High School

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Olympia, WA 98501
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Week of 2/2/15

Monday 2/2

Goal Setting

Start, Stop Continue Reflection

Tuesday 2/3

Author Perspective

3rd Person Objective, Omniscient, Limited




Happy New Year.  Welcome Back


In-Class Assignment:  Writing is......   Brainstorm, Work in groups to determine 10 things that writing is to you.  Share/Compare.  Create a symbolic "Bumper sticker to be displayed in the room that shows 1 positive thing about writing.


Independent reading

In-Class:  Developing and narrowing writing topics


In-Class:  Pre-Writing Expository Essay


In-Class:  Pre-Writing Expository Essay/Outlining structure


In Lab:  Typing Rough Draft





Week of 10/29-11/2

Monday:  Reading Log due

              Grammar Assessment

Tuesday:  Independent Reading - Objective: determine static and dynamic characters

Wednesday:  Write a change over time paragraph detailing change of Mrs. Pan in the short story "The Good Deed".

Instructions:  Due Friday Use a minimum of 3 quotes from the story to support your explanation of the changes Mrs. Pan experienced as she emerged from her isolation and began to embrace her new environment.

  • Step 1:  Topic Sentence - In the short story "The Good Deed," Mrs. Pan starts her life in New York feeling.........................  
  • Step 2:  Describe Mrs. Pan in the beginning using examples and quotes from the book to illustrate your explanation. 
  • Step 3:  Describe what made her change.  Use the quote "Do not grieve, I will arrange [your marriage]; I will do it" (345). 
  • Step 4:  Descibe the results of her change.

Thursday:  Independent Reading - Objective: Discuss change of dynamic character

                Fluency Assessment

Friday:  Complete Change Over Time paragraph




Course Reading, Writing, and Language Goals

* aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts

English A Reading Goals:

  1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support literary analysis (CCR Literary 1; CCR Informational 1).
  2. Determine main idea and analyze its development (CCR Informational 2).
  3. Analyze authors’ structure and organization (CCR Literary 5; CCR Informational 3).
  4. Analyze character development (CCR Literary 3).
  5. Analyze narrative point of view and the author’s purpose (CCR Literary 6: CCR Informational 6).
  6. Analyze word meanings and how they impact the literature (CCR Literary 4; CCR Informational 4).
  7. Analyze how an author’s ideas are developed and refined (CCR Informational 5).

 English B Reading Goals:

  1. Determine theme and analyze its development (CCR Literary 2).
  2. Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums (CCR Literary 7; CCR Informational 7).
  3. Analyze how an author transforms source material of literary significance (CCR Literary 9; CCR Informational 9).
  4. Evaluate claims in texts, assessing the validity of reasoning and the relevancy of evidence (CCR Informational 8).
  5. Proficiently read and comprehend literature in the 9-10 text complexity band (CCR Literary 10; CCR Informational 10).

 English A Writing Goals:

  1. Produce clear and coherent writing with appropriate development, organization, and style (CCR Writing 4).
  2. Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research (CCR Writing 9).
  3. Write arguments to support claims in analysis, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence (CCR Writing 1).
  4. Effectively develop and organize writing to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information (CCR Writing 2).
  5. Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting (CCR Writing 5).

 English B Writing Goals:

  1. Use technology to produce, publish, and share writing (CCR Writing 6).
  2. Write narratives to develop experiences using well-structured event sequences (CCR Writing 3).
  3. Conduct research projects to answer questions through inquiry and synthesis of sources (CCR Writing 7).
  4. Gather and assess relevant information from multiple sources, and integrate it into a fluent, plagiarism-free piece of writing (CCR Writing 8).
  5. Write routinely over shorter and extended time frames for a range of purposes and audiences (CCR Writing 10). 

 English A Language Goals:

  1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of grammar and usage when writing or speaking (CCR Language 1).
  2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing (CCR Language 2).
  3. Apply knowledge of language to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to read and listen with comprehension (CCR Language 3).

 English B Language Goals:

  1. Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words/phrases (CCR Language 4).
  2. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, and word relationships/meanings (CCR Language 5).
  3. Accurately use words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career-readiness level (CCR Language 6).
  4. Demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge for improved comprehensions and expression (CCR Language 6).


10/8/12  Homework Instructions and Grading

Choice Reading Program

Students in Mrs. Inglin’s Academic Lit. classes are required to carry a choice book to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Silent Sustained Reading, or SSR. We will have SSR for 20 minutes on those days.  Additionally, students will be required to read 20 minutes per day at home and write a short summary of 3 to 4 sentences and log the pages numbers that they read. This will be the summary portion of their weekly reading log.


Students will choose a book each 7 weeks to read and create a presentation about it. They may read more than one book per 7 week period. They may also read the same book twice in the 7 week period to increase their comprehension of the book. You may choose fiction or non-fiction, however, graphic novels or comic books are not acceptable.


Many students often choose a book, begin reading, and lose interest. To alleviate this, I use the "Ten page rule." If you lose interest in the first ten pages, you may change books. Let me know if this happens.


While you are reading your choice novel, pay attention to these things:

  • What life lesson is the author trying to teach readers through this story?
  • The book's structure; are there distinct patterns in the book, like seasons, months, etc.?
  • What does this story remind you of?


We will document our reading and enhance our comprehension of these books by writing a Reading Log. every week. 


Reading Log Requirements

Reading Logs are due every Monday.  They are worth 25 points each.  The dates on the logs should be:

  1. October 15th
  2. October 22nd
  3. October 29th
  4. November 5th 
  5. November 12th

They should be a minimum of one page in length, either handwritten or typed (handwritten pages should be single-spaced, typed in 12 point font, double-spaced) and contain the following information:

  • At the top of page: Student's name, class period, and date
  • Top line: Reading Log: (Title of Book and pages read). For example: The Chocolate War 122-175.

1.     At least half of a page consisting of SUMMARIES of daily reading.

2.     Three or four sentences of CONNECTION. What does this part of the story remind you of?

3.    Two QUESTIONS about the story. What confuses you? What do you want to know?

4.    A PREDICTION with EVIDENCE. What will happen next? What evidence from the text do you base this on?  




Your Reading Logs must collectively cover all of the pages in the book to document that you've read it in its entirety. You will turn in all of your Reading Logs in a packet with your quarterly presentation.


Quarterly Book Presentations

Over the past six weeks you have read an entire novel. Now it is time to “sell” you book to your classmates. You have one week to get your presentation ready.  Your goal is to put together a four to six minute formal business-style presentation to convince your classmates to read your book. Our first book presentations will be delivered in class the week of November 19th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Students will be required to submit a packet of five reading logs with their projects. The dates on the logs should be:

  1. October 15th
  2. October 22nd
  3. October 29th
  4. November 5th 
  5. November 12th


Book presentations are required to meet these standards:

  • Four to six minutes in length
  • Include all of the book's important information
    • Title
    • Author
    • Genre
    • Year of publication
  • Demonstrate the student's understanding of
    • Plot
    • Theme
    • Characters
    • Narrator/Point of View
    • Setting

Choice Reading Presentation

Your presentation must include:

·         A slide summarizing of the novel’s premise, or the basis of the story. Don’t give away too much!

·         Slides previewing the protagonist, antagonists, setting, and conflict

·         A brief explanation of the book’s themes, or life messages.

·         A slide suggesting who might be interested in this novel; target your audience!

·         All slides should use pictures taken from the internet; all pictures must include the web address of the picture’s source.


Book Presentation Scoring Rubric

Assessed Aspect


Points Possible

Points Earned


·         Presenter begins presentation with appropriate sales pitch.

·         Presenter exudes confidence and knowledge of the book

·         The presenter makes eye contact with various members of the audience



Content of Presentation

·         A minimum of five PowerPoint slides (not including title slide)

·         All content is written with creativity and style

·         Color scheme and layout of slides is aesthetically pleasing

·         Content is persuasive

·         Content demonstrates knowledge of the book being presented



Presentation packet

·         Submitted to Mrs. Inglin on presentation day

·         Includes printed handout view of PowerPoint show

·         Five reading logs documenting entire book has been read



Extra Credit: Dress

For ten extra-credit points: dress in business casual attire. No athletic shoes or jeans. Shirts must have a collar.

10 (EC)







Due/In Class  10/9/12

Bring in choice reading book for 20 min SSR

HW:  20 min reading and 3-4 sentences of reading log (see instructions above)


Due/In Class 10/10/12

10th, 11th, 12th graders: Final American Expository Essay Due

9th graders:  Final American Expository Paragraph Due

HW:  20 min reading and 3-4 sentences of reading log (see instructions above)


Due/In Class 10/11/12

Bring in choice reading book for 20 min SSR

Student Grade Check

HW:  20 min reading and 3-4 sentences of reading log (see instructions above)

HW: Get grade check signed by parent or guardian


Due/In Class 10/12/12

Hand in signed grade check papers

HW:  20 min reading and 3-4 sentences of reading log (see instructions above)

HW:  Complete full reading log sections 1-4 (see instructions above)  Due Monday 10/15