Archived Agendas 2019-2020
August 2019
Essential Question:
How do I become an effective
communicator?

  • Standards: Demonstrate a
    command of the conventions
    of standard English grammar
    and usage when writing or
    speaking.

  • Demonstrate command of
    the conventions of standar
    English capitalization,
    punctuation, and spelling
    when writing.

  • Apply knowledge of language
    to understand how language
    functions in different contexts,
    to make elective choices for
    meaning or style, or to
    comprehend more fully when
    reading or listening.

Objectives:
-To begin the school year
positively
-To fill out some forms
-To introduce each other
-To explain the course
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
    14
First day of class. Welcome
back! Period 1 receives forms
for information to include
policies and regulations:
1. PTSA Form
2. Student Emergency Card
3. Code of Student Conduct
(CoSC) for Parents
4. CoSC for Students
5. Attendance Policy
6. Syllabus
a. Classroom Rules and Policy
II. Independent Work
A. Periods 3 and 4, write a
business letter to the teacher.
III.
HW:
A.  
Bring forms (need to return
#2, 3, 5, and syllabus) signed
(11 points total) and
B.  a composition notebook.
(10 points)
15
I. Warm Up
First day of class for B Day.
Welcome back!
A. Introduction. Receive
syllabus.
II. Independent
A. Write a business letter to the
teacher.
III.
HW:
A. Bring syllabus (5 points)
signed and
B. a composition notebook.(10
points).
16
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at assigned seat
B. Take out forms
C. Take out letter draft

II. Individual Work
A. Check for notebook and
syllabus (check forms for 1st
period)
B. Begin writing 2nd draft of
letter
A. Use Rubric
B. Use Google Docs

III. Homework
A. Letter is due Friday
afternoon (60 points, see
Rubric handout)
19
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at assigned seat
B. Take out forms
C. Take out letter draft

II. Individual Work
A. Check for notebook and
syllabus (check forms for 1st
period)
B. Begin writing 2nd draft of
letter
A. Use Rubric for essay
B. Use Google Docs

III. Homework
A. Letter is due Wednesday
afternoon (60 points, see
Rubric handout)
20
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your assigned seat
B. Take out Writer's Notebook
(WN)
1. Skip the first page
2. On the second page,
respond to Prompt #1
"The Joy of Learning"
"The joy of learning is as
indispensable in study as
breathing is in running."
-Simone Weil
C. Receive WN Rubric
D. Receive folder
II. Independent Work
A. Write a Haiku about school
B. Get laptop, register with:
1. Remind.com
2. USATESTPREP
3.Naviance
4.Commonlit.org
5. Khan Academy
6. Collegeboard.org
7. NoRedInk.com
III.
Homework
A. Work at least 20 min on
Khan Academy
B. Annolight the essay
"Navigating Complext Texts" by
Carol Jago (15 points)
21
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your assigned seat
B. Take out Writer's Notebook
(WN)
1. Skip the first page
2. On the second page,
respond to Prompt #1
"The Joy of Learning"
"The joy of learning is as
indispensable in study as
breathing is in running."
-Simone Weil
C. Receive WN Rubric
D. Receive folder
II. Independent Work
A. Write a Haiku about school
B. Get laptop, register with:
1. Remind.com
2. USATESTPREP
3.Naviance
4.Commonlit.org
5. Khan Academy
6. Collegeboard.org
7. NoRedInk.com
III.
Homework
A. Work at least 20 min on
Khan Academy
B. Annolight the essay
"Navigating Complext Texts" by
Carol Jago (15 points)
22
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your assigned seat
B. Receive scantron
C. Take out "Navigating
Complex Texts"
II. Independent Work
A. Essential English Diagnostic
B. Begin defining the Terms to
Own in your WN using the
textbook Collections or
myHRW.com (it is in Clever
dashboard).
C. Continue registering with the
several apps:
1. Remind.com
2. USATESTPREP
3.Naviance
4.Commonlit.org
5. Khan Academy
6. Collegeboard.org
7. NoRedInk.com
III.
Homework
A. Continue defining the Terms
to Own (very important) 100
pts. , this is due in two classes.
B. Practice using Khan
Academy
23
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your assigned seat
B. Receive scantron
C. Take out "Navigating
Complex Texts"
II. Independent Work
A. Essential English Diagnostic
B. Begin defining the Terms to
Own in your WN using the
textbook Collections or
myHRW.com (it is in Clever
dashboard).
C. Continue registering with the
several apps:
1. Remind.com
2. USATESTPREP
3.Naviance
4.Commonlit.org
5. Khan Academy
6. Collegeboard.org
7. NoRedInk.com
III.
Homework
A. Continue defining the Terms
to Own (very important) 100
pts. , this is due in two classes.
B. Practice using Khan
Academy
26
I.
Warm Up
A. Students sit in rows
B. Receive Writing Packets
C. ESOL students take out
English/(language) dictionaries
D. Take out loose-leaf paper
II. I
ndependent Work
A. Using the source, wtie an
essay while following the
standards and instructions..
1. Read, mark, and answer all
questions in packet. (25 points).
III.
Homework
A. Terms to Own is due next
class.
27
I.
Warm Up
A. Students sit in rows
B. Receive Writing Packets
C. ESOL students take out
English/(language) dictionaries
D. Take out loose-leaf paper
II. I
ndependent Work
A. Using the source, wtie an
essay while following the
standards and instructions..
1. Read, mark, and answer all
questions in packet. (25 points).
III.
Homework
A. Terms to Own is due next
class.
28
I.
Warm Up
A. Students sit in rows
B. Receive Writing Packets
C. ESOL students take out
English/(language) dictionaries
D. Check Terms to Own
homework.
II. I
ndependent Work
A. Using the source, wtie an
essay while following the
standards and instructions..
1. Read, mark, and answer all
questions in packet. (25 points).
III.
Homework
A. None
29
I.
Warm Up
A. Students sit in rows
B. Receive Writing Packets
C. ESOL students take out
English/(language) dictionaries
D. Check Terms to Own
homework.
II. I
ndependent Work
A. Using the source, wtie an
essay while following the
standards and instructions..
1. Read, mark, and answer all
questions in packet. (25 points).
III.
Homework
A. Honors Read pages 3-8 in
Collections textbook.
1. Then, answer questions 1-6
in WN from page 8.
a. Follow all directions.
b. Restate the questions when
you begin to answer.
c. Use evidence to support
your response.
30
I. Warm Up
Prompt #2 Legacy

Each generation must carry the
torch fo freedom forward. What
special challenges will you an
dyour peers face in
championing liberty and
equality for everyone, and how
will meet those challenges?

II. Whole Class
A.
A Place at the Table
1. As you watch the film, briefly
write what each of the speakers
(Carol, David, Delora, Peter,
Reina, Samuel, Terry, Wislene)
say.
2.  Write a short review of the
film A Place at the Table.
Summarize the theme, describe
the segments or images that
interested you most, and
analyze why those segments
were effective. Rate the film on
a scale of 1 to 4 "stars," and
give reasons for your rating.
3. If you had to select your own
title fo r this film, what youw you
choose? Explain.
4. What is the interpretation of
"The American Dream"? Write
a short response explaining
your vision.
5. If you were one of the
participants in the video, what
stories would you tell about
your family's history?
III. Homework:
A. Read pages 3-8 from
Collections, "A Quilt of a
Country." Use RACES to
answer the questions in your
Writer's Notebook.
1. Honors-Answer questions 1
to 6 from page 8. (30 points)
2. Core- Answer only questions
1, 3, 5 (odd questions) (15
points).
         
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September
  Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Essential Question:
How do I become an
effective communicator?  
Who are we and what do we
do?

How can we productively
produce positive change?
2 Labor Day
3 Hurricane Dorian
4
I. Warm Up
A. Prepare class for small
groups
B. Assign a Part of Speech
II. Small Groups
AIII. Small Groups
A. Research Parts of Speech
B. Using
Writer's, Inc and
Collections textbooks,
create a poster with the
1) name,
2)definition,
3)drawing, and
4) a punctuation formula
sentence for the picture
(caption).
5) you will be graded for the
poster, collaboration, and a
sentence for each student in
the group.

PAVPANIC
Pronoun
Adjective *
Verb *
Preposition*
Adverb*
Noun*
Interjection
Conjunction
I. Warm Up
Prompt #2 Legacy

Each generation must carry the
torch fo freedom forward. What
special challenges will you an
dyour peers face in championing
liberty and equality for everyone,
and how will meet those
challenges?

II. Whole Class
A.
A Place at the Table
1. As you watch the film, briefly
write what each of the speakers
(Carol, David, Delora, Peter,
Reina, Samuel, Terry, Wislene)
say.
2.  Write a short review of the film
A Place at the Table. Summarize
the theme, describe the
segments or images that
interested you most, and analyze
why those segments were
effective. Rate the film on a scale
of 1 to 4 "stars," and give
reasons for your rating.
3. If you had to select your own
title fo r this film, what youw you
choose? Explain.
4. What is the interpretation of
"The American Dream"? Write a
short response explaining your
vision.
5. If you were one of the
participants in the video, what
stories would you tell about your
family's history?
III. Homework:
A. Read pages 3-8 from
Collections, "A Quilt of a
Country." Use RACES to answer
the questions in your Writer's
Notebook.
1. Honors-Answer questions 1 to
6 from page 8. (30 points)
2. Core- Answer only questions
1, 3, 5 (odd questions) (15
points).
6
I. Warm Up
A. Take out WN, homework
B. Receive Basic Essential Diagnostic test
Scantron
II. Buddy Work
A. With just one other student make sure
you understand the grammar rule.
III. Whole Class
A. Review of Diagnostic test
Review grammar: punctuation and
conventions

IV. Individual Student
A. Check homework

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use Clever), go to
Resources for 9th-grade Collections
(must be in Google Chrome).
Then go to Level Up Tutorials.
On the right-hand side, click on > Explore  
the Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the tutorials for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the tutorials in your
Language Log i
n the back of your WN.
Objectives for the week:
To review basic grammar
rules.
To write a Sestina
To review a personal essay
and how to respond to
questions.
To honor the victims, first
responders of September 11.



Open House-September 10

What was September 11?
See the following to MAKE
SURE that you know why our
country has gradually been
changing. September 11
changed our lives forever:

Remembrance
The Atlantic
PBS
Time Gallery
911.org

Students regularly encounter
formal and  informal arguments
in media, in conversations,  and
in text materials. "A Quilt of a
Country" explores  the argument
that America is both a unified  
and fractured country that has
been this way  throughout history.

The student will be able to
analyze and evaluate
an author’s claim and delineate
and evaluate an argument.  

Standards

910.RI.1.1
Cite textual evidence.
910.RI.2.4
Determine the meaning of words
and phrases.
910.RI.2.5
Analyze how an author’s claims
are developed.
910.RI.2.6
Determine an author’s point of
view and analyze how an author
uses rhetoric.
910.RI.3.8
Delineate and evaluate the
argument and claims in a text.
910.W.1.1
Write arguments.
910.W.1.1a  
Introduce precise claim(s).
910.W.1.1b
Develop claim(s) and
counterclaims.
910.L.1.1b
Use various phrases and
clauses.
910.L.3.4b
Identify and use patterns of word
changes.
9
I. Warm Up
A. Prepare class for small
groups
B. Assign a Part of Speech
II. Small Groups
AIII. Small Groups
A. Research Parts of
Speech
B. Using
Writer's, Inc and
Collections textbooks,
create a poster with the
1) name,
2)definition,
3)drawing, and
4) a punctuation formula
sentence for the picture
(caption).
5) you will be graded for the
poster, collaboration, and a
sentence for each student
in the group. See Rubric
handout

PAVPANIC
Pronoun
Adjective *
Verb *
Preposition*
Adverb*
Noun*
Interjection
Conjunction

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources
for 9th-grade Collections
(must be in Google
Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side,
click on > Explore  the
Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the
tutorials for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your Language
Log i
n the back of your
WN
.
10
I. Warm Up
A. Receive handouts for
Sestina
B. Take out a loose-leaf
paper
II. Whole Class
A. The Sestina
III. Individual Work
A. Create a Sestina
1. Rubric is forthcoming;
follow instructions
IV. Small Group
A. Conclude PAVPANIC
Infographic

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources
for 9th-grade Collections
(must be in Google
Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side,
click on > Explore  the
Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the
tutorials for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your
Language Log i
n the
back of your WN
.
11
I. Warm Up
A. Receive handouts for
Sestina
B. Take out a loose-leaf
paper
II. Whole Class
A. The Sestina
III. Individual Work
A. Create a Sestina
1. Rubric is forthcoming;
follow instructions
IV. Small Group
A. Conclude PAVPANIC
Infographic

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources for
9th-grade Collections (must
be in Google Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side, click
on > Explore  the Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the tutorials
for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your Language
Log i
n the back of your
WN
.
12
I. Warm Up
A. Perspective Prompt #3
Whose perspective do you have?
Do you think the boy was
ungrateful? Or do you think that
the father was materialistic and
was showing the son to be
selfish? Respond in your WN
B. Receive
Collections textbook

II. Whole Class
A. Review "A Quilt of a Country."
B. (see
Slideshow)
III. Independent Student
A. Receive Sestina Rubric
(Canvas)
B. Type a well-written Sestina
following the Rubric and submit in
Canvas.

For more information:
A.
Heros Actions Become a
Lesson in Character.
B.  History.com
C.  Johnstown Tragedy
D.  Flight 93
E.  Pat Tillman


IV. Homework
A. Continue tutorial work
B. Log in Language Log.
13
I. Warm Up
A. Perspective Prompt #3
Whose perspective do you have? Do you
think the boy was ungrateful? Or do you
think that the father was materialistic and
was showing the son to be selfish?
Respond in your WN
B. Receive
Collections textbook

II. Whole Class
A. Review "A Quilt of a Country."
(see
Slideshow
for better understanding.)
III. Independent Student
A. Receive Sestina Rubric (Canvas)
B. Type a well-written Sestina following
the Rubric and submit in Canvas.
For more information:
A.
Heros Actions Become a Lesson in
Character.
B.  History.com
C.  Johnstown Tragedy
D.  Flight 93
E.  Pat Tillman


IV. Homework
A. Continue tutorials work and log in the
Language Log.
TBD:

Diagnostic Post-Test 9/20
and 23
A practice will be given. You
can go on NoRedInk and
practice from
Informative Essay 2nd Draft







(about five pages from the
back or your notebook,
create a t-chart to record
the titles of the tutorials that
you complete and the dates
you complete)

Language Log
Title
           Date
16
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Prompt #4 September 11
What significance does
September 11 have for you?
II. Whole Class
A. Review "A Quilt of a
Country" (periods 3 and 4)

III. Independent Work
A. Using "A Quilt of a
Country"
1. Write a list of no less
than 50 adjectives that the
author uses, in WN.
B. In WN, copy the
definitions for
1. Capitalization
2. Comma,
3. Colon

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources
for 9th-grade Collections
(must be in Google
Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side,
click on > Explore  the
Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the
tutorials for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your Language
Log i
n the back of your
WN
.
17
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Prompt #4 September 11
What significance does
September 11 have for you?
II. Whole Class
A. Review "A Quilt of a
Country" (periods 3 and 4)

III. Independent Work
A. Using "A Quilt of a
Country"
1. Write a list of no less
than 50 adjectives that the
author uses, in WN.
B. In WN, copy the
definitions for
1. Capitalization
2. Comma,
3. Colon

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources
for 9th-grade Collections
(must be in Google
Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side,
click on > Explore  the
Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the
tutorials for:
a. nouns
b. adverbs
c. verbs
d. pronouns
e. conjunctions
f. verb tense
2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your Language
Log i
n the back of your
WN.
18
I. Warm Up
A. Sit anywhere in a group,
take out WN
B. Secure a copy of
COllections, and one of
Writer's, Inc.
II. Small Group
A. Receive copy of
Diagnostic test. Collaborate
to ensure that you know the
answers to the test. Write
them on a loose-leaf page.
1. Check your answers

III. Independent Work
A. Get your laptop and
complete the diagnostic test
on NoRedInk.com
B. Move on to Khan
Academy
C. Post-English Test is
Friday

V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use
Clever), go to Resources for
9th-grade Collections (must
be in Google Chrome).
Then go to Level Up
Tutorials.
On the right-hand side, click
on > Explore  the Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left
corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the tutorials
for:
a. capitalization
b. commas
c. colons
d. punctuating titles

2. Log the titles of the
tutorials in your Language
Log i
n the back of your WN
19
I. Warm Up
A. Sit anywhere in a group, take
out WN
B. Secure a copy of COllections,
and one of Writer's, Inc.
II. Small Group
A. Receive copy of Diagnostic
test. Collaborate to ensure that
you know the answers to the test.
Write them on a loose-leaf page.
1. Check your answers

III. Independent Work
A. Get your laptop and complete
the diagnostic test on
NoRedInk.com
B. Move on to Khan Academy
C. Post-English Test is Monday


V. Homework
A. In myHRW.com (use Clever),
go to Resources for 9th-grade
Collections (must be in Google
Chrome).
Then go to Level Up Tutorials.
On the right-hand side, click on >
Explore  the Tutorials.
Go to menu on the top-left corner.
>Click on
Conventions
THEN Complete the tutorials for:
a. capitalization
b. commas
c. colons
d. punctuating titles

2. Log the titles of the tutorials in
your Language Log i
n the back
of your WN
20
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Secure a Collections, Writer's Inc, and
scantron
II. Independent Work
A.Complete Post-English Test
within one hour.
1. IEP, 504, get allotted time.
2. ESOL can use English/language
thesaurus
B. Once done with test, turn it in.
C. Open Collecition book to page 27.
1. Read pages 27-30 ,
The Gettysberg Address, it is only 272
words.
a. Honors answer all questions on page
30. Use RACES to answer in WN. (30 pts)
b. Core answer questions 1,2, 4, 6 from
page 30 in WN. Use RACES to answer
(20 points)
Caring for the World is
important and our
responsibility!
23
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Secure a Collections
textbook, Writer's Inc and
scantron
II. Independent Work
A. Complete test withing
one hour
1.  IEP/504 get allotted time
you need
2.. ESOL can use
English/Language
dictionary.
B. Once done with test, turn
in and open Collections
textbook to page 27
1. Read pages 27-30
2. Honors, answer
questions 1-6 in WN. Use
RACES (30 pts).
Core, answer questions
1,2,4,6, pg. 27 in WN, while
using RACES.
24
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Receive handout:
1. Hyperbole Study with "If"
by Rudyard Kipling
II. Independent Study
A. Follow the instructions in
the packet.
1. Answer ALL questions in
the packet and/or Writer's
Notebook.

Ms. Reyes out...three
doctors' appointments.
25
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Receive handout:
1. Hyperbole Study with "If"
by Rudyard Kipling
II. Independent Study
A. Follow the instructions in
the packet.
1. Answer ALL questions in
the packet and/or Writer's
Notebook.
III. Whole Class
A. Review Writing:
Writing Tutorials under
Writing and Revision in
myHRW.com:
1.
Revising for Word Choice
2. Using Transitions
3. Revising at the Sentence
Level
4. Revising to Add
Supporting Details
5. Revise for Unity,
Coherence, and
Organization
IV. Homework
A.If you did not complete the
classwork, it is homework.
26
I. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Take out Hyperbole Study
C. Take out Gettysburg
Homework
II. Whole Class
A. Discuss Gettysburg Address
B. Discuss Hyperbole and "If"
C. Discuss the Expository Essay
III. Individual Work
A. Writing Tutorials under Writing
and Revision in myHRW.com:
1.
Revising for Word Choice
2. Using Transitions
3. Revising at the Sentence Level
4. Revising to Add Supporting
Details
5. Revise for Unity, Coherence,
and Organization
IV. Homework
A.If you did not complete the
classwork, it is homework.
27
. Warm Up
A. Sit at your seat
B. Take out Hyperbole Study
C. Take out Gettysburg Homework
D. Respond to Prompt #5: Identity
Think about a
time when you have
pretended to be someone who you
are not, or when you have
hidden your
true feelings, why did you choose to hide
a part of your
identity?
II. Whole Class
A. Discuss Gettysburg Address
B. Discuss Hyperbole and "If"
C. Discuss the Expository Essay
III. Individual Work
A. Writing Tutorials under Writing and
Revision in myHRW.com:
1.
Revising for Word Choice
2. Using Transitions
3. Revising at the Sentence Level
4. Revising to Add Supporting Details
5. Revise for Unity, Coherence, and
Organization
IV. Homework
A. If you did not complete the classwork, it
is homework.