Reading: Antigone Vocabulary: sat vocabulary Units, Tragedy Vocabulary, Argument Vocabulary Grammar

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1st Six Weeks Syllabus/Unit Plan

English 2 - Mrs. Ryan

Reading: Antigone

Vocabulary: SAT Vocabulary Units, Tragedy Vocabulary, Argument Vocabulary

Grammar: Grammar Diagnostic, Missing Commas, Compound Sentences

Writing: Argumentative Essay
Summative: Antigone Background Test, CBA (Argumentative Essay), Vocabulary/Grammar Test (this will be an average of the 3 highest scores of 4 total quizzes)
Formative: Plagiarism Quiz, Greek Theater/Tragedy Quiz, Argumentative Writing Basics Quiz, Argumentative Essay (CBA) Pre-Writing/Outlining Activity, Reading Checks (Unannounced)




Week of

Aug 22

Mon: Welcome! Classroom Rules and Procedures, Schoology, “What’s in a Name?” Quick Write

Tue: Why Language and Literature Matter Notes

Block: Grammar Diagnostic (This will determine the pacing of future Grammar Units)

Fri: Quiz Grammar Unit #1, Greek Tragedy and Theater Notes (Will be a Quiz on Monday!)

*Daily Warm-up: Missing Commas and Compound Sentences

I can . . .

-implement the district, campus, and classroom procedures

-create an account in Schoology

-write a brief paragraph analyzing the significance of my name

-correctly use commas in a compound sentence

-explain key characteristics of the Greek culture and theater and compare/contrast it to characteristics of modern society.

Quiz: Grammar Unit #1 (Missing Commas and Compound Sentences)

Week of

Aug 29

Mon: Receive Vocabulary Unit 1, Greek Burial Rituals Quiz: Greek Theater/Tragedy

Tue: Antigone Background Notes, Oedipus Family Tree

Block: Plagiarism Video and Quiz, Finish Background Notes of Antigone

Fri: Vocabulary Unit 1 Quiz

I can . . .

-recall key information about Greek theater/tragedy

-explain what constitutes plagiarism in an academic setting and discuss the consequences for such actions

-discuss the significance of Antigone’s family and their history

-correctly apply the definition of an SAT word by using it in a sentence and identifying any synonyms or antonyms

Quiz: Greek Theater/Tragedy
Quiz: Plagiarism Video
Quiz: Vocabulary Unit 1

Week of Sept 5

Mon: Labor Day- No School

Tue: Review for Antigone Background Test

Block: Antigone Background Test

Fri: Quiz Grammar Unit #2, What is an argument? How do you define it?

**Warm-ups will cover Grammar Unit #2 (this is TBA based on Diagnostic results)

I can . . .

-practice key study skills and strategies while reviewing for a test

-recall key information about Greek culture and Antigone’s family

-create my own definition about argument

Antigone Background TEST!
Quiz: Grammar Unit #2

Week of

Sept 12

(Receive Progress Reports)

Mon: Argumentative Writing: What is a thesis, Argument vs. Persuasion, Reliable evidence and the different types (Quiz on Block Day!)

Tue: What does an argument prompt look like? Organizing an argument essay (“foldable” pre-write strategy)

Block: Quiz: Argumentative Writing Basics, Outline/Pre-Write CBA prompt (Will be a Formative Grade)

Fri: Vocabulary Unit 2 Quiz, Begin writing CBA

I can…

-define thesis.

-describe what accurate and reliable evidence looks like.

-identify different types of evidence (data, facts, ideas).

-create a written argument for an academic audience.

-construct a clear thesis statement in response to a persuasive prompt.

-use specific and relevant evidence to support my claims.

-organize my arguments by summarizing two opposing positions.

-propose a solution or compromise to a dilemma.

CBA Outline/Rough Draft
Quiz: Argumentative Writing Basics
Quiz: Vocabulary Unit 2

Week of Sept 19

Mon: Complete CBA

Tue: Receive Antigone Reading Questions, Read Prologue

Block: Antigone

Fri: Sum up results of Vocab/Grammar Quizzes, Antigone

I can…

-create a written argument for an academic audience.

-construct a clear thesis statement in response to a persuasive prompt.

-use specific and relevant evidence to support my claims.

-organize my arguments by summarizing two opposing positions.

-propose a solution or compromise to a dilemma.

-describe the basic setting of Antigone and identify the main characters

-use reading strategies to answer reading questions about Antigone

Average of Vocabulary/Grammar Quizzes
Reading Checks (Unannounced)

Week of Sept 26

Mon: Return CBAs, Look at Writing Portfolios + Reflection

Tue: Antigone

Block: Antigone

Fri: Antigone

I can . . .

- define and identify archetypes and motifs in Antigone.

- describe the audience of the play, Antigone.

-consider the Sophocles’ perspective.

-consider the perspective of Sophocles’ audience.

-recognize and analyze patterns in Antigone.

-analyze how archetypes and motifs affect the plot of plays.

-make inferences about Antigone.

-use textual evidence to support my analysis of the themes in Antigone.

Reading Checks (Unannounced)

Please note that this syllabus is subject to change due to variance in pacing/unexpected events. Students will be notified well in advance of any changes that are made.

Directory: cms -> lib2 -> TX01001414 -> Centricity -> ModuleInstance -> 36634
ModuleInstance -> A long Way Gone
ModuleInstance -> Editorial Format
ModuleInstance -> Short Answers/oers (Open-Ended Responses) I. What Is a Short Answer?
ModuleInstance -> The Taks essay What is it like? What can I write about? What kind of essay should you write?
ModuleInstance -> *Now that you’ve printed your author’s biographical information, please choose highlighter colors to annotate it
36634 -> Citation Guide for Antigone Compare/Contrast Essay
ModuleInstance -> Apush tips for Writing frq
ModuleInstance -> A. P. European History Guidelines for Writing an Essay You will frequently be asked to respond to writing prompts in this course. These exercises in writing are intended to prepare you for success on the ap exam
36634 -> Writing Component: Compare/Contrast Essay, oer quickwrites Grammar/Vocabulary

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