Block 1--Honors English 1
Freshmen Project requirements

Freshmen Project brainstorm
Final Paper Due May 25 (printing hard copy of final in the library)
Here's how to type your paper:
*Look here for formatting your paper
and here for your works cited page. Here is a sample of a works cited page SampleWrkCtd2.JPG
*Civil Rights Sit-in Slide Show and questions should have been turned in with your notesYour test for the novel is Friday. Here is a link to the novel.
Monday
1. Predict Definitions

1. “I stood up and stretched and looked across the highway at the river, so tranquil its water as blue as the sky.”
2. “I knew I would not be able to concentrate on teaching this morning.”
3. “Louis Washington, Jr., stuck up a grimy little hand.”
4. “Clay Lemon, who worked at Weber’s Café and Bar and Bait Shop and who ran errands for Felix Weber”
5. “A man said it did look gruesome and that’s why they call it Gruesome Gerty.”
6. “Mine is reading, writing, and arithmetic, yours is saving souls.”
7. “If he wants to stay in his cell unshackled—all right”
8. “Odessa Freeman’s ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ followed, and it was than a simple recitation; it was a dramatic performance.”
9. “She looked at me the way an inquisitor must have glared at his poor victims.”
10. “The only reason she didn’t put me on the rack was that she didn’t have one.”


2. Freshmen Project

Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. NF

Wednesday1. Ant/Syn
  1. Iron maiden 16. Neglect
  2. Filthy 17. Comforting
  3. Recess 18. Gallows
  4. Monstrous 19. Silence
  5. Agreeable 20. Loosened
  6. Computation 21. Investigator
  7. Assignment 22. Agitated
  8. Monologue 23. Interrogator
  9. Free 24. Criminal (n)
  10. Consider closely 25. Untroubled
  11. Address 26. Chained
  12. Division 27. Calculation
  13. Duties 28. Terrifying
  14. Grungy 29. Clean
  15. Torture device 30. forget
2.

Thursday

1. NF
*Vocabulary test on Monday


Week of 5/14
Monday
1. Predict Definitions

1. “’Probably the most rustic place you will ever visit.’ ‘Pastoral,’ she said.”
2. “I cut two slices from the chocolate cake my aunt had in the safe, then we sat down.
3. “‘Like coming here vexing me?’ he asked.”
4. “We, us, white folks all, have decided it’s time for you to die, because this is the convenient date and time.”
5. “‘Jefferson, do you know what ‘moral’ mean?’ I asked him.”
6. “‘Do you know that ‘obligation’ means?” […] ‘No matter how bad off we are, we still owe something.’”
7. “Just outside the pulpit was the little Christmas tree with its green and red strips of crepe paper for lights”
8. “I don’t want you aggravating him. He’s got just over a month.”
9. “The river still ran high from the rain we had had the past couple of months and from the water that drained into it from the bayous.”
2. Prewrite--characterization

Tuesday:

1. Ant/Syn

  1. advantageous 16. improving
  2. swamps 17. pestering
  3. cabinet 18. Freedom
  4. exemplary 19. Confetti
  5. irritating 20. Bothering
  6. plain 21. Refrigerator
  7. requirement 22. Locker
  8. bogs 23. Metropolitan
  9. rural 24. Depository
  10. streamer 25. urban
  11. primitive 26. Sophisticated
  12. tormenting 27. Soothing
  13. righteous 28. Ocean
  14. necessity 29. Corrupt
  15. opportune 30. inappropriate
2. Prewrite due Friday
3. NF


Wednesday
School is cancelled
1.
2.


Thursday

1.
2. NF
*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 5/7
Monday
1. Predict Definitions

1.She was so terrified by my voice that she jerked around to face me, then staggered back against the board.
2. [The] classes separated and moved to their respective areas
3. Ventilation into the church was by way of the fours windows on either side.
4. I was not aiming for the ruts, but I wasn’t avoiding them either.
5. It was dry, mechanical, unemotional
6. There was absolutely no proof that there had been a conspiracy between him and the other two.
7. [ Jefferson] was merely an innocent bystander.
8. A man with a modicum of intelligence would have seen that those racketeers meant no good.
9. I did not go to the trial. I did not hear the verdict.
10.She just sat there staring at the boy’s clean-cropped head..

2. Learning Log #1

Explain each quotation from A Lesson Before Dying in 5-7 sentences. Who is talking? To whom is he/she talking? What is happening in the story? Why is the quotation important?


“To die with some dignity, I suppose. I suppose that’s what she wants” (p 49).

Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. Learning Log #2
Explain each quotation from A Lesson Before Dying in 5-7 sentences. Who is talking? To whom is he/she talking? What is happening in the story? Why is the quotation important?


“'I'm a old hog,' he said. 'Youmans don't stay in no stall like this. I'm a old hog they fattening up to kill.'” (p 83).
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn

  1. ditches 16. surplus
  2. crumb 17. onlooker
  3. scheme 18. Tracks
  4. corresponding 19. Military haircut
  5. wobbled 20. Faithfulness
  6. emotionless 21. Indefinite
  7. ruling (n) 22. Passionate
  8. spectator 23. Sentence
  9. oxygenation 24. Purification
10.trenches 25. Teetered
11.buzz cut 26. Stood still
12.impersonal 27. Shaggy
13. whole 28. smidge
14. counterplot 29. Accusation
15. each 30. participant
2. Learning Log #3
Explain each quotation from A Lesson Before Dying in 5-7 sentences. Who is talking? To whom is he/she talking? What is happening in the story? Why is the quotation important?


"You know the answer yourself, Grant. You love them more than you hate this place" (94).


Thursday

1. Learning Log #4
2. NF
Week of 4/30
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--Use the poem "Harlem" to find your sentences: raucous, cascading, resolution, mourning, rhapsody, a Capella, wrench, "huddled masses," gospel, hustling
2. Prewrite--Word Net


Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. Rough Draft
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn

1.rowdy 15. Bull dozing
2. testament 16. Calm
3.Concert 17. Quiet
4.Rushing 18. Ache
5. Multitude 19. Overflowing
6.Convulsion 20. Working class
7. Ear-piercing 21. Settlement
8. Literary work 22. Problem
9. Spilling 23. Rejoicing
10.Crying 24. “rank and file”
11.Declaration 25. Silence
12. cramp 26. Scripture
13.Stopping to smell the roses 27. Lamenting
14. Symphony 28. Massage (n)
29. chaotic
30. laughing

2. word net poem


Thursday

1. NF
2. Word net poem

*Poetry Packet/questions
*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week 4/23
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--


2. Works Cited Page for Freshmen project due tomorrow. Remember:YOU SHOULD HAVE 2 PRINT SOURCES, 1 MEDIA SOURCE, 4 DIGITAL SOURCES.

Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. Rough Draft


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn

  1. Barbarous 16. Mobocracy
  2. Fidelity 17. Preachment
  3. Consequential 18. Faithlessness
  4. Bafflingly 19. Discharged
  5. Heartbroken 20. Unremarkable
  6. Fathomably 21. Misguide
  7. Restored (adj) 22. Devastated
  8. Freed 23. Obscurely
  9. Lecture 24. Forgiven
  10. Overjoyed 25. Concentrate
  11. Turmoil 26. Address
  12. Condemned (adj) 27. Devotion
  13. Direct 28. Harmony
  14. Savage 29. Humane
  15. Restrained 30. substantial
2. Rough draft due tomorrow
3. NF


Thursday

1. NF--answer the questions on "Innocents Lost"
2.

*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week 4/9

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary can be found in the article: defy, hostility, nonviolence, blatant, lecturing, protest, boycott, peculiar, overtones, absolutely


Use the article on Segregated Schools to complete your Predictions


2. Prewrite --book/movie review

Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. Rough Draft


Speak is a novel about ……. (character) is _, _, and .

First Melinda is _.

Furthermore Melinda is _.

Foremost Melinda is .

Finally, (Restate the thesis). (Leave the reader a lesson or something to think about related to Melinda and the book)
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. welcome 16.calm
  2. eject 17. Abnormal
  3. hooligan 18. Drive away
  4. serfdom 19. Prompts
  5. bondsman 20. Racists
  6. messed up 21. Good citizen
  7. trial 22. Activates
  8. functional 23. Paradox
  9. bigoted 24. Test period
  10. fidgety 25. Satire
  11. funeral 26. Apprenticeship
  12. unprejudiced 27. Twist
  13. deactivates 28. Liberation
  14. culprit 29. Outlaw
  15. dealing with dead bodies 30. On pins and needles
2. Revision (signed by an adult and improved)


Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final


*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week 4/2
*FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Partner activity
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Speak


1. I feel itchy inside my skin—antsy that’s what my mother would call it.
2. She completely ignores the fact that I was never in, and that she dumped me, banished me from even the shadows of Martha glory.
3. She launches into a sob story about how much she hates being a Marthadrone. Indentured servitude would be better.
4. My mother can’t believe it: a living breathing friend on the front porch for her maladjusted daughter!
5. She’s not about to be beat by some weirdo hushquiet delinquent who used to be her friend.
6. The sun appears butter-yellow and so warm it coaxes tulips out of the crusty mud. A miracle.
7. She might love it—no arguing that way. But when I’d have to wear the clothes she picked out. Conundrum—a three-point word.
8. I am protesting the tone of this lesson as racist, intolerant, and xenophobic.
9. I get my results. I should consider a career in (a) forestry (b) firefighting (c) communications (d) mortuary science.
10. My normally harried, rushed mother always turns into a strung-out retail junkie just before Turkey Day.


2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. Rough Draft


Speak is a novel about ……. (character) is _, _, and .

First Melinda is _.

Furthermore Melinda is _.

Foremost Melinda is .

Finally, (Restate the thesis). (Leave the reader a lesson or something to think about related to Melinda and the book)
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. welcome 16.calm
  2. eject 17. Abnormal
  3. hooligan 18. Drive away
  4. serfdom 19. Prompts
  5. bondsman 20. Racists
  6. messed up 21. Good citizen
  7. trial 22. Activates
  8. functional 23. Paradox
  9. bigoted 24. Test period
  10. fidgety 25. Satire
  11. funeral 26. Apprenticeship
  12. unprejudiced 27. Twist
  13. deactivates 28. Liberation
  14. culprit 29. Outlaw
  15. dealing with dead bodies 30. On pins and needles
2. Revision (signed by an adult and improved)


Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final


*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 3/26--Spring BreakWeek of 3/19
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Speak
1. The guys in the back holler something obscene.
2. We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of American…\
3. It gives me time to scan the cafeteria for a friendly face or an inconspicuous corner.
4. The hot lunch is turkey with reconstituted dried mashed potatoes and gravy.
5. I went through a demented phase when I thought that roses should cover everything.
6. Errant student races down hall, waving and smiling.
7. She’s smudging mascara under her eyes to look exhausted and wan.
8. She wants to hear all about our day, how long I’ve lived in town, and asks little sideways questions about my parent.
9. I vaguely recognize a couple; the rest must have gone to the other middle school.
10. We operate in two realities simultaneously.
2. Learning Log/Diary


The book Speak is a lot like a diary written by Melinda of her life as a freshman. You’re going spend a week collecting thoughts about your school day. Each day, you must write a minimum of 10 sentences about the things happening at school and/or at home and how you feel as they happen. You can be as serious or humorous as you’d like—but you may not be obscene or inappropriate.
Monday—at least 10 sentences
Tuesday—at least 10 sentences
Wednesday—at least 10 sentences
Thursday—at least 10 sentences


Tuesday:

1. Actual Definitions
2. at least 10 sentences
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
2. at least 10 sentences



Thursday

1. NF
2. at least 10 sentences


*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 3/12
*Figurative Language group work--due when novel is finished in class



Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in A Separate Peace


  1. He flailed back against the evergreens, and the jugs appeared to spring out of the snow.
  2. His eyes bulged, and blood vessels in his throat began to pulsate, until at length I lowered the jug.
  3. The escape we had concocted this afternoon of momentary, illusory, special and separate peace.
  4. But if that meant austerity toward strangers it also meant mornings of glory such as this one.
  5. The sun was the blessing of the morning, the one celebrating element, an aesthete with no purpose except to shed radiance.
  6. The responsibility for continuing the conversation, since I had forced it to be superficial was mine.
  7. Then these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs.
  8. There was an interval of a few seconds when no one was near him.
  9. If they do nothing worse, they’re going to bore Finny to death.
  10. I took the suitcase from the corner where it had been accumulating dust and put what he would need into it.
2. Prewrite--characterization

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Body--trait 1
A. State the Trait
B. Define the trait
C. Give examples/quotation
D. Connect to a similar story/situation
E. Why does it matter to the story?
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. Dreamt up 16. Thrashed
  2. Harshness 17. Aficionado
  3. Beat 18. Pandemonium
  4. Connoisseur 19. Plague
  5. Flimsy 20. Trivial
  6. Pummeled 21. Captivate
  7. Intermission 22. Continuation
  8. Harmony 23. Barbarian
  9. Throb 24. compiling
  10. Stockpiling 25. Time out
  11. Bother 26. Dispersing
  12. Affection 27. Riot
  13. Coldness 28. Analytical
  14. Cooked up 29. Demolished
  15. Flapped 30. Remain still
2. Revision


Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final Draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 3/5
*Banned Book Project due: March 6

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in A Separate Peace


1.It was more perpendicular and strait-laced [than I remembered it] with narrower windows and shinier woodwork.
2. In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought.
3. It was a raw, nondescript time of year, toward November.
4. It was surprising that I had overlooked that, that crucial fact.
5. “ I had more money and success and ‘security’ than in the days when specters seemed to go up and down them with me.”
6. …a large yard, a group of trees, three similar dormitories, a circle of old houses living together in contentious harmony.
7. It had loomed in my memory as a huge lone spike dominating the riverbank.
8. “The tree was not only stripped by the cold season, it seemed weary from age, enfeebled, dry.”
9. “What I like is that it’s such a cinch!”


2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Introduction
A. Summary of the novel (1-3 sentences)
B. Definition of “watershed” (Quotation from pg 40 that supports your point—only use phrases not the whole sentence)
C. Thesis: _ created the most effects in Gene’s life


2. Actual Definitions
3. NF


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. debilitated 16. Quarrelsome
  2. implied 17. Vertical
  3. Antagonistic 18. Unimportant
  4. Exhausted 19. Cake walk
  5. Phantom 20. Fell away
  6. Critical 21. Combative
  7. Towered 22. Hostile
  8. Invigorated 23. Upright
  9. Explicit 24. Peaceful
  10. Plumb 25. Hinted at
  11. Unwelcoming 26. Favorable
  12. Agreeable 27. Crippled
  13. Overshadowed 28. Piece of cake
  14. Tip of the iceberg 29. Vital
  15. Rigid 30. ghost
2. Revision


Thursday

1. NF

*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 2/26
*Class plays--script due Feb 23, performance Feb 27
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Most Dangerous Game" : repast, faint, protruding, ranker, placid, charred, concealment, inevitable, surged, wholly
1. One of us is to furnish a repast for the hounds. The other will sleep in an excellent bed. 2. Nothing escaped those searching black eyes, no crushed blade of grass, not bent twig, no mark no matter how faint in the moss.

  1. His foot touched the protruding bough that was the trigger.
  2. The vegetation grew ranker, dense, insects bit him savagely
  3. That had been a placid pastime compared to his digging now.
  4. He crouched behind the stump of a lightning-charred tree.
  5. He leaped up from his place of concealment. Then he cowered back.
  6. He could flee. That was postponing the inevitable.
  7. He saw the lean figure of General Zaroff; just ahead of him Rainsford made out another figure whose wide shoulders surged through the tall jungle weeds.
  8. The knife, driven by the recoil of the spring had not wholly failed.

2. Prewrite create a Venn Diagram comparing General Zaroff to Rainsford

Tuesday:

1. Prewrite complete
2. Actual Definitions


Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. partially 16. preventable
  2. privacy 17. Exposure
  3. grew 18. totally
  4. restful 19. Troubled
  5. singed 20. Wraps
  6. shrinking 21. Overhanging
  7. Sparser 22. Burned
  8. more Crowded 23. Banquet
  9. Altogether 24. Avoidable
  10. Fateful 25. Feast
  11. Dim 26. Muted
  12. Shooting out 27. Jam-packed
  13. Mounted 28. Peaceful
  14. Bright 29. Fast (n)
  15. Receded 30. inescapable
2. Rough Draft


Thursday

1. NF

*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 2/19
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Most Dangerous Game" : dread, suggestive, palpable, tangible, indolently, deliberate, opaqueness, vigor, menacing, lacerated
2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. Rough draft
I. Intro
A. Summary of the story
B. Thesis sentence: (Character) is (trait 1) and (Trait 2)
II. Body--trait 1
A.State Trait
B. Define Trait
C. Examples/Quotation
D. Connection
E. Why it matters


III. Body--trait 2
A.State Trait
B. Define Trait
C. Examples/Quotation
D. Connection
E. Why it matters
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn


  1. purposeful 16. Darkness
  2. stabbed 17. Stitched
  3. potency 18. Careless
  4. unclearness 19. Actively
  5. Dangerous 20. Tactile
  6. Inactivity 21. Intimidating
  7. Touchable 22. Visible
  8. Perceivable 23. Symbolic
  9. Ambiguous 24. Alarm
  10. Sluggishly 25. Healthiness
  11. Encouraging 26. Anticipation
  12. Distinct 27. unreal
  13. Mutilated 28. Invisible
  14. Expressive 29. Designful
  15. Inability 30. light

2. Revision--have an adult read and make suggestions for improvement, then rewrite your paper so it's better.


Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofreading/Final Draft
*Make sure you had a peer revision from a classmate



Week of 2/12
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Bet"
2. Prewrite



Tuesday:

1. Rough draft--3 paragraphs

I. Intro
A. Summary of "The Bet"
B. Thesis: (Character) is (trait 1) and (trait 2)
II. Body--trait 1
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Give exmaple(S) and quotation
D. Connect to another story
E. Explain why it matters to the story
II. Body--trait 1
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Give exmaple(S) and quotation
D. Connect to another story
E. Explain why it matters to the story
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. fumbled 16. rejection
2. Preference 17. Deliberately
3. Bizarre 18. Uneagerly
4. Uncoordinatedly 19. Incomprehensible
5. Directly 20. Theism
6. Faith 21. Uncommon
7. Grades 22. Wise
8. Enthusiastically 23. worriedly
9. Felt blindly 24. calmly
10. Customary 25. passionately
11. Intervals 26. critically
12. Honestly 27. foolish
13. Willy-nillily 28. notches
14. Wish 29. disbelief
15. Knowledgeable 30. searched
2. Revision--have an adult read and make suggestions for improvement, then rewrite your paper so it's better.



Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofreading/Final Draft
*Make sure you had a peer revision from a classmate


*Vocabulary test on Monday
Week of 2/5Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of..."
afford, vagabond, deliberate, ornery, yarn, finesse, transcendent, roused, dilapidated, conjectured
2. Learning Log #1



write 6-8 sentences reflecting on the answer.
Learning Log #1
When your friend tells you a story, how do you know if he or she is exaggerating or being serious? Can you think of a time when you knew your friend was embellishing the truth?

Tuesday:

1.Learning Log #2: 6-8 sentences

Learning Log #2
Do you know anyone who likes to play tricks on people? Give an example of a trick he/she tried. Did it work? How does it make you feel if you are tricked by another person?
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. cautious 16. Aimless
2. grouchy 17. Chronicle
3. down-and-out 18. Hasty
4. portrayal 19. Boundless
5. craft 20. Hypothesized
6. ordinary 21. In good repair
7. pleasant 22. Disbelieved
8. withhold 23. Issue (V)
9. mindful 24. Awakened
10. lulled 25. Estimated
11. ramshackle 26. Crumbling
12. revitalized 27. Otherworldly
13. furnish 28. Artfulness
14. incapability 29. Quarrelsome
15. tall tale 30. migratory
2. Learning Log #3--write a 6-8 line play describing a frog race.



Thursday

1. NF
2. Learning Log #4--write 6-8 sentences
Do you know anyone who talks too much and tells too many stories? If so, how do you “escape” when you’re finished listening? How does it make you feel?
*Complete Comic strip on Jumping Frog
*Vocabulary test on Monday



Week of 1/29
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "Advice to Youth"
unerring, preposterous, peerless, eminence, frankly, sufficient, intentional, beseechingly, tender, didactic
2. Prewrite--on "advice"

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft--2-3 minute speech
Speech "Advice to Middle 8th Graders"
I. Introduction/Give Name
II. Purpose for speech
III. Pieces of Advice (at least 3 pieces with 1 proverb)
IV. Conclusion/Final Thoughts
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. Sane 16. Laughable
2. Perfect 17. Secretively
3. In truth 18. Notability
4. Deficient 19. Mistaken
5. Purposeful 20. Enthusiastically
6. ½-heartedly 21. Infantile
7. Matchless 22. Accidental
8. Significance 23. Persuasively
9. Outrageous 25. mature
10. Academic 25. Secondary
11. Scholarly 26. Openly
12. Prearranged 27. Acceptable
13. Childish 28. Lacking
14. Urgently 29. Dishonor
15.Unrivaled 30. true

2. Rough Draft continued
Speech "Advice to Middle 8th Graders"
I. Introduction/Give Name
II. Purpose for speech
III. Pieces of Advice (at least 3 pieces with 1 proverb)
IV. Conclusion/Final Thoughts


Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday