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!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Week of November 20, 2017
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our study of The Crucible.  We will read together and discuss Act II of this drama.  Make sure you complete the Act II study guide and are ready for a quiz on Act II after we return from Thanksgiving break.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

12th Academic English
This week we will begin an analysis of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of MacBeth.  You'll have some time this week to work on the Act I study guide for this play.  We'll also begin to read together and discuss portions of Act I.  When we finish our work with Act I, you will take a quiz on the Act I study guide.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

SAT Prep
We will work on Chapter 16 of the SAT Premier Workbook this week.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Week of November 6, 2017
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our study of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.  We will read together and discuss Act I of this drama.  You will check your study guide questions for Act I as we read together and discuss.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #5, will turn in reading response #5 and will work on vocabulary list #6.  On Friday, you will take the quiz for Act I of The Crucible, then will begin work on Act II.

12th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at The Canterbury Tales.  On Monday you will finish your work with "The Prologue." On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will read together and discuss "The Nun's Priest Tale."  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #5, will turn in reading response #5 and will work on vocabulary list #6.  On Friday, you will begin work with "The Pardoner's Tale."

SAT Prep
On Monday and through Wednesday, we will work together on Chapter 13 in the SAT Premier workbook.  Thursday and Friday, we will work together on Chapter 14 in the same book.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30, 2017
11th Academic English
This week we will begin our study of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible.  On Monday and Tuesday we will watch and take notes on a documentary about the Salem Witch Trial.  Wednesday we will do some preliminary work to get ready to analyze this classic American dramatic work.  Later in the week you will work on the next reading response and will begin work on Act I of The Crucible.

12th Academic English
This week we will begin an analysis of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.  You will begin reading and notating "The Prologue" from this work, pp.128+ in the literature text.  On Thursday you will work on the next reading response.

SAT Prep
On Monday and Tuesday, the first quarter students will review and ask questions about any of the chapters or strategies we studied.  On Wednesday we'll begin work with the 2nd quarter roster students.  We will review some basic grammar and editing skills, then will practice those using selections from the Revising and Editing workbooks.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of October 23, 2017
11th Academic English
This week you will take a Sentence Classification test on Monday.  Depending on the results of that test we either will begin a unit on the American Drama, The Crucible, or will review Sentence Classification work for a retest on that material later in the week.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #4, will turn in reading response #4 and will begin work on vocabulary list #5.

12th Academic English
On Monday you will take a test on Beowulf and Arthurian legend.  On Tuesday we will begin a unit on The Canterbury Tales.  You'll take some notes on this British classic, then will begin work on "The Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales, found in your text.  On Thursday, you will take vocabulary quiz #4, will turn in reading response #4 and will begin work on vocabulary list #5.

SAT Prep
On Monday you will finish work with the first reading practice test found in your SAT workbook.  Tuesday we will review your answers to this practice test, then we will review Chapters 24 and 25 in this workbook.