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8/24

*Introductions & Expectations



8/25

*Grammar Diagnostic



8/26 & 27

*Plagiarism Notes/Contract

*Plagiarism Quiz

*Hero Notes

*Assign College Essay


8/28 – Writer’s Workshop

*Graphic Organizers

*Brainstorming for essay




8/31

*Anglo-Saxon Notes



9/1

*Pass out vocab

*Read Grendel

*Read Beowulf



9/2 & 3 – Picture Day

*Read Battle with Grendel

*Paragraph analysis practice

*Hero trait examples



9/4 – Writer’s Workshop

*Sample Intros

*Intro practice


9/7

*Holiday


9/8

*Read Grendel’s Mother

*Read Battle with Grendel’s Mother


9/9 & 10

*Anglo-Saxon Lecture Quiz

*Read Beowulf’s Last Battle

*Read Death of Beowulf

*Cold Read practice



9/11 – Writer’s Workshop

*Body & conclusion work



*Handwritten rough draft due


9/14

*Vocabulary Quiz

*Passage analysis practice



9/15

*Typed rough draft due

*Test review


9/16 & 17

*Beowulf Test

*Beowulf packet due

*Grammar practice



9/18 – Writer’s Workshop

*MLA Formatting

*Editing activity


9/21

*Medieval & Chaucer Lecture



9/22

*College Essay due

*Modern day persuasion activity



9/23 & 24

*Assign Persuasion Project

*Project workday


9/25 – Writer’s Workshop

*Structure

*Topic sentences


9/28

*Lecture Quiz

*Satire notes

*Begin reading “The Pardoner’s Tale”



9/29

*Finish reading “The Pardoner’s Tale”

*Analysis Practice


9/30 & 10/1

*How to differentiate for your audience

*Work on project


10/2 – Writer’s Workshop

*Evidence & analysis

*Project workday


10/5

*Print ad analysis

10/6

*Grammar practice



10/7 & 8

* “The Pardoner’s Tale” Quiz

*Project – Media Related



10/9 – Writer’s Workshop

*Project – rough draft and editing




10/12 – Student Holiday

10/13

*Project Print Ad Due

*Grammar Quiz

10/14 & 15

*Written Project Due

*Gallery walk

*Class ad discussion


10/16 – Writer’s Workshop

*Formatting

*Conclusions


10/19

*Renaissance Lecture



10/20

*Begins Act I Macbeth



10/21 & 22

*Continue Act I

*Begin Act II


10/23 – Writer’s Workshop

*Choosing support





First Nine Weeks Syllabus
Summative Formative

*Beowulf Test *Graphic Organizer *Hero trait examples

*College Essay *Anglo-Saxon Lecture Quiz (2) *Hand written rough draft

*Persuasion Project *Vocabulary Quiz (2) *Typed rough draft

*Beowulf Packet *Medieval/Chaucer Lecture Quiz (2)

*Print ad analysis * “Pardoner” Quiz

*Grammar Quiz (2) *Warm-ups

*Plagiarism Quiz




First Quarter Unit Plan - English IV

Writing Focus: College Essay & Persuasion Project

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

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

  • Anglo-Saxon literature

  • Leaders/invasions influence on the land and people

  • 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 * Irony

  • Characterization * Ballad

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


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