January 15

Brit Lit!!

Monday:

  • In lab 304 – Anglo-Saxon mini research assignment – due at the end of class

Tuesday:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Intro words and vocabulary journals – Choosing the Right Word
    SB 1 – Pass out SB texts – continue with perspective activities in SB
    Unpack EA1 – go over requirements
    Anglo-Saxon discussion

Wednesday:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
    Intro Beowulf PPT
    Read/analyze from Beowulf “The Wrath of Grendel” – track literary devices as we read

Thursday:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
    Intro “Perspective” narrative – Grendel’s point of view

Friday:

  • First Reading Day – novel for research
    Complete bib card for novel together
January 15

WORLD LIT!!

Monday:
Lab 208 for class Technology integration

Vocabulary Unit 1 (terms 1-10)
Magic Lens – Level 1 (fill-in notes; practice sentence)

Homework:
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due TOMORROW
Bring in your first independent reading book this FRIDAY, 1/18
Continue Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/25

Tuesday:

Set up IAN – review Prezi & add Table of Contents (handout here); paste IR schedule in IAN
Add “Every Trip is a Quest” notes to IAN
Add Archetypes handouts to IAN; Analyze character archetypes from “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” & The Bee Tree
Add Color Wheel resource – ponder and respond: if you were a “Colorful Knight,” what color would you be, based on your knowledge of the color wheel? Explain!
Add Intro to Theme Statements; Review theme Statements for “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” & evaluate/revise your original theme statements based on mini-lesson
Add textual lineage to IAN
Add Magic Lens (level 1) notes to IAN; take notes from the Magic Lens presentation (guided notes here; presentation here)
Sign out SpringBoard books

Homework:
Bring in your first independent reading book this FRIDAY, 1/18
Continue Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/25

Wednesday:

Review your scores!
Read the provided paragraphs from “Public Trust in the News.”
These paragraphs are not in order. Your task is to arrange the components into a logical order. Once you’ve arranged them, have your teacher check your work!
When you have them in the correct order, glue them down.
Then, answer the following two questions beside each paragraph on your butcher paper:
Why has your group placed this particular paragraph in this particular place? (Provide a clear justification of your choice.)
What is the author’s purpose in this paragraph? (Consider how the overall structure of the text helps the author achieve his purpose.)
Showcase websites that help improve skills for the PSAT.
Complete Magic Lens (level 1) notes in IAN; take notes from the Magic Lens presentation (guided notes here; presentation here)

Homework:
Bring in your first independent reading book this FRIDAY, 1/18
Continue Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/25

Thursday:

Magic Lens Level 1 practice sentence
In your SpringBoard book, explore the term “culture” (page 5). Work through “Defining Culture,” #1-6.
From the table you completed for #6, pick one of your items. On a blank piece of computer paper, create a Wikipedia entry for this item for someone who has never seen anything like it before. Your entry must provide a drawing of the item and explain the object to an audience that is unfamiliar with what it is, how it is used, and how it connects to your culture (and personally to you). Be sure to:
Describe the object clearly using vivid and concrete language.
Explain how the object connects to your culture.
Explain the significance of the object to you.
Use a professional tone, complete sentences, and proper grammar and mechanics.

Homework:
Bring in your first independent reading book this FRIDAY, 1/18
Continue Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/25

Friday:

Independent Novel check! Begin reading your novel.
In pairs, turn to page 9 in your SpringBoard text. Set a purpose for reading: Underline or highlight information that helps you define the concept of cultural identity. Circle unknown words and phrases. Try to determine the meaning of the words by using context clues, word parts, or a dictionary.
Read “What is Cultural Identity” by Elise Trumbull and Maria Pacheco. Use underlining and circling from the “Setting a Purpose for Reading” instructions as you read aloud with a partner. (One partner reads odd paragraphs, one partner reads events.)
As a pair, discuss THEN respond in writing to each of the following questions after the text: #2, #3, #5, #7-9.
Ponder and Respond: Write about a time you experienced conflict with a parent or guardian. What was your motivation? What was your parent’s/guardian’s motivation? How was the conflict resolved? Why do you think the parent/child relationship often includes conflict? Is conflict inevitable? Why or why not?

Homework:
Continue Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/25

 

January 6

WORLD LIT!! Welcome Back!!

Week 1:

Monday:
Complete welcome sheet (handout here); complete TRSS forms.

-Discuss the syllabus and review class procedures.
-Read The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco (youtube reading here)
-Ponder and Respond— Patricia Polacco’s The Bee Tree reveals how her protagonist, Mary Ellen, learns a valuable lesson through a personal experience. Consider whether you have had any similarly significant experiences in your own life. YOUR TASK is to write a short narrative that describes an event in your life that taught you something important. Be honest, dig deep, tell your truth. We WILL share these, so make sure you’re proud of your piece.

Icebreaker activity:
Underline your most important sentence
[Bracket] your most important phrase
Circle most important word
Share your word with the class!

Homework:
Bring your summer reading assignment on Friday, January 11 (assignment here)
Read the syllabus and have parent sign – due Friday, January 11
Bring $10 for vocabulary (cash or check made out to Harrison High School) – due Monday, January 14
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due Monday, January 14

Tuesday:

-Submit signed syllabus & vocabulary money
-Take grammar pre-assessment for baseline grammar knowledge.
Read & annotate chapter 1 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor: “Every Trip is a Quest” (text here)
-Identify elements of the quest in The Bee Tree
-Read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” translated by Marie Borroff (text here). Begin to complete the graphic organizer to document your analysis of the quest (organizer here). Get your partner’s name and contact information!

Homework:
Bring your summer reading assignment Friday, January 11 (assignment here)
Read the syllabus and have parent sign – due Friday, January 11
Bring $10 for vocabulary (cash or check made out to Harrison High School) – due Monday, January 14
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due Monday, January 14

Wednesday:

-Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for vocabulary.
-Read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” translated by Marie Borroff (text here). Begin to complete the graphic organizer to document your analysis of the quest (organizer here). Get your partner’s name and contact information!
-Class Discussion: What themes emerge from this text? (What does the author of this piece want us to understand about human nature or life by reading this text?) Why do you think the Green Knight is GREEN? What might the color green represent?
-Complete the color wheel activity with “…the Green Knight”
-Ponder & Respond (CEI paragraph): Based on the symbolic meaning of the color green, why is this an appropriate color for the knight? Provide appropriate text evidence and interpretation for your claim!

Homework:
Complete your CEI paragraph for homework if not completed in class – due TOMORROW
Bring your summer reading assignment Friday, January 11 (assignment here)
Read the syllabus and have parent sign – due Friday, January 11
Bring $10 for vocabulary (cash or check made out to Harrison High School) – due Monday, January 14
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due Monday, January 14

Thursday:

-Submit signed syllabus and vocab money
-Complete the “Array Inventory” (Winnie the Pooh) assessment (quiz here).
-Review common literary archetypes and discuss patterns that emerged from 9th Literature/Comp. readings (ppt). How will the archetypal color symbolism knowledge you’ve just gained help you to analyze text and film?
-Take and score the Heroic Myth Assessment (quiz here) to discover your best match. Class brainstorm: what are some familiar characters in popular culture that embody each type?

Homework:
Bring your summer reading assignment Friday, January 11 (assignment here)
Read the syllabus and have parent sign – due Friday, January 11
Bring $10 for vocabulary (cash or check made out to Harrison High School) – due Monday, January 14
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due Monday, January 14

Friday:

-Submit signed syllabus and vocab money
-Using your summer reading assignment, compose a response to the timed writing baseline assessment prompt (prompt here) – 1 hour
-Complete the Heroic Myth Assessment (quiz here) to discover your best match. Class brainstorm: what are some familiar characters in popular culture that embody each type?
-Add both personality types to an index card for your teacher!
Ponder and Respond: Do you agree with your results? Why/why not?
Introduce Archetype Selfie with Instagram caption, include at least 3 hashtags assignment- due Friday, 1/18 (assignment here). Begin planning your assignment!

Homework:
Bring $10 for vocabulary (cash or check made out to Harrison High School) – due Monday, January 14
Bring required IAN supplies (100+ sheet composition book, glue stick, scissors) – due Monday, January 14
Begin Archetype Selfie with captions assignment (assignment here) – Due Fri., 1/18

December 17

World Lit!!

Monday:

Turn in Night Questions before leaving class.
​Work on Study Guide for Final Exam.

Tuesday:

Prepare for the final exam by completing the final exam study guide.

Wednesday:

Compose the final exam essay. Students who are exempting the final exam also exempt this component but ARE required to come to class.

Thursday:

8:20-9:50 1st Period Exam
9:50-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:30 2nd Period Exam

Friday:

8:20-9:50 3rd Period Exam
9:50-10:00 BREAK
10:00-11:30 4th Period Exam

 

December 17

Physics!!!

CLASSWORK:
MONDAY: 1) Stamp units 4 and 5 of exam review
2) Stamp and go over notetaking guide
3) Discuss and practice compound circuits

TUESDAY: 1) Stamp and go over unit 8 of exam review
2) Electricity Unit Test
3) Any remaining time start to go over unit 4 of exam review

WEDNESDAY: 1) Stamp and go over units 6 and 7 of exam review
2) Go over units 4 and 5 as needed

THURSDAY: 1st period Final Exam

FRIDAY: 4th period Final Exam

HOMEWORK:
MONDAY: Unit 8 exam review / study for electricity test
TUESDAY: Unit 6 and 7 of exam review
WEDNESDAY: STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM
THURSDAY: STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM
FRIDAY: Thank you for a great semester!! Enjoy the holidays!

December 3

World Lit!!

Monday
Magic Lens – Grammar Sentence – Quiz Thursday
Vocabulary Quiz – Friday
Finish Canto 3 GR questions
Go over Canto 1 & 3 GRQs – Quiz tomorrow??
Start Reading Canto 5

Tuesday
Magic Lens – Quiz Thursday
Vocab Quiz – Friday
Canto 1,3 Quiz??
Cont. reading Canto 5

Wednesday
Magic Lens – Quiz Thursday
Vocab – Completing the Sentence Exercises
Quiz – Friday
Review Canto 5
Canto 5 Quiz??
Start reading Canto 34

Thursday
Magic Lens Quiz
Vocab Review
Read Canto 34

Friday
Vocabulary Unit 7 Quiz
Canto 34 Quiz

December 3

Physics!!!

CLASSWORK:
MONDAY: 1) Stamp and go over focal length and magnification problems
2) Stamp and go over online activity over mirrors and lenses
3) Optics Quiz
4) Lens Ray Tracing worksheet

TUESDAY: 1) Go over quiz
2) Stamp and go over Ray Tracing worksheet on lenses
3) Discuss Snell’s law
4) Optics Bench Lab

WEDNESDAY: 1) Stamp and go over Snell’s law practice worksheet
2) Finish and go over Optics Bench lab
3) Graphic organizer for lenses and mirrors

THURSDAY: 1) Light and Optics test

FRIDAY:

1) Go over Light and Optics Test
2) Open Note Quiz over Electricity Schoology video notes
3) Phet Simulations – John Tavoltage / Sweater – Balloon
4) Start on worksheet concept development 34-1 / Skillsheet 11-3 / Ohm’s law problems

HOMEWORK:
MONDAY: Finish lens ray tracing worksheet
TUESDAY: Snell’s law practice worksheet
WEDNESDAY: Study for light and optics test
THURSDAY: Electricity Schoology video and note taking guide – due Friday
FRIDAY: Light and Optics Remediation practice