Priority List: 9/4 – 9/8

Hola, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. When looking at your daily assignments, be sure to look at your correct class. 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.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 05-06, 2017

English 9

Essential Question: How can I avoid run-on sentences and incomplete sentences in my writing?

1st Period: Tuesday: Your Basic Sentence Structure poems are due at the end of the period. You must have written a poem about sentence structure that also uses at least two of each type of sentence. The poem must be neatly printed on a sheet of printer paper, and it must be decorated to reflect the content of the poem.

On Wednesday, we will begin the notes on Writing the 11 Sentence Paragraph. These must be in the English Toolbox section of your notebook, and they must be completed in Cornell Notes style.

7th Period: Your Basic Sentence Structure poems are due at the end of the period. You must have written a poem about sentence structure that also uses at least two of each type of sentence. The poem must be neatly printed on a sheet of printer paper, and it must be decorated to reflect the content of the poem. Once you’ve finished your poem, you will begin the notes on Writing the 11 Sentence Paragraph. These must be in the English Toolbox section of your notebook, and they must be completed in Cornell Notes style.

English 10

Essential Question: How can I make my writing more concise and meaningful?

4th Period: Your poems on basic sentence structure and phrases are due at the end of the period. You must have at least one of each type of sentence and one of each type of phrase. Once you finish your poems, you are to take notes on Writing the 11 Sentence Paragraph. These must be in the English Toolbox section of your notebook, and they must be completed in Cornell Notes style.

6th Period: We will continue working on the group essays we started last week. First, we will have a gallery walk of all of the posters. As your group moves from poster to poster, you will leave constructive feedback on each poster using post-it notes. After the gallery walk, you will return to your desks to take Cornell notes on Embedding Evidence. Finally, once your group finishes taking notes on the video, you will revise the evidence in your essay draft to reflect the process explained in the video.

English 11

Essential Question: How can subtle changes in syntax change a sentence’s meaning?

2nd Period: First, we will finish writing our class Commonplace Book entry that we started last week. Then, we will study how Susan B. Anthony uses some of the syntactical patterns in her speech, “On Women’s Right to Vote” from 1873.

Thursday and Friday, September 07 – 08, 2017

English 9

Essential Question: How can I avoid run-on sentences and incomplete sentences in my writing?

1st Period: We will begin the period on Thursday by finishing the 11 Sentence Paragraph notes from yesterday. Then, we will take notes on Breaking Down the Prompt.

On Friday, we will apply what we’ve learned about breaking down a prompt and writing an eleven-sentence paragraph to a class paragraph about something we would like to change at Manzano. To access the eleven-sentence paragraph Google Doc, click here

7th Period: We will begin the period on by applying what we’ve learned about breaking down a prompt and writing an eleven-sentence paragraph to a class paragraph about something we would like to change at Manzano. Then, we will take notes on Breaking Down the Prompt.

English 10

Essential Question: How can I make my writing more concise and meaningful?

4th Period: We will begin the period with notes on Breaking Down the Prompt. Then, as a class, we will develop outlines for a variety of prompts.

6th Period: We will finish working on our group essays today by first taking notes on Transition Words and Phrases. Then, you will apply what you’ve learned about transitions to rewrite your claims, counter-claims, and rebuttals using transitions. Finally, you will revise your complete essay in the revisions section of your poster and write a reflection on how the essay improved from the first stage of writing to the last.

English 11

Essential Question: How can subtle changes in syntax change a sentence’s meaning?

2nd Period: We will begin the period reading FDR’s 1st Inaugural Address. Then, in groups of 2-3, you will create a Kahoot on Fun with Syntax. Your Kahoot must have examples from each speech and questions on each type of syntactical pattern in Fun with Syntax. Finally, while playing the Kahoots, you must explain the correct answers to the class.

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