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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 various short stories.

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 Feb. 19 - 22

Tuesday, Feb.19 -  Because of testing this week, there will be not Vocabulary words this week.  All 10th grade students will be taking a 10th grade English Practice Test.  All students must have fully charged computers in class.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 20 -  Students will turn in Works Cited Sheets.  Students will review how to create citations.  Students will begin researching the two different careers that they have chosen.  They will compile their information by completing the worksheets they will receive today.  All students must have fully charged computers in class.
 
Thursday, Feb. 21 - Students will continue to work on their research. Research information must be turned in at the end of class today, or at the beginning of class tomorrow.   All students must have fully charged computers in class.
 
Friday, Feb. 22 - Students will receive information on how to complete their research project.  They will then begin working on their Rough Draft.  Rough Drafts are due Tuesday, Feb. 26. Students cannot proceed onto developing their Final Project, until their Rough Draft has been turned in and approved.   All students must have fully charged computers in class.  Final Projects are due Monday, March 4.  Projects turned in early, Friday, Mar. 1, will receive 10 points extra credit.  Projects turned in after Mar. 1 will result in a penalty of minus 20 points per day.  Projects will be graded as a test grade.

Week of Feb. 11 - 14

Monday, Feb. 11 - Students will receive Voc. 16 - 20 Review to work on in class in preparation for the Voc. 16-20 test Thursday.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Students will complete Career Interest Inventory.  If not finished in class and turned in, it must be finished for homework.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Students will review the basics for MLA formatting as used in a research paper/project.  Voc. 16-20 Test tomorrow.
 
Thursday, Feb. 14 - Students will complete Voc. 16-20 Test. Students will then review MLA formatting information from Wednesday..
 
Friday, Feb. 15 - Student holiday.

Week of Feb. 4 - 8

Monday, Feb. 4 - Students will complete Voc. 20-2.  Vocabulary 20 words:  negligible, notoriety, obligatory, obliterate, oblivious, odious, opportune, ornate, ossify, painstaking.  Students will complete an assignment on CommonLit.  If not finished in class, it is homework.  All students must bring computers to class on Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Students will review Voc. 20-2.  Students will then complete a CFA on their computers.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 6 - Students will compete Voc. 20-3 and G.W.U. 20-1.  Students will then create a Plot Diagram for one of the stories that they read.
 
Thursday, Feb. 7 - Students will compete Voc. 20-3 and G.W.U. 20-2.  Students will begin Short Story Project which will count as a test grade.  Project is due Friday, Feb. 8.
 
Friday, Feb. 8 - Students will complete Voc. 20 quiz.  Students will finish Short Story Project and turn in.

Week of Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

Monday, Jan. 28 - Students will complete Voc. 19-2.  Vocabulary 19 words:  mettle,  mien,  militant,  momentum,  mortify,  mosque,  mull,  mutable,  mystic,  naive.  Students will finish reading "There Will Come Soft Rains" and answering the study guide. Students will work on a "figurative language" assignment to accompany the story.  Assignment is listed on Clever, and should be finished for homework.  Progress Reports will be sent home.  Students need to have parent signature and return by Friday in order to get a 10 point bonus coupon.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Students will go over Voc. 19-2.  Students will complete quiz over "There Will Come Soft Rains".  Students will work on writing assignment for the story.  Complete Acrostics for five vocabulary 19 words.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30 - Students will complete G.W.U. 19-1 and Voc. 19-3.  Students will continue to work on writing assignment.  Complete Acrostic for 5 Vocabulary 19 words.  Write first paragraph for writing assignment.  (Directions are on Clever - under "Short Stories" - "Outline for Essay")
 
Thursday, Jan. 31 -  Students will complete G.W.U. 19-2 and Voc. 19-3.  Students will complete writing assignment that was started yesterday..  
 
Friday, Feb. 1 - Students will complete Voc. 19 Quiz.  Students will complete CommonLit assignment.  (Students will choose a short story on ComonLit to read and answer the assessment.).  Last day to turn in signed Progress Report.

Week of Jan. 22 - 25

Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Students will define Voc. 18 words: mandatory, mannerism, martial, meager, mediocre, melancholy, melodramatic, mentor, merge, meticulous.  Students will finish reading "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" and answering the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Students will complete Voc. 18-2.  Students will complete research on Ray Bradbury in preparation for reading "There Will Come Soft Rains".
 
Thursday, Jan. 24 - Students will complete G.W.U. 18-1 and Voc. 18-3.  Students will begin reading "There Will Come Soft Rains."
 
Friday, Jan. 25 - Student will complete Voc. 18 quiz.  Students will continue reading "There Will Come Soft Rains."

Week of Jan. 14 - 18

Monday, Jan. 14 - Voc. 17 words:  juncture, lament, lapse, latitude, legacy, lexicon, livid, loathe, malignant, malleable.   Students will complete Voc. 17-2.  Students will finish answering "The Monkey's Paw" study guide.  Students will complete "The Monkey's Paw" quiz.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Students will go over Voc. 17-2.  Based upon last week's Vocab quiz, students who made an 85 or above will write a paragraph using 5 of this week's vocabulary words.  Those students who made an 84 or below will have to use all 10 vocabulary words in a paragraph for homework. (Paragraphs will be checked Thursday.)  Students will begin reading "The Dog That Bit People" and answer the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Students will correct G.W.U. 17-1 and Voc. 17-3.  Students will write a paragraph using this week's vocabulary words, based upon last week's vocabulary quiz. Paragraphs will be due tomorrow, Thursday.  Students will finish reading "The Dog That Bit People" and answering the study guide.  Students will complete the quiz over the story. 
 
Thursday, Jan. 17 - Students will correct G.W.U. 17-2 and Voc. 17-4.  Students will begin reading "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?"
 
Friday, Jan. 18 - Students will complete Voc. 17 Quiz.  Students will finish reading "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy".  Quiz over the story.

Week of Jan. 7-11

Monday, Jan. 7 - Students will identify and complete Voc. 16-2.  Voc. 16 words:  intuition, invariably, invincible, irksome, irrational, irrelevant, itinerary, jargon, jostle, judicious.  Students will complete a 2018 Personal Reflection sheet.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - Students will check Voc. 16-2.  Students will make 5 Vocabulary Expert Cards for homework.  Students will use yesterday's 2018 Personal Reflection Sheet to complete the Graphic Organizer sheet.  Graphic Organizer will be turned in at the end of class, or it can be finished for homework and turned in Wednesday.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Students will complete Voc. 16-3 and G.W.U. 16-1.  Student will make 5 more Vocabulary Expert Cards - all will be checked Thursday.  Students will begin reading "The Monkey's Paw" by William W. Jacobs and begin answering the study guide.
 
Thursday, Jan. 10 - Students will complete Voc. 16-4 and G.W.U. 16-2.    Students will finish reading "The Monkey's Paw" and answer the study guide.  Quiz over "The Monkey's Paw".
 
Friday, Jan. 11 - Students will complete Voc. 16 quiz.  Students will complete short story analysis on "The Monkey's Paw".

Week of Dec. 17 - 21

Monday, Dec. 17 - Students will go over Voc. 14-2.  Students will complete Julius Caesar Test.  Students will work on organizing their notebooks for the Notebook test Tuesday.  Students will also receive the Voc. exam review to work on.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Students will complete Notebook Test.  Students will work on exam review.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Students will work on Exam reviews.
 
Thursday, Dec. 20 - 4th period students will complete exam.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd period students will work on Exam reviews.
 
Friday, Dec. 21 - Students in 1st, 2d, and 3rd periods will complete exam.

Week of Dec. 10 - 14

Monday, Dec. 10 - Turn in CommonLit assignment on "The Day of Infamy Speech."  Vocab. 13 words:  hors d'oeuvre, immaculate, impartial, impediment, imperceptible, implacable, imposition, inaccessible, inadvertent, inalienable. Complete Voc. 13-2.  Finish reading Act IV and answer the study guide.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 11 -  Review Voc. 13-2 and make 5 Voc. Expert Cards for homework.  Begin reading Act V of Julius Caesar and answer the study guide.
 
Wed., Dec. 12 - Complete G.W.U. 13-1 and Voc. 13-3.  Finish reading Act 5 and take quiz over Act V.
 
Thursday, Dec. 13 - Review sheet on Julius Caesar for test on Monday, Dec. 17.  Students will receive notebook check list for test on Tuesday, Dec. 18. 
 
Friday, Dec. 14 - Students will complete Voc.13 quiz.  Students will receive Voc. 14 words:  inanimate, inarticulate, incendiary, incentive, inclement, inconsistent, indestructible, indict, indignant, indomitable. . Students will watch Act V.

Week of Dec. 3 - 7

Monday, Dec. 3 - Voc. 12 words: facsimile, farce, flagrant, fluctuate, fortitude, gloat, grimace, harass, heresy, hieroglyphic. Students will complete Voc. 12-2 and make 5 Vocab. Expert Cards.  Students will finish reading Mark Antony's eulogy and scene 3 of Act III.  Students will complete Act III quiz.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Students will go over Voc. 12-2 and make 5 more vocabulary expert cards for homework.  Students will complete analysis sheet over Mark Antony's speech.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Students will complete G.W.U. sheet on Combining Sentences.  Students will complete Analysis Sheet on Antony's speech.
 
Thursday, Dec. 6 - Students will complete Voc. 12-3 sentences.  Students will watch Act III of Julius Caesar.
 
Friday, Dec. 7 - Students will take Voc. 12 Quiz.  Students will complete an assignment on CommonLit.
 

Week of Nov. 26 - 30

Monday, Nov. 26 - Vocabulary 11 words:  espionage, ethical, evade, evolve, excerpt, expedient, explicate, exultant, fabricate, facilitate.  Students will complete Voc. 26-2.  Students will make 5 Voc. Expert Cards for homework.  Students will watch Acts I and II of Julius Caesar.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 27 -  Students will review Voc. 11-2 and make the remaining 5 Vocal. Expert Cards for homework.  Students will begin reading Act III, sc. 1 and answering the the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 28 - Students will complete G.W.U. 12-1 and Voc. 12-3.  Students will finish reading Act III, sc.1 and begin sc. 2, and answer the study guide.
 
Thursday, Nov. 29 - Students will complete G.W.U. 12-2 and Voc. 12-4.  Students will finish reading Act III, sc. 2 and compare and contrast the two funeral eulogies focusing on the rhetoric.
 
Friday, Nov. 30 - Students will complete Voc. 11 quiz.  Students will continue with the comparing and contrasting of the funeral eulogies.

Week of Nov. 12 - 16

Monday, Nov. 12 - Students will work on Voc. 6-10 review that they received Friday.  Voc. 6-10 test will be Friday, Nov. 16.  Students will begin reading Act II, sc. 1 of Julius Caesar, and answering the study guide.  Students will receive Interim Progress Reports.  They are to be signed and returned by Friday, Nov. 16.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Students will finish reading Act II, sc. 1 and answer the study guide.  Students will begin reading Act II, sc. 2.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Students will finish reading Act II, sc. 2, and begin reading sc. 3 and 4.  Students will finish answering the study guide and and complete the quiz over Act II.
 
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Students will begin a writing assignment to accompany the reading of Act II.  Completed assignment is due Friday.
 
Friday, Nov. 16 - Students will complete Voc. 6-10 Test. Student will finish and submit writing assignment.

Week of Nov. 5 - 9

Monday, Nov. 5 - Students will complete Voc. 10-2.  Voc. 10 words:  elite,   emancipate, emphatically,   encompass,    encumber,  enjoin,  ensue,   episode,  equilibrium,  erratic.  Students will read Act I, sc. 2, and complete the study guide.  Students will make 5 vocabulary word expert cards for homework.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 6 - Students will review Voc. 10-2. Students will make 5 more vocabulary word expert cards for homework.  All 10 word cards will be checked Wednesday.  Students will read Act I, sc. 3.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 7 - All 10th grade students will take the English Benchmark test on their computers.  Students will complete Voc. 10-3 for homework.
 
Thursday, Nov. 8 - Students will complete Voc. 10-3 and G.W.U. 10-1.  Students will finish reading Act I and complete a quiz over Act I, and begin reading Act II.
 
Friday, Nov. 9 - Students will complete a quiz over Voc. 10.  Students will work on Voc. 6-10 review crossword puzzle.  Test over Voc. 6-10 will be Friday, Nov. 16.

Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2

Monday, Oct. 29 - Students will turn in rhetoric assignment from Friday.  Students will match Voc. 9-2 words:  diminutive,  disperse,  diversion,  documentary,   ecstatic,  edifice,  edify,  effervescent,  eject,  electorate.  Students will also make 5 Voc. Expert cards for homework.  Students will begin to watch powerpoint on William Shakespeare and fill in guided notes.  
 
Tuesday, Oct. 30 -   Students will review Voc. 9-2 and make 5 more Voc. expert cards for homework, create 3 truths and a lie for 5 vocabulary words.  Students will continue to watch powerpoint on William Shakespeare and complete guided notes.  Students will finish for homework.  (Powerpoint and questions are on Clever/Curve).
 
Wednesday, Oct. 31- Students will turn in Shakespeare guided notes.  Students will complete Voc. 9-3 and G.W.U. 9-1. Students will also create 3 truths and a lie for  5  more vocabulary words.  Three trucks and a lie for all 10 vocabulary words is due Thursday.   Students will watch powerpoint on Julius Caesar and complete guided notes.  Finish guided notes for homework.  (Powerpoint and questions are on Clever/Curve).
 
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Students will complete G.W.U. 9-2.  Students will begin reading and annotating  Act I, sc. 1 study guide.  
 
Friday, Nov. 2 - Students will complete Voc. 9 quiz, and read  Act I, Sc. 2.

Week of October 22 - 26

Monday, Oct. 22 - Students will turn writing assignment for Night that was assigned last Friday.  Students will complete Voc. 8-2 and make Voc. expert cards for 5 of the vocabulary 8 words: debut,  decimate,  decrepit,  defunct,  delectable,  demure,  destitute,  deteriorate,  detonate,  devastation.  Students will set up their notebooks for the 2nd quarter.  Students will be introduced to Rhetoric. Copy directions of Rhetoric Project to be placed in the "Work" section of your notebook. (Listed on Curve/Clever)
 
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Students will review Voc. 8-2 and make voc. expert cards for the remaining 5 vocabulary words for a total of 10 cards.  Students will continue discussing Rhetoric and how it is used in speeches and writings.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Students will correct G.W.U. 8-1 and complete Voc. 8-3.  Students will be able to identify the different types of Rhetoric in specific writings.
 
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Students will correct G.W.U. 8-2 and complete Voc. 8-4. Students will watch powerpoint on William Shakespeare and complete the study guide in preparation for reading Julius CaesarStudy guide will be completed for homework.
 
Friday, Oct. 26 - Students will complete Voc. 8 quiz.  Rhetoric Project due today on flash drive.