English IV – Mrs. Landry First Grading Period Fall 2011 Study of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature Week 1

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English IV – Mrs. Landry

First Grading Period - Fall 2011

Study of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature
Week 1

M 8/22 WELCOME; School reminders/lessons; Class Procedures;

Academic Honesty; HW: return signed paperwork

T 8/23 Procedures con’t.; Class Expectations and Syllabus; Get To Know You

W/Th 8/24 & 8/25 Intro and Discuss OUTLINE notes format; History of The English

Language lecture; SAT Essay diagnostic

HW: Read “The Seafarer” pp. 104-107, complete reading guide

F 8/26 Discuss History of the English Language and introduce characteristics of

Anglo-Saxon culture; continue outline format discussion

HW: continue reading “The Seafarer
Week 2

M 8/29 Complete “The Seafarer; Cornell notes practice; HW: take Cornell notes on pp. 22-27

T 8/30 Return and Discuss HOEL notes; Senior lecture expectations and Outline

W/Th 8/31 & 9/1 pp. 22-27 Cornell notes due at BEGINNING of Class; ANGLO-SAXON lecture –

lecture notes due at the end of class; HW: Begin Beowulf – read pp. 42-45

F 9/2 Return and discuss lecture notes; Intro, Discuss, and Analyze Epic Hero and Beowulf;

Assign Beowulf essay; HW: read Beowulf pp. 46-56; study for Anglo-Saxon lecture quiz
Week 3

M 9/5 Labor Day Holiday

T 9/6 QUIZ: Anglo-Saxon lecture; continue Beowulf discussion; HW: read Beowulf pp. 57-61

W/Th 9/7 & 9/8 Characteristics of A/S poetry; discuss pp. 57-61; Epic Hero chart; HW: read Beowulf

pp. 62-70

F 9/9 Discuss and Complete Beowulf; HW: Continue working on Beowulf essay

Week 4

M 9/12 Review Beowulf; writing workshop for essay; HW: Beowulf essay Rough Draft due

Block Day (as in day after tomorrow!!)

T 9/13 TEST: HOEL, Anglo-Saxon background/literature, Beowulf

W/Th 9/14 & 9/15 RD of Beowulf essay due – PEER EDIT Session in class; intro to Medieval era;

HW: Beowulf essay due Friday 9/16

F 9/16 Beowulf Essay due; Medieval era discussion and introduction of Ballads

Week 5

M 9/19 Video Analysis (Characteristics of Medieval era); Ballads cont.; HW: read and take

Cornell notes on Medieval era pp. 28-33

T 9/20 Ballads continued; HW: complete background notes; due at the beginning of lecture


F 9/23 Introduction to Medieval Romance; HW: begin reading Sir Gawain and the Green

Knight” pp. 228-245; Study for Medieval lecture quiz on Monday, 9/26
Week 6

M 9/26 Analyze and discuss “Sir Gawain”

T 9/27 Analyze and discuss “Sir Gawain”

W/Th 9/28 & 9/29 TEST: Medieval era and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”; Introduction to

Canterbury Tales and the characters

F 9/30 CT Characters

Note taking will be checked periodically for a grade.

Make-ups and tutoring are available by appointment.

The syllabus serves as a rough guide! You are responsible for noting changes from the board or the website.

Grading Scale: 60% Tests 40% Quizzes

I affirm on my honor that I did not give or receive any unauthorized assistance on this assignment or examination.
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