Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 4, 1/27-1/31

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Thesis/Claim statement for research – due on Tuesday, 1/28
  • Vocabulary Journal #1 – due on Wednesday, 2/12

Monday – Tuesday, 1/27-1/28:

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

Wednesday, 1/29:

  • Vocabulary unit 2 – Completing the Sentence
  • Share “Grendel’s Perspective” Narratives
  • Read from Grendel – Grendel’s perspective

Thursday, 1/30:

  • Vocabulary Unit 2 – Vocab in Context
  • Finish reading/analyzing Beowulf

Friday, 1/31:

  • Reading day for research novel

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 3, 1/21-1/24

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Pay your $10 asap for vocabulary book!
  • Grendel Perspective essay – due on Friday, 1/24
  • Thesis/Claim statement for research – due on Tuesday, 1/28
  • Vocabulary Journal #1 – due on Wednesday, 1/12

Tuesday, 1/21:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 2 + choosing the right word + intro vocabulary journals
  • Continue Perspectives — Continue reading/analyzing from Beowulf 
  • Track literary devices as we read

Wednesday, 1/22:

  • Vocabulary unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Continue Perspectives — Continue reading/analyzing from Beowulf 
  • Track literary devices as we read

Thursday – Friday, 1/23-1/24:

  • In the LC, to compose Grendel perspective narratives

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.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 2, 1/13 – 1/17

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Bring $10 for vocab book asap
  • Anglo-Saxon research assignment due on Wednesday, 1/15
  • Research novel in class on Friday, 1/17

Monday, 1/13:

  • Intro Vocabulary Unit 1 PPT + Choosing the Right Word
  • Continue SB perspectives unit
  • Intro Anglo-Saxons as preview to reading/analyzing Beowulf

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, 1/14:

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

Wednesday, 1/15:

Thursday, 1/16:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Synonyms/Antonyms + Completing the Sentence
  • Begin reading/analyzing Beowulf tracking literary devices as we read

Friday, 1/17:

  • Novel Check for research
  • Complete bib card for primary source as a class
  • First independent 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.

Welcome to Brit. Lit./Comp.!! Week 1, 1/6-1/10

View syllabus here:  Syllabus British Lit Spring 2020

Don’t forget to bring vocab $10 for book by Friday, 1/10

Monday, 1/6:

  • Introduction to Brit. Lit./Comp.
  • Overview of the course
  • Letter from Ms. O to students – write your letter to Ms O, due by Friday, 1/10

Tuesday, 1/7:

  • Grammar diagnostic pre-assessment
  • Work on letter to Ms. O – due Friday, 1/10

Wednesday, 1/8:

  • 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, 1/9:

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

Friday, 1/10

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