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Eng 12 Agenda
Week of 05/20-05/24
Monday Discuss Chapter 25 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir's reaction to Sohrab's actions, the conclusion of Amir and Sohrab's journey, and Amir's redemption; introduction to the "Fly Your Own Kite" project (See Eng 12 Handouts)
Tuesday Class time to work on Final Kite Project (due Thursday)
Wednesday Review day for Final Exam
Thursday 3rd and 4th Hour Exams; Kite Project due
Friday 1/2 Day; 5th and 6th Hour Exams

 

Week of 05/13-05/17

Monday Discuss Chapters 19 & 20 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir's growth, the "new" Kabul, and the start of his journey to find Sohrab; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 21 & 22 by Wednesday
Tuesday Class time to work on reading of Chapters (Ice Cream Party 2nd Hour; Graduation Practice 6th Hour): HOMEWORK: Complete reading of Chapters 21 & 22 
Wednesday Discuss Chapters 21 & 22 of The Kite Runner with a focus on the "experience" at Ghazi Stadium, Amir's mental state, and Amir's fight with an old "friend"; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 23- page 320
Thursday Discuss Chapters 23-24 with a focus on Amir's recovery, Rahim Khan's letter, and Sohrab's difficulties adjusting; HOMEWORK: Complete Chapter 24
Friday Discuss Chapter 24 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir's difficulty with adoption, Sohrab's continued mental anguish, and Sohrab's grave choice; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 25

 

Week of 05/06-05-10

Monday Discuss Chapters 11 & 12 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir and Baba's adjustment to life in America, Amir's successes, and Amir's relationship with Soraya; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 13 and complete vocabulary study for chapters 12-13 (see Eng 12 Handouts)
Tuesday Discuss Chapter 13 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir and Soraya's wedding, Baba's death, and the struggles for Amir and Soraya; HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow's test on Chapters 1-13
Wednesday Test on Chapters 1-13 of The Kite Runner; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 14-16
Thursday Discuss Chapters 14-16 with a focus on Amir's present, his return to Afghanistan, and his reunion with Rahim Khan.  HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 17-18
Friday Discuss Chapters 17-18 with a focus on Hassan's letter, Baba's secret, and Rahim Khan's request; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 19-20

 

Week of 04/29-05/03

Monday Discuss Chapters 4-6 of The Kite Runner with a focus on the relationships between Amir and Baba, Amir and Hassan, and Amir and Rahim Khan; the characterization of Assef; Baba's gift to Hassan; winter in Afghanistan; kite fighting and kite running (See Eng 12 Handouts for discussion questions)  HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 7 (trigger warning)
Tuesday Discuss Chapter 7 of The Kite Runner with a focus on the kite fight, Amir's memories, and the event that changes Amir forever; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 8 of The Kite Runner; complete vocabulary for Chapters 8-10 (due Thursday)
Wednesday Discuss Chapter 8 of The Kite Runner with a focus on the changes in Amir and Hassan's relationship, the changes in Amir and Baba's relationships, and Amir's birthday presents; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 9-10 of The Kite Runner; complete vocabulary for Chapters8-10
Thursday Discuss Chapters 9-10 of The Kite Runner with a focus on Amir's treachery, Hassan's sacrifice, and Amir and Baba's journey; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 11 & 12 of The Kite Runner (due Monday) and complete vocabulary study for Chapters 12 & 13 (due Tuesday)
Friday 1/2 Day--Teacher Appreciation Activity

 

Week of 4/22-4/26

Monday Continue Senior Project Presentations; review for tomorrow's test; HOMEWORK: Prepare for test on Chapters 11-18 of Brave New World
Tuesday Test on Chapters 11-18 of Brave New World
Wednesday Continue Senior Project Presentations; Introduction to The Kite Runner; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 1-2 of The Kite Runner and complete vocabulary study for chps. 1-3 (see Eng. 12 Handouts)
Thursday Continue Senior Project Presentations; Discuss Chapters 1-2 of The Kite Runner with a focus on the tecnique of flashback; the characterization of Amir, Hassan, Baba, and Ali; and the introduction to the themes of betrayal and guilt, memory, and hope for redemption; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 3
Friday Discuss Chapter 3 of The Kite Runner with a continued focus on characterization and the relationships between Amir and Hassan, Amir and Baba, and Amir and Rahim Khan; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 4-6 and complete vocabulary study (See Eng 12 Handouts)

 

Week of 3/25 - 3/29

Monday Discussion of Ch. 8 of BNW with a focus on the characterization of John, Linda, and the setting of the Savage Reservation HOMEWORK: Read Ch. 9-10
Tuesday Discussion of Ch. 9-10 of BNW with a focus on the return to London HOMEWORK: Study for Ch 1-10 BNW Assessment Tomorrow
Wednesday BNW Assessment: Ch 1-10 Homework: Read Ch. 11
Thursday Discussion of Ch. 11 of BNW with a continued focus on characterization (Bernard, Lenina, John, Linda) 
Friday 1/2 Day: BNW Activity

Week of 3/18-3/22

Monday Chalk Talk on major elements of Brave New World, specificially thinking about Chapter 5. HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 6 for discussion tomorrow
Tuesday Discuss chapter 6 in class with a focus on Bernard and Lenina's conversation over the water, the DHC's conversation with Bernard about the Savage Reservation, and the details we know so far about the reservation as well as the warnings given about it 
Wednesday In class reading of Chapter 7
Thursday Work day for senior project SILENT AUCTION!!  HOMEWORK: Bring in hard copy of senior essay
Friday Work day for the essay component of the senior project. See English 12 Handouts for copy of Assessment Choices for upcoming test on Chapters 1-10

Week of 3/11-3/15

Monday Discuss Chapter 2 of Brave New World with a focus on characterization of Lenina, Bernard, and the D.H.C. as well as the process of classical conditioning in the World State; begin in-class reading of Chapter 3 with a focus on beliefs of the World State
Tuesday Continue in-class reading of Chapter 3 with a focus on "history," continued characterization, and signinficant changes in the World State; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 4 (See Eng 12 Links for Reading Purpose Questions to help focus reading)
Wednesday Discuss Chapter 4 with a focus on various examples of conditioning, characterization of Lenina, Bernard, and Helmholtz, and the role of sports in society; HOMEWORK: Complete rough draft of essay (due Friday); Read Chapter 5 , Due Monday (See Eng 12 Links for Reading Purpose Questions to focus reading)
Thursday 1/2 Day--Class time to work on Senior Project
Friday 2 Copies of Rough Drafts due; peer edits of drafts (See Eng 12 Handouts for an Example of an Informative Essay with some commentary); HOMEWORK: Begin revision of draft

 

Week of 3/4-3/8

Monday Creating a Utopia activity, read the short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Tuesday In class discussion of utopia and major themes from Harrison Bergeron, including the concepts of individuality & freedom, the nature of a dystopian society, and what "equality" means
Wednedsay Complete and discuss the Brave New World anticipation guide, focusing on major considerations for the contemporary world we live in based on major themes and concepts from the story. Prezi on both the historical context and major details of the text. MLA handouts to be looked over. HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 1 of Brave New World and complete a MLA Works Cited page for the essay
Thursday In class discussion of Chapter 1. Literature Circle group go over guiding questions and then whole class discussion focusing on the World State and its policies, principles, and general functions
Friday 1/2 DAY. Class time to work on the essay component of the Senior Project
Week of 02/25-03/01
Monday Introduction to Senior Project and view sample videos; introduction to social issues packet; class time to brainstorm social issues
Tuesday

Class time with group (with laptops) to begin preliminary research on social issue (ill, blame, cure, cost); Checkpoint: Steps 1-2 Handout

Wednesday Class time with group (with laptops) to begin preliminary research on social issue (ill, blame, cure, cost); Checkpoint: Step 3 Handout
Thursday Class time with group (with laptops) to begin preliminary research on social issue (ill, blame, cure, cost); Checkpoint: Step 4 Handout and Anchor and 1 Linking text
Friday Introduction to Brave New World; Homework: Read Chapter 1 with a focus on understanding the World State and its properties

 

Week of 2/04-2/08

Monday Close reading of significant quotations and Squealer's speech from Chapter 3; small group discussion of Chapters 3 & 4 (See Eng 12 Handouts for Discussion Questions); HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 5 and begin work on Activity Log (Chs. 5-7) due Friday; begin studying for Quiz on Wednesday (Chs. 1-5 and Historcial Context Prezi)
Tuesday Whole group discussion of Chapter 5; review character chart descriptions; HOMEWORK: Study for Quiz on Chapters 1-5 and Historical Context (See Eng 12 Links for Prezi)
Wednesday Quiz on Chapters 1-5 and Historical Context; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 6 and continue working on Activity Log
Thursday Small group discussion of Chapter 6; HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 7 and complete Activity Log
Friday Discuss Chapter 7 and review activity log; windmill activity; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 8-9; begin studying for Quiz on Chapters 6-10 (next Thursday, 2/14)

 

Week of 1/21-1/25

Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--No School
Tuesday Introduction to the new semester--Rules and Syllabus
Wednesday Snow Day--No School
Thursday Bell Work (See Eng. 12 Handouts for copy); Introductory Activity
Friday Disccuss Bell Work from Thursday; Collaborative Power Point on Historical Context of Animal Farm; HOMEWORK: Read Chapters 1 & 2 Animal Farm

 

Week of 12/3-12/7

Monday Test on Acts 1-3 of Macbeth
Tuesday Puzzle Activity: Introduction to the final literary analysis essay (See Eng 12 Handouts for file)
Wednesday Class time to begin text hunt for essay; HOMEWORK: Complete Act 4 vocabulary study (See Eng 12 Handouts for file)...due Friday
Thursday Read and discuss Act 4, scenes 1-2 with a focus on the witches' new prophecies, Macbeth's deteriorating character, and the new theme
Friday Act 4 Vocabulary Due; read and discuss Act 4, scenes 2-3 with a focus on characterizations of the Macduff family and Malcolm, Malcolm's test of Macduff, and Macduff's reaction to the news about his family; HOMEWORK: Complete working thesis statement for final essay; complete Act 5 Vocabulary (both due Monday)

 

Week of 11/26-11/30

Monday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (2.1-2.3) with a focus on motifs (darkness, ambiguity, blood, water), themes (deceptive appearances and unnatural events), changes in character (Macbeth and Lady Macbeth), and comic relief
Tuesday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (2.3-2.4) with a focus on motifs (darkness, blood, water), themes (deceptive appearances and unnatural events), and significant character development; HOMEWORK: Complete Act 3 Vocabulary Study; reminder to study vocabulary words continuously
Wednesday Act 3 Vocab Study due; continue reading and discussing Macbeth (3.1-3.3) with a focus on Macbeth's disintegrating character, changes in the Macbeths' relationship, and plot development; HOMEWORK: Study for quiz on Shakespeare background
Thursday Quiz on the Background of William Shakespeare; continue reading and discussing Macbeth (3.2-3.3) with a continued focus on Macbeth's disintegrating character, changes in the Macbeths' relationship, and plot development; HOMEWORK: Begin studying for Acts 1-3 test next Tuesday
Friday Review day for test

 

Week of 11/19-11/23

Monday Vocabulary Act 2 due; Career Cruising
Tuesday 1/2 Day--Operation Gratitude
Wednesday Thanksgiving Break
Thursday Thanksgiving Break--Happy Thanksgiving!!
Friday Thanksgiving Break

 

Week of 11/12-11/16

Monday Review important literary elements significant to the reading of Macbeth (motif, ambiguity, comic relief, atmosphere); begin audio of Macbeth (1.1-1.3); discuss scenes with a continuous focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis
Tuesday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (1.3-1.4) with a continued focus on motifs, plot development, and character analysis
Wednesday Pair Activity: "Convince Me"
Thursday Continue reading and discussing Macbeth (1.5-1.7) with a focus on an analysis of Lady Macbeth's persuasive tactics
Friday Assign Macbeth Vocabulary Act 2; begin reading and discussing Macbeth (2.1-2.2) with a focus on motifs, theme, and changes in character; HOMEWORK: Complete Act 2 Vocabulary (due Monday)

 

Week of 11/5-11/9

Monday Macbeth Introductory Activity; assign and explain Macbeth Act 1 Vocabulary assignment
Tuesday Election Day--No School
Wednesday Prezi: The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
Thursday Carousel Activity with themes from Macbeth
Friday 1/2 Day

 

Week of 10/29-11/2

Monday Begin watching "A Knight's Tale" as a movie tie-in to The Canterbury Tales; focus on similar characters and ideals of the Middle Ages
Tuesday Continue watching "A Knight's Tale" as a movie tie-in to The Canterbury Tales; focus on similar characters and ideals of the Middle Ages
Wednesday Senior Set-Up
Thursday Continue watching "A Knight's Tale" as a movie tie-in to The Canterbury Tales; focus on similar characters and ideals of the Middle Ages; exit ticket: 1--Explain a main theme of the movie; 2--Discuss one feature of the movie that reflects what you've learned about the Middle Ages
Friday Introductory Activity to Macbeth; class time to work on literary terms

 

Week of 10/22-10/26

Monday Quiz on Background of the Middle Ages; Complete Prologue of "The Canterbury Tales" with a focus on Harry Bailey and the plan for the tales; HOMEWORK: Read "The Pardoner's Tale" and be prepared for discussion
Tuesday Discuss "The Pardoner's Tale" with a focus on the moral and ironies found within the tale; HOMEWORK: Study for Thursday's test on The Canterbury Tales
Wednesday Play Kahoot Review game
Thursday Test on The Canterbury Tales (Prologue, The Pardoner's Tale, and Literary Terms)
Friday Half-day--Scattegories

 

Week of 10/15-10/19

Monday

Begin reading The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales with a focus on characterization and Chaucer's opinion; HOMEWORK: Continue reading the Prologue and fill out characterization chart (see Eng 12 Handouts for copy); assigned Pilgrims: Monk, Friar, Merchant, Oxford Cleric

Tuesday Continue discussion of pilgrims with a continued focus on characterization and Chaucer's view; HOMEWORK: Continue reading the Prologue and fill out characterization chart (see Eng 12 Handouts for copy); assigned Pilgrims: TBA; one additional pilgrim to be assigned as part of group presentation
Wednesday Continue discussion of pilgrims with a continued focus on characterization and Chaucer's view; class time to work with group on assigned character and create teaching poster; HOMEWORK: Review presentation for tomorrow 
Thursday Group presentations of various pilgrims; HOMEWORK: Begin studying for Middle Ages quiz on Monday
Friday Pep Rally Day--Crossword Puzzle Study Guide; HOMEWORK: Study for Monday's quiz (See English 12 for Crossword and Middle Ages Presentation)

 

Week of 10/05-10/12

Monday Beowulf's Resume Due; Introduction to Satire (Defintion, key elements, modern-day examples) in preparation for upcoming unit on The Canterbury Tales
Tuesday Begin Middle Ages Power Point Presenation with a focus on living environment, social norms, and status quo
Wednesday Continue Middle Ages Power Point Presentation with a focus on health, religion, special beliefs; Begin film study: Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, with a focus on satire and Middle Ages reflection
Thursday Continue film study: Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, with a focus on satire and Middle Ages reflection
Friday 1/2 Day--Scattegories Word Practice

 

Week of 10/1-10/5

Monday Introduction to Beowulf's Resume Assessment (due next Monday; see Eng 12 Handouts Tab for assignment sheet and examples); Continue reading and discussio of "The Battle with Grendel" and "The Battle with Grendel's Mother" with a focus on themes, plot devices, and the reflection of the time period; HOMEWORK: Begin studying for Friday's Test: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Era, literary terms
Tuesday Continue reading and discussion of "The Battle with Grendel's Mother" with a continued focus on plot devices, symbols, and Beowulf's role as an epic hero; Bingo review game in preparation for Friday's test
Wednesday Class day to begin work on Beowulf's resume; HOMEWORK: Rough draft due tomorrow
Thursday Rough draft of Beowulf's resume due today; peer evaluations of resume; HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow's test on Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon era, and literary terms
Friday Test: Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Era, Literary Terms; HOMEWORK: Complete final draft of Beowulf's resume

 

Week of 9/24-9/28

Monday Final Draft of College Entrance Essay due; Counselor Presentations
Tuesday Review Prezi on Anglo-Saxon era as historical context for upcoming reading of Beowulf (See Eng 12 Links tab for link to Prezi)
Wednesday Continue Prezi; discuss qualities of an epic hero; introduce Literary Terms semester packet and terms associated with Beowulf
Thursday Begin reading and discussion of Beowulf: "Grendel Attacks the Danes" and "The Co