-Name games, attendance, summer reading, student survey, class expectations
-summer reading, syllabus, current event podcast, compare/contrast translations, writing prompts, faculty website, Oedipus powerpoint, begin reading, hw: Read 1-19 and take notes.
-discussion and notes over reading assignment (what kind of ruler is Oedipus, irony of Tiresias, family tree diagram)
Notes on “Amsterdam”
Finish discussion over reading, read aloud, notes on Oedipus/Creon/Tiresias. Soliloquy/Monologue assignment (due week of 21st), Vocab books – lesson 1 for homework. Read 28-32 for HW
Collect vocab HW, any questions over reading?
Hw: finish Oedipus and take notes (light/lightness, truth, dark/darkness), listen to linguistics podcast: what is your relationship with language?
9/16 – Discussion: What is Your Relationship with Language? Questions over the end of Oedipus, veggie movie, finish Oedipus slideshow
9/17 – Continue language discussion and how it relates to vocab words. Vocab quiz on Wednesday, presentation on Freud’s Oedipus Complex – anyone want to do an assignment on this?
9/21 - Notes and discussion over hubris, characters, chronology. Re-visit Soliloquy Assignment (due Monday). Oedipus test review: test on Thursday! NWEA’s!!! Vocab test on Wednesday.
Substitute 9/23 – Vocab Test/Soliloquy assignment work time
9/24 – Oedipus short answer test / NWEA talk
HOMECOMING! – Have fun, be safe
9/28 – NWEA Testing
9/30 – Essay rubric given out (choice of Antigone or Oedipus), Antigone books given out- hw: read 1-10, NWEA discussion and ideas for incentives
10/1 – Soliloquy due/discussion of Antigone/HW: Finish Antigone – be ready for quiz. Work day for essay on Monday
10/5 – Antigone quiz/Essay work day/ Room 203 (Computer Lab)
11/12 – Half of period for drafting interview scripts, begin movie
11/16 – Have pictures ready for downloading!! (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) Discussion about grades, SlumDog Millionaire, work time in library if needed.
11/18 – Finish Slumdog…who needs time for parent teacher conferences? Workday on Thursday, quick tutorial on how to record sound and drop in pictures.
11/19 – PEP grant surveys, finished Slum Dog movie, hw: complete at least 85% of your project over break!!!
THANKSGIVING BREAK – rest up!
12/2 – Media discussion on World AIDS Day campaign posters.
12/3 – Book Pass/project trouble shooting. Pass back papers
12/7 – Discuss book pass, book for next Monday! Trouble shoot projects – they need to be turned on before winter break. Next unit: literary terms through fiction, poetry, independent reading. Looking ahead to the final: performance assessment with literary terms (more discussion and explanation to follow- after break).
12/10 – Pass back all papers and grade reports for Q2, assign lit term homework: fiction and poetry.