Language Arts Weekly Agendas 2013-2014 Semester 2

Each week’s assignments are found below along with in-class activities. The most recent week is found on top.

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CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: May 5-9, 2014

UNIT: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

LINK TO FREE ONLINE TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2554/2554-h/2554-h.htm#link2H_4_0001

 YouTube Audiobook playlist by parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5C5P4aa9U&list=PLpTZIXV0yTihQwMB_7jdJjQw8MoZgFTOO

 ALL LATE WORK DUE BY MAY 20, 2014

Date In Class Homework
5-5-14 Hours: 4 2 8

  1. Discussion of Crime and Punishment Part 1, Chapters 1, 2
5-6-14
  1. Regular schedule
  2. Collect grades for Chapters 1 and 2
    1. Annotations (20 pts/chapter)
    2. Vocab and 3 discussion questions (30 pts/chapter)
5-7-14 Hours: 1 4 6

  1. Collect grades for Chapters 1 and 2
    1. Annotations (20 pts/chapter)
    2. Vocab and 3 discussion questions (30 pts/chapter)
  2. Continue discussion of Part 1 of Crime and Punishment
5-8-14 Hours: 3 5 7

  1. Make up day for missing assignments, presentations, re-takes, missed quizzes/tests, etc.
  2. Receive Crime and Punishment, Part 2, Chapter 1
    1. Annotate: unknown vocab (at least 5 words identified with page number and defined), main ideas and important details, confusing portions, etc.
    2. 3 Discussion Questions
5-9-14 Hours: 1 4 6 8

  1. Make up day for missing assignments, presentations, re-takes, missed quizzes/tests, etc.
  2. Receive Crime and Punishment, Part 2, Chapter 1
    1. Annotate: unknown vocab (at least 5 words identified with page number and defined), main ideas and important details, confusing portions, etc.
  3. 3 Discussion Questions
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: April 28-May 2, 2014 

UNIT: Fiction Novel – selections from  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

LINK TO FREE ONLINE TEXT: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2554/2554-h/2554-h.htm#link2H_4_0001

 YouTube Audiobook playlist by parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE5C5P4aa9U&list=PLpTZIXV0yTihQwMB_7jdJjQw8MoZgFTOO 

  • Students may retake any quiz or test once they have completed all prep assignments such as reading/study guides.
  • Late work is accepted for partial credit and will be graded by the end of the semester.
Date In Class Homework
4-28-14
  1. Work on Crime and Punishment Part 1, Chapter 2
4-29-14
  1. Receive Crime and Punishment Part 1, Chapters 6-7
    1. annotate
    2. create difficult vocabulary list
    3. create 3 discussion questions PER CHAPTER
  • Finish all readings and have all 3 discussion questions prepared per chapter (total of 12 questions)
4-30-14
  1. Discuss Crime and Punishment using student created discussion questions as a basis
5-1-14
  1. Discuss Crime and Punishment using student created discussion questions as a basis
5-2-14
  1. Make Up day – test, quizzes, etc
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: April 21-25, 2014UNIT: Fiction Novel – selections from  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoevskyStudents may retake any quiz or test once they have completed all prep assignments such as reading/study guides.

  • Late work is accepted for partial credit and will be graded by the end of the semester.
Date In Class Homework
4-21-14
  1. Discuss or finish watching Tristan+Isolde
4-22-14
  1. Introduction to Crime and Punishment
  2. Receive Part 1, Chapter 1
    1. Receive Part 1, Chapter 1 assignment
  3. Introduce themes: poverty, life/death, vigilante justice, “the greater good”, mental illness
4-23-14
  1. Reading Day: Work on Crime and Punishment Part 1, Chapter 1
    1. annotate
    2. define vocab and make a list of your own
    3. 3 discussion questions
  • Finish assignment and reading
4-24-14
  1. Discussion Day!  Part 1, Chapter 1
    1. Students present discussion questions for whole class discussion (and points)
4-25-14
  1. Receive Part 1, Chapter 2
    1. Receive Part 1, Chapter 2 assignment
  2. Work on your assignment
  • Finish assignment and reading
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: March 31- April 4, 2014UNIT: Reading Comprehension and Text Analysis

  • Reminders – EOC test for Language Arts I on April 10-11!
  • Students may retake any quiz or test once they have completed all prep assignments such as reading/study guides.
  • Late work is accepted for partial credit and will be graded by the end of the semester.
Date In Class Homework
4-7-14
  1. EOC information: Room 216, tips and policies (NOTHING CAN GO WITH YOU TO THE COMPUTERS EXCEPT A BOOK FOR PLEASURE READING AFTER THE TEST)
  2. “The History of Popcorn” nonfiction reading
4-8-14
  1. Discuss and grade “The History of Popcorn” nonfiction reading
4-9-14
  1. Thematic Reading: Immigration (“The New Colossus” poem, “Ellis Island” poem, and an excerpt from “Notes of a Translator’s Son” nonfiction)
  2. Discuss and grade in class
4-10-14
  1. EOC: 1 4 5 7 hour in room 216
4-11-14
  1. EOC: 3 6 8 hour in room 216
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: March 31- April 4, 2014UNIT: Reading Comprehension and Text Analysis

  • Reminders – EOC test for Language Arts I on April 10-11!
  • Students may retake any quiz or test once they have completed all prep assignments such as reading/study guides.
  • Late work is accepted for partial credit and will be graded by the end of the semester.
Date In Class Homework
3-31-14
  1. Personal Narrative due Thursday
  • Finish personal narrative
4-1-14
  1. USA Test Prep
4-2-14
  1. EOC Competition Quiz
  2. Review quiz for relearning/review
4-3-14 Personal Narrative Due today!

  1. Neat ‘n’ Clean Hand Vacuum letter
  2. A Doll’s House evaluation
  3. The Power of Words
4-4-14
  1. Wings (poetry)
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: March 24-28, 2014Unit: Close Reading for Success
Date In Class Homework
3-24-14
  1. No school PD Day
3-25-14
  1. USA Test Prep
3-26-14
  1. Weekly Quiz and review (conventions)
  2. “For Conversation, Press #1” Nonfiction article
    1. Read article
    2. Annotate: underline main idea of EACH paragraph
    3. Additional annotations (handout also given in class):

 

3-27-14
  1. Go over article for discussion and analysis
    1. verify we did the assignment correctly and improve if needed – five minute
    2. main ideas – discussion
    3. Analysis questions – discussion with providing proof for our answers
3-28-14
  1. TMNT TONE over Time powerpoint
    1. Define and discuss TONE
    2. View trailers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1990 and 2014
    3. answer the questions on your own paper DUE MONDAY
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: March 17-21, 2014UNIT: Nonfiction

  • Reminders – EOC testing starts in April!
  • Students may retake any quiz or test once they have completed all prep assignments such as reading/study guides.
Date In Class Homework
3-17-14
  1. Weekly EOC quiz
  2. Nonfiction reading: Old Trail Town and comprehension questions due at the end of the hour
3-18-14
  1. USA Test Prep in room 216
3-19-14
  1. Organizational Patterns in Nonfiction
  2. View video: http://usatestprep.com/movies/501/2555/606
  3. View Handout “Organizational Patterns in Academic Writing”
  4. DO ASSIGNMENT “Organizational Strategies” due tomorrow, 3/20/14
3-20-14 ½ day and Parent Teacher ConferencesAssembly: HIIP team

  1. Grade/go over  “Organizational Strategies”
3-21-14
  1. No School
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: March 10-14, 2014UNIT: Mechanics and Usage
Date In Class Homework
3-10-14
  1. Presentations for Romeo and Juliet
3-11-14
  1. USA Test Prep
3-12-14
  1. Etymology – Prefixes
  2. Get Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes handout
3-13-14
  1. Capitalization Rules
  2. Capitalization Worksheet 1-30 DUE TOMORROW
  • Finish Capitalization Worksheet
3-14-14
  1. Go over Capitalization Worksheet as a class
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK:  March 3-7, 2014UNIT: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE STUDY/READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING ANY QUIZ OR TEST
Date In Class Homework
3-3-14
  1. SNOW DAY
3-4-14
  1. USA TEST PREP
3-5-14
  1. PLAN TEST – Report to Rickman with 2 #2 pencils and a calculator (CANNOT use phone as a calculator) when released by intercom
3-6-14
  1. 5 paragraph essay: Compare and Contrast RJ text to film
    1. Outlines
    2. Rough Draft
    3. Final Draft due tomorrow!
3-7-14
  1. PRESENTATIONS OF ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECTS
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: February 24-28, 2014UNIT: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND QUIZ
Date In Class Homework
2-24-14
  1. View Romeo and Juliet, (1968 Zeffirelli)
    1. take notes on CONTRASTS (differences) and COMPARISONS (similarities) between the film and the text – essay at the end of the text!
  • WORK ON PROJECT DUE NEXT MONDAY
2-25-14
  1. USA TEST PREP room 216
  • WORK ON PROJECT DUE NEXT MONDAY
2-26-14
  1. Mini Lesson: Creating Powerpoint Presentations
  2. View Romeo and Juliet, (1968 Zeffirelli)
    1. take notes on CONTRASTS (differences) and COMPARISONS (similarities) between the film and the text – essay at the end of the text!
  • WORK ON PROJECT DUE NEXT MONDAY
2-27-14
  1. Finish Film!
  • WORK ON PROJECT DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY
2-28-14
  1. The Writing Process
  2. Gather ideas for essay Comparing and Contrasting film and text of Romeo and Juliet
  • WORK ON PROJECT DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: February 17-21, 2014UNIT: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND QUIZ
Date In Class Homework
2-17-14
  1. No classes – President’s Day
  • Finish reading Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet!
  • Complete the Act 4 reading guide!
2-18-14
  1. USA Test Prep in room 216
    1. USATestPrep.com
    2. All exercises available until the end of the next week!
2-19-14
  1. Discuss Act 4 of Romeo and  Juliet using Act 4 reading guide as a spring board
  2. Receive Act 5 reading guide
2-20-14
  1. Read Act 5, Scene 1 and 2
  2. Receive ROMEO AND JULIET INTERPRETATION PROJECT DUE MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 (Presentations on March 5, 6, 7, 2014)
2-21-14
  1. Read Act 5, Scene 3
  • FINISH reading guide
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: February 10-14, 2014UNIT: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND QUIZ
Date In Class Homework
2-10-14
  1. NO SCHOOL – SNOW
2-11-14
  1. Room 216 for USATestPrep
    1. obtain password card
    2. complete exercises
2-12-14
  1. QUIZ OVER ACTS 1-3 of Romeo and Juliet
  2. Get reading guide
  3. Read Act 4, Scenes 1-2
  • Keep up with Reading guide
  • Finish reading Act 4, Scenes 1-2 if necessary
2-13-14
  1. Read Act 4, Scenes 3-4
  • Keep up with Reading guide
  • Finish reading Act 4, Scenes 3-4 if necessary
2-14-14 WINTER ASSEMBLY – shortened schedule

  1. Read Act 4, Scene 5
  • Keep up with Reading guide
  • Finish reading Act 4, Scene 5 if necessary
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: February 3-7, 2014UNIT: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND QUIZ
Date In Class Homework
2-3-14
  1. Pop quiz: Reading Comprehension Act 2
  2. View Acts 1-2 Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli)
  3. Receive Act 3 reading  guide and start working on it on own
2-4-14
  1. SNOW DAY – CLASS CANCELLED
  2. COMPUTER LAB 216 – USATestPrep
2-5-14
  1. SNOW DAY – CLASS CANCELLED
  • Keep up with Reading Guide
2-6-14
  1. SNOW DAY – CLASS CANCELLED
  • Read Act 3, scene 4
  • Keep up with Reading Guide
2-7-14
  1. Read Act 3, Scene 1 on own while annotating
  2. Read Act 3, Scenes 2 & 3 WHILE ANNOTATING
  3. Read Act 3.5 WHILE ANNOTATING
  • Finish reading guide

DUE MONDAY

CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: January 27-31, 2014; Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

  • Welcome back!
  • REMINDER: STUDENTS MUST SHOW COMPLETED, ACCURATE READING GUIDE BEFORE RETAKING SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND QUIZ
Date In Class Homework
1-27-14
  1. *Shakespearean Sonnet Due today*
  2. Check RJ Reading Guide Act 1, Scenes 1 & 2
  3. Read Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 3, 4
  • Keep up with reading guide
1-28-14
  1. Read Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 5
  • Finish Act 1 reading guide
1-29-14
  1. Quiz over RJ Act 1
  2. RECEIVE: RJ Act 2 reading guide
  3. Read silently RJ Act 2, Scene 1
  4. Work on definitions/literary terms and reading guide questions for Act 2, Sc. 1
  • Keep up with reading guide
1-30-14
  1. Read Act 2, Scene 2
1-31-14
  1. Read Act 2, Scenes 3-4
  • Read on own Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scenes 5-6
  • Finish Act 2 reading guide due Monday
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK of Jan 20-24, 2014: SHAKESPEARE, POETRY, and ROMEO AND JULIET In order to retest, student must show completed and accurate study guide(s) and make prearrangements

  • SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET DUE NEXT MONDAY
  • BRING YOUR BOOK AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR READING GUIDES AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DISTRIBUTED DURING CLASS
Date In Class Homework
1-20-14
  1. No school
1-21-14
  1. No school
1-22-14
  1. Receive Romeo and Juliet Act 1 reading guide
  2. Receive Shakespearean Sonnet guide
    1. Rhyme scheme
    2. examples of rhyme scheme
    3. finding rhyme scheme
    4. iambic pentameter

 

  • Find the rhyme scheme and meter of the PROLOGUE to ROMEO and JULIET (last page of Shakespearean Sonnet guide)
1-23-14
  1. Review: go over Prologue for rhyme scheme and iambic pentameter
  2. Read Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 1
  • Receive assignment: Create your own Shakespearean sonnet DUE MONDAY
  • Finish Romeo and Juliet reading guide vocab and Act 1, Scene 1
1-24-14
  1. Read Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 2-3
  • Finish any reading
  • Finish Romeo and Juliet reading guide through and including Act 1, Scene 3

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CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK: JAN 13-17, 2014

  • Welcome back!
  • QUIZ FRIDAY
Date In Class Homework
1-13-14
  1. Evaluate SMART Goal from Friday
  2. Check for R: reasonability
  3. Discuss: Commitment and Obstacles – What gets in the way?
  4. Complete SMART GOAL SHEET due tomorrow
1-14-14
  1. Turn in SMART GOAL SHEET
  2. Discuss biography, primary sources and secondary sources
  3. Watch Biography’s William Shakespeare while taking notes over Shakespeare’s life and career
1-15-14
  1. Finish video over Shakespeare’s life
  2. Using notes taken during video and the essay in the text, create an OUTLINE of the information using Shakespeare Background SG handout – DUE TOMORROW
1-16-14
  1. NOTES OVER DRAMATIC STRUCTURE TERMS (see powerpoint)
1-17-14
  1. QUIZ OVER SHAKESPEARE’S BACKGROUND AND DRAMATIC STRUCTURE NOTES
CLASS NOTES FOR THE WEEK:

  • Welcome back!
Date In Class Homework
1-6-14
  1. Snow day
  •  
1-5-14
  1. Snow day
  •  
1-8-14
  1. Snow day
  •  
1-9-14
  1. Snow day
  •  
1-10-14
  1. Setting Goals
    1. Discuss goal setting at its importance
    2. Discuss: Smart Goals

 

  • Assignment due Monday: Write a Specific, Measurable goal to use on Monday to develop a goal achievement plan for Lang. Arts I
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