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The English Department Grading Policy and the Academic Integrity Policy are found at the Department landing page.

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"This I Believe"
Your final tasks as a high school student!
Use this assignment and its components as a reflective exercise as you make ready to embark on the next part of your journey . . .
Consult your May Calendar

Go to the website, "This I Believe," to search through thousands of brief essays going all the way back to 1951!  Click the "Explore" tab at the website.

"This I Believe" Reader Response Logs:

- 2 are required, as samples of what your own TIB can be like.  
- Reader Response Log # 1  DUE 5/5 
- Reader Response Log # 2  DUE 5/10

- 2 others are optional, to replace a lower daily or test grade.
- Reader Response Log # 3 DUE 5/15
- Reader Response Log # 4 DUE 5/16 

Submit your RR Logs HERE:




May 22 - 26, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


3 Class Periods Left . . .
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
22

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- SUBMIT missing work!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *


With your TIB essay complete, create your Final Exam Presentation

Class time to prepare for the Final Exam:

- You have 2 handouts (both emailed to you)

1) Requirements for Final Exam Presentation

2) Tips for Creating your final Exam Presentation AND the scoring rubric

laptops available

  • HW:
  • 7th Period Exam is Thursday, 5/25, at 2:10-4:10 pm

    5th Period exam is Friday, 5/26 at 1:30-3:30

 


Tuesday
23

As above

laptops available

    • Homework:

      • 7th Period Exam is Thursday, 5/25, at 2:10-4:10 pm

        5th Period exam is Friday, 5/26 at 1:30-3:3

         


Wednesday
24

As above

laptops available

TIB Presentation must be complete AND loaded to my Desktop computer by Wed, 5/24. 
-- i.e.: in time for exam sessions

Be sure your presentation opens and works

  • Homework: 

  • 7th Period Exam is Thursday, 5/25, at 2:10-4:10 pm

    5th Period exam is Friday, 5/26 at 1:30-3:30
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Thursday
25

Shortened Class schedule for Senior Awards Cermony

Schedule for May 25th

o 1st     8:45 - 9:10

o 2nd    9:15 – 9:40

o 3rd     9:45 - 10:10

o 4th   10:15 - 12:15

(25 min class and then a study hall in that teacher’s room)

o 12:15 - 1:05 - Lunch

o 5th     1:10 - 1:35

o 6th     1:40 - 2:05

o 7th    2:10 - 4:10    
             -  7th Period Exam

Homework:

7th Period Exam is today, 2:10-4:10 pm

5th Period exam is tomorrow, 5/26, at 1:30-3:30

 
TIB Presentation must be complete AND loaded to my Desktop computer by Wed, 5/24. 
-- i.e.: in time for exam sessions

Be sure your presentation opens and works

Friday
26

5th Period Exam at 1:30-3:30 





LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.


May 15 - 19, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


8 Class Periods Left . . .
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
15

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- Consult Your Calendar (the pink one!) 
- You know the tasks and their due dates. 
- Work towards completion!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *


TIB Essay Work day #2
- Pre-write
--- see the handout for requirements
--- handout was emailed to you 
--- pre-writing: use your:
----- personal belief statements, ----- your ISOI posted wisdom
----- potent paragraph

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

  • HW:
  • Choice Reader Response Logs #3 and #4 due:
    - Monday, 5/15
    - Tuesday, 5/16
  • TIB Essay due Wed, 5/17 to Turnitin by 11:59 pm

 


Tuesday
16

TIB Essay Work day #3

-prepare your draft and make revisions

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

    • Homework:

      • Reader Response Log #4 due 

      • TIB essay due tomorrow by 11:59 pm


Wednesday
17

TIB Essay Work day #4
- final revisions to your draft
- prepare final version
- submit to Turnitin by 11:59

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

  • Homework: 

  • TIB essay - due by 11:59 pm


Thursday
18

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- Use your TIB essay to create your TIB Presentation for the final exam

- See the TIB essay/Exam Presentation handout for guidelines

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

Homework:
 
TIB Presentation must be complete AND loaded to my Desktop computer by Wed, 5/24. 
-- i.e.: in time for exam sessions

Be sure your presentation opens and works

Friday
19

This I Believe activities 

- Exam Presentation Work Day 2

laptops available

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S E N I O R    T R I P  
                  



Homework:

TIB Presentation must be complete AND loaded to my Desktop computer by Wed, 5/24. 
-- i.e.: in time for exam sessions

Be sure your presentation opens and works

LOOKING AHEAD:

7th Period Exam is Thursday, 5/25, at 2:10-4:10 pm

5th Period exam is Friday, 5/26 at 1:30-3:30

LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.


May 8 - 12, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


3 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
8

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- Consult Your Calendar (the pink one!) 
- you know the tasks and their due dates. 
- Work towards completion!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  *

- Personal Belief Statements - show me your list of 8

- In Search of Inspiration (ISOI) Work Day 3

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

  • Personal Belief Statements - show me your list of 8

Reader Response Log #2 due Wed, 5/10

ISOI assgt due Thu, 5/11

 


Tuesday
9

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- TIB Reader Response Log #2 due 

ISOI Work Day 4


- LATE WORK??

laptops available

    • Homework:

      • Reader Response Log #2 due Wednesday, 5/10  

      • In Search of Inspiration assgt due Thursday, 5/11


Wednesday
10

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- TIB Reader Response Log #2 due 

ISOI Work Day 4


- LATE WORK??

  • Homework: 

  • Reader Response Log #2 due

  • ISOI assgt due tomorrow


Thursday
11

This I Believe (TIB) Activities

- ISOI Work Day 5 - Due by 11:59 pm to Turnitin

ISOI Work Day 1
- begin work on TIB Essay - your pre-writing includes 1) your personal belief statements and 2) your ISOI assgt

- LATE WORK??

laptops available

Homework:
 
ISOI assgt due by 11:59

Choice Reader Response Logs #3 and #4 due:
- Monday, 5/15
- Tuesday, 5/16

Friday
12

This I Believe activities 

- ISOI Work Day 2                     



Homework:

Choice Reader Response Logs #3 and #4 due:
- Monday, 5/15
- Tuesday, 5/16


LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.

May 1 - 5, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


4 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
1

Curious Incident readings and activities

1. P
repare for Wednesday's Socratic Seminar #2 -- write questions and identify at least one passage from the text.  - follow the directions on your handout.

2. Dialectical Journals - second set of 3 entries due tonight

  • Dialectical Journal            - 3 entries on Chapters 173-233 due Monday 5/1 by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!

 


Tuesday
2

This I Believe (TIB)
- Introduction and activities
- Calendar for May 
- you know the tasks and their due dates.
- Work towards completion

1. Sample TIB essay from "This I Believe" radio program/website
2. Practice TIB Reader Response Log

    • Homework:

    • Reader Response Log #1 due Friday, 5/5


Wednesday
2

Socratic Seminar #2

- at the end of class, submit your questions h/o and your notes from the seminar

  • Homework: 

  • Reader Response Log #1 due Friday, 5/5


Thursday
4

This I Believe activities

-Begin"In Search of Inspiration" (ISOI) Work Day 1

Homework:
 
Reader Response Log #1 due Friday, 5/5

Friday
5

This I Believe activities

- ISOI Work Day 2                     - RR Log #1 due - submit to the googleform at the link above



Homework:

Reader Response Log #1 due Friday, 5/5

LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.



April 24 - 27, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


5 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
24

Curious Incident readings and activities

1. Chapters 163-167

* finish the day's reading for homework

2. P
repare for tomorrow's Socratic Seminar -- write questions and identify at least one passage from the text.  follow directions on your handout.

Dialectical Journal
- 3 entries from Chapters 2-167 due Monday by 11:59pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!


Tuesday
25

Socratic Seminar #1

- submit your questions h/o and your notes from the seminar

    •  


Wednesday
26

Curious Incident readings and activities

Chapters 173-91 

* finish the day's reading for homework

  •  


Thursday
27

Curious Incident readings and activities

Chapters 193-223

* finish the day's reading for homework and finish the book by Monday's class

  • Finish reading the book before Monday's class
  •  
  • Dialectical Journal - 3 entries on Chapters 173-233 due Monday 5/1 by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!

 

Friday
28

No School

H A P P Y   F I E S T A


Homework:

Finish reading the book by Monday's class

  • Dialectical Journal - 3 entries on Chapters 173-233 due Monday 5/1 by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!


LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.


April 17 - 21, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


6 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
17

Quiz on Romantic Poetry - you may use your handouts

Begin reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

 


Tuesday
18

Introduction to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Chapters 2-31 - 

* finish the day's reading for homework

    •  


Wednesday
19

Curious Incident readings and activities

Chapters 37-67 

* finish the day's reading for homework

  •  


Thursday
20

Curious Incident readings and activities

Chapters 71-101

* finish the day's reading for homework

 

Friday
21

Meet in the Library

Curious Incident 
readings and activities

Work on Dialectical Journal - 3 entries due Monday by 11:59pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!

Chapters 103-139 


* finish the day's reading for homework


Homework:

Read/listen

Chapters 149-157

Work on Dialectical Journal - 3 entries from Chaters 2-167 due Monday by 11:59 pm to Turnitin.  See your handout!

LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.



April 10 - 13, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


7 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
10

The Romantics

- review Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and Byron's "Apostrophe to the Ocean" (last Thursday's class work)

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan"

For Wednesday, bring a poem that celebrates nature, the imagination, and / or emotions -- or all three!  On Thursday, we will share poems . . .


Tuesday
11

Roms & Vics

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Wednesday
12

More Roms and Vics

  •  


Thursday
12

April is Poetry Month

Let's share poems of emotion, nature, and the imagination!

  • complete the handout from Wednesday - chart and questions

Quiz on Romantic Poetry on Monday.  See your handout of the sample quiz from today.  I have also emailed all of you the handout.

Friday
13

No School

H A P P Y   E A S T E R



LIVE HONORABLY. ACT HUMBLY. MODEL DIGNITY.

We understand that how we act, what we say, and what we display
reflect our character and the values of the Alamo Heights community.
We will show integrity in all of these areas.



April 3 - 7, 2017

Days

of the

Week

Classwork
Homework appears at the bottom of the box after "HW."
Assignments are due the following day unless noted otherwise


8 WEEKS REMAIN
Seniors: keep on track!

Handouts, Notes, Attachments
- - -

Be Ready

Prepare Yourself

Lay the Foundation


Monday
3

       "Pinning Opinion"  
Varied Ways of Making Your Point Heard

- Laptops available

- Prepare your draft for final submission by the End of Class (EOC)

Complete this week's work by today -- in order to be ready for writing about your issue, beginning tomorrow


Tuesday
4

       "Pinning Opinion"  
Varied Ways of Making Your Point Heard

Editing and Proofreading Process

- Laptops available

- Today you will check your writing
one more time to ensure it is worthy to be published.

- Follow the checklist: (1) check off the bullets; (2) make needed changes; (3) submit your checklist to me by EOC 

-Re-submit to Turnitin.com

    •