English 10

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Tuesday, March 31st and Wed. April 1st.

We read chapter four.

Journal question: Does our society have fringes where “deviants” are sent?

 

Friday, March 27th, and Monday, March 30, 2009

We read chapter three.

Journal question: Sterilize deviants …?

 

Wednesday, March 25th and Thursday, March 26th.

We read chapter two.

We presented our sci-fi ideas.

 

Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24.

We started our next novel study, The Chrysalids.

We read chapter one.

We came up with an idea for a science fiction movie.

Journal response: Has science gone too far?

 

Tuesday, March 10th to Friday, March 13th.

We finished our movie posters.

We wrote our final tests on To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

Monday, March 09, 2009

We started creating movie posters.

 

Wed. March 4th to Fri. March 6th.

We started viewing the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

Monday, March 2nd and Tuesday, March 3rd

We continued delivering our speeches.

 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 and Friday, Feb. 27th

We started delivering our speeches.

 

Mon. Feb. 23rd Tuesday, Feb. 24th and Wed, Feb. 25th.

We read chapter 19 of the novel.

We were given time to work on our assignments for the novel study.

We were given time to work on our speeches, which are due next class.

We worked on transferring our speeches to cue cards.

 

Thursday, Feb. 19th and Friday, Feb. 20th

We read chapter 18 of the novel.

We were given time to work on our assignments for the novel study.

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We continued reading chapter 17.

We were given time to work on our speeches, which are due next class.

 

Friday, Feb. 13th.

Shortened day due to Activity Day.

We started reading chapter 17, the court case.

 

Thursday, Feb. 12th.

We watched part of King’s “Dream” speech and compared three themes to the novel.

We wrote about the strategies King used to write and deliver an excellent speech.

We read part of chapter 17.

We looked at and filled in a legal term sheet and read chapter 16 of the book.

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We looked at and filled in a legal term sheet and read chapter 16 of the book.

 

Friday, February 06, 2009 and Tuesday, Feb. 10th.

We wrote a creative “deleted chapter” for the novel.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, and Thursday, Feb. 5th.

We spend the class reading about the year 1960 and filling in sheets.

 

Monday, Feb. 2nd, and Tuesday, Feb. 3rd.

All students were asked to write a poem about love.

Each poem needed to have four poetry forms:

Concrete, free verse, haiku and limerick.

We also read chapter 15 in one class, while it was assigned for the other 2.

We wrote a quiz on chapters 10 -15.

 

Friday, Jan. 30th.

Students were given time to work on the 10 assignments we have for the novel.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, and Thursday, Jan. 29th.

Students were given time to work on the 10 assignments we have for the novel.

 

Monday, Jan. 26th, and Tuesday, Jan. 27th.

Quiz on chapters 7-9

2 new assignments: courage and Atticus’s advice.

Chapter 12 was assigned.

We spend a little time reading Robert Burns poems.

 

STUDENTS ARE REMINDED TO BRING IN $10.00 FOR A TICKET TO ROMEO AND JULIET.

THE SHOW RUNS NEXT WEEK FROM TUESDAY, JAN 27TH TO FRIDAY, JAN 30TH.

 

Thursday, Jan. 22nd, and Friday, Jan. 23rd.

We broke into groups and answered the questions for chapters 1-10 on the novel.

Chapter 11 was assigned.

2nd body paragraph for essay was assigned.

 

Tuesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We read part of chapter 9 and part of chapter 10.

The rest of chapter 10 was assigned.

Quiz next class.

We read over some information on the Civil Rights Movement, and filled in an information sheet.

Speech day two. We read over information about various strategies for introduction paragraphs.

Introductory paragraphs due next class.

 

Monday, Jan 19th

We wrote the quiz on chapters 1 – 6.

We read chapter 7.

We had speech day two.

Chapter 8 was assigned.

Introductory paragraph was assigned.

 

Friday, Jan. 16th.

We read chapter 6.

We wrote a quiz on chapters 1 – 6.

Speech day #1.

We got in pairs, chose a topic, opposed each other on the topic and came up with three arguments each.

 

Wednesday, Jan 14th, and Thursday, January 15, 2009

We marked our quizzes from last class.

We read an article about the “N word” and wrote a response.

We read chapter 4.

Chapter 5 was assigned.

Thursday’s class we had Speech day #1.

We got in pairs, chose a topic, opposed each other on the topic and came up with three arguments each.

 

Monday, Jan. 12th, and Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Students were given time to work on a composition about a mysterious neighbor or read.

We then wrote the quiz on chapters 1-3.

 

Thursday, Jan. 8th, and Friday, Jan 9th.

We read part of chapter two.

We read information on the Great Depression,

We filled in some information sheets on the Great Depression.

Chapter 3 was assigned form homework.

Quiz on chapters 1-3 next class.

 

Jan 6th and Jan 7th, 2009

Introduction of  To Kill a Mockingbird.

We read chapter one.

We answered the questions for chapter one.

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, and Thursday, Dec. 11th.

We reviewed the three sections of the exam.

We spent time working on exam material or outstanding Romeo and Juliet assignments.

 

Monday, Dec. 8th and Tuesday, December 09, 2008

We continued working on the making connections part of the exam.

Students were asked to write the original composition for next class.

 

Thursday, Dec. 4th, and Friday, December 05, 2008

We finished reading all the stories on an old Provincial exam.

We answered the multiple choice questions for these stories.

We looked at some student responses for the Making Connections section of the exam.

We started writing our own Making Connections composition.

 

Tuesday, December 02, 2008, and Wed. Dec. 03

We started reviewing for the December exam.

We looked at the poetry section and short story from the Too Too exam.

 

Friday, Nov. 28th and Monday, Dec. 1st.

We watched a clip from “Shakespeare in Love.”

We presented our work from last class.

We wrote the final test for Romeo and Juliet.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 26th, and Thursday, November 27, 2008

We broke into groups, and broke one act into 5 key events.

We also looked at key passages from one act, and broke the play down into 5 key events.

We analyzed one character and their contributions made to the play.

 

Monday, Nov. 24th, and Tuesday, No. 25th.

We finished reading the play.

Act IV letter assigned.

“Whose fault is it?” assigned.

 

Thursday, November 20, 2008, and Friday, Nov. 21st.

We watched clips from the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18th

We continued reading the play.

 

Monday, Nov. 17th and Tuesday, Nov. 18th

We wrote a quiz an acts I – III

We continued reading the play.

Act III writing assignment assigned.

 

Thursday, Nov. 13th and Friday, November 14, 2008

We read some information about Shakespeare and the source of this play.

We continued reading the play.

We will have a quiz on Shakespeare and the first two acts next class.

Act II writing assignment assigned.

 

Monday, Nov. 10th and Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We edited our essays, or continued writing them.

We continued reading the play.

 

Thursday, November 06, 2008 and Friday, Nov. 7th

We read up to the end of Act I.

Students are to complete the Act I writing assignment (letter).

Students are also to complete an essay on the following topic: Forgiveness.

Both of these assignments are due next class.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4th and Wednesday, Nov. 5th

We continued reading Romeo and Juliet.

 

Monday, November 03, 2008

We finished watching Romeo and Juliet.

We started reading the play.  P.21

 

Friday, Oct. 30th

We finished watching Romeo and Juliet.

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 and Thursday, Oct. 29th

We continued watching Romeo and Juliet.

 

Monday, October 27, 2008 and Tues. Oct. 28th

Finished movie posters or wrote the test (depending on the block).

Started watching Romeo and Juliet.

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 and Thursday, Oct. 23rd

We wrote the final test for Animal Farm.

In groups we created movie posters.

 

Monday, Oct. 20th and Tuesday, Oct. 21st

We read chapter 10 of the book (the last chapter).

We read information on the Russian Revolution.

We continued working on or morals sheets.

Final test on the novel will be next class.

 

Thursday, October 16, 2008, and Friday, Oct. 17th.

Students were given time to work on incomplete or poorly done assignments.

The following new assignments were given:

Read up to the end of chapter 9.

Write 2 paragraphs on the novel, one on irony, the other on foreshadowing.

Fill in moral sheets.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14th, and Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We finalized our spelling champs from class.

We read chapter 6 of the novel.

We answered the questions as a class for chapters 3 – 6.

 

Friday, Oct. 10th,

We read chapter 3 of the novel.

Assigned for homework:

Read chapters 4 – 5 (quiz next class)

Write the making connections essay for this unit.

 

Wednesday, October 08, 2008, and Thursday, Oct. 9th.

We read chapter 2 of Animal Farm.

Students then read their own original fables out to the class.

Perfect world composition was assigned.

George Orwell biography was assigned.

 

Monday, October 06th, and Tuesday, Oct. 7th.  2008

We began reading Animal Farm (chapter 1).

We answered chapter one questions.

In groups students started writing their own original fables.

 

Friday, October 03, 2008

Spelling test number 2 was written.

Students had the class to take ARP tests or read their books, as 10 students were out with the football team.

 

Wednesday, October 01, 2008, and Thursday, Oct. 2nd.

We marked the quizzes from last class.

Students then wrote spelling test number one.

Students were then given the opportunity to work on any missing assignments.

 

Monday, Sept. 29th, and Tuesday, Sept. 30th.

Students wrote a multiple choice test on a poem.

Students then wrote a quiz on the elements of the short story.

A composition was assigned after the quizzes: In my opinion, what makes a short story interesting is:

 

Friday, Sept. 26th.

Students read original “Tell-Tale Heart” stories.

Students wrote a paragraph characterizing the narrator of this story.

Biographies on Poe were assigned.

Students worked on their own “Heart” stories.

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We read two of Aesop’s fables.

We filled in making connections essay sheets comparing two of these stories.

We then started working on creative stories called “The Tell-Tale Heart.

Assigned essays comparing two more of Aesop’s fables.

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Half the class went to the library to get accelerated reader books and then the other half went.

While in class, we read the original “Tell-Tale Heart.”

We then discussed the character of the narrator and character in general.

Students were asked to write a paragraph characterizing the narrator.

 

Monday, September 22, 2008

We spent the class working on our compositions comparing any two stories we have read so far this year.

 

Friday, September 19, 2008

We worked on our compositions from last class.

We then started writing a story in groups and by genre titled “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Homework includes writing a short biography on Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 and Thursday, September 18th

We read “The Inheritor” and “The Portable Phonograph.”

We started to work on a two paragraph composition comparing the two stories.

 

Monday, September 15, 2008, and Tuesday, Sept. 16th

We read “The Wish” and “The Veldt.”

As a class we wrote a two paragraph essay showing how these two stories are similar.

 

Thursday, September 11, 2008 and Friday, Sept. 12th

Students were given the beginnings of two short stories: “Take over Bos’n” and “Riot.”

Students were to write a well written, creative ending to one of the stories.

Due at the end of class.

 

Tuesday, September 09th, 2008 and Wednesday, September 10th.

We read “Snake Dance” and “The Snob.”

We discussed both stories.

Students were asked to write three paragraphs on these two stories.

One paragraph is to be on setting, one on conflict and one on mood.

Paragraphs are due next class.

 

Friday, September 05, 2008 and Monday, September, 8th.

Students presented their creative stories.

We read “The Interlopers.”

We linked several of the elements of the short story to “The Interlopers.”

We wrote a paragraph on how the author builds suspense in this story.

 

Wednesday, September 3rd

                and Thursday, September 4th.

            Introduction to the year.

Read “The Origin of Phrases” and “Slang Origins.”

In groups, students chose an expression, and wrote their own creative story explaining its origin.

Homework: Find the actual history behind the expression they chose or the meaning of their first name.