• Week One: August 21-25

    Monday 21:

    • Review Syllabus and Classroom Contract
    • Begin "This Summer My Feet and I Have Been" assignment (Minor grade Due 8/23)
    • Homework: Sign Contract (Major grade Due 9/8), Bring supplies for tomorrow

    Tuesday 22:

    • Work on "This Summer My Feet and I Have Been" assignment
    • Discuss Grading Policies and Class Expectations
    • Homework: Finish if assignment is incomplete

    Wednesday 23:

    • Share "This Summer My Feet and I Have Been" assignment and turn in
    • Begin "This I Believe" Essay (Major Grade due 9/11)
    • Brainstorm Ideas
    • Pre-write one paragraph
    • Homework: Pre-write another topic (one paragraph only)

    Thursday 24:

    • With partner, read both paragraphs
    • Choose best paragraph and finish draft

    Friday 25:

    • SEE TEACHER INFO FOR WEATHER PLANS
    • Complete final draft to read next Monday to class
    • Bring your own device

     

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    September 4:

    • Labor Day -- No school

    September 5:

    • Complete final draft to read next Monday to class
    • Bring your own device

    September 6:

    • Complete final draft to read next Monday to class
    • Bring your own device
    • Homework: Complete "This I Believe" if unfinished (due 9/11)

    Septemeber 7:

    • Set up Interactive Notebook
    • Recieve copy of 1984
    • Recieve handouts and place in IAN
    • Homework: complete IAN from class (see handout)

    September 8:

    • Write notes on George Orwell and 1984
    • Syllabus Due
    • Homework: Complete DIDLS Chart and read 1984

     

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    September 11:

    • "This I Believe" due
    • Read "This I Believe" aloud in class
    • Meet Your Teacher Night

    September 12:

    • Read and annotate "Slam, Dunk, & Hook"
    • Go over writing theme statements and paragraph structure
    • Homework: Finish annotations

     September 13:

    • DIDLS exercise
    • Go over embedding quotes
    • Work on paragraph formatting

    September 14:

    • Review paragraphs as a class
    • Receive Character Conflict Chart (Double Daily grade due 9/21)
    • Homework: Complete sticky notes for tomorrow's discussion

    September 15:

    • Hold a class discussion on part One of 1984
    • Homework: Study for Quiz on part one on Monday

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    September 18:

    • Take Quiz on Part One (Daily Grade)
    • Receive Mind Map Project (Major grade due 10/2) Click for the Image and the Instructions
    • Create a 1984 Glossary on 1984 in IAN

    September 19:

    • Take IAN Check One (MAJOR grade)
    • Take class time to work on Character/Conflict Chart

    September 20:

    • Take Notes on the STAAR Persuasive Essay
    • Homework: Finish chart if incomplete

    September 21:

    September 22:

    • Take 1984 Quiz on Part 2

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    September 25:

    • Write a group paragraph on "Free To Be Happy"

    September 26:

    • Review and read paragraphs in class
    • Homework: Complete Sticky Notes for discussion tomorrow

    Septeber 27:

    • Class discussion on Part Three

    September 28:

    • Quiz on Part 3

    September 29:

    • Take Writing Benchmark by writing a STAAR persuasive essay
    • Homework: Complete Mind Map

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    October 2:

    • Mind Map due at beginning of class
    • Review 1984

    October 3:

    • 1984 Exam

    October 4:

    • Go over sentence structures and take notes
    • Note: This is a very important lecture day, and students are recommended not to miss

    October 5:

    •  Ratiocination Review of Benchmark Essay

    October 6:

    • Continue Ratiocination

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    October 9:

    • No School - Columbus Day

    October 10:

    • Grammar Practice: Active and Passive Voice

    October 11:

    • PSAT:
    • Report to homeroom; release to 5th period/lunch for the rest of the day
    • Bring Student ID, Number 2 pencil, and a calculator (No novel reading will be permitted during testing).

    October 12:

    • Take notes on Sentence beginnings

    October 13:

    • Sentence Beginnings Activity

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     October 16:

    • Webquest for Anthem (Lab 2308)

    October 17:

    • Webquest for Anthem (Lab 2308)

    October 18:

    • Review Work from Term One
    • Fix any errors in IAN
    • Complete a reflection of work from Term one

    October 19:

    • Complete notes on Ayn Rand and discuss ideologies

    October 20: