Fiction and Drama Honors: This is a fast paced high-level course. Students
will read and study a variety of short fiction and drama, analyzing the
structure and form as well as character, theme, tone, and diction. A high
level of reading comprehension is expected. Students will be expected to
complete readings each night along with written responses to the text.
Students will have the opportunity to write in a variety of genres, including
a major analysis.
It is expected that students bring the current reading assignment,
text,notebook, and a pen to class each day. Participation is vital to useful
and meaningful discussion. Written responses will vary in length from
homework questions and short answer quizzes to more lengthy projects and
Home work will be recorded here in hopes of keeping absent students up to
date on missed assignments and for verification. It is not meant to be the
sole reference for homework announced in class. It is expected that the
classroom will be the primary site and time to record the assignments.
For 8/30- Read and answer the hand out of questions for "Godfather Death"
For Tuesday September 4- Read " The A &P" and answer the questions in ink.
For Friday 9/7- Find quotes from " A Rose for emily" which identify the
narrator. Who is he? Whom does he speak for? What are his biases and
attidudes about Emily and her life? Is he reliable? Experiment with posting
your work on google docs and sharing with your partners from today. Comment
on one another's findings.
For 9/10 Read " The Tell Tale Heart" and answer the questions in pen. We will
review some of today's timelines I missed and we will see " A Rose for Emily"
9/11 Gather information about the narrator and write a bio giving all
information learned about him-types, font 12, double spaced, due on Thursday.
9/12-Biography of "Sonny's Blues" narrator due on Thursday. Begin reading "
Why I Live at the P.O.
9/19 partner story for point of view due
9/21 read Act I, scene ii and answer the question
9/13 answer the questions for "Why I Live at the P.O"un
9/18- Make an effort to collaborate with your partner on your point of view
story, using google docs.
9/27- Make sure you have read and answered all the questions for Act I of The
Merchant of Venice.
10/9- Act III scenes i and ii read and answer the questions.
10/12 Act IV scene I read and answer the questions.
10/15 Act V- Read over. We will do the questions in class.
10/16 Act V read and answer questions.
10/17 Finish the play questions. Thuink about the major ideas the play
addresses. Test on whole play next Tuesday.
10/22- TEST IS RESCHEDULED for WEDNESDAY- October 24th. Be ready to discuss
your choice for your essay. Please bring your short story books with you to
10/24 Bring your short story book to class. We will be beginning with "The
Jilting of Granny Weatherall" in the character section 3- p.77.
Please email me your essay choice and give me some idea of what your thesis
will be as well as generally what you will use from the play to support this
10/25 read "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" and answer the questions
10/ 29 PAPERS DUE WEDNESDAY! SPREAD THE WORD
10/31 papers due tomorrow because of weather. Also read and answer questions
for "Every day Use"
11/1 Quiz on Every Day Use." Read and answer questions on "Gimpel the Fool"
11/5 " Gimpel the Fool" paragraph supporting his being a fool or not. Use
support from the story
with parenthetical documentation.
11/7 Read the first part of Act I in Death of a Salesman( In the blue-soft
covered book-up to page 37 where the stage direction says " woman laughs" and
up to page 24 in the hardcovered green book "woman laughs". Answer ON A
SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER questions 1-15 from the study quide.
11/8 Finish reading Act I in Death of a Salesman and answer the rest of the
questions for the Act ( 16-29).
11/9 Act II to page 86 where the direction is "Biff, in his high school
sweater..."so in the hardcover book that may be around page 98?
11/15- Finish reading Act II of the play and answer the questions.
11/16 Make sure you have completed reading and answer the questions for Death
of a Salesman. We will be having a quiz on Act II.
11/20 Read " The storm" and answer the questions. Test on Death of a Salesman
on Friday, 30th. Papers due on Tuesday, December 4th.
11/26 Read " To Build a fire" and answer the questions.
11/27 Finish your knowledge vs instinct sheet. Make sure you understand what
happens in the story.
11/29 TEST on DEATH OF A SALESMAN. essay due on Tuesday, 12/4.
12/4 Please make sure you have finished the questions for " A Pair of
Tickets". You need to collaborate with your partner on which project you and
he/she will create. It will be advantageous to decide what you want to do and
then divide the story up selecting out quotes to incorporate in your product.
12/5 Read " A Clean Well-Lighted Place" by Hemingway. Answer all the
questions. Know this story!!!
12/6 Review " A Clean Well lighted Place" and make sure you have answered the
questions. Finish choosing the stylistic characteristics for the sample
authors given in class today. We will review them.
12/7 Read " Barn Burning" study notes and characteristics of style of 5
authors for test on Tuesday. You will need to be able to give all 6 elements
of style and the definition ( virtually the notes) and then you will need to
identify new passages by the same authors utilizing 2 elements of their style.
The names will be provided.
12/10 Study the style notes definition and 6 elements along with their
definitions and examples.
Review the characteristics of the five authors we reviewed in class. You need
to have 2 elements
b,y which you can identify an author. You will be asked to match up an
excerpt with an author and
give two elements that you find in the excerpt that let you identify that
12/11 Use this time to gather materials and quotations for your "A Pair of
Tickets" project.It is due on Friday.
12/13 "A Pair of Tickets" project.
12/18 read "the Lottery" answer the questions...quiz
1/4/13 finish reading act 2 of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and answer the questions.
Remember your choice story card reports are due on Wednesday!
1/7/13 read ACT 3 and answer the questions.
1/8/13 answer all the questions for act 3. Choice story card report due.