Anything that looks like this needs to be on your portfolio page.

Anything that looks like this needs to be read.

Your textbook indicators:

  • If no indicator = Collections
  • CR = Close Reader
  • PA = Performance Assessment
Week 1: Week of 28-Jan-2019
  • Work on children's story. We will use class time this week to work on it, and it will be due the second class of next week. We will not be spending class time on it next week, however.
    • Brainstorm and list heroic characteristics
    • Share your outlines and ideas in small groups. In addition to sharing plots, themes, and characters, answer two questions for each group member's story: 1) what are the heroic characteristics of the protagonist, and 2) how are those characteristics demonstrated.
    • Be prepared to share outcomes of your group work with the class.
  • After group work, you will have time to work on your story. You can create it either digitally (PPT, infographic, video, flipsnack) or as a hard copy
  • Clean up your portfolio and post your class goals
  • Standards for children's story activity: W3, SL1
Week 2: Week of 04-Feb-2019
Week 3: Week of 11-Feb-2019
  • Analyzing the Text, p 438, for the Space reading. Due Monday the 11th for B class and Tuesday for A class.
  • Discuss Critical Vocabulary, p 439
  • Discuss Performance Task, p 438, with an eye towards creating a good argument and avoiding logical fallacies.
  • Outline for Performance Task p 438 due next week. Outline must include arguments/proof/examples. Download the rubric.
  • Standards: RI1-3, 5, 6, 8; W1; L3, 4c
Week 4: Week of 18-Feb-2019
Week 5: Week of 25-Feb-2019
  • Final draft for Performance Task p 438 due second class of the week
  • Read The Hero's Journey
  • Watch What Makes a Hero
  • We will brainstorm a short list of popular movies and novels that include a hero's journey. You will outline your chosen movie or book according to Josepth Campbell's Monomyth. If we have time, we might do an example as a class for The Wizard of Oz.
  • Standards: RI 1, 2, 4; W 10; SL 2-3; L6
Week 6: Week of 04-Mar-2019
Week 7: Week of 11-Mar-2019
  • Vocabulary stations for: eloquent, prevailed, alliance, exhortation, arsenal. Posted to portfolio. B Class - Download file we worked on in class here.
  • Post answers to the following questions for An Ordinary Man to your portfolio:
    • List three facts that stand out to you and why
    • List three actions the author took to protect those in his hotel
    • List three causes of the genocide according to the author
    • According to the author, what was the most important thing that saved the lives of the people in the hotel? Why was this so important?
    • Standards: RI 1, 2, 4; W 10; SL 2-3; L6
Week 8: Week of 18-Mar-2019
  • Get your course forms in!
  • Read Deep Survival pp 325-334
  • In-class activity: Vocabulary activity for vocabulary p 337: disintegration, deduce, conversely, distill, demeanor. Complete Critical Vocabulary section as a class.
  • Quiz for Deep Survival
  • Performance Task p 336, Argument due second class of next week.
  • In-class activity: Speed discussion using questions from Performance Task p 336
  • Standards: RI 1-6; W1

Listen to Deep Survival with short pauses at page breaks

Week 9: Week of 25-Mar-2019
  • In-class activity: Speed discussion using questions from Performance Task p 336
  • Performance Task p 336, Argument due second class of this week.
  • Standards: RI 1-6; W1
Week 10: Week of 01-Apr-2019 End Q3
  • Read Truth at All Costs, CR pp 85-90
  • Complete vocabulary activity for: propaganda, bravado, repatriate. We will choose other vocabulary from the reading as a class.
  • Complete Short Response p 90. This should be typed, not written in the book. Because we are going on break, late work will not be accepted.
Week 11: Week of 15-Apr-2019 Begin Q4
Week 12: Week of 22-Apr-2019
Week 13: Week of 29-Apr-2019
Week 14: Week of 06-May-2019
Week 15: Week of 13-May-2019
Week 16: Week of 20-May-2019
Week 17: Week of 27-May-2019
Week 18: Week of 03-Jun-2019
Week 19: Week of 10-Jun-2019
  • IRP due

*You need to get the teacher's permission before completing an extra credit project. All work for the week needs to be completed before you can work on extra credit. Extra credit projects can only be completed for the week they are listed.