Adv. Honors English I

Announcements Past Announcements

5/11/20: Ooops! Final Great Expecatations discussion has been moved to Wednesday

I forgot about the AP test most of you are taking tomorrow, so let's try to the discussion on Wednesday, May 13, at 11am. Let me know if there's another conflict I'm overlooking. Good luck tomorrow!

 

5/10/20: Final Great Expecatations discussion has been moved to Tuesday

Sorry for the late notice, but I need to move the literature discussion scheduled for tomorrow, May 11. I hope this doesn't inconvenience any of you who are planning to show up. I look forward to our final discussion. :)

 

5/7/20: Grades Update

I have updated grades in Skyward, so you should be able to see your current standing for the semester. I recorded everyone's grammar test so you could see how you did, but I only counted it if it increased your average.

 

For those of you who want to bring up your grade, you will need to turn in your research paper by next Friday, May 15. If you have questions about it as you finish it up, feel free to ask. I have posted a place for you to submit it and your revised outline on TurnItIn.com, so you can submit them at any time. If your paper is ready, there's no need to wait. You will not need to submit anything but the paper and teh revised outline (no source cards or note cards need to be submitted). Be sure all of the sources you used are still in the OneDrive folder we set up in class.

 

I will also be giving credit to those of you who have been keeping up with the optional assignments. Some of you have done an excellent job in doing the extra work. I hope you feel that it has benefitted you.

 

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! :)

 

Assignments

Day Date Assignment Due/Lesson Plan
Tues. 1/7/20

WELCOME BACK!

In Class:

  • Hand out PSAT tests
  • Discuss upcoming County CFA (next Wed./Thurs)
  • Discuss research paper topics

Assigned:

  • Read research handout: Intro and sources
  • Choose one movie and two backup movies for your research topic. You can start signing up tomorrow and Thursday, 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.
  • EOLang p. 343-346: Ex. 1, Ex. 2, Rev. A
  • EOLang p. 497-498: Parallel Structure: Read page 497 and complete Ex. 7 at the top of page 498
Wed. &
Thurs.
1/8/19
-1/9/20

Thursday: Club Rotation C

Due:

In Class:

  • Check/discuss grammar assignments
  • Discuss finding website and database sources (see the Intro and sources handout)
  • Research database and website sources to check if topic is viable

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 347-52: Rev. B and C, Ex. 3, Rev. D
  • Confirm research topic
Fri. 1/10/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 347-52: Rev. B and C, Ex. 3, Rev. D

In Class:

  • Check/discuss grammar assignments
  • Confirm topics/discuss and research questions
  • Distribute TKAM books

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 353-4: Chapter Review
  • TKAM Vocabulary: Chaps. 1-11 (see handout). Look up parts of speech and definitions for all words. Complete practice and mastery assigned on Vocabulary.com (TKAM 1-11). The longer lists that are assigned will be extra credit, but you must achieve mastery on the lists to receive the credit. Quiz next Friday(?)
  • Read TKAM chapters 1-5. Due next Friday
Mon. 1/13/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 353-4: Chapter Review

In Class:

  • Check/discuss grammar assignment
  • Discuss grammar test
  • Set up folder to submit research

Assigned:

  • Continue reading TKAM 1-5 (due Friday)
  • Continue Vocabulary.com work (TKAM 1-11 practice and mastery due Friday)
  • Continue finding research sources. Save at least 8 valid sources into your research folder. Due Friday, Jan. 31.
Tues. 1/14/20

In Class:

  • GRAMMAR TEST: Chapter 12: Colons and Semicolons

Assigned:

  • Continue reading TKAM 1-5 (due Friday)
  • Continue Vocabulary.com work (TKAM 1-11 practice and mastery due Friday)
  • Continue finding research sources. Save at least 8 valid sources into your research folder. Due Friday, Jan. 31.
  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2 (Due Friday)
Wed. &
Thurs.
1/15/19
- 1/16/20

Thursday: Club Rotation D

ENGLISH I TNREADY TEST: County CFA

Fri. 1/17/20

Due:

  • Reading: TKAM 1-5
  • Vocabulary.com work (TKAM 1-11 practice and mastery)
  • EOLang p. 146-148: Ex. 1-2

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-5

Assigned:

  • TKAM Chapters 6-11
  • Study for vocabulary quiz
  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5, Rev. A
Mon. 1/20/20 MLK Jr. Day: No School
Tues. 1/21/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 151-154: Ex. 4-5, Rev. A

In Class:

  • Vocabulary Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 1-11
  • Check grammar

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 156-158: Ex. 6-7
Wed. 1/22/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 156-158: Ex. 6-7

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6
Thurs. 1/23/20

Due:

  • TKAM Chapters 6-11
  • EOLang p. 158-159: Rev. B & C; p. 321-323: Ex: 5-6

In Class:

  • Quiz: TKAM Chaps. 6-11

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 161-163: Chapter Test Review: A-C
  • Read TKAM Chaps. 12-22 (Due Fri.)
  • Complete handout: TKAM Figures of Speech (Due Mon.)
Fri. 1/24/20

Homecoming!

No class today.

Mon. 1/27/20

Due:

Assigned:

Tues. &
Wed.
1/28/19
- 1/29/20

Tuesday: Club Rotation E

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Complete tone worksheet 2
  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Complete reading TKAM Chaps. 12-22
Thurs. 1/30/20 ½ Day for Students: No Class
Fri. 1/31/20

Due:

  • Research sources: Be sure you have 8 valid sources saved into the OneDrive folder that you shared with me. You must have at least 2 database sources and at least 2 website sources. Be sure your files are PDFs (not .docs) and that you label them with a number, type of source, and last name of the critic: 01_Data_Ebert. This was assigned on January 14.
  • TKAM Chaps. 12-22
  • Tone worksheet 2
  • EOLang p. 168-171: Ex. 2, 3, 4, 5

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Read allegory worksheet and complete as much as you can. You will probably have difficulty with some of the passages, but try to come in with some ideas to discuss.
  • Continue reading. The remainder of the novel is due Tuesday.
  • EOLang p. 171-175: Rev. A, Ex. 6, Rev. B, Ex. 7
Mon. 2/3/20

Due:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D
Tues. 2/4/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 179-180: Ex. 9, Rev. D
  • TKAM Chaps. 23-31

In Class:

Assigned:

Wed. &
Thurs.
2/5/19

Due:

Assigned:

  • Study for the TKAM unit test
  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review (Due Wed./Thurs.)
Thurs. &
Fri.
2/6/20
-2/7/20

FLOOD DAYS (with some snow!): No School

Mon. 2/10/20

Even block day: Club Rotation A

Due:

Assigned:

  • Study for the TKAM unit test
  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review (Due Wed./Thurs.)
Tues. 2/11/20

In Class:

  • 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.
  • Read through your sources briefly and try to jot down brief notes on what your sources say is good or bad about your movie. 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 Tuesday.
  • Also, use class time to complete your grammar test review and to study for your TKAM unit test.

Assigned:

  • Finish EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review (Due Wed./Thurs.)
  • Study for the TKAM unit test
  • Continue reading sources and taking preliminary notes
  • Formulate a working thesis and outline. Come in on Tuesday with a printed out copy of your working title, thesis, and outline. 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.

Wed.

(Odd Block)

2/12/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review

In Class:

  • TEST: To Kill a Mockingbird

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test
  • Continue reading sources and taking preliminary notes
Thurs. 2/13/20 FLOOD DAY: No School
Fri. 2/14/20

Schedule for today (See assignments from Wed.)

2nd Period: 8:00 – 9:10 (70 minutes)

7th Period: 9:15 – 10:25 (70 minutes)

4th Period: 10:30 – 11:40 (70 minutes)

5th Period: 11:45 – 1:25 (100 minutes)

  • Group A Lunch 11:45 – 12:10
  • Group B Lunch 12:10 – 12:35
  • Group C Lunch 12:35 – 1:00
  • Group D Lunch 1:00 – 1:25

6th Period: 1:30 – 3:00 (90 minutes)

Mon. 2/17/20 PRESIDENTS DAY: No School
Tues. 2/18/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 187-189: Chapter Review

In Class:

  • Review for grammar test
  • Bring in whatever work you have done on your thesis and outline. I know I told you earlier that it was due today, but I thought having one more day to discuss it in class might help. You should have at least a working thesis today so that you can get some feedback on whether you are on the right track or not.
  • Begin discussing source cards, note cards, and MLA citations

Assigned:

  • Formulate a working thesis and outline. Come in on Wednesday/Thursday with a printed out copy of your working title, thesis, and outline. 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.

Wed. &

Thurs.
2/19/16
-2/20/20

Thursday: Club Rotation B

Due:

  • Formulate a working thesis and outline. Come in with a printed out copy of your working title, thesis, and outline. 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.

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 223-226: Ex. 1 and 2
  • Source cards: be sure that your cards are different colors, have the correct citations, and also have different source card numbers. I will check 3 cards in class on Friday
Fri. 2/21/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 223-226: Ex. 1 and 2
  • Source cards: be sure that your cards are different colors, have the correct citations, and also have different source card numbers. I will check 3 cards in class

In Class:

  • Turn in and get feedback on 3 source cards
  • Begin working on note cards. You should have taken notes on all of your sources by next Tuesday.

Assigned:

  • Note cards. Be sure to get the cards you need in class. Complete note cards for all of your sources by Tuesday. I will check note cards from 2 different sources on Monday.
  • EOLang p. 227-230: Ex. 3, Ex. 4, Rev. A, Rev. B
Mon. 2/24/20

Due:

  • Note cards from 2 different sources.
  • EOLang p. 227-230: Ex. 3, Ex. 4, Rev. A, Rev. B

In Class:

  • Check grammar
  • Continue taking notes on note cards

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 231-235: Rev. C, D, and E, Ex. 5
  • Take notes on all sources (Due Wed./Thurs.)
Tues. 2/25/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 231-235: Rev. C, D, and E, Ex. 5

In Class:

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 236 Ex. 6, Rev. F
  • Do Who/Whom Practice Sheet to study for quiz over who/whom.
  • Begin choosing poems and getting them approved (Approval due TBD)
Wed. &
Thurs.
2/26/20
-2/27/20

Thursday: Club Rotation C

Report to Computer Lab: 1st Period--Library Computer Lab, 4th and 6th Periods--Lab 227

Due:

In Class:

Assigned:

  • Study for who/whom quiz
  • Continue work on a draft of the first body paragraph. Due Monday.
Fri. 2/28/20

In Class:

  • Quiz: Who and Whom
  • Continue working on a draft of the first body paragraph or work on grammar exercises that are due Monday.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 237-239 Rev. G, Ex. 7
  • Continue working on a 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 Monday.
Mon. 3/2/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 237-239 Rev. G, Ex. 7
  • 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 Monday.

Assigned:

  • EOLang p. 240: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence): Due Friday
Tues. 3/3/20

Election Day: No School

Wed. &
Thurs.
3/4/20
-3/5/20

In Class:

  • TNReady writing assessment practice
Fri. 3/6/20

End of 3rd Quarter

In Class:

  • Work on grammar assignments and research paper.

Assigned:

  • Finish EOLang p. 240: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence)
  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review #1-45 (Rewrite the entire sentence in Ex. D)
Mon. 3/9/20

Due:

  • EOLang p. 240: Ex. 8 (Rewrite the entire sentence)
  • EOLang p. 241-243: Chapter Review #1-45 (Rewrite the entire sentence in Ex. D)

In Class:

  • Discuss research paper progress
  • Check grammar

Assigned:

  • Review grammar and continue drafting your research paper
Tues. 3/10/20

In Class:

  • Finish checking grammar work
  • Review for grammar test
  • Continue working on research paper

Assigned:

  • Study for grammar test. If you want extra practice, try the Diagnostic Preview at the beginning of the chapter.
Wed. 3/11/19

In Class:

  • Grammar Test: Chapter 7: Using Pronouns Test
Thurs. 3/12/20

½ Day for Students: No Class

Fri. 3/13/20

In Class::

Mon.-Fri. 3/16/20
-3/20/20
SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR CORONAVIRUS
Mon. 3/23/20
-3/27/20
SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR CORONAVIRUS
Mon.-Fri. 3/30/16-
4/3/20

SPRING BREAK: No School

Mon. 4/6/20

RCS April 6-10 Assignment:

  • RCS April 6-10 Individual Learning Module
    This is the county's optional assignment. It is basically a TNReady type of assignment with an article to read, three analysis quesitons to answer, and an essay writing prompt.
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS April 6-10: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

We will start with some background assignments. These are designed to help you understand the novel when you begin reading.

  • Vocabulary.com: I've assigned your the vocabulary list for Part I of the novel (the first 19 chapters), and it includes 50 words. Try to at least complete the Practice, but feel free to complete Mastery. :) I'll be completing these lists right along with you.
  • Historical Information: It helps to know a little about the time period you will be reading about, especially if you don't know anything about Victorian England. I've included some videos and links below for you to find out more about England in the mid- to late 1800s. Especially pay attention to the class structure of the day. This is essential to understanding the motivations of the main character in this novel.
  • Biographical Information: It also helps to know a little about the author of the book you are reading, especially when that author is Charles Dickens. He is truly one of the most influential authors in all of literature. He's a fascinating person, so at least watch a couple of the shorter videos about his life.

I'll be adding more to the resources and to the assignments, but this is a good place to start. I will assign reading later this week. If you are coming tomorrow to pick up materials at CMS, then you can add this novel to the list, and we'll check one out to you. There are also plenty of places to access free, online copies of the book. I've listed those below. Check back here every day if you want to keep up with this novel study. And of couse, please email me if you have any questions. I'm especially available during school hours and will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Fri. 4/10/20

GOOD FRIDAY

Watch this short... well... 7-minute video of ME (also posted above) delivering a personal message and an explanation of where we are going from here. You should be able to watch it if you are logged into your RCS Office 365 account. Also, check out the Teams App in Office 365. You should have gotten an email that I added you to a team. Teams is where I'll be posting some of the resources for this class, and it's what we'll use to have some live discussions, so make sure you have access, and if you don't, let me know, and we'll figure it out.

Mon.

4/13/20

RCS April 13-17 Assignment:

  • RCS April 13-17 Instructional Guide
    This is the county's optional assignment. It is basically a TNReady type of assignment with an article to read, three analysis questions to answer, and an essay writing prompt. You'll recognize the story on this one. :)
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS April 13-17: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Assigned:

  • Continue Vocabulary.com assignment for chapters 1-19. I changed the due date to next Sunday.
  • GE Chapters 1-2 due tomorrow. Use the discussion questions to guide your thinking and help you generate some ideas to discuss in our online discussion.
  • GE Chapters 1-10 due Friday. Use the study questions to guide you. Also, the website Discovering Dickens gives some excellent summaries and notes to assist your reading. It also provides a good deal of background material, too, if you are interested.
  • Watch my video on the literary terms for GE and background notes on Victorian England

Tues.

4/14/20

Assigned:

Wed. 4/15/16

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 1-3 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.
Fri. 4/17/16

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams:

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 1-10 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 11-19 due Tuesday, April 21
  • Study questions over GE Chapters 11-19. Use these to guide your reading and to spark your thinking for our online discussions and ongoing conversations in Teams.

Mon.

4/20/20

Office hours in MicroSoft Teams:

  • Online "office hours" @ 10:30am (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

RCS April 20-24 Assignment (optional):

  • RCS April 20-24 Instructional Guide
    This is the county's optional assignment. It includes a speech to read, three analysis questions to answer, and an essay writing prompt.
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS April 20-24: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment (optional):

  • Continue reading and working on study questions. Chapters 11-19 are due tomorrow.
  • Post questions, responses, or important passages in the Teams online converstions
  • Plan to come to the online discussion over Chapter 11-19 tomorrow @ 11:00-11:30am

Tues.

4/21/20

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment (optional):

Due:

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 11-19 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 20-26 due Friday, April 24
  • Study questions over GE Chapters 20-26. Use these to guide your reading and to spark your thinking for our online discussions and ongoing conversations in Teams.
  • Continue work on Vocabulary.com
Fri. 4/24/20

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

  • GE Chapters 20-26

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 20-26 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 27-35 due Tuesday, April 28
  • Continue work on Vocabulary.com
  • Study questions over GE Chapters 27-35.
Mon. 4/27/20

Office hours in MicroSoft Teams:

  • Online "office hours" @ 10:30am (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

RCS April 27-May 1 Assignment (optional):

  • RCS April 27-May 1 Instructional Guide
    This is the county's optional assignment. It includes an article to read, three analysis questions to answer, and an essay writing prompt.
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS April 27: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.

Optional Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Assigned:

  • Continue reading GE Chapters 27-35. Due tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary.com: GE Chapters 40-50
Tues. 4/28/20

Optional Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

  • GE Chapters 27-35

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 27-35 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 36-39 due Friday, May 1
Fri. 5/1/20

Optional Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

  • GE Chapters 36-39

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 36-39 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 40-48 due Tuesday, May 5
Mon. 5/4/20

RCS May 4 Assignment (optional):

  • RCS May 4 Instructional Guide
    This is the county's optional assignment.
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS May 4: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.

Optional Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Assigned:

  • Continue reading GE Chapters 27-35. Due tomorrow.
  • Continue Vocabulary.com: GE Chapters 40-59
Tues. 5/5/20

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

  • GE Chapters 40-48

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 40-48 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.

Assigned:

  • GE Chapters 49-59 due Monday, May 11
Mon. 5/11/20

Attention! The Great Expecatations discussion has been moved to tomorrow morning!

RCS May 11 Assignment (optional):

  • RCS May 11 Instructional Guide
    This is the county's optional assignment. It includes an article to read, some analysis questions to answer, and an essay writing prompt.
  • Format: Complete this assignment in MS Word. Include the analysis questions at the top, and then follow these responses with your essay. Your analysis responses do not have to be formal paragraphs, but you should answer in complete sentences. For your essay, remember to include a clear thesis, strong topic sentences, and a conclusion. Also, remember to use your sentence openers for syntactic variety, and try to use a colon and semicolon at least one time in your writing.
  • Upload your document to TurnItIn.com. I have named the assignment "RCS May 11: Individual Learning Module," and I set the due date as next Monday, but you can turn it in anytime.
Tues. 5/12/20

Good luck on the AP HuG test!

Wed. 5/13/20

Great Expecations (GE) Novel Assignment:

Due:

  • GE Chapters 49-59
  • You finished!

Meeting in MicroSoft Teams

  • Final Online Discussion@11am: Great Expectations: Chapters 49-59 (30 minutes)
    Access the meeting at Microsoft Teams. Email me if you have trouble accessing our Teams page.
Thurs. 5/14/20

Due:

Fri. 5/15/20

Due:

Mon. 5/18/20

Due:

Tues. 5/19/20

Due:

Wed. 5/20/20

Due:

Thurs. 5/21/20 Final Exams: No Class
Fri. 5/22/20 Final Exams: No Class
Mon. 5/25/20 MEMORIAL DAY: No School
Tues. 5/26/20 Teacher Work Day: No School
Wed. 5/27/20 Last Day for Students: 8am-10:00am

 

Great Expectations Resources

  • Free Online Books
  • Barham Videos
    • Literary Terms for Great Expectations

       

    • Background: Victorian England and Charles Dickens

       

  • Background
    • Charles Dickens Short Biographies

      BBC Animation

      This short video gives you a very quick look at his life. It's a nice little summary.

       

      The following videos go a little further into Dickens and his work, describing what makes him so important and entertaining. They repeat each other a little, but they give you a feeling of his work and what was important to him.

       

      LITERATURE: Charles Dickens (10:38)

       

      Why Should You Read Charles Dickens? (5:16)

       

      Charles Dickens: The Greatest Victorian Novelist (17:22)