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August 31st - September 4th
Monday

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Period 3

Period 4

Period 5

Begin to think about One Personal Goal and Two Academic Goals for the coming Trimester. Be specific and consider what you will need to do to arrive at that goal and what support I might offer you (in class and outside of class). How will you measure your progress? We will spend time in class on Thursday sharing and developing our goals, but let the thinking begin in your "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK"!

BRING YOUR "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK" WITH YOU ON DAY ONE. THANKS.

Tuesday

Welcome to the Cave of Learning!

Today's Objectives: Students will be

1) Introduced to and invited into the American Studies Journey

2) Challenged to take "note-taking" to a new level "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK"

3) Presented with the essential question of the course: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

The First Exploration:

"Caving" or, as the Americans would say, "Spelunking" the Website

"Ice Stalagmite Breaker" : Sharing a Common Human Experience

Exploring the First Myth in the Cave: Your Writer's Notebook (WN)
Circle/List Vocabulary, 20-Word Gist Statement, Main Purpose. Q-C-O-R

Small Group Discussion: FKB - MTS - TBB - DS -TFG - MF

The Essential Question: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

Introductory Unit: The Individual and Social Experience

HW: Assignment # 1: Engage in a critical reading of the C. Wright Mills excerpt and prepare for the reading of William E. B. DuBois' speech

a) Class Handout: Excerpt from The Sociological Imagination, C. Wright Mills.
(To learn more about Mills prior to reading the excerpt, here is a background article on Mills published in 2012 - see especially the first three paragraphs)
.

Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
In your Writer's Notebook include a 20-Word Gist/Summary.

b) In preparation for tomorrow's class, when we will read the Speech of Professor William E. B. DuBois, "The Individual and Social Conscience,"please explore the following links

Who is W.E.B. DuBois? (read the first five paragraphs in N.A.A.C.P. History link)

What was the rhetorical situation for his speech? (read the background paragraph on his speech "The Individual and Social Conscience")


Wednesday

American Studies Report - "Tear Down That Wall Mr. Gorbachev"

Today's Objectives: Students will

1) engage in close reading and small group discussion

2) demonstrate their baseline writing skill utilizing a rhetorical precis template

Introductory Unit: The Individual and Social Experience

Writer's Notebook: Write Down One Idea that stays with you from our "Ice Breaker" Activity on "Family." In the article on the Myth of the Model Family, determine the "Main/Key Idea" in Paragraph Five and copy the pertinent sentence into your WN. Provide a brief reflection/interpretation that supports your sentence choice.

Discussion of Assignment # 1 - C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

Q-C-O-R and Vocabulary Expansion

The Speech of W.E.B. DuBouis, "The Individual and Social Conscience"

What is a Rhetorical Precis? (Click on the link for an answer to the question)

Internet Problem Solving (The Wayback Machine - Deeper Exploration Click to See the Result)

Rhetorical Precis Template (Found in your Google Drive Folder)

Rhetorical Precis Completion (Rubric) - (Writer's Notebook - First Draft)

HW: Complete your first draft in your Writer's Notebook by tomorrow's class and finish a revised draft of your Rhetorical Precis Essay on Du Bois's Speech
by class time on Friday.

Thursday

American Studies Report - "Tear Down That Wall Mr. Gorbachev"

 

Rhetorical Precis Completion (Rubric) - (Writer's Notebook - First Draft)

See Precis Template in your Shared File Folder

The Essential Question: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

W.E.B. DuBouis, "The Individual and Social Conscience"

On Being - Dubois & the American Soul

Introduction to the Program 00:00 - 1:43
A Mass of Paradoxes 7:25 - 11:00
Double Consciousness 14:50 - 18:25
Folds of European Civilization 22:09 - 23:54

Writer's Notebook: Listening/Discussion Take-Away

HW: Revised draft of your Rhetorical Precis Essay on Du Bois's Speech due tomorrow. (Complete in document provided in your shared file folder: Du Bois - RP - Last Name.) Please upload your Rhetorical Precis google doc to Turnitin.com by Friday at 11:59 pm. Enrollment information was given out during class (see your Writer's Notebook)

A question was asked in one of the classes today about the section of the template referring to the tone of the author. Here is a link to list of tone /attidue words that you might consider. Remember, diction is about choosing the most appropriate and effective word. LINK This same list is also in your Drive Folder.

DID YOU LOOK AT THE Rubric? DO THE BEST YOU CAN.

 

Friday

American Studies Report-
"The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand."

Social Conscience and the Problem of the Color Line:

NAACP-America's Journey for Justice

Posts from the March

Crtical Thinking Stations

Introduction to Rereading America: "Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths"

MEMBEAN: WANTS YOU!

Minimum study expectations per week 3 x 10 minutes (10 pts)
Quiz each week (10 - 15 pts).
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

The Arrival of the Puritans:

Prior Knowledge: Handout & Class PPT Notes

The Puritan Culture: Religion and Politics (CLICK HERE)

HW: Puritan Small Group Presentations Begin on Wednesday

The Puritan Culture: Religion and Politics (CLICK HERE)

Six - Eight Minute Creative Presentations

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September 7th - 11th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

IMC DAY - Go directly to the IMC at the start of class.

Independent Reading Book Talk

Independent Reading Sign Up

The reading of your book from a growth mindset perspective and your creative project must be completed by Nov. 2nd. (LINK). Rubric forthcoming.

Vocabulary Study - Membean [Training - 3 x 10]

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

The Arrival of the Puritans: Presentation Preparations

Prior Knowledge: Handout & Class PPT Notes

The Puritan Culture: Religion and Politics (CLICK HERE)

 

Membean Training: VOCABULARY QUIZ ON NEXT WEDNESDAY

Wednesday

CURRICULUM NIGHT - 7:00 PM

The Arrival of the Puritans: Presentation Preparations (continued)

Prior Knowledge: Handout & Class PPT Notes

The Puritan Culture: Religion and Politics (CLICK HERE)

Du Bois Rhetorical Precis Feedback & Academic Goals

HW: Puritan Culture Group Presentations -

Thursday

Independent Reading Sign Up -

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

Puritan Culture Presentations -

 

HW: Protestant Work Ethic - Close Reading and Writing in the Margins complete in your Writers Notebook

OPTIONAL: National Geographic Salem Trials Interactive
To participate in the Trials click on the above link. Be sure that you scroll up and down, left and right to read the text on each page. The underlined red text is the hyperlink to the next page. After reading the prologue, Enter the Trial!

Friday

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

The Puritan Legacy: Winthrop's Voice Echoing in Presidential Speeches
Ronald Reagan Farewell Speech

Protestant Work Ethic Handouts

Impromptu

HW: You have three areas of responsibility over the three-day weekend

1) Complete Your Response to the Writing Prompt (found in your Google Drive Folder). Begin with some pre-writing preparation

* looking over the Puritan PPT Notes,
* reviewing your presentation slides,
* re-reading the handout on the Puritan work ethic (be sure to look at the back side for more perspective on Puritan values/virtures)
* reviewing the document on crafting a thesis statement (found in your Drive Folder)

*give yourself 20 minutes to write your response.

2) Carefully read and highlight page one of the document entitled: An Academic Writing Goal (found in your Drive folder). Look over the results of your Spring Aspire Results and consider which aspect of Writing you want to focus on.

3) Membean Study ( 3 x 10-15 study sessions completed by the end of Tuesday. The quiz will be on Wednesday.

Have you filled out your Independent Reading Book selection (with review)?

Independent Reading Sign Up

The reading of your book from a growth mindset perspective and your creative project must be completed by Nov. 2nd. (LINK). Rubric forthcoming.

 

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September 14th - 18th
Monday

No School

Tuesday

American Studies Report-
"The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand."

Writing Prompt Response

An Academic Writing Goal (found in your Drive folder). Look over the results of your Spring Aspire Results and consider which aspect of Writing you want to focus on.

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism / Dark Romanticism

The Essential Question: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

Calling for Revolution:

Hearing the Revolutionary Voices: Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry

Thomas Paine's The Crisis # 1 : "These are the times that try men's souls."

Here is a link to the excerpt we read during class: LINK - Who is this guy?

Here is a link to the full text of his essay: LINK - Who is this guy?

Graffitti reading of the biography of Thomas Paine (A Brief Literary Biography, found in the Perspectives in American Literature link). Remember C. Wright Mills' - The Sociological Imagination -when he writes about how "...[People] are seldom aware of the intricate connection between the patterns of their own lives and the courses of world history...").

FLEXTIME: One-to-One Conferencing on Personal and Academic Goals

HW: Read the biography of Patrick Henry (Early Life and Times, Henry's Virginia and Henry and Independence)

Read/listen to the complete speech from the 2nd Continental Congress in Virginia: "Give me liberty or give me death.") CLICK HERE,

In your Writer's Notebook, analyze the text of one of the Revolutionary Voices using

The SOAPStone Strategy

HERE IS A LIST OF TONE WORDS (FOR THE "T" IN SOAPSTONE)

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

Membean Training: QUIZ TOMORROW.

Wednesday

American Studies Report-
"The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand."

Membean Quiz # 1
Sentence Types: Click Here

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism / Dark Romanticism

The Essential Question: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

Calling for Revolution:

Hearing the Revolutionary Voices: Thomas Paine LINK and Patrick Henry LINK

Comparison and Contrast

Purpose and Effectiveness

Ben Franklin: Searching for the Soul of America

America, the Rattlesnake.
You: America, the ???

HW: Creative Writing. What values, ideas, and attributes do you think America represents abroad? What misconceptions might people in other lands have about life in the United States? Why?

Guided by the above questions, share your thoughts on America, the ______ and in the google doc create an original Tweet with a corresponding original #hashtag. Include an image along with your tweet. Print out a hardcopy for display. DUE TOMORROW

SAMPLE TWEETS AND IMAGES: Sample One Sample Two Sample Three

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON NEXT TUESDAY

 

Thursday

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

Ben Franklin:

America, the Rattlesnake.
You: America, the ???

"The Founding Immigrants" (NY Times. Davis)

Franklin's Autobiography: Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection: LINK

The Pursuit of Moral Perfection!!

Poor Richard's Almanack: LINK-

Aphorisms and Proverbs

Governing a Nation: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamiltion

Background on the Age of Enlightenment

Thomas Jefferson (Biographical Information)

Vocabulary Study - Membean Training (example)

HW: From Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Thomas Jefferson

Connect - Extend - Challenge: Connecting new ideas to prior knowledge

CONNECT:How are the ideas and information presented CONNECTED to what you already knew?
EXTEND: What new ideas did you get that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions?
CHALLENGE: What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind
around? What questions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary

 

Friday

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

Jefferson and The Peculiar Institution

Discussion of Jefferson:

Notes on the State of Virginia (1785)

Liberty and Slavery

The Poetry of Phyllis Wheatley

"Among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry. Love is the peculiar oestrum of the poet. Their love is ardent, but it kindles the senses only, not the imagination."
- Thomas Jefferson

Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot.
Engage in a critical interaction with the text. In your Writer's Notebook,

CONNECT: How are the ideas and information presented CONNECTED to what you already knew?
EXTEND: What new ideas did you get that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions?
CHALLENGE: What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind
around? What questions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

One-to-One Conferencing on Goals

HW: Complete the Franklin Activity on Moral Perfection and Aphorism (20 pts). The document template is in your Shared Google Drive Folder by Monday

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON NEXT THURSDAY

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September 21st - 25th
(Homecoming Week)

Monday

Discussion of Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot

Liberty and Slavery

The Poetry of Phyllis Wheatley

Writer's Notebook Journal Reflection (include your 5-words and six Word statement)

Argumentative/Synthesis Writing: Baseline Prompt

Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

Governing a Nation: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton

In the formative years of the United States, two key figures helped shape its new government: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Their visions of what that government should be and do often conflicted.

1. Can we trust the people to govern themselves wisely? Why/Why not?
2. What is the role of government in promoting the public good?
3. What kind of economic development brings the best results?
4. How can we understand differences of opinion over slavery?

Alexander Hamilton Biographical notes

HW: Please read about the life of Alexander Hamilton Biographical notes

Complete the Franklin Activity on Moral Perfection and Aphorism (20 pts). The document template is in your Shared Google Drive Folder by midnight tonight.

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ THURSDAY (FRIDAY FOR THOSE OBSERVING YOM KIPPUR)

Tuesday


Unit One - A New Nation and American Romanticism / Transcendentalism /
Dark Romanticism

Hamilton, "the hottest ticket on Broadway!"

The Federalist No. 6: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States (Nov. 14, 1787) - The Federalist Papers Hamilton

 

Vocabulary Expansion

CONNECT: How are the ideas and information presented CONNECTED to what you already knew?
EXTEND: What new ideas did you get that EXTENDED or pushed your thinking in new directions?
CHALLENGE: What is still CHALLENGING or confusing for you to get your mind around? What questions, wonderings or puzzles do you now have?

COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY IN YOUR DRIVE DOCUMENT - Jefferson and the Age of Englightenment

 

The First Blossoms: Fiction in American Literature (1835 - 1850) PPT - click here

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) & Edgar Allan Poe (1809 -1849)

"Young Goodman Brown" (1835) - link

"The Oval Portrait" (1850) - link,

One-to-One Conferencing on Goals

HW: Close Reading expectations for these two stories CLICK HERE - complete the close reading activity in the Document - Hawthorne and Poe - found in your Drive Folder.

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Wednesday
No School
Thursday

Membean Quiz # 2
Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

The First Blossoms: Fiction in American Literature (1835 - 1850) PPT - click here

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864) & Edgar Allan Poe (1809 -1849)

Short Stories - Discussion

Hawthorne's "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1836) - link

Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" (1837) -link

Poe's "The Black Cat" (1845) - link,

"The Masque of the Red Death" (1850) link

(video clip: Part one & Part two)

HW: Complete the reading of one or more of short stories. Close Reading expectations for these two stories CLICK HERE - complete the close reading activity in the Document - Hawthorne and Poe - found in your Drive Folder.

Optional Writing prompt - Complete in your Hawthorne and Poe google doc

Complete your Poe and Hawthorne Optional Writing prompt response by Monday

 

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ ON NEXT THURSDAY
Friday

Poe and Hawthorne Close Reading and Comprehension

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists PPT

 

Optional Writing prompt - Complete in your Hawthorne and Poe google doc

Complete your Poe and Hawthorne Optional Writing prompt response by Monday

 

 

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September 28th - October 2nd
(Progress Reports Due on Thursday)
Monday

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists PPT

 

Romanticism - 1820s - 1860s
Transcendentalism - 1830s - 1860s

Read the above links closely and determine the significant characteristics for each of these literary movements. Record them in your writers's notebook.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

The Ideal -Overview

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link)

HW: Complete late or missing work in your Google Drive documents.

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THIS THURSDAY

Tuesday

 

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

The Ideal -Overview

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link)

Claim - Support - Question

Claim: An explanation or interpretation of some aspect of the reading
Support: Providing evidence from the text or from personal experience
Question: What may make you doubt the claim? What isn't fully explained? What further ideas or issues does this claim raise?

HW: Complete Reading of Emerson Excerpts on Friendship and Selected Poems. Analyze how these writings illustrate Transcendenalism.

Claim - Support - Question

Claim: An explanation or interpretation of some aspect of the reading
Support: Providing evidence from the text or from personal experience
Question: What may make you doubt the claim? What isn't fully explained? What further ideas or issues does this claim raise?

 

Wednesday

Argumentative/Synthesis Writing: Baseline Prompt

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link)

MEMBEAN QUIZ TOMORROW

 

HW: Using the Google Slide Document (Claim - Support - Question) in your Drive Folder. Fill in the corresponding slide for your section of Emerson (either from Nature Chapter 4 Language & Chapter 7 Spirit; or from Self-Reliance). Everyone should read and analyze the text from Thoreau's Walden, starting with the excerpt entitled 2. Where I Lived, and What I Lived for (par. 2, 8, 15-16)

Claim - Support - Question

Claim: An explanation or interpretation of some aspect of the reading
Support: Providing evidence from the text or from personal experience
Question: What may make you doubt the claim? What isn't fully explained? What further ideas or issues does this claim raise?

Analyze how these writings illustrate Transcendenalism.

 

Thursday

Membean Quiz # 3
Comma Usage: Click Here

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link)

Claim - Support - Question

Claim: An explanation or interpretation of some aspect of the reading
Support: Providing evidence from the text or from personal experience
Question: What may make you doubt the claim? What isn't fully explained? What further ideas or issues does this claim raise?

HW: The Myth of America's Place in the World.
Land of Liberty: American Mythology in a "New World Order" Engage in a critical interaction with the text. In your Writer's Notebook, Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary; Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R). Q-C-O-R.

 

Friday

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Parts Two, Three (7:40)

Excerpts from Walden (link) and Civil Disobedience (link)

The Myth of America's Place in the World.

George W. Bush: The National Geographic 9/11 Interview

Unit One Review Day

Be sure you spend time re-reading (studying) the documents, handouts, and PPTs listed in the Review Link Page (look over your notes, fill in the blanks). Read closely the documents in order to analyze and annotate them (what literary elements do you find in the poerty, determine effective diction, and make connections to beliefs and values of the individual); identify aspects of the "ism": Puritanism, the Englightenment, Romanticisim, Dark Romanticism. Consider how the Cultural Myths ("the melting pot" of Equality & America's Place in the World: Liberty and Democracy) can be used as supportive evidence.

Try to anticipate how these documents will be used on the test. Each one will be a part of the test.

Review Link

I encourage you to use your time wisely in class today.
As Alexander Hamilton once said of himself:

“Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this;

when I have a subject in hand,

I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me.

My mind becomes pervaded with it."

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON NEXT WEDNESDAY


HW: Exam preparation. Begin the Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a sample of this assignment. See your Drive Folder for the T.O. Experiment document.

 

How goes your Membean Training? Minimum of 30 minutes (three x 10 minute sessions). Next quiz will be on Wednesday.

 

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October 5th - 9th
Monday

UNIT ONE TEST - Sections One and Two (time 45 minutes)

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Excerpts from Walden (link) and Civil Disobedience (link)

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Three (7:40) & Four

 

Be sure you spend time re-reading (studying) the documents, handouts, and PPTs listed in the Review Link Page. Annotate, highlight, comment, make connections, between The Winthrop and Reagan speeches found in the American Jeremiad handout. Read closely the Jefferson related documents.

Try to anticipate how these documents will be used on the test. Both will be included in part two of the test. One will be a required response, the other will be optional (for the common-wealth of your grade).

Review Link

 

UNIT ONE TEST: Essay Section Tomorrow

Continue your Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. Have you been logging your daily observations???? Are you putting them in your google doc (See File Folder doc entitled T.O. Experiment). Remember, this 12-day activity concludes on next Wednesday.

 

Tuesday

UNIT ONE TEST - Section Three (time 60 minutes)

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism

The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Please read chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative. Complete the study guide for these sections. We will discuss the first five chapters Friday
 

HW: Discussion based on the reading of chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative on Friday.
If you have completed the first five chapters, continue on. We will discuss chapters six - ten on Monday.

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
Membean quiz THURSDAY

Wednesday

The Explanation Game: Exploring Understanding and Perspective xx

Constructed Response Feedback and Discussion: Recruiting Minorities for Managerial Positions

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Excerpts from Walden (link) and Civil Disobedience (link)

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Three (7:40) & Four

HW: Discussion based on the reading of chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative on Friday.
If you have completed the first five chapters, continue on. We will discuss chapters six - ten on Monday.

The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. ON THURSDAY YOU WILL LEARN WHERE WE WILL GO FROM HERE WITH OUR OBSERVATIONS

Membean quiz TOMORROW

Thursday

Membean quiz:

Sentence Types: Click Here
Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here
Comma Usage: Click Here

Flow: Click Here
The Passive Voice: Click Here

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Three (7:40) & Four

HW: Discussion based on the reading of chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative tomorrow.
If you have completed the first five chapters, continue on.

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Five, & Six (OPTIONAL)

We will discuss chapters six - ten on Monday.

REVISION OF UNIT ONE ESSAY DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY . SEE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DRIVE:

* Unit One Jefferson Essay: Final Draft

* Unit One Winthrop/Reagan Essay: "Common-wealth" Credit - (OPTIONAL)

* Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Reflection (OPTIONAL)
Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Five, & Six

Friday

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Three (7:40) & Four

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Excerpts from Walden (link) and Civil Disobedience (link)

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Excerpts from The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Discussion of Douglass

HW: Discussion based on the reading of chapters six - ten of the Douglass Narrative
BY TUESDAY.

REVISION OF UNIT ONE ESSAY DUE BY CLASS TIME ON (3RD HOUR) TUESDAY / (4TH and 5TH HOURS) WEDNESDAY. SEE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DRIVE:

* Unit One Jefferson Essay: Final Draft

* Unit One Winthrop/Reagan Essay: "Common-wealth" Credit - (OPTIONAL)

* Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Reflection (OPTIONAL)
Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Five, & Six

The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. ON THURSDAY YOU WILL LEARN WHERE WE WILL GO FROM HERE WITH OUR OBSERVATIONS

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October 12th - 16th
Monday

 

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

12 Years a Slave - View / Respond

Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson

 

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ ON THURSDAY

REVISION OF UNIT ONE ESSAY DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY . SEE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DRIVE:

* Unit One Jefferson Essay: Final Draft

* Unit One Winthrop/Reagan Essay: "Common-wealth" Credit - (OPTIONAL)

* Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Reflection (OPTIONAL)

The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. ON THURSDAY YOU WILL LEARN WHERE WE WILL GO FROM HERE WITH OUR OBSERVATIONS

Tuesday

Discussion of Douglass: Chapters six - ten

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Monday October 26th).
ISWAC Strongly encouraged!

HERE ARE TWO SAMPLE ESSAYS: CLICK HERE

 

 

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THURSDAY

REVISION OF UNIT ONE ESSAY DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY . SEE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DRIVE:

* Unit One Jefferson Essay: Final Draft

* Unit One Winthrop/Reagan Essay: "Common-wealth" Credit - (OPTIONAL)

* Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Reflection (OPTIONAL)

Wednesday

PSAT (Juniors)

Reflecting on Feedback: "Recruiting Minorities for Managerial Positions in Sports"? (5 minutes)

Go to your Google Drive Folder to read individual feedback: Do not resolve the comments, but reply with your questions and comments to some of the feedback.

Click here for General Feedback: LINK (5 minutes)

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10] ( 10 minutes)

Walking with Unchained Memories and Frederick Douglass (click here): Group Viewing (10 minutes)

Individual Viewer Response: This written response should be completed in the Google Drive document enttitled, Frederick Douglass (5 minutes)

Take a walk and talk with your C partner (share your Viewer Response Reflections)
(5 Minutes)

Pre-AP Passages on Mark Twain: Work with your C partner. Place your answers on individual scantrons (use the backside of the Unit One scantron) (25 minutes)

Passage One: 1 - 10 = 51 - 60

Passage Two: 1 - 10 = 61 - 70

Continue Reading Frederick Douglass Narrative

FLEX TIME THURSDAY - "TRANSCENDENTAL LEGACY" - POETRY OFFER

Do you want a sneak peak at the poems? Look for the Three-Column Poetry Document in Google Drive.

3RD HOUR: YOUR REVISED UNIT ONE ESSAY IS DUE BY MIDNIGHT.

4TH AND FIFTH HOURS: YOUR REVISED UNIT ONE ESSAY IS DUE BY CLASS TIME ON THURSDAY.

ALL HOURS: YOUR MUST BRING IN YOUR ORIGINAL DRAFT AND THE TEST QUESTION SHEET. YOU DO NOT NEED A HARD COPY. INSTEAD, SUBMIT YOUR GOOGLE DOC (FROM YOUR DRIVE FOLDER) TO TURNITIN.COM

IF YOU DID EITHER OF THE OPTIONAL ESSAYS, YOU SHOULD ALSO SUBMIT THOSE GOOGLE DOCS TO TURNITIN.COM

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENT, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thursday

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The ACT Writing Prompt

The Sample Essays

Sample Essay = 4

Sample Essay = 5

Sample Essay = 6

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Monday October 26th).
ISWAC Strongly encouraged!

HERE ARE TWO SAMPLE ESSAYS: CLICK HERE

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Robert Hayden's Poem "Frederick Douglass"
Recited by Shawntay A. Henry (click here)

Five Minute Viewer Response in your Google Drive document enttitled, Frederick Douglass.

Introduction to Mark Twain

Mark Twain Tribute:

Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

Part One: Introduction to Mark Twain (15:00 - 20:20)
Part Two: Innocents Abroad (20:21 - 26:24)
Part Three: Old Voices (26:24 -38:00)

The Jim Dilemma

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ TONIGHT/TOMORROW
(The quiz will be made available for 24 hours beginning after school today)

HW: Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn. The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn. Engage in a critical interaction with the text. In your Writer's Notebook, Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary; Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R). Q-C-O-R.

Friday

Membean Quiz #4

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

Part Three: Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, (38:00 - 40:33)
Part Four: A Tramp Abroad, The Prince and The Pauper (40:33 - 43:00)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(43:00 - 50:45)

The Study Guide Packet

Begin Reading Chapters 1 - 3
Noting First Impressions of Huck, Jim, and Tom. Make observations about Twain's writing style, and bring questions about what he wrote.

Online version: click here

Complete the Reading of Chapters *4 - 7: Note your impressions of Pap and Huck's relationship. Did Huck "do the right thing?" What else could he have done?

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Monday October 26th).
ISWAC Strongly encouraged!

HERE ARE TWO SAMPLE ESSAYS: CLICK HERE

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October 19th - 23rd
Monday

The Explanation Game: Exploring Understanding and Perspective xx

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (43:00 - 50:45)

Discussion of Chapters 1 - 7

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

"Call this a govment!" (39)

The Study Packet

Kholberg's Theory of Moral Development

Jim's Voice and Huck's Conscience Level

1) Why did Jim and Huck end up on Jackson Island together, and how does Huck’s response to Jim reveal his level of conscience development?

2) Provide two examples from chapter eight of how “Jim’s voice” both expresses his knowledge and his sense of self-worth.

Online version desktops & laptops: click here smartphones: click here

"Jim's Dream" Huck Finn Illustrations: click here

In Class Reading Chapter 8

HW: Complete the Reading Chapters 9 - 10

 

Tuesday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

ACT-Style Writing Prompt

In Class Reading Chapters 11 - 13

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON MONDAY

HW: Complete the Reading Chapters 11 - 13 by Thursday

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Monday October 26th).
ISWAC Strongly encouraged!.

Wednesday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Sustained Reading Day

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON MONDAY

Thursday

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion of Chapters 8 - 13

Jim's Voice

Huck's Developing Conscience

Chapter *14

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

"King Sollermun" - Mannipean Logomachy

 

Online version desktops & laptops: click here smartphones: click here

HW: For Tomorrow Read Chapter 15

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ MONDAY

Friday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Chapter 15

"Dat truck dah is trash"

Chapter 16

Huck's Developing Conscience

"Dah's Cairo!'

My Conscience got to stirring me up hotter than ever."

Chapter 17 - Local Color (Highlights)

In Class Reading Chapter *18

"Col. Grangerford was a gentleman, you see."

"Why ,where was you raised? Don't you know what a feud is?"

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due BY CLASS TIME on Monday October 26th). Bring in a Hard Copy and Upload your Final Draft to TURNITIN.COM

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October 26th - 30th
Monday

 

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Sustained Reading Day - Chapters 19 - 23

Chapter 19 - 20 The King and the Duke

Chapter 21: Shakespeare, Sherburn and Mobs

Chapter 22 Colonel Sherburn & Mobs

 

Online version desktops & laptops: click here smartphones: click here

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters 20 - 22

 

Tuesday

Membean Quiz # 5
Subject - Verb Agreement

The Membean Quiz will be available for 24 hours. It is your responsibility to take it during this time period. Any retakes will receive a 10% reduction per day missed.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion of Chapters 20 - 22

Chapter 20: The King and the Duke

Chapters 21 & 22: Shakespeare, Sherburn and Mobs

Chapter 22 Huck goes to the circus

Chapter 23 Jim's Weeping and Moaning

 

HW: Please Read Chapters 24 - 26

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY

Wednesday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion of Chapters 24 - 26

In Class Reading Time: Chapter 27 - 30

Pre-ACT English Grammar Practice

Thursday

Azar Nafisi: The Republic of Imagination

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jim's Voice

Huck's Conscience Development

In Class Reading of Chapter 31

Pre-AP Reading Practice

The Final Section of the Novel

Final Satirical Commentary or Failed Ending?

HW: Finish Huck Finn by this Friday. Proposed "pace of reading" schedule

By Monday:  Chapters 32 - 38 (273 - 329)

By  Tuesday: Chapters 39 -41 (330 - 352)

Tuesday in Class: Chapters 42 - the Last (353 - 365)

 

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Friday
No School

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November 2nd - 6th
Monday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

View Ken Burns Documentary: (click here) Advance the video clip to 49:30 and listen until 1:00:05 (good food for thought for your Part One essay)

Discussion Chapters 32 - 38

What baffles Huck the most about Tom?

Huck: The Realist

and

Tom: The Romantic

Pre-AP Reading Passage Practice and Pre-ACT English Practice Assessment Review

In-Class Reading Time: Chapters 39 -41 (330 - 352)

Thinking it Over in my Mind - The (Un)Reconstructed South

What is Twain's purpose in this final section of the novel?

"Bitter" Satire: "The Sound Heart and the Deformed Conscience"

Stop after the reading of Chapter 41 and make a prediction in your writers notebook as to how Twain will conclude his story?

Return Unit One Exam

HW: Chapters 39 -41 (330 - 352) by Tuesday

Stop after the reading of Chapter 41 and make a prediction in your writers notebook as to how Twain will conclude his story?

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Tuesday

In-Class Reading: Chapters 42 - the Last

Discussion and Predictions

"At last I had an idea; and I says, I'll go and write the [responses].

Huck Finn Test. The Last (PART ONE): Thinking it Over and Literary Analysis Writing.

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

Stages of Moral Development (Study Packet)

How to prepare for Part Two? Revisit/Re-read the scenes from the key chapters in the Adventure: 15, 16, 23, & 31

HW: Huck Finn Final Test: PART TWO Wednesday in class

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Wednesday

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Huck Finn Test, The Last: PART TWO - Close Reading Passages

Huck Finn Test, The Last (PART ONE - Continued): Thinking it Over and Literary Analysis Writing.

Thursday

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

Reality TV Presents: The Naturalist Poetry Slam Competition

Eight Poems by Stephen Crane

1) "A Man Said to the Universe"
2) "War is Kind"
3) "God Lay Dead in Heaven"
4) "Once There Came a Man"

5) "A Man Went Before a Strange God"
6) "A Youth in Apparel the Glittered"
7) "In the Desert"
8) "A Learned Man Came to Me Once"


"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane begin the reading in class

HW: Complete the reading and annotating of Crane's story.

I have copied an Online Version of "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane into a Google doc To highlight and annotate/comment, use the document found in your shared file folder.

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by the week's short stories). Put them in a google slides doc entitled: - Imagist Poetry - in your Shared File.

Select one to print out and turn in on next Friday.Imagist Poems

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A MEMBEAN QUIZ TOMORROW

Friday

MEMBEAN QUIZ

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

Eight Poems by Stephen Crane

1) "A Man Said to the Universe"
2) "War is Kind"
3) "God Lay Dead in Heaven"
4) "Once There Came a Man"

5) "A Man Went Before a Strange God"
6) "A Youth in Apparel the Glittered"
7) "In the Desert"
8) "A Learned Man Came to Me Once"

The Imagist Poetry Movement: Imagist Poems

Small Group Discussion of "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

"I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest..."

Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

 

HW: Complete the reading and annotating of Crane's story.

Option One: Read Jack London's "To Build a Fire" - Bonus Points to keep you warm

Aspects of Naturalism to look for (highlight and comment on) while reading the short story


The naturalist often describes his characters as though they are conditioned and controlled by environment or by chance.

    • The naturalist writer wants to portray life in all of its raw intensity, but he strives to find a deeper meaning in the world as well.

    • Often times in naturalism literature one or more characters will continue to repeat one line or phrase that tends to have a pessimistic connotation, sometimes emphasizing the inevitability of death.

    • Focus on what happens to the characters and on their responses to each other in this situation, conditioned by the environment.

    • Naturalist plots typically follow a noticeable "plot of decline."


Option Two: Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by the week's short stories). Put them in a google slides doc entitled: - Imagist Poetry - in your Shared File.

Select one to print out and turn in on next Friday.Imagist Poems

Independent Book Reading Discussion and Project Presentations Due Mon. Nov. 16th

NEXT MEMBEAN WILL BE FRIDAY THE 13th - Will one of your words be superstitious?

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November 9th - 13th

Monday

"The Open Boat" - Aspects of Naturalism (Jaxk London's "To Build a Fire")

Unit Three: Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

"The Scribbling Women"

The Cult of Domesticity and True Womanhood

Godey's Lady's Book Link Two

Kate Chopin: Short Stories: Critical reading and small group discussions

"The Storm"
"The Kiss"
"The Story of an Hour"

HW: Please read the handout related to True Women and Real Men: Myths of Gender. Engage in a critical interaction with the text. In your Writer's Notebook, Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary; Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R). Q-C-O-R..

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by the week's short stories). Put them in a google slides doc entitled: - Imagist Poetry - in your Shared File.

Select one to print out and turn in on next Friday.Imagist Poems

Begin Reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Short Story - "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Complete Section One by Wednesday
(Stop at the top of page 163 * * *)

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ FRIDAY

Tuesday

No School

Wednesday

 

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

Kate Chopin: Short Stories: Critical reading and small group discussions

"The Storm"
"The Kiss"
"The Story of an Hour"

HW: Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity.
Engage in a critical interaction with the text. In your Writer's Notebook, Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary; Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R).
Q-C-O-R.
.

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by the week's short stories). Put them in a google slides doc entitled: - Imagist Poetry - in your Shared File.

Select one to print out and turn in on Friday.Imagist Poems

Thursday

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

A Radio Drama (Part Two): "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Introduction: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Biography: PPT

HW: Complete the reading of Chapter One. See purpose for reading questions

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
Membean Quiz Tomorrow

The reading of your book from a growth mindset perspective and your creative project must be completed by Nov. 16th. (LINK).

Friday

Membean Quiz # 8

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

West Egg and East Egg

Fitzgerald Biography: Reading Assessment (P-1) & English Asssessment (p-5)

Discussion of Chapter One

Nick Carraway
Gatsby
Daisy and Tom Buchanan
Jordan Baker

 

HW: Read chapter two (pgs. 27 - 42) and Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook (online version: click here)

Read Chapter three by Tuesday (pgs 43 - 64)

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A QUIZ NEXT FRIDAY

Independent Book Reading Discussion and Project Presentations Due Monday

The reading of your book from a growth mindset perspective and your creative project must be completed by Nov. 16th. (LINK).

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November 16th - 20th
Monday

Independent Book Reading Discussion and Project Presentations

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

East Egg vs. West Egg: Passage 1 (Q 1 - 7)

East Egg vs. West Egg: Passage 2 (Q 8 - 15)

Discussion of Chapter 2


HW: Chapter three by Tuesday (pgs 43 - 64) Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook (online version: click here)

Tuesday

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 3

Party at Gatsby's
Rumours
Jordan and Nick

East Egg vs. West Egg: Eng Assess 9 (1- 6 = 51 - 56) & 6 (1 - 17 = 61 - 77)

 

HW: Read Chapter 4 (pgs. 65 - 85) Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook

MEMBEAN QUIZ MONDAY

Wednesday

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 3

The Myth of Gender - Fitzgerald's Portrayal of Women

Discussion of end of Chapter 4

East Egg vs. West Egg : Passage 5 (31 - 38)

 

In Class Reading of Chapter 5

 

HW: Complete the reading of Chapter 5 (pgs 86 - 102) for tomorrow. Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook

 

 

Thursday

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Love Nest:
Paul Whitman and His Orchestra (George Burns & Gracie Allen)
Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra (from the Musical Comedy "Mary")

Discussion of Chapter 5

The Myth of Money and Success

Ain't We Got Fun: Doris Day & Eagan & Kahn

In Class Reading of Chapter 6

HW: Please read complete the reading of Chapter 6 by tomorrow and please read Chapter 7 ( pgs. 118 - 153) by Monday and Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook

Friday

 

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 6

The Myth of Money and Success

Ain't We Got Fun: Doris Day & Eagan & Kahn

"Three O'Clock in the Morning" - Paul Whiteman (1922/1926/1928)
"Somebody Stole My Gale" - Ted Weems (1924) Benny Goodman
"You're the Cream in My Coffee" Ted Weems (1928)

East Egg vs. West Egg : Passage 7 (Q 46 - 52)

HW: Chapter 7 ( pgs. 118 - 153)

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]

MEMBEAN QUIZ ON MONDAY

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November 23rd - 27th
Monday

Membean Quiz # 9
Parallelism

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 7

East Egg vs. West Egg : Passage 8 (Q 53 - 61)

The Myth of Gender...

HW: Please Read Chapter 8 (154 - 170) & the first section of Chapter 9 (pgs. 171 - 182) Stop after the line: "But it wasn't any use. Nobody came."

We will read/listen to the ending of the novel in class tomorrow.

Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A FINAL QUIZ ON ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 30TH

Tuesday

Unit Three Challenges and Successes of the Early Twentieth Century

Discussion of Chapter 8

East Egg vs. West Egg : Passage 11 (Q 77 - 84)

The Novel's End - Discussion

Final Exam Essay Considerations

Interested in reading some literary critcism and analysis of the novel? CLICK HERE

Membean Training: [Training - 3 x 10]
THERE WILL BE A FINAL QUIZ ON ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 30TH

Wednesday

Thanksgiving Vacation

Thursday
Thanksgiving Vacation
Friday
Thanksgiving Vacation

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November 30th - December 4th
Final Week of Trimester A
Monday

 

Membean Quiz # 10

ACT-STYLE WRITING PROMPT (PPT)

Final Exam Essay Considerations

Interested in reading some literary critcism and analysis of the novel? How about practicing Grammar and Close Reading Passages? CLICK HERE

Complete the "Good Progress" Membean Words and Sentence Building Document by Exam Day. Those taking the final exam may print out a copy of this document for possible use in the writing portion of the test.

Complete Your 1st Trimester Review, Reflection and Feedback Document (no later than midnight on Thursday Dec 3rd). Those who do not complete this Reflection will receive an incomplete for the first trimester grade.

The Great Gatsby Textual Evidence Document is optional. Only those taking the final exam are encourage to complete this document as part of your preparation (you may print out a copy of your work and use it during the exam)

Tuesday

Organizational Matters: Portfolios (Digitial and Hard Copy), Turnitin.com Uploads, Writer's Notebooks, Course Handouts (Three-Ring Binder), Books Returned, and Trimester Reflection Completion

The Final Rounds of the Gatsby Scramble

East Egg vs. West Egg : Passage 12 (Q 85 - 90)

Lightening Round: Gatsby Test

Final Exam Essay Considerations

Interested in reading some literary critcism and analysis of the novel? How about practicing Grammar and Close Reading Passages? CLICK HERE

The Options

Huck Finn - Grammar Passages (Class Handouts)

"To Build a Fire" and "The Yellow Wallpaper" - Close Reading Passages
(Class Handouts)

The Portrayal of Women and The American Dream

Complete the "Good Progress" Membean Words and Sentence Building Document by Exam Day. Those taking the final exam may print out a copy of this document for possible use in the writing portion of the test.

Complete Your 1st Trimester Review, Reflection and Feedback Document (no later than midnight on Thursday Dec 3rd). Those who do not complete this Reflection will receive an incomplete for the first trimester grade.

The Great Gatsby Textual Evidence Document is optional. Only those taking the final exam are encourage to complete this document as part of your preparation (you may print out a copy of your work and use it during the exam)

Wednesday

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

A Preview of Trimester Three

Harlem Renaissance - Drop Me Off in Harlem:

A Brief Look at Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Biography and Nobel Prize Speech Excerpt and Hemingway Resource Center

Journalist, War Correspondent, and Author (Novels and Short Stories)

"The Sea Change"
"A Day's Wait"

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Thursday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

A Preview of Trimester Three

Harlem Renaissance - Drop Me Off in Harlem:

A Brief Look at Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Biography and Nobel Prize Speech Excerpt and Hemingway Resource Center

Journalist, War Correspondent, and Author (Novels and Short Stories)

"The Sea Change"
"A Day's Wait"


Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Friday
 

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December
Monday

Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Small Group Discussions: "The End of Something" and "The Three-Day Blow"

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and the Synthesis Essay

"Hills Like White Elephants"

HW: "Hills Like White Elephants" Short Story and Student Articles Socratic Seminars

Tuesday
"Hills Like White Elephants" - Socratice Seminars
Wednesday

Harlem Renaissance Projects

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

 

Harlem Renaissance Group Projects Due Monday November 30th

Presentation Guidelines (50 pts):

Time: 4 -5 minutes (less than four minutes 10% deduction)

Face, Place, Theme, and Influence

Video Clip(s): May not exceed a total of 1:00 minute

Poem: Must be Recited
Longer poems should be excerpted (on screen and/or in rectitation)

Credit Page: Include, but simply present as final slide

Thursday
 
Friday