Review classroom rules
Semester exam question
Syllabus for third quarter, media projects, etc.
Criteria for performance portion of Senior Project
Review of SOAPS, DIDLS, introduction to tone
Handout on thesis statements
Writing checklist and review of timed writing criteria
Television analysis criteria
Background for The Stranger, Camus, existentialism
Discussion on stages of grief, recovery--related to The Stranger; read and discuss Act 1
Applied Practice MC questions on MacBeth
Analysis of newspaper article
Handout on usage errors
Ethos, pathos, logos handout and discussion
Analyze "Slim, Cunning Hands"
Background for "Inferno" and Dante Alighieri
Handout on Dante's levels of hell
Read and discuss "Inferno"
Silently read Christopher Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus"
Discuss existentialism and absurdism
Analyze "Auto Wreck"
Analyze "Hotel California"
Write essay using inductive method
Review movie analysis criteria
Handout on shifts in tense, number, person
Finish reading and discussing "Inferno"
Quiz comparing/contrasting "Inferno" with "Dr. Faustus"
Quiz on Part 1 of The Stranger and group discussions
"Who's on First" video
Philosophy of Camus and absurdism--"theatre of the absurd"
Imagery handout, details, tone
Finish discussion of The Stranger
"Killing an Arab" and Dr. Seuss poems
Review characteristics of metaphysical poetry
Analyze "Sonnet X" and "Meditation XVII"
Shifts in tense, number, person
Handout on homonyms
Sentence combining and revising
Grammar Review--usage errors and using homonyms
Quiz on Part 2 of The Stranger and group discussions on absurdism
Review for test on The Stranger
Using homonyms, usage errors, sentence variety
Test on The Stranger, timed writing
Usage errors, sentence variety
Movie analysis criteria
Grammar Review--errors in tense, number, person
Diction, syntax, detail
Compare/contrast “My Father’s Visits” and “Reunion”
Handout on satirical devices
Dave Barry article
Homonym handout, combining sentences handout
Analyze satirical article on state of Arizona
Introduction to Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"; discussion of "A Modest Proposal"
Review magazine analysis criteria
Finish discussion "Modest Proposal"
Review criteria for magazine analysis
Imagery handout, tone
Introduction to the Romantic Period
Ethos, pathos, logos review
Sentence variation handout; usage errors
Poems of Burns, Blake--parallelism in poetry
Poems of Wordsworth
Blank verse, apostrophe, personification, ballad
Begin work on poetry presentations
Group poetry presentations
Poems on "Beauty"--Byron, Shelley, Keats
Group presentations on poetry
Analysis of Romantic poems
Review for test on Romantic poems
Blank verse, apostrophe, personification, ballad, allegory
Analysis of Romantic poems
Handout on sentence variation
Review for test on Romantic Era poetry
Senior Project Presentations
Handouts on imagery, syntax
February 28—AIMS Writing
MC TEST AND TIMED WRITING ON ROMANTIC POETRY
Applied Practice MC questions
**Journal: Why is it important to read "classic" literature? How has
reading this type of literature assisted you in your pursuit of an
Short story analysis using DIDLS
Background for Coleridge
Begin reading "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Analyze “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
Analyze Dove commercial and satire