Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 7, February 26 – March 2

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • 8 secondary source quote cards and 4 secondary source bib cards are due by the end of class on Tuesday, 2/27
  • Vocabulary journal 2 is due on Tuesday, 3/13

Monday-Tuesday, 2/26-2/27:

  • In the Media Center for secondary source research for research based argumentative paper

Wednesday, 2/18:

  • Share Argumentative Photo Essays

Thursday, 3/1:

  • Grammar Warmup
  • Springboard – Unit 2 Overview: Unpack Embedded Assessment 2
  • Discuss Feminist Criticism – pages 138 – 139
  • View Legally Blonde film clip – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyv20R-k3aY
  • Answer questions on page 139 after first and second viewing of clip
  • Continue adding words to your vocabulary journal

Learning Goals and Standards:  Develop and apply an understanding of key concepts and vocabulary for the study of Feminist Criticism. ELAGSE11-12RI7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Friday, 3/2:

  • Grammar Warmup
  • Springboard – pages 140-144 – Read “Cinderella, the Legend,” and complete all activities (marking Feminist Criticism, allusions, etc.)
  • Compare this to the previous film clip from Legally Blonde
  • Continue adding words to your vocabulary journal

Learning Goals and Standards:  Closely read and analyze a work of Feminist Criticism. Trace a series of ideas in a complex text in order to explain how an author develops an argument. ELAGSE11-12RI7:Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

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

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Argumentative Photo Essay – due on Thursday, 2/15

Ten 4×6 Quote Cards – due on Friday, 2/16

Monday, 2/12:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspectives: 1.6; 1.7; 1.11
  • Review EA1 and go over rubric and requirements
  • See student samples of photo essays

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-Thursday, 2/13-15:

  • In Media Center – Partners optional – Work on Argumentative Photo Essay – due Thursday

Friday, 2/16:

  • Reading Day – novel for research – 10 4×6 Quote cards due today by the end of class.
  • 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.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 5, Feb. 5th – 9th

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Vocabulary Journals – Due tomorrow, 2/6

Grendel Narratives – Due on Wednesday, 2/7 (after two lab days)

Monday, 2/5:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Finish reading/analyzing from Beowulf  “The Monster’s Lair” and “The Battle with Grendel’s Mother”– track literary devices as we read
  • Begin thinking about Grendel’s Perspective of the same battle – B vs G chart and directions for Grendel’s Narrative (MUST include kennings, alliteration, allusion, Anglo-Saxon cultural values, etc.)
  • Work on vocabulary journals (if time)

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-Wednesday, 2/6-7: – Turn in vocabulary journals!

  • In lab 421 – Compose “Perspective” narrative – Grendel’s point of view

Thursday, 2/8:

  • Share Grendel narratives
  • Read excerpts from John Gardner’s Grendel – How closely related is your narrative compared to Gardner’s perspective?
  • Reminder: Reading Day for Research tomorrow!

Friday, 2/9:

  • 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.