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... for 11th Grade American Literature and Composition

All weekly schedules are posted on this site. Once an unit is complete, old weekly schedules will be deleted (previous week is below the current one).

If you are absent for any amount of days, be sure to check out what the class has completed and try to catch up.

Monday    1/22

Do Now: mind-map topic: Perfromance Assessment/Graphic Organizer

Classwork: Second Inaugural Addressp 279-280
- read text in class and discuss the arguments Lincoln makes to convey his message
- complete Analyze the Text p 282 (students may work with a partner)
Analysis Essay
- students receive 15 minutes after the Do Now to complete the essay and turn it in

Tuesday   1/23

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): indict, epitome, segue, cliché, silhouettes.
Write sentences using them in the correct context.

Classwork: Vocabulary Test
- once the students have finished with the test, they can continue working on the prior day’s assignments (Analyzing the text questions)

Wednesday    1/24

Do Now: mind-map topic: Second Inaugural Address

Classwork: Second Inaugural Address p 279-280
- finish answering Analyze the Text questions and turn in
The Emancipation Proclamation Close Reader p 57-60
- Complete #1 in class together
- Students complete the rest individually

Thursday    1/25

Do Now:

Classwork: QBA
- written part

Friday    1/26

Do Now: Using the mind-maps and anything you have learned about revising this week, write a reflective constructed response following these guidelines:
1) introductory sentence
2) body
3) closing sentence
4) nine (9) sentences

Classwork: The Emancipation Proclamation Close Reader p 57-60
- Finish all assignments as outlined in the Close Reader and then turn in

 

Monday    1/15

Do Now: mind-map topic:

Classwork: MLK Day

Tuesday   1/16

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): engross, venture, deprecate, countervailing, invoke

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- Continue writing analysis essay based on the outline of the Performance Task p 266

Wednesday    1/17

Do Now: mind-map topic: Analysis Essay

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- finish writing essay and turn it in

Thursday    1/18

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: engross, venture, deprecate, countervailing, invoke to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Second Inaugural Address p 279-280
- read text in class
- discuss rhetoric
- use Parts of Argument table from page 281 to collect textual evidence (one example in class, rest with a partner)

Friday    1/19

Do Now: Using the mind-maps and anything you have learned about revising this week, write a reflective constructed response following these guidelines:
1) introductory sentence
2) body
3) closing sentence
4) nine (9) sentences

Classwork: The Emancipation Proclamation Close Reader p 57-60
- Complete #1 in class together
- Students complete the rest individually

 

Monday    1/8

Do Now: mind-map topic: complete SRL form

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- Return essays to students and explain what will happen the next two weeks
- Hand out Performance Assessment booklets
- Have students read, annotate on own, and answer any of the questions from page 66-74

Tuesday   1/9

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): keenly, frailty, pivotal, iconoclastic, ingenuity

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- Finish work from previous day and discuss results in class
- Have students analyze their own analysis essay and evaluate it for effectiveness, completeness, and whether it was on topic or not

Wednesday    1/10

Do Now: mind-map topic: Analysis Essay

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- return to Poe and Hawthorne’s stories using the initial mind-maps
- answer questions on p 83 (Performance Assessment booklet) for Poe and Hawthorne (prewriting and evaluation of texts)
- reread Performance Task p 266 in literature book and look at what has to be answered, stress the importance of having to read the whole task, reread if necessary, choose a topic, and then finding textual evidence to support the topic and analysis
- start planning and rewriting p 84-88 (Performance Assessment booklet)

Thursday    1/11

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: keenly, frailty, pivotal, iconoclastic, ingenuity to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Analysis Essay
- continue work on planning and rewriting essay

Friday    1/12

Do Now: Using the mind-maps and anything you have learned about revising this week, write a reflective constructed response following these guidelines:
1) introductory sentence
2) body
3) closing sentence
4) nine (9) sentences

Classwork: QBA
- take QBA in the computer lab