|Date ||Agenda ||Homework||Important Due Dates |
| M,1/4||Introductions ||None |
| T,1/5||Go over classroom policies and procedures ||Sign policies |
Review mythology (Greek gods and goddesses, Prometheus)
Hand out Final Review Guide
|Begin reviewing for final exams (esp. mythology)|
Introduce SSR and Socratic Seminar
Continue discussion on mythology
| Short answer response: What is an epic? What is an epic hero? Why is Odysseus an epic hero?|
|F,1/8||Socratic Seminar on The Odyssey |
Find Homeric/heroic similes in "Calypso" (pp. 891-893)
What effect do these similes create? Answer in complete sentences
Go over homework
Discuss R&J 1.1 (puns)
|Paraphrase: "Try It Out" on p. 835|
Continue discussion of 1.1 (puns, oxymorons, comic relief, characterization)
Go over homework
|Find and list 7 examples of similes, metaphors, and personification in R&J|
Finish lecture on irony and foreshadowing
R&J 2.2 group work
| Find examples of irony and foreshadowing in R&J (continue on back of yesterday's hmwk)|
|R,1/14||Finish 2.2 group work ||Choose two examples you found in the previous two nights' homework, and answer for each: What is the effect created by this literary element?|
|F,1/15||Share out on 2.2 group work (Take notes on literary strategies and characterization) |
Start studying for final exams--Odyssey vocab and literary terms
Read 30 min.
| Reading Logs Due Friday, 1/22|
|T,1/19||Continue sharing out on 2.2 work. ||Read Friar Laurence's monologue on pp. 803-804. Respond in your notes: What are his instructions to Romeo? |
Finish sharing out on 2.2 work.
Go over figurative language, irony, and foreshadowing in R&J
|Reread Juliet's soliloquy on pp. 824-826. Respond in your notes: What is Juliet's state of mind? Support your response.|
Wrap up previous discussions.
Go over types of speeches
Lecture on claim, evidence, elaboration
|Chart--Fate vs. Human Action (Who is responsible for the tragedy?)|
Socratic Seminar: Who is responsible for the tragedy of R&J?
Define tragedy, tragic hero, tragic flaw, catharsis
Collect reading logs
|Write a paragraph with attention to CEE. Discuss the most prominent reason for one person's responsibility for Romeo's and Juliet's deaths.|
Go over homework (paragraphs)
Lecture: thesis statements
Ask other final exam questions
| Study for final exams|
|W,1/27 & R,1/28||Final Exams||None!|
|F,1/29||Go over multiple choice section||None!|
Go over essay final
Pick up poetry books
|Read p. 1-3, 13, 23-28. Take notes! Also read "The Crazy Woman" p. 19.|
Poetry anticipation guide
Assign literature circles
Pass out new reading logs
"Crazy Woman" #1-7 (Don't need to write the question, but answer thoroughly and specifically in complete sentences. Incorporate the question into the response.)
|Find your lit circle groups by Friday!|
Discuss "The Crazy Woman" by going over homework and passing out sample responses
Read "Travel" p.14. Observe sound.
Read "Travel" again.
Read 30 min.
Collect l.c. requests
Discuss sound in "Travel"
Lecture on sound devices
|Read "Lone Dog" p. 21|
Continue discussion on "Travel"
p. 28 exercises on meter
|Read "The Purist." Do questions #1-5|
|W,2/10||Group work on "Lone Dog" questions ||Write a paragraph with attention to CEE: What message does Nash want to convey in "The Purist"? |
Finish "Lone Dog" questions
Meet in literature circles--create reading schedules and exchange contact information
|Read for lit circles|
Discuss "Lone Dog" and "The Purist"
Lecture on theme
|Read "Fifteen"--Make note of words that stand out|
Finish discussion on theme
Review lit circle roles
|Questions for "Fifteen"|
Lecture on diction
Lit Circle assignments
Denotation & Connotation wksht
Lit Circle meeting
Go over denotation/connotation wksht
|Read "The Road Not Taken" p. 47|
|F,2/19||Finish discussions of "Fifteen" and connotations||Read for l.c. |