December 8

Honors 9th Literature December 11-15

Honors 9th Lit. Week 18

Planning Your Week

W 12/13 – submit all written portions to Turnitin.com before class Thursday.

Th 12/14 – The Night Circus presentations due in class; all written portions should be submitted to Turnitin.com before class.

 

Monday, 12/11– Snow day! No school!

 

Tuesday, 12/12

Opener: Review rubrics for The Night Circus projects and EA 2 assignment and rubric p. 185-6 (Tim Burton style analysis essay).

  1. Begin Activity 2.13 “Setting the Mood and Understanding Tone: Wonka Two Ways”; read the excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the excerpt and complete the table identifying mood and the stylistic elements that contribute to it.
  2. Complete the text dependent questions, the tone chart on p.158 and “The Language of Style Analysis” p.159.
  3. Watch the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; jigsaw the cinematic techniques to take film notes on Burton’s style.
  4. Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

Closer: Groups compose responses to one of the questions on p. 160.

 

Wednesday, 12/13

Opener: Groups jigsaw cinematic techniques then view scenes 10-12 in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Work Session: 

  1. Quickwrite response: What effect does Burton want to create in the scene at home and in the scene in front of the factory? What choices does Burton make to create these effects?
  2. Analyze style as you view scenes 14-16 p.163, filling in the graphic organizer p.164 with observations.
  3. Compose leveled questions and answer within your group.
  4. Complete the interpretation section of the chart p.164

Closer: Compose a response to the “Writing to Sources: Explanatory Text” prompt p.165.

HOMEWORK: Submit all written portions of The Night Circus projects to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, 12/14

Opener: Review peer evaluation sheets and The Night Circus project rubrics.

Work Session: 

  1. Present the 21st century Night Circus.

Closer: Complete peer evaluation sheets.

 

Friday, 12/15

Opener: Outline notes for style analysis essay; include techniques from “Vincent” and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Work Session: 

  1. View Edward Scissorhands, completing film analysis notes and discussing opening credits and the frame story.

Closer: Complete outline for essay, noting any additional information needed to complete the essay.

 

Monday, 12/18

Opener: Finish watching Edward Scissorhands.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete style analysis essay.

Closer: Review requirements for final exam.

 

Tuesday, 12/19 and Wednesday, 12/20–Final Exams

December 8

AP Literature Week 18 December 11-15

Week 18

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Planning Your Week

Wednesday, 12/13: Film Director Project Final Video Due to Schoology at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, 12/18: Death of a Salesman Test

Wednesday, 12/20: Final Exam

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

Monday, 12/11–Snow Day! No School.

 

 

Tuesday, 12/12

Opener: Review test structure for DOAS and film director project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Finish Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View The Founder.

 

Wednesday, 12/13

Opener: Connect The Founder to Willy in DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act I.

 

Thursday, 12/14

Opener: View film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act II.

 

Friday, 12/15

Opener: View film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act II.

 

Monday, 12/18

Opener: Review final exam requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete DOAS test.

Closer: Last questions for final exam preparation.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, 12/19–12/20: Final Exams

December 1

AP Literature Week 17 November 4-9

Week 17

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Planning Your Week

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

Monday, 12/4

Opener: Final rehearsals for absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Perform absurd plays.
  2. View The Founder.

Closer: Begin pre-reading discussion questions for Death of a Salesman.

 

Tuesday, 12/5

Opener: MCM on Tuesday (poetry prompt).

Work Session: 

  1. Introduce Death of a Salesman with pre-reading discussion questions and Pleasantville clip.
  2. Read/analyze opening scene of DOAS, completing questions and image trace OR group therapy.

Closer: Discuss test structure for DOAS.

 

Wednesday, 12/6

Opener: Review FRQ requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the FRQ prompt (poetry).

Closer: View opening scene of Death of a Salesman.

 

Thursday, 12/7

Opener: Review test structure for DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View The Founder.

 

Friday, 12/8

Opener: Connect The Founder to Willy in DOAS.

Work Session:

  1. Read Act I of DOAS, answering questions and completing image trace.

Closer: View DOAS Act I.

December 1

Honors 9th Literature 12/4 – 12/8

Honors 9th Lit. Week 17

Planning Your Week

W 12/13 – submit all written portions to Turnitin.com before class Thursday.

Th 12/14 – The Night Circus presentations due in class; all written portions should be submitted to Turnitin.com before class.

 

Monday, 12/4–2nd period will finish the EOC in class; 3rd period will complete the plan below.

Opener: Review the EA2 and  Activity 2.3 “Analyzing Writer’s Style” p. 101; connect to film analysis/review of Tim Burton’s style (review p.93d-3).

Work Session:

  1. Review Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” from Activity 2.8; complete “Style Analysis” p.147 in Activity 2.10.
  2. Complete Activity 2.11 (manipulative with rolled up construction paper to simulate camera angles); analyze commercials (1 per group; 10 commercials); compose paragraph to explain effects created in the assigned ad.

Closer: Revise the paragraph to incorporate at least two cinematic techniques and use a semicolon and conjunctive adverb.

Homework: none

 

Tuesday, 12/5

Opener: Review The Night Circus project rubric.

Work Session: 

  1. Research in the learning commons.
  2. Compose rationales.

Closer: Reconnect with your group and plan for tomorrow’s research.

 

Wednesday, 12/6

Opener: Review The Night Circus project rubric and group goals for the day.

Work Session: 

  1. Finalize research and finish written portions of the project.

Closer: Reconnect with your group and create a plan for finishing the projects.

 

Thursday, 12/7

Opener: Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete Activity 2.12 “Film in Context: An Authorial Study”; read the biographical essay “Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, grotesquely Humorous” and answer the text-dependent questions and the main idea statement under “Working from the Text.”
  2. Begin Activity 2.13 “Setting the Mood and Understanding Tone: Wonka Two Ways”; read the excerpt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read the excerpt and complete the table identifying mood and the stylistic elements that contribute to it.

Closer: Distinguish between tone and mood.

 

Friday, 12/8

Opener: Continue Activity 2.13; read passage 2 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and complete the text-dependent questions.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete the tone chart on p.158 and “The Language of Style Analysis” p.159.
  2. Watch the beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; jigsaw the cinematic techniques to take film notes on Burton’s style.
  3. Groups share findings from the “close viewing” then discuss Burton’s style.

Closer: Groups compose responses to one of the questions on p.160 (teacher assigned; differentiated).

 

November 25

AP Literature Week 16 November 27 – December 1

Week 16

PLEASE BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK TO CLASS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

Planning Your Week

Research your director’s biography as it relates to their film career and their entire body of work. Watch several films!!

Film Analysis Rubric

Film Director Analysis Project

 

F 12/1–Perform absurd plays.

W 12/13–Begin presentations for director projects.

 

Monday, 11/27

Opener: Review film director/style analysis project.

Work Session:

  1. Review Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters in Hamlet and summarize Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
  2. View humorous scenes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Funny Scenes
  3. Introduce existentialism and theater of the absurd: Existentialism in History and Literature
  4. Perform The Sandbox.

Closer: Introduce absurd plays.

 

Tuesday, 11/28

Opener: Review The Sandbox and absurd play requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose absurd plays.
  2. Research film directors.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Wednesday, 11/29

Opener: Review FRQ requirements.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the FRQ prompt.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Thursday, 11/30

Opener: MCM on a Thursday.

Work Session:

  1. Compose absurd plays.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

 

Friday, 12/1

Opener: Perform absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce Death of a Salesman with pre-reading discussion questions and Pleasantville clip.
  2. Read/analyze opening scene of DOAS, completing questions and image trace.

Closer: Discuss DOAS test structure.

November 25

Honors 9th Lit November 27 – December 1

Honors 9th Lit. Week 16

Planning Your Week

W 11/29 – F 12/1: Georgia Milestones 9th Literature/Composition End of Course Assessment

W 12/13 – The Night Circus presentations due.

Continue practicing grammar/EOC concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website

 

Monday, 11/27

Opener: Review TNC project requirements and due dates. View Tim Burton’s Movie Montage (1982-2005); list stylistic techniques characteristic of Burton. Watch “What If Tim Burton Directed Frozen?”  and discuss stylistic changes.

Work Session:

  1. Review goals p.94-5 and EA 2 p.185-6.
  2. Read/analyze “Comparing Points of View” p.99 (2.2); groups work through #1-5 then discuss “Check Your Understanding” with the class.
  3. Connect style and point-of-view analysis to EOC prompts.

Closer: Compose a response to narrative prompt (either “Summer” mood/setting conversion or Nighthawks character and point of view development).

Homework: Rest and prepare for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, 11/28

Opener: Activity 2.3 “Analyzing Writer’s Style” p. 101; complete the language check p.115 and work through USA Test Prep multiple choice for within sentence punctuation.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete Activity 2.7 “Introducing a Story of Revenge” and focus on context clues for finding meaning of unknown words.
  2. Read aloud for Activity 2.8 “Irony in the Vaults,” identifying examples of irony.

Closer: Compose a response to the explanatory prompt p. 139.

Homework: Rest and prepare for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, 11/29 – Friday, 12/1

Georgia Milestones 9th Literature/Composition End of Course Assessment

November 20

Honors 9th Literature Happy Thanksgiving!

Please enjoy your break, resting and relaxing with family. When you return to school, we will take the End of Course assessment, which counts for twenty percent of your grade in the course. We start the EOC on Wednesday, November 29.

I have added a variety of practice assessments in SpringBoard and USA Test Prep based on how well you have performed in class on our “EOC ready” practice assessments. You know if you are ready in each area of writing (argumentative, expository, and narrative), and you can check your “Progress Report” in USA Test Prep to see your areas of strength and weakness in reading.

You can self-select more practice in any area you choose on USA Test Prep.

All of the additional assessments I have assigned are for practice only; they will not be recorded in Synergy. I just wanted you to have personalized tools to enhance your performance on the EOC should you wish to practice.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Sanford

November 10

Honors 9th Literature November 13-17

Honors 9th Lit. Week 15

Planning Your Week

 

S 11/12 – Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com

M 11/13 – The Tempest Socratic discussion; scholar’s journal and article due in class (scholar’s journal should be submitted to Turnitin.com before class).

M 11/27

Link to The Tempest full text from MIT.

Watch these videos to solidify your understanding of the play:

PBS Learning Media Parent-Child Relationships in Shakespeare’s Works Scroll down to watch three videos: “Prospero and Miranda,” “Parenting and Gender Roles in The Tempest,” and “Miranda’s Disobedience”

PBS Learning Media Shakespeare and the Evolution of Character Scroll down to watch two videos: “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” and “I’ll Drown My Book.”

 

Continue practicing grammar/EOC concepts and vocabulary through No Red Ink website, the SpringBoard website through Zinc, and USA Test Prep website

 

Monday, 11/13

Opener: Turn in printed article with citation, printed scholar’s journal, and typed questions for Socratic seminar.

Work Session:

  1. Participate effectively in collaborative discussion of character and theme development in The Tempest.

Closer: Compose a reflection for the discussion.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, 11/14

Opener: Introduce The Night Circus project and begin brainstorming ideas for a 21st century tent.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete EOC prompt (individual assignments based on past performance to check off narrative and analytic responses.

Closer: Review results from EOC argument prompt; create a plan to improve performance based on the rubric.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, 11/15

Opener: Work with Night Circus groups to continue planning for project.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the EOC informational prompt.

Closer: Peer review EOC responses with rubric.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Thursday, 11/16

Opener: Learning Commons visit: lesson on informational writing/EOC prompts.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with Night Circus groups to plan projects.
  2. Develop a plan and timeline for completing the project.

Closer: Review EOC skills with USA Test Prep.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.

 

Friday, 11/17

Opener: Create individual EOC plan for studying over the break and before the exam

Work Session:

  1. Practice EOC skills with USA Test Prep.

Closer: Collaborate with Night Circus groups.

Homework: Complete USA Test Prep practice for the EOC.