Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 6, 2/10-2/14

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Vocabulary Journal due on Wednesday, 2/12
  • Table for Twelve due on Thursday, 2/13
  • Six Quote Cards + Bib Card due on Friday, 2/28

Monday, 2/10:

  • Vocab time to work on journals
  • Continue reading/analyzing “The General Prologue” of The Canterbury Tales
  • Character analysis tracking sheet
  • Continue viewing Worst Jobs in Medieval History

Tuesday, 2/11 – Thursday, 2/13:

  • In computer lab for Table for Twelve assignment
  • Use this link to access the online text:

https://www.dvusd.org/cms/lib011/AZ01901092/Centricity/Domain/2891/Canterbury%20Tales%20prologue.pdf

Friday, 2/14:

  • Research novel reading day and time to work on finding quotes to support thesis/claim

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 5, 2/3-2/7

Deadlines/Due  Dates:

  • Beowulf essay due on Monday, 2/3
  • Medieval England mini-research due on Tuesday, 2/4
  • Vocabulary Journal  due on Wednesday, 2/12

Monday, 2/3:

  • In lab 113 to finish and print Beowulf literary analysis essay

Tuesday, 2/4:

  • In the Media Center for Medieval England research as intro to C. Tales

Wednesday, 2/5:

  • Introduce Vocabulary unit 3 + Choosing the Right Word
  • Introduce Medieval England and Canterbury Tales/Chaucer via PPT
  • Analyze the language of Middle English
  • Begin reading/analyzing this Medieval poem

Thursday, 2/6:

  • Vocabulary unit 3 activities
  • Continue reading/analyzing C. Tales

Friday, 2/7:

  • Research novel reading day
  • Six quote cards are due by Friday, 2/28

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 4, 1/27-1/31

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Thesis/Claim statement for research – due on Tuesday, 1/28
  • Vocabulary Journal #1 – due on Wednesday, 2/12

Monday – Tuesday, 1/27-1/28:

  • In the Media Center to do research on novels
  • Formulate thesis/claim statement due on Tuesday

Wednesday, 1/29:

  • Vocabulary unit 2 – Completing the Sentence
  • Share “Grendel’s Perspective” Narratives
  • Read from Grendel – Grendel’s perspective

Thursday, 1/30:

  • Vocabulary Unit 2 – Vocab in Context
  • Finish reading/analyzing Beowulf

Friday, 1/31:

  • Reading day for research novel

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 3, 1/21-1/24

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Pay your $10 asap for vocabulary book!
  • Grendel Perspective essay – due on Friday, 1/24
  • Thesis/Claim statement for research – due on Tuesday, 1/28
  • Vocabulary Journal #1 – due on Wednesday, 1/12

Tuesday, 1/21:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 2 + choosing the right word + intro vocabulary journals
  • Continue Perspectives — Continue reading/analyzing from Beowulf 
  • Track literary devices as we read

Wednesday, 1/22:

  • Vocabulary unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Continue Perspectives — Continue reading/analyzing from Beowulf 
  • Track literary devices as we read

Thursday – Friday, 1/23-1/24:

  • In the LC, to compose Grendel perspective narratives

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.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 2, 1/13 – 1/17

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Bring $10 for vocab book asap
  • Anglo-Saxon research assignment due on Wednesday, 1/15
  • Research novel in class on Friday, 1/17

Monday, 1/13:

  • Intro Vocabulary Unit 1 PPT + Choosing the Right Word
  • Continue SB perspectives unit
  • Intro Anglo-Saxons as preview to reading/analyzing Beowulf

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.

Tuesday, 1/14:

  • In LC for mini-research on the Anglo-Saxons in preparation for reading/analyzing Beowulf

Wednesday, 1/15:

Thursday, 1/16:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Synonyms/Antonyms + Completing the Sentence
  • Begin reading/analyzing Beowulf tracking literary devices as we read

Friday, 1/17:

  • Novel Check for research
  • Complete bib card for primary source as a class
  • First independent 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.

Welcome to Brit. Lit./Comp.!! Week 1, 1/6-1/10

View syllabus here:  Syllabus British Lit Spring 2020

Don’t forget to bring vocab $10 for book by Friday, 1/10

Monday, 1/6:

  • Introduction to Brit. Lit./Comp.
  • Overview of the course
  • Letter from Ms. O to students – write your letter to Ms O, due by Friday, 1/10

Tuesday, 1/7:

  • Grammar diagnostic pre-assessment
  • Work on letter to Ms. O – due Friday, 1/10

Wednesday, 1/8:

  • Begin Perspectives SB unit 1 with film Vantage Point
  • In groups, you are responsible for tracking one perspective in the film. Be prepared to discuss.

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, 1/9:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspectives
  • Finish analyzing perspectives in the film Vantage Point
  • Class discussion

Friday, 1/10

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspectives
  • SB pp 5-8 and group presentations
  • PPT background to the Anglo-Saxons + video

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 16, 12/2-12/6

Monday – Friday:

  • Vocabulary words from Unit 6 + all exercises
  • Continue reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 15, 11/18 – 11/22

Monday, 11/18:

  • Vocabulary Unit 5 – Synonyms/Antonyms; Completing the Sentence
  • Introduction to Satire and Parody – PPT
  • Anticipation Guide for Brave New World + other handouts (class discussion)

Tuesday, 11/19:

  • Continue analyzing satire with Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”+ group activity

Wednesday – Friday, 11/20-11/22

  • Class discussion – anticipation guide
  • Introduction to Brave New World – PPT
  • Begin reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 12, 10/28-11/1

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Test – The Tragedy of Macbeth – Friday, 11/1

Monday – Thursday, October 28th – 31st:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Complete study guide and tracking motifs/archetypes as we read
  • Vocabulary Unit 5
  • Learning Goals: The Tragedy of Macbeth: Analyze the behaviors and values of the Elizabethan time period. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures to interpret the literature. Evaluate the community of Elizabethan England and compare/contrast with the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval communities. Analyze the historical connection to King James. Recognize and identify archetypes and motifs. Provide textual evidence for Macbeth as a tragic hero. (ELAGSE12RL1; ELAGSE12RL2;ELAGSE12RL3; ELAGSE12RL4; ELAGSE12RL5; ELAGSE12RL6)

Friday, November 1st:

  • Test over the Tragedy of Macbeth