• Week in Preview 11/11 - 11/15

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 11/11/2019

    Monday 11/11- No School

    Tuesday 11/12

    In Class: 

    • About Mary Shelley 
    • Discuss Letters 1 - 4

    Homework: 

    • Read Frankenstein Chapters 1 - 5
    • Complete Notes and Vocab - Due Friday 

    Wed. 11/13; Thurs. 11/14

    In Class: 

    • Complete Google Classroom Assignment on the Epistolary Form 
      • Read the article
      • Take the quiz
      • Write an epistolary narrative - Submit to Google Classroom by 11/14 @ 11:59 PM (Meant to be completed in class)

    Homework: 

    • Read Frankenstein Chapters 1 - 5
    • Complete Notes and Vocab - Due Friday 

    Friday 11/15

    In Class: 

    • Frankenstein Reading Quiz 
      • Letters 1 - 4; Chapters 1 - 5
        • NO VOCAB
    • Discuss Romantic & Gothic Elements in Frankenstein 
    • Literary Expansion
      • Choose a romantic or gothic element and analyze its usage in Chapters 1 - 5 of Frankenstein
      • Use the Literary Expansion format from the handout you were given at the beginning of the year
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  • Week in Preview 11/4 - 11/8

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 11/3/2019

    Monday 11/4

    In Class: 

    • Finish Romanticism and Gothicism Presentations - Due @ 11:59 PM to turnitin.com
    • Create notes document for presentation 

    Homework: 

    • Submit presentation to turnitin.com 
    • Print notes document for presentation 

    Tuesday 11/5

    In Class: 

    • Group review of presentation 

    Homework: 

    • Ensure you are familiar with your entire Romanticism/Gothicism presentation

    Wed. 11/6; Thurs. 11/7

    In Class: 

    • Presentation groups 
      • Romanticism & Gothicism 
      • Short Stories 

    Friday 11/8

    In Class: 

    • Romanticism, Gothicism, and Short Stories Test
    • Introduction to Frankenstein

    Homework: 

    • Read The Letters 1 - 4 - Due Tuesday 
    • Complete reading guide & vocabulary - Tuesday

     

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  • Week in Preview 10/28 - 11/1

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/27/2019

    Monday 10/28

    In Class: 

    • Read and annotate assigned short story

    Homework: Finish reading & annotating short story - Tuesday

     

     

    Tuesday 10/29

    In Class: 

    • Small group short story discussion 
      • Analyze plot, character, setting, theme
    • Identify gothic elements

    HomeworK: Work on presentation 

    Wed. 10/30; Thurs. 10/31

    In Class: 

    • Continue work on short story analaysis 
    • Work on how author's life influenced story

    Homework: 

    • Work on gothic element slides

    Friday 11/1

    In Class: 

    • Short story slides 

     

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  • Week in Preview 10/21 - 10/25

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/20/2019

    Monday 10/21

    In Class: 

    • Research Romanticism and Gothicism 
    • Annotate articles and identify main ideas for presentation 

    Homework: 

    • Print and annotate an article on Romanticism/Gothicism - Due Tues.
    • Write an MLA Works Cited entry for the article - Due Tues.

    Tuesday 10/22

    In Class: 

    • Compile Works Cited Entries to create a draft of the project's Works Cited page
    • Identify Main ideas for slides

    Homework: 

    • Main ideas for your slides due block day
      • Please put main ideas into a document so they are easy to follow

    Wed. 10/23; Thurs. 10/24

    In Class: 

    • Complete slides for Romanticism and Gothicism
    • Review slides as a group, ensuring everyone understands the content 
    • Edit slides where necessary to include visual aides and eliminate large blocks of text 
    • Edit notes section to ensure all important information is present 

    Homework: 

    • Completed slides due Friday (Print and submit to Ms. Hester. Please Print 2 slides per page.) 

    Friday 10/25

    In Class: 

    • Research the author of your assigned short story 

    Homework: 

    • Author slides due Tues. (You have work time on Monday) 
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  • Week in Preview 10/14 - 10/18

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 10/14/2019

    Monday 10/14 - No School 

    Tuesday 10/15 

    In Class: 

    • Introduce Unit EQs
    • Read "My Introduction to Gothic Literature" 
    • Write Precis 

    Homework: 

    • Finish Precis - due Thurs./Fri.

    Wednesday 10/16 - PSAT

    Thurs. 10/17; Fri. 10/18

    In Class: 

    • Read poem: "Ozymandias" 
    • Introduce Research Project: Romanticism & Gothicism 
    • Set up groups

    Homework: 

    • Find/print/annotate article on Romanticism/Gothcism - Anntoated article due Tues. 
    • Write MLA works cited entry for the article- due Tues.
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  • Week in Preview 9/23 - 9/27

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/22/2019

    Monday 9/23 

    In Class: 

    • PSAT Bubbling
    • Read and analyze examples of short short stories 

    Homework: 

    • None

    Tuesday 9/24

    In Class: 

    • Finish analysis of short short stories
    • Brainstorm and write rough draft of narrative

    Homework: 

    • Work on 100 word narrative

    Wed. 9/25; Thurs.9/26

    In Class: 

    • Complete revision of 100 word narrative 

    Homework: 

    • Submit 100 word narrative to turnitin.com; print and bring to class tomorrow 

    Friday 9/27

    In Class: 

    • Feather Circle with 100 word narrative! 

     

    Have an amazing Fall Break! 

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  • Week in Preview 9/16 - 9/20

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/15/2019

    Monday 9/16

    In Class: 

    • Essay feedback 

    Homework: 

    • Begin essay revisions 

    Tuesday 9/17

    In Class:

    • Essay revisions 

    Homework: 

    • Finsih essay revisions 

    Wed. 9/18; Thurs. 9/19

    In Class: 

    • Peer feedback
    • Final revisions 
    • Editing

    Homework: Finish final draft of essay - due FRIDAY @ 11:59 PM

    Friday 9/20

    In Class: 

    Homework: None (unless you didn't finish reading questions) 

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  • Week in Preview 9/9 - 9/13

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/8/2019

    Monday 9/9

    In Class: 

    • Synthesis Essay introduction 
      • Prompt
      • Brainstorming

    Homework: 

    • Brainstorming

    Tuesday 9/10 

    In Class: 

    • Essay organization and outlining 

    Homework: 

    • Outline

    Wed. 9/11; Thurs. 9/12

    In Class: 

    • Essay drafting 

    Homework: 

    • Work on the draft of your essay

    Friday 9/13

    In Class: 

    • Essay drafting 

    Homework: 

    • Finsih your essay draft - due Monday (bring a hard copy to class)
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  • Week in Preview 9/2 - 9/6

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 9/2/2019

    Monday 9/2

    NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

    Tuesday 9/3

    In Class: 

    • Prepare for Socratic Seminar

    Homework: 

    • Prepare for Socratic Seminar - Wed./Thurs.

    Wed. 9/4; Thurs. 9/5

    In Class: 

    • Socratic Seminar 
      • Do people need to belong? 
      • How do friendships and family influence our notions of morality? 
      • How are social boundaries created and maintained?

    Homework: None!

    Friday 9/6

    In Class: 

    • Of Mice and Men Test

    Homework: None

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  • Week in Preview 8/26 - 8/30

    Posted by Patricia Hester on 8/25/2019

    Monday 8/26

    In Class: 

    • Multimedia Presentations 1 & 2
    • Discuss Of Mice and Men Ch. 4

    Homework: 

    •  Read and Annotate Of Mice and Men Ch. 5 & 6 

    Tuesday 8/27

    In Class: 

    • Multimedia Presentations 3 & 4
    • Personal Reponse to the end of Of Mice and Men

    Homework:

    Wed. 8/28; Thurs. 8/29

    In Class: 

    • Presentations 5 - 7
    • Discuss the end of Of Mice and Men
    • Determine Themes
    • Silent Discussion 
    • Questions for Socratic Seminar 

     

    Friday 8/30

    In Class: 

    • Prepare for Socratic Seminar 
      • Write notes with evidence from multiple texts. 
      • Preapre for all questions. 

    Homework: 

    • Prepare for Socratic Seminar - Wed./Thurs.
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