American Lit

Welcome Back. I hope everyone enjoyed the Winter Break. I am including the syllabus for this semester and will be posting the weekly plans off of Ms.McClure’s blog as I did last semester. If you have any questions, you can reach me at: [email protected]

American Literature Course Syllabus-2ifpdnf

Monday, Dec. 4

1. DGP Monday

2. Continue to read/discuss The Great Gatsby

*complete chapters 6 and 7 

Tuesday, Dec.5
Gatsby

1. DGP Tuesday

2. Continue to read/discuss The Great Gatsby

*complete chapters 8 and 9

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Gatsby
1. DGP Wednesday

2. finish The Great Gatsby

3. begin to research and determine critical analysis topics

Attachments:
Thursday, Dec. 7:
Gatsby

1. DGP Friday

2. research, outline, and begin critical analysis

Monday 11.6.17:
The Secret Life of Bees/Independent Novel Study
 1. DGP Monday

2. Review Vocab, Unit 6 (quiz will be Friday)

3. Independent Novel Project

*info sheet (attached)

*students should have already purchased novel of choice (–must be from list on Miss McClure’s door!)

*Novel Project will be due Monday, December 5th (90% of work on this novel and project will be OUTSIDE of class meetings!)

4. Begin The Secret Life of Bees

*notes sheet

*pre reading notes (glossary)

*Students should have already purchased this novel!  We will begin reading in class on Wednesday, November 9!

*3rd BLOCK ONLY:

Complete 1-paragraph written analysis from Flannery O’Connor 3-day study last week.

Attachments:

Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday: 11.8.17
Novel Study: Secret Life of Bees

1. DGP Tuesday (we will complete DGP Wednesday and Thursday tomorrow)

2. Begin to read/discuss The Secret Life of Bees

*students should have their own copy of the novel in hand today

Thursday:
11.9.17:
Complements review/Secret Life of Bees
1. DGP Thursday

2. Compliments review

*quiz Friday

3. Continue to read/discuss The Secret Life of Bees

Week 12: Oct 23-27:
Monday:
 1. DGP Monday

2. Participles — check 11-17

please complete side 2 of participles sheet for homework

3. MLA Preview

*we will work on MLA formatting throughout the week

4. EOC PREP #1

A list of spirituals:

http://www.negrospirituals.com/songs/

http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fa-spnc/id/16482

Attachments:
Tuesday:
Week 11: OCt 16-20:
Monday:
Gerunds/Realism
1. DGP Monday– label parts of speech

2. Continue Gerunds– worksheet side 2 1-7

*HW will be to finish gerunds sheet (8-15)

*If students need extra work, they should finish side 1 #11-20 (I will be happy to review 11-20 with individuals who need one-on-one assistance.)

3. Continue Realism– Frederick Douglass

Watch short bio (PBS, The Abolitioninsts)–click link below to access 15 minute bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMd5G4RpFLk

4. INDEPENDENT READING– CLOSE READ

read excerpt from My Bondage and My Freedom

*follow close-read instructions (powerpoint)

*answer the close-read questions that are embedded in the handout (handout is attachment below!)

Attachments:

Tuesday:
Participles/Realism
1. DGP Tuesday– sentence parts

2. VERBALS: add participles to verbals notes

*Quiz will be over gerunds, participles and infinitives NEXT WEEK

*participles practice

3. Continue Realism– Frederick Douglass

assignment from My Bondage and My Freedom is due at the end of class today!

(See Monday’s blog for details!)

*All items are attached below!

Wednesday:
Participles/Realism
1. DGP Wednesday

2. Continue participles

*check homework

3. Continue Realism– Dunbar

Thursday:
Participles/Realism Era
1. DGP Thursday

2. Participles–check homework

3. Realism: Spirituals

4. Realism Assessment: Quilt Square assigned today

DUE Monday, October 30!

 

*We will begin The Great Gatsby next week!

Friday:
Realism Era/Modern Era
1. DGP Friday: diagram is quiz review

2. Realism: Spirituals

*Quilt Assessment Details

*Due Monday, October 30

3. Introduce Modern Era in American Literature

4. EOC PREP: Harlem Renaissance

 

*We will begin The Great Gatsby next week!!

Attachments:
Week 10: Oct 9-13
Monday 10/9/2017
Realism Era/Verbals (Gerunds)
 1. DGP Monday– identify the parts of speech in this week’s sentence

2. Begin GERUNDS: notes and practice

3. Springboard lesson 3.19– Mark Twain “Advice for Youth”

Gerund practice HW

*WE WILL REVIEW LAST WEEK’S TRANSCENDENTALISM TEST ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12.  THE RETAKE WILL BE FRIDAY OCTOBER 13.  THE RETAKE IS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS WHO FAILED THE TEST LAST WEEK; HOWEVER, STUDENTS WHO DID NOT FAIL THE TEST LAST WEEK WILL HAVE AN OPTION TO RETAKE OR NOT.

Attachments:
Tuesday 10/10/2017
Realism Era/Gerunds
1. DGP Tuesday — identify the sentence parts of this week’s sentence

2. STATIONS

Station 1: Gerunds review

Station 2: Synthesis drafting practice

*comparing Mark Twain articles from Monday

Gerund practice HW

*WE WILL REVIEW LAST WEEK’S TRANSCENDENTALISM TEST ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12.  THE RETAKE WILL BE FRIDAY OCTOBER 13.  THE RETAKE IS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS WHO FAILED THE TEST LAST WEEK; HOWEVER, STUDENTS WHO DID NOT FAIL THE TEST LAST WEEK WILL HAVE AN OPTION TO RETAKE OR NOT

PSAT DAY!
PSAT!

Wednesday:

10/11/17:

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Gerunds practice

3. Continue Realism

*Jack London’s “To Build a Fire”

*WE WILL REVIEW LAST WEEK’S TRANSCENDENTALISM TEST ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 12.  THE RETAKE WILL BE FRIDAY OCTOBER 13.  THE RETAKE IS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS WHO FAILED THE TEST LAST WEEK; HOWEVER, STUDENTS WHO DID NOT FAIL THE TEST LAST WEEK WILL HAVE AN OPTION TO RETAKE OR NOT.

Thursday
10/12/17
Transcendentalism Test Review
1. DGP Thursday

2. We will review the test from last week in detail during class today.

*Retake will be Friday, October 13

Friday:
10/13/17
Transcendental RETAKE
 1. DGP Friday — diagram is quiz review

2. GERUNDS– review/practice

3. Transcendentalism Test RETAKE

Week 9: Oct 2-Oct 6
USA Test Prep
1. DGP Monday

2. Lab: USA Test Prep

*students will complete EOC Benchmark (assignment is on USA Test Prep)

Tuesday:
Transcendentalism/Realism
 1. DGP Tuesday

2. Review Transcendentalism: Transcendentalism Unit test on Wednesday, October 4

*quiz practice materials attached (quiz “transcendental prezi”, text for quiz “prefacetoLeavesofGrassforpreziquiz”, quiz answers “transcendental prezi  quiz answers”)

 

3. Overview of American Literature– Realism Era

4. Begin Realism

Attachments:

Wednesday:
Assessment/Realism
1. DGP Wednesday

2. Unit Assessment: Transcendentalism

3. Continue Realism

Thursday:
PSAT Prep/Realism
1. DGP Thursday

2. PSAT Prep

3. Continue Realism

Attachments:
Friday:
PSAT Prep/Realism
1. DGP Friday

2. PSAT Prep

3. Continue Realism

 

*schedule will be altered today due to Pep Rally

Week 8
9/18/17-9/22/17
Monday:
Transcendentalism/Pronouns
 1. DGP Monday

2. Student Goals and Incentives introduced (EOC GOALS) and USA TEST PREP TUTORIAL

3. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

4. Pronouns review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

RINALDI CHAPTERS 6-10 DUE FRIDAY

Attachments:
Tuesday:
Trascendentalism/Pronouns
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

3. Pronouns Review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

4. PRONOUN CASE: notes and practice

RINALDI: Chapters 6-10 assessment on Friday (OR GIVE ME DEATH)

Wednesday:
Transcedentalism/Pronouns
1. DGP Wednesday

2. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

3. Pronouns Review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

Pronoun Case Assessment on Friday, September 22

RINALDI CHAPTERS 6-10 ASSESSMENT ON FRIDAY!

Thursday:
REVIEW
1. DGP Thursday

2. Review Romanticism and Transcendentalism

Review Pronouns and Antecedents

Review Pronoun Case

3. TEST FRIDAY: Romanticism and Transcendentalism

*will also include Pronouns and Antecendents

Chapters 6-10 of RINALDI (Or Give Me Death)

 

EOC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DUE

Attachments:

Friday:
Assessment Day
1. DGP Friday

2. Assessment (major)– Romanticism/Transcendentalism

*assessment will also include Pronouns and Antecedents

*Rinaldi chapters 6-10

EOC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DUE

Week 7
9/11/17-9/15/17
Monday:
Transcendentalism/Pronouns
 1. DGP Monday

2. Student Goals and Incentives introduced (EOC GOALS) and USA TEST PREP TUTORIAL

3. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

4. Pronouns review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

RINALDI CHAPTERS 6-10 DUE FRIDAY

Attachments:
Tuesday:
Trascendentalism/Pronouns
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

3. Pronouns Review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

4. PRONOUN CASE: notes and practice

RINALDI: Chapters 6-10 assessment on Friday (OR GIVE ME DEATH)

Wednesday:
Transcedentalism/Pronouns
1. DGP Wednesday

2. Continue Transcendentalism study

Read Thoreau

3. Pronouns Review: Pronouns and Antecedents Assessment on Friday, September 22

Pronoun Case Assessment on Friday, September 22

RINALDI CHAPTERS 6-10 ASSESSMENT ON FRIDAY!

Thursday:
REVIEW
1. DGP Thursday

2. Review Romanticism and Transcendentalism

Review Pronouns and Antecedents

Review Pronoun Case

3. TEST FRIDAY: Romanticism and Transcendentalism

*will also include Pronouns and Antecendents

Chapters 6-10 of RINALDI (Or Give Me Death)

 

EOC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DUE

Attachments:

Friday:
Assessment Day
1. DGP Friday

2. Assessment (major)– Romanticism/Transcendentalism

*assessment will also include Pronouns and Antecedents

*Rinaldi chapters 6-10

EOC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES DUE

Week 6:
9/4/17-9/8/17
Tuesday:
Pronouns and Antecedents/American Literature Eras
 1. DGP Tuesday

2. Introduce Pronouns/Antecedents…rules governing pronouns

3. Overview of American Literature (notes)

Attachments:
Wednesday:
Pronouns/Antecedents/Revolutionary Era
 1. DGP Wednesday

2. Pronouns/Antecedents

*continue practice

3. Revolutionary Era: Ben Franklin

*aphorisms

4. Ann Rinaldi — chapters 1 and 2

*Chapters 1-5 will be assessed on MONDAY

Attachments:
 Thursday:
Pronouns/Antecedents/Romanticism
1. DGP Thursday

2. Pronouns/Antecedents

*continue practice

3. Begin Romanticism:

Overview Notes

*read IRVING (“The Devil and Tom Walker”)

*ANN RINALDI chapters 1-5 will be assessed on MONDAY

Attachments:
Friday:
DGP Quiz/Romantic/Pronouns
1. DGP Friday (diagram is quiz review)

2. DGP QUIZ is CANCELLED

3. Romanticism: HAWTHORNE (“The Minister’s Black Veil”)

*independent reading with guided reading questions…will be due at the conclusion of class.

*ANN RINALDI– CHAPTERS 1-5 WILL BE ASSESSED ON MONDAY

Week 5:
8.28.17-9.1.17:
MONDAY:
Revolutionary Era/Rhetoric
 1. DGP Monday

2. THE CRUCIBLE: synthesis assessments

and SELF EDIT SHEET

3. Begin Rhetoric

*Springboard lesson: 2.19 THE POWER OF RHETORIC

–structure of an argument

–use of rhetorical devices

TUESDAY:
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Rhetoric

*Springboard lesson 2.19 THE POWER OF RHETORIC

WEDNESDAY:
Rhetoric/Speech/Syntax
 1. DGP Wednesday

2. Finish 2.19 THE POWER OF RHETORIC

3. Springboard lesson 2.22 ONE LAST STAND WITH SYTAX

–syntax and persuasion

THURSDAY:

Rhetoric/Speech/Syntax
 1. DGP Thursday

2. Springboard Lesson 2.22 ONE LAST STAND WITH SYNTAX

–syntax and persuasion

FRIDAY:
Revolutionary Era
 1. DGP Friday

2. Finish 2.22 ONE LAST STAND WITH SYNTAX

2. Ben Franklin’s APHORISMS

Week4 (8.21-25):
Monday:
Reading Literary/Critical Analysis
 1. DGP Monday– parts of speech

2. The Crucible– introduce essay

3. Clauses questions and Tuesday quiz prep

Attachments:

Tuesday:
Revolutionary Era Literature/Formal Writing

1. DGP Tuesday

2. Review Revolutionary Era literature characteristics

3. Read/discuss Paine, Henry, Jefferson

*in class group discussions and teaching partners

4. Short presentations to review rhetorical strategies used in speeches

5. Time to work on essay — thesis, claims given to students… time to gather quoted evidence

Wednesday:
Aphorisms/Revolutionary Era literature
 1. DGP Wednesday

2. Review Revolutionary Era literature

3. Introduce aphorisms…Ben Franklin

4. Analyze aphorisms…brainstorm modern twists of aphorisms in millennial society

5. Extra credit opportunity given…due Monday (optional)

Thursday:

 Formal Writing/Romantic Era Literature
 1. DGP Thursday– make corrections (Goal: Master conventions of English language)

2. Romantic Era Literature– Read/Discuss Washington Irving “The Devil and Tom Walker”

(Goal: Understand the characteristics of different eras in Romantic literature)

How does literature shape or reflect society?

3.  Review MLA procedures…typed essay is due Monday, August 29!

Powerpoint attached, example works cited attached

(Goal: Write in proper MLA format, write a formal essay)

Attachments:
WEEK 3:
Language Conventions, Writing, Reading Literary
 1.  Introduce DGP sentence this week.

2. Continue to read/discuss THE CRUCIBLE (Act 2)

 

FULL TEXT available online

https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib6/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/4860/The%20Crucible_full%20text_adobe_format.pdf

Standards
ELAGSE11-12RL1
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.
ELAGSE11-12W1
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
ELAGSE11-12W1.b
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
ELAGSE11-12W1.d
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Attachments:
TUESDAY:
Reading Literary
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Read/discuss/view The Crucible

HOMEWORK: “Synonyms and Antonyms” pp. 18-19 (1-10; 1-5

WEdnesday:
 1. DGP Wednesday — Clauses

2. Clauses notes and group practice

3. Independent practice

4. Continue to read/discuss/view The Crucible

HOMEWORK: “Completing the Sentence” pp. 19-20 (1-20)

Thursday:
Argumentative Writing

1. DGP Thursday

2. Review Clauses HW from last night (practice)

3. Continue to read/discuss/view The Crucible

4. Begin Argumentative Analysis of The Crucible

HOMEWORK: “Vocabulary in Context” p. 21 (1-5)

Friday:
Conventions Assessment/Argumentative Writing
 1. DGP Friday– diagram and quiz review

2. Vocabulary Unit 1 Quiz and DGP Quiz

3. Continue to practice Clauses (practice sheet provided)

4. Argumentative Writing– Proctor as Tragic Hero, 5 paragraph critical analysis will be introduced and due Friday, August 26

Week 2: 8/7-8/11
Colonial Era/The Crucible
1. DGP Monday

2. Unpack assessment (Springboard, Unit 2)

3. Begin HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE CRUCIBLE

*Activity 2.1 and 2.2 (Edwards)

Colonial Era/The Crucible
 1. DGP Tuesday

2. Begin to read/discuss The Crucible

*Act 1

FULL TEXT available online

https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib6/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/4860/The%20Crucible_full%20text_adobe_format.pdf

Colonial Era/The Crucible
 1. DGP Wednesday

2. Continue to read/discuss The Crucible

*Act 1

–there will be a quiz over Act 1 at the conclusion of reading ACT 1 (Thursday)

FULL TEXT available online:

https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib6/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/4860/The%20Crucible_full%20text_adobe_format.pdf

Colonial Era/The Crucible
 1. DGP Thursday
Colonial Era/The Crucible
1. DGP Friday

2. DGP QUIZ 1

3. Continue to read/discuss The Crucible

 

FULL TEXT AVAILABLE ONLINE

https://www.cusd80.com/cms/lib6/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/4860/The%20Crucible_full%20text_adobe_format.pdf

WEEK OF JULY 31
MONDAY:
Syllubus/Cultural Sensitivity
1. Get to know you…get to know yourself!

Cultural Sensitivity Test

2. Syllabus/Expectations/Class Tour…Welcome to American Literature!!

Attachments:
TUESDAY:
1. EOC/SAT Warm UP

2. Native American Close Reading Assimilation Assignment

3. American Dream Vision Board

with small group discussions and collaboration

WEDNESDAY:
Native American Synthesis/American Dream
1. EOC/SAT Warm UP

2. Timed Synthesis: Native American Assimilation

*diagnostic assessment of writing

*synthesis will act as a baseline

3. “Let America Be America Again” and NRA Advertisement

How does a person’s point of view affect his/her perception of the American Dream?

THURSDAY:
American Dream
 1. EOC/SAT Warm UP
2. Tech Sign Up– COMPUTER LAB

3. USA TEST PREP

*EOC PRETEST and FINAL DUE DATE!!

newton91 (USA test prep)

FRIDAY:
American Dream
 1. EOC/SAT Warn UP
2. Tone/Precision of Language

*Are all blues “blue”?

3. Review of TONE word list

4. “I, Too, Sing America” and “I Hear America Singing”

SIFT: Apply to poem pair

*How does a person’s point of view affect his or her tone towards his or her subject?

*How do linguistic elements affect tone?

4/24/17-4/28/17

Monday:

EOC prep

1. DGP Monday

2. EOC Vocab– Review Quiz from Friday

*part 1 (slides 1-36)

3. EOC Vocab– preview/review part 2 vocabulary

*powerpoint is attached (slides 37-70–begins with “sarcasm”)

*quiz Friday will ask students to use application of terms, not simply define terms

4. EOC Prep: EXTENDED WRITING

*the extended writing portion of the test is Monday, May 1.

*students were asked to read 2 texts (of opposing views), answer 2 multiple choice questions, answer 1 constructed response question (1-2 paragraphs), and finally, outline the 5-paragraph essay according to the prompt…

 

Next Monday, May 1, students will be asked to do this same thing: read 2 opposing texts, answer 2 multiple choice questions, answer 1 constructed response question, and write a 5-paragraph essay as prompted.

 

Today’s lesson comes from the GaDOE American Literature and Composition prep materials.  PDF is attached…today the students completed pages 56-59

*A detailed agenda is the last slide of the vocabulary powerpoint also attached to this blog.

Attachments:

 Tuesday:

EOC prep

1. DGP Tuesday

2. EOC Prep Quiz #3

*elements of Modernism and Harlem Renaissance are included on this prep quiz

*this quiz will be graded for accuracy

*STUDENTS MUST BE PRESENT TO TAKE QUIZ.  IT IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THE BLOG.

3. Terms– game prep

*each student will be assigned 5 terms from the list this week…using what they know about the format of the EOC vocab quiz from last Friday, students will be asked to come up with examples and questions for the quiz this week.  Questions may or may not be used on the quiz; however, there is a chance that there will be a review game later in the week using questions formulated by students.

Attachments:
Wednesday:
EOC prep

1. DGP Wednesday

2. EOC Writing:

*review self-edits, peer-edits that have been completed so far

*self-edit/peer-edit constructed response from Monday

*review outlines from Monday’s extended response lesson

3. EOC prep quiz #3

*review yesterday’s quiz

4. EOC PREP continues…!!

Thursday:

1. DGP Thursday

2. Review characteristics of Modernism

3. Read Flannery O’Connor

4. Assignment to follow

Friday:

EOC Prep

1. DGP Friday

2. Vocab: Part 2 of EOC Terms review

QUIZ

3. Extra Credit opportunity for weekend

MONDAY IS THE EOC DAY 1 — extended response day!! 🙂

4/17/17-4/21/17:

Monday:

1. DGP Monday

2. VOCAB– This week’s vocab will be 35 words that are incorporated into EOC review.

*powerpoint is attached … slides #2-36 will be quizzed this week.

3. EOC/Modernism Era

EOC Practice Quiz #1– grade and review in class

Attachments:
Tuesday:

1. DGP Tuesday

2. EOC/Modernism Era

EOC Practice Quiz #2

3. Modernism: read

Attachments:
Wednesday:

1. DGP Wednesday

2. EOC/Modernism

State Examples: Writing Exemplars

3. Writing Practice #1

Attachments

Thursday:

4/10/17-4/14/17:

Monday:

1. DGP Monday: reading arthur millers play the crucible our class learned about the witch trials in salem massachusetts

2. VOCAB, Unit 4: Quiz Friday

3. Specific Writing Topics:

*Passive/Active voice

*Parallel Structure

*Clarifying Sentences

*Avoiding unclear pronoun references

*Vocab Unit 4 quiz this Friday

*I am available to help edit, prewrite, proofread, brainstorm, etc. ALL WEEK THIS WEEK.  I will be available until 5/5:30pm everyday this week.

*If students need to see me in the morning, they need to make an appointment.

**I will not be available to proofread, prewrite, edit, brainstorm, etc. next week. 

THE GREAT GATSBY CRITICAL ANALYSIS IS DUE FRIDAY APRIL 21 IN CLASS.  Students will not be able to print during class or email the paper to me during class.  If a student needs to print or email the paper to me, please do so BEFORE class on FRIDAY APRIL 21.  There are no exceptions to this rule.

Attachments:

Tuesday:

1. DGP Tuesday: reading Arthur millers play the crucible our class learned about the witch trials in salem massachusetts

2. Specific Writing Topics:

*review Rubric

*review MLA formatting

*questions/comments/criticisms/concerns

3. Realism Era and Rhetoric Review: Frederick Douglass

*begin reading speech: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July”

*identify rhetorical strategies

(speech and rhetorical analysis questions attached below)

*Vocab Unit 4 quiz this Friday

*I am available to help edit, prewrite, proofread, brainstorm, etc. ALL WEEK THIS WEEK.  I will be available until 5/5:30pm everyday this week.

*If students need to see me in the morning, they need to make an appointment.

**I will not be available to proofread, prewrite, edit, brainstorm, etc. next week.

Attachments:
Wednesday:

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Critical Analysis: questions, concerns, comments…

3. Continue Rhetorical Analysis: Douglass

(we began this yesterday — Tuesday)

*speech and rhetorical analysis questions attached below

*Vocab Unit 4 quiz this Friday

*I am available to help edit, prewrite, proofread, brainstorm, etc. ALL WEEK THIS WEEK.  I will be available until 5/5:30pm everyday this week.

*If students need to see me in the morning, they need to make an appointment.

**I will not be available to proofread, prewrite, edit, brainstorm, etc. next week. 

Attachments:
Thursday:

*Vocab Unit 4 quiz this Friday

*I am available to help edit, prewrite, proofread, brainstorm, etc. ALL WEEK THIS WEEK.  I will be available until 5/5:30pm everyday this week.

*If students need to see me in the morning, they need to make an appointment.

**I will not be available to proofread, prewrite, edit, brainstorm, etc. next week. 

Attachments:
3/20/17-3/24/17:
MOnday:
Research/Writing

1. DGP Monday

2. Introduce Vocabulary Unit 4, #1-10

Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz will be Friday, March 31

3. The Crucible Critical Analysis papers

— review rubric throroughly

— allow for questions regarding paper feedback

4.  EXERCISE:

using the student examples provided, assess example paragraphs according to the rubric used for The Crucible critical analysis…it is the same rubric that will be used for The Great Gatsby  analysis.

— students will assess Intro paragraph example 1 and example 2; Body paragraph example 1 and example 2; and conclusion paragraph example 1 and example 2

Students will give example 1 a grade out of 500 and example 2 a paper grade out of 500

Students will then grade their own Crucible essays on the scale out of 500.

Due Tuesday upon entering class.

Attachments:
Tuesday:
Gatsby
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Vocabulary Unit 4, #11-20

Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz will be Friday, March 31

3. Continue to read/discuss The Great Gatsby, chapter 6

–Chapter 6 and 7 quiz will be Friday, March 24

4. Discussion questions for Chapter 6 announced

*discussion question packets must be received directly from Miss McClure

Copyright laws do not allow for it to be posted online.

Attachments:
Wednesday:
Realism
1. DGP Wednesday

2. Continue Realism (Overview of American Literature)

3. Read/discuss “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”

*handout

4. Activity: 4 quadrants

Attachments:
Thursday:
Gatsby
1. DGP Thursday

2. Continue to read/discuss The Great Gatsby, chapter 7

*there will be a quiz over chapters 6 and 7 on Friday, March 24

3. Discussion questions, chapter 7– discussed ALOUD IN CLASS

4. Paper topics/writing a literary analysis

*research

*begin discussing thesis, elements, etc.

*begin developing outline

Attachments:
Friday:
3/13-3/17:
Monday:
Realism Era/Gatsby

1. DGP Monday

2. Infinitives

*verbals quiz over Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives will be FRIDAY3/17

*notes

*class (whole group) practice

— Please complete #7-15 for homework tonight!  We will check them in class tomorrow!

3. Overview of American Literature

*Realism Era

*characteristics and representative authors

*read/discuss Kate Chopin

4. Complete chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby

*continue from where we left off on Friday.

Tuesday:

Infinitives/Gatsby
 1. DGP Tuesday

2. Infinitives

*check Monday’s homework (#7-15)

3. Read The Great Gatsby, chapter 4 INDEPENDENTLY

*complete packet for Chapter 3 (questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)

*complete packet for Chapter 4 (questions 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14)

–chapter 3-5 quiz will be Friday

–chapter 3-5 packet is due at quiz time on Friday.

Wednesday:

Critical Analysis/Research and Writing/Realism
 1. DGP Wednesday

2. Discuss Critical Analysis

*rubric

*common errors

*expectations for Gatsby analysis

*Notes: writing a literary analysis

3. Realism Era: Read Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

Thursday:

Infinitives/Gatsby/Realism
 1. DGP Thursday

2. Review Infinitives

*combo worksheet for HW and quiz practice

*quiz is FRIDAY

3. Read chapter 5 — The Great Gatsby

4. Begin Bret Hart’s “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”

Friday:

Infinitives/Gatsby/Realism
 1. DGP Friday: diagram is quiz review

2. Submit Chapters 3-5 Gatsby packets

3. Review Infinitives, Gerunds and Participles

4. VERBALS Quiz, DGP Quiz, Gatsby 3-5 quiz

5. Continue/complete reading/discussing Bret Hart’s “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”

3/6-3/10:
Monday:
Participles/Transcendentalism/Gatsby

1. DGP Monday

2. Gerunds–check side 2 (from last week)

3. Participles/Participial Phrases

*notes

*practice

— there will be a quiz over all three verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) at the conclusion of all three (next week)

4. Continue Transcendentalism

*read/discuss Emerson

Tuesday:
DGP/Transcendentalism/Gatsby

1. DGP Tuesday

2. Participles

*check practice

3. Continue Transcendentalism

*read/discuss Thoreau

4. Begin Gatsby Unit

Wednesday:
DGP/Transcendentalism/Gatsby

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Participles

*check practice

3. Continue Transcendentalism

*read/discuss William Cullen Bryant

4. Begin/continue Gatsby Unit

Thursday:
DGP/Gatsby

1. DGP Thursday

2. Review Vocab– quiz is Friday (tomorrow)

3. Gatsby– chapters 1 and  2 quiz on Friday

4. Discuss Research Mondays Schedule and topics

Vocab-DGP/Gatsby

1. DGP Friday– diagram is quiz review

2. Vocab–quiz today

3. Participles

*check practice

*we will move into Infinitives next week

4. GATSBY

*complete chapters 1-2– quiz over chapters 1 and 2 at conclusion of reading

5. Discuss “Research Mondays” schedule and topics

2/27/17-3/3/17:
Monday:
Gerunds/Romanticism
1. DGP Monday

2. Introduce Gerunds

*notes

*in class practice (#1-10)

*homework — #11-20

3. Overview of American Literature

*review eras

*add Romanticism/Transcendentalism

4. Read Washington Irving’s “The Devil and Tom Walker”

*there will be a quiz following the reading of this story

4th BLOCK– REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 CLASSES!!

Tuesday:
Gerunds/Romanticism
1. DGP Tuesday

2. Review Gerunds

*check #11-20

3. Characteristics of Romantic Era in American Lit.

4. Continue to read/discuss Irving

*there will be a quiz following the reading of this story

2nd and 3rd Blocks– REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 classes

Attachments:
Wednesday:
Gerunds/Romanticism

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Review Gerunds

*check #11-20

*continue to side 2– #1-10

3. Continue Romanticism:  read/discuss POE

(“The Pit and the Pendulum”)

*there will be a quiz following the reading of this story

Attachments:
Thursday:
Gerunds/Transcendentalism

1. DGP Thursday

2. Continue Gerunds

*check 1-10, side 2

3. Discuss characteristics of Transcendentalism in American Lit.

4. Transcendentalism Preview (film and exercise)

Attachments:
Friday:
Gerunds/Transcendentalism

1. DGP Friday

*diagram is quiz review

2. Review Gerunds

*there will be a quiz over verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) upon completion of practicing the identification of all three

*there will NOT be a quiz over Gerunds only.

3. Continue Transcendentalism Preview (film and exercise)

4. Discuss upcoming study of The Great Gatsby

*we will begin reading the novel next week!

*we will begin weekly lessons on the research/writing process on Monday

Attachments:
2/13-2/17:
Monday:
Revolutionary Era

1. DGP Monday

2. Unit 2 Vocab

*Quiz is Friday, Feb 17

3. Pronouns/Antecedents

*Review

4. Pronoun CASE

*notes and practice

5. Overview of American Literature Eras

*review

–BEGIN REVOLUTIONARY (Age of Reason)

Tuesday:
Revolutionary Era/Pronoun Case

1. DGP Tuesday

2. Pronoun Case

*review and practice

3. Revolutionary Era

*review characteristics

*Ben Franklin

*Patrick Henry

Wednesday:
Revolutionary Era/Pronoun Case

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Pronoun Case

*Review and practice

–QUIZ FRIDAY: PRONOUN/ANTECEDENT AND PRONOUN CASE

3. Revolutionary Era

*Review characteristics

–Read foundational US documents

(Paine, Henry, Jefferson)

Thursday:
Revolutionary Era/Prounoun Case

1. DGP Thursday

2. Pronoun Case

*review and practice

3. Revolutionary Era

*review characteristics

*READ foundational US documents

(Paine, Henry, Jefferson)

Friday:

Revolutionary Era/Pronoun

1. DGP Friday: diagram is quiz review

*DGP and Vocab Unit 2 quiz

2. Pronoun Case Review

*QUIZ– pronoun/antecedents and pronoun case

3. Revolutionary Era

 

 

 

2/6/17-2/10/17:
Monday:

1. DGP Monday–identify the parts of speech in this week’s sentence.

2. Vocab, Unit 2

*There will be a VOCABULARY UNIT 2 QUIZ ON FRIDAY, 2/10

*4 exercises in book are due at QUIZ time on Friday, 2/10

*1 of the 4 exercises will be graded for accuracy.

3. Continue Pronouns/Antecedents…QUIZ Wednesday

4. Continue to read/discuss The Crucible, Act III

*there will be a critical analysis writing assignment on this play.

Attachments:
Tuesday:

1. DGP Tuesday: identify the sentence parts in this week’s sentence

2. Pronouns/Antecedents

*check homework (1-10 of side 2)

*complete 11-20 for homework–this will be reviewed before the quiz on Wednesday

3. Continue to read/discuss The Crucible

*complete the play today

Wednesday:

1. DGP Wednesday–identify clauses and sentence structure

2. Pronouns and Antecedents

*check 11-20 on side 2; review for quiz

3. Pronouns and Antecedents QUIZ

4. Critical Analysis/The Crucible

*writing a formal paper notes

*find quotes in both the text and the research

*WE WILL GO TO THE COMPUTER LAB ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY to write the paper

Thursday:
Friday:
1/30/17-2/3/17
Monday:

1. DGP Monday — identify parts of speech

2. Introduce Vocab, Unit 2

3. Begin reading/analyzing The Crucible (Colonial Era)

The Crucible is in the American Literature text book.  A copy of the full text can be found at:

https://archive.org/stream/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt

Tuesday:

1. DGP Tuesday– identify words and their function in the sentence

2. Pronouns and Antecedents

*rules (notes)

*practice (whole group)

*practice (independent)— HOMEWORK

3. Continue to read/analyze The Crucible

*QUIZ — upon completion of ACT 1

The Crucible is in the American Literature text book.  A copy of the full text can be found at:

 

https://archive.org/stream/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt

 Wednesday:

1. DGP Wednesday

2. Pronouns and Antecedents

*check homework (practice)

*practice #2– independent

3. Continue to read/analyze The Crucible

 

The Crucible is in the American Literature text book.  A copy of the full text can be found at:

 

https://archive.org/stream/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt

Thursday:

1. DGP Thursday

2. Pronouns/Antecedents

*review rules governing pronouns

*check homework

*Practice

3. Continue to read/analyze The Crucible

QUIZ upon completion of Act II

The Crucible is in the American Literature text book.  A copy of the full text can be found at:

https://archive.org/stream/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt

Friday:

1. DGP Friday–diagram is quiz review!

2. DGP Quiz #3 (conventions 3)

3. Pronouns/Antecedents QUIZ

4. In-class writing (1-2 paragraphs) — topic: The Crucible

5. Continue to read/analyze The Crucible

The Crucible is in the American Literature text book.  A copy of the full text can be found at:

https://archive.org/stream/TheCrucibleFullText/The%20Crucible%20full%20text_djvu.txt