Junior English Assignments, Spring Semester, 2019

Junior English Assignments
Spring Semester, 2019

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Friday, February 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we identify textual evidence of adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' autobiography? DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (after vacation):
  • READ all of Frederick Douglass' Narrative (book provided in class). Answer all of the following QUESTIONS on FREDERICK DOUGLASS' NARRATIVE. THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS=30 points.
  • Class Work Credit: 20 Post-it Notes on Adversities and Overcoming Adversities in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must have 15 adversity post-it notes and 5 overcoming adversity post-it notes. On each post-it note, you must include the following:
    1.) A direct quote or paraphrase of textual evidence from the novel that supports a character's adversities or a character overcoming adversities.
    2.) The proper in-text citation (which includes a page #). Here's an example: Douglass was ignorant of his exact birthday and his exact age (p. 1).
    3.) Analysis: At least one sentence in which you explain the significance (importance) of the textual evidence. You may use a sentence starter: This evidence proves that..., Readers may infer that..., or The evidence can be analyzed to mean that...

  • EXAM on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative. Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.

    MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Thursday, February 14th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Share "Sonnet 18" (Shakespeare) in honor of Valentine's Day.
  • How do we identify textual evidence of adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' autobiography? DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (after vacation):
  • READ all of Frederick Douglass' Narrative (book provided in class). Answer all of the following QUESTIONS on FREDERICK DOUGLASS' NARRATIVE. THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS=30 points.
  • Class Work Credit: 20 Post-it Notes on Adversities and Overcoming Adversities in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must have 15 adversity post-it notes and 5 overcoming adversity post-it notes. On each post-it note, you must include the following:
    1.) A direct quote or paraphrase of textual evidence from the novel that supports a character's adversities or a character overcoming adversities.
    2.) The proper in-text citation (which includes a page #). Here's an example: Douglass was ignorant of his exact birthday and his exact age (p. 1).
    3.) Analysis: At least one sentence in which you explain the significance (importance) of the textual evidence. You may use a sentence starter: This evidence proves that..., Readers may infer that..., or The evidence can be analyzed to mean that...

  • EXAM on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative. Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.

    MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Wednesday, February 13th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: vocabulary flashcards
  • How do we identify textual evidence of adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' autobiography? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:
  • SAT VOCABULARY TEST on Lists 1 and 2 (you will have to memorize both lists; it will not be open notes). It will be 25% of the 1st marking period. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and sentence composition.

    DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (after vacation):

  • READ all of Frederick Douglass' Narrative (book provided in class). Answer all of the following QUESTIONS on FREDERICK DOUGLASS' NARRATIVE. THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS=30 points.
  • Class Work Credit: 20 Post-it Notes on Adversities and Overcoming Adversities in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must have 15 adversity post-it notes and 5 overcoming adversity post-it notes. On each post-it note, you must include the following:
    1.) A direct quote or paraphrase of textual evidence from the novel that supports a character's adversities or a character overcoming adversities.
    2.) The proper in-text citation (which includes a page #). Here's an example: Douglass was ignorant of his exact birthday and his exact age (p. 1).
    3.) Analysis: At least one sentence in which you explain the significance (importance) of the textual evidence. You may use a sentence starter: This evidence proves that..., Readers may infer that..., or The evidence can be analyzed to mean that...

  • EXAM on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative. Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.

    MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Tuesday, February 12th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we compare and contrast Booker T. Washington's autobiography with Frederick Douglass' autobiography? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words on the Lists 1 and 2. Create the flashcards on index cards, loose leaf or an electronic device. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in class, the internet or another source). *You may use an electronic flashcard app.

    DUE THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:

  • SAT VOCABULARY TEST on Lists 1 and 2 (you will have to memorize both lists; it will not be open notes). It will be 25% of the 1st marking period. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and sentence composition.

    DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (after vacation):

  • READ all of Frederick Douglass' Narrative (book provided in class). Answer all of the following QUESTIONS on FREDERICK DOUGLASS' NARRATIVE. THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS=30 points.
  • Class Work Credit: 20 Post-it Notes on Adversities and Overcoming Adversities in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must have 15 adversity post-it notes and 5 overcoming adversity post-it notes. On each post-it note, you must include the following:
    1.) A direct quote or paraphrase of textual evidence from the novel that supports a character's adversities or a character overcoming adversities.
    2.) The proper in-text citation (which includes a page #). Here's an example: Douglass was ignorant of his exact birthday and his exact age (p. 1).
    3.) Analysis: At least one sentence in which you explain the significance (importance) of the textual evidence. You may use a sentence starter: This evidence proves that..., Readers may infer that..., or The evidence can be analyzed to mean that...

  • EXAM on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative. Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.

    MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Monday, February 11th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Write the following SAT List #2 words in your LA section.
    1. Equivocate
    2. Fortuitous
    3. Impeccable
    4. Liaison
    5. Predisposed
    6. Propensity
    7. Reprehensible
    8. Sham
    9. Solace
    10. Solicitous

    2. Mini-Lesson: SAT List #2 words in context and sentence completion

    3. Work Period: Open-notes quiz (using definitions identified in the mini-lesson)

    How can we acquire vocabulary knowledge through context clues and sentence completion? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words on the Lists 1 and 2. Create the flashcards on index cards, loose leaf or an electronic device. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in class, the internet or another source). *You may use an electronic flashcard app.

    DUE THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:

  • SAT VOCABULARY TEST on Lists 1 and 2 (you will have to memorize both lists; it will not be open notes). It will be 25% of the 1st marking period. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and sentence composition.
  • Friday, February 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Huge List of Common Themes
  • How can we identify a theme in a slave's memoir and significant textual evidence to support the theme? MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

    Looking Ahead:

  • There will be an in-class, open notes SAT vocabulary lesson and quiz THIS COMING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th! If you missed the first SAT vocabulary quiz, then this one will count double!
  • There will be an SAT VOCABULARY TEST NEXT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th. The test will include Lists 1 and 2 (you will have to memorize both lists; it will not be open notes). It will be 25% of the 1st marking period. The questions will be a mix of multiple-choice and sentence composition.
  • Thursday, February 7th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Huge List of Common Themes
  • How can we identify a theme in a slave's memoir? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th:
  • Reader Response on Chapter 1 of Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: An Autobiography: Write one typed, double-spaced page (or two handwritten pages) in which you focus on one theme (choose from the Huge List of Common Themes) that's present in Booker T. Washington's autobiography. You must refer to textual evidence (2-3 quotes; each quote may be no longer than one sentence) to support your chosen theme. Look for patterns/repeated idea/repetitions/similarities throughout the text. Include thoughtful analysis (ask how and why about the theme that you noticed). You MUST use 12 point font (in Times New Roman), double-spaced, and 1-inch margins. Include your name, the teacher's name, class name, class period, date and title (your chosen theme should be part of the title) in the heading. You may want to use the Central Idea Essay Template to guide you. Though, do NOT refer to a literary device/technique. Only focus on ONE theme (which is the same as a central idea).
  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Huge List of Common Themes
  • How can we identify a theme in a slave's memoir? DUE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th:
  • Reader Response on Chapter 1 of Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery: An Autobiography: Write one typed, double-spaced page (or two handwritten pages) in which you focus on one theme (choose from the Huge List of Common Themes) that's present in Booker T. Washington's autobiography. You must refer to textual evidence (2-3 quotes; each quote may be no longer than one sentence) to support your chosen theme. Look for patterns/repeated idea/repetitions/similarities throughout the text. Include thoughtful analysis (ask how and why about the theme that you noticed). You MUST use 12 point font (in Times New Roman), double-spaced, and 1-inch margins. Include your name, the teacher's name, class name, class period, date and title (your chosen theme should be part of the title) in the heading. You may want to use the Central Idea Essay Template to guide you. Though, do NOT refer to a literary device/technique. Only focus on ONE theme (which is the same as a central idea).
  • Monday, February 4th, 2019: 1.) Do Now: Write down the following 10 SAT vocabulary words: Charlatan, Corroborate, Disseminate, Diverge, Dormant, Hoist, Illicit, Irrevocable, Precipitate, and Proliferation. Answer one of the following questions:
  • Which words have a negative connotation (feeling associated with the word) and which words have a positive connotation?
  • What are examples of any of the words used in a sentence?

    2.) Discuss/Share: New captains are chosen at each table. Captains will share with the class.

    3.) Mini-Lesson: Power Point Presentation of the 10 SAT vocabulary words used in context.

    4. Work Period: Open-notes quiz on the 10 SAT vocabulary words

  • How can we acquire new SAT vocabulary words using connotation and words in context? DUE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th:
  • Resume Revision: Edit your resume (applying my edits/corrections). Bring in your original resume with the teacher's corrections AND the revised resume (new and improved one!).
  • Friday, February 1st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Peer Assessment of our Resumes
  • How do we assess our resumes for content and style? Make up owed HW: See previous days' assignments.
    Thursday, January 31st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • College Board's College Planner for 11th Grade
  • "6 Secrets to Surviving Second Semester of Junior Year" (Huffington Post)
  • How do we establish class rules, procedures and goals for success this spring semester? DATE CHANGE: DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st:
  • CLASS SUPPLIES: Bring in a notebook/binder you are using for this class, with LABELED, DIVIDED SECTIONS: Do Now's and Aim's (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), College Writing (CW), and Homework (HW). Bring in a pen and a folder that you will be using for this class as well.

  • RESUME: Bring in or e-mail your resume (you can e-mail me at hconn@schools.nyc.gov BEFORE or DURING your DO NOW of your class period only!). If you e-mail your resume, please write your full name and class period in the subject. You should follow the format of one of the Sample Resumes. Your resume MUST be only one page. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to TYPE your resume.
  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Sample Resumes
  • Goal Sheet
  • How do we establish class rules, procedures and goals for success this spring semester? DATE CHANGE: DUE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st:
  • CLASS SUPPLIES: Bring in a notebook/binder you are using for this class, with LABELED, DIVIDED SECTIONS: Do Now's and Aim's (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), College Writing (CW), and Homework (HW). Bring in a pen and a folder that you will be using for this class as well.

  • RESUME: Bring in or e-mail your resume (you can e-mail me at hconn@schools.nyc.gov BEFORE or DURING your DO NOW of your class period only!). If you e-mail your resume, please write your full name and class period in the subject. You should follow the format of one of the Sample Resumes. Your resume MUST be only one page. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to TYPE your resume.
  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Sample Resumes
  • How can we compose a resume? DUE THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 31st:
  • CLASS SUPPLIES: Bring in a notebook/binder you are using for this class, with LABELED, DIVIDED SECTIONS: Do Now's and Aim's (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), College Writing (CW), and Homework (HW). Bring in a pen and a folder that you will be using for this class as well.

  • RESUME: Bring in or e-mail your resume (you can e-mail me at hconn@schools.nyc.gov BEFORE or DURING your DO NOW of your class period only!). If you e-mail your resume, please write your full name and class period in the subject. You should follow the format of one of the Sample Resumes. Your resume MUST be only one page. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to TYPE your resume.