May 17-20 (Exams)
English II Exam Wednesday! Be sure to study all Macbeth characters/plot points, as well as your Shakespeare notes from the beginning of the unit.Read More
May 17-20 (Exams)
English III Exam Monday! Be sure to study all Raisin in the Sun characters/plot points, your author information page, and the literary devices.Read More
This week, students will write their essays for the play A Raisin in the Sun based on the prompt of their choice. This essay is due FRIDAY. For regular students, the page requirement is 2.5 pages; for honors, it’s 3 pages.
For the exam, students should know the play A Raisin in the Sun, know author information, and know plot points and author info for “Sweat” and “Everyday Use.”Read More
This week, we will continue our Raisin in the Sun mini-unit.
Monday: Students will continue reading Act II of Raisin in Sun in class.
Tuesday: Quiz on Act II of Raisin in Sun; watch Act II of film. Begin reading Act III of Raisin in the Sun.
Wednesday and Thursday: Continue reading Act III of Raisin in the Sun.
Friday: Quiz on end of Raisin in the Sun; finish watching film of Raisin in the Sun.Read More
All students will be completing group work during two class periods this week on Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use.” These body biographies are for a grade.
Students will also be independently reading “How It Feels to Be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston. Quiz and activities to follow next week.
HONORS: Quiz on C.S. Lewis notes on Wednesday. Also, your preface activity is due to me, emailed, by 9 AM. You then need to read Letters 1-4 and complete the questions by Tuesday, 4/20.Read More
March 29-April 1
This week, we will be wrapping up our Unbroken unit and begin our Raisin in the Sun unit.
On Monday, students will finish watching the second Unbroken film.
On Tuesday-Thursday, we will begin our Raisin in the Sun unit by looking at two African American short stories: “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston. Students should expect comprehension quizzes and written responses for both of these short stories.Read More
This week, we will be finishing our Unbroken unit, which we began in the 3rd quarter.
MONDAY: TEST on Ch. 31-35. Students were instructed to read one chapter of this per week during quarantine. There will be no exceptions; everyone will take this test!
The rest of this week, we will be finishing the reading for Unbroken (Ch. 36-39; Epilogue). Students should expect reading quizzes on each chapter.
After we finish reading, we will be watching the movies for this book.Read More
This week and next week we are finishing our Unbroken unit. We have just a few chapters left!
Over quarantine, students need to read the following chapters on the corresponding days. I have emailed them the PDF of the book in case they don’t have their book with them. There will be a TEST on these chapters on the MONDAY students return!
Friday: Read Ch. 35, “Coming Undone.”
March 8-11: Exam Week
Your exam is Tuesday! Please review your study guide, characters, and plot points in order to fully prepare. Be sure to also be ready for a timed write on your exam.Read More
- On Monday, we will be watching Unbroken movie as review for exam. Please make sure your parent has signed the permission slip for you to watch this!
- Presentations begin WEDNESDAY, March 3rd. Review requirements on your Unbroken Research document in Notability! Be working on and practicing your presentation at home since we won’t have class time for this.
- WW2 Class Presentations are Wednesday.
- Exams are next week! My exam will cover what we’ve read in Unbroken so far plus a timed write on the book, so be ready! SparkNotes and other online resources have great review materials.
Virtual Assignment (2 Days): Students will read Laura Hillenbrand’s award-winning memoir “A Sudden Illness.” ANNOTATIONS ARE NOW NOT REQUIRED. Then, for Day 2, students will write a paragraph explaining what Hillenbrand’s exigence may have been for writing Unbroken.
- On Monday, students will have one last class day to work on WWII essays. WW2 essays due Wednesday, 2/24!
- We will then read, discuss, and take assessments on Ch. 29-31 of Unbroken (2 class days).
- I will go over presentation requirements (this research/presentation unit is designed to prepare students for senior project next year). We will have 2 class days to work on presentations. TTW will assist students in making sure presentation presents research without being overwhelming, citations are done correctly, etc.
- This week, students will continue writing their WWII essays. By the beginning of this week, students should have at least their intro and body paragraphs 1-2 complete. The teacher should be checking progress and ensuring students are paraphrasing, quoting, and citing correctly.
- I will allow two class days for research essay workshop (Tuesday and Thursday). On these two days, students should be compiling their research into full essays (regular students 4 full pages, honors students 6 full pages). I will continue to go over requirements for number of parenthetical citations needed, reminders on balancing paraphrased and quoted material, etc.
- We will also Read Ch. 25-30 of Unbroken aloud as students follow along. Each reading day, students will discuss and take assessments on the previous day’s reading as a summative assessment/comprehension check.
Virtual Assignment (2 Days): Students will read Laura Hillenbrand’s award-winning memoir “A Sudden Illness” and annotate it for any of her life that may serve as exigence for her book Unbroken. Then, for Day 2, students will write a paragraph explaining what Hillenbrand’s exigence may have been for writing Unbroken. This has been emailed to students and is due by Monday, 2/22.Read More
This week, we will continue reading Unbroken as we read Chapters 21-24. Students should expect daily reading quizzes.
We will also be working on our WWII essays in class. Students will have two class days to work on this, but will need to work on it at home as well. This essay will be due, printed, Wednesday, 2/24.
Honors Students: I have decided to omit the timed write requirement for Great Expectations since we are in the heart of our Unbroken unit. We will begin Screwtape Letters during the 4th 9 weeks. 🙂Read More
This week, we will continue our Unbroken unit.
- WWII essay OUTLINES are due Wednesday, 1/27.
- We will be reading Ch. 15-20 of Unbroken in class. Students should expect daily reading quizzes and may have to complete some reading at home.
- At the end of the week, I’ll introduce the research essay assignment.
HONORS: Monday, 1/25: Quiz on Ch. 57-end of Great Expectations (p. 361-380).Read More
This week, we will continue our Unbroken unit. Students will…
- Begin working on outlines for WWII essay. Teacher will pass back annotated bibliographies and go over requirements for outline.
- Students will have 2 class days for outline work.
- In class, we will read Ch. 10-15 of Unbroken. Students may have reading to complete at home and should expect reading quizzes.
- Wednesday, 1/27: Outline due, printed.
HONORS: On January 19th, Tuesday, students will have a quiz on Ch. 53-56 of GE (p. 330-361).
On January 25th, Students will have a quiz on Ch. 57-end of novel (p. 261-380).
January 11-15 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our Unbroken unit.
–Wednesday, 1/13: Annotated Bibliography for WWII Essay due, printed. Remember, regular students need 4 sources, honors students need 6 sources.
–We will continue reading Unbroken this week (we are currently in the middle of Ch. 4). Students should expect some reading to be completed at home, and we will have reading quizzes throughout the week.
–HONORS: Monday, 1/11, students will have a quiz on Ch. 47-52 (p. 298-329) of Great Expectations.
Tuesday, 1/19 (after MLK holiday): Quiz on Ch. 53-56 (p. 330-361) of Great Expectations.
January 4-8 Assignments/Assessments
This week, we start a new unit: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which is a WWII autobiography.
Students will receive a prompt sheet for one of the major assessments this unit: a WWII research paper. Students should decide what prompt they want, and the annotated bibliography for this project will be due Wednesday, January 13th.
This week we will also be reading Unbroken in class. Students should expect that some reading will need to be completed at home. There will be reading quizzes on all material we read.
HONORS: Monday, January 11th: Quiz on Ch. 47-52 of Great Expectations (p. 298-329)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
This week, we will be completing our final essay for the Great Gatsby. It will be due on Thursday, 12/10, printed.
On the exam, students can expect questions about the book The Great Gatsby as well as their Modernism notes they took at the beginning of the unit.
Honors: Quiz Monday on Ch. 41-46 (p. 265-298).Read More
11/30-12/4 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our Great Gatsby unit, with a focus on an excerpt from C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity.
On Thursday, 11/3, we will be going to the Tea Room in Covington from 9 AM to lunch time for a Gatsby Tea Discussion! 🙂 Students do not need to bring any money for this field trip.
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.
HONORS: Quiz on Ch. 41-46 (p.265-298) on Monday, Dec. 7th.Read More
November 16-20 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our Great Gatsby unit.
On Monday 11/16, students will have a reading quiz on Ch. 6 of the Great Gatsby, which we read solely in class. For help with this, students can review SparkNotes summaries online at SparkNotes.com. Ch. 7 quiz will be at end of this week or beginning of next.
Friday, 11/20: Grammar Quiz on objective case pronouns.
Prepare for Timed Write on “Love Song of Prufrock”! It will be at the end of this week.
HONORS: Quiz on Ch. 37-40 of GE on Monday 11/16.
Quiz on Ch. 41-46 on December 7th. RIGHT: No reading over Thanksgiving!:)
November 2-6 Assignments and Assessments
This week we will continue our Great Gatsby unit.
We will have at least 2 reading quizzes this week on what is read in class. If students need to review, SparkNotes or Shmoop (both online) have great resources.
Grammar Quiz Friday, November 6th.
HONORS: Due to Hurricane Zeta, your honors assignment due date has been pushed back to Wednesday, November 4th.
The next reading for Great Expectations will be Ch. 31-36, pages 198-229, with a quiz on Monday, Nov. 9th.Read More
October 26-30 Assignments & Assessments
This week we will continue our Great Gatsby 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: Levels of Questions due (which we started in class on Friday).
Friday, 10/30: Quiz on nominative case pronouns.
HONORS: No reading this week; honors assignment of your choice is due Monday, November 2nd.Read More
October 19-23 Assignments & Assessments
This week, we will continue our Great Gatsby unit. Students should expect a reading quiz on EACH chapter. All reading will be completed in class, but if students need extra help reviewing the chapters, Sparknotes is a great resource.
HONORS: This week, no reading! Please be working on the honors assignment of your choice (handing out on Tuesday). This assignment is due Monday, 10/26.Read More
October 12-16 Assessments & Assignments
This week we will begin our Great Gatsby unit. All reading will be completed in class; however, students should prepare for 1-2 reading quizzes each week this unit. Sparknotes is a great resource to use to review for these quizzes!
Students will receive Modernism notes this week, and there will be a test on these notes next Monday, 10/19.
Grammar quiz on apostrophes this Friday, 10/16.
Honors: No reading quiz on Monday 10/12; relax after your week of exams! 🙂Read More
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