Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 7, 9/17-9/21

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Feminist critical analysis essay – due Friday, 9/21 after three lab days

Monday, 9/17:

  • Introduce Medieval England, Chaucer and Canterbury Tales
  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read/analyze characters from “The General Prologue”+ Read/analyze Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” from this feminist 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. 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, 9/18:

  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read “Story of an Hour” and “The Chaser” pp 169-175
  • Review EA2 requirements and rubric

Wednesday – Friday, 9/19-9/21:

  • Work in the computer lab to compose analytical essay from feminist perspective – due by the end of lab time on Friday, 9/21

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 6, September 10-14

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research – Six primary quote cards (4×6) due by end of reading day on Friday, 9/14
  • Feminist Criticism Essay – due on Friday, 9/21

Monday-Tuesday, 9/10-9/11:

  • Intro Vocabulary Unit 2 + excercises
  • Share Argumentative Photo Essays

Wednesday, 9/12:

  • Continue vocabulary unit 2 exercises
  • 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

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, 9/13:

  • Continue vocabulary unit 2 exercises
  • 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

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, 9/14:

  • Reading Day – novel for research – Six 4×6 Quote cards due today by the end of class.
  • 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 5, September 4 – 7

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Thursday, 9/6 – Thesis/Claim Statement due for Research Paper

Monday, 9/10 – Present Argumentative Photo Essays

Tuesday, 9/4:

  • In lab 208 – 45 minutes Seniors meet with counselors
  • In lab 208 – Finish argumentative photo essays with rationales

Wednesday – Thursday, 9/5-9/6:

  • In the Media Center (Learning Commons) to develop thesis/claim statements for research. – Due by end of class on Thursday, 9/6

Friday, 9/7:

  • 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 4, August 27 – 31

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Grendel’s Perspective Narrative – due on Tuesday, 8/28

Argumentative Photo Essay – due on TBD

Argument/Claim for Research Project – due on Wednesday, 9/5

Monday, 8/27:

  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Introduction + Choosing the Right Word
  • Continue with SB activities – Perspectives: 1.6; 1.7; 1.11
  • Review EA1 and go over rubric and requirements
  • See student samples of photo essays

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, 8/28:

  • Vocab Unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms; 1-10 Completing the Sentence
  • Share Grendel Perspective Narratives

Wednesday, 8/29 – Early Release Day:

  • Read from Grendel – How do your narratives compare to Gardner’s Grendel perspective?

Thursday – Friday, 8/30-31:

  • Vocab Unit 2 – 11-20 Completing the Sentence
  • Using the IPads – Partners optional – Work on Argumentative Photo Essay – due date TBD

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 3, August 20 – 24

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class each Friday
  • Vocabulary books are here! Pay your $10 asap. We will begin with vocabulary on Monday, 8/20

Monday, 8/20:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Intro PPT and read/analyze from Beowulf  – track literary devices as we read

UNIT 1 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, 8/21:

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

Wednesday, 8/22:

  • Finish reading/analyzing Beowulf – track literary devices as we read
  • Complete perspectives chart on Beowulf vs Grendel

Thursday, 8/23:

  • In lab 113 to compose Grendel’s perspective narratives

Friday, 8/24:

  • 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., Week 2, August 13th – 17th

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research novel must be in class by Friday, 8/17
  • Vocabulary books are here! Pay your $10 asap. We will begin with vocabulary on Monday, 8/20

Monday, 8/13:

  • SOAPSTone one of your peers narratives; discuss
  • Unpack SB Unit 1 and requirements for EA1
  • Begin Perspectives SB unit 1 with film Vantage Point

Tuesday, 8/14:

  • Finish viewing film Vantage Point; discussion and relating to SB Unit 1

Wednesday, 8/15:

  • Continue with SB activities – Perspective
  • Review requirements for EA 1
  • 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.

Thursday, 8/16:

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

Friday, 8/17:

  • 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., Week 1, August 6 – 10

Monday-Tuesday, 8/6-8/7: 

  • Writing lessons for reflective essay
  • Pre-writing, drafting, editing, revising, publishing [or turning in for a grade ;)]
  • Read some examples of “Good Writing” and discuss literary devices and techniques used by the authors of  (1) “When the Shooting Stops” (2) “Rosary Beads and Sensible Shoes”
  • “Respond and reflect” via 3×5 cards – What did you like or dislike? What works or doesn’t work? What are some ways you would like to improve your writing whether it be for pleasure, an assignment or a college or scholarship essay?
  • Showing not Telling exercises/practice
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Wednesday-Thursday, 8/8-8/9:

  • Work with your partner to draft your first writing piece.
  • Summative Assessment – Compose a reflective essay – partners optional – fiction or nonfiction employing literary techniques reviewed/discussed from model pieces
  • Learning Goals: What makes good writing?Analyze model pieces of narrative writing recognizes/noting literary devices, language, and conventions used by the authors.  ELAGSE12W1, 2, 4, 5, 8; ELAGSE12W2; ELAGSE12L1, 2

Friday, 8/10:

  • 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.

Welcome to Brit. Lit./Comp.! :) August 1st – 3rd

Welcome to your last English class before college! (Unless you take my Modern Mythology class next semester…) 🙂

Course syllabus linked here:  Syllabus British Lit FALL18-28atxme

Wednesday, August 1st:

  • Intro to Brit. Lit./Comp. – Go over syllabus, class procedures, student profiles, TRSS
  • Teacher introduction letter to student
  • HW: Write a letter introducing yourself to Ms. O –  due by Friday, 8/4

Thursday, August 2nd:

  • Take up signed syllabus acknowledgements and begin taking up $10 for vocabulary books – We will begin vocabulary on Monday, August 13th. You must have your book by that time.
  • In class diagnostic writing pre-assessment

Friday, August 3rd:

  • Take up signed syllabus acknowledgements and $10 for vocabulary books
  • Student letters of introduction due today
  • In class diagnostic grammar and conventions pre-assessment

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 14, 4/23-4/27

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • In class activities with our study of Brave New World

Monday, 4/23:

  • Introductory activities for our reading and analysis of Huxley’s Brave New World
  • Complete/discuss Anticipation Guide
  • Introductory PowerPoints: Satire and BNW

Tuesday, 4/24:

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

Wednesday, 4/25-Friday, 4/27:

  • 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)

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 13, 4/16-4/20

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Research Paper is due on Friday, 4/20 after a week in the computer lab. 🙂

Monday – Friday, 4/16-4/20:

This week is devoted to finishing the research process culminating in your research paper. Make sure you follow the guidelines/instructions on your rubric including the proper highlighting when you turn it in on Friday. You must also include a work cited page.