Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 12, 10/28-11/1

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Test – The Tragedy of Macbeth – Friday, 11/1

Monday – Thursday, October 28th – 31st:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Complete study guide and tracking motifs/archetypes as we read
  • Vocabulary Unit 5
  • 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)

Friday, November 1st:

  • Test over the Tragedy of Macbeth

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 11, 10/21-10/25

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research – Works Cited due on 10/24
  • Research – Lead ins/outs due on 10/25

Monday – Wednesday, October 21st – 23rd:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Complete study guide and tracking motifs/archetypes as we read
  • 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, October 24th-25th:

  • In lab 113 – Research – Compose Works Cited page and Lead-ins/outs for quotes

 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 10, 10/14-10/18

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 15th – Secondary research quote cards (six 4×6) and three bib cards (3×5)

Monday – Tuesday, October 14th-15th:

  • In the Media Center/Learning Commons for secondary research for argumentative analysis essay

Wednesday, October 16th: Senior Summit (3rd and 4th periods only)

  • Reading your research novels

Thursday – Friday, October 17th-18th:

  • Continue reading/anlayzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Complete study guide and tracking motifs/archetypes as we read
  • 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 9, 10/7-10/11

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, 10/8 – Renaissance Research Assignment

Monday, October 7th:

  • Independent Reading Day
  • Six quote cards due by the end of class – research

Tuesday, October 8th:

  • In lab 113 – Renaissance Research (pre-reading/research to prepare for our study of Macbeth)

Wednesday, October 9th:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 4 + choosing the right word
  • Intro Elizabethan England and background to The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Discuss in class reading points and extra credit reading points
  • Begin reading/analyzing the play
  • 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, October 10th:

  • Continue with vocabulary unit 6 – Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Continue reading/analyzing The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Complete study guide and tracking motifs/archetypes as we read

Friday, October 11th:

  • Independent reading day novel for research

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 8, 9/30-10/4

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1 – due Thursday, 10/3
  • Feminist critical analysis essay – due Friday, 10/4 after two lab days
  • Research – six primary quote cards – due Monday, 10/7 by the end of class

Monday, 9/30:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1 – due Thursday
  • Introduce Feminist Criticism – Springboard pp 138-139
  • View Bechdel Test
  • View clip from Legally Blonde – Springboard p 139

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. Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period as reflected in the literature. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Chaucer’s use of a strong female character in the Wife of Bath. 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.

Tuesday, 10/1:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1
  • Read/analyze Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” from this feminist perspective

Wednesday, 10/2:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1
  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – read a feminist criticism pages 140-141 Springboard, “Cinderella, the Legend”
  • Read “Story of an Hour” and “The Chaser” pp 169-175
  • Review EA2 requirements and rubric

Thursday – Friday, 10/3-10/4:

  • Work in the computer lab to compose analytical essay from feminist perspective – due by the end of lab time on Friday, 10/4

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 7, 9/16 – 9/20

Deadlines and Due Dates:

  • CTales – Table for Twelve due on Monday, 9/16
  • Vocabulary Journal I – due on Wednesday, 10/3
  • Six primary source note cards due on Friday, 10/4

Monday, 9/16:

  • Finish CTales – Table for Twelve – in lab 113

Tuesday, 9/17:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 3 + Choosing the Right Word activities
  • Class time to work on vocab journals

Wednesday, 9/18:

  • Vocab unit 3 – Synonyms/Antonyms & Completing the Sentence
  • Vocab journals
  • Begin viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales

Thursday, 9/19:

  • Vocab journals
  • Continue viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales

Friday, 9/20:

  • Finish viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales
  • Independent reading time – novel for research

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 6, 9/9 – 9/13

Deadlines and Due Dates:

  • CTales – Table for Twelve due on Thursday, 9/12 – after two lab days
  • Vocabulary Journal I – due on Wednesday, 10/3

Monday, 9/9:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 2 + Choosing the Right Word activities
  • Continue reading/analyzing the characters in “The General Prologue” of the Canterbury Tales

Tuesday, 9/10:

  • Vocab unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms & Completing the Sentence
  • Finish reading/analyzing the characters in “The General Prologue” of the Canterbury Tales

Wednesday – Thursday, 9/11 -9/12:

Friday, 9/13:

  • Independent reading day – novel for research

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 5, 9/3-9/6

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Thesis/Claim statements due Wednesday, 9/4

 

Tuesday, 9/3:

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

Wednesday, 9/4:

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

Thursday, 9/5:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Complete the Sentence
  • C. Tales intro and medieval community – via PPT
  • Begin reading/analyzing Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Friday, 9/6:

  • Reading day for research novel

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.