10R Humanities Block "Work for the Week" 2009-2010 

 

  Any work "in the future" is tentative based on circumstances that may be beyond my control. Do not "go ahead a week or two" in the work on this page!  This page is updated weekly.
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FIRST QUARTER:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN (ALT)*
Second Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN Regents week  (ALT)*
Third Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE,  (ALT)*
Fourth Quarter:    WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE   

 

 

Accommodation for Special Education

      Alternative assignments (signified by an "Alt" in the work for the week) are only provided for students who legitimately do not have access to the media under study or through direct collaboration with resource teachers: they will be accepted in lieu of other work only when a student, parent, or resource teacher has arranged the substitution with the instructor prior to the due date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

  Monday WEEK ONE Objective is to:
September  8 Tuesday Welcome Back! Topics-- Agenda's, Seating, Lockers, Class Rules, The Website and Assignment Numbers, Grading, About Me, Notebook, Curriculum, ParticipationIntroductory Index Cards.

Humanities Block Advantage: because we meet for two periods every other day, The second period will often be available for you to complete assignments you were not able to complete the previous day-- you are responsible to complete the assignments listed each week according to their due date.  Where no due date is indicated, it is due the same day but may be completed for HW. The phrase, "I'll work on it at home" results in a lower participation grade.

You are responsible to copy the following assignments into your notebook with the date and check them off as you complete them. If you are absent on the first day of the week you may print out the work for the week and bring it with you, otherwise, you are expected to copy the your week's assignments in class.

Complete the first HW assignment HERE review with your parents and then return the bottom portion completed. Due Friday 11th. (1.1 Check as done r). 

HB A day

Worksheet "Why We Read" (1.2 Check as done r). 

Worksheet "What's Missing?" (1.3 Check as done r). 

 

Objective is to review class rules and curriculum and ensure parental contact ELA Standard 1

 

9 Wednesday "Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes in the writing section of your notebook-- "What event in school most shaped your attitude to school? How old were you?"

Review notes on setting Smart Goals -- Create three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself (first for this quarter, second for the year, and lastly for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T. due Friday at the start of class (1.4 Check as done r

 

HB B day  

Worksheet "Why We Read" (1.2 Check as done r). 

Worksheet "What's Missing?" (1.3 Check as done r). 

 

Objective is to present arguments with reference to specific criteria that support the argument ELA Standard 3

 

10 Thursday "Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "How can another person's opinion influence your opinion?"

Reading and notes on HOW TO READ  then read "Australia--"Complete assignment "Guide to Notes" and "More than Facts" Due Monday(1.5 Check as done r). 

HB A day

Work on Smart Goals & Worksheet "Filling in Famous Quotations?" (1.5 Check as done r). 

Objective is to review the interaction of ELA Standard 2 and 3 toward addressing our first literature of the year.

 

 

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Friday "Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "What does 'my best effort' really mean?"

Turn in all work due including final version of three S.M.A.R.T. goals and "Filling in Famous Quotations?" Work outstanding assignments Due Monday.  Prepare for notebook check.

 

HB B day  Complete work on Smart Goals & Worksheet "Filling in Famous Quotations?" (1.5 Check as done r). 
Continue practice of independent practice of the interaction of ELA Standard 2 and 3 toward addressing our first curriculum literature of the year.

 

 

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WEEK TWO

     
14 Monday Do Now: You are responsible to copy the following assignments into your notebook with the date and check them off as you complete them.

Assignment from Week One are due place them on my desk at the start of class-- be sure to have the Smart Goals for Surprise Notebook Test  Friday. Review Notebook Guidelines

Did you know that the 10 R TEXTBOOK is available under  Additional information at dropthemouse.com!

Literary Poster Assignment (2.1 Check as done r). 

Paraphrase notes on Romanticism see page 749in text.

Review Characterization see page 757in text.  

Begin reading log for Faust (758-770)

HB A day   Faust
Review   crucial literary tools for analysis in ELA Standards 2 and 3.
15 Tuesday "Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "Would you make a deal with Mephistopheles?"

Continue Faust

Work in pairs or threes to complete answer questions 1-8 page 770 in reading log-- complete sentences for Friday(2.2 Check as done r). 

HB B day   Faust

Given a scenario of a piece of literature with a number of literary elements the learner will evaluate cultural and historical movements through characterization. .

 

16 Wednesday "Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "What deal with Mephistopheles would you make?"


Faust Prepare for Surprise Notebook Test.

HB A day  Faust  Prepare for Surprise Notebook Test.

 

Students continue to evaluate cultural and historical movements through characterization
17 Thursday Complete work on Faust.

"Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "What stories are from the Brothers Grimm that you know?"

Faust and The Frog King  Read or listen to The Frog King (15min) and compare and contrast the conversations from Faust with the princess and the frog in a Venn Diagram. (2.3 Check as done r). 

 

HB B day Faust and The Frog King 
Students  diagram and compare cultural and historical movements in literature.
18 Friday Surprise Notebook Test be on time no passes --don't ask.

Literary Poster Assignment due Monday.

 HW Bring ID cards Monday to pick up Julius Caesar.

HB A day Faust and The Frog King

 

PARENT TEACHER "OPEN HOUSE" IS NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT IT IS DIFFERENT FROM PAST PARENT TEACHER NIGHTS. Parents follow their child's schedule and get a brief introduction to the teacher.

Students continue to diagram and compare cultural and historical movements in literature.

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WEEK THREE

     
21 Monday

Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "What would you do first you were suddenly made King or Queen with absolute power?"

Literary Poster Assignment due.

Faust and The Frog King compare and contrast due.

 

Pick up Julius Caesar in Library.   Introduction and begin reading….  Bring Julius Caesar Every Day

It is possible that we will meet in the Library with Mr. Smith This week to select topics for the

Humanities Block Research Project

Research topics and book titles will be reviewed with all students in week three / four topics approved/assigned (check with Global Studies Teacher)

HB  B day  Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:

 

As you view Frankenstein based on Mary Shelly’s novel, keep a character analysis for the doctor and the creature. This is worth three HW assignments.  If you miss it read it on line or at the library  (3.1 Check as done r). 

 

Students will learn to deal with unfamiliar words or words whose meanings have changed

unfamiliar word order

implied stage action and rhetoric.

 
22 Tuesday

Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes "What would you do first you were suddenly made a subject  to a King or Queen with absolute power?"

 

Reading….  Julius Caesar

HB  A day  Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:

 As you view Frankenstein based on Mary Shelly’s novel, keep a character analysis for the doctor and the creature. This is worth three HW assignments. If you miss it read it on line or at the library.

 

Students will learn to deal with unfamiliar words or words whose meanings have changed unfamiliar word order implied stage action and rhetoric

 
23 Wednesday

Do now" as assigned in class first few minutes Why is it the feeling of a story that begins with “It was a dark and stormy night…?”

Mr. G is being trained on the new grade book this morning.

Reading….  Julius Caesar will continue next week.

HB  B day   Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:

 

Students will learn to discuss friendship as a concept in their lives and as a major theme in the play. 
24 Thursday

Parent Teacher Night  "Classroom Style Presentation"

WFW changed due to illness for Thursday and Friday.

Copy notes on “prefixes” page 1141 ad through un for a quiz next week including examples SAT PREP  

HB A day- Read “I have visited again” page 773 and answer questions 1-5 in your reading log (notebook) as found on page 775 (3.2 Check as done r). 

 

Students will become familiar with prefix suffixes and roots.
25 Friday  Complete Making and Educated Guess  and How Writers Help You... (3.3 Worth two assignments check as done r due Wednesday). 

 

HB B day -Read “I have visited again” page 773 and answer questions 1-5 in your reading log (notebook) as found on page 775 (3.2 Check as done r). 

Students will become familiar with other ways to gather meaning..

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WEEK FOUR

   *INTERIM REPORTS*    
28 MONDAY No School  
29 TUESDAY Periods 1 and 3 --book selection---   for book report meet in class then go to Library.
Do now pick up letters and read them.

Two letters home to parents.  Awareness of on line textbook and required book (library or other) for humanities block project (4.1 and 4.2 Check as done r) Counts as Notebook Test grade Due Wednesday.

HB  A day  Introduction to    Humanities Block Research Project tools

This lesson encourages students to discuss friendship as a concept in their lives and as a major theme in the play

 

30 WEDNESDAY Reading….  Julius Caesar;  Quiz on Prefixes Making and Educated Guess  and How Writers Help You... are both due at start of class.

 

HB  B day    Introduction to Humanities Block Research Project tools
Students will continue to use the historical perspective to navigate an understanding of Julius Caesar 

 

October 1 THURSDAY Periods 1 and 3 Librarian's     --Introduction to Library and Develop Subtopics check with Mr. Smith! Humanities Block Research Project
HB  A day  Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:
Students will learn to limit topics through research.
2 FRIDAY Periods 1 and 3 first time doing research meet in class then go to Library. Humanities Block Research Project
HB  B day   Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:
Students will learn to limit topics through research.

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WEEK FIVE

     
5 MONDAY

 Do now:   What is a mental note? 

Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:     Due Friday.

HB  A day Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:
 
Students continue to evaluate thematic movements through characterization analysis.
6 TUESDAY Do now:  How does it feel to be interrupted?

Reading….  Julius Caesar; from page 22  Begin  JC Review Packet Act I (Each act counts as a quiz grade and may be collected as we read).

HB  B day   Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment: 

Students will continue to use the historical perspective to navigate an understanding of Julius Caesar 
7 WEDNESDAY

Do now:  What determines your future more, your action or inaction?

Reading….  Julius Caesar

HB  A day Work together on Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment:   

 
Students will continue to use the historical perspective to navigate an understanding of Julius Caesar 
8    THURSDAY Do now: How many symbols for night time can you list?

Reading….  Julius Caesar

HB  B day Work together on Characterization of Frankenstein Assignment: 

Students will continue to use the historical perspective to navigate an understanding of Julius Caesar 

9 FRIDAY

Do now: How long does it take you to actually complete a research worksheet page?

Periods 1 and 3 first time doing self directed research meet in class then go to Library.

All students are responsible for having a book, whether they purchase it or borrow it from a library by October 9th   Bring it to class today for our first "in class reading"  students will not be able to go to their lockers if they arrive unprepared (without a book) and an alternative assignment will be provided that may require additional time outside of class to complete. 

HB  A day   Quiet Reading 1 in Class for Book Report -- What is my PPM (How man pages per minute do you read?  How long will it take to complete my book?) assignment?

Students will continue to learn to limit topics through research as well as to evaluate sources.

 

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WEEK SIX

     
12 MONDAY No School Columbus Day  
13 TUESDAY Do now-- Log on and review the work for the week then create a free account at SAT PREP!

On your own,  review notes on “prefixes” page 1141 ad  through un for a quiz Friday including examples (for 10 points extra credit have index cards with the prefix on one side and the  definition with example on the other to turn in at the start of the quiz Friday.

Visit the SAT PREP   Sign up today! In the subscription type pick "SAT Deluxe" (and don't worry about the price there is a special group rate paid for by the school) and enter the code that the teacher gives you in class:TKN.3d174873 (CAPS COUNT!) Every Longwood student can create their own account!

Reading….  Julius Caesar and Work on worksheet together. 

HB  B  Quiet Reading in Class 1 for Book Report -- What is my PPM assignment?  (How man pages per minute do you read?  How long will it take to complete my book? Give the time in hours and minutes and turn in at end of period) (6.1 Check as done r)
Students will gain a deeper understanding of Brutus as a character and, perhaps, a new sense of skepticism about persuasive language and oratory.

 

14 WEDNESDAY Do now--  Would you rather live under a king or in a democracy?

Reading….  Julius Caesar

HB  A day   Quiet Reading in Class 2 for Book Report -- What is my PPM assignment? (How man pages per minute do you read?  How long will it take to complete my book? Give the time in hours and minutes and turn in at end of period) (6.1 Check as done r) 35 +35 = 1hr 10min
Students will gain a deeper understanding of Brutus as a character and, perhaps, a new sense of skepticism about persuasive language and oratory.
15 THURSDAY  

Do now--  Is it wrong to overthrow a tyrant?

Reading….  Julius Caesar

HB  B  Quiet Reading in Class 2  for Book Report 35 +35 = 1hr 10min

 

This lesson will allow students to identify Mark Antony's rhetorical brilliance which is found in his three major speeches in the second half
16 FRIDAY  

Do now--  Is Caesar a tyrant?  Explain how you know.

 

Quiz on Prefixes and work on Julius Caesar

HB  A  Quiet Reading in Class 3 for Book Report   +35 = 1hr 55min

 

This lesson will allow students to identify Mark Antony's rhetorical brilliance which is evident in his three major speeches

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WEEK SEVEN

     
19 MONDAY Do Now identify the speaker and importance of the the quotation--

But when I tell him he hates flatterers,
He says he does, being then most flattered. Ii

Reminder, missing assignment reports were handed out in week five-- you may now only turn those assignments in with a note from a parent acknowledging the lateness of each assignment.

If you missed the prefix quiz because of Olympic Night, reminder to make it up your first day back!

Book Report details distributed in class; Present your literary poster to the class; Both classes reading / work on JC worksheet packet.

HB  B  Quiet Reading in Class 3  for Book Report +35 = 1hr 55min

 

 

Standard 3 In reading JC students will study strategies designed to influence or persuade use visuals and technology to enhance presentation

 

20 TUESDAY

 

 

Do Now identify the speaker and importance of the the quotation--

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.

PERIOD 1 only   --- Quiet Reading in Class for Book Report  +35 = 2hr 30min

Period 3 Reading/ Work on JC Worksheet packet.

HB  A  Meet in 1102  work on Book Report or research project.  If you are not working on these you will not be working on a computer and will be given an alternative assignment.
 

 

Standard 2 Students will compare and contrast the treatment of literary elements by different speakers.

 

 

 

 

21 WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

Do Now identify the speaker and importance of the the quotation-- You blocks you stones

Both classes reading/ work on JC worksheet packet.

HB  B  Quiet Reading in Class 4 for Book Report   +35 = 2hr 30min

Standard 2 Students will articulate one or more perspectives, such as one's own and/or those of a special interest group, to summarize arguments on different sides of issue.

 

 

22 THURSDAY Do Now identify the speaker and importance of the the quotation--

 --Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved
Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and
die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live
all free men?

PERIOD 1 only   ---  HB  A  THE LAST Quiet Reading in Class 5 for Book Report  +35 = 3hr 5min

Period 3 Reading/ work on JC worksheet packet.

  HB  A  Meet in 1102  work on Book Report or research project.  If you are not working on these you will not be working on a computer and will be given an alternative assignment.

 

Standard 2 Students will express judgments and support them through references to the text, using direct quotations.

 

23 FRIDAY Do Now identify the speaker and importance of the the quotation-- 

....but were I Brutus,
And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony
Would ruffle up your spirits and put a tongue
In every wound of Caesar that should move
The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.

 

Both classes reading/ work on JC worksheet packet.

HB  B  THE LAST Quiet Reading in Class 5  for Book Report   +35 = 3hr 5min 

HW-- Complete reading for Monday meet in 1102

 

Standard 1 Students will analyze data, facts, and ideas to communicate information

 

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WEEK EIGHT

     
26 MONDAY

Do Now: What does "You can't take it with you" mean? explain.

Periods 1 and  3 meet in  1102   work on Book Report or research project.  If you are not working on these you will not be working on a computer and will be given an alternative assignment.   ALL HW Complete Julius Caesar Reading and Study Guide Acts I and II  also Complete Reading through the end of Act V

TOOLS TO WORK ON Julius Caesar Reading and Study Guide:

Answers DOT com (As demonstrated in class don't just take the first answer... Read them all and pick the best one!)

Julius Caesar Enhanced eText with Modern Translation (AS DEMONSTRATED IN CLASS you can search the text for each scene! CTRL+F  to find a word or phrase online!)

Julius Caesar FULL TEXT at Bartleby

 
HB A Periods 2  meet in  1102   Book Report work on Book Report or research project.  If you are not working on these you will not be working on a computer and will be given an alternative assignment.
Manifest Objective is to focus is on Book Report where under standard three students will make judgments about the quality of literary texts and performances by applying personal and academic criteria, such as that found in literary criticism and in political, historical, and scientific analysis.
27 TUESDAY

SIMS TRAINING AM

Do Now: What do we mean when we say, "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar"? explain.

Period 1 &  Period 3 Reading/ work on JC worksheet packet.  ALL Work on Julius Caesar Reading and Study Guide Act III for Test Friday.

HB B    Period  2a meet in  1102   Book Report

Period 3b meet in  1102   Book Report ALL HW Work on Julius Caesar Reading and Study Guide Act III for Test Friday.

 

28 WEDNESDAY

Do Now: What does What does "There are two sides to every coin" mean to you?  explain.

Period 1(view JC “speeches”) &  Period 3 Reading/ work on Julius Caesar Reading and Study Guide (worksheet packet) ALL HW --ALL HW-- Complete Julius Caesar Reading Through Act V and Study Guide (worksheet packet)  through Act IV for Test Friday.

HB A   Period  2 meet in  1102   Book Report

Period 3 meet in  1102   Book Report  ALL HW-- Complete Julius Caesar Reading Through Act V and Study Guide (worksheet packet)  through Act IV for Test Friday.

 

29 THURSDAY

Do Now: What does "You can't take it with you" mean? explain.

Periods 1 and  3 meet in  1102   Book Report  -- ALL Reminder Complete reading Act V for Test on ALL of JC FRIDAY BRING #2 Pencil.

HB B    Periods 2a meet in  1102   Book Report 
BOO! 30 FRIDAY Do Now: What does "If two men ride a horse one must ride behind?" mean? explain.

Period 1 and 3 OPEN NOTEBOOK TEST  ON All OF JULIUS CAESAR NO SHARING NO PASSES TO GET NOTEBOOK NO JULIUS CAESAR TEXT IF YOU MISS THIS TEST SEE ME TO TAKE IT THE FIRST DAY YOU RETURN.  HW—Book Report is Due  Wednesday November 4th—Be safe tonight!

DONE WITH TEST?  ALL Class work and HW-- Complete Julius Caesar Reading Through Act V and Study Guide (worksheet packet)  through Act V to turn in next WEDNESDAY. Check your printer for ink and stapler for staples -- prepare for notebook test.

HB A  ALL Class work and HW-- Complete Julius Caesar Reading Through Act V and Study Guide (worksheet packet)  through Act V to turn in next WEDNESDAY.

Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation Articulating one or more perspectives, such as one's own and/or those of a special interest group, to summarize arguments on different sides of issues develop critiques from more than one perspective Focus on ACT III of JC.

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WEEK NINE

     
November 2  MONDAY Do now--  What five things do you know about Napoleon?  View Napoleon's Foot Soldier. HW --The Book Report  is DUE at the start of class Wednesday 4th, no I don't have a staple, and if there was a technical problem have your parents write a note so you don't lose 10% PER SCHOOL DAY late.
HB B    View end of Documentary -- notes on  Russia 1812  from The Expiation page 778Listen online  and Answer 1-12 on page 784. (9.1 Check as done r)
Students will Analyze external and internal conflict.
3 TUESDAY Conference Day -- no classes  
4 WEDNESDAY Do now--  What five things do you know about 1812? The Book Report  is DUE at the start of class, no I don't have a staple, and if there was a technical problem have your parents write a note so you don't lose 10% PER SCHOOL DAY late.  Notes on Point of View  Complete worksheet Identifying a Writer's Point of View (Check as done 9.1 [ ])  This is the last day to turn in late work.
HB A    View end of Documentary -- notes on  Russia 1812  from The Expiation page 778Listen online  and Answe 1-12 on page 784. (9.1 Check as done r)
Students will Analyze cause and effect
5 THURSDAY Do now--  What are the elements of a paragraph?

Read “The Piece of String” page 796 and answer 1-10 page 802. (9.2 Check as done r)

HB B Complete questions on 802 due Friday with notebook test.
Students will express an opinion. Analyze a literary element.
6 FRIDAY Do now--  What are the five sections of your notebook?

Surprise Notebook Test If you are ABSENT SEE ME WITH YOUR NOTEBOOK THE FIRST DAY YOU RETURN --  Julius Caesar Study Guide Worksheets and Packet is Due Counts as 4 quiz grades! 

HB A Complete questions on 802 due Friday with surprise notebook test.
Students will Answer questions about vocabulary words and show evidence of notetaking.

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SECOND QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

     
9 MONDAY PERIOD 1 and 2 Classes go to Auditorium for INVISIBLE CHILDREN presentation.

 

HB B Invisible Children

1) Identify the three actions that they asked you to take at the end of the presentation.

2) Read or Listen to essay by Jodi Williams: Activism

3 ) Visit the site and answer the question What can you actually do to make a change in the world? INVISIBLE

keep in notebook for notebook check.

 

 

Standard 2 Students will articulate one or more perspectives, such as one's own and/or those of a special interest group, to summarize arguments on different sides of issue.

 

10 TUESDAY MEET in Computer Lab 1102

Be sure to get the work for the week--

Work on Humanities Block Research Project  RESEARCH ON LINE! 

 

If you were absent Friday turn in any work you owe today (notebook test and Julius Caesar Study Guide Packet was due.)

HB A Invisible Children

1) Identify the three actions that they asked you to take at the end of the presentation.

2) Read or Listen to essay by Jodi Williams: Activism

3 ) Visit the site and answer the question What can you actually do to make a change in the world? INVISIBLE

keep in notebook for notebook check.

 

Standard 2 Students will articulate one or more perspectives, such as one's own and/or those of a special interest group, to summarize arguments on different sides of issue.

 

11 WEDNESDAY No Classes Veterans Day  
12 THURSDAY

Do Now: Open your notebook and prepare three columns for your notes on a new literary log on Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen :-1st Wealth/Class -2nd Behavior -3rd Success

Pride and Prejudice assignment Here

Part i  View film/ read summary and take notes on characters assigned and on topics assigned.  If you are absent you are assigned character #1. See the list Here

Characterization notes (weighted as three HW assignments)  (2.1.1 Check as done r)
HB BLOCK view Pride and Prejudice work on assignment

First Quarter Work returned to students.  Final Grades not available.

 

Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
13 FRIDAY Do now-- if you lived in this time period, what would your goal be at your current age? explain

Part i  View film/ read summary and take notes on characters assigned and on topics assigned.  If you are absent you are assigned character #1. Pride and Prejudice assignment Here
HB BLOCK view end  of Pride and Prejudice work on assignment

First Quarter Work returned to students.  Final Grades not yet available.

 

 

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

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WEEK TWO

     
16 MONDAY Do now-- What is the most enjoyable literary device used by Austen? explain

View end  of Pride and Prejudice work on assignments II and III  Here

Copy Unit One Spelling and Vocabulary Words  and use correctly in sentences for quiz on Friday (Check as done 2.1.2 [ ]). Sentences reviewed in class Tuesday and Wednesday.  Spelling 2 pts define 2pts use correctly in a sentence 2pts.  Have the words and definitions written on 20 "index cards" at the start of class for a 10 point bonus!

HB BLOCK   Pride and Prejudice work on assignments II and III  Here
 
Students continue to apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
17 TUESDAY

Do now-- If you were "in" Austen's novel at this time period who would you be and why?

Part II Pride and Prejudice assignment Here  -- Your presentation counts a quiz grade.
HB BLOCK -- Complete Part III Pride and Prejudice assignment Here Begin Part III due Friday.  Review Vocabulary Sentences

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a
variety of literacy communities.
18 WEDNESDAY Do now-- Are you the same or different in your desire for success as the characters? explain

Absent Tuesday? Make up presentation today.

Complete Part II Pride and Prejudice assignment  Here  Begin Part III due Friday. The three paragraph diagrams each weighted as a HW assignment (2.2.2 Check as done r)
HB BLOCK Review Vocabulary Sentences

 

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
19 THURSDAY Meet in Class --  Switched to Periods 123 in auditorium for Paul Failla presentation Complete Worksheet on Self Defined Values
Switched to Periods 123 in auditorium for Paul Failla presentation
This lesson will allow students to identify elements of Paul Failla's rhetorical ability which is evident in his anecdotes and character development presentation.
20 FRIDAY Do now-- review words and sentences.

Unit One Spelling and Vocabulary Words Quiz!  Be able to spell, define and then use correctly in a sentence. HW -- Pride and Prejudice assignment  Here 

PART III  "Then on your own, compare the Pride and Prejudice code to your own community's code in the following comparison Diagram PROVIDED BY ME (The first is here) I will review three paragraph diagrams for you to use after the comparison diagram is completed due for Monday 30th

HB B BLOCK  Complete Part II  Complete Worksheet on Self Defined Values  PART III  "Then on your own, compare the Pride and Prejudice code to your own community's code in the following comparison Diagram PROVIDED BY ME (The first is here) I will review three paragraph diagrams for you to use after the comparison diagram is completed due for Monday 30th

 

Students will be evaluated on their s ability to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, new words.

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WEEK THREE

     
23 MONDAY View Bride and Prejudice and complete Venn Diagram HERE (2 .3. 1  Check as done r)

PART III  "Then on your own, compare the Pride and Prejudice code to your own community's code in the following comparison Diagram PROVIDED BY ME (The first is here) I will review three paragraph diagrams for you to use after the comparison diagram is completed due for Monday 30th

Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
24 TUESDAY View Bride and Prejudice and complete Venn Diagram HERE Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
  WEDNESDAY Thanksgiving Recess  
  THURSDAY Thanksgiving Recess  
  FRIDAY Thanksgiving Recess  

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WEEK FOUR

     
30 MONDAY Use your notes and the Paragraph Diagrams provided to complete three paragraphs about

Wealth/ClassBehavior Success  in Pride and Prejudice -- Each of the three counts as a HW assignment. Due Friday. Be prepared for notebook test Friday -- have all assignments so far assigned completed for collection (Worksheet on Self Defined Values- notes on Pride and Prejudice assignment  Here, Work for the week, etc...)

Didn't get Pride and Prejudice? Complete the alternative notes and essay assignment then use those topics to complete this week's work.  Here is the alternative assignment.

HB BLOCK Work on Paragraph Diagrams
Students will use a range of organizational strategies, such as webbing , and SIM to present information of original literary texts - create social, historical, and/or cultural context - create multiple levels of meaning

 
December 1 TUESDAY PERIODS 1 2 and 3 -- Review MLA citation and research for Humanities Block Research Project project then go to library for research.  REMINDER  -- Properly complete 10 pages (minimum) of research notes according to the Research Notes Guide   REMEMBER FOR THE FINAL PAPER -- The more you cite the less you write!      Due in two weeks on December 18th   (50% project for second  quarter)

HW Check for "gaps" in your research-- do you have a quote or paraphrase to support each of your subtopics?  Did you remember to punctuate and cite correctly?

Students will continue to learn to limit topics through research as well as to evaluate sources according to MLA.

 

2 WEDNESDAY PERIODS 1 2 and 3   meet in class then go to library for research. Check for "gaps" in your research-- do you have a quote or paraphrase to support each of your subtopics?  Did you remember to punctuate and cite correctly?  This is our last day doing research together after this it is your responsibility to get to the library or computer lab on your own time.

Students will continue to learn to limit topics through research as well as to evaluate sources according to MLA..

 

3 THURSDAY Work on Paragraph Diagrams
HB BLOCK    Work on Paragraph Diagrams
Students will write original literary texts - create social, historical, and/or cultural context - create multiple levels of meaning
4 FRIDAY Notes on intro's and conclusions and on a separate sheet of paper  to write an introduction,  turn the paragraph diagrams into paragraphs on composition paper, and  write a conclusion to the three paragraphs.  Interim reports next week!
HB BLOCK Work on Paragraph Diagrams
Students will be evaluated on their study of SIM and text.

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WEEK FIVE

    **Interim Reports**    
7 MONDAY Do now: Imagine that you have been wrongly convicted of a murder and sent to a distant prison. Years later you discover the identity of the actual murderer. Jot down a few notes on how you think you would react.

Missed notebook test? see me with your notebook.

Your Paragraph Diagrams, Essay, and notes on Pride and Prejudice are due.

REMINDER 10 pages of research is due next Friday!

Read in class "The Long Exile" page 804

Answer Questions 1-12 in your reading log for this story.

HB BLOCK Work on "The Long Exile"
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for
social interaction.
• Share reading experiences with a peer or adult; for
example, read together silently or aloud, or discuss
reactions to texts.
8 TUESDAY
Do now: Imagine that you have to convince someone that you are Earnest in your studies-- Jot down a few notes on how you think you could do that.

Comparing Stories

Both “The Long Exile” and “The Piece of String” (page 796) address injustice.  In your comparison, point out similarities and differences in mood, plot, setting, cause and effect, characterization, conflict, resolution, and theme. Use a chart like the one below to organize your thoughts.
 
“The Long Exile”
“The Piece of String”
Mood
Plot
Setting
Cause and Effect
Characterization
Conflict
Resolution
Theme

 Counts as Notebook Test due Friday.

HB BLOCK Work on "The Long Exile"
Analyze and evaluate fiction, including
- the background in which the text is written
- the effect created by the author’s tone or mood
• Form opinions and make judgments about literary works,
by analyzing and evaluating texts from more than one
critical perspective, such as cultural and historical
9 WEDNESDAY Do now: If you could pretend to be another person who would you pretend to be?  Would you be good or bad? 

Complete a paragraph diagram for each of the two stories from the chart you created.  Each counts as a HW assignment due Friday.

HB BLOCK
Students will work independently on their study of SIM and text for evaluation.
10 THURSDAY View in class or read The Importance of being Earnest.  Read the critical essay here and answer the questions below (distributed in class) due next Tuesday:  

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the greatest works by Oscar Wilde. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
1 What is important about the title?
2 What are the conflicts in The Importance of Being Earnest? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) did you notice in this work?
3 How does Oscar Wilde reveal character in The Importance of Being Earnest?
4 What are some themes in the story? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
5 What are some symbols in The Importance of Being Earnest? How do they relate to the plot and characters?
6 Are the characters consistent in their actions? Which of the characters are fully developed? How? Why?
7 Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?
8 Does the play end the way you expected? How? Why?
9 What is the central/primary purpose of the play? Is the purpose important or meaningful?
10 How does the play relate to Victorian literature?
11 How essential is the setting? Could the play have taken place anywhere else?
12 What is the role of women in the text? How are mothers represented? What about single/independent women?
13 What elements of the story, plot, characterization, etc. are the most controversial? Why do you think the play was banned?
14 Would you recommend this play to a friend?
15 What similarities do you find with Pride and Prejudice?

HB BLOCK work on The Importance of being Earnest
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression --read, view, and interpret texts and performances in every medium (e.g., short stories, novels, plays, film and video productions, poems, and essays) from a wide variety of authors, subjects, and genres.

 

11 FRIDAY REMINDER 10 pages of research is due next Friday!

Work on The Importance of being Earnest  Cliffs Notes here Read the critical essay here and answer the questions above (distributed in class) due next Tuesday:

HB BLOCK  work on The Importance of being Earnest
Read literary criticism to increase comprehension and appreciation of literary texts, with assistance.

 

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WEEK SIX

     
14 MONDAY Do now: Explain how it might be possible to really not know a friend.

REMINDER 10 pages of research is due Friday!  Copy Unit Three Spelling and Vocabulary Words  and use correctly in sentences for quiz on Friday.  Be prepared for sentences to be reviewed in class.  Turn in worksheet on The Importance of being Earnest.

Identify your four subtopics and how much research you have completed for each subtopic to be turned in with your research component due Friday.  Then for Friday place the 10 pages of research (or more) you wish to use to write your research paper together with the subtopic page from the library and use it as a cover sheet.  Any areas you need to do additional research should be addressed Tuesday and Wednesday when we go to the Library.

Humanities Block Reading "The Jewels" by by Guy De Maupassant.

Create TWO charts  like the one HERE and complete them for both 1)  Monsieur Lantin and 2)            His Wife   Due Thursday.

 

Students will use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., clustering, webbing, and mapping) to present information.

 

15 TUESDAY  

Do now: What is the MLA?  explain what it does.

Period 1 and 3 meet in library for final work on research due Friday. Humanities Block meets in class.

Humanities Block Reading "The Jewels" by by Guy De Maupassant.

Create TWO charts  like the one HERE and complete them for both 1)  Monsieur Lantin and 2)            His Wife Due Thursday.

 

Students will examine development and impact of literary elements, such as character (protagonist and antagonist), action (conflict, intrigue, suspense, and climax), and setting (locale and time period), in literary texts and performances
16 WEDNESDAY Do now: What is it to paraphrase?

Period 1 and 3 meet in library for final work on research due Friday.

Humanities Block Reading "The Jewels" by by Guy De Maupassant.

Create TWO charts  like the one HERE and complete them for both 1)  Monsieur Lantin and 2)            His Wife

Students will use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., clustering, webbing, and mapping) to present information. Continued.
17 THURSDAY  Do now: When you look for a quote why is it you're not looking for quotation marks?

Review for Quiz;  Create a list of twenty five images (five for each Sense) that you look for around the Holidays or on vacation be specific for full credit.

Humanities Block Reading "The Jewels" by by Guy De Maupassant.

Create TWO charts  like the one HERE and complete them for both 1)  Monsieur Lantin and 2)            His Wife

Due Thursday. HW  Prepare for Quiz

Students will use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., clustering, webbing, and mapping) to present information. Continued.
18 FRIDAY Do now: Why is imagery so important?

Research Component is due today,  Staple your subtopic sheet as a cover page.  QUIZ on Unit 3.

Work on Holiday Poem or Nature Poem HERE
Analyze, evaluate and create  poetry in order to recognize the use and effect of - sensory imagery - figurative language.

 

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WEEK SEVEN

     
21 MONDAY SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Solstice is at 12:47 pm)

Analyze, evaluate and create  poetry in order to recognize the use and effect of - sensory imagery - figurative language.
21 TUESDAY Do now: Can a character become a symbol?  explain.

Work on  Holiday Poem or Nature Poem HERE  A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens  Nineteenth Century Literature  -- Review notes on Romanticism and identify as many aspects of Romanticism as you can in your reading log.

Students will  review notes about Romanticism  for midterm and show evidence of note taking.
23 WEDNESDAY Do now: Why might the theme of A CHRISTMAS CAROL be a great example of Nineteenth Century Romanticism?

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens  Nineteenth Century Literature  -- Review notes on Romanticism and identify as many aspects of Romanticism as you can in your reading log.

Continued.
24 THURSDAY School Closed  
25 FRIDAY School Closed  

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WEEK EIGHT

JANUARY    
MONDAY Welcome back!  It's a new decade!

The new and improved Daily DO NOW-- only well thought out Topic Sentences with complete lead off and follow up sentences get credit!  Keep them where they may be turned in.

GROUPS ASSIGNED FOR MIDTERM REVIEW:  each group will be able to use up to five overheads to present crucial information to the class about their assigned Acts, scenes and topics: characters, literary devices, themes, key plot elements, important quotations and vocabulary-- from your notes and memory for review on the final exam-- look at study guide!

Overheads and pens distributed when paper drafts are finalized.  All groups should be prepared to present FRIDAY. Students behavior during presentations is worth 50% of Grade.

Members of the group are being graded on contribution, effectiveness, and clarity of final presentation.  If people in your group are absent, be prepared with a back up plan.

GROUP NUMBERS AND TOPICS

  1. GROUP # 1 Faust,                                                 

  2. Julius Caesar Act I

  3. GROUP #2 “Russia 1812 from The Expiation”        

  4. Julius Caesar Act II

  5. GROUP #3 “The Piece of String”                          

  6. Julius Caesar Act III Through and including Brutus' Speech in Scene ii

  7. GROUP #4 “Vocabulary Units 1, 2 & 3”                                  

  8. Julius Caesar Act III From and including Antony's Speech in Scene ii to end.

  9. GROUP #5 “The Jewels”                                      

  10. Julius Caesar Act IV

  11. GROUP #6 “The Long Exile”                                 

  12. “A Problem”                                                         

  13. Julius Caesar Act V

  14.  

  15.  

HB Work on Review assignment.

 

Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding. • Prepare and give presentations to a variety of audiences on a range of informational topics • Express a point of view, providing supporting facts and details • Anticipate and acknowledge the listener’s points of view • Ask and respond to probing questions to acquire information.

 

 

5 TUESDAY DO NOW 

HB Work on Review assignment.

HB Work on Review assignment.
Continued

 

6 WEDNESDAY DO NOW

Research Returned. Review notes on Paragraph Writing and take notes on Outline Format.

What is due in your outline (worth 50% Project Grade for Quarter):

Thesis; proper Lead Off sentences for each subtopic (you must include a reference to the Book you read for the book report as a subtopic or supporting detail) , proper Follow Up sentences for each element of supporting evidence (this is your research), Conclusion: sentences and sequence words restating the main points of your paper.

Work on Outlines in class-- Handwritten rough draft is due with final draft..  Review For Midterm Exam in class next week.
 

Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation. • Form opinions and make judgments about the validity of interpretive texts • Analyze and evaluate nonfiction - identify text structure, using supports such as graphic organizers - preview a text (e.g., in order to build a schema), noticing structural markers, such as headings and subheadings

 

7 THURSDAY DO NOW

Work on Outlines in class.  Final work on group Presentations for Midterm Review.
 

Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation. Articulate personal opinions to clarify stated positions and persuade or influence groups • Present reasons, examples, and details from sources cited to defend opinions and judgments • Modify content on the basis of audience response during presentation.
8 FRIDAY  

DO NOW

Outlines are due MONDAY on January 11th.  Group Presentations for Midterm Review.  Sample Notes On Outline Format (from additional notes in class)
 

Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding. • Use both primary and secondary sources of information for research • Select and limit topics for informational writing • Analyze data, facts, and ideas to communicate.

 

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WEEK NINE

     
11 MONDAY (DO NOW# 757 Why is it hard to talk in up in the front of the class?)

RD of outline is due-- Sample Notes On Outline Format  As discussed in class, Final outline and hand written Rough Draft are both due in class, not e-mailed, Wednesday.

Block -- View The Necklace and answer questions HERE in your reading log
Students will identify and evaluate the reliability and validity of informational sources and subordinate ideas.
12 TUESDAY (DO NOW# 754 Is it important to know what's happening in class?)

Work on final hand written outline in class  Worth 50% and prepare for Midterm Exam.   Groups begin Midterm Presentations for Review Worth a notebook Test Grade.

View The Necklace and answer questions HERE in your reading log

Block -- Work on outline and prepare for midterm on the 22nd
Students will use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., outline) to present information
13 WEDNESDAY (DO NOW# 833 Why is it easy to talk from your seat?)

Final outline and hand written Rough Draft are both due in class not e-mailed today.

Groups begin Midterm Presentations for Review Worth a notebook Test Grade.

Groups begin Midterm Presentations for Review Worth a notebook Test Grade.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction-- Share reading experiences with a peer or adult; for example, read together silently or aloud, or discuss
reactions to texts
14 THURSDAY (DO NOW# 757 Romanticism) 

Groups begin Midterm Presentations for Review Worth a notebook Test Grade.

Groups begin Midterm Presentations for Review Julius Caesar/Dr Faustus prepare for midterm on the 22nd
Students will • Use both primary and secondary sources of information for research • Select and limit topics for informational writing • Analyze data, facts, and ideas to communicate information • Take notes and organize information from written and oral texts, such as lectures and interviews
15 FRIDAY (DO NOW# 757 What is the MLA?)

Midterm Review  Julius Caesar/Dr Faustus

Midterm Review  Julius Caesar/Dr Faustus  be sure to bring a number 2 pencil to the in class Midterm Exam Next Week --prepare for midterm on the 22nd Bring a #2 pencil!  No passes three periods!
Continue review for midterm.  Wrap up any gaps in student presentations.

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WEEK TEN

     
18 MONDAY Closed--  Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday Observed   
19 TUESDAY Do now-- "IRONY" TSLOFU

  Complete this PowerPoint review for Midterm: Here;  Read "A Problem" page 815 and answer questions 1-9 on 821 in your reading log.

Continue review for midterm.  Wrap up any gaps in student presentations.
20 WEDNESDAY Do now-- "'Works Cited Page" TSLOFU

Prepare for midterm on the 22nd Bring a #2 pencil!  No passes for the three periods on 21st and 22nd!

Continue review for midterm.  Wrap up any gaps in student presentations.
21 THURSDAY Global Midterm  Bring a #2 pencil!  No passes or breaks three periods! prepare for midterm on the 22nd Global Midterm
22 FRIDAY Midterm in class  Bring a #2 pencil!  No passes or breaks three periods! Turn in Review notes as notebook test grade. Last day to turn in missing work. English Midterm

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REGENTS WEEK

     
25 MONDAY Mid term-- Make up day.  Last assignment for quarter presented in class.  No grades are completed.   MIDTERM MAKE UP
26 TUESDAY    
27 WEDNESDAY    
28 THURSDAY    
29 FRIDAY    

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THIRD QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

     
Feb

 1

MONDAY  

At this point, I have been, and may continue to be working on scoring the Regents Exam for the school.  I do not have grades and do not expect to have them before Friday at the earliest  (this includes midterm results  as there were make ups given as late as last Friday).

Reminder You are expected to be responsible for your own work.  This means the following--

  • Have the work for the week in your notebook as it is required on the first day of each week.
  • Know what you have turned in by crossing off those assignments in your work for the week
  • Keep work returned to you so you know what your current average might be in each category

       HW, Notebook Test, Quiz, Project and Participation each counts equally together.

  • if you have this, I will be happy to answer any questions you might have!

Do Nows-- TS LO FU  You must brainstorm and write three sentences according to TS LO FU  for full credit:

Do Now  "the 20th century"

We begin our study of Modern and Contemporary World Literature

World literature since 1900 has spanned many forms: poetry, fiction, drama, memoir, journalism, and a number of genres that resist classification. World writers continue to raise new and compelling questions as they present their responses to such external issues as war, racial strife, human rights, political freedom, poverty, and individual expression. In our time, world literature continues to reflect a mosaic of experiences—both universal and deeply personal (844).

View a version of HG WELLS' War of the Worlds, in preparation for discussion of the text and follow up assignments, in light of our notes on an introduction to the historical period pages 844 -851.

 

Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.

Read, view, and interpret texts and performances in every medium (e.g., short stories, novels, plays, film and video productions, poems, and essays) from a wide variety of authors, subjects, and genres - build background by activating prior knowledge through questioning what they already know about the form in which the story is presented and the period in which it was written. Interpret literary texts on the basis of an understanding of the genre and the literary period.

 
2 TUESDAY Do Now  "Alienation" TS LO FU

Complete film.  Be prepared to pick up novel from Library this week.  Discussion.

 

Continued
3 WEDNESDAY Do Now  "Science Fiction" TS LO FU

Introduction to Lord of the Flies and reading as a class--  BRING NOVEL EVERY DAY!

Block-- REVIEW  Humanities Block Research Project,  MLA format and Works Cited Page Works Cited Page .  PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on March 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th
Analyze and evaluate fiction, including - the background in which the text is written - the effect created by the author’s tone or mood

• Form opinions and make judgments about literary works, by analyzing and evaluating texts from more than one critical perspective, such as cultural and historical

• Select, reject, and reconcile ideas and information in light of beliefs

 
4 THURSDAY Do Now  "Utopia" TS LO FU

Lord of the Flies and reading as a class--  BRING NOVEL EVERY DAY!

Block-- Work on research paper,  MLA format and Works Cited Page due Monday 22nd as two quiz grades. PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th
Continued
5 FRIDAY Do Now  "Dystopia" TS LO FU

Lord of the Flies and reading as a class--  BRING NOVEL EVERY DAY!

Block-- Work on research paper,  MLA format and Works Cited Page due Monday the 22nd as two quiz grades. PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th

PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on February 25th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th

Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for ritical analysis and evaluation. • Articulate one or more perspectives, such as one's own and/or those of a special interest group, to summarize arguments on different sides of issues

• Develop critiques from more than one perspective, such as historical and cultural

• Analyze texts, using resources such as recognized experts, knowledge from school subjects and reading, and personal experience

 

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WEEK TWO

     
8 MONDAY Do Now civilized TS LO FU

MLA  Review of Works Cited Format and Block Quotations Reminder-- you are ultimately responsible for computer lab time in this phase of the nearly completed paper.  If you need more time you have to arrange it-- consider that the library and labs are available through the day and after as is the public library. Humanities Block Research Project

 
A DAY   2/8 Per.2 room 1815  to work on Works Cited due Monday the 22nd as two quiz grades. PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th Humanities Block Research Project

Distinguish between the conventions of academic writing and the conventions of email and instant messaging

 

9 TUESDAY Do Now  TRIBE TS LO FU

Period 1  Lord of the Flies  notes and reading as a class--  BRING NOVEL EVERY DAY!

Per.2 room 1815 to work on Works Cited due Monday the 22nd as two quiz grades. PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th Humanities Block Research Project

B day Per3 room 1102 Continued Humanities Block Research Project
Analyze a wide range of texts using resources such as recognized experts, knowledge from school subjects and reading, and personal experience

 

10 WEDNESDAY

 

 

Do Now Prometheus

Reading Lord of the Flies  HW Read through the end of chapter 3 in Lord of the Flies

A Per.2 room 1815 to work on Works Cited due Monday the 22nd as two quiz grades. PROJECT  First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH 5th Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th Humanities Block Research Project
Read, view, and respond independently to literary works that represent a range of social, historical, and cultural perspectives- monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension

 

11 THURSDAY Do Now Lupercal

View  Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes  By Edgar Rice Burroughs (1914)  or read  E text at Project Gutenberg  Assignment-- compare and contrast each of the concepts of civilization, society, good, and evil with specific examples in Lord of the Flies  through chapter 3 and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes / E text at Project Gutenberg in a neat Venn Diagram (keep for notebook test) (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 2 1)

 

• Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version• Read literary texts aloud to convey an interpretation of the work

 

12 FRIDAY Do Now "Humanity"

Continue assignment.

February Recess Next Week  HW you are ultimately responsible for computer lab time in this phase of the nearly completed paper.  If you need more time you have to arrange it-- consider that the library and labs are available through the day and after as is the public library. Humanities Block Research Project

• Interpret multiple levels of meaning and subtleties in text - engage in a variety of collaborative conversations, such as peer-led discussions, paired reading and responding, and cooperative group discussions, to construct meaning

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WEEK THREE

     
22 MONDAY Welcome Back!  it's a B day.

Do Now "Perspective"

As usual, review Work for the Week and copy into notebook.  Periods one and two.  Regents Final Exam  Preparation-- Review of the Session 2 B Critical Lens Essay.

Period three to Invisible Children (a Global Studies sponsored program) follow up assembly in auditorium. 

Read, view, and respond independently to literary works that represent a range of social, historical, and cultural perspectives- monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension
23 TUESDAY Take actual Session 2 B Critical Lens in class for Test Grade if you are absent it is important that you make this up-- see me upon your return. 

Turn in WORKS CITED Page for research paper at start of class.  

Testing/Benchmark
24 WEDNESDAY Do Now  "the 'Beast'"

Due to snow day we will be splitting this period and viewing the end of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes  REMINDER--Assignment-- compare and contrast each of the concepts of civilization, society, good, and evil with specific examples in Lord of the Flies  through chapter 3 and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes / E text at Project Gutenberg in a neat Venn Diagram (keep for notebook test). (Check as done Assignment  3 2 1)

Work on Venn Diagram--  discussed in class with notes.

 

Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version-

Review prewriting skills and the graphic organizer and TOWER method of theme writing

25 THURSDAY Do Now "A rose by any other name...'"

Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment today.

An introduction to the Strategic Instruction Model, or SIM Theme/Essay model.  TOWER DIAGRAM  Assigned in class.  Due at start of class on Monday for quiz grade.   Absent? see me for topic.

HB A Work on TOWER DIAGRAM for quiz grade/ Work on Venn Diagram

Complete Tower Diagrams and turn in for quiz grade Monday

First MLA formatted typed draft is due on MARCH5th     Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th

Read, view, and respond independently to literary works that represent a range of social, historical, and cultural perspectives- monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension
26 FRIDAY
HB B Work on TOWER DIAGRAM for quiz grade/ Work on Venn Diagram

Do Now "Using a 'Graphic Organizer'"

Continue reading Lord of the Flies.

SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!

Analyze and evaluate fiction, including - the background in which the text is written - the effect created by the author’s tone or mood and form opinions and make judgments about literary works, by analyzing and evaluating texts from more than one critical perspective, such as cultural and historical

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WEEK FOUR

     
March 1 MONDAY REMINDER   FIRST MLA formatted typed draft is due this Friday on MARCH5th  Final MLA formatted paper is due on April 5th

Do Now: scavenge 

Continuation of Strategic Instruction Model, or SIM Theme/Essay model.  TOWER DIAGRAM  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 3 4 1 counts as quiz grade)   Topic Assigned in class: Are human's good or bad at the core? Use your Venn Diagram to complete a TOWER DIAGRAM For Friday (Check as done Assignment  3 2 1).  Turn in TOWER DIAGRAM with Venn Diagram (Venn Diagram counts as Notebook Test).  Work Cited Pages Returned--  If you have not turned one in at this point turn it in as part of your rough draft on Friday

REMINDER Project Due FRIDAY Check your printer.

(REMINDER First completed MLA formatted typed draft following outline with Works cited Page is due on Friday March 5th ¨   (50% project for third  quarter)

HB B  Work on TOWER DIAGRAM for quiz grade/ Use Venn Diagram
Read, view, and respond independently to literary works that represent a range of social, historical, and cultural perspectives- monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension
2 TUESDAY  

Do Now: gesticulate

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 4+

HB A  Work on TOWER DIAGRAM for quiz grade/ Use Venn Diagram
 Interpret multiple levels of meaning and subtleties in text - engage in a variety of collaborative conversations, such as peer-led discussions, paired reading and responding, and cooperative group discussions, to construct meaning
3 WEDNESDAY  

Do Now: offhand

Continue reading Lord of the Flies  

HB B Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Thursday11th.
Read literary texts aloud to convey an interpretation of the work --use a variety of written responses, such as double-entry journals and reading logs, to integrate new concepts with existing knowledge.
4 THURSDAY Do Now: mimicry

 

Continue reading Lord of the Flies    HW REMINDER Project Due FRIDAY

HB A Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Thursday11th.
Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas
5 FRIDAY  

Do Now: jabber

RESEARCH PAPER RD DUE!

Continue reading Lord of the Flies  

HB B Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Thursday11th

First MLA formatted typed draft is due TODAY  MARCH5th 

Through reading log  monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension

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WEEK FIVE

     
8 MONDAY Do Now: blatant

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 6+

Venn Diagram 3 2 1 and  Tower Diagram 3 4 1  are due.

HB A Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Friday the 12th.
Read literary texts aloud to convey an interpretation of the work --use a variety of written responses, such as double-entry journals and reading logs, to integrate new concepts with existing knowledge.
9 TUESDAY SCHEDULING DAY--

 No Passes to Guidance given today!   Curriculum Guide    Guidance   Counselor Assignments

HB B Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Friday the 12th.
Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas
10 WEDNESDAY Do Now: strident

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 6+ HW Complete chapter 6 if not already completed!

HB A Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Friday the 12th.
Through reading log  monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension
11 THURSDAY Do Now: askew

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 7+

HB B Work on "Survival Manual" in your groups/ tribes for presentation next Friday the 12th.
Through reading log  monitor their own comprehension by questioning, reviewing, revising, and rereading to enhance overall comprehension continued
12 FRIDAY Do Now: opaque HW Complete chapter 7 if not already completed!

Group Presentations of survival manuals.

HB A  Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 7+
Present reasons, examples, and details from sources cited to defend opinions and judgments. Prepare and give presentations to a variety of audiences on a range of informational topics and express a point of view, providing supporting facts and details

 

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WEEK SIX

     
15 MONDAY Do Now: interpose

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 8+

HB  B  Study Guide Review Packets Distributed in class  Work on Chapter Review as assigned.  (Check as done Assignment  3 6 1)
Read literary texts aloud to convey an interpretation of the work --use a variety of written responses, such as double-entry journals and reading logs, to integrate new concepts with existing knowledge.
16 TUESDAY Do Now: loll

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 8+

HB  A  Study Guide Review Packets Distributed in class  Work on Chapter Review as assigned. (Check as done Assignment  3 6 1)
Read literary texts aloud to convey an interpretation of the work --use a variety of written responses, such as double-entry journals and reading logs, to integrate new concepts with existing knowledge.
17 WEDNESDAY Do Now: fiat

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 9+

HB  B  Work in class on MLK Tower Diagram   DESCRIBED  HERE  Due Monday 22nd (Check as done Assignment  3 6 2) Counts as three HW assignments.

On line assistance for Strategic Instruction Model, or SIM  and Tower Diagram

Present reasons, examples, and details from sources cited to defend opinions and judgments. Prepare and give presentations to a variety of audiences on a range of informational topics and express a point of view, providing supporting facts and details
18 THURSDAY Do Now: incredulity

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 9+

HB  A Work in class on  MLK Tower Diagram DESCRIBED  HERE   Due Monday 22nd (Check as done Assignment  3 6 2) Counts as three HW assignments.

On line assistance for Strategic Instruction Model, or SIM  and Tower Diagram

Present reasons, examples, and details from sources cited to defend opinions and judgments. Prepare and give presentations to a variety of audiences on a range of informational topics and express a point of view, providing supporting facts and details
19 FRIDAY Do Now: errant

Continue reading Lord of the Flies   Chapter 10+  Any additional Time shall go to  MLK Tower Diagram Due Monday 22nd (Check as done Assignment  3 6 2)

HB  B  Work in class on  MLK Tower Diagram Due Monday 22nd (Check as done Assignment  3 6 2)
 Interpret multiple levels of meaning and subtleties in text - engage in a variety of collaborative conversations, such as peer-led discussions, paired reading and responding, and cooperative group discussions, to construct meaning

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WEEK SEVEN

     
22 MONDAY
 

Do Now: tacit

Follow lesson presented in class 

Complete the review packet for Lord of the Flies and then add 6 to the chapter you were assigned and complete that review too (e.g. if you were assigned to review 1 complete 7 as well 2 completes 8 etc.)

HB  A

Imagine that you have just witnessed the events in Lord of the Flies firsthand as Ralph, the Naval officer is conducting an investigation in to the deaths on the island not related to the plane crash.  Provide an official statement to him and identify who is responsible this is worth a quiz grade29th.

 
sub 

Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas

23 TUESDAY Do Now: bastion

Follow lesson presented in class

Complete the review packet for Lord of the Flies and then add 6 to the chapter you were assigned and complete that review too (e.g. if you were assigned to review 1 complete 7 as well 2 completes 8 etc.)

HB  B

Imagine that you have just witnessed the events in Lord of the Flies firsthand as Ralph, the Naval officer is conducting an investigation in to the deaths on the island not related to the plane crash.  Provide an official statement to him and identify who is responsible this is worth a quiz grade due the 29th.

sub 

Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas

24 WEDNESDAY Do Now: furtive

View end of Lord of the Flies  and work on review packet.

 

Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version-

Review prewriting skills and the graphic organizer and TOWER method of theme writing

 

25 THURSDAY Do Now: inscrutable

Review the review packet in class continue to work on the assigned chapters and be ready to share them in class.

REVIEW

 

Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas
26 FRIDAY Do Now: vicissitude Spring Break Next Week 

IN CLASS TEST ON Lord of the Flies   Postponed     -until after the Break-    Be sure to complete the review packet!

UNIT 7  BRAINSTORMING  COMPLETE 7 A B and C.

HB  A

Imagine that you have just witnessed the events in Lord of the Flies firsthand as Ralph, the Naval officer is conducting an investigation in to the deaths on the island not related to the plane crash.  Provide an official statement to him and identify who is responsible this is worth a quiz grade due the 29th.

sub 

Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas

       
       
29   Do Now: wrest   SHARING LOTF REVIEW PACKET WITH CLASS.  MORE BRAINSTORMING and CODING SUBTOPICS.

Reminder Research Papers due MONDAY APRIL 5 Due date extended to Friday April 9!

HB  B

Imagine that you have just witnessed the events in Lord of the Flies firsthand as Ralph, the Naval officer is conducting an investigation in to the deaths on the island not related to the plane crash.  Provide an official statement to him and identify who is responsible this is worth a quiz grade due today.

 
Happy Holiday
Reminder Research Papers due MONDAY APRIL 5  -----  Due date extended to Friday April 9!

 

 

Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version

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WEEK EIGHT

     
April 5 MONDAY Research Papers due Friday APRIL 9 please use the extended week to print two copies of your paper. Give one to Mr. Smith and one to me on Friday.

Do Now: motif

Turn in your "Imagine that you have just witnessed the events in Lord of the Flies firsthand as Ralph, the Naval officer is conducting an investigation in to the deaths on the island not related to the plane crash.  Provide an official statement to him and identify who is responsible this is worth a quiz grade" assigned before vacation.

LOTF Vocabulary Part 1  here  Define each word and be prepared for quiz on Friday to spell define and use correctly to show meaning.

Review the review packet in class continue to work on the assigned chapters and be ready to share them in class.

HB A  BRAINSTORMING  COMPLETE 7 A B and C and now   D, E, F  Review T of Tower Diagram.
Synthesize information from different sources by condensing, combining, or categorizing data, facts, and ideas
6 TUESDAY Do Now: perspective

Review the review packet in class continue to work on the assigned chapters and be ready to share them in class.

 

HB B BRAINSTORMING  COMPLETE 7 A B and C and now   D, E, F  Review T of Tower Diagram.
Evaluation and Review
7 WEDNESDAY Do Now: surmount

IN CLASS TEST ON Lord of the Flies  You can use your review packet and notebook. If you are absent see me for alternative test.

SIM Lesson cont.

 

8 THURSDAY Do Now: decorum

Continue with SIM tower diagram and Essay.  Brainstorm for this assignment on a critical lens HERE and place information into a tower diagram.

 

SIM Lesson cont.
9 FRIDAY Do Now: TOWER

Continue with SIM tower diagram and Essay. 

Quiz on part 1 LOTF Vocabulary Part 1  here 

FINAL VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE ONE COPY TO ME AND ONE TO MR SMITH.

SIM Lesson cont.

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WEEK NINE

     
12 MONDAY Do Now: alter

LOTF Vocabulary Part 2  here  Define each word and be prepared for quiz on Friday to spell define and use correctly to show meaning.

Brainstorm and create a tower diagram with the following topic "The beast, good, and evil."

 

SIM Lesson cont.
13 TUESDAY Do Now: tentative 

 In week two of the first quarter we studied Faust and The Frog King from from the Brothers Grimm where we examined the conversations of Faust and the Princess.  Now, there is a new version of that story that re-invents these characters.  Consider that Rilke, a poet we are about to study, regarded poetry as a means of making transitory, or impermanent, things become things that endure forever. Do you agree with Rilke? In what sense can poetry give form and permanence to things that might otherwise pass or fade away unnoticed? Free write your thoughts.

As you view The Princess and the Frog, Use the chart (here) to identify the goals and dreams of the characteristics that are transitory and those that are permanent for the characters listed for use in a wrting a poem in  the style of Rilke (later in the week).

 

Analyze information from different sources, making connections and showing relationships to other texts, ideas, and subjects - employ a range of post-reading practices to think about new learning and plan further learning

 
14 WEDNESDAY Do Now: monarch

As you view The Princess and the Frog, Use the chart (here) to identify the goals and dreams of the characteristics that are transitory and those that are permanent for the characters listed.  

 

Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version. Take notes and organize information from written and oral texts, such as lectures and interviews • Use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., clustering, webbing, and mapping) to present information

 
15 THURSDAY Do Now: bellicose

Read, hear poems by Rilke page 858  "The Black Cat" and "Sonnet 5"

Answer 1-6 on page 861 of the textbook.

HB A  
Writing a “Thing Poem”
Choose an animal you are familiar with or one you feel a strong connection to. Find a way to observe the animal closely—even if only through photographs or film. Then, like Rilke, write a “thing poem” in which you try to capture the essential spirit of the animal by describing its outward appearance. Use figurative language and powerful imagery to describe the animal and convey your sense of its inner nature. Incorporate metaphor and simile.  Incorporate transitory elements as identified in your chart from The Princess and the Frog.  Attach the chart you created. Due Friday.

 

Analyze and evaluate poetry in order to recognize the use and effect of - sensory imagery - figurative language - verse form

 
16 FRIDAY Do Now: vital

LOTF Vocabulary Part 2  here   Quiz,  spell define and use correctly to show meaning

.HB B  
Writing a “Thing Poem”
Choose an animal you are familiar with or one you feel a strong connection to. Find a way to observe the animal closely—even if only through photographs or film. Then, like Rilke, write a “thing poem” in which you try to capture the essential spirit of the animal by describing its outward appearance. Use figurative language and powerful imagery to describe the animal and convey your sense of its inner nature.  Incorporate metaphor and simile.  Incorporate transitory elements as identified in your chart from The Princess and the Frog. Attach the chart you created.  Due Friday.

 

Continued--Take notes and organize information from written and ral texts, such as lectures and interviews • Use a range of organizational strategies (e.g., clustering, webbing, and mapping) to present information

 

 

 

FOURTH QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

     
19 MONDAY Third Quarter grades are not available until they are all sent to grade reporting in their final format by all teachers.    Parents and students should contact Guidance with any questions,  each phone call or e-mail I have to field just takes me away from getting all grades resolved and double checked.

REMINDER FOR SUCCESS Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook, you are expected to keep track of what you turn in and will be tested on this skill as part of your notebook test grade this quarter.  Students are expected to bring their notebooks every day and to be prepared for both surprise and announced notebook tests. You are expected to enter the classon time with your notebook, open it to the work for the week or current assignment, remain in your seat and prepare to work-- grades are earned every day not given.

 

Do Now epiphany

As we have been examining concepts of  good and evil in the lord of the flies we have to now consider the actions of adults as well as peers.  On your own, read “War” by Pirandello page 864-866 and answer 1-8 and 10 in the literature section of your notebook.  Due at the end of the period (Check as done Assignment [  ] 4 1 1):

HB A  Complete questions.

Share reading experiences with a peer or adult; for example, read together silently or aloud, or discuss reactions to texts

 
20 TUESDAY
Do Now plight
 

From The Invisible Children (children Soldiers) and a war seemingly without end, our concepts of good and evil are tested.  In recognition of National Holocaust Remembrance Week view  Worse Than War (available online)  Darfur to the Holocaust-- is there something worse than war?  As you view the video, consider the following as you compare and contrast how Ralph and Piggy were made into the objects of scorn before being killed or hunted... are the victims of genocide treated similarly?  Could it happen here on  Long Island?  How might you stop the behavior before it gets violent? 

Use notes and your answers to the questions to create a Modified Tower Diagram on the topic Worse Than War and/or Holocaust Rememberance  (Check as done Assignment [  ] 4 1 2 Due at start of class Friday)

 

HB B  Continue Worse Than War

Recognize relevance of literature to contemporary and/or personal events and situations

build background by activating prior knowledge through questioning what they already know about the form in which the story is presented and the period in which it was written

 

 

 

 
21 WEDNESDAY
Do Now pettiness
 Continue Worse Than War
HB AContinue Worse Than War 
Consider the age, gender, social position, and cultural traditions of the writer
22 THURSDAY
Do Now disillusion

Listen to an excerpt from  "Night" a memoir by Wiesel pages 914- 919 and answer questions 1-11 on 920. Check as done Assignment [  ] 4 1 3):

HB B    Answer questions 1-11 on 920

Analyze and evaluate nonfiction texts, including - determine the writer’s perspectives, purposes, and intended audiences - determine the reliability and significance of information - recognize the format and its significance to content

 
23 FRIDAY
Do Now stoically
Answer questions 1-11 on 920

View excerpts of Escape from Auschwitz

HB A   Answer questions 1-11 on 920

Analyze information from different sources, making connections and showing relationships to other texts, ideas, and subjects - employ a range of post-reading practices to think about new learning and plan further learning

 

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WEEK TWO

  ASSIGNMENTS
26 MONDAY Do Now: appeasing

View end of Escape from Auschwitz --  Tower Diagram is due.

HB BThe “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Assignment!  Create  10 HAIKU  five on the the following topics (barbeque, taking a test, summer, silence, the beach) and five of your own devising for a total of ten due Wednesday (4.2. 1 Check as done __)     
27 TUESDAY Do Now: livid

Period 1 and Period 3 Special Presentation in Auditiorium  /LGI

HB A The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Assignment! Create  10 HAIKU  five on the the following topics (barbeque, taking a test, summer, silence, the beach) and five of your own devising for a total of ten due Wednesday (4.2. 1 Check as done __)     
28 WEDNESDAY Do Now: apathy

A Good Day pages 906-910 and answer questions 1-9 page 911.  (4.2. 2 Check as done __)     

HB B Cinquain and pattern poems complete three cinquain and five pattern poems (10 lines minimum) labeled properly with different patterns for Friday. (4.2. 3 Check as done __)     

 

29 THURSDAY Do Now: inert

The Pianist/ Hotel Rwanda   as available from library  assignment for film will distributed in class respectively as per course outline.

HB A Cinquain and pattern poems complete three cinquain and five pattern poems (10 lines minimum) labeled properly with different patterns for Friday. (4.2. 3 Check as done __)     

 

30 FRIDAY Do Now: tenacious

The Pianist/ Hotel Rwanda   as available from library assignment for film will distributed in class respectively as per course outline.

HB B Cinquain and pattern poems complete three cinquain and five pattern poems (10 lines minimum) labeled properly with different patterns for Friday. (4.2. 3 Check as done __)    

 

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WEEK THREE

   
May 3 MONDAY opaque

 End / Continue  The Pianist

Turn in all poems due (place them on my desk).

HB A   End / Continue  The Pianist   Turn in all poems due (place them on my desk).  Create a Sonnet due Friday (4.3. 1 Check as done __) --.The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project  is Due June 1st

 

4 TUESDAY debilitating

Unit 6 Vocabulary    Define each word and be prepared for quiz on Friday to spell define and use correctly to show meaning.

HB B  Create a Sonnet due Friday (4.3. 1 Check as done __)-- The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project  is Due June 1st

 

5 WEDNESDAY imperceptible

Work on  your  Sonnet due Friday The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project  is Due June 1st

HB A  Free Verse according to the guidelines of the Walt Whitman poetry contest (10 lines minimum) Due Friday(4.3. 2 Check as done __)

 

6 THURSDAY rancid

Free Verse according to the guidelines of the Walt Whitman poetry contest (10 lines minimum) Due Monday.(4.3. 2 Check as done __)

HB B   Work on Free Verse according to the guidelines of the Walt Whitman poetry contest (10 lines minimum) Due Monday. Work on biographical Poem (4.3. 3 Check as done __) for Friday.

 

7 FRIDAY

23 days of class remaining.

derision

Quiz on Unit 6 Vocabulary (postponed)

Today's reading is NOT ONLINE (copyright). As we begin Literature of the Americas  --Read  page 937 -939 and  Sonnets 49 and 71  by Pablo Neruda and answer questions 1-7 in sentences due at the end of the period.  Of course they are different from Shakespearian Sonnets but what is in common?

 HB A   Work on Free Verse according to the guidelines of the Walt Whitman poetry contest (10 lines minimum).  The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project  Work on biographical Poem(4.3. 3 Check as done __) for Friday.

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WEEK FOUR

   
10 MONDAY furtively

An introduction to a literary style now known as magic realism employed by Gabriel García Márquez a style born in Latin America but now imitated by writers (and filmmakers) the world over, combines incredible events with realistic details and relates them all in a matter-of-fact tone.  

Read "Tuesday Siesta" 958-963 and answer questions 1-8 in sentences to turn in with Sonnets 49 and 71 answers to 1-7 by end of class Tuesday. 

22 days of class remaining.

11 TUESDAY winsome

Quiz on Unit 6 Vocabulary rescheduled for today

Place questions 1-8  "Tuesday Siesta" and turn in with Sonnets 49 and 71 answers to 1-7 by end of class Tuesday.

21 days of class remaining.

12 WEDNESDAY intransigence

“The Censors”  by Luisa Valenzuela page 966- 968 and answer 1-10 on page 969.20 days of class remaining.

13 THURSDAY assiduously
Writing Formal Letter to the Editor with proper format (Here):

 

Imagine that you have just read “The Censors” in a magazine you subscribe to. Imagine you have just read this story in The New Yorker magazine.  Write a letter to the editor, either praising or criticizing the story for the stand it takes on censorship. Include your own views on censorship, and cite quotations or passages from the story that you agree or disagree with. Make up address details as needed but be sure to include your real name so I can give you credit.  Counts as Quiz grade Due Friday.

 

19 days of class remaining.

14 FRIDAY plaintively

Writing a Letter

As part of your .The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project:

Beginning with the salutation only, write a one page open letter to the reader in which you first introduce your poetry and your feelings about  it (e.g. Dear Reader...),  second, identify the grade you are trying to achieve, third, write about how easy or difficult it was for you to write the poetry fourth, invite the reader to respond at the back of your project, and fifth, explain the significance of the phrase “Show me don’t tell me!” And be sure to include two blank pages at the back of your project for responses from readers

 

18 days of class remaining.

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WEEK FIVE

   
17 MONDAY vociferousness

Introduction to concrete poetry--  for your project -- Create one concrete poem examples here  or  here.

Examining the Issue: The Role of the Writer
For many writers, the purpose of their art is twofold: to preserve a record of human experience and to bring about change in society. A writer might attempt to encourage social change by broadening readers’ experiences of life or making readers more sensitive to the sorrows and joys experienced by people in different socioeconomic or cultural groups. Some writings have actually sent ripples through society and produced political changes.

Read from Writing As an Act of Hope page 974--977 and answer 1-7 on page 978 (4.5. 1 Check as done __)

Magical Realism continues to inspire artists across genre of myth and film in the academy award winning  Pan's Labyrinth in Spanish with English Subtitles set during the Spanish Civil War.  Identify the messages it sends about Fascism and magical realism in your notebook to turn in at the end of the film. (4.5. 2 Check as done __)

 

17 days of class remaining.

18 TUESDAY municipal

Begin Pan's Labyrinth and take notes for assignment

Why Write?
For extra credit view Pan's Labyrinth or read the synopsis as a starting point, then consider one book that has been important to you in your life and explain how that book fulfills one of the following purposes: to record aspects of human experience, to take us places we could not otherwise visit, to leave a record for future generations, to help us discover our unique identities, to change and expand our views of the world, to bring about social change, to feed the imagination and intellect, or to provide escapism and entertainment. Then brainstorm and code, as if for a tower diagram, your own responses to the question Why write? What do you see as the primary purpose of writing novels, poems, plays, short stories, and films like Pan's Labyrinth ?  Do not copy or allow your response to be copied or both assignments will not count.

 

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project.

16 days of class remaining.

19 WEDNESDAY impetuous

Begin Pan's Labyrinth and take notes for assignment

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

15 days of class remaining.

20 THURSDAY paraphernalia

Begin Pan's Labyrinth and take notes for assignment

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

14 days of class remaining.

21 FRIDAY piqued

View the featurettes about the power of myth, the faun and the fairies, and the director interview.  Turn in your notes for a notebook test.

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

13 days of class remaining.

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WEEK SIX

   
24 MONDAY confiscate

Read Before You Read  page 1023 and define apartheid then listen to (read)  “The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses” pages 1024-29 and answer questions 1-7 due Wednesday.

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

12 days of class remaining.

25 TUESDAY imminent

Read Before You Read  page 1023  read “Dead Men’s Path”   

  Pages  997-999 and answer questions 1-7 also due Wednesday.
Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

11 days of class remaining.

26 WEDNESDAY enigma

Complete Questions on “The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses” & “Dead Men’s Path”   and turn in.  Work on any outstanding elements of your project due next Tuesday. Read “Life Is Sweet at Kumansenu” pages 987-993 and answer 1-9 on 994.

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

10 days of class remaining.

27 THURSDAY scathing

 Make the Connection

How do people react under the constant pressure of a threat that never seems to materialize? Imagine that a government tells its citizens to take precautions against an imminent natural disaster. The warnings go on for a long time, yet the disaster never happens. Still, the authorities stress that citizens should continue to take all precautions. How do you think most people would deal with such a situation?  In a post 9 11 world are we under such pressure?  In a bad economy are we fearful of losing our jobs?

Read 1032-1037 “The Norwegian Rat” and answer 1-7 due Today.  

Meet in room 1815  and work on remaining elements of The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project

9 days of class remaining.

28 FRIDAY resolution

Perhaps no other setting is the best representation of the diversity of culture as is an international airport.  Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

HW—Poetry Project is due Tuesday- Reminder, if there is a problem a note from parent with project is O.K.

8 days of class remaining.

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WEEK SEVEN

   
31 MONDAY   Closed
June 1 TUESDAY symmetrical

The “SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME” Poetry Project  is Due

 “Ocean of Words” 1084-1095 and answer 1-11 on 1096.

Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

7 days of class remaining.

2 WEDNESDAY interminable

Complete “Ocean of Words” 1084-1095 and answer 1-11 on 1096.

Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

6 days of class remaining.

3 THURSDAY permeated

 Listen to or read “An Astrologer’s Day” page 1055-1059 and answer questions 1-10 due Friday

Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

5 days of class remaining.

4 FRIDAY inscrutable

Read “The Jay” page 1048- 1051 and answer 6-10 Due today.

Answer the questions on The Terminal here as you view the film and in preparation for the final exam.

All late work is due Monday 7th.

4 days of class remaining.

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WEEK EIGHT

  in class Finals
7 MONDAY irreproachable

All late work is due Today.

Work on Review Packet -- Critical Lens Essay Due Wednesday.

Empire of the Sun Assignment:

James Graham Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and prominent member of the New Wave movement in science fiction. His best-known books are Crash (1973), adapted into a film by David Cronenberg, and the semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun (1984), made into a film by Steven Spielberg, [1] based on Ballard's boyhood in the International Settlement and internment by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War. View film and answer questions due at end of film here.

Empire of the Sun  Answer questions from worksheet.

 

3 days of class remaining.

8 TUESDAY sabotage

Empire of the Sun and HW use your notes and the textbook to work together on Review Packet Vocabulary

Empire of the Sun assignment

 

2 days of class remaining.

9 WEDNESDAY staidness

Use your notes and the textbook to work together on Review Packet Vocabulary 4

HW-- Complete remaining Review Packet 

Empire of the Sun assignment l.

1 day of class remaining.

10 THURSDAY

Last full day of classes 0 days of class remaining.

surreptitiously

Review Packet quiz and Empire of the Sun  worksheet due.

 

Empire of the Sun assignment

BE SURE TO COME IN FOR THE FINAL EXAM (as scheduled Friday 11th 12- 2pm)  BRING A #2 Pencil and a pen IF Missed (JUNE 23 at 8am with Doctors Note)

11 FRIDAY Regents Week and Final Exams Begin  FINAL EXAMS  IF Missed (JUNE 23 at 8am with Doctors Note)

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WEEK NINE

   Regents Week and Final Exams Begin
14 MONDAY  
15 TUESDAY  
16 WEDNESDAY  
17 THURSDAY  
18 FRIDAY  

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WEEK TEN  
21 MONDAY  
22 TUESDAY  
23 WEDNESDAY  
24 THURSDAY  
25 FRIDAY Conference Day

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