Week of Oct. 12-16

Do Now: parallel text structures (what are they? identify them. Why are they used? How can you use them in your own writing?) 
Grammar: nouns: abstract, concrete, collective, compound, subject, predicate, and object nouns quiz Tue/Wed. 
Begin prepositions: identify them, use them in sentences 
Literature: “Retrieved Reformation” pages 42-50 in textbook 
draw label plot diagram, label parts of the plot from the story, look at William Sydney Porter’s background; how was his writing influenced by actual events? Why did he choose to use a criminal as the protagonist? What would his purpose be? 
Read the story “After Twenty Years” by O’Henry. Compare the characters and ironic twist with “Retrieved Reformation” version. Quiz on story will be Friday and Monday of next week.  
Article of the Week number one is due Oct. 15/16th. Make sure to refer to your directions to complete all components.  

Week of Oct. 5-9

Nouns: subject, predicate, object, abstract, concrete, compound, and collective 
Article of Week #1: due Oct. 15/16 
Read Play: “The Spider Curse” analyze literary elements: characterization, plot, vocabulary, irony, and symbolism 
Read short story “Retrieved Reformation” pages 42-50 in textbook by Wed.Thur. reading check will be given 
Book Fair: Wed. and Thur. in the library (bring money if you’d like to purchase) 
Field trip to Poe Museum form is due by Oct. 8/9 

Week of Sept. 28th through Oct. 2nd

Webquest-webinar research about internment camps  
*take interactive quizzes 
*interactive word search using internment camp vocabulary 
Nouns: types of nouns-interactive grammar practice 
visit three grammar links on the laptops 
practice your grammar skills-receive immediate score 
Wed/Thur-quiz on Summer reading novel Manzanar 
Thur/Friday-vocabulary 2 quiz 
Thur/Friday-Project due on Manzanar 

Week of Sept. 21 through Sept. 25

Complete library orientation/student login ID. 
Return Vocab. one quiz/return Dawn of New Day essays 
Look at and discuss common mistakes made in the essays 
Farewell to Manzanar: Connection Project due Oct. 1/2 
Extension Groups about Manzanar: family dynamics, setting, therapy, racism, defiance, domestic violence, audience, point of view, and teen culture 
Review puzzle about the book for prizes 
Video clip: tour of Manzanar camp 
Journal Writing: 3 facts about the book, 2 questions you have about Manzanar, 1 thing you would to know more about internment camps 
Begin Vocab. 2 
compound and collective noun practice, create own collective noun