Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for College Prep. 2022--2023
For planning purposes, these assignments are usually etched in stone.
* Last minute changes and resource modifications may not be posted.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/ela/0311.pdf

The full schedule is usually posted by Monday night.

 

 Week Starting 8/31/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Weekly Schedule

Syllabus: First Day Policies and Procedures.  Be nice.

Survey Distribution and instructions

Building Tour

Students will know classroom expectations.

Students will understand the policies and procedures.

Students will write in complete sentences in the form of a statement.

Work on your survey.
2 Due to the rotating schedule and holiday, no classes will meet for a second time this week.  

 

 

 

 

 

Week starting 9/6/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Survey Quality Check
 

"Ask Mr. M." activity

 

 

Students will peer evaluate the survey to ensure that the directions are being followed and that adequate effort has been applied to this course level.

Students will demonstrate the usage of commas in nouns of direct address.

 

Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M. in class.

 

 

2  Time allotted for working on your surveys Know:  Students will find and bookmark the website.
Understand: That every teachers uses a platform for learning that best fits their classroom live and remotely.
Do:  Students will navigate the site to better understand the resources offered.
Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M. in class.

 

 
3 English Pretest in Groups

 

Student conferences start as each survey is completed.

  Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M. in class.

 

Week  starting 9/12/22 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Weekly Schedule

Time allotted for working on your surveys

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Students will write in complete sentences in the form of a statement. Complete your survey this week and have a conference with Mr. M. in class.
2 V.A.T  Learning Styles Test and Analysis

Activator Video Link

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

   
3 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 
4 Many classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the half day on Wednesday.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

  Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 

Week  starting 9/19/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Star Reading Test   Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 
2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.  Class Discussion

 

 

   
3 Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity 12, 34.    
4 First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.    

Week  starting 9/26/22 is listed below:

Grade close for midterm progress reports on September 30th.  Students need to check the Aspen X2 platform to see if they are missing work.  I am flexible with my due dates, and I accept all late work with no penalties until the 30th.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 National Punctuation Day- A visit from Colon Man and Dash Incredible.

 

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 
2 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (First optional test day)   Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 
3 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (Second optional test day) 

 

 

   
4  With headphones, listen to the Tone vs. Mood audio links and complete the questions linked in your Google Docs.  Show me when live in class.

MotivatorGrades close for midterm progress reports on September 30th.

  

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand:  Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do:  Students will create posters demonstrating a unique example of each term of figurative language.
No homework over the weekend.

The Grade Eight Elements of Fiction Retest is available to ANY student that wishes to score higher.

The following times are available:  

_ During ANY English class, now through the Columbus Day break.  Just tell me when you are better prepared.

_ Monday through Friday before school, 6:45ó7:05, I will write you a pass.

_ Any T.G.A./Advisory Block  (Just check with your teacher first)

*Reminder*  If you donít do something different to study, then your score will not be higher.  Use my website if you have misplaced those notes.  This is the link.

 

 


 

Week  starting 10/03/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1  With headphones, listen to the Tone vs. Mood audio links and complete the questions linked in your Google Docs.  Show me in class. Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 
2 Tone vs. Mood Project Construction Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 
3 Tone vs. Mood Project Group Presentations

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 
4 Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the October 7 Professional Development Day.  No School for students   No homework over the long weekend.

 

Week  starting 10/11/22 is listed below:

Work on your Big Six projects, and show them to Mr. M. in class when completed.
 It will be the last grade of the first term.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Tone vs. Mood  Project Presentations Conclude

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
 
2  Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

 

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand: Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do;  Students will create six posters demonstrating a unique example of each figurative language term.
Work on your Big Six projects, and show them to Mr. M. in class when completed.
3  Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

 

   
4 Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to Monday's holiday.    

 

Week  starting 10/17/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Noun Handout.

Introduction to the Pronoun Handout.

Noun and Pronoun Practice

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.
2 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; First Chance.

"Skater Boy" Handout, Pronoun Practice

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.
3 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Second Chance.

"You're Nobody" Handout, Indefinite and Reciprocal Pronoun Practice.

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.
4 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Third and Final Chance

Noun and Pronoun Study Guide (Due to formatting issues, this is not available online and must be completed in class.)

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Noun and Pronoun Study Guide.

 

 

Week  starting 10/24/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Noun and Pronoun Study Guide (Due to formatting issues, this is not available online and must be completed in class.) Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.
2 Noun and Pronoun Optional Test Day One Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
 
3 Noun and Pronoun Optional Test Day Two

Students that completed the test on the first day offered will start browsing the Poetry Out Loud Website.

   
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to Thursday's holiday.   No homework over the weekend.

 

 

Week  starting 10/31/22 is listed below:

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Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Introduction to Poetry Out Loud Day 1
  Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

 

Know:  Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Methods of learning.
Understand:  How using more than one learning style can assist in learning more efficiently.
Do:  Browse the Poetry Out Loud website in the search for a poem that speaks to the individual.
.Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
2 Finalize Poem Selection from Poetry Out Loud Day 2 Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. 

  .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
3 Poetry Out Loud Day Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Tactile/ Kinesthetic Approach to Memorization (Weather permitting)

  Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
4 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.    Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
Here are some popular titles if you are looking to change your Poetry out Loud poem:
"I Too"
"Battlefield"
"Holding Court"
"Makin Jump Shots"
"It Couldn't be Done"
"Ice"
"Sweet Tooth"
"Cartoon Physics Part One"
"In Praise of My Bed"
"300 Goats"
"If We Must Die"
"The Obligation to be Happy"
"Hedgehog"
"Not Waving but Drowning"
"Sea Fever"
"I Carry Your Heart With Me"

 

Week  starting 11/7/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.  Know:  Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Methods of learning.
Understand:  How using more than one learning style can assist in learning more efficiently.
Do:  Browse the Poetry Out Loud website in the search for a poem that speaks to the individual.
Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
2 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.    Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
3 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.     
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to the Veterans' Day holiday schedule.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/14/22 is listed below:

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Week  starting 11/21/22 is listed below:

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3 No classes will meet for a third or fourth class due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule.    
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Week  starting 11/28/22 is listed below:

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Week  starting 12/5/22 is listed below:

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Week  starting 12/12/22 is listed below:

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Week  starting 12/19/22 is listed below:

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4 No classes will meet for a fourth time due to the holiday break.  The last day of school before vacation is Thursday, December 22.