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English 1/2 Honors

Date
Agenda
 HomeworkImportant Due Dates
 M,1/4
Introductions
None
 
 T,1/5
Go over classroom policies and procedures
Sign policies
 
 W,1/6

Collect policies

Review mythology (Greek gods and goddesses, Prometheus)

Hand out Final Review Guide     

 Begin reviewing for final exams (esp. mythology)  
R,1/7

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,1/8Socratic Seminar on The Odyssey

Find Homeric/heroic similes in "Calypso" (pp. 891-893)

What effect do these similes create? Answer in complete sentences 

 
 M,1/11

New seats!

Go over homework

Discuss R&J 1.1 (puns) 

Paraphrase: "Try It Out" on p. 835  
 T,1/12

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  
 W,1/13

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,1/14Finish 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,1/15Share 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,1/19Continue 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?
 
 W,1/20

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.  
 R,1/21

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?)  
 F,1/22

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.  
 M,1/25

Go over homework (paragraphs)

Lecture: thesis statements

Ask other final exam questions                 

 Study for final exams
 
 W,1/27 & R,1/28Final Exams
 None! 
 F,1/29Go over multiple choice section
 None! 
 T,2/2

Go over essay final

Pick up poetry books 

 Read p. 1-3, 13, 23-28. Take notes! Also read "The Crazy Woman" p. 19.  
 W,2/3

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!
 R,2/4

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. 

 
 F,2/5

Collect l.c. requests

Discuss sound in "Travel"

Lecture on sound devices     

Read "Lone Dog" p. 21  
T,2/9 

Continue discussion on "Travel"

p. 28 exercises on meter                 

Read "The Purist." Do questions #1-5  
 W,2/10Group work on "Lone Dog" questions
Write a paragraph with attention to CEE: What message does Nash want to convey in "The Purist"?
 
 R,2/11

Finish "Lone Dog" questions

Meet in literature circles--create reading schedules and exchange contact information 

Read for lit circles  
 F,2/12

Discuss "Lone Dog" and "The Purist"

Lecture on theme     

Read "Fifteen"--Make note of words that stand out
 
 T,2/16

Finish discussion on theme

Review lit circle roles         

Questions for "Fifteen"  
 W,2/17

Lecture on diction

Discuss "Fifteen"     

Lit Circle assignments

Denotation & Connotation wksht 

 
 R,2/18

Lit Circle meeting

Go over denotation/connotation wksht     

Read "The Road Not Taken" p. 47
 
 F,2/19Finish discussions of "Fifteen" and connotations Read for l.c.
 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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