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English Unit 2:

Analyzing Literature through the Chronicles of Prydain



September 2017

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

11

B

12

A

  • WOW

  • Finish Connections Discussion Reflection

  • Put Reader Response Spiral together

  • What is a Hero?

  • Character traits and protagonist

Hmwk:

-RR #2-9/14

-Collage Extra Credit Essay or Video-9/22

13

B

14

A

  • Hero Discussion

  • Hook

  • Identifying parts of Intro

  • Character Protagonist to Antagonist

Hmwk:

-Rewrite TED Talk Intro

-Read and annotate chp. 1-3

-Complete RR #3

- Collage Extra Credit Essay or Video-9/22

15

B

18

A

  • WOW

  • Character: Foil-Motivation

  • Motivation activity

  • Body Paragraph Review

  • Chp. 1-3 discussion

Hmwk:

-Rewrite TED Talk Body Paragraph 1 and 2

-Read and annotate chp. 4-5

- Collage Extra Credit Essay or Video-9/22

-BC Book check-10/4

19

B

20

A

  • RR #4

  • Setting

  • Setting Practice

  • POV

  • POV Paragraphs

Hmwk:

-Rewrite TED Talk Body Paragraph 3

-RR #4

-Read and annotate chp. 6-8

-Collage Extra Credit Essay or Video-9/22

-BC Book Check 10/4

21

B


22

A

  • RR #5

  • Chp 4-8 discussion

  • Conclusion

  • POV paragraphs

  • Plot notes

Hmwk:

-Rewrite TED Talk Conclusion and submit full essay to Turnitin.com

-Read and annotate chp. 9-10

-BC Book Check 10/4



25

B

26

A

  • CA Writing

Hmwk:

-RR #6

-Read SS #1

-Read and annotate chp. 11

-BC Book Check 10/14

27

B

28

A

  • WOW

  • Chp. 9-10 Discussion

  • Conflict

  • Plot and Conflict practice

Hmwk:

-Theme notecard

-Theme Practice

-Read and annotate chp. 12

-BC Book Check 10/4

29

B



October 2017

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

2

A

  • Reading CA

Hmwk:

-Mood and Tone Notecard

-Mood and Tone Practice

-Read and annotate chp. 13

-BC Book Check 10/4

3

B

4 BC Book Check

A

  • WOW

  • Curator Project

  • Review Theme and M&T

  • Symbolism and Lit Devices

Hmwk:

-Read SS #2

-RR #7

-Character Pick-10/27

5

B

6

No School




October 2017

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

9

Fair Day-

No School

10

A

  • WOW

  • BOT Part 1 Review

  • BOT Part 1 Test

Hmwk:

-Plot Diagram Mural Prep

-Read and annotate chp. 17-20

-Character Pick-10/27

11

B

12

A

  • Plot Diagram Game and Mural

Hmwk:

-RR #8

-Read and annotate BC chp. 1-2

-Character Pick-10/27

13

B

16

A

  • WOW

  • Review chp. 11-20

  • Seamus Heaney Poem

  • Finish Plot Diagram Mural

Hmwk:

-RR #1

-Castle Research Articles

-Castle Planning ideas

-Character Pick-10/27

17

B

18

A

  • BOT Part 2 Test

  • Castle Group Planning

Hmwk:

-Read and BC chp. 3-5

-Complete RR #2

-Collect items for castle building

-Submit group jobs and plan for castle if complete

-Character Pick-10/27

19

B

20

A

  • BC chp. 6-7

  • Castle Group Planning

  • Begin Castle building

Hmwk:

-Finish chp. 6-7

-Complete RR #3

-Character Pick-10/27


23

B


24

A

Hmwk:

-Read and annotate chp. 8-9

-RR #4

-Character Pick-10/27

-Character Questions-11/7

25

B

26

A

  • I Am Poem

  • Chp. 1-9 discussion

  • Castle Presentation and Destruction

Hmwk:

- Read and annotate chp. 10-12

-Character Pick-10/27

-Castle Reflection-11/3

-Character Questions-11/7

27 Final Character Pick

B

30

A

  • WOW

  • RR#5

  • Poetry Terms

  • Poetry”

Hmwk:

-Finish RR #5

-Read chp. 13-15

-Castle Reflection-11/3

-Character Questions-11/7

-Project Mock-up-11/9

31

B



November 2017

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri







1

A

  • RR #6

  • BC Part 1 Review

  • Poetry”

  • Poetry Poem

Hmwk:

-Read chp. 16-18

-Castle Reflection-11/3

-Character Questions-11/7

-Project Mock-up-11/9

2

B

3

A

  • BC Part 1 Test

  • RR #6

  • Narrative Poetry

Hmwk:

-Read chp. 19-20

-Character Questions-11/7

-Project Mock-up-11/9





November 2017

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

6

B

7

A

  • Reading MAP

Hmwk:

-Project Mock-up-11/9

-Final Project due 11/13


8

B

9

A

  • WOW

  • Annabel Lee”

  • Narrative Poem

Hmwk:

-Final Project due 11/13


10

B

13

A

All Projects Due!

  • WOW

  • Project Presentations

Hmwk:

-BC Part 2 Test-11/17


14

B


15

A

  • Project Presentations

  • Lyric Poetry

Hmwk:

-BC Part 2 Test-11/17


16

B

17

A

  • Adele vs Taylor Swift




20

Thanksgiving Break

21

Thanksgiving Break

22

Thanksgiving Break

23

Thanksgiving Break

24

Thanksgiving Break
NOTE: This is a tentative calendar; assignments and assessments on here are subject to change depending upon the speed in students learn the concepts and skills.

Unit Goals:

  • To identify literary elements

  • To analyze literary elements

  • To be introduced to the idea of a hero


Statement of Inquiry:

  • The course of our lives can be forever altered by the relationships, culture, and experiences that we find on our pathways.


Global Context:

  • Orientation in space and time

  • Fairness and development

    • Exploration to Develop: Imagining a hopeful future

Unit 2 Projects:

  • Curator Project-11/13

    • Due dates in bold on the calendar are check points for completing the project. The chunks are designed to keep students from waiting until the last minute to complete the project as it takes time to complete. Please be mindful that doing a 5-10 minute chunk per day noted will keep the project from overwhelming you.



  • Castle Project

    • Students will be given certain jobs for this project, and each job will have a specific pre-planning item to turn in.

    • The grade is mainly derived from the reflection about the process. This will be several questions, and students will have a week to complete. This is done ideally by doing one to two questions a nigh with spending no more than 10 minutes per night.




  • Reading Ahead

    • Students have permission to read ahead as their schedule permits.

Unit Questions

Factual

Conceptual

Debatable




  1. What are the elements of literature?

  2. Who are the characters of our novel?

  3. What are the events of the novel?

  4. What is the definition of relationship?

  5. What is a utopia?

  6. What is the theme of the novel?

  7. What are the conflicts of the novel?




  1. How does events of a journey or knowledge gained change the way a person thinks?

  2. What is the effect of an author’s style on a piece?

  3. How can hope turn into a negative thing?

  4. How do humans build the concept of a utopia?

  5. What is the point of being a good person if it only ends badly?




  1. Are our life paths based on destiny and fate or free will and choices?

  2. Do our struggles as a person make or break us?

  3. Are our background, culture, and past relationships relevant to the future us?

  4. Do our choices affect just our lives and experiences?

  5. Is what we do as on our journey more significant than how we end it?

  6. How do preconceived notions benefit or restrain relate to our future path?

  7. Is power really worth the value we put on it?

  8. Which affects our ultimate future more-hope or fear?



Assignments:

Checks (15%)

Formative (40%)

Assessments (45%)



  • BC Book Check

  • Project Checks

  • Reader Response Journal Checks

  • Unit 2 Syllabus







  • POV Paragraphs

  • CA 1 Reading Test

  • Castle Building Reflection

  • Plot Diagram Mural

  • Literary Device Quiz

  • Interactive Notebook Activities







  • CA 1 Writing Essay

  • BOT Test 1

  • BOT Test 2

  • BC Test 1

  • BC Test 2-take home

  • MYP Curator Project-Semester Exam




Tutoring:

-Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning (7:30-8:10 AM) except 9/20

-Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (4-4:30 PM)



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