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

February 12

February 12 – 16

AP English Lit

2/12 – Literary Term of the Week:  metonymy; Macbeth:  AP Open Response Practice Essay – In a well-organized essay, students will discuss the ways in which Banquo serves as a foil to Macbeth.  They will draw evidence from the play to support their assertions.

2/13 – Macbeth:  AP Practice Multiple Choice Test – students will take the AP Practice Test over Macbeth

2/14 – Research Paper Introduction:  students will receive due dates and an overview for entirety of project; Macbeth:  students will receive their graded M/C tests for review and clarification on missed answers.

2/15 – Research Paper Introduction:  students will receive clarification on possible topics for research; Topic choice DUE tomorrow

2/16 – Research Paper:  students will take notes on how to begin research, create notecards, and build a bibliography

English IV

2/12 – Literary Term of the Week:  metonymy; Research Paper Introduction:  students will receive an overview of the research project along with due dates for the entirety of the project; students will begin researching possible topics to research

2/13 – Research Paper:  Students will continue exploring possible research topics which are DUE tomorrow; students will take notes on how to begin research, create notecards, and build a bibliography

2/14 – Research Paper:  Topic choices DUE; students will take notes on how to cite sources within a paper

2/15 – Research Paper:  Students will take notes on how to write a proper and effective thesis statement and then practice writing them; Thesis Statements DUE Tomorrow

2/16 – Research Paper:  Students will take notes on how to outline and then practice outlining from sample thesis statements; Outline DUE Tuesday 2/20

February 5

February 5 – 9

AP English Lit

2/5:  Literary Term of the Week – Malapropism; Macbeth – Students will read Act V Scenes 1-4 and begin preparing for Socratic Seminar on Thursday and Friday

2/6:  Macbeth – Students will read Act V scenes 5-8 and begin preparing for Socratic Seminar on Thursday and Friday

2/7:  Macbeth – Review Act V and prepare for Socratic Seminar

2/8:  Macbeth – Socratic Seminar Round I

2/9:  Macbeth – Socratic Seminar Round II; TEST Tuesday

English IV

2/5:  Literary Term of the Week – Malapropism; Macbeth – Students will read Act V Scenes 1-8

2/6:  Macbeth -Students will review Act V and play as a whole; TEST on Thursday

2/7: Macbeth – Students will play Bingo in review for TEST tomorrow

2/8:  Macbeth – TEST

2/9:  SAT Vocabulary LIST 6 – Students will create original sentences which clearly lead the reader to an understanding of the word’s definition based upon context for each of the 20 words.

January 29

January 29 – February 2

AP English Lit

1/29 – Literary Term of the Week:  Malapropism; Macbeth:  Act III Review assignment in the Google Classroom

1/30 – 100th Day of School!!!  Creative Writing:  write a 100 word short story, poem, or song.

1/31 – Macbeth:  Act IV Students will read scenes 1 & 2

2/1 – Macbeth:  Act IV Students will read scene 3; Review for Quiz over Acts III & IV tomorrow

2/2 – Macbeth:  Quiz over Acts III & IV

English IV

1/29 – Literary Term of the Week:  Malapropism; Macbeth:  Act III Review assignment in the Google Classroom

1/30 – 100th Day of School!!!Creative Writing:  write a 100 word short story, poem, or song.

1/31 – Macbeth:  Act IV Students will read scenes 1 & 2

2/1 – Macbeth:  Act IV Students will read scene 3

2/2 – Macbeth:  Act IV review assignment in the Google Classroom

January 20

January 22 – 26

AP English Lit

1/22 – Literary Term of the Week:  hyperbole; Macbeth:  Quiz over Acts I & II

1/23 – Macbeth:  Students will begin reading Act III

1/24 – Macbeth:  Students will finish reading Act III and begin studying literary elements in Act III and answering online discussion questions and responding to classmates’ answers.

1/25 – Macbeth:  Students will finish studying literary elements in Act III and answering online discussion questions and responding to classmates’ answers.

1/26 – Digital Citizenship:  Students will focus on strategies to manage/balance time online

English IV

1/22 – Literary Term of the Week:  hyperbole; Macbeth:  Students will begin reading Act III

1/23 – Macbeth:  Students will finish reading Act III

1/24 – Macbeth:  Students will begin a study on literary elements in Act III

1/25 – Macbeth:  Students will finish the study on literary elements in Act III

1/26 – Digital Citizenship:  Students will focus on strategies to manage/balance time online

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.