April 20

April 24 – 27

AP English Lit

4/24   Literary Term of the Week:  synecdoche; Students will use their class time to read their chosen novel which they will teach to the class in May.  Students taking the AP English Lit test will work through test packets in preparation for the upcoming AP Test on May 9th.

4/25-27  Students will use their class time to read their chosen novel which they will teach to the class in May.  Students taking the AP English Lit test will work through test packets in preparation for the upcoming AP Test on May 9th.

English IV

4/24  Literary Term of the Week:  synecdoche;  Students will receive assigned novels along with directions for group presentations in May.

4/25-27  Students will use their class time to read their group novels which they will teach to the class in May.

April 16

April 16 – 20

AP English Lit

4/16  Literary Term of the Week:  satire; Banned Books Unit will be introduced to students and they will begin researching the whys and hows of banning/challenging books for an in-class discussion on Wednesday; SAT Vocab List 7 TEST Friday

4/17  Students will continue their research on banning/challenging books for class discussion tomorrow; SAT Vocab List 7 TEST Friday

4/18  Socratic style seminar on banning/challenging books; SAT Vocab List 7 TEST Friday

4/19  Students will choose the novel they would like to read on their own, study, and teach to the class; SAT Vocab List 7 TEST tomorrow

4/20  SAT Vocab List 7 TEST

English IV

4/16  Literary Term of the Week:  satire; Lit Circle projects will be introduced to students; SAT Vocab List 8 TEST Friday

4/17  Students will review available novels, choose the one they would like to study, and be placed in a group; SAT Vocab List 8 TEST Friday

4/18  Students will choose novel assignments for the group presentation and begin reading; SAT Vocab List 8 TEST Friday

4/19  SAT Vocab List 8 review for TEST tomorrow

4/20  SAT Vocab List 8 TEST

April 10

April 9 – 13

AP English Lit

4/9  Literary Term of the Week:  pun; SAT Vocabulary List 7:  students will write a story, individual sentences, or create a crossword puzzle with the words.  DUE Friday 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/10  Blackout Poetry:  Students will be introduced to Blackout or Found Poetry; as a class, students will read various examples before attempting to create their own.  Vocab assignment DUE 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/11 Blackout Poetry:  Students will complete their found poems for display. Vocab assignment DUE 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/12  Poetry Reveiw:  Students will review terms, types of poetry, how-to read and analyze poetry for TEST tomorrow. Vocab assignment DUE tomorrow; TEST 4/20

4/13  Poetry Unit TEST

English IV

4/9  Literary Term of the Week:  pun; SAT Vocabulary List 8:  students will write a story, individual sentences, or create a crossword puzzle with the words.  DUE Friday 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/10  Blackout Poetry:  Students will be introduced to Blackout or Found Poetry; as a class, students will read various examples before attempting to create their own.  Vocab assignment DUE 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/11 Blackout Poetry:  Students will complete their found poems for display. Vocab assignment DUE 4/13; TEST 4/20

4/12  Poetry Reveiw:  Students will review terms, types of poetry, how-to read and analyze poetry for TEST tomorrow. Vocab assignment DUE tomorrow; TEST 4/20

4/13  Poetry Unit TEST

April 2

April 2 – 6

AP English Lit

4/2  Literary Term of the Week:  pathetic fallacy; Poetry Unit:  Review writing literary analysis for poetry; students will write an analysis for the poem “Famous.”  DUE Friday

4/3  Poetry Unit:  “Seven Ages of Man”  Students will watch a video reading of the Shakespeare poem and then begin a close reading by working through the nine steps to read poetry.  Students will work through analysis questions of the poem on their own in preparation for class discussion tomorrow.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Friday.

4/4  Poetry Unit:  “Seven Ages of Man”  Students will join in a class discussion of the poem based upon their analysis.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Friday.

4/5  Poetry Unit:  Students will read “O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman and condense the poem into one sentence and the answer into another after discussing the meaning behind the poet’s words.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Tomorrow.

4/6  Poetry Unit:  Poetry Terms Quiz; Students will watch some spoken word presentations on video and receive the Poetry Cafe assignment for next Friday.

English IV

4/2  Literary Term of the Week:  pathetic fallacy; Poetry Unit:  “Miniver Cheevy” students will read the poem as a close and then, in small groups begin a close reading by working through the nine steps to read poetry.  Students will then work through analysis questions of the poem in preparation for class discussion tomorrow.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/3  Poetry Unit:  “Miniver Cheevy” class discussion  based upon yesterday’s group analysis of the poem.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/4  Poetry Unit:  Students will read and write haikus.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/5  Poetry Unit:  Students will receive topics about which to write acrostic poems.  Poetry terms QUIZ tomorrow.

4/6  Poetry Unit:  Poetry Terms Quiz; students will watch some spoken word presentations on video and receive the Poetry Cafe assignment for next Friday.

March 26

March 26 – 30

AP English Lit

3/26  Literary Term of the Week:  Paradox; Poetry Unit:  Students will take notes over how to read/analyze poetry and complete an assignment on literary terms; review answers before end of class; Homework:  memorize terms and definitions for upcoming quiz on Thursday; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Thursday

3/27  Poetry Unit:  Students will take notes over Metaphysical Poetry and author John Donne; in groups, students will read “A Valediction:  Forbidden Mourning” and work through notes to analyze the selection; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Thursday along with poetry terms QUIZ

3/28  Poetry Unit:  Students will read classic poetry and pop culture poetry then complete a comparison and contrast of the two; students will participate in a whole class discussion of their personal analysis; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Thursday along with poetry terms QUIZ

3/29  Poetry Unit:  Students will take a QUIZ over poetry terms and a TEST over SAT Vocabulary List 6; Homework:  students will do a personal comparison/contrast over another piece of classic and pop culture poetry as posted in the Google Classroom.

3/30  NO SCHOOL/Good Friday

English IV

3/26  Literary Term of the Week:  Paradox; Poetry Unit:  Students will take notes over how to read/analyze poetry and complete an assignment on literary terms; review answers before end of class; Homework:  memorize terms and definitions for upcoming quiz on Thursday; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Thursday

3/27  Poetry Unit:  Students will take notes over Metaphysical Poetry and author John Donne; in groups, students will read “A Valediction:  Forbidden Mourning” and work through notes to analyze the selection; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Thursday along with poetry terms QUIZ

3/28  Poetry Unit:  Students will read classic poetry and pop culture poetry then complete a comparison and contrast of the two; students will participate in a whole class discussion of their personal analysis; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST Thursday along with poetry terms QUIZ

3/29  Poetry Unit:  Poetry Terms QUIZ; SAT Vocabulary List 7 TEST

3/30  NO SCHOOL/Good Friday

March 20

March 19 – 23

AP English Lit & English IV

3/19 – NO SCHOOL:  Teacher Work Day

3/20 – March Madness:  In groups, students will rank the literature they have studied so far this school year.  The rankings will include review of each piece.

3/21 – SAT Vocabulary:  List 6 or 7 is posted in the Google Classroom.  Students are to write a sentence for each word.  DUE 3/23  TEST 3/29

3/23 – NO SCHOOL:  UIL District Academic Meet

3/24 – SAT Vocabulary:  List 6 or 7 is posted in the Google Classroom.  Students are to write a sentence for each word.  DUE Today  TEST 3/29

March 3

March 5 – 9

AP English Lit & English IV

3/5  Literary Term of the Week:  oxymoron; Research Papers – students will finalize their papers and works cited page; DUE Tomorrow

3/6 – 3/8  Macbeth – students will watch the movie version of Shakespeare’s play

3/9  Students will work in groups to create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Shakespeare’s play to the movie version of Macbeth

 

Spring Break is here!!! Everyone enjoy some quiet rest! See you on the 20th!

February 26

February 26 – March 2

AP English Lit

2/26 – Literary Term of the Week:  nemesis; Research Paper – students will continue researching and writing; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

2/27 & 28 – Research Paper – students will continue researching and writing; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

3/1 – Research Paper – we will review the revision and editing process; students will begin the process on a classmate’s paper

3/2 – Research Paper – students will work through revision and editing of their own paper; Final Drafts are DUE Tuesday

English IV

2/26 – Literary Term of the Week:  nemesis; Research Paper – we will work through the Texext process of writing body paragraphs focusing on explaining how quotes and research support the main ideas of the paper

2/27 & 28- Research Paper – students will continue following the Texext process of writing as they complete their research papers; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

3/1 – Research Paper – we will review the revision and editing process; students will begin the process on a classmate’s paper

3/2 – Research Paper – students will work through revision and editing of their own paper; Final Drafts are DUE Tuesday

February 20

February 19 – 23

AP English Lit

2/19:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/20:  Literary Term of the Week:  Motif; Research Paper Project – individual conferencing on research notecards, refresher on writing thesis statements; Thesis Statement DUE Tomorrow

2/21:  Research Paper Project – review how and why to build an outline, conference with each student on thesis statements; Outline DUE Tomorrow

2/22:  Research Paper Project – review basic structure of introductory paragraphs, conference with each student on their outlines; Introductory paragraphs DUE Monday

2/23:  Research Paper Project – students will continue researching and writing their introductions; Introductory paragraphs DUE Monday

English IV

2/19:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/20:  Literary Term of the Week:  Motif; Research Paper Project – students will have one-on-one conferences to review their preliminary outlines and continue research process; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/21:  Research Paper Project – Students will begin writing their introductory paragraphs (hook, bridge, background, thesis); Introductory paragraphs DUE Tomorrow; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/22:  Research Paper Project – Students will work through the TEXEXT process of paragraph writing and continue research process; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/23:  SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST; Research Paper Project – Students will continue researching and writing