Priority List: 10/17 – 10/21

Howdy, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

English 9

Essential Question: How do authors communicate theme within a text?

Monday, 10/17: Vocabulary Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Five to find your new words for the week. Remember, you have TWO foldables to make this week: Unit Two Root Word Foldable, and Vocabulary 2.1 Foldable. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldables for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/18-10/19: Abstract Concepts and Theme

  1. Abstract Concepts Lesson
    • Abstract Concepts with the Frayer Model
    • Conceptual Analogies: abstract concept is like concrete noun because reason onereason two, and reason three.
  2. Theme Lesson – Cornell Notes Essential Question: What’s the point of literature?
    • As a class, write two separate themes for “Always Running” and “‘Race’ Politics” by Luis Rodriguez.
    • Exit Ticket: How does tone affect the literary theme of a text?

Thursday and Friday, 10/20-10/21: Theme Paragraph – Timed Writing

Review the notes on theme and abstract concepts from the last class. Then, complete the steps below to successfully complete your timed writing.

  1. Pick one text that we’ve read during the literary devices unit:
    • “The Stolen Party” page 107 of your SpringBoard textbook
    • “The Necklace” page 332 of the green literature textbook
    • “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle” page 46 of the green literature books
    • “The Most Dangerous Game” page 214 of the green literature books
    • “Rules of the Game” page 316 of the green literature books
  2. Identify an abstract concept the author is exploring through your selected short story. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process.
  3. Write a thematic statement about that abstract concept and short story. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process.
  4. Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you explain how the author communicates theme within the story. Your thematic statement should be your topic sentence. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process.

English 10

Essential Question: Why might good people make bad decisions?

Monday, 10/17: Vocabulary Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.

Your vocabulary words for the week are:

  1. Linger
  2. Lofty
  3. Malinger
  4. Mock
  5. Modicum
  6. Mundane
  7. Nefarious
  8. Nurture

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/18-10/19: All Things PSAT

4th Period: Click here to take the practice PSAT! You are responsible for pages two through thirty today. Please record your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

3rd Period: You’re taking the actual PSAT today! Make sure you stay focused and do your best on this test since it qualifies you for college scholarships!

Thursday and Friday, 10/20-10/21The Pearl Chapter 6

  1. Read Chapter 6 of The Pearl
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: Why is the tragic ending of The Pearl necessary to the theme of the text?
      • You must have four quotes and four commentaries.
    • Cornell Notes: How to Organize Ideas in Paragraphs and Essays
    • Socratic Seminar Prep Questions – You have the rest of the period to work on your Socratic Seminar Prep Questions. These questions are due on Tuesday/Wednesday of next week!

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