Adv. Honors English I

Announcements

The Mid-Term Exam is coming!!!

For those of you who have been waiting for the mid-term exam review sheet, it is HERE! We'll be preparing more this week, but it may be a good idea to get a jump on studying.

 

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Thurs. 8/3/17

OPEN HOUSE (6-8pm)

Mon. 8/7/17

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (2 hours)

WELCOME!!

In 1st Period Only:

  • Discuss school forms that need to be filled out
  • Assign lockers
Wed. 8/9/17

Bring:

  • Completed forms to your first period class
  • Pencil (or pen) and paper

In Class:

  • Introductory letter assigned
Thurs. 8/10/17

In Class:

  • TurnItIn.com Introduced

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
  • Set up your TurnItIn.com account
  • Keep working on your introductory letter (Due Monday)
Fri. 8/11/17

Seating chart day!

Sit where you want to stay!

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
  • Your TurnItIn account should be set up.

In class:

  • Check grammar
  • Submitting files to TurnItIn.com

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Introductory letter due Monday
Mon. 8/14/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Introductory letter

In Class:

  • Syntactic variety handout and discussion
  • Library orientation

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Read Writing Rules handout
Tues. 8/15/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Read Writing Rules handout

In Class:

  • Syntactic variety handout and discussion

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 68-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21 (due Friday)
  • Sentence openers practice: Pick any topic, and write seven sentences on that topic using an example of each of the seven openers (due Friday)
  • Finish mythology summer reading assignment (due tomorrow)
Wed. &
Thurs.
8/16/17
-8/17/17

Due:

  • Mythology summer reading assignment

In Class:

  • Benchmark: Practice ACT English and Reading Tests
  • Textbooks assigned
Fri. 8/18/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 68-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Sentence openers practice: Pick any topic, and write seven sentences on that topic using an example of each of the seven openers

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
Mon. 8/21/17 NO SCHOOL: HAPPY ECLIPSE DAY!
Tues. 8/22/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss Dress-ups and Key Word Outlines

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C
  • Complete the key word outline for "The Effect of Music on Plants."
Wed. &
Thurs.
8/23/17
-8/24/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C
  • Complete the key word outline for "The Effect of Music on Plants."
  • In Class:
  • Check grammar and discuss grammar test
  • Practice writing and labeling a paragraph with openers and dress-ups

Assigned:

  • Study for the grammar test on EOLang Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Optional: complete the extra review assignment and check your answers.
  • Rewrite the paragraph "The Effect of Music on Plants" using (and labeling) all of the openers and dress-ups from your handout. Do not work a long time on this. It is practice and can be hand-written.
Fri. 8/25/17

Due:

  • Rewritten and labeled paragraph on "The Effect of Music on Plants"

In Class:

Assigned:

Mon. 8/28/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 93-97: Rev. A, Ex. 7, 8, 9
  • Bring in your copy of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman if you have one.

In Class:

Tues. 8/29/17

In Class:

TEST: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman summer reading test

Wed. &
Thurs.
8/30/17
-8/31/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss Film Techniques

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18
Fri. 9/1/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss Film Techniques

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20 (Due Tuesday)
Mon. 9/4/17 NO SCHOOL: LABOR DAY!
Tues. 9/5/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20 (Due Tuesday)

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Work on grammar review

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D
  • Review film techniques
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/6/17
-9/7/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Watch and discuss film clips/techniques

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test. Look at the extra review for more practice.
Fri. 9/8/17

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 2: Parts of the Sentence
  • Watch and discuss film clips/techniques (as time permits)

Assigned:

  • Study for film techniques definitions quiz. You simply need to know the terms and the lighting diagram on your handout. The quiz will be matching and multiple choice, with maybe two or three fill-in-the-blank. Also, practice applying the terms to anything you watch this weekend.
Mon. 9/11/17

In Class:

  • Film Techniques Quiz: Definitions

Assigned:

  • Study for the Film Techniques Test
Tues. &
Wed.
9/12/17
-9/13/17

In Class:

  • Film Techniques Test

Assigned:

  • Reading: Lit p. 26-30, 58-80: Notes on Plot and "The Most Dangerous Game"
    There will be a quiz on Friday, so be sure to read the story carefully and be able to discuss characters and elements of the plot. The vocabulary on page 59 will also be on the quiz.
Thurs. 9/14/17 NO CLASS: 1/2 DAY FOR STUDENTS: Dismissal at 11:15
Fri. 9/15/17

In Class:

  • Quiz: EOLit p. 58: "The Most Dangerous Game" and vocabulary from p. 59
  • Discussion over story
  • Notes over Short Story Literary Terms

Assigned:

  • Read Lit p. 202-207: Character and Point of View
  • Read Lit p. 432-439: Theme and Symbol
  • Read LIT p. 222-239: "The Necklace." There will be a quiz (no vocabulary).

Also, answer the following questions on your own paper:
(1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
(2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
(3) What irony occurs in the story (irony defined on p. 101)?
(4) What is a main theme of the story (one that relates to the whole story and not just one part)?

Mon. 9/18/17

In Class:

  • Quiz: EOLit p. 222-239: "The Necklace"
  • Discussion of POV, irony, theme in "The Necklace"

Assigned:

  • Lit p. 328-335: Setting, Mood, and Imagery. Due Wed./Thurs.
  • Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (vocabulary will be included on the quiz). Due Wed./Thurs.
    Answer the following questions on your own paper:
    (1) What is the setting of the story? Be sure to describe how it changes.
    (2) How does the mood change as the setting changes?
    (3) What is a theme of the story?
    (4) Provide an example of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
Tues. 9/19/17

Assigned:

  • Continue work onLit p. 328-335: Setting, Mood, and Imagery and Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (vocabulary will be included on the quiz).
    Answer the following questions on your own paper:
    (1) What is the setting of the story? Be sure to describe how it changes.
    (2) How does the mood change as the setting changes?
    (3) What is a theme of the story?
    (4) Provide an example of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/20/17
-9/21/14

Due:

  • Lit p. 328-335: Setting, Mood, and Imagery
  • Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (vocabulary will be included on the quiz).
    Answer the following questions on your own paper:
    (1) What is the setting of the story? Be sure to describe how it changes.
    (2) How does the mood change as the setting changes?
    (3) What is a theme of the story?
    (4) Provide an example of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.

In Class:

  • Quiz: Lit p. 370-382: "The Cask of Amontillado" (including vocabulary)

Assigned:

  • Read Lit p. 100-109: “The Gift of the Magi,” and answer the following on your own paper (no vocabulary will be on the quiz):
    (1) What is the point of view in the story? Provide evidence.
    (2) What effect does POV have on the ending?
    (3) What is an allusion? How is it used in a story? (See pages 925 and R102 in Lit book.)
    (4) What allusions are present in the story and what is the effect of each?
    (5) What is ironic about the ending?
    (6) What is a theme of the story?
Fri. 9/22/17

In Class:

  • Quiz: Lit p. 100-109: "The Gift of the Magi" (no vocabulary will be on the quiz)

Assigned:

  • Lit p. 460-478: "The Scarlet Ibis" (no vocabulary will be on the quiz)
  • Analyze the story for setting, POV, climax, character types, and theme.
Mon. 9/25/17

Spirit Week (Dress Up: College Game Day)

In Class:

  • Quiz: Lit p. 460-478: "The Scarlet Ibis"

Assigned:

  • Lit p. 536-540: "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" (this story is not in the online textbook)
  • Answer the multiple choice questions on p. 544-545, #1-13
  • Analyze the story for setting, POV, climax, character types, and theme. Write out your analysis as we do in class.
  • Study for the short story analysis test on Wed./Thurs.
Tues. 9/26/17

Spirit Week (HS Dress Up: Backwards Day)

Due:

  • Lit p. 536-540: "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" (this story is not in the online textbook)
  • Answer the multiple choice questions on p. 544-545, #1-13
  • Analyze the story for setting, POV, climax, character types, and theme. Write out your analysis as we do in class.

In Class:

  • Review for short story analysis test
Wed. &
Thurs.
9/27/17
- 9/28/17

Spirit Week

HS Dress Up Wednesday: One Percent Day

HS Dress Up Thursday: Toddler Day

In Class:

  • Unit Test: Short Story Literary Terms and Short Story Analysis

Assigned:

  • Read Mythology Foreword and Introduction and answer the study questions on your own paper. Follow the directions on the handout carefully. Due Tuesday, October 10.
Fri. 9/29/17

Spirit Day/Pig-Out

Spirit Week (HS Dress Up: Class Colors)

End of Quarter 1

Mon.-Fri. 10/2/17
-10/6/17
FALL BREAK!
Mon. 10/9/17

In Class:

  • Discuss short story unit test
  • Background Notes on Greek Mythology and Ancient Greece (test Friday)

Assigned:

  • Complete Mythology Foreword and Introduction study questions (answered on your own paper). Follow the directions on the handout carefully.

Tues.

10/10/17

Bring Edith Hamilton's Mythology to class

Due:

  • Mythology Foreword and Introduction study questions (answered on your own paper). Follow the directions on the handout carefully.

In Class:

  • Complete background Notes on Greek Mythology and Ancient Greece (test Friday)

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapters 3-4: "How the World and Mankind were Created" and "The Earliest Heroes": Study Questions due Monday.
Wed. 10/11/17

No Class: PSAT

7-period schedule today! Those students not testing in periods 1-4, report to the auditorium. Bring your Mythology work.

Those of you who are testing, good luck!

Thurs. (Even block) & Fri. (Odd block)

10/12/17-
10/13/17

In Class:

Mon. 10/16/17

Due:

  • Mythology Chapters 3-4: "How the World and Mankind were Created" and "The Earliest Heroes": Study Questions

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapters 5-6: "Cupid and Psyche" and "Eight Brief Tales of Lovers" (Due Friday)
    Quiz on Friday over "Cupid and Psyche" and:
    1. Pyramus and Thisbe
    2. Orpheus and Eurydice
    3. Pygmalion and Galatea
    4. Baucis and Philemon
    5. Daphne

(The other stories in Chapter 6 will not be on the quiz, but you still need to read them.)

Tues. 10/17/17

In Class:

  • Finish notes over the Olympians
  • Finish signing up for presentation topics
  • Begin work on analysis for presentation

Assigned:

  • Study for Olympians quiz. Remember, spelling counts!
  • Continue reading Chapters 5-6. Quiz Friday.

Wed.

& Thurs.

10/18/17-
10/19/17

In Class:

  • Meet in Computer Lab #128
  • Quiz: The Olympians
  • Review/discuss PowerPoint design for presentations
  • In-class work on PowerPoint presentations
Fri.
10/20/17

Due:

  • Mythology Chapters 5-6: "Cupid and Psyche" and "Eight Brief Tales of Lovers"
    Quiz today over "Cupid and Psyche" and:
    1. Pyramus and Thisbe
    2. Orpheus and Eurydice
    3. Pygmalion and Galatea
    4. Baucis and Philemon
    5. Daphne

(The other stories in Chapter 6 will not be on the quiz, but you still need to read them.)

In Class:

  • Quiz: Chapters 5-6

Assigned:

  • Reading and questions: Mythology Chapters 7-8: "The Quest for the Golden Fleece" and "Four Great Adventures." Due Mon.
Mon. 10/23/17

Due:

  • Reading and questions: Mythology Chapters 7-8: "The Quest for the Golden Fleece" and "Four Great Adventures"

In Class:

  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 3-6

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapter 9: "Perseus"
Tues. 10/24/17

Due:

  • Mythology Chapter 9: "Perseus"

In Class:

  • Quiz: Chapter 9
  • Presentations: Mythology Chapter 7

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapters 10-12: and "Theseus," "Hercules," and "Atalanta" (Due Friday)
Wed.

10/25/17

In Class:

  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 8-9

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapters 10-12: and "Theseus," "Hercules," and "Atalanta" (Due Friday)
Thurs. 10/26/17 NO CLASS: 1/2 DAY FOR STUDENTS
Fri. 10/27/17

Due:

  • Mythology Chapters 10-12: and "Theseus," "Hercules," and "Atalanta"

In Class:

  • Quiz: Chapters 10-12
  • Presentations: Mythology Chapter 10-12

Assigned:

Mon. 10/30/17

Due:

In Class:

  • The Trojan War!

Assigned:

  • Read Mythology Chapter 18: "The House of Thebes": Due Wed./Thurs.
  • Read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 17-19: "The Great Families of Mythology": Due Fri.
Tues. 10/31/17

Due:

  • No assignments due today. Continued working on assignments due Wed. and Thurs.

In Class:

  • The Trojan War! (Continued)
Wed. &
Thurs.
11/1/17
-11/2/17

Due:

  • Mythology Chapter 18: "The House of Thebes" (reading only)

In Class:

  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 17-18 (and any others we need to catch up)
  • Quiz: Chapter 18: "The House of Thebes"
Fri. 11/3/17

Due:

In Class:

  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 17-18

Assigned:

Mon. 11/6/17

Due:

In Class:

  • Review for the Mythology Unit Test

Assigned:

  • Study for the Mythology Unit Test
Tues. 11/7/17

NO SCHOOL: FLOOD DAY

Wed. &
Thurs.
11/8/17
-11/9/17

In Class:

  • Mythology Unit Test

Assigned (Due Friday):

  • EOLang: p. 117-121: Ex. 2-3, Rev. B
  • Read background in Holt Literature   p. 1186-1201

Assigned (Due Monday):

Assigned (Due Tuesday):

  • The Odyssey: Books 1-4
Fri. 11/10/17

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 117-121: Ex. 2-3, Rev. B
  • Background in Holt Literature  p. 1186-1201

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Background notes on The Odyssey

Assigned:

Mon. 11/13/17

Due:

In Class:

  • Discuss vocabulary
  • Check grammar
  • Finish background notes on The Odyssey
  • Discuss reading

Assigned:

  • Finish reading The Odyssey: Books 1-4. Study for quiz.
  • EOLang p. 126: Ex. 6
Tues. & Wed. 11/14/17
–11/15/17

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 1-4
  • EOLang p. 126: Ex. 6

In Class:

  • Quiz:The Odyssey: Books 1-4
  • Discussion: The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 126-130: Rev. D, Ex. 7, Ex. 8
  • The Odyssey: Books 5-8 (Due Friday)
Thurs. 11/16/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 126-130: Rev. D, Ex. 7, Ex. 8

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Short prepositional phrase quiz
Assigned:
  • EOLang p. 130-133: Rev. E, Ex. 9
  • Continue The Odyssey: Books 5-8 (Due Friday)
Fri. 11/17/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 130-133: Rev. E, Ex. 9
  • The Odyssey: Books 5-8

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 5-8
  • Discussion: The Odyssey Books 5-8
  • In-class reading

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 133-134: , Ex. 10, Ex. 11, Rev. F
  • Continue reading The Odyssey
  • Study vocabulary for quiz
Mon. 11/20/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 133-134: Ex. 10, Ex. 11, Rev. F

In Class:

  • Quiz: Vocabulary: The Odyssey: Books 1-12

Assigned:

  • Continue reading The Odyssey
  • EOLang p. 134-137: Rev. G, Ex. 12
Tues. 11/21/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 134-137: Rev. G, Ex. 12
  • The Odyssey: Books 9-12

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 9-12
  • Introduce vocabulary: The Odyssey: Books 13-24

Assigned:

  • Continue reading The Odyssey
  • EOLang p. 137: Rev. H
Wed. -Fri. 11/22/17
-11/24/17
THANKSGIVING BREAK!
Mon. 11/27/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 137: Rev. H
  • The Odyssey: Books 13-16

In Class:

  • Check and discuss grammar
  • Discuss vocabulary: The Odyssey: Books 13-24
  • Discuss The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 139-141: Chapter Review #1-30
  • Continue Reading
Tues. 11/28/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 139-141: Chapter Review #1-30

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 13-16
  • Check and discuss grammar assignment
  • Discuss The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 139-141: Chapter Review #31-45
  • Study for grammar test: Chapter 3: The Phrase
  • Continue Reading
Wed. &
Thurs.
11/29/17
-11/30/17

Due:

  • EOLang p. 139-141: Chapter Review #31-45

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 3: The Phrase
Fri. 12/1/17

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 17-19

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 17-19
Mon. 12/4/17

In Class:

  • Quiz: Vocabulary: The Odyssey: Books 13-24
Tues. 12/5/17

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 20-24

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 20-24

Assigned:

  • Review your notes over the epic
  • List the characteristics of the epic hero of The Odyssey. Have examples to support your characteristics.
  • Find the Homeric similes on pages 468, 451, 397, and 243
Wed. &
Thurs.
12/6/17
-12/7/17

In Class:

  • Notes over The Odyssey and review
  • Notes on The Hero Cycle
  • Mid-term discussion

Assigned:

  • Study for The Odyssey TEST
Fri. 12/8/17

In Class:

  • TEST: The Odyssey

In Class:

  • Read sample research paper
  • Discuss paper topics

Assigned:

  • Read research handout: Intro and sources
  • Choose one movie and two backup movies for your research topic. You will sign up Monday, but remember that you will not be able to work on a movie that another student in your class is working on. Movies will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Mon. 12/11/17

Meet in Upstairs Computer Lab: Room #227

In Class:

  • Discuss how to search for reliable website reviews and how to use IMDb
Tues. 12/12/17

Meet in Upstairs Computer Lab: Room #227

In Class:

  • Continue looking for print, database, and website sources
  • Upload sources to your Office 365 folder

Assigned:

  • Mid-term review
  • "The Open Window": LIT p. 604-609: Read and answer the short story analysis questions about the story. We'll discuss answers in class for review.
Wed./Thurs. 12/13/17
- 12/14/17

Due:

In Class:

  • Mid-Term Exam Review
Fri. 12/15/17

In Class:

  • Mid-Term Exam Review
Mon. 12/18/17

MID-TERM EXAMS: 1st & 3rd Periods

Tues. 12/19/17

MID-TERM EXAMS: 2nd & 4th Periods

Wed. 12/20/17

MID-TERM EXAMS: 7th, 6th & 5th Periods

Thurs. 12/21/17

MID-TERM MAKEUP EXAMS

2 hour day

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS BREAK!

 

Books

There are some outside reading books that we'll be using in class. I believe I will have enough copies to check out Great Expectations and To Kill a Mockingbird to everyone. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own copy if you would like. The other two books are listed below. While I recommend buying these so that you can write in them and save them for future reference, I also understand the need to save money. So feel free to borrow from a friend or check them out of the library.

  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton
    I recommend any edition that has larger print and wider margins for note-taking. However, any edition of this book will be fine.
  • The Odyssey by Homer
    Translated by Robert Fagles
    I recommend the translation by Fagles because it is beautifully written, it is one of the more current and popular translations, and best of all, it is easier for students to read.

Please let me know if you have any questions about these books.