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

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

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

 

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.