Week of 2/27

We are knee-deep in Senior Research Essay writing! Here's our agenda for the week:

Monday, 2/27 (plan): Today we will be working on writing our introductions.

  • Homework: HW #2 is due TOMORROW; a listing of ALL sources (can be rough) due Friday, 3/3. Formal Works Cited due 3/7

Tuesday, 2/28 (plan): This day is about introduction revision and beginning outlining.

  • Homework: A listing of ALL sources (can be rough) due Friday, 3/3. Formal Works Cited due 3/7. Completed outline due Tuesday, 3/7

Wednesday, 3/1 (plan): We will be working on outlining today through Monday, 3/6.

  • Homework: A listing of ALL sources (can be rough) due Friday, 3/3. Formal Works Cited due 3/7. Completed outline due Tuesday, 3/7

Thursday, 3/2 (plan): Day two of outlining.

  • Homework: A listing of ALL sources (can be rough) due Friday, 3/3. Formal Works Cited due 3/7. Completed outline due Tuesday, 3/7

Friday, 3/3 (plan): Day three of outlining.

  • Homework: Formal Works Cited due 3/7. Completed outline due Tuesday, 3/7

Week of 2/20

Monday, 2/20: NO SCHOOL – President's Day

  • Homework: Homework #1 due 2/22

Tuesday, 2/21 (plan): We'll be working on Homework #2

  • Homework: Homework #1 due tomorrow

Wednesday, 2/22 (plan): We'll begin working on our Initial Research Plan.

  • Homework: Homework #2 due 2/28

Thursday, 2/23 (plan): Today we'll start note-carding by creating just three note cards.

  • Homework: Homework #2 due 2/28

Friday, 2/24 (plan): To wrap up the week, we'll refine our thesis statements and spend some time on Homework #2.

  • Homework: Homework #2 due 2/28

 

Week of February 13th

Monday, February 13th (plan): Poetry Unit Test and topic exploration. 

  • Homework: Brainstorm essay topic ideas.

Tuesday, February 14th (see above for plan): Unit overview; NoodleTools talk, topic selection

  • Homework: Using homework #1 as a guide, build upon those topic ideas.

Wednesday, February 15th (plan): Topic review: differing paper types and purposes. 

  • Homework: Homework #1

Thursday, February 16th (plan): Exploring example essays

  • Homework: Homework #1

Friday, February 17th (plan): Reflection activity – reviewing Midterm goal setting and, after this week, setting a goal for body paragraphs within the essay.

  • Homework: SRP Hours; Homework #1

Week of February 6th

Okay, here we go again:

Monday, 2/6: Team Meeting: Presentation practice

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test. (Find a study guide for the test on our Google Classroom page under Poetry Materials)

Tuesday, 2/7: Poetry Presentations: Pastoral, Villanelle, Ballad 

  • Homework: If you didn't present today, complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Wednesday, 2/8: Sestina, Aubade, Dramatic Monologue

  • Homework:  If you didn't present today, complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Thursday, 2/9: Poetry Presentations: Ode, Elegy, Sonnet

  • Homework: Study for the poetry test.

Friday, 2/10:Poetry Test

  • Homework: Think about a few ideas for the Senior Research Essay!

Week of January 30th

Monday, 1/30: This is a regular school day. It's also our third of four days spent preparing for poetic form presentations. This is what I'd like you to accomplish today: 1. Create and organize your presentation; 2. SIFT poem; 3. edit the visual; 4. presentation practice. (MLA WORKS CONSULTED DUE TODAY!)

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Tuesday, 1/31: MIDTERMS periods 1,6 – We will be spending the class period working through an activity that requires reflection on past writing assignments. This assignment will count as both a test AND as a writing activity.

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Wednesday, 2/1: MIDTERMS periods 2,5 NO CLASS

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Thursday, 2/2: MIDTERMS periods 3,4 NO CLASS

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

Friday, 2/3: Team Meeting: Presentation practice

  • Homework: Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the poetry test.

 

Week of January 23rd

Monday, 1/23 (plan): Today,we will review last week's villanelle, and then we will move on to the ode, elegy, and dramatic monologue.

  • Homework – Finish SIFTing whatever we don't do in class!

Tuesday, 1/24 (plan): Our last formal day of instruction on poetic forms is focused on sonnets.

  • Homework – Finish SIFTing whatever we don't do in class!

Wednesday, 1/25 : Yesterday, you were given your groups for the coming project. Today, you will have a group meeting to establish who is doing what, and then get to work researching what you can.

  • Homework – If necessary, conduct research. Use this study guide as a reference for your coming test.

Thursday, 1/26: Independent work: Compile research for the groupwork assignment, create Works Consulted, select poem.

  • Homework – Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the test.

Friday, 1/27Team meeting: create and organize your presentation; SIFT poem; edit the group's visual; presentation practice. You will only have Monday left as a day to practice presentations. On Tuesday, our "finals" period, you will be taking a test that is really just a reflection on how you have progressed as a writer this year.

  • Homework – Complete necessary tasks for your presentation. Study for the test.

 

Week of January 16th

So, here's our Poetry Unit Timeline, for the millionth try.

Let's give this a go, students!

Monday, 1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, 1/17: SNOW DAY, NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 1/18 (plan): Our second day in our poetry unit has us working with these ballads.

  • Homework – Get your hours completed and logged! (Now due 1/23)

Thursday, 1/19 (plan): Today we will discuss, examine, and analyze the most complex of poetic forms: the sestina and the villanelle. Here are the specific poems that we will use.

  • Homework – Get your hours completed and logged!

Friday, 1/20 (plan): Our fourth of five days devoted to the study of new poetic forms will focus on the ode, elegy, and dramatic monologue (see poems here).

  • Homework: Get your hours completed and logged! Look over this assignment sheet and rubric for your presentation.

Week of January 9th

Welcome to our poetry unit, which I hope will be one of best units of study yet. Here is all the information you may need about this week:

Monday, 1/9: NO SCHOOL – ICE

Tuesday, 1/10 (plan): We will begin our unit by studying aubades and pastorals (access the SIFT sheet here and our poems here). Here's an overview.

  • Homework – Get your hours completed and logged!

SNOW WEEK!

 

Week of January 2nd

We're BACK!!! Let's do this thing :) Check out our agenda this week:

Monday, 1/2: Holiday. Off.

Tuesday, 1/3 (plan): We will complete our outlines and improve our thesis statements.

  • Homework: Complete and log hours for Senior Project

Wednesday, 1/4 (plan): We will draft out one chosen body paragraph from our outlines.

  • Homework: Complete and log hours for Senior Project

Thursday, 1/5 (plan): We will revise and perfect our work.

  • Homework: Complete and log hours for Senior Project

‚ÄčFriday, 1/6 (plan): One more day of revision, then the entire assignment is due.

  • Homework: Complete and log hours for Senior Project; Complete essay work by midnight tonight.

Week of December 12th

Monday, 12/12 (plan): Today, we worked on a prewriting task for your Hamlet essay. Then we worked in groups to respond to comprehension questions about Act V.

  • Homework: complete study guide questions if you didn't already do it in class. Submit by tonight!

Tuesday, 12/13 (plan): We will work on establishing an organizational structure for our essay outline (here's its rubric), and then beginning planning out our outlines.

  • Homework: None

Wednesday, 12/14 (plan): We will finish working on our outlines.

 

****Attention! As school has been canceled for the remainder of the week, our Hamlet essay assignment has been halted.

  • While you should have submitted your rough outline (including a solid thesis idea, an appropriate organization structure, and a supportive quotation for each of your body paragraphs) by midnight on Wednesday, 12/14, I would like to guide you more closely in the refining and completing of this assignment.
  • For homework, please review your work periodically over the break and look for comments from me – don't forget what you've done so that you can build upon it successfully in January :)
  • If you would like access to the play over break, here's a link. Happy holidays!***