Honors English III Spring 2018

Goals for the first week: Understand the design of the spring term. Recall thoughtfully and strategically Literary Forms units from fall and winter terms. Start reading poetry for fun (mindset adjustment?). If you need to do so, change your mindset about long papers. Make this term paper a fun paper! Or perhaps view it as three two-page papers. Explain Biblical Allusions blog posts/presentations. Also explain our PQP protocol for peer review with our future blog posts on individual Biblical Allusions. We will continue our conversations about Growth Mindset. Remember, metacognition is the gift that keeps on giving!

Week 1
3/28, Wed: Start explaining above goals. Reflect on modernism and modern poetry. Review Poetry Mult. Choice assessment. Please hand me a copy of your proposed literary criticism article on your poet. HW: Prepare for drama literary terms quiz; print proposed literary criticism article on your poet if you have to do so or have to find a new one; start Dr. Fautus and read Act I.
3/29, Thur: Introduce Modern Poetry Unit/Paper. Celebrate benefits of learning and becoming an expert (now that you're Foster expert, too!) on one poet. Take Literary Terms Drama Quiz. HW: Read Act II and III of Dr. Fautus.
3/31, Sat: Discuss Marlowe and text. HW: Read Dr. Faustus, Acts IV, and V.

Week 2 (Time management note: work on term paper in chunks as this week's pace for Hamlet is consistent.)
4/2 Mon: Vocabulary Quiz Units 1-9. In a journal entry somewhere, declare a passion for your poet! Discuss Marlowe; introduce Hamlet. HW: Read Act I of Hamlet.
4/4, Wed: Discuss Act II of Hamlet. HW: Read Act II of Hamlet.
4/5, Thur: Discuss Hamlet Act II. HW: Read Act III of Hamlet.
4/7, Sat: Discuss Hamlet IV. HW: Read Act IV and prepare to write Hamlet soliloquy prompt in-class on Monday. Prepare for Unit 10 in future.

Week 3
4/9, Mon: Discuss Act IV and write soliloquy AP style 40 minute prompt in-class. Read Act V and prepare for Sat's 40 Minute in-class AP style prompt on Hamlet, (the whole play); keep on working on research paper.
4/11, Wed: Discuss Act V of the play. Prepare for Thursday's 40 Minute in-class AP style prompt on Hamlet, (the whole play); keep on working on research paper.
4/12, Thur: Write in-class 40 minutes AP style prompt on entire play of Hamlet. You should be outlining or brainstorming some insightful observations about the poems that you will use in your paper. HW: Read Act I of Death of a Salesman (or at least the first third of the play). Work on term paper.
4/14, Sat: Vocabulary Unit 10. Preview Death of a Salesman. Hmk: Read second third of Death of a Salesman. Work on term paper. Locate your copy of Fences.

Week 4 (Parents Weekend closes the week)
4/16, Mon: Discuss first section (20-25 pages) of Death of a Salesman. You have finalized the poems that you will examine in your term paper (email me this list by start of class). HW: Read to the end of Death of a Salesman; pace yourself to finish the play for Friday's class. Work on research paper and organic outline.
4/18, Wed: Take Vocabulary Quiz 11 Check-in on term paper progress. Email me organic outline of research paper, which will essentially show how you will explicate your poems and exploit literary criticism. Again, as with all of these term paper moments, these calendar events are in place to help you keep up a good working pace. I will not have time to give thorough feedback. That said, I can discuss your paper with you at any time, but at these check-in moments, the goal is to keep everyone on track and moving forward. In the spirit cultivating a growth mindset moment, my main concern is to make sure that everyone is productively using their literary criticism to benefit their final analysis. Discuss and view scenes of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, in Volume E. HW: Work on term paper and prepare for the AP Exam.
4/19, Thur: Discuss and view scenes of Death of a Salesman. Hmk: work on term paper and prepare for AP Exam.
4/21, Sat: Special Advisor meetings with Parents.

Week 5 (midterm grades calculated by Wed, 4/25)
4/23, Mon: Extended weekend.
4/25, Wed: We will check-in with your brainstorm about your Biblical Allusion Post. Show me in class your thesis statement. This should be a polished draft of your thesis statement as it exists now for the term paper; this is more for you and your pace than it is for me giving your feedback. We'll also review more passages of Death of a Salesman. Hmk: create a draft in a word document of your Biblical Allusion post; 8-11 sentences.
4/26, Thur: Discuss how to create Biblical Allusions blog post. As we might not have time in Tuesday's class, continue to show me your research paper progress; this will be an ungraded check-in. HW: Work on Biblical Allusion blog posts.
heck Term Paper progress more as it might extend from previous class. Discuss AP Exam.
4/28, Sat: Work on Term Paper and do more AP Exam review. HW: PQP on Biblical Allusion blog posts. Also review handouts, terms, works for AP Exam; work on Poetry Term Paper. Review for AP Exam materials and prepare with your own strategy in mind.

Week 6 (The AP Exam is on May 9th)
4/30, Mon: Review more AP Exam materials. HW: Prepare for AP, work on term paper, and get a good night's sleep!
5/2, Wed: Take Vocabulary Unit #12. Review more AP Exam Materials. HW: Prepare for AP, polish paper, and get a good night's sleep!
5/3, Thur: Review more AP Exam Materials. hw: work on research paper.
5/5, Sat: Poetry Paper due in class. This date is firm for your own sake so that you can have some time where you do not worry about your paper before the AP. Bring Macbeth Check-in with research paper. hw: work on research paper; start reading Act I of Macbeth.
Bring Macbeth to class and go over Act I together. HW: Read Act I of Macbeth.

Week 7
5/7, Mon: Discuss Act I and introduce Act II. HW: Read Act II of Macbeth.
5/9, Wed: Be sure to follow all directions, get a good breakfast, and arrive ahead of time. The 2018 AP English Literature exam.
5/10: Thur: Discuss Macbeth Act II. Explain blog post to launch presentation about term paper poet. HW: Read Act III & Act IV, scenes i and ii. Bring your computer for blog post on your term paper poet by Sat's.
5/12: Sat: Discuss Macbeth Acts III & IV. hw: Polish Biblical Allusion blog post and finish Macbeth; also reflect on Shakespearean impact on American literature from your group work today and as you finish Macbeth. Try to make an account and sign up for EdPuzzle. Also brainstorm blog post topic for the other topic you want to share about your poetry paper poet.

Week 8
5/14, Mon: Discuss Act V of Macbeth. Poetry Presentations based on blog posts will begin this week; more details to follow; some fun Melville in store as well. Bring your sea legs! Read William Faulkner's short story, "A Rose for Emily" in our Norton Anthology.
5/16, Wed: Discuss O'Connor's short story. Poetry Presentations of Blog Posts works continues in class.
hw: Poetry presentations; reflective work regarding our year's journey through American literature continues.
Read Flannery O'Connor's short story, "Good Country People" in our Norton Anthology.

5/17, Thur: Take Vocabulary Units #1-12 QUIZ. Short Story work in Modern American literature; blog posts. Read Kim Edward's short story, "Story of My Life" handout, emailed to the folder.
5/19, Sat: Short Story work in Modern American literature; blog posts; maybe some catching up on Miller's Death of a Salesman. Are there other authors you want to revisit? Work on your blog post.

Week 9 NB: Prom is Sunday, 5/21/17 Hmk: have fun and be safe!
5/21, Mon Post Prom: Work on poetry (Your term paper poet) blog posts. Discuss Kim Edwards', Faulkner's & O'Connor's short stories more. hw: Small sections of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which we will explain in class.
5/23, Wed: Bring Norton Volume to class (we will decide which one based on your reflective experiences) and Poetry Presentations of Blog Posts. hw: Poetry presentations; review works from the year for reflective exercises.
5/24, Thur: Poetry Presentations of Blog Posts. hw: Poetry presentations; review works from the year for reflective exercises.
5/26, Enjoy Graduation as you have one year to go before you ring The Bell. Follow the spring exam schedule from here to the end of school. Good luck on your other exams.

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