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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    5/7

Do Now: mind-map topic: movie versus book

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- assign analysis essay: students have the opportunity to choose a topic from a list of four
- write essay using all of the information collected (personal folders and book)

Tuesday   5/8

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): deranged, superfluous, bulbous, sullen, elude

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish writing essay

Wednesday    5/9

Do Now: mind-map topic: a year in review

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- prepare for final Socratic SEminar covering teh topics of irony, hypocricy, and inability of accepting reality

Thursday    5/10

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: deranged, superfluous, bulbous, sullen, elude to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- hold Socratic Seminar in two groups guided by the teacher (one to each group)

Friday    5/11

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 Great Gatsby
- start watching new version of movie

 

Monday    4/30

Do Now: mind-map topic: TheGreat Gatsby chapter 9

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- continue work on group work presentations

Tuesday   5/1

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): indiscernible, redolent, corroborate, garrulous, fortuitous

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish preparing group presentations

Wednesday    5/2

Do Now: mind-map topic: presentations

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- lottery will decide who is going to present

Thursday    5/3

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: indiscernible, redolent, corroborate, garrulous, fortuitous to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish presentations
- continue watching old version of movie

Friday    5/4

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 Great Gatsby
- finish watching old version of movie

 

Monday    4/23

Do Now: mind-map topic:

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
students are taking the EOC

Tuesday   4/24

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): rancor, magnanimous, presumptuous, expostulate, truculent

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- continue watching the old version of the movie

Wednesday    4/25

Do Now: mind-map topic:

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
students are taking the EOC

Thursday    4/26

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: rancor, magnanimous, presumptuous, expostulate, truculent to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- start working on group presentations according to the topic they have been assigned -> prepare a teachable lesson to the rest of the class

Friday    4/27

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 Great Gatsby
- continue working on group presentations

 

Monday    4/16

Do Now: mind-map topic: Socratic Seminar

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
EOC pratice -> extended writing

Tuesday   4/17

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): boisterously, alight, precipitate, tumultuous, portentous

Classwork: Vocabulary Test
- start reading chapter 8 and complete assignments

Wednesday    4/18

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby ch 8

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish all work for chapter 8

Thursday    4/19

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: boisterously, alight, precipitate, tumultuous, portentous to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- read and discuss chapter 9 in class

Friday    4/20

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 Great Gatsby
- finish all work to chapter 9 (questions, summary, analysis, collecting textual evidence for group assignment)

 

Monday    4/9

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby chapter 6

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- start reading chapter 7 and completing all assingments

Tuesday   4/10

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): meretriciuos, ineffable, repose, dilatory, affront

Classwork: Vocabulary Test
- if finished early then continue reading chapter 7

Wednesday    4/11

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby ch 7

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish all work for chapter 7

Thursday    4/12

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: meretriciuos, ineffable, repose, dilatory, affront to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
-prepare questions for Socratic Seminar (5 total with answers)

Friday    4/13

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 Great Gatsby
- hold Socratic Seminar in groups

 

Monday    3/19

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby chapter 4

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish preparing for Socratic Seminar
- catch up with all work

Tuesday   3/20

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): incredulity, elongating, harrowed, defunct, vestige

Classwork: The Great Gatsby Socratic Seminar
- hold Socratic Seminar in three groups with one representation from each groups

Wednesday    3/21

Do Now: mind-map topic: Socratic Seminar

Classwork: Harlem Renaissance p 440-442
- read Poems of the Harlem Renaissance p 439 (background info)
- read and analyze the poems in class, answer questions to metaphor, rhythm, rhyme, imagery, sonnet

Thursday    3/22

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: incredulity, elongating, harrowed, defunct, vestige to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Harlem Renaissance
- fnish any work from previous day
- complete Collaborative Discussion p 442

Friday    3/23

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 Great Gatsby
- start reading chapter 5 and complete all required assignments

 

Monday    3/12

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby chapter 2

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- continue group work -> read chapter 3 and complete assignments as outlined

Tuesday   3/13

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): dissension, insolent, punctilious, disconcerting, sinister

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish chapter 3, answer questions, and complete all assignmetns as outlined

Wednesday    3/14

Do Now: mind-map topic: TGG chapter 3

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- continue group work (read and answer questions to chapter 4)

Thursday    3/15

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: dissension, insolent, punctilious, disconcerting, sinister to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- fnish chapter 4 assignments (answering questions and summary/analysis of chapter)

Friday    3/16

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 Great Gatsby
- prepare for Socratic Seminar

 

Monday    3/5

Do Now: mind-map topic: The Great Gatsby chapter 1

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- hand out assignment, grouping and specified assignment, explain it all
- create a folder where all work will be collected
- finish chapter 1 questions
- start working in groups

Tuesday   3/6

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): permeate, innuendo, dtaid, vacuous, asunder

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- complete Fitzgerald's expense worksheet and discuss results in class
- continue with group word (start reading chapter 2)

Wednesday    3/7

Do Now: mind-map topic: TGG chapter 2 or Fitzgerald's expenses

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- continue group work (read and answer questions to chapter 2)

Thursday    3/8

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: permeate, innuendo, dtaid, vacuous, asunder to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- fnish chapter 2 assignments (answering questions and summary/analysis of chapter)

Friday    3/9

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 Great Gatsby
- watch chapter 1 and 2

 

Monday    2/26

Do Now: mind-map topic: Modernism/Roaring 20's

Classwork: F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Prezi on Modernism
- watch documentary on F. Scott Fitzgerald and take notes (they will be used with a later assignments)

Tuesday   2/27

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): grotesque, inderterminate, perceptible, immoderatley, flounce

Classwork: Vocabulary Test
The Great Gatsby

- start filling out anticipatory guide once finished with the test

Wednesday    2/28

Do Now: mind-map topic: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- finish watching documentary
- finish filling out anticipatory guide
- discuss results in class

Thursday    3/1

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: lgrotesque, inderterminate, perceptible, immoderatley, flounce to write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: The Great Gatsby
- start reading chapter 1 in class and discuss the events as they unfold

Friday    3/2

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 Great Gatsby
- finish reading chapter 1
- answer questions to chapter 1