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 September 20th
Weekly Word: Ambivalence

English Composition I

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand and apply the essential components that compromise a formal essay, including a thesis statement, organizational outline, and introductory and concluding paragraphs.

(2) Revise an existing text by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

(3) Understand the concept of propaganda in written and visual media, specifically different forms of propaganda: Name-calling, glittering generalities, plain-folks appeal, argumentum ad populum, argumentum ad hominem, transfer (guilt or glory by association), bandwagon, faulty cause and effect, false analogy, begging the question, the two extremes fallacy (false dilemma), card stacking, and testimonial.
(4) Understand the concept of slanting by selection of facts, slanting by use of charged language, and slanting by use of emphasis.
(5) Understand the concept of doublespeak, specifically: Euphemism, inflated language, gobbledygook or bureaucratese, and jargon.

 

Monday

Read Intro to Chapter #8 (page 245)

Overview of Essay #2

 

Tuesday

Finish “Propaganda: How Not to be Bamboozled” by Cross (page 247)

Complete both Cross Assignments

 

Wednesday

Read “Selection, Slanting, and Charged Language” (page 261)

Complete Birk assignment

 

Thursday

Read “The World of Doublespeak” (page 277)

Complete Lutz assignment

Friday

Final Draft of Essay #1 DUE at the beginning of class

Ackerman Essay + Assignment

 

English 12

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the romantic literary movement and its main components, including that romantics valued emotion over reason.

(2) Understand the poetry genre of an ode.

(3) Analyze the romantic poetry of Keats, specifically analyze the stanza structure, rhyme scheme, and apostrophe.

(4) Identify how Keats’ poetry emphasizes the romantic literary movement’s philosophies.

Monday

Poetry Assignment - DUE at the beginning of class

Ode Introduction

Ode to a Grecian Urn: Engage Your Brain

Wordsworth Response Log

 

Tuesday

Read “Ode on a Grecian Urn”

Analyze the Text

Wednesday

Discuss "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

Assessment Practice

 

Thursday

Ode on a Grecian Urn Test

Keats Response Log

Friday

Choices

 

 

Speech

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Write a speech by completing an outline with an introduction, three main points, a conclusion, and a MLA Works Cited page with complete sentences. 

(2) Prepare and practice a 4-6 minute speech that effectively represents "who you are" in the context of three events or your hometown. 

(3) Understand the categories of informative speeches, how to convey informative information in a speech, and strategies for explaining complex information.

(4) Identify the main components of an informative speech including, but not limited to the introduction, body, conclusion, thesis statement, and organizational pattern.

 

Monday

Watch Informative Speech

Read Chapter #23 + Workbook

 

Tuesday

Chapter #23 Workbook DUE at the beginning of class

Read Chapter #7

Chapter #7 Workbook

 

Wednesday

Chapters #23 & #7 Workbook DUE at the beginning of class

Working Outline DUE at the beginning of class for designated students

Speech Practice Time

 

Thursday

Speech Time for designated students

 

Friday

Working Outline DUE at the beginning of class for designated students

Speech time for designated students

Self-Evaluation

 

Writing

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand and apply every plot stage to a short story: Exposition: Rising action; Climax; Falling action; and denouement/resolution.

(2) Understand and apply components to create complex, ​well-rounded characters in a short story (how your characters look, where they're from, and what motivates them, among many other features/characteristics).

(3) Understand and apply character dialogue in a short story.

(4) Understand and apply how to “show and not tell” in a short story.

(5) Journal in stream of consciousness style.

 

Monday

Plot Exemplar Story

 

Tuesday

10 minute Journal

Read 22 Rules of Storytelling

Read Believable Characters & Dialogue

 

Wednesday

10 minute Journal

Show, Not Tell Lesson

 

Thursday

10 minute Journal

Show, Not Tell Lesson Continued

 

Friday

Spooky Story Reads

 

 

English 10

Weekly Objectives

(1) Identify theme/s in a short story. (Theme: underlying message or messages that an author wants to convey.)

(2) Understand the memoir genre.

(3) Analyze the historical and cultural context on a short story.

(4) Analyze the author’s purpose for writing a short story.

(5) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: precarious, insular, sedately, and tepid.

 

Monday

“By Any Other Name” Engage Your Brain DUE at the beginning of class

“By Any Other Name” Expand Your Vocabulary DUE at the beginning of class

Read “By Any Other Name” + Complete “As You Read”

 

Tuesday

“By Any Other Name” - “As You Read” + Analyze the Text

 

Wednesday

Finish Assignments

Assessment Practice

 

Thursday

“By Any Other Name” Test (Assessment Grade)

“By Any Other Name” Response Log

Friday

 “By Any Other Name” Choices

 

English 11

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

(2) Analyze figurative language within Dickinson’s poetry, including but not limited to metaphor, simile, personification, and paradox.

(3) Analyze structure within Dickinson’s poetry, including but not limited to stanzas, line breaks, em dashes, rhythm, rhyme scheme, and repetition.

(4) Identify themes in Dickinson’s poetry. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a poet wants to convey.)

(5) Connect Dickinson’s poetic themes to the literary movement transcendentalism.

 

Monday

Finish Give One, Get One Assignment

Begin Analyze the Text

 

Tuesday

Finish Choices Walt Whitman

 

Wednesday

Give One, Get One Share

Discuss Poems

Analyze the Text

Assessment Practice

 

Thursday

Dickinson Test (Assessment Grade)

Analyze the Text DUE at the end of class

 

Friday

No Class

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Completed Weeks
Week of September 13th

 

English Composition I

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the concept of speech communities by comparing and contrasting different speech communities as outlined in a series of essays.

(2) Understand and apply the essential components that compromise a formal essay, including a thesis statement, organizational outline, and introductory and concluding paragraphs.

(3) Write a comparison/contrast essay in response to our readings in Chapter #6, Language Communities: Where Do We Belong? on speech communities with a minimum of 3+ pages.

(4) Identify the differences between editing and revising a text.

(5) Revise an existing text by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

 

Monday

Review “23 Ways to Improve your Draft” and “Writing Concisely” (Handouts on Google Classroom)

Review Essay Rubric

Read “First Drafts” by Anne Lamott (page 221)

Language in Action

 

Tuesday

Read “The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts” by Murray (page 226)

Lamott & Murray Assignment

Review “Language in Action” on pages 237-238.

 

Wednesday

Lamott & Murray Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Language Essay Summary Share

 

Thursday

Works Cited Page

Individual Conferences

 

Friday

Individual Conferences

 

Senior English

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the romantic literary movement and its main components, including that romantics valued emotion over reason.

(2) Understand the genre of lyric poetry.

(3) Analyze the romantic poetry of William Wordsworth, specifically analyze the sensory language and imagery within Wordsworth’s poetry.

(4) Identify how Wordsworth’s poetry emphasizes the romantic literary movement’s philosophies.

(5) Apply sensory and figurative language writing to an original poem that contains a minimum of 20 lines but no more than 50 lines.

 

Monday

Assessment Practice – Tintern Abbey

Read remaining poems + Assessment Practice

 

Tuesday

Assessment Practice Discussion

Analyze the Text

 

Wednesday

Analyze the text DUE at the beginning of class

Wordsworth Test (assessment grade)

 

Thursday

Response Log -Wordsworth

Poetry Assignment

 

Friday

Poetry Assignment - DUE at the end of class (assessment grade)

Ode to a Grecian Urn: Engage Your Brain – DUE on Monday, September 13th at the beginning of class

 

 

Speech

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Write a speech by completing an outline with an introduction, three main points, a conclusion, and a MLA Works Cited page with complete sentences. 

(2) Prepare and practice a 4-6 minute speech that effectively represents "who you are" in the context of three events or your hometown. 

 

Monday

Chapter #10 & 17-19 Workbook Overview & Test Review

 

Tuesday

"Giving a Presentation: Delivery of Your Presentation"

Wednesday

Chapter #10 & 17-19 Test

Working Outline

Thursday

Rubric Overview

Working Outline

 

Friday

Working Outline DUE at the beginning of class

Speech Practice Time

FYI Speeches will be delivered on Monday, September 20th and Tuesday, September 21st

 

 

Writing

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand and apply every plot stage to a short story: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action; and Denouement/Resolution.

(2) Understand and apply components to create complex, ​well-rounded characters in a short story (how your characters look, where they're from, and what motivates them, among many other features/characteristics).

(3) Understand and apply character dialogue in a short story.

(4) Understand and apply how to “show and not tell” in a short story.

(5) Journal in stream of consciousness style.

 

Monday

Action Story Activity

 

Tuesday & Wednesday

Read Exemplar Story

 

Thursday

10 minute Journal

Exemplar Story

 

Friday

Exemplar Story

 

English 10

Weekly Objectives:  
(1) Identify theme/s in a short story. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a poet wants to convey.)

(2) Understand the historical and cultural context on a short story.

(3) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: ironically, mesmerize, eradicate, contemplate, and spontaneously.

 

Monday

“Book of the Dead” Analyze text

“Book of the Dead” Assessment Practice

"Book of the Dead" Expand Your Vocabulary - 2

 

Tuesday

“Book of the Dead” Analyze text and Vocab -2 DUE at the beginning of class

“Book of the Dead” Test (assessment grade)

 

Wednesday

Choices Letter #1 & #2

 

Thursday

Choices Letter Reading

 

Friday

"Book of the Dead" Response Log

“By Any Other Name” Introduction & Engage Your Brain

Expand Your Vocabulary

English 11

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

(2) Understand the essay genre. (includes a central idea related to the writer’s argument or purpose; offers details or evidence to develop the central idea; and has a conclusion that summarizes the writer’s view).

(3) Analyze the structure and purpose of an essay. (Essays can be written for many purposes: to inform, persuade, express an idea or feelings, or entertain. An essay can be formal or informal. This essay is informal—it is conversational, personal, and engaging.)

(4) Analyze the development of ideas in an essay. (Authors develop ideas by including a variety of evidence—such as facts, quotations, examples, statistics, or personal experiences. To analyze important ideas, think about how the details support the author’s ideas and purpose.)

(5) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: inclination, estrangement, delinquent, bravado, and metaphysical.

(6) Apply effective essay writing to complete an essay about a person whom you admire or whose work you enjoy with a specific focus on why you think that person is important and/or influential to you.

 

Monday & Tuesday

“My Friend Walt Whitman” Choices Assignment

 

Wednesday

“My Friend Walt Whitman” Choices Assignment DUE

Optional “My Friend” or “Whitman” Choices Assignment Share (tentative)

Thursday

Response Log - "My Friend Walt Whitman"

Introduction to Dickinson YouTube

Dickinson Engage Your Brain Assignment

Friday

Dickinson Poetry

Week of September 6th
Weekly Word: Brevity

English Composition I

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the concept of speech communities by comparing and contrasting different speech communities as outlined in a series of essays.

(2) Understand and apply the essential components that compromise a formal essay, including a thesis statement, organizational outline, and introductory and concluding paragraphs.

(3) Write a comparison/contrast essay in response to our readings in Chapter #6, Language Communities: Where Do We Belong? on speech communities with a minimum of 3+ pages.

 

Tuesday - Friday

Essay #1 First Draft - DUE at the end of class Friday

IXL - DUE at the end of class Friday - DD.4 Semicolons, colons, and commas review – NSQ – 85% + 25 minutes

 

Senior English

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the romantic literary movement and its main components, including that romantics valued emotion over reason.

(2) Understand the genre of lyric poetry.

(3) Analyze the romantic poetry of William Wordsworth, specifically analyze the sensory language and imagery within Wordsworth’s poetry.

(4) Identify how Wordsworth’s poetry emphasizes the romantic literary movement’s philosophies.

 

Tuesday

First Read of Wordsworth Poetry and Introduction

 

Wednesday

Engage your Brain Assignment and Activity – DUE at the end of class

 

Thursday

Class Survey Discussion

Wordsworth Poetry

 

Friday

Wordsworth Poetry

 

Speech

Weekly Objective:

(1) Prepare and present a 4-6 minute speech that effectively represents "who you are" in the context of three events or your hometown. 

 

Tuesday

Chapter #10 Workbook DUE

 

Wednesday

Speech #1: 3 Main Points – DUE at the end of class

 

Thursday-Friday

Working Outline

Writing

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary style of stream of consciousness in creative writing. 

(2) Identify stream of consciousness style in writing.

(3) Apply stream of consciousness style in creative writing.

  

Tuesday – Friday

Emily’s Journal Assignment

DUE Friday at the end of class

English 10

Weekly Objectives:  
(1) Identify theme/s in a short story. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a writer wants to convey.)

(2) Understand the historical and cultural context of a short story.

(3) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: ironically, mesmerize, eradicate, contemplate, and spontaneously.

 

Tuesday

Expand Your Vocabulary Assignment DUE at the end of class

IXL HH.5 – HQU - Commas: Review: 85% + 25 minutes

 

Wednesday – Friday

Read “Book of the Dead”

As You Read Assignment – DUE at the end of class on Friday

English 11

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

(2) Understand the essay genre. (includes a central idea related to the writer’s argument or purpose; offers details or evidence to develop the central idea; and has a conclusion that summarizes the writer’s view).

(3) Analyze the structure and purpose of an essay. (Essays can be written for many purposes: to inform, persuade, express an idea or feelings, or entertain. An essay can be formal or informal. This essay is informal—it is conversational, personal, and engaging.)

(4) Analyze the development of ideas in an essay. (Authors develop ideas by including a variety of evidence—such as facts, quotations, examples, statistics, or personal experiences. To analyze important ideas, think about how the details support the author’s ideas and purpose.)

(5) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: inclination, estrangement, delinquent, bravado, and metaphysical.

(6) Apply effective essay writing to complete an essay about a person whom you admire or whose work you enjoy with a specific focus on why you think that person is important and/or influential to you.

Tuesday

Quotes to Live By Assignment

Respond to the Essential Question - Reading Log
“My Friend Walt Whitman:” Expand Your Vocabulary

“My Friend Walt Whitman:” Choices Assignment Introduction and Brainstorm

 

Wednesday

Read “My Friend Walt Whitman”

Assessment Practice

 

Thursday

“My Friend Walt Whitman” Analyze the Text  

"My Friend Walt Whitman" Vocabulary Assignments (two)

Friday

“My Friend Walt Whitman” Analyze the Text DUE at the beginning of class

“My Friend Walt Whitman:" Expand Your Vocabulary Assignments DUE at the beginning of class

“My Friend Walt Whitman” Test (assessment grade)

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Completed Weeks

Week of August 30th
Weekly Word: Brevity

 

English Composition I

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the concept of speech communities by comparing and contrasting different speech communities as outlined in a series of essays.

(2) Understand and apply the essential components that compromise a formal essay, including a thesis statement, organizational outline, and introductory and concluding paragraphs.

(3) Write a comparison/contrast essay in response to our readings in Chapter #6, Language Communities: Where Do We Belong? on speech communities with a minimum of 3+ pages.

 

Monday

Read “Find a Subject and Topic,” pages 23-26

Thesis Statement Assignment for Essay #1.

 

Tuesday

Thesis Statement Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Read Determine Your Organization, page 34

Review Information on Comparison/Contrast Outlines

 

Wednesday

IXL B.1 Which text is most formal – J9H – Master 100%

Feedback on Thesis Statement

Essay Outline Worktime

 

Thursday

Feedback on Thesis Statement

Essay Outline Worktime

 

Friday

Essay Outline DUE at the end of class

Prepare for 1st Draft

 

 

Senior English

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the romantic literary movement and its main components, including that romantics valued emotion over reason.

(2) Identify poetry lines of interest and combine the lines with images to reinforce the words’ power.

(3) Write a five-sentence (minimum) formal paragraph that includes a MLA Works Cited page.

 

Monday & Tuesday

Poetry Collage Assignment

Wednesday

Collage DUE at the beginning of class

Summary Overview and Worktime

 

Thursday

Works Cited page Overview and Worktime

 

Friday

Completed Poetry Collage Assignment DUE at the end of class (assessment grade)

 

Speech

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the importance of becoming a public speaker and the necessary steps in constructing and delivering an introductory speech.

(2) Understand the organization pattern of the body of a speech, the types of organizational arrangements, and how to outline a speech.

(3) Understand the different methods of speech delivery, including speaking from manuscript, memory, impromptu, and extemporaneously.
(4) Understand the appropriate speaking volume and rate, how to use strategic pauses and strive for vocal variety in a speech.
(5) Understand how to enhance a speech through nonverbal cues and body language.

 

Monday

Chapters #11-13 Workbook DUE at the beginning of class

Chapters #11-13 Test Review and Workbook Overview

 

Tuesday

Chapters #11-13 Test (assessment grade)

Chapters #17-19 Introduction

Ted Talk

 

Wednesday

Finish Ted Talk (tentative)

Nonverbal Activity

Chapters #17-19 Lecture

 

Thursday

Chapters #17-19 Workbook

Friday

Chapter #10 Workbook

Chapters #17-19 Workbook DUE at the end of class

Writing

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary style of stream of consciousness in creative writing. 

(2) Identify stream of consciousness style in writing.

(3) Apply stream of consciousness style in creative writing.

 

Monday

SOC Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Exemplar Author: William Faulker

 

Tuesday

SOC Share

 

Wednesday

Read “A Rose for Emily”

 

Thursday

10 minute Journal

Read “A Rose for Emily”

Friday

10 minute Journal

“A Rose for Emily” Video

English 10

Weekly Objectives:  

(1) Revise and existing piece for formal language and proper paragraph structure.

(2) Identify formal language versus informal language in writing.
(3) Identify theme/s in a short story. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a poet wants to convey.)

(4) Understand the historical and cultural context on a short story.

(5) Understand and be able to apply the following terms in academic writing: ironically, mesmerize, eradicate, contemplate, and spontaneously.

 

Monday

Spark Your Learning Assignment

IXL S.2 Use Words Accurately and Precisely – W6Q: 85% + 25 minutes

 

Tuesday

Paragraph Revision DUE at the beginning of class

Formal Language Quiz

Spark Your Learning Assignment DUE at the end of class

Finish IXL

Unit Introduction (tentative)

 

Wednesday

Introductory Activity

Unit Introduction

Response Log

Unit Readings Overview

Essential Question: What differences can’t be bridged?

 

Thursday

Book of the Dead: Engage Your Brain Assignment (select and complete one)

Introductory Videos

Expand Your Vocabulary Assignment

 

Friday

HMH Ap

Book of the Dead: Engage Your Brain Assignment (select and complete one) - DUE at the end of class

Begin Expand Your Vocabulary Assignment

Introductory Videos

Begin reading introductory materials to “Book of the Dead"

 

English 11

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

(2) Identify the poetic genre of free verse. (Free verse: uses uneven, unrhymed lines and stanzas that sound like everyday speech; uses elements such as cataloging and repetition to convey meaning and emotion; and includes elements of traditional poetry like imagery and sound devices).

(3) Identify poetic choices within poetry: cataloging, repetition, onomatopoeia, and more.

(4) Identify themes in Whitman’s poetry. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a poet wants to convey.)

(5) Connect Whitman’s poetic themes to the literary movement transcendentalism.

Monday

Choices Assignment Introduction

 

Tuesday

Finish reviewing Whitman poetry 

Work on Choices Assignment

 

Wednesday

Whitman Test (Assessment Grade)

Whitman Choices

 

Thursday

Whitman Choices Assignment will be DUE at a later time

CC.5 Commas: review - U8Y - IXL: 85% + 30 minutes

 

Friday

HMH Ap
My Friend Walt Whitman - Read Introductory Materials
Respond to the Essential Question - Reading Log
My Friend Walt Whitman: Engage Your Brain - DUE at the end of class
My Friend Walt Whitman: Expand Your Vocabulary (1st part of assignment) - DUE at a later date

 
Week of August 23rd

English Composition I

Weekly Word: Tedious

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the concept of speech communities by comparing and contrasting different speech communities as outlined in a series of essays.

(2) Analyze exemplar essays to identify what components are required to write an effective formal essay on speech communities.

(3) Compare and contrast words within different speech communities.

(4) Identify thesis statements.

(5) Write a summary in correct paragraph structure with a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.

 

Monday

Finish Roberts Essay

Introduction to Thesis Statements – page 31

Thesis IXL - G.2 Identify thesis statements -QYP – Master 100%

Introduction to Roberts Assignments: Thesis Statement and Speech Community

 

Tuesday

Roberts Assignments: Thesis Statement and Speech Community DUE at the end of class

Rewrite Lederer (assessment grade) DUE at the end of class

 

Wednesday

Read assigned essay

Essay response DUE at the end of class

Work on summary (assessment grade)

 

Thursday

Summary assignment

Thesis Test (assessment grade)

 

Friday

Complete Fastbridge aReading

Summary assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Summary discussion

Homework: Come to class prepared to write an thesis statement for Essay #1.

 

 

Senior English

Weekly Word: Tedious

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the romantic literary movement and its main components, including that romantics valued emotion over reason.

(2) Identify poetry lines of interest and combine the lines with images to reinforce the words’ power.

(3) Write a five-sentence (minimum) formal paragraph that includes a MLA Works Cited page.

 

Monday

ELA Pre-test

Tuesday

Unit Introduction: "The Flowering of Romanticism Emotion and Experimentation"

Review Essential Questions

Preview Unit Texts

Review Response Log

Start “Spark Your Learning”

Wednesday

Finish Pre-Test

Complete Fastbridge aReading

 

Thursday

Finish Pre-Test

Complete Spark Your Learning

Introduction to Poetry Collage Assignment

 

Friday

Read "The Flowering of Romanticism Emotion and Experimentation"

Complete Assessment Practice
 

 

Speech

Weekly Word: Strategy

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the importance of becoming a public speaker and the necessary steps in constructing and delivering an introductory speech.
(2) Understand what makes speakers anxious about public speaking.
(3) Identify the onset of anxiety and create a plan to overcome it.
(4) Understand proven strategies to build confidence in public speaking.

(5) Understand the organization pattern of the body of a speech, the types of organizational arrangements, and how to outline a speech.

 

Monday

Chapter #2 Workbook – complete one as a class

Chapter #2 Workbook – Speech – complete as a class

Finish Chapter #2 Workbook

Both Chapter #2 Workbooks DUE at the end of class

 

Tuesday

Speech Anxiety Videos

Read Chapter #3

Wednesday

Chapter #3 Workbook DUE at the end of class

Chapter #1-3 Test Review

 

Thursday

Chapters #1-3 Test

Review Chapters #11-13

Chapters #11-13 Workbook

Friday

Chapters #11-13 Workbook DUE at the end of class

 

Writing

Weekly Word: Conscience

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary style of stream of consciousness in creative writing. 

(2) Identify stream of consciousness style in writing.

(3) Apply stream of consciousness style in creative writing.

 

Monday

Introduction to Stream of Consciousness Writing + SOC: Journals

Read the “The Morning Pages” + Watch the videos

 

Tuesday

10 minute journal

SOC Point of View Assignment & Video

Walk to Gain Inspiration

 

Wednesday

10 minute journal

SOC Assignment

 

Thursday

10 minute journal

SOC Assignment

Friday

10 minute journal

SOC Assignment DUE at the beginning of class on Monday

English 10

Weekly Word: Tedious

Weekly Objectives:  

(1) Apply MLA-style to formal papers.

(2) Understand proper paragraph structure: a topic sentence, body, and concluding sentence.
(3) Apply proper paragraph structure in writing.

(4) Write a nine-paragraph introductory paper complete with introductory and concluding statements.

(5) Identify formal language versus informal language in writing.

(6) Apply formal writing to an existing piece of writing.

 

Monday

Finish Introductory Paper

Edit Introductory Paper

 

Tuesday

Introductory Paper DUE at the beginning of class

Interactive Lesson on Formal Style

Reducing Informality Handout

English Word Choice Handout

 

Wednesday

IXL: B.1 Which text is most formal? - 2HC master 100%

Complete Fastbridge aReading

 

Thursday

Paragraph Revision on Introductory Paper (assessment grade)

 

Friday

Interactive Lesson on Precise Language and Vocabulary

English 11

Weekly Word: Tedious

Weekly Objectives:

(1) Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

(2) Understand the main themes of Emerson’s text including the theoretical concept of self-reliance and spirituality of nature.

(3) Identify the poetic genre of free verse. (Free verse: uses uneven, unrhymed lines and stanzas that sound like everyday speech; uses elements such as cataloging and repetition to convey meaning and emotion; and includes elements of traditional poetry like imagery and sound devices).

(4) Identify poetic choices within poetry: cataloging, repetition, onomatopoeia, and more.

(5) Identify themes in Whitman’s poetry. (Theme: underlying message or messages that a poet wants to convey.)

(6) Connect Whitman’s poetic themes to the literary movement transcendentalism.

 

Monday

Spark Your Learning DUE at the beginning of class

Finish Emerson

 

Tuesday

Whitman Introductory Videos

Engage Your Brain Assignment

 

Wednesday

Engage Your Brain Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

First Read of all poems

Complete Fastbridge aReading

 

Thursday

Small Group Summary Assignment

Friday

Small Group Assignment DUE at the beginning of class

Small Group Poetry Share

Review of Analyze the Text questions

Assessment practice

 
Week of August 12th & August 16th

English Composition I

Weekly Word: Imbibe

 

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Understand the concept of speech communities by comparing and contrasting different speech communities as outlined in a series of essays.

  2. Analyze exemplar essays to identify what components are required to write an effective formal essay on speech communities.

  3. Compare and contrast words within different speech communities.

  4. Identify plagiarism.

 

Thursday/Friday

  • Google Classroom

  • Textbook Review

 

Monday

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Syllabus Overview

  • Grading

  • Textbook

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code PUU - 15 minutes

 

Tuesday

  • Watch The Power of Language Videos

  • AnswerGarden Assignment

  • Essay #1 Overview

  • Read: New Words in the English Language

  • Slang Assignment

  • Slang Assignment Discussion

 

Wednesday

  • Read Introduction: “Language Communities: Where Do We Belong?” page 147

  • Yes/No Activity

  • Read “All-American Dialects” by Lederer, page 159

  • Rewrite Lederer Assignment (Assessment)

 

Thursday

  • Language in Action Assignment

  • Language in Action Assignment Discussion

  • Finish Rewrite Lederer Assignment (Assessment)

 

Friday

  • Rewrite Lederer Assignment DUE at the beginning of class (Assessment)

  • Read “Speech Communities” by Roberts, page 148

 

 

English 12

Weekly Word: Accountable

 

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify plagiarism.

  2. Identify the theme in the short story “The Deep.”

  3. Analyze the theme in the short story “The Deep.”

  4. Apply the theme in the short story “The Deep” to your life.

 

Thursday/Friday

  • Textbook

  • Google Classroom

  • Grading

  • Icebreaker: Speed Questions

 

Monday

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code PUU - 10 minutes

 

Tuesday

  • Watch “Breathing” Video

  • Breathing Goals Assignment DUE at the end of class

 

Wednesday

  • Introduce “The Deep” short story

  • Begin reading “The Deep”

 

Thursday

  • Finish reading “The Deep”

 

Friday

  • Watch “Deep Video”

  • “The Deep” Discussion

  • “The Deep” Quiz (Assessment Grade)

 

Speech

Weekly Word: Analyze

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of becoming a public speaker and the necessary steps in constructing and delivering an introductory speech.

  2. Identify components of an effective and ineffective speech.

  3. Compare and contrast components of an effective versus ineffective speech.

 

Thursday/Friday

  • Google Classroom

  • Syllabus Overview

  • Textbook Review

  • Grading

  • Icebreaker: My Friend’s Fictional Life

  • Watch Importance Videos

  • AnswerGarden Assignment

 

Monday

  • Speech Reflection Assignment

  • Speech Reflection Discussion

  • Past Speeches Assignment

 

Tuesday

  • Watch Good vs. Bad Speech & Discuss

 

Wednesday

  • Watch Snoopy

  • Speech #1 Overview

  • Read Chapter #1

  • Begin working on Chapter #1 Workbook

 

Thursday

  • Finish Chapter #1 Workbook

 

Friday

  • Chapter #1 Workbook DUE at the beginning of class

  • Read Chapter #2

  • Chapter #2 Workbook

  • Chapter #2 Workbook – Speech – complete as a class

  • Both Chapter #2 Workbooks will be DUE Monday at the end of class

 

 

Writing

Weekly Word: Exemplar

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify and create personal writing goals for the course of the 2021-2022 school year.

  2. Understand the literary style of stream of consciousness in creative writing.  

  3. Identify stream of consciousness style in writing.

  4. Apply stream of consciousness style in creative writing.


Thursday

  • Read Welcome

  • Grading

  • Complete Continuous Story

 

Friday

  • Classroom Ground Rules

Monday

  • “I Am” Poetry Assignment

  • Share “I Am” Poetry Assignment (optional)

  • Questions Assignment

  • Share Questions Assignment

 

Tuesday

  • Share “I Am” Poetry Assignment (optional)

  • Share Questions Assignment

 

Wednesday

  • Read “My Life as a Bat” by Atwood

  • Exemplar Author: Margaret Atwood

 

Thursday

  • Simile Assignment

 

Friday

  • Six-Word Story Information

  • Six-Word Story Assignment

  • Six-Word Story Share

 

English 10

Weekly Word: Accountable

 

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify plagiarism.

  2. Apply MLA-style to formal papers

  3. Understand proper paragraph structure: a topic sentence, body, and concluding sentence.

  4. Apply proper paragraph structure in writing.

  5. Write a nine-paragraph introductory paper complete with introductory and concluding statements.

Thursday/Friday

  • Google Classroom

  • Textbook Review

  • Grading

  • Icebreaker: Speed Questions

 

Monday

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code H48 - 25 minutes + 80% - DUE Friday by the end of the day

  • (tentative) IXL LL.1 Correct capitalization errors - ES9

 

Tuesday

  • Complete ELA Pre-test

 

Wednesday

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code H48 - 25 minutes + 80%

  • Paper Guidelines Overview

  • Paragraph Overview

  • Begin Work on Introductory Paper: Paragraphs 1 and 2

 

Thursday

  • Introductory Paper: Paragraphs 3-5

 

Friday

  • Introductory Paper: Paragraphs 6-9

  • Edit Introductory Paper

  • Introductory Paper DUE at the beginning of class on Monday, August 23

 

 

English 11

Weekly Word: Individuality

 

Weekly Objectives:

  1. Identify plagiarism.

  2. Understand the literary movement of transcendentalism and its main components, including the inherent goodness of people and nature.

  3. Understand the term “individuality.”

  4. Apply the term “individuality” to your own life.

  5. Understand the main themes of Emerson’s text including the theoretical concept of self-reliance and spirituality of nature.

Thursday

  • Google Classroom

  • Textbook Review

  • Grading

  • Icebreaker: Speed Questions

 

Friday

  • Classroom Expectations

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code VPU - 10 minutes

 

Monday

  • Plagiarism IXL – Code VPU - 15 minutes (total 25 minutes) + 80%

  • The Individual and Society Introduction

  • Complete “How Transcendental Are You Quiz"

 

Tuesday

  • Star Exercise

  • Read Transcendental Information

  • Spark Your Learning

  • Preview Unit Texts

 

Wednesday

  • Complete ELA Pre-test

Thursday

  • Read “The Individual and Society”

  • Complete Assessment Practice

  • Review Response Log

  • Read Emerson

 

Friday

  • Finish Emerson