Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 4, 1/28-2/1

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Thesis/Claim statements due Wednesday, 1/30
  • Vocabulary Journals due Tuesday, 2/5

Monday, 1/28:

  • In the Media Center to do research on novels
  • Formulate thesis/claim statement due on Wednesday

Tuesday, 1/29: SNOW DAY

  • Continue reading your novels

Wednesday, 1/30:

  • In the Media Center to do research on novels
  • Thesis/claim due by the end of class

Thursday, 1/31:

  • After a quick review, finish reading/analyzing Beowulf

Friday, 2/1:

  • Reading day for research novel

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 2, 1/14 – 1/18

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class by Friday, 1/18
  • Vocabulary books are here! Pay your $10 asap. We will begin with vocabulary on Tuesday, 1/15

Monday, 1/14:

  • In lab 304 – Anglo-Saxon mini research assignment – due at the end of class

Tuesday, 1/15:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Intro words and vocabulary journals – Choosing the Right Word
  • SB 1 – Pass out SB texts – continue with perspective activities in SB
  • Unpack EA1 – go over requirements
  • Anglo-Saxon discussion

Wednesday, 1/16:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Intro Beowulf PPT
  • 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, 1/17:

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

Friday, 1/18:

  • 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, January 7th – 11th

Monday, 1/7:

  • Introduction to Brit. Lit./Comp.
  • Overview of the course
  • Letter from Ms. O to students – write your letter to Ms O, due by Friday, 1/11

Tuesday, 1/8:

  • Grammar diagnostic pre-assessment
  • Work on letter to Ms. O

Wednesday, 1/9:

  • Begin Perspectives SB unit 1 with film Vantage Point
  • In groups, you are responsible for tracking one perspective in the film. Be prepared to discuss.

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, 1/10:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Finish analyzing perspectives in the film Vantage Point
  • Class discussion

Friday, 1/11:

  • 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.