8/21
  • Discuss textbook and set up of class
  • Read sample essay/discuss
  • Notes "Reading to Write" with Powerpoint
  • Brainstorming Activity
    • Homework: Make sure you have a notebook you can designate to English 12 notes. Bring notebook and completed brainstorming activity to class next time.


8/23
  • Discuss active reading
    • Read pgs 14-16, 23
    • Define Highlighting and annotating
    • see example "Plagiarism" essay
  • Highlighting and Annotating practice with "Sotomayor" article
  • Notes over pags 29-32
  • Complete exercises 1&2 pg 33
    • Discuss

8/27

  • Discuss exercises 1 & 2
  • Read pgs 34 & 35
  • Complete and discuss exercises 3 & 4 in class
  • Read "Freewriting" pgs 36 - 38
  • Complete exercise 5 & 6 (in dated notebook entry)
  • Look at Brainstorming 1 - 12 (college app questions from first day) and review in class exercises to find a possible topic for first essay
  • Once topic is identified, write it at the top of a clean sheet of paper and complete the following questions regarding topic and turn in:
    • Questions pg. 32 (blue box
    • Checklist pgs. 34 - 35 (other blue box)

8/29
  • Discussion/Notes over pgs 41-49
  • Using information from notes, create a thesis statement based on topic choice from last time.
  • Either cluster or outline the information you plan to use in your essay.
    • Turn in thesis and cluster/ouline.
  • Homework: Read chapter 3 and take notes.
    • Quiz over chapter 3 next time.

8/31
  • Chapter Three Quiz
  • Thesis statement conferences
  • Write Introductions (due Wednesday).

9/11
  • Turn in final draft personal statements
  • Mrs. Klinedinst's college apps/financial aid presentation.

9/13
  • Notes over 86 - 90
    • Quiz Monday!
  • College App/career cruising investigation

9/17
  • Quiz over end of chapter 5
  • Read "Only Daughter" pg 111
    • In dated notebook entry, complete:
      • Comprehension questions 1 - 5
      • Audience and purpose questions 1 - 3
      • Journal entry pg. 115
  • Homework
    • Highlight notes pgs. 97-108
    • Read "The Socks" pg. 109
    • Complete Journal Entry assignment (to turn in on Wednesday when you come to class).

9/19
  • Discussion of Chapter 6
    • What are the important elements of narrative writing?
    • Identify those elements in Cisneros's "Only Daughter" article
  • Group pre-writing for Collaborative Narrative
    • List television shows that represent specific stages of life
    • Assign stages/shows to individual group members.
  • Individuals should write a narrative paragraph that describes assigned stage, identifies tv shows that represent that stage, and analyzes what those programs mean to/say about their age group. In other words, WHY were those specific tv shows important to you and your group members at that time in your lives?

9/21
  • Read and discuss the "Selecting Details' section on pg. 156-157 in textbook.
  • Read "Indian Education" on pg. 142 - 147 in text.
  • Answer and discuss questions over "Indian Education"
  • Read/discuss Friends example paragraph
  • Revise original paragraphs. Individual paragraphs need to follow a similar structure in order to unify final drafts as a whole.
  • Work on group's thesis statements and discuss them with Mrs. Coulter. Your thesis should address: "What do your group's tv preferences reveal aout your generation's values/development?"
  • Finish revising paragraphs as homework.

9/25
  • Put collaborative essay together in one document
  • Group editing.
  • Final Draft
    • MLA Format (all group members' names)
    • Title = Thesis Statement

9/27
  • Read article on pg. 176 of textbook
    • Answer questions on handout/discuss.
  • Notes over Chapter 8: Exemplification
  • Read "Let Steriods Into the Hall of Fame" on pg. 253 of textbook
    • Finish questions on handout as homework.

10/1
  • Turn in questions over steroids article
  • Read "Why Looks are the Last Bastion of Discrimination" on pg. 246-250.
  • Complete Exemplification handout (below)
  • View images on pg. 226 and complete reading images questions 1-3 and journal activity in your English 12 notebooks.
  • Review the list of notebook entries at this link: Notebook entries
    • English 12 notebook completion grade next time.

10/3
  • Read pgs. 221-223 and 214-216 in textbook
  • Review how to write an effective thesis statement.
  • Choose one of the Writing Assignments for Exemplificaiton (pg. 261) and create an outline (modeled after the one on pg. 216) for an essay based on that topic.
  • Turn in English 12 notebook for a grade.

10/5

10/10
  • Notes over Chapter 9: Process
  • Complete Reading Images (pg. 279), Question 1 - 3
  • Read "Getting Coffee is Hard to Do" (pg. 286) and complete the following questions: Comprehension #3, Purpose and Audience # 2, and Style and Structure #2
  • Read "How to Decorate Your Room When You're Broke" (pg 290) and complete Style and Structure questions 1, 2, and 4.

10/12
  • Read and discuss 268-269
  • Complete Partner Process Paragraph Assignment

10/16
  • "The Lottery" vocabulary assignment
  • Read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  • Complete verb tense/p.o.v shift assignment

10/23
  • Notes over Chapter 10 Cause and Effect
  • School-based cause and effect handout
  • Read "Who Killed Benny Paret?" pg. 339
  • Complete the following on pgs. 341-342
    • Comprehension questions 1-4
    • Purpose and Audience 1-4
    • Journal entry
    • Combining Patterns Question

10/25
  • Notes over Cause/Effect essay format
  • Discussion of Cause/Effect essay example
  • Decide on a topic and complete Cause/Effect Essay: Planning and Structuring handout
    • Use page 230 in textbook for outline format.
    • Homework: complete handout and outline for next time.

10/29
  • Review of introduction techniques (notes)
  • Review transitions (minimum of THREE) in your essay.
  • Review MLA style/works cited.
  • Conference about outline and begin writing essay.
    • Homework: Complete rough draft of essay due next time.

10/31
  • Complete essay revision process (checklist and focus handouts)
  • Revise essays
  • Turn in completely revised essay with rubric FIRST THING NEXT TIME!

11/05
  • Notes over Chapter 11: Compare/Contrast and Parallelism
  • Read "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior" on pg. 410 and complete Style and Structure questions in dated notebook entry.
  • Complete parallelism handout.

11/14

11/16

11/27
  • Finish group vocabulary quiz
  • Take notes over Classification and Division chapter
  • Vocabulary study assignment

11/29
  • Discussion of Classification/Division
  • Classification/Division tv activity
  • Vocabulary activity
  • Read "Colllege Pressure" (pg. 450)
    • In dated notebook entry complete the following questions at the end of the article:
      • Comprehension 1, 3, 4, 6, 9
      • Purpose and Audience 3
      • Style and Structure 1, 3

11/03
  • Discuss "College Pressures" questions and turn in notebooks
  • Read "The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales of Woe" (pg. 460)
  • In groups, complete:
    • Purpose and Audience #1
    • Style and Structure 2, 7, 8
    • Group handout

11/7

12/11
  • Complete the tutorials at the links below and take notes over the Element of an Argument and Logical Fallacies. You will be quizzed over the information next time, and you WILL be able to use your notes. The quiz will consist of terminology introduced in the tutorial, and it will test your ability to identify different types of logical fallacy.
  • Take notes over Inductive and Deductive Arguments on pgs. 533-536 of your textbook. This information will also be on the quiz.

12/13
  • Quiz over Arguement notes from last time.
  • Read pgs. 630 - 631 together.
  • Read "A Tax That Invests in our Health: pg. 632 and "Fat Tax" pgs 636- 638
  • Complete Vocabulary and Questions handout.

12/17
  • Complete questions 1-4 over Reading Images pg. 551
  • Discuss "Structuring the Argument Essay" pg 541.
  • Choose an activity on pg. 651 and create an MLA style outline (complete with thesis statement) for an argument essay over the topic. You are just creating an outline, not writing an essay, and you will be graded on the following:
    • Is the ouline in MLA format? See outline example here
    • Is the thesis strong? (see Developing a Thesis pg. 44 of textbook)
    • Does your evidence clearly support your thesis and is it free of logical fallacy?
    • Does your outline include a section that effectively addresses and refutes opposing arguments?
    • Is the ouline complete (are ALL parts of the argumentative essay structure present)?
    • Is it in final draft form?


12/19
  • Turn in Argument essay outline.
  • Turn in textbooks.
  • Discuss English 12 finals


12/21
  • B Day Finals