Priority List: 9/11 – 9/15

Greetings, 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 11, 2017

English 9

1st and 7th Period: Welcome to the first vocabulary day! We will begin the day by taking notes on the Introduction to Greek and Latin Roots as a class. Then, you will create your Week One Study Guide on page 160 of your notebook.

You no longer need to set up your vocabulary study guides as foldable as described in the video. Instead, you may set up each page in your notebook to look like the template above.

Watch the video below to add the words and definitions to your study guide.

English 10

4th and 6th Period: Welcome to the first vocabulary day! We will begin by taking notes on the Ins and Outs of Vocabulary on page 159 of your notebook. Then, you will create your Week One Study Guide on page 160. Your words for the week are below:

  1. Aberration
  2. Abridge
  3. Accessible
  4. Antidote
  5. Appease
  6. Arable
  7. Arrogant
  8. Aspire

English 11

2nd Period: Welcome to the first ACT and ASVAB Study Day! We will begin with vocabulary words that often appear on placement exams. First, please make a new divider in your notebook after page 168 and title this divider “ACT/ASVAB Prep.”

These words we address in ACT/ASVAB Prep will not only help you to prepare for these important placement exams, but they will also help you use more precise diction when analyzing texts and discussing individuals motivations and behaviors. They will also be organized by meaning, making this an excellent reference for you to use throughout the school year.

Aggressive Words:

  1. Scathe
  2. Lacerate
  3. Disparage
  4. Deride
  5. Temerity
  6. Diatribe
  7. Animus
  8. Excoriate
  9. Emasculate
  10. Flay

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12-13, 2017

English 9

Essential Questions:

  • How can the organization of my writing help or hurt my writing?
  • How does poverty become a cycle of hardship? 
  • Why is it so challenging for those living in poverty to break the cycle?

1st Period: Tuesday: Take notes on How to Organize Ideas in Paragraphs and Essays. Then, on Wednesday, we will read “Death in the Dust” by John Steinbeck and write a Dialectical Journal answering the essential questions, “How does poverty become a cycle of hardship? Why is it so challenging for those living in poverty to break the cycle?”

7th Period: First, we will take notes on How to Organize Ideas in Paragraphs and Essays. Then, we will read “Death in the Dust” by John Steinbeck and write a Dialectical Journal answering the essential questions, “How does poverty become a cycle of hardship? Why is it so challenging for those living in poverty to break the cycle?”

English 10

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

4th Period: We will begin the period by taking notes on How to Organize Ideas in Paragraphs and Essays. Then, we will brainstorm a list of changes you would like to see at Manzano. As a group, you will select one of the topics and brainstorm a list of claims, counter-claims, rebuttals, and textual evidence to support each claim and rebuttal. 

Once you have a complete list of claims, counter-claims, rebuttals, and textual evidence, you will copy each sentence onto a slip of paper. You should have twenty-one slips total. Please be sure to have only one person write on all of the slips. You will have today and Thursday to complete this activity. 

6th Period: We will begin the period with the basic sentence structure Kahoot. Then, you will take Cornell notes on basic sentence structure parts one and two

English 11

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

2nd Period: We will finalize our Kahoots at the beginning of the period. Then, we will play each group’s Kahoot for the rest of the period. 

Thursday and Friday, September 14 – 15, 2017

English 9

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

1st Period: You will have Thursday and Friday to complete the following activities: we will begin by creating an eleven sentence paragraph outline answering the Dialectical Journal essential question about Death in the Dust. Then, you will write your topic sentence and main ideas within your outline. Before completing the textual evidence, you must take notes on Embedding Evidence in your writing. Then, you will fill out the evidence and explanation for each chunk in our outline. 

7th Period: We will begin by creating an eleven sentence paragraph outline answering the Dialectical Journal essential question about Death in the Dust. Then, you will write your topic sentence and main ideas within your outline. Before completing the textual evidence, you must take notes on Embedding Evidence in your writing. Then, you will fill out the evidence and explanation for each chunk in our outline. 

English 10

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

4th Period: Once you have a complete list of claims, counter-claims, rebuttals, and textual evidence, you will copy each sentence onto a slip of paper. You should have twenty-one slips total. Please be sure to have only one person write on all of the slips. You must have completed your slips by the end of the day today. 

6th Period: If you have not finished your notes on basic sentence structure, you must do so at the beginning of the period. Then, we will practice using sentence structure with the Sentence Structure Shuffle.

English 11

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

2nd Period: First, we will sign up for Schoology so you can take your quiz on advanced syntax (SURPRISE!). Then, we will continue our study of rhetoric and syntax by studying how diction and syntax work together to generate meaning. We will begin the period with notes on diction using the Diction Guide. Then, we will study how the past four presidents have used diction and syntax to welcome incoming presidents into the Oval Office on inauguration day. 

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