November 30

Honors 9th Literature December 3-7

Planning Your Week

M 12/3: The Night Circus part IV-V quiz.

T 12/4: STEM ONLY–Henrietta Lacks assignment due to Turnitin.com before class; bring a printed copy to class.

M 12/10: The Night Circus projects due in class; all materials should be submitted to Turnitin.com BEFORE CLASS.

F 12/14: ZINC due.

 

Monday, December 3

Opener: The Night Circus quiz Part IV-V.

Work Session:

  1. Meet with The Night Circus groups and review project requirements.
  2. Preview EA2 for Unit 2 (Tim Burton style analysis); brainstorm what you know about Burton.

Closer: 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

HOMEWORK: Bring materials to work on The Night Circus projects tomorrow. STEM ONLY: Finish Henrietta Lacks and submit to Turnitin.com–bring a printed copy to class.

 

Tuesday, December 4

Opener: Review The Night Circus project requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Collaborate with your groups to complete requirements for The Night Circus.

Closer: List remaining tasks to be completed for projects: who is responsible? when will each person submit to the group?

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus project requirements; ZINC.

 

Wednesday, December 5

Opener: Review characteristics of Tim Burton’s style.

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, explain effects created in the assigned ad.

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus project requirements; ZINC.

 

Thursday, December 6

Opener: Complete commercial analysis; apply concepts to The Night Circus ad requirement.

Work Session:

  1. Review graphic organizer format (web organizer for key subjects/points and influences discussed in the biographical essay.Watch the short “Vincent” by Tim Burton.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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: Finish The Night Circus project requirements; ZINC.

 

Friday, December 7

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.

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus project requirements; ZINC.

November 30

AP Literature Week 18 Dec. 3-7

Week 17

Planning Your Week

T 12/4: Perform absurd plays.

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, December 3

Opener: Review requirements for absurd plays, EPCOT projects, and film analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Library visit for work on absurd plays, EPCOT projects, and/or film director projects.

Closer: Rehearse absurd plays.

Homework: Prepare for absurd play performances tomorrow; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Tuesday, December 4

Opener: Quick rehearsal for absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Perform absurd plays & award Oscars.
  2. View humorous scenes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Funny Scenes
  3. Review film director project requirements/film analysis.

Closer: Begin viewing The Tragedy of Hamlet.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements; research film directors.

 

Wednesday, December 5

Opener: Review Hamlet plot/characters, clearing up any misconceptions. Discuss preliminary findings from film analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Continue viewing The Tragedy of Hamlet. 

Closer: Fill in film analysis graphic organizer.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements; research film directors.

 

Thursday, December 6

Opener: Review existential thought and absurdism; clear up plot elements in The Tragedy of Hamlet. 

Work Session:

  1. Begin comparing Kenneth Brannaugh’s performance as an actor and examine his vision as a director.
  2. Continue viewing The Tragedy of Hamlet, focusing on existential elements and absurdism as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters.

Closer: Fill in graphic organizer for Hamlet.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements; research film directors.

 

Friday, December 7

Opener: EPCOT meeting–finalize plans for presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Finish viewing The Tragedy of Hamlet, focusing on existential elements and absurdism as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters.

Closer: Apply concepts of film analysis to your chosen director’s work.

Homework: EPCOT presentations begin Tuesday.

November 22

Honors 9th Literature November 26-30

Planning Your Week

Georgia Milestones End of Course Test this week! Students can practice by choosing their own activities in USA Test Prep, ZINC, and No Red Ink. Click here for more information and an official study guide from the GADOE.

M 12/3: Finish The Night Circus; be prepared for part IV-V quiz.

M 12/10: The Night Circus projects due in class.

 

Monday, November 26

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; revisit requirements for The Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Meet with The Night Circus groups and review project requirements.
  2. Complete narrative prompt for EOC prep; review narrative rubric for EOC and self-assess.

Closer: Begin “The Cask of Amontillado,” analyzing Poe’s style.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V if you have not done so already. Get some rest and prepare for the EOC.

 

Tuesday, November 27

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review extended response rubrics with argument and informational options.
  2. Finish reading “The Cask of Amontillado”; complete p.146-7 in SB, analyzing Poe’s style.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V if you have not done so already. Get some rest and prepare for the EOC.

 

Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30

Georgia Milestones End of Course Test

November 21

AP Literature Week 16 Nov. 26-30

Week 16

Planning Your Week

Th 11/29: Perform absurd plays.

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, November 26

Opener: Review The Sandbox with characteristics of Theater of the Absurd.

Work Session:

  1. Connect existentialism and theater of the absurd: Existentialism in History and Literature.
  2. Review Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters in Hamlet and summarize Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
  3. View humorous scenes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Funny Scenes

Closer: Introduce absurd plays rubric/assignment and film director projects.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Tuesday, November 27

Opener: Read/analyze MCM passage.

Work Session:

  1. Randomly distribute 2 sets of MCM questions (2 different colors); students answer individually then connect with group.
  2. Groups collaborate then decide on a single set of answers.
  3. Crown the winner!

Closer: Groups collaborate to begin planning absurd plays.

Homework: Choose a director for the film director projects; plan absurd play performances Thursday; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Wednesday, November 28

Opener: Review FRQ approaches (literary elements tied to theme; comparative writing)

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the FRQ for comparison of Iago’s soliloquy vs. Hamlet soliloquy.

Closer: Groups collaborate to compose absurd plays.

Homework: Choose a director for the film director projects; plan absurd play performances Thursday; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Thursday, November 29

Opener: Rehearse absurd plays.

Work Session:

  1. Perform absurd plays.

Closer: Review film analysis criteria and read the overview of The Tragedy of Hamlet; begin viewing Hamlet.

Homework: Choose a director for the film director projects; plan absurd play performances Thursday; ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Friday, November 30

Opener: EPCOT meeting–finalize plans for presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Discuss existential thought and absurdism; clear up plot elements in Hamlet; begin comparing Kenneth Brannaugh’s performance as an actor and examine his vision as a director.
  2. Continue viewing The Tragedy of Hamlet, focusing on existential elements and absurdism as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as characters.

Closer: Turn in preliminary film analysis notes.

Homework: EPCOT presentations begin Tuesday.

November 9

Honors 9th Literature Week 15 November 12-16

Planning Your Week

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

M 11/12: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class.

F 11/16: Finish The Night Circus. Final analysis question in class.

 

 

Monday, November 12

Opener: The Night Circus Quiz Part II-III

Work Session:

  1. Introduce The Night Circus projects and group assignments.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Tuesday, November 13

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; revisit requirements for The Night Circus projects.

Work Session:

  1. Review and discuss the novel with group analysis prompts.
  2. Work in the library to research circus and theme park attractions and generate ideas for the project.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Wednesday, November 14

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus (EOC informational/expository).
  2. Compose a response to the narrative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Thursday, November 15

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read articles on symbols in The Night Circus (trees & clocks).
  2. Compose a response to the EOC prompt. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part IV & V by Friday.

 

Friday, November 16

Opener: EOC Question of the Day; turn in essay on Part IV & V.

Work Session:

  1. Complete EOC argumentative prompt.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part V.

HOMEWORK: Finish The Night Circus and work on project requirements. Enjoy your break!

November 9

AP Literature Week 15 November 12-16

Week 15

Planning Your Week

F 11/16: Literary conversation research paper due in class and to Turnitin.com

 

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, November 12

Opener: Review Literary Conversation research paper requirements; mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?

Work Session:

  1. Research and compose annotated bibliography.

Closer: Review individual FRQs and revise.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Tuesday, November 13

Opener: Finish Act I of Death of a Salesman.

Work Session:

  1. Map expository elements of Death of a Salesman: characters (STEAL); plot and conflict; settings; symbols & motifs.
  2. Complete RAFT for Act I.

Closer: Begin Act II.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Wednesday, November 14

Opener: Write a Somebody Wanted But So statement for Act I; compose a theme statement with a direct tie to your SWBS; what themes emerge?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II; discuss SG questions.
  2. Packing your “valise” activity; what are the most important elements of the play to put in your suitcase? What quotes best connect important themes? (Pick a character from the play and “pack” his/her suitcase; what would be in Linda’s suitcase? Happy’s? Biff’s? Bernard’s? Charley’s?).

Closer: Brief EPCOT meeting for tomorrow’s work day; examine sample papers.

Homework: Revise FRQ for Literary Conversation research paper. Complete EPCOT requirements!

 

Thursday, November 15

Opener: Review editing sheets for individual FRQs, group essays, and reflections.

Work Session:

  1. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper; complete annotated bibliography and compose papers.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: Complete Literary Conversation paper and work on EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, November 16

Opener: EPCOT meeting–turn in Literary Conversation paper and finalize plans for presentations.

Work Session:

  1. Finish reading DOAS Act II.

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: Enjoy your break! Work on EPCOT presentations.

November 2

Honors 9th Literature November 5 – 9

Planning Your Week

Th 11/8: The Tempest scholar’s journal due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

F 11/9: Finish The Night Circus Part II and Part III and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel. You will have a quiz in class. ZINC due tonight at 11:59 p.m.

S 11/11: The Night Circus Part III questions due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, November 5

Opener: Reminders about due dates this week.

Work Session:

  1. Counseling lesson with Mrs. Moody (freshman counselor).

Closer: Read The Night Circus and work on The Tempest scholar’s journal.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 6 Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday

 

Wednesday, November 7

Opener: Reminders for due dates; EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Work on The Tempest scholar’s journal entries.
  2. Compose a response to the Part II literary analysis for The Night Circus. 
  3. Read The Night Circus and begin preparing responses for literary analysis questions for Part III.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 8

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q3 Touchstone.
  2. Finish scholar’s journal for The Tempest. 

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Submit The Tempest scholar’s journal to Turnitin.com by Thursday evening; read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m.

 

Friday, November 9

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II & Part III quiz.
  2. Develop responses to the Part III literary analysis questions.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part IV.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II and III by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday. ZINC due Friday evening at 11:59 p.m. Submit Part III literary analysis questions to Turnitin.com Sunday by 11:59 p.m.

November 2

AP Literature Week 14 November 5 -9

Week 14

Planning Your Week

F 11/9: ZINC due by 11:59 p.m.

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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, November 5

Opener: Review Death of a Salesman questions/images.

Work Session:

  1. Continue reading Death of a Salesman Act One; complete guided reading questions and study guide.

Closer: View the film adaptation, comparing and contrasting with the play.

Homework: Complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC due Friday!

 

Tuesday, November 6 Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

 

 

Wednesday, November 7

Opener: Review EPCOT research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the novel prompt.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT novels.

Closer: Work on green-eyed monsters.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, November 8

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 9

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Fun Friday activity to explore convergent thinking parallels
  2. EPCOT Meetings
  3. Read notes on the comedic ladder and theater of the absurd
  4. Begin Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

October 26

Honors 9th Lit. Week 13 October 29 – November 1

Planning Your Week

S 10/28: Complete USA Test Prep assignment.

F 11/2: Finish The Night Circus Part II and complete study guide questions found in this section of the novel.

Read The Tempest here.

Review The Tempest with No Fear Shakespeare. 

 

Monday, October 29

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1 and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.
  2. Read The Tempest Act II Scene 2; complete scholar’s journal entry for Act II.
  3. Compare/contrast film adaptation.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” videos.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Analyze the evolution of Miranda & Ferdinand’s relationship in  3.1.
  2. Analyze comedy in 3.2.
  3. Analyze 3.3 for developing conflict with Alonso, Antonio, & Sebastian; focus on Gonzalo’s character.
  4. Compare/contrast film adaptation with Shakespeare’s text.
  5. Complete scholar’s journals.

Closer: List potential angles for researching an article for your chosen motif.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review exposition, rising action, and climax of The Tempest.
  2. Analyze Act IV-V, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.
  3. Complete scholar’s journals for The Tempest.

Closer: Present “I Remember You” poems.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Review CDL resources for research.
  2. Complete scholar’s journal.
  3. Research an article related to your motif to enhance the discussion.

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part II.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part II by Friday. Complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday.

 

Friday, November 2

Opener: EOC Question of the Day

Work Session:

  1. Complete The Night Circus Part II quiz.
  2. Respond to the EOC style prompt for The Night Circus Part II

Closer: Read The Night Circus Part III.

HOMEWORK: Read The Night Circus Part III; complete study guide and prepare for the quiz Friday, Nov. 9.

October 26

AP Literature Week 13 October 29 – November 2

Week 13

Planning Your Week

M 10/29: Animal imagery chart and word trace chart due

T 10/30: Infographic due

Th 11/1: Green-eyed monster illustration (extra credit) due

Continue working on EPCOT novel project requirements.

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 29

Opener: Daily Lines; Review rhetorical strategies and scene summaries through Act IV

Work Session:

  1. View film adaptation, comparing/contrasting.
  2. Compose a response to the rhetorical analysis prompt for Othello.

Closer: Read Act V.

Homework: Finish infographic; complete EPCOT requirements; ZINC!

 

Tuesday, October 30

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Review Act V; compose a response to the film analysis question.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan EPCOT research and presentations.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Wednesday, October 31

Opener: Review EPCOT research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the novel prompt.
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT novels.

Closer: Work on green-eyed monsters.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Thursday, November 1

Opener: Daily Lines

Work Session:

  1. Mine group essays for similar themes, overlapping content, shared analysis points: what commonality exists in the individual essays that should be further explored in a group essay?
  2. Conduct research for EPCOT conversation paper.

Closer: Plan for tomorrow’s group meeting.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.

 

Friday, October 26

Opener: EPCOT meeting–discuss research topics.

Work Session:

  1. Fun Friday activity to explore convergent thinking parallels
  2. EPCOT Meetings
  3. Read notes on the comedic ladder and theater of the absurd
  4. Begin Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Closer: Analyze the film, considering literary lenses that could be applied.

Homework: ZINC; complete EPCOT requirements.