Eng 8: Senior Composition Work

Date In-Class Work Homework Assigned
6-Jan 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.  
7-Jan 1. Read WS "Sylvia Plath at Seventeen"
1. Finish class work
8-Jan 1. Group Work: WS Questions on Essay
9-Jan 1. Discuss reading  
10-Jan 1. Discuss reading  
13-Jan 1. Discuss reading  
14-Jan 1. Discuss reading
2. Essay "Me at Seventeen"
 
15-Jan 1. Lab Day: MLA page format; Intro online research tools
2. WS Online Resources Instructions and Assignment
 
16-Jan 1. Lab Day: WS Online Resources Instructions and Assignment
17-Jan Snow Day  
20-Jan No School: MLK Day
21-Jan "Me at Seventeen" Essay Due
1. Group Work: 1. Group Work: WS "Lunchroom Fight" Activity (Plausibility and Perspective)
 
22-Jan 1. Discuss assignment  
23-Jan 1. Group Work: WS "Make Your Case!" Activity (Corroboration) 1. Finish class work
24-Jan 1. Discuss assignment  
27-Jan 1. Discuss "Make Your Case!" Assignment
2. Group Work: WS "Lunchroom Fight II" Activity (Reliability)
28-Jan 1. Discuss "Lunchroom Fight II" Activity
2. Read "Former Immigration Officer: Many Illegals Can Vote with Fake Documents" Article
 
29-Jan 1. Read WS "How to Recognize Fake News"
2. Discuss fake news and researching elelmets from "Former Immigration Officer..." article
 
30-Jan 1. Finish discussing article and research
2. Lab Day: Find "fake news" elements of article using guidlines
31-Jan 1. Lab Day: Find "fake news" elements of article using guidlines
3-Feb    
4-Feb 1. Article Reflection Activity: "Increased Civilian Gun Ownership Will Not Reduce Crime"  
5-Feb 1. Discuss Article Reflections  
6-Feb 1. Discuss Article Reflections  
7-Feb 1. Article Reflection Activity: "Gun Ownership with Stricter Controls Could Reduce Gun Violence"  
10-Feb 1. Discuss Article Reflections  
11-Feb 1. 1. Constructed Response: Gun Control Issue
-CR Article: "The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)"
12-Feb 1. Lab Day: Research and Work on Gun Control CR
13-Feb 1. Lab Day: Research and Work on Gun Control CR  
14-Feb PLD: 2, 3, 4, 5
Gun Control CR Due
 
17-Feb No School: Presidents' Day  
18-Feb 1. Discuss "Topic Selection and Choices"  
19-Feb 1. Discuss "Narrowing Topic and Paths for Research"  
20-Feb 1. Watch Vox Media "Weed, Explained" Documentary
2. Notetaking on documentary
 
21-Feb Lab Day: Preliminary research
Research Question: Should marijuana be legalized federally?
24-Feb 1. Introduction/Discussion of GCHS Research Guildlines Packet 1. Get notecards!
25-Feb 1. Introduction/Discussion of GCHS Research Guildlines Packet  
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28-Feb 1. Bibliography Leacutre: Research WS Bibliography Notes Packet  
2-Mar 1. Review Research Bilbiography Notes  
3-Mar 1. Review Research Bilbiography Notes
2. Work on bibliography cards
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20-Mar PLD: 7, 3, 4, 5
Parent-Teacher Afternoon
 
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10-Apr Spring Break  
13-Apr Spring Break  
14-Apr SAT Testing Day  
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19-May Finals: 1-2  
20-May Finals: 3-5  
21-May Finals: 6-7  
22-May Change Day