First Quarter: Inner Strength



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First Quarter: Inner Strength

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

Stories

The Man in the Water From Back from Tuichi


Gift from a Son Who Died By Any Other Name

The Long Way Home (Handout from Outside Magazine)

IRA (independent reading assignment)



Poems

They Have Not Been Able

Tonight I Can Write


Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—

The Sun

Responses to questions about literature
Personal narrative and/or definition essay

Summaries

Grammar Practice
Sophomore writing prompt


Questions and answers

Sharing ideas, reactions, and writing with groups or the class as a whole



Instruction regarding grammar, writing, social-historical context for literature, author information, connections between literature and life

Peer discussion points or read-alouds.





Second Quarter: Technology and Humanity

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

A Sound of Thunder By the Waters of Babylon

Searching for Summer Harrison Bergeron

A Cold Equation

Excerpts from Last Child in the Woods

IRA (independent reading assignment)

Poems

There Will Come Soft

Rains (poem)

Selected poetry from poetryoutloud.org



Film

The Truman Show, 2081

Outline
Summaries
Research paper
Reading responses
Grammar practice



Poetry recitation
Questions and answers

Sharing ideas, reactions, and writing with groups or the class as a whole


Possible debate

Instruction regarding grammar, writing, social-historical context for literature, author information, connections between literature and life

Peer discussion points or read-alouds.




Third Quarter: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

Night, by Elie Wiesel

The Pen of My Aunt

IRA (independent reading assignment)
Film

Documentary clips associated with WWII and the author of Night



Sophomore writing prompt
Grammar practice
Summaries
Reading responses
Essay topic TBA

Reading a part in a play
Socratic seminar participation
Answering questions
Sharing ideas, reactions, and writing with groups or the class as a whole

Instruction regarding grammar, writing, social-historical context for literature, author information, connections between literature and life

Peer discussion points or read-alouds.




Fourth Quarter: Literature for Entertainment and Life Lessons

Reading

Writing

Speaking

Listening

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Julius Caesar
Sophocles’ Antigone

IRA (independent reading assignment)


Film

The Shakespeare play we read




Summaries
Reading responses
Grammar practice
Sophomore writing prompt
Essay topic TBA

Reading a part in a play
Socratic seminar participation
Asking and answering questions
Sharing ideas, reactions, and writing with groups or the class as a whole

Instruction regarding grammar, writing, social-historical context for literature, author information, connections between literature and life

Peer discussion points or read-alouds.



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