1/24: Introductions and classroom procedures (Have all supplies by Wednesday, 2/1 for homework grade)
1/25: Finish classroom procedures; personal essays; grammar diagnostic test and completion of goal cards (2nd period)
1/26: Grammar diagnostic test and goal cards (1st period); received online assignment; discussion of most frightening moment;
William Bradford bio and voc. words from Of Plymouth Plantation.
1/27: Pop quiz on classroom "rules of the game." Also read Of Plymouth Plantation and took notes with discussion.
1/30: Finished discussion of Of Plymouth Plantation; began reading and discussion of "Upon the Burning of Our House" with Anne
Bradstreet biography (poem on separate handout)
1/31: Finished discussion on "Upon the Burning of Our House" and read and discussed "To My Dear and Loving Husband"
by Anne Bradstreet. Also began verb usage study.
2/1: Grammar (regular/irregular verbs); reviewed "To My Dear and Loving Husband" and began an analytical essay on the poem.
2/2: Grammar (irregular verbs); finished writing Bradstreet essay; read Jonathan Edwards' bio and got new voc. words; began
reading "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God"
2/3: Grammar; finished reading "Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God; Journal Entry #1
2/6: Grammar, review for test on Tuesday
2/7: Grammar; Early American Lit Test; began Franklin study
2/8: Grammar (verbs); Began reading from The Autobiography (Franklin); JE #2
2/9: Grammar (verbs); Finished reading Franklin's Autobiography; got assignment on keeping a time chart
2/10: Grammar (verbs); read exerpts from Poor Richard's Alamanack; JE # 3
2/13: Grammar worksheet (verbs); grammar review; Franklin review for quiz; essay review
2/14: Grammar worksheet (verbs); Franklin quiz; vocabulary (definitions/parts of speech/other forms of words)
2/15: Grammar worksheet (verbs); review of weekly vocabulary words with other forms; visit from Guidance
2/16: Grammar; vocabulary review for quiz; Qualey visit to set up for ACT test
2/17: Grammar; vocabulary quiz with new words; Paine bio and began The Crisis
2/21: Grammar; vocabulary words/definitions; finished Paine's The Crisis
2/22: Grammar; Patrick Henry bio and "Speech in the Virginia Convention"
2/23: Grammar; finish reading/discussing "Speech in the virginia Convention"; vocabulary and grammar review
2/24: Grammar; voc. quiz 2; Paine/Henry short quiz; new words for vocabulary list 3
2/27: Grammar review; in-class persuasion writing assignment
2/28: Grammar test (verbs); introduction of Harlem Renaissance mini-project; background info on the Harlem Renaissance
2/29: Vocabulary review; finding research and easybib instructions; Irving bio and vocabulary; began "The Devil and Tom Walker"
3/1: Vocabulary review; finished reading "The Devil and Tom Walker"; pop quiz (absentees will be omitted)
3/2: Grammar (verb conjugation); vocabulary quiz 3 with new words; Harlem Renaissance background; Turnitin.com instructions
3/5: Grammar (verbs conjugation); read Hurston's "Dust Tracks on a Road"
3/7: Grammar (conjugation); vocabulary lesson 4 review; reviewed grammar test and persuasion essay; finished Hurston discussion
3/8: Grammar (conjugation); vocabulary lesson 4 review sentences; read Langston Hughes bio and "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
3/9: Grammar (conjugation); vocabulary quiz 4 and new list (5); book sharing; Journal Entry #6
3/12: Grammar (conjugation); read poems "I,Too," "Dream Variations," "Refugee in America," "I Hear America Singing," listened to
Louis Armstrong's "S.O.L. Blues", and JE #7
3/13: Grammar (conjugation); Read and discussed "The Tropics in New York," "From the Dark Tower," and "A Black Man Talks of Reaping"
3/14: Grammar (conjugation); voc. review; essay discussion; "Storm Ending," and H.R. review for quiz
3/15: Grammar (conjugation); voc. review; H.R. Quiz; Longfellow bio and "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls"
3/16: Grammar (conjugation); voc. quiz 5 with new words; discussion of "The Tide Rises"
3/19: Grammar (conjugation and review); "The Tide Rises" and Holmes' bio and "Old Ironsides"
3/20: Grammar (conjugation and review)' "Old Ironsides" discussion and review
3/21: Grammar review; vocabulary review; Emerson bio and "Self-Reliance"
3/22: Vocabulary review; grammar quia; Emerson and "Self-Reliance" discussion with JE #9
3/23: Vocabulary Quiz #6; journal writing; S.S.R. time
3/26: Grammar (fragments); research project introduction; began reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
3/27: Grammar (fragments); picked research topics; concluded "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
3/28: Grammar (fragments); review for mid-term test
3/29: Mid-term test
4/9: Grammar (fragments); voc. review; background to The Scarlet Letter with vocabulary; read chapter 1 and part of chapter 2
4/10: Grammar (fragments); research guidelines; Scarlet Letter reading
4/11: Grammar (fragments): Finished reading chapter 2 with review questions and began reading chapter 3 in The Scarlet Letter
4/12: Grammar (fragments); finished reading chapter 2 with questions; read chapter 3
4/13: Grammar (fragments); spelling/voc. quiz 1; read chapter 4; JE #11
4/16: Grammar (comma splices and run-ons); answered questions for chapters 3-4; read chapter 5 and began reading chapter 6
4/17: Grammar (comma splices and run-ons); finished reading chapter 6, read chapter 7, began chapter 8 with quiz
4/18: Turned in note cards; watched Part I of The Scarlet Letter; Grammar (run-ons and comma splices)
4/19: Reviewed grammar (run-ons, comma splices); chapters 1-8 practice sentences; finished reading chapter 8; answered questions
for chapters 5-8
4/20: Grammar (run-ons, comma splices, fragments); took Spelling/Vocabulary quiz 2; went over how to compile the research paper
and demonstrated parenthetical citations and works cited
4/23: Grammar (run-ons, comma splices, fragments); took Scarlet Letter Voc. Quiz 1; got new words for chapters 9-12; read chapters 9 and 10
4/24: Grammar (run-ons, comma splices, fragments); Scarlet Letter reading chapters 10-12 with questions
4/25: Watched part 2 of The Scarlet Letter; did chapters 9-12 practice sentences; S.S.R. time (rough drafts of research papers were
4/26: Grammar; Scarlet Letter questions; read chapter 13 and 14. Research Paper due Friday, 4/27 and Spelling/Voc. Quiz #3 on 4/27.
4/27: Took Spelling/Voc. quiz 3; Scarlet Letter voc. words chapters 13-24; chapters 14 and 15 reading
4/30: Review of spelling/voc. words list 4; read chapters 15 and 16 in The Scarlet Letter with discussion; had pop quiz on content
5/1: Reviewed Scarlet Letter Vocabulary (chapters 9-12 and 13-24); read chapter 19; did vocabulary word illustrations for word wall
5/2: Spelling/Voc. review; Scarlet Project introduced; chapters 19 and 20 reading
5/3: Spelling/voc. review; Scarlet Letter reading chapters 21-23
5/4: Spelling/voc. quiz 4; Scarlet Letter reading chapter 24; review questions chapters 13-24; Journal Entry #14
5/7: Finished Scarlet Letter questions; Scarlet Letter vocabulary review; Part 3 of film
5/8: Review of Scarlet Letter quotations; Scarlet Letter voc. quizzes; Part 4 of film
5/9: Scarlet Letter Presentations
5/10: Spelling/Voc. 5 review; Scarlet Letter Test
5/11: Spelling/Voc. Quiz 5; returned research papers and discussed; The Crucible character, themes, setting notes, JE #15
5/14: The Crucible vocabulary and background; began reading Act I
5/15: Review of vocabulary and reading from Monday; read and discussed Act I
5/16: Voc./spelling review; finished reading Act I; review questions and listened to Act I on tape
5/17: Voc/spelling review; vocabulary for Act II; began reading Act II
5/18: Voc./spelling quiz 6; finished reading Act II of The Crucible; review questions for Act II; Journal Entry #16
5/21: Voc. review; Act III voc. words; Act II review questions; begin reading Act III (2nd period)
5/22: Voc. review sentences; Act III reading; JE #17
5/23: Voc. review; finish Act III reading; Act III questions (2nd period); JE #18
5/24: Voc. review; read Act IV; review questions
5/24: Created word search puzzle