English I: Today in Class, 2018-2019

T, 8/14 : Today we discussed class policies, signed up for Remind, and learned about this web page. HW: 1) Bring required materials and supplies (discussed today) by your next class meeting. 2) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.

W, 8/15 (evens): We first reviewed the ancillary novel requirement. Then, we distributed vocabulary books and went over the words in unit one. Next, we learned how to study for vocabulary tests and reviewed the study schedule provided by Mr. Alig. Last, we began Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Q1E1 prewriting sheet due Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50 in room 2.
    • 4) Sign up for Remind by Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50.

R, 8/16 (odds) : We first reviewed the ancillary novel requirement. Then, we distributed vocabulary books and went over the words in unit one. Next, we learned how to study for vocabulary tests and reviewed the study schedule provided by Mr. Alig. Last, we began Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Q1E1 prewriting sheet due Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50 in room 2.
    • 4) Sign up for Remind by Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50.

F, 8/17 (all): We assigned test numbers and then did more work with vocabulary unit one. Additionally, prewriting sheets were returned and discussed.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by Monday, 8/20, and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Prewriting re-do + original prewriting sheet are due Monday, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2. Staple with the new "v.2" prewriting sheet on top.

M, 8/20 (all): We went to the Schaeper Center for school pictures, had the ancillary novel check, and then did the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit one.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.

T, 8/21 (odds): We learned about correct body paragraph form and content today. Additionally, we completed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in the vocabulary book. We also learned test day procedures.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have all three body paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc by your next class meeting.

W, 8/22 (evens): We learned about correct body paragraph form and content today. Additionally, we completed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in the vocabulary book. We also learned test day procedures.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have all three body paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc by your next class meeting.

R, 8/23 (odds): We did a vocabulary puzzle review activity. Then, the vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Next, we learned about introduction and conclusion paragraphs and began drafting those two paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have the introduction and conclusion paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc for class on Monday. This means the entire essay must be drafted on your tablet pc by Monday.
    • 4) Sentence completion sheet answers are posted on this web site. Click the link titled "English I: Vocabulary Sentence Review Sheet Answers" to access them.

F, 8/24 (evens): We did a vocabulary puzzle review activity. Then, the vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Next, we learned about introduction and conclusion paragraphs and began drafting those two paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have the introduction and conclusion paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc for class on Monday. This means the entire essay must be drafted on your tablet pc by Monday.
    • 4) Sentence completion sheet answers are posted on this web site. Click the link titled "English I: Vocabulary Sentence Review Sheet Answers" to access them.

M, 8/27 (all): Vocabulary Test, Unit One

  • HW:
    • 1) Start studying the definitions of the words in unit two.

T, 8/28 (odds): We went over the notes and definitions for vocabulary unit two. The study grid was also distributed. We then turned our attention toward formatting, revising, and editing Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Revise, edit, and format your essay according to class guidelines.
    • 4) Q1E1 is due, printed and stapled in the top left corner, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 on Thursday, 30 August.

W, 8/29 (evens): We went over the notes and definitions for vocabulary unit two. The study grid was also distributed. We then turned our attention toward formatting, revising, and editing Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Revise and edit your essay according to class guidelines.
    • 4) Q1E1 is due, printed and stapled in the top left corner, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 on Thursday, 30 August.

R, 8/30 (odds): We went over Q1E2 and discussed essay requirements, brainstorming, and prewriting. We then completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Q1E2 brainstorming and prewriting are due Tuesday, 9/4 prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2.
      • Staple the brainstorming on top of the prewriting.
      • Place the sides on which you write your brainstorming ideas and your prewriting ideas face-up.
      • Remember that you are choosing ONE of your brainstormed roles (mine was airplane passenger) and then choosing THREE of your brainstormed unwritten rules--the three that you feel are most important. For each of those three chosen unwritten rules, you'll explain three reasons it is such an important unwritten rule. Follow my lead in the samples I taught you.

F, 8/31 (evens): We went over Q1E2 and discussed essay requirements, brainstorming, and prewriting. We then completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Q1E2 brainstorming and prewriting are due Tuesday, 9/4 prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2.
      • Staple the brainstorming on top of the prewriting.
      • Place the sides on which you write your brainstorming ideas and your prewriting ideas face-up.
      • Remember that you are choosing ONE of your brainstormed roles (mine was airplane passenger) and then choosing THREE of your brainstormed unwritten rules--the three that you feel are most important. For each of those three chosen unwritten rules, you'll explain three reasons it is such an important unwritten rule. Follow my lead in the samples I taught you.

T, 9/4 (odds): Q1E1 was returned and discussed. We then completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.

W, 9/5 (evens): Q1E1 was returned and discussed. We then completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.

R, 9/6 (odds): We discussed the method for writing Q1E2 body paragraphs and did more review work with vocabulary unit two. The optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Answers are posted on my web page.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Have all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc for Monday.
    • Bring the sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout (distributed today) to class every day.

F, 9/7 (evens): We discussed the method for writing Q1E2 body paragraphs and did more review work with vocabulary unit two. The optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Answers are posted on my web page.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Have all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc for Monday.
    • Bring the sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout (distributed today) to class every day.

M, 9/10 (all): Vocabulary test: unit two. Also, the syn./ant. study schedule for unti three was distributed; begin tonight, and follow the method you have been taught.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.

T, 9/11 (odds): We discussed notes for and uses of the words in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, we learned about drafting the introductory and conclusion paragraphs for Q1E2. Last, we completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit three.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.
    • Have Q1E2 introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted on your pc for the next class meeting. (This means the entire essay must be drafted for the next class meeting.)

W, 9/12 (evens): We discussed notes for and uses of the words in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, we learned about drafting the introductory and conclusion paragraphs for Q1E2. Last, we completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit three.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.
    • Have Q1E2 introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted on your pc for the next class meeting. (This means the entire essay must be drafted for the next class meeting.)

R, 9/13 (odds): We learned about the new editing rules for Q1E2 as well as the editing and revision guidelines for Q1E2. Additionally, we completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, Mr. Alig created and taught a mini-lesson regarding how to plan and write your biology essay for Mr. Driehaus.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to class on Monday.
    • Revise and edit your draft of Q1E2 based on the new material we learned in class today.

F, 9/14 (evens): We learned about the new editing rules for Q1E2 as well as the editing and revision guidelines for Q1E2. Additionally, we completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, Mr. Alig created and taught a mini-lesson regarding how to plan and write your biology essay for Mr. Driehaus.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to class on Monday.
    • Revise and edit your draft of Q1E2 based on the new material we learned in class today.

M, 9/17 (all): We completed a body paragraph revision activity and then reviewed vocabulary.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to our next class meeting. You may bring the same printout that you used today or a freshly printed one.
    • Continue revising your other body paragraphs based on today's lesson. Here is the guide we used during class.
    • Continue editing Q1E2 based on the new punctuation rules we learned last week.

T, 9/18 (odds): We completed a revision activity centering on the introductory paragraph and another on the conclusion paragraph. We then turned our attention toward editing and adherence to the new rules we have learned.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Continue revising Q1E2.
    • Continue editing Q1E2.
    • Absent today or want to go over your paragraphs again?
      • Find the introductory paragraph highlighting instructions here.
      • Find the conclusion paragraph highlighting instructions here.
    • Q1E2 is due Thursday in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. Be sure it is properly stapled.

W, 9/19 (evens): We completed a revision activity centering on the introductory paragraph and another on the conclusion paragraph. We then turned our attention toward editing and adherence to the new rules we have learned.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Continue revising Q1E2.
    • Continue editing Q1E2.
    • Absent today or want to go over your paragraphs again?
      • Find the introductory paragraph highlighting instructions here.
      • Find the conclusion paragraph highlighting instructions here.
    • Q1E2 is due tomorrow in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. Be sure it is properly stapled.

R, 9/20 (all): Vocabulary test: unit three

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: beginning with unit four, you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit.