Priority List: 9/25 – 9/29

Aloha, 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 taking our vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Three Study Guide in the vocabulary section 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: It’s vocabulary day! We will begin by taking the weekly vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Three Study Guide on page 160. Your words for the week are below:

  1. Coalesce
  2. Cryptic
  3. Cynical
  4. Effervescent
  5. Egotistical
  6. Eloquence
  7. Expropriated
  8. Exuberant

English 11

2nd Period: It is ACT and ASVAB Study Day! We will begin with a review of the vocabulary words that often appear on placement exams. Today is Jessica’s day to present her vocabulary game. Once we’ve finished the game, please copy and define next week’s words into your notebook.

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.

Flabby Words:

  1. Ennui
  2. Inertia
  3. Phlegmatic
  4. Feckless
  5. Torpid
  6. Lassitude
  7. Jaded
  8. Doldrums
  9. Stagnant
  10. Tepid

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: Today we are turning our dialectical journals on “Death in the Dust” by John Steinbeck into an eleven-sentence paragraph answering the essential question, “How does poverty become a cycle of hardship? Why is it so challenging for those living in poverty to break the cycle?”

Wednesday: Today you will simultaneously copy the guided notes into the Text Talk section on your notebook while also watching the video below. As you watch the video, fill in the blanks in your guided notes. By the time you finish watching the video, you should have a completed copy of the notes in the Text Talk section of your notebook.

7th Period: Today you will simultaneously copy the guided notes into the Text Talk section on your notebook while also watching the video below. As you watch the video, fill in the blanks in your guided notes. By the time you finish watching the video, you should have a completed copy of the notes in the Text Talk section of your notebook.

English 10

Essential Question: What role does literature play in the examination of recurring social issues?

Today we will begin our unit on Othello by William Shakespeare by conducting research on the historical context of the play. Working in groups of three, you are to create a Google Slides presentation with no more than TWO slides. Each slide must have pictures and text that teach the class about your assigned topic. You must also write one quiz question on the content in your presentation and email it to me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu.

  1. The Moors
  2. Eurocentrism
  3. Venetian/Turkish Conflict
  4. Tactical Importance of Cyprus
  5. Geography of Mediterranean and Transportation in 16th Century
  6. Race in Elizabethan England
  7. Gender Roles in Elizabethan England
  8. Shakespeare’s Life
  9. Shakespearean Language
  10. Shakespearean Theater Practices

English 11

Essential Question: How does literature how the power to change the world?

2nd Period: Today we will begin our unit on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair by conducting research on the historical context of the novel. Working in groups of three, you are to create a Google Slides presentation with no more than TWO slides. Each slide must have pictures and text that teach the class about your assigned topic. You must also write one quiz question on the content in your presentation and email it to me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu.

  • Muckraker
  • Meat Packing Industry in the Early 1900s
  • Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act
  • Immigration in the early 1900s
  • Industrialization
  • Living Conditions during the American Industrial Revolution
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Socialism vs. Capitalism

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: Today you will finish your guided notes on the video about the Great Depression and John Steinbeck.

Friday: Today we will read the poem that inspired the name of Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. After reading the poem, take notes on the video below.

7th Period: Today we will read the poem that inspired the name of Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men. After reading the poem, take notes on the video below.

English 10

Essential Question: What role does literature play in the examination of recurring social issues?

Today you will present your slides from Tuesday. As you present, everyone else in class will take notes on your topic to prepare for the open note quiz.

English 11

Essential Question: How does literature how the power to change the world?

2nd Period: Today you will present your slides from Tuesday. As you present, everyone else in class will take notes on your topic to prepare for the open note quiz. When you’ve finished the quiz, please watch the video below. Take notes in the Text Talk section of your notebook.

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