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

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 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.

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.