Welcome to English 2

Date Classwork Homework
 week of 4/30-5/4•Partner reading on Tue.
Catcher in the Rye: Mandala on Tuesday and essay on Wed. and Fri.
Catcher Statements: Agree or disagree. Find evidence (quotations) to support your claim.
•Mandala due on Friday
•Final paper due on Tuesday
 week of 4/23-4/27 STAR E.L.A. Testing on Tuesday and Friday•Keep reading your I.R. book
•Read Ch. 16 of Catcher by Wednesday
 week of 4/16-4/20•I.R. partner reading on Tues.
•Mental Health presentations on Tues.
•Catcher in the Rye
•Read THROUGH Ch. 13 of Catcher in the Rye by Friday
•Weekend: Read Ch. 14 and 15 of Catcher
•Bring Catcher and I.R. book every day next week (we have STAR tests in English, so you'll want something to read if you finish early).
week of 4/9-4/13•I.R. partner reading on Tuesday
•Read Catcher in the Rye
•Work on Mental Health project
Catcher quiz on Friday

•Read I.R. book for partner reading on Tuesday
•Read Catcher in the Rye Chapters 8 and 9
•Mental health presentation due on Tuesday
 3.30.12-F•Mental Health Project
•Begin Catcher
•Read I.R. book (partner reading)
•Read Ch. 1 and 2 of Catcher in the Rye
 3.28-W•Check out Catcher and I.R. books in library
•Create a reading schedule with your partner
 3.16.12-F•How to structure a persuasive essay
•Begin "The Last Days"

 3.14.12-W•Finish Night
•Persuasive essay groups
 3.13.12-T•Library Computer Lab 
 3.9.12-FNight vocabulary quiz
•Meet in persuasive groups: read articles and make a pros and cons chart
•Read Night pp. 80-92
•Write Night paragraph
•Finish Night paragraph (passage on p. 90)
•Bring in public library card for computer lab visit on Tuesday
•Think about who you could interview for your persuasive letter
 3.7.12-W•Write analytical paragraph for Night •Study for final Night vocabulary quiz (words 1-60) on Friday
 3.6.12-T •Counseling visit
•Read Night pp. 63-80 and answer questions
•Choose persuasive topics
 •Finish questions for Night
 3.2.12-F•Expository Assessment•No homework except to bring in your counseling forms
 2.29.12-W•Video on Obedience: The Millgram experiment at Yale--Electric shock•Study for Night Vocabulary Quiz (words 1–40) on Friday
 2.28.12-T•Reading and listening to Obama's 2009 Back to School speech: What rhetorical strategies does he use? What persuasive techniques does he employ? 

•Write paragraph examining ethos, pathos, and logos in Obama's speech. (You can focus on one of these more than the others. Hint: pathos.)
 2.24.12-F•Time to answer Night ??
•Chapter 4 response

 2.22.12-W•Bad (but sometimes effective) argumentative strategies: red herring, begging the question, either/or, ad hominem attacks
•Continue reading Night (through page 43)
 •Night questions from pp. 1-20 and pp. 21-43 due on Friday
 2.17.12-F•Advertising and persuasion: looking over our paragraphs on ethos and pathos
•Analysis of 5 commercials: What makes each persuasive?
•Continue reading Night
 For Wednesday, all 3 paragraphs are due: one on ethos, one on pathos, one on logos. I will evaluate the ONE you choose using the assignment rubric (see Class Handouts below). You can use the same ad for all three paragraphs or three separate ads. You also need to attach the ad or ads you used as well as the rubric.
 2.15.12-W•Counseling visit
•Advertisement: Write a paragraph describing your ad. What is it "selling"? To whom is it trying to appeal? What persuasive strategy does it rely on most: ethos, pathos, logos.
•Read Night, Part 2
•Bring in 1 or 2 ads as well as 2 paragraphs that focus on ethos and pathos. (You can write 2 paragraphs about one ad; or 2 paragraphs about two different ads.) Assignment is in Class Handouts below.

•Ethos, Pathos, Logos PowerPoint in Class Handouts below.
 2.10.12•CAHSEE Postmorten
•Ms. Chatfield's report card
•Three elements of persuasion: ethos, pathos, logos (PowerPoint)
•Begin reading Elie Wiesel's Night
•Bring in a print advertisement from a magazine or newspaper
•Pack your "suitcase." Like Elie in Night, your family has been ordered to leave its home. You have hours to pack only a single suitcase. Your suitcase can have only 10 items. On a piece of white paper, draw the 10 items you would pack. The items can be sentimental or practical, but they must actually be able to fit in a suitcase (e.g., you cannot pack your bed or a military tank!)
 2.7 & 2.8.12 CAHSEE ELA and Math 
 2.3.12-F•CAHSEE Prep 
•All-School Write #2
 2.1.12-W•Review Final 
 1.25 & 1.26B2 Final: 8:30-10:30 on Tue.
B3 Final: 11-1 on Wed.
B4 Final: 11-1 on Thurs.
•See you on Feb. 1 (Tuesday)
 1.20.12-F•Turn in Lit. O packets
•CAHSEE PowerPoint and Practice Questions
•Wrap-up Poetry Unit
•1-page essay: Should poetry be taught in high school? Due Monday.
 1.18.12-W•In-class write: Poetry Essay
•Lit. Circle #6
•Finals information
•Pass back Poetry Anthologies

•Finish up Literature Circle packets if you haven't. Due FRIDAY at the absolute latest!
•The final will be a practice CAHSEE exam. You can study by looking over your poetic terms and the grammar section in your binder.
 1.13.12-F•Favorite poem videos
•Work on poem outline
•CAHSEE prep
 •Prepare for Lit. Circles on Wednesday. Last meeting; packets due.
 1.11.12-W •Work on Lit. Circle paragraphs or poetry analysis 
 1.10.12-Tu•Lit. Circles
•Poetry: Analyzing and writing about a poem
•Poetry Anthologies now due on Friday

 12.22.11-Th•Poetry Quiz
•Work on poetry anthologies
•POETRY Anthologies due Wed., Jan. 11!
•Have a nice break. Happy New Year!
(Prepare for Lit. Circles on Tuesday)
 12.20.11-T•Lit. Circles
•Poetry: How to Read a Poem
•POETRY quiz on Thursday (know your poetry terms--in glossary)

 12.16.11-F•Grab bag poem
•Point of view poem
•How to read a poem
•Attacking a writing prompt
•Read and prepare for Lit. Circles on Tuesday 
•Write Grab Bag poem
•Write Point of View poem
 12.14.11-W•Poetry: Sound
assonance, consonance, alliteration, rhyme
•Review poetry terms
 12.13.11-T•Literature Circles #3
•Poetry Unit:
a) Sharing poems
b) Putting a poem together
c) Reading and titling a poem
d) Poetry terms review
•Bring ekphrasis and found poems to class on Wednesday. I will be checking them.
•Review poetry terms: repetition, rhyme, sonnet, iambic pentameter, rhyming couplet, irony, enjambment, alliteration
 12.8.11-F•Tom Waits's "Step Right Up"
•"Found" poems in your Lit. Circle books
•Ekphrasis (art) poems: 
 •Write ekphrasis and found poems
 12.6.11-W•Return LOTF to library
•LOTF: The movie
 12.5.11-T•Literature Circles #2
•Introduction to Poetry
•Look over Poetry packet
•Read for Literature Circles
 12.2.11-F•All-school Write
•LOTF Final Quiz
•Prepare for Literature Circles meeting on Tuesday. You will need to do your reading AND write your two paragraphs (the first is a summary; the second focuses on a literary device) BEFORE class. I will be checking these in class on Tuesday.
 11.30.11-W•Turn in Vocabulary #5
•Tackling an on-demand writing prompt
•Study for final LOTF quiz (bring in conch worksheet, which you can use for the writing part of the test)
 11.29.11-Tu•Conch symbolism sheet
•Literature Circles Meeting #1
LOTF Jeopardy
•Finish conch symbolism sheet
•Study for final LOTF quiz on Friday
 11.22.11-Tue•Review persuasive write
•The symbolism of the conch in LOTF
•Begin LOTF: The Movie
 •Vocabulary #5
 11.18.11-Fri•Warm-up: Persuasive write evaluation
•Lit. Circle #2 choices
•What is theme? Why is it important? (Handout attached)
•Vocabulary #5
•Finish LOTF by Tuesday

 11.16.11-Wed•LOTF Ch. 10 and 11 questions
•Vocabulary #5
 11.15.11-Tue•Persuasive essay in-class write
•Lit. Circles #6 (Final): Turn in packets
•Read Chapter 11 by Friday
•Finish book by Tuesday 
 11.10.11-Thu•Journal write: Should kids be "fired" from school for doing no work?
•Finding evidence to support reasons (post-its on posters)
•Create outline for persuasive essay

•Finish outline if you didn't finish in class
•Read Ch. 10 of LOTF by Tuesday (and Ch. 11 by Friday)
 11.8.11-Tue•Grade vocabulary quizzes
•Literature circles
•Journal prompts: Teens and justice (T-chart)
•Reasons vs. evidence

•Finish table of reasons and evidence
 11.4.11-Fri•Vocab. quiz on #3 and #4
•Ch. 8 and 9 interpretive questions
•Time to catch up reading
•Vocabulary #5

 11.2.11-Wed•Kohlberg's stages applied to LOTF situations
•Sigmund Freud: id, ego, superego
•Read through Ch. 9 of LOTF 
•Vocab. quiz (see words below)
 11.1.11-Tue•Warm-up journal: What is morality? What do you think is immoral? Immoral?
•Lit. Circles (#4)
•Kohlberg's 6 Stages of Moral Development
•Read THROUGH Ch. 9 of Lord of the Flies by Friday
•Vocab. quiz on Vocab. 3 and 4 on Friday
(behold, discernment, envision, foresee, gape, impressionistic, myopia, perceptive, premonition, subliminal; cessation, commence, deter, hamper, obstruction, preclude, procrastinate, scuttle, subside, thwart)
•Correct Voc #4
•Grammar: Complex sentences
LOTF: Ch. 7 Pair activity
LOTF: Begin Ch. 8, if time
•You should be through Ch. 8 of LOTF by Tuesday
•Prepare for Lit. Circles on Tuesday
•Study for Vocabulary quiz (Voc #3 and Voc #4 on Friday, Nov. 4)
 10.26.11-W•Journal: What strengths do you have that would help you survive in an extreme situation (lost in the forest, adrift at sea, trapped by a blizzard)?
•Would you survive? A Test

 10.25.11-T•Literature Circles
•LOTF work: Masks and Reading Responses
•Literature Circle reading
 10.21.11-F•LOTF Quiz #2
•Begin response for Ch. 6
•Review Quotation Integration (Ch. 3)
•Read Ch. 7 in class
•Read LOTF Ch. 7 and 8 by Tuesday, 10.25
•Prepare for Lit Circles on Tuesday, 10.25
•Response for Ch. 6 due Friday, 10.28
•Mask due Tue or Wed, 10.25 or 10.26
•Vocabulary #4, due Wed, 10.26
•Grade and return Voc. #3
•LOTF Quiz #1 review
•Read Ch. 5 and 6 by Friday
•Prepare for Lit Circles on Tuesday
•Mask (due Tuesday, 10.25.11)
•Vocabulary (due Wednesday, 10.26.11)

 10.18.11-T•Phrases and clauses warm-up
•2nd Literature Circle meeting
•LOTF: Ch. 4 and 5
•Correct Vocabulary #3
•Read Lit Circle book
•Mask activity

 10.14.11-F•Quiz on Ch. 1-3 in book
•Finish quotation integration
•Phrases and clauses
•Correct Vocabulary #3
•Read Literature Circles book: Prepare for meeting on Tuesday
•Read Ch. 4 of LOTF (due Tue)
•Quotation Integration handout (due Tue)

 10.12.11-W•Change seats
•Pass back work
•Collect Vocab. #3
•College Enrollment vs. Graduation article
•Read Chapter 3 of LOTF (quiz on Friday)

 10.11.11-T•Literature Circles
•Lord of the Flies: Integrating quotations
•Vocabulary #3 due tomorrow
•Read LOTF Chapter 3 by Friday
•Read Literature Circle book
 10.7.11-F•PSAT info
•Grammar quiz
•Literature Circle assignments
•Lord of the Flies Map
•Read Chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies and answer questions and fill out vocabulary (Study guide questions and vocab. in Handouts
 10.5-11-W•Turn in IR Response #3
•Vocabulary quiz
•Literature Circle choices
•Study for sentence and punctuation quiz on Friday
•Finish LOTF Ch. 1 and write 5 quiz questions (due
•Finish IR book by
 10.4.11-T•Journal write
•Pass back IR #1 and Expository Assessment
•Grammar: comma, semicolon, or both?
•Lord of the Flies: Chapter 1, setting the scene
•Study for quiz on Vocabulary #1 and #2 tomorrow (Wed)
•IR Response #3 due tomorrow (
•Read Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies by
Friday and create 5 quiz questions (multiple choice, T/F, or short answer)
•Study for sentence and punctuation quiz (simple vs. compound, commas and semicolons) on Friday
•Finish I.R. book by
 9.30.11-F•Check out Lord of the Flies
•More compound sentences
•Study for Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday
•I.R. #3 due Wednesday (see
Class handouts)
 9.28.11-W•Correct Vocabulary #2
•Pass back Voc. #2
•IR Response #2 (B4 only)
•You should be 75% of the way through your IR book on Friday
 9.27.11-T•Simple vs. Compound  Sentence Warm-up
•"Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas
Terms: villanelle, tercet, quatrain, stanza, rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter 
•No homework (except for B3, whose IR Responses #2 are due on Friday)
 9.23.11-F•Turn in I.R. Response #1
•Summarize article in 6 to 8 sentences
•10 Supreme Court Decisions Every Teen Should Know
•I.R. Response #2 (except B3)
•KEEP READING I.R. book. You should be 75% of the way through your book by next Friday.
 9.21.11-W•Summarize article •I.R. Reading Response #1
 9.20.11-T•SSR/Check simple sentences
•Compound sentences (see Class Handouts at left)
•Begin new article (see link at right)
 •Finish article "States Rethink Trying Juveniles as Adults"
•Letter of introduction (due Wed.)
•Vocabulary #2 (due Wed.)
•I.R. Reading Response #1 (due Fri.)
 9.16.11-F•Portfolio exchange/SSR
•Parts of Speech quiz
•Simple sentences
•Reading Response #1
•Summarize either article we've read on Juvenile Justice and summarize in 6 to 8 SIMPLE sentences (one independent clause)
•IR Reading Response #1 (due Fri., 9/23)
•Vocabulary #2 (due Wed., 9/21)
•Letter of Introduction (due Wed., 9/21)
•Letter of Introduction
•Correct Vocab #1
•Begin Vocab #2
•Be 1/4 of the way through IR book by Friday!
•Answer questions about USA Today article (link below)
•Begin Letter of Introduction (due Wed., 9/21)
•Complete Vocabulary #2 (due Wed., 9/21)
 9.13.11-Tu•Parts of speech warm-up
•Collect & return homework
•Review warm-up and parts of speech homework
•Read "Court Limits Harsh Terms for Youths" and answer questions

•Bring I.R. book--you should be 1/4 of the way through by Friday
•Study for parts of speech quiz on Friday

•Should teens be treated as adults in our legal system? 
•Grammar lesson #1: Parts of speech
•Parts of speech homework assignment (see Class Handouts)
•Read your I.R. book. You should be 25% of the way through your book by next Friday (9.16.11)
9.7.11-W•Turn in syllabi
•Turn in vocabulary #1
•Journal: What makes a juvenile different from a child? Different from an adult?
•Crime: Key concepts:
Homicide, murder, manslaughter (see
Class Handouts to the left)
Time article
•Assemble binders
•Read Time magazine article: Should the Law Treat Kids and Adults Differently? Write 3 reasons/arguments why kids should be treated the same as adults in the eyes of the law and 3 reasons/arguments why they should NOT.
 9.2.11-F•Collect signed syllabi
•Journal write: What do you like to read?
•Explaining the Reading Requirement for the Portfolio: Quantity, Breadth, and Depth
Begin 1st Unit
•ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: At what age does a person become an adult? What causes people to commit evil acts?
Acting Your Age: Survey and Discussion
•Journal write: Should teens be treated the same as adults in the eyes of the law
•10 Things You Don't Know About Me ... 
•Bring in signed syllabus
•Buy class materials (binder, paper, pen; dividers optional)
•Bring I.R. book to class (make sure it's on a subject or by an author or in a genre that you want to read 3 to 4 books about)
•Vocab. 1 due Wed.

Class Handouts