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Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 10/15/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.3, 2.5)

1. Assigned Persuasive Speech dates. (Check with me if you missed this!)

2. Analyzing a Persuasive Speech: completed the handout called "Video Think Sheet: Persuasive Speech" while viewing the Holt video that demonstrates a student giving a Persuasive Speech as other students give him constructive feedback.

[NOTE: You are excused from this assignment if you have an excused absence for this day.]

3. REMINDER: Interview is due TOMORROW. 20 pts. possible.

4. REMINDER: Persuasive speeches will be this Wednesday and Thursday (10/17 and 10/18). 75 pts. possible. (Additional reminder: The most you can earn for being prompted for the speech is 55/75 pts. = 73%. But you have to earn that.)


TUESDAY – 10/16/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.3, 2.5)

1. Discussed/reviewed the school-wide official Emergency Response Plan, including different scenarios for different types of emergencies.

2. Discussed how the persuasive speech will be graded. [See copy of the overhead in the Reference section of the website or assignment binder called “How your Persuasive Speech will be Graded” for details.]

3. Gave credit for Interview homework assignment. 20 points possible.

4. Organized / wrote / practiced the final draft of the Persuasive Speech. Followed the steps in a set of 3 separate overheads for this purpose. [See copy of these 3 overheads in the Reference section of the website or assignment binder. These overheads are called “Writing your Persuasive Speech.”]

5. REMINDER: Persuasive speeches will be this Wednesday and Thursday (10/17 and 10/18). 75 pts. possible. (Additional reminder: The most you can earn for being prompted for the speech is 55/75 pts. = 73%. But you have to earn that.)


WEDNESDAY – 10/17/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.1, 1.3, 2.5; Reading 1.1)

1. Persuasive Speeches, Day 1. 75 pts. possible. (Reminder: The most you can earn for being prompted for the speech is 55/75 pts. = 73%. But you have to earn that.)

2. CAUTION: During the speeches, you lose credit if: you talk to or interrupt a speaker during his or her speech; you are noisy or disruptive (for example, with movement) during a speech; you talk to the teacher during or immediately after a speech while he is still completing the grading form.

3. Plan to turn in all Persuasive Writing / Speaking papers next week.


THURSDAY – 10/18/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.1, 1.3, 2.5;

Reading 1.1)

1. Persuasive Speeches, Day 2. 75 pts. possible. (Reminder: The most you can earn for being prompted for the speech is 55/75 pts. = 73%. But you have to earn that.)

2. CAUTION: During the speeches, you lose credit if: you talk to or interrupt a speaker during his or her speech; you are noisy or disruptive (for example, with movement) during a speech; you talk to the teacher during or immediately after a speech while he is still completing the grading form.

3. Plan to turn in all Persuasive Writing / Speaking papers next week.
FRIDAY – 10/19/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.9; English Language Conventions 1.2 and 1.3; Reading 1.1)

1. Focus 2 and 3 Pretests. Wrote answers on a separate paper. Turned in. 15 pts. possible.

2. Homonyms List 2 handout. Completed and turned in. 10 pts. possible.

3. Handed back and discussed autobiographical essays.

4. Persuasive Speech make-ups. (For grading policy see yesterday’s agenda.)

5. Plan to turn in all Persuasive Writing / Speaking papers next week.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 10/08/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3)
1. Handout: “Typhoid Fever” Vocabulary Table. Used dictionaries and literature books to complete the front of this handout today. NOTE: Bring this back tomorrow and plan to finish it in class tomorrow.

2. The Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clause handout. Completed pages 53 and 54 of this today in class. NOTE: Bring this back tomorrow and plan to finish it in class tomorrow.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The dates for presenting the persuasive speeches have been moved to 10/17/12 and 10/18/12. The interview assignment due date has been moved to 10/16/12.
TUESDAY – 10/09/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3)
1. Completed the back of yesterday’s handout called “Typhoid Fever” Vocabulary Table. Turned in.

2. Completed pgs. 55, 56, 57, and 58 of yesterday’s handout on adjective, adverb, and noun clauses. Turned in.

3. Prefixes List 2 handout: began working on this in class. Plan to turn this in later on this week.

4. (See #3 of 10/08/12 agenda.)


WEDNESDAY – 10/10/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 3.9)
1. “Typhoid Fever” by Frank McCourt. (Literature book, pgs. 193-199)

~ Voice.


~ Characters.

~ Personalities.

Worked on the handout for this in class today. NOTE: Continue working on this handout as homework, and bring it back tomorrow.

2. Plan to turn in the Prefixes List 2 handout by this Friday, 10/12/12.

3. (See #3 of 10/08/12 agenda.)
THURSDAY – 10/11/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 2.3)
1. Finished and turned in yesterday’s yellow handout called “Typhoid Fever.”

2. Handout: "Typhoid Fever" Connections. [Covering "An Ancient Enemy Gets Tougher." (Sophomore literature book, pgs. 207-209). This also involved analyzing an excerpt on Tuberculosis from the World Health Organization’s disease classification system called International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) as well as analyzing information on the recent pertussis epidemic in California (from the web sites of the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.] Completed the front side of this handout. Stamped. NOTE: Plan to complete the rest of this handout in class tomorrow and turn it in at that time.

3. Reminder: Prefixes List 2 handout is due by tomorrow.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The dates for presenting the persuasive speeches have been moved to 10/17/12 and 10/18/12. The interview assignment due date has been moved to 10/16/12. Be sure to bring all your notes about BAYER next week.


FRIDAY – 10/12/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 2.3; English Language Conventions 1.3)
1. Finished and turned in yesterday’s handout called “Typhoid Fever” Connections.

2. Finished and turned in Prefixes List 2 handout (if you still needed to).

3. Handout: Homonyms List 1. Completed and turned in.

4. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The dates for presenting the persuasive speeches have been moved to 10/17/12 and 10/18/12. The interview assignment due date has been moved to 10/16/12. Be sure to bring all your notes about BAYER next week.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 10/01/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.0, 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5)

1. Took notes on excerpts from "Corporate Watch" company profiles and other internet articles that cite Bayer's marketing of newly invented drugs without first assessing their side-effects, Bayer’s involvement in the production of chemical warfare weapons, and other related issues. Discussed.

2. Please note: the unit we are currently going through requires you to prepare a Persuasive Speech. The issue that you will be addressing in your speech is: How does the good that Bayer does today (by providing helpful medicines and other things people need) compare to the things they have done as a company to get where they are today?
TUESDAY – 10/02/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.5)

1. Bayer isn’t the only one! [Showed an overhead – see Reference Section of this website or binder – describing other pharmaceutical companies that have marketed newly-developed drugs prior to thoroughly testing them first. Also showed a second overhead – see Reference Section of this website or binder – that gives details about an issue that came to national attention in 2010, concerning how the US had to apologize to Guatemala for testing experimental medicines on Guatemalan citizens without their consent.]

2. Handout: Persuasive Presentation Guidelines. (Filled in blanks on this handout and discussed as a class.)

3. Viewed selected portions of the movie Schindler's List, which is a visual presentation of the issues we are studying for the persuasive speaking assignment.


WEDNESDAY – 10/03/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.5)

NOTE: I received notice of a family emergency at the end of 2nd period this morning. Therefore, the agenda below was left to the teachers who could come to the class on an emergency basis throughout the day and sub for me.

1. On the same paper used for Monday’s notes, wrote: What is the issue? Then, listed the main arguments about the Auschwitz prisoners issue as they pertain to Bayer and to the Survivors. Also listed general issues to do with Bayer as a company.

2. Handout: "Prewriting: Supporting Your Solution." Used yesterday's and today's notes to fill this out.

3. Interview Assignment handout called: "Think Sheet: Interviewing." Discussed this interview

assignment. Today in class the top part of this form was filled in. [See copy of the overhead called "Think

Sheet: Interviewing" in the Reference Section of this website or binder for the information to write on the top of this

handout.] You are to complete the rest of this handout during the interview that you conduct. Completed interview and completed interviewing form are due TUESDAY, 10/09/12. 20 pts. possible. Plan to use the information from this interview in your speech.
THURSDAY – 10/04/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.5)

1. Reviewed yesterday’s agenda. This included making sure everyone got all of yesterday’s handouts. Put up the interview assignment overhead in order to make sure that everyone was able to complete the top part of the interview assignment handout. [See Reference Section of this website or binder.]

2. Handout – “Writing: Draft Your Problem-Solution Analysis.” Completed the back of this handout first. Then, used these as references while completing the front of this handout (which is the first draft of the persuasive speech): the handwritten notes on Joseph Mengele and Bayer, the internet articles that we’ve studied so far, the Persuasive Presentation Guidelines handout, and the Prewriting handout.

3. Reminder: Interview homework assignment – completed interview is due next Tuesday, 10/9/12. 20 pts. possible.


FRIDAY – 10/05/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.3, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.5; Reading 1.1)

End of Quarter.

1. Handout: Focus Review 1 – Reading Standard 1.1 Follow-Up. Completed and turned in. 10 pts. possible.

2. Make sure you have completed the Prewriting and Draft handouts from Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Since I will have to be gone part of next week due to a family emergency, the interview homework assignment due date has been moved to 10/16/12, and the persuasive speeches have been moved to 10/17/12 and 10/18/12.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 9/24/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Handout: The Clause Worksheet. Worked on this as a class. (Used class set of Holt Handbooks.) Completed sections A through G. Plan to finish this worksheet in class tomorrow. 40 pts. possible.

2. Showed overhead transparency of English Notes to turn in tomorrow. 75 points possible. [See the Reference section of this binder or website for a copy of this overhead.
TUESDAY – 9/25/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. As a class, finished The Clause Worksheet that was started yesterday. Turned in. 40 pts. possible.

2. Discussed some of the grammatical differences between English and certain other languages that make more grammatical sense than English does.

3. Homework handout on Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives. 20 pts. possible. Discussed how to complete this handout. Worked on this handout in class. The completed handout will be due this Friday, 9/28/12.

4. Turned in English notes per yesterday’s agenda.
WEDNESDAY – 9/26/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.4, 3.7, 3.9)

1. Read / listened to "By the Waters of Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benet (literature book, pgs. 141-150), in preparation for the next project. Handed out accompanying worksheet.

Second period class finished and turned in this worksheet.

Third through Sixth period classes started working on this worksheet in class. NOTE: Bring worksheet back tomorrow in order to complete it then.

2. REMINDER: Homework handout on Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives is due this Friday, 09/28/12. 20 pts. possible.
THURSDAY – 9/27/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.4, 3.7, 3.9; Writing 1.0, 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4;

Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5)

1. Completed and turned in the worksheet about “By the Waters of Babylon” assigned yesterday.

2. Persuasive Writing and Speaking Assignments, Day 1. Followed a green, 2-sided handout of instructions that required everyone to read and evaluate the internet article called “Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death.” Written responses were stamped. NOTE: Bring written responses back tomorrow.

3. REMINDER: Homework handout on Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives is due tomorrow, 9/28/12. 20 pts. possible.
FRIDAY – 9/28/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.0, 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4; Listening & Speaking 1.3, 2.0, 2.3, 2.5)

1. Turned in homework handout on Participles, Gerunds, and Infinitives. 20 pts. possible.

2. Read and evaluated two different internet articles: “Headaches for Bayer” and “Life as a Human Guinea Pig.” NOTE: There is a blue, single-sided handout of instructions that describes the written responses that are required based on these two articles. Written responses were stamped. Bring written responses back next week.

Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 9/17/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

1. “Everyday Use” connections. [See the Reference Section of this website or binder for a copy of the overhead called “’Everyday Use’ connections”. This gives the directions for completing this assignment, which involved primary and secondary sources. Turned in. 10 pts. possible.

2. Finished the character posters that we began last Friday. 20 pts. possible. Turned in. [See agenda for 9/14/12 for details.]
TUESDAY – 9/18/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 3.3, 3.12)

1. Viewed the Holt Video Connections video segment called "Chinese Americans: Culture and Contributions" as an introduction to studying conflict and motivation as they are presented in the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan.

2. Read / listened to “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan (literature book, pgs. 99 – 107).

3. Completed “Two Kinds” handout. 15 pts. possible. Turned in.


WEDNESDAY – 9/19/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Used pg. 98 of the literature book. Worked in pairs to create vocabulary posters for the 10 key vocabulary words listed there. (Each poster contains the vocabulary word, its definition, its part of speech, a correct synonym, a correct antonym, a sentence using the word, and some form of graphic illustration of the word.) Turned in. NOTE: Plan to use these vocabulary posters in class later this week.

2. Handout: Direct Objects and Indirect Objects. 20 pts. possible. Due at the end of class on Friday, 9/21/12.
THURSDAY – 9/20/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 2.1a-2.1e)

1. Viewed an overhead of the black-and-white photo by Dorothea Lange called "Migrant Mother." Based on this photo, did the following on a separate piece of paper:

A. Wrote a 5-sentence paragraph answering this:

~ What do you see, think, and feel when you view this photograph?

B. Wrote another 5-sentence paragraph answering this:

~ What can you infer about the people in this photograph?

C. Labeled the paper Photo Biography.

2. Completed the handout "Biographical Writing, Day 1" in class.

3. Stamped Photo Biography paragraphs described in #1 above. Stamped the biographical writing handout described in #2 above. NOTE: The stamps count for points, depending on where they are on the papers. Bring these papers back tomorrow for further work.

4. REMINDER: Handout on direct and indirect objects will be due at the end of class tomorrow, 9/21/12. [Hint: direct and indirect objects are never found inside prepositional phrases.]


FRIDAY – 9/21/12 – (Standards covered: Writing 1.1, 2.1a-2.1e; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Biographical Writing, Day 2:

~ Used yesterday’s Biographical Writing, Day 1 handout as a reference.

~ On the back of yesterday’s Photo Biography writing, students rewrote Anecdote 1 and

Anecdote 2, which were outlined yesterday. (Requirements: each anecdote had to be rewritten in paragraph form; each anecdote had to be at least 6 sentences long; at least 2 of

the 10 key vocabulary words from “Two Kinds” had to appear in these rewrites.)

~ Stapled the above pages together and turned them in.

2. Completed and turned in the grammar handout on direct and indirect objects that was passed out on Wednesday, 9/19/12. 20 pts. possible.

3. Extra credit handout (Predicate Nominatives, Predicate Adjectives, & Direct Objects in the Auto Shop) was available for those who finished early.

Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 9/10/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Handout: Prepositional Phrases in the Auto Shop. This handout was discussed, particularly in terms of the importance of recognizing prepositional phrases in on-the-job procedure manuals. We completed this handout as a class. Answers were reviewed.

2. Handout: Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives. Referred to Prepositional Phrases handout while working on pages 31 and 32 of this in class. NOTE: Plan to continue working on this handout tomorrow in class.

3. PLEASE NOTE: The Prefixes List 1 handout from last Friday (9/7/12) will be included in a future agenda later on this week.


TUESDAY – 9/11/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. Finished pgs. 31 and 32 of yesterday’s Predicate Nominatives handout. Handout was stamped.

2. Follow-up to Predicate Nominatives handout: Predicate Adjectives. [See copy of the overhead called “Predicate Adjectives – (pgs. 33-34)” in the Reference Section of this website or binder for instructions in completing this assignment.] Turned in. 15 pts. possible.

3. Completed and turned in Prefixes List 1 handout. 10 pts. possible.

4. Homework handout: "Identifying Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives" (on green paper). Due on or before Friday, 9/14/12. NOTE: Do NOT do #8 on the back of this handout (from pg. 53 of the Holt Handbook), since that question is too complex and is not really necessary.
WEDNESDAY – 9/12/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.1, 1.3, 3.3, 3.4; English Language Conventions 1.3)

1. REMINDER: (See #4 of 9/11/12 agenda.)

2. "Everyday Use," Part 1. Completed through the first part of #4 of the Response Worksheet (covering the Interactive Reader from pg. 50 to pg. 53). Stamped. NOTE: Bring this Response Worksheet back tomorrow to continue working on it in class.
THURSDAY – 9/13/12 – (Standards covered: Reading 1.3, 3.3, 3.4)

1. REMINDER: (See #4 of 9/11/12 agenda.)

2. “Everyday Use,” Part 2.

(A) Read / listened to the story and discussed it. (Interactive Reader, pgs. 54-65)

(B) Began completing pg. 2 of the Response Worksheet for “Everyday Use” that was started yesterday. NOTE: Bring the Response Worksheet back tomorrow for further use.
FRIDAY – 9/14/12 – (Standards covered: English Language Conventions 1.3; Reading 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)

1. Reviewed with the class again how to figure out prepositional phrases, subjects, verbs, predicate nominatives, and predicate adjectives, and, as a class, we worked on portions of the green homework handout called “Identifying Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives.” Then, time was set aside during the period for everyone to finish and turn in this handout.

2. Used “Everyday Use” Response Worksheet from yesterday as a reference. Answered a set of questions (from separate worksheets labeled either “A” or “B”) for “Everyday Use,” covering the selection, terminology, and vocabulary. Wrote answers on a separate paper. Turned in. 10 pts. possible.

3. In pairs, began work on a character poster, using the literature book, according to the instructions provided on a separate handout. This character poster links “Everyday Use” with two follow-up pieces in the literature book (on pgs. 84 and 85). 20 pts. possible. NOTE: Plan to finish this character poster in class next Monday, 9/17/12.



Daily Agendas West High, Tracy, CA

Mr. Headrick

Sophomore English
MONDAY – 9/03/12 – Labor Day Holiday – no classes scheduled.
TUESDAY – 9/04/12

PERIODS 2 THROUGH 5: (Standards covered: Writing 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1a, 2.1b, 2.1c, 2.1d, and 2.1e)

1. Autobiographical Narrative In-Class Writing Workshop, Day 2. [Continued writing where we left off last Friday, following the directions on the separate set of overheads.]

2. Today's work was stamped. (NOTE: The stamps count for part of the overall points possible for this writing workshop.) 20 points possible for today’s work, which included completing the outline.

PERIOD 6 – (Same agenda and standards covered as that for periods 2-5 on 8/31/12)
WEDNESDAY – 9/05/12

PERIODS 2 THROUGH 5: (Standards covered: Writing 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1a, 2.1b, 2.1c, 2.1d, and 2.1e)

Autobiographical Narrative In-Class Writing Workshop, Day 3:

1. Showed an overhead indicating what I will be looking for when I grade the autobiographical essay. 160 points possible. [See copy of this overhead in the Reference section of this website or binder.]

2. NOTE: Plan to write the final draft of this essay in class this Friday, 9/7/12. Plan to turn in all of this workshop’s writing at the end of class that day. Late essays (received after Friday, 9/7/12) are only eligible for ½ credit after they’re graded.

3. Referred to sophomore literature book, pgs. 58-60, as a reference and a writing model for this type of essay.

4. Wrote the first draft of the essay, following the directions on the separate set of overheads.

5. Today's work was stamped. (NOTE: The stamps count for part of the overall points possible for this writing workshop.) 20 points possible for today’s work, which included completing the rough draft.

6. REMINDER: Periods 2 through 5 are scheduled to attend the Point Break interpersonal communications seminar tomorrow, 9/6/12.






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