AP Language & Composition
Monday- Animal Farm Test; set-up supplies
Tuesday- Persuasive Speeches
Wednesday- Persuasive Speeches
Thursday- Socratic Seminar over Animal Farm
Friday- AP M/C Pre-assessment
Monday- Collect supplies; Stations; “You Are Here” Activity
Tuesday- Grammar Notes: Punctuation & Parts of Speech notes in Interactive Notebook
Wednesday- Punctuation/Parts of speech review; Grammar Pre-assessment
Thursday- Sentence Structure Unit: Simple Sentences
Friday- Sentence Structure Unit: Simple Sentences
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Symbolism activity- sculpt a physical symbol of given abstract concepts
Guided notes: Classroom expectations and procedures
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
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
Friday- Project presentation- closing arguments for Mary Maloney’s murder trial. Defenders and prosecutors will read their persuasive essays to the jury.
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
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.
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!
Getting to know you…
Monday- Symbolic Sculpture and presentations, school supply list and contact information will be sent home. School supplies are due by Monday, August 31st.
Tuesday- Survivor (collaborative activity) and presentations
Wednesday- Thrively.com Student Assessment: What is your child’s genius? Every child has a genius – that combination of passion and unique strengths in which they absolutely thrive. It’s Thrively’s mission to uncover that genius in everyone!
Thursday- Brainstorm, design, and create a symbol of who you are using various artistic medium. “Our class is the best… hands down!”
Friday- (Pep Rally Schedule) What to expect in English II this year? We will learn my class expectations, procedures, and policies. Classroom twitter topic: What went right this week?