PreAP Calendar

English I PreAP 2017 MP1

Daily Grades and due dates

  1. The Alchemist Vocabulary Quiz is on 8/30 The Alchemist Test will be on 9/6 (Major Grade)

  2. Map of A Hero’s Journey (double) 8/30 The Pie Essay (Full Process Grade 9/26)

  3. Rhetorical Analysis Paragraph due 9/20

  4. Process Grade: Writer’s Workshop

  5. Mythology Crossword (completion) due 9/18

  6. Literary Terms Quiz 1 is on 9/20


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August 22

First Day Welcome


Icebreaker/The Alchemist


Introduce the Alchemist Vocabulary


HW: (1) Write one sentence on the inside cover of your book: What is The Alchemist about?; (2) Reread The Alchemist + study vocab; (3) Purchase Comp Ntbk

August 24


Syllabus

Discuss HW

  • Write your sentence on a sticky note and attach it to the board; gallery walk

  • Discuss strong student responses + examples of good thematic statements

  • Revise or rewrite inside cover sentences

  • Metaphorical Journey


Go over The Alchemist Test

  • When it is, what to expect, how to prepare


Laptop Login Procedures

  • Bookmark gmail, teacher websites, Home Access, Google Classroom


The Alchemist

  • Assignment 1 (DG)


HW: (1) Finish Google Classroom Assignment 1 due 8/25

Reread The Alchemist + study vocab


August 28


The Alchemist

  • Discuss The Hero’s Journey + The Alchemist

  • Begin Map of a Hero’s Journey


HW: (1) Reread The Alchemist + study vocab and work on Map of a Hero's Journey


August 30

The Alchemist Vocabulary Quiz(DG)

  • 20 minutes

Introduce Padlet question

Finish Map of a Hero’s Journey (double DG)

  • Share in small groups → whole-class discussion

  • Revise or rewrite inside cover sentences



HW: (1) Reread The Alchemist and finish Map of a Hero's Journey

(2) Work on Padlet question


September 1 "A"

Finish working on Map of a Hero's Journey (double DG)


The Truth About Being a Hero (WS)

  • Read/discuss (questioning what it means to be a hero, and how society chooses its heroes)

  • Revise or rewrite inside cover sentences


HW: (1) Prepare for The Alchemist Test


September 4

Labor Day Holiday


September 5 "B"

see 9/1

September 6


The Alchemist Test (MG)

  • 60 minutes





September 8 "A"

IPR Cutoff


  • 20 minutes Finish Projects and turn them in for a DDG

Rhetorical Precis Intro

  • Padlet


MP1 Literary Terms

  • Introduce first half

  • Students take notes in Course Packet


“The Flowers” (Walker)


Distribute: The Pie by Gary Soto

  • Explain HW task


HW: (1) Read/annotate “The Pie”; (2) Study MP1 Literary Terms; (3) Read SSR


September 11 "B"


                         

September 12



HW: (1) Study MP1 Literary Terms;


September 14


Start Mythology Crossword

  • After finishing the puzzle, choose the three characters you know least about and add two facts for each one with sources cited


HW: (1) Finish Mythology Crossword


  • Turn in Myth Crossword (completion DG)

    • Discuss purpose (allusions)


    MP1 Literary Terms

    • Introduce second half

    • Students take notes in Course Packet


    Library Orientation

    • Check out book for SSR

    • Create personal reading schedule

    • Read SSR until 10 minutes before bell

    • WNB


    HW: (1) Study MP1 Literary Terms; (2) Read SSR


September 18



Turn in Myth Crossword (completion DG)

and Lit Term Vocab sheet

  • Discuss purpose (allusions)


Writing Workshop: Essay

Rhetorical Paragraph


  • Review annotation rubric, explain HW task


HW: (1) Read/annotate The Pie; (2) Read SSR, (3) The Pie Google Classroom assignment


September 20


SSR

  • 20 minutes

  • WNB

  • Turn in Pie Padlet assignment (DG)


Literary Terms Quiz I (DG)


Writing Workshop: Essay

Writing Workshop: Expository Essay


HW: (1) Finish reading/annotating “The Pie; (2) Read SSR


September 22 "A"

Diagnostic Expository Essay (From District)
(DG) for MP2



Writing Workshop: Expository Essay


HW: (1) Review Essay notes; (2) Read SSR

September 25 "B"


see 9/22

September 26



The Pie Essay: (MG)

  • 60 minutes


HW: (1) Read SSR


September 28

RC Cutoff






Distribute “The Scarlet Ibis” (Hurst)


HW: (1) Read/annotate “The Scarlet Ibis”; (2) Read SSR + work on multimedia project


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