English 9 Honors by yaoyufang

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									English 9 Honors
Tentative planner: B /D days

Essential questions for each quarter:

           Quarter 1                              Quarter 2                              Quarter 3                              Quarter 4


    How is language used to              Do the attributes of a hero            What is justice, and how do we
     manipulate or empower us?             remain the same over time?              know when it has been                 Can we achieve our ambitions
                                                                                   executed?                              without outstripping our
    How can you use language to          What is the role of a hero in a                                                virtues? Can we get what we
     empower yourself?                     culture?                               Can we achieve our ambitions           want without sacrificing who
                                                                                   without outstripping our               we are?
    Do individuals control groups        When does a positive                    virtues? Can we get what we
     or do groups control                  personality trait become a tragic       want without sacrificing who
     individuals?                          flaw (hubris)?                          we are?

                                                                                                                        How do we deal with an
    Can we achieve our ambitions         Can we achieve our ambitions            How do we deal with an
                                                                                   imperfect world, a world that          imperfect world, a world that
     without outstripping our              without outstripping our
                                                                                   does not meet our expectations?        does not meet our expectations?
     virtues? Can we get what we           virtues? Can we get what we
     want without sacrificing who          want without sacrificing who
     we are?                               we are?                                Who is marginalized in
                                                                                   Maycomb? How do they each
    Where does the meaning of a                                                   deal with their marginalization?
     text reside—within the text,                                                  What effect do they have, or
     within the reader, or in the                                                  what purpose do they serve, in
     transaction that occurs between                                               the larger community?
     them?
                                                                                  How does the author keep the
    Is humankind inherently good                                                  attention of the readers?
     (of moral excellence) or evil
     (morally objectionable)?
September

       Monday                   Tuesday                Wednesday                     Thursday                    Friday
                         7                       8                            9                         10
NO SCHOOL                                        Introduction to course: go   NO SCHOOL
                                                 over Introductory Packet

                                                 Distribute Quarter 1
                                                 materials

                                                 Discuss essential question
                                                 4

13                       14                      15                           16                        17
Media Center:                                    Annotate “Politics in the                              Review Lost assignment
Discuss summer reading                           English Language”                                      for year
with Ms. Bergin                                  using EQ 1
                                                                                                        Begin reading and
Tour of Media Center                             Discuss essay and the                                  annotating The Prince
                                                 “art” of annotating
HW: Read “Politics and                                                                                  HW: finish through
the English Language”                                                                                   chapter 9 for next block


20                       21                      22                           23                        24
                         Check annotations for                                Discuss chapters 11-13
                         chapters 1-9
                                                                              Read in class: chapters
                         Seminar discussion                                   16-20
                         based on annotations
                                                                              HW: Finish reading and
                         HW: Read and annotate                                annotating chapters 16-
                         chapters 11-13                                       20
September and October

         Monday                        Tuesday                Wednesday                Thursday                       Friday
27                             28                       29                     30                             1
Read chapter 24 in class;                               Top 10 List activity                                  Seminar on The Prince
collaborative reading quiz

Seminar prep: 1 page, typed,
connecting EQ 4 to The
Prince

HW: seminar prep due
Friday


4                              5                        6                      7                              8
                               Dr. Seuss activity                              Introduction to Lord of the
                                                                               Flies (materials, etc.)

                                                                               Annotate for Top Ten list
                               HW: Dr. Seuss book due
                               in two blocks                                   HW: Read and annotate
                                                                               chapters 1-3 for the 14th

11                             12                       13                     14                             15
NO SCHOOL                      Work on Dr. Seuss                               Dr. Seuss books due
                               projects
                                                                               Begin reading and annotating
                               Read and annotate
                                                                               chapter 4

                                                                               HW: finish chapter 4
October and November

Monday                          Tuesday                        Wednesday                     Thursday                  Friday
18                              19                             20                            21                        22
Discuss annotations with                                       Discuss EQ 5                                            Reading quiz
group: quiz
                                                               Reading and annotating                                  Discuss EQ 6
Discuss EQ 4
                                                               HW: read and annotate
Begin reading and annotating
chapter 5                                                      chapters 5-10 for the 26th                              HW: read and annotate
                                                                                                                       chapters 5-10 for the 26th
HW: read and annotate
chapters 5-10

25                              26                             27                            28                        29
                                Discuss EQ 6                                                 Media Center:
                                                                                             Begin either epitaph or
                                Read and annotate chapter 11                                 iPod assignment
                                HW: read and annotate
                                                                                             HW: creative assignment
                                chapters 11-12
                                                                                             due on Nov 10th


1                               2                              3                             4                         5
Theory packet                                                  Seminar on Lord of the                                  Critical lens essay on
                                                               Flies                                                   Lord of the Flies
Seminar prep: use your
annotations to develop a 1                                     Review critical lens essay:
page, typed, discussion based
                                                               handout
on one EQ. You MUST use
specific information / quotes
in your prep
November

Monday                     Tuesday                      Wednesday   Thursday                 Friday
8                          9                            10          11                       12
                           Collect and present                                               Media Center:
                           LOTF assignments                         NO SCHOOL                Begin identifying
                                                                                             effective elements in
                           Introduce Class President                                         Giovanni and Obama
                           activity and review logos,                                        speeches
                           ethos, and pathos

15                         16                           17          18                       19
                           Go over propaganda                       Go over critical lens
                           elements                                 essay

                           Review libel and slander                 Discuss campaign ideas
                                                                    with campaign manager
                           Begin brainstorming                      (me…)
                           platform

22                         23
Work on campaigns….
First round of media due                                NO SCHOOL
next class
9 Honors (B / D days) December

          Monday                           Tuesday                   Wednesday                      Thursday                     Friday
29                                 30                          1                            2                           3
Media blitz: round one                                         Work on Campaign:                                        Media Blitz 2
                                                               media blitz 2 due next
                                                               class                                                    Work on speech revisions

6                                  7                           8                            9                           10
                                   Speeches and voting!!                                    All revisions due

                                                                                            Introduction to Campbell;
                                                                                            DVD of interview

                                                                                            HW: read Books 1, 9, and
                                                                                            10 of the Odyssey for
                                                                                            12/17. Fill in Campbell
                                                                                            chart
13                                 14                          15                           16                          17
Star Wars and chart                                            Finish Star Wars and chart                               Finish Star Wars
--------------------------------
Reading schedule for the                                       Discussion of Star Wars                                  Read p. 9-15
Odyssey:                                                       in terms of Campbell’s
January 4: Books 11, 12,                                       Monomyth                                                 Discussion of the
13, 17, 19                                                                                                              Odyssey: archetypes and
                                                                                                                        Campbell—Books 1, 9,
January 6: rest of story                                                                                                and 10: small groups
                                                                                                                        C/C with Star Wars

20                                 21                          22                           23
                                   Teacher visits and course                                Finish course selections    NO SCHOOL:
                                   selections
                                                                                            Lost                        Winter Break starts: keep
                                   Lost: the pilot                                                                      up with The Odyssey
January: revised

Monday                        Tuesday                    Wednesday                Thursday                   Friday
3                             4                          5                        6                          7
                              Discuss the Odyssey: the                            Finish discussion of The
                              chart and archetypes for                            Odyssey
                              books 1, 9-13, 17, 19

                              Assign My Side of the
                              Story

10                            11 (half day)              12                       13                         14
Watch and chart The                                      SNOW DAY                 Finish watching and
Lion King                                                                         charting The Lion King

                                                                                  Discuss elements

17                            18                         19                       20                         21
No School                                                Seminar on the hero’s                               Begin Literary Criticism
                                                         quest:                                              paper

                                                         Which hero BEST
                                                         exemplifies Campbell’s
                                                         idea of the hero—Luke,
                                                         Odysseus, or Simba?




24 (last day of the marking   Regents week: we will meet for 90 minutes at some point this week
period)
                              Peer review: paper due next class
                              We will watch Lost this block. Don’t forget your 4th quarter collateral reading packet!!!
9 Honors B/D days: February

Monday                       Tuesday                         Wednesday             Thursday                        Friday
31                           1                               2                     3                               4
Lit crit paper due           HW: Read Part One of                                  Narration: “Tell-Tale
                             TKAM for 2/17 and                      SNOW DAY       Heart” Activity
Introduction to To Kill a    prepare seminar paper
Mockingbird and The Help     using the following prompt:                           Southern Tea Activity—
                             Who is marginalized in
                                                                                   use the information to
Look at census information   Maycomb? How do they each
                             deal with their                                       prepare for the 16th
“What was Jim Crow?”         marginalization? What effect
article                      do they have, or what
                             purpose do they serve, in the
                             larger community?

7                            8 (half day)                    9                     10                              11
My Side due                                                  Lost                                                  Lost
Read and discuss Jim Crow
                                                             Episode 18: Deus Ex                                   Episode 19: Do No Harm
narratives—small to large
group discussion                                             Machina
                                                                                                                   Episode 23: Exodus part 1
Review Lost activity
14                           15                              16                    17                              18
                             Lost                                                  Seminar discussion on Part
                                                                                   One: Who is marginalized in
                             Episodes 23 an d 24: Exodus                           Maycomb? How do they each
                             parts 1 and 2                                         deal with their
                                                                                   marginalization? What effect
                                                                                   do they have, or what
                                                                                   purpose do they serve, in the
                                                                                   larger community?



               Vacation: finish To Kill a Mockingbird and prepare for Socratic Seminar on March 4th
March: Revised… again…

Monday                       Tuesday                        Wednesday                     Thursday                   Friday
28                           1                              2                             3                          4
Discuss Lost Campbell                                       Lost: Man of Science                                     Socratic Seminar on To
chart and begin Venn                                        HW: Seminar paper for                                    Kill a Mockingbird
diagram                                                     Socratic Seminar due next
                                                            block
Watch episode: Man of
Science, Man of Faith

7                            8                              9                             10                         11
Snow Day                                                    Mythology and Archetypes in                              Introduction to The Help—
                                                            TKAM                                                     How do we deal with an
                                                                                                                     imperfect world, a world that
                                                                                                                     does not meet our
                                                                                                                     expectations?

                                                                                                                     The Other 48 days

14                           15                             16                            17                         18
                             Position paper due                                           Lost
                             Season 2: Live Together, Die                                 Season 3: Flashes Before
                             Alone                                                        Your Eyes; The Brig;
21                           22                             23                            24                         25
Discussion of Lost and the                                  Lost: The Man Behind the                                 NO SCHOOL
Monomyth—connect to                                         Curtain; Greatest Hits
LOTF and TKAM

The Brig

28                           29                             30                            31                         1
Lost: Greatest Hits;                                        Socratic Seminar: The                                    Media Center: choose
Through the Looking Glass                                   Help                                                     collateral reading piece

                                                                                                                     Meet in groups to manage
                                                                                                                     discussion schedule
April NEEDS TO BE REVISED

Monday                   Tuesday                   Wednesday                Thursday                 Friday
4                        5 (half day)              6                        7                        8 (last day of marking
                                                                            Critical lens essay:     period)
                         Finish Through the                                 TKAM and The Help
                         Looking Glass

11                       12                        13                       14                       15
Lost:                                              Lost: The Shape of                                Lost: Jughead
Season 4: The Constant                             Things to Come


                           Spring Break: read your 4th quarter collateral reading book / excerpt!!

25                       26                        27                       28                       29
                         Meet with groups to                                Lost: LaFleur
                         discuss collateral
                         reading and connections
                         to Lost and other texts
                         from the year
May

Monday                            Tuesday                       Wednesday                     Thursday                     Friday
2                                 3                             4                             5                            6
Lost: The Variable; The                                         Lost: The Incident; LAX                                    Lost: LAX; The Substitute
Incident


9                                 10                            11                            12                           13
                                  Lost: The Substitute; Dr.                                   Group discussions for
                                  Linus                                                       collateral reading

16                                17                            18                            19                           20
Lost: Dr. Linus; Happily                                        Lost: Happily Ever After                                   Lost: The End, Part 1
Ever After
                                                                                                                           Group discussions
23                                24                            25                            26                           27
                                  Lost: The End, Part 2                                       Seminar discussion on Lost
                                                                                              and Campbell
                                  Group discussions
                                                                                              HW: Thesis due next class

June

Monday                            Tuesday                       Wednesday                     Thursday                     Friday
30                                31                            1                             2                            3
No School                         Peer review of thesis; work                                 Write zero draft IN CLASS
                                  on formal outline

                                  HW: finish outline

6                                 7                             8                             9: Last day of classes       10:
Add in text citations to draft;                                 Paper due; review for final                                Local exams begin
work on revisions

HW: Paper due next class

								
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