What's New In English 5-6

Spring Semester!

Week 2 - January 12-16
Monday 
1920's Research Presentations
Note-Taking
Tuesday
1920's Research Presentations
Note-Taking
Wednesday 
RC Reading Day
Thursday
Counseling Sessions
Pre-Registration in Media Center
Friday
The Great Gatsby - Start

Bring your book for annotation for extra credit

Week 1 - January 6-9
Tuesday
Vocabulary 51-55
1920s Research Assignment
Wednesday
1920s Research Assignment
Gale Research - Printing Articles
Thursday
1920s Research Assignment
Partner Work - Sharing Research and Creating PowerPoint
Friday
Vocabulary Test
Due: Vocabulary Sentences
1920s Research Assignment
Tablets - PP Creation
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Week 16 - December 1-5
Monday 
Vocabulary 46-50
3 Gothic Stories - Wrap-Up
Tuesday
Quiz - 3 Gothic Stories
Literary Analysis Essay - Prompt
Wednesday 
Literary Analysis Essay - Pre-writing
- Thesis Development
- Organizing
Thursday
Due: Vocabulary Sentences 46-50
Literary Analysis Essay - Work
Tablets available (with proof of readiness)
Friday
Vocabulary Test
Literary Analysis Essay - Work
Tablets available (with proof of readiness)

Week 15 - November 24-26

Monday 
Due: "The Devil and Tom Walker"
"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" - Analysis Worksheet

Tuesday
"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" - Analysis Worksheet

Wednesday 
"Cask of Amantillado" - Audio Reading

Week 14 - November 17-21
Monday
Vocabulary 41-45
IC  DC  (Complex Sentences)

"The Devil and Tom Walker" - Team Reading
Tuesday

Due: "Self-Reliance" Memorization and Performance
"Self-Reliance" Mini-Timed Writing

Wednesday 

"The Devil and Tom Walker" - Team Reading
Thursday

Due: Vocabulary Sentences 41-45
Complex - DC IC
Gothic Literature - Close Read and PowerPoint
Friday
Vocabulary Test
Reading Day

Week 13 - November 10-14
Monday
Transcendentalism

Tuesday
Veterans' Day Holiday
Wednesday 
Transcendentalism and "Self-Reliance"
Thursday

Due: Revised Typed Poem
"Self-Reliance" Final Discussion
Friday
Collect "Self-Reliance" Work
Reading Day

Week 12 - November 3-7
Monday
Vocabulary 36-40
DC, IC (Complex Sentences)

Poetry Revision Day
Tuesday
Patrick Henry
Rhetoric and Terms
Wednesday 
Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention
Thursday

Due: Vocabulary Sentences 36-40
Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention
Friday
Vocabulary Test
Collect: Patrick Henry Work

Week 11 - October 27-31
Monday
Vocabulary Test
Timed Writing Debrief, Clarification of Expectations
Writing Folder Self-Reflection
Tuesday
Poetry Writing Assignment
Brainstorming Topics
Wednesday 
Due: Poem Topic
Drafting
Thursday
Due: Poem Draft - The Story
Work with Poetic Devices
Friday
Due: Poem Typed Draft
* RC Reading Day!



Week 10 - October 20 -24
Monday
"Half-Hanged Mary" Timed Writing - Tone
Vocabulary 31-35 - Introduction
Tuesday
District EBSR/PCR Practice
Wednesday 
District EBSR/PCR Practice
Thursday
District EBSR/PCR Practice
Friday
* RC Reading Day!
Week 9 - October 13-17
Monday
The Crucible - Act 4 - Timed Writing
Tuesday
McCarthyism - Arthur Miller
Wednesday 
"Half-Hanged Mary"
Poetry Close-Reading and Analysis
Final RC Quarter 1 Due Date
Thursday
"Half-Hanged Mary" - as a model for poems
Poetry-Writing Assignment
Friday
* RC Reading Day!

Week 8 - Sept. 29 - Oct. 3
Monday
Timed Writing Rubric
Rubric Grading - Training
Tuesday
Vocabulary 26-30
Compound Sentence #3 - IC ; ca , IC
The Crucible - Act 4 - First "Look" and Summary
Wednesday 
The Crucible - Act 4 - Summarizing
Act 4 Text - for Timed Writing preparation
Timed Writing - Rubric Peer Evaluation

Thursday
Test Prep Day
Friday
* The Crucible - Final Test
Due: Vocabulary Sentences 26-30
* RC Reading Day!

Week 7 - September 22-26
Monday 
Picasso Mask Closure Activity
Writing Folder Set-Up
The Crucible - Act 2 Review
Dialectical Journal Instruction
Tuesday
The Crucible - Act 2 - Quiz 
* Due: Dialectical Journal - Act 2
The Crucible - Act 3
Viewing and Notetaking
Wednesday 
The Crucible - Act 3 - Summarizing
Excerpt Reading for
Literary Analysis  Timed Writing
Thursday
The Crucible - Act 3 - Timed Writing
Friday
* Vocabulary Test #7
* Act 3 Quiz
* RC Reading Day!
Week 6 - September 15-19
Monday 
Vocabulary 21-25
Compound Sentences
Tuesday
The Crucible - Act 2
Reading and Notetaking
Wednesday 
The Crucible - Act 2
Reading and Notetaking 
* Due: Turnitin set-up and submission
Thursday
* Due: Vocabulary Sentences (compound)
The Crucible - Act 2
Reading and Notetaking
Friday
The Crucible - Act 2 - Finished
* Vocabulary/Grammar Test #6
* RC Reading Day!
Week 5 - September 8-12
Monday
Tuesday

Vocabulary 16-20
Compound Sentence #2 - IC;IC
The Crucible
- Act 1

Review and Quiz
Mini Timed Writing
Wednesday
* Compound Sentence (IC ; IC) Practice
* The Crucible - Reading and Notetaking
Thursday
* Compound Sentence (IC ; IC) Practice
* Due: Vocabulary Sentences with IC ; IC
* Turnitin account set-up and submission
Friday

* Vocabulary/Grammar Test #5
* RC Reading Day!

Week 4 - September 1-5
Monday
Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday
* Due: Picasso Mask Presentations
* Compound Sentence (IC ,cc IC) Practice
* The Crucible - Reading and Notetaking


Wednesday
* Due: Picasso Mask Presentations
* Compound Sentence (IC ,cc IC) Practice
* The Crucible - Reading and Notetaking
Thursday
* Due: Picasso Mask Presentations
* Compound Sentence Grammar Quiz
* The Crucible - Reading and Notetaking
Friday*
* Due: Picasso Mask Presentations
* Vocabulary Quiz #4
* RC Reading Day!

Week 3 - August 25-29
Monday
* TGIF - Compound Sentences (IC
, cc IC)
* Vocabulary Week 3 - #11 - #15
* Due: Rhetorical Devices Chart for
"Sinners in the Hands..."

Tuesday
* TGIF - Compound Sentences (IC, cc IC)
* The Crucible Pre-Reading and Timed Writing


Wednesday
* The Crucible - Reading/Character and Plot Mapping
Thursday
* Due: Vocabulary Sentences (15)
With required Compound Sentence Markings!
* The Crucible - Reading/Character and Plot Mapping
Friday
* Due: Picasso Mask and Essay
* Vocabulary Quiz #3
* RC Reading Day!

Week 2 - August 18-22
Monday
* TGIF - Subject/Predicate/Simple Sentences

* Vocabulary Week 2 - #6 - #10
* Picasso Mask Assignment - Introduction
Tuesday
* TGIF - Subject/Predicate/Simple Sentences
* Picasso Mask Requirements
* Rhetorical Devices Handbook
* 10 Devices Power Point

Wednesday
* Puritan America
Thursday
* Due: Vocabulary Sentences (15)
* "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
* Rhetorical Devices Chart
* Due: Chart at end of period or Friday

Friday

* Vocabulary Quiz #2
* RC Reading Day!

Week 1 - August 11-15
Monday
Hello, Seats, Syllabus

Student Info Sheet - Collected
Tuesday
* Syllabus and RC Review
* Vocabulary Week 1
* How it works and 1-5

Wednesday
* Base Writing Day 1
Thursday
* Due: Vocabulary Sentences (15)
* Base Writing Day 2
Friday
* Due: Signed Syllabus, Signed RC Letter
* Due: RC Book
* Vocabulary Quiz #1
* Base Writing Day 3 - Due end of period


Summer Assignment

Did you read one of those summer books?
Did you complete the written assignment?
Are you ready to take the RC quiz and start earning points?





Big Dates in the Future
Final Essay Due Date:
Tuesday - 12/9/14

RC Final Quarter Due Date:
Friday - 12/12/14
30 Points Due

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Friday 8/29
Due: Picasso Mask and Essay

English 5-6 Vocabulary

How Vocabulary Works?

Mondays: Introduction Day

Tuesdays: Studying and Writing Sentences



Wednesdays: Keep Studying and Writing - Complete Those Sentences!

Thursdays: Due - 15 Vocabulary Sentences

Fridays: Vocabulary Quiz!