November 9

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 November 12-16

Planning Your Week

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

M 11/12: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class.

F 11/16: Finish The Night Circus. Final analysis question in class.

 

 

Monday, November 12

Opener: The Night Circus Quiz Part II-III

Work Session:

  1. Introduce The Night Circus projects and group assignments.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Tuesday, November 13

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; revisit requirements for The Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Review and discuss the novel with group analysis prompts.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Wednesday, November 14

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus (EOC informational/expository).
  2. Compose a response to the narrative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Thursday, November 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read articles on symbols in The Night Circus (trees & clocks).
  2. Compose a response to the EOC prompt. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Friday, November 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; turn in essay on Part IV & V.

Work Session:

  1. Complete EOC argumentative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus and work on project requirements. Enjoy your break!

November 2

Honors 9th Literature November 5 – 9

Planning Your Week

Th 11/8: The Tempest scholar’s journal due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

F 11/9: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class. ZINC due tonight at 11:59 p.m.

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, November 5

Opener: Reminders about due dates this week.

Work Session:

  1. Counseling lesson with Mrs. Moody (freshman counselor).

Closer: Read The Night Circus and work on The Tempest scholar’s journal.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 6 Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

 

Wednesday, November 7

Opener: Reminders for due dates; EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Work on The Tempest scholar’s journal entries.
  2. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus. 
  3. Read The Night Circus and begin preparing responses for literary analysis questions for Part III.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 8

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q3 Touchstone.
  2. Finish scholar’s journal for The Tempest. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Friday, November 9

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II & Part III quiz.
  2. Develop responses to the Part III literary analysis questions.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m. Submit Part III literary analysis questions to Turnitin.com Sunday by 11:59 p.m.

October 26

Honors 9th Lit. Week 13 October 29 – November 1

Planning Your Week

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

F 11/2: Finish The Night Circus Part II and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 29

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the evolution of Miranda & Ferdinand’s relationship in  3.1.
  2. Analyze comedy in 3.2.
  3. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.
  4. Compare/contrast film adaptation with Shakespeare’s text.
  5. Complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: List potential angles for researching an article for your chosen motif.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition, rising action, and climax of The Tempest.
  2. Analyze Act IV-V, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.
  3. Complete scholar’s journals for The Tempest.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review CDL resources for research.
  2. Complete scholar’s journal.
  3. Research an article related to your motif to enhance the discussion.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Friday, November 2

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part II

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part III; complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday, Nov. 9.

October 19

Honors 9th Lit. Week 12 October 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/22: Bring The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

F 10/26: Quiz on The Night Circus Part I (use the study guide)

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition of The Tempest; compose scholar’s journal entry for Act I.
  2. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Tuesday, October 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read The Night Circus Part I.

Closer: Complete the study guide for Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Wednesday, October 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review opening chapters of The Night Circus.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Thursday, October 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze The Tempest Act III (characters and themes/“Somebody Wanted But So”).
  2. Complete CEI paragraph for the evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.

Closer: Review The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part I quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part I

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

October 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 11 Oct. 15-19

Planning Your Week

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

IMAGES FOR THE TEMPEST POEM Google Doc

Reflections and Dear Reader Tips

Poetry Anthology and I Remember You Rubric

 

Monday, October 15

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Tuesday, October 16

Opener: Review poetry anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q2 Touchstone.
  2. Finish poetry anthology.

Closer: Read independent reading book; complete No Red Ink and work on ZINC.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Wednesday, October 17

Opener: Turn in poetry anthology.

Work Session:

  1. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection: annotate the scene, write the actions your groups need to complete, prepare props and timing.
  2. Perform the scene.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book;  No Red Ink quiz due tonight. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Thursday, October 18

Opener: Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero.”

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; work on ZINC. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Friday, October 19

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; IAN ponder and respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1.
  2. Review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus (read chapter 1).

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus part I.

October 5

Honors 9th Literature Week 10 Oct. 8-12

Planning Your Week

 

S 10/7: No Red Ink quiz with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

M 10/8: Turn in Shakespeare poem (finish what you started in class Friday).

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

 

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class; No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

CITING IMAGES AND SOUND FOR “I Remember You”: Purdue Online Writing Lab

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

IMAGES FOR THE TEMPEST POEM Google Doc

 

Monday, October 8

Opener: Practice Poetry Out Loud in small groups; The Tempest acting company will rehearse.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: PSAT Wed.; ZINC due Wed.; POL due Fri.

 

Tuesday, October 9

Opener: Perform Act I Scene 1 of The Tempest. 

Work Session:

  1. Compare/contrast student performance with professional productions of The Tempest. 
  2. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection.
    • Annotate the scene
    • Write the actions that your groups need to complete
    • Prepare props and timing
    • Perform the scene

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 10–PSAT during 1st and 2nd (these classes will not meet); Computer Lab 3rd period

Opener: Review POL, I Remember You, and Poetry Anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: POL due Fri.; No Red Ink due Sun.; I Remember You video due Monday.

 

Thursday, October 11–Early Release/ 3rd & 4th period will not meet; Computer Lab 2nd period

Opener: Review POL, I Remember You, and Poetry Anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: POL due Fri.; No Red Ink due Sun.; I Remember You video due Monday.

 

Friday, October 12

Opener: Last minute POL practice; turn in TPFASTT.

Work Session:

  1. Present POL.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on reflections for Poetry Anthology.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sunday; I Remember You video due Monday; Poetry Anthology due Wednesday.

September 28

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 October 1-5

Planning Your Week

 

W 10/3: No Red Ink practice with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

S 10/7: No Red Ink quiz with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

CITING IMAGES AND SOUND FOR “I Remember You”: Purdue Online Writing Lab

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

 

Monday, October 1

Opener: Review STEAL for analyzing characterization.

Work Session:

  1. View Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; analyze characterization of one of the characters Alice encounters down the rabbit hole.
  2. Create a character who could appear in Wonderland; write a persona poem characterizing your imaginary character.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 2

Opener: Review “I Remember You” requirements and view student samples.

Work Session:

  1. Compose “I Remember You” poem.
  2. Write reflection #1 for “I Remember You” poem.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 3–Computer Lab (bring laptop if you wish)

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 4

Opener: Review reflection tips and write reflection #2 for your “I Remember You” poem.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with peers to practice POL recitation (trios).
  2. Introduce Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, October 5

Opener: Continue introduction to Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Work Session:

  1. View images from The Tempest.
  2. Compose a poem using the word bank.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

September 21

Honors 9th Literature Fall Break

Enjoy your week off!

While you have no homework, you may wish to get ahead if you have other activities that will keep you busy through the month of October. You will also soon need a copy of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Folger edition) and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

Planning Your Week (upcoming due dates)

W 10/3: No Red Ink practice with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

S 10/7: No Red Ink Quiz Subjects, Verbals, Phrases

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class; No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

September 14

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 September 17-21

Planning Your Week

 

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

W 9/19: Due in class–2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website. Due by 11:59 p.m.–No Red Ink quiz for capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 17

Opener: Review requirements for Poetry Anthology; fill in definitions for connotation, tone, imagery, diction, hyperbole, allusion, symbol, extended metaphor, anaphora, and theme.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Fill in definitions for refrain, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme,, assonance, consonance.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.
  2. Read the excerpt from PoemCrazy p.291-6
  3. Complete a word pool with your group.
  4. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Turn in Poetry Out Loud poems; introduce “I Remember You” poem and requirements.  

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “Abuelito Who” and “Ode to My Socks” p.321-5.
  2. Writer’s Workshop: begin composing your “I Remember You” poem; consider music and images you can use to capture the person.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due tonight; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Review reflection tips and write a reflection for your image poem and your rough draft of “I Remember You.”

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.5 Exploring Diction and Imagery: “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch and TWIST strategy
  2. Writer’s Workshop: p.310 “Drafting the Embedded Assessment”; focus on line breaks.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: Complete directions for “Stuffed Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Write stuffed poetry reflection. Turn in for review and feedback.
  2. Complete “Poetry in Nature” activity.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Consider creating illustrations for your stuffed poetry or your poetry in nature poem. Practice Poetry Out Loud poem and continue ZINC!

September 7

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Planning Your Week

 

M 9/10: No Red Ink verb voice quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring a hard copy of your paper to class tomorrow.

Th 9/13: Bring a hard copy of your paper to class today.

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 10

Opener: Review chart for “Race Politics” and the excerpt from Always Running.

Work Session:

  1. Review CEI format and paragraph structure.
  2. Compose a CEI response (argument: which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life; OR informative: compare the way each genre conveys the claim).
  3. IAN: Review the memoir you composed from the beginning of the class and turn it into a poem (enter the “great conversation”).

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice quiz by 11:59 p.m. tonight; polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit
  2. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in EA1 p.329-30 and EA2 p.355-6.
  3. Read “George Gray” and analyze the character.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: View “Introduction to Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Read “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze figurative elements.
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones” and compare with “George Gray.” (graphic organizer, claim statement).

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Fill in types of evidence chart and complete highlighting instructions.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.

Work Session:

  1. Complete a word pool with your group.
  2. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!