Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 3, 8/19-8/23

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Beowulf Summative Assessment due on Thursday, 8/22 (after two lab days)
  • Thesis/Claim statements for research due on Wednesday, 9/4

Monday, 8/19:

  • Share Grendel’s perspective narratives
  • Read/analyze from Grendel
  • Discussion: How does your narrative compare to Grendel’s?
  • Continue reading/analyzing from Beowulf

Tuesday, 8/20:

  • Finish reading/analyzing from Beowulf
  • Go over summative assessment (lit analysis essay) and rubric

Wednesday-Thursday, 8/21-8/22:

  • In computer lab for summative assessment completion

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.

Friday, 8/23:

  • Second 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.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 2, 8/12-8/16

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class by Friday, 8/16.
  • Pay your $10 asap for vocabulary book!

Monday, 8/12:

  • 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.

Tuesday, 8/13:  SGM for third period

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

Wednesday-Thursday, 8/14-8/15:

  • In the Media Center to work on Grendel’s perspective narratives

Friday, 8/16:

  • 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., August 5th – 9th

Monday, 8/5:

  • Letter of introduction due to Ms. O today
  • 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.

Tuesday, 8/6:

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

Wednesday, 8/7:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspectives
  • SB pp 5-8 and group presentations
  • PPT background to the Anglo-Saxons + video

Thursday, 8/8:

  • In lab for mini-research on the Anglo-Saxons in preparation for reading/analyzing Beowulf

Friday, 8/9:

  • 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.