Biotech Daily Agendas and
 Nightly Homework - Spring 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010 - Graduation - Minimum Day

1.  District Multiple Choice Final

HW:
1.  continue studying for finals!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 -
Finals Schedule -- shortened periods

1.  Finish District Final
2.  Thank you notes

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 -
Finals Schedule -- lengthened periods

1.   Timed Essay final
2.   Grammar Final
3.  ORB Final

HW:
Read some wonderful
books this summer!

Monday, May 17, 2010

1.  Self Score Research Essay
2.  Write Self-Evaluation of Research Essay
2.  Prepare Research Presentation

hw
1.  Prepare research presentation
2.  Read ORB
3.  Review Short Stories

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1.  Research Presentations
2.  Grammar Review

hw
1.  Prepare research presentation
2.  Read ORB
3.  Review Short Stories

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1.  Research Presentations
2.  Grammar Review II

hw
1.  Prepare research presentation
2.  Read ORB
3.  Review Short Stories

Thursday, May 20, 2010

1.  Research Presentations
2.  Grammar Review III

hw
1.  Prepare research presentation
2.  Read ORB
3.  Review Short Stories

Friday, May 21, 2010

1.  Research Presentations
2.  Short Story Review

hw
1.  Read ORB
3.  Review ALL Grammar Concepts!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

1.  SSR/Mini conferences
2.  Word Study Review
3.  "The Lady or the Tiger"

HW:
1.  Finish reading "The Lady or the Tiger"
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to
     earn an "A" 
3.  Continue revising research essay - email me your 2nd draft tonight at
kahrsemigh@gmail.com!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 -  we have the computers today!

1. 
Revise 2nd draft of essay - focus on:
     a.  Format
     b.  accidental plagiarism
     c.  readability levels

2.  Self Score 2nd draft of essay

HW:
1.  Read "The Necklace" on page 171 of lit book
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to earn an "A" 
3.  Continue revising research essay - send your PERFECTED draft to me at
kahrsemigh@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

1.  SSR/Mini Conferences
2.  "Lady or Tiger and Necklace Quiz
3.  Grammar Review

HW:
1.  Read "A Sound of Thunder" on page 498 of lit book
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to earn an "A" 
3.  Continue revising research essay - email me your newest version at
kahrsemigh@gmail.com

Thursday, May 13, 2010 -  We have the computers today!

1. 
Final Revisions for Research Essay
2.  Choose Speakers for each day!
3.  Prepare
Research Presentation - click here for schedule

HW: 
1.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to earn an "A" 
2.  Continue revising research essay - Final
perfected draft is due Monday - NO
     EXCEPTIONS!
3.  Email me your FINAL draft at
kahrsemigh@gmail.com

Friday, May 14 - FURLOUGH - No School!

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Monday, May 17, 2010 - We have the computers today!

1.  Self Score (using the
rubric) research essays
2.  Peer score (using the rubric) research essays
3.  Type Research Essay Evaluation
4.  Continue preparing research presentation


HW:
1.  Practice Research Presentation in front of someone! -
click here for Presentation Schedule
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to earn an "A"
 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1.  Final Exam review #1 -
2.  Research Presentations

HW:
1.  Start studying for finals!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1.   Final Exam review #2-
2.  Research Presentations

HW:
1.  Start studying for finals!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

1.  Short Story Review
2.  Research Presentations

HW:
1.  continue studying for finals!


Friday, May 21, 2010

1.  Research Presentations
2.  Research Presentation Self Evaluation
 
HW:
1.  continue studying for finals!


Monday, May 3, 2010 - we have 1 cart of computers!

1.  Review Research
Introductions
2.  Prepare 1st body paragraph of research essay
3.  Prepare Works Cited Page

HW:
1. 
Type 1st draft of essay!  Due tomorrow at the BEGINNING OF
      CLASS --NO EXCEPTIONS

2.  Email me your first drafts at
kahrsemigh@gmail.com

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 -We Have The Computers Today!

1. 
Revise 1st draft of essay
     a.  Format
     b.  Thesis Statements 
     c.  Citations + Works Cited Page 
     d.  Parenthetical References

HW:
1.  Continue
revising research essay
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to
     earn an "A"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1.  SSR/Mini conferences
2.  Grammar Review:  Agreement
3.  The Cask of Amontillado

HW:
1.  Email me your 2nd draft of research essay at
     
kahrsemigh@gmail.com

2.  Finish "The Cask of Amontillado" - in lit book

3.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to
     earn an "A"

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - We Have The Computers Today!

1.  Writing
Conclusions
2.  Adding more sources to essay and Works Cited Page
3.  Improving Readability Level of Essay

HW:
1.  Read "The Interlopers" on page 150 of lit book
2.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to
      earn an "A" 
3.  Continue
revising research essay
 
Friday, May 7, 2010

1.  CW:  ORB Reflection
2. 
Research Essay Rubric Preview
3.  Cask and Interlopers Quiz
4.  Concept Review

HW:
1.  Read ORB - remember you need two of each type of book to earn an "A" 
2.  Continue
revising research essay
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Monday, April 26, 2010

1.  SSR/Mini Conferences
2.  STAR/9 Preview
3.  Research essay introduction writing

HW:
1.  Continue working on research
2.  Type introduction = Hook + Bridge + Thesis
3.  Read ORB!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - STAR Testing

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - STAR Testing

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - STAR Testing

Friday - No school - Furlough day #
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Monday, April 19, 2010
1.  SSR -read the articles on your desks
2.  CW:  SOAPS
3.  Notes: Parenthetical Practice
4.  Grammar Review

HW:

1.  Journals 2 and 3 are due at the END of the period
2.  Read "Cranes" in the Lit book

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - we have the computers!~

1. 
Journal Writing Practice
2. 
Journals 2 and 3 - due at the end of the period

HW:
 1.  continue working on
research
 2.  read ORB - ORB midterm is this Friday

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

1.  SSR/Mini Conferences
2.  Grammar Review - all previous concepts

HW:
 1.  continue working on
research
 2.  read ORB - ORB midterm is this Friday

Thursday, April 22, 2010

1.  Parenthetical Reference Practice -
http://www.egusd.k12.ca.us/sheldon/asb%20website/Files/RWRHandbook.pdf

2.  Journals 4 and 5 - due at the end of the period!

HW:
 1.  continue working on research
 2.  read ORB - ORB midterm is this Friday

Friday, April 23, 2010

1.  ORB Midterm - if you have your books, bring them!
2.  Research Essay Outline - thesis statements FIRST!
3.  Writing Introductions

HW:
 1.  continue working on
research
 2.  read ORB
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Monday, April 12, 2010

1.  Romeo and Juliet MC Final Exam - 30 minutes
2.  Romeo and Juliet Timed Essay - 50 minutes

HW:
1.  Continue reading your ORB.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1. SSR/Mini conferences
2. CW: 
SOAPS practice
3.  Notes: 
Word Study #5
3. Research Project Description - Picking a Topic

HW:
1. Pre-research your topic
2. Reread "Thank You M'am" in HOLT book
3. Continue reading ORB

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 -
1. Evaluating Website workshop
2. Proquest - a researcher's best friend! 

HW:1.  Read "The Sniper" in HOLT book
2.  Continue reading ORB

Thursday, April 15, 2010
1.  SSR/Mini Conferences
2.  Thank You M'am and Sniper Pop Quiz - review
3.  Notes:Agreement (Subject/Verb & Pronoun/Antecedent) Practice
3. 
Research Topic Plan Explanation and Example
HW:
1.  Type
Research Topic Plan
2.  Continue reading ORB -

Friday, April 16, 2010
1.  Update Assignment Log
2.  Type
Research Journal #1 and 2-- we have the computers!

HW:
1.  Work on
research journals
2.  Read ORB

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Monday, April 5, 2010

1.  CW: Act I, II and III review
2.  Act III Enactments
3.  R&J Word Study #3 from
Act IV and V
3.  Act IV - A Quick View


HW:
1.  Write 1 sentence summaries for all scenes in Act III (i, ii, iii iv, v)
      Use at least 5 new word study words.

2.  Read ORB

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
1.  SSR/Mini Conferences

1.  SSR/Mini conferences
2.  Notes: 
SOAPS w/ "Shakespeare in the Classroom" pg 892.
3.  Act IV Scene Enactments!
4.  Act III Film Version

HW:
1.  In HW: Write a
SOAPS for any article about Shakespeare or Romeo and Juliet from the Anthology or on-line. If found on-line include the web address.

2.  Read ORB

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

1. CW: SOAPS Practice
2.  Notes: 
sonnet writing
3.  Act IV enactments

HW:
1.  Write or type a
sonnet
2.  Read ORB

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - Come to Open House!~

1.  SSR/Mini Conferences
2.  
Sonnet Share
3.  CW:  Explain that line
4.  Act IV and V enactments 

HW:
1.  In HW:  Write scene summaries for Act IV scenes 1 - 5
2.  Read ORB

     OR...just come to Open House tonight -- room F-5.

Friday, April 9, 2010 - A GIANT Thanks to all who attened last night!

1.  Self Score Homeworks
2.  Act  IV and V - scene enactments
3.  CW:  Punctuation Practice
4.  Act IV and V other versions

HW:
1.  In HW: Write titles for EVERY scene in Acts IV and V
    (8 titles in all!)
2.  Study for R&J Final Exam - on Monday!
3.  Read ORB 

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Monday, March 22, 2010
1.     Take Act I quiz.

2.   Receive new vocabulary list from Act II and III   
3.   Begin Act II of Romeo and Juliet

HW:
1.  Create a
visual for your word study word.
2.  In HW: write Act I scene v summary
3.  Read ORB

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1.  SSR/Mini conferences

2.  You're The Director - Acts I and II of  R & J
3.  Perform your scene! 

HW:
1.  Re-read Act II scenes i, ii, iii,
2.  In HW: write scene summaries for Act II sc i,  ii and iii
3.  Read ORB

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - Happy Birthday, Judy!
1.    Enact Act I and II
2.    Notes: 
Figurative Language  
3.   
Begin Act III of Romeo and Juliet.
 

HW: 
1.  Re-read Act II scenes v and vi.
2.  In HW:  Find and write 6 examples of five DIFFERENT types of 
     
figurative language using your ORB or TV commercials or 
     magazine advertisements or song lyrics.
3.  Read ORB

Thursday, March 25, 2010
1.  –   SSR/Mini conferences.
2.      CW:  grammar review - agreement continued
3.     
Continue reading Act III of Romeo and Juliet.

HW:
1.  Read Act III your scene of R&J -
2.  Play one of the following games:
    
http://owlet.letu.edu/grammarlinks/pronouns/proagrtests/proagrtest1.html
http://aliscot.com/bigdog/agrpa_exercise.htm
http://www.chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/proagree02.htm
http://www.chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/proagree03.htm
http://www.chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/proagree04.htm

3.  Read ORB


Friday, March 26, 2010 - Grades come out next week! 
                   Happy birthday, Ashley!

1.         Fill in Assignment Record Log.
   
2.         
Finish Act III of Romeo and Juliet.
 
3.        
View Act 2 and 3 other versions (Zeferelli and Luhrman)

HW:
1.  Re-read all of Act III
2.  Read ORB
3.  Have a GREAT vacation!

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - new seats!
1.        Notes: R&J Word Study #2 (Act I )
2.         Act I sc. ii
3.        Continue R&J Presentations
HW:
1.        In HW:  Write a cloze paragraph about ANYTHING using 5 new word study words.
2.         Read ORB.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 -CA Fitness Gram at 7:45
 
1.           CW:  The Prologue - Your translation
2.          Grammar Review w/ partner
HW:
1.        HW: Reread Act I scenes 1 – 3. 
2.       
In HW:  Write one-to-two sentence summaries for scenes 1, 2,   
     Use one or more
word study words per sentence.

3.        Read ORB.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2010 - CA Fitness Gram at 7:45
1.        Continue Romeo and Juliet Research Presentations.

HW:
1.       
In HW:  Write ten sentences (according to the rubric) explaining
    NEW things you learned from other peoples's presentations.
 

2.        Label all of the sentences(Simple, Compound, Complex, Cd-Cx)   –   you must have at least 2 of each type of sentence!

3.       Read ORB.  


Thursday, March 17, 2010 -  I’m collecting notebooks, TOMORROW!
1.        Read ORB/Mini conferences.  
2.        CW and Notes:  Subject/Verb Agreement
3.        Finish reading Act I of Romeo and Juliet.

 HW:
1.       
In HW:  List and describe 8 major characters from Romeo and
    Juliet.
 Use textual evidence!

2.        Read ORB.


Friday –  March 18, 2010 - Notebooks are due TODAY!
1.        CW: Agreement continued.  
2.    
 Finish Presentations.    
3. Act I sc iv and v- I need a BRAVE Juliet!
4. 
View Act I –      2 other versions (Zeferelli and Luhrman).


HW:
1.       
Reread Act I all 5 scenes of Romeo and Juliet.  Be prepared for a
    quiz on Act I MONDAY!


2.       
Read ORB.
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Monday, March 8, 2010


  1. CW: Review Reading Final.   
  2. Notes: Preview Elizabethan English list.  
  3. Frontload Romeo and Juliet Information: Plot Analyses
  4. Discuss R&J  Research Presentations

    HW:
    1. 
    Work on Romeo & Juliet Research Presentation PowerPoint 
    2.  In HW: Revise ONE question from the Reading Final. Make it a "5" on the rubric!  
    3. Read ORB. See
    Home page for new "classic" choices

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    1.  Preview tonight's HW:Elizabethan English
    2. Career Unit -Guest Speaker
    3.  SSR/Mini Conferences – Read Outside Reading Book (ORB).  

    HW:
    1.        Type Elizabethan Letter.
    2.        Read ORB. 
     

     
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - Happy 7th Birthday, Emma!

    1.         Share Elizabethan Letters
    2.         CW: Review grammatical concepts from Term 1 Final
    3.       CW: Relive Shakespeare’s England - a guided imagery
    4.   Notes: BeginR&J research Presentations

     
    HW:
    1.        Write a paragraph about ANYTHING using 10 words you learned last term.   Highlight the word study words.
      

    2.        Underline all subjects in your paragraph.  Circle all objects of prepositions
    3.        Read ORB.  

    Thursday, March 11, 2009

    1.         SSr/Mini conferences
    2.        CW: Answer Romeo and Juliet Front loaded questions
    3.        Continue R&J Presentations.

    HW:
    1.        Write 5 sentences about Romeo and Juliet using
               relative pronouns (that,which, who
    ) to begin
                dependent clauses.

    2.        Read ORB.


    Friday, March 12, 2010
    1.        Fill in Assignment Record Log.   
    2.        CW: Write Outside Reading Goal Reflection. 
    3.        Continue R&J Presentations.
    4.   The Play begins! Act I scene i 


    HW:

    1.        Reread Act I sc i of R&J.  Be prepared for a quiz!
    2.  Read ORB. You should have 50 or more pages read