WEEK ONE-- SEPTEMBER 3-7
MONDAY-- NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY-- TEACHERS RETURN/NO STUDENTS
WEDNESDAY-- Welcome back! Today was an introductory day-- we discussed the syllabus, course expectations, grading and attendance policies, etc. I distributed the Teacher/Parent Contract (due Friday) and the Student Introductory Letter Assignment (also due Friday).
THURSDAY-- We began discussing Native American Mythology (totem, oral history, trickster, etc.). We read and discussed the creation/origin myth "How the World was Made". (Notes available under "Documents" tab).
FRIDAY-- We read a second myth-- "The Sky Tree". Students completed the analysis questions 1-10 in the packet and created a visual imagery analysis of one of the texts. (Assignment available under "Documents" tab).
WEEK TWO-- SEPTEMBER 10-14
MONDAY-- The students completed Part One of Chapter One Vocabulary. There was an objective quiz on Native American Mythology. We then discussed REAL Time Projects and took a trip to the library to check out REAL Time texts.
TUESDAY-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time Reading. I then distributed the Native American Mythology Research Project. Students signed up for research topics. There was a "crash course" review in research formatting and MLA Works Cited/Parenthetical Citations.
WEDNESDAY-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 2 vocabulary. We met in the library computer lab to begin the research project on Native American Tribes. We discussed Purdue Owl and Library Databases. By end of class today students should have printed three credible sources and start highlighting and annotating them. RESEARCH DUE SEPTEMBER 19TH.
THURSDAY-- We again met in the library lab. We continued research today. By end of class students should have begun drafting their introduction paragraphs and body paragraphs.
FRIDAY-- NO LIBRARY LAB TODAY. There was a quiz on Chapter One Vocabulary. Today was also picture day, so we took a "field trip" to the auditorium for yearbook photos.
WEEK THREE-- SEPTEMBER 17-21
MONDAY-- Ms. Hamilton came in to speak to the students about the PSAT exam. I allowed them the remainder of class to work on their Native American Research. Due on Wednesday.
TUESDAY-- We discussed flat/round and static/dynamic characters. I introduced the Summer Reading Character Analysis Essay. Students works on the chromebooks to begin drafting their essays (assignment available under documents tab).
WEDNESDAY-- I collected Native American Research Papers. The students had the class period to draft Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays. Due on Monday, September 24th.
THURSDAY-- The students had the class period to draft Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays.
FRIDAY-- The students had the class period to draft Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays.