Lesson Plans


English IV AP

Lesson Plans

*Please note that as with any lesson plans, I will do my best to make sure that we stay on target, however, things will come up that I have no ability to effect.  These plans are just to help you guys that will be out quite a bit during the year.


Week 3 (September 5 – 9, 2011)

Monday 9.5.11

*Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday 9.6.11

*Edgar Allan Poe Analysis due

*discuss and model TPCASTT with “The Whipping”

*hand out poetry responses and discuss

Wednesday 9.7.11

*computer lab

Thursday, 9.8.11

*background discussion of Medieval Ballads

*read “Lord Randall,” “The Unquiet Grave,” “Barbara Allan,” “Get Up and Bar the Door”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 typed responses concerning Medieval Ballads (due Monday)

Friday, 9.9.11

*College Admissions Essay due


*background of John Donne

*read “No Man is an Island,” “Holy Sonnet 10,” “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 typed responses concerning Donne (due Monday)


Week 4 (September 12 – 16, 2011)

Monday, 9.12.11

*first four poetry responses due (Medieval / Donne)

*Donne TPCASTT due

*discuss Robert Herrick

*read “Divination,” “Upon Love,” “To the Virgins”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 poetry responses of Herrick’s due Friday

Tuesday, 9.13.11

*discuss Emily Dickinson’s biography

Wednesday, 9.14.11

*read #480, 88, 324, 712, 341, 1462, 478, 340, “Emily Dickinson’s To Do List”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 poetry responses of Dickinson’s due Friday

Thursday, 9.15.11

*discuss Robert Frost’s biography

*read “The Road Not Taken,” “Flower Gathering,” “Fire and Ice”

Friday, 9.16.11

*turn in 4 poetry responses for the week (Herrick / Dickinson)

*read “The Impulse,” “Into My Own,” “Revelation,” “Acquainted with the Night”


Week 5 (September 19 – 23, 2011)

Monday 9.19.11

*continue Robert Frost

*read “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Out, Out-“

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 Frost poetry responses due next Monday

*read Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”

Tuesday, 9.20.11

*discuss Elizabeth Bishop

*read “One Art,” “First Death in Nova Scotia”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 poetry responses from Bishop and / or Roethke due next Monday

Wednesday, 9.21.11

*discuss Robert Burns

*read “Red, Red Rose,” “To a Mouse,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “A Man’s a Man for a’ That,” “Mother”

*TPCASTT for homework / 2 poetry responses from Burns due next Monday

Thursday, 9.22.11

*Drill and Kill #1

*begin background discussion of Geoffrey Chaucer and Medieval Times

Friday, 9.23.11

*Drill and Kill #2

*Introduction to “The Canterbury Tales”

*start reading the Prologue p. 102 – 123


Week 6 (September 26 – 30, 2011)

Monday, 9.26.11

*continue reading Prologue and finish

*introduce the Pardoner and his role

*begin reading

Tuesday, 9.27.11

*continue reading The Pardoner’s Tale p. 126 -131


Wednesday, 9.28.11

*read The Miller’s Tale in class together

Thursday, 9.29.11

*complete reading The Miller’s Tale

*essay to assign and wrap up for homework

Friday, 9.30.11

*introduction to “Beowulf” p. 22

*begin reading p. 24 – 52