2ND QUARTER OVERVIEW AND ASSIGNMENTS
October 8: Review Literary Terms Test; assign Literary Terms part 2. Review second term assignments (including Thesis)
October 9/11: APA and MLA presentation (Thesis)-- led by Mrs. Roland
October 10: Visual Literacy: "The Kiss;" "Short Story on a Painting of Gustav Klimt
October 12: Visual Literacy: "Gassed;" "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" HW: assign historical context research; arrange group assignments.
October 15: In class read, pp. 3-21 of Mrs. Dalloway (note: from here until the book concludes, students are expected to read 15 pages of this novel per night, excluding weekends).
October 16: ACT
October 17/18: Library (historical context assignment). HW: complete historical context research
October 19: Senior Field Trip.
October 22: MCM (first this term)
October 23: Historical context presentations
October 24/25: Workshop: read "May Day," and excerpts from "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and Demon Camp". HW: Thesis Due Date 10/26 (Check handbook for submission requirements)
October 26: In-class outline. HW: peer review outline. At this point, students should be through page 125 of Mrs. Dalloway.
October 29: MCM
October 30: Thesis Work Day
October 31/November 1: Poetry Workshop, Day 1. Read: “The Dream” by Siegfried Sassoon; “In Flanders Field” by John McRae; “To My Brother” by Vera Brittain; and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke.
November 2: Read "Dulce et Decorum Est;" connect visual literacy with written narrative. HW: locate a second WWI poem and post to discussion board.
November 5: Review quotes from Henry James, John Updike, Virginia Woolf. Ppt: Woolf as modernist author. HW: Student's Choice: Read "The Garden Party" or "The Dead"
November 6: Election Day, no school.
November 7/8: In-class read, "The Leaning Tower". Modernism posters. HW: students will conclude Mrs. Dalloway.
November 9: In-class essay
November 12: MCM. HW: Read "Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot."
November 13: Harkness table prep, Mrs. Dalloway
November 14/15: Harkness table (1st and 5th period only)
November 16: Thesis Work Day (all methodology initiated); Harkness Table (6th period only)
November 19: MCM. HW: Read "The Witch Mania of King James I."
November 20: Macbeth, introduction. (NOTE: Macbeth supplemental materials and assignments subject to change)
November 21/22: Thanksgiving
November 23: Thanksgiving
November 26: Macbeth, Acts I and II. HW: Read, "The Yellow Wallpaper"
November 27: Macbeth, continued.
November 28/29: Macbeth, continued. HW: Read, "The Rules of the Game"
November 30: Macbeth, continued.
December 3: Macbeth, Acts III and IV. HW: Read excerpts from "The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Scandal."
December 4: Macbeth, continued.
December 5/6: Macbeth, continued.
December 7: Macbeth, continued.
December 10: Literary Terms test #2
December 11: Thesis work day
December 12/13: Macbeth, wrap up. Essay practice!
December 14: Macbeth, in-class essay