October 14

Week 9: October 16-20

AP English Lit

10/16 – Literary Term of the Week:  archetype – students’ literary term of the week document is DUE 10/19; SAT Vocabulary List 3 will be posted in the Google Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context DUE 10/20; “Oedipus Rex” Socratic Seminar debrief; Assign 3-5 page literary analysis research paper DUE 10/27

10/17 –  Comma Rules; Sentences vs Comma Splice/Run-On/Fragments

10/18 -Students will work on literary analysis research paper

10/19 – Students will continue working on literary analysis research paper

10/20 – NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

English IV

10/16 – Literary Term of the Week:  archetype – students’ literary term of the week document is DUE 10/19;SAT Vocabulary List 3 will be posted in the Google Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context DUE 10/20; Assign Career Research Project DUE 10/19

10/17 – Students will work on Career Research Project DUE 10/19

10/18 – Students will continue working on Career Research Project DUE Tomorrow

10/19 – Based upon their career research project, students will begin their College/Military Research Pennant Project DUE 10/24

10/20 – NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

October 7

Week 8: October 9-13

AP English Lit

10/9:  Literary Term of the Week:  apostrophe; Students will continue reading and discussing Oedipus Rex (lines 592-1033) and responding to online discussion questions.

10/10:  Students will continue reading and discussing Oedipus Rex (lines 1034-1258) and responding to online discussion questions.

10/11:  Students will continue reading and discussing Oedipus Rex (lines 1259-1729) and begin preparing for Socratic Seminar.

10/12:  Students will continue preparing for Socratic Seminar as they work through potential discussion topics and grading rubric.

10/13:  Students will participate in a Socratic Seminar over Oedipus Rex.

English IV

10/9:  Literary Term of the Week:  apostrophe; Students will take Vocabulary Test over the SAT words List Two.

10/10: 3rd & 4th Periods – DEAR Day; 7th Period – Review of “The Canterbury Tales” and their in-class presentations

10/11:  Sentence Structure Trashketball review

10/12: Nine week Grammar review over parts of speech, coordinating conjunctions, analogies, and sentence structure; TEST Friday

10/13: Nine Week Grammar TEST

October 1

Week 7: October 2 – 6

AP English Lit

10/2 – 5th Period:  “The Canterbury Tales” Test; “Oedipus Rex” study begins – Students will begin reading the play (1st period: lines 1-231) and responding to online discussion questions.

10/3 – ACT Testing Day

10/4 – Half Day; Students will read “Oedipus Rex” (lines 1-231) and respond to online discussion questions.

10/5 – Students will continue reading “Oedipus Rex” (lines 232-592) and responding to  online discussion questions.

10/6 – SAT List 2 Vocabulary Test; Students will continue reading “Oedipus Rex”  (lines 593-1033) and responding to online discussion questions.

English IV

10/2 – Students will continue “Canterbury Tales” presentations.

10/3 – ACT Testing Day; 7th period continue presentations

10/4 – Half Day; Students will complete presentations and/or study for Test

10/5 – 3rd & 4th period:  Students will review for “The Canterbury Tales” and SAT Vocabulary List 2 Tests; 7th period:  continue presentations

10/6 – 3rd & 4th period:  “The Canterbury Tales” Test – Vocabulary Test Monday; 7th period:  finish presentations – Vocabulary Test Monday

September 22

Week 6: September 25 – 29

AP English Lit

9/25-26 – Literary Term of the Week: anthropomorphism; SAT Vocabulary List 2 will be posted in the Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context; Students will continue presenting their Pilgrim Projects

9/27 – Wrap-up and Review of all Canterbury Tales projects in preparation for TEST on Friday.

9/28 – Grammar:  Sentence Fragments, Run-Ons, Comma Splices; Students will take notes on identifying errors in sentence construction in order to identify and edit such errors on their own.  Canterbury Tales TEST tomorrow.

9/29 – Canterbury Tales TEST

English IV

9/25-26 -Literary Term of the Week: anthropomorphism; SAT Vocabulary List 2 will be posted in the Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context; Students will continue working on their Pilgrim Projects to be presented this week to the class.

9/27-29 – Students will present their Pilgrim Projects to the class.

September 15

Week 5: September 18 – 22

AP English Lit

9/18-20 – Students will work with their partner researching, compiling, and creating their lesson for “The Canterbury Tales” Pilgrim Project

9/21-22 – Students will present their Pilgrim Project as they teach the class their chosen tale

English IV

9/18 – Grammar Monday:  Sentence Structure – Students will review the 4 types of sentences, separate pre-constructed sentences into correct groupings, and then edit sentences for correct punctuation in creating various types of sentences.

9/19 – “The Canterbury Tales” – Students will take notes on an overview of the narrator and some of the pilgrims before they choose their pilgrim to study in-depth.

9/20-22 – “The Canterbury Tales” – Students will work with their partner researching, compiling, and creating their lesson to teach the class next week.

September 10

Week 4: September 11-15

AP English Lit

9/11 – Background Presentation on Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales; students will use Cornell Notes method for notetaking

9/12 – Overview of The Canterbury Tales Prologue and the Pilgrim Project

9/13 – Students will choose a partner and read the prologue together as they choose a pilgrim to research, study, and present

9/14 – Students will read their chosen pilgrim’s tale and begin work on the Pilgrim Project; SAT Vocabulary List 1 TEST tomorrow; Universal Screener tomorrow

9/15 – SAT Vocabulary List 1 TEST; Universal Screener

English IV

9/11 – Integrated Language Skills:  Students will use coordinating conjunctions to combine sentences for more effective flow in writing. pg 67

9/12 – Background Presentation on Geoffrey Chaucer; students will use Cornell Notes method for notetaking

9/13 – Overview of The Canterbury Tales Prologue and the Pilgrim Project

9/14 – Students will choose a partner and read the prologue together as they choose a pilgrim to research, study, and present; SAT Vocabulary List 1 TEST tomorrow; Universal Screener tomorrow

9/15 – SAT Vocabulary List 1 TEST; Universal Screener

September 8

Beowulf Song Project

The seniors summarized the epic “Beowulf” today in song. I have posted the videos of all the groups today on my youtube channel.  Go to Youtube and search Gay Noble or click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnyFWd8fbxvxot9-O4wF0NQ

We had such a fun day!  Thank you for sharing your students with me!

September 3

Week 3: September 4 – 8

AP English Lit & English IV

9/4 – NO SCHOOL/Labor Day

9/5 – Review lecture on Epics; Introduce Beowulf Song Project; Begin working in groups for project presentation

9/6 – Group Work for project presentations tomorrow (1/2 of test grade); TEST Friday

9/7 – Beowulf Song Projects presented; TEST tomorrow

9/8 – Beowulf TEST

August 27

Week 3: August 28-September 1

AP English Lit:

8/28 – Beowulf Introduction focusing on the Epic and the Epic Hero

8/29 – Beowulf:  read and discuss pages 1-15; Respond to classroom discussion question and comment on classmate’s response

8/30 – Beowulf:  continue reading and discussing epic poem (5th period read lines 398-835); continue responding and commenting in online discussion

8/31 – Beowulf:  continue reading and discussing epic poem; continue responding and commenting in online discussion

9/1 – Beowulf:  continue reading and discussing epic poem; continue responding and commenting in online discussion; Finish reading the narrative poem and completing online discussion requirements by Tuesday 9/5.

English IV:

8/28 – Parts of Speech Overview; Trashketball Review using sentences focused on achievements by women throughout history

8/29 – Beowulf Introduction focusing on the Epic and the Epic Hero

8/30 – Beowulf:  read and discuss pages 40-48 as a class; online discussion questions

8/31 – Beowulf:  read and discuss pages 49-56 as a class; online discussion questions

9/1 – Beowulf:  read and discuss pages 56-64 as a class; online discussion questions

August 18

Week 2: August 21-25

AP English Lit:

8/21 – Students will begin their Animal Farm project, “Using the Power of Rhetoric to Inspire Others.”  Inspirational Speeches:  As a class, students will listen to MLK Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech and compare and contrast it with Old Major’s speech from the book.

8/22 – The Art of Rhetoric:  We will review rhetorical devices for the students to find in speeches they choose from the following:  FDR’s speech on Pearl Harbor, GWB’s speech on 9/11, Obama’s inaugural speech, and Obama’s speech on the murder of bin Laden.

8/23 & 24 – Rhetorical Speech:  Students will choose their topic and write their own 2-3 minute rhetorical speech to give in class on Friday.

8/25 – Present Rhetorical Speeches.

 

English IV:

8/21 – The Old English and Medieval Periods:  Students will review the history of the time period for a foundation of the works we will be studying.  Anthology pgs 2-13 Students will create groups to discuss the questions “What is the relationship between place and literature?” “How does literature shape or reflect society?” and “What is the relationship of the writer to tradition?”

8/22 & 23 – Coat of Arms:  Students will research Coat of Arms from the Middle Ages and then create their own Coat of Arms revealing the characteristics they view in themselves and their families.

8/24 – Earthly Exile, Heavenly Home:  As a class, students will read the following poems:  “The Seafarer”, “The Wanderer”, and “The Wife’s Lament.”

8/25 – Earthly Exile, Heavenly Home:  Students will identify rhythm, caesura, and kennings in the poetry as they analyze the works.