Priority List: 9/18 – 9/22

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 18, 2017

English 9

1st and 7th Period: It’s vocabulary day! We will begin the day by signing up for Schoology and taking our first vocabulary quiz. Then, you will create your Week Two Study Guide on page 161 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. Austere
  2. Autonomous
  3. Berate
  4. Bolster
  5. Candor
  6. Cantankerous
  7. Cartographer
  8. Cliché

English 11

2nd Period: It is ACT and ASVAB Study Day! We will begin with vocabulary words that often appear on placement exams. First, please define these words in ACT/ASVAB prep section of your notebook. Title the page “Fighting Words.”

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.

Fighting Words:

  1. Bellicose
  2. Agonistic
  3. Contentious
  4. Pugnacious
  5. Fractious
  6. Truculent
  7. Belligerent
  8. Obstreperous
  9. Jingoist
  10. Casus Belli

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20, 2017

English 9

Essential Questions: 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: We will finish our class essay on Google Docs today. You will copy the final draft of the essay into your notebook. Be sure to color-code your sentences!

Wednesday: Today we will read “Death in the Dust” by John Steinbeck. First, you will copy the dialectical journal template onto page 39 of your notebook. Then, you will create a dialectical journal on “Death in the Dust” on page 40 of your notebook. 

7th Period: First, we will finish our class essay on Google Docs. Then, you will copy the final draft of the essay into your notebook being sure to color-code your sentences. Finally, we will copy the dialectical journal template onto page 39 of your notebook so that you know how to keep the dialectical journal on “Death in the Dust” on page 40 of your notebook. 

English 10

Essential Question: How can I make my writing more detailed and to the point?

4th Period: Finish copying your sentences onto the sentence slips. Then, jumble them up and give them to another group. You will then organize your new slips into their proper order on a large sheet of chart paper. 

6th Period: First you will take Cornell notes on Using Phrases as a Camera Lens. Then, you will write a poem using at least one of each type of sentence and at least one of each type of phrase. Once you’ve finished your poem, you must copy it onto a sheet of printer paper and decorate it to reflect the content of the poem. This will be due at the end of the period on Thursday. 

English 11

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

2nd Period: Today, we will first take a Syntax quiz on Schoology. Then, we will continue reading the letters presidents have written to their successors on inauguration day. Your homework is to write an analytical essay in which you compare and contrast the diction and syntax in two of the four letters. This essay is due on Thursday. 

Thursday and Friday, September 21 – 22, 2017

English 9

Essential Question: How does poverty become a cycle of hardship? Why is it so challenging for those living in poverty to break the cycle?

1st Period

Thursday: We will finish reading “Death in the Dust.” You will have the rest of the class period to finish your dialectical journal in preparation for your timed writing tomorrow. 

Friday: You will have the entire class period to write an in-class essay on “Death in the Dust.” You must answer the essential question in an eleven-sentence paragraph. Please turn your essay in using the outline format, not a paragraph form. I do expect you to write the full sentences in the outline, so it should read as a completed essay. It is due at the end of the period. 

7th Period: First, we will finish reading “Death in the Dust.” You will have until 1:30 to finish your dialectical journal in preparation for your timed writing at the end of the period. Then, you will have the rest of the class period to write an in-class essay on “Death in the Dust.” You must answer the essential question in an eleven-sentence paragraph. Please turn your essay in using the outline format, not a paragraph form. I do expect you to write the full sentences in the outline, so it should read as a completed essay. It is due at the end of the period. 

English 10

Essential Question: How can I make my writing more detailed and to the point?

4th Period: We will begin with a gallery walk of all the posters. You will use post-it notes to provide constructive feedback to the original group who wrote the slips. Then, you will have the rest of the period to revise your claims, counter-claims, rebuttals, and evidence in order to strengthen your essay. Finally, in the reflections section of the chart paper, you will explain how your essay has improved from the first draft to the revised draft. 

6th Period: If you have not already done so, write a poem using at least one of each type of sentence and at least one of each type of phrase. Once you’ve finished your poem, you must copy it onto a sheet of printer paper and decorate it to reflect the content of the poem. This will be due at the end of the period.

English 11

Essential Question: 

2nd Period

Then, you will combine what you’ve learned about syntax and diction to turn a speech into a poem. The poem must include at least three types of syntactical patterns and three different devices from the diction guide. You may choose one of the following speeches: 

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