American Lit

American Literature
Crucible/clauses
1. DGP Monday
2. Continue
CLAUSES
*Worksheet/review
#2, check exercise 1
3. Continue to read/
discuss The Crucible,
Act III
Attachments
ClausesReview-10-sentences.pptx.pdf
DGPPRACTICEQUIZandEXAMPLEQUIZ.docx
clause-notes-andpractice.pptx
clauses-practice.docx
World Literature
Medea/Greek gods
and goddesses
1. DGP Monday
2. Dependent Clauses:
Check exercise 1
3. Begin to read/discuss
MEDEA (Euripides)
Tuesday
01/30/2018
American Literature
Crucible/clauses
1. DGP Tuesday
2. Continue Clauses
*worksheet/review
#2, check exercise 2
3. Continue to read/
discuss The Crucible,
Act III
Attachments
ClausesReview-10-sentences.pptx.pdf
DGPPRACTICEQUIZandEXAMPLEQUIZ.docx
clause-notes-andpractice.pptx
clauses-practice.docx
World Literature
Medea/gods and
goddesses
1. DGP Tuesday
2. Dependent
Clauses
*check exercise 2
3. Read/discuss
MEDEA
Wednesday
01/31/2018
American Literature
Crucible/clauses
1. DGP Wednesday
2. The Crucible, Act
III quiz
3. Continue to read
and discuss The
Crucible, Act IV
http://archive.org/
stream/
TheCrucibleFullText/
The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt
Attachments
ClausesReview-10-sentences.pptx.pdf
DGPPRACTICEQUIZandEXAMPLEQUIZ.docx
clause-notes-andpractice.pptx
clauses-practice.docx
World Literature
/Medea/Greek
theatre research
1. DGP Wednesday
2. Dependent clauses
*check exercise 3
3. Read/discuss
Medea
Thursday
02/01/2018
American Literature
Crucible/clauses
1. DGP Thursday
2. Begin synthesis
essay in class
*prewriting

The Crucible is in the
American Literature
text book. A copy of
the full text can be
found at:
http://archive.org/
stream/
TheCrucibleFullText/
The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt
World Literature
clauses/Greek
theatre research
1. DGP Thursday
2. Dependent
Clauses
*check exercise 4
3. MEDEA
assessment
Friday
02/02/2018
American Literature
Crucible/clauses
1. DGP Friday
2. synthesis writing in
class
The Crucible is in the
American Literature
text book. A copy of

Week at a Glance

Vocabulary Journals – Due on Tuesday, 2/6

Monday, 1/29 – Tuesday, 1/30:

  • Work in the Media Center to develop thesis/claim statements for research. – Due by end of class on Tuesday, 1/30.

Wednesday, 1/31:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Review requirements for EA 1
  • Read/analyze from Beowulf  “The Wrath of Grendel” – track literary devices as we read

Learning Goals:  Consider perspectives and how personal experiences create interpretations of events in a text. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-12 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Thursday, 2/1:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
  • Intro “Perspective” narrative – Grendel’s point of view

Friday, 2/2:

  • Reading Day – novel for research
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.

Week at a Glance

Deadlines/Due Dates:

You must have your novel in class by Wednesday, 1/24 in order to receive your reading points!

Writing Workshop – Narrative – Due on Wednesday, 1/24 after two lab days

Vocabulary Journals – Due on Tuesday, 2/6

Monday, 1/22:

  • Go over requirements for Vocabulary Journals
  • Review and continue with writing lessons from last week 🙂
  • Brainstorm/pre-write with your partner for the narrative
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Tuesday-Wednesday, 1/23-1/24:

  • Work in the computer lab to draft your first writing piece.
  • Summative Assessment – Compose a narrative – partners optional – fiction or nonfiction employing literary techniques reviewed/discussed from model pieces
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Apply literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors of model pieces.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Thursday, 1/25:

  • Unpack standards for Embedded Assessment 1 – SB
  • “It’s all about ‘Perspective’” – Background to Anglo-Saxons and Beowulf
  • Track literary elements as we read/analyze “The Wrath of Grendel”

Friday, 1/26:

  • Reading Day 1
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.

Week at a glance

Tuesday, 1/16: 

  • Pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, publishing [or turning in for a grade ;)]
  • Read some examples of “Good Writing” and discuss literary devices and techniques used by the authors of  (1) Shooting Stops (2) Sensible Shoes
  • “Respond and reflect” via 3×5 cards – What did you like or dislike? What works or doesn’t work? What are some ways you would like to improve your writing whether it be for pleasure, an assignment or a college or scholarship essay?
  • Showing not Telling exercises/practice
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Wednesday, 1/17:

  • Continue with writing lessons from yesterday
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Thursday, 1/18:

  • Work with your partner to draft your first writing piece.
  • Summative Assessment – Compose a narrative – partners optional – fiction or nonfiction employing literary techniques reviewed/discussed from model pieces
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Apply literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors of model pieces.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Friday, 1/19:

  • Go over requirements for vocabulary journals and DGP (Daily Grammar Practice warmups)
  • British novel check in class + primary source notecard (3×5)
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.

Welcome back and Happy 2018!!

Week at a Glance for American Lit:
01/08/2018
American Literature
Abundance of
Caution Day!
World Literature
Tuesday
01/09/2018
American Literature
Native American
Literature
1. DGP Monday
2. Characteristics of
Native American
Literature
*powerpoint
(attached)
3. Modern Native
American Literature:
Sherman Alexie’s
Indian Education
*short answer writing
responses
Attachments
IndianEducationPDF.pdf
NativeAmericanLiterature.ppt
indianeducationfollowup.docx
World Literature
PSAT Day
1. DGP Monday
2. PSAT Review
*Assignment
3. Baseline Writing
Wednesday
01/10/2018
American Literature
Colonial Era
Literature
1. DGP Tuesday
2. Springboard Books
3. Colonial Era Lit:
review characteristics
4. Read Edwards
World Literature
EOC Testing Day
State field test for
selected 10th graders
across the state…we
are the lucky ones!
Thursday
01/11/2018
American Literature
Colonial
1. DGP Wednesday
and Thursday
2. Colonial Literature:
Bradford, Bradstreet
3. Intro to The
Crucible
World Literature
EOC Testing Day
State field test for
selected 10th graders
across the state…we
are the lucky ones!
Friday
01/12/2018
American Literature
DGP/Colonial
1. DGP Friday
*Quiz Review
2. DGP Quiz
3. Native American
Culture Quiz
4. Begin reading/
discussing The
Crucible
World Literature
Hero’s Journey
1. DGP Tuesday
2. Pre-test REVIEWS
*review Grammar
pretest from day 1 of
class
*keys to writing a
constructed
response/review of
writing baseline
assessment (from
Tuesday)
3. Begin The Hero’s
Journey (Unit 1)
2