This week, students will be writing their final Macbeth essays. This essay is due Friday, printed, 3 full pages. We will be in writing workshop all week, but what isn’t finished is for homework.
For the exam, students should know all characters and plot points of the play Macbeth. They should also review their Shakespeare notes from the beginning of the unit.Read More
This week, we will continue our Macbeth unit.
Monday: Quiz on Act 5, Scene 1 of Macbeth. Complete forces chart in order to prepare for Timed Write tomorrow on whether external forces or internal flaws influence Macbeth’s downfall.
Tuesday: Timed Write Essay: students have the hour to write an essay in which they argue whether external forces or internal flaws contribute to Macbeth’s downfall.
Wednesday: Finish reading Macbeth; begin watching movie.
Thursday and Friday: Quiz on end of Macbeth; finish watching movie Thursday and Friday.
Next week: culminating task essay; students will be writing full literary analysis on Macbeth based on prompt of their choice.
This week, we will read Act 3 of Macbeth and complete various activities to accompany the reading, including a Character Chart and Forces chart, both of which are for a grade.
Students will also complete their first ACT Reading practice test.Read More
March 29-April 1
This week, we will continue our Macbeth unit. We will be doing a lot of reading in class, and students should be prepared for a test on Act 2 toward the end of the week, which will include the vocabulary activity they complete on Monday. If students find that they are having trouble on these assessments, I recommend they use Sparknotes online as a review resource.
We will also be completing some Aspire practice this week in preparation for standardized testing that is approaching in April.Read More
We will continue our Macbeth unit this week.
- On Monday, we will finish reading Macbeth Act 1. Students will then complete the Act 1 Character Chart (analyzing character traits and motivations).
- Tuesday: Macbeth Act 1 Vocabulary Quiz + Act 1 Test. Students will finish Act 1 Chart Tuesday.
- Wednesday: Shakespeare Notes Test.
- On Wednesday-Friday, we will complete the Act 1 Soliloquies close reading activity. For first soliloquy, we will complete as a class. For second and third soliloquies, students will complete in partners.
This week, we will begin our Macbeth unit.
On Monday and Tuesday, we will take our Shakespeare Intro Notes. Students will have a test on this material next Wednesday, 3/24.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will complete a vocabulary activity and begin reading Macbeth Act 1.
We will continue reading Macbeth this week as well as taking one full English ACT practice test. This is not graded but is meant to give students an idea of how they would score on the real ACT.Read More
March 8-11: Exam Week
Your exam is Thursday! Please review your study guide, characters, plot points, and introduction notes in order to fully prepare.Read More
This week we will wrap up our Antigone unit by writing our final essay. This essay should be 3 pages, typed, and is due WENDESDAY, March 3rd.
Exams are next week! Students can prepare by reviewing their Sophocles notes and reviewing the plot, characters, and motifs in both Oedipus Rex and Antigone. I’ll be sending home a study guide, but SparkNotes has great resources as well!Read More
Virtual School Assignment (2 Days): Students will choose from one of four characters from Oedipus Rex or Antigone (Jocasta, Oedipus, Antigone, or Ismene) and complete a body biography worth 40 points. This is a characterization activity that requires students to provide 6 elements of characterization and provide textual evidence to support their elements.
- Students will read Episode 5 of Antigone as a class (rest of play; p. 49-62).
- We will take a Quiz on Episode 5 as summative assessment on Wednesday, 2/22.
- Students will complete one full ACT English practice test. I score scantrons for completion and see how students did compared to first composite score.
- In order to prepare for culminating essay, we will do a real-world connection to Tiananmen Square and Christian martyrs. First, we will discuss Tiananmen Square. We will watch a video on this event and complete graphic organizers.
- After completing the Tiananmen Square connection, the class will read the stoning of Stephen from Acts 7 as well as the account of Jim Elliot’s death. We will also watch the clip from the movie End of the Spear of Elliot and his fellow missionaries dying. TTW then lead students in a discussion about how Antigone, Tiananmen Square, and Christian martyrs work together to demonstrate a theme.
- The essay will need to be 3 full pages and will be due toward the end of review week as a review of the entire unit. Students should expect the full play Antigone, full play Oedipus Rex, and their Sophocles notes to be on their exam.
- ACT/ASPIRE PRACTICE: This week, we will begin each class period with an English ACT practice passage in order to prepare students for the ACT/ASPIRE. I will frontload with info and strategies for English ACT and then give students 9 minutes per passage. This is not graded for accuracy but completion. Students should mark their right and wrong answers so they can get a composite score at the end of the week. I will go over answer at end of time limit and discuss answers.
- Beginning of week: As a class, read Episode 2 of Antigone (p. 26-top of 37). Informal discussion to check for understanding throughout the reading will take place.
- TSW take a reading quiz on Episode 2 as a summative assessment.
- Mid-week: As a class, read Episode 3 of Antigone (top of 37-44). Informal discussion to check for understanding throughout the reading will take place.
- TSW take a reading quiz on Episode 3 as a summative assessment.
Virtual School Assignment (2 Days): Students will choose from one of four characters from Oedipus Rex or Antigone (Jocasta, Oedipus, Antigone, or Ismene) and complete a body biography worth 40 points. This is a characterization activity that requires students to provide 6 elements of characterization and provide textual evidence to support their elements. This is due Monday, 2/22, and has been emailed to students.Read More
This week, we will continue our Oedipus Rex unit. Students have been working on a motif essay in class, and this essay is due, PRINTED, on Wednesday, 2/3.
On Tuesday, we will being out Antigone unit and read the prologue and episode 1 of Antigone. Students should be prepared for a reading quiz on this material.
Finally, we will be completing some ACT practice in class on the English section.Read More
This week, we will wrap up or Oedipus Rex unit.
Students should expect reading quizzes throughout the week, including on 1/25 (reading quiz on Episode 3, which we finished Friday). We will also be completing dialectical journals on the play in class.
At mid-week, we will begin a literary analysis essay in class based on the play. This essay will be due, printed, on Monday, February 1st.Read More
This week, we will continue our Oedipus Rex unit. We will…
- Have a Quiz on Episode Two of Oedipus Rex on Tuesday, 1/19!
- Read Oedipus Rex, episodes 2-4, in our textbook.
- Complete dialectical journal for episode 2-3.
- Work on a grammar packet.
- Quizzes on Episode 2-3 of Oedipus Rex toward end of week.
January 11-15 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our Oedipus Rex unit.
–Monday, 1/11: TEST on Greek Tragedy Notes. This test will consist of matching and multiple choice on the Greek Tragedy notes students received this past week.
–We will be reading Episodes 1-3 of Oedipus Rex. The play begins on p. 253 of the textbook section that I emailed them this week. If students need help understanding what’s happening, summaries can be found online at Sparknotes.com. We will be completing close reading activities as well.
–Throughout the week, students will have reading quizzes on each episode we read in class.Read More
January 4-8 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we start a new unit: Oedipus Rex and Antigone (Greek Tragedy).
Students will receive intro Sophocles/Greek Tragedy notes early this week, and they will have a test on these Monday, January 11th, so they should begin studying now!
This week we will do a few assessments for a grade in class, including work with the prologue to Oedipus Rex with an accompanying Levels of Questions activity. Most of this work will be completed in class.Read More
Exam Week: December 14-17
Exams are this week!
For your exam, please review the novel/book we’ve been reading in class. You may bring it home with you to review!
Be familiar with characters, quotes, symbols, and plot. Review SparkNotes.com for more help; they have excellent reviews on the novel we read!
Also, if you had intro notes for the unit (Great Gatsby had Modernism notes, To Kill a Mockingbird had intro notes, Hamlet had Shakespeare notes, and F451 had literary terms throughout the unit), you need to study these notes! Email me if you no longer have them and I will get them to you.
Tuesday: 11th Grade English Exam and 9th Grade English Exam
Wednesday: 12th Grade English Exam
Thursday: 10th Grade English ExamRead More
- On Tuesday, 12/8, the Argumentative Jury Essay (2.5 pages) is due, printed.
- In class, we will read Ch. 25-31 of TKAM and have reading quizzes.
- On the exam next week, students can expect questions about the novel TKAM as a whole as well as the intro notes we took at the beginning of the unit.
11/30-12/4 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our To Kill a Mockingbird unit.
Specifically, we will be working on our culminating essay for this unit, which is an argumentative essay about the jury system. This essay is due, printed, on Friday, 12/4.
Students should expect reading quizzes on what is read in class throughout the week. Students may use SparkNotes to help them review for these quizzes.
Friday, 12/4: Quiz on objective case pronouns.Read More
November 16-20 Assignments and Assessments
This week, we will continue our To Kill a Mockingbird unit.
Students should expect reading quizzes on To Kill a Mockingbird, which we read solely in class. For help with this, students can review SparkNotes summaries online at SparkNotes.com.
Friday, 11/20: Grammar Quiz on objective case pronouns.Read More
November 9-13 Assignments & Assessments
This week, students will continue our To Kill a Mockingbird unit.
We will have reading quizzes throughout the week on what is read on class. If students need to review, they can use the summaries online at SparkNotes.com.
We will also have small writing assignments in class that may need to be completed at home if not finished in class.Read More
November 2-6 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue to read To Kill a Mockingbird. Since all reading is done in class, reading quizzes make up a large portion of this 9 weeks’ English grade. Therefore, if students need to review in order to do well on the quiz, please use SparkNotes to help you review!
Grammar Quiz Friday, November 6th.Read More
October 26-30 Assignments & Assessments
This week we will continue our To Kill a Mockingbird unit. Students should expect at least 2-3 reading quizzes this week. Although reading is done in class, if students need to review, SparkNotes has a great review.
Our grammar focus for this week is nominative case pronouns.
Any work not finished in class is most likely for homework!
MONDAY, 10/26: Reading quiz on chapters 4-5 (which we read Friday).
Friday, 10/30: Quiz on nominative case pronouns.Read More
October 19-23 Assignments and Assessments
This week, we will continue our To Kill a Mockingbird unit. Students should expect a reading quiz on each chapter this week. All of the reading will be done in class, but if students need extra assistance reviewing the chapters, Sparknotes is a great resource.
Additional work will include conflict journals, which will be completed in class and will only be for homework if students don’t finish.
WEDNESDAY, 10/21: TKAM Intro Notes Test.Read More
October 12-16 Assessments & Assignments
This week, we will begin our To Kill a Mockingbird unit. (Normally, this unit is an English I unit, but because of COVID, it got pushed up. I’ll be teaching it at a higher level for English II students). Students should expect multiple reading quizzes throughout the week for this unit.
Students will receive intro notes on author, theme, literary devices, etc. There will be a test on these notes next Monday, 10/19.
Grammar quiz this Friday on apostrophes.Read More
August 24-28 Assignments
This week, students will continue their Rhetoric Unit. We will be working with the speech “Give Me Liberty or Give me Death.”
On Friday (8/28), students will have a test on the rhetoric terms notes they received last week. These notes are in Notability.Read More
Welcome to My English Course!
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. -Colossians 3:23-24