Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sept. Assignments


Sept. 2 - 5


Monday
No School
Tuesday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Unit: Beowulf
Objective(s): *To formulate thesis statements
 for literary essays and incorporate textual evidence to 
support the thesis.
*To examine the elements of the heroic journey
 and the epic genre.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6/12.2

Activities
*Beowulf
--Epic Elements/Heroic Journey
--Literary Analysis
Assign – Beowulf Literary Analysis Paragraph

Wednesday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Unit: Beowulf
Objective(s): To demonstrate an understanding 
of the literary elements in Beowulf.
*To examine the historical context of the Medieval period.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6

Activities:
*Beowulf
-- Review
-- Quiz
*Medieval Period
--Assign pages 24-29 & notebook questions
Thursday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Unit: Beowulf
Objective(s): *To examine the historical context 
of the Medieval period.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6

Activities
*Beowulf
--Analysis Paragraphs Due
*Medieval Period
--Background Discussion/Review

Friday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Unit: The Canterbury Tales
Objective(s): To identify the important terms and people
 from the Medieval time period.
* To analyze the characteristics of medieval frame stories. 
State Standard(s): 12.1.6

Activities
*Reading Power #3
*Medieval Background Quiz
*Canterbury Tales Introduction

Monday, August 18, 2014

August Assignments


August 25th - 29th


Monday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Period
Objective(s): Students will examine the history 
of the time period.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6h
Activities
1.  Opener - TimeLine Review
2.  Time Line Quiz
3.  Anglo-Saxon Introduction
--Download Notebook
--Anglo-Saxon Historical Connection Video
Assignment – Read pages 19-23 and answer the questions
 in the Anglo-Saxon notebook tab

Tuesday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Period
Objective(s): Students will examine the history 
of the time period.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6h
Activities
1.  Opener – What keyword sums up this time period? 
Choose one word as a table group.
2.  Anglo-Saxon Historical Period Discussion/Review
Assignment – Anglo-Saxon Background Quiz on Wed.
   & continue to work on essays

Wednesday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Period
Objective(s): Students will examine the history and genres 
of the time period.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6h
Activities
1.  Anglo-Saxon Background Quiz
2.  Epic literature – pages 34-35
3.  Iliad Summary


Thursday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Period
Objective(s): Students will examine the background and 
language of the epic poem Beowulf.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6h
Activities
1.  Opener – Table Groups – Define a hero.
2.  Beowulf Background Power Point and Discussion
3.  Beowulf in Old English video
Assignment – Read Beowulf pages 38-45 & 
Complete Notebook Questions 

Friday
Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Medieval Period
Objective(s): Students will read the epic poem Beowulf.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6
Activity
1.  Opener – Reading Power – Activity 2
2.  Beowulf – Critical Analysis – How does the story reflect the 
culture of the time period?  What historical details seem relevant? 
What literary devices are present in the literature?  Why are they 
important?
Assignment – Read Beowulf pages 46-66 & 
Complete notebook questions  



August 18th - 22nd


Monday
Unit:  Introduction to Course
Objective(s):  Students will review class content 
 and set goals for the year.
State Standard(s):  12.2.1

1.  Overview of class goals and content 
2.  Goal setting activity


Tuesday
Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s): Students will identify the cultural
 relevance of literature.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6/12.2

1.  Review Syllabus – Grading and Class Policies
2.  Discussion - Why is literature still relevant?
Assignment:  Twelve Stories Essay


Wednesday
Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s): Students will complete the achieve 3000 
level set.
State Standard(s):  12.1/12.2

1.  Achieve 3000 Level Set Test
2.  Continue to work on Twelve Stories Essay

Thursday
Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s): Students will examine how to approach 
British literary selections.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6/ 12.2

Literature Essentials Workshop (text book pages 4-10)
--Discuss Literary Periods 
--Discuss Literary Theory 
Assignment:  Bring two stories to share with the class tomorrow.


Friday
Unit: Introduction to Course
Objective(s): Students will examine their reading rate.
State Standard(s): 12.1.6/ 12.3.1

1.  Review literary time periods
2.  Reading Power Introduction 
--Complete activity one
3.  Share two stories from the twelve stories essay with the class.
4.  Discuss questions on the essay task.