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March 11th - 15th
Monday
Final Exam Day
Tuesday

Grading, Planning & Collaboration Day - No School

Complete the Freshman Survey

Wednesday

Introduction to the Course: Honors English Nine

Classroom Vision and Policiesand Course Overview

Blended Learning: The mixing of different learning environments

Traditional Classroom: Face-to-Face
Online Classroom: Class Website, Moodle (see news forum), NoodleTools, Turnitin.com, Google docs, Diigo, (other Web 2.0 tools)
Course Handouts: Digital Documents & Hardcopies
(make sure you have your three-ring binder tomorrow!)

First Day Activity: Seems Like Only Yesterday

Portrait Poetry: "I Am" Poems (click here)

HW: Portrait Poem (Word Processed Hardcopy & Google doc submission: ) due on Friday

Complete the Freshman Survey

Thursday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days One and Two

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Elie Wiesel's Night

Prior Knowledge
Terminology
Yad Vashem - "A Place and A Name": Link

Historical Context (click here)

 

HW: Portrait Poem (Word Processed Hardcopy & Google doc submission: ) due tomorrow

Friday

IMC East Lab

Protrait Poetry

NoodleTools, Google docs, Moodle, & Turnitin.com,

Create Works Cited Entries for each of the articles in the packet.

Self-Guided Reading Selections (click here)

HW: Historical Context (click here) Research Activity. Complete a RAP of the article you were given in the "count off." Using NoodleTools, first create a Works Cited/Bibliography entry for your article and include a 20 word summary in the Annotation Box (remember to enter a period and a return before you start typing your summary). Then complete one new note card (see Rubric for expectations) Here is a Works Cited Annotated Bibliography example for the first article:

Racism: An Overview - MLA CITATION EXAMPLE

"Racism: An Overview." Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States

Holocaust Memorial Museum, 11 May 2012. Web. 10 March 2013.

<http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005184>

Nazi theories about "biological determinism" and "Aryan" superiority impacted all sectors of Germany. Enemy races were systematically "cleansed" from society.

This Historical Context assignment is due by class time on Monday. Hand in your annotated article along with a printed version of your NoodleTools materials.

United States Holocaust Memorial: Link Two
Yad Vashem - "A Place and A Name": Link

AN INVITATON TO PARTICIPATE IN:

The Ripples Project (click here)

Sources of Insight (click here)
Soulpancake (click here)

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March 18th - 22nd
Monday

CODE BLUE INSTRUCTIONS

Barrons Vocabulary Week Seven Days Three and Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10

Elie Wiesel's Night

Historical Context (click here)

Reading Purpose: Interactive, Annotative, Meditative

The Preface (excerpt)
The Opening Pages: Moishe the Beadle (Listen/read pages 3 - 8)

Night Reading Day

Self-Guided Reading Selections (click here)

HW: Please read through page 28. Please stop, reflect and respond to the reading guide handout. Focus on Sections I & II

Complete your turnitin.com enrollment. See the Moodle news forum for enrollment information. Turnitin.com,

Submit a printed hard copy of your NoodleTools, NF-Portfolio assignment. When you have completed your Works Cited entry and your Notecard (with the set of three separate cards), go to the Work Cited section of NoodleTools, click on Show (the notecard). It will appear just below your WC entry. Click on the Print, then copy and past that information into your google paper that you created for this portfolio (make sure that you have shared it with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com and give me the ability to edit).

 

Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday

Computer Time

AN INVITATON TO PARTICIPATE IN:

The Ripples Project (click here)

Sources of Insight (click here)

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
The Passive Voice (Link)
Revising Passive Constructions (Link)

Self-Guided Reading Selections (click here)

ACT Reading Practice

Discussion of Night

Night Reading Day (Listen/read pages 29 - 34)

HW: Please read through page 47. Please stop, reflect and respond to the reading guide handout. Focus on section V and try to include level 2 & 3 questions (level 1-2-3) that you have about Wiesel's writing/experience.

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Seven Days1 - 4 tomorrow

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Quiz Week Seven: Days One - Four

Elie Wiesel's Night

Impromptu

Discussion of Night: One-to-One

Night Reading Day

HW: Please read through page 65. Please stop, reflect and respond to the reading guide handout. Focus on sections III & IV. For section V try to include an additional level 2 or question (level 1-2-3) you have about Wiesel's writing/experience.

Thursday

Elie Wiesel's Night

Historical Context (click here)

Discussion of Night

ACT Reading Practice

Night Reading Day

Oral Interpretation Sign Up (click here)

CHECK IN OVER THE BREAK TO SEE THE FINAL SCHEDULE & YOUR FINAL PASSAGE SELECTION.


HW: Please read through page 103. Please stop, reflect, and write a letter to Elie Wiesel describing to him what has impacted you the most about his memoir of survival. Refer to a specific scene and/or a specific quote from his book (include page numbers).

Friday

Elie Wiesel's Night

ACT Reading Practice

The Final Chapters (Listen/read)

Dear Mr. Wiesel, Submit to Turnitin.com

Oral Interpretation Sign Up (click here) - Sign Up by Sunday Night March 24th!

CHECK IN OVER THE BREAK TO SEE THE FINAL SCHEDULE & YOUR FINAL PASSAGE SELECTION.

HW: Oral Interpretation Preparation - "Witnesses for the witnesses"

Presentations will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday (3rd & 4th hours)
and on Wednesday only (1st & 2nd hours)

 

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March 25th - 29th
Monday
Spring Break
Tuesday
Spring Break
Wednesday
Spring Break
Thursday
Spring Break
Friday

Spring Break

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April 1st - 5th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
Parallelism (link )
Quizzes on Parallel Structures (link link)

ACT Reading Practice

Oprah Winfrey Interview

Oral Interpretation Sign Up (click here)

Group/Individual Preparation

HW: Oral Interpretation Preparation -

Dear Mr. Wiesel, Submit to Turnitin.com

Self-Guided Reading Book Discussions on April 11th - Interactive Reading Handout

Self-Guided Reading Prompts Due April 11th - Ask for one upon completion of your book

Opitional Self-Guided Reading Book Trailors Due April 22nd - see samples

Presentations will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday (3rd & 4th hours)
and on Wednesday only (1st & 2nd hours)

 

Tuesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four

Grammar and Mechanic Skills: Skills # 7-10
Parallelism (link )
Quizzes on Parallel Structures (link link)

3rd and 4th Hours

Day One: Oral Interpretation Presentations -

"Dante's Prayer" - Sung by Loreena McKennitt

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article (2) Due Friday
* Note there are two 20-word summaries for this RAP

Works Cited Format for a Book (see link for source details)

Author of Essay. Title of the Essay. Title of the Book. Publisher Information (city:company year). page numbers. Type of Source.

 

Socratic Seminars will take place on Friday.

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz on Thursday

Wednesday

 

1st & 2nd Hours

Oral Interpretation Presentations -

"Dante's Prayer" - Sung by Loreena McKennitt

3rd and 4th Hours

Day Two: Oral Interpretation Presentations -

"Grace" - Sung by James Taylor

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Non-Fiction Portfolio Article (2) Due Friday
* Note there are two 20-word summaries for this RAP

Works Cited Format for a Book (see link for source details)

Author of Essay. Title of the Essay. Title of the Book. Publisher Information (city:company year). page numbers. Type of Source.

 

Socratic Seminars will take place on Friday.

 

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Socratic Seminars will take place on Friday.

Self-Guided Reading Book Discussions on April 11th

Self-Guided Reading Prompts Due April 11th - Rubrics (click here)

Opitional Self-Guided Reading Book Trailors Due April 22nd

Thursday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eight Days One - Four Quiz

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Research

Introduction to The Big Six -

Research Topic Selection Handout

Resources - Topics - Method - Tools

Main Question & Key Words

Research Components and Timeline

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Concerns and Questions - FLEX TIME

Noodle Tools & Google docs = Peer Input(click here)

Socratic Seminars will take place Monday.

Picking a Topic Handout Completed (by 4/8 = 5 pts)

Friday

IMC South Lab

Research


Noodle Tools & Google docs = Peer Input (click here)

Introduction to The Big Six -

Research Topic Selection Handout

Resources - Topics - Method - Tools

Main Question & Key Words

Research Components and Timeline

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Picking a Topic Handout Completed (by 4/8 = 5 pts)

Initial Online Registration (final selections will be finalized by Monday Night after turning in completed handout):

Research Topic Selection - 1st hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 2nd hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 3rd hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 4th hour (click here)

Elie Wiesel Foundation: An Ethical Compass (Essay Winners)

A Socratic Seminar (Preparation): Reading, annotating and summarizing your selected essay (R.A.P.). 20 word summary for first half of the essay. 20 word for the entire essay NoodleTools

Article Background Information & Seminar Initial Questions:( link )

Socratic Seminars on Monday - Click here to see the Seminar Rubric

 

Self-Guided Reading Book Discussions on April 11th

Self-Guided Reading Prompts Due April 11th - Rubrics (click here)

Opitional Self-Guided Reading Book Trailors Due April 22nd


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April 8th - 12th
Monday

IMC South Lab

Socratic Seminars - Click here to see the Seminar Rubric

Research

Introduction to The Big Six -

Research Topic Selection

Picking a Topic Handout Completed (by 4/8 = 5 pts)

Initial Online Registration (final selections will be finalized by Monday Night after turning in completed handout):

Research Topic Selection - 1st hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 2nd hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 3rd hour (click here)

Research Topic Selection - 4th hour (click here)

Topic Selection Grid - All hours (click here)

Resources - Topics - Method - Tools

Main Question & Key Words Noodle Tools

Concerns and Questions

Homestead's IMC - Online Reference Shelf

Self-Guided Reading Prompts Due April 11th - Rubrics (click here)

Research Components and Timeline

04/8-12     Annotated Bibliography in NT (Min. of 10 listings)  (due by 4/12 = 10 pts)

 

 

Tuesday

IMC East Lab

Topic Selection Grid - All hours (click here)

Research

Buiding an annotated Bibliography in NoodleTools

Screencast Part One & Part Two

USE YOUR LAB TIME WISELY! WE'RE BACK IN THE LAB TOMORROW!

Did you know that it is national be kind to your substitute teacher day?!?!

Please be respectful and honorable...

Remember:

Your Annotated Bibliography must include sources from at least two of the following IMC online databases: SIRS Researcher , CQ Researcher, Issues & Controversies – Facts on File.  Student Research Center

Additional Free Web Sources (Evaluated for Quality) may be included in your annotated bibliography, paper and presentation.

Build your citations carefully the first time in order to save time later on!

Research Components and Timeline

04/8-12     Annotated Bibliography in NT (Min. of 10 listings)  (due by 4/12 = 10 pts)

Final Socratic Seminar Tomorrow:

1st Hour -

The Ethics of South African Identity Magogodi Makhene (2007) Cont.  (online text)

 Made by Us:  Young Women, Sweatshops, and the Ethics of Globalization
Sarah Stillman (2005)   (online text)


2nd - 4th Hours -

The Ethics of South African Identity          
Magogodi Makhene (2007)  (online text)

Self-Guided Reading Prompts (Word Processed & Submit to Turnitin.com and "Interactive Reading" Handout due this Thursday.

 

Wednesday

IMC East Lab

Research

Evaluating online sources(click here) (google searches?)

Free Web - ProCon.org
How to cite (Research hyper-linked sources and/or
Return to foot-noted sources)

International Debate Education Association ( link)
How to Use Debatabase (link)
Top 100 Debates (link )

Additional Free Web Sources (Evaluated for Quality) may be included in your annotated bibliography, paper and presentation.

Creating an annotated Bibliography in NoodleTools

Your Annotated Bibliography must include sources from at least two of the following IMC online databases: SIRS Researcher , CQ Researcher, Issues & Controversies – Facts on File.  Student Research Center

Research Components and Timeline

04/8-12     Annotated Bibliography in NT (Min. of 10 listings)  (due by 4/12 = 10 pts)

Creating Persuasive Thesis Statements: (click here)

Self-Guided Reading Prompts Due April 12th - Rubrics (click here)

Self-Guided Reading Prompts (Word Processed & Submit to Turnitin.com and "Interactive Reading" Handout due date moved to this Friday.

Thursday

Socratic Seminar Reflection

William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare?

“Shakespeare is words, words, words: A veritable monument to the great power of words. But he is not the Parthenon; you cannot walk around him to wonder at his indestructible symbolism, to gaze at his sublime proportions, to sigh over his half-spoiled splendours. No, the words have indeed lasted, as has the marble, but they are pliable and change their shape with each new tongue that speaks them. No good looking at; you have to do them.” 

(Acting with Shakespeare/the comedies by Janet Suzman)

The Plays -

"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the pargon of animals - and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"

Hamlet Act II.ii.267-272

Close Reading & Cross Referencing

The Sonnets
- Sonnet 18 "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Research

Creating Persuasive Thesis Statements: (click here)

Concerns and Questions - FLEX TIME

Research Components and Timeline

04/8-12     Annotated Bibliography in NT (Min. of 10 listings)  (due by 4/12 = 10 pts)

Self-Guided Reading Prompts (Word Processed & Submit to Turnitin.com and "Interactive Reading" Handout due tomorrow.

 

 
Friday

Self-Guided Reading Book Discussions

Barrons Vocabulary meets The Oxford English Dictionary
Week Nine Days One - Four

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Biography

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Biography

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Introduction)

Opening Thoughts from three theatre experts from the University of Guelph:

* Gender and Sexuality - Sky Gilbert
* Family and History - Ann Wilson
* Anti-War Play - Daniel Fishlin
* First Love - Sky Gilbert

- from the University of Guelph (Interactive Folio Version )

 

Research

Research Components and Timeline

04/8-12     Annotated Bibliography in NT (Min. of 10 listings)  (due by midnight = 10 pts)

04/15     Thesis Statement: Three Main Arguments in NT Dashboard(due by 4/15 = 10 pts)

First Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/18 = 5 pts)

Self-Guided Reading Prompts: Submit to Turnitin.com by midnight

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz on Wednesday


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April 15th - 19th
Monday

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Prologue

Act I, Scene 1: Verona, A Public Place

Describe Romeo's state of mind and his behaviour of late. What advice does Benvolio offer to him? Write down and discuss questions you have about the reading and identify what you think may be the most important lines spoken by Romeo in his exchange with Benvolio.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

 

Research

Research Components and Timeline

First Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/18 = 5 pts)

Paragraph One for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by 4/24 = 5 pts)


Tuesday

Progress Reports

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four

Subject/Pronoun Agreement (link - see tricky points of usage)
Subject-Verb Agreement (link)
Pronoun Usage (link)

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 1: Verona, A Public Place

Describe Romeo's state of mind and his behaviour of late. What advice does Benvolio offer to him? Write down and discuss questions you have about the reading and identify what you think may be the most important lines spoken by Romeo in his exchange with Benvolio.

Act I, Scene 2: A street

Describe in your own words the advice Capulet gives to Paris regarding his desire to marry Juliet? Write down questions you have about the reading.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

 

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz Moved to Next Monday!

Research

Research Components and Timeline

- FLEX TIME

First Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/18 = 5 pts)

Paragraph One for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by 4/24 = 5 pts)

Wednesday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz Moved to Next Monday!

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 3: A room in Capulet's house

Describe your observations regarding the relationship between Juliet and her mom. How would you compare that with her relationship with the Nurse?

Act I, Scene 4: A Street

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

First Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/18 = 5 pts)

Paragraph One for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time 4/24 = 5 pts)

 

Thursday

 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

ACT/Reading Test Prep

Act I Scene 5: A hall in Capulet's house

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)

Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

- FLEX TIME

Second Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/23 = 5 pts)

Paragraph One for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time 4/24 = 5 pts)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz on Monday!

Subject/Pronoun Agreement (link - see tricky points of usage)
Subject-Verb Agreement (link)
Pronoun Usage (link)

Friday
No School

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April 22nd - 26th
Monday

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Barrons Vocabulary Week Nine Days One - Four Quiz

Research

Concession; Argument - FIRST TWO Body Paragraph Topic Sentences

While some people believe, think, say, argue,etc. ...; nevertheless, ...

Granted, ...; however, ...

Understandably, ...; nevertheless...

On the one hand..., but on the other hand....

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Prologue

Act II, Scene 1: A lane by the wall of Capulet's orchard


Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here
Easily Confused Words (link)

 

Research Components and Timeline

Second Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/23 = 5 pts)

 

Tuesday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE!

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 2: Capulet's Orchard

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

Second Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by midnight = 5 pts)

Paragraph One for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time tomorrow = 5 pts)

Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/30 = 5 pts)
Wednesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell.
Act II, Scene 4: A street.

Act II, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard.
Act II, Scene 6: Friar Laurence's cell.

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Paragraph Two for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time 4/29 = 5 pts)

Thursday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act II Quiz

ACT/English Test Prep

Small Group Close Reading & Cross Referencing link

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

Paragraph Two for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time 4/29 = 5 pts)

Friday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

ACT/Reading Test Prep

Small Group Close Reading & Cross Referencing Preparations

Act III, Scene 1: A Public Place
Act III, Scene 2: Capulet's orchard.
Act III, Scene 3: Friar Laurence's cell
Act III, Scene 4: A room in Capulet's house
Act III, Scene 5: Capulet's orchard

Small Group Close Reading & Cross Referencing link

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Paragraph Two for ISWAC Revision (with TS & Con) (due by class time 4/29 = 5 pts)

Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/30 = 5 pts)

Paragraph Three for ISWAC Revision (with TS ) (due by class time 5/2 = 5 pts)

Act III Small Group Collaborative Presentations on Monday

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April 29th - May 3rd
Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act III Small Group Presentations

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

Third Argument: Min. of Five Notecards (due by 4/30 = 5 pts)

Paragraph Three for ISWAC Revision (with TS ) (due by class time 5/2 = 5 pts)

Tuesday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Act IV, Scene 1: Friar Laurence's cell
Act IV, Scene 2: Hall in Capulet's house

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

 

Wednesday

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Act IV, Scene 3: Juliet's chamber.
Act IV, Scene 4: Hall in Capulet's house
Act IV, Scene 5: Juliet's chamber

Romeo and Juliet Online Version
(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Research

Research Components and Timeline

Paragraph Three for ISWAC Revision (with TS ) (due by 5/2 = 5 pts)

Introductory Strategies & Conclusions

Writing About Literatute: Two-Paragraph Structurewith close reading & cross referencing

Thursday

Writing About Literatute: Two-Paragraph Structurewith close reading & cross referencing

Introductory Strategies & Conclusions

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Act V, Scene 1: Mantua. A Street.
Act V, Scene 2: Friar Laurence's cell

Act V, Scene 3: A churchyard; in a tomb belonging to the Capulets

ACT/English/Reading Test Prep

Introductory Paragraph for ISWAC (due by class time 5/7 = 5 pts)

Friday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Act V, Scene 3: A churchyard; in a tomb belonging to the Capulets

Selection Sign up Form for each class:

1st hour sign up click here
2nd hour sign up click here
3rd hour sign up click here -
4th hour sign up click here

(single perfomance: memorize 8 - 12 lines from the play)
(two person performance: memorize 14 – 20 lines from the play)

First come, first get!!!

Online Version with verse numbers: click here
Romeo and Juliet Online Version

(Interactive Folio Version)

(The performance list link indicates which scenes and lines have already been selected. Let's try to select scenes from all five Acts)

Scene selections must be made by Sunday Night. Selections will be posted in the following documents.

Performance Lists:

1st hour - click here
2nd hour - click here
3rd hour
- click here
4th hour - click here

Performances will take place on Wednesday May 8th

Monday: Objective Test and Writing Prompt: Romeo and Juliet

Determine Prompt Selection ahead of time. You may bring in your thesis statement and a list of possible supportive quotes to use during Monday's test.

Introductory Paragraph for ISWAC (due 5/7 = 5 pts)

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May 6th - 10th
Monday

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Objective Test and Writing Prompt: Romeo and Juliet

Those who have not signed up yet, please go to your classes Selection Sign up form link on last Friday.

Performance Lists:

1st hour - click here
2nd hour - click here
3rd hour
- click here
4th hour - click here

Introductory Paragraph for ISWAC (due 5/7 = 5 pts)

Tuesday

Revise your two-paragraph Romeo and Juliet writing prompt.

Prepare A word-processed, double-spaced (12-font) document (or upload your google doc as a pdf. file and submit your document to turnitin.com by Thursday (bring in a hardcopy of your document to class on that day).

Google doc Titles:

1st-R&J Prompt-Your Last Name
2nd R&J Prompt-Your Last Name

3rd R&J Prompt-Your Last Name
4th R&J Prompt-Your Last Name

 

Research

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Everything's an Argument

Concluding Paragraph for ISWAC (due by class time 5/10 = 5 pts)
Wednesday

Romeo and Juliet

Scene Performance Rehersals

Contemporary Setting of Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's Inspirations and Sources for Romeo and Juliet

Bring a hardcopy of BOTH your Introductory & Concluding Paragraph to class on Friday for a peer edit  (by 5/10 = 5 pts)

Thursday

Shakespeare Live!

Shakespeare's Inspirations and Sources for Romeo and Juliet

"How Romeus became Romeo" CLICK HERE

- What think ye now of Shakespeare?
- What is genius? How do you recognize it?

 

Research Components and Timeline

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

 

05/14/13      Final Draft: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy and google doc) submit your research document to turnitin.com

Friday

Research: Peer editing of Intro & Concluding Paragraphs

Author Michael Perry - Visit Preparation: Population 485 excerpt

Classical Literature Unit: Greek Mythology and Cultural Values

Background Knowledge: Trojan War, The Iliad and The Odyssey

"Homer, we are just about ready to journey with you, but first...

Helen of Troy (click here)

 

Topic Selection & Speech Schedule Grid - All hours (click here)

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

05/14/13      Final Draft: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy and google doc) submit your research document to turnitin.com

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May 13th - 17th
Monday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four

Classical Literature Unit: Greek Mythology, Cultural Values and Homer (Background Knowledge)

Helen of Troy (click here)

The Judgment of Paris - Athena (Pallas Athena), Aphrodite, Hera, & Eris

 

Final Draft Due Tomorrow: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy & google doc) submit your research document to turnitin.com

Research Components: Content and Formatting (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Topic Selection & Speech Schedule Grid - All hours (click here)

Tuesday

Final Draft: Title Page, Outline, Paper, Works Cited (hard copy and google doc turnitin.com)

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey

Greek Cultural Values

Will You Ask the Deeper Questions?

 

Apollo (Phoebus Apollo), Artemis, Eris, Hermes, Helios, Poseidon, Zeus,

Atreus, Achilles, Agamemnon, Alexandros (Paris), Brisies,

The Muses, Homer, Kalkhas (Calchus), Cassandra, Chryses,

Andromache, Hektor (Hector), Hecuba, Helen, Iphianassa (Iphigenia), Leda, Priam,

Aigisthos (Aegisthus) Kastor (Castor), Klytemnestra (Clytemnestra), Menelaus,

Patroklos (Patroclus), Polydeukes (Pollux), Pirithous, Theseus, Tyndareus,

Odysseus, Penelope, Argus, Laertes, Telemakhos (Telemachus), Alcinous, Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, Polyphemos, Scylla, Charybdis, Aeolus

Achaeans, Argives, Athens, Mycenae, Sparta (Spartans), Thebes, Troy (Trojans), Ithaca...

Take a 15-minute mythical-historical journey with some of the characters and report back to the group one "thing" that captured your attention after making your mythic journey. What did you learn from one of your classmates? Who did you create a presentation slide for (with the help of the websites listed below)? Share an image with a description, an interesting quote, or a brief story about the character that the gods pre-ordained you select: what did you discover for the first time or what did you learn that added to your prior knowledge?

The Mythic Journey

Greek Mythology Web Sites

Greek Mythology Link (click here)

Theoi Greek Mythology (click here)

Greek Mythology (click here)

HW: Create a one (or two) slide google presentations (hyperlink to the sources you used); share it so all can view the link; click on the following google doc and insert your selection (in alphabetical order (include your initials after your character), make a hyperlink to your presentation contribution (make sure you have shared your doc so all who have the link can view):

The Mythic Journey resource page.

The Iliad: In media res

Research: Persuasive Speeches

Topic Selection & Speech Schedule Grid - All hours (click here)

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

 

Wednesday

Progress Reports

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey

The Mythic Journey resource page.

The Causes of the Trojan War

Greek Cultural Values

 

Persuasive Speech Expectations ( link )

Persuasive Speech Formal Outline ( link )

Topic Selection & Speech Schedule Grid - All hours (click here)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Ten Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Thursday

Persuasive Speeches Day One

Vocabulary Quiz Week Ten

The Iliad: In media res

The Causes of the Trojan War

Friday

Persuasive Speeches Day Two

(Author Michael Perry - Visit Preparation: Visiting Tom excerpt: click here)

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

The Iliad: In media res

 

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May 20th - 24th
Monday

Persuasive Speeches Day Three

(Author Michael Perry - Visit Preparation: Visiting Tom excerpt: click here)

The Odyssey: The Journey of Odysseus to Ithaca

The Search and the Longing for Home

The Returning War Veteran

Helen and Penelope

Troy and Ithaca

Would you leave your home?
Would you make the journey?
Where is your Ithaca?
Can you describe your Ithaca?

 

 

Tuesday
Author Visit: Michael Perry
Wednesday

Persuasive Speeches Day Four

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Ithaca: Telemachus, Penelope & Laertes - Athena/Mentes

Overarching Questions

  • For what purposes is deception used in The Odyssey? Are these deceptive words and/or actions mainly benevolent or malevolent?
  • Which sex – male or female – is most associated with cunning and trickery? Which characters exemplify this? Which characters buck this trend?
  • How do sons view their fathers in The Odyssey? What characteristics do they wish to emulate?
  • What role does fate play in The Odyssey?
  • Identify Greek Values embedded in the text

 

Book One- Athena Inspires the Prince (Guiding Questions - click here)


HW: - PLEASE READ THE REST OF BOOK ONE (PAGES 1 -16) AND COMPLETE THE NOTES (Guiding Questions - click here) WE STARTED IN CLASS. -Online Version: The Odyssey

Begin Your Personal Journey Activity

Thursday

Persuasive Speeches Day Five

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book One- Athena Inspires the Prince: Athena and Telemachus

Begin Reading Books Two - Four: Prepare for Small Group Discussion

Online Version Book Two : Telemachus Sets Sails PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Three: King Nestor Remembers PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Four: The King and Queen of Sparta
PREPARATION LINK

 

The Big Six - Self-evaluation of Process, Product & Persuasive Speech

The evaluation questions are found below the BIG SIX chart.

 

HW: Complete the Reading of Books Two - Four Small Group Discussion (click on your group's preparation link)

Research Unit Self-Evaluation. Submit your self evaluation in paragraph format to turnitin.com by next FRIDAY , May 31st. Early submissions would be deeply appreciated (This final assignment is worth 30 points). (ALSO PRINT OUT A HARDCOPY OF YOUR EVALUATION FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO)

 

Friday

 

Classical Literature Unit: Homer's The Odyssey

Small Group Discussion:

Online Version Book Two : Telemachus Sets Sails PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Three: King Nestor Remembers PREPARATION LINK

Online Version Book Four: The King and Queen of Sparta PREPARATION LINK

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Book Five: Odysseus -- Nymph and Shipwreck

 

HW: Complete the reading of Book Five: Odysseus -- Nymph and Shipwreck (Online version pages 77 - 92). After reading Book Five, please complete the following creative writing activity:

Write a Personal Letter to Telemachus (share your advice, concerns, questions).

OR

Write a Letter to Telemachus(in the character of Penelope or Athena or Odysseus)

OR

Write a Letter from Telemachus (to his mom/Penelope, or to his dad/Odysseus or to Athena)

Bring in a hard copy of your letter to class on Tuesday.

Your Personal Journey Activity

Have you Begun Your Personal Journey Activity?

Remember dated narrative journals

dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

 

(If you want to know where your grade stands going into finals, your journal entries must be complete by Monday June 3rd).

 

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May 27th - 31st
Monday
Memorial Day - No School
Tuesday

Persuasive Speeches Day Six (Periods 3 & 4)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eleven Days One - Four

Books Two - Four (Re-cap)

Book Five: Odysseus -- Nymph and Shipwreck

Dear Telemachus/Dear Dad....

As Athena Send a Text Message or Tweet to Telemachus regarding the developments on Calypso's Island

Calypso's "Pleasure Island"

Odysseus: The Epic Hero? What about Penelope?

HW:

This is day SIX since you were first summoned by Athena to begin!! Set Sail! May the gods be with you!

Have you Begun Your Personal Journey Activity?

Remember dated narrative journals

dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

Research Unit Self-Evaluation. Submit your self evaluation in paragraph format to turnitin.com by FRIDAY , May 31st. Early submissions would be deeply appreciated (This final assignment is worth 30 points). (ALSO PRINT OUT A HARDCOPY OF YOUR EVALUATION FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO)

The Big Six - Self-evaluation of Process, Product & Persuasive Speech

The evaluation questions are found below the BIG SIX chart.

 

Wednesday

Persuasive Speeches Day Seven (Periods 3 & 4)

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Dear Telemachus/Dear Dad....

Send a Text Message or Tweet in response to the letter you read.

Or text/tweet Telemachus or Penelope regarding the developments on Calypso's Island.

Calypso's "Pleasure Island"

Odysseus: The Epic Hero? What about Penelope?

 

Summary of Books 6 - 8 (click here)

Overarching Questions

  • For what purposes is deception used in the Odyssey? Are these mainly benevolent or malevolent?
  • Which sex – male or female – is most associated with cunning and trickery? Which characters exemplify this? Which characters buck this trend?
  • How do sons view their fathers in the Odyssey? What characteristics do they wish to emulate?

Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave

Who are the Cicones? Who are the Lotus-Eaters?

Your Personal Journey Activity

Remember dated narrative journals

dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

The Big Six - Self-evaluation of Process, Product & Persuasive Speech

The evaluation questions are found below the BIG SIX chart.

 

Thursday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave

Who are the Cicones? Who are the Lotus-Eaters?

Write down your observations about the leadership decisions of Odysseus as he and his men set sail from Illium (Troy) and arrived at the land of the Cicones and the Lotus-Eaters.

The Cave of Polyphemus & The Escape from Polyphemus

Your Personal Journey Activity

Remember dated narrative journals

dated = one non-starred entry/activity per day

Research Unit Self-Evaluation. Submit your self evaluation in paragraph format to turnitin.com by FRIDAY , May 31st. Early submissions would be deeply appreciated (This final assignment is worth 30 points). (ALSO PRINT OUT A HARDCOPY OF YOUR EVALUATION FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO)

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eleven Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Friday

Barrons Vocabulary Week Eleven Days One - Four Quiz

Book Nine: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave (continued)

Book Ten: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea

Write down your observations about the leadership decisions of Odysseus as he and his men set arrive at the Island of Circe, the Queen of Aeaea. Describe two moments of crisis for our epic hero Odysseus.

What key role does Hermes play in this book of the poem?

According to Circe, why must Odysseus journey to the House of Death?

The Returning War Veterans: PTSD Study (Optional - 5 bonus points)

WUWM Lake Effect:

Dry Hootch.org (click here)

Veterans for Peace - Milwaukee Chapter 102 (click here)

Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (click here)

Veterans' Voices No Longer Silent "After the Wars" (click here)

After the Wars (click here)

American Friends Service Committe - The War Within (click here)
***click on the updated flyer link

US military struggling to stop suicide epidemic among war veterans (click here)

National Center for PTSD (click here)

Explore one or more of the Web links above and create a journal reflection based on what you learned. Share your thoughts, your questions, your insights. Add it to your Ithaca google doc and the honoring of war veterans will earn you up to 5 bonus points.Personal Journey Activity

HW: Complete your Personal Journey Activity (in google docs and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON TUESDAY).

Complete the reading and the focus questions of Book Ten: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea The Odyssey

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June 3rd - 7th

Monday
Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Ten: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea

Write down your observations about the leadership decisions of Odysseus as he and his men set arrive at the Island of Circe, the Queen of Aeaea. Describe two moments of crisis for our epic hero Odysseus.

What key role does Hermes play in this book of the poem?

According to Circe, why must Odysseus journey to the House of Death?

 

Book Eleven: The Kingdom of the Dead

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Barrons Vocabulary Week Twelve Days One - Four

HW: Complete your Personal Journey Activity (in google docs and BRING IN A HARD COPY TO CLASS ON TUESDAY).

Tuesday
Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Ten and What Dreams May Come

ACT/AP Reading Practice

Journal Sharing

Book Twelve: The Cattle of the Sun (The Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis and Helios)

 

 

 

Wednesday
Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Twelve: The Cattle of the Sun (cont.)

Odysseus Returns to Ithaca

Summary of Books 13 - 15 (click here)

Book Sixteen: Father and Son

 

HW: Please read the Summary of Books 17 - 20 (click here) AND Book Twenty-One: "Odysseus Strings the Bow" (please read pages 349 - 360, ending at the lines:

"she fell to weeping for Odysseus, her beloved husband, till watchful Athena sealed her eyes with welcome sleep."

Thursday
Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Odysseus Returns to Ithaca

ACT/AP Reading Practice

The Test of Odysseus

Book Twenty-One: Odysseus Strings the Bow

 

 

HW: Barrons Vocabulary Week Twelve Days One - Four Quiz Tomorrow

Friday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Twenty-Two: Slaughter in the Hall

Barrons Vocabulary Week Twelve Days One - Four

Author Visit Survey (click here)

Exam Preview and Preparation: ACT Reading & English Practice

HW: RAP of Two Non-Fiction Portfolio Articles using NoodleTools Click here

Literature Review (Writing Prompt):

Wiesel's Night & Ethical Compass Essays

Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Online Version

(Interactive Folio Version)
Online Version with verse numbers: click here

Homer's The Odyssey

Self-Guided Reading Selection

ACT Reading & English Practice

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June 10th - 14th

 

Monday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Book Twenty-Three: The Great Rooted Bed.

ACT/AP Reading Practice

HW: Print out a copy of your NoodleTools Notecards and bring in you RAP of Two Non-Fiction Portfolio Articles Click here


Tuesday

Classical Literature Unit: Homer'sThe Odyssey

Discussion of Non-Fiction Portfolio Articles

Book Twenty-Four: Peace

"Ithaca" C.P. Cavafy

Two-Paragraph Essay & Portfolio Review

A Contemporary Tale (inspired by you) -
"Helen on Eighty-Sixth Street" by Wendi Kaufman (click here)

Wednesday

Final Exam Day

Hour 1 CLASS

7:25

8:33

68 minutes

Hour 2 CLASS

8:39

9:47

68 minutes

Lunch A

9:53

10:23

30 minutes

Hour 3A CLASS

9:53

11:01

68 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 3B CLASS

10:29

11:37

68 minutes

Hour 1 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 2 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

 

Thursday

Final Exam Day

Hour 3 EXAM

7:25

8:40

75 minutes

Hour 4 CLASS

8:55

9:55

60 minutes

Lunch A

10:01

10:31

30 minutes

Hour 5A CLASS

10:01

11:01

60 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 5B CLASS

10:37

11:37

60 minutes

Hour 4 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 5 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

 

Friday
Grading Day - Summer Vacation Begins