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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”

WOHS Bell Schedule 2017-2018

Printable Bell Schedule:

Bell Schedule 2017-18-1vqdqmh

English III School Supply List

AP Language Students:

1  binder {1″ OR 1 1/2″}

1 pkg of tabbed dividers {8 subject}

1 pkg of ruled index cards {4×6}

1 composition book

2 pkgs of Post-It notes

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English III Students:

2 pkgs Post-It notes

1 pkg Highlighters

1 composition book

1 binder {1″ OR 1 1/2″}

1 pkg of tabbed dividers {8 subject}

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Students will always be expected to show up with pencils and pens to write with. We will mainly use pencils when we are writing, but for taking notes, I do not mind if they want to bring their favorite colored pens. No sharpies please!

WOHS AP English Summer Reading

9th Grade

Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury

Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

10th Grade

A Separate Peace – John Knowles

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

11th Grade

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

Ethan Frome -Edith Wharton

12th Grade

Animal Farm -George Orwell

The Color of Water – James McBride

Plans for 9/21-9/25

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Practice

Tuesday- Reading Practice: Irony – 3 types

Wednesday- Begin “The Monkey’s Paw”- vocabulary and illustrations in interactive notebooks

Thursday- Read “The Monkey’s Paw”

Friday- Finish reading “The Monkey’s Paw”; Begin Plot Analysis

 

Plans for the Week of 9/14-9/18

Monday- Quiz, Finish Skills Review (types of irony & context clues) Project assigned. Presentation is due Friday.

Tuesday- Work in class on “Mary Maloney’s Trial” project (writing portion) with partners.

Wednesday- Methods of persuasion, closing arguments

Thursday- Testing

Friday- Project presentation- closing arguments for Mary Maloney’s murder trial. Defenders and prosecutors will read their persuasive essays to the jury.

English II Plans for the Week of 9/7-9/11

September 7th- LABOR DAY HOLIDAY!

September 8th- Alfred Hitchcock video of “Lamb to the Slaughter” (compare/contrast)

Homework (due Friday, 9/11): Police Report and Crime Scene drawing for “LttS”

September 9th- Universal Screener and Kahoot review of “LttS”

September 10th- Literary Devices in “Lamb to the Slaughter”

September 11th- Test over “Lamb to the Slaughter” and The Roundtable Game

English II Plans for the Week of 8/31-9/4

Monday- Set-up our English Interactive Notebooks. Introduce vocabulary for “Lamb to the Slaughter” (discuss context clues, parts of speech, synonyms and antonyms)   Homework: Vocabulary Practice is due Friday.

Tuesday- Plot Analysis (activity in Interactive Notebook). Begin reading “Lamb to the Slaughter” together as a class.

Wednesday- Finish reading “Lamb to the Slaughter” followed by discussion. Work on finding text evidence to support answers to discussion questions.

Thursday-Complete “Plot Analysis” in Interactive Notebooks

Friday- Answer questions on “Lamb to the Slaughter” with partners.

Fun first week!

I had such a great time getting to know my students this week. We did a lot of hands-on, creative activities to express our unique interests and passions. We sculpted, collaborated, drew, colored, worked on iPads, and discussed expectations for this year. I believe we made a great start to the best year ever! If you haven’t followed our class Twitter yet, find us at @simscity153. We will post small glimpses of what we are doing in the classroom each week so that I can brag on my geniuses and you can see how hard they are working!

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