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November 1-5, 2004

Monday, November 1

Tuesday, November 2

Wednesday, November 3

Thursday, November 4

  • Proposal Assignment: Due Monday, November 8
  • Informational Texts: Shakespeare's Life and Theater (pp. 776-780 in text)

Friday, November 5

November 8-12, 2004

Monday, November 8

Tuesday, November 9

  • Counselors: SEOP Visit

Wednesday, November 10

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act I, Scene1
  • Distribute/Organize Study Guide

Thursday, November 11: Veterans' Day

Friday, November 12

November 15-19, 2004

Monday, November 15

Tuesday, November 16: Bring (30-40) Blank Note Cards!

Wednesday, November 17: Note Cards due Next Tuesday!

Thursday, November 18

  • Romeo and Juliet: Video Review (3 versions) of the Balcony Scene
  • Assignment: Write a paragraph explaining which version of the scene you prefer and why. How do the versions differ and what is the effect of those differences? Why does the one you prefer carry the intent of the scene better than the rest? Does seeing the performance help give meaning to the words?
  • Turn in the assignment before leaving class.

Friday, November 19

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scenes 3 and 4

November 22-26, 2004

Monday, November 22

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scenes 5 and 6
  • The Un-Quiz for Act II
  • Update Study Guide
  • Copy/Translate Memorization

Tuesday, November 23

Wednesday, November 24

  • No School

Thursday, November 25

  • No School: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 26

  • No School

November 29-December 3, 2004

Monday, November 29

Tuesday, November 30: Research Outline Due!

Wednesday, December 1

Thursday, December 2

Friday, December 3

December 6-10, 2004

Monday, December 6

  • Romeo and Juliet: Video Review of Capulet's Tizzy
  • Read Act IV, Scenes 1, 2, and 3

Tuesday, December 7: Research First Draft Due!

Wednesday, December 8

Thursday, December 9: Sonnets due!

  • Computer Lab: Title Pages/Works Cited for Research Papers
  • Sonnet Evaluations

Friday, December 10

  • Romeo and Juliet: Act V, Scenes 1 and 2
  • Almost done!

December 13-17, 2004

Monday, December 13: Research Paper due!

  • Final Draft of Research Paper due!
  • New Seats
  • Review Quotes from Play
  • Finish Romeo and Juliet: Act V, Scene 3
  • Finish and Submit Study Guide

Tuesday, December 14

  • Romeo and Juliet: Video Review of Act V
  • Finishing Touches

Wednesday, December 15

Thursday, December 16

  • Romeo and Juliet Final Exam

Friday, December 17

  • Essay on Romeo and Juliet
    (Go to the bottom of this page to see the essay prompt.)

December 20-24, 2004

Monday, December 20

  • Shakespeare Project Due!
  • Return Research Papers/Grades
  • "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  • In-class Assignment

Tuesday, December 21

  • Romeo and Juliet Tests: Review
  • "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote

Wednesday, December 22: Last Day of School This Year!

  • "A Christmas Memory" in-class assignment
  • Return Old Assignments
  • Turn in Late Work!

Thursday, December 23

  • Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 24

  • "All is calm. All is bright."

January 3-7, 2005:Welcome to 2005!

Monday, January 3

  • Some Sad News
  • Due Dates and Term Reminders: Term Ends January 13th
  • Accelerated Reader Points due January 11th
  • Begin Short Fiction Unit: Literary Terms/Notes

Tuesday, January 4

  • Write down and keep vocabulary words & definitions (p. 297)
  • "The Lady or the Tiger?"
  • In-class Assignment: "Your Verdict" Paragraph

Wednesday, January 5

  • Elements of Plot: Exposition, Complication, Climax, Resolution
  • Conflict: Internal/External (+ 5 types)
  • In-class Assignment: Diagram the plot of a well-known story.

Thursday, January 6

Friday, January 7

January 10-14, 2005

Monday, January 10

Tuesday, January 11: Accelerated Reader Points Due Today!

Wednesday, January 12

  • Return grade printouts with parent signature
  • Last chance for missing work: Turn it in now!
  • Review Elements of Fiction Notes: The Twilight Zone Assignment
  • Return Assignments from Second Term

Thursday, January 13: Last Day of Second Term

Friday, January 14: "Quality Teaching Day"

  • i.e., Teachers sit in meetings all day
  • No school for students

"Did I miss anything?" This is the most annoying question students who have been absent can ask. My usual sarcastic reply is something like this: "Oh, heck no! We knew you were gone, so we just sat around all day and looked at each other. You don't really think I'm going to assign work on a day you're not here, do you?" So, in order to keep everyone (students and their parents) apprised of what exactly is going on each day in class, I am going to put it here. Check back often!

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