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Mythology Projects

Below are the lists of the mythology presentation assignments. Check the appropriate list to make sure your name is listed next to the myth you signed up for.

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Fri. 8/6/21

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (2 hours)

WELCOME!!

In 1st Period Only:

  • Discuss school forms that need to be filled out
  • Assign lockers
  • Look at and discuss the school website, the new bell schedule, and the school handbook
  • Watch and discuss videos on school safety and community service hours.
Mon./
Tues.
8/9/21–
8/10/21

Bring:

  • Laptop or other device
  • Completed forms to your first period class
  • Pencil (or pen) and paper
  • Excitement and anticipation for a great year! :)

In Class:

  • Icebreaker
  • Introductory letter assigned
  • Set up TurnItIn.com accounts
  • Introduce grammar book

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6
    Complete the grammar work in the EOLang book. See the pages in the right sidebar. Record your answers in a Word document or on paper. As we continue with the grammar work, you can simply add exercises to the same page. You will not have to do each grammar assignment on a separate page. We will check work at the beginning of the next class.
  • Work on your introductory letter (due next Mon./Tues.)
Wed./
Thurs.
8/11/21–
8/12/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 53-56: Ex. 5-6

In Class:

  • Online diagnostic test

Assigned:

  • Complete the diagnostic test if you didn't finish in class.
  • Continiue working on the introductory letter (due Mon./Tues.). On Friday, we will be formatting it together in class, so try to have as much of it completed as possible.
  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Bring in your summer reading work and book.
Fri. 8/13/21

Seating chart day!

Sit where you want to stay!

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 58-60: Ex. 7, Rev. A
  • Bring in your summer reading work and book.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Applying MLA format to your introductory letter
  • Discuss summer reading, Socratic Seminars, and the upcoming test on Mon./Tues.

Assigned:

  • Finish writing and formatting your letter. Submit to TurnItIn.com before class on Mon./Tues.: Letter Rubric
  • Study for the Lord of the Flies (LotF) summer reading test: Study Guide
  • Review and revise questions for Socratic Seminar.
Mon./
Tues.
8/16/21–
8/17/21

Due:

  • Introductory Letter
  • Revised summer reading questions (you will not turn these in today, but you should have revised them by today)

In Class:

  • Library orientation
  • Summer Reading Assessment 1: LotF Content Test (multiple choice, matching, true-false)
  • Discuss and practice Socratic Seminar

Assigned:

  • Prepare for the LotF Socratic Seminar (use the scoring guide to help you prepare)
  • Submit your revised questions and one, full response to TurnItIn.com before class
Wed./
Thurs.
8/18/21–
8/19/21

Due:

  • Revised questions and one, full response submitted to TurnItIn.com before class

In Class:

  • Summer Reading Assessment 2: LotF Socratic Seminar

Assigned:

  • No homework tonight! Enjoy a night off. :)
Fri. 8/20/21

Bring to class:

  • Whatever you need to complete some grammar work
  • Your laptop or device if you have one (you may borrow a classroom laptop if you need to)

In Class:

  • Pick up a copy of Mythology from the front of the room and a copy of the study questions. Your assignment today is to complete the grammar work (EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15), read Mythology chapter 1, and begin working on the study questions.
    Note! Do not treat these Mythology questions lightly. You must answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about with seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a simple completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you follow directions.
  • The Mythology reading is posted here and in the sidebar. The password is the same password you will use for the grammar book documents. It is also on the board in my room. I will continue to post the readings on the website, but as we continue in the Mythology book this semester, you may want to purchase your own copy or check out a copy from me.

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15 (Due Mon./Tues.)
  • Read Myth Chap. 1 and complete the study questions (Due next Wed./Thurs.)
Mon./
Tues.
8/23/21–
8/24/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 63-66: Ex. 11, 14, 15
  • Bring myPerspectives Vol. 1 textbook to class

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Sign up for Vocabulary.com and join your class
  • Discuss summer reading test and Socratic seminar

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 69-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Finish Myth Chap. 1 questions and submit to TurnItIn.com before class (see directions posted Friday, 8/20)
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.
Wed./
Thurs.
8/25/21–
8/26/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 69-72: Ex. 18, 20, 21
  • Myth Chap. 1 questions submitted to TurnItIn.com before class (see directions posted Friday, 8/20)
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss "survival" as a topic in literature
  • Take notes on plot

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
  • Read "The Seventh Man": p. 132-145 in myPerspectives Vol. 1
    Be ready for a potential quiz over the reading
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com. Use the link for your class period in the announcements above.
Fri. 8/27/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 73-79: Rev. B, Ex. 23, 25
  • "The Seventh Man": p. 132-145 in myPerspectives Vol. 1
  • Finish joining your class at Vocabulary.com.

In Class:

  • Quiz: "The Seventh Man"

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C
  • Begin Reading "The Most Dangerous Game." We will have a quiz on Wednesday.
    It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.
Mon./
Tues.
8/30/21–
8/31/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 81-84: Ex. 27, Chapter Review Ex. A-C

In Class:

  • Check grammar and discuss grammar test
  • Discuss plot elements in "The Seventh Man"
  • Take notes on Point-of-View and Characterization

Assigned:

  • Study for the grammar test on EOLang Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game." It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.
Wed./
Thurs.
9/1/21–
9/2/21

Due:

  • Study for the grammar test on EOLang Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game." It is available in the online textbook, or you can access it here.

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Discussion and Quiz: "The Most Dangerous Game"

Assigned:

Fri. 9/3/21

NO SCHOOL!

Mon. 9/6/21 NO SCHOOL: LABOR DAY!
Tues./
Wed.
9/7/21–
9/8/21

Due:

In Class:

  • Assignment is in Teams
  • Check your grammar exercises with the key in Teams
  • Discuss your incorrect answers with a partner if you don't understand what you missed.
  • Begin your next grammar assignment: EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • Work on the worksheet in Teams over "The Most Dangerous Game." Do not treat this as busy work. Remember in our notes we discussed point-of-view and characterization. The worksheet asks you to analyze these literary terms in passages from the story. Be sure to answer both prompts, and give thorough answers. You must provide specific pieces of evidence to get credit for this assignment. Feel free to work with and discuss the prompts with a partner, but everyone must submit his or her own work. The worksheet is due in Teams on Thursday/Friday.

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • "The Most Dangerous Game" worsheet in Teams
  • Read and take notes on Theme and Symbol
  • If you have a test or quiz to make up, then be ready to make them up on Thurs./Fri.
Thurs./
Fri.
9/9/21–
9/10/21

Progress Reports

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 98-101: Ex. 11, 12, Rev. B
  • "The Most Dangerous Game" worsheet in Teams
  • Read and take notes on Theme and Symbol

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18
  • Read "The Necklace"
    There will be a quiz.

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? remember we defined irony in class.
(4) What is a main theme of the story (one that relates to the whole story and not just one part)?

Mon./
Tues.
9/13/21–
9/14/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 102-106: Ex. 14, 16, 18
  • Read "The Necklace"
    There will be a quiz.

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? remember we defined irony in class.
(4) What is a main theme of the story (one that relates to the whole story and not just one part)?

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20
  • Complete the practice exercise for the list assigned on Vocabulary.com
  • 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.
Wed./
Fri.
9/15/21 &
9/17/21

THURSDAY: NO CLASS: EARLY DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 107-110: Ex. 19, Rev. C, Rev. D, Ex. 20
  • Complete the practice exercise for the list assigned on Vocabulary.com
  • 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: "The Cask of Amontillado" (including vocabulary)
  • Check grammar
  • Take notes on setting, mood, tone, and allusiion
  • Discussion of "Cask"

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D (for exercises B and C, ignore the directions. For these exercises, find the simple subject, the simple predicate, and any complements in each sentence.)
  • Optional: complete the extra review and check your answers
  • Read Lit p. 100-109: “The Gift of the Magi,” and answer the following on your own paper (there will be a 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? (look at the definition of allusion here)
    (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?
Mon./
Tues.
9/20/21–
9/21/21

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 111-113: Chapter 2 Review: Ex. A-D (for exercises B and C, ignore the directions. For these exercises, find the simple subject, the simple predicate, and any complements in each sentence.)
  • Optional: complete the extra review and check your answers
  • Read Lit p. 100-109: “The Gift of the Magi,” and answer the following on your own paper (there will be a 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? (look at the definition of allusion here)
    (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?

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Read Notes on Character (especially the character types)
  • Read "The Scarlet Ibis" (no vocabulary will be on the quiz)
  • Analyze the story for setting, POV, climax, character types, and theme.
  • Bring MyPerspectives: Volume 1 to class
Wed./
Thurs.
9/22/21–
9/23/21

Due:

  • Read Notes on Character (especially the character types)
  • Read "The Scarlet Ibis" (no vocabulary will be on the quiz)
  • Analyze the story for setting, POV, climax, character types, and theme.
  • Bring MyPerspectives: Volume 1 to class

In Class:

  • Review grammar test
  • Quiz: "The Scarlet Ibis"
  • Small group and class discussion: applying literary terms to short stories and supporting answers with textual evidence
  • Discuss upcoming short story test

Assigned:

Fri. 9/24/21

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Study for Part 1 of the literary analysis test
  • Read the Foreword and Introduction to Edith Hamilton's Mythology and answer the study questions. Do not treat these questions lightly. You must answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about with seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you followed directions.

    Another piece of advice: don't simply try to hunt for the answers. Trying to skip the reading often leads to wrong answers, plus you miss the context of what is being discussed. The questions are in order as you read, so read carefully and answer the questions as you go.

    This assignment is not due until Thursday/Friday, October 14-15, but I will give 2 points extra credit to anyone who turns it in by Monday, October 10. You will have to type out the assignment (following MLA format) and submit it to TurnItIn.com. Also, you could look ahead to some future assignments I'll be adding, as well. Let me know if you have any questions.
Mon./
Tues.
9/27/21–
9/28/21

Remember that Monday and Tuesday schedules are switched this week.
Monday, go to periods 4, 5, 6, and 7
Tuesday, FIRST, go 4th Period for club time. THEN, go to your test location for integrated math. AFTER THE TEST, you will go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods.

In Class:

  • Unit Test Part 1: Literary Terms
  • Continue to review for part 2 of the literary analysis test

Assigned:

  • Study for the literary analysis test.
Wed./
Thurs.
9/29/21–
9/30/21

Wednesday and Thursday are back on regular schedule. So, on Wednesday, you will go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods again.

In Class:

  • Unit Test Part 2: Literary Analysis

Assigned:

  • Complete the Vocabulary.com assignment for Part 1 of Hamilton's Mythology. You only have to complete the practice exercises. You are NOT required to achieve mastery on the entire list. This assignment is due by the end of school on Friday, October 15.
  • Read the Foreword and Introduction to Edith Hamilton's Mythology and answer the study questions. Do not treat these questions lightly. You must answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about with seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you followed directions.

    Another piece of advice: don't simply try to hunt for the answers. Trying to skip the reading often leads to wrong answers, plus you miss the context of what is being discussed. The questions are in order as you read, so read carefully and answer the questions as you go.

    This assignment is not due until Thursday/Friday, October 14-15, but I will give 2 points extra credit to anyone who turns it in by Monday, October 10. You will have to type out the assignment (following MLA format) and submit it to TurnItIn.com.
Fri. 10/1/21

NO CLASS!

Spirit Day/Pig-Out

End of Quarter 1
Mon.-Fri. 10/4/21–
10/8/21
FALL BREAK!
Mon./
Tues.
10/11/21–
10/12/21

In Class:

  • Review short story analysis test
  • Discuss grades
  • Introduce "Phrases" grammar chapter
  • Begin Mythology Background notes (test over these notes next Mon./Tues.)

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 117-119: Ex. 2
  • Finish Study questions: Mythology Foreword and Introduction (Due Thurs./Fri.) Submit to TurnItIn.com.
    Do not treat these questions lightly. You must follow MLA format, answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about without seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you followed directions.

    Another piece of advice: don't simply try to hunt for the answers. Trying to skip the reading often leads to wrong answers, plus you miss the context of what is being discussed. The questions are in order as you read, so read carefully and answer the questions as you go.
  • Vocabulary.com: Part 1 of Hamilton's Mythology. You only have to complete the practice exercises. You are NOT required to achieve mastery on the entire list. Due by the end of school on Friday, October 15.
Wed. 10/13/21

No Class: PSAT

7-period schedule after the test

Thurs./
Fri.
10/14/21–
10/15/21

Report Cards Distributed

Thursday: follow regular 4-7 schedule

Friday: follow 1-3 period schedule

Due:

  • Vocabulary.com: Part 1 of Hamilton's Mythology. You only have to complete the practice exercises. You are NOT required to achieve mastery on the entire list. Due by the end of school on Friday, October 15.
  • Foreword and Introduction to Edith Hamilton's Mythology and answer the study questions. Submit to TurnItIn.com.
    Do not treat these questions lightly. You must follow MLA format, answer in complete sentences, and restate the question in your answer so that anyone could read your answer and know what you are talking about without seeing the question. Read the directions carefully. Also, this will not be a completion grade. I will be grading on your understanding of the reading, so I am looking for correct answers, and I'm looking to see that you followed directions.

    Another piece of advice: don't simply try to hunt for the answers. Trying to skip the reading often leads to wrong answers, plus you miss the context of what is being discussed. The questions are in order as you read, so read carefully and answer the questions as you go.

In Class:

  • Finish Mythology Background notes (test over these notes next Mon./Tues.)

Assigned:

  • EOLang: p. 117-121: Ex. 3, Rev. B (Due Mon./Wed.)
  • Mythology Chapter 2: "The Two Great Gods of Earth": Study Questions (due Thurs./Fri.).
Mon./
Wed.
10/18/21 &
10/20/21

Monday: follow regular 1-3 schedule

Wednesday: follow 4-7 period schedule

Due:

  • EOLang: p. 117-121: Ex. 3, Rev. B

In Class:

  • Test on Mythology Background Notes
  • Discuss student mythology projects and presentations. Begin signing up for topics.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 122: Rev. C (Due Thurs./Fri.)
  • Mythology Chapters 3-4: "How the World and Mankind were Created" and "The Earliest Heroes": Study Questions due Mon./Tues.
Tues. 10/19/21

7-period schedule: ACT Cert for high school: No class

Thurs./
Fri.
10/21/21–
10/22/21

Thursday 10/21: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-6:00: Please email me to set up a time to meet. We can meet virtually via Zoom or in person.

Also Thursday: follow 1-3 schedule

Friday: follow 4-7 period schedule

Due:

  • p. 122: Rev. C
  • Mythology Chapter 2: "The Two Great Gods of Earth": Study Questions

In Class:

  • Notes over the Olympians

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 124: Ex. 4
Mon./
Tues.
10/25/21–
10/26/21

Due:

  • Mythology Chapters 3-4: "How the World and Mankind were Created" and "The Earliest Heroes": Study Questions
  • EOLang p. 124: Ex. 4

In Class:

  • Finish notes over the Olympians
  • Review/discuss PowerPoint design for presentations

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 126: Ex. 6
  • Study class notes for quiz over the Olympians
  • Read 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.)

Wed./
Thurs.
10/27/21–
10/28/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 126: Ex. 6

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Olympians
  • In-class work on PowerPoint presentations
Fri. 10/29/21

Due:

(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."

Mon./
Tues.

11/1/21–
11/2/21

Due:

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

In Class:

  • TNReady CASE assessment benchmark test: Part 1
  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 3-6

Assigned:

  • Mythology Chapter 9: "Perseus." Quiz Wed./Thurs.
  • Mythology Chapters 10-12: and "Theseus," "Hercules," and "Atalanta" (Due Friday)
Wed./
Thurs.
11/3/21–
11/4/21

Due:

  • Mythology Chapter 9: "Perseus"

In Class:

  • Quiz: Chapter 9
  • TNReady CASE assessment benchmark test: Part 2
  • Presentations: Mythology Chapter 7-9

Assigned:

  • Continue Mythology Chapters 10-12: and "Theseus," "Hercules," and "Atalanta" (Due Friday)
Fri. 11/5/21

Due:

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

In Class:

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

Assigned:

Mon./
Tues.
11/8/21–
11/9/21

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.
Thurs. 11/11/21 NO SCHOOL!
Wed./Fri. 11/10/21 &
11/12/21

Due:

In Class:

  • Presentations: Mythology Chapters 17-18 (and any others we need to catch up)

Assigned:

Mon./
Tues.
11/15/21–
11/16/21

Due:

In Class:

  • Review for the Mythology Unit Test

Assigned:

  • Study for the Mythology Unit Test
Wed./
Thurs.
11/17/21–
11/18/21

In Class:

  • Mythology Unit Test
Fri. 11/19/21  
Mon. 11/22/21  
Tues. 11/23/21  
Wed. -Fri. 11/25/21–
11/27/21

THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Mon./
Tues.
11/29/21–
11/30/21
 
Wed./
Thurs.
12/1/21–
12/2/21
 
Fri. 12/3/21  
Mon. 12/6/21  
Tues. 12/7/21  
Wed. &
Thurs.
12/8/21–
12/9/21
 
Fri. 12/10/21  
Mon. 12/13/21  
Tues. 12/14/21

MID-TERM EXAMS: ?? & ?? Periods

Wed. 12/15/21

MID-TERM EXAMS: ?? & ?? Periods

Thurs. 12/16/21

MID-TERM EXAMS: ?? & ?? Periods

Fri. 12/17/21

MID-TERM MAKEUP EXAMS

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS BREAK!