Term 4

**TERM 4 OUTLINE and MATERIALS**


Thursday, March 23 (A-Day) + Friday, March 24 (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. **TERM 3 JOURNAL CHECK TODAY**
  3. Worked on our Frozen Troupe Scene Project in groups:
    1. Download (PDF, 799KB)

    2. **PLEASE NOTE:
      1. This is a participation activity and requires your attendance. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HERE THE NEXT  CLASS PERIOD, then you need to let me know in ADVANCE.
        1. If I do not hear from you or a parent, I am assuming you are ditching class and I will take away points as such and you will have to do an even tougher alternative assignment than the one we did in class.
        2. IF YOU DO let me know in advance, here is a “Absent Alternative Assignment”, click the link to know what you have to do:
          1. Frozen Troupe ABSENT Assignment
    3. *Will perform these next time! 🙂

Monday, March 27th –> Teacher Preparation Day

NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, March 28th (A-Day) + Wednesday, March 29th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. Finished working on our Frozen Troupe Scene Project in groups:
    1. Download (PDF, 799KB)

    2. **PLEASE NOTE:
      1. This is a participation activity and requires your attendance. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HERE THE NEXT  CLASS PERIOD, then you need to let me know in ADVANCE.
        1. If I do not hear from you or a parent, I am assuming you are ditching class and I will take away points as such and you will have to do an even tougher alternative assignment than the one we did in class.
        2. IF YOU DO let me know in advance, here is a “Absent Alternative Assignment”, click the link to know what you have to do:
          1. Frozen Troupe ABSENT Assignment
  3. Performed Frozen Troupe Scenes!
    1. While groups were performing, students were taking notes in the packet (see above) about what they are seeing
  4. Did a creative, social media summary of Acts 3-4
  5. Did a “Froze Troupe Oscars!” Vote (will present winners next time)

Thursday, March 30th (A-Day) + Friday, March 31st (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. Celebrated and awarded Frozen Troupe Scene Oscar Awards!
  3. Macbeth: Act 5, Scene 1
    1. No Fear Shakespeare CoverAs a class, we read ACT 5, Scene 1 from the original text of Macbeth as a class. Below I have posted links to the online and PDF forms of the No Fear Shakespeare version of Macbeth.
    2. No Fear Shakespeare is a publication that gives you the complete, original text and language of Macbeth on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.
    3. No Fear Shakespeare ONLINE
    4. No Fear Shakespeare PDF
  4. Read an article and did an activity that discusses major concepts introduced with Lady Macbeth’s character in this scene
  5. Summarized and watched the rest of Act 5 and finished the play! 🙂

Monday, April 3rd — Friday, April 7th — NO SCHOOL

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Monday, April 10th (A-Day) + Tuesday, April 11th (B-Day)

Journal Prompt — “My 15 Things” Look at the prompt below. If you could only have and carry 15 things, what would they be? Write a list of 15 things (does not need to be 3/4 of a page)

Only owning 15 things

  1. Introduced Vocabulary for Term 4
    1. Handed out the “Vocabulary for English 10, 4th Term Vocab Words”
      1.  *PLEASE NOTE: On this handout I have included a calendar that outlines all of the Vocabulary Quizzes that will be give this term. Keep up to date on this calendar to know what and when you need to study
    2. Download (PDF, 599KB)

    3. Here are the vocabulary boxes that we will be using this semester to record our vocabulary definitions and study aids: Term 4 Vocab Note cards
    4. Download (PDF, 23KB)

  2. Students looked up definitions and filled out their vocab note cards for just Words #1-5 today
  3. Introduced the two types of writing that will be present during the English SAGE Writing Test. Went through the following power point to review these concepts, take notes in our writer’s journal, and practice different outlining strategies to help with the writing portion of the exam: Types of Writing Power Point
    1. Download (PPTX, 602KB)


Wednesday, April 12th (A-Day) + Thursday, April 13th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. Worked on Vocabulary Words #6-10
    1. Download (PDF, 599KB)

    2. Here are the vocabulary boxes that we will be using this semester to record our vocabulary definitions and study aids: Term 4 Vocab Note cards
    3. Download (PDF, 23KB)

    4. **VOCAB QUIZ #1-10 NEXT TIME**
      1. A-Day: Friday, April 14th
      2. B-Day: Monday, April 17th
  3. Played a Vocab Review Game (Matching Game) for words #1-10
  4. Looked over the following sample of a Student Written Expository Essay
    1. “Why Caffeine is So Addictive?” Sample Essay
    2. Download (PDF, 244KB)

  5. Used the following power point to highlight and take note of the elements within this essay and discussed how they may be different than argument essays:
    1. Download (PPTX, 4.79MB)

  6. Started to work on the “Slip or Trip?” Evidence & Elaboration Activity and Worksheet
    1. *Will finish next time…
    2. “Slip or Trip?” Worksheet
    3. Download (PDF, 520KB)


Friday, April 14th (A-Day) + Monday, April 17th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. Took **VOCAB QUIZ #1-10**
    1. Corrected Quiz as a class
  3. Finished working on  the “Slip or Trip?” Evidence & Elaboration Activity and Worksheet to practice for SAGE Writing Testing next time
    1. “Slip or Trip?” Worksheet
    2. Download (PDF, 520KB)

  4. Went over the following handout to review in-text citations and giving credit to sources when using evidence in our own writing:
    1. MLA Citation Quick Tips
      1. Download (PDF, 641KB)

    2. “What is plagarism?” and Paraphrasing Tips Power Point
      1. Download (PPTX, 7.25MB)


Tuesday, April 18th (A-Day) + Wednesday, April 19th (B-Day)

SAGE TESTING: WRITING

  1. If you are on the OPT OUT list (need parental permission), you will be doing this alternative assignment while the rest of the class is working on their test:
    1. SAGE Alternative Assignment: Reality TV Writing Prompt
  2. If you were absent and NOT on the OPT OUT list, you will have to still take the SAGE test upon your return

Thursday, April 20th (A-Day) + Friday, April 21st (B-Day)

SAGE TESTING: WRITING

  1. If you are on the OPT OUT list (need parental permission), you will be doing this alternative assignment while the rest of the class is working on their test:
    1. SAGE Alternative Assignment: Reality TV Writing Prompt
  2. If you were absent and NOT on the OPT OUT list, you will have to still take the SAGE test upon your return

Monday, April 24th (A-Day) + Tuesday, April 25th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. For those that were absent or did not finish their SAGE Writing test, they went to the lab to finish as much as they could
    1. If still not done, we have the SAGE Reading portion starting Tuesday, May 2nd/Wednesday, May 3rd and students are encouraged to finish the reading portion and then they may go back and finish the writing portion of the exam
      1. If still not finished after that point, they will be called down on an individual basis by the counseling center to finish the test on a later date
  3. The rest of the class, for those who have finished, we did a Six Word Memoir Activity to give us ideas and options to enter into the school librarian’s competition

Wednesday, April 26th (A-Day) + Thursday, April 27th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. Worked on Vocabulary #11-15
    1. Vocabulary Quiz #1-15 NEXT TIME
    2. Vocabulary List and Calendar
    3. Term 4 Vocab Note cards
  3. Played Race Charades to review for the Vocab Quiz
  4. In preparation for the SAGE Reading portion, we reviewed commas and their uses today in class
    1. The following worksheets and sentence examples were used as a practice and notes to help students remember how commas can be functionally used
      1. Comma Review Notes
      2. Comma Sentence Combination and Unscrambling examples to use for practice

Friday, April 28th (A-Day) + Monday, May 1st (B-Day)

Journal Prompt — “Birthday” Write about a birthday memory that stands out to you. Make a story out of it! Give good detail! What time of year was it? Who was there? Why is it significant to you? What happened?

  1. VOCABULARY QUIZ #1-15
    1. Correct quiz in class and turned in to class basket
  2. In preparation for the SAGE Reading portion, we reviewed semicolons and colons and their uses today in class
    1. The following worksheets and sentence examples were used as a practice and notes to help students remember how these punctuation are used
      1. The practice, we then took our journal prompt today and revised sentences to try and use semicolons and colons correctly in our own writing!
      2. Semicolon and Colon Review Notes
  3. Looked over a practice SAGE Reading test to see what types of questions they will be asking students and tools provided by the test (such as the highlighting tool, and the dictionary) that are helpful for students to succeed

Tuesday, May 2nd (A-Day) + Wednesday, May 3rd (B-Day)

SAGE TESTING: READING

  1. If you are on the OPT OUT list (need parental permission through the counseling center), you will be doing this alternative assignment while the rest of the class is working on their test:
  2. If you were absent and NOT on the OPT OUT list, you will have to still take the SAGE test upon your return

Thursday, May 4th (A-Day) + Friday, May 5th (B-Day)

SAGE TESTING: READING

  1. If you are on the OPT OUT list (need parental permission through the counseling center), you will be doing this alternative assignment while the rest of the class is working on their test:
  2. If you were absent and NOT on the OPT OUT list, you will have to still take the SAGE test upon your return

Monday, May 8th (A-Day) + Tuesday, May 9th (B-Day)

  1. Journal Prompt — “Identity”
    1. What is “identity”? Define this word.
    2. Where does our sense of identity come from?
    3. What do you feel makes up your identity?
  2. Vocabulary #16-20
    1. Worked on these 5 words in preparation for the Vocab Quiz #1-20 two class period from now
      1. Vocabulary List and Calendar
      2. Term 4 Vocab Note cards
        1. hoard – (n.) store, pile, reserve, stockpile  OR  (v.) save, accumulate
        2. cloister – (n./v.) a tranquil, secluded place/to place someone in seclusion
        3. oust – (v.) overthrow, throw out, get rid of
        4. pillage – (v.) loot, plunder, steal, rob
        5. verbatim – (adv.) word for word
  3. Introduction to House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros thehouseonmangost
  4. House of Mango Street PDF:
    1. http://nlcphs.net/SummerReadings/Freshmen/HouseOnMango.pdf 
  5. Discussed the following Essential Questions we will be focusing throughout the rest of this month:
    1. Where does our sense of identity come from?
    2. What is your identity?
    3. How do we express our identities?
  6. Read vignettes #1-5:
    1. #1 “The House of Mango Street”
    2. #2 “Hairs”
    3. #3 “Boys & Girls”
    4. #4 “My Name”
    5. #5 “Cathy Queen of Cats”
  7. While reading, looked for ways we could answer the following two questions:
    1. (1) What do we learn about Esperanza and her identity in this section?
    2. (2) According to this vignette, what factors form our identity? What are things that show our identity?

Wednesday, May 10th (A-Day) + Thursday, May 11th (B-Day)

  1. Journal Prompt — “My Origin”
    1. Watched the following video: “The DNA Journey”
    2. After watching “The DNA Journey” Video, answer the following questions in your Writer’s Journal:
      1. Describe your background and family history. What is your family origin?
      2. In what ways has this knowledge or history impacted your identity and life?
  2. Played a vocabulary review game to prepare for our vocab quiz
    1. Vocabulary Quiz #1-20 Next Time
  3. Read the following ‘Name’ Essays in partnerships.
    1. “My Name” Essays
    2. While reading, students were to keep in mind that we will be writing our own “My Name” essay next time and to look for use of language, subjects and ideas that these essays address that we could model after in our own writing
  4. Used the laptops to research our own name meanings and origins of our last names for information we could use in our own “My Name” Essays next time

Friday, May 12th (A-Day) + Monday, May 15th (B-Day)

  1. No Journal Prompt Today
  2. VOCABULARY QUIZ #1-20
  3. Reviewed the following ‘Name’ Vignettes that were read last time, this time looking specifically for figurative language use
    1. “My Name” Essays
  4. Students were then introduced to the “My Name Vignette” Assignment we will be working on in class. Below are the materials needed to complete this assignment:
    1. “My Name Vignette” Rubric
      1. This item is what will be used to grade the final draft of students’ vignette
    2. “My Name Vignette” Brainstorming and Planning Handout
      1. This item is for the purpose of helping students begin to think about the items and topics they will be addressing in their own Name Vignette and will be stapled along with the rough draft to the final product
    3. Students were then given time to being writing their rough draft of their vignette

Tuesday, May 16th (A-Day) + Wednesday, May 17th (B-Day)

  1. Journal Prompt — “My Treasure” Think of something you value that might be considered “junk” by others. Describe it. What is it? Why do you value it? How does it make you feel?
  2. Vocabulary #21-25
    1. Worked on these 5 words in preparation for the Vocab Quiz #1-25 two class period from now
      1. Vocabulary List and Calendar
      2. Term 4 Vocab Note cards
        1. sundry – adj. – various, different kinds, diverse
        2. legacy – n. – something handed down from the past
        3. edifice – n. – a large and imposing building
        4. penitent – adj. – expressing sorrow for wrongdoing or sin, repentant
        5. ajar – adj. – partly open, half closed
  3. Read House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros thehouseonmangost
    1. House of Mango Street PDF:
      1. http://nlcphs.net/SummerReadings/Freshmen/HouseOnMango.pdf 
    2. Read vignettes #5:
      1. #6 “Our Good Day”
      2. #7 “Laughter”
      3. #8 “Gil’s Furniture Bought & Sold”
      4. #9 “Meme Ortiz”
      5. #10 “Louie, His Cousin, & His Other Cousin”
    3. Discussed the following questions:
      1. H.O.M.S. Section 2 Discussion Questions
  4. Billboard Advertisement Assignment
    1. Students are to pick an object/possession that represents them and their identity and create a billboard advertisement for it! Click the link before for the project requirement
      1. Billboard Advertisement Assignment
  5. IMPORTANT:
    1. The following are DUE NEXT TIME and will be checked
      1. Billboard Advertisement Assignment
      2. “My Name” Vignette Rough Draft

Thursday, May 18th (A-Day) + Friday, May 19th (B-Day)

Journal Prompt — “Eating Oranges” Look at the picture below and tell a story of who that man is, how he got there, etc. Eating Oranges

  1. The following are DUE TODAY and will be checked
    1. Billboard Advertisement Assignment
    2. “My Name” Vignette Rough Draft
  2. Played a vocabulary review game to prepare for our final vocabulary quiz next time, words # 1-25!
  3. Shared our Billboard Advertisement Assignment
  4. Revised our “My Name” Vignette Rough Drafts to prepare for final changes, typing, and printing next time

Monday, May 22nd (A-Day) + Tuesday, May 23rd (B-Day)

Journal Prompt — “Dear Ten-Year-Old Self ” After reading the example below, write a letter to your 10-year old self. What lessons have you learned that you want your past self to know? Any advice?

Dear 10 year old self

  1. FINAL VOCABULARY QUIZ #1-25
  2. Went to the Computer Lab and (using our revised  “My Name” Vignette Rough Drafts from last time) typed, printed and turned in our final “My Name” Vignette version to be graded
    1. Final version of “My Name” Vignette Due by end of class TODAY!

Wednesday, May 24th (A-Day) + Thursday, May 25th (B-Day)

  1. JOURNAL CHECK TODAY
  2. Blackout Poetry

Tuesday, May 30th (B-Day) + Wednesday, May 31st (A-Day)

  1. Collect all class materials and items today
  2. Story Time Activity
  3. End of Year Wrap up!