American Literature Calendar

< 2019 >
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  • Picture Day/Thesis
    All day
    2019.09.02-2019.09.09

    Students took their pictures for the yearbook—-students worked on how to write thesis statements

    –Homework–complete thesis statement sheets and work on USA test prep

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  • Poetry
    All day
    2019.09.05

    Students read Taylor’s “Huswifery” and took notes and completed a title punctuation quiz

    Homework– read and break down line by line Bradstreet’s poem  “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and USA test prep

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  • Bradstreet/Edwards
    All day
    2019.09.10

    students discussed what they interpreted from Anne Bradstreet’s poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (homework)–students took notes over Jonathan Edward (pg 100) and archetypes (page R10).

    –Homework–take your interpretation of Bradstreet’s poem and now provide evidence from the poem that supports your perspective—-USA test prep

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  • Edwards
    All day
    2019.09.11

    Students wrote a quick write over 9/11

    Students began reading “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God” focusing on identifying and explaining examples of metaphors, style, POV

    –Homework–USA test prep

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  • Edwards
    All day
    2019.09.12

    students completed the reading and analysis of Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

    students took quick notes on how to write a proper thesis statement

    –Homework–students are to write a thesis statement for the prompt below (students can write more than one version. All work needs to be completed and brought to class tomorrow!!)——-COMPLETE USA TEST PREP

    A speaker’s choice of persuasive techniques should depend on the audience and the occasion.  Write an evaluation of the persuasive techniques of imagery and theme that Jonathan Edwards uses.  Discuss the response he evokes and the way he achieves it.

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  • Edwards
    All day
    2019.09.13

    Students took notes on how to write an introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion using Pizza and 3-course meal.

    –Homework–students are to write an essay based on the prompt from yesterday and submit typed draft to turnitin.com by Sunday 11:59 p.m.  —If students have not received approval for their thesis statements, these must be e-mailed in an editable google doc before beginning the full essay no later than Saturday at noon.

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  • Jefferson
    All day
    2019.09.17

    Read/analyzed/discusses Thomas Jefferson’s “Declaration of Independence” –students began working in groups to create the rough draft of their own modern version of the Declaration using the School as its setting

    –Homework–complete rough drafts through google docs and bring to class Thursday—USA test prep

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  • Jefferson/Franklin
    All day
    2019.09.19

    Students completed their final drafts of the Declaration of Independence in an artistic format

    –Homework–Read and take annotated notes for Ben Franklin’s “Autobiography” page 142-147 in the text book—look for examples of author’s purpose, figurative language components, what makes it an autobiography, and persuasive techniques used.  —–COMPLETE USA test preps

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  • Franklin
    All day
    2019.09.20

    Reviewed the homework and elaborated more about Ben Franklin–students took background notes on Franklin and discussed his 13 virtues and Order

    –Homework–complete USA Test prep and in a mimicking fashion re-write the 13 virtues in the order that you would perceive them for yourself (make sure you create your own explanation for what they mean) along with a schedule of how you would live your life for 13 weeks (make sure to include the same questions as Franklin and answer them) and research why the number 13 is important to Ben Franklin

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  • Franklin
    All day
    2019.09.23

    Students worked on creating a biography based on the information they gathered from their homework over the weekend

    –Homework–USA Test Prep

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  • Franklin
    All day
    2019.09.24

    Students read “Poor Richard’s Almanac” and in groups, modernized and designed their own aphorisms.

    –Homework–USA test prep

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  • Miller Notes
    All day
    2019.09.26

    students completed notes over Arthur Miller and McCarthy

    –Homework–USA test prep

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  • Crucible Movie Project
    All day
    2019.09.30

    Students received instructions for the group Crucible movie project and began working on project proposals within the group

    –Homework–complete project proposal and USA test prep

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