Week of November 6

Hope everyone enjoyed the day off from school! Your teachers were hard at work developing professionally, ha ha. Read on to find out how you’ll be developing this week in English class:

In Pre-AP this week:

  • Tuesday – review of TP-CASTT using “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
  • Wednesday – Visual Text Analysis – “Playground in Tenement Alley”
  • Thursday – TP-CASTT in groups using “Let America Be America Again”
  • Friday – Vocabulary quiz – Independent TP-CASTT assignment *potentially homework if you do not finish

This week’s vocabulary quizlet is here: https://goo.gl/5iKPpi

In regular English this week:

  • Tuesday – On-Demand writing
  • Wednesday – introduction to literary analysis essay
  • Thursday – guided instruction: writing an introduction to an essay
  • Friday – vocabulary quiz, guided instruction – writing a body paragraph

Finals Week First Trimester

Before discussing our class agenda for the week, I do want to take a moment and ask you to remember two former students in your thoughts and prayers. Liam Coursey and Brooke Phillips were in a terrible car accident a few days ago; Liam was severely injured and Brooke, unfortunately, is no longer with us.  Continue reading “Finals Week First Trimester”

Week of October 23

This is our last full week of instruction before final exams. As a result, it’s very important that everyone stay on top of all assignments and complete work in a timely manner. Also, if you need to retake a grammar assessment, you will need to do so before the end of the trimester, as I will not be able to put in retake grades after the trimester ends.

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Week of October 2 – 6

Happy Fall Break!

Happy Pre-Fall Break! I know you are looking forward to a week off. Here’s what’s happening this week.

General School Announcements

  • Signups for the PSAT will be opened up to SOPHOMORES on the Monday after Fall Break. Please be listening to morning announcements for more information, or see Ms. Lori Vanover in the guidance office. PSAT signups are first come, first served.
  • There will be English ESS this week on Wednesday morning before school.

Pre-AP English

  • Monday – We will be beginning a collection of readings themed “War and Peace”. First, we will be reading Sophocles’ Antigone. In class on Monday, we will be introducing the backstory (including Oedipus Rex) and associated literary vocabulary.
  • Tuesday – Second period only – Second period was awarded the opportunity to have a Gothic-themed potluck as a reward for having a 100% class average on their weekly assessment. In all classes, we will be taking our second plot test and doing sign-ups for reading roles for Antigone. In the remaining time, I will meet one-on-one with students regarding essays.
  • Wednesday – Read and discuss Antigone
  • Thursday – Read and discuss Antigone
  • Friday – Weekly quiz; if necessary, we will finish Antigone. Dialectical journals are due on Friday.

This week’s vocabulary: https://quizlet.com/229092018/2017-pre-ap-vocabulary-8-flash-cards/

English 2

  •  Monday – Bell ringer, Grammar lesson #3, finish “The Seventh Man” in CR
  • Tuesday – Bell ringer, Grammar lesson #4
  • Wednesday – Bell ringer, Grammar lesson – diagramming practice
  • Thursday – Bell ringer, Grammar EXAM
  • Friday – Weekly vocabulary quiz; Discussion of Thursday’s test