In Context

Friday, October 15, 2010

English Agenda for October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010--Room 209~2:20 PM
~Strengthening the Net Through Student Engagement~

I. Departmental Features--

Media Updates--Linda Norris

Student Services Info--Julia Southern

CHS SIP Plan for 2010-2011--Mag & Joelle
New Template Online
Impetus from Race to the Top--Teacher Accountability for Student Progress
Designed to be a Working Document--Open to Revision Throughout the Year
Collaborative Alignment of Goals on INROADS:
_HCPSS_CHS_English Department_Grade Level English Teams_Appendix Ds
Seminal to Teacher Planning and Instruction

II. The Nitty Gritty/Updates/Reminders--

October 20--NCTE's National Day on Writing--Rus

Senior Writing Project Quarterly Reflections--ALL Grades
Student Writing Folders
English CPR--Digital Portfolios--Rus, Kristin, Shanea, Mag

ACCUPLACER Testing--November 10 & 11--English 11 Classes

Grade Level Team Meetings--November 15th Department Meeting

~English HSA Online Resources~

~English HSA Online Resources~

  • Maryland HSA Overview & History
  • Class of 2009--First Class Required to Pass Tests for Graduation
  • High School Testing Content & Data
  • High School Assessment Testing Calendar
  • Publicly Released Test Forms--2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Answer Keys & Scoring Rubrics
  • Online HSA Courses
  • Testing Options/Accommodations
  • Contact Information
~from The Tragedy of King Richard II (Act 3, Scene 3) (1623) by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Yet looks he like a king: behold, his eye,
As bright as is the eagle's, lightens forth
Controlling majesty: alack, alack, for woe,
That any harm should stain so fair a show!

~from Moby-Dick (Chapter 96: The Try-Works) (1851) by Herman Melville (1819-1891)

There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he forever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.

~from Love's Phases (1899) by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Love hath the wings of the eagle bold,

Cling to him strongly
What if the look of the world be cold,
And life go wrongly?
Rest on his pinions, for broad is their fold;
Love hath the wings of the eagle bold.

~from What the Eagle Says (1999) by Xi Chuan (born Liu Jun, 1963)

Among men there are men who are not men, just like among eagles there are eagles that are not eagles: there are eagles that are forced to pace up and down the alleyways, and there are men who are forced to fly through the air.