Adv. Honors English I

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Study materials for The Odyssey

I have posted some materials to help you as we read through The Odyssey this month. First, I have posted a digital copy of the full text (the password is the same you've been using all year). I am also posting audio files of The Odyssey as we progress through the epic, so you can use these to help you read. I encourage you NOT to simply listen to the audio but to listen AS YOU READ. Especially with some of the unfamiliar names, simply listening to the audio will not help you learn or remember those characters. Again, I encourage you to take notes as you read. Keep track of the plot, and pay special attention to the terms and characters I have given you to study.

 

I also have posted study guides below. I use these study guides and the terms list to make out the quizzes for each reading assignment, so it will definitely help you to use those study guides. Of course, if you run into any problems or have any questions as you read, feel free to email me.

Posted 5/3/21

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Tues.-Fri. 1/5/21–
1/8/21

WELCOME BACK!

Watch my welcome video with an explanation of this week's assignments.

Complete the following by the due date provided:

1. Vocabulary.com practice for R&J Act 4: Due Friday, Jan. 8 by 2pm.

2. Read R&J, act 4 (use No Fear Shakespeare for help): Due Friday, Jan. 8 by 10am.

3. Complete the following in the online textbook, complete the following sections: Due Friday, Jan. 8:

  • Under "Making Meaning" complete the "Comprehension Check" questions and the "Close read the text" questions
  • Under "Language Development," complete the "Concept Vocabulary" questions and the "Word Study" questions

4. Watch the videos of Act IV

5. Prepare to take a quiz on Act IV. You will need to take the quiz on Friday, Jan. 8 between 10am and 1pm. Be sure to review the meanings of "dramatic irony" and "pun" before the quiz. Have a good knowledge of the action in this act. Knowing the answers to the questions I assigned you will help.

 

At some point, you will need to complete a YouScience test. It just started working this morning and the directions are in the announcements at the top of this page. This test is required by the administation. It is not for a grade in English.

 

As questions arise, I may adjust or clarify directions here, so check this website every morning this week.


Mon./
Tues.
1/11/21–
1/12/21

In class:

  • Introduce "The Clause"
  • Read R&J Act 5 in class

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2 (due Wed./Thurs.)
  • Vocabulary.com: R&J Act 5 (Due Fri./Tues.)
  • Work on the following in the online textbook, complete the following sections: Due Fri./Tues.:

   Under "Making Meaning" complete the "Analyze the text" questions and the "Analyze craft and structure" questions

   Under "Language Development," complete the "Concept Vocabulary" questions

  • Watch videos of Act V
Wed./
Thurs.
1/13/21–
1/14/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2 (due Wed./Thurs.)

In class:

  • Check grammar
  • Finish reading R&J Act 5 in class

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5 (due Fri./Tues.)
  • Finish Vocabulary.com: R&J Act 5 (Due Fri./Tues.)
  • Finish the following in the online textbook, complete the following sections: Due Friday/Tues:
  •    Under "Making Meaning" complete the "Analyze the text" questions and the "Analyze craft and structure" questions
    Question 3 under "Analyze craft and style" refers to a chart that isn't there. The chart is very simple and is shown on page 481 of the textbook. But basically the question is just asking what contributes to the tragedy at the end of the play. List specific examples that show how aspects of Romeo's and Juliet's personalities contribute, and also list specific examples of how fate contributes. Don't worry about the chart.
  •    Under "Language Development," complete the "Concept Vocabulary" questions
  • Watch videos of Act V
Fri./
Tues.
1/15/21 &
1/19/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5
  • Vocabulary.com: R&J Act 5
  • Questions in the online textbook:
  •    Under "Making Meaning," the "Analyze the text" questions and the "Analyze craft and structure" questions
    Question 3 under "Analyze craft and style" refers to a chart that isn't there. The chart is very simple and is shown on page 481 of the textbook. But basically the question is just asking what contributes to the tragedy at the end of the play. List specific examples that show how aspects of Romeo's and Juliet's personalities contribute, and also list specific examples of how fate contributes. Don't worry about the chart.
  •    Under "Language Development," the "Concept Vocabulary" questions

In class:

  • Check grammar
  • Quiz: R&J Act 5
  • Read research handout: Intro and sources
  • Choose one movie and two backup movies for your research topic. You can start signing up next Wednesday and Thursday, but remember that you will not be able to work on a movie that another student in your class is working on. Whoever claims a movie first gets to use it.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 154-158: Rev. A, Ex. 6-7
  • Borrow, buy, or otherwise acquire a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird
Mon. 1/18/21 MLK Jr. Day: No School
Wed./
Thurs.
1/20/21–
1/21/21

Due::

  • EOLang p. 154-158: Rev. A, Ex. 6-7
  • One movie and two backup movies for your research topic

In class:

  • Choose movie topic through online form
  • Check grammar
  • Distribute TKAM books
  • Intro to database searches

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6
  • Read TKAM Chapters 1-5 (due Thurs./Fri., Jan. 28-29)
  • Begin TKAM Chapters 1-11 vocabulary at Vocabulary.com (due Mon./Tues., Feb. 1-2): do the practice AND mastery
Fri./
Mon.
1/22/21–
1/25/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Discuss grammar test
  • Background on To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM)
  • Set up and share OneDrive folder

Assigned:

  • Required: EOLang p. 161-163: Chapter Test Review: A-C
  • Required: Grammar review assignment
  • Study for grammar test
  • Review EOLang p. 322-324: Ex. 6
  • Optional assignment: EOLang p. 142-3: Diagnostic Preview A and B
  • Continue reading TKAM 1-5 and completing Vocabulary.com work

Tues./

Wed.

1/26/21–
1/27/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 161-163: Chapter Test Review: A-C
  • Grammar review assignment
  • Study for grammar test
  • Review EOLang p. 322-324: Ex. 6
  • Optional assignment: EOLang p. 142-3: Diagnostic Preview A and B

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 4: The Clause

Assigned:

  • Finish reading TKAM 1-5 (due Thurs./Fri.))
Thurs./
Fri.
1/28/19–
1/29/21

Due:

  • Reading: TKAM 1-5

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-5
  • Discuss reading
  • Search for internet sources

Assigned:

  • TKAM Chapters 6-11 (Due Wed./Thurs., Feb. 3-4)
  • Finish Vocabulary.com: TKAM 1-11 (including Practice and Mastery)
  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Load at least 8 sources into OneDrive folder
Mon./
Tues.
2/1/21–
2/2/21

Due:

  • Vocabulary.com: TKAM 1-11
  • 8 sources loaded into OneDrive folder

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Take notes on vocabulary
  • Discuss research sources

Assigned:

  • Finish reading TKAM Chapters 6-11
  • EOLang p. 171-175: Rev. A, Ex. 6, Rev. B, Ex. 7
  • Begin reading sources and taking notes to determine what your stance will be in your paper (in other words, whether the movie is good or bad) and what your main points or topics you will use to support that stance. A working thesis and outline will be due next week.
Wed./
Thurs.
2/3/21–
2/4/21

Due:

  • TKAM Chapters 6-11
  • EOLang p. 171-175: Rev. A, Ex. 6, Rev. B, Ex. 7
  • notes to determine what your stance will be in your paper (in other words, whether the movie is good or bad) and what your main points or topics you will use to support that stance. A working thesis and outline will be due next week.

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 6-11

Assigned:

  • Read handout on thesis and outline. Also, read at least one of the student papers to get an idea of what you are working toward.
  • Continue reading through your sources briefly and try to jot down brief notes on what your sources say is good or bad about your movie. Again, these are not formal notes. They are preliminary notes simply to help you get an idea of what topics you will include in your thesis and outline.
  • You should have a good working thesis and a tentative outline by Mon./Tues.
  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 12-22 (Due next Fri. Feb. 12/Mon. Feb. 15)
Fri. 2/5/21

FLEX DAY: All class periods

Assigned:

Continue working on the assignments I gave you on Wed./Thurs.:

  • Read handout on thesis and outline. Also, read at least one of the student papers to get an idea of what you are working toward.
  • Continue reading through your sources briefly and try to jot down brief notes on what your sources say is good or bad about your movie. Again, these are not formal notes. They are preliminary notes simply to help you get an idea of what topics you will include in your thesis and outline.
  • You should have a good working thesis and a tentative outline by Mon./Tues.
  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 12-22 (Due next Fri. Feb. 12/Mon. Feb. 15)
Mon./
Tues.
2/8/21–
2/9/21

Due:

  • Working thesis and outline. Your outline should have at least an A and B for each of your Roman Numerals.
  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D

In Class:

  • Vocabulary Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-11
  • Check grammar
  • Discuss formatting the thesis and outline to turn in on Wed./Thurs.
  • Discuss Tone worksheet 1

Assigned:

  • Typed and formatted thesis and outline, submitted to TurnItIn.com (due Friday/Tues.)
  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G (due Wed./Thurs.)
  • Tone worksheet (assigned in Teams): Due Wed./Thurs.
  • Continue reading TKAM 12-22: Due Fri./Tues.
Wed./
Thurs.
2/10/21–
2/11/21

Due:

  • EOLang p.183-184: Rev. E, F, and G
  • Tone worksheet (assigned in Teams)

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Typed and formatted thesis and outline, submitted to TurnItIn.com (due Friday/Tues.)
    Your outlline does not have to be fully developed, but every Roman numeral must be broken down into at least an A and a B. Be sure to include at least three supporting topics, parallel structure, and correct formatting: see the sample outline.
  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises A and B
  • Complete tone worksheet 2 (assigned in Teams): due Wed./Thurs. of next week
  • Complete reading TKAM 12-22: Due Fri./Tues.

Fri.
A Rotation

(Periods 1, 3, 7)

2/12/21

Due:

  • Reading TKAM 12-22
  • Typed and formatted thesis and outline, submitted to TurnItIn.com
  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises A and B

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises C and D
  • Study for grammar test
  • Work on MLA citations for all of your sources. I will check a few of your source cards soon.
  • Read TKAM 23-31: Due Fri. Feb. 26 and Mon. Mar. 1
  • Complete tone worksheet 2 (assigned in Teams)
Mon. 2/15/21 PRESIDENTS DAY: No School

Tues.–
Mon.

2/16/21–
2/22/21

SNOW DAYS!!!: No School

Tues.
B Rotation
Period 4
2/23/21

Due:

  • Reading TKAM 12-22
  • Typed and formatted thesis and outline, submitted to TurnItIn.com
  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises A and B

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises C and D
  • Study for grammar test
  • Work on MLA citations for all of your sources. I will check a few of your source cards soon.
  • Read TKAM 23-31: Due Fri. Feb. 26 and Mon. Mar. 1
  • Complete tone worksheet 2 (assigned in Teams)
Wed./
Thurs.
2/24/21–
2/25/21

Due:

  • Nothing today :)
    Have a device ready. We will be using Teams and either Chrome or Edge browsers.

In Class:

  • County benchmark assessment, part 1
  • 1st, 3rd, and 7th periods: I will be out on Wednesday, Feb. 24. There will be no Zoom meeting for distance learners.
  • At the beginning of class time, log in to Teams. You will receive instructions through Teams on how to access the county benchmark. Follow those directions EXACTLY. Start on time, because the window for testing today will close at the end of your class period.
  • You will only complete the first 4 passages and items #1-26. Write down your answers on a piece of paper in case somehow your answers are lost. You will not complete the test today, so DO NOT click "Submit." When you finish item #26, you will simply log out of the test. Your answers will be saved, and we will complete the test in class on Fri./Mon.

Assigned:

  • Finish your grammar homework, and review TKAM 23-31 for your quiz.
  • Continue working on your source cards.
Fri./
Mon.
2/26/21–
3/1/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review Exercises C and D
  • Reading TKAM 23-31
  • Tone worksheet 2 (assigned in Teams)

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 23-31
  • Finish the county benchmark

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 164-165: Diagnostic Preview Exercises A and B
  • Continue working on source cards: Due Thurs./Fri.
  • Complete handout: TKAM Figures of Speech (assigned in Teams: Due Tues./Wed.)
Tues./
Wed.
3/2/21–
3/3/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 164-165: Diagnostic Preview Exercises A and B
  • Complete handout: TKAM Figures of Speech (assigned in Teams: Due Tues./Wed.)

In Class:

Assigned:

Thurs./
Fri.
3/4/21–
3/5/21

Due:

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 5: Agreement
  • Discuss allegory

Assigned:

  • Finish the allegory worksheet
  • Begin taking notes on your sources.
  • Review tone, figures of speech, and TKAM--Test coming soon
Mon. 3/8/21

FLEX DAY: All class periods

Assigned:

Tues./
Wed.
3/9/19–
3/10/21

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 223-228: Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Review plot and all literary terms and characters for the TKAM Unit Test
  • Revise outline/thesis
  • Be sure to get the cards you need in class. Complete note cards for all of your sources by Thursday/Friday. I will check note cards from 2 different sources on Thursday/Friday.
Thurs./
Fri.
3/11/21–
3/12/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 223-228: Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Note cards for all of your sources. I will check note cards from 2 different sources.

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 229-231: Rev. A, Rev. B, Rev. C
  • Study for TKAM Unit Test. Remember that this test will cover applying the literary terms (not the vocabulary words) to the novel, just as we did in our homework assignments.. Also, review and study the events of the plot and the characters, including minor characters like Dolphus Raymond, Stephanie Crawford, Heck Tate, etc. You will be required to know the novel and use examples from it to support your ideas. There will also be a question on the test which will require you to identify a character as static or dynamic and flat or round, so practice doing this with some of the major characters.
  • Begin drafting the first body paragraph
Mon./Wed. 3/15/21,
3/17/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 229-231: Rev. A, Rev. B, Rev. C

In Class:

  • TEST: To Kill a Mockingbird

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 231-235: Rev. D, Rev. E, Ex. 5, Ex. 6, Rev. F
  • Draft of the first body paragraph. It needs to be typed and printed out and formatted correctly with heading, title, double spacing, indentations, etc. Include your thesis statement after the title. My goal is to see if you are on the right track with your organaization and to see that you are citing sources correctly. Here's the rubric. And here is a sample draft. (Yours should look exactly like this.) Due Thurs./Fri.
  • Submit the draft of your first body paragraph to TurnItIn.com
  • Continue drafting if you can. The sooner you finsih your paper, the more time you will have to get feedback and revise.
Tues. 3/16/21 Work at home day: ACT Cert

Email Dr. Hines at hinese@rcschools.net if you have any problems or questions about the ACT Cert test.

Thurs./
Fri.
3/18/21–
3/19/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 231-237: Rev. D, Rev. E, Ex. 5, Ex. 6, Rev. F
  • Submitted to TurnItIn.com: Rough draft of your first body paragraph

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 237-240 Rev. G, Ex. 7, Ex.8 (you will need to write complete sentences for Ex. 8)
  • Continue drafting your paper. The final paper is due next Thurs./Fri.
Mon./
Tues.
3/22/21–
3/23/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 236-240 Rev. G, Ex. 7, Ex.8 (you will need to write complete sentences for Ex. 8)
  • Continue drafting your paper. The final paper is due next Thurs./Fri.

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review #1-45
  • Finish the research paper!!!
Wed. 3/24/21 Spirit Day!: No Class
Thurs./
Fri.
3/25/21–
3/26/21

Due:

  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review #1-45
  • Draft of the research paper (not the outline) by midnight Friday evening

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Grammar Test: Chapter 7: Using Pronouns Test
Mon.–Fri. 3/29/21–
4/2/21
Spring Break!!: No School
Mon./
Tues.
4/5/21–
4/6/21

In Class:

  • Discuss research paper due dates and requirements.
  • Discuss mythology assignment
  • Discuss end-of-course tests

Assigned:

  • Reading and questions: Mythology Chapters 7-8: "The Quest for the Golden Fleece" and "Four Great Adventures."
  • Look at the CASE assessment from this spring. Read "from The World’s History and Its Makers" (p. 16-17) and "An Undelivered Speech" (p. 19-20). Complete questions #22-34. Also do question #35 on page 23.
Wed./
Thurs.
4/7/21–
4/8/21

Due:

  • Look at the CASE assessment from this spring. Read "from The World’s History and Its Makers" (p. 16-17) and "An Undelivered Speech" (p. 19-20). Complete questions #22-34. Also do question #35 on page 23.
  • RESEARCH PAPER!
    Submit to TurnItIn.com by midnight Thursday evening (April 8)
Fri. 4/9/21

Due:

  • Source cards, note cards, and a printout of the research paper outline must be submitted by the end of school.
  • Reading and questions: Mythology Chapters 7-8: "The Quest for the Golden Fleece" and "Four Great Adventures."
Mon.–
Fri.
4/12/16–
4/16/21

Asynchronous learning week

Because of the EOC tests, this week's assignments will be posted here. The due date will be Friday for all assignments, but you should be working on them each day.

 

Assigned for the week:

  • Complete the Vocabulary.com assignment on Mythology part 3. Complete the practice questions. Complete mastery of the list for extra credit. Assignment is due Thursday night, April 15.
  • Complete the study questions for Mythology Chapters 7-12 in Teams. If you have any trouble completing it in Teams, download and use either of the following documents: Word doc, PDF. Questions are due Friday, April 16 at 2:00 pm.

 

Assignments for NEXT week:

  • Notice that these due dates are close together, so you want to pace yourself and work ahead. I'm giving these assignments to you together because I probably will not be meeting with all of you on Monday and Tuesday due to testing. In-person learners will turn these in at the beginniing of class, so they need to be hand-written or printed out BEFORE class. Distance learners will email me their answers.
  • Read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 13-14: "The Trojan War" and "The Fall of Troy": Due Wed./Thurs., April 21-22
  • Read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 17-19: "The Great Families of Mythology": Due Mon., April 26

Mon.

4/12/21 ENGLISH I EOC TEST: Parts 1-2

Tues.

4/13/21 ENGLISH I EOC TEST: Part 3
Wed. 4/14/21 Distance Learners: ENGLISH I EOC TEST: Parts 1-3

Mon./
Tues.

4/19/21–
4/20/21

Continue working on assignments due this week.

Wed./
Thurs.

4/21/21–
4/22/21

Due:

  • Read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 13-14: "The Trojan War" and "The Fall of Troy": Due Wed./Thurs., April 21-22
    In-person learners will turn these in at the beginniing of class, so they need to be hand-written or printed out BEFORE class. Distance learners will email me their answers at the beginning of class.

In Class:

  • The Trojan War!
Fri./
Mon.
4/23/21–
4/26/21

Due:

  • Read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 17-19: "The Great Families of Mythology": Due Mon., April 26
    4th period in-person learners will turn these in at the beginniing of class, so they need to be hand-written or printed out BEFORE class. Students in 1st, 3rd, or 7th periods may turn these in on Friday, April 23 OR bring these by my room BEFORE 8th period on Monday, April 26. Distance learners will email me their answers by 1:30 on Monday, April 26.

In Class:

  • Finish discussing the Trojan War
  • Quiz: Chapter 18: "The House of Thebes"
  • The Odyssey copies handed out

Assigned:

  • Finish study questions: Mythology Chapters 17-19: "The Great Families of Mythology" if you have not already turned them in.
  • Vocabulary.com assignment: "The Odyssey" Books -14: Due Thursday, April 29 at midnight.
Tues./
Wed.
4/27/21–
4/28/21

Due:

  • For those who haven't turned them in already, read and complete study questions: Mythology Chapters 17-19: "The Great Families of Mythology": For Periods 1,3, and 7, these questions are due by the beginning of 8th period.

In Class:

  • Discuss the House of Atreus
  • Discuss upcoming Mythology Test

Assigned:

  • Study for Mythology Test
  • Begin reading The Odyssey: Books 1-4: Due Wed./Thurs., May 5-6
  • Finish Vocabulary.com assignment: "The Odyssey" Books 1-4: Due Thursday, April 29 at midnight.
Thurs./
Fri.
4/29/21–
4/30/21

Due:

  • Vocabulary.com assignment: "The Odyssey" Books 1-4: Due Thursday, April 29 at midnight.

In Class:

  • Mythology Test
  • Begin background notes on The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • Continue reading The Odyssey: Books 1-4: Due Wed./Thurs., May 5-6
Mon. 5/3/21 In-class reading
Tues. 5/4/21 AP HUG TEST: No Class
Wed./
Thurs.
5/5/21–
5/6/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 1-4

In Class:

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

Assigned:

  • The Odyssey: Books 5-8 (Due Fri./Mon.)
Fri./
Mon.
5/7/21–
5/10/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 5-8

In Class:

  • Quiz:The Odyssey: Books 5-8
  • Discussion: The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • The Odyssey: Books 9-12 (Due Tues./Wed.)
Tues/
Wed.
5/11/21–
5/12/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 9-12

In Class:

  • Quiz:The Odyssey: Books 9-12
  • Discussion: The Odyssey

Assigned:

  • The Odyssey: Books 9-12 (Due Tues./Wed.)
Thurs./Fri. 5/13/21–
5/14/21
 
Mon./
Tues.
5/17/21–
5/18/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 13-16

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 13-16
Wed./
Thurs.
5/19/21–
5/20/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 17-19

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 17-19

Assigned:

  • The Odyssey: Books 20-24
Fri./
Mon.
5/21/21–
5/24/21

 

Tues./
Wed.
5/25/21–
5/26/21

Due:

  • The Odyssey: Books 20-24

In Class:

  • Quiz: The Odyssey: Books 20-24