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Week 1

Introductions/Why We Write

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*No School*

(Labor Day)


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Getting to know you…
Introduction of the Syllabus
Rules of the Classroom
“People Bingo”….

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Why we Write (Stanleys)
Discuss Newspaper Assignment
Introduce Newspaper Front page assignment-
Show prototype/begin work
Homework: Finish Newspaper

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Present newspapers to class
Preloading Elements of LITERATURE Vocabulary
Worksheet- “Fiction vs. Nonfiction”


5

Survival writing
Students fill out 2 forms (rental application/CA ID form from internet)



Week 2

Gifted Hands /Elements of Fiction

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Introduce Ben Carson and Gifted Hands
Read short bio re: Ben Carson
Preload Vocabulary (GH Ch. 1)



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Gifted Hands, Ch. 1
Discussion “What makes a great doctor.”
Group Read Gifted Hands Ch. 1
Fill out reading logs

10

Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)
* schedule trip to library during 3rd period to check out SR books for students

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Introduction to Elements of Fiction
Vocabulary #1
WS- “What Makes a Good Story?”


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Elements of Fiction “The Most Dangerous Game”
Read “The Most Dangerous Game” from GenEd text (Pg. 5-22)
Complete questions 1-10 on Pg. 22

Week 3

Gifted Hands /Elements of Fiction

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Gifted Hands Chaps 4-6
Group Read Gifted Hands Ch. 2-3
Complete workbook assignment for Ch. 2-3

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Discuss successful interview questions you would ask the author of Gifted Hands


Students will create 3 interview questions for Ben Carson and answer the questions based on what he might say.

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Movie: “Gifted Hands”


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Movie: “Gifted Hands”
Students will write a brief paragraph explaining which they liked better – the movie or the book and why.



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Elements of Fiction “Thank You Ma’am”
Vocabulary #2
Read “Thank You Ma’am” from GenEd text, Pg. 87-90
Complete questions 1-8 on Pg. 90.

Week 4

Prefix/Suffix/Root/5 Paragraph Essay

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Prefix/Suffix/Root
PPT on PSR
Greek and Latin Roots WB1



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Prefix/Suffix/Root
PPT on PSR
Greek and Latin Roots WB2


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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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The 5 Paragraph Essay
PPT- “5 Paragraph Essay Guidelines”
“Organizing Ideas/Graphic Organizers” WS activity
Homework: Select Topic for 5 Paragraph Essay


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The 5 Paragraph Essay
PPT- “The Persuasive Essay”
“Organizing the Persuasive Essay” WS activity
Begin writing first draft of persuasive essay using last week’s graphic organizers.

Homework: Finish 5 Paragraph Essay



September

October




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Week 5

The 5 Paragraph Essay/Elements of Fiction

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The 5 Paragraph Essay
Continue writing first draft of persuasive essay using last week’s graphic organizers.

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9th Grade Field Trip


*collect 5 Paragraph Persuasive Essay before leaving

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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The 5 Paragraph Essay
Go to computer lab to type final draft of 5 Paragraph Persuasive Essay.

3

Elements of Fiction “The Cask of Amantillado”
PPT- “Who was Edgar Allen Poe?”
Read “The Cask of Amantillado” from GenEd text, Pg. 173-179

Week 6

Infectious Diseases/ IUP Rollout

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Reading Rhetorically
PPT- “Reading Rhetorically”
Read “1918 Virus” and “H1N1” articles.
Complete WS’ for each article…..


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Reading Rhetorically
Create posters for the articles we read yesterday identifying main points (1 per student)

Present posters to class…




8

Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)

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IUP Rollout!
Entire class will be a “group”
PPT- “Cooperative Learning”
Choose a disease

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Survival Writing
PPT “Obtaining Health Insurance”
Students fill out 2 health-insurance applications


Week 7

HOTZONE

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Hot Zone (Ch. 1)
PPT- “Mt. Elgon”Show Mt.
Discuss opening pages of Hot Zone.
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 1
Complete reading log…


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Hot Zone (Ch. 2)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 2
Complete reading log…

*work on game design



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Hot Zone (Ch. 3)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 3
Complete reading log…

*work on game design




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Hot Zone (Ch. 4)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 4
Complete reading log…
*work on game design

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Hot Zone (Ch. 5)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 5
Complete reading log…

*work on game design



Week 8

HotZone and Game Development

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Hot Zone (Ch. 6)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 6
Complete reading log…



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Hot Zone (Ch. 7)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 7
Complete reading log…



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Hot Zone (Ch. 8)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 8
Complete reading log…


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Hot Zone (Ch. 9)
Group Read Hot Zone, Ch. 9
Complete reading log…



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Rules of the Game (Stanleys)
Students will work in their group to develop the rules for their game.

This is the prototype




Week 9

Outbreak the Movie


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Outbreak (movie)?

*work on game design



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Outbreak (movie)?

*work on game design



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Outbreak (movie)?

*work on game design



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Finish game design



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Game Day in Ms. Stanley’s Room!!!!




November




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Week 10

Disease PPT and Game Completion


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Disease PPT
Discuss information for Disease PPt.
Develop prototype for slides.
Complete Game Rules


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Disease PPT
Continue work on disease PPT (10 slides minimum)

*use graphic organizers




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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)



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Disease PPT
Continue work on disease PPT (10 slides minimum)

*use graphic organizers




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Present PPTs

*have IAs act as graders- rubric



Week 11

CAHSEE Practice

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CAHSEE Practice
ELA Practice WS #1

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*No School*

(Veteran’s Day)

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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CAHSEE Practice
ELA Practice WS #2

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CAHSEE Practice
ELA Practice WS #3

Week 12

Compare/Contrast IUP Presentation

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Compare/Contrast
PPT- “Comparing and Contrasting”
WS- “Using Graphic Organizers to Compare/Contrast”
Homework- Compare/Contrast WS

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Compare/Contrast
Students will write a 3 paragraph essay comparing/contrasting random subjects.


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Prepare for IUP Presentation!!!

9th Grade IUP night!!!!

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Elements of Fiction “The Sniper”
Read “The Sniper” from GenEd text, Pg. 212-215
Answer questions 1-8 on Pg. 215-216

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Compare/Contrast
Free write- 3 Paragraphs using Venn Diagram


Happy Thanksgiving!

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*No School*


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*No School*


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*No School*


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*No School*


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*No School*


December




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Week 13

Poetry/Elements of Fiction

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Poetry- Introduction
PPT- “Poem Examples”
Poetry Vocabulary #1

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Poetry- Haiku
PPT- “Haiku”
Poetry Worksheet #1- “Write a Haiku”

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Poetry- Sonnet
PPT- “Sonnet”
Poetry Worksheet #2- “Write a Sonnet”

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Poetry- Similie/Metaphor/Personification
PPT- “S/M/P”
Poetry Worksheet #3- “Identify S/M/P”

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Poetry- Similie/Metaphor/Personification
Poetry Worksheet #4- “Using Like and As…”

Week 14

Poetry

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Poetry- Memorization
PPT- “Types of Graphic Organizers”
Students pick poem, type of graphic organizer
Homework- Memorize Poem

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Poetry- Memorization
Students present poem to class…
Poetry Vocabulary #2

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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Poetry- “I Am Poem”
Students write “I Am…” poem w/ poster…



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Poetry- “I Am Poem”
Students write “I Am…” poem w/ poster…

Week 15

Poetry completed/ Irony

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Poetry- Final
Students tested over poetry unit + vocabulary…


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Irony
PPT- “What is Irony”
Group read “The Gift of the Magi”

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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Door Decorating Contest- ELA THEME!!!!



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My Grown up Christmas List” essay.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*


January





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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*

Week 16

Elements of Fiction Plotline/Tone/Idioms

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Plotline- Introduction
PPT- “The Path of a Story”
Students make a poster showing the “path” of their life


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Plotline
Worksheet “Ordering Events”
Homework- “Ordering Events, Pt. 2”

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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Tone- Introduction
PPT- “Setting the Tone…”
Worksheet- “Adjectives Set the Tone”

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NEED TO READ A STORY WITH EXAMPLES OF TONE!!!!!!!!!!!!




Week 17

Elements of Fiction /Symbolism & Allegory

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Symbolism- Introduction
PPT- “Symbolism”
Vocabulary


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Symbolism
Read “The Scarlet Ibis” Pg. 342, Answer questions 1-5 Pg. 356

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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Finals Review



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Finals Review



Week 18

Final Exams

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*No School*

(MLK Jr. Day)


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Final Exams (Per 1 and 2)

*Shortened Day (12:10)*



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Final Exams (Per 3 and 4)

*Shortened Day(12:10)*



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Final Exams (Per 5 and 6)

*Shortened Day(12:10)*



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Organize Semester 1 Notebooks


*Shortened Day (12:51)*

Week 19

Juvenile Justice

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington

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Juvenile Justice (Stanley’s Class)
Introduce topic of juvenile justice.


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Juvenile Justice (Stanley’s Class)
Vocab for juvenile justice
Read and annotate articles…


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Juvenile Justice (Stanley’s Class)

Read and annotate articles



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Juvenile Justice (Stanley’s Class)

Read and annotate articles



February




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Week 20

Juvenile Justice

ERWC

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Juvenile Justice (Stanley’s Class)
Read Daniel Marsh article and discuss in class.


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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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English 3D
Introduction
“How Does a Lesson Partner Demonstrate Active Listening?”- Pg. 8-11

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English 3D
“How Can Teachers Encourage More Students to Contribute During Class Discussions?”- Pg. 12-15

Week 21

English 3D

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*No School*


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English 3D
“What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages Of Collaborative Assignments”- Pg. 16-19

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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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English 3D
“Is Technology Negatively Influencing Teen Communication?”- Pg. 20-25

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English 3D- Issues
“Are Video Games a Brain Drain….?” Pg. 4-9

Week 22

English 3D/Ethos, Logos, Pathos


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*No School*

(Washington Holiday)

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Ethos/Logos/Pathos
PPT- “Ethos, Logos, Pathos”
Worksheet “Ethos, Logos, Pathos”

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English 3D
“Are Video Games a Brain Drain….?” Pg. 26-29


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English 3D
“Are Video Games a Brain Drain….?” Pg. 30-35



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English 3D
“Are Video Games a Brain Drain….?” Pg. 36-41


Week 23

Romeo and Juliet

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Romeo and Juliet
Introduce Shakespeare / Complete Shakespeare/Drama workbook.

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Romeo and Juliet
R&J Family Tree
Homework: Students’ Family Tree


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Romeo and Juliet
Movie: R&J Scenes 1 & 2 (Stanley’s Class)

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Romeo and Juliet
Interactive Reader (Stanley’s Class)


March





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Week 24

Romeo and Juliet

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Romeo and Juliet
Interactive Reader (Stanley’s Class)

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Romeo and Juliet
Movie: R&J (Stanley’s Class)


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Romeo and Juliet
Movie: R&J (Stanley’s Class)



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Romeo and Juliet
Movie- “The Real William Shakespeare”

Week 25

Romeo and Juliet

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Romeo and Juliet
Final Quiz

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Romeo and Juliet
Expository Essay- “Is It Wrong To Love Too Strongly?


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Romeo and Juliet
Expository Essay- “Is It Wrong To Love Too Strongly?



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Romeo and Juliet
R&J Tableaus (Stanley’s Class)


Week 26

English 3D

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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English 3D- Issues
Read “Junk Food at School…” Pg. 10-15
Vocabulary

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English 3D
“Junk Food at School…” Pg. 42-45



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English 3D
“Junk Food at School…” Pg. 46-51


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English 3D
“Junk Food at School…” Pg. 52-57


Week 27

English 3D

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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English 3D- Issues
Read “Should Schools Step In When Cyberbullies Strike?” Pg. 16-21
Vocabulary

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English 3D
“Should Schools Step In When Cyberbullies Strike?” Pg. 60-63


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English 3D
Read “Should Schools Step In When Cyberbullies Strike?” Pg. 64-69


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English 3D
Read “Should Schools Step In When Cyberbullies Strike?” Pg. 70-75



March

April




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SPRING BREAK

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*No School*


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*No School*


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*No School*

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*No School*

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*No School*


Week 28

English 3D

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)


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English 3D- Issues
Read “Is Graffiti Vandalism Or Art- Or Both?” Pg. 22-27
Vocabulary


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English 3D- Issues
“Is Graffiti Vandalism Or Art- Or Both?” Pg. 76-79



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English 3D- Issues
“Is Graffiti Vandalism Or Art- Or Both?” Pg. 80-85



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English 3D- Issues
“Is Graffiti Vandalism Or Art- Or Both?” Pg. 86-91


Week 29

Risky behavior Rollout


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Risky Business
9th Grade IUP Rollout (Stanleys)
PPT- “Background of NON Profit organizations.”

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Risky Business
Students pick a logo and slogan for their non-profit group…


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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)



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Risky Business
Start poster for Non-Profit Group
“5 Ws and an H”


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Risky Business
Video-“TED Talks Helping The World”


Week 30

Risky Behavior Issues

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)


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Risky Business
Read- “Headbanger Nation” Pt. 1
Vocabulary/Worksheet

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Risky Business
Read- “Headbanger Nation” Pt. 2
Vocabulary/Worksheet

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Risky Business
Read “Shattered Air” Excerpt, Pt. 1
Vocabulary/Worksheet

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Risky Business
Read “Shattered Air” Excerpt, Pt. 2
Vocabulary/Worksheet

Week 31

Risky Behavior Research Paper

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Risky Business
Read “Shattered Air” Excerpt, Pt. 3
Vocabulary/Worksheet

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Risky Business (Stanleys)
Discuss APA format Review elements of a research paper. Discuss the information needed for the paper.

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Risky Business (Stanleys)
Discuss APA format Review elements of a research paper. Discuss the information needed for the paper.

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Risky Business
PPT- “Writing the Research Paper”
Homework- begin research paper


May




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Week 32

Risky Behaviors

Narrative writing unit

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Risky Business
Begin work on tri-fold

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Risky Business
Continue Work on tri-fold

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Risky Business
Continue Work on tri-fold


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Risky Business
Continue Work on tri-fold

Week 33

Risky Behavior Presentations

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IUP Presentation (C-3-C-2)



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IUP Presentation (C-3-C-2)



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IUP Presentation (C-3-C-2)



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9th IUP 6th Period - Presentations

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Free Write- “Decompression of IUP Process”

Week 34

Veterinarians ask, “Can Animals Think?”

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Stanley’s Class)

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Can Animals Think?
PPT- “Can Animals Think?”


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Can Animals Think?
Read- “Dogstar” – Review flashback and foreshadow (Pt. 1)


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Can Animals Think?
Read- “Dogstar” – Review flashback and foreshadow (Pt. 2)



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Can Animals Think?
Begin essay “Can Animals Think?”


Week 35

Veterinarians ask, “Can Animals Think?”

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*No School*

(Memorial Day)


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Can Animals Think?
Continue essay “Can Animals Think?”


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Can Animals Think?
Finish essay “Can Animals Think?”


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Silent Reading Day
(students will complete reading log)


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Survival Writing
PPT- “Letters of Complaint”
Practice writing a letter of complaint

June




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Week 36

The Odyssey - Mythology

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Relationship Curriculum- Alicia Washington (Ms. Stanley)

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The Odyssey
PPT- “The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus”
Worksheet- “Gods/Goddesses Match-Up”

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The Odyssey (Stanleys)
Watch The Odyssey – Explain the information

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The Odyssey (Stanleys)
Watch The Odyssey – Explain the information

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The Odyssey (Stanleys)
Watch The Odyssey – Explain the information

Week 37

Final Exams

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*Periods 1 and 2*

*Out at 12:10*

9
*Periods 3 and 4*

*Out at 12:10*

10
*Periods 5 and 6*

*Out at 12:10*

11 *End of Semester*

Last Day of School


*Out at 12:51*

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