Enlivening English II/Pre-AP English II

Mrs. Bozeman's Sophomore English Classes

Week of April 7, 2014

April4
Objective(s): TLW read a novella. TLW answer study questions. TLW create a “completely made-up story.” TLW read a science fiction novel.
TEKS: 1 (B) vocabulary-analyze textual context; 1 (E) use a dictionary to confirm meaning; 2(C) evaluate figurative language; 5-fiction 5 (A) isolated scenes/contribution to the work; 5(B)- character’s moral dilemmas; 5(C)- connection between narrator/tone of work; 7-function of symbolism, allegory, allusions; 14-writing literary texts
ELPS/CCRS: ELPS: CCRS: Reading II. C.2; C.4; Writing I.A.4–1, 2, ; I.A.5
STAARDomain(s): All domains
Novels, handouts, study questions; novellas
Instructional Strategies
Monday Pre-AP: Warm-up: Watch an episode of “The Wonder Years” on youtube. Discuss flashback/nostalgic writing. Section from Dandelion Wine by Bradbury. Students will close read and mark for literary devices: simile, metaphor, thematic motif, symbols, etc.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Ender’s Game-ch. 1. Read orally. Discuss the characters in the story. Distribute questions for Ch. 1/homework.
Tuesday Pre-AP: Complete close reading/marking of Dandelion Wine excerpt. Continue working on literary terms vocabulary cards.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Read Ch. 2 by Wed. Complete “In Context” exercise parts A&B. Vocabulary exercises on synonyms/antonyms from Vocabulary Workshop. Complete exercises. All are due on Friday at the end of class.
Wednesday Pre-AP: Discuss the final markup for Dandelion Wine section. Distribute Vocabulary Exercise #11. Preview words. Prewriting for “A Completely Made-up Story” from page 38 of Bernabei book./Distribute handout for prewriting. Walk students through the sections of the prewriting.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Chapter 2 questions-distribute to students. Answer for homework. Read Ch. 3 orally. Mini-lesson on misplaced modifiers.
Thursday Pre-AP:Plato Lab–write “Completely Made-Up Story”
Periods 2-4-6-7: Six weeks test. Second mini-lesson on misplaced modifiers. Chart on “Monitor the Situation”/students will complete the timeline in groups. Read Ch. 3 (finish if did not in class on Wed.)
Friday Pre-AP: Plato Lab–finish “Completely Made-Up Story.” Print and turn in for grade.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Exercise on misplaced modifiers from Vocabulary Workshop. Finish questions for Ender’s Game through Ch. 3. Read Ch. 4 silently.
Assessment/Evaluation: quizzes/handouts/oral reading checks/ reading response questions

Week of March 31, 2014

March26
Objective(s): TLW complete an expository writing practice exercise. TLW.  TLW read a novel. TLW practice short answer responses
TEKS: 2 (B); 4-archetypes; 2.C-figurative language as relates to historical/cultural setting; 5 (B) moral dilemmas in fiction; 13(A) plan a first draft
ELPS/CCRS: ELPS: CCRS: Reading II. C.2; C.4; Writing I.A.4–1, 2, ; I.A.5
STAAR Domain(s): All domains
Literature books, handouts
Instructional Strategies
Monday Pre-AP: Exercise in “Elaboration;” Reading review/Far Side cartoons–use PPT to review inferencing skills.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Exercise in “Elaboration;” Reading review/Far Side cartoons–use PPT to review inferencing skills.
Tuesday Pre-AP: STAAR test
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR test
Wednesday Pre-AP: Watch “The Truman Show”
Periods 2-4-6-7: Watch “The Truman Show”
Thursday Pre-AP: Watch “The Truman Show”
Periods 2-4-6-7: Watch “The Truman Show”
Friday Pre-AP: Complete “The Truman Show”; write response. Check out HOMS from library. Complete pre-writing questions.
Periods 2-4-6-7: “The Truman Show”; check out “Ender’s Game” from library. Complete small group exercise on opening of Ch. 1-students will develop 20 questions from the opening of the novel. Share and post in room.
Assessment/Evaluation: quizzes/handouts/oral reading checks; reading response questions/graphic organizers

Week of March 23, 2014

March21
Objective(s): TLW (The learner will) answer study questions. TLW complete STAAR practice exercises. TLW write a persuasive paper.
TEKS: 16 (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) All TEKS for persuasive writing
ELPS/CCRS: ELPS: (c) 5.E (all parts), (c) 5.C-spelling; (c) 5.F–grade appropriate sentence lengths, etc. CCRS: Writing: All Parts/Objectives
TAKS Domain(s): All writing STAAR domains
Literature books, handouts
Instructional Strategies
Monday Pre-AP: STAAR exercises/workbooks
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR exercises/workbooks; complete exercises for “Cask of Amontillado”
Tuesday Pre-AP: STAAR/workbooks
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR exercise/workbooks; Read “The Sniper”; complete story map for selection; complete character chart. Review characterization types.
Wednesday Pre-AP: STAAR exercise/workbooks
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR exercise/workbooks; complete questions for “The Sniper”
Thursday Pre-AP: STAAR exercises/Vocabulary #10 quiz
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR exercises
Friday Pre-AP: STAAR exercises/workbooks
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR exercises/workbooks; test on short stories used for STAAR review
Assessment/Evaluation: quizzes/handouts/oral reading checks; reading response questions/graphic organizers

Week of March 3, 2014

February28
Objective(s): TLW read a fiction selection. TLW write a short answer response. TLW complete STAAR practice exercises. Pre-AP TLW read and analyze a fiction selection.
TEKS: (1) A-Reading/Vocabulary development; B-reading/vocabulary development; (2) A-themes of difference time periods; C-relate figurative language to historical/cultural setting; (5) A-analyze isolated scenes; 5.B- moral dilemmas of characters; 6-non-fiction; (7)A-symbolism/allusionRC-10 (A) Reading comprehension skills; (B) Reading/Comprehension Skills—use evidence to support understanding; (1) A; E reading/vocabulary development/STAAR review using appropriate TEKS throughout the week
ELPS/CCRS: ELPS: (1) E/ c.2.C/ c.3.D; c.5.G CCRS: Reading II. C.2
TAKS Domain(s): All domains
Literature books, handouts, study questions
Instructional Strategies
Monday Pre-AP: Period 1: Elaboration exercise/ELA Benchmark
Periods 2-4-6-7: ELA Benchmark
Tuesday Pre-AP: Reading questions –Practice 5 for Of Mice and Men
Periods 2-4-6-7: Vocabulary Quiz #9. Check packets and take quiz. Reading questions for The Hunger Games and DIY Biology. Complete questions for homework.
Wednesday Pre-AP: Final test over OMAM. Partner grading with SA grading charts for short answer response questions.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Plan and write SA response questions for Hunger Games packet. Share responses with partner for partner grading using SA grading charts.
Thursday Pre-AP: Read non-fiction selection and mark for writer’s craft. Answer questions on the selection.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Read “Ambush” by O’Brien. Answer questions/SA response question.
Friday Pre-AP: Inference exercise.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Inference exercise.
Assessment/Evaluation: quizzes/handouts/oral reading checks/STAAR practice exercise; reading response questions/tests

Week of Feb. 24, 2014

February21
Objective(s): TLW read a fiction selection. TLW write a short answer response. TLW take a poetry test. TLW take a reading check quiz. TLW complete graphic organizers for comprehension.
TEKS: (1) A-Reading/Vocabulary development; B-reading/vocabulary development; (2) B-reading comprehension of a literary text; (5) structure and elements of fiction; (6) Reading comprehension of Literary Non-fiction; (16) Persuasive texts RC-10 (A) Reading comprehension skills; (B) Reading/Comprehension Skills—use evidence to support understanding; (1) A; E reading/vocabulary development/STAAR review using appropriate TEKS throughout the week
ELPS/CCRS: ELPS: (1) E/ c.2.C/ c.3.D; c.5.G CCRS: Reading II. C.2
TAKS Domain(s): All domains
Literature books, handouts, study questions, copies of selections
Instructional Strategies
Monday Pre-AP: OMAM Quiz #2 over extracts 3-4. Practice #1–STAAR skills with OMAM/reading questions and SA response question. Due tomorrow if not completed. Homework: Vocab Unit #9 packet. Due 3/4
Periods 2-4-6-7: Read “Those Winter Sundays.” Answer questions; complete cross-over question exercise. Plan response, complete STAAR-styled box answer. Homework: Rewrites for persuasive essay on cheating.
Tuesday Pre-AP: OMAM–Ch. 4 exercise on Crooks room. Students will draw a rendition of Crooks’s room and writing an analysis of him as a character. Homework: Extract questions
Periods 2-4-6-7: Poetry Test #1 over first four poems. Finish planning SA response and complete box answer. Tone and Diction analysis worksheet for “Those Winter Sundays.” Complete for homework.
Wednesday Pre-AP: Quiz #3–extracts 5-6. Crooks’ room exercise–continue working on project. Practice #4–reading STAAR skills/SA response. Complete for homework if needed.
Periods 2-4-6-7: STAAR warm-up: Revising and Editing packet. Read “The Bean Eaters.” Answer analysis questions.
Thursday Pre-AP: Continue working on Crook’s room. Turn in for grade. Discussion question on “Curley’s Wife” exercise. Answer probing questions and complete chart w/ quotations Homework: Extract questions.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Read “A Popular Play” and answer questions. Start analysis handout. Homework: study for poetry test #2.
Friday Pre-AP: Read “To A Mouse” and discuss. Homework: answer questions. Turn in for daily grade.
Periods 2-4-6-7: Poetry Test #2. Complete analysis handout for poem.
Assessment/Evaluation: quizzes/handouts/oral reading checks/STAAR practice exercise; reading response questions/tests

Notes on “Jorge”

February19

Notes on Jorge


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