Honors English 9

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January 2018
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 8 Happy New Year and Welcome Back! Quickwrite #1 January 22 Romeo and Juliet
January 9 Text Book Distribution January 23 Romeo and Juliet Act II, scene 2
January 10 William Shakespeare Introduction, R & J Tragic Misunderstanding Summaries January 24 Act II Vocabulary
January 11 Oprah Winfrey DP #3,Bounce Pages HW, Tragic Misunderstanding Peer Editing January 25 Romeo and Juliet Act II, scene 3
January 12 Schoology Quiz January 26 Romeo and Juliet Act II, scene 4 & 5
January 16 Martin Luther King's Speach in acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize January 29 Romeo and Juliet
January 17 Iambic Pentameter and Act I Vocabulary January 30 State of the Union Address
January 18 Romeo and Juliet January 31 State of the Union Address Discussion
January 19 Romeo and Juliet

Format of a Five Act Structure
Act 1: The Exposition
Here, the audience learns the setting (Time/Place), characters are developed, and a conflict is introduced.
Act 2: Rising Action
The action of this act leads the audience to the climax. It is common for complications to arise, or for the protagonist to encounter obstacles.
Act 3: The Climax
This is the turning point of the play. The climax is characterized by the highest amount of suspense.
Act 4: Falling Action
The opposite of Rising Action, in the Falling Action the story is coming to an end, and any unknown details or plot twists are revealed and wrapped up.
Act 5: Denouement or Resolution
This is the final outcome of the drama. Here the authors tone about his or her subject matter is revealed, and sometimes a moral or lesson is learned


February 2018
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 1 Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene 1 February 15 Romeo and Juliet Act V, scene 2
February 2 Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene 2 February 16 Romeo and Juliet Act V, scene 3
February 5 The Legacy of Shakespeare February 20 Romeo and Juliet
February 6 Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene 3 February 21 CAASSP Testing
February 7 Romeo and Juliet Act III, 4 & 5 February 22 CAASSP Testing
February 8 Romeo and Juliet Act III Questions February 23 Character List creation for Romeo and Juliet
February 9 Romeo and Juliet Act IV February 26 Romeo and Juliet (1996)
February 12 Romeo and Juliet Act IV February 27 Romeo and Juliet (1996)
February 13 Romeo and Juliet Act IV February 28 Romeo and Juliet (1996)
February 14 Romeo and Juliet Act V, scene 1  

March 2018

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 1 Romeo and Juliet March 14 Romeo and Juliet
March 2 Confusion on Campus March 15 Romeo and Juliet
March 5 Romeo and Juliet March 16 Essay Revisions
March 6 Safety Discussion March 19 Romeo and Juliet Essay Due!
March 7 In Defense of Romeo and Juliet: It's Not Childish, It's *About* Childishness March 20 Romeo and Juliet Final Exam Study Guide Construction
March 8 Literary Criticism March 21 Romeo and Juliet Final Exam Preparation and Discussion
March 9 Romeo and Juliet March 22 Romeo and Juliet Final Exam
March 12 Romeo and Juliet March 23 Review
March 13 Romeo and Juliet  

Romeo and Juliet Essay Prompts
1. Many people question how “true” Romeo’s love for Juliet really is because of his infatuation with Rosaline at the start of the play. Do you think Romeo truly loves Juliet? Why or why not? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
OR
2. The Prince’s speech at the end of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet provides a poignant close to the play and naturally leads us to a question. Who should be punished for this tragedy? Who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Choose the character that you think is culpable in the death of these lovers, and write an essay arguing for the guilt of that character.

A glooming peace this morning with it brings,
The sun for sorrow will not show his head.
Go forth and talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardoned, and some punishèd:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
- Romeo and Juliet, Act V, scene iii, 305-310
OR
3. Who is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? Friar Laurence? The two lovers themselves? Their parents? Do a number of people share the blame? To what extent can these people be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Analyze the actions of the character(s) you think are responsible for the lovers’ deaths. Analyze the characters of the Nurse and Friar Laurence as mentors to the young people in the play. Do these two people do the “right thing” in their relationships with Romeo and Juliet?


April 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 3 The Perfect Storm April 17 The Things They Carried Ch. 5
April 4 LMU Upwards Bound Presentation ,50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination April 18 The Things They Carried Ch. 6, Quiz Ch. 4-5
April 5 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien April 19 Questions Ch. 3-6
April 6 The Things They Carried April 20 The Things They Carried Ch. 7
April 9 The Things They Carried Ch. 1 complete April 23 The Things They Carried. h. 8
April 10 The Things They Carried Ch.1 Discussion, Quiz April 24 The Things They Carried Ch. 9
April 11 The Things They Carried Ch. 2 Love April 25 Ch. 9 and Maryanne Bell
April 12 The Things They Carried April 26 The Things They Carried
April 13 Jackie Robinson Biography April 27 The Things They Carried
April 16 Jackie Robinson Biography April 30 The Things They Carried

Last Day to turn in work for 15 Week Report Card:
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

May 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May 1 The Things They Carried May 16 The Things They Carried
May 2 The Things They Carried May 17 The Sights and Sounds of Vietnam
May 3 The Things They Carried May 18 The Things They Carried
May 4 The Things They Carried May 21 The Things They Carried
May 7 The Things They Carried May 22 Essay Thesis Statement Workshop
May 8 The Things They Carried May 23 Essay Outline Workshop
May 9 The Things They Carried May 24 Essay Body Paragraphs Workshop
May 10 Vocabulary Test May 25 First Draft of Essay Due!
May 11 The Things They Carried May 29 Peer Editing Workshop
May 14 The Things They Carried May 30 Essay Workshop
May 15 The Things They Carried May 31 Final Essay Due!

Last Day to turn in late work for the year:
Thursday, May 24th, 2018

 

June 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June 1 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber June 6 Finals
June 4 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty June 7 Finals
June 5 Finals  

Essay Topic:
In the Things They Carried, the men deal with the uncertainty, fear, and death around them in sometimes surprisingly tender, irreverently funny, or horrifyingly brutal ways. Choose three characters from the stories to examine how these characters respond to their circumstances and the men around them. What conclusions can you draw about men and war through these examples? 

Due May 31, 2018 at the begining of class.

 


August 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 21 Music for My Mother August 28 Cornell Notes Introduction
August 22 A Quilt of a Country August 29 Cornell Notes Practice
August 23 Course Contract Review August 30 Nutrition Notes: Cornell Style
August 24 Schoology Introduction August 31 Nutrition Notes: Cornell Style
August 25 The Immigrant Contribution by John F. Kennedy  

September 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 5 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe September 18 Two Kinds, Piano Scene
September 6 The Cask of Amontillado short film September 19 Rules of the Game by Amy Tan
September 7 The Cask of Amontillado September 20 Vocabulary Quiz, Rules of the Game Audio
September 8 The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell September 22 Where Have you Gone Billy Charming by Tim O'Brien
September 11 9/11 discussion and paragraph, Vocabulary September 25 Where Have you Gone Billy Charming, Short Film
September 12 The Most Dangerous Game September 26 The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty
September 13 The Most Dangerous Game September 27 The Sniper Storyboards
September 14 Short Stories September 28 The Sniper Storyboards Final
September 15 Two Kinds by Amy Tan September 29 The Sniper Reader's Theatre Casting

 

 

October 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 2 Technical and Informational Texts October 17 Of Mice and Men
October 3 Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? October 18 Of Mice and Men
October 4 Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? October 19 Themes, Symbols and Motifs
October 5 Introduction to Migrant Labor in history October 20 Introduction to Essay Construction, Essay Prompts distributed
October 6 John Stienbeck introduction October 23 Thesis Statement Construction and examples
October 9 Of Mice and Men by Joihn Stienbeck October 24 Thesis Statement Workshop
October 10 Of Mice and Men October 25 Outline Construction and Peer Discussion
October 11 Of Mice and Men October 26 Body Paragraph Construction
October 12 Of Mice and Men October 27 Finding Qutes and Citing Quotes
October 13 Of Mice and Men October 30 Of Mice and Men Essay First Draft Due!
October 16 Of Mice and Men October 31 Edward Allen Poe, The Raven, Annabelle Lee

Of Mice and Men Essay Topics - distributed 10/20/17

1. Dreams: What is the importance of dreams in Of Mice and Men?  What role do they play in people’s lives?  How do people use dreams, and how to various characters’ dreams affect them?
 
2. Discrimination: Look at the various examples of discrimination in Of Mice and Men.  How does discrimination affect different characters?  How do characters respond to discrimination, and how does it affect their lives, and the outcome of the story?  
  
3. Friendship.  How does Steinbeck portray friendship in Of Mice and Men?  How does its presence or absence affect different characters, in their actions and in their relationships?  What does it require of people, and what does it offer them in return?
 
4. Loneliness.  Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men seem lonely.  Why are various characters lonely, and how does it affect them?

5. Power.  Think about different characters in Of Mice and Men, and the power that they have.   What different kinds of power do different characters have? Where does it come from?  What do they do with it? How does it help them, or hurt them?
 
6. Foreshadowing. Consider the many examples of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men.  What important actions and plot points are foreshadowed?  How do these important events differ from the events that foreshadow them?  How does foreshadowing help us understand the important turning points in the novella?  

November 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1 Of Mice and Men (1939) November 13 Lord of the Flies
November 2 Of Mice and Men (1939) November 14 Lord of the Flies
November 3 Of Mice and Men Final Essay Due November 15 Geffen Theatre Follow-Up Presentation
November 6 Introduction to Lord of the Flies November 16 Lord of the Flies
November 7 Geffen Representative Guest Lecturer November 17 Lord of the Flies
November 8 CAASPP Interim Exam November 27 Lord of the Flies
November 9 Geffen Playhouse Field Trip November 28 Lord of the Flies Island Project
November 10 Lord of the Flies November 29  

December 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 1 Essay preparation December 11 Short Stories
December 4 First Draft due December 12 Short Stories
December 5 Peer editing workshop December 13 Finals
December 6 LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK FOR FIRST SEMESTER December 14 Finals
December 7 Final Revisions December 15 Finals
December 8 Of Mice and Men Essay Due  

LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK FOR FIRST SEMESTER: December 6th, 2017

Thesis Statement Intro Activity