ENGLISH 11R

"Work for the Week" 2008-2009 

Last updated on Monday January 01, 2018

 Do not "go ahead a week or two" in the work on this page as this calendar is subject to changes due to building and district requirements beyond my control!  Copy and paste the week (s) you need to an other document before printing.
Students are responsible for all assignments even when legitimately late or absent and should not expect to be brought up to date during class as this results in a loss of instructional time for everyone. See your teacher for the appropriate time to make up missed work.  
FIRST QUARTER:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN
Second Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN Regents Exam
Third Quarter:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT , NINE 
Fourth Quarter:    WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN  

Accommodation for Special Education

      Alternative assignments are only provided for students who legitimately do not have access to the media under study or through direct collaboration with resource teachers: they will be accepted in lieu of other work only when a student, parent, or resource teacher has arranged the substitution with the instructor prior to the due date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

 

Work for the Week

  Monday School Closed
September  2 Tuesday Conference Day

Welcome Back!

Welcome         Back!               3 Wednesday Complete the "Parent and Guardian Information Sheet" This is your first HW due Monday 8th (1.1 Check as done rWe will review class rules and curriculum complete and turn in my "About You" questionnaire (1.2 Check as done [ ])    
4 Thursday Review notes on setting Smart Goals (see your agenda book p4&5 for help)Create three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself (first for this quarter, second for the year, and lastly for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T. due Friday at the start of class (1.3 Check as done [ ])

HINT-- S.M.A.R.T. each of the letters stands for a word (that's why there's a dot between each letter!)-- explain how each letter fits for each of your goals!

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Friday Turn in your Smart Goals.    View educational film about goal setting.  For an extra credit HW assignment (neatly and in proper English),  identify how Mr. "S" and his son could have used SMART to make their goals come to fruition (due Monday).  Of course, for participation credit have your notebook out each day!

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WEEK TWO  
8 Monday Copy the work for the week into your notebook, if you have printed it out before class you do not have to copy it by hand.  Reminder, if you are late to class you must sign in neatly and put the time you entered as per administration.  If you enter the classroom with a pass, you must give that pass to your teacher.  Place in notebooks and copy notes on Homonyms "A" and memorize them for a fill in the blank test on Friday 12th Select 10 Homonym sounds and use each word in that sound group in a single sentence.  (2.1 Check as done [ ]) e.g. What acts did he do with the ax?
9 Tuesday Homonym sentences due at start of class.  Copy review notes on "How to read " (2.2 Check as done [ ]) Begin reading log for "World on a Turtles Back." (Native American Radio)
10 Wednesday Complete reading and create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the Iroquois creation story with any other creation story that is familiar to you (Visit [on line] Here if you don't know any!(2.3 Check as done r)).
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Remember

Thursday Complete textbook questions at end of "World on a Turtles Back" in textbook. keep questions in literary Log  (for possible notebook check).
12 Friday Test on HOMONYMS 

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WEEK THREE  
15 Monday Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook; begin Literary Log as you read, "A Man to send Rain Clouds"    Copy notes on Conflict. (Check as done 3.1[ ]) Review notebook guidelines for surprise notebook check!
  16 Tuesday After reading, "A Man to send Rain Clouds" -- Answer 1-5 in complete sentences keep in your Literary Log. (Check as done 3.2 [ ])  (Native American Radio)

Read, "I will Fight No More Forever"  Use your notes on How to read to analyze this speech in your reading log... address each level and cite examples from the text. (Check as done 3.3 [ ])

 17 Wednesday  View Smoke Signals respond in your notebook to the following questions as you view the movie due Monday  (Check as done 3.4 [ ])

1) Why does Thomas Builds-the-Fire (the guy wearing oversize glasses) and tell everyone stories no-one seems to want to hear.?

2) How are their memories of Arnold Joseph different?..

3) What role do the stories play in Victor Joseph's journey?

4) What examples of myths can you find in our world today-- Consider Film, TV, Music..

5) In "A Man to send Rain Clouds"  and Smoke Signals there are multiple points of view in conflict, how do these points of view come out of conflict through stories and beliefs (myths)?

18 Thursday View Smoke Signals  (Complete  3.4 [ ]
19 Friday View Smoke Signals  (Complete  3.4 [ ]  SURPRISE NOTEBOOK CHECK!

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WEEK FOUR   *INTERIM REPORTS* ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY Thursday
 22 MONDAY Copy work for the week into your notebook; Review departmental participation-- "NO... how you doin'?"  "Pictionary Rules"-- Dry run with Unit 1

DON'T COPY THIS -- Read over the rules:
Two teams A and B

People are called up by the last person to draw picking... come up and get a word-- do not show anyone. Books may be open!

Raise your hand to take a guess... If you are wrong the other team get's a free guess. Draw picture for ten out of ten points (write your name and winning team on the paper with the word and give to Mr. G when done for credit)-- of course no talking! Winning team gets a 9 out of ten. Non-wining team gets an 8 out of ten. If you don't have your notebook on your desk open, with the work for the week you lose two points. If you don't participate or are absent you must do the HW as assigned. Rules are subject to change!

This is not subject to change--


If you don't go when called or are absent then you must turn in the HW for that unit: complete each of the following and write the answers only: "Completing the Sentence" for credit the following "Antonyms and Synonyms," and "Choosing the Right Words" (each located in your Level F book) this is due before the test is administered.

Quick links  for English 11 R:  Spelling and Vocabulary Units 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  11 12 

Due to the financial challenges and other factors please note:

An alternative to not participating or to the HW for being absent during pictionary:

Use the online units and definitions and Hand copy the word and definition onto flashcards or copy them and use them correctly in sentences for the test Friday.

 

HW-- be ready to purchase the $8 book from the school store and review exercises in book to prepare for the test Friday. FYI TEST PRACTICE .

23 TUESDAY Trip to school store at start of class to pick up level F vocabulary book.

Notes on the three Puritan Beliefs and The Great Chain of Being IMAGE

Introductory notes from textbook and reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible as a class. 

Introduction to Major Project is due Monday October 20th 2008 can be found here if you prefer having more time to write a research paper you may begin ASAP.

 24 WEDNESDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible as a class-- have notebook out!
25 THURSDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible as a class  HW Review UNIT 1 and bring a #2 pencil.
26 FRIDAY Unit 1 Vocabulary Test and Unit 1 HW due at start of class if you didn't participate in Pictionary or were absent.

Due to the financial challenges and other factors please note:

An alternative to not participating or to the HW for being absent during pictionary:

Use the online units and definitions and Hand copy the word and definition onto flashcards or copy them and use them correctly in sentences for the test Friday.

 

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WEEK FIVE  
29 MONDAY In contrast with Native American beliefs,  complete a reading log for the selection from "Sinners in the hands of an angry God"-- On page 158 answer 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 in the literary section of your notebook (Check as done 5.1 [ ])  Major Project is due Monday October 20th 2008 can be found here-- we go to the computer lab October 6- 10 to work on this project.
30 TUESDAY School Closed
October  1 WEDNESDAY School Closed
2    THURSDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible - use complete sentences, answer questions: 1, 2, 6 & 7 from Act I on page 190 in ORANGE TEXTBOOK (Check as done 5.2 [ ])
3 FRIDAY View ACT I - Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible  

HW Periods 2 and 7 meet in 1211 period 9 in 2120

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WEEK SIX  
6 MONDAY Meet in 1211 period 9 in 2120 --work only on the project in Word and with links provided.   Major Project is due Monday October 20th 2008 can be found here-- we go to the computer lab October 6- 10 to work on this project.  You must arrange for any additional time on your own. You must work on the project in class when we are in the computer center, "I'll do it at home" is not acceptable.  References  you may use The Crucible and citation machine  this is an independent project, if you are not working on the computer you may be asked to move and given an alternative assignment to make up for your participation.

Major Project is due Monday October 20th 2008 can be found here if you prefer having more time to write a research paper you should begin ASAP as there are 7 school days remaining until the project is due.

7 TUESDAY Meet in 1211 period 9 in 2120  6 school days remaining until the project is due. PARENT TEACHER NIGHT
8 WEDNESDAY Meet in 1211 period 9 in 2120  5school days remaining until the project is due.
9 THURSDAY School Closed
10 FRIDAY Meet in 1211 period 9 in 2120  4school days remaining until the project is due.

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WEEK SEVEN  
13 MONDAY School Closed
14 TUESDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible 3 school days remaining until the project is due.   Visit the SAT PREP  http://www.methodtestprep.com/ Sign up today! In the subscription type pick "SAT Deluxe" (and don't worry about the price there is a special group rate paid for by the school) and enter the code that the teacher gives you:TKN.3d174873 (CAPS COUNT!) Every Longwood student can create their own account!
15 WEDNESDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible 2 school days remaining until the project is due.  PARENT TEACHER NIGHT
16 THURSDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible 1 school days remaining until the project is due. Complete Act II on your own and using complete sentences, answer questions: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 on act II on page 206 in ORANGE TEXTBOOK (Check as done 7.3 [ ])
17 FRIDAY Reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible  0 school days remaining until the project is due.

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WEEK EIGHT  
20 MONDAY  View remaining act III and part of IV.Crucible project due date extended to Monday 27th! 
21 TUESDAY Copy WFW.  Copy notes on Supporting Paragraphs; surprise notebook test this week!   Use sentences to answer questions at the end of act III on page 228 in your literary log 1 2 3 4 5 (Check as done 8.1 [ ]) and Answer 6, 7, 8 in paragraph format (Check as done 8.2 [ ])  Begin Act IV on your own.
22 WEDNESDAY Reading Act IV Use sentences to answer questions at the end of act IV on page 228 in your literary log 1 2 3 4 5 and 7 due at the end of the period       (Check as done 8.3[  ]) 
23 THURSDAY View the last Act!  and complete questions as directed!
24 FRIDAY

COMPLETED PROJECT DUE AT START OF CLASS MONDAY (problem? Attach a note from parent to project when turned in)

For an historical perspective, view ARTHUR MILLER and THE CRUCIBLE: In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy set up the Un-American Activities Committee to combat the growing “threat” of communism in the U.S. Playwright Arthur Miller was one of many writers summoned to testify at this political witch-hunt. Use your notes on "How to read "  and your knowledge of The Crucible  respond to each level of literary analysis (Check as done 8.4[  ])  counts as a test due Monday.

Period 9 only use your notes on "How to read " to respond to each level of literary analysis for the play The Crucible (Check as done 8.4[  ])   counts as a test due Monday.

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WEEK NINE  
27 MONDAY Project DUE AT START OF CLASS then  View film about the power of fear and a Crucible style world  complete this Worksheet (Check as done 9.1[  ]) due Friday   TURN IN 8.4 from Friday.
28 TUESDAY View film about the power of fear and a Crucible style world  complete this Worksheet (Check as done 9.1[  ]) due Friday 
29 WEDNESDAY View film about the power of fear and a Crucible style world  complete this Worksheet (Check as done 9.1[  ]) due Friday 
30 THURSDAY View film about the power of fear and a Crucible style world  complete this Worksheet (Check as done 9.1[  ]) due Friday 
BOO!31 FRIDAY Happy Halloween! View film about the year is 1649 and the town of Sprynge-Fielde is witness to many witch burnings – In your notebook identify as many references to other literature we have studied as you can AND Answer the question, is it better because you understand The Crucible? (Check as done 9.2[  ])  THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK.

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Week Ten    
3 MONDAY English 11 R the end of Ancient Mysteries Witches

While the mental image of a cauldron-stirring, wart-encrusted witch has etched a permanent spot in the collective unconscious, the truth is that witches were often revered as benevolent healers before the rise of Christianity. This episode of A&E's ANCIENT MYSTERIES series separates fact from fiction about these misunderstood historical figures.  Complete Worksheet.

Literary Poster Assignment worth 3 homework assignments! Sign up for your topic (no duplicates first come first serve)-- (Check as done 9.2, 3 and 4 [ ]) 
4 TUESDAY  Conference Day
5 WEDNESDAY Literary Poster Assignment worth 3 homework assignments! Sign up for your topic (no duplicates first come first serve)-- (Check as done 9.2, 3 and 4 [ ])  Work on poster Due Friday 7th!  HW bring ID card as we meet in class then pick up A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine H  WOW-- Listen to it here   (1 2 3 4)
6 THURSDAY Bring ID card as we meet in class then pick up A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine H  Introduction and Reading in class
7 FRIDAY Introduction and Reading in class.  End of the first quarter.  Grades mailed home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  
10 MONDAY Spelling and Vocabulary Unit 2  Today, use the words correctly in a sentence.  (Check as done 2.1.1 [  ]) HW-- Due Wednesday and for review complete each of the following and write the answers only: "Completing the Sentence" for credit the following "Antonyms and Synonyms," and "Choosing the Right Words" --each located in your Level F book (Check as done 2.1.2 [  ]).
11 TUESDAY School Closed
12 WEDNESDAY Review Unit 2 HW -- Reading A Raisin in the Sun
13 THURSDAY Reading A Raisin in the Sun
14 FRIDAY Test on Unit 2  (absent or late you must be prepared to take the test on the first day you return--see me)

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WEEK TWO  
17 MONDAY Spelling and Vocabulary Unit 3  Today, use the words correctly in a sentence-- due Tuesday.  (Check as done 2.2.1 [  ])   (absent or too late for Unit 2 you must  take the quiz on the first day you return--see me at start of class)
18 TUESDAY Turn in sentences-- Reading A Raisin in the Sun
19 WEDNESDAY Reading A Raisin in the Sun
20 THURSDAY Reading A Raisin in the Sun; HW-- read through end of play!
22 FRIDAY Quiz  on Unit 3  and  A Raisin in the Sun(absent or late you must be prepared to take the test on the first day you return--see me)

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WEEK THREE  
24 MONDAY View A Raisin in the Sun
25 TUESDAY View A Raisin in the Sun
26 WEDNESDAY School Closed
27 THURSDAY School Closed
28 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK FOUR  
December 1 MONDAY Be sure o have all of the work for the week copied into your notebook; View End of  A Raisin in the Sun  As announced in class last week, beginning this week, work that is over a week old requires a note from a parent explaining why it was late or asking me to accept it.
2 TUESDAY Compare and contrast Chris Gardner Pursuit of Happyness with Walter Lee Younger from A Raisin in the Sun in a Venn Diagram (Check as done 4.1[  ])  Due Friday. 
3 WEDNESDAY Pursuit of Happyness
4 THURSDAY Pursuit of Happyness
5 FRIDAY Note Book Test (Check as done 4.2[  ])  (absent or late you must be prepared to take the test on the first day you return--see me) Work on Venn Diagram Turn it in.

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WEEK FIVE    **Interim Reports**
8 MONDAY Introduction to the fourth quarter Project-- distributed in class.  Introduction to Regents Exam Packet THIS IS A PROJECT GRADE 20% of QUARTER  Begin Session 2b prewriting and handwritten essay  Due Friday 12th at start of class-- If you do not have this in on time you will get a comment about possible failure on your interim.  Lost the packet? Download the exam we are using to here:  REGENTS ARCHIVE 

 

9 TUESDAY Notes on how to write an Introductory Paragraph and begin Session 2b of the Regents Exam Packet.  Working in class quietly on Session 2b prewriting and handwritten essay.  There is no reason to collaborate (talk with others) this is a simulated exam.
10 WEDNESDAY Working in class quietly on Session 2b prewriting and handwritten essay.  There is no reason to collaborate (talk with others) this is a simulated exam.
11 THURSDAY Working in class quietly on Session 2b prewriting and handwritten essay.  There is no reason to collaborate (talk with others) this is a simulated exam.
12 FRIDAY We will pick up Catcher in the Rye from the library and begin reading and a reading log this week--YOU MUST BRING Catcher in the Rye TO CLASS EVERY DAY-- (it counts as a HW grade). Session 2b prewriting and handwritten essay due.

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 WEEK SIX  
15 MONDAY Notes on Session 2a prewriting  Working in class quietly on Session 2a prewriting and handwritten essay.  There is no reason to collaborate (talk with others) this is a simulated exam-- Due Friday 19th.  HW-- Read three chapters a school night and take notes as directed-- be prepared for a possible notebook test.
16 TUESDAY Working in class quietly on Session 2a prewriting and handwritten essay. HW-- Read three chapters a school night and take notes as directed.
17 WEDNESDAY Working in class quietly on Session 2a prewriting and handwritten essay. HW-- Read three chapters a school night and take notes as directed.
18 THURSDAY Working in class quietly on Session 2a prewriting and handwritten essay. HW-- Read three chapters a school night and take notes as directed.
19 FRIDAY No HW this weekend.  Identify 10 Literary Elements in A Christmas Carol for use on the Regents Exam! 2 6 2

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WEEK SEVEN  
22 MONDAY Identify 10 Literary Elements in A Christmas Carol for use on the Regents Exam! 2 6 2
23 TUESDAY Identify 10 Literary Elements in A Christmas Carol for use on the Regents Exam! 2 6 2  Happy Holidays
24 WEDNESDAY School Closed
25 THURSDAY School Closed
26 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK EIGHT 2
JANUARY   5 MONDAY Welcome Back!  Turn in 2 6 2  and Essay 2b returned, review of  REGENTS ARCHIVE and how to improve your writing for the Regents exam. MODLCH score and you.  In class reading, Catcher in the Rye (Chapter 13)-- continue to take notes for each chapter as if you were diagnosing Holden.  HW--Read One Chapter Per Night this Week.  Be prepared for Notebook Test
6 TUESDAY Notes on how to do well on Session One B, begin in class.  Session One B and prewriting due Friday.
7 WEDNESDAY Session One B and prewriting due Friday write or read!
8 THURSDAY Session One B and prewriting due Friday write or read!
9 FRIDAY Test on reading so far... through chapter 16!  HW--Continue reading through chapter 18.

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WEEK NINE 1
12 MONDAY Reading Chapters 19  -  21 Catcher in the Rye
13 TUESDAY 22  -  26  Summary of Catcher in the Rye HW Complete reading.
14 WEDNESDAY Introduction to WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE ASSOCIATION’S TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST  Work on poem assignment in class  Brainstorm a list of 20 elements (2 9 1).   Final Quiz on Catcher in the Rye.
15 THURSDAY Work on poem assignment in class (Brainstorm a list of 20 elements / list of images/ Rough Draft)(2.9.1& 2.9.2 & 2.9.3) due at start of class Friday.   HW-- be on time for listening passage!
16 FRIDAY Turn in poetry assignment (Rough Draft/ Brainstorm a list of 20 elements / list of images).  In Class Review for 1A--  The Listening Passage!  Take notes as directed for your prewriting assignment  Counts as Prewriting for Final Essay as part of second quarter's project.  Prewriting for 1A due with Essay Tuesday the 20th or our first day back!  If you are absent have a parent or guardian read the passage to you located in the project (see the end of the project p28-29) and turn in notes on that reading and essay Tuesday-- don't read it if you can help it!

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WEEK TEN Review week 0 weeks remaining!
19 MONDAY School Closed
20 TUESDAY Progress reports were distributed Friday as an estimate (doesn't include participation averaged in) of your grade and to provide you with another list (besides the one in your notebook) of assignments missing.  If you have late work it is due today.

In light of Barack Obama’s historic inauguration, FRONTLINE examines the rich personal and political biography of America’s 44th president, offering insight into the key moments and experiences that have shaped him and formed his political vision.  View "Dreams of Obama" link below...  Assignment [  ] 2 10 1 Due Friday Identify his "DREAMS" from the biography.

View http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dreamsofobama/view/

21 WEDNESDAY

View remaining "Dreams of Obama"

Prewriting and Essay 1A Due at start of class. Regents Review continues! View Catch Me if You Can!  In a Venn diagram, compare and contrast Frank and Holden Assignment [  ] 2 10 2 Due Friday

{alternative if you have not read  Catcher in The Rye- or seen Catch Me if You Can! -- Write a five paragraph essay comparing the characterization of Frank in the film study with "Frank" as revealed on his website HERE and from the Catcher in the Rye website

Regents Review continues! 

22 THURSDAY Regents Review continues!
23 FRIDAY In class review and review sheet distributed! Regents Review continues!  Final rewrite of low score (select and single essay you have written from the regents project and rewrite it to improve the score) essay and prewriting due Monday!

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REGENTS WEEK Regents Week Mid terms!
26 MONDAY In class review and review sheet distributed! Regents Review continues!  Final rewrite of low score (select and single essay you have written from the regents project and rewrite it to improve the score) essay and prewriting due at start of class.
27 TUESDAY Don't be Late! Arrive by 11 30am      12-3 English Regents
28 WEDNESDAY Don't be Late! Arrive by 11 30am      12-3 English Regents
29 THURSDAY  
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THIRD QUARTER:

WEEK ONE Regents Exams Results?       Sorry, when I know, you will know!
February    2 MONDAY No Grades are expected to be available until Friday at the earliest.  Last week all I did was score the regents exam and grade late assignments.  The Regents Scores are not available, Second Quarter grades are not available.  Parents and students should contact Guidance with any questions, (Review of Senior Electives) each phone call or e-mail I have to field just takes me away from getting all grades resolved.

Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook, you are expected to keep track of what you turn in and will be tested on this skill as part of your notebook tests this quarter.  Students are expected to bring their notebooks every day and to be prepared for both surprise and announced notebook tests. 

View Catch Me if You Can!

 

3 TUESDAY View end of Catch Me if You Can!   Assignment [  ] 3 1 1 Respond in your notebook to the following excerpt and question:

You do not have to copy this excerpt of an interview: Frank Abagnale, Jr. said the following, "It begins with my parents’ divorce and its dramatic effect on me. I ran away and suddenly found myself a teenager alone in the world. I had to grow up very quickly and become very creative in order to survive. But what started out as survival became more and more of a game. I was an opportunist, so when I saw an opening I asked myself, ‘Could I get away with that?’ Then there was the satisfaction of actually getting away with it. The more I got away with, the more of a game it became—a game I knew I would ultimately lose, but a game I was going to have fun playing until I did."

If you're not going to run away, (like Holden or Frank), and your not going to stay at home forever, should you treat your plans for the senior year with more effort than you would take on a regents exam?

 

4 WEDNESDAY Notes on creating a "personal mission statement" -- Work on personal mission statement be prepared to show me a draft Friday 

Answer the three Part I questions checked at start of class Friday.

Use the Part I questions to answer the Part II questions in a personal mission statement of no more then 1/2 page.

This personal mission statement counts as two quiz grades

Assignment [  ] 3 1 2 Due Monday 9th

Review of Senior Electives (Junior review next week)

5 THURSDAY

Begin reading log for "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave"   answer questions 1-8 on page 571 (p562) Assignment [  ] 3 1 3 Notes on Slavery and The Thirteenth Amendment Keep in notes for notebook test.

6 FRIDAY Complete reading log, and in complete sentences,   Begin reading logs for "Frederick Douglas" by Robert Hayden (P 615) and Nikki Giovanni's "Revolutionary Dreams" (p1145) Assignment [  ] 3 1 4 Keep in notes for notebook test.

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WEEK TWO  
9 MONDAY

Training Part I

Personal mission statement Parts I and II due today!

View remaining short documentary about Fredrick Douglas and complete 3 1 3 and 3 1 4 prepare for surprise notebook test.

10 TUESDAY View O Brother Where Art Thou? a retelling of Homer's Odyssey in 1930's America.  Write a poem about the lessons you are (may be) learning on your personal journey just as Odysseus and Ulysses Everett McGill must also learn in their journeys . NO SLANG. USE IMAGERY. Part I Begin with an invocation.   Describe the challenges you must overcome (yes, you may portray me or English11R as an epic monster). Use Poetic Literary devices!  While your assignment doesn't have to be an EPIC it must be at least twenty lines in length. Turn in your rough draft Part II with your final version Part III (Assignment [  ]  3.2.1/ 3.2.2/3.2.3)
11 WEDNESDAY View O Brother Where Art Thou?
12 THURSDAY View O Brother Where Art Thou?
13 FRIDAY View O Brother Where Art Thou?  Work on poem assignment!  Happy Lupercalia!

Vacation begins we are off next week 16th-20th

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WEEK THREE  
23 MONDAY Welcome back!  Part I, II, and III of your epic poem assignment are due-- place 'em on my desk at the end of class.  Spelling and Vocabulary Unit 4  Today, use the words correctly in a sentence-- due Tuesday.  (Check as done 3.1.1 [  ])   (Yes show me index cards for extra credit before test! If you are absent or too late for Unit 4 you must  take the quiz on the first day you return--see me at start of that class).
24 TUESDAY Review Wisdom in Reflection assignment--Rough Draft Due Friday 6th (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 3 2).  View Boycott-- In your notebook, first define Boycott then identify the difficulties involved in making a boycott work.  Identify something you would / could boycott in order to make a change in the world, clearly state the change you would like to see, and identify obstacles you would have to overcome (Consider Sharpton Calls for
Boycott of The Post
as a modern example)-- due Monday 2nd as notebook test (Check as done Assignment [  ]  3 3 3)
25 WEDNESDAY View Boycott-and continue to prepare for notebook test. Personal Mission Statements returned.
26 THURSDAY View Boycott-and continue to prepare for notebook test.
27 FRIDAY Spelling and Vocabulary Unit 4 Quiz.

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WEEK FOUR **Interim Reports**
March 2 MONDAY

!!!SNOWDAY!!!

3 TUESDAY Boycott  assignment (extended to Friday the 6th) and Wisdom in Reflection assignment--Rough Draft Due Copy Work for the Week prepare for notebook test.

Copy notes on Third Quarter Poetry Project:  Due MARCH 13 Select Poem “first come first serve” no duplication select from the following: HERE (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 4 1)   HW-- MEMORIZE 2 lines of your Third Quarter Poetry Project per school day for test Monday 9th (first ten lines)!

4 WEDNESDAY Read "Letter from Birmingham Jail," pages 1137-45 on your own and answer questions1-8 p 1146 in your reading log in complete sentences (Check as done Assignment [  ]  3 4 2)
5 THURSDAY Answer questions1-8 p 1146 in your reading log in complete sentences (Check as done Assignment [  ]  3 4 2) Done early? memorize your poem.
6 FRIDAY View/Read Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Notes in class and complete worksheet: here.  Progress Reports Distributed in class with missing tasks.

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WEEK FIVE  
9 MONDAY (Progress Reports were distributed in class with missing tasks on Friday the 6th-- didn't get one see me: work turned in after Thursday 5th will not appear on report.  If you are turning in late work, be sure to have a note from a parent for each assignment or have them sign the progress report and attach it to the missing work.)  Copy Unit 5 Spelling and Vocabulary into notebook complete sentences (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 5 1).  Quiz on first ten lines of your poem for the Third Quarter Poetry Project
10 TUESDAY Introduction to reading  Death of a Salesman (DOAS);  reading in class.  Keep a reading log for a notebook grade (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 5 2)and in preparation for a test at the end of the play.  Identify the particular kind of American Dream of each of the main characters as well as any delusions they might have.  Also, cite examples of themes, motifs, and symbols used in the play as discussed or researched.
11 WEDNESDAY Reading DOAS Death of a Salesman; reading in class. 
12 THURSDAY Reading DOAS Death of a Salesman; reading in class.  HW-- study for test!
13 FRIDAY Quiz Unit 5 Spelling and Vocabulary.  Sign up to recite your poem today for Monday.  Opportunity for extra credit-- Let me know if you are willing to go today, have your literary analysis ready to turn in and you will get extra credit-- first on the project and then for participation!

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WEEK SIX  
16 MONDAY Be ready to recite your poem today-- if no volunteers I will call randomly Third Quarter Poetry Project-- You must have your literary analysis ready to turn in in order to get credit.   View Act one of Death of a Salesman
17 TUESDAY View Act one of Death of a Salesman  last day for presentations.
18 WEDNESDAY Reading DOAS Death of a Salesman; reading in class view Richard Wright's “The Man Who Was Almost a Man
19 THURSDAY Viewed Act 1 of  DOAS Death of a Salesman; reading in class. 
20 FRIDAY Reading DOAS Death of a Salesman; reading in class.  50 class days remaining

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WEEK SEVEN  
23 MONDAY 49 class days remaining: all work turned in so far is returned today.

As usual, copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook, you are expected to keep track of what you turn in and will be tested on this skill as part of your notebook tests this quarter.  Students are expected to bring their notebooks every day and to be prepared for both surprise and announced notebook tests. You are expected keep track of what you have turned in-- show me your completed notebook and I will help you figure out what you owe. 

Last week we viewed an adaptation of Richard Wright's The Man Who Was Almost a Man as part of our study of DOAS--- In a Venn Diagram compare and contrast the Loman’s view of what it means to be “a man” (an adult)—with Dave (from Almos’ a man) Then, in a ½ page the signs and symbols that demonstrate someone has become an adult in today’s culture. Consider the following: tattoo, nose rings and piercings (consider the kids who look like they were playing in dads fishing tackle box—how many piercing are enough?), cars, job, GPA, friends, plans, money, children, marriage?

Didn’t see The Man Who Was Almost a Man then in a Venn Diagram compare and contrast the Loman’s view of what it means to be “a man” (an adult)—with your parents’ or a person over 25 years old—identify the person and their relationship to you-- Assignment   3 7 1 Due Friday

If you have not turned in a notes given in class and completed worksheet on Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge turn it in now.

Copy Unit 6 Spelling and Vocabulary into notebook complete sentences-- study for quiz on Friday  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 7 2).

 

 

24 TUESDAY Reading Act II Death of a Salesman in class --48 class days remaining
25 WEDNESDAY Reading Act II Death of a Salesman in class --47 class days remaining
26 THURSDAY Reading Act II Death of a Salesman in class --46 class days remaining
27 FRIDAY 45  class days remaining   Final draft of

Final draft of Autobiography due Monday 30th -- One copy goes to me and it is your responsibility to give one copy to guidance.

Quiz on Unit 6 Spelling and Vocabulary.

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WEEK EIGHT  
30 MONDAY Final draft of Autobiography due-- One copy goes to me and it is your responsibility to give one copy to guidance.  As usual, if you missed the quiz see me now to make it up.  View Act II Death of a Salesman

44 class days remaining

31 TUESDAY 43 class days remaining View Act II Death of a Salesman

Begin a section in your reading log for Women's Literature

Take 10 minutes and open the textbook to page 742 and read Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives  What is women's suffrage?  Whose interest would it to perpetuate the belief that women are "weaker" than men?  Be sure to identify the 19th amendment--  too.

Read some of the poems in Are women people?   What must life have been like for these women?  Give one or two examples for each poem covered in class of how women were treated that is different from today-- [absent from class? read five poems] (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 8 1).

 

APRIL 1 WEDNESDAY 42 class days remaining

Begin reading log for Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story "The Yellow Wallpaper"

What does Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story "The Yellow Wallpaper" suggest about middle-class women's place and role(s) in this society?

Complete this active reading chart due after the video Thursday as you read or view  "The Yellow Wallpaper"  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 8 2).

 

2 THURSDAY 41  class days remaining

Read or view "The Story of An Hour" Answer the questions here as you view the film due at the end of class Friday (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 8 3).

3 FRIDAY Read or view "The Story of An Hour"

Vacation begins next week 6th-13th   40 class days remaining  Last day of the quarter all work is due by end of period 9.

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FOURTH QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  (CHECK )  
 13 MONDAY School Closed
14 TUESDAY Welcome Back!  39 class days remaining--

Third Quarter grades are not available and due to as yet unexplained grade reporting issues are not expected before Friday.  Parents and students should contact Guidance with any questions,  each phone call or e-mail I have to field just takes me away from getting all grades resolved.

Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook, you are expected to keep track of what you turn in and will be tested on this skill as part of your notebook tests this quarter.  Students are expected to bring their notebooks every day and to be prepared for both surprise and announced notebook tests. 

NEW--   View Mona Lisa Smile and  notes with painting and answer the following in essay format Why has the movie taken it's title from a renaissance painting? "CLICK HERE to see it.") You must  cite at least 5 specific examples from the film. 4. 1. 1. in your notebook due Friday17th (consider the other literature we have examined "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Story of An Hour" for full credit. 

Reminder, there are may be notebook checks every day you may not always see the grade or "check" going on.  You are expected to enter the class with your notebook, open it to the work for the week or current assignment, remain in your seat and prepare to work-- grades are earned not given.

15 WEDNESDAY 38 class days remaining   Mona Lisa Smile
16 THURSDAY 37class days remaining    Mona Lisa Smile
17 FRIDAY 36 class days remaining I'm a Junior, or in 11th grade English, what does senioritis have to do with me?  Read article on here or as distributed in class. Write a letter to yourself about what your grades say about you for the past two years-- are there any trends?  Due Monday worth a notebook test grade.

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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENTS
20 MONDAY Copy Unit 7 Spelling and Vocabulary into notebook.   Write sentences that use the words correctly to show their meaning and turn in (if not done then complete for HW-- 4 2 1). 35 class days remaining
21 TUESDAY 34 class days remaining Introduction to the The Show Me Don't Tell Me Poetry Project  (Word DOC Here) while there are many elements we will review in class, you are responsible for elements not assigned as HW.  Final Project due JUNE 1 -- Create  10 HAIKU  five on the the following topics (barbeque, taking a test, summer, silence, the beach) and five of your own devising for a total of ten due Friday (4.2.2 Check as done __) 
22 WEDNESDAY CINQUAIN  Create five CINQUAIN due Friday (4.2.3 Check as done __)  3  class days remaining
23 THURSDAY Read or View, A Rose For Emily-- Answer Questions 1-8 page 524  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 4 2 4 ) and keep this in your notebook (could it be for a notebook test???mmmperhaps).
24 FRIDAY Unit 7 Spelling and Vocabulary  Quiz

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WEEK THREE  
27 MONDAY

Copy Unit 8 Spelling and Vocabulary into notebook.   Create a “story” for each words to show it’s meaning: --example—“The cheerleader writes poetry with élan!”  (why would a cheerleader write with elan?  The “cheerleader” reminds you of the definition-- (n.) an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair.

 (If not done then complete for HW-- 4 3 1). 30 class days remaining.  Complete questions on A Rose for Emily in your notebooks.

28 TUESDAY

Notes on Pattern poems-- Create three (10 line minimum) pattern poems each a different pattern and label the pattern for each poem due Friday. 4.3.2  (Check as done __) 

29 class days remaining

29 WEDNESDAY

Notes on The Sonnet  -- An introduction and working in class. First Sonnet 4.3.3  (Check as done __)  Due Friday  

28 class days remaining

30 THURSDAY

One poem where you create an image using words in a pattern to describe the image: a concrete poem 4.3.4 (Check as done __) due Friday.  

27 class days remaining

 
MAY 1 FRIDAY

UNIT 8 QUIZ; Turn in poetry due this week.

26 class days remaining

 

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WEEK FOUR INTERIM REPORTS  
4 MONDAY Copy  UNIT 9  spelling and vocabulary create a “story” for each words to show it’s meaning in a sentence or two and turn in (4 4 1).

25 class days remaining 

Questions about Swine Flu 2009? "PANDEMIC LINKS"

5 TUESDAY Finding Forrester Assignment counts as notebook test grade (4 4 2)!  24  class days remaining
6 WEDNESDAY Finding Forrester Assignment 23 class days remaining
7 THURSDAY Finding Forrester Assignment 22 class days remaining
8 FRIDAY UNIT 9 QUIZ  21 class days remaining

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 WEEK FIVE  
11 MONDAY Copy  UNIT 10  spelling and vocabulary create a “story” for each words to show it’s meaning in a sentence or two and turn in (4 5 1). We are down to all your fingers and toes for class days remaining! View end of Finding Forrester and complete Assignment in class.

Progress reports distributed in class Friday May 8 for you and your parents.

12 TUESDAY Read John Updike's “Separating” page 1180 Answer 1--7 in your notebook 4 5 2 by Friday    Need ideas?  visit the essay page here

19  class days remaining

13 WEDNESDAY 4 5 3  Read “Hostage” page 1200  complete 1-8 in your notebook  18  class days remaining!
14 THURSDAY View or read  Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam    17 class days remaining  Work on your American Dream Poem (One poem on the topic of “The American Dream,” any style 20 lines minimum) bonus if you incorporate imagery from Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
15 FRIDAY  16  class days remaining  7 days 'till The Show Me Don't Tell Me Poetry Project project due!

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WEEK SIX  
18 MONDAY UNIT 10   Quiz  End of Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam   I15 class days remaining 6 days 'till project due
19 TUESDAY In recognition of memorial day, use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the perspectives on war in Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam with Good Morning Vietnam  4 6 1  Due Wednesday 27th   14  class days remaining 5 days 'till project due
20 WEDNESDAY 13  class days remaining 4 days 'till project due
21 THURSDAY 12  class days remaining 3 days 'till project due
22 FRIDAY School Closed

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WEEK SEVEN  
25 MONDAY School Closed
26 TUESDAY School Closed
27 WEDNESDAY View Kokoyakyu ---  In Japan, baseball is not a pastime — it's a national obsession!   In a Venn diagram 4 7 1 compare and contrast high school students in Japan with students at your school.  Cite ten specific examples from the film.

If you are absent Wednesday, read "The Concept of wa"  here and complete the assignment using the excerpt and the remainder of the film you see.

28 THURSDAY If you are absent Thursday, read "INTERVIEW: BOBBY VALENTINE here and complete the assignment using the excerpt and the remainder of the film you see.

10  class days remaining 1 days 'till project due

29 FRIDAY Work on Venn diagram and turn in at the end of the period.  9  class days remaining  no days 'till The Show Me Don't Tell Me Poetry Project due (It's due Monday).

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WEEK EIGHT  

June 1  

MONDAY The Show Me Don't Tell Me Poetry Project  due today... technical problems?  Please attach a note from a parent or guardian.

Introduction to Field of Dreams Project (Two Parts each worth 50%,  both parts due together only.)  Project is due at start of class on the last day of classes June 11.  If you are absent you need to arrange to drop off the project or SNAIL Mail it to me at the school.  The Postmark will count as the date turned in.  DO NOT E-MAIL the Project.8  class days remaining  Begin Field of Dreams Film Study

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TUESDAY Work on Field of Dreams Project     7 class days remaining

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WEDNESDAY Work on Field of Dreams Project     6 class days remaining

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THURSDAY Eight Men Out tells the true story of the infamous 'Black Sox' scandal of 1919, in which the White Sox players deliberately lost the World Series. The movie places the scandal in the context of a labor dispute between the players and their then all-powerful team owner, and how mobster Arnold Rothstein took advantage of the dispute. The result was a human tragedy for players like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. You may use Eight Men Out to continue to work on Field of Dreams Project Part II   5 class days remaining

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FRIDAY Eight Men Out  Work on Field of Dreams Project     4 class days remaining

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WEEK NINE  
8 MONDAY You may use Eight Men Out to continue to work on Field of Dreams Project Part II  3 days remaining
9 TUESDAY From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime  2 days remaining
10 WEDNESDAY Bravo Special: From Page to Screen  continue to work on Field of Dreams Project Part II
1 day remaining
11 THURSDAY The Diamond in the Husks  Extra Credit assignment distributed in class.   Part II Last Day of Classes  Project is due at start of class.  If you are absent you need to arrange to drop off the project or SNAIL Mail it to me at the school.  The Postmark will count as the date turned in.  DO NOT E-MAIL the Project.  Enjoy the summer!
12 FRIDAY  

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22 MONDAY  
23 TUESDAY  
24 WEDNESDAY  
25 THURSDAY "Grading Day"
  FRIDAY Conference Day

 

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