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.

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.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 15, 4/29 – 5/3

Monday – Friday, 4/29 – 5/3: (Senior picnic is Friday, 5/3 – no 3rd period class)

  • Continue reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 14, 4/22-4/26

Monday – Friday:

  • Vocabulary words from Unit 8 + all exercises
  • Continue reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 14, 4/15 – 4/19

Monday – Friday:

  • Continue reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 12, 4/8-4/12

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research paper due on Friday, 4/12 after three lab days

Monday – Tuesday, 4/8-4/9:

  • Begin reading/analyzing Brave New World
  • Complete study guide as we read
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)

Wednesday – Friday, 4/10-4/12:

Learning Goals and Standards: Compose research papers. ELAGSE11-12RI1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. ELAGSE11-12RI2: Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RI3: Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 11, 3/25-3/29

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Test over The Tragedy of Macbeth – Monday, 3/25
  • Research Paper – due Friday, 4/12
  • Daily inn class activities with our study of Brave New World

 

Monday, 3/25:

  • Test over Macbeth

Tuesday, 3/26:

  • Introductory activities for our reading and analysis of Huxley’s Brave New World
  • Complete/discuss Anticipation Guide
  • Introductory PowerPoints: Satire and BNW
  • Begin viewing The Island as background to BNW

Wednesday, 3/27:

  • Finish intro PowerPoints
  • Discuss Satire with examples
  • Begin reading/analyzing BNW

Thursday, 3/28-Friday, 3/29:

  • Continue reading/analyzing BNW
  • Learning Goals: Brave New World: Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Huxley’s futuristic community of England. Synthesize thoughts about individual freedoms and beliefs connecting to themes in the dystopian novel Brave New World. Evaluate Huxley’s message to the reader through the use of the literary element of satire. (ELAGSE12RL1, 2, 7, 10; ELAGSE12SL2; ELAGSE12RI7, 10)