Junior English Assignments, Spring Semester, 2020

Junior English Assignments
Spring Semester, 2020

DateAgendaObjectiveHomework Assignment
Monday, April 6th, 2020: Work Period: Work on any owed assignments and vocabulary assignments due Sunday, April 12th:
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY: Part 2 using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. You may write an alternate ending for the play, a continuation of the play (what happens for Linda, Happy and Biff after Willy's death), a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.


  • Make up owed assignments (see previous days' assignments here on msconn.net and on jupitergrades.com).

    Inspirational Words: "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!"--Audrey Hepburn

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) acquire new vocabulary IOT (in order to) be successful on the SAT and in college. DUE NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 12th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY: Part 2 using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. You may write an alternate ending for the play, a continuation of the play (what happens for Linda, Happy and Biff after Willy's death), a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP OWED ASSIGNMENTS (see previous days' assignments)

  • Friday, April 3rd, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #6 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter (you will only be allowed to enter with your name (as seen on your attendance forms); you will be kicked out otherwise), you should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #6 Juno Doc.
    B.) You must have your video on so I can "see" you. You will only get credit if it's turned on.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will not earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, you can press the "raise your hand" button. You can also write a message to everyone, but please keep your messages appropriate for class.
    E.) There's a new "waiting room" feature, which means you have to wait before you're allowed to enter the class (if you don't have your name clearly listed, then you may not be allowed into our zoom class).

    2.) Fishbowl Discussion Questions on Acts 1 and 2 of Death of a Salesman

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about week #2 of online learning? Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments?

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Be the CHANGE you want to see in the world"--Mahatma Gandhi

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify plot development IOT (in order to) analyze the structure of the play as a whole. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd (RIGHT AFTER OUR ZOOM CLASS):
  • Upload your Zoom Class #6 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU and YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates).
  • Upload Your Fishbowl Outer Circle answers (Inner Circle does not need to submit answers because they're speaking contributions count, just like normal!). Here are the Fishbowl Discussion Questions on Acts 1 and 2 of Death of a Salesman

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. You may write a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP OWED ASSIGNMENTS (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 2020: Work Period: Work on today's assignments (DUE TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd: upload the answers to the Act 2 questions on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!)
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.
  • Make up owed assignments!
  • When you're completed with all the assignments above, then go ahead and do the vocabulary assignments due by this Sunday.
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify Willy's character development IOT (in order to) analyze his complexities throughout the entire play as a whole. DUE TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (upload the answers to the Act 2 questions on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!)
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. You may write a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #5 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter (you will only be allowed to enter with your name (as seen on your attendance forms); you will be kicked out otherwise), you should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #4 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, you can press the "raise your hand" button. You can also write a message to everyone, but please keep your messages appropriate for class.
    E.) There's a new "waiting room" feature, which means you have to wait before you're allowed to enter the class (if you don't have your name clearly listed, then you may not be allowed into our zoom class).

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Review answers to the Act 1 Questions. Also, address the following: Willy the protagonist of Death of a Salesman develops throughout Act 1. His actions, choices, and speech reveal his complexities. Let's look at any inconsistencies or contradictions in his character to understand his complexity throughout Act 1. Let's look at his actions, speech and thoughts. Then, let's look at his motivations, desires, relationships, and background.

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about homework assignments (all assignments are being graded; there are students who have not posted the work yet)? Next assignment (Read Act 2 and answer questions) is due TOMORROW, Thursday, before midnight.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: In honor of today, April 1st (April Fools' Day!): "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."--Shakespeare from his play, As You Like It, adapted from Socrates, a Greek philosopher, 470-399 B.C.E.

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify Willy's character development IOT (in order to) analyze his complexities throughout Act 1 as a whole. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st (RIGHT AFTER OUR ZOOM CLASS):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates).

    DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (upload the answers to the Act 2 questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!)
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. You may write a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • Tuesday, March 31st, 2020: Work Period:
  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!).
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.
  • Make up owed assignments.
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify key details about characterization, conflict and major plot events IOT (in order to) acquire knowledge about the play, Death of a Salesman. DUE THIS COMING THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (upload the answers to the Act 2 questions on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!)
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.

    DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. You may write a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • Monday, March 30th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #4 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter (you will only be allowed to enter with your name (as seen on your attendance forms); you will be kicked out otherwise), you should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #4 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, you can press the "raise your hand" button. You can also write a message to everyone, but please keep your messages appropriate for class.

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Introduce VOCABULARY LIST #11

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about homework assignments (all assignments are being graded; there are students who have not posted the work yet)? Next assignment (Read Act 2 and answer questions) is due Thursday, before midnight.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I ignore the rest" (Venus Williams, American professional tennis player).

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) acquire new vocabulary words IOT (in order to) be successful on the SAT and in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MARCH 30th (RIGHT AFTER OUR ZOOM CLASS):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates).

    DUE THIS COMING THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (upload the answers to the Act 2 questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act 2 of Death of a Salesman (this is the end of the play!)
  • ANSWER the Act 2 Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Thursday, April 2nd.

    DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, APRIL 5th before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • DEATH OF A SALESMAN VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. You may write a review of the play (as if you're a play critic), a focus on the themes in the play (such as the American Dream, parent-child relationships or betrayal), or an argumentative essay (Should this play be taught in high school?). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • Friday, March 27th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #3 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #2 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, you can press the "raise your hand" button. You can also write a message to everyone, but please keep your messages appropriate for class.

    2.) Fishbowl Discussion: FISHBOWL QUESTIONS FOR TODAY'S ZOOM CLASS MEETING

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about homework assignments (vocabulary assignments are being graded; there are students who have not posted the work yet)? Next assignment is due Sunday, before midnight.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Treat the world the way you want to be treated" (Mike Tyson, American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in a Fishbowl Discussion IOT (in order to) be successful on the study of themes in Death of Salesman. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 27th (RIGHT AFTER OUR ZOOM CLASS):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates).
  • Your Fishbowl Outer Circle answers (Inner Circle does not need to submit answers because they're speaking contributions count, just like normal!). Here are the FISHBOWL QUESTIONS FOR TODAY'S ZOOM CLASS MEETING.

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.
  • Thursday, March 26th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: Read the instructions e-mailed to you on Jupitergrades.

    2.) Work Period: Work on these assignments:
    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.
  • MAKE UP ANY OWED WORK (see missing assignments on Jupitergrades)
  • READ the FISHBOWL QUESTIONS FOR TOMORROW'S ZOOM CLASS MEETING

    3. Reflections: Famous inspirational words: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (Helen Keller).

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify and describe key individuals and their relationships IOT (in order to) determine characterization and conflicts in Act I in Death of a Salesman. DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.

    MAKE UP OWED ASSIGNMENTS (see missing assignments on Jupitergrades)

  • Wednesday, March 25th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #2 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #2 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, you can press the "raise your hand" button. You can also write a message to everyone, but please keep your messages appropriate for class.

    2.) Mini-Lesson: HW Reminders: Vocabulary List #10 flashcards and "gratitude" vocabulary story due today before midnight (upload on Juno Doc). Assignment due Sunday: Read Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
    ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about future Zoom Classes (next day and time will be sent out via jupitergrades). You will use the same Meeting ID that I provided for every future class. Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments. Reminder: All work will continue to be posted on msconn.net and jupitergrades.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) determine the zoom and class requirements IOT (in order to) be successful in online learning. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus? (you may go to these news sources: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. While you FOCUS ON GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions or report on just the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.
  • Tuesday, March 24th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: Read the instructions e-mailed to you on Jupitergrades.

    2.) Work Period: Work on the homework assignments due this week. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus? (you may go to these news sources: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. While you FOCUS ON GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions or report on just the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.

    3. Reflections: Famous inspirational words: "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul" (William Ernest Henley). "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (Helen Keller).

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) define new vocabulary words IOT (in order to) determine the meanings and utilize the words in their writing. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on JUNO DOC before midnight):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus? (you may go to these news sources: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. While you FOCUS ON GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions or report on just the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (upload the answers to the Act I questions on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • READ Act I of Death of a Salesman (up to p. 51--in the right hand corner you will see the page #)
  • ANSWER the Act I Questions for Death of a Salesman. Upload your answers on Juno Doc before midnight on Sunday, March 29th.
  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #1 (invite is on jupitergrades) at 12pm! This counts as class participation for today! Listen to Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #1 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).

    2.) Mini-Lesson: See TODAY'S AGENDA: Vocabulary List #10. Introduce vocabulary words from List #10--review pronunciation of each word, parts of speech and definitions. Introduce HW (flashcard requirements and vocabulary story requirements).

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about future Zoom Classes (next day and time will be sent out via jupitergrades). You will use the same Meeting ID that I provided for every future class. Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments. Reminder: All work will continue to be posted on msconn.net and jupitergrades.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters" (Epictetus, Greek philosopher). "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" (Viktor Frankl). "Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength" (Mahatma Gandhi).

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) define new vocabulary words IOT (in order to) determine the meanings and utilize the words in their writing. DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (before midnight):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. 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 on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus? (you may go to these news sources: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. While you FOCUS ON GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions or report on just the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Wednesday, March 25th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • Friday, March 13th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Death of a Salesman
  • Show yesterday's classwork assignment (interview or comic strip) and receive on-time credit.
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify important and relevant themes of the American Dream and parental expectations IOT (in order to) prepare to read Death of a Salesman. UPDATE: ALL WORK WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK (stay tuned!). YOU WILL LEARN, AND WE WILL TEACH YOU! STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY! :-)
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • TODAY'S CLASSWORK (due by the end of class): CHOOSE ONE.
    1. Interview: Imagine you are going back in time to the 1800's as a reporter who will interview a slave OR a slave master. Write 1-2 pages of an interview in which you ask questions that address the 5 W's and 1 H (who, what, when, where, why and how) to a slave OR a slave master. You must provide their answers as well.
    2. Comic Strip: Identify six main events of the plot of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Create six visual depictions (images) with a one-sentence caption for each.
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose a creative representation of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass IOT (in order to) depict the realities of the slave experience. N/A
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show all owed work (TODAY is the last day of the 1st marking period!).
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) compare and contrast the film Twelve Years a Slave to The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass IOT (in order to) understand the accurate portrayal of the slave experience. N/A
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • You may use the Questions for Douglass' Narrative (show your answers for HW) and your notebook to take today's exam.
  • Make up owed work (tomorrow is the last day of the 1st marking period!).
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) identify key details in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass IOT (in order to) understand the text as a whole. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:
  • Make up all owed HW (it's the last day of the 1st marking period!)! See previous days' assignments.
  • Monday, March 9th, 2020:
  • Do Now: Do the following tasks: Copy down List #9 (word parts) in your LS section. Identify words that you know that contain those word parts.
  • Discuss/Share: Choose new table captains. Captains will share answers for their tables.
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA: List #9
  • Work on the Questions for Douglass' Narrative
  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) define prefixes, root words, and suffixes IOT (in order to) determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases. DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:
  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • Make up all owed HW (it's the last day of the 1st marking period!)!
  • Friday, March 6th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Work on the Questions for Douglass' Narrative
  • How can we prepare for an upcoming exam on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TODAY (during class time), FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:
  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS (YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAY ON JUNO DOC (on jupitergrades) BY YOUR CLASS PERIOD TODAY! It will be -10 points each day late): You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE THIS COMING TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we continue composing an essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:
  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS (YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAY ON JUNO DOC (on jupitergrades) BY YOUR CLASS PERIOD ON THIS FRIDAY. It will be -10 points each day late): You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020:
  • SAT
  • Work Period: Work on composing the body paragraphs of your essay (follow the outline).
  • How can we continue composing the thematic essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:
  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS (YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAY ON JUNO DOC (on jupitergrades) BY YOUR CLASS PERIOD ON THIS FRIDAY. It will be -10 points each day late): You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we begin composing an essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:
  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!
    4.) Review VOCABULARY (look at previous vocabulary lists and check out SAT Vocabulary Lists). Remember, when you see words that you don't know, use your prior knowledge of other languages (Spanish and French) to help you figure out the meaning of the words and determine if the words have a positive or negative connotation.

    ***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!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS (YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAY ON JUNO DOC (on jupitergrades) BY YOUR CLASS PERIOD ON THIS FRIDAY. It will be -10 points each day late): You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW (vocabulary flashcards) and upload the vocabulary story on Juno Doc.
  • How can we enhance our vocabulary acquisition? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:
  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!
    4.) Review VOCABULARY (look at previous vocabulary lists and check out SAT Vocabulary Lists). Remember, when you see words that you don't know, use your prior knowledge of other languages (Spanish and French) to help you figure out the meaning of the words and determine if the words have a positive or negative connotation.

    ***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!

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Friday, February 28th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Questions to Prepare to Write an Essay on Frederick Douglass' Memoir
  • How can we prepare to write an essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:

  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!
    4.) Review VOCABULARY (look at previous vocabulary lists and check out SAT Vocabulary Lists). Remember, when you see words that you don't know, use your prior knowledge of other languages (Spanish and French) to help you figure out the meaning of the words and determine if the words have a positive or negative connotation.

    ***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!

    DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Thursday, February 27th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare to write an essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:

  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!
    4.) Review VOCABULARY (look at previous vocabulary lists and check out SAT Vocabulary Lists). Remember, when you see words that you don't know, use your prior knowledge of other languages (Spanish and French) to help you figure out the meaning of the words and determine if the words have a positive or negative connotation.

    ***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!

    DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Thursday, February 27th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare to write an essay on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:

  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!

    ***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!

    DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.

    DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • EXAM on The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It will be multiple-choice questions based on these Questions for Douglass' Narrative (the answers are also DUE ON THIS DATE). Bring a #2 pencil. It will be 25% of the 1st marking period.
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show owed HW
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters 9, 10 and 11 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:

  • YOU WILL BE TAKING THE SAT! Here are some helpful resources to prepare for the SAT:
    1.) SAT Practice Test--this is a full SAT (from the College Board). Use it to practice for the real one!
    2.) Prep Factory: Free Test Prep resource
    3.) Khan Academy: You can learn anything you want here for free!

    ***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!

    DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 6th:

  • THEMATIC ESSAY ON THE NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLAS: You will write an essay on one of the following essay questions (choose only one): What were significant experiences of enslavement and empowerment in Frederick Douglass' narrative? How can people living today learn from Frederick Douglass' journey from enslavement to empowerment? 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 JUNO DOC 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 1st marking period. You MUST upload your essay on JUNO DOC by your class period on Friday, March 6th. It will be -10 points each day late.
  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: T-Charts for Chapters 9, 10 and 11
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters 9, 10 and 11 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.
  • Monday, February 24th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8
  • How can we effectively review and enhance our vocabulary skills? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th:
  • Read chapters 9, 10 and 11 (the last chapters) in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS on Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8. Put the word and part of speech (verb, adjective, noun or adverb) on the front of each flashcard. Put the definition and an original sentence on the back of each flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using Vocabulary List 7 and Vocabulary List 8.. Write an original story on any topic/theme/idea taken from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. You must use all of the vocabulary words listed above. You may write fiction or non-fiction. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC before your class period. If it's after your class period, it will be half credit.
  • Friday, February 14th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Chapters 1-8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How can we engage in discussion on chapters 1-8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th:
  • Read chapters 9, 10 and 11 (the last chapters) in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, February 13th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters 6, 7 and 8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th:
  • Read chapters 9, 10 and 11 (the last chapters) in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Wednesday, February 12th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters 6, 7 and 8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
  • Read chapters 6, 7 and 8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Show HW: T-Charts for Chapters 3, 4 and 5.
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters 3, 4 and 5 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE THIS COMING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
  • Read chapters 6, 7 and 8 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Monday, February 10th, 2020:
  • Do Now: Do the following tasks: Copy down List #8 of SAT vocabulary words in your LS section. Identify definitions of words that you know. Determine positive or negative connotations for all words.
  • Discuss/Share: Choose new table captains. Captains will share answers for their tables.
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we acquire new vocabulary through context and visual cues? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th:
  • Read chapters 3, 4 and 5 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...
  • Friday, February 7th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • THIS IS FOR CLASSWORK CREDIT: Fishbowl Discussion Questions on Chapters 1 and 2
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters I and II in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE THIS COMING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th:
  • Read chapters 3, 4 and 5 in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose three T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, February 6th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How can we identify and analyze enslavement and empowerment in chapters I and II in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th:
  • Read chapters I and II in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Compose two T-Charts (one T-Chart for each chapter) on evidence (two quotes on ENSLAVEMENT and one quote on EMPOWERMENT) and analysis (one-two sentences explaining each quote). Here's an example empowerment quote: "She (Frederick's mother) made her journeys to see me in the night..." (p. 2). You MUST use the following sentence starters for the analysis: This is significant because..., This clearly demonstrates that..., This is strong evidence because...

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Introductory Paragraphs of Frederick Douglass Close Reading
  • How can we analyze mental enslavement in the introductory paragraphs in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
    Complete today's classwork questions in your LA section of your notebook:
    1.) What tools do human beings use to endure difficulties?
    2.) What are the effects of some people having great riches, while others live in extreme poverty?
    3.) How does dehumanization leave a person powerless?
    4.) When good things happen to people, is it because they deserve it or is it chance/luck?
    5.) How does education give us power?
    6.) What empowers people in a society?
    7.) How do people justify wrongdoing to others?
    8.) What does it mean to be a human being (as opposed to being an animal)?
    9.) Why is it important to read a slave narrative in the year 2020?
    10.) How are people enslaved today in NYC in 2020? How are people empowered today in NYC in 2020? How can you compare/contrast enslavement and empowerment today to the 1800's (during slavery)?
  • How can we prepare to read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020:
  • Do Now: Do the following tasks: Copy down the new list of SAT vocabulary words in your LS section. Identify definitions for words that you know. Determine positive or negative connotations for all words.
  • Discuss/Share: Choose new table captains. Captains will share answers for their tables.
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW/Friday's classwork.
  • How do we acquire new vocabulary through context and visual cues? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Friday, January 31st, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion (answers to the questions are due on Monday)
  • What are essential steps we need to take in our college preparation? Due MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd:
    Answer the following classwork questions in your CP (College Prep) section of your notebook:
    1. What do you believe you should focus on this semester in order to best prepare you for college?
    2. What are your goals for this semester in English and the remainder of high school?
    3. What are your long-term college and career goals? What would you like to learn in high school to better prepare you for your long-term college and career goals?
    4. Have you started to prepare to take the SAT or ACT? If so, explain your SAT/ACT preparation. If not, why not?
    5. How do you think college is different than high school? Have you had personal experience in a college class or have you heard about college classes? Explain.
    6. Many colleges require a personal essay for their application. Your essay should highlight your uniqueness, special experiences and/or overcoming adversity. What do you think you'll write about in your essay and why?
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW (your resume and class supplies with five labeled sections: DNA, LA, LS, CP, and HW, and a folder) and Classwork (college list of 10 colleges and one fact that interests you for each college).
  • How can we evaluate our own resumes and prepare for our future? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Resume Worksheet
  • How do we compose our own resumes? Due TOMORROW, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th:
  • Class Supplies: Bring in a notebook/binder you are using for this class with LABELED, DIVIDED SECTIONS: Do Now's and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), College Prep (CP), and Homework (HW). Bring in a FOLDER as well.

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

  • COLLEGE LIST: Write a list of 10-15 colleges that interest you. Include a fact that interests you about each college (examples: major in computer science, distance from New York City, college sports, etc.). This will be due at the end of class (counted as classwork).
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How do we compose our own resumes? Due THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th:
  • Class Supplies: Bring in a notebook/binder you are using for this class with LABELED, DIVIDED SECTIONS: Do Now's and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), College Prep (CP), and Homework (HW). Bring in a FOLDER as well.
  • RESUME: Bring in or e-mail your resume (you can e-mail me at hconn@schools.nyc.gov BEFORE OR DURING the DO NOW of YOUR CLASS PERIOD ONLY). If you e-mail me your resume, then please write your full name and class period in the subject. You should follow one of the formats of the Sample Resumes. Your resume MUST be ONE PAGE only. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to TYPE your resume.