Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for Honors 2021--2022
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 9/1/21 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 9/7/21 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 Chrome Book Distribution

 

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 9/13/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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Short
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.
2

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

English Pretest

Know: Previously taught content.

Understand:  The definition and examples of the common core vocabulary.

Do:  Students will demonstrate prior knowledge of the English curriculum.

 

 
3

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Computer Lab Webquest of www.mrmulgrew.com 

Time allotted for working on your surveys

One more thing:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGljlnRkWzxPgdpmHsPPWJLfNWQ

 

Know: Title and content of the summer reading.

Understand: Gain insight into the main ideas of overcoming hardship.

Do: Discuss and write about how realistically the character were portrayed.

 
4

Short

Most classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the half day on Wednesday, September 15th.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

   

 

Week  starting 9/20/21 is listed below:

Picture days:  Monday Blocks C+D.  Wednesday Blocks E+A.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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

Time allotted for working on your surveys.

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

Complete your survey this week and have a conference with Mr. M.

2 V.A.T  Learning Styles Test and Analysis

Activator Video Link

Time allotted for working on your surveys.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Know: The different styles of learning.

Understand: Which type of learner they are.

Do:  Students will identify study methods and strategies  for a visual learner, auditory learner, tactile/ kinesthetic learner, or a combination learner , to assist in the memorization of personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.

 

Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
3 Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity 1, 2, 3, 4.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

  Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
4 English Department Student Survey:

First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.

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

  No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 9/27/21 is listed below:

Grades close for term one midterm progress report on October 4.

Grades close next week for midterm progress reports.  Please show Mr. M. the following completed work when live in class:
Survey-
First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.
September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction TEST

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 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.
 
2 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (Second 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 Star Reading Test 1.

 

   
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

Motivator

  

  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./WIN Block  (Just check with your T.G.A. 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 10/4/21 is listed below:

Grades close for term one midterm progress report on October 4.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Read "Waiting for Mr. Lincoln" and "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.' 4 Pages total.  Then complete ONLY question #9 in a Google Doc.    
2 Create a Plot Outline Diagram for your Television Show 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 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations    
4 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 10/12/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric    
2

Introduce "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Video Support Link

Link Two

 
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:

 
   
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to the holiday on Monday.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 10/18/21 is listed below:

Wednesday, October 20th is a half day.  Only blocks A, B, and advisory will meet.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1  Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

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.
2  Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

 
   
3 Noun Review- Common, Proper, Concrete, Abstract, and Collective Nouns.    
4 Most classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to scheduling and the half day on Wednesday.   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 10/25/21 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.

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Week  starting 11/1/21 is listed below:

Tuesday, November 2 is Election day- No school.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 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.
2 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Third and Final Chance

 
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 Library Orientation- Please bring your Chrome Book to class, and we will meet in class before going to the library on Friday.   Study the Pronoun Handout.
4 No class will meet for a fourth time this week due to Tuesday's Day-off from school.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/8/21 is listed below:

Thursday, November 11th.  is Veterans Day- No school.

Friday, November 12th. Term One Grades Sent to Families.

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 11/15/21 is listed below:

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 3 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 11/22/21 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 No classes will meet for a third or fourth time this week due to the holiday schedule.    
4     No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/29/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise. Writing Asn. #2.  Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
2 Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8wuxz-84nA

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in  class. 
3 Complete Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.  Get feedback from at least one other student that you are following the block format, the correct punctuation, and are continuing the story in a logical manner. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete a second page of the dialog and get feedback from another student before sharing it with Mr. M. in class on Friday.
4 Small and large group sharing of Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.  Get feedback from at least one other student that you are following the block format, the correct punctuation, and are continuing the story in a logical manner Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/6/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Small and large group sharing of Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.  Get feedback from at least one other student that you are following the block format, the correct punctuation, and are continuing the story in a logical manner Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in class. 
2 Start Dialog Exercises C, D, or E.  This will be writing Asn. #4. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in class. 
3 Complete Dialog Exercises C, D, or E.  This will be writing Asn. #4.   Get feedback from at least one other student that you are following the block format, the correct punctuation, and are continuing the story in a logical manner. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
4 Small and large group sharing of Dialog Exercises C, D, or E. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/13/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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4     No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/20/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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4     No homework over the weekend.