Composition

Week 1: September 3 - 7

Monday - Labor Day. No School.
Tuesday
Syllabus
(1.1) Alpha Chart & (1.2) 12-Line Poem
Wednesday
Poetry Jam! :)


Thursday
Plagiarism Policy
(1.3) Understanding Plagiarism



Friday
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

(1.0) Binder + Syllabus + Plagiarism Policy due (check-in) during workshop.
Workshop grade. 


Week 2: September 10 - 14

Monday
"Writer I Am / Writer I Will Be" Visual & Planning due during the hour.
(1.6) Essay Structures Handout & Enrichment Opportunity
Workshop grade.

Tuesday
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
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 3: September 17 - 21

Monday
Composition Skills Pre-Test

Writing Territory #1
WT#1 Examples

Tuesday (2.1) Writing Territory #1 and (2.0) Descriptive Techniques Notes (2.2) Adjectives & Adverbs UnJournals Wednesday (2.3) Adjectives & Adverbs Snapshot Thursday (2.4) Similes & Metaphors UnJournals and (2.5) Snapshot Friday (2.6) Synonyms UnJournals & (2.7) Personification UnJournals


Week 4: September 24 - 28

Monday
(2.8) Imagery Snapshot & (2.9) Onomatopoeia Snapshot

Tuesday
(2.11) "Abuelito Who" Poem 
Wednesday
(2.10) Shrink/Stretch Time

Thursday (2.13) "Pimp My Write" Revision Techniques Sheet (Blank) "Pimp My Write" Revision Techniques (Completed Notes) "Pimp My Write" Revision Techniques (Completed Examples)

Friday 
Complete (2.13) "Pimp My Write" Revisions
(3.0) Writing Territory #2, Journal #1, Writing Territory #3, Journal #2

Week 5: October 1 - 5

Monday
(3.1) MLA Style Outline Notes (3.1) MLA Style Outline Notes (Completed Notes) Tuesday (3.2) MLA Style Outline Practice - SHS Workshop grade. Wednesday (3.2) MLA Style Outline Practice - SHS Workshop grade. Thursday SHS Outline due as you walk in. (3.4) Thesis Notes & Practice (3.4) Thesis Notes (Completed Notes) Friday (3.3) Hooks Notes & Scavenger Hunt (3.3) Hooks Notes & Scavenger Hunt (Completed Examples)


Week 6: October 8 - 12

Monday (3.5-3.15) How To / Process Essay Schedule & Rubric (3.5) How To / Process Essay Outline and (3.6) Rough Draft Begin How To / Process Essay Outline (3.5). Workshop grade. Tuesday Extra credit for checking Outline (3.5) in with Ms. Lamb today. Workshop grade. Wednesday - Half Day (Hours 1, 2, 3) How To / Process Essay Outline (3.5) due during the hour. Begin How To / Process Essay Rough Draft (3.6). Workshop grade. Thursday - Half Day (Hours 4, 5, 6) How To / Process Essay Outline (3.5) due during the hour. Begin How To / Process Essay Rough Draft (3.6). Workshop grade. Friday Write How To / Process Essay Rough Draft (3.6). Workshop grade.

Week 7: October 15 - 19

Monday (3.7) Sample Essay / "What's Good?" Game Write How To / Process Essay Rough Draft (3.6). Tuesday How To / Process Essay Rough Draft (3.6) due at the end of the hour. Chromebooks. Workshop grade. Wednesday (3.8) Transitions Chart + Essay Comments Info for Rough Drafts (3.8) Transitions Practice Thursday
(3.9) Semicolons and (3.10) Colons Handout The Oatmeal: How to Use a Semicolon (3.9) Semicolons and (3.10) Colons Practice Friday (3.11) Commas Practice (Comma-rama!) 15 Punctuation Marks (In Order of How Much They Do / How Hard They Are To Learn)

Week 8: October 22 - 26

Monday Review essay comments and focus correction areas (FCAs). Begin writing How To / Process Essay Serious Rough Draft (3.12). Workshop grade. Tuesday Write How To / Process Essay Serious Rough Draft (3.12). Print Serious Rough Draft. Workshop grade. Wednesday How To / Process Essay Serious Rough Draft (3.12) due as you walk in. (Must be a printed hard copy / not digital.) (3.13) Whole-Class Editing Activity PowerPoint (3.13) Whole-Class Editing Activity (Written Instructions) Thursday Write How To / Process Essay (FWP) (3.15). Workshop grade. (3.14) Student Checklist for How To / Process Essay How To/Process Essay Final Writing Product (3.15) due at end of hour. Friday Read & annotation Halloween news blurbs. Write 1-page reflection.

Week 9: October 29 - November 2

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: November 5 - 9

Monday (4.3) Parenthetical Citation Notes (4.3) Parenthetical Citation Practice Tuesday - ​No school. Wednesday Thursday Friday

Week 11: November 12 - 16

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday (4.4) Database Demo (4.4) Database Demo (Completed) Friday (4.5) Article of the Week: You Choose!

Week 12: April 23 - 27

Monday Go over (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt Begin collecting print source information and notes. Workshop grade. Tuesday Continue (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt. Finish gathering print sources and begin digital sources. Workshop grade. Wednesday Continue (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt. Finish gathering digital sources and begin typing up final product. Workshop grade.
Thursday (4.6) Annotated Bibliography Scavenger Hunt due at end of hour. Workshop grade. Friday (5.0) Social Issues Think-Pair-Share (5.0) SIRS Topics & Essential Questions Handout

Week 13: April 30 - May 4

Monday (6.5) Grammar Cheat Sheet (6.5) Pronouns Practice & Subject-Verb Agreement Practice Tuesday (5.1-5.11) Persuasive Research Paper Rubric + Schedule (5.1) Topic Choice Page, (5.2) Planning, (5.3) Annotated Bibliography
Topic Choice Page (5.1) due at the end of the hour.
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 7 - 11

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 14 - 18

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 21 - 25

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 - Half Day. Shortened classes. (6.6) Visual Essay (Review)




Week 17: May 28 - June 1

Monday SAT Sample Essay "What's Good?" Game Tuesday Common Assessment - Written Portion - Reading & Planning 
Wednesday Common Assessment - Written Portion - Writing 
Thursday
Review for Final Exam Friday Kahoot Game for Final Exam




Week 19: June 11 - 15

Monday Review for Common Assessment - Objective Portion. TAKE THE AdvancED SURVEY!
Tuesday Review for Common Assessment - Objective Portion. Review Game. Game code: 0477987 All revisions and late pass work due.
Wednesday - Final Exams - Hours 1 and 2
Thursday  - Final Exams - Hours 3 and 4
Friday - Final Exams - Hours 5 and 6