"I do not want my home to be walled in on all sides and my
windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my
house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my
feet by any." --Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Helpful Writing and Grammar Websites:
Wed. 9/5: Paragraph assignment due 9/10
Thur 9/6: Read copies of Aesop's fables. Be ready to discuss. Reminder: Current event paragraph due Monday. Fable assignment due Wednesday, September 12.
Fri. 9/7: Paragraph assignment due Monday
Tues. 9/11: Fable due tomorrow. Double check your rubric!
Vocabulary for Theseus due Thursday.
Wed. 9/12: Vocabulary for Theseus due Thursday.
Fri. 9/14: Essay due on Monday!
Fri. 9/21: Vocabulary due for Antigone on Monday.
Mon. 9/24: Test on Greek literature--"Theseus" and Antigone--for Wednesday, October 3rd.
Grammar handout due Wednesday.
Tues 9/25: Grammar handout due Friday Thurs 9/27:Test on Greek literature and Antigone--for Wednesday, October 3rd.Study Guide 2012
Fri. 9/28: Read "Civil Disobedience" handout. Write notes in the margins for discussion on Monday
Mon 10/1: "Civil Disobedience" handout with notes due today
Tues 10/2: Test on Greek literature and Antigone--for Wednesday, October 3rd.Study Guide 2012
Thurs 10/4: Work on lines for Shakespearean in class skit.
Mon 10/8: Write sentences on Romeo and Juliet words 1-20. Your sentences should have 8-9 words in them.
Tues 10/9: Write a post-it note examining the words in the Prince's speech beginning "Rebellious subjects". What is he saying about the past? What is he saying about the present?
Wed 10/10: Write sentences for vocabulary words 21-40. Make sure that you keep up with question packet.
Fri 10/12: Keep up with your discussion questions for Romeo and Juliet. Quest on Act 1 and vocabulary 1-40 next Friday. Two paragraph reflection paper.
Mon 10/15: SAT prep packet. Start studying for Quest on Act 1 and vocabulary 1-40 for Friday.
Tues 10/16: Four paragraph essay due tomorrow!
Wed 10/17: Complete journal entry.
Thur 10/18: Quest on Act 1 and vocabulary 1-40 for Monday.
Fri 10/19: Quest on Act 1 and vocabulary 1-40 for Monday
Tuesday 10/23: Reader Response due on Thursday
Wed. 10/24: Reader Response #1 due on Thursday.
Thurs. 10/25: Complete study guide questions up to what we have read. Analyze Friar Lawrence's opening soliloquy. How does he compare plants to humans? Use post-it notes to analyze and answer this question.
Fri. 10/26: Complete essay outline handout. Answer the prompt: How is Romeo characterized in Acts One and Two of Romeo and Juliet? Use proper MLA format for Shakespeare. Reminder (1. 2. 4-16).
Tues. 10/30: Vocabulary. Write sentences (at least 8 words long) with SAT vocabulary words 41-62.
Thurs. 11/1: Keep up with study guide questions.
Fri. 11/2: Keep up with study guide questions. Reader Response #2 due on Wednesday.
Mon. 11/5: Reader Response for Act 2 due on Wednesday!
Wed. 11/7: Make sure that you have your Romeo and Juliet outlines complete! Keep them in your folder for our in-class essay test on Monday, November 12.
Thur 11/8: Journal entry should be one page long! Due tomorrow!
Fri 11/9: Make sure that you have your essay outline and your copy of Romeo and Juliet for class on Monday. You will have 50 minutes in class to write your essay. Rubric Romeo and Juliet
Mon 11/12: REMEMBER: Your memorized soliloquies are due on Monday. Read your rubric carefully. For full points, you should bring in a prop and dress in your costume.
Wed 11/14: Keep up with study guide questions. Reader Response #3 due on Monday.
Thur 11/15: Study guide questions. Reader Response #3 due on Monday, Nov. 19th.
Fri 11/16: REMEMBER: Your memorized soliloquies are due on Monday. Read your rubric carefully. For full points, you should bring in a prop and dress in your costume.
Mon 11/19: We will continue to perform soliloquies. Study Island #2 due when we get back from break.
Tues. 11/20: Study Island #2 due when we get back from break. Complete Act 3 handout. Make sure that you are up to date on your Romeo and Juliet questions.
Mon. 11/26: Reader Response #4 due on Wednesday. Keep up with study guide questions.
Tues 11/27: Reader Response #4 due on Wednesday. Keep up with study guide questions.
Wed 11/28: Test Romeo and Juliet next Wed. Dec. 5
Fri 11/30: Study for Romeo and Juliet test
Tue 12/4: Test tomorrow
12/7: Study Island assignment labelled December 5th is due on December 14th. You should do 20 questions.
12/12: Answer questions for Candide: 1-10 due tomorrow.
12/17: Writing assignment due tomorrow. Make sure that you turn in peer critiques.
12/18: Barrett poem due on Wednesday. Annotate and answer questions for your stanza. You should be an "expert" on your stanza.
Your social issue poem is due on Friday. It should be at least 10 lines. Candide quest Thursday.
12/19: Social issue poem is due on Friday. Candide quest Thursday.
1/2: Find two proverbs and explain them. Read chapter 1 of Things Fall Apart and answer questions 1-5.
1/4: Read chapters 2 and 3 and answer questions for Monday.
1/7: Vocabulary chapters 5-9: Write sentences that are at least 9 words long.
Read through chapter 5.
1/8: Read chapter 5 and 6 and answer questions.
1/9: Read chapter 7 and 8 and answer questions. Study for test on vocabulary words in chapters 1-9.
1/10: Read chapter 9 and answer questions.
1/11: Read chapter 10 and answer questions.
1/14: Vocabulary chapters 10-15, write sentences. Start studying for your exam! Answer questions for chapter 11.
1/16: Complete review grammar packet! Start organizing your notes for exams.
1/17: Complete paragraph that we worked on in class. Make sure that you type it and put the rubric on top. We will present these on Tuesday!
1/31: Dialectic journal due tomorrow!
2/1: Answer questions for chapter 16. Vocabulary: Write sentences for words in chapter 16-20. Sentences should be at least 8 words long.
2/4: Vocabulary 21-25 for TFA due on Wednesday. Dialectical journal for any quote between 17-21 due on Thursday.
2/5:Vocabulary 21-25 for TFA due tomorrow.Cultural concept handout due today. Dialectical journal for any quote between 17-21 due on Thursday.
2/6: Read up to chapter 21 and answer questions. Dialectical journal for any quote between 17-21 due on Thursday.
2/11: TFA Test on Thursday.Vocabulary quiz tomorrow (Tuesday) . Read article about Chinua Achebe and answer questions.
2/12: TFA Test on Thursday.
2/14: Essay test on 2/22
2/19: Outline for essay due on 2/22
2/22: Read over trial prep material and start working on duties. Lawyers, do your "lawyering" activities. Witnesses, complete start working on your written portion!
3/4: Read over writing error handouts that we reviewed in class. Complete your essay reflection handout based on the comments that you received for your paper. Answer all questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Bring textbook to class this week.
3/5: Reread parts of Gilgamesh that you did not understand.
3/7: Write introduction paragraph for Gilgamesh essay. Make sure that you have a grabber and a clear thesis statement.
Bring in draft tomorrow for peer critique.
3/ 8: Typed introductory paragraph for Gilgamesh essay is due Monday. Make sure that you include rough/peer-critiqued draft and peer-critiqued rubric. This is only one paragraph. Please proofread your work and make sure that you have varied sentences, an interesting grabber, a title, MLA format and a well-developed thesis statement.
3/11: Finish handout on Genesis.
Biblical allusion project due on Tuesday, March 19th. One paragraph summary of the story and one paragraph about your allusion. Bring your allusion to class in some format. It could simply be a print out of song lyrics.
3/12: Complete Venn diagram of Gilgamesh flood and Noah flood.
3/13: Finish reading parables and answer questions. Make sure that you are familiar with psalms. Allusion project moved to March 19
3/14: Complete handout for homework. Gigamesh Monotheistic Religions test Monday, March 18
3/15: Complete study guide handout. Reread texts if necessary. Gilgamesh/Monotheistic religion Literature test on Monday.
3/17: Biblical Allusion presentations.
3/21: Read The Hundred Questions from the Mahabharata and answer questions on handout. (p 458-459 in literature book)
3/22: Read pages 1-29 in Climbing the Stairs. Bring in three post-it notes with comments on Monday. Have a great break!
4/1: Answer questions from chapters read over break for Wednesday.
4/2 : Read Bhagavad Gita on pages 467-475. Answer questions on pages 475-476.
4/4: Read and answer questions through page 63.
4/5: Read through page 100 and answer questions.
4/8: Read through page 113. and answer questions
4/11: Read CTS and answer questions through page 144. Multiple choice test on vocabulary for CTS on Monday.
4/15: Read through page 160 and answer questions.
4/16: Vocabulary list 2 due tomorrow. Test on CTS on Tuesday. Know characters and plot. Short answer and multiple choice.
4/17: Traditions chart due on Thursday
4/18: Vocabulary quiz on list 2 on Friday.
Finish novel and questions. Test on CTS on Tuesday. Know characters and plot. Short answer and multiple choice.
4/19: Bring notes, chart, etc for review for CTS on Monday. Test moved to Wednesday.
4/22:Test on CTS on Wednesday. Bring all of your notes to ask questions in class. Make sure that you write at least one THEME STATEMENT for CTS. Remember, a theme should be a complete sentence.
4/25: Finish reading excerpt from Kaffir Boy and answer questions.
4/29: Finsh questions for "Road to Alexandra" and write a one paragraph reflection on your returned essay. Due Wednesday 5/1.
5/2: Quiz on Soweto poems on Monday. Moved to Tuesday.
5/6: Quest on Soweto poems tomorrow. Read chapters 1-3 in KR. Write at least 10 post-it notes in your book. Write sentences for chapters 1-4 vocabulary. Due Wednesday.
5/7: Read chapters 1-3 in KR. Write at least 10 post-it notes in your book. Write sentences for chapters 1-4 vocabulary. Due Wednesday.
5/9: Read chapters 4, 5 and 6 for Friday. Answer questions through chapter 6.
5/13: Answer questions for chapter 7.
5/15: Read Chapter 9 and answer questions.
5/16: Write sentences for words in chapters 5-12. Quiz on vocabulary words 1-12 for Wed. 5/22.
5/17: Read 10 and 11 and answer questions for Tuesday.
5/21:Quiz on vocabulary words 1-12 for Wed. 5/22.