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



Tuesday, January 16:

A: Read and annotate ch. 5 of TKAM

B/E/F: Study your vocab words for Monday's quiz! See list attached below.



Wednesday, January 17:

A/E/F: Read and annotate ch. 5 of TKAM

B/D: Study your vocab words (list attached under Tuesday's HW)

Thursday, January 18:


A: Study your vocab words

B/E: Read and annotate ch. 5

D: Read and annotate ch. 6

F: Study for Monday's vocab quiz!

Friday, January 19:

Study for Monday's vocab quiz!




Monday, January 8:

Write an academic paragraph using one of the new topic sentence styles we discussed in class today (descriptive, with a contrast, or with support) that answers this question: What is your favorite season and why? Give three reasons and evidence sentences for each. The topic sentences packet we looked over in class is attached.


Tuesday, January 9:

A/B/E/F: Read and annotate ch. 2 of TKAM

Wednesday, January 10:


A/B/D: Read and annotate ch. 2 of TKAM
E/F: Read and annotate ch. 3 of TKAM

Thursday, January 11:

A/B/E: Read and annotate ch. 3 of TKAM
F: Read and annotate ch. 4 of TKAM

Friday, January 12:

Read and annotate ch. 4 of TKAM


Tuesday, January 2:

A: Read and annotate the rest of ch.1 of To Kill a Mockingbird

B/E/F: Write a simple paragraph that answers this question: What is your favorite place to hang out (spend your free time) and why? Give three reasons. Remember to include a topic sentence, three body sentences, and a conclusion sentence.


Wednesday, January 3:


A/E/F: Read and annotate the rest of ch. 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird

B/D: Write a simple paragraph that answers this question: What is your favorite place to hang out (spend your free time) and why? Give three reasons. Remember to include a topic sentence, three body sentences, and a conclusion sentence.

Thursday, January 4:

B/E: Read and annotate the rest of ch. 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird

A: Write a simple paragraph that answers this question: What is your favorite place to hang out (spend your free time) and why? Give three reasons. Remember to include a topic sentence, three body sentences, and a conclusion sentence.


Friday, January 5:

B/D: Read and annotate the rest of ch. 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird

A/E: Write an academic paragraph answering this question: In your opinion, what is the best movie, book, musician, or sports team (or athlete)? Give three reasons why you say so, and use evidence to support your reasons.



Monday, December 11:

Read and annotate the rest of Act III of Raisin

Tuesday-Thursday of this Week:

1) Decide which exam option you would like to do for your Raisin in the Sun test, which is on Monday, December 18. The options are to do an oral exam or a written exam. See the info page attached below for more information on each.


2) Find an independent reading book by Tuesday that you could read over winter break. You are not required to read it over break, but I want you to have one in case you choose to read it. If you don't read the book, you can bring it in as an IR book for class. I will be checking to make sure everyone has a book on Tuesday. This is an easy way to get a 100% on a homework assignment!

Thursday (F period)/Friday (A/B/D/E periods):

Prepare for your Raisin in the Sun exam using the appropriate study guide (depending on which exam you are taking) below.



Written Exam Study Guide:


Oral Exam:




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HW for All Classes: Complete Final Draft of Dramatic Scene (guidelines attached) -- due Monday, Dec. 11


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Vocab List for This Year (we will have a vocab quiz on Thursday/Friday of this week):




Monday, November 27:

Read and annotate pp. 96-109 (all of A2, S2) of Raisin
We have a vocab quiz next Monday!

Tuesday, November 28:

A: Finish draft #1 of your dramatic scene (see dramatic scene checklist below)


B/E/F: Study for Monday's vocab quiz (see above for vocab list)

Wednesday, November 29:

A/E/F: Finish draft #1 of your dramatic scene (see dramatic scene checklist below)



D: Study for Monday's vocab quiz (see above for vocab list)

Thursday, November 30:


B/E: Finish draft #1 of your dramatic scene (see dramatic scene checklist below)



A/D/F: Study for Monday's vocab quiz

Friday, December 1:

D: Finish draft #1 of your dramatic scene (see dramatic scene checklist below)


All: Study for Monday's vocab quiz

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Monday, November 20:

Write out two rehearsals of your dramatic scenes (the ones you did for your flash drafts or, if you did not like the first ones you wrote, whole new scenes). Rewrite your scenes and be sure to include the following:
  • Ample stage directions (especially at the beginning, where you should describe in detail who is on the stage, what they look like, and what they are doing, as well as what the stage or set looks like)
  • Tension and drama that is gradually built (instead of jumping to the most dramatic part right away).
  • You should write out roughly the first half to two-thirds of your scene for each rehearsal



Monday, November 13:

1) Read and annotate pp. 67-75 of Raisin (the rest of A1, S2)
2) If you did not finish it in class, please finish the symbolism worksheet (attached below)

Tuesday, November 14:

A: Complete flash draft #2 of one of your dramatic scene ideas -- a different story idea from your first flash draft OR a different scene from the same story idea. Your flash draft should start with your opening stage directions and a few lines of dialogue. Remember -- do not write out the whole scene. This is just a flash draft. If you were absent, see the attached exemplars below to see how you should write your dramatic scene.



B/E/F: Read and annotate pp. 76-85 (stop at the bottom) of Raisin

Wednesday, November 15:


A/E/F: Complete flash draft #2 of one of your dramatic scene ideas -- a different story idea from your first flash draft OR a different scene from the same story idea. Your flash draft should start with your opening stage directions and a few lines of dialogue. Remember -- do not write out the whole scene. This is just a flash draft. If you were absent, see the attached exemplars below to see how you should write your dramatic scene.


B/D: Read and annotate pp. 76-85 (stop at the bottom) of Raisin

Thursday, November 16:

B: Complete flash draft #2 of one of your dramatic scene ideas -- a different story idea from your first flash draft OR a different scene from the same story idea. Your flash draft should start with your opening stage directions and a few lines of dialogue. Remember -- do not write out the whole scene. This is just a flash draft. If you were absent, see the attached exemplars below to see how you should write your dramatic scene.



A: Read and annotate pp. 76-85 (stop at the bottom) of Raisin

E/D: Read and annotate pp. 86-95 (the rest of A2, S1) of Raisin

Friday, November 17:

D: Complete flash draft #2 of one of your dramatic scene ideas -- a different story idea from your first flash draft OR a different scene from the same story idea. Your flash draft should start with your opening stage directions and a few lines of dialogue. Remember -- do not write out the whole scene. This is just a flash draft. If you were absent, see the attached exemplars below to see how you should write your dramatic scene.



A/B/E: Read and annotate pp. 86-95 (the rest of A2, S1) of Raisin


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Monday, November 6:


A/B/E: Read and annotate A Raisin in the Sun and stop at the bottom of page 39

D: Finish writing your journal entry (attached below)


Tuesday, November 7:

A/B/E: Read and annotate Act I, Scene I of A Raisin in the Sun (ends on p. 53)

F: Read and annotate A Raisin in the Sun, stopping at the bottom of page 39

Wednesday, November 8:

A/B/F: Read and annotate Act I, Scene I of A Raisin in the Sun (ends on p. 53)

D: Read and annotate A Raisin in the Sun, stopping on the bottom of page 39

E: Read and annotate A Raisin in the Sun, stopping at the bottom of page 66 AND find an independent reading book for Monday. I will be checking to see if you have an IR book in class on Monday.

Thursday, November 9:

Read and annotate to the bottom of page 66 of Raisin AND find an independent reading book for Monday. I will be checking to see if you have an IR book in class on Monday. (NOTE: D Period -- you can use your IR time in class on Monday to finish up this reading assignment)




Monday, October 30:

Finish reading and annotating your BGB! Due tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 31:

Happy Halloween -- no homework!

Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2:

1) Fill out the Group Project Teamwork Grade survey I sent to you via email. That is due by Monday. Remember to give yourself a dollar amount as well as your team members, and remember that your sum (total) dollar amount MUST equal 100. I will deduct the difference from your teamwork grade, so don't forget to double-check!

2) Work on your BGB Assessment (attached below) -- Due Monday


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Monday, October 23:

Read and annotate your BGB

Also, we started the next part of our group project in class today. Here are the details, which include a few questions everyone needs to have filled out.



Tuesday, October 24:

A period: Work on your portion of the slideshow so your slides are finished by Friday OR (if you finished your slides) read and annotate your BGB

B/E/F periods: Read and annotate your BGB

Wednesday, October 25:

E/F periods: Work on your portion of the slideshow so your slides are finished by Friday OR (if you finished your slides) read and annotate your BGB

D: Read and annotate your BGB

Thursday, October 26:

A period: Read and annotate your BGB
D: Work on your slideshow OR read and annotate your BGB
B period: Work on your portion of the slideshow so your slides are finished by Friday OR (if you finished your slides) read and annotate your BGB
F: Prepare for your presentation on Monday

Friday, October 27:

Prepare for your presentation on Monday. Make sure you have completed your slides and you have practiced what you will say. See the expectations and rubrics for the slideshow and presentation on the document below:


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Monday, October 16:

Read and annotate your BGB (book group book) -- keep working toward your group's goal for the week, and please do not read ahead of your group members!

Tuesday, October 17:

All sections: Read and annotate your BGB

Wednesday, October 18:

Read and annotate your BGB

Thursday, October 19:

A/B/D/E: Read and annotate your BGB

F: Finish your group's research questions (attached below)


Friday, October 20:

Finish your group's research questions


To access the database: Go to dclibrary.org, then go to the "Research" tab at the top of the page, and then select "Databases." Find the "Student Resources in Context" database.



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Vocab Quiz on Thursday (D/F) and Friday (A/B/E)

Tuesday, October 10:

B/E/F: Read and annotate your book group book -- check your group's reading schedule to figure out how much you need to read this week.

A: Finish as much of your personal narrative as you can -- it is due on Monday! Rubric and guidelines for final draft are posted below.



Wednesday, October 11:

D/F: Study for your vocab quiz (which is tomorrow!) -- words are posted at the top of this page

A/E: Finish as much of your personal narrative as you can -- it is due on Monday! Rubric and guidelines for final draft are posted below. You could also study for your vocab quiz, which is on Friday, and work on the personal narrative over the weekend.


Thursday, October 12:

A/B/E: Study for your vocab quiz (which is tomorrow!) -- words are posted at the top of this page

F: Finish as much of your personal narrative as you can -- it is due on Monday! Rubric and guidelines for final draft are posted below.


D: Read and annotate your book group book -- check your group's reading schedule to make sure you know where you are supposed to be by Monday

Friday, October 13:

All: Finish your personal narrative as you can -- it is due on Monday! Rubric and guidelines for final draft are posted below. You can print it off and bring it in on Monday for an extra credit point!


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Monday, October 2:

Review your vocab words (list attached) for 15 minutes


Tuesday, October 3:

Read and annotate your book group book through the following pages:

El Deafo: 70
Out of My Mind: 30
When I Was the Greatest: 30
Rules: 30
Curious Incident: 35
Wonderstruck (B period only): 109


Wednesday, October 4:
E/F period: Review your vocab words for 15 minutes
D period: Read and annotate your book group book through the following pages:
El Deafo: 70
Out of My Mind: 30
When I Was the Greatest: 30
Rules: 30
Curious Incident: 35


Thursday, October 5:

A/D/F: Read and annotate your choice books for 20 minutes -- keep working toward your group's weekly reading goals

B: Review your vocab words for 15 minutes


Friday, October 6:

D: Review your vocab words for 15 minutes

A/E/B/F: Read and annotate your choice books for 20 minutes -- keep working toward your group's weekly reading goals



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We have a quiz on "Flowers for Algernon" on Monday -- it is open book, so you may use your copy of "Flowers." I am not handing out extra copies, so please bring in yours or print off a new copy (attached below).




Wednesday, September 27:

A/E/F: Finish draft #1 of your personal narrative. Remember to write your narrative as a story, not just a play-by-play of events. See the sample below of a flash draft, rehearsal, and first draft so you have an idea of how my personal narrative progressed and changed from flash draft to rehearsal to first draft.


D: Study your vocab words for 15 minutes. We will have a vocab quiz on 10/9, but I want you to start reviewing your words a little bit at a time now so you can remember them over the long-term.

Thursday, September 28:

A period: Study your vocab words for 15 minutes. We will have a vocab quiz on 10/9, but I want you to start reviewing your words a little bit at a time now so you can remember them over the long-term.


B/E period: Finish draft #1 of your personal narrative. Remember to write your narrative as a story, not just a play-by-play of events. See the sample below of a flash draft, rehearsal, and first draft so you have an idea of how my personal narrative progressed and changed from flash draft to rehearsal to first draft.


D/F periods:
Do the following for Monday (you will have other homework given out tomorrow, so you should start this for Monday):
--Read your book group book for 15 minutes
--Review your Quote Analysis #2 worksheet (see a copy of this under Friday's HW)
--Bring in your copy of "Flowers" for the quiz

Friday, September 29:

D Period: Finish draft #1 of your personal narrative. Remember to write your narrative as a story, not just a play-by-play of events. See the sample below of a flash draft, rehearsal, and first draft so you have an idea of how my personal narrative progressed and changed from flash draft to rehearsal to first draft.


ALL periods (including D period):
Do the following for Monday (you will have other homework given out tomorrow, so you should start this for Monday):
--Read your book group book for 15 minutes
--Review your Quote Analysis #2 worksheet (see a copy below)
--Bring in your copy of "Flowers" for the quiz

Quote Analysis #2 Worksheet:



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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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