English 2 Honors: Schedule and Assignments

Monday, January 29

Reading check! 😊

Vocabulary: share your literary term examples from LAST week and vote!

Literature: complete discussion questions for chapters 6 and 7 and start reading chapter 8

 H.W. Please finish reading TEWWG, chapter 8. Be prepared for a reading check.

 Tuesday, January 30

Reading check! 😊

Writing: please respond to the prompt found on the documents page of my website

Literature: discuss chapter 8 and start reading chapter 9

H.W. Please finish reading TEWWG, chapter 9. Be prepared for a reading check. Also, please study for tomorrow’s literary terms #3 quiz.

Wednesday. January 31

Vocabulary: literary terms quiz #3

Literature: complete reading check questions for chapter 9 with a partner. Turn in your work when you are done. If you are absent, please visit the documents page of this website to get the questions. Also, trace Janie's journey by creating a list of places she has been/lived and record her emotional development at each stage (what is her attitude toward the search for love and/or identity at each stage?). If you are absent, please visit the documents page of this website for guidance with this assignment.

H.W. Please remember that tomorrow you will complete your schedule for next year. Please come to my portable and then we will all go to the Math Lab together. Please remember to bring ALL of your scheduling documentation with you tomorrow to turn in. Also, please read TEWWG chapters 10, 11, and 12 for Friday. Be prepared for a reading check on chapters 10, 11, and 12 on Friday. Also, please complete tracing Janie's journey.

Thursday, February 1: Scheduling in Math Lab!

All classes, all students: please meet in the Math Lab for scheduling!  

Literature: read chapters 10, 11, and 12  for tomorrow. Also, please complete tracing Janie's journey (the activity from yesterday in class).

H.W. Please finish reading chapters 10, 11, and 12. Be prepared for a reading check. Also, please complete tracing Janie's journey. If you were absent on Wednesday, please visit the documents page on this website for guidance for this assignment.

Friday, February 2

Reading check! 😊

Vocabulary: literary terms #4: please find or create original examples for the following literary terms: metaphor, metonymy, negative-positive, non-sequitur, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, and parallelism.

Literature: discuss chapters 10, 11, and 12 and Janie's journey so far.

H.W. Please read chapters 13 and 14. Be prepared for a reading check. Also, please find or create original examples for the following literary terms: metaphor, metonymy, negative-positive, non-sequitur, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, and parallelism.

Monday, February 5

Reading check! 😊

Vocabulary: share and vote!

Literature: discuss chapters 13 and 14 and start reading chapters 15 and 16

H.W. Please finish reading chapters 15 and 16. Be prepared for a reading check.

Tuesday, February 6

Reading check! 😊

Literature: complete discussion questions for chapters 15 and 16. Be sure to turn in your responses when you're finished. If you are absent, please visit the DOCUMENTS page of this website to get the discussion questions.

H.W. Please finish reading chapter 17. Be prepared for a reading check. Also, study for tomorrow’s literary terms quiz #4.

Wednesday, February 7

Reading check! 😊

Vocabulary: literary terms quiz #4

Literature: discuss chapter 17 and start reading 18

H.W. Please finish reading chapter 18. Be prepared for a reading check.

Thursday, February 8

Reading check! 😊

Literature: discuss chapter 18 and start reading chapters 19 and 20

H.W. Please finish reading chapters 19 and 20. Be prepared for a reading check.

Friday, February 9

Reading check! 😊

Literature: discuss chapters 19 and 20

Writing: work on outlines

H.W. Outlines are due Monday, February 12. Please print out your outlines before you arrive in class on Monday. Printer Emergencies only: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Monday, February 12

Writing: outline conferences with Mrs. Light for TEWWG Literary Analysis essay

Literature: in Springboard, start reading “How it Feels to be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston pp. 445-447. Please complete the “Second Read” questions  #1-5 pp. 447-448.

H.W. Please finish reading "How it Feels to be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston pp. 445-447 in SpringBoard and complete the "Second Read" questions #1-5 on pp. 447-448.

Tuesday, February 13

Writing: conference with Mrs. Light re: outlines

Literature: read article that reviews major events from the Civil Rights Movement. Then listen/read Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech." Then complete the writing assignment.

Link for MLK Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs OR http://www.teachertube.com/video/i-have-a-dream-speech-martin-luther-king-jr-video-20916

Link for MLK, "I Have a Dream" Speech: https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

H.W. Please finish the writing assignment. (Absent: please see documents page for the writing assignment instructions.)

Wednesday, February 14

Writing: conference with Mrs. Light re: outlines

Writing: work on first drafts (first drafts are due tomorrow) 

H.W. Please finish your first drafts. First drafts are due tomorrow. Please do NOT put your name anywhere on your first drafts. Print out your drafts before you arrive in class tomorrow. Printer emergencies only: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Thursday, February 15

Writing: peer review first drafts

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. Please work on final drafts.

Friday, February 16

Writing: work on final drafts

Period 2: class meeting!

H.W. Please complete your final drafts. Final drafts are due Wednesday, February 21. Remember that you will be required to turn in your outline and your first draft with your final draft.

Monday, February 19: Presidents’ Day! No school!

Tuesday, February 20: Westcoast Black Theater Troup Performances in MPR all class periods!

H.W. Final drafts of TEWWG essays are due tomorrow. Please be prepared to turn in your OUTLINES and FIRST DRAFTS with your final drafts. Final drafts WILL NOT be accepted without all documents. Also, please be sure that your textbook is in class with you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 21

Turn in the final draft of your TEWWG essays

FSA Testing: Writing, Tuesday, March 6 (Informational OR Argument)

Literature: in Springboard, read “Making Connections” and “Unpacking Embedded Assessment” p. 202. Also read “Rights and the American Dream” and “First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” p. 203. Answer questions #2 and 3, p. 204.

Literature: read “The Role of the Media in a Democracy” pp. 205-208 and complete Second Read questions #4-11, pp. 208-209

Writing: introduce informational article and editorial article assignments

H.W. Please finish reading the article “The Role of the Media in a Democracy” and complete Second Read questions if not completed in class.

Thursday, February 22

Literature: discuss “The Role of Media in a Democracy”

Writing: meet with your partner and decide on the topic for your informational article

Literature: in your Springboard, read “Examining Bias” pp. 227-228: with your group, create a visual to share/teach your type of bias with the class

H.W. In Springboard, please read “Facebook Photos Sting Minnesota High School Students” pp. 230-232 and complete Second Read questions 2-5, p. 232.

Friday, February 23

Literature: discuss “Facebook Photos Sting”: did you detect bias? What type of bias is present?

Literature: in your Springboard, read “Types of Slanters” pp. 234-235: with your group, create a visual to share/teach your type of slanters with the class

Vocabulary: rhetorical/literary terms list #5

H.W. In Springboard, read “Abolish High School Football” pp. 236-237 and complete Second Read questions #1-3, pp. 237-238. Also find or create original examples for the following terms: simile, stereotype, straw man, syllogism, symbolism, synecdoche, theme, transition, tricolon, and understatement.

Monday, February 26

Vocabulary: share your examples and vote!

Literature: discuss “Abolish High School Football”: what types of slanters did you detect?

Writing: work with your partner on your informational article

H.W. Please continue working on your informational article. Articles are due Wednesday, February 28.

Tuesday, February 27

Writing: work on completing your informational article with your partner

H.W. Informational articles are due tomorrow. Also, please study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #5.

Wednesday, February 28

Turn in your informational articles

Vocabulary: quiz on rhetorical terms #4

Literature: in Springboard, read “How to Read an Editorial” p. 240. Then, read “Facing Consequences at Eden Prairie High” pp. 241. Complete Second Read Questions 1-3 p. 242-3. Please note, you must complete the activity called “Working from the Text” pp. 242-243.

H.W. Please complete your reading of “Facing Consequences” p. 241. Also, please finish all Second Read questions and the “Working from the Text” activity pp. 242-243.

Thursday, March 1

Literature: discuss the article “Facing Consequences” using “Working from the Text” as a guide

Writing: review structure of an argument essay (claim, counterclaim, etc.)

Writing: begin writing your editorial

H.W. Continue working on your editorial essay.

Friday, March 2

Writing: continue working on your editorial essay

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms #6

H.W. Please finish writing your editorial article. Editorials are due Monday, March 5. Also, please find or create original examples for the following: pathos, personification, point of view, polysyndeton, protagonist, red herring, regionalism, repetition, sarcasm, and setting.

Monday, March 5

Turn in your editorial essay!

Vocabulary: share and vote!

Literature: introduction to Mark Twain and background for The Adventures of Huck Finn (Work in groups to review the Powerpoint presentations and answer the questions)

Literature: share and discuss responses to the Powerpoint presentation

H.W. Please read the article “Huckleberry Finn and the N-Word” using SOAPSTone to annotate the article. Please be prepared for a reading check! J Also, please write a response to this article. Responses must include whether or not you agree with the individuals who were interviewed within the article and an explanation as to why you agree or disagree. Responses can be handwritten or typed. All responses should be between 8-10 sentences in length. Also, please study for the rhetorical terms quiz #6. Remember that tomorrow is FSA Writing. Please report to your testing locations for periods 3 and 4!

Tuesday, March 6: FSA Writing, periods 3 and 4

Periods 1, 2, and 6: read article and study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz

Period 3: report directly to your testing location

H.W. Please read the article “Huckleberry Finn and the N-Word” using SOAPSTone to annotate the article. Please be prepared for a reading check! J Also, please write a response to this article. Responses must include whether or not you agree with the individuals who were interviewed within the article and an explanation as to why you agree or disagree. Responses can be handwritten or typed. All responses should be between 8-10 sentences in length. Also, please study for the rhetorical terms quiz #6. Remember that tomorrow is FSA Writing. Please report to your testing locations for periods 3 and 4!