Students began the Unit 2 county benchmark exam
Students completed the Unit 2 County Benchmark and began working on the lit terms post diagnostic exam
- Unit 3 Pretest
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
- Laws of Life
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
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
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
Students took notes over Modernism
- 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!
Students read/annotated 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
- Mask Presentations
students presented their poems and Masks
–Homework–2nd period complete revisions and work on Laws of Life—6th period work on Laws of Life
- Edith Wharton
Students received their Novels 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
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!
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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
Students presented their speeches—received and discussed the Socratic Packet—worked on Novel project
–Homework–USA test prep, complete the questions section of the Socratic Packet, and work on Novel project (and completing reading the novel)
- Counter Speech
Students read and analyzed McKim and Turner’s reactions to Lincoln’s speeches (in the textbook) and then using their platforms, paired up and wrote counter speeches/reactions to their partner’s speech that was presented yesterday in class.
–Homework–complete USA test prep, complete Socratic questions, Complete reading of the Wharton novel and recap the summer reading novel by Wright, and work on novel project. Be sure to bring all novel and novel work to class with you Monday!