ENGLISH 11AMERICAN LITERATURE
Instructor: Julie StubbsEmail: Jstubbs@hyde.eduOffice: Westhaver 009Classroom: CC 19





LESSONS & HOMEWORK

SPRING TRIMESTER!


Student Domain Names - Character Blogs

Tuesday 5/17
F BLOCK Homework:

  • FINAL BLOG POST (at least 4 sentences):
    1. What do you think was the point of writing as a character?
    2. What insight did writing as this character give you?
    3. Did this blog add to your understanding of the characters (and the relationship between characters through your comment assignment) on a deeper level? Why or why not?


Thursday 5/5
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Death of a Salesman pgs 84-98 (read until- "Charley: Jesus!")
  • Respond (in the "Comment" section) to two character blog posts written by your peers, minimum of 4 sentences each
    • You must respond to the post AS YOUR CHARACTER WOULD
    • You cannot respond to a post that is written by the same character that you are
    • On the Google Classroom, respond to the question posted with the names of both peers whose blogs you commented on
  • Vocabulary Quiz Monday
C BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Death of a Salesman pgs 71-84
  • Write an eight sentence blog post as your character reflecting on tonight's reading or last night's reading of pgs 53-69 -- you must use at least 4 of the current vocabulary words in your post
  • Vocabulary Quiz on Monday
F BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Death of a Salesman pgs 84-98 (read until- "Charley: Jesus!")
  • Respond (in the "Comment" section) to two character blog posts written by your peers, minimum of 4 sentences each
    • You must respond to the post AS YOUR CHARACTER WOULD
    • You cannot respond to a post that is written by the same character that you are
    • On the Google Classroom, respond to the question posted with the names of both peers whose blogs you commented on
  • Vocabulary Quiz Monday

Tuesday 4/25 & Wednesday 4/26
C & F BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Death of a Salesman Introduction (packet handed out in class) - due Thursday
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Death of a Salesman Introduction (packet handed out in class) - due Friday

Monday 4/25
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Glass Menagerie Analytical Paper - rough draft due Wednesday on Google Classroom
C & F BLOCK Homework:
  • Glass Menagerie Analytical Paper - rough draft due Tuesday on Google Classroom

Tuesday 4/19
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Complete the following for The Glass Menagerie analytical paper:
    • Be sure to have a thesis statement (due last week)
    • 2 topic sentences (one for each body paragraph)
    • 4 quotations from the book (two for each body paragraph)
    • 2 interpretive sentences (one for each body paragraph)
    • Bring your book, notes, and computer (if you have one) to class tomorrow

Friday 4/11
Homework:
  • Study for Glass Menagerie Quiz
  • Optional 2% Extra Credit
    • Write your own 30 factual question Glass Menagerie quiz (and answer each of your questions)
    • Write (or find online) two analytical questions and answer each fully

Monday 4/4
Homework:
  • The Glass Menagerie - Scene 7

Tuesday 3/29
Homework:
  • The Glass Menagerie - Scene 5
  • Vocabulary Quiz on Friday

Monday 3/28
Homework:
  • Read The Glass Menagerie - Scene 4
  • Write down two important "things" that happen in the scene and add an additional sentence for each explaining why you think it is important.

Friday 3/25
Homework:
  • Read The Glass Menagerie - Scenes 2 & 3 (pgs 11-25)
  • Complete Vocabulary Worksheet Season 3 Episode 1

Thursday 3/24
Homework:
  • Read The Glass Menagerie - Scene 1 (pgs 3-10)
    • List 3 similarities between Tennessee Williams' life and Tom's life (that can be seen in Scene 1) - google classroom
  • Write five original sentences for the new vocabulary words (also located on google classroom)

Tuesday 3/22
Homework:
  • Read The Glass Menagerie - Introduction, Casting List/Scene, The Characters, Production Notes
  • Write five original sentences for the first five new vocabulary words (also located on google classroom)






WINTER UNIT 2

Friday 2/12
Homework:
  • No homework - catch up on missing assignments

Wednesday 2/10 & Thursday 2/11
Homework:
  • GATSBY/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY

Tuesday 2/9
Homework:
  • Complete Vocabulary Worksheet given in class --> GRADED ASSIGNMENT
  • GATSBY/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY


Friday 2/5
Homework:
  • Complete vocabulary homework from last class if you have not done so. Posted on Google Classroom.
  • GATSBY QUIZ CORRECTIONS DUE TUESDAY: You may do quiz corrections for the "Short Answer" and "Analytical Question" sections of the Gatsby quiz to regain points that you have lost
  • GATSBY CHAPTERS 7-9/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY: Quiz will be a combination of Gatsby and the new vocabulary words.

Wednesday 2/3 & Thursday 2/4
Homework:
  • Write one original sentence for each vocabulary word, BUT leave a blank where the vocabulary word should be. You will be exchanging this assignment with a fellow classmate to complete for homework so make sure your writing is legible! BRING THIS TO CLASS.
    • Example: The of the inner city caused a high robbery rate, for the residents would do anything to make money to pay to support their families.
    • SUGGESTION: Write the sentence using the word (so that you know you are writing it correctly) then substitute the word with a blank
  • QUIZ CORRECTIONS: You may do quiz corrections for the "Short Answer" and "Analytical Question" sections of the Gatsby quiz to regain points that you have lost --> DUE FRIDAY.

Tuesday 2/2
Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 9
  • Be prepared for an in-class writing :: open-note, open book. Technology not permitted.
    • If you have not read the chapters, you will not be able to complete the assignment fully by the end of class

Monday 2/1
Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 8

Friday 1/29
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 7
    • Write down two instances of situational irony. Explain why each is an example of situational irony. --> Assignment posted on Google Classroom
  • Edit Reflection paper draft based on the peer editing sheet completed in class - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
C BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 7
    • Write down two instances of situational irony. Explain why each is an example of situational irony. --> Assignment posted on Google Classroom
  • Edit Reflection paper draft based on the peer editing sheet completed in class - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
F BLOCK Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 7
    • Write down two instances of situational irony. Explain why each is an example of situational irony. --> Assignment posted on Google Classroom

Thursday 1/28
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Complete rough draft of Reflection paper - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
C BLOCK Homework:
  • Complete rough draft of Reflection paper - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
F BLOCK Homework:
  • Edit Reflection paper draft based on the peer editing sheet completed in class - PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
  • Read Gatsby pages 113-127

Tuesday 1/26
B BLOCK Homework:
  • Complete rough draft of Reflection paper
    • PRINT AND BRING TO CLASS
C BLOCK Homework:
  • Study for Gatsby Quiz, Chapters 1-6
F BLOCK Homework:
  • Study for Gatsby Quiz, Chapters 1-6

Friday 1/22
Homework:
  • Reflection paper: Complete Introduction and 3 additional paragraphs
  • TUESDAY: Quiz on The Great Gatsby chapters 1-6

Wednesday & Thursday 1/20-1/21
Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 6
  • List the differences between James Gatz and Jay Gatsby
    • There may be a DRQ (Daily Reading Quiz) which will require you to have done the homework.

Tuesday 1/19
Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 5
  • Complete the Chapter Analysis writing assignment (handed out in class, attachment below)


Friday 1/15
Homework:
  • Mid-year Reflection Paper - TYPED - remember that the final paper will be 3-5 pages
    • Set up paper in MLA format
    • Outline:
      • 2 moments of success and growth
      • 2 moments missed or opportunities passed up
      • 2 goals for the rest of the trimester
    • Write one or two paragraphs elaborating on one of the above
    • Assignment is posted on Google Classroom
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Wednesday (1/13) & Thursday (1/14)
Homework:
  • Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 4
    • Write three important points from the chapter. Write at least one additional sentence (for each point) that explains why you think this piece of information is important. --> Assignment posted on Google Classroom

Tuesday 1/12
Homework:
  • Study for vocabulary quiz on Wednesday (B block) and Thursday (C & F blocks)

Monday 1/11
Homework:
  • Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 3, pg. 39-60
    • Make an assertion (statement) and support it with two quotes from the text as evidence for your statement.
    • Example: Tom is a controlling man with a bad temper. "Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand," (37). "... his determination to have my company bordered on violence," (24).
  • Complete Vocab worksheet Season 1 Episode 3
  • Vocab quiz on Wednesday (B block), Thursday (C block & F block)

Friday 1/8
Homework:
  • Read Gatsby Chapter 2, pg. 23-38
  • Write two Points of Discussion (PODs) based on the reading
    • Must be at least two sentences: one analytical question that you have about the story or a character, and at least one sentence that elaborates on the question
    • No "yes or no" questions or questions that can be answered in one word
    • EXAMPLE: Why does Daisy submit to the "abuse" of her husband? And why did she marry him in the first place? She seems to be more down-to-earth like Nick, and yet she lives a lavish lifestyle with a man who makes her gravely unhappy.

Thursday 1/7
Homework:
  • Read The Great Gatsby Chapter 1, pg. 1-21

Tuesday 1/5 & Wednesday 1/6
Homework:
  • ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Write one original sentence for each vocabulary word that clearly demonstrates your understanding (you only need to write sentences for the words we have covered thus far in class)


WINTER UNIT 1
College Application Prep

OVERVIEW OF HOMEWORK 12/15-12/17
F Block

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OVERVIEW OF HOMEWORK 12/14-12/17
B & C Block
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Thursday 12/10 & Friday 12/11
Homework:
  • Complete the Common App (Disciplinary History section not due until Wednesday)
  • Draft of college essay for your character (minimum 300 words) - refer to essay topics on the last page of the Common App.

Monday 12/7 & Tuesday 12/8
Homework:
  • Complete the "College Research" packet given and discussed in class. GRADED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT. Use website for second part of the packet --> http://www.collegeview.com/collegesearch/index.jsp
  • Journals due Monday (B & C block) and Tuesday (F block); 2 pages

Thursday 12/3 & Friday 12/4
Homework:
  • Complete the front page of "College Application Notes: Breakfast Club" (packet used in class for note-taking)
    • You will probably not have all the answers to each section, but you can make inferences based on what you observed about the character in the movie
  • Choose two negative traits about your character observed in the movie, then write how it can also be a positive characteristic (at least one sentence for each) --> POSTED ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM
    • EXAMPLE: Negative- Bender is always talking and often, his words are what get him in trouble. Positive- Bender is a smooth talker and when he is behaving, he is quite charming with his words.


Tuesday 12/1 & Wednesday 12/2
Homework:
  • B & C Blocks: 2 page journal entry due Thursday
  • F Block: 2 page journal entry due Friday
  • JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE NOT IN A NOTEBOOK OR IN A FOLDER








FALL TRIMESTER
Class Documents

STUDY GUIDE


ROMANTICISM PPT


RIP VAN WINKLE PPT


RIP VAN WINKLE PDF


Narrative Powerpoint: 10/5-10/7


Narrative Prompt & Planning Template: 10/6-10/7


Satire Powerpoint: 9/29-10/2




LESSONS & HOMEWORK


Thursday 11/5

Homework:
  • B Block: Quiz Corrections due tomorrow at the latest (email me to meet you)
      • Journals due tomorrow AT THE LATEST (2 pages)
      • Rip Van Winkle Plot Breakdown due Monday
      • Final paper (your story) due Monday

  • C & F Block: Quiz corrections due tomorrow
      • Journals due tomorrow (2 pages)
      • Rip Van Winkle Plot Breakdown due Monday
      • Final paper (your story) due Tuesday

Wednesday 11/4

Homework:
  • B & F Block: Answer questions on google classroom
    • On page 25, what might be the purpose of the information discussed in “NOTE.”? Why do you think this? Keep in mind what we’ve learned about Diedrich Knickerbocker (author). Write at least 3 sentences.
    • On pages 26-28, what is the purpose of the information discussed in “Postscript”? Why do you think this? (At least 3 sentences)
  • Quiz corrections due by Friday
  • Journals due on the last class period of the week foreach block
  • Final Story paper due Monday


Monday 11/2

Homework:

  • B & C Block: Read Rip Van Winkle page 22 until the end. Answer the following questions on google classroom (at least 5 sentences):
    Now that you have finished the story of Rip Van Winkle, why do you think that the story is so well known in the Romantic literature genre? What purpose do you think it served back when it was published?
  • F Block: Complete assignment on google classroom

Friday 10/30

Homework:
  • QUIZ ON MONDAY: Romanticism, grammar, vocab --> Study guide outline posted above in documents. Questions on study guide can be answered using the powerpoints above and the corresponding notes taken in class.

Wednesday 10/28, Thursday 10/29
JOURNALS WILL NOT BE DUE THIS WEEK

Homework:

  • B & C Blocks: Active reading pages 18-22. Underline/make notes in the margins for homework credit.
  • F Block (due Friday): List: 5 changes that Rip experiences/observes after he wakes up. Answer: Why do you think these changes occurred? USE GOOGLE CLASSROOM TO SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT

  • ALL BLOCKS WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON MONDAY (Romanticism, grammar, vocab)

Tuesday 10/27

Homework:
  • B & C Blocks: List: 5 changes that Rip experiences/observes after he wakes up. Answer: Why do you think these changes occurred? USE GOOGLE
CLASSROOM TO SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT
  • F Block: Read pages 11-15 of "Rip Van Winkle" - ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER: Identify the Gothic elements of the story, and identify symbolic references to America and England - graded homework

Monday 10/26

Homework:
  • B & C Blocks: Read pages 11-15 of "Rip Van Winkle" - ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER: Identify the Gothic elements of the story, and identify symbolic references to America and England - graded homework
  • F Block: Read the first 10 pages of "Rip Van Winkle" - underline/note the character traits of the main character

Friday 10/23

Homework:
  • Journals due Monday for all blocks (4 pages)
  • B & C Blocks: Read the first 10 pages of "Rip Van Winkle" - underline/note the character traits of the main character
  • F Block: Draft of short story due Monday. Should include the various sentence structures discussed in class.

Wednesday 10/21

Homework:
  • Rewrite three sentences from your story draft using the grammar learned in class. Start each sentence in a different way using A CARP PIE.
  • Journals due Monday (4 pages)

Tuesday 10/20

Homework:
  • Rewrite three sentences from your story draft using the grammar learned in class. Start each sentence in a different way using A CARP PIE.
  • Journals due Friday (4 pages) for classes that meet on Friday. Class that does not meet on Friday has journals due Monday.

FAMILY WEEKEND

Homework:
  • Journals due Friday (4 pages)

Friday 10/9

Homework:
  • Rough draft of story due Monday
    • Length: 1.5-2 pages
    • BRING HARD COPY TO CLASS

Tuesday 10/6 - Wednesday 10/7
Lesson 6: Planning Your Narrative

Homework:
  • Write 5 descriptive sentences setting the scene for your story.
  • Journal due dates:
    • B Block - Due Thursday
    • C Block - Due Thursday

Monday 10/5
Lesson 5: Composition of Narratives

Homework:
  • Read Hansel & Gretel (document found below). Write down on a separate piece of paper: details of the Exposition, Rising Actions, Climax, Falling Actions, and details of the Resolution/Conclusion.
  • Journal due dates:
    • B Block - Due Thursday
    • C Block - Due Thursday
    • F Block - Due Wednesday



Friday 10/2
Lesson 4: Dramatic Irony & Tragic Irony

Homework:
  • Think of a book or movie that has Dramatic Irony/Tragic Irony in it. Describe the backstory of the book/movie and write about the example of Dramatic/Tragic Irony in the story. Explain why this is an example of D.I./T.I. and how this helps make the audience more invested in the story. Write/type your answers on a piece of paper separate from your notes - this will be collected in class after discussion.
  • Journal due dates:
    • B Block - Due Wednesday
    • C Block - Due Thursday
    • F Block - Due Tuesday

Wednesday 9/30 - Thursday 10/1
Lesson 3: Verbal Irony vs Sarcasm, Situational Irony vs Coincidence

Homework:
  • Write 3 examples of a sarcastic statement and 3 examples of verbal irony (for a total of 6 sentences). Bring to class.
  • Buy composition notebook or other notebook specifically for journal assignment.

Tuesday 9/29
Lesson 2: History of American Literature beginnings,Introduction to Satire

Homework:

Monday 9/28
Lesson 1: Class reintroduction, Expectations

Homework:
  • Write at least 4 sentences about your learning style. How do you learn best? Do you need to see text on the board? Group work and group projects? Lecture? Worksheets? What are strategies that your past teachers have used that were most beneficial to you?
  • Purchase a composition notebook