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Assume that we'll work on the Newsletter every week. Due dates and other important dates are indicated in this schedule.

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

Week 1: Week of 29-Jan-2018
  • When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
  • Pre-reading activities
  • Homework: Read pp. 103-118
  • Homework: Identify questions you have about language or plot
  • Homework: Prepare to discuss post-reading activities listed in Week 2. Make notes of anything you do not understand about these activities or about any examples you have.
  • Homework (Due next week):
    Analyze the Text p 120
    Critical Vocabulary p 121
    Vocabulary Strategy p 121
  • Post-reading activity: Discussion
  • Newsletter -- Decide sections and teams
Week 2: Week of 05-Feb-2018
  • When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
  • Homework: Prepare post-reading activities, prepare for quiz
  • Homework:
    Analyze the Text p 120
    Critical Vocabulary p 121
    Vocabulary Strategy p 121 -- Just #2 and #3
  • Prepare quiz questions
Week 3: Week of 12-Feb-2018
  • Quiz on Pirzada
  • And of Clay We Are Created (Close Reader)
  • Pre-reading activities
  • Read pp. 39-52
  • Close Reader Page 40 question #2 and page 41, question #4
    Page 52 Short Response.
    Be sure to cite text evidence to support your answer! These are questions associated with And of Clay We Are Created.
  • Post-reading activities: Discussion
  • First draft of newsletter article due
Week 4: Week of 19-Feb-2018
  • And of Clay We Are Created (Close Reader) final week of activities
  • Research the 5 W's of the real-life people who inspired this story. Report the 5 W's in present or present perfect tense. (We'll talk about this in class. It's not as complicated as it sounds.) Complete 250-500 words. We'll use the rubric located at http://english.cailab.net/rubrics/GrammarRubric.pdf.
  • Newsletter -- Everything for 1st issue due by the end of the week
Week 5: Week of 26-Feb-2018
  • Writing task: Narrative, see textbook pp 153-156.
    How long should your story be? For an A, it should be long enough to satisfy the requirements outlined on the rubric on page 156.
  • Review rubric
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrative outline or mindmap
Week 6: Week of 05-Mar-2018
  • Peer review of narratives
  • Narrative draft 1
  • Narrative final draft
  • Read pp 123-128, Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Analyzing the Text, p 130
  • Critical Vocabulary, p 131
  • Prepare quiz
Week 7: Week of 12-Mar-2018
Week 8: Week of 19-Mar-2018
Week 9: Week of 26-Mar-2018
  • Final exam preparation, first class:
    We have completed a variety of writing tasks this quarter including narrative, expository, and science fiction. In preparation for your final, we will decide on a short list (5-8 items) of questions or prompts that reflect these writing tasks. For your final, you will have 3-5 questions or prompts to choose from.
  • You can find a list of writing prompts at http://url.cailab.net/63.
  • Final exam, second class
Week 10: Week of 02-Apr-2018 -- SPRING BREAK
Week 11: Week of 09-Apr-2018 -- BEGIN 4TH QUARTER
  • We will be completing most of Selection Four this quarter, Romeo and Juliet
Week 12: Week of 16-Apr-2018
Week 13: Week of 23-Apr-2018
Week 14: Week of 30-Apr-2018
Week 15: Week of 07-May-2018
Week 16: Week of 14-May-2018
Week 17: Week of 21-May-2018
Week 18: Week of 28-May-2018