Welcome to English IV!

chant manuscriptThis 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 at SMART Lunch for any make-up work. Refer to your Class Policy sheet for specific requirements.

English IV Class Policies

 

Daily Class Notes

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Final Exam

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 4-5

bullet Notes and discussion--be sure to note all Quotable Quotes!

bullet Final Exam Preparation

Homework

1. Complete summaries of scenes covered in class.

2. Complete motif charts for the day's readings.

3. Complete final project.

4. Study!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 4

bullet Notes and discussion--be sure to note all Quotable Quotes!

Homework

1. Complete summaries of scenes covered in class.

2. Complete motif charts for the day's readings.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Motifs discussion

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 3

bullet Essential Questions:

  1. How do events in this act clearly present the Elizabethan belief in The Great Chain of Being?
  2. What is Macbeth's obsession with children all about?
Homework

1. Complete summaries of scenes covered in class.

2. Complete motif charts for the day's readings.

3. Work on Words and Daggers project: DUE TOMORROW!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Class and Students' Choice Awards

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 2

bullet Essential Questions:

  1. How do events in this act clearly present the Elizabethan belief in The Great Chain of Being?
  2. What is Macbeth's obsession with children all about?
Homework

1. Complete summaries of scenes covered in class.

2. Complete motif charts for the day's readings.

3. Work on Words and Daggers project.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #57

bullet Due dates (see sidebar announcements)

bullet Teams: discuss motif ideas

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 1, scenes 4-7

bullet Essential Questions:

  1. How much power do the witches wield in this play?
  2. What kind of relationship do Macbeth and Lady Macbeth share?
Homework

1. Finish reading to the end of Act 1.

2. Complete summaries of scenes covered in class.

3. Complete motif charts for the day's readings.

4. Work on Words and Daggers project.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Final Vocab presentations--#11-15, list #57

bullet Macbeth reading and analysis, Act 1, scenes 2-3

bullet Essential Questions:

  1. How does Macbeth (the play as a whole) reflect Elizabethan history and traditional thought?
  2. How much power do the witches wield in this play?
  3. What kind of relationship do Macbeth and Lady Macbeth share?
Homework

1. Complete scene summaries.

2. Complete motif charts.

3. Work on Words and Daggers project.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Dickens Reading Quiz

bullet Shakespeare's Theater and Audience review and Essential Questions:

  1. How did Elizabethan theater differ from contemporary theater?
  2. How did Elizabethan theater structure and Shakespeare's language involve the audience? What did they require of the audience?

bullet Literary terms related to audience interaction:

  • Aside
  • Soliloquy
  • Prologue
  • Epilogue
  • Chorus
  • Challenging Illusion

bullet Macbeth intro., motif assignments and handout, reading and analysis of Act 1, scenes 1-3

bullet Reading and analysis of Macbeth, Act 1, scenes 1-3. Essential Questions:

  1. How does Macbeth (the play as a whole) reflect Elizabethan history and traditional thought?
  2. How much power do the witches wield in this play?
Homework

1. Complete scene summaries.

2. Complete motif charts.

3. Work on Words and Daggers project.

Happy Holidays! Classes resume Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Shakespeare's Audience and Mandatory Participation

bullet Scene analyses and presentation

bullet Handouts for Macbeth studies

Homework

1. Read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (text given out Friday; online version available here)

2. Be prepared for a test on the Hero Initiation archetype in this novella when you return.

3. Study notes on Renaissance history and theater.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Shakespeare's Globe and theater scenes from Shakespeare in Love

bullet Take a virtual tour of Shakespeare's Globe!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Quiz: The Great Chain of Being

bullet Vocab. presentations for #6-10 (List #57)

bullet Notes: Elizabeth I and Shakespeare's Theater

Homework

1. Study notes!

2. Vocab. presentations #11-15 tomorrow

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations for #1-5 (List #57)

bullet Notes: The Great Chain of Being and Traditional Thought

bullet Notes: Challenges to Elizabethan Worldview

  • Scientific discovery
  • Religious upheaval: the Protestant Reformation and the Act of Supremacy
  • Political instability
  • The Tudor Family Tree handout
Homework

1. Prepare for quiz on Great Chain of Being.

2. Vocab. presentations #6-10 tomorrow

Monday, December 17, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #56

bullet Introduction to Elizabethan Worldview

Homework

1.

2.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Open-note quiz on Reneaissance History

bullet Vocab. presentations for #6-15 (List #56)

Homework

1. Study for vocab. test #56.

2. Reading and notes on Renaissance Theater (283-288).

Notes on Shakespeare (289-96) due by Thursday, 12/20.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Chaucer essay test

Homework

Reading and notes on Renaissance History (193, 196-212)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Chaucer Test: objective and Quotation Identification sections

Homework

Prepare for essay test.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Notes on Pardoner, Summoner, and Host

bullet Teams: create Quotation Identification portion for an original test--passages AND answers. Your question sheet will include the following text before the passages: "For each passage below, (1) identify the pilgrim, (2) explain the significance of the passage in presenting characterization (and any other literary devices) AND Chaucer's tone toward that pilgrim. Focus on diction!

bullet Individuals complete all sections needed for original tests (below). Remember that you need a separate answer sheet!

  • 18 passages (4-8 lines each) for Quotation Identification
  • 5 questions on Chaucer background,
  • 5 questions on TCT background and format,
  • 10 questions on the Pard's tale and the Wife's tale
Homework

Finish original test (20 questions with a separate answer sheet for everything but the team-generated quotation identification passages) and study for test!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet RQ and discussion:"The Wife of Bath's Tale"

bullet Character analysis: Wife of Bath, Parson --> Reeve

bullet Teams: Pardoner and Summoner

Homework

1. Complete reading and notes for Pardoner and Summoner and Host (add him to the chart, please) to finish the Prologue.

2. Study notes for Chaucer and the background on and format of The Canterbury Tales. Test on Wednesday includes those notes, "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale," and the pilgrim characterization and tone analysis from the Prologue.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Quiz #55

bullet Team active reading and characterization analysis for--the Wife of Bath, the Parson, the Plowman, the Miller, the Manciple, and the Reeve

Homework

1. Complete charts through the Reeve.

2. Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" (138-147).

3. Answer "Reading Check" questions (a-e) and #1-6, 8-9 (149).

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet RQ--CT Pilgrims

bullet Analysis and discussion of HW pilgrims (character and diction/tone)

Homework

1. Prepare for Vocab. Quiz #55. We will finish presentations during SMART Lunch.

2. Read and complete charts for the Wife of Bath and the Parson.

Wednesday, December 6, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations: #6-10

bullet Teams: for each pilgrim (Knight - Franklin), choose the passage that best captures that pilgrim's character AND that clearly presents Chaucer's tone. Justify your choices.

bullet Team characterization analysis: Guildsmen - Doctor

Homework

Complete analysis charts through the Doctor--all columns! Be sure to provide plenty of textual evidence (direct quotations and line numbers).

Vocabulary presentations #11-15 tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary presentations: #1-5

bullet Team characterization analysis: Monk - Franklin

Homework

Complete analysis charts through the Franklin--all columns! Be sure to provide plenty of textual evidence (direct quotations and line numbers).

Vocabulary presentations #6-10 tomorrow.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Essential Question and notes: Why is The Canterbury Tales considered to be the best contemporary picture of 14th century England?

bullet Knight and Squire as foils

bullet Reading and character and tone analysis: Yeoman, Nun, and Monk

bullet The Canterbury Tales Prologue online, translator, Nevill Coghill (same as text)

Homework

Complete analysis charts through the Monk--all columns!

Vocabulary presentations begin tomorrow.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #54

bullet Character analysis charts guided practice: the Knight

bullet Teams: read and analyze the Squire

Homework

Complete chart through the Squire--all columns.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Quiz: Medieval Humours and the Seven Deadly Sins

bullet Prologue introduction notes

bullet Vocabulary presentations: #6-15

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet RQ: "The Pardoner's Tale"

bullet Discussion: Irony in "The Pardoner's Tale"

bullet Notes: Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales

bullet Characterization, exemplum, foible, vice, and "The Prologue"

Homework

1. Humours and Deadlies Quiz tomorrow--I exhort you to study hard!

2. Questions #1-7 (137)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written Review: Humours and Deadlies

bullet Vocabulary presentations and notes, #1-5, List #54

bullet Introductory film and questions on The Canterbury Tales

Homework

1. Study humours and deadlies for quiz that sticks!

2. Read "The Pardoner's Tale" (129-36), and prepare for a Reading Quiz tomorrow.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Research and notes: The Humours

bullet Research and notes: The Seven Deadly Sins and Contrary Virtues

Homework

Reading and Notes on Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales (98-101, 103)

November 21-25, 2012: Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Medieval Romance Test

Homework

None. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Test #53

bullet Romance review

Homework

1. Complete plot summary notes on Morte d'Arthur (174-5).

2. Prepare for Romance test tomorrow: all Medieval Romance notes, including elements of Romance and the Romance Hero; "Sir Gawain" and Morte/Excalibur--plot, character, elements of Romance/Romance Hero, and symbolism/archetypes; allegory

Friday, November 16, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #11-15 (list 53)

bullet Discussion: analysis of "Sir Gawain" as allegory

Homework

Study for vocab. test #53

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-10 (list 53)

bullet Liteary Terms: allegory and didactic

bullet Parable: allegory analysis

Homework

Create a diagram that shows the allegorical connections between the literal and symbolic levels for at least eight characters and events from "Sir Gawain."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 53)

bullet "Sir Gawain" plot and elements of Romance

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Archetypes test

bullet Financial Aid presentation, Mrs. Wardlaw

Homework

1. Reading and notes on Thomas Mallory, Morte d'Arthur, and The Romance Hero (169-70)

2. 4th period: Sir Gawain and Romance analysis handout--complete both sides.

Monday, November 12, 2012: Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 9, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Warm-up: Archetypal analysis, The Lion King, scene 1

bullet Rest of archetype notes and examples

Homework

Study for Archetypes quiz! (think test)

Thursday, November 9, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Finish film viewing and archetype analysis.

bullet Notes: The Archetypal Romance Hero

bullet "Gawain" and Medieval Romance analysis (handout)

Homework

1. Complete Medieval Romance handout--front and back.

2. Study archetype notes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Film analysis catch-up

bullet Continue viewing and analysis

Homework

Make sure questions are up-to-date

Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Teacher Workday/Election Day

Monday, November 5, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Instructions for viewing

bullet Excalibur viewing and analysis

Friday, November 2, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written review--Archetypes

bullet Notes: Archetypes through character types

bullet Begin Excalibur viewing and analysis

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Notes: Medieval Romance (note: If you are using MS Explorer, you may not be able to open this file--a .pptx. A different browser (i.e. Firefox or Chrome) will have no problem with it. Download them for free at Mozilla's site for Firefox and Google's site for Chrome.

bullet Notes: King Arthur and character relationships

bullet Notes: Archetypes--sun through tree (3rd); only through green for 4th

Homework

Study notes from today to prepare for a written review first thing tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Midterm Exam, pd. 4: Vocabulary and Literary Terms sections

bullet "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"--Complete the following assignments in order:

  1. Read and take notes on the Medieval Romance: "Elements of Literature" and "Background" sections (158).
  2. Read the excerpt of "Sir Gawain" (159-65), AND answer "Reading Check" a-e (167) as you read.
  3. Read and take notes: "Elements of Literature" section (167-8).
  4. Then answer #1-10 (167) in complete sentences. Be sure to answer all parts of each question--especially note the parts that require you to elaborate on your first answer.
Homework

All of the above assignments for "Sir Gawain" need to be completed before Thursday.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Midterm Exam, pd. 4: Writing sections

bullet Pd. 3: Complete Literary Analysis section of exam.

bullet Pd. 3: Begin "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Complete the following assignments in order.

  1. Read and take notes on the Medieval Romance: "Elements of Literature" and "Background" sections (158).
  2. Read the excerpt of "Sir Gawain" (159-65), AND answer "Reading Check" a-e (167) as you read.
  3. Read and take notes: "Elements of Literature" section (167-8).
  4. Then answer #1-10 (167) in complete sentences. Be sure to answer all parts of each question--especially note the parts that require you to elaborate on your first answer.
Homework

All of the above assignments for "Sir Gawain" need to be completed before Wednesday.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Midterm Exam, pd. 3

bullet Pd. 4: see below

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Scansion/Poetry analysis for sound and sense

bullet Midterm format and test prep:

  • Vocabulary folder and test analysis
  • Ballads test back
  • Anglo-Saxon test review
  • Notes reviews (see Wednesday's assignment)
Homework

1. Finish compiling notes outlines (see assignment below).

2. Study!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Ballads Test

bullet Scansion exercise

bullet Midterm prep assignment:
When I handed out each of your unit overview sheets, I told you that they would serve several purposes: as your introduction to the unit, as your note-taking guide, and also as your exam review outline.

To review effectively for your exam, on a clean sheet of paper, write down each term from those sheets (Anglo-Saxon Period Overview, Anglo-Saxon Period Notes Guide, and Medieval Period), and from your notes, create a bulleted list under each term that includes any definitions or descriptions, any examples, any significant contributions to British culture, language, and literature, etc. to help focus your studying on the main points under each term.

Focus on your Anglo-Saxon period notes for tonight.

Homework

1. Finish scansion sheet.

2. Complete Anglo-Saxon portion of exam review.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Team Ballad Performances

bullet Notes: Irony

bullet Ballad notes review for test

Homework

Study for ballads test.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Team ballads--finish all questions and notes

bullet Ballads performance prep

Homework

1. Create a 15-question original test for ballads.

2. Include a separate answer sheet.

Friday, October 19, 2012 (Early Release)

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Test #52

bullet Individual assignments: Complete reading, annotation and questions for "Sir Patrick Spens" and "Barbara Allen" (packet)

Homework

Complete #2 (above) for homework

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-15 (list 52)

bullet Notes: Ballad origins

bullet Notes and Discussion (stanza-by-stanza explication)--"Get Up and Bar the Door"

Homework

1. Study for vocab. test #52!

2. Read and answer questions #1-6 for "The Twa Corbies" (packet)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (PSAT testing day) 35-minute class

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written Review and discussion: ballad form and scansion

bullet "The Ballad of Birmingham"

Homework

Study notes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 52)

bullet Handout and notes: Closed-form Poetry & Scansion:

  • Scansion
  • Stanzas (couplet, tercet, quatrain, etc.)
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Rhythm
  • Foot (iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, spondee)
  • Meter (monometer, di-, tri-, tetra-, etc.)
Homework

1. Read and answer questions for "Get Up and Bar the Door" (packet)

2. Study notes! Be prepared for a written review tomorrow.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #51

bullet Ballads Introduction: defining characteristics

Homework

Complete # 1 & 2 on Ballads Team Project handout

Friday, October 12, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #11-15 (list 51)

bullet Open-note quiz and discussion: Medieval Pd., take 2

Homework

1. Study for Vocab. test #51!

2. Fourth period: read and take notes from Ballads packet (82-3).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Note-taking tips and guided practice

bullet Teams: reading and notes from packet handout

Homework

Complete notes from packet.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-10 (list 51)

bullet Open-note quiz on Medieval history reading

Homework

(none)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 51)

bullet Medieval Period reading and notetaking: overview handout

Homework

Complete notes from text (74-88)--be prepared for quiz tomorrow!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. Quiz #50

bullet Riddle evaluations

bullet Medieval Period Intro. (brief!) with overview handout

Homework

1. Revise riddle, type it, and write the answer on the back. Bring all rough work and evals. with it to class.

2. Begin taking notes on the Medieval period (74-78) in text. Bring your text with you to class every day!

3. Ask your parents or someone else who grew up in the 70's and 80's about the best and worst ballads of that era on popular radio. Be sure to define ballad as a song that tells a story (narrative), not a slow "power ballad" rock song.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Complete essay test

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #11-15 (list 50)
Great resource for explanation of induction: Research Methods Knowledge Base site

bullet Anglo-Saxon Riddle assignment (handout not available for download)

Homework

1. Study for Vocab. Test #50.

2. Complete Original A-S Riddle.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Anglo-Saxon Unit Test

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Note: 35-minute class (10th grade testing)

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-10 (list 50)

bullet Anglo-Saxon unit test review

Homework

1. Complete original test review activity

2. Study, study, study!

  • History--invading cultures and contributions, major figures (names and contributions), languages;
  • Literary Terms;
  • Beowulf--know epic, narrative elements (story), characters, themes, hero quest archetype
  • Lyric Poems--genre, "The Seafarer," "The Wanderer," (be able to identify and discuss literary conventions--caesura, kennings, alliteration; thematic elements (prevalent Anglo-Saxon themes);
  • Riddles and Exeter Book

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Literary Terms Quiz

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 50)

bullet "The Wanderer" analysis and annotations, including prevalent Anglo-Saxon themes

Homework

1. Read introduction to and examples of A-S Riddles (61).

2. Review Activity (due Thursday 10/4): Create a 30-question original test, covering all main topics/areas of study for the Anglo-Saxon Period unit.
Test Criteria:

  • Use a variety of question types.
    • Multiple choice
    • Matching
    • Fill in the blanks
    • True/False (no more than 5)
    • Short answer
  • Cover all levels of learning from identification to application to analysis to synthesis. See this page for specific types of questions that cover the different levels.
  • Include a separate answer sheet.
  • Submit typed or neatly written in blue or black ink pen.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Written review on/practice for lyric poetry and Anglo-Saxon literary genres and terms quiz

bullet Analysis notes and discussion: "The Seafarer"

bullet "The Wanderer" and lyric poetry analysis chart

Homework

1. Prepare for A-S literary terms quiz

2. "The Wanderer" analysis--identify and annotate (highlight) evidence of A-S literary conventions and themes

Friday, September 28, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #49

bullet Read and annotate "The Seafarer" (56-58); identify at least three examples of kennings and alliteration--write them in your notes as you read.

Homework

Answer #1-8 on "The Seafarer" (59)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 49)--test tomorrow!

bullet Reading and notes (55)

bullet Notes: Anglo-Saxon themes, lyric poetry, the elegy, and the planctus (note: if you are using MS Explorer, you may not be able to open this file--a .pptx. A different browser (i.e. Firefox or Chrome) will have no problem with it. They are free downloads.

Homework

Study for vocab. test!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012: Vacation Day (Yom Kippur)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #11-15 (list 49)

bullet Beowulf RQ on HW reading assignment

bullet Notes: Beowulf and the Hero Quest Archetype

Homework

1. Read--will need for questions (47).

2. Answer questions #1-9 (48).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-10 (list 49)

bullet Character List

bullet Anglo-Saxon Values and the Schooling of Unferth

Homework

1. Complete reading and annotations/notes (39-46). Be prepared for a reading quiz!

2. Complete character IDs/descriptions.

Friday, September 21, 2012: Early Release and Pep Rally

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary test #48

bullet Beowulf Reading Quiz

Homework

1. Finish reading through p. 37

2. Answer #1 (a-e) and #3-8 (38)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #11-15 (list 48)

bullet Pd. 4: Written review: kennings, alliteration, caesura

bullet Notes: Epics and scops

Homework

1. Study for vocab. test #48!

2. Prepare for Reading Quiz on Beowulf

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #6-10 (list 48)

bullet Vocab. folders and test analysis graph

bullet Pd. 3: Written Review on kennings and alliteration

bullet Pd. 4: Notes on Scansion and Caesura

Homework

Read and take notes on characters and plot of Beowulf (27-35).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocab. presentations, words #1-5 (list 48)

bullet Check homework--analyze kennings and sentence combining, using appositive phrases.

bullet Notes and exercise: Alliteration

Homework

Identify at least five different examples of kennings and alliteration from Beowulf reading, thus far (handout).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Beowulf Reading Quiz (RQ)

bullet Notes: Beowulf and Language

Homework

1. Complete handout exercises on appositives and kennings (both sides).

2. Create a list of proper nouns (people and places) in Beowulf, along with their descriptions.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #47

bullet Anglo-Saxon History Quiz

bullet Language Study (and notes):

Homework

1. Read and take notes on intro. to Beowulf (18-20)

2. Read and take notes first five sections of Beowulf (21-27). Be ready for q reading quiz on characters and events.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary study and illustration hunt for words #9-15

bullet Test and question context analysis

bullet Complete notes on Anglo-Saxon history timeline and contributions

Homework

1. Study for vocab. test #47

1. Study for Anglo-Saxon invasion timeline quiz.

Wednesday, September 11, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary study #1-8 (list 47)

bullet Songs and Culture

bullet Anglo-Saxon history timeline

Homework

1. Study vocab words (47). Test on all words is Friday.

2. Finish invasion timeline through 1066.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet English IV Grammar pre-assessment

bullet Open-note quiz on last night's reading assignment

bullet Reading self-check and discussion

bullet Complete notetaking from black Prentice Hall text.

bullet Anglo-Saxon Period Overview

bullet Note-taking topics

Homework

1. Prep vocab words #1-8, list #47. Test on all words is Friday.

2. Retake notes if self-check found them lacking.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Vocabulary Test #46

bullet Notes on Anglo-Saxon Period (black text 1-9; purple text 3-16)

bullet Purple textbooks distributed--bring every day to class.

bullet Note-taking topics

Homework

Finish taking notes from purple text (3-16).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet (4th pd. only) Writing Process Quiz

bullet Vocabulary test preview

bullet Vocabulary presentations for words #9-15

Homework

Study for Vocabulary test #46!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Notes, Assignments, and Handouts

bullet Writing Process Quiz (3rd pd.)

bullet Vocabulary presentations for words #1-8

Homework

Study words