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    Week of 5/23:
     
    Monday:  Today we discussed the independent reads.
     
    Tuesday:  Today we discussed the independent reads.
     
    Wednesday:  Today we discussed the paper that accompanies the independent read.  The grading sheet is attached. Due 5/30 (11:59):  Independent read synthesis paper shared with Ms. King in Google Docs.

    Thursday:  Today we discussed approaches to the synthesis paper.  Due 5/30 (11:59):  Independent read synthesis paper shared with Ms. King in Google Docs.
     
    Friday:  Today we worked on the synthesis paper. Due 5/30 (11:59):  Independent read synthesis paper shared with Ms. King in Google Docs.
     
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    Week of 5/16: 
    Monday:  Today we submitted the Independent Read work and discussed the texts.
    Tuesday:  Today we brainstormed ideas that emerge from the independent read.
    Wednesday:  Today we began organizing the Independent Read ideas in an outline format.
    Thursday:  Today we constructed outlines for the Independent Read topics.  A guide for completing the outline is attached as a Word document.  You can type on the document.  The information you need to complete is in red...Two things though:  1.  Keep the formatting intact and 2.  Change the red text to black.  Also, note the correct year.  The sample has 2019.  Due: 5/20:  One page typed response:  Do you agree with the claim that your Independent Read author defends?  Defend your own position in relation to the author's.  Use the outline you created to help you develop a point-by-point defense of your own. 
    Friday:  Today we spent fifteen minutes finishing the outline.  We discussed the claims and the texts. 
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    Week of 5/9: 
    Monday:  Today we discussed the argument essay.  5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment. 
    Tuesday:  Today we discussed tomorrow's AP Test.  5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment. 
    Wednesday:  Today we took the AP Test.
    Thursday:  Today we worked on our independent reads. Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment.
    Friday:  Today we worked on our independent reads. Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment. 
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    Week of  5/2:
    Monday:  Today we began reading the independent read.  The assignment is attached.  Please see Ms. King upon your return for a copy of the text.  5/3:  Students who need to make-up any portion of the practice AP test will do so...5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment.
    Tuesday:  Today those who have sections of the practice AP test made-up the test.  Those who are caught-up read their independent read.  5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment.
    Wednesday:  Today we discussed the multiple choice section of the AP Practice Test. 5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment.
    Thursday:  Today we discussed the Rhetorical Analysis essay for the AP practice test.  5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment. 
    Friday:  Yoday we spent more time on the Rhetorical Analysis.  5/11 (7:45-12:00):  Language and Composition AP Test...Due 5/16:  Independent Read with assignment. 
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    Week of 4/25: 
    Monday:  Today we began the multiple choice questions for the practice AP test. 
    Tuesday:  Today we completed the multiple choice questions for the practice AP test. 
    Wednesday:  Today we completed the synthesis essay for the practice AP test. 
    Thursday:  Today we completed the rhetorical essay for the practice AP test. 
    Friday:  Today we completed the argument essay for the practice AP test. 
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    Week of 4/18: 
    Monday:  Today we reviewed a sample multiple choice test.  4/20:  Multiple choice practice test.  Two selections, twenty-five minutes.   
    ***REMINDER:  Bubble fest is tomorrow (4/20/16).  The sessions will take place in the LGI.  Students with last names beginning A-L report at 7:51 a.m.  Students with last names beginning M-Z report at 9:15 a.m.  Make sure you have #2 pencils.
    Tuesday:  Today we finished the discussion of multiple choice questions and reviewed logical fallacies. 4/20:  Multiple choice practice test.  Two selections, twenty-five minutes.  4/25-4/29:  Full AP test practice.  Monday and Tuesday, Multiple Choice.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Essays:  Synthesis, Rhetorical, Argument.
    ***REMINDER:  Bubble fest is tomorrow (4/20/16).  The sessions will take place in the LGI.  Students with last names beginning A-L report at 7:51 a.m.  Students with last names beginning M-Z report at 9:15 a.m.  Make sure you have #2 pencils. 
     Wednesday:  Today we practiced with the AP multiple choice questions.  4/25-4/29:  Full AP test practice.  Monday and Tuesday, Multiple Choice.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Essays:  Synthesis, Rhetorical, Argument.
    Thursday:  Today we discussed the results of yesterday's MC practice.  Due 4/23:  Explain corrections for incorrect multiple choice questions. 4/25-4/29:  Full AP test practice.  Monday and Tuesday, Multiple Choice.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Essays:  Synthesis, Rhetorical, Argument.
    Friday:  Today we discussed the AP Language and Composition test.  Please see Ms. King for the handouts.  4/25-4/29:  Full AP test practice.  Monday and Tuesday, Multiple Choice.  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Essays:  Synthesis, Rhetorical, Argument.
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    Week of 4/11: 
    Monday:  Today we worked with subordination in sentences. Read and take notes on the information and complete exercises one and two (999-1004).
    Tuesday:  Today we peer reviewed the synthesis essay,  4/13:  Be ready to discuss the coordination and subordination exercises from the text (see Week of 4/4, Monday and yesterday)
    Wednesday:  Today we began with a check up on coordination and subordination.  We broke the exercises into sections and groups completed sections for sharing and discussion.  Due 4/14:  Fallacies definitions and examples (attached).
    Thursday:  Today we reviewed and discussed coordination and subordination.
    Friday:  Today we worked on a fallacy activity (attached).  
    Access to the video clips are below: 
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    Week of 4/4:  
    Monday:  On pages 698-705 of the white text, you  will find information and activities related to coordination in sentences. Take notes on the reading material, basically create a study guide for yourself. Note key terms (including coordination), benefits to methods of coordination, problems with coordination, “Dos and Don’ts”, etc. You should know when and why to use these techniques stylistically. The section is broken into headings. Once you complete the reading/note-taking, complete exercises 1. and 2. for practice.  You were introduced to this concept already.  Much of this should be familiar.  4/7-8:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Tuesday:  Today we looked at a sample synthesis essay prompt and support.  4/7-8:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time...4/11:Read and annotate the information chapter for multiple choice questions (attached).
    Wednesday:  Today we looked at sample synthesis essay responses. 4/7-8:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time...4/11:Read and annotate the information chapter for multiple choice questions (attached).
    Thursday:  Today we reviewed the synthesis essay.  We began the reading portion of the test.
    Friday:  Today we finished the synthesis essay. 
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    Week of 3/28:
     Monday:  NO SCHOOL!!!  Holiday!! Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...Week of 4/4:  Synthesis essay. Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Tuesday:  Today we broke down sentences.  Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...Week of 4/4:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time. 
    Wednesday:  Today we worked more with sentences. Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...Week of 4/4:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Thursday:  Today we discussed the synthesis essay.  Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...4/7-8:  Gatsby Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Friday:  Today we discussed more with the synthesis essay.  Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...4/7-8:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time
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    Week of 3/21: 
    Monday:  Today we took the Sentence test. 
    Tuesday:  Today we discussed the results of the Sentence test.  We will count this as practice.  Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...Week of 4/4:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Wednesday:  Today we reviewed the sentence material. Due 4/4:  Read, annotate and complete the discussion prep sheet for the following essay in the text:  "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin (123-29), "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein (153-55), "From Silent Spring" Rachel Carson (798-806)...Week of 4/4:  Synthesis essay.  Gatsby Journals will be submitted at that time.
    Thursday and Friday:  NO SCHOOL!!!  Professional Development and Holiday! 
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    Week of 3/14: 
    Monday:  Today we began teacher-student consultations on the sentence presentations and worked on the Gatsby packet, chapter one.  Due 3/16:  Sentence Presentations...3/17:  Gatsby close read (Pages 1-5 in close read packet [attached]).
    Tuesday:  Today we finished teacher-student consultations on the sentence presentations and worked on the Gatsby packet, chapter one.  Due 3/16:  Sentence presentations...3/17:  Gatsby close read (Pages 1-5 in close read packet [attached]). 
    Wednesday:  Today we shared the sentence presentations. 3/17:  Gatsby close read (Pages 1-5 in close read packet [attached])...3/18:  Test on sentence/syntax information. 
    Here is the information related to subordinate/relative clauses:  subconj relaclause  relapro
    Thursday:  Today we finished sharing the sentence presentations.  Attached you will find information on prepositions and prepositional phrases (adjective/adverb phrases).  3/21:  Test on sentence/syntax information....3/22-23:  Synthesis essay on The Great Gatsby. 
    Friday:  Today we worked with the Gatsby close reading packet and the Synthesis Essay.    3/21:  Test on sentence/syntax information; Read the information packet on the Synthesis Essay and evaluate the sample written responses (attached:  YOU NEED TO PRINT THIS!  The file is beefy!)....3/22-23:  Synthesis essay on The Great Gatsby. 
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    Week of 3/7:
    Monday:  Today we began with the tone words 103-115 quiz.  We then developed and supported three claims that emerge from The Great Gatsby
    Tuesday:  Today we discussed The Great Gatsby.
    Wednesday:  Today we prepared presentations to share the sentence/syntax charts we completed.  Due 3/10:  sentence presentations...3/11:  Gatsby close read (Chapter 1:  the two women on the couch):  Diction, Figurative Language, Imagery, Sound Devices, Syntax (pages 3-5 in close read packet [attached]).
    Thursday:  Today we worked on the sentence/syntax presentations.
    Friday:   Today we worked on close read activities for chapter one of The Great Gatsby.  3/16:  Gatsby close read (Pages 1-5 in close read packet [attached]).
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    Week of 2/29: 
    Monday:  Today we continued the Gatsby discussion. 3/7:  Tone words 103-115 quiz. 
    Tuesday:  Today we continued working with Gatsby.  We are sharing student selected examples and examining the rhetorical and stylistic features. 3/7:  Tone words 103-115 quiz. 
    Wednesday:  Today we finished examining the student selected Gatsby examples. 3/7:  Tone words 103-115 quiz. 
    Thursday:  Today we worked on claims from The Great Gatsby.  List three claims that emerge from the novel; cite two examples for each claim from different parts of the novel that support the claim;  connect the examples to the claims.  3/4:  Gatsby quote explication assessment (20 minutes)...3/7:  Tone words 103-115 quiz.
    Friday:  Today we began with the Gatsby quote explication.  We continued working on the Gatsby claims. 3/7:  Tone words 103-115 quiz; Gatsby claims.
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    Week of 2/22: 
    Monday:  Today we completed in an in-class timed writing.  2/26:  Tone words 90-102...Due 2/29:  Completed sentence charts to Dropbox...Finish The Great Gatsby. Reading and Journal
    Tuesday:  Today we discussed The Great Gatsby, mainly social constructs.   2/26:  Tone words 90-102...Due 2/29:  Completed sentence charts to Dropbox...Finish The Great Gatsby. Reading and Journal
    Wednesday:  Today we worked in groups:  Select a strong example from a section of an assigned chapter; Break the example down to its meaningful rhetorical/syntactical points; Be able to explain the contribution of each to meaning. 2/26:  Tone words 90-102...Due 2/29:  Completed sentence charts to Dropbox...Finish The Great Gatsby. Reading and Journal.  
    Thursday:  Today we created a presentation to teach the group quote to the rest of the class.  2/26:  Tone words 90-102...Due 2/29:  Completed sentence charts to Dropbox...Finish The Great Gatsby. Reading and Journal.  
    Friday:  Today we began sharing and discussing the Gatsby quotes  The tone quiz is postponed until Monday.   2/29:  Tone words 90-102...Due 2/29:  Completed sentence charts to Dropbox...Finish The Great Gatsby. Reading and Journal.  
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    Week of 2/15:
    Monday:  NO SCHOOL!!! HOLIDAY!!
    Tuesday:  NO SCHOOL!! ICE!
    Wednesday:  Today we discussed Emerson's education essay.
    Thursday:  Today we worked on an activity to find information on sentence variation (attached).
    Please read the instructions on the assignment.
    Friday:  Today we worked on the sentence variation assignment.
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    Week of 2/8:
    Monday:  Today we discussed  the "Good Family"essay.  2/12:  Tone Words 77-89...Due 2/10:  "Education"  Ralph Waldo Emerson (102-09).
    Tuesday:  Today we finished "Good Family".  2/12:  Tone Words 77-89...Due 2/10:  "Education"  Ralph Waldo Emerson (102-09).  
    Wednesday:  Today we began an analysis activity for Emerson's "Education" (attached).   2/12:  Tone Words 77-89.
    Thursday:  Today we received The Great Gatsby.  We then reviewed loose and periodic sentences.  Finally, we continued working on the Emerson activity. 2/12:  Tone Words 77-89.
    Friday:  Today we began with a tone words quiz.  We discussed the Gatsby reading (info attached).  We finished by discussing Emerson's "Education".  Due 2/19:  Tone words 90-102...2/17:  Gatsby reading 1.
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    Week of 2/1: 
    Monday:  Today we took a quiz on sentence structures.  We then finished the sentence structures in "Being A Man" and discussed them.  Due 2/3:  "In Search of the Good Family" (283-89).  Read and annotate...2/5: Tone Words 64-76. 
    Tuesday:  We discussed the sentence structure work from "Being A Man".  Due 2/3:  "In Search of the Good Family" (283-89).  Read and annotate...2/5: Tone Words 64-76. 
    Wednesday:  Today we began with a writing prompt on the essay "In Search of the Good Family".  We briefly discussed the selection.   2/5: Tone Words 64-76.
    Thursday:   Today we shared our annotations fro "In Search of the Good Family" and discussed the text.  Once you access the document, add three annotations that you completed on your own copy.  2/5: Tone Words 64-76.
    Friday:  Today we took the tone quiz for words 64-76.  Due 2/12:  Tone words 77-89. 
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    Week of 1/25:
    Monday and Tuesday:  NO SCHOOL!!!!!  BLIZZARD!!!
    Wednesday:  Today we discussed syntax and types of sentences.  The guide we used is attached. 1/29:  Tone words quiz 51-63.  Due 2/5:  Tone words 64-76.
    Thursday:   Today we worked with the essay "Being a Man" and evaluated Theroux's use of sentence structures.  The form for completing the work is in the syntax packet.  
    1/29:  Tone words quiz 51-63...2/1:  Syntax Assessment...Due 2/5:  Tone words 64-76.
    Friday:  Today we began with the Tone Words 51-63 quiz.  We finished and began discussing the syntax work on "Being a Man".   2/1:  Syntax Assessment...Due 2/5:  Tone words 64-76.
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    Week of 1/18:
    Monday:  NO SCHOOL!!!  HOLIDAY!! 
    Tuesday:  Today we finished the tone word quiz from Friday.  We reviewed the next set of words.  We reviewed guidelines for close reading (attached).  Due 1/25:  Tone words 51-63.
    Wednesday:  Today we read, annotated, and began discussing Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I A Woman" (attached).  Due 1/25:  Tone words 51-63.
    Thursday:  Today we discussed our individual annotations from "Ain't I A Woman".  Due 1/22:  Reread and annotate the essay "Being A Man" (pages 378-82 in white book).  The annotations should be thorough; Expect a written check-up on the Truth selection and your annotations of "Being a Man"...1/25:  Tone Words 51-63.
    Friday:  Today we took an annotation check-up on the Truth and the Theroux selections. 1/25:  Tone Words 51-63.
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    Week of 1/11: 
    Monday:  Today we shared and discussed our presentations.  Due 1/15:  Quiz on Tone words 38-50.  
    Tuesday:   Today we shared and discussed our presentations.  Due 1/15:  Quiz on Tone words 38-50.
    Wednesday:  Today we finished the presentations.  Due 1/15:  Quiz on Tone words 31-50. 
    Thursday:  Today we watched an introduction to close reading.  The video is linked below and the response sheet is attached.  Due 1/15:  Quiz on Tone words 31-50.
    Friday:  Today we discussed the current tone list.  We then took the tone words quiz.