November 9

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 November 12-16

Planning Your Week

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

M 11/12: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class.

F 11/16: Finish The Night Circus. Final analysis question in class.

 

 

Monday, November 12

Opener: The Night Circus Quiz Part II-III

Work Session:

  1. Introduce The Night Circus projects and group assignments.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Tuesday, November 13

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; revisit requirements for The Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Review and discuss the novel with group analysis prompts.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Wednesday, November 14

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus (EOC informational/expository).
  2. Compose a response to the narrative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Thursday, November 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read articles on symbols in The Night Circus (trees & clocks).
  2. Compose a response to the EOC prompt. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Friday, November 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; turn in essay on Part IV & V.

Work Session:

  1. Complete EOC argumentative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus and work on project requirements. Enjoy your break!

November 9

AP Literature Week 15 November 12-16

Week 15

Planning Your Week

F 11/16: Literary conversation research paper due in class and to Turnitin.com

 

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, November 12

Opener: Review Literary Conversation research paper requirements; mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?

Work Session:

  1. Research and compose annotated bibliography.

Closer: Review individual FRQs and revise.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Tuesday, November 13

Opener: Finish Act I of Death of a Salesman.

Work Session:

  1. Map expository elements of Death of a Salesman: characters (STEAL); plot and conflict; settings; symbols & motifs.
  2. Complete RAFT for Act I.

Closer: Begin Act II.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Wednesday, November 14

Opener: Write a Somebody Wanted But So statement for Act I; compose a theme statement with a direct tie to your SWBS; what themes emerge?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II; discuss SG questions.
  2. Packing your “valise” activity; what are the most important elements of the play to put in your suitcase? What quotes best connect important themes? (Pick a character from the play and “pack” his/her suitcase; what would be in Linda’s suitcase? Happy’s? Biff’s? Bernard’s? Charley’s?).

Closer: Brief EPCOT meeting for tomorrow’s work day; examine sample papers.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Thursday, November 15

Opener: Review editing sheets for individual FRQs, group essays, and reflections.

Work Session:

  1. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper; complete annotated bibliography and compose papers.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: Complete Literary Conversation paper and work on EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, November 16

Opener: EPCOT meeting–turn in Literary Conversation paper and finalize plans for presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Finish reading DOAS Act II.

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: Enjoy your break! Work on EPCOT presentations.

November 2

Honors 9th Literature November 5 – 9

Planning Your Week

Th 11/8: The Tempest scholar’s journal due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

F 11/9: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class. ZINC due tonight at 11:59 p.m.

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, November 5

Opener: Reminders about due dates this week.

Work Session:

  1. Counseling lesson with Mrs. Moody (freshman counselor).

Closer: Read The Night Circus and work on The Tempest scholar’s journal.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 6 Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

 

Wednesday, November 7

Opener: Reminders for due dates; EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Work on The Tempest scholar’s journal entries.
  2. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus. 
  3. Read The Night Circus and begin preparing responses for literary analysis questions for Part III.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 8

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q3 Touchstone.
  2. Finish scholar’s journal for The Tempest. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Friday, November 9

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II & Part III quiz.
  2. Develop responses to the Part III literary analysis questions.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m. Submit Part III literary analysis questions to Turnitin.com Sunday by 11:59 p.m.

November 2

AP Literature Week 14 November 5 -9

Week 14

Planning Your Week

F 11/9: ZINC due by 11:59 p.m.

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, November 5

Opener: Review Death of a Salesman questions/images.

Work Session:

  1. Continue reading Death of a Salesman Act One; complete guided reading questions and study guide.

Closer: View the film adaptation, comparing and contrasting with the play.

Homework: Complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC due Friday!

 

Tuesday, November 6 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

 

 

Wednesday, November 7

Opener: Review EPCOT research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the novel prompt.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT novels.

Closer: Work on green-eyed monsters.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, November 8

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 9

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Fun Friday activity to explore convergent thinking parallels
  2. EPCOT Meetings
  3. Read notes on the comedic ladder and theater of the absurd
  4. Begin Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 26

Honors 9th Lit. Week 13 October 29 – November 1

Planning Your Week

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

F 11/2: Finish The Night Circus Part II and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 29

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the evolution of Miranda & Ferdinand’s relationship in  3.1.
  2. Analyze comedy in 3.2.
  3. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.
  4. Compare/contrast film adaptation with Shakespeare’s text.
  5. Complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: List potential angles for researching an article for your chosen motif.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition, rising action, and climax of The Tempest.
  2. Analyze Act IV-V, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.
  3. Complete scholar’s journals for The Tempest.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review CDL resources for research.
  2. Complete scholar’s journal.
  3. Research an article related to your motif to enhance the discussion.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Friday, November 2

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part II

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part III; complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday, Nov. 9.

October 26

AP Literature Week 13 October 29 – November 2

Week 13

Planning Your Week

M 10/29: Animal imagery chart and word trace chart due

T 10/30: Infographic due

Th 11/1: Green-eyed monster illustration (extra credit) due

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, October 29

Opener: Daily Lines; Review rhetorical strategies and scene summaries through Act IV

Work Session:

  1. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.
  2. Compose a response to the rhetorical analysis prompt for Othello.

Closer: Read Act V.

Homework: Finish infographic; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Review Act V; compose a response to the film analysis question.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan EPCOT research and presentations.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: Review EPCOT research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the novel prompt.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT novels.

Closer: Work on green-eyed monsters.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Fun Friday activity to explore convergent thinking parallels
  2. EPCOT Meetings
  3. Read notes on the comedic ladder and theater of the absurd
  4. Begin Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 19

Honors 9th Lit. Week 12 October 22 – 26

Planning Your Week

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

M 10/22: Bring The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

F 10/26: Quiz on The Night Circus Part I (use the study guide)

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 22

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition of The Tempest; compose scholar’s journal entry for Act I.
  2. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Tuesday, October 23

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read The Night Circus Part I.

Closer: Complete the study guide for Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Wednesday, October 24

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review opening chapters of The Night Circus.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Thursday, October 25

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze The Tempest Act III (characters and themes/“Somebody Wanted But So”).
  2. Complete CEI paragraph for the evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.

Closer: Review The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part I (through p. 116) by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part I quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part I

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II. Complete USA Test Prep practice by Sunday evening.

October 19

AP Literature Week 12 October 22 – 26

Week 12

Planning Your Week

If you have not already, finish your EPCOT novel. Continue working on project requirements.

 

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, October 22

Opener: Daily Lines; Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denouement/falling action, resolution) and character objectives.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze 3.1, 3.2; begin 3.3 and perform the “Temptation Scene” Lesson 16.
  2. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).

Closer: View film adaptation, comparing & contrasting.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 23

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. FRQ

Closer: Complete self-assessment rubric.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, October 24

Opener: Analyze the politics of casting and gender issues.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall.
  2. Read/analyze Act IV, Scene 2; perform the Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3).
  3. Compose a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3.

Closer: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III & IV.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, October 25

Opener: Review animal imagery and word trace; introduce infographic concept.

Work Session:

  1. Finish reading Act IV; compare/contrast with film adaptation.
  2. Compose a response to the film adaptation prompt.

Closer: Begin reading Act V.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Assign green-eyed monsters; analyze Iago’s & Emilia’s comments about jealousy and create an artistic rendition of the abstract concept.
  2. Assign final casting call for Act V.
  3. Review Othello Acts IV-V; discuss final conclusions.
  4. Review word search and Iago’s bestiary for Othello test; create infographic to illustrate your findings.

Closer: View/analyze film adaptation of Act V.

Homework: Finish infographic for word search and Iago’s bestiary; review rhetoric from Othello; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 12

Honors 9th Literature Week 11 Oct. 15-19

Planning Your Week

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

S 10/21: No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

IMAGES FOR THE TEMPEST POEM Google Doc

Reflections and Dear Reader Tips

Poetry Anthology and I Remember You Rubric

 

Monday, October 15

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Tuesday, October 16

Opener: Review poetry anthology requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q2 Touchstone.
  2. Finish poetry anthology.

Closer: Read independent reading book; complete No Red Ink and work on ZINC.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; Poetry anthology due Wednesday; No Red Ink quiz due Wed. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Wednesday, October 17

Opener: Turn in poetry anthology.

Work Session:

  1. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection: annotate the scene, write the actions your groups need to complete, prepare props and timing.
  2. Perform the scene.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book;  No Red Ink quiz due tonight. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Thursday, October 18

Opener: Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero.”

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading book; work on ZINC. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus.

 

Friday, October 19

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; IAN ponder and respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1.
  2. Review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus (read chapter 1).

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus part I.

October 12

AP Literature Week 11 Oct. 15-19

Week 11

Planning Your Week

If you have not already, finish your EPCOT novel. Continue working on project requirements.

W 10/17: Perform 2.3.

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, October 15

Opener: Daily Lines; review character objectives.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze and annotate 2.3 scripts; plan performances.

Closer: Finish EPCOT novels.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act I and the beginning of Act II; EPCOT meeting tomorrow; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 16

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with EPCOT groups: compose 2 more theme statements and attach quotes and explanations; analyze another style passage; list vocabulary words and begin defining them.

Closer: Finish analysis/annotation of 2.3.

Homework: Complete EPCOT requirements; bring props, costumes, etc. for EPCOT performance tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, October 17

Opener: Quick rehearsal for 2.3.

Work Session:

  1. Perform 2.3.
  2. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.

Closer: Begin analyzing 3.1.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act II and the beginning of Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 18

Opener: Daily Lines; Review plot structure (exposition, rising action, climax, denouement/falling action, resolution).

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze 3.1, 3.2; begin 3.3 and perform the “Temptation Scene” Lesson 16.
  2. Read & analyze 3.4 (Lesson 18: “Ocular Proof”).

Closer: View film adaptation, comparing & contrasting.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Friday, October 19

Opener: EPCOT meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the politics of casting of Othello (Lesson 18: “The Moor Is Far More Fair than Black”) and the gender issues (Lesson 19 “There’s Magic in the Web”).
  2. Read Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall Lesson 20 “Is This the Noble Moor?”
  3. On Your Feet reading of Act IV, Scene 2; performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3) Lesson 21 “O These Men, These Men!”; write a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3. 
  4. Select two volunteers to read Act IV, Scene 3.

Closer: View/analyze film adaptation of Act IV.

Homework: Fill in animal imagery chart and word trace for Act III; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!