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2nd Nine Weeks Syllabus - LA 8H

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. 3, you will need to bring Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 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 Tell Tale Heart”

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

13 B

 

14 A

  ROUGH DRAFT OF STORY DUE

   Complex sentences

  Peer edit  and self edit short stories

   Close reading: “Okeefenokee Swamp

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

15 B

 

18 A

   ORB PROJECT DUE

  Complex sentences

   Images in advertising

   HW: “Non/Uni” sentences

19 B

20 A

   Complex sentences

  Analyzing advertising

   HW: Study for DGP Quiz

21 B

 

22 A

   DGP Quiz

  Complex sentences

   Ad groups

   HW: (1) Study for “Uni” Quiz (2) Prepare for ad group presentation

25 B

 

 

 

 

 

26 A

   “Uni” quiz

  Commercial presentations

   HW: Final draft of short story (Major Grade)

27 B

28 A

   FINAL DRAFT OF SHORT STORY DUE

  Analyze propaganda

   HW: Read “The Pedestrian” and answer Qs

 29 B

 

Nov. 1 A

  Review participial phrases

   Graded discussion: “The Pedestrian”

   “The Allegory of the Cave” 

   HW: (1) “Syn” sentences (2) Write down the definition for censorship (3)Get progress report signed

2 B

 

3 A

   Review participial phrases

  Predictions of F451

   Close reading of beginning of F451

   HW: (1) Read to p. 48 to “he did not open the window” (2) do reading journal and annotation

4 B

 

 

5 A

   Quiz: pp. 3-48

  Review participial phrases

  Discuss F451: Character Analysis

   HW: (1) Read pp. 48 – 68 to the end of part one. (2) do reading journal and annotation

8 B

 

 

 

 

 

9 A

   Quiz: pp. 48-68

  Graded discussion: Section One

   (1) Read pp. 71-93 to “…lips moving just a trifle”  2) do reading journal and annotation

10 B

 

11 A

   Quiz: pp. 71-93

  Review gerunds and gerund phrases

  F451 wordless posters

   HW: (1) Read pp. 93-110 to the end of the section (2) do reading journal and annotation

 

 

12 B

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 15 A

   Quiz: pp. 93-110

  Graded discussion: Section Two

  Review gerund phrases

   HW: (1) Read pp. 113-139 to “…he was swept away in the dark.” (2) do reading journal and annotation

16 B

 

17 A

   Quiz: pp. 113-139

  Gerund vs. participial phrases

  Degen: pp. 111-115

   HW: (1) Read pp. 139 – 165 (end of the book) (2) Do reading journal and annotation  

18 B

 

19 A

   Quiz: pp. 139-165

  Graded discussion of entire book

   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

  Discuss book people and Montag’s revelation about the sun

   HW: (1) Study for   F451 test (2) Get progress report signed

Dec. 1 B

2 A

  Reading Journal for F451 due

   Blending and elaborating ideas

  F451 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” Quiz                                                                     Outside Reading Book project

                                                                                              (Oct. 18 or 19)

DGP Quiz                                                                      Fahrenheit 451 Test (Dec. 2 or 3)

Reading Quizzes for Fahrenheit 451                     Fahrenheit 451 reading journal

                                                                                            (Dec. 2 or 3)