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NOTE: We will try to present our Transcendental Societies this week, but we have a lot of catching up to do with each other for the Critical Analysis and Writing Workshop Units, and I still need you to help me with the Xmas bags for the homeless, so we may opt to present the societies after break.
Monday, Dec. 15 1. Critical Analysis: Discuss Lot's Wife in groups, then in whole class 2. Writing Workshop: Style
HW: Huck Finn Lit Circles (HFLC) #1 due Friday
Wednesday, Dec. 17 1. Recap everything that has happened since I've been gone: review Critical Analysis and Writing Workshop BRING ALL YOUR WORK FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING WORKSHOP TO CLASS!!! (The stuff that Mr. Dake has not collected) 2. Xmas bags
HW: HFLC #1 due next time, Friday!
Friday, Dec. 19 1. HFLC 1 2. Xmas bags
HAVE A GREAT WINTER BREAK!!!!!
Tuesday, Nov. 18
1. Review Romantic texts: Poe, Emerson, Thoreau 2. Review Transcendental assignments 3. Part of the class will be devoted to you working on your Transcendental Societies, so please bring whatever materials you need to do that: make your flag, write your explanations, make your pamphlet, etc.
HW: Finish Transcendental Journals
Thursday, Nov. 29 1. Transcendental Journals due 2. Nature walk 3. Work on Transcendental Societies 4. Share Transparent Eyeball poems
Monday, Dec. 1
1. Library: Huckleberry Finn 2. Review Aeries/Grades 3. Upcoming Events 4. Era Refresh 5. Realism Intro.
HW: 1. Transcendental Societies due Friday
Wednesday, Dec. 3 1. Begin Critical Analysis Unit 2. Work on Societies 3. Huck Finn Literature Circles prep 4. Prep for Friday absence re: Writing Workshop
HW: 1. Transcendental Societies due Friday!
Friday, Dec. 5 1. Transcendental Societies due 2. Critical Analysis in class: Dylan lyric 3. Writing Workshop #1: the thesis + Introduction
HW: 1. Critical Analysis: "The End of the Innocence" (attached below under Literature)
Thursday, Dec. 11 1. Critical Analysis: Compare Taxi and Flowers 2. Writing Workshp: bullet 3 under Supporting Paragraphs
HW: 1. Critical Analysis: Lot's Wife 2. Huck Finn Lit Circles #1 due next Friday
Literature: Early American Literature
Students MUST bring their textbooks to class EACH DAY to avoid losing Speaking and Listening points.
Students will learn to annotate their texts in preparation for a variety of uses such as small group and whole class discussion as well as Socratic Seminars, which focus on a critical and analytical approach to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading Rubrics should be attached to any reading/annotating assignment as indicated by the teacher.
We continue our study of Early American Literature with the Romantic eras by reading a series of nonfiction and primary essays and documents from the eras in our Literature textbook.
The Transcendental Society is a group project that students will work on in class in their groups on Wednesday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 14, and then in their groups outside of class after that. It is due on Friday, Dec. 5, the end of the week we return from Fall Break. No part of this assignment is intended to be done during the break. It can all be done before and after.
From Dec. 1 until the end of the semester, students can find the calendar for the class attached below. Students will begin the CCSS Argumentative Writing Process, begin the last Early American Literary Era, Realism, by reading Huckleberry Finn as an outside reading Literature Circles activity, and Red Badge of Courage in class. They will also complete Critical Analysis, an analytical poetry unit, and a Writing Workshop designed to help them improve the writing they have done so far this semester.
When assigned by teacher, writing for the class must be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight the day the hard copy is due in class.
Rubrics must be printed by student and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.
Students will be completing a Writing Workshop to revise all the essays they have written so far this semester. It will culminate with a final revision of one of these essays to be turned in at the end of the semester. The following attachments below will be required for all the Writing Workshop sessions: How to Write Like A Pro and Revision 101.
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Speaking and Listening points will be deducted for lack of materials, and students cannot actively learn the required material by sharing a book with another student.
All assignments must be typed!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MAKE-UP WORK AND AERIES GRADES: UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ME TO TURN IN LATE WORK, ALL NA'S WILL CHANGE TO 0'S IN AERIES AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. STUDENTS WILLING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH III CURRICULUM MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND THUS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN GRADES AND PROGRESS IN THE CLASS.