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2nd Nine Weeks Syllabus - LA 8

Everyday you should bring the following to class whether we use the book or not:

(1) Language Network workbook

(2) Crafting Expository Argument by Michael Degen

(3) Interactive Reader*

*Starting Nov. 5, you will need to bring Animal Farm by George Orwell instead of the I.R.

 

The following calendar is subject to changes:

2nd 9 Weeks

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Oct. 11

NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

12 A

   Story partners

  Analyze dialogue

   Read “the Monkey’s Paw”

   HW: (1) Rough draft of short story (Quiz – completion) (2) Get syllabus signed

13 B

 

14 A

  ROUGH DRAFT OF STORY DUE

   Review subject pronouns

  Peer edit  and self edit short stories

   “uni” words

   HW: Outside Reading Book project: note card and one-pager (Major grade)

15 B

 

18 A

   ORB PROJECT DUE

  Review object pronouns

   Images in advertising

   HW: L.N. : p. 53, A (all); p. 54, A (all); p. 56, A (all); p. 57, A (all);

19 B

20 A

   Pronouns: we vs. us

  Analyzing advertising

   HW: Study for DGP Quiz

21 B

 

22 A

   DGP Quiz

  Pronouns in a compound

   Ad groups

   HW: (1) L.N.: p. 71, A (all); p. 76, A (all); p. 77, A (all); p. 78, A (all) (2) Prepare for ad group presentation

25 B

 

 

 

 

 

26 A

   Review pronoun problems

  Commercial presentations

   HW: Study for “uni” /Pronoun Quiz

27 B

28 A

   “Uni” /Pronoun Quiz

  Analyze propaganda

   Short story reminders

   HW: Final draft of short story (Major Grade)

 29 B

 

Nov. 1 A

   FINAL DRAFT OF SHORT STORY DUE

  Review gerunds and gerund phrases

   View “A Class Divided”

   HW: (1) “A Class Divided”  reflection sheet (2) L.N.: p. 139, A&B (all); p. 140, A&B (all) (3)Get progress report signed

2 B

 

3 A

   Review gerund phrases

  Read and discuss Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights

   Societal contracts

   HW: (1)Animal Farm vocabulary (2) Bring Animal Farm by George Orwell

4 B

 

 

5 A

   Review gerund phrases

  Read fables and discuss

  Discuss satire, allegory, and historical background for AF

   HW: Read ch. 1 & 2 of Animal Farm and do reading journal

8 B

 

 

 

 

 

9 A

   Quiz: ch. 1-2

  Discuss ch. 1-2

  Review gerund phrases

   HW: Read ch. 3 & 4 of Animal Farm and do reading journal

10 B

 

11 A

   Quiz: ch. 3 & 4

  Discuss ch. 3&4: corruption of power and language

  Review participial phrases

   HW: Read ch. 5 & 6 of Animal Farm and do reading journal

12 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 15 A

   Quiz: ch. 5 & 6

  Discuss ch. 5-6: Characterization of Snowball and Napolean

  Review participial phrases

   HW: Read ch. 7 & 8 of Animal Farm and do reading journal

16 B

 

17 A

   Quiz: ch. 7 & 8

  Discuss ch. 7-8: news reports of “Slaugher in the Barn” and spin on Napolean’s actions

  Review participial phrases

   HW: Read ch. 9 & 10 of Animal Farm and do reading journal

18 B

 

19 A

   Quiz: ch. 9 & 10

  Graded discussion of entire book

  Close reading of  passages: analyze theme

   HW: topic sentence and supports

22

NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

23

NO SCHOOL

 

24

NO SCHOOL

 

25

NO SCHOOL

 

26

NO SCHOOL

 

29 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 A

   Blending and elaborating ideas

  Distinguishing between gerund and participial phrases

   HW: (1) Study for   Animal Farm test (2) Get progress report signed

Dec. 1 B

2 A

  Reading Journal for Animal Farm due

   Blending and elaborating ideas

  Animal Farm test

   HW: Rough Draft of character paragraph (Quiz-completion grade)

3 B

 

6 A

   ROUGH DRAFT OF CHARACTER PARAGRAPH DUE

  Peer edit paragraphs

  Sentence groups

   HW: Editing practice

7 B

8 A

   editing practice: blending and elaboration

  Grammar review

   HW: Review packet

9 B

10 A

   REVIEW FOR SEMESTER EXAM

   HW: Study for semester exam

13 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 A

SEMESTER EXAMS:

A2 & A4

15 B

SEMESTER EXAMS:

B2 & B4

16 A

SEMESTER EXAMS:

A1 & A3

17 B

SEMESTER EXAMS:

B1 & B3

 

 

Quiz Grades:                                                      Major Grades :

“Uni”/Pronoun Quiz                                       Outside Reading Book project (Oct. 18)

DGP Quiz                                                          Animal Farm Test (Dec. 2)

Reading Quizzes for Animal Farm            Animal Farm reading journal (Dec. 2)

 

 

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