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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Week of March 31, 2014
Monday Objectives:
 Comprehend the concept of Allusions
 Focus on relevant research.
Classwork:
 Go over Book Report
 Power points for Allusions
 Research and take notes.
No Homework
Tuesday Objectives:
 Focus research
 Complete research sheets with 100% accuracy.
Classwork:
 BYOD Research for mythological allusions
 Work in groups to complete sheets.
Attention:
If you give me your Health essay rough draft on Tuesday4/8, and this is an IF- you may give me your book report on Friday 4/11.
Wednesday Objectives:
 Complete specific and relevant research.
 Comprehend the use of Allusions in writing.
Classwork:
 Go over citation paper
 Resume research with your group
 Use library resources to continue your research.
Homework:
 No homework, but enjoy your independent reading.
Thursday Objectives:
 Research for Relevance
 Inference symbolism
Classwork:
 Complete Research papers
 Review citation papers.
 BYOD or Chromes
 You will have a test next Thursday- Greek/Roman figures.
No Homework- just read, enjoy reading, read!!!!!!!!!
Friday Objectives:
 Comprehend expectations for understanding Allusions.
 Understand grading criteria for the group project.
 Plan an organized method and strategies to complete the poster depiction of you Greek/Roman figure.
Classwork:
 Go over Allusions- known for and symbols.
 Choose Greek or Roman figure for project.
 Review rubric for grade.
 Look at examples.
 Begin planning your poster.
 Each group will present their poster.
 One will present the visual images and explain their meaning.
 One will read and explain the story behind the history of your mythological figure.
 One person will present the symbols and explain.
 One person will give examples of how your figure is used in allusions and explain
No Homework- just enjoy reading your book.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Week of March 24, 2014
Monday Objectives:
 Correctly respond to a writing prompt.
 Write with organization, clarity, and style.
 Use a graphic organizer to plan writing response.
 Attain strategies for multiple choice questions.
Classwork:
 MCAS practice.
No Homework in any class.
Tuesday MCAS
Wednesday MCAS
Thursday MCAS reflection
Friday Objectives:
 Read and reflect on written work.
 Understand the theme and plot of Midsummer.
Classwork:
 Fill folders- reflect on your scores.
Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare
 Read handout:
 Key Themes
 Shakespeare’s use of language: Imagery, verse, and prose.
 Characters in the Play

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Week of March 17, 2014
Monday Objectives:
 Learn strategies to answer multiple choice questions.
 Gain familiarity with Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, Legends.
Classwork:
 Go over MCAS material
 Review page 904 in Literature Book
 Each group will read separate stories- take notes on the sub-genre: Why are your assigned stories a Myth, or Folk Tale, Fable, or Legend.
Homework:
 Complete the Focused Reading.
Tuesday Objectives:
 Learn strategies to answer multiple choice questions.
 Gain familiarity with Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, Legends.
Classwork:
Yesterday:
 Review page 904 in Literature Book
 Each group will read separate stories- take notes on the sub-genre: Why are your assigned stories a Myth, or Folk Tale, Fable, or Legend.
Today:
 Review the assigned stories for your group.
 Fill out questions as a group- discuss possible answers.
 Each member will write a summary of the story and include the details you wrote on your paper.
Homework:
 Complete your summary- due tomorrow.
Wednesday Objectives:
 Correctly respond to a writing prompt.
 Write with organization, clarity, and style
 Gain familiarity with Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, Legends.
Classwork:
 Using your response paper, prepare to write an ORQ that answers the prompts.
 Today you will be working with your group to fill out the dialectical journal.
 Tomorrow you will write the response.
No Homework tonight- unless you don’t have at least four dialectical journals filled out-
Thursday Objectives:
 Correctly respond to a writing prompt.
 Write with organization, clarity, and style
 Gain familiarity with Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, Legends.
Classwork:
 Review your dialectical journal for accuracy- be sure you have relevant text evidence to analyze- which will support your M.
 Review the Rubric
 Write a clear and concise response to your prompt.
 Be sure to reread your response before you turn it in.
Homework- None
Friday Objectives:
 Correctly respond to a writing prompt.
 Write with organization, clarity, and style
 Gain familiarity with Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, Legends.
Classwork:
 Complete your ORQ/Well written response
 Reread and edit- check the rubric to predict what your score will be.
 Once you have turned in your ORQ you may:
 Go to the library to get a MCAS book- which will also be your book report book- any genre- approx. 200 pages.
 Read articles from Scope
 Conference with me about your previous MCAS scores.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Week of March 10, 2014

Monday Objectives:
 Comprehend Imagery
 Understand how Stage Directions create tone.
 Make comparisons between characters.
Classwork:
 Read A Raisin in the Sun, answer questions 1-6 on the worksheet.
 Read Dover Beach, Answer questions 1-4
Homework:
 Complete classwork- due tomorrow.
Tuesday Objectives:
 Understand personal growth in comprehension of literary elements.
 Write clearly while focusing on imagery.
 Write with style.
Classwork:
 Watch video clip, Dover Beach
 Fill folders and fill in your reflection sheet.
Homework:
Dover Beach ORQ
Wednesday Objectives:
 Gain better understanding and vision of MCAS material.
 Comprehend Imagery.
 Understand the organizational pattern of an ORQ.
Classwork:
 Review Dover Beach ORQ- in groups. You are to score another ORQ for their description of Imagery.
 Review past MCAS material.
Homework:
None
Thursday Objectives:
 Gain understanding of reading strategies.
 Read with a purpose.
Classwork:
 Review ELA Reading Comprehension MCAS
 Critique responses for ORQs.
Homework:
 Read the excerpt from The Grapes of Wrath.
 Complete the chart for #3.
Friday Objectives:
 Reflect on writing improvement.
 Read with a purpose.
 Use strategies to answer multiple choice questions.
 Write a clear, concise response to a prompt.
Classwork:
 Turn in your corrected Essay.
 Fill folders and fill out you reflection sheet with real reflections.
 Read from Tamar in the MCAS packet.
 Answer the multiple choice questions.
 Review the ORQ responses and annotate for strengths, note what would make a better response for this year’s scoring criteria.
Homework:
 Write a response to #3 prompt- Grapes of Wrath. Due Monday.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Week of February 3-7, English, Mrs. Sciarretta
Monday Objectives:
 Identify elements of a character’s personality.
 Discuss important information clearly and with evidence to back up your claims.
Classwork:
 Assemble for Socratic Seminar
 Inside circle: discuss the jurors and their personalities that effected the deliberation.
 Outside circle: take notes on new information and check off previously discussed information to avoid repetition.
Homework:
 Review the play to prepare for a test tomorrow.
 Review your Twelve Angry Men vocabulary and how you will use some of the words in an ORQ.
Tuesday Objectives:
 Answer multiple choice questions using strategies with 100% accuracy.
 Write clearly and concisely.
 Write a well-developed response that answers and supports a prompt.
Classwork:
 Multiple Choice Test for Twelve Angry Men
 You may begin working on your ORQ when you are done with the test.
Homework:
 Use your assignment sheet, notes, and vocabulary list to write your ORQ.
 You must use at least three of the words from the vocabulary list in your ORQ.
Wednesday The Bells, by Edgar Allen Poe
Objectives:
 Clearly discuss mood with examples to support your response.
 Comprehend how the imagery in a poem helps create the mood.
Classwork:
 Read the poem, The Bells, by Edgar Allen Poe.
 You will be divided into three groups.
 Socratic Seminar- three groups, one for each stanza.
 Each group will discuss the mood for just one stanza.
 Discuss the symbolism of the poem.
Homework:
 Answer questions 1-5.
 Write a response to #6.
Thursday Objectives:
 Write a clear response that answers a prompt.
 Use text support to prove you claim.
Classwork:
 Write an ORQ for The Bells that identifies the symbolism of the poem and how the imagery supports the mood.
Homework:
 Write a two stanza poem that replicates Poe’s The Bells changing moods.
 Use imagery to create the moods- each stanza will represent a different part of your life.
Friday Objectives:
 Review and Reflect on written work.
 Express written tone when reading aloud.
Activities:
 Quarter 3 Folders!!!!
 Review your written work.
 Record your scores and write a reflection on your strengths as well as what you needs to be your focus.
 We will go over the test questions from Twelve Angry Men.
Homework
Have a good weekend.

Week of January 27-31

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Objectives:
Compare tone portrayed in play to acting.
Understand the importance of stage directions.
Class Activities:
Watch the reenactment of Twelve Angry Men
Complete background information paper.
Homework:
Prepare character notes for Socratic Seminar on Monday.

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Week of January 13-17
Monday Objectives:
 Evaluate information for relevancy to a prompt.
 Write clearly and concisely.
 Support an assertion with evidence from the text.
 Make a comparison using evidence and inference.
Activities:
 Review LCAS excerpts.
 Complete graphic organizer if needed.
 Write your response to the prompt and support your assertion with evidence.
 Analyze – how does your evidence support your assertion?
Homework:
 Review Twelve Angry Men vocabulary words.
Tuesday Objectives:
 Evaluate information for relevancy to a prompt.
 Write clearly and concisely.
 Support an assertion with evidence from the text.
 Make a comparison using evidence and inference.
Activities:
 Review LCAS excerpts.
 Complete graphic organizer if needed.
 Write your response to the prompt and support your assertion with evidence.
 Analyze – how does your evidence support your assertion?
Homework:
 Review articles on the Zimmerman/Martin case. Annotate for proof of guilt or innocence for your side.
Wednesday Objectives:
 Develop an assertion statement.
 Review and annotate for relevant proof that supports an assertion.
Classwork:
 Watch a video clip of the Zimmerman/Martin case.
 Discuss what you know.
 Divide into sides.
 Review Academic Controversy Rules.
 Review the Zimmerman/Martin timeline and articles.
 Write a group Assertion Statement that will be used as a base for your evidence.
 Complete the Academic Controversy Position Forms to support your assertion.
Homework:
 Research supporting information for your “case”. Cite your sources.
 Complete fact/opinion activity.
Thursday Objectives:
 Support your assertion with evidence.
 Evaluate evidence – facts/opinions.
Activities:
 Choose a Foreman for your Jury.
 Culminate information in your group.
 Devise a plan for presenting information.
Homework:
 Review your planning sheets so you are prepared for your presentation tomorrow.
Friday Objectives:
 Practice listening skills
 Present opposing information with clarity and confidence.
Activities: Academic Controversy-
1. Foreman will read the assertion statement developed by his/her group.
2. Each side will present.
3. Opposing side will fill out the listening sheet.
Homework: Fill out Synthesis/Resolution Form.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Week of January 6-8, 2014
Monday The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe
Objectives:
 Understand the author’s use of mood.
 Analyze the relevance of setting to the mood and tone.
Activities:
 Turn in sentences
 Read information about Mood and Tone on pages 621-623
 Re-Read Poe’s, The Tell-Tale Heart and fill out the dialectical journal.
Homework:
 Complete the dialectical journal- due Monday (tomorrow).
Tuesday The Tell-Tale Heart.
Objectives:
 Identify Mood
 Select details to support Mood.
Activities:
 Turn in sentences and participial activity.
 Socratic Seminar- discuss mood and tone
 Inner group will discuss the mood of the story and the tone of the narrator- support your response with evidence from the text.
 Outer circle will take notes on the back of the dialectical journal.
 Write ORQ in class~ tomorrow. Today we will go over the rubric.
Homework:
 Study vocabulary words from Tell-Tale Heart- test on Friday.
 Review Participial activity- part of test on Friday
Wednesday The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe
Objectives:
 Write clearly and concisely.
 Complete written assignment in the time frame.
Classwork:
 Use your Dialectical Journal as reference while writing your Mood ORQ.
Homework:
 Study vocabulary words for test on Friday.
 Review Participial Phrases activity on page 633
Thursday Objectives:
 Recognize context clues for unfamiliar vocabulary.
 Read with a purpose.
 Identify common traits between two texts.
 Use inference in analytical writing.
Classwork:
 Apply Strategies to uncover meaning of vocabulary words.
 Review ORQ prompt.
 Discuss and annotate prompt.
 Read both excerpts and annotate for information you will use in your ORQ.
Homework:
 Study vocabulary and participial phrases for test tomorrow
Friday Objectives:
 Evaluate information for its relevancy to a prompt.
 Identify word meaning with 100% accuracy.
 Exhibit understanding of Participial Phrases.
Activities:
 Vocabulary and Participial test for Tell-Tale Heart
 Complete Graphic Organizer in preparation for the LCAS written response on Monday.
No Homework.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Week of January 2-3, 2014 English, Mrs. Sciarretta
Thursday The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe
Objectives:
 Understand the author’s use of mood.
 Analyze the relevance of setting to the mood and tone.
Activities:
 Watch video clip about Poe and setting for the story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-387NMCR6w
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-387NMCR6w
 Read background information, page 633
 Preview vocabulary, page 624
 Discuss the different ways that Mood is created.
 Discuss the thematic link between the pitch-dark room and the darkness of the narrator’s mind.
Homework:
 Write each vocabulary word in a sentence- use context clues.
Friday The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe
Objectives:
 Understand the author’s use of mood.
 Analyze the relevance of setting to the mood and tone.
Activities:
 Turn in sentences
 Read Poe’s, The Tell-Tale Heart.
Homework:
 Read information about Mood and Tone on pages 621-623

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Week of December 16-20, 2013 English, Mrs. Sciarretta
Monday Objectives:
 Edit and Revise written work
 Review criteria for stellar writing.
Activities:
 Continue to write and revise your essay
 Prepare to print on Wednesday.
Homework:
 Complete Tone and Style Sheets by Wednesday
Tuesday Objectives:
 Evaluate essay
 Estimate the value of your information in relevance to your Assertion Statement.
Classwork:
 Use revision sheet to edit your essay.
 Be prepared to print tomorrow.
Homework:
 Be sure that your Style and Voice packet is completed. Be prepared to share.
Wednesday Objectives:
 Critique final essay.
 Reflect on Style and Tone.
Classwork:
 Print your essay.
 Turn in all papers as listed on the board.
 Share information from your style and tone sheets.
No Homework
Thursday Objectives:
 Compare growth in writing.
 Reflect on written work.
Classwork:
 Review Holocaust Essays
 Compare and Contrast style and tone.
 Fill out Reflection Sheet.
No Homework
Friday Period 1- class activities
Periods 4-6, Movie.
Report to your 4th period class after lunch.