Welcome to a Whole New World!

Welcome

Please note: All grades are still recorded and transmitted to parents and students via TylerSIS.

Each week’s assignments in and out of class will be posted to this home page as a blog post! SCROLL DOWN for the most recent week’s assignments.

Thank you for taking the time to utilize this website! I have created it with you – the parent and student – in mind.

In addition to the language arts skills learned in my class, responsibility, organization, and self-sufficiency are very important skills students build. This site is just one example of the tools provided for students so they can become independent and confident learners.

On this site, you will find weekly agendas of the activities we do in class and any homework assigned, links to interesting or important information related to language arts, and a link to my Google Drive where you can find all the handouts, worksheets, notes, and assignments for your downloading pleasure.

Google Classroom

We will use Google Classroom to deliver assignments, texts, and other information to students. All students are provided with a FoxC6.org account needed to access Classroom. You can access the Google Classroom Calendars HERE. Class codes are provided here.

TurnItIn.com

Major writing assignments will be turned in via TurnItIn.com. More information to come.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have.

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Language Arts II: November 30 to December 4, 2015

Language Arts II

Monday, November 30, 2015

Julius Caesar–Act 3, scene 1

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Test over Julius Caesar–Act 1 and 2

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Julius Caesar–Act 3, scene 1 and 2

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Julius Caesar–Act 3, scene 3

Friday, December 4, 2015

Julius Caesar–Act 4, scene 1 and 2

Homework: Julius Caesar–Act 4, scene 3 on own

Language Arts I: November 30 to December 4, 2015

Language Arts I

Monday, November 30, 2015

Read The Odyssey “Coming Home” page 928 and “Meeting of Father and Son” page 929-931

Keep up with the reading guide

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Read The Odyssey “Beggar and the Faithful Dog” pages 932-934 and “Test of the Great Bow” pages 936-940

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Read The Odyssey “Death at the Palace” pages 941-943 and “Odysseus and Penelope”pages 944-947

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Discuss the Greek Hero (T-chart on Classroom), Greek Myth, and modern day heroes

Friday, December 4, 2015

Begin brainstorming/web-diagramming/Tcharting for essay comparing a modern day hero to the Greek hero and his/her journey.

Language Arts I: November 16-20, 2015

Language Arts I

QUIZ OVER THE ODYSSEY: PART ONE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Monday, 11/16/15

Read “The Cyclops” pages 899-909 and do the reading guide (Homework: Finish reading if necessary)

Tuesday, 11/16/15

Reading Check quiz over “The Cyclops”

Read “”Circe” pages 911-913 and do the reading guide (Homework: Finish reading if necessary)

Wednesday, 11/16/15

Read “The Land of the Dead” pages 914-915, start reading “The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis” pages 916-920 and do the reading guide (Homework: Finish reading if necessary)

Thursday, 11/16/15

Finish Reading “The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis” pages 920-922 and read “The Cattle of the Sun God” pages 922-924 (Homework: Finish reading if necessary)

Friday, 11/16/15

Discuss Part I of the Odyssey

QUIZ OVER THE ODYSSEY: PART ONE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Language Arts II: November 16 to 20, 2015

Language Arts II

Monday, 11/16/15

Assign Parts for Julius Caesar — List of parts HERE (Note: Many students have more than one role!)

Begin Reading Julius Caesar Act I, Scene I

Tuesday, 11/17/15

Finish reading Julius Caesar Act I, Scene I

Read Julius Caesar Act I, Scene 2

Wednesday, 11/18/15

SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND, ELIZABETHAN THEATER, JULIUS CAESAR, AND “HOW TO READ” BACKGROUND QUIZ (pages 762-772 in textbook)

Read Julius Caesar Act I, Scene 2-3 (Homework: Finish reading Act I if necessary)

Thursday, 11/19/15

Read Julius Caesar Act II, Scene 1

Friday, 11/20/15

Read Julius Caesar Act II, Scene 2

Language Arts I: November 9 to 13, 2015

Language Arts I

Monday 11/9/15

Finish Troy and complete the viewing guide. Quiz moved to Tuesday

Tuesday 11/10/15

Quiz over Greek gods, “The Odyssey: An Introduction” essay reading guide, and Troy

Wednesday 11/11/15

Video

Discussion of video (summary of books 1-4 of the Odyssey)

Read “Tell the Tale” page 890

Reading Guide: in Classroom and hard copies distributed in class.

Thursday 11/12/15

Read and discuss “Calypso, the Sweet Nymph” pages 891-894

Friday 11/13/15 – no school

Read and discuss “I am Laertes’ Son” and “The Lotus Eaters” pages 895-898

Language Arts I: November 2 to 6, 2015

Language Arts I

QUIZ OVER GREEK GODS, “THE ODYSSEY: AN INTRODUCTION,” AND TROY NEXT MONDAY

Monday 11/2/15

Grade reading guide over “The Odyssey: An Introduction”

Tuesday 11/3/15

Begin viewing the school edit of Troy (2004) – preview discussion over characters and relevance; viewing guide (viewing guide in Classroom if you need it)

Wednesday 11/4/15

Continue Troy

Thursday 11/5/15

Continue Troy

Friday 11/6/15 – no school

Language Arts I: October 26 to 29, 2015

Language Arts I

Monday 10/26/15

Preassessment: Greek Myth

Spelling worksheets – DUE WED

Notes over Greek Myth and Gods (prezi link in Classroom)

Tuesday 10/27/15

Notes over Greek Myth and Gods (prezi link in Classroom) continued

Wednesday 10/28/15

Notes over Greek Myth and Gods (prezi link in Classroom) continued

Thursday 10/29/15

Read Essay: “The Odyssey: An Introduction” in the textbook – reading guide with page numbers in Classroom

Friday 10/30/15 (no school)

Language Arts II: October 19-November 5, 2015

Language Arts II

Argumentative research paper

Computer Lab, Room 216 for research (source cards, note cards, outline, rough draft, edit, and final draft)

All final drafts must be submitted to TurnItIn.com (students set up their accounts in class)

Important Due Dates:

Note Cards/Source Cards (30 pts.) – Wednesday, October 21

Outline (45 pts.) – Friday, October 23

Rough Draft – Wednesday, October 28

Final Copy (120 pts.) – Thursday, November 5

 

Writing Prompt: What impact does social media have on our society? Write a paper arguing that social media has either an overall positive effect or an overall negative effect. Utilize credible research resources as you formulate your position and support.

More details in Google Classroom for each class.