2020-2021 School Year
August 2020
Essential Question:
How do I become an
effective communicator?

  • Standards: Demonstrate
    a command of the
    conventions of standard
    English grammar and
    usage when writing or
    speaking.

  • Demonstrate command
    of the conventions of
    standar English
    capitalization,
    punctuation, and
    spelling when writing.

  • Apply knowledge of
    language to understand
    how language functions
    in different contexts, to
    make elective choices
    for meaning or style, or
    to comprehend more
    fully when reading or
    listening.

Objectives:
-To begin the school year
positively
--To introduce each other
-To explain the courseB.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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First Day of Class
Canvas instruction
Introductions
CW-About Me Discussion
Q-Introductory Summary
Three Tutorials from Nearpod:
CW=Rights, Remixes, and Respect; Sexting and
Relationships, and Digital Life 102
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First Day of Class
Canvas instruction
Introductions
CW-About Me Discussion
Q-Intrudoctory Summary
Three Tutorials from Nearpod:
CW=Rights, Remixes, and Respect; Sexting and
Relationships, and Digital Life 102
21
Q=English Reading
Diagnostic
Quiz
HW=The Business Letter
(Due Thursday)
24
Q=English Reading
Diagnostic
Quiz
HW=The Business Letter
(Due Friday)
.
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I.
Warm Up
A. Prompt #1 Definition of  
Haiku (from the
Collections
textbook in your
Composition notebook)
II.
Classwork
A. Read "The Poet and the
Pandemic" in NEWSELA
and answer the multiple
choice questions followed
by the short-response
question. Remember that
when answering you should
use RACES.
B. When done, write a
Haiku in Canvas and submit
it following the Rubric.
C. Then, complete the
Level Up Tutorial, for
Workplace Documents in
myHRW.
D. When you are done,
continue to work on the
Business Letter that is due
on Thursday.
III.
Homework
A. The Business Letter is
due on Thursday
B. The Haiku was classwork
C. Complete the
Workplace
Documents Tutorial.
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I.
Warm Up
A. Copy the definition of the Haiku from the
Collections textbook in your Composition
notebook
II.
Classwork
A. Read "The Poet and the Pandemic" in
NEWSELA and answer the multiple choice
questions followed by the short-response
question. Remember that when answering you
should use RACES.
B. When done, write a Haiku in Canvas and
submit it following the Rubric.
C. Then, complete the Level Up Tutorial, for
Workplace Documents in myHRW.
D. When you are done, continue to work on the
Business Letter that is due on Thursday.
III.
Homework
A. The Business Letter is due on Friday.
B. The Haiku was classwork
C. Complete the
Workplace Documents
Tutorial.
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I. Warm Up
A.Prompt #2
"The Joy of Learning"-
"The joy of learning is as indispensable in
study as breathing is in running."
-Simone Weil
1. Go on to Canvas and respond to the above
prompt in Discussion page.
2. Follow the Rubric that is there.
II.
Classwork/Independent Work
A. Diagnostic #2 Grammar

III. Homework
A..None

Codes for Remind:

Period 2
@7fd6a8

Period 3
@9k2ebh

Period 4
@decc47

Period 5
@d8gdhk

Period 6
@fdgf49c

Period 7
@3bkbh87
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I.
Warm Up
A.Prompt #2
"The Joy of Learning"-
"The joy of learning is as
indispensable in study as
breathing is in running."
-Simone Weil
1. Go on to Canvas and
respond to the above prompt
in Discussion page.
2. Follow the Rubric that is
there.
II.
Classwork/Independent
Work
A. Diagnostic #2 Grammar

III. Homework
A..Period 5 Only
"The Poet and the Pandemic"
in NEWSELA
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I. Warm Up

A. In your Writer's
Notebook (WN) Respond
to  Prompt #3 Perspective

1. What do you think about
what is said? Do you agree
with the father, or do you
agree with the son? How
so? Why? Remember to
follow the Prompt Rubric.

a. If Class Notebook works
in Teams, let's use this
instead. You are my pilot
class for this activity.

B. Go to MyHrW, page xxviii
"Navigating Complex Texts"
by Carol Jago,  and wait for
me.  (Testing Class
Notebook in Teams).

II. Whole Class
A. Discuss "Navigating a
Text " by Carol Jago

III. Individual Work
A. Annotate the text
B. This is Me Inventory

IV. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class will be homework.

See Canvas for the
above..
1
I. Warm Up

A. In your Writer's
Notebook (WN) Respond
to  Prompt #3 Perspective

1. What do you think about
what is said? Do you agree
with the father, or do you
agree with the son? How
so? Why? Remember to
follow the Prompt Rubric.

a. If Class Notebook works
in Teams, let's use this
instead. You are my pilot
class for this activity.

B. Go to MyHrW, page xxviii
"Navigating Complex Texts"
by Carol Jago,  and wait for
me.  (Testing Class
Notebook in Teams).

II. Whole Class
A. Discuss "Navigating a
Text " by Carol Jago

III. Individual Work
A. Annotate the text
B. This is Me Inventory

IV. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class will be homework.


See Canvas for the
above.
2
I. Warm-Up
A.  Open two tabs: Teams and Canvas
B. Upload your annotated "Navigating Complex
Texts" copy.

II. Individual Student
A. Upload ANNOTATED "Navigating Complex
Texts." This is what an Annotated Text looks
like:
Annotated Text.

1. Try to upload to Teams Class Notebook
2. I have opened an Assignment to upload the
annotated text (see next page for the
assignment, or if we are lucky, upload to
Teams Class Notebook)

III. Whole Class
A. Review "Navigating Complex Texts" with
Class
B. Review Diagnostic Test 2

IV. Individual Student
A. Catch Up
1. If you have a BLANK grade in Pinnacle, I
may not have gotten to it yet, make sure that
you have completed the assignment.
2. If you have a Zero "0" please go and
complete it. Then, send me a Canvas Inbox
message that you have completed it.
3. If you have completed every thing that has
been assigned until now and all others who are
done with the above,
a. Please work on the following ONLY when
you are done with the above:

https://www.noredink.com/learn/pretests/874503

Always go to Canvas Modules.
3
I. Warm-Up
A.  Open two tabs: Teams and Canvas
B. Upload your annotated "Navigating
Complex Texts" copy

II. Individual Student
A. Upload ANNOTATED "Navigating Complex
Texts." This is what an Annotated Text looks
like:
Annotated Text.

1. Try to upload to Teams Class Notebook
2. I have opened an Assignment to upload the
annotated text (see next page for the
assignment, or if we are lucky, upload to
Teams Class Notebook)

III. Whole Class
A. Review "Navigating Complex Texts" with
Class
B. Review Diagnostic Test 2

IV. Individual Student
A. Catch Up
1. If you have a BLANK grade in Pinnacle, I
may not have gotten to it yet, make sure that
you have completed the assignment.
2. If you have a Zero "0" please go and
complete it. Then, send me a Canvas Inbox
message that you have completed it.
3. If you have completed every thing that has
been assigned until now and all others who
are done with the above,
a. Please work on the following ONLY when
you are done with the above:

https://www.noredink.com/learn/pretests/87450

Always go to Canvas Modules.
4. I. Warm Up
Prompt #4 Labor Day
    Why do Americans and
    Canadians celebrate
    Labor Day? -Kenneth
    C. Davis
     1. View video in Rolling
    Agenda and respond to
    the above question in
    your Writer's Notebook.

II. Whole Class
    A.Review "Navigating
    Complex Texts."

III. Individual Work

A. NEWSELA-A Day to Unify
Union Workers (due next
Tuesday)

    1. Remember to
    respond to the Multiple-
    Choice Questions and
    the Short-Response
    written questions.
    (There are two!)
    2. Focus on the
    question to be able to
    follow it completely while
    using RACES.

B. NoRedInk- Work on
"Mastery Individual Tasks."

IV.
Homework

A. None-Be safe, be healthy.
         
September
Standards
Essential Questions: How can I become an effective communicator? How do our differences make us similar?
How can I productively create positive change?
Reading: Analyze
and evaluate an
author's claim and
delineate and
evaluate an
argument.

Writing:Analyze an
author's purpose
and the use of
rhetorical deviced
in a seminal U.S.
document.

Listening: It's all
about the
listening! and
audio!
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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1
I. Warm Up

A. In your Writer's
Notebook (WN) Respond
to  Prompt #3 Perspective

1. What do you think about
what is said? Do you
agree with the father, or
do you agree with the
son? How so? Why?
Remember to follow the
Prompt Rubric.

a. If Class Notebook works
in Teams, let's use this
instead. You are my pilot
class for this activity.

B. Go to MyHrW, page
xxviii "Navigating Complex
Texts" by Carol Jago,  and
wait for me.  (Testing
Class Notebook in Teams).

II. Whole Class
A. Discuss "Navigating a
Text " by Carol Jago

III. Individual Work
A. Annotate the text
B. This is Me Inventory

IV. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class will be homework.


See Canvas for the
above.
2
I. Warm-Up
A.  Open two tabs: Teams and Canvas
B. Upload your annotated "Navigating Complex
Texts" copy

II. Individual Student
A. Upload ANNOTATED "Navigating Complex
Texts." This is what an Annotated Text looks
like:
Annotated Text.

1. Try to upload to Teams Class Notebook
2. I have opened an Assignment to upload the
annotated text (see next page for the
assignment, or if we are lucky, upload to
Teams Class Notebook)

III. Whole Class
A. Review "Navigating Complex Texts" with
Class
B. Review Diagnostic Test 2

IV. Individual Student
A. Catch Up
1. If you have a BLANK grade in Pinnacle, I
may not have gotten to it yet, make sure that
you have completed the assignment.
2. If you have a Zero "0" please go and
complete it. Then, send me a Canvas Inbox
message that you have completed it.
3. If you have completed every thing that has
been assigned until now and all others who are
done with the above,
a. Please work on the following ONLY when
you are done with the above:

https://www.noredink.com/learn/pretests/874503

Always go to Canvas Modules.
2
I. Warm-Up
A.  Open two tabs: Teams and Canvas
B. Upload your annotated "Navigating Complex Texts"
copy

II. Individual Student
A. Upload ANNOTATED "Navigating Complex Texts." This
is what an Annotated Text looks like:
Annotated Text.

1. Try to upload to Teams Class Notebook
2. I have opened an Assignment to upload the annotated
text (see next page for the assignment, or if we are lucky,
upload to Teams Class Notebook)

III. Whole Class
A. Review "Navigating Complex Texts" with Class
B. Review Diagnostic Test 2

IV. Individual Student
A. Catch Up
1. If you have a BLANK grade in Pinnacle, I may not have
gotten to it yet, make sure that you have completed the
assignment.
2. If you have a Zero "0" please go and complete it. Then,
send me a Canvas Inbox message that you have
completed it.
3. If you have completed every thing that has been
assigned until now and all others who are done with the
above,
a. Please work on the following ONLY when you are done
with the above:

https://www.noredink.com/learn/pretests/874503

Always go to Canvas Modules.
4. I. Warm Up
Prompt #4 Labor Day
    Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate
    Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis
     1. View video in Rolling Agenda and
    respond to the above question in your
    Writer's Notebook.

II. Whole Class
    A.Review "Navigating Complex Texts."

III. Individual Work

A. NEWSELA-A Day to Unify Union Workers (due
next Tuesday)

    1. Remember to respond to the Multiple-
    Choice Questions and the Short-Response
    written questions. (There are two!)
    2. Focus on the question to be able to follow
    it completely while using RACES.

B. NoRedInk- Work on "Mastery Individual Tasks."

IV.
Homework

A. None-Be safe, be healthy.


Speaking:TBA


Viewing: See
Canvas (Labor
Day video) How to
create a pdf file
and upload it to
Canvas after
annotating it.
7
No School-Labor Day
8
I. Warm Up
Prompt #4 Labor Day
    Why do Americans
    and Canadians
    celebrate Labor
    Day? -Kenneth C.
    Davis
     1. View video in
    Rolling Agenda and
    respond to the
    above question in
    your Writer's
    Notebook.

II.
Whole Class
    A.Review
    "Navigating Complex
    Texts."

III.
Individual Work

A. NEWSELA-A Day to
Unify Union Workers (due
next Tuesday)

    1. Remember to
    respond to the
    Multiple-Choice
    Questions and the
    Short-Response
    written questions.
    (There are two!)
    2. Focus on the
    question to be able
    to follow it
    completely while
    using RACES.

B. NoRedInk- Work on
"Mastery Individual Tasks."

IV.
Homework

A. None-Be safe, be
healthy.
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I.
Warm Up
A. Take pictures of Prompts 1, 2, 3, 4 that
should be within your (Composition) Writer's
Notebook.
B. Find Team Class Notebook
C. Attach each picture to its respective
assignment within the Teams Assignment.  

1. Each prompt is 15 points, do a good job
following the Rubric before you attach the
image.

II.
Whole Class
A. Grammar Diagnostic Discussion-Review the
Quiz.

III.
Individual Work
A. Terms to Own
1. In your
Collections textbook Resource
Handbook in myHrw.com, or your own
textbook's Glossary at home, find the
definitions for each of the following words, and
copy them in your Writer's Notebook (please
do not copy from elsewhere):
a. Terms to Own  preview the document
2. "Labor Day" Newsela was due Thursday.
IV.
Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
B. The NoRedInk Diagnostic is due Thursday
10
I.
Warm Up
A. Take pictures of Prompts 1, 2, 3, 4 that should be
within your (Composition) Writer's Notebook.

B. Find Team Class Notebook
C. Attach each picture to its respective assignment within
the Teams Assignment.  
1. Each prompt is 15 points, do a good job following the
Rubric before you attach the image.

II.
Whole Class
A. Grammar Diagnostic Discussion-Review the
Quiz.(except period 5 and 7 because some students had
not taken the text, which was given on week 2 :-( )

III.
Individual Work
A. Terms to Own
1. In your
Collections textbook Resource Handbook in
myHrw.com, or your own textbook's Glossary at home,
find the definitions for each of the following words, and
copy them in your Writer's Notebook (please do not copy
from any other sources, only your textbook):
a. Terms to Own  Preview the document
2. "Labor Day" Newsela was due today.
IV.
Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
B. The NoRedInk Diagnostic is due Thursday
11
I. Warm Up
A.  Prompt # 5 September 11
Go to Teams, in Team Assignment, respond to the
following
question: What does September 11 mean
to you? (Only 25 min can be given to this). If you
need help remembering, see this clip:
B. After 30 minutes of class, the following film will
be shown:A Place at the Table.
1. Make sure that you take notes in your
notebook. You will have to respond to questions.
See the Next page to continue.

II. Whole Class
A. A Place at the Table
(view the video)
1. Take Notes in WN
2. Answer questions in Canvas
III. Homework
A. Continue to work on the Terms to Own (it will be
due next Thursday).
B. NoRedInk diagnostic is also due.
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I. Warm Up
A.  Prompt # 5
September 11
Go to Teams, in Team
Assignment, respond to
the following
question:
What does September
11 mean to you? (Only
25 min can be given to
this). If you need help
remembering, see this
clip:
B. After 30 minutes of
class, the following film
will be shown:A Place at
the Table.
1. Make sure that you
take notes in your
notebook. You will have
to respond to questions.
See the Next page to
continue.

II. Whole Class
A. A Place at the Table
(view the video)
1. Take Notes in WN
2. Answer questions in
Canvas
III. Homework
A. Continue to work on
the Terms to Own (it will
be due next Thursday).
B. NoRedInk diagnostic
is also due.
15
Writing Diagnostic
Follow Canvas
16


Essay Diagnostic
17

Homework:
    NoRedInk Diagnostic is due
    Terms to Own is due

    Labor Day Newsela is due


    "A Quilt of a Country"
18

I. Warm-Up
A. Post the Terms to Own into Assignment
page.

II. Whole Class
A. Go to Collections, page 3-6 (I will share with
you)

III. Individual Work

A. In Discussions (to your left on Canvas),
discuss with your class:

Why does Anna Quindlen consider America to
be "an improbable idea"? Discuss Quindlen's
argument with the class. Make sure that you
reply to at least two other peer responses
(Honors) Core class will only respond to one
other class member.

IV. Homework
A. None-unless you owe work.
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I.
Warm-Up
A. Go to myHrw.com
(through Clever) and
look up page 8 from
Collections textbook.
You can also use your
textbook page 8 from
home.

II.
Small Group
A. Split up into teams
and together answer the
question assigned to
you.
B. Use Class Notebook
in Teams to answer the
question. A channel has
been created for you.

III.
Whole Class
A, Discuss "A Quilt of a
Country" questions that
were assigned to the
small group

IV.
Individual Work
A. Read the  Gettysburg
Addres
s  from the Next
page.

B. Respond to the
Discussion question
here in Canvas.
1. Follow the Rubric.
V.
Homework
A. View and work on the
following Resources in
Level Up Tutorials from
MyHRW.com under:
Writing and Conventions
A. Revising for Word
Choice
B. Using Transitions
C. Revising at the
Sentence Level
D. Revising to Add
Supporting Details
E. Revising for Unit,
Coherene, and
Organization
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I. Warm-Up
A. Go to myHrw.com
(through Clever) and look
up page 8 from Collections
textbook. You can also use
your textbook page 8 from
home.

II.
Small Group
A. Split up into teams and
together answer the
question assigned to you.
B. Use Class Notebook in
Teams to answer the
question. A channel has
been created for you.

III.
Whole Class
A, Discuss "A Quilt of a
Country" questions that
were assigned to the small
group

IV.
Individual Work
A. Read the  Gettysburg
Address
 from the Next
page.

B. Respond to the
Discussion question here
in Canvas.
1. Follow the Rubric.
V.
Homework
A. View and work on the
following Resources in
Level Up Tutorials from
MyHRW.com under:
Writing and Conventions
A. Revising for Word
Choice
B. Using Transitions
C. Revising at the
Sentence Level
D. Revising to Add
Supporting Details
E. Revising for Unit,
Coherence, and
Organization
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I. Warm-Up
A. Kahoot ! -The Argumentative Essay
II. Individual Student
A. MyHRW.com -Interactive Lesson Only
III. Whole Class
A.
The Gettysburg Address
B. Graded Discussion for the Gettysburg
Address
1. Follow the Rubric.

IV. Homework
A. Continue the Tutorials.
B. Write notes in your Writer's Notebook to
help keep you
organized, as there will many tutorials:

  1. Revising for Word Choice
  2. Using Transitions
  3. Revising at the Sentence Level  
  4. Revising to Add Supporting Details
  5. Revising for Unity, Coherence, and
    Organization

Use the Text/Me Chart to take notes.
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I. Warm-Up
A. Kahoot ! -The Argumentative Essay
II. Individual Student
A. MyHRW.com -Interactive Lesson Only
III. Whole Class
A.
The Gettysburg Address (Did not read for period 5)
B. Graded Discussion for the
Gettysburg Address
1. Follow the Rubric.

IV.
Homework
A. Continue the Tutorials.
B. Write notes in your Writer's Notebook to help keep you
organized, as there will many tutorials:

  1. Revising for Word Choice
  2. Using Transitions
  3. Revising at the Sentence Level  
  4. Revising to Add Supporting Details
  5. Revising for Unity, Coherence, and Organization

Use the
Text/Me Chart to take notes.
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Honors Only:

I. Warm-Up
A. Access the Writing Workshop at  The Writing
Process (Links to an external site.)

II.
Whole Class
A. Review The Gettysburg Address, pages 27-28,
questions
B. Writing Arguments, pages R2-R3

III.
Individual Student
A. Collections, Carefully read pages R16-21
1. Complete the Practice and Apply as follows:
a. R16 (5 points)
b. R 17 (3 points)
c. R18  (1 point)
d. R20 (4 Points)
e. R21 ( 3 points)
f. R21  ( 3 points)
g. Overall work and neatness (1 point) = Total 20
points)
Answer in a Word document or Google Document
and share when window opens.
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No School-
29
I.
Warm-Up
A. Go to "The Gettysburg
Address," page 27.
B. Review "The Writing
Process "

II.
Whole Class
A.  Graded Discussion for
the Gettysburg Address
B.  Read pages R2 to R3
from MyHRW.

III.
Individual Work
A. Turn to the pages R16
to R21  from Collections or
from  MyHRW
B. Complete in your
notebook or on a Word or
Google Doc all of the
Practice and Apply orange
squares from pages R16
to R21. Use the examples
on those pages to fully
complete these tasks.
1. This is how you will be
graded according to each
page:
a. R16 (5 points)
b. R 17 (3 points)
c. R18  (1 point)
d. R20 (4 Points)
e. R21 ( 3 points)
f. R21  ( 3 points)
g. Overall work and
neatness (1 point) = (Total
20 points).

V.
Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class. Follow Next page.
B. Level Up Tutorials:
1. Primary and Secondary
Sources
2. Elements of an
Argument
3. Analyzing Arguments
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I.
Warm Up
A. Turn to the pages 47 to 57  from Collections
or from MyHRW
B. After reading "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Complete the Worksheet: I
Have a Dream First Reading.pdf Preview the
documentby it as a pdf (need Adobe Acrobat,
which is free online) and making sure that you
can fill it in. Save it and Submit it in Canvas.

III.
Whole Class
A. Review "I Have a Dream" speech, page 47
from Collections

IV.
Homework
A. Anything not completed in class. Follow Next
page.
B. Level Up Tutorials:
1. Primary and Secondary Sources
2. Elements of an Argument
3. Analyzing Arguments
1  
I.
Warm Up
A. The Writing Process
B. "I Have a Dream" and complete a worksheet for the
Primary Source to understand vocabulary and literary
devices used.

1. "I Have a Dream" First Reading (44 points)
a. Select document and "Print" to Save As a pdf file.
b. Save in your laptop where you can find it.
c. Go to your laptop folder and Open With Adobe
Acrobat. Click on the document Tools to be able to fill in
the blanks as much as possible.
     a. Another option to be able to work on the document
is to print and fill in legibly with a pen; then take a photo
and upload it to the assignment.
     b. Another option, is to use pdfescape.com  and
upload the document there to fill in for free. You will have
to save it where you can find it on your laptop so that you
can upload it to the Canvas assignment.
II.
Individual Work
A. Catch up-Anything you have not worked on and it is
still blank in Pinnacle you can work on to submit. Please
do your best and do not turn in mediocre work.
B. If you are done with your work, do the Homework; or,
you may go to NoRedInk.com and work on Mastery Skills.
Honors Only- Catch Up Day- Any  grade that is blank
in Pinnacle means that I have not graded it, today you will
have time to work on it and submit it. Go through Rolling
Agenda, Modules, Assignments in Canvas and make sure
that you have submitted the work.
IF YOU ARE FAILING, depending on the situation, I will
only accept your work from assignments already graded
at 50% credit.
This is your responsibility and you have accountability.
Do your work.
III.
Homework
A. Tutorials
     1. Evidence
     2. Persuasive Techniques
2
I.
Warm-Up
A. Ensure all assignments have been turned in,
especially if the grade in this class is 59 or below.
B. No, work will be accepted if it was due and a
grade has been entered, unless the overall grade
in the class is below 59.
C. If an assignment has not been graded, and your
grade is blank in Pinnacle, but you have not
submitted the assignment, please make sure you
catch up by posting it. A "D" grade is better than a
0. HOWEVER, as an HONOR student, it behooves
you to ALWAYS complete your work properly,
according to directions and the Rubric. DO NOT be
mediocre and do not settle for less than optimal.

II.
Individual Activity
A. Catch-up time.

III.
Homework
A. Level Up Tutorials:
1. Capitalization
2. Punctuating Quotations
3. Punctuating Titles

*Take notes!
Text-Me Chart