Calendar

The following calendar shows the main focus of each day’s lesson for the first semester. This is for archival and preparatory purposes only; complete lessons and relevant documents are available through posts.

2012-2013 BCSD Calendars

MON 9/3 Labor Day (No School)
TUE 9/4 Conference Day (No School)
WED 9/5 Syllabus and introductions; letter writing
THU 9/6 Compendium writing: last year in English
FRI 9/7 Prompt decoding and diagnostic writing
MON 9/10 Introduction to metacognition
TUE 9/11 SRI Testing (Room 112)
WED 9/12 Gestalt notes and metacognition
THU 9/13 Divergent thinking: Rorschach ink blots
FRI 9/14 Rorschach ink blots (continued)
MON 9/17 Rosh Hashana (No School)
TUE 9/18 Rosh Hashana (No School)
WED 9/19 Narrative writing: “For sale”
THU 9/20 More Hemingway analysis; intro to 55-fiction
FRI 9/21 Annotations: 55-fiction
MON 9/24 Group narrative analysis: 55-fiction
TUE 9/25 Online adversarial augmentation: 55-fiction
WED 9/26 Yom Kippur (No School)
THU 9/27 Adversarial continued; decoding the essay prompt
FRI 9/28 Adversarial continued; decoding the essay prompt
MON 10/1 Quiz on the prompt; setting up for the essay
TUE 10/2 Google Docs: 55-fiction (outline)
WED 10/3 Google Docs: 55-fiction (story w/comments)
THU 10/4 Google Docs: 55-fiction (finishing group discussion)
FRI 10/5 Google Docs: 55-fiction (individual online annotations)
MON 10/8 Columbus Day (No School)
TUE 10/9 Flash fiction analysis; printing from Google Docs
WED 10/10 Character analysis continued
THU 10/11 Collaborative character analysis
FRI 10/12 “Billy’s Girl” adversarial: online commentary
MON 10/15 Individual writing: essential questions
TUE 10/16 Adversarial prep: EQ responses
WED 10/17 Adversarial prep: Dante’s Inferno 1: reading visual texts
THU 10/18 Adversarial prep: Dante’s Inferno 2: close reading of poem
FRI 10/19 Adversarial, Day 1: Essential Questions (1)
MON 10/22 Adversarial, Day 2: Essential Questions (2)
TUE 10/23 Adversarial, Day 3: Online Extension (PC Labs)
WED 10/24 Adversarial, Day 4: Dante’s Inferno (Close Reading)
THU 10/25 New groups created, justified; beginning group work
FRI 10/26 Group work: Annotating Dante’s Inferno
MON 10/29 School Canceled (Weather)
TUE 10/30 School Canceled (Weather)
WED 10/31 School Canceled (Weather)
THU 11/1 School Canceled (Weather)
FRI 11/2 School Canceled (Weather)
MON 11/5 Pre-test: Regents exam (multiple-choice)
TUE 11/6 Adversarial and group work feedback (pre-10/26)
WED 11/7 Short stories: individual skimming and reading
THU 11/8 Short stories: character analysis
FRI 11/9 Short stories: collaborative writing
MON 11/12 No School (Veterans Day)
TUE 11/13 Response essays due: submission and annotation
WED 11/14 Response essay submission/annotation continued
THU 11/15 Essential questions: compendium writing
FRI 11/16 Q1 score reports; “Owl Creek Bridge” distributed
MON 11/19 “Owl Creek Bridge” reading and annotation
TUE 11/20 Expanding 11/15 writing; finishing the story
WED 11/21 Film version: “Owl Creek Bridge”
THU 11/22 No School (Thanksgiving)
FRI 11/23 No School (Thanksgiving)
MON 11/26 “Owl Creek Bridge” Assessment (OCBA) #1: Vocab
TUE 11/27 No School (Early Dismissal)
WED 11/28 Reflection and scoring: OCBA #1
THU 11/29 OCBA #2: Unit Test (Parts 1-2)
FRI 11/30 OCBA #2: Unit Test (Parts 3-4)
MON 12/3 Reflection and scoring: OCBA #2 (Parts 1-2)
TUE 12/4 Metacognition and reflection: priming packets
WED 12/5 Metacognition and reflection: OCBA #2 (Parts 3-4)
THU 12/6 Metacognition and reflection continued
FRI 12/7 Metacognition and reflection continued
MON 12/10 Introduction to argument: notes and discussion
TUE 12/11 Metacognition due; argument notes continued
WED 12/12 Reading Thank You for Arguing (excerpts)
THU 12/13 Reading Thank You for Arguing (excerpts)
FRI 12/14 Quiz: Thank You for Arguing (excerpts)
MON 12/17 SOAPSTONE notes and argument assignment
TUE 12/18 SOAPSTONE outlines: individual arguments
WED 12/19 SRI testing (Library Lab); progress reports and feedback
THU 12/20 Individual arguments continued
FRI 12/21 Individual arguments: SOAPSTONE outlines due
MON 12/31 No School (Holiday)
TUE 1/1 No School (Holiday)
WED 1/2 Argument paper submissions and reflection
THU 1/3 Argument paper submissions and metacognition
FRI 1/4 Argument paper submissions: final copies
MON 1/7 Poetry overview: compendium writing and first reads
TUE 1/8 Reading poetry: eleven choices
WED 1/9 Adversarial breakdown of student-selected poems
THU 1/10 Adversarial breakdown of student-selected poems
FRI 1/11 Argument revisions: rubric and exemplar set-up
MON 1/14 Midterm overview; argument revision exemplars
TUE 1/15 Midterm prep (Pair A) or argument revisions
WED 1/16 Midterm prep (Pair B) or argument revisions
THU 1/17 Midterm prep (Pair C) or argument revisions
FRI 1/18 Midterm prep (literary analysis) or argument revisions
MON 1/28 No Class (Early Dismissal)
TUE 1/29 Argument revisions: reflection and metacognition
WED 1/30 Argument revisions: reflection and metacognition
THU 1/31 The Invisible Man (TIM): exposition, research, and prep
FRI 2/1 TIM: exposition, research, and prep
MON 2/4 TIM: exposition, research, and prep
TUE 2/5 Essential questions: compendium writing
WED 2/6 Essential questions continued; TIM continued
THU 2/7 Narrative writing: assignment overview/brainstorming
FRI 2/8 School Canceled (Weather)
MON 2/11 Timed writing: research-based exposition
TUE 2/12 Timed writing: argument by essential question
WED 2/13 Narrative writing: outlining and group work
THU 2/14 Scheduling for 2013-2014 (Guidance)
FRI 2/15 Reading TIM post; continuing narrative; starting TIM
MON 2/18 No School (President’s Day)
TUE 2/19 No School (February Break)
WED 2/20 Q3 portfolio overview; journaling; TIM Ch. 4
THU 2/21 TIM Ch. 4 analysis; continuing to read
FRI 2/22 Literary analysis: student narratives; DAMAGES reading
MON 2/25 Compendium writing: reading in the modes of discourse
TUE 2/26 Adversarial discussion: reading in the modes…
WED 2/27 Reading John Holt’s “How Teachers…”
THU 2/28 Online adversarial: John Holt and student reading
FRI 3/1 TIM Ch. 9-11: character analysis (formative quiz)
MON 3/4 Writing portfolios and due dates; argument scores
TUE 3/5 Exposition notes, scores, and revisions
WED 3/6 Essential question notes, scores, and revisions
THU 3/7 Literary analysis notes, scores, and revisions
FRI 3/8 School Canceled (Weather)
MON 3/11 Divergent thinking: How to catch an invisible man
TUE 3/12 Portfolios redux: scores, feedback, and revisions
WED 3/13 Portfolios redux: scores, feedback, and revisions
THU 3/14 Portfolios and revision work: conferencing/collaboration
FRI 3/15 Portfolios and revision work: conferencing/collaboration
MON 3/18 Course registration; reading TIM Ch. 26-end
TUE 3/19 TIM Ch. 26-27: collaboration annotations
WED 3/20 TIM Ch. 26-27: collaboration annotations
THU 3/21 Room 170 Lab: portfolio printing and submission
FRI 3/22 Room 170 Lab: portfolio printing and submission
MON 4/1 Portfolio debacle: trying to right the ship (see here)
TUE 4/2 TIM film adaptation: James Whale’s 1933 version
WED 4/3 TIM film adaptation: James Whale’s 1933 version
THU 4/4 TIM film; then working on current adversarial
FRI 4/5 Redux submissions; Castle Learning setup
MON 4/8 Comparative literary analysis prompt and guide
TUE 4/9 Major works data sheets: TIM novel and film
WED 4/10 Collaborative analysis essay: Day 1
THU 4/11 Collaborative analysis essay: Day 2
FRI 4/12 Collaborative analysis essay: Day 3
MON 4/15 Collaborative analysis essay: submission
TUE 4/16 Jerry Jesness, “Why Johnny Can’t Fail”
WED 4/17 Jesness: adversarial discussion and annotation
THU 4/18 Jesness: adversarial discussion and annotation
FRI 4/19 Jesness-based notes on argument and rhetoric
MON 4/22 Q4 free-read book choices: adversarial discussion
TUE 4/23 Q4 free-read book choices: proposals
WED 4/24 Castle Learning, Q4 books, and Jesness’ article
THU 4/25 Annotating and unpacking Jesness’ argument
FRI 4/26 Conferences and catching up
MON 4/29 Timed work: raw writing (argument draft)
TUE 4/30 Essential questions and raw writing analysis
WED 5/1 Essential questions: conferencing and approval
THU 5/2 Essential questions: conferencing and approval
FRI 5/3 In Library | Research process overview
MON 5/6 Raw research and data gathering; adversarial work
TUE 5/7 Q4 contract and essay guide
WED 5/8 Essay guide and further research
THU 5/9 Research lecture, part 2: Easybib, MLA, and Google
FRI 5/10 Conferencing, essay guide, and further research
MON 5/13 Writing week: student-selected stations
TUE 5/14 Writing week: student-selected stations
WED 5/15 Writing week: student-selected stations
THU 5/16 Writing week: student-selected stations
FRI 5/17 Writing week: student-selected stations
MON 5/20 Argument submission: uploads, metacog., reflection
TUE 5/21 Argument submission: uploads, metacog., reflection
WED 5/22 Argument submission: uploads, metacog., reflection*
THU 5/23 Argument submission: uploads, metacog., reflection*
FRI 5/24 Q4 books due: reader-response and the Regents Exam
MON 5/27 No School (Memorial Day)
TUE 5/28 Revision guide; Regents Exam guide; final exam guide
WED 5/29 Major works data sheets; Castle Learning
THU 5/30 Writing the critical lens essay; Castle Learning
FRI 5/31 Writing the critical lens essay; Castle Learning
MON 6/3 Final Exam, Part 1
TUE 6/4 Final Exam, Part 2
WED 6/5 Final Exam, Part 3
THU 6/6 Final Exam, Part 4
FRI 6/7 Practice Regents Exam; writing portfolios
MON 6/10 Practice Regents Exam; writing portfolios
TUE 6/11 REGENTS EXAM @ 8:15 AM (GYM)

*The due date for the Q4 book must be extended by a day. P2 will be doing SRI testing on 5/23, and P7 will be doing it on 5/22; as a result, we will continue the essay submission, reflection, and metacognition process into Thursday of this week.