September 21

Honors 9th Literature Fall Break

Enjoy your week off!

While you have no homework, you may wish to get ahead if you have other activities that will keep you busy through the month of October. You will also soon need a copy of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Folger edition) and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

Planning Your Week (upcoming due dates)

S 10/7: No Red Ink Quiz Subjects, Verbals, Phrases

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

S 10/14: No Red Ink Practice Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/15: I Remember You poem and video due

W 10/17: Poetry Anthology due in class; No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

September 21

AP Literature Fall Break

Fall Break

Enjoy your week off! If you’d like to get ahead, see below:

Continue reading your EPCOT novel.

T 10/2: Present dramaturgy.

F 10/5: EPCOT meeting in class (directors provide an agenda in the Schoology group; reading coaches provide questions in Schoology group)

F 10/12: TPFASSTT analysis due for both poems you chose for Poetry Out Loud. You will recite one. ZINC 200 words is also due today.

 

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

September 14

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 September 17-21

Planning Your Week

 

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

W 9/19: Due in class–2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website. Due by 11:59 p.m.–No Red Ink quiz for capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 17

Opener: Review requirements for Poetry Anthology; fill in definitions for connotation, tone, imagery, diction, hyperbole, allusion, symbol, extended metaphor, anaphora, and theme.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Fill in definitions for refrain, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme,, assonance, consonance.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.
  2. Read the excerpt from PoemCrazy p.291-6
  3. Complete a word pool with your group.
  4. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Turn in Poetry Out Loud poems; introduce “I Remember You” poem and requirements.  

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “Abuelito Who” and “Ode to My Socks” p.321-5.
  2. Writer’s Workshop: begin composing your “I Remember You” poem; consider music and images you can use to capture the person.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due tonight; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Review reflection tips and write a reflection for your image poem and your rough draft of “I Remember You.”

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.5 Exploring Diction and Imagery: “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch and TWIST strategy
  2. Writer’s Workshop: p.310 “Drafting the Embedded Assessment”; focus on line breaks.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: Complete directions for “Stuffed Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Write stuffed poetry reflection. Turn in for review and feedback.
  2. Complete “Poetry in Nature” activity.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Consider creating illustrations for your stuffed poetry or your poetry in nature poem. Practice Poetry Out Loud poem and continue ZINC!

September 14

AP Literature Week 8 September 17 – 21

Week 8

Planning Your Week

Continue reading your EPCOT novel. 

Th 9/20: Bring 2 poems, printed from the Poetry Out Loud website, to class.

F 9/21: EPCOT meeting in class (directors provide an agenda in the Schoology group; reading coaches provide questions in Schoology group)

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, September 17 

Opener: Daily Lines; Review poetry strategies for multiple choice.

Work Session: 

  1. Apply strategies to MCM Poetry passage.
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud. Select 2 poems from the website.
  3. Review Othello anticipation guide and connect themes.
  4. Begin Act I Scene 1 of Othello.

Closer: Assign dramaturgy.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Daily Lines; watch PBS video “Who Is Othello?”

Work Session:

  1. Continue analyzing Act I Scene 1.
  2. Compare/contrast film adaptations of the opening scene.

Closer: Prepare “Somebody wanted but so” statement for 1.1.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Review FRQ feedback and writing expectations.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a poetry FRQ.
  2. Peer review an FRQ.

Closer: Begin Othello 1.2 group scenes.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Daily Lines; perform subtext scenarios.

Work Session:

  1. The power of subtext: apply to group scenes for 1.2.
  2. Read 1.3 (read Othello’s speech antiphonally to analyze structure)
  3. STEAL comparisons of Othello in 1.1 v. 1.3
  4. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: EPCOT 2nd meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Work Session:

  1. Present dramtaurgy.
  2. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3, comparing AP Lang with AP Lit strategies.

Closer: Summarize Act I with “Somebody wanted but . . . so . . . ”

Homework: Enjoy your break! Read EPCOT novels and keep up with ZINC!

September 7

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Planning Your Week

 

M 9/10: No Red Ink verb voice quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring a hard copy of your paper to class tomorrow.

Th 9/13: Bring a hard copy of your paper to class today.

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 10

Opener: Review chart for “Race Politics” and the excerpt from Always Running.

Work Session:

  1. Review CEI format and paragraph structure.
  2. Compose a CEI response (argument: which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life; OR informative: compare the way each genre conveys the claim).
  3. IAN: Review the memoir you composed from the beginning of the class and turn it into a poem (enter the “great conversation”).

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice quiz by 11:59 p.m. tonight; polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit
  2. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in EA1 p.329-30 and EA2 p.355-6.
  3. Read “George Gray” and analyze the character.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: View “Introduction to Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Read “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze figurative elements.
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones” and compare with “George Gray.” (graphic organizer, claim statement).

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Fill in types of evidence chart and complete highlighting instructions.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.

Work Session:

  1. Complete a word pool with your group.
  2. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

September 7

AP Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Week 7

Planning Your Week

Obtain a copy of your EPCOT novel and begin reading. 

W 9/12: In class essay for The Awakening. 

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, September 10 

Opener: Daily Lines; QHT for poetry terms.

Work Session: 

  1. Review multiple choice strategies and 1/2 length test.
  2. Analyze Millay’s poem with parts of speech strategy.
  3. Apply strategies to MCM Poetry passage.

Closer: Read the poetry chapter in Pearson.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Read “Tamer and Hawk”; discuss thematic implications
  2. Review compelling introductions.
  3. Compose an introduction for a potential essay on “Tamer and Hawk” and outline body paragraphs.
  4. Intro POL

Closer: Prepare MWDS for The Awakening.

Homework: Read “Desiree’s Baby” and answer the discussion questions on the SG; read EPCOT novels; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: Review peer evaluation sheets for FRQs.

Work Session:

  1. Open FRQ with The Awakening.
  2. Peer review an FRQ.
  3. Discuss “Desiree’s Baby” and evaluate how authors enter into the grand conversation on themes we have seen so far in the semester.
  4. Develop a theme statement for “Desiree’s Baby.”

Closer: Complete Othello anticipation guide.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels. ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. The power of subtext; perform modern dramas.
  2. Watch PBS Othello video.
  3. Review Othello anticipation guide responses.

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: EPCOT 1st meeting–complete meeting log.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze 1.1 Slightly Cut Script
  2. Audition, cast, and rehearse actors for 1.1, opening scene
  3. Compare/contrast our performance with professional performances

Closer: Summarize 1.1 with “Somebody wanted but . . . so . . . ”

Homework: Read EPCOT novels; work on ZINC!

August 31

Honors 9th Literature Week 6 September 3-7

Planning Your Week

 

T 9/4: Bring 2 printed articles with CRAAP Test and completed Idea and Argument Evaluator for both articles (finish the work you started in the lab Thursday and Friday).

Th 9/6: No Red Ink verb voice practice due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday

 

Tuesday, September 4

Opener: Review types of evidence in Obama’s speech; consider the counterargument.

Work Session:

  1. IAN: Complete a types of evidence chart to organize the evidence you have collected for your chart. Anticipate the counterargument(s) and how you will refute them.
  2. Writing Workshop:Compose your argument paper.

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by Thursday night; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 4

Opener: Review requirements for argument.

Work Session:

  1. Writer’s Workshop: Continue drafting the argument paper.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by Thursday night; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 6

Opener: Review rubric requirements for the argument paper.

Work Session:

  1. Conduct peer review rotations.
  2. Revise and edit the argument paper.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by 11:59 p.m. tonight night; polish argument paper and submit to Turnitin.com by Wednesday evening; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 7

Opener: SB: Read the excerpt from Always Running and the poem “‘Race’ Politics”

Work Session:

  1. SB:Complete the text dependent questions, “Working from the Text,” and Identifying Parallel Structure” sections.
  2. Compose a CEI paragraph to argue which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper and submit to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday evening; continue ZINC!

August 31

AP Literature Week 6 September 3-7

Week 6

Planning Your Week

REVIEW THE UPDATE IN SCHOOLOGY! There are several resources for you to prepare for the discussion.

By TUESDAY: Select your research novel choices by completing the Google Form.

W 9/5: Submit scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com.

Th 9/6: “The Last Supper” discussion for The Awakening. 

S 9/8: Complete follow-up discussion post in Schoology.

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday

 

Tuesday, September 4

Opener: Counseling lesson for seniors.

Work Session:

  1. Review The Awakening; finish presenting character and setting posters.

Closer: Discuss the end of the book.

Homework: Read articles on The Awakening and prepare for discussion. ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 4

Opener: Review theme statements vs. theme topics. Write a theme statement for The Awakening.

Work Session:

  1. Create abstract paintings to represent thematic concepts from The Awakening.

Closer: Read your chosen article and prepare for tomorrow’s discussion.

Homework: Submit scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com; review articles on The Awakening and prepare for discussion. ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 5

Opener: Organize Socratic Seminar materials/deliverables (scholar’s journal); respond to your assigned question on The Awakening.

Work Session:

  1. Participate in Socratic Seminar; have collegial discussion with your peers about literary elements, themes, and literary lenses as they relate to the novel.

Closer: Write a seminar reflection, adding to your initial response. View I Love Lucy equal rights and I Love Lucy job switching.

Homework: Post follow-up to discussion in SchoologyZINC!

 

Friday, September 6

Opener: EPCOT 1st meeting–plan a reading schedule.

Work Session:

  1. View The Gilded Cage; analyze with the Feldman method of art criticism; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”and analyze lyrics. Discuss the role of the artist in light of all three of these pieces (the novel, the painting, and the song) coming from the same time period.
  2. Label art for themes from The Awakening: add titles to peers’ art, then compose a poem based on the titles you receive.

Closer: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”

Homework: Work on ZINC!

August 24

Honors 9th Literature Week 5 Aug. 27-31

Planning Your Week

 

S 8/26: Complete interview narrative with transcript due to Turnitin.com.

M 8/27: No Red Ink parallelism practice due at 11:59 p.m.

W 8/29: Early Release! No Red Ink parallelism quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) You must log in through Clever.

F 8/31: Quiz on “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” from pre-course vocabulary sheet.

 

Monday, August 27

Opener: Unpack Embedded Assessment 2 (argument) p.64. Review review elements of argument (p.91-2). Complete a stoplight self-check. 

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 1.14: read the article and answer the text-dependent questions.
  2. SB: Complete “Working from the Text” and “Check Your Understanding”; share with the class.
  3. SB: Review “Marigolds” EOC feedback; respond to the EOC prompt p.68

Closer: IAN: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism practice. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Tuesday, August 28

Opener: Compare and contrast informational and argumentative writing. How do you analyze persuasive elements?

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 1.15: Imagine the President of the United States is speaking to students at a public school with a live broadcast to schools all over the country. Predict some ways in which the president might use logos, ethos, and pathos to convince students that they should work hard in school.
  2. SB: Listen to and read Obama’s speech, analyzing rhetorical appeals, focusing on the concession and refutation in paragraphs 17 & 18 and the rhetorical questions, anaphora, and parallelism at the end of the speech.
  3. SB: Complete the text dependent questions and “Working from the Text” (with white boards in groups). Share with the class.

Closer: Read independent reading book.Look for examples of parallel structure, rhetorical appeals, and anaphora.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism quiz by Wed. night. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Wednesday, August 29 Early Release

Opener: IAN: Revisit “Education Still Pays” and analyze the appeals (ethos, pathos, logos); discuss the difference between argument and persuasion.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Revisit Obama’s speech and complete SOAPSTone graphic organizers in small groups; share with the class.
  2. SB: Complete SMELL graphic organizers in pairs; discuss as a class.
  3. SB: Review parallel structure (practice p. 78) and discuss “Check Your Understanding.”
  4. SB: Compose a response to “Writing to Sources: Argument”

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism quiz. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Thursday, August 30

Opener: Review research pathways and databases; introduce CRAAP test for source analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Complete SRI assessment.
  2. Research articles on your chosen topic.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Read IR and complete ZINC (due 11:59 p.m.). Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Friday, August 31

Opener: Review SMELL and SOAPSTone graphic organizers.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q1 Touchstone.
  2. Vocab. Quiz for pre-course reading.
  3. Continue research; complete CRAAP tests and a SMELL or SOAPSTone analysis for each of your sources.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your holiday weekend!

August 24

AP Literature Week 5 August 27-31

Week 5

Planning Your Week

 

M 8/27: Read through ch. 18 of The Awakening before class.

T 8/28: Read through ch.23 of The Awakening before class.

Th 8/30: Read through ch. 33 of The Awakening before class.  ZINC! due at 11:59 p.m. Complete Google form for research choices.

F 8/31: Finish reading The Awakening before class.

ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, August 27

Opener: Daily Lines (analyze the passage for thematic connections and literary elements). Review exam structure and FRQ feedback.

Work Session:

  1. Review style analysis and comparison between Poe & Chopin.
  2. Compose a CEI paragraph.

Closer: Review through ch. 16 and read ch. 19-23 of The Awakening. 

Homework: Finish through ch. 23. ZINC!

 

Tuesday, August 28

Opener: Daily Lines; review elements of setting.

Work Session:

  1. Create symbolic settings maps and body biographies for the women in the novel.

Closer: Review ch. 24-29. 

Homework: Read through ch. 29. ZINC!

 

Wednesday, August 29 Early Release

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Complete scholar’s journal peer review.

Closer: Read ch. 30-33 and revise scholar’s journal

Homework: Read through ch. 33. ZINC!

 

Thursday, August 30

Opener: Daily Lines (justice, tyranny, love, desire, sacrifice, failure to adapt, humor). Watch Modern Family Season 1 Episode 14 “Moon Landing”; make a t chart detailing what each woman has gained and what each woman has lost.

Work Session:

  1. Read Coventry Patmore’s “The Wife’s Tragedy” and complete a dialectical 4-column response (text, me, peer, new).
  2. Analyze types of men in The Awakening. 

Closer: Introduce EPCOT research novel choices.

Homework: Research novel choices and fill out the Google form to make your selections. Finish The Awakening. ZINC!

 

Friday, August 31

Opener: Daily Lines; View The Gilded Cage; analyze with the Feldman method of art criticism; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”and analyze lyrics. Discuss the role of the artist in light of all three of these pieces (the novel, the painting, and the song) coming from the same time period.

Work Session:

  1. Create art for themes from The Awakening; add titles to peers’ art, then compose a poem based on the titles you receive.

Closer: Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy.”

Homework: Read/annotate assigned articles for The Awakening; finish your scholar’s journal and prepare for Socratic discussion. Work on ZINC!