English I

Lisa Pogue, Royse City High School

Agenda, Week of December 14, 2015

Homework due Thursday, 12/17 - Read Blog Post 7 Enduring Lessons from It's A Wonderful Life. There will be a short quiz on 12/17


http://theweek.com/articles/454845/7-enduring-lessons-from-wonderful-life


Monday, 12/14 - Work on Romeo & Juliet Project; Read On A Wing and a Prayer http://articles.latimes.com/2006/dec/23/entertainment/et-wonderful23

Tuesday, 12/15 - Work on Romeo & Juliet Project; Annotate On A Wing and a Prayer for a daily grade

Wednesday, 12/16 - Work on Romeo & Juliet Project; Discuss Summary and Main Idea of On a Wing and a Prayer

Thursday, 12/17 - Christmas Expository Text Activity, Homework Quiz

Friday, 12/18 - Romeo & Juliet Projects Due today in order to earn the Extra Credit Points. It must be submitted to the google classroom by 11:59 pm Early Release, students attend periods 1,2,3,4

Parent Information

The students have earned a special Christmas Activity that involves food on Thursday 12/17. To make this happen, we need families to sign up to bring an item. If your child has not already signed up, please view this document and sign up for your child's class period.


Progress Report Grades have been posted. Please check your child's parent portal and let me know if you have any questions. We will be redoing the Unit 2b test when we come back from Christmas break. Students are currently working on a project that counts as a test grade. Students who submit the project by this Friday will earn 10 bonus points towards the test grade. We are working on the project in class, so hopefully all students will take advantage of their class time. For your information, I have attached the project links below:


Romeo & Juliet Project Description

Romeo & Juliet Project Grading Rubric


I am also offering an extra credit assignment for students who need some extra help this semester/six weeks. The assignment is to watch the movie It's a Wonderful Life and write a one page movie review of the classic film. Students will need to look at sites such as Rotten Tomatoes to get an idea of how to write a movie review. This assignment can replace the lowest test grade or the student's two lowest daily work grades. This assignment must be turned in by January 8th.


Semester Exams will be on January 13th and 14th. Students do not have school on January 15th.


As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Tutoring This Week

Tuesday - 8:00

Wednesday - 3:40 - 4:30

Thursday - 8 am (in the cafeteria)

Thursday - 4-6 - Academic Support in the Library

Friday - 8:00 am

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