Week of April 30-May 4 Monday, April 30 – Introduction to The Alchemist Tuesday, May 1 – May Day / Reading Day / Conclude Earnest Wednesday, May 2 – Reading Day / Conclude Earnest Thursday, May 3 – Alchemist pages 3-36 due Friday, May 4 – Alchemist pages 36-50 due - QUIZ on Part One!
The paper must be submitted on Friday by 9:30 AM even if you are absent. You can turn it into the Google Classroom!
Week of April 23-27 Monday, April 23 – The Importance of BeingEarnest Tuesday, April 24 – Earnest Wednesday, April 25 – Earnest Thursday, April 26 – No class due to testing Friday, April 27 – Earnest / Vocabulary and grammar quiz (last one)
Week of April 16-20 Monday, April 16 - Writing / Work Day Tuesday, April 17 - Full-length paper due for peer editing at the end of the period (shortened schedule) Wednesday - Work/Editing Day Thursday - Work/Editing day Friday, April 20 – Paper due during class. Printed and submitted to Google Classroom.
Week of April 9-13 Monday, April 9– Writing / Work Day Tuesday, April 10 – At least Six pages complete for peer review at the beginning of the period. Wednesday, April 11 – Writing / Work Day Thursday, April 12 – Writing / Work Day Friday, April 13 – Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz and Writing Day
Week of March 26-29 Monday – Work Day Tuesday - Annotated Bibliography Due end of period on paper Wednesday - Work Day Thursday, March 29 – Outline Due end of period on paper
Doing a good quality annotated bibliography will make writing your paper easier, and it is an important skill to have in college classes.
Week of March 19-23 Monday, March 19 –Work Day – Find/Read outside sources Tuesday, March 20 –Work Day. Responses due by 3 p.m. to the Google Classroom. Wednesday, March 21 – Annotated Bibliography Lesson Thursday, March 22 –Work Day Friday, March 23 – Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz and Work Day
Week of March 12-16 Monday - Voc/grammar Quiz / 1984, Book 3, chapters 3-6, pages 260-297 due Tuesday – 1984 Test Wednesday – Group Work or Individual Work on Papers Thursday – Immigration: What Is to Be Done? (615) Friday - Junk Food: Should the Government Regulate Our Intake? (581)
Week of March 5-9 Monday, March 5 – 1984 Catch up day / Group Work Day Tuesday, March 6 - Group Work Day – Practice your presentation Wednesday, March 7 - Group Work Day (note change in schedule) Thursday, March 8 – Facebook: How Has Social Networking Changed How We Relate toOthers? (594) Friday, March 9 – Voc/grammar Quiz / 1984, Book 3, chapters 3-6, pages 260-297 due
Week of February 26-March 1 Monday – Group Work Day (have sources in textbook read prior to this day) Tuesday – Group Work Day (shortened periods) Wednesday – Group Work Day Thursday – 1984, Book 3, chapters 1-2, pages 225-260 due
Week of February 20-23 Tuesday - Literacy Narratives/Survey for Research Topics Wednesday - Literacy Narratives / Assign Research Groups Thursday - 1984, Book 2, chapters 8-10, pages 167-224 due Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz
Week of February 12-16 Monday - Continue 1984 discussion from previous week Tuesday - Refine papers Wednesday - Literacy narrative papers due by 3 p.m. Thursday - 1984 Book 2, chapters 1-7, pages 105-167 due Friday - Begin reading the narratives in class
Week of February 5-9 Monday - analyze the information you gathered from the pre-writing and begin formulating a narrative Tuesday - work on narrative (share in Google docs) Wednesday - work on narrative Thursday - work on narrative (by the end of class you must have the five required pages complete) Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz / 1984 quiz and study guide due
The Literacy Narrative Paper is due on February 14 at 3 p.m.
Week of January 29-February 2 Monday - Critiques due at the beginning of the period / Intro to Literacy Narrative / Pre-writing 1 Tuesday - Pre-writing 2 Wednesday - Pre-writing 3 Thursday - 1984 book 1, chapters 1-4 due Friday - Pre-writing 4
Week of January 22-26 Monday - Syllabus for English 162 / new critique article Tuesday - Discussion of article / begin critique Wednesday - Work on critique Thursday - Introduction to 1984 / work on critique Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz / work on critique *The critique is due on Monday, January 29, at the beginning of the class period. No late papers will be accepted.
The exam schedule has changed. Exams will be held on Wednesday, January 17; Thursday, January 18; and Monday January 22. All assigned work for Friday, January 12 is delayed until Tuesday, January 16.
Week of January 16-18 Tuesday - Complete critique and submit to the Google Classroom by 3 p.m. / Make up missing quizzes or assignments Wednesday - Exam - Study the files below and be prepared to write an argumentative essay. Thursday - no class
Week of January 8-12 Tuesday - Read and analyze critique article Wednesday - Discuss article/begin writing Thursday - Rescheduled Vocabulary/Grammar quiz from January 5/continue work on critique Friday - Complete critique and submit to the Google Classroom by 3 p.m. Exam Information - Your semester exam will include a review of selected vocabulary and grammar concepts (see files below) and an argumentative writing prompt.
Week of December 11-15 Monday - Review critique terminology / Return to Green's article from summary writing Tuesday - Scholarship research day Wednesday - Discuss Green's article and determine areas to critique Thursday - Continue work on Green's article, completing assessment and response Friday - Revise and complete Green critique by end of class period
Complete the assignment for the file below by Monday, December 11.
Week of December 4-8 Monday - Work on Tragic Hero Essay Tuesday - Work on Tragic Hero Essay Wednesday - Essay should be complete (including conclusion) during this class period Thursday - Refine language of essay Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz 7 / Refine essay *Essay due by 3 p.m. on December 8 in the Google Classroom.*
Week of November 27-December 1 Monday - Oedipus Rex, Part II Tuesday - Oedipus Rex, Part II Wednesday - See file above Thursday - Review of literary terms and essential questions Friday - Oedipus Rex Test
Week of November 20-21 Monday - Oedipus Rex, complete Part I Tuesday - Memoir Writing
Week of November 13-17 Monday - Review Hamlet Tuesday - Hamlet Test Wednesday - Introduction to Oedipus Rex Thursday - Oedipus Rex Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz 6 and Oedipus Rex
Week of November 6-10 We will be studying Hamlet all week.
To all students: Your semester grade will be calculated based on total points earned across the semester. When you look in PowerSchool, the semester grade will be the accurate grade from this time forward.
Week of October 30-November 3 Monday, October 30 -work day/make revisions/improve verbs/remove passive voice Tuesday, October 31 - work day - commas and semi-colons Wednesday, November 1 - Cinderella Papers due Thursday - Shakespeare Begins! Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz 5 and Shakespeare
Week of October 23-27 Monday, October 23 – Have a thesis and intro at the beginning of the period. Tuesday, October 24 – work day and submit 2-3 pages by the end of the period Wednesday, October 25 –conferences with instructor/work day Thursday, October 26 – three-four (excellent) pages due at the beginning of class for peer review Friday, October 27 –work day/make revisions/place semi-colons/fix commas
Week of October 16-20 Monday – School Counselors in. Read pgs. 658-665 Tuesday – Read pgs. 666-673 Wednesday – When you arrive in class today, you should have read pages 658-673 and be able to identify the thesis for each of these articles Thursday – 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. Friday – work day and vocabulary and grammar quiz 4
Week of October 9-12 Monday –Read pgs. 623-633 (Cinderella and Ashputtle)Tuesday – Read pgs. 633-642 Wednesday – Pages 643-645 in class plusread pgs. 645-649, review questions 1-5, discussion question 2 on pg. 650 for class Thursday – Read pgs. 651-657, review question 8 and discussion question 1 (formulate an answer, do not write a five paragraph essay) on pg. 658
Week of October 2-6 Monday - Semi-colon lesson/return papers/work day Tuesday -Passive/Active voice lesson/self-edit Wednesday - Read pages 614-618, discussion and writing questions 1 and 3 on pages 618-619 Thursday - Final edit-peer and self/Begin Cinderella Unit Friday - Submit Ad Paper / Vocab/Grammar quiz 3 and Read pages 619-623, review questions 1-4 on page 623
Week of September 26-29 Tuesday, September 26 – Introduction/thesis/paper plan due at the beginning of class Wednesday, September 27 – Writing/work day in classThursday, September 28 – Come to class with 2 FULL pages written for review Friday, September 29 – 3 FULL pages due at the end of the period
Week of September 18-22 Monday – Read pgs. 558-562, take notes/ad evaluation Tuesday – Ad evaluation Wednesday – Ad evaluation Thursday – Research/Begin Paper Friday – Vocabulary/Grammar quiz/Work on paper
Week of September 11-15 Monday – Guidance in to discuss Senior Year! Tuesday – Read pgs. 536-539 in textbook/look at ads Wednesday – 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 Thursday – Ad evaluation using the appeals Friday – Read handout, “Effective Layout” by Cohen, take notes/ad evaluation
Week of September 5-8 Tuesday - Read Ember's article (handout) in class and complete the Summary Writing Worksheet/Vocabulary and Grammar reminders Wednesday - Discuss Ember's article/Begin Writing Summary Thursday - Writing and Revision of Ember Summary Friday - Vocabulary/Grammar quiz and Submit Ember Summary by end of period
Week of August 28-September 1 Monday - Discuss summary writing and Blinder's article, pages 1-23. Tuesday - Discuss Friedman's article on page 238 (hint: read it for today) Wednesday - Write a summary of Green's article (in-class) Thursday - Revise summary Friday - Submit summary on Green's article/ College Friday!
Thursday, August 25 - syllabus, course expectations, rules, goal setting, and rubric Friday, August 26 - In-class writing
Welcome to College Composition!
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, 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. 6. This is a college class. Academically, that means be responsible for yourself. Socially, that means no high school drama. Leave it at the door.