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4th Nine Weeks Syllabus

The following calendar is subject to changes:

4th 9 Weeks

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mar 20 B

 

 

 

21 A

TAKS practice exam

HW: (1) Get your copy of Shane by Jack Schaefer – book check next class (2) get syllabus signed

22 B   HALF DAY

 

23 A

    Go over TAKS practice exam

    Theme posters

HW: Get information for theme posters

24 B

 

27 A

    Present theme posters

   The cowboy ideal

HW: TAKS practice HW (quiz grade)

28 B

 

29 A

   Dependent clauses

   Begin Shane

HW: (1) Read ch. 1-2 (2) Do highlighting and labeling (3) Do reading journal

30 B

 

31 A

   Ch. 1 – 2 Quiz

   Symbolism of the stump

   Characterization notes

HW: (1) Read ch. 3-4 (2) Do highlighting and labeling (3) Do reading journal

APR 3 B

 

4 A

   Ch. 3 – 4 Quiz

   Class discussion over 1-4

   TAKS review

HW: (1) Read ch. 5-7 (2) Do highlighting and labeling (3) Do reading journal

5 B

 

6 A

   Ch. 5 - 7 Quiz

   Shane: Free will vs. destiny

HW: (1) Read ch. 8-10 (2) Do highlighting and labeling (3) Do reading journal

7 B

 

10 A

   Ch. 8-10 Quiz

   Sentence combining using subordination

   Shane’s characterization

   Essay editing

HW: (1) Read ch. 11-12 (2) Do highlighting and labeling (3) Do reading journal

11 B

 

12 A   HALF DAY

   Ch. 11-12 Quiz

   TAKS review

HW: None

13 B

 

14

Bad Weather Makeup Day

17 B

Community service presentation

HW: none

18 A

TAKS – shortened classes

 

19 B

TAKS – shortened classes

   Ch. 24 – 25 Quiz

   King and Duke satire

HW: Read ch. 13-16 – no annotation or reading journal

20 A

TAKS – shortened classes

 

21 B

TAKS – shortened classes

   Ch. 13-16 Quiz

   Culminating discussion of Shane

HW: Shane reading journal (major grade)

24 A

 

25 B

   Shane reading journal due (major grade)

   Thesis statements and topic sentences

   Compare film of Shane to text

HW: Write down thesis and topic sentences

26 A

 

27 B

  Thesis statements and topic sentences

   Compare film of Shane to text

HW: Complete essay outline with textual supports

28 A

 

MAY 1 B

   Essay outline DUE

   peer edit outlines

   essay introductions and conclusions

HW: Rough draft of Shane essay – SKIP LINES

2 A

 

8TH Grade Field Trip

 

3 B

   ROUGH DRAFT of Shane essay due

   Peer edit rough drafts

   Portfolio review

HW: Get caught up 

4 A

 

5 B

  editing an essay

   Body Biography

HW: For B day Final draft of Shane essay (major grade) For A day: portfolio assessment

8 A

 

9 B

   B-day Final draft of Shane essay DUE For A day: portfolio assessment

   Continue body biography

HW: For B day: Portfolio assessment For A day: Final draft of essay

10 A

 

11 B

 

   Literature 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) Shane by Jack Schaefer