Honors English III 2014 (Always go by author and title as we might have different page numbers)

Week 1 9/8-9/13
  • 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 Wed: 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; just charts and text in Franklin's Autobiography,pp. 534-535, 539; Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, Letter III only, pp. 605-614.
  • Wednesday: Academic Honesty. Early American Literature. Review blog comments. Discuss Colonial Literarture. 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.
  • Friday: on 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. Review summer reading to prepare for first in-class essay.
  • Saturday: write 40 minutes handwritten essay (AP style prompt). DPep talk on time management; adjusting to college pace rigor; "Try your best, forget the rest" mindset to diminish stress. Discuss 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 9/15-9/20
  • Monday: Vocabulary Assessment Unit 1 (Types of questions: fill in blank; reading comprehension, multiple choice, compose sentences showing meaning). Discuss The Scarlet Letter, chapters 8-16. Hmk: Read Chapters 17-end, of The Scarlet Letter.
  • Wednesday: 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.
  • Friday: Discuss The Scarlet Letter; American Romanticism. Work on The Scarlet Letter 4-6 page essay (due Sat. 9/27) 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 Vocabulary quiz on Monday for Unit II.

Week 3 9/22-9/27
  • 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.
  • Wednesday: 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: 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".
  • Saturday: 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". Prepare for Vocabulary Unit 3.

Week 4 9/29-10/4
  • 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.
  • 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: Discuss Dickingson and 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/2014/09/26/connect-a-specific-line-from-whitmans-poetry-to-a-specific-scene-in-this-documentary/
    Let's have this post due by 9pm on Friday afternoon.
  • Saturday. Write 40 minute essay on a Dickinson poem that we did not discuss yet. Discuss Whitman. Hmk: A Noiseless Patient Spider; Re-read Song of Myself, sections 51, 52.

Week 5 10/6-10/11
  • Monday: Discuss Whitman. Time Management tip: you may benefit from reading some Melville now instead of over the long weekend. You can also use the time to review Whitman. 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. We may do a blog post here to connect a line of Whitman to an excellent PBS documentary on his creative life.
  • Wednesday: Discuss more Whitman and Melville. Hmk: read “Live Oak, with Moss” (II) p. 2296-2297. Read Melville's short story, Bartleby the Scirvner.
  • Friday: Figures of Speech Quiz. See word document w/all the terms for the year. Discuss Whitman and Melville; introduce Twain.
  • Saturday: Parents Weekend conferences. Reading Hmk: review Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpt; Fredrick Douglass excerpt.

Week 6 10/13-10/18
  • Monday (long weekend): take hike in nature as if you were Pearl. Hmk: Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpt; Fredrick Douglass excerpt.
  • Wednesday. 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.
  • Friday. S American Realism. Discuss Huck Finn Chapters. hmk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 7-13
  • Saturday. Discuss Chapters 7-13 of Huckleberry Finnin NAL(c); Ken Burns DVD. hwk: Huckleberry Finn in NAL(c) ch. 14-19.

Week 7 10/20-10/25
  • 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 Friday.
  • Wednesday. View some more of Ken Burns DVD; More Huckleberry Finn discussion. Review your notes on Huck Finn.
  • Friday: Write 40 min. AP Prompt on Twain. 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 10/27-11/1
  • Monday. Discuss Twain and Kate Chopin's and The Awakening. hwk: Read The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapters 1-11.
  • Wednesay. Discuss The Awakening in NAL(c) hwk: The Awakening in NAL(c) Chapter 12-22.
  • Friday. 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
  • Saturday. Discuss The Awakening more. hwk: Read Chapters 35-to the end of The Awakening.

Week 9 11/3-11/8
  • Monday. Discus the end of The Awakening. hwk: Read Story of an Hour. Create four 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. 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.
  • Friday. 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.
  • Saturday. 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!
  • Wed. Discuss Trifles in NAL(d). Review for exam.
  • Friday: 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.
  • Saturday: 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 12-3pm in Centurion's math floor.