English III--American Literature

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FINALS WEEK (May 22-26, 2017)
Monday, May 22, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Presentations
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready to present during FINALS WEEK!  To clarify questions about project, refer to Project Grading Sheet and Rubric 1 & Rubric 2

FINAL DAY
AGENDA:
  • Presentations

Friday, May 26, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Course Survey
  • See you next year!
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WEEK EIGHTEEN (May 15-19, 2017)
Monday, May 15, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Reminder/clarification about "Sources Assignment" (due tonight by 11:59 pm)
  • Yearbooks
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH and add to Noodletools for the American Dream Project
  2. "Sources Assignment" (3-5 credible sources, completely annotated, entered into NT) due TONIGHT by 11:59 pm
  3. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!
  4. Annotated Bibliography and Google Slides Presentation submitted to turnitin.com by SUNDAY 5/21 @ 11:59 pm.  Be ready to present during FINALS WEEK!  To clarify questions about project, refer to Project Grading Sheet and Rubric 1 & Rubric 2 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Review presentation expectations
  • Ms. Nazzal to give example presentation
  • Collect Project Rubrics and Gatsby work
  • "Great Books on Great Gatsby" Video and Viewing Guide
  • Group Work Time
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH and add to Noodletools for the American Dream Project 
  2. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!
  3. Annotated Bibliography and Google Slides Presentation submitted to turnitin.com by SUNDAY 5/21 @ 11:59 pm.  Be ready to present during FINALS WEEK!  To clarify questions about project, refer to Project Grading Sheet and Rubric 1 & Rubric 2

Thursday, May 18, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Group work time
  • Choose presentation date
  • Practice your presentation!
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH and add to Noodletools for the American Dream Project
  2. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!
  3. Annotated Bibliography and Google Slides Presentation submitted to turnitin.com by SUNDAY 5/21 @ 11:59 pm.  Be ready to present during FINALS WEEK!  To clarify questions about project, refer to Project Grading Sheet and Rubric 1 & Rubric 2
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WEEK SEVENTEEN (May 8-12, 2017)
Monday, May 8, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH for the American Dream Project
  2. Be ready to commit to a "moment" in the text and a research topic on Thursday 5/11
  3. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
AGENDA:
  1. create group contract (worth points)
  2. set up your group's Noodletools account and share with Ms. Sayles (worth points)
  3. begin research--use the PATHFINDER--and create ANNOTATIONS in Noodletools (worth points)
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH and add to Noodletools for the American Dream Project 
  2. Be ready to commit to a "moment" in the text and a research topic on Thursday 5/11 
  3. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!
  4. "Sources Assignment" (3-5 credible sources, completely annotated, entered into NT) due by MONDAY 5/15 at 11:59 pm

Thursday, May 11, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Conduct RESEARCH and add to Noodletools for the American Dream Project
  2. "Sources Assignment" (3-5 credible sources, completely annotated, entered into NT) due by MONDAY 5/15 at 11:59 pm
  3. ATTEND so you can be an active group member for the FINAL PROJECT!
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WEEK SIXTEEN (May 1-5, 2017)
Monday, May 1, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read chapter 7 of GG for Tuesday 5/2
  2. Be ready for the GG Quiz on ch. 7-8. REFER TO THE PACKET FOR CALENDAR, REFERENCES, VOCABULARY, and more...
  3. Be thinking about research options for the American Dream Project...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
AGENDA: 
  • Read chapter 8 of GG
  • Take Short Answer Quiz on chapters 7-8 of GG (open book)
  • If time, start reading chapter 9
HOMEWORK:
1. Read chapter 9 of GG for Thursday 5/4 and be ready for the GG Quiz on ch. 9. REFER TO THE PACKET FOR CALENDAR, REFERENCES, VOCABULARY, and more...
3. Be thinking about research options for the American Dream Project AND be ready on Thursday 5/4 to tell Ms. Sayles with whom you will work for the project 

Thursday, May 4, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
1. Be thinking about research options for the American Dream Project 
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WEEK FIFTEEN (April 24-28, 2017)
Monday, April 24, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Quiz on GG ch. 1-3
  • Read silently to prepare for the GG ch. 4 Quiz tomorrow
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready for the GG Quiz on ch. 4 on Tuesday 4/25. REFER TO THE PACKET FOR CALENDAR, REFERENCES, VOCABULARY, and more...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Discuss the GG Quiz ch. 1-3
  • Take the GG Quiz ch. 4
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read ch. 5 & 6. Be ready for the GG Quiz on ch. 5 & 6 on Thursday 4/27. REFER TO THE PACKET FOR CALENDAR, REFERENCES, VOCABULARY, and more...

Thursday, April 27, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Take the GG Quiz ch. 4
  • Take the GG Quiz ch. 5 & 6
  • Discuss both quizzes
  • If time, start chapter 7
HOMEWORK:
  1. Finish chapter 7 for Tuesday 5/2. REFER TO THE PACKET FOR CALENDAR, REFERENCES, VOCABULARY, and more...
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WEEK FOURTEEN (April 17-21, 2017)
Monday, April 17, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Review CAASPP expectations and return practice test scores
HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Finish "The American Dream, Quantified at Last" by David Leonhardt and complete accompanying handout--"Considering the 'American Dream'" DUE THURSDAY 4/20

Thursday, April 20, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1.  Read chapters 2 and 3 of The Great Gatsby for Monday 4/24; Quiz on ch. 1-3 on Monday 4/24
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WEEK THIRTEEN (April 3-7, 2017)
Monday, April 3, 2017
  1. Complete both sides of Anticipation Guide and Background DUE THURSDAY 4/6

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete both sides of Anticipation Guide and Background DUE THURSDAY 4/6

Thursday, April 6, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1.  Do some good in the world. Have a nice break.
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WEEK TWELVE (March 27-31, 2017)
Monday, March 27, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Works Consulted DUE Thursday 3/30 (Worth 50 points)
  2. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Thursday 3/30 (Worth 200 points)
  3. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Thursday 3/30

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Works Consulted DUE Thursday 3/30 (Worth 50 points)
  2. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Thursday 3/30 (Worth 200 points)
  3. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Thursday 3/30

Thursday, March 30, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Works Consulted DUE (Worth 50 points)
  • Write Essay in class--must submit to turnitin.com by the end of class
  • Turn in TKAM Stamp Sheet and Work
HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world :) ________________________________________________________________
WEEK ELEVEN (March 20-24, 2017)
Monday, March 20, 2017
AGENDA for 4th period:
  • Finish grading 26-31 Quiz and discuss 
HOMEWORK:
  1. FInish Comma Practice #1 for Tuesday 3/21
  2. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Tuesday 3/28
  3. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Tuesday 3/28

AGENDA for 6th period:
  • Review answers for Quote Analysis Activity ch. 15-25
  • (If time) begin grading 26-31 Quiz and discuss 
  • Comma Rules--with which rules are you struggling? review comma packet 
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Tuesday 3/28
  2. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Tuesday 3/28

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Working Thesis and THREE (3) Dialectical Journal entries due on Monday 3/27
  2. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Thursday 3/30
  3. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Thursday 3/30

Thursday, March 23, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Working Thesis and THREE (3) Dialectical Journal entries due on Monday 3/27
  2. Be ready to write TKAM Essay IN CLASS on Thursday 3/30 
  3. Completed, stamped Assignment Sheet and all work for TKAM Unit due Thursday 3/30 ________________________________________________________________
WEEK TEN (March 13-17, 2017)
Monday, March 13, 2017
AGENDA:
  • All work for Comma Rules DUE
  • Begin film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and work on film handout
HOMEWORK:
  1. Extra Credit Opportunity--attend the CAREER EXPO at Union Mine HS on Wed 3/15 from 6:30-8:30 pm...don't forget to fill out the form for extra credit and take a selfie!!
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Continue film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and work on film handout
HOMEWORK:
  1. Extra Credit Opportunity--attend the CAREER EXPO at Union Mine HS on Wed 3/15 from 6:30-8:30 pm...don't forget to fill out the form for extra credit and take a selfie!!
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, March 16, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Finish film version of To Kill a Mockingbird 
  • Discuss and turn in film handout
  • (4th period only) Begin grading/discussing TKAM Quiz (part 2) chapters 26-31 and return Comma Rules packets
HOMEWORK:
  1. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK NINE (March 6-10, 2017)
Monday, March 6, 2017
AGENDA:
  • "Persuasive Techniques in Atticus's Summation Speech"  DUE
  • SSR--read TKAM for 15 minutes
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 26-31 for THURS 3/9 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 26-31 for THURS 3/9 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 3/9
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 26-31 for THURS 3/9 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 26-31 for THURS 3/9 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 3/9
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, March 9, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Quiz on TKAM ch. 26-31--complete Parts I and II
  • Discussion Questions for ch. 26-31 will be stamped on Monday 3/13
  • Language Conventions (LC): Comma Rules 
  1. Follow the directions on the 1/3 sheet--you WILL NEED a highlighter or marker.
  2. Yes, you need to think through, highlight, insert commas in the practice sentences, and write YOUR OWN sentences for ALL TEN COMMA RULES.
  3. As you read through the Comma Rules, make note of the rules on which you need more instruction or are confusing.  Put a tally mark on the white board indicating the rules that you find confusing/wish to review.
  4. Turn in your work when you finish.
  • If time permits, begin the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and work on film handout
HOMEWORK:
  1. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK EIGHT (February 27-March 3, 2017)
Monday, February 27, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Continue Reader's Theater Activity (and earn participation points)
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 20-25 for THURS 3/2 and complete Discussion Questions (DO NOT DO 6, 7, 8) for ch. 20-25 for THURS 3/2 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 3/2
  2. Bring Persuasion Worksheets (in Crucible Packet) for Thurs 3/2
  3. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Finish Reader's Theater Activity
  • Complete Journal #4 and graded discussion of TKAM
  • Read TKAM 
  • Language Conventions (LC): Introduce Comma Rules 
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 20-25 for THURS 3/2 and complete Discussion Questions (DO NOT DO 6, 7, 8) for ch. 20-25 for THURS 3/2 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 3/2
  2. Bring Persuasion Worksheets (in Crucible Packet) for Thurs 3/2
  3. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, March 2, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1.  Complete "Persuasive Techniques in Atticus's Summation Speech" Activity DUE MON 3/6 (see steps 1-3 above for instructions)
  2. Read Chapters 26-31 for THURS 3/9 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 26-31 for THURS 3/9 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 3/9
  3. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK SEVEN (February 20-24, 2017)
Monday, February 20, 2017
OFF in observation of Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 12-19 for Thurs 2/23 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 12-15 and ch. 16-19 for Thurs 2/23 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/23
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, February 23, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Take Quiz on Chapters 12-19 of TKAM
  • Reader's Theatre: read the courtroom scene together
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 20-25 for Tues 2/28 THURS 3/2 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 20-25 for Tues 2/28 THURS 3/2 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON TUES 2/28 THURS 3/2
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK SIX (February 13-17 2017)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
AGENDA: 
  • CAASPP Practice Test--Part ONE 
  • Read TKAM silently
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 12-19 for Thurs 2/23 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 12-15 and ch. 16-19 for Thurs 2/23 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/23
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, February 16, 2017
AGENDA:
  • CAASPP Practice Test--Part TWO
  • Read TKAM silently
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 12-19 for Thurs 2/23 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 12-15 and ch. 16-19 for Thurs 2/23 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/23
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK FIVE (February 6-10, 2017)
Monday, February 6, 2017
AGENDA: 
  • Theme Presentations--"Prejudices" and "Loss of Innocence While Maturing into Adulthood" to present, take notes
  • Quiz on ch. 1-8 of TKAM
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 9-11 for Thurs 2/9 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 9-11 for Thurs 2/9 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/9
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Theme Presentations ON THURSDAY--groups will present, take notes...be ready!!!
  • FInish TKAM ch. 1-8 quiz
  • CAASSP Introductory Lesson.  NOTE: This is an independent, student-centered lesson. You will watch a 15-minute video to learn about the tools available when taking the CAASSP state test.  Then, you will PRACTICE using the tools on two different PRACTICE tests and complete the checklist.  Finally, you will answer the "Respond AFTER Viewing" Questions to process, to reflect, and to let Ms. Sayles know how this worked for you.  BE PATIENT.  BREATHE.  IT'S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES HERE.
    • Make sure you have a hard copy of the checklist.  This is due TODAY by the end of class.
    • CLICK HERE to access directions for the Lesson..
  • Silent Reading of TKAM to prepare for ch. 9-11 Quiz on Thursday 2/9
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 9-11 for Thurs 2/9 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 9-11 for Thurs 2/9 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/9
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, February 9, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Finish Theme Presentations--take notes, stamp Theme Activity
  • QUIZ on ch. 9-11 of TKAM
  • Discussion Questions for ch. 9-11 stamped and Graded Discussion
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 12-19 for Thurs 2/23 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 12-19 for Thurs 2/23 (stamped)--BE READY FOR QUIZ ON THURS 2/23
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK FOUR (January 30-February 3, 2017)
Monday, January 30, 2017
AGENDA: 
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 4-6 for Tues 1/31 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 4-6 for Tues 1/31 (stamped) 
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Chapters 4-6 due and Discussion Questions for ch. 4-6 stamped
  • Graded discussion
  • Read “The Incident” by Countee Cullin and “The Meaning of a Word” by Gloria Naylor
  • Written Response
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapters 7-8 for Thurs 2/2 and complete Discussion Questions for ch. 7-8 for Thurs 2/2 (stamped)
  2. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

Thursday, February 2, 2017
AGENDA:
  • QUIZ on TKAM ch. 1-8 MOVED TO MONDAY 2/6
  • Chapters 7-8 due and Discussion Questions for ch. 7-8 stamped
  • Journal #2 (complete in class)
  • Theme Activity--CLICK HERE for Google Slides Presentation
HOMEWORK:
  1.  Have Theme Activity completed and ready to present!!
  2. Be ready for TKAM Quiz ch. 1-8 on MONDAY 2/6
  3. Extra Credit Current Events--DUE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
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WEEK THREE (January 23-27, 2017)

Monday, January 23, 2017

AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
1.  Finish "Photo Essay Analysis" Activity for homework--DUE TUES 1/24.  Be ready to discuss.
2. Senior Course Registration due on THURSDAY 1/26--DON'T FORGET PARENT SIGNATURE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Check in
  • Areas of Focus for TKAM
  • NOTES: Point of View and Point of View activity 
  • Begin reading TKAM; make note of page numbers where point of view and setting are shown; make notes on characters you meet thus far
    • Jem Finch
    • Scout Finch
    • Atticus Finch
    • Calpurnia
    • The Haverfords
    • The Cunninghams
HOMEWORK:
1. Read TKAM ch. 1-3 and take notes (see above) DUE THURS 1/26
2. Senior Course Registration due on THURSDAY 1/26--DON'T FORGET PARENT SIGNATURE

Thursday, January 26, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1. To be announced
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WEEK TWO (January 16-20, 2017)

Monday, January 16, 2017

OFF--Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Senior Course Registration forms distributed
  • Present your poster via gallery walk (WORTH 50 POINTS)
ABSENT FOR THE GROUP WORK POSTER ACTIVITY?? CLICK HERE for makeup assignment DUE 1/22/17 by 11:59 pm submit to turnitin.com
ABSENT FOR THE FILM? CLICK HERE for a transcript.
HOMEWORK:
1. If you were absent for the poster activity, CLICK HERE for makeup assignment DUE 1/22/17 by 11:59 pm submit to turnitin.com
2. Returning The Crucible on Monday 1/23--DON'T FORGET YOUR BOOK!
3. Senior Course Registration due on THURSDAY 1/26--DON'T FORGET PARENT SIGNATURE

Thursday, January 19, 2017
AGENDA:
HOMEWORK:
  1.  Finish the "Scottsboro Trials" online handout--ALL THREE SECTIONS including the "After Viewing" Section
  2. Returning The Crucible on Monday 1/23--DON'T FORGET YOUR BOOK!
  3. If you were absent for the poster activity, CLICK HERE for makeup assignment DUE 1/22/17 by 11:59 pm submit to turnitin.com ________________________________________________________________

WEEK ONE (January 9-13, 2017)

Monday, January 9, 2017

AGENDA:

HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready to discuss, assemble, and present poster for "Mean Girls" and The Crucible on Thursday 1/12

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Finish "Mean Girls," work on questions
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready to discuss, assemble, and present poster for "Mean Girls" and The Crucible on Thursday 1/12

Thursday, January 12, 2017
AGENDA:
  • Group work--discuss, think critically, and assemble poster for your assigned question
  • Present your poster (WORTH 50 POINTS)
ABSENT FOR THE GROUP WORK POSTER ACTIVITY?? CLICK HERE for makeup assignment DUE 1/22/17 by 11:59 pm submit to turnitin.com
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete "Scottsboro Trials: An American Tragedy" Complete "Before Viewing...." ONLY section due Tuesday 1/17
  2. If you were absent for the poster activity, CLICK HERE for makeup assignment DUE 1/22/17 by 11:59 pm submit to turnitin.com
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