M. Musso-Advanced Composition Fall 2011

Welcome to Ms. Musso's Advanced Composition course!

On this page you will find a daily agenda of topics covered in class,  daily homework assignments, and information about upcoming tests and due dates. Please check this site on a regular basis to ensure you are up to date with your assignments. If you are absent, you should check this page before you return. You are responsible for any information missed! I am looking forward to a great year with you at CHS!

Monday, August 15, 2011


 Develop organized, coherent paragraphs that include the following: topic sentences, logical sequence, transitional words and phrases, appropriate closing sentences, parallel construction where appropriate

Extend basic and technical vocabulary using a variety of strategies, including use of context clues
Develop complex compositions using writing processes, including, selecting topic and form, determining purpose and audience, prewriting,  drafting, conferencing,  revising for content and structure based on feedback,  proofreading/editing to improve conventions of language

1. Bell work: Vocabulary "Words in Context" Handout

2. GLE and WRAP format constructed response notes

3. Lesson Starter Handout 1--organization in writing


1. Buy supplies (see course syllabus for list)

2. Complete "I am" poem and visual to be turned in tomorrow

3. Complete today's handout if not completed in class

4. Study for quizzes Friday

5. Bring SSR book to class!


Friday, August 12, 2011


1. Bell work: Journal Entry

2. Discuss Summer Reading assignment

3. Work on "I am" poem and complete visual assignment

4. Issue textbooks

5. Begin presentations of "I am" Poem


1. Have parent packet documents signed and return to me (homeroom only)

2. Buy supplies (see course syllabus for list)

3. Complete "I am" poem and be ready to present on Monday

Thursday, August 11, 2011


1. Bell work: Find seat assignment and complete student information cards

2.  Review syllabus and course expectations

3. See examples of positive and negative classroom behavior

4. Class partner selection and Ice Breaker Bingo

5. Introduce "I am" poem assignment

6. Begin working on "I am" poem assignment


1. Have parent packet documents signed and return to me (homeroom only)

2. Buy supplies (see course syllabus for list)

3. Bring picture(s) or image(s) for "I Am Poem"