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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 studying rhetoric and how it is used in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (My personal favorite!)

During the 3rd Quarter we will be reading and discussing Henrietta's Dance.

During the 4th Quarter we will be reading and discussing Fahrenheit 451.

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

Email:   cschwill@bartlettschools.org

 

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Week of Sept. 17 - 21

Monday, Sept. 17 - Students will receive Voc. 1-5 review sheet.  Review is due Friday, and the Voc. 1-5 test will be Friday, Sept. 21.  Grade replacement opportunity will also be given to students.  Grade replacement assignment is due Friday, Sept. 21.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Students will continue reading Chp. 3 in Night and complete study guide.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Students will finish reading Chp. 3 in Night and complete study guide.  Students will begin reading Chp. 4.  Students must have fully charged computers in class Thursday.
 
Thursday, Sept. 20 - Students will complete CFA on their computers.
 
Friday, Sept. 21 - Students will complete Voc. 1-5 Test.
 
 

Week of Sept. 10 - 14

Monday, Sept. 10 - Voc. 5 words:  casement, caustic, censure, charisma, clangor, clemency, cliche', clientele, closure, coffer.  Students will complete Voc. 5-2 and make 5 Voc. expert cards.  Students will continue reading Chp. 1 of Night.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 11 - Students will review Voc. 5-2 and make remaining 5 Voc. expert cards.  Students will finish reading Chpt. 1 and answer the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Students will complete G.W.U. 5-1 and Voc. 5-3.  Students will begin reading Chpt. 2 of Night and answer the study guide.
 
Thursday, Sept. 13 - Students will complete G.W.U. 5-2 and Voc. 5-4.  Students will continue reading Chpt. 2 of Night.
 
Friday, Sept. 14 - Students will complete Voc. 5 quiz.  Students will continue reading Night.

Week of Sept. 4 - 7

Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Students will turn in SIT strategy for the Preface to Night. Complete Voc. 4-2. (Words are posted on Clever)  Make 5 Voc. Expert Cards.   Students can complete CommonLit replacement assignment, due Friday, Sept. 7.  
Students will be reading Chpt. 1 of Night, and answer the study guide.  Progress Reports will be passed out.  They need to be signed and returned by Friday, Sept. 7.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 5 - Students will complete G.W.U. 4-2.  Make the remaining 5 Voc. Expert Cards.  Students will watch a Pre-War powerpoint on Pre-War Sighet.  Students will continue reading Night.
 
Thursday, Sept. 6 - Students will create Voc. Acrostic the Voc. 4 words (directions will be posted on Clever).  School pictures are today. Students will continue reading Night.
 
Friday, Sept. 7 - Students will complete Voc. 4 quiz.  Last day to turn in signed Progress Report.  Last day to take advantage of CommonLit grade replacement.

Week of August 27 - 31

Monday, Aug. 27 - Vocabulary 3 words: assert, astute, atrocious, autonomy, axiom, balmy, bayou, bedlam, beguile, besiege. Students will complete Voc. 3-2 and make 5 Vocabulary Expert Cards.  Students will sign up for CommonLit and complete the assigned article.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 28 - Students will make 5 more Vocabulary Expert Cards.  Each student will be assigned his or her own copy of Night.  Students will learn about the timeline of the Holocaust.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 29 - Students will complete G.W.U. 3-1.  Students will discuss Propaganda and how it was used by the Germans to influence society.
 
Thursday, Aug. 30 - Students will complete G.W.U. 3-2.  Students will receive study guide to accompany the reading of Night.  Students will begin reading Night and answering the study guide.
 
Friday, Aug. 31 - Students will complete Voc. 3 Quiz.   Students will continue reading Night and answering the study guide.

Week of August 20 - 24

Monday, Aug. 20 - Students will work with Voc. 2 words:  annihilate,          anthropology, antiquity, apex, appease, apprehensive, aptitude, arbiter, archaic, ascertain.  Students will complete Voc. 2-2.  Hwk:  5 voc. expert cards and research on your name. 
 
Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Students will compete writing assignment on their name.  Hwk:  the next 5 voc. expert cards and  bring picture and embellishments for finished Name Card. 
 
Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Students will complete G.W.U. 2-1.  Students will make Name Card and turn in.  Hwk:  Voc. 2-3 and 2-4 and finish Name Card (if not finished and turned in during class).
 
Thursday, Aug. 23 - Students will complete G.W.U. 2-2.  Students will complete a pre-voc. quiz.  Students will read background information on Elie Weisel in preparation to reading Night.  Hwk: study for Voc. 2 quiz.
 
Friday, Aug. 24 - Students will complete  Voc. 2 quiz.  Background information on Elie Weisel will be completed and turned in.
 
 

Week of August 13 - 17

Monday, August 13 - Students will  receive a copy of the classroom rules and expectations.  Students will also receive a copy of the study guide for the test and the directions for the project for the summer reading book that they read.  Students can choose to take the test over the book or they can complete the project.  The test over the book or the project for the book will be Friday, Aug. 17.  Students will receive the ten vocabulary words for this week.  The Vocabulary quiz will be Friday, Aug. 17.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 14 - Students will review Vocabulary 1 words.  Students will use index cards to create "Expert Cards" for 5 of their vocabulary words.  Students may have some time in class to work on the study guide for the summer reading book or their project.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 15 -  Students will use index cards to create "Expert Cards" for the rest of their vocabulary words. Students will complete G.W.U. 1-1.  Students may have some time in class to work on the study guide for the summer reading book or their project.
 
Thursday, Aug. 16 - Students will complete G.W.U. 1-2.  Students will complete Voc. review quiz.  Students will complete Voc. 1-3 sentences and Voc. 1-4 questions for homework.  Test over summer reading tomorrow (Friday) or Project on summer reading is due tomorrow.
 
Friday, Aug. 19 - Students will complete Test over the summer reading book or they will turn in their completed project.  Voc. 1 Quiz.
 
 

Week of May 21 - 24

Monday, May 21 -  Students will work on Exam Review.
 
Tuesday, May 22 - Students in 2nd, 4th and 6th periods will take their English Exam.  Students in 1st, 5th and 7th periods will work on exam reviews.
 
Wednesday, May 23 - Students in 1st, 5th and 7th periods will take their English exams.
 
Thursday, May 24 - Students in 3rd period will take their English Exam.  

Week of May 14 - 18

Monday, May 14 - Students will turn in Our Town Projects.  Students will define Voc. 29 words:  timorous, transient, transition, transitory, translucent, ultimatum, unprecedented, vehement, verbatim, vigilant.  Students will finish reading Act III and will take a quiz over Act III.
 
Tuesday, May 15 - Students will complete Voc. 29-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will watch the video on Our TownStudents will receive the Notebook Check list and will work on organizing their notebooks to be ready for the Notebook Test on Thursday.
 
Wednesday, May 16 - Student will complete Voc. 29-3.  Students will then complete a writing assignment on Our Town.  This will be turned in at the end of class.
 
Thursday, May 17 - Students will complete Notebook Test using their notebooks.
 
Friday, May 18 - Students will complete Voc. 29 quiz.  Students will then receive Voc. 30 words to work on.

Week of May 7 - May 11

Monday, May 7 - Students will define Voc. 28 words:  submission, subsidiary, subsidize, substantially, succulent, succumb, synopsis, synthesis, tawny, theoretical.  Students will begin reading Act II of Our Town.
 
Tuesday, May 8 - Students will complete Voc. 28-2. Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will finish reading Act II and answer the study guide.  Students will complete Act II quiz.
 
Wednesday, May 9 -  Students will complete Voc. 28-3 and G.W.U. 28-1.  Students will watch the remainder of Act I and Act II of Our Town.
 
Thursday, May 10 - Students will complete G.W.U. 28-2 and 28-3.  Students will begin reading Act III of Our Town.   Projects can be turned in by Friday for extra credit.  Projects are due Monday, May 14.
 
Friday, May 11 - Students will complete Voc. 28 quiz.  Students will continue reading Act III of Our Town.  Our Town projects are due Monday, May 14.

Week of April 30 - May 4

Monday, April 30 -  Students will complete Voc. 26 quiz.  Students will then define Voc. 27 words:  sequel, simulate, sordid, sporadic, stamina, steppe, simulate, stipulate, stratagem, stringent.  Students will complete and turn in background information on Our Town and Thornton Wilder.
 
Tuesday, May 1 - Students will complete Voc. 27-2, and they can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will receive information on a Project that will accompany the reading of Our Town.  The project is due Monday, May 14.  Students will begin reading Our Town Act I.
 
Wednesday, May 2 - Students will complete Voc. 27-3 and G.W.U. 27-1.  Students will continue reading Act I and complete the study guide.
 
Thursday, May 3 - Students will complete Voc. 27-4 and G.W.U. 27-2.  Students finish reading Act I and complete a quiz over Act I.
 
Friday, May 4 - Students will complete Voc. 27 quiz.  Students will begin reading Act 2.

Week of April 23-27

Monday, April 23 - Students will define Voc. 26 words:  requisite, resonant, retainer, retribution, rift, rivulet, sadistic (sadism #2a), sardonic, scenario, seethe.  Students will watch Taking Chance, a historical video and complete the day's journal entry.
 
Tuesday, April 24 -   Students will complete Voc. 26-2, and make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will continue watching Taking Chance, a historical video and complete the day's journal entry.
 
Wednesday, April 25 -   Students will complete Voc. 26-3.  Students will continue watching Taking Chance, a historical video and complete the day's journal entry. Journal entries should be turned in.  Students will study for the Voc. 26 quiz to be taken tomorrow, Thursday.   Students will complete Voc. 26-4 for homework.
 
Thursday, April 26 -  Students will complete Voc. 26 Quiz.  Students will complete G.W.U. 26-1 and 26-2.
 
Friday, April 27 - Students will complete an "Introduction on Our Town".  They will use their computers and literature books in the class.  These introductions will be turned in at the end of class.
 

Week of April 16 - 20

No vocabulary this week due to EOC Testing.
 
Monday, April 16 -  English EOC TEST Part 1 - Bring fully charged computer.
 
Tuesday, April 17 -  English EOC TEST Part 2 and 3 - Bring fully charged computer.
 
Wednesday, April 18 -  English EOC TEST Part 4 - Bring fully charged computer.
 
 

Week of April 9 - 13

Monday, April 9 - Pronoun Usage Test.  Students will also receive Voc. 21-25 crossword review.  The Voc. 21 - 25 Test will be Friday, April 13.  Students will receive EOC incentive letters.  These letters need to be signed and returned to us no later than Friday, April 13, in order to qualify for the incentive.
 
Tuesday, April 10 -  Students will begin a review of a practice EOC in preparation for the TNReady EOC in English which will begin Mon., April 16 - Wed., April 18.  Students will receive a Progress Report.  This needs to be signed and returned by Friday, April 13, in order to receive the 10 point bonus coupon.
 
Wednesday, April 11 - Students will continue the review of a practice EOC in preparation for the TNReady EOC in English which will begin Mon., April 16 - Wed., April 18.
 
Thursday, April 12 - Students will continue a review of a practice EOC in preparation for the TNReady EOC in English which will begin Mon., April 16 - Wed., April 18.
 
Friday, April 13 - Voc. 21 - 25 Test.  

Week of April 2 - 6

Monday, April 2 - Students will define Vocabulary 25 words:  

Define Voc. 25 words:   repress, rectify, requiem, redundant, reprieve, reminiscent, rendezvous, recourse, rejuvenate, recur.  Students will review rules for Pronoun Usage in preparation for the EOC test, by completing exercises in the grammar book.

Tuesday, April 3 -  Students will complete Voc. 25-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will continue to review rules for Pronoun Usage. 

 Wednesday, April 4 - Students will complete Voc. 25-3.  Students will review the rules for using Who and Whom correctly.
 
Thursday, April 5 - Students will complete G.W.U. 25-1.  
 
Friday, April 6 - Students will complete Voc. 25 Quiz..  Test over Pronoun usage.  Students will receive Voc. 21-25 vocabulary review in preparation for the test on Friday, April 13.