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									    ENGLISH 11 A

Journal prompts/Quick Writes

 Name
 Date
 What types of things flash in your mind
  when you hear the word “epic”? What do
  you think it means? What about the word
  “hero”? Whom do you consider to be a hero?
                  Journal 11/30

 Name
 Date
 Brainstorm a list of heroes from literature,
  entertainment media (comics, movies, tv, video
  games, etc) and real life.
 2. Which heroes from your list have set out on a
  quest of some kind? Are any of their quests similar?
  How? Explain fully. (write in complete sentences
  with details and support.)
                        Group Work

1.   Each row will meet as a group and compare notes from your
2.   Choose a recorder. The recorder will write the group answers.
3.   Share what you wrote for the journal prompt.
4.   Together, choose one HERO. Using your notes from the Epic
     power point, explain how this Hero’s story does/does not
     qualify as an epic by giving specific examples for each of the 6
     characteristics of an epic.
5.   Put everyone’s name at the top of the record sheet and hand in
     for credit.
                  Journal #2

 Imagine you would be willing to die for a
  friend. For what reasons would you be
  willing to die?
 Now the table is turned and you must watch
  a friend die for you. Describe how that feels.
                 BELLRINGER 12/1

 Turn in $ for grammar packet.
 Write down tonight’s homework!
 Receive grammar packet-put your name on the
  HOT YELLOW and the HOT PINK separate
 Read and complete the packet pages 1-2.
 *please note if you were absent yesterday you need to complete the
  journal/quickwrite and have it in your binder. They will be on the
  clipboard on the front bulletin board.
           Reading assignment

 Pages 24-25
 As you read, write down two passages from
  the selection and write an explanation why
  you believe they are significant.
 Small group share & discuss-write down the
  passages you do not have.
 Large group share & discuss.
         DECEMBER 2
 Please complete the following by 12:25:
 grammar pages 3-4
 Write tonight’s homework in your agenda
 Review your vocabulary words/handout.
  Figure out why the ones marked wrong are
  wrong. (Vocabulary will be on the test.)
                  Journal #2

 Imagine you would be willing to die for a
  friend. For what reasons would you be
  willing to die?
 Now the table is turned and you must watch
  a friend die for you. Describe how that feels.

1. Summarize what you have learned about the time
   period (pages 6-10 notes.)
2. Summarize the passage “The Death of Enkidu.”
3. Summarize the passage “The Search for
   Everlasting Life” thus far.
4. Share some of the passages that you felt are
   important and explain why.
5. Popcorn large group reading thru “The Story of
   the Flood.”
            Friday December 3
 Have grammar pages 5-6 ready to be corrected.
 Correct grammar
 Share some of the passages that you felt are
  important and explain why.
 Review the characteristics of “The Story of the
  Flood” pages 29-31 (fill in chart)
 Read in small groups “Noah and the Flood” pages
  60-63. Finish filling in chart.
          Monday, December 6
 Groups share charts
 Journal #3 Write & Discuss
 Read/Share “A Comparative Study..”
 Finish reading “The Epic..” pages 32-33
 Complete grammar pages 7-9
 Correct grammar pages 7-9
 HOMEWORK: Grammar pages 9-10
            Journal #3 12/6/10

 The Utnapishtim version of the flood story is
  roughly 1300 years older than the Noah
  version. Does this mean that the biblical
  version is copied from the Bablylonian
  version? If so, then how do you explain the
  differences between the two versions? If not,
  then how do you explain the similarities.
                Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
 Pull out your grammar pages 8-10
      (homework check)

 Answer the Response & Analysis Questions
 On the back answer Vocabulary Development
  questions 1-5 on page 36 of the text.
 Students missing the syllabus quiz need to make it
            Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2101
 Discuss answers to the Response and
  Analysis and Vocabulary Questions.(additional
  questions as time allows-see next slide)
 Test Thursday over “Gilgamesh” and “Noah”
 Correct grammar 8-10
 Homework: Characteristics of an Epic
  handout-Due Thursday-BEFORE the test,
  grammar pages 13-14 Due Thursday.
         “The Return”
 Symbol-something that stands for something
  beyond itself. In the opening what might
  “sleep” symbolize? Do you know any other
  stories in which “sleep” plays an important
  role? (interpreting, synthesis/connection)
 What is Utanpishtim’s purpose in proving to
  Gilgamesh that he has had a prolonged
  sleep? (interpreting)
          “The Return”
 What does Gilgamesh’s ritual bath, hair washing,
  and donning of new clothes symbolize?
 What do you learn (infer) about Utanapishtim’s
  wife from this section?
 What is your reaction to Gilgamesh’s reaction to
  the loss of the plant? (personal connection)What
  might it represent? (interpreting)
 What can you conclude about the last line of the
       Wednesday, December 8
 Cyberbullying assembly.
      Thursday, December 9, 2010
 Bellringer-Write down Homework: Bring in a
  copy of the lyrics from a love song tomorrow.
  (extra credit=bring in the song in addition to the
  lyrics) Grammar pages13-17
 Turn in Characteristics of an Epic handout
 Journal writing #4
 Finish correcting grammar pages9-10
 Take Test
 After test complete reading and note taking/work on
               Journal #4
       Thursday, December 9, 2010
 Love songs and poems often create a vivid, expressive
  testament to a speaker’s thoughts or emotional state.
 1. Think of some love songs you have heard. List 2-3.
 2. Brainstorm a list of common characteristics of these
  popular love songs. (The feelings they address, the figures
  of speech they use, the situations they describe, etc.)
 3. What qualities in a person do these songs emphasize?
 What emotions do they speak about?
     Thursday, December 9, 2010

 When done with the test read and take notes
  on pages 11-14 Egyptian literature-be
  prepared to discuss. How did writing
  change? Describe the Egyptian social
  system. What are the three general periods of
  the Egyptian civilization?
    Thursday, December 9, 2010

 Correct grammar pages 13-14
 Review grammar pages 15-16
       Friday, December 10, 2010

 Take out your Love Lyrics and your journal #4
  from yesterday. (score for journal #4 & lyrics)
 Correct grammar pages 13-17
 Do Grammar page 19-apostrophes.
 Discuss journal #4;
 work in small groups to make a master list of love
  song characteristics using the lyrics you brought in
 Large group sharing
        MONDAY DEC. 13
 Discuss journal #4;
 work in small groups to make a master list of
  love song characteristics using the lyrics you
  brought in
 Large group sharing
               Monday, Dec. 13

 Read everything on pages 46 & 47
 Paraphrase each of the two poems (put the meaning
  into your own words, but stay true to the content.)
 Answer questions 1-5 on page 48
 Each group will be called upon to respond to a
  question so be prepared to offer a complete
            Tuesday, Dec. 14

 Please open your textbook to New Kingdom
  Love Lyrics (p. 47) and pull out your
  paraphrase and answers to the questions.
 Group Discussion of Love Lyrics followed
  by QUIZ.
               Tuesday, Dec. 14

 QUIZ over new Kingdom Love Lyrics
 Make sure grammar pages 18-21 are complete
 Correct Grammar through page 21 & Review rules
  in this unit.
 Homework: Start studying/memorizing, etc. for the
  grammar test. (If leaving early, you need to take it
  before you go!)
          Wednesday, Dec. 15

 Explain proper grammar marks for the test
  and using a highlighter.
 Correct rest of packet through page 21
           Thursday Dec. 16

 Complete Grammar Unit 1 Mastery Review
 Correct the test
            Thursday, Dec. 16
         Grammar review Activities
 Quiz Creation and answer            Example:
  key w/a partner                     Directions: Correct the
                                       punctuation errors in the
 25 items (sentences)                 following sentences.
 Must include items from         1. John the boy with brown hair
  all 5 lessons from the unit.         was the first to sign up.
 Correctly state the rule that   1. John, the boy with brown hair,
                                       was the first to sign up. You
  is being applied with the            need to insert commas around
  answer.                              the boy with brown hair
 You may not repeat a                 because it is an appositive
  sentence already given in            phrase.
  the packet-Be creative!
            Thursday, Dec. 16
         Grammar review Activities
 www.chompchomp.com            May do as many
 Any of the exercises under     interactive as you like
 Comma Splices and Fused
  sentences                              BUT
      (Fused= run-ons)         Must turn in at least
 Fragments
                                 one handout correctly
 Commas
                                 filled out.
 Select “handout” and print
  the hard copy-then, you
  may go through it
               Friday, Dec. 17

 Grammar test
 Use proper markings
 Highlight changes directly on the test
 Remain quiet until ALL tests are in.
 Christmas activity (as time allows)
          Monday Jan. 3, 2011
          HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Opener and goals
    Journal entry & discussion
    Grammar test review & make-ups & retake
    Reading assignment 106-112
    Vocabulary assignment-handout plus writing
     original sentences

 Read your goal grade for the class.
 Are you on target?
 Add TWO SPECIFIC goals that you will
  work on in order to achieve your goal grade
  or better. Keep in mind skills for life as well
  as the ACT and your future plans.

 Define human tragedy.
 What emotions does tragedy evoke in the
  witnesses (hear, see, read, etc.)?

 Read and take notes, be prepared to discuss
  the content on pages 106-112 in the textbook.
 Fill in the vocabulary worksheet.
 NOTE: On the back write each word
  correctly in a sentence of your own creation.
  Make sure that the sentence has enough of a
  context clue to prove you know the meaning
  of the word.
                 4 Jan. 2011

 Journal prompt
 Vocabulary check while writing
 Discussion of reading notes
 Correcting and collecting vocab. sheet
 Reading selection
 Book club creation & casting
 1. According to the textbook selection what
  elements of ancient Greek culture have
  influenced Western Civilization?
 2. What are some characteristics you can
  expect the Greek literature to have or be
            JOURNAL #6 1/4

 Based upon your previous definition and
  understanding of tragedy answer the
 In the case of two similar situations what
  might make one a tragedy and the other not a
  tragedy? Provide an explanation and a
  specific example to illustrate your point.
                 4 Jan. 2011

 Read pages 198-202 & discuss
 Form book clubs & cast
 Begin reading the prologue together

 HOMEWORK: Finish reading the prologue;
  study vocabulary. BE PREPARED FOR A
                5 Jan. 2011

 Bellringer-5 minute quick vocabulary study
  time-review your handout corrections.
 Grammar Unit 2 pages 28-29-correct
 Finish reading Prologue and be prepared to
  discuss it
                     6 Jan. 2011

 BELLRINGER: Complete page 30 in your
  grammar packet. LABEL THE PARTS OF YOUR
    S   V   [DO/Noun clause   s   v   adv v (infinitive)]
 She will eat[whatever she does not have (to make).]
                6 Jan. 2011

 Fill out Grammar page 30-Correct together
 Turn in grammar page 29
 Discuss Prologue
 Start reading scene 1 together
                7 Jan. 2011

 GRAMMAR                LITERATURE
 Notes for page 31      Oedipus Prologue QUIZ
 HOMEWORK: Grammar      Handouts: Oedipus Scene
  31-32                   1 & Scene 2 Activities
                         Form small groups to read
 UNIT 1 TEST MAKEUPS     scene 2 and work on
  MUST BE COMPLETED       handouts.
                         HOMEWORK: Finish on
                          due Mon. QUIZ 1 &2
          10 Jan. 2011
 Review class schedule         MAKEUPS NEEDED
  information for next year-     TODAY!
  must have selections          Grammar 29-Cassidy,
  initialed-Due Thursday!        Olivia, JC
 Fill out answers to Part 1    Gr. TEST-Nick, Casey
  questions (brown handout)     Vocab. Quiz-Cady, JC,
 Discuss scenes 1 & 2           Aaron, Ashley S., Emily
 QUIZ 1 & 2                     W.
 HW: Read p. 237-243.          Prologue Quiz-Olivia,
  Identify 4 important lines     Emily W.
  and EXPLAIN why.              GRAMMAR RETAKES
                                 BY WEDNESDAY!
                11 Jan. 2011

 Journal Prompt
 Please have out your scheduling materials
  and your 4 important lines homework.
 Go over quiz & test (makeups out in the hall)
 Discuss important lines
 Continue reading play together
                  Journal #7

 In ½ page, in complete sentences, write out
  your prediction as to what will happen in the
  final scene of the play. You may include
  dialogue or lines that you think will be
              12 Jan. 2011

 Finish play & review
 Journal Prompt & discuss
 Pass back and go over quizzes & test
 Two review sheets-TEST ON FRIDAY!

**Grammar review/retakes TODAY
Scheduling materials due tomorrow.
                 Journal #8

 Read lines 1300-1305 of the Exodos on page
  256. What is Oedipus saying here? Do you
  agree with him? Explain why or why not.
                  Journal #9

 In a thoughtful 5-7 sentence paragraph, tell
  whether you think the tragedy that happened
  in Oedipus Rex was Oedipus’ fault (free will)
  or out of his control (fate). Give specific
  reasons and examples as to why you think
  what you think.
 Write using complete sentences with details
  and clear explanations.
                 20 Jan. 2011

   Oedipus Paper          Makeup work-see me
   Review MLA format      Olivia
   In-text citations      JC
   Topic sentences        Cody
   Transitions            Nick
   Evidence               Emily
   Explanations           Matt
               MLA FORMAT

 Header (last name and       Student Name
  page #)                     Ms. Schaner
 Heading:                    English 11A
     Student Name            20 Jan. 2011
     Teacher Name
     Course Title
     Date (day month
      (ABBREVIATED) year

 Include the title and the author in your
 Include the idea of tragedy in the intro
 Open with something that gets the reader’s
  attention. A strong statement regarding
  tragedy/life/free will etc. A question? A
  quote (include a citation) etc.
  May use page number       SHOULD BE IN
  in parenthesis.           ITALICS.
 Use quotes for direct    AVOID “I” in formal
  words-make sure you       papers.
  type them accurately.    Do NOT retell the
                            story-use it to show
                            YOUR POINT!

 State them clearly.
 Do NOT use a QUOTE
  as a topic sentence.
 Quotes should support
  YOUR IDEA not be
  THE idea.
      FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

 Get back page 28-REVIEW
 Pages 33-35
 Cause & Effect Essay
 ACT prep work
            Wednesday, Feb. 9

 You need your journals & your textbook
 HOMEWORK: Grammar pages 37-42
  should be complete. QUIZ tomorrow!
 Gratification: state of great satisfaction;
  something that provides pleasure or
                 JOURNAL #10

 Based upon the definition of gratification;
  brainstorm a list that represents things that gratify
 What does it mean to “delay gratification”?
 Should gratification ever be “delayed”? Include
  specific examples in your answer.
 Discuss
 Read handout & discuss
                CARPE DIEM

 Watch clip
 Read definition on page 303.
 JOURNAL #11:
 What does Carpe Diem mean to you? Provide
  specific real life examples.
 What is your stance on Carpe Diem? Do you agree
  with it or disagree? Explain your stance using
  specific examples.
               JOURNAL #12

 Explain the difference between “Carpe
  Diem” and “Delaying Gratification.”
 Is it possible to live your life according to
  both principles, or are they mutually
  exclusive? Explain.
 Read together Horace on page 302
 In groups:
     Read aloud “Carpe Diem” on page 304 and
      answer questions 1-3.
     Discussion of poem and q & a.

 Review page 42
 Correct Grammar Practice Test
           Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

 Review Pronoun Case Quiz
 Take Grammar Unit II TEST
     Please remember to HIGHLIGHT your
      corrections on the test document.
     #2 Pencil, Social Security #, 4 College choices
                    AFTER TEST

 JOURNAL #12                    Read Horace on page
 Explain the difference          302
  between “Carpe Diem” and           Read “Carpe Diem” on
  “Delaying Gratification.”           page 304 and answer
 Is it possible to live your         questions 1-3.
  life according to both
  principles, or are they
  mutually exclusive?
                     Thursday, Feb. 17

 Alphabetical order one more time!!
 Finish/double-check ACT Forms
 Discuss “Carpe Diem” & Journal 12
 Read & discuss “Night”
     See separate powerpoint
        Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

 BELLRINGER: Review “Carpe Diem” &
  “Night” for test
 Take TEST
 After test-read page 358-360 on Taoism and
  take notes.
 Read “Background” page 413 and take notes.
                 JOURNAL #13

 Read Taoist writing #2 on page 414.

 Write a paraphrase (not a summary) of Taoist
  writing #2.
 Write your reaction, thoughts to the selection.
  (Like/dislike, agree/disagree)
 What real life situations could you see these beliefs
  applying or not applying to?
         Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

 Review “Carpe Diem” and “Night” test (makeups in the hall
  or after school) & review/sign/return grade sheets.
 Discuss page 360 Taoism and page 413 “Background”
 Share and Discuss journal #13 responses
 Paraphrase Taoist #8 as a class.
 Groups: assign #29 or one of the 4 on page 416. Must write
  a paraphrase and must apply the lesson to a real-life
 HOMEWORK: ID check tomorrow or $5.00
           Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

 Groups: For the selection assigned to you: 1.) write a
  paraphrase 2.)write the lesson or theme as a single complete
  sentence, and 3.)apply the lesson to a real-life example.
 Read the other selections. Write out complete
  answers to questions 1-10 on page 418.
 Groups present Taoist writings & answers to
  questions 1-10 on page 418.
 HOMEWORK: Taoist Test tomorrow
              Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

 BELLRINGER: 5 minutes to review for Taoist Quiz
 Take Quiz- When done grab your ACT schedule
  information handout
 When done-read grammar pages 48-49 and do page 50.
Review Grammar Unit 2 Test
 Class will correct page 50 & will do page 51, 52, 53 together
 Groups will do 55 & 56
 HOMEWORK: Practice Test pages 57-60 DUE
         Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

 Review Quiz over Taoism
 Correct Grammar Unit 3
 ACT Test taking and survival strategies

        Wednesday, March 2, 2011
         Shortened class session
 Finish correcting unit 3 grammar.
 Read African literature (together) pages 492-496
 Sundiata on pages 521-526
 Journal #14-Journals due for grade next week.
 In Groups: finish reading pages 526-531
 Individually answer questions 6-9 on page 534. TURN IN
 HOMEWORK: Study grammar units 1-3! Finish reading
  and questions on your own as needed.
              JOURNAL #14

 What seem to be the roles of the wife and the
  children in the first part of the epic.
 Do the people in the story seem to believe in
  fate? Explain your answers with examples
  from the story.
            Thursday, March 3

 No Class session (reverse schedule for
           Friday, March 4, 2011

 5 minutes-Review grammar unit 3-pull out
  rule sheets & highlighter for the test.
 TAKE UNIT 3 TEST-After test:
 JOURNAL #14-Make sure all journals are
  completed. Journals due on Monday.
 Individually answer questions 6-9 on page 534.

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