Thursday, March 19, 2015

Objective:

- Familiarize themselves with PARCC style questions
- Highlight and annotate texts to active read
- Explain and defend their answers using evidence from the text

Homework:

- None

Agenda:

- As a group, students will read, highlight, and answer PARCC sample test questions
- Students will volunteer answers and defend using evidence
- Teacher will explain answers thoroughly
- Video Link
- PARCC Sample Item Link

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Objective:

- Understand the expectations and organization of a research simulation essay

Homework:

- Tomorrow write an in-class research simulation task essay
- Bring headphones tomorrow for the essay

Agenda:

- Review graphic organizer
- Teacher will model research essay by writing it and thinking aloud
- Students will copy and listen as teacher writes

Monday, March 16, 2015

Objective:

- Annotate and highlight a complex text on slavery
- Organize key points and key differences into an organizer

Homework:

- Complete highlighting texts and graphic organizers

Agenda:

- In groups, students will highlight key details in the passage
- Class will share and compare findings
- Students will then work on the graphic organizer with the teachers monitoring
and guiding students

Friday, March 13, 2015

Objective:

- Understand the format of the research simulation task
- Highlight and annotate during a close reading

Homework:

- Complete highlighting and annotating passages

Agenda:

- Teacher will show students the research task section of the PARCC
- Teacher will discuss format, expectations, and time allotted
- Teacher will model how approach the writing prompt and readings
- Teacher will highlight passage 1
- Students will highlight passage 2

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Objective:

- Organize ideas into a graphic organizer
- Understand the expectations of a literary analysis essay

Homework:

- Literary Analysis essay tomorrow

Agenda:

- Review the slavery literary analysis graphic organizer
- Teacher will then model writing the essay using the text
and the graphic organizer

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Objective:

- Annotate a reading passage
- Organize ideas into a graphic organizer

Homework:

- Complete graphic organizer

Agenda:

- Review literary analysis steps
- Model graphic organizer from sample PARCC essay
- Share key details from the annotated texts (Slavery Literary Analysis)
- Students organize ideas into graphic organizer

Monday, March 9, 2015

Objective:

- Annotate two complex passages

Homework:

- Complete highlighting passages

Agenda:

- Review writing prompts questions
- Continue modeling annotations
- Model quick graphic organizers
- Students will then begin annotating in groups
- If they finish early, students may begin graphic organizer

Friday, March 6, 2015

Objective:

- Unpack the prompt and the text of a literary analysis task

Homework:

None

Agenda:

- Read the sample writing prompt
- Familiarize what a literary analysis paper looks like
- Understand the generic template for a writing prompt
- Develop a question out of a writing prompt

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Open House

Welcome to the BHS Open House!

For those who are participating in the English
department's presentation, please follow Mr. Chiang's guidance!