Journal: Who are you? Tell me a little about yourself.
Agenda: Journal setup; Critical Reading
Homework: Critically read + annotate "Where I'm From" if you did not finish in class
Journal: Write about your relationship with your phone. How do you feel about it? In what ways is it helpful/ hurtful/ joyful/ sorrowful?
Agenda: Cell Phone discussion; student "Where I'm From" poems
Homework: Critically read + annotate student "Where I'm From" if you did not finish in class
Journal: Compare and contrast your two "Where I’m From" poems.
Agenda: Introduction to MLA with Ms. Bacon; analyzing "Where I'm From" poems
Homework: Ms. Bacon's library website assignment (If absent today, see me at the start of class for the assignment.)
Journal: Write an MLA style header for an assignment due today.
Agenda: MLA Lesson in Library
Homework: MLA Assignment - find it on Ms. Bacon's library page by clicking "Gilpin"
Journal: • Write an MLA style in-text citation for the following book, if the quote came from page 88.
•James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Print.
Agenda: Finishing Where I'm From Graphic Organizer
Homework: Where I'm From Poem Assignment - Rough Draft due Tuesday 18 September 8am
Journal: Introduce yourselves to your new table group and write down each person’s favorite thing (so far) about Skyline.
Agenda: Theme Concepts + Statements; Group poster
Homework: Make sure you're caught up on reading through page 69.
Journal: Write a theme statement for the video clip.
Agenda: Reviewing Theme Concepts/Statements; begin Theme in HOMS Graphic Organizer
Homework: Read through 75
Journal: What is your favorite vignette so far and why?
Agenda: Reading discussion
Homework: Read through 83
Journal: Quiz reflection: How did it go and why?
Agenda: Reading quiz; Vocab worksheet skills
Homework: Read through 87
Journal: Respect during hard conversations: Why is it important to be respectful? How can we be respectful?
Agenda: Reading together + discussion, through 102
Homework: None :)
Journal: What is the importance of having a clear thesis statement?
Agenda: Thesis lesson - Planning sheet linked to right - PPT uploaded tomorrow
Homework: If you did not finish in class, write your thesis statement on an index card with your name on the back.
Journal: What are the three parts of a thesis statement?
Agenda: More thesis work time + individual conferences
Homework: Study for HOMS test, Thursday! Graphic Organizers due!
Journal: What are the five types of figurative language that will be on the test? Give an original example of each.
Agenda: Review for test; Thesis revision time
Homework: Study for tomorrow's HOMS/Figurative Language test! Graphic organizers due!
Journal: HOMS Test Day
Agenda: HOMS Test, turn in Graphic Organizers
Journal: How can we make using laptop carts easy and fair for everyone?
Agenda: Putting thesis statements + evidence into outlines (Click to see what the final product should look like)
Homework: HOMS ROUGH DRAFT OF OUTLINE DUE 8AM MONDAY ON TURNITIN.COM