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7/22

Introductions

  • Name plates and introductions/seating charts

  • Review: Class Website

7/23

Introductions

  • Review: Course Syllabus and Class Ethics Agreement

      • Focus: Class Participation

    • Syllabus quiz and contract signatures due on Tuesday

7/24

Introductions

  • Check out books

    • Assign Cornell Notes/Chapter 1, due Monday

    • Earmark an essay for Friday

  • Curriculum and exam overview

Block 7/25

Introductions

  • Grammar instruction: why you need it, and how we’ll do it

  • Study Groups/Seating Charts finalized

  • Vocabulary for Life: how we’ll do it

7/26

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

7/29


Due: Cornell Notes, Chapter 1

  • Review and enhancement

    • Assign Chapter 3 Cornell Notes, due 8/1

7/30

Due: Contract signatures

Introductions



  • Syllabus Quiz

SSR/Assign “Current Events”, due 8/6

7/31

Assign diagnostic essay, due May 8

Block 8/1

Due: Chapter 2 Cornell Notes: Close Reading

  • Assign Chapter 3 Cornell Notes, due 8/6

Due: Summer Reading Assignment for 5% extra credit

  • Diagnostic: Synthesis Timed Writing

8/2

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

8/5


Due: Grammar Lesson #1: Parallel Structures

8/6

Due: “Current Events”

Due: Cornell Notes, Chapter 3: Synthesis Writing

  • Review and enhancement

8/7

Note: HHS Open House is tonight at 6:30

Review and Assign: 1st Semester Final: The Synthesis Research Project



Block 8/8

Due: 1st drafts: Ethics Essay/Writing Workshop

  • Revision is due 8/15

Due: Summer Reading Assignment

Assign: “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”—due Tuesday, 8/13



  • Preparing for discussion: Additional reading? Making Notes.




Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

8/12


Portfolio Exchanges

Due: Synthesis Research Project, Step #1

Due: 10-word vocab log

8/13

Due: “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”—annotated essay, and discussion notes.

Socratic Discussion: the food industry



8/14

Philosophy 101

Why study philosophy? What is philosophy?



Block 8/15

Due: Ethics Essaytii upload required

Philosophy 101

Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”

Video and Guided Reading: Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”. Discussion prep is due Wednesday, 8/21


8/16

Due: Summer Reading Assignment (25% late penalty)

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan



Mon

8/19


Due: Grammar Lesson #2: Direct, Precise, and Active Verbs

8/20

Due: Synthesis Research Project, Step #2


8/21

Philosophy 101

Due: Discussion prep note making.

Socratic Discussion: Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” What is an “ideal” society?



Block 8/22

Philosophy 101

The American Transcendentalists:



  • An Introduction (Cornell Notes)

  • William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”

8/23

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

8/26


Due: 10-word vocab log and vocabulary writing assignment #1tii upload required

Reading: William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”



8/26

Philosophy 101

The American Transcendentalists: from Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”



  • Discussion: Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”

  • Reading: Emerson’s bio/assign: “Nature”

8/28

Philosophy 101

The American Transcendentalists: from Emerson’s “Nature”



  • Discussion: “Nature”

  • Assign: “Self-Reliance”

Block 8/29

Optional Assignment: If you’d like help with either the “assignment” or “directions” portion of the synthesis cover page assignment, due 9/12, bring it in today for review.

Philosophy 101

The American Transcendentalists: from Thoreau’s Walden



  • Discussion: “Self-Reliance”

  • Assign: Thoreau

8/30

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

9/2


No School: Labor Day Holiday

9/3

Due: The American Transcendentalists: from Thoreau’s Walden

  • Periods 0 and 1 will read in class—be prepared for formal Socratic Discussion tomorrow

  • Period 5: be prepared for formal Socratic Discussion today

9/4

After School Movie/Optional Credit: Dead Poets Society, 2:30-4:40

  • For credit, you must be on time, check in your cell phone, and stay for the entire movie. PG13

Philosophy 101

Distribute: Score sheet/Rubric for Philosophy Unit

The American Transcendentalists: from Thoreau’s Walden


  • Socratic Discussion only (Periods 0 and 1)

Block 9/5

Philosophy 101

Due: All notes and journals for the philosophy unit. These will be tallied and turned in today.

Formative Assessment: Timed Writing: Philosophy

9/6

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

9/9


Due: 10-word vocab

  • Martin Luther King: Preeminent American Rhetorician

9/10

The Art of Rhetorical Analysis

  • Martin Luther King

    • “I Have a Dream”

      • AP-level M/C

9/11

The Art of Rhetorical Analysis: Chapter 6: Community—What is the relationship of the individual to the community?

  • Martin Luther King, American Rhetorician

Due: Discussion/Notes: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, pages 260-263

    • Reading and Analysis: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

      • Sharing Homework/groups

      • AP-level M/C

    • Assign Graphic Organizer/ Dialectical Journal

    • Word-processed Graphic Organizer and Dialectical Journal are due 9/18—tii upload required

Block 9/12

The Art of Rhetorical Analysis: Chapter 6: Community—What is the relationship of the individual to the community?

  • Martin Luther King, American Rhetorician

Due: Discussion/Notes: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, pages 260-263

    • Reading and Analysis: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

      • Sharing Homework/groups

      • AP-level M/C

    • Assign Graphic Organizer/ Dialectical Journal

Word-processed Graphic Organizer and Dialectical Journal are due 9/18—tii upload required

9/13

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

9/16


Due: Grammar Lesson #3: Subordination in the Complex Sentence

9/17

Due: Drafts only, Step 3, research project

9/18

Due: Word-processed Graphic Organizer and Dialectical Journal are due for “Letter from Birmingham Jail”—tii upload required

Close Reading: Chapter 6: Community—What is the relationship of the individual to the community?



  • Reading Selections from The Language of Composition

    • Group Work and Vocabulary logs

    • Practice Multiple Choice/AP-level

Block 9/19

Synthesis Research Project,

Due: Steps 1, 2 and 3 Synthesis/Research Project—revised and turned in for credit.

Step 4: Research and Annotated Bibliographies


  • Laura Artusio, Chandler Gilbert Community College/lecture and instruction for college-level research

9/20

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

9/23


Due: 10-word vocab log and vocabulary writing assignment #2tii upload required

Assign: Annotated Bibliography



9/24

AP M/C Practice: Close Reading

Assign: Sports essay and analysis



9/25

Desk Work: reading and analysis: sports essays

Block 9/26

Due: Analysis work from sports essays

  • Group Sharing: Argumentative Strategies

  • Socratic Discussion: Sports in High Schools

9/27

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

9/28-

10/15


No School: Fall Intercession

10/16

Assign: “This I Believe” essay—due

Review: analysis of MLK and sports essays

  • Define terms

  • Quick tips for tomorrow’s writing

10/17

Due: Research/Annotated Bibliographies, Set #1

Formative Assessment: Rhetorical Analysis timed writing

  • Write, review, assess

10/18

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

10/21


Due: 10-word vocab log

Close Reading Practice



10/22

AIMS testing to exceed: Writing

Argument and Analysis: Chapter 7: Gender—What is the impact of gender roles that society creates and enforces?



  • Reading Selections from The Language of Composition

10/23

AIMS testing to exceed: Reading

Argument and Analysis: Chapter 7: Gender—What is the impact of gender roles that society creates and enforces?



  • Reading Selections from The Language of Composition

    • Deborah Tannen’s “There is No Unmarked Woman”

    • Reading and Discussion

Block 10/24

Due: “This I Believe”—tii upload required

  • Oral Readings

Due: Research/Annotated Bibliographies, Set #2

AIMS testing to exceed: Math



10/25

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

10/28


Due: Grammar Lesson #4: Coordination in the Compound Sentence

10/29

The Art of Satire: Introductory Lecture

10/30

The Art of Satire

  • The Lighter Side: Horatian Satire

Block 10/31

Due: Research/Annotated Bibliographies, Set #3

The Art of Satire

  • The Lighter Side: Horatian Satire

11/1

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

11/4


Due: 10-word vocab log and vocabulary writing assignment #3tii upload required

11/5

The Art of Satire

  • The Darker Side: Juvenilian Satire

11/6

The Art of Satire

  • The Darker Side: Juvenilian Satire

Block 11/7

The Art of Satire

  • The Darker Side: Juvenilian Satire

11/8

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

11/11


No School: Veteran’s Day

11/12

The Art of Satire

  • The Darker Side: Juvenilian Satire

11/13

The Art of Satire

  • The Darker Side: Juvenalian Satire

  • Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain”

Block 11/14

The Art of Satire

Due: Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain”

11/15

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

11/18


Due: 10-word vocab log

The Art of Satire: Mark Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Introductory lecture and reading assigned

11/19

The Art of Satire: Mark Twain

11/20

The Art of Satire: Mark Twain

Block 11/21

Due: Synthesis Research Project, Steps #5 and #6

The Art of Satire: Mark Twain

11/22

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

11/25


Due: Grammar Lesson #5: Cumulative, Periodic and Inverted Sentences

11/26

Due: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I

11/27

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I

11/27-28

No School: Thanksgiving

Mon

12/2


Due: 10-word vocab log and vocabulary writing assignment #4tii upload required

12/3

Due: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II

12/4

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II

Block 12/5

Due: Synthesis Research Project, Steps #7—drafts only for workshops

ECAP: Class will be held…

  • Zero hour: lift lab, E-105A, 6:30-7:20

  • Period 1: Library, 7:30-8:30

  • Period 5: Library, 1:20-2:15

12/6

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

12/9


Due: Synthesis Research Project, Steps #7—final revisions

Due: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part III

12/10

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part III

12/11

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part III

Block 12/12

Formative Assessment: Timed Writing: Satire

12/13

Zero hour continues from yesterday’s plan

Mon

12/16


Portfolios Updated

12/17

Final Test Review: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

12/18

Final Test: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

12/19

Final Test: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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