10th- Language Arts – February 18th- 22nd  

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. We will be pick up where we left off last week discussing superstates. As the story progresses, we will take a closer look at the literary elements prevalent in the novel, with a focus on tone, syntax, imagery, plot and characterization. We will have an exam on Part 2, Chapter 5 through Part 3, Chapter 2 on Tuesday, February 26th.

Friday is a half-day, AM schedule and we will not have class.

Important Dates

Tuesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 10

Wednesday Homework: Part 3, Chapter 1

Thursday Homework: Part 3, Chapter 2

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10th- Language Arts – February 11th-15th

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. We will be discussing freedom fighters, important writings regarding ideologies and political systems that operate in the world.

Important Dates

Tuesday Homework: Finish Chapter 8

Wednesday Homework: First half of Chapter 9 (pages 170-199)

Thursday Homework: Second half of Chapter 9 (pages 200-218)

10th- Language Arts – February 4th-8th

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. We will focus on the relationship dynamic between the two main characters of the story. During the week, we will focus on major propaganda campaigns in world history. Students will be presenting on Thursday and Friday.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 5 / Google Classroom Response Question

Tuesday Homework: Propaganda Project

Wednesday Homework: Propaganda Project

Thursday: Present Projects

Friday: Present Projects

Friday Homework: Part 2, Chapters 6-7

10th- Language Arts January 28th – February 1st

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. We will focus on topics such as repression, relationships and values that people look for in others. There will be number of Google Hangout responses that students will be responsible for completing throughout the week relating to the reading material. There is an exam on Friday. 

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 2 / Google Hangout

Tuesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 3 / Google Hangout

Wednesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 4 / Google Hangout

Friday: Exam Part 2 Chapters 1-4

Language Arts January 22nd – 25th

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. We will be discussing the Newspeak project that they completed last week to better understand the complexity of language and the power behind it. This week we also see the 2+2=5 concept, which will be a discussion topic on Thursday. There is an exam on chapters 6-8 on Friday.

This Friday follows the PM half-day schedule, therefore there will be class Friday.

Important Dates

Tuesday Homework: Part 1, Chapter 6-7

Wednesday Homework: Chapter 8 (with written guide)

Thursday Homework:  Study

Friday: Exam Part 1, Chapters 6-8

Friday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 1 (with questions)

10th- Language Arts January 14th – 18th

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell. Students will also be discussing major themes presented in the book, the role of Big Brother as a supernatural figure and the usage of Newspeak as a means to control a population.

This Friday follows the AM half-day schedule, therefore, there is no class on Friday. 

Important Dates

Monday Homework: P1. Chapter 4

Tuesday Homework: P1. Chapter 5

Wednesday Homework: Written Response (finish activity)

Thursday Homework: P1. Chapters 6-7 with questions

Language Arts January 7th – 11th

Welcome Back Students!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a safe and restful vacation. This week we will be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

This quarter, we will be reading 1984 by George Orwell. This iconic book, published in 1949, paints a picture of a future where the government has eyes and ears inside of everyone’s homes and lives. No one is safe. As we move further and further into a digital future, where privacy is one of our greatest concerns, this book is more relevant than ever.

This week we will begin reading and discussing the novel with a close look at language, style and early themes.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Cover book / Finish P1.Ch1 with notes

Tuesday Homework: P1. Ch2 with notes

Wednesday Homework: P1. Ch3

Thursday Homework: Study

Friday: Exam P1. Chs 1-3

Language Arts – December 3rd – 7th

Happy Holidays! We are in the final week of 2018! This week we will be reviewing for semester exams and exams begin on Wednesday, December 12th! Exam study guides have been posted to Google Classroom and we have already begun reviewing these topics in class.

Students are allowed to utilize their notebooks for this exam, so it is highly recommended that they organize and revise their notes.

Due to the format of the exams, students must bring their electronic devices (tablet with a keyboard or laptop) to complete the exam. Students must also bring earbuds/headphones. 

Important Dates

Monday/Tuesday: Review days

Wednesday: Language Arts Semester Exam (2nd time slot)

Language Arts – December 3rd – 7th

This week in Language Arts we will continue studying Rhetoric and Argument. Students will be practicing identifying the elements of a rhetorical situation and we will begin the SOAPS process. There is no class on Thursday due to the Songfest performances. On Friday we begin reviewing for semester exams.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Activity: Identifying Rhetorical Context (pg. 64)

Tuesday Homework: Activity: Shifting The Rhetorical Situation (pg. 65)

Thursday Homework: Review Materials from Q1 (to be announced)

Language Arts – November 26th – 30th

This week in Language Arts we will continue practicing identifying syntax, diction, tone, figurative language, imagery and theme based upon the analysis principles that we have been developing this quarter. Students will have an exam on Wednesday. Towards the end of the week, we will begin our Rhetoric and Argument unit.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Style & Theme Assignment (pg. 52)

Tuesday Homework: Study

Wednesday: Exam on Language and Style

Thursday Homework: Read Introduction (pgs 55-59)

Friday Homework: Identifying Claims (pg 61)