Classwork & Homework

Upcoming deadlines:

Poetry quizzes on Monday, April 21 and Friday, April 25
13-1 quiz on Tuesday,  April 22
13-2 quiz on Thursday, April 24
G/L quiz #28 on Friday, April 25

Monday, April 21, 2014
Nothing turned in.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "Off the top of your head." Poetry quiz on Beowulf/Casey at the 
Bat. Prep to read completed on "O Captain." Poetry paraphrase activity.
SS: Civil video and notes.
Homework:
LA: Vocab handout, G/L sentence sets.
SS: 13-1 GR

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Turned in: G/L sentence sets week 28; Vocabulary handout for O Captain; GR 13-
1.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "Old Hat." Grammar notes. First half of literary analysis for "O 
Captain" completed.
SS: 13-1 open-note quiz given. Review of notes procedures. Begin reading and 
taking notes on 13-2.
Homework:
LA: Grammar pp.407/408. O Captain questions, p. 636, 1-10. If you already 
completed the paraphrase activity yesterday it can serve as the answer for #2.
SS: 13-2 reading and notes.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Turned in: Guided Reading 12-4
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "No Dice." Read, discuss, and analyze "Dying Cowboy" p. 608-609. 
Turn in poetry analysis. Begin literature questions.
SS: Review GR answers. Time to work on Road map.
Homework:
LA: Study for Sam McGee/Dying Cowboy quiz. Grammar test tomorrow. G/L 
sentence sets week 27. Grammar review handout pp. 352/353. Finish Sam 
McGee/Dying Cowboy lit questions, pg. 610, 1-12, if you did not in class.
SS: Work on road map stops 7 & 8, plus cover and background. Road map is due 
on Thursday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Turned in: G/L sentence sets. Literature questions. Grammar handout.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "No Skin Off Your Nose." Correct grammar review prior to test. 
Grammar test given. Poetry quiz on Sam McGee and Dying Cowboy given. Prep to 
read completed for Beowulf/Casey at the Bat.
SS: 12-4 ppt review. 12-4 quiz given. Begin 12-5. 
Homework:
LA: Vocab handout. Prep to read if you didn't finish in class. Study G/L.
SS: 12-5 GR. Work Road Map, due Thursday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Turned in: Vocab handout. 12-5 GR
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "No Spring Chicken." Discussion and error analysis of yesterday's 
grammar test. Read, retell, and discuss "Beowulf." Begin Beowulf questions.
SS: Time in class to work on 12-5 Cornell notes or  Road Map to Civil War. 
Homework:
LA: Beowulf questions. Study Greek/Latin roots.
SS: Complete 12-5 Cornell notes if you did not. Road Map to Civil War due 
tomorrow.

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Turned in: Beowulf questions, 12-5 Cornell notes, Road Map to Civil War 
project.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "Not Your Cup of Tea." Reading and literary analysis of "Casey at 
the Bat." 
SS: Return and review of 12-5 Cornell notes. 12-5 quiz tomorrow. No test for 
Chapter 12 - Road Map project will serve as the evaluation of the chapter.
Homework:
LA: Study for G/L quiz tomorrow. Finish poetry analysis if you didn't in 
class.
SS: Chapter 12 review: American Journey p. 564, 1-16.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Turned in: Ch. 12 review questions; poetry analysis if not earlier completed.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom: "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained"  Review poems from the week. 
Quiz on G/L week 27. Roots received and brainstormed for Week 28. Begin G/L 
sentence sets.
SS: Video and video quiz on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Begin Ch. 13 - read 
13-1 and take notes for open note quiz next Tuesday.
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #28 due Tuesday. Poetry quiz on Monday.
SS: Finish reading 13-1 and taking notes on the section.

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - Minimum Day
Turned in: G/L sentence sets #26; Cornell 12-2
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make heads or tails of" Grammar notes. Quiz on Paul 
Revere's Ride.
SS: Review Cornell notes 12-2. Work time for Road Map.
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 131/132 (workbook). Study G/L.  
SS: Turn in Road Map tomorrow with stops 1-4 COMPLETELY Done in ink with 
illustrations. Study for 12-2 quiz.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Turned in: Road Map to Civil War for check in items 1-4
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make Waves." Correct grammar and turn in grammar. 
Grammar notes. Review quiz on "Paul Revere's Ride." Preview of next week's 
poetry quiz. Prep to Read completed and turned in for "Cremation of Sam 
McGee" and "Dying Cowboy."
SS: 12-2 Powerpoint Review prior to 12-2 quiz. 12-2 quiz given. Review of 
items to take note of for "Road Map to Civil War." Time to begin 12-3 Cornell.
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 133/134. Vocab handout.
SS: 12-3 Cornell

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Turned in: Vocab handout and 12-3 Cornell.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day "Mind your P's and Q's." Correct and turn in grammar. 
Grammar notes. Read "Cremation of Sam McGee" and complete 15 line retell (one 
line per stanza).
SS: Review 12-3 Cornell answers. Go over "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Kansas-
Nebraska Act" for road map.
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 347/348. Complete poetry retell.
SS: GR 12-3. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Kansas-Nebraska Act" on road map.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Turned in: GR 12-3. Poetry retell if not turned in yesterday.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Needle in a Haystack." Correct and turn in grammar. 
Grammar notes. Poetry analysis on "Cremation of Sam McGee."
SS: 12-3 PPT review. Begin 12-4 Cornell.
Homework:
LA: Grammar handout 350/351. Complete poetry analysis if you did not. Study 
for tomorrow's Greek/Latin quiz.
SS: 12-3 quiz tomorrow. Complete 12-4 Cornell notes.

Friday, April 11, 2014
Turned in: 12-4 Cornell
LA: No idiom. Correct grammar. Receive G/L roots week 27. Brainstorm game. 
Quiz on week 26.
SS: 12-3 quiz. Video and video quiz on Ch. 12. Time to begin 12-4 GR.
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #27 due TUESDAY.
SS: 12-4 GR due Monday. Road Map to Civil War project due on Friday, April 18.
Chapter 12 test is Thursday, April 17.



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Monday, March 31, 2014
Nothing turned in
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make a Mountain out of a Molehill." Grammar notes. 
Prep to Read for "Paul Revere's Ride."
SS: Begin Chapter 12. Read 12-1 and complete 12-1 GR
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 343/344, Paul Revere vocab, G/L sentence sets week 25.
SS: Territorial map project due tomorrow. 12-1 GR.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Turned in: Territorial map, 12-1 GR, vocab handout, G/L sentence sets, 
grammar.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make Ends Meet."  Correct and turn in grammar. Grammar 
notes. Read and discuss "Paul Revere's Ride."
SS: Correct GR 12-1. Discuss "Road Map to Civil War" SS project. Begin 
Cornell notes 12-1.
Homework:
LA: Grammar p. 345 only. Study G/L for Thursday's quiz.
SS: Cornell 12-1. Draw Roadmap stop 1 picture and write out information for 
event 1. Use a piece of scratch paper so initial answer can be reviewed.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Turned in: Cornell 12-1. Rough copy of "Slavery" entry on Civil War road map.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make Hay While the Sun Shines." Grammar notes. Poetry 
analysis for "Paul Revere's Ride."
SS: Review answers to Cornell 12-1. 12-1 PowerPoint reviewed. 12-1 quiz 
given. Time to begin 12-2.
Homework:
LA: Grammar p. 346 and workbook 129/130. Complete Paul Revere poetry analysis.
Study for G/L quiz which will be tomorrow because of Riley's Farm.
SS: Finish reading 12-2 and do GR 12-2. Do rough draft of "Fugitive Slave 
Act" for Civil War road map.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Turned in: GR 12-2. Rough copy of "The Fugitive Slave Act" for Road to Civil 
War. Literary analysis of Paul Revere's Ride.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Make Heads or Tails of". Correct and turn in grammar 
pgs. 345/346 and 129/130. Greek/Latin week 25 quiz given. Roots for Week 26 
given and words brainstormed. Further discussion of Paul Revere's Ride.
SS: Review of Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850 for project.
Homework: DUE MONDAY - FIELD TRIP TOMORROW
LA: G/L sentence sets #26. Reread "Paul Revere's Ride" for quiz on Monday.
SS: 12-2 Cornell notes. Rough draft of Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 
1850 for Road to Civil War project.

Friday, April 4, 2014
Riley's Farm Field Trip. Dress warmly. Wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy. 
Bring a sack lunch. Thursday's homework will be turned in on Monday.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Nothing turned in
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Lock the Barn Door after the Horse is Out." Correct 
grammar. Grammar notes. Poetry reading model completed together in class.
SS: Work together on Territorial Expansion project
Homework:
LA: Study G/L roots - quiz on Friday. Grammar pgs. 127/128. Literary Focus 
pages 3-5.
SS: None

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Turned in: Grammar pgs. 127/128 and Literary Focus pages 3-5
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Lose Your Shirt." Correct grammar. Poetry term review. 
Analysis and discussion of "Valentine for Ernest Mann."
SS: Territorial Expansion Map project
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 339/340. Vocab handout. Complete literary analysis
SS: None, but be sure the rough draft for your Territorial Expansion project 
is completed and ready to put in the final draft.

Thursday, March 27, 2013
Turned in: Grammar pgs. 339/340, vocab handout, and poetry analysis from 
yesterday.
LA: Correct grammar. Read and analyze "Birdfoot's Grandpa." Complete poetry 
analysis form.
SS: Completed map instruction and tracing. 50 minutes time given in class for 
project. 
Homework:
LA: Grammar pgs. 341/342. Reread this week's poems and study G/L roots.
Bring a book for tomorrow!
SS: None. SS homework will resume next week.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Turned in: Grammar pgs. 341/342
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Low Man on the Totem Pole." Correct and turn in 
grammar. Quizzes on poetry and G/L week 24 given. Week 25 roots given.
SS: Time to work on Territorial Growth project.
SBAC testing.
Homework: 
LA: G/L sentence sets week 25 due Tuesday.
SS: Territorial Map project due Tuesday.

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Turned in: GR 11-3.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Let the chips fall where they may." No warm-
up. "Night" journal handout given for order of pages. G/L quiz for week 22 
returned.
SS: 11-3 GR returned and answers explained. Review ppt on 11-3. Mexican War 
video and quiz given. 11-3 quiz given. Time to begin 11-4 Cornell notes.
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #23. "Night" journal due tomorrow.
SS: 11-4 Cornell notes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Turned in: G/L sentence sets #23, "Night" journal, and 11-4 Cornell
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Light at the End of the Tunnel." Extra credit options 
for LA and SS handed out and discussed. Please note the deadlines for each 
section. Grammar spelling activity. Grammar notes. Begin Ch. 5 literature 
notes.
SS: Review answers for 11-4 Cornell. Powerpoint for 11-4 shown. Review game.
Homework:
LA: Grammar pages 123/124. Study Greek/Latin for Thursday's quiz.
SS: 11-4 GR. Study for tomorrow's 11-4 quiz and for Thursday's test.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Turned in: Grammar 123/124; GR 11-4
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Lock, stock, and barrel." Correct grammar. Grammar 
notes. Complete Ch. 5 poetry notes. Begin grammar handout.
SS: Return GR 11-4 and go over answers. Ch. 11 review game. 11-4 quiz given.
Homework:
LA: Study for tomorrow's G/L guiz. Grammar handout pp. 330/331.
SS: Study for Ch. 11 test.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Turned in: Grammar 330/331
Classwork:
LA: No idiom. Correct grammar. Grammar notes given. G/L quiz #23 given. Week 
24 roots given.
SS: Ch. 11 test given. Begin chart for Territorial Expansion map.
Homework:
LA: Grammar, pp 125/126. G/L sentence sets week 24.
SS: Spend 30 minutes working on the territorial expansion chart.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Turned in: Grammar pp. 125/126, G/L sentence sets #24, and territorial 
expansion chart (may not have been finished but 30 minutes was spent on it).
Classwork:
Assemble elements for territorial expansion chart. Finish chart together. 
Begin map.
Homework:
Study G/L and work on extra credit items. 
Happy Spring Break! School resumes on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Monday, March 3, 2014
Turned in: Reading Response #4; GR 11-1
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Left Holding the Bag." Correct editor in chief #21. 
Read "Night" pgs. 52-65. Complete reading response #5.
SS: Review Ch. 10 test. Return correct GR 11-1. Review video and quiz on 
Manifest Destiny and Van Buren, Tyler, and Harrison. Begin 11-2 Cornell.
Homework:
LA:
Complete reading response #5. Greek/Latin sentence sets #22.
SS: 11-1 Quiz tomorrow. 11-2 Cornell notes.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Turned in: Reading Response #5; G/L sentence sets #22; Cornell 11-2.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Left Out in the Cold." Correct editor in chief #22. 
Read "Night pp. 66-84. Complete Reading Response #6. 
SS: 11-1 Quiz given. Ppt on 11-2 shown. Complete Texas independence 
timeline/organizer. 
Homework:
LA: Complete reading response #6. Be sure to bring a lunch, water, and snack 
in something portable for the field trip tomorrow. You will be keep your 
lunch with you, so be sure it is in a sturdy container.
SS: Complete Texas Independence timeline if you didn't in class; 11-2 GR

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Turned in: Texas Timeline; Night reading response; GR 11-2
Museum of Tolerance field trip 
No Homework

Thursday, March 6, 2013
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie." Correct editor in chief #23.
Discussion/evaluation of field trip. Complete "Night." Begin reading response 
log.
SS: Review/discuss answers to Texas Timeline. 11-2 quiz given. Begin 11-3 
Cornell notes.
Homework:
LA: Complete reading response #7. Study for Greek/Latin #22 quiz.
SS: Complete 11-3 Cornell notes.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Turned in: Reading response #7; Cornell 11-3.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Let the Cat Out of the Bag." Correct editor in chief 
#24 and turn in packet. Receive G/L roots for week 23. Take G/L quiz. All 
items for "Night" journal returned. "Night" post-reading questions handed out 
and discussed. Time to begin post-reading questions.
SS: Hand back and correct 11-3 Cornell. Watch the DVD "One Survivor 
Remembers."
Homework:
LA: "Night" journal entries and post-reading questions due stapled together 
in packet with cover sheet on Tuesday, March 11. G/L sentence sets due 3/11
SS: 11-3 G.R. Study section 11-3 for quiz on Monday.
 
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Monday, February 24, 2014 - Minimum Day
Turned in: Trail of Tears primary source document and questions
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Nose to the Grindstone." Correct editor-in-chief #17. 
Introduction to "Night." Prereading activity
SS: Corrected Cornell notes 10-3
Homework:
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #21
SS: Chapter 10 Review: pgs. 464-465, 1-15 and 27 & 28

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Turned in: Greek/Latin sentence sets #21; "Night" anticipation guide; SS 
Ch.10 review.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Kill Two Birds With One Stone." Correct editor-in-
chief #18. Return and review Ch. 4 Mastery Test. Read "Night," pp. 3-14. 
Reading response log #1.
SS: 10-3 quiz; Review items for tomorrow's test.
Homework:
LA: Complete reading response log #1. Study Greek/Latin roots
SS: Study for tomorrow's Ch. 10 Test

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Turned in: Reading response log #1
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Knock on Wood." Correct editor in chief #19. Read 
Night, pp. 14-22. Begin reading response log.
SS: Chapter 10 test.
Homework:
LA: Complete reading response log. Study Greek/Latin
SS: No homework

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Turned in: Reading response log #2.
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Lay Your Cards on the Table." Correct editor in chief 
#20 and turn in warm-ups for the week. Read "Night" pp. 23-37. Begin reading 
response log.
SS: Read 11-1 and begin Cornell notes 11-1.
Homework:
LA: Study for G/L test. Complete reading response log #3.
SS: Complete Cornell notes 11-1

Friday, February 28, 2014
Turned in: Cornell notes 11-1 and Reading response log #3
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Leave No Stone Unturned." Greek/Latin test on week 21. 
Roots for week 22 given and brainstormed. (Students have a handout with all 
roots through Week 28). "Night" reading - pp. 37-52. Begin reading response 
log #4. Turn in if finished.
SS: Review answers for Cornell notes 11-1. Begin GR 11-1. Powerpoint will be 
reviewed on Monday.
Homework:
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets week 22 due on Tuesday. Complete reading 
response log #4 if you didn't in class.
SS: 11-1 GR


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Monday, February 17, 2014
President's Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Turned in: 10-2 GR
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Keep it Under Your Hat." Editor-in-Chief #13 corrected.
Style essay discussed, examples given for various style elements. 20 minutes 
in class given to write essay.
SS: GR 10-2 corrected and returned. 10-2 powerpoint shown.
Homework:
LA: Greek/Latin practice test due back tomorrow. Rough draft of style essay. 
SS: 10-2 Cornell

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Turned in: Style essay, G/L practice test, 10-2 Cornell notes
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Keep Your Fingers Crossed." Correct Editor in Chief 
#14. Correct and return G/L practice test. Begin Ch. 4 study guide.
SS: Go over 10-2 Cornell notes answers. Indian Removal video and video quiz. 
Take 10-2 quiz. Read section 10-3. Begin GR 10-3
Homework:
LA: Literature Chapter 4 study guide. Study for Ch. 4 mastery test.
SS: Finish reading 10-3 and complete 10-3 GR

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Turned in: LA Ch. 4 study guide and GR 10-3.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Keep Up With the Joneses." Correct Editor in Chief 
#15. Chapter 4 Mastery Test given. Begin Holocaust unit.
SS: Correct GR 10-3. 10-3 Powerpoint. Complete 10-3 Cornell notes.
Homework:
LA: Study for tomorrow's Greek/Latin test.
SS: Complete 10-3 Cornell notes. Study for 10-3 quiz.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Turned in: 10-3 Cornell notes
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Keep Your Head Above Water." Correct Editor in Chief 
#16 and turn in weekly warm ups. Greek/Latin 1-20 cumulative test given. Week 
21 roots given and brainstormed.
Week 21 roots:
lev- to lift, raise
mech - machine
jur, jus, jud - law, justice
vers, vert, rota, volv - to turn
use, uti - to use
SS: 10-3 Cornell returned. Review video and quiz on Andrew Jackson
Homework:
LA: G/L sentence sets #21 due Tuesday.
SS: Primary Source reading and questions
Social Studies Chapter 10 test will be Wednesday, February 26 (date change)




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Monday, February 10, 2014
First day of the new trimester!
Nothing turned in this morning.
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "In the Driver's Seat." Editor-in-chief #9 corrected. 
Prep to Read for Ray Bradbury stories, beginning on page 514. Read together 
in class "Ray Bradbury is on Fire," pp. 517-519.
SS: Workday for North/South flip chart project, which is due Wednesday. 
Students received one hour in class on the project today, and had a workday 
on Friday, so there shouldn't be much left to do, unless there was a time 
usage problem.
Homework:
LA: Greek/Latin sentence sets #20. Ray Bradbury vocabulary handout.
SS: Work on flip chart, due Wednesday. Tomorrow we will begin Chapter 10, so 
be sure you really work on the project tonight.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Turned in: G/L sentence sets #20 and Ray Bradbury vocab handout
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "In the Same Boat." Editor in chief #10 corrected 
(homeroom; switch will do tomorrow). Read and discuss "The Flying Machine." 
Begin plot chart and literary devices.
SS: Introduce Chapter 10 and view 10-1 powerpoint. Read 10-1 and begin GR.
Homework:
LA: Complete plot and literary device chart. 
SS: Complete 10-1 GR. North/South project due tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Turned in: Plot chart, 10-1 GR, and North/South project
Classwork:
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Jump on the Bandwagon." Correct Editor in Chief #11. 
Read and discuss "The Dragon." Read "The Fog Horn" and begin the plot chart.
SS: Begin Cornell notes 101-1
Homework:
LA: Complete plot/literary device chart. Study for G/L Week #20 quiz
SS: Complete 10-1 Cornell notes. Study for 10-1 quiz.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Turned in: Plot chart, Cornell notes
Classwork: 
LA: Idiom of the Day: "Jump the Gun." Correct Editor in Chief #12 and turn in 
the packet. Take G/L week 20 quiz. Practice 1-20 cumulative test handed out. 
Small group work on Bradbury's style elements for the three stories read this 
week.
SS: Review 10-1 Cornell notes. 10-1 quiz given. Begin reading 10-2 and 
complete GR 10-2.
Homework:
LA: Study G/L roots for next Friday's 1-20 test. Practice test is due next 
Wednesday.
SS: Finish reading 10-2 and complete 10-2 GR

Friday, February 14, 2014
No School in honor of Lincoln's Birthday

Monday, February 17 - School closed for President's Day