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Week of 5/8/17

English 12

Monday - Science Fiction Story Share & comments


Tuesday - Analyze Sci. Fi. story teacher comments


Wednesday - Resumes, cover letters, etc.


Thursday - Resumes, cover letters, etc.


Friday - DEAR assignment work day

  • DEAR informational essay is due Monday, May 15, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication


Monday - Late speeches? Intro. Group Persuasive Project


Tuesday - Group Persuasive Project topic requests; self-evaluation of info. speech due


Wednesday - Group Persuasive Project research


Thursday - Group Persuasive Project research & outlines


Friday - Group Persuasive Project work day



PS English 11


Monday - Fictionalized Memoir peer editing


Tuesday - Fictionalized Memoir final work day


Wednesday - Fictionalized Memoirs due; peer reading and analysis


Thursday - TBD


Friday - DEAR assignment work time

  • DEAR informational essay is due Monday, May 15, 2017, in Google Classroom.


8th Grade Reading


Monday - IR; book talk info.; MAP goal setting


Tuesday - Spring MAP assessment


Wednesday - Claim/Evidence/Analysis reading and writing; IR


Thursday - IR; C/E/A work time


Friday - Book talks


*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.




Week of 5/1/17

English 12

Monday - Science Fiction work day


Tuesday - Science Fiction work day


Wednesday - TBD


Thursday - Dialogue writing & punctuation


Friday - Science Fiction stories due

  • DEAR informational essay is due Monday, May 15, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication


Monday - Late speeches; Chapters 8 & 9 notes


Tuesday - Group Persuasive Project info.; Chapter 15 notes


Wednesday - TBD


Thursday - Persuasive topics; begin research


Friday - Chapters 8, 9 & 15 Test; research continued



PS English 11


Monday - Fictionalized Memoir project info.


Tuesday - Monster vocabulary due and quiz; memoir research


Wednesday - TBD


Thursday - Memoir writing day


Friday - Memoir writing continued

  • DEAR informational essay is due Monday, May 15, 2017, in Google Classroom.


8th Grade Reading


Monday - Lit. Circle reading and prep.


Tuesday - Lit. Circles; see calendar for assigned reading


Wednesday - Lit. Circle reading and prep.


Thursday - Lit. Circle final meeting; bookmark due


Friday - Lit. Circle essay test


*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.








Week of 4/17/17

English 12

Monday - No School


Tuesday - Seniors - Reality Fair


Wednesday - Continue with The War of the Worlds; film study


Thursday - TWOTW film


Friday - TWOTW film/novel comparison

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication


Monday - No School


Tuesday - Outlines (due Wed.)


Wednesday - Finish Outlines


Thursday - Rehearsals

Friday - "Band Day" - bonus work day; speeches begin Monday!



PS English 11


Monday - Monster continued; writing prompt


Tuesday - Monster continued; vocabulary & notes


Wednesday - Monster; vocabulary & notes


Thursday - Monster; writing prompt


Friday - Monster; worksheet

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.


8th Grade Reading


Monday - No School


Tuesday - Lit. Circles; see calendar for assigned reading


Wednesday - Lit. circle meeting #1; bookmark due


Thursday - Lit. circles; see calendar


Friday - Lit. circles; see calendar


*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.




Week of 4/10/17



English 12



Monday - The War of the Worlds reading & vocabulary



Tuesday - Continue with The War of the Worlds; vocabulary



Wednesday - Finish TWOTW; vocabulary; writing prompt



Thursday - Activity: TBD



Friday - No School


  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication



Monday - Informative Speech memo due; last research day



Tuesday - Outlines (due Thursday)



Wednesday - Introductions & Conclusions (due Tuesday)



Thursday - Work on outlines and intros/conclusions



Friday - No School





PS English 11



Monday - Monster introduction



Tuesday - Begin reading novel; vocabulary study



Wednesday - Monster; annotations while reading



Thursday - MLA in-text citations review (?)



Friday - No School



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



8th Grade Reading



Monday - NEWSELA article and writing prompt; IR



Tuesday - Begin Lit. Circles; calendars



Wednesday - Lit. circle books reading day; bookmark assignment



Thursday - IR; reader's notebook



Friday - No School



*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Week of 4/3/17



English 12



Monday - The War of the Worlds intro. & vocabulary



Tuesday - Continue with The War of the Worlds; vocabulary



Wednesday - TWOTW; vocabulary; writing prompt



Thursday - TWOTW; vocabulary



Friday - TWOTW; vocabulary



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication



Monday - Ch's 12-13 notes; intro. Informative Speech assignment



Tuesday - Ch's 10-13 discussion; topic research and selection



Wednesday - Topic research



Thursday - Work on Topic/Research Memo (due Mon.); review for test



Friday - Chapters 10-13 test





PS English 11



Monday - Macbeth review



Tuesday - Macbeth essay test



Wednesday - DEAR project



Thursday - Analyze play; 32-second version of Macbeth play acting



Friday - DEAR project



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



8th Grade Reading



Monday - 4th quarter goals and book count; IR



Tuesday - IR; reader's notebook



Wednesday - News article and writing prompt



Thursday - IR; reader's notebook



Friday - Begin lit. circles???



*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Week of 3/20/17

English 12

Monday - DEAR presentations

Tuesday - All the King's Men film review in conjunction with unit study

Wednesday - same

Thursday - same

Friday - In-class writing assignment for film review

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.

Oral Interpersonal Communication

Monday - Ch. 6: Interpersonal Relationships notes

Tuesday - Ch. 6 quiz; self disclosure activity; Johari window activity

Wednesday - Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus video analysis

Thursday - same

Friday - Finish video; In-class writing assignment


PS English 11

Monday - Act IV

Tuesday - Finish Act IV; writing prompt

Wednesday - Act V

Thursday - Act V writing prompt; film

Friday - TBD

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.

8th Grade Reading

Monday - 7 article reviews and notes; IR

Tuesday - IR; reader's notebook

Wednesday - IR; lit. circle choices

Thursday - IR; reader's notebook

Friday - Empathy writing prompt for all articles

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.




Week of 3/13/17



English 12



Monday - Constitution to Hamlet



Tuesday - Constitution to The Art of Racing in the Rain



Wednesday - Continued from Tuesday



Thursday - Connections Essay



Friday - Essay continued



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication



Monday - Ch. 5: Listening notes



Tuesday - Listening self-assessment & activity



Wednesday - Listening activity; test review



Thursday - work day



Friday - Chapters 3-5 Exam



PS English 11



Monday - Act I film



Tuesday - Act II; writing prompt



Wednesday - Act III



Thursday - Act III writing prompt



Friday - Acts II & III film



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



8th Grade Reading



Monday - Finish book talks; IR



Tuesday - Muslim Boxer article; IR; reader's notebook



Wednesday - IR; Honeycutt chapter



Thursday - IR; next article; pair/share reader's notebook



Friday - Empathy writing prompt for all articles



*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.






Week of 3/6/17

English 12

Monday - Finish The Art of Racing in the Rain essay

Tuesday - Constitution unit intro & discussion of options

Wednesday - Reading - Constitution

Thursday - Finish reading - Constitution

Friday - Begin writing assignment - Constitution

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.

Oral Interpersonal Communication

Monday - Ch. 4 notes; nonverbal comm. intro.

Tuesday - Nonverbal comm. notes continued

Wednesday - Finish notes; PAT 5; journal activity

Thursday - PAT 5; journal activity

Friday - PAT 5 work day: due Monday

PS English 11

Monday - Discuss "Fake News" article from Fri.; review MLA research paper grades & comments

Tuesday - Shakespeare review & discussion

Wednesday - Macbeth intro & writing activity

Thursday - Begin play

Friday - Macbeth continued

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.

8th Grade Reading

Monday - Reader's notebook; IR

Tuesday - Discuss article; IR; reader's notebook

Wednesday - IR; reader's notebook

Thursday - IR; next article; pair/share reader's notebook

Friday - IR; discuss article; reader's notebook

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.



Week of 2/27/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday - Coal Mining article; reader's notebook; IR

Tuesday - Discuss article; IR; reader's notebook check

Wednesday - Empathy poster; IR; reader's notebook

Thursday - IR; pair/share reader's notebook

Friday - IR; empathy article

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.

PS English 11

Monday - ACT ELA review

Tuesday - ACT

Wednesday - Work Keys; DEAR time

Thursday - Fake News activity

Friday - Finish Fake News activity

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.

Oral Interpersonal Communication

Monday - Alternative language discussion; Ch. 3 notes

Tuesday - Work Day

Wednesday - "American Tongues" video & discussion

Thursday - PATs 3 & 4 assignment

Friday - PATs 3 & 4 work time; due today

English 12

Monday - Finish The Art of Racing in the Rain; vocabulary

Tuesday - AoRitR; discussion questions

Wednesday - AoRitR Essay, due Monday

Thursday - AoRitR essay work time; vocabulary

Friday - Vocabulary test; Vocab. packet due; AoRitR essay work time

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.






Week of 2/13/17



8th Grade Reading



Monday - The Odyssey reflection paper work day; due tomorrow



Tuesday - IR; reader's notebook



Wednesday - IR; share reflections in small groups



Thursday - IR; reader's notebook



Friday - IR; reader's notebook



*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.



PS English 11



Monday - Peer editing checklist & work time



Tuesday - Finalization of MLA paper; mini-conferences



Wednesday - Final papers due! Mini-conferences



Thursday - ACT writing prompt #2; mini-conferences



Friday - DEAR; TBD



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication



Monday - Culture/co-culture articles



Tuesday - Culture/co-culture study



Wednesday - Ch's 1 & 2 review



Thursday - Culture/co-culture study presentations



Friday - Chapters 1 & 2 Exam



English 12



Monday - The Art of Racing in the Rain; vocabulary



Tuesday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary




Wednesday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary



Thursday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary



Friday - AoRitR; DEAR



  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.





Week of 2/6/17



8th Grade Reading

Monday - IR; The Odyssey & film

Tuesday - IR; reader's notebook; Odyssey Reflection

Wednesday - IR; The Odyssey Reflection due

Thursday - IR; reader's notebook

Friday - IR; reader's notebook; share Odyssey Reflections



*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.



PS English 11

Monday - Day 2 of research; topic/sources due

Tuesday - Topic, hook, & thesis sentences graphic organizer - due tomorrow

Wednesday - Writing day; mini-conferences

Thursday - Writing day; mini-conferences

Friday - Soft deadline; peer editing

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.



Oral Interpersonal Communication

Monday - First impressions; Koenig article; Ch. 2 notes

Tuesday - Ch. 2 notes; PAT 2

Wednesday - PAT 2 work time

Thursday - PAT 2 due; culture/co-culture study info.

Friday - Culture/co-culture articles



English 12

Monday - The Art of Racing in the Rain; vocabulary


Tuesday - Dog stories: Share

Wednesday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary

Thursday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary

Friday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary

  • DEAR informational essay is due Friday, March 17, 2017, in Google Classroom.


Week of 1/31/17

8th Grade Reading
Monday - IR; The Odyssey

Tuesday - IR; reader's notebook
Wednesday - IR; The Odyssey
Thursday - IR; The Odyssey
Friday - IR; finish The Odyssey

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.

PS English 11
Monday - Writing process review; prewriting strategies
Tuesday - Baseline writing prompt; DEAR
Wednesday - Purdue Owl; sample MLA paper; reliable sources
Thursday - Paper requirements; topics
Friday - Topic proposal due; begin research
  • DEAR informational essay is due xxx 2017, in Google Classroom.

Oral Interpersonal Communication
Monday - What's in a name?; Ch. 1 notes; paraphrasing
Tuesday - Ch. 1 notes; IR
Wednesday - Comm. principles; PAT 1
Thursday - PAT 1 work time
Friday - PAT 1 due; Comm. contexts

English 12
Monday - Dog story work time
Tuesday - The Art of Racing in the Rain and study guide
Wednesday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary
Thursday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary
Friday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary
  • DEAR informational essay is due xxx 2017, in Google Classroom.


Week of 1/24/17

8th Grade Reading
Monday -
Tuesday - IR; The Odyssey
Wednesday - IR; The Odyssey

Thursday - IR; The Odyssey

Friday - IR; The Odyssey


*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.

PS English 11
Monday -
Tuesday - Intro.; syllabus; shopping list activity
Wednesday - MAP testing
Thursday - MAP testing
Friday - Shopping list activity mini-presentations

  • DEAR informational essay is due xxx 2017, in Google Classroom.


Oral Interpersonal Communication
Monday -
Tuesday - Stage fright pre-test; syllabus; interview speech
Wednesday - Interview speeches; course objectives
Thursday - Comm. process pre-test; comm. is essential writing activity
Friday - Chapter 1 reading and activity


English 12
Monday -
Tuesday - The Art of Racing in the Rain chapter 1

Wednesday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary
Thursday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary

Friday - AoRitR; quick write; vocabulary

  • DEAR informational essay is due xxx 2017, in Google Classroom.