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Shires 2nd  ¼ Calendar

  Date and Topics                  

Day 1 10/9 & 10/10 2nd ¼ Expectations-- Syllabus and Calendar. Assign Lateral Research Project-- * Due October 25/26. Research and Bibliography Notes. Revision skill-- p. 535, p. 953, p. 866

Day 2 10/11 & 10/12 Telling Sentence Clarifications-- TS: I couldn't believe my eyes. Assign & discuss Poetry Scrapbook-- * Due November 8/9. Dog's-Eye View-- Story from dog's perspective.

Day 3 10/13 & 10/16 TAAS Card Reading. Fragments [group work]. Circle Poem-- {Circle Poem goes in scrapbook}-- Connect Ideas. Work on project if time allows

Day 4 10/17 & 10/18 TAAS Chain of Events-- Fill in events of chain. TAAS Reading. Report on Project Progress.

Day 5 10/19 & 10/20 Poetry Supermarket-- Evaluate and respond to poems. {poetry supermarket: complete packet in scrapbook}. Choose a poem for Memory Recital. Performances due November 6/7.

Day 6 10/23 & 10/24 TAAS Card Reading. Final Research Report. Il Postino clip (Metaphor)-- {Experience poem goes into scrapbook}


*** Practice TAAS ***

Day 7   10/25 & 10/26 Point of View Shuttle Pictures-- tell about event from 2 perspectives. Telling Sentence-- "Being in love is great." Extended Metaphor Poem-- {Extended Metaphor goes in scrapbook}

Day 8 10/27 & 10/30 *Completed Research Project Due ** Turn in Synectic Challenge ** Main Idea-- Notes and discussion. TAAS Main-- Idea magazine pictures. Poetry Is Always Music-- {Music Notes go in scrapbook}.  {Impressionist poem goes in scrapbook}

Day 9 10/31 & 11/1 5-Step Writing Process-- Take notes on advanced organizer. Telling Sentence-- TS: TBA. Poem Based on picture-- {Picture Poem goes into scrapbook}

Day 10 11/2 & 11/3 Autobiographical Incident-- (p. 951 Prewriting and Drafting). Follow standards on p. 948-- Review pages 948 to 950. Practice Poetry Recital-- "Eve of St. Agnes" (as a class). {Response to evaluation goes into scrapbook}

Day 11 11/6 & 11/7 Poetry Recital-- {Graded Recital belongs in scrapbook}. Of Mice and Men-- Read Chapter 1. Quiz over 5-Step Writing Process. Assign Steinbeck Project-- * Newsletter due Dec 8/11

Day 12 11/8 & 11/9 *Poetry Scrapbook Due ** Turn in Poetry Scrapbook ** Essay: Drug Legalization. Prewriting: Innies & Outies discussion group. Complete prewriting & drafting

Day 13 11/10 & 11/13 Telling Sentence-- TS: TBA. How to pick your nose…-- Complex Written Directions. Of Mice & Men-- Quiz on Ch. 1. Revise rough drafts-- Clean up & proofread.

Day 14 11/14 & 11/15 Edit and Publish Essay-- Turn in final copy and draft. Of Mice & Men-- Read chapter 2. Theme graphic.

Day 15 11/16 & 11/17 How to grade an essay-- Essay Evaluation Stations. TAAS Card Reading.            Of Mice and Men-- Read Chapter 3. Quiz over Chs. 2 & 3


***Thanksgiving Break***

Day 16 11/27 & 11/28 Run-ons. Point of view in Of Mice & Men-- Advanced Organizer graphic over characters and themes.

Day 17 11/29 & 11/30 Of Mice and Men-- Read Chapters 4, 5 and 6. Respond to story.

Day 18 12/1 & 12/4 Watch movie version Of Mice & Men-- Compare/contrast to book

Day 19 12/6 & 12/7 Of Mice & Men Exam *** 1 Major Grade ***

Day 20 12/8 & 12/11 Steinbeck Newsletters Due *** 2 major Grades *** Revision Skills-- In literature book

Day 21 12/12 & 12/13 Cushion Day-- Catch up for all classes. Sponge Activities-- Mad Gab; lateral thinking; Tribond

Day 22 12/14 & 12/15 Review for Final Exam-- Take a practice exam online-- Build your own study guide

Day 23 12/18 & 12/19 *Final Exam {Comprehensive} Exam grade-will be much more difficult than first ¼ final

Day 24 12/20 & 12/21 Extra day for completing assignments

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