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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 Feb. 20 - 23

Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Students received Voc. 16 - 20 crossword review last Thursday.  The review is due Friday, Feb. 23 and the test is also Friday.  Students will read Act III, sc. 2 - Antony's funeral eulogy.  They will analyze the speech focusing on Antony's rhetoric.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 21 - Students will continue comparing Brutus's and Antony's speeches.  Students will finish reading Act III and answer the study guide.  If time permits, students will complete a quiz over Act III.
 
Thursday, Feb. 22 - Students will complete quiz over Act III, if not taken on Wednesday.  Students will then login to Questar and complete an assignment on Questar that goes along with the two funeral orations.
 
Friday, Feb. 23 - Students will complete Voc. 16 -20 Test.  Students will then continue watching Julius Caesar video, gaining a better visual understanding of the play.

Week of Feb. 12 - 15

Monday, Feb. 12 - Students will define Voc. 20 words:  negligible, notoriety, obligatory, obliterate, oblivious, odious, opportune, ornate, ossify, painstaking.  Students will take EOC practice test on paper.  Progress reports will be sent home.  Have parents sign and return by Thurs., Feb. 15 for a 10 point bonus coupon.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Students will use their computers to take the EOC practice test.  Students will complete Voc. 20-2, and they can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will read Act III, Sc. 2, Brutus's speech.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 14 - Students will complete Voc. 20-3 and G.W.U. 20-1.  Students will continue reading Act III, scene 2, reading Mark Antony's eulogy.
 
Thursday, Feb. 15 - Students will take Voc. 20 quiz and they will watch the video on Julius Caesar.  Students will also receive a Voc. 16-10 review.  Voc. 16-20 test will be Friday, February 23./

Week of Feb. 5 - 9

Monday, Feb. 5 - Students will define Voc. 19 words:  mettle, mien, militant, momentum, mortify, mosque, mull, mutable, mystic, naive.   Students will finish reading Act II.  They will also take a quiz over Act II.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 6 - Students will complete Voc. 19-2.  Students can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will take notes on Rhetoric and complete an analysis of Act II.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 7 - Students will complete Voc. 19-3 and correct           G.W.U. 19-1.  They will then begin reading Act III of Julius Caesar.  They will answer the study guide.
 
Thursday, Feb. 8 - Students will complete Voc. 19-3 and correct             G.W.U. 19-1.  They will then continue reading Act III of Julius Caesar.  They will answer the study guide.
 
Friday, Feb. 9 - Students will complete Voc. 19 quiz.  They will finish reading Act III and take a quiz over Act III.
 
 

Week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

Monday, Jan. 29 - Students will define Voc. 18 words:  mandatory, mannerism, marital, meager, mediocre, melancholy, melodramatic, mentor, merge, meticulous.  Students will watch Act I of Julius Caesar.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 30 - Students will complete Voc. 18-2, and make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will begin reading Act II, sc. 1 of Julius Caesar, and answer the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Students will complete  G.W.U. 18-1.  Students will finish reading Act II, sc. 1, and then begin reading sc. 2, and answer the study guide questions.
 
Thursday, Feb. 1 - Students will complete Voc. 18-3 and then login to turnitin.com and complete a writing assignment that goes along with Julius Caesar.  Students will work on the assignment in class, and it must be finished and submitted on turnitin.com  by Friday by 2 p.m.
 
Friday, Feb. 2 - Students will complete Voc. 18 quiz and then spend the rest of the class time finishing and submitting their writing assignment.  Writing assignments must be submitted on turnitin.com  no late than Friday, Feb. 2, by 2:00 p.m.

Week of Jan. 22 - 26

Monday, Jan. 22 - Students will define Voc. 17 words:  juncture, lament, lapse, latitude, legacy, lexicon, livid, loathe, malignant, malleable.  Students will begin reading Act I, sc. 1 of Julius Caesar found in the literature book.  Students will answer the study guide.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Common Students will complete Voc. 17-2, and they can make flashcards for extra credit.  They will then continue reading Julius Caesar by reading Act I, sc.2 and answering the study guide.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Students will complete Voc. 17-3 and G.W.U. 17-1.  They will then continue reading Julius Caesar by finishing Act I, sc.2, beginning Act I, sc.3, and answering the study guide.
 
Thursday, Jan, 25 -  Students will complete Voc. 17-4 and G.W.U. 17-2.  They will then continue reading Julius Caesar by finishing Act I  and answering the study guide.  Students will then take a quiz over Act I.
 
Friday, Jan. 26 - Students will complete Voc. 17 quiz, and then they will watch Act I of Julius Caesar in order to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the play. 

Week of Jan. 8 - 11

Monday, Jan. 8 - Students will define Voc. 16 words:  intuition, invariably, invincible, irksome, irrational, irrelevant, itinerary, jargon, jostle, judicious
Students will watch a powerpoint on William Shakespeare and complete a graphic organizer.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Students will complete Voc. 16-2.  They can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will finish watching and taking notes on powerpoint about Shakespeare.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 10 - Students will complete Voc. 16-3 and G.W.U. 16-1.  Students will watch a powerpoint on Julius Caesar and review notes on Caesar in preparation for reading the play.
 
Thursday, Jan. 11 - Students will complete Voc. 16-3 and G.W.U. 16-2.  Students will watch a powerpoint on Julius Caesar and review notes on Caesar in preparation for reading the play.  Students need to complete Voc. 16-4 in preparation for the Voc. quiz tomorrow.  Students need to bring fully charged laptops to class on Friday.
 
Friday, Jan. 12 - Students will complete Voc. 16 quiz.  Students will then log into CommonLit.com to complete an assignment.  They will also answer study guide to accompany the reading.  If the assignment is not finished in class, then it must be finished over the weekend.  It must be turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 16.
 

Week of Jan. 4 - 5

Thursday, Jan. 4 - Students will be given an information sheet on how to join Edmodo and have their parents join for a 10 point bonus coupon.
Students organized their notebooks for the new semester.
Students will complete the Personal Reflection graphic organizer they received in class.. They may want to bring colored pencils for class tomorrow.

Friday, Jan. 5 - Students will use their Personal Reflection graphic organizer in order to complete the "Infographic" sheet and turn it in.

Week of Dec. 18 - 20

Monday, Dec. 18 - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th periods will work on exam review.  5th and 7th periods will take their exam.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 19 - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods will work on their exam reviews.  6th period will take their exam.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 20 - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods will take their exams.  School is dismissed at 10:30.
 
Happy Holidays!!

Week of Dec. 11 - 15

Monday, Dec. 11 - Students will define Vocabulary 15 words:  ineffectual, inertia, infallible, influx, inhibition, innate, innovation, insipid, insolence, intermittent . Students will work on organizing their notebooks using the Notebook Check sheet they received Friday.  They will finish watching the 12 Angry Men video.  ** Failing students will be give a grade replacement assignment to complete in order to replace their lowest test grade.  The entire assignment is be turned in by Mon., Dec. 18.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Students will complete Notebook Test.  Students must have their notebooks in class and the test must be finished in class.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Students will complete Voc. 15 -2.  They can make flashcards for extra credit.  Students will then work on start on a writing assignment based on 12 Angry Men
 
Thursday, Dec. 14 - Students will complete Voc. 15-3 and G.W.U. 15-1.  Students will then complete and turn in their 12 Angry Men writing assignment.
7th period will receive Part 1 of the review for the English Exam to be taken on Monday, Dec. 18.
 
Friday, Dec. 15 - Students will complete Voc. 15 Quiz.  Students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th periods will receive Part 1 of the review for the English Exam to be taken next week.  7th period will receive part 2 of the exam review.  ** 5th and 7th periods will take their English Exam Monday, Dec. 18.