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Welcome to 10th Grade English

Tenth grade is an important and exciting year!  We will be reading a variety of literature, learning new vocabulary, brushing up on writing skills, and preparing for the writing assessment and TNReady test this spring.  We will be embarking on an exciting adventure, and I'm glad to have your child in my class this year! 

During the 1st Quarter we will be reading Elie Weisel's account of his experiences as a Holocaust survivor in Night

During the 2nd Quarter we will be reading a variety of short stories and the play Twelve Angry Men.

During the 3rd Quarter we will be reading and studying William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. (Which happens to be my personal favorite!!)

During the 4th Quarter we will be reading another play or novel, to be determined later.

Feel free to check my weekly "posts"  for an overview of what we will be doing that week.  

Email:   cschwill@bartlettschools.org

 

Classes

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Week of Sept. 18 - 22

Monday, Sept. 18 -  Students will define Voc. 6 words:  coincidental, colloquial, commence, commendable, compassion, compatible, compliance, composure, conceive, concession.. Students will read chapter 4 in Night, and answer the study guide.  Progress Reports will be sent home today.  Parents need to sign and return by Friday in order for student to receive a 10 point bonus coupon.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 -  Students will complete Voc. 6-2 and make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will read Chpt. 5 of Night and answer the study guide.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 - Students will complete Voc. 6-3 and G.W.U. 6-1.  Students will finish reading Chpt. 5 and begin Chpt. 6 of Night and answer the study guide.
Thursday, Sept. 21 -  Students will complete Voc. 6-3 and G.W.U. 6-2.  Students will read chpt. 7 of Night and answer the study guide.
Friday, Sept. 22 - Students will complete Voc. 6 quiz.  Students will watch part of the Oprah Winfrey interview of Elie Wiesel.

Week of Sept. 11 - 14

Monday, Sept. 11 -  Students will be given a Voc. 1-5 Crossword Review Puzzle to complete in preparation for the Voc. 1-5 test on Thursday.  Students will also be assigned a reading assignment in CommonLit that will need to be completed by Friday, Sept. 15..
Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Students will read Chp. 3 of Night and answer the study guide.
Wednesday, Sept. 13 - Students will read Chp. 4 on Night and answer the study guide.
Thursday, Sept. 14 - Students will turn in review crossword puzzle and they will complete the Voc 1-5 test.  CommonLit assignment must be completed and submitted no later than Friday. Sept. 15.

Week of Sept. 5 - 8

Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Students will define Voc. 5 words:  casement, caustic, censure, charisma, clangor, clemency, cliche', clientele, closure, coffer. Students will continue reading Chapt. 1 of Night and answering the study guide.
Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Students will complete Voc. 5-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will begin reading Chpt. 2 of Night and answering the study guide.
Thursday, Sept. 7 -  Students will complete exercise on the correct usage of semicolons.  Students will finish reading Chpt. 2 and begin reading Chpt. 3 of Night.
Friday, Sept. 8 - Students will complete Voc. 5 quiz.  Students will watch the first part of "Oprah's Interview with Elie Weisel" in order to gain a better understanding of what they are reading.  Students will continue with the reading of Night.

Week of August 28 - Sept. 1

Monday, Aug. 28 - Students will define Voc. 4 words:  bestride, bias, botch, bourgeois, breach, buffet, callous, canine, can't, carp. (They will finish the definitions for homework.) Students will bring fully charged computers so that they can login to Common Lit and set up an account.  Students will then watch a powerpoint introduction to Night.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 29 - Students will complete Voc. 4-2.  They can make flashcards for extra credit to be checked tomorrow.  Students will then begin work on Holocaust research packets.  Progress Reports will be handed out.  They must signed by parents and returned by Friday, Sept. 1, in order to get a 10 point bonus coupon.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 30 - Students will complete Voc. 4-3 and correct G.W.U. 4-1.  Students will continue to work on Holocaust research packets.
 
Thursday, Aug.  31 - Students will complete Voc. 4-3 and correct G.W.U. 4-2.  Students will watch short introductory video on Night.  Students will begin reading Night and answering the study guide.
 
Friday, Sept. 1 - Students will complete Voc. 4 Quiz and continue reading Night.
 

Week of Aug. 21 - 25

 Monday, Aug. 21 - Students will define Voc. 3 words:  assert, astute, atrocious. autonomy, axiom, balmy, bayou, bedlam, beguile, besiege
Students will continue to review the rules for using subject/verb agreement correctly.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Students will complete Voc. 3-2 and make flashcards for extra credit. Students will continue to review the rules for using subject/verb agreement correctly.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Flashcards will be checked for extra credit.  Students will complete Voc. 3-3 and correct G.W.U. 3-1.  Students will continue to review the rules for using subject/verb agreement correctly in preparation for test over Subject/Verb Agreement Friday.
Thursday, Aug. 24 - Students will complete Voc. 3-3 and correct G.W.U. 3-2.
All students will have pictures made for the yearbook. 
Friday, Aug. 25 - Students will complete Voc. 3 Quiz and Test over Subject/Verb Agreement.

Week of August 14 - 18

Monday, Aug. 14 - Students will set up their notebooks and organizing their papers.  Students will begin defining Voc. 2 words and finish them for homework:  annihilate, anthropology, antiquity, apex, appease, apprehensive, aptitude, arbiter, archaic, ascertain.  Students will use their "Name" research to complete the writing assignment on their names.
Tuesday, Aug. 15 - Students will complete Voc. 2-2.  They will make flashcards for homework.  Students will be given a large index card with which to finish the "Name" assignment.  Completed "Name" card and rough draft will be turned in tomorrow.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Students will complete Voc. 2-3 and G.W.U. 2-1.  Students will review the rules for Subject-Verb Agreement.
Thursday, Aug. 17 - Students will complete Voc. 2-3 and G.W.U. 2-2.  Students will continue to review rules for Subject-Verb Agreement.
Friday, Aug. 18 - Students will complete Voc. 2 Quiz.  Students will continue to review rules for Subject-Verb Agreement.

Week of August 7 - 11

 Monday, August 7 -  Students will review class rules and procedures.  Students will complete "Student Information Sheet", have parents sign and return to class.  Students will define and include the pronunciation for Voc. 1 words:  abdicate, abound, acquittal, admirably, aesthetic affidavit, affiliate, amiable, amnesty, analogy.  These words will be checked Tuesday for a grade.
 
Tuesday, August 8 -  Students will complete Voc. 1-2.  Voc. 1 words will be checked.  Students will begin working on the study guide for The House on Mango Street.  Students will make Vocabulary flashcards for homework.  They will use the definitions on Voc. 1-2.  Flashcards will be checked tomorrow for a grade.
 
Wednesday, August 9 -  Flashcards will be checked.  Students will complete Voc. 1-3 and G.W.U. 1-1.  Students will continue to work on The House on Mango Street Study guide.
 
Thursday, August 10 - Students will complete Voc. 1-3 and G.W.U. 1-2. Students will continue to work on The House on Mango Street Study guide.  The House on Mango Street Test and Voc. 1 quiz tomorrow.
 
Friday, August 11 - Students will complete Voc. 1 Quiz.  The House on Mango Street test.  "Name" assignment will be sent home to be completed for use Monday.

Week of May 22 - 26

Monday, May 22 - Students will receive Voc. 26-30 crossword puzzle review in preparation for the Final Exam.
Tuesday, May 23 - Students will work on Exam Review.  Computer turn in for those students who are exempt from their exams.
Wednesday, May 24 - 1st, 5th, and 7th period take exams. 
Thursday, May 25 - 2nd, 4th and 6th period exams,
Friday, May 26 - Students will turn in computers during 1st period.  3rd period exam.

Week of May 15 - 19

Monday, May 15 - Our Town Projects due. 20 points per day will be deducted for projects not turned in today.  Students will define Voc. 30 words: visage, vulnerable, wan, wane, wheedle, whimsical, wreak, zealous, zenith, zephyr.  Students will finish Act II of Our Town and take a quiz over the act.  Notebook test tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 16 - Students will complete Voc. 30-2.  Students will complete Notebook test, using their notebooks.
Wednesday, May 17 - Students will complete Voc. 30-3 and G.W.U. 30-1.

Week of May 7 - 11

Monday, May 7 - Students will define Voc. 29 words:  timorous, transcend, transition, transitory, translucent, ultimatum. unprecedented, vehement, verbatim, vigilant.  Students will finish reading Act I of Our Town.  Students will complete the Act I study guide, take a quiz over Act I, and then watch the video recording of Act I.  Students will receive a Progress Report that needs to be taken home and have signed.
Tuesday, May 8  - Students will complete Voc. 29 - 2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will begin reading Act II.
Wednesday, May 9 - Students will complete Voc. 29 - 3.  Students will finish reading Act II, answering the study guide and take a quiz over Act II.
Thursday, May 10  -  Students will complete Voc. 29-4.  Students will begin reading Act III and answering Act III study guide.
Friday, May 9  - Students will complete Voc. 29 quiz.  Students will watch the video recording of Our Town.   Projects can be turned in today for extra credit.  Projects are due Monday, May 15.  Projects turned in after Monday will have 20 points per day deducted.

Week of May 1 - 5

Monday, May 1 - Students will take Voc. 27 quiz.  Students will define Vocabulary 28 words:  submission, subsidiary, subsidize, substantially, succulent, succumb, synopsis, synthesis, tawny, theoretical. Students will receive information for a project that goes along with with reading of Our Town.  The project will count as a test grade and will be due Monday, May 15.
Tuesday, May 2 - Students will complete Voc. 28-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will use their computers to complete a background informative sheet on Thornton Wilder and Our Town.  If not finished in class, it will need to be finished for homework.
Wednesday, May 3 - Students will complete Voc. 28-3 and G.W.U. on Troublesome Words.  Students will begin reading Act I of Our Town in class and answering the study guide.
Thursday, May 4 - Students will complete Voc. 28-4 and G.W.U. on Troublesome Words.  Students will finish reading Act I of Our Town in class and answering the study guide.  Students will complete a quiz on Act I.
Friday, May 5 - Students will complete Voc. 28 Quiz.  Students will watch Act I of Our Town.
 
 

Week of April 24 - 28

Monday, April 24  -  Log-in to www.commonlit.org
Create an account if you have not already done so. You will need the following codes:
1st period - 7QQZW 2nd period - JVVWK 3rd period - 5EEQ4
5th period - ERRK8 6th period - 9ZZY6 7th period - QJJ64
Click on "My Assignments" to find the assignment that you need to read and complete no later than Friday, April 28th. The grade that you make on this assignment will be used to replace your lowest Vocabulary or Daily Grade.
Students will define Voc. 27 words:  sequel, simulate, sordid, sporadic, stamina, steppe, stimulant, stipulate, stratagem, stringent.   Students will continue to watch Taking Chance and complete "Day 2" of the Daily Journal Entry.
Tuesday, April 25 -  1st, 2nd and 3rd period students will take the Geometry EOC Test.  5th, 6th, and 7th period students will complete Voc. 27-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will then watch the conclusion of Taking Chance and then complete "Day 3" of the Daily Journal Entry.  Journal Entries will then be turned in.
Wednesday, April 26 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd period students students will complete Voc. 27-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will then watch the conclusion of Taking Chance and then complete "Day 3" of the Daily Journal Entry.  Journal Entries will then be turned in.  6th and 7th period classes will take the Biology EOC Test. All students will need to bring a fully charged computer to class Thursday.
Thursday, April 27 - Students will complete Voc. 27-3 and 27-4.  Students will  then use their computers to begin work on a Career Research Project.
Friday, April 28  -  Because of the Olympics for Exceptional Students today, students will take the Voc. 27 quiz Monday, May 1.  Students will continue their Career Research Project.  Projects will be turned in at the end of class.  
Today is the last day to complete the CommonLit assignment.
 

Week of April 17 - 21

Monday, April 17  -  Because of TnReady Testing this week, there will be no Vocabulary words.  Students will finish the review for the TnReady test.
Tuesday, April 18  -  Students will report to 1st period and then proceed to their testing location for the TnReady English Part I - the writing portion.
Wednesday, April 19  -  Students will report to 1st period and then proceed to their testing location for the TnReady English Part II - the reading and questions portion.
Thursday, April 20  -  Students will complete a research assignment in preparation for watching a historical video.  The written assignment is due at the end of class.
Friday, April 21  -  Students will begin watching the historical video Taking Chance and completing a daily journal entry about the video.  Journal entries will be turned in at the conclusion of the video.

Week of April 10 - 13

Monday, April 10 -  Students will define Voc. 26 words:  requisite, resonant, retainer, retribution, rift, rivulet, sadistic, sardonic, scenario, seethe.
Students will complete test covering correct Pronoun Usage.
Students will receive Progress Reports and TnReady Projection Letters.  Both need to be signed and returned by Thursday, April 13, in order for students to receive the incentives.
Tuesday, April 11 - Students will complete Voc. 26-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will receive a copy of the TnReady Practice Test and review it in class.
Wednesday, April 12 - Students will complete G.W.U. 26-1 and Voc. 26-3.  Students will continue reviewing the TnReady Practice Test.
Thursday, April 13 - Students will complete G.W.U. 26-2.  Students will also complete Voc. 26 quiz.  Progress Reports and TnReady Projection Letters are due no later than today in order to receive the incentives. 
Students will continue with the TnReady Practice Test.

Week of April 3 - 7

Monday, April 3 - Students will receive Voc. 21-25 review crossword puzzle.  Puzzle will be due on Friday, April 7.  Test will be Friday, April 7.
Tuesday, April 4 - Students will begin review of correct Pronoun Usage.
Wednesday, April 5 - Students will continue review of correct Pronoun Usage.
Thursday, April 6 - Students will take a test over correct Pronoun Usage.
Friday, April 7 - Students will take test over Vocabulary 21-25 words.