March 3

March 5 – 9

AP English Lit & English IV

3/5  Literary Term of the Week:  oxymoron; Research Papers – students will finalize their papers and works cited page; DUE Tomorrow

3/6 – 3/8  Macbeth – students will watch the movie version of Shakespeare’s play

3/9  Students will work in groups to create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Shakespeare’s play to the movie version of Macbeth

 

Spring Break is here!!! Everyone enjoy some quiet rest! See you on the 20th!

February 26

February 26 – March 2

AP English Lit

2/26 – Literary Term of the Week:  nemesis; Research Paper – students will continue researching and writing; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

2/27 & 28 – Research Paper – students will continue researching and writing; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

3/1 – Research Paper – we will review the revision and editing process; students will begin the process on a classmate’s paper

3/2 – Research Paper – students will work through revision and editing of their own paper; Final Drafts are DUE Tuesday

English IV

2/26 – Literary Term of the Week:  nemesis; Research Paper – we will work through the Texext process of writing body paragraphs focusing on explaining how quotes and research support the main ideas of the paper

2/27 & 28- Research Paper – students will continue following the Texext process of writing as they complete their research papers; Rough Drafts DUE Thursday

3/1 – Research Paper – we will review the revision and editing process; students will begin the process on a classmate’s paper

3/2 – Research Paper – students will work through revision and editing of their own paper; Final Drafts are DUE Tuesday

February 20

February 19 – 23

AP English Lit

2/19:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/20:  Literary Term of the Week:  Motif; Research Paper Project – individual conferencing on research notecards, refresher on writing thesis statements; Thesis Statement DUE Tomorrow

2/21:  Research Paper Project – review how and why to build an outline, conference with each student on thesis statements; Outline DUE Tomorrow

2/22:  Research Paper Project – review basic structure of introductory paragraphs, conference with each student on their outlines; Introductory paragraphs DUE Monday

2/23:  Research Paper Project – students will continue researching and writing their introductions; Introductory paragraphs DUE Monday

English IV

2/19:  NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

2/20:  Literary Term of the Week:  Motif; Research Paper Project – students will have one-on-one conferences to review their preliminary outlines and continue research process; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/21:  Research Paper Project – Students will begin writing their introductory paragraphs (hook, bridge, background, thesis); Introductory paragraphs DUE Tomorrow; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/22:  Research Paper Project – Students will work through the TEXEXT process of paragraph writing and continue research process; SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST Friday

2/23:  SAT Vocabulary List 6 TEST; Research Paper Project – Students will continue researching and writing

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.