August 29   

*Name tags and say your name
*Website and Classroom Expectations
*Play name tag in table groups
*Clock Partners

*Begin Two Voice Poem (models)


HW-Bring Classroom Expectations home and get it signed-due tomorrow


31       Tutorial

Classroom Expectations due

*Writer's Notebook #1

entry #1
How is your poem going? Are you thinking of things to write about with your partner? Explain why or why not.


*Continue work on Two Voice poem


*Share out 2 lines from your poem


HW-Work on your  poem

September 2  

*Writer's Notebook #1

entry #2

What did you learn yesterday from your student handbook lessons?

1st period:

*Student Activities and Services: Page 24
*Clubs, Assemblies, Athletic events, & Dances: Pages 24 &25
 *Student Services: Page 26
* Student Support Programs: Pages 27 &28

*Library/Media Center: Page 28
*Student Health Services: Page 30

2nd Period:​

*Schoolwide Values: Page 41
*Behavioral Expectation Matrix Intro Help students understand the terms, locations and expectations of students and staff: Page 42 
*Student Responsibilities & Expectations of Staff: Page 42


Finish Two-Voice poems with your partner


HW-Polish poem for Tuesday turn in




 Labor Day-No school 


7      

Two-Voice poem due 


Seating Chart


Essential Question: What is a narrative paragraph?


*Writer's Notebook #1

entry #3
What is a paragraph?

Debrief paragraph brainstorm as a whole class


How to Write a narrative paragraph

with Cornell notes


Narrative paragraph pre-write


HW-Complete narrative paragraph pre-write



9

Essential Question:

What is my writing process?


*Writer's Notebook #1

entry #4

What was easy about completing your narrative paragraph pre-write? What was difficult?


Discuss successes and challenges with the pre-write


Paragraph rubric


Write your narrative paragraph


Turn in your two-person poem


HW-Complete narrative paragraph


13

Narrative paragraph due

Essential Question: What is the Hero's Journey?


Writer's Notebook #1

entry #5:

Topic: What Makes a Hero? What does it mean to be a hero? What is your own definition?


What makes a hero?


Hero's Journey info


Read "The End of Eternal Spring" and Map the journey of Persephone


Hero's Journey- A Toy Story example

HW-Map out the Hero's Journey of one of your favorite movies-due next class

15 Tutorial: Club Fair


Share out movie maps in table groups


Essential Question: What information can help me better understand the Odyssey ? How?


Writer's Notebook #1

entry #6

Topic: Odyssey notes
The Odyssey-an introduction


Literary Tea Party

entry #7


HW: Read independently or explore info on the Odyssey and/or The Illiad online

Send interesting websites to Ms. Garrett

msgarrettonline@gmail.com



Assembly Schedule



19

Essential Question: 

What did I learn last class about the Odyssey that will help me better understand the story?


Take a picture of your Odyssey notes and your literary tea party info and put it in your notebook as entries #6 and #7

(see list of entries to the right)>>>>


Then, take selfie of you or use an avatar and put on your apps4pps account


Greek Myth: Names and Places-in table groups

entry #8

View Odyssey iBook

The Odyssey

Fagles Translation


Take a picture of Greek myth handout and put in Writer's Notebook #1


So far in Writer's Notebook #1


#1 How goes the poem?

#2 What did you learn from the handbook info?

#3 What is a paragraph? brainstorm

#4 How was it doing your narrative prewrite?

#5 What makes a hero?

#6 Odyssey notes

#7 Literary Tea Party

#8 Greek myth-names and places

21  Early Dismissal


Writer's Notebook #1

entry #9

Based on what you know so far, make a prediction about what will happen to Odysseus.


"Where in the World did Odysseus go?"video


Read "The Cicones" and "The Lotus Eaters"

What images can we use to represent those stories?

Listen to "The Cyclops"together 

(ibook-Fagles translation)


Notes on narrative paragraphs


*REREAD!

*Something has to happen

*Number 1-20 are always written out. Above 20, use numerals unless it is the beginning of a sentence. 

*Subject/Object pronouns

*Tell it in past tense,

stay in past tense

*Make sure to check capitalization

*Left align and indent

*Avoid second person "you"

*If you are going to have a title, center the title

23       Tutorial


Writer's Notebook #1

entry #10 Free write


Odysseus' challenges: A jigsaw:
*Aeolus

*Laestrygonians
*Circe
*Tiresias and the Underworld
*The Sirens
*Scylla and Charybdis
*Calypso
*Helios-The Sun God
*On the raft 


Find an image to represent your adventure and put it on the timeline as you and your partners summarize your adventure


27

Review, add to, and turn in Writer's Notebook #1


Hero's Journey:

mapping Odysseus' journey in the film


The Odyssey

the film


29           Tutorial


Continue

The Odyssey,

the film




October 3

Finish the film and the Hero's Journey map for Odyssey


Scenes from O Brother, Where Art Thou?


The Sirens

Lotus Eaters

The Cyclops


Submit Writer's Notebook #1


Set up Secret Life of Bees  folder

5         Tutorial

Four Little Girls

with Anthropological Wheel


7

Pass out books


How to use Notability


Secret Life of Bees

Chapter 1 and 2


HW-Finish reading chapter 1 and 2 for quiz on Tuesday

11

Quiz on chapters 1 and 2 SLB


Add timeline to SLB folder-write down brief summary of chapter 1 and 2 as a class

Timeline chap 1-7


Read chapter 3

as a class


Home narrative assignment



HW-Read chapter 4 and study for quiz on 3 and 4


Work on narrative



Bee Reading Work Sample

13         ​

Quiz on

chapters 3 and 4 SLB


Add chapter 3 and 4

to timeline

Read chapter 5

as a class


Elements of a story
Elements of Fiction
and Writing Resources


Read "Dingo de Mayo"
Plot out as a class

HW- Finish chapter 5

Read chapter 6


Study for quote

quiz on 5 and 6


Work on home

narrative by getting

10 moments written down


No school for students


Statewide Teacher

Inservice

18

Quiz on chapters 5 and 6


SLB Read some of chapter 7 as a class


How to Format Dialogue


Pick one of your moments and approve with me 


Plot out narrative


Begin writing


HW-Finish chapter 7
Work on narrative 

20

Read chapter 8 as a class and silently,

adding to your timeline 

SLB folder


Work on narrative
You should have a completed 1st draft before Monday


HW-Read chapter 9 and prepare for a quiz on 7-9


Work on Narrative

24

Pop up quiz on 7-9

Secret Life of Bees


Read chapter 10 


Passage work with values and author's craft


Values list


HW-Work on narrative/finish chapter 10


26

Review chapter 10


Read chapter 11 annotating 


HW-Read chapter 12


28

Add to timeline chapter 11 and 12


Work on narrative revision: strong verbs

Strong verb video

Editing and Checklist

(see writing resources-narrative checklist)


HW-Read chapter 13




November 1

Respond to the following in writing:

Why do you think Sue Monk Kidd wrote The Secret Life of Bees? What lessons/morals/ themes are shown? How are they shown? (character, setting, point of view, plot, etc.)

Review chapter 13

Read chapter 14 together


Continue gathering examples from SLB


Narrative due today


3

Lily's Values Essay-

the assignment


Symbol paper/author's craft-

the assignment


Planning your paper


Work on paper-planning and writing


HW-Work on your paper

4

Plan Day







8

Essay model-values

essay model-symbols


Essay checklist-paper copy

(also in Writing Resources)


Work on paper

Papers passed back


HW-Finish 1st draft of paper

9

Conferences

10

Conferences

11

No school-

Veteran's Day


15

Review models from last class and write


HW-Watch Kinds of Sentences video-link on Thursday


17

Work on paper

Kinds of Sentences frame

Conjunction handout

Kinds of sentences video


Continue working on paper and vary sentence structure


HW-Work on paper






21

Work on paper

Last day in class


HW-Work on paper

Lit analysis due Monday 11/28


23


Thanksgiving Holiday

24


Thanksgiving 

25


Thanksgiving Holiday



28

Mrs. Z teaches

House on Mango Street


See her website for more info

30

House on Mango Street


December 2

House on Mango Street




6

House on Mango Street

8

House on Mango Street

12

House on Mango Street

14

House on Mango Street


16

Snow Day



January 4

Kinds of sentences revisited: Watch video

Kinds of sentences Live

Kinds of sentences rewrite 


6

Writing workshop:

Work on papers or if you don't have papers to work on, write something new or revise something old


Only writing today all period


List of prompts to give you some ideas

25 Prompts for timed writing(mostly essay)


500 writing prompts for high school students

10

Review Elements of short story, annotating

Discuss elements

Debrief annotating

Review Plot Mountain

Go over How to Annotate

Read and annotate

"The Interlopers" by Saki

Discuss the theme (watch video) and evidence from the story of that theme


HW-Read "Snow" by Julia Alvarez, plot it out 


12

SNOW DAY

16

No school
MLK Jr. Day

17

SNOW DAY


​19

Review info about theme

(re-watch video from 10th, taking notes)


Work on homework story
Reread and annotate


Share out about homework story

Begin to read "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan


23     

Finish  annotating

"Two Kinds"


Get to theme-follow steps in video


Groups of three to get evidence for the theme your group chose

     

25       
Share out info on theme with evidence from "Two Kinds"

Final Review Questions:

Work on in class




27

Final review: Ask Ms. Garrett a question

30



31  FinalsFeb 1  Finals2   Finals

3

No school for students

Teacher Plan Day




Freshman English-First Semester

Writing Resources Link

​Honors Requirements



Ms. Garrett online