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!

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 27

AP Literature April 30 – May 4

Week 16

Planning Your Week

 

Work on film director projects.

 

Monday, April 30

Opener: MCM

Work Session:

  1. Intro to Death of a Salesman “group therapy”
  2. Review American dream and modernism

Closer: Begin reading DOAS

HW: Work on film director projects; AP Exam review

 

Tuesday, May 1

Opener: Sign up for film director presentations. Review Theatre of the Absurd and The Sandbox.

Work Session:

  1. Watch scene from The Founder. Establish mid-20th century traveling salesman persona.

Closer: Assign image trace motifs and begin reading Death of a Salesman.

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

 

Wednesday, May 2

Opener: FRQ Wednesday

Work Session:

  1. Continue reading DOAS.

Closer: Review image trace and discussion questions.

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

 

Thursday, May 3

Opener: Review opening scenes for DOAS, comparing/contrasting with film adaptation.

Work Session:

  1. Continue reading DOAS, focusing on image trace and discussion questions.

Closer: Summarize Act I.

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

 

Friday, May 4

Opener: MCF (what? Multiple Choice Friday! Yay!)

Work Session:

  1. Review strategies for tackling multiple choice on the AP exam.

Closer: Speed date open prompts.

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

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 22

AP Literature Week 15 April 23-27

Week 15

Planning Your Week

M 4/23: Group meeting/lab time for EPCOT projects.

T 4/24: Finish Othello test.

W-F 4/25 -27: Group presentations for EPCOT. 1984, Like Water for Chocolate, Brave New World

 

Monday, April 23

Opener: Q&A for EPCOT.

Work Session:

  1. Continue researching and polishing project requirements.

Closer: Finalize EPCOT projects.

HW: Presentations begin Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 24

Opener: Counseling presentation.

Work Session:

  1. Finish Othello test.

Closer: Last minute preparations for EPCOT presentations.

HW: Presentations begin tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, April 25–Friday, April 27

Opener: American dream/modernism review.

Work Session:

  1. Present EPCOT projects.

Closer: Review presentations.

HW: Review for AP exam.

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 13

AP Literature Week 14 April 16-20

Week 14

Planning Your Week

M 4/16: Group meeting/lab time for research papers.

W 4/18: Group research paper due at 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; hard copy due in class Thursday, 4/19.

Th 4/19: Group meeting/lab time for EPCOT projects.

M 4/23: Othello test.

W-F 4/25 -27: Group presentations for EPCOT. 1984, Like Water for Chocolate, Brave New World

 

Monday, April 16

Opener: Reminders about research requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Continue researching and composing group review of the literature.
  2. Polish individual FRQ/literary analysis.
  3. Compose individual reflections.

Closer: Finalize research papers.

HW: Bring a hard copy of your research papers  to class tomorrow. Final papers due Wednesday 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com.

 

Tuesday, April 17

Opener: Set up peer-review of  research papers.

Work Session:

  1. Peer review FRQ/literary analysis section within the group.
  2. Peer review group review of the literature across groups.
  3. Review Act IV, Scene 1; discuss “The Slap” & Othello’s fall Lesson 20 “Is This the Noble Moor?”

Closer: Compare/contrast film adaptation with script.

HW: Final research papers due Wednesday night to Turnitin.com; bring hard copies to class Thursday.

 

Wednesday, April 18

Opener: Turn in hard copy of research paper. Analyze the politics of casting of Othello (Lesson 18: “The Moor Is Far More Fair than Black”) and the gender issues (Lesson 19 “There’s Magic in the Web”).

Work Session:

  1. On Your Feet reading of Act IV, Scene 2; performance of Willow Scene (Act IV, Scene 3) Lesson 21 “O These Men, These Men!”; write a short poem, using one of Shakespeare’s lines from Act IV, Scene 2 or 3
  2. Select two volunteers to read Act IV, Scene 3

Closer: Compare/contrast film adaptation with script.

HW: Submit research papers to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring hard copies to class tomorrow. Prepare for last EPCOT planning day tomorrow.

 

Thursday, April 19

Opener: Review EPCOT project rubric and requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Continue polishing Epcot Project deliverables and products
  2. Review list of required project components
  3. Turn in final plan of room and contents of the pavillion.

Closer: Finalize EPCOT projects for presentation next Wed., Thurs., & Fri.

HW: Review Othello; we will begin a portion of the test tomorrow.

 

Friday, April 20

Opener: Review Othello Acts I-IV.

Work Session:

  1. Continue polishing Epcot Project deliverables and products
  2. Review list of required project components
  3. Turn in final plan of room and contents of the pavillion.

Closer: Compose a response to the film analysis prompt.

HW: Finish EPCOT project requirements.

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.