September 28

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 October 1-5

Planning Your Week

 

W 10/3: No Red Ink practice with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

S 10/7: No Red Ink quiz with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

CITING IMAGES AND SOUND FOR “I Remember You”: Purdue Online Writing Lab

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

 

Monday, October 1

Opener: Review STEAL for analyzing characterization.

Work Session:

  1. View Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; analyze characterization of one of the characters Alice encounters down the rabbit hole.
  2. Create a character who could appear in Wonderland; write a persona poem characterizing your imaginary character.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 2

Opener: Review “I Remember You” requirements and view student samples.

Work Session:

  1. Compose “I Remember You” poem.
  2. Write reflection #1 for “I Remember You” poem.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 3–Computer Lab (bring laptop if you wish)

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session:

  1. Create “I Remember You” video.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 4

Opener: Review reflection tips and write reflection #2 for your “I Remember You” poem.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with peers to practice POL recitation (trios).
  2. Introduce Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, October 5

Opener: Continue introduction to Shakespeare and The Tempest with NearPod.

Work Session:

  1. View images from The Tempest.
  2. Compose a poem using the word bank.

Closer: Read independent reading book; work on POL analysis and memorization.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink practice due Sun.; continue ZINC!

September 28

AP Literature Week 9 October 1-5

Week 9

Planning Your Week

Continue reading your EPCOT novel. 

TIPS FOR RECITING POETRY OUT LOUD: Tips for Recitation

T 10/2: Dramaturgy presentations due in class.

F 10/5: EPCOT meeting in class (directors provide an agenda in the Schoology group; reading coaches provide questions in Schoology group)

T 10/9: Perform 2.3

W 10/10: ZINC due! Senior Summit during 1st and 2nd periods.

F 10/12: TPFASSTT analysis due for both poems you chose for Poetry Out Loud. You will recite one. ZINC 200 words is also due today.

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 1

Opener: Review MC strategies for poetry and prose.

Work Session: 

  1. Complete full multiple choice released exam.

Closer: Plan dramaturgy presentations; read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Dramaturgy presentations due tomorrow; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 2

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Review PBS Othello video (Who Is Othello?); read article and answer discussion questions.
  2. Present Moors, Turks, Venice, & Cyprus dramaturgy.
  3. Revisit group scenes for 1.2 and begin reading 1.3.

Closer: Prepare “Somebody wanted but so” statement for 1.1.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, October 3

Opener: Daily Lines; review 1.2 with discussion

Work Session:

  1. Review opening of 1.3.
  2. Compare/contrast Iago’s characterization of Othello in 1.1 with Othello’s representation of himself and the council’s reactions to him in 1.3 (complete STEAL with textual evidence for both scenes).
  3. Complete Act 1 Scene 3 close reading questions with a partner then discuss responses (entire class)
  4. Ring the changes–1.3 Brabantio’s parting shot

Closer: View through 1.3 in film adaptation; compare with other directors’ work.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Thursday, October 4

Opener: Daily Lines; complete TWIST analysis for a passage from EPCOT novel.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric 1.3: complete questions on handout and identify literary and rhetorical strategies (metaphor, motif, ethos, logos, pathos); pay attention to Iago’s soliloquy at the end of the scene.
  2. Introduce character objectives—Act II, Scene 1; assign parts & read through 2.1.204; discuss character objectives (what he/she wants for that scene; a goal—after each attempt to achieve it, a “beat change” occurs where he/she shifts gears to try to achieve it a different way (one also occurs when the goal is achieved, and the character creates a new goal); the “superobjective” is what he/she means to have by the end of the play.
  3. Choose five students to read 2.1.161-204 on their feet (one is Emilia, who has no lines, but is in the scene); direct
  4. Paraphrase Iago’s first aside 2.1.161-170; “Ring the Changes” for Iago’s second aside 2.1.190-92
  5. Continue reading 2.1; for the conversation between Roderigo & Iago, cast one person as Roderigo & three as Iago (read “Round-Robin”/each person reads one sentence). Explain how Iago’s mind moves at three times the speed of Roderigo’s.
  6. Cast two people to take turns reading alternating sentences for Iago’s soliloquy.
  7. Discuss the opening scene of Act II.

Closer: View EPCOT student samples.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Friday, October 5

Opener: EPCOT 3rd meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Work Session:

  1. Present dramaturgy for Ira Aldridge, Paul Robeson, Other Othello Productions
  2. Read 2.3.1-40; use stage directions promptbook to model adding cues for subtext; Introduce blocking & stage directions; the way a director decides to block a scene conveys meaning that can either reinforce or contradict the spoken word; use four – ten volunteers (Cassio, Othello, Desdemona, Iago, & attendees) to be silent actors while four other actors read the scene to line 37. The remaining class will direct. Decide how the characters enter, how many attendants enter, where they stand, whether all or only some exit with Othello, where they stand in relation to each other, and so on.
  3. Assign 2.3 Drinking Scene to three groups; annotate scripts to add cues for subtext; justify directorial choices; plan props, costumes, stage scenery/backdrops for classroom productions.

Closer: Begin analysis of 2.3 in small groups.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and keep up with ZINC! Prepare 2.3 performances for Tues. PSAT/Senior Summit is Wed. ZINC is due Wed.

September 21

Honors 9th Literature Fall Break

Enjoy your week off!

While you have no homework, you may wish to get ahead if you have other activities that will keep you busy through the month of October. You will also soon need a copy of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Folger edition) and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus

Planning Your Week (upcoming due dates)

W 10/3: No Red Ink practice with subjects, verbals, & phrases.

S 10/7: No Red Ink Quiz Subjects, Verbals, Phrases

W 10/10: PSAT during 1st/2nd periods; ZINC due.

F 10/12: Poetry Out Loud TPFASSTT and annotations due for both poems; you will recite one poem in class.

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; No Red Ink Quiz Fragments and Punctuating to Avoid Run-ons

September 21

AP Literature Fall Break

Fall Break

Enjoy your week off! If you’d like to get ahead, see below:

Continue reading your EPCOT novel.

T 10/2: Present dramaturgy.

F 10/5: EPCOT meeting in class (directors provide an agenda in the Schoology group; reading coaches provide questions in Schoology group)

F 10/12: TPFASSTT analysis due for both poems you chose for Poetry Out Loud. You will recite one. ZINC 200 words is also due today.

 

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.

 

September 14

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 September 17-21

Planning Your Week

 

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

W 9/19: Due in class–2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website. Due by 11:59 p.m.–No Red Ink quiz for capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 17

Opener: Review requirements for Poetry Anthology; fill in definitions for connotation, tone, imagery, diction, hyperbole, allusion, symbol, extended metaphor, anaphora, and theme.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Fill in definitions for refrain, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme,, assonance, consonance.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.
  2. Read the excerpt from PoemCrazy p.291-6
  3. Complete a word pool with your group.
  4. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Turn in Poetry Out Loud poems; introduce “I Remember You” poem and requirements.  

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “Abuelito Who” and “Ode to My Socks” p.321-5.
  2. Writer’s Workshop: begin composing your “I Remember You” poem; consider music and images you can use to capture the person.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due tonight; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Review reflection tips and write a reflection for your image poem and your rough draft of “I Remember You.”

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.5 Exploring Diction and Imagery: “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch and TWIST strategy
  2. Writer’s Workshop: p.310 “Drafting the Embedded Assessment”; focus on line breaks.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: Complete directions for “Stuffed Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Write stuffed poetry reflection. Turn in for review and feedback.
  2. Complete “Poetry in Nature” activity.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Consider creating illustrations for your stuffed poetry or your poetry in nature poem. Practice Poetry Out Loud poem and continue ZINC!

September 14

AP Literature Week 8 September 17 – 21

Week 8

Planning Your Week

Continue reading your EPCOT novel. 

Th 9/20: Bring 2 poems, printed from the Poetry Out Loud website, to class.

F 9/21: EPCOT meeting in class (directors provide an agenda in the Schoology group; reading coaches provide questions in Schoology group)

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, September 17 

Opener: Daily Lines; Review poetry strategies for multiple choice.

Work Session: 

  1. Apply strategies to MCM Poetry passage.
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud. Select 2 poems from the website.
  3. Review Othello anticipation guide and connect themes.
  4. Begin Act I Scene 1 of Othello.

Closer: Assign dramaturgy.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Daily Lines; watch PBS video “Who Is Othello?”

Work Session:

  1. Continue analyzing Act I Scene 1.
  2. Compare/contrast film adaptations of the opening scene.

Closer: Prepare “Somebody wanted but so” statement for 1.1.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Review FRQ feedback and writing expectations.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a poetry FRQ.
  2. Peer review an FRQ.

Closer: Begin Othello 1.2 group scenes.

Homework: Print 2 poems from Poetry Out Loud website & bring Thursday; read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Daily Lines; perform subtext scenarios.

Work Session:

  1. The power of subtext: apply to group scenes for 1.2.
  2. Read 1.3 (read Othello’s speech antiphonally to analyze structure)
  3. STEAL comparisons of Othello in 1.1 v. 1.3
  4. Ring the Changes–Brabantio’s Parting Shot

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels and prepare for Friday’s group meeting; ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: EPCOT 2nd meeting–upload documents to Schoology group.

Work Session:

  1. Present dramtaurgy.
  2. Analyze Iago’s rhetoric in 1.3, comparing AP Lang with AP Lit strategies.

Closer: Summarize Act I with “Somebody wanted but . . . so . . . ”

Homework: Enjoy your break! Read EPCOT novels and keep up with ZINC!

September 7

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Planning Your Week

 

M 9/10: No Red Ink verb voice quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring a hard copy of your paper to class tomorrow.

Th 9/13: Bring a hard copy of your paper to class today.

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 10

Opener: Review chart for “Race Politics” and the excerpt from Always Running.

Work Session:

  1. Review CEI format and paragraph structure.
  2. Compose a CEI response (argument: which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life; OR informative: compare the way each genre conveys the claim).
  3. IAN: Review the memoir you composed from the beginning of the class and turn it into a poem (enter the “great conversation”).

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice quiz by 11:59 p.m. tonight; polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit
  2. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in EA1 p.329-30 and EA2 p.355-6.
  3. Read “George Gray” and analyze the character.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: View “Introduction to Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Read “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze figurative elements.
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones” and compare with “George Gray.” (graphic organizer, claim statement).

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Fill in types of evidence chart and complete highlighting instructions.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.

Work Session:

  1. Complete a word pool with your group.
  2. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

September 7

AP Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Week 7

Planning Your Week

Obtain a copy of your EPCOT novel and begin reading. 

W 9/12: In class essay for The Awakening. 

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, September 10 

Opener: Daily Lines; QHT for poetry terms.

Work Session: 

  1. Review multiple choice strategies and 1/2 length test.
  2. Analyze Millay’s poem with parts of speech strategy.
  3. Apply strategies to MCM Poetry passage.

Closer: Read the poetry chapter in Pearson.

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Read “Tamer and Hawk”; discuss thematic implications
  2. Review compelling introductions.
  3. Compose an introduction for a potential essay on “Tamer and Hawk” and outline body paragraphs.
  4. Intro POL

Closer: Prepare MWDS for The Awakening.

Homework: Read “Desiree’s Baby” and answer the discussion questions on the SG; read EPCOT novels; ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: Review peer evaluation sheets for FRQs.

Work Session:

  1. Open FRQ with The Awakening.
  2. Peer review an FRQ.
  3. Discuss “Desiree’s Baby” and evaluate how authors enter into the grand conversation on themes we have seen so far in the semester.
  4. Develop a theme statement for “Desiree’s Baby.”

Closer: Complete Othello anticipation guide.

Homework: Read EPCOT novels. ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. The power of subtext; perform modern dramas.
  2. Watch PBS Othello video.
  3. Review Othello anticipation guide responses.

Closer: Read EPCOT novels.

Homework: ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: EPCOT 1st meeting–complete meeting log.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze 1.1 Slightly Cut Script
  2. Audition, cast, and rehearse actors for 1.1, opening scene
  3. Compare/contrast our performance with professional performances

Closer: Summarize 1.1 with “Somebody wanted but . . . so . . . ”

Homework: Read EPCOT novels; work on ZINC!