March 20th - March 24th , 2017
#1. Macbeth Test Final: Multiple Choice on Thursday, 3/23rd
#2. Macbeth In Class Essay: Friday, 3/24
#3. Registration Tuesday, March 21st
#4. Library for Controversial Issues Paper: Monday, 3/20 and Wednesday 3/22
#5. Topic, signed Due Date sheet, due by Friday 3/24: Controversial-Issues-Paper.docx
Essay Rubric: Emmons-Essay-Rubric-2.docx
- Essay Topics: 1. Explores Tragedies and the Tragic Hero
2. Explores the presence and significance of supernatural elements in the play
3. Explores the theme of ambition and guilt
4. Explores the idea of masculinity and femininity in Macbeth
4. Explores the notions of fate and destiny
March 13th - March 17th, 2017
#1. Read Act V, Scenes 1,2,3,4 on Monday 3/13
#2. Read Act V, Scenes 5,6,7,8 on Tuesday 3/14
#3. Act V Packet due Wednesday, 3/15
#4. Study Guide handed out Wednesday, 3/15
#5. Finish Macbeth Film
#6. Begin review for Macbeth Final, Final is on 3/23 and 3/24
Study Guide: Macbeth-Study-Guide.pdf
#7. Macbeth Film Analysis Review due on Monday, 3/20
March 5th - March 10th, 2017
#1. Macbeth Act III/IV Vocabulary Quiz on Monday
#2. Macbeth Act III/IV Quiz on Wednesday
#3. Macbeth Act IV Packet due on Monday
#4. Watch Acts 3 and 4 of Macbeth
#5. Device Focus Worksheet: Irony and Motifs
#6. Act V Vocabulary Worksheet due Friday
#7. Act V Packet due Tuesday, March 14th
#8. Macbeth Interpretation Project Due Friday
#9. Begin Reading Act V
February 21st- February 25th, 2017:
#1. Macbeth Act I and II Quiz (Retake if absent, tomorrow at lunch)
#2. Turn in Act II Packet
#3. Macbeth Vocabulary, Act III and IV, due Thursday (word, definition, part of speech, sentence)
#4. Macbeth Vocabulary Quiz on Act III and IV next Thursday, March 2nd
#5. Macbeth Act III Packet/ Questions due February 27th
#6. Finish viewing Act II of Macbeth #7. Read Act III of Macbeth, finished Friday, February 24th
#7. Begin reading Act IV of Macbeth
February 13th- February 17th, 2017:
#1. Finish and Present Quote Analysis posters
#2. Read Act II of Macbeth
#3. Completed Act II Scene Guide, due Thursday, 2/17
#4. Act I and II Quiz on Thursday, 2/17
#5. View film interpretation of Macbeth and discuss
February 6th - February 10th:
#1. Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday, 2/9, for Macbeth Act I/II Vocabulary. (Use vocabulary.com for review!)
#2. Finish Act I Questions by Tuesday, 2/7/17
#3. Read Act I, Scene 3,4,5 Tuesday, 2/7/17
#4. Read Act I, Scene 6,7 Wednesday, 2/8/17
#5. Finish Scene Guide and Questions for Act I, Scene 3-7 by Thursday, 2/9/17
January 9th - January 13th:
#2: Read second half of Act I: for 12 Angry Men Monday/Tuesday
#3: Characterization Graffiti poster, due Friday
#4: Begin Film Analysis for 12 Angry Men
#5: Turn in Vocabulary activity on 1/11
#6: Read Act II at home, due Friday 1/13
January 3rd- January 6th:
#1: Vocabulary for 12 Angry Men: due Friday (definitions and part of speech):
riffle: (v) to thumb or sort through
#2: Continue Act I Friday in Class: Complete questions for Act I
#3: Vocabulary Activity for 12 Angry Men due Wednesday, January 11th:
Extra Credit Assignment due Friday, January 6th!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
1. Discuss Extra Credit: 10CPExtraCredit.pdf
2. Finish Scene 5
3. Socratic Discussion
what is the “new calamity” that Creon has brought to Thebes? (lines 25-31)
lines 48-61, what does Creon accuse Teiresias of
wanting from him?
predict for Creon in lines 70-87? What crime has Creon committed to deserve
does the Choragus tell Creon that he must do to prevent this?
is a paean?
two people does the messenger say have died? How have they died?
the time Creon returns, who else has died?
is Creon’s attitude at the end of the play?
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
1. Finish Scenes 3/4, respond to discussion questions
1. Finish questions for scenes 3 and 4:
has come to speak with Creon?
does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces? (hint: lines 33-46)
does Haimon ask
Creon to do?
is Creon’s response to this request?
in line 124: “Then she must die. But her death will cause another.” What does Haimon
mean? What does Creon think he means?
tone/attitude toward Creon changed from the beginning to the end of scene 3?
will Antigone be killed?
is the chorus’ attitude toward Antigone? How is this different from earlier in
lines 37-44, what feelings does Antigone express about her father?
is happening at the end of scene 4?
is the hamartia of Antigone? Provide evidence from scene 4 to support your
is the hamartia of Creon? Provide evidence from scene 3 or 4 to support your
Monday, December 12th, 2016
1. Finish Scenes 3/4, Answer Discussion Questions
Friday, December 9th, 2016
1. Discuss Classicism Quiz
2. Prepositions and Adverbs
3. Vote with your Feet: Socratic Statements
1. No hw
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
1. Finish Scenes 1 and 2
2. Discussion Questions for Scene 1 and 2
1. Finish Scene 2 Questions:
does the sentry bring before Creon? How has the culprit been caught?
is Antigone’s attitude toward death?
else does Creon want to question?
has he decided to do with the sisters?
the motivation for Isemene,
Antigone, and Creon (each one separately) and support each with evidence. Be
ready to support this with character analysis!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
1. Classicism Quiz
2. Read Scene 1
3. Discussion Questions
1. Finish Scene 1 Questions:
has Creon assembled at the beginning of the scene? Why does he say he has
passed the new law?
does the sentry act when he comes before Creon? What does this suggest about
Creon’s personality or reputation?
news does the sentry bring? Who does Creon thing is responsible?
is the dramatic irony in this scene?
Tuesday, December 6th 2016
1. Read Introduction
2. Read Prologue of Antigone
3. Discussion Questions for Prologue
4. Character Foils: Antigone and Ismene
1. Classicism Quiz tomorrow
2. Finish questions for Prologue
Monday, December 5th, 2016
1. Finish: Greek Theater video
2. Adverbs Practice
1. Classicism and Greek Tragedy Quiz on Wednesday!
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
1. Greek Tragedy Notes and video on the Tragic Hero
2. The Greek Theater Article activity
1. Finish the Anticipation Guide for Antigone! 2-3 sentences per statement, you must agree or disagree.
1.It’s more important to be
right and unhappy than to be happy and be wrong.
2.People should always rebel
against laws that feel unjust to them.
3.Consequences should be
given to all people who break the law, regardless of their reasons for breaking
4.People’s lives are not
pre-determined. They have complete control over their fate.
5.It is a sign of weakness to
publicly admit a mistake.
6.Power always corrupts.
7.People should always put “the
greater good” before themselves.
8.Loyalty to your family is
more important than loyalty to the government.
9.A leader is only as good as
he is popular and liked.
10.A good citizen is
patriotic, loyal and never questions the government’s authority.
Monday, November 28th, 2016
1. Antigone Anticipation Guide
2. Classicism and The Greek Tragedy Introductory Notes
1. Finish Anticipation Guide
2. Start bringing textbook every day!
Monday, November 14th, 2016
1. Review study guide for The Glass Castle test, Test is on Friday!! The-Glass-Castle-study-guide.docx
2. Discuss prompt for The Glass Castle Essay: Emmons-Essay-Rubric.pdf
3. Essay time (Checklist will be given Wednesday, final draft due in class on Friday before the test. Must be turned in to turnitin.com by midnight Friday.
Period 1: 13997792, passcode: 10cpperiod1
1. The Glass Castle Test on Friday, November 18th
2. The Glass Castle Essay due Friday, November 18th
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
1. Discuss the ending of The Glass Castle
2. Review final chapter questions
3. Discuss essay and exam
1. Make sure you have the two articles for your essay
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
1. Finish reading The Glass Castle
2. Respond to the discussion questions:
1.What happens to Rex Walls? How do you interpret
Jeanette’s emotions? How does she feel about this? Cite quoted evidence to
support your response.
2.What role does Lori play for the family in New York?
Cite evidence to support your response. Why do you think this is?
3.What role does Jeanette play for the family in New
York? Cite evidence to support your response? Why do you think this is?
4.Overall, how do you feel about the end of this novel?
5.Do you consider this to be a happy ending or a sad
6.How do you interpret the family’s “Thanksgiving”? Are
their reactions what you would expect? Cite evidence to support your response.
7.What is the theme or moral of this story? Explain.
Cite quoted evidence to support your response.
8.Why is this novel so important to read in today’s
1. Finish reading and the discussion questions above.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
1. Finish film
2. Discuss parallels
3. Article summary and connection to TGC and Pursuit of Happyness
1. Read to page 261 tonight! Reading check tomorrow!
Monday, November 7th, 2016
1. Paragraph Analysis: Jeanette Walls and Chris Gardner
2. Discuss Article Assignment
Homework: Find TWO articles pertaining to TWO of the following areas: poverty, homelessness, education, and access (to education, to financial support, to childcare, to careers, to public housing, etc) and how they connect to success.
–You will need to summarize the point of your article and attach the summary to your printed article. Summary should be 8-10 sentences. You may only pick an article that you comprehend.
Friday, November 4th, 2016
1. Journal Write
2. Notes: Poverty, Homelessness, Education, Equitable Access
3. The Pursuit of Happiness
–Homework: Find TWO articles pertaining to TWO of the
following areas: poverty, homelessness, education, and access (to education, to
financial support, to childcare, to careers, to public housing, etc) and how they
connect to success.
–You will need to summarize the point of your article
and attach the summary to your printed article. Summary should be 8-10
sentences. You may only pick an article that you comprehend.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
1. Thread Discussion and question assignment (Google Classroom: If you did not finish you have until tomorrow to post your responses!
1. Finish Google Classroom post
2. Read to page 241
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
1. Continue the Pursuit of Happyness
2. Questions and Notes on :
1. How does poverty impact: the individual, children, parent relations, perspectives, success?
2. What access do people need to have in order to be comfortable and successful in life?
3. How does education impact an individual and their children in finding success in life?
4. How are homeless individuals portrayed in films and in literature? How are they perceived by society? How does homeslessness impact a child/individual/family?
5. What ultimately leads an individual to be successful?
1. Review vocabulary
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
1. Continue Pursuit of Happyness
2. Discuss The Glass Castle
3. Read to page 310
1. Finish reading to page 310
2. Review vocabulary
Monday, October 31st, 2016
1. The Pursuit of Happyness, visual film analysis and discussion
1. Review vocabulary
2. Make sure you've read to
Friday, October 28th, 2016
1. Discuss TGC
2. Show v. Tell activity and writing
2. Read to page 217
1. Finish reading to page 217, will be quizzed
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
1. Reading Check, Review pages 164-179
2. Symbolism in The Glass Castle
3. Read 180-198
1. Finish reading 180-198
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
1. Vocabulary Practice:
Describe a situation where you became irate over something or someone.
what type of weather might you wear fleece?
3. What would
you consider to be the most precarious situation you’ve ever been in?
4. Which type
of individual would be considered to be pious?
5. What type
of creature or costume has a gaunt look for Halloween?
6. Describe a
situation that might make someone a bit cantankerous. 2. Symbolism Project
3. Begin reading 164-179
1. Study vocabulary
2. Finish reading 164-179
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
1. Vocabulary Practice
2. Discuss "The Glass Castle:
1. How are we
feeling about the family?
2. What was
the most shocking situation to you that has happened?
3. How do you
feel this story is headed?
4. There is a
lot of heavy and mature content- why are we reading this?
5. What do we
think is going to happen to this family?
6. How do we
feel about the story so far? Do we like it, do we not like it, and WHY? 3. Begin Symbolism Posters
1. Finish vocabulary, review vocabulary
Monday, October 24th, 2016
1. The Glass Castle Quiz!
2.Vocabulary for Part 3 of TGC: Turn to
For each of
the following words: copy the definition and part of speech, followed by two
synonyms and one example sentence:
Cantankerous grievance indignant pious
precarious cajole fleece irate
Destitute façade gaunt creed
Friday, October 21st, 2016
1. Journal Prompt: (focus on pages 91-154) How do the Walls siblings show loyalty toward each other? Cite specific examples (2-3) from the text where you see this. Despite her family’s support and loyalty, during which incidences does Jeannette feel lonely? Develop a possible theme statement for what this story might be teaching the reader about loyalty.
Friday, October 14th, 2016
2. Quote Scavenger Hunt and Analysis: Find the best possible quote for each of these questions and explain how it represents the question. Don’t forget o include page numbers! Write thorough responses to each.
1. Is it possible to be sympathetic toward Rex? Find one quote that accurately represents Rex as a sympathetic character.
2. Find one quote that accurately represents Rex as an unsympathetic character.
3. Find one quote that accurately represents Jeannette’s relationship to Lori and Brian.
Find one quote that accurately represents Jeannette’s relationship to Rose Mary.
Find one quote that accurately represents Jeannette’s relationship to Rex.
Find one quote or passage that accurately represents the family’s impoverished lifestyle.
Find one quote that represents the theme of the Glass Castle (broken promises).
8. Find one quote that represents Jeannette’s disappointment in her life:
9. Find one quote that represents Jeannette’s pride in her life:
Homework: The Glass Castle Quiz on Monday
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
1. Circle of 4 Discussion
2. Literary Devices Chart
1. The Glass Castle Quiz on Monday, study vocabulary, plot, characters, and literary devices
2. Make sure you've read up to page 163
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
1. Read to page 163
2. Literary Devices Chart: allusion, atmosphere, colloquialism, idioms
1. Prepare for TGC quiz- vocab, plot, character, theme, devices, questions from in class
2. Finish reading through to page 163
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
1. Vocabulary practice crossword
2. Read to page 148, complete the questions:
•Respond to the questions on a separate
sheet of paper: pg
1.Describe the town of Welch. Provide three pieces of evidence that expand your description.
2.Jeanette says “the people of Welch were
still trying to maintain some pride of place” (p 134). What does she mean? How
does this contrast with your description in question #1?
3.Characterize Jeanette’s experiences in
her new school in Welch? Support it with three pieces of evidence. Why do you
think she’s having this experience?
4.What can you infer about Brian and Lori’s
experiences during the conversation about the first day of school?
5.What surprising revelation does Jeanette
acknowledge about her hopes for Dinitia and what does this reveal about
6.Do you find Rex Walls’ family background
surprising? Does he seem like them?
7.Describe Erma in six words. Use a variety
and focus on bother her good and bad character.
8.Jeanette’s mother always manages to see
the positive in people or situations. Provide two examples from pages 132-148
where she does this. How is this a strength?
9. Describe Lori’s role with her siblings?
How is she a protector? How does she act as the parent?
10.What realization does Jeanette come to
about her father and his relationship with Erma? Do you think there is truth to
Monday, October 17th, 2016
1. Vocabulary Practice, crossword puzzle
2. Webb's Depth Question development
3. Begin reading pages 122-132
1. Finish reading to page 132
2. Finish the crossword puzzle vocabulary practice
1. RCQ, 91-105
2. EPL Brochure
3. Read pages 105-121
1. Brochure due Monday
2. Read to page 121 by Monday
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
1. Reading check quiz
2. Begin reading 91-105
3. Ethos, Pathos, Logos Brochure, due 10/17
1. EPL Brochure due 10/17
2. Read to page 105 tonight
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
1. Reading Check, pg 62-75
2. Discuss TGC
1. Review Vocabulary
2. Read to p. 91
Monday, October 10th, 2016
1. Ethos, Pathos, Logos Notes and Discussion
2. Read pages 58-75
Homework: Finish reading through page 75, reading check quiz tomorrow!
Friday, October 7th, 2016
1. Reading check quiz
2. Work on chart: Find two examples of simile, metaphor, symbol, imagery, hyperbole, theme
3. Discuss Symbolism in The Glass Castle
Homework: Study vocabulary, finish finding examples for the chart
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
1. Read pages 39-51, respond to questions:
1.Pg. 39-41: What lesson does Rex Wall’s want to teach
his children in these pages? Why?
2.How do you think Jeanette feels about his gift? Find
evidence of her response.
3.Pg. 42-47: How are we seeing a new side to the
relationship between Jeanette’s parents?
4.Briefly describe Jeanette’s experiences in Blythe. Why
does she include this section in her memoir?
5.Pg 48-50: Can you find
evidence of Jeanette’s opinion in 48-50? How does she feel about this
experience? Would you classify her storytelling as more objective or
personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
Subjective: based on or
influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinionsHomework:
1. Finish the vocabulary: definition, part of speech, two sample sentences for each word: figment, commissary, raucous, whittled, ornery, diminutive, magistrate, hedonism, suburbanite, felonious, ingenious, pagan.
2. Read pages 51-57, reading check quiz tomorrow!
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
1. Short Story Round Robin
2. Read to page 38 of The Glass Castle
3. Complete the questions:
1. Where does the title of the story come from? What does it symbolize? Take the characterization of the father into consideration.
2. Who is Mary Charlene and what happened to her?
3. What happens to Jeanette while her family is driving through the desert? (incident with the car) How does she feel about this accident?
4. What happens with the fire incident with Jeanette?
5. What does Jeanette's mother find fascinating about the Joshua tree? Where does its beauty come from? Why is this significant?
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
1. Read and Discuss The Glass Castle
2. Read to page 32, complete the discussion questions:
1.What does fire represent for Jeannette Walls? What
evidence supports this?
2.Characterize each member of her family: Mom, Dad, Brian, and Lori.
Describe each character thoroughly, and find one piece of evidence to support
this characterization. Draw from all pages so far.
1. Finish reading to page 32, complete the questions above!
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
1. Vocabulary Warm-up- synonyms for TGC vocabulary
2. Continue reading The Glass Castle, read until page 25
3. Complete the discussion questions for pages 3-25:
Answer each of the following questions in complete sentences with correctly cited evidence to support each response:
Discussion Questions: Pages 3-25
1.As an adult, what are Jeannette Walls’ feelings
towards her parents? Do you think her feelings are justifiable? Why or why not?
2.How does the author bring her encounter with fire to
life for the reader? What literary device does she use? Find three examples from
the text and explain their effect.
3.What sensory detail does the author never describe during this experience? Why
might this be?.
4. Describe Walls’ experiences in the hospital. How
does she remember it?
5. Contrast Walls’ experiences in the hospital with
the nurses treatment toward her and her parents’ responses to the experience.
6. How and when is Jeanette released from the
hospital? How do you feel about this incident? Why?
7. Pages 15-16 describe Jeanette’s interaction with
fire following her accident. Describe her view towards fire and why she acts this
8. Use pages 19-25 to characterize Rex Walls. Find
three pieces of evidence that attribute to his character and explain each of
1. Finish discussion questions
2. review vocabulary! Quiz Friday
Monday, September 26th, 2016
1. Vocabulary Practice, The Glass Castle
2. Review Elements of a Memoir
3. Begin The Glass Castle, read to page 11
1. Review the vocabulary for a quiz on Friday!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
1. Review Vocab
2. Silent Symposium wrap up and presentations
1. study vocabulary, quiz next Friday
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
1. Vocabulary practice
2. Notes on Elements of a Memoir
3. "Defining Family" journal write
1. review vocabulary
Wednesday, September 21st,
1. Silent Symposium
Homework: review vocabulary
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
1. Short Story and Literary Devices Quiz
1. Finish "The Glass Castle"Vocabulary! Word-part of speech- definition- example sentence using the word
2. Bring "The Glass Castle" every day!
Monday, September 19th, 2016