December 8

Week 16: December 11 – 15

AP English Lit

12/11:  Literary Term of the Week – foil; Heart of Darkness – Students will participate in discussion over Part III; NaNoWriMo novellas are DUE Wednesday

12/12:  Heart of Darkness – Students will answer AP style multiple choice questions over the novella; NaNoWriMo novellas are DUE tomorrow

12/13:  Heart of Darkness – Students will write a timed essay from a chosen prompt.

12/14:  Students will participate in a class discussion reviewing all novels and plays read this semester.

12/15:  Students will review novel choices for personal study next semester and choose their favorite.

English IV

12/11:  Literary Term of the Week – foil; Unit 2 Review – TEST Wednesday

12/12:  Unit 2 Review – TEST Tomorrow

12/13:  Unit 2 TEST

12/14:  Semester Review for Final

12/15:  Semester Review for Final

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 13

Week 13: November 13 – 17

AP English Lit

11/13:  Literary Term of the Week – dystopia; NaNoWriMo – students will continue writing their novellas and begin charting their word count progress; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday

11/14:  NaNoWriMo – students will continue writing their novellas and chart their word count progress; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday

11/15:  Word of the Day Matching; NaNoWriMo – students will continue writing their novellas and chart their word count progress; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday

11/16:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Review for TEST tomorrow

11/17:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST; students will continue writing their novellas and chart their word count progress

English IV

11/13:  Literary Term of the Week – dystopia; Students will read one another’s short stories in partner groups and chart one another’s plot outlines and work through steps of revision and editing; Short stories are DUE Tomorrow 11/14; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday 11/17

11/14:  Short Story Celebration and Reading in class; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday 11/17

11/15:  Word of the Day Matching; SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST Friday 11/17

11/16:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 Review for TEST Tomorrow

11/17:  SAT Vocabulary List 4 TEST

 

October 20

Week 10: October 23-27

AP English Lit

10/23:  Literary Term of the Week – catharsis; Vocabulary SAT List 3 Test on Friday;

10/24:  Band Competition at Pine Tree; students who are in class will work on their literary analysis research paper – Rough Drafts due tomorrow and Final Drafts DUE Friday 10/27

10/25:  Students will work through the revision and editing steps on their rough drafts of the literary analysis research papers which are DUE Friday 10/27

10/26:  Students will begin prep work for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by reading the beginning of a YA novel, critiquing the writing style and character development, and outlining the rest of the story; Research Papers DUE Tomorrow

10/27:  Students will take the Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST; Students will work through an outlining exercise for their novel which will be written during NaNoWriMo

English IV

10/23:Literary Term of the Week – catharsis; Vocabulary SAT List 3 Test on Friday; Students will begin the College Research Project DUE 10/25

10/24:  Band Competition at Pine Tree; students who are in class will use their time to continue work on their College Research Project DUE Tomorrow 10/25

10/25:  Students will work through the application for the Common App or Apply Texas; including the college application essay –

10/26:  Students will write a rough draft of their college essay from their outline; Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST Tomorrow

10/27:  Students will take the Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST; Students will work through the revision and editing process on their rough drafts of their college application essay DUE Monday

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

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.