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English 12 Agenda
Week of 02/12-02/16
Monday Read and discuss "The Floating Book (Part I)" with a focus on Death's use of foreshadowing; HOMEWORK: Read "The Gamblers" and "Rudy's Youth" (See Eng 12 Handouts for Reading Purpose Questions)
Tuesday Discuss "The Gamblers" with a focus on the risks inherent in hiding a Jew and "Rudy's Youth" with a focus on Rudy's characterization in light of his life situation; HOMEWORK: Read the remainder of Part Five ("The Losers," "Sketches," "The Whistler and the Shoes," Three Acts of Stupidity by Rudy Steiner," "The Floating Book (Part II)
Wednesday Discuss "The Losers," "Sketches," "The Whistler and the Shoes," "Three Acts," and "The Floating Book (Pt II)" with a focus on characterization of Viktor Chemmel and Rudy, significance of Liesel's "title," and motivation behind Rudy's behavior; HOMEWORK: Read Part Six (pgs. 307-324): "Death's Diary," "The Snowman," and "Thirteen Presents"
Thursday Discuss yesterday's readings with a focus on Death's job and his feelings, the significances of the snowman, and Liesel's emotional burden.
Friday 1/2 Day--SSR; HOMEWORK OVER BREAK: Read the rest of Part Six and all of Part Seven; choose an "illuminating" moment or image from Part Six or Seven and write a cohesive paragraph that explains why this particular moment is so impactful.  Paragraph must be typed in MLA format.

 

Week of 02/05-02/09

Monday Discuss weekend's readings with a focus on Rudy and Liesel's shenanigans, Max's journey, Hans's story, and Max's story; HOMEWORK: Read pages 197-238 (see Eng 12 Handouts for Purpose Questions); study for Thursday's test
Tuesday Discuss yesterday's readings ("The Wrath of Rosa," "Liesel's Lecture," "The Sleeper," "The Swapping of Nightmares," and "Pages from the Basement") with a focus on Rosa's response, Max's brother-figure status, Hans's necessary cruelty, connections between Max and Liesel, Liesel's view of Max, Liesel's understanding of suffering, and "The Standover Man."  HOMEWORK: Study for Thursday's test
Wednesday Complete discussion on previous day's readings with a continued focus on Rosa's response, Max's brother-figure status, Hans's necessary cruelty, connections between Max and Liesel, Liesel's view of Max, Liesel's understanding of suffering, and "The Standover Man."  HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow's test
Thursday Test on Prologue-Part Four of The Book Thief; HOMEWORK: Read pages 241-266 "The Floating Book (Part I)" and "The Gamblers"
Friday Discuss "The Floating Book" and "The Gamblers" with a focus on Rudy and the seven examples of gambling; visit from Mr. Miller re: attendance policy; HOMEWORK: Read pg. 267-303 ("Rudy's Youth," "The Losers," "Sketches," "The Whistler and the Shoes," "Three Acts of Stupidity of Rudy Steiner," and "The Floating Book (Part II)")

 

Week of 01/29-02/02

Monday Discuss "The Woman with the Iron Fist," "The Kiss," "The Jesse Owens Incident," and "The Other Side of Sandpaper" with a focus on characterization of Rosa, Hans, and Rudy; HOMEWORK: Read pgs 69-80 ("The Smell of Friendship" and "The Heavyweight Champion of the School-yard")
Tuesday Discuss "The Smell of Friendship" and "The Heavyweight Champion of the School-yard" with a focus on Hans and Liesel's relationship and Liesel's strength; HOMEWORK: Read all of Part Two
Wednesday Discuss Part Two of The Book Thief with a focus on Christmas, the "dead letters," Hans Junior, and the second theft; HOMEWORK: Read pages 125-153 ("The Way Home," "The Mayor's Library," "Enter the Struggler," and "The Attributes of Summer")
Thursday Discuss yesterday's readings with a focus on Hans's "insurance," the mayor's wife, Max Vandenburg, and the joys of summer
Friday Continue discussing the joys of summer; class time to begin reading homework; HOMEWORK: Read the remainder of Part Three ("The Aryan Shopkeeper," "The Struggler, Continued," "Tricksters," "The Struggler, Concluded"); read Part Four, pages 173-196; begin studying for test on Prologue-Part Four (next Thursday, 02/08)

 

Week of 01/22-01/26

Monday Survey of Novel Preferences; discussion of classroom expectations
Tuesday Review syllabus; begin introduction to historical context for The Book Thief (see Eng 12 Links tab for link to background Prezi)
Wednesday Continue introduction to historical context for The Book Thief; read and discuss "The Hangman," a poem that introduces a major theme of the novel (see Eng 12 Links tab for link to Prezi; see Eng 12 Handouts tab for copy of The Hangman"); HOMEWORK: Read "The Prologue" (2-15) of The Book Thief
Thursday Discuss "The Prologue" with a focus on the narrator; colors; literary elements of foreshadowing, personification, and structure; and purpose; HOMEWORK: Read pages 19-35 ("Arrival on Himmel Street," "Growing Up a Saumensch")
Friday Discuss "Arrival on Him
Discuss "The Smell of Friendship" and "The Heavyweight Champion of the School-yard" with a focus on Hans and Liesel's relationship and Liesel's strength; HOMEWORK: Read all of Part Two
mel Street" and "Growing Up a Saumensch" with a focus on Liesel's background, the first theft, and characterization of Hans and Rosa; HOMEWORK: Read pages 36-68 ("The Woman with the Iron Fist," "The Kiss," "The Jesse Owens Incident," "The Other Side of Sandpaper")

 

Week of 01/08-01/12

Monday Final Class day to work on finalizing literary analysis essay; HOMEWORK: Complete final draft of literary analysis essay on Macbeth; study for Vocabulary Test
Tuesday Final Draft of Literary Analysis Essay due; Vocabulary Test
Wednesday Film study: Shakespeare in Love, with a focus on Elizabethan Drama and 16th century life
Thursday Film study: Shakespeare in Love, with a focus on Elizabethan Drama and 16th century life
Friday Day 1 of Jeopard Review game to prepare for Midterm Exam

 

Week of 01/03-01/05

Monday No School
Tuesday No School
Wednesday Student-Teacher Essay Conferences; Class time to work on essay; HOMEWORK: Complete rough draft due tomorrow
Thursday Rough Draft due today; Student-Teacher Essay Conferences; Class time to work on essay (See English 12 Handouts for Essay Rubric and Movie Permission slip which is due on Monday)
Friday Student-Teacher Essay Conferences; Class time to work on essay; HOMEWORK: Complete final draft of literary analysis essay (Due Monday, unless a cold day today, then Due Tuesday); study for Macbeth Vocabulary Test on Tuesday)

 

Week of 12/11-12/15

Monday Act 5 Vocabulary study due; read and discuss Macbeth (2.2-2.6) with a focus on the significant changes in Macbeth's character; HOMEWORK: Complete "Unmasked" project (due tomorrow)
Tuesday "Unmasked" project due; read and discuss Macbeth (2.7-2.8) with a focus on the truth of the witches' prophecies, new motifs, and final plot twists; HOMEWORK: Begin work on literary analysis essay; begin studying for quiz on Acts 4 & 5 of Macbeth (Thursday)
Wednesday Writing instruction: prewriting, narrowing, and structure; HOMEWORK: Study for quiz on Acts 4 & 5 of Macbeth
Thursday Quiz on Acts 4 & 5 of Macbeth; Writing instruction: commentary vs. summary
Friday Writing instruction: how to use textual evidence; how to cite evidence; schedule one-on-one conferences; HOMEWORK: Rough draft (minimum of thesis and one body paragraph) due Monday

 

Week of 12/4-12/8

Monday Test on Acts 1-3 of Macbeth
Tuesday Macbeth "Unmasked" activity (See Eng 12 Links for details of project and Eng 12 Handouts for copy of assignment); HOMEWORK: Complete Act 4 Vocabulary Study
Wednesday Read and discuss Macbeth (4.1-4.2) with a focus on the witches' new prophecies, Macbeth's deteriorating character, and new theme (one cannot alter fate)
Thursday Read and discuss Macbeth (4.2-4.3) with a focus on characterizations of Malcolm and Macduff, Malcolm's test of Macduff, Macduff's reaction to the news of his family's death, and predictions for Act 5
Friday Introduce Final Literary Analysis essay (See Eng 12 Handouts for topics); Read and discuss Macbeth (5.1-5.3) with a focus on significant changes in both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; HOMEWORK: Work on Unmasked project (due Tuesday)

 

Week of 11/27-12/1

Monday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (2.2-2.3) with a focus on motifs (darkness, ambiguity, blood, water), themes (deceptive appearances and unnatural events = political unrest), changes in character, and comic relief; HOMEWORK: Complete Act 3 Vocabulary Study (See Eng 12 Handouts)
Tuesday Act 3 Vocabulary Due; Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (2.4-3.1) with a focus on motifs (darkness, blood, water), themes (deceptive appearances and unnatural events = political unrest), and significant character developments; HOMEWORK: Study for test on Acts 1, 2, and 3 of Macbeth scheduled for Friday.
Wednesday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (3.2-3.3) with a focus on Macbeth's disintegrating character, changes in the Macbeths' relationship, and plot development; HOMEWORK: Study for test on Acts 1, 2, and 3 of Macbeth scheduled for Friday.
Thursday Class time to complete study guide to help prepare for tomorrow's test on Acts 1-3 of Macbeth (See Eng 12 Handouts)
Friday Test on Acts 1-3 of Macbeth

 

Week of 11/20-11/21

Monday Career Cruising and Senior Survey
Tuesday 1/2 Day for P/T Conferences

 

Week 11/13-11/17

Monday Prezi Presentation on background of William Shakespeare (see Eng12 Links and Eng 12 Handouts); theme activity (attitude survey);  HOMEWORK: Act 1 Vocabulary Study (See Eng 12 Handouts)
Tuesday Vocab I due today; discussion of important elements related to the study of drama: motif, ambiguity, comic relief, and atmosphere; begin audio of Macbeth (1.1-1.3); discussion of scenes with a continuous focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis
Wednesday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (1.3-1.5) with a continuous focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis
Thursday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (1.5-1.6) with a continuous focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis
Friday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (1.6-1.7) with a continuous focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis; HOMEWORK: Complete Act 2 Vocabulary Study (due Monday; see Eng 12 Handouts)

 

Week of 11/06-11/10

Monday Lit-to-Film study of A Knight's Tale with a focus on the portrayal of the time period and connection of movie characters to those portrayed in Chaucer's Tales
Tuesday No School--Election Day
Wednesday Continue lit-to-film study of A Knight's Tale
Thursday Finish A Knight's Tale lit-to-film study; Begin Prezi presentation on the background of William Shakespeare and his works (see English 12 Links tab for link to presentation); HOMEWORK: Complete Act I Vocabulary Study (Due Monday; see English 12 Handouts tab)
Friday 1/2 Day Activities

 

Week of 10/30-11/03

Monday Quiz on The Canterbury Tales (Prologue, "The Pardoner's Tale," Satire notes)
Tuesday Introduction to the Heroic Character Sketch assessment and sample; class time to brainstrom ideas for character sketch (Due Friday)
Wednesday Class time to work on Character Sketch; HOMEWORK: Complete Rough Draft of Heroic Character Sketch
Thursday Peer Evaluation of Character Sketch; class time to work on revisions; HOMEWORK: Complete final draft of character sketch
Friday Character sketch due today; begin Lit. to Film study of A Knight's Tale with a focus on potrayal of time period and connection of movie characters to those portrayed in Chaucer's Tales

 

Week of 10/16-10/20

Monday Continue reading and discussion of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" with a focus on characterization of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, themes, and reflection of the time period.  HOMEWORK: Study for quiz tomorrow on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and the Middle Ages presentation
Tuesday Quiz on "Sir Gawain" and the Middle Ages; review Literary Terms Handout
Wednesday Introduction to The Canterbury Tales with a focus on Chaucer's background, staire, and frame tale; begin reading and discussion of The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales with a focus on character traits and Chaucer's view (See English 12 Handouts tab for fill-in character chart)
Thursday Small group reading and discussion of The Prologue with a continued focus on traits and Chaucer's view; HOMEWORK: Read and analyze next few characters in the Prologue
Friday Review Chaucer's characterization of pilgrims with a focus on traits and Chaucer's commentary; HOMEWORK: Read and analyze next few characters in the Prologue

 

Week of 10/9-10/13

Monday Finish viewing "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail"; review Prezi on the time period of the Middle Ages with a focus on the lifestyle, the hierarchy, the living conditions, and the religion of the era
Tuesday Discuss the Code of Chivalry and examine some modern-day chivalric practices (Not homework, but see English 12 Handouts tab for a copy of the code)
Wednesday Begin in-class reading and discussion of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" with a focus on characterization of the Green Knight, King Arthur, and Sir Gawain; how the poem reflects the time period of the Middle Ages; and the meaning behind the Knight's challenge
Thursday Continue in-class reading and discussion of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" with a focus on continued characterization of Sir Gawain, the Green Knight, and Lord Bercilak; romanticism; and poetic devices
Friday 1/2 Day for PLC; HOMEWORK: Begin studying for quiz on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and the Middle Ages background (Tuesday)

 

Week of 10/2-10/6

Monday Rough draft of Beowulf's Resume due; peer evaluations and class time to revise and edit resumes; HOMEWORK: Complete Final Draft of Beowulf's resume (due tomorrow); Study for Test on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon background (Wednesday)
Tuesday Final Draft of Beowulf's Resume due; class time to review/study for final test on the story of Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon background (review Prezi on background info found in English 12 Links tab); HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow's test on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon background
Wednesday Final Test on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon history
Thursday Begin viewing "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail" as an introduction to the Middle Ages as well as satire in preparation for our units on The Canterbury Tales and the King Arthur legend.
Friday Finish viewing "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail"

 

Week of 9/25-9/29

Monday College Entrance Essay due; Anglo-Saxon lecture on historical context of Beowulf (see English 12 Links tab for link to Prezi)
Tuesday Discussion of the qualities of an epic hero (see English 12 Handouts tab); begin reading and discussing Beowulf: Grendel Attacks the Danes" and "The Coming of Beowulf" with a focus on the characterization of Grendel and Beowulf, the literary reflection of Pagan and Christian beliefs, and use of kennings
Wednesday Continue in-class reading and discussion of Beowulf: "The Coming of Beowulf" and "The Battle with Grendel" with a focus on the literary reflection of the Anglo-Saxon age
Thursday Introduction to Beowulf's Resume Assessment Project (See English 12 Handouts) (due next Tuesday 10/3); continue in-class reading and discussion of Beowulf: "The Battle with Grendel" and "The Battle with Grendel's Mother" with a focus on theme, the reflection of the Anglo-Saxon age, and the use of kennings
Friday Continue in-class reading and discussion of Beowulf: "The Battle with Grendel's Mother" with a focus on plot devices and Beowulf's role as epic hero; HOMEWORK: Complete rough draft of Beowulf's resume (due Monday for peer review) and begin studying for final test on Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon Era (Wednesday, 10/4).

 

Agenda for Week of 9/18-9/22

Monday Begin Project Presentations (Groups 1-4); explanation of Individual evaluation; class time to work on College Entrance Essay (due 9-25; see English 12 Handouts tab for explanation)
Tuesday Continue Project Presentations (Groups 5-8); Individual evaluations due; class time to work on College Entrance Essay
Wednesday Complete Project Presentations (Groups 9-12); class time to work on College Entrance Essay
Thursday Rough draft of College Entrance Essay due; peer evaluations of draft; class time to work on College Entrance Essay (due Monday)
Friday Last day to work on College Entrance Essay (due Monday)

 

Agenda for the Week of 9/11-9/15

Monday Post High School Project topics assigned to groups; class time to research material for upcoming presentation. (See English 12 Handouts tab for project assignment)
Tuesday Continue class time to compile research and begin creation of presentation
Wednesay Continue class time to compile research and begin creation of presentation; review MLA standards of citation
Thursday Continue class time to compile research and begin creation of presentation
Friday Final day to complete work on presentation; explanation of college entrance essay, due 9/25 (See English 12 Handouts tab for assignment) HOMEWORK: Complete presentation and rehearse in preparation for next week's in-class presentations

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End:  09/08/2016

Tuesday: ID Index Cards; Teacher Introduction
Wednesday: Discuss class expectations, policies, and syllabus
                     Discussion of Website and blog activity
Thursday: Seating Chart
                  Getting to Know You activity
Friday: Discussion of Post High School Project