Last week (1/14 - 1/18)
Main focus: Complete your American Dream Essay
Mon/ Tues: Plan THESIS and subclaims
Wed: Complete typed draft (may need citations) in lab
Thurs: Edit and strengthen development of essay, add citations.
Fri: Be sure essay is perfectly formatted with citations and Works Cited.
Use EasyBib to help with citations
Week 14 (12/10 - 12/14)
Thursday and Friday: Refine responses to Wednesday's prompt and revise work as needed. Please print if possible on Friday. Also link new assignments to your portfolio. You can call this one: Conceptions of America: Poetry Analysis.
Also, since you are asking...
Prompt (In-Class Writing): As we continue to develop a comprehensive understanding of The American Dream, consider the conceptions of America presented in these poems: “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman, and “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes. Compare and contrast the views presented by each speaker, and analyze how each applies to an understanding of the American Dream.
Some terms to consider when discussing poems:
Tues: Read and summarize central ideas in New York Times Article: "What Happens to The American Dream in a Recession?"
Mon: Quick-write and discussion: What is the American Dream? What names, images, people are associated with this concept? How has it changed over time? What have been obstacles to the ideals of equality, freedom, and liberty?
Week 13 (12/3 - 12/7)
Due Thursday: Draft of The Pearl Literary Analysis Essay
Due Friday: Final draft of The Pearl Literary Analysis Essay
Instructions for Lab/ Library time on 12/7: Read Carefully
1. After checking your Pearl essay against the checklist, please print and attach to the checklist/ rubric that you received yesterday.
2. Once that is done, please follow the instructions below to create or update your portfolio website to reflect this year's work (portfolio completion is part of your final exam grade)
It's time to update/ create your portfolio website for the end-of-semester portfolio. This is how you will display key assignments for this term.
Week 12 (11/26 - 11/30)
Mon: Timed writing. See me if you miss to schedule make-up.
Tues - Thursday: Guided discussion of themes and issues in the pearl. Groups prepare responses to analytical questions. A heated debate ensues which forces us to change our timeline. This is wonderful. Keep it up!
Due Friday 11/ 30: Working thesis for literary analysis essay on Steinbeck's The Pearl. Choose one of the two prompts provided. Skills to focus on:
Week 10 (11/5 - 11/9)
Mon - Tues:
"Single Story" Revisions due
Socratic discussion: Happiness, issues in the
Week 9 (10/29 - 11/2)
Read Ch's 1 and 2 of The Pearl:
View and take notes on this TED talk: "The Surprising Science of Happiness"
Week 8 (10/22 - 10/26)
Due Friday 10-26: Read "The Happy Man's Shirt" in Glencoe textbook, pg 241-242 and answer questions 11, 13, 14 on pg 243.
Prepare to discuss: What is happiness? Does someone like the happy man really exist?
Monday and Wednesday: Body Paragraph Workshop in the Lab
As we conclude our series of articles on the importance of literature, you will write a series of body paragraphs in support of fundamental claims featured in this series. Your evidence should come from articles, speeches, excerpts or other readings, and should demonstrate (at least once per paragraph) effective integration of quotations.
Claims (each is a separate document)
1. Literature enhances the humanity of the reader. (should have been completed over the weekend): Due Tuesday 10-23 in class
2. The reading of literature preserves many of the central ideals of our society, including _______________ (democracy, empathy, the dignity of each individual, etc..)
(Complete today, bring to class Wednesday)
Check yourself: Each paragraph should include the following (each of the 5 criteria are worth 8 points for a total of 40 points per paragraph):
Texts to consider:
Week 7 (10/15 - 10/18)
Timed writing Monday
Mechanics and writing practice Tuesday
Wednesday: Independent Reading Response
Thursday: Mechanics/ writing workshop
STEP 1: Please log in to your Google account and go to Drive.
Then, create a folder/collection entitled:
Share the folder with me at: email@example.com
As you complete work for this class, place it in the folder. (On most assignments, I will also ask you to print, but this will help you and I to manage your work as the year goes on)
STEP 2: Turn in precis and all related materials for "Why Literature Matters" Article. Assemble as follows, top (#1) to bottom (#5):
Literature enhances a reader's view of humanity.
Incorporate quotations within your evidence and be sure to develop ample analysis of the evidence/ details that you present.
If you are looking for an article, speech, etc..., click here
Aim to complete this today and place it in your folder. You will be asked to print on Monday as you develop an additional (related) paragraph.
Week 6 (10/8 - 10/12)
Mon. and Wed: Complete charting the full text of "Why Literature Matters" article
Tuesday - In Library - Please do the following:
Week 5 (10/1 - 10/5)
Review essay notes presentation and make a plan for improvement. Bring "essay notes" handout to Wednesday's class. Be sure you have written several sentences describing your plan for improvement.
Due Thursday: Reflective Essay in Response to "My Single Story" Prompt
Due Friday: Read, annotate and map the claims/ reasons of "Why Literature Matters" article
Area of focus: Subject-verb agreement
Week 4 (9/24- 9/28)
Thursday and Friday:
Due Monday: Vocabulary sentences
Independent reading: read at least 30 pages in your book
TED talk: Adichie on "The Danger of a Single Story"
Due Tuesday: Complete analytical summary of "Superman and Me"
Due Wednesday: Complete Essay Notes
Timed writing - In class on Wednesday
Week 3 (9/17 - 9/21)
Wed 9/19 - Fri 9/21
Notes on Academic summary: What to do, what to avoid. Click here to review notes.
If you scored below 25 on your first summary, re-do and re-submit by Friday
Monday: Timed Essay
Week 2 (9/10 - 9/14)
Wednesday - Friday (9/12-9/14):
In "The Meaning of Literature", William J. Long....
Format: Summary should be typed in MLA format. It does not need a title.
Tuesday 9/11: Writing workshop continued
Complete and turn in a revised introduction and one body paragraph.
Monday 9/10 - Writing Workshop
Review Essay Notes and Complete 2-sentence introduction:
1. Capture authorial action (paraphrase what Jamison is arguing).
2. THESIS: Explain the extent to which you agree/ disagree*
Use They Say/ I Say Templates
Week 1 (9/4 - 9/7)
Welcome to Honors English 10 (English 3H/4H)
Please get into the habit of using this site regularly to access resources pertinent to our class. Here is an overview of our week 1 agenda:
Attention: All students need to create a portfolio website and complete the registration form below. If you have not done this yet, please see instructions from Week 13/ December 7th . The end of semester 1 is coming soon.