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January 24th - 28th
(Link to 1st Semester Daily Calendar: click here)
Monday

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

Google Docs Collaboration

The ACT Writing Test: What High Schools Need to Know

The Essay: SAT Writing Practice Questions

Read Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT
(pp. 267 - 277)

Reading Sample Writing Prompt Responses and Assessments

 

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

Tuesday

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

IMC Computer Lab - SAT Writing Prompt (#1)

HW: Collaborative "Brainstorming" in Google Docs (click here). Submit your literary allusions from today's Writing Prompt (#1) prior to tomorrow's class.

Wednesday

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

IMC Computer Lab - SAT Writing Prompt (# 2)

HW: With a partner (from your small group), compose a response to the SAT Writing Prompt in a new Google Doc (#2). One of you will need to open the new document and then share it with your partner and with me. Pick the two best examples to use in your "paired-prompt response." Each person should focus on one example (color code your contribution). If you are in a group of three, then select the three best examples and contribute to the prompt.

SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH ME - justwells5050 @ gmail.com (TITLE YOUR DOCUMENT -> Prompt (#2) Your Last Names.). Due tomorrow. [10 points]

Thursday

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

IMC Computer Lab - SAT Writing Prompt (# 2) - Peer Assessment Activity

HW: Look over the prompt and brainstorming workspace ideas (click here) and select the "best" ideas to work into your response (yes, you may use other examples that you come up with on your own). We will start tomorrow's class with the writing of the prompt. Do not write your response to Prompt # 3 prior to class.

Friday

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

IMC Computer Lab - SAT Writing Prompt (# 3) - Peer Assessment Activity

HW: Preview the following ACT Essay links:

Overview Presentation:Link

Be sure to click full screen to view this presentation

Complete the analysis of the Sample Prompt on Slide # 3


Scoring Guidelines: Link

Essay Comments: Link

Writing Tips: Link

 

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January 31st - February 4th
Monday

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

IMC Computer Lab - ACT Writing Prompts (A or B) followed by discussion and brainstorming

HW: Collaborative "Brainstorming" in Google Docs Submit your literary allusions for ACT Writing Prompt (C or D) prior to tomorrow's class. Go to ACT/SAT Writing Project for access to these prompts (click here)

Tuesday

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

IMC Computer Lab - ACT Writing Prompts (C or D)

Peer Assessment Process

Wednesday

SNOW DAY

Be sure to unearth and to bring in your Handbook for Writers for class on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday

ACT Writing Prompt

Models for Writers (pp. 551 -590)

 

Friday

SAT Writing Prompt

Models for Writers (pp. 551 -590)

 

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February 7th - 11th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary: Week 35

Introduction to Research Process and Essay (Class Handout)

Handbook for Writers (pp. 538 - 560) "Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism," Chapter 33.

"To Google or not to Google?"

Google Scholar

Homestead's IMC Online Reference Shelf:
Subscription Databases and NoodleTools ("You've Got a Friend")

Website Evaulation Criteria (click here) (click here)

Diigo - Web 2.0 Tool for collaborative research

HW: Vocabulary Study (Quiz on Wednesday).

Choose a partner and topic by Wednesday
(no repeat topics - first come, first get).

Tuesday

Barrons Vocabulary: Week 35

NoodleTools Review

Handbook for Writers (pp. 538 - 560)

"Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism," Chapter 33.

Research Partner and Topic Selections

HW: Vocabulary Quiz Week 35 tomorrow

Wednesday

Vocabulary Quiz Week 35

Research Partner and Topic Selections

An Argumentative/Persuasive Example

The Story of Electronics: "Designed for the Dump" (click here)

 

Thursday

IMC Research Day One

HW: Each night take notes on three sources (using NoodleTools Note Cards - Working Bibliography Pile). Read the entire article, highlight, and bookmark (using Diigo). Document this source for your Working/Annotated Bibliography and create a Summary card for each source (using NoodleTools).

Your Working/Annotated Bibliography (minimum of ten entries) is due at the end of class on Wednesday February 16th.

Friday

IMC Research Day Two

HW: Continue researching your essay topic (see process above)

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February 14th - 18th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary: Week 36

Feedback on ACT/SAT Prompt Unit

Research Unit Issues: Upcoming Due Dates

Bibliography, Thesis, Arguments ("both sides now")

Diigo, NoodleTools, Online Databases, Google Docs

Handbook for Writers (pp. 538 - 560)

"Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism," Chapter 33.

Your Working/Annotated Bibliography (minimum of ten entries) is due at the end of class on Wednesday February 16th.

Tuesday

IMC Research Day Three

Your Working/Annotated Bibliography (minimum of ten entries) is due at the end of class on Wednesday February 16th.

Wednesday

IMC Research Day Four

Working/Annotated Bibliography Due Today

HW: Compose your Thesis Statement (three supportive arguments - body paragraph topic sentences - Outline)
(Enter your thesis and arguments in the NoodleTools Outline Box.)

Continue research and notetaking (using NoodleTools NoteCards - create piles for each of your three arguments - refine and develop support)

Thursday

IMC Research Day Five

HW: Vocabulary Quiz Week 36 tomorrow

Friday

Early Release Day

Vocabulary Quiz Week 36

HW: Research and Notetaking (clarify pros and cons of your topic). Work on initial outline in NoodleTools

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February 21st - 25th
Monday

 

In Class Research Day - Mobile Laptop Lab in Room 803

In class collaborative essay research and composition. Composing topic sentences for your body sentences and developing your working outline.

HW: Work on your formal outline and enter it into the NoodleTools Outline Box

Tuesday

 

Democracy: Rhetoric, Civil Debate, and the Common Good.

HW: Complete your formal outline in NoodleTools Outline Box

Wednesday

In Class Research Day - Mobile Laptop Lab in Room 803

In class work on Body Paragraphs One & Two

HW: Complete a digital copy of your paragraph (Google doc - due Friday).

Thursday

Juniors Register for Classes

In Class Research Day - Mobile Laptop Lab in Room 803

In class work on Body Paragraph(s) One & Two

HW: Complete a digital copy of your paragraph (Google doc - due Friday).

 

Bring a self-guided reading book for class tomorrow.

Friday

IMC Research Day Six

Work on Body Paragraph(s) Three (and Four)

 

HW: Body Paragraph(s) Three (and Four) due end of class on Monday

 

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February 28th - March 4th
Monday

IMC Research Day Seven

Work on Body Paragraph(s) Three (and Four)

Compose Introduction and Conclusion Paragraphs (due on Wednesday March 2nd)

 

HW: Introduction and Conclusion Paragraphs (due end of class on Wednesday March 2nd)

Tuesday

IMC Research Day Eight

Compose Introduction and Conclusion Paragraphs

Revision of Formal Outline and creation of Title Page and Works Cited Page

 

HW: Title Page and Works Cited Page

Wednesday

IMC Final Research Day

Peer editing - revisions and mechanics

HW: Two Hard Copy Drafts of Research Essay Due on March 7th. Includes all completed research evidence (in NoodleTools), a Title Page, Formal Outline Page, Works Cited Page

Thursday

Research Unit: Title Page, Formal Outline Page, Works Cited

Turning Research into Documentary: P.O.V. - Waging a Living

Waging a Living

Poverty Fact Sheet

Feeding America

Hunger Task Force

Living Wage Calculator

Poverty in America
(2001 Study from a NPR/Kaiser/Kennedy School Poll)

Food Stamp Budget

 

Friday

Turning Research into Documentary: P.O.V. - Waging a Living

Discussion: In Class and in Moodle

HW: Two Hard Copy Drafts of Research Essay Due on March 7th. Includes all completed research evidence (in NoodleTools), a Title Page, Formal Outline Page, Works Cited Page

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March 7th - 11th
Monday

Research Papers Due: Peer Review

HW: Final Draft (first drafts) and Research Materials (NoodleTools) due on Wednesday.

Tuesday

Informal three - four minute speeches on your collaborative research.

Topic Selection: Interest, Insights, Inquiries

Thesis Statement

Concessions and Counter Arguments

Concluding Remarks

Turning Research into Documentary: P.O.V. - Waging a Living

Humanmedia.org

Wednesday

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Victorian Britain

Beneath the Surface:  A Country of Two Nations

By Joanne de Pennington

Britain and the French Revolution

By Dr Mark Philp

HW: Complete articles and come prepared to discuss your responses to Pennington and Philip (observations, questions, connections - see response starter options at the end of the articles)

Thursday

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Ambition and Genius

HW: Select one article from the BBC Website: The Victorians

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/

(Use response starter options at the end of the previous articles)

Friday

Early Release Day

Begin Reading book in class

HW: Book I, Recalled to Life. Read Chapters 1 - 4 (p. 1- 24)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

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March 14th - 18th
Monday

A Tale of Two Cities Book I, Recalled to Life, Chapters 1 - 4.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion of the Discovering Dickens website.

 

HW: Book I, Recalled to Life. Read Chapters 5 - 6 (p. 24 - 44)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Tuesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book I, Recalled to Life, Chapters 5 - 6.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion of the Discovering Dickens website.

Find The Lines Activity

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 1 - 3 (p. 45 - 69)

***You will be given the first 15 minutes to complete the reading of these chapters.

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Wednesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 1 - 3.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion of the Discovering Dickens website.

In class reading time (15 minutes)

Book I Comprehension Quiz

Character Web

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 4 - 6 (p. 69 - 92)

***You will be given the first 15 minutes to complete the reading of these chapters.

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

Thursday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 4 - 6.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion of the Discovering Dickens website.

In class reading time (15 minutes)

Find The Lines Activity

HW: Complete the Find the Lines Activity for chapters 1 - 5. Book I & Book II (through chapter 6 - p. 69 - 92) Character Comprehension Quiz tomorrow.

 

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

 

Friday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapter 6

Hundreds of People - "The plot thickens"

Book I & Book II (through chapter 6 ) Character Quiz

Find The Lines Activity

In class reading time

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 7 - 9 (p. 93 - 116)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

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March 21st - 25th
Monday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 7 - 9.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

Vocabulary
Character Web
Themes

In class reading time

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 10 - 13 (p. 116 - 138)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

Tuesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 10 - 13.

In class reading time chapters 13 - 14

Book II (through chapter 14 ) Comprehension Quiz

 

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 15 - 16 (p.148 - 168)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Wednesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 14 - 16.

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

Vocabulary
Character Web
Themes

In class reading time

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 17 - 20 (p.168 - 190)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Thursday

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread, Chapters 17 - 20.

In class reading time (audio book): Chapter 21 (p.190 - 200)

HW: Book II, The Golden Thread. Read Chapters 22 - 24 (p. 200 - 223)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

Friday

(Return Quizzes)

A Tale of Two Cities Book II, The Golden Thread

Activity: Recalling the Plot

In class reading time - Book III, The Track of the Storm

 

HW: Book III, The Track of the Storm. Read Chapters 1 - 4 (p. 224 - 250)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

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March 28th - April 1st
(End of 3rd Quarter -> March 31st)
Monday

Persuasive Research Papers Returned

A Tale of Two Cities Book III, The Track of the Storm (ch. 1 - 4)

Passages from today's reading:

Individual Interpretation and Class Discussion

In class reading time - Book III, The Track of the Storm

HW: Book III, The Track of the Storm. Read Chapters 5 - 7 (p. 251 - 268)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Tuesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book III, The Track of the Storm (ch. 5 - 7)

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

 

HW: Book III, The Track of the Storm. Read Chapters 8 - 9 (p. 268 - 291)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Wednesday

A Tale of Two Cities Book III, The Track of the Storm (ch. 8 -9)

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

In class (audio book) reading -
Chapter 10 The Substance of the Shadow

HW: Book III, The Track of the Storm. Read Chapters 11 - 12 (p. 305 - 317)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

Thursday

A Tale of Two Cities Book III, The Track of the Storm (ch. 11 - 12)

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

 

HW: Book III, The Track of the Storm. Read Chapters 13 - 14 (p. 317 - 340)

Bring three (written) questions to class for discussion

Research ONE of the glossary notes:
( Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions or Key to Allusions)

 

Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Friday

Early Release Day

A Tale of Two Cities Book III, The Track of the Storm (ch. 11 - 12)

In class (audio book) reading -
Chapter 15 - The Footsteps Die Out Forever

Class Discussion: Based on your questions and your research in the glossary and allusion links of the Discovering Dickens website.

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April 4th - 8th
Monday
Spring Break: No School
Tuesday
Spring Break: No School
Wednesday
Spring Break: No School
Thursday
Spring Break: No School
Friday
Spring Break: No School

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April 11th - 15th
Monday

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Ambition and Genius (Part Two)

Test - Writing Prompt - Socratic Seminar - Poster Project

A Tale of Two Cities - In Review (a.k.a. A Schmoop Summary)

Tuesday
A Tale of Two Cities - Final Test
Wednesday

A Tale of Two Cities - Writing Prompt

Charles Dickens: A Tale of Ambition and Genius (Part Three?)

Thursday
A Tale of Two Cities - Socratic Seminar (Day One)
Friday

A Tale of Two Cities - Socratic Seminar (Day Two)

HW: Poster Projects Due on Tuesday

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April 18th - 22nd
Monday

A Tale of Two Cities - Socratic Seminar (Make Up Day)

A Tale of Two Cities - Writing Prompt Thesis Statements

(Vocabulary Week 37 Days 1 - 4)

A Tale of Two Cities - Poster Projects Due Tomorrow

Passover Begins

Tuesday

A Tale of Two Cities - Poster Projects Due

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

Satirical Writing

"Beneath the Surface"

- The Great Starvation 1845
- "The Shamrock Shore"
- The Elizabethan Poor Law 1601
- "The Diggers Song" - 1649

Wednesday

"A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift

(Vocabulary Week 37 Days 1 - 4)

Thursday

"A Modest Proposal" - Jonathan Swift

A Modern Modest Proposal

Restoration Medley Option: Pope - Dafoe - Wollstonecraft

Vocabulary Quiz Week 37 Days 1 - 4 next Tuesday

Friday
Good Friday Observance: No School

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April 25th - 29th
Monday

Vocabulary Quiz Week 37 Days 1 - 4 Tomorrow

London Life: Video Clip

The Romantic Poets - An Introduction

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

The Romantic Poets Introduction

Preface to Milton

The Romantics Class Handout

Elements of Poetry

HW:

Short Bios of William Blake: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Blake (The Guardian )

 

Tuesday

Vocabulary Quiz Week 37 Days 1 - 4

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

The Romantic Poets Introduction

The Romantics Class Handout

Elements of Poetry

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - William Blake

For the Curious Artist:

The National Gallery of Victoria - Blake Artwork & Blake Engravings

The William Blake Archives

 

HW: An Honorable Renga: (Crossing State Lines)

Short Bios of William Wordsworth: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Wordsworth (The Guardian)

Wednesday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - William Wordsworth

Preface to the Lyrical Ballads - 1802

Elements of Poetry

HW: Short Bios of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Coleridge (The Guardian)

Thursday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Elements of Poetry

HW: Short Bios of John Keats: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Keats (The Guardian)

Friday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Bright Star (Part One)

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - John Keats

Elements of Poetry

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May 2nd - 6th
Monday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

A Glance at John Milton (with apologies)

Bright Star (Part Two)

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - John Keats

Elements of Poetry

HW: Short Bios of Lord Byron: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Lord Byron: (The Guardian)

Tuesday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Bright Star (Part Three)

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - George Gordon, Lord Byron

Elements of Poetry

HW: Short Bios of Percy Bysshe Shelley: (bbc.c.uk) (poets.org) (poetseers.org)

An Introduction to the Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley (The Guardian)

Wednesday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Bright Star (Part Four)

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Elements of Poetry

HW: Personal Response to Bright Star (Moodle Activity: click here) Due on Friday (worth 20 pts).

Thursday

The Poetry of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and George Gordon, Lord Byron

Romantic Poetry links:

The BBC-The Romantics

The Guardian

The Poetry Archives - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Elements of Poetry

Poets and Philosophers

 

HW: Personal Response to Bright Star (Moodle Activity: click here) Due on Friday (worth 20 pts).

Friday

Pick a "Romantic Poetic Experience"

Pick a "Romantic Poetic Experience" with one poet and one poem from the class handouts. Provide an interpretation for the poem using the following interpretive guide:

"Interpreting Poetry." Go to google docs and insert the following link:

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1jRWb-79GoT0Z0lU-K0-QpVmh5A0c9eE6NioJNTpGfQ8gD2uvgxFc_sogWRP4&hl=en&authkey=CNeh1-wJ

"Musing" with Keats and Brown

Passing the Torch (Romantism to Victorianism)

Alfred , Lord Tennyson (1809-1892):

"The Lady of Shalott" (1832/1842)

 

HW: Take a "Walking Tour" by yourself with one of the Romantic poets (different from your in class selection) and one poem from his Poetry Archives - see links above. If you select a longer poem, you may focus your interpretation on a significant excerpt. Provide an interpretation for the poem using the following interpretive guide:

"Reading and Interpreting Poems" Click here

Word processed document due by Tuesday.

Include (at the top of your document) the text of the poem you have selected for interpretation as well as a list of the poems you considered/read during the selection process (include this list at the bottom of your document).

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May 9th - 13th
Monday

Passing the Torch (Romaticism ->Realism)

Alfred , Lord Tennyson (1809-1892):

"The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1854)

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939):

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (1890)

"The Second Coming" (1921)

 

HW: Take a "Walking Tour" by yourself with one of the Romantic poets (different from your in class selection) and one poem from his Poetry Archives - see links above. If you select a longer poem, you may focus your interpretation on a significant excerpt. Provide an interpretation for the poem using the following interpretive guide:

"Reading and Interpreting Poems" Click here

Word processed document due by Tuesday (Share with me in Google Docs).

Include (at the top of your document) the text of the poem you have selected for interpretation as well as a list of the poems you considered/read during the selection process (include this list at the bottom of your document).

 
Tuesday

The College Essay and Application Process

Guest Presentation by Mrs. Beslar (Homestead Guidance Department)

 
Wednesday

IMC

College Essay Writing and Application Process Exploration

TagLit Survey (Grant Feedback on ACT/SAT Writing Unit)
highlanders20112

Lit Seminar Selection

HW: Personal Profile Information (Letter of Recommendation - 10 Points)
Due tomorrow by the end of the period.

College Essay # 1 Due Friday (Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 points)
College Essay # 2 Due Monday

Thursday

IMC

College Essay Writing and Application Process Exploration

 

HW: College Essay # 1 Due Tomorrow (Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 points)

Friday

IMC

College Essay Writing and Application Process Exploration

HW: College Essay # 2 Due Monday (Word Processed Hard Copy - 10 points)

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May 16th - 20th
Monday

College Essays

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

"The Hollow Men" (1925)

Lit Seminar Book Selections

 

Tuesday

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

 

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Wednesday

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

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Vocabulary Quiz Week 38 Days 1 - 4 (No study Quiz! on Thursday)

Thursday

Vocabulary Quiz Week 38 Days 1 - 4

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Friday

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

I believe.... (free write)

This I believe handout (essays due on Tuesday May 31st)

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

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May 23rd - 27th
Monday

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

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Vocabulary Quiz Week 39 Days 1 - 4 (Quiz on Thursday)

Tuesday

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

What's Your Story?

A Six Word Memoir click here

Creating "Word Clouds," click here

 

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Wednesday

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Vocabulary Quiz Week 39 Days 1 - 4 (Quiz on Thursday)

This I believe essays (Six Word Caption and Image - PPT slide - submitted to Google docs) due on Tuesday May 31st

Thursday

 

Lit Seminar Reading Day

Vocabulary Quiz Week 39 Days 1 - 4

Friday

Early Release Day

Lit Seminar Small Group Discussion Day

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May 30th - June 3rd
Monday
Memorial Day Holiday: No School
Tuesday
This I Believe Presentations: Day One
Wednesday
This I Believe Presentations: Day Two
Thursday
This I Believe Presentations: Day Three
Friday

This I Believe Presentations: Day Four

Final Exam Overview

Vocabulary: Barrons Weeks 40, *41 - 45

Short Story: Close Reading (Genres: Essay and Historical Fiction)

"Shakespeare's Sister" Virginia Wolf (link)

"No Witchcraft for Sale " Doris Lessing (link)

Poetry: Two Modern Poems

Literary Terms (link) - Recognizing Examples in Literature

Expository Essay: Analysis and Interpretation

*Writing Prompt - (link)
"What is Literature? Why do we Study it?" Edgar Roberts

 

First Semester Daily Calendar (Link Link2)

 

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June 6th - 10th => Final Exam Week
(End of 4th Quarter)
Monday

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

Honorable Rengas

Final Exam Preparation Day

Tuesday

Day One: Final Exams

7:25-8:55 PERIOD 8 EXAM

9:15-10:45 PERIOD 7 EXAM

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

No School:

Staff Workday

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June
Monday
Summer Vacation - Enjoy!
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday