Junior English Assignments, Spring Semester, 2019

Junior English Assignments
Spring Semester, 2019

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Thursday, April 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the symbolism of fences, the theme of the American Dream and the resolution of the play in Act 2, Scenes 4 and 5 in August Wilson's play, Fences? DUE MONDAY, APRIL 29th (before midnight! It's right after the vacation):
    News Articles (making real-world connections to Fences): You must do the following:
  • Find two news articles (not sports; each article should be a minimum of five paragraphs) on CNN and/or Fox News that focus on the topics: FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM. Look for patterns/repeated idea/repetitions/similarities of FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM throughout each article.
  • Write a Reader Response (a well-developed paragraph of 10-12 sentences) for each article.
  • This means you should have TWO Reader Responses in which you answer the following question: What figurative fences (barriers, obstacles, or divisions) exist OR what American Dream exists for the people in the articles?
  • Include TWO pieces of evidence in quotes (one sentence for each) in each reader response.
  • You must provide a link to each article at the bottom of each Reader Response.
  • Include thoughtful analysis (ask how and why about FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM that you noticed.
  • You MUST use 12 point font (in Times New Roman), double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.
  • Include proper heading: your name, the teacher's name, class name, class period, date and title (FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM should be part of the title) in the heading.
  • You will upload this assignment as a "new Juno Doc" on jupitergrades.com. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (30 points) for the 3rd marking period.

  • Wednesday, April 17th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the symbolism of fences, the theme of the American Dream and the resolution of the play in Act 2, Scene 5 in August Wilson's play, Fences? DUE MONDAY, APRIL 29th (before midnight! It's right after the vacation):
    News Articles (making real-world connections to Fences): You must do the following:
  • Find two news articles (not sports; each article should be a minimum of five paragraphs) on CNN and/or Fox News that focus on the topics: FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM. Look for patterns/repeated idea/repetitions/similarities of FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM throughout each article.
  • Write a Reader Response (a well-developed paragraph of 10-12 sentences) for each article.
  • This means you should have TWO Reader Responses in which you answer the following question: What figurative fences (barriers, obstacles, or divisions) exist OR what American Dream exists for the people in the articles?
  • Include TWO pieces of evidence in quotes (one sentence for each) in each reader response.
  • You must provide a link to each article at the bottom of each Reader Response.
  • Include thoughtful analysis (ask how and why about FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM that you noticed.
  • You MUST use 12 point font (in Times New Roman), double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.
  • Include proper heading: your name, the teacher's name, class name, class period, date and title (FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM should be part of the title) in the heading.
  • You will upload this assignment as a "new Juno Doc" on jupitergrades.com. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (30 points) for the 3rd marking period.

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA

    ***Turn in all owed HW (today is the last day to turn in all owed work).

  • How can we analyze the symbolism of fences in Act 2, Scene 4 in August Wilson's play, Fences? DUE MONDAY, APRIL 29th (before midnight! It's right after the vacation):
    News Articles (making real-world connections to Fences): You must do the following:
  • Find two news articles (not sports; each article should be a minimum of five paragraphs) on CNN and/or Fox News that focus on the topics: FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM. Look for patterns/repeated idea/repetitions/similarities of FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM throughout each article.
  • Write a Reader Response (a well-developed paragraph of 10-12 sentences) for each article.
  • This means you should have TWO Reader Responses in which you answer the following question: What figurative fences (barriers, obstacles, or divisions) exist OR what American Dream exists for the people in the articles?
  • Include TWO pieces of evidence in quotes (one sentence for each) in each reader response.
  • You must provide a link to each article at the bottom of each Reader Response.
  • Include thoughtful analysis (ask how and why about FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM that you noticed.
  • You MUST use 12 point font (in Times New Roman), double-spaced, and 1-inch margins.
  • Include proper heading: your name, the teacher's name, class name, class period, date and title (FENCES or the AMERICAN DREAM should be part of the title) in the heading.
  • You will upload this assignment as a "new Juno Doc" on jupitergrades.com. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (30 points) for the 3rd marking period.

  • Monday, April 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA

    1. Do Now: Write the SAT vocabulary words for Chapter 8 (in the LS section of your notebook). What can you predict are the definitions of these vocabulary words? (Use your knowledge of etymology, prior knowledge and other languages to help you)
    2. Mini-Lesson: Introduce definitions, vocabulary in context and visuals to help acquire new vocabulary.
    3. Assessment: Using today's in-class notes (no electronic devices allowed), take the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 8 Quiz.
    4. Work Period: Work on owed HW. Show HW due today (T-Chart for Act 2, Scenes 1, 2 and 3).

  • How can we use context clues to identify the meanings of new vocabulary words? MAKE UP OWED HW by TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 16th (the last day of the 2nd marking period!! All work MUST be turned in by your class period TOMORORW!!): See previous days' assignments.
    Friday, April 12th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the symbolism of fences and the characters' pursuits of the American Dream in Act 2, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 in August Wilson's play, Fences? DUE THIS MONDAY, APRIL 15th:
  • ONE T-CHART for Act 2, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 (pp. 59-79) in Fences
    ***A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers. You MUST turn in your T-CHART in class only (in electronic or handwritten form).

    MAKE UP OWED HW by THIS COMING TUESDAY, APRIL 16th (the last day of the 2nd marking period!! All work MUST be turned in by your class period on Tuesday!!): See previous days' assignments.

  • Thursday, April 11th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the evolution of Rose Maxson and her American Dream in Act 2, Scenes 2 and 3 in August Wilson’s play, Fences? DUE THIS MONDAY, APRIL 15th:
  • ONE T-CHART for Act 2, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 (pp. 59-79) in Fences
    ***A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers. You MUST turn in your T-CHART in class only (in electronic or handwritten form).

    MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Wednesday, April 10th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the climax (turning point) in Act 2, Scene 1 of Fences? MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we improve our vocabulary acquisition and analyze Act 2, Scene 1 of Fences? MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.
    Monday, April 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Fishbowl Discussion Handout
  • How can we engage in a Fishbowl Discussion to analyze the symbolism of fences and the theme, the pursuit of the American Dream, in Act 1 of Fences? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 9th:
  • SUPER QUIZ on Lists 5, 6 and 7. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Friday, April 5th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: Vocabulary Flashcards for Lists 5, 6 and 7
  • Complete classwork: T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 4.
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 4? DUE THIS COMING TUESDAY, APRIL 9th:
  • SUPER QUIZ on Lists 5, 6 and 7. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Thursday, April 4th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 4? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, APRIL 5th:
  • FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for Lists 5, 6 and 7. 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 COMING TUESDAY, APRIL 9th:

  • SUPER QUIZ on Lists 5, 6 and 7. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.

  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 4? MAKE UP OWED HW: See previous days' assignments.
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019: MIDTERM EXAM: It's a reading comprehension, multiple-choice test. You did not need to study for this exam. You should remember to do the following on this exam: underline the line numbers in the reading passages, circle key words in the questions, annotate each paragraph of the reading passages, cover up the answer choices in the questions and write your own answer in the margin, practice process of elimination, and do not leave any answer blank.

    Work Period: Make up any owed HW (previous T-Charts, essays, etc.).

    How can we apply the reading comprehension skills learned this semester on our Midterm Exam? MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK (see previous days' assignments)
    Monday, April 1st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
    1.) Do Now: Write the SAT vocabulary words for Chapter 7 (in the LS section of your notebook). What can you predict are the definitions of these vocabulary words (use your knowledge of etymology, prior knowledge and other languages to help you)?
    2.) Mini-Lesson: Introduce definitions, vocabulary in context and visuals to help acquire new vocabulary.
    3.) Assessment: Using today's in-class notes (no electronic devices allowed), take the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 7 quiz. (Show HW: T-Charts for Act I, Scenes 2 and 3 in Fences)
  • How do we use context clues to identify the meanings of the vocabulary words? TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 2nd, IS THE MIDTERM EXAM:
  • It's a reading comprehension, multiple-choice test. You do not need to study for this exam. You should remember to do the following on this exam: underline the line numbers in the reading passages, circle key words in the questions, annotate each paragraph of the reading passages, cover up the answer choices in the questions and write your own answer in the margin, practice process of elimination, and do not leave any answer blank.

    MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK (see previous days' assignments)

  • Friday, March 29th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 3? DUE MONDAY, APRIL 1st:
  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 2 (pp. 21-28) of Fences (by August Wilson).
  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 3 (pp. 29-40) of Fences (by August Wilson).
    ***A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers. You MUST turn in your T-CHART in class only (in electronic or handwritten form).
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 2? DUE MONDAY, APRIL 1st:
  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 2 (pp. 21-28) of Fences (by August Wilson).
  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 3 (pp. 29-40) of Fences (by August Wilson).
    ***A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers. You MUST turn in your T-CHART in class only (in electronic or handwritten form).
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
    (Period 2 will not meet today due to the SAT. )
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 1? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MARCH 28th:
  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 1 of Fences (by August Wilson). A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers.
  • Tuesday, March 26th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 1? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th
    YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
  • SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one on April 5th!
  • Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
  • Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!
  • SAT Tips: You should expect the following reading question types: characterization, vocabulary words in context, central idea of the passage, textual evidence to support characterization and central idea, author's purpose, claim/argument, and "which of the following.." questions. You should underline line numbers (identified in the questions) in the reading passages, cover up the answer choices and write your own answers in the margins, and do process of elimination. You will not be penalized for any wrong answers, so make sure to NEVER leave a question blank!

    DUE THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 28th:

  • T-Chart for Act 1, Scene 1 of Fences (by August Wilson). A T-Chart must contain FOUR quotes (1-2 sentences each). TWO quotes must support the symbolism of fences (divisions; barriers) in the scene and TWO quotes must support the characters' pursuit of the American Dream. Each quote must be in the format of SPA (Statement introduced, Proof, and Analysis). Here's an example of SPA: Troy questions why there's a division between the whites and people of color in the work place. "How come you got all the whites driving and the colored lifting?" (p. 2). This evidence proves that Troy has the courage to break down barriers.
  • Monday, March 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
    1.) Do Now: Write the SAT vocabulary words for Chapter 6 (in the LS section of your notebook). What can you predict are the definitions of these vocabulary words (use your knowledge of etymology, prior knowledge and other languages to help you)?
    2.) Mini-Lesson: Introduce definitions, vocabulary in context and visuals to help acquire new vocabulary.
    3.) Assessment: Using today's in-class notes (no electronic devices allowed), take the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 6 quiz.
    4.) SAT Tips: You should expect the following reading question types: characterization, vocabulary words in context, central idea of the passage, textual evidence to support characterization and central idea, author's purpose, claim/argument, and "which of the following.." questions. You should underline line numbers (identified in the questions) in the reading passages, cover up the answer choices and write your own answers in the margins, and do process of elimination. You will not be penalized for any wrong answers, so make sure to NEVER leave a question blank!
  • How can we acquire SAT vocabulary skills through context clues? DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MARCH 25th (before midnight):
  • Research August Wilson (the playwright of Fences) and complete this Author Bio Worksheet. Here are suggested, reliable resources: August Wilson @ Britannica.com, August Wilson @ Playbill.com and August Wilson @ Pbs.com. You MUST either turn in the completed worksheet in class or upload it as a "new Juno Doc" on jupitergrades.com before midnight.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th
    YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:

  • SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one on April 5th!
  • Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
  • Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free! Khan Academy's SAT Tips
  • SAT Tips: You should expect the following reading section question types: characterization, vocabulary words in context, central idea of the passage, textual evidence, author's purpose, claim/argument, and "which of the following.." questions. You should underline line numbers (identified in the questions) in the reading passages, cover up the answer choices and write your own answers in the margins, and do process of elimination. You will not be penalized for any wrong answers, so make sure to NEVER leave a question blank!

    MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK (see previous days' assignments)

  • Friday, March 22nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 1? DUE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 25th:
  • Research August Wilson (the playwright of Fences) and complete this Author Bio Worksheet. Here are suggested, reliable resources: August Wilson @ Britannica.com, August Wilson @ Playbill.com and August Wilson @ Pbs.com. You MUST either turn in the completed worksheet in class or upload it as a "new Juno Doc" on jupitergrades.com before midnight on Monday, March 25th.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th
    YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:

  • SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one on April 5th!
  • Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
  • Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!

    MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight TONIGHT, Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS! IT WILL BE HALF-CREDIT FOR UPLOADING IT LATE ON JUNO DOC.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late (we will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!)!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. We will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!

  • Thursday, March 21st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 1? MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight TONIGHT, Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS! IT WILL BE HALF-CREDIT FOR UPLOADING IT LATE ON JUNO DOC.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late (we will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!)!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. We will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!

  • Wednesday, March 20th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream, focusing on Act 1, Scene 1? MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK: DUE MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight TONIGHT, Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS! IT WILL BE HALF-CREDIT FOR UPLOADING IT LATE ON JUNO DOC.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late (we will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!)!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. We will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!

  • Tuesday, March 19th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • intro_questions_fences.docx">Introductory Questions on Fences
  • How can we analyze textual evidence in the play Fences to support the symbolism of fences and the theme--the pursuit of the American Dream? MAKE UP OWED HOMEWORK: DUE YESTERDAY, MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight TONIGHT, Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS! IT WILL BE HALF-CREDIT FOR UPLOADING IT LATE ON JUNO DOC.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late (we will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!)!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. We will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!

  • Monday, March 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Do Now: Write the SAT vocabulary words for Chapter 5 (in the LS section of your notebook). What can you predict are the definitions of these vocabulary words (use your knowledge of etymology, prior knowledge and other languages to help you)?
  • Mini-Lesson: Introduce definitions, vocabulary in context and visuals to help acquire new vocabulary.
  • Assessment: Using today's in-class notes (no electronic devices allowed), take the SAT Vocabulary Chapter 5 quiz.
  • How can we acquire SAT vocabulary skills through context clues? DUE TONIGHT, MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight TONIGHT, Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS!

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late (we will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!)!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. We will stop at -30 points so everyone has an opportunity to pass!

  • Friday, March 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News)
  • "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast)
  • Argumentative Essay Outline
  • If time permits, watch the PBS Video on the Debate: Is the American Dream Dead or Alive? (first 8 minutes)
  • How can we compose an argumentative essay on the existence of the American Dream? DUE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight on Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS!

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.

  • Thursday, March 14th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News)
  • "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast)
  • Argumentative Essay Outline
  • PBS Video on the Debate: Is the American Dream Dead or Alive?
  • How can we compose an argument on the existence of the American Dream? DUE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 18th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Argumentative Essay on the following essay question: Is the American Dream dead or alive? You must follow the Argumentative Essay Outline (SPAPAC format). You must use evidence from the two articles (which we read in class): "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News) and "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast). You must cite each quote properly. Here's an example of proper textual citation: "Despite Anderson's adversities, he found inspiration through the support of his mom and grandparents who encouraged him to follow his dreams" (Sokol, paragraph 9). Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each, and each body paragraph must be 10-12 sentences. Do not use any form of "I" (first person) and do not use any other sources (only the two articles provided). No plagiarism is allowed (if you copy information from a text and do not give credit, then it's plagiarism, and you will earn an automatic zero). You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com (NEW JUNO DOC) before midnight on Monday, March 18th. This is worth THREE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS!

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.

  • Wednesday, March 13th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News
  • "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast
  • Fishbowl Discussion on the American Dream (for classwork credit)
  • How can we differentiate arguments on the existence of the American Dream? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MARCH 14th:
  • SUPER QUIZ on SAT Vocabulary Lists 3 and 4. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.

  • Tuesday, March 12th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "Why I Believe the American Dream is Still Alive" (Fox News
  • "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance" (The Daily Beast
  • How can we differentiate arguments on the existence of the American Dream? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th:
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words on SAT Vocabulary Lists 3 and 4. 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, MARCH 14th:

  • SUPER QUIZ on SAT Vocabulary Lists 3 and 4. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.

  • Monday, March 11th, 2019: 1.) Do Now: Write down the following 10 SAT root words: a-, an-, bibl-, biblio-, fid, -ism, nov, pan-, prim-, prime, rect, sym-, syn, ver. Answer one of the following questions:
  • Which root words do you know?
  • What are examples of any of the root 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 root words used in context.

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

  • How can we improve our vocabulary skills by acquiring knowledge of root words? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th:
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words on SAT Vocabulary Lists 3 and 4. 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, MARCH 14th:

  • SUPER QUIZ on SAT Vocabulary Lists 3 and 4. There will only be multiple-choice questions. This super quiz will be about 10% of the 2nd marking period grade.

    MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE LAST THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.

  • Friday, March 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we evaluate the historical accuracy of the film Twelve Years a Slave? MAKE UP OWED HW: DUE YESTERDAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!) It's -10 points each day late!:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How does the film Twelve Years a Slave convey Frederick Douglass' experiences? DUE TONIGHT, THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019 (Before Midnight!):
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points. And every day thereafter, your essay will be -10 points.
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Handout
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion to help us write a thematic essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points.
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Review the Essay Requirements (see the HW).
  • How can we improve our SAT vocabulary skills in context? DUE THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points.
    Friday, March 1st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare to write a thematic essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2019:
    THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' adversities? Why was Frederick Douglass able to overcome his adversities? You MUST follow the THEMATIC ESSAY OUTLINE. Your essay must have a proper heading (your name, your teacher's name, the date, class name, period, and title). Your essay must be typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman font. You MUST upload your essay to me through jupitergrades.com. Refer to Writing Expectations (at the bottom). The Informative Grading Rubric will be used to grade your adherence to the outline. You will be graded on following the outline. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs must be 4-6 sentences each. The body paragraphs must be 10-12 sentences each. This will be 25% of the 2nd marking period. You MUST upload your essay on jupitergrades.com (here are sample instructions: Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4) before midnight on Thursday, March 7th. If it's uploaded on March 8th, it will be -10 points.
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we assess our reading levels through the lexile inventory? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 1st:
  • 50 Attitudes of Gratitude: Write a list of 50 things you are grateful for. Here are questions to get you thinking about gratitude: What if someone gave you 1 million dollars in exchange for your eyes? Your hands? Your legs? Your ability to speak? Do you realize what precious, priceless gifts you carry with you every day? Are you grateful for modern medicine, immunizations, clean, drinking water, nutritious food, accessible food, food that you can buy at the grocery store and not hunt or pick with your bare hands? Are you grateful for a roof over your head, clothing to choose from in your closet, pillows, blankets, and a mattress? Are you grateful for heat during the winter, a microwave, an oven, and a freezer? Are you grateful for modern technology, like your cell phone, TV, ipod, dvd's, and internet access? Are you grateful for family, friends, teachers, classmates, free public education, and free speech? Are you grateful for access to shopping malls, movie theaters, beaches, bodegas, and subway stations? Be ready to share and explain your reasons for all that you're grateful for.
  • Wednesday, February 27th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we prove our knowledge of the adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' memoir? N/A
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we prove our knowledge of the adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' autobiography? MAKE UP ANY OWED HW: See previous days' assignments. Tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th, is the LAST DAY of the 1st marking period! Turn in all owed assignments by TOMORROW IN CLASS ONLY (no work will be accepted after your class period).
    Monday, February 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we identify textual evidence of adversities and overcoming adversities in Frederick Douglass' autobiography? DUE TOMORROW, 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...

  • TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th: 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.

  • 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.