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Friday, 2/3/2012
Begin Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section A, Order and Chaos Order and Chaos: Introduction
Section Warm-Up: Product Loyalty
Loyalty vs. Betrayal
Literary Elements: Symbolism
Tutorial: Symbols and Symbolism
Reading 1: "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan
Practice: Symbolism
Loyalty and Betrayal Theme Quiz, 40 points
Friday, 2/10/2012
Begin Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section B, Context
Context: Introduction
Section Warm-Up: A Context Riddle
Reading 2: from "Communists in the State Department," by Sen. Joseph McCarthy Exploring the Context of Senator McCarthy’s Speech
McCarthy Era Self-Check
Context Clues
More Root Words
Loyalty and Betrayal Context Quiz, 40 points
Friday, 2/17/2012
Begin Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section C, Sentence Variety Sentence Variety: Introduction
Section Warm-Up: A Conjunction Mnemonic
Independent Clauses
Practice: Independent Clauses and Fragments
Independent Clauses and Writing
Tutorial: Compound Sentences
Self-Check: Coordinating Conjunctions
Tutorial: Writing with Compound Sentences
Friday, 2/24/2012
Practice: Writing Compound Sentences
Sentence Variety Quiz, 35 points
Begin Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section D, The Kite Runner The Kite Runner: Introduction
Section Warm-Up: Kite Flying
Before You Read
Building Background - Tutorial: The Kite Runner
Reading 2: The Kite Runner
Continue Unit: Loyalty and Betrayal, Section D, The Kite Runner Friday, 3/2/2012
Reading 2: The Kite Runner. continued
Assignment: Web Page 100 points
The Kite Runner Quiz, 40 points
Unit Exam: Loyalty and Betrayal, 50 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section A, Analogies: Introduction Unit Warm-Up: Sounds and Images of Death
Section Warm-Up: Relationships Game
Tutorial: Analogies
Ten Words to Know
Friday, 3/9/2012
Practicing the Ten Words to Know
Analogies and Vocabulary Quiz, 30 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section B, Theme and Irony
Section Warm-Up: "Ironic"
Tutorial – Literary Elements: Irony
Literary Elements: Theme
Theme and Irony Quiz, 35 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section C, Reading Skills and Strategies Section Warm-Up: Foreshadowing
Friday, 3/16/2012
Using a Study Guide to Read Short Stories
Reading 1: "The Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin
Reading 2: "The Whirlygig of Life," by O. Henry
Reading Skills and Strategies Quiz, 30 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section D, Poetry
Section Warm-up: The Art of the Epitaph
Using the Study Guide to read Poetry
Reading 3: "Annabel Lee," by Edgar Allan Poe
Reading 4: "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," by Emily Dickinson Spring BreakNo tasks due
Friday, 3/30/2012
Reading 5: "Full of Life Now," by Walt Whitman
Reading 6: "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep," by Mary Frye Reading 7: "A Stone I Died," by J. Rumi
Poetry Quiz, 30 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section E, Grammar Connection
Section Warm-up: Sentence Types
Tutorial: Complex Sentences
Review: The Parts of Speech
Types of Subordinate Clauses: Adverb Clauses
Friday, 4/6/2012
Types of Subordinate Clauses: Adjective Clauses
Types of Subordinate Clauses: Noun Clauses
Review: Types of Subordinate Clauses
Tutorial: Using Complex Sentences to Improve Writing
Complex Sentences Quiz, 35 points
Begin Unit: Life and Death, Section F, Speeches
Section Warm-Up: Public Speaking Skills
A Commencement Speech
Reading 8: "Find What You Love," by Steve Jobs
Friday, 4/13/2012
Remembering and Honoring the Dead: A Eulogy
Reading 9: "Remarks on the Passing of Ronald Reagan, by Margaret Thatcher Tutorial: Writing a Eulogy
Project: Developing and Presenting a Eulogy 150 points
Life and Death Unit Exam, 85 points
Begin Unit: Time, Section A, Past and Future
Section Warm-Up: "A Walk Through Time"
Reading 1: "For Everything There Is a Season"
Literary Elements: Parallelism and Antithesis
Friday, 4/20/2012
Reading 2: "Past, Present, Future: Unattainable," by Hakuin
Buddhist Poetry
Reading 3: Sonnet...
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