American Literature Calendar

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  • Goals and Website
    All day
    2019.01.07

    Students wrote out their individual goals for this new semester and then the teacher reviewed informaiton on how to use and location information on the American Lit website.

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  • Post-Diagnostic
    All day
    2019.01.08

    Students took a post-literary terms diagnostic

    Students were also given information in regard to vocabulary help.

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  • Pre-test
    All day
    2019.01.09

    Students took the unit 3 pre-test and recieved information about the GA Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–come up with your own quote/mantra for LofLife

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  • Laws of Life
    All day
    2019.01.10

    Students worked on pre-writing for the Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–work on your first rough draft

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  • Laws of Life
    All day
    2019.01.11

    students worked on their 1st rough draft of the Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–continue working on rough draft

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  • Realism
    All day
    2019.01.14-2019.01.15

    • Students were given a handout for Realism and wrote them in Cornell Note style
    • Students read pg. 561 in the textbook/pg. 555 in on-line text book –S. Truth’s “Experience with Discrimination”
    • Students are to write a one-page narrative in response to the reading—pretend they are a bystander or witness and write their response to the situation that Truth had to face.
    • students worked on their Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–read over realism notes and work on LoL essay

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  • Naturalism
    All day
    2019.01.16-2019.01.17

    Students took and discussed notes over Naturalism and read Stephen Crane’s “An Episode of War”

    –Homework–work on correcting your Truth Re-write and Laws of Life

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  • Modernism
    All day
    2019.01.18

    Students will take notes and discuss Modernism and read Tim O’Brien’s “Ambush” and write a compare/contrast essay

    –Writing Prompt–

    Write an expository essay compare/contrasting the different views of soldiers in Ambush and an Episode of War  with a focus on the author’s use of naturalism and modernism.  Submit your rough drafts via google classroom by Monday 11:59 pm.

    –Homework–work on essay and Laws of Life

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  • Dunbar
    All day
    2019.01.23

    Students read and analyzed two poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar

    –Homework–rewrite “Douglass” into modern language with the same rhyme scheme but about someone in your family—rewrite “We Wear the Mask” into modern language with the same rhyme scheme but about yourself and include a drawn mask that represents the elements in your poem

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  • Mask/Ethan Frome
    All day
    2019.01.24

    Students recieved their new novel Ethan Frome and the project packet—Students presented their “We Wear the Masks” poem re-writes

    –Homework–read the Prologue of the novel and respond to the questions on Google Classroom

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  • Chopin
    All day
    2019.01.25

    Students read and analyzed “The Story of an Hour” focusing on three types of irony.

    –Homework–Write an expository essay and submit to turnitin.com by Monday, January 28th 8:00 AM:

    Write an expository for the following prompt:  How does Kate Chopin emphasize differences between Mrs. Mallard’s true self and the ways in which she is perceived? How does Chopin’s use of irony enhance this difference?  Use textual evidence with proper citations to support your response.

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  • Speeches
    All day
    2019.01.28-2019.01.29

    2nd period—this is your inclement weather assignment as well—2nd and 3rd period–be prepared to present the speech in class with blazer or vest formal style wear

    3rd and 2nd period–Discussed notes over how to analyze a speech (see handouts tab)–students then read and analyzed two speeches “The Gettysburg Address” (on-line textbook) and “the Second Inaugural Address” (see handouts tab) –Students then began working on their own speech

    –Homework–Write a speech as if you were running for class president (focus on the elements from the handout) ((if you want to write a speech over a different topic–E-mail me for approval first))

    USA Test Prep This Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 3rd period only!!
    All day
    2019.01.30

    3rd period–discussed how to work on the Socratic packets in reference to Ethan Frome and presented their speeches.

    –Homework–read the counter speeches by McKim and Turner (on-line text book 502 and see handouts tab for Turner.  Focus on the different perspectives of the speeches compared to the first two we read and how these authors distinguish fact from fiction.

    –Also work on your Ethan Frome readings, questions (google classroom) and Socratic questions (All Due Monday))—USA Test prep

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  • 2nd period only
    All day
    2019.01.31

    discussed/reviewed notes over how to analyze a speech in relation to the speeches by Lincoln—Discussed the Socratic Packet questions for Ethan Frome–students began presenting their speeches

    –Homework–Work on Socratic packet questions, Ethan Frome  chapters 4-7 questions, USA Test Prep.—BRING YOUR BOOK TO CLASS THIS FRIDAY!!!!!

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