Honors English III, Winter Term 2014-15
Week 1

12/3, Wed. Review Exam (part 1); start book review in class. hw: The Age of Innocence (ch 1-4). Take time to polish book review. Pace yourself with reading this week.

12/5, Friday. Review Exam (part 2); discuss first four chapters of Age/Innocence: hw: The Age of Innocence p. 23-56 (ch 5-9). Have your book review ready.

12/6, Sat. Discuss The Age of Innocence. We will start posting your 5-7 sentence book review; find complementing media/image. We will finish posting book reviews. hw: The Age of Innocence p. 57-91 (ch 10-14).
Week 2

12/8, Mon.Take Vocabulary Quiz Unit 6. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 91-124 (ch 15-18)

12/10, Wed. Discuss The Age of Innocence DVD (part I) hw: The Age of Innocence p. 125-167 (ch 19-23)

12/12, Friday. Discuss The Age of Innocence hw: The Age of Innocence p. 167-204 (ch 24-29)

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, Mon. Write 40 min. in-class AP style Prompt for The Age of Innocence

12/17, Wed. Take Vocabulary Quiz Units 1-6.The Age of Innocence DVD

12/18, Thursday. Winter Vacation begins. The Age of Innocence DVD is probably at your local library.

Happy New Year!
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

1/5/15, Mon. Bible Reading Quest (Quiz). Discuss The Bible as a literary collection of stories. hw: Return to Jewett's A White Heron w/AP Materials. Prepare for Fiction Terms Quiz this Wed. (see AP literary terms word document). Unit 7 Voc. Quiz on Wed., Jan. 14th.

1/7, 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 residesin Volume D.

1/9, 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.

1/10, Sat. Discuss My Antonia. hw: Read all of Book II of My Antonia; work on My Antonia paper.
Week 5

1/12, Mon. Discuss My Antonia. hw: Read Book III to the end of the novel.

1/14, Wed. Take Unit 7 Voc. Quiz. Discuss My Antonia. Work on My Antonia Paper.

1/16, Fri. Discuss My Antonia. hw: The Sun Also Rises: epigrams, (chapters 1-5)

1/17, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises; hw: The Sun Also Rises (ch 6-7).
Week 6

1/19, Mon. The Sun Also Rises. hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 75-95 (ch 8-9); My Antonia paper

1/21, 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.

1/23, Fri. Discuss Foster Chapter One and the in-class writing prompt. Read The Sun Also Rises Chapters 14-18

1/24, Sat. Discuss The Sun Also Rises; work around SATs. Read The Sun Also Rises Chapters 14-18.
New Week 7

1/26, Mon. Discuss Chapters 14-18 The Sun Also Rises; hw: The Sun Also Rises p. 231-251 (ch 19–end)

1/28, Wed. Discuss the novel and explore/share Gatsby Journal Topics. hw: Review the entire novel.

1/30, Fri. Compose a 40 minute in-class AP style prompt on The Sun Also Rises. hw: Read Chapter One of The Great Gatsby.

1/31, Sat. Introduce The Great Gatsby journal approach; discuss Chapter one. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 2
Week 8

2/2, Mon. Take Unit 8 Voc. Quiz. The Great Gatsby journal work continues; discuss Chapter 2. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 3

2/4, Wed. Discuss Chapter 3 The Great Gatsby. hw: Read The Great Gatsby Chapters 4-5 over Long Weekend.

2/6, Fri. Enjoy Long Weekend.

2/7, Sat. Continue to enjoy Long Weekend.
Week 9

2/9, Mon. 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.

2/11, Wed. Discuss Chapters 4-5. Read Ch. 6

2/13, 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.

2/14, 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, Mon. Take Unit 9 Voc. Quiz. Discuss Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby. hw: read Chapter 9 for hmk.

2/18, Wed. Discuss Chapter 9. More work on Shakespeare's sonnets and poetry of John Donne. hw: continue reading sonnets in handout

2/20, Fri. Discuss more sonnets. hw: Read Shakespeare and Donne poems in handout.

2/21, 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, Mon. Bring your Gatsby paper to class! Discuss poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hw: Prepare for Mult. Choice assessment on Wed. 3/4/15.

2/25, Wed. Discuss poetry of Donne and Shaksepeare.

2/27, Fri. Write 40 mintue AP style essay. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare

2/28, Sat. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare
Week 12

3/2, Mon. Discuss the poetry of John Donne and Shakespeare. hmk: Look over AP Exam test preparation book.

3/4, Wed. AP style Mutliple Choice assessment. Assign Biblical Allusions topics.

3/6, Fri. No class because Spring Vacation begins at noon. hw: 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.