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 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

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

 

November 27

Week 14: November 27 – December 1

AP English Lit:

11/27 – Literary Term of the Week:  Epithet; NaNoWriMo – Students will continue writing their novella and logging word count.  8,000 word story is DUE 12/13.

11/28 – SAT Vocabulary List 5 – Students will write a sentence for each word where the definition of the word is completely understood based on context.  Sentences DUE Friday, Dec 1st.  NaNoWriMo – Students will continue writing their novella.  8,000 word story is DUE 12/13.

11/29 – NaNoWriMo – Students will continue writing their novella.  8,000 word story is DUE 12/13.

11/30 – NaNoWriMo – Students will continue writing their novella.  8,000 word story is DUE 12/13.

12/1 – NaNoWriMo – Students will continue writing their novella.  8,000 word story is DUE 12/13.  Students will receive a copy of Heart of Darkness and read Part I for class discussion Monday.

English IV

11/27 – Literary Term of the Week:  Epithet; SAT Vocabulary List 5 – Students will write a sentence for each word where the definition of the word is completely understood based on context.  Sentences DUE Friday, Dec 1st.; Literature Unit 2 The English Renaissance Period – Students will work in groups answering the Essential Questions and then sharing discoveries with the class introducing the unit to be studied.

11/28 – Spenser & Sidney Sonnets – Students will understand and analyze a Petrarchan and Spenserian sonnet and then read sonnets from different authors.  Students will do a comparison and contrast of various sonnets and also analyze conceits in each. SAT Vocabulary List 5 Sentences DUE Friday.

11/29 – Shakespearean Sonnets – Students will take notes on William Shakespeare and then learn the ways Shakespeare changed the sonnet form.  Students will read several sonnets and complete graphic organizer identifying both situation/problem and conclusion/solution included in the sonnets read. SAT Vocabulary List 5 Sentences DUE Friday.

11/30 – Students will write a sonnet following Shakespeare’s form. SAT Vocabulary List 5 Sentences DUE tomorrow.

12/1 – Students will read “Writing Lesson:  Expository Text” on page 280 in literature book and complete graphic organizer over one of Shakespeare’s sonnets for a literary analysis essay.

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