Ms. Garrett online

January 21

No school-MLK Holiday

January 22

No school-Planning Day

January 23A

Pick up Bronx copies

New Seats and Passes

Review Classroom Expectations

What is poetry?

"Look" by Nate Marshall

The poetry of personal experience

Poetry Terms

*We Wear the Mask"

*Read Bronx Masquerade and fill out character chart

Bronx audio on YouTube

HW-Read to page 23 and fill out character chart

January 24B  Assembly

Clean out folders

Two Career Pathways share out

Work on Two Career Pathways-last day

Two Career Pathways Due

January 25A

"Zoom Out" Kealoha


Exit Ticket:
Make a prediction about what you think will happen in the next section. 
Share out

*Read Bronx p. 23-57 filling out character chart

*Beneath the Surface poem: 





*Beneath the Surface masks

*Words describing people

HW-Beneath the surface mask, poem, and pages 23-58 in Bronx with chart

January 28B


with dialogue journals

Forecasting Powerpoint

Four Year Plan and Sample

Four Year Plan

You fill out this one and submit in Classroom

AP Seminar

January 29A

"Average Black Girl" by Ernestine Johnson

More student models
Django and Nathan

Work on reading and character chart

Begin reading p. 58-81

Work on Beneath the surface poem and mask

HW-Read Bronx to page 82
Finish poem-due next class

January 30B 


Counselors in CCE

January 31A         Tutorial

Mask Due
Beneath the Surface poem due

"Knock Knock" by Daniel Beaty

"Knock Knock" text

Letter to....poem
assignment and 

Challenge with this poem: Alliteration

”Message to a Friend”(Bronx p. 43)

“A Letter to my Mother”
(Bronx p. 161) 

Teacher models:
Ms. McNeil
Mr. Drescher

Student Models

Descriptive Word List-see writing resources

Work on pre-write and then poem

HW-Read Bronx Masquerade p. 82-101 filling out character chart

Work on Letter to...Poem due Feb 6th

February 1B   Tutorial


Last day for Four Year Plan

Work on poems

Four Year Plan Due

February 4A

"Hell" by Talib Kweli

Review more poetry terms

Work on Letter to poem

HW-Work on Letter To...Poem and continue reading Bronx Masquerade and filling out the character chart

February 5B

Snow Day

February 6A         Tutorial

Letter to..... Poem due

Ben Payne at Verselandia "Shatter the Lies" 28:06

"Shatter the Lies" by Ben Payne (text)


When You Tell My Story poem:


Pre-Write 1

Pre-Write 2

Challenge with this poem:


HW-Continue reading Bronx and filling out character chart

Work on "When You Tell My Story" poem

February 7B         Tutorial



Teen Resume Guide

Resume Example

Purdue OWL Resume Help

Resume Rubric

Go to Library

February 8A

Forecasting-pink sheet


Louder Than a Bomb

Lots of Slam

February 11B


View Louder Than a Bomb

Work on resume-

due Friday

February 12A

"Shake the Dust" Anis Mojgani

Kahoot-round 1

Add on to poetry terms

Work on....

*When You Tell My Story poem (or other poems)

*Read Bronx and work on Character Chart

*Study for poetry test/

look up examples

HW-Read Bronx Masquerade and fill in character chart

February 13B


Work on resume

February 14A       Tutorial

When You Tell My Story poem due

Kahoot on Poetry Terms and examples-round 2

"Your Result" by Lauren Steele

'Your Result'
poem: assignment, text, and pre-write

 Other Models:

Ms. Perdue
Ms. Garrett

Choose poem for Cafe 

HW-Practice poem for Cafe 

February 15B         Tutorial

Resume Due


Verselandia 2018

Work on resume

February 18

No school-Presidents' Day

February 19A

Bronx Character chart due

Watch forecasting video

Share out 2 lines from one of your poems

HW-Finish Your Result poem and choose poem for Cafe

February 20B   

Early Dismissal: ACT


Word chart activity

February 21A

Your Result poem due

2nd: Verselandia 2017

3rd: Read stories and write theme paragraphs

February 22B

Twitter feed

Cafe Open Mic Assignment

Poetry Terms test


Continue Word Chart Activity on Connotation and Diction

February 25A

Diction and Tone:

Tone words

TPCasTT info- a Prezi

TPCasTT Cornell notes

"Nothing Gold Can Stay"
by Robert Frost

TPCastt Scaffolded​

How to TPCasTT: a video

February 26B

 Cafe Open Mic 2019

February 27A  Tutorial

TPCastt Practice

February 28B   Tutorial


March 1A

TPCastt assessment

March 4B

Counseling Visit

March 5A

Narrative Writing

March 6B

March 7A        Tutorial

Narrative Writing

March 8B         Tutorial

March 11A

Kinds of Sentences-LIVE! mini-lesson and review

Narrative Writing

March 12B

March 13A      Tutorial

Narrative Writing

March 14B        Tutorial

March 15A

Narrative Writing

March 18B

March 19A

Career Expo

March 20B

March 21A       Tutorial

Introduce Explain Everything

March 22B        Tutorial

April 1A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 2B

April 3A       Tutorial

Writing Portfolio Project

April 4B       Tutorial

April 5A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 8

No classes-Planning Day

April 9B

April 10A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 11B

April 12A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 15B

April 16A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 17B

April 18A        Tutorial

Writing Portfolio Project

April 19B       Tutorial

April 22A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 23B

April 24A         Tutorial

Writing Portfolio Project

April 25B        Tutorial

April 26A

Writing Portfolio Project

April 29B

April 30A

Romeo and Juliet

May 1B

May  2A         Tutorial

Romeo and Juliet

May  3B         Tutorial

May  6A

Romeo and Juliet

May  7B

May  8A       Tutorial

Romeo and Juliet

May  9B         Tutorial

May 10A

Romeo and Juliet

May  13B

May  14A

Romeo and Juliet

May  15B

May  16A      Tutorial

Romeo and Juliet

May  17B      Tutorial

May 20A

Romeo and Juliet

May 21B

May 22A      Tutorial

Romeo and Juliet

May 23B      Tutorial

May 24A

Romeo and Juliet

May 27

No school-Memorial Day

May 28B

May 29A

Romeo and Juliet

May 30B

May 31A

Romeo and Juliet

June 3B

June 4        All PeriodsJune 5        Finals June 6          Finals June 7      Finals