Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Summer 2017!

Please don't forget your reading requirements for the following school year:

English Department



English Department Faculty

Jennifer Pust - Department Chair
Pete Barraza
Amy Chapman
Gilda De La CruzRandy Denis
Stephanie Dew
Kathleen Faas
Helen Fernandez
Nathan Fulcher
Diane Gonsalves
Noemi Gonzalez
Annette Gromala
Chon Lee
Meredith Louria
Tisha Reichle
Marla Schwartz
Andrea Shore
Paul Sinfield
Maria Stevens
Diane Toppel
Tina Ustation
Megan Walker
Kitaro Webb

Summer Reading for 2017

Over the summer, Samohi students are required to read two books.  You can get the books from a library or bookstore. (Santa Monica Public Library branches will have many copies.)  Then help your child make time to read them—a daily half-hour is perfect—and ask your child regularly about what’s happening.  Parents, if you too read the assigned books, the experience will be especially rewarding—for both of you! For complete 2017 Summer Reading information, all required titles, and free-choice recommendations.


Summer Reading 2017 Selections

1. The Martian by Andy Weir
Mark Watney is both a botanist and a mechanical engineer. After a freak accident, the rest of his crew leaves him on the Martian surface, thinking he was dead. The rest of the book is about how Watney tries to survive and the rescue efforts taken by NASA to retrieve him.

2. One Free Choice Book - Recommendations >
Honors AP Also Read:Incoming 9HP: Kindred - Octavia E. Butler
Incoming 10HP: Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Incoming 11AP: The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
Incoming 12AP: Candide - Voltaire and
The Bible, (following selections):

Old Testament
Genesis Ch 1 to 9; 11, 22
Exodus Ch 1-14; 19 to 20
Judges Ch 13 to 16
Ruth Ch 1 to 4
Job Ch 1 to 3; 8 to 10; 38, 42
Ecclesiastes Ch 1 to 3; 12
Song of Solomon Ch 1 to 4
Jonah Ch 1 to 4

New Testament
Matthew Ch 1 to 7; 24 to 28
Luke Ch 24
John Ch 20 to 21

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Final Weekly Agendas

1984

Finish reading Book 3 for Monday, May 22nd
-discussion credit

Character Venn due Friday, May 26th.

Independent Reading Book Report due June 2nd, in hand.

Final Timed Essay on 1984 on final day, Wednesday, June 7th

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Weekly Agenda 5.8-5.12

1984

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Goldstein’s Book
-”War is Peace” Worksheet
-”Ignorance is Strength”
--key concepts
HW Read and Finish Book 3 for Thursday.

WEDNESDAY
SSR

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Quiz: Analyze the significance of ideas present in passages from both “War is Peace” and “Ignorance is Strength”

Begin discussion of Book 3
-s/m/t:T.A.C
--symbols related to dehumanization
HW Read Book 3, Chapter 1 for Monday, Chapter 2 for Tuesday.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly Agenda 5.1-5.5

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Review Book 2, Chapters 1-6
HW Read Chapters 7 and 8 by THURSDAY: prepare to contrast Inner and Outer party.
AND, continue to add to Venn Draft.

WEDNESDAY
SSR (no entry)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Review Chapters 7 and 8
-symbolism of items Inner party has access to
HW Begin reading Chapter 9, read through page 166 for MONDAY.  Fill in answers to numbers 1-10.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekly Agenda 4.24-4.28

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Continue working on Body Biography for Winston
-collect evidence and connect it to body parts

Review Chapters 2-3
-essential language
-symbols to motif
-add answers and evidence to question worksheet
HW Read through Chapter 4 for Thursday, Read Chapter 5 for FRIDAY.

WEDNESDAY
Journals Due #s6-8

THURSDAY
Continue Review-Chapters 3-4

Begin Body Bio for Julia

FRIDAY
SSR
Finish Questions for Chapter 5
HW Read through Chapters 6-7 for MONDAY.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly Agenda 4.17-4.21

1984

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Slides/Notes:
Tajfel (bio)-”Social Identity Theory”
-application to high school
-application to 1984

Review Chapters 7-8

Character Venn Assignment
and Body Biography Template

NEXT
Vocabulary Quiz FRIDAY
HW for THURSDAY, read Book 2, Chapter 1

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#8

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Chapter 1
Continue work on Body Biography

Vocabulary Quiz

HW Read Book 2, Chapters 2-3 for Tuesday.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SPRING BREAK

Recommended Reading
Finish chapters 7-8 of 1984

Extra Credit Journal #99
on 1984 or your Independent title, complete 1 journal entry (A1,A2, +2 others)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly Agenda 3.27-3.31

1984

MONDAY
“Survival” Essay Draft 2
-rubric
-peer group read around
-peer swap
--edit/revise
FINAL Essay due FRIDAY to turnitin.com
HW Read Chapters 5-6 for WEDNESDAY.

TUESDAY
On-Demand Timed Writing: 9th grade common assessment

WEDNESDAY
Laptop work: Essay revisions
OR, work on backside of 1984 Questions Worksheet

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Slides/Notes:
Tajfel (bio)-”Social Identity Theory”
-application to high school
-application to 1984

Review Chapter 5-6
Review Chapters 7-8
-Character Study
SPRING BREAK
Recommended Reading
BOOK
2, Chap 1-5 due Monday, APRIL 17th
Extra Credit: JOURNAL ENTRY #99

Sunday, March 19, 2017

1984 Reading Schedule UPDATED 4.17

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BOOK
1, Chap 1&2 due MONDAY, March 20th
1, Chap 3&4 due FRIDAY,  March 24th
1, Chap 5&6 due FRIDAY, March 31st
SPRING BREAK

Recommended Reading
1, Chap 7&8 due MONDAY, APRIL 17th (quiz 1)
Extra Credit: JOURNAL ENTRY #99



BOOK 2
2, Chap 1-5 due FRIDAY, APRIL 28th
2, Chap 6-8 due MONDAY, MAY 1st
2, Chap 9&10 due FRIDAY, May 5th
(Book 2 Quiz)


BOOK 3
3, Chap 1&2 due
3, Chap 3&4 due
3, Chap 5&6 due
(Book 3 Quiz)

Weekly Agenda 3.20-3.24 (UPDATED)

1984


MONDAY/TUESDAY
Review, Verify, Improve
SORs -statements of reasoning-
-laptop drafting


Introduction to 1984
-bridge from Hiroshima
-Orwell (Eric Blair) Biography
Descartes and “Thumbprint”
Reading Schedule
HW Read Chapters 3-4 and write 3Qs for FRIDAY.
AND, DRAFT 1 due Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR (no journal entry)


THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Revise Draft 1
-counter claims
-evidence
-organization

Review Chapters 3-4
-class discussion
-characterization paragraph

cont’ Introduction to 1984 (slides/notes)
-historical/political terms: socialism, communism, Stalinism, Marxism
-terms: Orwellian, big brother, thought police
-terms: autocracy, dystopia, negative utopia


Vocabulary List and Fun Sheet -Quiz after Spring Break
HW Read Chapters 5-6 for WEDNESDAY and write 3Qs, and identify 2-3 possible symbols.
AND, DRAFT 2 due MONDAY, typed; Timed writing Tuesday,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekly Agenda 3.13-3.17

HIROSHIMA


MONDAY/TUESDAY
Newspaper Presentations


Argument Prompt
-FLTS
Journal #7: Timed Writing Practice
-student model
-quick grade peer response


Review Yamaguchi Obituary
-connections to essential question
HW Write an argument timed response to the prompt about Hiroshima. #7 in Journal.


WEDNESDAY
Review Timed Writing, Journal #7
Exchange HIROSHIMA for 1984
HW Work on claim and draft for essay, due THURSDAY/FRIDAY

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Introduction to 1984
-bridge from Hiroshima
-Orwell (Eric Blair) Biography
Reading Schedule


Work on drafts, revise and edit.
HW Read Chapter 1-2 and write 3Qs for MONDAY.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Weekly Agenda 3.6-3.10


HIROSHIMA UNIT

HW due for MON/TUES
-bring textbook,volume 1
-edit newspaper article
-research evidence to respond to Essential Seminar Question (optional)


MONDAY-TUESDAY (BLOCK)
Socratic Seminar
-Consult with Partner
-Fishbowl Seminar


Small Groups
-textbook reading choices
--read/review
---consider argument questions about survival


Finish period with Newspaper work
HW Newspaper due for Presentation, Friday.  
AND, #6 due tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY
GROUP WORK
-article final edits
-design and final arrangement
HW All group members are responsible for editing


THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Continue Newspaper work
NEWSPAPERS DUE!
-present
HW Read “Survival is Your Own Responsibility” by Daryl R. Miller; AND, Yamaguchi Obituary: collect and connect.  Prepare to share.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Agenda 2.27-3.3

HIROSHIMA

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Chapter 5 and connect to OP. ED. piece.

GROUP WORK
-review lead paragraphs
--see article criteria rubric
-next steps
-research, writing, and design

WEDNESDAY
SSR #6 (due next WED)
HW “Nuclear Worksheet” -prepare for FRIDAY; Fishbowl Socratic Pair Review Sheet

THURSDAY/FRIDAY (block)
Akira Kurasawa’s “Dreams”
-different perspectives

SEMINAR
-graded discussion
HW Final Journal Article
NEXT
THURSDAY
-NEWSPAPER DUE

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly Agenda 2.20-2.24 (Updated 2.22)

HIROSHIMA


P r e s i d e n t ’ s  D a y


TUESDAY
Review Headline, Lead
Group Work


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journals due #1-5, 25pts
HW READ Chapter 5 for Thursday; HW Read the textbook story: “The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt” p153, and answer 1-4 for THURSDAY


THURSDAY
Review Chapter 5

Group Work

Review "The Moral Logic of Survivor's Guilt"


FRIDAY
Op. Ed.: “An Anniversary to Forget”
-close-reading, annotations
-model of opinion editorial
HW Individual Articles due for review by group for MONDAY

NEXT
Look at Argument Prompt

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Agenda 2.13-2.17

HIROSHIMA

Monday
Review Chapters 3-4
-Shinto Religion
-Complex Obligations
--On/Gimu
Initial Group Meeting
HW SSR tomorrow, #4 due later this week.

Tuesday
SSR #5


WEDNESDAY
Review Chapter 4
-STAGES OF ILLNESS
-character trajectory
-Hiroshima as a character

Thursday-Friday
First group meeting (see assignments)
-choose topic
-assign subtopics
-review requirements
-assign roles
HW begin  RESEARCH on subtopic

FRIDAY-VOCAB QUIZ
Review basics of a journalistic style article:
-headline, byline, lead paragraph, explanation, additional information
-paraphrase or summary: define both
-signal phrase for context, credentials
-value of evidence
HW READ Chapter 5 by February 23

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