Thursday, October 18, 2018

Week of October 22, 2018

SAT Prep
This week you should complete all required chapters assigned to you. When those are finished, you should work on the practice test.  Make sure you have completed all assigned work by October 29th.  As always, if you have questions talk with me.

12th Academic English 
This week we will begin a study of Renaissance England.  We will start the unit with an overview of life in England during this time period, then will begin work with Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.  Make sure you are ready for the vocabulary quiz on Thursday.

11th Academic English
This week we will begin our American literature studies.  We will start with an overview of Colonial America, then work with the drama The Crucible, a play about the Salem Witch Trials.  Study for the vocabulary quiz on Thursday.

12th Honors English
This week we begin our look at Renaissance England and its literature.  You will take notes during an introductory power point presentation, then will begin work on The Canterbury Tales.  Vocabulary Quiz #4 happens on Thursday.  Make sure you are prepared for this.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Week of October 15, 2018
SAT Prep:
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week. Work on finishing up the assigned sections. Always ask for help if you don't understand something!

11th Academic:
In the beginning of the week we will continue classifying sentences. Your sentence classification test will be this Tuesday. Wednesday we will work on Reading Response 4 in class. We will begin a new unit towards the end of the week.

12th Academic:
We will continue our study of Arthurian Literature by reading Morte d' Arthur. Wednesday we will do Reading Response 4 in class. We will also complete an activity worksheet on Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and King Arthur.

12th Honors:
We will continue our study of Arthurian Literature by reading Morte d' Arthur. Wednesday we will do Reading Response 4 in class. We will also complete an activity worksheet on Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and King Arthur.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Week of October 8, 2018
SAT Prep:
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week.  Always ask for help if you don't understand something!

11th Academic English:
This week we will continue working on the classification of sentences. Tuesday we will be doing Reading Response 3 in class. You will take your vocabulary 3 test on Thursday, and begin vocabulary 4 words.

12th Academic English:
We will be reviewing for your vocabulary 3 test, which is Thursday of this week. After the test you will work on vocabulary 4 words. We will continue our study of Arthurian Literature by reading "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."

12th Academic Honors:
We will be reviewing for your vocabulary 3 test, which is Thursday of this week. After the test you will work on vocabulary 4 words. We will continue our study of Arthurian Literature by reading "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."

Friday, September 28, 2018

Week of October, 1 2018
SAT Prep
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week.  Always ask for help if you don't understand something! We will also be meeting individually with each student to monitor and ask about progress.

11th Academic English
Monday you will have a mini quiz on Clauses. The rest of the week we will continue to work on clauses and the classification of sentences. We will also work on Reading Response 3 this week.

12th Academic English
We will continue to learn about Arthurian Literature and start reading "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." We will also work on Reading Response 3 this week.

12th Academic Honors
We will continue to learn about Arthurian Literature and start reading "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." We will also work on Reading Response 3 this week. Remember your response essay to "The Red Badge of Courage" and "Beowulf" is due Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Week of September 24, 2018
Sat Prep
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week.  Always ask for help if you don't understand something! We will also be meeting individually with each student to monitor and ask about progress.

11th Academic English
This week we will begin learning about the Classification of Sentences. We will work on worksheets and complete practice problems from the grammar book in class. Tuesday we will go over vocabulary. Thursday is the Vocabulary 2 test and your Reading Response 2 is due.

12th Academic English
This week we will finish up our Beowulf group projects and briefly present them to the class. Tuesday we will go over vocabulary. Thursday is the Vocabulary 2 test and your Reading Response 2 is due. At the end of the week we will begin to learn about Arthurian Literature. 

12th Honors English
This week we will finish up our Beowulf group projects and briefly present them to the class. Tuesday we will go over vocabulary and discuss "The Red Badge of Courage". Thursday is the Vocabulary 2 test and your Reading Response is due. At the end of the week we will begin to learn about Arthurian Literature. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Week of September 17, 2018
Sat Prep
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week.  Always ask for help if you don't understand something! We will also be meeting individually with each student to monitor and ask about progress.

11th Academic English
This week you will continue to review the Parts of Speech. We will check your answers for the worksheets completed in class in order to prepare for the test, which will be sometime this week. Later in the week we will begin learning about Clauses and types of sentences.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue the study of Beowulf and the concept of what makes a hero? You will also be working with your groups to organize and plan your project, which is due September 26.

12th Honors English
This week we will finish our study of Beowulf, and prepare for the test, which will be sometime this week. You will also be working with your groups to organize and plan your project, which is due September 26. Lastly, continue reading "The Red Badge of Courage," and think about the essential question, "What makes a hero?"

Friday, August 31, 2018

Week of September 3, 2018
SAT Prep
This week you will continue to work in our book, reviewing and practicing strategies that will help you succeed on the SAT.  Remember to pace yourself, trying to complete two chapters a week.  Always ask for help if you don't understand something!

11th Academic English
This week we will continue our review of the Parts of Speech.  We will check your answers on each of the worksheets you completed in class, then will take a quiz on this information.  We will check your vocabulary work later in the week, so make sure you have all of that completed.

12th Academic English
This week we will discuss the Anglo-Saxon poetry you've read and annotated in class.  Be prepared to discuss both the pagan belief in Fate and the Christian belief in Free Will found in each of these poems.  You will begin a writing project based on this poetry and will begin a study of Beowulf later in the week.

12th Honors English
This week we will discuss the Anglo-Saxon poetry you've read and annotated in class.  We will focus our discussion on the Anglo-Saxon cultural elements found through this poetry.  You will be given time to work on a writing project based on this poetry and will begin a study of the epic poem, Beowulf later in the week.