Assignments:

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Week 33:
  • Monday, 4/24: work on Final Project for Maus (due Thursday, 4/27)
  • Tuesday, 4/25: No class today
  • Wednesday, 4/26: work on Final Project for Maus (due tomorrow, 4/27)
  • Thursday, 4/27: Maus PROJECTS DUE TODAY (share with class)
  • Friday, 4/28:

Week 32:
  • Monday, 4/17: Chapter 5 of Maus
  • Tuesday, 4/18: No class today
  • Wednesday, 4/19: Chapter 6 of Maus / discuss Final Project options (proposal due tomorrow, 4/20)
  • Thursday, 4/20: work on Final Project for Maus (due Thursday, 4/27)
  • Friday, 4/21: work on Final Project for Maus (due Thursday, 4/27)

Week 31:
  • Monday, 4/3: begin Maus, read Chapter 1
  • Tuesday, 4/4: No class today
  • Wednesday, 4/5: Holocaust WebQuest / Chapter 2 of Maus
  • Thursday, 4/6: Chapters 3 of Maus
  • Friday, 4/7: Chapter 4 of Maus

Week 30:
  • Monday, 3/27: CITR Projects DUE TODAY / begin Donnie Darko
  • Tuesday, 3/28: No class today
  • Wednesday, 3/29: cont. Donnie Darko
  • Thursday, 3/30: finish Donnie Darko
  • Friday, 3/31: begin comparison essay on CITR & Donnie Darko

Week 29:
  • Monday, 3/20: Study Guides for Catcher in the Rye DUE TODAY / begin work on Final Project (due Monday, 3/27)
  • Tuesday, 3/21: No class today
  • Wednesday, 3/22: cont. work on CITR Projects
  • Thursday, 3/23: cont. work on CITR Projects
  • Friday, 3/24: Final Projects for CITR due Monday, 3/27 (must be submitted to turnitin.com) / Class ID: 14960203, Password: obrien

Week 28:
  • Monday, 3/13: read chapters 20 & 21 of CITR with Study Guide
  • Tuesday, 3/14: No class today
  • Wednesday, 3/15: chapters 22 & 23 of CITR with Study Guide
  • Thursday, 3/16: chapters 24 & 25 of CITR with Study Guide
  • Friday, 3/17: chapter 26 of CITR / select Final Project option (due Thursday, 3/23)

Week 27:
  • Monday, 3/6: Chapters 13-15 of CITR with Study Guide
  • Tuesday, 3/7: No class today
  • Wednesday, 3/8: During-reading activity for CITR / read chapters 16 & 15
  • Thursday, 3/9: read chapters 18 & 19 of CITR
  • Friday, 3/10: SNOW DAY

Week 26:
  • Monday, 2/27: read Chapters 1 & 2 of Catcher in the Rye with Reading Guide
  • Tuesday, 2/28: No class today
  • Wednesday, 3/1: "Inside the Teenage Brain" activity / Chapters 3-5 of Catcher in the Rye
  • Thursday, 3/2: Chapter 6-8 of Catcher in the Rye
  • Friday, 3/3: Chapters 9-12 of CITR

Week 25:
  • Monday, 2/20: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 2/21: NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, 2/22: Pronoun QUIZ / Process Analysis Presentations (follow schedule)
  • Thursday, 2/23: Process Analysis Presentations (follow schedule) / Catcher Journal Prompt
  • Friday, 2/24: Process Analysis Presentations (follow schedule)

Week 23:
  • Monday, 2/6: Rough Draft of Definition Essay due today (Peer-Review form)
  • Tuesday, 2/7: No class today
  • Wednesday, 2/8: continue work on Definition Essay (Final Draft due Friday, 2/10)
  • Thursday, 2/9:
  • Friday, 2/10:

Week 22:
  • Monday, 1/30: read "The Ways We Lie" and answer discussion questions
  • Tuesday, 1/31: No class today
  • Wednesday, 2/1: read and respond to Definition Essays
  • Thursday, 2/2: begin work on Definition Essay
  • Friday, 2/3: SOAPSTone for Definition Essay

Week 21:
  • Monday, 1/23: begin Dead Poets Society
  • Tuesday, 1/24: No class today
  • Wednesday, 1/25: cont. Dead Poets Society
  • Thursday, 1/26: Discussion Questions for DPS
  • Friday, 1/27:

Week 20:
  • Monday, 1/16: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 1/17: EXAMS G & F
  • Wednesday, 1/18: EXAMS E & D
  • Thursday, 1/19: EXAMS C & B
  • Friday, 1/20: EXAMS A & make-up

Week 19:
  • Monday, 1/9: Complete Grammar Pretest on CourseSites / discuss Comma Splices and Fused Setences
  • Tuesday, 1/10: No class today
  • Wednesday, 1/11: Comma Splice & Fused Sentence Quiz / begin Poetry Portfolio (due Friday, 1/13)
  • Thursday, 1/12: continue work on Poetry Portfolio (due tomorrow, 1/13)
  • Friday, 1/13: Poetry Portfolio DUE TODAY

Week 18:
  • Monday, 1/2: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 1/3: No class today
  • Wednesday, 1/4: Sestina Poem
  • Thursday, 1/5: Concrete Poem
  • Friday: 1/6: share poems / create CourseSites account

Week 17:
  • Monday, 12/19: share Patchwork Poems / Create 5 Haikus (due Wednesday, 12/21)
  • Tuesday, 12/20: No class today (Haikus due tomorrow)
  • Wednesday, 12/21: Diamante Poems (2)
  • Thursday, 12/22:
  • Friday, 12/23: No Homework (Enjoy the Holiday Break!)

Week 16:
  • Monday, 12/12: work on visual for "Where I'm From" poem (Final Draft & Visual due Wednesday, 12/14)
  • Tuesday, 12/13: No class today
  • Wednesday, 12/14: Share "Where I'm From" poems / begin Patchwork Poems
  • Thursday, 12/15: cont. work on Patchwork Poems
  • Friday, 12/16: Peer Review Patchwork Poems / final draft due Monday, 12/16 (bring a hardcopy to class)

Week 15:
  • Monday, 12/5: work on Memoir (Final Draft due Wednesday, 12/7)
  • Tuesday, 12/6: No class today
  • Wednesday, 12/7: MEMOIRS DUE TODAY! / begin work on "Where I'm From" poem
  • Thursday, 12/8: complete template for "Where I'm From" poem / Rough Draft of poem due tomorrow (bring a hard copy to class)
  • Friday, 12/9: Peer-Review rough draft of "Where I'm From" poem / Final Draft due Wednesday, 12/14

Week 14:
  • Monday, 11/28: Peer-Review Memoir
  • Tuesday, 11/29: No class today
  • Wednesday, 11/30: Work on Memoir / Living Legacy filming
  • Thursday, 12/1: finish Living Legacy filming
  • Friday, 12/2: peer review second draft of Memoir (due Wednesday, 12/7)

Week 13:
  • Monday, 11/21: Rough Draft of Memoir due tomorrow, 11/22 (share with me via Google docs)
  • Tuesday, 11/22: ROUGH DRAFT of MEMOIR due TODAY
  • Wednesday, 11/23-Friday, 11/25: NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving!)

Week 12:
  • Monday, 11/14: read sample Memoirs / write about 1 of your topics for 10 minutes
  • Tuesday, 11/15: No class today
  • Wednesday, 11/16: excerpts from The Last Lecture / Living Legacy Questions / bring 5-10 photos that you deem significant to class tomorrow
  • Thursday, 11/17: write about photos / read "The Stranger in the Photo"
  • Friday, 11/18: begin draft of memoir using photo

Week 11:
  • Monday, 11/7: cont. Freedom Writers
  • Tuesday, 11/8: No class today
  • Wednesday, 11/9: question for Freedom Writers
  • Thursday, 11/10: begin Memoir Unit / identify topics from handout
  • Friday. 11/11: listen to Ismael Beah's story, "Unusual Normality"


Week 10:
  • Monday, 10/31: Topic Share (EG & RG) / listen to podcast & respond to questions in Google doc
  • Tuesday, 11/1: No class today
  • Wednesday, 11/2: Topic Share (MW) / view "2 Million Minutes" and answer questions
  • Thursday, 11/3: Topic Share (JB) / discuss "2 Million Minutes" / begin Freedom Writers
  • Friday, 11/4: Topic Share (JM) / begin Freedom Writers

Week 9:
  • Monday, 10/24: Topic Share (HS) / finish Visual Analysis Slideshow
  • Tuesday, 10/25: No class today
  • Wednesday, 10/26: Topic Share (JS) & (EG) / Present Slideshow
  • Thursday, 10/27: Topic Share (KW) / College Visit activity
  • Friday, 10/28: Field Trip to SCSU TODAY!

Week 8:
  • Monday, 10/17: Topic Share (EG) / Rhetoric Presentation / begin Visual Analysis activity
  • Tuesday, 10/18: No class today
  • Wednesday, 10/19: No class today (PSAT Day)
  • Thursday, 10/20: Topic Share (NH & JT) / cont. Visual Analysis activity
  • Friday, 10/21: Topic Share (CT) / cont. Visual Analysis activity (presentations due Monday, 10/24)

Week 7:
  • Monday, 10/10: NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, 10/11: No class today
  • Wednesday, 10/12: Topic Share (NL) /SAT Practice: Reading Test
  • Thursday, 10/13: Topic Share (JM) / SAT Practice Essay
  • Friday, 10/14:

Week 6:
  • Monday, 10/3: discuss Topic Share & sign-up for date (see schedule for Topic Share) / begin Recommendation Activity
  • Tuesday, 10/4: No class today (REMINDER: see Topic Share schedule)
  • Wednesday, 10/5: Topic Share (LB) / cont. Recommendation Activity / Final Draft of College Essay due tomorrow, 10/6
  • Thursday, 10/6: Topic Share (JA) / share out College Essays
  • Friday, 10/7: Topic Share (BS) / cont. Recommendation Exercise

Week 5:
  • Monday, 9/26: "Achievements & Accomplishments" Chart (background for resume) / cont. work on College Essay
  • Tuesday, 9/27: No class today
  • Wednesday, 9/28: cont. work on College Essay / Choosing the Right College, Part III assignment
  • Thursday, 9/29: begin resume / second draft of College Essay due tomorrow, 9/30
  • Friday, 9/30: Peer Review College Essay / cont. resume

Week 4:
  • Monday, 9/19: Draft of College Essay DUE TODAY / Peer-review draft & complete form
  • Tuesday, 9/20: No class today
  • Wednesday, 9/21: Choosing the Right College, Part I assignment
  • Thursday, 9/22: work on College Essay (next draft due Monday, 9/26) / sign up to workshop your College Essay with me (shared Google doc)
  • Friday, 9/23: Choosing the Right College, Part II / Field Trip Permission Slips DUE OCTOBER 6

Week 3:
  • Monday, 9/12: Blog post on Impressive College Essay (finish what you didn't complete in class)
  • Tuesday, 9/13: No class today / Free-Choice Summer Reading Assignment DUE TOMORROW
  • Wednesday, 9/14: Free-Choice Book Share / review Impressive College Essays
  • Thursday, 9/15: Values Exercise
  • Friday, 9/16: share beginning of College Essay

Week 2:
  • Monday, 9/5: No school
  • Tuesday, 9/6: No class today
  • Wednesday, 9/7: Explore college essays and respond to prompt in Google docs
  • Thursday, 9/8: Discuss college essay prompt
  • Friday, 9/9: Free-choice Summer Reading assignment due Wednesday, 9/14

Week 1:
  • Tuesday, 8/30: No class today
  • Wednesday, 8/31: Complete Online Survey / Introductory Activity
  • Thursday, 9/1: Review Syllabus (sign by Friday, 9/2)
  • Friday, 9/2: Signed syllabus due today / create CollegeBoard account by Wednesday, 9/7 / finish One Sentence Poster (we film on Wed.9/7)