Composition

Week 1: January 25 - February 1

Monday - Snow day. No school. 
Tuesday - Semester 1 Final Exams, Hours 5 & 6.
Wednesday - Polar Vortex. No school. 

Thursday - Polar Vortex. No school. 

Friday
Syllabus
(1.1) Alpha Chart & (1.2) 12-Line Poem





Week 2: February 4 - 8

Monday
Poetry Jam! :)


Tuesday
Plagiarism Policy
(1.3) Understanding Plagiarism

Wednesday - Ice Day. No school. 


Thursday
Bring scissors, glue/tape, and magazines (to cut up) to begin project.
(1.4-1.7) "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Project Instructions & Rubric
(1.4) Visual for "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Project
(1.5) Planning for "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Project


Friday
Workshop grade.

(1.0) Binder + Syllabus + Plagiarism Policy due (check-in)
Signed UofM Consent Form due. 


Week 3: February 11 - 15

Monday
"Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Visual & Planning due during the hour. (1.6) Essay Structures Handout & Enrichment Opportunity
Chromebooks: typing "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Essay (1.6) Sample Essay (2012) - Two big body paragraphs model (1.6) Sample Essay (2010) - Mini paragraph per picture model (1.6) Sample Essay (2009) - Mini paragraph per picture model Workshop grade



Tuesday - Snow Day. No school. Wednesday   Chromebooks: typing "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Essay (1.6) Filling Out the Student Choice Section on a Rubric Workshop grade Thursday (1.6) "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Essay due as you walk into class.
(1.7) "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Presentation during the hour.  Friday (1.7) "Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Presentation during the hour



Week 4: February 18 - 22

Monday - President's Day. No School. 

Tuesday
(2.1) Writing Territory #1 and (2.0) Descriptive Techniques Notes Writing Territory #1
WT#1 Examples



Wednesday
(2.4) Similes & Metaphors UnJournals and (2.5) Snapshot


Thursday Practice: SAT & Composition (Written) Final Exam Packet
Read & annotate "What's Good?" in SAT Article
Begin Essay Planning Page

Friday 
Finish Essay Planning Page
"What's Good?" Instructions for Sample Essays
Complete and hand in packet


Week 5: February 25 - March 1

Monday
Introduction to Memoir & The Rules of Memoir Notes (Blank) Introduction to Memoir PowerPoint The Rules of Memoir (Filled - Key) Tuesday Memoir Excerpts Packet Wednesday - No classes. Practice SAT. Thursday Six Word Memoirs Friday Memoir Unit Schedule & Rubric Memoir Planning Packet


Week 6: March 4 - 8

Monday Workshop: Memoir Rough Draft Tuesday Workshop: Memoir Rough Draft Wednesday Finding Your Voice Thursday Peer Editing Activity OR Side-Shadowing (Self Editing Activity) Both for extra credit. Friday Workshop: Memoir Final Draft

Week 7: March 11 - 15

Monday Workshop: Memoir Final Draft Tuesday Memoir due as you walk in. Memoir Presentation Rubric & Schedule Ask Ms. Lamb or Miss S for presentation examples & demos. Workshop: Memoir Presentation Wednesday Workshop: Memoir Presentation Thursday - Half Day. Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Memoir Presentations Friday Memoir Presentations

Week 8: March 18 - 22

Monday Memoir Presentations Tuesday [2.2] Adjectives & Adverbs UnJournaling & [2.3] Snapshot Wednesday Adjectives, Comparatives, Superlatives, Adverbs Notes MadLibs & Stephen King Adverb Showdown Thursday Friday

Week 9: March 25 - 29

Monday All late pass and revised assignments due for the card marking. (4.0) Title Punctuation Practice Tuesday (6.7) Passive Voice & Zombies Notes (6.7) Passive Voice & Zombies Practice Wednesday (4.1) Works Cited + Annotated Bibliography Notes (4.1) Works Cited & Annotated Bibliography Notes (Completed) (4.1) MLA Handbook Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet) (4.2) Works Cited Practice Thursday Work on (4.2) Works Cited Practice Friday - ​End of Card Marking. Finish (4.2) Works Cited Practice Card Marking Reflection & Goals Sheet

Week 10: April 8 - 12

Monday (4.3) Parenthetical Citation Notes (4.3) Parenthetical Citation Practice Tuesday - ​No school. Wednesday (4.4) Database Demo (4.4) Database Demo (Completed) Thursday (4.5) Article of the Week: You Choose! Friday Go over (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt Begin collecting print source information and notes. Workshop grade.

Week 11: April 15 - 19

Monday Continue (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt. Finish gathering print sources and begin digital sources. Workshop grade. Tuesday Continue (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt. Finish gathering digital sources and begin typing/formatting. Workshop grade. Wednesday (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt due at end of hour. Workshop grade. Thursday (6.5) Grammar Cheat Sheet (6.5) Pronouns Practice & Subject-Verb Agreement Practice Friday (5.0) Social Issues Think-Pair-Share (5.0) SIRS Topics & Essential Questions Handout

Week 12: April 22 - 26

Monday AoW: "Merry Hallowmas" Annotations & 1-Page Reflection Tuesday Thanks Collage Poem Wednesday - No school. Thursday - No school. Thanksgiving. Friday - No school.

Week 13: April 29 - May 3

Monday (5.1-5.11) Persuasive Research Paper Rubric + Schedule (5.1) Topic Choice Page, (5.2) Planning, (5.3) Annotated Bibliography Tuesday Topic Choice Page (5.1) due at the end of the hour. Workshop grade. Wednesday
Small, Color-Coded Example of Anno Bib to Essay to Works Cited (5.3) Work on Annotated Bibliography (5.3) for Persuasive Research Paper. Workshop grade. Thursday Work on (5.3) Annotated Bibliography. Workshop grade. Friday Check-in (5.3) Annotated Bibliography by end of hour. (Extra credit for not using paper on Annotated Bibliography.) Workshop grade. Extra Credit Planning (5.2) due during the hour.

Week 14: May 6 - 10

Monday (5.4) Persuasive Techniques Notes & Practice "How To Use Rhetoric To Get What You Want" Video "What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion" Video Tuesday Finish (5.4) Persuasive Techniques Notes & Practice. Begin Rough Draft (5.6). Wednesday (5.6) Jane Schaffer Paragraph & Opposition Paragraph Notes Work on Rough Draft (5.6). Workshop grade.
Thursday Work on Rough Draft (5.6). Workshop grade.
Friday
(5.6) Rough Draft due by end of hour.
Workshop Grade.




Week 15: May 13 - 17

Monday (5.7) Cutting Clutter (Reducing Redundancy) Notes (5.7) Cutting Clutter Practice
Tuesday (5.8) Formal Writing Conventions Notes (5.8) Formal Writing Conventions Practice Wednesday (5.5) Sample Persuasive Research Essay + "What's Good?" Game Revise & edit Rough Draft into Serious Rough Draft (5.9) Thursday (5.6) Jane Schaffer Paragraph & Opposition Paragraph Notes Work on Serious Rough Draft (5.9) Workshop grade. Friday Work on Serious Rough Draft (5.9) Workshop grade.




Week 16: May 20 - 24

Monday Work on Serious Rough Draft (5.9) Print hard copy. Workshop grade. Tuesday Serious Rough Draft (5.9) due in hard copy as you walk in. (5.9) Editing Activity with Serious Rough Draft. Wednesday Work on (final version) Persuasive Research Paper (5.11) (5.10) Self-Revision Checklist Workshop grade. Thursday Persuasive Research Paper (5.11) due at the end of the hour. Workshop grade.
Friday (6.0) Apostrophes Practice




Week 17: May 27 - 31

Monday SAT Sample Essay "What's Good?" Game Tuesday Common Assessment - Written Portion - Reading & Planning 
Wednesday Common Assessment - Written Portion - Writing 
Thursday
Review for Common Assessment - Objective Portion Friday Kahoot Game for Final Exam Review for Common Assessment - Objective Portion. Review Game. Game code: 0477987 All revisions and late pass work due.




Week 19: June 10 - 14

Monday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school.
Tuesday Final Exams - Hours 1 and 2 
Wednesday - Final Exams - Hours 3 and 4
Thursday - Final Exams - Hours 5 and 6
Friday - No school.