English

Spring 2013

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Meet Borger, the new teacher

Syllabus

Student-name flash cards

Set up student folders

Set up student attendance cards

ALL CLASSES: Turn in signed syllabus sheet by Tuesday 01/15/2013 for homework credit

Lang Arts I: Imaginary Show & Tell for Monday - do not bring items with you to school on Monday (it's called IMAGINARY show & tell), but look around your home and think about what 2-3 things are most representative of who you are in the world.  Be ready to write & talk about those things in detail on Monday.

Lit/Lang III & IV: Letter to Borger due on Monday 01/14/13

 

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Lang Arts I:
Imaginary Show & Tell in-class writing assignment.  Follow Weekly Journal  guidelines.

Homework Due:
Lit/Lang III & IV:
Letter to Borger.  No letter = complete assignment accountability & submit letter tomorrow for 1/2 credit.

Lit/Lang III & IV: In-class writing assignment: best teacher / best class.  Follow Weekly Journal  guidelines.

Lit/Lang III & IV: Perception activity
 

Homework Credit / Participation Grades

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Lang Arts I: Aesop's fables & in-class writing: Favorite children's story


Lit/Lang III: Answers for perception questions


Lit/Lang IV:
Answers for perception questions

Homework Due - All Classes: Signed syllabus sheet.  Worth homework points.  No sheet = complete assignment accountability & submit signed sheet tomorrow for 1/2 credit.

Late Homework: Letters of Introduction will be accepted for 1/2 credit. Late letters not accepted beyond today (unless you've got an excused absence)

1st hour = Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC)

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Lang Arts I: Think-Link Testing & 2 truths & 1 lie (1st); fable image creation (7th)

Lit/Lang III: In-class writing, teach the teacher; perceptions; letters & lies


Lit/Lang IV:
In-class writing, teach the teacher; perceptions; letters & lies

Late Homework: Signed syllabus sheet will be accepted for 1/2 credit today.

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Lang Arts I: In-class writing, leadership; finish fable images


Lit/Lang III:
FINALLY meet Lennie & George in Of Mice & Men (OMAM); in-class writing, friendship.

Lit/Lang IV: In-class writing, stereotypes;

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Lang Arts I: Vocab for Animal Farm


Lit/Lang III:
In-class writing, freewrite; continue with OMAM - read through page 65 by Tuesday. Quiz Tues over 1-65.

Lit/Lang IV: In-class writing, freewrite;  prep for misperception essay (first middle grade - due next week)

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NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day

The King Center's Page about Dr. King

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Start reading Animal Farm

Lit/Lang III: Quiz over OMAM pages 1-65; homework read through page 83 (chapter 4); 2nd hour = Reading Across the Curriculum Test Prep; split-notes quotes

Lit/Lang IV: Draft misperception essay in library computer lab - final copy due Friday 01/25

 

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm; complete study guide questions

Lit/Lang III: Quiz over pages 66-83 (chapter 4); homework read through 98 (chapter 5)

Lit/Lang IV: Draft misperception essay in library computer lab; typed draft due at the end of the hour today (submit what you have complete - 50 points) final copy due Friday 01/25

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm;

Lit/Lang III: Quiz over pages 84-98 (chapter 5); homework finish the novel (chapter 6)

Lit/Lang IV: Idea-sharing rotation peer-review

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm; create character maps

Lit/Lang III: Quiz over the end of the novel; work on split quotes which will be due on Monday (50 points)

Lit/Lang IV: Revise Final draft of misperception essay; final draft due at the end of the hour (attach first draft with final - 100 points)

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Complete character maps; continue reading Animal Farm

Lit/Lang III: Split quotes due (50 points); seminar discussion (50 points)

Lit/Lang IV: In library computer lab to finish misperception essay - due at the end of the hour, 100 pts

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm; study guide

Lit/Lang III: Seminar discussion (50 points)

Lit/Lang IV:  Communication: verbal language & non-verbal language, perceptions, fallacies, propaganda, & persuasion - take notes over lectures because there will be an exam on this information

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm chapter 3

Lit/Lang III: Using quotes for support

Lit/Lang IV: Verbal language & non-verbal language; "ripping up grandma" activity

 

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Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I: Continue reading Animal Farm chapter 4

Lit/Lang III: Unit test over Of Mice & Men

Lit/Lang IV: Non-verbal language; watch your haptics and proxemics in the halls kiddos!

 

Feb 1.
Daily journal entries for all classes

Lang Arts I:
Finish study guide questions for chapters 1-4 & turn in for quiz grade

Lit/Lang III: Group work = paragraph generation.

Lit/Lang IV: Finish non-verbal language & start Listening

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