Second Six Weeks
First Week (October 3-9, including weekend)
Note that I am including weekends.
I may make some changes as I see a need.
Following the Reading-Writing Process and Exploring Human Nature
***Remember to organize a 3 ring binder: vocabulary, returned essays, notes on writing, notes
on reading selections, and notes on grammar and style.
1st Week October 3-10, including weekend
In Bedford, read pages 47-66. Study the Drafts and final published piece.
Daily Work (DW): In a paragraph using details, describe what you have learned about close
reading and about writing process. Dual Enrollment students must post this in forum entitled
“Reading-Writing Process.” The other classes must bring his/her paragraph in hard copy. Due
Rubric for All Paragraphs: 70% content: accurate, meaningful details are important. 30 %
Style and grammar: writing must flow, no errors in syntax, grammar, punctuation, and
You may work in groups of three to answer and read these selections. All of your names must
appear on paper for group answers.
Group Work (no more than 3 to a group): Apply what you have learned for all the reading
selections and questions.
Read “Understanding Plot,” pages 67-76.
Read “A Rose for Emily” and other articles pages 95-106. Answer #1-11 on pages 101-2.
Answer # 1-2 on page 103. DW
DW due Wednesday (10-5) and be ready for class discussion.
Read “Killings” and related articles about “Killings” on pages 107-122. Answer # 1-9 on page
119-20. Answer 1-2 on page 121. DW
Due Thursday (10-6) and be ready for class discussion.
Friday, Introduction & Part One (1) in Daniel Pink’s book. Be ready for class discussion. Take
notes about what you find interesting and about how you would apply it to your life. What do
your parents think? Why?
2nd Week (October 10-16, including weekend)
Read “Character,” pages 123-9 in Bedford.
You are about to read The Canterbury Tales, a satire of the Middle Ages. As you meet these
characters, record your impressions of them. What is Chaucer telling us about them? How and
why are they corrupt? Who is not corrupt? Why? Who do they remind you of today? Why? How
do their characterizations develop the theme? What are some of themes? How does the setting
support the theme? How do the frame stories (a story within a story) support the main story
about the pilgrimage to Canterbury? What do you know about the society of the Middle Ages
after reading this selection? How do the Middle Ages contrast with the Dark Ages?
Even though I will not require you to turn in the answers to these questions, I do expect you to be
able to answer them in class or use some of these answers in a timed essay. Some of the answers
to these questions are related to the answers in the back of each selection from The Canterbury
Tales that I am requiring your group to answer. Again you may work in groups to answer and
read these selections.
In Literature and Language book, read page 99 and be familiar with Middle Ages and Middle
English. You might Google both ages to get a deeper understanding.
Read page 100-101. Learn vocabulary and record in vocabulary section of your book.
Read “from The Prologue,” pages 102-124. Answer #1-6 on page 124. Complete “Vocabulary
Practice.” This should be in the vocabulary section of your notebook along with the vocabulary
you recorded from page 101. DW Due Tuesday by the end of the period.
Read page 125 and record vocabulary in your notebook. Also, read “from The Pardoner’s Tale,”
pages 126-132. Answer questions # 1-6 on page 132. DW Due Wednesday by the end of the
Read “from The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” page 133 and record vocabulary in your notebook. Also,
read pages 134-149. Answer questions # 1-8. Also, answer #1 and 2 under “Daily Life &
Culture.” DW Due Friday by the end of the period.
Read “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” pages 144-172. Answer # 1-14. On page 170, #1-3. On page
172, # 1-2. On page 169, 1-2. DW Due Tuesday, October 18 at the beginning of the period.
Read Part One (2) in Daniel Pink. Again I expect you to take notes and discuss this with your
parents or another adult. What do you and they find interesting? Why? How is some of what he
says relevant today?
3rd Week (October 17-23, including weekend)
Monday, discuss Part One, (2) in Daniel Pink. You should have read this by now.
Tuesday “Bartleby, the Scrivener” questions are due. We will discuss what you have read.
Wednesday and Thursday class discussions of all the characters and their moral dilemmas we
have meet in literature.
Friday we will discuss Daniel Pink Part One (3)
Individual Work: Essay MT
Choose one of the following questions to answer in an essay: page 172, #3(This is
argumentative.); page 170, #4(This is thematic.); or page 121, # 1 (This is argumentative), or #2.
(This is thematic.) This is due Monday, October 24.
4th Week (October 24-30, including weekend)
Monday, Essay is due. Read Trifles pages 1365-1386. Answer questions on page #1-12 on
page 1377and #1, 2, 3, 4 on page 1382.
For next Monday, October 31, choose one of the essays to answer: #2 or 3 on page 1378. This
is due at the beginning of the period. MT
On Wednesday, answers are due for Monday’s assignment (Triffles), and we will have class
On Thursday read A Doll House pages 1708-1784. You must finish this by next Tuesday of
next week. Answer question on pages 1762-3, #s 1-11.
Friday, discuss Daniel Pink “Introducing the Six Senses” and “Four, Design.” Choose a project
to complete that incorporates design. We will talk about this project in class.
5th Week (October 31-November 6, including weekend)
Monday continue reading and answering questions for play. Essay is due at the beginning of
Tuesday and Wednesday discuss play.
On Thursday, you will have a test on “A Doll House.” MT
On Friday we will discuss Daniel Pink’s “Five, Story.”
6th Six Weeks (November 7-11, including weekend)
We have read many works that deal with the nature of mankind. Is humanity innately good or
evil? Why? Think of all the selections that we have covered and be ready to discuss in detail.
Also, you may relate to current events.
The following selections are from Reading the World, Ideas That Matter. These may be found in
My Home Page. Drop the arrow and look for “Reading Selections.” All are posted here by their
For Monday, read Mencius’ “Man’s Nature Is Good,” pages 94-99. Read Hsun Tzu’s “Man’s
Nature Is Evil,” pages 100-109. Be ready for class discussion. Be able to orally answer the
questions at the end of each selection. What and how might some of these ideas be applied to
some of the works we have read? Why? Is man’s nature evil or good? Why?
For Tuesday, read Thomas Hobbes’ from Leviathan, pages 119-124; John Locke’s Of Ideas
pages 125-128; and Ruth Benedict’s “The Individual and the Pattern of Culture,” pages 132-143.
How might some of these works be applied to works we have read? Why? Is man’s nature good
or bad? Why?
On Wednesday or Thursday, you will have a timed essay. (MT) Topic will be announced
on the day of the test.