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					Accelerated Intermediate Composition Mrs. Albiniak - Spring 2008
Unit I—Responding to Nonfiction Unit II—Responding to Memoir, Night Monday Jan. 8 Introduce course, likes/ dislikes HW: nonfiction show and tell and Tuesday 9 Wednesday LATE ARRIVAL Thursday 10
Continue nonfiction/fiction show and tell Review of annotation HW: Read “Silent Spring” and “Thanksgiving Hunter.” Venn diagram

Friday 11 Diagram nf/fiction Discuss similarities/ differences

Goal setting What is nonfiction? Nonfiction show and tell, how we use nf in our lives

14 Spelling pre-test #1 How to read and annotate nonfiction HW: Read article packet 21 NO SCHOOL: MLK DAY

15 Taking a stand: creating a thesis sentence and having arguments to support 22 Argument essay due—submitted to Holocaust prereading in WC 29 Vocabulary Quiz #1

16 Documenting using one source Grammar: fixing run-on sentences 23 Report out to groups Annotating 101 HW: Read pgs. 1-46 of Night 30 Night reading quiz Introduce paper Begin brainstorming

17 Counselor Visit Writing Center: argument writing



Spelling quiz #1 Editing with peers Distribute vocabulary list #1 25 Connections continued... HW: finish Night

24 Go over vocabulary list #1 Discuss beginning connections HW: Read 45-84 31 Spelling pre-test #2 Thesis sentence: breaking down a topic HW: create thesis, subtopics 7 Rough drafts due! Self/ peer critiquing

28 Annotation check

Feb. 1 significance of quotes/examples
HW: find support for paper, complete prewriting

Finish video Begin Oprah video Discuss final ideas from Night 5 Drafting/ conferencing in WC

4 Effectiveness of intros, conclusions HW: write an intro paragraph, bring to class 11 Edit, conference, revising

6 Spelling quiz #2 LATE ARRIVAL Grammar lesson: active/passive voice

8 Class critiques

12 Night essay due: be sure to submit to!

Distribute vocab. #2 Present connections

Accelerated Intermediate Composition Mrs. Albiniak, Spring 2008
Unit III—Responding to Reportage Krakauer, Into Thin Air Monday Tuesday Wednesday Feb. 13 Everest KWL Begin video 18 NO SCHOOL: PRESIDENTS DAY 19 How well did you read and annotate Ch. 1,2? HW: Ch. 3, 4 25 Altitude sickness HW: Ch. 11, 12 26 Role of religion, Buddhism in the Everest climb HW: Ch. 13, 14 4 Beck Weathers interview HW: Ch. 5,6 27 Theme group work HW: Ch. 15 20 Vocabulary quiz #2 Re-create how altitude climbing feels on your body Thursday 14 finish video go over vocabulary 21 Introduce theme groups, theme work HW: Ch. 7, 8 28 Spelling quiz #3 Summit day 3D map of elevations HW: 16, 17 6 finish summit day timelines HW: Ch. 9, 10 29 NO SCHOOL: COUNTY INSTITUTE DAY 15 Intro theme charts, study guide HW: Ch. 1, 2 22 Spelling pre-test #3 Discuss opening thoughts of the book Friday

March 3 Distribute vocabulary list #3 Complications of the summit day

5 Begin summit day timelines Go over vocabulary words

7 Vocabulary quiz #3 Read epilogue aloud, discuss final thoughts on book

HW: Ch. 20, 21 HW: Ch. 18, 19 10 final theme group meetings 17 Impromptu #1 (worth 12 points) 11 ITA Reading quiz Annotation check 18 Score samples, discuss 12 LATE ARRIVAL Discuss impromptu writing techniques Score samples 19 Small group scoring, discuss class essays 13 NO SCHOOL: PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES 20 Return impromptu #1 Impromptu #2 (worth 30 points) 27 Spelling quiz #4 Researching topic development sheet 14 NO SCHOOL: PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES 21 NO SCHOOL

24 Spelling pre-test #4 Introduce RAL,

25 Continue working on topic selection…

26 Have working topic idea: asking questions to elicit


brainstorm topics

research presentation by LRC staff

due at the end of the hour! potentially set up interviews

Accelerated Intermediate Composition Mrs. Albiniak, Spring 2008
Unit IV—Reporter-at-Large Monday Apr. 7 Interviewing 101 Distribute Vocabulary #4 8 Researching: Writing Center Tuesday 9 How to write good questions, take interview notes Wednesday 10 Have vocab words defined Researching: CAI Lab Thursday 11 Interviews scheduled: interviewee sheet due! 7 print sources due! Weeding out good and bad sources 18 Interviews due Outlines due: for full credit, you must have your sources documented in your outline 25 Completed rough drafts due: --all sources included --all paragraphs completed --works cited page --rough draft submitted to and checked for documentation Initial peer/self editing 2 RAL Essays due See essay checklist for what to turn in with the essay Distribute Vocabulary #5 Intro Shakespeare, Macbeth Friday

14 Vocabulary Quiz #4 Establishing a preliminary focus/thesis

15 Spelling pre-test #5 How to use sources Quoting vs. paraphrasing day #1 22 Spelling quiz #5 proper works cited pages, MLA formatting

16 LATE ARRIVAL Quoting vs. paraphrasing day #2

17 Work on outlines

21 Rough drafting Writing Center

23 No Classes: PSAE testing

24 No Classes: PSAE testing

28 Effective conclusions, continue editing

29 Lesson: comma usages, clauses, ing phrases, adjectives in a series Distribute final draft turn in information

30 Class samples for critiquing

May 1 Edit, conference, revising day

Accelerated Intermediate Composition Mrs. Albiniak, Spring 2008 Unit V: Shakespeare, Macbeth Monday 5 Distribute Macbeth books; begin Act I HW: finish Act I, activity 12 CRT Tuesday 6 Go over vocab. words Discuss Act I HW: Act II; activity 13 CRT Wednesday 7 LATE ARRIVAL Discuss Act II HW: Act III; activity for 5/19 14 CRT Thursday 8 Introduce CRT Friday 9 HALF DAY Vocabulary Quiz #5 HW: Prepare for CRT 16 CRT HW: Read Act II; activity

15 CRT

19 Discuss Act III HW: Act IV, V; activity

20 Discuss Macbeth overall

21 Macbeth unit test

22 Final exams begin

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