• TERM 4 LESSON PLANS 2019-2020

    Posted by Charles Sallis on 3/15/2016

     

    March 16/17 -- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Letters 1-4

    DO NOW -- Scan catechism for Letters 1-4.

    1. Review and discuss the idea of knowledge, the acquisition of knowledge, and the uses of knowledge. Discuss the idea of "obsession" and its dangers.

    2. Overview of Mary Shelley's life and works.

    3. Review and discuss the idea of the frame story. Recall the frame story assigned in Term 2 (The Canterbury Tales). Discuss the novel's frame structure.

    4. Scan novel for length and chapter count, calculating the proper effort needed to experience success.

    5. Review characteristics of the British Romantic Era, casting one's mind back to the emphasis on emotion, the observation of and love for Nature, the challenge to authority, and the use of the imagination.

    6. Receive Major Works Data Sheet and catechism for Letters 1-4; scan for comprehension.

    7. Utilize Major Works Data Sheet to absorb and analyze Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    8. Read Frankenstein: Letters 1-4. Complete catechism for Letters 1-4.

    9. Conduct Read and Review process to complete catechism on Letters 1-4.

    HOMEWORK: Complete Chapters 1-5.

    March 18/19 -- Frankenstein: Chapters 1-5

    DO NOW -- Review Major Work Data Sheet for completion and accuracy.

    1. Review Letters 1-4.

    2. Read and discuss catechism reviewing Chapters 1-5.

    3. Record accurate answers to questions about Chapers 1-5.

    4. Review answers for comprehension and accuracy.

    HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 6-10.

    March 20/23 -- Frankenstein: Chapters 6-10

    DO NOW -- Update Major Work Data Sheet for accuracy.

    1. Review Chapters 1-5 and Letters 1-4 

    2. Read and discuss questionnaire reviewing Chapters 6-10.

    3. Record accurate answers on questionnaire.

    4. Review information to ensure comprehension of the novel.

    HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 11-16.

    March 24/25 -- Frankenstein: Chapters 11-16

    DO NOW -- Update Major Work Data Sheet

    1. Review Chapters 1-10 and Letters 1-4.

    2. Read, discuss, and complete Study Guide for Chapters 11-16.

    3. Discuss the idea of the "noble savage."

    4. Review information for comprehension.

    HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 17-24

    March 26/27 -- Frankenstein: Chapters 17-24

    DO NOW -- Update Major Work Data Sheet and Study Guide

    1. Review Chapters 1-16 and Letters 1-4.

    2. Complete Study Guide for Chapters 17-24.

    3. Discuss the value of names and their representations to society.

    4. Review the novel for comprehension and analysis.

    5. Discuss and complete Major Work Data Sheet.

    6. Review the characters, settings, and motifs in Frankenstein.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Unit Test (April 4/5).

    March 30/31 -- Frankenstein Unit Test

    DO NOW -- Review Major Work Data Sheet and Study Guide.

    1. Final discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    2. Complete Unit Test.

    3. Write Reader Response (due April 4/5).

    4. Discuss final yearly assignments.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses; Reader Response

    April 1/2 -- William Faulkner's "The Old People"

    DO NOW -- Write a reader response to one of the distributed William Faulkner quotes.

    1. Faulkner's hunting stories are a "rite of passage" from childhood into adulthood.

    2. Discuss the fact that the stories contain supernatural events that teach Isaac McCaslin about the mysteries of the universe.

    3. Discuss the idea of "race" as it is understood by humans.

    4. Discuss the idea of Man vs. Nature and its implications for humans.

    5. Read "The Old People" Part 1.

    HOMEWORK: Review "The Old People" Part 1 and its themes.

    April 3/6 --William Faulkner's "The Old People"/Frankenstein Reader Response/ Major Work Data Sheet

    DO NOW -- Answer questions about "The Old People" Part 1.

    1. Review "The Old People" Part 1 catechism.

    2. Read "The Old People" Parts 2-3.

    3. Discuss Faulkner's themes as they appear in the story.

    4. Discuss the episode of metempsychosis that Sam and Ike experienced.

    5. Answer questions on "The Old People" questionnaire.

    6. Begin completion of Major Work Data Sheet.

    HOMEWORK: Review "The Old People" and its motifs.

    April 7/8 -- "The Old People" Catechism

    DO NOW -- Review "The Old People".

    1. Review "The Old People" Parts 1-3.

    2. Complete "The Old People" catechism.

    3. Discuss the symbols and themes in "The Bear".

    4. Read "The Bear" Part 1.

    HOMEWORK: Review "The Old People" for comprehension.

    April 9/14 -- "The Bear" Parts 1-2

    DO NOW -- Write a composition about Humanity's place in the Natural World.

    1. Discuss how "The Old People" transitions into "The Bear".

    2. Discuss Faulkner's movement from one time phase to another without warning.

    3. Read "The Bear" Parts 1 and 2.

    4. Review aspects of the story as they relate to growth and rite of passage ceremonies.

    HOMEWORK: Review "The Bear" Part 1.

    April 10/13 -- Easter Break

    April 15/16 -- "The Bear" Parts 2-3

    DO NOW -- Complete catechism about the first half of "The Bear" Part 1.

    1. Review the questions and answers pertaining to "The Bear" Part 1.

    2. Read "The Bear" Parts 2-3.

    3. Discuss the plot, characters, and themes.

    4. Transfer information to Data Sheet.

    5. Complete catechism about "The Bear" Parts 1-2.

    HOMEWORK: Study Data Sheet, review catechism.

    April 17/18 -- "The Bear" Part 3

    DO NOW -- Answer questions about "The Bear" Part 2.

    1. Review "The Bear" Parts 1-2.

    2. Discuss the theme of Man vs. Nature as it applies to the story.

    3. Read "The Bear" Part 3.

    4. Review "The Bear" Part 3.

    HOMEWORK: Review "The Bear" Parts 1-3.

    April 21/22 -- "The Bear" Part 5

    DO NOW -- Discuss Ike's growth from age 10 to age 16.

    1. Discuss the symbolism of Old Ben and Lion.

    2. Review "The Bear" Parts 1 and 2.

    3. Read "The Bear" Part 5.

    4. Discuss the events of Part 3, including the end of eras, the desire to live, and the metaphor of hunting. Analyze Old Ben's death as symbolism.

    HOMEWORK: Review the story for comprehension and analysis.

    April 23/24 -- "The Bear" Part 5

    DO NOW -- Complete catechism about "The Bear" Part 3.

    1. Review and discuss questions and answers about "The Bear" Part 3.

    2. Discuss Part 4's difficult stream-of-consciousness writing style.

    3. Discuss Ike's reasons for refusing his inheritance (slavery, rape, suicide). Analyze these reasons as applicable or irrational.

    4. Read "The Bear" Part 5.

    5. Receive writing prompts for "The Bear" explication.

    6. Discuss the six prompts and make notes for usage.

    HOMEWORK: Write "The Bear" explication.

    April 25/28 -- "The Bear" Explication

    DO NOW -- Answer questions about "The Bear" Part 5.

    1. Announce exam exemptions. Brief Exam Review.

    HOMEWORK: Complete Faulkner essays.

    April 29/ 30-- Class Day Rehearsal

    May 1 -- CLASS DAY

    May 9/10 -- FINAL EXAMS

    May 16 -- GRADUATION DAY!

     

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  • TERM 3 LESSON PLANS 2019-2020

    Posted by Charles Sallis on 1/14/2016

    January 6/7-- Semester Two Introduction/Introduction to British Romanticism

    DO NOW -- Review Macbeth "Tomorrow" Soliloquy p. 377 (Act V, Scene V, Lines 19-28)

    1. Receive, discuss, and review "Tomorrow" soliloquy. 

    2. Receive, discuss, and review Shakespeare Reading Response assignment (due January 15/16).

    3. Semester Two Overview (Literary Research Paper / British Romanticism).

    4. Take notes about The Romantic Period (1798-1834) -- history, themes, poets.

    HOMEWORK: Recite Macbeth's "Tomorrow" soliloquy

    January 8/9 -- Annotation of British Romantic poetry

    DO NOW -- Essay Paragraph Blueprint

    1. Take notes about The Romantic Period (1798-1834) -- history, themes, poets.

    2. Peruse Romantic Era chapter in textbook.

    HOMEWORK: Prepare "Tomorrrow" soliloquy presentations.

    January 10/13 -- Annotation of William Blake's Poetry

    DO NOW -- How To Annotate A Poem

    1. Review and discuss "How to Annotate a Poem.

    2. Discuss William Blake's poetry, paintings, and drawings. Note Blake's Christian "visions" that are described and painted.

    3. Annotate William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 73" and William Blake's "The Tyger" for comprehension:

         (a) Blake is fascinated by the fearsome nature of the tiger.

         (b) The metaphor of a blacksmith points toward the creation of terrifying weaponry.

         (c) Blake's use of question marks indicates a mystery at the core of the tiger's existence.

         (d) Blake's poem is actually a meditation on the powerful nature of the tiger's Creator.

    4. Discuss utilization of annotation as preparation for analytical essays.

    5. Review annotation of "The Lamb" for comprehension and test preparation. Contrast the poem's content with "The Tyger" and its emphasis on Blake's idea of God.

    6. Read and annotate Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper," his denunciation of the criminal nature of child labor in England's mills and factories.

    7. Read Blake's "Jerusalem." Listen to Emerson Lake & Palmer's 1973 rendition of "Jerusalem" and annotate.

    8. Discuss Blake's presentation of his Christian faith as it relates to solutions for the pollution and child labor produced by the Industrial Revolution ("The Chimney Sweeper").

    January 14/15 -- Lord Byron -- Percy Bysshe Shelley -- John Keats/Shakespeare Reader Responses Due

    DO NOW -- Research Paper Compendium

    1. Collect Shakespeare Reader Responses.

    2. Distribute and discuss Research Paper Compendium (deadlines, requirements, topics, process).

    3. Discuss Byron, Shelley, and Keats as Romantic poets/human beings. Consider their friendships with each other and the influences they imparted.

    4. Read and annotate Byron's "She Walks In Beauty." Discuss the natural elements in the poem and their effects upon the subject.

    5. Read and annotate Shelley's "Love's Philosophy." Analyze the nature imagery in this work and discuss the impact on the poem's intentions.

    6. Review and analyze Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" (from August 2018 lesson). Reiterate the poem's meanings and possible ambiguous theme.

    7. Read and annotate Keats's "When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be." Discuss Keats, his medical education, and his death at 24 from tuberculosis.

    HOMEWORK: Review British Romantic notes, poets, and poems. Learn "Tomorrow" soliloquy for oral presentation

    January 16/17 -- "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

    DO NOW -- Compound Sentence Punctuation Worksheet

    1. Discuss the Compound Sentence Punctuation Worksheet and its relation to the Research Paper project.

    2. Read biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Elements of Literature p. 658. Discuss the effects of his opium addiction as it relates to his life, to his friendships, and to his poetry.

    3. Read "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in Elements of Literature pp.683-706. Discuss the definitions of "rime" that apply to the poem.

    4. Discuss the constituent parts of the supernatural contained in the poem. Review the moral of the story and the mariner's penance.

    5. Complete "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Catechism. Analyze answers for comprehension.

    HOMEWORK: Review British Romantic notes, poets, and poems.

    January 20 -- Dr. Martin Luther King Federal Holiday

    January 21/22 -- William Wordsworth/"Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"

    DO NOW -- Write one-page journal entitled "What's On My Mind-2019."

    1. Discuss William Wordsworth ("The Poet of Nature," the importance of memory, the presence of God in the Natural World).

    2. Review the history of Tintern Abbey (A.D. 1131, Henry VIII, dissolution of Roman Catholic Church in England, formation of the Church of England).

    3. Read "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" in Elements of Literature pp. 658-661. Discuss references to memory, God, and the

        natural elements that impact the poem's meaning.

    4. View drone video of Tintern Abbey in Wales (youtube.com).

    HOMEWORK: Study for British Romanticism Unit Test (January 24-29).

    January 23/24 -- Oral Presentation ("Tomorrow" Soliloquy from The Tragedy of Macbeth).

    DO NOW -- Review "Tomorrow" Soliloquy

    1. Explain personal artifact.

    2. Recite "Tomorrow Soliloquy."

    3. Receive passing grade.

    4. Discuss study habits for Romanticism Era UNIT TEST.

    HOMEWORK: Plan library research strategies for research paper project.

    January 27/28/29/30/31 -- Romanticism Era UNIT TEST -- College Format Test (Identifications, Analytical Essay)

    DO NOW -- Review Romanticism poets, poems, and historical events.

    1. Collect signed Parent Letters.

    2. Sign up sheet -- Fairy Tale choices.

    3. Review Madison Central Library procedures and rules.

    4. Complete Romanticism Era UNIT TEST.

    HOMEWORK: Read and embrace chosen Fairy Tale.

    February 3-February 10 -- Library Research / Classroom Workmanship

    DO NOW -- Prepare materials (10x15 envelope, highlighters, paper clips, laptops) for library journey. Acquire and read Madison Central Database Information Sheet.

    1. Review expectations for behavior in the Madison Central High School Library.

    2. Research articles for use in research paper.

    3. Leave Library looking as if students had never been there.

    4. Thank Librarians upon exit.

    HOMEWORK: Read scholarly criticisms in preparation for writing annotated bibliographies.

    February 11/12-- Create Annotated Bibliography/Work Day

    DO NOW -- Assemble research paper envelopes, scholarly articles, and laptops on work area surface.

    1. Review Annotated Bibliography sample from Research Paper Compendium and discuss particular features of the document.

    2. Utilize classroom time to analyze articles and create an annotated bibliography of four sources for research paper usage.

    3. Interrogate the teacher for assistance and guidance regarding substance and MLA format.

    4. Refer to owl.english.purdue.edu  for MLA formatting guidelines.

    5. Save work on WORD document.

    HOMEWORK: Read and analyze scholarly articles about the chosen fairy tale.

    February 13/14 -- Annotated Bibliographies Due (Unit Test Grade) / Outlines and Thesis Statement

    DO NOW -- Re-examine annotated bibliographies for clarity and for error corrections.

    1. Submit annotated bibliographies for Unit Test Grade.

    2. Submit WORD document to turnitin.com for plagiarism check.

    2. Write Research Paper Outlines and Thesis Statements on WORD document.

    3. Utilize peer evaluations to achieve clarity and formatting excellence.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    February 18/19 -- Thesis Statement and Outline Due (Daily Grade)

    DO NOW -- Comma Splice Worksheet / Review Outlines and Thesis Statements for clarity and errors.

    1. Read and complete practice sheet about the ellipsis and usage thereof.

    2. Submit Outlines and Thesis Statements for Daily Grade.

    3. Examine owl.english.purdue.edu.for Works Cited Sample and Research Paper Sample.

    4. Create Works Cited page as WORD document.

    5. Review graded Outlines and Thesis Statements as teacher offers guidelines for improvement.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    February 20/21/24 -- Works Cited Page and Rough Draft

    DO NOW -- Ellipsis Worksheet

    1. Examine owl.english.purdue.edu.for Works Cited Sample and Research Paper Sample.

    2. Create Works Cited page as WORD document.

    3. Review graded Reader Responses for teacher suggestions and writing improvement.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    February 25 -- SENIOR MOVIE: CALL OF THE WILD

    February 26/27 -- Works Cited Page and Rough Draft Due (Quiz Grade)

    DO NOW -- Colons Worksheet

    1. Utilize class time to write and edit final draft.

    2. Seek guidance and suggestions from the teacher and from peers.

    3. Proofread final draft excerpts for clarity and for appearance.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    February 28/March 3 -- Final Draft Completion 

    DO NOW -- Assemble research materials on work site surface.

    1. Utilize class time to write and edit final draft.

    2. Seek guidance and suggestions from the teacher and from peers.

    3. Proofread final draft excerpts for clarity and for appearance.

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    March 4/5 -- Research Paper Final Draft Submission

    DO NOW -- Prepare Research Paper Envelope for Teacher Acceptance

    1.Submit WORD document to Turnitin.com.

    2.Final check of envelopes for sources, annotated bibliographies, rough draft, Works Cited page, and final draft.

    3. Submit envelopes for termination of Research Paper project.

    3. R-E-L-A-X! 

    HOMEWORK: Purchase Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    March 6/16 -- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein "Letters 1-4"

    HOMEWORK: ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!

     

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  • TERM 2 LESSON PLANS 2019-2020

    Posted by Charles Sallis on 10/14/2015

    October 11/16 -- Annotated Bibliographies

    DO NOW -- Read handouts about Annotation and Literary Criticism. Highlight important passages and produce margin notes.

    1. Review handouts and discuss annotation of literary criticisms.

    2. Begin reading scholarly article "Psychological Themes in The Hobbit" by Dorothy Matthews and highlight useful passages.

    3. Discuss strategies for producing successful annotated bibliographies (this is the first actual step toward February's research paper project).

    4. Scan and review sample annotation, article, and annotation outline.

    HOMEWORK: Re-read "Psychological Themes in The Hobbit" by Dorothy Matthews.

    October 17/18-- Annotated Bibliographies

    DO NOW -- Scan and review sample annotated bibliography entries.

    1. Complete reading of  the literary criticism "Psychological Themes in The Hobbit" by Dorothy Matthews.

    2. Discuss the overall concepts of the criticism, paying particular attention to the ferefences to sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

    3. Review strategies for producing successful annotated bibliographies.

    4. Discuss the nature of college-level annotated bibliographies.

    5. Begin writing annotated bibilography for the literary criticism utilizing sample annotation, article, and annotation outline.

    HOMEWORK: Reflect upon "Psychological Themes in THE HOBBIT."

    October 21/22 -- Producing Annotated Bibliography Entries / Medieval History and Literature

    DO NOW -- Read and highlight Middle Ages / Medieval History and Literature (handout)

    1. Review handout for overview of the Middle Ages history and literature (QUIZ -- 23/24 October).

    2. Scan "Psychological Themes in The Hobbit" and highlight useful passages.

    3. Complete writing annotated bibliography entry for Matthews article (DUE 23/24 October).

    HOMEWORK: Edit and polish annotated bibliography on WORD document. Print!

    October 23/24-- Middle Ages / Medieval History and Literature QUIZ/Annotated Bibliographies Due

    DO NOW -- Review Medieval History and Literature Handout

    1. Read pages 74-88 about Medieval England and its literary forms.

    2. Review handout of Medieval England history and literature.

    3. QUIZ -- Medieval History and Literature

    4. Receive sample Beowulf essay and Essay Paragraph Blueprint.

    HOMEWORK: Meditate upon the idea of Medieval England and Medieval literature.

    October 25/28 -- "The Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales

    DO NOW -- Vocabulary -- "The Prologue"

    1. Review and discuss vocabulary from "The Prologue."

    2. Record information about Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales.

    3. Line-by-line comparison of the Middle English and Modern English versions of Lines 1-18 of The Prologue.

    HOMEWORK: Study Introductory Notes for Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales (QUIZ November 4/5).

    October 29/30 -- "The Prologue" to The Canterbury Tales

    DO NOW -- The Knight and His Armor -- "A Terrible Worm in an Iron Cocoon"

    1. Research and complete The Knight and His Armor factual knowledge sheet.

    2. Study Guide of 31 pilgrims in "The Prologue."

    3. Create characterizations on Pilgrim Roster (Knight - Merchant).

    HOMEWORK: Study Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales Study Guide for UNIT TEST (November 14/15).

    October 31/November 1 -- Halloween Stories/Trick-Or-Treat Candy

    November 4-8 -- HOMECOMING WEEK!

    November 4/5 -- Chaucer-TCT QUIZ/The Canterbury Tales -- "The Prologue"

    DO NOW -- Review Chaucer/TCT Substance

    1. Complete QUIZ about Geoffrey Chaucer and the background information regarding The Canterbury Tales.

    2. Review Pilgrims Roster (Knight - Merchant).

    3. Read "The Prologue" and analyze pilgrims.

    4. Pilgrims Roster (Oxford Cleric - Manciple).

    5. Overview of "The Prologue."

    HOMEWORK: Study Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales Study Guide and Handouts for UNIT TEST (November 14/15).

    November 6/7 -- Chivalric Romance / The Canterbury Tales -- "The Prologue"

    DO NOW -- Translate "The Prologue" from Middle English to Modern English.

    1. Complete Pilgrims Roster (Reeve-Pardoner).

    2. Complete Chivalric Romance Research Sheet (The Elements of Literature pp. 158-168) -- QUIZ November 12/13.

    3. Review and discuss Chivalric Romance research sheet.

    4. Announce Chivalric Romance QUIZ (November 12/13).

    HOMEWORK: Study and review Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales Study Guide and Handouts for UNIT TEST (November 15/16).

    November 8/11 -- 'The Wife of Bath's Tale"

    DO NOW -- Write one-page essay entitled "What's On My Mind."

    1. Complete and turn in one-page essay exercise.

    2. Read and discuss "The Wife of Bath's Tale."

    3. Complete notes on "The Wife of Bath's Tale."

    4. Review "Prologue" Study Guide -- characters (employment, names, clothes, transportation modes, personality traits).

    HOMEWORK: Study for UNIT TEST (November 14/15).

    November 12/13 -- "The Pardoner's Tale"

    DO NOW -- Complex/Compund Sentence Punctuation

    1. Complete and discuss "The Wife of Bath's Tale" Catechism.

    2. Discuss The Pardoner and his personality and values.

    3. Read and discuss "The Pardoner's Tale."

    4. Complete story morals exercise using text.

    5. Complete QUIZ about "The Pardoner's Tale."

    6. Complete and discuss The Canterbury Tales Pilgrims review.

    HOMEWORK: Study for UNIT TEST (November 15/16).

    November 14/15 -- Chaucer/The Canterbury Tales UNIT TEST

    DO NOW -- Review notes for UNIT TEST (Pilgrims Roster - "The Pardoner's Tale" Catechism - "The Wife of Bath's Tale" Practice Quiz/Review Sheet

    1. Brief review of notes for UNIT TEST.

    2. Complete UNIT TEST.

    HOMEWORK: Celebrate the successful completion of the Chaucer Unit Test!

    November 18/19 -- "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight" / OPEN-BOOK TEST

    DO NOW -- Complex sentence punctuation

    1. Complete and discuss complex sentence punctuation.

    2. Read and discuss "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight," noting King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table mythology and vocabulary.

    3. Discuss and analyze Chivalric Romance aspects of "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight."

    4. Discuss symbolism in the romance (GREEN: renewal of life; THEME: Keeping one's word)

    5. Use critical thinking skills to analyze The Green Knight's wife's four requests of Sir Gawain.

    6. Complete Open-Book Test -- "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight."

    HOMEWORK: Read The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts I-II.

    November 20/21 -- Introduction to William Shakespeare / Shakespeare In Our Time

    DO NOW -- William Shakespeare Biographical Information

    1. Complete and review William Shakespeare Information Sheet.

    2. View Shakespeare In Our Time (National Endowment For The Arts).

    3. Utilize laptops to locate nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare -- The Tragedy of Macbeth) for reading comprehension.

    November 22/December 2 -- Shakespeare's Motifs and Symbols / The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts I-II

    DO NOW -- William Shakespeare Biography Sheet

    1. Enact overview of The Tragedy of Macbeth and symbols/motifs (darkness, blood).

    2. Receive and review The Tragedy of Macbeth Literary Terms (allegory, allusion, ambiguity, antithesis, apostrophe, couplet, foil, metaphor, motif, 

        parallelism, personification, simile, symbol).

    3. Discuss The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts I-II. Analyze characters, actions, motives, and consequences.

    4. Watch Acts I-II -- Macbeth (Patrick Stewart).

    5. Watch Acts I-II -- Macbeth (Michael Fassbender).

    6. Compare and contrast movie scenes.

    7. Assign "Tomorrow" soliloquy for recitation purposes.

    HOMEWORK: Read The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts III-V. 

    December 3/4 -- The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts III-V.

    DO NOW -- Acts I-II Review/Quiz Sheet

    1. Review Acts I-II (characters, motifs, symbols).

    2. Discuss The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts III-V. Review characters, actions, motives, and consequences.

    3. Analyze the change in Macbeth's personality: Has his murdering children and mothers now made him into a monster? Does he have any redeeming

       qualities remaining in his character? Is he gullible to believe the witches and their equivocations?

    4. How does Lady Macbeth's guilt make itself known? Has she gone insane because of her own choices or because of her husband's murderous behavior?

    5. Watch Acts III-V -- Macbeth (Patrick Stewart).

    6. Watch Acts III-V -- Macbeth (Michael Fassbender).

    HOMEWORK: Study for UNIT TEST (December 6/7).

    December 5/6 -- The Tragedy of Macbeth Acts III-V / "Tomorrow" Soliloquy

    DO NOW -- Acts III-V Quiz Sheets / Macbeth Crossword Puzzle

    1. Review Acts III-V (characters, motifs, symbols).

    2. Complete and discuss The Tragedy of Macbeth Practice Test.

    3. Receive prompts for Reader Response.

    HOMEWORK: Review Acts I-V for UNIT TEST (December 12/13).

    December 9/10 -- The Tragedy of Macbeth REVIEW / EXAM REVIEW

    DO NOW -- Macbeth Word Puzzle/Exam Study Guide

    1. Review Macbeth Crossword Puzzle answers.

    2. Examine Review Sheet.

    3. Discuss possible questions for knowledge measurement.

    4. Finalize preparations for Unit Test success.

    5. Review elements of Semester One disciplines.

    HOMEWORK: Study for The Tragedy of Macbeth UNIT TEST.

    December 11/12 -- The Tragedy of Macbeth UNIT TEST

    DO NOW -- Acts III-V Information Sheets

    1. Review notes, information sheets, and Practice Test for final check.

    2. Complete UNIT TEST.

    HOMEWORK: Begin studies for Semester 1 Exam (December 17-21).

    December 13/16  -- SEMESTER ONE EXAM Review/Make-Up Work

    DO NOW -- Write one-page essay entitled "All Is Quiet On New Year's Day."

    1. Review all UNIT TESTS and Quizzes from Semester One.

    2. Discuss EXAM structure.

    3. Make-up work assessments.

    HOMEWORK: Study for SEMESTER ONE EXAM.

    December 17-20 -- SEMESTER ONE EXAMS

    SEMESTER ONE SENIOR YEAR -- BYE BYE! 

    NEW STAR WARS MOVIE OPENS DECEMBER 20!!

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  • TERM 1 LESSON PLANS 2019-2020

    Posted by Charles Sallis on 9/2/2015

    TERM 1

    August 7/8 -- Introduction to teacher and English IV. Review class procedures and expectations.

    DO NOW: Write a brief essay introducing yourself to me. Tell me about yourself -- family, sports, interests, jobs, college choices, etc. Who was your English teacher last year? English grade last year? Please include what I can expect from you and what you expect from me this school year.

    1. Class syllabus, procedures, expectations -- to be signed and returned next class; discussion of late work; teacher website; make-up work.

    2. Read Percy Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" -- discuss poem's subject matter / assign analytical essay.

    HOMEWORK: Ruminate over Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" in preparation for analytical essay.

    August 9/12 -- Discuss writing college-level essays. Discuss further aspects of "Ode to the West Wind". Students will begin the work that produces CLEAR WRITING. Examination of the Nature and Origin of Human Language will commence.

    DO NOW: Examine and copy "The Nature and Origin of Human Language" (handout). 

    1. Collect signed syllabus letters and parent email addresses.

    2. Review classroom procedures -- restroom breaks, office visits, cellular telephone devices, student/teacher issues.

    3. Annotate "Ode to the West Wind" -- discuss aspects of the poem's meaning. Begin analytical essay under teacher supervision.  

    4. Review notes on the Nature and Origin of Human Language (Quiz -- August 16/17).

    HOMEWORK: Study for Quiz on The Nature and Origin of Human Language (August 16/17).

    August 13/14 -- "Ode to the West Wind" response essay.

    Students will continue work on analytical essay with teacher assistance if necessary. Discussion of college essay expectations. 

    DO NOW: Process Writing -- write any thoughts and observations about the theme and structure of "Ode to the West Wind."

    1. Discuss expectations for college-level essays.

    2. Produce a design for an analytical essay about "Ode to the West. Wind."

    3. Create a prototype introductory paragraph for the analytical essay.

    4. Assign essay (due date August 21/22).

    5. Discuss study habits in preparation for August 21/22 Quiz.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Quiz  on The Nature and Origin of Human Language.

    August 15/16-- Quiz measuring knowledge of The Nature and Origin of Human Language. Read and discuss Anglo-Saxon historical background. Begin process of a concentration on England and English literature ("Brit Lit") with text book overview.

    DO NOW: Review notes on the Nature and Origin of Human Language.

    1. Complete Quiz on The Nature and Origin of Human Language.

    2. Discuss the island of Britain, Brythons, Celts, and the Anglo-Saxon invasion (Elements of Literature).

    3. Anglo-Saxon Study Guide process.

    4. Characteristics of the Epic Hero and its place in the daily lives of the Anglo-Saxons.

    5. Examination of Anglo-Saxons, their motivations, their religious beliefs, their daily lives, their love of poetry.

    HOMEWORK: Begin studies for Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz Grade). Continue work on Shelley essay.

    August 19/20 -- Proceed through Anglo-Saxon Study Guide, utilizing textbook (Class Set).

    DO NOW -- Complete Bubble Map of Britain's invaders (Iberians, Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans).

    1. Discuss Bubble Map of invaders.

    2. Complete Anglo-Saxon Study Guide.

    3. Review contents of Study Guide.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz Grade).

    August 21/22 -- Shelley Essay Due; Quiz measuring knowledge of The Nature and Origin of Human Language. Read and discuss Anglo-Saxon historical background. Begin process of a concentration on England and English literature ("Brit Lit") with text book overview.

    DO NOW -- Review The Nature and Origin of Human Language notes.

    1. Shelley essays due.

    2. Review The Nature and Origin of Human Language.

    3. Complete Quiz: The Nature and Origin of Human Language.

    4. Complete Anglo-Saxon Study Guide.

    5. Discuss Christian and Pagan influences.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz Grade).

    August 23/26 -- "The wanderer" Annotation / "The Seafarer" Annotation and Open Book Test

    DO NOW: Anglo-Saxon Word Puzzle I -- Anglo-Saxon Terms (poems, gods, locations, actions, personalities)

    1. Complete and discuss Anglo-Saxon Word Puzzle.

    2. Read and discuss "The Wanderer" (handout).

    3. Highlight passages and make notes in margins

    4. Read and discuss "The Seafarer" (handout).

    5. Annotate using highlighters and pens/pencils.

    6. Discuss the poem's meaning. Differentiate between "The Seafarer" and "The Wanderer."

    7. "The Seafarer" (Open Book Test).

    Vocabulary: Epic, Epic Hero, Elegy, Wergild, Scops, Kennings, Comitatus, Beot, Caesura, Deus Ex Machina, Wryd, Lament

    HOMEWORK: Study for Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz Grade).

    August 27/28 -- Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz Grade).

    DO NOW: Anglo-Saxon Word Puzzle II -- Anglo-Saxon terms (poems, gods, locations, actions, personalities)

    1. Anglo-Saxon Historical Background Check Test (Quiz in preparation for Unit Test on August 29/30)

    2. Vocabulary List Review.

    3. Discuss Anglo-Saxon values, actions, belief systems, ethics, world-view.

    4. Review aspects of Anglo-Saxon poetry (paganism, Christianity, solitude, warfare, warlords, glory, honor, nostalgia).

    HOMEWORK: Study for Anglo-Saxon Unit Test (August 29/30).

    August 29/30 -- Anglo-Saxon Unit Test

    DO NOW: Review Study Guide and notes for Anglo-Saxon Unit Test.

    1. Review Anglo-Saxon society -- values, actions, belief systems, ethics, world-view.

    2. Discuss test procedures for the year.

    3. Anglo-Saxon Unit Test.

    HOMEWORK: Prepare for the arrival of Beowulf

    September 3/September 4-- Beowulf -- Receive Beowulf Literary Terms.

    DO NOW: Anglo-Saxon Riddles (Handout)

    1. Review Anglo-Saxon society -- values, actions, belief systems, ethics, world view.

    2. Proceed with overview of Beowulf Literary Terms and their importance.

    3. Discuss the importance of Beowulf as the first great work of the English national literature.

    4. Receive ten-page Beowulf Study Guide.

    5. Examine Beowulf Unit in Elements of Literature (pp. 18-51).

    5. Begin reading Beowulf Sections 1-9.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Beowulf Literary Terms Quiz (September 6/7).

    September 5/6 -- Beowulf -- Beowulf Literary Terms Quiz. Read Beowulf Sections 1-9.

    DO NOW -- Beowulf Literary Terms Review

    1. Complete Beowulf Literary Terms Quiz.

    2. Read and discuss Beowulf Sections 1-9.

    3. Scan ten-page Beowulf Study Guide.

    HOMEWORK: Ruminate over Beowulf Sections 1-9

    Purchase The Hobbit ASAP!

    September 9/10 Beowulf Sections 10-17.

    DO NOW -- Beowulf Lore (Handout)

    1. Read and discuss Beowulf Lore.

    2. Read and discuss Beowulf Sections 10-17.

    3. Discuss events of Sections 10-17.

    HOMEWORK: Meditate over Beowulf Sections 1-17.

    Purchase The Hobbit

    September 11/12 -- Beowulf Study Guide/CHECK TEST Beowulf Sections 1-9

    DO NOW -- Appositives

    1. Complete Appositives worksheet. Discuss the appearance of Appositives on the Beowulf Unit Test.

    2. Student presentations of Beowulf Study Guide sections.

    3. Beowulf Check Test.

    4. Discuss Beowulf details and cultural import.

    HOMEWORK: Study for Beowulf UNIT TEST (September 18-19).

    September 13/16 -- View "A Quick Guide To Beowulf" (A & E Television, 2009).

    DO NOW -- Appositives

    1. Complete and discuss Appositives worksheet (ACT preparation).

    2. Check for remediation regarding Beowulf Study Guide.

    3. View " Quick Guide To Beowulf" (A & E Television, 2009).

    HOMEWORK: Study for Beowulf UNIT TEST (September 18-19).

    September 17/18 -- Beowulf UNIT TEST

    DO NOW -- Review Beowulf Study Guide and text.

    1. Review Beowulf legend and cultural import.

    2. Complete Beowulf UNIT TEST.

    HOMEWORK: Read The Hobbit Chapters 1-5.

    September 19/20 -- The Hobbit Overview and Study Guide / Read and Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 1-5 

    DO NOW -- Subject-Verb Agreement

    1. Review Subject-Verb Agreement worksheet (ACT preparation).

    2. Discuss The Hobbit as a work based on Beowulf.

    3. Overview of The Hobbit Story arc (maturation from adolescence into adulthood).

    4. The Hobbit: Introduction and Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    5. Review student responsibilities regarding study and note-taking.

    6. Study Guide introduction and notes.

    7. Review and discuss Chapter 1.

    8. Complete sections of Study Guide that pertain to Chapters 1-5.

    HOMEWORK: Read The Hobbit Chapters 6-11.

    September 23/24 -- Read and Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 1-5

    DO NOW -- Compound Sentence Punctuation

    1. Review The Hobbit Chapter 1.

    2. Reading/Scanning: The Hobbit Chapters 2-5.

    4. Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 1-5 -- Augment Study Guide.

    5. Check for comprehension regarding the characters and events in Chapters 1-5.

    HOMEWORK: Read The Hobbit Chapters 6-11.

    September 25/26 -- Read and Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 6-11/QUIZ The Hobbit Chapters 1-5

    DO NOW -- Magnify The Hobbit Study Guide information.

    1. Review information in Study Guide.

    2. Add information to Study Guide.

    3. Reading: The Hobbit Chapters 12-19.

    HOMEWORK: Read and study The Hobbit Chapters 6-11.

    September 27/30-- Read and discuss The Hobbit Chapters 6-11

    DO NOW -- Review The Hobbit Study Guide entries.

    1. Discuss previous actions and episodes in The Hobbit.

    2. Read and discuss The Hobbit Chapters 6-11 .

    3. Add information to Study Guide.

    4. Discuss Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey motif as it pertains to The Hobbit and to Beowulf.

    5. Complete QUIZ The Hobbit Chapters 6-11.

    HOMEWORK: Read The Hobbit Chapters 12-19 for QUIZ (October 3/4).

    October 1 -- *ACT (All Seniors)*

    October 2/3/4 -- Read and Discuss The Hobbit Chapters 12-19 / Quiz on The Hobbit Chapters 12-19.

    DO NOW -- Review The Hobbit Study Guide.

    1. Discuss the events in Chapters 12-19.

    2. Review Bilbo Baggins' growth and maturity from comfort-seeking hobbit into selfless near-epic hero.

    3. Interpret Bilbo's interactions with evil and his reactions to evil.

    4. Examine Bilbo's emotional changes as he encounters challenges.

    5. Note similarities to the Beowulf Legend.

    6. Discuss influence of Germanic philology, including Anglo-Saxon words,Old Norse words/poetry, and Celtic belief system of animism.

    7. Review The Hobbit Study Guide for precision and correction.

    8. Complete QUIZ -- The Hobbit Chapters 12-19.

    October 7-11 -- Scenes from The Hobbit Movies / Make-up Work

    October 14/15 -- FALL BREAK

     

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