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September 1st - 5th
Monday

Labor Day Holiday - No School

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

Tuesday

Welcome to Room 511: "The Cave of Learning"

Orientation: "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 - TCS - TFG - MF

HW: Assignment # 1: Engage in a critical reading of the Mills text in the handout.

a) Excerpt from C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

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

b) Speech of Professor William E. B. DuBois, "The Individual and Social Conscience"

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

We will listen to/read the speech in class tomorrow, but give it a first read in preparation for tomorrow's class.

Wednesday

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

Writer's Notebook: Write Down One Idea that stays with you from the article on the Myth of the Model Family. You could paraphrase that Idea and/or copy the pertinent sentence.

Discussion of Assignment # 1 - Q-C-O-R and Vocabulary Expansion

C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

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

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

HW: Complete a final draft of your Rhetorical Precis Essay on Du Bois's Speech.

CREATE A GOOGLE DOC USING THE CHROME BROWSER AND BE SURE TO LOGIN WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT. BE SURE TO MOVE THE DOCUMENT INTO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER:

STILL LABELED - AP LANG AND COMP.

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

Please upload your Rhetorical Precis google doc to Turnitin.com (Remember you must first enroll in the class by going to Moodle and finding the enrollment information - I have already enrolled you in the Moodle Course.

1) Entrance Ticket: Write down 2 - 3 Specific Personal Goals for the Trimester (4 x 6). Bring with you to class tomorrow. Include how you intend to accomplish these goals? How can I support you in your efforts to succeed?


Thursday

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

Trimester Goals

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

Say Something Activity

Establishing Discussion Guidelines

Modeling Reading Strategies for Non-Fiction: Close Reading and Annotation

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

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..

Complete a final draft of your Rhetorical Precis Essay on Du Bois's Speech.

CREATE A GOOGLE DOC USING THE CHROME BROWSER AND BE SURE TO LOGIN WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT. BE SURE TO MOVE THE DOCUMENT INTO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER:

STILL LABELED - AP LANG AND COMP.

Please remember to upload your Rhetorical Precis google doc to Turnitin.com by tomorrow (Remember you must first enroll in the class by going to Moodle and finding the enrollment information - I have already enrolled you in the Moodle Course.

 

Friday

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

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

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

The Arrival of the Puritans:

Prior Knowledge & Further Background (Class PPT Notes)

CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK TO DISCOVER WHO IS IN YOUR SMALL GROUP. THEN CLICK ON THE LINK OF THE PERSON YOU WERE "PREDESTINED" TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.

EACH PAGE HAS A NUMBER OF LINKS TO EXPLORE. PLEASE USE THESE SOURCES. NO WIKIPEDIA OR ANSWERS.COM

Small Groups - The goal is Six Minute Creative Presentations

Winthrop: from A Modell of Christian Charity
(Start at the line:"... From the former Considerations arise these Conclusions...)
Bradstreet: "To My Dear and Loving Husband" & "Upon the Burning of Our House" (other poems by Bradstreet are possible for presentation)
Edwards: The Great Awakening, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Hutchinson: The Puritans and Dissent
Cotton Mather: The Salem Witch Trials

Small Group Discussion Preparation:

After learning which group you are in, begin your individual preparation in order to be ready for Monday's discussion with your group. Your group will be presenting to the class on Tuesday.

Begin by reading the handout you recieved in class about the Puritans. Look for content from the notes we took in class ( PPT Notes) and highlight (underline, circle) the information. Explore your group's person and Include any further Questions and unfamiliar Vocabulary. Reflect upon the Puritans Key Values, Ideas, Beliefs. What is your personal Impression of the Puritans in general and of your group's person in particular (favorable, unfavorable or some of both?). Explain why.

HW: Begin research on the Puritans. See the information above.

On the day of your presentation (Tuesday), the focus of the presentations should include the following:

Biographical Info: Who? When? What? - Determies a few important aspects
The Writings: Key excerpt/sample from their writings.
Rhetorical Analysis: Comment on the purpose and effect of the selected writings.
Puritanism: Values and Beliefs embedded in their writings.

Six Minute Creative Presentation

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September 8th - 12th
Monday

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

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

Small Group Preparations - Questions, Diction, Key Values, Ideas, Beliefs found in their writings, Impressions (both favorable and unfavorable).

Biographical Info: Who? When? What? - Determies a few important aspects
The Writings: Key excerpts/samples from their writings.
Rhetorical Analysis: Comment on the purpose and effect of the selected writings.
Puritanism: Values and Beliefs embedded in their writings.

Six Minute Creative Presentation

HW: Puritan Small Group Presentations Tomorrow

Biographical Info: Who? When? What? - Determies a few important aspects
The Writings: Key excerpts/samples from their writings.
Rhetorical Analysis: Comment on the purpose and effect of the selected writings.
Puritanism: Values and Beliefs embedded in their writings.

Six Minute Creative Presentations

 

Tuesday

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

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

Puritan Presentations

HW:

Salem Witch 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 underline red text is the hyperlink to the next page. After reading the prologue, Enter the Trial!

Salem Witch Museum

 

 

Wednesday

Curriculum Night (7:00 pm)

Independent Reading Book Talk (IMC)

Du Bois Rhetorical Precis Feedback (IMC)

Vocabulary Study - Membean Training (IMC)

Final Puritan Presentation

 

HW: Assignment # 3: Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot.
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..

 

Thursday

Independent Reading Sign Up

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

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

Word Crimes

Protestant Work Ethic Handout

Impromptu

Discussion of Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot

The Coming Revolution:

 

HW: Assignment # 4 Close Reading and Analysis
Begin by reading biography of either Patrick Henry (Early Life and Times, Henry's Virginia and Henry and Independence)

or 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...").

In your Writer's Notebook, analyze one of the following texts using The SOAPStone Strategy HERE IS A LIST OF TONE WORDS (FOR THE "T" IN SOAPSTONE)

For Patrick Henry, (read/listen to the complete speech in the Virginia Convention), for Thomas Paine (excerpt from The Crisis # 1, paragraphs. 1,2,9,11-15).

Click on the corresponding link for either person.

Friday

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

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

Discussion of Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot

Calling for Revolution:

Hearing the Revolutionary Voices: Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry

The Crisis # 1 : "These are the times that try men's souls."
2nd Continental Congress Speech: "Give me liberty or give me death."

From Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Thomas Jefferson (Biographical note)

Assignment # 5 Complete the reading of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia.
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..

Complete this assignment in your Writer's Notebook

  Independent Reading Sign Up

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September 15th -19th
Monday

Independent Reading Sign Up

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

Prior Knowledge & Further Background on the Age of Enlightenment
("The Transformation of European Society." Nash.)

Governing a Nation

"The Founding Immigrants" (NY Times. Davis) RAP (Include 20-Word Summary)

The Shaping Influence of Government: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamiltion

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?

Discussion of Jefferson.

From Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Thomas Jefferson (Biographical note)

 

Vocabulary Study - Membean Training (example)

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

Assignment # 6: 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?

Share your thoughts on America, the ______ and on the above questions in the form an original Tweet with a corresponding original #hashtag. Put them on 8.5 x 11 hardstock paper for display (include an image along with your tweet). DUE on Wednesday.

Membean Training: THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Tuesday

Independent Reading Sign Up

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

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

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

Vocabulary Expansion & Main Idea Development

Discussion of Hamilton

Ben Franklin: Rhetoric and Analysis

Poor Richard's Almanack - Aphorisms and Proverbs

Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America (W. Isaacson 73 - 77)

A First Pass at Analysis (80 - 83)

The Peculiar Institution

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

Writing: Respond to Jefferson in light of your poetic encounter with Wheatley.

Equality and Equity

Assignment # 6: 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?

Share your thoughts on America, the ______ and on the above questions in the form an original Tweet with a corresponding original #hashtag. Put them on 8.5 x 11 hardstock paper for display (include an image along with your tweet). DUE on tomorrow.

Membean Training: THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THURSDAY

Wednesday

Independent Reading Sign Up

Tweeting America

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

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

PPT - click here

"Young Goodman Brown" (1835) - link & "The Oval Portrait" (1850) - link,

HW: The First Blossoms of American Literature (1835 - 1850)

Assignment # 7: Read the following stories from Hawthorne and Poe

"Young Goodman Brown" (1835) - link & "The Oval Portrait" (1850) - link,

1) Analyze the effectiveness of the operative *symbols in ONE of the stories.

2) Compare and contrast the two authors's **syntax and ***diction.

*A symbol is something that stands for something else. Literary symbolism combines the literal and the abstract. Some symbols are generic, such as the color red representing love and flowers representing mortality.

**The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences. In other words evaluate their writing style.

***Select three words that expanded your vocabulary. Define them and include the sentence from the author in your document. You can select words from either story (or from both).

Create a google doc and title it: Hawthorne and Poe - your last name. Save it in your shared file in Google Drive. DUE TOMORROW.
Thursday

Membean Vocabulary Quiz

American Studies Report-
"Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.."

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

Poe and Hawthorne Discussion -

Nathaniel Hawthorne Short Story: "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1836) - link

Edgar Allan Poe Short Story: "The Black Cat" (1845) - link,

 

HW:

Everyone read

Poe's -"The Masque of the Red Death" (1850) link
(video clip: Part one & Part Two)

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

There will be a "close reading" test on one of these stories tomorrow

 

 

Friday

American Studies Report-
"Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.."

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

Poe and Hawthorne Close Reading and Comprehension

Impromptu

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists

Click on this link to view today's 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)

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

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. Click on this link to view today's PPT -

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link) - concentrate on the first two excerpts. Close Reading (RAP, Q-C-O-R, or SOAPSTone) and preparation for an exchange of ideas and questions.

 

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September 22nd - 26th
Monday

Membean Vocabulary - IMC East

American Studies Report-
"Take care what you say before a wall, as you cannot tell who may be behind it.."

 

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

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists

Click on this link to view today's 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)

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

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. Click on this link to view today's PPT -

Excerpts from Nature, Self-Reliance, Friendship, and Selected Poems (link) - concentrate on the first two excerpts. Close Reading (RAP, Q-C-O-R, or SOAPSTone) and preparation for an exchange of ideas and questions.

Tuesday

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists

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

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

 

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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

 

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. Click on this link to view Monday's PPT -

Excerpts from Walden (link) - Close Reading (RAP, Q-C-O-R, or SOAPSTone) and preparation for an exchange of ideas and questions.

Wednesday

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists

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

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

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.

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State (NPR)

Iran and the U.S. (Thomas Erdbrink NY Times Article, Nasser Karimi AP)

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. Click on this link to view yesterday's PPT -

PLEASE BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT READING BOOK WITH YOU TO CLASS ON FRIDAY. YOU MAY DECIDE TO USE A PORTION OF THAT CLASS FOR THE READING OF YOUR BOOK.

Thursday

No School

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment.Click on this link to view last Monday's PPT -
Friday

Unit One Review Day

Be sure you spend time re-reading (studying) the documents, handouts, and PPTs listed in the Review Link Page. Print the following documents or copy them into a google doc: Bradstreet's and Poe's poems, Henry's speech and Jefferson's quotes. In the google doc, highlight, comment, make connections, etc. Print the documents in order to analyze and annotate them. The Winthrop and Reagan speeches are in the American Jeremiad handout.

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

Review Link

In Class Reading: Independent Reading Book

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. MY OBSERVATIONS SO FAR CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DOCUMENT AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT REVIEW PAGE

Click on this link to view last Monday's PPT -

The Unit Test will be on Monday. I strongly encourage you to use your time wisely in class today and to extend your study over the weekend. You will not finish the test without preparation and study ahead of time. 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."

How goes your Membean Training? Minimum of 30 minutes (two 15 minute sessions, or better yet, three 10 minute sessions). Next quiz will be on Wednesday.

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September 29th - October 3rd
Monday

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

Unit One Test

HW:

The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. MY OBSERVATIONS SO FAR CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DOCUMENT AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT REVIEW PAGE

Have you been logging your observations???? Why not put them in a google doc entitled Transcendental Observations and move it to your Google Drive folder. Remember, this 10-day activity concludes on Wednesday.

ON THURSDAY YOU WILL LEARN WHERE WE WILL GO FROM HERE
WITH OUR OBSERVATIONS

How goes your Membean Training? Minimum of 30 minutes (two 15 minute sessions, or better yet, three 10 minute sessions). Next quiz will be on Wednesday.

 

Tuesday

Progress Reports (Day 20)

From Rhetorical Precis to Rhetorical Analysis

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..

HW: Complete 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..

The Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. MY OBSERVATIONS SO FAR CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DOCUMENT AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT REVIEW PAGE

Have you been logging your observations???? Why not put them in a google doc entitled Transcendental Observations and move it to your Google Drive folder. Remember, this 10-day activity concludes on Wednesday.

ON THURSDAY YOU WILL LEARN WHERE WE WILL GO FROM HERE
WITH OUR OBSERVATIONS

 

How goes your Membean Training? Minimum of 30 minutes (two 15 minute sessions, or better yet, three 10 minute sessions). Next quiz will be tomorrow.

 

Wednesday

From Rhetorical Precis to Rhetorical Analysis (continued)

Discussion of Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity.

Membean Quiz: Words, words, words

Grammar Day - Sentences, sentences, sentences

Building Effective Compound and Complex Sentences Together

Sentence Types: Click Here

Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

Comma Usage: Click Here

Coordination and Subordination: Click Here

HW: 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..

"Final Day" of the Transcendentalist Observation Experiment. Click Here for a further explanation of this assignment. MY OBSERVATIONS SO FAR CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DOCUMENT AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT REVIEW PAGE.

Submit your observations to your google drive folder.

Thursday

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The American Transcendentalist Movement and the Myths of Individual Opportunity and Gender Equality

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Excerpts from Walden (link)

From Observations to an Essay

Building Effective Compound and Complex Sentences Together

HW: The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th)

Friday

Questions about the Essay?

From Rhetorical Precis to Rhetorical Analysis (continued)

Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Excerpts from The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

HW: Please read the assigned sections of the Douglass Narrative (feel free to read the other chapters if time allows). Complete the study guide for your sections. We will discuss the first five chapters on Monday.

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th - See class handout. You may turn it in prior to the due date. Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Looking to improve your writing? Are you consciously incorporating compound and complex sentences in your essay? Why not take advantage of the Homestead Writing Lab? Going to the ISWAC lab ALWAYS improves your writing and your grade!)

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October 6th - 10th
Monday

Return Unit One Exams

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Excerpts from Walden (link)

 

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Excerpts from The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Discussion of Douglass

HW: Please read the assigned sections of the Douglass Narrative (feel free to read the other chapters if time allows). Complete the study guide for your sections. We will discuss the chapters seven - ten tomorrow.

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th - See class handout. You may turn it in prior to the due date. Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

HERE'S A SAMPLE ESSAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CLICK HERE

Tuesday

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Walt Whitman - Revisited

Emily Dickinson - Revisited

Excerpts from The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

Discussion of Douglass

 

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th - See class handout. You may turn it in prior to the due date. Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

HERE'S A SAMPLE ESSAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CLICK HERE

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)

Wednesday

Unit Two: Realism and Naturalism - Textbook Introduction

Walking with Unchained Memories and Frederick Douglass (click here)

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

Impromptu

Introduction to Mark Twain

Short Biography: click here

Mark Twain Tribute:

Ken Burns Documentary:

Parts One and Two (click here)


Thursday

Frederick Douglass (The Transcendental Observation Essay) and the Writing Process

Introduction to Mark Twain

Mark Twain Tribute:

Ken Burns Documentary:

Parts Two, Three & Four (click here)

Scholars Point of View (Ken Burns short clips): click here

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Chadwick-Joshua, Jocelyn. The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn.

Huck Finn Illustrations: click here

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th - See class handout. You may turn it in prior to the due date. Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

HERE'S A SAMPLE ESSAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CLICK HERE

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)

Friday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Study Packet

In Class Reading Chapters *1- 3

Online version: click here

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due Tuesday October 14th - See class handout. You may turn it in prior to the due date. Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

HERE'S A SAMPLE ESSAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CLICK HERE

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)

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October 13th - 17th
Monday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Pre-AP Close Reading

The Study Packet

Kholberg's Theory of Moral Development

In Class Reading Chapters *4 - 7

Online version: click here

Be sure to check your Douglass Impromptu for feedback and apply this to your Transcendentalist Essay

The Transcendentalist Observation Essay (Due TOMORROW - See class handout & email (sent to you over the weekend). Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com ). PRINT OUT A HARD COPY FOR CLASS TOMORROW (STAPLE YOUR DOCUMENT WITH YOUR RUBRIC AT THE BOTTOM PRIOR TO CLASS.

HERE'S A SAMPLE ESSAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CLICK HERE

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

"Call this a govment!" (39) Satire

In Class Reading Chapters *8 - 10

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

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

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10) -

Quiz Thursday First Literary Circles Discussions will take place on Friday YOU WILL HAVE WEDNESDAY'S CLASS FOR INDIVIDUAL READING OF TWAIN.

Wednesday

Early Release Day

PSAT TESTING 7:30 - 11:00 (Juniors)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

In Class Reading Chapters 9 - 13

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

Membean Vocabulary Quiz Tomrrow

Thursday

HHS Mission Statement: Why Social Responsibility?

Revise Transcendentalist Essay (in your Google Doc)

Membean Quiz

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

In Class Reading Chapters *14

Huck's Developing Conscience

"King Sollermun"

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

HW: Read Chapter 15 & 16 Prepare for Literary Circle Discussion & a Quiz

Friday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Literary Circle Discussions & a Quiz

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 Chapters *18

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

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

HW: Read Chapters 18 - 19

The Grangerfords and the Sheperdsons
The King and the Duke

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Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on Friday

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October 20th - 24th
Monday

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Quiz Time: Chapter 16

Chapters 18 - 19

The Grangerfords and the Sheperdsons
The King and the Duke

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Improving Writing: Commas Rules

HW: Read Chapters 20 - 21

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on Friday

 

Tuesday

ASPIRE TESTING 7:30 - 10:00 (Freshmen only)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion of Chapters 20 - 21

In Class Reading Time Chapter 22 -

Colonel Sherburn & Mobs // The King and the Duke

Second Literary Circles Discussions will take place on Thursday

Determine Roles: Chapters 23 - 26

Wednesday

ASPIRE TESTING (Freshmen only) 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on Friday

Azar Nafisi: The Republic of Imagination

In Class Reading Time

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Revising Transcendentalist Essays

HW: Second Literary Circles Discussions will take place tomorrow (Chapters 23 - 26)

Thursday

Red Ribbon Week (adjusted schedule)

Second Literary Circles Discussions

Jim's Weeping and Moaning

In Class Reading Time: Chapters 27 and 28

HW: Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz tomorrow
Please read Chapters 29 - 30

Friday

Membean Quiz

Jim's Voice

Huck's Conscience Development

In Class Reading of Chapter 31

The Final Section of the Novel

Satire

King Soller'man Revisited

HW: Finish Huck Finn by next Thursday. Proposed "pace of reading" schedule

By Monday:  Chapters 32 - 35 (273 - 306)

By  Tuesday: Chapters 36 - 38 (307 - 329)

By Wednesday: Chapters 39 - 40 (330- 344)

Thursday: Chapters 41 - the Last (345 - 365)


Thursday: In Class Exam on the Novel

 

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October 27th - 31st
Monday

Huck Finn

Discussion Chapters 32 - 35

What baffles Huck the most about Tom?

Huck: The Realist

and

Tom: The Romantic

Transcendentalist Essays: An Experiment in Observing Nature

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

In-Class Reading Time

HW: Finish Huck Finn by Thursday. Fo tomorrow: Chapters 36 - 38 (307 - 329)

Tuesday

Progress Reports (Day 40)

Huck Finn

Thinking it Over in my Mind

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

How will he conclude his story?

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

Reality TV Presents: The Naturalist Poetry Slam Competition

Stephen Crane:

Eight Poems -

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"

One Short Story -

"The Open Boat" (Part One)

 

HW: Finish Huck Finn By Wednesday: Chapters 39 - 40 (330 - 344)

Wednesday

Huck Finn

Discussion

In-Class Reading: Chapters 41 - the Last

English Practice Assessments

HW: End of Novel Test

(click here) Advance the video clip to 49:30 and listen until 1:00:05

Review the Study Packet on Kholberg's Stages of Conscience Development

Huck's Conscience and Jim's Voice (PPT Click Here)

 

Thursday

Huck Finn: End of Novel Test

Time Permitting:

Begin the Reading of "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

HW: Reading of "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

Friday

Huck Finn: Thinking it Over in my Mind (click here)

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

Online Version "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

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November 3rd - 7th

Monday

A Broader Understanding of Realism and An Introduction to Naturalism

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

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

Jack London: "To Build a Fire"

Twain Essay Prompts: one-to-one conferencing (Word-processed Revisions created in a Google doc and submitted to your Google Folder and to turnitin.com

FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED THEIR ESSAYS BACK TODAY, PLEASE REVISE YOUR ESSAY AND BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL DRAFT by Wedensday )

HW: Complete the Reading of "To Build a Fire"

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by this week's short stories). Put them in a google doc and place it in the class Folder (titled: Imagist Poems). Pick your favorite one and place in on a 4 x 6 index card. Due Friday.

 

Tuesday

Jack London: "To Build a Fire"

Reading Comprehension Quiz

"The Scribbling Women"

The Myth of Gender Revisited

The Cult of Domesticity and True Womanhood

Godey's Lady's Book Link Two

HW: The Short Stories of Kate Chopin - Close reading, Fishbowl Discussion

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by this week's short stories). Put them in a google doc and place it in the class Folder (titled: Imagist Poems). Pick your favorite one and place in on a 4 x 6 index card. Due Friday.

 

Wednesday

WKCE TESTING 7:30 - 10:00 (Sophomores only)

Kate Chopin: Short Stories: Socractic Seminar Discussion (10 minutes each)

A Radio Drama: "The Yellow Wallpaper"

HW: The Short Story - Charlotte Perkins Gilman "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by this week's short stories). Put them in a google doc and place it in the class Folder (titled: Imagist Poems). Pick your favorite one and place in on a 4 x 6 index card. Due Friday.

Thursday

"The Yellow Wallpaper" - Close Reading Passage

Susan Glaspell: Trifles & "A Jury of Her Peers" (click here)
Here's a pdf. link to the story (click here)

Creating Imagist Poems (inspired by this week's short stories). Put them in a google doc and place it in the class Folder (titled: Imagist Poems). Pick your favorite one and place in on a 4 x 6 index card. Due tomorrow.

Read and take notes on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Biography: Click on this link: PPT

Are you curious to learn more about Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda? Click Here

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on next Thursday

Friday

 

Imagist Poetry

Introduction: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The 1920s

Read Chapters 1 & 2 (pgs. 5 - 42) and Prepare Discussion Questions

HW: Complete the reading of chapters 1 & 2 (pgs. 5 - 42) and Prepare Discussion Questions in your writer's notebook

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November 10th - 14th
Monday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapters 1 & 2

West Egg and East Egg

Nick Carraway
Gatsby
The Buchanans
The Wilsons

The Valley of Ashes

The Myth of Gender

HW: Read Chapter 3 (pgs. 43 - 64)

Tuesday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 3

Party at Gatsby's
Rumours
Jordan and Nick

The 1920s

HW: Read Chapter 4 (pgs. 65 - 85)

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz on Thursday

Wednesday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 4

East Egg vs. West Egg - Pre-AP

The Myth of Money and Success

HW: Read Chapter 5 (pgs. 86 - 102)

The Myth of Money and Success

Membean Vocabulary Study (3 x 10)- Quiz Tomorrow

Thursday

Membean Vocabulary Quiz

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of end of Chapter 4 & Chapter 5

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

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

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

 

HW: Read Chapters 6 ( pgs. 103 - 118)

Harlem Renaissance Group Projects Due Thursday Nov. 20th

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

Friday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 6

East Egg vs. West Egg - Pre-AP

Harlem Renaissance Projects

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

HW: Read Chapter 7 ( pgs. 118 - 153)

Harlem Renaissance Group Projects Due Thursday Nov. 20th

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

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November 17th - 21st
Final Week of 1st Trimester A
Monday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 7

East Egg vs. West Egg - Pre-AP

The Myth of Gender...

Huck Finn Re-Visited

Harlem Renaissance Projects

Read Chapter 8 (pgs. 154 - 170)

Tuesday

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Discussion of Chapter 8

East Egg vs. West Egg - Pre-AP

Symbol Hunt

Read Chapter 9 (pgs. 171 - 189)

Harlem Renaissance Group Projects Due Thursday Nov. 20th

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Harlem Renaissance Projects

 

Wednesday

Discussion of the Novel's End

Gatsby Test

Values Survey Form (LINK)

HW: Complete Values Survey Form if need be (LINK)

Thursday

Harlem Renaissance Projects

Gatsby Test Results - The East Egg vs. West Egg Final Count

The Final Exam

Close Reading Passages

Grammar Assessment

Poetry and Naturalism

Gatsby & Cultural Myths

HW: Trimester Reflection (in google doc - shared file & Submit to turnitin.com) Include in your reflection, a response to the following: "They were careless people..." (Harvard Study) - Due tomorrow - There will be time in class to work on this tomorrow.

The following directive was originally place in turnitin.com:

REMEMBER, first and foremost, you should be reflecting on the First Trimester experience. Along with constructive feedback on the Trimester, include a brief reflection on the Harvard Survey. With regards to the latter, When you look at the results of the Harvard survey what does it make you think about?. What strikes you as interesting? How do these results line up with your responses in the little survey that you completed in class? In other words, you are encouraged to respond to the article, which includes the graph (with statistics).

Friday

Please Don't Forget Your First Trimester Reflection: See Above

Grammar Assessment (Key)

HW: - Writing Rhetorical Precis Document of Gatsby Articles - Exam Prep

As a *"critically thinking" reader, ask yourself what you agree/disagree with in the articles; then ask yourself what might be an arguable prompt statement that could be based on your interpretation of the novel and these articles related to the myths? Only one of these will be on the final. (click here)

*See the The Re-Reading America "Critical Thinking" Introductory Handout about the importance of asking questions.

Close Reading, Annotation, Note Taking Preparation Articles:

The Myth of Gender

The Cult of Domesticity and True Womanhood
(Reminder of the predominant images and expectations placed upon women in the 19th century)

The Role of Women in The Great Gatsby
(pdf link and Class Handout)

Women are the Central Focus of The Great Gatsby
(Stimulus Document and Class Handout)

The Myth of Money and Success

Gatsby's Green Light Beckon a New Set of Strivers
( NYTimes and Class Handout)

The Great Gatsby Still Challenges the Myth of the American Dream
(Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

The Great Gatsby Delusion
(The London Telegraph and Class Handout

Naturalism in American Literature (link link link link & Class Notes on Naturalism)

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November 24th - 28th
1st Trimester A Exams & Start of 2nd Trimester A & B
Monday

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

Close Reading Passage (Key)

"The Yellow Wallpaper" - (Complete Story) - click on the https://www.nlm.nih.gov/.../T link or
the www.gutenberg.org/files/1952/1952-h/1952-h.htm

"To Build a Fire" - (Complete Story)

Precis of Gatsby Articles -

As a *"critically thinking" reader, ask yourself what you agree/disagree with in the articles; then ask yourself what might be an arguable prompt statement that could be based on your interpretation of the novel and on these articles related to the myths? Only one of these will be on the final. (click here)

REFER TO ARTICLES FOUND ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST

*See the The Re-Reading America "Critical Thinking" Introductory Handout about the importance of asking questions.

Preview of a Coming Trimester-Attraction:

Ernest Hemingway & John Steinbeck & .....The Ghost of Tom Joad {Lyrics}

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
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Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Tuesday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

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

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Vacation
Thursday
Thanksgiving Vacation
Friday
Thanksgiving Vacation

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December
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First Day of 2nd Trimester
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