English 10 Honors

  May 21st

  Handouts on  Socratic seminar

  Work on 5 level 3 questions (typed and
  double spaced)

  Background on Socrates
  Work on     questions
  May 17th

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   Research papers due

  May 15th


 Who and Whom

 In class work

 Questions on paper

  May 11th

  Last day to work on papers

  Last day to show me novels or 
  research questions

  Turnitin codes on my website on 
  Monday- Must turn it in by midnight 
 H.W.- none
  May 9th

  a) Work on paper  
  May 4th

  a) Work on paper  
  May 2nd

  a) Work on paper  
  April 30th

  a) Discuss book

 b) In class reading

  c) Discuss

  d) Work on paper
  H.W. -work on     paper
  April 26th

  a) Collect outlines

  b) CAS packets

  c) Discuss reading

  d) Read "The Ghost Soldiers"

  e) Discussion questions

  f) Ted Talk on public art by J.R.

 H.W.- Complete    novel

Bring whatever     materials you need to start  working on research papers in class on Tuesday
  April 23rd

  a) CAS handouts

  b) Hand back annotated bibliographies

  c) Look at model

  d) Discuss chapters

  e) Video of Vietnamese dancing

  f) Read "Speaking of Courage" and
     "Notes" (8th hour)

  g) If time, My Lai
 H.W.- CAS sheets  due back to Mr.  Mandelstam on

 6th hour-Read  "Notes"
  April 19th

  Collect annotated bibliographies


  Discuss chapters

  Symbolism in the novel

  Read "The Man I Killed" and "Ambush"
  in class

   Finish doc.

 Read "Style" (8th  period)
 "Ambush" and  "Style" (6th)
  April 17th


  In class work

  Read "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"
  in class


 Annotated  bibliography due
 next class. Typed, 12 point font,  double-spaced
 AND read the  chapters "Stockings" and
  April 13th


 Research questions/novels?

 Discuss research papers and due date

 Dates for in class work on essay: May 1,3,

 Annotated bibliography now due on  Thurs. 19th 

 Discuss "How To Tell A True War Story"

 Read "The Dentist" in class

 If time, continue "Brothers In War"

 H.W.- Work on  
 annotated  bibliography

 No reading H.W.
 April 9th

 Research questions?

 Novels in class?


 Look at sample MLA formatted paper on  Ms. Strong's website. (Yours will look like  this.)

 Discuss novel

 Read two short chapters in class:  "Friends";"Enemies"

 Begin watching "Brothers In Arms"

 H.W. Read chapter  8
 April 5th

  Collect research questions

  Check for novels

  Go over research question slides

  Hand out sample outline

  Discuss reading

  Platoon make up photo

  Ted Talk by Sebastian Junger

  Read chapters 2 and 3 in class

  Read "A Letter To My Son" 


 H.W. -Read 
 Chapter 4
 April 3rd

  Welcome back!

  "Yellow Wallpaper" assignments
  Make sure that you have your novels

  Background on Vietnam War

  Thoughts on war

  Begin novel
 H.W.- Complete 
 Chapter 1

 (Quiz next class)

 ​​​​          HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK  
 March  21st

  Quiz on Southern Gothic and Faulkner

  Introduce research paper assignment-
  Take notes

  Research question due April 5th


  Read "The Yellow Wallpaper"
 H.W.- Think about  research topics

 Write a ONE page 
 journal entry from 
 John's point of  view.Make sure that you use details which proves that you were actually paying attention to the story. Typed ,12 point font,double spaced.
 March  19th


  In class work

  Introduction to Southern Gothic

  Intro. to Faulkner

  Read " A Rose For Emily"
 No H.W.
  March      15th

 Essay test over "Fences"

 No H.W.
 March  13th

 Discussion questions on play

 Importance of blues and baseball

 Robert Johnson lyrics and song

 Listen to song- modern American  mythology

 Vocab. game



 In class essay on  Thursday
 March  9th

 Complete movie


 Discussion questions

 Test date

 Institutionalized- What does this imply  for the characters?

 H.W.- none
 March  7th


 Continued movie
 March  5th



 Completed reading the play

 Began watching "Fences"

 Collect homework
 March 1st


 4 B's

 Romare Bearden

 The Blues prezi

 Howlin' Wolf


 H.W.- Due next  class. Typed, 12 
 point font, double
 spaced. Write a  complete  response  of one 
 well developed  paragraph that  does the  following:
 A) answers the 
 question fully and
 completely; B)  shows thorough
 knowledge of the
 book and  evidence of  careful reading  and thinking; and 
 c) demonstrates  sound writing

 a)What were your  feelings after  reading a) The  opening chapter  (s) of the book?

 b) After reading  the first half of  the book?
 (Which we did in  class today).

 ( If need be, refer  to PDF of play,  which is on Ms.  Strong's 10th
 grade webpage).

 Feb. 27th


  "A Dream Deferred" by Langston    Hughes

 Feb. 23rd

 August Wilson background

 The Great Migration
 a) problems in the North
 b) segregated cities
 c) "The Devil you know"

 Article in class/questions

 Double standards

 The Negro Leagues

 Intro. play/characters

 Roles/begin reading if time.

 No H.W.
 Feb. 21st

 Complete in class essay  No H.W.
 Feb. 16th

 a) In class essay. Will complete on the  21st  
 Feb. 14th

 a) Grammar
 b) In class work
 c) Registration (6th at 10:10-10:45 and  8th at 2:00-2:35
 d) ?
 Feb. 12th

 a) (Template and rules  and check  annotations for 8th hour)
 b) Discuss reading
 c) Questions?
 Do not forget that  we have  registration on  the 14th.
 Feb. 8th

 a) Rules for final
 b) Template for final
 c) Discuss novel
 d) Questions on novel
 e) Readaloud

 H.W.- Complete  novel
 Feb. 6th

a) Dates for final- 16th-begin 21st-end
b) Discuss novels
c) Continue Haiku reading
d) In class reading

 H.W.- Read to  page 261
 Feb. 2nd  a) Quiz
 b) Discuss novel
 c) Haiku poems due
 d) Share poems

 H.W.- read until
 page 229
 Jan. 31st

 a) Quiz
 b) Collect annotations
 c) Discuss novel
 d) Final for this novel
 e) Haiku
 - Write 3; one on Blevins;one on  Alejandra;one on horses
 Typed, double spaced and due Friday  2nd
 f) Began work in class

 H.W.- Haiku  poems

 Read from 194-  end of chapter 3
 Jan. 29th  1) Quiz
 2) Discuss book
 3) Grammar
 4) Haiku lesson
 5) In class writing
 6) Share

 H.W.- Read 168-  193
 ​​ANNOTATE FOR  SETTING​ (I will  check next class)
 Use  your"Questions to
 Ask When  Analyzing for  Setting"
 Jan. 25th 

 1) Quiz
 2) Discuss novel
 3) Rhetorical analysis (Turn in)
 4) Notes on Setting 
 5) Cole is everywhere
 6) What do we know about him?
 7) VERMIN!!!


 H.W.- read from 

  Jan. 23rd  1) Discuss novel
 2) Cont. work on rhetorical analysis
 3) Type up final copy
 4) Present
 5) Grammar

 H.W. - read from 
 Jan. 19th  1) Discuss novel
 2) Intro. assignment
 3) Definitions-examples
 4) Speeches
 5) Begin groupwork

 H.W.-read from 
 107- 121
 Jan. 17th  1) Quiz
 2) Discuss novel
 3) Go over assignment
 4) Watch speech
 5) Groupwork

 H.W.- read from 

 Jan. 12th  1) Quiz
 2) Discuss novel
 3) Bildungsroman
 4) Rhetorical terms in H.W. column 
 5) Define
 6) Assignment for " I Have A Dream"  speech
 7) Writing assignment due on 17th 

 H.W.- read from  48-81

 Rhetorical terms  to be defined:

 alliteration,  allusion,  anaphora,  assonance, 
 Jan. 10th  1) Quiz
 2) Grammar- Conjunctions
 3) Discuss novel/ film clip
 4) Western genre as American paradigm
 5)         "       character     "                  "
 6) How McCarthy deals with them
 7) Power of females in novel 
 8) Sunsets
 9) Power of chance
 10) Role of horses/nature

 H.W.-read from
 Jan. 8th  1) Welcome back
 2) Seating
 3) Have McCarthy novels
 4) Language/Spanish/trilogy
 5) Begin reading in class


 H.W.- Read 1-23
 Dec.  19th/20th  1) Choose one of the following thematic concepts: Humanism, Pragmatism, Transcendentalism, Immigration, Socialism, or Jeffersonian Agrarianism.
  2) Choose three passages from The Grapes Of Wrath  that exemplify the thematic concept. ONE of the passages MUST come from an intercalary chapter; 1,3,5,7,9,11,12,14,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29.
  3) For each passage, prepare three to five questions level two questions that relate to the thematic concept.
 4) Your grade (30 points) will be based on the following:
  a)   (10 points) Preparedness
   i. The student has selected three  passages and at least three questions for each passage that are appropriate to the topic.
   b)   ( 20 points) Participation
   i. The student participates effectively in the group: taking  turns when it is appropriate, not cutting others off, encouraging silent members, paraphrasing and summarizing the comments of others, and paying close attention to what people say.
   ii. The student contributes thoughtful responses to the question and the overall discussion, supporting with evidence from the novel or other resources.
   iii. The student's knowledge of the material and preparation are evident through quality of responses and discussion. 
 Dec. 15th  FINAL EXAM-open note/open book  
 Dec. 13th  ??????  
 Dec. 11th  a) Presentations  
 Dec. 7th  a) Presentations  
 Dec. 5th  a) Work on presentations
 Work on  presentations
 Dec. 1st  a) Questions
 b) Discuss novel/ending
 c) Intro. "Today's Wrath"  assignment
 d) Begin work in class

 Work on  presentations
 Nov. 29th  a) Quiz
 b) Questions?
 c) Discuss reading
 H.W. Complete  novel
 Nov. 27th  a) Quiz
 b) Questions on  reading
 c) Discuss reading
 e) In class activity
  H.W. Read to end  of Chapter 28
          HAVE A GREAT 


 Nov. 16th  a) Continue watching   documentary  H.W. Read TO   Chapter 27
 Nov. 14th  a) Turn in Dialectical   Journals
 b) Watch The Dust Bowl
 H.W. Read to page 
 Nov. 10th  a) Quiz
 c) Discuss novel
 d) Intro. Dialectical
 Journal assignment
 e) Begin work in class
 H.W.- Read to 
 Chapter 25 (pg. 347)
 Nov. 8th  a) ?'s/comments
 b)-The "Oversoul"
     - What is    
     - What is Jeffersonian
 c) Discuss novel
 d) Short story-        "Harrison Bergeron"
 e) Ted Talk
 H.W. Read to  Chapter 23(pg. 324) 
 Nov. 6th
 a) Quiz
 b) Grammar
 c) In class grammar  assignment
 d) Discuss novel
 e) Assignment
 H.W.-Read to pg.  324
 Nov. 2nd  a) ?'s/comments on  reading
 b) Discuss reading
 c) Transcendentalism-
 d) Aphorisms
 e) Read essay-look for  aphorisms
 f) Personal experience
 g Modern  Transcendental  movements
 H.W.- read to page
 Oct. 31st  a) Quiz on Chapter 18
 b) ?'s/comments
 c) Discuss chapters
 d) " Battle Hymn Of The  Republic"
 e) Book of Exodus-    shall enter Canaan?
 f) F.D.R.- Socialism
 W.P.A.  infrastructure,dams
 H.W.-read 230-251
 Oct. 27th  a) Quiz on Chapter 17
 b) Answers
 c) ?'s/comments on  novel
 d) Discuss 14,15,16,17
 e) If time, read in class
 H.W.-Read chapter
 Oct. 25th  a)Questions/comments  on book
 b) ?
 c) Period 8 turn in Ch.
 1 rewrites

 d) If time, read in class
 H.W. Read Ch. 17
 Oct. 23rd  a) Quiz
 b) Go over answers
 Grammar lesson on  Passive/Active voice
 c) In class work on  grammar
 d) Discuss novel
 H.W.- Read chapters
 Oct 19th
 a) Quiz
 b) Answers
 Discuss pages 36-37
 c) ?'s on novel
 d) Discuss chapters
 e) Introduce  assignment
 f) Begin work in class
 H.W.-read chapters  11,12,13

 Writing assignment
 due on 23rd:  Choose one  character who has  appeared so far:  Tom, Casy, Ma, Pa,  Uncle John,  Grampa. Granma,  Muley Graves.  Rewrite the novel's  beginning(Chapter  1) from this  character's  perspective. Think  about how a story  can be told from  multiple  perspectives. What  might Steinbeck be  trying to tell by  writing about a  whole family and a  whole community?

 Typed, double-  spaced, 12 point  font. 1-2 pages.
 Oct. 17th  a) Quiz
 b) Group presentations
 c) Questions on novel?
 d) Discuss reading
 e) Writing assignment
 H.W.-read chapters  8, 9,10
 Oct. 12th  a) Quiz
 b) Questions on novel
 c) Monsters!
 d) Discuss chapter 4
 e) Group work
 H.W.- Read  chapters 5,6 and 7
 Oct. 10th  a) Turn in conclusion    revision
 b) Questions?
 c) Handout on close  reading/annotation
 d) Characters in the  novel
 e) Volunteers?
 f) Begin reading in class
 H.W.- Read through  chapter 4
 -quiz next class
 H.W. Read through  chapter 4

 Quiz next class

 Dec. 6

  Warm-up with images

  Discuss novel

  Read short stories

 H.W.- Read through
 Chapter 27

 Dec. 4


 Discuss book


 Intro. assignment
 H.W.- Chapter 25
 to page 367

 Read the   description of the
 square dance music
 and the Cherokee   girl and the Texas
 boy dancing. How   does Steinbeck
 change the length 
 and structure. Why
 does he do that   and to what effect?

 Nov. 30


  Woody Guthrie protest song

  Discuss reading
 H.W.- 23 and 24
 Nov. 28

 Quiz/hand back rewrites

 In class discussion about "Al and Mae"
 chapter in novel

 Discuss chapters 15-17

 H.W.-Chapters 21   and 22

Nov. 26

 MAPS  H.W.- CH. 20

Nov. 15

 Discuss novel

 Independent reading 
 H.W.- Read 

 Nov. 13  

 Quiz/collect homework

 Discuss novel

 Transcendentalism Introduction

 New rhetorical term- Aphorism

 Read excerpts from Emerson and 
 Thoreau- stems from Romanticism

 Identify Aphorisms in "Self Reliance"

 H.W. read chapters
 13 and 14

Nov. 9th

 Assigned two paragraph essay practice

 Discussed novel

 Began work on essay practice in class
 H.W.- Chapters 11   and  12

Nov. 7



 Discuss novel

 Introduce assignment-(work time in class
 on Friday


 Assignment prompt:
 For the purposes of this assignment, I   want you to approach Chapter 7 as a   short story  . With that in mind, I want   you to write the first two paragraphs of   an essay about this chapter, complete
 with Hook, Summary of Evidence, Thesis,
 , Transition,Main Idea, Evidence and   Analysis. Due Nov. 13. Typed. Double-     spaced. !2 point font. 
 H.W.- read   chapters  9 and 10

 Nov. 5

  Comma splices

  In class grammar assignment

  Define and discuss Humanism and
  the lead in to Transcendentalism 

  ?'s /comments on reading

  Discussed 5 and 6
 H.W.- Chapters 7,8

 Nov. 1st



 Dust Bowl pictures

 Discuss reading

 Easy 5 paragraph essay

 If time, grammar
 Chapters 5,6

Oct. 30

 Collect archetype assignments 
 Background on Dust Bowl

  Check for novels

  Annotate chapter one for use of Color

  Begin reading in class
 H.W.- Chapters 1, 2   and 3
 Oct. 26

  Finish movie

  Intro. Archetype assignment
 H.W. - Complete   archetype   assignment

 Oct. 24


  G.O.W. next week

  What is an Archetype?


  Some literary archetypes



  Begin Much Ado About Nothing

  Take notes about who in the play
  corresponds with literary archetypes.
 No H.W.

 Oct. 22

  Watch The Great Gatsby in class   No H.W.
 Oct. 18


 Real start date of "Grapes" -Oct 30

 Monday in class watch "Gatsby"

 What to avoid in essays

 Go over prompt

 In class essay


 No H.W.

 Oct. 16th

 Discuss chapter 9

 Easiest 5 paragraph essay in the world

 Thesis statements




Please refer to the essay powerpoint from class.
 In class essay next   class

 Oct. 11th


 Discussed Metonymy in class

 Discussed  presence of metonymy
 in Chapter 8

 Turned in homework

 Discussed Chapter 8

 Finish novel for

 Oct. 9


 Collect h.w.

 Notes on Inductive Reasoning, Indirect/
 direct characterization etc.

 Introduce Metonymy- 3rd rhetorical term

 Clip from movie

 Begin reading and annotating Chapter 8

 H.W.- Read   Chapter  8
 Write a paragraph 
 in which you   identify 3 examples   of Metonymy AND
 how the use of this   rhetorical term   affects the artistic/
 literary quality.
 Typed, double-   paced, 12 point   font.

 Oct. 5

  Hand back annotations
  Introduce quiz assignment

  In class work time
 Assignment due       Tuesday

 Oct. 3

 Discuss chapter 7

 Check annotations

 (In class activity, if time)
 NO H.W.
Oct. 1st



 Discuss chapter 6

 Begin in class activity:

 Reread chapter 2 and annotate for   anaphora . Reread chapter 3 and   annotate for polysyndeton. What are the   artistic/literary effects of  Fitzgerald's use
 of these types of rhetorical language?
 H.W.- Finish   devices assignment
 and read chapter 7

Sept. 27



 Discuss chapter 5

 Chapter 6

Sept. 24

 Passage analysis presentations
 Discuss chapter 4
 Read chapter 5
 Sept. 21

 15-20 minutes to finish passage analysis

 Work on questions for chapter 4 (typed,
 double-spaced due on Tuesday).

 Chapter 4   questions

 Sept. 19

 Discuss Ch. 3
 Introduced Passage Analysis activity
  Began work in groups - Due Tuesday
  H.W.- Read Ch. 4
Sept. 17

 Quizzes on ch's 1 and 2
 Lesson on Annotation and Close Reading 
 Class discussion
 Writing assignment (Due 21st) 
 Writing assignment
 Read Chapter 3
 Sept. 13th

 MAPS TEST  HW- read ch. 2
 Sept. 11

 Bring Gatsby to class
 Intro. Fitzgerald and Jazz Age
 Begin reading in class
 Class discussion
 Read Chapter 1
 Sept. 7th

 Socratic Seminars  None
 Sept. 5th

 Socratic Seminar work time in class
 Writing activity
 Writing   assignment

 August 30

 In class work time
 Vocab. game
 Socratic Seminar
 August 29

 Film clip
 Levels of questions
 Work on Socratic Seminar
 Work on
 Socratic         Seminar
 August   27th

 Finish MC activity
 Annotation activity
 Intro, Socratic Seminar
 Pick partners/ begin work
  Socratic Seminar
 August 23  Multiple Choice activity in pairs  

 August 21  In class essay   
 Bring novel to   class

 August 17  Intro./syllabus
 Get to know you activity
  Bring Catcher​ and

  any notes on the

  novel for use on 

  in class essay -

  Aug. 21st
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