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English 4 Schedule Mrs.

Carter 2013-2014
Notes about this schedule: Plans are always subject to change; however, I will not ever change an assignment in a way that gives you less time to complete it. This schedule offers what I call my best guess at what I would like to cover. You are responsible for making additions and changes that I announce in class. I will always give you at least two weeks worth of information so that you can manage your assignments. Homework is due the follow ing class, unless otherwise specified. In the class content column, the indicates which text you will need that day. Remember to check the night before so that you are prepared to bring the correct text. Please refer to the last updated date in the footer to ensure you are looking at the most current version. I have also shaded each lesson in alternating colors. The most current version of this calendar will be posted on my website: http://carterclasschs.weebly.com/english-4.html Note about attendance: Every year I teach seniors, I am always asked at the end of the year, When do you stop taking attendance? By law, I tak e attendance EVERY DAY until the LAST DAY of school. Therefore, I encourage you to save your five unexcused absences and use them WISELY at the end of the year.

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8/21 (B)

Class Content
Course introduction Play Ball! Syllabus Summer reading introduction

Homework
Syllabus assignment and acknowledgement letter (Due Friday by 4 pm) Summer reading handout (page 2) (Due Tuesday) Be ready to discuss The Kings Shadow next week. Syllabus assignment and acknowledgement letter (Due Friday by 4 pm) Summer reading handout (page 2) (Due Tuesday) Be ready to discuss The Kings Shadow next week. Writing Assignment: Your Senior Column, Part 1 (due Friday by 4pm electronically; hard copy due Tuesday) Prepare for Socratic Seminar; Complete entrance ticket

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8/23 (B)

Summer reading deadline discussion Anglo-Saxon poetry The Seafarer, The Wanderer, & The Wifes Lament Complete individual assignment for AS poems Summer reading handout due Neil Postman: My Graduation Speech Justin Bristol: I Dont Want to Grow Up, Im Still a Kid Writing Assignment: Your Senior Column, Part 1 (due Friday by 4pm electronically; hard copy due Tuesday) Socratic Seminar: POV in The Kings Shadow

8/27 (B)

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8/29 (B)

Writing Assignment: Your Senior Column, Part 1 (due Friday by 4pm electronically; hard copy due Tuesday) Get to know your iPad Read Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop Your First Year at Harvard
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HOL 9/3 (B) 9/5 (B) Hard copy of senior columns due iPad distribution Open dropbox accounts Present Anglo Saxon soundtrack ideas

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What is Old English? What is Middle English? Introduction: The Hero Discussion board forum Defining Heroes Discuss Interrogating a Text: Harvard University Beowulf introduction Begin reading Beowulf Discuss ENG 101 Syllabus from Midlands Tech Differences between HS and college? Advanced searches on Google College Talk (online reputations, resumes, admissions essays, interviews, etiquette for letters of rec.) Begin designing senior resume College Talk (online reputations, resumes, admissions essays, interviews, etiquette for letters of rec.) Guest Speaker: Wendy Moore, Guidance counselor College Q&A (online reputations, resumes, admissions essays, interviews, etiquette for letters of rec.) Beowulf reading time

Homework
Read and interrogate the Harvard article about 6 Reading Habits Every College Freshman Should Possess Be prepared to discuss article Begin interrogating Beowulf (due 9/23) Be prepared to write about what you have read and annotated

Notes

9/7 (B)

9/11 (B)

9/13 (B)

9/17 (B)

Bring college stuff next class Interrogate Beowulf (due 9/23) Be prepared to write about what you have read and annotated Write and design your senior resume (Due next class) Interrogate Beowulf (due 9/23) Be prepared to write about what you have read and annotated Interrogate Beowulf (due 9/23) Be prepared to write about what you have read and annotated Write and design your senior resume (Due next class)

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9/19 (B)

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9/19 Ist INT

9/23 (B)

Discuss Beowulf Vocabulary Unit 1 (Change of plan due to no WIFI; fire-drill; no copier) Discuss Beowulf Begin writing essay

Finish unit 1 vocabulary chart Finish reading and annotating Beowulf

9/25 (B)

Study unit 1 vocabulary

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9/27 (B)

Class Content
Unit 1 vocabulary SAT practice Finish Beowulf essay SAT Vocabulary list FYI (Are you taking the SAT on 10/5?) Unit 1 vocabulary quiz Self & Peer evaluation of BW essays Beowulf: Movie trailer work time SAT: Sentence completion strategies SAT: Critical reading strategies Tone continuum exercise Listen to composer Howard Hansons The Lament of Beowulf, Op. 25. Read the accompanying libretto for the piece. A libretto is the text of a dramatic musical work. Consider how well the musical piece captures the mood of the poem. Work on movie trailers for Beowulf Present trailers and abstracts Introduce Canterbury Tales assignment (Begin reading Prologue) Canterbury Tales Prologue chart due Complete unit 2 vocabulary word chart (1st three columns in class) Canterbury Tales Begin reading assigned tale (Males read The Pardoners Tale; Females read Wife of Baths Tale) Complete unit 2 vocabulary SAT practice Discuss Canterbury Tales Unit 2 Vocabulary QUIZ Read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Homework
Study unit 1 vocabulary QUIZ next class

Notes

10/1 (B)

Movie trailer Beowulf (Dont forget to write abstract) Movie trailer Beowulf (Dont forget to write abstract) Movie trailer Beowulf (Dont forget to write abstract) due next class Finish response to The Lament of Beowulf submit hard copy next class and digital copy to www.turnitin.com

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10/3 (B)

10/7 (B)

10/10 (B)

Canterbury Tales Prologue Complete character chart (due next class) Finish unit 2 vocab chart Unit 2 Quiz = 10/22 Finish reading assigned tale (Males read The Pardoners Tale; Females read Wife of Baths Tale); Complete activity for assigned tale (Be ready to discuss next class) Read Federigos Falcon Finish reading Gawain and Green Knight

10/11 (B)

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10/24 INS 10/16 (B) 10/18 (B)

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10/22 (B)

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Discuss Federigo and Gawain concepts of chivalry Unit 3 Vocabulary chart Senior portfolio introduced View In Search of the Real Frankenstein Present Prometheus research Frankenstein pre-reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner Textbook pages 820 845; Critical reading questions 1, 3, 6 Discuss Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Quiz?) Concept of frame story Begin reading Frankenstein Reading Quiz: Frankenstein Chapters 1-3 Reading time: Frankenstein Reading Quiz: Frankenstein Chapters 4-5 Discuss opening Nature vs. Nurture research Unit 3 Vocabulary QUIZ Senior English Portfolio work time Reading Quiz: Frankenstein Chapters 610 Frankenstein pre-reading Paradise Lost Textbook pages 524-534; Complete critical reading questions 1-5 on page 534; Turn question 6 into a 200400 word response) Discussion Reading time Frankenstein media connections art, music, poetry (Ozymandias) Unit 4 Vocabulary word chart

Homework
Finish unit 3 vocab chart

Notes

10/23 Q1

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10/24 (B)

Research Prometheus (Complete research inquiry form) Read Frankenstein: The Letters (1-4): How is this section similar to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Give three examples and cite quotes from Frankenstein to support your answer. Begin reading Frankenstein: Chapters 1-3 (Victors early life)

10/28 (B)

10/30 (B)

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11/1 (B) 11/5 (B)

Frankenstein: Chapters 4-5 (creation of monster) due next class Frankenstein Chapters 6-7 (Consequences of creation) Frankenstein Chapters 8-10 (Consequences of creation) Frankenstein Chapters 11-13 (The Monsters story)

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11/7 (B) 11/11 INS 11/12 (B)

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11/14 (B)

Frankenstein Chapters 14-16 (The Monsters story) Finish Vocabulary Unit 4 word chart

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11/18 (B)

Class Content
Reading Quiz: Frankenstein Chapters 1116 Nature vs. Nurture - Research Unit 4 vocabulary practice Nature vs. Nurture - Research Reading day

Homework
Frankenstein Chapters 17-20 (Aftermath) Study unit 4 vocabulary Finish Frankenstein Chapters 21-24 & Waltons letters (Aftermath) Study vocabulary unit 4 Format Nature vs. Nurture annotated bibliography: Submit digital copy to turnitin.com; bring a hard copy to class Frankenstein forum replies (2 replies due by next class) Study vocabulary unit 4 quiz next class

Notes

11/20 (B)

11/22 (B)

Reading Quiz: Frankenstein Chapters 17end Nature vs. Nurture: annotated bibliography due (hard copy due in class; digital copy to turnitin.) Discuss novel as a whole Frankenstein forum post Unit 4 Vocabulary quiz Frankenstein found poems Present found poems Social issue research paper assigned

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11/25 2 INT

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11/26 (B)

Brainstorm social issue to research

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11/27 11/28 11/29 12/3 (B)

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12/5 (B) 12/9 (B)

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12/11 (B) 12/13 (B)

Exam review Discuss social issue research; discuss abstracts Portfolio workday Frankenstein timed writing EXAMS Non-exam block: Stranger than Fiction Literary term review and analysis Study block for exams EXAMS Non-exam block: Stranger than Fiction Literary term review and analysis

Social issue research topic due next class Write abstract to present your proposed topic.

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12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19 12/20 12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27 12/30 12/31 1/1 1/3 (B)

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Introduction to Argumentative Writing Read samples of argumentative writing (Flash Letter, MLK, Newspaper Columns) Computer Lab Argumentative Research Paper assigned Begin research (Mrs. Adams will remind us about how to use DISCUS) You must sign up for a topic by the end of class. Argumentative Research Three-source APA Annotated Bibliography due by midnight to turnitin.com. Paper copy due ASAP, preferably tomorrow, but by next class at the latest. Argumentative Research Essay outline due by the end of class APA Formatting Overview

Think of at least three possible topics for your argumentative essay

1/7 (B)

Begin researching your topic. You will need at least three reputable sources.

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1/9 (B)

Annotated bibliography due by midnight to turnitin.com; Paper copy due ASAP, preferably tomorrow, but by next class at the latest. Argumentative Research Rough Draft Essay due Friday, 1/17 Argumentative Research Rough Draft Essay due Friday, 1/17

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1/13 (B) 1/15 (B)

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1/17 (B)

Class Content
Argumentative Research Rough Draft due

Homework
Argumentative Research Final draft due next class Submit a digital copy to turnitin.com; Bring a hard copy to class.

Notes

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1/17 Q2 1/20 HOL 1/21 INS 1/23 (B)

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1/27 (B) 1/29 (B)

Argumentative Research Final Draft Due Media Lab Assemble mid-year portfolio Media Lab Assemble mid-year portfolio Media Lab Assemble mid-year portfolio

Mid-year portfolio

Mid-year portfolio

Mid-year portfolio due 2/4 (Snow extension)

OUT FOR SNOW!


F 1/31 (B) Portfolio workday

Mid-year portfolio due 2/4 (Snow extension)

2/4 (B)

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2/6 (B)

Mid-year portfolio due Discuss rhetorical/persuasive devices and debate Introduce The Great Debaters (complete viewing guide) The Great Debaters (complete viewing guide) Finish The Great Debaters (complete viewing guide) Discuss film and use of rhetoric Introduction to Hamlet o Act 1, scene 1 close reading activity: tone and setting Finish close reading activity, Hamlet, Act 1, scene 1

2/10 (B)

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2/12 (B) Hamlet

Class Content

Homework
Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. The discussion questions are on the English 4 Hamlet page of my website. The file is listed as the first file under Assignments. Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class.

Notes

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2/14 (B) 2/17 INS 2/19 (B)

Hamlet B DAY SNOW MAKE UP: Reading day Hamlet

2/21 (B)

Hamlet

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2/21 3rd INT 2/25 (B) 2/27 (B) 3/3 (B)

Hamlet Hamlet Hamlet

Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. Complete discussion questions for any act that we finish reading in class. Ophelia painting analysis refer to bottom of Hamlet page on website Complete assigned whole play discussion question. (You will be assigned only certain questions in class.)

3/5 (B)

Hamlet 3 most significant scenes in play activity Discuss Hamlet as whole. Hamlet film/scene analysis assignment Hamlet film/scene analysis assignment Group paper: Hamlet scene analysis Introduce Brave New World Reading day

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3/7 (B) 3/11 (B) 3/13 (B)

Brave New World (Chapters 1-6 due 3/21)

3/17 (B)

Brave New World (Chapters 1-6 due 3/21)

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3/19 (B) 3/21 (B)

Class Content
Poetry 20 Most Common Writing Errors Brave New World, Chapters 1-6 due Poetry 20 Most Common Writing Errors Poetry 20 Most Common Writing Errors Reading day Poetry 20 Most Common Writing Errors Poetry 20 Most Common Writing Errors Reading day Brave New World Discussion

Homework
Brave New World (Chapters 1-6 due next class) Brave New World (Chapters 7-12 due 3/29)

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3/25 (B) 3/26 Q3 3/27 (B) 3/29 (B) 4/2 (B) 4/4 (B) 4/8 (B) 4/10 (B) 4/14 HOL 4/15 HOL 4/16 HOL 4/17 HOL 4/18 HOL 4/23 (B) 4/25 (B) 4/29 (B) 5/1 (B) 5/2 4th INT 5/5 (B) 5/7 B) 5/9 (B) 5/13 (B) 5/15 (B) 5/19 (B)

Brave New World (Chapters 7-12 due 3/29)

Brave New World (Chapters 7-12 due next class) Brave New World (Chapters 13-end due 4/8) Brave New World (Chapters 13-end due 4/8) Brave New World (Chapters 13-end due next class)

Media Lab Assemble final portfolio Media Lab Assemble final portfolio

FINAL PORTFOLIOS DUE by 4 p.m.

Portfolio presentations

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5/21 (B) 5/23 (B) 5/26 HOL 5/28 (B) 5/30 (B) 6/3 (B) 6/5 (B) 6/5 Q4 6/6 INS

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Homework

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