Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 15, Nov. 13-17

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • In class activities with our study of Macbeth
  • Macbeth partner test of analysis on Wednesday, 11/15

Monday – Tuesday, 11/13-11/14:

  • Finish reading/analyzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Gather textual evidence for Macbeth as tragic hero, archetypes, motifs and imagery as we read (quadrants)
  • Review for partner test of analysis
  • Find an article NOT about The Tragedy of Macbeth to make connections to themes, etc. to use on the partner test

Wednesday, 11/15:

  • Meet in the Media Center for partner test of analysis

Learning Goals: The Tragedy of Macbeth: Analyze the behaviors and values of the Elizabethan time period. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures to interpret the literature. Evaluate the community of Elizabethan England and compare/contrast with the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval communities. Analyze the historical connection to King James. Recognize and identify archetypes and motifs. Provide textual evidence for Macbeth as a tragic hero. (ELAGSE12RL1; ELAGSE12RL2;ELAGSE12RL3; ELAGSE12RL4; ELAGSE12RL5; ELAGSE12RL6)

Thursday – Friday, 11/16-11/17:

  • Preparation, introductory activities and film clips to begin our reading and analysis of Huxley’s Brave New World

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Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 14, 11/6 – 11/10

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • In class activities with our study of Macbeth

Monday – Friday, 11/6-11/10:

  • Continue reading/analyzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Gather textual evidence for Macbeth as tragic hero, archetypes, motifs and imagery as we read (quadrants)

Learning Goals: The Tragedy of Macbeth: Analyze the behaviors and values of the Elizabethan time period. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures to interpret the literature. Evaluate the community of Elizabethan England and compare/contrast with the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval communities. Analyze the historical connection to King James. Recognize and identify archetypes and motifs. Provide textual evidence for Macbeth as a tragic hero. (ELAGSE12RL1; ELAGSE12RL2;ELAGSE12RL3; ELAGSE12RL4; ELAGSE12RL5; ELAGSE12RL6)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 13, October 29 – November 3

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • In class activities with our study of Macbeth

Monday – Thursday, 10/29-11/2:

  • Continue reading/analyzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Gather textual evidence for Macbeth as tragic hero, archetypes, motifs and imagery as we read (quadrants)

Friday, 11/3:

  • How is The Tragedy of Macbeth relevant to our lives today?
  • After reading/viewing King Duncan’s murder at the hands of Macbeth – Guilt activities (artwork, song lyrics, informational texts = relevance)

Learning Goals: The Tragedy of Macbeth: Analyze the behaviors and values of the Elizabethan time period. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures to interpret the literature. Evaluate the community of Elizabethan England and compare/contrast with the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval communities. Analyze the historical connection to King James. Recognize and identify archetypes and motifs. Provide textual evidence for Macbeth as a tragic hero. (ELAGSE12RL1; ELAGSE12RL2;ELAGSE12RL3; ELAGSE12RL4; ELAGSE12RL5; ELAGSE12RL6)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 12, October 23rd-27th

Deadline/Due Dates:

  • Rough draft of research paper due on Monday, 10/23
  • Vocabulary journal due on Tuesday, 10/24

Monday, 10/23:

  • In lab 113 – Literary Analysis Research Paper Outline/Rough Draft – due by end of lab time today!

LG’s for Research: Compose outline/rough draft including both primary and secondary quotes with effective lead-ins/outs. 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.

Tuesday, 10/24:

  • Introduce Archetypal Criticism (SBoard + activities)
  • Introduce Elizabethan England, Drama and Shakespeare
  • Go over all handouts and summative assessment (partner test of analysis)

Wednesday, 10/25:

  • Let’s get on our feet! Act 1, Scene 1 🙂
  • Gather textual evidence for Macbeth as tragic hero, archetypes, motifs and imagery as we read (quadrants)

Thursday-Friday, 10/26-10/27:

  • Continue reading/analyzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Gather textual evidence for Macbeth as tragic hero, archetypes, motifs and imagery as we read (quadrants)

Learning Goals: The Tragedy of Macbeth: Analyze the behaviors and values of the Elizabethan time period. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures to interpret the literature. Evaluate the community of Elizabethan England and compare/contrast with the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval communities. Analyze the historical connection to King James. Recognize and identify archetypes and motifs. Provide textual evidence for Macbeth as a tragic hero. (ELAGSE12RL1; ELAGSE12RL2;ELAGSE12RL3; ELAGSE12RL4; ELAGSE12RL5; ELAGSE12RL6)

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 11, October 16 – 20

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Vocabulary journal 3 is due on Tuesday, 10/24 (an extension because we have so much going on this week)
  • Analytical Essay (Feminist Criticism) due on Wednesday, 10/18 (after two lab days)
  • Research rough draft is due on Friday, 10/20 (after two lab days) read this before you write-2babpd9

Monday – Tuesday, 10/16-10/17:

  • Grammar Warmup
  • EA2 – Feminist Critical Perspective – Read “The Story of an Hour,” and “The Chaser” – Work in lab 113 to compose analytical essay – due on Wednesday!

Learning Goals and Standards:   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.

Wednesday, 10/18:

  • Grammar Warmup
  • Analytical Essay due today
  • Go over requirements for research literary analysis outline/rough draft
  • See the checklist and how points will be deducted

Thursday-Friday, 10/19-10/20:

  • In lab 113 – Literary Analysis Research Paper Outline/Rough Draft – due by end of lab time on Friday!

LG’s for Research: Compose outline/rough draft including both primary and secondary quotes with effective lead-ins/outs. 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 10, 10/9-10/13

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Vocabulary journal 3 is due on Tuesday, 10/17
  • Analytical Essay (Feminist Criticism) due on Wednesday, 10/18

Monday, 10/9:

  • Ms. O is out today – Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read and complete pages 147-153 in SpringBoard texts

Tuesday, 10/10:

  • Grammar Warmup
  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read/analyze Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” from this perspective

Learning Goals and Standards:  Closely read and analyze Chaucer’s Medieval work from a feminist criticism perspective. 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.

Wednesday, 10/11:

  • Senior Summit

Thursday, 10/12 – Early Release Day:

  • In lab 113 – Literary Analysis Research Paper – Works Cited Page

LG’s for Research: Compose works cited page for primary and secondary sources.  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.

Friday, 10/13: 

  • In lab 113 – Literary Analysis Research Paper – Lead Ins/Outs

Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Develop lead ins/outs for primary and secondary sources. 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 9, 10/2 – 10/6

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • 6 secondary source quote cards and 3 secondary source bib cards are due by the end of class on Tuesday, 10/3
  • Vocabulary journal 3 is due on Tuesday, 10/17

Monday-Tuesday, 10/2-10/3:

  • In the Media Center for secondary source research for literary analysis paper

Wednesday, 10/4:

  • 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.

Thursday, 10/5:

  • 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.

Friday, 10/6: (Adjusted bell schedule for homecoming pep rally)

  • Grammar Warmup
  • Independent reading – novel for research
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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 8, 9/18-9/22

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Argumentative Photo Essay – due Wednesday, 9/20 (after 3 lab days) + rationales and reflection

4×6 Quote Cards + Bib Card due on Friday, 9/22 (by the end of reading time)

Monday – Wednesday, 9/18-9/20:

  • Work in lab 421 – Argumentative Photo Essay

LG: Create and present a photo essay expressing your perspective about an issue or topic of importance to you. Standards: ELAGSEW11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. ELAGSEW11-12.2a Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; including formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. ELAGSEL11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

 

Thursday, 9/21:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Photo essay presentations

LG: Present photo essays. Standards: ELAGSEW11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. ELAGSEW11-12.2a Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; including formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. ELAGSEL11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Friday , 9/22:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Independent reading – novel for research – 8 quote cards due today

Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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 7 – 9/11-9/15

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Vocabulary journal #2 – Wednesday, 9/13 – changed due to Irma

Monday – Tuesday, 9/11-9/12:

  • Schools closed due to tropical storm Irma

Wednesday, 9/13:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Continue with activity 1.11 to prepare students for EA1 argumentative photo essay
  • Review EA 1 – Photo essay that writes your perspective through a visual text

LGs: Analyze a visual text using the OPTIC strategy, incorporating the precise language of photographic images. Write an analytical interpretation of the composition of an image. Standards: ELAGSEW11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. ELAGSEW11-12.2a Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; including formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. ELAGSEL11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Thursday, 9/14:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Finish activities preparing for Photo Essay assignment

LGs: Write an analytical interpretation of the composition of an image. Standards: ELAGSEW11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. ELAGSEW11-12.2a Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; including formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. ELAGSEL11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Friday , 9/15:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Independent reading – novel for research – 8 quote cards due next Friday, 9/22

Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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 6, 9/5-9/8

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Thesis/claim statements due after Media Center time – Wednesday, 9/6

Vocabulary journal #2 – Tuesday, 9/12

Tuesday – Wednesday, 9/5-9/6:

  • In the Media Center to research and formulate thesis/claim statements – due Wednesday

Independent Reading and LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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.

Thursday, 9/7:

  • Grammar warm up
  • “Different Ways of Seeing the World” – Activities 1.6 and 1.7
  • Review EA 1 – Photo essay that writes your perspective through a visual text

LGs: Analyze a visual text using the OPTIC strategy, incorporating the precise language of photographic images. Write an analytical interpretation of the composition of an image. Standards: ELAGSEW11-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. ELAGSEW11-12.2a Introduce a topic or thesis statement; organize complex ideas, concepts and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; including formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. ELAGSEL11-12.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Friday, 9/8:

  • Grammar warm up
  • Independent reading time (novel for research or choice text)

Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the thesis in my research 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.