Language Arts II Academic- Our focus at the beginning of this six weeks is procedural texts. We will analyze a variety of texts and create a final product for a specific audience. Beginning on April 30th, we will read Life of Pi. Students need to purchase a copy from Barnes and Noble Town and Country. They will be on hold at the counter beginning April 24th.
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Below are proposed schedules which are subject to change based on excessive absences and student needs. These schedules are intended to provide a basic overview.
17th- Questions 1-5 p. 552 are due (open ended responses with textual support)
18th- Voc. 10 Quiz
19th- Questions p. 572 (open ended responses)
22nd- 5 questions p. 583
23rd- Explore web sites for possible projects and work with partner
24th- Mrs. Iler models another how-to presentation
23rd & 25th- First period meets in A 108 due to Junior TAKS testing in O-101
25th- 26th Present Group How-to projects (Quiz grade)
26th- Bring your copy of Life of Pi
30th- Begin Life of Pi- Read Chapters 1-5
1st- First Period needs to read 5 in class due to absences & students still making presentations. Discuss 5-8
May 2nd- Voc. 11 Quiz, Read 9-22
3rd- Discuss 9-22
7th- Discuss 23-36
9th- Discuss 37-47
May 6, 8, 10- STAAR testing not all classes will meet- only 4th, 6th and 7th meet
13th- Discuss 36-47
14th- Lif of Pi test- over first section
15th- Discuss 48-52
16th- Discuss 53-58/Read 59-70
17th- Discuss 59-70-turn in study guide
20th- Discuss 71-91
21st- Turn in 71-91 and Work on 92-100
22nd- Discuss 92-96 and work on 97-100
23rd- Turn in 92-100, Complete Pi Review Sheet
24th- Pi Test over second section (date contingent on students' needs)
24th- Final Exam review packet will be distributed.
28th-29th- Review for Final
30th- In-class Final Exam Essay
31st- First Period Final Exam given from 1-3
Language Arts II Pre-AP-Our focus this six weeks is to complete our research unit and begin Julius Caesar. We will examine effective rhetorical strategies.
19th- Start Julius Caesar- Create outline for background notes pages 1186-1190
22nd- Research Paper Due- Complete outline and define terms (worksheet)
23rd- Take notes on Caesar, Read Act I, scenes 1-2
24th- Discuss Act I scenes 1-2, read scene 3/Assign voc. 7
25th- Voc. 7 is due/Discuss scene 3
26th- Review Act I to prepare for quiz
30th- Act I quiz
May 2nd- Voc. 7 quiz
3rd- Act II scenes 1 and 2 due
6, 8, 10- STAAR testing - not all classes meet on these days- only 4th, 6th and 7th meet
6th- Act II scenes 3-4 due
7th- Act II review
9th- Act II quiz
13th- Voc. 8 is due/Begin Act III
16th- Voc. 8 quiz
20th- Acts I-III Test
21st- Voc. 9 is due, Read Act IV scenes 1-2 and answer questions.
22nd- Turn in questions, discuss. Read Act IV scene 3 and answer questions.
23rd- Read Act V, study for vocabulary quiz
24th- Voc. 9 quiz, continue work on Act V
28th- Finish Act V
29th - Review for essay
30th- In-class final exam essay
31st- Exams begin. Acts IV-V will be covered on the exam.