Welcome to Mr. Green's English Class!
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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies....The man who never reads lives only one.”
-- George R.R. Martin


“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
-- James Baldwin


“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”
--Maya Angelou



Monday, September 18:

Read and annotate "Flowers for Algernon" -- stop at Progress Report 11 on p. 17 (story document is attached)


Tuesday, September 19:

A: Read and annotate "Flowers" -- stop at Progress Report 13 on p. 27

B/E/F: Complete two rehearsals (one should have been finished or nearly finished in class) for two different personal narrative topics. Remember that a rehearsal is like an extended flash draft. It should be about three paragraphs. Here are three strategies for approaching a rehearsal:
  • Write for 15-20 minutes and then stop
  • Write three solid paragraphs and then stop
  • Write until "the moment" (the beginning of your topic's major event) in your story and then stop

Wednesday, September 20:

A/E/F: Read and annotate "Flowers" -- stop at Progress Report 13 on p. 27

D: Complete two rehearsals (one should have been finished or nearly finished in class) for two different personal narrative topics. Remember that a rehearsal is like an extended flash draft. It should be about three paragraphs. Here are three strategies for approaching a rehearsal:
  • Write for 15-20 minutes and then stop
  • Write three solid paragraphs and then stop
  • Write until "the moment" (the beginning of your topic's major event) in your story and then stop

Thursday, September 21:

B/D/E: Read and annotate "Flowers" -- stop at Progress Report 13 on p. 27

A: Complete two rehearsals (one should have been finished or nearly finished in class) for two different personal narrative topics. Remember that a rehearsal is like an extended flash draft. It should be about three paragraphs. Here are three strategies for approaching a rehearsal:
  • Write for 15-20 minutes and then stop
  • Write three solid paragraphs and then stop
  • Write until "the moment" (the beginning of your topic's major event) in your story and then stop

F: Finish reading and annotating "Flowers for Algernon"

Friday, September 22:

All classes: Finish reading and annotating "Flowers for Algernon"

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Monday, September 11:

None!

Tuesday, September 12:

A: Independent reading -- 20 minutes

B/E/F: Complete two flash drafts of two personal narrative topics.

Wednesday, September 13:

A/E/F: Independent reading -- 20 minutes

D: Complete two flash drafts of two personal narrative topics

Thursday, September 14:

B/E/F: Independent reading -- 20 minutes
A: Complete two flash drafts of two personal narrative topics
D: Complete one additional flash draft for one additional personal narrative topic

Friday, September 15:

D/F: Independent reading -- 20 minutes + Homework listed below in large print
A/B/E: Complete one additional flash draft for one additional personal narrative topic + homework listed below in large print

Homework for all classes: Please read through the following book summaries and select your top two choices to read for our next unit. I will do everything I can to get you one of those two choices. Your parent/guardian needs to sign-off on your choices, so please make sure it gets signed. Due MONDAY.




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Tuesday, September 5:

A period: Finish your quote poster (assignment and rubric are attached below) -- due Thursday


B/E/F period: 20 minutes of independent reading

Wednesday, September 6:

A/E/F: Finish your quote poster (assignment and rubric are attached below) -- due next class


D: 20 minutes of independent reading


Thursday, September 7:


B/E: Finish your quote poster (assignment and rubric are attached below) -- due next class


D: 20 minutes of independent reading
F: Bring in your copy March on Monday, and review the notes and activities we have done this week related to March for our test on the book on Monday. We will have one matching section related to the mini-research project topics and a short answer section related to March.

Friday, September 8:

All: Bring in your copy March on Monday, and review the notes and activities we have done this week related to March for our test on the book on Monday. We will have one matching section related to the mini-research project topics and a short answer section related to March.


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Monday, August 28:

1) Re-read pp. 75-101 of March
2) Keep working on your mini-research project (see rubric and works cited sheet, attached below)
3) Bring in an independent reading book to read in class

Rubric for mini-research project Works Cited Sheet (due with your project)


Tuesday, August 29:


1) Keep working on your project (due Thursday for F period and Friday for A/B/D/E periods)
2) Bring in an IR book for class

Wednesday, August 30:

1) Keep working on your project (due Thursday for F period and Friday for A/B/D/E periods)
2) Bring in an IR book for class

Thursday, September 1:


A/B/D/E periods
1) Keep working on your project (due Thursday for F period and Friday for A/B/D/E periods)
2) Bring in an IR book for class

F period
Get an IR book for class if you have not already done so!

Friday, September 2:

Get an IR book for class if you have not already done so!

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Wednesday, August 23:

1) Finish Background Research Sheet -- Due FRIDAY (attached below)


2) Ask parent(s)/guardian(s) to fill out the Parent Survey for this class -- Due MONDAY. If you get it filled out before then, you can bring it to me before Monday. (attached below)]


3) Finish reading March: Book One by MONDAY

Thursday, August 24:

Same HW as Wednesday -- remember to finish and bring in your Background Research Sheet for tomorrow!

Friday, August 25:

1) Spend 20-30 minutes working on the research questions (attached below)
  • Remember the following:
    • Question #5 can be answered by looking it up in March
    • On the Library's Wiki (located on the left side at the bottom, in the "Other" category), you can find the document about how to access the DC Library's database. You are searching for the African American Studies Center database. You can only use articles from that database!


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Aoife Butler
Lily Smeltzer
Eliza Cattaneo
Sabrina Nadler
Estelle Monti
Janika Webb
Ruby Fanning
Ally Bleimehl
Lana Coulon
Avery Ferrier
Vivian Claire
Daisy Hand
Juliette Warga
Mia Sullivan
Rubi Vela
Kayla Park
Sydney Weaver
Julia Sollini
Dakota Campfield
Ife Akinsanya
Evie Stettin
Camsey Noonan
Nia Matthews-Cox
Nina Gomez
Casey Rice
Sanjana Bhojwani
Adriana Torero
Micah Gans
Ashley Abreu
Genesis Young
Camille Tate
Anasia Troxler
Caroline Watterson
Morgan Leary
Kayla Freedman
Nina Jobanputra
Molly Parker
Nate Cooper
Christian Souverain
Kyah Wooten
Ava Pugh
Luke Lowenfish
Myles Washington
Dylan Paglee
Casey Montrey
Jacob David-Fox
Cian Fitzgerald
Fattah Swangin
Logan Blair
Guilio Benson
Jayden Brooks
Nalla Diallo
Will Mader
Jonah Spiva
Henry Cohen
Christian Waters
Dainius Antoine
Chris Pacheco
Nate Fox-Halperin
Sheridan Easterling
Brendan Kirk
Elliot D'Alessandro
Wyatt Grimm
Luca Camponovo
Bryce Wilson
Trevor Byles
Brice Parrot
Miles Pulford
Ben Long
Harrison Flakker
Alex Kirk
Vlad Zadorojny
Abu Bockarie
Miles Stancil
Konstantine Atsidis
Kofi McFadgion
Ahmad Alexander

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Bruno Bakel
Young Pal Stallings
Ashay Aman
Ben Southworth