2021-2022 Lesson Plans

 

I use Google Classroom and PowerSchool for all of my courses. Lesson plans are posted on my teacher website and are constantly updated during the week. The taught curriculum follows the ELA Common Core Standards. My classroom procedures follow the Rock Hills Jr/Sr High Student Handbook. If you have any questions, I am available by email at jwalker@usd107.org.

Week of May 9th

English 10

Monday

Macbeth Review + Discussion

 

Tuesday

Macbeth Test (assessment grade)

 

Wednesday

Read Manga Shakespeare: Macbeth

Read Shakespeare and Samurai (and Robot Ninjas?)

 

Friday

Video

 

 

English 11

Monday

Memory Assignment – Timeline + Detailed Memory DUE at the end of class

 

Tuesday

Share about Assignment

Read "Chicago"

 

Wednesday

Level-up tutorial imagery

"Chicago" Test

 

Thursday/Friday Block

Video

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Completed Weeks
Week of May 2nd
Vocabulary Word: Demeanor

English Composition

Monday & Tuesday

Write Essay #5

 

Wednesday

Essay #5 DUE at the end of class

 

Thursday

TBD

 

 

English 12

Monday

Student Choice

 

Tuesday-Thursday

Video

 

 

Psychology

Monday-Wednesday

Concurrent Essay

Study for Final

 

Wednesday

Concurrent Essay DUE at the end of class

 

Thursday

FINAL due for all students

 

Friday

Video

 

 

Writing

Monday – Friday

Play Acting

English 10

Monday

Read Act V

 

Tuesday

Finish Reading Act V

Act V Assignments

 

Wednesday

Act V Questions

Act V Choices

 

Thursday

Act V Test

Macbeth Extras

 

Friday

Watch Act V Student Performance

 

 

English 11

Monday

Read Book V – Chapter III (pages 368-372)

My Antonia Test (assessment grade)

Cather Video

 

Tuesday - Friday

Memory Assignment - Timeline

Memory Assignment - Detailed Memory

 

Monday, May 9th

Memory Assignment – Timeline + Detailed Memory DUE at the end of class

 
Week of April 25th
Vocabulary Word: Illustrious

English Composition

Monday

Read and discuss assigned poetry (pages 807-824):

“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

“Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town” by E.E. Cummings

“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath

“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

“For Malcolm, a Year After” by Etheridge Knight

“Her Kind” by Anne Sexton

“Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” by James Wright

“The Pasture” by Robert Frost

“Mowing” by Robert Frost

“The Wood-Pile” by Robert Frost

“The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost

“The Need of Being Versed in Country Things” by Robert Frost

“The Most of It” by Robert Frost

“Design” by Robert Frost

 

Tuesday

Poem Selection DUE

 

Wednesday

Essay #5 Thesis Statement

 

Thursday

Write Essay #5

 

Friday

Write Essay #5

 

English 12

Monday

Finish Fastbridge

Verse Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Verse Share

 

Tuesday

Read “Living Like Weasels”

 

Wednesday

Finish Reading “Living Like Weasels”

Analyze the Text Assignment

Thursday

Living Like Weasels Test (assessment grade)

Fortune’s Cookie

 

Friday
Student Choice

 

 

Psychology

Monday

GC Question

Finish Erikson

Moral Development in Childhood

3. Adolescence

 

Tuesday

GC Question

Chapter catch up (if needed)

 

Wednesday

Test Review

 

Thursday

Test over Chapter #9

 

Friday

Concurrent Students Work on Essay

Select Final Test

 

 

Writing

Monday-Thursday

A Week of Poetry Assignment

Reading Poetry

 

Friday

Week of Poetry DUE &

Haiku Series

 

 

English 10

Monday

Finish Fastbridge Testing

Read Act IV

 

Tuesday

Read Act IV

 

Wednesday

Finish Act IV

Start Act IV Assignments

 

Thursday

Act IV. Questions

Act IV. Choices

Act IV Test (assessment grade)

 

Friday

Act IV. Questions & Choices DUE at the beginning of class

Act V. Google Classroom Question

Act V. Summary

Act IV. Choices Share

Begin Act V.

 

English 11

Monday

“The Lowest Animal” Choices DUE at the end of class

Test for those who need to take it

 

Tuesday

Finish Fastbridge

Satire Share

Wednesday

Read My Antonia

Read Book I – Introduction + Chapters VI + VII - pages 38-49

 

Thursday

Read My Antonia

Read Book I - Chapter XVI (pages 114-119) + Chapter XIX (pages 137-140)

Read Book V – Chapter I (pages 327-353)

 

Friday

Read Book V – Chapter III (pages 368-372)

 

Monday

Finish My Antonia (catch up, if needed)

My Antonia Test (assessment grade)

Cather Video

 
Week of April 18th

English Composition

Tuesday

Final Draft DUE at the end of class on Tuesday, April 19th

 

Wednesday

Essay #5 Overview

Poetry Explication Information

Read “Explication” - pages 175-187. Checklist on page 182. 

Chapter #15: Reading and Writing about Poems - pages 766-783. Checklist on pages 783-785. 

 

Thursday

Writing an Explication Paper - pages 785-798. Checklist on page 786 (condensed from page 182).

Sample Explication Student Essay - pages 795-798.

Revised Sample Explication Student Essay - pages 803-807.

 

Friday

Fastbridge Testing

Read some of the poems -

Read and discuss assigned poetry (pages 807-824):

“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

“Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town” by E.E. Cummings

“Daddy” by Sylvia Plath

“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

“For Malcolm, a Year After” by Etheridge Knight

“Her Kind” by Anne Sexton

“Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota” by James Wright

“The Pasture” by Robert Frost

“Mowing” by Robert Frost

“The Wood-Pile” by Robert Frost

“The Oven Bird” by Robert Frost

“The Need of Being Versed in Country Things” by Robert Frost

“The Most of It” by Robert Frost

“Design” by Robert Frost

 

 

English 12

Tuesday-Wednesday

Verse Assignment

 

Thursday

Fastbridge Testing

Verse Assignment

 

Friday

Verse Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Mead Hall Verse Share

 

 

Psychology

Tuesday

GC Question: Nature vs. Nurture

Intersection, page 321

1. Exploring Human Development

-Ho Do Nature and Nurture Influence Development?

 

Wednesday

2. Child Development

-The Brain

-Cognitive Development in Infancy and Childhood

 

Thursday

Finish Cognitive Development in Infancy and Childhood

Psychological Inquiry, page 300

 

Friday

Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Childhood

Erikson’s Stages

GC Question: Identity

 

Writing

Tuesday

Poetry Bracket

10 minute Journal/Copywrite

Finish 150th Anniversary Poems

Noun Assignment, Step 1 & 2

 

Wednesday

Poetry Bracket

10 minute Journal/Copywrite

Finish Noun Assignment, Step 3 & Select a Follow-up Activity to complete

 

Thursday

Poetry Bracket

Vivid Verbs Activity

 

Friday

Poetry Bracket

Haiku Information

Haiku Series Assignment

 

English 10

Tuesday

Act III Analyze the Text

Act III Choices

 

Wednesday

Act III Discussion

Read Act III Test (assessment grade)

Act III Choices

 

Thursday

Act III. Choices DUE

Fastbridge Testing

Read Act IV

 

Friday

GC Question: Act IV

Read Act IV

 

 

English 11

Tuesday

Finish reading “The Lowest Animal”

As You Read: Analyze Tone Assignment DUE at the end of class

 

Wednesday

Analyze the Text Assignment

Choices Assignment

 

Thursday

“The Lowest Animal” Test (assessment grade)

 

Friday

Fastbridge Testing

Choices Assignment DUE at the end of class

Week of April 11th
Weekly Word: Vocabulary Review

English Composition

Monday

Thesis Statement DUE

Essay #4 Work time

 

Tuesday

Essay #4 Work time

 

Wednesday

1st page DUE at the end of the hour

 

Thursday

Essay #4 Work time

 

Tuesday

Final Draft DUE at the end of class on Tuesday, April 19th

 

 

English 12

Monday

Canterbury Tales - Engage Your Brain Assignment

Expand Your Vocabulary

Read Canterbury Tales

 

Tuesday

Read Canterbury Tales

 

Wednesday

Analyze the Text Assignment

 

Thursday

Canterbury Tales Test (assessment grade)

Analyze the Text Assignment DUE at the end of class

 

 

Psychology

Monday

Read 6. Personality Disorders

Read 7. Suicide

 

Tuesday

Case Study Assignment DUE @ the end of the class (only need to complete 3)

 

Wednesday

Finish Chapter (if needed)

Test Review

 

Thursday

Test over Chapter #15

 

 

Writing

Monday

Poetry Bracket

Poetry Assignment Share & Feedback

 

Tuesday

Poetry Bracket

10 minute Journal/Copywrite

Noun Catalogue Activity

 

Wednesday

Poetry Bracket

10 minute Journal/Copywrite

Vivid Verbs Activity (paper activity)

 

Thursday

Poetry Bracket

Poetry

 

 

English 10

Monday

GC Question: Act II

Act II Questions & Discussion

 

Tuesday

Act II Test

Act II Choices

 

Wednesday

Read Act III Summary

Read Act III

 

Thursday

Read Act III

 

 

English 11

Monday

Analyze the Text Questions

Ending Vote

 

Tuesday

Story Discussion

“To Build a Fire Test” (assessment grade)

Begin work on "The Lowest Animal Assignments"

 

Wednesday

“The Lowest Animal” Engage Your Brain

“The Lowest Animal” Expand Your Vocabulary

Read “The Lowest Animal”

 

Thursday

Read “The Lowest Animal”

Analyze Tone DUE at the end of class

 
Week of April 4th
Weekly Word: Idyllic

English Composition

Monday

Essay #3 DUE at the beginning of the hour

Overview of Essay #4

Read Chapter #12: Reading and Writing about Stories on pages 443-450

Read Checklist: Getting Ideas for Writing about Stories on pages 457-459

 

Tuesday

Read “Senior Picture Day” by Michele Serros (pages 51-54)

Read “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” by Haruki Murakami (pages 55-58)

 

Wednesday

Read “A & P” by John Updike (pages 58-63)

Read “Love in L.A.” by Dagoberto Gilb (pages 95-97)

 

Thursday

Read Ray Bradbury + Student Essay

 

Friday

Finish any leftover reading

Short Story Responses Assignment DUE at the end of class

Select Story to focus on for Essay #4

 

English 12

Monday & Tuesday

Read Beowulf

 

Wednesday

Analyze the Text Assignment

 

Thursday

Final discussion over Beowulf

Analyze the Text DUE at the end of class

Beowulf Test (Assessment Grade)

 

Friday

Beowulf - Choices Assignment

Canterbury Tales - Engage Your Brain Assignment

 

 

Psychology

Monday

Test Review

 

Tuesday

Chapter #10 Test

 

Wednesday

Chapter #15: 1. Defining and Explaining Abnormal Behavior

Critical Controversy: ADHD

 

Thursday

2. Anxiety and Anxiety-Related Disorders

3. Disorders involving Emotion and Mood

 

Friday

4. Dissociative Disorders

5. Schizophrenia

Psychological Inquiry

 

Writing

Monday

Sweet Sixteen: Round 1

Finish Grant

 

Tuesday

Sweet Sixteen: Round 2

10 minute Journal/Copywrite

Poetry Introduction Quiz and Discussion

Read What Makes a Great Poem? Article 

 

Wednesday

Sweet Sixteen: Round 3

Poetry Introduction Youtubes

Read “Beginning with Poetry,” in Writing Poetry by Barbara Drake, pages 1-12.

 

Thursday

Sweet Sixteen: Round 4

Poetry Assignment

 

Friday

Sweet Sixteen: Round 5

Poetry Assignment

 

 

English 10

Monday

Finish reading Act I

 

Tuesday

Small Group Assignment: Act I Questions

Small Group Share

Act I Discussion

 

Wednesday

Act I test (assessment grade)

Act I choices

 

Thursday

Begin reading Act II

 

Friday

GC Question: Act II

Finish Reading Act II

 

 

English 11

Monday

Class 1 - Claim Paragraph 2

Class 2 – Counterclaim Paragraph

 

Tuesday

Class 1 – Introduction & Conclusion

Class 2 – Works Cited Page & Revisions

 

Wednesday

Completed Essay DUE at the beginning of class Wednesday, April 7th

Introduction to Unit 5: “America Transformed”

Group Discussion over the Essential Questions

Read Textbook Introductory Materials

“To Build a Fire” Vocabulary

 

Thursday

“To Build a Fire” Engage Your Brain

Begin reading the story

 

Friday

Finish the story

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Completed Weeks
Week of March 28th
Weekly Word: Adversary

English Composition

Monday

Essay #3 - 1st page DUE at the end of the hour

 

Tuesday

Absent

 

Wednesday

Essay #3 Work Time

 

Thursday

Essay #3 - 2nd page DUE at the end of the hour

 

Friday

Final Draft DUE at the beginning of the hour on Monday, April 4th

English 12

Monday

Panel Discussion

 

Tuesday

Absent

 

Wednesday

Answer final 36 Questions for a total of 6

36 Questions DUE

36 Questions Discussion

Beowulf Introduction

 

Thursday

Finish Beowulf Introduction

Engage Your Brain Assignment

 

Friday

Expand Your Vocabulary Assignment

HMH Stream to Start Video

Begin reading Beowulf

 

 

Psychology

Monday

Introduction to Chapter #10: Motivation and Emotion

Maslow Personality Quiz DUE at the end of class

Section 1: Theories of Motivation

 

Tuesday

Absent

 

Wednesday

Section 3. Approaches to Motivation in Everyday Life

Thursday

GC Question: Theory of Emotion

Section #4: Emotion

Friday

Section 5: Motivation, Emotion, and Health and Wellness: The Pursuit of Happiness

Emotional Intelligence Quiz DUE at the end of class

Psychological Inquiry: Emotions DUE at the end of class

 

 

Writing

Monday

Grant Exchanges & Edits

 

Tuesday

Absent

 

Wednesday

Final Grant DUE

 

Thursday

Answer GC Poetry Question

Sweet Sixteen Poetry Selections Assignment

 

Friday

Sweet Sixteen Poetry, Round 1

Community Poems Assignment

 

 

English 10

Monday

Finish Allusions Presentations

The Last Will and Testament

 

Tuesday - Sub

Fate vs. Freewill Assignment

Finish The Last Will and Testament

Wednesday

Introduction to Macbeth (GC Materials)

 

Thursday

Read textbook preliminary information on Macbeth

Begin reading Act I

 

Friday

Answer GC Question

Read Act I

 

English 11

Monday 

Mr. Cox’s and Mrs. Walker’s class

Two Sources DUE by the end of class

 

Tuesday

Field Trip

 

Wednesday

Joint Class in Mrs. Walker’s room first and then Split

Introduction to Thesis Statements

IXL G.2 Identify thesis statements Q8K – Master

Outline Work Time

Thesis Statement DUE

 

Thursday

Joint Class in Mrs. Walker’s room first and then Split

Short Quiz (assessment grade) over claims, counterclaims, rebuttals, and thesis statements

Mrs. Walker goes over In-text citations & plagiarism 

Class 1 - Outline Work Time

Class 2 - Outline Work Time

 

Friday

Outline DUE at the beginning of class

Begin work on 1st Draft of Dream Essay in Mr. Cox's and Mrs. Walker's classes

Class 1 - American Dream Definition Paragraph

Class 2 - Claim Paragraph 1

 

Monday, April 4th  

Class 1 - Claim Paragraph 2

Class 2 – Counterclaim Paragraph

 

Tuesday - April 5th 

Class 1 – Introduction & Conclusion

Class 2 – Works Cited Page & Revisions

 

Wednesday, April 6th

***Completed Essay DUE at the beginning of class Wednesday, April 7th

 
Week of March 21st
Weekly Word: Idiosyncrasy

English Composition

Monday & Tuesday

Read Death of a Salesman

 

Wednesday

Death of a Salesman test (assessment grade)

Literary Analysis Information – read handout and sample paper

 

Thursday

Death of a Salesman thesis statement

Begin working on essay

 

Friday

Essay #3 Work Time

 

English 12

Monday

Business Plan DUE at the end of the day

 

Tuesday-Thursday

Fate versus Determinism Debate

 

Friday

Debate Written Materials DUE at the end of class (assessment grade)

 

 

Psychology

Monday

Section 4. Personological and Life Story Perspectives

Section 5. Social Cognitive Perspectives

 

Tuesday

Section 6. Biological Perspectives

Section 7. Personality Assessments

 

Wednesday

Chapter Catch up

 

Thursday

Test Review

 

Friday

Personality Test (assessment grade)

 

 

Writing

Monday

Grant: 2nd Draft

 

Tuesday

10 minute Journal or Copywrite

Grant: 2nd Draft

 

Wednesday

SMART Goal Writing

 

Thursday

SMART Goal Writing

 

Friday

10 minute Journal or Copywrite

SMART Goal Writing

 

 

English 10

Monday

Business Plan DUE at the end of the day

 

Tuesday

Allusions Visual Aid DUE

Allusions Presentations Practice

 

Wednesday-Friday

Allusions Presentations

 

 

English 11

Monday

Business Plan DUE at the end of the day

 

Tuesday

Dream PowerPoint

GC Dream Question DUE

Dream YouTube

Dream Essay Introduction

 

Wednesday - Mrs. Walker’s class

Dream “Price Tag” Article Read

Claims and Counterclaims information

 

Wednesday - Mr. Cox's class

Overview of options for looking for primary sources

Look for sources

 

Thursday - Mrs. Walker's class

IXL H.3 - Choose the best evidence to support a claim – GVQ - Master

Essay Outline Overview

Research and Outline Introduction

 

Thursday - Mr. Cox's class

Find one source to use - due at the end of class on Google Classroom

 

Friday

Early Out - No Class