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April 2019
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Essential Questions: What kind of events shape our lives and our belief systems? How do our actions impact others or cause chain reactions? How do tales and myths explain the inexplainable?
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know that it gets easier
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Study Essay Writing notes.
Study Punctuation
Formulas.

Practice for the FSA!

ALL CLASSES Will be the
same this week.
1 April Fool's Day
Beginning of 4th Quarter!


Practice for the FSA!
2 FSA Testing

HW- Mandala is due next class for all
courses.

See the Odyssey page. Use your handouts.

Mandala
3

I. Warm Up
A. Take out WN
B. Receipt of Prompt #11
Archetypes (read the handout to
respond in your WN).
II. Small Group
A. Show and tell Mandalas
B. Decide which one provides the
most accurate example and
explanation for a character from
the Odyssey:
1. Neatly presented
2.Evidence
3. Explanation
4. On time
III Whole Class
A. Present Mandalas
B. Conclude the Odyssey
C. Odyssey Review-Final

IV Homework
A. Tutorials---> Level Up
Tutorials:
1. Types of Literature->
Prose
Forms
2. Analyzing Literature->
a.
Plot stages
b. Plot Sequence of events
c. Conflict
d. Setting
e. Character Traits

Note: Make sure you log the title
and completion date in the back
of your Writer's Notebook
4
I. Warm Up
A. Take out WN
B. Receipt of Prompt #11
Archetypes (read the
handout to respond in your
WN).
II. Small Group
A. Show and tell Mandalas
B. Decide which one
provides the most accurate
example and explanation
for a character from the
Odyssey:
1. Neatly presented
2.Evidence
3. Explanation
4. On time
III Whole Class
A. Present Mandalas
B. Conclude the Odyssey
C. Odyssey Review-Final

IV Homework
A. Tutorials---> Level Up
Tutorials:
1. Types of Literature->
Prose Forms
2. Analyzing Literature->
a.
Plot stages
b. Plot Sequence of events
c. Conflict
d. Setting
e. Character Traits

Note: Make sure you log
the title and completion
date in the back of your
Writer's Notebook
5
I. Warm Up
A. Receive the
"The Scarlet Ibis" handout
audio is here.
B.Receive the SOAPSTone
for "The Scarlet Ibis."

II. Whole Class
A. Read "The Scarlet Ibis"
while listening to the audio.

III.  Individual Student
A. Reread/review "The
Scarlet Ibis" and mark up
as many short story
elements as possible (18
points Honors/33 points for
Core)
1. Look for setting, climax,
foreshadow, simile,
imagery, metaphors,
symbols, conflict,
characters, and everything
from the tutorials.
B. Conduct SOAPSTONE
for the story (35 points).

IV. Homework
A. Answer questions for
"The Scarlet Ibis" in WN
(50 points).
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I. Warm Up
A. Receive the
"The Scarlet Ibis" handout
audio is here.
B.Receive the SOAPSTone for "The
Scarlet Ibis."

II. Whole Class
A. Read "The Scarlet Ibis" while
listening to the audio.

III.  Individual Student
A. Reread/review "The Scarlet Ibis"
and mark up as many short story
elements as possible (18 points
Honors/33 points for Core)
1. Look for setting, climax,
foreshadow, simile, imagery,
metaphors, symbols, conflict,
characters, and everything from the
tutorials.
B. Conduct SOAPSTONE for the story
(35 points).

IV. Homework
A. Answer questions for "The Scarlet
Ibis" in WN (50 points).
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I. Warm Up
A. Take out "The Scarlet Ibis" short story
handout.
B. Take out "The Scarlet Ibis" while listening
to the audio.

III. Individual Work
A. Reread/Review "The Scarlet Ibis" and
mark up as many literary elements as
possible (18 points for honors/33 points for
core)
1. Look for setting, climax, foreshadow,
simile, imagery, metaphors, symbols,
conflict, characters, theme, hyperbole,
personification, onomatopoeia, (Terms to
Own) and the literary elements from the
tutorials.

2. Check answers to the ten questions
related to the story.
3. Identify the literary elements of a short
story:
a. setting
1. time
2. place
3. environment
b. characters (brief description)
c. conflict
d. beginning
e. rising action
f. climax
g. falling action events
h. ending (resolution)
i. theme
j. literary devices-hyperbole, metaphor,
simile, personification, onomatopoeia,
dramatic irony, etc.
10
I. Warm Up
A. Take out
"The Scarlet Ibis"
short story handout.
B. Take out "The Scarlet Ibis"
while listening to the audio.

III. Individual Work
A. Reread/Review "The Scarlet
Ibis" and mark up as many
literary elements as possible (18
points for honors/33 points for
core)
1. Look for setting, climax,
foreshadow, simile, imagery,
metaphors, symbols, conflict,
characters, theme, hyperbole,
personification, onomatopoeia,
(Terms to Own) and the literary
elements from the tutorials.

2. Check answers to the ten
questions related to the story.
3. Identify the literary elements of
a short story:
a. setting
1. time
2. place
3. environment
b. characters (brief description)
c. conflict
d. beginning
e. rising action
f. climax
g. falling action events
h. ending (resolution)
i. theme
j. literary devices-hyperbole,
metaphor, simile, personification,
onomatopoeia, dramatic irony,
etc.
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I. Warm Up
A. Take out "The Scarlet
Ibis" plot analysis
B. Take out "The Scarlet
Ibis" annotated story,
C. Take out WN, respond
to Prompt # 12  Warrior
What does it mean to be a
warrior?
D. When done with prompt,
get your laptop.

II. Individual Work
A. Crossword Puzzle-25
points (Core only)
B. Laptop Work-NEWSELA
"Love for The Mockingbird"
1. Answer all multiple
choice questions
2. Answer short-response
questions using RACES
(provide evidence from the
text and explain with
elaboration).
III. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class
12
I. Warm Up
A. Take out "The Scarlet
Ibis" plot analysis
B. Take out "The Scarlet
Ibis" annotated story,
C. Take out WN, respond
to Prompt # 12  Warrior
What does it mean to be a
warrior?
D. When done with prompt,
get your laptop.

II. Individual Work
A. Crossword Puzzle-25
points (Core only)
B. Laptop Work-NEWSELA
"Review of
To Kill a
Mockingbird.
"
1. Answer all multiple
choice questions
2. Answer short-response
questions using RACES
(provide evidence from the
text and explain with
elaboration).
III. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class.
Objectives:  Students will know . . .
•        the plot, setting, and the main characters of the novel.
•        stylistic devices used by Harper Lee (e.g. 1st person/3rd person point of view, dialogue/dialect, character development, figurative language, symbols, themes).
•        necessary background information about the culture of the mid 1930’s and the Depression era.
•        the correct usage of the parts of speech and how to employ eight sentence formulas correctly in their writing through review.
Standards: With emphasis
on 1, 2, 3, 6,10.
1. Read closely to
determine what the text
says explicitly and to make
logical inferences from it;
cite specific textual
evidence when writing or
speaking to sup- port
conclusions drawn from the
text.
2. Determine central ideas
or themes of a text and
analyze their development;
summarize the key
supporting details and
ideas.
3. Analyze how and why
individuals, events, and
ideas develop and interact
over the course of a text.
6. Assess how point of view
or purpose shapes the
content and style of a text.
10. Read and comprehend
complex literary and
informational texts
independently and
proficiently.
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I. Warm Up
A. Take out Writer's Notebook.
1. Respond to Prompt # 13 Good Vs.
Evil:
Is humankind inherently good or evil?

B. Take a copy of
To Kill a
Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
C. Get your laptop

II. Whole Class
A.. Get your  
B. Read from Chapter 1 TKAM

III.
Homework
1. For the next three tutorials you
must create a Text/Me Chart in your
WN. Each should have at least two
annotations in the page (in other
words SIX entries for each column) for
a total of 24 points:
Affect Vs. Effect
The Use of Apostrophe for
Possesiveness
Commas In a Series
Remember to record the title and the
date in your Language Log at the
back of the Writer's Notebook
Honors TBD
IV. Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
16
I. Warm Up
A. Take out Writer's Notebook.
1. Respond to Prompt # 13 Good Vs. Evil:
Is humankind inherently good or evil?

B. Take a copy of
To Kill a Mockingbird by
Harper Lee

II. Whole Class
A. Read from Chapter 1 TKAM

III.
Homework
For the next three tutorials you must create
a Text/Me Chart in your WN. Each should
have at least two annotations in the page
(in other words SIX entries for each column)
for a total of 24 points:
Affect Vs. Effect
The Use of Apostrophe for Possesiveness
Commas In a Series
Remember to record the title and the date
in your Language Log at the back of the
Writer's Notebook
Honors TBD
IV. Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
17

I. Warm Up
A. Sit were you will work.
II. Whole Class
A.
To Kill a Mockingbird by
Harper Lee

III. Small Group
A. Reading Practice
1. One loose-leaf paper

IV. Homework
A. None
18

I. Warm Up
A. Read from TKAM
II.  Small Group
A. Reading Practice
1. One loose-leaf paper

IV. Homework
A. None

Period 4: Independent Work
A. Handouts:  
1. Courage (respond on
same sheet)
2.  Harper Lee Biography
with questions

III. Homework
A. Make sure the Writer's
Notebook is up-to-date.
19 No School
Good Friday
Happy Easter
Happy Passover

_ /\ _
The Girl Who Stopped the
World
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All Periods
I. Warm Up
    A..Get laptop with audiophones
    B. Read from TKAM
II. Independent Work
    A. Rotational Work
    1.  Handouts:  
a. Courage (respond on same sheet)
b..  Harper Lee Biography with
questions (respond on same sheet)
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A. Earth Day
1. "The Girl Who Stopped The World'
a.  
Video                           (8:31)
b.
Transcipt
c. Handout Activity and Rubric
2. Earth Day Interactive

Make sure that you have a
USATESTPREP signup
III. Homework
A. Make sure the Writer's Notebook is
up-to-date.
B. Anything not finished in class is
homework.
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I. Warm Up
    A..Get laptop with audiophones
    B. Read from TKAM


II. Periods 1, 2, 3- Independent Work

    1.  Handouts:  
    a. Courage (respond on same sheet)
    b..  Harper Lee Biography with
    questions on same sheet
    ------------------------------------------------
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I. Warm Up
A. Read from Chapter 3
B. Get laptops
II. FSA Reading Practice

USATESTPREP

Continue to practice to prepare
for the FSA

PRACTICE
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Reading Practice
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I. Warm Up
A. Prompt #15 Leaders
Do leaders have a moral obligation?

II. Whole Class
A. Read from
To Kill a Mockingbird
B. Return student work to file

III Homework
A. Practice for FSA Reading test from:
USATESTPREP, NoRedInk.com, Khan
Academy, or myhrw.com
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I. Warm Up
A. Prompt #15 Leaders
Do leaders have a moral obligation?

II. Whole Class
A. Read from
To Kill a Mockingbird
B. Return student work to file

III Homework
A. Practice for FSA Reading test from:
USATESTPREP, NoRedInk.com, Khan
Academy, or myhrw.com
VIS
On one side of a loose-leaf paper
(landscape) Create a VIS for the
following words:
1. Censorious
2. phonetic
3. fealty
4. opulence
5. effrontery
6. inaudible
7. hesitant
8. cudgel
9. metamorphosis
10. nocturnal
(ten more words to come)
   
Legend: EQ=Essential Question
SQ=Supporting Question
H=Handout
HW=Homework
WN=Writer's Notebook
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standards are the extremely important
ones addressed in my class.
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May
The Essential Questions from above continue.
  Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
To Kill a Mockingbird
  Vocabulary Words
VIS
DO NOT Download this
template. Create your own!
VIS Instruction Sheet
On one side of a loose-leaf   
paper (landscape) Create a VIS
for the following words:
1. Censorious   11. lithe
2. phonetic        12. abdicate
3. fealty             13. consensus
4. opulence       14. affectation
5. effrontery      15. partition
6. inaudible       16. arbitrary
7. hesitant         17. beseech
8. cudgel           18. reckless
9. metamorphosis 19. prolong
10. nocturnal      20. despite
1 Periods 1, 2,3 and 4
I. Warm Up
A. Receive TKAM
B. Take out WN
C. Respond to Prompt #16
Universe of Obligation
1. Draw concentric circles
showing your universe of
obligation.
D. Copy vocabulary words for
your Vocabulary Improvement
Sheet on a loose-leaf paper.
Due NEXT CLASS.
2
Periods 5, 7,8
I. Warm Up
A. Receive TKAM
B. Take out WN
C. Respond to Prompt #16
Universe of Obligation
1. Draw concentric circles
showing your universe of
obligation.
D. Copy vocabulary words for
your Vocabulary Improvement
Sheet on a loose-leaf paper.
Due
NEXT CLASS.
3.

I.        Warm Up
A.  Students sit at their seats
and receive handouts for taking
notes (Dialectical Journals)
Receive Instructions for class
(Core)
Receive Instructions for Class
(Honors)  
B. Students take out their WN
and respond to the prompt.
II.  Individual Student
A. Respond to Prompt #17:        
Moral Compass
How are you able to adhere to
your moral compass (moral
compass pertains to a person's
ability to judge what is right and
wrong and act accordingly) as
you navigate through an
imperfect world?
B.  Students read their assigned
chapters and take notes

Dialectical Journal
on one
notebook page front and back
per chapter.
C.  Answer questions assigned
in WN.
See Handouts for your class,
Core or Honors.
III.  Homework
A.   Anything not completed in
class is homework and due next
class, given the amount of time
out of the classroom. The
novel is online.
B. VIS Chart
C.Prepare for FSA next week.
Additional Reading on Courage:
Courage Today

People who had courage:
Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
Emmet Till's Mom, Mamie Till
Tank Man in Tianamen Square
Rachel Corrie
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FSA Testing
7

FSA Testing
8

FSA Testing
9



FSA Testing
10



FSA Testing
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I.  
Warm Up
A.  Receive handouts for taking
notes (Dialectical Journals)
B. Students take out their WN
and respond to the prompt.
C. Take out VIS Charts and
collect.
II.  I
ndividual Student
A. Respond to Prompt #17:  
Moral Compass
How are you able to adhere to
your moral compass (moral
compass pertains to a person's
ability to judge what is right and
wrong and act accordingly) as
you navigate through an
imperfect world?
B.  Students read their assigned
chapters and take notes

Dialectical Journal
on one
notebook page front and back
per chapter.
C.  Answer questions assigned
in WN.
III.
Whole Class
A. Honors: Assign novels. Must
bring to class every day. Baggie
protector 5 Extra pts. Only one
chance for next class.

III.  Homework
A.   Anything not completed in
class is homework and due next
class, given the amount of time
out of the classroom.
The
novel is also online.
B. Writer's Notebook due
Friday, May 17th.
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I.
Warm Up
A. Prompt #18 Liberty
What is liberty? How is liberty
similar or different from
freedom? Recall prompt #4.
B. Take out Vocab Chart and
collect.
II.
Whole Class
A. Honors:  Continue reading To
Kill a Mockingbird
Ch. 10-11
B.  Assign novels

A. Core: Continue reading Script
; assign


III. Homework
A. Honors:
Review Part I Read
TKAM chapters 12 and 13
Baggie protector 5 Extra pts.
This is your only chance for next
class.
B.
Writer's Notebook due next
class!
It should include:
    -The Odyssey answers to
    questions from page 418
    -Harper Lee’s Biography
    worksheet
    -Responses to 19 Prompts
    -Language Log (19
    Tutorials)
C. Core Review Script
15
I. Warm Up
A. Prompt #18 Liberty
What is liberty? How is liberty
similar or different from
freedom? Recall prompt #4.
II. Whole Class
A. Continue reading To Kill a
Mockingbird, Ch. 10-11
B. Core-Script ; assign  

III. Homework
A. Honors: Review Part I Read
TKAM chapters 12 and 13
B.
Writer's Notebook due
next class!
It should include:
    -The Odyssey answers
    to questions from page
    418
    -Harper Lee’s Biography
    worksheet
    -Responses to 19
    Prompts
    -Language Log (19
    Tutorials)
C. Core: Review TKAM Script
16
I. Warm Up
Prompt  #19 Zip Poem
Write a poem about your town,
city, or neighborhood using your
zip code. Each line contains the
same number of words for each
number. Example:
Weston My Sun
3 Brilliance in wealth
3 Freedom and health
3 Forever we shine
3  Together in kind
2  My Weston

II. Whole Class
A. Writer's Notebook due
TODAY!
B. TKAM Quiz for Part I with Key
ID (10 min)
C. Review  Ch. 14; read and
explain chapter 15 from T
o Kill a
Mockingbird

IV. Homework
A. Honors: Read TKAM Chapter
16 and 17
17

I. Warm Up
A. Prompt  #19 Zip Poem
Write a poem about your town,
city, or neighborhood using
your zip code. Each line
contains the same number of
words for each number.
Example:
Weston My Sun
3 Brilliance in wealth
3 Freedom and health
3 Forever we shine
3  Together in kind
2  My Weston

II. Whole Class
A. Writer's Notebook due
TODAY!
B. TKAM Quiz with Key ID
(10 min) for Part I
C. Review  Ch. 14; read and
explain chapter 15 from T
o Kill a
Mockingbird

IV. Homework
A. Honors: Read TKAM Chapter
16 and 17
Title of the document Tentative Plan
20  A Day
A Day Return Notebooks
Read TKAM  Ch. 20-21
Reading Share
Homework Read TKAM
Ch. 22-23
B Day Return Notebooks
Read TKAM Ch. 20-21
Reading Share
Homework Read TKAM
Ch. 22-23
A Day
Read Ch. 24-25
Movie
Homework
Read TKAM Ch, 26, 27, 28
B Day Senior Final
Read Ch. 24-25
Movie
Read TKAM Ch, 26, 27, 28
A Day
Read Ch. 29-31

Novel test
Core Screen test
Must know!
We need to save our species!
27 No School - Memorial Day
28 Novel test
Core Screen test
Finals Review
29
Finals Review
Julia's Graduation <3
30 Finals Period 1 and Period 2
31 Finals Period 3 and
Period 4
  June 3
Periods 5 and 6 Finals
June 4
Periods 7 and 8 Finals