• Homework
     
    September 12, 2016
    *See "Class Documents" for  THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE 
    1. "I Am" poem due Friday, September 16
    2. Plot Elements Quiz on Friday, September 16
    *SUMMER READING NOVEL MUST BE FINISHED BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (WE WILL BEGIN WRITING THE LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY ON THAT DAY) 
     
    September 12, 2016
    1. "I Am" poem due Friday, September 16
    2. Plot Elements Quiz on Friday, September 16
    3. "Evidence Ditto" on "The Dinner Party" due tomorrow
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
     
    September 13, 2016
    1. "I Am" poem due Friday, September 16
    2. Plot Elements Quiz on Friday, September 16
    3. Finish Class work on "The Dinner Party" (Questions for Thought, Critical Thinking, Writing)
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
     
    Thursday, September 14, 2016
    1. "I Am" poem due TOMORROW
    2. Plot Elements Quiz TOMORROW
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 
     
    Monday, September 19, 2016
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Finish Free Write (as it relates to this week's theme)
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 
     
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1. Please finish composing Rough Draft of RACE paragraph (Final Draft is due tomorrow, at the end of the period)
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 
     
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    *Final Draft of RACE paragraph due at the end of the period today
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
     
    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    1. Finish reading, highlighting, and annotating "What's the Worst That Could Happen" (PLEASE SEE "ANNOTATING TIPS WORKSHEET" UNDER CLASS DOCUMENTS)
    *SUMMER READING ESSAY BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
     
    Friday, September 23, 2016
    *PLEASE BRING ALL MATERIALS NECESSARY TO BEGIN THE SUMMER READING ESSAY :) 
     
    Monday, September 26, 2016
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents) 
    1. Please write the ROUGH DRAFT of the Introduction (Summer Reading Essay)
    2. Quiz on "Dream" and "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" on Wednesday 
     
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    1. Please write the ROUGH DRAFT of the FIRST Body Paragraph (Summer Reading Essay)
    2. Quiz TOMORROW on "Dream" and "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" 
     
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    1. Please write the ROUGH DRAFT of the SECOND Body Paragraph AND the CONCLUSION (Summer Reading Essay)
     FINAL DRAFT DUE FRIDAY
     
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    1. Please type the FINAL DRAFT of the Summer Reading Essay (DUE TOMORROW)
    *Font 12; Times New Roman; Double-spaced 
     
    Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4
    SCHOOL CLOSED
     
    Wednesday, October 5
    *Please see This Week at a Glance under Class Documents 
    1. Please finish reading, highlighting, and annotating "The Children's Story"
    *Vocabulary Quiz and Literature Quiz  on "The Children's Story" NEXT FRIDAY (10/14)
     
    Thursday, October 6
    1. Prepare for Vocabulary Quiz and Literature Quiz on TCS next Friday, October 14
     
    Friday, October 7
    1. Finish answering "The Children's Story" questions in packet
    *Vocabulary Quiz and Literature Quiz based on TCS next Friday, October 14 
     
    Monday, October 17
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please finish reading, highlighting, and annotating "Charles" 
    *Literature and Vocabulary quizzes on "Charles" next Tuesday, October 25 
     
    Tuesday, October 18
    1. Finish Text Evidence Questions (due next Monday, October 24) 
    *Literature and Vocabulary quizzes on "Charles" next Tuesday, October 25
     
    Wednesday, October 19
    SRI Testing
    1. Finish Inference and Textbook Questions (due next Monday, October 24)
    *Literature and Vocabulary quizzes on "Charles" next Tuesday, October 25
     
    Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 20
    1. Finish ALL questions on "Charles"(due Monday, October 24)
    *Literature and Vocabulary quizzes on "Charles" on Tuesday, October 25 
     
    Monday, October 24
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Literature AND Vocabulary Quizzes on "Charles" TOMORROW
    2. Please bring your Independent Reading Book EVERY DAY this week
     
    Tuesday, October 25
    1. Read IRB and bring it to class EVERY DAY this week
     
    Wednesday, October 26
    1. Please organize notes on A&E Biography on Edgar Allan Poe
    2. Read IRB and bring it to class EVERY DAY this week
     
    Thursday, October 27
    1. Please organize notes on A&E Biography on Edgar Allan Poe
    2. Read IRB and bring it to class TOMORROW
     
    Friday, October 28
    1. Read IRB 
     
    Monday, October 31
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please read IRB and bring it to class tomorrow
     
    Tuesday, November 1
    1. Finish reading, highlighting, and annotating "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    2. Read IRB and bring it to class tomorrow
     
    Wednesday, November 2
    1. Please complete Character Development Sheet and answer all "The Tell-Tale Heart" packet questions 
    2. Read IRB and bring it to class tomorrow
     
    Thursday, November 3
    1. Family Fun Night!!!
     
    Friday, November 4
    1. Read IRB and bring it to class on Monday 
     
    Monday, November 7
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please review for "The Tell-Tale Heart" Literature Quiz AND "The Tell-Tale Heart" Vocabulary Quiz
    (Quizzes will be on Wednesday, November 9)
     2. Please read your IRB (Bring your IRB to class EVERY DAY)*Book Report due November 23
     
    Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10
    1. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23
     
    Monday, November 14
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please read, highlight, and annotate pgs. 1 and 2 in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
    *Quiz on "Murders" on November 22 
    2. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23
     
    Tuesday, November 15
    1. Please read, highlight, and annotate pgs. 3-5 in "Murders"  
    *Quiz on "Murders" on November 22
    2. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23
     
    Wednesday, November 16
    1. Please read, highlight, and annotate pgs. 6-10 in "Murders"
    *Quiz on "Murders" on November 22
    2. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23
     
    Thursday, November 17
    1. Please read, highlight, and annotate pgs. 10-16 (stop at "Be ready...") in "Murders"
    *Quiz on "Murders" on November 22
    2. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23
     
    Friday, November 18
    1. Please read, highlight, and annotate pgs. 16-19 in "Murders"
    *Quiz on "Murders" on November 22
    2. Please read IRB (Bring IRB to class EVERY DAY) *Book Report due November 23 
     
    Monday, November 21
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Study for "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" Quiz (QUIZ TOMORROW)
    2. Remember your IRB is due WEDNESDAY
     
    Tuesday, November 22
    1. IRB due TOMORROW
     
    Wednesday, November 23
    Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!!!
     
    Monday, November 28
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents) 
    1. Please read and highlight the article on Charles Dickens AND answer the questions based on the article, as well.  
     
    Tuesday, November 29
    1. Read Stave I in A Christmas Carol (to the bottom of page 13)
    2. Answer Stave I questions 1-5 only in the "Background" packet
     
    Wednesday, November 30
    1. Finish reading Stave I in ACC
    2. Answer Stave I questions 6-9 in the "Background" packet
     
    Thursday, December 1
    1. Read Stave II in ACC (to the bottom of page 45)
    2. Answer Stave II questions 1-6 only in the "Background" packet
     
    Friday, December 2
    1. Finish reading Stave II in ACC
    2 Answer Stave II questions 7-9 in the "Background" packet 
     
    Monday, December 5
    1. Read Stave III (pages 55-73)
    2. Answer Stave III questions 1-7 in the "Background" packet
    3. ACC Vocabulary Quiz on December 13
    4. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Tuesday, December 6
    1. Finish reading Stave III
    2. Answer Stave III questions (8-16) in the "Background" packet
    3. ACC Vocabulary Quiz on December 13
    4. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Wednesday, December 7
    1. Read Stave IV in ACC (to page 100)
    2. Answer Stave IV questions (1-6) in the "Background" packet 
    3. ACC Vocabulary Quiz on December 13
    4. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Thursday, December 8
    1. Finish reading Stave IV in ACC
    2. Answer Stave IV questions (7-12) in the "Background" packet
    3. ACC Vocabulary Quiz on December 13
    4. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Friday, December 9
    1. Read Stave V in ACC
    2. Answer Stave V questions (1-8) in the "Background" packet
    3. ACC Vocabulary Quiz on December 13
    4. ACC Test on December 20 
     
    Monday, December 12
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please study ACC Vocabulary (Quiz TOMORROW)
    2. ACC Test on Tuesday, December 20
     
    Tuesday, December 13
    1. Please complete "Ebenezer Scrooge" packet
    2. ACC Test on Tuesday, December 20
    3. ACC Character Analysis Essay due Wednesday, December 21
     
    Wednesday, December 14
    1. Continue working on Ebenezer Scrooge Character Analysis Essay (Due December 21)
    2. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Thursday, December 15
    1. Continue working on Ebenezer Scrooge Character Analysis Essay (Due December 20)
    2. ACC Test on December 20
     
    Friday, December 16
    1. Continue working on Ebenezer Scrooge Character Analysis Essay (Due December 20)
    2. ACC Test on December 20 
     
    Monday, December 19
    *Please see This Week at a Glance (under Class Documents)
    1. Please prepare for A Christmas Carol Test (Tomorrow)
    2. Please finish Ebenezer Scrooge Essay (Due Wednesday)
     
    Tuesday, December 20
    1. Please finish Ebenezer Scrooge Essay (Due Tomorrow)
     
    Wednesday, December 21 AND Thursday, December 22
    1. Please compare and contrast the film to the novella 
     
    Friday, December 23
    Have a Happy and  Healthy Holiday Season!!! 
     
    Tuesday, January 3
    1. Please choose Topic for your Personal Narrative Essay (Due January 9)
    2. Please begin reading Nothing But the Truth (Due January 30)
     
    Wednesday, January 4
    1. Please write the Introduction to your Personal Narrative Essay (Due January 9)
    2. Continue reading NBtT (Due January 30)
     
    Thursday, January 5
    1. Please write the Body Paragraphs to your Personal Narrative Essay (Due January 9)
    2. Continue reading NBtT (Due January 30)
     
    Friday, January 6
    1. Finish writing your Personal Narrative Essay (DUE MONDAY)
    *REFER TO THE NARRATIVE ESSAY REQUIREMENTS HAND-OUT
    2. Continue reading NBtT (Due January 30) 
     
    Monday, January 9
    1.  Please read "A Retrieved Reformation" AND answer ALL margin questions
    2. Continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30)
    3. Vocabulary and Literature quiz on ARR on Friday, January 13
     
    Tuesday, January 10
    1. Please complete questions 1-6 in "A Retrieved Reformation" packet
    2. Continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30)
    3. Vocabulary and Literature quiz on ARR on Friday, January 13
     
    Wednesday, January 11
    1. Please complete questions on LAST TWO pages of "A Retrieved Reformation" packet
    2. Continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30)
    3. Vocabulary and Literature quiz on ARR on Friday, January 13
     
    Thursday, January 12
    1. Vocabulary and Literature quiz on "A Retrieved Reformation" tomorrow
    2. Continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30)
     
    Friday, January 13
    1. Continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30) 
     
    Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18
    1. Please continue reading NBtT/plus packet (Due January 30)
     
    Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20
    1. Please review for the Midterm (refer to the review packet given out in class)
    *Midterm is Monday, January 23 
     
    January 23-January 27
    1. Please continue reading and working on Nothing But the Truth packets
    2. VOCABULARY QUIZ ON MONDAY, JANUARY 30 
     
    January 26, 2017 
    VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH PACKETS:
    *We will be collecting ALL 3 packets (the articles packet; the literary elements packet; and the story packet) on
      TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 
     
    Monday, January 30
    1. Please complete ALL NBtT packets (Due TOMORROW)
     
    Tuesday, January 31
    *PLEASE BRING FULLY CHARGED CHROME BOOKS TO CLASS TOMORROW 
     
    Wednesday, February 1
    No Homework
     
    Thursday, February 2
    1. Please finish the "Cite Your Evidence" packet
     
    Friday, February 3
    1. Please begin reading The Cage (Must be finished by March 6)
    *I STRONGLY suggest: Read THREE chapters a night
    *FYI: There will be ANNOUNCED reading quizzes over the next several weeks 
     
    Monday, February 6
    1.  Write the Introduction (Rough Draft only) of the Argument Essay (Final Draft DUE: Monday, February 13)
    2. Read The Cage (Chapters 4-6)
     
    Tuesday, February 7
    1. Write Body Paragraph #1 (Rough Draft only) of the Argument Essay (Final Draft DUE: Monday, February 13)
    2. Read The Cage (Chapters 7-9)
     
    Wednesday, February 8
    1. Write Body Paragraph #2 (Rough Draft only) of the Argument Essay (Final Draft DUE: Monday, February 13)
    2. Read The Cage (Chapters 10-12)
     
    Thursday, February 9
    1. Write Body Paragraph #3 (Rough Draft only) of the Argument Essay (Final Draft DUE: Monday, February 13)
    2. Read The Cage (Chapters 13-15) 
     
    Friday, February 10 
    1. Edit/Revise/Proofread AND Type FINAL DRAFT OF ARGUMENT ESSAY (DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13) 
    2. Read The Cage (Chapters 16-18) 
     
    Monday, February 13
    1. Read The Cage (Chapters 19-21) 
     
    Tuesday, February 14
    1. Read The Cage (Chapters 22-24)
     
    Wednesday, February 15
    1. Read The Cage (Chapters 25-27)
     
    Thursday, February 16
    1. Read The Cage (Chapters 28-30)
     
    Friday, February 17
    1. Read The Cage (Chapters 31-33)
     
    AFTER FEBRUARY BREAK:
    *VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3 (The Cage Vocabulary Terms)
     
    Monday, February 27
    1. Please read The Cage (Chapters 34-36) AND answer packet questions
    2. Study for The Cage Vocabulary Quiz (Quiz FRIDAY)
     
    Tuesday, February 28
    1. Please read The Cage (Chapters 37-39) AND answer packet questions
    2. Study for The Cage Vocabulary Quiz (Quiz FRIDAY)
     
    Wednesday, March 1
    1. Please read The Cage (Chapters 40-42) AND answer packet questions
    2. Study for The Cage Vocabulary Quiz (Quiz FRIDAY)
     
    Thursday, March 2
    1. Please read The Cage (Chapters 43-45) AND answer packet questions
    2. Study for The Cage Vocabulary Quiz (Quiz TOMORROW)
     
    Friday, March 3
    1. Please read The Cage (Chapters 46-48) AND answer packet questions
    *Remember: The book AND the packet MUST BE COMPLETED by TUESDAY, MARCH 7
     
    Monday, March 6
    1. Finish The Cage Review Packet (TEST ON THE CAGE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8)
    * Book and Chapter Packet DUE TOMORROW
     
    Tuesday, March 7
    1. Please study for The Cage Test (TOMORROW)
     
    Wednesday, March 8
    No Homework
     
    Thursday, March 9
    No Homework
     
    Friday, March 10
    No Homework 
     
    Monday, March 13
    1. Please finish reading articles on Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes (plus, answer questions on HR)
    QUIZ ON HARLEM RENAISSANCE/LANGSTON HUGHES/RICHARD WRIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 
     
    Tuesday, March 14
    1. Finish reading and highlighting "Mother to Son"
    2. Finish class work (packet activities on "Mother to Son")
    QUIZ ON HARLEM RENAISSANCE/LANGSTON HUGHES/RICHARD WRIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 
     
    Wednesday, March 15
    1. Finish reading and highlighting "Thank you, M'am"
    2. Finish class work (margin questions on "Thank you, M'am")
    QUIZ ON HARLEM RENAISSANCE/LANGSTON HUGHES/RICHARD WRIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 
     
    Thursday, March 16
    FAMILY FUN NIGHT
     
    Friday, March 17
    1. Finish reading and highlighting "The Street"
    2. Answer questions on "The Street" (DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 21) 
    QUIZ ON HARLEM RENAISSANCE/LANGSTON HUGHES/RICHARD WRIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 
     
    Monday-Friday, March 27-March 31
    Please read your Independent Reading Book (Book and RACE paragraph must be completed by April 20)
    *RACE paragraph assignment TBD 
     
    Monday, April 3
    1. Please read "Flowers for Algernon" (pages 212-216)
    2. "Flowers" Vocabulary and Literature Quizzes on Friday, April 7
     
    Tuesday, April 4
    1. Please finish class work
    2. "Flowers" Vocabulary and Literature Quizzes on Friday, April 7
     
    Wednesday, April 5
    1. Please complete "Flowers for Algernon" Packet Questions
    2. "Flowers" Vocabulary and Literature Quizzes on Friday, April 7
     
    Thursday, April 6
    1. Please study for "Flowers" Quizzes (Vocabulary and Literature)
    *Quiz TOMORROW
     
    Friday, April 7
    1. Please read your IRB *RACE PARAGRAPH DUE APRIL 20 
     
    Monday, April 17-Wednesday, April 19
    1. Please work on RACES paragraph (DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 20)
     
    Monday, April 24
    1. Choose a topic for your Feature Article (Fill out STEP ONE in your Feature Article Packet)
    *FEATURE ARTICLE DUE MAY 8
     
    Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26
    1. Continue researching your topic for the Feature Article (Fill out STEP TWO in your Feature Article Packet)
    *FEATURE ARTICLE DUE MAY 8
     
    Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28
    1. Continue researching your topic for the Feature Article (Fill out STEPS THREE AND FOUR in your Feature Article Packet) 
    *FEATURE ARTICLE DUE MAY 8
     
    Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2
    1. Please continue researching and composing your Feature Article
    *FEATURE ARTICLE DUE MAY 8
     
    Wednesday, May 3- Friday, May 5
    1. Read and highlight "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
    2. Complete packet questions 
    * All work due Monday, May 8 
     *Vocabulary and Literature Quizzes on RRGA on Tuesday, May 9