October Honors Lesson Plans
Roaring Twenties presentations.
Remember to send me journal! Check the requirements carefully on Monday page below!
Halloween Journal due--see above to make sure you followed guidelines! Remember to highlight the colons & semicolon constructions!
Finish presentations if necessary.
View: F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer
Take notes on the 50 minute video
If you are absent for class, have no fear! The video is also available on YouTube, broken into short 9-minute pieces:
Click to access the video online
Click to open the worksheet that goes with the video
Take quiz over videos at Quia
Previous days' assignments:
Work day for Roaring Twenties presentation.
Here is the link to the document where you signed up.
Click to read The Roaring Twenties 2-Minute Tech Talk Guidelines
Practice with this Online Stopwatch. See the time margins on the rubric!
Also, an assignment due Friday: Halloween Journal
A full page typed journal will be due Friday (not much longer please). Break into at least two paragraphs. Choose ONE topic below and follow MLA format (remember 1" margins, 12 pt. Times Roman, header 12 pt. Times Roman, 4-line info, center title, no bold). In addition, include a graphic appropriate to your topic--maybe it's a picture of you or an online image. Graphic must be not much larger than 2" x 2" and must be text-wrapped within the text of your journal. Journal must include ONE colon construction and ONE semicolon construction. Please highlight both of those constructions before you turn in. Remember that for sentence variety in a work this short, NO TWO SENTENCES should begin in the same way! Use phrases, clauses, single-word adjectives or adverbs, etc.
A. The BEST Halloween costume(s) that I made myself or helped to make
B. My BEST or SCARIEST childhood Halloween memory
C. My most fun Halloween ever. Tell what you did, where you did it, who you did it with, and why you enjoyed it.
D. My family's Halloween traditions
E. Spin a Halloween tale about a Halloween YOU experienced using this famous quote: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
HISTORY drives literature! HISTORY determines what is being written!
1. The Roaring 1920s Part 1
2. To Live in the 20s--6 minutes of video clips from the 1920s depicting many aspects of the culture of the decade.
3. Life in the Roaring 1920s--a student project
4. Prohibition in the 1920s from CBS Sunday Morning
Many of the topics from these video clips are rolled into F. Scott Fitzgerald's works.
To kick off our study of the 1920s and The Great Gatsby, we will get one of our Language Arts Common Core Speaking & Listening requirements out of the way with a short presentation.
Click to read The Roaring Twenties 2-Minute Tech Talk Guidelines
**All four assignments due by midnight Sunday 10/24**
Go through comma application exercises in Tuesday packet. Do another handout together.
What's the difference between a semicolon sentence and a FANBOYS sentence?
Then, work through these activities:
Commas with Compound Sentences--Rule #8 on your worksheet
Commas with items in a series--Rule # 9 on your worksheet|
Now Practice: **Read directions carefully to access the correct exercises!**
Multiple Choice--click on the link labeled Multiple Choice in the menu on the left!
Introductory Comma Rule! (#4)
FANBOYS Rule practice (#8)
For the following exercises, scroll down to Chapter 28 The Comma under Additional Exercises
Additional Exercise: Commas with Introductory Elements
Additional Exercise: Commas with non-essential elements
Additional Exercise: Misuse of Commas
Commas Galore Practice (might require the Java update)
Complete and submit Comma Usage Assignment #1 at Quia. (18 pts) Use your rule sheet.
Comma Usage at Quia (11 pts).
But wait, there's more comma practice:
Insert the commas!
Multiple Choice Quiz #1
Multiple Choice Quiz #2
Practice commas here!
Last best practice here!
Now, complete and submit Comma Assignment #2 at Quia (11 pts)
Comma Assignment #3 at Quia--this is another 18 point one.
**So today you should have completed two 11 point and two 18 point activities. I will keep the better score in each set.
Discuss the 4 assigned poems.
Notes on the poems
Brief lesson on Motifs in Literature
Brief lesson on Synecdoche
You will need to be able to EXPLICATE or analyze poetry and then express that analysis in written form next year for AP. So please read these three analyses (one of each poem) carefully to see what that process involves.
1. I Hear America Singing:
2. I, Too Sing America: (KEEP CLICKING THRU EACH STANZA)
**Note especially the CONNECTIONS made between I Hear and American Singing and THIS poem!
3. Harlem: A Dream Deferred
4. Analysis of 2 Langston Hughes' Dream poems
Take Poetry Quiz--use book and notes!
MUG: Intro to commas. Complete the outline of 14 common comma rules.
Assignment: Application Activity in packet--add commas where necessary.
Go over Figurative Language Poetry Worksheets:
1. Poetic Devices Worksheet #5 with 10 questions.
2. Did you have any difficulty locating any of the devices on the page labeled Identifying Poetic Devices?
3. Figurative Language Worksheet #3
Intro to The American Dream
1. Read American Dream Packet (in class)
2. Read pg. 820-822 in text The American Dream: Illusion or Reality
3. Read Poems in book and packet; look at them in both places! Always read poems more than once! Answer the questions in the margins in the packet! I do. We do.
How to Read a Poem
How to do Poetry Analysis
“I Hear America Singing” pg. 396-398
“I, Too, Sing America” pg. 924-925
“A Dream Deferred” pg. 926
To understand poetry, you need to HEAR poetry and READ IT OUT LOUD!
1. I Hear America Singing:
2. I, Too Sing America:
3. A Dream Deferred:
Poets are masters of words. Masters of words not only utilize figurative language in their poetry but also pay attention to the rhythm and flow of writing and speaking. If you want to be a master of words, study how masters of words do this!
Objective: Students should be able to recognize figurative language, rhythm, meter, and foot. Students should be able to figure out the scansion of poems.
In order to be able to break down and analyze a poem, we need to be proficient with recognizing literary devices, figurative language, form and meter. When you take the AP exam, there won't be specific questions like identify examples of personification or metaphor or questions about tone or mood. It will be up to you to pick the poem apart FIRST, then write an analysis of your investigation!
Let's do more practice with poetic devices and scansion! Utilize the poetry notes we took last Friday! Groups of 3.
Two packets: Scansion packet and Figurative Language Worksheet
Add idioms to your list! See the most common idioms in the English language here.
Monday: No School Native American Day
Poetry terms: Objective: Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of literary terms.
Definitions and examples of feet, meter, poetry scansion
Access poetry terms worksheet here
Access terms keynote here
Wednesday 10/7--Get Devlin's definition and example!
Then spend 15-20 minutes reviewing with...
Basic Literary Terms (play once, then click New Game)
Play Literary Terms Matching (play more than once to access all terms, some of which should be familiar even if not defined this time)
Play Lit Terms Set 2 (play more than once to access all terms)
Use the Figures of Speech Flashcards
Play Figures of Speech Matching
Do You Know Your Metaphors #1? Drag and Drop (click refresh to get new pairs!)
Finally...Please put your notes away and Take Literary Terms Quiz at Quia
Then continue working on your Ripped from the Headlines poem for Friday! Look carefully at instructions to make sure you have included all requirements!
View the video I left of me explaining today's plans. If you are absent you can view it here on YouTube.
Do gallery walk for Literary terms. Clear the tables of everything but the posters. Put two or three on each table.Everyone match up to a term and just keep moving around the room until you get them all. Please lay out the 3 that I did to add to your list! They are on the back counter. Take notes for each term. You may or may not have enough space on the worksheet I provided. If not, use a notebook. **Devlin is at state golf. He had hyperbole. He will be back on Wednesday!
Next work on a Ripped from the Headlines poem. Mr. Kimmel will give you the directions. I brought another box of magazines to cut from. My example is on the back of the directions. I also taped a student sample from last year to the board by the calendar. Use the rest of class to work on this activity and then study and be ready for a lit terms quiz in class on Wednesday!
Notes on 5 major movements of American Lit.
CLOSELY View History of American Lit. Part I and Part II
Now take 5 Major Movements Quiz--use your notes
*Today the quiz is set so you will get NO feedback
Objective: Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of literary terms.
One major focus of the new Core Content tests and the AP English exams will be knowledge of literary devices and rhetorical strategies. You will be expected to both recognize them in literary passages and analyze their use in the essay portions of the exams.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
Therefore, we need to constantly review a list of the most commonly tested terms on those exams throughout the year. Here are links to assist in that review:
1. Cracking the AP Lit Exam 2013: Literary Terms
2. AP English Literary Terms
3. Literary Devices Dictionary with examples
4. Literary Term Examples
Today you will be assigned one term. We will start with the terms that should be somewhat familiar to you already. Create a small poster that includes:
a. the term
b. the definition
c. a VISUAL demonstration or creative approach to help us remember it (poem, acronym, photos, etc.)
d. Example of the device from a famous author (mentioning the work)
Use the internet or magazines to help in your creation of the poster. Your goal is to help your classmates understand the literary devices in order to achieve success on standardized tests and the AP exam AND to have fun in the process!!!! Bring completed poster to our next class for gallery walk!