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2013 - 2014 Sophomore Honors English Syllabus

 

SYLLABUS FOR FALL SEMESTER!!! 

 

Week 1 Aug.1   

Fill out Contact Sheet

Discuss different aspects of summer reading.

 

Week 2 Aug. 5-9

GTK Activity

Discuss Syllabus and go over class rules.

Explain Memory Work and Exams.

Go over journal work to be turned in next week.

Go over reading list and directions for quarterly journals.

Receive Study Guide for Night and Flowers for Algernon

Notes on Night

Thursday Socratic Seminar over Night

Grammar Exercises Reviewing Parts of Speech. 

Test over Night on Friday August 9th.

 

 Week 3 Aug. 12 -16 

Discuss Flowers for Algernon.  Fill out chapter outline and study guide.

Socratic Seminar of Flowers for Algernon

Journal Assignment Due for Summer Reading on August 15th, Wednesday.

Test over Flowers for Algernon Wednesday the 15th.

Exercises on MLA format and works cited sheet.

Discuss outline of Comparison Paper/Project and Essay Cheat Sheet.

Essay Due on August 23th

Grammar Exercises

Journal Work

 

 Week 4 Aug. 19 –23  

Library Orientation

Research paper and begin to take notes

Research Essay on Comparison Poem DUE ON AUGUST 23rd!

Grammar Exercises

Journal Work

 

 Week 5 Aug. 26 –30  

Comparison Projects Presented to the Class on the 26th- 30th

Receive notes on background of Shakespeare and Julius Caesar.

Receive notes on Playwriting, Poetry, and Stage

Read Act I in class and at home.

Grammar

Journals

 

Week 6 Sept. 3rd  – 6th   

Receive Technical Writing Notes

Read Act II and Act III in class and at home.

Fill out packet.

Grammar

Journals

                             

 Week 7 Sept. 9-13    

Finish Reading Julius Caesar

Fill out packet.

Receive outline for essay

Receive outline for group project

Journals 

Grammar

 

Week 8 Sept. 16-20  

Finish Play if Necessary

Fill out packet.

Work on group projects in class. 

STUDENT LED SOCRATIC SEMINAR

Rough Draft of Essay on 18th for Peer Editing.

Packet and test over Julius Caesar on September 20th.

Grammar Work

Journals

QUARTERLY JOURNAL DUE ON SEPTEMBER 19th!

 

Week 9 Sept. 23- 27

Work on Group Project in class.

Essay Due on September 25th.

Memory Work on September 26th

Journals

Grammar Exercises.

 

 Week 10 Sept. 30th Oct. 4th  

Julius Caesar group presentations.

Watch film if time

 

Week of Oct. 7th-18th Enjoy your fall break.  You earned it!!

Week 11 Oct. 21-25

Discuss next book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Learn about Great Depression.

Read Chapter 1 in class. Chapters 2 and 3 as homework.

Character Sketches and Symbolism

Receive vocabulary words

Grammar

Journals

 

 Week 12 Oct. 28 – 31 

Finish reading the book in class and at home.

Discuss theme and examples of social exclusion.

Discuss the topic of Euthanasia.

Fill in chapter outlines for story.

Check vocabulary lists.

Quiz over vocabulary on Oct. 29th.

Receive essay topics

Journals

Grammar

 

 Week 13 Nov. 4th  - 8th    

Week Long Essay Writing Workshop.

Rough Draft for Peer Editing on Nov.5th .

Final Essay Due 8th

 

 Week 14 Nov. 11th -15th   

TEST OVER OMAM VOCAB AND BOOK on November 12th

Receive next novel Brave New World by Alduous Huxley

“Imagine” John Lennon Exercise

Read Chapters 1-2 in class.  Chapter 3 and 4 will be read as weekend homework.

Receive Packet

Receive Vocabulary

Grammer Exercises

Journal Work

 

Week 15 Nov. 18-22nd

Discuss homework reading and fill in Chapter Questions.

Read Chapters 5-10 in class, finishing at home if necessary.

Homework: Research Historical Context

Grouping Exercise

Huxley-isms Exercise

QUARTERLY JOURNALS DUE ON NOV. 19th

Vocabulary Quiz on November 20th.

Grammar Exercises

Journals

 

Week 16 Nov. 25-26

Fill out Chapter Outlines.

Mid-Chapter Quiz

Chapter 11-12 will be read in class, finishing at home if necessary.

Comparison of women in book and Twilight Zone Episode.

 

Week 17 Dec. 2nd - 6th

Chapter 13-14 will be read in class, finishing at home if necessary.

Fill out Chapter Outlines.

Read chapter 15 and 16

Vocabulary Quiz on December 4th

Finish book in class.

Finish filling out chapter outline.

Grammar Exercises

Journals

 

 

Week 18 Dec. 9-13th

Memory Work on December 3rd

Receive guideline and outline for essay.

Begin Creating Group Societies

Chapter Questions Due

Test over Brave New World on December 10th.

Vocabulary Quiz on December 11th

Group Presentations Dec. 13th

Journals

Grammar Exercises

 

Week 19 Dec. 16-20th

Essay Due on December 16th.

Study for exams

Take exams

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

_________________________________________SYLLABUS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 

Week 21 Jan. 7th- 10th

Speech Notes.

Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech

Discuss Presenting a Persuasive Speech.

Discuss Themes

Grammar

 

Week 22 Jan. 13-17th

Work on Speeches this week in library.

Note card check on January 15th and 18th

Grammar Exercises and Journals

 

Week 23 Jan. 21st - Jan. 24th

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY.

Present Speeches to class

Journals

Grammar Exercises on Literary Devices

 

Week 24 Jan. 27-31

Poetry Notes 1

Poetry Notes 2

Poetry Anticipation Guide

Analysis of Theme

Grammar Exercises

Journals

 

 Week 25  Feb. 3-7

Poems with Theme and Self-Identity

Figurative Language

Tone and Meaning/Identity

Rhythm and Meter

Grammar Exercises

Journal Work

 

 Week 26 Feb. 10- 14 

Performance Poetry Group Project

Found Poetry Individual Project

Presentation of Projects

Grammar Exercises

Journal Work

 

 Week 27 Feb. 18 – 21st

Receive Notes on The Importance of Being Earnest

Notes on Victorian Period

Receive Packet and Begin Reading.

QUARTERLY BOOK JOURNAL DUE FEB. 19th and 20th

Finish Act I.

Journal Work

Grammar Exercises

 

 Week 28 Feb. 24-28 

Begin Act II

Finish any reading as homework that is not read this week in Act II.

Fill out packet

Quiz over Act I Vocabulary on Wednesday Feb. 26th.

Journal Work

Grammar Exercises

 

Week 29 Mar 3-7 

Read Act III

Finish any reading as homework that is not read this week.

Quiz over Act II Vocabulary on Wednesday March 5th

Test over The Importance of Being Earnest on March 6th

Receive Guidelines for Essay and Project

Journals

Grammar Exercises.

 

Week 30 Mar. 10- 14th

 Work on Group Project for The Importance of Being Earnest

Group Projects Presented on March 12th.

MEMORY WORK March 11th.

Essay Due on March 13th

Watch Film if there is time.

 

ENJOY SPRING BREAK

 

Week 31 March 31st - April 4th

Learn Background of next book

Discuss Next book A Separate Peace

Pressure vs. Popularity

Receive packet.

Homework vocabulary

Receive Book and Read Chapters 1-4 for homework.

Outline and Question Due for Final Research Project.

Journals

Grammar

 

Week 32 April 7-11th

Quiz over homework reading April 8th.

Quiz over vocabulary on April 10th

Fill out packet

Read Chapters 5 and 10 as homework.

Journal Work

Grammar Exercises

QUARTERLY JOURNAL DUE ON APRIL 11TH

 

Week 33 April 14-17th

Quiz over homework reading.

Read Chapter 11 and 13 as homework. 

Quiz over vocabulary on April 17th

Discuss Research Paper and Project.

Fill out packet

Journal Work

Grammar Exercises

 

Week 34 April 21-25th

Present projects on April 22nd.

Quiz over vocabulary on April 24th

Projects Due at April

Turn in packet and Test over book on April 26th

Journal Work

Grammar Exercises

 

Week 35 April 28th- May 2nd

EXAM ESSAY DUE APRIL 29th

EOC REVIEW

 

Week 36 May 5-9th

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Memory Work May 8th

Work on Exam Project

 

Week 37 May 12th – 16th 

Work on Exam Project

MAY 16th- BEGIN PRESENTING EXAMS!

 

Week 38 May 19th 23rd

PRESENT EXAMS!

 

Week 30 May 27th- 30th

EXAM WEEK

 

 

 

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