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English IV AP:
1/5: APMC in class and receive comparative literary analysis assignment and calendar.
1/9: Finish APMC in class, sign up for a literary term to present, and write a response to an AP prose prompt in class (quiz grade).
1/11: Literary terms presentations of alliteration, allusion, and ambiguity. Independent reading of choice novel. Introduction to dialectical responses and poetry.
1/13: Typed analysis plan for the comp. lit paper due (daily grade). Lit. terms presentations of anachronism, analogy, anapest, and anaphora. Poetry analysis.
1/24: First set of four dialectical responses due on paper and Turnitin.com (quiz grade). Students analyze four quotes (two of which can be from the original novel or play being compared). These quotes/analysis should reflect the reading of the first third of the choice novel or play.
2/3: Second set of four dialectical response due from the second half of choice novel or play (again, paper copy and submission on Turnitin.com)=quiz grade..
2/15: Third dialecitcal response from the last third of choice novel or play (paper copy and Turnitin.com)=quiz grade.
2/17: Academic vocabulary quiz #5 with word wall words. Flash cards of both sets=extra credit.
2/22: Outline, including thesis sentence and quote from both sources due=quiz grade. Submit one paper copy to me.
2/28: Typed rough draft #1 with works cited list of the comp. lit analysis due.
3/2: Second rough draft with works ctied list of the comp. lit analysis due.
3/6: Literary Terms Test II. Know how to apply the literary terms learned from comic relief to free verse, but also including these terms from the first set: colloquial, blank verse, anapest, aphorism, apostrophe, and assonance.
3/8: final draft of the comparative literary analysis due on paper and Turnitin.com=test grades for format, content, and grammar/mechanics. Begin practice AP test.
3/10: Continue and finish practice AP test
3/31 Vocabulary quiz #7. Calibrate AP practice test in class.
4/21: Lit. Terms III test with poetry questions
5/3: AP Literature Exam
English IV DC:
1/5-6: Introduction to English 1302. Sign up for current event postings. Read chapter 3 (up to page 87) of Current Issues and Enduring Questions. Scanned pages are on Edmodo.
1/7-9: Essay #1 assignment explained and given in paper. Continue to analyze two community college essays and pair with someone for an analysis of the two. Share the Google Doc draft with me. For homework: Read pages 87-113 in Current Issues and Enduring Questions and work on mock rough draft, if needed.
1/10-11: Open-syllabus quiz. You can only use a paper copy of the syllabus and will be given 5 mins. to finish. Students will finish writing mock rough draft (shared with me Google Doc). For homework: Find two opposing essays on the same debatable topic, either in Current Issues and Enduring Questions, or the Opposing Viewpoints database from the library webpage. Homework: Read chapter 5 (pp. 179-206) of Current Issues book. Quiz next time over chs. 3 and 5. Finish the two argument assessment sheets over the two opposing articles you chose about the same debatable topic.
1/19 and 20: Typed, complete rough draft of essay #1 due for peer analysis (daily grade).
1/25 and 26: Final draft of essay #1 due on paper with works cited and uploaded on Turnitin.com with a less than 10% originality score to be accepted.
2/14 and 15:Essay#2 (nontraditional text analysis) due on paper and Turnitin.com
3/1 and 2: Finish Part One of 1984 and submit quote response assignment #1 (quiz grade) on paper and Turnitin.com.
3/20 and 22 (3rd and 7th pds) and 3/21 and 23 (8th pd): HCC in-class midterm essay
3/23 and 27: Part Two of 1984 quiz. Intro. to research project.
3/30 and 31: Bookmark and comment on three secondary sources in diigo group for research. Post four original mc questions over Part Three in class.
4/3 and 4: Part Three quote response journals due on Turnitin.com and paper. Quiz over Part Three of 1984.
4/5 and 6: Complete sentence outline due with thesis, topic sentences/ assertions, and quotes from primary and secondary sources (HCC and SHS quiz grade).
4/11 and 12: Research paper rough draft due for peer analysis.
4/18 and 19: Final draft of the research paper with works cited due (HCC and SHS grade).
4/26 and 27: Aphorism assignment due (quiz grade for HCC and SHS)
4/28 and 5/1: Quiz over Tuesdays with Morrie (HCC and SHS grade)
5/2 and 3: Final in-class essay for HCC (counts as test grade for SHS, too)
English IV ECP
2/8: Reader Response #1 due over Shelley poems
2/15: Keats's poetry (901-903), "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" (906), "On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again!" (910), "When I Have Fears that I May Cease to be" (911), and "Sonnet to Sleep" (925)
2/22: Rough draft of comparative poetry analysis due as a participation grade
2/27: Comparative poetry analysis due on paper and Turnitin.com (10% of the HCC grade). Introduction to the Victorian period. HW: Read the selected sonnets from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese.
week of 3/22: HCC in-class midterm essay
3/1: for homework: Read introduction on Robert Browning (1275-1278),."Porphyria's Lover" (1278-1279), and "My Last Duchess" (1282-1283).
3/27 and 29: The Importance of Being Earnest in vol. E
4/3: The Importance of Being Earnest quiz and intro. to Modern Period.
4/5: Before class, read Joseph Conrad's background (1947-1948 in vol F), Preface to The N_ of "Narcissus" (1949-1951) and intro to Heart of Darkness (1951-1953).
4/10: Have read Part I of Heart of Darkness before class and bring questions.
4/12: Discuss Heart of Darkness Part II
4/17: finish reading HOD and create quiz questions. Read intro. on James Joyce and "Araby."
4/19: Heart of Darkness quiz and discussion of Joyce's "Araby."
4/24: Rough draft of the research paper and works cited list due.
4/26: Research paper due on paper and on Turnitin.com before class.
5/1: Review for final.
5/3: HCC final in-class essay