NOVEMBER 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
31
DAY A
  • Did you submit your essay to turnitin by last night? It was due!
  • Turnitin ID: 13864669 PW: gokturk
  • Hand in ALL peer edits and 1 draft in class
  • "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
  • NOV 1
    DAY B
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Seymour Glass: Why did he do it?
  • Holden's Likes and Dislikes
  • NOV 2
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    NOV 3
    DAY D
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Journal: Select passage to close read and discuss its significance.
  • Hat?
  • NOV 4
    DAY E
  • HW #14 DUE
  • JOURNAL: How do you feel about Holden? Why?
  • Holden's Isolation, friends, communication worksheet (see door folder if absent)
  • 7
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    8
    Election Day

    No Students Report
    9
    DAY A
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Finish Communication assignment from last class
  • JOURNAL: Should we be concerned about Holden? Why or why not?
  • 10
    DAY B
  • HW #16 DUE
  • JOURNAL: Is Holden more of a child or more of an adult? Explain.
  • 11
    No School

    Veteran's Day
    14
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY D
  • HW #17 DUE
  • JOURNAL: Money. Explore Holden's relationship with money in this reading.
  • 16
    DAY E
  • HW #18 DUE
  • JOURNAL: Imagine you run into Holden at this stage of the narrative. What are your thoughts about his behavior and appearance?
  • Catcher Dialogue Assignment
  • 17
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY A
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Catcher Dialogue Assignment
  • 21
    DAY B
  • HW #20 DUE
  • 22
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    23
    Recess

    No School
    24
    Recess

    HaPpY tHaNkSgIvInG!
    25
    Recess

    FoOd CoMa DaY
    28
    DAY D
  • Class Will Not Meet Today -- My son is sick :(
  • 29
    DAY E
  • Loose-leaf: Character Poem
  • Focused Free Write Image. Select an image from the novel that resonates with you.
  • Interrupted Reading Activity
  • Focused Free Write: What are you thinking about the reading now?
  • HW: Find at least three motifs you can discuss your "big idea" from class with page numbers. Write in journal: this will help you with motif composition next class.
  • 30
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    DEC 1
    DAY A
  • Review writing: using your underlined statement (or a revision of it), discuss a motif or motifs that support your thoughts. Please submit to turnitin.
  • Chromebooks 127
  • Motifs/Symbols
  • DEC 2
    DAY B
  • HW #21 DUE by midnight
  • Writing *127 CB
  • Bildungsroman
  • LOF books
  • OCTOBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    4
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    5
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY D
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Go over Character Maps. Share
  • Kahoot review!
  • 7
    DAY E


    UNIT TEST: on Antigone, terms, definitions, theater, conventions. Everything! Multiple Choice and Matching
  • Dead Poet Society
  • 10
    RECESS

    COLUMBUS DAY
    HONORS DUE
    11
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    12
    RECESS

    YOM KIPPUR
    13
    DAY A
  • JOURNAL: DPS 1: How do you feel about the rules that your parents and our school expect you to follow? Please explain with specifics.
  • Dead Poet's Society Day 1 Questions
  • 14
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Dead Poet's Society Day 2 Questions watch up to 58 min
  • 17
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY D
  • DPS Day 3
  • 19
    DAY E
  • FINISH! Take notes!
  • 20
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY A
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Chromebooks Xerox
  • 24
    DAY B
  • work on essay
  • 25
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY D
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Chromebooks Xerox
  • 27
    DAY E



    ESSAY DUE Please print TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED (10 points) for class. Remember: 1000 words!
  • Peer Feedback
  • Turnitin ID: 13864669 PW: gokturk
  • 28
    DAY F

  • Turnitin ID: 13864669 PW: gokturk; submit by Sunday night
    class does not meet today
  • SEPTEMBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




    2
    DAY A
  • Welcome Back to School!
  • Course Description
  • Writing Prompt: Your Youtube video just got its one millionth hit. Describe your video. Use chronology and specifics; show, don't tell.
  • 5
    Recess

    LABOR DAY
    6
    DAY B
  • CLICK ON THIS FOR HW: HW #1 DUE
  • Stop--jot: Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery
  • 7
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE: QUIZ
  • Journal: What truths about human nature does Jackson want us to consider?
  • Literary Device Class Assignment
  • 9
    DAY E
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Finish/present Literary Device Assignment
  • 12
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY A
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Vonnegut's purpose?
  • "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
  • 14
    DAY B
  • SLOs test
  • Summer Reading Assessment In Class Assignment
  • 15
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
  • Welcome, parents!
  • 16
    DAY D
  • Intro to Ancient Greek Theater
  • An Introduction to Greek Theater
  • Greek Theatre from Discovery Channel's Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
  • Oedipus story
  • 19
    DAY E
  • Antigone
  • JOURNAL: Describe a time you should have or did stand up for something in a difficult situation.
  • Notes: Foil character, characters, parados, review chart, metaphorical language
  • Read Antigone; stop after Creon's decree
  • 20
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY A
  • Class will not meet today; I have jury duty!
  • 22
    DAY B
  • HW #5 DUE
  • How Creon and Antigone react
  • 23
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY D
  • HW #6 DUE
  • 27
    DAY E
  • I'm out sick :(
  • 28
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY A
  • Antigone pages 20-30
  • 30
    DAY B
  • HW #7 DUE
  • DECEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    NOV 30
    DAY E
  • HW #22 DUE 24, 25, 26
  • Symbols
  • 1
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    2
    DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Outlines
  • 3
    DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Meet in Business Lab room 204
  • 4
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY D
  • Meet in Business Lab room 204
  • 8
    DAY E


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of Catcher Essay DUE (YOU MUST HAVE TWO COPIES of completed draft - 4 pages- for credit)
    9
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY A
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 11
    DAY B


    ESSAY DUE AT TURNITIN by 11:59. PLease hand in ONE edited draft from last class with ALL the peer edits in class or your classmate will not receive editor credit.
    14
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    15
    DAY D

    JOURNALS COLLECTED TODAY; return Catcher; hand in peer edits and 1 rough
    16
    DAY E
  • HW #25 DUE
  • Journal #1. Which character do you like the least and why?
  • 17
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY A
    21
    DAY B
  • HW #26 DUE
  • Journal 2. Conflict. Identify a conflict in the narrative and explain it.
  • 22
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY D
  • HW #27 DUE 5 & 6
  • Journal 3.
  • 24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    25
    RECESS

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    28
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    29
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    30
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    31
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    1
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    DECEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    NOV 30
    DAY E
  • HW #22 DUE 24, 25, 26
  • Symbols
  • 1
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    2
    DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Outlines
  • 3
    DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Meet in Business Lab room 204
  • 4
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY D
  • Meet in Business Lab room 204
  • 8
    DAY E


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of Catcher Essay DUE (YOU MUST HAVE TWO COPIES of completed draft - 4 pages- for credit)
    9
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY A
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 11
    DAY B


    ESSAY DUE AT TURNITIN by 11:59. PLease hand in ONE edited draft from last class with ALL the peer edits in class or your classmate will not receive editor credit.
    14
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    15
    DAY D

    JOURNALS COLLECTED TODAY; return Catcher; hand in peer edits and 1 rough
    16
    DAY E
  • HW #25 DUE
  • Journal #1. Which character do you like the least and why?
  • 17
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY A
    21
    DAY B
  • HW #26 DUE
  • Journal 2. Conflict. Identify a conflict in the narrative and explain it.
  • 22
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY D
  • HW #27 DUE 5 & 6
  • Journal 3.
  • 24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    28
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    29
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    30
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    31
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    1
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    NOVEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY B


    Antigone Essay Due tonight by midnight on Turnitin
  • Journal #10. Discuss the ideas of rebellion and conformity as it appears in the film but should have been the other way. In other words, when should one rebel and when should one conform?
  • Common Error Reminders
  • 3
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    4
    DAY C
  • Finish: Why does Neil commit suicide?
  • DPS Pair Analysis
  • 5
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    6
    DAY E
  • "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
  • 9
    DAY F
    Class will not meet today :(
    10
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    VETERANS' DAY
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #15 DUE 1-4
  • Journal #11. Holden's Likes and Dislikes?
  • 13
    DAY C
  • HW #16 DUE 5, 6, 7
  • Journal #12. Friends? Pretend you know nothing about what Holden THINKS. Based only on his words and actions (you've seen him around a lot), would you be friends with him? Why or why not
  • 16
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY E
  • HW #17 DUE 8, 9, 10
  • Journal # 13. Sexy. What are Holden's views on sex? Try to formulate a thesis and support it with quotes
  • 18
    DAY F
  • HW #18 DUE 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Mental State: Better, Worse, the Same?
  • 19
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY B
  • HW #19 DUE 15, 16, 17
  • 23
    DAY C
  • HW #20 DUE 18, 19, 20
  • Dialogue Assignment
  • 24
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    27
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    OCTOBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY A
  • LOTE LAB
  • Fairy Tale Greek Tragedy Assignment
  • 6
    DAY B


  • Fairy Tale Greek Tragedy Assignment DUE
  • 7
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    8
    DAY D
  • Intro to Anouilh
  • 9
    DAY E
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Anouilh's Antigone
  • Map out scene
  • 12
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    COLUMBUS DAY
    13
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY A
  • Anouilh's Antigone to page 14
  • 15
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE
  • 16
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY D
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Antigone
  • 20
    DAY E
  • Anouilh's Antigone
  • Antigone x 2 Essay Guidelines
  • 21
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY A
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Antigone x 2 Essay Guidelines
  • 23
    DAY B
  • Class will not meet today; work on outline
  • See HW #14
  • Antigone x 2 Essay Guidelines
  • 26
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    27
    DAY D
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Journal #8. DPS 1. What is the setting of the film and how does it make you feel? What does Carpe Diem meant to you? Personally -- what would it mean for you to live an extraordinary life?
  • 28
    DAY E
  • Journal #9. Is Keating a good teacher or not? Pick a position and support it with evidence.
  • 29
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    30
    DAY A
  • Journal #10. Discuss when the boys or a boy should have rebelled and when the boys or a boy should have conformed.
  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    LABOR DAY
    1
    2
    DAY A
  • Welcome back to school!
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
  • 3
    DAY B
  • Welcome! Class description, guidelines, Remind101, Turnitin, etc.
  • 4
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    7
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    8
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Journal #1: Breaking the Law. Is it ever justifiable to break the law? Pick a position and support with examples. Each journal should be well developed and thoughtful.
  • Intro to Antigone
  • 9
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE: share what you learned and answer questions from HW
  • Prologue to Antigone
  • 11
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • 14
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    15
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    16
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY B
  • Parados, Scene 1
  • 18
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE
  • 21
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY E
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    24
    DAY F
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Finish play
  • Welcome, parents! Open School Night: Composition Course Description & Class Guidelines
  • 25
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    28
    DAY B
  • Antigone Character Maps Class Assignment
  • 29
    DAY C
  • HW #7 DUE

    Antigone & Ancient Greek Theater Unit Test
  • Fairy Tale Greek Tragedy Assignment
  • 30
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 1
    DAY E
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Fairy Tale Greek Tragedy Assignment
  • OCT 2
    DAY F
  • HW #9 DUE
  • December

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5DAY D
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Begin thinking about Catcher FINAL PROJECT; you will have to write a letter of commitment next week.
  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • Quiz on 1-3
  • 6
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY F

  • HW #25 DUE
  • Journal #8
  • Discussion
  • 8
    DAY A

  • HW #26 DUE
  • How can we describe Holden's relationships with others?
  • Character Sketch: Holden
  • 9
    SNOW DAY!

    12
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY C
  • HW #27 DUE

    Catcher FINAL PROJECT Letter of Commitment Due
  • Bildungsroman
  • Begin Catcher Females Worksheet
  • 14
    DAY D
  • HW #28 DUE
  • Catcher Females Worksheet
  • 15
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY F

  • HW #29 DUE
  • Journal #9
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • 19
    DAY A

  • HW #30 DUE
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • 20
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY C
  • HW #31 DUE
  • 22
    DAY D

  • HW #32 DUE
  • Final Project Paragraph Samples
  • 23
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    26
    NO SCHOOL!


    27
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    28
    NO SCHOOL!

    29
    NO SCHOOL!

    30
    NO SCHOOL!

    November 2005

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7
    DAY E
  • HW #17 DUE
  • NOTEBOOKS COLLECTED TODAY-- Notebook rubric/LOF Xtra Credit Log, too
  • Vocab Quiz Chapters 9-12
  • 8
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY A

  • HW #18 DUE
  • Civilization Maintained or Challenfged Groupwork
  • 10
    DAY B

  • HW #19 DUE
  • 11
    NO SCHOOL

    Veterans Day
    14
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
  • HW #19 DUE
  • 15
    DAY D
    Journal #7
    16
    DAY E

  • HW #21 DUE
  • meet in lab
  • Mock Trial Requirements
  • Objections
  • 17
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY A

  • HW #21 DUE
  • meet in lab
  • Mock Trial Requirements
  • Objections
  • 21
    DAY B

  • meet in lab
  • Mock Trial Requirements
  • Objections
  • 22
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY D


    MOCK TRIAL IS TODAY! Be sure to come to class ready to BEGIN @ the bell. We only have one period...
    24
    NO SCHOOL

    Thanksgiving!

    It's a dancing Gokturkey!
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    28
    DAY E

  • Simpsons' Lord of the Flies Worksheet
  • 29
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY A

  • HW #23 DUE

    FINAL WRITTEN PORTFOLIO DUE:Mock Trial Requirements + turnitin.com
  • Dec. 1
    DAY B

  • HW #23 DUE
  • Dec. 2
    DAY C



    class does not meet today

    October

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY B

    Antigone Critical Lens DUE! Bring THREE copies DOUBLE SPACED and stapled
    4
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    5
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    6
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY D
    10
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    11
    DAY E


    FINAL Revision of Antigone Critical Lens DUE! Hand in with ALL peer edit tables, 1 rough draft, your outline. Please double space essay and make clear revisions.
  • JOURNAL #2
  • LOF Vocab for Novel
  • LOF Log Project
  • Begin Lord of the Flies
  • 12
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    14
    DAY A

  • HW #8 DUE
  • Reading Quiz Chpt. 1
  • JOURNAL #3
  • Drawing Characterization
  • 17
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE

    Vocab Quiz Chapters 1-2 + chapter 2 reading
  • 18
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY D

  • HW #10 DUE
  • 20
    DAY E

  • HW #11 DUE
    Vocab Quiz Chapters 3-4
  • 21
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY A
  • HW #12 DUE
  • 25
    DAY B

    Vocab Quiz Chapters 5-6
    26
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY D

  • Finish Drawing Characters
  • Finish Conflict charts
  • 28
    DAY E

  • HW #13 DUE
  • Quiz 7-8
  • 31
    DAY F

    Halloween!


    class does not meet today
    NOV 1
    DAY A
  • HW #14 DUE
    Vocab Quiz Chapters 7-8
  • JOURNAL #5
  • Close Reading of Pig Murder
  • NOV 2
    DAY B

  • HW #15 DUE
  • GROUP DISCUSSION GRADED
  • JOURNAL #6
  • NOV 3
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    NOV 4
    DAY D

  • HW #16 DUE
  • JOURNAL #6
  • September

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    Labor Day
    6
    DAY A

    Welcome Back!
  • Course Description
  • 7
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY C


    HW #1 Due
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • 9
    DAY D


    HW #2 Due
  • meet in lab (123)
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • Power Point Rubric
  • 12
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY F

  • HW #3 Due
  • meet in lab (123)
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • Power Point Rubric
  • 14
    DAY A

  • meet in lab (123)
    Antigone Pre-Reading Project PRESENTATIONS TODAY
  • Power Point Rubric
  • 15
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
  • Welcome, Parents!
  • 16
    DAY C

    What to Expect...


    Summer Reading "Test"
    19
    DAY D
  • PowerPoint Reflection
  • Journal #1
  • Begin Antigone
  • Story of Oedipus
  • Greek Tragedy
  • 20
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F

  • Antigone
  • Structure of the Play
  • 22
    DAY A

  • HW #4 Due
  • 23
    DAY B



    class does not meet today

    Wish Neel a happy bday! It's tomorrow!
    26
    DAY C

  • Happy birthday to I'esha!
  • Antigone (cont)
  • 27
    DAY D
  • HW #5 Due
  • Dilemmas and Conflicts
  • Thinking like a thesis: I am a big eyeball with a view
  • Go over the Antigone Outline & the Antigone Critical Lens Assignment
  • 28
    DAY E



    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY F

  • HW #6 Due
  • A Sample Student Critical Lens
  • Work on essay
  • Tips and Common Errors
  • Quoting from a Poem or Play in Verse
  • 30
    DAY A

  • HW #6 Due
  • Work on essay
  • Paragraph Sandwich
  • Tips and Common Errors
  • Quoting from a Poem or Play in Verse

  • January

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY A
    Finish Mitt Presentations
    5
    DAY B

  • HW #34
  • Quiz on 18-21
  • Present Catcher Females Worksheet
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • 6
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY D

  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • 10 DAY E
  • HW #35
  • Quiz 22-23 Final Project Explication Samples
  • 11
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY A

  • HW #36
  • Quiz 24-26
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • 13
    DAY B

  • HW #36
  • Quiz 24-26
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • 14
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    17
    NO SCHOOL
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    18
    DAY D
  • Holden's Psychological Profile Worksheet
  • Final Project Explication Samples
  • 19
    DAY E
  • Wrap up CIR
  • 20
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY A

  • Final Project Explication Samples

    Catcher FINAL PROJECT DUE -- you will present to class
  • 24
    DAY B
    Last Day of Classes
  • Presentations
  • Course Reflections
  • 25
    English Regents 8:15
    26

    English Regents 8:15
    27
    28

    December

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY D

  • HW #27
  • Quiz 1-4
  • 7
    DAY E
  • HW #27
  • Quiz 1-4
  • journal entry: how are you similiar or not to Holden?
  • 8
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY A

  • HW #28
  • 10
    DAY B

  • HW #29
  • Vocab Quiz 1-5
  • What's a Bildungsroman?
  • 13
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY D
  • HW #30
  • Intro to Allie Mitt Project
  • What's a Bildungsroman?
  • 15
    DAY E

  • HW #31
  • 16
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY A

    Vocab Quiz: 6-15
  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • 20
    DAY B

  • HW #32 (16-17)
  • 21
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY D

  • HW #33 (18-19)
  • 23
    DAY E

  • PresentAllie Mitt Project & bring food!
  • 24
    NO School

    Winter Recess Begins!
    27
    No
    28
    School
    29
    This

    30
    Whole

    Oct 1
    Week!

    November

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE
    Vocab Quiz 3-4
  • Dicuss chapter 3-4
  • Illustrating Characterization
  • 3
    DAY B

  • HW #18 DUE
  • Quiz 5-6
  • Illustrating Characterization
  • 4
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY D

  • HW #19 DUE
    Vocab Quiz 5-6
  • 8 DAY E
  • Characterization
  • Discuss 5
  • 9
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY A

  • HW #20 DUE Quiz 7-8
  • 11
    Veteran's Day

    No School


    12
    DAY B

  • HW #21 DUE
    Vocab Quiz 7-8
  • Discuss 7-8
  • 15
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY D
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Discuss 9-10
  • Civilization is made or destroyed
  • 17
    DAY E
  • HW #23 DUE
    Vocab Quiz: 9-12
  • 18
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY A

  • HW #24 DUE
  • Discuss 11-12
  • Complete Part I Meanings and Symbols
  • 22
    DAY B

  • HW #25
  • LOF Films: compare old and new
  • 23
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY D

  • LOF Film
  • 25
    Thanksgiving


    Happy Thanksgiving!
    26
    Recess


    Happy Thanksgiving!
    29
    DAY E

  • LOF Notebook Project Due
  • LOF Simpsons
  • 30
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    Dec 1
    DAY A

  • HW #26
  • Read "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
  • Dec 2
    DAY B

  • Finish APDFB
  • Intro to Catcher in the Rye
  • Catcher Vocab Sheet (all chapters)
  • Go over Catcher FINAL PROJECT options
  • Dec 3
    DAY C



    class does not meet today

    October

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E
  • Finish Antigone
  • Group Work h/o
  • 5
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY A

  • HW #7 DUE
  • Antigone film
  • 7
    DAY B

  • HW #8 DUE
  • Antigone film
  • 8
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    11
    No school
    Columbus Day
    12
    DAY D
  • Begin critical lens
  • Analyze Literary Elements in Antigone
  • Literary Terms Glossary
  • Critical Lens Assignment: Antigone
  • Critical Lens Outline: Antigone
  • 13
    DAY E

  • HW #9 DUE
  • meet in 123
  • Literary Terms Glossary
  • Critical Lens Assignment: Antigone
  • Critical Lens Outline: Antigone
  • 14
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY A

  • HW #10 DUE
  • 18
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE

    BRing TWO copies of your completed essay to class, double-spaced
  • Peer Editing for the Critical Lens
  • 19
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY D

    Final Draft Due
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Finish Antigone film
  • 21
    DAY E

  • HW #13 DUE
  • Begin LOF
  • Literary Circle Roles
  • LOF Notebook Project
  • Alligator River Problem
  • 22
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY A
    26
    DAY B
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Quiz
  • 27
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY D

  • HW #15 DUE
  • Characters, Setting, and Author background
  • 29
    DAY E

  • HW #16 DUE
  • Drawing Characterization
  • September

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day
  • Say belated happy bday to Tarryn!
  • 7
    8
    DAY A

  • Welcome to Comp!
  • Class Discussion Rubric & Notebook Rubric
  • 9
    DAY B

  • Icebreaker Activity
  • Intro to the Antigone Pre-Reading Project (110 points)
  • PowerPoint Rubric
  • 10
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY D

    HW #1 DUE
  • meet in lab (123) & work on PP
  • How to Cite ALL Sources
  • Jazzing Up the PowerPoint with Varied Backgrounds
  • 14
    DAY E

    HW #2 DUE
  • meet in lab (123) & work on PP
  • Speech Giving Techniques
  • Be ready! Next class you'll present!
  • 15
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    16
    No School

    RECESS!
    17
    No School

    RECESS!
    20
    DAY A



    Presentations are Today! This is a 110 point project grade [handouts are required=110 points]
  • Power Point Rubric
  • 21
    DAY B
  • meet back in classroom
  • Begin Antigone
  • 22
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY D

  • HW #3 DUE
  • Antigone
  • 24
    DAY E

  • HW #4 DUE
  • Antigone
  • 27
    DAY F

    class does not meet today

    Honors Proposals Due
    28
    DAY A
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 29
    DAY B

  • Antigone
  • Review for the Critical Lens
  • 30
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    Oct 1
    DAY D
  • HW #6 DUE

    Summer Reading In Class Critical Lens Essay Test
  • December

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY E
  • Catcher Females Worksheet
  • "Gamma Girls"
  • 3
    DAY F
  • Intro to the "I want to Be __" Essay and Outline
  • Don't forget common errors
  • Your essay should follow the guidelines specified in class; what you don't complete in class is HW
  • 4
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY B
  • Hw # 21 due!
  • Quiz on reading from HW
  • Work on essay today in class
  • 6
    DAY C
  • Hw # 22 due!
  • Discuss chpts. 16-19
  • 9 DAY D

    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY E
  • Hw # 23 due!

    Vocab Quiz Chpts. 16-26
  • Discuss 20-22
  • Holden's Psychological Profile Worksheet
  • 11
    DAY F
  • Hw # 24 due!
  • Discuss 23-26
  • 12
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY B
  • Hw # 25 due!
  • Discuss Title
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • 16
    DAY C
  • Hw # 26 due!

    Catcher FINAL PROJECT Due!
  • Final Project Rubric
  • 17
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY E
  • Hw # 27 due!
  • 19
    DAY F
  • Hw # 28 due!
  • Hw # 29 is your Vacation HW!
  • 20
    DAY A

    WINTER BREAK BEGINS TONIGHT!


    class does not meet today


    November

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    28
    DAY A
  • Tie up trial
  • The Simpsons: Complete in class handout
  • Discuss Project #2: Rules Essay
  • 29
    DAY B

    Class does not meet today
    30
    DAY C


    Trial Portfolio is Due!
  • Review Project #2 requirements
  • 1950s PowerPoint Assignment
  • Catcher in the Rye and the 50s
  • 31
    DAY D

    Work on PowerPoint today
  • 1950s PowerPoint Assignment
  • 1
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY F


    Project #2 is Due! Typed, double space. Please make sure you email yourself a copy and save it to your U drive in school
  • Work on PowerPoint today
  • 1950s PowerPoint Assignment
  • 5
    DAY A
    6
    DAY B
    marking period ends

    7
    DAY C


    1950s PowerPoint Assignment Presentations Today!
    8
    DAY D


    1950s PowerPoint Assignment Presentations Continue Today!
    11
    No school

    Veteran's Day
    12
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY F
  • HW # 15 Due!
  • Common Essay Errors
  • 14
    DAY A


    Definition Essay Due!
  • Read and discuss "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
  • See homework due Mon
  • 15
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
  • Don't wait until Monday for HW # 16
  • 18
    DAY C
  • HW # 16 Due!
  • Quiz on chpts. 1-9
  • 19
    DAY D
  • HW # 17 Due!
  • 20
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F


    Vocab Quiz: Chpts. 1-10
    22
    DAY A

  • HW # 18 Due!

    Journals will be collected today: Please see HW list to make sure you have ALL entries
  • 25
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY C
  • HW # 19 Due!

    Vocab Quiz: Chpts. 11-15
  • 27
    DAY D

  • HW # 20 is for over break!
  • 28

    No School

    Thanksgiving Recess
    Got turkey?
    29

    No School

    Have a happy Gokturkey!

    October

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    30
    DAY F


    Critical Lens Essay Test on Summer Reading Today!
    Oct 1
    DAY A
  • HW #10 Due
    Discuss Primitive
  • Oct 2
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    Oct 3
    DAY C
  • HW #11 Due
  • Supersition
  • Oct 4
    DAY D
  • HW #12 due
  • Discuss chapter 7
  • 7
    DAY E
    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY F


    Vocab Quiz: Chpts. 5-8
    9
    DAY A
  • HW #13 Due
  • 10
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY C
  • HW #14 Due
  • QUIZ
  • 14
    No classes today -- Columbus Day
    15
    DAY D
  • Compare LOF films
  • Work on trial role for HW
  • 16
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY F
  • Finish film
  • Work on trial for HW
  • 18
    DAY A
  • Prep for trial: Day 1
  • HW
  • 21
    DAY B

    Class does not meet today
    22
    DAY C
  • Trial prep #2
  • HW
  • 23
    DAY D


    LOF Unit Test!
    24
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY F


    Mock Trial Today!

    December

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    2 Go to today for the FINAL PROJECT DIRECTIONS. This will be due at the end fo the novel. 3
    DAY C
  • HW #15 is due.
  • 4
    DAY D
    5
    DAY E
    Group Work
    6
    DAY F
    Poetry Project is due! See rubric
    7
    DAY A
    8
    9 10
    DAY B
    11
    DAY C
  • HW #17 is due.
  • 12
    DAY D
  • HW #18 is due.
  • 13
    DAY E
    14
    DAY F
    15
    16 17
    DAY A
    IN LAB
  • HW #19 is due.
  • 18
    DAY B
    19
    DAY C
  • HW #20 is due. IN LAB
  • 20
    DAY D
  • HW #21 is due. IN LAB
  • 21
    DAY E
    Narrative Essay Due, Final Draft Online.
    Web Page with all your stuff will also be graded! Make sure your page has all the elements Ms. G specified.
    22
    23 Have
    24
    a
    25 Great
    26 Break!
    27 28 29
    30
    31
    1
    Happy New Year!
    2
    DAY F
    3
    DAY A
    4
    DAY B
    Dec 1

    December 1


    December 2

    Catcher in the Rye Final Project

    Directions: Choose one of the following options for your final project on The Catcher in the Rye. Projects will be graded on effort, creativity, how well you demonstrate your understanding of the novel, and how well you complete all facets of whichever option you choose. There are many options available. Variations on any of these options must be pre-approved.

    All projects should be mechanically sound and indicate a high degreee of effort.

    The Mixed Tape: Make a ten song mixed tape or CD for Holden Caulfield, if he were around today. In a three page letter to Holden, explain why you are including each of the ten songs on the mixed tape. Each song should have a paragraph of in-depth description as to why you think he would like it, using evidence you used from the themes, symbols, motifs, and situations that Holden and the novel explored. You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!) Requirements: 10 songs (artist/song title) on tape or CD, at least a paragraph explanation for each, use of lyrics to explain rationale, cover for mixed tape/CD. Be artistic!

    Newspaper: Create a newspaper for major events of the novel. You will create a newspaper including at least four from the following: a news story, a review, an editorial, a feature story, a commentary, a cartoon, a profile piece. All must be linked to the book. These different styles can be found in any newspaper, but if you need help, Ms. G will instruct you on how to do it. Your final articles must be put together in a newsletter template, 4 pages minimum (must be an even number of pages after that – 6, 8, 10, etc.). You may work with a partner for this project. Include ads, tables of content, etc.

    Graphic Novel / Comic Book: Recreate the story in a graphic novel (i.e. comic book) format. Choose the most important scenes - in your view - and tell the story of The Catcher in the Rye. The quality of your project will be determined by the following: the extent to which your graphic novel includes the entire story of the novel, the quality / effort put into of the artwork, and the inclusion of an introduction in which you explain what you tried to capture in your recreation of the novel (e.g., "I wanted to emphasize the extent to which they reject society and reveal themselves as rebels in the American spirit. I did this because… and showed it by. You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!) to narrate your story.

    Holden and Depression: Research depression in teenagers, including information about its symptoms and treatment. After doing so, look at Holden. Which symptoms does he exhibit? Use evidence from the story to create a "diagnosis" of Holden. [. You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!)] Requirements: Title page, 4 pages, typed, proper documentation, good mechanics.

    Holden, Ten Years Later: Write a piece of short fiction in which you join Holden's life ten years after the story ends. Try, as best you can, to replicate Holden's unique voice. Write it in the style of The Catcher in the Rye. Try to use what you know of him from the book along with Holden's state of mind throughout the novel to guide your prediction. Be sure to utilize details from the novel as your springboard. Requirements: Title page with title, 4 pages minimum, typed.

    Holden's Scrapbook: Compile a scrapbook of memorabilia that Holden might have collected or come across during the novel. All artifacts must be captioned with where he got it, its significance to him, and the page you found it on. Think of the images that keep recurring in the novel, the places to which Holden travels, and anything he collects. This project will be assessed based on the amount of memorabilia collected and its presentation. As a benchmark, expect to get at least ten pieces of memorabilia for your scrapbook. Each item should have at least a paragraph explaining its significance. . You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!) to support your items: you will demonstrate where it was found and then explain the significance.

    The Secret Goldfish: We hear a brief description of the plot of Holden's brother D.B.'s story "The Secret Goldfish" early in the novel. Try your hand at short fiction, as you use the details from the description and write a story out of it. Requirements: Title page, 4 pages minimum, typed.

    Catcher in the Rye: The Motion Picture. Re-write the major events Catcher in the Rye to turn them into screenplay. . You should use TEXT BASED EVIDENCE (AKA quotes from the novel!). Requirements: an 8 page script that follows movie script format, cast descriptions (who you want to play who), typed.

    The tool of madmen? Conspiracy Theory? Write a mini-research project covering the following: John Hinckley, who attempted an assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981, and Mark David Chapman, who murdered John Lennon in 1980, both brought The Catcher to the Rye into the national spotlight. Hinckley told the court that his defense could be found in the novel's pages, while Chapman had asked Lennon to sign his copy of the book earlier in the same day he killed him. Find what you can about both of these instances - how was The Catcher in the Rye involved in each? Are there other murderers who identify with this novel? You may also want to address its role in "Conspiracy Theory" with Mel Gibson. Requirements: Title page, 4 pages, typed, proper documentation, good mechanics.

    Holden and ?: Compare The Catcher in the Rye with another novel or a movie that describes the loss of innocence and the attainment of maturity. Compare and contrast the characters of ? and Holden. Explain which presents the most convincing picture of growing up; use text-based evidence!. Requirements: Title page, 4 pages, typed, good mechanics.

    Don’t like what you see here? Make an appointment and come see me on your free time to discuss an idea you have!


    December 6

    Ms. G

    Poetry Project Name: _____________________________

    Excellent (A)

    Good (B)

    Fair (C)

    Needs Improve-ment (D)

    Not Satisfac-tory or missing (F)

    Purpose: Why is the project assemble this way?

    Presenta-tion: Is the project neatly assembled and organized?

    Is the oral presentation clear and meaning-ful?

    Creativity:

    Is the project unique, interesting, and original?

    Overall Effort: Is there an attempt to produce the highest quality work possible?

    Grade: _________________________


    December 11

    Finish presentations. Discuss 5-9.

    December 12

    Discussion of chapters 9-12. >

    November

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    28 29
    Ms. G on jury duty!
    30 31
    Happy Halloween!
    1
  • HW #10 is due. Mock Trial Prep.
  • 2 3
    4 5 Headline News: Mock Trial Today! 6 LOF Final! 7 End of first marking period. 8 Begin 1950s research 9
    Mock Trial Portfolio is Due today!
  • Continue 1950s research
  • 10
    11 12

    Veteran's Day: No School
    13 14 Intro to Catcher in the Rye
  • HW #11 due Monday.
  • 15 Project #4:Presentations Due 16 17
    18 19 In Computer Lab Today.
  • HW #11 is due.
  • HW #12 for tonight.
  • 20
  • HW #12 is due.
  • 21
  • Extra Credit #1 is due.
  • HW #13 for break.
  • 22

    Got Turkey?
    Happy Gokturkey Day!
    23
    Enjoy your break!
    24
    25 26
  • HW #13 is due.
  • HW #14 is for tonight.
  • 27
  • HW #14 is due.
  • 28 29 30 Dec 1

    November 1

    Phase three of the mock trial prep today. We will also being a Task II Regents Essay.

    November 5

    Mock Trial Today!

    November 6

    Today's final will include "Hey Little Walter," the America poems, outlines, and LOF. You will be given passages to identify as well an essay to write.

    November 7


    November 8

    Hello, all you hip daddy-o’s! Welcome to a new era! The 1950s!

    YOUR MISSION: You will work individually or in pairs to unearth some of the background of the 1950s. You should use the Internet sites provided, though you might find yourself wanting to find more information, graphics, etc. Feel free to search elsewhere on the Net for these things.

    You will create a presentation on PowerPoint to introduce the rest of the class to the aspect of the 1950s with which you will become an expert. Your slideshow must:

  • have a minimum of 6 slides PER PERSON (not including your title slide!), though you are encouraged to create more than that.
  • You should make your presentation as visually stimulating as possible by including clipart and graphics from the Internet. I will show you how to this magic.
  • You should use your slideshow as an aid to help you present. Don’t write out every single thing on your slides. That’s B-O-R-I-N-G!

    Please, no more than one slideshow per topic – hurry up and sign up now!

    SITE to start you off:

  • http://www.fiftiesweb.com/fifties.htm
  • Also try going to www.google.com and conducting a search for your topic. Remember: put your query in quotes for better results!

    Also recommended: visit the library upstairs. Our librarians are super and will be glad to help you find some neat-o stuff. Use the Decades CD ROM database: totally cool.

    TOPICS: I have recommended sites for starting places for information.

  • General History (http://www.joesherlock.com/fifties.html)
  • Fashion
  • Fads
  • Cars (http://www.joesherlock.com/fifties.html)
  • Slang (You will create a narrative using these hop words)
  • Music
  • Pop History (pick highlights to present)
  • The Cold War
  • McCarthy and the Red Scare (http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~mcnicholas/E309-Spring98/assign2/military/mcarthy.html)
  • The Beat Movement. Poets and Painters (http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/rebels/index2.htm)
  • Manhattan in the late 1940s-early 1950s
  • Jazz
  • Politics (General overview)
  • Censorship of Catcher in the Rye (http://www.euronet.nl/users/los/censorhistory.html)
  • TV
  • Sports
  • Movies and movie stars

    November 9

    See yesterday.

    November 10


    November 11


    November 12

    No School today in remembrance of our veterans.

    November 13


    November 14


    November 15

    Presentations today!

    November 16


    November 17


    November 18


    November 19

    Continuation of presentations.
    Definition essay of "phony."

    The Definition Essay

    There are three ways to define a word:

    1. Supply a synonym: one word that has nearly the same meaning as the word you are trying to define. For example, jerk = idiot.

    2. Define quickly and provide a sentence to illustrate the definition. Jerk is a person who behaves in a mean way for no apparent reason. My brother was being such a jerk when he wouldn’t let me watch his TV even though he wasn’t even home.

    3. Extended definition. Here you write several paragraphs/an essay to define a new or difficult term, or to rescue a word from continuous misuse. (See essay below.)

    "A Jerk" by Sydney Harris

    I don’t know whether history repeats itself, but biography certainly does. The other day, Michael came in and asked me what a "jerk" was—the same question Carolyn put to me a dozen years ago.

    At that time, I fluffed her off with some inane answer, such as "A jerk isn’t a very nice person," but both of us knew it was an unsatisfactory reply. When she went to bed, I began trying to work up a suitable definition.

    It is a marvelously apt word, of course. Until it was coined, not more than 25 years ago, there was really no single word in English to describe the kind of person who is a jerk – "boob" and "simp" were too old hat, and besides they really didn’t fit, for they could be lovable, and a jerk never is.

    Thinking it over, I decided that a jerk is basically a person without insight. He is not necessarily a fool or a dope, because some extremely clever persons can be jerks. In fact, it has little to do with intelligence as we commonly think of it; it is, rather, a kind of subtle but persuasive aroma emanating from the inner part of the personality.

    I know a college president who can be described only as a jerk. He is not an unintelligent man, nor unlearned, nor even unschooled in the social amenities. Yet he is a jerk cum laude, because of a fatal flaw in his nature – he is totally incapable of looking into the mirror of his soul and shuddering at what he sees there.

    A jerk, then, is a man (or woman) who is utterly unable to see himself as he appears to others. He has no grace, he is tactless without meaning to be, his is a bore even to his best friends, he is an egotist without charm. All of us are egotists to some extent, but most of us – unlike the jerk – are perfectly and horribly aware of it when we make asses of ourselves. The jerk never knows.

    YOUR MISSION: Either by yourself or with a partner, create a composition that defines the word "phony." Ultimately, your essay should focus on the idea of defining what makes a person phony, though you may certainly explore other aspects of "phony." Your assignment should be at least three paragraphs. You may follow the outline modeled above or use your own logic. This is the structure of the above essay:

    I Intro

    II Previous, inadequate definition. "A jerk isn’t a very nice person."

    III Begin defining what is and isn’t a jerk.

    IV Use example of a jerk. (Real living model and explain how.

    V Conclusion: definitive definition deduced.


    November 20


    November 21


    November 22

    Have a very happy holiday!

    November 23

    Happy Holiday!

    November 24


    November 25


    November 26

    Discussion.

    November 27

    Vocab mime and discussion + group presenations.

    November 28


    November 29


    November 30

    October

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    30 1 2
    Go over descriptive quotes
    Journal:Utopia
    HW # 1
    3 Finish Quotes
  • Survivor Lesson
  • 4 5
  • LOF Vocabulary Internet Search today(chpts. 1-4)

    Journal is DUE!
  • HW #1 is due today.
  • HW #2 is for tonight.
  • 6
    7 8 9 LOF and superstition
  • HW #3 is for tonight.
  • 10 11
  • HW #3 is due.
  • HW #4 is for tonight.
  • 12 Writing the persuasive essay.
  • HW #4 is due.
  • HW #5 for tonight.
  • 13
    14 15 16 Complete persuasive essay. Rough draft is due by the end of the period. 17 Today: peer editing and discussion of chapters 7-8.
  • HW #5 is due.
  • HW #6 is due Monday.
  • 18 19
    Final Draft of Project #2 is due!
    20
    21 22
  • HW #6 is due. Quiz today! Do HW 7
  • 23 24 Vocab baseball!
    HW #7 is due.
  • HW #8 is due on Thursday.
  • 25
  • HW #8 is due.
    VOCAB QUIZ TODAY.
  • 26 27
    28 29 Find out who you are! See today for role and assignment.
  • HW #9 is for tonight
  • 30 Continue Mock Trial Prep:PHASE TWO
  • HW #9is due.
  • HW #10tonight.
  • 31 [Yes. Ms. G will be back!]
    Extra credit!
    Dress up like a character from LOF!
  • HW #10is due.
  • 1 Phase III of Mock Trial Prep + Task II Essay 2 MOCK TRIAL TODAY! 3

    October 2

    Go over group quotes.

    Journal: Utopia. HW REad chpt 5-6


    October 3

    Today we will
  • finish descriptive quotes

    Plus, SURVIVOR!


    October 5

    Welcome to Cyber English!

    Please take a moment to acquaint yourslef with the features of this site. I will walk you through the basics.P>

    Sometimes, surfing the Internet for information can feel like you are spinning out of control. Fear not...

    Today we will use the computer to find definitions for our words from LOF. Please go to The Merriam Webster Dictionary to find the definitions. It is important that we have all the same answers as we will ultimately play "vocabulary baseball" and have quizzes....

    For each word, you should find:

  • the definition (use the first definition given.
  • what part of speech the words belongs to (noun, verb, etc.)
  • find a synonym

    What you don't finish in class becomes your homework #2 for the weekend! You may work together to expedite things. Happy Hunting!


    October 9

    Today we will discuss the break down of civilization in LOF, focusing on superstition and primitive society...

    October 10


    October 11

    Presentation of group work. How does civilization devolve in Lord of the Flies?

    October 12

    Today we will discuss the persuasive essay and outline format for your next project assignment.

    Project #2

    You will write a persuasive essay convincing your readers that (besides Ralph) _________ [(pick one:)should be/shouldn't be] the leader of the group on the island.

    See the "Cockroach Essay" for a good example of a five pragrpah model.

    Your essay should contain the following:

  • I Introduction: 1. Catchy opener
    2. Thesis statement (who should or shouldn't be the leader)
    3. What three reasons (a, b, c) you will discuss that will persuade your readers that your thesis is the only possible view!
  • II A. Reason One (Topic Sentence)plus:
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments.
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
  • III B. Reason Two (Topic Sentence) plus:
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments.
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
  • III B. Reason Three (Topic Sentence) plus:
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments.
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
    supporting evidence/quotes from book/your views/anticipate counter arguments
  • IV Conclusion

    You will have this period and the next to work on this.


    October 15


    October 16

    Complete the essay and submit a rough draft by the end of the period.

    October 17


    October 18


    October 19


    October 22

    Today: Group work on civilization, chpts. 9-12.

    October 24

    Present group work findings.

    Discussion of chpts. 9-12.

    INTRO TO THE MOCK TRIAL

    The Trial:

    The People vs. Jack Merrridew

    The Scenario:

    The days of ritualistic hunting and savagery are over. After hearing Ralph’s shocking account of what happened on the island, the officer who first discovered the boys has passed the story along for further investigation. Civilization deems that justice must be done, and the case is put on trial in one of history’s most famous trials. Despite the fact that the defendant is a minor, the government wants to prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law. Thus, Jack is being called to account for his role in the horrendous crimes that took place on the island. His defense team, nevertheless, feels that he is not responsible for his actions and plan to disprove the prosecution in this world-famous trial.

    PLUS! Vocab baseball.

    October 25

    Vocab Quiz.

    Finish 9-12 discussion.

    Mock Trial info (cont.).


    October 26


    October 29

    Comp 3 (P1 BE/P2 CF)

    Date

    Nick

    Witness/Character

    Catherine

    Witness/Character

    Nicole

    Prosecution lawyer

    Midori

    Journalist

    Jesse

    Defense lawyer

    David

    Juror

    Shane

    Witness/Character

    Dan

    Witness/Character

    Hye jin

    Video Person

    Tiffany

    Juror

    Jesse L

    Witness/Character

    Meghan

    Defense lawyer

    Louis

    Juror

    Jonathan

    Prosecution lawyer

    Jason

    Witness/Character

    Rachel

    Defense lawyer

    Shana

    Judge

    Alex

    Prosecution lawyer

    Not happy? Extra Credit will be given for someone who would like to also act as: Court Sketch Artist and Court Photographer…

    Today’s jobs and homework: (PHASE ONE)

    • Witnesses: Assemble together to decide who will play each character. Don’t forget that the lawyers will probably approach you to play other characters in addition to your major role. Characters that must be assigned: Jack, Ralph, Simon, and Piggy. You should also already establish who will play the secondary characters. For instance, perhaps you will be Jack and also play Samneric. Minor characters that may be needed: Samneric, Roger, Birthmark kid, Percival, etc. When you have decided who’s who, begin your Character Sketch for your PRIMARY character. Write out 250 words (you will type it for homework) explaining who you are, what your character is like, and what your motivations are. In other words, you are writing a 250 word autobiographical essay. Be sure to structure your essay following the outline format we used for our previous essay. (45 points) For your minor character, write out a paragraph.
    • Lawyers: Meet with your partner(s). Decide your plan of attack and create your outline of your plan. Use the handouts as help in organizing your attack and defense. You should work together to figure out how you are going to pull this off and WIN! Create an outline for your opening and closing statements. Outlines should be clear and easy to read. You should use legal terminology. Typed. (10 points). When this is complete, you should begin writing your statements and questions. Divvy up your tasks for homework. You will have another class period to prepare, so make sure you complete work outside of class as well. Plus, today meet with the Jurors. Make sure that both the prosecution and defense OK the characters the jurors pick for themselves
    • Judge: Today you should begin to acquaint yourself with the terminology of the courts. Write a pre-trial reflection. What do you already know about the case? These are the judge’s personal thoughts… be creative. (Typed for HW)
    • Jurors: Meet as a group. Decide who you are and create a character sketch. Create a 100 word document that describes who you are (i.e., a housewife, a school master, a naval officer, etc. Remember: the jury must be of "peers." Make sure that your character refelcts the times in which this novel occurs. For instance, a WWI vet, or a factory worker who makes bullets, etc. BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR SKETCH, CONSULT WITH THE LAWYERS. BOTH SIDES MUST OK YOU AS A CHARACTER for a just trial. Your character sketch must also include your feelings on some of the major issues in the novel, even though you don’t know the case yet. Type this for homework (10) points).
    • Sketch Artist: Today you should practice sketching the characters in the room. (You will hand these in with your trial sketches as well). Also, create a 250 word document (typed for homework) that explains your perception of the role of the sketch artist. This should be written in essay form using the format we learned for our previous essay.
    • Journalist: Meet with your colleague(s). You must decide what type of paper you are running. Also, Write a pre-trial NEWS STORY (just the facts, nothing but the facts): i.e, "English Schoolboy Charged with Murder" the headline might read. Interview the characters also: for homework, aklso type up a feature story (HUMAN INTEREST): "Children become savage when left unchecked" might be the thesis. A feature is an essay; a news story is just fact to relay information. Both stories should center around events BEFORE THE TRIAL.
    • Video: Create a plan of action. How will you tape this? Edit? What will the focus be? In writing, (and typed for homework) write out this proposal as though you were a documentary maker looking for money from a network to conduct the investigation/chronicle. This should be about 250 words and should explain your goal of the project clearly. Use evidence from the novel to back your needs. Also for HW, bring in a signed letter from your parents saying it is OK to use the camera. (The document you create may be handed in as one if you are working with a partner.)


    October 30

    Mock Trial Stuff

  • Mock Trial Rubric and Role Descriptions
  • The Judicial System in the US
  • Glossary of Legal Terms
  • Objection!
  • Overview of Court System Hello, members of the court! I am spending time in a real life court relishing the process of the jury selection. While I am away, you should continue to work on your jobs. First, let me clarify some FAQs:

    1. What is the charge against Jack? Jack is being tried for his role in the murders of Simon and Piggy. We will not worry about classifying this as premeditated or not, but rather, focus on whether or not he is responsible for their deaths.

    2. Can we use specialty witnesses? Yes. You may introduce witnesses who might be called into the court AFTER the events on the island (such as a psychiatrist or Golding himself) AS LONG AS BOTH the prosecution and defense agree, and a witness is willing to take on another role for extra credit. (This extra credit will be discussed later, depending on the difficulty level in preparing.) The prosecution and defense are allowed only ONE of these types of witnesses each.

    3. What do we hand in? In addition to the items listed on your job description, you are responsible to hand in the in-class assignments created during class preparation time and completed for homework. You will hand in one complete portfolio at the end of next week which will chronicle your role and participation.

    4. What am I supposed to be doing? You should use the guidelines from these handouts to keep track of your individual responsibilities. If you have lost any of the sheets, they are available on our class Website!

    TODAY

    · Witnesses: Now that you have a main character and a character sketch, you should write a pre-trial reflection. What are you feeling now that you are off the island reflecting back on what has happened? This should be written in first person, typed, about two pages. For example, Ralph might reflect on his emotional state as he left the island. For Simon and Piggy, don’t let death keep you from reflecting on the island’s events! Also, consult with the lawyers to see what secondary characters will need preparation.

    · Lawyers: Meet with your partner(s). Continue to work on your case, creating your plan of attack and divvying up the tasks that can be typed at home. Work together to find evidence and organize your attack/defense clearly. You should work together to compile your questions. Remember to ANTICIPATE THE OPPOSING SIDE’S ARGUMENT so you can cover it all. Think of ways to protect your line of reasoning.

    · Judge: Today, write a two page (typed) reflection about what are you observing and feeling on DAY TWO of the preparation. How do you feel? How do you see your role? What do you think of the children? What are your true feelings on the jury that was selected? Etc. Remember to stay in character!

    · Jurors: Make sure that both sides have okayed your character for juror. Write a two page (typed) reflection pretending that you have already broken the rules and read a newspaper or two: you know what the case is about, with what Jack is being charged, and you have already begun to formulate an opinion based ON YOUR CHARACTER.

    · Sketch Artist: You should continue to practice sketching the characters in the room. (You will hand these in with your trial sketches as well). However, you should also create a two page (typed) pre-trial reflection. What do you think about what is going on? You have heard all the media hype about Jack. How do you feel? How do you feel about being asked to be the visual chronicler of this case?

    · Journalist: Meet with your colleague(s). Continue your pre-trial news story and pre-trial feature story. Both stories should center around events BEFORE THE TRIAL. Use evidence from the novel to write your stories, as well as quotes from people in the court.

    · Video: Complete your documentary proposal: what is the goal of your film? What is it you want to show? Write out this proposal as though you were a documentary maker looking for money from a network to conduct the investigation/chronicle. This should be about 250 words and should explain your goal of the project clearly. Use evidence from the novel to back your needs. Also for HW, bring in a signed letter from your parents saying it is OK to use the camera. (The document you create may be handed in as one if you are working with a partner.) ALSO: write a personal reflection (1-2 pages typed) in which you discuss how you personally feel about this case. It may or may not coincide with your goals of the project.


    October 31