Monday, 5/22: 

Tuesday, 5/23: 

  • Thesis Partner Checks & Teacher Conference 
  • Hooks & Introduction PracticeOn the same sheet of paper as your thesis, please compose three potential hooks for your paper. 

Wednesday, 5/24: 

Thursday, 5/25: 

  • Detail Selection Practice & Worksheet 

Friday, 5/26: 

Monday, 5/15:

Tuesday, 5/16 – Friday, 5/19: 

  • Research Time (FIRST 20 NOTECARDS DUE @ MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY; USE NOODLETOOLS)

Monday, 5/8:

  • Finish Synthesis Notes 
  • Group Theme Comparison & "Whittle" Down 
  • Detail Selection & Theme Paragraph: If you are absent, this means the following– (1) select a theme from your synthesis notes (2) write that theme on a piece of paper (3) on the same piece of paper, record three quotes from the text, complete with "" and page numbers, that you feel support your theme & (4) compose a paragraph using one of those details to support the relevance of your theme. Your TS should be "The theme of Of Mice and Men is [insert theme]." Then, provide context for and integrate the quotation you feel best fits your theme into a sentence. Finally, take 2-3 sentences and effectively analyze how the quotation proves your theme. **We need to make sure we can do this before our next research assignment; it was a big problem in our Gatsby papers. 

Tuesday, 5/9:

  • Theme Paragraph Peer Reading & Turn-In w/ Synthesis Notes 
  • Robert Burns' "To a Mouse" and Final Of Mice & Men  Questions: If you are absent, this needs to be made up! 

Wednesday, 5/10:

  • Burns' Poem Wrap-Up 
  • Of Mice and Men: The Film 

Thursday, 5/11:

  • Of Mice and Men: The Film 

Friday, 5/12: 

  • Of Mice and Men: The Film 

Monday, 5/1: 

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter #2 Quizzer
  • Chapter #2 Study Question Debrief
  • Bunkhouse Drawing Activity
  • HOMEWORK: Read Of Mice and Men, Chapter #3

Tuesday, 5/2:

  • Of Mice and Men: Finish Ch. #3 and Read Ch. #4

Wednesday, 5/3:

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapters #3 & #4 Quizzer
  • Chapter #4 Group Study Questions & Debrief
  • HOMEWORK: Read Of Mice and Men, Chapter #5

Thursday, 5/4:

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter #5 Quizzer 
  • Finish the Novel 
  • George & Lennie Walk-About

Friday, 5/5: 

  • Of Mice and Men:  Synthesis Notes 

A word on papers: I am currently grading both your Gatsby literary responses and junior research papers. I know the turn-around time on these (especially your research papers) has been long, but trust me when I say that I am taking the time to give you really solid feedback and to read all of the work that you have put into them. It is very important that you receive timely feedback on daily assignments in class, and less important that you receive immediate feedback on your papers; you need that feedback by the time we write our next paper, and not necessarily before. I promise I've not forgotten about you! 

Monday, 4/24:

  • Check Out Of Mice and Men Texts
  • What's a Metaphor/Extended Metaphor Discussion 
  • The Grapes of Wrath Extended Metaphor Practice (Make Up Slide 2 if Absent) 

Tuesday, 4/25:

Wednesday, 4/26: (LATE START, 1, 3, 5)

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter #1 Quizzer 
  • Study Hall

Thursday, 4/27: (LATE START, 2, 4, 6)

  • Of Mice and Men: Chapter #1 Quizzer 
  • Study Hall

Friday, 4/28: 

Monday, 4/17:

  • Gatsby Book Turn-In and Final Call for Essays 
  • Gatsby Quick Write: How was life in America portrayed in the context of The Great Gatsby? (Keep this paper until Wednesday- you will add another quick write to it before turning it in)
  • Photo Close-Reading Assignment: Compare/Contrast the 20's & the 30's:Blue Post-Its: Initial Details, Green Post-Its: Money, Money, Money, Pink Post-Its: Compare, Orange Post-Its: Contrast 
  • Debrief & Discussion: How did the 1920's end in the Great Depression? 

Tuesday, 4/18:

Wednesday, 4/19:

Thursday, 4/20:

  • Steinbeck Biography & Video Questions, Cont'd. 
  • Correct Video Questions 
  • Steinbeck's "What's Happening to America?" Essay: Summarize Essay (5-6 sentences) & Identify the Main Point

Friday, 4/21: 

  • "America" Small Group Share
  • Single-Question Answers & Jigsaw 
  • Debrief & General Discussion

Please check the essay prompt HERE for this week's schedule. 

Monday: Example Detail Note

Tuesday: Example Intro 

Wednesday: Example Body Paragraph

Friday: Conclusion Example

Monday, 3/27:

Tuesday, 3/28:

  • Gatsby Ch. #8 Quizzer 
  • Discussion Questions & Clarification/Debrief 
  • Read Gatsby Ch. #9 
  • DETAIL PARAGRAPH DUE!

Wednesday, 3/29:

  • Gatsby Ch. #9 Quizzer 
  • Final Reflection 
  • Begin Film: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, 3/30: 

  • Film Viewing: The Great Gatsby

Friday, 3/31: 

  • Film Viewing: The Great Gatsby 

Monday, 3/20:

  • Gatsby  Ch. #3 Quizzer
  • Questions/Discussion of Gatbsy Ch. #3 Study Questions 
  • Close Reading Feedback & Debrief 
  • Gatsby Close Reading, Ch. #3 & Detail Selection 
  • Gatsby, Ch. #4 (Quiz Tomorrow) 

Tuesday, 3/21:

  • Gatsby Ch. #4 Quiz 
  • Read Gatsby Ch. #5 & Generate 3 Discussion Questions  

Wednesday, 3/22: LATE START, 1, 3, 5 

  • Gatsby Ch. #5 Quizzer 
  • Questions/Discussion of Student Questions 
  • Gatsby  Ch. #5 Close Reading Passage  
  • Detail Paragraph Prompt & Directions 
  • Read Gatsby Ch. #6 

Thursday, 3/23: LATE START, 2, 4, 6 

  • Gatsby Ch. #5 Quizzer 
  • Questions/Discussion of Gatsby Ch. #5 Study Questions 
  • Gatsby  Ch. #5 Close Reading 
  • Detail Paragraph Prompt & Directions 
  • Read Gatsby Ch. #6

Friday, 3/24: Ms. Stevens Out for Mock Trial State 

  • Complete & Turn-In Gatsby Questions Ch. #6
  • Work on Detail Paragraph (Due Tuesday) 
  • Read Gatsby Ch. #7 

FORECASTING SCHEDULE & INFORMATION! 
Junior Schedule March 2017 
English Teacher Room Assignment for Forecasting 2017

Monday, 3/13:

  • Fitzgerald Biography: Wrap-Up and Finish Questions
  • Quick Lecture: The Great Gatsby Introduction
  • The Great Gatsby: Chapter #1 (Due Tomorrow!)

Tuesday, 3/14:

  • Gatsby Chapter #1 Quizzer 
  • Gatsby Chapter #1 Study Questions: Small Group Work & Discussion 
  • Gatsby: Chapter #2 (Due Friday) 

Wednesday, 3/15: (Periods 1, 3, 5) 

  • Gatsby Close-Reading Demo & Application 
  • Finish Gatsby Chapter # 2 & Study Quesions (Due Friday) 

Thursday, 3/16: (Period 2, 4, 6)

  • Gatsby Close-Reading Demo & Application 
  • Finish Gatsby Chapter # 2 & Study Quesions (Due Friday) 

Friday, 3/17: 

  • Gatsby Chapter #2 Quizzer 
  • Gatsby Chapter #2 Debrief 
  • Gatsby Chapter #3/ Study Questions Individual Work TIme (Due Monday)