August 28

All periods

Sign in
Name plates and folders
Shout out names
Garrett intro

August 29   A Day

​Street Poets_


Syllabus and Classroom Expectations

(2 take aways and 1 wondering)

Technology/Class set up

Google Classroom


Password reset

Getting to Know You Survey

August 30

September  2

No school

Labor Day

September  3  A Day


Seating Chart

Field Trip Slips

Revisit brainstorm of your neighborhood: What are some words that describe your neighborhood?

Words that describe place

"Don't Go" poem and prewrite and "You're Gonna Miss" poems and prewrite

Poem assignment

Be prepared to share out 4+ lines

September  4

September  5   A Day


Finish poems-due in Classroom tomorrow

Honors or Extra credit:

If you finish, create an ode  from a neighborhood you know or one that is fictional. 

​Poems due tomorrow in Classroom

September  6

September  9   A Day

What is an essay?

free write and share out

Ms. Garrett answers your questions

Focused Note Taking

Review basic essay structure with notes

Favorite Place Essay Prewrite

Prewrite model

Essay models

Favorite place assignment

September  10

September  11  A Day Tutorial

Field Trip Info and Plan

Timed Write:

Favorite Place Essay

September  12

September  13  A Day

Type up Favorite Place Essay and put in Classroom

Writing Resources

  • Writing Scoring Guide

  • Essay checklist

  • Formatting a Paper for Ms. Garrett

Look over Neighborhood Project and begin work

September  16

September 17 A Day

Introduce Neighborhood Project

​FHS film-"Portland Expanding"

In the Heights opening night on Broadway

Prep for In the Heights

September  18

September  19  A Day

See In the Heights

a field trip

September  20

September  23  A Day


Answer more questions about the class(Garrett)

Write down two questions about In the Heights that you would like to ask your classmates or that you would like to discuss. Consider the theme/s of the play.

Speaking standard

In the Heights


PSAT booklets

Reflect on your participation in the discussion

SSR Survey


Living up the Street
Journal #1:
"Being Mean"

Work on Neighborhood Project

September  24

September  25  A Day

More Questions answered

Willamette Week 

"Neighborhood Wars"

Living up the Street
Journal #2:

Living up the Street
Journal #3

Work on Neighborhood Project

September  26  

September  27  A Day

Living Up the Street
Journal #4
"The Beauty Contest"

Work on Neighborhood Project

September  30

October  1   A Day


Neighborhood Project 

Grade Sheet

Work on projects

October  2

October  3   A Day

Gentrification in

Portland, Oregon

October  4

October  7   A Day

Finalize Project and submit in classroom

(15 minutes)

Neighborhood Presentations

Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Coming to Portland

See Sunny for permission slip

October  8

October  9   A Day



Lorainne Hansberry video

October  10

October  11

No school for students

Statewide Teacher Inservice

October  14   A Day


What do you remember about the video? Padlet

Lorainne Hansberry video

​Understanding Privilege:

Courageous Conversation Compass

October  15

October  16

Early Dismissal


October  17   A Day


​Defining Privilege

Able Body Survey

Privilege Examination Chart​ (due next Wednesday-be prepared to discuss)

October  18

October  21   A Day



Jay Smooth notes

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race"

Go over questions/notes

October  22

October  23  A Day Tutorial

Pick up Raisin in the Sun copies

Bias in advertising 
a partner activity

White Privilege Survey​

October  24

October  25   A Day

Privilege examination chart, white privilege survey and questions due

Use the information from your surveys and notes to generate topics and questions for discussion

Color Line

​Four Corners Discussion using the Compass

Speaking Standard Reflection

Begin Raisin in the Sun

Passage Tracker

October  28

October  29   A Day



View Raisin in the Sun Act 1 Sc 1

Talk about characters and settings in Act 1 Sc 1

Read Raisin Act I Sc 2

and add to tracking sheet

October  30

October  31  A Day

Work independently on setting/character sheet

Finish reading Act 1 Sc 2

View Act 1 Sc 2

​(30:20 to 54:58)

Continue with Tracker sheet

November  1

No school for students

Teacher plan/grade day

November  4

November  5   A Day



Raisin in the Sun:

Work independently on setting/character chart

Read Act 2 Sc 1

View Act 2 Sc 1 and 2


November  6

November  7   A Day


Continue viewing Act 2 Sc 1 and 2

Read Act 2 Sc 3 and Act 3

November  8


November  11

No school

Veterans' Day Holiday

November 12   A Day

SSR:  Read Act 3


View Act 3

​Conversations about the play and the theme

Theme notecards

​ Theme video

Setting posters

November  13

November 14   A Day


Paper Assignment

Carousel walk

Begin paper by brainstorming and filling out graphic organizer

November  15

November  18  A Day

Kinds of sentences and loose cumulative sentences

Rubric for paper

Speaking Standard Survey

Raisin paper: Type first draft and prepare to rewrite next classes

November  19

November  20   A Day

Embedding quotes and using transitions

How to Embed Quotes video

How to Embed Quotes handout

Work on paper

November  21

November  22   A Day

Survey for next year

Conventions: How to avoid run-ons and fragments, affect vs effect

Essay checklist

(see Writing Resources Page)

Work on paper

Paper due in Classroom on November 27th

November  25


November  26


November  27

Thanksgiving Holiday

November  28

Thanksgiving Holiday

November  29

Thanksgiving Holiday

December  2

December  3  A Day



Clybourne Park Due for honors-Be able to share with classmates your discoveries related to Raisin

How to use SOAPSTone

Video #1​

Video #2

Vanport Article using SOAPSTone

December  4

December  5   A Day

Pick up Persepolis
Background on Persepolis

Literary Tea Party

Key Players in Iranian History

Glossary of Terms

Timeline of Iranian History

December  6

December  9   A Day


Read Intro

Background on Introduction

Introduction Questions

Graphic Organizer Activity

​Read "The Veil" and " The Bicycle" and "The Water Cell" and answer questions for Wednesday

HW-Finish "The Veil" and "The Bicycle" and "The Water Cell" with questions

December  10

December  11   A Day


Finish Graphic Organizer activity

Go over questions for chapters 1-3

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown- Iran

Notes on Parts Unknown

HW-Read chapters 4-7
"Persepolis" "The Letters" and "The Party" "The Heroes"  and be prepared to discuss in class

Use these questions to prepare for the discussion

December  12

December  13   A Day


Finish Parts Unknown: Iran with notes

Discussion on

chapters 4-7

(small group to large group)

Read chapters 8 and 9 "Moscow" and "The Sheep"

HW-Read chapters 10-12  "The Trip" and "F14s" and "The Jewels"with questions

December  16

December  17   A Day


Go over questions for chapters 10-12

Open Mind and Graphic Story activity

Read chapters 13-15

 "The Key" and "The Wine" and "The Cigarette"

HW-Read chapters with questions

December  18

December  19  A Day


Finish  work on Open Mind/Graphic Story 

Read chapters 13-15 with  questions

Due 1/6

Share out Open Mind and Graphic Story

December  20




January 6   A Day

Discussion on Iran


Work on reading and questions

for chapters 13-19 with questions

January 7

January 8   A Day 


Circle: Goal for 2020


Discuss the book in small groups and share out

The movie

January 9

January 10   A Day

The movie

January 13

January 14   A Day




Argument on Persepolis
Argument Terms
Work on Argument graphic organizer for Persepolis

January 15

January 16   A Day


Today is a quiet work day


View video on argument

Work on Persepolis Argument Organizer

Prepare for a discussion on your argument

See me about grade questions

Study for other finals



Conference with individuals about grades


Work on a plan for our discussion

January 17

January 20

No school

Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

January 21

All Periods


​Argument video?

Study for Finals

January 22  Finals

4th-Philosophical Chairs on Persepolis Argument

​Go over Rubric

Put Argument plan in Google Classroom-due January 30th

January 23  Finals

January 24   Finals

Sophomore English-First Semester

Ms. Garrett online