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    English III: American Lit

    Week #20 ("To Kill a Mockingbird" Week #5):

    Monday, May 14, 2012:
    1. Quiz #4 Chps. #22-31
    2. Study Guide #4 DUE (to EDMODO)
    Tuesday, May 15, 2012:
    1. Screen film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Wed., May 16 / Thurs., May 17, 2012:
    1. Screen film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Friday, May 18, 2012:
    1. Final essays due
    2. Review / Discussion in prep for final exam


    Week #19 ("To Kill a Mockingbird" Week #4):

    Monday, May 7, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice


    Week #18 ("To Kill a Mockingbird" Week #3):

    Monday, April 30, 2012:
    1. Screen "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy"
    2. Answer review questions as film is shown
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012:
    1. Screen "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy"
    2. Answer review questions as film is shown
    3. Review questions due @ end of hour
    Wed., May 2 / Thurs., May 3, 2012:
    1. Compare/Contrast film v book
    2. Discussion Chps. #14-19 pp. 135-199
    3. Literary Analysis Chps. #14-19 pp. 135-199
    Friday, May 4, 2012:
    1. Quiz #3: Chps. #14-21


    Week #17 ("To Kill a Mockingbird" Week #2):

    Monday, 23 April 2012:

    1. Study Guide #1 DUE (to Edmodo)
    2. Assign Study Guide #2 (DUE: Mon., April 30th to Edmodo)
    3. Review answers for Quiz #1
    4. Discussion and literary analysis of Chps. #7-8

    Tuesday, 24 April 2012:

    1. Overview of final essay expectations (DUE: Fri., May 18th)
    2. Discussion and literary analysis of Chps. #9-10
    3. Literary concept: Symbolism

    Wed., 25 April / Thurs., 26 April 2012:

    1. Review of Part One, Chps. #1-11
    2. Narrative structure and conflict: 3 Main Story Lines
    3. Discussion and analysis of Chps. #1-11

    Friday, 27 April 2012:

    1. Quiz #2: Chps. #7-13
    2. Silent reading time of Chps. #14-15


    Week #16 ("To Kill a Mockingbird" Week #1):

    Monday, April 16, 2012:
    1. Introduction: "To Kill a Mockingbird" unit
    2. Check-out books # and condition
    3. Overview of unit calendar and expectations
    4. Lecture: Literary and Historical Context
    5. Read Chps. #1-2 pp. 1-22
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012:
    1. Assign Study Guide #1 (DUE to EDMODO on Mon., April 23)
    2. Discussion and Literary Analysis of Chps. #1-2
    3. Biographical author info: Harper Lee
    4. Read Chps. #3-4 pp. 22-41
    Wed., April 18 / Thurs., April 19, 2012:
    1. Discussion and Literary Analysis of Chps. #3-4
    2. Overview and investigation of historical info: The Great Depression v. The Great Recession
    3. Read Chps. #5-6 pp. 41-57
    Friday, April 20, 2012:
    1. Quiz #1: Chps. #1-6
    2. Read Chps. #7-8 pp. 57-74
    3. Reminder: Study Guide #1 DUE Monday, April 23rd


    Week #15 (Modern Short Stories: "A Rose for Emily"):

    Monday, April 9, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Easter Break
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012:
    1. Intro lecture over elements of Southern Gothic style
    2. Intro lecture over William Faulkner
    3. Read Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" pp. 1018-1028
    Wed., April 11 / Thurs., April 12, 2012:
    1. Discussion covering mood and theme in "A Rose for Emily"
    2. Literary analysis discussion questions
    3. Literary analysis activity covering Southern gothic style and mood
    Friday, April 13, 2012:
    1. ***5th Hour: Vision_Tek Session #6
    2. Quiz: "A Rose for Emily" by Willaim Faulkner


    Week #14 (Modern Short Stories: "A Worn Path"):

    Monday, April 2, 2012:
    1. Intro lecture on universal themes
    2. Read Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" pp. 1002-1013
    3. Answer Lit. Review questions #1-3 & 5-8 on pp. 1015 (turn in to EDMODO)
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012:
    1. Discussion about Welty's "A Worn Path"
    2. Discussion prompts about gender and racial inequality
    Wed., April 4 / Thurs., April 5, 2012:
    1. Literary analysis of "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty
    2. Comparison and contrast activity
    Friday, April 6, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Easter Break

    Week #13 (Modern Short Stories: "Winter Dreams"):

    Monday, March 26, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012:
    1. Introduction to the Modern Short Story
    2. Introductory lecture on F. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Introduce vocabulary words for "Winter Dreams"
    4. Read F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" pp. 936-959
    5. ***5th Hour: Submit SV Writer's Project stories
    Wed., March 28 / Thurs., March 29, 2012:
    1. Literary Analysis: Character Motivation and Plot Prediction
    2. Discussion of Key Idea: Will Status Make You Happy?
    3. Assign Vocab Review worksheet
    Friday, March 30, 2012:
    1. Quiz: "Winter Dreams"


    Week #12 (Spring Break):

    Monday, March 19-Friday, March 23, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Spring Break


    Week #11 (Modernist Poetry):

    Monday, March 12, 2012:
    1. Overview of Poetic Speakers / Narrative poetry
    2. Read Frost's "Death of the Hired Man" pp. 903-909
    3. Lit. Analysis Questions p. 910 #1-7 & 9
    4. Finish Frost questions from previous week for late credit
    5. ***5th Hour: Continue SV Writer's WWII project compositions
    Tuesday, March 13, 2012:
    1. Intro lecture on Williams, Cummings and T.S. Eliot
    2. Read Williams poems "Spring and All" and "This Is Just to Say" pp. 916-917
    3. Read Cummings' "Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town" p. 922
    4. ***5th Hour: Continue SV Writer's WWII project compositions
    Wed., March 14 / Thurs., March 15, 2012
    1. Read Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" pp. 928-933
    2. Lit. Analysis Questions p. 934 #1-9
    3. Comparison and Contrast analysis chart between poetic speakers Eliot and Frost
    4. ***(Thurs., March 15) 5th Hour to Vision_Tek for SV Writer's Project #3.5
    Friday, March 16, 2012:
    1. Short answer analysis quiz over Modernist poetry
    2. ***5th Hour to Vision_Tek for SV Writer's Project #4

    Week #10 (Literary Analysis / Intro to Modernism):

    Monday, March 5, 2012:
    1. ***Junior State Reading Assessments
    2. Compose "Cast Away" analysis essays
    3. ***5th Hour: Continue SV Writer's Project compositions
    Tuesday, March 6, 2012:
    1. ***Junior State Reading Assessments
    2. Finish "Cast Away" analysis essay
    3. Discussion and review of "Cast Away" analysis projects
    4. ***5th Hour: Continue SV Writer's Project compositions
    Wed., March 7 / Thurs., March 8, 2012:
    1. ***Junior State Assessments
    2. Introduction to Modernism
    3. Review of samples of Modernist poetry
    4. Read Robert Frost pp. 798-802
    5. ***5th Hour: Ann Parr and Marla Elmquist to class to workshop writings
    Friday, March 9, 2012:
    1. ***5th Hour to Vision_Tek: SV Writer's Project Session #3
    2. Continue study of Modernism and introduce Feminism
    3. Read Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"

    Week #9 (Literary Analysis):

    Monday, February 27, 2012:
    1. Overview of interpretation/analysis frames (Transcendentalism, Realism, Naturalism)
    2. Screen "Cast Away" and identify examples of literary movements/concepts w. supporting details
    3. ***5th Hour: Continue composition of WWII Writer's Project stories
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012:
    1. Finish screening "Cast Away"
    2. ***5th Hour: Photograph for book cover / Continue composing pieces
    Wed., Feb. 29 / Thurs., March 1, 2012:
    1. Discussion over literary frames/interpretations of "Cast Away"
    2. Overview of expectations for literary analysis paper for "Cast Away"
    3. ***5th Hour: Submit pieces for editing w. Ann Parr
    Friday, March 2, 2012 (End of Third Quarter):
    1. NO SCHOOL: Teacher Workday


    Week #8 ('Naturalism'):

    Monday, February 20, 2012:
    1. Intro to Elements of Naturalism
    2. Examples: Frank Norris, Jack London, and Theodore Dreiser
    3. ***5th Hour: Transpose SV Writer's Projects Documents
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012:
    1. Read Crane's "The Open Boat" pp. 710-735
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012:
    1. Finish Crane's "The Open Boat" pp. 710-735
    2. Comprehension quiz
    3. Analysis of figurative/evocative language in text
    Thurs., Feb. 23 / Fri., Feb. 24, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Teacher Comp. Days

    Week #7 ('Regionalism'):

    Monday, February 13, 2012:
    1. Recover main concepts of Regionalism
    2. Read Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" pp. 672-685
    3. ***5th Hour: Type SV Writer's Projects documents
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012:
    1. Compare "Jumping Frog" to "Outcasts" for Regionalism tenets
    2. Analyze examples of Tall-Tales as expression of Regionalism
    3. Analyze the Western genre as expressions of Regionalism
    Wed., Feb. 15 / Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012:
    1. Read Cather's "The Wagner Matinee" pp. 692-703
    2. Analyze Imagery in the text
    3. Complete writing to synthesize chart: analysis of regionalism + examples
    Friday, February 17, 2012:
    1. ***Quiz: Regionalism + 3 Short Regional Stories
    2. ***5th Hour: To Vision_Tek for SV Writer's Project Session #2


    Week #6 ('Regionalism'):

    Monday, February 6, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012:
    1. Intro lecture on Unit 4: Regionalism, Naturalism & Feminism
    2. Examination of Income Inequality of 'Gilded Age' v. Present Times
    3. Overview of Unit 4 Expectations
    Wed., Feb. 8 / Thurs., Feb. 9, 2012:
    1. Read Introductory Material on Unit 4: pp. 616-631
    2. Complete Unit 4 Discussion Questions
    Friday, February 10, 2012:
    1. ***NOTE: 'Self-Made Individual' projects DUE
    2. ***5th Hour: To Vision_Tek for SV Writer's Project Session #1
    3. Read Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" pp. 659-667
    4. Identify 5 examples of Regionalism in the text

    Week #5 ('American Mavericks': Whitman & Dickinson):

    Monday, January 30, 2012:
    1. Compose analysis essays: Whitman's Vision of America
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012:
    1. Compose analysis essays: Whitman's Vision of America
    2. ***NOTE: 5th Hour: Ann Parr presentation about SV WWII Writer's Project
    Wed., Feb. 1 / Thurs., Feb. 2, 2012:
    1. Introduction to Emily Dickinson's life and poetry
    2. Read “Because I could not stop for Death—” p. 526
    3. Read "Success is counted sweetest" p. 528
    Friday, February 3, 2012:
    1. Read "Much Maddness is divinest Sense —" p. 529
    2. Read "My life closed twice before its close " p. 529
    3. Read "The Soul selects her own Society " p. 530
    4. Read "I heard a Fly buzz when I died " p. 531
    5. Read "My Life had stood a loaded Gun " p. 532

    Week #4 ('American Mavericks': Whitman & Dickinson):

    Monday, January 23, 2012:
    1. Discussion over "Civil Disobedience"
    2. Review for quiz
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012:
    1. Quiz: Franklin, Emerson & Thoreau
    Wed., Jan. 25 / Thurs., Jan. 26, 2012:
    1. Introduction to poetry and poetic elements
    2. Read Shakespeare & Longfellow for examples of meter, rhyme and rhythm
    3. Intro lecture on Walt Whitman
    4. Intro to elements of free verse (cataloging, repetition, parallelism)
    5. Read "I Hear America Singing" p. 510
    6. Read "Song of Myself" pp. 512-515
    Friday, January 27, 2012:
    1. ***NOTE: Book Reports Due
    2. Read "A Noiseless Patient Spider" p. 516
    3. Read "Beat! Beat! Drums!" p. 517
    4. Listen to wax recording of Whitman reciting "America" (poets.org)


    Week #3 ('Self Made Individuals' Unit):

    Monday, January 16, 2012:
    1. NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    1. Recap of 'Self-Made' Individual projects
    2. Lecture covering tenets of the Emersonian American Individual
    3. Read Thoreau "Walden" pp. 370-380
    Wed., Jan. 18 / Thurs., Jan. 19, 2012:
    1. Discussion over "Walden"
    2. Identify tenets of Emerson's American Individual in "Walden"
    3. Complete graphic organizer identifying text based examples of Emerson's ideas in "Walden"
    4. Read "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" by Wendell Berry (?)
    Friday, January 20, 2012:
    1. Select project for 'Self-Made' Individual project
    2. Read Thoreau "On Civil Disobedience" pp. 382-389
    3. Literary analysis questions covering "Civil Disobedience"

    Week #2 (Writing Assessments + 'Self-Made' Individuals Unit):

    Monday, January 9, 2012:
    1. Hand-in and collect sentence fragment worksheets
    2. Persuasive writing assessment (timed writing activity)
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012:
    1. Persuasive writing assessment (timed writing activity)
    Wed., Jan. 11 / Thurs., Jan. 12, 2012:
    1. Return and discuss persuasive term papers
    2. Introductory lecture on Emerson & Transcendentalism
    3. Read Emerson "Self-Reliance" pp. 360-364
    4. Read Emerson "Nature" pp. 365-367
    5. Discussion concerning Emerson's main theme
    6. Literary Analysis Question p. 367 #4-8
    Friday, January 13, 2012:
    1. Discussion about 'Self-Made Individual' Projects
    2. Small group discussion over main ideas in Emerson and Franklin
    3. Screen film "Great Books: Walden"




    Week #1 ('Self-Made Individuals' Unit):

    Monday, January 2, 2012:
    1. ***NO SCHOOL: Christmas Break
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012:
    1. Introductory lecture concerning philosophy
    2. Thematic question: What is an American?
    3. Read “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” pp. 262-271

    Wed., 4 Jan. / Thurs., 5 Jan., 2012:

    1. Discussion of “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”
    2. Questions p. 272 #1-9
    3. Introduction to self-regulated ‘Self-Made Individual’ projects

    Friday, 6 January 2012:

    1. Presentation by Mrs. Charvat about junior conferences
    2. Introduce book report expectations
    3. Grammar: Lesson 1: Sentence Fragments: pp. 5-8
    4. Return term papers and discuss revision process




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    Week #17 (Persuasive Research Papers)

    Monday, December 5, 2011:
    1. Continue research for supporting evidence
    2. Begin research for counterargument evidence
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011:
    1. Finish research for counterarguments
    2. Research Benchmark #2: All research due
    Download file "persuasive_essay_outline_template.docx"

    Wed., Dec. 7 / Thurs., Dec. 8, 2011:
    1. Write final thesis statement
    2. Begin outlining paper
    3. Research Benchmark #3: Thesis + Bibliography Due
    Friday, December 9, 2011:
    1. Finish Outlining paper
    2. Research Benchmark #4: Outline DUE Monday, December 12, 2011 beginning of class

    Week #16 (Persuasive Research Papers)

    Monday, November 28, 2011:
    1. Overview of Research expectations
    2. Selection of subject, narrow to topic

    Download file "persuasive_research_papers.pdf"

    Download file "persuasive_essay_calendar.pdf"

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011:
    1. Overview of Research paper calendar
    2. How to Research Properly
    3. Beginning stages of research
    Wed., Nov. 30 / Thurs., Dec. 1, 2011:
    1. Collecting research evidence
    2. Read, highlight and paraphrase research sources
    3. Collect counterarguments
    Friday, December 2, 2011:
    1. Submit research sources (4-6 pieces of research)
    2. Research Benchmark #1: 4 research sources due

    Week #15 (Unit 2: American Romantics)

    Monday, November 21, 2011:
    1. Finish "The Minister's Black Veil" Symbolic & Literary Analysis
    2. Review for Exam
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011:
    1. American Romanticism Exam
    2. Read book report books for remainder of period
    Wed., Nov. 23 / Thurs., Nov. 24, 2011:
    1. NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break
    Friday, November 25, 2011:
    1. NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break


    Week #14 (Unit 2c: 'American Gothic')

    Monday, November 14, 2011:
    1. Finish "Tom Walker" analysis
    2. Contemporary "Tom Walker" versions
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011:
    1. "The Devil and Tom Walker" Quiz
    2. Overview of book report expectations
    Wed., Nov. 16 / Thurs., Nov. 17, 2011:
    1. Read "The Minister's Black Veil"
    Friday, November 18, 2011:
    1. "The Minister's Black Veil" Literary Analysis


    Week #13 (Unit 2a: 'Early Romantics')

    Monday, November 7, 2011
    1. NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011
    1. Quiz: Edgar Allan Poe & Romanticism
    2. Find Book Report Book: Fiction, College Prep.
    Wed., Nov. 9 / Thurs., Nov. 10, 2011
    1. Anticipatory Guide: $
    2. Intro to Vocab words
    3. Read "The Devil and Tom Walker" pp. 310-327
    Friday, November 11, 2011
    1. Literary Analysis: "Tom Walker"

    Week #12 (Unit 2c: 'The American Gothic')

    Monday, October 31, 2011:
    1. Introductory lecture on Romantic ideals
    2. Read "The Masque of the Red Death" pp. 428-434
    3. Discussion about story to follow
    Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
    1. In-depth examination of Romanticism pp. 296-305
    2. Analysis of "Red Death" for overarching romantic themes
    Wed., Nov. 2 / Thurs., Nov. 3, 2011:
    1. Read "The Fall of the House of Usher" pp. 404-422
    2. Literary analysis of main themes
    3. Compare and contrast "Red Death" to "Usher"
    Friday, Nov. 4, 2011:
    1. Quiz: Romanticism & Edgar Allan Poe


    Week #11 (Unit 1d: 'Revolutionary Writers')

    Monday, October 24, 2011:
    1. Non-fiction book report compositions
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011:
    1. Discussion of Puritan themes/ideals
    2. Screen Edward R. Murrow monologue (Dissent v. Disloyalty)
    3. Intro to Rhetorical Appeals pp. 222-223
    4. Read "Speech in Virginia Convention" Patrick Henry pp. 224-230
    Wed., Oct. 26 / Thurs., Oct. 27, 2011:
    1. Read "The Crisis" Thomas Paine pp. 244-251
    2. Rhetorical Analysis of Henry and Paine
    Friday, October 28, 2011:
    1. NO SCHOOL: Teacher Comp. Day


    Week #10 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition' Exam)

    Monday, October 17, 2011:
    1. "The Crucible" Exam Part One: Essays
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011:
    1. "The Crucible" Exam Part Two: Vocabulary
    2. Begin watching film version of "The Crucible"
    Wed., Oct. 19 / Thurs., Oct. 20, 2011
    1. Finish film version of "The Crucible"
    2. Read missing scene from play (Act 2, Scene 2)
    3. Discussion over missing scene
    Friday, October 21, 2011:
    1. NO SCHOOL: End of First Quarter

    Week #9 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition': "The Crucible": Act IV):

    Monday, October 10, 2011:
    1. Act III Quiz + Vocabulary
    2. Read book report books
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011:
    1. Read "The Crucible" Act IV
    2. Lit. Analysis p. 209 #4-10
    Wed., Oct. 12 / Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011:
    1. Discussion of Act IV
    2. Analysis of major themes
    3. Literary analyses activities
    Friday, October 14, 2011:
    1. Review for "The Crucible" exam on Monday, October 17


    Week #8 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition': "The Crucible": Act III):

    Monday, October 3, 2011:
    1. No School: Teacher Inservice
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011:
    1. Book report reminder
    2. Journal #4: Internal/External Conflicts + Resolutions
    3. Act III Vocabulary
    4. Read "The Crucible" Act III
    Wed., Oct. 5 / Thurs., Oct. 6, 2011:
    1. Intro to "The Crucible" Unit Projects
    2. Finish reading "The Crucible" Act III
    3. Discussion questions
    4. Literary analysis of Act III
    Friday, October 7, 2011:
    1. No School: Hyllningsfest
    2. NOTE: Act III Quiz Monday, October 10


    Week #7 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition': "The Crucible": Act II):

    Monday, September 26, 2011:
    1. "The Crucible" Act I Quiz + Vocabulary
    2. Read book report books while quizzes are finished
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011:
    1. Review book report expectations + projects
    2. Read Act II "The Crucible"

    Wed., Sept. 28 / Thurs., Sept. 29, 2011:

    1. Finish reading Act II "The Crucible"
    2. Literary Analysis of Act II
    3. Assign "The Crucible" Unit projects
    Friday, September 30, 2011:
    1. "The Crucible" Act II Quiz
    2. Read book report books as quizzes are finished



    Week #6 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition': "The Crucible": Act I):

    Monday, September 19, 2011:

    1. Assign Book Report #1 expectations
    2. Assign vocabulary for Act I
    3. Introduce "The Crucible" & Arthur Miller
    4. Begin reading Act I of "The Crucible:
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011:
    1. Continue reading Act I of "The Crucible"
    Wed., Sept. 21 / Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011:
    1. Finish reading "The Crucible" Act I
    2. "The Crucible" Literary Analysis p. 159 #4-10
    3. "The Crucible" Act One Vocab Study (due Fri., Sept. 23)
    4. Browse library for book report books
    5. Reading check and character analysis of "The Crucible"
    Friday, September 23, 2011:
    1. Turn in Vocab review of "The Crucible" Act One
    2. Analysis of conflicts in "The Crucible"
    3. Review dramatic terms and conventions of drama
    4. Browse library for book report books
    5. Quiz #2: "The Crucible" Act I
    6. Silent read of Book Report book


    Week #5 (Unit 1c: 'The Puritan Tradition': "The Crucible: Act I"):

    Monday, September 12, 2011:

    1. Submit Equiano's short answer literary analysis via EDMODO
    2. Anticipatory guide: Sense of morality: Does fear shape our morality?
    3. Intro to emotional appeals and rhetorical analysis skills
    4. Read "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" pp. 118-126

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011:

    1. Finish reading "Sinners" pp. 118-126
    2. Conduct literary analysis over emotional appeals in "Sinners"
    3. Introduce rhetorical analysis strategies
    4. Compose rhetorical critiques for "Sinners"

    Wed., Sept. 14 / Thurs., Sept. 15, 2011:

    1. Finish rhetorical critiques for "Sinners"
    2. Debate original morality questions over "Sinners"

    Friday, September 16, 2011:

    1. Journal #2: Drama and Paranoia/Hysteria
    2. Introduction to the Puritans and principles of modern drama
    3. Arthur Miller Biography
    4. Read "The Crucible: Act I"

    Week #4 (Unit 1b: 'Exploration and the Early Settlers'):

    Monday, September 5, 2011:

    1. NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011:

    1. NO SCHOOL: Teacher Inservice

    Wed., Sept. 7 / Thurs., Sept. 8, 2011:

    1. Intro to Author's purpose and slave narratives
    2. Read "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" pp. 78-85
    3. Complete Literary Analysis of "Equiano's Slave Narrative"
    4. Research truth/validity of Equiano's narrative and life
      1. scholar.google.com
    Download file "equiano_reading_guide.docx"

    Friday, September 9, 2011:

    1. Discussion of Author's Purpose (inform, persuade, entertain)
    2. Analysis of p. 84: Equiano's intent w/ document
    3. Review of lit. analysis: is Equiano's document authentic?
    4. Writing strategy over Equiano's slave narrative
      1. Short answer + 3 pieces of supporting evidence


    Week #3 (Unit 1a: 'The Native American Experience'):

    Monday, 29 August, 2011:

    1. Discussion of "The World on the Turtle's Back" pp. 29-41
      1. Theme & Symbolism
    2. Literary Analysis of "Turtle" WKST
    3. Folk Literature Concepts of "Turtle" WKST
    4. Vocab #1: from "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

    Tuesday, 30 August, 2011:

    1. Read "The Coyote and the Buffalo" pp. 42-49
      1. Archetypes & "Trickster" lecture
    2. Prediction chart & Lit. Analysis of "Trickster" archetype
    3. After Reading questions #3-8 (DUE Wed., Aug. 31, 2011)

    Wed., Aug. 31 / Thurs., Sept. 1, 2011:

    1. Lecture on Irony and various forms
    2. Discuss "The Coyote and the Buffalo" pp. 42-49
      1. Analysis of elements of trickster tales
    3. Read "The Way to Rainy Mountain" pp. 50-59
      1. Analyze structure WKST
    4. Small Group Discussions: Lit. Analysis of "Rainy Mountain"

    Friday, 2 September, 2011:

    1. Quiz #1: 3 Native American stories + Vocab #1
      1. Oral Tradition, Setting, Theme, Irony, Symbolism & Archetypes



    Week #2 (Unit 1: Early American Writing: 'An Emerging Nation'):

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    1. Practice procedures
    2. Journal response #1: What is an American?
    3. Establish EDMODO accounts & explore web-site
    4. Submit journals via EDMODO

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    1. Practice Procedures
    2. Establish ClassZone.com accounts and access on-line textbooks
    3. Developing reading strategies with critical lenses
      1. excerpt from "The Great Gatsby" pp. 6-8
    4. Intro to "Early American Writing" + QAR outline pp. 16-27
      1. DUE: Friday, August 26, 2011

    Download file "reading_outline_pp19-27.pdf"
    Download file "reading_outline_pp19-27.docx"

    Wed., Aug. 24 / Thurs. Aug. 25, 2011

    1. Continue Intro to "Early American Writing" + QAR outline pp. 16-27
      1. DUE: Friday, August 26, 2011
    2. Discussion of important concepts of the historical period
    3. Student inventory and learning styles worksheet
    4. Read "The World on the Turtle's Back" pp. 32-41
    Download file "student_profile_survey.docx"

    Friday, August 26, 2011:

    1. Finish "Early American Writing" outline & discuss
    2. Intro to creation myths: Journal #2
    3. Read "The World on the Turtle's Back" pp. 32-41



    Week #1 (Intro to Course Expectations):

    Thursday, August 18, 2011: First Day of School

    On the agenda for today (10 minute class periods):

    1. Welcoming and introductions
    2. Initial overview of expectations
    3. Introduction to Mr. Whetstone's wiki site and download of course syllabus

    Friday, August 19, 2011

    On the agenda for today:

    1. Introductions / Meet Mr. Whetstone
    2. Overview of course expectations and review of syllabus
    3. Beginning of classroom procedures
    Download file "English_III_course_syllabus_2011.pdf"




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