Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 4, August 27 – 31

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Grendel’s Perspective Narrative – due on Tuesday, 8/28

Argumentative Photo Essay – due on TBD

Argument/Claim for Research Project – due on Wednesday, 9/5

Monday, 8/27:

  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Introduction + Choosing the Right Word
  • 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, 8/28:

  • Vocab Unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms; 1-10 Completing the Sentence
  • Share Grendel Perspective Narratives

Wednesday, 8/29 – Early Release Day:

  • Read from Grendel – How do your narratives compare to Gardner’s Grendel perspective?

Thursday – Friday, 8/30-31:

  • Vocab Unit 2 – 11-20 Completing the Sentence
  • Using the IPads – Partners optional – Work on Argumentative Photo Essay – due date TBD

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 3, August 20 – 24

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class each Friday
  • Vocabulary books are here! Pay your $10 asap. We will begin with vocabulary on Monday, 8/20

Monday, 8/20:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Intro PPT and read/analyze from Beowulf  – track literary devices as we read

UNIT 1 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, 8/21:

  • Continue reading/analyzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
  • Intro “Perspective” narrative – Grendel’s point of view

Wednesday, 8/22:

  • Finish reading/analyzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
  • Complete perspectives chart on Beowulf vs Grendel

Thursday, 8/23:

  • In lab 113 to compose Grendel’s perspective narratives

Friday, 8/24:

  • Reading Day – novel for research
  • Complete bib card for novel together
  • 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 2, August 13th – 17th

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class by Friday, 8/17
  • Vocabulary books are here! Pay your $10 asap. We will begin with vocabulary on Monday, 8/20

Monday, 8/13:

  • SOAPSTone one of your peers narratives; discuss
  • Unpack SB Unit 1 and requirements for EA1
  • Begin Perspectives SB unit 1 with film Vantage Point

Tuesday, 8/14:

  • Finish viewing film Vantage Point; discussion and relating to SB Unit 1

Wednesday, 8/15:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Review requirements for EA 1
  • Read/analyze from Beowulf  “The Wrath of Grendel” – track literary devices as we read

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, 8/16:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
  • Intro “Perspective” narrative – Grendel’s point of view

Friday, 8/17:

  • First Reading Day – novel for research
  • Complete bib card for novel together
  • 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 1, August 6 – 10

Monday-Tuesday, 8/6-8/7: 

  • Writing lessons for reflective essay
  • Pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, publishing [or turning in for a grade ;)]
  • Read some examples of “Good Writing” and discuss literary devices and techniques used by the authors of  (1) “When the Shooting Stops” (2) “Rosary Beads and Sensible Shoes”
  • “Respond and reflect” via 3×5 cards – What did you like or dislike? What works or doesn’t work? What are some ways you would like to improve your writing whether it be for pleasure, an assignment or a college or scholarship essay?
  • Showing not Telling exercises/practice
  • 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

Wednesday-Thursday, 8/8-8/9:

  • Work with your partner to draft your first writing piece.
  • Summative Assessment – Compose a reflective essay – partners optional – fiction or nonfiction employing literary techniques reviewed/discussed from model pieces
  • 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

Friday, 8/10:

  • Go over all requirements for semester long research/writing project
  • Read this book if… (ppt)
  • 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.