English1Agenda
September 22-October 9
Before we start: preparation check of last agenda with rubric.
A. Personal Reading Time/More Journal Jumpstarts/Participation in class/Good attendance

B. Common Usage Problems handout-remember to highlight the ones you already know and study the ones you don’t. Quiz on the 1st page of words (from accept to awfully) on October 1st in class.
C. Vocabulary
Lessons 2 and 3
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Complete all exercises
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5 “Pictionary” drawings per lesson
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1 flash card per lesson (I will assign you the words now)
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Use vocabulary words in all your writing assignments this year-underline them in your work-see writing below

D. Literature
Introduction: Tolerance Unit and the Holocaust memoir Night by Elie Wiesel-handouts include study guide and supplemental reading about the History of Intolerance in America as well as class notes.

E. Writing
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Choose your two best contextual connections from last agenda and type and save them. Save them on your computer push drive as well. These will be posted on your wiki by the end of the quarter.
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Type your sophomore advice letter. Save it on your push drive as well. This will be posted on your wiki by the end of the quarter.
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Descriptive essays: Laurence’s Where the World Began and Leonard’s The Only Child
ü Annotations on the two descriptive essays
ü One short narrative piece and one short descriptive piece-1 page double spaced typed. Go to the senior12 main page wiki/click on Clark’s wiki/click on the link called “Narrative and Descriptive Writing” under the navigation heading for instructions. You must use at least two vocab words in each piece-underline them.
F. WIKI:
· Design bio page-log into your wikispace using the space address you created when you set it up-it should be firstlast#.wikispaces.com. You may always add more than is required to your bio page if you wish.
· Best writing-you can start making links under the navigation heading (click on edit navigation) for each of the following assignments: one acrostic poem, your advice letter to sophomores, your narrative piece, your descriptive piece, and 2 contextual connections you liked the best. You will find the requirements for your bio page posted on the Clark Wiki under the navigation heading. Note: on October 3, you will be attending different seminars for College Day. You will go to 5th period until 8:00 a.m. then excused until first lunch to attend the college seminars of your choice.
Grade:
· Participation in class/good attendance
· Typed two contextual connections and your sophomore advice letter.
· Vocab 2 and 3 including 1 flashcard and 5 pictionaries for each unit
· Wiki bio page done with minimum requirements in place
· Night progress check with study guide and supplemental reading as well as in class lecture notes
· Two short writing pieces-one narrative (like a journal or personal experience) and one descriptive with at least two vocab words in each piece; double spaced typed.
· Common Usage Problems quiz on October 1 covering the first page of words