Material Covered in Class:
11/2: Timed writing on Blake poems; turned in poetry response 3.
Have Wuthering Heights finished by Friday with character map due
11/4: Wuthering Heights pop quiz with discussion of the novel
11/8: Returned essays and papers for discussion; voice lesson (diction/detail from Wuthering Heights); assigned Wuthering
Heights M.W.D.S. project
11/10: Wuthering Heights Quiz; prepared for MWDS project
11/15: Worked in groups on Wuthering Heights project
11/17: College Day (students in Media Center); finish work on Wuthering Heights MWDS
11/21: Editorial (Kathleen Parker) with discussion; voice lesson (detail); Heart of Darkness reading
11/28: Newspaper article for discussion; voice lesson (imagery); returned MWDS projects; read London poems by
Blake and Wordsworth
11/30: Heart of Darkness discussion
12/2: Took up Heart of Darkness character maps; voice lesson (imagery); took Heart of Darkness Mulitiple Choice short
practice test, checked and discussed; S.S.R. time
12/6: Voice lesson (tone); pop quiz on The Secret Sharer; discussion and connection to Heart of Darkness
12/8: Heart of Darkness written response
12/12: Voice lesson (tone); comparison of London poems and responses to questions 1-3 on p.653; read "She Walks
in Beauty" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn" for Wednesday; poetry response due on Wednesday
12/14: Voice lesson (syntax); discussion of "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "She Walks in Beauty"
12/16: Voice lesson; Grecian Urn responses discussion; S.S.R. time
12/20: Movie Day
1/4/2012: Quiz on the first half of Great Expectations followed by discussion
1/6: Editorial for discussion; S.S.R. time (Great Expectations)
1/10: Voice Lesson (detail); S.S.R. time (Great Expectations)
1/24: Voice lesson (detail); read various poems and discussed
1/26: Voice lesson (imagery); discussed "Surprise" and "Bully"; assignment for Monday--Read "You're Missing" (p. 596) and
"It's the Law: A Rap Poem" (p. 597). Answer questions 1-3 for both poems.
1/30: Discussed reader responses to "You're Missing" and "It's the Law..." ; read Kate Chopin's biography and assigned
The Awakening for outside reading; poetry reading for 2/1: "We Real Cool" and "Nose" on pages 636 and 637 with
questions 1-3 and 1-4 respectively.
2/1: Voice lesson (imagery); discussed "We Real Cool" and "Nose." Assignment: Read "Root Cellar" on page 648 and do
all response questions following the poem.
2/7: Took MC practice test and checked/discussed answers; discussed "Root Cellar." Assignment: Read "Larnyx" on
page 637 and do questions 1-3 on page 638.
2/9: Finished MC practice test and discussed; "Larnyx" discussion
2/13: Voice lesson (tone); poem study "To the Virgins, to Make the Most of Time"; "To His Coy Mistress" with assignment
to answer questions 1-5 on page 639.
2/15: The Awankening quiz and discussion with essay assignment
2/17: Voice Lesson (tone); MC practice test with discussion
2/22: Voice Lesson (detail); discussion of "To His Coy Mistress" with English history assignment
2/24: English history presentations; poetry assignment project
2/28: English poets presentations
3/1: English poets presentations
3/5: English poets presentations; Poetry response 9 due Wednesday, 3/7 as well as essay corrections
3/7: English poets presentations; background and characters for Macbeth
3/9: Macbeth Act I
3/13: Macbeth Act II and first part of Act III with discussion questions for Act II
3/15:: Macbeth Act III and questions with discussion
3/19: Macbeth Act IV and questions with discussion
3/21: Macbeth Act V with questions and discussion; character due Friday 3/23 with test
3/23: Macbeth Test
3/26: Timed Writing #1 and Hamlet introduction with characters
3/29: Reviewed Timed Writing #1 and looked at sample essays for grading; reviewed Macbeth test
4/10: Introduced research project; read Hamlet Act I
4/12: Picked poems for research project; finished Hamlet Act I and began Act II
4/16: Turned in initial poem and 2 others for project; checked Hamlet questions through #17; finished reading
Act II and began Act II (read through Scene 1). Assignment: initial response to poem project due Wed. 4/18
4/18: Turned in poetry project initial response; Timed Writing #2; Read Hamlet, Act III, Scene ii. Assignment:
answer questions 18-25
4/20: Discussed questions 18-25; read Hamlet Act III Scenes iii and iv with discussion
4/24: Read Hamlet through Act V, Scene i and answered questions through #26 on study sheets.
Assignment: Test and charater map due Wednesday, May 2
4/26: Reviewed Hamlet questions through #36; looked at Timed Writing #2; took Timed Writing #3
4/30: Finished reading Hamlet and completed study questions for test on Wednesday, 5/2.
5/2: Took Timed Writing #4; took Hamlet test
5/4: Took multiple choice practice test; graded and discussed
5/8: Reviewed TW #4 and Hamlet test; prepared for AP exam (discussion)
5/10: Film - Pride and Prejudice
5/14: Turned in poetry projects; poetry package discussion; Power Point paper copy due Wed. 5/16
5/16: Turned in power point presentation copies of poetry project; Light in August silent reading
5/18: Poetry project presentations; S.S.R. time
5/22: Poetry project presentations; S.S.R. time
5/24: Poetry project presentations; S.S.R. time