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Honors English 11Periods 1, 2, 7
Second Semester: 2016
M, 2/8: Walt Whitman: Read "I Hear America Singing in class," Read "O Captain! My Captain!" outside of class. Begin "Song of Myself 1" and "Song of Myself, 10"
T, 2/9: Whitman's "Songs" 33, 52. Rough Draft due tomorrow.
W, 2/10: Rough Draft essay due. Writing Workshop peer review. FC due Tuesday.
Th, 2/11: Literary Valentines - yes, a creative assignment.
F, 2/12: NO SCHOOL
M, 2/15: NO SCHOOL
T, 2/16: Final Copy Dickinson essay due. Bring to class the final copy, all revisions. Submit the FC to Turnitin by the time class meets.
W, 2/17: Whitman/Dickinson test. No HW. Time to regroup.
Th, 2/18: Say Goodbye to Romanticism: Time for a Reality Check. REALISM unit. Notes and book sign-out: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (non-fiction narrative). Read the NOTE, the PREFACE, the Introduction, and Chapters 1 - 6 for Tuesday of next week (approximately 38 pages). Read the chapters through this critical lens: 19th Century Women and Social Oppression. As you read, identify textual evidence supporting your thoughts. Everyone must collect a minimum of 20 supports from the reading and talk about the relevance to the critical lens.
F, 2/19: See yesterday's assignment and directives. In class today, read Kate Chopin bio and two stories: "The Story of an Hour," "A Pair of Silk Stockings" - apply the critical lens 19th Century Women and Social Oppression to these reading selections also. Have the 20 supports from Incidents on Tuesday.
M, 2/22: No School.
T, 2/23: Discussing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (non-fiction narrative) and applying the critical lens 19th Century Women and Social Oppression. HW: Due Thursday: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." Read through the same critical lens. Be prepared for a quiz.
W, 2/24: Day 2, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Be ready for quiz over "The Yellow Wallpaper" tomorrow.
Th, 2/25: Quiz and discussion.
F, 2/26: Mark Twain - Bio and "Advice to Youth" - Read and write your own Advice to Youth satire, due Thursday, March 3. Next week, Huck Finn excerpts.
Periods 4, 6
Second Semester: 2016
2/8: Thoreau's Resistance to Civil Government HW due. Transcendental journal due Thursday. Discuss Resistance to Civil Government.
2/9: Melville and Hawthorne as an Anti-Transcendentalists: An Overview of Moby Dick and The Scarlet Letter.
2/10: Transcendentalism test.
2/11: TRANSCENDENTAL JOURNAL DUE TODAY. Begin New American Poetry. Emily Dickinson DVD (30 minutes).
2/12: No School.
2/15: No School.
T, 2/16: New American Poetry: Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Handouts and Emily Dickinson assignment. The assignment is due Tuesday.
W, 2/17: Walt Whitman: bio, writing style. Book sign out. Read in class "I Hear America Singing," "I Sit and Look Out." Go online and use the "O Captain! My Captain!" handout to research all you can about Whitman's famous non-free verse poem.
Th,2/18: Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself 1," "Song of Myself 10" - Complete the art activity for Song 10. The Emily Dickinson poems homework is due Tuesday.
F, 2/19: Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself 33," "Song of Myself 52" and contrast the two styles of Whitman and Dickinson. Dickinson poetry assignment is due on Tuesday. The Open Note Test over this unit will be Thursday of next week.
M, 2/22: No School
T, 2/23: Dickinson group presentations
W, 2/24: Finish Dickinson
Th, 2/25: New American Poetry Open Note Test