August 26 Opening Day activities and procedures, Letters to parents Standards of Composition (MLA guidelines), Literary terms, discuss 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
Read “Most Dangerous Game” and discuss archetypes, setting, internal and external conflict, p.o.v.; note DIDLS; chart plot on Freytag’s Pyramid.
Vocab. workshop Unit 1
Introduce embedded quotations.
Hw-Read M & Y p. 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and create a T-chart tracking matriarchal and patriarchal characteristics.
Unit 11 The Odyssey; Intro myth vocab. Characteristics of myth).
Hw-Read M & Y p. 17-38 and create a Greek family tree.
Trojan War- Read and take Trojan War Cornell notes; Trojan War quiz Friday.
Hw: Make connections and determine author’s purpose in “Lost Boys” p. 592 and A Long Way Gone. Answer questions 1-7 on p 598.
Questions 1-7 due.
Intro to quotation, summary, paraphrase w/embedded quotations + documentation
Library Research- Greek Gods and Goddesses
Grammar warm-up: Using appositives in Greek epithets
Note taking from research articles; assign god/goddess visual- due Monday
Hw- M & Y p. 41- 54- read and draw conclusions about characters’ motivations and themes.
Read “Laertes’ Son” and identify DIDLS using Cornell notes.
Give VWS Unit 1 -- quiz next Tuesday
Read “Calypso”; identify foreshadowing, point of view, DIDLS.
Interpret figurative language in Odyssey Book I
Hw: “Be Specific” Natalie Goldberg (Models For Writers) and practice writing a paragraph with more specific writing.