*Introductions & Expectations



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First 9 Weeks Syllabus

8/25

*Introductions & Expectations



8/26

*Assign college essay

*Review topics

*Review past essays



8/27 & 28

*Diagnostic Grammar Assessment

*Begin brainstorming and writing essay


8/29

*Hero notes

*Essay day

*Plagiarism Article & Contract



Assessments

*Grammar Diagnostic



9/1 – Holiday

9/2

*Anglo-Saxon Background Lecture



9/3 & 4 – Senior Pictures

*Kennings

*Riddle Rotation

*Grammar workday



9/5

*College Essay Rough Draft Due

*Read Grendel & Beowulf



* College Essay Rough Draft

9/8

*Read The Battle with Grendel



9/9

*Background Quiz

*Self-Edit Activity



9/10 & 11

*Read Grendel’s Mother and Battle with Grendel’s Mother



9/12

*Essay workday



*Lecture Quiz

*Essay Edit Activity



9/15

*Read Beowulf’s Last Battle & Death of Beowulf



9/16

*College Essay Due

*Test Review



9/17 & 18

*Beowulf Test

*Beowulf Packet Due

*Assign Vocabulary (Lesson 2)

*Grammar


9/19

*Modern Connection Activity



*College Essay

*Beowulf Packet

*Beowulf Test


9/22

*Medieval Background Lecture



9/23

*Satire Notes

*Pass Out Vocabulary

*Ballads



9/24 & 25

*Pass out & introduce Analysis Essay

*Read part of Prologue from The Canterbury Tales


9/26

*Review Beowulf Test






9/29

*Begin The Pardoner’s Tale



9/30

*Complete The Pardoner’s Tale & story questions

*Vocabulary Worksheet due


10/1 & 2

*Read The Wife of Bath’s Tale & complete story questions



10/3

*Vocabulary Quiz 1

*Work on essay outline



*Vocabulary Worksheet

*Vocabulary Quiz




10/6

*Work on outline



10/7 – Picture Make-up Day

*Test Review



10/8 & 9

*Medieval Test

*Medieval Packet Due

*Essay workday


10/10

*Analysis Essay Outline Due

*Grammar activity/review


*Medieval Packet

*Medieval Test

*Analysis Outline Due


10/13 – Student Holiday

10/14

*Renaissance Background Lecture




10/15 & 16

*Grammar Assessment

*Rotations/paper work day

*Assign Vocab 2


10/17

*Rough Draft Due

*Review Medieval Test



*Grammar Assessment

*Analysis Rough Draft



10/20

*Edit Rough Draft

*Review Grammar Assessment


10/21

*Background Quiz

*Begin Act I of Macbeth


10/22 & 23

*Vocab 2 WS Due

*Continue Act I


10/24

*Read Act II



*Renaissance Lecture

Summative Formative

*College Essay *Essay Rough Draft/Self-Edit Essay Assignment

*Beowulf Test *Anglo-Saxon Background Quiz (2)

*Medieval Test *Beowulf Packet

*Vocabulary 1 Worksheet

*Vocabulary 1 Quiz

*Medieval Period Packet

*Vocabulary 2 Worksheet

*Grammar Assessment (2)

*Analysis Outline

*Analysis Essay Rough Draft/Rough Draft Edit

*Renaissance Background Quiz (2)


Unit plan is subject to change due to unforeseen events or a variance in pacing. Students will be informed well in advance when there is a change in test dates or deadlines.
First Quarter Unit Plan - English IV
Writing Focus: College Essay & Chaucer Analysis Essay

Grammar/Vocabulary: Parts of speech, subject-verb agreement, dependent/independent

clauses, prepositional phrases (mini-lessons through warm-ups)


Overarching Questions Beowulf: What is an Epic and an Epic Hero? How does the Anglo-Saxon culture influence the work? How do literary devices influence the telling of the story? Where can the ideas of the Anglo-Saxons be seen in modern culture?


Objective

TEKS

I can recognize information about the following topics and their place in Anglo-Saxon pre-history and history:

  • Culture and how it affected the people and literature

  • The Anglo-Saxon invasions (449 A.D.)

  • Anglo-Saxon values/ideas regarding the following:

Leadership, wealth, generosity, character (heroic and monstrous), fate and fatalism

  • Students will understand how the history and culture influence the author’s work and can support their opinion with evidence from the text.




The epic and the epic hero: I can

  • Define epic

  • Identify the following epic hero traits with specific textual evidence from Beowulf:

  1. Superior in degree to other men and to his environment; virtuous

  2. Although the epic’s action is larger than life, the hero is decidedly human, capable of error, vulnerable, and not immune to death

  3. Strives for honor and fame

  4. Possesses Christian characteristics of kindness, valor, loyalty, and gentleness

  • Students can relate characters, setting, and theme to historical and social ideas of the time.

  • Make and defend students’ ideas on the epic hero and how it is developed in the story.

Beowulf and non-fiction: I can

  • Read a selected piece of modern non-fiction.

  • Students can compare and contrast similar themes across multiple works.

Key Terms: I can identify and recognize the following

  • Alliteration * Epic

  • Kennings (Metaphors) * Scop

  • Students knows the meaning of the literary devices and how their use affects the telling of the story.


Overarching Questions The Canterbury Tales: How does the Medieval culture influence the work? What are the moral dilemmas faced in the stories? How do literary devices influence the telling of the story?


Objectives

TEKS

I can understand the following topics in the Medieval time period and how it applies to literature:

  • William the Conqueror’s influence on Anglo-Saxon culture and development of feudalism and divine right.

  • Effects of the Hundred Years War and the Black Death.

  • Significance of Chaucer’s life and work.

  • People’s conflict with worldly desire and religious values.

  • Students will understand how the history and culture influence the author’s work and can support their opinion with evidence from the text.




Thematic Ideas:

  • Moral Codes

  • Students can analyze the moral dilemmas presented in the story and the problems faced and how they affect the characters.

I can identify the following literary vocabulary in Canterbury Tales:

  • Frame Story

  • Characterization

  • Irony

  • Ballad

  • Students knows the meaning of the literary devices and how their use affects the telling of the story.


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