• English I Daily Lessons


    Monday, June 18 (periods 3 & 5) and Tuesday, June 19 (period 6)

    ~Turn in Independent Reading One-Pager if you haven't already

    ~Turn in your Notebook/Portfolio

    • ?put in order
    • ?clearly label each section
    • ?Write your acting company’s name on the front
    • ?Put your reflection at the end.

    Friday, June 15

    ~Independent Reading One-Pager Due

    ~Dramatic Interpretations and Notebooks/Portfolios Due

    Tuesday, June 12--Thursday, June 14

    ~Continue working on your dramatic interpretation and notebook/portfolio

    Monday, June 11

    ~High School and Beyond Plan with Mr. Myhre and Ms. Williams

    Friday, June 8

    ~STAR test.

    ~Continue working on your dramatic interpretation and notebook/portfolio

    Wednesday, June 6--Thursday, June 7

    ~Continue working on your dramatic interpretation and notebook/portfolio

    Tuesday, June 5

    ~Turn in Study Guide for Romeo and Juliet Acts IV & V

    ~Continue working on your dramatic interpretation and notebook/portfolio

    Monday, June 4

    ~Romeo and Juliet final scene: Zeffirelli and Luhrman versions

    ~Fill out video comparison chart.

    ~Plan: acting company members, jobs, and scene

    Friday, June 1

    ~Finish Romeo and Juliet

    ~Discuss: acting companies, roles, and notebooks

    Thursday, May 31

    ~Turn in Act III Study Guide

    ~Romeo and Juliet through Act V, scene i.

    ~Discuss how to correctly and effectively answer study guide questions.

    Wednesday, May 30

    ~Finish Act III and begin Act IV

    ~Act III Study Guide due tomorrow

    ~Discuss how to correctly and effectively answer study guide questions.

    Tuesday, May 29

    ~Review what has happened in Romeo and Juliet so far.

    ~Act III, scenes ii, iii, and iv. Watch and discuss.

    ~Discuss how to correctly and effectively answer study guide questions.

    Friday, May 25

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act III, scene i: Luhrmann version

    ~Fill out the Video Comparison Chart

    ~In-class prompt:

    Now that you have viewed the same scene from different versions of Romeo and Juliet, choose the version that you think best succeeds in capturing the essence of the scene. Write an argument explaining your reasoning for choosing this version. Be sure to:

    •Introduce a clear thesis statement specifying which version is the best.
    •Use evidence of specific theatrical elements and their effect to support your position.
    •Use effective organization and logical progression of ideas to show how your ideas are related.

    Wednesday, May 23--Thursday, May 24 (testing schedule)

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act III, scene i: Stage and Zeffirelli versions

    ~Fill out the Video Comparison Chart

    ~Turn in Act II Study Guide

    ~Handout: Act III Study Guide. Due the day after we finish the act.

    Monday, May 21--Tuesday, May 22 (testing schedule)

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Finish Act II.

    ~Act II Study Guide due next class day (Wed. for periods 3 & 5, Thurs. for period 6)

    Thursday, May 17--Friday, May 18

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act II, scene ii: film versions. Fill out the chart for all FOUR versions and turn in. If  you missed a day, come in before or after school to watch.

    Wednesday, May 16

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act II, scene ii (read and discuss)

    ~Act II Study Guide: through Act II, scene ii by tomorrow. See "Resources" for a copy.

    Tuesday, May 15

    ~SSR 

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act II Prologue and scene i

    ~Discuss yesterday's test.

    Monday, May 14

     ~Romeo and Juliet: test Act I.

    Friday, May 11

    ~Compare and contrast 3 versions of the party scene (Act I, scene v) of Romeo and Juliet.

    ~Take notes on the graph provided.

    ~Answer the following writing prompt:

    Now that you have viewed the same scene from different versions of Romeo and Juliet, choose the version that you think succeeds in capturing the essence of Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting and convincing  the audience that their love is real. Write an argument explaining your reasoning for choosing this version. Be sure to:

    •Introduce a clear thesis statement specifying which version you prefer.
    •Use evidence of specific theatrical elements and their effect to support your position.
    •Use effective organization and logical progression of ideas to show how your ideas are related.
    If you were absent, please come in and view the three versions in order to complete this assignment. Please allow 45-60 minutes.
    Three versions include: Globe Theater, Directed by Zefffirelli, and Directed by Luhrman.

    Thursday, May 10

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scene v (party scene). Read together in class.

    ~Interpret and discuss literary elements in this scene

    1. What has happened so far in the play.
    2. Predict what will happen at the party.
    3. Predict what will happen now that they have met and know they are ememies.

    Wednesday, May 9

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scene iv

    1. Describe Queen Mab
    2. What does Mercution think of dreams?

    Discuss literary elements in this scene

    Tuesday, May 8

     ~Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scenes ii and iii

    1. What is the servant’s dilemma?
    2. What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do and why? Hint: they have different reasons for their decision.
    3. Describe Juliet. Give examples to back up your decision.
    4. Describe Juliet’s nurse. Give examples to back up your decision.

    Monday, May 7

      ~Romeo and Juliet: finish Act I

    1. How is Romeo acting?
    2. Why is he acting this way?
    3. What does Paris want?
    4. What does Capulet tell him?

    Discuss literary elements in this scene

    Friday, May 4

     ~SpringBoard: introduction to Embedded Assessment: a dramatic interpretation 

    •Staging Notebooks: page 380-381 
    •Rubric: page 409

    Thursday, May 3

    ~Compare and contrast different film versions of Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scene i

    Wednesday, May 2

    ~Romeo and Juliet: Act I, scene i, act out in class and discuss

    Tuesday, May 1

    ~Test make-up if you were absent Friday

    ~SSR

    ~Assign parts for Romeo and Juliet

    Monday, April 30

    ~Unpacking, discussing Embedded Assesment 1 from unit 5: Presenting a Dramatic Interpretation

    ~Anticipation Guide and discussion

    Friday, April 27

    ~Test: Shakespeare

    Tuesday, April 24--Thursday, April 26

    ~Shakespeare discussion, notes, review to build context for reading Romeo and Juliet.

    Monday, April 23

    ~Shakespeare's Birthday Party! :)

    ~If you were absent, you need to make a shakespeare quote poster. See Mac for paper.

    Wednesday, April 18--Friday, April 19

    ~Shakespearean Scavenger Hunt

    ~Notes to build context for reading Romeo and Juliet.

    Tuesday, April 17

    ~Shakespearean compliments and insults. Handout can be found in "Resources."

    ~Background information on the 1500's.

    ~New groups.

    Monday, April 16 (welcome back)

    ~Check out Romeo and Juliet from the library.

    ~Assignment: bring in a quote from Shakespeare. No one can have the same quote, so turn yours in early if possible. Due Monday, April 23 (Shakespeare's birthday).

    ~Talk to your parents and see if you can bring something for Shakespeare's birthday party Monday, April 23.

    Binder Check

    MLA Handout...notes or writing

    turnitin.com handout...notes or writing

    Revision/Editing checklist...notes or writing

    Syllabus for this class...front or notes

    5 paragraph essay notes (in your own writing)...notes or writing

    vocabulary notes...notes

    Habits of Academic Discussion handout...notes

    Pen (black or blue)

    Paper

    Monday, April 2--Friday, April 6

    ~Type, revise, and edit your literary analysis essay on TKMB.

    ~After you finish typing:

    •Use the “Revision/Editing Checklist” to check your essay.

    •Ask at least two people to read your essay for feedback.

    •Upload your essay to turnitin.com

    •Print your essay.

    •Turn in the following to Mac in this order:

    • •Rubric on top
    • •Final draft
    • •4 page essay prep handout
    • •Outline
    • •Prewrite

    Friday, March 30

    ~Continue planning for your essay

    ~Have Mac check off your outline.

    ~N~ew Handouts on embedding quotes. See Resources.

    ~Essay Prep handout due beginning of the period Monday

    ~Draft due beginning of the period Tuesday

    ~Final due end of the period Wednesday

    Thursday, March 29

    ~Continue planning for your essay

    ~New handout: Essay Prep

    ~Outline due beginning of the period tomorrow

    ~Essay Prep handout due beginning of the period Monday

    ~Draft due beginning of the period Tuesday

    ~Final due end of the period Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 28

    ~Finish watching To Kill a Mockingbird

    ~Turn in your video questions

    Tuesday, March 27

    ~Continue working on Outline #1 for your essay. Make sure you tie your topic sentences to your theme and find evidence from the text to back up your thesis.

    ~Watch TKMB throught the court scene.

    Monday, March 26

    ~Essay Outline #1

    ~Continue watching TKMB up to the court scene.

    *No make-up work for To Kill a Mockingbird will be accepted after Monday, March 26.

    Due to website difficulties, updates are unavailable March 15--23. Sorry for any inconvenience. Check with Mac in class, and check Aspen to see what you need to do to make up any absences. 

    Wednesday, March 14

    ~Share your rhetorical appeals examples.

    ~Discuss potential "coming of age" scenes for the embedded assessment

    Tuesday, March 13

    ~In a new group, refine and choose the best rhetorical appeals to share with the class.

    ~Chapter 21: the verdict

    Monday, March 12

    ~Using a graphic organizer, find examples of rhetorical appeals (logos, pathos, ethos) in the testimony of the witnesses, the lawyers comments, and Atticus's closing arguments.

    Friday, March 9

     ~Read/Listen/Discuss Chapter 19 (Tom's testimony)

    ~Daily Write: If you were absent, please come in and take a short quiz.

    ~Turn in Reading Journal for chapters 12-20.

    Thursday, March 8

    ~Read/Listen/Discuss Chapter 18 (Mayella's testimony)

    ~Daily Write: If you were absent, please come in and take a short quiz.

    Wednesday, March 7

    ~Read/Listen/Discuss Chapter 17 (sheriff Tate's and Bob Ewell's testimony)

    ~Daily Write: If you were absent, please come in and take a short quiz.

    Tuesday, March 6

    ~Today's Assignment:

    1. Summarize chapter 14 in 2-4 sentences.
    2. What did the children learn by going to church with Calpurnia?
    3. Summarize what happened in chapter 15. Include as many of the following topics as possible in your summary.

    ´The men who show up at Atticus’s house versus the men who show up at the courthouse

    ´Mr. Tate

    ´Mr. Cunningham

    ´Mr. Underwood

    ´Tom Robinson

    Monday, March 5

    ~Discussion: Chapter 11 TKMB

    ~Chapter 12 together: quiz end of period. If you were absent, come in and take the quiz.

    Friday, March 2

    Quiz: Chapters 10-11 TKMB

    Thursday, March 1

    ~Discussion: Literary Terms Chapter 10 Handout (symbolism, character, symbol, theme)

    Wednesday, February 28

    ~Chapter 10 TKMB

    ~Handout: Literary Terms in Chapter 10 (see Mac)

    Tuesday, February 27

    ~Quiz: Chapters 7-9 of TKMB

    Discussion

    ~Turn in the "Analyze Boo Radley" handout. Make sure you add new information through chapter 9.

    Monday, February 26

    ~College and Career Center Presentation

    Friday, February 16

    ~Quiz: Chapters 4-6 of TKMB

    ~Reading Journal Due

    ~Discussion

    Thursday, February 15

    ~TKMB: Audio in class

    ~Reading Journal: due Friday. Whatever you write on it can be used for the test Friday.

    Wednesday, February 14

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.13. If you were absent, please complete by accessing the Clever portal at home, or come in and complete before or after school this week.

    ~Reading Journal: due Friday. Whatever you write on it can be used for the test Friday.

    Tuesday, February 13

    ~Quiz: Chapter 3 TKMB. If you were absent, please make up before or after school within two days for full credit.

    ~Continue reading. Next quiz Friday, chapter 1-6

    ~Handouts: See "Resources" for Reading Schedule and Character notes and Literary Elements notes.

    Monday, February 5

    ~Turn in your homework from Friday.

    ~New Vocabulary:

    • plot: a sequence of related events that make up a story.
    • internal conflict: occurs when a character struggles between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within his or her own mind.
    • external conflict: occurs when a character struggles against an outside force, such as another character, society or nature.

    ~New info on characters

    ~Conflict between Scout and Ms. Caroline in chapter 2

    ~Homework: Read chapter 3

    ~Turn in your one page book assignment. Late assignments will not be accepted after Wednesday at 2:30 pm.

    Friday, February 9

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.11

    ~New Vocab:

    ´point of view: the perspective from which the narration is told: first, second or third person—limited or omniscient.

    ´setting: the time and place in which a story happens

    ~Homework:
    ´Finish Chapter 1 of TKMB
    ´As you read the rest of Chapter 1, choose a passage that describes the setting, such as the town of Maycomb or the Radley house. Visualize and sketch the setting, and then annotate your sketch with textual evidence.
    ´In addition to details about the setting’s appearance, include examples of the diction and imagery that help to create the author’s attitude or tone.
    ´Due Monday beginning of the period.

    Thursday, February 8

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.10.

    ~New Vocab:

    • theme: a writer’s central idea or main message
    • symbol: anything (object, animal, event, person, or place) that represents itself but also stands for something else on a figurative level
    • tone: a writer’s (or speaker’s) attitude toward a subject, character, or audience
    • voice: a writer’s distinctive use of language (word choice) to express ideas as well as her persona or personality
    • juxtaposition: the arrangement of two or more things in order to compare and/or contrast

    ~Discussion about context and tone.

    Tuesday, February 6--Wednesday, February 7

    ~New Reading Strategy: See Mac for handouts and homework.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who sends me via email three things they learned 1st semester with details before school tomorrow.

    Monday, February 5

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.9: Unpacking embedded assessment 2 for Unit 3.

    ~Check out To Kill a Mockingbird from the library.

    ~Turn in your one page book assignment. Late assignments will not be accepted after Wednesday at 2:30 pm.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who sends me via email three things they learned 1st semester with details before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, January 31--Thursday, February 1 (finals)

    ~Multimedia presentations in class. You will also turn in your folders.

    ~Monday: One page book assignment due.

    ~Good luck and happy three day weekend!

    Wednesday, January 24--Tuesday, January 30

    ~Continue to work on your group project. Remember, if you miss more than two days of class during this process, you will be removed from your assigned group and will need to create your own presentation.

    ~Make sure you follow directions and meet all requirements that have been laid out in class and in your folders.

    ~Monday: Annotated Bibliography using NoodleTools.

    _Presentations will be during finals days: January 31 or February 1.

    ~GOOD LUCK!

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who brings me an annotated article on their research project before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, January 23

    ~Begin Group Project. Check "Resources" for handouts. If you miss more than two days during this project, you will be removed from your group and will have to create your own project.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who brings me an annotated article on their research project before school tomorrow.

    Monday, January 22

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.7: Annotated Bibliography. Print or ask for Handout.

    ~Discussion: How to narrow your topic. Evaluate student essays samples.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who sends me via email three quotes by MLK and why you like them before school tomorrow.

    Thursday, January 18--Friday, January 19

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.5 continued. Add evidence to your SOAPSTone chart and rhetorical appeals. Make sure you find examples from the letter and list the paragraph number for reference.

    You can access an electronic copy of this lesson by going to the Clever portal on the district webpage.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school Monday.

    Wednesday, January 17 (sub)

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.5 continued. Read again or listen to the audio of "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" starting on page 206 of your SpringBoard book. Also find examples in the letter of each of the rhetorical appeals: logos, pathos, ethos. You can access an electronic copy of this lesson by going to the Clever portal on the district webpage.

    ~Fill out the SOAPSTone chart on page 210.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, January 16 (sub)

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.5. Read "A Letter from Birmingham Jail" starting on page 206 of your SpringBoard book. You can access an electronic copy of this lesson by going to the Clever portal on the district webpage.

    ~Answer questions 1-6 on page 209.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, January 12

    ~In-Class Essay: If you were absent, you need to come in next week either by 6:20 am, during two lunches (bring your lunch), or after school. Bring your KWHL chart and any printed articles you have.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who sends me via email three quotes by MLK and why you like them before school Tuesday.

    Thursday, January 11

    ~Research: Explain how Jim Crow Laws and practices deprived
    American Citizens of their
    specific civil rights.

    ´Narrow your topic
    ´Finish all columns on the KWHL Chart
    ´Use reputable sources…minimum of two
    ´Make sure you document your sources (MLA: URL and author/publisher)
    ´You can use the following on your in-class write tomorrow:
    ´KWHL Chart
    ´SpringBoard book
    ´Printouts of articles
    ´NOT extra notes or a draft of your essay

    ~Remember your one-page independent reading form is due January 26.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who brings me a printed article on their research topic or sends me three new facts they learned on the topic and from where. Please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, January 10

    ~Discussion: Primary and Secondary Sources

    ~KWHL Chart on Jim Crow Laws (see "Resources" for handout)

    ~Research for an in-class write Friday on how Jim Crow laws violated specific civil rights: educational, social freedoms, voting rights, etc.

    ~Use the website: www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow for ideas.

    •You can use all notes you write on your KWHL chart, your SpringBoard book, and any printed articles you bring to class.
    •Research wisely (no Wikipedia or sketchy websites)
    •Narrow your topic using the pbs site
    *reputable sources (.edu/.org)
    •Use textual evidence with parenthetical documentation in your essay
    •Minimum of two sources
    •Include commentary
    •Look for an author or publisher of the site AND the title of the web page (url)

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who brings me a printed article on their research topic or sends me three new facts they learned on the topic and from where. Please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, January 9

    ~Turn in your chart and writing prompt from Friday.

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 3.3 continued. Finish questions #1-8 from yesterday and complete #9 in the SpringBoard book.

    ~Add the following words to your vocabulary list: analyze, primary source, secondary source.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Monday, January 8

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.3 (Jim Crow Laws). Read both articles on Jim Crow and answer questions 1-8 in the SpringBoard book.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, January 5

    ~SpringBoard Second half of lesson 3.2 (images). Images response form and images can be found under "Resources" on this web page. If you were absent, complete this lesson on your own.

    ~Homework: Image Response Form and Explanatory Writing Prompt due Tuesday.

    ~Remember your one-page independent reading form is due January 26.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Thursday, January 4

    ~SpringBoard lesson 3.2. (context) If you were absent, complete this lesson on your own.

    ~Remember your one-page independent reading form is due January 26.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, January 3

    ~SpringBoard Unit 3 introduction and lesson 3.1. If you were absent, complete this lesson on your own.

    ~Library: return, renew, and/or check out an SSR book. Remember your one-page independent reading form is due January 26.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, January 2

    ~College and Career guest to work on High School and Beyond Plan. If you were absent, you need to visit them in the College and Career Center.

    ~Today's Winners: Nobody. Mac forgot to update. :(

    Friday, December 15

    ~Present your haiku poems to the class.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who emails Mac before school when we return from break and shares at least three random acts of kindness they did during break.

    Thursday, December 14

    ~Finish your six haikus and make sure Mac has checked off your notebook. Last day for both assignments.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, December 13

    ~SSR. Share with the class something about the book you are reading.

    ~HAIKUS:

    •Finish or correct yesterday’s assignment if necessary.
    •Add at least three new creative, appropriate, positive haikus to your paper (total of 6).

    haiku: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

    ~Have Mac check your notebook if she hasn't yet.

    ~Today's Winners: 1612218, 1614491, 1528241, 1619928, 1538666, 1537094, and 1536571. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, December 12

    ~SSR. Share with the class something about the book you are reading.

    ~HAIKUS: Write a haiku on each of the following topics: sports, family, Christmas

    haiku: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.

    ~Today's Winners: 1536852, 1536991, 1601445, 1554043, 1538940, 1537094, and 1604279. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Monday, December 11

    ~SSR: Make sure you bring a novel or memoir all this week.

    ~Notebook Organization: Make sure your English notebook is organized and all tabs are labeled.

    ~Turn in your t-chart

    ~Today's Winners: 1536852, 1536991, 1601445, 1554043, 1538940, 1537094, and 1604279. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, December 8

    ~Library. Check out your 2nd quarter SSR book. (Novel or Memoir)

    ~2nd quarter independent reading assignment. See resources for options. Choose only one to complete by January 27.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school Monday.

    Thursday, December 7

    ~Finish revising your essay and upload to turnitin.com: Argumentative Essay Revision 1. Due by midnight tonight.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1538565, 1617538, 1619928, 1538940, 1538666, and 1536946. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, December 6

    ~Peer Revisions. Pay particular attention to the introduction, transistions, and conclusion.

    ~Peer Revision/Editing Sheet. Use this handout to finalize your essay.

    ~This is the last peer feedback day for this essay. Tomorrow we will be in the lab working independently to finish and upload into turnitin.com.

    ~Today's Winners: 1542900, 1553055, 1604126, 1536658, 1528241, 1536962, and 1544061. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, December 5

    ~Revise essays based on yesterday's peer input.

    ~Today's Winners: Good job Fabian catching my mistake. Prize for Fabian!

    Monday, December 4

    ~Peer Revisions: Read and offer constructive feedback on essays.

    ~Final draft due Thursday.

    ~Today's Winners: 1538683, 1543307, 1538831, 1538949, 1619905, and 1620460. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, December 1

    ~Discussion: How to organize an argumentative essay.

    ~Handout: Argumentative Essay Outline

    ~Exemplary Sample Essay from Springboard.

    ~Today's Winners: anyone who gives Mac a new and improved draft of their argumentative essay, one that is different than the one turned in today. Drafts can be emailed, shared online, or given as a hard copy before school Monday.

    Thursday, November 30

    ~Computer Lab: work on improving your essay based on the rubric. Print a new and improved copy that others will peer edit.

    ~Today's Winners: anyone who gives Mac a new and improved draft of their argumentative essay, one that is different than the one turned in today. Drafts can be emailed, shared online, or given as a hard copy before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, November 29

    ~JE: Homework

    ~Discussion: What makes a good claim?

    ~Assignment: Using the handout, rate each claim based on the qualification of a good claim and decide where they would fall on the rubric. Then rewrite each poor claim to improve it.

    ~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Monday, November 27 & Tuesday, November 28

    ~Essay evaluation and discussion using the SpringBoard rubric.

    ~Today's Winners: Nobody! Mac forgot to update and no one caught her in time.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    If you have questions about your essay, please email Mac.

    macdonaldwa@mukilteo.wednet.edu

    Wednesday, November 22

    ~Turn in your essay to turnitin.com. It is due no later than midnight tonight. You can turn it in late, but points will be deducted.

    ~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school Monday.

    Tuesday, November 21

    ~Continue drafting your essay.

    ~If you need copies of the handouts, pick them up in Mac's room.

    ~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Monday, November 20

    ~Review what we have done to help you prepare for this essay. All handouts can be picked up in Mac's room if you need them.

    ~turnitin.com: If you do not have an account, you need to create one before you can turn in your essay.

    ~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, November 17

    ~Show Mac your 3-ring binders and dividers

    ~Organize English binders for points Use the following five dividers: Writing, Reading, Notes, Journals/Assignments, Tests/Quizzes

    ~Today's Winners: 1615879, 1602587, 1554879, 1526333, 1534478, and 1615987. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Due Friday beginning of the period. We will begin drafting Friday!
      • Evaluate each claim and counterclaim on your chart with a plus, check, or minus
      • Choose one counterclaim from your chart and write a concession and refutation on your chart.
      • Put together your English binder with the following tabs: Writing, Reading, Notes, Journals, Tests & Quizzes (Mac will help you determine which tab to file things under later)
      • ~T-Chart due with a minimum of 8 pieces of evidence and from 4 sources. More is better. Make sure you have evidence for both sides.
    • ~MLA in-text citation assignment
    Thursday, November 16 (sub)

    ~T-Chart due with a minimum of 8 pieces of evidence and from 4 sources. More is better. Make sure you have evidence for both sides.

    ~MLS in-text citation assignment

    ~Finish any assignments you didn't from yesterday.

    Wednesday, November 15

    ~JE: Do you think a college education is valuable?

    ~Claim: Come up with a working claim for your essay.

    ~Chart: claim/counterclaim/concession/refutation (see handouts). If you were absent, fill out your chart in class Thursday.

    ~Group Activity: posters of claims

    ~Homework:

    • Evaluate each claim and counterclaim on your chart with a plus, check, or minus
    • Choose one counterclaim from your chart and write a concession and refutation on your chart.
    • Put together your English binder with the following tabs: Writing, Reading, Notes, Journals, Tests & Quizzes (Mac will help you determine which tab to file things under later)

    ~Today's Winners: 1537014, 1538447, 1544754, 1534963, 1535522, and 1536571. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school Friday.

    Tuesday, November 14

    ~Show Mac your 3-ring binders and dividers

    ~Read and annotate two articles (New York Times and Goldman Sachs). Look for claims, evidence, counterclaims, concessions, and refutations. Add evidence to your t-chart for your essay.

    ~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Monday, November 12+1

    ~Show Mac your 3-ring binders and dividers

     ~Library: book talks and check out 2nd quarter SSR book. If you were absent, please get the handout from the librarian and use the library webpage to fill it out.~Today's Winners: 1600913, 1613815, 1617538, 1528241, 1536430, and 1536616. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Friday, November 10 (no school...Veterans Day)

    Thursday, November 9

    ~Turn in Biography Assignment. If you email it to Mac this weekend, it will not be counted as late.

    SpringBoard/Notes 

    ´Review prompt
    ´Chart on page 89
    ´T-Chart Review
    ´Minimum of 8 pieces of evidence (quotes, paraphrase) from at least 4 different sources. (more is better)
    ´Make sure you include the page number and paragraph number
    ~Don't forget you need an English 3-ring binder and dividers by Monday. See Mac before or after school if you need to pick up one.
    Wednesday, November 8

    ~Biography Assignment: Due date changed to Thursday, November 10.

    ~SpringBoard vocabulary games are now extra credit for quarter 1. The top people will earn bonus points.

    ~Listened to articles from 1.17, annotated, and added evidence to the t-chart.

    ~SOAPSTone for both articles and questions 1-6 on page s 87-88 due today.

    ~Today's Winners: 1538683, 1539018, 1536767, 1536585, 1538940, and 1537094. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, November 7

    ~End of quarter STAR test if not completed yesterday.

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 1.17: 2 SOAPSTones, questions pages 87-88, and chart on page 89.

    ~Biography Assignment: Due date changed to Thursday, November 10.

    ~SpringBoard vocabulary games are now extra credit for quarter 1. The top people will earn bonus points.

    ~Today's Winners: Everybody. Nobody caught that Mac didn't update until Wednesday mornig. :( 

    Monday, November 6

    ~End of quarter STAR test.

    ~Today's Topic: Dear Ms. Mac. Please offer feedback on last week's subs, Ms. Thomas and her work in the classroom, and anything else you would like to say.

    ~Biography Assignment: Due date changed to Thursday, November 10.

    ~SpringBoard vocabulary games are now extra credit for quarter 1. The top people will earn bonus points.

    ~Today's Winners: 1538683, 1539018, 1536767, 1536585, 1538940, and 1537094. If your number is listed, please email Mac or stop by her classroom before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, November 1--Friday, November 3 (sub)

    ~SpringBoard lesson 1.17: Read and annotate both articles in this section (“Why College Isn’t and Shouldn’t Have to be For Everyone” and “Actually, College is Very Much Worth It.”)

    ~Fill out a SOAPSTone for EACH article.

    ~Answer the “Second Read” questions on pages 87-88.

    ~Add the following words to your vocabulary notes:

    • counterclaim
    • refutation
    • concession
    • concluding statement

    ~Counselor visits to discuss transcripts

    ~Feel free to email Mac if you have any questions.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school Monday. 

    Tuesday, October 31 (Happy Halloween and Harvestfest)

    ~Short Story: "The Tell-Tale Heart"  by Edgar Allan Poe"

    ~After the story, answer the following questions:

    • Is the narrator crazy?
    • What makes this a scary story?
    • What is the theme of the story?

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school Monday.

    Monday, October 30

    ~Read and annotate "An Early Start on College," page 81 of SpringBoard.

    ~Fill out the chart on pages 79-80 dealing with types of evidence. You can use any of the 3 articles we have read: "Education Still Pays" page 66, the Obama speech pages 70-74, and the one we read today.

    ~Exit Slip:

     How do specific audiences lead a speaker to shape an argument—i.e., lead the author to choose one type of evidence or example or word choice or tone? 

     Use evidence from today's activities and/or reading to justify your response.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school tomorrow.

    Friday, October 27

    ~In class essay. See prompt in yesterday's lesson. If you were absent, please complete the essay as homework and turn in Monday or come in Monday after school to complete the essay.

    ~Turn in your SMELL handout with your essay.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school Monday.

    Thursday, October 26

    ~Guest Teacher, Ms. Thomas

    ~Finish filling out the SMELL worksheet and discuss.

    ~Essay Prompt. Due by the end of class tomorrow:

    In a well written response, analyze how Obama effectively achieves his purpose in his speech to Wakefield High School students.

    · Write a thesis that identifies the claim Obama makes and how he makes it.

    · Explain how Obama supports that claim with reasoning and evidence ( i.e., appeal to logos) by establishing his credibility (ethos), and by appealing to the emotions (pathos) of his audience.

    · Bonus discussioin (I.e., you don't have to talk about this): Explain how the concession and conclusion support the claim. 

    Be sure to include multiple direct quotations from the text to support your explanations. Introduce and punctuate all quotations correctly—to the best of your knowledge and ability.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school tomorrow.

    Wednesday, October 25

    ~Guest Teacher, Ms. Thomas

    ~SMELL Strategy continued on Obama's speech.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school tomorrow.

    Tuesday, October 24

    ~Guest Teacher, Ms. Thomas

    ~Discussion: Rhetorical Appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)

    ~SMELL Strategy introduced.

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas this week and emails or gives it to Mac before school tomorrow.

    Monday, October 23

    ~Guest Teacher, Ms. Thomas

    ~Discussion: Occasion, Purpose, and Audience for Obama's speech (SpringBoard lesson 1.15)

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who writes down three things they learned from Ms. Thomas today and emails or gives it to Mac before school tomorrow.

    No school Friday. Enjoy your three-day weekend!

    Thursday, October 19

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 1.15 continued.

    ~Answer the seven questions on pages 74-75 as a group. If you were absent, you need to do this on your own.

    ~Discussion: anaphora

    ~Clever vocabulary games. Remember, you need to complete all of them by the end of the quarter. You can do this at home.

    ~Today's Winners: 1617507, 1536213, 1553158, 1601445, 1535072, & 1539473. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Wednesday, October 18

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 1.15 continued.

    ~Listen to Obama's speech from yeserday and continue annotating.

    ~Two assignments: SOAPSTone and rhetorical triangle. See Mac for handouts.

    ~Today's Winners: 1617507, 1536213, 1553158, 1601445, 1535072, & 1539473. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Tuesday, October 17

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 1.15, page 69. If you were absent, the SpringBoard link can be found under resources. Make sure you read and annotate President Obama's speech. Label examples of logos, pathos, and ethos.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1542900, 1604126, 1619928, 1538666, & 1602976. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Monday, October 16

    ~High School and Beyond Plan with Mr, Myhre. If you were absent, he will call you into the CCC.

    ~Today's Winners: 1537177, 1542900, 1604126, 1619928, 1538666, & 1602976. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Friday, October 13

    ~Group Competition

    ~Fill in your T-Chart of evidence for EA2 from the video we watched and article we read this week. Make sure you document your sources for possible use in your essay.

    ~SpringBoard Vocabulary Quiz (periods 5 & 6). Period 3 will take the quiz next week.

    ~Today's Winners: 1539600, 1552140, 1538895, 1536620, 1613815, & 1538565. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    *Good job Amy catching your number. Prize for you! :-}

    Thursday, October 12

    ~SpringBoard Lesson 1.14. If you were absent, please come in and complete this lesson. Allow about 30 minutes.

    ~Today's Winners: 1539600, 1552140, 1538895, 1536620, 1613815, & 1538565. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Wednesday, October 11

    ~SpringBoard: Zinc labs games. See Mac to learn how to do this.

    ~Return/Renew/Check-Out library books.

    ~Today's Winners: 1612218, 1549247, 1540383, 1545819, 1536616, & 1537094. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Tuesday, October 10

    Today's Topic: Make a T-chart on the pros and cons of attending college. This is your first prewrite for the upcoming essay. You will turn it in with your final draft.

    ~SpringBoard lesson 1.13, pages 64-65. Read page 64. Watch the video "Five Ways Ed Pays" (link can be found under resources, and fill out the chart on page 65.

    ~Write an extended paragraph in which you state the claim of the video and back it up with evidence from the video.

    ~Today's Winners: 1612218, 1549247, 1540383, 1545819, 1536616, & 1537094. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Monday, October 9

    ~Today's Topic: College

    ~SpringBoard: Unpacking embedded assessment 2 for Unit 1 (pages 63 & 444)

    ~Vocabulary: make sure you have definitions of the following words. Definitions can be found under "Resources" and then "SpringBoard Resources.

     1.anaphora

    2.rhetorical appeals (rhetoric)
    3.pathos
    4.ethos
    5.logos
    6.transcript
    7.juxtapose
    8.prose
    9.poetry
    10.connotation
    11.denotation
    12.analogy
    13.claim
    14.counterclaim

    ~Today's Winners: 1553055, 1536765, 1538831, 1617538, 1537052, & 1647230. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Friday, October 6

    ~Group Competitions: SpringBoard Vocabulary, Syllabus, Rebus

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who emails or comes into Mac's classroom before the 7:14 bell tomorrow and shares an act of kindness they have done. Yesterday was "Do Something Nice Day."

    Thursday, October 5

    ~Today's Topic: What is on your mind right now?

    ~Handout: Biography Writing Assignment (see handouts)

    ~Today's Winners: Anyone who emails or comes into Mac's classroom before the 7:14 bell tomorrow and shares an act of kindness they have done. Today is "Do Something Nice Day."

    Wednesday, October 4

    ~SpringBoard lesson 1.3 continued. Re-read the excerpt from Speak and annotate.

    ~Assignment: Please find the assignment "Speak" under resources.

    ~SSR

    ~Today's Winners: Good job Aren catching Mac not updating.

    Tuesday, October 3

    ~SpringBoard lesson 1.3. Read the excerpt from Speak and fill out the double entry journal on page 12.

    ~SSR

    ~Today's Winners: 1538986, 1538565, 1546867, 1547270, 1617538, & 1540383. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Monday, October 2

    ~Today's Topic: Write your best description of pizza.

    ~SpringBoard Activity 1.2. If you were absent, please look online and complete at home, or come in to Mac's class before or after school to do it.

    ~Vocabulary: make sure you have definitions of the following words:

    ?Voice
    ?Tone
    ?Diction
    ?Syntax
    ?Imagery
    ?Inference

    ~Today's Winners: 1549274, 1537177, 1534963, 1601445, 1537052, & 1547270. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Friday, September 29

    ~Educational Board Games.

    ~Several students are on a field trip today, so hopefully they are checking the web page. :-}

    ~Today's Winners: 1538683, 1542900, 1538949, 1618672, 1538940, & 1539473. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Thursday, September 28

    ~Today's Topics (double points for two topics):

    • If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
    • Who has a more difficult life, boys or girls and why?

    ~Group competitions!

    ~Today's Winners: 1538683, 1542900, 1538949, 1618672, 1538940, & 1539473. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Wednesday, September 27

    ~Today's Topic: If you could be only one, which would you rather be: rich, smart, or good-looking?

    ~New Group Seating Chart and Group Competitions.

    ~Today's Winners: 1543442, 1545819, & 1536571. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Tuesday, September 26

    ~Today's Topic: Is Jack from "Jack and the Beanstalk" successful because he is lucky or smart? This is a prewrite for today's essay and should be turned in with the essay.

    ~Essay: Write a paragraph that answers the following prompt:

      Is Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk” successful because he is lucky or smart?

    ?Paragraphs need to be:
    –Well organized with a clear claim/thesis.
    –Support one side only of the argument.
    –Contain evidence from the story, including a minimum of three quotes, to back up your claim/thesis.
    –Due at the end of the period. Not homework.
    –Written in pen.
    –This assignment is the biggest so far, so take it seriously please.

    *If you were absent, you need to come in before or after school to complete this essay in class. It is not homework.

    ~Today's Winners: 1539018, 1619928, & 1536733. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow

    Monday, September 25

    ~Today's Topic: Dreams

    ~Read and annotate the story "Jack and the Beanstalk." You can find a copy of it under "Resources" (ignore the questions at the end).

    ~Today's Winners: 1543442, 1545819, & 1536571. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Friday, September 22

    ~Library: Check out an autobiography, biography, or memoir. Make sure you bring it to class every day.

    ~Today's Topic: Story using the words balloon, fuzzy, Spiderman, Christmas

    ~Today's Winners: 1547289, 1528241, & 1620460. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Thursday, September 21

    ~SSR: Mac will check your books

    ~Last day to turn in Easy Points Homework for 25% off. 50% off starting tomorrow.

    ~Today's Topic: What are you grateful for?

    ~Today's Winners: 1547289, 1528241, & 1620460. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Wednesday, September 20

    ~SSR: Mac will check your books

    ~Today's Topic: Trump

    ~Turn in Easy Points Homework. Mac will take late for fewer points. Minus 25% if in by tomorrow and minus 50% if in after Thursday.

    ~Today's Winners: Good job Diana catching Mac not updating.

    Tuesday, September 19

    ~SSR: Mac will check your books

    ~Today's Topic: Pet peeves

    ~Easy Points Homework: Due Wednesday, September 20 (See resources to print)

    ~SpringBoard: read and annotate page 1

    ~Assignment: Define "coming of age" and list at least 5 events/milestones which are part of "coming of age"

    ~Today's Winners: Mac forgot to update. :(

    Monday, September 18

    ~SSR: Tell Mac what book you are reading

    ~Syllabus/Handbook discussion. Make sure you know Mac's three behavior expectations.

    ~Introduction to daily writing prompts

    ~Today's Topic: Trump

    ~Easy Points Homework: Due Wednesday, September 20 (See resources to print)

    ~Today's Winners: 1536213, 1536620, & 1538666. Contact Mac via email or in person before the 7:14 bell tomorrow.

    Friday, September 15

    ~SpringBoard books. Please label your own book. Books will stay in the classroom.

    ~Last day of name practice.

    ~Brain Excercises

    Thursday, September 14

    ~SSR

    ~Syllabus and Handbook discussion and assignment

    Wednesday, September 13

    ~Administrator presentation & Planners (6th period)

    ~Syllabus Discussion Continued

    ~SSR

    ~STAR Scores and conferences

    Tuesday, September 12

    ~Administrator presentation

    ~Planner handed out

    ~Syllabus for English: read and discuss

    ~SSR

    Monday, September 11

    ~STAR Reading Test.

    ~Make sure you bring an SSR book to class every day. If you are having trouble finding one, please see Mac before or after school.

    Friday, September 8

    ~Alliterated name tags.

    ~Brain stretchers

    Thursday, September 7

    ~Library Orientation

    ~Check out or bring your own SSR book to class daily.

    Wednesday, September 6

    ~Welcome! :-}

    ~Introductions and brain stretchers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srQncxJ6gRM&list=LLJM4wNZcW5IZLXQYpT2UWzg