English 2/Argument and Debate:
Grammar--Lost on Grammar? Try this website

In The Time of the Butterflies
Don't quite understand? Read these summaries: A+
Learning about Trujillo, the Mirabal Sisters, The Dominican Republic, and other background:The Miribal Sisters from ColonialzoneThe Miribal Sisters from "Learning to Question,Wikipedia on the Mirabal Sisters,  Wikipedia article on Trujillo,   BBC Country Profile  
Audio and Video Resources for ITTOTB: PRX Radio Story, The Story of the Mirabal Sisters AARP, Movie Trailer 
Cover Page
Resources: Character Chart/Character Map, List of Character Traits
Before Reading: Time Magazine ArticleAnticipation Guide/Theme ListMethods of Authoritarian ControlWhat Leads People to Rise Up?
Reading Questions and Journals: Chapter 1, Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8, Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Epilogue
Group QuizesAfter Chapter 4After Chapter 6After Chapter 8After Chapter 10,
Midterm Assignment: AssignmentMEL-Con OutlinesRubric
Final Assignment: AssignmentPowerPoint Creation Checklist,  Rubric

Survey of Literature--Daily Announcements
Word Presentations: Meriam Webster Dictionary, Dictionary.com,  Online Etymology DictionaryOxidSynonym.ComWiktionary.org  Thesaurus.com, Packet, Organizer for presentation, Assignments: List 2, List 3
MEL-Con Mini Unit: 10/31-11/6  

Frankenstein/Writing About Literature/What is Monstrous?

Daily Announcements: Unit 2, Julius Caesar--Most of your assignments and notes are linked to this presentation. You must be signed in to your CPS Google account to access this. 

The Odyssey


English 1/W.A.O.C.
Romeo and Juliet Resources
Project Overview*Project Resources from the Foreman Library*, Research Report
Movie Versions: Gnomeo and Juliet,  Spark Notes Video SummaryBBC Animated Version
Listen and Read: Audiobo

Survey and American Literature for ESL Syllabus, Interactive Notebook

How to complete your project
Step 1: Review your notes from student presentations and think about the characters in your novel. Then complete the journal on page 14 in your packet.
Step 2: Gather information from your book and from research and enter it onto page 15 of you packet. Elaborate while you are doing this.
Step 3: Complete your main idea.
Step 4: Write a rough draft of your paragraph or essay. (See outlines below).
Step 5: Consult your rubric to make sure you have completed the assignment correctly.
Step 6: Peer edit.
Step 6: Make changes, recopy, and hand it in.

Links to help with your project Research Links: 
Foreman High School Research Pages--We used these to make our presentations.
Scholastic Immigration Website--Used earlier in the quarter.
Japanese Immigration:
Timelines of Immigration: http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/timeline,  http://www.janm.org/projects/inrp/english/overview.htm
Internment Camps http://www.pbs.org/childofcamp/history/timeline.html
Immigration Presentations
Effects of 9/11 on Immigrants
Japanese Immigration
Undocumented Immigrants at Work
Charts of Immigration By Country
Latin American Immigration
MELCon, Essay, and Citations Help
MEL-Con Outline
Essay Outlines
ACTS, Introduction Presentation
STAC, Conclusions Presentation
How to Cite Presentation
Son of Citation Machine--makes the citation for you but you have to check it.

English 1 & Written and Oral Communication

English 1

Poems: Look up unfamiliar words, circle key words, divide into sections, explain the parts, give main idea, tell how you know.
The Storyteller


A Raisin In The Sun: Daily Announcements

Speech SyllabusLink to Google Documents Notes
Sample Speeches
1AC: Singapore Home Schools, Gun Violence, Drugs, Animal Testing

English 1 Syllabus, Daily Announcements

Main Ideas and Support:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Classroom, Conversation, Questioning/Inference


Unit 1: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian/Learning about Literature
Summaries: Schmoop, enotes, bookrags 
Videos:  Student Video on Spokane Indians, Reservation ViewsAmerican Indian Living In Desperate PovertySherman Alexie at the Texas Book Festival,  Racism: The Way We See It: Part 1, Part 2,  Savage Country: American Indian Sports Mascots: Part 1,    
Assignments: CoverAnticipation Guide, Character Map, Challenges and Choices, Cornell NotesChapter Questions, Final Assignment

Unit 1: The Scarlet Letter/Learning about Literature

 Frankenstein/Writing About Literature/What is Monstrous?

Unit CalendarHow You Will Be Graded
As We Read: Preview ActivityAnticipation GuideSocratic Seminar PreparationSeminar Cornell Notes,  Bloom's Questions,
Clipboard Project
MEL-Cons and Final EssayCharacteristics of a Vampire Note-takingGathering Facts for Your Essay,  MEL-Con OutlineMEL-Con Rubric,  ACTS OutlineSTAC OutlineEssay Rubric
Need Help Understanding? Spark Notes, Shmoop, Cliffs Notes, Character List, Character Map
Background Information: The Victorians,
Maps: Map 1, Wikimaps Map,
Companion Articles: The Type-Writer Girl,

English 1 SyllabusInteractive Notebook
To Kill a Mockingbird, Classroom, Conversation, Questioning/Inference

Romeo and Juliet
Full Text of The Play On Line, Listen and Read
Need Help? Try These: SparknotesCliff's NotesBarron's BooknotesBookRags.comClassicNotes
Other School's Romeo and Juliet Activities: Mrs. Lettiere's Class,
Shakespearean Baseball

A Raisin In The Sun
Need Help Understanding? Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes, Shmoop, Symbolism in A Raisin In The Sun
Videos, Poems, and Articles in the Unit: The Golden Door 1, 2, Up South,  Eyes on the Prize,  Plessy vs. Ferguson (Article), Plessy vs. Ferguson Video, The Great MigrationLangston Hughes Documentary,  Lorraine Hansbury Documentary,

Daily Announcements, online stopwatch
Looking for Argument and Debate? Go Here

English 2

The Kite Runner

Things Fall Apart
Anticipation GuideCharacter Map,  Ibo Society Two Column Chart, Important Character Chart, Character Traits List
Literature Circle Role Sheets and Notes: Notes,  Planning GuideQuestion Asker, Passage Picker, Artist, Connector, Character Captain
Reading Assessments: After Chapter 18: Elements of Ibo Culture, Changes in Self-Understanding, Who Benefited?  After Chapter 22 Winners and Losers, Changes in Culture, Changes in Self Understanding
Proverbs Assignment: Proverbs PowerPointAssignment, RubricPicking a Proverb, Choosing Interview Questions, Interview Notes and Reflections,  Data Presentation Template
Final Essay: Essay Assignment, Rubric, Culture Quotes, Culture Quotes Worksheet

In The Time of the Butterflies
Don't quite understand? Read these summaries: A+
Learning about Trujillo, the Mirabal Sisters, The Dominican Republic, and other background: The Miribal Sisters from Colonialzone, The Miribal Sisters from "Learning to Question, Wikipedia on the Mirabal Sisters,  Wikipedia article on Trujillo,   BBC Country Profile  
Cover Page
Resources: Character Chart/Character Map, List of Character Traits
Before Reading: Time Magazine Article, Anticipation Guide/Theme List, Methods of Authoritarian Control, What Leads People to Rise Up?
Reading Questions and Journals: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8, Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12, Epilogue
Group Quizes: After Chapter 4, After Chapter 6, After Chapter 8, After Chapter 10,
Midterm Assignment: Assignment, MEL-Con OutlinesRubric
Final Assignment: Assignment, PowerPoint Creation Checklist,  Rubric

Julius Caesar
Don't have your book? Read on line here
Want to listen? Click here.
Don't quite understand? Read these summaries: Spark Notes, A+
Background Video: Ancients Behaving Badly-Julius Caesar, 
Videos of the Play: Antony's Funeral Speech, The Ides of March, The Whole Play

Resources: Character Chart/Character Map,  List of Character Traits

Before Reading: Anticipation Guide, Questions on "The Roman Empire,"  Scenario,  
Vocabulary: Before Reading, Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V
Vocabulary Practice On Line--Before Reading, Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V
Reading Questions: Act I, Act II, Act III,  Act IV, Act V
Poster Project:Assignment,  Defining a Good Leader, Vote For Brutus Worksheet, Vote For Antony Worksheet, Rubric, Process Powerpoint, Article on Campaign Posters
Final MEL-Con--Note-taking Sheet, Assignment, MEL-Con Outline

Unit 4: Race and "A Raisin In The Sun" 
Text #1--Matters of Race: The Divide (You have to sign in), Video Worksheet, Mapping Matters of Race
Text #2--"A Raisin In the Sun" Listen:  L.A. Theater Works,  or Here
Before Reading:  Anticipation Guide, Background Powerpoint,  "Mother To Son," Write A Mirror Poem, Character Map/Character Chart,
Reading Questions:  Act 1 Scene 1, Act 1 Scene 2Act 2, Scene 1,  Act 2 Scene 2, Act 2 Scene 3, Act 3
Vocabulary: Act 1 Scene 1, Act 2 Scene 1, Act 2 Scene 2 and 3, Act 3
Text #3Article on Blockbusting, Mapping Blockbusting
Essay/Assessment: Race Essay. , Complexity Organizer 
Resources: Sparknotes, CliffsNotes, A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry 

Things Fall Apart--From 2010
Book Summary from Cliffs Notes, or SparkNotes
A virtual village of Umuofia
G.I. Jones Photographic Archive of S.E. Nigerian Art And Culture,  
Videos: Igbo Masquerade Video, Traditional Dance,  Annenberg Foundation Introduction,
Powerpoints: Background from an Igbo group in Indianapolis, An Introduction to Things Fall Apart,
The Movie: All 52 Scenes Here
Nigeria: BBC Profile

Assignments: Anticipation Guide, Character Map,  Ibo Society Two Column Chart, Chapter 1-3 Questions, Chapter 4-6 Questions, Chapter 7-8 Questions, Chapter 9-11 Questions, Chapter 12-15 Questions, Chapter 16-19 Questions, Chapters 20-23 Questions,  
Vocabulary Practice: Chapters 1-4Chapters 5-7Chapters 8-10Chapters 11-14Chapters 15-18Chapters 19-25

Writing Workshop
Writing Workshop Assignments
Read and Underline the Prompt/Practice Writing the Introduction #1
Read and Underline the Prompt/Practice Writing the Introduction #2
Essay #1--Truth or Lies?

Essay #2--Are Sports Positive?
Write Your Own Prompt
Extra Credit---Write an essay based on one of the sample test prompts. Check the rubric before you hand in your work. Limit one per week. 
“A” level essays--credit for 4 Homework Assignments--plus 20% on any 2nd semester essay
“B” level essays credit for 3 Homework Assignments--plus 10% on any 2nd semester essay
“C” level essays credit for 2 Homework Assignments-plus 5% on any 2nd semester essay 

Bell Ringers
Commas Rules--in series & before a conjunction that connects two sentences
Subject Verb Agreement

Gatsby Links--Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald, his times, and the novel The Great Gatsby

Webquest: Lots of great links here 
Videos: Prohibition, Flappers, 
Roaring Twenties Game 
Assignments: Anticipation Guide, Character LogGatsby Map Assignment,
Chapter 1 Questions, Chapter 2 Questions, Chapter 3 Questions, Chapter 4 Questions, Chapter 5 Questions, Chapter 6 Questions, Chapter 7 Questions, Chapter 8 Questions, Chapter 9 Questions, Reader's Theater Assignment, Reader's Theater Scene Choice SheetYour Notes from Reader's TheaterFinal Essay
Vocabulary Practice:  Chapters 1-3, Chapters 4-6, Chapters 7-9
Save the Grade Extra Credit
Exam Practice: Here, Review Game, Review Game 2,
Essay Presentation

1st Semester Assignments from Writing Workshop
Stay out of it or struggle?
Process Paragraph
Process Paragraph 2
Fact vs. Opinion
Males or Females Smarter?
What kind of person are you?
Strategies for Success, Measures for Mediocrity, Recipes for Failure
The Art of Procrastination
Message in a Bottle
Who is the Better Leader, Brutus or Anthony?
Vacation MEL-Con
Directions for in class paragraphs and extra credit