January 18

January 15 – 19

AP English Lit & English IV

1/15:  NO SCHOOL/Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/16:  NO SCHOOL:  Snow Day

1/17:  NO SCHOOL:  Snow Day

1/18: Macbeth – students will begin reading and discussing Act II

1/19: Macbeth – students will finish reading Act II; AP students begin answering online discussion question and Eng IV students name 2 character traits describing Macbeth in Act II with a quote showing the trait and an explanation of how it does.

AP English Lit will have a Quiz Monday over Acts I & II.

 

January 8

January 8 – 12

AP English Lit

1/8:  Literary Term of the Week – hubris; Shakespeare Background Presentations – students present background information as foundation to the study of Macbeth

1/9:  Shakespeare Background Presentations – students will continue to present background information as foundation to the study of Macbeth; Macbeth – students will begin reading Act I; Think About it Thursday poetry analysis essay is DUE tomorrow

1/10:  Macbeth – students will complete reading Act I and begin answering online discussion questions

1/11:  Digital Citizenship – students will work in groups to discuss the term and create a working definition before watching video on the term; Macbeth – students will finish answering online discussion questions

1/12:  Digital Citizenship – students will finish watching video and will create a slide for the presentation on Upstanders; Macbeth – students will finish answering online discussion questions.

English IV

1/8:  Literary Term of the Week – hubris; Macbeth – students will begin reading Act I and answering online discussion questions

1/9:  Macbeth – students will complete reading Act I and continue answering online discussion questions; Think About it Thursday journal response is DUE tomorrow

1/10:  Macbeth – students will review Act I and finish answering online discussion questions.

1/11:   Digital Citizenship – students will work in groups to discuss the term and create a working definition before watching video on the term; Macbeth – students will create a Venn diagram concerning the reactions of Macbeth and Banquo to the witches and their predictions

1/12:  Digital Citizenship – students will finish watching video and will create a slide for the presentation on Upstanders; Macbeth – students will complete their online questions to Act I

January 4

January 4 -5

AP English Lit

1/4:  Think About it Thursday Journal:  Students will begin writing an essay each week analyzing poetry focusing on purpose, connotation, attitude, shifts, theme, and tone.  A new poem will be posted in the Google classroom each Thursday and the essay (written in their journals) will be due the following Wednesday.  Analysis essays will be accepted late for a maximum score of 70, but only for one week.  After the week’s grace, the score is a 0.

Shakespeare Background Research:  Students will be divided into groups/topics for background study as we prepare to explore Macbeth.  Students will be teaching foundational material to the class on Monday.

1/5:  Students will work on their background research project in preparation for teaching on Monday.

English IV

1/4:  Think About it Thursday Journal:  We will be reviewing expectations and grading procedures for the weekly journaling assignment.  There is a new quote given each Thursday that the students are supposed to reflect upon and write a paragraph (cohesive group of 5-7 sentences) sharing their thoughts.  The paragraph is due the following Wednesday.  Paragraph reflections will be accepted late for a maximum score of 70, but only for one week.  After the week’s grace, the score is a 0.

1/5:  Shakespeare & Macbeth background will be shared in preparation for the reading and studying of the play.

January 4

Extra Credit Opportunity!

Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, will be performed Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Longview Public Library.  Attend the play and write a one-page review for extra credit in class.  What a great way to begin a new semester!

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December 18

Traffic Pattern beginning December 18

Beginning Monday, December 18, 2017
There will be a new traffic pattern around the High School to accommodate a construction zone in the north student parking lot (in red). Please take the time to review the map included in the message and make note of the following:

  • There will be no through traffic in front of the high school and parking in that area. It will be for teachers only. (in yellow)
    Areas available for student parking are outlined in orange. Those that park across the street from the auditorium will have a crossing guard to ensure safe passage to campuses.
  • All High School student drop-off and pick-up will be in front of the Food Service building and traffic is designated as one way from south to north (in green). **(Traffic coming from the north on White Oak Road are encouraged to drop-off in the parking lot across the street and use the protected cross walk)
  • This traffic pattern will be in place until the end of August, 2018. The district would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during the process of upgrading our facilities.

December 15

Exam Schedule for December 18-20

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 

MONDAY, DEC 18, 20107                                             TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017                                                                 WEDNESDAY, DEC 20, 2017                                         
STUDY HALL (2nd period) 7:55-915

2ND -9:20-9:25

4TH PERIOD – 9:30-10:50

5TH PERIOD – 10:55-12:15

1ST PERIOD – 7:55-9:15

2ND PERIOD 9:20-9:25

2ND PERIOD 9:35-10:50

3RD PERIOD 10:55-12:15

6TH PERIOD – 7:55-9:15

2ND PERIOD 9:20-9:25

7TH PERIOD – 9:30-10:50

8TH PERIOD – 10:55-12:15

December 15

Semester Review

AP English Lit

You will have several prompts from which to choose concerning The Heart of Darkness to write a well-developed, textually supported essay.

English IV

GRAMMAR

  • Know the parts of speech and their definitions.  Be able to identify them in sentences.
  • Know the different types of sentence structures.  Be able to identify them.
  • Know the difference between fragments, run-on, and comma splices.

LITERATURE

  • Be able to define caesura and kennings and identify them in poetry.
  • Beowulf
    • Know the characteristics of an epic and epic hero
    • Review online discussion questions from Google Classroom
    • Be able to fully explain the theme of Beowulf
  • The Canterbury Tales
    • Geoffrey Chaucer is the Father of English Poetry
    • Know the characteristics of a frame story
    • Be able to name at least one of the pilgrims and summarize their story
  • Short Story
    • Know the steps of a plot diagram
  • Sonnets
    • Know the defining characteristics of a sonnet
    • Be able to define and identify conceit
  • Genres of Faith
    • Be able to name and define the three genres of faith
    • Know the metaphor in Psalm 23
    • Understand the analogy in the Sermon on the Mount
    • Be able to describe the lesson from the Parable of the Prodigal Son

 

December 8

Week 16: December 11 – 15

AP English Lit

12/11:  Literary Term of the Week – foil; Heart of Darkness – Students will participate in discussion over Part III; NaNoWriMo novellas are DUE Wednesday

12/12:  Heart of Darkness – Students will answer AP style multiple choice questions over the novella; NaNoWriMo novellas are DUE tomorrow

12/13:  Heart of Darkness – Students will write a timed essay from a chosen prompt.

12/14:  Students will participate in a class discussion reviewing all novels and plays read this semester.

12/15:  Students will review novel choices for personal study next semester and choose their favorite.

English IV

12/11:  Literary Term of the Week – foil; Unit 2 Review – TEST Wednesday

12/12:  Unit 2 Review – TEST Tomorrow

12/13:  Unit 2 TEST

12/14:  Semester Review for Final

12/15:  Semester Review for Final

December 4

Week 15: December 4 – 8

AP English Lit

12/4 – Literary Term of the Week:  Euphemism; Heart of Darkness:  Students are to finish reading Pt I; QUIZ Tomorrow; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/5 – Heart of Darkness:  Pt I Quiz; Students will begin reading Pt II; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/6 – Heart of Darkness:  Students will finish reading Pt II; Class Discussion Tomorrow; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/7 – Heart of Darkness: Students will participate in small group discussion over Pt I & II and begin reading Pt III; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Tomorrow

12/8 – SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST; Heart of Darkness – Students will finish reading Pt III and answer online discussion questions

English IV

12/4 – Literary Term of the Week:  Euphemism; Focus on Research – Students will read Queen Elizabeth I’s Speech Before Her Troops and complete a note-taking guide as a primary source for research; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/5 – Focus on Research – Students will read Don Luis de Cordoba’s eyewitness account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada and complete a note-taking guide as a primary source for research; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/6 – Students will consider how literature shapes or reflects society through the King James Bible; students will read pgs 297-301 and identify metaphors, analogies, and characteristics of a psalm; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Friday

12/7 – Students will review the genre of parables, read pgs 302-304, and identify the elements of the parable of the Prodigal Son; SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST Tomorrow

12/8 – SAT Vocabulary List 5 TEST