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Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English

MONDAY – 12/3/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 1.9; Listening and Speaking 1.2; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up J. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as before.]

Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up J:

1 – The Color Purple, winning the pulitzer prize in fiction in 1983.

2 – that is the most coldest milk of the world

2. Comparing Media Genres, Day 4: Critiquing last Thursday’s introductory paragraphs using a paragraph critique form. NOTE: This is the conclusion of this activity.

3. Turned in critique forms.

4. TOMORROW: Bring the grammar handout called “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems.”

5. REMINDER: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the semester final later on this month. You should study the Irregular Verbs Handout 10 minutes per day until then.
TUESDAY – 12/4/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Reviewed the homework handout called “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems.” Worked on this in class. NOTE: Bring this to class tomorrow. It is due by the end of the period tomorrow, 12/5/12.

2. Handout: “The Battle Between Objects and Nominatives.” [This covers the concept of identifying the correct pronouns to use in the nominative (“you and I”) vs. the objective (“you and me”) cases.] Completed the blanks on this handout in class. Discussed.

3. Used the above handout as a reference. Completed Pronouns worksheet. (Wrote answers on a separate paper. Turned in.)

4. [See #5 of 12/3/12 agenda.]
WEDNESDAY – 12/5/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Finished and turned in the handout called “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems.”

2. Handout: “Agreement of Pronoun & Antecedent, plus Modifiers.” Worked on in class. Handout was stamped. NOTE: This handout is due on or before this Friday, 12/7/12.

3. [See #5 of 12/3/12 agenda.]


THURSDAY – 12/6/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.8)

1. The Irony of the Titanic! Began completing this handout. This lesson included viewing a 32-minute documentary called "Tales from the Titanic," experiencing the personal information of some of the passengers, experiencing (using a bucket of ice water and rock salt) how cold the water was that the Titanic passengers suddenly found themselves in, and answering questions based on Titanic accounts in the literature book. NOTE: Plan to complete and turn in this handout in class tomorrow, using the literature book.

2. REMINDER: Handout: Agreement of Pronoun & Antecedent, plus Modifiers.

~ Entire handout is due tomorrow, 12/7/12. 35 pts. possible.

3. [See #5 of 12/3/12 agenda.]
FRIDAY – 12/7/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.2; Reading 1.1, 3.8; English Language Convnetions 1.3)

1. REMINDER: Finals begin 3 school days from now. Use the blue study guide handout to study for this period’s final.

2. Semester Final preparation: Focus 3 Post Test. 8 pts. possible. Wrote answers on a separate paper. Turned in.

3. Finished and turned in the handout called “Agreement of Pronoun & Antecedent, plus Modifiers.”

4. Finished and turned in yesterday’s Titanic handout.

5. Extra credit handout: Analogies from Into Thin Air.

6. [See #5 of 12/3/12 agenda.]

Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English

MONDAY – 11/26/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3; Reading 3.8)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up E. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as before.]

Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up E:

1 – unfortunately i have a sister whose alot like Dee

2 – because the daughter didnt think of herself as any kindof a prodigy at playing the piano

2. Handout: Semester Final Study Guide. Discussed. (Please note: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the semester final in December. You should study the Irregular Verbs Handout 10 minutes per day until then.)

3. Used the pink handout ("Irony, Ambiguity, Subtlety, Contradiction, and Incongruity") as a reference while answering (on a separate paper) questions from the handout called Evaluating Irony, Ambiguity, Etc. through the medium of film. (Purpose: review of these 5 concepts. Used the “Dance of the Hours” segment from Disney’s Fantasia [1940, rated G] as the film medium to evaluate.)

4. Turned in the pink handout and the answers to the “Evaluating” handout in #3 above.



IMPORTANT: You are excused from completing the questions from the “Evaluating” handout in #3 above if your absence for today was excused. You should still plan to turn in the pink handout tomorrow.
TUESDAY – 11/27/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3; Reading 1.1, 2.3)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up F. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as yesterday.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up F:

1 – i cant believe it the banker said how can you think money is more important than time

2 – id be happy replied the lawyer to give up time for money

2. In preparation for the Comparing Media Genres workshop that will begin tomorrow, we used the literature book to complete the handout called Evaluating Sources, covering pgs. 366-373 of the Literature Book. (This included evaluating the newspaper article "Explorers Say There's Still Lots to Look For" and working with Greek and Latin word roots.) Completed handout in class and turned in.

3. Homework handout: “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems”. Due on or before Friday, 11/30/12.
WEDNESDAY – 11/28/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3; Listening and Speaking 1.2)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up G. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as yesterday.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up G:

1 – grandma tell us that story again the children clamored

2 – tell us the story about the boy with no last name who you dance with that night they pleaded

2. Comparing Media Genres, Day 1: Completed handout that included a Venn Diagram, blanks to fill

in, and a Prewriting analysis of your choice of news accounts from 3 current events. Handout was

stamped. NOTE: The stamp counts for points, depending on where it is on your paper. (Today’s work involved an extra credit Checking For Understanding opportunity during completion of the handout.)

3. NOTE: Bring today's handout back tomorrow to use in the next step of the Comparing Media Genres workshop.

4. REMINDER: Homework handout: “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems.” Due on or before Friday, 11/30/12.


THURSDAY – 11/29/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 1.9; English Language Conventions 1.3; Listening and Speaking 1.2)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up H. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as before.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up H:

1 – john steinbeck almost didnt except the nobel prize, he was afraid that he wouldnt wright any more

2 – during the great depression of the 1930s in the midwest

2. Comparing Media Genres, Day 2: Completed the handout called "Sophomore Literature – Comparing Media Genres, Part II." (Filled in the blanks. Filled in the Draft Graphic Organizer (which was stamped). Then wrote the introductory paragraph. 30 pts. possible. Turned in handout. NOTE: You will be critiquing the introductory paragraphs by students from other periods beginning tomorrow, so this handout must be turned in today in order to receive credit for it.

3. REMINDER: Homework handout: “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems”. Due tomorrow.
FRIDAY – 11/30/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 1.9; English Language Conventions 1.3; Listening and Speaking 1.2)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up I. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as before.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up I:

1 – a strongly, detailed, precise, setting effects the readers emotions

2 – Boys and Girls is a short story that is setted in tough brutally hard ranch country in canada

2. Due date for homework handout called “Subject-Verb Agreement: Special Problems” has been extended. PLEASE BRING THIS HANDOUT TO CLASS NEXT TUESDAY, 12/4/12, WHEN IT WILL BE DISCUSSED.

3. Comparing Media Genres, Day 3: Critiquing yesterday’s introductory paragraphs using a paragraph critique form. NOTE: This process will conclude next Monday, 12/3/12.

Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 11/12/12 – Veterans Day Holiday. No classes scheduled.
TUESDAY – 11/13/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3.)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up A. [Directions: Label a separate paper “Proofreading Warm-Ups.” Correct the 2 sentences in Warm-Up A and copy them onto your paper the correct way. Don’t copy the incorrect version. Get them stamped. Then check your work and correct your work.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up A:

1 – the pilot had no alternative, stowaways must face judgment

2 – the group told the hospital to begin cutting costs, ask its employees for ideas, and starting a community outreach program

2. Verbs: took notes from a power point presentation on verb forms and usage. Notes were stamped.

3. Irregular Verbs Handout. Discussed and reviewed verbs on pages 1 & 2 of this handout. Made notes on handout.

4. NOTE: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the Semester Final in December.

5. NOTICE: For those of you who did not present your views during last week’s Student Congress, the current plan is for the Congress to open again this Friday, 11/16/12. Tentatively, the topic will be extreme sports and will relate to what we work on in class this week.
WEDNESDAY – 11/14/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.8; English Language Conventions 1.3.)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up B. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as yesterday.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up B:

1 – in 1954, when the short story The Cold Equations were written, no people had yet went into outer space

2 – him and me enjoy sience fiction because its exiting and imaginative

2. Irregular Verbs Handout. Discussed and reviewed verbs on page 3 of this handout. Made notes on handout.

3. Handout: Recognizing and evaluating the impact of irony, and also introducing ambiguity, subtlety, contradiction, and incongruity. 20 pts. possible. Completed as a class. Stamped. Keep this for now.

4. NOTE: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the Semester Final in December.

5. NOTICE: For those of you who did not present your views during last week’s Student Congress, the current plan is for the Congress to open again this Friday, 11/16/12. Tentatively, the topic will be extreme sports and will relate to what we work on in class this week.
THURSDAY – 11/15/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.8; English Language Conventions 1.3.)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up C. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as yesterday.]



Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up C:

1 – Next monday us students will read our rough drafts to one and other

2 – Alarmed by the storm, the campers’ equipment was hastily loaded into the truck

2. Irregular Verbs Handout: Discussed and reviewed verbs on pages 4-6 of this handout. Made notes on handout.

3. Handout: Irony in Real Life, Part I. 15 pts. possible. Completed and turned in.

4. NOTE: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the Semester Final in December.

5. NOTICE: For those of you who did not present your views during last week’s Student Congress, the current plan is for the Congress to open again tomorrow. Tentatively, the topic will be extreme sports and will relate to what we work on in class this week.
FRIDAY – 11/16/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 3.8; English Language Conventions 1.3;

Listening & Speaking 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5)

1. Proofreading Warm-Up D. [See 11/13/12 agenda for directions. Used the same paper as yesterday.]

Here is the incorrect version of Proofreading Warm-Up D:

1 – george has never wrote no novels and don’t think he never will

2 – alice walker who was the most young of 8 children

2. Handout: Irony in Real Life, Part II. 10 pts. possible. Completed and turned in.

3. Student Congress supplemental [Reopened the Student Congress, debating sports issues, in order for students to gain the maximum amount of credit for the Congress.]

4. NOTE: A test on the proper use of verbs will be part of the Semester Final in December.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 11/05/12 – (Standards covered: Listening & Speaking 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5.)

1. “That's Debatable!” (Preparation for this week’s Student Congress.) This is a 2-sided handout describing the formal Debate and Student Congress process. Discussed and filled in the blanks on this handout.

NOTE: Keep this handout to study for the upcoming quiz.

2. A quiz on the information in the above handout ("That's Debatable!") is scheduled for this Wednesday, 11/07/12, at the beginning of the period, before the Student Congress opens.

3. Controversial Issue Handout. 70 points possible. Handed this out and gave directions for completing it. Began completing this in class. HOMEWORK: Complete the remaining sections of this handout and bring it to class tomorrow, 11/6/12. Plan to have this handout graded in class at that time. You will use it on Wednesday and Thursday of this week during the Student Congress.
TUESDAY – 11/06/12 – (Standards covered: Listening & Speaking 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5.)

1. REMINDERS: QUIZ at the beginning of class TOMORROW, 11/07/12, on information in the yellow handout called "That's Debatable," which describes the formal Debate and Student Congress process. Student Congress opens tomorrow after the quiz. Plan to turn in all Student Congress / Debate handouts on Thursday, 11/08/12. [NOTE: To prepare for tomorrow’s quiz, see the copy of the overhead in the reference section of this binder or website called “QUIZ WILL HAPPEN immediately before the Student Congress opens.”]

2. Evaluated Debate Speeches (recorded on Holt instructional videocassette) in order to get information about the best ways to word and present the paragraph on the blue Controversial Issue Handout. Completed the white handout called "Video Think Sheet: Debate" by responding to specific questions about 4 separate speeches. White Video Think Sheet handout was stamped. NOTE: You are exempt from completing this Video Think Sheet if your absence for this day was excused.

3. Worked on completing the Controversial Issue Handout. Evaluated several in class / gave input for proper completion.

4. Prefixes List 3 handout is due on or before this Friday, 11/9/12.
WEDNESDAY – 11/07/12 – (Standards covered: Listening & Speaking 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5.)

1. Quiz: Student Congress and Debate information.

2. Student Congress, Day 1. 96 pts. possible.

3. NOTE: Plan to turn in all Student Congress / Debate handouts tomorrow.

4. Prefixes List 3 handout is due on or before this Friday, 11/9/12.
THURSDAY – 11/08/12 – (Standards covered: Listening & Speaking 1.0, 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 2.5.)

1. Conclusion of Student Congress (Day 2).

2. Turned in the following handouts: "That's Debatable!" (yellow); "Video Think Sheet: Debate" (white), unless you were excused from this; "Controversial Issue Handout" (blue).

3. NOTICE: For those of you who did not present your views during this week’s Student Congress, the current plan is for the Congress to open again next Friday, 11/16/12. Tentatively, the topic will be extreme sports and will relate to what we work on in class next week.

4. Prefixes List 3 handout is due on or before this Friday, 11/9/12.
FRIDAY – 11/09/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 2.8; Common Core Speaking & Listening 1.c and 1.d)

1. Group work responses to controversial issues:

a. Handout for evaluating opposite arguments about Good Samaritan Laws.

~ In class, we read/listened to the 2 opposing newspaper articles in the literature book about this issue (literature book, pgs. 286-289).

~ Everyone completed the accompanying handout and turned this in.

b. Then, each group discussed yesterday’s Student Congress issue, came to an agreement, and completed one handout per group called “Student Congress Follow-Up Group Recommendations.”

~ Turned in group recommendations handout.

2. Turned in Prefixes List 3 handout.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 10/29/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.2)

1. "And of Clay Are We Created," Day 1: Used Literature book, beginning on pg. 256. After considering some background information, we began listening to the Holt audio CD recording of this literature segment while reading along in the book.

2. Began responding to the event upon which this story is based by completing the handout (20 pts. possible) that accompanies this: got through prompt "D" on pg. 1 of the handout. Handout was stamped. NOTE: Bring this handout back to class tomorrow in order to complete it while reading/listening to the rest of the story.
TUESDAY – 10/30/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.2.)

1. Finished "And of Clay Are We Created." Used Literature book, beginning on pg. 260. Completed responses to this story on the handout which we started yesterday.

2. Considered the newspaper article "Ill-Equipped Rescuers Dig Out Volcano Victims; Aid Slow to Reach Colombian Town" on pgs. 267-269 of the Literature book. Answered questions on the handout about this article, which gives factual information that was the basis for the short story.

3. Viewed and listened to the Holt videocassette called "Hard Choices and Human Compassion," about a similar natural disaster in the U.S. Answered questions on the handout about this video footage.

4. Turned in handout. 20 pts. possible.
WEDNESDAY – 10/31/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.2)

Denotation vs. Connotation: distinguishing between these two terms. Video with accompanying handout. (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Walt Disney Productions [animated], rated G.) 15 pts. possible. Completed and turned in handout. NOTE: If your absence for this day was excused, then you are exempt from this assignment.
THURSDAY – 11/01/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.2)

Heroes Across Different Genres, Part I.

1. Handout (blue) covering the following: "The Man in the Water" – a published essay in the Sophomore Literature Book, pgs. 272-277.

Completed and turned in handout. 15 pts. possible.

2. Handout (goldenrod): “Connections: Human Nature” (some proverbial sayings of Mark Twain).

10 pts. possible. Rewrote these on a separate paper. Turned in.


FRIDAY – 11/2/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.2, 2.8, and 3.2.)

Heroes Across Different Genres, Part II: Origin of the legal term “Good Samaritan.”

1. Handout (green) covering the following:

~ "The Good Samaritan" – a parable in the sophomore literature Book, pg. 278.

~ "A State Championship Versus Runner's Conscience" – personal essay in the sophomore literature book, pgs. 279-280.

Completed and turned in handout.

2. Prefixes List 3 handout. Worked on in class. NOTE: Plan to turn this in next week.

Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 10/22/12 – Parent-Teacher Conferences. No classes scheduled.
TUESDAY – 10/23/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 3.2 and 3.5; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Reading Standard 1.1 Post Test. (NOTE: This is the same as the pretest you took at the beginning of school.) Wrote letters of the correct answers on a separate paper. Turned in. 7 pts. possible.

2. “Errors to avoid in formal English communication.” Reviewed an overhead containing this information. Copied key parts of this overhead into your English notes. [See the Reference section of this website or binder for a copy of the overhead called “Errors to AVOID in formal essay writing.”]

3. Handout: “Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart” – Day 1. (Focused on heart, theme, generalizations, and predictions.) This exercise included analyzing an overhead of the painting The Kitchen Window by Leo Whelan and practicing the steps involved in one method of figuring out the theme of this painting.

Worked through portions of this handout in class. NOTE: Bring this handout back tomorrow and plan to complete it in class tomorrow and turn it in then.

ADDITIONAL agenda items for period 3 (due to the time taken for last week’s earthquake drill during 3rd period):

~ Homonyms List 2 handout. For 3rd period this will be due Thursday, 10/25/12.

~ Period 3 finished Focus 2 and 3 Pretests that were started last Friday. (Wrote answers on a separate paper; turned in.)
WEDNESDAY – 10/24/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 3.2, and 3.5)

1. Finished yesterday’s handout called “Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart” – Day 1. Turned in. 25 pts. possible.

2. Handout: “Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart” – Day 2. 15 pts. possible. (Focused on figurative language and writing style.) Today’s work included reading and listening to the story “Catch the Moon,” with an emphasis on the use of idioms, similes, and metaphors. (Interactive Reader, pgs. 117-128.) Periods 2, 4, 5, and 6 completed this handout and turned it in. Period 3 – since we’re still playing “catch-up” from the time taken for the earthquake drill, we will finish this Day 2 handout in class tomorrow prior to turning it in.

3. REMINDER: Period 3 – Homonyms List 2 handout is due tomorrow.


THURSDAY – 10/25/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.2 and 3.5; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Handout: “Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart” – Day 3. (Focused on comparing universal themes.) Completed in class and turned in.

2. Completed either selection response worksheet A or B for “Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart.” Wrote answers on a separate paper. Turned in. 10 pts. possible.

3. Handout – “Subject-Verb Agreement: the Basics.” Used class set of Holt Handbooks. Completed through letter D on the back of this handout. NOTE: bring this back tomorrow and plan to finish it in class tomorrow. 25 pts. possible.

4. Showed an overhead transparency of Persuasive Presentation notes to turn in tomorrow. 35 pts. possible. [See the Reference section of this website or binder for a copy of this overhead, labeled “PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION Papers To Turn In.”]

5. Period 3: Finished and turned in yesterday’s handout (“Catch the Moon” and “The Secret Heart” – Day 2). Also turned in Homonyms List 2 handout.


FRIDAY – 10/26/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.0, 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.0,

2.3, 2.5; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Finished and turned in the handout from yesterday called “Subject-Verb Agreement: the Basics.” 25 pts. possible.

2. Turned in the Persuasive Presentation notes and handouts, per yesterday’s agenda. 35 pts. possible. [See the Reference section of this website or binder for a copy of the overhead labeled “PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION Papers To Turn In” for the specific papers covered by this assignment.]






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