor. Use examples from “Sinners…” sermon to illustrate each of these devices. Begin Chart for SAT Vocabulary List 3.

Thursday- Art piece: illustrate a scene or image from this sermon.

Friday- Finish Vocabulary Chart & Art piece.

 

Plans for the Week of October 15-19

AP English III

Monday- ACT Prep & Review (test-taking strategies, make-up of the test, review of English/Reading skills)

Tuesday- ACT Test/ Tone Word and Figurative Language Vocabulary review

Wednesday- Finish annotating paragraphs 3 &4 of John Smith’s letter for figurative language

Thursday- Test over Tone Words List #4 & Figurative Language Toolbox terms

Friday- no school for students!

 

English III

Monday- ACT Prep & Review (test-taking strategies, make-up of the test, review of English/Reading skills)

Tuesday- ACT Test/ SAT Vocabulary List #4 Chart

Wednesday- SAT Vocabulary List #4 Chart & Video

Thursday- Review for test!

Friday- no school for students!

 

 

Plans for the Week of 9/24-9/28

AP English III

Monday- Complete Diction Scavenger Hunt for homework; Warm-up: discuss word pairs in groups-share out differences in connotation; Read “I am a Cripple” essay by Nancy Mairs; sketch out SOAPS analysis; post your “P” (purpose) on the board; determine primary tone and secondary tone using categorized tone word handout

Tuesday- Diction Scavenger Hunt due! Define “thesis statement” in composition book; copy modeled thesis statement; Using yesterday’s handout and modeled example, students write a thesis statement for an analysis of the Mairs excerpt. Hang thesis statements around the room; student gallery walk to evaluate effectiveness and clarity of each statement.

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY! Review for tone word test #2.

Thursday- Tone Word Test #2; Look at Rhetorical Analysis Construction Plan A: Device by Device; begin crafting an analysis paragraph on diction in the Mairs essay. Topic sentence-supporting detail-elaboration. Students will draft a body paragraph.

Friday- Finish body paragraphs from yesterday. Peer review. Share out for teacher review. Revise and turn in final copy.

 

English III

Monday- Complex Sentence Quiz; Compound/Complex Sentences Notes: using presentation posted in Google Classroom, complete guided notes, attach in composition books on page 17.

Tuesday- Compound/Complex Practice

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY!

Thursday- Types of Sentences Task Cards/Stations; Review for Compound-Complex Sentence Test

Friday- Compound/Complex Test

Plans for the Week of 9/17-9/21

AP English III

Monday- Using diction (connotation) to find tone: Analyze Old Major’s speech from Animal Farm; find at least 10 emotionally-charged words that reveal his tone. Share chosen words and tones as a class. Review “Mona Lisa” analysis paragraphs. Review game for Tone Words Test tomorrow!

Tuesday- Tone Words Test; Assign date for Set 2 Tone Words- September 27th; take “The Wife-Beater” by Gayle Rosenwald Smith home to read and sketch out a SOAPS analysis on notebook paper for homework

Wednesday-Analyze diction to find tone: Using a political cartoon, decide author’s purpose, subject, examples of diction that reveal these things & tone, write 3 sentence analysis paragraph using previous model to analyze the way diction is used in this cartoon to help the audience understand the tone. Conduct a Paideia Seminar on the text “The Wife-Beater” from last night’s homework.

Thursday-Write a brief, three-sentence analysis of the way diction is used to convey tone in “The Wife Beater” using just ONE word as an example. (topic sentence, supporting detail, and elaboration) Complete the Diction Scavenger Hunt using your Rhetorical Diction Tools handout and “The Wife Beater.”

Friday-Warm-up practicing connotation; Constructing a thesis statement that controls a rhetorical analysis essay: take a released Question 3 AP prompt (Nancy Mairs, “I am a Cripple), sketch out a SOAPS individually. In groups come to a consensus on Purpose, then discuss primary and secondary tones. Define “thesis” and copy a model of a thesis construction using “Our Barbies, Ourselves.” Students then write thesis statements for an analysis of Nancy Mairs’s excerpt.

 

English III

Monday- Subordinating Conjunctions and Dependent Clauses presentation & guided note-taking; attach these notes on page 13 and list of subordinating conjunctions on page 14

Tuesday- Subordinating conjunctions application practice: terms review, dependent vs. independent, punctuating complex sentences, joining sentences into a complex sentence using subordinating conjunctions

Wednesday- Relative Pronouns Presentation & Guided Note-taking

Thursday- Relative Pronouns Application Practice

Friday- Complex Sentences Presentation & Guided Notes

Plans for the Week of 9/10-9/14

AP English III

Monday- Assign List 1 of Tone Words to learn and study. Quiz over these words will be next Tuesday 9/18! Lesson on Tone: 1.) Students in pairs will be given a written scenario. They will decide what the conversation is about and choose tones from Handout F that fit each speaker. Rehearse faces, voices, and body language to match the tone they chose. Perform the skit for the class and discuss how they communicated tone. 2.) Analyze da Vinci’s “Grotesque Portrait Study of Man” for tone. Once you have a tone word in mind, look at Handout H, and fine tune choices. Pair up and compare tone words with a partner.

Tuesday- 1.) Detail & Tone: Analyze David Alfaro Siqueiros’s “The Echo of the Scream” for details to list on paper. Based on the details, how do you think the painter feels about the subject? (begin putting yourself in the shoes of the painter) 2.) Model and practice paragraph construction for the rhetorical analysis essay, first using details from DaVinci’s painting from yesterday. Then practice again using a Nina Berman photograph (Pfc. Alan Jermaine Lewis, 23). Color code each step in the paragraph construction.

Wednesday- Share some responses from yesterday. Review the parts of the paragraph: Topic Sentence, Supporting Detail, Elaboration (or TEX). Given da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” students will individually write a topic sentence, supporting detail, and elaboration sentence analyzing the impact that details have on creating tone.

Thursday- Analyze various texts to determine how diction helps to communicate an author’s tone. Warm-up: chart of categories/brand names activity. Model how to look for diction/connotation in a passage to help identify tone. Students then annotate their own passage for diction/connotation to identify tone.

Friday- Review game for Tone Words Set #1; Quiz on Tuesday, September 18.

 

English III

Monday- Review graded quizzes. Notes on FANBOYS in Composition Book. Sentence Types Maze activity.

Tuesday- Application of prior learning: Writing with Compound Sentences

Wednesday- Compound Sentences Review

Friday- Compound/Simple Sentences Quiz

Plans for the Week 9/3-9/7

AP English III

Monday- Labor Day Holiday!

Tuesday- SOAPS Analysis of “The Black Table is Still There” in partners; transfer answers on large anchor chart paper and hang up around the room; Gallery Walk- students walk around and stick a post-it note on the analysis that you think is the most thorough and accurate

Wednesday- Read a local newspaper editorial, “Back to School”; highlight and mark-up sentences or phrases that indicate the speaker, intended audience, and author’s purpose.  Fill out a SOAPS Analysis in your composition book. Attach article on the next page of your comp book.

Thursday- Read and analyze opinion piece, “It’s Time to Ban Youth Tackle Football.” Complete a SOAPS analysis in your comp book.

Friday- Introduction to Analyzing Style and Tone in Analyzing Rhetoric: Sorting tone words by connotation; post on anchor charts into given categories

 

English III

Monday- Labor Day Holiday!

Tuesday- Quiz #1 “Parts of Speech and Sentences/Fragments/Run-ons”

Wednesday- Compound Sentences Introductory Presentation & Student Notes (Google Classroom Link)

Thursday- Simple & Compound Sentences assignment

Friday- Sentence Stations- move around the room to all the stations, labeling each type of sentence on your grid.

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