Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of December 10, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will wrap up our "book work" on The Crucible.  On Monday, you will take the Act IV quiz and on Wednesday you will take a test on the entire play.  Monday and Tuesday you will have some class time to work on your project.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #7, will turn in reading response #7 and will work with vocabulary list #8.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue our study of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  We will read Act II together and will work on Act III.  On Thursday you will take a quiz on Act II.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #7, will turn in reading response #7 and will work on vocabulary list #8.

12th Honors English
You will continue to work on your research project this week.  You will turn in the next set of research documents this week and will continue work on the third set of research documents due next week.  Be prepared for vocabulary quiz #7 on Friday.

SAT Prep
Continue your work on the required chapters from the SAT Premier workbook.  Don't forget, if you receive a low grade on any of the chapter review documents, you can revisit that chapter to correct your mistakes.  Be sure to ask for help if you don't understand any information in the chapters.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Week of December 3, 2018
11th Academic English
This week our work with Arthur Miller's drama, The Crucible, will continue.  On Tuesday, you will take a quiz on Act III and will continue work on the Act IV study guide.  Later in the week we will make up the Acts I and II test, then will continue our study of Act IV.  Be prepared for a quiz on Act IV and a test on the entire play early next week.

12th Academic English
This week we will read together and discuss Act I of MacBeth.  You will have some class time to complete the Act I study guide.  On Thursday, you will take a quiz on Act I and will continue work with the Act II study guide.

12th Honors English
This week we will continue work on the research project.  You will finalize your thesis statement and turn in that information on Tuesday.  The first document packet will be due on Thursday.  Refer to the document format sheet you received in class last Friday to complete this work.  Deadlines are important during this project, so use your time wisely.

SAT Prep
The quarter is quickly passing by.  Make sure you are using your time wisely to complete all required chapters for this course.  Ask questions if you don't understand something.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Week of November 27, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will be busy.  You will work on a reading response that will be due on Friday, November 30th.  We will review vocabulary list #6 and will check vocabulary review sheet #6 in preparation for a quiz on Friday.  We will also read together and discuss Act III of The Crucible.  Your quiz on Act III will be moved to next week.

12th Academic English
This week you will work on reading response #6.  On Friday, you will take vocabulary quiz #6 and will begin work on list #7.  We will begin work with MacBeth this week by first reviewing information about the English Renaissance.  I will adjust due dates on the second quarter calendar later this week.

12th Honors English
We will begin the research unit this week.  You'll turn in your General Topic and Specific Topic this week.  On Friday, you will take vocabulary quiz #6.

SAT Prep
You will continue work in our SAT Premier workbook this week.  Make sure you are practicing the strategies discussed in each chapter, are asking questions and clarifying information as you go, and are keeping up with the work schedule.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Week of November 19, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will begin work on The Crucible research project.  You'll have some time in class to begin your initial research and to confirm your project with Mr. Lucas.  Later in the week we will begin reading together Act III of this drama.

12th Academic English
On Monday we will review for the test on The Canterbury Tales.  On Tuesday you will take this test, then begin work on The English Renaissance.  On Wednesday we will continue discussing The English Renaissance

12th Honors English
On Monday we will review for the test on The Canterbury Tales.  On Tuesday you will take this test, then begin preliminary work on the research writing project.  We will continue research writing work on Wednesday.

SAT Prep
This week you will continue work on the chapters assigned to you from the SAT Premier workbook.  Make sure you are practicing the strategies!!!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our study of Arthur Miller's drama, The Crucible.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, you will work on the Act III study guide.  On Thursday, you will take a test on the first two acts of this play.  Later in the week we will talk about Act III and will begin to discuss the research project related to The Crucible.  Remember, refer to your second quarter calendar often to keep up with work.

12th Academic English
This week we will wrap up our study of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.  We will discuss "The Pardoner's Tale" in class.  At the end of the week you will take a test on this information, then begin work on Shakespeare's MacBeth.  Make sure you keep up with work in this class by referring to your second quarter calendar.

12th Honors English
This week we will finish our study of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.  We will review "The Pardoner's Tale" in class.  At the end of the week you will take a test on this unit, then will begin work on the Research Writing project.

SAT Prep
This week you should continue working with chapters in the SAT workbook.  Don't forget to turn in your answer sheets as you complete chapters.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Week of November 5, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at Arthur Miller's drama, The Crucible.  We will read together sections of Act II and discuss the elements of conflict that are starting to appear in this play.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #5, will turn in reading response #5 and will begin work on vocabulary list #6.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue our work with "The Nun's Priest's Tale."  We will discuss the literary elements found in this work and also will discuss what societal values are reflected in this tale.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #5, will turn in reading response #5 and will begin work on vocabulary list #6.

12th Honors English
We will continue our analysis of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" this week.  Make sure your table is ready to teach your assigned segment of this work.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #5, will turn in reading response #5 and will work on vocabulary list #6.  On Friday, we will begin work on "The Pardoner's Tale."

SAT Prep
This week you will continue work with the SAT Premier workbook.  Make sure you are practicing the strategies explained in the chapters you study.  Turn in completed answer sheets as you finish the chapter work.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018

SAT Prep
This week we finish this course.  All of you should have developed skills and strategies that will help you when you take the SAT.  Make sure you review this information and use the practice tests both in the workbook and online when preparing for the SAT.

12th Academic English
This week you will finish your work with "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales.  Make sure you have detailed notes from this work.  Later in the week we will begin work with two of Chaucer's tales, "The Nun's Priest Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale,"  Both of those tales are in the packet given to you on Friday.

11th Academic English
This week we will discuss Act I of The Crucible.  Later in the week you will take the Act I quiz and will begin work on Act II of this drama.  What do you think the author is trying to tell us in this extended metaphor?

12th Honors English
This week you will finish work on "The Prologue" from The Canterbury Tales.  Later in the week we will begin work with two of Chaucer's tales, "The Nun's Priest Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale."  As we work with these selections, think about the literary devices and literary structures used in these two tales