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4th Nine Weeks Syllabus - LA 8 Honors

4th 9 Weeks

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mar 20 B

 

 

 

21 A

TAKS practice exam

HW: (1) Get your copy of Huckleberry Finn – book check next class (2) get syllabus signed

22 B   HALF DAY

 

23 A

    Go over TAKS practice exam

    3 types of subordinate clauses

HW: Three Types of Subordinate Clauses – p. 165  in Degen

24 B

 

27 A

    Introduce satire

HW: Read Don Quixote selection and answer Qs

28 B

 

29 A

   Don Quixote quiz

   Huck Finn introduction notes

   Begin HF

HW: (1) Read HF, ch. 1-6 (2) Do annotation and journal entry

30 B

 

31 A

   Ch. 1-6 Quiz

   Discuss 1-6

   The Mississippi River as symbol

HW: (1) Read HF ch. 7- 11 (2) Do annotation and journal entry

APR 3 B

 

4 A

   Ch. 7 - 11 Quiz

   Class discussion over 7 - 11

   HF multiple choice practice

HW: (1) Read ch. 12 - 16 (2) Do annotation and journal entry

5 B

 

6 A

   Ch. 12 - 16 Quiz

   Discuss irony

   TAKS review

HW: (1) Get progress report signed (2) Read ch. 12 - 16 (3) Do annotation and journal entry

7 B

 

10 A

   Ch. 17 - 19 Quiz

  Huck’s moral dilemma

HW: 1) Read ch. 20 - 23 (2) Do annotation and journal entry

11 B

 

12 A   HALF DAY

   Ch. 20-23 Quiz

   TAKS review

HW: None

13 B

 

14

Bad Weather Makeup Day

17 B

Community service presentation

HW: (1) Read ch. 24 - 25 (2) No annotation and journal entry

18 A

TAKS – shortened classes

 

19 B

TAKS – shortened classes

   Ch. 24 – 25 Quiz

   King and Duke satire

HW: (1) Read ch. 26 - 27 (2) No annotation and journal entry

20A

TAKS – shortened classes

 

21 B

TAKS – shortened classes

   Ch. 26 - 27 Quiz

   Huck’s moral growth

HW: (1) Read ch. 28 – 30  (2) Do annotation and journal entry

24 A

 

25 B

   Ch. 28 – 30 Quiz

   Discuss irony and satire

   Editing an essay

HW: (1) Read ch. 31 – 33  (2) Do annotation and journal entry

26 A

 

27 B

   Ch. 31 - 33 Quiz

   Discuss 31 – 33

   Editing an essay

HW: (1) Read ch. 34 - 38  (2) Do annotation and (3) No journal entry: Entire reading journal due next class for a major grade

28 A

 

MAY 1 B

   Huck Finn reading journal due (major grade)

   Ch. 34 - 38 Quiz

   Huck’s moral dilemma

HW: (1) Read ch. 39 - 43  (2) Write down thesis statement and topic sentences

2 A

 

8th Grade Field Trip

 

3 B

   Ch. 39 - 43 Quiz

   Peer edit thesis and topic sentences

   Culminating discussion of Huck Finn

HW: Rough draft of Huck Finn essay

 

4 A

 

5 B

   Rough Draft of Huck Finn essay due

   Peer edit RD

   Portfolio review

   Body Biography

HW: Portfolio Assessment

8 A

 

9 B

   Portfolio Assessment DUE

   Editing an essay

   Continue body biography

HW: Final draft of Huck Finn essay: TYPE and SKIP LINES

10 A

 

11 B

   FINAL DRAFT of Huck Finn essay DUE

   Grammar review

HW: review packet

12 A

 

15 B

   Review

HW: review packet

16 A

 

17 B

Grammar review

HW: review packet

18 A

 

19 B

Literature review

22

SEMESTER EXAMS –

A1 & A2

23

SEMESTER EXAMS –

B1 & B2

24

SEMESTER EXAMS –

A3 & A4

25

SEMESTER EXAMS –

B3 & B4

26

NO SCHOOL

 

Major Grades:                                                                                            

Portfolio review                                                                                      

Huckleberry Finn reading journal                                                      

Final draft of Huck Finn expository essay                                        

 

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) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain