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English 3

Important Class Files: English 3 Syllabus
Weekly Work and Information

week 1

Tuesday, Jan 17th

Objective: Review expectations and begin The Bluest Eye

HW: read to pg 32 and prepare 1 discussion question

 

Thursday, Jan 19th

Objective: Analyze metaphors in chapter 1

HW: Read to page 37

Week 2

Tuesday, Jan 24

Objective: Compare Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics to themes in The Bluest Eye

HW: complete analysis handout

Black is Beautiful Powerpoint

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Blacker the Berry

Complexion

institutionalized

King Kunta

 

Thursday, Jan 26

Objective: Analyze The Bluest Eye in relationship to modern interpretations

HW: 1st draft of essay due Tuesday

Read to page 57 by Thursday

Kendrick Lamar Essay

Kendrick Lamar Rubric

week 3

Tuesday, Jan 31

Objective: Revise Essays

-Checklist Revision checklist

-Vocab Words bluest eye vocab

-Quizlet website to practice vocab: https://quizlet.com/184291073/novel-the-bluest-eye-vocabulary-flash-cards/

HW: final essay due Thursday

Read to pg 58

Thursday, Feb 2

Objective: Analyze literary terms in The Bluest Eye

Extended Metaphor exercise

Indirect and Direct Characterization

Irony

Symbolism

If absent, see Hillary for reading quiz

HW: Read to pg 80

week 4

Tuesday, Feb 7

Objective: Analyze Literary devices

HW: read to 93 and study for vocab quiz on the 1st 10 words on the list

 

Thursday, Feb 9

Objective: Analyze character motives

HW: read to pg 109 and study for vocab quiz on 1st 20 words on list

week 5

Tuesday, Feb 14

Objective: vocab quiz, work on character booklet

HW: Read to 131

Thursday, Feb 16

Objective: Work on Character Booklet

Read to pg 163

week 6

Tuesday, Feb 21

HW: complete reading quiz, read to pg 183

Thursday, Feb 23

HW: complete character booklet, prepare for in class essay

week 7

Tuesday, Feb 28

In class essay

 

Thursday, March 2

Revisions

HW: revised essay due Tuesday

week 8

Tuesday, March 7

Objective: analyze Colum McCann’s short story “What time is it there, where you are”

-See Hillary for copy of the story

HW: write a short story that intentionally avoids cliches

week 9

Tuesday, March 21

Objective: Intro to the Harlem Renaissance

HW: begin research project Harlem Renaissance notes

Thursday, March 23

Research day

week 10

Tuesday, March 28

Objective: prepare for Harlem Renaissance Fair

 

Thursday, March 30

Objective: Harlem Renaissance Fair

week 11

NO class- PARCC testing

week 12 (April 10-14)

Tuesday, April 11

In class: read Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby and discussed Gatsby packet

HW: read Chapter 2

 

Thursday, April 13

In class: diagram various sections of the reading for better understanding

HW: Chapter 3

week 13

Tuesday, April 18

Objective: Analyze use of figurative language

HW: read chapter 4 and complete party story

 

Thursday, April 20

objective: Analyze Chapter 4

HW: read chapter 5 and 6

week 14 (April 23-28)

Tuesday, April 25

In class: Analyze symbolism within the novel

HW: finish book cover and read chapter 7

Thursday, April 27

In class: Analyze the soundtrack of the film with knowledge of the major themes in the novel

HW: complete worksheet and read chapter 8


English 4

Important Class Files: English 4 Syllabus
Weekly Work and Information

week 1

Wednesday, Jan 18

Objective: Begin discussing morality of cloning and read chapter 1 of Brave New World

HW: None

Week 2

Monday, Jan 23

Objective: Analyze Huxley’s influences

HW: complete Influence assignment

Huxley’s Influence- WWI

Aldous Huxley’s Influences- FordAldous Huxley’s Influences- general

Aldous Huxley’s Influences- Marxism

Aldous Huxley’s Influences- Orwell

Aldous Huxley’s Influences- Shaw

Wednesday, Jan 25

Objective: Analyze Huxley’s Influences- begin powerpoint presentations

HW: finish reading chapter 2. (Begin chapter 3-due Wednesday)

 

week 3

 

Monday, Jan 30

Objective: Analyze Chapter 2 and Vocab

BNW Vocabulary List

vocab cards

HW: read chapter 3

Wednesday, Feb 1

Objective: Analyze chapter 3

hypnopaedia dialogue

Mr.Foster dialogue

Mustapha Mond dialogue

Lenina Dialogue

Utopia-Dystopia Exercise

HW: finish Utopia/Dystopia Exercise

 

 

week 4

Monday, Feb 6

Objective: begin personal dystopian chapters

Dystopian Guidelines

HW: chapter 1 due Monday

Wednesday, Feb 8

Objective: work on dystopian chapters

HW: chapter 1 due Monday

week 6

Monday, Feb 20

Hw: Read chapters 4 and 5

 

Wednesday, Feb 22

HW: read chapter 6 and study for 10 word vocab quiz

week 7

Monday, Feb 27

Vocab quiz and chapter 6 analysis

HW: read chapter 8

Wednesday, March 1

Chapter 7 analysis

HW: Read chapters 8,9, and 10

week 8

Monday, March 6

Objective: Analyze Colum McCann’s short story “What time is it there, where you are”

-see Hillary for a copy of the story

HW: write a story that intentionally avoids cliches

 

Wednesday, March 8

Objective: Analyze personal stories and design thought provoking discussion questions

HW: Read chapters 11 and 12 of BNW and take notes

week 9

Monday, March 20

Research Shakespearean Influence in BNW

HW: read chapter 13 and 14 and write 1 discussion question

 

Wednesday, March 22

HW: read chapter 15 and 16

 

week 10

Monday, March 27

HW: read chapter 17

Wednesday, March 29

Finish book. Begin essay BNW essay topics

week 11

Monday, April 3

Study Hall

Wednesday, April 5

Essay revisions

HW: essay due Monday

week 12 (April 10-14)

Monday, April 10

In class: watched the 1st Act of Merchant in Venice. If missed, grab a book from Hillary’s desk and read act 1

HW: MOV Act 1 Guided notes

Use book to answer hw worksheet

 

Wednesday, April 12

In class: watched Act 2 and discussed

HW: MOV Act 2 Guided notes

week 13 (April 17-21)

Monday, April 17

Objective: watch and analyze Act 3

HW: MOV Act 3 Guided notes

 

Wednesday, April 19

Objective: watch and analyze Act 4

HW: Act IV worksheet

week 14 (April 24-28)

Monday, April 24

In class: finish play and analyze

HW: prepare 2 discussion questions about the play

 

Wednesday, April 26

In class: discussion and begin debate preparation

HW: debate prep


Health

Important Class Files: Health Syllabus
Weekly Work and Information

week 1

Tuesday, Jan 17

Objective: Review expectations, create social contract, create new years resolutions

HW: get syllabus signed

Thursday, Jan 19

Objective: Discuss the importance of eating healthy

-Begin watching film “Supersize Me”

HW: keep a food and exercise journal over the weekend

week 2

Tuesday, Jan 24

Objective: Discuss the ethics of fast food companies and the politics behind food

Handouts completed in class based on the films “Supersize Me” and “Food, Inc” :

– The Dollar Menu handout

supersize me group questions

HW:

  1. begin “Food Responsibility Assignment”
  2.  Bring in a labeled food item

 

food responsibility assignment

 

Thursday, Jan 26

Objective: Analyze the reliability of food labeling and how to remain informed as consumers

In class materials:

class powerpoint

Cornucopia assignment

 

HW: Complete “Food Responsibility assignment”

 

 

week 3

Tuesday, Jan 31

Objective: Analyze various factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle

In-Class Nutrition Project

HW: sleep

Thursday, Feb 2

Objective: Analyze the health benefits of popular diets

HW: Fad Diet Project

week 4

Tuesday, Feb 7

Objective: Work on Fad Diet Project

Thursday, Feb 9

Objective: Fad Diet Presentations

Fad Diet Rubric

week 6

Tuesday, Feb 21

HW: read puberty packets and fill out guided notes Female Puberty

Male Puberty Facts

Puberty guided notes

Thursday, Feb 23

HW: journal about reasons teens would choose to get pregnant and reasons not to get pregnant

week 7

Tuesday, Feb 28

Film

no hw

 

Thursday, March 2

Objective: analyze various factors that teen parents must consider

HW: complete a time journal about what you do on weekends and what you would have to do differently if you had a child

 

week 8

Tuesday, March 7

Objective: Analyze the safety and precautions to take when engaging in sexual activities

HW: journal- how would you advise a friend with questions about sexual behaviors? a child? How should health education cover sexual behaviors? What is critical information students deserve to know?

Thursday, March 9th

Objective: Interview Skills (run by Lori)

HW: none

week 9

Tuesday, March 21

Objective: STI Project

STI project

Thursday, March 23

Objective: STI presentations

week 10

Tuesday, March 28

Objective: Discuss STDs and the effectiveness of contraception

HW: see Hillary for worksheets

 

Thursday, March 30

Objective: discuss statistics about abortion

HW: write a 1 page persuasive essay on your stance on abortion

week 11

NO CLASS- PARCC testing

week 12 (April 10-14)

Tuesday, April 11

In Class: Discuss sexual violence and consent. Practice Active Listening

No Hw

Extra Credit: Find article on Sexual Assault and respond in 1 paragraph

Thursday, April 13

Objective: Discuss the detrimental effect of alcoholism.

HW: see Hillary for article of the effect of alcohol on the teen brain

week 13 (April 17-21)

Tuesday, April 18

Objective: drug project

 

Thursday, April 20

Objective: complete project

week 14 (April 24-28)

Tuesday, April 24

Objective: Drug Presentation

no hw

Thursday, April 26

Analyze the pro and con arguments for the legalization of marijuana.

Hw: complete essay your choice essay


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