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English 3

Important Class Files: English 3 Syllabus

English 3 students will primarily analyze American Literature while looking at the question: What is an American? Writing assignments are designed to provide students with a moderate degree of guidance and scaffolding on structure and topics with the expectation that they will begin to develop independent, critical thinking through analysis, synthesis and argumentation. Students will also be required to incorporate a variety of sources and differing points of view into their writing, using MLA format to cite their sources. Reading assignments, both fiction and nonfiction, will be used to develop skills in extracting main ideas, summarizing ideas, making connections between ideas and selecting relevant details to support a thesis

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (Aug. 24-28)

August 24:

HW: Read Hillary’s College Essay “Mosaic.” Using the same structure, write your own personal essay. Due Thursday

Mosaic college essay

 

Thursday. Aug 27

Hw: finish your Mosaic college essay. Typed copy needs to be in your class file or emailed to Hillary by the beginning of class Tuesday.

Week 2 (Aug 31-Sep 4)

Tuesday Sept 1:

Hw: Complete grammar packet. (note* if you were not in class write your journal entry on a book of your choice)Due Sept 3

Lesson 1 Vocab

Complete sentence hw packet

Thursday Sep 3:

Hw: a written personal check-in due Tuesday. (How are you in this class? How can you be supported, etc) *If you were not in class Thursday, you’ll need to make yourself a copy of these vocab words: vocab lesson 2

Week 3 (Sep 8-11)

Sep 8 Tuesday

hw: From your independent reading choose 5 challenging vocab words and create flash cards. Study all your vocab words (15 words) for the quiz on Thursday pronoun PPT for guided notes

Sep 10 Thursday

Hw: Grammar packet due Tuesday. (*note, the comma rules are written in our classroom. You will need to check out the posters to complete your hw) Guided notes commas

 

week 4 (Sept 14-18)

Tuesday Sep 15

HW: Finish thesis packet and make your own copy of the vocab words

thesis packet

vocab sep 15

 

Thursday, Sept 17

Hw: Introduction packet

Week 5 (Sep 21-25)

Tuesday, Sep 22

Hw: write 2-3 paragraphs that support your introduction. Paragraph Structure Basics notes

 

Thursday Sep 24

Hw: Write your conclusions. Typed copies of the paper due Tuesday!

*if you were not in class, make new flash cards with vocab sep 24

 

 

Week 6 (Sep 28-Oct 2)

Sep 29th Tuesday

Hw: Read Chapter 1 of The Pearl and decorate your Pearl Folder

the pearl background article

Anticipation questions-money

Thursday Oct. 1

Hw: Read Chapter 2. Answer questions on Chapter 2 reading question. Using the reading question guide, place the selected words in your The Pearl glossary. Finally, create chapter titles in your Table of Contents the pearl.

Vocab quiz tuesday

 

 

Week 7 (Oct 5-8)

Tues, Oct 6th

HW: Read Chapter 3 of the Pearl and chapter 3 questions. Put vocab in glossary and update your table of contents

Note: journals and pearl folders will be checked this week

 

Thursday, Oct. 8

HW: Review the Literary Term packets we created in class. There will be an in-class essay on Tuesday on the first 3 chapters of The Pearl

-If you were not in class on Thursday, there will be a lit term packet waiting in your folder

Week 8 (Oct 12-16)

Tues., Oct 13th

In class essay

-if you were absent, you will need to contact Hillary to make up the essay

Hw: Read Chapter 4 and answer questions and put vocab in glossary Chapter 4 questions

 

Thursday, Oct 15

HW: Read chapter 5

Week 9 (Oct 19-23)

Tuesday, Oct 20

HW: read chapter 6. Pearl folder Due Thursday

 

Thursday, Oct 22

HW: Pearl CD Cover Project

The Pearl CD Project

CDs are on Hillary’s desk if you need a new one.

Week 10 (Oct 26-30)

Tuesday, Oct 27

HW: complete posters on subtopic of The Pearl

The Pearl Poster Requirements

Finish CD project

Week 11 (Nov 2-6)

Tuesday, November 3:

Watch the following videos if you were gone and answer the questions on the sheet. Poetry analysis

 

Thursday, Nov 5

Hw: Complete the worksheet

Make flash cards of new words and study for vocab quiz on Tuesday Nov 5 Vocab

 

All Vocab for Quiz

 

Week 12 (Nov 9-13)

Tuesday, Nov 10

HW: finish the Oh Captain! My Captain Worksheet.

If you were absent, find a time to take the vocab quiz. See Hillary.

Thursday Nov 12

HW: O Me O Life worksheet due Tuesday

Week 13 (Nov 16-20)

Tuesday, Nov 17

Snow Day

Thursday, Nov 19

Hw: Bring in lyrics to one song

Week 14 (Nov 24)

Tuesday, Nov 24

Hw: Slam Poetry Proposal:

*If you are doing the extra credit essay (3 pg analytical essay on independent reading due Dec 17th), it is a good idea to take home your book. Books are in Room 318.

Student folders are in the office.

Week 15 (Nov 3 - Dec 4)

Tuesday, Dec 1:

Deconstructing Slam Poetry

 

Hw: Create an outline/structure for your slam poem

Thursday, Dec 3

Hw: Rough draft of Slam Poem due Tuesday

Week 16 (Dec 7-11)

Tuesday, Dec 8

Slam Poem Draft Due

Hw: revise Slam Poem and add figurative language Rigged Game by Dylan Garity

Slam Poetry Revision Checklist

Thursday, Dec 10

Hw: Add vocab to you poem. Final draft due Monday Vocab words

Monday: Review day come to either 9:10 or 11:30


English 4

Important Class Files: English 4 Syllabus

English 4 writing assignments will offer a considerable degree of freedom to explore ideas and develop individual theses. Students will be challenged to express higher-level thinking and to analyze texts for meaning, nuance and significance. Independent research and in-depth analysis of texts, evaluation of differing points of view from various authors on the same subject and integrating and evaluating multiple sources of information are all expected of twelfth graders in English, as is each student developing his/her own voice and critical perspective.

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (Aug. 24-28)

Mosaic college essay

HW: Read Hillary’s college essay “Mosaic.” Using the same structure, write your own personal essay. Due Thursday

 

Thursday Aug 27:

Hw: finish Mosaic college essay. Typed copy needs to be in your class folder or emailed to Hillary by the beginning of class on Tuesday

Week 2 (Aug 31-Sep 4)

Tuesday Sept 1:

Hw: Finish hw packet (note: if you were missing from class, complete your journal entry with a book of your choice)

Lesson 1 Vocab

Complete sentence hw packet

Thursday Sep 3:

Hw: a written personal check-in due Tuesday. (How are you in this class? How can you be supported, etc) *If you were not in class Thursday, you’ll need to make yourself a copy of these vocab words: vocab lesson 2

Week 3 (Sept 8-11)

Sep 8 Tuesday

hw: From your independent reading choose 5 challenging vocab words and create flash cards. Study all your vocab words (15 words) for the quiz on Thursday

Sep 10 Thursday

Hw: Grammar packet due Tuesday. (*note, the comma rules are written in our classroom. You will need to check out the posters to complete your hw) Guided notes commas

pronoun PPT for guided notes

Week 4 (sep 14-18)

Tuesday Sep 15

HW: Finish thesis packet and make your own copy of the vocab words

thesis packet

vocab sep 15

 

Thursday, Sept 17

Hw: Introduction packet

Week 5 (Sep 21-25)

Tuesday, Sep 22

Hw: write 2-3 paragraphs that support your introduction. Paragraph Structure Basics notes

Hw: Write your conclusions. Typed copies of the paper due Tuesday!

*if you were not in class, make new flash cards with vocab sep 24

Week 6 (Sep 28-Oct 2)

Sep 29th Tuesday

Hw: Read Chapter 1 of The Pearl and decorate your Pearl Folder

the pearl background article

Anticipation questions-money

Thursday Oct. 1

Hw: Read Chapter 2. Answer questions on Chapter 2 reading question. Using the reading question guide, place the selected words in your The Pearl glossary. Finally, create chapter titles in your Table of Contents the pearl.

Vocab quiz tuesday

Week 7 (Oct 5-8)

Tues, Oct 6th

HW: Read Chapter 3 of the Pearl and chapter 3 questions. Put vocab in glossary and update your table of contents

Note: journals and pearl folders will be checked this week

 

Thursday, Oct. 8

HW: Review the Literary Term packets we created in class. There will be an in-class essay on Tuesday on the first 3 chapters of The Pearl

-If you were not in class on Thursday, there will be a lit term packet waiting in your folder

Week 8 (Oct 12-16)

Tues., Oct 13th

In class essay

-if you were absent, you will need to contact Hillary to make up the essay

Hw: Read Chapter 4 and answer questions and put vocab in glossary Chapter 4 questions

 

Thursday, Oct 15

HW: Read chapter 5

Week 9 (Oct 19-23)

Thursday, Oct 22

HW: Pearl CD Cover Project

The Pearl CD Project

CDs are on Hillary’s desk if you need a new one.

Week 10 (Oct 26-30)

Tuesday, Oct 27

HW: complete posters on subtopic of The Pearl

The Pearl Poster Requirements

Finish CD project

Tuesday, November 3:

If you were missing, watch the videos below and fill out the sheet. Poetry analysis

 

Thursday, Nov 5

Hw: Complete the worksheet

Make flash cards of new words and study for vocab quiz on Tuesday Nov 5 Vocab

All Vocab for Quiz

 

Week 12 (Nov 9-13)

Tuesday, Nov 10

HW: finish the Oh Captain! My Captain Worksheet.

If you were absent, find a time to take the vocab quiz. See Hillary.

Thursday Nov 12

HW: O Me O Life worksheet due Tuesday

Week 13 (Nov 16-20)

Tuesday, Nov 17

Snow Day

 

Thursday, Nov 19

Hw: Bring in lyrics to one song

Week 14 (Nov 24)

Tuesday, Nov 24

Hw: Slam Poetry Proposal: Slam Proposal

*If you are doing the extra credit essay (3 pg analytical essay on independent reading due Dec 17th), it is a good idea to take home your book. Books are in Room 318.

Student folders are in the office.

Week 15 (Nov 30-Dec 4)

Tuesday, Dec 1

Deconstructing Slam Poetry

Hw: create an outline/structure for your slam poem

Thursday, Dec 3

Hw: Rough draft of Slam Poem due Tuesday

Week 16 (Dec 7-11)

Tuesday, Dec 8

Slam Poem Draft Due

Hw: revise Slam Poem and add figurative language Rigged Game by Dylan Garity

Slam Poetry Revision Checklist

 

Thursday, Dec 10

Hw: Add vocab to you poem. Final draft due Monday Vocab words

Monday: Review day come to either 9:10 or 11:30


Independent English

Important Class Files:

Independent English is for students that have been consistent, responsible, and shown a desire and ability to handle a more rigorous English course. The selections are chosen by the instructor. The goal is for the students to improve their writing skills and test into college English by the end of the semester

Weekly Work and Information

Week 1 (Sep 21-25)

Tuesday, Sep 22:

HW: Sept 22 Assignment

college essay dos and donts: Essay Writing Tips

College Essay Prompts

Thursday, Sep 24:

HW: September 24 Daily Assignment

College essay sample: college essay mcdonalds

Example essay outline: example essay outline

Your event outline: College Essay outline

Week 2 (Sep 28-Oct 2)

Sep 29th Tuesday:

Hw: Openning paragraph due Thurs

 

Thurs Oct 1.

HW: body paragraphs due Tuesday.

Week 3 (Oct 5-8)

Tues Oct 6th

HW: rough draft of essay due Thursday. Consultations this week

 

Thursday, Oct 8th

HW: read the assigned chapter from “On Writing the College Application Essay.”

-If you were missing Thursday, there is a copy of the reading in your class folder

Week 4 (Oct 12-16)

Tues., Oct 13th

HW: read chapter “Tinkering” and create a vocab list for your essay

Thursday, Oct 15th

Hw: final draft due Tuesday

Week 5 (Oct 19-23)

Tuesday, Oct 20

Resume building with Lori

-If you were absent, schedule a time to meet with Lori to work on your resume

 

Thursday, Oct 22:

HW: make vocab flash cards for the following words and read the attached college essay and choose 3 more vocab words. Quiz on Tuesday. Eng 4 Oct 22 vocab

college essay blinger

Week 6 (Oct 26-30)

Tuesday, October 27

Hw: Take the accuplacer practice test. Make a list of 10 vocab words from the test

accuplacer prep

Thursday:

no HW; take the accuplacer and bring Hillary your scores.

 

Week 7 (Nov 2-6)

Tuesday, November 3:

Choice of writing a new college essay or practicing for accuplacer. Copies of practice tests can be found on Hillary’s desk.

Thursday Nov 5:

If you are writing a college essay, the rough draft is due Tuesday.

If you are working on accuplacer prep, you have a vocab quiz Tuesday. The words that will be on the test are:

blithe, lackluster, temper, nullify, plausible, reprieve, tedium, pernicious, sycophant, trite, opulent, reprehensible, blatant, enshroud, plethora, resplendent, ubiquitous, non sequitur, diatribe.

 

Thursday, November 5

Hw:

If you’re writing an essay, the rough draft is due Tuesday

If you’re practicing accuplacer, vocab quiz Tuesday and finish the accuplacer worksheets.

Week 8 (Nov 9-13)

Tuesday, Nov 10

HW:

essay group: Vocab Quiz on Thursday

accuplacer group: practice worksheets due thursday

Make sure you check your meeting time with Hillary. Be on time.

Week 10 (Nov 16-20)

Tuesday, Nov 17

Snow Day

 

Thursday, Nov 19:

HW: Final draft of essay due Tuesday. Practice Accuplacer worksheets on Hillary’s desk

Week 11 (Nov 24)

Tuesday, Nov 24

Final Essays Due.

Hw: read independent books. (In room 318).

Choose a final project. Ind Eng Final Research Project

Week 12 (Nov 30-Dec 4)

Tuesday, Dec 1

Final Project Packet: Independent English run down

 

Thursday, Dec 3

Hw: Continue to work on final project

Week 13 (Dec 7-11)

Work on your final projects. Turn in daily progress reports.

Monday:

Optional review day at either 9:10 or 11:30.

Wednesday, Dec 16: Final from 9-11. Come turn in project. Feel free to stay for poetry slam.


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