IB English 12 18-19


May 2
  1.  Banquet info:  Please send your baby and senior photo to Natasha Barton (A-M): 1natashabarton@gmailcom/Mason Range (N-Z):
  2. Final grades- if you want to add a final RRJ to your average (and earn the % you earned on the paper 2), let me know by email by May 8th
  3. If you are within 2% of the next grade up and want to do extra credit, email me ASAP.  All extra credit is due May 8th
  4. Practice paper 1 
  5. Feedback Paper 2
  6. Last minute suggestions/ tips....
  1.  Good luck on exams!  
 April 30
  1.  Last practice paper 2
 April 26
  1.  Prepare for paper 2 on Tues.
  1.  Paper 2 Tues.
  2. CAS due Monday
 April 24
  1.  IB exam info./CAS due Monday
  2. Finish "The Visit"
  3. RRJ #2
  1.  Gather notes, ect. from East of Eden, CWO and "The Visit" for review on Friday

 April 22

  1.  Review RRJ
  2. Quiz- Act 2 another chance
  3. Begin Act 3
  1.  Remember that your CAS portfolio is due soon!  Here are your instructions
 April 18
  1.  Finish Act 2
  2. RRJ #1
  1.  Continue preparing notes, ect....for Papers 1 and 2
 April 16
  1.  Work with intro. paragraphs
  2. Quiz Act 1
  3. Begin reading Act 2
  1.  Start preparing notes prepare for papers 1 and 2
 April 12
  1.  Context assignment: Per. 5/ Per. 6
  2. Fill out this google form to practice writing introductions with good thesis statements: Per. 5/ Per. 6
  1.  If you haven't already, make sure to finish Act just might have a quiz 
 April 8
  1.  I hope you enjoyed your "Ditch Day"
  1.  Finish Act 1 of "The Visit"- Study guide
 April 4
  1.  Easy ways to incorporate context
  2. context for "The Visit"- see me for handout if you weren't here
  3. Begin reading "The Visit"
  1.  Finish Act 1 of "The Visit" for Friday
April 2
  1.  Paper 1 review
  2. Paper 2 feedback
  3. Agree/disagree- "The Visit"
  1.  Binder due Thurs. for those who want to turn it in
  2. Secure a copy of "The Visit" for class Thurs.
March 22
  1.  Practice paper 2- East of Eden and A Clockwork Orange
  1.  Get a copy of "The Visit: by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  2. Have a wonderful, restful Spring Break!
 March 20
  1.  Banquet sign up: IB Banquet Sign Up
  2. Review the end of CWO and share final RRJ
  3. Themes for CWO
  4. Working with Paper 2 questions
  1.  Prepare for Paper 2 on Friday
 March 18
  1.  Review Part 3/1-4
  2. Work on motifs and evidence
  1.  Finish the book for Wed.
March 12
  1. IBPA scholarship / take survey on Paper 1 review review topics: 
  1.  Read part 3/1-4 for Thurs.
March 8
  1.  CAS portfolio instructions
  2. Quick quiz over 1-2/part 2
  3. What do we need to know/understand from this reading
  4. Per. 6: motif and evidence
  1.  Read Part 2/ 4-7 for Tuesday
  2. ***Students who missed the quiz need to complete the study guide for part 2/1-3 (see study guide link on 2/26) This needs to be done by Thurs. or it will be recorded as a 0 in campus!!
 March 6
  1.  Re-visit and highlight your RRJ
  2. Chapters 4-7/ part 2- discussion/ handout/article
  1.  Finish the back of the handout
  2. Read Part 2/ chapters 1-3 for Friday
 March 4
  1.  Upload written tasks, complete and upload form 1/L &L WT
  2. Make sure to submit FINAL copies of WT to turnitin (see 2/28 for codes)
  3. RRJ #1 on CWO and Eof E
  1.  Read Part 1/ chapters 4-7 for Wed.
 Feb. 28
  1.  Binders due today- no late binders
  2. "Quiz" over context/chapters 1-3 of CWO- identifying Burgess' intent
  1.  Finalize Written tasks 1 and 2 for upload on Monday.
  2. You must submit both to 
    Written Task 1
    Class ID:  20567278
    Enrollment key: WrittenT1
    Written Task 2
    Class ID:  20567294
    Enrollment key: WrittenT2
 Feb. 26
  1.  WT2 returned- feedback
  2. Context groups- A Clockwork Orange
  3. Reading schedule/ new RRF format/ study guide
  4. Context article- read for Thurs.
  5. Begin reading- getting used to the language
  1.  Read chapters 1-3 and context article for Thurs.  You just might have a quiz over both
  2. Binders due Thurs. (optional) I will not accept the binder late
 eb. 22
  1.  Turn in WT2
  2. Feedback Paper 2
  3. Paper 1 review and work
  4. Agree/disagree A Clockwork Orange
  1.  Read introduction of A Clockwork Orange
  2. complete context for context group on Tues.
  3. Binders will be due Thurs.
 Feb. 20
  1.  Work on WT 2- use this sample outline for yours
  2. IMPORTANT DUE DATES coming up:  WT2 due Friday 2/22- I will return to you 2/26, final due ready for upload 3/4 (you will need to upload both WT1 and 2 on 3/4,   Binders due 2/28,  read intro to A Clockwork Orange for  and complete context group assignment- due 2/26
  1.  Look to your left :) WT 2 due Friday
 Feb. 15
  1.  Paper 2- East of Eden
  1.  If you missed the Paper 2, you MUST make it up by the end of next week, or it will be considered late!! 
  2. None!  You need to get a copy of A Clockwork Orange and be ready to work on WTask 2 on Wed.
  3. Have a great long weekend!
 Feb. 13
  1.  Final RRJ returned with feedback
  2. Discuss the end of East of Eden
  3. Look at sample Paper 2s
  1.  Prepare for Paper 2 on Friday
 Feb. 11
  1.  Reminder to upload TOK essay!
  2. Review chapters 46-49
  3. Socratic seminar
  4. Add something from the discussion to your RRJ
  1.  Finish the book for Wed.
 Feb. 7
  1.  Snow day!  Yea!
  2. We will move everything back a make sure to have your revised RRJs for submission on Monday and have chapters 46-49 read. 
  1.  This is a great time for some of you to catch up on your reading.....
  2. Revised RRJ(s) for scoring due Monday
  3. Chapters 46-49 due Monday
 Feb. 5
  1.  Feedback from RRJ#3
  2. Work with 2 good examples and paper 2 rubric
  3. Chapters 40-45: what is important to know and how could we add to these RRJs?
  1.  Read chapters 46-49
  2. Choose 1 or 2 (you decide) RRJs and revise to turn in Thurs. or Friday for credit.  You must give them to me by end of the day Friday, or they will be considered late.  If turning in 2, tell me which one you want feedback for.  I will score both but only give feedback on one.
 Feb. 1
  1. Work on RRJ- switch and give feedback
  2. Discuss chapters 34-39
  1.  Read 40-45 for Tues. no RRJ
Jan. 30
  1.  Upload instructions for IB Assessments
  2. Written Task 2 instructions
  3. Context articles for East of Eden
  4. Work on mini motif chart- use this for your next RRJ.  You will need to turn in the mini motif chart with the RRJ
  1. Read chapters 34-39 and complete RRJ for Friday.  You need to turn in your mini-motif chart with the RRJ
 jan. 28
  1.  Feedback from RRJ#2 (see feedback from 1/22 for additions) See these RRJ samples with comments
  2. Discuss chapters 30-33
  3. Quote quiz- how closely are you reading?
  4. mini motif chart- continue to work on this and find patterns.  Plan to use this for your next RRJ
  1.  No reading due
  2. Make sure your TOK essay is in good shape- you will learn how to upload it on Thurs.
  3. Make sure to bring your work with chapters 30-33 to class.  We will continue working on finding patterns.
Jan. 24
  1. RRJ switch- what did you learn about the text/your RRJ? use this to improve your RRJ
  2. mini- motif worksheet- determine a motif, a specific aspect of the motif and find patterns to arrive at a clear theme
  1.  Read chapters 30-33 for Monday- no RRJ
 Jan. 22
  1.  Finish context share and turn in context
  2. Comparison chart (if you want to use it)
  3. RRJ feedback
  4. Motifs for the book so far
  1.  Read chapters 26-29 and complete RRJ for Thurs.
 Jan. 17
  1.  Quiz- 1-22 of East of Eden
  2. Context groups and jigsaw- turn in context notes
  3. Turn in RRJ #1
  4. Reading schedule
  1.  Read chapters 23-25 for Tues.-Here is the study guide for parts 3 & 4 no RRJ due for this reading
 Jan. 15
  1.  Work day
  1.  Context assignment, RRJ #1 due Thurs.
  2. EE quiz over chapters 1-22 on Thurs.
 Jan. 11
  1.  Paper 1 review
  2. Context/personal engagement in paper 2
  3. Context groups
  4. Reading Response Journals
  5. Reading schedule
  1.  Prepare for reading quiz chapters 1-22 for Thurs.
  2. Context information due Thurs.
  3. Reading response journal for chapters 1-22 due Thurs.
 Jan. 9
  1.  Welcome back!
  2. Semester overview
  3. Written Task 1 returned - feedback
  1.  Make sure to have chapters 1-22 of East of Eden finished by Tues.  to be ready for the quiz!
 Nov. 30
  1.  Practice IOC
  2. More review
  1.  Prepare for the IOC
  2. I will not be in class again until Dec. 19th for the final presentations of your WT , but I am in the IB office on Orange days and here during 7th and 8th if you have questions or need help.
  3. Good luck- I will see you at the church :)
 Nov. 28
  1.  Instructions for getting to the church
  2.  Practice IOC
  3. More review
  1.  prepare for IOC
 Nov. 26
  1.  Written Task 1 instructions
  2. East of Eden study guide to complete during IOC weeks
  3. No Country IOC feedback
  4. Begin review
  1.  Prepare for IOC
 Nov. 15
  1.  IOC- No Country for Old Men
  2. transcribe your IOC using google, the app "Transcribe" for I phone or "Otter Voice Notes" for Andriod
  2. Have a great break!
 Nov. 13
  1.  Final RRC
  2. Change in focus- Bell's story
  3. Themes for the novel
  4. Work on motif chart/notes to prepare for final IOC on Thurs.
  1.  Prepare for No Country final IOC on Thurs.  This one is worth 80 points and will be scored on entire rubric.
  2. Make sure to bring a recording device and headphones so you can transcribe your IOC.
 Nov. 9
  1.  Practice transcribing with Google voice- we will use this next Thurs.
  2. RRC #4
  3. Discussion-the story is coming full circle
  4. Passages- you should have 9 marked
  1.  Finish the novel for Tues.
  2. Work on motif chart
 Nov. 7
  1.  Review reading
  2. RRC #3
  3. Practice with passages- fishbowl
  1.  Read pages 216-261
  2. Make sure to bring a recording device- phone and headphones to class on Friday
 NOv. 5
  1.  speed dating reading review
  2. Quiz- 123-160
  3. Practice IOC  from work you did on Thurs.
  4. Passages from the last two readings
  1.  Read pages 161-215 for Wed.- use study guide
 Nov. 1
  1.  Hamlet IOC feedback
  2. Turn in binder
  3. RRC ppgs 62-122
  4. Working with multiple lit. tech.- my example- you do it with something you find "striking" in these chapters
  1.  Read ppgs 123-160 for Monday- use study guide
 Oct. 30
  1. New reading schedule
  2. Random reading check 1-61
  3. Re- read NYTimes article- identify tech. to look for
  4. Timeline for context/Soliloquy tracker for those who want it
  5. Passages?  Motif chart work
  1. "Hamlet" binder due Thurs.
  2.  Read pages 62-112 for Thurs. Use study guide
 Oct. 26
  1.  Stress survey
  2. EE/RPPF form- instructions for completing.  
  3. Brief de-brief on Hamlet IOC
  4. Intro. to No Country- agree/disagree
  5. NY Times book review- lit. tech. 
  6. Begin reading
  1.  Read pages 1-61 for Tues.  Make sure to read the NY Times review first. Here is the study guide for the entire novel
  2. Interesting info. on McCarthy- no need to look at the 2nd page
 Oct. 24
  1.  IOC Hamlet
  1.  Make sure to turn in your completed IOC Thurs. if you did not finish it.
  2. Stand and deliver for more points (RRC) is due Friday
  3. Get a copy of No Country for Old Men
 Oct. 22
  1.  RRC- Act V/ How to write up your "Stand and Deliver"
  2. Themes for "Hamlet"
  3. Context exersize
  4. Practice with passages
  1.  Prepare for "Hamlet" IOC on Wed. 
  2. Hamlet plotline from context exercise
  3. Don't worry about turning in the binder Wed.  I moved the due date tentatively to Tues. 10/30.
 Oct. 18
  1.  Act IV performances
  2. IOC practice with short passages- can do write up if you want to pad your RRC score.  
  1.  Read Act V for Monday- study guide
  2. Finish your practice IOC write up to pad your RRC score
  3. Get a copy of No Country for Old Men for the week after next
 Oct. 16
  1.  Act IV RRC/Stand and deliver
  2. Complete soliloquy worksheet
  3. Passages from Acts IIII and IV
  4. Acting out Act IV
  1.  Work on motif chart
  2. Act V is due Monday
  3. We will start No Country for Old Men next Friday, so make sure to get a copy.
 Oct. 11
  1.  RRC over Act III
  1.  Read Act IV- study guide
  2. be ready to stand and deliver from your motif chart
 Oct. 9
  1.  IB exam invoices
  2. Motif chart- more work-
  3. Hamlet's 3rd soliloquy
  4. Begin reading Act III
  1.  Read Act III for Thurs. Use study guide
  2. Be ready to stand and deliver from motif chart for Monday
 Oct. 5
  1.  Quiz- Act II
  2. Important elements of plot
  3. Soliloquy #3- add to worksheet
  4. Important passages from Act II
  1.  Complete the motif chart for at least one of the passages we have identified as being a "good" one for commentary. Be prepared to stand and deliver on Tues.
 Oct. 3
  1. Re-cap of Act I of Hamlet- what is important to understanding the play beyond plot- "good" passages in Act I- if you weren't here, get notes from someone  
  2. Motif work with soliloquy #2
  1. Going from motif to theme
  1. How to do the HOW?
  1.  Read Act II - see study guide
  2. continue working on the HOW?  You just might have to show your knowledge that way...just saying.
 Oct. 1
  1.   10 minute Ethan Frome IOC intro. rewrite
  2. Hamlet reading schedule
  3. Questions on Act 1?
  4. RRC- Act 1 (you will each answer 2 questions on the RRCs for "Hamlet"- 10 points each=20 points total)
  5. Soliloquy worksheet- complete for first 2 soliloquys
  6. Motif chart
  7. Practice finding motif-->theme then finding patterns of lit. tech. use in a passage
  8. Working on the HOW
  1.  Read soliloquy # and determine motif (s)- come to class ready to work with them
  2.  Read Act II for Friday
  3. Use study guide!!
 Sept. 27
  1.  Turn in binders
  2. Ethan Frome IOC feedback
  3. List of skills to work on for next IOC
  4. Intro. to "Hamlet"
  5. Drama as a genre
  6. Agree/Disagree
  1.  Read Act 1 of "Hamlet"
  2. Use study guide!
 Sept. 25
  1.  More college stuff- counselor visit, letters of rec., more essay info.
  1.  Put binder together- due Thurs.
  2. Get a copy of "Hamlet"
 Sept. 21
  1.  College essay work with Mrs. Kirby!
  1.  No homework (unless you don't have a copy of Hamlet) 
  2. You can work on getting your binder together to turn in on Thurs.

 Sept. 19

  1.  IOC Ethan Frome and write up
  1.  Get a copy of No Fear Shakespeare "Hamlet"for net week.
  2. Binder due next Thurs.
 Sept. 17
  1.  IB Test registration- if you were not here, please come see me
  2. EE reminders- check the Seniors 2019 page under EE's on the IB webpage
  3. Practice group IOC feedback
  4. Random Reading Check chap. 8- end of novel
  5. Motif chart work to prepare for Ethan Frome IOC Wed.
  1.  Prepare for IOC.  This is an assessment- your grade will count!
  2. Get a copy of "Hamlet"- the No Fear Shakespeare version for next week
 Sept. 13
  1.  Group passage presentation
  2. Each student provides feedback for 2 groups
  1.  Finish the novel for Monday- make sure to use your study guide and motif chart
  2. Have a great Homecoming weekend!
 Sept. 11
  1.  Feedback from last week's practice IOC: Per. 5/ Per. 6
  2. Review chapters 6-8
  3. Group work: Groups:  Per. 5/Per. 6  practice IOC for delivery on Thurs. See IOC rubric
  1.  Prepare for Thurs. commentary
  2. Finish the book by next Monday
Sept. 7
  1.  Random Reading check- chapters 4-5
  2. Discussion 4-5
  3. 5 motifs and motif chart
  4. Selected passages- Per. 5/ Per. 6
  1.  Read chapters 6-8 for Tues.
  2. Keep working on Motif chart
 Sept. 5
  1.  turn in lit. terms
  2. Review chapters 2-3 of Ethan Frome
  3. IOC practice with homework passage and analysis
  4. IOC passage write up
  1.  Read chapters 4-5 for Friday
  2. Determine 3-5 motifs of the novel.
  3. Find at least 3 passages you think would work for commentary and why.  

You can have this information in your book or on a separate sheet of paper.  

 August 31
  1.  Lit. terms homework explained: Per. 5Per. 6 
  2. Ethan Frome quiz
  3. What is important in this reading?  Why? Finding evidence 
  1.  Lit. terms homework- due Wed.
  2. Read chapters 2-3 of Ethan Frome
  3. Find a passage which develops one of the ideas we discussed today, or develops a new idea you found in the reading, and do some analysis on paper.  You might have to "stand and deliver" what you found, so be prepared.  Due. Wed.
 August 29
  1.  EE information
  2. Debrief- practice IOC 
  3. Expectations for working with the literature or How to Earn an A in IB English: reading schedule, study guide
  4. The introduction to Ethan Frome- a lesson in annotation
  5. Agree/disagree
  1.  Read pages 1-20 of Ethan Frome and complete study guide for Friday
 August 27
  1.  Lit. terms test review- if you want to re-take, see me and set a time/day by this Friday.
  2. IOC instructions and practice
  1.  Secure a copy of Ethan Frome for Wed.

 August 23

  1.  Lit. terms test
  2. Grading policy
  3. Literary analysis- the process PP
  4. Motif chart
  5. Prepare for practice IOC
  1.  Review your notes on the short stories to prepare for the practice IOC on Monday
  2. Secure a copy of Ethan Frome for Wed.
 August 18
  1.  Socratic Seminar
  1.  Prepare for lit. terms test on Thurs.

 August 17

  1. Welcome!
  2. Course overview/English Diploma requirements
  3. Syllabus
  4. Questionnaire

  1. Here are the questions you need to prepare for the Socratic Seminar on Monday.
  2. Finish the questionnaire 

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