July 11

Welcome to Honors 9th Literature!

I am excited to have you in Honors 9th Literature this semester!

Please find the pre-course reading assignment and get started reading your selected nonfiction book. Be sure to select a print text (no e-books for this assignment). Annotate as needed using the guidelines on the assignment sheet. You will need to bring your annotated book to class Friday, August 3; you will complete an in-class writing assignment using your annotated book.

In order to fill out the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills Tracking Sheet that is attached to the pre-course reading assignment, you will need 9th-12th Vocabulary and Skills. This should be a review of concepts you have already learned, and it will become the first document in your class notebook. This will also be helpful for your writing assignment Friday, August 3.

 

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

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!

April 27

Honors 9th Literature Week 16 April 30 – May 4

Planning Your Week

M-W 4/30 – 5/2: Georgia Milestones End of Course Test (EOC)

F 5/11: 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, April 30 – Wednesday, May 2

Georgia Milestones End of Course Test (EOC)

 

Thursday, May 3

Opener: Review film terms.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze Tim Burton’s style in his original short “Vincent.”

Closer: Touch base with The Night Circus project groups.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Friday, May 4

Opener: Read “The Jabberwocky” and an excerpt from Alice in Wonderland.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze Tim Burton’s style in Alice in Wonderland.

Closer: Discuss film analysis.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

April 22

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 April 23 – 27

Planning Your Week

M 4/23: Socratic discussion for The Tempest. Bring TYPED, PRINTED materials to class (scholar’s journal, annotated article, and typed questions). This was moved from Friday due to my family emergency.

W 4/25: OPTIONAL argument replacement essay due (this will replace your original grade on the argument essay summative assessment). Use the links below to access the prompt, a Power Point presentation with tips, and the two required articles:

EOC Argument Prompt Helicopter Parenting

How Helicopter Parenting is Ruining American Children

Pro- Helicopter Parenting

Overview of Argument

 

 

Monday, April 23

Opener: Set up Socratic discussion.

Work Session:

  1. Discuss motifs in The Tempest, sharing scholar’s journal findings and research findings.

Closer: Reflect on your performance in the discussion; turn in printed materials.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Tuesday, April 24

Opener: EOC question of the day.

Work Session:

  1. Review initial plan for TNC project attraction with your group.
  2. Research and begin composing rationales for your project.

Closer: Create a to-do list for tomorrow’s work day

HOMEWORK: Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Wednesday, April 25

Opener: EOC question of the day; review progress from yesterday.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with Night Circus groups to complete research and planning for your project.

Closer: Create a to-do list for TNC project attraction.

HOMEWORK: Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Thursday, April 26

Opener: EOC question of the day.

Work Session: 

  1. Review types of writing and multiple choice strategies.
  2. Compose a response to the narrative prompt.

Closer: Review USA Test Prep opportunities for EOC review.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

 

Friday, April 27

Opener: EOC question of the day.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the informational or argumentative prompt.

Closer: Review USA Test Prep opportunities for review for the EOC.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

April 13

Honors 9th Lit. Week 14 April 16-20

Planning Your Week

Th 4/19: Submit scholar’s journals for The Tempest to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring hard copy of scholar’s journal, annotated article, and typed questions for the Socratic seminar tomorrow.

F 4/20: ZINC due (213 words for 3rd quarter). Socratic discussion for The Tempest. Bring TYPED, PRINTED materials to class (scholar’s journal, annotated article, and typed questions).

W 4/25: OPTIONAL argument replacement essay due (this will replace your original grade on the argument essay summative assessment). Use the links below to access the prompt, a Power Point presentation with tips, and the two required articles:

EOC Argument Prompt Helicopter Parenting

How Helicopter Parenting is Ruining American Children

Pro- Helicopter Parenting

Overview of Argument

 

NEXT WEEK: We will finalize and present your projects for The Night Circus.

Continue independently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; we will review portions in class, but it is your responsibility to finish Part IV and Part V. There is no study guide because you have learned how to focus on the significant details and literary elements (characterization, theme development, structure). Finish the novel by Wednesday if possible but NO LATER THAN Friday, April 20. 

We will be reading The Tempest in class; we will use a class set of books at school, and you may read/review online using the Folger edition of The Tempest.

 

Monday, April 16

Opener: EOC question of the day.

Work Session: 

  1. Review CEI structure for EOC preparation; complete CEI paragraph for evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.
  2. Analyze 3.3; complete scholar’s journals for Act III (3 entries for a total of 7).

Closer: Compare/contrast film adaptation with the script; list potential angles for researching an article to go with your motif.

HOMEWORK: Research an article to go with your motif for The Tempest scholar’s journal. Type your scholar’s journal.

 

Tuesday, April 17

Opener: EOC question of the day.   

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition, rising action, and climax for The Tempest.
  2. Analyze Act IV-V, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.

Closer: Complete scholar’s journals.

HOMEWORK: Print and annotate an article to go with your motif for the scholar’s journal. Finish and type scholar’s journal entries (due Thursday evening to Turnitin.com with printed copy due in class Friday).

 

Wednesday, April 18

Opener: EOC question of the day.

Work Session:

  1. Review initial plan for TNC project attraction with your group.
  2. Research and begin composing rationales for your project.

Closer: Create a to-do list for TNC project attraction.

HOMEWORK: Print and annotate an article to go with your motif for the scholar’s journal. Finish and type scholar’s journal entries (due Thursday evening to Turnitin.com with printed copy due in class Friday).

 

Thursday, April 19

Opener: Review progress from yesterday

Work Session: 

  1. Collaborate with TNC groups to complete research and planning for your project.
  2. Compose rationales for your TNC project/attraction.

Closer: Review seminar requirements; prepare materials (annotated article, scholar’s journal, questions). Compose questions to use in tomorrow’s discussion (type and bring printed copy tomorrow).

HOMEWORK:  Print and annotate an article to go with your motif for the scholar’s journal. Finish and type scholar’s journal entries and SUBMIT to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring your printed, annotated article; printed scholar’s journal; and printed/typed questions for the Socratic discussion TOMORROW.

Friday, April 20

Opener: Set up Socratic discussion.

Work Session:

  1. Discuss motifs in The Tempest, sharing scholar’s journal findings and research findings
  2. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.

Closer: Reflect on your performance in the discussion; turn in printed materials.

HOMEWORK:  Work on The Night Circus projects/attractions.

April 4

Honors 9th Lit Week 13 April 9 – 13

Planning Your Week

T 4/10: Submit The Night Circus Part III CEI paragraphs (2) to Turnitin.com.

W 4/11: The Night Circus Part III quiz.

NEXT WEEK: Finish scholar’s journals (typed and ready to submit to Turnitin.com); prepare article for in-class discussion.

Continue independently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; we will review portions in class, but it is your responsibility to finish Part II and Part III by Tuesday, using the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III. Finish Part IV-V by next Friday, April 20.

We will be reading The Tempest in class; we will use a class set of books at school, and you may read/review online using the Folger edition of The Tempest.

 

Monday, April 9

Opener: Explore how hurricanes form: ingredients needed for development, steering mechanisms, phenomena that slow/stop them (informational text).

Work Session: 

  1. Review Act I and II, focusing on elements of fiction; sort elements into metaphorical parallels with storm development, movement and intensification, and dissipation.
  2. Create an illustration, chart, or map to organize your metaphorical components.

Closer: Continue reading The Night Circus Part II-III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III; complete CEI paragraphs due Tuesday night; quiz Wednesday in class.

 

Tuesday, April 10

Opener: Review CEI requirements for TNC. 

Work Session:

  1. Complete Part III CEI paragraphs; submit to Turnitin.com
  2. Plan TNC projects: attraction idea, list of research questions and potential sources
  3. Complete USA Test Prep EOC practice

Closer: Add to scholar’s journal; read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III; complete CEI paragraphs due tonight; quiz tomorrow in class.

 

Wednesday, April 11

Opener: The Night Circus Part II-III.

Work Session:

  1. Read TNC Part IV.

Closer: Reminders about scholar’s journal and article research.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

 

Thursday, April 12

Opener: Analyze The Tempest Act III Scene 1

Work Session: 

  1. Complete CEI paragraph for evolution of Ferdinand and Miranda’s relationship.

Closer: Compare/contrast 3.1 with film adaptation.

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

 

Friday, April 13

Opener: Complete EOC practice quiz.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze comedy in 3.2.
  2. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.

Closer: Review exposition, rising action, and climax.

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part IV-V.

March 23

Honors 9th Literature Week 12 March 26 – 30

Planning Your Week

Th 3/29: Complete USA Test Prep Benchmark test online.

F 3/30: Finish reading Part II of The Night Circus.

Continue independently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; we will review portions in class, but it is your responsibility to finish Part II and Part II, using the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III.

We will be reading The Tempest in class; we will use a class set of books at school, and you may read/review online using the Folger edition of The Tempest.

 

Monday, March 26

Opener: Set up USA Test Prep accounts within this class; take the EOC review benchmark.

Work Session: 

  1. Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” (PBS video); review the primary conflicts introduced in Act I of The Tempest (Somebody Wanted But So).
  2. Preview The Tempest Act II with film.
  3. Read/analyze Act II Scene 1 and Act II Scene 2, making note of quotes for your scholar’s journal and developing deeper analysis of your motif.

Closer: Continue reading The Night Circus Part II-III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Tuesday, March 27

Opener: Review motifs in literature.

Work Session:

  1. Read and summarize the information texts on circles, clocks, trees, names, and magic.
  2. Analyze motifs in The Night Circus and The Tempest, comparing and contrasting how and why each author uses the motifs.

Closer: Add to scholar’s journal; read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Wednesday, March 28

Opener: Read the Act II summary; review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks. Focus especially on Gonzalo’s lines (II, i, 152-161) (Says, means, matters individual response).

Work Session:

  1. Finish analysis of Act II Scene 1 and Act II Scene 2, making note of quotes for your scholar’s journal and developing deeper analysis of your motif.

Closer: Draw parallels between the two texts.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Thursday, March 29

Opener: Respond to the parallel plots prompt for The Night Circus. 

Work Session: 

  1. Review expositions with Reading Art and narrative structure for EOC prompts.
  2. Compose an EOC narrative response, developing an exposition to a story.
  3. Share narrative responses.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Friday, March 30

Opener: Explore how tempests form: ingredients needed for development, steering mechanisms, phenomena that slow/stop them (informational text).

Work Session:

  1. Review Act I and II, focusing on elements of fiction; sort elements into metaphorical parallels with storm development, movement and intensification, and dissipation.
  2. Create an illustration, chart, or map to organize your metaphorical components.
  3. Introduce The Night Circus projects (something to think about as you continue reading over the break).

Closer: Review The Night Circus Part II (group prompts).

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

March 16

Honors 9th Literature Week 11 March 19-23

Planning Your Week

M 3/19 – The Night Circus Part I quiz

Continue independently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; we will review portions in class, but it is your responsibility to finish Part II and Part II, using the Night Circus Study Guide Part II-III.

We will be reading The Tempest in class; we will use a class set of books at school, and you may read/review online using the Folger edition of The Tempest.

 

Monday, March 19

Opener: The Night Circus Part I quiz.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze theme: examine Bailey’s upbringing and make a claim about parent/child relationships and self-identity.

Closer: Continue reading The Night Circus Part II-III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Tuesday, March 20

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1.

Closer: Compare/contrast student performances with adaptations of the play.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Wednesday, March 21

Opener: Read the Act I Scene 2 summary.

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 that your groups need to complete, prepare props and timing).
  2. Perform the scene.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Thursday, March 22

Opener: Review “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” (PBS) and The Tempest Act I.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (using the scholar’s journal format).
  2. Review elements of exposition (Art & Reading ppt). Summarize the exposition of The Tempest, then compose an exposition: EOC narrative review of STEALelements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part I.

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part II-III.

 

Friday, March 23

Opener: Compose a response to the Utopia prompt. 

Work Session:

  1. Review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks. Focus especially on Gonzalo’s lines (II, i, 152-161) (Says, means, matters individual response). 
  2. Complete scholar’s journal responses for Act II Scene 1.

Closer: Review The Night Circus Part II (study guide).

HOMEWORK:  Read The Night Circus Part II-III.