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Assignments for August/September 2021

 

Date

Classwork

Homework

Due Today

Submit assignments in Schoology unless noted.

Week 1

Mon

08/23

Teacher In-Service

No Students

   

Tues

08/24

Teacher In-Service

No Students

 

 

Weds

08/25

First Day of School

Let's just breathe today:

Lay o'the land.

Get to know each other.

 
  • Please complete the Student Questionnaire by Monday 08/30 at 11:59 PM.  This will upload automatically after you hit submit.

  • The Catcher in the Rye Homework Packet may be submitted by 11:59 Monday for some points.  Submit through Schoology.

  • Syllabus student/parent sign-off (or rip out page 7 from the syllabus). Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM on Thursday 09/02.

  • Unit Test on The Catcher in the Rye (mult choice/inclass essay on Tuesday).

The Catcher in the Rye Homework Packet at start of class.  This can  be submitted as a hard copy or it can be uploaded to Schoology

Thurs

08/26

Let's talk about learning gains

  • Please complete the Student Questionnaire by Monday 08/30 at 11:59 PM.  This will upload automatically after you hit submit.

  • The Catcher in the Rye Homework Packet may be submitted by 11:59 Monday for some points.  Submit through Schoology.

  • Syllabus student/parent sign-off (or rip out page 7 from the syllabus). Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM on Thursday 09/02.

  • Unit Test on The Catcher in the Rye (mult choice/inclass essay on Tuesday).

 

Fri

08/27

 

 

Complete learning gains lessons

Double Assembly Schedule

 

  • Please complete the Student Questionnaire by Monday 08/30 at 11:59 PM.  This will upload automatically after you hit submit.

  • The Catcher in the Rye Homework Packet may be submitted by 11:59 Monday for some points.  Submit through Schoology.

  • Syllabus student/parent sign-off (or rip out page 7 from the syllabus).  Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM on Thursday 09/02.

  • Unit Test on The Catcher in the Rye (mult choice/inclass essay on Tuesday).

  • Learning Gains Reflection (see Schoology for instructions).  Upload to Schoology by 11:59 on Tuesday 8/31.

     

 

Week 2

Mon

8/30

Minimum Day

 

Course Introduction - (what to expect for the next 10 months)

 

A quick look at the super-imposing syllabus and then ignore it.

  • CHANGE: Unit Test on The Catcher in the Rye (mult choice/inclass essay on Friday).

  • Learning Gains Reflection (see Schoology for instructions).  Upload to Schoology by 11:59, Tuesday 8/31.

  • Syllabus student/parent sign-off (or rip out page 7 from the syllabus).  Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM on Friday 09/03.

  • Learning Gains Reflection (see Schoology for instructions).  Upload to Schoology by 11:59 on Tuesday 8/31.

The Catcher in the Rye Homework Packet by 11:59 tomorrow for partial points.  Submit through Schoology.

Student Questionnaire by 11:59 PM.

Tues

08/31

Protocols for DOL - a weekly thang.

Vocab 1a Deno/Conno - introduce protocols for vocabulary acquisition and assessment

  • Syllabus student/parent sign-off (or rip out page 7 from the syllabus).  Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM on Friday 09/03.

  • Study for Vocabulary 1a Quiz on Tuesday 9/07 (see Quizlet)

  • Learning Gains Reflection (see Schoology for instructions).  Upload to Schoology by 11:59 TONIGHT.

Learning Gains Reflection in  Schoology by 11:59.

Weds

09/01

Journal 1a

In your opinion, what makes American culture unique?  How are Americans different from other nationalities?  If you have traveled outside the U.S., what firsthand observations have you made about Americans vs. others?  If you have not traveled outside the U.S., how has the media helped form your opinion?

 

 

Thurs

09/02

Protocols for the Unit Test

Ask questions/talk to each other 

Read "Paradox and Dream" by John Steinbeck.  Model active reading.

Discussion: What abstractions about American life emerge from this piece?

 

Learning Gains Reflection (see Schoology for instructions).  Upload to Schoology by 11:59

Friday

09/03

Unit Test on The Catcher in the Rye

  • Study for Vocabulary 1a Quiz on Tuesday 9/07 (see Quizlet)

Syllabus student/parent sign-offf.  Submit through Schoology by 11:59 PM.

Week 3

Mon

09/06

Labor Day Observed

No Students

 

Tues

09/07

Vocab 1a Quiz

 

Set historical context

Can we hold up to America's mythology?

Watch: America is NOT the Greatest Country in the World. 

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 

Weds

09/08

Review: Reading Strategies for English Students, page 15 in the syllabus

 

Read "Paradox and Dream" by John Steinbeck.  Model active reading.

Discussion: What abstractions about American life emerge from this piece?

 

Thesis statement: What accounts for America's identity? Model and practice.

 
  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 

 

Thurs

09/09

Historical Context - 40's/50's

Clip:  Lunchroom Manners.

 

Infer from the clip the cultural and social currents in the 1950's or the zeitgeist of the time.

What happened before this time to influence these currents?

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 

 

Fri

09/10

Steps in Analysis: Biographical Background

 

Author Background: J.D. Salinger

Read "Holden Caulfield's Goddam War" by Kenneth Slawenski  (starting on page 1 in The Catcher in the Rye Reading Packet (PDF Version)

 

Persona: "the actor's mask".  Understood to be the person speaking (thinking or writing) in a work.  The voice chosen by the author for a specific purpose.

 

Consider: How does J.D. Salinger's wartime experiences inform your understanding of Holden?

 

How does J.D. Salinger's persona intertwine with Holden Caulfield?

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 
 

Week 4

Mon

09/13

Vocab 2a Deno/Conno

 

Journal 2a

Why do we study literature?   What is the value to the individual?  What is the value to society?   

 

Steps in Analysis:  Moving from Literal to Figurative

Why We Study Literature - make sure:

  • you make the analysis your own

  • you look for the "bigger life" of the work (not literal)

  • relate to the "human story" the shared experience of humanity

  • base your claims on TEXTUAL EVIDENCE.

  • Understanding the world the author creates and the people who populate it.

Discussion Board on Schoology

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

  • Catcher Relevance Discussion: Please access the Discussion/video in this week's Schoology folder.  Post a thoughtful, precise response to the prompt.  Please also respond to TWO of your classmates with equally thoughtful additions.  Due in Schoology by 11:59 PM.

 

Discussion due in Schoolgy by 11:59 PM.

Tues

09/14

Laying out the What vs. the How

 

In groups: laying out "The What"

 

Plot - consider plot arc, conflicts, crisis, chronology and organization.

Character - Who are the major/minor characters that populate/influence Holden's life, consider static or dynamic, flat or round character, direct or indirect characterization and of course, names.

Setting - Reflect on the interior and exterior worlds Holden moves through; consider his journey (direction), the time, the weather, social conditions.  See Interactive Map of Holden's wanderings.

POV - Who tells the story and what is his perspective/bias?  Review language (dialect/vernacular), syntax/diction, tone.

Themes - reflect on emerging themes. 

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 
 

Weds

0/15

Work on "The What" Posters in your groups

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check.

 
 

Thurs

09/16

Work on "The What" Posters in your groups

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check

  • Study for Vocabulary 2a Quiz at start of class tomorrow (Quizlet)

 

Friday

09/17

Presentations begin

  • Reading Packet (PDF Version).  Place behind your Study Unit tab in your binder.

  • Borrow or purchase The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - for Monday 9/20 book check

 
 

Week 5

Mon

9/20

Minimum Day

The Scarlet Letter book check

Continue Presentations

 

 

Tues

9/21

Q and A: questions on the What

Claims: Write a summary of TWO TO THREE SENTENCES for each building block of story.  What do we know about Holden's journey regarding:

Plot?

Character?

Setting?

Point of View?

   

Weds

09/22

How is the What illuminated by the How?

Titles:

Discuss Robert Burns' poem READ: Robert Burns'

 (pg 18 in The Catcher in the Rye Reading Packet (PDF Version)

 

How does Holden change the lyrics? What is significant about the specific lyric he chose to change?

 

 

Thurs

09/23

What's in a name?

 

Fri

09/24

Moving to the "bigger life".  What do the symbols in the novel suggest about the human story at work?  Group work: Page 16 in The Catcher in the Rye Reading Packet (PDF Version)

The Preposition Poem due in Schoolgy by 11:59 PM.

Week 6

Mon

09/27

Vocab 3a Deno/Conno

Moving to the "bigger life".  What do the symbols in the novel suggest about the human story at work?  Group work: Connections poster

Page 16 in The Catcher in the Rye Reading Packet (PDF Version)

  • Answer the following query using the Reader's Response form.

    • How is the novel or the protagonist a metaphor for America or Americans during the period in which the novel was published?

    • Range: Entire Novel

    • In each section (summary, questions, quote, notes) make sure you highlight (literally) exactly where your answer lies in the explanation.  In other words, show me that you are completing Job 2: Arguing the Prompt.

    • Make sure you review all instructions in the handout before you begin.  Make sure to follow all protocols for content, form, grammar, and MLA.    Due in Schoology on Wednesday by 11:59 PM.

    • Reader's Response Example

 

 

Tues

09/28

Moving for the What

To the How

To the Universal

 

 

How is Holden's story ultimately America's story.

 

  • Answer the following query using the Reader's Response form.

    • Now that we have broken down approaches to analysis, what do you ultimately believe is the UNIVERSAL message of the novel? 

    • Range: Entire Novel

    • In each section (summary, questions, quote, notes) make sure you highlight (literally) exactly where your answer lies in the explanation.  In other words, show me that you are completing Job 2: Arguing the Prompt.

    • Make sure you review all instructions in the handout before you begin.  Make sure to follow all protocols for content, form, grammar, and MLA.    Due in Schoology on Wednesday by 11:59 PM.

 

Wed

09/29 

Setting context for The Scarlet Letter

Those Crazy Puritans 

The Scarlet Letter Reading Schedule Reader's Response due in Schoology by 11:59 PM

Thurs

10/30

Back to School Night

 

Study for Vocab 3a quiz tomorrow (see Quizlet)

 

Fri

10/01

Vocab 3a Quiz

Counselor visit