Teacher: Pauline McCombs e-mail: pmccombs@croslex.org Phone: (810) 679-1511

  ~   American Literature 

To Study for the Exam:
Use Khan Academy to practice reading skills:
Context clues
Inference
Main ideas and supporting details
Sentence structure
Also be familiar with the characteristics of 
Transcendental Writing,
 Realism writing, and
 Naturalism Writing.
       
Monday,  June 11, 2018
~ Exam Review:


 Take a screen shot of each the practices you complete,
Then send all of them in one e-mail at the end of the hour 
subject line hour.exam





Friday,  June 8, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will practice conventions of standard English Grammar and usage.
  Common Core:;   Language 11-12.1

Activities:
~ Sentence Structure practice







Thursday,  June 7, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will practice conventions of standard English Grammar and usage.
  Common Core:;   Language 11-12.1

Activities:
Level up tutorial:  Start on slide 5,  make sure to turn off your sound!
        ~  E-mail your practice results to me,  subject line hour. Clause2
~  types of Subordinating clauses:  Nouns
    ~ Paper practice
~ Paper practice review of subordinate/dependent clauses





Wednesday June 6, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will practice conventions of standard English Grammar and usage.
  Common Core:;   Language 11-12.1

Activities:
~  types of Subordinating clauses:  Adjective and Adverbs
    ~ Paper practice
~  types of Subordinating clauses:  Nouns
    ~ Paper practice
~ Paper practice review of subordinate/dependent clauses






Tuesday,  June 5, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will practice conventions of standard English Grammar and usage.
  Common Core:;   Language 11-12.1

Activities:
~  Clause review ~  Dependent and Independent clauses
    ~ Paper practice
~  types of Subordinating clauses:  Adjective and Adverbs
    ~ Paper practice




Monday,  June 4, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will demonstrate my mastery of realistic/naturalistic literature
~  I will practice conventions of standard English Grammar and usage.
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1 /  Language 11-12.1

Activities:
~Naturalism test
~  Clause review
Level up tutorial (make sure to mute your device!)
    ~  Send a screen shot of your practice score to me at pmccombs@croslex.org
                                                                                                Subject line: hour.clause
    ~ Paper practice




Friday,  June 1, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  Understand what Mark Twain Says and Means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Review Twain Reading questions   
~  Twain Reading Quiz 
~  Make up and clean up work!





Thursday,  May 31, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  Understand what Emily Dickinson poems say and mean
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Review Dickinson poems
~  Dickinson Poem open-note Quiz   (Socrative)
~  Review Twain Reading questions   (ITA)
~  Twain Reading Quiz (ITA)




Wednesday,  May 30, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  Understand what Emily Dickinson poems say and mean
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  If you finish you can continue / Finish Mark Twain Work from Friday



Tuesday,  May 29, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will self-assess my understanding of naturalism in Stephen Crane Works
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~ Review Stephen Crane Work:
    The men in the Storm
    Poetry work


Monday,  May 28, 2018
Memorial Day!




Friday,  May 25, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  understand satire and examine how it is used by Mark Twain
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Finish Twain Vocabulary (pg 381) if you have not done so yet
~  Read "the Lowest Animal"  pg 373
~  Read the example on Satire for this essay -- page 379
~  Complete the Reading Analysis sheet
~  Exit Ticket:
        1st hour
        2nd hour
        4th hour
        6th hour



Thursday, May 24, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  understand satire and examine how it is used by Mark Twain
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~ Finish Stephen Crane Close Read activity
~  Lecture / Notes on Mark Twain and Satire
~  "The Lowest Animal"  vocabulary practice (pg 381)






Wednesday,  May 23, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will  a Stephen Crane story to understand what it says and meansSays and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~ Determining Theme
        *  Level up Tutorial Make sure to turn the sound off on your devices!
        * E-mail me a screen shot of your Practice score
~  Close Read activity






Tuesday,  May 22, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will understand what a variety of poems by Stephen Crane Says and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:

~  Stephen Crane Notes
~  Stephen Crane Poetry



Monday,  May 21, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will understand what the story "To Build A Fire" Says and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Small Group Analysis for "To Build A Fire"
~  "To Build A Fire Quiz"
~  Stephen Crane Notes
~  Stephen Crane Poetry

Friday,  May 18, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will understand what the story "To Build A Fire" Says and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Continue reading "To Build a Fire."  pg 331 in text book  (See this copy for Story Divisions to finish as homework)
~ Track elements of Naturalism

Thursday,  May 17, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will complete the writing proces  by editing my research paper for citations
~  I will understand what the story "To Build A Fire" Says and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1  /  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a


Activities:
~  Research paper:  Final check ~ Due tomorrow
~  Continue reading "To Build a Fire"





Wednesday,  May 16, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will understand what the story "To Build A Fire" Says and means
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9;  11-12.1

Activities:
~  Begin reading "To Build a Fire."  pg 331 in text book
~ Track elements of Naturalism

~ Research Paper Q/A



Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will recognize and evaluate elements of Realism in American Literature
  Common Core:;  Reading Literature  11-12.9

Activities:
~ lecture / Notes on Realism and Naturalism
~ "To Build A Fire" Vocabulary exercise

~ Research paper Q/A




Monday,  May 14, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
~  In class rough draft:  you may type OR handwrite this
     Final Essay is Due THURSDAY!!!







Friday, May 11,  2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
        *  Create an outline for your work; use this form:
        Outline Guide
         *  Your outline should be created on a NEW google doc, titled hour.outline, and shared with me at 
                pmccombs@croslex.org
~  "Clean Up" day:  check for missing work to finish and turn in,  




Thursday,  May 10, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
~  Remember to meet in the library
** This is your last day in the library ~~  if you do not finish your research, you will have to do it as homework.
~  If you are finished with your research:
        *  Create an outline for your work; use this form:
        Outline Guide
         *  Your outline should be created on a NEW google doc, titled hour.outline, and shared with me at pmccombs@croslex.org


~   Under "About us"  is there a panel that must all check the information they publish?  What are their credentials?
~  does the author provide original source citations that you can check  for accuracy?  are those sources "Scholarly"  or "popular"  or are they from agenda~driven organizations




Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
~  Remember to meet in the library
~  I will expect at least 4 good sources completed correctly
~  I will expect at least 12 notes taken so far

~   Under "About us"  is there a panel that must all check the information they publish?  What are their credentials?
~  does the author provide original source citations that you can check  for accuracy?  are those sources "Scholarly"  or "popular"  or are they from agenda~driven organizations




Tuesday,  May 8, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
~  Remember to meet in the library
~  I will expect at least 4 good sources completed correctly
~  I will expect at least 12 notes taken so far

~   Under "About us"  is there a panel that must all check the information they publish?  What are their credentials?
~  does the author provide original source citations that you can check  for accuracy?  are those sources "Scholarly"  or "popular"  or are they from agenda~driven organizations
~




Monday,  May 7, 2018
BE GOOD!!!!
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
~  Remember to meet in the library
~  I will expect at least 2 good sources completed correctly
~  I will expect at least 5 notes taken so far
~  HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!!

Friday,  May 4, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
          Research Source Log
            ~  Make a copy
            ~  Share with me (pmccombs@croslex.org)
            ~  title Hour.sourcelog



Thursday,  May 3, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will investigate ways to research in a more reliable way
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
            ~  Make a copy
            ~  Share with me (pmccombs@croslex.org)
            ~  title Hour.sourcelog




Wednesday,  May 2, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will evaluate my interests and engage in the pre-writing aspect of the writing process
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Research paper
     Evaluation technique:  CRAAP!!!!


Tuesday,  May 1, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will evaluate my interests and engage in the pre-writing aspect of the writing process
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Submit Gatsby paper
~  Research paper



Monday,  April 29, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will evaluate my interests and engage in the pre-writing aspect of the writing process
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.7;  11-12.8;  11-12.2a

Activities:
~  Edit and final look at Gatsby paper
~  Research paper




Friday,  April 27, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will Practice the writing process by examining a theme from "The Great Gatsby"
  Common Core:;  Writing 11-12.5;   11-12.2

Activities:
~  Turn in Owl Creek Bridge work
~  Peer and self REVISE Gatsby paper
~  Begin Typing: 
      Google doc titled hour.Gatsby
      share to Pmccombs@croslex.org
      Word count, name, and prompt you are writing at top
      Double space
     Highlight your thesis in both the introduction and conclusion
      HIghlight your 2 (or more) primary claims
      Put your specific examples in Italics.



Thursday,  April 26, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will examine the use of flashback and stream-of-consciousness in "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7;  Writing 11-12.5;   11-12.2

Activities:
~  Reading Analysis




Wednesday,  April 25, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
~  I will examine the use of flashback and stream-of-consciousness in "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7;  Writing 11-12.5;   11-12.2

Activities:
~ In class rough Draft of Gatsby paper
~  Ambrose Bierce notes




Tuesday,  April 24, 2018

Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7;  Writing 11-12.5;   11-12.2

Activities:
~ In class rough Draft of Gatsby paper




Monday,  April 23, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
~  Finish Gatsby Movie
~  Complete analysis 7-9
~  Pre-write for Gatsby Test Essay




Friday,  April 20, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
View chapters 7-9
Chapters 7-9 Analysis




Thursday,  April 19, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
View chapters 4-6
Chapters 4-6 Analysis



Wednesday,  April 18, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
Finish "The Great Gatsby" Chapter 3 analysis
View chapters 4-6
Chapters 4-6 Analysis






Tuesday,  April 17, 2018
Learning Goals:

~  I will examine themes and Character development in  The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
Finish Watching "The Great Gatsby"





Monday,  April 16, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will begin reading background information on The Great Gatsby
~  I will examine themes in Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
1st, 2nd, 4th hours:
~ Finish watching chapter 1 and 2 of The Great Gatsby
~  Complete Chapter 1-2 view guide and response
~  Complete Close read

6th hour:
~ Watch Chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby
~ Complete Chapter 3 view guide and response
~  Complete Close read




Friday,  April 13, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will begin reading background information on The Great Gatsby
~  I will examine themes in Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Literature:  11-12.1;  11-12.7

Activities:
~  F.Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby Lecture notes
~  introduction Kahoot
~  View "Chapter 1" 
~ Chapter 1 theme response



Thursday,  April 12
Learning Goals:
~ I will begin reading background information on The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
~  Go over everything you can find about the novel The Great Gatsby from the study site Shmoop
~  Become familiar with these quick facts about F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby




Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will begin reading background information on The Great Gatsby
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
~  Go over everything you can find about the novel The Great Gatsby from the study site Shmoop






Tuesday,  April 10, 2018
SAT TEST




Monday,  April 9, 2018
Prep for SAT:  Khan Academy and review of schedule for tomorrow





Wednesday, March 28. 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
         ~  I will examine techniques to write a good SAT essay
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
~  Finish test reflection from Yesterday
~  SAT Essay Model and hints



Tuesday,  March 27, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
         ~  I will demonstrate that I know the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph
        ~   I will use reading/writing patterns to read more quickly and accurately
        ~  I will observe how these skills are translated to SAT testing
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
~ Reading Patterns practice
~ Practice Test
~ Self-evaluation
~khan Academy





Monday,  March 26, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
         ~  I will demonstrate that I know the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph
        ~   I will use reading/writing patterns to read more quickly and accurately
        ~  I will observe how these skills are translated to SAT testing
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
~  Supporting details practice
~  Timed SAT reading practice
~  Reading Patterns practice  
~  Timed Reading practice 



Friday,  March 23, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
         ~  I will demonstrate that I know the main idea and supporting details in a paragraph
        ~   I will use reading/writing patterns to read more quickly and accurately
        ~  I will observe how these skills are translated to SAT testing
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b / Writing:  11-12.2b;  11-12.2c 

Activities:
1st and 2nd --See yesterday's agenda
4th and 6th --
~  Supporting details practice
~  Timed SAT reading practice
~  Reading Patterns practice  
~  Timed Reading practice 




Thursday,  March 22, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
      ~  I will reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in writing and language
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Go over answers to practice test
~  Compare your % to the last practice test
~  In small groups:
        ~  Identify the TYPE of questions you got right or  wrong (Place # of question in correct column)
        ~  Describe your STRENGTHS (one paragraph)
        ~   Explain your weakness:    
            *  use the key to see WHY you got each question wrong
            *  discuss with your table-partners how you got the answer wrong
            *  Write your second paragraph explaining WHY you struggled in your weakest category
    
~ Find three Khan Academy exercises that can help you with your weakness




Wednesday,  March 21, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
      ~  I will reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in writing and language
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Go over answers to practice test
~  Compare your % to the last practice test
~  In small groups:
        ~ Create graphs on back of your answer sheet as shown on the board
        ~  Identify the TYPE of questions you got right or  wrong (Place # of question in correct column)
        ~  Describe your STRENGTHS
        ~   Explain your weakness:    
            *  use the key to see WHY you got each question wrong
            *  discuss with your table-partners how you got the answer wrong
~  Compare with your reflection sheet from the last test,  what improvements or new weaknesses do you see from 
                    the last test
~ Find three Khan Academy exercises that can help you with your weakness




Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
     Reading:  I will know how to find the central claim and supporting details
     Language:  I will recognize Verb tenses
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Close read review
~  Practice Writing and Language Test



Monday, March 19, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
     Reading:  I will know how to find the central claim and supporting details
     Language:  I will recognize Verb tenses
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Nature and Self Reliance Close reading
~ About the Writing SAT
~  Verb Tense Practice



Friday, March 16, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
     Reading:  I will know how to find the central claim
     Language:  I will recognize Verb tenses
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Finding a claim lecture/notes
~  Claim Practice:  Close reading
~ Verb Tense work



Thursday,  March 15, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
     Reading:  I will know how to find the central claim
     Language:  I will recognize Verb tenses
  Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Context clue Test
~  Central Claim activity
~  Close reading for Central Claim
~  Verb Tense lecture / Practice




Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Reading:  context clues
    ~ Language:  Verb tense
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
Context Clue review
Context clue Test
Khan Academy practice day!





Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Reading:  context clues
    ~ Language:  Verb tense
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  practice reading senction
~  Context clues practice for TEST tomorrow
~  Verb Tense chart




Monday,  March 12, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Language:  I will demonstrate my skill with commas, colons, and semi-colons
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ comma, colon, and semi-colon quiz
~  Context clues practice
~  SAT reading drill #1



Friday,  March 9, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Language:  I will practice comma useage
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:



Thursday, March 8, 2018
SNOW DAY



Wednesday,  March 7, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Language:  I will practice comma useage
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  comma kahoot
~   Comma practice on Khan academy
~  SAT essay check



Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Language:  I will practice comma useage
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Bag Ban Sample analysis activity




Monday,  March 5, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Language:  I will practice comma useage
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  comma practice
~  Bag Ban Sample analysis activity






Friday,  March 2, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will practice a rhetorical Analysis of an essay
    ~ Reading: I will understand a claim and supporting details for an argumentative essay
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Using three different colors, identify examples of emotion, logic and credibility in the essay (make a key for your three different colors)
~  In class Rhetorical writing.



Thursday, March 1, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will understand and identify rhetorical devices
    ~ Reading: I will understand a claim and supporting details for an argumentative essay
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
Reasons and evidence  interactive lesson
~  Read "Bag Ban Bad for Environment and Freedom"
    ~  identify the "Claim" of the essay
    ~  identify the Reasons given to support the claim
    ~  Using three different colors, identify examples of emotion, logic and credibility in the essay (make a key for your three different colors)





Wednesday,  February 28, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will understand and identify rhetorical devices
    ~ Reading: I will understand the main idea of a paragraph
 Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Khan Academy work
~ Vocab.com
        1st hour
            2nd hour
         4th Hour 
        6th Hour


Tuesday,  February 27, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will understand and identify rhetorical devices
    ~ Reading: I will understand Context Clues
    ~ Grammar:  I will understand how to use semi-colons
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Context clues #3
~ Vocab.com
        1st hour
            2nd hour
         4th Hour 
        6th Hour





Monday,  February 26, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT ~  
    ~  Writing: I will understand how to directly address a prompt
    ~ Reading: I will understand Context Clues
    ~ Grammar:  I will understand how to use colons
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Finish practice test reflection
~ Context Clues Practice #2 --SAT Reading practice
Colon Practice -- Sat Language practice




Friday,  February 23, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~I will understand how to use correct end marks
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Psat remediation
~ Practice with End Marks (Language)




Thursday,  February 22, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~I will explore several websites that can help me with skills needed to improve my scores on the SAT
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Psat remediation

Context clues level up tutorial

~ Context Clues Practice


~  College board app

~Khan academy:  SAT remediation 
~  Vocabulary.com:



Wednesday,  February 21, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~I will explore several websites that can help me with skills needed to improve my scores on the SAT
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ SAT Writing and Language Practice Test
~ Finish Sentence structure quiz:  practice Vocab.com when finished
~  Psat remediation
~  Vocabulary.com:

1st hour vocab.com

2nd hour Vocab.com

4th hour vocab.com

6th hour vocab.com

~  College board app

~Khan academy:  SAT remediation 





Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
~  I will identify sentence structure types to contribute to the above learning goal.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ Psat remediation
~  Sentence structure review
~ Sentence Structure Quiz
~Khan Academy 



Thursday,  February 15, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
~  I will identify sentence structure types to contribute to the above learning goal.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  SAT practice with college board
~  Sentence structure practice  (Handouts)
~ Sentence structure Quiz   (Handouts)



Wednesday,  February 14, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
~  I will identify sentence structure types to contribute to the above learning goal.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  SAT practice with college board
~  Sentence structure practice  (Handouts)
~ Sentence structure Quiz   (Handouts)



Tuesday,  February 13, 2018
Learning Goals:
~ I will practice skills for the SAT
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
~  I will identify sentence structure types to contribute to the above learning goal.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  SAT practice with college board
~  Sentence structure practice  (Handouts)
~ Sentence structure Quiz   (Handouts)





Friday,  February 9, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
~  I will identify sentence structure types to contribute to the above learning goal.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  ~  Level up Tutorial:  
~  Combining clauses and complex sentence practice
~   4 sentence types practice



Thursday,  February 8, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Finish vocabulary activity
~  Turn in Reading Guide for "Growing up Asian in America"
~  Notes on Sentence structure



Wednesday,  February 7, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~ "Growing up Asian in America" quiz
~ Scope of non-fiction writing (Level up tutorial)
~  Go over reading guide questions
~ Finish Vocabulary



Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  "Growing up Asian in America" (pg 187) reading with guide




Monday,  February 5, 2018
SNOW DAY!



Friday, February 2, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will analyze ideas and events to discover an essay's organizational patterns and analyze content and style to determine and evaluate an author's purpose.
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.1;  11-12.3;   11-12.6 / Language 11-12.3a;  11-12.4b 

Activities:
~  Vocabulary exercise



Thursday,  February 1, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to create an argument to support a claim
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
~  record speeches in small groups
~  Go over Whitman analysis work




Wednesday,  January 31, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to create an argument to support a claim
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
~ Interactive lesson on digital textbook:  speech prep
~  Practice and video your claim speeches



Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to create an argument to support a claim
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
How to state a claim interactive lesson
    ~ go to the textbook online,  make sure you go to grade 11 book
    ~ If you can see an assigned lesson,  go to that,  if not, follow these instructions:
            ~  go to the student resources button
            ~ go down to "interactive Lessons" on the yellow sidebar
            ~  it should open into argumentative writing, on the right, choose the "What is a claim?" lesson
Take a screen shot of the final task and send it to me at pmccombs@croslex.org , subject line hour.claim

Performance task, page 185



Monday,  January 29, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to determine themes in poetry
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
~  Quiz over "Song of Myself"
~  Theme analysis




Friday, January 26, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to determine themes in poetry
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
~ Guided reading of selections from "Song of Myself"  (pg 177)




Thursday, January 25, 2018
Learning Goals:
~  I will be able to determine themes in poetry
Common Core: Reading Literature 11-12.1;  11-12.2;   11-12.5 

Activities:
~Transcendentalism notes
~ Whitman Notes
~ Guided reading of selections from "Song of Myself"  (pg 177)




Wednesday,  January 24, 2018
Learning Goals:
I will prepare for skills that will be covered in Unit 3 of the textbook
~  I will explore how bias is created in seemingly neutral writing
Common Core: Reading Informational Text 11-12.3;  11-12.4;  11-12.7;  11-12.10

Activities:
~  Finish Unit 3 pre-test
~  Close read and analyze Unit 3 introduction  (page 175)




Tuesday,  January 23, 2018
Learning Goals:
I will remember the rules and expectations for this class
I will prepare for skills that will be covered in Unit 3 of the textbook


Activities:
~  seating chart
~  Welcome / review rules
~  New quarter Passes
~  Unit 3 pretest