Monday, April 1, 2019

Week of April 1, 2019
**NS Theatre Arts' production of WEST SIDE STORY takes place Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th in our auditorium!  Curtain is at 7:00PM

11th Academic English
This week we will begin a look at America's Jazz Age.  We will use short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald to further our understanding of our country's coming of age.  You will be loaned an anthology of Fitzgerald's stories and will be given a project assignment sheet to guide you through this literary study.  Make sure you take notes and ask questions as we proceed.  Reading response #14 is due on Friday, April 5th.  Vocabulary quiz #14 will be given on Friday as well.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will wrap up our look at literature from England's Romantic Period.  We will discuss both "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and the selections from Frankenstein in preparation for a test on this period.  Vocabulary quiz #14 will be given on Friday and you will start work with vocabulary list #15 on Friday as well.

SAT Prep
Fourth quarter students will begin this course on Tuesday, April 2nd.  We will discuss class expectations and structure on Tuesday, then will begin work with the Editing and Revising workbooks.  You will receive a copy of an excellent resource, Kaplan's SAT Premier Workbook, to complete assignments for this course.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019
**Get your tickets for NS Theatre Arts' production of West Side Story!  See any cast member for tickets.
11th Academic English
This week we will finish viewing Hamlet.  Make sure you are ready to discuss the similarities and the differences you noticed between the film version of this play and the written version we studied in class.  Later in the week we will discuss America's Jazz Age and its influence on American literature from that period.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will continue our study of British literature from the Romantic Period.  We will review your work with "Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" and "The Prelude,"  then will look at some odes from the period.  Finally, we will look at a selection from the novel, Frankenstein and will begin work with "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

SAT Prep
This is the final week of our time together.  Make sure you turn in any work from chapters you were permitted to redo.  All work must be turned in to me no later than Friday morning.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Week of March 11, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will finish our study of Shakespeare's Hamlet.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we will read together and discuss Act V of this tragedy.  On Thursday you will take the Act V quiz and prepare for the final test on this play.  The final test will be given on Friday.

12th Academic English
On Tuesday you will turn in your Works Cited page and will take vocabulary quiz #12.  The rest of the week will be used to prepare the final draft of your research project.  Final drafts are due on Monday, March 18th.

12th Honors English
This week we will finish our study of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  On Monday you will take the Act IV quiz.  On Tuesday, you will take vocabulary quiz #12 rescheduled from last Friday.  Wednesday and Thursday we will read together and discuss Act V of this play.  On Friday you will take the Act V quiz, will work on the second essay assignment for this play, and will prepare for the final test on this unit, planned for Monday, March 18th.

SAT Prep
Continue to work on the required chapters in your SAT Premier workbook.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Week of March 4, 2019
**Winter has had its way with our third quarter plans!  All classes are working to stay on track.

11th Academic English
This week we will continue our work with Shakespeare's Hamlet.  We will discuss Act IV and will take a quiz on the Act IV study guide.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #12, will turn in reading response #12 and will work on vocabulary list #13.

12th Academic English
This week we are nearing the end of our research writing project.  On Monday and Tuesday you will work on a map to help you visually organize your writing.  Wednesday you will begin writing your position paper.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #12.  On Monday of next week you will turn in your Works Cited page.

12th Honors English
This week we will continue our work with Shakespeare's MacBeth.  We will discuss Act IV and will take a quiz on the Act Iv study guide.  On Wednesday you will turn in your Third Murderer essay.  Make sure you are following the format given to you for this assignment.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #12 and will work on vocabulary list #13.

SAT Prep
Continue to work on the required chapters from the SAT Premier Workbook.  Remember, any chapter you fail can be redone and resubmitted for an improved score.  You must finish all required chapters before you can begin Practice Test #1.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Week of February 11, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will take a look at Act II and Act III of Hamlet.  On Wednesday, you will take a quiz on the Act II study guide.  You'll have some class time to complete the Act III study guide before we discuss the events in the act.

12th Academic English
This week the first set of research documents is due.  On Wednesday you will hand in those documents at the beginning of class.  Make sure you are using class time wisely and are asking questions when you need help.

12th Honors English
This week we will discuss Act II of MacBeth and will work on Act III.  You'll have a quiz on Act II of this play when we finish our discussion.

SAT Prep
Continue to work on the required chapters in the SAT Premier Workbook.  Make sure you are practicing the strategies outlined in each chapter.  Ask questions if you need help.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Week of January 21, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will continue or look at Shakespeare's Hamlet.  We will review Act I and will begin work with Act II.  On Wednesday you will take a quiz on Act I.  Refer to your study guide for this act to prepare for the quiz.

12th Academic English
This week you will narrow your chosen research topic.  On Tuesday you will turn in your General Topic.  On Thursday you will turn in your Specific Topic and on the following Tuesday, you will turn in your Thesis Statement.  Make sure you are using your library time wisely and are asking for help and clarification as needed.

12th Honors English
This week we will continue our study of the English Renaissance and of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  Make sure you take good notes as you will have a test on the English Renaissance information in the near future.

SAT Prep
Early this week you will finish your work with the first five selections from the Editing and Revising workbooks.  When this work is finished, you will begin work using the SAT Premier workbook.  Remember to complete at least two required chapters per week.  Make sure you speak with Mr. Lucas should you have any questions.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Week  of January 14, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will begin our work with Shakespeare's Hamlet.  You will finish reading Act I and will complete the study guide for this act.  We will read together Act I, will discuss these scenes and will talk about the information we learn through the exposition of this play.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #9, will turn in reading response #9 and will work on vocabulary list #10.

12th Academic English
On Monday you will take the Act V quiz and on Wednesday you will complete the unit test, ending our study of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  This week we will begin work with a research writing unit.  This unit will prepare you to write successfully on the university level.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #9.

12th Honors English
This week we will begin a study of Shakespeare's tragedy, MacBeth.  On Monday you will take notes while we discuss The English Renaissance.  Throughout the week you will begin working with Act I of this play.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #9.

SAT Prep
All required chapters must be completed this week!  Practice Test #1 is due on Wednesday.  If you do not complete the required work for this course, you will receive an incomplete.  Make sure you finish up everything you should.