English I - Freshmen Honors

April 11-15-

Students are completing all pieces of Vocabulary Contract. UNIT TEST on Friday!

Spelling 3 list - quiz Friday

Choose a novel activity.   

April 4 - April 8

Round 2 of commonly Misspelled words.  We will do 4 rounds of 25.  Quizzes are on Fridays.

Students are continuing to work their way through the poetry contract which includes reading, analyzing, comprehending, memorizing and applying knowledge by writing a poem.

Extra credit is also available.


March 27- April 1

First 25 words of 100 most commonly misspelled words. Pre-test.  Quiz on Friday.

"I am" (2 poems)

Wed. - Discussed Poetry Contract - Time to work on Contract.

Friday - Spelling 1 quiz - Poetry contract work time.

Poetry Unit Test April 13. 

March 14, Monday

White 4-

Students completed the BIG vocabulary test over all 5 units.

Plus students reviewed for Short Story test to be given on Wednesday.


March 7-11 -

Still crazy week due to CSAP

On Monday, we read a Short story called "UNcle Marcos" and talked about types of characters.

Wednesday we read "The Necklace" and learned about characterization including a class activity.

Friday - We read Rules of the Game and discussed inferences and characterization.



March 1-4

Crazy week due to CSAP-

We completed a vocabulary quiz, watched a short story turned into a movie. 

Monday Feb. 28, 2011

Returned a bunch of papers.

Reviewed Figurative Language - Poetry Packet "The Road Not Taken"

Vocab 4-3 quiz. 

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Review individual CSAP scores.

Poetry unit in textbook starting starting on page 522, see Ms. Barron for more information


Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011

Vocab definitions collected and graded, paragraph due on Friday.

Figurative language discussion- personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.

Write a Figurative language poem about "Most Dangerous Game"

Review Story Most Dangerous game.

Collect Plot Chart for story.  Take Quiz over story.


Friday Feb. 12, 2011

Collected Vocabulary 4 paragraph - quiz on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Reviewed "The Cask of Amontillado" -Absent students need to complete questions 1-8 at the end of the story, quiz on Wednesday, Feb. 16

Class discussion regarding "Cask of Amontillado" and Plot structure.

Returned Animal Fam Test

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2011

Vocabulary 4 definitions

Write a minimum of 7 sentences explaining how to have a perfect snow day.  Grading criteria:  strong subjects, vivid verbs, organization shows most important to least important; paragraph includes descriptive details.

"Sonata for a Harp and a Bicycle" quiz

CSAP practice activities - fragments/subj -verb agreement

Homework - Read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe in textbook

Monday Feb. 7, 2011

Vocabulary unit 4 words given, definitions due on Wednesday.

Vocabulary paragraph will be due Friday , quiz Monday Feb. 14.

Spoke individually with students regarding "This I believe" essay.  Final copies due TODAY.

Late copies or those of absent studentswill be accepted no later than Wednesday.

Quiz for story "Sonata for a Harp and a Bicycle" moved to Wednesday.

-Sentence fragments/Subj/verb agreement CSAP activity.

Bring TEXTBOOKS to class. 

 Friday Feb. 4, 2011 - substitute teacher

Vocabulary Quiz 3

Animal Farm Test

Grammar Puzzle

Read Sonata for a Harp and  Bicycle in text for homework.

Collect  Final Copy of Essays and rough drafts.

Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz Unit 13

Lesson on MLA format and Following Directions - see school email account for information.

Completed p. 4 number 5 and page 6, all, in the Writing Alive Workbook 

Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

Review Vocabulary unit 1 - collect homework paragraph - Quiz on Wednesday

Complete p. 4-5 in Writing Alive

HOmework - Complete Grammar worksheet 

Second Semester  Beginning Jan. 4, 2011

Friday, Jan. 7, 2011

Vocabulary review - homework put 10 words into a paragraph

Quiz on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird."


 Wednesday, Jan.5, 2011

Vocabulary Unit - Quarter 3 - Unit 1

Write definitions, due on Friday.

Write a descriptive paragraph 7-10 sentences in length describing a memorable winter break moment.

Take Notes of Verbals and Verbal phrases.

Writing Alive book p. 2, 3,



Final Exam scheduled for Friday Dec. 17. 

Rough draft of essay due Monday, Final copy due Wednesday.


Sorry Busy week working on Literary Analysis essay on To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Monday Dec. 6, White 4

Review To Kill a Mockingbird Quote sheet.  Students should identify speaker of quote, to whom the person is speaking, what situation in the book and what is deeper significance might be to the plot or themes.

Begin essay which will be worked on in class. 

Friday, Dec. 3 White 4

Finish reviewing trial scene. 

Talk about important quotes in the book.

Handout of quotes.

Collect study guide questions.

Compound subjects and predicate worksheet, due MONDAY 

Wednesday, Dec. 1 - White 4

Review conjunctions worksheet; students are to complete for homework.

Discuss proper punctuation of quotation marks, complete worksheet, collected for assessment.

Collect study guide answers for chapters 16-22, chapters 23-26 due Friday.

In groups class reviewed trial of Tom Robinson and evidence and testimony.

Take MAJOR notes.


Monday Nov 29, White 4

Remind Students that the study guide for To Kill a Mockingbird chapters 16-22 are due on Wednesday.

Review orally the major plot elements for chapters 14-17

Complete Journal assignment:  Why did Atticus take the case?  Is the relationship between the siblings realistic?  Discuss. 

Friday, Nov 19 White 4

Time to work on Study Guide 

Wednesday, Nov 17, White 4

All Map projects are due.  Review and discussion of characters and town.

 Vocabulary review

Monday, Nov. 15, White 4

Discussion of Characterization in literature; examples from text 

Vocabulary Review

Friday, Nov. 12, White 4

Review Part 1 of the novel.  Review chapters 1-11 Vocabulary, assign chapters 12-14 vocabulary.  Read Chpt. 12-14 for Monday, complete study guide questions.

Time to work in pairs on Map Project, due on Wednesday  Nov. 17

Wednesday, Nov. 10, White 4

Quiz over Part 1 of Book

Assign pairs for Map of Maycomb, Alabama project. Project guidelines sent to student school email.  time to work in pairs.

Handout of Vocabulary for all chapters.

Complete 1-11 in vocabulary for review on Friday 

Monday, Nov. 8 White 4

Ms. Barron at committee meeting.  Class meets in the library.  Time for silent reading and for study guide completion.

Expect quiz on Wednesday over Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Study guide for chapters 1-11 due on Wednesday, minus chapters 4,5, 6,


Friday Nov. 5 White 4

Read chapters 8-9 for homework.

Reviewed chapters 4-7 in class.  Reviewed study guide.  Quiz on chapter 6

Vocab handouts.  for chapters 1-7

Preposition Handout 

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Journal 1 - TKM = Describe or relate your memory of one of your first days of school

or Explain superstions that you held as a child.  SHare with the class.

Discussion/Introduction to Novel

Computer lab:  Open email, find message and link to TKM study guide, work on chapters 1-3 study guide.

Homework:  Complete chapter 1-3 study guide and read chpt 4-7 for Friday.

Please note:  ALL DUE DATES For NOVEL READING are on the board in the classroom


Mon. Nov. 1, 2010

Disseminate TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD textbooks.  Assign chapters 1-3 for homework.

Adj/Adv worksheet

Collected "Short Stories." 

Friday, Oct. 26,  

Review Requirements for Short Story which is due on MONDAY.

Watch "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Vocab 5 quiz

Wednesday Oct. 24, White 4

Collected Vocab 5 sentences - Vocab quiz on Wednesday next week

Finish discussing "Three Skeleton Key" story

Homework:  Write your own "SHort Story" - Give picture with title and lines 

Monday Oct 22, White 4

Vocab 5 words - definitions mostly completed in class.  

Writing Assignment:  Describe the perfect treehouse - minimum of 5 sentences.

Homework:  Finish REading "THree Skeleton Key" from textbook p. 1050 

 Friday Oct. 15, 2010 - White 4

Vocabulary quiz on unit 4

Finish persuasive speeches/returned graded speeches

Assessment (TEST) on persuasive devices in analyzing, speaking and writing.

REad "The Skeleton Key" from Text - we didn't quite finish in class.

Verbs worksheet to be completed for homework

 Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010

Collect vocab sentences and review vocabulary words for quiz on Friday

Give Persuasive speeches

Grammar handout?

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Collect organizing chart

Review Vocabulary words unit 4, sentences due on Wednesday.

Work on Speeches, review Persuasive devices; Identify devices in speech.

Speeches to be presented on WEDNESDAY - late assignments drop 2 letter grades.

Test on FRIDAY over Non-fiction essays and Persuasive literature and speaking.

Review p. 541-544 

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Read/review p. 538, 541, 542, 544 regarding presenting a Persuasive Speech.

30 Minutes to work on Speeches.

Vocab 4 words. 

Wednesday - Oct.6 2010

Vocab 3 quiz

Read and review Roosevelt's "First Inaugural Address" Answer LIterary Analysis questions including Persuasive devices.

Present "Persuasive Speech" assignment.  Brainstorm topics.

 Speech requirements:  4 of 5 Persuasive devices; 3 logical appeals; 1-3 minutes in length; appropriate topic to be covered in that time; believability and persuasiveness in presentation. Due Next Wednesday, Oct. 13.


Monday -Oct. 4, 2010

No Class - Assembly

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

Vocabulary 3 quiz on Monday.

Collected vocabulary sentence homework.

Review Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" and Literary analysis questions from text.

Took Quiz on Martin Luther King's piece

Assigned:  Roosevelt's "First Inaugural Address"  to be read and Literary Analysis questions 5-7 and chart due Monday.

Collected Persuasive Essay. 

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Vocabulary 3 sentences due on Friday

Review persuasive essay, underline Persuasive devices, label

Edit essay

Final Copy due on Friday

Read Martin Luther King's "I Have a dream Speech" - Answer Literary Analysis questions, if you don't finish in class due on Friday.


Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 White 4

Introduction of Vocabulary Unit 3 - definitions due Wednesday

Completed Rough Draft of Persuasive Piece due on Wednesday.

Either Write your Rough draft or identify your persuasive devices.

Check writing folder "Helpful Hints" Handout.

Homework:  Complete Persuasive Essay and Apostrophes worksheet.


Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 White 4

Vocab 2 Quiz

Review "Libraries Faces Sad Chapter"  =Discuss other out-dated devices and whether or not they should continue to be used.

Parts of speech quiz for those who need to retake it.

Essay:  Persuasive Essay - Save or eliminate a outdated device - Need an outline of 5 pieces and include persuasvie techniques.

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 - White 4

Vocab 2 sentences collected and reviewed

Collected personal narratives, another day available for students who need it.

Parts of Speech quiz for students who need to retake it.

Literature:  Read "Libraries Face Sad Chapters"  Discuss Persuasive Writing, Logical and emotional appeals, analyze essay for Rhetorical devices, restatement, repetition, parallelism, and charged language 

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 White 4

Vocab 2 definitions are due, sentences are due on Wednesday (Homework).  Vocab quiz on Friday.

Review Personal Narrative writing assignments, which were due for class today.  Peer reading and suggestions.

Parts of Speech Quiz #2 on Wednesday. Study. 

September 17, 2010          White 4 

Vocabulary Unit 2- Definitions of words due on Monday, Sentences for vocabulary words due Wednesday, Vocabulary quiz on Friday, Sept. 23.

Parts of Speech Quiz- First chance

Collected Peace Like a River Projects and students discussed their favorite pieces.

Students discussed "Carry Your Own Skis"

Writing Assignment:  Write a personal narrative similar to the anecdote, "Carry Your Own Skis".  Students should relate a story where they learned a life lesson.  Using the 5 senses to help create a vivid picture, the reader should feel for the narrator.  The second part of the piece should explain how the narrator in the present has been helped by the life lesson. 

The expectation is that the assignment will be between 1-2 pages.  A completed rough draft is due on Monday.


Students given time to either work on definitions of vocabulary words or work on writing assignments

September 15, 2010          White 4

Vocabulary quiz on Unit one

Name Quiz 

Issued textbooks and read "Carry Your Own Skis" p. 476

Explained writing assignment which we will continue to work on next class. 

Reveiwed 8 parts of speech for quiz on Friday.  

Reminder:  Peace Like a River Project  due on Friday along with quiz on Parts of Speech

Sept. 13, 2010 - White 4


Collected vocabulary hwk for unit 1 - 10 sentences- Vocab quiz on Wednesday

Students presented PMA posters

Reviewed Parts of Speech notes 

Sept. 6, 2010 - Sept. 10, 2010

White 4 - Freshmen Honors


1.  Students completed an Assessment of Comprehension and Vocabulary skills.  The test should reveal individual reading comprehension and vocabulary grade levels for students as they begin their high school careers.

2.  Vocabulary Unit 1 - Latin and Greek Prefixes/Roots - Definitions due on Friday, 10 Sentences written from a selection of 10 vocabulary words due on Monday, Sept. 13.  Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday.

3.  Took IMPORTANT Notes on 8 Parts of Speech.  Quiz on Wednesday or Friday next week.

4.  Assigned "Postitive Mental Attitude" Poster - Due Friday.  -Late Posters Accepted Monday for 10% decrease in grade.  Not accepted after Monday.