November 22

Exam Exemption Fall 2019

Exam exemptions must be submitted electronically by Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 4:00 PM.

The link to register for an exemption or incentive can be found on the school’s website on the Student drop down menu (Exam Exemption).

Link to Exam Exemption Form

Academic Criteria (verified by the classroom teacher)

  • A student must have a class grade average of 80% or higher to submit an exemption or incentive request. The
    class average must remain at or above 80% through the date of the final exam in order for the exemption or
    incentive to be used.
  • A student is prohibited from applying an exemption or incentive in any class if a referral for an academic integrity
    policy violation (i.e., academic dishonesty, cheating, and plagiarism) is received during the semester.

Attendance Criteria (verified by the administration)

  • A student cannot accrue more than 3 excused absences in the class period where the exemption/incentive is
    applied. Absences for school field trips (AEA) and standardized testing (AET) do not count against exemption
    total.
  • An unexcused absence (AU) disqualifies the student from using the exemption/bonus incentive.

Discipline Criteria (verified by the administration)

  • A student is prohibited from applying an exemption or incentive in any class if a discipline assignment to
    Saturday School, In-school Suspension (ISS), or Out-of-school Suspension (OSS) is made during the semester.
November 17

American Lit Week 15: November 18-22

EOC PREP

Important Due Dates:

  • American Lit Film extra Credit- Monday 12/2
  • USATestPrep Red Dot- Mon. 12/2

 

Daily Opening Activities: 

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13
  2. Lit Term Review
  3. EOC Language Practice-parallelism
(Quizlet Lit terms for Milestone)

https://quizlet.com/168663554/georgia-milestones-eoc-american-literature-literary-terms-most-of-the-terms-you-will-ever-need-to-know-flash-cards/ https://quizlet.com/168663554/georgia-milestones-eoc-american-literature-literary-terms-most-of-the-terms-you-will-ever-need-to-know-flash-cards/

https://www.smore.com/hk05k-the-ga-milestones-assessment-ela

 

Monday: 

EOC Milestone Review (Realism, language, narrative)

  • Intro Mark Twain with PPT
  • Language-constructed response – sample item #15-17“A Fable” by Mark Twain
  • View funeral scene from film Tom Sawyer and compose narrative of scene from an alternative perspective finishing for homework (handout w/rubric) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFROs1-ckc

 

Tuesday:

Mug 13 A

  • EOC Vocab Flashcard Review 21-40

EOC Milestone Review

  • Submit Tom Sawyer narrative for grade (Narrative summative using EOC rubric)
  • Review Touchstone #3 results analyzing questions and answers using document camera and teacher modeling meta-cognition, test-taking strategies

HW:  Springboard Parallelism handout

 

Wednesday: 

Lit term Friday- #11 Interior Monologue

  • EOC Vocab Flashcard Review 41-60
  • Writing- Argumentative and Informational ESSAY sample items #10-13 “Exotic Pets/ Cats”  55-59 finishing for homework

 

 

Thursday:

Mug 13 B

  • Submit Exotic Pet essay for completion grade; view exemplar and self-grade

Understanding EOC Milestone Review

 

Friday: Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Review homework: “Susan B Anthony”
  • Parallelism Practice with grammar Bytes online and packet
  • USATestPrep Red dots

Watch tutoring on testing platform http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

  • Practice test/platform familiarity for EOC Milestone Technology-enhanced items, students can log on to Experience Online: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. (The first five questions are set up to represent the evidence-based reading and writing section of the test.)

 

 

November 17

World Lit Week 15: November 18-22

 

Oprah and Wiesel

Planning your Week:

  • Night summative assessments– Wed & Thursday (theme project and constructed response)
  • Flipgrid Extra Credit- Monday 12/2

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice)- #8 CD-CX sentences

 

Monday: 

DGP #8 Day 1

LG: Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Finish reading and analyzing Night
  • Review Visual Vocab
  • If time allows, Figure of speech PPT Mini-lesson with PPT adding terms to SG notes
  • Matching activity and author study WS (scaffolding-provide examples)
  • Ticket In/Out the door: “Night Thoughts: Answer the Whys”  (formative reading standards)

 

Tuesday:  

  • DGP #8 Day 2
  • Visual vocab- Partner assessment

LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing themes in Night text (RI4)

Night summative Assessment Part 1- analyzing themes in Night text (RI4)

  • Discuss and demonstrate composing theme statements ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCh-cgPops /PPT slide /handout)
  • With a partner, categorize textual evidence bank (handout) by theme
  • With your partner, analyze black and white photos discussing thematic representation & correlation to Night themes (laminated photos)
  • Students will create theme statement for Night citing evidence from the text and photograph for support with written analysis. ( GO handout)
  • Students will each create their own theme graphic organizer or poster or PPT
  • If time permits, view Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

 

Wednesday:  Lab 208

RI Post assessment

LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing themes in Night text (RI4)

Night summative Assessment Part 1- analyzing themes in Night text (50 pts RI4)

  • Students will each create their own theme graphic organizer or poster or PPT

 

Thursday:  

DGP #8 Day 3 & 4

Night summative Assessment Part 2- Argument Response Paragraph (W1)

  • Independently read the editorial “Teen’s Auschwitz Selfie: Are We Now So Clueless?”  by  Pitts, Jr.
  • Circle unfamiliar words and define using context clues and underline main ideas
  • Think, do you agree with the author’s point of view that taking a smiling selfie at Auschwitz shows a lack of respect for the millions who died there? Or, do think the teens actions are perfectly acceptable?
  • Write an argument paragraph using textual evidence from the article to support your position as well as your thoughts and feelings after reading Night. (rubric)
  • Work on thematic posters/ PPT from yesterday when finished
  • If time permits, create timelines

 

Friday:  Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Finish Night post activities if needed
  • Oprah’s interview with Wiesel
November 11

American Lit Week 14: November 11-15

We continue our overview of American literary periods.

 

 

Important Due Dates:

  • EOC Flashcard Assignment- Tuesday 11/12
  • Am. Lit Time Period Expository Assignment- Friday 11/15  **Visit Study.com for video reviews
  • Vocab Unit 15 quiz- Friday 11/15
  • USATestPrep Red Dot- Monday 12/2

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- none
  3. Vocab Unit 15 (quiz Friday)
  4. EOC Test Prep-Language Skills

 

Monday: 

  • Vocab Unit 15-bookwork/create picture clues

LG:  Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a narrative developing themes of realism and naturalism (Rl2)

TO BUILD A FIRE

  • Finish viewing film Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (survival of the fittest) from Media Center
  • Analyze elements of plot, setting, characters and how the author’s choices support themes of naturalism (handout)
  • M/C quiz (handout)
  • If time allows, discuss Modernism and analyze poems from packet

HW:  Flashcards due tomorrow

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG #12A
  • Vocab Unit 15-bookwork/picture clues assess
  • Flashcards due(summative reading grade)

LG:  Analyze themes and characteristics of poetry of modernism/cotemporary lit and post-modernism

  • Read and analyze poems from poetry packet (submit for formative reading grade)
  • Revisit The Great Gatsby and “A Dream Deferred” and how they represent the literary time period

Intro summative assessment:  Expository Writing

 

Wednesday: 

  • Lit term #7
  • Vocab Unit 15-bookwork
  • Review Literary time periods handout from beginning of unit & additional “American Literature Timeline” PDF handout
  • Work on summative expository assessment

HW:  work on summative expository assessment

 

Thursday: ipads

  • MUG #12B
  • Vocab unit 15 Kahoots Review
  • Work on summative expository assessment

HW:  work on expository assessment

 

Friday

Lit term Friday- #10 Satire/Parody

Unit 15 Vocab Quiz (M/C and sentence writing with brushstroke techniques) language standard

Submit summative expository assessment (writing summative grade)

EOC Flashcard Review 1-19

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Literary page 33 “from Little Woman” and “The Eyes Have it” pp 39-42 sample items

HW:  Finish for homework

 

 

 

 

November 11

World Lit Week 14: November 11-15

 

Planning your Week:

  • Vocab 10 quiz- Friday 11/15
  • Night Journal entries-Friday 11/15
  • Author’s Diction Analysis GO- Thursday 11/14

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  •  DGP #7 CX sentence Khan Academy Complex Sentences
  • “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 (Quiz Friday 11/15)
  • Quick Journal- see individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

DGP #7 Day 1

Vocab Unit 10- create sticky note images

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyzing author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Review Night Visual Vocab and themes
  • Finish reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
Be thinking of your theme topic as we read!
  • Begin reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80 (figure of speech & theme)
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Tuesday: 

DGP #7 Day 2

Vocab Unit 10- Assess knowledge and review with sticky note images under document camera

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyzing author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

Diction mini lesson  More on Informal Diction

  • Ticket in the door: define diction, connotation, denotation
  • Review connotation/denotation with PPT and collaborative activity (handout) word choice
  • Discuss levels of formality of diction: Partner practice with Spider-man clip and interview script GO

Witness at the scene of Spider-man stopping an ATM robber (Spider-man Homecoming 19:00-20:45)

  1. Interviewed by FBI:
  2. Interviewed by Teacher:
  3. Interviewed by friends:

 

  • Wrap up and bring around to Night: think about his subject, purpose, audience
  • Analyze Wiesel’s diction with Reoccurring Language-Author’s Diction Analysis graphic organizer

HW:  work on diction analysis assignment

 

Wednesday: 

DGP #7 Day 3

Vocab Unit 10- bookwork

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyzing author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80 (figure of speech & theme)
  • Finish Reoccurring language-Author’s Diction Analysis graphic organizer
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

 

Thursday:  

DGP #7 Day 4

Vocab Review

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyzing author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Journal: Extended narrative (after pg. 78 The Choice):  Writing from the “Faceless one’s” POV, write about the evacuation or choice to stay.  What does he do?  What happens to him?.
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Friday:  

DGP #7 Day 5

Unit 10 Quiz M/C and CX sentence writing (language standard)

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by a analyzing author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Collect journals for writing grade (W10)
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 81-109 (Sequence of Events)
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

November 3

World Lit Week 13: November 4-8

We continue our Night Unit

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 (Quiz Friday 11/15)
  1. Quick Journal- see individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

Vocab Unit 10- Intro words 1-6 with PPT & corresponding Check for Understanding pg. 109

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing conflict (RI1-6)

  • Journal: Write about a time you were deceived by appearances
  • Review types of conflict with PPT (Students write down definition on green lit term notes)
  • Continue to read/listen to Night pp 21-43
  • If time permits, Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Tuesday:  Teacher Work day

 

Wednesday:  

Vocab Unit 10- Intro words 7-12 with PPT & corresponding Check for Understanding pg. 109

Night LGDemonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing conflict (RI1-6)

  • Explore rhetorical device- anaphora (handout)
  • Journal: Compose a free verse poem using anaphora as modeled by Wiesel’s “Never shall I forget” pg.32
  • Finish reading/analyzing Night pp 21-43 (Conflict & theme)
  • Group discussion Conflict handout: -on notes write examples of conflict found in Night
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Thursday:  

Vocab Unit 10-bookwork

Night LG: Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4))

  • Finish conflict analysis if needed
  • Pre-reading Activity: Danger Web PPT and brainstorming and discussion (reactions & consequences)
  • Journal: Describe a time you felt in danger or afraid. Describe the situation and your response using imagery, vivid verbs.
  • Begin reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

 Friday:  

Vocab Unit 10- quick review

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Review Night Visual Vocab
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

November 3

American Lit Week 13: November 4-8

 

To Build a Fire

Important Due Dates:

EOC Flashcard Assignment- Wednesday 11/12

Vocab Unit 15 quiz- Friday 11/15

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #11
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- none
  3. Vocab Unit 15

 

Monday: 

  • MUG #11A
  • Vocab Unit 15- Introduce words 1-6 completing corresponding activities pg. 167

LG:  Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7).

  • Finish Dead Poet’s Society discussing Transcendentalism themes

Linking Transcendentalism to the Present

  • Close read poem “In the Depths of Solitude” by Tupac Springboard5 annotating poem circling transcendentalism themes

 

Tuesday:   Teacher Work Day

 

Wednesday:  

  • Vocab Unit 15- Introduce words 7-12completing corresponding activities page pg. 167

Work Session:

  • Student need to work on EOC Flashcards and on USATestPrep Red Dot assignments. They know about these semester-long assignments and should know what to do.  Briggs can clarify if anyone claims ignorance.

 

 Thursday:

  • MUG #11B
  • Vocab Unit 15-book practice

LG:  Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a narrative developing themes of realism and naturalism (Rl2)

  • Intro Realism literary time period with 7 min A/V clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbdruBJgFFI 
  • Close read A.E. Robinson “Richard Cory” (narrative poem) annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject, etc. (poetry packet)
  • Using PDF Presentation, intro naturalism as a sub-genre of realism

 

Friday

  • Lit term #9
  • Vocab Unit 15-book practice

LG:  Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a narrative developing themes of realism and naturalism (Rl2)

  • View film Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (survival of the fittest) from Media Center
  • Analyze elements of plot, setting, characters and how the author’s choices support themes of naturalism (handout)