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 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.

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.

 

October 20

Week 10: October 23-27

AP English Lit

10/23:  Literary Term of the Week – catharsis; Vocabulary SAT List 3 Test on Friday;

10/24:  Band Competition at Pine Tree; students who are in class will work on their literary analysis research paper – Rough Drafts due tomorrow and Final Drafts DUE Friday 10/27

10/25:  Students will work through the revision and editing steps on their rough drafts of the literary analysis research papers which are DUE Friday 10/27

10/26:  Students will begin prep work for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by reading the beginning of a YA novel, critiquing the writing style and character development, and outlining the rest of the story; Research Papers DUE Tomorrow

10/27:  Students will take the Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST; Students will work through an outlining exercise for their novel which will be written during NaNoWriMo

English IV

10/23:Literary Term of the Week – catharsis; Vocabulary SAT List 3 Test on Friday; Students will begin the College Research Project DUE 10/25

10/24:  Band Competition at Pine Tree; students who are in class will use their time to continue work on their College Research Project DUE Tomorrow 10/25

10/25:  Students will work through the application for the Common App or Apply Texas; including the college application essay –

10/26:  Students will write a rough draft of their college essay from their outline; Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST Tomorrow

10/27:  Students will take the Vocabulary SAT List 3 TEST; Students will work through the revision and editing process on their rough drafts of their college application essay DUE Monday

October 14

Week 9: October 16-20

AP English Lit

10/16 – Literary Term of the Week:  archetype – students’ literary term of the week document is DUE 10/19; SAT Vocabulary List 3 will be posted in the Google Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context DUE 10/20; “Oedipus Rex” Socratic Seminar debrief; Assign 3-5 page literary analysis research paper DUE 10/27

10/17 –  Comma Rules; Sentences vs Comma Splice/Run-On/Fragments

10/18 -Students will work on literary analysis research paper

10/19 – Students will continue working on literary analysis research paper

10/20 – NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

English IV

10/16 – Literary Term of the Week:  archetype – students’ literary term of the week document is DUE 10/19;SAT Vocabulary List 3 will be posted in the Google Classroom – students are to write a sentence for each word where the reader will understand the definition of the word based on context DUE 10/20; Assign Career Research Project DUE 10/19

10/17 – Students will work on Career Research Project DUE 10/19

10/18 – Students will continue working on Career Research Project DUE Tomorrow

10/19 – Based upon their career research project, students will begin their College/Military Research Pennant Project DUE 10/24

10/20 – NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day

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.