Vocabulary/Grammar/Earnest Exam - matching, editing (grammar), multiple choice, one response
The Alchemist Exam - Matching (plot, character, theme), quotes, literary terms application, and short answer questions.
Literary terms you will need: Personification Irony Humor Imagery Foreshadowing Simile Metaphor Allusion Motif
Week of May 22-26 - Last One! Monday, May 22 - Work on Personal Legend Tuesday, May 23 - Personal Legends Due at the end of the period Wednesday, May 24 – Review for Exams Thursday, May 25 - Vocabulary/Grammar/Importance of Being Earnest Exam Friday, May 26 – The Alchemist Exam
Week of May 15-19 Monday, May 15 – TBD* Tuesday, May 16 - Reading time/Work on Personal Legend Wednesday, May 17 – Alchemist pages 127-158 due Thursday, May 18 – Physics to Cedar Point Friday, May 19 - Reading time/Work on Personal Legend
Week of May 8-12 Monday, May 8 – Senior Alternative Education Day Tuesday, May 9 – Reading time/Work on Personal Legend Wednesday, May 10 – Alchemist pages 53-87 due Thursday, May 11 - Reading time/Work on Personal Legend Friday, May 12 – Alchemist pages 88-127 due
Week of May 1-5 Monday, May 1 – Reading Day and May Day! Tuesday, May 2 – No class due to testing Wednesday, May 3 – Alchemist pages 3-36 due Thursday, May 4 - Alchemist pages 36-50 due - QUIZ on Part One! Friday, May 5 –Get a copy of the Personal Legend Assignment. Begin work on that or continue reading in The Alchemist.
Week of April 24-28 Monday, April 24 - Earnest Tuesday, April 25 – Earnest Wednesday, April 26 – Earnest review literary terms and questions Thursday, April 27 – Introduction for The Alchemist – Shortened Period due to testing Friday, April 28 – Vocabulary quiz (last one) / Finish Introduction for The Alchemist
Week of April 17-21 Monday, April 17 – Earnest (Wilde's Biography) Tuesday, April 18 - Earnest Wednesday, April 19 – Earnest Thursday, April 20 – Earnest Friday, April 21 – Earnest
Week of April 10-13 Monday, April 10 - Full-length paper due for peer editing at the beginning of the period Tuesday, April 11 – Last Writing / Work Day Wednesday, April 12 – Paper due by 3 p.m. Printed and submitted to turnitin.com. Thursday, April 13 - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz
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Week of April 3-7 Monday, April 3– Writing / Work Day Tuesday, April 4 – At least FIVE pages complete for peer review at the beginning of the period. Wednesday, April 5 – Writing / Work Day – Show me your works cited page today Thursday, April 6 – Writing / Work Day Friday, April 7 - Writing / Work Day
Week of March 20-24 Monday - Immigration Presentation Tuesday - Writing/Work Day Wednesday - Writing/Work Day - Responses due by 3 p.m. in the Google Classroom Thursday - Writing/Work Day Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz and Writing/Work Day *Remember that 5 pages of the paper are due on Tuesday, April 4, for review in class
Week of March 13-16 Monday - Last work day with your group Tuesday - Fracking Presentation Wednesday - Social Media Presentation Thursday - Immigration Presentation Friday - Junk Food Presentation
Week of March 6-10 Monday - Literacy Narratives/Group Work Day Tuesday - 1984 Test Wednesday - Group Work Day Thursday - Group Work Day Friday - Voc/grammar quiz and Group Work Day
Week of February 27-March 2 Monday - Finalize/rehearse narratives/Discuss upcoming research project Tuesday - Literacy Narrative Readings Wednesday - Literacy Narrative Readings Thursday - 1984, Book 3, Chapters 3-6 due
Week of February 21-24 Tuesday - Narrative Work Time Wednesday - Narrative Work Time (be through the content by the end of the period) Thursday - 1984, Book 3, Chapters 1-2, pages 225-260, due Friday - Vocabulary/grammar quiz / Revision and Editing for Narrative - Paper due on February 28.
Week of February 13-17 Monday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz and Pre-Writing 3 Tuesday - Pre-Writing 4 Wednesday - Begin working on your literacy narrative Thursday - 1984 - Finish Book 2 (pages 167-224) - You do not need to read Goldstein's Book. Friday - Work on your literacy narrative
Week of February 6-10 Monday - Critiques due/ Begin Literacy Narrative/ Intro/ Pre-writing 1 Tuesday - Literacy Narrative Pre-writing 2 Wednesday - Literacy Narrative Pre-writing 3 Thursday - 1984 pages 105-167 due Friday - Reading/study time *Vocabulary/Grammar quiz delayed until Monday, February 13.
Week of January 30-February 3 Monday - Critique writing Tuesday - Critique writing - come with the content written - content check - make corrections for HW Wednesday - Critique - edit for style Thursday - 1984, pages 48-104 due Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz/Critiques due at the end of the period
Week of January 23-26 Monday - Syllabus, Review Critiques, Begin Critiques Take Two Tuesday - Discussion of your article in small groups Wednesday - Begin drafting your critique Thursday - 1984 - Pages 1-48 due
Week of January 9-13 Monday - Continue working on the critique in class (and out!)/by the end of today the entire critique should be written Tuesday - Review day for critiques/editing/questions Wednesay - Critique due at the end of the period* Thursday - Introduce 1984 and review for exam Friday - Review for exam *We will return to critiques during the first week of second semester.
Week of November 7-11 Monday – Final day to revise Cinderella Papers Tuesday – Cinderella Paper due/Begin Othello – Background/Characters Wednesday – Othello Act I Thursday – Othello Act I Friday – Othello – View Act I
Week of October 31-November 4 October 31 –three-four (excellent) pages due at the beginning of class for peer review November 1 – work day/make revisions/place semi-colons November 2 –work day/make revisions/improve verbs/remove passive voice November 3 – Review grammar concepts November 4 – Final paper due/Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz
Week of October 24-28 October 24 – Read pgs. 666-673, be able to identify the thesis for each of these articles October 25 – Select a paper topic from the Synthesis or Research Activities on pgs. 674-679 (You may not select number 8 on pg. 677)/Prepare your thesis and introduction in class. October 26 – work day October 27 – work day and submit 2-3 pages by the end of the period October 28 – conferences with instructor / work day
Week of October 17-21 October 17 – Read pgs. 633-642 October 18 – Pages 643-645 in class plus read pgs. 645-649, review questions 1-5, discussion question 2 on pg. 650 for class October 19 – Read pgs. 651-657, review question 8 and discussion question 1 (formulate an answer, do not write a five paragraph essay) on pg. 658 October 20 – Read pgs. 658-665/ Review "On Your Own" grammar worksheets October 21 – Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz 4 – Reading Day
Week of October 10-13 Monday - Final Peer Editing and corrections/Senior Meetings Tuesday - Advertising Papers due / Read pages 614-618, discussion and writing questions 1 and 3 on pages 618-619 Wednesday - Read pages 619-623, review questions 1-4 on page 623 Thursday - Read pages 623-633 (Cinderella and Ashputtle)
Week of October 3-7 Monday - Three full pages due at end of period Tuesday - Semi-colon lesson/return papers/work day Wednesday - Finish content and self-editing Thursday - Passive/Active voice lesson/self-edit Friday - Vocab/grammar quiz 3/peer edit
Week of September 27-30 Tuesday, September 27 – Work day; introduction/thesis/paper plan due at the beginning of class on Wednesday Wednesday, September 28 – Review thesis statements/paper plans in class/work day Thursday, September 29 – Writing/work day in class Friday, September 30 –Come to class with 2 pages written for review
Week of September 19-23 Monday, September 19 – Read handout, “Effective Layout” by Cohen, take notes/ad evaluation Tuesday, September 20 – pgs. 558-562, take notes/ad evaluation Wednesday, September 21 – Ad evaluation Thursday, September 22 – Ad evaluation Friday, September 23 – Vocabulary/Grammar quiz; Research/Begin Paper
Week of September 12-16 Monday, September 12 – return and review summaries Common Problems: author’s name, after the first use, just use the last name - no mister correct title, including capitalization structure and organization - Green's points run ons - read aloud no questions
Tuesday, September 13 – Read article by Ember (handout) and complete the summary writing worksheet/the summary will be due on Friday Wednesday, September 14 – Read pgs. 536-539 in textbook/look at ads Thursday, September 15 – Read pgs. 539-556 (read carefully, make a cheat sheet of the appeals, summarize each appeal or need to a sentence); Ad evaluation using the appeals Friday, September 16 – Ad evaluation using the appeals/Ember Summary due
Week of September 6-9 Tuesday - Write summary of Green's article in class Wednesday - Summary due for peer review in class/prepare for grammar and vocab Thursday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz/Final Summary due Friday - Guidance in to discuss senior issues
Week of August 29-September 2 Monday - In class writing Tuesday - Pages 3-23 in textbook due - read 3-13 carefully and skim 13-23. Be prepared to discuss Wednesday - Read Friedman's article (pg. 238) in class Thursday - Discuss Friedman's article and plan summary/Read new article for HW Friday - Discuss article and plan summary
Welcome to Senior College Composition!
Thursday, August 25 - Class Meeting - Syllabus, course expectations Friday, August 26 - rules, goal setting, rubric
What to expect this year: 1. Prewriting, writing, rewriting, revision, thinking about writing, reading about writing, etc. The point of this course is to improve your writing. The process isn't easy. It takes dedication on your part and mine. Since you signed up for the class, I assume you are up for the challenge. I love teaching writing so I'm ready to go. 2. Along with the writing, you will be reading. Many of our readings will come from the non-fiction textbook, but we will also overlap with the English IV curriculum in places and get a sampling of British Literature. 3. Vocabulary and Grammar: You'll see Senior Vocabulary and Senior Grammar tabs on this website. You will be responsible for learning vocabulary and specific concepts in grammar. Quizzes will be every other Friday. 4. We will be engaging in the college acceptance process. We will work on college entrance essays, applications, and scholarship material as part of this class. 5. Discussion and participation are vital to this class. You must be willing to discuss the readings, talk about your writing, and engage in academic discourse.