Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 2, 1/22 – 1/26

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.

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