Wednesday, October 31, 2007

AGENDA 10/31

Check in regarding Advisory goals--bring evidence of progress toward one of your goals
Advisory: Transformation Altar--connections between Catcher in the Rye and remembering our loved ones--that which impedes our progress and propels us forward.

HW: Read Chapter 18 of Catcher in the Rye and finish your Transformation Altar by Friday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

AGENDA 10/30

Grammar Warm-up: Pronoun Consistency
Finish presenting dialogue scenes between Holden and Sally from Chapter 17 of Catcher in the Rye.

HW: Read Chapter 18 of Catcher in the Rye for Thursday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

AGENDA 10/17

Advisory: Talking to Teachers and Getting Involved on Campus
REMINDER: Submit SMART goals sheets to your advisor if you haven't already. On 10/31, bring proof that you are meeting at least ONE of your three SMART goals.

HW: Read Ch. 10 of Catcher and continue to mark symbols. Attend three club meetings (has to be the same club!) and complete the Getting Involved handout before 11/28.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

AGENDA 10/16

Grammar warm-up: Misplaced Modifiers

Seminar: Discuss chapters 7-9 of Catcher using sem prep handout from yesterday

HW: Read chapter 10 for Thursday.

REMINDERS: Advisory tomorrow: have you turned in your goal-setting sheets? Also, binder checks on Thursday. Make sure you have your binder organized in 5 sections--Grammar, Vocabulary, Independent Reading, Writing, and Current Unit.

Monday, October 15, 2007

AGENDA 10/15

Reading Quiz: Catcher in the Rye, chapters 4-8
Seminar preparation: Chapters 7-9. Select quotation, create discussion question, and write response for each of the three chapters in preparation for tomorrow's seminar.

HW: Finish seminar prep if needed.

Friday, October 12, 2007

AGENDA 10/12

Happy Homecoming!

Grammar Quiz: Verbs Post-test

When finished, begin reading chapters 7 and 8 of The Catcher in the Rye.

HW: Read Chapters 7 and 8 of The Catcher in the Rye. Continue to note the symbols mentioned on the bookmark. READING QUIZ ON MONDAY over Chapters 4-8 of The Catcher in the Rye. Please be sure to bring your books on Monday.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

AGENDA 10/11

Finish discussing "Everyday Symbols."
Guided Notes: Unlocking Symbols in Literature

Seminar: The Catcher in the Rye chapters 4 and 5--discuss symbols, characters, and main ideas.

Turn in final drafts and rough drafts of persuasive letters.

HW: Read chapter 6 of The Catcher in the Rye and study for tomorrow's grammar quiz on verbs!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

AGENDA 10/10

Quickwrite: Have you ever lost someone close to you? What impact might it have on a young person to lose someone dear to him or her? If a person reacts to grief or loss with physical violence (for example, punching a wall or throwing a chair), what might this reaction say about the person or the person's emotions?

Discuss symbolism activity from yesterday (wedding band, bald eagle, and Holden's hat)
Review business letter format

HW: Persuasive letters due tomorrow--please print two copies and bring rough draft(s).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Grammar Practice: Verbs
QUIZ ON VERBS FRIDAY! Study subject-verb agreement, parallelism, and verb tense errors

Discuss Ch. 4 of Catcher in the Rye: compare Stradlater and Ackley

Unlocking Symbols in Literature Activity, part I: Everyday Symbols

HW: Study for Grammar Quiz on Friday
Read Ch. 5 of Catcher in the Rye and note any symbols that appear, using bookmark to guide you

Monday, October 8, 2007


Quickwrite: Find and copy down a brief quotation from Ch. 2 that reveals Holden's personality. What does this suggest or convey about Holden or Holden's attitudes?

Pass out Catcher in the Rye bookmarks: use to track symbols on post-it notes throughout the novel

Read chapter 3 and track symbols

HW: Read chapter 4 and track symbols. Continue polishing persuasive letters.

REMINDER: Persuasive letters due THURSDAY!
Turn in 2 copies, typed, and in letter format, with correct address and your signature
Make sure to include 2 vocabulary words and 3 stylistic devices. Turn in rough draft(s) as well.

Friday, October 5, 2007


Grammar Warm-up: Verbs quiz next Tuesday
Vocabulary quiz: Persuasive Unit Vocabulary

Final Draft of Persuasive Letter Due by Wednesday
- bring 2 copies
- include two vocab words
- include three style revisions from sheet
Due Monday--Independent Reading book--be at pg. 50 or beyond
Turn in Advisory Goal-setting sheets

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Vocabulary Warm-up: Persuasion Unit

Notes on the Anti-Hero
Begin reading Ch. 1 and 2 of The Catcher in the Rye

HW: Finish reading Ch. 2 of Catcher; study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Advisory: Goal Setting
Discuss SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely
Complete SMART goals sheets: 1 personal/wellness goal, 1 educational goal, and 1 occupational goal (career, college, or job-related) for short-term goals
Complete Intermediate Goal sheet for an overview of all three goals for the semester

HW: Goals sheets due MONDAY. Turn in to Pust, who will give them to your advisor.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Grammar Warm-up: Verbs, verbs, verbs again!
Visit from Mrs. Jago
Work on revising persuasive letters: add 2 vocabulary words and 3 stylistic devices (choose 3 from among: telegraphic sentence, sentence w/ colon, anaphora, catalogue, or interrupted sentence)
Bring letter drafts to class tomorrow