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8th Honors ELA Spainhower-5th Period

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Instructor
Leslie Spainhower
Department
Language Arts

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Weekly Agenda, 5/21-25

Monday, 5/21
1. Act 2 Quiz
2. Announcements and Important Dates
 
HW: None
 
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5/22-24
1. Read Act 3
2. Watch Act 3
3. Notes
 
Friday, 5/25
1. Finish Act 3 and Notes
 

Weekly Agenda 5/14-18

Agenda for All ELA Classes
 
Monday, 5/14
1. Act 1 Quiz
2. Evidence of Control chart
 
HW:
Bring charged Chromebook and earbuds for testing all week
Honors Only: Revised letter due on Google Classroom by Friday. Printed letter (one per group) due by Friday
 
Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5/15,16,17
1. Read Act 2
2. Watch Act 2
3. Notes
 
HW: Act 2 Quiz Monday, 5/21
 
Friday, 5/18
1. Finish Act 2 notes
2. Prep for quiz
 
HW; Act 2 quiz Monday

Weekly Agenda 5/7-11

HONORS ELA (2nd, 3rd, 5th)
Monday
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream Character Notes
 
HW: Finish notes
 
Tues/Wed
1. Promotion Speech announcement
2. Intro to Shakespeare's Language
3. MND Anticipation Guide
4. Read Act 1.1
 
HW: none
 
 
Thurs/Fri
1. Read Pyramus and Thisbe
2. Assertion Chart
3. Read Act 1.2
4 Watch Act 1 
 
HW: none
 
8th ELA (6th Period)
Monday
1. Intro to Shakespeare's Language
2. Ordering Shakespeare Around (Classroom)
3. New Again- Sentence worksheet
 
HW: Finish sentence worksheet
 
Tues/Wed
1. Promotion Speech announcement
2. MND Anticipation Guide
3. Read Act 1.1
 
HW: none
 
 
Thurs/Fri
1. Read Pyramus and Thisbe
2. Assertion Chart
3. Read Act 1.2
4 Watch Act 1 
 
HW: none
 
 

Weekly Agenda Honors 4/30-5/4

Monday, 4/30
1. Complete and turn in Research Log
2. Business Letter Format Investigation
 
Tues/Wed, 5/1-2
1. Review business letter format 
2. Review Rubric
3. Write letter draft
 
HW: Completed Rough draft due next class
 
Thurs/Fri, 5/3-4
1. Peer edits and final revisions
2. Turn in letter
 
 

Weekly Agenda 4/16-20

Honors ELA- Periods 2, 3, 5
Monday
1. Intro Sonnet Vocab
2. Sonnet Analysis
3. Sonnet Article
 
HW: none
 
Tues/Wed, 4/17-18
1. Analyze Sonnet Structure and Meaning
2. Sonnet Rough Draft
 
HW: Final sonnet due Monday
 
Thurs/Fri, 4/19-20
1. Sonnet Puzzles
2. Work on Final Draft
3. Q4 Journal #1
 
HW: Final sonnet due Monday
 
8th ELA - 6th Period
Monday, 4/16
1. Quarter 4 Journal #1
2. Sonnet Vocab
 
HW: Sonnet structure quiz Monday, 4/23
 
Tuesday, 4/17
1. Read and analyze Sonnet 18
2. Structure notes
3. Sonnet rough draft
 
HW: Final sonnet due Monday
 
Thursday, 4/19
1. Sonnet final draft
2. Review for quiz
 
HW: Sonnet due Monday
Quiz Monday
 
 

Weekly Agenda 4/2-6

Honors ELA 2nd and 5th
Monday, 4/2
1. Finish HOMS Creative Response
 
HW: None
 
Tues/Wed, 4/3-4
1. Newsela Activity
 
HW: none
 
Thurs/Fri, 4/5-6
1. Significant Moments
 
HW: none
 
Honors ELA 3rd Period
Monday, 4/2
1. Prewrite Essay
 
HW: Finish prewriting
 
Wednesday, 4/4
1. Write first draft and peer edit
 
HW: none
 
Friday, 4/6
1. Finish final edits and turn in essay
2. Significant moments
 
HW: none
 
8th ELA 6th Period
Monday, 4/2
1. Check rough draft
2. Peer edit
 
HW: none
 
Tuesday, 4/3
1. Final edits/revisions
2. Turn in essay
 
HW: none
 
Thursday, 4/5
1. Significant Moments 
 
HW: none

Weekly Agenda 3/26-30

2nd and 5th Period
Monday, 3/26
1. Read/ Work on notes
 
HW: Benchmark Thur/Fri
 
Tuesday/Wednesday, 3/27-28
1. Read pgs 99-1120
2. Journal #5
3. Benchmark prep
 
HW: Benchmark essay next class
 
Thurs/Fri, 3/29-30
Benchmark
 
3rd Period
Monday, 3/26
Fitness Day
 
Wednesday, 3/28
1. Read pgs 88-123
2. During reading: take notes on Hero's Journey
3. Activity 2.8
 
HW: Finish activity 2.8
 
Friday, 3/30
1. Finish reading (123-end)
2. Discuss final essay
Choose prompt and start prewriting
 
HW: None
 
6th Period
Monday, 3/26
1. Work on research log
 
Tuesday, 3/27
1. Organize your argument
2. Examine a mentor text
3. Outline your essay
 
HW: Finish outline
 
Thursday, 3/29
1. Check outline
2. Outline to Paragraph Lesson
3. Write!
 
HW: Completed rough draft due Monday
 

Weekly Agenda 3/19-23 2nd and 5th

Monday/Tuesday, 3/19-20
1. Read "...Little Feet" and "Rice Sandwich"
2. Journal #5
3. Read 53-61
4. Vignette #2
 
HW: Read pgs 65-99 this week
 
QUIZ - 2nd- Friday
5th - Thursday
 
2nd Period
Thurs, 3/22
1. Work on Vignette
 
Friday, 3/23
1. Quiz
2. Share and turn in vignette
3. Read and notes
 
HW: read through pg 99
 
5th Period
Wednesday, 3/21
1. Work on Vignette
2. Read and notes
 
Thurs, 3/22
1. Quiz
2. Share and turn in vignette
 
HW: Read through pg 99

Weekly Agenda 3/12-16 - 2nd and 5th

Monday, 3/12
1. Discuss "identity" (What is it? How is it formed?)
2. Read Newsela article, "Intersectionality"
3. Discuss: What different aspects create your identity? What aspects create Esperanza's?
 
HW: Read ps 26-64 this week
 
Tuesday, 3/13
1. Read 2 Newsela articles on Layers of Identity
2. Discuss
 
HW: Read
 
Wed/Thurs, 3/14-15
1. Read"Marin" and "Alicia Who Sees Mice" 
2. Journal #4
3. Work on notes
 
HW: Read

Weekly Agenda 3/5-9 - 2nd and and 5th period

Monday, 3/5
1. Journal #2 - Essential Questions and Key Terms
2. Read vignette #1
 
HW: None
 
Tuesday/Wednesday, 3/6-7
1. Read "The House on Mango Street" and analyze author's craft
2. Write "Home" Vignette
3. Assign HOMS Notes
 
HW: Finish vignette
 
Thursday/Friday, 3/8-9
1. Share vignette
2. Read pg 6-25 as a class
3. Journal #3
4. Work on notes
 
HW: none
 

Weekly Agenda 2nd and 5th periods - 2/26-3/2

Monday, 2/26
Museum of tolerance Field Trip
 
Tuesday/Wednesday, 2/27-28
1. MOT Reflection
2. Check out House on Mango
3. Return Diary of a Young Girl
4. Check Tolerance Journals
 
HW: Finish MOT Reflection
 
Thursday/Friday, 3/1-2
1. Cisneros Research Poster
2. House on Mango Street Journal #1
 
HW:none
 

Weekly Agenda 2/20-23

Tuesday/Wednesday, 2/20-21
1. Work on Dialectic Journal
2. Start Found Poem
3. No Red Ink
 
HW: DJ due next class
MOT permission slip is late. Turn it in!
 
Thursday/Friday, 2/22-23
1. Review IAB results
2. Finish Found Poem (due today)
3. Review MOT expectations
 
HW: MOT Monday: be on time. bring a lunch
 

Weekly Agenda 2/12-16

Monday, 2/12
1. Journal #5
2. Work on DJ
 
HW:
- MOT permission slip ASAP
- Bring headphones or earbuds next class
 
Tues/Wed, 2/13-14
1. IAB (practice SBAC)
2. Work on DJ (Due end of next week)
 
HW: MOT permission slip
 
Thursday, 2/15
Career Day

Weekly Agenda 2/6-9

Tuesday/ Wednesday, 2/6-7
1. Museum of Tolerance Permission Slip and expectations
2. Comma Use Ted Ed video
3. No Red Ink Diagnostic
4. Finish AF postcards
 
HW: return signed permission slip
 
Thursday/Friday, 2/8-9
1. DJ#5 (Read and write)
2. No Red Ink practice (30 mins)
3. Decorate journal cover
4. Start DJ #6 (if time)
 
HW: Permission slip

Weekly Agenda 1/29-2/2

Monday, 1/29
1. Power of Words (Journal #4)
2. Discuss MOT Foci
3. Check Dialectic Journal - discuss, check for understanding
 
HW: Freedom Writers response due next class
 
Tues/Wed, 1/30-31
1. Freedom Writers Self Assessment and/or Revision
2. DJ #3 (Read and write)
 
HW; Read pages 27-40 for DJ #4
 
Thurs/Fri, 2/1-1 (end of Q2)
1. DJ #4 - write in journals
2. Anne Frank Postcards
 
HW: none
 
NOTES:
- 6th Period Only - Narrative Rewrites due Monday, 1/29
- Honors Only - Honors Reading Challenge due Friday, 2/2. One paragraph summary of each book, handwritten or printed, and signed by parent.