American Literature Calendar

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  • 1st Day of School
    All day
    2019.08.05

    Students will read and discuss the Code of Conduct Handbook

    –Homework–Check website and print out syllabus and the first set of documents on the handouts tab.  Put the other documents in your binder under the appropriate tab and bring to class Friday, 08/09/19.

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  • syllabus
    All day
    2019.08.06

    2nd and 6th–discussed the syllabus and class rules and consequences

    6th–worked on student interest and ice breaker

    –Homework–get syllabus signed (paper and electronic), get materials for class, and print out information from the handouts tab

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  • Lit Terms diagnostic
    All day
    2019.08.07

    Students completed a literary terms diagnostic

    –Homework–Get syllabus signed (both versions) and print all handouts to bring in on Friday in your organized binder with supplies

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  • Writing Diagnostic
    All day
    2019.08.08

    students signed up for turnitin.com and google classroom—students also took the writing diagnostic

    –Homework–Friday is the deadline to submit both versions of the syllabus for full credit and to bring in your ready made binders and supplies

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  • Unit 1 Pretest
    All day
    2019.08.09

    Students took the Unit 1 pretest

     

    –Homework–work on summer reading assignment

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  • Notes
    All day
    2019.08.12

    Students began taking Cornell notes over Native American Myths and Legends

    –Homework–work on summer reading assignment

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  • Notes
    All day
    2019.08.13

    students completed Cornell notes over Native American literature and began taking Cornell notes over Puritanism and Colonialism

    –Homework–work on summer reading assignment

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  • Notes
    All day
    2019.08.14

    2nd– Continued notes on Puritanism and Colonialism

    6th– completed unit 1 notes

    –Homework– work on summer reading

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  • Notes/NA Reading
    All day
    2019.08.15

    2nd–continued working on notes over unit 1

    6th– read and analyzed and took notes over “The Earth on the Turtle’s Back” (from the textbook, page 18)

    –Homework–work on summer reading

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  • Native Myths
    All day
    2019.08.16

    2nd–students completed the notes and read the background on page 16 of the textbook

    –Homework–2nd–read the story “The Earth on the Turtle’s Back” and take notes on how the elements of native myths are represented in the story—bring to class on Monday and be prepared to discuss

    6th–students read, discussed, and took notes over “When the Grizzlies Walked Upright” page 21 of the textbook

    –Homework–ALL–work on summer reading

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  • Native Myth
    All day
    2019.08.19

    2nd –discussed the “Earth on the Turtle’s Back” and began reading/discussing/taking notes over “When the Grizzlies Walked Upright”

    –Homework–USA test prep, complete the notes for the Grizzlies story, Read and take notes over “The Navajo Origin Legend” (page 24 in the textbook)–bring to class tomorrow –complete summer reading

    6th–read/discussed/took notes over “The Navajo Origin Legend” and “The Iroquois Constitution”

    –Homework–complete notes over the Iroquois piece–work on USA Test Prep–complete summer reading

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  • Native Myth
    All day
    2019.08.20

    2nd –disucssed the two stories from the homework the night before–introduced to the narrative writing project

    6th–worked on the pre-write for the narrative writing project

    –Homework–Both–complete pre-write for native myth narrative—USA test prep—Complete summer reading

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  • Native Myth
    All day
    2019.08.21

    All classes– Students worked on their rough drafts for their native origin narratives

    –Homework– complete rough drafts (due in class tomorrow), USA test prep,  and work on summer reading

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  • Native Myths
    All day
    2019.08.22

    Students worked on Peer-editing their narratives (2 per person) –see handouts for peer-editing sheet

    –Homework–if you did not finish peer-editing in class, you may use your parents to peer-edit but they need to sign the paper—typed final drafts need to be brought to class tomorrow—–work on USA test prep and summer reading

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  • Native Myths
    All day
    2019.08.23

    Students worked on reflection paragraph, turned in all narrative components, and began presentations

    –Homework–USA test prep and summer reading

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  • Native Myths
    All day
    2019.08.26

    Students presented their Native Myths to the class

    –Homework–USA test prep and Summer reading

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  • Native/Smith
    All day
    2019.08.27

    Students finally completed all presentations and began to delve into John Smith

    –Homework–USA test prep and complete summer reading (due Friday, Aug 30th –No Exceptions or Late Work allowed)

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  • Smith
    All day
    2019.08.28

    Students began reading/analyzing/taking notes over John Smith’s “The General History of VA” pg 70 focusing on author’s purpose, POV, symbolism, and language shift

    –Homework–finish reading the John Smith piece and identify examples and notes for the focus—USA test prep—-Summer reading (due in class Friday)

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  • Smith/Bradford
    All day
    2019.08.29

    Students completed discussion over John Smith piece and began reading/analyzing/taking notes over William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” focusing on  author’s purpose, audience, persuasion, and breaking down long sentences

    –Homework–complete the reading and note taking of Bradford, complete summer reading (due in class tomorrow), and USA test prep

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  • Bradford
    All day
    2019.08.30

    students continued the discussion over Bradford’s piece from yesterday–taking notes over the same concepts

    Students turned in their summer reading annotations

    –Homework–Complete the work for Bradford, USA test prep

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