Creat an account at turnitin.com and join my class. The class I.D.# is 18813489 and the enrollment key is Chesterfield.
1. Poetry Out Loud Exploration. Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, copy your favorite stanza, and explain what interests you about the poem. Due 1/11.
2. Write your ten-line poem in your notebook under a clear heading. "Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2." Go to the Poetry Out Loud website and browse poems. Find one poem that interests you. Print four copies of the poem to share with your group. In your English Notebook, under the heading Poetry Out Loud Exploration 2, write the title and author of the poem, share the author's background, identify three important words in the poem and explain how they relate to the subject of the poem. Due 1/16.
3. Poetry Out Loud Poem Selection. Find the poem you want to memorize and perform for the Poetry Out Loud competition. Find a poem that speaks to you in some way: intellectually, artistically, emotionally, experientially. In your English Notebook, write an explanation of why you picked the poem, addressing features of its style and elements of its content. Your explanation should be a minimum of 100 words. If you have not done so already, bring in four copies of the poem for your group. Due 1/16.
4. In your English Notebook, write your second poem on the subject your group selected using the form your group selected. Due 1/18. Begin memorizing and reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for the competition on 1/25.
5. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poem for the class competition on 1/25. In your English Notebook, write your third poem for class on Wednesday, 1/23.
6. Memorize and practice reciting your Poetry Out Loud poen for Friday's competition, 1/25. Bring two copies of your P.O.L poem.
7. Three original poems due Monday, 1/28. Here are the submission directions:
For each poem submitted, create a separate 2-page document.
Page 1 is the poem. The student’s name should not appear with their poem.
Page 2 should include the following information:
- Address including city and zip code
- Home phone
- Cell phone
- Grade level
- Name of school
- Name of English teacher
Submit your poems to me via Google Docs.
8. Read Book the First of Hard Times, p. 3-120 in the newer edition, 1-100 in the old edition, for Wednesday, 1/30. Quiz.
9. Read Book the Second of Hard Times, p. 123-239 in the newer edition, 101-201 in the older edition, for Wednesday, 2/6. Quiz.
10. Read Book the Third, Garnering, of Hard Times, p. 243-325 in the newer edition, 202-274 in the old. Due Wednesday, 2/13. Quiz.
11.Know the definitions of the following terms for Friday's, 2/15, Quiz:
HYPERBOLE, EPITHET, CARICATURE, ANTHROPOMORPHISM, PARALLEL STRUCTURE, ANAPHORA, EPISTROPHE, ASYNDETON, POLYSYNDETON, IRONY, VEBRAL IRONY, SITUATIONAL IRONY, DRAMATIC IRONY, SATIRE, DIRECT CHARACTERIZATION, STATIC CHARACTER, DYNAMIC CHARACTER, FLAT CHARACTER, ROUND CHARACTER.
12. The Hard Times Passage Analysis Essay Test is Wednesday, 2/27. Here is a link to sample prompts and essays if you would like to review various approaches to the essay. Refer to the sample responses for question 2.
13. For Friday, 3/1, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. I-VIII, p. 5-41. Quiz.
14. For Monday, 3/4, read My Ántonia, Book I, Chs. IX-XIX, p. 41-90. Quiz.
15. For Wednesday, 3/6, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. I-VI, p. 93-116. Quiz.
16. For Friday, 3/8, read My Ántonia, Book II, Chs. VII-XV, p.116-161. Quiz.
17. For Wednesday, 3/13, finish reading My Ántonia. Book test.
18. Point of View Tiles due 3/20.
19. First Draft of Jim's Point of View in My Antonia Major Paper due Friday, 3/22. Here is a link to Project Gutenberg if you want to find sections of the text to copy, paste, and annotate as you generate material for your first draft: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/242/242-h/242-h.htm
20. Revised Draft of My Antonia Major Paper due Wednesday, March 27.
21. Submit Final Draft of My Ántonia Point of View Analysis to turnitin by Friday, 3/29.
22. Read Act I of Hamlet for Friday, 3/29. Character to quote matching quiz. Here are links to online versions of Hamlet: Folger Edition of Hamlet
23. Memorize the definitions for the following terms for our test on April 5. Quizlet has many flashcard assessments for these popular AP terms. You can probably find one with my name on it out there. Here is a good one: Lit Terms Quizlet
- Bildungsroman/Comin of Age Story
- Blank verse
- Conflict: External Conflict, Internal Conflict
- Deus ex machina
- Figurative Language
- Foot: Iambic, Trochaic. Dactylic, Anapestic, Spondaic, Pyrrhic
- Free verse
- In medias res
- Lyric poem
- Meter: Monometer, Dimeter, Trimeter, Tetrameter, Pentameter, Hexameter, Heptameter
- Narrator/Viewpoint: Omniscient, Third Person, Third Person Limited, First Person
- Plot: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution/Denoument
- Rhyme scheme
- Stanza: Couplet, Triplet, Quatrain, Quintet, Sestet, Septet, Octave
24. Read Act 2 of Hamlet for Monday, 4/1. Quiz.
25. Read Act 3 of Hamlet for Wednesday, 4/3. Quiz.
26. Study terms and read Acts 4 and 5 of Hamlet for the test on Friday, 4/5.