Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 4, August 21 – 25

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Tuesday, 8/22 – Final Essay due – hard copy and through TurnItIn

Friday, 8/25 – Have research novels in class today! +25 points 🙂

Tuesday, 8/29 – Vocabulary Journal Check #1

Agenda Monday, 8/21: – Solar Eclipse Day

  1. In lab 113 to finish drafts and TurnItIn

LG: After completing WW #1, produce a well-developed, polished essay.
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.) 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. ELAGSE11-12L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text. b. Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations. ELAGSE11-12L6: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Agenda Tuesday, 8/22:

  1. Grammar warm up
  2. Read “The Wrath of Grendel” and “The Coming of Beowulf” – identifying kenning, alliteration, biblical allusion, pagan and christian elements
  3. Intro the research paper process – novels due in class on Friday

LG:  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.

Agenda Wednesday, 8/23:

  1. Grammar warm up
  2. Read “The Battle with Grendel” – identifying kenning, alliteration, biblical allusion, pagan and christian elements
  3. Complete a multiple perspectives graphic organizer between Beowulf, Grendel, and the on-lookers.

LG:  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.

Agenda Thursday, 8/24:

  1. Grammar warm up
  2. Based on your graphic organizer from yesterday, compose a draft retelling the incident from Grendel’s perspective (group activity and share with the class)
  3. If time permits, begin reading from Grendel

LG:  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.

Agenda Friday, 8/25:

  1. Grammar warm up
  2. Independent reading time (novel for research or choice text)

Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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.

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