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Assistant Athletic Director - Fall Sports
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239-461-5322 ext. 1819 

 

Classwork/Homework: 2013-2014 Academic Year

 
Quarter 1:

Week 1 -

English I:

Classroom Procedures and Expectations
T.P. Activity - Character Building
Getting Acquainted Worksheet
Reading Inventory - Describing what you like about reading

U.S. History:

Classroom Procedures and Expectations
T.P. Activity - Character Building
Getting Acquainted Worksheet
Textbook Scavenger Hunt

AP US History:

Classroom Procedures and Expectations
T.P. Activity - Character Building
Getting Acquainted Worksheet

U.S. History PRE-TEST

Textbook Scavenger Hunt


Week 2:  

English I - Honors:

Literature Book Scavenger Hunt
Descriptive Writing
Reading of "Thank you Ma'am"

U.S. History:

Chapter 3 - Sections 1, 2 & 3
Chapter

 

AP U.S. History -

 

Chapter 1 - Early Civilizations (North America)

Powerpoint - Chapter 1 (see attachment)

Cornell Notes - How To!


English IV:

Beowulf Background Information - Slides/Notes
Beowulf Characters introduced
Reading of "Beowulf"

Week 8:

English I - Honors:

Common Course Exam - Quarter 1 Exam (sorry but we have to take care of it this week)
Complete Take Stock Scholarship - Informational Essay - Due 10/4/11 & 10/5/11 (even class)
Cause & Effect Activities & Worksheet
Reading of the "Sound of Thunder" - Complete questions at end of story

American History:

Common Course Exam - Quarter 1 Exam (sorry but we have to take care of it this week)
Review for Chapter 14 Test
Chapter 14 Test
Section 15 - Section 1 Questions (#1 - 5)

English IV:

Common Course Exam - Quarter 1 Exam (sorry but we have to take care of it this week)
Middle Ages - Notes & "Write as if you are a peasant: What would a day be like for you?"
Cantebury Tales - An introduction (Friday)


Quarter 2

Week 1 -

No School - Monday - Teacher Duty Day

English I - Honors:

- Point of View in Literature - Power Point Presentation/Notes (Cornell Style)
- First Person Point of View Writing Assignments - POV of Tom and Leslie, Writing from Harrison's Point of View from the short story, "Harrison Bergeron"

English IV:

- Ballads - Presentation and Notes. Defining what they are the elements that are found within.
- Read "Frankie & Johnny" on page 95. Answer 7, Three-Level Questions, about the Ballad.
- Read "Lord Randall" on page 91 & "Get Up and Bar the Door" on page 94 - Summarize both Ballads.  Answer the 5 comprehension questions.

- Art Institute College Presentation (10/19 & 10/20)

American History:

- FCAT Reading Retakes (2nd Period on Tuesday)

- Chapter 15 - Section 2: Urbanization. - Powerpoint presentation/notes. 
Pages 469 - 473
Complete #s 1 - 5 on page 473.
- Viewing of "Cities Episode" from "America: The Story of Us": Worksheet questions.











Quarter 3

 

Week 1 -

 

English I:

Informative Articles - The Civil Rights Movement ("Intro to Civil Rights" & "You're Under Arrest")

Mighty Times - The Legacy of Rosa Parks: Focus Questions #s 1-10 & Extended Response

   Civil Rights Key Terms.ppt
  Mighty Times - The Legacy of Rosa Parks Video Questions.doc  


American History:


Chapter 23 - Roosevelt & The New Deal (1 & 2)

Section 1 Notes

"Bust" Episode - "American the Story of Us" - Supplemental Video (to reinforce the Depression era and moving forward towards the New Deal)

  American History - Chapter 23 - Roosevelt and the New Deal.pptx    

  American History - Bust Episode.docx   

 Week 2 -

 

English I:

F.A.I.R. Testing - Computer Lab for all clases. Complete article summary assignment.

Children's March - Reaction Response

 

American History:


Chapter 23 - Roosevelt & The New Deal (#2)

Section 2 Notes & Comprehension/Review Assignment at end of section Page 688 #s 2 - 6 .

Begin of Test Review for Chapter 23


Week 3 - 

English I:

"Connecting the Dots" The Michael McCarty Story - In his own words (studying the power of the written and spoken word) First-Person Narrative
http://www.racebridgesforschools.com/michaelmc_tracks/index.html - Michael McCarty Story (Wed/Thurs)
http://www.racebridgesforschools.com/laron_tracks/laron_index.htm - Le'Ron Williams (Mon/Tues)
  Michael McCarty - Connecting the Dots - Civil Rights.doc   (Wed/Thurs)
Michael McCarty - Connecting The Dots - 2nd Half Questions.doc  (Wed/Thurs)
  From Flint Michigan to Your Front Door Questions - Part 1.doc   (Mon/Tues)

American History:

Chapter 23 Test - Roosevelt & The New Deal(s)
Chapter 24 - The Groundwork of World War II

 

Week 4 -

 

English I:

 

Essay - What Makes Me Who I AM? - must be at least one page in length. Due 2/16/11 for Green Day Classes and 2/17/11 for Orange Day Classes.

 

Knowledge Chart & Notes - The Top Five Questions asked on the FCAT and the Top Five Questions missed by 9th Graders on the FCAT

 

American History:

 

Chapter 24.1 & 24.2 - Page 718 #s 1-5

Chapter 24.3 - Holocaust Presentation and Notes

Chapter 24.4 - Why the U.S. entered WWII - Pearl Harbor Video  Page 730 #s 1-6.

 

Week 5 -

 

English I:

 

Diagram Mapping - FCAT Terms - The Top Five Questions asked and missed by 9th Graders on the FCAT

 

American History:

 

Chapter 25 - U.S. in WWII

25.1 Section Review #s 1-6

25.2 & 25.3 Section Review #s 1-6

25.4 Section Review #s 1-3 & 5-7

GROUP PRESENTATIONS - 25.4 & 24.5 - JIGSAW

       - You are the expert.

 

Week 6 -

 

English I:

 

Context Clues - Worksheet (attachment coming) review/correcting

Context Clues - Quiz (Thursday and Friday)

Cause and Effect Writing - Fog as an element within writing.

FCAT Writes - Practice Test & Discussion (what went well?, what did you struggle with?, etc.)

 

American History:

 

Chapter 25 - U.S. in WWII

Covering the major battles of World War II

Viewing of "American the Story of Us: WW II" (Supplement that will serve as a summary of Chapter 25 material)

Chapter 24/25 - Test - Review in class (attachment coming)

 

Week 7

 

English I:

 

- Reading Comprehension - Read "Okinawa: The Bloodiest Battle" and create Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 FCAT questions. Create 5 Detail/Fact Questions, 2 Cause & Effect Questions, 2 Inference Questions

1 Analyze & Evaluate Question. (See attachment for full assignment). (Tuesday/Friday)

- FCAT EXPRESS: Students will complete a series of FCAT Reading Passages. (See Assignment Handout)

 

American History:


 

- Chapter 24/25 Test (Tuesday)

- Create Cold War Timeline from information on pages 776-777 in Textbook. (Tuesday)

- "Farcebook" Profile Research Assignment: students will research information on one of six world leaders. The information will then be compiled into a "Farcebook" Profile (Spin-off of a facebook profile) on a template (handout/paper) provided in class. (see project handout)

- Research the Cold War (see assignment handout)

 

Week 8:

 

English I:

 

- Focus on Poetry: What is Poetry? In preparation for FCAT, students will analyze various poems.

 

American History:

 

- Completion of "Farcebook" Profile Project

- "America, The Story of Us: Superpower" - Question Worksheet

- Chapter 26 Section 1: The Cold War

- Primary Document Analysis - Obama Inagural Speech Excerpt

 

Week 9:

 

English I:

 

- Creating Poems - Bio Poem and Coat of Arms

 

- Scanning/Analyzing Poetry -

"Mother to Son" & "Dreams" - Langston Hughes ,

"Fire & Ice, " - Robert Frost, 

Wordworth Poems & "Machines..."

 

American History:

 

- Chapter 26 Section 2 Power Point Notes

 - Chapter 26 Section 3 #s 1-6 & Cold War Words

- Chapter 26 Assessment - Pages 804 - 805 #s 1-20, 24, 28 & Create a Diagram or Picture

- Make-Up Work (as needed)

 

CLASS WORK/HOMEWORK - QUARTER 4

 

QUARTER 4 - "Don't be someone else's BURDEN. Take control of YOU!" - Mr. Falk

 

Remember, BURDEN, is a vocabulary word from our unit on Poetry.

 

"EVERYTHING EARNED; NOTHING GIVEN"! --- A Motto To Live By!

 

Week 1 & 2 -

 

English I:


 

- District Common Course Exam/Assessment for Quarter 3: 40 - 45 questions

 

- Haiku - Power Point on background of Haiku and Matsuo Basho

- Creating Haikus: Focus on nature and syllables.

- Poetry - Scanning the Meter (rhythm, rhyme, etc.) of a poem: Various Poems

- FCAT Practice Test

- Reading Comprehension review and practice (expository, ficitional, poetry excerpts)

 

U.S. History:

 

- District Common Course Exam/Assesment for Quarter 3: 80 questions

 

- Chapter 27 Section 1 & 2 

 Chapter 27 – Post War America.pptx  

  American History - Farcebook - template.docx  

- Chapter 27 Test
 

Week 3 -

 

English I:

 

- FCAT Reading Assessment (4/11 & 4/12)

- Film Screening: "The Express"

- Poetry - "Ain't I a Woman?" - Sajourner Truth - Quick comprehension : True-False and cite text to back up answer
  *  Complete class assignment (see attachment or Mr. Falk).
-Poetry - "Lucinda Matlock" - Vocabulary and Assignment 
        *  Vocabulary Words for Mapping - 'Weary', 'Degenerate', 'Repose'

 

American History:

 

- Chapter 28 Section 1 - Page 845 #1-6
- Brown v. Board of Education: Primary Document (pg. 1077) assignment  
  Primary Document Study - Brown v Board of Education Assignment(2).docx  

- Chapter 28 Section 2 Notes
   Chapter 28 Section 2 - JFK Cold War Cuban Missile Crisis.pptx    

- Chapter 28 Section 3 - Page 860 #1-6

Week 4 -

 

English I:

 

- Completion of Poetry Unit


- Poetry Test (if necessary)

 

American History:

 

- Chapter 29: The Civil Rights Movement
    "The Children's March"

Sections 1 & 2

Week 5 -

 

U.S. History: End of Course Exam - April 24th!!!!

 

Review Activities and CCE practice test (homework)

 

English IV:  Interview Process

 

Interviews - Professional Peer Interviews & Interview Quiz

 

Fallen Angels - Chapters 12 & 13

 

English I:

- The Writing Process  


Week 6 -

 

U.S. History: Screening of "The 60s" & Compare/Contrast the Social Issues of the 1960s & 1970s

 

English IV: Poetry Slam

 

- Students will research a poet, analyze a poem, respond to the poem, and write a response-poem.

- Students will recite the poem, their explanation of poem, and response-poem the next class (Wed/Thurs).


English I:

- The Writing Process Continued

- Shakespeare Introduction

- Prologue: "Romeo and Juliet"

Week 7 -

 

English IV: Final

 

- Review for Final and Take Final


English I:

- Act I: "Romeo and Juliet"

- Poetry Slam

Week 8 -

English I:

- Timed Essay Writing

- Various Scenes: "Romeo and Juliet"
      *Film clips included

Week 9 -

English I:

-End of Quarter District Assessment/Exam

-Review for Final