A Tale of Two Cities Reading Schedule
 

A Tale of Two Cities

Reading Schedule for Mrs. Wooley’s English 9 H Class, Fall, 2009

 

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” and so we start!

 

Due Date

Mon. 10-5            Dickens Biographical Information – Library Research

 

Wed. 10-7            Introduction Quiz – Begin novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

                       

“Book the First” “RECALLED TO LIFE”

                                               

Thurs. 10-8        Ch 1 “The Period” and Ch 2 “The Mail” Pages 7-15 Setting

 

Fri. 10-9            Ch 3 “The Night Shadows” and Ch 4 “The Preparation” Pages 15-31

 

Mon. 10-12        “Book the First” Test Ch 5 “The Wine-shop” Pages 31-42 Characterization & Setting Ch 6 “ The Shoemaker” Pages 42-53

 

“Book the Second” “THE GOLDEN THREAD”

 

Tues. 10-13        Ch 1 “Five Years Later” Ch 2 “A Sight”    Pages 57-69

 

Wed. 10-14        Ch 3 “A Disappointment” Pages 70-83 Re-enact Court Scene

                                   

Thurs. 10-15      Ch 4 “Congratulatory” Ch 5 “The Jackal” Pages 83-95 Character Development, Extended Metaphor   Ch 6 “Hundreds of People” Pages 95-107 Hyperbole                                    

Mon. 10-19         Ch 7 “Monseigneur in Town” and Ch 8 “Monseigneur in the Country” 

Pages 108-121 Historical Connection

 

Tues. 10-20        Ch 9 “The Gorgon’s Head” Pages 122-132 Mythological Connection     

 

Wed. 10-21        Ch 10 “Two Promises” Pages 133-140 Plot Development, Foreshadowing

 

Thurs. 10-22      Ch 11 “A Companion Picture” Ch 12 “The Fellow of Delicacy”

Ch 13 “The Fellow of No Delicacy” Pages 141-156 Irony, Foreshadowing

                                               

Fri. 10-23          Ch 14 “The Honest Tradesman” Pages 156-166 Extended Metaphor                    

 

Mon. 10-26        Ch 15 “Knitting” and Ch 16 “Still Knitting” Pages 167-189

 

Tues. 10-27       Ch 17 “One Night” Ch 18 “Nine Days” and Ch 19 “An Opinion” Pages 189-208

 

Wed. 10-28       Ch 20 “A Plea” Ch 21 “Echoing Footsteps” Pages 208-223 Foreshadowing   

                              

Thurs. 10-29      Ch 22 “The Sea Still Rises” and Ch 23 “Fire Rises ” Pages 223-236 Metaphor       

 

Fri. 10-30            “Book the Second” Test Ch 24 “Drawn to the Loadstone Rock” Pages 236-247                                      

“Book the Third” “THE TRACK OF A STORM”

 

Mon. 11-2          Ch 1 “In Secret” Ch 2 “The Grindstone” Ch 3 “The Shadow” Pages 251-274

                                               

Tues. 11-3         Ch 4 “Calm in Storm” Ch 5 “The Wood-sawyer” Pages 274-285

 

Wed. 11-4         Ch 6 “Triumph” Ch 7 “A Knock at the Door” Pages 285-297 Compare court scenes including titles

                                   

Thurs. 11-5        Ch 8 “A Hand at Cards” Pages 297-310 Extended Metaphor        

 

Fri. 11-6            Ch 9 “The Game Made” Pages 310-322

 

Mon. 11-9          Ch 10 “The Substance of the Shadow” Pages 322-337 Flashback

 

Tues. 11-10       Ch 11 “Dusk” Ch 12 “Darkness” Pages 337-349                                     

 

Wed. 11-11       Ch 13 “Fifty-two” Pages 350-361 Suspense, Point of View (third to first to involve reader)

 

Thurs. 11-12      Ch 14 “The Knitting Done” Pages 362-374 Theme

 

Fri. 11-13            “Book the Third” Test Ch 15 “The Footsteps Die Out Forever” Pages 374-380 

 

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done;

it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”