Weeks of Nov 4 - 11

The emphasis this week is on starting 1776, Finishing GNGLunits, processing a variety of exams and end MP1 final assessment. 
Section 2 3 4 X
 Lesson 1 M6T1T2M3T7
 Lesson 2 T6W1W6W3W7
 Lesson 3 R6R1 R7 R3 F7
 Lesson 4 F6 F1 M1 F3 M7
Sit Down Johnxxxxx
 Here's a Lee x x 
 Mr Adams ,,, 
Research 2 * Biographyxxxnana
Intro to 1776xxxxx
Vocabulary Quiz 1776nananaPostponedPostponed
GN/GL 2 na nana 
Exit Compnananaxx

Standard Testingna na na x x
 Uncle Johns Bandxxxnana

Assessments Details

Portfolio 1
   Students will be adding their signed FAQ Sheets.
    AP Students will be adding their Summer Projects
    * Non-AP Folders will wait till classes are well  established
    Vocabulary Quizzes
    Exit Comp Essays 

Group Work (Formative/Collaborative)
    Vocabulary, Text  Explorer, Document Study

Vocabulary Quizzes (Summative)

Exit Competency
    The Crucible
    The Crucible/GNGL

Teacher Observation


Intro to 1776 * includes Uncle John's Band, School House Rock "I'm just a Bill", IMDB Trailer, 10 Reasons Document

Uncle John's Band * Using Youtube Video of the Grateful Dead's song Uncle John's Band students will take notes on Proper Nouns and key connections. Note the video is of poor quality to allow students to concentrate of the words. Lyrics will be provided as well as links to the Annotated Dead

IMDB Trailer

10 Reasons Read

Sit Down John and other songs (see Planner)

Vocabulary 1776 Quiz Students select 30 vocabulary words from 1776 List (see Vocabulary Hunt)

Document Study Students will Jigsaw/Teach your fellowman a selection of documents related to the early days of the United States. Lesson is in contemporaneous with 1776

1776  (See Unit 1776 for detailed description). Students will watch 1776 and explore the meanings and implications of the songs and characters. Students will select character connected/related to the genre and create 2-3 minute presentations in groups of 3.  

Research 1 Intro to Documentation At different points through a series of segments, students are introduced to parts of bibliography and the vocabulary needed. Works well with Double Entry Notebooks. (Author/Creator. "Sub-Title", Title. Publication Information. reference point

GN/GL After the 2 minute presentations students will watch GN/GL complications, high point and resolve. Students will diagram the plot structure. 

    Rapid Video Note Taking
    Developing Research Project 1
    Use the Summer Project as documentation model

AP Class (1 segment) Summer Project Extension

Research 1 (2-4 segments) Students will research in group a series of topics related to GN/GL and the Crucible. Groups will do a 2-minute presentation starting in the following class.

Research 2 (2-4 segments) Students will research iindividuals connected to 1776 or the founding of our country. Groups will do a 2-minute presentation starting in the following class.Individuals will document their participation with a short composition.

Portfolio Creation (1 - aide, 1- class segment) The student aides/interns will create and file in cabinet folders for all students. Corrected work will be placed in the folders and student access sample will begin around 9/20-24.

Materials All Segments

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible 
Freytag's Graphic Organizer
Book Cards and Labels
Folders and Labels
Large Paper and Markers

Selected Texts/Media

The Crucible, GN/GL, 1776, School House Rock "I'm Just a Bill", Uncle John's Band, IMDB Trailer, 10 Reasons Document


    Quiz, Freewrites, Essay Builders, Exit Comp

    Running List

US/Global History 
   Early Television   
   Founding Fathers and Mothers 
Non-Fiction Reading

Good Night and Good Luck

Research Project 1 & 2

Essay Builders

Regents Prep

SAT Prep