Mary Rasbach

English 9/9H 10/4-10/8

by Mary Rasbach on October 3, 2021

Posted in: 9th Grade

Each of the lesson materials on the days below should take you approximately 70 minutes to complete. If you complete all of this material in your 90 minute class period, feel free to work ahead. If you do not finish this material in your class period, you will need to complete that day’s material as homework.

For Blue 10/4 and Silver 10/5:

Lesson 7: Writing a Narrative about Overcoming a Challenge

  • Instruction (11 min)
  • Pre-writing (30 min)
  • Instruction (10 min)

This is only 51 minutes of work. You have a 90 minute class period. The next activity, Drafting, is a longer activity and can be challenging. Please move onto this activity if you can.

For Blue 10/6 and Silver 10/7:

Lesson 7: Writing a Narrative about Overcoming a Challenge

  • Drafting (60 min)
  • Instruction (9 min)

This should be about 70 minutes of work. If you complete this during class, feel free to continue onto the next lesson in the sequence.

For both Blue and Silver 10/8:

Many of you have struggled to complete your work. This is your last opportunity to make up any missing work from the semester.

English 9/9H 9/28-10/1

by Mary Rasbach on September 28, 2021

Posted in: 9th Grade

Each of the lesson materials on the days below should take you approximately 70 minutes to complete. If you complete all of this material in your 90 minute class period, feel free to work ahead. If you do not finish this material in your class period, you will need to complete that day’s material as homework.

For Blue 9/28 and Silver 9/29:

Lesson 5: Narrative Elements in “Pyramus and Thisbe” in Ovid’s Metamorphosis

  • Instruction (13 min)
  • Assignment (10 min)
  • Instruction (7 min)
  • Summary (2 min)
  • Quiz (15 min)

Lesson 6: Improving Vocabulary with Word Parts and Context Clues

  • Warm Up (4 min)
  • Instruction (21 min)

This should be about 70 minutes of work. If you complete this during class, feel free to continue onto the next lesson in the sequence.

For Blue 9/30 and Silver 10/1:

Lesson 6: Improving Vocabulary with Word Parts and Context Clues

  • Summary (2 min)
  • Assignment (26 min)
  • Assignment (11 min)
  • Assignment (12 min)
  • Quiz (15 min)

Lesson 7: Writing a Narrative about Overcoming a Challenge

  • Warm-Up (4 minutes)

This should be about 70 minutes of work. If you complete this during class, feel free to continue onto the next lesson in the sequence.

English 9/9H 9/20-9/27

by Mary Rasbach on September 20, 2021

Posted in: 9th Grade

Each of the lesson materials on the days below should take you approximately 70 minutes to complete. If you complete all of this material in your 90 minute class period, feel free to work ahead. If you do not finish this material in your class period, you will need to complete that day’s material as homework.

For Blue 9/20 and Silver 9/21:

Lesson 1: Intro to Mythology

  • Warm up (4 minutes)
  • Instruction (16 minutes)
  • Assignment 1 ( 12 minutes)
  • Instruction (4 minutes)
  • Lesson Summary (2 minutes)
  • Lesson 1 Quiz (15 minutes)

Lesson 2: Compare and Contrast — Myths and Cultures

  • Warm Up (4 minutes)
  • Instruction (5 minutes)
  • Assignment 1 (7 minutes)

This should be about 70 minutes of work. If you complete this during class, feel free to continue with lesson 2. If you do not finish this content during class, you must complete this as homework.

For Blue 9/22 and Silver 9/23:

Lesson 2: Compare and Contrast — Myths and Cultures

  • Instruction (5 minutes)
  • Assignment 2 (6 minutes)
  • Instruction (8 minutes)
  • Lesson Summary (2 minutes)
  • Lesson 2 Quiz (15 minutes)

Lesson 3: Heroic Characteristics in “Perseus”

  • Warm-Up (4 minutes)
  • Instruction (7 minutes)
  • Assignment (12 minutes)
  • Instruction (8 minutes)
  • Lesson Summary (2 minutes)

For Blue 9/24 and Silver 9/27:

Lesson 3: Heroic Characteristics in “Perseus”

  • Lesson 3 Quiz (15 minutes)

Lesson 4: Suspense in “The Cruel Tribute”

  • Warm-Up (4 minutes)
  • Instruction (13 minutes)
  • Assignment (13 minutes)
  • Instruction (4 minutes)
  • Lesson Summary (2 minutes)
  • Lesson 4 Quiz (15 minutes)

Lesson 5: Narrative Elements from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

  • Warm-Up (4 minutes)

English 206

by Mary Rasbach on August 10, 2021

Posted in: 12th Grade

**THIS WILL BE MY ONLY BLOG POST FOR THIS YEAR**

Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As I’m sure you know, English 206 is a dual credit introduction to literature class. As such, it explores the major genres of literature (poetry, drama, and fiction) as well as the emerging genres (film, graphic novel, etc.) and emphasizes developing literary analysis skills and writing.

There can be a lot of information to keep track of in the course, so you can access our weekly schedules at the following link. A link to this schedule can also be found under the “Classwork” tab of our Google Classroom under “Course Macro Documents.”

Rasbach English 206 Weekly Schedule

If you need to reach me, the best way to do so is at my e-mail address: mrasbach@goapa.org. I will be available to respond to email from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F. If you e-mail me outside these hours, I will reply the next business day.

English 111/215

by Mary Rasbach on August 10, 2021

Posted in: 11th Grade,12th Grade

**THIS WILL BE MY ONLY BLOG POST FOR THIS YEAR**

Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As you likely know, English 111 and 215 are dual credit composition courses, which means this year is going to be full of lots of writing! During the first semester, we will be focused on learning writing skills through completing several short-form essays like you would experience in most college humanities courses, and we will end the semester by completing an 8-10 page argumentative essay. During the second semester, we will be applying these skills in a self-directed research project, culminating in a 10-12 page essay and a presentation.

There can be a lot of information to keep track of in the course, so you can access our weekly schedules at the following link. A link to this schedule can also be found under the “Classwork” tab of our Google Classroom under “Course Macro Documents.”

Rasbach English 111/215 Weekly Schedule

If you need to reach me, the best way to do so is at my e-mail address: mrasbach@goapa.org. I will be available to respond to email from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F. If you e-mail me outside these hours, I will reply the next business day.

English 12

by Mary Rasbach on August 10, 2021

Posted in: 12th Grade

**THIS WILL BE MY ONLY BLOG POST FOR THIS YEAR**

Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As you likely know, English 12 is a British literature survey course. As such, we will mostly be focused on poetry, short fiction, and long fiction produced in Great Britain over the last thousand years. We will also incorporate plenty of non-fiction to contextualize the literary works we will be studying.

There can be a lot of information to keep track of in the course, so you can access our weekly schedules at the following link. A link to this schedule can also be found under the “Classwork” tab of our Google Classroom under “Course Macro Documents.”

Rasbach English 12 Weekly Schedule

If you need to reach me, the best way to do so is at my e-mail address: mrasbach@goapa.org. I will be available to respond to email from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F. If you e-mail me outside these hours, I will reply the next business day.