Welcome to English IV!

helmetThis page is your home for information on what we cover each day in this course. You will find a listing of notes and assignments covered each day with links to any notes, handouts, and resources that I make available for you to download.

Please always check with your Learning Buddy for any missed notes, and be sure to see me for any make-up work. Refer to your Class Policy sheet for specific requirements.

English IV Class Policies

Daily Class Notes

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Review Vocab. List 57, words 1-5

bullet Finish all notes on Shakespeare's Life and Writings

bullet Test Review

Homework

Due Thursday: 26-Q Review (a quiz grade!)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz, List 56

bullet Vocab. List 57 out:

  • Complete 1-5 for Tuesday
  • Complete 6-10 for Wednesday
  • Complete 11-15 for Thursday
  • Quiz: Friday

bullet Finish all notes on Shakespeare's Theatre and Life

Homework

1. Complete Vocab. 57, 1-5

2. Study all notes on Shakespeare's Theatre and Life. Test on Wednesday.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary review, list 56, #11-15

bullet Alive @ 25 presentation

Homework

Study for Vocab. Quiz #56!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Cumulative Vocab. TEST, lists 46-53

Notes on Shakespeare's Theater: Audience Interaction

Homework

Study for Written Review on Theater notes!

Vocab. list 56--complete worksheet

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary review #6-10, List 56

bullet Review for cumulative vocab. test: lists 46-53

Notes on Shakespeare's Theater

Homework

Study for BIG Vocab. TEST, lists 46-53!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review, list 56, #1-5

bullet Team review test sentences for Vocab. TEST on Thursday (Lists 46-53)

bullet Notes: Shakespeare's Theater

Homework

1. Complete #6-10 for vocab. list 56.

2. Study for TEST on lists 46-53 (Thursday).

Monday, April 25, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary 56 list out: Test on Friday!

bullet Cumulative Vocab. Test (lists 46-53): Thursday

bullet ECPI social media branding presentation

bullet Film clip: scene from within Elizabethan Theater

Homework

Complete first side of vocab. sheet (min. 1-5)

Study from lists 46-49.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #55

bullet Notes: Elizabeth, England, and the Arts

bullet Women and the stage (film clip)

Homework

Study notes.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Review, List 55, #11-15 (quiz tomorrow!)

bullet Notes: Chaos leading up to the Renaissance

Homework

Study for Vocab Quiz #55!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Crisis Counselor presentation

bullet Vocabulary review #1-5 (List 55)

bullet Quick Quiz: Great Chain of Being

bullet Checked off research topic assignment

Homework

Complete Vocab. List 55 exercises through #10.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

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Homework

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review #1-5 (list 54)

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Homework

Monday, April 11, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #53

bullet List #54: quick overview

bullet Reading Quiz: "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

bullet Medieval Period Test Prep (Wednesday):

  • Medieval Period literature and notes/literary conventions (rules, structures, etc.):
    • The Ballad and "Barbara Allen," "Sir Patrick Spens," "The Twa Corbies,"Get Up and Bar the Door"
    • The Medieval Romance: "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and Excalibur (based on Morte d'Arthur
  • Archetypes (all of them)
Homework

Due Wednesday: 26 Q Review (read instructions carefully!)

Due tomorrow: Vocab. sheet #1-5

Friday, April 8, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review #6-15 (List 53): >Quiz Monday

bullet Complete viewing of Excalibur and study guide questions.

Homework

Study for vocab. quiz #53!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Continue viewing Excalibur

bullet Study Guide

bullet Analysis focal points:

  • Evidence of medieval romance conventions
  • Archetypes and their significance
Homework

DUE Friday--Answer questions after "Sir Gawain" (111): #1-8 (Responding) and #1-2 (Analyzing)

Be prepared for a reading quiz when I return!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Viewing of Excalibur

bullet Study Guide

bullet Analysis focal points:

  • Evidence of medieval romance conventions
  • Archetypes and their significance
Homework

DUE Friday--Answer questions after "Sir Gawain" (111): #1-8 (Responding) and #1-2 (Analyzing)

Be prepared for a reading quiz when I return!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written review: yesterday's notes

bullet Vocabulary #1-5

bullet Reading and notes: characteristics and conventions of early Medieval Romance (94-95 in text)

bullet Reading and plot notes:"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (96-110)

Homework

Complete reading of "Sir Gawain" along with your plot notes. Be prepared for a reading quiz tomorrow! Suggestion: being able to answer the questions that follow the story will help you ace the quiz.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Notes: Hero Archetypes:

  • The Initiation
  • The Quest
  • The Sacrificial Scapegoat

bullet Notes: The Seven Deadly Sins

bullet Notes: The Seven Contrary Virtues

Homework

Complete all vocab. work for list #53.

Study notes on Seven Deadly Sins and Contrary Virtues!

Friday, March 25 - Friday, April 1, 2016: Spring Break

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Archetypes test: Intro. through Terrible Mother

bullet Notes:

  • The Soulmate
  • The Wise Old Man
  • The Hero

bullet Vocabulary List #53 out: due Tuesday after break (4/4); test Friday, 4/8

Homework

Complete all vocab. work for list #53.

Have a wonderful break!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Archetypes Mini-quiz #2

bullet Review and analysis of "Desert Places"

bullet Logo and ad analyses for multiple archetypes and inherent message about product/company

bullet Notes:

  • Numbers 3, 4, and 7
  • The Good Mother
  • The Terrible Mother
Homework

Test tomorrow! Archetypes: introduction through The Terrible Mother

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Mini-quiz on yesterday's notes

bullet Continue Archetypes study:

  • Circle and its variations (egg/oval, wheel, Yang-Yin)
  • Garden
  • Serpent
  • Desert
Homework

Monday, March 21, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Introduce archetypes: sun, water, colors

Homework

Study notes--quiz tomorrow!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz #52

bullet Finish introduction to Arthurian legend and the Medieval Romance Hero

bullet Film and questions

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Ballads comprehension quiz

bullet Medieval Romance notes

bullet Begin film on history v. legend

Homework

Study for vocab. quiz #52!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review #52 (1-8)

bullet Complete Quiz Scansion & Rhythm terms

bullet Ballads analysis:

  • "The Twa Corbies"
  • "Get Up and Bar the Door"
Homework

Study for quick quiz on the four ballads (pages 82-93)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet (1/2) Quiz: Closed form poetry notes and ballad form

bullet Finish notes on foot and meter

Homework

Study notes for 2nd half of quiz.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written Review: Closed form poetry and ballads

bullet Ballads reading:

  • "Sir Patrick Spens" (84-87); answer #1-9 (86)
  • "The Twa Corbies" (90); answer #1-6 (90)
  • "Get Up and Bar the Door" (88-89); answer #1-11 (89)

bullet Quiz tomorrow on Closed form poetry and ballad notes

Homework

Finish questions above.

Study for quiz.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary List 52 review

bullet Introduction to The Medieval Period

bullet Notes: take thorough notes from pages 70-71 and 73-79 of your text.

Homework

Finish notes--be prepared for an open-note quiz tomorrow!

Friday, March 4, 2016: Early Release

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Epic Boasts due

bullet Vocab. Quiz #51

bullet Final Beowulf Reading Quiz

bullet Vocab. list #52 out

Homework

Complete vocabulary exercises (#1-15) due Tuesday.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet FLEX:

  • Independent reading
  • Make-up work
  • Boast peer reviews and revision

bullet Vocab. review #11-15

bullet Beowulf questions and review

Homework

A. Final draft of boast due tomorrow.

  1. Be sure to go through the instructions, your reviews and checklist carefully--remember, this project is a test grade--fulfill all requirements. Turn in work that makes you proud!
  2. Have your printed copy in hand when you walk in the classroom tomorrow. If you do not have access to a printer from home, be sure to print it out at school BEFORE you walk in this room. If you do not, your work will be late, and your test grade docked according to PLT and English IV class policiy.
  3. Staple in order from top to bottom:
    • Final draft (with name, date, pd., upper right corner)
    • Any revised draft with reviews attached to draft (if applicable)
    • First draft with reviews attached to back

B. Study for vocab quiz #51.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review #1-10

bullet Final boast peer reviews and revision work.

Homework

Finish entire vocab. sheet (reviewing 11-15 tomorrow).

Boast final draft due Friday.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016: ACT Day

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Group boasts analysis and revision assistance

Homework

As only six seniors attended class today, we did not review vocab words 1-5; be sure to have 1-10 prepared for tomorrow.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Epic Boasts peer reviews (complete 2)

bullet Revision

Homework

Work on boast revision, considering peer feedback.

Final draft due Thursday.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #50

bullet Vocab. List # 51 out

bullet Beowulf reading (35-46); answer "Responding" questions 2-6 and "Analyzing" questions 1-3 (47)

bullet Beowulf Boast project

Homework

1. Boast due for peer review on Monday (quiz grade!)

2. Reading and questions above

3. Vocabulary Chart: list 51

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review #6-15

bullet Beowulf reading (35-40)

bullet Beowulf Boast project

Homework

Reading and Boast

Wednesday, February 24, 2016: No Class--Inclement Weather Early Release

Homework

Finish entire vocab. sheet so we stay on target!

(last night's homework) Complete prewriting work for boast project (#1-6).

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. review, 1-5

bullet Reading and analysis "The Battle with Grendel"

bullet Boast Like Beowulf project introduction

Homework

Complete vocab exercises through #10.

Complete prewriting work for boast project (#1-6).

Friday, February 19, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #49

bullet Notes: Anglo-Saxon literary conventions: the caesura

Homework

Read in Beowulf, pp. 29-32 and 35-40.

Answer questions #5, 6, 7 (32) and #1, 2, 3 (33).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations (List #49)

bullet RQ: Beowulf, part 1

bullet Anglo-Saxon Appositives (Kennings) exercises

Homework

Study for Vocab. Quiz!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Finish contest

bullet Written Review: terms for notes

bullet Examples of kennings and alliteration in Beowulf

bullet Beowulf reading

Homework

1. Read and note kennings and alliteration--min. 5 examples each with line number documentation(23-28). Be prepared for a reading quiz tomorrow!

2. Complete vocaublary exercise sheet.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations (List #49)

bullet Notes: Anglo-Saxon themes

bullet Notes: Literary Devices

bullet Sound & Sense Devices and Marketing/Sales Competition

Homework

1. Study all notes!

2. Complete through #10 on vocab. sheet. Presentations continue tomorrow.

Monday, February 15, 2016: Ice Day

Friday, February 12, 2016 (Early Release)

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #48

bullet Vocab. List #49 out

bullet Beowulf: finish notes on epic poetry, oral tradition, and scops

Homework

Complete first side of vocab. list exercises (1-7)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations (List 48, #11-15)

bullet Notes: Epic Poetry

bullet Handouts for Beowulf

bullet Reading of Beowulf (20-22)

Homework

Vocab Quiz tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Test: Anglo-Saxon History

bullet Vocabulary presentations (List 48, #6-10)

bullet Intro. to Beowulf

Homework

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations (List 48, #1-5

bullet Test review activity

Homework

Study!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #47

bullet Vocab. Quiz #48 out (presentations #1-5 tomorrow!)

bullet Notes: preparation for test on Wednesday (Anglo-Saxon history)

Homework

1. Presentations

2. Study for test!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations: List 47, #9-15

bullet Finish word/language study and discussion from History of England videos.

Homework

Study for Monday's Vocab. Quiz #48!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations: List 47, #1-8

bullet Finish recap of each invading culture's contributions

bullet Evolution of the English Language and The History of English (in 10 minutes)

Homework

Complete vocab. exercises and presentations #1-9.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Teams: Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Normans

bullet Create quick presentation of your team's representative invading culture's basic information and share with class

bullet (Normans finish tomorrow.)

Homework

1. Complete #9-15 of list exercises.

2. Prepare teaching presentations for class. #1-8: Thursday / #9-15: Friday

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Discussion re: integrity, work ethic, and our expectations

bullet Vocab. Quiz #46

bullet Vocab. List #47

bullet Revised due dates (below)

Homework

1. Complete #1-8 of list exercises.

2. Prepare teaching presentations for class. #1-8: Thursday / #9-15: Friday

Monday, February 1, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Open-note Quiz: Anglo-Saxon period

bullet Vocabulary presentations and test prep

Homework

Study for Vocabulary Quiz #46--tomorrow!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Standing O's

bullet Vocab. Presentations (tech glitch--will run them Monday)

bullet Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Period

bullet Textbooks assigned

bullet Reading and notes assignment

bullet Tips on notetaking

Homework

Finish reading and notes from text (2-9) to prepare for an open-note QUIZ on Monday!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet FLEX: to library to check out book for independent reading

bullet Vocabulary Teams and Teaching Schedule

bullet Complete presentations and process of making them digitally accessible

bullet Vocab. presentations: #12, 14, 15

Homework

All presentations must be ready in one partner's Google Drive, shared with me no later than 7:00 AM. Do NOT send an actual presentation as an email attachment.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Presentation team assignments, requirements, and rubric

bullet Team collaboration

Homework

Presentations due and begin tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016: Three-hour Delay

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Financial Aid presentation

bullet Vocabulary Presentation Instructions

Monday, January 25, 2016: No School (weather)

Friday, January 22, 2016: No School (weather)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet English III Vocabulary posttest

bullet English IV Vocabulary pretest

bullet Vocabulary List #46

Homework

Complete vocabulary exercises on handout.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Student Questionnaire

bullet Class Policies

bullet The Homecourt Advantage

bullet Introductions

Homework

1. Complete questionnaire.

2. Read and sign (and have parent/guardian sign) your class policy sheet.