Quarter 4

Spring Break: April 4-9 No School

April 10

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - if you don't have the text at home - access it here -->
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/midsummer/full.html

Midsummer Night's Dream Act 2: We discussed the concept of the 5-Man Band and Comedy Archetypes
Handouts from class: (Article, worksheet, and homework are in this document)

Homework: Read Act 2 and finish Act 2 Questions

April 11/12

Discussed the use of and effect of dramatic irony as a comedic device.

Homework: Read Act 3 and finish Act 3 Questions

April 13/16

Discuss High Brow and Low Brow humor - watched examples and discussed comedic devices that worked best with each type of humor. We also found examples of each in the play. Fill out this worksheet:

Homework: Finish reading the play and finish Act 4 & 5 questions

April 17/18

Discuss the concept of a play-within-a-play that Shakespeare demonstrates in Act 5. What does watching one type of humor watching another type of humor add to the overall experience of the play?

Homework: Study for Test

April 19/20

MSND TEST

Assigned ESSAY: Rubric:

DUE ON MAY 7(Aday)/MAY 8(Bday)

Homework: Come up with a thesis for the MSND analytical essay!

April 23/24

Took notes on poetic structure: Foot, Meter, Rhyme, Stanza

Homework: Write an original poem with 2 quatrains OR 4 rhyming couplets. You get to choose the meter/rhyme scheme. Please scan your poem and answer the reflection questions. Due next class!

April 25/26

Students were able to analyze sonnets. Students looked at many different examples and discussed form, content, and function of the sonnets. Students wrote their own original sonnets.

Homework: Write an original Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet (14 lines, following rhyme scheme and meter of sonnets)

April 27/30

Students learned about the form and content of an ode. By the end of class students answer the following questions: What poetic and literary devices are used by poets in order to elevate the importance of common, everyday things? What were the similarities and differences between the odes we read? What is the effect of the poetic devices? Which are most effective? least effective?

Students also took notes on the following poetic devices: (find definitions at this website:
Assonance http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/assonance.html
Consonance http://www.sterlingschools.org/shs/stf/jbarnh/poetry/eop14.htm
Alliteration http://www.sterlingschools.org/shs/stf/jbarnh/poetry/eop14.htm
Apostrophe http://www.examples-help.org.uk/apostrophe.htm
Caesura http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/glossaryItem.do?id=8065
Enjambment

Homework: Write an original ode. 20 lines.Carefully consider the use of 4 poetic devices and explain your intended effect on the poetry reflection sheets.



May1/2 Service Learning Project work day

Poetry Portfolio Rubric
Poetry Test Study Guide

May 3/4

Sub Work
Narrative Poetry Day
Homework: Write a narrative poem that is 30 lines long, includes metonymy. You may write in verse or in free verse.

Study for the test next class.

May 7/8 MSND ESSAY DUE, Poetry Portfolio Due, Poetry Test

Poetry Test

Assigned text for final unit. Find all documents here:


May 9/10

American Literature Unit Group/Author Background

May 11/14

America Literature Unit Group/Reading


May 15/16

GS English classes received summer work!
Pre-IB students listened to a presentation by Ms. Childs about IB English

May 17/18

Begin work on presentations.

May 21/22/23 HSAs 3 hour late start for non-testers. ALL GS STUDENTS TAKE ENGLISH HSA ON 5/29 in the AM


May 21, 22, 23: English

WORK ON PRESENTATIONS

May 21: Class Schedule: 3A, 1A
May 22: Class Schedule: 3B, 1B
May 23: Class Schedule: 4A, 2A
MAY 23 IS THE LAST DAY FOR PRESENTATION SIGN UP! BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR NAME UP FOR A PRESENTATION TIME BY THIS DAY!

May 24 (Regular B Day)

Presentation BEGIN

May 25 (A DAY)

Presentations

May 29 HSA FOR ALL ENGLISH GS 10 STUDENTS


May 30 (A DAY)

MAY 31 (B DAY) Benchmark Review Day

June 1 (A DAY) Benchmark Review Day

June 4 Benchmark Tests

Attention students who missed their presentation time:

If you need to make up your presentation (due to absence or other reason) the last available time will be Friday morning, June 8, before school begins. We will take appointments on a first come, first serve basis. Please schedule early as space is limited. Any presentation not made up by that time will result in a 0 on the project

June 5 Benchmark Tests

Attention students who missed their presentation time:

If you need to make up your presentation (due to absence or other reason) the last available time will be Friday morning, June 8, before school begins. We will take appointments on a first come, first serve basis. Please schedule early as space is limited. Any presentation not made up by that time will result in a 0 on the project

June 6

Attention students who missed their presentation time:

If you need to make up your presentation (due to absence or other reason) the last available time will be Friday morning, June 8, before school begins. We will take appointments on a first come, first serve basis. Please schedule early as space is limited. Any presentation not made up by that time will result in a 0 on the project

June 7 (regular A Day)

Attention students who missed their presentation time:

If you need to make up your presentation (due to absence or other reason) the last available time will be Friday morning, June 8, before school begins. We will take appointments on a first come, first serve basis. Please schedule early as space is limited. Any presentation not made up by that time will result in a 0 on the project

Class Schedule:
1A-Review
2A EXAM
3A Review
4A EXAM

June 8 (3 hr Late start)

Attention students who missed their presentation time:

If you need to make up your presentation (due to absence or other reason) the last available time will be Friday morning, June 8, before school begins. We will take appointments on a first come, first serve basis. Please schedule early as space is limited. Any presentation not made up by that time will result in a 0 on the project

4B EXAM
2B EXAM -

June 11

3A EXAM
1A EXAM

June 12

3B EXAM
1B EXAM