Welcome grade 11 Honors -- The American Dream
Marking term 46/11 - Final drafts due 6/8-9 - Bring in typed versions of core essay for editing5/26-27 - MCAs begin! Reading comprehension and vocabulary sections, make sure to study vocab - Chapter 1 response questions due
5/24-25 - 1. Complete chapter 1
2. Answer the following questions as a half page each, make sure to include a quotation in each answer. Will be collected at the end of class
- Is Nick a reliable narrator?
- Although merely described as differing based on fashionable and less fashionable, what larger concepts can be seen that actually illustrate the differences between East and West Egg?
- When Jordan indicates that it is "time for this good girl to go to bed" can the reader believe her to be or not to be a "good girl"?
- By the end of the chapter does Tom differ or live up to Nick's original depiction of him as a pompous brute?- When the possibility of a daughter is described and what that daughter is hoped to grow up to be like, what does this depiction show the reader about high society? 5/20-21 - PPTs due for presentations (All group members must be present for credit) - Have 12 entries completed - Complete readings5/13-14 - Begin group PPTs 5/11 - Complete all 3 questions from article4/29-30 - Final videos submitted4/14-15 - Choose a college you are interested in and bring in the essay for that school
Marking Term 33/24-25 - Bring in three American poems at least 12 lines in length 3/19 - final essay due (sigh of relief) - All due by this date, no excuses3/15-16 - research essay rough draft due (complete not portion of essay) - Version with edits must be submitted with final3/10-11 - Define and POS for vocab words - Streetcar questions due3/8-9 - research essay outline due 3/4-5 - Vocab quiz3/1-2 - Research paper thesis statement due - vocab sentences due2/25-26 - Research text is completed and 10 TQEs are due
2/11-12 - Annotated bibliography due (10 sources)2/4-5 - List of 10 sources due 1/28-29 - Make sure that a final research text is chosen and has enough resources available
Journal Entries (Must be completed whether absent or in class)1. TQE for "Dream Variations"2. With assigned position (dead/alive) persuade me concerning the American Dream from that position
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Henry David Thoreau||Nathaniel Hawthorne||D. H. Lawrence||Edith Wharton|
1/7-8 - All journals due Vacation: Sleep, relax, and be ready for your research essay! WOOOOOOOO! 12/21-22 - Final essay due 12/17-18 - Final group projects due12/14-15 - Vocab quiz12/9-10 - Rough drafts due - Vocabulary sentences due11/20-23 - Begin "Social Networking" small group project 11/18-19 - Formative review - Core Paper assigned - Essay outlines due on 11/24-25 11/16-17 - Have all 451 response questions completed - Finish reading 451 and final entries are due
--- Response Questions:
- How has the relationship between Guy and his wife changed from the start of the book to now? How is their relationship portrayed?
- p. 58 – How is equality portrayed?
- What reasoning has been given for books being burned?
- How is the current state of this nation in comparison to the rest of the world?
- How is “love” portrayed?
- p.47 – Detail significance/impact
- Concerning his job, what has happened to Guy and his outlook of work? What does Beatty say about this?
- Who is Faber? What role does he play to this point?
- What does the final conversation/conflict between Beatty and Guy represent?
Journal - (thesis statement, 2 body paragraphs, and 2 quotes)1. How does imagery in the first 6 paragraphs influence the character?2. G- Compare and contrast the short story "The Flowers" to the poem "Strange Fruit" using poetic and literary elements W- How does the poet's use of poetic elements emphasize the purpose and message in the poem "Strange Fruit"3. Using the poem "Picture Puzzle Piece" what effect and purpose is there to the extended use of imagery in this poem? Consider what each instance suggests and how the closing puts all of these into a single perspective. Lastly, what audience do you believe this poem is projected toward? Why? Write thesis statement and 2 body paragraphs4. Using the poem "The Loser" consider a likely moral to the poem. What is the poet’s real message from this poem? Now write your own situation that illustrates this moral. Create your own character and storyline to write a narrative, story, or poem. (1 page)5. Choose a book at random and read through only the first 5 pages, making sure to focus on the setting of the story. Write a thesis statement and two body paragraphs that illustrate how the story's setting effects and influences the (choose two) character, situation, or mood. 6. Pt.1 ---•Choose a point in history that you know a lot about •Where is this point in history focusing on (Medieval France, Y2K New York, Ancient Egypt, etc.) •What does this region look like? (list 5 details – weather, landscape, population) •What types of things are going on in this region? (list 3 – shopping, hunting, frolicking) •What characters are going to be used in this situation (Can be real or fictional) •How do these people feel about this time, place, and all of the goings on? •Prompt: Using all of these features write a short excerpt about the characters and location by focusing on the setting and how that setting helps to portray the characters and how they feel about the place in which they live.pt. 2
7. Compare and contrast "Fahrenheit 451" and Equilibrium in 2 body paragraphs (Theme-Coming of Age and character/setting/etc)
Marking Term 1
10/29 - 10/30 - 10/26 - 10/27 - Vocabulary quiz #5 - Final Short Story due10/22 - 10/21 - MCA
10/20 - 10/19 - Rough draft completed
10/16 - 10/13 - Vocabulary sentences due
10/9 - 10/8 - Vocabulary quiz #4 - Final Narrative Accounts due
10/5 - 10/6 - Vocabulary quiz #3 - Vocabulary sentences due
10/1 - 10/2 - Narrative draft due10/1 - 9/30 - 3 paragraph response due -- "Why did they do it?" (Discussion of character motivation)9/29 - 9/28 - Vocabulary sentences due 9/25 - 9/24 - Vocabulary quiz 9/21 - 9/22 - Vocabulary paragraph/sentences due
9/17 - 9/18 - Vocabulary quiz9/17 - 9/16 - "Hills Like White Elephants" Response Question: "Are the symbols or is the discussion between Jig and the American more evocative of the story's meaning?" --Follow thesis/topic sentence outline to answer this question. Then create both body paragraphs proving your choice is the right one. (Make sure to use a counterarguement for proof)9/11 - 9/10 - Coat of Arms and written responses due/discussed - Vocabulary paragraphs due 9/9 - 9/8 - Outline for "My Last Duchess" and "The Cask of Amontillado" narrator similarity and difference essay evaluated
9/2 - 9/3 - Complete Response to Lit. question on "The Cask of Amontillado" Short Answer: On lined paper write your response using at least one textual reference in 1-2 pages.
Although sickly, drunk, and in creepy caverns covered in deadly chemicals, Fortunato continues his descent at the heels of Montresor. What happens prior to entering the cavern or while inside that causes Fortunato to continue? (Things to consider: What does Montresor say and do, what is the goal, why is this goal of interest to Fortunato?)