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Monday,
June 9th
1. Study for our Greek Vocab. exam, this Friday, June 13th from 8:00-9:30. We'll do our exam and then gloss Holocaust Research Papers. We'll also finish creating your Sites pages for your portfolios.

2. Study each of our vocabulary units, including the words on Greek Vocab. #1 (antithesis, pseudonym, etc.).











Friday,
June 6th
1. Final Draft of papers are due at the start of class on Monday, June 6th. Remember that Mrs. Barr will be there to help us create our electronic portfolio pages, so there will be a few minutes to do final revisions before printing, but be sure to come to class with your paper polished and ready to print. Good luck to everyone!

2. Final Greek Vocabulary Exam is Friday 6:13. We will do the vocabulary exam and Gloss your research papers for loading.


Monday,
June 2nd
1. Please be sure to finish your introductions and first body paragraphs for tomorrow.

2. 2nd and 3rd body paragraphs due Thursday, June 5th. Conclusion due Friday, June 6th.

3. Final Draft: due Tuesday 6/9 (end of class). Extra credit for anyone whose paper is ready to turn in on Friday!

4. Final Exam on Friday 6/13 (8:00-9:30): Gloss Holocaust Papers & Vocabulary Final.
Thursday,
May 29th
  1. Completed Outline Due Today, Thursday 5/29 or at the latest by the end of class tomorrow, Friday, 5/30.

Other Deadlines: Mark Your Calendar!

1. Introduction and 1st body paragraph: due Monday 6/2 (end of class)

2. 2nd & 3rd body paragraph: due Thursday 6/5 (end of class)

3.Conclusion: due Friday 6/6 (end of class).

4. Final Draft: due Tuesday 6/9 (end of class)

5. Final Exam on Friday 6/13 (8:00-9:30): Gloss Holocaust Papers & Vocabulary Final.
Friday,
May 23rd
1. Be sure that you have finished your SN #2 and posted it in your Holocaust Folder. Remember that you can do a SN #3 for extra credit. Just be sure to tell me so I know to look for it in your folder.

2. For class on Tuesday, please come with a thesis statement and three topic sentence arguments. Fill out this form here.

3. After you choose your three topics, color code your topics (Topic 1 = blue, Topic 2 = red, Topic 3 = green, etc.). Then, go back to your source notes and color code your quotes according to which Topic you might want to use those particular quotes. Some quotes may work well for two topics but decide which topic it would work better with.

4. As you finish your Thesis and Topic Sentence Arguments, and after you've organized your notes, you can begin working on your Visual Outline. You can use this link to connect to your visual outline.
Thursday,
May 22nd
1. Be sure to finish your SN #2 and post them in your Holocaust Unit Folder.

2. Keep reading your Free Choice Books!
Monday, May 19th and Tuesday,
May 20th
1. Finish your poem or reflection based on our film "Memory of the Camps" if you didn't finish in class today--due tomorrow 5/20.

2. Source Notes #2 due Thursday, May 16th.

3. Thesis and topic sentence topics due Tuesday, May 30th.
Thursday,
May 10th
1. Remember that you must post your Source Notes #1 this evening if you did not finish in class. Don't forget to post the grading rubric below your notes. Source Notes #2 due next Thursday, May 16th.

2. Keep reading your free choice books! They will be due the week of May 29th.

3. We will watch the memory of the Camps film tomorrow. We will be interrupted briefly by Student Senate elections.
Friday,
May 9th
1. Keep reading your free choice books. They will be due the week of May 23rd--I've moved the due date so we can work on Source Notes.

2. Be sure that you have posted your Works Cited pages in your Holocaust Research folder and share it with me.

3. Remember that Source Notes #1 will be Thursday, May 16th.

4. Please go right to the library on Monday, May 12th to work on our source notes.
Monday, May
5th
1. Keep reading your Free Choice Books. Remember that our Book Talks are next Monday, May 12th!

2. If you did not turn in your Schindler's List Parent Permission form, please bring it no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th.

3. Choose your top 5 SUMMERread choices. Place them on a sticky note with some quick notes so you remember!
Friday,
May 2nd
1. Study vocab. 7/8 for quiz on Monday, May 5th.

2. Please also return your Schindler's List Parent Permission forms no later than Monday, May 5th. There's an electronic copy below in Thursday's homework box if you need it.

3. Keep reading your free choice novels and books--20 pages each evening. Due next Tuesday, May 6th. Book Talks on Monday, May 12th.
Thursday,
April 29th
1. Study vocab. 7/8 for quiz on Monday, May 5th. Please also return your Schindler's List Parent Permission forms no later than Monday.


2. Choose three topics that you'd possibly like to consider for your research paper using our Google Docs: Holocaust Research Paper Topics. When you have chosen your three topics, please list them here: Holocaust Research Paper topics form. Fill out the Holocaust Topics Exploration form for homework.

3. Keep reading your free choice novels and books--20 pages each evening. Due next Tuesday, May 6th. Book Talks on Monday, May 12th.
Tuesday,
April 29th
1. Study your 7/8 vocabulary for quiz next Monday, May 5th.

2. Keep reading your free choice novels and books--20 pages each evening. Due next Tuesday, May 6th. Book Talks on Monday, May 12th.
Monday,
April 28th
1. Place Vocab. 7/8 on Quizlet. Quiz will be next Monday, May 5th.

2. Free Choice Readings due next Tuesday, May 6th. Book talks on Monday, May 12th. Read at least 20 pages each evening!
Tuesday,
April 15th
1. Be sure to read at least 1/2 of your Holocaust Free Choice Book over vacation. Free Choice Books will be due Tuesday, April 29th (the week we get back from vacation!).

Enjoy your vacation!

Monday,
April 14th
1. Writer's Choice Essays Due Tomorrow, April 15th. We will have about 30 minutes of class time to finish final polishing of essays.

2. Holocaust Free Choice Books will be due on Tuesday, April 29th, so be sure to read more than half of your novel or memoir or history text over the vacation.
Friday,
April 11th
1. Come to class on Monday with a completed rough draft of your Free Choice Essays!
Good luck!
Monday, April 7th
1. Begin reading your new Holocaust Free Choice Novels & Books. Please bring them to class with you on Thursday. We'll start our Holocaust unit then.
Friday,
April 4th
1. Study for your Hamlet Test this Monday, April 7th. Use our Googledocs Hamlet Test Study Guide to help you prepare and study. Remember that I will be choosing about 6 of the quotes to use for our test; I will choose short answers that are not identical to but related to the short answers we worked on in class to discuss on the exam. There will be four short answers total on the exam.

2. Hamlet Writer's Choice Essay due the following Monday, April 11th.

Pizza Party REMINDER: Don't forget to bring some items in for our Preble Street boxes--win a pizza party for your advisor group! Monday's the last day! Preble Street needs our help!
Tuesday,
April 1st
No homework tonight! (This is not an April Fool's joke!)
Great job on your book talks today!
Friday,
March 28th
1. Free Choice Books--Book Talks on Tuesday, April 2nd. Be sure to read and prepare for book talks this weekend. Good luck!
Tuesday,
March 25th
1. Finish reading your free choice books and novels by this Friday, March 28th.
2. Prepare for you book talks--this Monday 3/31.

Remember that you'll need the following items for your book talks:

a. four quotes typed up (need three copies total for book talk--one for you and two for your partners).

b. type up your own notes for the presentation: information about your author (brief!), notes--bullets--for your quotes--why are they important? what do they reveal about the main character, the theme, the plot, the setting?
Tuesday, March
18th
1. Good luck with your CEP this week!

2. Remember that your free choice books are due the Tuesday after CEP, April 1st. To prepare for our book talks, do the following:

a. Mark with stickies a passage at the beginning, middle, and end of the book that you thought was significant in some way (characterization, theme, setting, mood & tone, plot).
b. Then find one last passage that you believe connects to the book's biggest theme.
Tuesday,
March 11th
1. Study for Vocab quiz 5/6 Thursday--study well!
Monday,
March 10th
1. Take the two Hamlet paragraphs that you worked on in class on Friday and add the following sentence types to your paragraphs (DUE Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th):
a. adverbial clause
b. compound sentence with comma and coordinating conjunction:
sentence, fanboys sentence.
c. compound sentence with comma and semi-colon: sentence; sentence
d. compound sentence with semi-colon followed by a transition phrase/clause followed by a comma: sentence; __, sentence.

2. Greek Vocab. Quiz #5 & 6: Thursday, March 13th.

3. Free Choice book due the Tuesday after CEP, April 1st.
Tuesday, March 4th
1. Use this week to work on reading your Free Choice books. Remember that they will be due the week after CEP: Tuesday, April 1st.

2. Study your Greek vocabulary 5/6. Quiz next Tuesday, March 11th. Be sure to create flashcards if you haven't already!
Monday, March 3rd
1. Begin studying your Greek Vocab. Lessons 5/6 words. Quiz next Tuesday, March 11th.

2. Practice compound sentences. Tonight, create two sentences (about any topic) that uses our three compound sentence types: semi-colon, semi-colon w/transition sentence, comma with coordinating conjunction.




2. Write a two paragraph response to the following question (Due at the end of class on Friday, March 7th):

Choose one of the thematic subjects from Hamlet that we've been discussing this week--revenge, betrayal, appearance vs. reality, suicide, and family disfunction, spying--and write about how you feel Shakespeare reveals this theme throughout the play so far using examples from the story.


Use our paragraph sandwich model. Be sure to include the following types of sentences:

a. participial phrase as introductory phrase
b. adverbial clause
c. compound sentence using semi-colon
d. compound sentence using comma with a conjunction
e. compound sentence with a semi-colon and transition phrase at beginning of second sentence
Tuesday,
Feb. 25th
1. Study for Hamlet Act I quiz on Thursday! Review your class Google docs as well as our "Class Google doc" to prepare. Study and know the following characters and scenes as well:

Characters
Hamlet
King Hamlet
King Fortinbras
Young Fortinbras
Claudius
Gertrude
Polonius
Laertes
Ophelia

Scenes
  1. The guards introduce Horatio to Hamlet’s ghost
  2. Hamlet first sees Gertrude and Claudius after the marriage
  3. Hamlet’s first soliloquy: “O that this too too sullied flesh would melt” (review class notes)
  4. Hamlet meets his father’s ghost

Thematic Questions: On Googledocs!
Monday,
Feb. 24th
1. Be sure to finish your Hamlet Act I questions and quotes from class today. Please share them with me on Googledocs.


Vacation
Homework

Enjoy your vacation!

Tuesday, February
11th
1. Study for Vocab. Quiz #4--Friday: February 14th.

2. Read your free choice books! Please remember to bring your books to class for Thursday.
Monday,
Feb. 10th
1. Study your Vocab 4 words: quiz this Friday: February 14th.

2. Please bring your free choice books to class tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10th. I will give you time to begin reading those books.
Thursday,
Feb. 6th
1. Place Vocab. 4 Words on index cards. Use of Vocab. 4 Sheet below for your words.


2. Come to class with your new free choice Award-winning books.
Monday, Feb. 3rd
1. Be sure to come to class on Thursday with your new Free Choice Award-Winning book. Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Young have those books on a cart for you to look at. If you have a book in mind, please come speak to me if you think it doesn't fit the requirements.

2. Begin reading the first 20 pages of your new book!
Friday,
Jan. 31st
1. Choose and begin reading our next "Free Choice" books: Award-winning books!
Read at least 20 pages this weekend--ENJOY!
Thursday,
Jan. 30th
1. Study for Greek Vocab. Quiz #3 tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1st.
Monday,
Jan. 27th
1. Remember that we will not have class tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 28th: go directly to your advisor group.

2. Vocab. #3 Quiz this Friday, Jan. 31st.
Tuesday,
Jan. 21st
1. Be sure that you have placed your Vocab. #3 words onto flashcards and a Quizlet. Due Thursday.

2. Resume: Please be sure that your resume is done by class on Thursday. I'll look them over and then you will share them will your advisors--we won't do this until I have graded them.
Thursday,
Jan. 16th
1. Vocab. Quiz #2 on Phobias Friday, Jan. 17th.
Monday, Jan. 13th
1. Final papers due Tuesday, Jan. 14th.
2. Vocab. #2 Quiz on Phobias on Thursday, Jan. 16th.
Friday, Jan. 10th
1. Final papers due Tuesday, Jan. 14th.
2. Vocab. #2 Quiz on Phobias on Monday, Jan. 13th.
Monday, Jan. 6th-
Friday, Jan. 10th
1. Monday, Jan. 6th: Complete Introduction and First Body Paragraph of Essays--due end
of class on Tuesday. (Tuesday 1/7: CEP presentation 10-10:40)

2. Tuesday, Jan. 7th: Complete body paragraph #2 and 3 for Thursday, 1/9.

3. Thursday, Jan. 9th: Report to class for attendance POL competition in YPAC.
Final Papers Due 1/10.

4. Friday, Jan. 10th: Study for Vocab. Quiz #2 Phobias on Monday, Jan. 13th.
Tuesday, Dec. 17th
Thursday, Greek Vocab. #1 Quiz! Remember to study vocab. words as well as prefixes.
Friday, Dec. 13th
Here is our schedule for the week:

1. Visual Outlines due Monday at the end of class.
2. Thursday, Greek Vocab. #1 Quiz! Remember to study vocab. words as well as prefixes.
Tuesday,
December 3rd
1. Come to class with you POL poem ready to go--as if it were a polished piece! We'll split up into two groups to practice on Thursday, Dec. 5th.

2. POL classroom competition will be Friday, Dec. 6th. Bring your snack and print off two copies of your poem to class (do this ahead of time so we don't loose class time).

GOOD LUCK!
Remember to work on the following areas:
a. articulation
b. slow pace
c. passion!
d. gestures (only a few to enhance the work)
e. inflection and tone!
f. have someone check you for accuracy
Tuesday,
Nov. 24th
1. Come to class on Monday, Dec. 3rd with your whole poem memorized, practiced, and crafted for our POL recitation.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy the time off, the rest, and the time with family and friends. Remember to be grateful for all we have and for those around us whom we love!
Friday, Nov.
23rd
1. Finish reading your free choice novel by Monday, Nov. 26th.

2. Try to have your POL poem memorized in full by Tuesday of this week!
Thursday,
Nov. 22nd
1. I will check your vocab. #1 flashcards tomorrow: Friday.

2. We will work in class tomorrow on your POL reflections.
Tuesday,
Nov. 19th
1. Be sure you have placed your new vocabulary prefixes and words on flashcards with definitions. You may make a Quizlet but that can not take the place of physical flashcards.


2. Finish writing your Poetry Out Loud poem reflection for this Thursday 11/21.



3. Keep reading your novels! Remember that novels should be completed by Mon. 11/ 25.
Friday,
Nov. 16th
1. Read your free choice novel--novels due Monday, Nov. 25th.

2. Begin memorizing your POL poem! Please come to class on Monday with the first four lines of your poem memorized!
Tuesday,
Nov. 14th
1. Finish glossing your Free Choice Fiction Essays--Due Thursday, Nov. 16th:

a. Remember to gloss 8 of the SEC errors you have on your glossing sheet.
b. Make ALL corrections I've marked on the electronic version of your paper and be ready to print it off for class on Thursday.
Thursday-Friday
Nov. 7th & 8th
1. Begin memorizing your POL poem!
2. Read at least 50 pages of your free choice fiction novel this weekend!

3. Close Reading Activity for Class:
a. Define any words you don't know. Circle 5-8 key words in the poem and take notes on the words' connotations. (red pen/pencil)
b. Underline five key images in the poem and jot notes in the margin about the impact of the images on poem--what do these images reveal about characterization, the speaker, the situation? (blue pen/pencil)
c. Use your tone chart to decide what the tone is of the poem--remember that it will change in different lines, sections. (See chart below: tone in green)
d. What do you notice about the similes, metaphors, personification, or irony in the poem? Use our notes to help you determine what types of figurative language the poet is using. If there's no figurative language--ask why. (highlight in yellow)
e. Lastly, look at the sentences and punctuation choices in the poem--choose three to comment on and take notes on (you could also notice line breaks, etc.).
f. Is there any repetition in the poem? Highlight this in orange and make comments in margins about purpose of the repetition.


Tuesday, Nov. 5th
1. Choose your Poetry Out Loud poem for Thursday, Nov. 5th. Bring a printed, hard copy with you to class: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/

2. Read at least 30 minutes of your Free Choice Novel Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Reading Schedule:
1. Tuesday, Nov. 12th: be halfway through your novel.
2. Tuesday, Nov. 19th: finish reading your novel. Begin writing essays!
Thursday,
October 31st
1. Write a rough draft of your childhood remembrance poem for Monday 11/4.

2. Use the sheet below for your notes in class today.


3. Use the chart below for our class activity.


Monday,
October 28th
1. If you did not finish your final draft of your paper, finish your final draft for class tomorrow.

2. No homework if you turned in your paper today--Great Job!

3. Tomorrow, I will assign choosing a new Free Choice Fiction novel, so start thinking about what you might like to read for our next novel.
Friday, October
25th
1. Final drafts of papers will be due on Monday, October 28th. You will have class time to work, but remember to work this weekend to finish signal sentences, introduction, and conclusion.
Monday,
October 21st
1. Write your introduction for your essay! Be ready to conference tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/22) about your introduction. Remember that it should be between 5-7 sentences with your thesis statement as the last sentence of your introduction.

Good luck!
Friday,
October 18th
By Monday, October 21st, please have all of you outline body paragraphs 100% completed.
We will begin working on introductions on Monday.

Great job so far on your essays!
Thursday,
October 17th
1. Be sure to complete your outline body paragraph #3 for Friday. In class, I will finish checking your body paragraphs #1 and 2, so be sure they are completed.
Tuesday, October 15th
1. Be sure to complete your outline body paragraph #2 for Thursday. In class, I will check your body paragraphs #1 and 2, so be sure they are completed.

2. I will collect your Adverbial Clauses worksheet in class on Thursday as well.
Friday, October
11th
1. Due Tuesday, October 29th: Complete the first "blue block" (first body paragraph) of your outline. Remember to include the following pieces in your outline: topic sentence, concrete details: examples/quotes, commentary/analysis for each CD.

2. If you didn't complete the Adverbial Clauses sheet in class today, be sure you complete it for Tuesday.

Enjoy the long weekend: Go, Clippers!

Tuesday,
October 8th
1. Use the organizer I showed you in class to organize your thesis and three topic sentences for your Free Choice Essay. Remember that you can print off the blank template and write it by hand, or type it electronically. Either way, please come to class on Thursday with your thesis and topic sentences printed.

Good luck!
Monday, Oct. 7th
1. Bring your Free Choice Novels and notes with you to class tomorrow. We will jump into organizing them together in class on Tuesday.

Friday,
October 4th
Free Choice Novels and notes are due this Monday, October 7th, so be sure you are reading and taking notes this week! Remember to use our note taking form to help you. Bring your notes and novels with you to class on Monday.

Good job on your vocab. quizzes! Keep up the good work.

Thursday,
October 3rd.
1. Vocab Quiz #2 Tomorrow, October 4th. Good luck studying!

Tuesday,
Oct. 1st
1. Free Choice Novels and notes are due this Monday, October 7th, so be sure you are reading and taking notes this week! Remember to use our note taking form to help you.
2. Vocab. Quiz #2 THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th. Be sure to study your vocabulary words!
Monday,
Sept. 30th
1. Create sentences for each of our vocab quiz #2 words. Due Tuesday, Oct. 1st. Study definitions for 15 minutes. Vocab. Quiz #2 due this Friday, October 4th.

2. Free Choice Novels and notes are due this Monday, October 7th, so be sure you are reading and taking notes this week! Remember to use our note taking form to help you.
Tuesday, Sept.
24th
1. Be sure that this weekend that you are more than halfway through your novel. We will finish your novels on Monday, October 7th.

2. Be sure that all posters/songs are completed for presentations on Friday of this week.
Monday, Sept. 23rd
1. Read 20 minutes of your free choice fiction novel for Thursday.

2. Be sure that tomorrow, your songs are ready to record!
Friday, Sept.
20th
1. Study for our Vocabulary #1 Quiz: This Monday 9/23! Study well (I'm expecting 100 from everyone!)

2. Read 20 minutes each weekend evening of your free choice fiction book. You should be over 1/2 way through your books this weekend. Please use the sheet below to begin organizing your notes.


Thursday, Sept. 19th
1. Be sure that you are halfway through your free choice fiction novel by this Friday, Sept. 20th. We will talk about how to take notes tomorrow in class for the weekend.

2. Keep studying your Vocab. Word List #1. Quiz will be on Monday, Sept. 23rd. If you did not complete your vocabulary sentences, please be sure to have those ready to turn in to class tomorrow.
Monday, Sept.
16th
1. Read 20 minutes of your Free Choice Fiction novel. You should be halfway through your novel by this Friday, Sept. 20th.
Thursday,
Sept. 12th
1. Prepare for your SummerREAD book discussions tomorrow at 9:30.
2. Bring your SummerREAD book with you to school tomorrow.
3. Be sure you have created Flashcards for our new vocabulary words.
4. Read 20 minutes of your Free Choice Fiction novel for two nights this weekend.

Have a greate weekend!
Tuesday, Sept. 10th
1. Make Quizlet or Flashcards for our new vocabulary words. Make one sentence for each vocabulary word--be sure it is used correctly in the sentence.

2. Read 20 minutes of your Free Choice Fiction novel.

3. Bring your SummerREAD book with you to class on Thursday! Very important!
Monday, Sept. 9th
1. Read 20 minutes of your Free Choice Fiction novel.
Tuesday, Sept. 3rd
1. Complete Letter to Mrs. O'Neill assignment, due Thurs. 9/5

2. Choose a free choice fiction novel from library for next class and bring it to class on Thursday 9/5.