April 2

April 2 – 6

AP English Lit

4/2  Literary Term of the Week:  pathetic fallacy; Poetry Unit:  Review writing literary analysis for poetry; students will write an analysis for the poem “Famous.”  DUE Friday

4/3  Poetry Unit:  “Seven Ages of Man”  Students will watch a video reading of the Shakespeare poem and then begin a close reading by working through the nine steps to read poetry.  Students will work through analysis questions of the poem on their own in preparation for class discussion tomorrow.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Friday.

4/4  Poetry Unit:  “Seven Ages of Man”  Students will join in a class discussion of the poem based upon their analysis.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Friday.

4/5  Poetry Unit:  Students will read “O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman and condense the poem into one sentence and the answer into another after discussing the meaning behind the poet’s words.  Literary Analysis of “Famous” is DUE Tomorrow.

4/6  Poetry Unit:  Poetry Terms Quiz; Students will watch some spoken word presentations on video and receive the Poetry Cafe assignment for next Friday.

English IV

4/2  Literary Term of the Week:  pathetic fallacy; Poetry Unit:  “Miniver Cheevy” students will read the poem as a close and then, in small groups begin a close reading by working through the nine steps to read poetry.  Students will then work through analysis questions of the poem in preparation for class discussion tomorrow.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/3  Poetry Unit:  “Miniver Cheevy” class discussion  based upon yesterday’s group analysis of the poem.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/4  Poetry Unit:  Students will read and write haikus.  Poetry terms QUIZ on Friday.

4/5  Poetry Unit:  Students will receive topics about which to write acrostic poems.  Poetry terms QUIZ tomorrow.

4/6  Poetry Unit:  Poetry Terms Quiz; students will watch some spoken word presentations on video and receive the Poetry Cafe assignment for next Friday.

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

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

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 8

January 8 – 12

AP English Lit

1/8:  Literary Term of the Week – hubris; Shakespeare Background Presentations – students present background information as foundation to the study of Macbeth

1/9:  Shakespeare Background Presentations – students will continue to present background information as foundation to the study of Macbeth; Macbeth – students will begin reading Act I; Think About it Thursday poetry analysis essay is DUE tomorrow

1/10:  Macbeth – students will complete reading Act I and begin answering online discussion questions

1/11:  Digital Citizenship – students will work in groups to discuss the term and create a working definition before watching video on the term; Macbeth – students will finish answering online discussion questions

1/12:  Digital Citizenship – students will finish watching video and will create a slide for the presentation on Upstanders; Macbeth – students will finish answering online discussion questions.

English IV

1/8:  Literary Term of the Week – hubris; Macbeth – students will begin reading Act I and answering online discussion questions

1/9:  Macbeth – students will complete reading Act I and continue answering online discussion questions; Think About it Thursday journal response is DUE tomorrow

1/10:  Macbeth – students will review Act I and finish answering online discussion questions.

1/11:   Digital Citizenship – students will work in groups to discuss the term and create a working definition before watching video on the term; Macbeth – students will create a Venn diagram concerning the reactions of Macbeth and Banquo to the witches and their predictions

1/12:  Digital Citizenship – students will finish watching video and will create a slide for the presentation on Upstanders; Macbeth – students will complete their online questions to Act I

January 4

January 4 -5

AP English Lit

1/4:  Think About it Thursday Journal:  Students will begin writing an essay each week analyzing poetry focusing on purpose, connotation, attitude, shifts, theme, and tone.  A new poem will be posted in the Google classroom each Thursday and the essay (written in their journals) will be due the following Wednesday.  Analysis essays will be accepted late for a maximum score of 70, but only for one week.  After the week’s grace, the score is a 0.

Shakespeare Background Research:  Students will be divided into groups/topics for background study as we prepare to explore Macbeth.  Students will be teaching foundational material to the class on Monday.

1/5:  Students will work on their background research project in preparation for teaching on Monday.

English IV

1/4:  Think About it Thursday Journal:  We will be reviewing expectations and grading procedures for the weekly journaling assignment.  There is a new quote given each Thursday that the students are supposed to reflect upon and write a paragraph (cohesive group of 5-7 sentences) sharing their thoughts.  The paragraph is due the following Wednesday.  Paragraph reflections will be accepted late for a maximum score of 70, but only for one week.  After the week’s grace, the score is a 0.

1/5:  Shakespeare & Macbeth background will be shared in preparation for the reading and studying of the play.

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