10th Grade English Honors
Kim Escoffier
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Welcome to my schoolnotes page for 10th Grade English Honors.  On this page you will find much useful information.  It is my hope that you will utilize this tool - here is a list of tasks you can do...

  • contact me via email
  • see the plan for the upcoming week in class
  • know important due dates
  • review the calendar for the school schedule
  • download documents to use in class
  • follow important links on the Internet

I will ask all students to enable the 'Notify Me' option.  This function will alert you each and every time I update my page (don't worry, it's only about once a week, usually on a Friday or over the weekend.) 

 

VERY IMPORTANT!!!

If you email me, it MUST be through Schoolnotes.  DO NOT email my Google account.  I do not monitor the email there.  

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Formatting

All typed papers MUST follow the formatting guidelines below.

  • Size 12 font
  • Times New Roman
  • Double Spaced

 

 

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Week Ending 5/27/2016 Honors AND Regular

Monday

 1st & 3rd – get voc rev test finished up and work on Julius Caesar tests.

2nd & 6th – have novel FINISHED – we will begin movie.

Lunch for all during 4th

 

Tuesday

3rd & 5th – voc rev test finished and work on Julius Caesar tests.

6th - have novel FINISHED – we will begin movie.

Lunch for all during 6th. First lunch for me.  

 

Wednesday

5th – work on Julius Caesar tests

7th, 2nd, 6th – movie

Lunch for all during 2nd.  First lunch for me.

 

Thursday

7th – long day for movie

All other classes – short day to finish things up.

Lunch for all during 4th.  First lunch for me.

 

Friday – Regular school day.

 

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 Schedule for Senior Exam Week

Monday –

1st – Long period

SOAR

3rd – Long period

4th – Long period/Lunch (1st for me)

2nd – Long period

 

Tuesday –

3rd – Long period

5th – Long period

6th – Long period/lunch (1st for me)

4th – Long period

 

Wednesday –

5th – Long period

7th- Long period

2nd – Long period/lunch (1st for me)

6th – Long period

 

Thursday –

7th – Long period

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (lunch), 5th, 6th – all shortened periods

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Week Ending 5/27/2016 Honors AND Regular

Monday

 1st & 3rd – get voc rev test finished up and work on Julius Caesar tests.

2nd & 6th – have novel FINISHED – we will begin movie.

Lunch for all during 4th

 

Tuesday

3rd & 5th – voc rev test finished and work on Julius Caesar tests.

6th - have novel FINISHED – we will begin movie.

Lunch for all during 6th. First lunch for me.  

 

Wednesday

5th – work on Julius Caesar tests

7th, 2nd, 6th – movie

Lunch for all during 2nd.  First lunch for me.

 

Thursday

7th – long day for movie

All other classes – short day to finish things up.

Lunch for all during 4th.  First lunch for me.

 

Friday – Regular school day.

 

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 Schedule for Senior Exam Week

Monday –

1st – Long period

SOAR

3rd – Long period

4th – Long period/Lunch (1st for me)

2nd – Long period

 

Tuesday –

3rd – Long period

5th – Long period

6th – Long period/lunch (1st for me)

4th – Long period

 

Wednesday –

5th – Long period

7th- Long period

2nd – Long period/lunch (1st for me)

6th – Long period

 

Thursday –

7th – Long period

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (lunch), 5th, 6th – all shortened periods

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Week Ending 5/20/2016 H

Monday – If you missed your Unit 11 vocab test, we will make it up on Wednesday, when I return.  You need to either read your novel or work on your LOTF Project.  For the novel, you need to read AT LEAST 13 pages per day.  DO NOT LEAVE IT FOR THE LAST MINUTE.  The suggested pages numbers are the minimum.  You may read ahead.  I will try to help you read in class as much as I can.  I will be following this schedule. 

That means that this weekend you need to read up to page 39.

Read the novel up to page 52.

 

Day

Page #

Friday 5/13

1 - 13

Saturday 5/14

14-26

Sunday 5/15

27-39

Monday 5/16

40-52

Tuesday 5/17

53-65

Wednesday 5/18

66-78

Thursday 5/19

79-91

Friday 5/20

91-104

Saturday 5/21

104-117

Sunday 5/22

118-134

 

Tuesday – We will be reading/discussing the novel (pgs 53-65) in class.  You need to work on your project at home.

Wednesday – We will be reading/discussing the novel in class (pgs 66-78).  You need to work on your project at home.  

Thursday – We will be reading/discussing the novel in class (pgs 79-91).  You need to work on your project at home.

Friday – We will be reading/discussing the novel in class (pgs 9-104).  You need to work on your project at home.   You will need to finish the novel over the weekend. 

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Week Ending 5/13/2016 

 

Monday - Go over LOTF Project.  Begin new novel (All Quiet in the Western Front). PPT presentation.   The novel is available in PDF format.  

 

Tuesday - Read.

 

Wednesday - HW CK VOc 11.2

 

Thursday - Read.

 

Friday - Voc Test Unit 11.

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Please label your planner that the AICE General Paper Exam is on 

Tuesday, 5/3/2016, in the afternoon.  

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As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

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Feel free to email me if you have ANY questions about the test.  Be confident - YOU"RE GOING TO DO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here are some preliminary notes for your AICE GP test on Tuesday.  If you get a second notification from me - that means I thought of something else.  

 

Notes for AICE GP

Since many of you will not be in class for Geometry testing (or have missed days for testing), I am going to post some final reminder notes for the AICE GP test on Tuesday

  • The test is in the church gym at Crosspoints.  I just received a list from Mr. Pridgen that some of you will not.  Please read the note below and pay attention if your name is listed:

Please tell the following students that they will test in the Fellowship Hall at Crosspoint, NOT in the  CLC gym.  It is important that they know this on Monday.  The Fellowship Hall is across the street from the Community Life Center behind the main sanctuary.

Holly Wade

Connor Wardell

George Welsh

Josie Wenner-Foy

Mary Hannah Williams

Kat Woods

 

  • No parking in front of the gym/daycare.  You must park in the grass.
  • The test will start at 2 PM.  Do not be late - you will be holding up about 300 other people - they will not appreciate that.
  • Leave your phones OUT OF THE GYM.  If you feel that you must bring it, be prepared to turn it off and leave it at the front counter.  
  • You need to know your candidate number.  If you take other AICE classes/tests, it will be the same number.  You have gotten several papers with that number on them - and I encouraged many of my to take a picture of it.  I do have a roster - please email me via schoolnotes if you need that number.  

 

Once the test begins…

  • SELECT TWO DIFFERENT PROMPTS FROM TWO DIFFERENT SECTIONS.
  • You will have two hours to write two essays (500/600 words each).
  • Spend ONLY 5-7 minutes planning and gathering your thoughts - any longer than that and you are spending time/energy there when you will need to spend it writing.
  • WRITE THOUGHTFULLY.  Don’t rush through it.  Because you are writing in pen, there will be no do-overs.  
  • Pace yourself.  No more than one hour on one paper.  
  • IF you finish early, read over/edit your paper.  You can make small changes by neatly drawing a line through what you need to.  DO NOT write outside of your margins.  THIS IS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO WRITE THOUGHTFULLY.  
  • DO NOT WASTE TIME COUNTING WORDS.  Have an idea where your paragraph should end on the paper.  Make a small dot there and make that your goal.
  • Pay attention to what your elementary teacher taught you about grammar.  It matters.  The graders WILL NOT consider that you were in a hurry.  They will think you are dumb because you did not begin a sentence with a capital letter or used ‘i’ for the word ‘I’.  

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Week Ending 4/29/2016  

Remember, your AICE General Paper exam is Tuesday of next week!  If you miss my class for EOC testing, try to stay with us - complete assignments that you can.  

This is the new and revised schedule for this week.

 

Monday - Study for your vocab test on unit 10.  

You also need to download the FILE titled AICE GP Practice Prompts.  You need to write a thesis statement for EACH PROMPT.  This needs to be ready by Wednesday.  

Also, have your Lit Analysis corrections completed and printed by Wednesday to turn in. 

Tuesday - 2nd only - Voc Test for unit 10.  We will hold off on vocab for unit 11 until next week. 

For 6th and 7th - HW CK VOC 10.2.  Test tomorrow.   

Wednesday- 6th/7th - vocab test unit 10.  Class discussion of AICE GP prompts.  Remember, the test is on Tuesday of next week. 

Thursday - Class discussion of AICE GP prompts.

Friday - Class discussion of AICE GP prompts.

 

 

Monday – Vocab Test Unit 10.

Tuesday – AICE GP prep.  

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 11.1.  AICE GP prep.

Thursday – AICE GP prep.  Back to Lord of the Flies.

Friday – AICE GP prep.  Back to Lord of the Flies. 

 

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Week Ending 4/22/2016

Monday – FSA Reading testing in the Media Center.  1st, 2nd and 3rd period classes will go to the Media Center when they call for you – usually around 7:30.

  • 5th, 6th and 7th periods MUST eat first lunch.  You will report to the Media Center at 11:00. 
  • I cannot predict the temperature in there…dress for hot, cold, hot/cold, cold/hot…Hopefully you will not have to worry about rain…or sleet…or snow…or ice. 
  •  Make sure to get enough sleep the night before and eat before the test.  The test is VERY IMPORTANT to you and you need to give it your all!

Chapters 10/11 are due on Wednesday. 

Tuesday – Same as Monday. 

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 10.2. 

Thursday –  4/21 Lot Analysis due on TurnItIn.com no later than 10 PM tonight.  Also, your Reflection Correction sheet for the 3/17 Lit Analysis is due today.  This assignment is MANDATORY (you will earn a zero if you do not do it.)

Friday – Voc Test Unit 11. 

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Week Ending 4/15/ 2016 

Monday – You need to have read chapters 4 and 5 by today.  Don’t forget that you have vocab due on Wednesday – unit 10.1.  Chapter 6 in the novel.

Tuesday – Read ch 7.

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 10.1  Read ch 8. 

Thursday – Read ch 9.

Friday – Read ch 10/11 – finish through 11 for HW.   If you are using this novel for your April Lit Analysis, you will have to read the rest of the novel over the weekend. 

We have FSA Reading for 2 days next week.  You will either be testing for two  mornings in a row or two afternoons.  Joy joy. 

 

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Week Ending 4/8/2016

 

Monday - Typed Essay due - submit to Assignment form.  Include the following in the title:  Full name, AICE GP, word count = _____.  DO NOT REVISE.  You will be able to do that later.  

Bristol Evacuees H/O - due tonight for homework.

 

Tuesday - Read - chapter 1 - finish for HW.

 

Wednesday - Read - chapter 2 - finish for HW.

 

Thursday - Read - chapter 3 - finish for HW.  Critique due for 4/21 Lit Analysis.  

 

Friday - Read - chapter 4 - finish for HW.



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Week Ending 4/1/2016

 

Monday - Welcome Back!  Hey, guess what?  It’s not supposed to rain today!  We will have our first AICE GP practice write today.  You’ll need a pen and paper.  

Tuesday - AICE GP practice write #2.  

Wednesday - Begin our next novel - Lord of the Flies!

Thursday - Read.

Friday - Read.

 

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Week Ending 3/18/2016

Monday – Vocab test corrections. Symbolism activity.

Tuesday – Symbolism activity.

Wednesday – Last day to turn in any late/missing work. 

Thursday – Symbolism activity.  Lit analysis due to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM.  This will be the first grade for the 4th nine weeks.  

Friday – No school.  Teacher  workday.  Have a great Spring Break!!!

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Week Ending 3/11/2016

Monday – Final outline for FSA writing test tomorrow. 

Tuesday – FSA Writing Test – 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods will test in the morning, all others in the afternoon.  We will be in the Media Center.  I cannot guarantee anything…prepare for cold, prepare for warm.  Eat before – no eating or drinking during the test.  DO WELL!!!!!

Wednesday – FSA Writing makeup for students who were absent yesterday for the chorus trip.  Voc unit 9.2 due.  If you are absent, you can show me tomorrow for credit.  We may have to do the voc tomorrow – depends on how many will be absent for testing…

Thursday – FSA Reading Practice for 6th period. 

Friday – Vocab test for Unit 9.

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Ending 3/4/2016

 

Monday - FSA Reading Practice - make sure you’re in class today!  

 

Tuesday - Begin FSA Writing #2 - Read, annotate, cluster map, word web, intro paragraph, one strong statement/proof section.  If ‘we’ do it right the first time, ‘we’re’ done!!!!  Winner, winner.  

 

Wednesday - Vocab moved to Thursday.  Continue FSA Writing #2.  

 

Thursday - HW CK Voc 9.1.  Critique for 3/18 Lit Analysis due today - bring in your book as well.  

 

Friday - Final review of FSA requirements...Test is next week.  

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Week Ending 2/26/2016 hon

Monday – Review Annotations/planning.  In small groups, write an introductory paragraph on a group shared document.  Also write one level of analysis for evidence found in article.

Tuesday – Continue activity from Monday?  Begin next FSA Practice planning drill.

Wednesday –  HW CK Voc 8.2

Thursday – Complete planning drill.

Friday – Voc Test Unit 8.

 

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 I just entered a whole bunch of zeros for the book review assignment.  It needs to be submitted on the form on schoolnotes AND through TurnItIN.com (I have reopened it until tomorrow evening.) 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 Don't forget to be working on the Lit Analysis Reflection/Correction sheet - it will always be due before the next Lit Analysis is due...and it is required (you will earn a 0.

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I need your signed permission slip for the AICE GP ASAP. 

 

Week Ending 2/19/2016 honors

Monday – No school – President’s Day!

Tuesday – FSA Practice – read/ annotate/plan:^)

Wednesday – Complete FSA Practice. 

Thursday – 2/18 Lit Analysis due to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM.  Make sure you receive your confirmation email.  If you don/t, you did not submit.  Do it again…unless it’s after 10 PM.  NO EXCUSES FOR ASSIGNMENTS THAT ARE NOT TURNED IN ON TIME.

 HW CK Voc 8.1.

Friday – Review word web from FSA Practice.

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Week Ending 2/12/2016 Honors

 

MANY of you still have not turned in your favorite book review for Escoffier’s Book Nook.  GET IT SUBMITTED!  You must submit it to TurnItIn and then again on the form stored on schoolnotes.  I expect you to email me if you’re confused.  I will leave TurnItIn open this weekend. 

Well, Good News For All!  I just found out we HAVE to do FSA Writing practice on Tuesday, 2/9.  That means your Farewell to Manzanar poster/writing will not be due until Thursday, 2/11. 

 

Monday – 2nd – work on vocab or your project.  Sixth and seventh – we will generate some ideas for your This I Believe… paragraph for the project. 

Tuesday – FSA Writing Practice…Heavy sigh…

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 7.2.  Work on paragraph after. 

Thursday – Poster Project for Farewell to Manzanar due.  Remember that this will generate two test grades…one for the poster and another for the writing.  The writing WILL be submitted to TurnItIN.com and graded online.  Due date is 10 PM WEDNESDAY night. 

Friday – Vocab Test on unit 7 – it will be 30 words – don’t forget to hit Quizlet to help you study. 

Oh.  And there is no school on Monday.  You’re welcome.  Actually, it is President’s Day – so a shout-out to the presidents.  :^)

 

 

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Week Ending 2/5/2016 

Monday – Last full day of class devoted to reading.  For HW – write a review of a favorite book you’ve read.  This is for the list of books I have online.  This needs to be submitted to TurnItIn – SO IT SHOULD BE 100% ORIGINAL.  Bring this to class tomorrow and complete form. 

Tuesday – Reading Journal due no later than the end of class.  Submit via new.schoolnotes. 

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 7.1.  Complete form for Book Nook submission

Thursday – Critique due for 2/18 Lit Analysis.  Today we will engage in a class discussion to garner ideas for the This I Know… paragraph that is part of your final assessment.  The poster is due on Monday, 2/8, at the beginning of class.  If you turn it in late, I will only award half credit. 

Friday – Work in class to gather information for poster OR work on vocab 7.2 that is due on Wednesday of next week OR read your novel for the 2/18 Lit Analysis. 

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As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

Week Ending 1/29/2016

Monday – Read.  You should be near chapter 8 by today.  Be sure to read over the weekend if you need to.  We will finish with class time dedicated to reading on Tuesday, 2/2.

Tuesday – Read.

Wednesday – Read.

Thursday – Read.

Friday – Voc 7.1 is due on Wednesday of next week!  Be sure to get your puzzle in class. 

 

 

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As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

Week Ending 1/22/2016

 

Monday - No school - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Tuesday - Begin reading our class novel - Farewell to Manzanar.  You have a pre-reading activity to complete today.  Books will be assigned to you, and you will complete the reading on your own (I won’t be reading to you!!).  I will allow class time for this reading - the book is only 148 pages long.  There is a reading journal that needs to be completed AS YOU READ.  I have allotted 10 days of class to complete the reading and journal.  The final assignment for this is going to be a poster...so get your creative juices flowing.  

 

Wednesday - Read.

 

Thursday - Read.  lit Analysis due tonight on TurnItIN.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM. 

 

Friday - Read.



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As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

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Week Ending 1/15/2016

Monday - This is the only full day of school this week.  ALL LATE AND MISSING WORK IS DUE TODAY.  You will take your 7th period exam from 12:00 - 1:45.  

Tuesday -

  • 7:00 - 8:45 - 1st Exam
  • Snack - 8:50 - 9:50 - 4th period
  • 9:50 - 11:30 - 2nd exam

Wednesday

  • 7:00 - 8:45 - 3rd Exam
  • Snack - 8:50 - 9:50 - 6th period
  • 9:50 - 11:30 - 4th exam

Thursday - 

  • 7:00 - 8:45 - 5th Exam
  • Snack - 8:50 - 9:50 - 7th period
  • 9:50 - 11:30 - 6th exam

Friday - Teacher workday - no school!!! And don't forget, no school on Monday!!!

 

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Week Ending 1/8/2016

Monday - Final editing session on Essay.  Peer edit.  

Tuesday - Finish Voc Rev Test, Units 4, 5, 6 - multiple choice only. 

Gettysburg Essay - final draft, due to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM.  

Wednesday - Focus on semester exam. 

Thursday - Critique due for 1/21 Lit Analysis. 

Friday - Focus on semester exam.  

 

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As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

Week Ending 12/18/2015

Monday – Your rough draft of the Gettysburg Essay is due at the beginning of class.  I will walk around the room and just look to see that you have 4 paragraphs.  As I do this, you and a partner will be working on the H/O titled Transitions.  We will look at the rubric used for grading (same FSA rubric used last year) and brainstorm for grabbers/kickers. 

Tuesday – Spelling portion of Vocab Rev Test, Units 4, 5, 6. I will grade these today…you won’t be able to look over them/change them like you usually do. You will turn in the completed puzzle on January 7 and take the M/C test then. 

Wednesday – Group collaboration on holiday themed movie.  The final draft of your Gettysburg Essay is due on TurnItIn tonight no later than 10 PM. 

Thursday – Early release today at 11:30.  Each class will be about 30 minutes long. 

Friday – No school!  Have a great break!!!

 

A few important notes...you next critique is due on 1/7 - the Thursday after we return.  Your next Lit Analysis is due on 1/21.  We will have one regular week of school before exam week. 

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Week Ending 12/11/2015 Honors

Monday – We will begin writing our paper.  First you will complete a word web.  This completed word web is due for a HW CK tomorrow – it will be written by hand. I will show you how I want this done in class today – don’t be absent.

Tuesday – HW CK Word Web.  Complete the H/O titled Transitions.  Begin typing rough draft. 

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 6.2.  Work on rough draft in class.  This is due tomorrow for a HW CK.

Thursday – HW CK  rough draft – peer edit session today.  I will show you the rubric used for grading your paper today.  It is the same FSA rubric used last year for 9th graders.  You are to go home and edit your rough draft.  The revision is due on Monday (for another HW CK).  We will have one final peer edit before the paper is due to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN Tuesday night at 10 PM.  No late papers accepted.

Friday – Vocab test unit 6 – today you will get the voc rev puzzle for units 4, 5, and 6.  This completed puzzle is due by WEDNESDAY of next week – the day of the test. 

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Week Ending 12/4/2015

Monday - Annotated articles due at the beginning of class.  You will submit these via schoolnotes - each article must have at least 7 annotations.  We will complete a SOAPSTone for the Gettysburg Address.  This time you will need to include textual excerpts to support your claims.  We will work on this during class.  

Tuesday - Vocab Test Unit 5.  

Wednesday - HW CK Voc 6.1.  Begin paper on the setting for the Gettysburg Address.  

Thursday - Literary Analysis due tonight NO LATER THAN 10 PM to TurnItin.cm.  NO LATE assignments will be accepted.  Work on paper.  First paragraph due by tomorrow for peer edit.  

Friday - Peer edit on 1st paragraph.  Begin working on 2nd paragraph (due Monday).

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Week Ending 11/20/2015

Monday - Movie for setting. 

Tuesday - Movie for setting. 

Wednesday - HW CK Voc 5.2.  Movie done - begin annotating articles. 

Thursday - Vocab test unit 5.  

Friday - Pep rally schedule.   Annotating articles - due on Monday when we return from Thanksgiving.  No school next week!!!

 

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Week Ending 11/13/2015

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

Monday – Movie w/notes.  Remember to focus on setting.

Tuesday – Movie w/notes.  Remember to focus on setting.

Wednesday – No School in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Thursday – HW CK Voc 5.1.  Critique for 12/3 Lit Analysis due today in class.  You must PRINT the critique of your book and BRING IN YOUR book TODAY.  Movie w/notes.  Remember to focus on setting.

Friday – Movie w/notes.  Remember to focus on setting.

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Week Ending 11/6/2015

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

Monday – Begin study of rhetoric.  Pre-writing activity – SOAPSTone on Gettysburg Address.  Complete H/O titled A Glance at Inspiration – submit online.

Tuesday – Begin movie.  You are expected to take Movie Notes everyday focusing on the prompt for the upcoming essay:   What elements in the setting of the Civil War and today make the Gettysburg Address one of the most enduring speeches in American History?

Wednesday - HW CK Voc 4.2.  Movie.

Thursday – Movie.

Friday – Voc Test Unit 4.  Unit 5.1 due Wednesday of next week.

 

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Week Ending 10/30/2015

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

 

Monday – Read Act IV – Work on your notes AS WE READ.  Don’t forget about the flyer that will be due when the notes are due (and you will have to print the flyer at home unless you bring in a signed note from home saying you cannot print at home, and your note must have a phone number) – both will count as a test grade.

Tuesday – HW CK Voc 4.1 – I’m out tomorrow afternoon for PD so vocab is due today instead of Wednesday.   Read.

Wednesday – Watch movie for Act IV?

Thursday – Literasry Analysis due today to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM.  Act IV – finish movie, work on notes.  Come to class tomorrow with rough draft of notes COMPLETED – that means you have tried to answer every question.

Friday – Voc 4.2 due on Wednesday –  Peer edit of notes for Act IV.

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Week Ending 10/23/2015

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon. 

 

 

Monday – We are headed back to Rome.  We will  listen to Act III as we look for examples of Ethos, Pathos and Logos in both Brutus and Marc Antony’s speeches.  You will be placed in small groups for this, but each person is responsible for their own work.  You may share ideas….not exact words. 

Tuesday –  Continue working on Act III.  You will need to have a complete, fully explained example for each element of persuasion by tomorrow.  There will be a presentation where you share your information with the class and a question/answer session will follow.  Make sure you UNDERSTAND the examples you have given. 

Wednesday – Presentations.  Students in the audience will be graded for asking questions.

Thursday – We will watch the speeches one more time.  Act III notes are due to TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM. 

Friday – Begin Act IV.  Vocab 4.1 will be due on Wednesday of next week.  The puzzle is on the back of unit 3.  If you cannot find it, please print a new one because I am out of spares. 

 

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Week Ending 10/16/2015

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon.  

Monday – Ethos/Pathos/Logos presentation with HO due.  Work in small groups on Act III notes to find examples of each within the text. 

Tuesday – Spelling for Voc Rev Test Units 1, 2, 3.  Work in small groups on Act III notes to find examples of each within the text. 

Wednesday – Today is the VERY LAST DAY you can turn in any late/missing work – this includes missing vocab tests.  PSAT testing for all 10th graders during the morning.  Afternoon classes will continue working on notes.

Thursday – End of the 9 weeks.   M/C sections of Voc Rev Test Units 1, 2, 3.  You may look over your spelling and make changes if needed. Pep Rally schedule.  

Friday – No school – teacher workday.

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The Knights of Columbus Council 7667 are proud to sponsor the annual Spelling Bee Contest. It is open to students in grades 5th-10th in the Niceville, Destin, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay area schools. Like last year, this year’s area Spelling Bee will be held in the auditorium at Lewis Middle School on Monday, November 9th, 2015 starting at 6:00PM.

 

There are three levels of competition; grades 5th-6th, grades 7th-8th and grades 9th-10th. The winner of each grade level will receive a $75 US savings Bond and a beautiful engraved plaque. The grade level winners of this event will be eligible to advance to the District level. District winners will advance further to the Regional and State level of competition. Second and third place winners will receive ribbons. Articles and photographs will be sent to local newspapers. All contestants will receive Certificates of Participation.

 

Our format will help foster friendly academic competition betweens our centrally zoned schools. Number of contestants per school:

 

5th Grade Level                                   6th Grade Level

Bluewater (5)                                      Destin MS (5)

Destin MS (5)                                     Lewis (5)

Edge (5)                                              Rocky Bayou (5)

Lewis (5)                                             Ruckel (5)

Plew (5)                                               STEMM (5)

Rocky Bayou (5)                                

                                               

 

7th Grade Level                                   8th Grade Level

Destin MS (5)                                     Destin MS (5)

Lewis (5)                                             Lewis (5)

Rocky Bayou (5)                                 Rocky Bayou (5)

Ruckel (5)                                           Ruckel (5)

STEMM (5)                                         STEMM (5)

 

 

9th Grade level                                     10th Grade Level

Niceville (10)                                      Niceville (10)

Rocky Bayou (10)                               Rocky Bayou (10)

Week Ending 10/9/2015

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon.  

Honors

Monday – Rough draft due for Act II notes – this is a HW CK grade.  You must have an answer for each question.  Final draft is due on WEDNESDAY to TurnItIn.com no later than 10 PM.   We will begin Act III in class.

Tuesday – Act III. 

Wednesday –  Act III. HW CK voc 3.2.  Notes for Act II due to TurnItIn no later than 10 PM. 

Thursday – Begin movie for Act III.

Friday – Voc Test Unit 3. 

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Week Ending 10/2/2015

 

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon.  

 

 

Monday - Peer collaboration on the two questions from Act I (at the bottom of the notes).  You may access them at the bottom of your notes or have them in a separate Google Doc.  They will be submitted via Google Doc.  Begin Act II.

 

Tuesday - Peer collaboration of Act I questions.  Submit.  Back to Act II.

 

Wednesday - HW CK Voc unit 3.1.  More of Act II.  

 

Thursday - Literary Analysis due on TurnItIn.com NO LATER THAN 10 PM.  Finish Act II and start movie?

 

Friday - Pep Rally schedule.  Movie for Act II

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Week Ending 9/25/2015

 

As always...don't forget to label your planner for the upcoming week.  Be one of the first 10 to set it on my podium when you walk in and you will get an extra credit coupon.  

 

 

Monday - Rough Draft of Act I Notes due.  You must attempt to answer EACH QUESTION.   You will be placed in your small groups to collaborate.

 

Tuesday -

2nd - Begin Act II.

6th/7th - Movie for Act I

 

The Final draft of all Act I Notes is due to Turnitin.com no later than 10 PM on Thursday Night, 9/24,  This is a test grade.  No late assignments will be accepted and no corrections will be offered.  

 

Wednesday - HW CK Voc 2.2.  All will head back to Rome for Act II.  

 

Thursday - Back to Rome for Act II.  Act I Notes due to TurnItIn.com no later than 10 PM.

 

Be aware that your Literary Analysis is due on Thursday of NEXT WEEK.  DO NOT wait until the last minute to work on it.  

 

Unit 1 Vocab Test corrections due no later than today.  

 

Friday -Vocab Test, Unit 2.  Unit 3.1 is due Wednesday of next week (9/30).

 

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Week Ending 9/18/2015 Honors

Extra Credit opp – Label your planner this week and put it on my podium – first 10 ONLY get a coupon.

Monday – Vocabulary Test for Unit 1.  Work on Vocab for next week after test – Unit 2, words 1 – 10 due on Wednesday.

Tuesday – Back to Rome. 

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 2.1.  Your chart for words 1 – 10 must be COMPLETE and your puzzle completed for the first 10 words.  After voc review, back to Rome. 

Thursday – The critique for your 10/1 Lit Analysis is due today at the beginning of class (print at home or before your class).  You will need to bring in your PRINTED critique AND your book (ereader if you’re using one).  This is to ensure that you will have enough time to READ YOUR BOOK before you have to complete the next Lit Analysis).  You DO NOT have to type out a response…that is for when you have finished reading the book.

SCHOOL PICTURES DURING CLASS. 

We will head back to Rome.  We should be close to finishing Act I. 

Friday – Pep Rally schedule.  Act I from Julius Caesar – either finish reading or watch movie.  Two-column notes will be due a few days after the movie, so be working on them!!

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Week Ending 9/11/2015 

Pssst….here’s a secret – if you are one of the first 10 people who label this week in your planner for this class, open it and place it on my podium – you will earn an extra credit coupon.  Don’t tell anyone – this is a reward for those who actually GO TO THIS PAGE! 

 

Monday – No School – Labor day!!!  Having said that…have you selected the book for your next Literary Analysis?

Tuesday – We will begin reading The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.  It is very important that if you miss a day, you complete the reading at home.  The play can be found in its entirety on PDF files on this site (under files)

 

6TH AND 7TH ONLY - Vocab for Unit 1.2 is due on THURSDAY - your test will be on Monday. 

Wednesday – HW CK Voc 1.2 – your entire chart for words 11 – 20 AND your crossword need to be completed in order to earn credit. 

 

6th/7th - We will begin Julius Caesar.

 

Thursday – Vocab test on Unit 1 because we are on a pep rally schedule tomorrow.

 

6th/7th -  HW CK Voc 1.2 – your entire chart for words 11 – 20 AND your crossword need to be completed in order to earn credit. 

Friday – Pep rally – Either begin or continue reading.

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Week Ending 9/4/2015

Monday - Begin Vocabulary for unit 1.1.  The completed chart is due on Wednesday.  

Tuesday - Reading for the main idea.

Wednesday - HW CK Voc 1.1.  Your chart must be 100% complete (and your puzzle 1/2 complete).

Thursday - 9/3 Literary Analysis due.  We will all sign up for TurnItin.com and submit the Lit Analysis. 

Friday - Begin Julius Caesar.  Don't forget that vocab 1.2 is due Wednesday of next week.  

 

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Week Ending 8/28/2015

 

Monday - Set up notebooks - you will need a 1” 3 ring binder and three dividers.

2nd period - Finish the story!  Work on Lit Analysis (character and setting analysis).  

All other classes will work on a handout that explores the impact of setting on WWII propaganda posters.

Tuesday -  Students will be placed in small groups to work on the summary for The Open Window.

Wednesday - We will work on identifying the conflict/conflict resolution, passage and two questions for the Lit Analysis.  

Thursday - Diagnostic write - this will be a timed write on the computer.

Friday - We will learn how to turn in work using Google Tools. Pep Rally today so we will be on pep rally schedule - 1, 2, 3, 4. 6. 5, 7 with shortened classes. 

 



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Week Ending 8/21/2015

Monday - Don't forget that we have SOAR from 7 - 7:30 through Wednesday.  We will look at our planners today and label them.  Be sure to bring in needed supplies for this class no later than Monday of next week (1" 3-ring binder, paper, pens/pencils, flash drive).

Tuesday - SOAR from 7 - 7:30.  Begin unit on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences using Chromebooks.  Log on to Schoolnotes and enable 'Notify Me' option for email.  Your homework is to send me an email stating the following - 'I have enabled the Notify Me option on schoolnotes.'  Be sure to include your first and last name as well as the period I have you as this is FOR A GRADE.  

Wednesday - SOAR from 7 - 7:30 - we will have a quick discussion on proper etiquette for use of technology in this classroom and resume working on the Multiple Intelligences Unit.  

Thursday - No SOAR today - regular schedule.  We will finish up the unit on Multiple Intelligences.  

Friday - Begin reading short story for first Literary Analysis.  

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