August 28 All Periods

Sign in
Name plates and folders
Shout out names
Garrett intro

Icebreaker-Count Off
Show Franklin website

August 29  A Day

Hall Passes and folders

Classroom Expectations

(2 take aways and one wondering)

What do you know about your name? Do you like it? Why or why not? What are some nicknames you have had? 

Icebreaker #1-name tag

Explore my website
Take notes on classroom expectations and grading to study for Kahoot on Tuesday

Icebreaker: Questions list

August 30   B Day

Book talk some books

SSR with first quarter log

Opener: Life Story

Getting to Know You Survey

Google Classroom

CCE Syllabus

September 2

Labor Day

September 3   A Day



Period 2

*Front Cover: admin, Vision, Mission
*Franklin STRONG: page 2
*About FHS, Purpose: page 3
*We Believe: page 4
*School Maps: pages 5-8

Period 3

*Academic Information: Page 9
*Add/Drop: Page 9
*Grading System: Page 10-11
*PPS Diploma Requirements: Page 12
*Academic Integrity: Page 26

Today in class:

Kahoot on Classroom Expectations and Grading


Review info you wrote about your name and make additions, put in Classroom

"My Name is Esperanza" by Sandra Cisneros

"Pam, I am" by Ms. Garrett

More models

My name worksheet

September 4    B Day


8th-Scavenger Hunt


What is your passion? What do you love to do? Why? Be prepared to share out.

View "What If Money Were No Object" by Alan Watts

The career paths of my brother and I

"What Matters To You"
a survey

and How to use Kami

September 5    A Day

Name Game

More models

Name Poem:
"My Name is not..."

Add to your poem and type up and Submit in Classroom

Finished? Write a "My name is not...." poem

Name poems due in Classroom

tomorrow 9/6

September 6   B Day


6th-Scavenger Hunt


What is your passion? What do you love to do? Why? Be prepared to share out.

View "What If Money Were No Object" by Alan Watts

The career paths of my brother and I

"What Matters To You"
a survey

and How to use Kami

September 9    A Day

What are the characteristics of a story?

Elements of a Story-Plot

Highlighting activity on Plot:
Conflict: orange
Rising Action: yellow
Falling action: blue
Resolution: pink

Read "Thank You, Ma'm"

Plot out story​

Prep for textbook checkout:


September 10     B Day

Textbook Checkout

​6th: 9:53-10:25

8th: 2:30-3:15


Values Essay:
Values list
and Values frame

September 11   A Day

How does dialogue help us understand more about the characters? Go back and look at "Thank You, Ma'am"

How to format dialogue

Write your own dialogue

September 12    B Day


Focused Note Taking

Essay notes (blank)

Garrett's essay notes

​Continue values essay by filling out frame completely, using anecdotes as your support for topics

September 13    A Day

Elements of a Story: character

View Film 7:30-13:24

 "Two Kinds"​

Plot it out

Characterization Info on Elements of a Story handout and on frame

Words that describe character

Group activity with  characterization

September 16    B Day



​What to do next on your values essay

Ms Garrett's values essay

Work on creating your body paragraphs


Library Lesson #1

September 17    A Day


Review plot and characterization

View Wonder

September 18    B Day

6th period:

Library Lesson #1

8th Period:


​What to do next on your values essay

Ms Garrett's values essay

Work on creating your body paragraphs

September 19   A Day

Finish Wonder and go over info from notes, discussing plot, characterization

September 20     B Day


Review essay notes and summarize



Work on Introduction and Conclusion

Writing Scoring Guide: ideas and organization

September 23   A Day


What is important about place? Do you feel differently at home than at school? Why? Have you ever been to another town? state? country? How did being in those places make you feel? Why do you think that is?

​Elements of a Story:

How to Annotate

paper copy

"Reindeer Games"
and setting description

September 24    B Day


Use checklist to go over your paper and rewrite

September 25    A Day

Kahoot! Elements of a Story review

Continue with setting in "Reindeer Games"

Elements of a Story:

Review Elements of short story, annotating for theme

Go over How to Annotate

Read and annotate
"The Interlopers" (text) by Saki
Audio of "The Interlopers"

finish annotation and debrief

September 26   B Day


Values Essay due

Check PPS email

September 27   A Day

Review plot of Interlopers on Plot Map

​Adaptation of "The Interlopers"

Read and annotate "The Interlopers" (share out)

How to find the theme- a video

Theme activity: Making a claim and supporting it

September 30   B Day

Library Lesson #2

October 1     A Day


Watch Theme Video from last class and write steps for how to determine a theme on index card, then tape in folder

Theme paragraph: 

Complete "Interlopers" paragraph on template and type up

Theme paragraph template

Narrative Topics: Choose 4 and brainstorm the paper you might write

October 2     B Day

Narrative Writing
"The Danger of a Single Story" (3 minute cut)
Chimamanda Adichie

Begin narrative writing:
Choose a topic 
Plot out your story

Your personal narrative
assignment and models

October 3    A Day

​Theme with Mr. Oliver

October 4    B Day

Portland Book Festival

Elements of Fiction

Work on your narrative

October 7    A Day

Ta-nehisi Coates

Coming to Portland-

See Sunny for permission slips



Kinds of Sentences

Work on narrative rewrite

October 8    B Day


Narrative Writing Scoring Guide
Narrative Checklist

Work on narrative rewrite

October 9    A Day

Perks of Being A Wallflower

October 10    B Day

Personal Narrative due



Grade Check in

Work on....

  • Theme paragraph for "Raymond's Run" and submit
  • Work on narrative
  • Extended SSR
  • Other school work

October 11

No school for students

Statewide Teacher Inservice

October 14    A Day


Perks of Being A Wallflower

Begin Two Person Poem


"A Woman of Color"

"Teen Mothers"


"This is Us"
Categories from Two Person models

Write 15 lines using the categories we brainstormed about you

October 15   B Day

Pick up Aristotle and Dante

Career Day Info

Read Pages 1-35 and take notes


Homework: Study for Quiz on pages 1-35

October 16

Early Dismissal


October 17    A Day

Quiz on pages 1-35

Review pages 1-35

Read pages 36-56

Character quote activity


A and D Pages 36-66

October 18    B Day




A Field Guide to Awesome Friendships

Lifeboat assignment and assessments

Pass Back papers

October 21    A Day​

Summarize what happened in the story so far

Character quotes posters

Honors/Extra credit story

More on characterization

 Classwork/Homework: Read

A and D Pages 67-98

and use Steal Method of Characterization 

Quote Tracker

Work on individual lines for the two person poem

October 22   B Day 


Work on Lifeboat

October 23  A Day Tutorial

Share out STEAL Method quotes

Journal: What are some legal and non harmful actions or emotions men or boys are not allowed to commit or express? Why? What happens when men or boys commit certain actions or express certain emotions? Why do you believe this is the case? 

Podcast on Gender

Discuss ideas from your journal and from the Podcast

Lin Manuel Miranda reads

A and D Pages 99-132

Homework: Continue reading to page 132 and answer the questions

October 24  B Day Tutorial


Lifeboat presentations due

Work on individual lines for partner poem

October 25   A Day

Go over questions on pages 99-132

Review those pages

Symbol Pictionary

Discussion on symbols in

A and D

Symbol worksheet


Chapters 9 and 10
A and D pages 133-165

and look for symbols and what they represent

Work on individual lines for the two person poem due Tuesday

October 28    B Day


Counselors visit

October 29    A Day​

Review of symbols

Go over questions

Put together partner poems

Homework: Read A and D pages 166-198

October 30    B Day


Look over Protocols and get feedback

Growth Mindset Challenge

Complete Library Lesson #2 and turn in

October 31   A Day

Mr. Oliver teaches

Activity with pages 169-198


A and D pages 199-232

November 1

No school for students

Teacher plan/grade day

November 4     B Day


​Digital Technology lesson

How to calculate your GPA

November 5    A Day

A and D pages 235-266

November 6    B Day

November 7    A Day

A and D pages 267-294

November 8    B Day

November 11

Veterans' Day Holiday

November 12    A Day

 A and D 297-334

November 13    B Day

November 14    A Day

 A and D pages 335-end

November 15    B Day

November 18  A Day


November 19   B Day

November 20     A Day

Writing mini-lesson-Mr. Oliver

Work on Essay

November 21    B Day

November 22   A Day


November 25


November 26


November 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2      B Day

December 3     A Day

Mr. Oliver-Hero's Journey

December 4    B Day

December 5    A Day

Mr Oliver-Hero's Journey

December 6     B Day

December 9   A Day

Mr. Oliver-Hero's Journey

December 10    B Day

December 11    A Day

Mr. Oliver-Hero's Journey

December 12    B Day

December 13   A Day

Mr. Oliver-Hero's Journey

December 16    B Day

December 17    A Day

Odyssey Literary Tea Party

Where in the World Did Odysseus Go? 



December 18    B Day

December 19   A Day

Share out Jigsaw

Begin film of The Odyssey and track the hero's journey

December 20    B Day

January 6    A Day

The Odyssey-finish the film

January 7   B Day

January 8    A Day

The Odyssey

January 9    B Day

January 10    A Day

The Odyssey

January 13    B Day

January 14    A Day

The Odyssey

January 15    B Day

January 16    A Day

Finals review

January 17    B Day

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 21

All periods

January 22


January 23


January 24


Freshman First Semester

English on A Days in purple/CCE on B Days in orange

Ms. Garrett online