ENGLISH III

FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE

Download file "Study Guide Final Exam 2014.pdf"

Download file "Notes_The Rise of Realism.ppt"
Military Poem "Coming Home"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=2569193&mesg_id=2569458
EXTRA CREDIT

Download file "Extra Credit Gatsby.doc"

OUTSIDE READING QUIZ MUST BE TAKEN BY WEDNESDAY MAY 28TH BY 2:40!

EXTRA CREDIT DUE MAY 29!!!

Monday, May 19th - Vocabulary Unit 15/Chapter 7 Quiz

Homework- Read Chapter 8

Tuesday, May 20th - Review vocabulary; discuss Gatsby

Homework - Read Chapter 9

Wednesday, May 21st - Discuss Gatsby

Thursday, May 22nd - Gatsby

Download file "Motifs-End of Novel Lecture.ppt"

Download file "Gatsby Themes-Symbols Notes.pdf"

Download file "SAve Gatsbt Final.ppt"

Homework - Study for Unit 15 Quiz

Friday, May 23rd - Unit 15 Quiz; Gatsby



MAY 2014

Annotations

http://www.brtom.org/gg/gga1.html

The use of colors in The Great Gatsby

http://www.lesekost.de/amlit/hhl252c.htm

http://symbols-in-gatsby.blogspot.com/


Change in Nick's Carraway:

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is
mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” (39) 155

He later corrects this statement, during a conversation with Jordan Baker, saying: “I’m thirty. I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honour” (113). He develops enough in this story to realize that he is not above the rest of the characters, and is capable of lies and superficiality as well.What saves, or sets Nick apart from the rest, however, may have been his realization of his thirtieth birthday. At the climax of the novel, Nick kind of awkwardly throws in the fact (right in the middle of the big argument) that it’s his thirtieth birthday. However, this is actually a relevant detail for the conversation. The age of thirty is symbolic for the passing of youth – or the passing of innocence. Hence, the turning point in Nick’s life occurs simultaneously with the turning point in Gatsby’s – the termination of his youthful dream. Some could even say that Nick’s character develops in that statement on that day alone – with his passing of youth. It is fitting that Nick be the only character that Fitzgerald develops in The Great Gatsby, because as the narrator, Nick uses symbols of change to correspond to his own character development.

THE EAST AND THE WEST

When the early explorers first came to America, escaping the corruption
of their old world in search of the promise of a new world, they traveled
from east to west. Now, America itself is corrupted, so the characters in
The Great Gatsby travel from west to east – in search of wealth and
sophistication – leaving the moral values and stability of the west behind. It
is this eastern part which is called a “valley of ashes” by Fitzgerald, a place
where morals are left out and only superficial, material-driven people can
live in peace. Fitzgerald uses this change in direction as a symbol for the
deterioration of American ideals and the American Dream, helping to
prove that our quest for wealth and sophistication is corrupting our
culture, and causing us to live in a wasteland of morals – an ash heap of
civilization.

CHANGE AS A MOTIF

Overlooking this ash heap of the present are the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg,
which change in meaning throughout the novel. In chapter two, they
symbolize materialism and advertising gone mad, showing how corrupt
the American Dream and American idealism have become. However,
later in the novel his eyes are compared to those of God – changing their
meaning to a more spiritual one – symbolizing how American spirituality
has been corrupted by our quest for wealth and material possessions. We
also see a change in travel in Gatsby – from the traditional east-west
direction to the opposite movement from west to east – which symbolizes
the corruption in America today. People now move from stable, moral
environments in the west to the lavish, highly superficial wealth of the east
- an east which is characterized by Fitzgerald as the ash heap of
civilization. With all this change in The Great Gatsby, only one character
changes throughout the course of the novel: Nick. Gatsby cannot
change because his life is based on a dream he set for himself as a youth
and Tom and Daisy cannot develop because their life is one big
advertisement, living in eternal youth, beauty, and wealth. Nick however,
changes a great deal throughout the novel – which we see most
prominently in two statements he makes.

Chapter 5 NOTES: Download file "Gatsby ch 5.ppt"

Date In Class Homework
5/12/14 Quiz- 30 points Chapters 1-3
Discuss Chapter 3
Read Chapter 4
5/13/14 Chapter 4 Worksheet Read Chapter 5
5/14/14 Discussion: Gatsby
http://www.slideshare.net/20001002/the-great-gatsby-3440547
Read Chapter 6
5/15/14 Quiz: Gatsby 25 points
SSR- Chapter 7

5/16/14 PROM
SSR- Chapter 7
Chapter 7 finished

OUTSIDE READING

Download file "Outside ReadingPermission.pdf"

May 5th - 9th

Date In-Class Homework
5/5/14 Editing/Revising
Review Rubric
Submit final copy to turnitin.com prior to class
Submit a hard copy with the following annotations:
Highlight thesis; highlight research note citations; box all transitions (This must be done prior to class)
5/6/14 Review Unit 14 Vocabulary words
Complete exercises
Read Background on Fitzgerald
Read Chapter 1& Reading Guide Questions
5/7/14 A & E Biography + worksheet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVB0qWLCnEo&list=PLAeMKlKxAemXytvMsdVwzqSh40De_w1ka
Read Chapter 1 & Reading Guide Questions
1. Nick Carraway is the narrator of the novel. What do we learn about him in this first chapter? Describe his character. What personal qualities does he possess? What does he mean, "Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope? What do learn about his past?
2. What does Nick say about Gatsby? Interpret what he means in your own words.
3. How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan? What are Tom's racial views? What about Tom's other woman? How does the tone of Nick's description reveal Nick's feelings about Tom?
4. How does Nick know Tom and Daisy?
5. What do you learn about Daisy from Nick's description, include her history and her interests. Why does Nick include to tell us about her gestures and mannerisms?
6. Who is Jordan Baker? What does Nick find appealing about her? What information does she reveal in this chapter?
7. Locate the exact pages where Nick describes the home of Gatsby, the Buchanans, and his own. How does each home reflect the personality of its owner?
8. When Nick leaves the Buchanan house, he is "confused and a little disgusted." Why? What does this suggest about his values?
9. The book makes much of geography of the novel. What connotations are associated with West and East Egg. What sort of people live in each area?
10. Though we do not meet Gatsby until Chapter 3, we hear references to him in the conversations of others. Note each reference. What impression do you get?
5/8/14 Chapter 1 Quiz
Review setting/characterization/pov
Read Chapter 2

http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?level=F&unit=14
5/9/14 Unit 14 Quiz
Chapter 2 Assessment
Read Chapter 3 & Reading Guide Questions
1. Summarize Tom's party in Chapter Two and Gatsby's party in Chapter Three. List at least five things for each side.
2. How do Tom and Gatsby's parties compare?
3. Explain what Nick means when he says he is "one of the few who were invited?"
4. List four rumors about Gatsby that were suggested at the party.
5. Who is "Owl Eyes" and what surprises him?
6. Explain what "Owl Eyes" meant by Gatsby not cutting the pages.
7. Explain Jordan and Nick's relationship at this point? What is Jordan's most "incurable" flaw?
8. What is comical about the description of the car accident?
9. What does Gatsby call Nick?
10. Why does Nick begin to like New York?

SAMPLE WORK CITED ATTACHMENT:
Download file "Work Cited citation(1).pdf"

RESEARCH PAPER DUE MAY 5TH!!!!!!

April 28th - Students will report to class today. I will review how to create color-coded notes (an organized system) and embed in the outline. I will also review samples of the 1st three paragraphs [Introduction, Counter-Argument, & Concession]. Students are to also bring research materials, including my handouts to class. HOMEWORK: Color-coded/organized notes.

April 29th - Students will report to LMC today to write Introduction, Counter-Argument, & Concession Paragraphs. All notes/outlines must be on GOOGLE DRIVE. Students are writing most of the paper in class. Homework: Work on research paper.

Download file "ENGLISHIIIResearchPeter Pan Paper.doc" THIS IS ALSO A FULL RESEARCH PAPER SAMPLE!!!

April 30th - We will review how to structure the main argument paragraphs and how to incorporate research. If time remains, students may work on writing their 1st and 2nd main argumentative paragraphs.

Download file "SampleArgumentative Paragraph.docx"

May 1st - Students will continue to write research paper in class. Students should finish writing 3rd argumentative paragraph.

May 2nd - We will review how to write the conclusion/call to action paragraph. Students are to finish writing research paper and are to turn in a hard copy Monday. The final paper must also appear in GOOGLE DRIVE!

Download file "CallToAction-Best example conclusion.pdf"

RUBRIC FOR GRADING RESEARCH PAPER:

Download file "RESEARCH PAPER RUBRIC.pdf"

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This post-test will be graded (20 points). POST-TEST LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZzJnlotf1lqrvAtDbfRSlxtgahP8qnGlslyUVKEBnN0/viewform?usp=mail_form_link

SURVEY LINK:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8VZ5L3P

April 22nd - Thesis Statements are due today! We will have class in the LMC. We are exploring the common application process. HOMEWORK: Students are to continue working on the research paper. You should read and take notes on two articles (Thus far, you should have read and taken notes on 8 articles including tonight's homework).

April 23rd - Please report to the LMC for class today. We will discuss the research paper. HOMEWORK: Read two articles and take notes on these articles. Be sure to take relevant notes.

April 24th - PRELIMINARY OUTLINE IS DUE TODAY!!!!! Please report to the LMC for class. See research paper attachment below and follow criteria. REMEMBER: You must include subtopics under each main argument (a, b, & possibly c). HOMEWORK: Typed notes are due tomorrow. If you did your assignments last week and this week, all you need to do is print these out and turn in.

April 25th: TYPED NOTES DUE TODAY! Vocabulary Quiz today! Please report to the LMC for class. HOMEWORK: If you feel you do not have enough notes, be sure to look for more articles on the area of weakness. This is your responsibility!

QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th!

Study notes on realism, regionalism, local color, and naturalism. Review the following pieces in your textbook: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Lowest Animal," "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "A Wagner Matinee," "To Build a Fire," "Richard Cory," "Miniver Cheevy,""Douglass," and "We Wear the Mask."





RESEARCH PAPER PROCESS DUE DATES, DIRECTIONS, & SAMPLES

Download file "RESEARCH PAPER DATES2014.pdf"

Starting MONDAY, April 7th, students will have the opportunity to make up "poor" Study Island assignments. I will clear previous "poor test" grades. REMEMBER, you must complete 15 questions in one session and earn a 70% for a 4/5 grade. This is a second chance opportunity. These must be completed by April 16th!

DUE MONDAY, April 7th - Remember that you have homework this weekend. Your article #4 is due to turnitin.com. Go to Points of View Reference Center. The title of the article is "Point: Just Say No to Mandatory Drug Testing."

Monday, April 7th: Naturalism/Realism; Unit 12 Vocabulary Exercises; Jack London. HOMEWORK: Complete vocabulary exercises pages 134-135 in text and read "To Build a Fire" through page 698. Narrow down your research topic this week. Which topic interests you? Explore articles, print one/day. Take detailed notes - the more you have early on, the easier it should be to write the paper later.

Tuesday, April 8th: Naturalism/Jack London/Beck Weathers; Review vocabulary exercises. HOMEWORK: Finish reading "To Build a Fire" and answer questions for homework. Study vocabulary. Narrow down your research topic this week. Which topic interests you? Explore articles, print one/day. Take detailed notes - the more you have early on, the easier it should be to write the paper later.

Wednesday, April 9th: Realism poetry: Robinson's "Richard Cory." HOMEWORK: Read Miniver Cheevy. Complete a poem translation (one will be modeled in class). Study vocabulary. Narrow down your research topic this week. Which topic interests you? Explore articles, print one/day. Take detailed notes - the more you have early on, the easier it should be to write the paper later.

Thursday, April 10th: Realism poetry: Robinson/Dunbar. HOMEWORK: "We Wear the Mask." Complete a poem translation. Study vocabulary. Narrow down your research topic this week. Which topic interests you? Explore articles, print one/day. Take detailed notes - the more you have early on, the easier it should be to write the paper later. VISIT THIS SITE TO STUDY VOCABULARY AND SENTENCES: http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?level=F&unit=12

Friday, April 11th: Unit 12 Vocabulary Quiz & Dunbar. HOMEWORK: Read Upfront articles and complete worksheet. Narrow down your research topic this week. Which topic interests you? Explore articles, print one/day. Take detailed notes - the more you have early on, the easier it should be to write the paper later.

Monday, March 31st: Study Island Spring Break Assignment & Upfront Assignment due. Classes will be held in the LMC today. We will discuss the research paper. The two topics chosen are 1) Are youth sports too intense? and 2) Should high schools do random drug testing? Mrs. Ribovich will distribute research paper packet, discuss criteria of the paper, explain databases to use, and model expectations for reading articles. This week students will explore both topics before making their final choice. Several assignments are due to turnitin.com. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS WEEK'S ASSIGNMENTS!! HOMEWORK: Read pages 636-637 in textbook and "The Lowest Animal", pages 646-650. Also, RESEARCH READING AND ANALYSIS article #2. Analysis due to turnitin.com. Go to Opposing Viewpoints. The title of the article is "Organized Sports Can Benefit Children" by David Brooks.

Tuesday, April 1st: Students will be assessed on "The Lowest Animal". Class activity will follow. HOMEWORK: Read page 622 and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", pages 624-632.

Wednesday, April 2nd: Students will be assessed on last night's reading. Class activity will follow. HOMEWORK: RESEARCH READING AND ANALYSIS article #3. Analysis due to turnitin.com. Go to Opposing Viewpoints. The title of the article is "School Drug Testing Programs Work" by C.E. Edwards

Thursday, April 3rd: Students will complete activities on "The Outcasts of Poker Flat." HOMEWORK: Read page 668 as well as read "A Wagner Matinee," pages 670-677.

Friday, April 4th: Students will complete activity on "A Wagner Matinee." HOMEWORK: RESEARCH READING AND ANALYSIS article #4. Analysis due to turnitin.com. Go to Points of View Reference Center. The title of the article is "Point: Just Say No to Mandatory Drug Testing."


MARCH 2014

SEE BELOW FOR WEEKLY CALENDAR!

VOTE FOR RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS TONIGHT!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F_1gyG_Nkz49GrKQ5D_2-ol9FBKJNN7JiXA6Df1wrxM/viewform

THANK YOU LETTERS DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 20th (with a stamped envelope):

Download file "SAMPLE THANK YOU LETTER4.docx"

OVER SPRING BREAK:

PUNCTUATION PACKET

http://www.redwoods.edu/Eureka/ASC/Handouts/Punctuation/Punctuation.pdf

Comma packet- Rules/Exercises:

http://www.irsc.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/AcademicSupportCenter/WritingLab/Packet7-commas.pdf


STUDY ISLAND ASSIGNMENTS

ENGLISH III STUDY ISLAND- Due March 31, 2014 at the start of class.

OHIO PROGRAMS- High School ELA- Common Core - Grade 11 - Students must take the pre-test before completing the listed assignments below. Students are to take 15 practice questions in ONE SESSION and earn 70% to earn credit. If a student does not meet this criteria, he/she will be expected to take practice questions in school either during a study hall or before/after school.

Adjectives and Adverbs

Subject-Verb Agreement

Pronouns

Active and Passive Voice

Verbs and Mood

Parallel Structure

Phrases and Clauses

Capitalization

Punctuation

Spelling

Context Clues

Multiple Meaning Words

Reference Materials

Interpreting Figures of Speech

Connotation and Denotation

March 17, 2014 Pronoun Case Quiz
Poetry Assessment: Whitman/Dickinson
Vocabulary- Unit 11
Vote for research paper topic - see link above
Finish unit 11 vocabulary exercises
Read pgs. 606-613 & 618-620
AR
March 18, 2014 Pre-assessment - parallelism
PPT- realism/local color/Ambrose Bierce
Read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" - part I and II
Answer questions 1-5
1. What point of view does the author use in the first paragraph- objective, omniscient, or third-person limited? What is the effect of this point of view?
2. Part I takes place in the story’s present. How does starting the story in the middle of the action capture your attention?
3. Look at the end of the second paragraph on page 458. How does the point of view change? How does this change affect your perception of the condemned man?
4. How does the information at the beginning of Part II help you understand the social and political influences affecting Farquhar?
5. At what point in the plot does the encounter between Farquhar and the “gray-clad soldier” occur? How does this flashback help you understand Farquhar’s situation in Part I?
AR
March 19, 2014 AR DUE TODAY- TAKE QUIZ IN MAC LAB BY 2:40 PM
Review 1st section of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek"
Grammar- Parallelism
Finish reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" and answer questions 6-10.
6. Describe the sequence of events in the first paragraph of Part III (or list them in order).
7. What elements of Farquhar’s escape might be difficult to believe?
8. Farquhar notes the marksman’s point of view. What does Farquhar’s observation reveal about his own situation?
9. What is strange about the thoughts going through Farquhar’s mind in the middle of the first column on page 463? Why might Bierce have put such thoughts in his character’s mind?
10. Bierce returns to the original point of view in his final sentence. What might be the reason for this sudden change at the end of the story? What comment on life and death might Bierce be making here?
Compose a "THANK YOU" letter to job shadow host - see SAMPLES ABOVE
STUDY ISLAND
March 20, 2014 Thank you letter due
Quiz- realism/local color/Bierce
? parallelism
Study Unit 11 vocabulary
STUDY ISLAND
March 21, 2014 Unit 11 Vocabulary Quiz
Upfront
Review Punctuation Packet above!
Study Island- see above



Miss Veverka's Sample

Download file "VeverkaPoem-Lyric Analysis.pdf"

ALL JUNIORS MUST CONTACT JOB SHADOW HOST PRIOR TO SHADOWING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH!

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND TURN IN ON THURSDAY!

Date In Class Homework
3/10/14 Dickinson/Song lyrics compare/contrast essay. Must be submitted to turnitin.com
Lecture: American Masters
"O Captain! My Captain!"

3/11/14 "A Noiseless Patient Spider" Activity
3/12/14 JOB SHADOW EXPERIENCE
3/13/14 Brief story
"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"-connect to job shadow experience
Pronoun case review

3/15/14

UNIT 10 online quizzes

http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_f&unit=10


March 3, 2014 The Gettysburg Address Read background on pages 506-509 & Dickinson bio pages 548-549
March 4, 2014 American Masters: Emily Dickinson. Poetry Themes and Characteristics "Because I Could not stop for Death" Worksheet
March 5, 2014 Emily Dickinson's Poetry Comparison between two Dickinson poems
March 6, 2014 Dickinson's Influence Today; Pronoun Case Grammar page 47. Lyric analysis
Study for unit 10 vocabulary quiz
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_f&unit=10
March 7, 2014 Unit 10 Vocabulary Quiz
Pronoun Case
Finish poem analysis



GRAMMAR BOOK



Download file "GRAMMAR TEXTBOOK.pdf"
QUIZ FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28th!!!

PRONOUN/ANTECEDENT

PPT
Download file "Pronounagreement.ppt"

Download file "Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Packet.docx"

http://birkyenglish.pbworks.com/f/Pronoun-Antecedent+Agreement+Notes+10+-+Answer+Key.pdf


http://www.chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/proagree01.htm
http://www.chompchomp.com/hotpotatoes/proagree03.htm
http://www.independence.k12.oh.us/sandbox/users/sribovich/weblog/3bab7/attachments/aacb6/PRONAGRworkshop3.pdf?sessionID=c9cc88ef77f0def2463e57d0e856d5cb0ee1fbf4

http://www.sinclair.edu/centers/tlc/pub/handouts_worksheets/grammar_punctuation_writing/pronouns_and_antecedents.pdf
OUTSIDE READING PERMISSION SLIP

Download file "Outside ReadingPermission.pdf"

2/24/14 Jacobs
Venn Diagram - Jacobs/Douglass
HW: Extended one paragraph response: Are there contemporary slave narratives? Explain.
2/25/14 Assessment (quiz)
Pronoun/Antecedent Review and Practice
Infographic- modern slavery
HW: Pronoun/antecedent agreement practice - pages 22 & 24 in grammar text above
2/26/14 Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
Background - S. Truth
"Ain't I a Woman"
HW: Paraphrase "Ain't I a Woman"
2/27/14 "Ain't I a Woman" HW: Additional practice - pronoun/antecedent agreement
2/28/14 Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Pronoun/Antecedent Quiz





VOCABULARY PRACTICE SITE:
Sadlier-Oxford Site - Definitions/Synonyms/Antonyms/Completing the sentence
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_f.php
UNIT 10
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_f&unit=10


2/17/14 No School
2/19/14 Lecture- Civil War and Aftermath Read textbook pgs. 410-414 (background on slave narratives and F. Douglass)
PREZI
http://prezi.com/waet88x_fzpe/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
2/20/14 Guided Reading - Douglass's Narrative; characteristics of slave narrative Finish pgs. 416-420
2/21/14 Review rhetoric in Douglass
Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement pre-test and review of basic rules
Read background/narrative; pgs. 424-430
Pronoun/Antecedent
2/21/14 Jacobs/Douglass - Venn Diagram Finding examples of pronoun/antecedent

Date In-Class Homework
2/10/14 Resume Packet Fill out resume handout completely!
2/11/14 Action Verbs
Selling Yourself
Revising
2/12/14 Learning Naviance Revising
2/13/14 Resumes approved Read background information on next literature unit - Civil War
Read pages 397-405
2/14/14 NO SCHOOL




"The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdIlhsOFvmM

THE CASK OF AMONTILLADOIRONY


Download file "Irony Examples.pptx"

January 30, 2012 Guided Reading from "Walden" Finish Walden worksheet
Homework - Read Poe's biography
http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php
Read Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart"
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/poe/telltale.html
January 31, 2014 Walden Assessment Write an essay responding to the following prompt:
Thoreau left the comfort of his town dwelling, for two years, two months and two days, to become "one with the woods" and learn what he could from it. In one paragraph, explain what Thoreau learned during this time. You must include three specific examples to illustrate your ideas. Then, in another paragraph, explain how modern-day lives either embody these ideas or not (once again, include specific examples to illustrate your point(s). Finally, in a third paragraph, explain how you personally could "live deliberately and front only the essential facts of life." Include specific examples, not illustrations.

ESSAYS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM
February 3, 2014 POE PPT
Background; motifs
Reread "The Tell-Tale Heart" - can you annotate????
Practice your annotation skills here:
http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/writer/telltaleheart_play.asp
February 4, 2104 Subject/verb agreement review
POE's "Tell-Tale Heart"
Style/Technique
Finish "The Tell-Tale Heart"
Read "The Cask of Amontillado"
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/poe/cask.html
February 5, 2014 Subject/verb Agreement Review
"The Cask of Amontillado" PPT
SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT


Usage - Lesson http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/sub-verb.htm
Tutorial and Rules: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp
Grammar Blue Book: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/subject_verb_agreement_1.asp
Quiz: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/sv_agr_quiz.htm
Exercise: http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/exercisesub-verb.htm

http://www.towson.edu/ows/SelfTeachingUnits/SubjectVerbAgreementExercise1.aspx
http://www.towson.edu/ows/moduleSVAGRposttest2.htm
February 6, 2014 Unit 9 Vocabulary Review
Irony in Poe
Vocabulary Practice
http://quizlet.com/1683113/sadlier-oxford-vocab-level-f-unit-9-flash-cards/

Sadlier-Oxford Site - Definitions/Synonyms/Antonyms/Completing the sentence
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_f.php
February 7, 2014 OUTSIDE READING PERMISSION SLIP DUE!!!
Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz
Subject/Verb agreement quiz


Videos

THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDdxpxb3l-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBC7Rown13Q

January 30, 2012

Finish Walden worksheet
Homework - Read Poe's biography
http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php
Read Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart"
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/poe/telltale.html

January 21, 2014

Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 8
"Thanatopsis"
HW: Analyze "Thanatopsis" - questions

January 22, 2014
"Thanatopsis"

Download file "Agreement.ppt"
Subject/verb Agreement review -
RULES ---
Download file "Subject-Verb AgreementRules.pdf"
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/elc/quiz/subverb1.htm
HW: Read "Nature" and answer questions
Complete subject/verb agreement exercises in grammar textbook (see above PDF)-
pages 23-24

January 23, 2014
Subject/verb agreement practice
Transcendentalism
http://libertyenglish11.wikispaces.com/file/view/Major+Tenets+of+Transcendentalism.pdf
from "Nature"
Homework: Subject/verb agreement on-line practice
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/sv_agr_quiz.htm

Complete subject/verb agreement exercises in grammar textbook
(see above PDF)- pages 25-26
January 24, 2014
Subject/verb agreement practice
Introduction to Thoreau's Walden
HW:

Complete subject/verb agreement exercises in grammar textbook
(see above PDF)- pages 27-29

Download file "Subject-verb agreement-1.doc"



January 27 -28, 2014
Walden and Subject/verb agreement


Download file "Holt 5th Course-Agreement.pdf"



January 13, 2014
Review Unit 8 vocabulary words- test will be on January 21st.
Discuss "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls"
Introduce "To a Waterfowl" - paraphrase for homework

January 14, 2014
Quiz - "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls" & "The Cross of Snow"
Complete activity "To a Waterfowl"

January 15, 2014
Outside Reading Quiz
Choose a book to read 3rd quarter
research Module

January 16, 2014
Discussion of "To a Waterfowl"
Homework: Complete an analysis of "Old Ironsides" (SEE BELOW)- Answer ten questions
"Old Ironsides"
http://www.eldritchpress.org/owh/oldiron.html


January 21, 2014
Unit 8 Vocabulary Quiz



January 8, 2014

American Romanticism PPT

1800-70 Time of Growth and westward expansion; the move west brought new technologies in transportation, industry, and communication ie. Canals/factories. This growth also caused many problems: child labor, unsafe working condition, hampered women’s rights, and opposition to slavery (this is a good thing, right?).

We will explore three groups of writers: Romantics, Transcendentalist, and Dark Romantics.

HANDOUT: ANALYZING POETRY: Download file "ANALYZING POETRY PDF.pdf"

Homework: Read, reread the poem “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” and paraphrase each stanza. Find any type of figurative language.

January 9, 2014

Read pages 201-217 and complete handout (reading guide).

Complete the ten questions in the handout "Analyzing Poetry" on the poem "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls."

January 10, 2014

“”The Cross of Snow”

Homework: Read “The Chambered Nautilus” and paraphrase each stanza as well as analyzing the poem – follow worksheet “analyzing poetry”


Semester Exam Review Sheet

Vocabulary Review
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_workshop/level_f.php
Download file "2013 English III Studyguide.docx"

Download file "WeeklyEdits.pdf"
Self-Reliance Practice Quiz
http://teachers.bergencatholic.org/faculty/hornerj/literature%202/selfreliance.htm
http://www.quia.com/quiz/1541851.html?AP_rand=738071356
Speech Quiz
Download file "SpeechtoVirginia Convention Quiz.doc"
Essay
MLA citation of play
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Elements of Literature. Fifth Course. Ed. Kathleen Daniel, et al. Austin: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, 2009. 1099 -1164.

Quotation lead-ins (NO QUOTE CAN STAND ALONE!!)

Download file "TypesLead ins.pdf"
Download file "Quotation_Lead-ins.pdf"
Call to Action Paragraph

Download file "Conclusion-Call To Action.pdf"
Sample Paper (Follow this essay as a guide to MLA format, how to embed and cite quotations, and how to create the Wrok Cited page)


Download file "SAMPLE PAPER-1.pdf"


Download file "Self-Editing.doc"
12/9/13 Research Ready Revise Crucible ssay
12/10/13 Research Ready Revise Crucible Essay
Finish Research Ready
12/11/13 Writing Concerns Revise Crucible Essay
12/12/13 Unit 7 Vocabulary Revise Crucible Essay
12/13/13 Crucible Essay due to turnitin.com by the beginning of your class period.
Review Semester Exam - handouts [Emerson/Weekly Edits]

12/15/13 Review Semester Exam
12/16/13 Dr. Termini presentation



Unit 6
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?level=F&unit=6

Monday, December 2, 2013
Read a minimum of five criticisms from Bloom's Literary database.
You must find textual evidence (literary criticism) to support a position on John Proctor as sinner or saint.
Bloom Database
username - independenceoh
password - bluedevils

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Download file "CrucibleArgumentIII.doc"

Due Wednesday
A chart indicating how John Proctor qualifies as a sinner and as a saint.
A well written thesis statement.
A minimum of four quotes written out supporting your position (from the two articles below).
Two articles printed that will be used for the assignment.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Review Structure - See my sample in the handout above!!
DUE THURSDAY DECEMBER 5th - Double-spaced typed introduction and concession paragraphs with Tuesday's homework!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Classes in LMC - Research Ready
Friday, December 6, 2013
Classes in Mac Lab- Research Read and vocabulary quiz - Unit 6 - see site above to practice vocabulary

Looking ahead - your two position (body) paragraphs are due Monday - double-spaced/typed


11/18/13 Unit 5 vocabulary practice and exercises
11/19/13 Act III
11/20/13 Act III
11/21/13 Act III Quiz
Start Act IV - reading guide

11/22/13 Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 5
Upfront JFK
Read Upfront Magazine
11/25/13 Finish play- Act IV
11/26/13 Finish movie
PPT
http://www.cumbernauldhigh.n-lanark.sch.uk/departments/performingarts/drama/Resources/themes%20in%20the%20crucible%20STTC%20Unit%202%20%5BRead-Only%5D.pdf




Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!
Visit this site:
http://www.vocabtest.com/vocabulary_word_test.php?book=vocabulary_workshop_level_f&Unit=5



11/11/13 Act I
11/12/13 Act I Reread Act I
11/13/13 Act I Quiz
Movie

11/14/13 Act II Reread Act II
11/15/13 Act II Quiz
Movie
Do some reading!




Salem Witch Trials - Visit this site to complete worksheet distributed in class:
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/
This is due on Monday, November 11th!

PROPAGANDA

Propaganda is the dissemination or spread of information that is aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of people. Propaganda often seeks to advance a belief.

Propaganda often plays to a person’s emotions rather than rational thought in order to manipulate and win the person over to the side advocated by the propaganda.

PROPAGANDA WORKSHEET (DUE THURSDAY):

Download file "Propagandaworksheet.pdf"





Date In Class Homework
11/4/13 Review Patrick Henry's "Speech to the VA Convention"
QUIZ on speech above
Students will share notes on tutorial - link from Friday's homework
Writing prompt - Upfront (from "Gettysburg/Cellphone articles that you were to read)
Finish writing prompt:
Why do you think Lincoln's Gettysburg Adress (p.21) is hailed as one of the most important speeches in U.S. history? Are Lincoln's remarks still relevant today? Use quotations from the speech/article to support your response.

This is a graded assignment. Responses are to be thorough!
11/5/13 Unit 4 Vocabulary Propaganda Worksheet
(See attachment above)
11/6/13 McCarthyism- Intro to "The Crucible" propaganda/persuasive techniques
11/7/13 Propaganda Worksheet Due
Salem Witch Trials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clMKPENbON0
Study vocabulary
11/8/13 Unit 4 Quiz Salem Witch Trials - Complete worksheet
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/





Date In Class Homework
10/28/13 Unit 3 Vocabulary
http://quizlet.com/14931934/flashcards
Study
10/29/13 Weekly Edits
Upfront
Study
Read background information- p.117-118; 120
Read Patrick Henry's Speech to the VA Convention 122-126
10/30/13 Patrick Henry's Speech to the VA Convention
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxcc44yQGrU
SOAPSTone & questions
Rhetorical Appeals/Devices
10/31/13 DIDLS/Rhetorical Devices
http://www.emcp.com/product_catalog/school/litLink/Grade11/U03-03Henry/
Study
11/1/13 Quiz- Unit 3 Vocabulary
Quiz- Weekly Edit
Upfront
Persuasion/Argument
http://my.hrw.com/la_2010/na_lit/student/levelup/lit022/shell.html
Fallacies:


2013 English 3 Handouts
You must be signed into your account to access this folder. Be sure to "add the folder" to your Drive.
Date In Class Homework
10/21/13 AR Reading Quiz - Quarter 1
Distribute 2nd quarter permission slips; students should select 2nd quarter books - permission slips due next Friday
Read link on J. Edwards
Finish reading link on J Edwards
10/22/13 PPT- J. Edwards/ Great Awakening
Guided Reading - "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Listen to sermon/pause to check comprehension/ focus on diction
Students will answer questions on worksheet
Finish sermon for homework and guided reading worksheet
10/23/13 SOAPSTone - Lincoln (Expected Responses)
PPT- Figurative language and imagery - review of terminology ppt
Google Doc- Questions 1 -2 Sinners[Group Work]

10/24/13 Rhetorical Appeals - PPT
Google Doc - Edwards' appeals

10/25/13 Share Responses

Jonathan Edwards



10/14/13 Weekly Edits
Analysis Sample Paragraph - DICTION
Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye uses pessimistic and informal diction in order to convey his disgust with the adult world, as well as his confusion as an adolescent entering adulthood. His frustration with adults is characterized by his persistent use of words like “goddamn,” “puked,” “hell,” “crap,” and “moron.” These choice words illustrate his rebellion from adult society and his unwillingness to grasp lessons often learned from adults. This disgust is further emphasized as he employs the word “phony” throughout his narration. For example, Holden says, “Grand. There’s a word I really hate. It’s a phony. (Salinger 17). By using the word “phony,” Holden continues to emphasize the hypocrisy of the adult world; in fact, it is one of the greatest faults that he finds with the adult world. Finally, Holden’s cynicism is clearly noted throughout the text. He writes, “I’ll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run down and had to come out here and take it easy” (Salinger 1). Salinger’s use of the informal words “you,” “pretty,” “stuff,” and many similar words depict Holden as a adolescent trying to recognize his possible place in the world and his inability to accept the transition that must occur for every adolescent. Overall, Holden’s diction plays an important role in understanding Holden’s character and the conflicts he endures.
Lincoln
http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres32.html
10/15/13 Equiano Imagery Analysis Reread Lincoln
http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres32.html
10/16/13 SOAPSTONE PPT- Lincoln inaugural address
10/17/13 Weekly Edit Quiz





IMAGERY PPT


Date In-Class Homework
10/7/13 Weekly Edits #21-30
"Upon a Spider" paraphrase
Group work - 'Upon a Spider"
Poetry project
108/13 Unit 2 vocabulary exercises reviewed
"Upon a Spider"
Read pages 82-89
10/9/13 DIDLS (Focus on imagery/sensory details)
Review of googledocs
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18TkU4_HNWuc5lIDhotj8ZuUdzcQtdf0O0HszVXvwYUg/viewform
poetry project/study vocabulary
10/10/13 Unit 2 vocabulary quiz
"Olaudah Equiano"
poetry project/study weekly edits
10/11/13 Weekly Edit #21-30 Quiz
POETRY PROJECT MUST BE SUBMITTED To googledocs and turinitin.com


POETRY PROJECT
YOU MUST USE THE LITERATURE DATABASES TO COMPLETE THE POETRY PROJECT (LMC PAGE)

Download file "Poetry Project.doc"

Download file "Poetry Terminology.ppt"
Download file "Poetry ProjectTerms.ppt"

September 30, 2013 Bradstreet's poem - paradox, imagery, metaphor, theme
Weekly Edit #2

October 1, 2013 Poetry Research Project Assigned
Unit 2 Vocabulary Assigned
http://quizlet.com/15568498/sad-ox-level-f-unit-2-flash-cards/
Complete vocabulary unit
October 2, 2013 Review vocabulary
Upfront SOAPSTONE Analysis
Begin poetry project
Study vocabulary
October 3, 2013 "Upon A Spider Catching a Fly" Study vocabulary
Work on poetry project
October 4, 2013 Weekly Edit Quiz
Units 1-2 Vocabulary Quiz







Date In-Class Homework
September 23, 2013 Writing Assessment Read Anne Bradstreet's poem "Upon the Burning of Our House" and paraphrase
September 24, 2013 Writing Assessment Anne Bradstreet activity- Print the following attachment and answer questions:
http://nmpenglish3.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/7/8/2678577/anne_bradstreet_poetry_student_guide.pdf
September 25, 2013 Unit 1 vocabulary review
http://quizlet.com/24964362/sad-ox-level-f-unit-1-flash-cards/
Anne Bradstreet
To My Dear and Loving Husband
September 26, 2013 Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz- Students will need to use context.
Pathway questions for “To My Dear and Loving Husband”.

Directions: For the first two questions, you do not need direct quotes from the poem to support your answers. The last three questions DO need quoted evidence from the poem. Cite the author and the line number in the poem not the page number. Example:
When short (fewer than three lines of verse) quotations from poetry, mark breaks in short quotations of verse with a slash, /, at the end of each line of verse (a space should precede and follow the slash).
Cullen concludes, "Of all the things that happened there / That's all I remember" (11-12).


1. Anne Bradstreet uses “IF…then” statements in the first two lines of her poem. In what other discipline or subject do you use statements like that? Hypothesize on what Bradstreet might be trying accomplish by starting her poem like this.
2. Summarize the poem in three sentences.
3. Who is the audience? What is your evidence?
4. How does the poet use hyperbole in lines 5-7 to emphasize her feelings for her husband?
5. Who does the speaker of the poem hope will reward her husband for his love for her?

September 27, 2013 Bradstreet's "To My Dear and Loving Husband"
Construction - iambic pentameter; couplet, rhyme, theme
Continue to read your AR book.




Date In-Class Homework
September 16, 2013 Unit 1 Vocabulary Exercises
September 17, 2013 New York Times Upfront Activity -
Common Core - reading informational text and responding

September 18, 2013 TRAILS - LMC
September 19, 2013 Googledocs presentation - LMC STUDY VOCABULARY
September 20, 2013 Waiver Day - No Classes

SELF-RELIANCE ESSAYS ARE DUE THURSDAY!!!!!!

Welcome to Plymouth 1627: http://www.plimoth.org//what-see-do/17th-century-english-village

Wampanoug: http://www.tolatsga.org/wampa.html


Date In Class Homework
September 9, 2013 Bradford - Read and respond Finish Bradford for homework
Work on essay
September 10, 2013 Explain three things we learn about the Puritans through Bradford's narrative. Provide at least one specific textual reference.
Distinguish fact from opinion; recognizing bias; understanding tone (DIDLS) PPT
Work on essay
September 11, 2013 Finish group TASK
1. Explain three things we learn about the Puritans through Bradford's narrative. Provide at least one specific textual reference.
2. Using DIDLS, trace the tone of Bradford’s references to American Indians throughout the selection. What seems to be his attitude about the role Native Americans played in helping the Pilgrims?
3. What difficulties did the Pilgrims encounter from their natural surroundings? What character traits do the Puritans exemplify in their struggles to cope with and surmount their challenges? Cite at least 4 examples and 4 character traits (i.e. compassion, loyalty, perseverance, ingenuity, etc.,), incorporating quoted words and phrases into your discussion.
4. Identify and explain 2 examples of bias.
5. Bradford uses several Biblical allusions in this excerpt to convey the feelings and concerns of the Puritans in their difficult experiences in the New World. Write a brief explanation of one allusion and the point Bradford is making in referring to this allusion in his account.
Work on essay- it must be submitted to turnitin.com at the start of class!!
September 12, 2013 SELF-RELIANCE ESSAY DUE!!!!!!!!
Pre-Assessment: Reading Strands
Read Mary Rowlandson
September 13, 2013 Mary Rowlandson/Bradford Lecture




Date In-Class Homework
September 2, 2013 No School One body paragraph - typed
September 3, 2013 Collect paragraphs (will return with feedback tomorrow)
Weekly Edits #1
(PPT & Handout)
Read "Meet the Writer" - Cabeza de Vaca
from "La Relacion"
Answer questions on board:
What are some differences in customs and beliefs between Cabeza de Vaca's crew and and the American Indian s they encounter/
In paragraph 3, why did Cabeza de Vaca and his men decide to embark again?
Based on the information in paragraphs 1 & 2, how do you think Cabeza de Vaca and his men feel about the gifts the Native Americans give them?
Also answer questions 1-4 on page 49
September 4, 2013 Distribute paragraphs and discuss concerns
Using notes, books, and homework questions, answer reading questions.
View video on pilgrims and puritans and answer questions.
Continue to write and revise body paragraphs
September 5, 2013 Sample paragraphs with specific illustrations and examples (Refer to 5-step process to paragraph)
Introductions and conclusions
(Refer to"hooks and clinchers" document below)
Study for weekly edit quiz
Continue to write and revise body paragraphs
September 6, 2013 Puritan tenants
William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation
Finish a draft of essay



Download file "5-step process to paragraph.doc"

Download file "Hooks&ClinchersActivity.doc"

Monday
August 23, 2013
Plagiarism PPT
Focus on quoting and paraphrasing
In small groups, paraphrase paragraph 4 of Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
HOMEWORK
Paraphrase an additional paragraph from Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
Tuesday
August 24, 2013
Summarizing
"Self-Reliance"
Writing guideline post
action-verb list
MLA Link: http://www.redwoods.edu/Eureka/ASC/Handouts/MLA%20Style/Copy%20of%20MLA%20format.pdf
Brainstorm for essay
Wednesday
August 25, 2013
Writing structure
Sharing ideas - discussing topic sentences and paragraph development
Bring textbook to class
Thursday
August 26, 2013
Read Encounters and Foundations to 1800 pages 1-9
Complete worksheet

Friday
August 27, 2013
PPT- Encounters and Foundations
Bradford's





Mrs. Ribovich Writing Guidelines

Download file "Writing Checklist.pdf"

Download file "action-verb-list.doc"

Writing Assignment

Download file "Essay prompt Self-Reliance.docx"

Outside Reading Permission Slip

Download file "Outside ReadingPermission.pdf"

Turnitin.com

Download file "turnitin.doc"

Plagiarism PowerPoint

Download file "PlagiarismDay 2-3.ppt"

Identifying Effective Paraphrases

Visit this website for additional practice:

http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=WCN4802

Steps to Paraphrase

Read the passage.

Look up new words.

List keywords that you can replace with a synonym.

List the main ideas.

Make note of special words that you will use in the original form.

Create the paraphrase without looking at the original paragraph.

Check that you have not plagiarized and redo step 6 if needed.

Cite your source.





May 28th -31st
GATSBY PROJECT
http://animoto.com/projects#

SAMPLE GLOG
http://mrsribovich.edu.glogster.com/fitzgerald/

Download file "GLOG-ANIMOTO PROJECT.pdf"

May 20th - 25th
TEST IS WEDNESDAY!!! 100 POINTS
Some Final NOTES:

Download file "ConcludingGatsby.ppt"
An extensive review of the novel:
http://www.litcharts.com/files/pdf/printer/thegreatgatsby-LitChart.pdf

Monday- The Great Gatsby Field Trip
Tuesday - 1 page analysis due; MLA format (25 points); Must be submitted to turnitin.com

“And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”



Wednesday- Gastby Test - 100 points
Thursday/Friday - Critical Analysis - Gatsby

May 13- 17
FINAL VOCABULARY QUIZ TOMORROW!!!
Units 8-15 will be tested on the final exam!









5/13 Unit 15 Vocabulary Read Chapter 8
5/14 Chapter 7-8 Discussion Read Chapter 9
5/15 Quiz/Activity
FILED TRIP PERMISSION SLIP DUE
JOURNAL ENTRIES DUE

5/16

5/17 Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 15



5/6/13 Complete chapter 4-5 Worksheet
Read Chapter 6

5/7/13 Seminar- Chapters 4-5 Begin reading chapter 7
5/8/13 Graphing Gatsby's emotions Finish reading chapter 7
5/9/13 Thinking about important passages/determining meaning
5/10/13 Gatsby QUIZ



Chapter 5

Download file "The Great Gatsby Cht 5 notes.ppt"
Chapter 6
Download file "gatsby chapter 6.ppt.pps"
MOTIFS
http://www.clayton.k12.mo.us/cms/lib/MO01000419/Centricity/Domain/292/Gatsby%20motifs.pdf

SONGS

Ain't We Got Fun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y041-eT6QrI
The Love Nesthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgm6xrdLiqg
Colossal Vitality of Gatsby's Dream
http://www.essayfox.com/great-gatsby/american-dream.php

Students are to read Chapter 5 and complete journal entry this weekend!

Chapter 5 PPT


Download file "Gatsby Chapter 5.ppt"
Chapter 5 Comic Strip
http://www.slideshare.net/20001002/the-great-gatsby-3440547

Black Sox Scandal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK4LJ6ZThts
Essay
http://www.unc.edu/~jwladyb/Gatsby.pdf
Essay
ttp://reading.cornell.edu/reading_project_06/gatsby/documents/Scisco.pdf
Essay on Daisy
http://www.cusd200.org/23542081715129357/lib/23542081715129357/2925105.pdf

Interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfyHhyI3SNw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlcpbrKhcVI
Chapter 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-PDkp10Pgs
Chapter 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZuqyTc439A
Chapter 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnUHtjqEKjU

APRIL 29 - MAY 3rd


Thorough PPT
http://www.slideshare.net/linaizzie/gatsby-chapter-presentations
The novel on-line: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/contents.html
4/29 Finish Friday's activity (connotation/simile/personification/imagery -chapter 1
Chapter 1-2 Responses
Vocabulary
Reread Chapter 2
4/30 Compare/Contrast Chapters 1/2
Symbolism
Colors
Worksheet
Read Chapter 3 Journal/Response
Complete Chapter 3 Questions:
• The Facts
1. Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at Gatsby’s party.
2. What does Nick think of Gatsby when he first meets him?
3. Describe the events and atmosphere of the party.
4. What new rumors does the reader learn about Gatsby in this chapter?
5. What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extraordinary about Gatsby’s library?
6. What does Nick learn about Jordan Baker after he has spent some time with her?

• Interpreting Meanings
1. Why does Fitzgerald describe the party (in the passage beginning “By seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived”) in the present tense?
2. How does Nick characterize the guests at Gatsby’s party? What do his characterizations tell us about how Nick feels about most of these people? What sense of life in the Jazz Age do we get from the description of this party?
3. Describe the ambiguity in Gatsby’s character that strikes Nick.
4. Describe two incidents involving automobiles in this chapter. What role do automobiles seem to play in the novel so far?
5/1 Chapter 1-3 Quiz
Who is Jay Gatsby?
IMPRESSIONS ACTIVITY
http://prezi.com/pq4i-ftokroy/the-great-gatsby-a-mystery/
Read Chapter 4 Journal/Response
5/2 Chapter 4 Activity
5/3 Vocabulary Quiz






April 22-26
The novel on-line: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/contents.html

ANTICIPATION GUIDE- Complete Monday night for homework!


Download file "The_Great_Gatsby_Anticipation_Guide.pdf"

TUESDAY

http://www.huffenglish.com/gatsby/gatsbyhunt.html
Wednesday
Read Chapter 1/Journal Response
Thursday
Characterization- Class Work (Nick/Daisy/Jordan/Tom/Gatsby
HW- Reread chapter 1
Friday
Connotation/simile/personification/imagery in chapter 1
Homework - Read Chapter 2/Journal Response

Gatsby Stuff



Responding to Gatsby
1. Come to class each day having selected one passage from that day’s reading you find particularly meaningful, intriguing, or confusing—in any case, a passage that draws you in, attracts your intellect, emotions, senses, or all of the above. In doing so, think about the various modes or reasons for which we read:
for pleasure
to learn about the world
to learn about ourselves, etc.
2. As you read the novel, use Post-it™ notes or other tabs to mark interesting phrases, vivid description, exciting events, or other parts of the story that evoke an emotional, intellectual, or some other response from you. This practice, along with choosing and responding verbally to a passage of your choice will demonstrate a close, thorough reading on your part.
3. For each day we spend on the novel, there will be a few of you assigned to share and discuss your passage selections and responses. Even though certain people will be designated to lead a discussion each day, EVERYONE should come prepared, having read and selected at least 1 excerpt that caught your attention. Please see below the schedule assigned chapters.
Guidelines for doing a passage analysis/response:

1. Date and provide the number for each entry.
2. Cite a passage from your novel:
Quote that passage on the top of the page of your passage response. Copy the passage exactly using quotation marks. Be sure to include the page number.
3. Provide your entry/response—a minimum of 250 words.
Ways to respond to show active reading include:

- Question: Ask about anything that puzzles you. For example: Could this really happen? Are people really this… polite/mean/romantic/religious/violent, etc? What does this word mean the way it is used here? Why did the author choose this way to describe the voice/character/action, etc?
- Predict: Answer these questions: What will happen next? Where do you think this is leading? Who is the killer? Will these characters fall in love/end up together? [this are sample questions; they don’t necessarily apply to The Great Gatsby.]
- Clarify: What do you understand now that you did not get previously? Have your questions been answered? Were your predictions accurate? Do you understand something you didn’t before?
- Connect: Text-to-Text, Text-to-Self, Text-to-World.
- Evaluate: Give your opinion of the character/event/word/sentence/message. What makes this passage effective? What do you like or dislike about it? You may also include sketches, your own photography, or other artifacts that help you to connect the passage to yourself, the world, or another part of the text, but such images cannot take the place of your written response.
Of course, you can and should “mix and match” any of the above approaches in terms of how you respond to each passage.
http://www.huffenglish.com/gatsby/gatsbyhunt.html
4/22 http://www.huffenglish.com/gatsby/gatsbyhunt.html
4/23 Questions:
1. In the opening lines of the novel, Nick, the narrator, recalls advice that his
father gave him. What was this advice?

2. Describe West Egg, where Nick lives. How does West Egg differ from East
Egg? Which of the book’s characters live in each?

4/24

4/25

4/26


F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer
Background Video
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

April 8th - April 19th
OUTSIDE READING PERMISSION SLIP DUE!!!!!

4/15 ACT Reading Strategies/Review/Practice Complete practice exercises p 141- 155
4/16 ACT Reading Strategies/Review/Practice
Question Types http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7ZcvIuECW4
OUTSIDE READING
4/17 ACT READING STRATEGIES/REVIEW/PRACTICE -POE OUTSIDE READING
4/18 ACT READING PRACTICE TEST OUTSIDE READING
4/19 ACT READING TEST/REVIEW OUTSIDE READING



4/9 Vocabulary - Unit 13 exercises
4/10 ACT English Strategies/Review/Practice
4/11 ACT English Strategies/Review/Practice
4/12 Unit 13 Vocabulary Quiz
ACT English Strategies/Review/Practice

4/13 ACT Full -length practice test Outside reading permission slip

Tuesday, March 26th
Subject/verb agreement
Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

Wednesday, March 27th
Outside Reading
Agreement Review and assessment

Thursday, March 28th
Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWyN1xGFdc
March 18th - 23rd
PRONOUN CASE http://www.grammaruntied.com/blog/?p=402

3/18/13 Pronoun Case Review
Unit 12 Completing the Sentences
Collect and mail thank you letters
Prepare Speech
Pronoun Case Worksheet
3/19/13 Speeches
Review Pronoun Case/ Vocabulary Exercises
Job Shadow Reflection
3/20/13 Job Shadow Reflection Due
Speeches
Pronoun Case
Pronoun Case
http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/exerciseprocase.htm
Pronoun Case - exercise 2
http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/exerciseprocase2.htm
Pronoun Case - exercise 3
http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/exerciseprocase3.htm
3/21/13 Who/Whom
Speeches
Vocabulary and grammar
3/22/13 Vocabulary Quiz
Grammar Quiz
Outside reading due on Wed. March 27th

MARCH 11 - 15, 2013
OUTSIDE READING SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 27TH!!

JOB SHADOW REQUIREMENTS


Download file "SAMPLE THANK YOU LETTER4ex.pdf" DUE Monday
Speech and Reflection Paper


Download file "JOB SHADOW REQUIREMENTS.pdf"

MONDAY, MARCH 11TH

1) APOSTROPHES – Read the apostrophe lesson at the following site:

http://www.towson.edu/ows/moduleAPOS.htm


Complete the 4 exercises below on apostrophes.

Punctuation

· Apostrophes

· Apostrophes - exercise 2

· Apostrophes - exercise 3

· Apostrophes - exercise 4

2) Commonly Confused Words – Read the lesson at the following site:

http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/indexCCW.htm

· farther / further

· farther / further - exercise 2



TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH

ANSWER KEY - Download file "ANSWERKEY1-TOWNSON.pdf"

3) Commonly Confused Words – Read the lesson at the following site:

http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/indexCCW.htm

· fewer / less

· fewer / less - exercise 2

· fewer / less - exercise 3

· fewer / less - exercise 4

· lie / lay

· lie / lay - exercise 2

· lie / lay - exercise 3

· lie / lay - exercise 4

its / it's

· its / it's - exercise 2

· its / it's - exercise 3

· its / it's - exercise 4

· its / it's - exercise 5

ANSWER KEY

· Download file "ACTConfusingwords2.pdf"

WEDNESDAY, March 13th – JUNIOR JOB SHADOW

THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH

· than / then

· than / then - exercise 2

· than / then - exercise 3

· then / than - exercise 4

· then / than - exercise 5

· there / their / they're

· there / their / they're - exercise 2

· there / their / they're - exercise 3

· there / their / they're - exercise 4

· there / their / they're - exercise 5

· two / too / to

· two / too / to - exercise 2

· two / too / to - exercise 3

· two / too / to - exercise 4

· two / too / to - exercise 5

Download file "Answer Key-3.pdf"


S

FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH

ASSESSMENT




















March 4 - March 8, 2013

Transition words

http://www.smart-words.org/transition-words.html

RESEARCH PAPERS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH!!!!

3/4/13 Complete exercises from Holt Handbook
Semicolons (P. 324 - Ex. 1- Even )
Colons (P. 326 - Oral Practice-Even)
Parentheses/Dashes/Brackets (P. 329 - Ex. 2 - all)
Italics (P. 333 - Ex. 3 - even )
Quotation Marks (P. 337 - Ex. 4 - all)

3/5/13 Peer Review
3/6/13

3/7/13

3/8/13 RESEARCH PAPER DUE - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!
MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM





February 25 - March 1
Vocabulary Unit 11 Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/963/sadlier-oxford-vocab-f-unit-11-flash-cards/

Students should be working on their argumentative research papers every night! I will cover how to write the conclusion and work cited page on Tuesday. A rough draft is due this Friday!

Download file "Conclusion-Call To Action.pdf"
Students will also cover Unit 11 vocabulary and take quiz this Friday.
Finally, students will continue to complete ACT mini-grammar units. They will review punctuation packet and take mini-quiz.

2/19/February 19th - 22nd


Download file "problem-sentences.ppt"

2/19 Collected introduction, opposing argument/concession
Discussed argumentative paragraphs, parenthetical citations, and lead-ins. See documents below.
Emphasized the importance of following the research schedule below. The rough draft is due next Friday!
Research Paper
2/20 Returned assignment collected yesterday. Some students have to revise. These revisions are due Friday for a grade. Discussed common sentence errors - run-on (fused)sentences, comma splices, and fragments. Students are working on identifying errors and correcting these mistakes. Research Paper
2/21 We will review sentence exercises as a class Research Paper
2/22 We will review sentence exercises and take quick quiz. Research Paper


http://www.independence.k12.oh.us/sandbox/users/sribovich/weblog/fcf98/attachments/bb5d6/SampleColorOutlineNotes.pdf?sessionID=277439b089efe9b4f4819f38630a33be93dbf8b7


Download file "TypesLead ins.pdf"
Download file "Quotation_Lead-ins.pdf"
Look at the following sample incorporating research:
http://www.independence.k12.oh.us/sandbox/users/sribovich/weblog/fcf98/attachments/ed6d3/SAMPLE%20Research_paper.pdf?sessionID=277439b089efe9b4f4819f38630a33be93dbf8b7

Sample argumentative paragraph incorporating research

Download file "SAMPLE ARGUMENTATIVE PARAGRAPH-1.pdf"

February /March Due Dates

On Tuesday, February 19th, I will collect the introduction paragraph followed by the opposing argument and concession paragraphs. Remember to follow the examples below. Your paragraphs must be typed (double-spaced) and include two (2) research notes in the opposing argument section.

Writing the Research Paper Time-line:



RESEARCH COMPONENTS DUE DATE
Report #1 (must be turned in at the beginning of class) Friday 2/15/13
Report #2 Tuesday 2/19/13
Introduction Tuesday 2/19/13
Opposing Argument/Concession
Must include two research notes
Tuesday 2/19/13
Argument 1 Thursday 2/21/13
Argument 2 Monday 2/25/13
Argument 3 Wednesday 2/27/13
Conclusion Thursday 2/28/13
ROUGH DRAFT/Peer Edit Friday 3/1/13
Revision Monday 3/4/13
FINAL PAPER- MUST BE SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.COM Friday 3/8/13


PPT - Persuasive Research Paper Structure

Download file "Persuasive Paper Structure.key"



OUTLINE – PERSUASIVE RESEARCH PAPER

I. Introduction of issue researched. The final sentence will be the thesis statement.


II. Brief and fair summary of opposing argument. Research needed.

III. Concession of at least one point the opposing side makes.


IV. Argument #1


V. Argument #2


VI. Argument #3


VII. Conclusion

SAMPLE PAPER



Download file "PeterPanPaper.pdf"

ANOTHER EXAMPLE


Download file "SOCIALPAPERFINALEXAMPLE.pdf"

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PERSUASIVE PAPER?

Persuasive writing is writing that tries to convince other people to agree with you about an issue or to take a particular course of action. It answers questions like these:

· What information can I give the reader to make his/her current position uncomfortable?

· What facts, statistics, examples, or illustrations will help the reader see the importance of changing his/her position?

· What information can I include that will negate the reader’s counter arguments?

· What personal appeal will most likely cause the reader to take action?

Title

This is often the last part of the paper that you'll write. Be sure it communicates precisely the topic of the essay and/or inspires your audience to read on.

Opening Paragraph: Introduction

Many writers begin with a general remark about their subject, and then zero in on the specific topic and their thesis.

  • A clear identification of your topic, the subject you wish to discuss in the essay,
  • A clear statement of your thesis, the principal idea or opinion you wish to defend regarding the subject you have chosen to discuss, and
  • A clear summary or indication of the approach you will adopt to defend your thesis, or the sources to which you will refer in defending your thesis.

Hints for the body:

· Put each reason in a separate paragraph.

· Support your points with facts and observations

· Unify by using transitions, such as first of all, second, next, also, most important, or finally.

· Mention the points that those who disagree will raise.

· Maintain a confident and appropriate tone.

· Check your paper for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Closing Paragraph:

· The final paragraph should be very strong and may include a call to action.

· Sum up your earlier arguments.



February 11th - 15th
2/11 Vocabulary
2/12 Mac Lab - Citing articles in Diigo; paraphrasing highlighted notes Paraphrase highlighted notes/cite
2/13 Mac Lab - paraphrasing highlighted notes/organizing notes Paraphrase highlighted notes/cite
2/14 ACT English Practice Test
2/15 Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 10
Organizing NOTES- save to flashdrive
Let's begin to write
Writing the introduction/opposition/concession

ALL RESEARCH ARTICLES MUST BE READ AND HIGHLIGHTED BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS !!! LOTS OF READING TO DO THIS WEEKEND AND MONDAY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


February 4 - 8 2013

2/4/13 Unit 9 Vocabulary Quiz
LMC- Diigo Instruction - Bookmarking/highlighting articles
Bookmark a minamum of two (SIRS) articles and highlight appropriate notes in your Diigo account
2/5/13 More databases to use in the paper Bookmark and highlight relevant information
2/6/13 Reading articles/bookmarking/highlighting Bookmark and highlight relevant information
2/7/13 Reading articles/bookmarking/highlighting Bookmark/highlight relevant information
2/8/13 Taking notes- handout


JANUARY 28 - February 1, 2013
JOB SHADOWING PERMISSION SLIP DUE FEBRUARY 8th!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Date In-Class
1/28/13 Review Unit 9 Exercises;
Research Survey Results; Research Paper Criteria
Decide on topic- explore SIRS
I will collect SIRS article and five paraphrased notes on article. This is a 25 point assignment.
I will also collect the handout distributed in class today.
1/29/13 Databases - LMC
Gathering Knowledge on Topic Worksheet due at the end of class today!
Continue to read articles (minimum of one article/night, including weekends)
1/30/13 Research time- reading articles - taking notes Read articles
1/31/13 Research paper -outline; requirements Read articles; study for vocabulary
2/1/13 Unit 8-9 Vocabulary Quiz
Outside reading permission slip due!!!
Read articles for research paper


January 21 - 25, 2013
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Resume in LMC
Wednesday - Resume/References in LMC
Thursday - Research Survey; Exploring SIRS; Selection of 3rd Quarter AR Book
Friday - Unit 9 Vocabulary


SAMPLE RESUME
Download file "Ssample resume.doc"

Download file "sample references.doc"


READ "The Masque of the Red Death"
http://www.online-literature.com/poe/36/


January 14, 2013 Tell-Tale Heart Activity Read "The Masque of the Red Death" - see link above
January 15, 2013 Masque of the Red Death
January 16, 2013 Outside Reading Quiz - meet in the LMC

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

JANUARY 7-11



"THE BLACK CAT"
http://www.online-literature.com/poe/24/

"THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO"
http://www.online-literature.com/poe/25/



The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdIlhsOFvmM
JAN. 7th Unit 8 Vocabulary HOMEWORK
JAN. 8th The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe Read "The Black Cat"- see link above
JAN 9th Black Cat Video
Perverse
Read "The Cask of Amontillado"- see link above
JAN. 10th Read Criticism of "The Cask of Amontillado" and complete activity
JAN. 11th Unit 8 Vocabulary
"The Cask of Amontillado" videos
Similar motifs



VIDEO
BLACK CAT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqB4R0Vtx3c
CASK OF AMONTILLADO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDdxpxb3l-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBC7Rown13Q
"The Masque of the Red Death"
http://www.online-literature.com/poe/36/


SEMESTER EXAM REVIEW





Download file "Dec2012SEMESTER EXAM REVIEW.pdf"






Week 16 December 10th - 14th

We will study our last unit of vocabulary before the semester exam scheduled for next week. We will also wrap up our unit on Romanticism focusing on Emerson's "Nature" and "Self-Reliance." We also will review the poem "To A Waterfowl" and read/analyze the poem "Old Ironsides."

STUDY TOOLS FOR TEST:

Emerson
http://quizlet.com/3679485/sg-16-19-flash-cards/


Week 15 December 3rd-7th

!

Transcendentalism










Date In Class Homework
12/3 Vocabulary Review - Units 4-6
http://quizlet.com/80261/sadlier-oxford-level-f-unit-6-flash-cards/

12/4 Vocabulary Quiz Units 1-6
Transcendentalism/Thoreau

12/5 Walden- (In-class essay) READ From "Nature"
12/6 Field Trip - Lincoln
12/7 Walden- Great Books



Week 14 November 26th-30th

Qualities of Romanticism


1. Love of Nature
2. Idealization of Rural Living
3. Faith in Common People
4. Emphasis on Freedom and Individualism
5. Spontaneity, intuition, feeling, imagination, wonder
6. Passionate individual religiosity
7. Life after death
8. Organic view of the world
Below is a copy of the class handout. Make sure you are very familiar with this information.

Romanticism in America


The term Romanticism designates a literary and philosophical theory that tends to see the individual at the center of all life, and it places the individual, therefore, at the center of art, making literature valuable as an expression of unique feelings and particular attitudes. Although Romanticism tends at times to regard nature as alien, it more often sees in nature a revelation of Truth, the "living garment of God," and a more suitable subject for art than those aspects of the world sullied by artifice. Romanticism seeks to find the Absolute, the Ideal, by transcending the actual, whereas realism finds its values in the actual and naturalism in the scientific laws (C. Hugh Holman and William Harmon). This movement manifests itself in America through the continual westward movement, inventions by individuals that would transform the American community through technology and agriculture (Samuel B. Morse’s telegraph, John Deere’s steel plow, and Cyrus McCormick’s reaper), a women’s rights movement (Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention), crusades to protect the mentally ill (Dorothea Dix) and movement to crush the institution of slavery (Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth). This idealism was put into practice through utopian communities (Brook Farm, Hopedale, Fruitlands, Northhampton and the Amana Church Society- all failed except for the latter, which remains today).

Transcendentalism


Most, if not all of the writers, in America were influenced by the Transcendentalist movement then flourishing prior to the Civil War. Emerson and Thoreau were the best known. Thoreau is the best known Transcendentalist, but the ferment of Transcendentalist ideas affected many other writers, some of whom hovered on the fringes of the movement, some of whom opposed it.

Transcendentalism has many facets, many sources and encompasses a range or beliefs whose specific principles depend on the individual writer or thinker. The term itself and some of the ideas came from the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. In his Critique of Practical Reason, published in 1768, Kant refers to the “transcendental,” which to him meant the knowledge or understanding a person gins intuitively, although it lies beyond direct human experience. New England Transcendentalism drew on other philosophical theories besides Kant’s, including those of Pascal, the French mathematician and moralist and Swedenborg, the Swedish scientist and mystic. In addition, it drew on Buddhist thought and German idealism.

Philosophy, religion and literature all merged in New England Transcendentalism, producing a native blend that was romantic, intuitive, mystical, and considerably easier to recognize than explain. They recognized few absolutes beyond an all-encompassing belief in the unity of God and the world. Even self-contradiction might be necessary, as Emerson stated in his much-quoted sentence: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

For Transcendentalists, the point was that the real truths, the fundamental truths, lay outside the experience of the senses, residing instead in the “Over-Soul…a universal and benign omnipresence…a God known to men only in moments of mystic enthusiasm, whose visitations leave them altered, self-reliant and purified of petty aims.”

To some, however, the Transcendentalist’s view of the world was too rosy. Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are paired as anti-Transcendentalists, who explored man’s “dusky” nature.



http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/english/Notesfolder/11TH_GRADE_NOTES/american_romanticism.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/timeline/romanticism.html

Date In Class Homework
11/26/12 Read historical background information on Romanticism Read "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" (pages 254-256) and write a summary of main ideas. The summary must be one paragraph.
Finish Unit 6 Vocabulary Exercises
11/27/12 Collect homework
PPT- American Romanticism
Finish Unit 6 Vocabulary
Crucible Essays Returned- Revisions due Dec. 17th!
Read "Solitude" and write a summary this section.
11/28/12 Review Unit 6 vocabulary exercises
"The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls"
Read "Brute Neighbors" and write a summary of this section.
11/29/12 "The Cross of Snow" Read "The Conclusion" and write a summary of this section.
11/30/12 Units 1-6 Vocabulary Quiz
"Old Ironsides"


http://www.youtube.com/user/rswartsWeek 12-13 November 12th - 16th
11/12 Vocabulary Unit 5
FLASHCARDS:
http://quizlet.com/15984513/sad-ox-level-f-unit-5-flash-cards/
Weekly Edit
Rhetorical Devices
Read Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention; finish front side of worksheet
11/13 Patrick Henry PPT
Analysis
Find and explain rhetorical devices in Henry's "Speech to the VA Convention"
Complete Unit 5 vocabulary
11/14 Read and analyze Paine's The Crisis
Entertaining Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezU8UhZ2RSo
Finish Paine
Worksheet
11/15 QUIZZES - Henry / Paine
Review

11/16 Vocabulary Quiz
Weekly Edit Quiz
Review
STUDY FOR TEST
11/19 Revolutionary Test
11/20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfkBy4HV0lM






WEEK 11 November 5, 2012 - November 9, 2012
The Crucible Essay is due this Friday!!!! Check out the rubric below:
Download file "CrucibleRubric.pdf"


Monday Rationalism PPT; guided worksheet;+ Unit 4 vocabulary;+ complete synonyms/antonyms Typed Rough Draft
Tuesday Typed Rough Draft Due; Complete Rationalism worksheet and Unit 4 vocabulary exercises Essay & Vocabulary
Wednesday Peer Edit; BenFranklin's Autobiography Essay & Vocabulary
Thursday
Self Edit; Ben Franklin's Aphorisms Essay & Vocabulary

Submit essay to turnitin.com
Friday Crucible Essay Due
Units 1-4 Vocabulary Quiz


UNIT 4 VOCABULARY
http://quizlet.com/15535003/sadlier-oxford-level-f-unit-4-flash-cards/

Unit 3 Vocabulary

http://quizlet.com/14931934/sadlier-oxford-level-f-unit-3-flash-cards/
UNIT 2 VOCABULARY
http://quizlet.com/15568498/sadlier-oxford-level-f-unit-2-flash-cards/
UNIT ! VOCABULARY

Unit:Rationalism


Read the following background information and answer worksheet question

Download file "Introduction-  Age of Reason-Reading.pdf"
Worksheet Questions:
Download file "Age of Reason -questions"
Age of Reason PPT:

Download file "Age of Reason.ppt"

Review of Puritan Beliefs

The Puritans believed humans were sinful and dependent on God for salvation. We have read poetry, sermons, and drama from the Puritans that reflect this belief. Puritan homes and villages were established according to a strict series of rules designed to keep them from sinning.

The Age of Reason

Beginning in Europe near the end of the seventeenth century, a group of philosophers and scientists began calling themselves rationalists. This marked the start of the Age of Reason, which soon had a growing influence in America. These rationalists believed that people can discover truth by using their own reason rather than relying on only religious faith or intuition. Along with a homegrown American sense of practicality, the ideas of these European thinkers inspired many of the triumphs of eighteenth-century American life. The great by-product of rationalism in America was the mind-set that resulted in the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.

Differences between The Puritan Age and the Age of Reason – or the Enlightenment

Unlike the Puritans, who believed that God mysteriously orchestrated the universe, the rationalists began to explore the workings of the universe through reason. They believed that human reason was a gift from God, designed to help humans discover truth in science and spirituality.

While the Puritans believed that nature revealed God directly, the rationalist believed that nature could be understood through human scientific understanding. Many of the rationalists were deists. They believed that God created the universe but left the running of it to humans, who were basically good. They also believed that the most important goals for humans were to “do good” and improve the lives of others. This is a major difference from the Puritan belief that humans are basically sinners. The church set the rules for humans to live by in Puritan society. Humans set the rules in Rationalism.

Deism: Are People Basically Good?

Like the Puritans, the Rationalists discovered God through the natural world, but in a different way. Rationalists thought it unlikely that God would choose to reveal himself only at particular times to particular people. It seemed much more reasonable to believe that God had made it possible for all people at all times to discover natural laws through the God-given power of reason. This outlook, called deism, stressed man’s goodness. God’s objective, in the deist view, was the happiness of his creatures. Therefore, the best form of worship was to do good for others. The Puritan’s did want to improve people’s lives, but Deism raised this desire to one of the nation’s highest goals. It is basically the foundation for social welfare in our country.

Summary

The Puritans believed that the world was fallen and that people were sinners who could be redeemed only through the grace of God. The Rationalists believed that the universe was basically good and that doing good for others was the best way to worship God.


QUARTER TWO
Week 10: October 29, 2012 - November 2, 2012
CRUCIBLE ESSAY- TYPED ROUGH DRAFT DUE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH!!!
SAMPLE ESSAY ATTACHMENT:
Download file "Sample Crucible Essay.pdf"

Monday: Today, I distributed "The Crucible" essay packet. Do not lose it. I discussed the three topics students can choose from. We brainstormed as a class. Students had to choose a topic and discuss the topic with a group. We looked at sample thesis statements. Students are to brainstorm on chosen topic and write a thesis statement for homework.

Download file "CrucibleEssayPacketPDF.pdf"
Tuesday: Today, I reviewed the organization of the essay - introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. We discussed sample scenarios for each topic and reviewed topic sentences. Students are to write the topic sentence for body paragraph 1 and find three quotations to support it. Students are to write body paragraph 1 for homework.
Wednesday: We will review lead ins and transitions. Homework: Students will write 2nd body paragraph.
Thursday: Students are to read background on next literature unit - revolutionary literature. Homework: Write body paragraph 3.
Friday: Essay concerns/conferences. Write introduction/conclusion. Review criteria.


This is the final week of 1st quarter!


Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/crucible/quiz.html

http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Literature/The-Crucible-169460.html

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/The-Crucible.id-68,pageNum-62.html

http://www.gradesaver.com/classicnotes/quiz/crucible/1/

http://www.district196.org/district/departments/specialeducation/inclusion/LA-midhigh/The%20Crucible%20Exam%20A%20mid-term.pdf

http://msanders.wikispaces.com/file/view/The+Crucible+Test.pdf



Download file "CONFLICTcrucible.ppt"
Download file "FinalPPT-Crucible.ppt"
Download file "Crucible-Essayassignment.pdf"

Date In Class Homework
10/22/12 Read together ACT IV Finish Act IV and complete worksheet
10/23/12 Lecture- The Crucible Study The Crucible
Outside Reading
10/24/12 LMC- AR Test/Selection for next book??
Crucible Film
Study for Crucible Test
10/25/12 The Crucible Test (100 points)
10/26/12 Film Read Ben Franklin's Autobiography


PSAT IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th!!!

OUTSIDE READING QUIZ WILL BE TAKEN ON OCTOBER 24TH!!!!!


Week 8 - October 15th - October 19th

Date In Class Homework
10/15/12 View film
Weekly Edits
Finish Act II Worksheet
10/16/12 Act II Quiz
Act III- The Crucible

10/17/12 PSAT in AM
SSR - AR Books

10/18/12 Act III
Irony/Worksheet Act III- Partner Quiz

10/19/12 Weekly Edit Quiz
Film-




Week 7 - October 8th - October 12th

Date In Class Homework
10/8/12 Collect Background Questions- The Crucible
Collect Poetry Revisions
Finish Act I- The Crucible
Vocab Review - Units 1-3
Act I worksheet; pages 42-45 vocabulary
10/9/12 QUIZ - Act I
Act II
Finish reading Act II- Pages 60-81; complete Act II worksheet
10/10/12 Vocabulary Review
Act II
Study/Outside Reading
10/11/12 Vocabulary Quiz - Units 1-3
View film




WEEK 6- October 1st - October 5th

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/life/





Download file "Crucible WebQuest.pdf"http://phuhs.org/teachers/bradleysc/files/Download/RSC%20Crucible%20packet.pdf



Download file "Crucible Background.ppt"

10/1/12 Weekly Edits #21-#30
Unit 3 Vocabulary
Poetry Project- Revisions discussed
Complete all Unit 3 Vocabulary Exercises - pages 38-41
Read pages 3-8 "The Crucible" - take notes
10/2/12 PPT- The Crucible Background research - The Crucible
10/3/12 Act I Units 1-3 Vocabulary Review
10/4/12 Poetry Project Revision DUE (50 points)
History Channel: Salem Witch Trials
Study for weekly edit quiz
10/5/12
Weekly Edit Quiz
Act I
Background research - The Crucible
Final revisions on poetry project are also due for a higher grade on Monday - NO EXCEPTIONS!!
(Below 80% can earn up to 80%; above 80% can earn full credit)

Week 5: Sept. 24th - Sept. 28th
MLA FORMAT LINK: http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic1/mla-style-papers/

To Create Header:
Before you begin typing a paper, set the margins at 1" all around and the font to 12, Times New Roman, To correctly number your paper, go to "VIEW" and click on "HEADER and FOOTER." Then click on the right align tab. Type in your last name and hit the space bar. Then click on the piece of paper with the number sign in the middle. Print preview if you want to see your paper thus far.
Week 5 - Sept. 24th - 28th

9/24/12 Review writing guidelines; works cited; submission
Distribute review for test
STUDY
9/25/12 Collect Poetry Project (50 Points)
Review for test; writing prep
STUDY
9/26/12 PURITAN TEST - 100 POINTS
9/27/12 Writing Day
9/28/12 Background Crucible

WEEK 4 - Sept. 17th - 21st
HOMECOMING WEEK
"Upon the Burning of Our House, 1666" Project

Download file "AMERICAN POETRY PROJECT.pdf"

Date In Class Homework
9/17 Read "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Complete worksheet
Paraphrase Anne Bradstreet's poem on pages 96-97 on a sheet of loose-leaf
9/18 Ethos/logos/pathos - Edwards
Bradstreet
REVIEW UNITS 1-2 Vocabulary units
9/19 LMC- Research Project
9/20 LMC- Research Project
9/21 LMC - Research Project





OUTSIDE READING NON-FICTION LIST

Download file "11th Grade AR Non-Fiction - Sheet1-1-1-1.pdf"






DATE In Class Homework
9/10/12 Weekly Edit #2
Unit 2 Vocabulary
Define the following terms: simile, metaphor, conceit, paradox, overstatement, understatement, irony, allusion, stanza, quatrain, couplet, setting, theme, tone, diction, imagery, symbol, rhyme rhyme scheme, apostrophe, alliteration, consonance, assonance

Finish "Completing the Sentences" exercise for Unit 2
9/11/12 Equiano Diction
Taylor Background
Group Activity - "Upon A Spider"
Written Response: How does Equiano's diction contribute to the tone?
Complete synonym/antonym exercises for Unit 2
9/12/12 PPT - Taylor's poem
"Upon A Spider"
Read "Huswifery" and try to decipher the content of stanza 2 & 3
Complete ""Choosing the Right Word" exercise for Unit 2
9/13/12 "Huswifery" notes
Review The Great Awakening
Define logos, ethos, pathos - project for extra-credit. Find the commercial. Bring information to class.
Study for vocabulary and weekly edit quizzes.
9/14/12 Units 1- 2 Vocabulary Quiz
Weekly Edit #2 Quiz
DECIDE ON AN OUTSIDE READING BOOK THIS WEEKEND- YOU MUST CHOOSE FROM THE NON-FICTION LIST OR READ THE SCARLET LETTER



WEEK 2-Sept. 4 - Sept 7

Tuesday's Lecture (9/4/12)
Download file "Unit 1- PPT American Literature.ppt"

AP HISTORY STUDENTS: Visit this site: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/purdef.htm

Friday (9/7/2012)

http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/enquirer/king_philip.htm
Equiano: The Middle Passage
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/30011-assignment-discovery-the-middle-passage-video.htm
Date In Class Homework
10/21/13 Outside reading quiz
Choose AR book for 2nd quarter; distribute permission slip
Read link on J. Edwards
Finish reading background link on J Edwards
10/22/13 PPT- Edwards/Great Awakening
Guided Reading - worksheet
Finish reading sermon and complete guided reading questions
10/23/13 SOAPSTONE - Lincoln
PPT- Figurative Language
Google Drive "Sinners" Document - Group Analysis Questions #1 & #2
Complete Questions #1 & #2
10/24/13 PPT- Rhetorical Appeals
Group Analysis - Google Drive "Sinners" - Group Analysis
Complete Rhetorical Appeals
10/25/13 Share responses
Date In Class Homework
9/4 PPT/Video Read Bradford's from "Of Plymouth Plantation" - pages 52-59
9/5 PPT -
Answer PPT questions
Read Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative - pages 62-69
9/6 PPT- After Plymouth
King Philip's War - Rowlandson Activity
Read Olauda Equano's Slave Narrative pages 82-89
EXTRA INFO: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/slavery/equiano.html
9/7 Rowlandson Notes
Discovery: The Middle Passage





WEEK ONE _ AUG. 27 - Aug. 31

Mrs. Ribovich Writing Guidelines

Download file "Writing Checklist.pdf"

Turnitin.com

Download file "TurnitinDirections.pdf"

Plagiarism PowerPoint

Download file "PlagiarismDay 2-3.ppt"

Identifying Effective Paraphrases

Visit this website for additional practice:

http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=WCN4802

Steps to Paraphrase

Read the passage.

Look up new words.

List keywords that you can replace with a synonym.

List the main ideas.

Make note of special words that you will use in the original form.

Create the paraphrase without looking at the original paragraph.

Check that you have not plagiarized and redo step 6 if needed.

Cite your source.

Narrative Tradition PPT

Download file "American Narrative Tradition.ppt"

DATE In Class Homework

Aug. 27

Weekly Edits #1- Quiz Friday
Review Unit 1 Vocabulary words; complete synonym section

Read pages 43-48 in textbook. Take notes on page 43. DUE THURSDAY!!!

Aug. 28

Unit 1 Vocabulary Exercises; revisit "Self-Reliance"
MLA Writing Guidelines


Aug. 29

Summarizing/Paraphrasing/Directly Quoting


Aug. 30

Narrative Tradition PPT; activity


Aug. 31

Weekly Edit Quiz #1
Vocabulary Quiz Unit 1


FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012

Extended Responses

What is self-reliance according to Emerson?

Did you like this essay? Why or why not?

With what did you agree and/or disagree?

COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS - VERY INSIGHTFUL!!!!!!

So often, we do not believe nor trust in ourselves. Why?

What does it mean to trust in oneself?

How is it okay or great to be misunderstood?

Why does he discuss great leaders of the past? Doesn’t he tell us not to look to the past?

Does too much trust in oneself blind an individual from realizing the truth (right/wrong)? Is he saying our thoughts are always right?

Is conformity bad? “We should never conform.” Is this what Emerson writes?

How do we absolve ourselves and how will this lead to suffrage of the world?

Is he telling us to take a different path than everyone else?

Is he saying we are all alike?

What is consistency? Why do people value consistency?

Could this essay be dangerous to study? Doesn’t it lead some to justify any action or behavior under one’s own moral code?

Isn’t Emerson contradicting himself?

Imitating others makes you waste the uniqueness of yourself.

Is Emerson saying “If you want something, you have to take every opportunity to get it and make an effort to get what you want”?

Emerson tells us not to concern ourselves with what other people think? Why do we?

Does he tell us to be different? To stick out in the crowd?

Do you believe Emerson sends a hypocritical message about changing words in the last paragraph? Can a person change his/her beliefs?

Is Emerson basically saying “You can do anything you put your mind to?” Support this. Is this essay about “achievement?”

Never conform. Is this an accurate interpretation?

This essay would not comply to today’s standards. It is not relevant in today’s society.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012



Download file "English III American Literature Course Syllabus.doc"

Download file "DIDLS and Tone-PowerPoint Notes2011-12.ppt"
Download file "DIDLS and Tone-PowerPoint Notes2011-12.ppt"
1/8/2014








Download file "ANALYZING POETRY.docx"
Download file "ANALYZING POETRY.docx"
Download file "ANALYZING POETRY PDF.pdf"

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QUARTER 4

SAT PRACTICE TEST AND STUDY GUIDES
http://www.proprofs.com/sat/exams/sat_1/sat1_index.php?&asign=1338470158143a

Final Exam - Review

Units 10-15 Vocabulary Units - 30 Questions

Download file "FINAL EXAM VOCABULARY.pdf"
Study Island - 25 Questions
The Great Gatsby - 25 Questions
Ethan Frome - 25 Questions
ACT English - 35 Questions
ACT Reading - 40 Questisons

ACT ENGLISH PASSAGES:
Review the following pages in the ACT workbook:
Self Assessment Section: (front of workbook)
Passage I: Caring For Peaches
Passage IV: A Hearty Brew
Passage V: Introduction to Good Eats '93
Practice Test Section: (back of workbook)
Passage II: Cabo San Lucas
Passage III: The Hero's Journey

ACT READING PASSAGES:
Review the following pages in the ACT workbook:
Self- Assessment Section: (front of workbook)
Natural Science: Urbanization and Malaria (pages 50-53)
Practice Test Section: (back of workbook)
Prose Fiction: The Magician (page 228- 231)
Social Science: Piaget and Child Development (pages 232-236)


The Great Gatsby

http://cardstalker.com/570/test
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98830/Great-Gatsby-Quotes
http://www.gradesaver.com/the-great-gatsby/study-guide/quiz1/
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/quiz.html
http://ggatsbyquiz.tripod.com/
http://www.quizmoz.com/quizzes/Books-Novels-and-Magazines-Quizzes/t/The-Great-Gatsby-Quiz.asp

ETHAN FROME
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/ethan-frome/book-summary.html
http://www.bell.k12.ca.us/fac_staf/p-z/weightmanron/free/ethanfromeqs.html
http://www.gradesaver.com/ethan-frome/study-guide/quiz1/

Download file "TEST ETHAN FROME-2.doc"






ACT Reading VIDEOS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRcm9I9SX8
http://www.kaptest.com/College/ACT/About-the-ACT/act-reading-test.html

Read the following short essays on Ethan Frome:
http://voices.yahoo.com/shared/print.shtml?content_type=article&content_type_id=152197
http://voices.yahoo.com/shared/print.shtml?content_type=article&content_type_id=258128
Character List
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/ethan-frome/character-list.html
Background to the novel

Download file "ethanfromebackground.ppt"

Download file "Ethan Frome.ppt"
Themes in Ethan Frome

Download file "ThemesFrome.doc"






May Calendar
Date In-Class Homework
May 7th ACT Reading Test; 35 minutes
Complete Ethan Frome Questions - Prologue - Chapter III

May 8th Notes/Discussion Ethan Frome Read Chapter IV
May 9th Extended Response - Chapter IV
Symbolism/Foreshadowing/Characterization
Listen to Chapter V
Finish reading guide questions through Chapter IV
May 10th MC Quiz - Ethan Frome (Prologue -Chapter V)
Movie

May 11th PROM DAY
ACT Reading Test Review

May 14th Unit 14 Vocabulary Introduced
Read Chapter VI
Complete reading guide questions
May 15th Chapters VII Complete reading questions
May 16th Review Vocabulary Exercises - Unit 14
Chapter VI -VII Worksheet

May 17th Movie
May 18th Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 14
May 21 Ethan Frome
Chapter VIII
Unit 15 Vocabulary
Complete reading guide questions; completing the sentences Unit 15 vocabulary
May 22nd Ethan Frome - Epilogue
Ethan Frome Discussion - Charaterization
Read attached articles above; finish reading guide; completing the sentences
May 23rd Ethan Frome Symbolism/Irony/Themes/Foreshadowing
Review vocabulary
Review for Ethan Frome Test; finish unit 15 vocabulary
May 24th Ethan Frome Test Study vocabulary
May 25th Unit 15 Vocabulary Quiz







Edith Wharton - the woman, the novelist ...
* Born 1862 in New York City to well-to do society family
* Became contemptuous of the American "riche"
* Reacted to the manners, tastes, snobbishness of her society by portraying their weaknesses in her novels - thus rebelling against her own social class
* Self-educated in a world where women were not expected to be intellectual
* Bitterly frustrated with the intellectual isolation within "good society"
* Married Teddy Wharton, a wealthy- 'do nothing," who later envied her intellectuality
* Traveled extensively through Europe within artistic circles - close friend and confidante to writer Henry James
* Conscious of class structure as seen in ETHAN FROME
* Harbored a sense of fate and fatality
* Believed in the irreversibility of circumstances and character - certain things are fixed forever
* "Life is the saddest thing, next to death."
Structure & The Prologue
Frame story narrated by an engineer in the 1st person who comes to Starkfield
The prologue and epilogue - present, but twenty years after the "smash-up"
The frame begins with characters described in a depressing manner as the narrator notices Ethan is crippled (a deeper crippling)
The narrator questions Harmon Gow and Mrs. Ned Hale - these characters provide some information to the engineer about Ethan
A snowstorm causes the narrator to stay at Ethan's farm house
Dramatic suspension - night at Frome farm allows the narrator (engineer) to "vision" the tragedy)
Ethan in the Prologue is terribly crippled; endures incredible suffering/despair; both the narrator and Ethan are interested in engineering why?
Notice SILENCE/ISOLATION MOTIF
Notice SETTING - winter/cold/snow/ice /darkness - dominate the novel. Constant suppression of life and spirit
Starkfield, Massachusetts is stark!
Death of spirit is personified - Ethan lives, but is DEAD!
The narrator sees starved apple orchard; dead vines. Says the farmhouse shivers.
Chapter I
Flashback - the "vision"
POV switches to omniscient
Covers three and a half days before the "smash up"
Frome - sensitive - we can tell this by his reaction to Denis Eady, the son of Michael Eady, grocer.
Frome walks into Starkfiedl to pick up Mattie Silver, Zeena's cousin who is in Starkfield to take care of Zeena
Mattie has been at the Frome farm for one year; Frome "had taken to the girl from the first day ..."
"a bit of hopeful young life was like the lighting of a fire on a cold hearth"
Mattie's youth and personality brought life to Ethan
Does Zeena notice??? Why does she comment on Ethan's shaving?

NOTES:http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/50103081


April 30th ACT English Practice Review
Unit 13 Vocabulary
Complete Unit 13 Vocabulary Practice
May 1st GLOG Presentations
ACT READING PPT
Complete reading pretest- pages 39-53
May 2nd Review Reading Pre-test
Review vocabulary
Read Ethan Frome: Read Prologue
May 3rd Reading Test Study vocabulary
Read Chapters 1-2 Ethan Frome
May 4th Vocabulary Quiz Read Chapter 3- Ethan Frome

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby Reveiw Sites


Thorough overview, just click on the button and you will be directed to the site:

http://ggatsbyquiz.tripod.com/http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Literature/The-Great-Gatsby-225467.htmlhttp://www.gradesaver.com/the-great-gatsby/study-guide/quiz1/
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/quiz.html
http://quizilla.teennick.com/tests/6168414
http://www.gradesaver.com/the-great-gatsby/study-guide/quiz2/
http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/barrons/grtgats20.asp

GLOGSTER

http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us/programs/gatsby/websites.html


THEMES/SYMBOLS
http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/twentiestoday/symbolism.html

Download file "Gatsby Themes-Symbols Notes.pdf"

Treasure Hunt
http://www.huffenglish.com/gatsby/gatsbyhunt.html


March 26th F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer Read Chapter One; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday April 4th!
March 27th PPT: Setting, narration, characterization, point of view - overview of chapter one Read Chapter Two; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday April 4th!
March 28th Chapter two discussion Read Chapter Three; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday April 4th!
March 29th QUIZ- Chapters 1-3 Read Chapter Four; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday April 4th!
March 30th Chapter 4 Activity Read Chapter Five; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday April 4th!
April 2nd ACT Review English Test Read Chapter Six; complete reading guide
Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by Wednesday, April 4th
April 3rd Quiz - Chapters 4-6 Complete ACT Study Island Assignments #11-16 by tomorrow!
April 4th
Discussion - Gatsby
FINISH READING THE NOVEL - CHAPTERS SEVEN - NINE OVER BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5th AR PERMISSION SLIPS DUE!!!
Gatsby Movie

April 6th Dr. Termini
Gatsby Movie
FINISH READING GATSBY
April 16th QUIZ- Gatsby Chapters 7-9
Vocabulary Unit 12

April 17th Review Chapters 7-9
Review vocabulary
Finish vocabulary exercises
April 18th Handout- Themes/Symbols

Colors:
http://www.lesekost.de/amlit/hhl252c.htm

http://www.kimburleymurphy.com/Notes/Gatsby/Gatsby%20Colors.htm
Gatsby Movie

April 19th Gatsby Movie
April 20th Vocabulary Quiz - Unit 12
April 23rd Gatsby Test - 100 points
April 24th GLOG PROJECT -LMC ACT WORKBOOK pages 193-210 (Practice English Test)
April 25th GLOG PROJECT -LMC
April 26th GLOG PROJECT -LMC
April 27th GLOG PROJECT -LMC

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QUARTER 3

MARCH 2012

JOB SHADOW EXPECTATIONS

JOB SHADOW THANK YOU LETTER

Download file "Job Shadow Thank You Letter.pdf"
JOB SHADOW REFLECTION


Download file "Job Shadow Reflection Paper.pdf"
JOB SHADOW SPEECH

Download file "JOB SHADOW SPEECH REQUIREMENTS.pdf"

3/1/12 Mac Lab- ACT
Verbs; plural & possessive; prepositions/pronouns/adverbs; sentence structure
Write argument 2
3/2/12 Vocabulary quiz
Conclusion requirements (Call to action) and Work Cited directions
Write argument 3
ALL STUDENTS NEED A ROUGH DRAFT COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH!!!! Final paper due on Friday, March 9th!
3/5/12 ACT Prep- Chapter 1 & 2- What to expect on the English, Reading, and Writing test. What to expect the day of the test.
Complete worksheet
RESEARCH PAPER
3/6/12 Study Island - ACT VERBAL RESEARCH PAPER
3/7/12 ROUGH DRAFTS DUE- TYPED 94 FULL PAGES) WITH WORKS CITED
Mrs. Hanratty will present job shadow information
RESEARCH PAPER
3/8/12 Study Island - ACT VERBAL RESEARCH PAPER
3/9/12 RESEARCH PAPER DUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submit to turnitin.com
ACT- Chapter 3

3/12/12 ACT - Chapter 3
3/13/12 ACT - Chapter 3
3/14/12 JOB SHADOWING
3/15/12 Mac Lab- Reflection Prepare presentations
3/16/12 Mac Lab - Thank you and reflection Prepare presentations
3/19/12 Vocabulary Unit 11
Presentations
ACT WORKBOOK
3/20/12 Vocabulary Unit 11
Presentations
ACT WORKBOOK
3/21/12 Vocabulary Unit 11
Presentations
ACT WORKBOOK
3/22/12 Vocabulary Unit 11
Presentations
ACT WORKBOOK
3/23/12 END OF THIRD QUARTER
Vocabulary Quiz

3/12/12


PRONOUN ANTECEDENT AGREEMENT RULES:
Print this handout:
Download file "PRONAGRworkshop3.pdf"
Exercises:
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/agreement_pa_ex1.htm
http://wps.ablongman.com/long_aaron_lbch_6/47/12154/3111494.cw/index.html

Download file "Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement B_w_Ans. K.pdf"



SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT

Scroll down to see exercises and quizzes on the following site: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:06uNsWHPXNUJ:www.palmbeachstate.edu/Documents/SLC/SUBJECT-VERB%2520AGREEMENT%2520%28web%29.pdf+subject+verb+agreement+packet&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgi2khzw1Fk9HN7Y5UAU_Bk7h2bTJu18n_bqz9vBqJuTrCQUoXGhYNBeZBCUsMDSpBZXgA2TBs1nUM6NiDjWV5QqX7VnT8M_xL6dR3n3ZDg4TEQI6PPX75IdLw2Rq55u9jaL9ca&sig=AHIEtbQ8yuFxVOh6GLiOaL28ExU21UtiUA


Usage - Lesson http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/sub-verb.htm

Tutorial and Rules: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/subjectVerbAgree.asp

Grammar Blue Book: http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/subject_verb_agreement_1.asp

Quiz: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi-shl/quiz.pl/sv_agr_quiz.htm

Exercise: http://wwwnew.towson.edu/ows/exercisesub-verb.htm

RESEARCH PAPER DUE MARCH 9th!!!

FINAL RUBRIC:

Download file "RESEARCH PAPER EVALUATION.doc"

SAMPLE ARGUMENTATIVE PARAGRAPHS (Discussed in class 2/24/12:


Download file "SAMPLE ARGUMENTATIVE PARAGRAPH.docx"

Sample CONCLUDING Paragraphs (Discussed in class March 2, 2012)


Download file "CallToAction-Best example conclusion.pdf"

Download file "Conclusion-Call To Action-7.pdf"

SAMPLE RESEARCH PAPER




Download file "SAMPLE Research_paper.pdf"


INTRODUCTION/OPPOSING ARGUMENT/CONCESSION (discussed in class 2/23/12)

DUE Friday, FEBRUARY 24th!!!

Follow these models when writing your introduction, opposing argument, and concession:

Download file "SAMPLE INTRODUCTION-OPPOSITION.pdf"Download file "Sample Introduction-Opposition #2.pdf"



Notes were organized and color-coded on Tuesday, February 21st!


Download file "SampleColorOutlineNotes.pdf"




REPORT # 1 - Printed in class on Feb. 16th!

Creating report 1:Download file "SampleOutlineNotes.pdf"

1.) Click view on the right side; scroll down and click advanced.

2.) Click “More Actions” on the left side; scroll down and click generate report.

3.) Copy and paste everything in your Diigo library to a new Word document.

4.) Delete the blue print including URL’s

5.) Each entry should begin with the citations that you copied

6.) Type your name at the top of the report

7.) Save the file on your flashdrive and in your student folder as Research Paper Report # 1

8.) Print by following these directions:

a. File; Print

b. Hit the arrow next to COPIES & PAGES

c. Choose the LAYOUT button

d. Choose PAGES PER SHEET – Change to two pages

e. Click TWO-SIDED; choose Long-edged binding





Download file "Persuasive Paper Structure.key"

Download file "2012English IIIResearchPPT-NEw.ppt"

Download file "Handout-Note-taking-thesis.pdf"
Download file "Preliminary Outline.pdf"

Download file "SAMPLE THESIS STATEMENTS.pdf"




Download file "Screen shot 2012-02-07 at 8.14.08 AM.png"

FEBRUARY 2012
DATE IN-CLASS HOMEWORK
2/1/12 Begin bookmarking articles. You must have 15 articles bookmarked in your Diigo account by Friday at the beginning of the period.
Be sure to include the summary and the MLA citations.
STEPS 1-3 Worksheet Due at the end of class
Bookmark articles using SIRS and Opposing Viewpoints
Must have a total of 10 from these two sites by Friday at the beginning of class.
2/2/12 Exploring new databases:
Points of View: ohionet2012; infohio2012
Issues and Controversies: ohionetk12 ; infohio2012
Bookmark a total of 5 from these two sites
I will check your Diigo accounts at the beginning of class on Friday.You are to have a total of 15 articles ( all 4 databases must be used)!!!
2/3/12 Read three articles by Monday. Look for three reasons to support your position. Read three articles by Monday. Look for three reasons to support your position.
2/6/12 Read three articles in class. Read an additional three articles for homework.
2/7/12 Read three articles in class. Read an additional three articles for homeowrk.
2/8/12
Lesson on summarizing, note-taking, and quoting sources.
Hi-lighting and note-taking in Diigo
Read, highlight, paraphrase notes from articles into your Diigo accounts. Must do this for at least 2 articles each night.
2/9/12 Class time to take notes
Thesis staement and mini-outline will be collected today.
Read, highlight, paraphrase notes from articles into your Diigo accounts. Must do this for at least 2 articles each night.
2/10/12 Class time and conferences Read, highlight, paraphrase notes from articles into your Diigo accounts. Must do this for at least 2 articles each night.
2/13/12 Mac Lab-
Add citations to Diigo bookmarks
Continue to take notes; be sure to balance notes for argument 1, argument 2, and argument 3
I checked Diigo accounts; students should have had notes on at least 6 articles, NOT just 6 notes.
Take research notes
2/14/12 Vocabulary - Unit 9 - completing the sentences
Subject/verb agreement review - previous worksheets
Take research notes
2/15/12 Vocabulary - Unit 9
Subject/verb agreement review - Exercises 2, 3, & 4
Finish research notes due at beginning of class tomorrow!!!
2/16/12 Organizing notes- LMC

Generate report - FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!!!!!!!!

Print
Study for vocabulary quiz
2/17/12 Vocabulary Quiz
Review Subject/verb exercises
Work on research paper
If working with a partner, you must combine your "word" reports before class on Tuesday. Exchange flashdrives or send the attachment to each other via email.
2/21/12 MAC LAB- Color Code Notes-
Five colors (Overview; Opposing Viewpoint; Argument 1; Argument 2; Argument 3)
Organization/Structure
Sample papers are attached above.

2/22/12 Writing the introduction/opposing viewpoint/concession Introduction/ Opposing Viewpoint/Concession Due FRIDAY - you must print this out!
2/23/12 Sample argument paragraphs
Subject/verb agreement

2/24/12 I am collecting and grading Introduction/Opposing Viewpoint/Concession paragraphs today! I will not accept late papers!
Subject/verb agreement exercises/practice
Argument paragraphs
Write argument 1
2/27/12 Review subject/verb agreement practice exercises
Subject/verb agreement test (50 points)
Write argument 1
2/28/12 New grammar unit introduced - pronoun/antecedent agreement
Introduce unit 10 vocabulary words; provide class time to complete vocabulary exercises
Write argument 2
2/29/12 Review vocabulary unit 10
Complete pronoun-antecedent exercises and review
Write argument 2







Today, I distributed flashdrives to all students. Students are to download the "resume worksheet" and complete for class tomorrow. They should also have the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Resumes and references will be due this Friday at the end of the period.
We also reviewed some subject/verb agreement rules and will complete grammar exercises this week.
PDF - SUBJECT- VERB AGREEMENT
Complete pages 23-29 by Thursday (in notebooks) :

Download file "Subject:Verb Agreement pages 23-29.pdf"
Exercises


Download file "WorkbookExercises-Agreement.pdf"

1/23/12 Flashdrives; resumes & references
Subject/verb agreement rules
Complete the "resume worksheet" and get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references- you must bring these to class on Tuesday!
1/24/12 Subject/verb agreement exercises
References/Resumes
Subject/verb agreement practice
Complete pages 23-26 of the PDF document attached above
1/25/12 Subject/verb agreement
Resumes/ references
Subject/verb agreement practice
Complete pages 27-29 of the PDF document attached above
1/26/12 Job Shadow Expectations Subject/verb agreement practice
Complete pages 4-7 of the Workbook Exercises-Agreement PDF above
1/27/12 Subject/verb agreement
Resume & references due at the end of class.
Subject/verb agreement practice
Complete pages 8-11 of the Workbook Exercises-Agreement PDF above
DATE IN-CLASS HOMEWORK
1/30/12 LMC
Introduction to the research paper: Topics and requirements (handout)
Exploring SIRS & Opposing Viewpoints (databases) - Mrs. J
Using Diigo
Explore the five topics assigned. Use the databases.
1/31/12 Students will have class time to explore the five topics assigned. Continue to explore the topics. You must choose your topic at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

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SEMESTER EXAM REVIEW

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QUARTER 2

EDGAR ALLAN POE UNIT

1/5/2012- "The Tell-Tale Heart" For homework, read "The Black Cat." http://www.online-literature.com/poe/24/
1/6/2012 - Finish "The Tell-Tale Heart" PPT; View video; Take notes on common motifs and gothic elements.
1/9/2012 - Discuss "Black Cat"; Quiz on "Tell-Tale Heart" & "Black Cat"; review definitions Unit 8 vocabulary unit. Finish completing the sentences for unit 8.
1/10/2012 - Read "The Cask of Amontillado in class. Two video interpretations and ppt shown as well.
1/11/2012 - Read essay on "The Cask of Amontillado" and complete worksheet. For homework, read "The Masque of the Red Death." A reading quiz will be given before I discuss this story.
1/12/2012 - Quiz; allegory and ppt on final story.
1/13/2012 - Vocabulary Quiz - Units 1-8; view video on "Masque of the Red Death"

The Cask of Amontillado”

http://www.linkpdf.com/ebook-viewer.php?url=http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Poe/Amontillado.pdf


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBC7Rown13Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDdxpxb3l-Y&feature=related

“The Masque of the Red Death”

http://www.linkpdf.com/ebook-viewer.php?url=http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Poe/Red_Death.pdf

WORKSHEET: Download file "Masque Questions.pdf"
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7QNSJL4bc

Longer video: Part I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv2qL-LRBag
Part II:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_744635&feature=iv&v=GF8TSsQOKq0

Happy Holidays to all of you. Just a reminder that outside reading is due the second week of January. You can also prepare for the semester exam by reviewing vocabulary units 1-8.

ROMANTICISM- Unit 3


12/19/11 Dr. Termini - PSAT results and preparation/plans for senior year
12/20/11 "To a Waterfowl"&"Self -Reliance" PPT
12/21/11 Open-Note Test- Romanticism






Date In-Class Homework
12/12/11 Weekly Edit Quiz
Read "Living Like Weasels"
Answer the following questions:
1. Name a writer to whom Annie Dillard has been compared.
2. List two traits Dillard shares with this author.
3. List three characteristics of Transcendentalism found in "Living like Weasels."
Unit 7 vocabulary - words defined
Completing the sentences- Unit 7
12/13/11 Background worksheet activity Vocabulary synonyms/antonyms
Read ""The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" (p. 226 and respond to questions 1-7 on page 227
12/14/11 Notes and analysis of "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls"
Sonnet notes- "The Cross of Snow"
Read "The Cross of Snow" Answer questions 1-4
Read "To a Waterfowl" and answer questions (must get attachment)
12/15/11 Vocabulary
"The Cross of Snow"
Read "Self-Reliance" (page 245-248) Answer questions 1-7 on page 248
12/16/11 "Old Ironsides"&"Self-Reliance"
Download file "RomanticsimBackgroundWS.pdf"

Age of Reason

STUDY GUIDE:

Download file "Revolution Review.doc"

Download file "All Notes.pdf"

Thomas Paine's Crisis, No. 1


Download file "paine"

Download file "Paine PPT.ppt"

Download file "Paine's devicesWS.pdf"
Date In-Class Homework
12/5/11 Weekly Edits #51-60
Ben Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanack"- complete worksheet in class
Read Paine's "Crisis, No. 1" and summarize each paragraph
12/6 Paine PPT Review/study for test
12/7 Paine Activity/Quiz
Review components of test
Review/study for test
12/8 Revolutionary Test
12/9 Romanticism Notes; pages 200-209

PATRICK HENRY


Download file "Patrick Henry Notes.pdf"

Download file "Patrick Henry Speech.ppt"

Date In-class Homework
11/28/11 Lecture notes Vocab
11/29/11 Ben Franklin's Autobiography Vocab
11/30/11 Patrick Henry's "Speech to the VA Convention" Complete worksheet - speech side only
12/1/11 Crucible Essay Due- must be submitted to turnitin.com and printed!!!!
PPT- Henry
Find devices in Henry's speech
Study Speech to the VA Convention and vocabulary
12/2/11 Patrick Henry Quiz
Vocab quiz -units 1-6



Unit:

Read the following background information and answer worksheet questions (due Tuesday 11/29/11)

Download file "Introduction-  Age of Reason-Reading.pdf"
Worksheet Questions:
Download file "Age of Reason -questions"
Age of Reason PPT:

Download file "Age of Reason.ppt"

November 21, 2011 - November 22, 2011

I quickly looked at Crucible essays and made some suggestions. Students are to submit a final paper next Wednesday, November 30th! Papers must also be submitted to turnitin.com before the class period begins!!!! The essay is worth 90 points!

Bring textbooks to class on Monday!

November 14, 2011- November 18, 2011

Great job on Fallacy Project!!!!!!

FALLACY PROJECT - MAC LAB - November 17th- 18th

SAMPLE 3-SLIDE PPT

Download file "BandwagonSample.ppt"



Reference these sites:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/659/03/

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/fallacies.html

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/resources/handouts-demos/writing-the-paper/fallacies

http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html


ESSAY HELP (open documents below)

SAMPLE BODY PARAGRAPH AND STRUCTURE!!!!!!!!!!

Download file "SampleBody.doc"

Writing Guidelines- Do not print out this document at school. Reference it when needed!

Download file "Writing Guidelines.pdf"
Date In-Class Homework
11/14/11 Finish movie
Read "Name"
Continue brainstorming for essay

11/15/11 The Crucible Test
Body paragraph structure -see sample attachment above
Write rough draft of first body paragraph
11/16/11 Writing guidelines
Group Project
Write rough draft of second body paragraph
11/17/11 Mac Lab- Fallacies Write introduction
11/18/11 Mac Lab- Fallacies Write conclusion


November 7, 2011 - November 11, 2011

OUTSIDE READING PERMISSION SLIP DUE THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PPT:
Download file "A+Cruciblethemes.ppt"

Date In-Class Homework
11/7 Finish Act IV
Review unit 5 vocabulary words
Choose one prompt to respond to:
1) Why does Goody Proctor lie? Was this the right thing to do? What should she have done? Put yourself in her shoes!
2) Is Danforth an evil character? Why or why not? Use textual evidence.
3) How would you have judged this court case? Look at specific lines in the play.
4) Are there really any PURE good guys and bad guys? Explain.
5) Evaluate the motives of the group of girls individually and as a whole. Are they guilty for the deaths of the people killed? Where does most of the blame fall for the deaths of the innocent people?

DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT TO TURNITIN.COM
Also complete unit 5 vocabulary "Completing the Sentence" exercise
11/8 Irony in "The Crucible"
Significance of the title
Group activity
Complete vocabulary synonyms/antonyms
11/9 PPT- Themes, Symbols, and Motifs Study vocabulary; brainstorm for literary essay on "The Crucible"
11/10 "The Crucible" MOVIE Study vocabulary; brainstorm for literary essay on "The Crucible"
11/11 Units 1-5 vocabulary Quiz "The Crucible" Test will be next week!!! 100 points!


OUTSIDE READING LIST AND PERMISSION SLIP


Download file "OUTSIDE READING LIST-1.pdf"
OCTOBER 31, 2011 - NOVEMBER 4, 2011

DATE In-Class Homework
10/31 View "The Crucible"
11/1 Weekly Edits #41-50
Pre-test: Run-on sentences
Avoiding Fused Sentences & Comma Splices class practice
Fragments
Complete worksheet "Comma Splices/Fused Sentences" and
'Identifying Fragments"
11/2 Review worksheet
Listen to Act III- "The Crucible"
Choose 5 sentence from column 1 and five sentences from column 2 to correct. Sentences should be written on loose-leaf paper.
11/3 Act III- Analysis Complete Act III comprehension questions (Front side of worksheet. Also, choose one analysis prompt and write a response on losse-leaf paper.
1) Compare and contrast Parris and Proctor
2) Using Act III, classify the characters from most moral to least moral - support your answers.
11/4 Weekly Edit Quiz
Irony in Act III - dramatic, verbal, situational
Write a response to one of the following synthesis prompts:
1) What if you were in Mary Warren's position? How would you have acted?
2) Construct a present day scene similar to Mary Warren's situation.
3) What would you have done in Goody Proctor's shoes? Why?
4) From what we have seen in this act, what are Danforth's motivations. Explain.

RESPONSES MUST BE TYPED AND SUBMITTED TO TURNITIN.com


Download file "Bandwagon[1].ppt"

Download file "Bandwagon[1].ppt"

Download file "Bandwagon.ppt"

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WEEK NINE

The Crucible

This is the last week of the grading period. We will study Act I & II of the play. You can expect to take two quizzes on the play and a vocabulary quiz- Units 1-4.
Date In-Class Homework
10/24/11 Units 1-4 vocabulary
Finish reading ACT I
Complete vocabulary for homework
10/25/11 Review vocabulary
Comma Splices/Fused sentences
ACT I- Importance
Run-on sentence packet
10/26/11 Review synonyms/antonyms
Review comma splices; fused sentences
ACT II- Listen to audio
Complete vocabulary exercises
More practice on comma splices:
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_splices_ex2.htm

http://chompchomp.com/csfs01/csfs01.htm
10/27/11 ACT II- Listen to audio I will collect Act I & II worksheets on Friday for points.
10/28/11 Vocabulary Quiz
Act II - Quiz
END OF QUARTER

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WEEK EIGHT


Download file "Book Review Criteria_Rubric-5.doc"
OUTSIDE READING IS DUE TOMORROW BY 2:40.
Some people have to write a book review. Follow the rubric guidelines attached AND submit paper to turnitin.com


THE CRUCIBLE


Download file "Crucible Background Worksheet.pdf"
Date In-Class Homework
10/17 Vocab Quiz 1-3
Weekly Edits 31-40
See PDF attachment above- "Crucible Background Worksheet"
You will find the information to the attachment on the following site:
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/
10/18 McCarthyism PPT
History Channel Video: The Salem Witch Hunt
Outside reading
10/19 History Channel Video Outside reading
10/20 Arthur Miller's opinions of events
Act I- pages 1-15
Reread pages 1-15; answer questions 1-8 on worksheet; weekly edit quiz and AR quiz due tomorrow
10/21 OUTSIDE READING DUE
Weekly Edit Quiz


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WEEK SEVEN


"HUSWIFERY" PPT:


http://www.powershow.com/view/fedc9-YTY0M/Huswifery_flash_ppt_presentation

Monday, Oct. 10th Review vocabulary exercises to be completed for units 1-3 in vocabulary textbook
Tuesday, Oct. 11th "Upon a Spider Catching a Fly" analysis =
focus conceit , metaphor, paradox
Study; revise poetry project and submit to turnitin.com
Wednesday, Oct. 12th PSAT in periods 1-4
Review for test
Study; revise poetry project and submit to turnitin.com
Thursday, Oct. 13th Puritan Worldview Test- 100 points Complete "The Crucible" handout questions on loose-leaf paper.
Visit this page for information: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/salemwitchtrials/resources.html
Friday, Oct. 14th NO SCHOOL Vocabulary Quiz- Units 1-3 on Monday.

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WEEK SIX


Monday
Tuesday Poetry Project Due
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" in class
Wednesday "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" - in class
Thursday Rhetoric Activity- "Sinners"
Friday Unit 3 vocabulary Exercises in class

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CITATIONS POETRY PROJECT

Use these citations for the Works Cited page:
Double-spaced
Be sure to indent second/thrid lines in citation.
Only include citations that you used in the paper.
Center the words Works Cited at the top of the page (1 inch from the top)

"Construction: Huswifery."EXPLORING Poetry. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2010.

"Criticism: Huswifery."EXPLORING Poetry. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2010.

"Explanation: Huswifery."EXPLORING Poetry. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2010.

"Introduction: Huswifery."EXPLORING Poetry. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 27 Sept. 2010.

"Overview: 'Huswifery'."Poetry for Students. Ed. Sara Constantakis. Vol. 31. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Literature Resource Center. Web. 24 Sept. 2010.

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WEEK FIVE

CHANGE OF PLANS! The comma quiz and weekly edit quiz scheduled on September 30th will be rescheduled for Monday, October 3rd!!!! Bring your outside reading book this day as well!!!!
Your 50 point poetry project is due on Tuesday, October 4th! It must be submitted to turnitin.com! Students who do not submit their papers to turnitin.com will receive a zero grade.
We will read, study, and analyze "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and "Upon a Spider Catching a Fly" next week.
The Puritan test will be rescheduled for Tuesday, October 11th!




Monday
9/26
Weekly Edits #21-30; Olaudah Equiano notes Finish worksheet
Tuesday
9/27
Video - Middle Passage
Anne Bradstreet;
Complete SOAPS [subject, ocassion, audience, purpose, speaker]
Wednesday
9/28
Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" - discussion; review of SOAPS Read and interpret "Huswifery"- complete worksheet
Thursday
9/29
"Upon a Spider Catching a Fly"- handout
conceit; paradox
Review commas/weekly edits
Friday
9/30
Comma Quiz/Weekly Edit Quiz
Begin "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"


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WEEK FOUR

We will read and study three narratives this week! The reading assignments are much longer than the last unit. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes reading these pieces.



MONDAY Complete unit 2 vocabulary Read pages 51- 60 and take notes (William Bradford)
TUESDAY Review vocabulary exercises as a class. Call upon all students to participate.
Distribute worksheet (students should be able to complete worksheet as we study the literature) and discuss in class.
Lecture: Divine providence. Find examples in the text and have students chart.
Discuss biblical allusion to Deuteronomy
Review plain style characteristics (p. 53)
Read pages 62- 70 and take notes (Mary Rowlandson)
WEDNESDAY Discuss the captivity narrative. Complete SOAPS
(Subject, occasion, audience, purpose, speaker)
Explain the biblical allusions and why Rowlandson uses them in her narrative.
Find examples of divine providence.
Complete class activity
THURSDAY Comma practice test; read the slave narrative of Equiano (pages 83-89 Finish reading pages 83-89; study for vocabulary quiz
FRIDAY Units 1-2 Vocabulary Quiz
Video; Equiano and slave trade


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WEEK THREE


70 POINTS THIS WEEK!!!!
MONDAY Weekly Edits #11-#20
Comma Practice
Study for Native American Tradition Test
TUESDAY TEST: Native American Literature (50 pts) Read pages 42-43 in text and take notes.
WEDNESDAY PPT: Narrative Traditions Read Cabeza de Vaca's narrative on pages 44-48
THURSDAY In-class assessment on narratives and reading (10 pts)
Comma Practice
Comma Practice
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex1.htm
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex2.htm
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex3.htm
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex4.htm
FRIDAY Weekly Edit Quiz (10 pts)
PPT: Puritans
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex5.htm
http://depts.dyc.edu/learningcenter/owl/exercises/comma_placement_ex6.htm
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=msmith5commas

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WEEK TWO


TUESDAY: SEPT. 6TH UNIT 1 VOCABULARY- Review definitions and complete exercises. Vocabulary study
WEDNESDAY: SEPT. 7TH Comma Usage Comma Exercises
THURSDAY: SEPT. 8TH Comma Usage Read "Blackfeet Genesis"
FRIDAY: SEPT. 9TH Vocabulary Unit 1 Quiz
Blackfeet Genesis

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WEEK ONE

Welcome to English III

ON-LINE TEXT: http://my.hrw.com/

Important forms/papers can be found here.
Class Syllabus: Download file "English III American Literature Course Syllabus.doc"

Outside Reading List/Permission Slip/Due Dates:Download file "OUTSIDE READING LIST.doc"

Book Review Rubric: Download file "Book Review Rubric.pdf"

WEEK ONE EDIT SENTENCESDownload file "WEEK ONE EDITS.pdf"
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE UNIT


Weekly Calendar In-Class Homework
Monday Daily Edits #1-10
Distribution of textbooks
On-line access
Read pages 1-9
Tuesday Review "The SKy Tree"&"The Earth Only"
PPT- Encounters and Foundations to 1800
Narratives/Native American notes
Read pages 14 -21
Wednesday Encounters and Foundations, pages 1-13; worksheet- collected at the end of class Read pages 22-23
Thursday "Coyote Finishes His Work" Complete worksheet for "The Sun Still Rises,""The Sky Tree,""The Earth Only,"&"Coyote Finishes His Work"
Friday Daily Edit #1 -10 Quiz
LMC-OUTSIDE READING


NATIVE AMERICAN NOTES:


“The Sky Tree” (page 22)

  • Explanatory tale that provides an “explanation” for the creation of the Earth/Land.
  • As is common in Native American literature and folklore, this story displays personification of animals, in which they work to help and rescue a woman.
  • The sky tree is one that was originally in “Sky Land,” and provided life and food to those who inhabited Sky Land.
  • The main human characters are a man, and a woman who falls through the sky as she tries to follow the tree through a hole.
  • Since there was no “land” on earth, the animals that were in the water worked to push the soil up and create a solid ground.This saved the woman, and also allowed the broken pieces of the sky tree to root into the soil.
  • The story parallels other well-known accounts of the creation, such as the Biblical account of Adam and Eve, in which a tree is also one of the main elements of the story.
  • Symbolism:The rooting of the tree symbolizes rebirth in that the tree will grow again, and life will not end.

ARCHETYPE:SKY LAND; TREE (fosters growth & fertility); TURTLE

CHARACTERISTICS:otherworldly, like heaven

CULTURE:lack of knowledge about space

MODERN EXAMPLE:Jack and the Beanstalk; The Giving Tree; the tree of knowledge in the Bible

“The Earth Only” (page 21)

Celebrates the permanence of the natural world and the wisdom of those who recognize the truth.

The earth is the only thing that endures.

ARCHETYPE:old man

CHARACTERISTICS:wise

CULTURE:respect for elders; belief that wisdom comes from experience

MODERN EXAMPLE:Morpheus in The Matrix, Merlin, Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid


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I AM POEMS

Download file "IAM.doc"

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FINAL EXAM

VOCABULARY- Study the attached list of words:

Download file "FINAL EXAM VOCABULARY.pdf"

ACT ENGLISH PASSAGES:
Review the following pages in the ACT workbook:
Self Assessment Section: (front of workbook)
Passage I: Caring For Peaches
Passage IV: A Hearty Brew
Passage V: Introduction to Good Eats '93
Practice Test Section: (back of workbook)
Passage II: Cabo San Lucas
Passage III: The Hero's Journey

ACT READING PASSAGES:
Review the following pages in the ACT workbook:
Self- Assessment Section: (front of workbook)
Natural Science: Urbanization and Malaria (pages 50-53)
Practice Test Section: (back of workbook)
Prose Fiction: The Magician (page 228- 231)
Social Science: Piaget and Child Development (pages 232-236)


The Great Gatsby

http://cardstalker.com/570/test
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98830/Great-Gatsby-Quotes
http://www.gradesaver.com/the-great-gatsby/study-guide/quiz1/
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/quiz.html
http://ggatsbyquiz.tripod.com/
http://www.quizmoz.com/quizzes/Books-Novels-and-Magazines-Quizzes/t/The-Great-Gatsby-Quiz.asp

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Final Writing Portfolio Requirements- Due June 1st

Download file "Portfolio 2011.pdf"

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THE GREAT GATSBY

SOME FINAL COMMENTS ON THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE GREAT GATSBY

Download file "gatsby.pdf"
Symbols and Techniques

Download file "Gatsby Symbols & Techniques.pdf"
Chapter One
Pay attention to character development and setting!!!! Refer to handouts provided in class!!!
How is mood created in this chapter?
Simile: like mint; like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk

Allusion: Midas, Morgan, Macaenas; Goddard

Oxymoron: tow old friends whom I scarcely knew at all

Imagery: Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay. The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walks and burning gardens — finally when it reached the house drifting up the side in bright vines as though from the momentum of its run. The front was broken by a line of French windows, glowing now with reflected gold and wide open to the warm windy afternoon,

Hyperbole: The whole town is desolate. All the cars have their left rear wheel painted black.

Juxtaposition: I wanted to look squarley at everyone and yet to avoid all eyes.

Anaphora: Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes, and a bright passionate mouth.

Pay attention to colors, flowers, and other motifs.
What about Nick as narrator? How do you view Tom?
GreenLight.jpg

On-line copy of The Great Gatsby:
http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/

Background Information:
http://www.1920-30.com/

The Use of Colors in The Great Gatsby:
http://www.lesekost.de/amlit/hhl252c.htm


A Comprehensive Index to The Great Gatsby:
http://www.brtom.org/gg/ggind1.html


Rhetoric
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=&feature=player_embedded

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CALENDAR/ASSIGNMENTS

DATE IN-CLASS HOMEWORK
5/2/11 ACT ENGLISH PRACTICE TEST (pages 6-22) Read pages 121-140 ACT Workbook
5/3/11 Review English Practice Test
Lecture- ACT Reading Test Strategies
5/4/11 Lecture- ACT Reading Test Strategies Read pages 141-145 ACT Workbook
5/5/11 ACT READING PRACTICE TEST
5/6/11 (PROM)
Review Reading Practice Test
5//9/11 ACT Practice Test Results
ACT WRITING TEST TIPS
Unit 12 vocabulary exercises; ACT English Practice Test
5/10/11 Video: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_g-0u1wfNc

Part II:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_liemIeSDk&NR=1
Part III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHvmn7Fb05I
Part IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xDG_HwBqkM
Part V:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVO5D8kjVug
Unit 12 vocabulary exercises
ACT Reading Practice Test
5/11/11 Review Unit 12 Vocabulary Exercises
SSR: Chapter One
Finish reading Chapter One and answer reading guide questions
5/12/11 Discuss style/narration; review language
http://www.shmoop.com/great-gatsby/narrator-point-of-view.html
F. Scott Fitzgerald Background
http://www.fscottfitzgeraldsociety.org/biography/biography_p5.html
5/13/11 Unit 12 Vocabulary Quiz
Background: The Great Gatsby
Chapter One
Read Chapter Two & Complete Reading Guide
5/16/11 Unit 13 Vocabulary
Compare and contrast Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson
Compare and contrast the Buchanan mansion and the New York City apartment. Fitzgerald writes about rumors in both Chapter One and Chapter Two. What are these rumors, and what purpose do they serve?
Find three rhetorical devices in Chapter Two.
Write responses on loose-leaf paper.
Reread Chapter Two
Complete Unit 13 vocabulary exercises
5/17/11 Discussion of technique: Compare and contrast chapter one and chapter two
Continue discussion of motifs/devices/language
Read Chapter Three
Complete vocabulary exercises
5/18/11 Quiz - Chapters 1-3 (30 points)
Review vocabulary exercises
PPT on Chapter 3
Read Chapter Four
5/19/11 Chapter Four Worksheet - due at the end of class Read Chapter Five
5/20/11 Unit 13 Vocabulary Quiz
Movie
5/23/11 Unit 14 Vocabulary Read Chapter Six
5/24/11 Quiz - Chapters 5-6
Lecture/PPT- Gatsby
Read Chapter Seven
5/25/11 Chapter 7 Activity
Review vocabulary
Read Chapter Eight
5/26/11 Chapter Seven Notes; Chapter Eight Worksheet Read Chapter Nine
5/27/11 Unit 14 Vocabulary Quiz; Chapters 8-9 Quiz
OUTSIDE READING QUIZ DUE BY 2:40
5/30/11 NO SCHOOL
5/31/11 Unit 15 Vocabulary
Movie
6/1/11 Writing Portfolio DUE (50% EXAM GRADE)
Movie
6/2/11 The Great Gatsby Test
6/3/11 Unit 15 Vocabulary Quiz Study for Final Exam
Vocabulary Units; Deadline; The Great Gatsby; ACT ENGLISH & READING

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