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

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.

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 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