December 2016





December 16

Periods 2, 3, 5
Students were able to write a personal narrative for extra credit, work on the Romeo and Juliet vocabulary list on Vocabulary.com, or work on anything for this or another class.


Periods 6 and 7
Students completed their reading of "A Christmas Memory" and finished the annotation chart and question.



December 15





Period 2
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students continued reading the text and completing the annotation chart through PAGE 185.


Period 3
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students finished reading the text and completed the annotation chart.


Period 5
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students finished reading the text and completed the annotation chart.


Period 6
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students continued reading the text and completing the annotation chart through PAGE 184.


Period 7
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students continued reading the text and completing the annotation chart through PAGE 183.






December 14

"A Christmas Memory" - Annotation Chart

"A Christmas Memory" - Before, During, and After Reading Skills

Period 2
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students completed the vocabulary skill - context clues activity.
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177-181 ONLY.


Period 3
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177-184 ONLY.


Period 5
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177-184 ONLY.


Period 6
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students completed the vocabulary skill - context clues activity.
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGES 177-179 ONLY.


Period 7
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177-181 ONLY.





December 13


"A Christmas Memory" - Before, During, and After Reading Skills

"A Christmas Memory" - Context Clues Vocabulary Activity

"A Christmas Memory" - Annotation Chart


Period 2
Poetry Project Presentations

Period 3
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students completed the vocabulary skill - context clues activity.
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177 ONLY.

Period 5
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students completed the vocabulary skill - context clues activity.
Students began reading the text and completing the annotation chart for PAGE 177 ONLY.

Period 6
ASSEMBLY - NO CLASS TODAY

Period 7
"A Christmas Memory" pages 174-189
Students completed the vocabulary skill - context clues activity.


December 12

WICOMICO COUNTY ENGLISH INTERIM ASSESSMENT
  • Paired nonfiction texts
  • Evidence based selected response questions
  • Annotations




Periods 2, 5, 7
Collected the POETRY OUT LOUD annotated poem for the poetry project.


Periods 3, 6
Collected the POETRY OUT LOUD annotated poem for the poetry project.
Collected the 2 poems from last week: "Mother to Son" and "Those Winter Sundays"



December 9


Poetry Project Work Time

Review the rubric, check the model, and read the directions.

POETRY PROJECT ARE DUE TODAY!!!




December 8

Poetry Project Work Time

Review the rubric, check the model, and read the directions.

POETRY PROJECT ARE DUE FRIDAY!!!



December 7

3 Texts: "Mother to Son", "Those Winter Sundays", and "Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark"

"Those Winter Sundays"

"Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark

Students read, annotated, and analyzed 3 texts.
Students were asked to focus on the SPEAKER of the texts and what details revealed information about the SPEAKER.
Students were also asked to work on how the authors used descriptive words and phrases to create vivid images in the texts.
Students were also asked to read the BIOGRAPHICAL information about the authors to makes connections to the texts.




December 6

Haiku Directions

Copies of the Four Haiku Poems to Analyze

3 Texts: "Mother to Son", "Those Winter Sundays", and "Papa Who Wakes Up Tired in the Dark"

Poem "Mother to Son"

HAIKU
Students read, annotated, and analyzed 4 Haiku Poems.
Students were asked to identify the ELEMENTS of HAIKU and attempt to prove that the four poems had each of those elements.

SPEAKER
Students were asked to focus on the SPEAKER of the texts and what details revealed information about the SPEAKER.
Students were also asked to work on how the authors used descriptive words and phrases to create vivid images in the texts.
Students were also asked to read the BIOGRAPHICAL information about the authors to makes connections to the texts.

*Students only had enough time to begin "Mother to Son"


HOMEWORK
POETRY PROJECTS are DUE FRIDAY!!!




December 5

PowerPoint - Shakespeare's use of meter, rhyme scheme, and couplets. Also includes the HAIKU poems/activity.

Sonnet 29 - Read and annotate

Romeo and Juliet - Read and annotate


ALL CLASSES
Students were shown the use of syllables to create meter and patterns in a poem.
Students were asked to read and annotate TWO sonnets for practice.
BOTH poems are due tomorrow.

POETRY PROJECTS ARE DUE FRIDAY!!!




December 2

Poetry Project Checklist

Poetry Project Rubric

Poetry Project MODEL - Uses the poem "Alone"

Directions Pre-AP Classes

Directions Regular Classes


Students were given time to work on their Poetry Projects.
The completed projects are due at the end of the day next Friday December 9th!!!

This was the last day to submit the TEEN CURFEW ESSAY for grade.




December 1


Group Work - Poetry Analysis

Periods 2, 3, 5, 7

SOUNDS of POETRY POEMS - Pages 684-709

Students worked in groups to analyze ONE of the poems assigned to read last night.
Each student was assigned ONE of FOUR sections to complete in class.
Each group shared their work with the class at the end of the period.



Period 6
Students read "Old Man at the Bridge" on pages 130-132.
Students completed the annotation chart for each page of the text.
Students were asked to write a paragraph response for THREE questions:
  1. What was the narrator's main concern?
  2. What was the Old Man's main concern?
  3. Which character deals with his conflict the "best"?
Each paragraph requires a TOPIC SENTENCE, 4-6 DETAIL/SUPPORTING SENTENCES (2 DIRECT QUOTES are also REQUIRED), and a CONCLUDING SENTENCE.