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									English IV Honors Syllabus                                                   1st Quarter, 2012-13
Loftin Hargrave (768-3080, home phone; Ashe County: (336) 877-1418; lohargra@wsfcs.k12.nc.us/cc)

The schedule below indicates what will be discussed on that particular day. The assignment is due on that day. If
you should miss class, please continue to read and prepare assignments.

The first SAT is on Saturday, October 6th. Consider signing up for this date by September 16th because of our SAT
workshop immediately preceding this test.

August 27 (M) – Orientation; college essay topics – begin search; goals for this course; discussion.
August 28 (T) – Daily Oral Language/D.O.L. (Common Spelling Errors, pt. 1 – CSE quiz on 8/29-31); D.O.L.
               (Allusion, intro: numbers as symbols, Cain & Abel, Eden everywhere!).
August 29-31 (W) – Student meetings w/administration (report to class for attendance first – but this activity
                    might be scheduled for another day; we’ll float on this one).
August 29-31 (Th) – D.O.L. (CSE #1 quiz); discuss CSE #2 – quiz on 9/05; User’s Guide (due 9/06); preview
                    CFNC work for tomorrow.
August 29-31 (F) – Computer lab: research college essay topic (due 9/17); College Foundation of North
                    Carolina (CFNC) introduction w/handout.

September 3 (M) – Labor Day – No School!
September 4 (T) – D.O.L.: noun plurals and the apostrophe; college essay types (w/handout) – which one is you?
                  SAT prep: Hit Parade 1-20 (qz, 9/07).
September 5 (W) – D.O.L.: noun plurals and the apostrophe; quiz on CSE #2; issue lit. books; Anglo-Saxon study
                   questions, 1-17 (test on 9/14).
September 6 (Th) – The Celts video excerpts; User’s Guide presentations (one minute maximum).
September 7 (F) – D.O.L. quiz on noun plurals & apostrophes; Hit Parade qz #1 (1-20); conclude User’s Guide
                  presentations (if necessary); A-S ?’s (finish worksheet for homework)(test on Tuesday, 9/14).

September 10 (M) – DOL (rvw noun plurals & apostrophes); go over A-S ?’s; discuss HP 21-40 (qz, 9/13).
September 11 (T) – D.O.L. Frags and Run-ons (diagram & drill); transitions handout & practice; hmwk: read over
                   The Seafarer TB 55-58.
September 12 (W) – D.O.L. Frags and Run-ons; The Seafarer (pp 55-58); rvw A-S bckgrnd for test (Friday, 9/14).
September 13 (Th) – SAT reading practice; Qz, HP 21-40; discuss HP 41-60 (qz 9/20); Anglo-Saxon test review.
September 14 (F) – DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR 10/01 SAT!!! Test, A-S Literature & The Seafarer;
                  reminder – Who are you ? (college essay topic due Monday); D.O.L,. qz (frags & run-ons).

September 17 (M) – D.O.L. (rvw frags & run-ons); college essay topic due; theses and main ideas (“Going Out for
                    a Walk”).
September 18 (T) – D.O.L. sequence of verb tenses; thesis study – “Of a Monstrous Child.”
September 19 (W) – D.O.L. seq. of tenses; college essay first draft – bring notes/ideas to develop in class.
September 20 (Th) – Syntax (Piri Thomas); Qz, HP 41-60; discuss HP 61-80 (qz 9/25); SAT reading practice.
September 21 (F) – D.O.L. Quiz on Sequence of Tenses; college essay draft #1 due (typed) for peer-editing in
                     class (remember to underline thesis and topic sentences!); final copy due 9/27.

September 24 (M) – D.O.L. pronoun politeness; narrative paragraph: in fifteen minutes, write about your
                    imaginary friend (observe all rules for pronoun politeness, verb tenses, spelling, run-ons,
                    fragments, and thesis), then, sharing.
September 25 (T) – D.O.L. pronoun politeness; Qz, HP 61-80; addressing the prompt – in-class writings.
September 26 (W) – D.O.L. diction; discuss HP 81-100 (qz 10/01); continued timed writing.
September 27 (Th) – D.O.L. diction; College essay due; editing drills/sentence corrections.
September 28 (F) – D.O.L. detail; SAT workshop: practice test.
English IV Honors Syllabus                                                    1st Quarter, 2012-13
Loftin Hargrave (768-3080, home phone; Ashe County: (336) 877-1418; lohargra@wsfcs.k12.nc.us/cc)

The schedule below indicates what will be discussed on that particular day. The assignment is due on that day. If
you should miss class, please continue to read and prepare assignments.

The first SAT is on Saturday, October 6th. Consider signing up for this date by September 16th because of our SAT
workshop directly preceding this test.
October 1 (M) – D.O.L. detail; Qz, HP 81-100; SAT workshop: sentence completion.
October 2 (T) – D.O.L. syntax; SAT workshop: sentence completion; single reading passage.
October 3 (W) – D.O.L. syntax; SAT workshop: single reading passage; paired reading passage.
October 4 (Th) – SAT workshop: paired reading passage; essay review.
October 5 (F) – SAT workshop: timed essay strategy; final tips. Good luck tomorrow!

October 8 (M) – D.O.L. (allusions: Aesop’s Fables); Senior Memory Book intro., Ch. 1 assignment and
                 organization suggestions (due 10/15); Beowulf intro. (not the movie!)(TB pp 18-top,
                27, w/reading guide); assign Beowulf Theater projects to small groups (performances on 10/15-16).
October 9 (T) – D.O.L. (regular verbs); Beowulf (TB 18-27); hmwk: Beowulf (TB 27-32, w/reading guide).
October 10 (W) – D.O.L. (regular verbs); Beowulf (TB 27-32, 32-37).
October 11 (Th) – Vocab prefixes list (qz on 1-10 on 10/17); Beowulf (TB 39-43); hmwk: finish Beowulf (TB 43-
                  46); take good notes!
October 12 (F) – D.O.L. (Allusions – Life of Christ); D.O.L. Quiz Regular Verbs; Beowulf to end (TB 43-46);
                Beowulf notes check.

October 15 (M) – SMB Ch. 1 due; D.O.L. rvw regular verbs; D.O.L. (mythology – Theseus & the Minotaur);
                 discuss SMB ch. 2 (due 10/26); begin Beowulf Theater.
October 16 (T) – D.O.L. (irregular verbs); continue Beowulf Theater.
October 17 (W) – Prefix quiz, 1-10; D.O.L. (irregular verbs); complete Beowulf Theater (if necessary); rvw
                 Beowulf for test tomorrow.
October 18 (Th) – Objective test on Beowulf (entire epic); Beowulf – what helped? What didn’t?
October 19 (F) – D.O.L. Quiz – Irregular Verbs;Middle Ages background – What do we need to know? --
                assigning areas to research; annotated bibliography (due 10/23); hmwk: Sir Gawain and the Green
                Knight (hand-out for first half, textbook, pp 158-165, for the second half, all due Tuesday).

October 22 (M) – Computer lab to work on annotated bibliography;
October 23 (T) – Share annotations on Middle Ages; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight discussion & rvw for test
                 Wednesday; discuss Prefixes 11-20 (quiz on 10/29).
October 24 (W) – Test: Middle Ages Background & Sir Gawain & the Green Knight; D.O.L. historical allusions..
October 25 (Th) – D.O.L. (medieval allusions); allusions applied (video).
October 26 (F) – SMB Ch. 2 due; D.O.L. (Allusion – fable: a wolf in sheep’s clothing); Patterns, pp 209-214
                (“Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power To Alter Public Space”) (be sure to reference
                the allusion in your journal entry).

October 29 (M) – D.O.L. allusion – superstition; Prefix quiz, 11-20; discuss prefixes 21-30; rvw 1st Qrtr. tests.
October 39 (T) – D.O.L. allusion – superstition; review allusions – their origins and implications.
October 31 (W) – Essay on Literary Allusions – in-class writing; Introduction to Chaucer & Canterbury Tales (qz.
                 on Thursday, Nov. 8th).
November 1 (Th) – Patterns, pp 91-95 (“38 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call The Police”).
November 2 (F) – Poetry for a day.
End of First Quarter

								
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