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Freshman Syllabus - First Semester

FIRST NINE WEEKS
Novel - Brian's Song by William Blinn (need by August 25)
Reading Comprehension
The Writing Process
Writing the Information Essay
Elements of a Short Story
Literary Terms
Vocabulary
Grammar

WEEK ONE
Class Guidelines Test

WEEK TWO
Reading Comprehension
"The Devil and Daniel Webster"
"Harrison Bergeron"

WEEK THREE
Vocab. Test #1
The Writing Process (PowerPoint)
Planning

WEEK FOUR
Vocab. Test #2
Introduction to the Informative Essay (PowerPoint)
Introduction Paragraph (notes)
Drafting
Parallel Sentence Structure (notes)

WEEK FIVE
Labor Day
Vocab. Test #3
Mid-Quarter Exam
Body of the Essay (PowerPoint)
Binder Check #1
Vocab. Test #4
World's Strongest Dad Video

WEEK SIX
Essay Conclusion
Book Quiz #1
Create Literary Terms Flash Cards
Caught 'Ya Bell Work Pop Quiz
Book Quiz #2
Vocab. Test #5

WEEK SEVEN
Literary Terms
Story Literary Elements (PowerPoint)
Irony (PowerPoint)
"The Necklace"
Book Quiz #3
Vocab. Test #6
Literary Terms Quiz #1

WEEK EIGHT
Homecoming Week
Book Quiz #4
Watch Brian's Song Video
Vocab. Test #7

WEEK NINE
Brian's Song Test
SPMS Quiz
Begin Edgar Allan Poe Unit (PowerPoint)
Read "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Watch the Video
Watch Sophomore Literary Devices Videos
Vocab. Test #8

WEEK TEN
Read "The Cask of Amontillado"
Watch the Video
Nine Weeks' Exam


SECOND NINE WEEKS

WEEK ONE
Begin The Red Pony
Notes on John Steinbeck (PowerPoint)
Read "The Raven" by Poe
Watch the Video
Vocab. Test #9
Book Quiz #1

WEEK TWO
Read "Hop Frog" and "The Black Cat"
Work on Poe-sters

WEEK THREE
Poe-ster Presentations!
Mood and Tone Notes
Poe Jeopardy
Poe Test
Book Quiz #2
Battle of the Sexes II

WEEK FOUR
Veterans' Day Ceremony
Begin Vocab. Smack Down Contest!
Book Quiz #3
Types of Characters Notes (PowerPoint)
Fact vs. Opinion and Connotation & Denotation Notes (PowerPoint)
Work on Book Study Guide
Book Quiz #4

WEEK FIVE
Review Book Study Guide
Mid-Nine Week Exam
Book Jeopardy
Book Major Test

WEEK SIX
Subjects
Verbs
DO, IO, Object of Prepositions (Spongebob PowerPoint)
Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives (my favorites!) (PowerPoint)
Vocab. Test (words #1-25)
Read Newsweek magazine

WEEK SEVEN
Pronoun Cases
Who and Whom
Reflexive, Intensive, and Comparisons
Pronoun Antecedents
Vocab Test (words #26-50)

WEEK EIGHT
Pronoun Review
Pronoun Pack Test
Battle of the Sexes
Review for Exam

WEEK NINE
Exam Week



Freshman Syllabus - Second Semester

WEEK ONE
Begin reading Nothing but the Truth
Nouns
Verbs
Prepositions
Book Quiz #1
Vocab. Test #11

WEEK TWO
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Book Discussion
Point of View
Book Quiz #2
Vocab.Test #12

WEEK THREE
Point of View Video Project
Book Quiz #3
Vocab. Test #13

WEEK FOUR
Videos Due
Book Quiz #4
Vocab. Test #14

WEEK FIVE
Interrupters
Introductory Phrases
Adjectives and Adverbs
Book Quiz #5
Vocab. Test #15

WEEK SIX
Major Test on Adj., Adverbs, and Confused Words
Book Quiz #6
Vocab. Test #16

WEEK SEVEN
Presidents' Day
Book Quiz #7
Career Day

WEEK EIGHT
Resources (PowerPoint)
Resources Scavenger Hunt
Vocabsketball!
Major Test on Nothing but the Truth
Vocab. Test #17

WEEK NINE
Lit. Termarama!

FOURTH NINE WEEKS

WEEK ONE
Background on Shakespeare
Begin Memorizing the Prologue to Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare TEST

WEEK TWO
Begin Reading Romeo & Juliet

Sophomore Syllabus - First Semester

FIRST NINE WEEKS
Novel - After the First Death by Robert Cormier (need by August 25)
Reading Comprehension
The Writing Process
Writing the Informative Essay
Elements of the Short Story
Sophomore Memory Book
Literary Terms
Vocabulary
Grammar

WEEK ONE
Class Guidelines Test

WEEK TWO
Reading Comprehension
"The Devil and Daniel Webster"
"Harrison Bergeron"

WEEK THREE
Vocab. Test #1
The Writing Process (PowerPoint)
Planning

WEEK FOUR
Vocab. Test #2
Introduction to the Informative Essay (PowerPoint)
Introduction Paragraph (notes)
Drafting
Parallel Sentence Structure (notes)

WEEK FIVE
Labor Day
Vocab. Test #3
Mid-Quarter Exam
Body of the Essay (PowerPoint)
Binder Check #1
Vocab. Test #4
World's Strongest Dad Video

WEEK SIX
Essay Conclusion
Book Quiz #1
Create Literary Terms Flash Cards
Book Quiz #2
Vocab. Test #5

WEEK SEVEN
Literary Terms
Story Literary Elements (PowerPoint)
Irony (PowerPoint)
"The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant"
Vocab. Test #6
Literay Terms Quiz #1

WEEK EIGHT
Homecoming Week
Begin Literary Devices Video Project

WEEK NINE
SPMS Quiz
Video Presentations
Vocab. Test #7

WEEK TEN
Read "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Nine Weeks' Test


SECOND NINE WEEKS

WEEK ONE
Begin Night
Notes on Elie Wiesel (PowerPoint)

WEEK TWO
Notes on the Holocaust
Read "The Widow of the Dice"
Read "Little Polish Boy"
Vocab. Test #9
Book Quiz #2

WEEK THREE
Mood and Tone Notes
Types of Characters Notes (PowerPoint)
Book Quiz #3
Work on Book Study Guide

WEEK FOUR
Veterans' Day Ceremony
Begin Vocab. Smack Down Contest!
Fact vs. Opinion and Connotation & Denotation Notes (PowerPoint)
Book Quiz #4
Work on Book Study Guide
Read Newsweek magazine

WEEK FIVE
Review Book Study Guide
Mid-Nine Week Exam
Book Jeopardy (PowerPoint)
Book Major Test

WEEK SIX
Subjects
Verbs
DO, IO, Object of Prepositions (Spongebob PowerPoint)
Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives (my favorites!) (PowerPoint)
Vocab. Test (words #1-25)
Read Newsweek magazine

WEEK SEVEN
Pronoun Cases
Who and Whom
Reflexive, Intensive, and Comparisons
Pronoun Antecedents
Vocab. Test (words #26-50)

WEEK EIGHT
Pronoun Review
Pronoun Pack Test
Battle of the Sexes
Review for Exam

WEEK NINE
Exam Week

Sophomore Syllabus - Second Semester

WEEK ONE
Nouns
Verbs
Prepositions
Pop Quiz
Vocab. Test #11

WEEK TWO
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Essay Introduction Paragraph
Vocab. Test #12

WEEK THREE
Point of View
Vocab. Test #13

WEEK FOUR
Begin studying the Titanic (Titanic Background PowerPoint)
Vocab. Test #14

WEEK FIVE
Begin reading A Night to Remember
Book Quiz #1
Vocab. Test #15

WEEK SIX
Sentence Structure
Book Quiz #2
Vocab. Test #16

WEEK SEVEN
Presidents' Day
More Sentence Structure
Major Test on Sentence Structure
Book Quiz #3

WEEK EIGHT
Review Sentence Structure (PowerPoint)
Major Test (Again) on Sentence Structure
Review Titanic Information
Major Test on A Night to Remember
Vocab. Test #17

WEEK NINE
Begin Review the Writing Process (Pirates)
Essay Due Friday


FOURTH NINE WEEKS

WEEK ONE
Continue Working on Writing

WEEK TWO
State Writing Test!