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CP English 11: Term 2 Archive of Weekly Syllabi


Below is a list of assignments and assessments completed thus far in the current marking period.

If you missed a class or an assignment, this archive, along with your X2 online grade report, will give you the opportunity to discover what you missed. It will also provide with the resources to complete all the work that can possibly be completed outside of class. 

 

Past Weekly Syllabi

Dates

Term 2 of the Fall Semester Begins

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework: Complete October Nature Journal Entry.

Portfolio Update

In-Class:

  • Look in Scored Work folder to compare September Nature Journal response to October Nature Journal response.
  • Edit/revise/update October Nature Journal as needed.
  • Follow these directions to organize files in your Google-Apps drive and link scored assignments to your semester portfolio.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. October Nature Journal and Semester Portfolio update must be completed before class tomorrow.

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

Homework:  Complete work not completed in class.

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for entry #1 – Colonial Period.
  • Discover Neoclassicism and the many works of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Whole-class: read and discuss excerpts from “Poor Richard’s Almanac” (p. 148 in lit. book). 
  • Explore more of Franklin’s aphorisms.
  • Independently, select another work from Neoclassical Period to read and respond to with Entry # 2 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework:  Complete work not completed in class.

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for entry #2 – Neoclassical Period.
  • Discover American Romanticism and the many works of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • View and discuss The Simpson’s  interpretation of Poe’s "The Raven" (p. 330 in lit. book)  
  • Explore poetry from the period known as American Romanticism.
  • Independently, select one poem from the American Romantic Period (not including “The Raven”). Read it and respond to it with Entry # 3 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

 

10/31/16

to

11/4/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for Entry #3 – Romantic Period.
  • Discover American Realism and the work of Kate Chopin.
  • Explore the following “text to world” connections to Chopin’s work:
  • Read and discuss “The Story of an Hour” (p. 642 in lit. book).
  • Explore literature from the period known as American Realism.

Homework: 

  • Independently, select a literary work from the period/movement known as American Realism (not including “The Story of an Hour”). Read it and respond to it with Entry # 4 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader's Response.
  • Click here to select a vocabulary builder focus for this week and then begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

 

No School: Election Day!

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for Entry #4 – Realism.
  • Introduction to the Naturalism Period and author Jack London.
  • As a table group, create a Google-Apps slideshow. (Share with Mrs. Juster and all table mates.) Research to discover the answers to these questions and use the slideshow to communicate your answers:
    • Table # 1: What does frostbite look like and how does it happen?
    • Table # 2: What would I need to wear to be safe hiking in an Alaskan winter?
    • Table # 3: Which dogs are used for outdoor work in Alaska and why?
    • Table # 4: If I’m planning to hike across parts of Alaska in winter, what kind of terrain should I expect to traverse?
    • Table # 5: What was life like for prospectors in the Yukon Gold Rush?
    • Table # 6: How similar is an Alaskan winter to our winter?

Homework: 

  • Finish table-group research slide-show. 
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Share results of table-group slide show.
  • Begin reading and responding to London’s short story “To Build a Fire” (pages 620 - 635 in lit. book). 

Homework: 

  • Finish reading “To Build a Fire” and hold on to your thinking by recording your dialog with the text in Entry # 5 of your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader' Response.
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

No School: Veterans Day!

 

11/7/16

to

11/11/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Discuss “To Build a Fire” and add to Entry # 5 – Naturalism.
  • Review each table’s slideshow and complete prompt/response for Entry #5
  • Explore other literary works from Naturalism Period.

Homework: 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Introduction to Modernism.
  • Read and discuss "Hills Like White Elephants" by Hemingway.
  • Explore literature from the period known as American Modernism.

Homework: 

 

 

Guidance Visit

In-Class:

  • Our friendly neighborhood guidance counselors will visit to get us ready for the next part of your junior year!

Homework: Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 6  11/14 – 11/18).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for Entry #6 – Modernism.
  • Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Click here to listen to Langston Hughes read and discuss his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". 
  • As a table-group, choose  a poem by Hughes to read and discuss (see choices below):
    • "I, Too" -p. 928
    • "Dream Variations" -p. 930
    • "Refugee in America" -p. 931

Homework: 

 

No School: Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

 

11/14/16

to

11/18/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Extra-Credit Vocab! Do 30 minutes of Membean by 11:59 pm on 11/25 for 5 extra points.

 

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework: 

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

11/21/16

to

11/25/16

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Evaluate results of research expedition. Did you discover enough to craft a thesis and argument? Discover the answer by completing Step # 1: brainstorming.
  • Discuss results of brainstorming. Return to research, if needed.
  • All done with research? Begin drafting your research paper by refining the thesis and supports: Step # 2: drafting of thesis and outline
  • Note: All thesis statements and supports must be approved before you move forward with draft.
  • Research conferences.

Homework: 

 

 

11/28/16

to

12/2/16

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue drafting your research paper by refining the thesis and supports (Step # 2).
  • Sign-up for a writing conference so you can share your thesis with Mrs. Juster.
  • When ready, move on to Step # 3 – Outline.
  • Research conferences.

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

  • Finish full rough draft of your research paper (Step # 6).
  • Writing conferences.
  • Select a book for independent reading – use classroom resources and LMC.

Homework: 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

  • Complete full rough draft check of your research paper (Step # 7) and begin editing/revising to complete a full final draft. Note: This final draft needs to be copy/pasted into the specific document shared with you via Google.
  • Final Draft due at end of class on Monday- 12/12.
  • Writing conferences.
  • Begin reading and responding to your independent reading selection.

Homework: 

 

 

 

12/5/16

to

12/10/16

 

Snow Day!!!!!

 

 

 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

  • Final edits/revisions of research paper. Completed paper is due at the end of class. Note: This final draft needs to be copy/pasted into the specific document shared with you via Google.
  • Writing conferences.
  • Continue reading and responding to your independent reading selection.

Homework: 

 

 

 

Reading Workshop

 

In-Class:

  • Read, discuss and respond to “The Far and the Near” by Thomas Wolfe (p. 784 in lit. book).
  • Review essay test criteria and results from your previous essay test for The Crucible.
  • Review Digital Reader’s Response for American Literature Sampler
  • Continue reading and responding to your independent reading selection.

Homework: 

 

 

Reading Workshop

 

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 Reading Workshop

 Winter Weather: Delayed Arrival Day

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 

12/12/16

to

12/16/16

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

Writing Workshop & Reading Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

Winter Pep Rally Day

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

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12/19/16

to

12/23/16

          

 

Holiday Break!

12/26/16

to       12/30/16     

 

Holiday Break!

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue drafting research paper.
  • Finish final draft.
  • Writing conferences.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and begin process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Tuesday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Day of Giving Rally

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and continue process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Tuesday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

 

1/2/17

to

1/6/17

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Fall Semester Final Exam Preparation

In-Class:

Homework: Follow these steps to prepare for  fall semester final exam .

1/9/17

to

1/13/17

No School: Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: A & B

  •  For information about your fall semester final exam, click on the following link: CP English 11

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: C & D

Fall Semester Final Exams: E & F

  •  For information about your fall semester final exam, click on the following link: CP English 11

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: G & H

1/16/17

to

1/20/17