Mr. William Kuhl
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Jr. Eng. III - Track 3 class
British Literature-Period 4.
William J. Kuhl
Monday, September 14, 2009.
Opening of School Liturgy during Homeroom.
Distribution of text books, papers, SAT book, Fill out information papers. Homework: Please go to my home page and click the British Flag logo.Please read the assignment (Reading #1) and if you so desire, take notes on index cards. Due Thursday, 9-17-09.
Reading assignment deals with Anglo-Saxons from the Germanic areas of Europe, the Celts dispersion into Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the role of the Romans during this period.
***** Check out the rest of the week for homework assignments *****
Tuesday, 9-15-09. # 1 Schedule.
Back to school night for parents.
We will watch a brief excerpt of a movie concerning as very famous British poem and discusss how it relates to you. Have you completed your reading assignment?
No formal classes. In-Service for teachers.
Short test on your reading assignment. Discussion of your reading assignment. Make sure you take notes in your copybook. **** If time permits, we will read the hand out notes entitled Beowulf. We will discuss the following items : definition of an Epic poem, role of Christianity and paganism in the poem, revenge, wergild, wyrd, role of a Mead Hall?materialism, a person's reputation and his/her success as to how it was measured, how success was gained, loyalty,responsibilities of a warrior and those of a king, symbolic meaning of the moster's lair (den), examples of Beowulf symbolizing good and Grendel being evil, the important aspects of the Anglo-Saxon religion, its dark and fatalistic qualities, the meaning and importance of a Bard and a Scop, and various literary terms that are used in Beowulf. We will also include the work's themes, motifs, and symbols.
If there is not enough time, please read the hand out notes entitled Beowulf and we will discuss these items on Friday.
Finish up on any of the above items that were not discussed/explained.
Please start reading the Epic Poem "Beowulf" and fill in the Chrono-Log. You will have to complete the chrono-log and hand it in on Wednesday 9/23/09.
We will review items/ideas that are a part of Beowulf. These items are the main ideas of the poem. A list of these items can be found in Thursday's lesson plan 9-17-09. Make sure the chrono-log is completed by Wednesday 9-23-09.
Finish up on the main ideas of Beowulf. ( see items in Thursday's plan).
There is the possibility of having a short test on the chrono-log at the beginning of class.
We will work on the chrono-log of Beowulf. We will also add a few more items on the chrono-log.
The chrono-log will be checked for a homework grade.
If we finish all material, we will watch a section of the movie Beowulf.
There will be a major test on Beowulf - Monday 9-28-09.
We will analyze Beowulf notes and then watch the rest of the movie Beowulf.
Monday, September 28, 2009.
Major test on Beowulf today.
Introduction to creating a bibliography and an annotated bibliography. You must pick at least 6 categories from the list. The list is: Baseball, Shakespeare, Canterbury Tales, Halloween, Christmas,Titanic, Ben Franklin, Civil War, Immigration, Education.
You need to create a bibliography with at least six sources from the ten different categories listed above. Three must be real books or magazines. The other three can come from the internet. Please make sure you bring to class the papers I gave you in the beginning of the year. You will need them. I will also explain to you what makes a good source and what doesn't. This assignment must be typed, 12 font, in times-Roman style. You will also need to produce an annotated bibliography. Make sure you bring to class one of your summer reading books. Due date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2009.
Distribution of special paper entitled Tactics for the Sentence Completion Section of the PSAT /SAT we will review these tactics and the special words that you will need to know. Please make sure you bring your SAT vocabulary book to class.
Distribution of an exercise on sentence completion. Please complete this assignment for homework and we will go over it on Friday.
Thursday, October 1, 2009.
No formal classes since today is the Feast of Saint Therese of the Little Flower
Friday, October 2, 2009.
We will review your homework on the Sentence completion assignment.
Monday, October 5, 2009.
Special assignment on SAT sentence completion. Please complete for homework.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
We will review your answers on the SAT practice test.
We will read an article concerning a very old piece of English writing that involves the writer known as "Venerable Bede." This reading assignment is reading # 3. It can be found on my web page. Click on the British Flag logo.
Wednesday. October 7, 2009.
1. Collection of bibliography (6 entrees).
2. Collection of your annotated bibliography (one entry).
We will review your reading of the Venerable Bede ( see Tuesday, Oct. 6 for directions). Why not print the notes out and bring them to class?
We will read the poem "The Wanderer." It is a classic elegiac poem. It can be found in your text book on pages 53 to 56.
Thursday, October 8, 2009.
We will review the poem "The Wanderer." Please note that the poem is called "The Wanderer" because the warrior wanders aimlessly about. He has lost his lord/master, his castle, maybe his horse, and or mead hall. He has nothing left.
Test on The Venerable Bede and The Wanderer tomorrow. The test on "The Wanderer" will focus on LINES 80 to 103. See page 56 of your text book.
Friday October 9, 2009.
Test on The Venerable Bede and The Wanderer.
Homework: Due Monday ... In your black literature book read the top of page 79. The first line reads Another popular poetic form was the ballad, etc. Read the two paragraphs. Now turn to page 82 and 83 of your text book and read more about the Ballad. I would suggest you take notes since this is a reading assignment and I can give you a test on a reading assignment. Index cards ready?
Monday, October 12, 2009.
We will review your homework assignment that is listed above. Further explanations will be given. Possible test on homework reading assignment.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
We will review a ballad. It is not a British ballad, but it is an American ballad. I will present it to you in the same manner that it was first presented to people. Homework assignment due Thursday. Please check back for detailed information since I need to check which ballads are in whivh books ( the green book or the black book).
Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
No formal classes. The PSAT Test will be given to all students.
Thursday, October 15, 2009.
We will work on a few old Englsih, Irish, Scottish ballads and analyze them. These ballads are in your black text book.
Friday, October 16, 2009.
We will finish our work on ballads today. Need to tie up any loose ends. If all is completed before this day, we will have a test on ballads. If we need to still work on ballads we will have our test on Monday, October 19th, 2009.
Monday, October 19, 2009.
Test on Ballads. You will be given questions to the material that has been taught and you will be required to analyze new ballads and apply what you have leaned to them.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009.
\ Distribution of Canterbury Tales material and book. we will start our analysis on the tales today.
We will read and analyze material from the set of notes entitled Pilgrims, Saints, and Miracles. While we are doing this, you are to read the prologue to Canterbury Tales and answer the worksheet questions.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
Some of you will be on a school trip to the Renaissane Fair. We will work on the worksheets concerning the Prologue to Canterbury Tales.
Thursday, October 22, 2009.
We will work on the set of questions in the worksheet for Canterbury Tales.
Friday, October 23, 2009.
We will work on the introduction to Canterbury Tales. ( Pilgrims, Saints, and Miracles).
Monday. October 26th, 2009.
You need to know the answers to these questions when you walk into class Tuesday morning. Write them out and hand them in to your teacher tomorrow. Definition. of a pigrimage, the Saint in this poem, the king discussed in your notes,definition of civil court, ecclesiastical court, conventional clothing of a pilgrim, what everyone did on the trip, best time of the year to go on a pilgrimage, give (religious reason), give the secular ( non-religious reason) why you go on a pilgrimage, definition of being cloistered, who were cloistered members of the clergy, definition of sarcasm, there are 3 major classes, name the three classes and what each one is about, who is in each class, where do people live in the cities, farms, give percentages, who are the laity, what does secular mean, who is in the secular world, definition of clerical, who is in the clerical world, who is in the ecclesiastical world, what does Canterbury Cathedral have that people took from the place, and special inscription? what is Chaucer's role in ghe pilgrimage, Chaucer tries to satirize who? the highest person in rank on the whole trip, who are regular priest, who are secular priest, how many pilgrims mentioned, how many stories told by each, total number of stories, Definition of a Frame story, official language of England and the government, language of the people, a wine-makes would be a member of what class? what class for the knight, what class for the plowman, what class would a candle maker be in, how about a Bishop, how about a serf.? .........
We will complete all material from the set of notes entitled " Pilgrims, Saints, and Miracles." Make sure you study because there will be a short test on pages 1-2-3-4. (Tomorrow). Check out the questions above.Make sure you are reading the prologue to Canterbury Tales and answering the questions in your worksheet that is entitled "Characters of Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. All questions to be completed by Thursday. By the way, questions #26. should read: A friar is a follower of the ideas established by what great saint?
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009.
35 question test on pages 1-2-3-4 of "Pilgrims, Saints, and Miracles"
Are you working on your worsheets concerning the characters. There are 79 questions. They need not be answered in complete sentences. This work is due Thursday, October 28th, 2009.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009.
No formal classes. Teacher In-Service-Day.
Thursday, Ocotber 29, 2009.
1. Check on your major assignment of 79 questions. You will get a grade.
2. We will review the questions at a rather quick pace.
Friday, October 30th, 2009.
Review of worksheet questions.
Monday. November 2, 2009.
1. Review and analyze the characters and lines from Canterbury Tales.
2. Test this Thursday on Canterbury Tales.
Tuesday. November 3, 2009.
1. Review and analyze lines and characters from Canterbury Tales.
2. Test on Canterbury Tales this Thursday.
Wednesday. November 4, 2009.
1. Review and analyze lines and characters from Canterbury Tales.
2. Test on Canterbury Tales this Thursday.
Thursday. November 5, 2009.
Test on lines and characters of Canterbury Tales.
Friday. November 6, 2009.
Essay writing. How to answer a one paragraph essay will be covered. Be prepared to take notes and do some essay writing.
Monday. November 9, 2009.
Same as Friday. We will work on writing the one paragraph essay.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009.
Essay topic will be presented to you in class. We will also review the 25 Commandments of writing that were given to you in the beginning of the year.
Essay is due Tuesday, november 17th, 2009. This essay will count as a major grade.
Wedneday, Novemner11, 2009.
We will continue our work on The 25 Commandments of Writing.
Thursday, November 12, 2009.
We will work on the 25 Commandments of Writing.
Topic for your essay will be given. Due date is Tuesday, November 17th, 2009.
Friday. Novemner 13, 2009.
Tie up any loose ends concerning the essay.----- Distribution of Arthurian Legend material and Medieval Romance Literature material. Introduction given.
Monday, November 16, 2009.
We will review the set of notes concerning the differences between the historical and the legend of King Arthur. We will also review the set of notes describing the medieval romance. We will also review the philosophies of thetwo main writers of Arthurian literature.
Do not forget your essay tomorrow.....please attach your index card to the back of your essay.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Do not forget the money for the purchasing of The Twelfth Night.
1. Collection of your essay.
2. Finish review on notes concerning Arthur and Medieval Romances.
3. Start explanation of the Family Tree of Arthur.
Homework: please make sure you read the short story entitled Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. This short story was given to you with other notes concerning Arthur. Please look up the following words and add them to your story papers. Define the following: abbess, scabbard, cantering, bellow, distress,steward, melancholy, grotesque, scarlet, chamber, quest.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
Finish explanation of the Family Tree of Arthur. If time permits. short movie on this topic.
Thursday, November 19, 2009.
No formal classes. 8th Grade Visitation and Registration Day/Night.
Friday. November 20, 2009.
Possible movie clip on Birth of Arthur.
Review and analysis of short story Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Plotting of the story will be done.
Monday, November 23, 2009.
If you still want to purchase the Shakespeare book I can take money up to Tuesday. I was just informed of this.
When you come to class make sure you have read the story Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Make sure you know the vocabulary words that have been lised for you. When you read the story highlight the parts of the story that are referenced on the first page of notes entitled Arthur. For example, in your set of notes that you filled in, there is mention of people involved. You wrote nobility, royalty, not commoners. Now hightlight where this idea is presented to you in the story. Now, highlight all the references in the story that pertain to all of the notes you filled in. Every note that you completed, you should be able to find in the story. Highlight these lines.
Tuesday, Novemner 24, 2009.
We will complete the work on Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. We will also review the different parts of a story and how they relate to this short story. ( Exposition - Inciting Incident - Rising Action - Climax - Falling Action - Resolution or Comedy Situational Tragedy/ Personal Tragedy.)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Spirit Day at Little Flower.
Thursday, November 26, 2009. Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2009. School Holiday.
Monday November 30th. 2009.
We will continue to analyze our story Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady.
There will be a test on the short story Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady on Wednesday.
Tuesday, December 1st. 2009.
We will distribute your new novel to read. It is quite short. It's entitled A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is rather interesting that the story is not so much about Christmas as it is a social criticism about English society at that time. I will also explain the extra credit projects to you concerning A Christmas Carol.
Do not forget about your test on Wednesday, Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady. Make sure you know the vocabulary words that are listed for that story.
We will finish up our work on Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady.
We will also start on the educational process of Arthur by Merlin.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009.
Test on Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009.
We will analyze the educational process of Arthur by Merlin.
Are you reading your novel A Christmas Carol? You will have a major essay on this piece of literature.
Friday, December 4, 2009.
We will finish up on the education of Arthur.
Please read message below. Make sure you print out a copy of assignment # 4
and assignment # 5. Special assignment due December 18th, 2009.
Please click on the Logo for Projects /reading Assignments. Scroll down until you reach assignment # 4. It is about A Christmas Carol. Please read this assignment and make sure you mark your book with book marks as to where there are social problems mentioned in the novel.
Would you now please continue reading assignment # 5 concerning A Christmas Carol. A special writing assignment is required of you. In order to do this you need to have finished reading A Christmas Carol.
Monday, December 7, 2009.
December the 7th, 1941 is a day which will live in infamy. The United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Many men and women were killed. This attack brought the United States into World War II. Let us remember those who have died for their country on this day and those who died in World War II.
Class work: We finish up with Author with a short movie on the death of King Arthur and the destruction of Camelot. Test on all the material of Arthur - Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Material on the test: Notes on papers marked Arthur, the family tree and events, the education of Arthur, Arthur's death.
Are you reading and working on your next assignment A Christmas Carol?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009.
Holyday of Obligation - Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
Test on the material concerning Arthur.
Thursday, December 10, 2009.
Introduction to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickes
Friday, December 11, 2009.
1. Collection of question/answers concerning A Christmas Carol.
2. Brief test on A Christmas Carol. Test designed to see if you read the short novel..
Do not forget the other writing assignment you have for A Christmas Carol that is due
December the 18th, 2009.
Monday, December 14, 2009.
No formal classes held.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
You should have already down loaded and printed out special assignment # 4 and special assignment # 5. Both can be found on this web site by clicking the British flag logo.
Special assignment distributed to you. Assignment concerns events in A Christmas Carol, which part of the story each belongs, and where it belongs.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009.
We will finish up our review of the different ghost in the novel, their symbolism and purpose.
We will also analyze the other notes that are in the introductory set of notes I gave you.
Thursday, December 17, 2009.
Finish up on the rest of the notes in the intorductory set and we will go over the asignment that you did on Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
Friday, December 18th 2009.
Collection of work from special assignment # 5 concerning A Christmas Carol. Questions were asked of you concerning different aspects of the story. These questions appeared at the end of various paragraphs in special assignment # 5.
Finish up on the assignment concerning plotting of events from A Christmas Carol/
Monday, December 21st, 2009.
No school due to snow storm.
Tuesday, December 22nd. 2009.
We will finish up on A Christmas Carol (the movie) we will skip the visitation from the Ghost of Christmas Present and go to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Let's hope we finish it.
Wednesday, December 23rd. 2009.
Very short classes. If we do not finish the movie, perhaps we can watch the ending since it is rather dramatic. Make sure you check out this web sight before school starts. There will be a homework assignment due over the Christmas break thsat involves A Christmas Carol. Make sure you bring home all your papers on A Christmas Carol and the novel itself for the assignment.
Monday, January 4th, 2010.
1. Put things in order. Return material, collect material that individuals did not hand in.
2. Special assignment concerning A Christmas Carol. WE WILL DO ONE IN CLASS.
3. Now for each social problem, you need to give me a situation/example from the story and explain how the situation proves that social problem does exist.
Social problem # 1 _________________________________________.
Situation/Example from story that implies your social problem __________________________
Explanation as to how your situation/example proves the social problem does exist. _______________
Social Problem # 2. ___________________________________________________
Situation/Example from story that implies your social problem ____________________________
Explanation as to how your situation/example proves the social problem does exist. ________
Social problem # 3, _______________________________________________________
Situation/Example from story that implies your social problem. _______________________
Explanation as to how your situation/example proves the social problem does exist. _________
Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
We will continue to work on this assignment in order to refine your writing.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010.
1. Collection of assignment.
2. Distribution of Take home test on A Christmas Carol. Must be handed in before homeroom on Thursday morning in classroom. If late 20 point deduction. IF you are late for school, come to my room and give me your test and show me your late pass.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010.
Collection of Take home test before homeroom
Review of material from take home test for the Grand Final Test on A Christmas Carol on Friday.
Friday, January 8th, 2010.
Grand Final Test on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Monday, January 11, 2010.
Short classes because of Middle States Evaluation meeting.
Request: I want you to click on the homework assignment logo for period number 7. Now scroll down until you reach fridau, January 15, 2010. There is a lot of typed notes concerning Italian and Shakespearean sonnets. Please read all of these notes and print a copy out for yourself so that you do not have to take any notes in class. this will save us a lot of time and save you from writing a lot of notes.
We will analyze Italian / Petrarchian sonnets and thier characteristics. Please bring to class your English text book as you will need it. You will need to take notes concerning each sonnet as to what it means and to what it refers.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
Same as above.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
Same as above.
Thursday, January 14, 2010.
Same as above
Friday, January 15, 2010.
Introduction to Shakespearean Sonnets.. Please note that the structure is quite different than the Petrarchian sonnets. Do you have the set of notes that I told you to print out?
Monday, January 18, 2010.
Please go to the logo entitled Newsflash and scroll down to get information concerning your examination. Please read / study material for your examination.
No formal classes held today. Holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Homework: Make sure you read Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night. Due date is Tuesday, February the 2nd, 2010. Test on that day to see if you read the play.
Tuesday, January 19.
We will analyze Shakespeare sonnets. Are you reading The Twelfth Night?
Wednesday, Janaury 20, 2010.
We will analyze Shakespeare sonnets Are you reading The Twelfth Night?
Thursday, January 21, 2010.
We will review Shakespeare sonnets and re-inforce the differences with Petrarchan sonnets. Are you reading The Twelfth Night. Due date, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010.
Friday, Janaury 22, 2010.
Review for examiantion.
Monday, Jan 25 ..........................Exams.
Tuesday, Jan. 26 .........................Exams
Wednesday, Jan. 27.....................Exams
Second Semester January - June 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010.
Distribution of William Shakespeare material
Introduction to William Shakespeare, life, times, etc.
Friday, January 29, 2010.
Introduction to Shakespeare's life, times, etc.
Monday, February 1, 2010.
No school. Special day for all teachers at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
After checking the calender, there is the possibility that we will have class in the computer center to take a special reading test. It seems that all juniors are required to take this test. Please report to class first and then we will go to the computer room. Those who were not in school on Friday, need to show me your homework concerning the wives of Henry VIII.
Homework: due Thursday February 4, 2010.
List all the characters of Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night and in two - three sentences explain who they are
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010.
1. We will continue to work on our Shakespeare papers.
Thursday, February 4, 2010.
1. Collection of homework: List of characters in The Twelfth Night and an explanation as to who they are.
2. We will work on our analysis of the papers concerning Willliam Shakespeare by watching a short video concerning the production of a real Shakespeare play in a rebuilt Globe Theatre.
Friday, February 5th, 2010.
SAT test: sentence completion and reading comprehension sections.
Monday, February 8, 2010. NO SCHOOL >>>>>SNOW
If there is school and at this moment in time, I believe there will be school, we will have our test on the papers concerning William Shakespeare, etc. There are 31 questions.
Well it seems I was wrong. No school today. So everything gets pushed back one day.
Various homework assignments will be given during the week. I will provide you with the worksheets to do the assignments. All of them are on The Twelfth Night.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010.
There will be a power point presentation on your practice SAT test. This presentation will focus on the reading comprehension section of the test.
Because of the snow we took a 31 question test on the papers concerning William Shakespeare, his plays, theatre, and the time period.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010. NO SCHOOL .....SNOW
Test on the Twelfth Night. This test is to see if you actually read the play. There are 75 questions. You need to do any 60 that you want to get a perfect score of 60 points out of 60. Please note that the reason for this method of testing is to see if you actually read the play and have a reasonable understanding ot it.
Thursday, February 11, 2010. NO SCHOOL .....SNOW
Analysis of two important concepts in the play: the purpose of the fool (Feste)in a Shakespeare comedy and that there are certain assumptions a viewer must accept concerning relationships between the characters in a comedy. Please go to Projects/Reading Assignments for these notes. It is under Assignment # 7. Please print out this reading assignment, read and study it.
Friday, February 12, 2010. NO SCHOOL .....SNOW
Analysis of the SAT test that you took.
Monday, February 15, 2010. NO SCHOOL.....PRESIDENTS' DAY
Tuesday, February 16, 2010.
1. Make sure you click on the British Flag Logo ( Projects / Reading assignments) and print out assignment # 7. It concerns certain aspects that a reader must assume in order to understand a Shakespeare comedy. It focuses on the purpose of the fool in the play and relationships between people in a comedy.
2. Collection of two homeworks on The Twelfth Night.
3. Test on The Twelfth Night. You can do any 60 questions you want.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Ash Wednesday.....First Day of Lent
We will review the notes you printed out (Assignment # 7) concerning the fool and relationships.
Thursday, February 18, 2010.
Analysis of themes, motifs, and symbols in The Twelfth Night.
Homework: Go to the British Flag logo (Projects/ Reading Assignments) and print out assignment # 8. This is a special research project that will count as a major, major test. Going to the library will be required. Bring the papers to class tomorrow (Friday) as this will constitute a homework assignment.
Friday, February 19, 2010.
a. We will work on assignment # 8. It is a research and writing project concerning William Shakespeare and the many aspects of his times.
Monday, February 22, 2010.
SAT Work. We will have a power point presentation on the SAT Reading Comprehension section of the SAT Test. Make sure you bring to class your SAT / Vocabulary book and the practice SAT test that I gave you.
Deadline Date: March 1st, 2010 for research notes on loose leaf paper. Need to hand in 4 pages of notes with bibliography information on the top of the page.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010.
Finish up the SAT power point presentation ( if necessary).
I will furnish you with the answers for the practice SAT test I gave you. Please check the logo that reads SAT Vocabulary / SAT News. The answers will be there by Monday evening.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
I realize that it is going to be a short schedule, but I will try to make an appointment for you in the library so that you can do some of your research for your project.
Homework assignment: This assignment is due Friday, February 26, 2010. You will need your SAT Vocabulary Book. Please do pages- 89-90, then read pages129-130 and then do questions on page 131.
Thursday, February 25, 2010.
Guidance Department presentation concerning college, etc.
Friday, February 26, 2010.
We will review the answers to your SAT Homework assignment and we will work on the necessary requirements to write an SAT essay.
March 1, 2010.
Congratulations to the LF Bowling Team for winning the Catholic League Championship for the third time in a row.
Any papers, tests, etc, have been marked and recorded. All will be returned.
First Deadline is coming: Wednesday, March the 3rd. You need to hand in the 4 pages of research for your Shakespeare project. Material will be collected on an individual basis.
Since we have had so many snow days, we will need to combine various lessons.
a. Make sure you bring in your practice SAT test I gave you. Pleae make sure you know how many you got correct and how many you got wrong. I will then help you determine how you figure out your SAT score
b. We need to review the SAT material assignment that is in your SAT Vocabulary/Practice book.
Make sure you bring in both the SAT practice test that you got a week and a half ago and your SAT book so that we can work on them.
c. We will also work on the SAT essay and how to set it up. We will do a practice one in class. In writing the opening paragraph you need to write the intoduction and include your thesis statement in it. This thesis statement should be the last sentence in your introduction. The thesis statement must include the three (3) agruments/ ideas you intend to use to prove your thesis. Alaways put the most important one first. Then you have to write the rest of your essay. Total: about 5 paragraphs.
In proving your thesis, you are permitted to use any ideas, people, incidents, situations from any book, magazine, essay, short story, TV show, music (song), almost anything you can think of, you can use. Examples can come from history, literature, politics, religion, news, music, art, etc. As a matter of fact you can use your own personal experiences.
When writing this SAT essay, do not use more than one personal experience if you use it at all. Try not to use a personal experience. Use it only if you must. And if you do, use it as your last argument.
You are permitted to write this essay in 1st person (I - me- we- us).
Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
We need to finish The Twelfth Night. We will watch the play.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Collection of your 4 pages of research notes. The play will be shown.
Thursday, March 4, 2010.
The play will be shown . I plan to return your research papers.
Please note that you will be given a test early next week on your homewrok assignment concerning quotations from The Twelfth Night. Need to know who said what, to whom, what the quote means, how a quote is really ironic.
Friday, March 5, 2010.
Practice SAT test will be given to you. I will also provide you with a poractice SAT essay question for you to do. You will be required to write out the opening paragraph which includes your introduction and your thesis statement whcih includes your three ideas . You then must write the second paragraph which proves your most important argument that proves your thesis. This essay part is due Wednesday,
March 10th, 2010. Do not type, write out as if it were a real SAT essay. Note: you are only writing out two paragraphs.
Monday, March 8, 2010. International Cafe Day.
1. We will review the relationship between the characters and what he/ she says. You will need your homework on the quotations from The Twelfth Night for this class.
*** Test Monday, March 15th, 2010. on the play The Twelfth Night and the Quotations.
2. Are you working on your Guidance Resulme? It is due this Friday.
3. Make sure you have your SAT work completed and ready when you come to class on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Mrs. McGovern will be in class today, to talk to you about registration for next year and electives available to you.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010. SAT work due today.
Thursday, March 11, 2010.
Friday, March 12, 2010. Guidance Resume due today.
All three days we will review work for your SAT test and essay.
Monday, March 15, 2010.
1. Test on the quotations of The Twelfth Night. Study your major homework assignment that you had on this material.
2. While you are taking the test, I will return to you your Guidance Resume and your research project on Shakespeare material.
3. Resubmit your "Guidance Resume" on Wednesday, March 17, no mistakes.
4. Due Friday, March 19th, from the sources you used for your Shakespeare research, please submit a proper bibliography. Typed, double space, 12 font, Times Roman style, in alphabetical order.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010.
1. There will be a major test on Friday concerning The Twelfth Night. A special assignment will be given to you concerning this test. Assignment will be given to you in class.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day.
Collection of your Guidance Resule.
Make sure you bring to class your Shakespeare research because we will work on your notes and help you create your bibliography.
Thursday, March 18, 2010.
We will work on your Shakespeare notes to help you create your bibliography and help you take your notes and put them into essay form.
Do not forget your bibliography assignment. It is due tomorrow.
Friday, March 19, 2010. Feast day for the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
1. Collection of your Bibliography.
2. Last test on Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night.
Monday, March 22, 2010.
1. Those who need to hand in their Bibliography please do so today.
2. Please make sure you are reading the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Due Date is Thursday, April 15th, 2010.
3. We will work on your Shakespeare research and explain how you are to use these notes to compose your four essays. Due date: April 5th, 2010. (Monday - day after Easter).
Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
You have two assignments.
Assignment A. - You are to use the whole period as a reading experience and read your Jane Eyre.
Assignment B. - You are to sart composing your four different Shakespeare essays on loose leaf and then transcribing them to your computer. This writing assignment is due Monday, April 5, 2010. The day after Easter.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
Terra Nova Test ----- No formal classes.
Thursday, March 25, 2010.
Terra Nova Test ----- No formal classes
Friday, March 26th, 2010.
We will work on your four Shakespeare essays using your research and using citations.
Monday, March 29, 2010.
We will continue to work on the Shakespeare essays. Make sure you bring in your MLA papers and your papers on plagarism.
Are you reading your Jane Eyre?
Tuesday, March 30. 2010.
Make sure you bring to class all of your MLA material and your Shakespeare notes. Also, please bring to class your Jane Eyre novel.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
We will finish up on your writing the four essays for your Shakespeare project.
Your finished project will have 4 essays and a seperate page for your bibliography. This bibliography will be the last page in your project.
You will also need to hand in your research with your paper.
Make sure when you write your four essays to include any citations if needed. When I read your essays I will be checking to see if you were suppossed to have a citation. Check your Shakespeare notes for each essay with your types notes concerning citations to determine of you need to have a citation.
Due date: Thursday, April 8, 2010.
Holy Thursday, April 1, 2010.
No formal classes held.
Good Friday, April 2, 2010.
No formal classes held.
God Bless You. Happy Easter.
1. Paper typed correctly, following all MLA rules.
a. Upper left hand corner MLA information.
b. 12 font, Times Roman , double space.
2. Last page has an updated version of the bibliography
3. Need to hand in research notes.
Important due dates: Thursday, April 8, 2010. Shakespearean Times 4 essays. First page in MLA format in upper left hand corner, everything typed in 12 font, Times Roman style, last page include an update of your bibliography page.
Thursday, April 15, 2010. Test on Jane Eyre. Test to determine if you completed the reading of the novel.
Monday, April 5, 2010.
Distribution of material for Puritan, Cavalier, and Metaphysical poetry.
We will analyze various poems from this period.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. Same as above.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010. Same as above.
Thursday, April 8th, 2010. Same as above.
Collection of Shakespeare essays and
your research notes.
Friday, April 9th, 2010. No formal classes for Jrs. - Prom Night.
Monday, April 12, 2010.
Make sure you bring to class your poetry wroksheets.
Special assignment will be given concderning these papers.
Are you reading your Jane Eyre? Due Friday.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
Make sure you bring to class your poetry worksheets.
Special assignment will be given concerning these papers. All questions from every page must be completed by Wednesday morning.
Jane Eyre reading due Friday.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
Review / analyze all questions concerning Puritan, metaphysical, and cavalier poetry.
Jane Eyre due Friday ----- short test to determine if you read the novel.
Thursday, April 15, 2010.
Finish analysis of poems.
Short test on Jane Eyre tomorrow.
Friday, April 16, 2010.
Short test on Jane Eyre.
Monday, April 19, 2010.
Test on time period of Puritan, Cavalier, and Metaphysical poetry and the philosophy of each style. Are you working on your 'College Resume?" Paper copy is due Thursday.
Tuesday, April 20. 2010.
Test on actual poems ( Puritan, Cavalier, and Metaphysical poetry). College Resume due Thursday - need paper copy.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
Class will be held in the computer room - Guidance dept. will run the class
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Collection of College Resume.
Introduction to College research project / papers will be distributed. Due date to be determined in class.
Introduction to Charlotte Bronte - distribution of material about her life and her novel Jane Eyre.
Friday, April 23, 2010.
No formal classes held for Juniors / Freshman and Sophomore Retreat. / Senior Prom Night
Monday, April 26, 2010.
Return of your test and resumes. Rewrites on your resumes are due this Thursday.
College research project is due Monday, May 3, 2010. Research on 3 colleges/universities.
Start on reading worksheets on Charlotte Bronte and her novel Jane Eyre.
Tuesday, April27, 2010.
We will work on the worksheets concerning Charlotte Bronte and her philosophy concerning what is a hero.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
We will review the chrono-log of the novel. (see worksheets).
Thursday, April 29, 2010.
List of the various themes in the novel Jane Eyre.- How to you find / determine theme.
Friday, April 30, 2010.
Special assignment concerning the various themes of the novel. Assignment to be completed in class.
Monday, May 3, 2010.
We will work on various themes of Jane Eyre
Need to collect any college research proje3cts and rewrites for your college resume.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010.
We will work on the various themes of Jane Eyre.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
Themes of Jane Eyre and characterization.
Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Review for test on characterization of Jane Eyre and various quotes said by the different characters.
Friday, May 7, 2010. Test on characters and quotations from Jane Eyre.
Monday, May 10, 2010.
We will finish up on the different themes of your novel and introduce your next writing assignment.
Writing assignment: Your college essay. Explanation will be done in class.
Due Date: Monday, May 17, 2010.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010.
Introduction to the different types of literature used by Charlotte Bronte in her novel. There are 5 different types: Victorian, Gothic, Melodramatic, Romantic, and Realistic.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Test on the different themes in Jane Eyre. College essay due Monday
Ascension Thursday, May 13, 2010.
No school. College essay due Monday, May 17, 2010.
Friday, May 14, 2010.
School holiday. College essay due Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010. # 5 schedule.
1. Collection of College Essay.
2. Introduction to the different types of literature in Jane Eyre.
3. Homework: Since there are 5 ( five) different types of literature in the novel, give one example from the novel for each type. Please explain each event in complete sentences and then explain why the event is this type of literature. Do homework on loose leaf since I will collect it. The following is an example as to how your assignment should be done. I will give you a make believe situation.
Type of Literature - Sci-Fi ( science fiction).
Event: Clark Kent changes his clothes and puts on his superman attire. He then flies into the sky and smashes a meteor that is headed for the planet earth. He then flies back to earth and changes back into his normal clothes to be Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Planet Newspaper.
Reason: This particular event exemplifies Sci-Fi literature because this style of literaure is characterized by individuals who have super-human strength and in this style there are robots, aliens and or items thst come from outer space and enter the earth's atmosphere.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010. # 1 schedule.
1. Collect homework. ......
2. Review homework and and explain other examples from each type of literature
Wednesday, May 19, 2010......# 1 schedule.
Test on the different types of literature.
Thursday, May 20, 2010. # 4 schedule... Marian Prayer service.
Introduction to Romanticism.... time period and characteristics.
Friday, May 21, 2010. # 3 schedule.
Intro. to Romanticism continued.
Monday, May 24, 2010.
Distribution of Notes concerning Romanticism. We will review important aspects of this style of writing..
Tuesday, May 25. 2010.
Same as above.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010.
Explanation as to how characteristics of romanticism relate to various poems. Emphasis will be placed on Henry Wordsworth's poetry.
Thursday, May 27, 2010.
Special assignment concerning romanticism. Make sure all work is completed.
Friday, May 28. 2010.
We will review your work from Thursday.
Monday, May 31, 2010.
Memorial Day. Check out News Flash on my web page for examination information.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
Review material for Romanticism
Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
Test on Romanticism
Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Special assignment on Romanticism.
Friday, June 4, 2010.
First half of class- meet in classroom - then go to computer room for reading test.
Organizational day - get ready for examination - bring in all papers and notes for the entire second semester.