Welcome to Brit. Lit./Comp.! :)

Syllabus British Lit FALL17-17slsfp

Planning Your Week:
Friday, Aug. 4 – Return signed syllabus (ASAP); intro letter due
Monday, Aug. 7 – Class supplies due for set up

Monday, July 31
LG: Students will become familiar with classroom policies and procedures.
Standards: ELAGSE11-12W10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. ELAGSE11-12W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Agenda:

  1. Welcome students to class and provide an overview of the course: classroom, procedures, course overview, language expectations – 10% of every grade.
  2. Distribute Student Welcome sheet and begin checking TRSS forms and transcripts
  3. Letter of introduction from Ms. O – You will write a letter introducing yourself to me – due Friday
  4. Begin name memorization!
  5. Homework: have parents sign course syllabus and write your experience essay

Tuesday, August 1
LG: Demonstrate baseline understanding of writing skill with pre-assessment.
Standards:  ELAGSE11-12W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. ELAGSE9-10L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Agenda:

  1. Collect signed copies of syllabus.
  2. Diagnostic writing assessment – whole class period
  3. Homework: have parents sign course syllabus and write your intro letter, both due Friday 8/4

Wednesday, August 2
LG: Demonstrate baseline understanding of grammatical and syntactical concepts with pre-assessment.
Standards: ELAGSE9-10L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. a. Use parallel structure.* b. Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations. ELAGSE9-10L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. a. Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses. b. Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation. c. Spell correctly. d. Produces legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
Agenda:

  1. Collect signed copies of syllabus.
  2. Comma, part of speech, part of sentence pre-assessment
  3. Discussion: What IS British lit? Why study British lit?
  4. Unpacking the standards for Unit 1 SpringBoard
  5. If time, begin Writing Workshop 1:Activity 1, Exploring the Process
  6. Homework: have parents sign course syllabus and write your intro letter, both due Friday 8/4

Thursday, August 3
LG: Explore the writing process and access prior knowledge.
Standards: ELAGSE11-12W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) ELAGSE11-12W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
Agenda:
1.    Collect signed copies of syllabus.
2.    Begin Writing Workshop 1: Activity 1, Exploring the Process
3.    Begin Writing Workshop Activity 2, Working Through the Process as a Class
4.  Homework: have parents sign course syllabus and write your intro letter, both due Friday 8/4

Friday, August 4
LG: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Standards: ELAGSE11-12W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) ELAGSE11-12W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
Agenda:
1.    Take up intro letters/signed syllabus
2.    Continue Writing Workshop 1, Activity 2, supplementing with additional information on language concepts as needed.

Welcome to Modern Mythology and Film! :)

Monday, July 31st

What am I learning today?

  • Everything you NEVER wanted to know about Mythology.

What am I going to do today?

What will I do to show I learned it?

4. Compose a letter introducing yourself to me

Tuesday

What am I learning today?

  • Intro to Archetypes in mythology

What am I going to do today?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me including your expectations for this English elective. Due by Friday
  • Common Archetypes PowerPoint – follow along on your archetypes chart

What will I do to show I learned it?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me due by Friday

Wednesday

What am I learning today?

What am I going to do today?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me including your expectations for this English elective. Due by Friday
  • Begin viewing The Wizard of Oz tracking archetypes and the hero’s journey (our model for this course).  – Use Charting Hero’s Journey with the Wizard of Oz

What will I do to show I learned it?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me due by Friday
  • Hero’s Journey (Monomyth) chart and list of archetypes

 

Thursday

What am I learning today?

  • Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”

What am I going to do today?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me including your expectations for this English elective. Due by Friday, 1/13
  • Finish “Hero’s Journey” model with The Wizard of OZ
  • Intro myth project 1 – handouts, etc.  Myth report project 1-svbyj3
  • Choose and read your myth for the project, answering the questions, etc. , so you are ready to work on your power point tomorrow in Lab 113 Friday and Monday
  • Malaya p 128; West Africa p 124; India p 118; China p 107; Brazil p 97; Native American p 121; Japan p 110; Broken Tusk p 103; Mexico p 95

What will I do to show I learned it?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me due by Friday

 

Friday

What am I learning today?

  • Intro to Greek, Roman and Norse Mythology.

What am I going to do today?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me including your expectations for this English elective. Due on Friday, 1/8
  • Intro myth project 1 – handouts, etc.
  • Choose and read your myth for the project
  • We will meet in lab 113 to work on myth projects Monday
  • Presentations start Tuesday

What will I do to show I learned it?

  • Compose a letter introducing yourself to me due by Friday

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