Welcome to Mrs. Williams' Honors World Literature and Composition class!
Here's the schedule for the next three weeks:
Week 2 (August 6-10): Unit One: Cultural Conversations
August 6: Begin Unit Preview (p.4).
August 7-8: What Is Your Cultural Identity?" and “Ethnic Hash”/ Discuss voice (p. 13); H.W.: (1) Find an object that expresses your cultural identity and bring it to class with you. Make sure that it is school-apprpriate. (2) Read pp. 9-15. Annotate the following in each article: "What is Cultural Identity?" - Look for the difference between cultural identity and cultural heritage. /"Ethnic Hash" - Look for passages that indicate how she expresses her unique cultural identity. In BOTH ARTICLES, annotate words and phrases that indicate voice (i.e., formal or informal style). (3) Answer questions 1-12 and bring these to class with you.
August 9: Complete the Syntax Activity (1.4). Access: verbal_phrases_and_more.pdf
August 10: H.W.: Study the Verbal Phrases (see link to August 9) on pp. 126 and 127. Be prepared to take a Verbal Phrases Quiz on Monday.
Week 3 (August 13-17): Unit One: Connecting Cultural Identity to Theme
August 13: Take Verbal Phrases Quiz; Begin “Two Kinds”; H.W.: Answer questions 1-9 on pages 30-31 (individually). Answer question 10 on p. 32 (with your Home Group).
August 14: Read "Legal Alien" and answer questions @ end of text.
August 15: Begin “By Any Other Name” answer questions 1-11 on pp. 48-50. H.W: Parallel Structure (pp.51-52 -omit only the "Practice" at the end of p. 52).
August 16-17: Discuss "By Any Other Name" and Parallel Structure.
Week 4 (August 20-24 ): Unit One: Colliding Worlds
August 20: H.W.: (1) Read "My Mother...Quilts" on pp. 72-75. Answer questions 1-3 on pp. 74-75. (2) Review "Two Kinds" that begins on p. 21. Review conflict as well as any terms that are unfamiliar to you.
August 21: Discuss "My Mother..."; “Colliding Worlds”; H.W.: LC: Punctuation (p.68)
August 22: Begin EA #1: Cultural Identity Essay; H.W.:Begin “Two Ways to Belong”;
August 23: Begin “Indian Father’s Plea”
August 24: Continue Cultural Identity Essay; Submit Pre-writing & Complted Rough Draft to turnitin.com by 11:59 AM on Monday, August 27.
August 27: Revise and Edit draft for Style and Structure; H.W.: Read "Where Worlds Collide" and answer the questions 1-6.
August 28: Read and answer questions for "Two Ways to Belong to America"; Submit Final Draft to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.: H.W.: Read "Indian Father's Plea" and answer questions.
AUGUST 29-31: FLEX DAYS (Time to provide either enrichment or remediation, plus review for Unit One Test)
September 5: Unit One Post-Test: (access the Study Guide here: tenth_lit_springboard_study_guide_unit_1.docx )
September 6: H.W.: Read Act 1, Scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing: Much Ado About Nothing: www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/download/pdf/Ado.pdf
September 7: Homework: (1) Required: Read Act I, scenes 2-3 of MAAN; (2) Optional: Read a 1/2 page summary of Act I of MAAN and submit o Monday to remediate your quiz grade.
September 10: Homework: Read Dumas' Funny in Farsi on pp. 118-121, and answer questions 1-6.
September 13: H.W.: Read the rest of Act 3, of Much Ado About Nothing and annotate freely. Possible reading quiz tomorrow.
September 14: Discuss Dialogue and Pacing in “Kaffir Boy” and MAAN; H.W.: Read “Pick One”; Complete Language Checkpoint: Using Subordination and Coordination, pp. 134-137.
Week 8 (September 17-21): Author’s Stylebook: Description
September 17: Discuss “Pick One.” Read Act IV of MAAN; H.W.: Begin “If You Are What You Eat…” AND create your flipgrid assignment.
September 18: Discuss, “If You Are…”; Read Act V of MAAN.
September 19: Finish Act V of MAAN.
September 20: (1) Review Flipgrid; (2) Review MAAN. Access the Study Guide here: much_ado_about_nothing_study_guide.docx
September 21: (1) Take MAAN Unit Test; (2) Read and annotate elements of a graphic novel (NOTE: Access McCloud’s Understanding Comics (Chapter One). Access the pdf here: https://iteachu.uaf.edu/files/2013/10/McCloud-Understanding-Comics.pdf )
Week 9 (September 24-28): ENJOY FALL BREAK!!! HOMEWORK: (1) ACCESS YOUR FLIPGRID CODE HERE: flipgrid.com/b33cf8
(2) Read and annotate THE INTRODUCTION of a graphic novel (NOTE: Access McCloud’s Understanding Comics (INTRODUCTION). Access the pdf here: https://iteachu.uaf.edu/files/2013/10/McCloud-Understanding-Comics.pdf )
Week 10 (October 1-5): Writing the Cultural Narrative Essay & Rethinking Persona
October 1: (1) Begin Cultural Narrative Essay Assignment (2) H.W.: (1) Answer Pre-Write Questions on p. 174, or write down a brainstorm of your thoughts. (2) Read Persepolis excerpt and answer questions 1-8 on pp. 150-151..
October 2: (1) Continue Cultural Narrative Essay (2) Take Common Lit formative quiz.
October 3: (1) TP-CASTT "Woman" and "Grape..."; H.W.:(2) Begin "Hunger of Memory"; H.W.: Prepare questions for Socratic Seminar on Friday. Questions are due Thursday, Oct. 4.
October 4: (1) Continue Cultural Narrative Essay (2) Review for Socratic Seminar
October 5: (1) H.W.:Cultural Narrative Essay Due to turnitin.com (Oct. 7)
October 8: (1) Begin Hunger of Memory; H.W.: Prepare two dense questions for Socratic Seminar; see rubric for Socratic Seminar: socratic_seminar_analyticrubric.docx
October 9: (1) Begin Socratic Seminar on Hunger of Memory; H.W: Complete Socratic Reflection
October 10: NO MEETING; PSAT DAY
October 11: EARLY RELEASE
October 12: Complete Socratic Seminar; H.W.: Complete Socratic Reflection due Monday beginning of class.
Week 12 (October 15-19): Thinking about Argument: Taking a Stand on Truth and Responsibility & Creating an Argument
October 15: (1) Preview for EA #2: Writing an Argument (2) Review How to Determine Tone (3) Debate: Time to Assert/ Rough Justice H.W.: Read Ghandi's "On Civil..." and answer questions 1-4 plus Language and Writer's Craft.
October 16-19: Begin “Civil Disobedience” and discuss taking a stand on justice (Philosophical Chairs); H.W.: Read pp. 190-193: “On Surrender…” and “On Women’s Right…” (Rhetorical Appeals); answer questions 1-5.
Week 13 (October 22-26): Thinking about Argument: Taking a Stand on Truth and Responsibility & Creating an Argument
October 22: Debate: "On Women's Right..." ; H.W.: Read“One Word of Truth” and “Hope, Despair, and Memory” on pp. 203-209. Answers questions 1-6 located on pp. 203-209.
October 23:Continue and finish Debate: "On Women's Right..."; Prepare two dense questions for Socratic Seminar.
October 24: Finish Debate on American Perspectives. H.W.: For each article, cite and bring in one piece of additional evidence to support your ideas about each the PreSeminar Socratic questions found on page 209. This means that you will cite and bring in two pieces of evidence outside the text. You will turn this in at the end of class.
October 25: Socratic Seminar on "One Word of Truth" and "Hope, Despair, and Memory"; (1)Complete Socratic Seminar Reflection. (2) Access the STUDY GUIDE FOR UNIT 2 TEST: unit_2_study_guide.docx
October 26: Take Unit 2A Summative Test on Narrative Elements; H.W.: Begin "Diners Should Pay Attention..."; Issue a Call to Action. Develop Argumentative Speech.; Begin Argumentative Essay
Week 14 (October 29-November 5): Thinking about Argument: Taking a Stand on Truth and Responsibility & Creating an Argument
Monday-Tuesday: Argumentative Group Speeches
Wednesday-Friday: Argumentative Outline and Rough Draft
H.W.: Complete Argumentative Outline/Rough Draft to bring to class on Monday. Prepare to Revise Edit, and Peer Review on Monday.
Week 15 (November 5-9): Thinking about Argument: Taking a Stand on Truth and Responsibility & Creating an Argument
November 5: (1) Create a GIST statement about a partner's argument; (2) Peer Edit in class (3) Begin THINGS FALL APART CHAPTERS 1-6
H.W.: (1) COMPLETE ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY (due Monday Night, Nov. 5th, to www.turnitin.com); (2) Read and annotate Chapters 1-3 of THINGS FALL APART. The reading assignment is due by beginning of class on Wednesday. Possible reading quiz on Wednesday.
November 6: ELECTION DAY STUDENT HOLIDAY.
November 7: (1)Preview Unit #3 Assessment and (2) Discuss THINGS FALL APART. (3) Possible reading quiz. (4) Begin research assignment: Selecting a topic and finding sources in Media Center. H.W.: Finish the TFA Tiered Assignments; due @ beginning of class on Thursday.
November 8: Select a topic and find sources. H.W.; Work on completing Preliminary Framework: pre_and_post-colonial_research_preliminary_framework_2018.docx
November 9: Select a topic and find sources. H.W.: Complete Preliminary Framework and submit to turnitin.com - due November 11 @ 11:59 to www.turnitin.com.
UNIT 2B TEST STUDY GUIDE: TEST TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 30: summative_exam_2b_study_guide.docx
November 26: (1) Gathering Evidence Pre and Post-Colonial Research Assignment. (2) Reference APA Style in Problem-Solving H.W.: Read through sources and begin taking notes.
November 27: (1) Gathering Evidence Pre and Post-Colonial Research Assignment. (2) Reference APA Style in Problem-Solving H.W.: (1) Read through sources and continue taking notes. (2) Develop a dense question for TFA Socratic Seminar.
November 28: (1) Gathering Evidence Pre and Post-Colonial Research Assignment. (2) Read through sources and continue taking notes.
November 29: (1) Gathering Evidence Pre and Post-Colonial Research Assignment. (2) Read through sources and continue taking notes. (3) Study for Argumentative Test on Friday (Access the study guide above ... see 2B Test Study Guide).
November 30: Argumentative Test. H.W.: Gathering Evidence Assignment (aka 20 Notecard Assignment); Due @11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com on December 1st.
DECEMBER 1ST: Gathering Evidence Assignment (aka 20 Notecard Assignment); Due @11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com on December 1st.
December 3: (1) Begin Formal Outline in APA (2) Read Chapters 12-15 of Things Fall Apart; H.W..: (1) Work on outline; Due Wednesday @ 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com. Study novel for possible reading quiz.
December 4: (1) Continue Formal Outline in APA (2) Read Chapters 16-19 of Things Fall Apart; H.W..: (1) Work on outline; Due Wednesday @ 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com. Study novel for possible reading quiz.
December 5: (1) Read Chapters 20-22 of Things Fall Apart; H.W..: (1) Submit APA Outline; Due Wednesday @ 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com. Study novel for possible reading quiz.
December 6: (1) Begin drafting Research Paper; (2) Review TFA Chapters 1-22; H.W.: Study for TFA Test on Friday.
December 7: (1) Take TFA test; (2) Continue drafting; confer with Mrs. Williams about draft.
*FINAL DRAFT OF RESEARCH PAPER DUE TO TURNITIN.COM ON DECEMBER 10TH @11:59 P.M.
*TAKE SGM BENCHMARK TEST ON DECEMBER 11TH