AGENDA 9-30-14

1. Warm-Up #9 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #2 (SAT Word Bank) "capacious"

3. 1930s Timeline Project - Presentation (finish)

4. Of Mice and Men - Anticipation Guide/What is Your American Dream? (worksheet)

HW: Complete the Anticipation Guide worksheet. Purchase your Latin & Greek Workbooks.

AGENDA 9-29-14

1. Warm-Up #8 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #1 (SAT Word Bank) "cacophony"

3. 1930s Timeline Project - Presentation (continue)

HW: Purchase your Latin & Greek Workbooks.

AGENDA 9-24-14

1. Warm-Up #5 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #4 (SAT Word Bank)

3. 1930s Timeline Research Project - Continue...

HW: "To a Mouse" Poem - SOAPStone Worksheet and 1930s timeline project.

AGENDA 9-23-14

1. Warm-Up #4 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #3 (SAT Word Bank)

3. Group Project - 1930s Timeline (Prezi, Powerpoint, or poster)

4. iPad 2 research on your 1930s Timeline project with your group (Day #1)

HW: "To a Mouse" Poem - SOAPStone Worksheet (due Thursday) and 1930s timeline project research.

AGENDA 9-22-14

1. Warm-Up #3 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #2 (SAT Word Bank)

3. Intro to John Steinbeck - New class novel and powerpoint presentation

4. Take cornell notes in class from teacher's lecture

HW: "To a Mouse" Poem - SOAPStone worksheet (due Thursday)

AGENDA 9-19-14

1. Warm-Up #2 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day #1

3. Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket - Test

HW: No Homework

AGENDA 9-18-14

1. Warm-Up #1 (Focus: Sentence Correction/PSAT Prep)

2. Word For The Day Quiz #2

3. Finish "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" and Review answers from Interactive Reader (pages 3-29)

HW: Finish reading and complete the side margins/questions on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket"

AGENDA 9-17-14

1. Warm-Up Quiz! (Collect lessons 1-10)

2. Word For The Day #5 - "austere"

3. Read and discuss pages 3-29 of Interactive Readers (IR books)

4. "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" - review

HW: Finish reading and complete the side margins/questions on "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."

AGENDA 9-16-14

1. Warm-Up #10 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #4 - "atrophy"

3. Intro to "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" - Class Activity, Guess the Technology?

4. Read the short story "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" in the IR books - pages 3 -29

HW: Read and complete all side margins and questions in the IR books, pages 3-29.

AGENDA 9-9-14

1. Warm-Up #5 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #5 (Lesson 1) - "accolade"

3. In-class Writing Assessment (Essay #1 Common Assessment Essay) - Read article and answer the prompt.

HW: Summer reading assignments. Identity writing response (5 questions).

AGENDA 9-8-14

1. Warm-Up #4 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #4 (Lesson 1) - "anemic"

3. The Joy Luck Club - Review (continue)

4. Writing response on themes of "identity" in the novel.

HW: Summer reading assignments. Identity writing response (5 questions).

AGENDA 9-5-14

1. Warm-Up #3 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #3 (Lesson 1) - "abhorrence"

3. Library - Check out Literature and Handbook

4. Game Review - The Joy Luck Club (team game)

HW: Summer reading assignments.

AGENDA 9-4-14

1. Warm-Up #2 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #2 (Lesson 1) - "abstruse"

3. What's your favorite adage? SHARE and COLLECT

4. The Joy Luck Club Review Part Two (Worksheet Review)

5. Pass out Interactive Readers (Bring your student ID for the librarian tomorrow)

HW: Need parent/guardian signature on the last page of syllabus. Favorite adage paragraph write-up. Summer reading assignment (The Joy Luck Club due Friday, September 5th)

AGENDA 9-3-14

1. Warm-Up #1 (FOCUS: Commonly Confused Words)

2. Word For The Day #1 (Lesson 1) - "abridge"

3. The Joy Luck Club Review Part One

4. Cornell Notes

HW: Need parent/guardian signature on the last page of syllabus. Favorite adage paragraph write-up. Summer reading assignment (The Joy Luck Club due Friday, September 5th)

AGENDA: 9-2-14

1. Seating Cards

2. Welcome and Introductions

3. Class syllabus and expectations

4. Favorite adage assignment #1

HW: Need parent/guardian signature on the last page of syllabus. Favorite adage paragraph write-up. Summer reading assignment (The Joy Luck Club due Friday, September 5th)