Teri Tosspon
Ttosspon@gmail.com
English 10, Fridays 9am-1pm

Course at a Glance*
Files you'll need continuously
Date Topic for Class
Homework

Mtg 1
10/15
· Introductions
· Importance of Communication
· Course Policies and Syllabus
Read “How to Mark a Book,” pgs 645 OR
“What is Intelligence” 669




Homework: Chapter 1
“Strategies for the Active Reader” 614
-- USE READING WORKSHEET--
Journal 1: Reflection/Plans





Mtg 2
10/22
· Recognizing Elements of Good Writing
· Working with Paragraphs: Topic Sentences and Controlling Ideas


· Homework: Vocabulary
Chapters 2, 16
Journal 2: 21st Century Communication
“The Changing American Family, ” 674


Mtg 3
10/29
· Parts of Speech Review Grammar Rocks!
· Supporting Details in Paragraphs
· Subjects and Verbs




Homework Chapters 3, 17
Journal 3- Changing
Read “Dream Houses” pg 653
- Blue book pg 2-10


Mtg 4
11/05
· Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
*Test 1*-Chapters 1-4




Homework Chapter 4
Read “Why Don’t These Women Just Leave?” 682
Journal 4

Blue book pg 11-21

Mtg 5
11/12
· Developing Paragraphs: Illustration,
· Understanding Fragments and Phrases



· Homework: Chapters 5, 18
Journal 5 Illustration (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 363-366)
Read “My Heroes” page 634
Blue book pg 22+


Mtg 6
11/19
· Combining Sentences Using Three Options for Coordination
· Combining Sentences Using Subordination
· Developing Paragraphs: Narration


Homework: Chapters 6, 7, 19
Read “Summer Reading,” 620
Journal 6: Narration (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 381-384)
Blue book pg 33+, and 49+


Mtg 7
12/03
· Correcting Fragments and Run-Ons
Developing Paragraphs: Description


Homework Chapter 8, 20
Read “A Day at the Theme Park” 631
Journal 7: Description (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 405-408)
Blue book pg 68-83

Mtg 8
12/10
Choosing correct Pronouns
Developing Paragraphs (chpt 21): process analysis
Capitalization and Punctuation
Working with Adjectives, Adverbs, and Parallel Structure
Final Paper Pre-Writing




Homework Reading:
Chpt 10, 13
Final Paper – Rough Draft
Blue book pg 97-109







Mtg 9
12/17
Irregular Verb forms
Verbs
Final Paper Editing
Review for final

Homework Reading
Chpt 11, 10
Final Paper – Final Draft
prepare for final

Mtg 10
01/07 2011
· Mastering Verb Tenses
· Review of Paragraph Writing
· Final Exam
Final Paper due






Journals for English 10
Diagnostic – In-class
Journal 1 – Reflection and Expectations
Journal 2 – 21st century communications
Journal 3 – Chapter 17. Creating Supporting Details: If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and how would you change it?
Journal 4 – List five to eight people who influenced you the most (list at least one person who influenced you negatively). Choose three of those influences and write a paragraph about each explaining who they are and how they influenced you.
Journal 5 – Illustration (Chpt 18). (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 363-366)
Journal 6 – Narration (Chpt 19) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 381-384)
Journal 7 –Description (Chpt 20) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 405-408)
Journal 8 – Process Analysis (Chpt 21) (choose Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 pgs 422-424)
Journal 9 – Final Paper Rough Draft

Journal 10 – Final Paper

Handouts & Documents




Week 2 Jeopardy Game - Quiz for Week 2. Must get 15 of these correct to pass.

Vocabulary

Resources to Prevent Common Errors
Common Errors


Videos

& Links


Doing research? Use www.google.com, scholar.google.com and other websites
Grammar Rocks!

Grammar Games

Subject/Verb Agreement - Subject Verb Game online

Mrs. Tosspon =D