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August 29th - September 2nd
Monday
 
Tuesday
Units Duration
A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature 2 Week(s)
American Romanticism and Transcendentalism 6 Week(s)
American Realism 4 Week(s)
Independent Reading Ongoing
Vocabulary: Academic Vocabulary Ongoing
Language Ongoing
Wednesday

Welcome to the Cave of Learning
SURVEY
(please complete by Tuesday Sept. 6th)

Begin to think about One Personal Goal and One 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 next week exploring and developing our goals, but let the thinking begin in your "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK"!

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

Thursday

Welcome to the Cave of Learning!

Day 1

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Multiple Perspectives and Critical Thinking

HOW WE SEE - Our Growing / Shifting / Evolving Paradigms

WHO ARE YOU?

Determining Key Values - (Back to Back // Face to Face)

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Membean has Missed YOU!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.



HW: Please read the Critical Thinking Handout: Mark the text by underling key ideas, circling unknown vocabulary, creating a 20-Word Gist Statement. Employ the Q-C-O-R Strategy. Please complete the Welcome Survey by next Tuesday SURVEY

Friday

Day 2

Critical Thinking about American Culture

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Class Access Info

Writing Prompt: Two Poems, Same Purpose? (Google Classroom)

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants

Honoring the Wisconsin Native American Tribes

A Land of Immigrants - From the Past came Pilgrims & Puritans and many others. In the present come...

The Puritans: Religion, Morality and Politics

HW: Complete your Writing Prompt Response and begin exploring your group's presentation tribe/person. For Inquiry Resources, see Google Classroom and/or Indigenouos Peoples and European Immigrants. You will have classtime on Tuesday and Wednesday to collaborate on your presentation.

Research Presentations begin on Thursday Sept. 7th

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September 5th - 9th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

Day 3

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Inquiry

Honoring the Wisconsin Native American Tribes

Notes - Tribes, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights

A Land of Immigrants - From the Past came Pilgrims & Puritans and many others. In the present come...

The Puritans: Religion, Morality and Politics

Notes - The Puritans

Indigenouos Peoples and European Immigrants.

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday

Curriculum Night (7 pm)

Day 4

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Inquiry Day

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Thursday

Day 5

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Inquiry Day

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Quiz

Friday

Day 6

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Presentation Day One

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Ho-Chunk - Culture, Oral Tradition, History, Treaty Rights

Menominee - Culture, Oral Tradition, History, Treaty Rights

Bradford See especially the journal excerpts of Bradford

Discussion of Writing Prompt: Two Poems, Same Purpose?
(Honoring the Wisconsin Native American Tribes)

Considerations regarding your first draft of "Two Poems, Same Purpose?" Constructed Response.

HW: Presentors, continue to prepare for your upcoming presentations. See Monday and Tuesday of next week to confirm the day your group is scheduled to present. Begin to work on a second draft of your "Two Poems, Same Purpose?" Constructed Response (see Google Classroom - scroll down to find the assignment).

 

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

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September 12th - 16th
Monday
Dawning of the Day : September 11th 2001

Day 7

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Presentation Day Two

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Winthrop: from A Modell of Christian Charity (Start at the line:"... From the former Considerations arise these Conclusions...)

Bradstreet: Analyze two of her most notable poems: "To My Dear and Loving Husband" & "Upon the Burning of Our House"

Ojibwe - Culture, Oral Tradition, History, Treaty Rights

Oneida - Culture, Oral Tradition, History, Treaty Rights

HW: For tomorrow, transfer the Notes found in this presentation - The Puritans - into your Writer's Notebook. Reflect upon How They Saw the World / Others (Their Paradigm). What values do you share in common with the Puritans? In particular, try to connect them to what you learned in class today about John Winthrop and Anne Bradstreet. Compare the five values you placed an X by on the How We See handout with their Key Values. Write a reflective paragraph about this comparison / contrast in your Writer's Notebook

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

Day 8

Indigenous Peoples and European Immigrants - Presentation Day Three

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Hutchinson: The Puritans and Dissent (see the interviews with Professors Marini and Prothero PBS Series: God in America)

Cotton Mather: See The Wonders of the Invisible World and The Salem Witch Trials See Douglass O'Linder and experience the Salem Witch Trials: Interactive)

Potawatomi - Culture, Oral Tradition, History, Treaty Rights

The Wampanoag - The People of the First Light

Paradigms: How We See // How Others See // How We See Others // How Others See Us

 

HW: Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday

Day 9

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Paradigms: How We See // How Others See // How We See Others // How Others See Us

The Puritans - What values do you share in common with the Puritans? In particular, try to connect them to what you learned in class today about John Winthrop and Anne Bradstreet. Compare the five values you placed an X by on the How We See handout with their Key Values.

Biography of Jonathan Edwards - Pausing to Connect

The power of Imagery to achieve the author's purpose in writing / speaking

Jonathan Edwards:

The Great Awakening -

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

HW: Protestant Work Ethic Handout. Employ the Q-C-O-R Strategy and place your interactive reading responses in your Writer's Notebook.

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Thursday

Day 10

Membean Quiz
Subject-Verb Agreement
Click Here
Fragments and Types of Sentences: Click Here

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

The Puritan Legacy:

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

The Protestant Work Ethic

Winthrop's Voice Echoing in Presidential Speeches
Ronald Reagan's Farewell Speech

 
 

HW: Ben Franklin: Searching for the Soul of America

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

Creative Writing Activity: 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 MONDAY

SAMPLE TWEETS AND IMAGES: Sample One Sample Two Sample Three

Friday

Day 11

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

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

Winthrop's Voice Echoing in Presidential Speeches
Ronald Reagan Farewell Speech

Focus on Writing

Considerations regarding your first draft of "Two Poems, Same Purpose?" Constructed Response.

An Academic Writing Goal Document will be shared with you by email. Copy and Paste the contents of your testing results into the Google Classroom document. Look over the results of your Spring Aspire Results and consider which aspect of Writing you want to focus on.

Johnathan Edwards Prompt (See Google Classroom)

 

 

HW: Ben Franklin: Searching for the Soul of America

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

Creative Writing Activity: 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 MONDAY

SAMPLE TWEETS AND IMAGES: Sample One Sample Two Sample Three

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

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September 19th - 23rd
Monday

Day 12

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Calling for Revolution:

Hearing the Revolutionary Voices: Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson & Alexander

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

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

The Pursuit of Moral Perfection: Activity and Prompt

Poor Richard's Almanack: LINK-

Aphorisms and Proverbs

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,

The SOAPStone Strategy

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

 

Complete The Pursuit of Moral Perfection: Activity and Prompt by Thursday. Copy this document content into the bottom of your Writing Goal Document (See Google Classroom)

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

Day 13

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Governing a Nation: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamiltion

Meet the Philosophers in the Age of Enlightenment

Background on the Age of Enlightenment

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.

Jefferson and Hamilton: Groups

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?

Thomas Jefferson (Biographical Information)

Alexander Hamilton Biographical notes

 

HW: Please read the excerpt from Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Handout. In your Writer's Notebook engage the text using the following inter-active reading strategy:

* Pausing to  Connect: Questions and Methods LINK

Wednesday

Day 14

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Governing a Nation: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamiltion

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Liberty and Slavery - Part One - Notes on the State of Virginia (1785) - Handout

Liberty and Slavery - Part Two

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

 

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

Day 15

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Quiz
Subject-Verb Agreement
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Fragments and Types of Sentences: Click Here

Subject-Verb Agreement: Click Here
Fragments and Types of Sentences: Click Here

Exam Preparations - From Taking to Making Notes

Writing Prompts and Writing Goals

Writing Rubric

Grammar Study

Friday

Day 16

UNIT ONE EXAM: A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

HW: Complete the formal essay on Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." (See Google Classroom). Remember that we agreed to only revise and complete this essay. The Steinbeck impromptu should remain untouched. When you have completed both essays, click TURN IN. This must be done by class time tomorrow.

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September 26th - 30th
(Progress Reports)
Monday

Day 17

A New Nation: Puritan and Revolutionary Era Literature

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

When does one Historical / Philosophical / Literary Era "end" and another "begin"?
What are the "Marker Moments" in Time? in our times?

A Revolution of Ideas: Ongoing Action and Reaction, Interpretation and Re-Interpretation

Hamilton, "the hottest ticket on Broadway!"

Hamilton, A Founding Father Takes to the Stage

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

- The Federalist Papers No. 6

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?

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

Short Stories - Discussion

HW: Complete the reading of either "Young Goodman Brown" (1835) - link or "The Oval Portrait" (1850) - link

Note there are Close Reading expectations for both of these two stories CLICK HERE - complete the close reading activity in the Document - Hawthorne and Poe - found in Google Classroom

Tuesday

Day 18

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

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Hawthorne and Poe

Introduction toThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Introduction to The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday

Day 19

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

 

Listen to/Read Chapter One ofThe Scarlet Letter (visualizing the opening scene)

Membean Study! Membean Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

HW: The Scarlet Letter: Chapters One and Two (p. 39-49). A - B - C Study Guide Questions found in Google Classroom (may be completed the document of in your Writer's Notebook).

Thursday

Progress Reports Due

Day 20

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Discussion of Chapters One and Two

Listen to/Read Chapter Three of The Scarlet Letter

HW: Read Chapter Four: The Interview (p. 59-65), Chapter Five: Hester at Her Needle (p. 66-74); Chapter Six: "Pearl" (p. 75 - 85); Chapter Seven: "The Governor's Hall" (p. 85-91) and Chapter Eight: "The Elf Child and the Minister" ( 92 - 100). Study Guide Questions in Writer's Notebook.
A - B - C Study Guide Questions found in Google Classroom (may be completed the document of in your Writer's Notebook).

VOCABULARY FROM THE NOVEL: CLICK HERE

TAKE NOTE OF YOUR OWN QUESTIONS AS YOU READ. WRITE THEM DOWN. BRING THEM WITH YOU TO CLASS ON TUESDAY.

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Friday
Faculty Learning Day - No School (for students)

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October 3rd - 7th
Homecoming Week

Monday
Rosh Hashanah - No School
Tuesday

Day 21

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Discussion of Chapters Three - Eight

"If I were Hester, I would.....

Questions, Questions, Questions....

Symbols: Meanings and Themes...

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

HW: Re-Read or Catch Up.

Chapter Four: The Interview (p. 59-65), Chapter Five: Hester at Her Needle (p. 66-74); Chapter Six: "Pearl" (p. 75 - 85); Chapter Seven: "The Governor's Hall" (p. 85-91) and Chapter Eight: "The Elf Child and the Minister" ( 92 - 100). Study Guide Questions in Writer's Notebook.

A - B - C Study Guide Questions found in Google Classroom (may be completed the document of in your Writer's Notebook).

VOCABULARY FROM THE NOVEL: CLICK HERE

 

Wednesday

Day 22

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Close Reading & Grammar Practice

VOCABULARY FROM THE NOVEL: CLICK HERE

Discussion of Chapters Three - Eight

A - B - C Questions....Textual Evidence

Symbols: Meanings and Themes...Textual Evidence

 

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

Day 23

Membean  Quiz
VOCABULARY FROM THE NOVEL: CLICK HERE
(examine the first 12 Words from chs. 9 -13) - How many are familiar to you?

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Chapter Nine: The Leech (p. 101-110)
(n.b. Read the following sections of chapter nine: 101:19-102:10; 102:29-106:9; 107:17-110:7)

Chapter 10: The Leech and His Patient (p. 111-120)

 

Wordle Themes and Characters

HW: Chapter 10: The Leech and His Patient (p. 111-120)

A - B - C Questions....Textual Evidence

Friday

Day 24

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Chapter 10: The Leech and His Patient (p. 111-120)

Discussion of Chapter Ten

A - B - C Questions....Textual Evidence

Wordle Themes and Characters

The Explanation Game

 

HW: Chapter Eleven: The Interior of the Heart (121-127)

 

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October 10th - 14th
Monday

Day 25

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Discussion of Chapter Eleven: The Interior of the Heart (121-127)

In Class Reading of Chapter Twelve: The Minister's Vigil (128 - 138)

A - B - C Questions....Textual Evidence

Symbols: Meanings and Themes...Textual Evidence

HW: Mid-Novel Quiz tomorrow - Review focus questions, characters, symbols and themes.

Test will include a grammar section, a close reading section and a constructed response.

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

Day 26

Mid-Novel Quiz

HW: Please read the following chapters for Thursday (those observing Yom Kippur will not be expected to have completed the reading by classtime on Thursday). Please note that you now have a new Focus Question Letter.

Chapter XIII   Another View of Hester

Chapter XIV   Hester and the Physician

Chapter XV   Hester and Pearl

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Wednesday
No School - Yom Kippur
Thursday

Day 27

Memebean Quiz

Writer's Workshop Day: Revising and Editing Constructed Responses

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Discussion of Chapters 13 - 15

HW: Please read the following chapters for Thursday (those observing Yom Kippur should try to catch up with the reading by Monday). Please remember that you now have a new Focus Question Letter.

Chapter XVI   A Forest Walk

Chapter XVII   The Pastor and His Parishioner

 

Friday

Day 28

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Writer's Workshop Day (Day Two): Revising and Editing Constructed Responses

 

Discussion of Chapters 16 - 17

HW: Please read the following chapters for Monday Please remember that you now have a new Focus Question Letter.

Chapter XVIII   A Flood of Sunshine

Chapter XIX   The Child at the Brook-Side

 

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October 17th - 21st
Monday

Day 29

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Writer's Workshop Day (Day Three): Revising and Editing Constructed Responses

Discussion of Chapters 18 - 19

HW: Please read the following chapter for Tuesday Please remember that you now have a new Focus Question Letter.

Chapter XX - The Minister in a Maze

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Tuesday

Day 30

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Writer's Workshop Day (Day Three): Revising and Editing Constructed Responses

Discussion of Chapter 20

Selected Readings from Chapter 21 - The New England Holiday

HW: Complete all Constructed Responses (Two- Paragraph Jonathan Edward Essay, and Move Them

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday

Day 31

PSAT Testing Day

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

In Class Reading of Chapter 22 - The Procession

A - B - C Questions....Textual Evidence

Symbols: Meanings and Themes...Textual Evidence

English Assessment # 5

Novel Illustrations - Revealing one theme related to one of the characters (include symbolism)

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter 22 and Complete Your Novel Illustration (Bring to class tomorrow)

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Thursday

Day 32

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Membean Quiz

English Assessment # 5

The following road stops are sponsored by The King: Elvis Prezi

Sentence Types: Click Here

Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

Comma Usage: Click Here

The Kerouac and Nelson Hotels - "On the Road Again"

Flow: Click Here

The Passive Voice: Click Here

Your Novel Illustrations

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter

HW: Novel Illustrations (Embellish them with color and an appropriate quote)

Friday

Day 33

Chapter Twenty-Four: The Conclusion (p. 228-233).

End of Novel Test Parts One and Two

HW: Final Version of your Constructed response is due on Monday. See Google Classroom Upload the final draft to turnitin.com and also place your response at the bottom of your Academic Writing Goal document (include the prompt along with your response).

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October 24th - 28th
Monday

Day 34

The Scarlet Letter

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

End of Novel Test Parts One and Two

A Final Reflection Upon the Theme of Redemption

The Explanation Game

A Song of Redemption (Another View of ...)

Rationalism, Romanticism and Transcendentalism - a whole lot of "isms" going on ....(remember the revolution of ideas).

 

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

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

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

Day 35

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The Flowering of New England - The Transcendentalists PPT

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

The Ideal -Overview

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

HW: Complete Reading of Ralph Waldo Emerson - "Nature" -
Close Reading (Annotation and Marginal Note), using the Pause and Connect Strategy

 

Membean Study! Quiz on Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Wednesday

Day 36

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

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: Using the Google Slide Document (Claim - Support - Question) in Google Classroom
Fill in the corresponding slide from a section of Emerson (from Self-Reliance, Friendship, and/or Selected Poems).

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.

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Thursday

Day 37

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Quiz

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Parts Two & Three (16:00)

HW: Engage in a reading of Thoreau's Walden, Using the Google Slide Document (Claim - Support - Question) in Google Classroom starting with the excerpt entitled 2. Where I Lived, and What I Lived for (par. 2, 8, 15-16, 17 22-23) and including one entry from the The Conclusion (par. 4, 5, 10, and 13). Create one entry from each section.

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?

 

Friday

Day 38

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Part Three

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The Scarlet Letter - Revisited (Chapter 13 Another View of Hester & Chapter 24 The Conclusion)

A Romance with a Transcendentalist Twist: Click Here

  1. Chapter XIII   Another View of Hester...
  2. Chapter XVI   A Forest Walk...
  3. Chapter XVII   The Pastor and His Parishioner...
  4. Chapter XVIII   A Flood of Sunshine...
  5. Chapter XIX   The Child at the Brook-Side...
  6. Chapter XXIII   The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter...
  7. Chapter XXIV   Conclusion...

 

HW: Bring in a semantic map for a two paragraph essay where you demonstrate a structure that uses both the ideas and the arrangement of ideas to make a point about the novel.

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here
A Romance with a Transcendentalist Twist: Click Here

Two Paragraph Essay Response on Hawthorne's Transcendalist Twist (Due Wednesday)

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October 31st - November 4th
(Progress Reports)
Monday

Day 39

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau - Four & Five (18 min)

Transcendentalism Revisited: Click Here

The Scarlet Letter - Revisited (Chapter 13 Another View of Hester & Chapter 24 The Conclusion)

A Romance with a Transcendentalist Twist: Click Here

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

Emily Dickinson & Walt Whitman

HW: Two Paragraph Essay Response on Hawthorne's Transcendalist Twist (Due Wednesday) - See Friday's Instructions. Complete this Essay in Google Classroom

Tuesday

Day 40

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Progress Reports

The Transcendentalist Legacy in Literature (click here)

Emily Dickinson & Walt Whitman

Unit Three: Realism

The Classic Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass

HW: Discussion based on the reading of chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative on Thursday Complete the study guide for your chapter

Two Paragraph Essay Response on Hawthorne's Transcendalist Twist (Due Tomorrow) - See Friday's Instructions. Complete this Essay in Google Classroom

Wednesday

Day 41

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Unit Three: Realism

Introduction to Frederick Douglass

12 Years a Slave - View / Respond

In Class Reading of 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)

Pre-AP Passages on Mark Twain:

Passage One: 1 - 10

Passage Two: 1 - 10

HW: Discussions based on the reading of chapters one - five of the Douglass Narrative on Thursday Complete the study guide for these sections.

Walking with Unchained Memories and Frederick Douglass (click here): (first 12 minutes stop after Oprah's contribution) Individual Viewer Response: This written response should be completed in your Writer's Notebook

 

Thursday

Day 42

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Discussion of Douglass

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

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

Part Two: Innocents Abroad (20:21 - 26:24) - continued

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

The Study Guide Packet

Begin Reading Chapters 1 - 3

Online version: click here

HW: For Monday, complete the Reading of Chapters *1 - 7. During chapters 1-4, in your writer's notebook, take down notes about your first Impressions of Huck, Jim, and Tom. In chapters of 5 - 7, note your impressions of Pap and Huck's relationship. Did Huck "do the right thing?" What else could he have done?

Make observations about Twain's writing style, and bring questions about what he wrote.

Optional viewing of Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

Part Three: Old Voices (26:24 -38:00)
Part Four: Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, (38:00 - 40:33)
Part Five: A Tramp Abroad, The Prince and The Pauper (40:33 - 43:00)

 

Friday
Faculty Learning - No School (for students)

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November 7th - 11th

Monday

Day 43

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Visible Learning Activity: Illuminating Illustrations xx

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Overview of The Study Guide

Literary Circles in Google Classroom

Ken Burns Documentary (click here) :

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

Discussion of Chapters 1 - 7 Literary Circles Discussion

Chapters 1 - 4: Your first impressions of Huck, Jim, and Tom.
Chapters 5 - 7, Your first impressions of Pap and Huck's relationship.
Huck's Social-Emotional Well Being
Did Huck "do the right thing?" What else could he have done?

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

 

HW: Please complete the Reading Chapters 8 - 9

Whole Class Reading Purpose:

In Chapter 8: Look for and note one example of satirical writing
In Chapter 9: Look for and note the two examples of "Jim's Voice" as he talks with Huck.

Literary Circles in Google Classroom - Member Contributions

Membean Study! Quiz on Wednesday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Tuesday

Day 44

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Election Day

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

Noting one "take away" about the purpose and function of Satire

"Call this a govment!" (39)

Call this an Election Day!

Kohlberg'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 Chapters 10 - 13

HW: Complete the Reading Chapters 10 - 13 by Thursday

Literary Circles in Google Classroom - Member Contributions

Membean Study! Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Wednesday

Day 45

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

The Quest

Research Day - Read, Read, Read

NoodleTools

HW: Complete the Reading Chapters 10 - 13 by Thursday

Literary Circles in Google Classroom - Member Contributions

Membean Study! Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Thursday

Day 46

Membean Quiz

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

The Quest - - Read, Read, Read

NoodleTools

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

Sustained Reading

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

HW: For Tomorrow Read Chapter 15

Friday

Day 47

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development

Huck's Developing Conscience

Chapter *14

Understanding Satire PPT LINK

"King Sollermun" - Mannipean Logomachy

Chapter 15

"Dat truck dah is trash"

HW: Please complete the reading of chapter 16

Literary Circles in Google Classroom - Member Contributions

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated -

Research Components:

Working Bibliography

Drafting an Outline

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November 14th - 18th
Monday

Day 48

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Research Components:

Working Bibliography

Drafting an Outline

Making Note Cards

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Chapter 16

Huck's Developing Conscience

"Dah's Cairo!'

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

Chapter 17 - Local Color (Highlights)

Sustained Reading Chapter *18

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

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

 

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

HW: Complete the reading of Chapter 18

Research Components:

Working Bibliography

Drafting an Outline

Making Note Cards

Membean Study! Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Tuesday

Day 49

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Sustained Reading Day - Chapters 19 - 21 Stop at: "...children and servants 10 cents" (176)

Chapter 19 - 20 The King and the Duke

Chapter 21: Shakespeare,

Discussion of Chapters 20 - 22

Chapter 20: The King and the Duke

Chapters 21 Shakespeare,

In Class Reading:

Chapter 21 (cont) and 22 Sherburn and Mobs

Chapter 22: Huck goes to the circus

 

HW: Complete the Sustained Reading Activity through the end of Chapter 22

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated
First Draft of your Problem-Solution Essay is Due on Monday November 21st.

Research Components:

Working Bibliography

Drafting an Outline

Making Note Cards

Wednesday

Day 50

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Chapter 23 Jim's Weeping and Moaning

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Research Day - Read, Read, Read, Write, Write, Write, Read, Read, Read

NoodleTools

Essay and Visual Argument

HW: Please Read Chapters 24 - 25 for tomorrow

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated
First Draft of your Problem-Solution Essay is Due on Monday November 21st.

Membean Study! Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Thursday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

Day 51

Membean Quiz

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Research Day - Read, Read, Read, Write, Write, Write, Read, Read, Read

NoodleTools

Essay and Visual Argument

First Draft of Essay (Work in Progress) LINK

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion of Chapters 24 - 25

Sustained Reading Day: Chapter 26 - 30

HW: Please Finish the Reading of Chapters 26 - 30 by Tomorrow

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated
First Draft of your Problem-Solution Essay is Due on Monday November 21st.

Friday

Day 52

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jim's Voice

Huck's Conscience Development

In Class Reading of Chapter 31

The Final Section of the Novel

Final Satirical Commentary or Failed Ending?

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Research Day - Read, Read, Read, Write, Write, Write, Read, Read, Read

NoodleTools

Essay and Visual Argument

First Draft of Essay (Work in Progress) LINK

HW:

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Research: Read, Read, Write, Write, Write, Read, Read, Write, Write, Write

NoodleTools

Essay and Visual Argument

First Draft is Due on Monday November 21st.

Proposed "pace of reading" schedule

By Next Tuesday:  Chapters 32 - 34 (273 - 297)

By The Monday After Thanksgiving: Chapters 35 - 38 (298 - 329)

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

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

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November 21st - 25th
Monday

Day 53

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

View Ken Burns Documentary: (click here) Advance the video clip to 48:07 and listen until 1:00:05

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

HW: Turn in Revised Draft Tomorrow

 Chapters 32 - 34 (273 - 297)

Tuesday

Day 54

Modern Day Slavery: The Runaways, The Enslaved, and The Liberated

Rubric

Revised Draft Today

Academic Writing Goal Document

TURNITIN.COM

Literary Circles - Close Reading and Grammar Show

Discussion Chapters 32 - 34

Sustained Reading Day

Chapters 35 - 38

 

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Vacation - No School
Thursday
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Friday
Thanksgiving Vacation - No School

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November 28th - December 2nd
Finals Week of Trimester A
Monday

Day 55

Azar Nafisi: The Republic of Imagination

What baffles Huck the most about Tom?

Huck: The Realist

and

Tom: The Romantic

Literary Circles - Close Reading and Grammar Show

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"

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapters 39 -41 (330 - 352) by Tomorrow

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

 

Tuesday

Day 56

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Discussion and Predictions

In-Class Reading: Chapters 42 - the Last

Modern Slavery Research and Final Exam Writing (Resource Page)

HOW WE SEE - The Growing /Shifting /Evolving Paradigms throughout American Literature

Wednesday

Day 57 - DAY ONE: Final Exam for Trimester One

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Final Exam Writing Prompt Preparation

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

 

Thursday

Day 58 - DAY TWO: Final Exam for Trimester One

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

 

Friday
Grading Day - No Students

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December 5th - 9th
Start of Trimester Two // Exam Feedback and Reflection Periods
Monday
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Multiple Perspectives and Critical Thinking