Tuesday, September 5: Welcome Back! Honors 9 policies and procedures. Syllabus.
Wednesday, September 6: Summer reading essays due. Objective test on Mississippi Trial, 1955.
Thursday, September 7: Book Print presentations
Friday, September 8: Book Print presentations
Monday, September 11: Continue book print presentations
Tuesday, September 12: SAT Writing Practice
Wednesday, September 13: "Thank You Ma'am", by Langston Hughes, class plot graph, comprehension questions
Thursday, September 14: Finish "Thank You Ma'am", introduce Irony - notes
Friday, September 15: Finish Irony notes with interactive cards activity, set up No Red Ink account and complete brief diagnostic test.
Monday, September 18: Discuss/define status - what characteristics to people of high status possess? Read "The Necklace", p. 224 in the textbook
Tuesday, September 19: Methods of characterization notes - apply to Mme Loisel and M. Loisel from "The Necklace"
Wednesday, September 20: Small group analysis of "The Necklace" - hubris, degree of guilt, and synthesis with Paul Lawrence Dunbar's "We Wear The Mask"
Thursday, September 21: Create commonlit.org account. Read "Why This Controversial German Woman Gave Up Money For 16 Years" Answer text dependent questions.
Friday, September 22: Finish commonlit article and questions; assign commonlit extra credit opportunity.
Monday, September 25: ACEC writing method; practice by writing partner ACEC, due a the end of the hour
Tuesday, September 26: Symbolism - brainstorm color/object symbols and what they represent; read Chapter 3 of The Grapes of Wrath - discuss the symbolism of the turtle and other events/objects in the excerpt.
Wednesday, September 27: Discuss real-world symbols according to The Grapes of Wrath; read "The Scarlet Ibis", p. 462 in textbook
Thursday, September 28: Small group symbol analysis
Friday, September 29: Finish and submit small group symbol analysis
Monday, October 2: Mood and tone activity/notes
Tuesday, October 3: A&E Biography - Edgar Allan Poe
Wednesday, October 4: Read "The Cask of Amontillado" and CCR/Close Reading assignment
Thursday, October 5: "The Cask of Amontillado" Media Study
Friday, October 6: Notes - Elements of Poetry. Analysis of poetic devices in songs.
Monday, October 10: Review analysis of poetic devices in songs. Begin "The Raven"
Tuesday, October 11: Close Critical Reading - "The Raven" - due by the end of the hour
Wednesday, October 12: Blackout poetry examples and begin work
Thursday, October 13: "Incident in a Rose Garden" - synthesize "Incident" with "Raven"
Friday, October 14: Submit final blackout poems, introduce literary criticism, pass out short story unit test study guide
Monday, October 17: Teacher modeled introduction to literary criticism. Begin work on the outline graphic organizer. Check in your rough draft claim and text based evidence (quotes) with me prior to taking a laptop to begin drafting.
Tuesday, October 18: Work on outlines and introductions
Wednesday, October 19: Teacher modeled body paragraph and embedding of quotes. Review of MLA format. Continue drafting.
Thursday, October 20: Short story unit test. Continue drafting.
Friday, October 21: Finish body paragraphs.
Monday, October 24: Final in-class work day on lit crit rough drafts
Tuesday, October 25: Typed rough drafts due. Peer editing stations.
Wednesday, October 26: Introduce And Then There Were None - calendar, anticipation guide, discuss.
Thursday, October 27: Final draft lit crit due
Friday, October 28: First ATTWN discussion, chapters 1-3. Read 4-6 for Monday.
Monday, October 31: Discuss ATTWN Chapters 4-6. Read chapters 7 and 8 for Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 1: No Red Ink Grammar website - set up accounts and take diagnostic test
Wednesday, November 2: Discuss ATTWN Chapters 7 and 8. Read 9 and 10 for Friday.
Thursday, November 3: No Red Ink Grammar - Pronoun Practice - work towards mastery.
Friday, November 4: Discuss ATTWN Chapters 9 and 10. Read 11-13 for Monday.