April 29

Honors 9th Literature

Portfolios are due TOMORROW (FRIDAY). 

There will be an extra credit opportunity for this category next week.

 

Honors 9th Lit May 2-6

Planning Your Week

 

M-W 5/2-4: Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment; Feel free to review through USA Test Prep—login and choose any game or activity under 9th Literature/Composition EOC

F 5/6: Final portfolio due; Read the rest of The Road. 

 W 5/11: Literary Analysis questions part 2 for The Road. 

Monday, May 2—Wednesday May 4

  1. Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment; Lab 516

 

Thursday, May 5 (Substitute/I will proctoring the AP Calculus Exam)

  1. Computer Lab 9129 to finalize portfolios.
  2. Read The Road; work on literary analysis questions for section 2.

 

Friday, May 6 

  1. Turn in final portfolios; share your work with a peer.
  2. Continue watching Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief.
April 29

AP Literature May 2-6

Week 16

Monday, May 2

1. Warm-up: MCM Monday Prose/Poetry (2 passages for exam review)

2. Read/analyze HOD Book 3.

*Homework:  HOD Book 3 quiz tomorrow; quotes & questions due.

Tuesday, May 3

1. Warm-up: FRQ Speed Dating (open questions for exam review; last tips for tackling prose & poetry)

2. HOD Book 3 quiz

3. Read/analyze Achebe’s article; prepare for discussion.

*Homework:  AP Exam TOMORROW at Due West UMC South Sanctuary; plan to arrive no later than 7:45 for check-in.

 

Wednesday, May 4

1. Research directors and plan presentations.

*Homework: 

 

Thursday, May 5

1. Continue researching directors and planning presentations.

*Homework: 

 

Friday, May 6

1. Analyze HOD through Hearts of Darkness documentary.

*Homework: 

 

April 22

Honors 9th Literature April 25-29

Honors 9th Lit April 25-29

Planning Your Week

Review Schedule Spring 2016

T 4/26: Paragraph on hospitality in The Odyssey

W 4/27: Read through p. 175 in The Road (p. 56 in the pdf); literary analysis questions due

Th 4/28: Portfolio Check #3 PORTFOLIO RUBRIC GSE rev fall 15 (2)Portfolio

M-W 5/2-4: Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment

F 5/6: Final portfolio due; Read the rest of The Road. 

 

Monday, April 25

  1. Read “Calypso” and “Polyphemus”; compare and contrast setting.
  2. View The Odyssey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxMplOAEn4U; compare and contrast the film adaptation with the text. How do the director’s choices influence the audience’s perception of Odysseus, Calypso, and Polyphemus? How does the director emphasize the traits of an epic hero?
  3. Read and annotate the article on Greek hospitality: The Value of Hospitality in Ancient Greek Society; write an informative paragraph explaining what Odysseus’s encounter with Maron reveals about ancient Greek attitudes regarding hospitality and how Polyphemus violates “laws” of behavior in his encounter with Odysseus.

Tuesday, April 26

  1. Read “The Land of the Dead” p.1064-9 and “Scylla & Charybdis” p. 1073-6
  2. Paint one of the scenes.

Wednesday, April 27

  1. Finalize literary analysis questions for The Road through p. 175.
  2. Lab 113: Complete practice EOC; compose “Dear Reader” letter; polish pieces and reflections for check #3.

Thursday, April 28

  1. Portfolio Check
  2. Read “The Sirens” p. 1071; compare and contrast with Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song” p.1130-1. Analyze allusions to the Sirens in The Road: Allusions to Odyssey Inferno Metamorphoses.

Friday, April 29

  1. Read “The Cattle of the Sun God” p. 1076-82.
  2. Discussion: So far, who seems to be the “better” hero? The Man, or Odysseus? Why?
  3. View The Odyssey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxMplOAEn4U; compare and contrast the film adaptation with the text. How do the director’s choices influence the audience’s perception of Odysseus, Calypso, and Polyphemus? How does the director emphasize the traits of an epic hero?
April 22

AP Literature April 25-29

WEEK 15

Monday, April 25

1. HOD Book I quiz

2. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act II; complete guided reading questions and notes for image trace.

*Homework:  DOAS Test Thursday (read “Tragedy & the Common Man”; HOD Book 2 questions & quotes for quiz Friday

 

Tuesday, April 26

1. Review DOAS end of Act I goals; complete RAFT for Death of a Salesman: imagine yourself as a psychologist treating one of the family members, and in the format of your physician’s note, analyze your character’s emotional issues, citing evidence, and create a treatment plan.

2. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act II; complete guided reading questions and notes for image trace.

*Homework:  DOAS Test Thursday (read “Tragedy & the Common Man”); HOD Book 2 questions & quotes for quiz Friday

 

Wednesday, April 27

1. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act II.

2. View Death of a Salesman Act II; compare/contrast film adaptation and original script.

*Homework:  DOAS Test Thursday (read “Tragedy & the Common Man”); HOD Book 2 questions & quotes for quiz Friday

 

Thursday, April 28

1. Assess Death of a Salesman.

*Homework:  HOD Book 2 questions & quotes for quiz Friday.

 

Friday, April 29

1.  HOD quiz Book 2

2. Read/analyze HOD Book 3

3. Assign Director Projects

*Homework:  HOD Book 3 quiz Tuesday.

April 15

Honors 9th Literature April 18-22

Honors 9th Lit April 18-22

EOC REVIEW SESSIONS Review Schedule Spring 2016

Planning Your Week

Sun., 4/17: USA Test Prep due (DOMAIN LANGUAGE TEST only—this will appear as a new assignment; you may finish the other assignment, “Grammar Gods & Goddesses” by 4/22 for extra credit)

W 4/20: Mythical mini-me due

Th 4/21: EOC Crossover Prep essay due Article Citations; read to p. 90 in The Road. Link to Full Text Download Full Text (Read through p. 27 in the pdf).

 F 4/22: Complete two practice games and two assignments in USA Test Prep on your weakest language elements (teacher identified).

W 4/27: Read through p. 175 in The Road

Th 4/28: Portfolio Check #3

M-W 5/2-4: Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment

F 5/6: Final portfolio due; Read the rest of The Road. 

 

Monday, April 18

  1. Play “Rebuttal Tennis”
  2. Revise counterclaims and refutations with article groups; add lead-ins and plan your essay.
  3. Introduce The Road; view Oprah’s interviews with Cormac McCarthy. Video Link As you watch each interview, takes notes on important elements and insights. What can we learn about writing from McCarthy?
  4. Read the assigned passage and sketch the scene; use text evidence to create a caption for the drawing; combine scenes to develop a storyboard of the opening of the novel.
  5. Distribute Discussion Guide The Road
  6. Read The Road; discuss setting and mood; share class observations.

 

Tuesday, April 19

  1. View the video: A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201 Video Link
  2. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook; read the epic hero notes.
  3. Read the invocation to The Odyssey p. 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.
  4. Revisit your mini-me; create a new “you” as an epic hero.

 

Wednesday, April 20

  1. Share mini-me epic heroes.
  2. Read “Calypso” and “Polyphemus”; compare and contrast setting.
  3. View The Odyssey Part I; compare and contrast the film adaptation with the text. How do the director’s choices influence the audience’s perception of Odysseus, Calypso, and Polyphemus? How does the director emphasize the traits of an epic hero?

 

Thursday, April 21

  1. Consider what you have read from The Road, make a prediction about the heroism that may occur in the novel.
  2. EOC Prep: Using the 2-trait rubric from the EOC, assess your own argument paper.
    • Study the rubric
    • Read and annotate your writing. Mark what is good, and what could improve.
    • What are you missing?
    • Give yourself a score.
    • Using the language of the rubric (follow example) write a brief explanation for your grade.
    • Consider revising this piece for your portfolio.
  3. Read The Road.

 

Friday, April 22

  1. View “Survival” episode of Brain Games; connect the ideas from the episode to reading passages from The Odyssey and The Road
  2. Discussion: So far, who seems to be the “better” hero? The Man, or Odysseus? Why?
  3. EOC Prep: Students will write a short response to the following prompt:  The protagonists from The Odyssey and from The Road can be considered “heroes” in their own way. Argue who is the better hero and why. Use quotes from the Odyssey “Invocation,” “Sailing from Troy,” “Calypso,” and “Polyphemus” and from The Road 1-175. Remember to include claims, reasons, and evidence.
April 15

AP Literature April 18-22

Week 14

Monday, April 18—Friday, April 22

  1. Present museum research projects.

*Homework: Read Heart of Darkness Book I; complete reading questions & quotes. Quiz Monday, 4/25.

 

Learning Goal(s): Create an engaging, interactive presentation to present your findings to the class.

April 8

Honors 9th Literature April 11-15

April 11-15, 2016

Planning Your Week

 

W 4/13-Finish questions and chart from “The Cask of Amontillado” Cask Reading Guide; finish narrative (change a section of the story to a positive, celebratory mood)

4/15-EOC Vocabulary Quiz (packet provided Monday)

S 4/17-USA Test Prep Grammar Review due Login

M 4/18-Read to page 90 in The Road

 

Monday, April 11

  1. Preview the last six weeks (The Road, The Odyssey, EOC preparation, final portfolio).
  2. Introduce EOC Vocabulary
  3. Review elements of narrative writing with The Night Circus prompt (sequencing events rather than describing/summarizing).
  4. Read/analyze “The Cask of Amontillado,” focusing on elements of the narrative (standards included with The Night Circus prompt).

Tuesday, April 12

  1. Complete narrative review from yesterday.
  2. View “Scary Mary” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic
  3. Rewrite the opening scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” to transform it to a positive celebration with friends.

Wednesday, April 13

  1. Anticipation Guide: Four corners for The Road; debate issues from the novel.
  2. Review elements of argumentative writing with articles and prompts from anticipation guide.
  • Review structure of an argument: thesis (primary claim), topic sentences (sub-claims), shades of the argument (circle of ten), counterargument.
  • Review finding evidence: other sources given to you, what you have seen, what you have read, what you have experienced.
  1. Read/analyze The Road.

 

Thursday, April 14

  1. Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
  2. Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
    1. Be aware of the time and stay focused. You must understand the main point as best as you can in one reading. Underline or highlight topic sentences.
    2. Answer the question in the prompt; how does the author develop his claim (use the ARCH method, identify what you need to know as well as textual evidence; write a thesis statement).
  3. Debate issues from The Odyssey anticipation guide.
  4. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook.
  5. Read the invocation to The Odyssey 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.

 

Friday, April 15

  1. EOC Vocabulary Assessment Quiz
  2. Read/annotate historical information about Greek hospitality; view video on Greek hospitality
  3. Compare the style of Homer and McCarthy. Discuss Greek heroes, connecting to Wednesday’s discussion.
April 8

AP Literature April 11-22

WEEK 13

 Monday, April 11

  1. Warm-up: MCM Monday Poetry
  2. Review museum roles (materials handler needs to clean up folder and Schoology; recorders need to assist materials handler in cleaning up folder and Schoology and begin work on annotated bibliography; directors need to be checking in, maintaining momentum & community, heading off any problems now, and helping where you’re needed; reading coaches should shift to quote finders—theoretically, you’re the expert on the text, so located thematic connections, style passages, and author quotes; display designers need to look at all the ideas and plan a big picture display with cohesive thematic elements; multimedia designers need to get started building a webpage, ppt, Prezi, etc. or acquiring apps and digital components); collaborate with groups to solidify this plan
  3. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act I, focusing on guided reading questions and image trace.

*Homework:

 Learning Goal(s): Understand characteristics of modern theatre, including absurdism and existentialism; analyze character and theme.

 

Tuesday, April 12

  1. Warm-up: Creative writing Tuesday
  2. Review theme statements and match with readings from this semester.
  3. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act I.

*Homework:

Learning Goal(s): Understand characteristics of modern theatre, including absurdism and existentialism; analyze character and theme.

 

Wednesday, April 13

  1. Warm-up: FRQ Prose
  2. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act I.

*Homework:

Learning goal(s): Apply writing feedback to new topics

 

Thursday, April 14

  1. Warm-up: Theme Thursday (pinwheel discussion of short stories)
  2. Read/analyze Death of a Salesman Act I.

*Homework:  Prepare for final group meeting.

 Learning goal(s): Draw conclusions about symbols and themes by analyzing textual evidence.

 

Friday, April 15

  1. Warm-up: Fun Friday
  2. Collaborate with research groups to clarify reading and plan presentations;  View sample presentations on the ipads and explore apps that could enhance your presentation.
  3. Introduce Heart of Darkness & reading schedule.

*Homework:  Museum presentations begin Monday.

Learning goal(s): Draw conclusions about symbols and themes by analyzing textual evidence.

 

Week 14

Monday, April 18—Friday, April 22

  1. Present museum research projects.

*Homework: Read Heart of Darkness Book I; complete reading questions & quotes.

 Learning Goal(s): Create an engaging, interactive presentation to present your findings to the class.