Wednesday, December 10, 2014

R&J Book Test Study Guide



Shakespeare Life and Times  3pts
1.  What year was Shakespeare born in?
2.  What theater is often associated with Shakespeare?
3.  Name one common belief or superstition during the Elizabethan Era.

Shakespearean Sonnets  2pts
1.  Define a quatrain:
2.  What is the rhyme scheme?


Metaphor and Conceit:Identify and Analyze 5pts
(5.3.101-108)

Translate to Elizabethan English 1pt
It is yours.

Literary Terms: Define and provide and Example 6pts
1.  Soliloquy
2.  Oxymoron
3.  Pun



Short Essay Question Choose only 1 10pts
1-3 paragraphs.  Cite specific examples from the play to support your thesis.  Circle which essay you choose.

a. Is Juliet in love with love/hate/death?  Is Romeo? Do their affections reflect their personality, situation, or both?
b.  Do fate, human error, or both drive the play’s outcome?  Explain. (Refer to the play only, NOT the movie).
c.  How does Shakespeare empower Juliet as one who casts aside traditional female roles?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Report Format and Sample

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE GOOGLE DOC.

LINK: BOOK REPORT FORMAT

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Reminders: Group Project Links

Please check the following link for independent book project options:
INDEPENDENT BOOK PROJECTS

Lord of the Flies: WebQuest Page 1
Annie John: Magazine Page 2
Horror/Mystery/Suspense/Gothic themed
books: Board Game Page 3
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE: COMIC BOOK Page 4
Like Water for Chocolate and Of Love and 
Other Demons: Page 5
Children’s Book


AND, Original Sonnet is due Monday, typed.
AND, finish reading Act 3 and complete Act 2 Study Guide to avoid reading quiz.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Romeo and Juliet



R&J Unit: 11.17-12.12

READING SCHEDULE, due Friday, Nov 14th, ACT 1, scenes 1-3;
Monday, Nov 17th, ACT 1, scenes 4-5; Thursday, Nov 20th, ACT 2, scenes 1-3;
Monday, Nov 24th, ACT 2, scenes 4-6
Monday, Dec 1st, ACTs 3 and 4; READING QUIZ Friday, Dec 5th ACT 5 For each act note metaphors, motifs, figurative language.

WEEK 1: 11.17
WEEK 2: 11.24
WEEK 3: 12.1
WEEK 4: 12.8
Shakespeare Life and Times
-Elizabethan Era
--Chain of Being
--Beliefs and Superstitions
--Theater and Performance
--Elizabethan Language
-Biography

Sonnets
-background/history
-themes
-rhyme and meter
Original Sonnet due 12.1

Shakespearean Insults
-prepare

Romeo and Juliet
-Vocabulary QUIZ 11.21
-setting/background
ACT 1, scene 1
-dramatic reading
TERMS-pun, soliloquy, conceit, oxymoron, malapropism, irony

Character Squares Assignment
-character chart, too
DUE 12.10
Romeo and Juliet

ACT 1 Review
-characterization

ACT 2 Review
-Queen Mab
-”He jests at scars that never felt a wound”
-Balcony Scene
--dramatic reading
--imagery motif of Juliet
---light, celestial bodies, animal, death

WEDNESDAY (minimum day)
Independent Book Projects
-options, examples
-book report requirement
DUE date of FINAL, with group work day DEC 15th




THANKSGIVING BREAK
Romeo and Juliet

Sonnet Quaker Share

Finish Review ACT 2
-Juliet as empowered female
--insists upon her own terms
--goes against parents
--loves the enemy
--J handler, R bird
-translate Friar Soliloquy

Review ACT 3
-irony
-Mercutio Language and meaning
-Types of Love
-Character Chart Check In

Review ACT 4 -Reading Quiz
-Are R&J in love with death?
TWO WORLDS
--R is romantic; love is a vehicle, fate controls him; “Fortune’s Foil;” pre-party vision
--J defies tradition and parents; forbidden love; controls own destiny; death is an escape; death becomes her suitor

-(3.5.98-), (4.3.15-)

MOVIE
Romeo and Juliet

ACT 5 Review
-Fate versus Human error
-the ending!

WATCH end of MOVIE/PLAY

Thesis: Juliet is fearless because she gets strength from righteous love.

Work on Character Squares

Book Test 12.11 & 12.12










REMINDER:
Independent Book Projects
-options, examples
-book report requirement
DUE date of FINAL, with group work day DEC 15th

Vocabulary QUIZ 11.21; Original Sonnet due 12.1; Character Squares due 12.10; Independent Projects due 12.15

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.10, 11.12-11.14

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
Book Test
-you may use/refer to pre-written paragraphs as needed; only on part 2.

WEDNESDAY
Finish exam
SSR
-no journal entry

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Get Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Life and Times
-Elizabethan Language

Sonnets
-rhyme and meter
HW READ ACT 1, scenes 1-3 for FRIDAY;
AND, Original Sonnet due 12.1


Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.3-11.7

This week marks the end of grading period 2, semester 1.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Chapter 8, "The Last Night," events, confirm timeline of events.
Devices: pathetic fallacy-how does Stevenson build suspense?
Symbols: cheval glass-the symbolism and quotation "This glass has seen some strange things, sir"
Identify loaded language
HW Read Chapter 9 for TUESDAY, begin reading Chapter 10

Review Chapter 9, piece together more of the timeline
Paired Quote Analysis Practice
HW Read Chapter 10 for Thursday and write 3-level Questions

WEDNESDAY
Mask Gallery
SSR 

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
3-level Question Pair Swap and Share
Review and complete timeline of events
Comment on insertion of words associated with two/double
Quote Analysis
Book Test Study Guide
-Quotations and Victorian Letter prompt
HW Study over the weekend for a book test on MONDAY.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.27-10.31

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY
House Principal presentations/survey

TUESDAY
Chapter 5 Reading Quiz
Review Chapter 4:
-allusions
-symbolism (add to s/m/t)
Mask Assignment: DUE Tuesday, NOV 4th
HW Read Chapters 6 and 7 for THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY
SSR #12

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Review Chapters 5, 6, 7
-create a timeline of events
-looking closely at dense language
-returning to the gothic theme
--practice with the short answer using quotations from Chapter 8
HW Read Chapter 8 for Friday;
AND, Reading Chapter 9 for TUESDAY, NOV 4th/MASK DUE, too!


NEXT
Skip Group Paragraph and Quick Draw (Save for another book)
Mask Gallery
Prepare for Book Test
-short answer IDs; Victorian Letter; Vocabulary and Allusions

Sunday, October 19, 2014

UPDATE Weekly Agenda 10.20-10.24

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY and TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
Vocabulary Quiz: Matching and Fill in the Blank
Finish discussing "The Victorian Times" piece: JOURNAL #10: answer questions
Dream Analysis
Review Chapters 2 and 3: "In Search of Mr. Hyde:" 3Q discussion
-symbols-->motifs-->theme


  • will
  • wine: intoxication/addiction
  • bondage (captivity, enslavement, restraint)
  • hide: escapism
  • light and dark (shadow, fire)
  • duality
HW Read Chapter 3 for Tuesday, and Chapter 4 for Thursday.



THURSDAY 
SSR #11

FRIDAY
-swap with a neighbor and have them respond to your questions
-chart timeline of events
-quotation analysis: practice embedding evidence into your analysis while using transitional expressions and active verbs.

Review handout
Review plot and timeline
Mask assignment
Concept Circles, vocabulary that suits idea of gothic.
HW Read Chapter 5 for MONDAY (reading quiz)





Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde READING SCHEDULE

READ
Chapter 1 for Thursday, Oct 16
Chapter 2 for Monday, Oct 20th (Vocabulary Quiz)
Chapter 3 for Tuesday, Oct 21st
Chapter 4 for Thursday, Oct 23rd
Chapter 5 for Monday, Oct 27th (Reading Quiz)
Chapter 6 for Tuesday, Oct 28th
Chapter 7 for Thursday, Oct 30th
Chapter 8 for Friday, Oct 31st
Chapter 9 for Tuesday, Nov 4th
Chapter 10 for Thursday, Nov 6th (Book TEST)

Weekly Agenda 10.13-10.17

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Sentence Portrait
Review Essay

Collect Demian and distribute Jekyll and Hyde (5th pd, borrow from book room)
Stevenson Bio
-the times
-allusions and footnotes
-vocabulary (Quiz, next MONDAY)
--inventory and fun sheet
Chapter 1: Mr. Utterson-characterization, is he a reliable narrator?
-syntax, diction, semi-colon use, dialogue.
HW See Reading Schedule

WEDNESDAY
SSR #9

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
"The Victorian Times"
-article and elaboration
-question and discussion
Review Chapter 1 3Qs
-literary devices?
HW See Reading Schedule


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.6-10.10



Demian 

MONDAY
Handout: Chap. 5-7 T-graph
-turn in
HW Make sure you finish the book for tomorrow.

TUESDAY
Review Handout and Chapter 7
-allusions and vocabulary
Sentence Portrait instructions

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#8

THURSDAY
Quaker Share: Sentence Portrait
Chapter 8: Read and review ending.  Interpret and apply to Jungian theory.
HW Growing Picture due tomorrow!

FRIDAY
Growing Picture Gallery
Journal #9: Timed Writing

NEXT
Continue to read Independent Reading 
Jekyll and Hyde-check for reading schedule


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.29-10.3

DEMIAN
--end of grading period this week, Oct. 3rd--

MONDAY 
Peer Edit Dream Analysis Paragraphs
-check for parts: is evidence suitable, sufficient to support complex topic?
--how do you know?
-work on transitional expressions, embedding smaller chunks of quotations
--what can the writer improve immediately, work on in the long terms; what did they do well?

Review Chapter 5: allusions, vocabulary
HW Typed paragraph due WEDNESDAY to TURNITIN.com; Journals due tomorrow.

TUESDAY
Collect Journals: self-graded, complete table of contents
Cont' discussing Chapters 5 and 6: allusions, vocabulary

WEDNESDAY
NO journal entry
SSR: where are you at in your outside reading book?
HW Don't forget to upload paragraphs tonight!

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Review Chapter 7: allusions, vocabulary
3-level Question discussion, for credit

What's your Growing Picture going to be?
-Due next THURSDAY--Gallary Walk

Fun Stuff: Dream Interpretation; Freudian Test; Sentence Portrait
HW FINISH Demian for MONDAY, if you haven't already.  Work sheet on Monday: T-graph Collect and Connect for chapters 5,6,7.  Review Jungian notes.





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.22-9.24, 9.26

Demian 

MONDAY-TUESDAY
VOCAB QUIZ

Continue allusions for Chapter 4
-visuals-see power point
-read passages from book as they complement visuals

Read Chapter 5 for TUESDAY; Chapter 6 for MONDAY.  You will probably start to imagine what your complete Growing Picture will turn into.

WEDNESDAY
SSR #6

THURSDAY
Happy Rosh Hashanah

FRIDAY
Group Analysis
-draft an outline explaining what each symbol in Sinclair's dream means
-tie each symbol to Sinclair's character
-predict future developments based on his character
Individual Analysis
-draft a paragraph: How does Sinclair's dream reflect how he straddles two worlds; and, how the pull of each world in necessary for his development?
--use most of your evidence from the dream: use Jungian/Freudian ideas when appropriate
--include transitional expressions to tie together ideas
--practice writing a concluding statement that articulates implication of dream for Sinclair, and dreams for humanity.
HW Type your paragraph (follow elaborate TAC), use proper MLA and submit to turnitin.com by Wednesday, October 1st by 11:59pm.

MONDAY 9/29
Peer Edit
Dream Interpretation
-Freud Test
Review Chapters 5 and 6
HW Work on Dream Paragraph; Journals will be due next week, make sure they are up to date: 6 entries...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Demian Reading Schedule

Ausstellung zu Hermann Hesses „Demian“Gunter B√∂hmer
Please see Weekly Agenda for daily homework and activities

Read
Chapter 1 due 9.8
Chapter 2 due 9.11
Chapter 3 due 9.15
Chapter 4 due 9.18 (reading quiz)
Chapter 5 due 9.23
Chapter 6 due 9.26
Chapter 7 due 9.30
Chapter 8 due 10.3

Weekly Agenda 9.8-9.12, 9.15-9.19

DEMIAN

Please see Demian reading schedule.

9.8-9.12
9.15-9.19
MONDAY-TUESDAY
Hesse Biography
-individuation, archetype (literary motif): shadow, anima/animus, persona, self
Chapter 1 Notes: paradox, allusions -prodigal son; Vocabulary
3Q class Discussion
Notes: Venn Diagram-Two Worlds
HW See Reading Schedule, chap 2 due Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #4
-sign up book title

THURSDAY
Chapter 2 Notes: allusions, vocabulary
3Q class Discussion
-motifs: identity crisis
T.A.C. analysis practice (translate-analyze-conclude)
Review Growing Picture symbols
HW See Reading Schedule, chap 3 due Monday; bring SSR books tomorrow. and Monday.

FRIDAY
HANDOUT A &B: Extended collect and connect, see Journal Option “C” in your packet; choose a quotation from Chapters 1-3 in Demian: T.A.C.
MONDAY
Exchange Collect and Connect Handouts, peer response to analysis, sign name.
Respond to B: What is the nature of Demian and Sinclair’s friendship?  What symbols represent them?  Write a thorough explanation with evidence.
Finished Writing?  Silently read either independent book or Demian.
HW  See Reading Schedule, chap 4 due Thursday

TUESDAY
Chapter 3 Notes: allusions, vocabulary
3Q class Discussion
Review Handout, character analysis-turn in for grade.
Review Symbols, Motif, Theme

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #5

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Reading Quiz
Chapter 4 Notes: allusions, vocabulary handout
Story of Dante and Beatrice…
What is dream analysis?
“Dream Paragraph” Handout
-group work (save for next week)
HW See Reading Schedule, chap 5 due Tuesday



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.2-9.5

TWO WORLDS: DEMIAN  by Hermann Hesse

TUESDAY
Collect Kindred Quiz
Review Butler Interview Essay: Basic Essay Structure
-what's missing, add essentials
Closing conversation: reflect on success and failure of your education regarding the African American's experience --connect to Two Worlds.
NO HW( make sure you have an independent book for SSR)

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
Journal #3

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Distribute Demian books
See Reading Schedule
-Hesse Biography
-Growing Picture Assignment
Read aloud
--Practice T.A.C
HW Thursday's Homework for MONDAY, reading Chapter 1 and write 3Qs in Demian notes.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Agenda 8.25-8.29

KINDRED by Octavia Butler

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Quaker Share Journal Entry #1 excerpt
-final share credit for this text, final self grade

KINDRED
-characterization, structure (time travel, genre) dialogue
-create 3Qs for Kindred
--class discussion;
-review figurative language: Figurative Language Graphic Organizer
-characterization (dynamic, static, foil), irony, metaphor, simile, imagery, personification/pathetic fallacy, digression, conflict/parallel conflicts, hyperbole, symbol, motif, theme, etc.
HW find evidence in Kindred of two or more kinds of figurative language; answer, how
 do these devices enhance the story.  Prepare for THURSDAY.

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
Journal Entry #2
THURSDAY
Review homework
Group-Class discussion: How does time travel work in Kindred; why does Butler use it (rather than some other device); and, is it a metaphor for slavery?  Does it make Butler's message more persuasive?
HW Complete literary terms quiz to be turned in for a grade, for MONDAY; it is 

recommended that you attach a typed or handwritten copy of your answers.

FRIDAY
Read Octavia Butler Interview
-respond to prompt
Find language to share aloud
-Quaker Share on excerpts that are related to the Two Worlds theme.

FREEWRITE 

Paragraph explaining the successes and failures of your education in 

regards to the Af. Am. slave's experience; compare/contrast them to what you learn 

from Butler's novel.

DO NOT turn in to turnitin.com.