**WEEK ONE-- SEPTEMBER 4-8**__Monday__-- NO SCHOOL

__Tuesday__-- Teacher In-Service

__Wednesday__-- Introduction to course: syllabus, parent letter, and student introductory letters.

__Thursday__-- Students took notes on Native American mythology: oral tradition, creation vs. origin myths, trickster, totem, etc. We began reading and analyzing "How the World Was Made".

__Friday__-- We completed "How the World was made", then read and analyzed "The Sky Tree". Students answered questions 1-10 on page 52 of their packet (in complete sentences). Students then illustrated a scene from one of the texts and included title and direct quotation to reference imagery-- this is due Monday!

__WEEK TWO-- SEPTEMBER 11-15____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter One Vocabulary. There was an objective quiz on Native American Mythology. We discussed REAL Time Reading, and then we went to the library to check out Outside Reading Novels.

__Tuesday__-- We began discussing Native American research projects. There was a mini-lesson on parenthetical citations. Students signed up for research topics. We spent the remainder of the class period in the lab printing and annotating sources.

Wednesday-- We met in the library lab. The students completed Part II of Chapter Two Vocabulary. They had the remainder of class to solidify three credible sources, print, and begin annotating them.

Thursday-- We met in the library. Students began working on Works Cited pages for their Native American Research project.

Friday-- We went to the auditorium for school yearbook photos. Students completed Chapter One vocabulary quizzes.

__WEEK THREE-- SEPTEMBER 18-22____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter Two vocabulary. I introduced the Summer Reading Character Analysis essay. We discussed flat vs. round and static vs. dynamic characters. The students used the chromebooks to begin drafting their essays.

Tuesday-- The students continued working on their Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays on Chromebooks.

__Wednesday__-- The students continued working on their Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays on Chromebooks.

__Thursday__-- The studenst completed Part Two of Chapter Two vocabulary. They then continued working on their Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays on Chromebooks.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter Two Vocabulary Quiz. They continued working on their Summer Reading Character Analysis Essays on Chromebooks. Final drafts are due MONDAY-- either printed or shared by class time.

__WEEK FOUR-- SEPTEMBER 25-29____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter Three vocabulary. We then began discussing The Age of Exploration, Colonialism, and Puritanism. Notes are available on "documents" page. I introduced Cabeza de Vaca's exploration journal, "La Relacion". We discussed authorial bias and completed a pre-reading activity.

__Tuesday__-- We read and analyzed "La Relacion" by Cabeza de Vace-- students annotated to authorial bias. Upon completion of the text they began answering Analyzing Literature questions 1-8 and Narrator questions 1-2. There will be a quiz on the selection tomorrow.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter Three Vocabulary. There was an objective quiz on "La Relacion". Students had the remainder of class to work with partners on analysis and narratorial voice questions.

Thursday-- Half day-- I passed back graded work and assessment folders to my first period class. We discussed progress report grades. I did not see fifth period today.

Friday-- The students completed Chapter 3 Vocabulary quizzes. I introduced William Bradford and his primary document "Of Plymouth Plantation". We read and analyzed Section 9 of the text. No homework this weekend.

__WEEK FIVE-- OCTOBER 2-6____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter Four vocabulary. We read and analyzed the remainder of "Of Plymouth Plantation". Students began working with partners to complete an Illustrated Timeline of events based on the text.

__Tuesday__-- Substitute. Students had the class period to complete their Illustrated Timeline and answer reading questions 1-4, 6-8 and diction question one.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter Four vocabulary. There was an objective quiz on "Of Plymouth Plantation". I introduced Anne Bradstreet and poetry. We read "To My Dear and Loving Husband". Students completed an "exit slip" about Puritan Writing.

__Thursday__-- We read and analyzed "Upon the Burning of Our House". Students worked with a partner to complete an imagery activity based on the two poems. They answered analysis questions.

__Friday__-- Students completed Chapter Four Vocabulary Quizzes. There was an objective quiz on Anne Bradstreet's poetry. The remainder of class was spent returning graded assignments.

__WEEK SIX-- OCTOBER 9-13____Monday__-- No School

__Tuesday__-- No vocabulary this week. Today we reviewed graded quizzes and made test corrections.

__Wednesday__-- I introduced Jonathan Edwards background. We read and analyzed Jonathan Edwards' sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". We discussed loaded words, imagery, passages that incite fear, and simile/metaphor. Students were assigned a partner imagery activity and analysis questions (skip #8).

__Thursday__-- The students had the class period to work with a partner on their Jonathan Edwards "Sinners..." Imagery activity and their analysis questions (skip #8). The students completed Jonathan Edwards objective quiz. I distributed the study guide for Monday's Unit Test on Colonialism.

__Friday__-- Students completed a Decisions Survey for NYSED.

__WEEK SEVEN-- OCTOBER 16-20____Monday__-- The students completed their Age of Exploration/Colonialism Unit Exam.

__Tuesday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 5 Vocabulary. We began an introduction to The Salem Witch Trials, McCarthyism, and The Crucible.

Wednesday-- We read two nonfiction articles about the witch hunt era-- "How to Spot a Witch" and "Witchcraft or Psychedelic Trip?". We then read a poem by Margaret Atwood entitled "Half Hanged Mary". Students were put into groups and assigned individual stanzas of the poem to explicated.

Thursday-- Students completed Part II of Chapter 5 vocabulary. They had the remainder of the class to work with their groups on their poetry explication.

Friday-- The students completed their Chapter 5 Vocabulary Quiz. They had the remainder of the class to work on their poetry explications (Presentations begin on Monday!).

__WEEK EIGHT-- OCTOBER 23-27____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 7 Vocabulary. We spend the remainder of class presenting "Half Hanged Mary" explications.

__Tuesday__-- Students presented their "Half Hanged Mary" explications.

__Wednesday__-- Students completed Part Two of Chapter 7 Vocabulary. They then presented "Half Hanged Mary" explications. Students selected "roles" for Act One of The Crucible.

__Thursday__-- We began reading and analyzing Act One of The Crucible. Students answers guided reading questions.

__Friday__-- There was an objective quiz on Chapter 7 Vocabulary. We continued reading Act One of The Crucible.

__WEEK NINE-- OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 3____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter Eight Vocabulary. We continued reading Act One of The Crucible.

__Tuesday__-- We read Act One of The Crucible and answered active reading questions based on the selection.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter Eight Vocabulary. We began REAL Time Presentations.

__Thursday__-- We continued REAL Time Presentations.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter Eight Vocabulary quiz. We continued REAL Time Presentations.

__WEEK TEN-- NOVEMBER 6-10____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter Nine Vocabulary Quizzes. We finished REAL Time presentations.

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. We continued Act One of The Crucible.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 9 Vocabulary. We finished reading Act I of The Crucible.

__Thursday__-- The students completed the Chapter 9 Vocabulary quiz. There was also an objective quiz on Act I of the Crucible. They had the remaining time in class to read from their REAL Time novels.

__Friday__-- Veterans' Day (Observed)

**WEEK ELEVEN-- NOVEMBER 13-17**__Monday__-- No Students (Parent/Teacher Conference Day)

__Tuesday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 10 Vocabulary. Students selected roles for Act II of The Crucible. I distributed Act II Reading Questions. I also returned graded assignments and assessment folders.

__Wednesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. We began reading and analyzing Act II of The Crucible. Students answered guided reading questions.

__Thursday__-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 10 Vocabulary,. We continued reading Act II, and the students answered guided reading questions.

__Friday__-- The students completed Chapter 10 Vocabulary Quiz. We continued reading Act II. Students answered guided reading questions.

__WEEK TWELVE-- NOVEMBER 20-24____Monday__-- We finished reading Act II of The Crucible. There was an objective quiz on Act II.

__Tuesday__-- The students selected roles for Act III of The Crucible. They had the remainder of the period to read from their REAL Time texts.

__Wednesday__-- NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

__Thursday__-- NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

__Friday__-- NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

__WEEK THIRTEEN-- NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 1____Monday__-- The students completed Part I of Chapter 11 Vocabulary. We began reading Act III of The Crucible. We answered guided reading questions.

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time Reading. We continued reading Act III of The Crucible.

__Wednesday__-- There was a substitute today. The students completed a REGENTS Practice.

__Thursday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time Reading. We continued reading Act III of The Crucible. We answered guided reading questions.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter 11 Vocabulary Quiz. We then continued reading Act III of The Crucible. We answered guided reading questions.

**WEEK FOURTEEN-- DECEMBER 4-8**__Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 13 Vocabulary. We continued reading Act III of The Crucible.

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. We finished reading Act III of The Crucible.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter 13 vocabulary. There was an objective quiz on Act III of the text. We assigned parts for Act IV.

__Thursday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. We began reading Act IV of The Crucible.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter 13 vocabulary quiz. We continued reading Act IV of The Crucible.

__WEEK FIFTEEN-- DECEMBER 11-15____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 14 vocabulary. We continued Act IV of The Crucible.

__Tuesday__-- Two hour delay. We finished reading The Crucible. There was an objective quiz on Act IV of the play.. I assigned The Crucible Body Biography Project. Students selected groups and selected characters for their project.

__Wednesday__-- NO SCHOOL (SNOW DAY)

__Thursday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter 14 vocabulary. The students worked on their body biography projects.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter 14 Vocabulary Quizzes. They had the remainder of class to work on their body biography projects.

__WEEK SIXTEEN-- DECEMBER 18-22____Monday__-- The students presented their Body Biography projects on The Crucible.

__Tuesday__-- Students completed their Unit Test on The Crucible. We began watching the film adaptation of the text.

__Wednesday__-- We continued watching The Crucible movie.

__Thursday__-- We continued watching The Crucible.

__Friday__-- We finished watching The Crucible. I passed back assessment folders and graded work.

__DECEMBER 23-JANUARY 1ST-- NO SCHOOL__

__WEEK SEVENTEEN-- JANUARY 1-5____Monday__-- No School

__Tuesday__-- Students completed Part One of Chapter 15 Vocabulary. I then introduced Unit Two: Nationalism and Ben Franklin's aphorisms. Notes available under "documents" tab.

__Wednesday__-- Students had ten minutes of REAL Time reading. We then read and excerpt from Ben Franklin's autobiography. Upon completion students answered questions 1-4 in complete sentences.

__Thursday__-- Students completed Part II of Chapter 15 Vocabulary. We then read "Poor Richard's Almanac". Students answered questions 5-8 in complete sentences.

__Friday__-- Snow Day

__WEEK EIGHTEEN-- JANUARY 8-12____Monday__-- The students completed their Chapter 15 Vocabulary quiz. There was an objective quiz on Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography and Almanac). I returned graded assignments from the second marking period.

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. I then introduced Patrick Henry and the Second Virginia Convention. We talked about logos and pathos. We began reading Henry's speech to the convention, highlighting emotional and logical appeals.

__Wednesday__-- We finished reading Henry's "Speech to the Second Virginia Convention". Students worked with partners to answer analysis questions and to complete a "quest" on the reading.

__Thursday__-- Mid Term Exam Part One (After Part One students read REAL Time or worked silently on Patrick Henry Assignment)

__Friday__-- Mid Term Exam Part Two (After Part Two students read REAL Time or worked silently on Patrick Henry Assignment)

__WEEK NINETEEN-- JANUARY 15-19____Monday__-- No School-- MLK Holiday

__Tuesday__-- I introduced Thomas Paine and "The Crisis, No. 1". We completed background information and read the excerpt of the text. Students had the remainder of class to work on analysis questions 1-15.

__Wednesday__-- The students had the class period to answer analysis questions 1-15 from the text and complete the "quest" (open book and with a partner). If not completed in class today, it is homework due tomorrow.

__Thursday__-- I introduced Thomas Jefferson and "The Declaration of Independence". We completed background information and read the text.

__Friday__-- Students had the class period to answer analysis questions based on "The Declaration..." and to complete an objective "quest" on the text. They were able to work with a partner to complete both of those assignments.

__WEEK TWENTY-- JANUARY 22-26____Monday__-- I distributed all graded assignments for Marking Period II. Students filed graded work into assessment folders. I also had an individual conference with each student to discuss his/her grade and REAL Time Project.

__Tuesday__-- We went to the library to return MP2 novels and check out MP3 novels. Students had the remainder of the period to work on chromebooks to complete REAL Time projects or any unfinished work they owe me.

__Wednesday__-- REAL Time Presentations

__Thursday__-- REAL Time Presentations

__Friday__-- REAL Time Presentations

**WEEK TWENTY ONE-- JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 2**__Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 16 Vocabulary. I then introduced Washington Irving (and background information), satire, and folk tale. We began reading "The Devil and Tom Walker".

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes to real REAL Time novels. We then continued reading from "The Devil and Tom Walker".

__Wednesday__-- Ms. Johnson absent. Students completed Part II of Chapter 16 Vocabulary then finished reading "The Devil and Tom Walker" with Mrs. Smith.

__Thursday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. The students completed an objective quiz on the text, "The Devil and Tom Walker". The students began working on analysis questions 1-15 (skip 13).

__Friday__-- The students completed Chapter 16 Vocabulary Quiz. They had the remainder of class to complete their analysis questions.

__WEEK TWENTY TWO-- FEBRUARY 5-9____Monday__-- Two hour delay. The students completed Part One of Chapter 17 Vocabulary. I then introduced Nathaniel Hawthorne and "The Minister's Black Veil". We began reading the short story.

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes to read REAL Time. We then read and discussed "The Minister's Black Veil".

__Wednesday__-- SNOW DAY

__Thursday__-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 17 vocabulary. We finished reading "The Minister's Black Veil".

__Friday__-- The students completed the Chapter 17 Vocabulary quiz. They then completed an objective quiz on Hawthorne's text. Students had the remainder of the period to answer questions 1-15 in the text.

__WEEK TWENTY THREE-- FEBRUARY 12-16____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 19 vocabulary. I introduced Edgar Allen Poe and gothic/romantic literature. We read "To Helen" and began "The Raven".

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time. We then continued reading "The Raven".

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 19 vocabulary. We finished reading "The Raven". Students began working on the analysis questions for the selection (5-8).

__Thursday__-- Students completed a Regents Practice Sheet. Today's class period was devoted to grammar and punctuation.

__Friday__-- Students completed Chapter 19 vocabulary quiz. I passed back assessment folders and graded assignments.

__FEBRUARY 19-23 WINTER BREAK____WEEK TWENTY FOUR-- FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 2____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 20 vocabulary. We began reading and analyzing "The Pit and the Pendulum".

__Tuesday__-- The students had 10 minutes of REAL Time reading. We then continued "The Pit and the Pendulum".

__Wednesday__-- Students completed Part Two of Chapter 20 Vocabulary. We continued reading "The Pit and the Pendulum".

__Thursday__-- We spent the class completing SAT/Regents Practice #2. The period was spent discussing grammar.punctuation/usage rules.

__Friday__-- SNOW DAY

**WEEK TWENTY FIVE-- MARCH 5-9**__Monday__-- The students completed Chapter 20 vocabulary quizzes. They then completed Part One of Chapter 21 Vocabulary. We continued reading "The Pit and the Pendulum".

__Tuesday__-- We finished reading "The Pit and the Pendulum". The students completed an objective quiz on both Poe texts. They had the remainder of the class period to work on answering questions 1-15 on "The Pit and the Pendulum". These are due tomorrow.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter 21 vocabulary. I then introduced Transcendentalism and Ralph Waldo Emerson. We began reading from "Nature".

__Thursday__-- The students completed SAT/Regents Practice #3. We finished reading from "Nature". Students had the remainder of the class to work on analysis questions.

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter 21 vocabulary quizzes. We began reading "Self-Reliance" by Emerson.

__WEEK TWENTY SIX-- MARCH 12-16____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 22 vocabulary. We finished reading "Self-Reliance" by Emerson. Students had the remainder of class to answer the questions on the passage.

__Tuesday__-- TWO HOUR DELAY. There was an objective quiz on "Nature" and "Self-Reliance".

__Wednesday__-- SUPERINTENDENT'S CONFERENCE DAY

__Thursday__-- TWO HOUR DELAY. The students completed Part Two of Chapter 22 vocabulary. They took notes on Henry David Thoreau and began reading his essay "Walden".

__Friday__-- The students completed their Chapter 22 vocabulary quizzes. We finished reading "Walden". Students had the period to work on questions 1-8 (skip number 5).

__WEEK TWENTY-SEVEN-- MARCH 19-23____Monday__-- No Vocabulary this week. I distributed the study guide for the Unit Test this Friday. Students we began reading Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience".

__Tuesday__-- The students had ten minutes of REAL Time reading. I distributed extra copies of the REAL Time project and assigned the due date (April 4th). We continued reading "Civil Disobedience".

__Wednesday__-- We finished reading "Civil Disobedience". There was an objective quiz on "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience". Students had the rest of class to work on analysis questions 1-15.

__Thursday__-- I returned graded work and assessment folders. We reviewed for the unit exam.

__Friday__-- Unit Exam Two: Nationalism

__WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT-- MARCH 26-30____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 23 Vocabulary. I then introduced Unit Three: The Civil War (notes available under "documents" tab. We began discussing Spirituals (notes available under documents, also).

__Tuesday__-- The students had ten minutes of REAL Time reading. We finishes discussing Spirituals and Sorrow Songs- "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Go Down, Moses", and "Follow the Drinking Gourd". Students answered questions 1-12 (skip #5).

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part II of Chapter 23 vocabulary. I introduced Fredrick Douglass and "My Bondage and My Freedom".

__Thursday__-- The students completed Chapter 23 vocabulary quizzes. We finished "My Bondage and My Freedom".

__Friday__-- NO SCHOOL

__WEEK TWENTY-NINE APRIL 2-6____Monday__-- The students completed an objective quiz on Frederick Douglass' text "My Bondage and My Freedom". They then had the remainder of the period to answer the analysis questions 1-8 (ignore the second half of #6) and literary elements 1 & 2.

__Tuesday__-- The students had the period to complete "make up" assignments. I passed back marking period three graded work and assessment folders.

__Wednesday__-- REAL Time Presentations

__Thursday__-- REAL Time Presentations

__Friday__-- REAL Time Presentations

__WEEK THIRTY-- APRIL 9-13____Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 25 vocab. I introduced Ambrose Bierce and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". We began reading Part I of the text. We highlighted the manipulation of time in the text via author's diction.

__Tuesday__-- We completed a REGENTS/SAT prep worksheet. We finished reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge".

__Wednesday__-- The students completed Part Two of Chapter 25 vocabulary. They had the class period to work on questions 1-15 under "Analyzing Literature" and 1-2 under "Literary Elements".

__Thursday__-- There was an objective quiz on "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". The students had the remainder of class to answer the analysis questions.

__Friday__-- The students completed Chapter 25 vocabulary quizzes. The students worked on their REGENT practice exam (All three reading comprehension sections should now be complete).

__WEEK THIRTY ONE-- APRIL 16-10__

**SPRING BREAK-- APRIL 23-27**

**WEEK THIRTY-TWO-- APRIL 30-MAY 4**

__Monday__-- The students completed Part One of Chapter 26 vocabulary. We reviewed the four Whitman poems, and students completed an objective quiz on the poetry. Students had the remainder of class to complete analysis questions on "A Sight in Camp" and "Beat, Beat, Drums!".

__Tuesday__-- I introduced Emily Dickinson and her poetry. Students chose groups and began explicating assigned poems. Presentations will begin on Thursday.

__Wednesday__-- The students completed the second part of Chapter 27 Vocabulary. They had the remainder of the period to work with their groups to explicate their assigned poems. Presentations begin tomorrow.

__Thursday__-- I distributed the review guides for next week's unit test. The students presented their Emily Dickinson poetry explications.

__Friday__-- The students completed Chapter 27 vocabulary quizzes. They had the remainder of the class to finish Dickinson presentations.