February 23

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 February 26 – March 2

Planning Your Week
W 2/28 – No Red Ink quiz due by 11:59 p.m.

Th 3/1 – Bring printed copies of 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

Please obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer, analyzing famous quotes about poetry.

Work Session: 

  1. View Billy Collins “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze SOAPSTone.
  2. Read “When I Am Asked” or “Constantly Risking Absurdity” (differentiated for reading levels).
  3. Analyze speaker and voice (diction, syntax, imagery); identify anaphora and theme. Apply SOAPSTone strategy

Closer: Introduce POL website and assignment.

HOMEWORK:  Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Opener: Watch videos from POL website to review the contest and quality performances.

Work Session:

  1. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in POL and “I Remember You”
  2. SB: Review “Fire and Ice” and “Race Politics” for poetic elements and SOAPSTone.
  3. SB: Read Pablo Neruda’s “Poetry” p.288, marking the text for imagery, unknown words/phrases, and ideas that might be helpful to a new writer of poetry (small groups). Answer the text dependent questions; write a poem using the template p.290.

Closer: Revise your poem, focusing on the person you plan to be the subject of “I Remember You”; add imagery and repetition.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Opener: Examine e.e. cummings “l(a)” and write a response.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Read the excerpt from “Poemcrazy” marking unknown words and advice or methods you might find helpful when writing a poem.
  2. Review stanza form and rhyme on p.293; discuss the relationship between imagery and feelings in “gas, food, longing” section.
  3. SB: Complete “Working from the Text”: create a “wordpool” in small groups: brainstorm 10 or more sets of homonyms and an alphabet list of synonyms for “to walk or move”

Closer: Write a reflection on what you’ve written so far: identify imagery, repetition, stanza form.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink quiz by Wed. night; find 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website; bring printed copies to class Thursday; work on ZINC 2nd set.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Opener: Watch Ted Talk: (ties into Poetry out Loud AND word pool activity) 3:30-11:00; Read “George Gray” by Edgar Lee Masters: define unknown words, paraphrase sections, re-read and discuss reactions to the text.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete TPFASTT analysis of diction and figurative language in “George Gray.”
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones,” complete TPFASTT analysis and compare/contrast with “George Gray”

Closer: Work on Poetry Out Loud assignment sheet & partner share with two printed poems.

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Opener: Finish poetry glossary.

Work Session:

  1. Complete CEI (EOC) writing assignment with poems.
  2. Complete TPFASTT analysis for POL poem.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!

HOMEWORK: Work on ZINC 2nd set.

February 23

AP Literature Week 8 Feb. 26 – March 2

Week 8–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THIS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

Th 3/1: Finish The Awakening for class; complete scholar’s journal and article for Socratic discussion.

F 3/2: Read the scheduled section of your research novel; prepare for in-class group meeting.

 

Monday, February 26

Opener: MCM poetry; fill in data sheet

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch.16-26; complete scholar’s journal entries.
  2. Review bird and house imagery (handouts).

Closer: Continue reading The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels.

 

Tuesday, February 27

Opener: Review types of men (Robert, Alcee, and Leonce)

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 27-31; complete scholar’s journal entries, discussing comparison of houses, types of women, and bird imagery.

Closer: Review the novel in terms of narrative elements and Chopin’s potential themes; consider literary lenses.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Wednesday, February 28

Opener: 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.
  2. Read The Awakening ch. 32-39; complete discussion questions.

Closer: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Thursday, March 1

Opener: Review The Awakening with final quotes.

Work Session:

  1. Read “Yes, She’s a Christ Figure Too” and apply to scenes from The Awakening.
  2. Complete literary lens prompt for interpreting The Awakening.

Closer: Prepare MWDS for The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Friday, March 2

Opener: Meet with research novel groups; complete the required elements for the project (handout).

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #4 Poetry
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Read research novels.

 

February 9

AP Literature Week 7 Feb. 12-16

Week 7–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

M 2/12: Read through ch.5 of The Awakening for Monday’s class; POL paraphrase and explication due to Turnitin.com

T 2/13: Recite POL poems in class; finish ch. 1-15 of The Awakening, completing scholar’s journal entries.

Th 2/15: Read through ch.26 of The Awakening for class.

F 2/16: Read the scheduled section of your research novel; prepare for in-class group meeting.

 

Monday, February 12

Opener: MCM prose; fill in data sheet

Work Session:

  1. Rehearse POL poems and work on paraphrase and explication.
  2. Read Coventry Patmore’s “The Wife’s Tragedy” from Canto IX, Book I “The Sahara” from The Angel in the House; complete a dialectical 4-column response.
  3. Discuss the poem in context of ch. 1-5 of The Awakening.

Closer: Read ch.6-10 of The Awakening.

HW: Finish ch. 6-10 of The Awakening; submit paraphrase and explication to Turnitin.com; prepare for POL recitation tomorrow.  

 

Tuesday, February 13

Opener: Watch Modern Family episode 1:14; create a t-chart comparing what each woman gains and what each woman loses; watch I Love Lucy; analyze gender roles.

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 11-15; complete scholar’s journal entries, discussing comparison of houses, types of women, and bird imagery.
  2. Jigsaw chapters II-V, IX, XIII from A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft.

Closer: Discuss The Awakening ch. 1-15 in terms of narrative elements and Chopin’s potential themes; discuss literary lenses.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Wednesday, February 14

Opener: Analyze songs and ads; discuss patterns among the songs, gender roles, and society’s messages toward women.

Work Session:

  1. Read The Awakening ch. 16-20; complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: Review EPCOT project; model with The Awakening.

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Thursday, February 15

Opener: View The Gilded Cage; analyze with the Feldman method; listen to “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”; discuss the role of the artist in the turn of the 20th century.

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.
  2. Read The Awakening ch. 21-26; complete discussion questions.

 

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

HW: Read research novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting.

 

Friday, February 16

Opener: FRQ #3 prose

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #3 Prose 
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.
  3. Meet with research novel groups to plan a reading schedule.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Enjoy the break!

 

February 9

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 Feb. 12-16

Planning Your Week
Th 2/15 – Bring completed CEI paragraph for comparing which genre is most effective in telling Rodriguez’s story and conveying his theme.
F 2/16 – No Red Ink practice due by 11:59 p.m.

Please obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; you may get ahead and read over the break if you wish. We will begin reading as a class after the break.

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Opener: Review “The Stolen Party” and complete narrative EOC prompt.

Work Session: 

  1. Self-assess then peer-assess EOC narrative.
  2. SB: Analyze point of view p.99; revisit “The Stolen Party” and complete an EOC narrative paragraph rewriting a scene from another character’s point-of-view.

Closer: IR: Preview additional books for this six weeks; choose something manageable and enjoyable since we will be reading a Shakespeare play and a novel for class.
HOMEWORK:  Complete NoRedInk punctuating clauses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Opener: Analyze symbolism (“Fire & Ice”) SB: 103-105; compose a CEI paragraph for the “Writing to Sources” prompt p.105.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Read “Always Running” and “Race Politics”p.37-40; answer the text-dependent questions and complete the comparison/contrast chart in “Working from the Text” p.42; identify parallel structure.
  2. Compose a response to the EOC prompt: Which of the two genres most effectively conveys the speaker’s message? Explain why.

Closer: Compare/contrast the narrative EOC response with the CEI style explanatory EOC response.
HOMEWORK: Complete NoRedInk punctuating clauses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Opener: SB: 2.3 Analyzing Writer’s Style (p. 101-102); review diction, syntax, imagery, POV, irony; emulate one of the writer’s styles in the “My Notes” section.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Complete the revenge chart, practicing interpreting quotes (p.126).
  2. SB: Read the informational text “Catacombs and Carnival”–answer the second read questions and discuss. 
  3. With your partner read and annotate “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe; mark imagery, foreshadowing elements, and dramatic and verbal irony.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!
HW: Complete NoRedInk punctuating clauses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.; work on ZINC 2nd set.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Opener: 9th Advisement with Mrs. Moody; complete the language checkpoint p.115-116 as you finish.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete the charts for verbal, situational, and dramatic irony in “The Cask of Amontillado.”
  2. Respond to the Explanatory Writing Prompt (EOC) explaining why an author would include irony in his or her story.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!
HW:
Complete NoRedInk punctuating clauses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.; work on ZINC 2nd set.

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Opener: Review argument: Montresor insane individual or vengeful premeditator?

Work Session:

  1. Read “A Poison Tree” p.140-141; compare and contrast theme with “The Cask of Amontillado.”
  2. Compose a response to an EOC prompt on the choice menu.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!
HW: Complete NoRedInk punctuating clauses by Friday at 11:59 p.m.; work on ZINC 2nd set.

February 2

AP Literature Week 6 Feb. 5 – 9

Week 6–REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB. 28 through Total Registration!

Planning Your Week

S 2/4: Schoology post (literary lenses applied to “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “A Rose for Emily”

M 2/5: Bring your 2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website; for Tuesday read ch.4 from How to Read Literature Like a Professor (p.17-19 in the pdf on Schoology) and Types of Sonnets .

T 2/6: For Wednesday, read p.571-579 (ch. 12), p. 604-610 (ch. 13), and p. 721-735 (ch.16) in the textbook. Take notes to prepare for the quiz.

W 2/7: Reading quiz for poetic diction, imagery, and form; for Thursday, read ch. 10 (p.44-47 in the pdf on Schoology) of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

F 2/9: POL paraphrase and explication due to Turnitin.com; perform POL in class; obtain a copy of your research novel and bring to class.

 

Monday, February 5

Opener: MCM poetry

Work Session:

  1. Groups create reading schedule for research novels..
  2. Revisit “Dulce”, analyzing aural sounds and imagery; develop and intro and theme statement.

Closer: Analyze POL poems with TPFASTT/TPCASTT; compose paraphrase for both POL poems.

HW: Read ch.4 from How to Read Literature Like a Professor (p.17-19 in the pdf on Schoology) and Types of Sonnets . 

 

Tuesday, February 6

Opener: CW Tuesday–3 line poem

Work Session:

  1. Poetry mixer; place poetry handout in SN; small groups complete QHT for poetic devices.
  2. Create theme statements for poems in chapter 11.
  3. Analyze POL poems with TPFASTT/TPCASTT
  4. Compose paraphrase for both POL poems.

Closer: Write an explanation of how someone from your literary lens would view “An Occurrence” or “A Rose for Emily.”

HW: Read p.571-579 (ch. 12), p. 604-610 (ch. 13), and p. 721-735 (ch.16).

 

Wednesday, February 7

Opener: Reading quiz for diction, imagery, and form.

Work Session:

  1. FRQ #2 Poetry
  2. Analyze sample essays; self assess according to the rubric.

Closer: Read “American Sonnet” by Billy Collins

HW: Read ch. 10 (p.44-47 in the pdf on Schoology) of How to Read Literature Like a Professor; memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose a paraphrase and explication due Friday.

 

Thursday, February 8

Opener: Revisit weather in In the Lake of the Woods (opening and closing chapters),  the leaf/spider scene from “An Occurrence at Owl Creek” (Twilight Zone), and the escape scene from Shawshank Redemption.

Work Session:

  1. View the trailer and rain scene from Bridges of Madison County.
  2. Read “The Storm”; analyze imagery
  3. Develop a theme statement for “The Storm.”
  4. Read Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy”.

Closer: Choose three poems from the ones we have read or from the textbook and examine them through your literary lens.

HW: Memorize chosen poem for Poetry Out Loud and compose a paraphrase and explication due tomorrow.

 

Friday, February 9

Opener: Fun Friday de-stress; focus on imagery and sensory detail

Work Session:

  1. Perform POL poems.
  2. Meet with research groups to plan a research schedule.

Closer: Read your research novel.

HW: Enjoy the weekend!

 

February 2

Honors 9th Literature Week 6 Feb. 5 – 9

Planning Your Week
M 2/5 –
 NoRedInk phrases and clauses quiz due by 11:59 p.m.
T 2/6 – Bring rough draft of EA2 argument essay to class; ZINC vocabulary due by 11:59 p.m.
Th 2/8 – Final draft of EA2 argument essay due to Turnitin.com; independent reading project written portion due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring the completed project to class tomorrow.
F 2/9 – Independent reading project due in class (written portion should already be in Turnitin.com).

Sample Works Cited for Argument

Credit Recovery for STEM Science Fair

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Opener: Review types of evidence, formal language, argument structure, lead-ins, MLA format, citations.

Work Session: 

  1. SB: Draft EA2 argument essay using the graphic organizer.

Closer: IR: Plan your project due Thursday night to Turnitin.com/Friday present in class.
HOMEWORK:  Complete NoRedInk phrases and clauses quiz by 11:59 p.m.; bring rough draft of EA2 argument to class tomorrow; first set of ZINC due tomorrow evening.

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Opener: Participate in orientation to the learning commons.

Work Session:

  1. Research Opposing Viewpoints database for additional evidence for your argument.
  2. Continue drafting the argument.

Closer: IR: Plan your project due Thursday night to Turnitin.com/Friday present in class.
HOMEWORK: First set of ZINC due 11:59 p.m.

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Opener: IAN: Write a 202 word story

Work Session:

  1. SB: Intro to fiction: review plot diagram, compare points of view, and discuss style (SB p.97 & 99-102).
  2. SB: Read “The Stolen Party” (with alternate reading plan), composing levels of questions as you read.
  3. SB: Discuss the story, completing the text dependent questions under “Second Read,” “Working from the Text,” and “Check Your Understanding.”
  4. SB: Compose a response to the EOC Narrative Writing prompt.

Closer: IR: Plan your project due Thursday night to Turnitin.com/Friday present in class.
HW: Final draft of EA2 argument due Thursday to Turnitin.com; IR project written portion due to Turnitin.com Thursday, due for presentation in class Friday.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Opener: LAB 113

Work Session: 

  1. Work on IR project and submit one-pager to Turnitin.com.
  2. Complete punctuating clauses practice in No Red Ink.

Closer: IR: Plan your project due Thursday night to Turnitin.com/Friday present in class.
HW:
Final draft of EA2 argument due Thursday to Turnitin.com; IR project written portion due to Turnitin.com Thursday, due for presentation in class Friday.

 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Opener: IR: Set up IR projects; gallery walk to discover new titles.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Read “Always Running” and “Race Politics”p.37-40; answer the text-dependent questions and complete the comparison/contrast chart in “Working from the Text” p.42; identify parallel structure.
  2. Compose a response to the EOC prompt: Which of the two genres most effectively conveys the speaker’s message? Explain why.

Closer: IR: Enjoy!
HW: Work on ZINC 2nd set.