Junior English Assignments, Spring Semester, 2019

Junior English Assignments
Fall Semester, 2019

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • With a partner, answer the following questions on Chapter 4 (pp. 67-83). Cite textual evidence (quotes from the text) and corresponding page numbers.
    1.) What does Ying-Ying say her earliest recollection (memory) is and why was it forgotten?
    2.) Why does Amah tell Ying-ying that she must keep her wishes secret?
    3.) How did Ying-Ying wind up in the water?
    4.) What is the ultimate fate of the Moon Lady?
    5.) What was the effect on Ying-Ying of listening to the Moon Lady’s story?
    6.) What does the Moon Lady symbolize for Ying-Ying?
    7.) What wish did Ying-Ying ask for from the Moon Lady?
    8.) How does Ying-Ying’s story reflect her life and that of her daughter?
    9.) How does this chapter reveal the Chinese immigrant experience is universal?
  • How can we recognize evidence of the Chinese immigrant experience being universal in chapter 4 (The Moon Lady) in The Joy Luck Club? DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th:
  • Read chapter 4 ("The Moon Lady") in The Joy Luck Club--pp. 66-83
  • Complete the The Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal
    Show classwork questions: With a partner, answer the following questions on Chapter 4 (pp. 67-83). Cite textual evidence (quotes from the text) and corresponding page numbers.
    1.) What does Ying-Ying say her earliest recollection (memory) is and why was it forgotten?
    2.) Why does Amah tell Ying-ying that she must keep her wishes secret?
    3.) How did Ying-Ying wind up in the water?
    4.) What is the ultimate fate of the Moon Lady?
    5.) What was the effect on Ying-Ying of listening to the Moon Lady’s story?
    6.) What does the Moon Lady symbolize for Ying-Ying?
    7.) What wish did Ying-Ying ask for from the Moon Lady?
    8.) How does Ying-Ying’s story reflect her life and that of her daughter?
    9.) How does this chapter reveal the Chinese immigrant experience is universal?

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)--ALL WORK FOR 1st marking period MUST be turned in by TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th

  • Friday, October 11th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Chapter 3 in The Joy Luck Club
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on chapter 3 (The Red Candle) of The Joy Luck Club? DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th:
  • Read chapter 4 ("The Moon Lady") in The Joy Luck Club--pp. 66-83
  • Complete the The Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show any owed HW
  • How can we identify evidence of superstitions, traditions and the struggle for autonomy in chapter 3 (The Red Candle) of The Joy Luck Club? MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: Double-Entry Journal for Chapter 3 of The Joy Luck Club.
  • How can we identify evidence of superstitions, traditions and the struggle for autonomy in chapter 3 (The Red Candle) of The Joy Luck Club? DUE THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th:
  • NOTEBOOK QUIZ (about 15% of your 1st marking period grade)--prove that you've been taking notes (daily Do Now responses, vocabulary lists 1-3, and notes in your LA section). You will use your notes to answer the short-answer questions.

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA: SAT Vocabulary List #3
  • Work on HW due tomorrow and owed HW.
  • How can we determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues, etymology and an array of visual strategies? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th:
  • Read chapter 3 ("The Red Candle") in The Joy Luck Club--pp. 49-66
  • Complete the The Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Friday, October 4th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Handout on Chapters 1 and 2 in The Joy Luck Club.
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion to learn about the Chinese immigrant experience in chapters 1 and 2 in The Joy Luck Club? DUE NEXT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th:
  • Read chapter 3 ("The Red Candle") in The Joy Luck Club--pp. 49-66
  • Complete the The Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, October 3rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Begin HW.
  • How can we compare/contrast the Chinese immigrant experience in chapter 1 of The Joy Luck Club to other immigrants' experiences? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th:
  • Read chapter 2 ("Scar") in Joy Luck Club--pp. 42-48
  • Complete the Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we compare/contrast the Chinese immigrant experience in chapter 1 of The Joy Luck Club to other immigrants' experiences? MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Friday, September 27th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Handout
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion to learn about the Chinese immigrant experience? DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd:
  • Read the first chapter ("Joy Luck Club") in Joy Luck Club--pp. 19-41.
  • Complete the Joy Luck Club Double-Entry Journal

    MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we develop personal and historical background to a novel on the Chinese immigrant experience? MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Double-Entry Journal
  • How can we develop personal and analytical connections to an essay on the Japanese immigrant experience? MAKE UP OWED HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Double-Entry Journal
  • How can we develop personal and analytical connections to an essay on the Japanese immigrant experience? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th:
  • Double-Entry Journal on "Growing Up Asian in America" (classwork)
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Double-Entry Journal (to work on after today's vocabulary quiz, if time allows)
  • How can we demonstrate our knowledge of new SAT vocabulary? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th:
  • Double-Entry Journal on "Growing Up Asian in America" (classwork)
  • Friday, September 20th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on "Growing Up Asian in America"
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on an essay about the Japanese immigrant experience? DUE THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
  • VOCABULARY QUIZ on List 1 and List 2
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for List 1 and List 2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the lists above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • VOCABULARY STORY for List 1 and List 2. Write a vocabulary story using all of the List 1 and List 2 vocabulary words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: a day in your life, life at ITHS, junior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page/three paragraphs (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Thursday, September 19th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Double-Entry Journal
  • How can we develop personal and analytical connections to an essay on the Japanese immigrant experience? DUE THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
  • VOCABULARY QUIZ on List 1 and List 2
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for List 1 and List 2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the lists above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • VOCABULARY STORY for List 1 and List 2. Write a vocabulary story using all of the List 1 and List 2 vocabulary words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: a day in your life, life at ITHS, junior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page/three paragraphs (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Double-Entry Journal
  • How can we develop personal and analytical connections to an essay on the Japanese immigrant experience? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
  • VOCABULARY QUIZ on List 1 and List 2
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for List 1 and List 2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the lists above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • VOCABULARY STORY for List 1 and List 2. Write a vocabulary story using all of the List 1 and List 2 vocabulary words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: a day in your life, life at ITHS, junior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page/three paragraphs (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA: Reading Inventory
  • Show any owed HW/finish the Regents Diagnostic (for those students who were absent or get extra time).
  • Work on HW due next Monday.

    *Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their reading skills and areas of reading comprehension that they need to work on.

  • How can we use the lexile reading inventory to maximize our learning? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
  • VOCABULARY QUIZ on List 1 and List 2
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for List 1 and List 2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the lists above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • VOCABULARY STORY for List 1 and List 2. Write a vocabulary story using all of the list 1 and list 2 vocabulary words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: a day in your life, life at ITHS, junior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page/three paragraphs (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Monday, September 16th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA: SAT Vocabulary Chapter 2
  • Show any owed HW
  • How can we assess/evaluate our understanding of the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 2? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:
  • VOCABULARY QUIZ on List 1 and List 2
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for List 1 and List 2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the lists above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • VOCABULARY STORY for List 1 and List 2. Write a vocabulary story using all of the List 1 and List 2 vocabulary words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: a day in your life, life at ITHS, junior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page/three paragraphs (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Friday, September 13th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Listen to the reminder instructions on the importance of the English Regents Diagnostic Exam. Take this exam seriously. It will show which areas you need to work on and which parts of the exam that you need me to focus on this semester.

    2. Work Period: FINISH the English Regents Diagnostic. You may skip around (you may begin the essays (parts 2 and 3) first if you'd prefer. Apply the strategies that you've used in the past and all prior knowledge on how to write successful essays and read and annotate the passages.

    3. Reflections: What were your strengths on today's Diagnostic? What were your weaknesses? How can you be successful on the Regents Exam in January?

    How can we demonstrate our skills in reading comprehension, answering multiple-choice questions, composing an argumentative essay and composing a central idea essay? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Thursday, September 12th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Listen to the reminder instructions on the importance of the English Regents Diagnostic Exam. Take this exam seriously. It will show which areas you need to work on and which parts of the exam that you need me to focus on this semester.

    2. Work Period: Continue the English Regents Diagnostic. You may skip around (you may begin the essays (parts 2 and 3) first if you'd prefer. Apply the strategies that you've used in the past and all prior knowledge on how to write successful essays and read and annotate the passages.

    3. Reflections: What were your strengths on today's Diagnostic? What were your weaknesses? How can you be successful tomorrow as you finish the Regents Diagnostic Exam?

    How can we demonstrate our skills in reading comprehension, answering multiple-choice questions, composing an argumentative essay and composing a central idea essay? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Listen to the reminder instructions on the importance of the English Regents Diagnostic Exam. Take this exam seriously. It will show which areas you need to work on and which parts of the exam that you need me to focus on this semester.

    2. Work Period: Continue the English Regents Diagnostic. You may skip around (you may begin the essays (parts 2 and 3) first if you'd prefer. Apply the strategies that you've used in the past and all prior knowledge on how to write successful essays and read and annotate the passages.

    3. Reflections: What were your strengths on today's Diagnostic? What were your weaknesses? How can you be successful tomorrow and the days ahead as you finish the Regents Diagnostic Exam?

    How can we demonstrate our skills in reading comprehension, answering multiple-choice questions, composing an argumentative essay and composing a central idea essay? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th:
  • GOOD DEED TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF 9/11: Write a well-developed paragraph (10-12 sentences) on JUNO DOC (Jupitergrades) in which you write about a GOOD DEED that you will do today to honor the victims of 9/11. Good can counteract evil, and that's why you will write about a good deed that you can do today to counter the evil that happened on 9/11. You may want to use this Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities near you. You should write about an action that you can do that takes about one hour. You should include the following in your well-developed paragraph (10-12 sentences):
  • A clear and detailed description of the good deed (suggestions include: tutoring, grocery shopping, serving food to someone in need, etc.; no exchange of money is allowed)
  • Reason(s) you chose this good deed
  • How the good deed may influence others
  • How the good deed may make you feel
  • How the good deed may make the world a better place
  • Tuesday, September 10th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Listen to the instructions on the importance of the English Regents Diagnostic Exam. Take this exam seriously. It will show which areas you need to work on and which parts of the exam that you need me to focus on this semester.

    2. Work Period: Begin the English Regents Diagnostic. You may skip around (you may begin the essays (parts 2 and 3) first if you'd prefer. Apply the strategies that you've used in the past and all prior knowledge on how to write successful essays and read and annotate the passages.

    3. Reflections: What were your strengths on today's Diagnostic? What were your weaknesses? How can you be successful tomorrow and the days ahead as you finish the Regents Diagnostic Exam?

    How can we demonstrate our skills in reading comprehension, answering multiple-choice questions, composing an argumentative essay and composing a central idea essay? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th:
  • Summer Assignment (upload the essay on jupitergrades.com as a "new Juno Doc").
  • Monday, September 9th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA: SAT Vocabulary Chapter 1
  • Show HW (turn in the self-assessment handout and show the labeled sections of your notebook).
  • How can we assess/evaluate our understanding of the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 1? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th:
  • Summer Assignment (upload the essay on jupitergrades.com as a "new Juno Doc").
  • Friday, September 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA (upload your argumentative essay as a "new Juno Doc" during class (any late uploads will be half credit).
  • "US News and World Report" article on ITHS
  • How can we demonstrate our argumentative writing and speaking skills? DUE THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th:
  • Self-Assessment Handout
  • Bring in class supplies: Create labeled sections of a notebook/binder/electronic device: Do Nows and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), Regents Strategies (RS), and Homework (HW). You must show these labeled sections during your class time only.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th:

  • Summer Assignment (upload the essay on jupitergrades.com as a "new Juno Doc").
  • Thursday, September 5th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "US News and World Report" article on ITHS
  • How can we demonstrate our argumentative writing and speaking skills? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th:
  • Finish the classwork essay! You MUST upload it as a "new Juno Doc" on Jupitergrades.

    DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th:

  • Bring in class supplies: Create labeled sections of a notebook/binder/electronic device: Do Nows and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), Regents Strategies (RS), and Homework (HW). You must show these labeled sections during your class time only.