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January 23rd - 27th
(2nd Semester Begins)
Monday

Shuffling the Deck (Later this week)

My Tec and Final Exam - A Few Comments

Semester Evaluation and Goal Setting: Reading, Writing, and Speaking
(Hardcopy by Friday)

The ACT and the Renaissance Person

DAY ONE: ACT/SAT Writing Project (click here)

HW: Explore the Day One links found of the Writing Project Page . We will meet in the IMC tomorrow. Come prepared to compose a written response to a sample ACT Writing Prompt.

Tuesday

DAY TWO: ACT/SAT Writing Project (click here)

IMC Computer Lab

HW:

Collaborative "Brainstorming" in Google Docs
Group One (click here)
Group Two (click here)
Group Three (click here)
Group Four (click here)

Copy and paste - from your response to Writing Prompt (#1) - your strongest explanation (reason) in support of your position. Due prior to tomorrow's class. [10 points]

SAT Prep: (click here )
In the Practice Questions Box, continue to work on some of the Writing activities (Improving Sentences, Improving Paragraphs, Identifying Sentence Errors)

 

Wednesday

DAY THREE: ACT/SAT Writing Project (click here)

IMC Computer Lab

HW:

Compose a complete response to one of the ACT Writing Prompts in a new Google Doc (#2). Pick the two best examples from one of the "Brainstorming Lists" - You may add another example if you come up with an idea that is not found on the list for that prompt.

SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH ME - wellslearning803 @ gmail.com TITLE YOUR DOCUMENT -> ACT (#2-Letter) Your Last Name. => ACT (#2-B) Wells.

Due tomorrow. [5 points]

 

Thursday

DAY FOUR: ACT/SAT Writing Project (click here)

IMC Computer Lab

HW Due tomorrow: Hard copies of first semester self-evaluation and goal setting for second semester AND revised self-guided novel writing prompt (from Turnitin.com). (10 pts)

Friday

DAY FIVE: ACT/SAT Writing Project

In Class ACT Writing Prompt # 3

From the Renaissance to Civil War to the Restoration
(The music of John Dowland)

The Restoration Period: Historical Context

HW: Please read and view the following links. Write down one key idea, one key event, and one key person (include an analysis of why they are important and how they might relate to today's world). Also write down at least one question for discussion (Higher order thinking! Clarification? Analysis? Evaluation?).

Overview - Civil War and Revolution (1603 - 1714) [click here]

Great Fire of London: Skyline Animation [click here]

Daily Life in the 17th Century: Sex, Lice and Chamber Pots in Pepys' London [click here]

Click on the expand all button found on the Overview page [click here], choose one other article, read it and summarize it in three sentences. Include one direct quote that captures a key point in the article and comment on its importance and/or what it makes you think about in relationship to your own experience or to our contemporary experience.

Bring in this word processed document on Monday. (10 point activity)

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January 30th - February 3rd
Monday

Distant Shore (Written by Billy Bragg & performed by Karen Casey)

Overview - Civil War and Revolution (1603 - 1714) [click here]

Great Fire of London: Skyline Animation [click here]

Daily Life in the 17th Century: Sex, Lice and Chamber Pots in Pepys' London [click here]

"A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Biography
Satirical Writing

 
Tuesday

"A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift

Satirical Writing

"Beneath the Surface"

- The Great Starvation 1845
- "The Shamrock Shore"
- The Elizabethan Poor Law 1601 (click here)

HW: The Levellers and the Tradition of Dissent [click here]

Wednesday

- "The Diggers Song" - 1649

"A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift

A Modern Modest Proposal

Online Version of Swift's "A Modest Proposal" (click here)

Restoration Medley Option:
Swift - Shakespeare - Pope - Chudleigh - Dafoe - Wollstonecraft

Thursday

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics : A first draft of your essay is due by class time on Thursday Feb 9th. (10 pts - Peer editing on Thursday)

from Psalm 8 (Online version)

from William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet Act II.2.295 - 309
(Online Version - scroll down to lines 295 - 309)

from Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man"

To read additional lines from Section II of Pope' poem click on the following link:

Of the Nature and State of Man, With Respect to Himself as an Individual

Friday

 

Mary, Lady Chudleigh's "To the Ladies"

To read Chudleigh's poem "To the Ladies" and "The Wish" click on the following link:

The poetry of Mary, Lady Chudleigh

from Daniel Dafoe's The Education of Women

To read Dafoe's essay online, click on the following link:

http://www.bartleby.com/27/13.html

from Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

To read Wollstonescraft's entire work online, click on the following link:

http://feminism.eserver.org/history/wollstonecraft-vindication.txt

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics : A first draft of your essay is due by class time on Thursday Feb 9th. (10 pts - Peer editing on Thursday)

Swift's "Modest Proposal" - A modest quiz on Monday

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February 6th - 10th
Monday

Early Release Day

Swift's "Modest Proposal" - A modest quiz

Peer Editing Draft by Thursday

Tuesday

200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Dickens

The Victorian Age: Charles Dickens - A Tale of Ambition and Genius (Part One)

 

HW: Book of the Week (BBC iPlayer) - Charles Dickens -A Life: Episode 1
(click here). Identify two interesting facts about Dickens that you learned coming from this biography (as a supplement to the A & E Biography viewed in class). Additionally, for discussion, bring in one question you have about him, or that you would ask him, from what you learned.

 

Wednesday

Introduction to The Tale of Two Cities

Questions: Then and Now

 

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics :
A first draft of your essay is due by class time on Thursday Feb 9th.
(10 pts - Peer editing on Thursday)

Peer Edit Rubrics [click here]

Thursday

Peer editing of The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics Essay

805 Lab

Final Draft Due (including ISWAC draft) due on Feb. 17th

HW: Book of the Week (BBC iPlayer) - Charles Dickens -A Life: Episode 2
(click here) The biography continues after a brief 30 second weather forecast...

Identify two interesting facts about Dickens that you learned coming from this biography (as a supplement to the A & E Biography viewed in class). Additionally, for discussion, bring in one question you have about him, or that you would ask him, from what you learned.

Friday

Charles Dickens -A Life: Episode 2

Introduction to Victorian Britain

Beneath the Surface:  A Country of Two Nations

By Joanne de Pennington

Britain and the French Revolution

By Dr Mark Philp

HW: Book of the Week (BBC iPlayer) - Charles Dickens -A Life: Episode 3
(click here) The biography continues after a brief 30 second weather forecast...

Identify two interesting facts about Dickens that you learned coming from this biography (as a supplement to the A & E Biography viewed in class). Additionally, for discussion, bring in one question you have about him, or that you would ask him, from what you learned.

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics :

Final Draft Due (including ISWAC draft) due on Feb. 17th

 

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February 13th - 17th
Monday

Charles Dickens -A Life: Episode 3(click here)

Introduction to The Tale of Two Cities

Novel Packet

God Save the Queen (click here)
La Marseillaise (click here)

The Tale of Two Cities

Book The First: Recalled to Life -

Chapter 1 "The Period"

Discovering Dickens (click here)

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics
Final Draft Due (including Peer edit and ISWAC drafts) due on Feb. 17th

Tuesday

The Tale of Two Cities

Book The First: Recalled to Life -

Chapter 2 "The Mail"
Chapter 3 "The Night Shadows"

Discovering Dickens (click here)

HW: Complete the reading of chapter three and bring in written questions and observations for discussion.

Wednesday

The Tale of Two Cities

Chapter 4 "The Preparation"

Find the Lines

Thursday

The Tale of Two Cities

Chapter 5 "The Wine Shop"

Find the Lines

Discovering Dickens (click here)

The Restoration Period: Satire, Theology, Philosophy, and Politics Essay Due Sunday Night in Turnitin.com, turn in a hard copy tomorrow or Monday.

Friday

The Tale of Two Cities

Chapter 6 "The Shoemaker"

Discovering Dickens (click here)

Self-Guided Reading Selections: (YALSA) 2011 Book Awards (link)
Select, sign up and bring your book to class by February 24th.

Note: Be sure to select an Award Winning title that is age and reading level appropriate. For example, the Margaret A. Edwards Award winner for 2012 is Susan Cooper; however, her series is listed at a reading level (according to Amazon.com) of 10 years old and up....[young adult literature includes middle school grades]

Whereas one of the William C. Morris finalist for 2012, Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard receives a 14 and up reading level. Here's the book description from Amazon:

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16 year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was at the river, begin weaving their web of lies.....[read the rest at the following link]

Check out the author's website or I would suggest asking Mrs. Zellmann, she is an outstanding resource for reading recommendations.

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 3rd hour sign up link (click here)

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)

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February 20th - 24th
Monday

The Tale of Two Cities (abridged version)

Graphic Novel Design Activity: Book The First - Recalled to Life

* Select a scene (or two) from each chapter
* Provide a caption for each scene from the chapter
* Depict the characters in dialogue
(or draw an image or symbol with some interior monolouge from a character or the narrator)

This is not art class, but go beyond stick people! Use color or led pencil only. Submit your work at the end of the class period even if you are not finished. You'll have time to work on it tomorrow, after the quiz!

Self-Guided Reading Selections: (YALSA) 2011 Book Awards (link)
Select, sign up, and bring your book to class by February 24th.

Note: Be sure to select an Award Winning title that is age and reading level appropriate. For example, the Margaret A. Edwards Award winner for 2012 is Susan Cooper; however, her series is listed at a reading level (according to Amazon.com) of 10 years old and up....[young adult literature includes middle school grades]

Whereas one of the William C. Morris finalist for 2012, Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard receives a 14 and up reading level. Here's the book description from Amazon:

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16 year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was at the river, begin weaving their web of lies.....[read the rest at the following link]

Check out the author's website or I would suggest asking Mrs. Zellmann, she is an outstanding resource for reading recommendations.

 

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 3rd hour sign up link (click here)

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)

 

HW: QUIZ TOMORROW -

Want to Review? Try your hand at a few of the Find the Lines Prompts
(for a sample click here)


The Tale of Two Cities
: Book The First - Recalled to Life

Tuesday

The Tale of Two Cities - QUIZ

 

Wednesday

Sign up in your hour's google doc:

YALSA BOOK AWARD 3rd hour sign up link (click here)

YALSA BOOK AWARD 4th hour sign up link (click here)

 

IMC RESEARCH - Issue Exploration

Create a Google doc that includes

A list of three possible Issues that interest you (in descending order)

Identify under each Issue the possible research questions

Title your document:

EX-Res-3rd-Last Name

EX-Res-4th-Last Name

Share this document with me (allow me to edit)

Thursday

IMC Lab Change - Please come to Room 803 for class today

The Tale of Two Cities -

QUIZ (Revisited)

Graphic Novel Design Activity (Revisted)

Graphic Novel Read

Introduction to The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step One - Task Definition / Issue Exploration (Model link)

Create a Google doc that includes

A list of three possible Issues that interest you (in descending order)

Identify under each Issue the possible research questions

Title your document:

EX-Res-3rd-Last Name

EX-Res-4th-Last Name

Share this document with me (allow me to edit)

Complete this Task Definition prior to Monday's Class (10 pts)

 

Friday

The Tale of Two Cities

Book to Film - Part One

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day

Tale of Two Cities (Study Guide)

Discovering Dickens (click here)

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February 27th - March 2nd
Monday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step Two - Information Seeking and Organizational Strategies

NoodleTools Project Setup

HW: Using NoodleTools. Create a five-source annotated bibliography on your top research issue. All five of your sources must come from the following Online Databases - accessible through the Homestead IMC Online Reference Shelf.

Badgerlink Student Research Center
CQ Researcher
Issues and Controversies - Facts on File
SIRS Researcher - Magazines/Newspapers

Your annotations should consist of two-three sentence summaries of your source. See the following link for more information about writing annotations (Click here)

Due by class time on Wednesday.

Tuesday

The Tale of Two Cities

Graphic Novel

Packet Summary

Book to Film - Part Two

Wednesday

IMC RESEARCH -

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Step Two - Information Seeking Strategies

Make a List of Key Words (to expand your search) - Add to your Google doc

Determine Research Approach: Indvidual or Paired Research

Step Three -Location and Access of Information (Min - 10 Entries per person)

Locate Additional Sources and Build Annotated Bibliography in NoodleTools

RE-SEARCH, RE-SEARCH, RE-SEARCH

Badgerlink Student Research Center
CQ Researcher
Issues and Controversies - Facts on File
SIRS Researcher - Magazines/Newspapers
Alexandria

Find Information within Sources

Broaden or Narrow the Research Question

HW: Annotated Bibliography (10 entries due by Monday March 5th - 20 pts)

Tale of Two Cities (Study Guide)

Thursday

The Tale of Two Cities

Book to Film - Part Three

Dickens Gets the Final Words

Tale of Two Cities (Study Guide)

Quiz Tomorrow: 20 minute Writing Prompt

Friday

The Tale of Two Cities

Writing Prompt

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day

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March 5th - 9th
Monday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step Four - Use of Information: Thesis Statement

Develop a Thesis Statement with Two Main Supportive Arguments
(Identify one concession you will make - not a part of your thesis!)

Take notes using NoodleTools (direct quotes, paraphrasing, ideas)
(Organize notes into piles according to arguments and concession)

***Min of 12 note cards required for individual research
***Min of 24 note cards required for paried research
(each research partner must contribute 12 note cards)

HW: Question and Thesis Statement in NoodleTools by Thursday (10 pts)

***Note Cards (24 pts) Due by Friday


Tuesday

Early Release Day

Research Process Feedback: Annotated Bibliographies, Thesis Statements, and Notecards

TOMORROW ACT PRACTICE TEST

Wednesday
ACT PRACTICE READING TEST
Thursday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

 

Structure for First Argument Paragraph/Article Draft

Topic Sentence - First Argument (from your thesis statement)
First Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary and transition

Second Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary
Concluding Sentence

HW: First Argument Article Draft: (Two Supportive Source Citations)

Directions:

1) Compose in your Google doc (the same document that has the three possible topics).

2) Start on a new page (just below your three possible topics) and insert a copy of your thesis statemet above your paragraph (the one you entered into the Dashboard of Noodle Tools Project).

3) Compose your first paragraph following the structure guidlines above).

4). Print out Hard Copy for peer feedback.

 

Your Google doc and Hard Copy due at the start of class on Monday March 12th (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts).

 

Friday

Evaluation of Reading Test Results

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day

IN CLASS TODAY (CLICK HERE)

HW: See IN CLASS TODAY link or look at Thursday (above).

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March 12th - 16th
Monday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

Concession Paragraph/Article Draft

Topic Sentence (Contains an argument "from the other side" of the Issue)
Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary and transition

Second Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary
Concluding Sentence

HW: Concession Article Draft: (Two Supportive Source Citations)

See last Friday's directions for details (simply put it below your first paragraph/article)

Peer Edit Copy due at the start of class on Wednesday March 14th (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

 

Tuesday
ACT READING TEST RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
Wednesday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

Concession Paragraph/Article Draft (cont.)

Topic Sentence (Contains an argument "from the other side" of the Issue)
Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary and transition

Second Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary
Concluding Sentence

HW: Concession Article Draft: (Two Supportive Source Citations)

Peer Edit Copy Due by Friday March 16th (20 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

 

Thursday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

Second Argument Article Draft

Topic Sentence - First Argument
First Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary

Second Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary

Third Supportive Source (Citation)
Commentary
Concluding Sentence

HW:

Concession Article Draft: (Two Supportive Source Citations)
Insert a copy of your thesis statemet above your paragraph
In Google docs and a Hard Copy

Due by Friday March 16th (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

Second Argument Article Draft (Three Supportive Source Citations)
Insert a copy of your thesis statemet above your paragraph
In Google docs and a Hard Copy

Due by Monday March 19th (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

Please bring your Self-Guided Reading Selection tomorrow

Friday

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day

HW:

Second Argument Article Draft (Three Supportive Source Citations)

Due by Monday March 19th (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

 

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March 19th - 23rd
(End of the 3rd Quarter)
Monday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Introductory Paragraph/Article Draft: Peer Edit (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

Introductory Strategies (Attention Getters):

Anecdote (Brief Story)
Background Information (Relevant)
Definitions (Key Terms)
Examples (Brief)
Statistical Information (Pertinent)
Questions (Rhetorical/Provocative)
Quotation (Appropriate)

Thesis Statement (Final Sentence of Intro Paragraph/Article)

*Do not start arguing before your thesis statement
( Your thesis should introduce your main arguments!)

HW: Introductory Article Draft:

Hard Copy Due by Wednesday March 21st (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

 

Tuesday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

The Romantics: Liberty (Part One)

Wednesday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

The Romantics: Liberty (Part Two)

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Concluding Article Draft: Peer Edit (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

HW: Concluding Article Draft (Supportive Source Citation if necessary)

Hard Copy Due by Friday March 23rd (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

 
Thursday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

Step Five - Synthesis (putting it all together)

Concluding Article Draft: Peer Edit (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

Concluding Strategies:

Re-Stated Thesis Statement (First Sentence of Concluding Paragraph/Article)

Anecdote (Brief Story)
Examples (Brief)
Statistical Information (Pertinent)
Questions (Rhetorical/Provocative)
Quotation (Appropriate)

Do not use the same strategy employed in the Introductory Paragraph

HW: Concluding Article Draft: (Supportive Source Citation if necessary)

Hard Copy Due Tomorrow March 23rd (10 pts / late drafts = 0 pts)

Please bring your Self-Guided Reading Selection tomorrow
(for the second half of class tomorrow)

Friday

Hand in Hard Copy of Concluding Paragraph

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

The Romantics: Liberty (Part Three)

Working with IPages

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day

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March 26th - 30th
Monday

IMC RESEARCH

The Big Six - Research Process (link)

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

Final Newsletter (IPages Published Color Hard Copy) - 100 pts

Newsletter Name
Graphic Image(s) on each page
Five Articles (with headlines)
Works Cited "Section"
Bibliography "Section"

HW: Final Newsletter Due on Wednesday March 28th

Tuesday

IMC RESEARCH

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

IPages and Turnitin.com

Once you have completed your research project by creating an IPages Newsletter - then copy and paste the five paragraphs of your research paper into a separate Word doc. and submit the five paragraphs of your research paper to Turnitin.com by Friday. ONLY THE FIVE PARAGRAPHS. Your research paper title should be the title of this document (10 points)

Please bring your Self-Guided Reading Selection tomorrow

Wednesday

FINAL DAY OF IMC RESEARCH

http://goo.gl/oN2IS

COLOR COPY OF YOUR NEWSLETTER IS DUE TOMORROW.

TURNITIN .COM FIVE PARAGRAPH DOC. DUE BY FRIDAY.

10% LATE DEDUCTION FOR EITHER ASSIGNMENT (PER DAY).

Thursday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

The Romantics: Nature (Part One)

Elements of Poetry

BLAKE, WORDSWORTH AND COLERIGDE

Please bring your Self-Guided Reading Selection tomorrow
(for the second half of class tomorrow)

Friday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

The Romantics: Nature (Part Two)

Elements of Poetry

For the Intellectually Curious Ones:

BLAKE: Preface to Milton The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

WORDSWORTH & COLERIGDE: Preface to the Lyrical Ballads - 1802

For the Inquisitive Artist:

The National Gallery of Victoria - Blake Artwork & Blake Engravings

The William Blake Archives

Self-Guided Reading Selection - Reading Day (time permitting)

HW: Review the Elements of Poetry found in your packet and linked online: Elements of Poetry Read the three short biographies on Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge. Come prepared to give evidence of what you have learned!

William Blake: (bbc.c.uk)

William Wordsworth: (bbc.c.uk)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: (bbc.c.uk)

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April 2nd - 6th
Monday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

BLAKE, WORDSWORTH AND COLERIGDE

HW: Read the short biography of George Gordon, Lord Byron (bbc.c.uk)

Also explore the Romantic Timeline (bbc.c.uk) and write down a brief summary of one of the writings listed on the timeline.

Tuesday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

COLERIGDE AND BRYON

HW: Read the short biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley (bbc.c.uk) and John Keats (bbc.c.uk)

Wednesday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

SHELLEY AND KEATS

Skylark Songs (click here)

Bird Songs (click here)

Bird Songs Skylarks (click here)

Bright Star (click here)

Please bring your self-guided reading book tomorrow

Thursday

The Poetic Imagination: The Poets not bound for Hallmark Cards at Walgreens!

My Favorite Poem Project (click here)

Romantic Poet & Poem Sign Up:
Research and Presentation Info (click here)

Self-guided reading - Writing Prompt on April 20th

Friday
Spring Break

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April 9th - 13th
Monday
Spring Break
Tuesday
Spring Break
Wednesday
Spring Break
Thursday
Spring Break
Friday
Spring Break

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April 16th - 20th
Monday

Bright Star - Part One (Link)

Setting: 19th Century England - Costumes, Activities, Environment
Characters: Fannie Brawne,John Keats, Charles Brown

Fannie Brawne to John Keats:
"Would you teach me poetry?
I don't understand it. I don't know where to begin."
Viewer: Move into your heart

Keats's reply:
"If poetry does not come as naturally as leaves to a tree,
then it better not come at all...Poetry emboldens the soul
to love and accept mystery."

Model Poetry Presentation

Romantic Poet & Poem Sign Up:
Research and Presentation Info (click here)

Self-guided reading - Writing Prompt on April 20th

Poetry Presentations begin on Monday April 23rd (Random daily drawing will determine order of presentation. Everyone should come prepared to present on Monday the 23rd.)

 

Tuesday

Research Projects Returned

Bright Star - Part Two -

Setting: 19th Century England - The Rules of Engagement/Relationship
Characters: Keats-Brawne, Keats-Brown, Brawne-Brown

Brown: "She makes a religion of flirting."
Keats: "There is a holiness to the heart's affection."
Brown: "Doing nothing is the musing of the poet."
Keats:
"Fannie, I have no money. In fact I am in debt. I must earn.
I must write to make a living. If I fail, though I have to think on it,
then I must make way so that another my marry and adore you as I wish to.
Fannie:
"No, I will not be adored, ever again, by you or by anyone. I hate you."

Viewer: Why is love intertwined with pain? Write of a time when relationship produced pain in your life. Search for the words. Try to express the experience poetically.

Earn up to five points by creating a viewer response poem (hard copy due Thursday).

Wednesday

Bright Star - Part Three

Setting: 19th Century England - Illness and the Changes of the Season
Characters: Fannie Brawne, John Keats, Charles Brown

Keats: "I thought my heart was breaking."

Self-guided reading - Writing Prompt on April 20th

Poetry Presentations begin on Monday April 23rd (Random daily drawing will determine order of presentation. Everyone should come prepared to present on Monday the 23rd.)


Thursday

Bright Star - Part Four

Ode to a Nightingale (opening lines)

"My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk..."

A Biography of Fanny Brawne and discussion of her romance with John Keats
(click here)

The Life of John Keats: A memoir by Charles Armitage Brown (click here)

Self-guided reading - Writing Prompt tomorrow: Please bring your book to class.

Friday

Early Release Day

Self-guided reading - Writing Impromptu

Poetry Presentations begin on Monday April 23rd (Random daily drawing will determine order of presentation. Everyone should come prepared to present on Monday the 23rd.)

Romantic Poet & Poem Sign Up:
Research and Presentation Info (click here)

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April 23rd - 27th
Monday
Romantic Poetry Presentations
Tuesday
Romantic Poetry Presentations
Wednesday
College Application Process Presentation
Thursday
Romantic Poetry Presentations
Friday

Romantic Poetry Presentations

Romantic Poetry Test: Next Tuesday
Biographical Facts and Poetical Elements

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April 30th - May 4th
Monday

Romantic Poetry Test Preparation

College Essay Brainstorming

Tuesday
Romantic Poetry Test
Wednesday
College Essay Writing
Thursday

College Essay Writing

College Essay # 1 Due Monday May 7th (Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 pts)

College Essay # 2 Due Wednesday May 9th(Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 pts)

Friday

Passing the Torch (Romantism to Victorianism)

Alfred , Lord Tennyson (1809-1892):

HW:

College Essay # 1 Due Monday May 7th (Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 pts)

College Essay # 2 Due Wednesday May 9th(Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 pts)

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May 7th - 11th
Monday

Passing the Torch (Romaticism ->Realism)

Alfred , Lord Tennyson (1809-1892):

"The Lady of Shalott" (1832/1842)

 

Tuesday

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939):

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (1890)

"When You are Old" (1893)

"The Second Coming" (1921)

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

"The Hollow Men" (1925)


Wednesday

Favorite Poem Project Revisted

Lit Seminar Book Selections

 

Thursday

This I Believe (Essay # 1): The Magic of Letters
by Chameli Waiba

Lit Seminar Book Selections

Lit Seminar Reading Day

 

Friday

This I Believe (Essay # 2): I am Still the Greatest
Muhammad Ali

Lit Seminar Reading Day

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May 14th - 18th
Monday

This I Believe (Essay # 3): Inviting the World To Dinner
Jim Haynes

I believe.... (free write)

This I believe handout (essays due on Wednesday May 23rd)

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Tuesday

This I Believe (Essay # 4): A Priceless Lesson in Humility
Felipe Morales

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Wednesday

This I Believe (Essay # 5): Life is Wonderfully Ridiculous
Claude Knobler

Return College Essays (Peer Feedback) - ISWAC Revision/Final Draft Due May 25th

Compose final draft in your original google doc (below your first draft)
Print out and hand in hard copies of first draft, ISWAC draft (if different from first draft) and final draft.

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Thursday

What's Your Story?

A Six Word Memoir click here

Creating "Word Clouds," click here click here

This I believe essays due on Wednesday May 23rd (Six Word Memoir and Image - PPT slide - submitted to Google docs with the following title:

3rd-Memoir-Last Name

4th-Memoir-Last Name

Your essay should also be submitted to Google docs with the following title:

3rd-Believe-Last Name

4th -Believe-Last Name

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

Friday

Lit Seminar Reading Day

This I believe essays (Six Word Memoir and Image - PPT slide - submitted to Google docs) due on Wednesday May 23rd)

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May 21st - 25th
Monday

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

Lit Seminar Reading Day

This I believe essays (Six Word Memoir and Image - PPT slide - submitted to Google docs) due dates:

3rd Hour - Thursday May 24th (by Midnight)
4th Hour - Wednesday May 23rd (by Midnight)

Tuesday

Lit Seminar Reading Day

College Essays ISWAC Revision/Final Draft Due May 25th

Compose final draft in your original google doc (below your first draft)
Print out and hand in hard copies of first draft (with attached peer feedback), ISWAC draft (if different from first draft) and final draft.

Wednesday

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Thursday

Lit Seminar Reading Day - 3rd Hour

Lit Seminar Writing Assessment - 4th Hour

Friday

Lit Seminar Writing Assessment - 3rd Hour

This I believe Presentations (Day One) - 4th Hour

Digital Nation

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May 28th - June 1st
Monday
Memorial Day
Tuesday

This I believe Presentations

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Wednesday

This I believe Presentations

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Thursday

This I believe Presentations

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Friday

This I Believe (Essay # 6): Saying Thanks to My Ghosts
Amy Tan

Final Exam Overview (Click Here)

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June 4th - 8th
(Final Exam Week)

Monday

Portfolio Review

Final Exam Preparations

Final Exam Overview (Click Here)

Tuesday

Day One: Final Exams

7:25-8:55 PERIOD 8 EXAM

9:15-10:45 PERIOD 7 EXAM

10:45 - 11:30 Lunch

11:35 - 12:07 Period 1 Class

12:12 - 12:44 Period 2 Class

12:49 - 1:21 Period 3 Class

1:26 - 1:57 Period 4 Class

2:02 - 2:33 Period 5/6 Class

Wednesday

Day Two: Final Exams

7:25-8:55 PERIOD 6/5 EXAM

9:15-10:45 PERIOD 4 EXAM

10:55-11:35 LUNCH

11:45-1:15 PERIOD 3 EXAM

Thursday

Day Three: Final Exams

7:25-8:55 PERIOD 2 EXAM

9:15-10:45 PERIOD 1 EXAM

Friday
Teacher Record Day: No School

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