American Literature Calendar

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  • Benchmark
    All day
    2020.01.06

    Students began the Unit 2 county benchmark exam

    –No Homework

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  • Benchmark
    All day
    2020.01.07

    Students completed the Unit 2 County Benchmark and began working on the lit terms post diagnostic exam

    –No Homework

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  • Unit 3 Pretest
    All day
    2020.01.09

    students completed the unit 3 pre-test and were introduced to the Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–work on your brain-storming pre-write for your personal Laws of Life essay

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  • Laws of Life
    All day
    2020.01.10

    Students worked on establishing their ideas and stories–focus goal to create their first rough draft

    –Homework–work on your first rough drafts to bring to class Tuesday

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  • Realism
    All day
    2020.01.14

    Students took notes over Realism, read and analyzed Sojourner Truth’s “An Account of an Experience with Discrimination”, wrote a one page real/journalistic response to the reading and worked on Laws of Life Essay

    –Homework–continue working on your Laws of Life rough drafts

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  • Naturalism
    All day
    2020.01.16

    Students took notes over Naturalism and read/analyzed Stephan Crane’s “An Episode of War” and worked on Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–USA test prep and continue working on Laws of Life

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  • Modernism
    All day
    2020.01.18

    Students took notes over Modernism

    –Homework–

    • Usa test prep
    • Read “Ambush” by Tim O’Brien page 834-836 of the text book
    • Write a compare/contrast essay (with in-text citations and a works cited page) on the different views of the soldiers (“Ambush” and “An Episode of War”) as they are perceived based on naturalist and modernist perspectives.
    • Essay is to be completed and uploaded to turitin.com by Monday 11:59 pm
    • Any questions or concerns this weekend EMAIL ME!
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  • Dunbar
    All day
    2020.01.21

    Students read/annotatedĀ  Paul Dunbar’s poems “Douglass” and “We wear the Mask”

    Students began writing their own version of “We wear the Mask”

    –Homework–Type your poem and illustrate your mask to bring to class tomorrow—continue working on your Laws of Life—6th period–take care of citations

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  • Mask Presentations
    All day
    2020.01.22

    students presented their poems and Masks

    –Homework–2nd period complete revisions and work on Laws of Life—6th period work on Laws of Life

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  • Edith Wharton
    All day
    2020.01.23

    Students received their NovelsĀ Ethan Frome and instructions for a novel project–Students also discussed and took notes over Edith Wharton, the author

    –Homework–Begin working on the novel

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  • Chopin
    All day
    2020.01.24

    Students read and analyzed “A Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

    –Homework–work on novel project and:

    You are to read “My Bondage, My Freedom” by Frederick Douglass (pg 507) and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (pg 642) and write an analytical/informational essay explaining how the theme of slavery (both internal and external) is utilized in by both authors in their stories. Your essay needs to have direct evidence (NO SUMMARIES), CORRECT in-text citations and CORRECT works cited PAGE (citing only the text book and NO OUTSIDE SOURCES!!!!), and MUST have a well developed Thesis statement. Mechanics and grammar will count!

    Submit to Googleclassroom

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  • speech
    All day
    2020.01.28

    Students took notes over how to analyze speeches–read and analyzed 2 speeches by Lincoln, and began working on their own speeches

    –Homework–USA test prep, and work on your individual speeches—printed and brought to class on Thursday

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