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

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.

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

 

November 5

Week 12: November 6 – 10

AP English Lit

11/6 – Literary Term of the Week:  conceit; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is up on Google Classroom – assignment is DUE Friday 11/10; NaNoWriMo:  Creating Conflict – We will review the different types of conflict both internal and external as students continue working through the preparation work for their novella.

11/7 – NaNoWriMo:  Plot Summary – We will review the various steps of organizing a plot before the students begin writing the outline of their novella.  Outlines are DUE Thursday.

11/8 – NaNoWriMo:  Plot Summary – Students will continue working on the outline of their novella through one-on-one conferencing.  Outlines DUE tomorrow.

11/9 – NaNoWriMo:  Writing Dialogue – Students will review the mechanics of writing dialogue.  Students will begin writing their novella (8,000 words).  Novella is DUE 12/15.

11/10 – NaNoWriMo:  Students will continue writing their novella (8,000 words). Novella is DUE 12/15.

English Lit

11/6 – Literary Term of the Week:  conceit; SAT Vocabulary List 4 is up on Google Classroom – assignment is DUE Friday 11/10; Texas Writing Workshop – one-on-one conferencing about plot diagram as students begin writing their short stories.  Stories need to be between 2,000-3,000 words.   Final draft DUE 11/14

11/7 – Students will continue writing their short stories.  Stories need to be between 2,000-3,000 words. Final Draft DUE 11/14

11/8 – Students will continue writing their short stories.  Stories need to be between 2,000-3,000 words.  Final Draft DUE 11/14

11/9 – Students will continue writing their short stories.  Stories need to be between 2,000-3,000 words.  SAT Vocabulary List 4 assignment is DUE tomorrow.

11/10 – Students will share their short stories with a classmate making any needed revisions or edits.  Stories need to be between 2,000-3,000 words  Final Draft DUE 11/14

October 30

Week 11: October 30 – November 3

AP English Lit

10/30 – Literary Term of the Week:  connotation; Non-Fiction Close Reading for Halloween:  “Horror Movies – Are they “horror”ible or hilarious?”  Students will read and annotate the article “Why we crave horror movies” by Stephen King and then analyze King’s technique and craft; Finally, students will be introduced to two-line horror stories and write their own.

10/31 – Students will take notes over the horror genre and then share/read their two-line horror stories.

11/1 – Half Day of School!  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo):  Students will register for the class NaNoWriMo with their intent for their novella and begin considering good vs bad novels.

11/2 – NaNoWriMo:  Students will identify types of characters in a novel and create complex characters for their novel.

11/3 – NaNoWriMo:  Students will understand the importance of creating conflict; identify internal vs external conflicts and how conflict engages readers.

English IV

10/30 – Literary Term of the Week:  connotation; Non-Fiction Close Reading for Halloween:  “Horror Movies – Are they “horror”ible or hilarious?”  Students will read and annotate the article “Why we crave horror movies” by Stephen King and then analyze King’s technique and craft; Finally, students will be introduced to two-line horror stories and write their own.

10/31 – Students will take notes over the horror genre and then share/read their two-line horror stories.

11/1 – Half Day of School!  Students will work through revision/editing process on their personal essay.  Essay DUE Friday 11/3.

11/2 – Texas Writing Workshop:  Students will work through the steps of writing a short story.  pgs 214-216  Topic and setting will be chosen. Personal Essay DUE Tomorrow.

11/3 – Texas Writing Workshop:  Students will work through character mapping and a story chart for their short story.