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Lando Carter, English IV

 
Welcome to our Honors English IV homepage. 
 
Twitter: @cartersensei
 
 
 
Weekly Updates:
 

5-8 to 5-12

This week we will be our final week of regular classes. We will finish our British Romantic Poetry project on Friday and share our poems in class. 

Reminders:

1. Students taking the final exam, click here to download the instructions. *All final exams are due by noon on Tuesday May 16th via turnitin.com.*

2. Return all checked out books.

5-1 to 5-5

This week we will finish our Macbeth study and discuss our final exam. We are getting close to the end, so please remember to: 

1. Send your mentor score to me

2. Submit your Senior Thesis Survival Guide

3. Return all checked out books

Also, we will begin our final project together: the British Romantics Poetry Project. 

4-24 to 4-28

We will begin this week with a discussion about our Senior Thesis Survival Guide project. We will also begin our Macbeth study this week. Reminder: Send your thesis mentor scores to me: click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.

4-17 to 4-21

This is the week of senior thesis presentations. When we are not watching presentations, we will be finalizing our presentation materials (PowerPoints, handouts, etc.). On Friday of this week, we will begin our Macbeth study. Reminder: Click here to view the thesis defense schedule and click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.

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4-10 to 4-13

Reminders: We will have our final thesis workshops this week. We will also have thesis defense demos each day this week to help us prepare for the defenses next week. Click here to view the thesis defense schedule and click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.

Thesis Turn-in Instructions: The Final Thesis is due by 3PM on Thursday April 13th

1. Submit a paper copy of your thesis to your senior advisor by 3PM on Thursday. 

2. Submit a digital copy to turnitin.com for English class.

3. Send a copy to your mentor .

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4-3 to 4-7 Senior Week!

Monday: We will have a senior thesis defense crash course and map out our upcoming schedule to help us reach the final thesis deadline of April 13th. Also, click here to view the thesis defense schedule and click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.

Tuesday: Senior Field Trip. 

Wednesday: Senior Breakfast. Field Day Activities. Faculty Talent Show for Seniors. 

Thursday: TSU Expo/Senior Thesis Work Day. 

Friday: Regular Schedule/Thesis Work Day. Also, click here to view the thesis defense schedule and click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.

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3-20 to 3-24
 
Thesis Week: The goal of this week is to prepare for the complete rough draft turn-in on Friday March 24th. We will be working together each day this week on meeting this major goal. Please submit our draft via turnitin.com by midnight on Friday March 24th. Also, click here to view the thesis defense schedule and click here to view the final thesis grading rubrics.
 
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3-13 to 3-17

Monday: We will discuss Ch. 16 today and may begin reading Ch. 18 in class. Please read all of Ch. 18 for the block day. Also, please use the Thesis Defense link above to provide us with your thesis information. We will use your information to schedule your defense date and time. 

Block: We will participate in our final ITW class debate on this day. We will read the Epilogue and the Afterward in class. Please bring all of your thesis materials for the block as well. We will be doing a progress check and thesis goal setting during the block. 

Thursday/Friday: We will have thesis workshops on these days. Please bring all of your thesis materials and goals you set during the block this week. ReminderMarch 24th is the due date for the complete senior thesis rough draft. You will submit your draft via turnitin.com

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3-6 to 3-10

Monday: We will discuss Ch. 6 today and may begin reading Ch. 7 in class. Please read all of Ch. 7 for the block day. 

Block: We will participate in our first ITW class debate on this day. We will read Ch. 10 in class. Please read Chs. 11 & 12 for Friday.

Friday: On this day, we will discuss ITW Chs. 11 & 12 and begin reading Ch.13 together. Please read all of Ch. 16 for Monday. ReminderMarch 24th is the due date for the complete senior thesis rough draft. 

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2-27 to 3-3

Monday/Tuesday: We will begin our ITW study this week. Reminder: please upload your Generation Info-graphic to your Weebly page along with your References page from the project.

Block: We will continue our ITW study on the block. We will read chapters 2-3 on this day and have thesis mini-conferences as well. Remember that the complete rough draft of the entire thesis is due on Friday March 24th.  Read ITW Ch. 4 for Friday. 

Friday: On this day, we will discuss ITW chapter 4 and read chapter 5 together. Please read Ch. 6 for Monday. ReminderMarch 24th is the due date for the complete senior thesis rough draft. 

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2-21 to 2-24

Tuesday: We will debrief and discuss our results from the Generation Project on this day. We will also vote for our next study. 

Block: We will use the block this week as a thesis workshop day. Remember that the complete rough draft of the entire thesis is due on Friday March 24th.  

Friday: This will be our final thesis workshop for a few weeks. Keep in mind the March 24th due date for the complete rough draft. 

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2-13 to 2-17

Monday: On this day, we will prepare for the Mock Expo on Tuesday. 

Tuesday: We will participate in a Mock Expo on this day. We will demo our ideas and our visuals to help get our footing for Friday's Expo. 

Block: We will use the feedback from the Mock Expo on Tuesday to drive our final revisions and edits for Friday's Generation Expo. 

Friday: The Generation Expo is finally here! We have worked hard and will be showcasing our ideas during 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th periods. Thank you for all the hard work. I know the visitors will be impressed. 

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2-3 to 2-10

Monday-Friday: Based on our needs to prepare for the Generation Expo, we will continue working in our project teams this week. This will be our last in-class work time. Groups will present during their English classes on Friday Feb. 17th. Remember that each group must create a Weebly self-contained visual (infographic example: http://genhq.com/igen-gen-z-stance-on-politics-infographic/) as well as an Expo visual. Also, each group must create an APA References page. Our guest list is growing by the day, so let's get ready for a great expo!

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1-30 to 2-3

Monday-Friday: We will be working on our Generation Project this week. Groups will present during their English classes on Friday Feb. 17th. Remember that each group must create a Weebly self-contained visual (infographic example: http://genhq.com/igen-gen-z-stance-on-politics-infographic/) as well as an Expo visual. Also, each group must create an APA References page. 

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1-23 to 1-27

Monday-Tuesday: We will be in the downstairs computer labs on these days continuing our generation project research. Remember the three facets of our conceptual model: research from the databases, info found on the web, and data from your own field experiment (survey, focus group,pre-post test, observations, etc.).

Block: We will work in our new generation teams to begin drafting our tri-fold templates. The tentative Generation Expo date is Friday Feb. 17th. More details are forthcoming as we solidify the schedule and event location. 

Friday: We will continue our collaborative teaming for the generation project on this day. 

Thesis Reminders: The methodology chapter, if you are writing one, is due on Jan. 27. Alternatively, if you are writing an argument chapter, the outline for your argument is due on Jan. 27 as well. You can download both the Methodology and Argument Crash Course PowerPoint files on the right side of this page.

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1-17 to 1-20

Tuesday-Thursday: We will be in the downstairs computer labs on these days conducting research for our generation project. 

1. Explore the MTSU databases for scholarly sources that relate to your generation project focus.                    

2. Explore what you can find on the web regarding your project focus.                                                                

3. Start forming groups based on similar generation interests.                                                                          

4. Start drafting the framework for your field research.

Friday: We will have our homecoming activities on this day. 

Thesis Reminders: The methodology chapter, if you are writing one, is due on Jan. 27. Alternatively, if you are writing an argument chapter, the outline for your argument is due on Jan. 27 as well. You can download both the Methodology and Argument Crash Course PowerPoint files on the right side of this page.

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1-10 to 1-13

Tuesday: On this day, we will continue our Generation Project discussions and also build our larger conversation maps. 

Block: On the block this week, we will conduct preliminary research on who Millennials are and why. We will watch a video about Millennials in the workplace and debate its accuracy. We will also narrow our research interests regarding the Generation Project. Some students, for example, may want to focus on technology, politics, or gaming. The possibilities are limitless.  

Friday: We will have visitors from different generations speak to us on this day. We will also read an article together about the Millennial generation.

Thesis Reminders: The methodology chapter, if you are writing one, is due on Jan. 27. Alternatively, if you are writing an argument chapter, the outline for your argument is due on Jan. 27 as well. You can download both the Methodology and Argument Crash Course PowerPoint files on the right side of this page.

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1-4 to 1-6

Wednesday: On our first day back, we will have a debriefing session regarding our mid-term exam results. We will then preview the upcoming schedule for Semester 2. 

Thesis Reminders: The methodology chapter, if you are writing one, is due on Jan. 27. Alternatively, if you are writing an argument chapter, the outline for your argument is due on Jan. 27 as well. You can download both the Methodology and Argument Crash Course PowerPoint files on the right side of this page.

Thursday: We will take our required Civics test on this day, and if we have time left over we will discuss any thesis questions regarding the methodology or argument chapters. 

Friday: On this day, we will begin discussing the Generation Project, which is a collaborative project between our classes and Mrs. Maxwell's classes exploring who we are as a generation.