May 18

Honors 9th Literature Final Week

Planning Your Week

M 5/21: ZINC last quarter due (284 total words).

T 5/22: Final Exam (2nd period only)

W 5/23: Final Exam (3rd period only)

 

Monday, May 21

Review Tim Burton’s style for final exam (biographical essay in SpringBoard; phone scene from Edward Scissorhands). Study ZINC Unit 2 Academic Vocabulary words for the matching section.

HOMEWORK:  Study for the final exam.

 

Tuesday, May 22

2nd period: Final exam

 

Wednesday, May 23

3rd period: Final exam

May 11

Honors 9th Literature Week 18 5/14 – 5/18

Planning Your Week

M 5/14: The Night Circus projects due. Submit all written work to Turnitin.com BEFORE class, and combine all students’ materials into a binder to turn in during class. The Night Circus Group Tent Project

F 5/18: Style analysis essay for director Tim Burton due to Turnitin.com.

M 5/21: ZINC last quarter due (284 total words).

 

Monday, May 14

Opener: Set up The Night Circus presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Present The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Review style analysis for Tim Burton.

HOMEWORK:  Work on style analysis essay and ZINC.

 

Tuesday, May 15

Opener: Review feedback on initial body paragraphs; plan revision for the final style analysis essay.  Continue Activity 2.13; read passage 2 from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and complete the text-dependent questions.

Work Session:

  1. 3rd ONLY: 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 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: Compose a response to the assigned prompt p.160

HOMEWORK: Work on style analysis essay and ZINC.

 

Wednesday, May 16

Opener: Jigsaw cinematic techniques and review 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. Groups: create a scene and then apply five cinematic techniques to the scene (#2 p.162); create a two-column graphic organizer (cinematic technique/intended effect); present the scene to the class.

Closer: Class summary: groups identify the most successful technique for producing your intended effect.

HOMEWORK: Work on style analysis essay and ZINC.

 

Thursday, May 17

Opener: Complete the narrative writing prompt p.162.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze style as you view scenes 14-16 p.163, filling in the graphic organizer p.164 with observations.
  2. Compose leveled questions and answer within your group.
  3. Complete the interpretation section of the chart p.164

Closer: Compose a response to “Writing to Sources” Explanatory Prompt p.165.

HOMEWORK:  Work on style analysis essay and ZINC.

 

Friday, May 18

Opener: Review EA2 assignment and rubric.

Work Session:

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

Closer: Review style analysis for Tim Burton and point-by-point vs. subject-by-subject comparison.

HOMEWORK:  Style analysis essay due to Turnitin.com; ZINC due Monday at 11:59 p.m.

May 4

AP Literature Week 17 5/7 – 5/11

Week 17

Planning Your Week

W 5/9–AP Literature Exam! Good luck!

M 5/14–Film director project presentations

 

Monday, May 7

Opener: Review FRQ open questions; choose 3 to respond to with Death of a Salesman

Work Session:

  1. Finish Act II of Death of a Salesman 

Closer: Compose a claim and theme statement for 3 open FRQs

HW: Work on film director projects; AP Exam review

 

Tuesday, May 8

Opener: MCM on a Tuesday

Work Session:

  1. Review MC strategies
  2. FRQ speed dating

Closer: Prepare two novel cards for the exam (major characters, plot elements, tone, shifts, author’s style, motifs & symbols, claim statement).

HW: Work on film director projects; AP Exam review.

 

Wednesday, May 9

AP Literature Exam! Good luck!

 

Thursday, May 10–Friday, May 11

Opener: Review examples of film director projects.

Work Session:

  1. Film analysis of samples of representative directors.

Closer: Review stylistic techniques for film analysis.

HW: Work on film director projects.

May 4

Honors 9th Literature Week 17 May 7-11

Planning Your Week

*********(Project due date has been changed because I will be administering the AP United States History Exam Friday, May 11). *************************

M 5/14: The Night Circus projects due. Submit all written work to Turnitin.com BEFORE class, and combine all students’ materials into a binder to turn in during class. The Night Circus Group Tent Project

 

Monday, May 7

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: 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.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Tuesday, May 8

Opener: Activity 2.3 “Analyzing Writer’s Style” p. 101; complete the language check p.115.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Activity 2.6 “Close Reading of a Short Story”
  2. Groups work through text dependent questions and language and writer’s craft: clauses.
  3. Discuss theme in “Check Your Understanding.”

Closer: Compose a response to the narrative prompt p. 125.

HOMEWORK: Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Wednesday, May 9

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.

HOMEWORK: Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Thursday, May 10

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).

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Friday, May 11

Opener: Set up The Night Circus presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Present The Night Circus projects.

Closer: Review style analysis for Tim Burton.

HOMEWORK:  Enjoy your weekend!