Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week of February 19, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at Shakespeare's Hamlet.  On Monday we will finish our discussion of Act II and will begin discussion of Act III.  On Wednesday you will take the Act III quiz.  On Friday you will take a test on Acts I, II and III.  Make sure you keep up with your work.

12th Academic English
This week you will continue to gather and process information for the research project.  The second set of documents is due on Tuesday at the start of class.  You will receive a copy of a sample research paper and I will review this with you.  This sample will help you understand what your final paper should look like.  Remember, document packet #3 is due on Monday, February 26th.

SAT Prep
This week we will work on chapters 17 and 18 in your SAT Premier workbook.  Make sure you continue to practice the strategies learned in class for successful completion of the SAT Reading Test.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Week of February 12, 2018
11th Academic English
We're adjusting our calendar due the snow days over the last two weeks.  On Tuesday of this week you will take a quiz on Act II of Hamlet.  This week we will begin a look at Act III of this tragedy.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #10, will turn in reading response #10 and will begin work on vocabulary list #11.  The Act III quiz scheduled for Friday, 2/16, has been moved to Monday, 2/19.

12th Academic English
We're adjusting some due dates for the research packets.  Due to the snow days over the last two weeks, research document packet #2 is now due on Monday, 2/19.  Research document packet #3 is now due on Monday, 2/26.  Continue to use your library research time wisely to find and process sources for your research project.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #10.  You must show me your completed vocabulary list #10 to get the power point printout for this quiz.  Please make sure you keep up with all class work and home work.

SAT Prep
We are a little behind schedule due to the snow days of the last two weeks.  On Monday, we will finish our work on Chapter 15.  Tuesday and Wednesday we will work on Chapter 16.  On Thursday and Friday you will complete revising and editing work on units 6 through 10.  Next week we will use two days to take an SAT Practice Test.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Week of January 29, 2018
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our analysis of Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.  On Monday we will wrap up our work with Act I.  On Tuesday you will take a quiz on Act I then will begin work on the Act II study guide.  On Thursday of this week you will turn in reading response #9, will take vocabulary quiz #9 and will work on vocabulary list #10.  On Friday we will discuss Act II of Hamlet.

12th Academic English
This week you will begin to gather and to process the research documents you'll need to complete your research project.  On Tuesday you will turn in your finalized Thesis Statement.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #9, will copy vocabulary list #10 and then will continue your work in the library.  Remember to plan your time accordingly so you are able to meet all deadlines for this project.

SAT Prep
On Monday through Wednesday we will work on chapter 14 in the SAT Premier Workbook.  On Thursday and Friday you will spend some time working in class on an SAT practice test.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Week of December 18, 2017
11th Academic English
We'll finish up our analysis of The Crucible this week.  On Monday you'll take the Act IV quiz.  Tuesday you'll take the final test on this unit.  We'll watch a film version of this play then will discuss the similarities and differences between the play we've read in class and the film adaptation.  Make sure you are ready for a fantastic holiday vacation!

12th Academic English
This week we'll continue our analysis of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  On Monday we'll finish our discussion of Act III and will begin work on Act IV.  On Tuesday you will take the Act III quiz and continue work with Act IV.  Wednesday is the first test in this unit.  The test will cover the notes on The English Renaissance and Acts I, II and III of this play.  Enjoy the holiday break!

SAT Prep
This week you will finish the first Practice Test from the SAT Workbook, then will begin work on Chapter 23.  Enjoy the holiday break!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Week of December 11, 2017
11th Academic English
This week we will work with Act IV of The Crucible.  We will read together and discuss this act then you will take a quiz on Act IV.  You will also take a test on the entire play either on Friday or on Monday.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #7, will turn in reading response #7 and will work on vocabulary list #8.

12th Academic English
This week we will read together and discuss Act III of MacBeth.  When we finish our discussion you will take a quiz on Act III.  Since we're at the mid-point of the play, you will take a test on the first three acts and on the information concerning the English Renaissance.  This test will happen either on Friday or on Monday.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #7, will turn in reading response #7 and will work on vocabulary list #8.

SAT Prep
During the first half of the week you will practice editing and revising skills using selections 11 through 15 in the Editing and Revising Workbook.  Later in the week you will work on the first Reading practice test in your SAT Workbooks, pp. 723-750

Friday, December 1, 2017

Week of December 4, 2017
11th Academic English
This week we will read together and discuss Act III of The Crucible.  Make sure you finish the Act III study guide.  You will take a quiz on Act III when we finish our discussion.  Later in the week you will have some time to work on reading response #7.  On Friday we will have a guest speaker with us from McCann's School of Business. 

12th Academic English
This week we will read together and discuss Act II of MacBeth.  You should be finished the study guide for this act by Tuesday.  You will take a quiz on Act II when we finish our work with Act II.  Later in the week you will have some class time to work on reading response #7.  On Friday we will have a guest speaker with us from McCann's School of Business.

SAT Prep
This week we will work on chapters 17 and 18 in the SAT Premier Workbook.  Later in the week we will use the Editing and Revising workbooks to complete selections 11 through 15.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Week of November 27, 2017
11th Academic English
This is a busy week for us.  We'll complete our work with Act II of The Crucible.  On Wednesday you'll take a quiz on Act II and will begin work on Act III.  On Thursday you'll take a test on Acts I and II then continue work with Act III.  On Friday you'll turn in reading response #6, will take vocabulary quiz #6 and will work on vocabulary list #7.  For those of you going to the Winter Formal on Saturday, have a great time!

12th Academic English
On Tuesday and Wednesday we'll read together and discuss some scenes from Act I of MacBeth.  Thursday you'll take a quiz on Act I of MacBeth and will begin work on Act II of this tragedy.  On Friday you'll turn in reading response #6, will take vocabulary quiz #6 and will work on vocabulary list #7.  For those of you going to the Winter Formal on Saturday, have a great time!

SAT Prep
On Tuesday you will take a sample SAT test.  Wednesday through Friday we will work on Chapters 17 and 18 in the SAT Premier Workbook.  If you are going to the Winter Formal on Saturday, have a great time!