DECEMBER 2016

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5
DAY C

6
DAY D
  • Quiz on pages 95-126 :)
  • JOURNAL #4. Oryx. React to what you have learned about Oryx's childhood and how you feel about how she responds to her past when she is an adult. Why does Atwood create this character from this world with these experiences?
  • Video Glowing Animals
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Hundred Arrested in Massive Child Pornography Ring
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • Truth About Human Trafficking
  • 7
    DAY E
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 127-162 and expect a quiz :)
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabiit's Digestion
  • 8
    DAY F

    9
    DAY A
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 163-191 and expect a quiz :)
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Farmworkers Left Behind: The Human Cost of Coffee Production
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 12
    DAY B
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 192-218 and expect a quiz :)
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • THe Fishy Risk the FDA is Taking with Your Health
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • 13
    DAY C

    14
    DAY D
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 222-251 and expect a quiz :)
  • Journal. Journey. Why/how is Snowman's journey important?
  • Map / Hero's Journey
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Synthetic Human Genome
  • 15
    DAY E
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 252-280 and expect a quiz :)
  • Genetic Engineering to Wipe Out Mosquitoes
  • Newtown Parents Seek a Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
  • 16
    DAY F

    19
    DAY A
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 282-317 and expect a quiz :)
  • JOUNRAL. Magnets. Compare Crake's magnets from 209 and 301.
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • Cloning Timeline
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows relions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • Choosing the Sex of Your Baby
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • 20
    DAY B
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 318-347 and expect a quiz :)
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • Ebola Outbreak 11/12
  • Kubla Khan
  • Nightline: Ebola Outbreak (8 mins)
  • Virus Cures Science Guy
  • 21
    DAY C

    22
    DAY D
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 348-374 and expect a quiz :)
  • About the Author
  • Do you Believe in Crake?
  • Interview with Atwood: God's Gardener's Re: Year of the Flood
  • Student Animated Trailer to the Novel Good Final Project Model!
  • A Student's Video Essay Another idea for a final project! It takes a position and articulates it!
  • Coleridge's "Xanadu"
  • Margaret Atwood Gives You Tips on How to Write
  • Get to Know Margaret Atwood
  • Printing a Human Kidney
  • Clinton Warns of Bioweapon Threat from Gene Tech
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Zombie Honey Bees
  • Painting Roofs White...
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • "Life After Man"
  • TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
  • TS Eliot reads "The Hollow Men"
  • 23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    NOVEMBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7
    DAY F
  • Zoline's "The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 8
    Election Day

    No Students Report
    9
    DAY A

    10
    DAY B
  • Zoline's "The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 11
    No School

    Veteran's Day
    14
    DAY C

    15
    DAY D
  • HW #17 DUE
  • 16
    DAY E
  • Cyriak's "Malfunction" Written Response
  • Mid-Term Essay
  • Delicatessen
  • 17
    DAY F

    18
    DAY A
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Delicatessen
  • 21
    DAY B
  • Delicatessen
  • 22
    DAY C

    23
    Recess

    No School

    Mid-Term Essay due at turnitin by midnight!
  • Essay Rubric
  • Turnitin ID 13575636 PW: gokturk
  • 24
    Recess

    HaPpY tHaNkSgIvInG!
    25
    Recess

    FoOd CoMa DaY
    28
    DAY D
  • So bummed to miss you today! My son woke with a fever and is sick. I have adjusted the reading schedule by one day, so please fix the dates in your book cover. The dates won't change again. See you tomorrow!
  • 29
    DAY E
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 3-33 and expect a quiz :)
  • Journal 1: Discuss your first impressions of the novel and characters thus far. At the end, pose at least one question you have about the narrative (not a yes or no response). Share.
  • Artificial Organs
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • Big Idea Organ Regeneration
  • Growing Organs in the Lab
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • Artificial Human Ear Growing in Mice
  • 30
    DAY F

    DEC 1
    DAY A
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 37-68 and expect a quiz :)
  • JOURNAL 2: PASSAGE ANALYSIS. Write out a passage and discuss its point and importance.
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversary
  • DEC 2
    DAY B
  • Read Oryx and Crake pages 69-92 and expect a quiz :)
  • JOURNAL #3. Pastimes. Discuss what the boys do during their free time. Why does Atwood include these details?
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • SEPTEMBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




    2
    DAY A

    Welcome Back to School!

    5
    Recess
    6
    DAY B
  • Welcome!
  • Course Description
  • Writing Prompt: side 1: Do you think the present is better, worse or the same as the past? Exaplin using specific examples. Side 2: Pick a point in the future. Do you think the future will be better, worse or the same? Explain.
  • "The Last Flower": what truths this parable in pictures reveal? What course motifs are present?
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
  • 7
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Share HW / hand in: "How I Saved the World"
  • Creation and Adam and Eve Old Testament (Big Myth)
  • Creation, Imagery of Paradise and Paradise Lost, "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • 8
    DAY D

    9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Utopia
  • 12
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Finish building your Utopia!
  • 13
    DAY A

    14
    DAY B
  • Utopia Presentations and Votes
  • Elements of Utopia, Paradise and Dystopia
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE : Quiz on "Adam and No Eve"
  • JOURNAL: Select a passage from the story, write it out, and discuss its importance to the story.
  • Welcome, parents!
  • 16
    DAY D

    19
    DAY E
  • SLOs and Summer Reading
  • 20
    DAY F
  • HW #5 DUE
  • JOURNAL: Passage Analysis. Again, select a passage that you found to be significant and discuss it.
  • 21
    DAY A

    22
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Lit devices in "Soft Rains" used to develop THEME
  • 23
    DAY C
  • shortened periods/ pep rally
  • "Soft Rains" Lit Analysis Pair Work & Presentations
  • 26
    DAY D

    27
    DAY E
  • Class will not meet today because I am sick :(
  • 28
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • "I've Got a Secret" with Guest Raymond Kurzweil
  • IMB's Watson on Jeopardy! (2011)
  • 29
    DAY A

    30
    DAY B
  • HW #8 in process
  • Watson After Jeopardy
  • Her Movie Trailer
  • Movie Trailer for Chappie (2015)
  • < href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUxr--9MH4k">Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL
  • Corning (advertisement): A Day in 2020
  • Futurscape: Computer Chips in Your Brain
  • Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?
  • Humans Needs Not Apply
  • Last Days on Earth Technology Clip @ 16:45 mark
  • OCTOBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    4
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    5
    DAY C
  • HW #8 in process
  • Black Mirror's "White Christmas"
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment
  • Black Mirror "White Christmas" Episode Online
  • 6
    DAY D

    7
    DAY E
  • Black Mirror's "White Christmas"
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment
  • Black Mirror "White Christmas" Episode Online
  • 10
    RECESS

    COLUMBUS DAY
    11
    DAY F
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment DUE at turnitin
  • Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • 12
    RECESS

    YOM KIPPUR
    13
    DAY A

    14
    DAY B


    Singularity Excerpt Due (50 points); TWO pages SINGLE Spaced (Gokturk preferred format if not in Google Docs): PRINT FOUR COPIES
    17
    DAY C

    18
    DAY D

    19
    DAY E

    20
    DAY F

    21
    DAY A

    24
    DAY B

    25
    DAY C

    26
    DAY D

    27
    DAY E

    28
    DAY F

    31
    DAY A

    NOV 1
    DAY B

    NOV 2
    DAY C

    NOV 3
    DAY D

    NOV 4
    DAY E

    SEPTEMBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday




    2
    DAY A

    Welcome Back to School!

    5
    Recess
    6
    DAY B
  • Welcome!
  • Course Description
  • Writing Prompt: side 1: Do you think the present is better, worse or the same as the past? Exaplin using specific examples. Side 2: Pick a point in the future. Do you think the future will be better, worse or the same? Explain.
  • "The Last Flower": what truths this parable in pictures reveal? What course motifs are present?
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
  • 7
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Share HW / hand in: "How I Saved the World"
  • Creation and Adam and Eve Old Testament (Big Myth)
  • Creation, Imagery of Paradise and Paradise Lost, "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • 8
    DAY D

    9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Utopia
  • 12
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Finish building your Utopia!
  • 13
    DAY A

    14
    DAY B
  • Utopia Presentations and Votes
  • Elements of Utopia, Paradise and Dystopia
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE : Quiz on "Adam and No Eve"
  • JOURNAL: Select a passage from the story, write it out, and discuss its importance to the story.
  • Welcome, parents!
  • 16
    DAY D

    19
    DAY E
  • SLOs and Summer Reading
  • 20
    DAY F
  • HW #5 DUE
  • JOURNAL: Passage Analysis. Again, select a passage that you found to be significant and discuss it.
  • 21
    DAY A

    22
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Lit devices in "Soft Rains" used to develop THEME
  • 23
    DAY C
  • shortened periods/ pep rally
  • "Soft Rains" Lit Analysis Pair Work & Presentations
  • 26
    DAY D

    27
    DAY E
  • Class will not meet today because I am sick :(
  • 28
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • "I've Got a Secret" with Guest Raymond Kurzweil
  • IMB's Watson on Jeopardy! (2011)
  • 29
    DAY A

    30
    DAY B
  • HW #8 in process
  • Watson After Jeopardy
  • Her Movie Trailer
  • Movie Trailer for Chappie (2015)
  • < href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUxr--9MH4k">Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL
  • Corning (advertisement): A Day in 2020
  • Futurscape: Computer Chips in Your Brain
  • Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?
  • Humans Needs Not Apply
  • Last Days on Earth Technology Clip @ 16:45 mark
  • OCTOBER 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    4
    RECESS

    ROSH HASHANAH
    5
    DAY C
  • HW #8 in process
  • Black Mirror's "White Christmas"
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment
  • Black Mirror "White Christmas" Episode Online
  • 6
    DAY D

    7
    DAY E
  • Black Mirror's "White Christmas"
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment
  • Black Mirror "White Christmas" Episode Online
  • 10
    RECESS

    COLUMBUS DAY
    11
    DAY F
  • Black Mirror/"White Christmas" Writing Assignment DUE at turnitin
  • Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • 12
    RECESS

    YOM KIPPUR
    13
    DAY A

    14
    DAY B


    Singularity Excerpt Due (50 points); TWO pages SINGLE Spaced (Gokturk preferred format if not in Google Docs): PRINT FOUR COPIES
    17
    DAY C

    18
    DAY D

    19
    DAY E

    20
    DAY F

    21
    DAY A

    24
    DAY B

    25
    DAY C

    26
    DAY D

    27
    DAY E

    28
    DAY F

    31
    DAY A

    NOV 1
    DAY B

    NOV 2
    DAY C

    NOV 3
    DAY D

    NOV 4
    DAY E

    FEBRUARY 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    No Classes

    Testing Make Up Day
    2
    DAY B

    Welcome to EOW / DYS! Course description, class norms
  • Writing: Is the past better, worse or the same compared to today? Explain with specifics. Side 2: What are your thoughts about the future compared to today: better, worse or the same? Explain!
  • Thurber's "The Last Flower"read by the class
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
  • 3
    DAY C
  • Class norms (cont.)
  • HW #1 Due
  • Discuss and share HW (group and whole class)
  • Course motifs (ouroboros, last man, dog barometer, Adam and Eve, Paradise and Paradise Lost, building/destroying civilization, devolution, etc.
  • Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych
  • 4
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    DAY E

    SNOW DAY!
    8
    DAY F
  • "Garden of Earthly Delights" (cont.)
  • HW #2 Due: Quiz on "Adam and No Eve"
  • For enrichment: Video on Garden of Earthly Delights
  • Notice anything familiar on this page?
  • 9
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY B
  • GROUP ACTIVITY: Comparing and Contrasting "The Last Flower," "Garden of Earthly Delights" & "Adam and No Eve"
  • 11
    DAY C
  • Finish groupwork (10 minutes; presentations
  • HW #3 Due: Quiz on "A Pail of Air"
  • 12
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
  • What To Do Over Break?
  • 15
    No School

    Recess!
    16
    No School

    Recess!
    17
    No School

    Recess!
    18
    No School

    Recess!
    19
    No School

    Recess!
    22
    DAY E
  • "A Pail of Air discussion
  • Journal: Select a passage to analyze. Write it out and in 1-2 pages explain its importance. Please incorporate at least ONE literary element/technique in your discussion and show how/why the author uses it (characterization, setting, theme, symbolism, irony, mood, theme, motif, etc. )
  • Watch segment on Black Star (@ minute 10) Last Days on Earth (20/20)
  • 23
    DAY F
  • HW #4 Due
  • JOURNAL: "Soft Rains" Reaction. How did you feel while reading this? Why? How does Bradbury get you to feel this way? Be specific.
  • "There Will Come Soft Rains" Lit Excavation

    HONORS FOLKS: please submit a draft of your proposal to me
  • 24
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #5 Due
  • I've Got a Secret" (Raymond Kurweil)
  • 26
    DAY C
  • HW #6 Due
  • Pair Open Note "Quiz"
  • Discussion and Implications
  • 2045/Singularity Writing Assignment DUE WED
  • 2045/Singularity Format
  • Discuss and fill out sheet for I've Got a Secret" (Raymond Kurweil)

    FINAL DRAFT HONORS PROPOSAL DUE with signature sheet on my desk; please register with turnitin class ID: 12051115 pw: gokturk / Remind101 send message @eowh to 81010
  • JANUARY 2016

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E
  • Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"
  • Final Project Ideas -- see HW Page for ideas!
  • 5
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    6
    DAY A
  • HW #22 DUE
  • "The Masque of the Red Death" assignment
  • 7
    DAY B
  • HW #23 DUE
  • "Singularity" by Lev Grossman (Time, Feb 2011)
  • 8
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY D
  • "I've Got a Secret" with Guest Raymond Kurzweil
  • Raymond Kurzweil's "The Coming Singularity"
  • Michio Kaku on The Singularity
  • Futurscape: Computer Chips in Your Brain
  • A Day in 2020
  • "The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet"
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Watson After Jeopardy
  • AI vs AI
  • Smart Watches (NPR)
  • Are Robots Hurting Job Growth?
  • 12
    DAY E
  • HW #24 DUE
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" read aloud by Harlan Ellison
  • Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL
  • 13
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY A
  • "Those Who Walk Away from Omelas"
  • Happy
  • 15
    DAY B
    18
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
    19
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY D


    Final Project & Rationale Due! Please email me links ahead of class vgokturk@portnet.org; all writing submitted to turnitin as one doc; please print stories and rationale landscape/two columns/ single spaced
    21
    DAY E
  • 20/20 End of Days (AKA Fear Mongering Journalism!)
  • The Daily Show, "Cloudy with a Chance of Heatballs"
  • The Daily Show, "Our dead Planet"
  • The New Masters
  • Discovery Channel's Ancient Evidence: Revelations -- The End of the World?
  • Big Brother Pizza Place
  • Epic 2015 (A Fictional History of Media)
  • Man's Relationship with the Natural World Animation (Steve Cuts)
  • 22
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    DAY A
    26

    27

    28

    29

    DECEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    NOV 30
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    1
    DAY F
  • Oryx and Crake 163-191
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Farmworkers Left Behind: The Human Cost of Coffee Production
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 2
    DAY A
  • Oryx and Crake 192-218
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • THe Fishy Risk the FDA is Taking with Your Health
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • 3
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY C
  • Oryx and Crake 222-251
  • Journal 14. Passage Analysis. Copy a passage from last night's reading and close read/analyze it.
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • 7
    DAY D
  • Oryx and Crake 252-280
  • Journal #15. Connections to the Real World. Discuss in your entry how this novel echoes real events from your world or, discuss how this novel makes you think about your world.
  • Newtown Parents Seek a Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
  • 8
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY F
  • Oryx and Crake 282-317
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • Cloning Timeline
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • Choosing the Sex of Your Baby
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • 10
    DAY A
  • Oryx and Crake 318-347
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • Ebola Outbreak 11/12
  • Kubla Khan
  • Nightline: Ebola Outbreak (8 mins)
  • Virus Cures Science Guy
  • 11
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY C
  • Oryx and Crake 348-374
  • JOURNAL #17. What Would You Do? Imagine you are in Snowman's position at the very end. What would you do? Why? Would Snowman do the same thing? Why or why not?
  • About the Author
  • Do you Believe in Crake?
  • Interview with Atwood: God's Gardener's Re: Year of the Flood
  • Student Animated Trailer to the Novel Good Final Project Model!
  • A Student's Video Essay Another idea for a final project! It takes a position and articulates it!
  • Coleridge's "Xanadu"
  • Margaret Atwood Gives You Tips on How to Write
  • Get to Know Margaret Atwood
  • 15
    DAY D
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Brainstorming essay topics
  • Wrap up animals, symbols, final thoughts
  • Do you believe in Crake?
  • Printing a Human Kidney
  • Clinton Warns of Bioweapon Threat from Gene Tech
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Zombie Honey Bees
  • Painting Roofs White...
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • "Life After Man"
  • Essay ideas
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 16
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY F
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 18
    DAY A
    21
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY C
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 23
    DAY D
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • La Jetee
  • 12 Monkeys worksheet due

    Oryx and Crake essay due at turnitin by 2:35 PM.
  • Final Project Ideas -- see HW Page for ideas!
  • 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


    Mid Term Essay DUE by 11:59 at Turnitin
  • HW #17
  • "Sliced Crosswise Only on Tuesday World"
  • 3
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    4
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    DAY D
  • Journal #9. Tom Pym's Fate. Does he deserve what happens to him? Pick a position and write at least one page using evidence from the story to support.
  • 6
    DAY E
  • HW #18 DUE
  • "Id" Quiz
  • Excerpt: Overpopulation
  • 7 Billion People NPR
  • 7 Billion People Natl Geographic
  • Overpopulation Reason Environmental Desctruction
  • Science of Overpopulation
  • Are You Typical? (Natl Geo)
  • Overpopulation Excerpt
  • SOYLENT GREEN
  • 9
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY A
  • HW #19 DUE
  • SOYLENT GREEN
  • 11
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    VETERANS' DAY
    12
    DAY B


    Overpopulation Excerpt DUE: Print 1 copy for me to grade (No workshopping).
  • Finish SOYLENT GREEN: What made this film important to Robinson that he wanted it to be his last film before dying?
  • 13
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    16
    DAY D
  • Oryx and Crake 3-33
  • Journal: What is Snowman's mindset? Explain using textual support.
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • Big Ide Organ Regeneration
  • Growing Organs in the Lab
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • Artificial Human Ear Growing in Mice
  • 17
    DAY E
  • Oryx and Crake 37-68
  • Journal. Passage Analysis. Write out and cite page number of a passage that you felt had something important to say. Analyze its significance as a close read and connect to narrative thus far.
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Parrot Intelligence
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Half Human Genetic Hybrids "Close to an edge..."
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversary
  • 18
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY A
  • Oryx and Crake 69-92
  • Journal #12. What does Atwood want you to think about based on how you reacted to last night's reading?
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 20
    DAY B
  • Oryx and Crake 95-125 analyze how Atwood uses ONE writing strategy
  • Journal 13. Identify a CENTRAL IDEA from last night's reading (perhaps consider what disturbed you the most) and analyze how Atwood uses one writing strategy/technique (characterization, conflict, metaphor, connotation/denotation, simile/metaphor, irony, language, point of view, setting, structure, symbolism, theme, tone, etc.) to develop the central idea.
  • Video Glowing Animals
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Hundred Arrested in Massive Child Pornography Ring
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • Truth About Human Trafficking
  • 23
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    DAY D
  • Oryx and Crake 127-162
  • Character Maps
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabiit's Digestion
  • 25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    27
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    OCTOBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY A
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 6
    DAY B
  • HW #13 DUE
  • 7
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    8
    DAY D
  • HW #13 DUE
  • 9
    DAY E
  • HW #14 DUE
  • 12
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    COLUMBUS DAY
    13
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY A
    Zoline 1 par.
    15
    DAY B
    Read to paragraph 33
    16
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY D
  • HW #15 DUE
  • 20
    DAY E
  • Mid Term Essay
  • 21
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE
  • HW #16 DUE
  • JOURNAL #6 . Watch Cyriak's "Malfunction." First identify the "characters" and conflict. Then write a one page analysis comparing/contrasting with Zoline.
  • 23
    DAY B
  • Class will not meet today. Please use the time to work on your Mid Term Essay
  • 26
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    27
    DAY D
  • Journal#7. Delicatessen Setting.
  • Delicatessen
  • 28
    DAY E
  • Delicatessen
  • 29
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    30
    DAY A
  • 7 Billion People NPR
  • 7 Billion People Natl Geographic
  • Journal # 8. What If? What if you lived in an overpopulated world? Pick a spot in your mind's eye and use all the senses to describe it
  • Group work
  • SEPTEMBER 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    LABOR DAY
    1
    2
    DAY A
  • Welcome back to school!
  • Course Description and Class Stuff (turnitin, remind 101, etc.)
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
  • Intro to course motifs: Ourobouros, Adam and Eve, Paradise and Paradise Lost, Civilization "defined"
  • 3
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    7
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    8
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE: sharing how changed the cycle, symbols and motifs
  • 9
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE:"Adam and No Eve" quiz
  • Journal #1. "Adam and No Eve" Passage: Write out a passage you found interesting/important. Referring back to the passage, analyze its importance while connecting to the rest of the story.
  • 10
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Journal #2. Soft Rains Central Idea. What is the central idea in "Soft Rains"? Explain.
  • 14
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    15
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    16
    DAY A
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Summer Reading Assessment (review Bel Canto) + Pre-Test
  • 17
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE
  • JOURNAL #3: "Pail of Air" Passage Analysis
  • 21
    DAY D
  • HW #6 DUE
  • 22
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    24
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Paradise, Utopia, "Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • Time Machine
  • Welcome, parents! Open School Night
  • Course Description & Class Guidelines
  • 25
    DAY A
  • HW #8 DUE
  • TM Group 1-5
  • 28
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    29
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • 30
    DAY D
  • HW #10 DUE
  • OCT 1
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 2
    DAY F
  • HW #11 DUE
  • MAY 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY C


    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    DAY D
  • HW #25 : pages 282-317
  • JOURNAL #7. Magents. COmpare/contrast Crake's magnet collections on 209 and 301. Discuss significance.
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • Cloning Timeline
  • Religious Views on Cloning: No Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • Choosing the Sex of Your Baby
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • 6
    DAY E
  • HW #26 : pages 318-347
  • JOURNAL #8. Oryx. Why does Crake kill Oryx?
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • Cloning Timeline
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows relions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • Choosing the Sex of Your Baby
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • 7
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    8
    DAY A
  • HW #27 : 348-374
  • 11
    DAY B
  • HW #27 : 348-374
  • About the Author
  • Interview with Atwood: God's Gardener's Re: Year of the Flood
  • Student Animated Trailer to the Novel Good Final Project Model!
  • A Student's Video Essay Another idea for a final project! It takes a position and articulates it!
  • Coleridge's "Xanadu"
  • Margaret Atwood Gives You Tips on How to Write
  • Get to Know Margaret Atwood
  • Printing a Human Kidney
  • Clinton Warns of Bioweapon Threat from Gene Tech
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Zombie Honey Bees
  • 12
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY D
  • Wrap Up Novel Talk. Boo hoo.
  • 14
    DAY E
  • Twelve Monkeys Notes/Journal Day 1
  • 15
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY


    Oryx and Crake Essay due by 10 PM Sunday @ turnitin!
    18
    DAY A
    11
    19
    DAY B
    10
  • Twelve Monkeys Notes/Journal Day 2
  • Final Project Basics
  • 20
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    21
    DAY D
    9
    22
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    NO STUDENTS
    25
    MEMORIAL DAY
    RECESS
    26
    DAY E

    8
  • Final Project Check In 1
  • "The Masque of the Red Death"
  • 27
    DAY F


    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    28
    DAY A

    7
  • LA Jetee
  • NYS Regents Exams (look at 2014-15 only)
  • 29
    DAY B

    6
  • NYS Regents Exams (look at 2014-15 only)
  • APRIL 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    7
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    8
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    9
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    10
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    13

    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY A
  • HW #16
  • Oryx and Crake Journal #1: Select a passage that intrigued/perplexed you and write it. Then discuss its importance.
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • Big Ide Organ Regeneration
  • Growing Organs in the Lab
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • Artificial Human Ear Growing in Mice
  • 15
    DAY B
  • HW #17
  • JOURNAL #2. Signifcant Passage. Select a passage that intrigued/perplexed you and write it. Then discuss its importance.
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Parrot Intelligence
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Half Human Genetic Hybrids "Close to an edge..."
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversary
  • 16
    DAY C


    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY D
  • HW #18
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 20
    DAY E
  • HW #18
  • JOURNAL #3: Jimmy and Crake's World. Discuss how the boys pass their time. Why do you think Atwood gives us these details?
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 21
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY A
  • HW #19
  • Video Glowing Animals
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Hundred Arrested in Massive Child Pornography Ring
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • Truth About Human Trafficking
  • 23
    DAY B
  • HW #20
  • Pair Work
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabbit's Digestion
  • 24
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    27
    DAY D
  • HW #21
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Farmworkers Left Behind: The Human Cost of Coffee Production
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 28
    DAY E
  • HW #22
  • JOURNAL #4. Lab Work. Comment on your thoughts on the projects the Watson Crick students create and discuss their long term positive and negative impacts.
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • THe Fishy Risk the FDA is Taking with Your Health
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • 29
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    30
    DAY A
  • HW #23
  • JOURNAL #5. Thing. Write about an object discussed on Snowman's Journey in this section of the reading. How/why is it important? Reach into the rest of the text to explain.
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • MAY 1
    DAY B
  • HW #24 : pages 252-280
  • JOURNAL #6. Re-read from the bottom of 252 to the middle of 253. Close read and discuss what is revealed in this passage.
  • Newtown Parents Seek a Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
  • MARCH 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY B
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Journal #1. Sig Pass. Select a passage to analyze and explain its importance.
  • Intro to The Time Machine
  • Riddle of the Spinx, utopia, setting, characterization
  • 3
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY D
  • HW #8 DUE
  • 5
    SNOW DAY

    School Closed!
    6
    DAY E
  • HW #9 DUE
  • 9
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY A
  • HW #10 :Zoline Pre-Research 3 terms DUE
  • 11
    DAY B
  • HW #11
  • 12
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY D
  • HW #12
  • 16
    DAY E
  • HW #12
  • 17
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY A
  • HW #12
  • 19
    DAY B
  • HW #13
  • FINISH ZOLINE
  • Mid Marking Period Essay
  • 20
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY D
  • HW #14
  • Cyriak's "Malfunction" Journal Response
  • Thesis discussion
  • Delicatessen (first 13 minutes)
  • 24
    DAY E
  • HW #14
  • Delicatessen: characters, setting, motifs, themes
  • 25
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    DAY A
  • HW #14
  • Delicatessen
  • 27
    DAY B

  • The Absurd in Delicatessen
  • Classwork: Delicatessen Dissection Poster
    Mid Marking Period Essay DUE @ turnitin.com
  • 30
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    31
    DAY D
  • Please hand in Zoline Annotations
  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • APRIL 1
    E
  • HW #15
  • APRIL 2
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    APRIL 3
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    FEBRUARY 2015

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    SNOW DAY

    SCHOOL CLOSED
    3
    DAY A
  • Welcome to the course!
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" 1) what is Thurber's purpose? 2) change the cycle: what panel would you change and why?
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures)
  • 4
    DAY B
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Imagery of paradise, "Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • Adam McClean Discussion of "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • 5
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    6 DAY D
    No Class Today :(
    9
    DAY SNOW

    No School
    10
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve"
  • Compare/contrast with "The Last Flower" / Author Truths / Symbols
  • 11
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    DAY A
  • HW #3 DUE
  • "Pail of Air"
  • 13
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • 16
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    17
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    18
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    19
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    23
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    DAY D
  • HW #5 DUE
  • "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • 25
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
    Science Lab room 141
  • Writing on Technology in the Future (25 points)
  • 26
    DAY F


    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    27
    DAY A

    Excerpt due! Please print 4 copies single spaced and landscaped for peer workshop

    DECEMBER 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY B
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #5 DUE (127-162)
  • Journal #4. Disturbing World. What was disturbing about this section of reading? Cite a passage or passages and react. Include comments that address why Atwood presented this.
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabiit's Digestion
  • 2
    DAY C
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #6 DUE (163-191)JOURNAL #5: If you had the power, what animal/plant attributes would you genetically engineer to enhance humans? Why? What problems might this pose?
  • Craker Character Maps
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Farmworkers Left Behind: The Human Cost of Coffee Production
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 3
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY E
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (192-218)
  • Journal #6: Progress or Crossing a Line? Reflect on the lab experiments at Watson Crick. What do you think?
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • THe Fishy Risk the FDA is Taking with Your Health
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • 5
    DAY F
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (222-251)
  • Journal #7: Select a passage from the reading to write and discuss its significance.
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • 8 DAY A
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY B
    Class will not meet today: see double reading for tomorrow
    10
    DAY C
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (252-280))
  • JOURNAL #8. What if? Reread page 276 paragraph in center ("Night falls") and decipher its meaning. Use evidence.
  • Newtown Parents Seek a Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (282-317)
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • 11
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    DAY E
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (318-347))
  • Journal #9: Magnets. Compare and contrast Crake's magnet colelction on page 209 with those on 301.
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • Ebola Outbreak 11/12
  • Kubla Khan
  • PBS Ebola Outbreak: Plague Fighters (54 min)
  • Nightline: Ebola Outbreak (8 mins)
  • Virus Cures Science Guy
  • 15
    DAY F
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading DUE (348-374)
  • JOUNRAL #10: What will Snowman do? Support with evidence from text!
  • About the Author
  • Do you Believe in Crake?
  • Interview with Atwood: God's Gardener's Re: Year of the Flood
  • Student Animated Trailer to the Novel Good Final Project Model!
  • A Student's Video Essay Another idea for a final project! It takes a position and articulates it!
  • Coleridge's "Xanadu"
  • Margaret Atwood Gives You Tips on How to Write
  • Get to Know Margaret Atwood
  • Printing a Human Kidney
  • Clinton Warns of Bioweapon Threat from Gene Tech
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Zombie Honey Bees
  • Painting Roofs White...
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • "Life After Man"
  • 16
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY B


    Oryx and Crake Journal Notebook Due
  • Twelve Monkeys Day 1
  • 18
    DAY C
  • Twelve Monkeys Day 2
  • 19
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    RECESS

    23
    RECESS

    24
    RECESS

    25
    RECESS

    26
    RECESS

    29
    RECESS

    30
    RECESS

    JAN 1
    RECESS

    JAN 2
    RECESS

    JAN 3
    RECESS

    NOVEMBER 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    STAFF DEVELOPMENT

    STUDENTS DO NOT REPORT
    5
    DAY F
  • "Singularity" by Lev Grossman (Time, Feb 2011) QUIZ
  • Raymond Kurzweil's "The Coming Singularity"
  • Michio Kaku on The Singularity
  • 6
    DAY A

  • HW #16 DUE : "I Have No Mouth" Quiz
  • 7
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY C
  • Imagery of Hell in "I Have No Mouth" Group Work
  • 11
    VETERAN'S DAY

    NO SCHOOL
    12
    DAY D

    FOUR copies of Singularity Excerpt due printed before class! WORKSHOP DAY (20 points)
  • Workshops & Shares
  • Omelas
  • 13
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY F

  • Singularity Story Peer Editing
  • 17
    DAY A

    FINAL DRAFT of Singularity Story Due; be sure to hand in with ALL peer edits. Remember, must be TWO SIDES OF PAGES LONG! That's at least 4 columns (50 points)
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #1 DUE
  • Journal #1: FIRST IMPRESSIONS -- 1-2 sides freewrite: Expound on your first impressions of the novel (character, setting, emotional response, etc.)
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • Big Ide Organ Regeneration
  • Growing Organs in the Lab
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • Artificial Human Ear Growing in Mice
  • 18
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY C
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #2 DUE )
  • JOURNAL #2: 1-2 sides responding to a passage you select that you think is important to narrative. Explore why it is important.
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Parrot Intelligence
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Half Human Genetic Hybrids "Close to an edge..."
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversary
  • 20
    DAY D
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #3 DUE (69-92)
  • JOURNAL #3: Jimmy and Glenn/Crake's World. List the last five games you played. List the last five Google searches you made. How do yours compare to the games and sites Jimmy and Glenn play/visit? What does Atwood want us to think?
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 21
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    DAY F
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #4 DUE (95-126)
  • Video Glowing Animals
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Hundred Arrested in Massive Child Pornography Ring
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • Truth About Human Trafficking
  • 25
    DAY A
  • HW: Oryx and Crake Reading #5 DUE (127-162)
  • Journal #4. Disturbing World. What was disturbing about this section of reading? Cite a passage or passages and react. Include comments that address why Atwood presented this.
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabiit's Digestion
  • 26
    RECESS

    TRAVEL/PREPARE!
    27
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    28
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY

    September 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    Labor Day

    Recess
    2

    3
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    4
    DAY B

    Welcome back!
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION
  • 5
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Paradise Zones
  • 8
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve" quiz
  • Adam McClean Discussion of "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures)
  • What TRUTHS emerge in this piece?
  • Metronome Sync
  • 10
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve," paradise, "Last Flower"
  • 11
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE: "Pail of Air" quiz
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • David Olsson's "Id"
  • 16
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    17
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Sliced Crosswise Only on Tuesday World
  • 18
    DAY F

  • Summer Reading Assessment & SLOs
  • 19
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    DAY B
  • Soylent Green
  • Soylent Green Note-Taking Prompts
  • 23
    DAY C
  • Soylent Green
  • Soylent Green Note-Taking Prompts
  • 24
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    29
    DAY E
  • Soylent Open Note "Quiz"
  • 30
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • The Time Machine
  • Setting, Symbols, Mistakes, Odd, Eating
  • OCT 1
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 2
    DAY B
  • HW #8 DUE
  • The Time Machine
  • Time Machine Group Work
  • OCT 3
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • The Time Machine
  • PRESENT AND JIGSAW Time Machine Group Work
  • 1960 Morlocks
  • 2002 Time Machine
  • Oliver Curry's HG Wells' Vision Rebuked
  • September 2014

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    Labor Day

    Recess
    2

    3
    DAY A

    Welcome back to school!
    4
    DAY B
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION
  • 5
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    8
    DAY D
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Paradise Zones
  • 9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE: "Adam and No Eve" quiz
  • Images of Paradise, Bosch's Tryptich "Garden of Earthly Delights," patterns
  • Adam McClean Discussion of "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures): What truths emerge in this piece?
  • Metronome Sync
  • 10
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY A
  • HW #3 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve"
  • 12
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE: "A Pail of Air" quiz
  • 15
    DAY C


    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    16
    DAY D
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • David Olsson's "Id"
  • 17
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Sliced Crosswise Only on Tuesday World
  • 18
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY A
  • Summer Reading Assessment & SLOs
  • 22
    DAY B
  • Soylent Green
  • Soylent Green Note-Taking Prompts
  • 23
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    DAY D
  • Soylent Green
  • Soylent Green Note-Taking Prompts
  • 25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    29
    DAY E
  • Soylent Green Open Note "Quiz"
  • 30
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    OCT 1
    DAY A
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Setting, Symbols, Mistakes, Odd, Eating
  • OCT 2
    DAY B
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Time Machine Group Work
  • OCT 3
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    DECEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    3
    DAY B
  • HW #28 DUE
  • JOURNAL #4: What passage/image/idea most disturbed you from our last reading (127-162)? Write it down and react to it. What does it reveal about one (or more of the characters)?
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabbit's Digestion
  • 4
    DAY C
  • HW #29 DUE
  • Final Project Choices
  • JOURNAL #5: Draw a body map of a Craker and label it with everything you know about the Crakers so far -- from their physical charactersistics to adaptations to the environment to their innate features.
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Farmworkers Left Behind: The Human Cost of Coffee Production
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 5
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    6
    DAY E
  • HW #30 DUE
  • JOURNAL #6: Re-read pages 200-201 and respond to Crake's opinion. Is he right that "after it happens, that's what they look like in real time. The process is no longer important"?
  • Final Project Choices
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • THe Fishy Risk the FDA is Taking with Your Health
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • 9
    DAY F
  • HW #31 DUE
  • JOURNAL #7: Map out Snowman's journey which begins on page 154 with his intent to go on a scavenging mission. Focus on the Snowman chapters and note his progress. Where is he? Upon what does he reflect?
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows religions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • Cloning Timeline
  • Religious Views on Cloning: NO Consensus [shows relions worldwide]
  • Cloning Myths Clarified
  • 10
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY B
  • HW #32 DUE
  • JOURNAL #8: Reread middle paragraph on 276 about Snowman's thoughts on killing Crake earlier. How do you interpret this passage? How is that important to understanding the narrative? Word web also CLUES.
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • How Ebola Spreads
  • Tracking Ebola in Congo Jungle
  • 12
    DAY C
  • HW #33 DUE
  • JOURNAL #9: Review Crake's magnet collection -- first at Watson Crick (page 209) and then at Paradice (301). Why are these collections revealing?
  • Newtown Parents Seek a Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • Choosing the Sex of Your Baby
  • 13
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    16
    DAY E
  • HW #34 DUE
    ALSO DUE: Final Project PROPOSAL !
  • JOURNAL #10: Respond to last night's reading in whatever way you wish.
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Bird FluResearch Rattles Bioterrorism Field
  • Ebola Outbreak 11/12
  • Kubla Khan
  • PBS Ebola Outbreak: Plague Fighters (54 min)
  • Nightline: Ebola Outbreak (8 mins)
  • Virus Cures Science Guy
  • Oryx and Crake /Heat Death Essay
  • 17
    DAY F
  • HW #35 DUE
  • JOURNAL #11: Reread your annotated first handout "MAngo" chapter. Read and annotate "Footprint." Then, in your journal, write a page: What will Snowman do? Use details from the text to support your prediction.
  • How to Write an Essay Outline
  • Oryx and Crake /Heat Death Essay
  • Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • 18
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY B
  • HW #36 DUE
  • Work on Oryx and Crake /Heat Death Essay Oryx and Crake /Heat Death Essay
  • 20
    DAY C
  • HW #37 DUE
  • Work on Essay; Oryx and Crake /Heat Death Essay due at turnitin by midnight

  • 23
    RECESS

    Have
    24
    RECESS

    a
    25
    RECESS

    super
    26
    RECESS

    great
    27
    RECESS

    break!

    NOVEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    Staff Development Day

    Students do not report
    6
    DAY E
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Sliced Crosswise Only on Tuesday World
  • 7
    DAY F
  • HW #20 DUE
  • meet in English Lab

    IN CLASS ONE PERIOD ESSAY ; please submit to turnitin @ end of period
  • Delicatessen Screenplay
  • 8
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    end of the marking period
    11
    Veteran's Day

    No School
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Paragraphs 1-6
  • 13
    DAY C
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Paragraphs 7-17
  • 14
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    15
    DAY E
  • HW #22 DUE
  • 18
    DAY F
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Zoline wrap up: I am collecting your annotations at the end of the period
  • New Marking Period, New Seating Arrangements, New Groups
  • 19
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Welcome to Oryx and Crake 3-33
  • close read "Mango"
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • Big Ide Organ Regeneration
  • Growing Organs in the Lab
  • 21
    DAY C
  • HW #25 DUE 37-68
  • JOURNAL #1: Select a passage, write it, and comment on its importance to the narrative. Consider theme, setting, characterization, conflict
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Parrot Intelligence
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Half Human Genetic Hybrids "Close to an edge..."
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversary
  • 22
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    DAY E
  • HW #26 DUE 69-92
  • JOURNAL #2: Who would your parents prefer for you to have as a friend? Why? Use TBE
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 26
    DAY F
  • HW #27 DUE : double quiz since we didn't meet yesterday; please make sure you completed Journal #2 for class.
  • Journal #3: Which world is "better"? Jimmy's or Snowman's? Use TBE.
  • Video Glowing Animals
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Hundred Arrested in Massive Child Pornography Ring
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • Truth About Human Trafficking
  • 27
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    28
    NO SCHOOL

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    29
    NO SCHOOL

    Food Coma Day

    OCTOBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    SEPT 30
    DAY D
  • Complete 1: "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" Class Work
  • Open the pod bay door, HAL
  • 20/20 End of Days (AKA Fear Mongering Journalism!)
  • 1
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    2
    DAY F
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Quiz on "Singularity" by Lev Grossman (Time, Feb 2011)
  • Raymond Kurzweil's "The Coming Singularity"
  • Michio Kaku on The Singularity
  • 3
    DAY A
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Once you have explored the links [that work!], please feel free to explore the Internet for AIOS / AI / SINGULARITY / 3D PRINTING / ROBOTS / etc. Please hand in your card by the end of the period and make sure your name is on it!
  • Preparing for Guest Speaker Sevak Avakians
  • 4
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    7
    DAY C
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Talk with Sevak Avakians, Period 1 or 2 in the Student Commons
  • 8
    DAY D
  • Lab time for Writing Assigment 2045
  • 9
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY F
  • meet in Business Lab to work on Writing Assigment 2045
  • OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT
  • 11
    DAY A


    Writing Assigment 2045 DUE: please have printed in expected format for class
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 14
    Columbus Day

    No School
    15
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    16
    DAY C
  • HW #13 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 17
    DAY D
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 18
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    21
    DAY F
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • 22
    DAY A
  • HW #16 DUE
  • Time Machine Online Text
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 23
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    DAY C
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • Time Machine Amusement Park
  • 25
    DAY D
  • Please work with your group to complete Time Machine Amusement Park
  • 28
    DAY E

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    29
    DAY F

    Time Machine Amusement Park DUE
  • Big Bang Theory
  • 1960 Morlocks
  • 2002 Time Machine
  • Delicatessen
  • Delicatessen Worksheet
  • 30
    DAY A
  • Delicatessen
  • Delicatessen Worksheet
  • 31
    DAY B

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    NOV 1
    DAY C


    HW #18/Overpopulation Excerpt DUE
  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • David Olsson's "Id" (class of 2012; written as a junior)
  • SEPTEMBER 2013

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    9
    DAY A

    Welcome back to school!
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY B
    Welcome!
  • Course Description
  • Writing Prompt: Everything Matters. True or False? Explain your response.
  • 11
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Summer Reading Brief Writing Assignment
  • Absence Policy
  • 12
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Group Response to HW: Issues of Concern
  • 16
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Garden of Eden, Paradise Lost, Patriarchy vs. Matriarchy, Group Work
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures)
  • "King of the Beasts" (handout)
  • Metronome Sync
  • 17
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • "Adam and No Eve"
  • Protons and Champagne Mix as New Particle COllider is Revved Up (NY TImes)
  • Accelerator Anxiety (editorial, Boston Globe)
  • "A Final Smash for America's Giant Particle" Collider
  • Huge Particle Collider Struggles
  • Hadron Collider Documentary
  • CERN Discovers A New Particle, Likely The Higgs Boson
  • 19
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE
  • PRE TEST
  • "The Star" [online text]
  • A reading of "The Star"
  • 20
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • "The Nine Billion Names of God [online text]
  • "The Star" [online text]
  • A reading of "The Star"
  • GROUPWORK: Image and Symbol Map
  • 24
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • "A Pail of Air"
  • Scientists Invent Particles That Will Let You Survive Without Breathing
  • Did a Star Knock Earth Out of Orbit?
  • 25
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    DAY B
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Share HW visions and complete Benefits and Perils of Technology Groupwork
  • "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • 27
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" read aloud by Harlan Ellison
  • Open the pod bay door, HAL
  • DECEMBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • 4
    DAY E
  • HW #18 DU
  • Urine Bio Fences
  • Why Do Cats Purr?
  • Purring as Healing
  • Caecotrophs
  • Rabbit's Digestion
  • Characterization
  • 5
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    6
    DAY A
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Martha Graham Inspired Theater
  • Arvalis Frogs Turn Blue While Mating
  • Research Explores Baboon Mating
  • Crabs Mating
  • Penguin Mating
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Watson and Crick
  • Watson and Crick Discuss How They Discovered DNA
  • Watson on How They Discovered DNA
  • 7
    DAY B
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • 10
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    11
    DAY D
  • HW #21 DUE

    Final Project Pitch and Plan/Outline Due
  • 12
    DAY E
  • HW #22 DUE
  • class will not meet today; please continue to follow reading schedule
  • 13
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE
  • 17
    DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE
  • 18
    DAY C

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY D
  • HW #25 DUE
  • About the Author
  • Do you Believe in Crake?
  • Interview with Atwood: God's Gardener's Re: Year of the Flood
  • Student Animated Trailer to the Novel Good Final Project Model!
  • A Student's Video Essay Another idea for a final project! It takes a position and articulates it!
  • Coleridge's "Xanadu"
  • Margaret Atwood Gives You Tips on How to Write
  • Get to Know Margaret Atwood
  • Clinton Warns of Bioweapon Threat from Gene Tech
  • "Life After Man"
  • 20
    DAY E

    Mayan End of the World?
  • Mayan End of the World? Fear Not
  • NASA on Mayan 12/21/12
  • 21
    DAY F

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    24
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    25
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    26
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    27
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    28
    WINTER RECESS

    NO SCHOOL

    NOVEMBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY F

    6
    DAY A

    7
    DAY B

    8

    SNOW DAY / SCHOOL CLOSED
    9
    DAY C

    12
    VETERAN'S DAY

    RECESS
    13
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    14
    DAY E

  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • Group Work : How Do We Solve a Problem Like Overpopulation?
  • 15
    DAY F

    16
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    19
    DAY B
  • HW #13 DUE

    Overpopulation Excerpt, Entropy Essay and Zoline Annotations Due Today (Revised due date from Sandy)
  • David Olsson's "Id" (class of 2012; written as a junior)
  • "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World"
  • 20
    DAY C
  • "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World" Quiz
  • Soylent Green (abridged)
  • 21
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    22
    THANKSGIVING

    Be thankful for all the good that you have!
    23
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY
    26
    DAY E
  • HW #14 DUE
  • JOURNAL #!: General Impressions. What are your thoughts about the first thirty pages? What strikes you about Atwood's language/style? What predictions can you make about how/why Snowman's world came to be based on what evidence we glean from Jimmy's world?
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Banned in Some States...
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • 27
    DAY F
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Alex the Parrot
  • Parrot Intelligence
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs: Embryos have been produced secretively for the past three years
  • Hybrids, Chimeras, and Haldane's Rule
  • Half Human Genetic Hybrids "Close to an edge..."
  • 28
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    29
    DAY B
  • HW #16 DUE
  • Glenn Gould
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • "Scream Bloody Murder" CNN
  • 30
    DAY C
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Glow in the Dark Cats, Jellyfish, and Monkeys May Prevent AIDS and More Glow in the Dark Cats
  • Lab Spins Arftifical Spider Silk Spoat/Gider
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Anti-Trafficking Program
  • Child Trafficking and Woman in Poverty
  • OCTOBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E
  • Singularity Writing Assignment DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD
  • Questions for Mr. Avakians?
  • 2
    DAY F
  • HW #8 DUE
  • The Time Machine Chapters 1-3
  • 3
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY


    HONORS PROPOSALS DUE [those interested should have met with me at least twice by now]
  • Period 3 in the Choir Room: Sevak Avakians discusses AI and robots. Please come if you are free!
  • 4
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • The Time Machine Chapters 4-6
  • Welcome, parents!
  • Trends Course Description
  • Class Expectations
  • 5
    DAY C
  • HW #10 DUE
  • The Time Machine Chapters 7-Epilogue
  • Group Literary Poster
  • 8 COLUMBUS DAY
    RECESS
    9
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY E
    11
    DAY F
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Research
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 12
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    15
    DAY B
  • HW #11 CONT
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Research
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 16
    DAY C
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Research
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 17
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    18
    DAY E

  • HW #11 DUE
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Research
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 19
    DAY F
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Research
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 22
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    23
    DAY B
  • HW #12 DUE
  • 24
    DAY C
  • Entropy Unit In Class Essay
  • The Hollow Men (TS Eliot)
  • 25
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    26
    DAY E

    Meet in Sci Lab to write Entropy Unit In Class Essay ; submit at turnitin.com by the end of the day, please
  • Zoline Annotations DUE!
  • Essay Rubric
  • 29
    DAY F
    30
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    31
    DAY B

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    NOV 1
    DAY C

    NOV 2
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    SEPTEMBER 2012

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3

    LABOR DAY
    4
    DAY A

    Welcome back to school!
    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    5
    DAY B
  • Trends Course Description
  • 6
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures
  • 7
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    10
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Bester's Adam and No Eve"
  • Protons and Champagne Mix as New Particle COllider is Revved Up (NY TImes)
  • CERN Discovers A New Particle, Likely The Higgs Boson
  • Accelerator Anxiety (editorial, Boston Globe)
  • "A Final Smash for America's Giant Particle" Collider
  • Hadron Collider Documentary
  • 11
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Share thesis statements with class
  • Themes: extinction, earth abides
  • DO NOW: Read Farmer's "The King of Beasts." Why is the visitor horrified by the biologist's plan? Why should he be?
  • Read Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • 12
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    13
    DAY B
  • HW #5 DUE
  • 14
    DAY C
  • HW #4 DUE
  • A Pail of Air" and "Nine Billion Names of God" Classwork
  • 17
    ROSH HASHANAH

    RECESS
    18
    ROSH HASHANAH

    RECESS
    19
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    20
    DAY E
  • HW #5 DUE

    Summer Reading in Class Writing (1/2 the period): Be able to write lucidly about a literary element/device from your book. Know characters, title, author, etc. (20 points)
  • 21
    DAY F
  • State Diagnostic Test
  • "The Star" quiz
  • 24
    DAY A

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE
  • "I Have No Mouth and I must Scream"
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" read aloud by Harlan Ellison
  • Open the pod bay door, HAL
  • 26
    YOM KIPPUR

    RECESS
    27
    DAY C
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Work on Singularity Writing Assignment
  • 28
    DAY D

    CLASS DOES NOT MEET TODAY

    DECEMBER 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY C

  • HW #22 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 95-126)
  • Paragraph Journal #4 (5 points):Disturbing World. What most disturbed you about our last reading (95-126)? Cite/show a passage or section and react. Why do you suppose Atwood presented us with this?
  • 6
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY E

  • HW #23 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 127-162)
  • ZONES (10 points)
  • 8
    DAY F

  • HW #24 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 163-191)
  • Pearl Jam's "Do the Evolution"
  • The Final Project
  • Violent Video Games Disrupt Emotion and Cognition in Young Men
  • TRENDS 29 only: Journal #5 (5 points): Reread page 167. Describe Crake and Jimmy's diifering understanding on "human meaning." What so think is "human meaning"?
  • 9
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY B

  • HW #25 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 192-218)
  • Would You Eat FrankenMeat?
  • Would Lab Grown Meat Be Better for Us and the Planet?
  • Coming Soon, Test Tube Burger
  • Soon, Lab Grown Meat to Feed the World
  • Lab Grown Meat: Would You Eat It?
  • Petri Dish to Dinner Plate, In-Vitro Meat Coming Soon
  • 13
    DAY C

  • HW #26 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 222-251)
  • What Are Chicken Nuggets Made Of?
  • Theme Groupwork
  • 14
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY E

  • HW #27 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 252-280)
  • 16
    DAY F

  • HW #28 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 282-317)
  • 19
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY B

  • HW #29 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 318-347)
  • Crake's Plan: What if...?
  • 21
    DAY C

  • HW #30 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 348-374)
  • End of Novel Assessment
  • 22
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY E

  • HW #31 DUE!
  • End of Novel Assessment
  • 26
    RECESS

    27
    RECESS

    28
    RECESS

    29
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    30
    RECESS

    NOVEMBER 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    OCT 31
    DAY F
  • Thirteen Goddesses
  • Kali Wikipedia
  • Story of Kali
  • Kali Goddess of Chaos
  • Kali Goddess of Chaos Image
  • The Entropy Essay
  • write in lab
  • 1
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY B
  • The Entropy Essay
  • write in lab
  • 3
    DAY C


    FINAL DRAFT Essay Due
  • 7 Billion People
  • Earth's Most Typical Person
  • Overpopulation Groupwork
  • 4
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY E
  • Group presentations
  • HW #17 DUE!
  • "Sliced=Crosswise" quiz and discussion
  • 8
    ELECTION DAY

    NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
    9
    DAY F
  • David Olsson's "Id"
  • Soylent Green
  • 10
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    11
    RECESS
    14
    DAY B

  • HW #18 : Overpopulation Creative Writing Scene DUE (printed, single spaced, landscape, two columns for class)
  • Soylent Green
  • 15
    DAY C

    Tuesday is Soylent Green day
    16
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY E

    Finish Soylent Green and Open Note Quiz (pair share in paragraphs!)
    18
    DAY F

    Delicatessen
    21
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY B

  • Delicatessen
  • 23
    DAY C

  • HW 18.5: PREPARE AN INDEX CARD for in-class essay! [if you are absent, you will make it up when you return by Tuesday in the English Office during your own time]
  • Schreiber Climate Survey
  • In Class Regents Style Critical Lens Essay
  • NYS Critical Lens Rubric
  • Tips While Reading Oryx and Crake
  • 24
    RECESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    25
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY
    28
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY E

  • HW #19 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 3-33)
  • Tips While Reading Oryx and Crake
  • In-Class Written Response: General Impressions. What are your thoughts about the first thirty pages?
  • Genetically Altered Salmon (Newsday)
  • "Artificial liver 'could be grown'"
  • 30
    DAY F

  • HW #20 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 37-68)
  • Paragraph Journal #2: Write out a passage with page number citation and respond to the text from a part of our reading (pages 37-68). What is it saying? How is it saying it? Why is it saying it? Upon what does it make you reflect? (5 points)
  • Physics of the Future (NPR)
  • Skin Guns "Phizer's "Nooskins"
  • DEC 1
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    DEC 2
    DAY B

  • HW #21 DUE! (Oryx and Crake 69-92)
  • Paragraph Journal #3 (5 points): Jimmy and Glenn/Crake's World. React to the activities in which Jimmy and Glenn partake. Comment on the games, drug use, and sites. What does Atwood want us to think?
  • OCTOBER 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY F
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Arthur Clarke's "The Sentinel"
  • Symbols in 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2001 and Beyond
  • "The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet"
  • 5
    DAY A

    2001 Odyssey vs. Homer's Odyssey ; imagery/themes
  • More 2001 Analysis
  • 6
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY C
  • HW #10 DUE!
  • The Time Machine
  • Time Machine Vocab
  • 10
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    11
    DAY D

  • HW #11 DUE!
  • The Time Machine
  • How I Got Out of Writing an Essay on The Time Machine
  • 12
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY F
  • HW #12 DUE!
  • Time Machine Zones
  • Found Poems Gallery
  • Ursula Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
  • 14
    DAY A
  • HW #13 DUE!
  • Zoline Pre-reading Show and Tell
  • Reading and annotating Pamela Zoline's The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 17
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY C
  • HW #14 DUE!
  • Zoline Pre-reading Show and Tell
  • Reading and annotating Pamela Zoline's The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 19
    DAY D
  • HW #14 DUE!
  • Zoline Pre-reading Show and Tell
  • Reading and annotating Pamela Zoline's The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 20
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F

  • HW #14 DUE!
  • Zoline Pre-reading Show and Tell
  • Reading and annotating Pamela Zoline's The Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 24
    DAY A
  • HW #14 DUE!
  • 25
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY C
  • HW #15 DUE! I will collect your ZOline annotations today
  • TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
  • Nobel Prize Winners
  • Social Network Anxiety
  • 27
    DAY D

  • HW #16 DUE!
  • The Entropy Essay
  • write in lab
  • 28
    DAY E


    class does not meet today

    SEPTEMBER 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5

    LABOR DAY
    6

    7
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY B

    Welcome to the End of the World!
  • Trends Course Description
  • Class Rules
  • Absence Policy
  • James Thurber's "The Last Flower" : what emerging course themes does Thurber present?
  • 9
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE!
  • Let's build a utopia!
  • More's Utopia
  • 12
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY E

  • HW #2 DUE!
  • Presentation of Utopias
  • 14
    DAY F

  • HW #3 DUE!
  • Book of Genesis quiz and discussion
  • 15
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE!
  • Flood Myths Discussion: God as Destroyer
  • "Adam and No Eve" quiz + Man as Destroyer?
  • Protons and Champagne Mix as New Particle Collider is Revved Up (NY TImes)
  • "A Final Smash for America's Giant Particle" Collider
  • Accelerator Anxiety (editorial, Boston Globe)
  • 19
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE!
  • "Adam and No Eve"
  • Franz Leiber's "A Pail of Air"
  • Cozy Catastrophe?
  • 20
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE!
  • "The Star" & "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • 22
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE!
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"
  • IBM's Watson on Jeopardy! (2011)
  • 23
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B
  • HW #8 DUE!
  • "Singularity" by Lev Grossman (Time, Feb 2011)
  • 2015
  • 27
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE!
  • Singularity at 2045
  • meet in lab to write
  • "The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet"
  • 28
    DAY D


    Writing Assigment 2045 (50 points) due on Sunday at 11:59 PM on turnitin.com
    class does not meet today
    29
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    30
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS

    DECEMBER 2010

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY C
  • HW #26 DUE
  • Journal #11
  • 7
    DAY D
    ASSEMBLY
    8
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY F
    MEET IN ENGLISH LAB
  • HW #27 DUE
  • Oryx and Crake In-Class Essay
  • You have one period to write so arrive promptly!
  • 10
    DAY A



    JOURNALS DUE, please
  • Post Apocalyptic or Dystopian Project is here!
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 13
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY C
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 15
    DAY D
  • HW #28 DUE
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 16
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY F
  • HW #29 DUE
  • Finish Film
  • Twelve Monkeys Quiz/Analysis
  • Workshop
  • La Jetee
    Happy Birthday, Sarah M!
  • 20
    DAY A

    ZPG: Zero Population Growth
    21
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY C

    ZPG: Zero Population Growth
    23
    DAY D


    1st DRAFT of PROJECT DUE! Please have a copy for each group member and 1 for me, please.
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    27
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    28
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    29
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    30
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    31
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!

    NOVEMBER 2010

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY A

  • HW #14 DUE
  • 2
    NO SCHOOL

    ELECTION DAY
    3
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY C

    MIDTERM EXAM (multiple choice)
  • REVIEW FOR MIDTERM EXAM
  • Oryx and Crake Reading Schedule
  • 5
    DAY D

    END OF 1ST QUARTER
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Journal #1
  • 8 DAY E
    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY F

  • HW #16 DUE
  • Journal #2
  • 10
    DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Journal #3
  • 11
    RECESS

    VETERANS' DAY
    12
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY C
  • HW #18 DUE
  • Journal #4
  • 16
    DAY D
  • HW #19 DUE
  • Journal #5
  • Oryx and Crake Character Philosphy Collage
  • 17
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY F
  • HW #20 DUE
  • Journal #6
  • Finish Oryx and Crake Character Philosphy Collage
  • 19
    DAY A
  • HW #21 DUE
  • Journal #7
  • 22
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY C
  • HW #22 DUE
  • Journal #8
  • 24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    25
    RECESS


    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    26
    RECESS

    FOOD COMA DAY
    29
    DAY D
  • HW #23 DUE
  • Journal #8
  • 30
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    DEC 1
    DAY F
  • HW #24 DUE
  • Journal #9
  • DEC 2
    DAY A

  • HW #25 DUE
  • Journal #10
  • DEC 3
    DAY B

    class does not meet today

    OCTOBER 2010

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY F
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Note Taking Prompt for Soylent Green
  • 5
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Note Taking Prompt for Soylent Green
  • 7
    DAY C
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Soylent Green Quiz
  • What's in that chicken nugget?
  • 8
    DAY D

    class does not meet today


    Short Story Essay Assignment DUE at turnitin.com by midnight tomorrow!
    11
    COLUMBUS DAY

    NO SCHOOL
    12
    DAY E
  • Delicatessen Note Taking Prompt
  • 13
    DAY F
  • Delicatessen Note Taking Prompt
  • 14
    DAY A

    class does not meet today

    OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT
  • Course Description
  • Absence Policy
  • Class Guidelines
  • 15
    DAY B
  • Delicatessen Note Taking Prompt
  • 18
    DAY C
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Mnemonic excerpt (memory & generations)
  • Time Machine I
  • 19
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Time Machine II
  • What Does the Time Traveller Value?
  • 21
    DAY F
  • Time Machine Wrap Up
  • Simpsons Time Travel and Cannibalism episodes (from Treehouse of Horrors)
  • David Olsson's "Id"
  • 22
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #13 DUE
  • How to Annotate
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe": You will annotate and be graded on your annotations during this unit
  • 26
    DAY C
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 27
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY E
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 29
    DAY F
  • HW #14 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • SEPTEMBER 2010

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    LABOR DAY

    NO SCHOOL
    7
    DAY A

    WELCOME BACK!
  • Trends in Lit Course Description
  • What are manmade problems that threaten our future and how?
  • Watch Opening Sequence to Soylent Green + discuss
  • 8
    DAY B
  • HW #1 DUE
  • About Absences
  • Class Expectations
  • Read "The Last Flower" in class (an example of an ouroboros text)
  • Read 1st half Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" (note personification and conflict development)
  • 9
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    10
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL
    13
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Quiz on "Adam and No Eve"
  • Finish "Soft Rains"
  • 15
    DAY E

  • HW #3 DUE
  • Quiz on Genesis
  • Discuss "Adam and No Eve," Genesis
  • Read Accelerator articles.
  • 16
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY A
  • HW #4 DUE: "I Have No Mouth"
  • DO NOW: What similarities can you find in Genesis and "I Have No Mouth"?
  • 20
    DAY B
  • HW #5 DUE: "Nightfall"
  • 21
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY D

    Revelations: Terms, theories, summary and Discovery's Historic Interpretation
    23
    DAY E

  • HW #6 DUE
  • "A Pail of Air" and "The Star"
  • Begin groups?
  • 24
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY A
  • HW #7 DUE:How Do You Solve a Problem Like Overpopulation?
  • Short Story Movie Poster Group Work
  • 28
    DAY B
  • Short Story Movie Poster Group Work half period + present
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Overpopulation? Discussion
  • 29
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY D
  • HW #8 DUE
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Overpopulation? Discussion
  • "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World"
  • OCT 1
    DAY E
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Note Taking Prompt for Soylent Green
  • Fall 2007 Old Calendars

    DECEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY A

  • HW #22 Due:Oryx and Crake Reading #1
  • 2
    DAY B
  • HW #23 Due:Oryx and Crake Reading #2
  • 3
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY D
  • HW #24 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #3
  • 5
    DAY E
  • HW #25 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #4
  • 8 DAY F
    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY A
  • HW #26 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #5
  • 10
    DAY B
  • HW #27 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #6
  • 11
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY D
  • HW #28 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #7
  • Create a Study Guide
  • 15
    DAY E
  • HW #29 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #8
  • 16
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY A
  • HW #30 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #9
  • 18
    DAY B
  • HW #31 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #10
  • 19
    DAY C

    class does not meet today


    Commentary for the ClassDUE AT TURNITIN
    22
    DAY D
  • HW #32 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #11
  • 23
    DAY E
  • HW #33 Due: Oryx and Crake Reading #12
  • Please submit a brief project proposal to turnitin.com: Final Project Guidelines
  • 24
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    29
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    30
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    31
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    JAN 1
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    JAN 2
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!

    NOVEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D

  • HW #15 Due
  • 4
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS FOR STUDENTS
    5
    DAY E
  • HW #16 Due
  • 6
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY A
  • HW #17 Due
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
    LAST DAY OF FIRST MARKING PERIOD
  • 10
    DAY B
  • HW #18 Due
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 11
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    12
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY D

  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 14
    DAY E
  • HW #19 Due
  • Finish Zoline!
  • 17
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY A
  • HW #20 Due
  • TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men" (1925)
  • Entropy Essay
  • 19
    DAY B
  • HW #21 Due
  • Entropy Essay
  • 20
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY D
  • Meet in room 204
  • Entropy Essay
  • 24
    DAY E


    Entropy Essay Due at turnitin by 11:59 tonight!
  • Ishi The Last Yahi Video Questions
  • Oryx and Crake Vocabulary
  • Final Project Guidelines
  • 25
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    27
    NO SCHOOL

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    28
    NO SCHOOL

    FOOD COMA DAY

    OCTOBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY D
  • HW #10 Due
  • Poster Walk-Through/Presentations
  • Self and Group Assessments
  • HG Wells' "The Star" Discussion
  • Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" quiz & discussion
  • 7
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY F
  • HW #11 Due
  • Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • 9
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    10
    DAY A
  • Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
  • Thurber's "The Last Flower" (a parable in pictures)
  • Simpsons "Homer in Space"
  • 20/20's End of Days
  • 13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    14
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY C



    Independent Reading DUE: In class essay! Your index card may be up to 5" x 7"
  • How to Prepare for the Outside Reading Test
  • 16
    DAY D
  • HW #12 Due (20 points!)
  • Meet in 123
  • Group Work: Outside Reading Portfolio
  • 17
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY F
  • Meet in 123
  • Group Work: Outside Reading Portfolio
  • 21
    DAY A
  • Meet in 123
  • Group Work: Outside Reading Portfolio
  • 22
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY C
  • Thank Franco: He negotiated an extra class day for this project... Meet in 123
  • Group Work: Outside Reading Portfolio
  • 24
    DAY D



  • Group Work: Outside Reading Portfolio Due! Present your portfolio to the class
  • 20/20's End of Days
  • 27
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY F
  • HW #13 Due: Reading quiz on TM chapts 1-3
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 29
    DAY A
  • HW #14 Due: Reading quiz 4-6
  • Commentary for the Class
  • 30
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    31
    DAY C


    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    EC for those who dress up like a character, theme from our readings thus far!

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    No School

    Labor Day
    2
    3
    DAY A


    Welcome Back!
    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY B
  • Course Description & Class Rules
  • Independent Reading Choices
  • 5
    DAY C
  • HW #1 Due
  • Writing Prompts (on loose-leaf) 1. Describe a human paradise. Does it exist? Explain. 2. Describe a man-made problem: Man-Made Problem Prompt
  • Commentary for the Class
  • 8 DAY D
    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY E
  • HW #2 DUE

    Summer Reading Test
  • 10
    DAY F
  • HW #3 Due
  • Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall" + Quiz
  • Class Notes: ourobouros, Lagash, setting, characterization, how Earth compares, author's warning
  • 11
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #4 Due: Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star" quiz
  • Summary of Book of Revelations
  • Class notes: revelation, irony, setting, characterization
  • 2001:A Space Odyssey clip
  • 15
    DAY C
  • Different ways of looking at Revelation...
  • Discovery Channel's Ancient Evidence: Revelations -- The End of the World?
  • 16
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY E
  • HW #5 Due
  • "A Pail of Air"
  • Cozy Catastrophe
  • 18
    DAY F
  • HW #6 Due
  • "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • 19
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY B
  • HW #7 Due
  • "Nine Billion Names of God"
  • 23
    DAY C
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 24
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY E
  • HW #8 Due
  • "Adam and No Eve"
  • Understanding 2001: Space Odyssey
  • 26
    DAY F
  • Understanding 2001: Space Odyssey
  • Group Work: Analyzing the Technology Short Stories
  • 29
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    30
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    OCT 1
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    OCT 2
    DAY B
  • HW #9 Due
  • Wells' "The Star" quiz
  • Technology Short Story Groupwork: Educational Poster
  • Welcome, parents!
  • OCT 3
    DAY C
  • Technology Short Story Groupwork: Educational Poster

  • DECEMBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3 DAY D
  • HW #25 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #3 (69-92)
  • 4 DAY E
  • HW #26 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #4 (95-126)
  • 5 DAY F


    class does not meet today
    6 DAY A
  • HW #27 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #5 (127-162)
  • 7 DAY B
  • HW #28 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #6 (163-191)
  • Setting Creative Writing Assignment (20 points)
  • 10 DAY C

    class does not meet today
    11 DAY D
  • HW #29 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #7 (192-218)
  • 12 DAY E
  • HW #30 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #8 (222-251)
  • 13 DAY F

    class does not meet today
    14 DAY A
  • HW #31 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #9 (252-280)

    Short Story Plot Graph OR Final Essay Outline Due: complete in pencil or typed (HAND IN; CONFERENCES W/ Ms. G)
  • 17 DAY B
  • HW #32 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #10 (282-317)
  • 18 DAY C

    class does not meet today
    19 DAY D
  • HW #33 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #11 (318-347)
  • 20 DAY E
  • HW #34 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #12 (348-374)
  • 21 DAY F

    class does not meet today
    24
    RECESS!

    25
    RECESS!

    26
    RECESS!

    27
    RECESS!

    28
    RECESS!

    NOVEMEBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5 DAY E
  • HW #16 DUE
  • TRENDS 13: In-Class Zoline essay; you may use your annotations and story -- Submit to turnitin.com; class ID is: 1985087 and the password is: surfturk
  • 6 DAY F

    class does not meet today
    7 DAY A
  • HW #17 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #1 (3-35)
  • Planet of the Apes setting, characters, conflict, narration
  • 8 DAY B
  • HW #18 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #2 (37-75)
  • 9 DAY C

    class does not meet today
    12 RECESS
    VETERANS DAY
    13 DAY D
  • HW #19 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #3 (77-110)
  • 14 DAY E
  • HW #20 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #4 (111-138)
  • POV Animal Writing Exercise
  • 15 DAY F

    class does not meet today
    16 DAY A
  • HW #21 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #5 (139-177)
  • POV Animal Writing Exercise
  • 19 DAY B
  • HW #22 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #6 (179-216)
  • POV Animal Writing Exercise: print one copy single spaced' submit one to turnitin.com
  • 20 DAY C

    class does not meet today
    21 DAY D
  • HW #23 DUE: reading quiz on Planet of the Apes reading #7 (217-268)
  • Discuss the end of the novel
  • Share animal POV from a few students
  • Film Clips
  • 22 RECESS
    THANKSGIVING!
    23 RECESS
    FOOD COMA DAY!
    26 DAY E
  • Planet of the Apes film clips
  • Short story settings
  • 27 DAY F

    class does not meet today
    28 DAY A
  • HW #23 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #1 (3-33)
  • 29 DAY B
  • HW #24 DUE: Read Oryx and Crake #2 (37-68)
  • 30 DAY C

    class does not meet today

    OCTOBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E

  • Walk-Through Short Story Poster Presentations
  • Time Machine Vocabulary List
  • The Last Mimzy
  • 2
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY A
  • HW #9 DUE

    VOCABULARY QUIZ (100 points) Chpts. 1-2: Time Machine Vocabulary List
  • 4
    DAY B

  • HW #10 DUE: Reading quiz on Time Machine (chapters 1-3)
  • CLASS CANCELLED FOR TRENDS 12
  • 5
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    8 RECESS
    NO SCHOOL
    9
    DAY D

  • TRENDS 13: HW #11 DUE: Reading quiz on Time Machine (chapters 4-6)
  • TRENDS 12: HW #10 DUE: Reading quiz on Time Machine (chapters 1-3) + A MESSAGE FOR TRENDS 12! (see email)
  • TRENDS 13: notes: sphinx, TT, Eloi, Morlocks, theme
  • 10
    DAY E

  • TRENDS 12: HW #11 DUE: Reading quiz on Time Machine (chapters 4-6) notes: sphinx, TT, Eloi, Morlocks, theme -- groups
  • TRENDS 13: NO HOMEWORK DUE; in class: posters + time travel
  • 11
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY A



    VOCABULARY QUIZ (100 points) Chpts. 3-4: Time Machine Vocabulary List
  • Presenting TBE
  • Time Machine Essay Assignment
  • 15
    DAY B

  • HW #12 DUE: reading quiz on TM 7-9
  • Time Machine Essay Assignment
  • 16
    DAY C

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY D



    VOCABULARY QUIZ (100 points) Chpts. 5-6: Time Machine Vocabulary List
    18
    DAY E

  • HW #13 DUE: Quiz on chapters 10-Epilogue
  • What Does the TT Value or Disdain?
  • 19
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY A
  • HW #14 DUE
  • trends 12: meet in lab 204
  • Trends 13: meet in library lab
  • 23
    DAY B
  • trends 12: meet in lab 123
  • Trends 13: meet in foreign language lab
  • 24
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY D

  • Work on essay
  • 26
    DAY E

    29
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    Time Machine Essay Due by midnight: Submit to turnitin.com; class ID is: 1985087 and the password is: surfturk
    30
    DAY A
  • meet in classroom for HG Wells Biography
  • 31
    DAY B

  • HW #15 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • Planet of the Apes Reading Schedule
  • NOV 1
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    NOV 2
    DAY D

  • TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men" (1925)
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • September 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day
    4
    5
    DAY A


    Welcome Back
  • On the board: Types of Endings, How the World Can End, Endings Not Really Possible k
  • 6
    DAY B

  • HW #1 DUE
  • In Class Summer Reading Written Response
  • How would you behave if you had 4 days before a meteor hit? Four years?
  • Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star"
  • 7
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY D

  • HW #2 DUE: share with class
  • Video clip "End of Days"
  • Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star"
  • 11
    DAY E
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Asimov's "Nightfall"
  • 12
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    13
    No School

    RECESS!
    14
    No School

    RECESS!
    17
    DAY A

  • HW #3 DUE
  • "Nightfall" quiz
  • Nightfall Class Work
  • 18
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • "Nine Billion Names of God" quiz
  • Finish "Nightfall Groupwork
  • 19
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY D

  • HW #5 DUE: share
  • Commentary Expectations
  • "Nine Billion Names of God"
  • Technology "End Days" clip
  • "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
  • 21
    DAY E

  • HW #6 DUE
  • 24
    DAY F

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY A
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Mimsy Were Borogroves
  • Short Story Unit Project
  • 26
    DAY B

  • HW #8 DUE (you will not have computer access during class!)
  • Short Story Unit Project
  • 27
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY D


    Short Story Poster Due at the end of class!

    Fall 2006 Old Calendars

    JANUARY 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    RECESS


    2
    RECESS

    3
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY C

  • 12 Monkeys Journal/Study Guide
  • JOURNAL #14 & 15
  • Twelve Monkeys Screen Play
  • Twleve Monkeys "Fact Sheet"
  • 5
    DAY D

  • ABOUT YOUR FINAL PROJECT
  • The Matrix
  • 8 DAY E

    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY F



    JOURNALS DUE: TWO grades: 1 notetaking grade + 1 journal grade: review JOURNAL ENTRIES
  • The Matrix
  • 10
    DAY A

  • Accepting Early Submission Final Projects for EC
  • ABOUT YOUR FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Checklist (must be completed and attached as cover sheet to final project submission)
  • The Matrix
  • Equilibrium
  • 11
    DAY B


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY C

  • Accepting Early Submission Final Projects for EC
  • ABOUT YOUR FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Checklist (must be completed and attached as cover sheet to final project submission)
  • Equilibrium
  • 15
    RECESS

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • No School
  • 16
    DAY D


    FINAL PROJECT DUE
  • ABOUT YOUR FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Checklist (must be completed and attached as cover sheet to final project submission)
  • Equilibrium
  • 17
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY F

  • Finish Equilibrium
  • Presentations
  • 19
    DAY A Due
    LAST DAY OF CLASS: It's the End of the World As We Know It, and I Feel Fine
    22
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
  • LAST DAY OF CLASSES
  • 23
    24

    25

    26

    29
    DAY A

    30
    DAY B
    31
    DAY C

    FEB 1
    DAY D

    FEB 2
    DAY E

    DECEMBER 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E

  • HW #30 Due: Reading # 4 + quiz
  • An Inconvenient Truth

    Earth Abides Essay is due from: CC, Paula, Steve, Tim
  • 5
    DAY F
  • HW #31 Due: Reading # 5 + quiz
  • JOURNAL #10
  • Games and websites
  • 6
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B

  • HW #32 Due: Reading # 6 + quiz
  • Drawing Characterization: Orx and Crake [if you were absent (CC, Manzo, Tim) complete the TBE search for 1 character of your choice; you will work alone to illustrate in class]
  • 8
    DAY C

  • HW #33 Due: Reading # 7 + quiz Drawing Characterization: Orx and Crake

    FINAL PROJECT choice due today: you'll be letting Ms. G know what you are choosing; please return Earth Abides and Time Machine if you are NOT writing an essay
  • 11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E

  • HW #34 Due: Reading # 8 + quiz
  • Character Poster presentations
  • 13
    DAY F

  • HW #35 Due: Reading # 9 + quiz
  • 14
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY B

  • HW #36 Due: Reading # 10 + quiz
  • 18
    DAY C

  • HW #37 Due: Reading # 11 + quiz
  • JOURNAL #11
  • TRENDS 10 is cancelled; ONLY Trends 10!!! Trends 8 meets
  • 19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E

  • HW #38 Due: Reading # 12 + quiz
  • TRENDS 10: double quiz: # 11 & #12
  • JOURNAL #12 & 13
  • 21
    DAY F

  • HW #39 Due

    FINAL PROJECT: PLOT GRAPH FOR STORY / ESSAY OUTLINE DUE
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • 12 Monkeys Journal/Study Guide
  • JOURNAL #14
  • 22
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    25
    RECESS


    26
    RECESS


    27
    RECESS


    28
    RECESS


    29
    RECESS


    NOVEMBER 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY F

  • HW #22 Due
  • Reading Quiz on Reading #4: chapters 7-Q (104-143)
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project
  • Group Lists
  • Lesson Plan Pointers
  • Earth Abides Themes, Concepts, Patterns
  • 7
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY B

  • HW #23 Due: Group Prep Assignment
  • This entire class period will be allotted for preparation for your lesson
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project
  • Group Lists
  • Lesson Plan Pointers
  • 9
    DAY C

  • HW #24 Due
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project
  • Group Lists
  • Lesson Plan Pointers
  • 10
    NO SCHOOL!

    VETERANS DAY
    13
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY E

  • HW #25 Due
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project: Groups #1 & #2 Present Today!
  • Presentation Peer Evaluation Criteria
  • 15
    DAY F

  • HW #25 Due
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project: Group #3 & #4 Present Today!
  • Presentation Peer Evaluation Criteria
  • 16
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY B
  • Ms. G had an emergency last minute today and won't be in... Apologies to group 5.... You will present Monday
  • 20
    DAY C

  • HW #25 Due
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project: Group #5 Presents Today!
  • Presentation Peer Evaluation Criteria
  • Final Project Options
  • 21
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY E

  • HW #26 Due
  • TWO QUIZZES TODAY: First, Quiz on LAST READING for all students
  • Then Jigsaw Reading Group Project: Group #6 Presents Today!
  • Then Open Note QUIZ ON PRESENTATIONS
  • Final Project Options
  • 23
    NO SCHOOL

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    24
    NO SCHOOL

    FOOD COMA RECESS
    27
    DAY F

  • HW #27 Due
  • Oryx and Crake Reading Schedule
  • Oryx and Crake Vocabulary List
  • Class notes: Snowman & children characterization, setting, exposition, chapter headings significance, Snowman's World vs. Jimmy's World
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B

  • HW #28 Due
  • JOURNAL #9
  • Genetic engineering articles & discussion
  • 30
    DAY C

  • HW #29 Due: Reading # 3 + quiz
  • Because today was a record breaking high temperature, we watched An Inconvenient Truth (instead of later)[if you were absent, it's available on DVD or set up a viewing with Ms. Gokturk]
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • DEC 1
    DAY D


    class does not meet today

    OCTOBER 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    3
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY B

  • HW #12 Due
  • Reading Quiz chapters 6-8
  • Time Machine Movie (1960) [1st half]
  • 5
    DAY C


    Time Machine Vocab Quiz (chapters 5,6,7)
  • JOURNAL #2
  • What Does the TT Value or Disdain?
  • Class Assignment: Time Machine Chapters 1-8
  • 6
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    9
    NO SCHOOL

    COLUMBUS DAY
    10
    DAY E

  • HW #13 Due
  • Time Machine Essay Options + Outline


    Yearbook Photos Today! 8:50 AM Look Purty!
  • Time Machine Film
  • 11
    DAY F


    Time Machine Vocab Quiz (chapters 8,9,10)
  • Journal #3: Movie
  • 12
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY B

  • HW #14 Due
  • Movie
  • Journal #3: Movie
  • Outline Conferences
  • 16
    DAY C

  • HW #15 Due
  • 17
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY E

  • HW #15 Due
  • Open an Account at Turnitin.com
  • Zoline Pre-Reading Web Quest (Absentees: complete 1-22 on your own, in your own words, using Internet to research: Elena, Tim, Cassie, Sirotkin)
  • 19
    DAY F


    Time Machine Essay Due DOUBLE SPACED TYPED
  • Please hand in the Zoline Pre-Reading Web Quest if you didn't already
  • What is active reading? What does it mean to annotate?
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat death of the Universe"
  • JOURNAL #4
  • 20
    DAY A

  • TURNITIN DUE BY MIDNIGHT
    class does not meet today
  • 23
    DAY B

  • HW #16 Due
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat death of the Universe"
  • 24
    DAY C

  • HW #17 Due
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 25
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E

  • HW #18 Due
  • Journal #5
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • ANNOTATE TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men" (1925)
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • Earth Abides Vocabulary List
  • 27
    DAY F

  • HW #19 Due
  • Reading Quiz on Reading #1
  • Journal #6
  • Ish Characterization, Setting
  • 30
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    31
    DAY B

  • HW #20 Due
  • Reading Quiz on Reading #2
  • Earth Abides Groupwork Chapters 1-4 [if you were absent, you must choose one question to complete on your own]


    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    Extra Credit Halloween Option
  • Admire ms. GOKTHturk
  • NOV 1
    DAY C


    Notebooks collected today: this is for two grades: 1 notetaking grade + 1 journal grade. CHECK YOUR NOTES!!!!
  • Ishi the Last Yahi Video Questions
  • Background on Ishi
  • Ishi the Last Yahi
  • George Stewart Bio
  • NOV 2
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    NOV 3
    DAY E

  • HW #21 Due
  • Reading Quiz on Reading #3
  • Jigsaw Reading Group Project
  • Group Lists
  • Lesson Plan Pointers
  • Earth Abides Themes, Concepts, Patterns
  • SEPTEMBER 2006

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    Labor Day

    5
    RECESS

    Teachers Report Back
    6
    DAY A


    Welcome Back!

    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B

  • Course Description
  • 8
    DAY C

  • HW #1 Due
  • Clarke's "The Star" reading quiz & discussion
  • 2001: Space Odyssey clip
  • 11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E

  • HW #2 Due
  • HG Wells' "The Star" Quiz & Discussion
  • 20/20 clips "End of Days"
  • 13
    DAY F

  • HW #3 Due
  • "Nine Billion Names of God" Quiz & Discussion
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"
  • 14
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY B

  • HW #4 Due
  • "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" Quiz and Disccusion
  • Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall"
  • 18
    DAY C

  • HW #5 Due
  • "Nightfall" Quiz and Discussion
  • Educational Poster Group Assignment
  • 19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E

  • HW #6 Due
  • Educational Poster Group Assignment
  • 21
    DAY F

  • HW #7 Due

    Summer Reading Test Today (in class essay)
  • Welcome, Parents! What is Trends in Literature?
  • 22
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY B

  • HW #8 Due
  • Poster Presentations [if you were absent, you will need make a mini-version on your own]
  • Peer Evaluation Forms: Short Story Poster Assignment
  • Time Machine Quiz (chpts. 1-3)
  • Is Time Travel Possible>?
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 26
    DAY C

  • HW #9 Due

    Time Machine Vocab Quiz (chapters 1 & 2)
  • JOURNAL #1
  • 27
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY E

  • HW #10 Due
  • Er, What Group Am I In?
  • Illustrating Characters and Setting
  • 29
    DAY F

  • HW #11 Due

    Time Machine Vocab Quiz (chapters 3 & 4)

  • Fall 2005 Old Calendars

    December

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5DAY D

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY E
  • HW #25 Due
  • Oryx and Crake Reading Schedule
  • Oryx and Crake Vocabulary List
  • About the Author
  • Do you Believe in Crake?
  • 7
    DAY F

  • HW #26 Due
  • JOURNAL #9
  • Cloning Timeline
  • 8
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    9
    SNOW DAY!
    12
    DAY B

    Ms G is out sick :-( Please keep up with the reading
    13
    DAY C
  • HW # 27 & #28 Due (QUIZ on all that reading)
  • JOURNAL #10
  • Setting & Characterization
  • 14
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY E

  • HW #29 Due
  • Illustrating Chracterization
  • 16
    DAY F

  • HW #30 Due
  • Illustrating Chracterization
  • End of the World Final Project Options
  • 19
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY B
  • HW #31 Due
  • End of the World Final Project Options
  • Examining Crake's vision
  • 21
    DAY C
  • HW #32 Due
  • JOURNAL #13
  • 22
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY E

  • HW #33 Due
  • 26
    NO SCHOOL!


    27
    NO SCHOOL!

    28
    NO SCHOOL!

    29
    NO SCHOOL!

    30
    NO SCHOOL!

    November 2005

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY F
  • HW #15 Due

    Found Poem Assignment DUE
  • Return Time Machine
  • Journal #6
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • Earth Abides Vocabulary List
  • 9
    DAY A


    NOTEBOOKS COLLECTED TODAY: 2 grades...1 notebook grade/10 pts per journal entry
  • HW #16 Due
  • 10
    DAY B
    LAST DAY OF MARKING PERIOD




    class does not meet today
    11
    NO SCHOOL

    Veterans Day
    14
    DAY C

  • HW #17 Due
  • Journal #7
  • Earth Abides Group Work Chapters 1-4
  • 15
    DAY D
  • HW #18 Due
  • Earth Abides Group Work Chapters 1-4
  • Graded Group Discussion of 5 & 6: How Ish Gets a Mate
  • 16
    DAY E



    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY F

  • HW #19 Due
  • Ish, I'm pregnant!
  • 18
    DAY A

  • HW #20 Due
  • 21
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY C

  • HW #21 Due
  • GROUP WORK JIGSAW
  • Earth Abides Jigsaw Reading Project
  • Earth Abides Lesson Basics
  • Earth Abides Themes
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • Ecclesiastes "Compilation" Handout
  • 23
    DAY D

  • HW #22 Due
  • Earth Abides Jigsaw Reading Project
  • Earth Abides Lesson Basics
  • Earth Abides Themes
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • Ecclesiastes "Compilation" Handout
  • Earth Abides Presentation Rubric
  • 24
    NO SCHOOL

    Thanksgiving!

    Have a happy Gokturkey Day!
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    28
    DAY E



    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY F


    JIGSAW Presentation Due!
  • Earth Abides Jigsaw Reading Project
  • Earth Abides Presentation Rubric
  • Take notes as you listen!
  • 30
    DAY A

  • HW #23 Due
  • Earth Abides Jigsaw Reading Project Presentations Cont.
  • Expect a quiz on the materials covered by peers
  • Dec. 1
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    Dec. 2
    DAY C

  • HW #24 Due
  • Return books
  • The story of Ishi the Last Yahi
  • Quiz on Presentations
  • October

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY B
  • Zoline
  • 4
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    5
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    6
    DAY C

  • HW #7 DUE
  • Journal #1
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points)
  • 7
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    10
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    11
    DAY E
  • meet in lab
  • HW #8 DUE
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points)
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project
  • 12
    DAY F

  • meet in lab
  • Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points)
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • 13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    14
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
  • Heat Death Project Format Sample
  • 17
    DAY B
  • Heat Death Project Format Sample

    Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points) DUE
  • turnitin.com
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • JOURNAL #3
  • 18
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • Characterization in Chapters 1 & 2
  • 19
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E

  • HW #10 DUE
  • Reading Quiz
  • Illustrating Characterization
  • 21
    DAY F

    Ms G out :-(
    24
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY B
  • HW #11 DUE

    Time Machine Vocabulary Quiz 1-2
  • Finish Illustrating Characterization
  • 26
    DAY C

  • HW #12 DUE
  • 27
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    28
    DAY E
  • HW #12 DUE

    Time Machine Vocabulary Quiz 3-4
  • JOURNAL #4
  • What Does the TT Value or Disdain?
  • 31
    DAY F

    Halloween!
  • HW #13 DUE
  • JOURNAL #5
  • NOV 1
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    NOV 2
    DAY B

  • HW #14 DUE

    Time Machine Vocabulary Quiz 5-6
  • Film Assignment
  • Found Poem Assignment
  • NOV 3
    DAY C

  • FILM
  • NOV 4
    DAY D

    Disney's Chicken Little Movie comes out today!

    class does not meet today

    September

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    Labor Day
    6
    DAY A

    Welcome Back!
  • End of the World Course Description
  • 7
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    8
    DAY C


    HW #1 DUE
  • Billy Graham's Signs of the Apocalypse
  • Begin Asimov's "Nightfall"
  • 9
    DAY D


    HW #2 DUE
  • Discuss "Nightfall"
  • "Nightfall" Group Work
  • 12
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY F
  • Share back "Nightfall" Group Work
  • Contemplations: Connections to Our World
  • 14
    DAY A

  • Journal #1
  • Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star"
  • Clarke's "The Star" Group Work
  • 15
    DAY B



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

    What to expect...

    Summer Reading "Test"
    19
    DAY D
  • The Apocalypse: Interpreting the Signs?
  • 20
    DAY E


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F

  • HW #3 DUE
  • 22
    DAY A

  • HW #4 DUE
  • HG Wells' "The Star"
  • Comparing Asimov, Clarke, and Wells
  • 23
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY C

  • Some discussion of stories
  • Rework Outlines
  • 27
    DAY D
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Intro to Entropy Unit
  • Read and annotate through paragrpah 11 -- Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 28
    DAY E



    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY F

  • HW #6 DUE
  • Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points)
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project
  • 30
    DAY A

  • Zoline
  • Annotate Zoline Story Project (200 points)
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project

  • Fall 2004 Old Calendars

    January

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY F

  • 12 Monkeys
  • 4
    DAY A
  • Twleve Monkeys "Fact Sheet"
  • 5
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY C

  • Twelve Monkeys Characters
  • Twelve Monkeys Theme Worksheet
  • Twelve Monkeys Screen Play
  • 7
    DAY D
  • Twelve Monkeys Post-Movie Discussion Worksheet

    Outside Reading Reader Response Log Due
  • Conferences today
  • Outside Reading Small group Discussion Prep Sheet
  • 10 DAY E

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY F
  • HW #35 Due
  • Outside Reading group Discussion Assignment
  • 12
    DAY A

  • Outside Reading group Discussion Assignment
  • 13
    DAY B



    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY C

  • Definition of Matrix
  • Matrix Script
  • 17
    NO SCHOOL
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    18
    DAY D
  • Significance of Names in The Matrix
  • Philosophy in The Matrix
  • More Philosophy of the Matrix
  • 19
    DAY E



    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY F

  • Trapped in the Matrix
  • Messiah in the Matrix
  • 21
    DAY A

  • Final Exam
  • 24
    DAY B



    class does not meet today

    Last Day of Classes
    25
    26

    Final Exam 9-11 AM RM 118
  • Final Exam
  • 27
    28

    November

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY A
  • Time Machine 1960 Film Assignment
  • 3
    DAY B

  • HW #19 DUE
  • film
  • 4
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY D

  • HW #20 DUE
  • 8 DAY E
  • Short Story Share
  • 9
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY A



    Notebooks collected today
  • Notebook Rubric
  • End of the Marking Period: No work accepted after today
  • Intro to Flood Unit
  • 11
    Veteran's Day

    No School


    12
    DAY B

  • HW #21 DUE
  • Flood Myth Project
  • Flood Stories From Around the World
  • meet in library lab 2nd half
  • 15
    DAY C



    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY D
  • HW #22 DUE
  • meet in lab
  • happy bday Melissa
  • 17
    DAY E

  • meet in classroom
  • Atlantis video
  • Sample Flood Chart
  • 18
    DAY F



    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY A

  • HW #23 DUE
  • meet in lab 123

    Outside Reading Teacher Conference: You will meet with Ms. G about your book. Please have reviewed your book
  • Please hand in your handout table comparing your 2 myths with the Noah or Gilgamesh
  • Sample Flood Chart
  • 22
    DAY B

  • meet in lab 123

    Presentations Due Today: Please bring on a CD or Floppy
  • Children's Flood Myths Book Rubric: Hard Copy
  • Children's Flood Myths Book Rubric: PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Flood Myths Rubric
  • 23
    DAY C


    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY D

  • Presentations cont.
  • Earth Abides Handed Out
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • 25
    Thanksgiving


    Happy Thanksgiving!
    26
    Recess


    Happy Thanksgiving!
    29
    DAY E
  • Finish Presentations
  • Intro to Earth Abides
  • Earth Abides Reading Schedule
  • Earth Abides Vocabulary List
  • 30
    DAY F


    class does not meet today
    Dec 1
    DAY A

  • HW #24 DUE
  • Dec 2
    DAY B

  • HW #25 DUE
  • Dec 3
    DAY C



    class does not meet today

    October

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E
  • HW #9 Due

    Summer Reading Critical Lens Test
  • 5
    DAY F
  • Begin Pamela Zoline's "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • 6
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B

  • HW #10 Due
  • meet in library
  • Outside Reading Assignment
  • 8
    DAY C



    FINAL DRAFT of short story due. Final draft is single spaced .5 margins to save paperw/ title and byline (no header)-- unstapled + 1 rough draft, all peer edits. Also include 1 copy final draft double spaced
  • Short Story Rubric
  • 11
    No school
    Columbus Day
    12
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY E

  • Discuss "Heat Death of the Universe"
  • Annotate Zoline Story Assignment
  • 14
    DAY F

  • HW #11 & 12 DUE
  • Reader Response Guidelines for the Outside Reading
  • work on Annotate Zoline Story Assignment in lab
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project
  • 15
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B
  • HW #13 DUE
  • work on Annotate Zoline Story Assignment in lab
  • How to Cite for the Zoline Project
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project
  • 19
    DAY C

    Annotate Zoline Story Assignment DUE
  • Rubric for Zoline Annotations Project
  • Begin Time Machine
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 20
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY E

  • HW #14 DUE
  • Characterization in Chapters 1 & 2
  • 22
    DAY F

  • HW #15 DUE
  • Illustrating Characterization
  • 25
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B

    Vocab Quiz CHAPTERS 1-2
  • Time Machine Vocabulary
  • 27
    DAY C

  • HW #17 DUE
  • Class Assignment: Time Machine Chapters 1-8
  • 28
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY E

  • HW #18 DUE
  • Time Machine Found Poem Assignment
  • September

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day
    7
    8
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY B

  • Rubrics: Class Participation, Notebook, Discussion
  • 10
    DAY C

  • Arthur Clarke's "The Star"
  • Group Work for Arthur Clarke's "The Star"
  • 13
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY E
  • HW #1 Due
  • HG Wells' "The Star"
  • 15
    DAY F

  • HW #2 Due
  • Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall"
  • Ourobouros
  • Glossary
  • 16
    No School

    RECESS!
    17
    No School

    RECESS!
    20
    DAY A



    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY B
  • HW #3 Due
  • "Nightfall" Quiz
  • "Nightfall" Group Work
  • 22
    DAY C

  • HW #4 Due
  • Short Story Guidelines
  • Creating Characters Worksheet
  • Plot Graph
  • 23
    DAY D



    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY E

  • HW #5 Due
  • 27
    DAY F
  • HW #6 Due
  • Yearbook Photos

    Honors Proposals Due
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B

  • HW #7 Due
  • 30
    DAY C

  • HW #8 Due

    Bring TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of your story to class (5 pts each) for PEER EDITING
  • Peer Editing for the Short Story
  • Oct 1
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    Summer Reading Critical Lens Test is MONDAY