First 9 Weeks
Aug. 25-Oct. 24
Reminder: summer read A Long Way Gone-
view online interview of author Ishmael Beah.
Identify genre, fiction, characterization in “Most Dangerous Game” short story p. 60.
Identify archetypes found in MDG.
Labor Day Holiday
Read “Scarlet Ibis” aloud and analyze characterization, mood, symbol, and themes.
Library Orientation and Research.
Introduce quotation, summary, paraphrase w/embedded quotations + documentation
Grammar warm-up: Using appositives in Greek epithets
Assign god/goddess Facebook project.
Background to Homer and The Odyssey.
Define epithet, epic, and epic poem.
Read “A Goddess Intervenes” and identify epithets, archetypes and DIDLS using Cornell notes.
Grammar warm-up: comma rules and sentence combining.
Interpret figurative language in Odyssey Book 1.
Define hamartia and tragic flaw.
HW: Research (and bring to class) an example of a modern-day tragic flaw.
Explain characters’ epithets; read and identify archetypes and motifs in “New Coasts,” annotate examples of figurative language; identify DIDLS.
A Long Way Gone test
God/goddess visual Facebook project due.
HW-M & Y p. 50-70; create T-chart comparing/
Read “Ulysses” poem and TPDASTT analysis.
Read “Father and Son” p 1242 and “Beggar at the Manor” p. 1248 and analyze plot structure & irony.
Read “Test of the Bow” p. 1250 and summarize.
Introduce levels of Qs.
Read “Death at the Palace” and watch video clip; discuss plot and author’s purpose.
Interpret figurative language in Odyssey Book 2.
Analyze imagery in clips from Test of the Great Bow.
Grammar warm-up: active/passive verbs
Read “Shame” p. 279 (Models For Writers) and analyze setting, thesis, plot structure, word choice, and tone using SOAPSTONE strategy.
Odyssey Review Activities
12 Labors Visual Summary and Gallery Walk
Sorry, Right Number-Stephen King (Holt) p. 156 – read using dramatic conventions. Answer questions 1-9.
Jigsaw Screenplay writing activity
Steve Martin satire
Ratiocination: TW and Turnitin.com
Discuss feuding families (Hatfields and McCoys) and teenage suicide trends/prevention.
Grammar warm-up: Identifying appositive, participial, prepositional phrases p. R60-61.
Video clip: Plague
Define drama terms.
Read Romeo and Juliet Prologue.
Analyze iambic pentameter in prologue (video).