American Literature Calendar

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  • 2nd Period Only
    All day
    2019.02.01

    Students completed speech presentations, Read/analyzed two opposing speech pieces (Henry Turner and Randolph McKim) and wrote a one paragraph opposition viewpoint speech based on their original speeches they wrote

    –Homework–work on Novel project, reading, and questions—work on Socratic Questions–USA test prep

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  • Socratic
    All day
    2019.02.04

    students began working on the Socratic seminar for Ethan Frome

    –Homework–USA tesst prep and work on novel projects

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  • Socrates
    All day
    2019.02.05

    Students are to read the information provided on the background of Socrates and complete the pre-write paper on the last page of the reading packet and write an expository essay based on the prompt on the last page. (see handouts)

    –Homework–USA test prep and Novel project

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  • Socratic
    All day
    2019.02.06

    Students continued working on the Socratic presentations

    –Homework–USA test prep and Novel project –due tomorrow

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  • London
    All day
    2019.02.13-2019.02.14

    Students  read/analyzed and discussed “To Build a Fire” by Jack London.  Students also completed a titles mechanics exercise.

    –Homework–USA test prep and write an expository essay:  Write a work of literary criticism in which you present and defend your interpretation of the auuthor’s use of conflict and irony in “To Build a Fire.”  You must type this in PROPER MLA FORMAT (12pnt, Times New Roman, DOUBLE SPACED, with 1inch margins), use PROPER MLA CITATION, and add a works cited page (DISCLAIMER—NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ALLOWED!!!!!!!) this is due Monday night 11:59 pm to turnitin.com.

    Jack London pdf–“To Build a Fire”– http://www.giuliotortello.it/articoli/fire.pdf

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  • Twain
    All day
    2019.02.19

    The class discussed their findings and break down of “To Build a Fire” by Jack London based on the information gathered for their essays.  Students read/discussed/analyzed “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” focusing on colloquialism, humor, irony, modernism, and dialect

    –Homework–complete the reading by Twain and come prepared to discuss in class tomorrow—USA test prep

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  • London Revision
    All day
    2019.02.20

    Students worked on revising and correcting their original London essays —MLA CITATIONS, REMOVAL OF GRAVEYARD WORDS, FIXING SENTENCE STRUCTURE, WORKS CITED, AND REDUCING THE % TO UNDER 10%

    –Homework–complete revisions and usa test prep

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  • Twain (2)
    All day
    2019.02.21

    Students discussed their findings for the end of “…Jumping Frog” and began reading/analyzing “Life on the  Mississippi” focusing on irony, humor, colloquialism

    –Homework–complete the reading and write a one page minimum response (with separate paragraphs):  How does Mark Twain contrast the use of colloquialism and humor in both stories–MUST include a works cited page——work on USA test prep and London Revision

     

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  • Fitzgerald
    All day
    2019.02.22

    students discussed their findings from the two Twain stories and began reading “Winter Dreams” focusing on characterization, character development and character analysis

    –homework–work on USA test prep

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  • Hemingway
    All day
    2019.02.25

    Students  read “In Another Country” page 800 in the online textbook and wrote the questions and responded for 1, 3 (a, b, c), 4

    –Homework– USA test prep

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  • Fitzgerald
    All day
    2019.02.26

    students continued to listen, analyze “Winter Dreams”

    –Homework–identify the character development of Dexter from the beginning of the story to where we stopped in class.  USA test prep

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