Subscribe
Eng 11 class calendar
< << June 2019 > >>
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events
Wednesday 4/3/2019
Intro to Science Fiction

I distributed permission slips to watch the sci fi film "Children of Men," which all parents must sign and return with their child by Friday. Students took notes on a slideshow (see in Eng 11 class resources) and we watched a short film showing the various themes prominent in sci fi films (watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbJrqZaB4oI). No homework. 

Thursday 4/4/2019
Vocab/Smart homes

We workshopped the sentences for the vocab words in lesson 11 - quiz tomorrow. After that we watched a short video on Microsoft's smart house of the future (here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdL8Kjzn_Zo), and students were given a floor plan handout to start imagining their own smart house ideas. We'll continue tomorrow. 

Friday 4/5/2019
Vocab/Smart home design

After the vocab quiz, students started brainstorming and planning their futuristic smart homes as a prelude to reading our first science fiction story. Sites to design/download house floor plans: https://www.floorplans.com/https://urban.co.nz/floor-plans/ https://www.edrawsoft.com/template-house-plan.php https://www.template.net/business/plan-templates/floor-plan-template/. They will have the whole 2 hour block on Monday and Tuesday to finish their plans. 

Monday 4/8/2019
AzMerit Reading

Leftover time after testing will be used to work on futuristic smart homes.

Tuesday 4/9/2019
AzMerit Reading

Leftover time after testing will be used to work on futuristic smart homes.

Wednesday 4/10/2019
Finish Futuristic Smart homes/Start "Soft Rains"

Students had an hour to finish their renderings of a futuristic smart home. We shared the diagrams, and then began reading "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. 

Wednesday 4/10/2019
Work Day

Students had the period to work on their futuristic smart homes. In addition to crafting the design and features, each group must produce a written list and explanation of each of the smart features. 

Thursday 4/11/2019
Block schedule periods 1, 3, 5

Students had about 40 minutes to finish their future smart home diagrams with written explanations of all the features. They shared and turned them in and completed a written reflection (see Eng 11 bellwork and writing responses). After that we read "There Will Come Soft Rains," and students had time to work on the reading Qs for the story. No assigned homework - we'll pick this up on Monday. 

Friday 4/12/2019
Block schedule periods 2, 4, 6

Students had about 40 minutes to finish their future smart home diagrams with written explanations of all the features. They shared and turned them in and completed a written reflection (see Eng 11 bellwork and writing responses). After that we read "There Will Come Soft Rains," and students had time to work on the reading Qs for the story. No assigned homework - we'll pick this up on Monday. 

Monday 4/15/2019
Block schedule periods 1, 3, 5

Today students completed MUG #18 (in make-up book), and wrote down the words, et al., for vocab lesson 9. I had students look up the definition, the purpose, and the effect of the following: metaphor/simile, personification, onomatopoeia, imagery, post-apocalyptic, and setting. We shared these as a whole class and then students began working on their Qs from "Soft Rains." 

Tuesday 4/16/2019
Block schedule periods 2, 4, 6

Today students completed MUG #18 (in make-up book ),  and wrote down the words, et al., for vocab lesson 9. I had students look up the definition, the purpose, and the effect of the following: metaphor/simile, personification, onomatopoeia, imagery, post-apocalyptic, and setting. We shared these as a whole class and then students began working on their Qs from "Soft Rains." 

Wednesday 4/17/2019
Begin watching Wall-E

As we make our way towards students writing their own science fiction stories, we are watching two films in addition to reading short stories, with a focus on the specific elements of this writing genre. We'll continue tomorrow.  

Thursday 4/18/2019
Continue Wall-E

3rd hour attended an assembly on the evils of tobacco. The other classes watched the movie.

Friday 4/19/2019
Spring holiday
Monday 4/22/2019
Spring holiday
Tuesday 4/23/2019
Finish Wall-E

Most students in my 3rd hour attended the Strive for .5 ceremony today, so the rest of the class and my other periods finished watching the film.

Wednesday 4/24/2019
Sci Fi Elements

In our short period today students worked on annotating the elements of science fiction and then turned to finishing the Qs for "There Will Come Soft Rains." We will wrap this up tomorrow. 

Thursday 4/25/2019
Work Day

Students had the period to finish the following, ALL DUE TOMORROW: 1) Annotating Sci-Fi elements handout, 2) Complete the activity on the back of the Sci-Fi Elements handout  3)Label the sci-fi elements in "There Will Come Soft Rains," 4) Answer the reading Qs for "There Will Come Soft Rains."

Friday 4/26/2019
Sci-Fi Elements and "Soft Rains"

Students took a quiz on the sci-fi elements present in "There Will Come Soft Rains." In 2nd and 3rd hour we were able to review as a class most of the story-specific Qs, finishing Monday. For 6th and we'll cover all the Qs Monday. ABSENT STUDENTS MUST MAKE UP THE QUIZ DURING AOT MONDAY

Monday 4/29/2019
Story: Harrison Bergeron

After wrapping up our conversation of "There Will Come Soft Rains," we read our 2nd sci-fi story, "Harrison Bergeron" and students had about 10 minutes to write a response to rdg Qs 1 and 3. 

Tuesday 4/30/2019
Work Day/change of sci-fi unit plans

Students had about 25 minutes in class to answer Qs 1, 5-7, 9, 10 for the short story "Harrison Bergeron." I also informed them of our change of plans and that we'll start watching "Children of Men" tomorrow so that they have one more science fiction story under their belt before they tackle writing their own sci-fi short story. I will collect their responses to "Harrison Bergeron" and we'll come back to it after "Children of Men."

Wednesday 5/1/2019
Begin watching "Children of Men"

Students have a viewing guide to complete while they watch the film. Any student who did not receive permission to watch this film was to choose another science fiction movie and complete a viewing guide for that film. 

Thursday 5/2/2019
Continue Children of Men

The viewing guide is in Eng 11 class resources. For those who are watching at home, we got about 50 minutes into the film today. 

Monday 5/6/2019
Continue Children of Men

We stopped at about 1 hour, 20 minutes today.

Monday 5/6/2019
Sci-Fi short story assigned
Tuesday 5/7/2019
Finish movie/short story brainstorming

After we finished watching "Children of Men," students had some time in class to chat and brainstorm ideas for their science fiction short story assignment. They wrote their ideas on an exit ticket that I collected at the end of class. 

Wednesday 5/8/2019
Short story plot diagram

Students had the short class period to work on diagramming the plot and characters for their sci-fi short stories. These are due, finished, when they return to class tomorrow. 

Thursday 5/9/2019
Begin writing short stories

Students needed to show me their completed plot diagrams for their sci-fi short stories before they start working on their first drafts. 

Friday 5/10/2019
Work Day

Students had the entire period to write their sci-fi short stories. A 1st draft is due at the beginning of class Monday. 

Monday 5/13/2019
D1 work day/start peer reviews

Some students were putting the finishing touches on their stories in class today. The hard deadline for having it finished is tomorrow, Tuesday. Students will have Tue-Wed for peer reviewing and revising. The final story is due Thursday this week. 

Tuesday 5/14/2019
D1 of short story due

The 1st draft is worth 25 points. THIS IS MY STUDENTS' FINAL EXAM. ALL DEADLINES ARE HARD DEADLINES. Classtime today was spent on peer reviews and revising. The final draft is due Thursday, 5/16.

Wednesday 5/15/2019
Last work day - Short Stories due tomorrow

Students will turn in: 1st draft, peer reviews, self-assessment and rubric with their final draft, which must include an MLA heading, be double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins. 

Thursday 5/16/2019
Short Stories DUE - HARD DEADLINE

After students turned in their papers, we read some of the background for the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" and started watching the film. It is available to rent on several streaming sites. We got about 15 minutes into it and will continue tomorrow. 

Friday 5/17/2019
Continue "2001"
Monday 5/20/2019
Continue "2001"

We watched "2001" to the Intermission today. 

Tuesday 5/21/2019
And "2001"...still

We're almost done! Will finish on finals day. 

Wednesday 5/22/2019
Finals periods 1, 3, 5
Thursday 5/23/2019
Finals periods 2, 4, 6
Friday 5/24/2019
Graduation