Honors English 10


In Class:


 12/11  Reading day--Finish reading The Grapes of Wrath by 12/13  
 12/3 Work Time:
Comparative Presentations begin on Wednesday
  • Read. chpt.20 and annotate for Steinbeck's theme: the common people endure
  • Start thinking about the text you will use for your comparative presentation
  •  MAP testing
Quiz over chpts.12-19 on Thursday
 11/14 Read through chpt.19 by 11/27.

You have a packet of potential quiz questions. You are not required to answer the questions, but you will be able to use your responses during the quiz. 

  • Warm-up
  • Compare "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to chpt.9
  • Read handout on the title and create leveled questions
  • Discuss handout
  • Read the handout on explicating poetry
  • Explicate Whitman's "I Hear America Singing"
Finish the paragraph comparing Casy's speech from chpt.10 to "I Hear America Singing"

Read and annotate chpt.11. Chapter 11 is a requiem. How does Steinbeck achieve the feeling of a requiem?

  • Warm-up
  • Mini syntax lesson
  • Discuss chpts. 7 & 8
  • Video on Purty Boy Floyd
  • Lecture: Pragmatism
Read & annotate chapters 9 & 10.
Consider how Steinbeck creates a loss of dignity in chapter 9.

Chapter ten
How does Steinbeck convey the concept of pragmatism?
Which characters are pragmatists?

  • Warm-up
  • Short in-class essay
  • Discuss chpts. 5 & 6
Read and annotate chapters 7 & 8. What techniques does Steinbeck use to reveal his belief in the union of mankind and nature? Also, pay special attention to Steinbeck's use of syntax in chapter 7.
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: Humanism, Transcendental Oversoul, and Jeffersonian Democracy
  • Graded class discussion: chpts.1-4
Read chapters 5 & 6 and annotate for Steinbeck's use of imagery as it pertains to human dignity. What is Steinbeck saying about human dignity through his use of imagery?
  • Warm-up
  • Revisit main points of the background info.
  • Read & discuss chpt. one of The Grapes of Wrath
    • Circle the word “dust” every time it appears in the chapter
    • Take note of how Steinbeck uses color
    • What is the effect of Steinbeck’s use of personification?
    • What is Steinbeck saying about survival?
  • pdf of The Grapes of Wrath

Read and annotate chapters 2-4. These chapters
are heavy with symbolism. How do you think Steinbeck might be using the following: the slot machine, the truck driver, the turtle, Tom's new clothes, Casy's song, and the recollection of the Christmas card

pdf of The Grapes of Wrath
 10/29 The slide shows must be shared with
by the start of class on Wednesday
  • Warm-up
  • Finish film and viewing quesions
Essay rewrites due on 10/31. You must include the original draft with the rewrite. 

  • Warm-up
  • Review essay--essay rewrites due 10/31
  • Finish film and viewing questions
 10/19 In-class essay: passage analysis of The Great Gatsby  Key Passage Analysis Rubric.docx
 10/17 Watch the film of The Great Gatsby and answer the viewing questions on the effects of director's choices  
  • Warm-up
  • Prep. for graded discussion
  • Graded class discussion: chapters 8 & 9 of Gatsby
  • Warm-up
  • Collect symbolism paragraphs
  • Discuss Biblical allusions in chapter 6
  • Introduce metonymy, oxymoron, and foreshadowing
  • Read chpt.7 
  • Warm-up
  • Chpt.5 symbolism exercise
  • Introduction to allusion in literature
  • Read chapter 6 The Great Gatsby--pay special attention to Fitzgerald's use of Biblical allusions
Symbolism paragraph

Read & annotate chpt.6
  • Warm-up
  • Short in-class essay
  • Read & discuss chapter 5--pay special attention to Fitzgerald's use of symbolism
  • Warm-up
  • Peer edit: "Valley of Ashes" paragraph
  • Preview literary devices for chapter 3
  • Read and annotate chpt. 3 of The Great Gatsby
 Read and annotate chpt.3. Be especially aware of Fitzgerald's use of polysyndeton, delayed character revelation, metaphor, symbolism, and alcohol as a motif.
  • Warm-up
  • Quiz: Gatsby background info.
  • Review DIDLS packet
  • Analysis paragraph: "Valley of Ashes"
The paragraph is due on Wednesday.
  • Warm-up
  • Annotations assessment
  • Finish Gatsby background presentations
  • Partner work: discuss chpt. 1 questions
  • Whole class discussion over chpt.1
  • What is anaphora?
 Read chpt.2 and annotate for Fitzgerald's use of alliteration, symbolism, and anaphora.
What are the effects of the stylistic devices? How do you think the effect may serve the overall purpose of the text?
  • Warm-up
  • Feedback on essays
  • Read and analyze a sample essay
  • Prep for Gatsby presentations
  • Gatsby presentations
Read chpt.1 of The Great Gatsby. Analyze for Fitzgerald's use of personification, simile, and shifts in syntax. What are the effects of the stylistic devices? How do you think the effect may serve the overall purpose of the text?
 9/14 Work time: intro to Gatsby assignment.

Presentations begin on Tuesday.
  • Warm-up
  • Passage analysis activity
  • Collect charts
Bring your copy of The Great Gatsby to class on Friday.
  • Warm-up
  • Group work: share passage analysis charts
  • Review essay checklist
  • Review rubric
  • Work time: the passage analysis essay must be submitted to by the start of class on Wednesday
  • Use the following enrollment codes:
  • Block 2: 19027052 password: block2
  • Block 3: 19027096 password: block3
  • No spaces or capitalization in the password
Essay due on Wednesday.

Bring a copy of The Great Gatsby to class on Wednesday.
  • Warm-up
  • Socratic seminar
  • Lecture: close reading
Summary paragraph of partner performance in Socratic seminar

Complete the analysis chart of the chapter 10 passage that begins with "The band was putrid."
 9/4  MAP testing Get a copy of The Great Gatsby.
  • Warm-up
  • Review rubric for Socratic seminar
  • Socratic seminar for groups 2 & 3
 Get a copy of The Great Gatsby.
  • Warm-up
  • Prepare for the Socratic Seminar
  • Group 1 will discuss their section of the text.
 Try to get your own copy of The Great Gatsby. ​Ebay is a great place to find used books.
  • Warm-up
  • Finish multiple-choice Catcher activity
  • Introduce Socratic seminar
  • Annotation Conversations
  • Name Game
  • Begin multiple-choice test
 Try to get your own copy of The Great Gatsby. ​Ebay is a great place to find used books.
 8/20  In-class essay on The Catcher in the Rye.  
  Make sure you have completed the summer assignment by the start of class on Friday. Honors 10 Summer Assignment 2018.docx
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