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Honors English III 2015 (Always go by author and title as we might have different page numbers)
Week 1 9/14-19

Monday: Expectations; course overview; discuss the amount of reading; wiki/blog/email. Pep talk on time management; adjusting to college pace rigor.

click "comment" on the blog post and write 5-7 sentences in Standard English. Hmk: Start the blog homework first. Then start reading the handout or if you have Volume A [which is not required] these title and pages: Winthrop A Model of Christian Charity, pp.166-67, 175-177; Bradstreet "Here Follows some Verses..." pp 232-233; Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands..." pp. 430-434; just charts (or table w/dots) and text around that in Franklin's Autobiography,pp. 534-535, 539; Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, Letter III only, pp. 605-614.

Tuesday: Academic Honesty. Review Early American Literature authors. Review blog comments. Community Text. Hmk: Read Hawthorne's short story, Young Goodman Brown, in Vol. B. Let's always look up title and author in the index and move forward). We will have a blog post to comment on about colonial literature.Time managment tip: get started on The Scarlet Letter, too.

Wednesday: Discuss Young Goodman Brown first part of class. Then Write 40 minutes handwritten essay (AP style prompt) This AP style prompt combines Tyler's novel with Foster's How to Read Literature Like a College Professor; review both prior to assessment. Hmk: Brainstorm a blog post that delineates what you think is an essential historic or cultural event or trend from 1623-1775 that American literary critics should know before coming up with a larger vision of the American character or American experience. Read a small section online (for free) from these two books: (1) pp.1-7 from http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Long-Strange-Conquistadors-Adventurers/dp/0312428324/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442148629&sr=1-1&keywords=a+voyage+long+and+strange (2) pp. 3-18 from http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Story-Courage-Community-War/dp/0143111973/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442148868&sr=1-1&keywords=mayflower+by+nathaniel+philbrick

Friday: Discuss Early American literature. Discuss Young Goodman Brown and Blog entries. Introduce The Scarlet Letter. Hmk: Read Chapters 1-7 of The Scarlet Letter in Volume B. NB: you do not have to read The Custom House Chapter on your own; I will summarize this in class.

Saturday: Pep talk on time management continues in context of first week. "Try your best, forget the rest" mindset to diminish stress. Discuss first seven chapters of Hawthorne's novel and its placement in American romanticism. Hmk: Read Chapters 8-16 of The Scarlet Letter. Create one AP style multiple choice questions (click on AP Exam Wiki Page for handout). Prepare for next week's vocabulary quiz on Unit 1.
Week 2 9/21-9/26

Tuesday: Discuss The Scarlet Letter, chapters 8-16. Hmk: Read Chapters 17-end, of The Scarlet Letter.

Wednesday: Vocabulary Assessment Unit 1 (Types of questions: fill in blank; reading comprehension, multiple choice, compose sentences showing meaning). Discuss The Scarlet Letter: Hmk: argue in a blog post about the best AP free response topic for The Scarlet Letter. Add your comment to the blog by 9pm on Thursday night for a small technology grade. NB: invest quality time and energy into this process as you are actually pre-writing elements of your upcoming paper.

Friday: Discuss The Scarlet Letter; American Romanticism. Work on The Scarlet Letter 4-6 page essay (due Wed. 9/30) Thoreau “Resistance to A Civil Government” in NAL(b):

Saturday: Discuss Thoreau; American Transcendentalism. Read Walden in NAL (volume b), Chapter 1; review from Honors English I: Walden Chapter 2; Emerson's Self Reliance essay. Prepare for next week's vocabulary quiz for Unit II.
Week 3 9/28-10/3

Tuesday: Unit II Vocabulary Assessment; discuss Walden and AP multiple choice questions. Read Chapter 3, 16, 17, and 18. Create two AP style multiple choice questions for Walden.

Wednesday: Hand in The Scarlet Letter paper in class or put it in my mailbox on Thursday. Discuss Walden. Hmk: Read Dickinson poems in NAL(b): # 214 "I Taste a Liquor," #324 "Some Keep the Sab.," #441 "This is my letter," #709 "Publication is the Auction," #1129 “Tell all the Truth…". Create two multiple choice questions for Dickinson.

Friday: Discuss Dickinson, American Existentialism; poetic devices; the American Aunt for modern poetry. Hmk: Read: #712 "Because I could not stop", #465 "I heard a fly buzz", #258 "There's a certain slant", #67 #280"I Felt a Funeral".

Saturday: Discuss Dickinson, etc. Hmk: #249 "Wild Nights", #1624 "Apparently with no surprise", #216 "Safe in the Alabaster", #754 My Life had stood".
Week 4 10/5-10/10 (Parents Weekend)

Tuesday: Romanticism; Transcendentalism; Dickinson discussions in class. Read more Dickinson in NAL(b): #1732 My Life Close Twice; # 449 "I Died for Beauty; # 632 The Brain is Wider than the Sky. I will also consider Dickinson poems of your choosing. Just email the class folder your selection.

Wednesday: Discuss Dickinson more. Introduce Whitman. Hmk: When Lilac Last, pp. 2282-2288; Song of Myself, p. 2210--2254. Bookmark this page and check out the information on this PBS show about Uncle Walt after your other work is completed: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/whitman/program/ Then click on this Youtube link that has a video portion that is no longer on the PBS page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOo4kqkhYag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX9dvpNKfqI&feature=relmfu

Friday (following the special schedule): Write 40 minute essay on a Dickinson poem that we did not discuss yet in class.

Hmk: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, pp. 2263-2267; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, pp. 2267-2272. Also review all three video segments of the PBS American Experience video of Whitman and respond to a blog post about it; we will place the link here at a later date: Let's have this post due by 9pm on Friday afternoon.

Saturday. Parents Weekend conferences; good luck in afternoon events! I may make a Whitman blog post, depending on depth and direction your conversation takes in middle of the week. Hmk: A Noiseless Patient Spider; Re-read Song of Myself, sections 51, 52. Prepare for next week's vocabulary quiz. Time Management tip: you may benefit from reading some Melville's story, Bartleby over the long weekend.
Week 5 10/12-10/16

Tuesday: (long weekend): take hike in nature as if you were Pearl.

Wednesday: Sit for the PSATs. Get some good sleep. Discuss more Melville. Hmk: read “Live Oak, with Moss” (II) p. 2296-2297. You can read ahead and still enjoy (if you prefer) Melville's short story, Bartleby the Scirvner.

Friday: Discuss Whitman; introduce Melville and Twain.

Saturday: Figures of Speech Quiz. See word document w/all the terms for the year; we emailed it to the folder before the Emily D AP Prompt. Reading Hmk: Review Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpt; Fredrick Douglass excerpt. Read Melville's short story, Bartleby the Scrivener.
Week 6 10/19-10/24

Tuesday (Grandparents Day); discuss Whitman and Melville. Hmk: Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpt; Fredrick Douglass excerpt.

Wednesday. More Twain: Vocabulary Quiz on Unit 3. hwk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) Intro – chapter 6. This reading is in Volume C edition! Hucklebery Finn is also on the internet.

Friday. Celebrate American Realism more. Discuss Huck Finn Chapters. hmk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 7-13

Saturday. Discuss Chapters 7-13 of Huckleberry Finnin NAL(c). Then write 40 min. AP Prompt on Twain. hwk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 14-19.
Week 7 10/26-10/31

Tuesday. More discussion on Huckleberry Finn; Ken Burns DVD. Hmk: Read 20-26.

Wednesday. Take Vocabulary Units 1-3 quiz. View some more of Ken Burns DVD; More Huckleberry Finn discussion. Hmk: Read 20-26.

Friday: Then discuss Huck. hwk: read chapters 27-33 of Huck Finn.

Saturday. Discuss Twain's legacy. Read to the end of Huck Finn. Exam reminder: you will compose three 40 min. essays; 1 hr. AP Style Mult. Ch. Total of three hours. Review texts and notes ahead of exam week.
Week 8 11/2-11/7

Tuesday. Discuss Twain and Kate Chopin's and The Awakening. hwk: Read The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapters 1-11.

Wednesday. Take Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz. Discuss The Awakening in NAL(c) hwk: The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapter 12-22.

Friday. in class The Awakening in NAL(c). Read The Awakening Chapters 23-34. Most importantly re-read the essay on how to compose the different types of AP Mult. Ch. questions using passages from The Awakening. Reflect how this is exam prep for our fall term exam as well as the future AP Exam. Here's a link to the handout: http://honors-english-iii-sa.wikispaces.com/AP+Exam

Saturday. Discuss The Awakening; look at Story of An Hour in class, too. hwk: Read Chapters 35-to the end of The Awakening.
Week 9 11/9-11/14

Tuesday. Discus the end of The Awakening. Hmk: Read Parts I and II of Daisy Miller with Foster in mind; look up Henry James in Foster's index. Also

Read Story of an Hour. Create two different types of Mul. ch. questions. Revisit the "AP Exam" page on this wiki and reread the document that explains how to make a mult. ch. question. This other link to real AP questions on Chopin may inspire you: http://www.ltisdschools.org/cms/lib09/TX21000349/Centricity/Domain/1932/The%20Awakening%20Test_Form%20A.pdf

Wed. Take Elements of Style quiz (literary terms) in class. Synthesize the end of The Awakening with Story of an Hour. hwk: Finish reading Daisy Miller, parts III and IV.

Friday. Discuss “Daisy Miller” in NAL (c). Set up juxtaposition page of notes in your notebook for these four authors: Jewett, Chopin, Hawthorne, and Twain. hwk: Read Sarah Orne Jewett's "A White Heron" in NAL (c). and Susan Glaspel's Trifles in Volume D. Review notes for Exam.

Saturday. Discuss "A White Heron". Exam reminder: you will compose three 40 min. essays; 1 hr. AP Style Mult. Ch. Total of three hours. Review texts and notes ahead of exam week.
Week 10 11/16-11/20 Exam Week

Our fall term exam will be similar in design to the AP Exam. It will have three essay that have to be composed in two hours; it will have an hour of multiple choice. The essays and multiple choice questions will involve authors of American literature. Location details to follow.

Free-write option: explore intellectual trends from Colonial Literature to end of 19th century. Not graded. Fun exercise to prepare us for the spring term exam. Review for exam.

Winter 2015-16

Honors English III, Winter Term 2015-16

Week 1
12/1, Tues. Review Exam (part 1); start book review in class. hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 1-4). Adjust your schedule to hand in hmk. draft of book review to me on Friday. Pace yourself with reading this week as a surprise quiz can happen any time.
12/2, Wed. Review Exam (part 2); discuss first four chapters of Age/Innocence: hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 5-9).
12/6, Fri. Discuss The Age of Innocence. Bring draft of book review for hmk. grade. Keep looking to find complementing media/image for eventual post. hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 10-14).
12/6, Sat. Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit 5. Discuss The Age of Innocence. We will start posting your 5-7 sentence book review. hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 15-18)

Week 2
12/8, Tues. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 19-23)
12/10, Wed. Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit 6.Discuss The Age of Innocence DVD (part I) hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 24-26)
12/12, Friday. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 27-29)
12/13, Sat. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 205-254 (ch 30-34 [end]; prepare to write an in-class AP style Prompt on Monday.

Week 3
12/15, Tues. Take Vocabulary Quiz Units 1-6. Discuss The Age of Innocence.
12/17, Wed. Write 40 min. in-class AP style prompt forThe Age of Innocence; watch some of the DVD
12/18, Thursday. Winter Vacation begins. The Age of Innocence DVD is probably at your local library.
Happy New Year!

AP Exam review on your own. Note that the Biblical Allusion reading project is due in spring term if you want a head start. Also read any other good book over break (because it's a great thing to do in life)! Write a 500 word This I Believe Essay (Great practice for your upcoming college essay). Helpful link: http://www.thisibelieve.com/guidelines/

Week 4
1/5/16, Tues. Bring Volume C to class and review Jewett's A White Heron as well as the AP Handout on that work. Reflect on Fiction Terms quiz. Prepare for Fiction Terms Quiz this Wed. (see AP literary terms word document). Unit 7 Voc. Quiz on Wed., Jan. 13th.
1/6, Wed. Take Fiction Terms Quiz. Discuss Jewett and AP Materials. hw: Read Willa Cather's My Antonia Introduction (very important frame of this novel) to through the end of Chapter 12 in Book I. Note that this novel resides in Volume D.
1/8, Fri. Discuss My Antonia in NAL(d) My Antonia paper topics. hw: Chapter 13 to Chapter 19, end of Book I. Blog prompt on Cather will help you contemplate and plan future papter topic on My Antonia project.
1/9, Sat. Discuss My Antonia. hw: Read all of Book II of My Antonia; work on My Antonia paper.

Week 5
1/12, Tues. Discuss My Antonia. hw: Read Book III to the end of the novel.
1/13, Wed. Take Unit 7 Voc. Quiz. Discuss My Antonia. Work on My Antonia Paper.
1/15, Fri. Discuss My Antonia. hw: The Sun Also Rises: epigrams, (chapters 1-5)
1/16, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises; hw: The Sun Also Rises (ch 6-7).

Week 6
1/19, Tues. The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 75-95 (ch 8-9); My Antonia paper
1/20, Wed. My Antonia paper due in class The Sun Also Rises. Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 96-150 (ch 10-13); Review Foster's Chapter 1 and prepare for Jan. 30th in-class AP writing prompt.
1/22, Fri. Discuss Foster Chapter One and the in-class writing prompt. Read The Sun Also Rises Chapters 14-18
1/23, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises; work around SATs. Read The Sun Also Rises Chapters 14-18.

New Week 7
1/25, Tues. Discuss Chapters 14-18 The Sun Also Rises; hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 231-251 (ch 19–end)
1/27, Wed. Discuss the novel and explore/share Gatsby Journal Topics. hw: Review the entire novel.
1/29, Fri. Compose a 40 minute in-class AP style prompt on The Sun Also Rises. hw: Read Chapter One of The Great Gatsby.
1/30, Sat. Introduce The Great Gatsby journal approach; discuss Chapter one. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 2

Week 8
2/2, Tues. Take Unit 8 Voc. Quiz. The Great Gatsby journal work continues; discuss Chapter 2. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 3
2/3, Wed. Discuss Chapter 3 The Great Gatsby. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapters 4-5 over Long Weekend.
2/5, Fri. Enjoy Long Weekend.
2/6, Sat. Continue to enjoy Long Weekend.

Week 9
2/9, Tues. Continue to enjoy Long Weekend. (Go to the Time Managment Bank and make a withdraw = coded language for work on paper) Prepare for Poetic Lit. Terms Quiz.
2/10, Wed. Discuss Chapters 4-5. Read Ch. 6
2/12, Fri. Discuss Chapter 6. Introduction of William Shakespeare. Also continue with Shakespeare's Sonnets hw: The Great Gatsby Chapter 7 and paper and some sonnets.
2/13, Sat. Discuss Chapter 7. Introduce William Shakespeare continues; hmk: Read Chapter 8: Looking ahead, you will bring your The Great Gatsby paper to class on Monday, the 23rd. You can send it earlier, too. Those with US AP History papers can consult me on an individual basis for another deadline or can keep up the good time-management work and hand it in early. That individual conversation about a different deadline should happen by Thursday, 2/13.

Week 10
2/16, Tues. Take Unit 9 Voc. Quiz. Discuss Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby. hw: read Chapter 9 for hmk. Gatsby Paper due in class on Tuesday, 2/23/16
2/17, Wed. Discuss Chapter 9. More work on Shakespeare's sonnets and poetry of John Donne. hw: continue reading sonnets in handout
2/19, Fri. Discuss more sonnets. hw: Read Shakespeare and Donne poems in handout.
2/20, Sat. Quiz: Poetic literary terms. Discuss Shakespeare Sonnets and Donne's poetry. hw: Continue reading both poets mindfully and prepare for an upcoming assessment on AP Multiple Choice questions for the poetry of Shakespeare and Donne.

Week 11
2/23, Tues. Bring your Gatsby paper to class to submit! Discuss poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hw: Prepare for upcoming Mult. Choice assessment.
2/24, Wed. Discuss poetry of Donne and Shaksepeare.
2/26, Fri. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare.
2/27, Sat. Write 40 mintue AP style essay on Shakespearean sonnet in class. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare.

Week 12
3/1 Tues. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hmk: Look over AP Exam test preparation book.
3/2 Wed. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hmk: Look over AP Exam test preparation book. AP style Mutliple Choice assessment.
3/4, Fri. Review AP style Multiple Choice Assessment; discuss how a JSTOR article of literary criticism (not a book review) should be attained by the start of spring term for term paper project. Assign Biblical Allusions topics. Future considerations: Biblical Allusions Project (Individuals will select one Foster motif in one Bible story and connect it to several examples in American literature; more details to come.) Review an AP Exam test preparation book. You can also check other types of test prep books out of your local library.

Archival material:
Details about the Bible reading packet.

hw: “Soldier Home" click ; view Frontline episode on Blog and comment. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heart/view/
* . Discuss Soldier's Home and Frontline. hw: Prepare for The Sun Also Rises in-class prompt; reread Foster's Chapter 1.


Week 1
  • Monday: Expecations; course overview; discuss the amount of reading; wiki/blog/email. click "comment" on the blog post and write 5-7 sentences in Standard English. Hmk for Tue: Start the blog homework first. Then start reading the handout or if you have Volume A [which is not required] these title and pages: Winthrop A Model of Christian Charity, pp.166-67; Bradstreet "Here Follows some Verses..." pp 232-233; Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands..." pp. 430-434; charts and text in Franklin's Autobiography,pp. 534-535, 539; Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, Letter III only, pp. 605-614.
  • Tuesday: Review blog comments. Discuss Colonial Literarture handout. Community Text. Hmk: Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown, pp1289-1298 (Let's check page numbers if someone has the 8th edition. In the future, let's always look up title and author in the index and move forward).
  • Thursday: Academic Honesty; write 40 minutes handwritten essay (AP style prompt) on Things Fall Apart; Early American literature. Discuss Young Goodman Brown and Blog entries. Introduce The Scarlet Letter. Hmk: Read Chapters 1-7 of The Scarlet Letter in Volume B.NB: you will not read The Custom House Chapter on your own; I will summarize this in class.
  • Friday: Discuss novel and its placement in American romanticism. Hmk: Read Chapters 8-16 of The Scarlet Letter, pp. 1377-1415. Create two AP style multiple choice questions (see bottom of AP Exam Wiki Page for handout). Prepare for next week's vocabulary quiz on Unit 1.

Week 2 9/16-9/20
  • Monday: Vocabulary Assessment Unit 1; discuss The Scarlet Letter. Hmk: Read Chapters 17-end, of The Scarlet Letter.
  • Tuesday: Hmk: argue in a blog post about the best AP free response topic for The Scarlet Letter. Add your comment to the blog by 9pm on Wed. night for a small technology grade. http://digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/create-an-argument-for-the-best-ap-prompt/
  • Thursday: Discuss The Scarlet Letter; American Romanticism. Work on The Scarlet Letter 4-6 page essay (due Fri. 9/27) Thoreau “Resistance to A Civil Government” in NAL(b): 1857-1872
  • Friday:Discuss Thoreau; American Transcendentalism. Read Walden in NAL (volume b), Chapter 1; review from Honors English I: Walden Chapter 2; Emerson's Self Reliance essay.

Week 3 9/23-9/27
  • Monday: Unit II Vocabulary Assessment; discuss Walden and AP multiple choice questions. Read Chapter 3, 16, 17, and 18. Create two AP style multiple choice questions for Walden.
  • Tuesday (Grandparents Day): Discuss Walden. Hmk: Read Dickinson poems in NAL(b): # 214 "I Taste a Liquor", #324 "Some Keep the Sab.", #441 "This is my letter", #709 "Publication is the Auction", #1129 “Tell all the Truth…". Create two multiple choice questions for Dickinson.
  • Thursday: Discuss Dickinson, American Existentialism; poetic devices; the American Aunt for modern poetry. Hmk: Scarlet Letter paper due tomorrow in class. Read: #712 "Because I could not stop", #465 "I heard a fly buzz", #258 "There's a certain slant", #67 #280"I Felt a Funeral".
  • Friday: Hand in The Scarlet Letter paper. Discuss Dickinson, etc. Hmk: #249 "Wild Nights", #1624 "Apparently with no surprise", #216 "Safe in the Alabaster", #754 My Life had stood".

Week 4 9/30-10/4 Parents Weekend
  • Monday: Voc. Quiz Unit 3. Romanticism; Transcendentalism; Dickinson discussions in class. Read more Dickinson in NAL(b): #1732 My Life Close Twice; # 449 "I Died for Beauty; # 632 The Brain is Wider than the Sky. I will also consider Dickinson poems of your choosing. Just email the class folder your selection.
  • Tuesday: Discuss Dickinson more; Introduce Whitman. Hmk: When Lilac Last, pp. 2282-2288; Song of Myself, p. 2210--2254. Bookmark this page and check out the information on this PBS show about Uncle Walt after your other work is completed: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/whitman/program/ Then click on this Youtube link that has a video portion that is no longer on the PBS page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOo4kqkhYag
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX9dvpNKfqI&feature=relmfu
  • Thursday: Write 40 minute essay on a Dickinson poem. Discuss Uncle Walt more! Hmk: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, pp. 2263-2267; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, pp. 2267-2272. Also review all three video segments of the PBS American Experience video of Whitman and respond to a blog post about it, here:http://digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/connect-a-specific-line-from-whitman-to-the-pbs-film-3/ Let's have this post due by 3pm on Friday afternoon.
  • Friday. Parent Conferences. Read Whitman by yourself somewhere in nature! Hmk: A Noiseless Patient Spider; Re-read Song of Myself, sections 51, 52.

Week 5 10/7-10/11
  • Monday: Parents Weekend vacation. You may benefit from reading some upcoming Melville over the long weekend. You can also use the time to review Whitma. Read Herman Melville's Chapter One of Moby Dick. If you have time tonight, you may want to read ahead b/c Bartleby is long and complicated. http://digitalcrowsnest.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/connect-a-specific-line-from-whitman-to-the-pbs-film-2/
  • Tuesday: Parents Weekend vacation continued. Hmk: read “Live Oak, with Moss” (II) p. 2296-2297. Read Melville's short story, Bartleby the Scirvner. Write two AP Multiple choice questions for Whitman's poem or Melville's first chapter or short story; keep these questions in a word document on your computer.
  • Thursday: Figures of Speech Quiz. See word document w/all the terms for the year. Discuss Whitman and a little Melville. Hmk read Melville's Chapter One of Moby Dick and Bartleby The Scrivenor.
  • Friday: Discuss Whitman and Melville. Reading Hmk: review Melville and Whitman passages.

Week 6 10/14-10/18
  • Monday: Finish Whitman/Melville. Review realism from the wiki page and keynote slideshow. Hmk: Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpt; Fredrick Douglass excerpt.
  • Tuesday. More Twain: hwk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) Intro – chapter 6. This reading is in Volume C edition! Hucklebery Finn is also on the internet.
  • Thursday. S American Realism. Discuss Huck Finn Chapters. hmk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 7-13
  • Friday. Discuss Chapters 7-13 of Huckleberry Finnin NAL(c); Ken Burns DVD. hwk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 14-19.

Week 7 10/21-10/25
  • Monday. Take Vocabulary Units 1-3 quiz in class. More discussion on Huckleberry Finn; Ken Burns DVD. Hmk: Read 20-26 for Tue. Be prepared to write an AP Writing prompt for the Huckleberry Finn in class on Thursday.
  • Tuesday. Hand-in 40 min. View some more of Ken Burns DVD; More Huckleberry Finn and discussion. Review your notes on Huck Finn.
  • Thursday: Write 40 min. AP Prompt on Twain. Then discuss Huck. hwk: read chapters 27-33 of Huck Finn.
  • Friday. Discuss Twain's legacy. Read to the end of Huck Finn. Exam reminder: you will compose three 40 min. essays; 1 hr. AP Style Mult. Ch. Total of three hours. Review texts and notes ahead of exam week.

Week 8 10/28-11/1
  • Monday. Discuss Kate Chopin's and The Awakening. hwk: Read The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapters 1-11.
  • Tuesday. Discuss The Awakening in NAL(c) hwk: The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapter 12-22.
  • Thursday. Complete Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz in class The Awakening in NAL(c). Read The Awakening Chapters 23-34. Most importantly re-read the essay on how to compose the different types of AP Mult. Ch. questions. Reflect how this is exam prep and preparation for writing Mult.Ch. AP style questions on The Awakening. Recall we passed this handout early in the term. Here's a link to the handout: http://honors-english-iii-sa.wikispaces.com/AP+Exam
  • Friday. Discuss The Awakening more. hwk: Read Chapters 35-to the end of The Awakening.

Week 9 11/4-11/8
  • Monday. Discus the end of The Awakening. hwk: Read Story of an Hour.
  • Tue. Synthesize the end of The Awakening with Story of an Hour. Hmk: Read Parts I and II of Daisy Miller with Foster in mind; look up Henry James in Foster's index.
  • Thursday. Take Elements of Style quiz (literary terms) in class. See previous word document that contains all of our literary terms for the year on handouts page. Discuss “Daisy Miller” in NAL (c) hwk: Finish reading Daisy Miller, parts III and IV.
  • Friday. Discuss "Daisy Miller". Set up juxtaposition page of notes in your notebook for these four authors: Jewett, Chopin, Hawthorne, and Twain. hwk: Read Sarah Orne Jewett's "A White Heron" in NAL (c). Review notes for Exam. Exam reminder: you will compose three 40 min. essays; 1 hr. AP Style Mult. Ch. Total of three hours. Review texts and notes ahead of exam week.

Week 10 11/11-11/15
  • Monday: Complete Unit 5 Vocabulary Quiz in class. Discuss late 19th century trends in Jewett et al. Review AP Multiple Choice questions. Hmk: Read short one act play, Trifles, by Susan Glaspel in Volumne D!
  • Tue. Discuss Trifles in NAL(d). Review for exam.
  • Thursday: Free-write in class where we explore intellectual trends from Colonial Literature to end of 19th century. Not graded. Fun exercise to prepare us for the spring term exam. Review for exam.
  • Friday: Review literary terms from the entire fall term. Review for exam.

Week 11 11/18-11/22 Exam Week
  • Our fall term exam will be similar in design to the AP Exam. It will have three essay that have to be composed in two hours; it will have an hour of multiple choice. The essays and multiple choice questions will involve authors of American literature. It will be 1-4pm in Tisch Auditorium.

Spring 2013
Week 1
3/26, Tue. Choose Biblical Allusion presentation dates for blog. Set goals for spring term. Work together in class on Literary Forms unit from winter term.
hw: Review Literary Terms Drama terms and Literary Forms unit from winter term. Start reading poetry for fun. Change your mindset about long papers. Make this term paper fun paper!
3/27, Wed. Review Literary Terms and Drama Terms for upcoming quizzes; Introduce Modern Poetry Unit
hw: Dr. Faustus Acts 1 & 2
3/29, Fri. Dr. FaustusActs 1 & 2; Tragedy handout;
hw: Dr. Faustus Acts 3-5; Literary Terms Drama QUIZ
3/30, Sat. Quiz: Literary Forms; Dr. Faustus Acts 3-5
hw: Choose poet(s) for poetry unit (due Monday).

Week 2
4/2, Tue. Declare your poet;Literary Terms Drama QUIZ. Introduce Hamlet
hw: Hamlet Act I; Vocab Units 1-9 quiz on Sat.
4/3, Wed. Hamlet Act I
hw: Hamlet Act II
4/5, Fri. Biblical presentation #2; Hamlet Act II
hw: Hamlet Act III; Vocab Units 1-9
4/6, Sat. Vocab Unit 1-9 QUIZ Hamlet Act III; Biblical presentation #1
hw: Hamlet Act IV; Poetry critical article (due 4/9).


Week 3
4/9, Tue. Share Poetry Research (critical article) in a seminar style.
hw: Read Act V
4/11, Wed. prompt on Hamlet soliloquy give in class to do for homework.
hw: Review Hamlet; work on research paper.
4/12, Fri. More discussion of Hamlet. hw: settle on the poems that you will use in your paper
4/13, Sat.; ACTs scheduled;term paper or Biblical allusion work.
hw: Read Macbeth Act I for Tue.

Week 4
4/16, Tue. List of poems due-printed on Wed. 4/17; volunteers for Biblical Allusions.
show critical article; read act I of Macbeth.
hw: prepare for Vocabulary Unit #10
4/17, Wed. Discuss Macbeth Act I and check-in on term paper progress. Presentations #2, #3, and #4. hw: Macbeth Acts II & III
4/19, Fri. Discuss Act II and III; Biblical presentation #5 & #6; read Macbeth Acts IV and V; Study Vocabulary Unit #10
4/20, Sat. Vocabulary Unit #10 QUIZ; Biblical presentation #7, #8; discuss Macbeth Acts IV; hw: Outline poetry paper (outline due Friday, 4/27/12; or hand me one sooner.); read Macbeth Act V

Week 5
4/23, Tue. Discuss Macbeth V; AP prep. Vocab Unit #11 QUIZ Biblical presentation #9, #10. hw: Review handouts, terms, works for AP; review Macbeth.
4/24, Wed. Write an in-class 40 min. AP style prompt. Discuss. AP prep.Bible presentation #11, #12. hw: Review handouts, terms, works for AP.
4/27, Fri. Check Term Paper progress; introduce Death of a Salesmanin NAL (e)
hw: Review handouts, terms, works for AP
4/28, Sat. Parents Weekend Sat; special schedule; hw: Death of a Salesman First Half for Tue.

Week 6
4/30 Tue. Discuss First half of Death of a Salesman. hw: Finish Death of a Salesman
5/1, Wed. Discuss Death of a Salesman.
hw: Review handouts, terms, works for AP. Vocabulary unit #12 (quiz Tue)
5/3, AP prep. hw: Poetry paper; Vocabulary unit #12 (quiz Tue)
5/4 Poetry Paper Due in class or emailed to me by Sat. night. Time management goal: hand in paper copy in class on Sat.

Week 7
5/7, Tue. Vocabulary unit #12 QUIZ; The Tempest
hw: The Tempest Acts I & II; Lit. terms -logical fallacies
5/8, Wed. The Tempest Acts I & II
hw: The Tempest Acts III & IV (get a good night's sleep)

5/9 AP English Literature exam

5/10, Fri. The Tempest Acts III & IV
hw: The Tempest Act V, ; Lit. terms -logical fallacies
5/11, Sat. The Tempest; Lit. terms -logical fallacies QUIZ
hw: Poetry presentations

Week 8
5/14, Tue. Poetry Presentations
hw: Vocabulary Units #1-12
5/15, Wed. L B.A. presentation #13; Poetry Presentations
hw: Poetry presentations; review works from the year.
5/17, Fri. S B.A. presentation #14; Poetry Presentations
hw: Poetry presentations; review works from the year.

5/18, Sat. L Vocabulary #1-12 Quiz; Poetry Presentations
hw: PROM

Week 9
5/21, Tue. S Poetry Presentations
5/22, Wed. B.A. presentation make-ups; Poetry Presentations;
5/24, Fri. L Graduation
5/25, Exam Review.
Bible Answers