English II

January 5-8

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back


  • This week we have our District Quarterly Assessment. We will review our focus standards on 1/5 and 1/6. The test will be administered on 1/7.
  • Be sure to attend Thursday lunch session of you need to turn in any missing assignments.

Weekly Learning Goal

Show proficiency in:

  • determining word meaning and word choice (connotation v. denotation) and why author's choose specific words
  • analyzing the structure of a text (i.e. pacing, plot, suspense)
  • understand an author's point of view or purpose in writing a text and how they advance it
  • analyze how claims or points are developed throughout a piece of writing

Tuesday, January 5

Do Now:

Period 1 - New Year's Goals

Periods 2 and 3 - New Year's Goals

Review the focus standards and how we accomplished them in Quarter 2.

Read "The Briefcase" on page 361 of the HMH textbook. Complete the discussion questions as we go. We will review as a large group.

Wednesday, January 6

Do Now:

Period 1 - Unit 8 Vocabulary

Periods 2 and 3 - Unit 8 Vocabulary


Period 1 - "Briefcase" questions - turn in here

Periods 2 and 3 - "Briefcase" questions - turn in here

When you have completed the questions on page 371, work with a single partner to complete all discussion questions on page 368 of the HMH textbook. Each person must submit a separate assignment.

Period 1

Periods 2 and 3

Thursday, January 7


Friday, January 8

Do Now:

Period 1 - Vocabulary Warm-up

Periods 2 and 3 - Vocabulary Warm-up

Complete partner assignment for "The Briefcase" - Due today before you leave class.

Please bring and return your Night book on Monday.