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Honors English 11: Term 1 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

Welcome to Junior Year

In-Class:

  • Introduction to Honors English 11– a tech-rich adventure!
  • Explore in-class and digital resources on our class website.
  • Log-on to Edmodo and join class.
  • Follow these steps to join our class at Turn-It-In.
  • Submit your summer reading assignment to Turn-It-In.
  • Complete “Dear Mrs. Juster” letter. What’s that? Let me explain. What’s most important to me right now is that I get to know each of you as a learner and a person. This will help me shape our lessons and our time together to best fit you and your needs.
  • To accomplish this goal, I want you to write me, Mrs. Juster, a letter. Log-on to your LondonderryApps Google Drive and look in the “Shared with Me” section to access this assignment. Begin your letter with today’s date and the words “Dear Mrs. Juster”.  End the letter with “Sincerely” and your name. What goes in the middle? Here’s what I want to discover when I read your letter: 
    • Who are you?
    • What would you like me to call you (such as a nickname)?
    • What do you like to do when you’re not in school?
    • What do you want to know about me?
    • What do you want to know about the course?

Homework:

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Take home literature textbook – to be returned in June.
  • Work with mom/dad to complete the "Get Connected" assignment.

Writing Workshop: Summer Reading

In-Class:

  • Troubleshoot problems with Turn-It-In and Edmodo.
  • Complete mini-poster response to John Kiernan’s assertion: “I am a part of all I have read”. (Follow in-class directions).
  • Log-on to your Londonderry Google-Apps.
  • Create a folder for your work in English class this semester.
  • Move “Dear Mrs. Juster” letter from “Shared with Me” to the folder you just created.
  • Learn about and explore your Digital Semester Portfolio.
  • Discuss setting Personal Academic Goals.
  • Begin to follow the directions embedded on each blue slide in your digital semester portfolio to add personal academic goals to your portfolio.

Homework: Complete portfolio work started in class.

Writing Workshop: Summer Reading

In-Class:

  • Discuss reflection papers.
  • Learn about formatting guidelines for formal papers.
  • Go to your Londonderry Google-Apps.
  • Move Summer Reading Reflection- Discovery Draft # 1 from “Shared with Me” to your English folder.
  • Begin work on draft.  Using your summer reading assignment as a starting point, identify an idea/response/connection that is most intriguing to you.
  • Fill two pages with your thinking.

Homework: Finish work on Discovery Draft # 1.

Writing Workshop: Summer Reading

In-Class:

  • Continue work on reflection papers.
  • Print hard-copy of Discovery Draft # 1.
  • Pair and share results of Discovery Draft # 1.
  • Go to your Google-Drive and move Summer Reading Reflection- Discovery Draft # 2 from “Shared with Me” to your English folder.
  • Begin Discovery Draft # 2. Using your summer reading assignment as a starting point, identify a different idea/response/connection than the one you identified in Discovery Draft # 1.
  • Fill two pages with your thinking.

Homework: Finish work on Discovery Draft # 2.

 

No School: Labor Day Holiday Weekend

 

 

8/29/16

to

9/2/16

No School: Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Writing Workshop: Summer Reading

In-Class:

  • Continue work on reflection papers.
  • Print hard-copy of Discovery Draft # 2.
  • Pair and share results of Discovery Draft # 2.
  • Learn about 5 Traits of Writing and scoring rubric (shared with you via Edmodo):
  • Review your drafts and identify your best ideas – use markers.
  • Explore and discuss sample reflection papers (shared with you via Edmodo).
  • Working with your “best ideas”, craft a full rough draft. (Look in the “Shared with Me” section of your Google-Drive for the document.)
  • Individual Writing Conferences

Homework: Complete work on rough draft.

Writing Workshop: Summer Reading

In-Class:

  • Pair and share rough drafts
  • Individual Writing Conferences
  • Begin process of revising (re-seeing) draft. Once you are satisfied with the message and focus of your paper (idea development  & organization ), begin to edit for: word choice,voice/tone,  conventions & formatting guidelines.
  • Make sure your completed final draft is on the appropriate document in your Google-Drive. Look in the “Shared with Me” section.

Homework: Finish final draft before the start of your class period tomorrow. I will be submitting your final drafts to Turn-It-In for you.

The Crucible

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Begin exploring the text of the play (see textbook starting on p. 1257).
  • Begin viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Begin work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 1 Notes
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

 

9/5/16

to

9/9/16

 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 1 Notes
    • Entry # 1 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 2 Notes
    • Entry # 2 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 3 Notes
    • Entry # 3 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 4 Notes
    • Entry # 4 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 4 Notes
    • Entry # 4 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

 

9/12/16

to 

9/16/16

 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Continue exploring the text of the play.
  • Continue viewing, reading and discussing The Crucible
  • Continue work on viewer's response/journal:
    • Entry # 5 Notes
    • Entry # 5 Prompt/Response
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible.
  • Discuss play/film as a whole -review viewing journals/prompt responses.
  • Review rubric for viewing journals.

Homework: Update/complete viewing journal/response as needed. This is officially due at the start of class tomorrow.  

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Submit completed viewing journals to Turn-It-In.
  • Click here to explore some of the many "text to text" connections and resources for The Crucible.
  • Learn about essay test resources and criteria.

Homework: Prepare for essay test response by reviewing completed viewing journals and the script of the play. Also, read and annotate your hard copy of the New Yorker article: “Why I Wrote The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. 

The Crucible

 

In-Class:


Homework: Take a break! 

The Crucible

In-Class:

Homework: Finish work on essay test response to The Crucible. Submit completed response to digital portfolio at Turn-It-In before class on Monday.  

 

 

 

9/19/16

to

9/23/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Introduction to Nature Journaling and Thoreau.
  • "Post-Game" of first digital reader's response entry.
  • Complete prompt/response for entry #1 – Colonial Period.

Homework: 

 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • 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.

Homework: 

 

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework:

 

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.

Homework: 

 

 

 

9/26/16

to

9/30/16

 

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:
  • “Sufferin’ ‘til Suffrage” – Schoolhouse Rock
  • History of the Women’s Rights Movement
  • Read and discuss “The Story of an Hour” (p. 642 in lit. book).
  • Explore literature from the period known as American Realism.
  • Click here to select a vocabulary builder focus for this week and then begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 2 – 10/3 – 10/7).
  • Discuss field trip - see Edmodo for forms (print if necessary).

Homework: 

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?
  • Begin reading and responding to London’s short story “To Build a Fire” (pages 620 - 635 in lit. book). 

Homework: 

  • Continue working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 2 – 10/3 – 10/7). 
  • 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.

 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Discuss “To Build a Fire” and complete prompt/response for Entry #5 – Naturalism.
  • Explore other literary works from Naturalism Period.

Homework: 

  • Continue working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 2 – 10/3 – 10/7). 
  • Update/finish digital reader's response entries 1 - 5.

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: 

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: 

 

 

10/3/16

to

10/7/16

 No School: Columbus Day Holiday 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Complete prompt/response for Entry #7 – Harlem Renaissance.
  • Click here to select a vocabulary builder focus for this week and then begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 3 – 10/11 – 10/14).
  • Introduction to the Contemporary Period.
  • Independently, select an essay the  Contemporary Period. Your choices are:
    • Ian Frazier’s "Coyote v. Acme" -p. 114
    • Joy Harjo’s "Suspended" -p. 1083
    • Carson McCullers "Loneliness… An American Malady" -p. 1153
    • Naomi Shihab Nye "Mint Snowball" -p. 1081
    • Anna Quindlen’s "One Day, Now Broken in Two" -p. 1156
    • William Safire’s "Onomatopoeia" -p. 1146
  •  Read selected essay and respond to it with Entry #8 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 3 – 10/11 – 10/14).

American Literature Sampler

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

Fall Research Expedition

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

Fall Research Expedition

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 

10/10/16

to

10/14/16

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Evaluate results of research expedition. Did you discover enough to craft a thesis and argument? Discover the answer with these two activities:
  • brainstorming
  • drafting of thesis and outline
  • Return to research, if needed, by continuing work on Fall Research Expedition. Additional research must be completed before start of class on Friday, 10/21.
  • All done with research? Begin drafting your research paper by refining the thesis and supports. Note: All thesis statements and supports must be approved before you move forward with draft.
  • Research conferences.
  • Continue work on your reflection paper revision – follow steps posted here.  Revision Deadline: Friday, October 28th.
  • Writing Conferences.

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue work on Fall Research Expedition. Additional research must be completed before start of class on Friday, 10/21.

OR

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 4: 10/17 – 10/21).

PSAT Day!

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Complete mini-poster response to The Martian by answering this question: When faced with a challenge, how do you "work the problem"? (Follow in-class directions.)
  • Continue work on Fall Research Expedition. Additional research must be completed before start of class TOMORROW.

OR

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 4: 10/17 – 10/21).

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue/begin work on drafting your research paper. Hard copy of full rough draft of research paper is due before the start of class Friday, October 25th
  • Note: All thesis statements and supports must be approved before you move forward with draft.
  • Research conferences.
  • Continue work on your reflection paper revision – follow steps posted here.  Revision Deadline: Friday, October 28th.
  • Writing Conferences.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Finish working on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 4: 10/17 – 10/21).

  

10/17/16

to

10/21/16

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue work on drafting your research paper. Hard copy of full rough draft of research paper is due before the start of class Monday, October 31st 
  • Note: All thesis statements and supports must be approved before you move forward with draft.
  • Research conferences.
  • Continue work on your reflection paper revision – follow steps posted here.  Revision Deadline: Friday, October 28th.
  • Writing Conferences.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • There’s no vocabulary work this week. If you’d like some extra-credit/vocab credit recovery, you can do 30 minutes of Membean before 11:59 pm on Friday, 10/28.

 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • There’s no vocabulary work this week. If you’d like some extra-credit/vocab credit recovery, you can do 30 minutes of Membean before 11:59 pm on Friday, 10/28.

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • There’s no vocabulary work this week. If you’d like some extra-credit/vocab credit recovery, you can do 30 minutes of Membean before 11:59 pm on Friday, 10/28.

 

The Crucible

In-Class:

  • Going on the field trip? You’ll see Abigail/1702 at the Merrimack Rep.
  • Staying here at LHS?  
  • You’ll explore Secrets of the Dead: The Witches Curse to discover what scientist believe may have been the real reason why Salem’s girls were afflicted by symptoms. Was it LSD? Click here to begin exploring the digital interactive resources and discover the answer. Click here to watch the video.

Homework: In class tomorrow, you’ll take part in a digital discussion using the X2 discussion board feature. In this discussion, you’ll respond to either Abigail/1702 or Secrets of the Dead: The Witches Curse.

 

Writing Workshop

Last Day of Term 1/Fall Semester

In-Class:

  • Go to X2 discussion board- respond to either Abigail/1702or Secrets of the Dead: The Witches Curse.
  • Continue work on drafting your research paper. Hard copy of full rough draft of research paper is due before the start of class Monday, October 31st .  Research conferences.
  • Continue work on your reflection paper revision – follow steps posted here.  Revision Deadline TODAY!
  • Writing Conferences.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • There’s no vocabulary work this week. If you’d like some extra-credit/vocab credit recovery, you can do 30 minutes of Membean before 11:59 pm TODAY!

 

10/24/16

to

10/28/2016