9 Honors Assignments
Attachments: 9H Overview 2014 w Matrix.doc 55K
The Odyssey can be downloaded as a PDF by following this link: http://swcta.net/moore/files/2014/08/The-Odyssey-Greek-Translation.pdf

The 9th grade textboook is online at this link:  http://my.hrw.com/


Please note that homework is posted daily in class. Due to the necessity of adapting instruction to student needs and/or schedule changes, sometimes last minute changes to assignments occur that get posted here later. The chalkboard is always the most accurate source.
March-April-May
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Reading notes for "I Have a Dream" due. p 662-667.

First read: track claims and reasons.

Second read: track rhetorical devices.
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Continued work with "I Have a Dream" speech
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Reading notes for "Testimony Before the Senate" due.

Note examples of emotional appeals from the testimony. Find as many as you can.

Summarize each paragraph as in the model presented to you on page 671.
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NO SCHOOL
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Unit 6 Test. Reading Comp MC & 1 Extended Response.

Be able to identify: main claim, bia, fact, opinion, loaded language & counterargument

Be able to: summarize, create and interpret analogies, evaluate the impact of rhetorical devices like analogy and repetition.

The extended response focuses on persuasive techniques used in one selection. Be able to identify and evaluate persuasive techniques.
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Unit 6 Test Part 2



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NO SCHOOL
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Letters being sent for extra credit are due to me by 7:30 this morning

Completed first three pages of The Odyssey Introduction packet due. Based on reading p1188-1191 & 1194
in textbook.

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1 annotated bibliography entry due today
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Annotated Bibliography due

Will meet with your shared subject groups
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Written plan of teaching tool due. (You should be well underway in creating it)
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Final teaching tool due Monday 5/4. Upload to your class's google shared folder.




November

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Unit 3 reading comp test. Multiple Choice section only.
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In-class work on character/setting sketch
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In-class work on character/setting sketch

Quiz on FCW
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In-class work with C 1 of OMM

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Character/Setting sketch due to turnitin.com

In-class work on self-reflection portion of this assignment
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C 1 presentations
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.Vocab check on OMM list due

C 1 presentations
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.C 2 due with character notes (see handout)
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Periods B & E should have already watched the Apostrophe Song video via the link on Schoology.

C 3 due with character notes
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vocab quiz OMM list

C 4 due with character notes
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C 4 revised notes due

Apostrophes handout due.


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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

E Period does not meet.
A&B extended period.

C 5 due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

Character Analysis Support Paragraph due to turnitin

A&B do not meet.
E has extended period.

C 5 due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

All classes meet on regular half-day schedule.

C 6 due
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Vocab Quiz OMM list

Completed Apostrophe Rule DStudy Guide handout due.
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Apostrophe quiz?

Noteso n C 4 Intro materials die
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Apostrophe quiz?

Reading notes for "The Scarlet Ibis" due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
THANKSGIVING BREAK

Apostrophe quiz?

Element Analysis due to turnitin and Schoology. EVEN IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, UPLOAD BEFORE YOUR CLASS WOULD HAVE STARTED.

A Period  8:53 AM
B Period  9:31 AM
E Period  10:09 AM
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK

September-October

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Reading notes for intro section for Unit 2 due. Remember two-column format and to include the examples.
Reading notes for "The Necklace" due.
For inference questions, include notes on your personal experience to show how you make the connection to infer.

Vocab Check on Unit 2 words.
Due: Read the Spending Spree materials on pages 237-238. Use notes to answer the three questions on 238.
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Reading notes for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
due
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Reading notes for Rosa Parks selections due

Vocab Quiz on Unit 2 words

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Independent reading notes for "Pancakes" and "Hamadi" due. Free format.

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Unit 3 Vocab check. Be sure that you have been quizzed on each of the words this week.

Completed character chart (essay pre-write) due
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Thesis statements for Unit 2 Literary Criticism essay due on Schoology (Unit 2 folder)

MC section of Unit 2 test in class today.TECH ISSUES. MOVED TO THURS

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Part 2 of Unit 2 test in class today (structured responses)

Introductions for Lit. Crit. essay due on Schoology today.TECH ISSUES. MOVED TO FRIDAY
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NO VOCAB QUIZ DUE TO EARLIER TECH ISSUES
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NO SCHOOL
COLUMBUS DAY
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NO SCHOOL
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PSAT SCHEDULE
Unit 3 vocab check
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Vocab Quiz on Unit 3 words
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Final essay due to turnitin.com before the beginning of class.
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Unit 3 vocab check due. Must reach a full check mark and at least 4 practice sessions per week for full credit starting next week. You cannot earn higher than 80% for a week of practice without completing the list.

Reading notes for introductory material in Unit 3 due.  "Christmas Memory" will be due Weds.


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"Christmas Memory" reading notes due. Use the blue and red points. Must be read on handout as not available on-line.
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vocab quiz unit 3

Reading notes for "Through the Tunnel" due

Complete sentences for 9-12 on the Frequently COnfused Words list due.
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Creative response to "Through the Tunnel" due. Upload to Schoology (in Unit 3 folder) and turnitin.com.

You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.

Complete sentences for 13-16 on the Frequently COnfused Words list due.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.

August-September

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
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Parent slip from course overview due.

Possible quiz on the course overview.

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One-pager on summer reading due. Assignment and reading list attached above.

Reading notes for pages 4-6 of the Intro Unit of your textbook are due today. Take notes in the 2-column format. Headings and other topics belong in the left column, and details about those headings and topics belong on the right. Consider bolded key terms as "headings" and their definitions as "details".

A PDF of the Intro section is included in the attachments above for those having difficulty accessing the textbook from home. Not all materials will be made available in this way--we are just working out some technical kinks.
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NO SCHOOL
LABOR DAY
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First vocab check for Unit 1 vocabulary.com.

E Period should bring in the completed notes in the two-column format for "Los ancianos" on page 6 of the textbook.
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Completed binders due.

Writing Process Reflection is due. Assignment is attached above. Complete as a google doc. We will work with this on your chromebooks in class.

Notes from pages 7-9 in the textbook should also be complete.
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Vocab quiz on Unit 1.

"Checkout" reading notes due. Two-column format.
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Unit 1 vocab check

Capitalization quiz #2


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OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT

"The Most Dangerous Game" reading notes due. You will have had some class time on Mon and Tues to work on this assignment. Some will be completed at home.
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Draft of Personal Narrative due in google docs

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vocab quiz on unit 1.  Will include extra credit option for memorization of prepositions.

"Gift of the Magi" reading notes due. Two column format following procedure we used for "TMDG" notes.
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Final Personal Narrative uploaded to turnitin.com before class begins.
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"Seabisquit" &  reading notes due.

vocab check on unit 2 due

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Synthesis chart based on "Seabiscuit" and "Horse of a Century" readings.
Use the Synthesis reading on p 138 to guide you in making a synthesis chart for "Seabiscuit" and the three short readings that follow. Recap "Seabiscuit" first.

This work is the basis of the work to help you with the Drawing Conclusions Paragraph due Friday
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vocab quiz on unit 2

Drawing Conclusions Paragraph due in Schoology before class today.

"Incident in a Rose Garden" covered in class today.
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Unit One Test.
Will be taken on-line. Chromebooks are essential.
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vocab check on unit 2 due

Unit One Test.
Will be taken on-line. Chromebooks are essential.
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Handout on "The Raven" and "Incident in a Rose Garden" due.

You may find it helpful to have watched the video of the reading of "The Raven" on Schoology.
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NO SCHOOL
ROSH HASHANAH
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vocab quiz on unit 2
December

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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2
thesis and topic sentences due to shared folder in google


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draft for Of Mice and Men thematic analysis due for peer editing.


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EARLY DISMISSAL
SHORTENED CLASSES
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Revised OMM essay due
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Unit 7 vocab check due

Notes on "Fire & Ice" and "miss rosie" due. Use all the elements of poetry, not just those mentioned in the guiding questions, to shape your notes.
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Notes on "Not in a Silver Casket" due
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Unit 7 vocab quiz

Notes on "I Am Offering This Poem" due.
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Notes on your assigned poem due.

in-class work day
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in-class work day
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Presentation slides due to shared folder on google

Apostrophe Quiz. Closed note.

Presentations begin.
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A Period: "Grape Sherbet" (if not already covered in class on Weds).
"My Papa's Waltz" & "I Ask My Mother to Sing"

B Period: "egg horror poem" (if not already covered in class on Weds)
"I Ask My Mother to Sing" & "Grape Sherbet"

E Period: "egg horror poem"(if not already covered in class on Weds). "My Pap's Waltz" & "O, What Is That Sound"
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A Period: "O, What Is That Sound" & "The Seven Ages of Man"

B Period: "O, What Is That Sound" & "The Seven Ages of Man"

E Period: "The Seven Ages of Man" & "I Ask My Mother to Sing"

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EARLY DISMISSAL
SHORTENED CLASSES
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WINTER BREAK

NO HOMEWORK FOR WINTER BREAK. PREPARATION FOR THE MIDTERM WILL BEGIN UPON OUR RETURN.

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WINTER BREAK
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WINTER BREAK
January
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Quiz on Shakespeare's background, time period, and theater.

Based on these readings:
in your copy of Romeo & Juliet, pages xxvii-xxxvi ("Shakespeare's Life") and xxxvii-xlvii ("Shakespeare's Therater")

Also reviewing pages 1022-1025 in your textbook can be helpful.

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Prologue work due. All work to be written on the handout.

Identify each of the five clauses.

Identify the subject and verb within each of the five clauses.

Paraphrase each of the five clauses.
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Names research handout due. Do not spend more than 30 min on this assignment.

For those who are absent:

We will work on Act 1 scene 1 in class today. You should read through lines 105, to the end of Prince Escalus' speech.

In your notes record the main actions and the gist of the dialogue.

Plan on collecting notes from a friend.

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Vocab quiz Act 1 words

We read lines 106-158 in class. You should have a good idea of the kinds of people Benvolio and Montague are from that dialogue.
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SNOWDAY
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B & E Periods should have finished through lines 158. Be able to explain what kind of father Montague is and how you know.

In-class we finished scene 1. Be able to characterize Romeo and his relationship with Benvolio. Know how each boy thinks about love.

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Guidance visiting classes to discuss scheduling
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We worked through Act 1, scene 2 today in class.R&J Iii groupwork.doc
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EARLY DISMISSAL
1.3 groupwork today. See attached document below

1.3 groupwork.docx
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NO SCHOOL MLK.
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course selection forms due
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A & E Period Midterm Exam Today

B Period: We covered most of 1.4 in class today. Questions to have notes on:

1. How does this scene further the plot?
2. How does it further our understanding of Romeo? Consider how his friends (Benvolio & Mercutio) approach the party and response to Romeo.
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B Period Midterm Exam Today

Periods A & E do not meet
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Act 2 vocab quiz for B Period only.

A & E Periods: We covered most of 1.4 in class today. Questions to have notes on:

1. How does this scene further the plot?
2. How does it further our understanding of Romeo? Consider how his friends (Benvolio & Mercutio) approach the party and response to Romeo.

Like B Period, You will be completing the mask assignment posted below. Yours will be due Weds and should include information from 1.5, which we will be reading on Monday.

B Period: We got through most of the party scene (1.5)
You are to finish reading this scene--note main actions and any questions you have.

Masks due Tuesday. Assignment is posted below and on Schoology.

MASK PROJECT.doc
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END Q2

Act 2 vocab quiz for A & E Periods today.

We got through most of the party scene (1.5)
You are to finish reading this scene--note main actions and any questions you have.

Masks due Wednesday. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com

B Period: No class today
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B Period: Your Masks are due today. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com
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A & E Periods: Your Masks are due today. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com

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A & E Periods take the Act 2 vocab quiz

All classes read Act 2 Prologue-2. If you were absent, see the attached sheet to help guide your reading.  Also attached is a hard copy of 2.2 so that you can annotate it as you consider the imagery in that scBalcony scene text.docR&J II Prologue-ii.docene.
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In-class work with the imagery in 2.2.


Students are to focus today's discussion on the imagery in scene 2. Each group is to create a shared document through Google Drive that organizes their findings for the following categories:  light, celestial (things in the sky), religious, birds, and any other categories they found. They should list the line numbers and key words for those passages under each category. Make sure that the document is shared with me at amoberly@cantonstudent.org--not the cantonschools address.

Homework is to explain how one type of image helps in the development of a character or the relationship as a whole. Paragraph should use quotations as support and be uploaded to turnitin.com. Will be graded wholistically.
February
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
2
SNOWDAY
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imagery paragraph due to turnitin.com

Worked with 2.3 in class--Friar Lawrence soliloquy through line 22

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Finish 2.3  in class
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2.4 in class
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FInished Act 2. See attached questions.Romeo and Juliet 2.5 and 2.6.docx

Handed out Semester 2 Reflection. See attached handout. Midterm Exemplars also attached.
MIDTERM 2014-15 Exemplars.docxSemester 2 Reflection.docx
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SNOWDAY
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Semester 2 Self-reflection due.

We watched Act 1 through the Queen Mab speech of the Zeffirelli version of Romeo and Juliet in class.
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Response to Act 1 viewing due on Schoology. Be sure to comment on a classmate's response as well.

Act 3.1 read in class. Look for turning points.

3.1.docx
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Read 3.2-3 in class. Finish notes for homework3.2-3.3.docx
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Act 3 vocab quiz

Read 3.4-5 in class.

Recitations.doc
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NO SCHOOL
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NO SCHOOL
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Recitation declaration due (handout posted on 2/13)

Watched Act 2 in class
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Response to Act 2 viewing plus comment on peer response due by 7:35 AM all classes

Finished watching Act 3 in class
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Response to Act 3 viewing plus comment on peer response due by 7:35 AM for all classes

Reading of 4.1-2 due today. Quiz?

Read 4.3-4 in class today. See attached for guiding questions and support paragraph assignment.
4.3-4 Group and Individual work.docx
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Act 4 Support Paragraph due to turnitin by 7:35 AM for all classes.

The following students benefit from the delay caused by my ice dams and Saturday's snowstorm:

A Period: No one (Sorry, folks!)
B Period: Kelsey, Collin, Bailey, Erin, Linnea, Katrina, Holli, Belle, Sara, Grace, Katie, Rachel, Lucas, Alex, Connor, & Katahdin
E Period: Everyone

Your support paragraph is due by Tuesday at 7:35 AM
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Finished Act 5 in class today

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Recitations begin!

Vocab Quiz for Acts 4-5

March
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Watching final scenes of Zeffirelli movie in class.
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Complete notes on mise en scene video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH6UG7HkcCY
Link is also on Schoology. You may find it more helpful to paste the film code from the YouTube homepage: RH6UG7HkcCY

Read an annotate the mise en scene handouts you received on Friday

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Final viewing response due on Schoology by 7:35 AM. (Responding to the last two Acts of the film you saw on Monday). EVEN IF THERE IS A DELAY, YOUR RESPONSE IS DUE BY 7:35 AM
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Re-read 2.2 in Romeo & Juliet

Read p 1149-1151 in textbook to prepare for classwork. No notes necessary as we will work in class on this.

2.2 was viewed in class today for supported practice of mise en scene analysis. You can watch that scene here: https://vimeo.com/59584399
Start one minute in. We watched it twice and took notes on the google doc shared yesterday. (Save a copy as your own docuement. Add a row for observations on sound)
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Individual response to the mise en scene question in Schoology due by 7:35 AM for all classes.

In class we will be working with mise en scene for the tomb scene in the Baz Lurhmann version of Romeo & Juliet. C 27 on the DVD (1:40:45 - 1:51:27).

The Baz Luhrmann Romeo & Juliet is currently available on Netflix for those families who have a subscription. It is not necessary to see the whole film to complete the assignment, but some students prefer to have the whole film in mind.  I will be showing the whole film after school next Mon and Weds for those who are interested.
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Convince Me! lesson.pptx
You might find it helpful to review how to write an argument. See the Convince Me PPT above.

Plan for scene critique due today. Your claim should be very clear.

The Baz Luhrmann Romeo & Juliet is currently available on Netflix for those families who have a subscription.

I will show the full version after school today for any who are interested.
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In-class writing day
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Complete draft due today.

I will show the full version of the Baz Luhrmann Romeo & Juliet after school today for any who are interested.
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Reading notes on pages 552-555 in your on-line textbook due today. Include the questions on the models in your notes. Use the 2-column format
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Demonstrate that you can write the 4 sentence types. Write one of each type. All four sentences should be on the same topic.

If you did not finish the chart work for "Aircraftr Built to Shrug off Lightning Strikes" on p 557 of your textbook, make sure it is done before class today.
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Final due to turnitin today before class starts.
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Shortened Classes
Parent Conference
Early Release
Completed notes for "Who Killed the Iceman/Skeletal Structure" as described on p 579 due.

Completed notes for the selection from The Lost Boys as described on p 591 due
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Shortened Classes
Parent Conference
Early Release

Personal goals due today.
Write three goals for each of the following categories (total of 9 goals)
  • education
  • career
  • recreation
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Shortened Classes
Parent Conference
Early Release

Read the pages pertaining to the business letter writing assignment on pages 632-640 of your textbook. Come to class clearer about what you want to

Today you will be researching a real contact related to your real goal.
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Draft of business letter due to share folder in Google Drive.

Completed daily edit for run-ons sheet due


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Unit 5 test
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Unit 5 test.


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Revised business letter due to turnitin.com

Reading notes for the intro material to C 6 due. Pages 654-658. Include the models in your notes.
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Run-on quiz

Bring in a one-page ad
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Reading notes for "I Have a Dream" due. p 662-667.

First read: track claims and reasons.

Second read: track rhetorical devices.
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