Quarter One: Introduction to Rhetoric, Close Reading, The Economy Atlas Shrugged, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Fall



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Quarter One: Introduction to Rhetoric, Close Reading, The Economy

Atlas Shrugged, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Fall





In-Class Reading/Discussion

Writing and Speaking Workshops

Homework

Literature and extended projects

Week 1

8/18, 21


1. Intro Day

2. Rhetorical Triangle, SOAPS, ethos/logos/pathos groups and combining p. 18







Atlas annotations to date due 8/18

Text p.1-6, activity p.6 due 8/21




Reading Atlas Shrugged, part 3 ch.6-7 due 8/25

Week 2

8/25, 27, 28




2. Activity p.20, visual texts, activity p.29

3. review culminating activity, Atlas Shrugged rough outlines




1.Present Who is John Galt, prewriting on Atlas Shrugged paper

Criteria sheet due 8/25

Who is John Galt due 8/25

Chapter 1 culminating activity due 8/28


Reading Atlas Shrugged to end due 9/4 (test 9/8)

Week 3

9/4


1. develop thesis statements – outlines for Atlas paper - Intro Dr. Jekyll







Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde due 9/15

Week 4

9/8, 10, 11

Test 1


1. Summer Reading Test – Atlas Shrugged



2. Close reading review, Woolf p. 56
3. discuss Atlas (Skype)




Atlas Shrugged essay, 1st draft due 9/22

Week 5

9/15, 18


Test 2

1. Jekyll and Hyde discussion – review close reading – intro The Fall (Skype)

2. Test: Jekyll and Hyde and vocab chapters 1-2








The Fall due 9/29

Week 6

9/22, 24, 25




2. The Economy, Ehrenreich p.394
3. The Economy, Swift p. 404

1. College essay intro

(conferencing days 2-3)



Ehrenreich SFW p.403 due 9/25

Swift SFW#5 p.412 due 9/29



Atlas Shrugged essay, peer edit due 9/24


Week 7

9/29, 10/02



1. discuss The Fall – questions on Atlas Shrugged papers


2. College essay work day – intro All the King’s Men

College essay 1st draft due 10/06

Atlas Shrugged essay, final due 10/02

All the King’s Men due 11/6



Week 8

10/6, 8, 9



  1. work on videos/conference college essays

  2. work on videos/conference college essays

3. Present modest proposal videos – handout on Senior Symposium

College essay 2nd draft due 10/09




Week 9

10/16


Test 1-3 (counts 2X)

  1. Quarterly exam










Quarterly exams



Weighting, Quarter 1

Tests/projects (50%): Atlas, Jekyll and vocab, modest proposal video, quarterly exam

Class participation (25%): Atlas, Jekyll, Fall

Essays (15%): Who is John Galt (presentation), Atlas, college

Vocab/hw/quizzes (10%): text p.6, criteria sheet, chapter 1 CA, Atlas 1st draft, Atlas peer edit, college 1st draft

Quarter Two: Synthesis, Politics, Gender

Pride and Prejudice, All the King’s Men

(2nd Q. project replaces quarterly exam)







In-Class Reading/Discussion

Writing and Speaking Workshops

Homework

Literature and extended projects

Week 10

10/20, 23



1. Kincaid p. 1006, QRS due 10/23

2. discuss Kincaid, politics, 2nd Q project, Ides of March






Thoreau p.1016, choose one SFW p. 1033-34 due 10/27

Ides of March analysis due 10/30

Assign 2nd Q project




Week 11

10/27, 29, 30




  1. Ides of March, Thoreau

  2. Ides of March, The Apology

  1. synthesis essay intro with King’s Men and Ides of March (due 11/10)

The Apology p.1048 due 29




Week 12

11/3, 6



2.discuss All the King’s Men, intro Pride and Prejudice


  1. synthesis essay work

Poetry for Occasion due 11/13

King’s Men due 11/3


Week 13

11/10, 12, 13

Test 1


1. gender, Snowe and politics

2.Test - politics



3. Poetry Out Loud recitations

Gould p.518 #1-10 due 11/17

Synthesis essay due 11/10

Week 14

11/17, 20, 24

Two calendar weeks (Thanksgiving)


1.Discuss Gould

2.no class (Sr Retreat, Jr notes on Gatsby)

3. Discuss Tannen, Pitts, catcall video





Tannen p.552 #7-8 due 11/24

Pride and Prejudice journals due 12/01

Week 15

12/1, 3, 4

Test 2


2. Pride and Prejudice discussion

3. test, gender and Pride



1. Compare and contrast outlines on Wollstonecraft and Anthony







Week 16

12/8, 11


Project = test 3-4 (counts 2x)




1-2. presentations




Proposal for 4th Q project due 12/14

Week 17

Semester exams (no classes)










Weighting, Quarter 2
Tests/projects, 50%: All the King’s Men and politics, Pride and Prejudice and gender, Synthesis project

Class participation, 25%: All the King’s Men, Pride and Prejudice (discussions)

Essays, 15%: proposal for synthesis project, Compare and Contrast Ides of March and All the King’s Men, topic selection for 4th quarter project

Vocab/HW/Quizzes, 10%: Kincaid/Thoreau, The Apology, Gould/Tannen


Quarter Three: Community, Language

Much Ado About Nothing, Reading Lolita in Tehran





In-Class Reading/Discussion

Writing and Speaking Workshops

Homework (due week.day)

Literature and extended projects

Week 18

Jan 5,7,8



-.intro Much Ado About Nothing

- Much Ado

- Much Ado





Prep Much Ado trial

4th Q/Senior Symposium project work

Week 19

Jan 12, 15



Trial group work

project conferences

Prep Much Ado trial




Week 20

Jan 21, 22

Test 1

Essay 1


- Trial (test)

- Intro Lolita, text work






Testimony due TII1/21 11 pm




Week 21

Jan 26, 29




Text work, language

argument




-Project outlines due 2/01

-Lolita reading




Week 22

Feb 2,4, 5



Text work, language

Text work, language



argument




-Project 1st draft due 2/08

Week 23

Feb 9, 12

Essay 2


Text work, language

argument

Argument essay due TII 2/12 11 pm




Week 24

Feb 23, 25, 26

Test 2


- Lolita discussion, intro Things They Carried

-Test: Lolita, language



Project peer edit





-Project 2nd draft due 2/25 TII 11 pm

-Things They Carried reading



Week 25

March 2, 5



Text work, community


Essay selection and work




Project final due TII 3/08 11 pm (SR)




Week 26

March 9, 11, 12

Essay 3


Text work, community

Text work, community



Essay work

Community essay due 3/12 TII 11 pm




Week 27

March 16, 19

Test 3


-Things They Carried discussion

-Test: Things They Carried, community









Final Gatsby project due 3/22 TII 11 pm (JR)



Weighting, Quarter Three – Juniors

Tests (50%): Much Ado Trial, Lolita/language, Things/community

Class participation (25%): Much Ado reading, Lolita discussion, Things discussion

Essays (15%): Much Ado testimony, argument essay, community essay

Voc/hw/quiz (10%): text work in language, argument, community
Extended 3rd Quarter, Seniors only





In-Class Reading/Discussion

Writing and Speaking Workshops

Homework (due week.day)

Literature and extended projects

Week 28

March 23, 25, 26

Test 4


Text work

Text work



Presentation conferences

Presentation work day



Classwork packet due March 26 (test grade)

Test prep

Week 29

March 30, April 2




Speech practice (extemporaneous speaking)










Week 30

April 6, 8, 9



Review presentations (practice and critique)

Final work day on presentations

Visuals due 4/06




Week 31

April 13, 15




Final reflection work

Presentations 4/15

Final reflection due TII 4/13 11 pm






Weighting, Quarter Three Extended – Seniors

Senior Symposium (50%)

Tests (25%): Much Ado Trial, Lolita/language, Things/community, classwork packet (language, argument, community)

Class participation (10%): Much Ado reading, Lolita discussion, Things discussion

Essays (15%): Much Ado testimony, argument essay, community essay, final reflection

Quarter Four: American Literature Focus – this will be adjusted at start of 4th quarter

Junior project = 50% of 4th quarter

The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, comedy





In-Class Reading/Discussion

Writing and Speaking Workshops

Homework (due week.day)

Literature and extended projects

Week 28

March 23, 25, 26



Gatsby discussion

Intro Catcher in the Rye



Visual presentation work day




Catcher reading

Week 29

March 30, April 2

Essay 1





Essay work

Essay work



Essay 1 due 4/02 11 pm TII




Week 30

April 6, 8, 9

Essay 2


Catcher discussion (4/09)

Practice and critique presentations

Visuals due 4/06

Essay 2 due 4/08 11 pm TII






Week 31

April 13, 16

Test 1


Catcher test (4/13)

Gatsby presentations







Week 32

April 27, 29, 30

Essay 3


American comedy (Simon, Twain, satire)




Essay 3 due 4/30 11 pm TII




Week 33

May 4, 7


Test 2

Vocab (test)







Sunshine Boys, 5/06

AP Lit exam, 5/06



Week 34

May 11, 13, 14



Speed dating (test prep)








AP Lang exam, 5/13

Week 35

May 18, 21

Test 3


Review comedy

Comedy test












Week 36

May 27, 28



Review….exams begin??










Week 37

Semester Exams (no classes)











Weighting, Quarter Four – Juniors

Gatsby project (50%)

Tests (20%): Catcher in the Rye, Vocab, American comedy

Class participation (15%): Gatsby discussion, Catcher discussion, comedy



Essays (15%): practice essays for exam (3)

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